SSC exam results
Peshawar, June 16: The Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education of Peshawar, Mardan, Swat, Malakand and Dera Ismail Khan announced the results of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations on Tuesday.
A student of Islamia Collegiate School Peshawar clinched the top position in the Peshawar BISE while the remaining five of six positions in science and art groups went to girls. Abdul Malik of ICS secured 980 marks of 1050 to clinch the top position. He was followed by Spogmay Shujaat of Al-Karim Public School, Charsadda, with 974 marks. The third position was shared by three students of the science group - Muzhda Subhan, Zarlisht Rehman and Habiba Zahoor with 962 marks.
In the humanitarian group, Asia Afzal secured top position by securing 886 marks while Miss Mawra got 875 marks to clinch the second position. Miss Shazia and Kulsoom Imtiaz shared the third position by bagging 866 marks.
A total of 52,575 candidates appeared in the examination among them 42,057 were declared successful with a pass percentage of 80. A ceremony was organised on the premises of the board for announcement of the result. Provincial Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Sardar Hussain Babak was the chief guest while BISE Chairman Farhad Jan was also present on the occasion.
MARDAN: The Mardan BISE announced the results of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) annual examination for the year 2010 wherein of 43,202 candidates 35,270 were declared successful showing success ratio of 81.64 per cent.
A total of 20,866 students appeared in the science group and 18,603 were declared successful, showing 89.15 per cent success rate. In the arts group, 22,336 students appeared in the examination and 16,667 were declared successful. The success ratio was 74.62 per cent.
MINGORA: Students of private institutions took the lead in the annual examination conducted by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Swat. A total of 20,811 candidates appeared in the examination and 17,947 were declared successful showing success ratio of 86 per cent.
In science group, a total of 13,123 students take part in the examination and 11,861 were declared successful. The success ratio was 90 per cent. In humanities group, 7,687 candidates appeared in the examination and 6,085 were declared successful, showing the success rate of 79 per cent.
CHAKDARRA: The Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Malakand, announced results according to which a total of 54,976 candidates appeared in the examination and 37,680 of them were declared successful. In science group 15,720 candidates appeared in the examination and 12,099 were declared successful, showing the success rate of 76.97 per cent. In humanities group 11,232 candidates appeared in the examination and 8,846 were declared successful, showing the success rate of 78.76 per cent.
DERA ISMAIL KHAN: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dera Ismail Khan, also announced the results. In science group, a total of 6,684 candidates appeared in the examination and 5,391 were declared successful, showing success rate of 80.66 per cent.
In humanities group, a total of 13,305 candidates appeared in the examination and 9,802 were declared successful, showing the success ratio of 73.67 per cent. Anam Zaman of Saint Helon School stood first by securing 927 marks, followed by Hafiz Mohammad Ahmad Shah Zeb of Qurtaba School who obtained 916 and Sobia Faiz of the same school stood third by obtaining 914 marks.Your Comments
Female applicants for posts of lecturer face harassment
Peshawar: Applicants for the recently announced posts of female contract lecturers at various colleges in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have complained of receiving messages and phone calls from the officials dealing with collection of their application forms, asking them to make friendship with them to get favour in the recruitment process.
The Directorate of Higher Education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had recently advertised some 531 vacancies for lecturers including 418 for males and 113 females. The applicants were asked to submit applications in the respective zones by April 20 last.
Around 28,000 male and female candidates applied for the positions that were supposed to be filled out on contractual basis, sources said.This time the female candidates had been asked to fix their photographs on the application forms that also contain their personal details like contact number, address, date of birth, etc, the sources added.
After the submission of the application forms, several female candidates started getting messages through mobile telephones on the numbers mentioned in the forms from some clerical staffers at the Higher Education Department, seeking friendship with them.
Spouse of one such candidate said that he had given his contact number instead of that of his wife. He said that he received messages from two different persons. He said that he traced the numbers. "They were clerks in the Directorate of Higher Education. As I was out of the city, I sent my brother after them, who settled the matter some way," he said.
Some days later, he received another message from the Government College, Peshawar. This time it was from someone dealing with scrutiny of the application forms. He had mentioned his name as Sahib Noor, he said, adding that he took up the issue with the director of colleges, who assured him of taking action but no action could so far be taken.
The spouse of the applicant was of the opinion that he would sue the director for colleges not anybody else for sexual harassment, if stern action was not taken against the people involved.There were other similar cases. An official at the Education Department said that someone made a phone call to one candidate asking her to make friendship with him and he would extend her favour in recruitment. And when he was informed that she was married, the shameless person asked her to seek divorce from her spouse and marry him, he said.
Approached at his office, Deputy Director Colleges Sardar Hussain said that he came to know about the issue during his informal visit to the Government College, Peshawar, where the data entry and scrutiny was being done.
