Only 23% pass HSSC examination
Rawalpindi, Feb 01: The Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) on Tuesday announced the results of Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) Supplementary Examination 2011 with a pass percentage only 23%.
As many as 16,405 candidates, including 7,314 male and 9,091 female, appeared in the examination, out of which 1,528 male and 2,220 female students passed the examination. A total of 273 cases of unfair means were registered, while 501 students remained absent.
RBISE spokesperson Arsalaan Cheema said that to make the examination process more transparent the Punjab government has announced that all students of HSSC would submit their child registration certificates (CRCs) along with other documents for the part-I and II examination this year.
Professors, lecturers want resolution of their problems
Rawalpindi: The Punjab professors and lecturers have expressed concern over the failure of the provincial government to resolve their grievances despite assurances by it to solve their problems in three days in the form of a package which was to be announced by Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif.
Talking to this correspondent, on condition of anonymity, a group of professors and lecturers both male and female serving in Punjab colleges said that they had ended their protest movement some ten days ago on the assurances of the concerned authorities in educational directorates that the Punjab chief minister would resolve their problems including charter of demands and announce package for teachers in next three days. However, instead of announcing any package the chief minister first went abroad and on return remained busy in drugs issue, which allegedly killed more than hundred people. Authorities in educational departments including education secretary has to do all work and the directives by the Punjab chief minister to him in this regard were enough to announce package for the college teachers, the professors and lecturers observed.
Similarly, when this correspondent approached Additional President of Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association (PPLA), Rawalpindi District, Professor Ilyas Qureshi, confirmed that the charters of demand presented by them remains unresolved till to date despite great assurances given by the authorities some ten days ago. The Punjab government is now coming up with excuses of involvement of chief minister in drugs matter. This is totally unjust. A delegation led by the association president also held meeting with the concerned authorities with regard to the non-resolution of their demands. Instead of giving clear reply, the authorities in the government adopted tactic of dilly-dallying. Because of non-resolution of our demands, insecurity, tension and unrest has gripped the teachers' community linked with Punjab colleges, he claimed.
Similarly, Ilyas Qureshi stated that a meeting of the executive committee of the PPLA would be held today (Wednesday) to draw a fresh line of strategy in favour of our demands. In the best interest of the students professors and lecturers of Punjab colleges had ended their boycott and strike on government's assurance. We belonging to educational profession refrained from holding protest demonstrations during the movement. But the non-resolution of our problems would force even us to come out on streets in favour of our demands, Prof Ilyas stated. The Punjab government authorities deceived the college teachers and it was our mistake to end the strike, he said.
On the other hand, Education Secretary Dr.Ijaz Munir did not attend his cellular whenever tried by this correspondent to seek his comments over the matter. Moreover, his direct landline number was also found busy continuously all the time.
PU MA/MSc suppl exams
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Examinations Department has notified that MA/MSc, Part-II, Supplementary Exam 2011, will commence from February 28, 2012. The admission fee and form can be submitted till February 7, 2012.
Lahore: Punjab University's Student Teacher Centre (STC) organised the interdepartmental Seerat-un-Nabi (S.A.W.W) quiz contest in the Al-Razi Hall of the Centre for Undergraduate Studies on Tuesday.
The teams of students from 22 departments of the varsity participated in the contest. Maulana Zahid Rashdi was the chief guest while Director Student Affairs Iftikhar Ahmad Chaudhry and a large number of students were also present.
The team from School of Biological Sciences, comprising Nasir Ahmad Shakir and Ashraf Hussain Hashmi, clinched first position, team comprising Hassan Raza and Mudassar Jamil from Urdu Department stood second while team comprising Sami Ullah Khan and Abu Zar Ghaffari from Space Science Department bagged third position.
Addressing the students, Maulana Zahid Rashdi advised them to get knowledge of Quran and Islam. Later, he gave away cash prizes and certificates to winning students.
PUASA polls on 29th
Lahore: Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PU-ASA) has decided to hold its polls to elect new body for the year 2012 on February 29.
The decision in this regard was made at the executive council meeting of the PU-ASA held at the varsity on Tuesday. Prof Dr Mahr Saeed Akhtar also said that annual dinner for the faculty members by the association would be held on February 28.
KP govt plans to develop UET satellite campus
Peshawar: The provincial government has decided to develop the satellite campus of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) as a model campus and introduce more technologies in it.
A meeting presided over by Chief Minister Ameer Haider Hoti on Tuesday discussed the condition of the universities and sub-campuses in his hometown Mardan. Several secretaries, UET Vice-Chancellor Imtiaz Hussain Gilani, advisor finance of the university Mohammad Sarwar Khan and vice-chancellor Abdul Wali Khan University Dr Ihsan Ali attended the meeting.
A task force was constituted to review the requirements for making the satellite campus of UET a model campus and suggest recommendations within a month. Imtiaz Gilani briefed the meeting and said the management of the university wanted to introduce three more disciplines in the Mardan Campus including Power Engineering, Information and Telecommunication Engineering and Computer Engineering.
A senior official of the university said they had earlier considered upgrading the Mardan campus to a separate university but after a detailed meeting with the faculty members it was decided to develop it as a model campus.
He said the UET was having very good repute at the national and international level and being sub-campus of the UET, Peshawar would be more productive for the Mardan campus. "We have the honour to produce joint projects with international institutions like the Cambridge University," he said. The news