UoP declares BA/BSc results
Peshawar, Sep 13: The University of Peshawar on Thursday declared result of the BA/BSc annual examination 2013 at an award distribution ceremony.
Harris Zad Gul of Oriental Degree College, Peshawar, clinched the overall top position in the BA/BSc by securing 485 out of the total 550 marks. Khushbakht Habib of Jinnah College for Women grabbed second position by securing 468 marks while Shomila of the same college got third position with 456 marks.
In the Bachelor of Arts category, all the top three positions went to the Jinnah College for Women. Neelam Shahi Mulk got first position by securing 423 marks, Fatima Nawaz secured second position by getting 419 marks and Saba Israr obtained third position with 413 marks. A total of 43,722 students appeared in the examination among which 19915 were declared passed with a passing percentage of 45 percent.
Vice Chancellor University of Peshawar Prof Dr Muhammad Rasul Jan distributed merit certificates, shields and cash prizes among the position holder students who were accompanied by their parents. He announced free education for all the position holder students in the master's programme of University of Peshawar.
Dr Jan showed satisfaction over improvement in the pass percentage of students in the annual Bachelor examinations. He reiterated his resolve to strengthen Distance Education Programme and extend its network to far-flung areas so as to facilitate private students in attaining good grades besides improving their success rate in exams.
The ceremony was attended by Controller Examination Rashid Khan, Registrar Dr Syed Fazle Hadi, deans of faculties and staff members of UoP. Harris Zad Gul said that the repeated headlines appearing in newspapers after every exam - Girls outshine boys - forced him to study round-the-clock to snatch the title from girls. "I had made it my mission to take the lead," he remarked. He added that he wanted to continue higher study in the field of mathematics.
Hailing from a low income family Neelam Shahi Mulk, showed her desire to become a statistician. She was happy with the vice-chancellor's announcement to provide free education to the position holders at the university in master's degree programme.
Gomal University employees protest shortage of funds
Dera Ismail Khan: Faculty and administrative staff of the Gomal University on Wednesday staged a protest against the shortage of funds.
The protesters lamented that the lack of funds had created difficulties for students and teachers alike, adding that the employees had not even been paid salaries. They said the culture of research could not be created owing to the severe financial crunch. The protesters said the government should allocate sufficient funds for the university if it was committed to promoting education.
"Imparting education to students is not possible when the teachers are preoccupied with financial matters," one of the teachers said.They asked the government to release funds on an emergency basis to address the sense of uncertainty prevalent among the staff and students.
Court dismisses petition in FBISE top positions case
Islamabad: Chief Justice (CJ) Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Muhammad Anwar Kasi here Thursday dismissed a writ petition where two petitioners Saad Jan and Abeera Saeed had challenged the allocation of top positions by the Federal Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (FBISE).
In his decision IHC chief justice observed that the petitioners though passed the higher secondary school certificate (HSSC) exam in first attempt but they repeated in one subject and two subjects of first year respectively while the respondent top position holders scored the maximum marks in a single go. IHC CJ further observed that the first right to hold the top position is for those who perform outstanding. IHC chief justice on September 02 had issued stay orders stopping FBISE in conducting the final prize distribution ceremony.
As per details in this matter the petitioner Saad Jan challenged before the court that he topped the board in humanities group by securing 927 marks while the FBISE declared one Sara Noor as the top position holder who secured 914 marks.
Petitioner Saad Jan told the court that he is a student and took the HSSC exam through Askaria college (Boys Wing) held under the FBISE as a regular student vide (Roll number 502277), in humanities group. Petitioner scored 927 highest marks out of 1100 while Sara Noor obtained 914 marks in humanities groups under (Roll no 515982). FBISE instead of declaring the petitioner as top position holder, declared Sara Noor as first position, which is against in clause d of rules 1.19 of the FBISE declaration of top position.
Second petitioner Abeera Saeed challenged before the court that she appeared in HSSC exam through Askaria college (Girls wing) held under the control of FBISE as a regular student vide (Roll number 578400), in general science group and obtained 1010 marks out of 1100. Abeera told the court that one Faiza Ahmed Khan from Army Public School and College, Jehlum Cantonment. (Roll no. 577945) obtained 1011 marks and took the first position in the board in the general science group, whereas one Novera Tahir (Roll number 579349) secured 1010 marks, which are equivalent to the marks obtained by the petitioner. As per the practice, custom of the FBISE the second position has to be shared among the petitioner and the respondent Novera Tahir, but unfortunately the FBISE instead of declaring the petitioner as holder of the second position in the board in general science group declared Novera Tahir as alone second position holder.
Saad Jan had told the court that on this discrimination he contacted the FBISE and requested them to declare the petitioner as the first position holder in humanities group, but the FBISE did not adhere to the request of the petitioner and made a flimsy ground that the petitioner has opted for the facility of reappearing in one paper of first year, therefore, he is not entitled for the declaration of the position. The second petitioner Abeera Saeed told the court that the board replied her the same by saying that she opted for reappearing in two papers of first year and she is not entitled for the second position.
Both the petitioner submitted before the court that as per the board policy the eligibility criteria for the declaration of top position is that the candidate should pass the examination in a single attempt and the petitioners completed their HSSC annual examination 2013 in a single attempt, which fulfils the criteria and same is also mentioned in result cards of the petitioner as "he/she has passed the examination in single attempt." Petitioners had prayed to the court to direct the FBISE to declare them as first and second position holders respectively. The news