Inter Suppl result on Feb 6
Lahore, Jan 13: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Lahore, has said that it will announce result of Intermediate Supplementary Examination 2011 on February 6, 2012. According to a BISE spokesman, 30,079, 11880 girls and 18,199 boys, candidates appeared in the said examination.
Moreover, he said that Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Chairman Dr Allah Bakhsh Malik had directed the controller of examinations to make arrangements well in time regarding conduct of Secondary School (Annual) Examination, 2012 to be commenced on March, 3, 2012.
The spokesman said that roll number slips would be dispatched to the candidates on February, 15, 2012. The chairman also directed that it should be ensured that honest and dutiful teachers were appointed in all the examination centres. The chairman directed the controller of examinations to install mobile phone jammers in the Secrecy Branch to maintain the secrecy.
College teachers demonstrate for demands
Lahore: The Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association (PPLA) on Thursday staged a massive protest demonstration in front of the Punjab Civil Secretariat and warned the Punjab government that they would start academic boycott in all 493 colleges of the province if their demands were not considered on prior basis.
A large number of PPLA office-bearers and professors and lecturers from across the province took part in the really which started from Nasir Bagh and reached the Punjab Civil Secretariat at around 11am. The protesters' demands included: time scale, one-step up-gradation, regularization of contract teachers and implementation of five-point formula on prior basis. A large number of students from different colleges were also witnessed in PPLA's rally to show their solidarity with teachers.
The protesting teachers were carrying placards and banners and chanting slogans in the favor of their demands. When the rally reached the Civil Secretariat, they also staged a sit-in.
The PPLA office bearers, while addressing the participants, lamented that the government had been treating college teachers as a step-mother for the last twenty years. They were of the view that the government, after having dialogue with them for two-month, had backtracked from its promise, making them come out on roads again. . They also quoted the Punjab chief minister as having promised to address the issue on priority basis to make up for the injustice done to teachers.
On the occasion, PPLA president Zahid Sheikh asked if judiciary, police, doctors and nurses had been awarded incentives why they (teachers) were not being considered for the same. He announced that teachers would start protest rallies from Friday (today) at all colleges on daily basis until the acceptance of their demands.
The president asked the government immediately consider their 'due' demands otherwise they would boycott intermediate and graduation exams and would not take part in paper marking.
Tanzem-e-Usataza Pakistan president Prof Mian Mohammad Akram and its Punjab president Prof Shafique Ahmad, while showing solidarity with the college teachers, asked the Punjab government to address the grievances of teachers so that academic process in the largest province of the country could run smoothly.
In a statement, they shared these remarks after visiting various colleges of the provincial metropolis, terming it unfortunate that the nation builders were on roads for their right, instead of teaching at colleges. The government had forced them to choose the option, he added and expressed hope that the government would consider their demands before teachers went out for classes boycott.
PTBB's golden jubilee
Lahore: The inaugural ceremony of Golden Jubilee of the Punjab Text Book Board was held on Thursday. The PTBB Chairman said that providing good and cheap books on time had been the priority of the Punjab Text Book Board. He said that work on preparation of syllabus books for private educational institutes was in full swing and he had constituted different teams in this regard. Parody, poetry and songs were also sung and played during the colourful ceremony. A cake was also cut by the Chairman at the start of the ceremony.
UoP book fair concludes
Peshawar: The three-day book fair arranged by the Study Aid Foundation for Excellence (SAFE) concluded at the University of Peshawar on Thursday.
A large number of students, teachers and other employees of the four universities and several colleges at the university campus took keen interest in the exhibition by visiting and buying books and other items displayed in the fair. Some 64 stalls of books, computer equipment, etc were arranged at the spacious PUTA Hall at the UoP.
Book companies from Islamabad, Lahore and other cities of the country had set up stalls to sell books on subsidised prices. The book fair was inaugurated by the vice-chancellor of the University of Peshawar, Prof Dr Azmat Hayat.
Provincial minister for Higher Education Qazi Mohammad Asad also visited the book fair. On the final day Syed Abdur Rasheed, country director of SAFE was the chief guest. The guests stressed the need for more such events in other institutions and also at the district level. The students who visited the book fair also lauded the exhibition. The stallholders were satisfied over the sale they made during the fair. The news