BISE declares SSC result
Mingora, June 14: Aneel Kumar clinched first position in the 2011 annual examination of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) as the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Swat district declared the results on Monday.
Announcing the results of the top 20 position-holders, chairman of the board, Iqbal Khan, declared that Aneel Kumar stood first by securing 971 marks. He said Liaquat Ali obtained 965 marks and grabbed second position while Syed Fazlullah secured 957 marks and clinched third position.
He said around 21,562 candidates including girls had appeared in matriculation examination and 16,130 were declared successful with a pass percentage of 75. He added that some 25,771 boys and girls had appeared in the 9th grade examination and 13,140 passed. The pass percentage stood at 51. The official awarded Rs50,000 cash prize to the first position-holder, Rs45,000 to the second and Rs40,000 to the third position holder in the board.
The top three positions were clinched by the students of private schools including Swat Public School and College located in Mingora, Al-Razi Public School and Hira School situated in Baidarra. Among the girl students, candidates from the Government Higher Secondary School Saidu Sharif gave best results as Shumaila Alam got 841 marks, Sakhiya Alam 829 and Sidra Karim 815.Your Comments
Educationist passes away
Wana: A senior educationist Mohammad Arif passed away in Islamabad on Monday after protracted illness. He was 75. The deceased was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard in Gara Mutho village. A larger number of relatives, notables, friends and well wishers attended the last funeral rites of the deceased. Qul for the deceased will be held at his residence in Gara Mutho today (Tuesday). He was father of Alauddin Barki, a grade-20 officer, and Jalaluddin Barki. The news
Leg-pulling thriving in PU: VC
Lahore: Leg-pulling is not only prevailing in the Punjab University, but is also thriving, said Vice-Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran on Monday.
"Many [PU] teachers have been performing administrative duties. There are some definite rules to run an institute. Some institutions took too much time to respond to a letter whereas others responded quickly. [Some] people have been struggling hard to stop others' cases by resorting to leg-pulling," Dr Kamran told an informative seminar on the topic "Organizational Intelligence."
Held at the Al-Raaz Hall of the University's Centre for Undergraduate Studies, the seminar was also attended by Registrar Prof Dr Muhammad Akhtar, heads of various teaching departments and administrative officials.
Giving detailed information on the topic, Aqeela Rahman said it was always the major responsibility of a high-level administration to run the affairs in a disciplined manner. "They have to focus whether mental and physical energies are being utilized fully to achieve the mission of that organization."
She said those on the top level should communicate with each other, give lower cadres the authority to think, make organizational structures systematic and understandable, and rules and procedures should be clear.
Director Planning & Development Tariq Majeed Qureshi also addressed the seminar.
35 laptops for professors: Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran distributed 35 laptops among the senior professors, associate professors and assistant professors at a ceremony in his office on Monday. On the occasion, the VC said: "Educational standard of a university depended on its faculty and on how skillfully they carry out research."
He said high educational level of teachers would automatically raise the educational standard of students.
He said the provision of laptop would enhance research productivity of teachers. The Vice-Chancellor said he himself had been able to write a book every year during his period of vice-chancellorship. The nation
'VCs appointment in light of court guidelines'
Lahore: The Punjab government on Monday told the Lahore High Court that appointments of vice-chancellors for six public sector universities of the province were being made according to law and in the light of guidelines described by superior courts in several judgments.
An additional advocate general, Muhammad Hanif Khatana, said this while defending position of the provincial government in petitions challenging appointment of the VCs and composition of the "search committee".
The law officer said that the search committee had short-listed 89 out of 235 candidates/applicants qualifying the set criteria. He said the Punjab government search committee had strictly followed guidelines set by the Supreme Court and the Lahore High Court in many judgments. He also provided the court copies of these judgments.
Justice Nasir Saeed Sheikh asked the law officer as to why the government had failed to submit the credentials of search committee members as the petitioners had questioned their qualification/eligibility.
Khatana said the academic profile of the members was not available with the education department and the Higher Education Commission.
At this, Justice Sheikh remarked that all the members of the search committee, including Sartaj Aziz and Syed Babar Ali, were well known personalities and everybody could find their profile on internet.
Punjab creates 35 posts for Seraiki lecturers
Lahore: In a major policy decision, the Punjab government has created 35 posts of lectures in the subject of Saraiki in three divisions of south Punjab, it is learnt.
