Girls outshine boys in FBISE SSC exams
Rawalpindi, June 30: The girls clinched top three positions in the Annual Examination 2010 of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Part-II, according to the results announced by the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) here on Tuesday.
Manifesting growing trend of women education, particularly in science disciplines, three female students topped Science Group with Hareem Nisar of Hitec School and College for Girls, Taxila Cantonment, standing first, by obtaining 1018 marks, Nimra Sadiq of Air Base Inter College, Mushaf, Sargodha Cantonment, secured second and Mahnoor Amin of Hitec School and College for Girls, Taxila, clinched third positions by securing 1016 and 1015 marks respectively.
In Humanities Group, Afshan Zahra of H.H Shaikh Rashid Al Makhtoum Pakistan School, UAE secured first position by obtaining 946 marks, and Ryehah Batool Shah of CDA Model School, I-9/4, Islamabad, secured second position with 926 marks.
The only boy Hafiz Ahmad Ali of Institute of Islamic Sciences, Satra Meel, Islamabad, bagged the third position in the group with 918 marks.
Out of 56,561 students, who appeared in the examination, 44,337 could pass, making the pass percentage as 78.69 per cent.
Out of total 43,506 regular candidates, 38,615 passed the exam while only 5,722 private candidates out of 13,055 could clear the examination.
Science Group contained 32,745 regular candidates against 3,933 private ones, who could pass the examination while 5,870 regular and 1,789 private candidates could pass under the Humanities Group.
According to a notification issued by the FBISE, about 93 unfair means cases were reported this year. Out of these 93 cases, 34 cases have been decided whereas 59 cases are still under process. A judicious procedure was adopted to decide the cases.
As per notification, the supplementary examination of SSC is scheduled to be held from September 21, 2010 and admission fee can be submitted up to July 22 and later on till August 02 with double fee.Your Comments
Rawalpindi: Syeda Haya Binte Junaid got 959 marks in the Secondary School Certificate Annual Examination 2010 of the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, and stood first in the Silver Oaks School (Girls Wing), Firdousi Lane, says a press release. She is daughter of Syed Shahid Junaid. The news
Private schools protest fee hike
Rawalpindi: The owners of private schools here on Tuesday staged a protest rally against the provincial government's decision to raise examination fee for their students.
The protestors gathered outside Rawalpindi Press Club and chanted slogans against the decision of Punjab Boards Chairmen Committee. They also demanded abolition of the new fee structure.
General Secretary All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association Amir Anwar said nine examination boards in the province had revised their fee structure for private students and now each student has to pay Rs700 as registration fee, which was earlier Rs400.
He said the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Rawalpindi used to charge every private student Rs320 as examination fee that has now been increased to Rs620.
The private students would also be charged Rs100 for examination form that previously cost Rs50.
He claimed that the private students were being charged extra fee in order to compensate the examination boards for the revenue loss due to Punjab government's decision to abolish examination and registration fees for regular students at the matriculation and intermediate levels.
An official of the examination board desiring not to be named said it was not unjust to charge private schools more as they received exorbitant fees from their students.
Meanwhile, the Lahore High Court suspended the notification increasing the fees for private students till Wednesday and directed the BISE officials to respond to a petition filed by a private school owner in Chakwal. Dawn
QAU syndicate meeting likely in July
Islamabad: The long awaited meeting of syndicate of Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) is expected in July as President Asif Ali Zardari, being chancellor of the university, has finalized its members.
Dr Muhammad Masoom Yasinzai, the vice chancellor of QAU said in an exclusive interview that all the pending issues of the campus regarding PhD admissions and GRE test, employees' promotions and new appointments, security concerns and hostel affairs etc would be discussed in the syndicate meeting.
Yasinzai, who took charge as the VC of QAU in February this year, said that despite having ambitious plans for the next 10 years, the main focus of the university is on quality instead of quantity.
The VC added that QAU will continue to excel in the field of education by offering new and innovative learning opportunities. "QAU is planning to establish School of Political Science and International Relations to broaden the educational system. Similarly, establishment of School of Economics and Linguistics are in pipeline," he said.
Yasinzai said QAU is planning to affiliate Islamabad colleges. "Leader of the House in Senate Syed Nayar Hussain Bukhari some months ago requested us to affiliate Islamabad colleges," he said.
QAU launched a Campus Management Solution (CMS) in April – the first of its kind in any educational institution in the country. Yasinzai said the project is leading to streamline processes, reduce manual handling of affairs.
Explaining CMS, the VC said data showed that CMS is aimed at providing students and faculty members with immediate access to real-time information and connects that information to specific action. CMS has been logically divided into several modules, each of which maps a university function/department. "HEC has given a new vision that is fast changing the educational environment in higher learning institutions. We hope that HEC will continue to provide the required assistance to universities in pursuance of their goals," he said.
Talking about student politics in the campus, VC said that he is not at all against students politics and establishment of student councils in the campus but against provincialism, extremism and radicalism. "Students' recognitions must be as Quaidians and not of any province," he said. Yasinzai said he is spending money on cultural, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to get students engaged in better environment.
In reply to a question about campus and hostels security, Yasinzai said hostels are 100 percent weapons free and security is very tight under the vigilant eyes of security officials. "QAU and Analytical Solutions (Pvt) Ltd has inked a contract regarding Campus Security Project few months back. Under the contract, the company will provide Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) based security cards to students and staff for limited access on university premises, with the log of individual anywhere in the university," the VC said.
