O-Level exams in Quetta | Mardan university convocation
O-Level exams not to be held in Quetta
Quetta, March 02: The British Council has announced that examinations
of O-Level will not be given in Quetta due to the poor law and order
situation in the city, according to sources.
The sources said on Thursday that officials of the British Council
had informed schools providing O-Level education in Balochistan that
they would have to send their students to other cities, including
Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, for the exams.
School administrations have subsequently informed parents about the
decision of the British Council and advised them to make arrangements
for sending their children to other cities. About 250 students - both
boys and girls - have been affected by the decision.
There is resentment among parents about the decision and they termed it unjustified.
Talking to this correspondent, some of them said the security
situation in Karachi or some other cities was not different from Quetta
and not giving exams on this pretext made no sense.
According to them, they would have to face many problems in sending
their children to other cities. They suggested that the exams could be
organised in Quetta Cantonment or Serena Hotel which were considered
They called upon the British Council to review their decision in view
of hardships the students would have to face in travelling to other
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Quetta O, A level exams to be held in Karachi
Karachi: The British Council on Friday decided to conduct the O and A Level exams of
250 students of Quetta in Karachi in May and June this year due the
security situation there.
"We regret the inconvenience
caused to O and A Level students from Quetta who have been asked to take
their exams at other centers on account of security issues. This
affects 250 O and A Level school candidates from 9 schools and 60
private candidates," a statement of the council said.
have always endeavoured to run exams as close as possible to
candidates' locations whenever we can and in this context have delivered
exams in Quetta as recently as last May/June. However, in the present
circumstances we have taken this decision not to conduct exams in Quetta
The British Council made it clear that
it was not a permanent measure and would be up for review for future
sessions. "It has been our practice in the recent past as well to shift
examination centers to prioritise student safety when there were
concerns that it could not be guaranteed."
It said: "We
fully understand this is not an ideal scenario and one which will
involve inconvenience to both parents and students. However, realising
that the future of candidates is at stake we have tried for the next
best option which is to go ahead with the exams in Karachi."
will refund the British Council element of the exam fee and also commit
to pay for their Cambridge exam fees to ease the financial burden to
allow parents to secure appropriate accommodation for their children
Karachi," said the statement.
The British Council said its
foremost priority was its duty of care to the well being and safety of
students and its staff who conducted the examinations. "We remain
committed to working in Quetta , not just in exams but in a range of
It further said that it was currently
researching and negotiating affordable and secure accommodation options
that it could present to the parents. The news
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Convocation held at Mardan university
Mardan: The convocation of Abdul Wali Khan University
Mardan was held at its main campus here on Thursday. Governor
Shaukatullah Khan had authorised the AWKUM vice-chancellor, Prof Ihsan
Ali, to preside over the proceedings, as he could not attend the
convocation due to his busy schedule.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Ali said that the university had been
striving hard to impart quality education to the young generation of
Mardan. He said that providing education to the youth was their duty, as
only through education the country would be able to make progress and
effectively meet the challenges.
Vice-chancellor of the University of Engineering and Technology
Peshawar, Prof Imtiaz Hussain, on the occasion lauded the incumbent
provincial government for establishing eight universities in Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa during its five-year term.
In the end, Prof Ali gave away medals to students of 26 disciplines
of the AWKUM. The students belonged to master and bachelor of science,
arts, commerce, education, physical education, public health, business
administration and public administration. Dawn
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FU MBBS result
Islamabad: The Foundation University has announced the result of Final
Professional MBBS (Annual) Examination 2012. Out of 110 candidates, 99
were declared successful with a pass percentage of 90.00%. Miss. Mamoona
Tanwir, Rana Roll No. 4146, Reg. No. 3002/FUMC/MBBS-2008 of the
Foundation University, Islamabad Campus, got first position in the
examination by securing 1,425 out of 1,800 marks.
roll numbers of the successful candidates are 4084, 4085, 4086, 4087,
4088, 4089, 4090, 4091, 4092, 4093, 4094, 4095, 4096, 4098, 4100, 4102,
4103, 4104, 4105, 4106, 4107, 4108, 4109, 4110, 4111, 4112, 4113, 4114,
4115, 4116, 4118, 4119, 4120, 4121, 4122, 4124, 4125, 4126, 4127, 4128,
4129, 4130, 4131, 4132, 4133, 4134, 4136, 4137, 4138, 4139, 4140, 4141,
4142, 4143, 4144, 4145, 4146, 4147, 4148, 4149, 4150, 4151, 4152, 4153,
4154, 4155, 4156, 4157, 4158, 4159, 4160, 4161, 4162, 4163, 4164, 4165,
4166, 4167, 4168, 4169, 4170, 4171, 4172, 4173, 4174, 4175, 4176, 4177,
4178, 4179, 4180, 4181, 4182, 4183, 4184, 4185, 4186, 4187 and 4188.
university has directed the unsuccessful candidates to submit the
admission forms within 15-days from the date of announcement of the
result. The result may also be seen on FUI website www.fui.edu.pk. The news
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