The subject will be introduced at Higher Secondary School (Intermediate) level from the next academic session and initially 35 colleges of three divisions, namely Multan, Bahawalpur and Dera Ghazi Khan, will offer the new subject.
Sources privy to the development said the subject of Saraiki was earlier offered at graduation level only and that too in only two colleges of Multan districts while at the post-graduation level, it was being offered at the Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Multan, and the Islamia University, Bahawalpur (IUB), etc.
They said the move was aimed at addressing grievances of southern belt of Punjab where the demand for a separate province was becoming intense with the passage of time. The demand for a separate province was also highlighted by many parliamentarians in the Punjab Assembly recently. The news
GCU VC honours 26 best orators, singers
Lahore: Government College University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Ikramul Haq Monday honoured the 26 best debaters, singers and instrumentalists of the university for their extraordinary performances in the national competitions during the academic year 2010-11.
The VC hosted a special reception in honour of these orators and singers at the GCU Syndicate Committee Room which was also attended by Debating Society Adviser Prof Siddique Awan, Nazir Ahmed, Music Society Incharge Tariq Suleman Farani and Director Sports Khadim Ali Khan.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Siddique Awan said that the GCU Debating 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. He said that although declamation had historically been GCU's strong point, in recent years, the Debating Society has made its mark in extemporary public speaking.
GCU Music Society Incharge Tariq Farani said music was a purist form of art. Moreover, it is the most essential part of all the cultures on this earth. He said that GCU NAMS had been playing its role to polish these students and make them little bit professional in this field of music along with their academics. He proudly told the VC that GCU Nazir Ahmed Musical Society (NAMS) had secured top positions in all the music competitions.
Farani said that the GCU NAMS clean swept the All Pakistan Music Conference with overall six distinctions and lifted the prestigious Syed Wajid Ali Trophy. He said that NAMS had also lifted the team trophy for the sixth consecutive year at the 10th All Pakistan Music Festival held at the Chand Bagh School beating the singers from the 72 prime educational intuitions of Pakistan.
Talking to the students, Prof Ikramul Haq congratulated the students on their extraordinary performances in the national competitions. He said that the co-curricular activities especially debates play pivotal role in grooming the students. He said such debates taught students how to disagree with others while paying respect to their faiths and ideas.
GCU always promoted the culture of tolerance and intellect through debates, seminars and publications. Being the bastion of liberal education in Pakistan, GCU has nurtured some of the most prominent luminaries of the world, he added.
Mismanagement at AIOU centres vexes students
Khanewal: The Allama Iqbal Open University administration continued its tradition of poor arrangements in MA/M.ED examination centres during the ongoing sessions like previous ones.
The students of the AIOU and their parents/guardians demanded that AIOU Vice-Chancellor Dr Nazir Ahmed Sangi and Deputy Director Multan Qaiser Abbas Kazmi should take notice of poor arrangements in the examination centres made in Government MC high School Khanewal and Government Model High School.
They alleged that the AIOU was not facilitating the students during examinations nor providing cool potable water in the hot weather when temperature is 45 degree Celsius. They added that the university administration had not made substituted arrangements of electricity during loadshedding hours in the examination centres. They also complained against inappropriate sitting arrangements there, adding that extra answering sheets were not being provided by the exam superintendents, thereby creating problems for the students regarding paper attemptation as they cannot answer to all the five questions. They also said that papers start late and also end late as well.
Against the mismanagement, they urged the VC to take strict disciplinary action against the examination department of the AIOU to avoid repletion of such dereliction.
4 new medical colleges soon
Lahore: Provincial Minister for Labour Haji Ehsaan-ud-Din Qureshi has said that four new medical colleges would be opened up in the province in health sector whereas two medical colleges each at Lahore and Faisalabad would be launched by the labour department. He said that in order to provide specialised treatment/diagnostic facilities near to the workplace of labourers, the Labour Department has established satellite clinics.
He said that government was implementing a comprehensive programme for providing modern educational as well as state-of-the-art healthcare facilities to the labourers and workers' children. He said that Daanish School programme of the Punjab Chief Minister will not only help in this direction but will also open up new avenues of progress and development. He said that setting up of computer labs in thousands of schools, establishment of centers of excellence, provision of missing facilities in 10 thousand schools besides a number of steps have been taken for this purpose.
He said that all government schools would be given the status of English medium schools in 2011 while Punjab government is also lunching a vigorous campaign for primary enrolment this year. The nation