BISER to announce SSC results on 25th
Islamabad, July 15: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Rawalpindi (BISER) would announce the annual results of the secondary school certificate (SSC) examination on the 25th. According to the BISER spokesperson Arslan Cheema, the results of the position holders would be announced on the 24th. The students can check their results on the board's website and by sending short message service (SMS) at 800296.The spokesperson of the board informed that the results of SSC part-I would be announced on August 21. Daily times
BU students get laptops
Islamabad: Around 300 students of post graduate programmes of Bahria University (BU) received laptops under Prime Minister National Laptop Scheme at a ceremony held here on Thursday.
Another 140 students of the University have already got laptops and Evo devices. Speaking on the occasion Vice Admiral (r) Shahid Iqbal Rector BU congratulated the HEC and the government for the successful execution of the scheme and also to the students who have come up to criteria for award. He said that this scheme is ambitious and complimented the HEC and the government for all their efforts. While congratulating the students he said that it was their duty now to use laptops for the desired reason and to utilize their skills and help Pakistan proper in every field. He declared these laptops as honor and recognition to the student s good studies and abilities.
Girls & boys share highest marks Of 80,106 candidates, 58.76 percent successful
Islamabad: The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) on Thursday announced the results of the Secondary School Certificate Part-I (ninth grade) Annual Examination 2014 with the highest marks shared by both boys and girls.
Of the 80,106 candidates, who sat the examination in March and April, 58.76 per cent i.e. 47,073 turned out to be successful.
According to the statistics seen by this correspondent, regular candidates did far better than private and ex-candidates.
A total of 67,092 took the examination as regular candidates and 66.3 per cent of them (44,479) passed it, while 13,014 did the examination as private or ex-candidate but only 19.93 per cent (2,594) had success.
Among those making it to the top were Zohaibul Hassan, Amna Sarfraz, Shibra Khalid, Mahnoor Bilal, Aafia Rafique and Usama Yousaf with 515 marks out of 550; Zeeshan Ahmed, Muhammad Abdullah, Humna Ghazi, Hareeba Tirmizi, Fareena Yasin, Ayesha Rafiq, Natasha Saleem, Soha Yaqoob, Rimsha Mubeen, Noor-e-Kashaf and Samiya Basit with 514 marks, and Mahmoodul Hasnain, Abubakr Aslam, Hashir Fahim Khawaja, Areej Mazhar, Areeba Farooq, Zinneera Basit, Tehreem Azhar, Shahzaib Gulzar, Arsha Amjad, Ayesh Mahmood, Hajra Iqbal, Eeman Ali, Rimsha Iftikhar, Hadiqa Shahid, Fatima Nasir and Hifza Noor with 513 marks.
As for regular candidates, 57,937 including 35,563 boys and 22,374 girls belonged to the science group and 9,155 including 7,323 girls and 1,832 boys to the humanities group.
A total of 39,297 from the science group and 5,182 from the humanities group made it.
Among these successful candidates were 21,626 boys (60.81 per cent of their total strength) and 17,671 girls (78.98 per cent of the total) from the science group and 4,675 girls (63.84 per cent of the total) and 507 boys (27 per cent of the total) from the humanities group.
As for private and ex-candidates, 9,271 including 6,368 boys and 2,903 girls belonged to the science group and 3,743 including 1,874 boys and 1,869 girls to the humanities group.
However, only 20.06 per cent i.e. 1,860 from the science group and 19.61 per cent i.e. 734 from the humanities group were successful.
Among those in the category passing the examination were 1,021 boys (16.03 per cent of their total strength) and 839 girls (28.9 per cent of the total) from the science group and 534 girls (28.57 per cent of the total) and 200 boys (10.67 per cent of the total).
Overall, 11,807 candidates failed in one subject, 6,909 in two subjects, 5,167 in three subjects, 3,874 in four subjects, 2,808 in five subjects, 1,355 in six subjects and 1,020 in seven subjects.
During the examination, 16 candidates were caught using unfair means. Four of them were girls.
The cases were reported to the board's disciplinary action subcommittee, which cancelled relevant papers of the candidates. Some candidates were fined, too.
FBISE controller of examinations (secrecy) Aslam Gul said the candidates in question could appeal against their conviction by approaching the board's chairman within the next 30 days.
He said doing the supplementary examination was allowed to only those candidates, who had sat the SSC Part II examination.
"Those who have failed one or more SSC Part I subjects can make an attempt to pass them along with SSC Part II subjects in the next annual examination," he said. The news
After KP, Sindh teachers rise up against HEC
Islamabad: After Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) vice chancellors (VCs), now Sindh teachers have started criticising the Higher Education Commission's (HEC) 'biased' policies.
In a letter to the prime minister, President Sindh University Teachers' Association (SUTA), Dr Azhar Ali Shah, who is also vice president, Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (PFAPUA), has sought his intervention to safeguard the interests of smaller provinces.
In a meeting on July 1, 18 VCs of KP universities complained that they were not getting proper share in the HEC funds.
They also demanded that there should be more benefits for the teachers who were teaching in troubled areas.
Moreover, they demanded that public sector universities in Islamabad should reserve quota for provincial governments in admissions and appointments.
In the letter sent to the prime minister, Mr Shah stated that the situation vis-à-vis Sindh and Balochistan was worse than that of KP.
"We have repeatedly demanded that the HEC should ensure job quotas for provinces as enshrined in Article 27 of the Constitution," says the letter.
"Despite repeated promises by the HEC management, this gross violation of the constitutional rights of smaller provinces has not been rectified."
"It is not just the job and admission quotas which are being violated but it is also a bitter fact that smaller provinces specially Sindh and Balochistan are continuously being grossly discriminated against in terms of HEC scholarships, travel grants, training opportunities, placement of foreign returned PhD holders, research and development projects and other funding opportunities," Mr Shah said in the letter.
"This discrimination was evident from the very data shared by HEC Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed in a dialogue with FAPUASA Sindh chapter in Karachi.
It is an irony that instead of taking corrective steps, the HEC is all set to continue repressive and discriminative policies," he said.
"The recent removal of a Sindh- based director who served HEC for three years and was to be promoted to director general is yet another example of continuation of the biased attitude of the HEC towards smaller provinces. It must be noted that out of some 44 directors hardly three to four are from Sindh," he said.
It is pertinent to mention that the HEC management issued relieving notification to Director HRD Ateeque Rahman (BPS 19) on June 27 and instructed him to get the clearance by June 30, ignoring the fact that June 28 and 29 were weekly off days being Saturday and Sunday. Moreover his official e-mail account was also closed.
"We demand the prime minister who is the controlling authority of the HEC and also the federal minister for education and training to constitute a subcommittee consisting of senators from smaller provinces and also representatives of FAPUASA to conduct comprehensive inquiry on violation of provincial job quotas and also other forms of discrimination done by the HEC and its recognised federal public sector universities," the letter says.
Dr Azhar Ali Shah said that smaller provinces had been facing discrimination since 2002.
"I am president SUTA for the last three years and have been trying to contact all quarters concerned but no one is ready to listen to me and my association," he said.
"The HEC has been giving more funds to federal universities in which children of bureaucrats study. On the other hand children of ordinary people living in provinces are suffering," he said.
"We were in favour of provincial HECs. The Sindh government formed the provincial HEC but appointed a politician as its head. Teachers believe that an educationist should head the Sindh HEC," he said. Dawn