AKU-EB position holders awarded
Karachi, July 23: The Aga Khan University Examination Board (AKU-EB) on Friday presented awards to the position holders of the institution.
The position holders of the AKU-EB's Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) and Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations received awards by the last year's top performers during a ceremony held at the conference room of the university.
Hani Ghulam Abbas of Aga Khan Higher Secondary School (AKHSS), Karimabad, bagged the first position award in the HSSC exams with 88 percent marks. Asma Gulab of AKHSS and Hunza of Mianwali Education Trust College received the awards for the second position each with 87.82 percent marks, while Raza Malja of Mianwali Education Trust College with 87.64 percent marks secured the third position award.
Meanwhile, the top three SSC position holders; Hooria Imran of Sultan Mohammad Shah, Aga Khan School with 93.55 percent marks, Komal Zehra Zaidi of Al-Murtaza School (Girls Branch) with 93.45 percent marks and Sarah Salahuddin of Shahwilayat Public School with 92.82 percent marks were also awarded certificates during the ceremony.
Last year's position holders presented the certificates to top six position holders of 2011. The principals of the schools, represented by the position holders, also attended the ceremony.
"It is exciting to honour the 2011 award recipients. The AKU-EB teaches its students to go beyond the usual, research extensively, exchange ideas with peers and teachers and to critically analyse each piece of information that comes across," stated Mahek Rajani, an AKU-EB student and HSSC third position holder.
"This is an excellent platform for reuniting our current students and the alumni to learn from one another. It also gives us an opportunity to see how our students have progressed over the years," remarked Tasneem Shabbar, Director Al-Murtaza School.
A spokesman for the university said "AKU-EB students, who graduated in the past years, have been admitted to 114 best institutes of higher education across Pakistan and abroad."
He added that the candidates could access their complete annual HSSC results online at www.aku.edu/akueb. The news
KU declares BDS final professional result
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) Friday declared the result of BDS Final Professional, Annual Examination 2011. According to result notification Tahara Jamil d/o Jamilur Rehman Panhwar, roll number 113067 of Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine secured 825 marks and stood first. M Usman Ghani s/o Abdul Ghafar, roll number 113510 of Liaquat College of Medicine & Dentistry secured 816 marks and stood second while Sehrish Sarosh d/o Sarosh Hamid, roll number 113063 of Altamish Institute of Dental Medicine was declared third having obtained 812 marks. In all 264 candidates were registered and appeared in examination of them 228 passed and 36 failed. The pass percentage stood 86.36. ppi
BSEK notifies scrutiny of scripts date
Karachi: Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) has notified all concerned that applications for the scrutiny of scripts of SSC part-II General Group (Regular and Private) Annual Examination 2011 will be accepted in National Bank of Pakistan, Habib Bank Limited and Askari Commercial Bank, Board Office booths up to Aug 20, 2011. The scrutiny fee will be charged at Rs 150 per paper/subject. ppi
Bannu board HSSC results declared
Bannu: A female candidate outdid males as the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Bannu on Friday declared results of the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) annual examinations 2011. Saliha Javed of the Government Girls Inter College stood first in the board obtaining 963 marks, said a communique issued by the BISE Bannu. Muhammad Waseem, a student of Government Degree College No 2 secured second position by securing 958 while Muhammad Danyal of the same institution was placed third with 951 marks out of 1100. The statement said that 22,411 candidates appeared in the Part-I and II examination and 15,725 qualified with the pass percentage of 70. The news
Prof Naib sworn in as MUST VC
Mirpur(AJK): Seasoned educationist Prof Naib Hussain Chaudhry sworn in as the first permanent Vice Chancellor of the state-run Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST), it was officially told.
"The AJK government had appointed Prof Naib Hussain Chaudhry as permanent Vice Chancellor of the Mirpur University of Science & Techonlogy", the varsity sources said here late Thursday.
Hussain replaced Prof. Dr. Habib ur Rehman (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) who was holding the office as the dual charge besides his existing position as Vice Chancellor of the public-sector Azad Jammu & Kashmir University, Muzaffarabad. Dr. Rehman will, however, continue holding the office as Vice Chancellor of the AJK University.
Naib Hussain Chaudhri, had earlier been holding the prestigious offices of Dean and Chairman of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Mirpur University. The nation
Governor to resolve varsities' land dispute
Peshawar: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) Friday directed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor, who is also the chancellor of the province's public sector universities, to decide the dispute concerning buildings and land between the University of Peshawar (UoP) and the Agriculture University within three months.
A division bench of the high court comprising Chief Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel issued directives to the chancellor of the universities in two writ petitions by the UoP filed against the Agriculture University (AU), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Khyber Medical College (KMU).
The bench directed the governor to decide the dispute within three months. In another dispute between UoP and KMU, the bench asked the governor to constitute a committee under the prescribed rules to resolve the issue between the two universities.
Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Muzammil Khan appeared for the UoP and contended that before 1980 the Agriculture University was a faculty of the UoP. He submitted that in 1981, the government had given it the status of a university and it became an autonomous body under the NWFP Agricultural Ordinance 1981.
