Lahore, Sept 28: University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore has announced October 7 as last date for submission of admission forms for BSc Engineering. The varsity has also announced the results of entrance tests while the sale of prospectus has also been started for admissions. The news
Online form submission: Hundreds of students may miss supplementary exam
Chakwal: Punjab government's new move asking students appearing in the intermediate supplementary examination to send their admission forms online has left hundreds of candidates high and dry, it has been learnt.
The Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) is scheduled to hold the supplementary exam from November 24. But the students, especially in the far-off areas, are very confused as many schools in the district have no internet facility.
Most of the candidates are even not aware of the word 'online' and they are sending their admission forms by post despite the fact that BISE has announced that it would not accept them. "I deposited my fee of Rs1,320 in Habib Bank today and dispatched my forms from the General Post Office. Neither the bank raised any objection nor the form collector at the GPO said anything," said Sadaf, a candidate. BISE has selected some schools in Rawalpindi division from where the students can send their admission forms online but the selected schools in Chakwal district do not have the desired facilities and the heads of some schools are even not aware of the government new move. "We do not have the internet facility and the scanner is also out of order. We have sent complaints to the authorities concerned but to no avail," said Shahida, the headmistress of Government Girls High School No 1.
She was even not aware of the extension in the last date for sending admission forms from September 29 to October 11.
Taj Begum, the headmistress of Government Girls High School No 2, said nobody had informed her about any new policy.
Malik Ijaz, the headmaster of Government High School No 1, Talagang, said their school had the desired facilities for sending admission forms but no candidate had approached them so far.
Government High School No 1 for boys in Chakwal is the only school from where some candidates have sent their forms.
A teacher requesting not to be named termed the government's new policy untimely. "At this time when the students hardly have two months to prepare for the exams, the government has put them in a quandary," he maintained. He said the new policy should have been introduced from annual exams.
On the other hand, students of BA and MA level still send their admission forms by post.
When contacted, Arsalan Cheema, the spokesman for BISE, said they had informed the heads of selected schools. "Government has provided them the facility of internet by constructing modern computer labs," he added.
The executive district officer (education) was not available for comments. Dawn
Lahore: An operational ceremony for 30 walkie-talkie sets along with two base stations and installation of antenna tower, costing Rs 650,000, was held on the Punjab University New Campus in order to improve security arrangements both on the Old and New Campuses on Monday.
Students demo against Aafia sentence
Lahore: A large number of students staging a demonstration on Monday strongly protested against award of sentence to Dr Aafia by a US court and demanded her immediate release.
The demonstration was organised by Insaf Students Federation (ISF), student wing of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) under "Free Dr Aafia Movement" at Liberty Chowk in which students from different universities and colleges participated and raised voice against the injustice. Carrying placards and banners, they also chanted anti-US slogans.
Addressing the protestors, ISF general secretary Farrukh Habib criticized the rulers and said Dr Aafia was sacrificed and added the sentence had exposed the real face of American judicial system.
The protestors demanded of the government to bring back Dr Aafia without making any compromises. The news
Spelling Bee began
Lahore: The Sixth DAWN In Education Spelling Bee Competition begins in Lahore on Tuesday (today).
As many as 153 schools from Lahore region, which includes schools from Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Okara, Sahiwal, Hafizabad, Layyah, Muzaffargarh, Sargodha, Kasur, Kharian, Bahawalpur, Muridke, Daska, Lalamusa, Khanewal and Jhang, are participating in the five-day regional championship round being held at the Alhamra Cultural Complex, Qadhafi Stadium, says a press release.
The competition will be conducted in three age groups. The pool rounds for the 9-11 year age group will be conducted on Sept 28 and 29, for the 12-14 year age group on Sept 29 and 30 and for the 15-17 year age group, the round will be held on Oct 1. The regional championship for all three age groups will be held on Oct 2.
Judges for the competition are provided by the Oxford University Press. Asma Sabir, Uzma Khan, Jehanzeb and Addiha Affraz will be judging the Lahore rounds of the competition. The pronouncers for the competition will be Tanwir Shah and Tehmina Malik.
The competition is being held by the DAWN Media Group in partnership with the US Embassy in Islamabad. The national championship is scheduled to be held on Oct 28 in Islamabad, where the regional champions of the three age groups, from Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad, are going to compete with each other. Dawn