Over 53pc pass SSC supple exams
Islamabad, Nov 26: The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) on Thursday declared the results of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) supplementary examinations showing an overall pass percentage of 53.83.
Out of total 7,550 candidates appeared in the examinations held in September and October, 4,057, including 1,537 girls, have been declared pass in all the subjects.
The pass percentage among boys and girls remained 54.49 and 52.78, respectively.
It is interesting to note that only 17 candidates – nine boys and eight girls – passed the examinations in A-1 grade.
A majority of the students i.e. 2,558 passed the examinations in D grade followed by 955 in C grade, 241 in E grade, 212 in B grade and 58 in A grade.
Only one case was registered against a boy for allegedly using unfair means during the exams whereas the results of 12 candidates have been withheld by the board for various other reasons.
The statistics show that out of 7,550 total candidates, 4,088 appeared in Science Group and 4,460 in Humanities Group, generally known as arts group.
The pass percentage among the science and humanities groups' candidates remained 60.94 and 45.45, respectively. No candidate in the Humanities Group could obtain A-1 or A grade and there were only 26 candidates who managed to obtain B-grade.
According to Controller Examinations Mumtaz Ali Khan, all those candidates placed under compartments are allowed to re-appear in the failing subjects in the SSC annual examinations 2011.
The Board has directed the candidates who want to get their papers re-checked to submit their applications by December 24.
Meanwhile, the FBISE has announced that Secondary School Certificate annual examinations 2011 will commence on April 5, 2011, and the last date for submission of admission forms is December 28.
However, the candidates can submit their admissions with a late fee of Rs200 by January 7, and with double fee by January 17.
Varsity teachers end boycott but silent protest to continue
Peshawar: The teachers of public sector universities have decided to end boycott and attend classes from 29th of this month. The teachers had boycotted classes as a protest against the kidnapping of Prof Ajmal Khan, vice-chancellor of Islamia College Peshawar (Chartered University).
The provincial president of Federation of All Pakistan Academic Staff Association, Prof Fida Mohammad, told a press conference here on Thursday that teachers decided to end boycott of classes but they would wear black armbands as a sign of protest.
He said that representatives of teachers had met Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Owais Ahmed Ghani but they were not satisfied with the assurances given to them by the governor regarding early recovery of the abducted vice-chancellor.
"We are not satisfied with the government's efforts but we have called off boycott of classes on the requests of the parents as precious time of students was going wasted," he said.
The vice-chancellors of all the public sector universities had decided earlier this week to reopen the universities on Nov 26. Federation of All Pakistan Academic Staff Association, however, disagreed with them on this issue and vowed to continue their strike.
They had announced to continue boycott of classes and complained that vice-chancellors had not taken them into confidence about reopening of the universities.
All 14 public sector universities were closed down in protest when the video of abducted vice-chancellor was released by the kidnappers. Ajmal Khan was kidnapped along with his driver, Mohibullah, from Professors Colony on Sept 7. Two of his video messages have been released and in the second video he has called on the teachers, students and dedicated workers of Awami National Party to speed up their efforts and protest for his release. Dawn
167 internee teachers fill vacancies at 33 Pindi colleges
Rawalpindi: Punjab government has filled all the vacant posts of teachers in government colleges under College Teachers Internee Programme (CTIP) and 167 internees have been inducted in 33 colleges of Rawalpindi district.
This was stated by Rawalpindi District Deputy Director (Colleges) Rana Javed. He said 167 postgraduates in different subjects were inducted on a contract of seven months as internee teachers in public sector colleges of the district. He said that the contract tenure of the newly inducted internee teachers was started from November 1st, 2010 and it would end on May 31, 20011, adding the Punjab government would pay them Rs 10,000 per month.
Telling details, Rana Javed said, out of 167, 46 male internee teachers were employed in eight boys' colleges while 121 female teachers were inducted in 25 girls' colleges. He added that out of 46 male internees, about 29 were posted in four colleges located in Rawalpindi, while six in Gujar Khan, one in Murree, six in Kallar Saydan and one in Daultala. Similarly, out of 121 female internees, 105 were posted in 19 women colleges in vicinity of Rawalpindi, four were sent to tehsils of Kahuta and Gujar Khan each, three were posted in Taxila and Wah each while two female internees were sent to Daultala and two were posted in Kallar Saydan.
