Rawalpindi Board to announce Matric result
Rawalpindi, July 24: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Rawalpindi will announce the Matric result tomorrow (July 25) while Matric part-I (Ninth class) result would be announced on August 15.
According to Chairman Education Board Rawalpindi, Dr. Muhammad Ashraf error free results is being prepared through online and manual systems. Both the systems have also provided a check and balance in this regard.
With the introduction of new system, students will be able to check their results on the websites of their respective boards, besides being able to get their results on a CD for Rs100. The Punjab government has introduced an online admission and results system in all eight boards and banned the manual system of announcing results, he added. Students will get their result details on their respective boards' websites and through CDs and the board will not issue any gazette of the result.
Similarly, an online system will be used for registration for future exams. He further told that 10 days would also be given to the students after summer vacations for the registration of ninth class.Dr. Muhammad Ashraf said dates for FA, FSc, Part I and Part II result would be announced later. The newsYour Comments
1,200 teachers without salary
Islamabad: Over 1,200 teachers working under Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) who were promoted in basic pay scales (BPS) through time scale formula could not get the salary for the month of June.
Their problems will further increase because employees of the Auditor General of Pakistan Revenues (AGPR) are on strike and teachers revised salary slips could not be prepared.
According to sources, on June 15, 1,071 teachers of BPS 18 to 20, and over 250 teachers of BPS 16 to 17 were promoted through time scale formula but they are still waiting for their salaries.
A teacher requesting not to be quoted said at the start of the month of July, they started waiting for the salary but they were told that it will take some days to prepare revised salary slips.
"After a fortnight we started asking about the salary from account sections but we only got promises. Now account section has told us that employees of AGPR have been demanding a bonus equaling one basic salary - a similar bonus has already been approved for CBR. So they are on strike and as long as they are on strike, revised salary slips cannot be prepared," he said.
"Month of Ramazan has started and if strike continues we will not get the salary even at the time of Eid, so government should take necessary steps to solve the issue," he said.
Another teacher requesting anonymity said that there is confusion about salaries and there are some teachers who have been claiming that their salaries have been reduced.
A teacher said the employees of AGPR are on strike but they managed to get a rough statement and came to know that previously his salary was Rs28,400 and now after getting time scale promotion his salary has been reduced by Rs200 and his new salary will be Rs28,200.
"We do not know what is going on in AGPR but at least decision makers should consider our problems because it has become difficult for us to afford our expenses," he said.
Spokesman for Federal Government College Teachers Association Prof Tahir Mehmood, said teachers who have not received their salary have been suffering. They have to run their houses and for that money is required.
"There are also ambiguities regarding salary slips of teachers and they have been complaining that their salary will be decreased. Relevant department should take steps to resolve the issue," he said.
Joint Secretary of Ministry of Capital Administration and Development Rafique Tahir said salary delays were a normal practice after promotion but strike of AGPR employees had further increased the problem.
"We have been trying to solve the issue but I have heard that AGPR employees are planning not to prepare the salary of all employees for the month of July. In that case, the issue will further increase. As far as decrease in amount of salary is concerned, some times it happens that salary decreases because of technical errors but it is for sure that teachers' salaries will be increased," he said. Dawn
Power outages keep students away from summer camps
Islamabad: The prevailing hot weather conditions and power outages have made it difficult for the students to join the summer camps being offered by different institutions to engage them in academic, physical and creative learning.
Summer camps, once considered as a source of engaging students in academic and co-curricular activities, have lost attraction for most of the children as they feel burden to travel in the scorching heat to take part in creative activities.
With the advent of summer vacation, most of the private as well as a few public institutions had offered summer camps with several attractions like art, craft, music, dance performing arts, painting, book reading and other sports and recreational activities.
Various schools and other organizations like the National Book Foundation (NBF), the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA), the National Press Club (NPC) and different galleries arranged summer camps for the students and offered different kinds of activities.
"I have not sent my children to attend the summer camps due to severe hot weather conditions this year. Frequent power outages have made the children lethargic and less active and they are unable to focus on such activities when their mind is not relaxed," Shahina, a mother said.
Most of the children face diseases due to severity of weather so being parents "we can't compromise the health of our children for the sake of keeping them intact with their academic routine and studies".
A teacher said, "No doubt summer camps prove quite helpful in improving the proficiency level of the students in the difficult subjects but they need relaxation and break from the hectic study routine."
Those institutions, which are offering quality summer courses with good facilities, are not affordable for a common man, he said. Summer camps are designed to provide kids/teenagers with a variety of activities like hiking, canoeing, campfires, performing arts, music, magic, computers, language learning, and mathematics and weight loss. The basic theme following summer camps is to let the children, take healthy risks under safe environment without compromising education and self development.Due to such programmes children get an opportunity to explore and resultantly they become able to take a decision about their future endeavours. The news