HSSC part-1 exams result announced. 43pc students successful
Rawalpindi, Oct 05: Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education on Monday announced result of Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) part-I examination with success ratio of 43.22 per cent.
Imran Mughal, a student of Cadet College Hassanabdal secured overall first position by obtaining 481 marks, Muhammad Ali Fazal secured second position with 479 marks while Muhammad Akhtar of Military College Upper Topa (Murree) stood third by taking 476 marks.
While briefing the newsperson, Chairman, Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Abdul Hafeez Chaudhary informed that this year, 53,465 students appeared in Intermediate Part-I examination out of which 22,644 students were declared successful.
Three cases of cheating were registered during the examination, 18 students were disqualified while results of 269 was suspended by the Board.
The sources of the Board said that among boy students, students of Cadet College Hassanabdal, Hafiz Muhammad Shoaib Khan obtained first position in Pre-Medical Group by securing 448 marks, Muhammad Adeel Jamal got second position by securing 448 marks while Ali Hassan got third position by taking 446 marks.
Among girl students, student of District Public Higher Secondary School Chakwal, Rabia Afroz secured first position while Nirmal Feroz of Fauji Foundation Higher Secondary School, Kallar Kahar got second position.
In the Pre-Engineering Group, students of Cadet College, Hassanabdal, and Military College, Upper Topa (Murree) secured first, second and third positions respectively.
In the General Science Group, Muhammad Arsalan Shahid a student of Military College, Sarai Alamgir stood first by securing 445 marks.
Muhammad Najeeb Zulfiqar and Sanaullah remained second and third in the General Science Group.
Aroosa Butt of Punjab College got first position among girl students in the General Science Group.Your Comments
Private colleges taking full advantage
Rawalpindi: Taking advantage of the shortage of government colleges for boys in the city, private colleges have increased their fees.
Parents have no other option but to pay high fees, as they have to admit their children in educational institutions for further studies.
In private education institutes, admissions in any class remain open throughout the year, which give a chance to students, who could not get admission in government colleges, to continue their studies. But these colleges are taking full advantage of the situation in Rawalpindi and no concerned authorities are there to check their fee structure.
Mostly boys get admission in private colleges, as there are only four government colleges in Rawalpindi city, which are not enough to accommodate all or major chunk of students.
The parents of the students said that many of them couldn't give education to their children just because they could not afford heavy fees of private colleges. They demanded that more government colleges for boys should be built in Rawalpindi city. They said that if it is not possible immediately at least fee structure of private colleges should be checked and put under control.
Rizwan Shah, a father, said that he tired his best for getting admission for his son in a government college in Rawalpindi but failed in his attempt. He said now he has admitted his son in a private college where he is paying three times high fee as compared to any government college.
Inwar ul Haq, another father, said that his son failed to get admission in government college after passing his matriculation examination. "Now I am not in a position to bear the high fee of private colleges and that's why my son has left getting further education and now learning tailoring at a shop," he said.
"Our leaders don't have time to think and make new policies for the lower middle class of this country and this is the main reason that this class is facing lots of financial issues and committing suicides," he added. The news
Principal-teachers row keeps college shut
Rawalpindi: Academic activities at the Government Degree College for Women, Dhoke Kala Khan, on Monday remained suspended due to a row between the principal and the teaching staff.
A teacher wishing not to be named told this reporter that Principal Mumtaz Liaquat closed the door of the college building to keep away the students and teachers.
About 700 students gathered outside the college and started protesting against the principal who was transferred from the college on the complaint of her staff and the students against her attitude.
The students had to face a great deal of hardship as they were unable to return to their homes in the absence of their transport and remained outside the college gate till their parents arranged their return.
Some of the students said an internal examination for graduation classes scheduled to be held on Monday could not be held as students were denied entry to their classes. The students spoke against their principal and supported the teachers.
"Our teachers went to the director colleges, Rawalpindi division, two weeks back and complained against the principal in writing after which she was transferred. However, she returned to the office on Monday saying she had obtained a stay order from the high court against her transfer," said a student of intermediate level.
