Medical colleges entry test on July 20
Rawalpindi, July 12: The entry tests for getting admission in various medical colleges of Punjab would be held simultaneously at 36 centres across the province on July 20, Vice Chancellor University of Health Sciences Dr. Mubashir said Sunday.
Addressing a seminar here at Rawalpindi Medical College, he said two centres have been established for the students of Rawalpindi division, one at Siddique Public School Sixth Road and second at Cadet College Hassanabdal.
A total of 1,000 students are likely to appear at each centre. Cheaters would be punished severely and their paper will be cancelled forthwith. Each student would be provided a different question paper thus making cheating almost impossible. He said Punjab chief minister has increased 50 seats at each public sector medical college of the province. When Shahbaz Sharif took over - seats in Punjab Medical colleges were 1,800. Now on open merit the number of seats is enhanced up to 3,000.
The CM has abolished self-finance and quota seats, he said adding that only hard workers could get admission in medical colleges.Your Comments
30,000 AIOU teachers to get IT training
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will train 30,000 of its teachers in fields of information and communication technology to make them familiar with modern trends and requirements.
"The university can never achieve high targets unless its teachers are imparted proper training in the latest modes of communication, especially computer and internet", said AIOU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Nazir Ahmed Sangi, in an interview on Sunday.
The training would build their capacity and help them utilize ICT facilities for education purposes in a better way, he added. Video Conferencing facility is being introduced in 10 districts, which would be later extended to 36 others so that the students could interact with teachers and obtain required information.
"Now, it is a challenge for the university to educate the faculty members on technology education," said Sangi. He said the university has hired 40 faculty members and announced another 41 vacancies who, besides teaching, would help better drafting of interactive teaching material and assessment system.
To address students' complaints about assignment marks and missing mark sheets, the VC said under a new mechanism, the university would inform the students about assignment marks two months prior to the final result.
Earlier, it was a cumbersome task to address assignments related issues of more than 600,000 students, as they were not informed about the marks before the final result. "Soon, the assignment marking system will go online and the students will be able to register complaints in case of any ambiguity," the VC said.
Roots inks accord with Emaar Pakistan
Islamabad: Roots School System and Emaar Pakistan have signed an agreement to open a campus of the school in Islamabad's premier Canyon Views, residential development, says a press release issued here Sunday.
The RSS will start its operation in the Canyon Views as early as August 2010 with a pilot school to be transformed later into a flagship purpose built campus of the Roots School System. The announcement was made at ceremony held at the Canyon Views to mark the signing of the agreement. Dr Dia Maleen, Regional CEO of Emaar Midle East and Emaar Pakistan Group and Roots School System Director Faisal Mushtaq signed the agreement.
Addressing the ceremony Faisal Mushtaq said "For the last 22 years RSS has sponsored educational change, opportunity, achievement, excellence and excitement across communities, town, cities through our student centred educational system."
Anglo Montessori High School shows 100% result
Rawalpindi: Anglo Montessori High School and College showed 100 per cent result in the SSC Part-I, annual examinations 2010. Abdullah passed the exam by securing 464 marks with A+ grade, Usama Tanvir got 404 marks and Muhammad Shaban got 394 marks. All the students thanked their teachers especially to Ms. Uzma for working very hard with them for the preparation of examination.
Students of model school shine in SSC Part-II exam
Islamabad: Keeping the traditions of past, Federal Government Boys Model School, I-9/4, Islamabad, maintained excellent result in the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) Secondary School Certificate Part II Annual Examination 2010, says a press release issued here on Saturday. Out of 160 students who appeared in the exam, 18 students got A-1 grade, while 29 got A, 34 got B, 38 got C and 21 students got grade D. The over all percentage of the school was 88.05 per cent with 3.43 GPA. Hassan Ali (roll no 104451) got 1000 marks in the examination securing first position in the school and 12th in the board. Asad Iqbal got 981 marks, Sohaib Ali got 976 marks and got second and third positions respectively in the school. The news