Topper was not among position holders
Lahore, Sep 14: Keeping up with its tradition of error-based result, the Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore on Sunday rectified error in result of a candidate who subsequently was declared first in the Humanities Group (Among Girls) in the Intermediate Annual Examination 2011.
The result of intermediate exam was announced on Saturday and a prize distribution ceremony was also held for the toppers, which was missed by Sara Abbas (Roll No 530020), a student of Mansoorah Model Intermediate College for Girls as then her marks were only 891 and she did not fall in category of toppers.
The toppers were: Sara Zahid of the Ghazali College for Women, Township, first with 940 marks, Sadia Arshad, a private candidate, second with 933 marks and Neelam Shah of the Govt Degree College for Women, Kot Radha Kishan (Kasur), third with 917 marks. However, after the error was rectified on Sunday, Sara Abbas s total marks became 955 and she ultimately clinched the first position in the Humanities Group (among girls). Subsequently, the candidate who was earlier on first position in this group became second and the second became third while the candidate who was thought to have secured third position had to be dropped from the list of toppers by the efficient BISE authorities.
Sara Abbas had raised serious concern over low marks in the subject of Education through the media and had claimed that she could never imagine to secure just 29 marks out of 100 in the subject in Part-II as in Part-I she had secured 88 marks in the same subject out of 100. When the BISE authorities rechecked result of Sara Abbas on Sunday it was found that she had actually scored 93 marks instead of 29 in the subject of Education. A statement issued by the BISE claimed that it was a computer error which had been rectified. A spokesman for the BISE said a special ceremony was held at the board office on Sunday in which the candidate was awarded a gold medal, Rs 20,000 cash prize and a certificate by board chairman Prof Dr Muhammad Akram Kashmiri.
It is important to note that the BISE management had immediately suspended computer in-charge, Mian Tariq, while an inquiry, headed by DPI (Secondary Education) Mian Abdul Haq, has also been launched.
This is not first incident in the history of the BISE Lahore as early in 2009 during the tenure of the same chairman of the board, the Punjab government had to face embarrassment when a private candidate, Syed Hasan Raza Kazmi, who had secured 914 marks, was awarded third position in Intermediate Exam s Commerce Group (among boys) despite the fact that in the group, a student, Mohsin Hassan, of the Punjab College of Commerce had secured 915 marks. A special ceremony was organised at that time too after the actual prize distribution ceremony in which the BISE authorities admitted the mistake and awarded the prize to the eligible candidate.
It is not hard to imagine what the innocent students and their parents might have faced owing to change in positions as the BISE would have to withdraw prizes it awarded to the candidate who had secured third position in the recent intermediate exam. Academic circles argue that if the BISE authorities were not sure of error-free result, they must not declare the same saying the recent episode also created strong doubts about the entire result announced by the board.
Separately, the stakeholders demand the chief minister to get rid of inefficient and incompetent officials, from top to bottom, once for all in order to avoid any embarrassment in the future. When contacted, Punjab Education Minister Mian Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman, who was also the chief guest at the Saturday s prize distribution ceremony, said that he had sought a detailed explanation from the BISE management. He said he had asked Higher Education Secretary Haseeb Athar to hold an inquiry into the incident and submit a report to him within three days. The news
Faulty results: students rush at BISE continues
Lahore: A large number of candidates of Intermediate annual examination for 2011 continued to stand in long queues at Lahore board on Tuesday as they had come for the rectification of mistakes in their result cards as well as check the status of their late results.
Though the board administration said it had cleared results and rectified mistakes of some 8,000 students, sources claimed that results of more than 15,000 candidates were still stuck.
Talking to media persons, the visiting candidates and their parents said one issue was the RL status while many others were facing mistakes in result cards. Citing examples, they said, candidates' marks were found changed when a result card was compared to the card of the same candidate downloaded from board's website next day.
They said computer errors showed at one time marks as 50 or 100 and next time the website showed marks as 52 and 102, respectively. In other cases, marks of different subjects were found intermingled.
Lahore Board Chairman Prof Dr Akram Kashmiri, however, claimed the number of 'incomplete or faulty' results was quite low. He said all results would be cleared within two days. Dawn
Private candidates shine in Multan board
Multan: Private candidates secured top positions in the intermediate annual examination 2011 here on Saturday.
Declaring the results, Controller Examination Prof Muhammad Akbar Chaudhry said that 33,466 candidates, out of total 66,765, were declared successful. The pass percentage was 50.12. Only three candidates of government schools were among 39 position holders.
The three position holders from government schools included Quratul Ain of Govt Degree College for Women Mian Channu (Roll No 501796, 986 marks) and Nida Anbreen of Government Degree College for Women Jalalpur Pirwala (Roll No 512102, 959 marks). Muhammad Imran of Higher Secondary School Qaboola (Roll No 516358, 922 marks) secured the third position. Misbah Mushtaq of Punjab College for Women Multan (Roll No 107369) secured overall top position with 1034 marks. She was awarded a brand new P4 computer, a gold medal and Rs 20,000 cash prize.
