Fast University's 24th convocation

FAST-NU 24th convocation
Islamabad, July 18: Students of various disciplines including 11 PhD scholars in Computer Science have been awarded degrees in the 24th Convocation of Foundation for Advancement of Science and Technology - National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST-NU).

The disciplines in which students have been awarded degrees included Master in Business Administration (MBA), Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA), Bachelors in Computer Sciences BS (CS) and Bachelors in Telecom Engineering (BTE).

The PhD scholars who have been awarded degrees include Abdul Basit Siddiqui, Abdul Rauf, Hajra Jabeen, Hasan Mujtaba, Kashif Zafar, Mohammad Amjad Iqbal, Muhammad Ramzan, Waseem Shahzad, Zahid Halim, Zahoor Jan and Zunaira Jalil.

The talented students who have excelled in their respective disciplines have been awarded gold, silver and bronze medals on the occasion. In MBA (2008), Mahwish Waqar won the gold medal, while Nejeeh Zahoor won the silver medal. Kafil-ud-din Ahmed from MS (CS) 2009 won the gold medal.

In BBA, 2007, Saima Yawar won gold medal, Bushra Mujtaba won silver medal, Anum Zafarullah won bronze medal and Faheem Sammad also won the bronze medal. In BS(CS) 2007, Ehsan Ul Haq won gold medal, Ammara Javed won silver medal and Azhar Khan won bronze medal.

In BS(TE), 2007, Muhammad Awaise Javed won the gold medal, Muhammad Waheed Akram won the silver medal and Muhammad Imran Afzal won the bronze medal.

Addressing on the occasion Chancellor FAST-NU Senator Waseem Sajjad said that formal education was the only one ingredient of a productive and meaningful life. "Learning is a life-long process, and some of the most important ideas, and personality traits, which ensure good life, are acquired through an unending process of self-education," he said.

He said that knowledge has been bequeathed to successive generations, ever since the dawn of civilisation. In modern times, for specialisation's sake it has been segmented into various disciplines. "The inception of industrial revolution and the advent of the scientific era shifted the focus to natural sciences. A balanced personality can be attained only by redressing the prevailing imbalance between science and humanities," he said.

He said that Pakistan faces formidable challenges despite the fact that we are having priceless resources, both material and human. "We can take on challenge by equipping our youth with science and technology coupled with high moral values," he said.

He urged the students to prove themselves in mainstream life too as they did in their educational career. "Today you are leaving as responsible individuals, full of hope and confidence, fully groomed to enter the mainstream of life with all the skills and knowledge required to weather any storm to reach your destination," he added.

Earlier FAST-NU Director Dr Waseem Ikram congratulated the students and said, "the enormous educational potential of computer science, if used wisely, widely and vigorously, can be powerful vehicle of social equalisation".

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OPF Girls College shows good result
Islamabad: The Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) Girls College, F-8/2 has shown an outstanding performance in FBISE Examinations by producing not only 100% result in Matriculation but also securing 5 positions in the list of top 30 students of the board, says a press release issued here on Monday.

As many as 114 students of OPF Girls college appeared in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Examination 2011 held by Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE), out of which 67 students got A+ grades, 35 students were placed in A grade and 11 secured B grade.

According to the merit list of top 30 students, released by FBISE five students of OPF Girls College secured the following positions; Marzia Akbar 15th position by obtaining 1004 marks, Sarah Salim 16th position with 1003 marks, Oswah Khan 27th with 992 marks, Kanza Arshad 28th with 991 marks and Yousra Khan got 29th position with 990 marks. Federal Secretary, Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis, K.B. Rind and MD OPF Israr Khan Jamali congratulated the students.

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Rawalpindi: The students of the AM-Anglo Montessori School and College showed 100% result in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Examination 2011 of the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE), says a press release.

Abdullah Aftab secured 919 marks and stood first in the school with A+ grade. Mohammad Shaban stood 2nd with 867 marks.

Muhammad Hashim Farooq, a student of the F.G Public School Mahfooz Raod, Rawalpindi Saddar, got 948 marks in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Examination 2011 of the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE), says a press release. He is the son of Iesco Deputy Manager (Public Relations) Muhammad Farooq Ahmad.

Sajeela Karim, a student of Bahria Foundation College, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi, got 804 marks in the SSC Examination 2011 of the FBISE, says a press release. She is the daughter of Karim Madad.

Rabia Khan, a student of the Federal Government Girls Public High School, Lalazar, obtained 857 marks in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Annual Examination 2011 held under the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE), says a press release issued here on Sunday. She is the daughter of Nayyar Islam.

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Girls outshine boys in KIU results
Gilgit: Girls students outshined boys by claiming all the top positions in Gilgit-Baltistan Karakoram International University (KIU) SSC examination 2011 results announced on Saturday.

"Of 14730 students in all, 6347 succeeded in SSC examination in Gilgit-Baltistan," said Shahid Ali Khan, controller of examination KIU while announcing results at the university. Abida Parveen topped the examinations in science group, claiming 930 marks out of 1050, while Nida Zehra got 922 marks. Noreen Ali got third position with 913 marks.

According to the controller of examinations, a total of 8020 boys and 6710 girls students appeared in the examination held under KIU in May 2011 across Gilgit-Baltistan. As many as 2809 girls and 3538 boys succeeded in the examination as the rate of success remained 43.9 percent in all.

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PhD scholar gets gold medal
Peshawar: Sahib Gul Afridi was awarded gold medal by Governor Masood Kausar to honour him for being the first PhD scholar produced by Hazara University (HU) under the Higher Education Commission's Indigenous PhD Programme since its inception.

He was conferred the gold medal at the fifth convocation of the university on July 10. Afridi belongs to the restive and underdeveloped Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency. He completed his PhD by defending his thesis "Molecular and Phytochemical Elaboration of the Tea Genotypes Grown in Pakistan."

Prof Dr Habib Ahmad, chairman of the Department of Genetics, was the supervisor of Dr Sahib Gul Afridi while the research was co-supervised by Dr Mukhtar Alam, director Research and Planning. Sahib Gul Afridi also has the honour to become the second PhD holder in tea production research in Pakistan. The news

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