Matric results on Aug 1. Result preparation 'substandard'
Lahore, July 22: The Punjab Education Boards Employees Federation (PEBEF) has claimed that the preparation of matriculation annual examination 2011 result is 'substandard and non-transparent'.
In a press statement issued here on Friday, PEBEF office-bearers said the association had written two letters to the Punjab chief minister to inform him the preparation of matric exam result was substandard and there were strong chances of embezzlement. It was unfortunate the CM had not paid any heed to the letters and had not formed any committee to probe the matter, they added.
They said it was also unfortunate that the future of students was put on stake by the government for showing full confidence in IT consultant Dr Majid Naeem.
It is important to mention here that Dr Majid Naeem is, reportedly, a relative of a PML-N leader.
It is pertinent to mention that all the Boards of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISEs) in Punjab were scheduled to announce the result on July 21 but the same was postponed at the eleventh hour.
It is learnt that massive errors in the result preparation, thanks to new online system, had caused the delay in the announcement of results by the BISEs.
The new date for announcement of result is yet to be formally announced by the Punjab government, following the Punjab Boards Committee of Chairmen (PBCC), through Higher Education Department, moved a summary to the CM in this regard. However, according to the sources, the result would be announced either on the 1st of August or August 4.
'Matric result delay inefficiency': The parliamentary party of the PML-Q while terming the delay in announcement of matriculation result as inefficiency on part of the Punjab government has submitted an adjournment motion to the Punjab Assembly Secretariat.
According to a press release on Thursday, the adjournment motion had been submitted by MPAs Engineer Shahzad Elahi, Dr Samia Amjad, Seemal Kamran, Amna Ulfat and Majida Zaidi.
PML-Q Punjab secretary information Muhammad Akram Chaudhry said it was for the first time in Punjab that students and their parents were greatly upset owing to the delay in matriculation result. He said the chief minister should review his performance and "good governance".
It is pertinent to mention here that all the examination boards of the province were scheduled to announce matriculation exam 2011 result on July 21, however, the results were postponed at the eleventh hour, creating anxiety among students and their parents. The newsYour Comments
PU approves 16 PhD synopsis
Lahore: A meeting of Punjab University Advanced Studies and Research Board was held under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran here on Thursday which solved cases of PhD scholars presented for review in the Board by different PU departments, institutes, colleges and schools.
In the meeting, 16 PhD synopsis, 12 reports on PhD thesis and 9 panels of examiners for PhD thesis review were approved. Prof Dr Hafiz Mahmood Akhtar, Prof Dr Hafiz Muhammad Iqbal, Prof Dr Qalb-i-Abid, Prof Dr Muhammad Hafeez, Prof Dr Abdul Ghaffar, Prof Dr Mahr Muhammad Saeed Akhtar, Prof Dr Liaquat Ali, DPCC Chairperson Prof Dr Shahida Hasnain and Registrar Prof Dr Muhammad Akhtar attended the meeting.
Meanwhile, Punjab University Institute of Business Administration Director Prof Dr Muhammad Ehsan Malik has departed for Singapore to participate in the 2nd Asia's Best B-School Awards ceremony, to be held at Suntec on Friday, July 22. Dr Malik will receive "Innovation Leadership Award" in the ceremony.
Lahore: The National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences is holding its 25th Convocation at its Lahore Campus on Saturday (tomorrow) from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm as under: the convocation is divided into two sessions from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon and from 02:00 pm to 03:30 pm. Founded as a Federally Chartered University in July 2000, the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences is a premiere University of Pakistan, renowned for quality and impact of its students in the development of local software and other industries, said spokesman of the university on Thursday. The University has four modern Campuses at Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar.
These Campuses provide world class educational environment and recreational facilities to about 6,000 students, out of whom around one fifth are female. The sponsoring body of this University is FAST (Foundation for Advancement of Science and Technology).
Matric tech result
Lahore: The Punjab Board of Technical Education (PBTE) on Thursday announced the result of Martic Tech 1st Annual Examination, 2011, which remained 28 percent only.
According to a PBTE spokesman, 1207 students appeared in the examination and only 334 could pass the exam.
A student from Sargodha College of Technology, Juhrabad, Khushab, Mati ur Reham, secured 932 marks out of total 1150 and got first position in all over Punjab.
Manzar Abass from the same college stood second with 916 marks while Muhammad Irfan from Al-Hira College, Qaidabad, Khushab, obtained 913 marks and secured third position.
The result is also available at the board's website www.pbte.edu.pk
Teachers warn of protest over delay in VCs hiring
Lahore: The Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) has announced that it would launch a protest campaign from Friday (today) against the Punjab government for delay in appointment of vice-chancellors (VCs) at four public universities.
FAPUASA central secretary general Prof Dr Zafar Noon said that, in the first phase, academic boycott would be observed at four varsities – the Government College University (GCU) Lahore; University of Education, Lahore; Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Multan; and University of Sargodha, Sargodha – which have been waiting for regular VCs for the last seven months. If the issue was not resolved, he warned, academic boycott would be extended to all public sector universities across the country.
