AIOU places assignments' result on website
Islamabad, Jan 24: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has placed the assignments result of ATTC, CT and B Ed programmes for the Semester Spring, 2010 on its website.
The purpose is that any discrepancy on the part of student/tutor or examinations department should be rectified before the announcement of final result.
Controller of Exams Hafeez Ullah announced this information. He said feeding of final results of ATTC, CT and B Ed programmes is in progress.
The students are advised that discrepancy in assignments result, if any might, be reported to examinations department by January29, 2011 for rectification because once result was declared it would not be possible to accept any supplementary result or revision in result particularly assignments result.Your Comments
HEC scholar completes PhD from UVAS
Islambad: Higher Education Commision (HEC) Scholar Mirza Muhammad Haroon Mushtaq has completed PhD from the Department of Food and Nutrition, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha supervised his research work.
Haroon who was awarded scholarship under '5000 Indigenous PhD Fellowships' in 2007, completed his PhD in a short span of three years.
His research work 'Implications of Varying Electrolytes (Sodium, Potassium and Chloride) and their Balance on Growth Performance and Physiological Responses of Broilers' evaluates the effect of supplementation of dietary electrolytes with the applicability of the DEB using deferent salts on broiler chicken's growth performance fed under phase feeding system.
The study examines the carcass characteristics, body physiological responses, water intake, letter condition and serum mineral chemistry of the modern broiler strain reared under phase feeding programme so as to define best level of each electrolyte and salt source for each feeding phase of broiler's life. It also suggests other related factors beneficial for poultry growth in the country. Daily times
NUML student missing
Rawalpindi: A case of 'forced disappearance', involving a student of National University of Modern Language (Numl) was registered with the New Town police on Friday, police said.
Hassan Waheed had been missing for the last 18 months.
Waqas Waheed, the brother of the missing person, in his complaint to the police said some unidentified persons came to his house posing themselves as the owner of a car and said Mr Hassan had hit their car.
Waqas Waheed said the strangers took his brother away saying that they were taking him to the New Town police station as the damaged car was parked there.
Concession card system for students proposed
Islamabad: The 'Youth Senate', a symbolic lawmaking body of the Pakistani youth, has come up with a national concession card (NCC) scheme and urged the government to implement it in order to ease the transport problems of the students.
Under the scheme, the holders of the cards would get 50 per cent concession in all private sector transport.
Chairman YSP Hannan Ali Abbasi and Deputy Chairman Anjum Javed Cheema told a news conference here that over 80 per cent of students in Pakistan were facing severe transport problems. Clashes between students and transporters have become a routine while several students died and hundreds injured in different incidents after clinging to the rooftops of transport vehicles.
Moreover, increase in the petroleum products prices has also greatly affected the students.
Mr Abbasi said the Youth Senate had presented the proposals in the light of best transport systems in the world which was practical and would help thousands of students in the country.
He recalled that PPP founder and former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had for the first time ordered issuance of concession cards to the students which the present PPP government can revive. Dawn
Postgraduate training in plastic surgery urged
Rawalpindi: The elected councillor and controller of examination of the Islamabad Centre for College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan has decided to request the CPSP to start postgraduate training in plastic surgery in town after holding an international workshop on plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Holy Family Hospital recently.
During the two-week surgery camp at the Surgical Unit I of the HFH, local and foreign surgeons not only performed surgeries but also delivered state-of-the-art lectures. Postgraduate trainees of the HFH Surgical Unit I along with trainees from other healthcare facilities in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi participated in the workshop.
"Keeping interest of young doctors in mind, we have decided to request the CPSP to introduce postgraduate training exclusively in plastic surgery too," said CPSP elected councillor Professor Dr. Shoaib Shafi.
He said that the training in plastic surgery is possible because of availability of a large number of patients and master trainers at the HFH.
Most surgeries performed during the recent camp were related to congenital anomalies, including cleft lip and palate. The number of cases with cleft lip and palate is on the rise in Pakistan mainly because of unavailability of genetic counselling and proper guidelines on the subject.
