MBA/MPA entry tests at AIOU on 25th
Islamabad, Oct 22: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will hold entry tests for admission in Commonwealth Executive MBA/MPA on October 25 in Jinnah Hall of its main campus and various other campuses in the country.
AIOU has sent call letters to all the eligible students who had applied for admission while the students who would not receive letters up to October 24 have been advised to contact the university.
Tests will be also held in Abbottabad, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, Rahim Yar Khan, Sahiwal and Sargodha simultaneously.Your Comments
HEC starts verification of staff's degrees
Islamabad: After starting the verification process of parliamentarians and public sector universities, faculty members and staff degrees, the HEC finally has decided to clean its own house by sending degrees of its staff in Islamabad and provincial offices to their mother institutions to purge fake degree holders from its ranks According to HEC sources the commission decided to verify the authenticity of its own staff members' academic degrees to give the youth a message to "not involve in such illegal and immoral activities". "Under the directive of HEC Chairman Javed Leghari, staff members working under the HEC are advised to verify their degrees within two weeks and submit the report to the commission," sources said.
According to our report, there are over 1,400 employees working in HEC offices, out of which over 800 are graduates. "All these staff members are advised to verify their educational credentials while lower staff working under grade 7, including peons and other staff are exempted from it," sources said. Talking about the verification process, an HEC official said staff members would be provided a form that was also available on the Internet asking about personal information and academic background.
Universities to verify staff degrees internally
Islamabad: After the fake degree issue of parliamentarians the HEC few months back had asked all 132 public and private sector universities to verify the degrees of their faculty members and staff but now the commission has asked all the universities to conduct the verification process internally and submit their reports to the commission as soon as possible.
According to HEC sources, the commission had earlier written a letter to vice chancellors (VCs) of all the universities, asking them to direct their faculty members and administrative staff, comprising over 16,000 faculty members, and 25,000 other working staff, to submit their degrees for attestation latest by July 15. "This process was too long as there are thousands of faculty members and staff deputed in public sector universities, hence the HEC asked them to conduct internal verification and submit a report to the commission," the sources said. According to the sources, top university administration officials and contractual employees in equivalent positions were also required to submit their degrees for attestation. Sources said it might take months to complete the process, as there were over 25,000 faculty members and staff in different universities and in comparison the strength of "verification staff was thin". Daily times
SSC suppl exams start today
Karachi: The Secondary School Certificate (Supplementary) Science and General groups annual examinations-2010 for both regular and private candidates are beginning on Friday.
According to the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) examination department, around 29,210 candidates, including 24,344 Science and 4,866 General group candidates are taking the exams for whom 99 centers (55 for boys and 44 for girls) have been set up at schools.
An examination reporting center has also been established on the BSEK premises to receive and help resolve the examination-related complaints, a board official said. Dawn
KU announces date for aptitude test
Karachi: Chairperson, Department of Visual Studies, Durriya Kazi has announced that the aptitude test for admission in the Department of Visual Studies has been rescheduled and to be held on Oct 23. The aptitude test will be held from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm beside the Gymnasium. Students should reach the test venue at 11:00 am, she directed. Daily times
Students, teachers of DHA schools honoured
Karachi: Students and teachers of the DHA educational institutions who had delivered distinguished performance in their fields were given awards and honours on Thursday at a ceremony held at the auditorium of Defence Authority Degree College for Women, Phase-VIII, under the aegis of the DHA Education Directorate.
A student of DHA Public School (O&A levels), Nimra Jawed was given honour for securing a 'World Ranking of Top Three for Sociology in the CIE O Level exams, 2009. One Rehama Obaid of the same school was given an award for obtaining 12 As in the O Level exams, 2010, while Saad Ali Shah who secured 11 As in O Level exam also received an award.
At the degree (undergraduate) level exams of the Karachi University for the year 2009, one Ayesha Munir of DHA College For Women Ph was awarded a gold medal for clinching the 1st Position in BA (Pass). Asma Hanif of the same college received an award of distinction for getting 1st position in BSc Examination.
Nimra Arif of DHA College For Women, Ph-VIII, got the coveted award of distinction for obtaining 1st position in the Intermediate General Science Examination of Board of Intermediate Education Karachi. Hira Alvi of the same College was given an award for securing 1st position in the Inter Commerce for the year 2009.
Moreover, teachers of the DHA education institutions were also given certificates and awards for writing articles and reviews for a book entitled 'Teacher as an Icon', which was recently published by the Education Directorate, DHA.
Director Education DHA Brig. (R) Iftikhar Arshad Khan was the chief guest of the function which was termed the 'Day of Achievement'.
Brig Khan stressed upon the need of achieving highest standards of learning and
teaching through knowledge-based education. He said that excellence in all fields of learning was essential to achieve success in life.
He reiterated that knowledge is a potent force which empowers human beings and opens unlimited avenues and vistas of progress and prosperity in life. He urged the students to strive for excellence in learning and to go forth to serve the society with honor and distinction. A large number of teachers, parents and students attended the ceremony. The news