FBISE SSC Part-I results | AIOU normalcy
FBISE declares SSC Part-I results
Islamabad, July 07: The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) on
Friday declared the result of the candidates who were appeared in the
Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Part-I Annual Examination 2012 which
shows passing percentage of 57.17 per cent of both regular and private
as well as ex-candidates.
According to the results
announced in all 60,796 regular candidates appeared, out of which 39,202
thus showing passing percentage of 64.48. Over 12,164 private and
ex-candidates were appeared out of which only 2,509 declared successful
making passing percentage of 20.63%. The overall pass percentage of
regular, private and ex-candidates is 57.17%.
to the authorities, over 18 unfair means cases were reported this year. A
judicious procedure was adopted to decide the cases and therein every
effort was made to ensure that personal hearing was allowed to all
concerned. Eight cases have been decided and the notification on the
decisions taken in the cases.
Similarly, out of the total
regular candidates 51,504 appeared in the science and 34,534 cleared
the exam with a pass percentage of 67.05%. In humanities group over
9,292 regular candidates were appeared out of which 4,668 passed. The
pass percentage of candidates in humanities group is 64.48% .
ex and private candidates over 8,136 were appeared in the science group
and only 1,798 have been declared successful with a pass percentage of
22.10%. In humanities group over 4,028 private and ex candidates were
appeared out of which only 711 managed to clear the exam to show pass
percentage of 17.65%.
The failing candidates could appear in Part-II annual exam to be held next year 2013. The news
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Normalcy returns to AIOU
Islamabad: The rather prolonged tension that kept the
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) in the news nearly for over two
weeks seemed to have exhausted itself.
All outstanding issues between its management and employees were said
to be resolved on Friday as management accepted most of the demands
made by the employees.
Extending the olive branch, the varsity administration also
reinstated the eight employees who were earlier dismissed amid chaos.
Besides, the transfer orders of a clerk, Bilawal Laghari (who has
been serving in Islamabad for nearly 25 years) to Umar Kot, Sindh were
also withdrawn and both the management and employees agreed that in
future they would resolve their issues through dialogue.
According to sources, a committee headed by Dr Syed Abdul Siraj,
Chairman Mass Communication Department negotiated with the employees and
in the end it was decided that eight employees would be reinstated and
in future management of the AIOU would lend its ear to all the issues of
It to mention here that a dispute had raised its ugly head in the
third week of June when Vice Chancellor Dr Nazir A Sangi transferred a
clerk Bilawal Laghari to Umar Kot but he was not willing to go there.
On June 18, the clerk's wife and children went to the VC's office
beseeching withdrawal of the transfer orders but the guards started
torturing them instead of letting them see the VC.
Later, on the same day when employees came to know about the
incident, they started a protest against it and forcibly entered in the
VC office over which an FIR was registered with Industrial Area police
and nine persons were nominated in it.
Sajid Mehmood Janjua, who led the protest said
that eight employees who had earlier been dismissed as they protested
for their rights have been reinstated. He appreciated the steps taken by
the management and hoped that peaceful environment would flourish in
Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the AIOU, Ubaidullah Mumtaz said
that almost 150 employees were protesting during the alleged campaign
against the VC and claimed that for the past few weeks the VC had been
away most of the time – visiting out of station places – as he wanted to
establish new campuses of the university in different cities of the
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AIOU enrolment from Balochistan shows growth
Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has shown a record growth in
students' enrolment from Balochistan that reached double figure in the
This extraordinary students'
enrolment growth in backward and far-flung areas of Balochistan was
achieved by the university for the first time since its inception 38
years back. It was due to upgradation in quality education and its equal
accessibility throughout the country as well as better strategic
planning, adopted during the last two years.
was also the result of the AIOU's vision, ensuring education for all.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir Ahmed Sangi took a number of steps in
the recent years, taking the education to the doorsteps of the people.
New campus and study centres were being opened to facilitate the
students as well as fully utilising the state-of-the-art e-learning
According to the region-wise comparison, in
spring-semester 2011 the enrolment of students from Kalat was 526, from
Turbat 796, Dera Murad Jumali was 1,700 and from Quetta was 3,391, while
in the current semester Spring 2012 the enrolment from Kalat was noted
1,182, Turbat was 1,451, and from Dera Murad Jumali was 3,073.
has been noted that enrolment of AIOU's students is growing by more
than 50% in these four region of Balochistan. Similarly from Peshawar
region 12,832 students has increased, from Abbottabad the student's
enrolment has been enhanced with the difference of 5,029, Saidu Sharif
from 14,726 to 20,441, Muzaffarabad from 19,957 to 22,562, Mirpur from
18,984 to 21,252, Sialkot from 30,626 to 32,526 and the students
enrolment in Gujranwala has been increased with the difference of 2,098.
rapid growth was the result of better skill-management and due to the
personal attention paid by the incumbent vice-chancellor in carrying out
the university's expansion plan, ensuring equal accessibility education
throughout the country, especially in the neglected and far-flung
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Roots MCP certification ceremony held
Islamabad: The certification ceremony of the Montessori Certification Programme (MCP)
was held at the Roots Academy for Professional & Intellectual
Development (RAPID), at G-8 Campus, says a press release.