Experts believe that the incidence of inter-marriages between close relatives is playing a major role in keeping the rate of the problem higher. "Keeping this in mind, we believe that we need greater number of expert plastic surgeons and so we would request the CPSP to start postgraduate training in plastic surgery," said Dr. Shoaib Shafi.
FG teachers 'to be upgraded next month'
Islamabad: Federal Minister for Education Sardar Aseff Ahmad Ali Friday announced that the teachers working in federal government educational institutes in Grade 14 will be promoted to Grade 16 from the next month.
Addressing at the inauguration of week-long 'Islamabad Knowledge City Festival' arranged by Ministry of Education and its related departments here, Sardar Aseff said that the teachers will be upgraded in line with the teachers package announced by Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani.
The first ever 'Islamabad Knowledge City Festival' is being arranged with an objective to make federal capital a knowledge city and same festival will be arranged at the provincial level. "It is for the first time that we are celebrating 'knowledge' on which progress of any country is based," Aseff said.
The great leaders, Allama Mohammad Iqbal and Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, who played their role in independence movement always emphasised on the importance of knowledge based society. "Pakistan came into being on the day when foundation of Aligarh College were laid," he said. "Nations can progress through education rather focusing on constructing bridges and roads. It is very unfortunate that Pakistan is lagging behind in the field of education even after sixty four years of its establishment", he said.
Sardar Aseff said: "If we tried to reform the education sector properly during the past sixty four years, we could have produced doctors and engineers instead of terrorist and suicide bombers."
Talking to the media, Sardar Aseff said that diverting education to the provinces will create more differences and harm the national integrity.
However, a constitutional amendment will be needed to retain education as a federal subject.
To a question, Sardar Aseff said that the education ministry would implement the decision of teachers upgradation through curtailing its expenditures. Around 82 stalls carrying variety of books, unique models, video documentaries on vehicle models, electrical wiring, dress making, computer hardware and auto mechanics, handicrafts and health related awareness material were set up in the festival.
Various organisations including National Book Foundation (NBF), Federal Directorate of Education (FDE), National Library of Pakistan (NLP), National Institute of Science and Technical Education (NISTE), UNESCO, Urdu Science Board, Curriculum Wing and various book publishers set up their stalls and displayed different activities.
Talking to APP, one of the stall holder said: "The stalls especially of curriculum wings carrying the message of 'national curriculum-national solidarity' and such huge participation of the education related departments in this festival highlighted the message that the education should not be diverted to the provinces. "This is a unique festival arranged for the first time in the federal capital. Besides books on various topics, the modern technology is also displayed to facilitate IT students. Such festivals should be arranged on regular basis," said a group of university students. "All the knowledge on diverse subjects is available here at one place to cater the needs of the students from all the fields," said Sobia, a college student. The colourful programmes were presented by the students among which a dance performance of special children of Al Farabi Institute was widely appreciated.
The week-long festival will also include different sort of competitions for the students including in writing, speech, games, fashion, paintings, folk dances, engineering model display like robot, speeches, model class room, calligraphy, make up techniques and material demonstration.
The officials of FDE, Ministry of Education and related departments, students and teachers of various schools and colleges attended the inauguration ceremony. The week long festival will remain open for the visitors from 10.00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily. The newsYour Comments
Headmaster suspended for harassing female teacher
Rawalpindi: The headmaster of a government primary boys' school was suspended on Friday over the allegations of sexually harassing a female teacher that he hired for his school without approval of the department, it has been learnt.
"I have verbally been informed about the alleged incident and suspended the headmaster. I have also directed deputy district officer schools to hold an inquiry into the incident and if charges were found true, strict disciplinary action should be taken against the accused," said Executive District Officer Education Qazi Zahoorul Haq.
"The school heads are not authorised to hire the services of any person for teaching without the proper approval and notice of the district education department and in case of such hiring the headmaster has to face further action," the EDO said.
