Sale of BISE exam's question papers

BI&SE officials selling question papers
Lahore, Mar 14: Provincial Education Department has marked out a scam regarding sale of question papers by the officials of examination branch of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education to dozens of private educational institutes of the City, sources informed TheNation.

The education department informed the Punjab Chief Minister and National Accountability Bureau regarding malpractice on the part of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education officials through a draft recommending necessary legal action against the officials, involved in such unlawful practice, the sources added.

They said the CM, after reading the draft, directed the authorities concerned to probe into the matter and take strict action against the officials as well as the educational institutes involved in this scam.

The sources further informed this scribe that the education department probed the matter on a tip of some honest employees of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education and find out that administrations of some private educational institutes allegedly were bribing the above said officials for getting question papers of secondary and intermediate classes just for the sake of good will of their institutes for earning fame in their concerned areas by achieving 100 per cent results in the annual examinations.

During the investigation, the education department found that such officials were doing the same practice on the pay role of hundreds of private schools and academies, whether affiliated with BI&SE or not, they said adding that the private institutes were offering these officials amount equal to their annual salary, which they were drawing from the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education.

They further said the department also mentioned names of some reputed private institutes of the City in the draft, sent to the CM and National Accountability Bureau with disclosing names of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education officials. "These officials are minting millions of rupees and have become overnight rich so legal action against such officials as well as the owners of private institutes is inevitable", the draft revealed.

"Such private educational institutions are showing extraordinary performance in the matriculation and intermediate examinations allegedly in connivance with the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education officials from a couple of years by holding top positions as compare to the government schools, which in fact is main objective of such private institutes instead of focussing quality education so that they could produce skilled and capable manpower for the country which could serve the nation with their skills and knowledge", they added.

Moreover, such private institutes not only were damaging the image of quality private and government institutes but also were exploiting the deserving and capable students by grabbing positions in the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education examinations, they commented.

The education department further remarked in the summery that such private institutes were playing havoc with the future of the students just for the sack of money, they concluded.

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Students shine at fine arts competition
Lahore: Students of Govt Ayesha Degree College, Ravi Road got prominent positions in a fine arts competition held at Govt Fatima Jinnah College for Women, Chuna Mandi here the other day.

Ayesha Ijaz, Kiran Zulfiqar got 2nd and 4th positions respectively in Oil Paintings category while Beenish Majeed secured second position in Fresh Flower category. The nation

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Agri Varsity's golden jubilee
Faisalabad: The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) will start its weeklong golden jubilee celebrations on Sunday.

The university has set up a special reception camp for the convenience of visitors, UAF spokesman said on Saturday. Prof Dr Rao Asif Ali Khan will supervise the reception camp at Circuit House.

Other members of the camp are Prof Dr Ashfaq Ahmad Chattha, Dr Farooq Ahmad, Shehzad Mehmood, Captain Nasir and Prof Dr Muhammad Ashfaq. app

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PU results & exams schedule
Lahore: The Punjab University's Examinations Department announced the results of different examinations on Saturday.

These exams include MPhil Library & Information Science, Semester System, Session 2008-10, MPhil Economics, Semester System, Session 2007-2009, Master of Business Administration (Morning), Semester System, Session 2008-10, Master of Business Administration (Afternoon), Semester System, Session 2008-10 and BSc Computational Physics (2-Year), Morning, Semester System, Session BM2008-2010.

Detailed results are available on PU website

PU exam schedule: The Punjab University (PU) Examinations Department has issued the schedule for submission of admission forms for MSc Applied Geology, 1st Annual Exam 2010.

Last date for submission of admission forms with single fee is 21-03-2011 while the forms can be submitted with double fee till 24-03-2011. The exam will commence from April 14, 2011.

Meanwhile, Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D), First Professional, 2nd Annual Exam 2010 and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D), One Year Condensed/Deficit Course, 2nd Annual Exam 2009, will commence from April 11, 2011. The news

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PU students win All Pak Universities Competition
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) students won the team trophy in the All Pakistan Universities Competition held at Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU), Rawalpindi, from March 8-10, by securing the 6-first and 6-second positions.

In Qirat, Hafiz Tayyab of the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS), in painting, Kanwal Aziz of the College of Art and Design, in photography (black and white), Sehar Arif of the College of Art and Design, in documentary film, Syed Asim Zubair and Qurat-ul-Ain of ICS, in Urdu debates, Syed Ghulam Mohayyuddin of ICS and in singing, Hasnain Javed of Hailey College of Commerce secured the first positions.

In mushaira, Shama Hanif of Hailey College of Commerce, in Naat, Syed Ghulam Mohayyuddin of ICS, in ghazal, Hasnain Javed of Hailey College of Commerce, in photo essay, Sehar Arif of the College of Art and Design, and in general quiz, Naila Rafique and Syed Ghulam Mohayyuuddin of ICS secured second positions. PU Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr Mujahid Kamran, congratulated the winning students, Adviser Student Affairs, Iftikhar Ahmad Chaudhry, and Deputy Adviser, Muhammad Zubair Akram, on this brilliant achievement. Daily times

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Teachers reject census duty
Lahore: The Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) on Sunday urged the government to avoid tasking teachers with conducting household census in Punjab so that they could properly focus on their original duties.

In a statement, PTU officials Rana Muhammad Arshad, Syed Sajjad Kazmi, Rana Liaqat and others said that as most of the teachers were already performing duties as invigilators in matriculation examination and survey on universal primary education beside taking part in a recently concluded anti-polio vaccination campaign across the province, it would be difficult for them to perform duties also in the household census starting March 14 (today).

They said that teachers in any civilised society were only tasked with imparting education to students instead of conducting such surveys or carrying out campaigns.

They demanded of the Punjab chief minister suspend the duty schedule for household census. Dawn

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