AIOU announces graduate exams results
Islamabad, March 13: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Controller of Examinations Hafeezullah has announced the results of final exams of graduate programmes /functional courses including BA General, Mass Communication and Dars-e-Nizami, BBA, BCom, BSc Eye Vision, BLIS, BCS, BCS Foundation, French on line, BIT, Diploma in Computer Graphics, ATTC and Elementary Arabic for the Semester Spring 2009.
According to Controller Examinations, result cards are being sent by post to the students at their given addresses and those who do not receive the cards till March 15 are advised to contact their nearest Regional Office or Superintendent (Result) Examinations in the main campus of the University in Islamabad personally or on Phone No 051-9057319 to get the duplicate result card, he added. Daily timesYour Comments
A disappointing experience for NIP internees
Islamabad: A number of internees working under the National Internship Programme (NIP) have complained about the irrelevance of the official works assigned to them to their education, claiming that those tasks could be performed by even a 'naib qasid'.
They also complained of the delay in the payment of their stipends.
As many as 10 internees were inducted into the Ministry of Zakat & Ushr on July 1, 2009, but four of them left their internship after they refused to undertake the duties of a 'naib qasid,' internees informed.
Malik Zeeshan, one of the quitters, said that he joined internship in the Ministry of Zakat & Ushr through NIP with nine other internees but left it, as the high officials there used to assign him the work of a 'naib qasid'. "Moreover, it was a routine practice for them to delay our stipend cheques," he alleged.
Muhammad Bilal, another internee, said that he left the internship because of the same reason and added that four other internees left their internship because of the rude behaviour of the officials.
An internee, who is still working in the ministry, on condition of anonymity, said that the internees working there are still waiting for their stipends for the month of February, adding that they are supposed to run the ministry's media campaign but none of the internees is working on it, as the high officials of this department have assigned them other irrelevant tasks.
A female internee, desiring not to be named, said that officials in the ministry are not giving them a chance to improve their skills, as they are assigning them irrelevant work. "They are even not willing to give us a proper place to sit," she claimed.
Ministry of Zakat & Ushr Secretary Khalid Idrees said that he has no information regarding the payment process of the stipend cheques but assured to investigate the reason behind delay in payments.
Replying to a query regarding assigning irrelevant tasks to the internees, he said, "NIP sent these internees to his ministry without consulting us about the kind of work we do here and which type of internees we need. We are giving them assignments related to the same work that we are doing here and the internees claim of performing duties of a 'naib qasid' is totally wrong and baseless," he added. The news
Pak educational links
Islamabad: The Kyrgyzstan universities want to develop educational links with the universities of Pakistan and in this regard a Kyrgyz delegation will visit Pakistan in October, said Kyrgyzstan Ambassador Bektur Asanov talking to Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Javaid R Laghari at the Commission Secretariat the other day.
The ambassador said Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan should promote and strengthen cultural and social relations by developing stronger links in the field of education. He said Kyrgyzstan desired to learn from Pakistan in the field of engineering, food and agricultural sciences.
He said 225,000 foreign students were pursuing their higher education in Kyrgyzstan.
He said 2,000 Pakistani students were studying in Kyrgyzstan and most of them were pursuing medical degrees. Daily times
IIU book fair
Islamabad: The International Islamic University (IIU) will hold a 4-day 'Book Fair 2010' to celebrate its Silver Jubilee here from March 15 to 18.
The fair would be organised at the Student Activity Centre of the new campus of the university displaying a variety of books on different subjects, said a news release issued here Friday.
NCA student exhibition
Islamabad: Five fresh graduates of the National College of Arts, Rawalpindi Campus, belonging to different backgrounds and working in different mediums, have put up an exhibition of their works titled 'Different Worlds' opening at the Rohtas Art Gallery today (Saturday).
The diverse works put on display by Ayub Wali, Amen Sardar, Fatima Shakeel, Saima Beenish and Silwat Mumtaz showcase their creative sensitivity and emotive experiences regarding their lives and the surrounding environments around in one catalogue.
Ayub Wali's sculpture revolves around the social discrimination and social evils prevalent in our society. Belonging to Northern Areas of Pakistan, he finds these features becoming a common feature of his day-to-day life. As he sees and feels through his creative mind, he finds himself entangled and tries to break free and find an aesthetic escape from the degradation of humanity. His sculpture piece on display is symbolic of his thoughts and shows "human and humanity is going into nothingness, as we start giving importance to the unimportant material things in life". He aims to highlight the hierarchy in our society with the help of his sculptural pieces.
Saima Beenish melds the physical and perceived characteristics in her compositions. "Every work of art that I create provides me with an opportunity to express beauty and desire," said Saima.
She describes her entire body of work as an example of how a traditional technique of miniature painting can be incorporated into a contemporary imagery. Even traditional patterns have been modified into experience related to the present time.
Saima was a portrait painter and used to paint upon the desire of her subjects. Now she turns to explore and create her own desires through mix media installations, which she blends with miniature painting while expressing the same level of sensitivity.
Saima says that she enjoys going beyond merely capturing the faithful likeness, that is why unlike a photographer she has availed herself an opportunity to express her own perception of working from live or from photo, getting the liberty to play with the composition, surface, texture and also creating a 3rd dimensional imagery. Each element in her work is in perfect harmony with the overall composition, creating a link with the portraiture.
For Silwat Mumtaz, living is an art - like everything else - and she thinks she does it exceptionally well. She finds harmony with nature as her basic existence and the main focus of her life.
Taking life as a continuity of struggles and efforts, she feels nothing stood before her as obstacles. It is this undisrupted continuity of cause and effect, which is symbolised in Silwat's work, a manifestation in it, of the rhythm that is her essence.
Amen Sardar's fascination with poetry and petals helps her create her imageries about relationships and associations. He works titled 'Whispering Petals' describe two sides of the same image. Through four works put on display, Amen has tried to decipher the whispering messages, which come from a simple petal or a garland, describing two different and diverse faces of life.
Fatima Shakeel is intrigued by the surface of 'Wasli' that urged her to explore and experiment to add an element of challenge in her work. While exploring 'Wasli,' Fatima has interacted with various mediums and blended them with miniature painting. Her passion for ceramics and printmaking is evident in her works.
Fatima seems to be hooked on to 'circles' as her basic protective shield and says "from the very inception of my creative ideas, I have been using 'circles' in my compositions as a circle for me is one stretched line I draw around myself, inside which I feel surrounded and secure".
This concept has added another experience when she finds her work becoming interactive with a childhood memory of a kaleidoscope, which she combines with her work, thus creating a new dimension.
The ever-changing patterns inside it, compels her to look through it for hours to find answers she is looking for. Her works has a mirroring effect of how distances come in a relationship and how it adversely affects the connection of a bond.
The exhibition would continue at the Rohtas Art Gallery (House no. 57-B, Street 26, F-6/2) till March 17.
Sports day organised
Rawalpindi: The Foundation School, Satellite Town, organised a Sports Day here on Friday, says a press release. The students of Kindergarten classes participated in a PT show, a cycle race and a ballerina race.
The enthusiasm of students was matched by the deep sense of pride so visible on the faces of the parents as they keenly watched the young performers making a resolute effort to impress the audience and teachers alike.
It was also an important day for the teachers who had painstakingly prepared the students to demonstrate their best selves. In the end, Principal Madiha Imran commended the talent and confidence of the tiny tots during the display. The news
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