Under section 46 of the Agricultural University Ordinance, he said, the AU was bound to vacate the buildings and land, if required, and in the meantime it would pay rent to the UoP.He said before 1975 the KMU was a faculty of the UoP. He said under the NWFP Khyber Medical College and Hayat Shaheed Teaching Hospital (Taking Over) Act, 1975, the KMU became a medical college and then an independent university. Under the KMU act, it was bound to vacate the buildings and land, if required.
Under the law, he said it was the provincial government's responsibility to provide land and buildings to the newly- established universities, but they continue to occupy the land and buildings of the UoP.
Muzammil Khan submitted that the UoP had given notices to both the universities to vacate the buildings and land, but they refused to do so.Besides, he said, the AU and KMU had promised to pay rent to the UoP for using its buildings, but this was not done. He said the UoP required these buildings and land for further expansion.
Under the university act in case of a dispute between two universities, the governor of the province as the chancellor of the public universities has the power to resolve it.It is pertinent to mention here that the UoP had also filed similar petition against the University of Engineering and Technology to vacate the buildings and land. On May 4, 2011 the high court also referred the dispute between the UoP and UET to the governor for resolution.
Forced retirement of examination controller urged
Islamabad: The committee, which was constituted to probe into the case of alleged molestation of a student of the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), has recommended forced retirement of the controller examination.
According to sources, the findings of the report have proven the controller examination guilty and strongly recommended to the university authorities to immediately send him on forced retirement. The inquiry committee comprised QAU National Institute of Psychology Director Dr. Anila Kamal, Chemistry Department Chairman Dr. Saqib Ali, Professor Dr. Wasim of the Biochemistry Department and Campus Manager Colonel (r) Nadeem Gill.
Sources said that the committee would present its report and recommendations in the meeting of the syndicate to be held today (Saturday). The members of the syndicate include faculty members, representatives of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and representatives of the parliament.
The case of alleged molestation of a female student of the QAU was reported last month after which QAU Vice-Chancellor Dr. Masoom Yasinzai immediately constituted a committee to probe into the issue. The committee, after a one month investigation, compiled its findings, according to which, the controller examination was found guilty. During investigation, the committee recorded statements of the victim, the alleged culprit and also those working closely with them.
An official told this scribe that the VC has asked the committee to present its report in the presence of syndicate members in order to avoid any controversy. People could doubt the authenticity of the report and recommendations so the VC has asked the committee to reveal the findings of the report in the meeting of the syndicate, he said.
Earlier, the controller examination was sent on forced leave on the recommendation of the committee. The committee believed that the presence of the controller examination on the campus could cause a controversy.
This was the first case of its nature in which the complaint of the victim has been addressed so quickly. Previously, such cases were hushed up, whether it occurred on the premises of an office or an academic institution.
It is for the first time after the passage of law against sexual harassment that a committee has been constituted within three days of the incident and the report would be made public within thirty days of the incident.
QAU Gender Studies Department Head Farzana Bari said that they were hoping that a fair decision would come out in the meeting. "It is in the interest of the university to take action in order to check such cases in future," he said.
Earlier, she said that the culprit was exerting pressure on the victim and her family to take the case back. She believed that only speedy inquiry into such cases could ensure the prevention of such cases in future.
Sources said that the issue related to the alleged harassment of another girl by her teacher would also be discussed in the meeting. "Though the meeting has one point agenda, the other issue regarding the alleged harassment of another student will also be discussed in the meeting," sources said.
This scribe tried to contact the relevant officials of the university for comments but they were not available. An inquiry committee member, Dr. Anila Kamal, refused to make any comment regarding the report and said that the report would be made public within two days.
Students get tips on career counselling
Rawalpindi: Professional career counselling workshop for the students of semester V (Masters) and VIII (Bachelor) at Fatima Jinnah Women University concluded here on Friday.
The aim of the workshop was to transform the graduate's perspective from student life to professional working environment and to build a rational sense of selecting career according to one's aptitude, personality, interest and skills.
Resource persons included Syed Haider Ali Gillani, Saad Majeed, Nadia Masood, Sidra Hareem Zulfiqar and Sohaib Saleem. Resource Persons Syed Haider Ali Gillani and Saad Majeed discussed career counselling and CV writing subject. Nadia Masood talked about the stress management in the professional zone. She said that market competition is very high and provided some tips to reduce stress i.e. to build friendly social environment. "Competent employee must possess positive attitude, affirmative appearance, punctuality and the good communication skills," she said.
Third day Resource Person was Sidra Hareem Zulfiqar. She is working as a Consultant and Trainer in Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Anchor Person at state run TV and Communication Specialist in Punjab Education Enrolment Fund. She talked about the personality development through 'concept of experiential learning'. She added that each one of us is suffering from 'Self Ego'which is a trait which makes us superior from everyone. She said, if ones embraced his fears, beat his ego and learn like a child, ultimately his personality will reflect the confidence, good attitude and positive frame of mind in every field of life.
Sohaib Saleem shared his experiential knowledge about the job interviews strength and weakness, emotional intelligence, interviewer psyche and follow-ups with the students. He discussed several types of interviews and advised students. The news