Over 120,000 students appeared in exam
Rawalpindi, June 26: Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education is likely to announce the annual results of Matric examinations in August, Controller of Examination (RBISE) Professor Abdul Sattar Ramay said on Thursday. Talking to this agency he said the marking of papers of over 120,000 students have already been completed. The news
Teachers to protest autonomous status for colleges
Rawalpindi: The representatives of college teachers in Punjab are planning to hold protest rallies against the proposed autonomous status for different colleges as the provincial education department seemed resolved to go ahead with its plan.
The decision was announced by the Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association (PPLA) in a press statement after their meeting with higher education department secretary Abdul Ahad Cheema failed to resolve the matter here on Friday.
The PPLA Rawalpindi chapter president Ilyas Qureshi criticised the decision of the government to hand over the administration of 26 colleges in the province to an autonomous board of governors and said the decision would only affect the students who were getting education in government institutions at affordable rate.
Terming the plan illogical, the representative of college teachers said the proposed autonomous status for colleges would make education out of the reach of the students who had been studying in reputed institutions like Gordon College and Postgraduate College for Women, Six Road, against nominal charges.
Discussions with college teachers in the city and officials of the education department showed that there was no favour for autonomous status to old and reputed institutions.
The teachers said it was strange that the government was planning to hand over colleges showing good results to the board of governors. If the education department thinks the decision will improve education quality it should implement the proposal in institutions showing not good results, they added. Dawn
LHC restrains FBISE from releasing Rs750 million
Rawalpindi: The Lahore High Court, Rawalpindi Bench, has restrained Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) from releasing a hefty amount of Rs750 million to launch a private housing scheme in Zone-4 of Islamabad.
Justice Asad Munir of the Lahore Court has issued stay orders against release of any amount for the private housing society for the employees of FBISE while acting on a petition filed by some employees of the board through Chaudhry Afrasiab Khan advocate.
The petitioners including deputy controllers Abdus Sattar Saleemi and Tariq Mahmood Chaudhry and others had taken the plea that chairperson of FBISE without any lawful authority and some other officials wanted to allocate Rs750 million for the housing society by getting the same approved by the Board of Governors.
The petition states that crossing the limits of their powers as defined in the FBISE Act 1975 and only to accomplish personal agenda, the FBISE chairperson and some other officials known to have run the private housing scheme in the name of FBISE Employees allocating Rs750 million out of board's funds.
The petitioners say that FBISE chairperson could not take such an illegal decision involving financial implications and being trustees of the public funds the said decision amounts to breach of trust punishable under the law.
They say that the society membership has been launched and enlistment of innocent employees made without specification of land and mode of payment, which is ambiguous.
The petitioners further stated that release of such a huge amount would involve immediate kickbacks and personal financial benefits in future to the respondents. The court has also issued notices to respondents for June 30.
AMC holds Medals ceremony
Rawalpindi: The 27th medals distribution ceremony at the Army Medical College (AMC) was held here at College Auditorium on Friday, says an ISPR press release.
Lieutenant General Muhammad Rehan Burney, surgeon general/director general of the Medical Services (Inter Services) of Pakistan Army was chief guest on the occasion. He awarded medals and distinction certificates to the graduates of 28th MBBS & BDS courses. It is worth mentioning here that Army Medical College is an elite medical institute of the country comprising highly qualified teaching faculty. It was established in 1977 and was affiliated with Quaid-i-Azam University.
Army Medical College was recognised by General Medical Council, UK in 1982. Every year nearly 200 cadets of Medical & Dental discipline graduate from this college.
Position-holder students in Germany
Islamabad: The delegation of position-holder students which is on a study tour of Europe on instructions of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has reached Germany.
The students visited John Copping International Business School before leaving for Germany where they were informed about academic activities by Professor Thomas and Professor Robert.
The students also visited Chalmer University Sweden. Dr. Nasir Jamal welcomed the delegation on behalf of the university administration and informed them about Professor Gustav Delian of the university who had won a Nobel Prize in physics. The students also visited microbiology nano-technology and business administration departments of the university.
The students also visited the university library which has 63,000 books and 7,000 research journals and linked with Swedish and Pakistani universities online. The students took keen interest in equipment invented by a former professor of the university at a science exhibition. Later, the delegation left for Germany by train.
Students learn to live their dreams through cartoons
Islamabad: Children were motivated towards social work while giving loose rein to their imagination through visual art in a five-day cartoon workshop, which started on Friday at the City School.
Famous female cartoonist, Nigar Nazar, conducted the workshop in which the students were asked to go into the make belief world and draw themselves to be anyone they wanted to be. "I taught them to create a world of their own and then feel themselves in that desired world," she said while adding that imaginations were one of the most important parts in children's life, which should not be suppressed in any case.
She through her lectures and demonstrations asked children to not only become hero, but a super hero and to fight against various ills of the society. The children who wanted to become doctors were asked to become super doctors, who wanted to become engineer were asked to become super engineers and those, who wanted to become a star were asked to become super stars.
Nigar Nazar has for over 30 years rendered pictorial humour with a down to earth pragmatism. These highly expressive cartoons have provided cheer to gloomy days and attempt to beat the hypocrisy of society. Gogi cartoons have appeared in newspapers, magazines and television around the world. Recently her cartoons have been put on the exterior of seven buses in Pakistan. The children all want to ride the colourful 'Gogi-bus.'
The workshop started with Nigar cartoon where the Gogi (the cartoon character) was drawn flying in her fantasy world. In the colourful fantasy world of Gogi the stars, moon and sun was replaced by big balloons. "The actual purpose of this exercise is to create a sense of patriotism among children, who through the concept of super hero are motivated to fight against the evils and help others,' she said.
On the second day of the workshop, students would be given lessons to draw cartoons and the final piece of every student would be animated at the end of workshop. Moreover, all participating students would draw a mural, which would be presented to some underprivileged school. The news