Balochistan girl scores top grades in 'O Levels'
Quetta, Sep 16: A girl student of Balochistan got five A*s (90 per cent or more) and three As (between 80pc and 89.9pc) in this year's O Level examinations given by the University of Cambridge, it was learnt on Sunday.
Rafia Durrani, a student of the Iqra Army Public School, Quetta, may be the region's top-scorer for the examinations.
According to the information released by the British university, Rafia secured A*s in English language, mathematics, physics, chemistry and Urdu. She secured As in biology, Islamiyat and Pakistan studies. Dawn
AIOU announces M.Phil, Ph.D results
Islamabad : Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has declared final results of M.Phil (Islamic Studies), M.Phil (Statistics), M.Phil (Mass Communication) and Ph.D (Agricultural Extension-M.Phil based) for the Semester Autumn 2012 and uploaded these results on the university website www.aiou.edu.pk.
AIOU Controller of Examinations Dr. Hamid Khan Niazi has said that dispatching of roll number slips and result cards have been made very systematic on which the students' complaints have been minimised.
He said that the students can also download their results from the university website: www.aiou.edu.pk. In addition, the students can contact the nearest Regional Campus of the university across the country about their results. The students can also contact for M.Phil and Ph.D results on 051-9057334. The news
HEC approves Rs 800ml for hi-tech labs in GCUF
Faisalabad: Higher Education Commission (HEC) approved on Thursday, Rs 800 million for the establishment of hi-tech laboratories in six departments of Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF).
According to a university spokesman, the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) had released an initial grant of Rs 50 million for the project, which would be completed under the supervision of CDWP.
He said that the hi-tech laboratories would be established in the departments of Bioinformatics, Physics, Zoology, Chemistry, Food Sciences and Computer Sciences.
He added that this would help accelerate research work in the GCUF according to international standards, besides providing huge revenue to this particular institute of higher education.
He further stated that these laboratories would also help the educational, industrial, agricultural and commercial institutions of Faisalabad and its peripheral district to take maximum benefits from the latest research.
These laboratories will also provide services for tests and chemical analysis in the medical field, as well as in the agricultural and industrial fields, he added. Dawn
QAU's closed hostel mess vexes students
Islamabad: Students residing in hostels of the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) are facing lots of problems pertaining to food, as the hostels' mess has not started its operation despite the start of classes from September 1. The students, especially females, who have come from other cities are facing troubles as they have no option but to eat unhygienic food available at nearby hotels or they visit Aabpara or Bhara Kahu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Purchasing meals from market at higher prices is adding to their woes. The students complained that the mess starts its operation two to three days after the beginning of classes but this year it is still non-operational for the reason best known to the administration. They said that going to market early in the morning for breakfast takes too much time and they often get late for their classes. Zainab Hayat, a student of the QAU, said that she and her friends had to walk three kilometres to the nearest restaurant to eat meal every day. Asma Ishaq, another student, said the QAU was one of the highly ranked universities of Pakistan but when it comes to facilities, its condition was the worst. She said the administration could not even provide the basic facility of food. She said that their parents were paying huge sums of money just to get them graduated from this university, but the administration was not paying heed to their problems. Rao Abdul Karim, another resident of the QAU hostels, said that he has to go to a friend's home in Rawalpindi daily and his friend's family had to provide him food due to the slackness of the university administration. The students demanded the QAU vice chancellor to take notice of the situation and ensure that mess in all hostels of the university open. Daily times
FJWU masters degree course
Rawalpindi: The Fatima Jinnah Women University administration has announced that all candidates willing admissions in masters degree courses must submit their un-submitted result to the university by September 18.
All candidates willing admissions in bachelor degree courses must submit their un-submitted Intermediate and National Aptitude Test result by September 25.
For further information visit the university website: www.fjwu.edu.pk or contact admission office. The news