Inter results – a new chapter of success stories
Lahore, Sept 23: Autonomous educational institutions clinched top positions in the Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education annual examination 2013, announced by the BISE chairman here on Sunday.
The overall first position went to Government College University's pre-engineering student Asad Mumtaz (Roll No 529696) who secured 1,047 marks out of 1,100. The second position was shared by the same institution's Hafiz Usama Tanveer (Roll No 530887) and Government Kinnaird College for Women's Khadija Nadeem (Roll No 50138). They scored 1,038 each.
The third position was shared by Kinnaird College's Hadia Tahir (Roll No 505038) and Punjab College for Women's (Muslim Town) Ayesha Sikandar Baig (Roll No 50539) as they got 1,037 marks each.
Asad, a resident of Kot Lakhpat area who had done O-Level and later switched to Pakistani examination system, said his parents wished that any of their offspring should bring honours to the family by securing a position in exams. He said he had done his best to materialise the dreams of his parents who were joyous over his success. However, their celebrations were dampened by the Peshawar blasts.
Hafiz Usama was expecting that he would get some position as he had worked very hard. And he did it.
Khadija Nadeem had 'tradition' of getting positions since primary school. So a ray of hope had been beaming in her heart all the time since she appeared in the intermediate exams.
Both Hadia and Ayesha said they were not expecting to get honours. To be honest, said Hadia, she had calculated to bag around 1,020 marks. Not hoping to get any position, she did not bother to watch the Board authorities' press conference on TV. She was visiting a classmate when she received a call from her father giving her the news of her life.
Ayesha used to underestimate her talent when she would see others (class-fellows) working even harder.
In the Pre-Medical (Girls) Group, the first position went to Khadija Nadeem, the second was shared by Hadia Tahir and Ayesha Sikandar Baig, while the third was clinched by Sania Ashfaq (Roll No 500209) of the Punjab College for Girls, Kasur, with 1,035 marks.
The first position among boys in the Pre-Medical Group was secured by Muhammad Ali Aziz (Roll No 513984) with 1,034 marks and second by Ahmed Ali Aziz (Roll No 513877) with 1,026 marks. Saad Ali Zanjani (Roll No 513858) bagged third position with 1,025 marks. All of them were students of the GCU.
In the Pre-Engineering group (Girls) Iqra Javed (Roll No 522042) of the Punjab College for Women (Muslim Town) stood first with 1,033 marks, Ateequa Yaqoob (Roll No 521732) of the Kinnaird College bagged second slot with 1,030 marks and Mahnoor Dar of the Punjab College for Girls, Kasur (Roll No 520061) stood third with 1,027 marks.
In the Pre-Engineering group (Boys), Asad Mumtaz stood first, Hafiz Usama Tanveer second and Junaid Ali (Roll No 530631) of the GCU third with 1,028 marks.
Among girls in General Science Group, Maira Nadeem (Roll No 548002) of the Punjab College (Muslim Town) secured first position with 989 marks, Armish Ashraf (Roll No 547889) of the Kinnaird College second with 982 marks and Maria Ahmad (Roll No 548699) of the Punjab College (Muslim Town) third with 969 marks.
In General Science Group (Boys), the first position went to Talaul Badar (Roll No 556625) of the Punjab College (Muslim Town) with 988 marks, Umer Shahid of the same college (Roll No 555684) stood second with 972 marks and Adnan Ali Syed of the GCU (Roll No 555145) got 960 marks to lay claim to the third slot.
In the Humanities Group (Girls), Aneeqa Aftab (Roll No 624459) of the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) bagged first position with 968 marks, Aroosa Adrees (Roll No 636863), a private candidate, stood second with 962 marks and Amina Ishaq (Roll No 619289) of the Minhajul Quran Degree College for Women (Township) third with 957 marks.
