AIOU Matric, intermediate exams 2009
AIOU to commence Matric, intermediate exams from June 7
Islamabad, May 25: The final examinations of Matric and Intermediate
programmes of the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) for the Semester
Autumn, 2009 will start from June 7. The exams will be held all over
the country simultaneously, said Hafeez-Ullah, Controller of Exams,
The Roll No. slips of Matric and Intermediate programmes have been
dispatched to all the eligible/enrolled students at their given
addresses through Post Office.
All those students who has not received their Roll No. Slips before
June 3, are advised to contact the nearest regional offices or
Superintendent Exams (Undergraduate) at main campus of the university
personally to get the duplicate Roll No. Slip.
To facilitate the students, Roll No. slip is also available at web site www.aiou.edu.pk of the university.
All students are also advised in their own interest to read the
instructions mentioned on Roll No. Slip carefully before entering into
the examination center. App
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Prof Malik still looking for justice
Islamabad: So now teaching students how to stand up to the injustice
amounts to 'misconduct' if a report by a committee formed on order of
the prime minister to inquire into torture on Prof Tahir Malik is
something to go by. The committee, without questing any of the over 20
witnesses of the case, declared Prof Malik guilty and issued him show
cause notice. He would now plead his case before the National Assembly
Standing Committee on Education today (Wednesday). Called for comments,
Prof Malik said that it is ridiculous after the fact that
Brig (r) Ranjha, who along with his accomplices, had beaten him black
and blue on premises of NUML in full view of students and faculty
members had admitted his crime and apologized.
He said the inquiry
committee has not interviewed any one of over 20 witnesses of the case
including TV anchor Aasma Sherazi, head of International Relations
Department of NUML, faculty members and students, compiling the report.
That the committee compiled the report sitting in the NUML rector's
office is enough to prove malafide since the university administration
itself is a party to the bad episode, he said. He said before February
4, 2010, the university was going peaceful and it is Brig (r) Ranjha
who instigated students into violence by his blatant display of bashing
a teacher, that followed students protests all over the country. He
said the inquiry committee was siding with Ranjha as they mentioned
warnings in my job record and skipped the fact that Federal Directorate
of Audit had found Ranjha's appointment illegal and he was facing even
criminal cases, one such registered with Aabpara Police Station. He
said, "All I need is justice. Unveil the culprits."
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Allocating only 3 percent of GDP for education will be a big jump: Ahsan
Islamabad: Allocating even 3 percent of the gross domestic product
(GDP) for the education budget will be a huge jump, Pakistan Muslim
League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal said on Monday. Speaking at the
pre-Budget 2010-11 Seminar on the "Education Sector Budgeting"
organised by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute in
collaboration with the Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives
here on Monday. Iqbal said things can be changed with a visionary
leadership or by creating a demand through societal pressure. Education
was suffering from internal efficiency crisis as well as population
increase, he said. The PML-N leader said they had tried to enrol 0.1
million children in schools on September 9, 1999 and succeeded despite
opposition from the bureaucracy. 0.876 million children were enrolled
in one day, he added. This showed that it was the incapacity of the
Education Department and not the children and their parents that was
responsible for low enrolment. Daily times
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Curriculum for schools and seminaries proposed
Islamabad: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Education
on Monday proposed a national curriculum that would be implemented in
all educational institutions and 'madrassas' in consultation with
The members of the committee opined that
'madrassas' should follow the national curriculum prepared by the
Ministry of Education that could bring them at par with other
Minister of State for Education Ghulam
Farid Kathia said that 'madrassas' were under the control of interior
and religious affairs ministries so they could not force administration
of 'madrassas' for introduction of national curriculum.
members during the meeting, held under the chairmanship of Abid Sher
Ali, after thoroughly discussing the issue of enforcement of national
curriculum in 'madrassas' suggested holding a joint meeting of the
three ministries to deal with this issue.
The committee also
discussed Islamabad Capital Territory Private Educational Institutions
Ordinance 2007 which is under consideration at the moment. The
committee had constituted a sub-committee, which proposed that the
regularity authority should not determine the fee structure of the
private schools as every school charges fee according to the facilities
being provided to the students.
It also proposed that the
self-finance position of the authority should not be changed and the
government should also allocate annual grant that would be at the
disposable of the authority.
Alleged irregularities and
different issues related to Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) also
came under discussion. Chairman Abid Sher Ali showed concern over
appointments against the posts of teaching and non-teaching staff in
different schools and colleges. The members pointed out that there were
five to six posts of directors whereas eight directors have been
working in the directorate.
The chairman raised the issue of
restoration of two directors including Farzana Gondal and Chaudhry
Sadiq who were suspended on the charges of irregularities. He said
without conducting any inquiry why they have been reinstated again but
relevant officials found it hard to justify their restoration.
the issue of termination of Nazia Rafique, ex-programme manager, CIDA
Dept Swap Project for Education, the committee directed the ministry
that Nazia Rafique should be reinstated as the rules and procedures was
not followed in the case.
The committee recommended to the
ministry to review the policy of granting six monthly renewable
contracts and daily wages scheme to project employees of the Ministry
of Education and should follow the guidelines of the Planning
It was recommended that such cases including Science
Education Project Phase-1 officers should be referred to Establishment
Division, FPSC and Prime Minister's Secretariat for regularisation. The news
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