Private students appearance in SSC exams
Lahore, Jan 21: The Punjab government has deferred ban on private students to appear in science and other practical subjects in part-wise Secondary School Certificate (Matriculation) examination.
In a press statement issued from Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore, the controlling authority of BISEs of the province deferred the ban for one more year.
The statement added that private candidates were now allowed to appear in Secondary School Certificate (Part-I) examination 2010 and (Part-II) examination 2011 under the part-wise examination system.Your Comments
PU announce MA/MSc exams schedule
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) Examinations Department has issued the schedule of admission forms for MA/MSc (Part-I and Part-II) Annual Exam 2010.
The last date for submission of MA/MSc Part I admission forms with single fee is 11-03-2010 (by hand) and 03-03-2010 (by post) while the forms can be submitted with double fee till 26-03-2010 (by hand) and 18-03-2010 (by post).
The exam will commence from June 8, 2010.
Similarly, the last date for submission of MA/MSc Part-II admission forms with single fee is 14-04-2010 (by hand) and 06-04-2010 (by post) while the forms can be submitted with double fee till 29-04-2010 (by hand) and 20-04-2010 (by post). The exam will commence from July 8, 2010.
PU low price books
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) vice-chancellor, Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, has said that, in view of the ever increasing prices of books, the PU is considering to publish low price books on a variety of subjects, through the University Printing Press, for the consumption of students' community.
He was addressing the inaugural session of a two-day international seminar titled "Azad Sadi" held on the eve of 100th death anniversary of the renowned Urdu prose writer, Maulana Muhammad Hussain Azad, at the Sheerani Hall of Oriental College on Wednesday.
Prominent literary figures, intellectuals and men of letters from within the country and abroad, including foreign delegates from India, Japan, Iran and Turkey, attended the seminar.
The VC said the provision of books at economical prices to students would help them study books other than those included in their academic curriculum to enhance their understanding of the world and life.
Lauding the singular services of the Oriental College, the vice chancellor remarked during its 140 years existence, it had served as a cradle of Urdu in this part of the world, producing numerous great masters of Urdu language.
Later, the VC also performed the launching ceremony of five books published by the Oriental College as part of the international seminar comprising manuscripts of Maulana Azad, Azad dictionary, a research journal, taaraf nama comprising prose extracts from Maulana Azadís writing and Intikhab-e-Azad by Dr Aslam Farkhi.
Earlier, Urdu Department chairman Prof Dr Tehseen Firaqi, presenting the welcome address, paid glowing tributes to the great Urdu writer, Maulana Muhammad Hussain Azad, for his multifaceted contributions to Urdu prose and literature, adding that his unique magical prose writing style would not be forgotten even by generations to come.
Dr Muhammad Aslam Farkhi gave a comprehensive life sketch of Maulana Azad, including his extra ordinary literary services. Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Mazhar underlined the overriding need for using Urdu language as medium of instructions in educational institutions but also for superior services examination. He said towards this end, the vice-chancellor had already constituted Nafaz-e-Urdu Committee.
Later, Dr Abu Al-Kalam Qasmi and Dr Asghar Abbas (India), Soyamane Yasir (Japan), Muhammad Ikram Chughtai, Dr Rubina Tareen, Dr Muhammad Fakhar-ul-Haq Noori, Agha Salman Baqar, Dr Rauf Parekh, Dr Moeen-ud-Din Aqil, Dr Asghar Bayat (Iran), Dr Qazi Abid, Mobeen Mirza, Dr M Saleem Mazhar, Dr Aurangzeb Alamgir and Dr Aziz Ibn-e-Al-Hassan, presented their papers on the life and literary services of Maulana M Hussain Azad. The news
Students' supporting books
Gujarnwala: Teachers of private and state-run schools are forcing students of Class-IX and X to buy 'supporting books' of their favourite authors for the preparation of their annual examinations.
Some students and their parents on Wednesday said teachers threatened students who dared to defy their orders.
They said authors and publishers of these helping books reportedly hired the services of teachers who then forced students to buy them as these books were a 'guarantee' of success in the examination.
They said the chief minister had announced free education for all students, but the teachers were compelling students to buy expensive books.
District officer (secondary) education Syed Farman Ali Naqvi said nobody was allowed to sell helping books in schools or compelling students to buy such stuff. Dawn
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