Among boys in the Humanities Group, Muhammad Hassan (Roll No 652110), a private candidate, clinched first position with 939 marks, Hafiz Muhammad Usman-i-Ghani (Roll No 660520) of the Unique College of Computer Science (Muslim Town) second with 935 marks and Asif Hussain of the GCU (Roll No 658822) third with 928 marks.
In Commerce Group (Girls), Iram Fayyaz (Roll No 569286), a private candidate, secured first position with 1,007 marks, Shazia Rafiq (Roll No 564746) of the Punjab College (Muslim Town) second with 972 marks, while the third position was shared by two private candidates – Maria Ali Ahmed (Roll No 569418) and Aqsa Azeem (Roll No 569045) who scored 967 marks each.
In Commerce Group (Boys), Muhammad Hassan Shahbaz (Roll No 585768) of the Punjab College of Commerce (Muslim Town) got first position with 980 marks, the second slot went to Syed Muhammad Asghar Ali (Roll No 584633) of the same college with 971 marks and third to Muhammad Naeem (Roll No 577040) of the Shahkot College of Commerce, Nankana Sahib, with 970 marks. Dawn
GCU tops Inter pre-engineering, pre-medical exams
Lahore: Government College University's pre-engineering student Asad Mumtaz (Roll No 529696) bagged overall first position in the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore's Intermediate Annual Examination 2013. Asad Mumtaz, a resident of the Kot Lakhpat area, secured 1,047 marks out of 1,100 marks.
Twins Muhammad Ali Aziz (Roll No. 513984) and Ahmed Ali Aziz (Roll No. 513877), both students of GCU, secured first and second positions in the pre-medical group (Boys) by securing 1034 and 1026 marks respectively. The overall second position was shared by Hafiz Usama Tanveer (Roll No. 530887) of GCU and Khadija Nadeem (Roll No. 505138) of Kinnaird College who secured 1038 marks each.
Similarly, the overall third position was also shared by Hadia Tahir (Roll No. 505038) of Kinnaird College and Ayesha Sikandar Baig (Roll No. 505369) of Punjab College for Women, Muslim Town who secured 1037 marks each. Among girls in the Pre-Medical Group, the first position was clinched by Khadija Nadeem. The second position was shared by Hadia Tahir and Ayesha Sikandar Baig while the third position was bagged by Sania Ashfaq (Roll No. 500209) of Punjab College for Girls, Kasur, with 1035 marks. Among boys in the Pre-Medical Group, the first position was clinched by Muhammad Ali Aziz and second by Ahmed Ali Aziz (the twins) while Saad Ali Zanjani (Roll No. 513858) of GCU stood third with 1025 marks.
In the Pre-Engineering (Girls), Iqra Javed (Roll No. 522042) of Punjab College for Women, Muslim Town, clinched first position with 1033 marks, Ateequa Yaqoob (Roll No. 521732) of Kinnaird College second with 1030 marks and Mah Noor Dar of Punjab College for Girls, Kasur, (Roll No. 520061), third with 1027 marks. In the Pre-Engineering (Boys) Asad Mumtaz stood first, Hafiz Usama Tanveer second and Junaid Ali (Roll No. 530631) of GCU third with 1028 marks. Among girls in General Science Group, Maira Nadeem of Punjab College, Muslim Town, (Roll No. 548002), clinched first position with 989 marks, Armish Ashraf of Kinnaird College (Roll No. 547889) second with 982 marks and Maria Ahmad of Punjab College, Muslim Town, (Roll No. 548699), third with 969 marks.
Among boys in General Science Group, the first position was bagged by Tala-ul-Badar of Punjab College of I.T., Muslim Town, (Roll No. 556625), with 988 marks, Umer Shahid of the same college (Roll No. 555684) second with 972 marks and Adnan Ali Syed of GCU (Roll No. 555145) third with 960 marks. In the Humanities Group (Girls), Aneeqa Aftab (Roll No. 624459) of Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) bagged first position with 968 marks, Aroosa Adrees (Roll No. 636863), a private candidate, stood second with 962 marks and Amina Ishaq of Minhaj-ul-Quraan Degree College for Women, Township, (Roll No. 619289), third with 957 marks.
