116,675 students to appear in HSSC exams
Rawalpindi, May 07: The annual intermediate examinations under the aegis of the Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) will begin today (Saturday). Around 116,675 students will appear in the exams.
RBISE acting chairman Dr. Ashraf said that all arrangements have already been finalised for the annual exams with setting up of 383 centres, 21 of them have been declared sensitive due to various reasons.
Dr. Ashraf said that the computerised system of the board is accurately working while the errors in the record of the students are being noticed due to wrong feeding of data by the students or their educational institutions.
He said that the invigilating staff, who were found indulged in using unfair means in the past, had not been considered for deployment at examination centres. The chairman said a comprehensive policy had also been formulated for depositing of answer sheets on the same day to control any irregularity. Some 63,616 students, including 26,695 boys and 36,921 girls, had submitted their forms this year for the intermediate part-two examination. Roll number slips have been issued to all of them, he said.
He said that 179 centres have been set up for intermediate part two examination and 204 centres for part one examination. Some 53,059 students, including 22,778 boys and 30,281 girls would appear in part one examination.
He said that 121 counters had been established to address problems of the students regarding roll number slips. Dr. Ashraf said that CM's squad, chairman's squad, member Board and board officers would conduct surprise raids of different centres.Your Comments
Inter-NUST Science Olympiad
Islamabad: In a display of scientific enthusiasm and zestful learning, NUST, H-12 campus, launched a three-day inter-NUST science Olympiad titled 'Sytek 2011' here on Friday. The event is being organised by the NUST Science Society and all campuses of NUST are invited to participate.
The purpose of 'Sytek 2011' is to infuse an active interest in the practical aspects of science among students in order to show them how it can be turned into an enjoyable experience when a little out-of-the-box thinking is applied. Participants will compete in different competitions and will be judged solely on their practical knowledge of applied science and the degree of originality shown.
Different categories are designed to cover different fields of science and to instigate interest amongst aspiring scientists from different arenas. The event categories include Science Quiz, SyTrek (Scientific Scavenger Hunt), Life-Detector (Bio-Sciences Scavenger Hunt), Project Exhibition, Project Exodus (Space Settlement Development Presentation), Bon Voyage (Boat Building Competition), while in the Sky (Plane-Making Competition), Sciattack (Catapult Building Competition) and Bridge Your Innovation (Bridge Building Competition). A Geek themed carnival - Carnivale - is also scheduled to take place today (Saturday). Over four hundred participants are attending Sytek. Concluding ceremony on the event will be held on Monday.
AIOU providing education to over 1.4m students annually'
Sahiwal: Allama Iqbal Open University Vice-Chancellor Dr Nazir Ahmad Sangi has said that the university is providing quality education to more than 1.4 million students annually across the country.
He said this while addressing a press conference at the regional campus of the varsity on Friday. The VC said that universal access to quality education would be ensured through video conference for which university was linking all its 36 regional campuses. He said that top priority of the university was to provide education to those students who were unable to continue their studies due to various constraints, adding that whole syllabus of metric and FA were reorganised for providing them demand based education in technical subjects so that they could get jobs easily after finishing their education. He said that the university was contemplating to acquire 10 acre piece of land for construction of purpose build campus at Sahiwal where all modern facilities of higher education would be provided. He lauded the performance of Sahiwal campus and said that it was successfully catering the needs of more than 60,000 students annually. Earlier, Regional Director Rasool Bakhsh Behram briefed him about the performance of the Sahiwal campus and highlighted the salient achievements.
Francophonie 2011 celebrated at NUML
Islamabad: The National University of Modern Languages (NUML) celebrated Francophonie 2011 organised by the French Language Department here on Friday.
French Embassy Cultural Counsellor Pierre Muller was the chief guest on the occasion, while NUML Rector Professor Dr. Aziz Ahmad Khan presided over the function along with NUML Director-General Azam Jamal.
In his welcome note, NUML Rector Dr. Aziz said that the French Department of NUML is one of the oldest departments of the university that has made an extraordinary progress over years and Cultural Wing of the French Embassy has rendered remarkable contribution in this regard. The department has been putting in efforts for mastery in the French language with expertise to making it successful, he added.
The students showed their best French language skills in performances, literary and artistic activities, quiz and dramas. They also staged skits and songs and presented Pakistani regional culture and performed on skits in French language to entertain the audience. The news