FBISE SSC Part-I result
Islamabad, July 08: Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) will announce the results of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) part-1 annual examinations - 2010 on Friday (July 9).
According to board sources the result of SSC Part-I annual examinations will be declared at 10:00 a.m. while special ceremony in this regard would be held at the board and special certificates would be awarded to the position holders.
The board has already declared the SSC Part-II result on June 29, 2010 The students can view their results at www.fbise.edu.pk and contact at telephone numbers 051-9250651, 051-9250651, 9250666 and 9250608 for further information. They can also know about results by sending a text message to a unified code 5050 in the format of FB(roll number).Your Comments
No suitable residence for students
Islamabad: People residing in private hostels and flats in Rawalpindi are living a miserable life due to problems regarding food, water and other basic requirements even after paying heavy amount every month.
These are mostly students and the people working in twin cities who have come here from distant areas for jobs with no other choice than either to live in a hostel or to get a flat or room on rent. The minimum monthly charges of a hostel or private room are Rs5,000 yet facilities are not sufficient for residents. Many private hostels attract people by offering appealing packages of three time food and free laundry facility but residents of such hostels say that quality of food and drinking water is very poor and the inner atmosphere is totally vice versa to their brochure and pamphlets.
Ammad Ahmad, a student who has been living in a private hostel in Rawalpindi for one year told that mess quality is so poor that many times he has to go out for dinner. He further said that he had already changed three hostels but he found same food quality in each.
"During 2 years of my hostel life, I was a regular visitor of doctor as my health remained poor because of unhygienic food. Now I am feeling very happy because I am going back to my home after completing my studies," said Noman Awan, a resident of hostel on 6th Road who was packing his bag to leave for Khoshab.
Raja Toqeer Ahmad, another resident of a hostel, said that life of a private hostel is very bothering and it is very difficult to live in a four or five-bed room with strangers. Mostly a student and a worker become roommates and by living with a worker, a student can't pay attention to his studies because of activities of his room partner.
"I often have meal from hotel because I can enjoy the food of my own choice whereas in hostel they offer no choice in their menu and residents have to eat whatever is available," said Luqman Maskeen, a resident of a private hostel on Saidpur Road.
Residence problem is even horrible for those students who come to twin cities for short courses. Mostly they can't get a seat in any hostel because of rush. These students have to stay in rental rooms which lack the basic facilities like washroom, kitchen, water etc. "We, two friends, are paying Rs5,000 per month for this small room which has no attached bath or kitchen facility. The climate of the room is very hot as it is on the top floor and during day time, it becomes hard to stay in," said Raja Shahbaz Ahmad, a student of a short computer course and a resident of Shamsabad.
Kashif Ahmad, another student, demanded that government should provide proper accommodation to the students so that they can pay attention to their studies. "There should be separate colonies for students or there should be enough bachelor hostels so that all students could be provided with lodgings," he concluded.
High school students benefit from later school start time
London: High school students who have a later school start time are more likely to be in a better mood.
Many schools have considered moving their current start times half an hour later and some have already made the schedule change. Experts believe students can benefit from these later start times. Students today have busy schedules that often keep them up until at least 11 p.m. every night.
A recent sleep study was completed at a private co-ed boarding school to test this theory. They pushed back their 8 a.m. start time by half an hour. 200 students agreed to participate in the study by keeping detailed journals.
The results of the study were so positive, the school officials and students voted to keep the 8:30 a.m. start time permanently.
The majority of the students noted they were getting close to eight hours of sleep every night. Doctors recommend at least nine. Students also noted they went to bed about 15 minutes earlier and slept in half an hour later.
The student's claimed they felt less annoyed and irritated throughout the day, and were less likely to feel depressed with the extra sleep. The number of students who were late to class because they had overslept dropped nearly in half. The school cafeteria noted more students were eating a hot breakfast before school started as well.
The study was led by Dr. Judy Owens of the Hasbro Children's Hospital and was conducted at St. George's School. The study has been published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. The news
Extra admissions: Medical students administered overdose
Peshawar: Medical colleges in the province have admitted more students than the quota allotted by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, which can jeopardise the future of students, according to sources.
"All the government medical colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have admitted more students than the allotted seats by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), which can create problems for students in future," said the sources.
According to them, admission to medical colleges was required to be done in line with the prescribed criteria so that students were registered by the PMDC, but many students currently enrolled in the medical colleges could face problems in registration as the criteria had not been followed.
For instance, the Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, admitted 278 students against its quota of 250 approved by the PMDC. The Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad, gave admission to 231 students against its approved strength of 200 students in the first year. The Khyber Girls Medical College, Peshawar, enrolled in first year MBBS 67 students, though the approved number of seats was 50. The Saidu Medical College, Swat, admitted 91 students this year against its sanctioned quota of 50 seats. Similarly, the Gomal Medical College, Dera Ismail Khan, admitted 85 students, 35 more than its sanctioned quota of 50 seats, the sources said.
According to them, students admitted in violation of rules could face problems in future and it was the responsibility of the principals of these institutions to come to their rescue.
There have been earlier examples in which students who were admitted by violating the approved quota were denied registration by the PMDC.
"Five students of MBBS and eight of BDS of the Hamdard College of Medicine and Dentistry (HCM&S), Karachi, are yet to be registered by the PMDC despite the passage of three years," the sources maintained. The college had admitted 105 students to MBBS against its sanctioned seats of 100 and 33 students to BDS against its allotted seats of 25 in 2006.
The PMDC also declined a request, through a letter, by the HCM&S principal for registration of the remaining students.
The sources said five medical colleges of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had admitted 152 more students than the sanctioned quota, who would face problems in registration.
In the first year, students are registered with the PMDC and they again are required to apply for registration after completing their graduation.
The sources said the PMDC would recognise the students admitted on merit and the rest would not get registration. Dawn
Disabled youth to get preference in NIP
Islamabad: Taking action on TheNation's story, the Ministry of Youth Affairs on Wednesday issued special directives to the concerned department for giving priority to the disabled and deserving students in its project of the National Internship Programme (NIP). Federal Minister for Youth Affairs, Shahid Hussian Bhutto has taken notice of the story about a youth, Imran Ahmed Turk whose ordeal was published by TheNation last month. The Minister contacted this scribe on Wednesday to inform that due consideration has been paid in this regard and deserving youths would be accommodated on the priority basis. He continued that the NIP badge of 2009 would be closed on 15th of July and soon after, the induction of 2010 batches would start, in which the disabled and deserving candidates would be given priority over others.
"We open special help lines for convenience of the internees," the Minister added.
He opined that the process of selection of internees took sometime in order to ensure transparency and rule of merit. Replying to a question, the Minister said, due to absence of Secretary NIP, the internees faced difficulties in getting salaries, but now, he added, the problem is addressed.
It may be mentioned here that Imran was severely injured when his bedroom's rooftop fell on him in October 8, 2005 earthquake. His legs and kidneys developed grim fractures and he underwent multiple surgeries from Agha Khan Hospital Karachi. But this nerve-wrecking trauma could not break Imran's resolve to pursue his educational endeavours and support his family. The brave youth completed his education and did four-year B.S honours in Applied Geology from University of Muzaffarabad in first division. Soon after completing education, Imran applied for the NIP last year so that he could financially support his family and acquire some experience in relevant field.
When Imran was informed on Wednesday about the Minister's decision to accommodate the deserving candidates on priority basis, he thanked the Minister with the hope that the merit would be upheld and transparency be ensured. The nation