Boys clinch top positions in Abbottabad HSCC exams
Abbotabad, July 23: The boy students clinched the top three positions in the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSCC) examination results, announced by Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Abbottabad on Thursday.
Total 27,946 students appeared in the examinations out of which 15,761 were declared successful with 56.4 pass percentage.
The first position was shared by Asim Khaleeq of Pakistan Scout Cadet College Battrasi and Fawadur Rehman of Jinnah Jame-i-Public School and College Haripur by securing 977 marks.
Awais Ahmed of Abbottabad Public School and College with 966 marks grabbed second position and Saddam Hussain of Pakistan Scout Cadet College Battrasi stood third by securing 964 marks.In pre-medical group (female) first position was shared by three students -- Fatima Zameer and Huma Fareed of Pakistan International School and College Abbottabad and Komal Arjumand Wajid Khan -- by securing 943 marks each.
Ammara Dayan of Jinnah Jame-i-Public School and College Haripur with 938 marks got second position and Zarmeena Khan of Mansehra Public School and College with 936 marks stood third.
In pre-medical group (male), Asim Khaleeq of Pakistan Scout Cadet College Battrasi got first position by getting 977 marks, Saddam Hussain of the same institute stood second with 964 marks and Mohammad Adil of Jinnah Basic School and College Mansehra grabbed third position by securing 931 marks.
In pre-engineering group (female) Aleena Khan of Pakistan International School and College Abbottabad got first position by grabbing 957 marks, Sidra Fida of Quaid-i-Azam Public School and College Haripur stood second with 940 marks and Mariam Masood of Jinnah Jame-i-Public School and College Haripur remained third by getting 939 marks.
In pre-engineering group (male) Fawadur Rehman of Jinnah Jame-i-Public School and College Haripur got first position by securing 977 marks, Awais Ahmed of Abbottabad Public School and College stood second with 966 marks and Ashar Khan of Sky International School and College Mansehra got third position by securing 955 marks.
In computer and general science group (female) Aqsa Batool of Al Arqam Academy Havelian got first position with 902 marks while the second and third positions were bagged by Iqra Sajid and Gull-i-Lala Jadoon of Pakistan International School and College Abbottabad by securing 898 and 888 marks respectively.
In computer and general science group (male), Salahud Din and Haris Mehmood of Modernage Public School and Collge Abbottabad got first and second positions by securing 756 and 752 marks respectively, while third position was grabbed by Junaid Mustafa of Bright Vision College Haripur with 739 marks.
In humanities group (female), Shabana Zaman of Government Girls Degree College No.1 Abbottabad got first position by securing 865 marks, Samar Nawaz of SOS Dodhial College Mansehra stood second with 831 marks and Naila Shoaib of Government Girls Degree College No.1 Abbottabad grabbed third position by getting 819 marks.
In humanities group (male), Mohammad Aousaf of Government Post Graduate College No.1 Abbottabad stood first by getting 787 marks while private candidates Waqas Ahmed and Asad Ali got second and third positions by securing 758 and 743 marks respectively.
Professor Himaytullah Khan, the chairman of the board, gave away cash prizes of Rs10,000, Rs7,000 and Rs5,000 respectively to the top three position holders in every group. Dawn
Pak-UK universities launch dual degree programme
Islamabad: COMSATS in collaboration with Lancaster University UK here on Thursday launched Dual Degree Programme (DDP) enabling the willing students to obtain a degree simultaneously from high ranking international and national university.
The DDP was launched at a local hotel. This landmark agreement between COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) and Lancaster University (LU) UK would allow 250 Pakistani students to earn an international degree from a high-ranking UK University in addition to their own degree from CIIT.
Initially, the DDP is being launched from Fall 2010 in the disciplines of Management Sciences, Computer Science and Electrical (Telecom) Engineering. However, plans are underway to include other disciplines as well. In this regard CIIT has announced opening of admissions for Fall 2010.
On successful completion of the four years programme, students will be awarded two degrees, one by Lancaster University (LU) and the other by CIIT. A DDP graduate would be alumni of both LU and the CIIT. Scheme of studies of all the DDP are validated by Lancaster University. Quality assurance of the programme especially the curriculum, delivery, assessment and examination shall be jointly monitored and ensured by CIIT and LU.
