Students still without their roll number slips
Rawalpindi, Mar 04: A large number of students appearing in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Annual Examination 2011 are without their roll number slips despite the fact that their papers are scheduled to start tomorrow.
Worried students are knocking all doors to get resolved their problems for appearing in the SSC examination being held under the Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education. A large number of students and their parents approached the board office to get their roll number slips, while many received slips with errors.
Parents said that the new online system has created problems for students. Earlier, students faced problems in submitting their registration forms and now they were facing the problem of roll number slips. "The concerned authorities should take action against the board administration," they said.
Zaman Shah, a father, said that his son has received his roll number slip with an error. "I contacted the board office for removal of the error. Thousands of students are facing problems because of the negligence of the board officials," he said. "The use of technology is good and the introduction of online system is a good effort by the board, but first of all they should give proper training to their staff members so that they can perform their work well," he added.
When contacted the official spokesman of the board, Arsalan Cheema, he said that all record has been computerised. Students are facing problems because they do not know how to download their roll number slips. He said those students, who do not have the internet facility, could collect their roll number slips from schools in their areas, he added.Your Comments
Matriculation examinations : Students decry mismanagement
Okara: Candidates and their parents have decried mismanagement in distribution of roll number slips for matriculation examinations and allotment of centres some 10-20km from their houses.
About 20,000 students of 120 boys and girls schools will appear in the examinations under the aegis of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Lahore, starting from March 5.
Talking to newsmen, the students said that they were astounded to see that their centres are 10-20km from their residences. The candidates said that it would be impossible for them to reach the centres in time. They said that they had been asked to reach their respective centres today (March 4) to undergo particular training for writing their roll numbers on answer sheets.
The BISE officials had issued instructions that if any student wrote a wrong roll number, he would be fined heavily, punished, or would have to bear both for his fault, they added. The candidates and parents have demanded Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif, the provincial education minister and the education secretary to make the procedure easier for them. When contacted, the school headmasters termed the mismanagement in the distribution of roll number slips and allotment of examination centres a computer fault.
Missionary schools to remain closed for 3 days
Rawalpindi: All missionary academic institutions in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad were closed down for three days after the assassination of federal minister for minorities affairs Shahbaz Bhatti.
The missionary educational institutions would reopen on Monday. Annual examinations up to primary level are underway in all missionary schools. The examinations of primary classes would restart on Monday and the schedule of written papers would also change due to three closed days. The school managements would inform parents about rescheduling of oral examinations on Monday. The Christian community offered collective prayers in all Catholic and Protestant churches for the departed soul of Shahbaz Bhatti.
IIU 'should be affiliated with Al-Azhar University'
Islamabad: Pakistan and Egypt should make efforts to make International Islamic University Islamabad (IIU) a branch of the globally recognised Al-Azhar University. These views were expressed during a meeting between Ahmad Abdul Azeem, a diplomat of the Embassy of Arab Republic of Egypt in Pakistan, and Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad, president of the IIU. During the meeting, they exchanged views on promotion of higher education in the two brotherly countries. The Egyptian diplomat said although Egypt was passing through a crucial time, but it would continue to fulfil its obligations with regard to the IIU.
NUST inks MoU with Ogra
Islamabad: A memorandum of understanding was signed between the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) and the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) as part of its corporate industrial linkages here on Thursday.
Ogra Chairman Tauqir Sadiq along with NUST Rector Engineer Mohammad Asghar were present on the occasion. The purpose of the MoU is to highlight relevant research areas and prepare training programmes to equip the future leadership cadre of Pakistan to be able to deal with the emerging issues of the oil and gas sector.
Accordingly NUST would arrange customised management/technical training programmes for capacity building of Ogra's officers.
Academics advised to work with missionary zeal
Rawalpindi: Annual literary competitions were organised under the auspices of Jang Sports Wing, Jinnah Institute and Rawalpindi College of Commerce Siddiqui Chowk at the Rawalpindi Arts Council on Thursday.
According to a press release, renowned comic poet Anwar Masood was the chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, he said that he feels great comfort being with the students, as he spent whole of his life in teaching. He advised the teachers to teach students with a missionary zeal. He said the Punjabi is a language that was adopted by Hazrat Sultan Bahoo, Mian Mohammad Bakhsh and Waris Shah to spread the message of peace and love.
While addressing the students, Jinnah Institute and Rawalpindi College of Commerce Chief Executive Pirzada Rahat Quddusi said that thousands of students of both the institutes are rendering services in the leading organisations of the country and abroad. He said besides imparting formal education, the two institutes also play a great part in character building of the students.
"The two colleges have been claiming positions in the board and university examinations since long. It is our long tradition to conduct literary and other moral building competitions every year," Quddusi said.
Later, a prize distribution ceremony was held to award outstanding students. Hafiz Zeeshan was awarded gold, Syed Hamza got silver and Iftikhar claimed bronze in Husn-e-Qirat competition.
Shakir stood first, Ramiz second and Iftikhar clinched third position in the Husn-e-Naat category. Mohammad Akash claimed gold, Asim Sultan silver and Malik Sikandar bronze in Urdu debate, while Hasnain Abbas, Waqar Ahmad and Mohammad Saqib secured top three positions, respectively, in the Punjabi debate.
Creative works by Fatimians put on display
Rawalpindi: Students of the Bachelors of Computer Arts at Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) organised an exhibition titled 'Semester End Show 2011' here on Thursday.
FJWU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Saeeda Asadullah Khan was the chief guest on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the vice chancellor said that efforts made by students are remarkable and their work is worth watching. She appreciated the efforts of the BCA faculty, with a special mention to Fareena Iqbal, in-charge of the Computer Arts Department, in making the event a success.
The exhibition featured more than 200 art objects in photography, computer graphics, oil paintings, visual arts, calligraphy, textile, video installation with performance, documentary production, desktop publishing and printing, campaign development and graphic designing, providing an opportunity to young and aspiring artists to exhibit their immense talent.
The highlight of the show was the work done in the field of oil painting, visual arts and textile. The students designed cushions, tablecloths, napkins, tissue boxes, bedsheets, rugs, wall-hangings, shawls, dresses, shoes and mobile phone covers in a fabulous and innovative manner. The news