KU declares B.Com result
Karachi, June 24: The University of Karachi (KU) has announced the result of B.com Part II (external) for annual examinations 2009 on Wednesday. According to a notification issued, Noureen Gul, daughter of Gul Muhammad, bagged first position and achieved 816 marks out of 1100. As many as 8,932 candidates were registered for the examinations while 8,495 appeared and 330 were declared pass in first division, the result prepared by KU shows. I t further said that 1,636 candidates received second division whereas seven candidates passed in third division. The pass percentage of the result was 23.22 per cent. The news
QAU students protest water shortage at hostels
Islamabad: Students of the Quaid-i-Azam University's (QAU) hostels staged a sit in front of the Vice Chancellor's (VC) residence late Tuesday night against the acute shortage of portable water at hostels.
QAU VC Dr Masoom Yasin Zai responding to slogans of the protesting students came out of his house and accompanied them to their hostels.
Talking to students, he assured them that water supply would be restored very soon, as scorching heat and examinations both had made lives of students quite hard.
VC assured students of resolution of their problems. app
Release of abducted KUST VC welcomed
Islamabad: The Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) has welcomed the safe return of Kohat University of Science and Technology Vice Chancellor Professor Lutfullah Kakakhel, who was abducted on November 6 last when he was on way back to home from KUST.
The FAPUASA President Professor Mehr Saeed Akhtar and FAPUASA General Secretary Professor Kaleemullah talking to this scribe thanked the government for taking the issue seriously. They said that it was only after a serious government interest that the release became possible on June 22. They said that the academia is the builder of nation and abduction of Professor Kakakhel was a stigma on the face of the country and civilisation. They hoped that the federal and provincial governments would take necessary steps for the safety and security of seats of higher learning in the country.
They asked the government to seriously look into the other problems of the faculty also which include new criteria for promotion.
IIU to inaugurate TV studio
Islamabad: International Islamic University (IIU), Islamabad will hold the inauguration ceremony of the newly built Television Studio and Media Lab at Centre For Media Studies (CMC) tomorrow (Friday). The ceremony will be held at Block -1, New Campus, said a news release issued here Wednesday. However, a seminar on 'War of Words' will be arranged by Faculty of Language & Literature (FLL&H) and Islamic Research Institute (IRI) tomorrow. The seminar on 'War of Words: American Media and Popular Narratives since 9/11' by Dr. Muhammad Safeer Awan and '9/11 and Urdu Literature: Images and Illusions' by Dr. Najeeba Arif will held Thursday at the Islamic Research Institute Auditorium, International Islamic University, Faisal Mosque Campus. The news
Basic education school set up in Haripur jail
Haripur: A non-formal basic education school has been established in the men's section of Haripur Jail.
The school has been set up by Human Development Organisation (HDO) that has been running the same facility in the women section of the jail since 2006.
Superintendent Central Prison Haripur Khalid Abbas inaugurated the school on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion Mr Abbas said the prison department was taking steps to ensure reformation of prisoners into law-abiding and useful citizens and equipping them with different trades and education.
Deputy Superintendent Sheesh Khan, Assistant Superintendents Syed Mohi ud Din Shah, Haji Mujeeb, Mukhtiar Haider Khan and other officers of jail department and workers of jail-based NGOs were also present.
Mr Abbas said a majority of jail inmates was illiterate that proved to be one of the root causes of their landing into prison under different circumstances. However, the jail authorities were utilising their efforts in bringing about positive attitudinal changes among them applying multi-faceted approaches.
He said education was the main focus areas coupled with skill development, adding, the jail inmates had been provided with the facility of religious and academic education and dozens of prisoners were attending different classes. He said the component of adult literacy was missing in the male section which had been successfully incorporated in the education system of jail with the support of HDO.
Apart from education, the superintendent jail said for earning better living after release the inmates were being taught different trades. He added that the juvenile inmates, apart from regular education, were also getting skilled with computer literacy.
Programme assistant HDO Abad ur Rehman said the HDO had planned to make 200 jail inmates literate through their adult literacy programme. He said his organisation had planned to expand the programme to all the prisons of the province during the current fiscal year. Dawn