FDE schools, colleges Class 1 admission
Class 1 admission started
Islamabad, March 15: The Federal
Directorate of Education (FDE) has said forms for admission to class one in all
the model colleges, including the re-designated Islamabad model schools, for
session 2011-12 will be issued from March 15.
The admission forms available in all schools and colleges can be submitted
from March 18 to April 2.
The placement test will be conducted in all the institutes on April 6 while
the list of successful candidates will be displayed on April 12. Classes will
commence from April 18.
The children of parents living in Islamabad and of federal government
employees residing in Rawalpindi are eligible to apply for the admissions.
The age limit for the admissions is minimum five years and maximum six years
on March 31 with 90 days relaxation in lower and upper age limits.
To ensure uniformity in education system in Islamabad capital territory, the
re-designated model schools/colleges have been declared as English medium on the
directives of Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani. app
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Recruitment of teachers delayed again
students of government high schools as well as municipal academic institutions
would continue to suffer in the board examinations because of shortage of
teachers of different subjects.
The process for filling the vacant posts
has been delayed for a couple of months. Sources said here on Monday
that the process of filling the vacant posts of teachers in the Punjab
government and municipal schools of the Rawalpindi district was to start this
month. However it has been delayed till the end of April or May on the orders of
the Punjab government. The problem of shortage of teachers occurred some two
years ago and since then the provincial government and the education department
have failed to fill the posts, sources added. There is still a shortage of 1,000
teachers of different subjects in these schools affecting the studies of the
Executive Director (Education) Qazi Zahoor ul Haq confirmed
that the process of filling the posts of teachers would now begin at the end of
April or some time in May as per decision of the Punjab government. He also did
not refute that the process of filling the posts is being delayed for the last
18 months only due to financial constraints. Though the total number posts is
not being filled, however, on the orders of the provincial government, the
education directorate is recruiting about 73 science teachers in different
schools and applications in this regard have already been invited, he said.
The induction of teachers would be made purely on merit, which also goes
in the interest of students, he said. The recruitment of teachers should be made
on merit instead of any political intervention as those inducted on political
basis affect the studies of the students.
The standard of education in
government schools could not be improved till induction of teachers on merit, he
said. He added that fees being charged from students is meagre - Rs20 in English
medium and Rs1 in Urdu medium government schools. It should be enhanced to at
least Rs100 per student in English medium schools and Rs50 for Urdu medium
schools. "This would help us in meeting the expenditures, including renovation,
repair of school buildings and furniture.
Though the government
allocates over Rs400 million for renovation, repair and upgradation of schools,
however, this amount is not enough to meet the demands. It is all happening due
to financial constraints, Qazi Zahoor stated.
When asked why students
studying in government high schools have never secured top positions in the
board examinations, the EDO said that good students prefer to study in private
institutions while those having no other option join government schools, thus
failing to come up to the mark. This system needs to be improved for making the
standard of education better in government schools, he added.
that out of the total government schools in the Rawalpindi district, 60 per cent
have been converted into English medium while the remaining would also be
converted by the end of the current year. In all, over 35,000 students are
enrolled in government and municipal schools in the Rawalpindi district in more
than 2,307 institutions.
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Improper appointments at KUST alleged
Peshawar: The management of Kohat University for Science and Technology has been accused of gross violation
in appointments against various administrative and other positions. Some of the
officials have been reappointed after reaching the age of superannuation against
the Supreme Court verdict, sources said.
The registrar of the
university Tariq Saleem Qasuria has been reappointed on contract twice after his
retirement in August last year, the sources said. "The registrar was given
six-month extension after his retirement, which expired in February last. He is
still holding the office in violation of the Supreme Court verdict about
reappointment of the retired officials," an official at the university said
while requesting not to be named.
The university also set a new tradition
by appointing Dr Taslim Hussain as associate professor in 2008 without following
any procedure, the sources said, adding that he had been hired despite not
fulfilling the criteria for the position.
Appointed as associate
profession in violation of all rules and regulations, Taslim Hussain was
promoted as full professor in December last without having 10-year post PhD
experience, which is a pre-requisite for the position, the sources
The position of station manager of the university's radio had not
been advertised and Kamran Khattak, close relative of a senior leader of the
ruling Awami National Party, was appointed against it, the sources said.
The sources also revealed that Asia Bokhari had been serving as deputy
director quality enhancement cell despite the fact that the selection board of
the university rejected her twice in 2007 and 2010.
None of the high-ups
of the university could be reached on all their available contact numbers for
comments. Vice-chancellor of the university Prof Dr Nasir Jamal was not present
in his office, while nobody was receiving phone call at his contact numbers in
Peshawar. The registrar was out of his office and his cell phone was not
responding. An official at the registrar's office suggested calling another
official at the library section, but he too was not available.
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Students thrash professor for obscene calls
Rahimyar Khan: Students beat up a professor for allegedly making obscene calls to a female student of
Government Khawaja Fareed Postgraduate College here on Monday.
Akhtar Shaheen, a professor of Urdu Department, tried to develop relations with
an MA student who repeatedly asked him not to disturb her. On the day of the
incident, the professor made derogatory remarks against the entire students who
strongly protested against the remarks. In the meanwhile, a female student
informed her colleagues about the obscene calls the professor had made to her.
She presented the recorded calls to her colleagues who started beating the
professor with kicks and shoes after locking the door of the classroom.
When Urdu Department Head Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed Azmi listened to the hue
and cry, he rushed to the classroom. One of the students informed Azmi about the
matter, but he rebuked the student who started beating Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed
Azmi. The news
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