HSSC exam result
Kohat, July 14: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Kohat will declare the result of FA/FSc of annual examination 2010 on July 19.
A press release issued by secretary BISE, Kohat, Shahid Zaman said that the chairman, Professor Khan Muhammad Khalil, would announce the names of position holders at a press conference on July 18 whereas the gazette books would be available at all the camp offices on July 19, 2010. DawnYour Comments
Nepotism at UHS will not be tolerated: PMA
Lahore: Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Punjab (President Elect) Dr Ashraf Nizami has said that no disputed person would be allowed to be appointed as PRO to vice chancellor at UHS by nepotism and through back door.
In a meeting with the delegation IPH students of session 2009 here on Tuesday, he said UHS would not be allowed to play havoc with future of IPH students.
On the occasion, the delegation led by Dr Athar apprised the president of that dean presented herself unlawfully as subject specialist of different papers while setting, assessing and auditing but the same was not in conformity with her specialization as admitted in Punjab Health Department.
The students said this was a gross deviation from well-set principles of examination system and the lady has focused her be elevated as PRO to vice chancellor of UHS through favouritism. They also alleged that dean IPH has presented herself as professor of epidemiologist, bio-statistics, clinical immunology and public health on different occasion, which was beyond the comprehension as she was only professor of preventive paediatrics in records of Punjab Health department. Dr Ashraf Nizami said PMA has already received serious objections on status of MD/PhD pattern degree of the dean.
He said the question under investigation with committee was how the Swedish version of MD diploma has been changed as PhD in English translation. Dr Nizami also handed over papers provided by students to chairman Enquiry Committee Dr Izhar Ahmed Ch.
Punjab University results
Lahore: Punjab University Examinations Department has announced the results of MPhil Islamic Studies, Semester System, Session 2007-2009, MA Social Work (Morning), Semester System, Session 2007-2009, MA Social Work (Replica), Semester System, Session 2007-2009 and MSc Mathematics, Semester System, Session 2008-2010. The nation
Polytechnic institute for women in Rawalpindi soon
Islamabad: Rawalpindi will soon have an exclusive Polytechnic Institute for Women, as the Punjab government has acquired land from this purpose near Adiala Road and plans to complete construction work within one year.
Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Deputy Manager Muhammad Shanawar shared the good news with local women leadership at an 'Awareness Raising and Networking Meeting for 50 Women Leaders Group (WLG), Rawalpindi District' on Tuesday. The event was organised by the Aurat Foundation.
He said that the institute will start functioning from the next year and will offer all kinds of technical education for women. "For this purpose, the Punjab government has procured 100-kanal land near Adiala Road from the Forest Department," he added.
Responding a query, he said that the TEVTA is running 418 training institutes in Punjab with around 27 functioning in Rawalpindi. "Among these 27 institutes, 13 are for women where they learn vocational skills and get various kinds of training," he added.
The participants urged TEVTA to improve the capacity of trainers and demanded decrease in the tuition fee while terming it unaffordable for the poor community. They said that those who can afford fees tend to enrol their children in private institutions. They also recommended that scholarships should be given to deserving students.
The 50 Women Leaders Group is part of an international initiative 'Raising Her Voice' by Oxfam GB currently working in 17 developing countries. The initiative is a collection of projects aimed at taking into account the local voices, realities and opportunities.
In Pakistan, the overall goal of the project is to strengthen the role of poor and marginalized women in the governance thereby promoting accountability for gender equality and women empowerment to achieve pro-poor development for the women and the wider society.
By establishing groups of 50 women leaders in 30 selected districts, the project seeks to ensure strong relationship between grassroots groups and women entering political processes to ensure that women elected to office adopt positions that highlight and address poverty-related issues. The initiative was launched in the year 2008 and will continue till 2013.
Under the project, a total of 1,500 women were selected (50 each) from 30 project districts in the initial two years. These women represent local governments, government institutions concerned, representatives of social welfare ministries, education departments, health departments and women cadre of civil society organizations. Female students of secondary and tertiary education institutions, media personal and bar associations also make part of these groups.
