PU BA/BSc result
Lahore, July 15: Punjab University will declared the result of BA/BSc Annual Examinations 2009 today (Wednesday). A special ceremony will be held in the Faisal Auditorium, New Campus at 9:30am. Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif will be the chief guest and he will award medals and merit certificates to the position holders. In this connection, Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran presided over a meeting of deans committee here in the committee room of VC office on Tuesday. The meeting was briefed that the parents and teachers of the position holder students have also been invited to attend the ceremony. Deans of all faculties, Controller Examinations Prof Zahid Karim Khan and Registrar Prof Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan were also present during the meeting. F.P.report
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40pc pass marks recommended
Lahore: The Punjab Board Committee of Chairmen (PBCC), a body representing all the eight education boards of the province, has recommended to the government to increase pass marks of matriculation and intermediate exams from existing 33 percent to 40 percent.
The new condition, if approved by the government, would be applicable to the students appearing in matriculation and intermediate annual examinations 2010.
The recommendation was made in the PBCC meeting held at the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Gujranwala, on Tuesday. Chairmen/representatives of all the BISEs attended the meeting while chairperson of Bahawalpur Board Mrs Bilquees Akram chaired the session.
The committee also announced examination fee waiver for all the disabled appearing in board exams, besides approving syndicate marking of papers.
The PBCC recommended the new pass percentage to the Punjab government which, after approval, would take up the matter with the federal government for its implementation.
The meeting observed that since most part of a question paper comprised objective type, including short questions, there was a need of increasing the pass percentage from existing 33 percent to 40 percent.
A participant of the meeting said since 20 percent portion of papers comprised objective type, 50 percent short questions and 30 percent of subjective type there was need of rationalising the pass percentage accordingly. He said the meeting agreed to recommend 40 percent pass marks. He, however, said during a recent meeting with officials of various boards, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had also suggested increase in pass marks.
Elaborating the syndicate system of marking, a BISE chairman said it was totally different from traditional marking in which an examiner used to check entire answer book of a candidate of a particular subject. However, under the syndicate marking, each question would be marked by a different paper-checker, he said, giving example that if a question paper comprised of five questions, each would be marked by a different paper-checker to ensure that a candidate might not be at disadvantage owing to "monotonous" mindset of a particular paper-checker. He said the decision about syndicate marking would be implemented from matriculation and intermediate supplementary exams 2009.
A senior official of another BISE was of the view the availability of paper-checkers was a real issue faced by all the boards, saying the boards had to face troubles in this regard every year. He said the government should address the issue.
The Monday's meeting waived off examination fee for all the disabled which was earlier extended only to the deaf and dumb. The meeting also made another important decision according to which examination centres for the disabled would always be set up on ground floor, etc for their convenience.
It is pertinent to mention here that the chief minister had already announced examination fee waiver for the students sitting in exams conducted by the BISEs across the province. However, a final decision is yet to be made in this regard as the move would have huge financial implication for the government each year if the facility is extended to all candidates. The News
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FDE director told to explain delay in reinstating teachers
Islambad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday summoned the Federal Directorate of Education's director administration to appear in the court on Wednesday and respond to a petition seeking implementation of an earlier order about reinstatement of over 100 teachers.Justice Syed Intikhab Hussain Shah would again take up the petition by trained teachers for their reinstatement in BPS-14 and BPS-9 in the wake of earlier decisions of different benches in this regard.
These teachers were appointed in the year 2000 and they kept working till 2006 when their contracts were not renewed without any reason.
Teachers then moved the court for their reinstatement and different benches of the IHC decided in their favour, but the decisions were not implemented.
In one another identical case, the FDE sought time till July 28 to reinstate lecturers in BPS-17 and junior lady teachers in different educational institutions of the federal capital.
Separately, a division bench of the IHC comprising Justice Amjad Iqbal Qureshi and Justice Mohammad Ramzan Chaudhry dismissed the election petition of Lt-Gen (retired) Abdul Qadir Baloch for non-prosecution.
Gen Baloch had challenged the results of the election in National Assembly NA-271 constituency (Kharan, Panjgoor and Washook ).
He claimed that officials deputed to conduct the election tampered the results to favour a PML-Q candidate, Ehsanullah Reki.
Earlier, the Election Commission dismissed his petition on March 4, and he then filed an appeal before the IHC. Dawn
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