The principal was transferred after a committee comprising the heads of three women colleges - Satellite Town, Viqarun Nisa and F-Block - in their inquiry report submitted to the higher education authorities established that the complaints against Ms Liaquat were not baseless, said a teacher standing outside the college with the students.
The teaching and non-teaching staff of the college had complained to the administration of colleges that the principal often lost temper over petty issues and misbehaved with the lower staff.
When contacted, Director Colleges Dr Mohammad Ashraf confirmed the incident and termed it an offshoot of 'discomfort' between the principal and her staff. He said the district officer (colleges) in his report had said teaching activity at the college could not take place owing to the behaviour of the principal.
The director said it seemed that the row would not die down soon, as the court had stopped the department from transferring the principal till October 25, the next date of hearing on the petition filed by the principal.
Dr Ashraf said the only option available with the administration was to move the high court requesting for vacating the stay as early as possible otherwise no education activity could take place in the college.
"The teachers and students are not ready to accept the principal and their concerns have been established by the departmental inquiry," he added.
Despite repeated attempts, the college principal could not be contacted for comments. Dawn
IIU convocation on October 7
Islamabad: The 8th convocation of the International Islamic University (IIU) will be held here on October 7.
Two thousand and three hundred graduates of the university from September 2008 to August 2009 will get their degrees while 37 Gold medals and 3 PhD degrees will also given during the Convocation. Gulzar Ahmed Khawaja Chairman Convocation Management Committee and Director Academic Planning and Coordination (APC) of the University announced this on Monday. However, a Press Conference in this connection scheduled to be held today (Tuesday) has been cancelled.
Meanwhile, the IIU distributed relief at Basti Ali and Basti Dhakki of Dera Ismail Khan and Bakhar. A team from the university distributed relief goods to over 200 families of those villages, which were badly damaged by the flood in River Indus.
In Bhakkar a delegation of local notables led by Iqbal Ghuncha Advocate also called on the IIU delegation and appreciated universities' effort for flood affectees.
Beaconiite secures 18 As in 'O' level exams
Islamabad: A very modest, Ibrahim Shahid, a student of Beaconhouse School System, Boys Branch, Margallah Campus, has come into limelight as he has secured 18 As in the recently announced O Level Exams.
This is the first time any student has attempted 21 subjects in O Level Exams and secured 18 As in it. Ibrahim Shahid is the son of an educationist, Shahid Anwar, who is a lecturer in FAST University.
Ibrahim said that his friends motivated him to appear in multiple subjects and of course he couldn't deny the fact that this idea came from the achievement by Ali Moeen Nawazish, who is notable for being the only person in the world to take 23 As in A Level exams. He said that his friends were confidant that he would definitely make it big in the O Level exams, as he was the best student around. Although it was tough for his parents as his father was a salaried person but they encouraged him to take up all the 21 exams and then excelling in 18 subjects. Some subjects in which he appeared were Sociology, World Geography, World History, Travel and Tourism, Adittional Mathematics, Human and Social Biology and Economics besides other compulsory subjects.
Ibrahim Shahid is not only an extraordinary student, but he also takes part in other extra-curricular activities with the same dedication and enthusiasm. He took part in Model United Nation in which the won the awards of best delegates and outstanding diplomacies. He has also done parliantary style debates, tree plantations with CDA, Member of Student Council and has been the President of Science Society and President of Environmental Society. Sometimes he plays a tune or two on his guitar in his spare time and enjoys volleyball and football in school.
While revealing about his methodology on studying, he said that he just focused on the subjects with consistency and the result is in front f everybody. "One has to concentrate on good revision schedule and there would be no problem in studying then. The most important thing is that don't let anyone say to you that you can't do it. If there is a will then there is a way," he said.
Ibrahim feels that his generation can take Pakistan to the next level. "First one has to change oneself and then the others would follow. We can show the world that we are not only the best students in Pakistan but we are also love our environment and know how to take care of it," he said.
Beaconhouse School System, Boys Branch, Margalla Campus Headmistress Mrs. Mehr Asad said that she congratulates Ibrahim on his achievement and the credit of this brilliant result goes to the hardworking and dedicated teachers.
