FBISE HSSC exams | QAU 6th convocation
FBISE HSSC exams from Nov 19
Islamabad, Nov 09: The Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) Supplementary Examination
2013 of the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education
(FBISE), will commence from November 19 (Tuesday).
roll number slips of the candidates appearing in the said examination
have been dispatched at the addresses given by them in the admission
forms, said a news release issued here on Friday.
In case, the roll number slip is not received by any, students can contact the given telephone numbers for their complains.
of Examination (Conduct) telephone number 051-9250606, fax number
051-9250607. Deputy Controller of Examination (HSSC Conduct) Telephone
number 051-9250619, Assistant Controller of Examinations (HSSC Conduct)
telephone number 51-9250641, Assistant Secretary One Window Cell
telephone number 051-9250651, Superintendent (HSSC Conduct) telephone
number 051-9250666, Ext-130. The news
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2,655 graduates awarded degrees at QAU's 6th convocation
Islamabad: As many as 2,655 graduates were awarded degrees at the
6th convocation of the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) here on Tuesday.
degrees of MSc, MPhil and PhD levels in the fields of Biological
Sciences, Natural Science, Social Sciences and Medicine were awarded to
Seven graduates received the Chancellor's Gold Medal
each for excelling at MSc and MPhil levels, while 39 were awarded Vice
Chancellor's Medal at MSc level and 27 at MPhil level.
The university has awarded Master's degrees to 1,708 graduates, MPhil degrees to 766 and PhD to 181.
Mamnoon Hussain was the chief guest on the occasion, while vice
chancellors, ambassadors, officials, parents and teachers attended the
QAU Vice Chancellor Dr Masoom Yasinzai said the university,
since its inception in 1967, laid emphasis on programmes leading to
research degrees, which was obvious from its inclusion in the top world
universities. He said currently 75 per cent of its faculty held
doctorate degrees and were actively engaged in quality teaching and
The current management had adopted a holistic approach
towards enhancing the capacity building of existing faculty and
induction of new faculty members in the disciplines of Natural, Social
and Biological Sciences, he added.
Dr Yasinzai said the QAU had
inducted more than 100 young PhD scholars during the last three years,
who had recently completed their doctoral studies from
technologically-advanced countries, he added.
The VC said the
university followed a provincial quota system in its admissions and
derived strength from diversity and promoted inter-provincial harmony.
Of the 7,500 students on the campus, about 40 per cent consisted of PhD
and MPhil scholars, he added.
He said the university on average
produced about 100 PhD scholars annually, in addition to MPhil and
Master's degree holders. He said currently 34 projects worth Rs 180
million at the national level and seven projects worth Rs 80 million
with the collaboration of international donors were underway.
urged the president to lift the ban on new recruitments to cope with the
shortage of teaching and technical staff and allocate funds for the
establishment of hostel facilities, especially for female students. app
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AIOU exams to start on Nov 18
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has scheduled its final exams of
postgraduate diploma, MA and MSc programmes for the Spring Semester 2013
from November 18 across the country simultaneously.
This was announced by Dr. Hamid Khan Niazi, controller of examinations at the AIOU.
roll number slips, he said, are being dispatched to all enrolled
students at their given addresses by postal mail service. If any student
does not receive his or her roll number slip till November 10, he or
she should contact the nearest regional office of the AIOU or Abid
Hussain Satti, deputy controller of examinations (conduct), personally
or on his telephone numbers 051-9250051, 9057648 for issuance of
duplicate roll number slip. For duplicate roll number slip, students are
required to bring two passport size photographs duly attested by a
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World Bank cancels Rs7 billion easy loan for HEC
Islamabad: Amid sharp cuts made by the government in HEC's budget and political
opposition after the parliamentarians' degree verification saga, the
commission has failed to utilise a hefty Rs7 billion given by the World
According to documents
available with The News, HEC has failed to achieve key targets
pertaining to improvement in quality of higher education in the country
set by the World Bank under a $300 million project.
a mid-term review of the project the bank expressed strong
dissatisfaction over the performance of HEC in implementing various
educational plans during the year 2012/13.The review resulted in
cancellation of $65 million (Rs7 billion approximately) soft loan that
the bank was supposed to provide had the HEC achieved various
disbursement-linked indicators (DLI).
When contacted by
The News, Executive Director Dr Mukhtar admitted that HEC could not meet
some targets, saying a few were unrealistic while the others could not
be met owing to financial crisis under the last PPP regime.
said delay in the release of government funds last year was also one of
the reasons why HEC was unable to meet some targets. Sources said the
bank had agreed to provide funds for improving quality of education in
1,000 HEC affiliated colleges, provision of student loans and need-based
scholarships and boosting accountability in public universities but the
commission failed to meet the expectations of the bank.
its report, the bank review mission rated implementation progress,
project management and counterpart funding as unsatisfactory for June
2013 while the same aspects were rated moderately unsatisfactory for
After the scathing report of the WB mission,
Executive Director HEC Dr Mukhtar Ahmed responded via letter
No.1-5/HEC/PC(TESP)/2013 agreeing to "redefine" the targets set under
DLI No1, 4, 9, and 7.