The teacher (FB) in her complaint to Civil Lines DSP Office alleged that Jahangir, headmaster of Government Boys Primary School Dhoke Munshi near Gharibabad locality tried to sexually assault her on December 23. She said she resisted his attempt and later left the school.
"On December 23 Jahangir asked her to stay after the pack-up time as she had to check some notebooks of the students.
When she was going through the notebooks the headmaster tried to assault her," the female teacher who lived in Dhoke Munshi with her mother and younger brother said.
In her complaint submitted on December 27 the teacher said she was initially discouraged by her mother from informing the police but she could not tolerate the attitude of the headmaster.
There were two female teachers hired by Jahangir on a salary of Rs2,000, and the school administration collected Rs20 from every student for their salaries, the complainant said.
On the other hand, Jahangir claimed: "I am absolutely innocent and the allegations against me are baseless. I ousted FB from the school in November as she used to meet a stranger in the school hours and there were complaints by her mother that she came home late."
"My other teachers advised me to sack FB as they could face problems owing to her attitude. As I ousted her, she became annoyed and threatened me of dire consequences," said the headmaster.
He, however, insisted that the heads of the government schools were authorised to hire the services of teachers on daily basis to make up the shortage of regular teachers.
When contacted Airport Police Station House Officer Chaudhry Khalid said his office received the complaint on Thursday from the office of DSP Civil Lines Office. He said he summoned the complainant but she was not cooperating.
The SHO said in his initial statement Jahangir denied the charges and the situation could become clear only after the statement of the complainant. He said Jahangir appeared before the DSP Civil Lines on January 1 and refuted the allegations. Dawn
Students exhibit their skills in science competition
Rawalpindi: All Pakistan Science Competition 2010-2011 was held under the auspices of the FGEI Cantonment and Garrison Directorate, at the Federal Government Postgraduate College for Women, Kashmir Road, on Friday.
Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Qaim Raza Jaffery, GCO1 Exams, Cantonment and Garrison, was invited as chief guest on the occasion.
Students of institutions of federal government from across the country enthusiastically participated in the competition, as there was a marvellous display of projects and models of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Computer Sciences.
The colleges which took part in various categories of the competition were FG Postgraduate College for Women, Kashmir Road, Rawalpindi; FG College for Women, Abid Majeed Road, Rawalpindi; FG College for Boys, Wah Cantonment; FG Liaquat Ali Degree College for Boys, Rawalpindi; and FG Quaid-i-Azam Degree College, Rawalpindi.
In Physics, first prize was given to FG Quaid-i-Azam Degree College on 'Water Level Detector' and second prize was given to FG Postgraduate College for Women, Kashmir Road, on 'Floating Houses'.
In Chemistry, first prize was given to FG Liaquat Ali Khan Degree College for Boys on 'Extraction of Sulphur and Sulphuric Acid'. Second prize was given to FG Postgraduate College for Women, Kashmir Road, on 'Celitement'.
In Biology, first prize was given to FG Postgraduate College for Women, Kashmir Road, on 'Evolution of Life' and second prize was given to FG Postgraduate College for Women, Kashmir Road, on 'Coral Reef'.
In Computer Science, first prize was given to the FG Postgraduate College for Women, Kashmir Road, on 'Examination System' and second prize was given to FG College for Boys, Wah Cantonment, on 'Student Information System'.
OPF Girls College has new student council
Islamabad: The investiture ceremony of the elected student council for the academic year 2010-2011 was held at the OPF Girls College, F-8/2, on Friday.
Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) Managing-Director Habib-ur-Rehman Khan was the chief guest on the occasion. Members of the board of governors and parents also attended the ceremony.
Principal Shaheena Masood highlighted the achievements of the college, including launch of the degree programme.
Overseas Pakistanis Foundation Managing-Director Habib-ur-Rehman Khan took oath from the student council, comprising prefects, proctors, joint secretaries, general secretaries, vice president and the president. The news