In the Humanities Group (Boys), a private candidate Muhammad Hassan (Roll No. 652110) secured first position with 939 marks, Hafiz Muhammad Usman-e-Ghani (Roll No. 660520) of Unique College of Computer Science, Muslim Town, second with 935 marks and Asif Hussain of GCU (Roll No. 658822) third with 928 marks.
Among girls in Commerce Group, a private candidate Iram Fayaz (Roll No. 569286) clinched first position with 1007 marks, Shazia Rafiq of Punjab College, Muslim Town, (Roll No. 564746) second with 972 marks while the third position was shared by two private candidates Maria Ali Ahmed (Roll No. 569418) and Aqsa Azeem (Roll No. 569045) who scored 967 marks each.
Among boys in Commerce Group, the first position was bagged by Muhammad Hassan Shahbaz of Punjab College of Commerce, Muslim Town, (Roll No. 585768), with 980 marks, second with 971 marks by Syed Muhammad Asghar Ali (Roll No. 584633) of the same college and Muhammad Naeem (Roll No. 577040) of Shah Kot College of Commerce, Nankana Sahib, third with 970 marks. The news
Distinguished alumni of FA/FSc exams
Sahiwal: Girls bagged top three positions in the intermediate examination results announced by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Sahiwal on Sunday.
BISE, Sahiwal chairman Mehr Bashir Ahmad announced the results.
Romaisa Tariq of the District Public Higher Secondary School for Girls, Okara, Adeen Zahoor of the Divisional Public Higher Secondary School, Sahiwal and Mariam Mushtaq of the Punjab College for Women, Okara bagged first, second and third positions by scoring 1,034, 1,031 and 1,025 marks, respectively.
In the pre-medical group among boys Hamza Tahir of the Suffa Educational Complex topped with 1,020 marks. Muhammad Faizan of the Divisional Public School and Inter College, Sahiwal remained the highest scorer (1,020) in the pre-engineering group.
Among girls the top pre-engineering position went to Urwah Kiran of the Unique Public Higher Secondary School, scoring 1,002.
In the humanities group among boys Hammad Atiq, a private candidate from Okara, scored 954 and topped the examination. Among girls Shanza Iqbal of PICS Girls College, Arifwala topped with 966 marks.
Syed Muhammad of the Punjab College for Boys, Sahiwal (score 953) was the top scorer in the commerce group.
In the general science group among boys Hammad Aslam of the Punjab College, Okara secured 944 marks to bag top position in the group. Wareesha Munawar of the GDCW, Arifwala won honours with a score of 995.
BISE Sahiwal Controller of Examination Shahid Pervaiz Qureshi said the prize-distribution ceremony would be held at the Government Postgraduate College on Monday.
BAHAWALPUR: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Bahawalpur on Sunday announced the result of intermediate annual examination for 2013.
Girls clinched the top three positions and the pass percentage was 51.57pc. A total of 38,001 candidates appeared in the examination; of them, 19,603 were declared successful.
Maheen Zulfiqar of the Punjab College, Rahim Yar Khan topped with 1,027 marks out of 1,100. Maryam Munir of the Modern Times College, Bahawalnagar and Rimsha Bokhari of Chishtian College secured second and third positions by obtaining 1,022 and 1,021 marks, respectively.
MULTAN: Private colleges clinched top three positions in the FA/FSc results announced by the BISE, Multan.
Farheen Fatima of the City College of Science and Commerce bagged first position by securing 1,040 marks. Nafees Razzaq of the Muslim Public Higher Secondary School, People's Colony scored 1,039 and was second and Abu Bakar Naeem of Kips College for Boys, Multan secured 1,038 marks for a third position.
In the pre-medical group Farheen Fatima scored top position. In the pre-engineering group Abu Bakar Naeem got first position. Aqdas Imam Shah of the Punjab College for Women, Wapda Town clinched first position by securing 969 marks in the humanities group.
