Edu dept okays proposal for hiring 7,187 staff
Karachi, Mar 01: The Sindh Education and Literacy Department has approved proposal for recruitment of 7,187 non-teaching vacant posts from BPS-1 to 4 in different districts in the province. An official announcement on Monday said that the criteria for employment will be that the entire codal formalities, such as publication of vacant posts in national dailies and interviews through districts recruitment committees, will be observed. It said that equal opportunities would be given to those contract employees working since 2007 who possess required experience and knowledge relating to concerned posts. app
IBCC meeting regarding additional marks and marks equivalency
Karachi: A two-day meeting of the Inter-Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC), comprising the chairmen of examination boards across the country, will be held at the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BISK) on Tuesday.
The meeting would be chaired by Chairman IBCC Professor Anwar Ahmed Zai, who is also the chairman of Board of Intermediate Education Karachi.
The IBCC meeting is expected to discuss a number of issues relating to additional marks and marks equivalency matters, and it is likely to take some decisions during the two-day session.
As per the directives of President Zardari, 10 additional marks had been recommended for the talented scouts, who showed outstanding performances during the last three years.
The IBCC meeting would also review the application of equivalency of Allama Iqbal Open University for its I.Com course.
The meeting will take into consideration the Punjab's proposal for allowing private candidates to take Secondary School Certificate annual examinations in Science Group. The proposal is likely to be turned down during the IBCC meeting.
The chairmen of examination boards would also consider the A/O levels marks equivalency matter during the meeting. The IBCC members are keen to solve this issue to provide relief to the students registering for international examination system. The news
Students of Indus Valley School of Arts paint murals
Karachi: The students of Indus Valley School of art and Architecture have painted murals on the walls of the Oncology Ward of the National School of Child Health (NICH), Karachi, to help brighten the surroundings so as to uplift the morale of the children suffering from cancer. Honorary secretary of Child Aid Association Dr Salman Burney stated this on Monday. He said that the whole project was undertaken voluntarily on the request of the Association, which had established the oncology unit in the year 1999 and since then has been providing free treatment to the under-privileged patients. app
Students get Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Karachi: A large number of students who had won the Duke of Edinburgh's Award were given their certificates and shields at a ceremony organised at the Rangoonwala community Centre here on Monday.
British deputy high commissioner Robert Gibson, tracing the history of the award which was started in Britain in 1956, said that millions of young people around the globe had participated in different training activities - such as first aid, fire fighting, etc - and had won these awards.
Referring to the award winners here, he said that currently a majority of the participants were from the city and urged youngsters from other parts of the country to also come forward and participate in these training activities which would be helpful in their later lives.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Programme Pakistan (DEAP-P) chief, Tariq Rangoonwala, giving a brief introduction of the programme, said that it was introduced in the country in 1987.
He said that it had been elected representative of the Asia Pacific region for six years in the International Council, which comprises only 13 elected members and is chaired by Prince Edward.
Atta-ur-Rehman, of the DEAP-P, said that at present the award programme was going on in 309 schools from 41 cities in the country and last year over 4,665 students - out of which 3,898 were from the city - completed their awards.
The DEAP-P had also started a similar programme in Afghanistan and Bangladesh, he said.
Mr Gibson later distributed awards and shields among some of the winners. Dawn
Young Champions Day celebrated
Islamabad: The City School organised Young Champions Day for the children of Play Group, Nursery and Kindergarten here on Monday.
The participating branches were F-11 Pre-Junior Mini Campus, F-8 Nursery, E-11 Nursery and Harley Street Nursery. A large number of parents and students participated in the event.
There were many races among these branches and little children ran to reach the finishing line with full enthusiasm with their parents cheering for them and taking their snaps. All parents appreciated the students even when they toppled or fell and cheered them up for the moral support. The whole ground was decorated with buntings and balloons with music to keep their spirits high.
Dr. Fazal-ur-Rehman, president of the Football Association, Islamabad, was the chief guest on the occasion. He appreciated the efforts of the tiny tots. "We have immense talent in our youth and we just need to explore them. We need to indulge our kids in sports so that their energies are channelised in a positive manner," he said.
Integrated Class Activity Week at GSIS primary section
Islamabad: The Integrated Class Activity Week is on at the Global System of Integrated Studies (GSIS), Primary Branch.
A large number of parents came to see their children perform different acts. Classes three, four and five had put up an informative and entertaining show, which included English and Urdu plays, science, history and geography presentations and activity on Islamiyat.
The English play titled 'The Christmas Carol' and the 'Parody of Politicians' acted by the students of class 5 received tremendous applause. Another group of the same class displayed the main features of the Chinese civilisation through dance and Kung Fu.
The children attired in red dresses performed to perfection and earned applause from parents.
Another item was titled 'Interview with Electricity' presented by class 4 students. The performance of Khadija Imran got the maximum appreciation.
Fascinating science projects were also exhibited on the occasion. Students displayed high quality of confidence, eloquence and thought-provoking ideas in their speeches and dialogue on 'War and Peace'.
Naqi Abbas, Danial and Aakif Adnan did exceptionally well. Other participants were Azka and Nauman Haider of class 3, who showed their outstanding talents in acting in the Urdu skit. The Integrated Class Activity Week will culminate today (Tuesday). The news