KARACHI: Senior Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq called upon the educationists, intellectuals and experts for the upliftment of standard and quality of education in the province as well as in the country.A sincere, honest and gigantic effort is needed to overhaul the system of education for a better future of the country, he said while speaking at lifetime achievement award ceremony of Alumni Association of Government College Hyderabad at Royal Rodale Club here on Saturday.Awards were presented to former Governor State Bank of Pakistan and IBA Chairman, Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Educationist and Burucrate and former Vice Chancellor Sindh University Mazhar-ul-Haq Siddiqui, Senior Cricket Reporter and Writer Qamar Ahmed and Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq for their achievements for the college.We needed the support of experts and dedicated persons for better and quality of education and preparing better breed of students for the future of the country, he said.Pir Mazhar said Dr.Ishrat Hussain, Mazhar-ul-Haq Siddiqui and Qamar Ahmed are role models and great examples for their outstanding achievements in their respective fields.He expressed the hope that future generations will learn from their experiences and achievements and try to emulate them, particularly make endeavors to excel in education. Pir Mazhar recalled a recent incident involving Dr.Ishrat Hussain during a dinner reception in honor of Tajik President at Governor House. He said when Tajik President saw Dr.Isharat Hussain at the reception he personally came to him and thanked him for helping Tajikistan in their economic reforms.Pir Mazhar lauded the Alumni Association of Government College Hyderabad for honoring the old students of the college. He appreciated the efforts of President of the Association and former MNA Abdul Rehman Rajput, Secretary General Prof.Nazeer Hussain Qasmi and his team for conducting such a graceful ceremony.Dr.Ishrat Hussain, who did his Masters in Chemistry from Sindh University said, his rise was a result of sheer hard work and his focus on studies.He said he was feeling great being amongst the school and college fellows of the past and recalled his memories with the college.Mazhar-ul-Haq Siddiqui, who worked in different positions also called for strict steps for reviving the old standard of education and offered his services for the cause. Cricket Writer Qamar Ahmed said he raised his talent after he migrated to United Kingdom 40 years ago. He recalled different incidents as cricketer writer and commentator while reporting for different newspaper of the world.He also recalled meeting with political giant and former South African President Nelson Mandela alongwith former Indian Captain Sunil Gasvakar. Abdul Rehman Rajput in welcome address highlighted the problems being faced by this historical instituation located at the bank of Phulili Canal. He said during the past few months Alumuni Association with support of some former students of the college raised funds to improve facilities in the college and provide scholarships to talented needy students.However, he urged the Senior Sindh Education Minister and ex-student of the College, Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq for renovation and refurbishment of the college.Secretary General of the Alumuni Association Prof. Nazeer Ahmed Qasmi, who conducted the programme, recalled the long history of the establishment of college in 1917 and achievements of lifetime achievement award winners and heroes of college.The ceremony was attended by former students of fifties, sixties and seventies and members of Karachi and Hyderabad Chapter of the association.F.P. Report.
LAHORE:THE Lahore Traffic Police from Friday launched ‘Education Week’ in collaboration with a petroleum company to educate and guide citizens about traffic rules and regulation.
This was announced in a seminar held in a local hotel on Friday. CCPO Ahmad Raza Tahir, Chief Traffic Officer Syed Ahmad Mobeen, DIG Operations Ghulam Mahmood Dogar, DIG Investigation Ali Amir Malik, LDA DG and Lahore DCO were also present.
The CCPO lauded the efforts of the City Traffic Police for launching the campaign for the awareness of road users to decrease the ratio of road accidents.
CTO Ahmad Mobeen said that during the ‘Education Week’0.8 million pamphlets and gifts with writings on them about traffic rules would be distributed among the citizens.
He appealed to teachers, parents and other circles of society to play their role in guiding the citizens about traffic rules and regulations. The CTO said that more than 1,600 streamers would also be displayed on different roads.The news.
KARACHI: Senior Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq called upon the educationists, intellectuals and experts for the upliftment of standard and quality of education in the province as well as i
Devolution of Education Ministry criticised
Rawalpindi, July 02: Pakistan Green Task Force Chairman Dr. Jamal Nasir has criticised the devolution of Ministry of Education and termed it a conspiracy against the people of Pakistan and said uniformity in the education system is the only solution of all issues.
“We can attain the goal of progress and prosperity by educating our young generation without any discrimination of cast, creed and colour. The current education system based on social status is spoiling the future of intelligent deserving students,” he stated this while addressing a seminar organised by Private Schools Network, says a press release issued here on Friday.
Dr. Jamal said that discrimination in the education system has disappointed the youngsters and also badly affected the carrier of new generation. He said: “We can bring revolution through promotion of education from grassroots level, the present conditions of our public sector educational institution is dilapidated and besides up gradation of these institutions it is imperative to provide a suitable and congenial atmosphere in which students could excel their capabilities and talent.”
The News Education Expo ends after grand show
Lahore: The News Education Expo 11 attracting a large number of visitors on its second day concluded here on Tuesday.
Most of the students who visited the expo were also accompanied by their parents who showed a keen interest in the event and explored stalls to select institutes for their studies.
The two-day mega educational event, organised by the Jang Media Group, had started on Monday and thousands of people visited it. The halls of the PC Hotel remained jam-packed with a large number of people who were seen collecting information from stalls.