In the general science group, first position was secured by Ayesha Sahar of the Divisional Public School and College for Girls, Mian Channu by obtaining 1,009 marks.
GUJRANWALA: Lubna Mukhtar of the Superior Women College, Sialkot scored 1,031 and topped the intermediate examination of Gujranwala board.
Hafiza Aneeqa Mehmood of the Punjab College Civil Lines, Gujranwala got second position, scoring 1,021 and Hassan bin Aziz of the Quaid-i-Azam Divisional Public School for Boys, Gujranwala remained third with 1,020 marks.
DERA GHAZI KHAN: Javeria Manzoor of the Punjab Girls College, Kot Addu, secured first position by obtaining 1,027 marks. Zuhra Hassan of the Zakariya Higher Secondary School scored 1,026 and got second position and Muhammad Basit of the Rashid Minhas Higher Secondary School, Alipur, Muzaffargarh got third position by getting 1,023 marks. Dawn
41,677 take medical entrance test
Lahore: University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore conducted a medical and dental colleges' entrance test simultaneously in 12 cities of the Punjab amid tight security on Sunday.
Around 41,677 candidates appeared in the entrance test and among whom 13,361 were male and 28,316 female, more than double of male candidates.
The test, started at 9:00am, went peacefully at 20 centres set up in Lahore, Sargodha, Sahiwal, Gujrat, Gujranwala Faisalabad, Bahawalpur, Multan, D.G.Khan, Rahimyar Khan, Rawalpindi and Hassan Abdal. All centres were locked at 0815 hours sharp and no one was allowed to enter after that.
A large number of police personnel were deployed at the centres to prevent any disruption. Bomb disposal squads and fire-brigades were also made available at the centres to counter any untoward incident. Besides, close circuit TV (CCTV) cameras, mobile phone jammers and walkthrough gates were installed at all centres. There were also proper arrangements for the disabled students, parking and waiting area facilities for the parents of the candidates. Backup power generators were also provided at most of the centres.
On the direction of CM Punjab, Government officials across the Punjab monitored the entrance test on Sunday.
Lahore Divisional Commissioner Imdad Ullah Bosal, District Coordination Officer Naseem Sadiq and others also monitored the arrangements for a total of 8196 female and 3739 male candidates who appeared in the test at four centres, which were set up in Lahore including the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education examination halls at Lawrence Road where 4400 female candidates appeared, one at Punjab University examination halls at Wahdat Road where 3796 female and 237 male candidates turned up, and at Government Comprehensive Girls High School and Government Pilot High School for Boys at Wahdat Road were set up by UHS where 1542 and 1960 male candidates appeared respectively. In Rawalpindi, some 5336 candidates appeared in the test. The number of candidates in Multan was 6549, Faisalabad 4170, Gujranwala 3387, Bahawalpur 1986, Sargodha 1779 Sahiwal 2057, Gujrat 1500, D.G. Khan 1254, Rahimyar Khan 1235 and Hassan Abdal 489 candidates.
Meanwhile, UHS Vice Chancellor Maj Gen (R) Prof Muhammad Aslam while visiting different centres told the media persons that a scientific and sophisticated method had been adopted to maintain the secrecy of examination papers and whole process of the test. He made it clear once again that admission in medical colleges would be purely on merit. UHS has uploaded the answer keys to the question papers of different colour codes on its website www.uhs.edu.pk. With the help of these keys, candidates can calculate their scores themselves. The official result will be announced in the first week of October. Some candidates, including Sana, Amber and Hadia after the test expressed satisfaction on the arrangements made by UHS. They said the test was not a difficult one and hoped to get through it easily. Some parents also expressed reservation about the holding of the test, as the same was not a tool to check one's abilities.
Shortage of staff in 151 colleges of Punjab
Rawalpindi: The shortage of teaching staff in rural areas of Punjab is affecting the studies of the students, as colleges in rural areas of Punjab lack necessary staff, while the staff is surplus in colleges in the urban areas and this surplus staff is reluctant to go to the rural areas to perform duty.
