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KU issues BA, BCom registration forms
Karachi, April 22: The University of Karachi has announced that all private students of BA, BCom and those who want to improve their divisions in BA, BCom and BSc can submit their registration forms along with fee by May 10.

In a statement issued on Sunday, a Karachi University official said that the forms could be collected and the fee of Rs2,700 could be deposited at the bank counter at Silver Jubilee Gate of the university.

Meanwhile, the official added that the candidates who wanted to change their optional subjects could get an opportunity to do so by depositing a fee of Rs700 by May 10.

Academic council
The academic council of Karachi University decided that the subject of Cost Accounting will be included in the BCom (Part II) 2013 curriculum as it was in academic session 2006.

Besides, the marks of Pakistan Studies and Islamiat would be added to the final exam result, said the registrar of Karachi University.

These decisions would be implemented during the 2013 examinations, the registrar added.

The KU in collaboration with the Consulate General of China will hold an exhibition of photographs depicting Chinese culture at the University's gymnasium on Monday.

The exhibition will be jointly opened by KU Vice Chancellor Dr Mohammad Qaiser and the consul general of China.

The programme will be a step towards further strengthening of relationship between the people of the two countries, said a KU official on Sunday. Dawn

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PAF's graduation ceremony
Karachi: The graduation ceremony of Flight Safety Officer Course was held at PAF Base Masroor on Saturday, with Air Marshal Farhat Hussain Khan, Vice Chief of the Air Staff, as the chief guest.

The chief guest awarded certificates to the successful participants. Flight Lieutenant Khadija Awan bagged the Chief of the Air Staff Best Graduate's Trophy for the best performance in the course.

The course comprised officers from Pakistan Air Force, Army, Navy and friendly countries which include Bangladesh, Iraq, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Nigeria.

Speaking on the occasion, the air marshal emphasised upon the graduating officers the importance of safety in every aspect of the aviation industry and highlighted the significance of flight safety officers in the prevention of accidents. Stressing upon the role of FSOs, he said that only sincere efforts, dedication and total commitment could help them achieve a safer environment and this could only be possible if they adopt safety as a value in their lives.

The chief guest appreciated the efforts put in by the institute in imparting quality education and blending theory with practice. The news

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AIOU announces final exam schedule
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has scheduled its final exams of MS, M.Phil and Ph.D Programmes for the Autumn Semester from Monday (Apr 25) across the country. This was announced by Dr Hamid Khan Niazi, Controller of Exams, AIOU in a press release issued here on Sunday. He said the Roll No. slips have already been dispatched to all the eligible and enrolled students at their given addresses by Postal Mail Service. "Those students who have not received their Roll No. Slips so far, can contact the nearest regional office of the University or Abid Hussain Satti, Deputy Controller of Exams (Conduct) for issuance of duplicate Roll No slips," he said adding that "for duplicate Roll No. Slips students are required to bring two passport size photographs duly attested by the gazetted officer along with date sheet."

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AIOU to facilitate drop-out female students
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) in collaboration with international donors, has prepared a comprehensive plan to provide middle-level educational facilities to drop-out female students across the country.

According to the plan, the AIOU will facilitate around one million students in getting basic education by the year 2015, says a press release issued here.

The project "Girls Power Programme" is aimed at empowering the female section of the society so that they could contribute towards the socio-economic development of the country, as well as enabling them to earn their livelihood.

The AIOU is actively engaged in providing quality education to the masses across the country, mainly in the neglected and far-flung regions and its open-schooling project has been launched to educate the dropout female girls and women who couldn't continue their studies, because of financial or social constraints.

Project Director, Mir Mukhtiar Hussain Talpur has said that 56 fast-track Learning Centers at Chakwal and 224 have been set-up at Vehari while 280 teachers have been engaged for this purpose.

In all, 2011 drop-out female students have been registered in Chakwal and 6075 in Vehari district. The Plan International provides financial support for implementing the plan. app

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HEC's national inter-university debate contest on April 24
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) will organise 15th National Inter-University Debate Contest for award of Allama Iqbal Shield on April 24 here at HEC.

About 30 contestants belonging to public and private sector higher education institutions from all over the country will participate in the contest.

Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Information Technology and Education and Training Dr. Sania Nishtar will be the chief guest.

HEC Chairperson Dr. Javaid R Laghari and Executive Director Professor Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed will also speak on the occasion.

Higher Education Commission has been successfully organising All Pakistan Inter-University Debate Contest for the last many years among students of public and private universities.

The basic aim of this competition is to develop communication skills and better understanding among students on various social, economic and political issues confronted by the Pakistani society.

The contest is first organised at the university level where students from all the departments and constituted colleges take part. Second round is organised at regional level at Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, federal, AJK and FATA/Gilgit-Baltistan Universities.

The final round is organised at HEC Islamabad where top scorer teams (consisting of two students) and one individual top scorer student (other than the team) selected in second round each in English and Urdu categories. The winners of first, second and third positions at final round will be awarded cash prizes.

The Allama Iqbal Shield will also be awarded to each winning university on the basis of highest cumulative score in English and Urdu debates.

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Bahria Festival ends
Islamabad: Bahria University Islamabad Campus organized a grand Spring Festival 2013 in which students from Bahria university and other university students participated with great enthusiasm.

The objective of the festival was to provide students with platforms where they can explore their talents and skills, to have fun and enjoy to the fullest. The spring festival took place with the collaboration of BACSAP, BU Events Club, BU Music Society & IEEE.

The director of Bahria University, Islamabad Campus, inaugurated the two-day Spring Festival. During Festival, many events and competitions arranged by the different clubs and societies of the university. From other universities, COMSATS, FAST & SZABIST participated in different competitions.

Many colourful stalls have been displayed for the students. A set of fun games have been assembled for the students to enjoy such as table tennis, ludo, rolling ball, tug of war, musical chair, balloon shoot, scavenger hunt and dragon boat. Singing, dancing, enlightening Poetry along with Antakshri competition were held at auditorium BU. Fashion Show was also a colourful activity for which well renowned brands has been showcased.

Students from several universities participated in the Declamation Contest and the aim of the competition was to provide students with a platform to represent themselves in the way they feel confident.

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Earth Day celebrated at City School
Rawalpindi: The City School, Harley Street Campus, celebrated their Annual Function 2013 under the theme of 'Save the Earth'. The aim of celebrating the Earth Day was to create awareness among students as well as parents about the importance of the life on Earth through a variety of activities.

The main features of Earth Day Festival were stage performance, eye catching, stalls depicting sea life, recycling projects, extinct animals, deforestation etc.

Besides, senior students prepared working models based on 'Energy Conservation' along with multimedia presentations. Ms. Jenifer Mckey Discaster Management Consultant from Australia was invited as a chief guest for the event.

Ms. Itrat Rubab Haider, Assistant Regional Director The City School Northern Region, was also present on the occasion. A large number of the parents attended the function and appreciated the efforts equally made by students, staff and parents. The news

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