UoP convocation QAU BA, BSc results
500 graduates awarded degrees at UoP convocation
Peshawar, 4 Nov: Around 500 graduates were awarded degrees at the convocation of the
University of Peshawar (UoP) for the session 2011. Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shaukatullah, who is Chancellor of public sector
universities in the province, was chief guest on the occasion.
26 students, including 12 girls, were given gold medals for clinching
first position in their respective departments. Sixteen PhD and 23 MPhil
scholars were also awarded degrees at the convocation.
the convocation, Governor Shaukatullah felicitated the graduates, their
teachers and parents. He said increasing the number of universities in
the country would be meaningless without focusing on research. "It is
heartening to know that the UoP has improved its position in the ranking
of Higher Education Commission," he said.
congratulated the university authorities in its initiative of the
opening of a new department and institute by the name of "Peace and
Conflict Studies." He resolved to take all out measures in solving the
financial problems of the all public sector varsities in the province.
Vice-Chancellor Dr Rasul Jan presented the annual performance report
and said the university was imparting education from nursery to PhD
level. He said over 20,000 students were studying in the six faculties
comprising 50 various departments, institutes, centres of excellence,
colleges and schools. The university has about 597 teachers out of whom
211 are PhDs, he added.
The vice-chancellor said being the
mother institution in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; the University of Peshawar
had brought great improvement on the academic side and infrastructure in
the past few years.
He said the UoP was mindful of its
social responsibility and was not limited to focusing only on classroom
activities, but was also contributing to the society in a positive way
through capacity building of various government departments.
vice-chancellors of the public and private sector universities in KP,
UoP Registrar Dr Syed Fazle Hadi, members of syndicate and senate, deans
of faculties, students and their parents attended the ceremony.
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29th SPELT moot starts
Islamabad: SPELT Conference is the largest and most representative moot of teachers of
English in Pakistan. On Friday 29th ELT International Conference 2013
was inaugurated here at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
This year conference was being held in
collaboration with CIIT. The event is indicative of unflinching
commitment of SEPLT with the cause of English language (ELT) in
Pakistan. It is also expressive of mission of CIIT to make its
contribution to academic and intellectual development of the country.
theme of the conference is 'Surfing the ELT Wave: New Ways for a New
Generation.' The Department of Humanities, CIIT Islamabad, is organising
this event. Speakers are participating from Afghanistan, Bangladesh,
New Zealand and USA. More than 400 participants are expected from
different cities of Pakistan including Quetta, Gujarat, Faisalabad,
Karachi, Lahore, Swat, Mardan, Wah, Bahawalpur, Mansehra and Texila.
CIIT, Oxford University Press, Australian Education Office, SPELT,
National ICT R&D Fund, Ministry of Information Technology and IELTS
are the main sponsors of the event.
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QAU students still waiting of BA/BSc Part-I results
Islamabad: The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) has yet to announce the
results for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Part-I
examinations, which were conducted in May this year, leaving the
students of Islamabad model colleges in disarray.
These were the
first examinations after the affiliation of colleges working under the
Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) with the QAU. Five months have
lapsed and students have been promoted to next classes (Bachelor
Part-II) without knowing the fate of their Part-I examinations.
The students were expecting results in September or October.
Despite being promoted to next classes, they are unable to concentrate on studies due to the uncertainty.
Afzal, parent of a student, said, "It is the first batch of bachelor
students after affiliation of model colleges with the QAU, which seems
to have been facing problems in finalising the results."
university should at least announce the expected date of results so that
the students could concentrate on their studies, he added.
Model Colleges Director Tariq Masood said it was a new task for the QAU
to conduct bachelor examination of model colleges. Probably due to the
lack of relevant experts or faculty the QAU has failed to declare the
results on time, he added.
He said it was the responsibility of the QAU to declare results and the FDE had no concern with it.
he added, the directorate was ready to help the university through its
teachers if the university asked for their help.
He said, "We can help them out with compiling the results if the university asked for it."
QAU Controller Examinations Dr Muhammad Idrees said it was a new
experiment for the university to conduct examination of college
students. The QAU was working to finalise the results which were
expected to be announced by mid November, he added.
he said, were to be announced in October. But they were delayed due to
the change in the schedule of practical exams of different subjects. The
teachers had refused to conduct practical exams due to Ramzan and Eidul
Fitr which delayed the results for a month, he added.
He said the university was making efforts to finalise the results and announce them at the earliest. app
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AIOU to hold exams of PGD, MA, MSc from 18th
Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has scheduled its
final examination of PGD, MA and MSc programmes for Spring 2013 from
AIOU Examination Controller Dr Hamid Khan Niazi said
roll-number slips were being dispatched to all the enrolled students at
their given addresses by postal mail service. The students who do not
receive their roll-number slips until November 10 have been advised to
contact the nearest regional office of the university or Deputy
Controller Examination Abid Hussain Satti at his phone numbers
051-9250051, 9057648 for a duplicate roll-number slip.
duplicate roll-number slip students are required to bring two
passport-sized photographs duly attested by a gazetted officer. The date
sheet was being placed on the AIOU website www.aiou.edu.pk for the
convenience of students, Niazi said. online
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'Brazilian Corner' established at QAU
Islamabad: The ambassador of Brazil, Alfredo Leoni together with the
Vice-Chancellor of Quaid-i-Azam University, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai,
inaugurated the Brazilian Corner at the Central Library of the
The embassy donated more than three
hundred Brazilian books in English and almost one hundred books in
Portuguese language on Brazil, as well as DVDs and journals, which will
be accommodated in the corner. The beautiful space on the second floor
of the library is also equipped with a modern studying area and
The Brazilian Corner is part of the effort of
Brazil to strengthen its educational cooperation with Pakistan and to
develop increased academic ties between the two countries. With the
resources made available at the space, thousands of students of the
university will have access to the information necessary to develop
their academic researches about Brazil and increase the ties that link
Brazilians and Pakistanis.
To celebrate the inauguration
of the corner and to encourage the use of the new resources, the embassy
has also launched an essay contest for university students. Any
Pakistani university student can participate by sending an essay about
the cultural diversity of Brazil and compete for prizes of Rs50,000,
Rs30,000 and Rs20,000 in cash. More information about the contest can be
found at the Embassy's website (www.embassyofbrazil.com.pk). The
embassy will also publish the best essay.
In addition to
these initiatives, computers were donated to the Area Studies Centre of
Quaid-i-Azam, which will also hold a videoconference seminar with a
Brazilian university in the days following the inauguration. The news
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