Credible sources said here on Monday that in all 300 government colleges are functioning in Punjab province. Out of the total number of colleges, presence of surplus staff has been indicated in 149 educational institutions, while in the remaining 151 colleges the staff is short which is affecting the students.
According to sources, list of surplus teachers, teaching in these 149 colleges had been prepared and submitted to the deputy secretary planning for their transfer to the colleges where they are needed. The sources, however claimed that it is due to political influence and pressure no positive action has been taken to post the surplus teachers in those educational institutions where the ratio of students is high and ratio of teaching staff is less. As a result, the students in 151 government colleges are suffering badly to finish their courses.
Similarly, the sources told that due to introduction of STR Policy BSN Programme in 36 colleges, not only the number of seats has been curtailed but several subjects have also been finished in these educational institutions. However, teachers of these subjects still serve in these colleges. Elaborating sources told that in foreign countries like America and England, the degrees of Pakistani students are not accepted who are asked to re-attain education of bachelors and masters in their countries. In order to end this concept and introduce the system of foreign countries, the government of Punjab has initiated STR Policy BSN programme in 36 colleges of the province. The students who do bachelors and masters through STR Policy BSN Programme would hold the same education standard of America and England and their precious years would not be wasted even there, the sources cleared.
When this correspondent approached several students and teachers of Punjab government colleges, they said that government officials were not enforcing policies in educational colleges. They appealed to the Punjab Chief Minister, Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif to take immediate notice of the matter and resolve this issue particularly in the interest of the students who are facing problems in getting education due to absence of teachers of different subjects in their colleges.
When approached to seek comments on the issue, Director Colleges, Dr Abdul Qayyum Bhatti, who is also holding additional charge of Principal of Gordon College agreed that the problem of non-implementation of ratio policy of teachers and students exists in educational institutions of the province. He even agreed to the claims of the sources that only because of political intervention this policy has not been implemented. "The politicians stop the cases of transfer of teachers to the remote areas where they are needed due to higher ratio of students. The strength of teachers in big cities of Punjab is higher as compared to the ratio of students. However, he stated that the matter has been brought into the notice of education secretary through an application moved by the education department of Punjab and it is likely to be resolved in short period of one to two months," Abdul Qayyum claimed.
IJT flayed over threats to teachers
Lahore: Punjab University's Academic Staff Association (PUASA) on Saturday strongly condemned what it termed sheer act of abuse and threats meted out to senior teachers, including female faculty at University Law College allegedly by Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) activists.
A PUASA Press release stated that members of PU admission committee consisted of senior teachers visited admission stall set up at University Law College in the morning and removed IJT flags on which IJT activists allegedly used vulgar language against female teachers.
The IJT activists locked the main gate as well as inside gate of the college and threatened the teachers that they would not let them go outside.
The ASA called upon Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to immediately take notice of the hooliganism of Islami Jamiat Talaba and incidents of insult of teachers and order the officials concerned to purge university from rogue elements.
Meanwhile, in a statement Jamiat accused a group of teachers close to the Vice Chancellor of "attacking" the IJT admission stall and using abusive language against the students.
A PU teacher seeking anonymity said it was unfortunate that Jamiat activists were setting up admission stalls at the varsity despite the fact the administration did not allow it and term the same illegal.
Had Islami Jamiat Talaba not set up the stall, there would have been no issue today at all, he added.
PU faculty member honoured
Lahore: Punjab University Institute of Quality and Technology Management Assistant Professor Dr Muhammad Usman Awan has won Higher Education Commission (HEC) outstanding research award "Best Young Research Scholar Award" in the category of Management Sciences.
According to a PU spokesperson, the award is given to academics under 40 years of age who have significant track record of impact factor publications, research supervision, conferences participation, membership of editorial board of top rated journals and other scholarly activities. The news