BISE starts online admission process
Rawalpindi, Sept 29: Banning the direct or by post receipt of admission forms - the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Rawalpindi has asked the intending candidates of supplementary examinations to submit admission forms online at designated IT centres.
BISE Rawalpindi Chairman Chaudhary Abdul Hafeez told this agency that the board has computerised its system of submitting admission forms; application for rechecking, registration forms etc. in light of the directives received from the Punjab government.
In district Rawalpindi registered schools have been designated, as IT centres and authorised to receive admission forms. Candidates should now onward submit admission forms online and manual submission would not be accepted, he said adding admission forms received by post would be returned to the relevant candidates.
All the applicants have been directed to download all kinds of forms from the relevant IT Centre and deposit the fee in the relevant bank and after authentication the forms should be deposited in relevant IT Centre. The BISE would pay Rs25 per form to the concerned IT Centre, he concluded.
HEC finally extends dates of recognising published articles
Islamabad: The continued struggle of Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Associations (FAPUASA) finally succeeded in persuading Higher Education Commission to extend the dates of recognising articles published in X-, Y- and Z-categories of Pakistani journals till June 30, 2011 for appointments.
Earlier, the HEC had stopped recognising these journals from June 30, 2010. The HEC officials headed by Executive Director Dr Suhail Naqvi agreed to the proposal in a meeting with FAPUASA office-bearers held in the commission. Karachi University Teachers Association representatives participated through video conferencing. FAPUASA President Dr. Mahr Saeed Akhtar headed the teachers' team.
The HEC also agreed to revoke the previous policy of considering publications for which acceptance editors had issued letters. The previous vice-chancellor discontinued the practice of admitting publications for which acceptance letters had been issued last year. HEC promised to send a circular in this respect next week. HEC said that it is not opposed to promotions of stuck-up cases but the concerned universities themselves will take a decision to that affect.
FAPUASA General-Secretary Prof. Kaleemullah Breach said that if HEC did not accept its demands and the government did not release the funds, FAPUASA will observe the Teachers Salam Day on October 5 as Black Day for which a strike call had already been given.
A scene was created when Dr. Naqvi left the venue on the pretext of some other engagement. On this, the KUTA teachers condemned Naqvi who despite getting complete support of FAPUASA on the HEC demand of raising funds was not prepared to listen to the grievances of the teaching community. The FAPUASA president also supported the Karachi University's stand.
Meanwhile, some faculty members of QAU criticised Fouzia Wahab, spokesperson of PPP, who in a televised discussion had stated that teachers need no pay increases as they are getting salaries of Rs200,000 to 250,000. They said that it is only the faculty on Tenure Track System, a few per cent, in the state-run universities, which is being paid hefty amounts by HEC despite floods and severe economic crunch the country is facing. They said that some universities have not a single teacher on TTS. They asked the MNA to correct her figures before making such statements. The news
Canteens at educational institutions unhygienic
Islamabad: Unhygienic canteens in educational institutions of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi are posing health hazards due to lukewarm attitude of the concerned authorities.
More than 400 educational Institutions are operating in twin cities with most of these institutions' canteens seen selling unhygienic food items while also fleecing the students.
Most of the students at lunch time throng the little canteens, choosing to buy sugar-coated donuts, chocolate brownies and packets of crisps and then wash the poor "excuse for a lunch" down with cold tea or coffee.
Canteens are now stocking up on more junk food than ever before, goading students into buying and eating an unhealthy assortment of high-salt, high-sugar and high-calorie food.
Even as branches of popular bakeries and coffee shops now operate from the campuses of `elite' schools, wholesome rice and vegetable meals at the canteen have been replaced by pizza, sandwiches and desserts that children indulge in during lunch and snack breaks. Health experts points out that skipping breakfast and then stuffing the tummy with unhealthy snacks does even bigger damage. app
Hazrat Maryam Block opened at IIUI
Islamabad: Prof. Fateh Muhammad Malik, Rector of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), inaugurated a newly-constructed Hazrat Maryam Block at female campus of the university.
Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui President IIU, Parveen Qadir Agha, Vice President IIU, faculty members, administrative officers and a large number of students were also present on the occasion.
Prof. Fateh Muhammad Malik while speaking on the occasion said that the construction of the new block increased the space for female students. In addition to class rooms there were laboratories too, which have latest facilities at this block.
Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui said that they are determined to provide state-of-the-art facilities to the students especially female students. He said that a gymnasium for female students was also under construction and would be inaugurated soon. He hoped that three more female hostels would be constructed as and when funds were released by the government, as promised by the prime minister at last convocation of the university.
Parveen Qadir Agha said that foundation of the block was laid by Dr. Anwar Siddiqui thirty months back and he himself was able to see the block completed. Dr. Ehsanullah Khan, Dean Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences, also addressed the gathering. The news
Intel distributing PCs in capital colleges
Islamabad: Intel Pakistan Corporation is on its way to make a donation of 4,000 PCs to schools and colleges as part of Intel's World Ahead Programme.
The Intel World Ahead Programme aims to enhance lives by accelerating access to technology for everyone, everywhere. Focused on developing communities, it integrates and extends its efforts to use technology to help improve students' lives and economies.
Intel Pakistan Corporation has extended this program to a majority of government schools, including federal government colleges for girls and boys and model colleges in Islamabad. Focusing on students, the PCs have also been donated to Islamabad Model College for Boys F-8/4 recently. Daily times
ICAS seminar on admission to Yale College
Islamabad: Islamabad College of Arts and Science (ICAS) held a seminar here on Tuesday on admissions and education prospects as well as financial aid policies at the renowned Ivy League Yale College in the chairing of Dr Amin Abdul Malik Gonzalez, Associate Director, Undergraduate Admissions, Yale College.,
Guidance Counselor Ms Flora Mahmood and Senior Principal Ms Iram Naqvi coordinated the event organised at ICAS while Director Nusrat Tahir was also present on the occasion. O and A levels students from ICAS and students from Beaconhouse Rawalpindi, Beaconhouse Margalla Campus, Beaconhouse Girl's Branch, Headstart, Frobels, and Saint Mary's Institute also attended the event.
Introducing the students to a plethora of views and ideas towards undergraduate admissions at Yale, Dr Gonzalez gave an idea of what studying in USA meant and the many hurdles that would be faced but the many bounties that lay in wait. This was followed by a general question and answer session for all the students.
The invited guests were also given a short visit of ICAS. They also met the top-tier applicants from good schools, who are interested and qualified in applying to Ivy League institutions. Daily times