Punjab university announced MA, Pharm.D results
Lahore, Nov 17: Punjab University Examination Department has announced the result of MA Islamic Studies Part-I Annual Examination 2009 and Doctor of Pharmacy Fourth Professional, 2nd Annual Examination 2008. F.P Report
Notification for class-V,VIII exams set aside
Lahore: The Lahore High Court on Monday set aside a notification of the Punjab Schools Education Department, authorising the Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) for holding class-V and class-VIII exams for all government and private schools on the evaluation basis, scheduled to be held from the second week of February 2010.
Justice Mian Saqib Nisar set aside the notification while allowing a petition, filed by All Pakistan Private Schools Welfare Association President Syed Zulqarnain Shah.
The petitioner' counsel, Ikram Zahid advocate, contended that the system evolved for holding 5th and 8th classes' exams by the PEC would cause downfall of the education standard since it was unfair and illegal as it would not declare any students as passed or failed but would move them to next classes on evaluation of their education standard.
He submitted that policy of holding the PEC exams for grade-V and VIII students was impracticable for this year since students of private sector schools could not pass the exam as they had not been studying the syllabus designed by the Punjab Textbook Board.
The Punjab government's notification of August 1, 2009, said: "Grade-V and Grade-VIII examinations, arranged by the PEC, shall be compulsory for 100 percent students of all government schools, Punjab Education Foundation schools and registered private schools from primary to higher secondary level. From April 1, 2010, the government schools shall admit only those students in 6th and 9th classes who have passed grade-V and grade-VIII examination arranged by the Punjab Examination Commission (PEC)."
The petitioner' counsel said that the Punjab government had set up the PEC in 2003 to hold examination for grades 5 and 8, but without laying down the exact criteria for conducting the exams. He prayed the court to set aside the order.
School for blind hit by financial problems
Lahore: Moved by the plight of their four blind children, the courageous parents of an unfortunate family have taken the challenge to ameliorate the lot of special children by imparting education through an educational institution set up on self-help basis.
The heart-rending tale of one Shahzad Ali Khan makes life meaningless for the entire family whose four children Ehsan Khan, 17, Zeeshan Khan, 16, Aroosa, 13 and Nadia, 11, have gradually lost sight leading to complete blindness due to innate genetic ophthalmic disorder called retinitis pegmentosa.
Shahzad Ali Khan and his wife, instead of feeling let down by the misery of their four blind children, started a welfare project namely Shahzad Khan Institute for the Blind Children under the aegis of Shahzad Khan Special Educational Society (37-Khizar Park Habib Ullah Road, Ghari Shahu, Lahore, Pakistan) to improve the lot of poor handicapped children. He has also launched a website www.shahzadkhansociety.org.
Shahzad said the disability of his four children prompted him to think about establishing on organization for the betterment and welfare of disabled children especially blind children. He said that the institute aimed at providing free education, books and uniforms to the poor, needy and deserving students especially disabled children, in addition to granting scholarships to intelligent and hardworking students.
He said that Shahzad Khan Special Educational Society, a registered non-governmental organization, was running its institute entirely on self help basis. He said patronization and financial assistance from the government, local and international donor agencies and philanthropists would be of great help for furthering the cause of educating the poor and blind children. +ACI-The Society alone cannot run a school on its own for long, therefore, it needs donations from renowned donors for effective functioning of its school established for blind children,+ACI- he added.
He appealed to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, and Federal Minister for Social Welfare and Special Education Samina Khalid Ghurki and world donors to support this noble cause of helping the disabled children get education to become a helping hand for their destitute families.
He said philanthropists, in addition to extending cash donations, may also support through technical help and equipments/items such as Perkins Braille machines (a system of writing or printing for use by the blind), Braille boards and kits, training aid equipment (audio visual equipments), computers, transport for pick and drop service to blind children, uniforms, etc. Donors may also contact on phone numbers (322-4688960 and 42-36296069). The news
GCU celebrated Iqbal Day
Lahore: The Government College University's (GCU) Nazir Ahmad Music Society on Monday held a special music gala to pay tribute to Allama Iqbal.
Iqbal's powerful mystic poetry coupled with strong compositions and the student's melodious voices kept the audiences enthralled throughout the evening. The music society's adviser Professor Shafiq Ajmi opened the concert by singing various verses from Iqbal's poetry. The students later took over the show.
Bachelors students, Muhammad Saad Farooq and Imran Fida, sang Iqbal's poetry which included "Tu abhi rahguzar mein hai Qaid-e-makaam se Guzar" and "Auron ka payam aur hai aur, mera payam aur hai." Hassan Maqsood highlighted Iqbal's message for Muslim unity by singing "aik hoon Muslim haram ki pasbani ke liay", while Shan Abbass performed Iqbal's ghazal "Yeh Gumbad- e-Minaii" and Asifa Hina sang "Terey ishq ki inteha chahta hon" in her low but melodious voice. Daily times
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