Germany donates 400 books to QAU institute
Islamabad: The Federal Republic of Germany has extended its support to Pakistani universities, particularly Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), in the field of research on ancient civilisations under the Taxila Institute of Ancient Civilisations (TIAC).
This was stated by German Ambassador to Pakistan Michael Koch in a ceremony at the Islamabad Club here on Monday.
The German government has provided more than 400 books to the library of Taxila Institute of Ancient Civilisations, Quaid-i-Azam University, in the first phase of collaboration. He said that the German government is keen to provide a grant of about Rs45 million to the institute for research on ancient civilisations.
In his address, Michael Koch said that Germany gives importance to Pakistan as it is a centre of different civilisations. "That's why the German government thought to join hands with the TIAC to promote research on ancient civilisations."
Earlier, QAU Vice Chancellor Dr. Masoom Yasinzai highlighted the contributions of the university in the field of research. He said that the university is highly ranked in international institutions of research. He also unveiled the future plans of the university, which include establishment of a school of law and starting a four-year honours programme.
Dr. Sohail Naqvi, executive director of the Higher Education Commission, also spoke on the occasion and appreciated the collaboration of the German embassy with the QAU in the field of research. He termed Pakistan as a hub of different cultures and civilisations.
Later, TIAC Director Professor Dr. Ashraf thanked the German ambassador for the cooperation in the field of research. The news
A bazaar of books for everybody
Rawalpindi: On Sundays the pavements on the Bank Road, Haider Road and Kashmir Road turn into a bazaar of old books, clothes, rugs, and scores of other wares, giving a festive look to one of the oldest markets in the city.
As the main shops are closed, the traders spread out their wares wherever they can find space on footpaths.
The stalls of old books dominate the bazaar as for the last 30 years Saddar turns into a market of used books on Sundays.
Now the others have also joined to add colour to the market, including hand-me-down garments, paints, jackets, T-shirts, children wear, curtains, quilts, quilted bedcovers, blankets, and rugs.
The book lovers of every age group from students to professionals frequently visit these stalls. Housewives browse books on fiction, recipes, interior decoration, and floral craft.
The books are crammed in every available space, on the stalls and the footpaths. One can easily find classics from the English and American literature, and a plethora of novels, from the whodunit to romantic.
On one side are books on Islam, Christianity, Buddhism and other religions. The books on Islam, mostly in Urdu, dominate the bookstalls. The old book shops also keep a wide range of books on engineering, medical sciences, and computers as they are in demand by students.
"One can find good books here. Prices are low. That's why I like to come here on Sundays. New books are too expensive," said Babar Shahzad, a teacher.
Abbas Khan, a government servant, also visits Saddar on Sundays in search of old but good books. For him, the old books were also becoming costly, but the lure of finding 'rare books' is too much to miss the trove.
"It is a heaven for students. We buy old textbooks and some books for reference," said Yasir Majeed, a student of the medical college. He said he was a regular visitor of this bazaar for the last 10 years. He said though the internet provided a lot of information, it could not replace book reading. Fiqa Naseem, a housewife, visits Saddar on Sundays with her husband and children. She looks out for magazines and her husband books on marketing and computers. Dawn
NIP issues placement letter to 3,800
Islamabad: National Internship Programme (NIP) has issued the placement letters to 3,800 intending candidates of 6th Batch 2010.
An NIP official told APP on Monday that, as many applicants have received their placement letters all over the country including Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Fata. He said that the induction process of 6th batch has been completed.
Explaining the reasons for delay in issuance of placement letters, he said that the reason was shortage of staff with the management of NIP and verification of degrees and other documents from Higher Education Commission (HEC). He said that the application for batch 2010 would soon be invited in print media.
In 2009 batch which was ended in the month of July and we have to achieve our 33,000 target including far-flung areas like Fata, Gilgit and Beltistan.
Special Programme of Haqoq-e-Balochistan where we have to issue 304 induction letters after the HEC and Nadra verification to the Balochistan government.
"NIP programme is designed for the benefit of young unemployed postgraduates and graduates all over the country, who have completed sixteen years of education from recognised universities or degree awarding institutions including external candidates," he informed. The news