He said the programme was launched by the Punjab government in a bid to save the precocious time of the students, which was wasted due to the lack of teachers in colleges. He said a very lengthy procedure was adopted in recruitment on permanent basis by Public Service Commission and it took a long time. The internees selected for the purpose will get teaching experience and some money for their livelihood as long as their contract expires, he added.
"It is very much astonishing fact that a PhD qualified person named Dr Muhammad Jamil Akhtar also came for the job as an internee teacher. He was posted in Government College for Boys, Murree. In addition to this, many MPhil degree holders have also been inducted," he said.
IIUI brings out role of women's universities
Islamabad: The International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) is holding a two-day 'International Interdisciplinary Conference on Women Universities as Agent of Change' from November 26 to November 27, at Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) auditorium and IIUI Faisal Mosque Campus, respectively.
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira will inaugurate the conference as the chief guest at 09 am today while eminent scholars from the UK, USA, Malaysia, and Pakistan will present keynote addresses on the occasions. Daily times
Four MPs including a minister yet to submit degrees to HEC
Islamabad: Four members of the National Assembly, including a federal minister, are yet to give a listening ear to repeated requests of the concerned authorities as all of them have not so far submitted their required documents and educational degrees for verification in line with the procedure introduced by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), the sources said here on Thursday.
Sources said that the MPs who have not submitted any degree included three MNAs of PPP Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah (NA-199, Sukkur-II), Syed Zafar Ali Shah (NA-212, Naushero Feroze-II), Sardar Al-Haj Muhammad Umar Gorgage (NA-260) and Begum Ishrat Ashraf (reserved seat).
Sources further said all these members continue to give a deaf ear to requests from the relevant departments and even have not provided reasons for not complying with the rules introduced by the HEC for verification of degrees.
According to sources, the HEC has written letters to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) time and again to secure degrees from these members but it has so far received no response in this respect. It is pertinent to mention here that a three-member committee, constituted by the ECP, is conducting weekly hearing to listen to the viewpoint of lawmakers and identify fake degree holders and file cases against them in line with the directives of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
According to profile data, Syed Khursheed Ahmad Shah showed that he received his master's degree in History in 1974 and LLB in 1978 from Islamia College, Sukkur. He currently holds the portfolio of Federal Minister for Labour and Manpower. Syed Zafar Ali Shah did Masters and also secured an LLB degree.
The official data revealed that HEC has so far verified 658 degrees of the lawmakers while authenticity of 370 is yet to be ascertained. Out of the total verified degrees, 604 are genuine and 54 are invalid or fake, while 18 cases are pending in courts. Some 370 cases of verification of degrees are being delayed due to non-submission of supporting documents including forms and matriculation and intermediate certificates by members of the parliament and the provincial assemblies.
HEC's focal person Rahim Bux Channa told this scribe that they have raised the issue of these four lawmakers with the ECP that assured it would take necessary measures to ensure submission of required documents by them.
"We are continuously raising the issue of submission of required documents and degrees by all lawmakers and ECP is also trying its best to ensure all of them comply with the existing rules and procedures," he said.
He said the public and private sector universities are extending their full cooperation and the process of verification of degrees of the elected representatives would be completed at the earliest.
Iqbal Day celebrated
Islamabad: The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) celebrated Iqbal Day at the Federal Government Margalla College for Women here on Thursday.
The chief guest of the function was renowned columnist Javed Chaudhry. While Chief Commissioner (Islamabad) Tariq Mehmood and Aurangzeb Rehman were among the guests. The judges for the debate were Professor Athar Zahidi, Professor Masood Ahmed and Professor Farzana Gilani.
In the first half, students participating from different colleges sang Kalam-e-Iqbal and Iqbal's famous 'Iblees ki Majlis-e-Shura' was also presented. In the second half of the function, debates on the topic of 'Kiya Paigham-e-Iqbal Aaj Ki Naujawan Nasl Kay Liye Mashal-e-Rah Hai' were held. After debates, Javed Chaudhry expressed his views on the topic of the day. He was of the view that Iqbal's work was based on Islamic teachings and today Muslims have ignored these teachings.
In the end, results were announced. According to the judges' decision, first prize was given to Kamrosh, second prize to Zohaib Chand and third prize went to Hina Asghar. The consolation prize was given to Damen-e-Zahra. The news