The official said one who sent the messages and made the phone calls was not a regular employee of the Education Department. He was an intern under the National Internship Programme. Therefore, no disciplinary action could be taken against him except his ouster from the process, the official said.
Prof Mohammad Tariq, who is responsible for the data entry, scrutiny and compilation of merit list, claimed that no such message had been sent to any candidate. "These are mere allegations," he said, claiming that the process was going on in a transparent manner.
Prof Tariq said they had 12 permanent staff members responsible for different zones. Each member has his own staff doing the process, which is about to be completed, he added.Director for Colleges Prof Dr Mukarram Khan was not available at his contact numbers for his comments despite several attempts. Also, he was not present in his office when this reporter visited his office. The newsYour Comments
Marble mosaic training centres
Peshawar: The social welfare and women development department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will establish marble mosaic training centres in women vocational training institutes of the department throughout the province.
In this regard, pilot projects will be initiated in three divisions of the province, Peshawar, Mardan and Malakand, in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Pakistan Stone Development Company (PASDEC), a private enterprise working for cutting, polishing, mixing and marketing of precious stones.
This was decided by a meeting of the social welfare department and the PASDEC held here on Tuesday under provincial Minister for Social Welfare and Women Development Sitara Ayaz, says a handout.
The meeting decided that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) would be signed by the three partners in the first week of July following a preparatory joint meeting to be held in Islamabad that would finalise modalities of the joint venture.
Participants of the meeting stressed the need for training women of the province in modern trades in order to enable them to earn their livelihood on the one hand and to generate economic activities by promoting their crafts and products on the other.
The minister underlined the need for moving from "stereotype out-fashioned handicrafts" to modern products which were in demand. For this purpose, she said, the department would provide infrastructure facilities available in vocational training institutes being run in almost every district of the province.
She said the UNIDO and certain other organisations were also taking interest for developing human resources to ensure viability of marble and other mineral processing industries.
Ms Sitara also emphasised the need for imparting marketing skills to women during the training.
In this regard, she proposed that modern crafts training and marketing villages should be set up, which should be equipped with latest training and market-access facilities so that buyers could also approach producers of the handicrafts. Dawn
BSO to boycott 'Pak Studies' in educational institutions
Dalbadin: Central spokesman of BSO (Liberal), after consultation with real Baloch intellectuals and scholars, has announced to boycott reading and teaching of Pakistan Studies in all the educational institutions of Balochistan and appealed to teachers to support the party in its peace campaign. The spokesman said that the nations have made possible the achievement of national freedom after passing through a number of critical phases in the struggle against neo-colonial system. He said that the forces, in establishing this system after neo-colonial era, spreads its own ideology forcibly through education so that the oppressed nations could be made slave psychologically and use them like a machine in institutions. The news
Varsity sets up flying club at Azakhel
Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Owais Ahmad Ghani on Tuesday inaugurated Ababeel Ultra Light Flying Club at Azakhel Botanical Garden, University of Peshawar.Completed within one year, the flying club has been established under the aegis of University of Peshawar with the special interest and funding of the governor, according to a handout.
"This club is for the sports flying enthusiasts and its completion is a matter of personal pleasure for me," the governor said while addressing the inaugural ceremony.
He said that it was need of the hour to acquire knowledge and technology to excel in the present world. "This very platform of a flying club is not only an opportunity for youths to recreate but to learn the art of gliding and flying," he added.
Mr Ghani said that in developed countries such aircrafts were made at home and they needed to do the same. He said that society had been divided in different factions because of the layers in the state of education.
He stressed the need for imparting religious as well as modern education to the young generation to come at par with the progressing countries.
"Pakistan is rapidly moving towards a technological society which is a very good and positive sign," he added.
Earlier, in his welcome address UoP Vice-chancellor Dr Azmat Hayat Khan said that the opening of the club at botanical garden was a historic moment and one of the fewer steps taken for boosting extra curricular activities among the people.
"This step will be remembered as a milestone achievement in the history of Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa," he added.
The vice-chancellor said that Azakhel Park, which was handed over to the university in 2005 as a barren land, had been transformed into a brilliant botanical garden with the basic aim of promoting education, research and conservation of endangered plant species along with recreation at one venue.
"We have started BS botany courses at this very garden in the recently built academic block just to give practical experience and teaching facility to the botanists of the university," he said.
He said that the garden and the newly established club were open to all individuals, who wanted to come for recreation or learn flying. He praised the efforts of Prof Farrukh, Director Azakhel Botanical Garden, for making this venue a beautiful research centre and a brilliant recreation place.
Prof Farrukh highlighted various aspects of the club.
Later, the governor witnessed an eye-catching demonstration of single and double seater ultra light as well as radio controlled model aircrafts. Dr Musarrat Jabeen of Botany Department, UoP, became the first female glider at the club by flying for almost twenty minutes. DawnYour Comments