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AIOU postpones papers on Dec 27
Islamabad, Dec 26: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has postponed all papers of final examination of Spring Semester 2008 scheduled to be held on December 27 on account of public holiday, across the country. The same papers will now be held on January 21, 2009, says a press release here, issued here Wednesday.

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"wot about exames of overseas students i am one from them."
Name: mehnaz
City, Country: lahore,Pakistan

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Recruitment of teachers started in Rawalpindi. Teachers rejected promotional package
Rawalpindi: On the directives of Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif, fresh recruitment of 34,000 teachers in educational institutes around province including Rawalpindi has been started. It is merit mentioning here that earlier the recruitment of 34,000 teachers in educational institutes throughout Punjab was halted after getting applications from interested candidates. The shortage of teachers in educational institutes is affecting educational activities of students. Applications have been invited from candidates for recruitment of 34,000 teachers. The News

Primary teachers reject promotional package
Rawalpindi: Primary teachers of Rawalpindi district who had rejected the promotional package given by the previous provincial government said the plan in fact demoted many teachers.

A press release issued by Primary Elementary Teachers Association (PETA) Rawalpindi chapter said primary teachers were continuously being ignored by the successive provincial governments.

In the absence of proper service structure for the primary and elementary school teachers, they could reach only to the basic pay scale 9 as they were inducted in BPS-7. On the other hand a matric-passed clerk with no extra qualification could get the promotion to BPS-16 from BPS-5.

District President PETA Mirza Shamshir Ali said the previous Punjab Chief Minister approved a package for the upgradation of the primary and elementary school teachers after prolonged protests and agitation. The package was based on seniority of the teachers and 50 per cent of the teacher serving in a certain scale were to be promoted to the next scale but at the time of implementation the government put many teachers in the scale of their appointment ignoring their higher scale awarded to them on the basis of improved and extra qualifications, he said.

The representative of the primary teachers said that some 600 teachers had been affected by the notification of the Punjab government issued in September 2007 as they had been demoted affecting them both financially and seniority-wise.

He said he himself had been demoted to BPS-9 from BPS-14 as a result of the package. He said he had been serving in BPS-14 for the last 12 years after his promotion on higher qualification.

Shamshir Ali said the primary teachers had also been demanding raise in allowance for invigilating examinations in far off schools.

He said an invigilator had been paid Rs300 per day for the last 12 years and the amount should be raised as the fares and other everyday expenditures had increased over the times.

He also demanded Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) to assign the primary teachers on the duties of examination superintendents and deputy superintendents as presently only elementary (secondary school) teachers performed the duties of the superintendents.

The association of the primary teachers also demanded increase in the advance paid for the burial of any close relative of a teacher and for the dowry of his daughter on her marriage. The government pays Rs5,000 for the burial and Rs10,000 for the dowry and the advance is deducted from the monthly salary of a teacher.

Executive District Officer (EDO) Education Muhammad Yousaf could not be contacted for his comments on the issue. Dawn

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"promotion of sst as ss is pending by secretary punjab education due to some unknown reasons we think dpc must be done if secretry agreed."
Name: m ramzan
City, Country: jhelum

"punjab examination commission is A policy to hate & downfall pakistan pl. Stop the wrong.we thi nk policy must be acc. To teacher concerned openion."
Name: m ramzan
City, Country: jhelum, Pakistan

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FAST 14th convocation
Islamabad: The FAST National University of Computer and Emerging Science will hold its 14th convocation here Monday. Degrees and medals would be awarded to the students who have completed their graduation during 2007-08 academic session.

The sponsoring body of the University - the Foundation for Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST) was established in 1980. It is registered as a charitable institution. In 1985, it selected higher education as a vehicle to pursue its objective of producing scientists and technologists of the highest calibre. FAST pioneered the development of IT industry in Pakistan by offering the country's first undergraduate program in Computer Science.

Today, this University, sponsored by FAST, stands recognized as the leader and trend-setter in this field in Pakistan and abroad The university has four modern campuses at Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, and Peshawar. These campuses provide world class educational environment and recreational facilities to over 4,000 under-graduate and graduate students, around one fifth of whom, are women. Research wings of the university are well recognized, nationally and internationally.

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Rawalpindi Medical College (RMC) premises allowed for marriage ceremony!
Rawalpindi: The premises of Rawalpindi Medical College (RMC) is going to be utilised for a marriage ceremony, setting a new precedent, as premises of the college has never been earlier used for private functions and the decision has annoyed a number of doctors.

The administration of RMC has allotted the college premises for a 'walima' ceremony to be held at noon on December 27 (tomorrow), the first death anniversary of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

"Premises of the college has never been allowed to be used for any private function, even by any staff member of the college administration or any doctor graduating from the college," said a doctor serving at one of the allied hospitals pleading anonymity. He said the administration has been of the view that such functions might harm the sanctity of the educational institution.

"I have never attended any marriage ceremony in the premises of the college earlier," said Professor of Pathology at RMC and Head of Pathology Department at Benazir Bhutto Hospital Dr Abbas Hayat here Thursday adding that the college premises might be allowed to be used for private functions but only after framing a proper policy and that too, if needed to generate revenue. "Granting permission to a party having no direct link with the college to hold a marriage function in the college premises is certainly a discrimination."

Professor of Medicine at RMC Dr Shoaib Shafi, when contacted, said the decision taken by the RMC administration might set a bad example. "Premises of educational institutions like that of medical colleges should not be allowed to be used for private parties," he said terming the decision unfair.

A number of junior doctors are also annoyed on the decision of the RMC administration, as many doctors have been refused to have space at the college for holding marriage and other private functions.

It is important to mention here that the administration of RMC has not allotted the college playground to any party for holding any tournament in at least 10 years. Earlier, the playground had been used as a venue for night cricket tournaments.

We tried to contact Principal RMC and Incharge allied hospitals Professor Dr Mohammad Mussadiq Khan repeatedly on Thursday on his cell phone, however, he was found busy in operating on some patients at District Headquarters Hospital and was not available for comments. The News

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