AIOU distance education network

AIOU expanding network to facilitate students: VC
Islamabad, July 06: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) is all set to expand its distance education network to provide access to maximum number of students, particularly those living in the far-flung areas.

"The new education policy envisages enrollment of all children in schools for a better future of the country," AIOU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mehmoodul Hassan said.

He said out of 170 million population, 68 million were under the age of 14 out of which only 33 million were enrolled. He said the AIOU would recruit as many as 919 persons in various departments and faculties to further expand its distance education system.

He said in the first phase, 417 posts would be filled purely on merit to strengthen the existing departments and open new disciplines. He said the AIOU was the largest varsity having 1.9 million students enrolled in various disciplines adding that the number of students was increasing with every passing year.

The VC said that over Rs 2 billion budget for next financial year would be presented to the finance committee next week adding that the current budget would be Rs 400 million more compared to the previous year.

He said the HEC and government provided only 10 per cent of recurring expenditure of the varsity while the rest of the money was generated by the university itself.

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IIUI convocation postponed
Islamabad: International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) convocation scheduled for July 12 has been postponed. According a press release, the convocation was postponed due to unavoidable reasons while the new date would be announced later. app

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OPF Girls College students excel in SSC
Islamabad: Students of OPF Girls College have showed hundred per cent result in the Secondary School Certificate examination of the FBISE, says a press release. Sundus Maria, Noor Aurangzeb Khan, Halima Khan, Ayesha Yousaf, Khizra Nafees, Saba Zaman, Sadia Tariq, Maheen Khalid, Raiha Batool, Nirmal Khalid, Farwah Khalil, Momina Younas, Rahima Fatima, Hira Khan, Hifza Ikram, Ayesha Kiran, Anum Hamyun Khan, Hifza Firdous, Aiza Khalid, Jawaria Awan and Warda Abrar got A1 grade. While, 18 students of the college got A grade and 10 got B grade. The principal of the college Shahina Masood congratulate the students and the teachers of the college. She said that it is important for students to exercise the discipline they learn here in their daily life when the same dedication and commitment to serve the country.

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Islamabad: Yusra Khalid of IMCG, F-8/1, stood first in the school by securing 973 marks in the Secondary School Certificate examination of the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, says a press release. Yusra Khalid is the daughter of Khalid Masood, Iesco manager (MIS).

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Use of answer sheets as wrappers in Quetta
Quetta: The Balochistan Education Department has suspended the head examiner and examiner after a preliminary inquiry into the use of answer sheets as bread wrappers, said Chairman BISE Dr Ghulam Hussain on Saturday at a news conference.

He said on the directives of the chief minister of Balochistan a thorough probe into the scandal would also be carried out, adding that the examiner and head examiner were also being served show-cause notices to dismiss them.

It has been found that intermediate examination answer sheets were being used as wrappers by bread makers in the provincial capital much before the results were announced.

Contrary to the Balochistan Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) policy to preserve such answer sheets as an official record for at least two years, a bread maker on Jan Muhammad Road was selling breads wrapped in the answer sheets of FA conducted by the BISE in May 2009.

Reports suggested that one person, whose name is yet to be confirmed, approached the bread maker of Jan Muhammad Road in the last week of May and said he was a recycling business owner and sold the answer sheets weighing 11 kilogrammes at the rate of Rs 9 per kilogramme

The papers contained copies of Islamic study, carrying Quranic verses, sources said.

The bread maker said the man had disposed of hundreds of answer sheets as wrappers.

When contacted, provincial Education Minister Shafiq Ahmed said the candidates who had appeared in the examinations need not worry about the papers because the board had a complete list of their marks preserved with it.

He added that those professors who were indulging in such activities had been blacklisted while a decision had been taken to mark all FA and FSc papers in the board premises in future.

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International award for FAST-NU student
Islamabad: A student of the FAST- National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences has been honoured with a prestigious award of 'Larry K. Wilson Award 2009'.

According to a press release issued here on Saturday, Mr. Ravender Lal, student of FAST-NU Karachi campus, is the first Pakistani student who has been honoured with this award.

Larry K. Wilson award is being given to those who have significantly contributed to IEEE student activities in the region. About nine students from top universities of the region were nominated for the award, which was bestowed on the FAST-NU student.

Ravender Lal, belongs to a minority community, was awarded for his outstanding contribution to the ongoing GINI Pakistan Project.

Itís worth mentioning here that earlier Mir Zafar Ali, a student of FAST-National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Karachi campus, has also won the prestigious 'OSCAR' award in lightening & visual effect. The News

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20 educators leave for training in US
Islamabad: Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) hosted an orientation programme for a group of 20 educators here before their departure for the United States.

The educators will participate in Pakistani Educational Leadership Institute (PELI) training programme at the Plymouth State University (PSU) from July 4 to August 4. This is the sixth batch of educators who will get training in United States.

The programme trains participants to apply the content in their own unique Pakistani context in creative ways that will teach critical thinking skills to students and will benefit the larger community.

The United States State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs funds this programme. ITA, a Lahore-based NGO is the Pakistani partner organisation with the Plymouth State University in the US.

The participants have been selected on merit basis from all over Pakistan. In the morning session of pre-departure orientation ceremony the 20 selected participants were given important information to equip them with necessary skills for their visit.

United States Cultural Attache to Pakistan Constance Jones, Additional Secretary Education Shahid Ahmed, Joint Educational Advisor Pervez Iqbal, Academy of Educational Planning and Management Director Dr Haroona Jatoi and the PELI-PSU alumni from the previous years attended the closing session held in the afternoon.

The alumni shared their experience of being at the institute and the participants of 2009 shared their expectations of the programme. app

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