HSSC exams: Pindi board to receive forms till Oct 11
Rawalpindi, Sept 25: Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) has extended the date for submitting examination forms for Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) supplementary examinations from September 29 to October 11 with regular fees.
The Rawalpindi BISE will receive forms online for the supplementary examination starting from November 24 as the facility has been set up at every government schools, said a statement issued by the board's spokesman.
The candidates will submit their examination forms with single fee till October 11, with two times fee till October 18 and with three times higher charges till October 22.
From this year onward the board will receive online examination forms only as the candidates can submit their forms in every nearby government schools. The BISE will not accept examination forms through post. DawnYour Comments
UAAR completes admissions under new criteria
Rawalpindi: The Pir Mehr Ali Shah-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) has completed its admissions for different degree programmes offered by various faculties and institutes.
The university changed its admission criteria for the first time since its inception from entry test to the principle of last degree's percentage and the university management granted admissions in all programmes accordingly, except for PhD and MPhil degrees for which the HEC criterion is followed.
The new criterion adopted by the university is highly appreciated by the candidates for admission as well as their parents.
The university extended its degree programmes through addition of MSc Education and MPhil degrees in Education, Statistic and Management Sciences. To provide equal opportunities for education to underprivileged segment of society, the university kept its traditions and allocated an amount of Rs9 million for University Financial Assistance Programme in its budget of fiscal year 2010-11.
The university is also in the process to automate its various functions performed by different departments to carry out the day-to-day activities. The news
AIOU starts mailing books for autumn
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will start mailing books to the students for the Autumn Semester, 2010 today and within 45 days 90% mailing of books would be completed.
Prof Dr Nazir Ahmed Sangi, Vice-Chancellor AIOU inaugurated the process and said that their priority was to facilitate the students. At first books would be sent to twenty six thousand students by post and then to thirty thousand enrolled in B.Ed.
Dr Sangi said that efforts to minimize the duration of mailing books have been made which will result in increased study duration. Daily times
Educational activities start in 2,970 flood-hit schools
Lahore: School Education secretary Muhammad Aslam Kamboh has said that educational activities have been started in almost 2,970 schools in the flood-hit areas besides ensuring the provision of free books to 586,000 students.
After his special visit to flood affected areas on the directive of Punjab chief minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif here on Friday, the secretary said that he had special meetings with DCOs and EDOs (Education) concerned to ensure the smooth functioning of the schools in flooded areas.
He said that educational activities had been started almost in all schools, except seven or eight. In the flooded areas, as many as 2,082 schools serving as relief camps for IDPs had now been evacuated for the students, he said. For the students of schools which had completely collapsed, classes had been started in mosques, under trees or at other alternative places.
Appreciating the performance of teachers, Aslam Kamboh stated that, despite domestic and financial problems, they were doing their duty with national spirit.
Their attendance in respective schools was 100 per cent, he said and added that the situation was quite pleasant because, instead of depression, they were doing their job with new zeal and professional enthusiasm, he added.
Fumigation in flood-hit districts: The Punjab Health Department is carrying out insecticidal spray campaign in the flood-hit districts to control malaria and other diseases. For this purpose, 90 squads, consisting of 550 officials, are taking part to complete the task.
The medical teams of the Health Department are conducting blood screening of women and children as well as vaccination of the people in affected areas.
In DG Khan, Rajanpur, Layyah, Muzaffargarh, Mianwali and Rahimyar Khan districts, door-to-door residual spray is being conducted and germicide chemicals are being poured into the stagnant waters and ponds.
UVAS signed MoU with PDDC
Lahore: A memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been inked between the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) and Pakistan Dairy Development Company (PDDC).
The MoU is aimed to pursue a programme of research and technical collaboration in the field of dairy sector for improving quality and quantity of milk production to alleviate the poverty and boost the national economy.
The MOU was signed by UVAS Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz and Chief Executive PDDC Mian Mazhar Watto Ahmad during a signing ceremony on Friday.
The purpose of the MOU is to introduce best dairy practices of leading dairy countries in the world and to bring "The White Revolution /Doodh Darya" in Pakistan to increase employment and incomes of small and medium farmers especially women dairy farmers of remote rural areas. The news