He said 12 Close Circuit Televisions (CCTVs) are also installed on various locations to monitor activities of different within the premises of the university. The company will also provide SMS alert service on admissions, semester and examination results along with Interactive Voice Response (IVR).
The VC said, "As far as the security of students is concerned we are taking every possible step to ensure that students spend their time in safe and secure educational environment. We are now turning towards all possible options and introduction of RFID cards is major part of our plan regarding credible security inside the university."
In reply to a water and energy crisis of which students are facing immense problems, VC said, "CDA has reduced the supply of water but we are working on to cope the problems. Unfortunately there is no underground water available inside and around QAU lands otherwise we would have installed tube wells." He said that they had talked to the government to build a small dam somewhere near QAU to resolve the crisis.
Prof Yasinzai urged government to release funds to complete some of the important projects that were pending due to lack of sufficient funds. Daily times
Islamabad: A two-week 35th annual summer college of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) will commence at Nathiagali from Wednesday (today). Dawn
RCCI-NUST ink MoU to enhance cooperation
Rawalpindi: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) and National University of Science and Technology (NUST) inked a memorandum of understanding to enhance mutual cooperation in research and development sector.
RCCI President Kashif Shabbir and Director General National Business School of NUST, Dr. Ashfaq Hassan Khan, singed the memorandum of understanding in this regard at the campus of the university here on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion Kashif Shabbir said that strong link between business and academia for conducting research in industry is need of the hour. He termed that the MoU would provide opportunities to the students of the varsity to work practically in any of his/ her interested industry.
"Research is mandatory for the uplift of local industry and students can conduct research work for the betterment of the industry," he said. He said that RCCI platform is there to facilitate the students and educational institutes in this regard.
Kashif Shabbir was the view that students could bring revolutionary changes in industry while conducting research work and it will help them in the future for their practical life as well.
He said that RCCI has already signed MoU with the various institutes of the region to promote the business activities.
80 teachers get training certificates
Islamabad: Montessori material and methodology workshop certificate were given to the teachers in a ceremony held at Roots National Institute of Teacher Training and Education (RNITTE) here on Tuesday.
The second training batch included 80 participants from all walks of life including teachers from rural areas, government schools, housewives, young mothers, professional doctors, fashion designers attended the workshop.
Immediate Past District Governor of Lions Club International Mohammad Iqbal Majid was the guest of honour whereas Senator Nilofar Bakhtiar was the chief guest on the occasion.
Senator Nilofar Bakhtiar said that each time she visits Roots School System she has seen them reaching new heights. "Whenever I need any help for civil society, Roots is always there to contribute. The teachers are the chosen ones as the prophets were chosen to teach the humanity they are also chosen to teach the children. "We need to child to become a good human being as this terrorism has taken the innocence from our youth. Our child is born with the conflict all around us. A child of today sees conflict all around him whereas we had a very comfortable childhood. We should understand his anxiety and train and guide him accordingly. As teachers you can set the tone for the society and take out pessimism from their lives."
Director Roots School System Faisal Mushtaq while speaking on the occasion said that RNITTE was formed with the aim of imparting teacher training to bridge the gap and develop a pool of professionally certified teachers and so far 6,000 teachers have been trained.
Founder Director Riffat Mushtaq said that this workshop is based on Maria Montessori's Principals which has a modular structure and comprises significant topics such as absorbant mind, sensitive periods, child stages of development, deviation and normality and 5 subjects of Montessori i-e EPL, Sensorial, Math, Language and Culture. Later the chief guest rewarded the certificates to the participants.
SZABIST inks MoU with ICCI
Islamabad: The 11th National Research Conference on 'Management and Computer Sciences' was organised by Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) here on Tuesday.
National Assembly Deputy Speaker Faisal Karim Kundi was the chief guest on the occasion while Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) President Zahid Maqbool was the guest of honour.
Over 170 research papers were presented during the conference that was attended by large numbers of students from SZABIST and other prominent educational institutions of the country.
On the occasion, SZABIST also signed MoU with ICCI with an aim to increase interaction with industry, fostering the research and development activities and providing internship opportunities to students. Syed Asad Hussain, Campus Head, SZABIST and Zahid Maqbool, President of ICCI, signed the MoU.
Addressing the gathering Faisal Karim Kundi said that academic research is not confined to libraries or discussion groups only, but it has also vital implications for those who are delivering best of the goods and services 'to create and sustain human happiness on the face of earth.' The deputy speaker urged the trade bodies and associations to help universities establish centres of excellence, technology incubation centres and R&D departments to innovate new products and services for domestic and international markets as well.
He hoped that SZABIST would continue to explore new avenues of achieving academic excellence and leading the market trends. He said, "MoU will go a long way in strengthening the very fabric of the business and industry and will help produce highly valuable solutions for the problems being faced by the industry".
Zahid Maqbool said that there should be a strong connection between academia and Industry due to which ICCI signed MoU with SZABIST to provide internship and employment opportunities to the students and use researchers' experience for the industrial growth. SZABIST Campus Head Syed Asad Hussain said that only four per cent of the Pakistani population has access to higher education. The news