AIOU exams from November 4
Islamabad, Oct 23: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has scheduled Semester Spring 2010 Examination for PT/CT/ATTC and BEd programmes from November 4.
This was announced by Controller of Examinations AIOU, Hafeez Ullah that the roll number slips have been dispatched to all the eligible enrolled students at their given address by Postal Mail Service.
All those student who may not receive their roll number slip up to November 1, are advised to contact the nearest regional offices or superintendent (Teacher Education Section) Examination Department at main campus of the University personally to get the duplicate roll number slip.
For issuance of duplicate roll no slip students are required to bring two passport size photographs duly attested by the gazetted officer. To facilitate the student, the roll number slip is also available at web site www.aiou edu.pk of the university.Your Comments
PVTC students future at stake
Lahore: The future of Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC) students enrolled in Clinical Assistant Course is at stake as they have been denied training facility by the Services Hospital.
Medical Superintendent (MS) Services Hospital, Dr M Javed, claims that the facility has been withdrawn following instructions of the Punjab Health Department. However, other hospitals, including Mayo and Ganga Ram Hospitals, have denied receiving any such instructions from the department.
A number of students enrolled at PVTC's Vocational Training Institute (VTI), Shadman, said they had covered theoretical part of the clinical assistant course from their institute and groups of different students were referred to various hospitals for six-month practical training as integral part of the course.
They said the students sent to Services Hospital had recently been denied the training without any reason and had been asked not to come to the hospital. They further said they and their parents were quite upset as their future was hanging in balance owing to abrupt move of the hospital authorities.
The students said they had contacted the PVTC management and had been assured of full cooperation. The father of student said it was unfortunate that, after completing 8 months theoretical course and months long training at the Services Hospital, the students had been barred from completing 6 months mandatory training by the hospital. He said the Punjab government should take notice of the situation and take action against those creating problems and putting students' future at stake.
According to PVTC officials, the case for affiliation of Clinical Assistant Course with the Punjab Medical Faculty was in process. However, they added, the Health Department had already directed that the pass-outs of the said course be given preference in appointment in the department in certain fields. They said that the Punjab Medical Faculty had studied the system and had recommended to recognize the course on July 6.
They said that, keeping in view the demand and shortage of qualified clinical assistants, the PVTC, on the directions of Punjab government, had started Clinical Assistant Course in one of its VTIs in 1999. Presently, the course was being offered in almost 30 VTIs across the province.
It is pertinent to mention that, on October 21, PVTC general manager Sajid Naseer Khan also wrote to Punjab Medical Faculty secretary and informed that the Services Hospital medical superintendent was reluctant to provide training facility to the students of the Clinical Assistant Course.
Mayo Hospital MS Dr Zahid Pervaiz said the hospital had not received any instructions from the Punjab Health Department to stop offering training opportunities to the PVTC students. Similarly, Ganga Ram Hospital MS Dr Ijaz Sheikh was of the same view. We could not reach Health secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad despite sending him an SMS and making several attempts to get him on his cell phone.
BEC students hold fundraiser for flood victims
Rawalpindi: Students of the Beaconhouse Educational Complex (BEC), located near motorway interchange, organised a lively fundraising festival here on Friday for the rehabilitation of flood victims.
All stalls of food, trick games, basketball games and gaming competition were organised by students with help and guidance from their teachers. BEC Principal Sehar Sultana Majeed said that this is the first time that students have taken charge of each and every thing and teachers and administration only facilitated them.
"Female students have made bakery items in their homes with the help of their mothers and kept them at their stalls. Cakes, pastries, biscuits, 'biryani', 'haleem', pasta, pizza are among many items kept at these stalls. All proceeds will be donated for the rehabilitation of flood victims. Students know how to help the flood-affected people and they have done it their own way. Students of today are very sensitive and highly motivated to help people who are in dire need," she said.
BEC 'O' Level Branch Headmistress Dr. Shagufta Minhaj said that the Beaconhouse School System has always been in the forefront in helping the people in need. "In 2005, we went to the earthquake-affected areas and helped the victims in every possible way.
We only need to channelise students in a more positive and productive way. The students of today are more patriotic and more concerned about their brethren, who have suffered at the hands of this natural disaster," she said.
Song dedication, jail confinement, ball throwing games and dances of horses on 'dholak' and 'bhangra thaap' were some of the major attractions at the event. It is worth mentioning here the presence of some cricketers added attraction to the event. Imran Nazir, Masood Anwar, Shakeel Ahmed and Waseemullah Khan attracted a large crowd, as students are their biggest fans and they all gathered around them for their autographs and snapshots. The news