Girls again outshine boys in FBISE SSC Part-II exams
Islamabad, July 09: Girls outsmart boys in the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) SSC Part-II Examinations by clinching top positions in the science group as well as higher pass percentage.
According to the result released by the FBISE, girls have acquired the top three positions in the science group. The pass percentage of girls in the science group is 96.74 per cent in contrast with the 89.90 per cent of boys. On the other hand 83.33 is the pass percentage of girls in humanities in contrast with the 59.04 percentage of boys.
The pass percentage of girls (private) in science group is 60 per cent against 43.1 per cent of boys. Similarly pass percentage of girls in humanities group is 46.35 against 32.15 pass percentage of boys.
Arooma Majid from Army Public School for Girls, Lahore Cantt., bagged the first position in science group with 1022 marks, Ayesha from Islamabad Model College for Girls (IMCG), I-10/4, stood second position with 1021 marks while Naima Daood from Islamabad Model College for Girls (IMCG), I-10/4, and Sumbal Wajid from Garrison Academy Kharian Cantt. shared the third position with 1018 marks.
Saad Jan from Institute of Islamic Sciences, Sattra Meel, Islamabad, acquired first position in humanities group with 940 marks, Hajran from Pakistan International School, Taj Al Deen, Al-Makki, Jeddah, acquired second position with 937 marks while Waqas Mahmood Abbasi from Institute of Islamic Sciences, Satra Meel, Islamabad, acquired third position with 919 marks.
As many as 39140 regular students had appeared in the science group out of which 36,241 students have been declared pass while 2,866 failed. The pass percentage in science group (regular) is 92.6 per cent.
A total of 47,387 regular students were appeared in the humanities group out of which 42,729 students have been declared pass while 1,751 students have been declared failed. The pass percentage in humanities group (regular) is 78.67 per cent.
As many as 7,989 private students were appeared in the science group out of which 3,823 students have been declared pass and 4,146 students have been declared fail. The pass percentage in science group (private) is 47.85 per cent.
A total of 2,765 private students were appeared in humanities group out of which 889 students declared passed while 1,868 students have been declared fail. The pass percentage of students in humanities (private) is 39.39 per cent. The newsYour Comments
10 policemen injured in clash with IJT activists
Islamabad: Ten policemen were injured, two of them seriously, in a clash with the activists of Islami Jamiat-i-Talaba (IJT) who were protesting on Friday against the US embassy for hosting a gay rights event last month.
Police fired teargas shells and also baton charged the Islami Jamiat-i-Talaba activists in Aabpara Chowk to stop from marching towards the American embassy in the Diplomatic Enclave.
In retaliation, the protesters threw stones on the anti-riot police. Though the police succeeded in preventing the activists from heading towards the embassy, ten of them were injured.
The roads leading towards the heavily-guarded Diplomatic Enclave had already been sealed by the district administration with barbed wires and concrete blocks.
After the Friday prayers, nearly 100 Islami Jamiat-i-Talaba activists carrying placards inscribed with anti-US slogans gathered in Aabpara Chowk.
They said they were protesting against the US embassy for hosting its first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride celebration on June 26.
Eyewitnesses said the protesters shouting slogans against the US started marching towards the embassy but they were stopped by the police deployed there.
As the policemen tried to cordon off the area, the protesters started throwing stones on them. Police had to fire teargas shells to prevent them from heading towards the restricted area.
Assistant Superintendent of Police Dr Khalil Ahmed said ten police men were injured, two of them seriously, in the clash.
He said 22 protesters were arrested and a case was registered against them on the charges of violating ban on protests and demonstrations in the capital and attacking the police.
He said Head Constable Mohammad Afzal had received a head injury while another policeman's suffered a nose fracture. They were shifted to Polyclinic where their condition is stated to be stable. Later the remaining protesters were dispersed.
There have been a number of protest rallies against the US embassy over hosting the event in Islamabad. Dawn
AIOU Postgraduate admissions
Islamabad: The admissions for Postgraduate Programmes at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) for the Semester Autumn, 2011 will continue with late fee charges till July 16.
AIOU Director Admissions Syed Zia-ul-Hasnain Naqvi said the admissions will continue with Rs.500 late fee charges simultaneously across the country.
The programmes for which admission are open include Ph.D in Urdu, Islamiat, Iqbaliat, Chemistry and Pakistani languages & Literature with specialisation in Pashto/ Balochi/ Brahvi/Sindhi/Saraiki and Punjabi. The other include admissions of MS/M.Phil in Mass Communication, Chemistry, Iqbaliat, Food & Nutrition, Islamiat and Arabic. The news
Orientation programme for US-bound teachers
Islamabad: As many as 43 teachers will visit the United States for study and teaching there under the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) and Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship (FLTA) programmes.
United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) on Friday arranged an orientation programme for the departing teachers at a local hotel.
During the session, the USEFP officials briefed about the programme, visa regulations, American culture, US higher education and campus life and adjusting to life as a new teacher/student in the United States.
USEFP Executive Director Rita Brunn Akhtar said Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) was an eight-week programme and was launched in Pakistan this year for the first time.
"The programme provides Pakistani teachers from public schools with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge of the US focused on building expertise in best practice teaching methodologies and techniques, participants will also engage in a host of university-organized two-week internships at a local secondary school," she said. Dawn