Under the Tertiary Education Support
Project (TESP) the World Bank had agreed to provide $300 million to
Government of Pakistan over a period of three years for improvement of
higher education in the country. The loan was to be provided based on
HEC's performance in implementation of certain projects.
Mukhtar said HEC had been going through administrative crisis but now
it has recovered and it is hoped that the commission will meet 20th
November deadline set by the bank to streamline the targets under the
He claimed that HEC had successfully achieved some targets set by the World Bank and overall performance remained satisfactory.
dropping of some targets, we will continue to work with World Bank in
implementing TESP until 2015 and we are hopeful that we will get another
project by the bank after the end of the current one," he said.
educationist and former chairman of HEC Dr Attaur Rehman lamented the
situation, saying the commission had been going through a tough time
during last two years as fake degree holders had been attacking it for
its strong stance on the issue.
"When 200 parliamentarians
with dubious degrees are targeting one institution, its performance
will definitely suffer as it was facing an existential threat," Dr Atta
He said the last PPP government significantly decreased HEC funding which adversely affected the performance of the commission.
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NUML, IIU sign MoU
Islamabad: Geographic proximity between National University of Modern Languages (NUML) and
International Islamic University (IIU) has been translated into an
academic proximity as a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed
between both the universities on Thursday, says a press release.
MOU was signed by the IIU President Dr. Ahmad Yousif A. Al-Draiweesh
and NUML Rector Major General(r) Masood Hasan in a simple but graceful
MoU signature ceremony at IIU. Professor Dr Masoom Yasinzai was also
present at the occasion.
The signing ceremony was
attended by the Registrar Brigadier (r) Saeed Akhtar Malik, Dr Syed Ali
Anwar, Dean Faculty of Near Eastern Languages, Dr Shazra Munnawer, Dean
Faculty of Advanced Integrated Studies and Research, Dr Rashid Ahmed
Khan, Dean Faculty of Management Sciences, Dr Nighat Ahmed, Head of
English Studies Department from NUML, DG Gulzar Ahmed Khawaja, Munawer
Iqbal Gondal, Dean Faculty of Language and Literature, Dr Nabi Bux
Jamani, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Dr Muhammad Sher, Dean Faculty
of Basic and Applied Sciences, Dr Shugufta Haroon, Director Academics
and other officials from IIU.
Speaking at the ceremony,
President Dr. Ahmad Yousif A. Al-Draiweesh said that IIU and NUML are
located close to each other geographically but there was less
interaction between both the institutions in terms of benefiting from
each others strengths and potentials academically. This understanding
has connected us academically and is harbinger to a journey towards
knowledge and research in which we would keep adding other academic
partners from Sadui Arabia, Middle East, International and Western
He said that IIU is about to launch many new
projects including Arabic Language Centre, Faculty of Translation and
International Conferences on different latest trends and NUML would be
our active partners in all these projects. Moreover, to benefit from
each other, exchanges of students, faculty, science research materials,
training and development programes would be carried out, he added.
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90,130 students visit PSF science caravans
Islamabad: More than 90,130 students from 430 schools visited science caravans and
exhibitions during the last year, arranged by Pakistan Science
This is aimed at developing the
skills of students to think and solve every day problems by application
of science and technology in daily life.
capital, 30,500 students from 166 schools visited the exhibition, 28,950
students from 128 schools visited the exhibition in Sindh, 11,500
students from 45 schools visited the exhibition in Punjab, while in
Khyber PakhtoonKhaw, 14,000 students from 67 schools visited the
exhibition and in Balochistan, 5,180 students from 24 schools visited
the exhibition. PSF has also provided computers and lab equipment to
twenty five (25) schools in rural areas of the country. The news
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1.3m AIOU students to create awareness about dengue: VC
Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) would involve its 1.3
million students in creating awareness about the dengue fever and
promote preventive measures, AIOU Vice Chancellor Dr Nazir Ahmed Sangi
said on Tuesday.
Addressing an anti-dengue walk held at the main
campus of the university, he said the university would fulfil its duty
to educate the nation on health-related issues through various
A disease preventive measures guideline and a first aid
programme had been included in the syllabus of matriculation, he added.
He said similar walks and awareness campaigns would be arranged at the
university's campuses in all the four provinces.
The Officer Welfare
Association (OWA) office-bearers led by Muhammad Qasim Haider took part
in the walk. Deans, academicians and senior officers, employees and the
students of the Federal Primary School also participated in the walk.
walk was aimed at spreading awareness among people about dengue and its
preventive measures. Banners and placards about preventive measures of
dengue virus were displayed during the walk.
The walk started from
the university's Academic Block and concluded in front of the
Registrar's Office. Pamphlets inscribed with "be aware of mosquito bite
and learn how to save yourselves" were distributed among the
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