Students registered in the COMSATS-Lancaster DDP will be considered "external students" of LU, while undertaking their studies as the Lancaster Block of CIIT, Lahore Campus. Foreign qualified faculty will teach students. Registered students would have the option to transfer their earned credit hours to Lancaster University. They will also have the option to spend part of their degree programme at Lancaster University, UK. Library, computer labs and other facilities shall be at par with LU standards and the students will have access to online resources of LU.
"We are pleased to be partnering with Lancaster University and believe that this dual degree programme, supported by two leading institutions, will benefit Pakistani students greatly," said Muhammad Azam Khan Swati, Federal Minister for Science and Technology and CIIT Chancellor.
"Our dual degree programme with CIIT showcases the international reach of Lancaster University and we are proud to provide top level learning opportunities to students abroad," said Prof Bob McKinlay, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Lancaster University.
"Lancaster University has broken into the elite group of UK Universities to be ranked 10th in The Times for the first time in 2010," said McKinlay, adding, we hope that these external indicators of excellence help students on the new degree in our highly competitive world.
He said this programme was highly cost effective, as the students pay less than 20 percent of the total expense, compared to what it would normally cost, if they actually go and study at LU. Daily times
AIOU announces CT, ATTC results
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has announced the results of final exams of CT and ATTC programmes for the Semester Autumn, 2009. Controller of exams, Hafeezullah said that result intimation cards are being dispatched to the students at their given addresses by post. The students, who do not receive the result intimation card up to July 30, are advised to contact the Examination Department in main campus of the University personally or at phone no. 051-9057323. They can also contact the nearest Regional Office to get the duplicate result card, said a news release issued here Thursday. The students can download their result from the website www.aiou.edu.pk of the university.
30 candidates used fake certificates: BIEK
Karachi: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) declared on Thursday that at least 30 students used fake matriculation certificates to get admissions to colleges. The BIEK has initiated a process to verify students' educational records and checking of previous and current documents in this regard.
According to a pres release issued on Thursday, BIEK, Anwar Ahmed Zai chaired a high-level meeting which was informed that around 30 students submitted fake documents for taking admissions to different colleges. The Board has decided to cancel the enrolment and admission to first year of these students.
As per the statement, educational institutes in the city could affiliate their institute according to their own choice. However, dual affiliations from different boards are not permitted as per the rules and regulations. All private colleges and Higher Secondary School affiliated with BIEK should inform the Board in writing that they do not have dual affiliations. The news
HSC practical exams
Karachi: The Board of Intermediate Secondary Education Karachi has announced that the practical exams for the regular candidates of the HSC examinations-2010 (humanities group) will start on August 5.
The candidates have been advised to contact their respective colleges for necessary details. Ppi
KU seminar on career counselling
Karachi: Vice Chancellor University of Karachi (KU) Prof Pirzada Qasim said on Thursday that the university was committed to the success of its students.
"We always look forward to providing career and personal counselling services to assist students with personal, career, and educational goals," he said while speaking at a career counseling seminar, organised by the Faculty of Management and Administrative Sciences in collaboration with the Department of Youth Affairs, Government of Sindh, and the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC).
The seminar was organised to motivate the students to participate in the FPSC competitive examinations.
The vice chancellor said that they realise that the youth was the future of the country and the university was interested in preparing potential and honest leaders who could enter the field of the FPSC on the basis of their talent.
Provincial Minster for Youth Affairs Faisal Sabzwari expressed concern over the fact that the federal government had cut the financial grants of the Higher Education Commission (HEC). Sabzwari said that he had confidence in youth and was sure that they could rise to the pinnacle of success and glory using the three golden principles of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah - unity, faith and discipline.
Dean Faculty of Management and Administrative Sciences Prof Dr Abuzar Wajidi said that the 60 per cent of countryís population consisted of the youth, which was a good sign because the presence of youth was important in every department. The news
SPLA protests against transfers
Khairpur: Members of the Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) took out a procession here on Thursday in protest against transfers of 76 lecturers and assistant professors without any apparent reason.
The protesters also held a demonstration outside the press club.
They told reporters that their colleagues, including 15 women, had been transferred to Jacobabad, Dadu, Shikarpur, Meero Khan, Shahdadkot that were known to be no-go areas. It was impossible for them, particularly women.
They condemned the transfers and vowed to continue the protest. SPLA members in Gambat, Bozdar Wada, Ranipur and Thari Mirwah also held demonstrations. Dawn