Nuzhat Sadiq was the chief guest on the occasion. The Bosnian
Ambassador Armin Limo and the Deputy High Commissioner Paul Molloy was
the guest of honour on the occasion. The course very aptly encompassed
the entire Montessori pedagogy including absorbent mind, prepared
environment, role of Montessori directress, normalisation, 3 period
lesson, introduction to sensitive periods, stages of development,
deviation & normality, exercises of practical learning, sensorial
exercises, language exercises, math exercises & culture exercises
for the holistic development of course participants.
ceremony started with the learning outcomes by the RAPID Executive
Manager Urooj Iqbal who summarised the Montessori methodology &
emphasised the significance of prepared environment, absorbent mind and
sensitive periods of development. This was followed by feedback session
from the course participants who praised the course & opined that
the course was a life changing experience for them.
course Master Trainer Amber Naveed demonstrated the popular activities
of volcano eruption and puppetry. The first three positions went to
Fatima Ali, Razika Tazeen and Shumaila Umer. Deputy High Commissioner
Paul Molloy emphasised the significance of teacher training for a
developing country like Pakistan and the impact of the RAPID initiative
for the development of Pakistan.
Armin Limo was very
impressed with the level of English proficiency of the candidates. He
emphasised the significance of trained teachers for the grooming of
children and also shared some of his experiences with teachers from
The chief guest Nuzhat Sadiq congratulated the MCP
graduates for having successfully completing this challenging training
event so full of innovative training content and latest approaches in
pedagogy and Montessori methodology. She further added that education is
the single common denominator that can take our nation from good to
great. Professionally certified teachers are the need of the hour.
Trained teachers can fully develop the potential of the children and
give them the impetus to evolve as value adding members of the society.
The early years in a child's life are very significant where he absorbs
and assimilates the information in his surroundings and forms
perceptions about the world around him. The child at this age undergoes
many development stages where his motor, nervous, auditory, visual,
tactile language, sensorial development takes place and he faces the
challenge of constructing himself from nothing to something. The news
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Pakistani students abroad make nation proud
Islamabad: The Public Affairs section of the US
embassy screened Dawn TVs Documentary "Pakistani Students:
Learning/Sharing in the USAin Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA)
The aim of the documentary was to showcase the experiences of
Pakistan students in the US, and illustrate the useful impact such
experiences have on reshaping the images of the two countries among
Focusing on around five Pakistanis studying in the US, the
documentary captured similar stories from students of diverse
backgrounds, coming from areas like FATA, Hyderabad and Khyber
Light in tone, it first captured the awkward questions Pakistani
students had to face. "Are there roads in Pakistan," "Are the coffee
shops there similar to here," and in a more serious vein, "Why don't you
cover your face?" and so on.
One American lady revealed that she honestly thought the Pakistani
student might bomb the classroom, but that impression changed over time.
Similarly, touching on political overtones, a student, Hammad Ali
Khan, said he was worried that once he landed at an airport in US, his
green passport would get him harassed by the airport security. But some
of the adjustment was culture related. An American teacher stated that
students from Pakistan treat professors like god and hesitate to ask
questions, but with time they learn that discussion with teachers is
encouraged in the American context and open up with time.
Finding halal food can become problematic for students in the US,
hence converting them into vegetarians. A student suggested that with
tomatoes, chick peas and other ingredients, if one is innovative, an
improvised "channa chat" can be made. "Spoken like a true Pakistani,"
commented one audience member.The students also acknowledged the
strengths of both countries. Kiran Rajput from Hyderabad appreciated the
respect and freedom given to the minorities to practise their religion
in Pakistan and in US.
And Irfan Ullah, a student struggling with polio, shared that there
are many opportunities there for the disabled and he is empowered in an
environment where he is not treated any less than others. The
documentary displayed that students are ambassadors of their respective
countries, families and cultures. Some residents of the US realised that
not everything their media showed was true as they were confronted only
to negativities in the case of Pakistan – drone attacks, suicide
bombings – and all the cultural, educational and development aspects
were not showered any light on. Dawn
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