Private schools to start online teaching

Online teaching started by private schools
Islamabad, Nov 3: Due to the prolonged closure of leading private schools owing to security concerns, the administrators have decided to start assisting students online to prevent any academic loss, it is learnt.

As private schools of the city have announced extensions in vacations fearing incidents of terrorism, parents are concerned over the current situation as it is adversely affecting the education of their children. Private schools have started assigning homework to the students on their e-mail addresses.

"It is happening for the first time that schools have been closed for such a long time and it is still uncertain whether they would be reopened or not in coming days. There is not much time left for the mid-term exams so we have decided to give homework online. We have collected data in this regard including the e-mail addresses of students so that they can be contacted and given assignments", informed a teacher of Beaconhouse School Islamabad.

Some teachers of private schools have started taking classes in the homes of the students, and students themselves have been conducting combined study sessions to lessen academic loss and use the time effectively. The nation

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Rawalpindi schools and colleges closed once again
Rawalpindi: The city's government and private educational institutions were closed within minutes of the Shalimar Plaza suicide bombing. The classes will however resume today (Tuesday), according to Rawalpindi Commissioner Zahid Saeed. The commissioner said that the city district government (CDG) had already directed the administrations of private and government at local schools and colleges to tighten security in and around their premises.

He said directions had been issued for placing concrete blockades and deploying security guards in front of main entrance to educational institutions. Saeed said the school and college closure was a temporary solution to the problem and therefore, the CDG had been making every effort to provide students and teachers with safe environment. President of All Pakistan Schools and Colleges Owners' Association (APSCOA) Muhammad Abrar confirmed that private educational institutions would be opened today (Tuesday). He said the APSCOA didn't favour the idea of closing down schools and colleges in view of terrorist attacks.

He said the association had directed all its members to beef up security in and around their premises. Meanwhile, Arsalan, the spokesman for Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE), said there was no change in the intermediate supplementary examination schedule. He said the Pakistan Studies (Compulsory) Part-II examination would be held in the morning and that of Fine Arts Part-II in the evening. Daily times

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Delegation of Beaconhouse School
Islamabad: A delegation of Beaconhouse School Islamabad visited the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) to condole the loss of lives due to bomb blasts of October 20th, 2009 with IIUI authorities and students.

The Principal Dr. Sajad Hussain led the delegation comprising Executive Director of Beaconhouse School Daniyal Kasuri, Incharge Security Major (R) Muhammad Akram, and In charge of middle section Rukhsana Shahzad.

The delegation called on Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui, President IIUI, Mrs. Parveen Qadir Agha, Vice President (A&F) IIUI, and other officials of the university.

They expressed their grief over the tragic incident and said that terrorists are not sincere to Pakistan & Islam. They laid a floral wreath on the sites of bomb blasts and offered Fateha for the departed Souls. They assured IIUI of full support, especially in security matters. The nation

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