Wake up: its time for school

Academic institutions to re-open in August
Islamabad, July 27: After spending a long time of leisure at homes, students are preparing themselves for a tough routine of classes as academic institutions, after a break of two moths are going to re-open in the first week of August.

Usually what happens, during the summer vacation, students pass most of their time in playing games and visiting various places which besides giving them mental refreshment, makes them lazy too as they follow no routine at all during these vacations. But when they are over, they have to modify their schedule, which needs a cerebral effort.

"It seems difficult to wake up early in the morning for class because sleeping till late has become my habit and it will take few days to become familiar again with the same old routine," said Riaz Khan, a student of M.A at National University of Modern Languages (NUML).

Zulfiqar Ishaq, a student of MBA, said that these were possibly his last vacations as he is studying in the last semester and next year he would be hopefully in professional field where such a long leave could not be had.

"After remaining out-of-touch with books for two months, it becomes difficult to re-adjust mind for studying habit," said Khalid Hussain, a student of MSc at International Islamic University (IIUI).

Despite the fact that it is hard to re-adjust oneself with academic routine, there are many students who are overjoyed and eager to join their institutions again owing to boredom they had to go through during the long vacations.

Ammar Barlas is such a student who said that he was missing his university friends and he wanted to do some sort of chill with them.

"Life without college is like the Sun without light. I can bear hot weather but can't be away from college life," said Shahid Maqbool, a student of a Model College in Islamabad.

Students of universities and colleges would adjust themselves sooner or later but the real challenge is for those parents whose children are studying in the Kinder Garden (KG). It is observed that this segment (children) is affected badly during long vacations as having spent most of their time at the maternal-side where they just play and have thrill, it becomes really difficult for the parents to send them back to their schools, once again.

Shaeena Naz' a housewife, said that during vacations, her children have completely changed as far as their habits are concerned and now she will have to tune their minds with sweet motivation to prepare them for studies. "I have to give incentives to my kids like new uniform, school bag, pens and much more for convincing them to go to school," she added.

No matter whether they are happy or otherwise, but all students will have to go back to their institutions because there is no escape from liabilities in life, it is going to be 'Wake up Sid- its time for school' once more, for all of them.

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NUST announces entry test results
Islamabad: The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) announced Management Sciences Entry Test 2010 results on Monday, says a press release. Total 1,977 candidates took the test, out of which, 900 declared successful. Interviews of the successful candidates will be held at the NUST Business School (NBS) on July 28, 29. On July 28, interviews of the candidates from Merit 1 to 480 will be conducted, while candidates from Merit 481 to 900 will be interviewed on July 29 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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em>SSC part-II result on Aug 4
Rawalpindi: The Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Rawalpindi (BISEP) would announce the result of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) part-II annual examinations-2010 on August 4. According to sources of the board, the BISEP would announce result of SSC Part-I on August 9. It has also been announced that the result of HSSC Part-I and Part-II annual examination 2010 would be announced in September.

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Quaideen offers more scholarships for students
Islamabad: Quaideen, the Alumni Association of Quaid-i-Azam University, has offered more need-based scholarships for QAU students.

These scholarships would be in addition to the already announced five scholarships being availed by the existing students belonging to remote areas of Pakistan in the fields of social and natural sciences.

Talking to this correspondent, Murtaza Noor, Quaideen Secretary-General, said that the new scholarship of one lakh rupees covering tuition an hostel fees of their two-year stay of each scholarship holder would be offered in the disciplines of business education. The scholarships would be formally announced in a ceremony on Aug 6 at Islamabad Club.

Renowned artists and musicians including Ghulam Abbas, Sarah Raza, Ustad Rais Ahmed Khan and Saqib Sultan would perform on the occasion.

Quaideen had already signed an MoU with QAU to extend cooperation for the benefit of the current and old students of the university under which, QAU will establish a separate head for these scholarships.

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Youth Exchange Programme with UK
Islamabad: Federal Minister for Youth Affairs Shahid Hussain Bhutto here on Monday said that under International Youth Exchange Programme government has signed an agreement with United Kingdom (UK) to initiate youth delegation visits between the two countries.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of a weeklong female youth camp under "See Pakistan" project, the minister said that the first youth delegation would visit UK at the end of August. He informed that government was also in contact with Tajikistan for initiating a similar Youth Exchange programme with them.

He said that the ministry would provide equal opportunities in all the youth welfare projects being initiated by the ministry including youth exchange programme.

The minister said that "See Pakistan" project was started with the objective to facilitate male and female youth to share their experiences and see beautiful land, historical places and culture of different parts of the country.

He said that "See Pakistan" project would particularly facilitate rural areas' youth to visit different parts of the country and develop interaction.

"During the camp different activities like cultural night, games, competition on different topics etc would be organised," he said. He said that the government's priority is to extend female youth welfare projects. He said that female youth of different universities and colleges are also participating in the youth essay competitions. Appreciating the National Internship Programme (NIP), he said that the ministry has submitted a proposal to the concerned quarters for relaxation in age for all the youth of the country. "Total 11 programmes (8 male and three females) have been organized in which 752 youth from all over the country, AJK, Northern Areas and Fata participated in the programmes.

The next programme is planned to be organized in Sindh" he informed. The minister said "around 100 participants of the camp would be taken to different cities including Murree, Taxila, all picnic spots of Islamabad and Lahore. He said that musical evening would also be arranged for the participants of the camp.

"To achieve this objective, a number of challenges being faced by the youth have to be addressed and opportunities opened up to them to unleash their energies" he said.

In order to promote national integration and provide an opportunity to female youth of the country to share their experiences, see beautiful land, historical places and culture of other parts of the country, the Ministry has started this programme.

During the camp different activities like cultural night, games, competition on different topics and other activities are carried out. The news

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