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RBISE online system draws flak
Rawalpindi, Dec 13: Online system introduced by Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) draws flaks from hundreds of teachers, students and parents, who are living in mental agony.

Along with large number of teachers both male and female, President of APPSMA, Rawalpindi Division, Ibrar Ahmed Khan, while commenting on the online system of RBISE for dealing with issues of registration, admission and late fees and admission forms, said that the system since its enforcement is creating problems.

Due to improper online system launched by the education board students and teachers are facing multiple problems. Despite repeated requests and demands, the board officials have not rectified the problems. The Punjab government has not learnt any lesson from its past mistakes, he alleged.

Ibrar on behalf of all teachers stressed upon the need for improvement of the online system by education board before announcing the schedule of admission.

He said that he discussed the grievances of students due to online system with RBISE Chairman Dr. Waheed Sherazi, who has assured him of resolving the issue. The board chairman also assured him of issuing directions to managers of all HBL branches for provision of admission forms to all intending candidates.

Ibrar also demanded of the board chairman to extend the date of entry in Matric examination from December 18 to December 31 in the best interest of students.On the other hand, RBISE Chairman Dr. Jawad Waheed Sherazi while commenting on the situation promised to extend the date of submission of entry forms from December 18. He said that the board online system would function properly from today and all the grievances pertaining to students and teachers would be resolved amicably.

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Medals awarded to SSC, HSSC position-holders
Islamabad: The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) on Thursday organised a medal and prize distribution ceremony for the position-holders of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) Annual Examinations 2013.

Minister of State for Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education Mohammad Baligh-ur-Rehman was the chief guest on the occasion.

The overall top position-holders in SSC and HSSC examinations were awarded gold medals, merit certificates, cash prizes of Rs75,000 and a laptop.

The first position-holders of SSC and HSSC examinations in every group were awarded gold medals, merit certificates and cash prizes of Rs75,000.

The second and third position-holders were decorated with silver and bronze medals along with cash prizes of Rs60,000 and Rs45,000 respectively and merit certificates.

The overall position-holders in the SSC Annual Examination 2013 were:

Rehmeen Zahid (Science Group) from Rangers Public School, Rahimyar Khan, and Abdul Wasay Ikhlaq (Science Group) from FG Boys Public High School, Wah Cantonment. Both of them secured 1026 marks. Abdul Wasay Ikhlaq and Rehmeen Zahid were also first position-holders in Science Group.

The second position-holders in the Science Group of SSC Examination were Ms. Noor Khalid of the Army Public School and College, Humayun Road, Rawalpindi Cantonment, and Muhammad Umar Arshad of the Army Public School and College, Ordnance Road, Rawalpindi Cantonment. They got 1025 marks each.

The third position-holders in the Science Group were Tooba Anwar of the Army Public School and College, Kohat Cantonment, and Sana Riaz of the Fazaia Inter College, Chaklala, Rawalpindi. They got 1024 marks each.

In Humanities Group, Muhammad Umair of the Institute of Islamic Sciences, Satra Meel, Islamabad, with 938 marks was on top. He was followed by Ubaid Riaz of the same institution with 926 marks and Shareen Shafi of the Al-Amaal English High School, Sharjah, UAE, with 924 marks.

In the HSSC Annual Examination 2013, Naima Gul of the Hamza Army Public School and College, Rawalpindi, was overall top position-holder with 1036 marks. She also got top position in the Pre-Medical Group.

Zainab Khalil, also of Hamza Army Public School, Rawalpindi, was overall second and runners-up in the Pre-Medical Group with 1029 marks.

She was followed by Naima Maqsood of the Army Public School and College for Girls, Humayun Road, Rawalpindi, and Muhammad Sheharyar Warraich of the Army Public School and College for Boys, Ordnance Road, Rawalpindi Cantonment, with 1023 marks each. They were overall third and also third in the Pre-Medical Group.

