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AIOU practical exams from 26th
Islamabad, June 21: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) would hold F.Sc practical exams for the Autumn, 2013 semester from June 26.

AIOU Controller of Examinations Dr. Hamid Khan Niazi said that F.Sc practical exams will be held at Exam Centre no. 145 (Govt. College of Science, Wahdat Road, Lahore), Exam Centre no. 199 (Govt. Islamia College, Sargodha Road, Faisalabad) and Exam Centre no. 185 (Block no.4, AIOU Lab, Islamabad) from June 26 and would be continued till July 11.

The students have been divided into groups, practical exams of the first group is schedule to take place from 0900 to 1200 hours while timing of the practical exams for the second group has scheduled from 1400 to 1700 hours.

The controller of exams said that roll number slips have been issued to the enrolled students. For further information, the students can contact the Deputy Controller of Exams, Abid Hussain Satti on his telephone no. 051-9250051, 051-9057648. The news

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AIOU to establish first Chinese Language Centre
Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) is all set to establish its first "Chinese Language Centre" in coordination with the University of China."The AIOU has taken some new initiatives to develop its interaction with the Chinese universities to share each others experience and expertise in providing quality and skilled-based education to their people and the establishment of this centre is first step in this regard," said the AIOU Vice Chancellor Ali Asghar Chishti while talking to media personnel on Thursday. Giving details of his recent four-day visit to China, Chishti termed it highly fruitful, during which he inked down two memorandums of understandings (MoUs) with the Open University of China and Open University of Yunnan.

The AIOU VC stated that the MoUs include the establishment of Chinese Language centre and coordination in the printing press section. Chishti said, "The Chinese government and the people are enthusiastic and inclined to develop students and faculty-to-faculty levels contacts with Pakistan for mutual benefits." The cooperation between the two sides would cover joint research activities, joint teaching, the development of new degrees and training programmes.

Under the MoU, the two sides would also exchange their staff and graduate students for further development of their research and management system, he added.Referring to his meetings with the Chinese educationists, he said that they highly praised the Pakistani people for their achievements in the education sector and their excellence in various academic pursuits. "They wished that the faculty members of the two universities work together for promoting science education through distance learning system," he added.

To a question regarding the establishment of Urdu Language Centre in China, the Vice Chancellor said that they were pondering to establish such centre in China as the Chinese people love Urdu language as we love the Chinese language.Chishti informed the media that currently some 9,500 Pakistani students are studying in China while 850 Chinese students are also getting education in different universities and educational institutions of Pakistan as well. He maintained that there is a dire need to get the attention of the Chinese authorities to raise the number of Pakistani students in China as smaller countries have bigger number of students studying in China.

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AIOU reschedules exams
Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has rescheduled its exams which would be held today (Saturday) and June 28 at the examination centre No 74 and 75, Karachi. These exams were earlier scheduled to take place in Karachi on June 3 and 4 which were postponed due to unavoidable circumstances. AIOU controller exams Hamid Khan Niazi has said that the centres and timing of these exams would remain unchanged, however revised roll number slips have been sent by post to all the concerned students. Daily times

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AIOU to introduce PhD degree in mass communication
ISLAMABAD: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) would introduce its PhD degree in mass communication from the upcoming Semester, Autumn 2014. A PhD degree in shariah would also be offered from the same semester, besides PhD in Islamic studies, chemistry, and Pakistani languages, this information was given to the cross-section of the people who visited the AIOU's stall set-up at an education expo at the Pak-China Centre. Hundreds of students and other section of the people thronged the stall and shown keen interest in the upcoming academic programmes of the university. Admissions Director Ziau Hasnain briefed them about the various academic activities and the university's achievements in the education sector in the recent years.

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Three major varsities working without VCs
Islamabad: Three government universities of the capital are working without vice chancellors for a long time. According to reports, International Islamic University former rector Fateh Muhammad Malik left the seat on May 12 after which the additional charge of the rector was given to Quaid-e-Azam University Vice Chancellor Masoom Yaseen Zai. In January 2014, the four year contract of the Quaid-e-Azam University vice chancellor finished due to which he had to leave the seat of the rector because his contract was not extended, however he has been directed to continue as the rector and the International Islamic University is still working without a permanent rector while Aitzaz is working as an acting VC of Quaid-e-Azam University. Same is the situation of the AIOU because after the retirement of former vice chancellor, extra charge of VC was given to Ali Asgher Chishti.Daily times

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HEC plans to place 60 Chinese teachers in Pakistani universities
Islamabad: Higher Education Commission (HEC) plans to place 60 teachers from China to teach Chinese language in Pakistani universities. Prospects of this collaboration between Pakistani and Chinese governments were discussed in a meeting held between Cultural Counsellor, Embassy of China, Zhang Yingbao, and Chairperson, Higher Education Commission Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed at HEC Secretariat on Tuesday.

The two dignitaries also discussed to train 140 Pakistani teachers in China. In this regard, a group of 60 teachers from China is likely to visit Pakistan and 140 Pakistani teachers will visit China.

It was decided that the Chinese Government would select Chinese teachers who will be placed by HEC in different universities of Pakistan to teach Chinese language whereas HEC would select 140 Pakistani teachers who will be trained in China. A formal MoU signing ceremony will be held in HEC after finalising details of the programme.

This initiative is the follow up of a meeting between President Mamnoon Hussain with President of Peoples Republic of China Xi Jinping in February this year. The step will help strengthen educational collaboration strategic and economic cooperation between the two countries as common languages play an integral part in bringing people together. The news

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RBISE bans by-hand submission of result cards to IBCC
Rawalpindi: The Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) has imposed ban on sending result cards and certificates to the Inter Board Committee Chairman (IBCC) for verification by hand through the candidates. In this regard, the forms related to the verification of the result cards of matric and intermediate would not be issued to the candidates. The RBISE itself would send the matric and intermediate result cards and certificates to the IBCC for verification. The RBISE sources said the board's members in a meeting have decided unanimously with reference to letter from the IBCC that the forms in connection with the verification of result cards from the IBCC would not be sent by hand through the candidates and only the RBISE authorities would send the certificates and result cards to the IBCC.

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Special summer classes in Rawalpindi colleges
Rawalpindi: On the directives Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, special classes would be arranged during the summer vacation in all the colleges of the city and other districts. Following the directions of the CM, all major colleges of the city and other major colleges of the region have been directed to start free of cost morning classes of career planning, including life savings, first aid, English language, and IT courses. Director Colleges Humayun Iqbal said that proper steps have been started to begin classes for adults as well as the students to provide them quality education. Daily times

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