Girls outshine boys in UoP's BA/BSc result
Peshawar, Sep 15: Girls clinched all the top positions in Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) annual examination 2012 conducted by the University of Peshawar (UoP).
UoP Controller Examinations Dr Rasheed Khan declared the result at a press conference. UoP Acting Vice-Chancellor Dr Qibla Ayaz and others were also present on the occasion.
According to the results, 19,784 students appeared in the examination and 8,054 were declared successful, representing a pass percentage of 40.71.
The students of Jinnah College for Women, University of Peshawar, bagged the top three positions in the BSc examination. Sidra Saeed Qazi stood first by getting 493 marks. Zaiba Said and Hira Iqbal Siddiqui obtained second and third by securing 490 and 483 marks, respectively.
Mariam Ali of the Army Burn Hall College took first position by obtaining 431 marks in BA examination. Sidra Shaheen and Zonaira Akbar of the same college got second and third position by getting 429 and 422 marks, respectively.
Qibla Ayaz gave away certificates and prizes to the successful students. He announced providing free education to all the position holders. The news
Fee concession issue: Peshawar BISE cancels registration of schools
Peshawar: Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Peshawar, on Friday revoked registration of two elite schools for not implementing decision of giving half fee concession to siblings.
The decision has been taken by the board of directors established under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Registration and Functioning of Private Educational Institution Ordinance 2001, said a notification issued by the BISE here on Friday.
Peshawar BISE chairman Dr Mohammad Shafi Afridi told Dawn that registration of various branches of Beaconhouse School System in University Town, Hayatabad, Peshawar Cantonment and Jamrud Road, and The City School's senior branch in University Town was suspended for not giving half fee concession to siblings studying in same private educational institutions.
He said that the decision has been taken unanimously by all 22 members of the board of the regulatory authority.
Under the Education Code 1935, it is binding on private educational institutions to charge half fee from brothers and sisters.
In this connection a notification was issued in July 2007 which states: "When two or more real brothers and sisters attend the same school or different schools in the province only the brother or sister in the higher class of a school should be required to pay the full rate of fee. The fee payable by other brothers and sisters should not exceed half of the ordinary rates."
The private schools then challenged this notification in the court, which rejected their plea. The judgment was delivered by a two-member bench of the high court on Feb 1, 2011.
The bench had dismissed some writ petitions filed by leading private schools and declared as legal the notifications which made it binding on them to extend fee concession to siblings studying in same school. The BISE chairman, who is also head of the regulatory authority, said that he had issued several notices to these schools, but they didn't implement the decision of half fee in their educational institutions
IIUI staff banned from interacting with media
Islamabad: After a series of scandals highlighted by media, the management of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) has banned faculty members and staff from interacting with mediapersons.
A circular in this regard has been issued by the management in which all the staff has been instructed to desist from giving any information or statement to mediaperson, Dawn has learnt.
According to sources, for the last couple of months the university has been strewn with a number of scandals which have been highlighted by the media. The media brought to the fore the adhocism with which the institute of higher education is being run by the management as the university could not get a fulltime rector and president in one and half years. That is why the university has been in the grip of a number of problems.
A faculty member of the university requesting not to be identified said that this year a case regarding sexual harassment was highlighted in the media which tarnished the image of the university.
"Then faculty members started leaving the university because of grouping and internal politics in the university. Although most of the senior faculty members have been working in other institutes and non-governmental organisation but when junior teachers start teaching in academies they seek explanation from them," he said.
"Because of internal politics a head of a department had to bow to the pressure of some faculty members and surrendered his post," he said.
An officer of the university on condition of anonymity said that a recent inquiry by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) into the embezzlement in purchase of fuel from 1984 to 2008 by transport section has badly disturbed the management because there are a number of officers who were allegedly involved in over-billing of fuel.
"They feared that federal (FIA) and other investigation agencies can also start looking into the issues," he said.
Meanwhile, Officers Welfare Association in a meeting, reportedly on the instructions of the management, on Thursday demanded that issues of university should not be published in press.
Participants of meeting said that the IIUI administration was competent, honest and forward looking. The meeting especially pointed out that whole procedure of purchase and procurement of the university was transparent and there were no flaws in its functioning. The meeting was attended by Raja Muhammad Munir, Rana Asghar Ali Shahid, Hawwa Yasin, Noor Hussain and other members.
On the other hand, the spokesman of the university Hairan Khattak confirmed that a circular had been issued by the management through which all the staff has been instructed not to interact with mediapersons. He, however, said that being a spokesman, he was authorised to speak to media.
"There are some officers who want to defame the university," he said.
He confirmed that NAB had been investigating the embezzlement in transport section. Since 2011 audit did not find any wrongdoing the matter would be resolved, he said.
Acting rector of the university Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai while talking to Dawn said that circular was issued on his instructions because faculty members were more interested in media interaction than doing their duty.
"They spend most of the time in meeting foreign missions and media persons. They should concentrate on their research work, learning and teaching," he said. Dawn