Dr Zafar Noon said BZU Multan and the UoE had not been able to approve their annual development budget in absence of VCs. He added that academic and administrative affairs of the four varsities were affected badly owing to delay in appointment of regular VCs. It was unfortunate that the appointments were not being made owing to tussle between the Punjab chief minister and the Punjab governor.
The FAPUASA secretary general said that research and development works at the varsities had been affected while teachers were also disturbed – especially those desiring to foreign country to read out research papers. He said faculty members from public varsities across the country would protest on Friday (today) against the Punjab government for delaying appointment of the VCs. Teachers would hold a protest demonstration outside the Lahore Press Club after Namaz-e-Jumma, he added.
It is pertinent to mention that the CM and the governor have locked horns over the appointment of VCs at the four varsities. Governor Sardar Latif Khosa recently approved appointment of VCs for three varsities, including the Government College University (GCU) Lahore; University of Education, Lahore ; and Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) Multan. However, the candidates approved by the governor were not the ones recommended by Shahbaz Sharif. Earlier, the governor had rejected the Punjab government's summary seeking appointment of Prof Dr Muhammad Akram Chaudhry as the VC of University of Sargodha, Sargodha observing there were serious allegations of financial and moral corruption against him. Later, the CM had formed a committee to investigate candidature of Prof Dr Muhammad Akram Ch who had already served the varsity as VC on a four-year term.
According to sources, after the governor did not approve the names recommended by the chief minister, the CM's Secretariat had once again moved the summary to the Governor's House seeking appointment of those recommended by the CM – with a note that the government would notify their appointment under Article 105 of the Constitution of Pakistan if the governor did not approved the names this time. It is worth mentioning here that the Punjab government claims the governor is bound to act on the CM advice. However, the governor's stance is that, in the capacity of chancellor, the advice of CM was not biding on him.
Higher Education secretary Haseeb Athar said the department had so far not received summary regarding the appointment of VCs at the four varsities.
Schools directed to collect marks sheets from 25th
Karachi: The Controller of Examinations, Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK), Rafia Mallah, on Thursday announced that the marks sheets of the Secondary School Certificate Part-II (Class-X) General Group (Regular) Exams-2011 could be collected from July 25 from the Board office.
The schools located in New Karachi and North Nazimabad could collect the marks sheets on July 25, while those situated in Gulberg, Liaquatabad, Jamshed Town and Gulshan-e-Iqbal could receive them on July 26, she said.
Mallah added that the schools located in Keamari, SITE, Lyari, Korangi, Orangi Town and Baldia Town have been directed to visit the Board office on July 27 for collecting the marks sheets, whereas schools in
Saddar, Shah Faisal, Landhi, Malir, Bin Qasim and Gadap would get them on July 28, she added.
She further stated that the heads of the secondary schools should send their representatives with an authority letter to collect the marks certificates. She added that the marks sheets could be collected on working days from room no 6, Block-A of the BSEK.
Meanwhile, the controller of exams said that the marks sheets of the private group have already been despatched to the given residential addresses of the students.
DUHS starts training programme for teachers
Karachi: The Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC), on Thursday started a one-month Professional Competency Enhancement Programme (PCEP) for teachers at the Dow Medical College, Karachi.
As many as 35 lecturers, including teachers from different constituent institutions of Dow University, participated.
The inaugural ceremony of the programme was held at the Professional Development Centre of the Dow Medical College on Thursday. It was attended by lecturers, teachers, faculty members, and resource persons.
The vice-chancellor of the DUHS Prof Masood Hameed Khan, speaking as the chief guest, said teachers were expected to use the best practices and strategies to meet the challenging demands of of the modern world.
If the teachers were well-trained and highly motivated, learning would be enhanced, he observed, adding that Pakistan needed well-trained and professionally sound teachers and so a lot of responsibility fell on the teachers training institutions.
The teaching staff needed to reevaluate their attitudes toward the teaching profession, he maintained.
He stressed the need to have master trainers in the country, saying teaching faculties should be upgraded by latest teaching methodolgy.
A professor of medicine, DUHS, and course coordinator, Dr Ra'ana Qamar, Masood gave a brief overview of the programme and informed the participants that the training programme was spread over a period of one month having eight different modules.
She said that it covered various aspects of professional competency development, including teaching as a profession, academic planning and management, curriculum development, assessment and evaluation, learners' psychology communication skills, research methodology and skills, and micro-teaching.
She further said that a pool of highly experienced resource persons have been identified for conducting this programme.
The director, Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC), Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Dr Abdul Wahid Usmani, said that at the end of the course participants would have to submit an action plan on how to conduct training sessions in their respective institutes.
PPI adds: Sindh Medical College Alumni Association Pakistan has decided to give three-day awareness training to more than 200 doctors, medical students and volunteers about the prevention of hepatitis. Later, the trained participants would voluntarily visit different hospitals to spread awareness about hepatitis prevention measures.
This was stated by President of the Association Dr Sameer Qureshi on Thursday. He said the volunteers would also visit barber shops, beauty parlors, blood banks and laboratories.
He said the awareness seminar would begin from July 25 at 9am at the Najam Uddin Auditorium in Jinnah Hospital and end on July 27. Qureshi said that students of medical colleges can also participate in the event. The news