In the HSSC Pre-Engineering Group, Irsa Rasheed of the Hamza Army Public School and College, Rawalpindi, got first position with 1020 marks. Ayesha Zaka of the Punjab College, Nazimuddin Road, F-8/4, Islamabad, with 1017 marks was second and Syed Ammar Abbas of FG Sir Syed College, The Mall, Rawalpindi, with 1016 marks was third in the Pre-Medical Group.

In the HSSC Science General Group, Faiza Ahmed Khan of Army Public School and College, Jhelum Cantonment, was first with 1011 marks. Novera Tahir of Army Burn Hall College for Girls, Abbottabad, with 1010 marks and Sidrah Kanwal of Islamabad Model College for Girls, G-10/4, Islamabad, with 973 marks were second and third respectively.

In HSSC Humanities Group, Sara Noor of Fauji Foundation College for Girls, New Lalazar, Rawalpindi Cantonment, with 914 marks secured first position. Mamoona Aslam of Islamabad Model College for Girls, Kot Hathial, Islamabad, with 895 marks and Mubashirah Tariq Qasmi of Pakistan International School, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with 894 marks were second and third respectively.

In the HSSC Commerce Group, Basit Ali of Punjab College of Information Technology, G-6/1, Islamabad, with 908 was on top. She was followed by Arslan Augustine Joseph of Punjab College, Nazimuddin Road, F-8/4, Islamabad, with 887 marks and Ms Aziz Fatima of Garrison Postgraduate College for Women, Tufail Road, Lahore Cantonment with 884 marks.

Addressing the ceremony, Baligh-ur-Rehman congratulated the position-holders and said they are precious asset and future of the nation. He said that there was no dearth of talent and potential in our youth and they only need encouragement and fulfillment of their requirements. He said government is committed to increase education budget up to four percent of the GDP gradually. He pointed out that technical and vocational education is being linked with the general education. The news

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AIOU admissions
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will open its MS, M.Phil, MSc (Hons) and PhD admissions for the Semester Spring 2014 from December 16, this was announced by Dr. Hamid Khan Niazi, Director Board of Advance Studies and Research (BASR), AIOU.

Director BASR said that prospectus and admission forms can be downloaded from website of the university and Rs500 will be charged as processing fee.

He further said that eligibility for PhD admissions is M.Phil 1st Division/3GPA in the relevant subject and must have passed NTS GAT (Subject) test with 60% marks while eligibility for MS, M.Phil and MSc (Hons) is MSc 2nd Division and must have passed NTS GAT (General) test with 50% marks.

Dr. Niazi said that NTS GAT (General/Subject) results are valid for 2 years. Students who have passed said test within this period and did not get admission can also apply, he asserted. He further said that NTS will conduct special test on 29 December, 2013, for those who have not yet passed the test. The last date for registration December 24. For more detail the candidates may visit the NTS website

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AIOU reschedules postponed exams
Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has rescheduled those examination papers which were postponed on November 22 in Rawalpindi due to security reasons.

According to the AIOU controller of examinations, the postponed papers will now be held on Saturday, December 14.AIOU Controller of Examinations Dr. Hamid Khan Niazi said that the centres and timings of these examinations will remain unchanged, however, revised roll number slips have been sent by post to all concerned students. The news

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AIOU announces PTC results
Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has announced the final results of the Primary Teaching Certificate (PTC) programmes for the Spring 2013 Semester.

AIOU Controller (Examinations) Dr Hamid Khan Niazi announced this on Saturday. He said the results cards were being sent by post to students at their given addresses.

Niazi said the students who did not receive their result cards until December 25 should contact the superintendent (teacher education) at his phone number 051-9057323 or visit the university's main campus to get a duplicate result card.

He said the results had been placed on the AIOU website and the students could download their results by visiting online

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AIOU to set up 30 new campuses
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will establish its 30 new regional offices within next three years in order to provide academic services to its students at their nearest places, ensuring equal access to quality education across the country.

This was decided at the annual Regional Directors' conference of AIOU held at the University's main campus. The conference during its 2-day deliberations took a number of far-reaching

decisions to further tightening administrative and financial management for carrying out academic pursuits at the regional level more efficiently.

The conference preceded by a 3-day training workshop during which Regional

Directors were given Information Technology based-training. The news

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