Science group girls outdo boys in inter exams
Karachi, Sep 13: "I studied hard not to bag any positions. I wanted to acquire knowledge and become learned and face the world with confidence," said young Ayesha Nawab of DA Degree College for Women.
Asked why she preferred a private college over government ones, the student said: "Well, we all know what happens in government colleges. Students want to study, but there are no teachers keen on teaching. So the students are left to fend for themselves. I didn't want that for myself."
Ayesha bagged the third position in A-1 grade with 921 marks out of a total of 1,100 in the Intermediate Science General Group as the Board of Intermediate Education, Karachi, (BIEK) announced results for the group along with pre-engineering, home economics (Part-I) and diploma in physical education here on Thursday in a programme.
In the Science General Group, Syeda Mehak Fatima of the College of Emerging Technologies stood first with 937 marks while there was a tie between Nimra Amin also of the College of Emerging Technologies with 934 marks and Musfirah Abdullah of DA Degree College for Women with as many marks.
The programme was also attended by Director General Colleges, Sindh, and Chairman of the Centralised Admission Policy (CAP) Committee Prof Dr Nasir Ansar whose son Zain Nasir of Adamjee Govt Science College came second with 986 in the pre-engineering group. It presented a fine opportunity for the media to ask him about the issue of lack of teacher's in government colleges brought up by Ayesha Nawab.
"We are working on building a proper student and teacher ratio. Some 22,000 new teachers are in the pipeline," he shared. Asked about the geology department at the Diwan Dayaram Jethamal (DJ) Sindh Government Science College that has been left without a teacher after the retirement of its department head, Dr Ansar said they were in the process of finding a new teacher for it as well as asking the retired teacher Syed Mohammad Maroof Husain to work as a professor emeritus there.
The issue of colleges producing zero per cent results also came up. "These colleges are allowed to remain open as they are catering to the failure and poor students who are not accepted by good colleges. Someone should be providing them education, too," Dr Ansar pointed out.
"Besides, for us all colleges are equal. There is a troika of students, teachers and parents that has to work with accordance to each other," he said. "If the parents are able to make their children attend college regularly, I don't think that the teachers will keep away from the classrooms after seeing them full of people," he said.
Meanwhile, Dr Ansar's son shook his head and smiled when asked if he had taken tuitions from his father. "No, I took tuitions from other people," he said. "I feel there is nothing wrong with taking tuitions. Students who take tuitions are serious about their education and work harder than others as they put in more study time," he added. Asked if he was satisfied with the board's system, he said that he was.
With the exception of Dr Ansar's son and another boy who stood third in his group, the top positions in all examinations were bagged by girls as usual. In the pre-engineering group, Munazza Khan of St Lawrence's Govt Girls Degree College stood first with 987 marks and the third position was a tie between Rimsha Muhammad Naeem of BAMM PECHS Govt College for Women with 980 marks and Syed Ahsan Adeeb of Aga Khan Higher Secondary School.
Meanwhile, the passing percentage for the home economics (Part-I) exams was 46.67 as 271 registered for the exams and 119 of the 255 who appeared passed in all the seven papers.
The diploma in physical education produced a passing percentage of 85.71 as 15 candidates registered, 14 appeared and 12 passed. Dawn
PU admission & date sheets
Lahore: Punjab University has issued schedule for admissions fee and forms for the BS-Ed first, second and third professional 2nd annual 2012 and annual examinations 2013.
The date of submission of admission forms and fee for the said exams is September 25, 2013 while the forms can be submitted with double fee till Sept 27.
The detailed schedule is available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk.
PU date sheets: Punjab University (PU) has issued written date sheets for the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D), second, third and fourth professional annual examinations 2013. Meanwhile, PU has announced the results of BS Applied Geology 2nd and 3rd professional second annual 2012. The detailed date sheets and results are available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk.
430 students awarded scholarships
Islamabad: Ministry of Education and Trainings has sent 430 students abroad on scholarships during last three years for higher education to different countries of the world.
These students were awarded scholarships under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) funded projects. The year-wise break up of scholarships shows that during 2011, the Ministry awarded 102 scholarships while 229 were granted in 2012 and 99 in 2013.
According to the Ministry here on Thursday, out of the total, 227 scholarships were awarded in Punjab during last three years, 72 scholarships in Sindh, 85 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), 16 in Balochistan, 08 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 11 in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), 08 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and three in Gilgit Baltistan (GB). The 16 countries to which the said students were sent for higher education during the period included Australia 08, Austria 32, Canada 05, China 61, France 06, Germany 93, Italy 48, Malaysia 01, New Zealand 05, Norway 01, South Korea 107, Sweden 01, Thailand 09, Turkey 22, UK 28 and USA 03. The news
SSC supplementary exams started
Rawalpindi: The supplementary examinations of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) under the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Rawalpindi will start today (Thursday).
A total of 17,000 students will take part in the examinations and 48 examination centres have been established. As many as 18 exam centres have been established for female students, 21 for male students and nine for both.
Meanwhile, the educational board extended the last date for registration for ninth grade exams to September 30. This step has been taken to increase the number of admissions. inp