SSC-II (General) exam results out
Karachi, July 19: "I want to take up teaching as a career and the first place I'll be applying to for a job is my school," declared Hafiza Hafsa Bint-i-Qamar of Iqra Haffaz Girls Secondary School who stood first in the Secondary School Certificate Part II (General Group) examinations of the Board of Secondary Education, Karachi, which announced the results on Thursday.
The second and third positions were also bagged by girls. Ms Hafsa got 776 marks of a total of 850, passing the exam with 91.29 per cent. She said that she had studied so hard for the exams that she would have been disappointed if she had got anything less than the top position.
"Like always I had my parents support throughout and seeing my hard work my teachers also encouraged me so I faced no difficulty while preparing for these very important landmark exams," she said.
Asked if the power failures and loadshedding wasn't a problem for her, she said that she designed a plan for herself that worked for her. "I prepared and followed my own timetable to work around the loadshedding schedule," she said.
Ms Hafsa plans to also do her Intermediate from where she did her Matric. "My school, the Iqra Haffaz Girls Secondary School also offers Intermediate and Bachelors courses.
So I want to complete my education from here while also continuing my religious studies as I want to complete the Alima course from here too."
Hafiza Ayesha Ilyas and Tooba Imran stood second and third, respectively.
Ms Ayesha, who also studied at Iqra Haffaz Girls Secondary School, got 765 (90 per cent) marks. "I worked hard and was hoping to stand first but second isn't too bad either, so I'll settle for it," said the student, who also wants to take up teaching as a career.
Ms Imran, who stood third, secured 756 (88.94 per cent) marks. She is a student of Mama Baby Care School. "I was a little disappointed at coming third but never mind. I intend to top in my Intermediate exams now so the others better watch out," said the good sport.
About her future plans, she said that she wanted to study Commerce to take up banking as a career.
BSEK Controller of Examinations Noman Ahsan said he was glad that the board was able to announce the results in a short span of time after switching to a computerized system. "The system is very efficient leaving no room for mistakes in the calculation of marks, percentages and positions," he claimed.
A total of 27,766 regular and private students registered for the exams and 25,470 of them actually appeared. Some 293 students passed the exams in A-1 Grade while 1,752 passed in A Grade. Meanwhile, 4,320 passed in B Grade, 6,395 in C Grade, 3,886 in D Grade and 289 in E Grade.
Some 362 students also passed in additional subjects, bringing the total number of students who passed the exams this year to 16,935. Dawn
British Council Library to reopen in 2014
Lahore: British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Thursday announced to reopen the British Council Library in Lahore in 2014.
Hague made the announcement during a visit to the British Council in Lahore. Punjab-based teachers and trainers engaged in the British Council's Punjab Education and English Language Initiative were also present on occasion.
Speaking on occasion, Hague said, "I am pleased to announce that the British Council will be reopening its library to the public once again in 2014. The library will represent the 21st century, providing access to books, digital resources, online research materials and cultural events. Reopening the facility will give Lahoris access to not only a wide range of reading materials available in the library, but also cultural activities, lectures and much more."
He further said that he had held discussions with Pakistan leadership about mutual interests of both nations. He said the UK would promote cooperation in the education sector and promotion of culture.
The British Council Lahore library had long been considered a cultural and intellectual fixture in the life of Lahoris that was widely missed when it was closed. The decision to reopen the library comes after significant demand from the public to provide much-needed access to books and a space where the next generation of Pakistan could learn in a conducive environment, and engage with others.
The library will serve teachers, entrepreneurs, students and young people through its specialist and general books' collection available to members for borrowing. The library will also have digital material for researchers, and the library space shall also be used for art exhibitions, meetings, lectures and trainings.
The British Council Lahore office has been working extensively over the past decade in setting up research links between universities of Punjab and the UK, running citizenship programmes, training teachers, supporting arts and literature events and conducting international examinations. Reopening the library will once again give the general public an access to the British Council Lahore.
The library is one in a series of planned expansions of the British Council's work in Punjab. More libraries in other cities may be added later on to expand the reach of books to an eager public. The British Council will also be opening a "cultural space" in Karachi next year to help bring together Pakistan's brightest and most creative minds. Daily times
KU BA, BCom registration form date
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) has announced the schedule of registration forms of BA, BCom and BoL private students and candidates desirous to improve their division.
The candidates can deposit their registration forms up to August 5 along with fee of Rs2,700.
Applications for the change of subject could also be deposited during the same schedule along with fee of Rs700 per subject.
Separately, the university announced the schedule of Diploma in Larynology & Oto-Rhinology (DLO) exams. The exams would be held from July 20 to 24 from 10am to 1pm at the Department of Physics.
KU fee submission date
Karachi: The Karachi University students have been asked to deposit their semester and examination fees up to October 31.
A university official said on Wednesday that the semester and examination fees would be accepted without a late fee up to October 31.
He said that with a late fee of Rs500 these can be submitted from November 1 to 9 and with Rs1,000 from November 11 to 15. The news
KU announces LLM thesis submission date
Karachi: University of Karachi, Controller Examination has announced the thesis submission date for LLM Final Year. As per the announcement, students may submit their thesis without late fees at their respective colleges till September 15. However, from September 16 to October 30 late fee Rs 1,500 will be charged. Moreover, examination for DLO will commence from July 20. All examination will be held at Department of Physics from 10am to 1pm. Daily times