KU announces BSc Annual Exam result
Karachi, June 21: Girls bagged all the top three positions in the BSc (Pass) Annual Examination 2010 of the University of Karachi (KU). KU announced the result of BSc (Pass) Part II/both parts on Monday. Sadaf Nazir of DJ Sindh Govt Science College stood first by securing 1,242 marks out of the maximum 1,600. Mishal Maria of DHA Degree College for Women with 1,233 marks remained second. The third position went to Jaweria of the DJ Sindh Govt Science College with 1,224 marks. According to statistics, a total of 3,277 candidates appeared in the examination and the pass percentage was 30.66. A KU statement said that the marks certificates would be issued in due course of time. app
Students protest against BCom paper
Lahore: A number of students, taking out a rally at the Punjab University (PU), on Monday strongly protested against the alleged out-of-syllabus question paper of BCom, Part-II (Business Law).
The rally, organised by the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT), started at PU New Campus and culminated at the vice-chancellor's house where the protestors also chanted slogans.
The students alleged that the paper held on June 17, 2011 was out of syllabus owing to which they could not attempt it properly. The students also went out of the campus and blocked the road outside PU New Campus Gate No 2 for quite some time. However, PU controller of Examinations Prof Dr Liaqat said the question paper was not out of syllabus and some students who could not attempt it properly were behind the Monday's protest.
Lahore: Punjab University on Monday announced the results of various examinations. The exams include BS Computer Science, First Year, Second Year and Third Year, 2nd Annual Exam 2009 and 1st Annual Exam 2010 and LLM, Final, Annual Exam 2010 and Annual Exam 2011. The news
BISE online facility shuts down, school authorities aghast
Lahore: The online admission facility provided by the Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) was shut down before due date, consequently creating problems for owners and principals of different schools who were yet to register students for class 9 annual examinations.
The school owners claimed that the board officials, instead of shutting down the facility after the passage of the last date, closed the online registration during the day hours on the last day of submission.
The last date of submission for online applications was May 31, which was later extended to June 8, however, the candidates and school owners had time to provide the hard copies of candidates' documents till June 15.
The website was to close at 12am on June 9 but it was shut down on the evening of June 8. A large number of school owners failed to submit the application of students owing to unannounced load shedding and early closure of website. A school owner, seeking anonymity said that he had to submit the application of more than 500 students of his school. He said that due to unannounced load shedding, he was unable to submit the applications on time.
"I had to complete the registration of my school students till the evening of June 8, however, I was unable to do so due to the nonstop load shedding that day," he said. The owner said that due to the load shedding in his area, he went to a relative's house, living in some other area, to complete the submission process. "However, upon opening the website, I was shocked to find out that the facility had been shut down," he said, adding, "I approached the board officials the very next day but they clearly denied that the website was closed on the evening of June 8."
Separately, another school principal said that he sent the hard copies of documents through courier on June 14, but the board officials rejected the courier. He said that despite having knowledge about the electricity problems, the officials are not ready to compromise and refuse to listen to the problems being faced by school owners, which is completely "unfair".
He also said that the BISE website remains busy and the server of the website was almost always unreachable. He added, "Whenever I tried to contact the IT Incharge of Lahore Board, Majid Naeem, he refused to talk properly and did not listen to my problem."
The board officials on other hand, denied all the allegations, saying that the school owners were themselves to blame since owing to their laziness, they failed to submit the applications before the due date.
BISE Secretary Mushtaq Ahmad Tahir said, "It is the fault of the school owners who were unable to submit the applications before due date." However, he added, people who were unable to submit applications can apply again when the facility is reopened from July 1 to July 9.
When asked about the unavailability of IT Incharge, Majid Naeem, he said that Naeem was a BISE consultant and answering to people's queries was not his job. "If anybody has problems or any questions, he/she should contact me, not Majid Naeem," he said. Daily times
Of those who make it to GCU hall of fame
Lahore: The Government College University this past week celebrated the extraordinary performances of its 26 best debaters, singers and instrumentalists in the national competitions during the academic year 2010-11.
At a ceremony at university's Syndicate Committee Room hosted by Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Ikramul Haq, GCU Debating Society Adviser (English) Siddique Awan said the Society had performed exceptionally well this year and was all set to break its own record of winning 148 oratory awards in one academic year.
Although the declamation had historically been GCU's strong point, he said, the debating society in recent years had made its mark in extemporary public speaking.
GCU Nazir Ahmad Music Society (NAMS) in-charge Tariq Farani said music was a purist form of art and the most essential part of all the cultures on this earth. Its expression by human beings and by instruments had been continued since the dawn of human evolution, he said.
"The NAMS has been playing its role in honing the capabilities of students and helping them become a little bit professional in the field of music along with their academics," said Mr Farani.
Stating that the Society had secured top positions in all the music competitions, Mr Farani said the NAMS clean swept the All-Pakistan Music Conference with overall six distinctions and lifted the prestigious Syed Wajid Ali Trophy. It also lifted the team trophy for the sixth consecutive year at the 10th All-Pakistan Music Festival held at Chand Bagh School, beating the singers from 72 top educational institutions in the country.
Congratulating students on their great performances in the national competitions, VC Prof Haq said the co-curricular activities especially debates played a vital role in grooming of students. He said such debates taught students how to disagree with others while paying respect to their faiths and ideas.
He said the GCU had always promoted the culture of tolerance and intellect through debates, seminars and publications. Being the bastion of liberal education in Pakistan, he said, the GCU had nurtured some of the most prominent luminaries of the world.
Meanwhile, the GCU Debating Society also honoured the late Mohib Raza, one of the most promising orators of GCU who was murdered last week during a private visit to a tourist resort in Northern Areas.
At the condolence reference attended by a large number of Old Ravians, GCU Debating Society Adviser (Urdu) Dr Haroon Qadir said Mohib Raza had won more than 30 prestigious oratory awards during his three-year stint at GCU.
The GCU Debating Society also passed a resolution, requesting the committee concerned to award the GCU Roll of Honour to the late Mohib Raza posthumously as he had qualified for it by winning laurels for the university at the national debating events.
The reference meeting also proposed to name after Mohib Raza the prestigious trophy of the GCU Annual Safdar Meer Punjabi Takra. Dawn
Rs 250m soft loans for PEF schools
Lahore: The Bank of Punjab has allocated Rs 250 million for the distribution of soft loans among the eligible schools partnered with the Punjab Education Foundation under its Foundation Assisted Schools (FAS) and New School Programme (NSP).
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in this regard between The Bank of Punjab (BoP) and the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) at BoP Tower on Monday. Besides BoP President Naeemuddin Khan and PEF Chairman Raja Muhammad Anwar who signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organisations, the ceremony was also attended by MD PEF Ms Ambreen Raza, DMD (F) Salman Anwar Malik and BoP Chief Manager Tariq Aziz.
Maximum amount of loan will be up to monthly instalment of schools with cap of Rs 500,000. This soft loan, which will have no processing fee, will be available to about 2,000 FAS and NSP partner schools of the PEF.
The Punjab Education Foundation will act as a guarantor of this loan which will be utilised to improve the schools' infrastructures. According to terms of loan, it will have repayment period from one year to three years. Raja Anwar expressed the hope that the initiative would benefit the partner schools, and students would be the ultimate beneficiaries. The news