Speaking on the occasion, 'Raising Her Voice' initiative Programme Manager John Cropper said that change is important at every level. "Instead of focusing only on national level initiatives, it was equally important to work on local level." He said that working with women and children could be an academic issue for many but for him, it was a moral issue as women and children are the worst sufferers of poverty and discrimination. He said that international organizations should not impose their own sets of solutions on the local community but should let the local community to pick solution for themselves.
Earlier, 50 Women Leaders Group Secretary Razia Sultana briefed participants about the achievements of the initiatives.
Young puppeteers enthral audience at FJWU
Rawalpindi: The students of Communication Sciences Department at Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) organised a puppet show here on Tuesday.
Faculty of Law, Commerce and Management Sciences Dean Dr. Naheed Zia Khan, who is also the acting dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, was the chief guest on the occasion.
The FJWU is the first university, which has introduced the art of puppetry as a subject and medium of communication. In total, 21 students took part in the puppets show.
Two interesting skits were presented under different social service themes. One was based on the song of Farooq Qaiser 'Nani Teri Morni Ko Chor Le Gaye' and the other one on 'Generation Gap'. There was too much diversity in the puppet characters and they beautifully depicted the themes. The work was done by the students of 'Media for Children' - a course offered by Farooq Qaiser, a renowned puppeteer. Students used coloured shadow, rods and glove puppetry for the two performances. It is the first time in the educational history of Pakistan that students of university level have learnt this art.
Talking about the work of his students, Farooq Qaiser said that they have made tremendous effort and made the best use of their imagination and creativity. "What we have learnt in 30 years, these students have learnt it in three months. Besides puppet-making, the students are taught poetry and script writing as well," he added.
The response of the faculty as well as students to the performance was positive. They encouraged and appreciated the efforts of their fellow students.
The final projects of advertisement presented by the Communication Sciences students were also displayed on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Naheed Zia Khan appreciated the creative abilities and performance of students. She praised the efforts of Farooq Qaiser for imparting his skill and making students to learn an art and skill for lifelong. Songs were written, conceived and directed by the students themselves.
Farooq Qaiser said that learning puppetry under 'Media for Children' provides an excellent opportunity to students to relax and indulge in creative art. Puppetry also teaches them aesthetic sense that is very important for female students. The semester includes the making, manipulation, voice throw, script writing, song writing and performance. "In puppetry, I have always emphasised on powerful script, as this is the most important aspect of puppetry. The best part of this is that my students are not only giving lively performances in major schools, but are also teaching puppet making that is much appreciated by students," he added.
Farooq Qaiser said "It is an irony that our traditional string theatre has died which was done in villages and people no longer do puppet theatre with strings. Now I am reviving string puppetry and hand puppetry and writing a book on puppetry."
He said that the recession of art breeds terrorism. "In our country, we need to give emphasis on art and culture because the nations are known for their cultural heritage. Our children are growing up in a tense environment and we need to provide them relief through cultural programmes. There are many programmes for elders, but very little for the younger generation. When we were young, we had role models in art and culture, now our new generation is growing up without the concept of role models. We need to change it for the positive and healthy upbringing of our children," he added.
Workshop on 'Investigative Journalism' held at AIOU
Islamabad: A workshop on 'Investigative Journalism' was organised by the US Embassy in collaboration with the Department of Mass Communication, Allama Iqbal Open University, at the AIOU main campus on Tuesday.
During the workshop the speaker, Donald Jay Morfoot, Jr. an Emmy Award-winning TV producer/writer gave a comprehensive lecture on duties and responsibilities of journalists in imparting information to the citizens, that is accurate, true and is reported honestly and independently from outside influences.
The US media trainer, Donald Morfoot has background as a senior producer/writer positions on NBC, CBS and ABC news programmes, including both studio and field roles.
While sharing his views and experiences during his carer, he gave several examples and problems, he faced while discharging his duties, as a journalist.
During the interactive session, Donald Morfoot said that the journalists are the eyes and ears of the society in other words they play role of watchdogs on every segment of the society.
He further said the main aim of journalism is to provide accurate and reliable information to his target population. So, he said that they should be very careful in gathering their reports, based on accuracy and facts.