Arooba Safeer of Punjab College for Women Multan (Roll No 106721) and Usman Sabir of Rise College of Science for Boys Multan (Roll No 105298) shared the second position with 1025 marks. They received Rs 15,000 and a silver medal each. Ayesha Ikram of The Hawk Higher Secondary School, Khanewal (Roll No 100263) and Muslim Raza of Punjab College of Information Technology Multan (Roll No 107734) shared the third position with 1024 marks. They claimed Rs 10,000 and appreciation certificate each.
Pre-Medical Group (Boys): Muhammad Rizwanullah secured the first position with 1019 marks, Ali Hussain stood second with 1016 marks while Muhammad Babar Mushtaq and Muhammad Sajid Qasim shared the third position with 1014 marks.
Pre-Medical Group (Girls): Misbah Mushtaq (1034 marks), Arooba Safeer (1025 marks) and Ayesha Ikram (1024 marks) were the position holders.
Pre-Engineering Group (Boys): Usman Sabir (1025 marks) secured the first position. Muslim Raza (1024 marks) was second while Hafiz Muhammad Taimoor and Muhammad Masood Arshad shared the third position with 1023 marks.
Pre-Engineering Group (Girls): Raiha Hussain (1011 marks) secured the first position. Saira Arshad (1004) stood second while and Aneeqa Sikandar (992 marks) was at the third place.
General Science Group (Boys): Abbas Hussain (992 marks) secured the first position. Luqman Abdullah (933 marks) got the second position while Muhammad Adil Akbar and Mughees Ahmad Mirza shared the third position with 927 marks.
General Science Group (Girls): Hafiza Nayab Ayesha (980 marks) secured the first position. Hajra Tariq (979 marks) and Sahar Noor (953 marks) secured the second and third positions respectively.
Commerce Group (Boys): Muhammad Ali Asghar (969 marks) got the first position. Iftikhar Ahmad (952 marks) was the second place while Sherjeel Ahmad (951 marks) secured the third position.
Commerce Group (Girls): Aroosa Kanwal (980 marks), Aroosa Nisar (958 marks) and Sidra Mustansar (956 marks) were the position holders.
Humanities Group (Boys): Muhammad Usman (936 marks) got the first position. Mubashar Islam (931 marks) and Muhammad Imran (922 marks) secured the second and third positions respectively.
Humanities Group (Girls): Quratul Ain (986 marks) secured the first position. Nida Anbreen (959 marks) and Rahat Bashir (951 marks) secured the second and third positions respectively. The news
UET conducts entry test for admission in engineering
Lahore: A combined entry test for admission in engineering institutions for undergraduate programmes across Punjab was conducted by the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) on Sunday.
41,000 candidates were expected to appear for examination, however, at least 10 to 15 percent students opted out of it at the last moment because of weak performances in intermediate exams, the results of which were declared on Saturday.
The entry test was held at UET Lahore, UET Taxila, BZU Engineering College Multan, Islamia University Bahawalpur, NFC Institute of Engineering Research and Fertilizer Faisalabad, University of Gujrat, Siddeeq Public School Satellite Town Rawalpindi, NED University of Engineering and Technology Karachi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar and Serena Hotel Quetta simultaneously.
KEMU to start accepting admissions twice a year
Lahore: The King Edward Medical University administration is accepting admissions twice a year in the MS and MD programmes despite having a total of more than 660 PG trainees in the institute, which is already in excess of the number laid down by the PMDC.
According to a YDA handout issued on Saturday, the twice-yearly admissions would not only lead to the deterioration of the standard of PG training, but would also lead to an increase in the number of unpaid doctors in the institute. The increase in the number of trainees would also burden the student hostels.
YDA Pakistan office bearers Dr Rana Sohail, Dr Salman Kazmi, Dr Talha Sherwani, Dr Ghulam Qasim, Dr Aslam Rao, Dr Murtiza Blooch, Dr Talha Saad and Dr Mohammad Khawar Khan have demanded the KEMU vice chancellors to not change the policy of yearly admissions in the MS, MD programmes and to follow the pattern of PGMI for admissions so that merit could be upheld in KEMU.
YDA has appealed to the Punjab chief minister and the Punjab health secretary to take notice of the matter.
Punjab government to set up four new universities for women
Lahore: Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) Chairman Raja Anwar announced that the Punjab government would set up four new universities for women in the districts of Faisalabad, Sialkot, Multan and Bahawalpur to provide state-of-the-art educational and research facilities to female students. A sum of Rs 1.5 billion has been earmarked for this purpose in the current budget, he said. He said this while addressing a ten-member women delegation of government teachers who called on him at his office on Sunday. While talking to the delegation, Anwar told them about the various educational initiatives of the Punjab government and maintained that the government's first priority was to promote education across the province. He informed that a total of Rs 13 billion was being spent on various welfare projects aimed at women empowerment. "It is expected that these projects would strengthen women and they will be able to play their due role in society," he said. Anwar urged the teachers to give special attention to the aspect of character building of the students so that Pakistan could be led by educated and true leadership which could improve the national image of Pakistan in the comity of nations with their dedication and hardwork. The delegation of teachers was headed by Salma Ahmad. Daily times