Unregistered institutions can't take board exam
ISLAMABAD, May 9(Daily Times): Girls are showing much better results in examinations than boys but
they need to be more athletically competitive, said Federal Education Minister
Lt Gen (r) Javed Ashraf Qazi at the 22nd convocation and prize distribution
ceremony of the Federal Government Margalla College for women here on
Qazi said Islamabad's public schools were producing better
results compared to private ones. He said the government was trying to improve
educational standards across Pakistan.
He said the government was
registering all private schools and colleges to monitor their educational
standards. "May 15 is the deadline for registration after which students from
unregistered institutions will not be allowed to sit in any board examinations,"
he said. "Before deciding the school for their children, parents should check
whether or not the school is registered with the government," Qazi
Earlier, he awarded gold medals and prizes to students for their
Hafsa Naseem was declared the 'Best Student of
the Year 2005' in the Punjab University's postgraduate studies in mass
communication. She was also awarded the gold medal along with the Hamid Ali
award, a cash prize amounting to Rs 50,000.
Shazia Batool was awarded the
gold medal for her outstanding performance in table tennis at the national and
international level. She was declared the 'Best Player of the Year 2005' for
getting first position in the inter-college women table tennis tournament and
for participating in South Asian Games.
On this occasion 30 Mass
Communication studies students were awarded postgraduate degrees. They had
achieved 98 percent grades in the examinations for the years
Degrees were also conferred on 150 students of Humanities
group who produced 60 percent results with outstanding performances in their
Firdous Kauser was awarded the Dr Azra Raza award, a
cash prize of Rs 50,000, for obtaining the first position in Urdu literature in
Almost 120 students were awarded a Bachelor of Science
degree. Ayesha Mir was awarded a gold medal for her excellent performance in
science. She obtained first position in Botany, Zoology, English and Pakistan
Studies. Mohsina Bibi, Sumaya Khalid, Nusrat Zaman, Sara Munir, Safiya Rani and
Shireen Ahmed were also awarded the 'Role of Honour for The Year 2005' for their
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