The workshop was organised under the patronage of Department of Mass Communication Head Dr. Syed Abdul Siraj.
Allama Iqbal Open University Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Nazir Ahmed Sangi chaired the concluding session of the workshop. At the end he thanked the guests.
200 students with disability enrolled
Islamabad: More than 200 students with disabilities have been enrolled in 16 schools of federal government to get education with other students under 'Inclusive Education' initiative.
Talking to this agency here Tuesday, Sightsavers Programme Manager Munazza Gillani said that the initiative of 'Inclusive Education' was launched in 2003 with the collaboration of Federal Directorate of Education, Director General of Special Education and a non-government organization Sightsavers. She informed that Al-Makhdoom, an institution of special persons was established, as centre of training for inclusive education where initially 25 students and teachers of two schools were trained for facilitating visually impaired children. After completing training as a pilot project these students were enrolled for three years, she said. "The pilot project run for three years and after that a monitoring review was conducted to evaluate the progress of this initiative," she added.
The monitoring review found encouraging result and it was decided to start second phase of the project under which 14 more schools of federal capital were engaged to enrol children with disabilities.
"Now more than 200 students are getting education in these schools with other students", she informed.
She added that a core group of Inclusive Education was also established in 2009 with the collaboration of Unesco, Unicef, Federal Directorate of Education, Director General of Special Education, Plan, Sightsavers, Children Global Network and Save the Children to disseminate this concept throughout the country.
"This core group is working to engage more schools in inclusive education throughout the country so that more students could be enrolled in mainstream schools," Munazza said.
She said that according to World Health Organisation Pakistan has about 10 per cent population of persons with disabilities and the government did not have enough resources to establish special education schools for facilitating such students. The news
115 Phds placed at 4 Universities
Islamabad: Through Higher Education Commission's Interim Placement of Fresh PhDs (IPFP) Programme, 115 Pakistani PhDs have been successfully placed as Assistant professors at 43 public sector universities across the country.
Belonging to diversified fields like Water Resource Management, Biotechnology, Food Engineering, Animal Nutrition, marketing, International Relations, Environmental Sciences, and Biomedical textiles, these scholars have been initially employed for a period of one year on a salary package of Rs. 80,000 per month, says a press release.
They may be hired on permanent basis on completion of their tenure, provided they qualify the normal selection process of the host institution.
HEC has also offered these scholars a startup research grant of Rs.0.5 million immediately upon joining the host institutions. So far, the IPFP programme has processed around 330 applications. App
Teachers training under ETTE ends
Islamabad: A five-day training of 18 government school teachers of Islamabad and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has been concluded here on Monday. This was phase-III of the British Council's 'English for Teaching: Teaching for English' (ETTE) training programme.
The aim of the training was to further improve participants' performance in the classrooms by enhancing their ability to use English language in basic teaching methodology and teaching English language through activity based learning. The participants will go on to forward their training to 25 more teachers in the area.
"It is important to have continued trainings which not only give us an opportunity to learn some new techniques but also to share our experiences face-to-face with other participants as well as the facilitators," said Naveeda Habib from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
According to the participants British Council's ETTE trainings in Pakistan have won the confidence of government school teachers because of its effectiveness in classrooms. "I have witnessed the number of absentees decrease in my classroom," said Sajid Ali a teacher from Islamabad. The news
Workshop for vocational schoolteachers starts
Islamabad: The present government is determined to take every measure to ensure poverty alleviation with special reference to womenfolk, said Federal Minister for Social Welfare and Women Development Samina Khalid Ghurki on Tuesday.
She stated this talking to participants of a six-day training workshop for teachers of Pakistan Baitul Maal (PBM) Vocational Schools and Dastkari Schools, which started at Lok Virsa on Tuesday.
The workshop is aimed at imparting training to low-income females in art and craft sector and make them aware of modern market trends and new innovations.
PBM in collaboration with Lok Virsa and National Institute of Cultural Studies (NICS) has arranged the workshop.
Ghurki along with PBM Managing Director Zamuard Khan visited the workshop. Lok Virsa Executive Director Khalid Javaid lauded the PBM support to for such cultural activity. Daily times