Tauseef, a visiting student, said the expo had proved more useful than his expectation as free information about academic programmes of universities was available there. He said it was a great experience to see representatives of so many universities under one roof.
A number of other visitors also lauded the efforts of the Jang Group for organizing the event just ahead of admission season.
Bilal Malik, assistant marketing manager of CFE Group of Colleges, termed the expo a right platform to directly interact with the target audience.
“The event also provided us with an opportunity to present a complete picture of CFE Group of Colleges,” he added.
Assistant Director of STEP Institute, Wajiha Daud, said that her institute had received a good response from students in the expo. She, however, said that most of the students lacked a focused approach towards their future academic plans, and added, “We did our best to guide them in this regard too.”
Cultural Affairs Officer at US Consulate, Lahore, Kathryn Kiser, who was present at the stall of the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) appreciated the efforts of the organisers and termed The News Education Expo 11 a good experience. She said education in the US was really challenging academically owing to which it was a favourite destination for many international students, including those from Pakistan. She was of the view that student exchange programmes between the US and Pakistan should be promoted. She said the USEFP and the Education USA had their active presence in Pakistan and were guiding the students for their future academic plans in the US.
Sahar Sadiq, student development executive of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), said her organisation was the UK-based and had presence in 168 countries, including Pakistan. She said it was good to see lots of students and most of them were accompanied by their parents which showed interest and confidence of people in the expo.
SKANS School of Accountancy’s manager marketing Mahvash Khan also said it was good to see parents discussing future academic plans of their children.
Nadeem Alvi, who introduced himself as programme coordinator of Pharmacy Department at the Hajvery University, said the students were provided with detailed information about various academic programmes offered by his university. He said free blood group, blood sugar and BMI tests of the visitors were also conducted by the Pharmacy Department of the Hajvery University in the expo.
Ejaz Rahi, education counselling manager at Falcon Education and Consultancy Services (Pvt) Ltd, also termed the expo a great success and said the visitors were given free briefing on the UK education policy and other admission-related information.
It is pertinent to mention here that the University of Lahore was platinum sponsor of the expo while gold sponsors were Aloha Mental Arithmetic, University of South Asia, USA, KIPS College, Qarshi University, University of Management and Technology , UMT, Superior Group of Colleges, Hajvery University, Global Institute, Institute of Business Management, Pakistan School of Fashion and Design, Higher Education Commission, ATS Training Institute, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants , CIMA, USEFP, HR Consultants, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Radio FM 91,The news
PPAF launches Rs250 million programme to improve education in the restive province. PHOTO: FILEISLAMABAD:
Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) has launched a comprehensive quality education programme for the youth of Balochistan at a cost of Rs250 million. The programme, which aims to increase literacy in the province, has been initiated in Kharan, Khuzdar, Musa Khel, Jhal Magsi, Kohlu, Awaran and Panjgur districts.
Over 12,000 students are enrolled in different schools under the programme. Out of these students, 7,700 are males and 4,400 are females.
PPAF has also established 31 community schools so far, while it has adopted 145 public schools and provided water, furniture, repair, renovation, teachers’ training and activation of school management committees in these districts. Similarly, the institution is providing financial support for fees, books, uniforms and stationery to over 3,000 students under the Chamalang Education Programme in Kohlu district.
The organisation has also arranged regular trips for students as a part of its initiative to expose these students to the diverse culture of the country. Currently 80 students from grade five to twelve are visiting Fort Munro, Ghazi Ghat Bridge in Multan, historical landmarks in Lahore, Military College Jhelum and Mangla Power House and Water Sports Club under the programme.
PPAF, a private sector institution, is one of the most prominent institutions working for development in the country and the largest source of pro-poor spending excluding Public Sector Development Programme. The organisation enjoys the support of Government of Pakistan, World Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development, United States Department of Agriculture, USAID, KfW (a German government-owned development bank) and the US Corporate Sector.
The institution’s outreach extends all over the country and its development programmes have been widely recognised. PPAF has received a positive response from donors as well.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 30th, 2011.
Board of Secondary Education Karachi asked internal examiners of SSC Annual Practical Examinations 2011
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BSEK approves Rs 412.4 million surplus budget Karachi: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) has approved Rs 412.4 million ‘surplus budget’ for the fiscal year 2011-12 with an expenditure outlay of Rs 411.6 million. The budget was approved in the Board of Governors meeting of BSEK, held here on Tuesday at the committee roomabout 1 month ago – No comments
18 caught cheating in SSC exams Karachi: Eighteen candidates were caught using unfair means on Wednesday during the ongoing SSC annual examinations of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi, an official of the board said in a statement issued on Wednesday. The official said that the chairman of the board, Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai, alsoabout 1 month ago – No comments
31 cases of cheating reported in SSC exams Karachi: At least 31 candidates, found using unfair means, were caught redhanded by the officials of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) during their surprise visits at different examination centres on Monday. The candidates of class IX appeared in their paper of Biology (Theory) at 225about 1 month ago – No comments
SSC suppl exam forms Karachi: A policy is being framed to accommodate those candidates who could not submit their SSC supplementary examinations forms till the March 29 deadline. A statement issued by the Board of Secondary Education Karachi on Monday said that the move was in line with the concession recently announced by Sindh Governorabout 2 months ago – No comments
Impersonation and cheating prevail during SSC exams Karachi: The exam mismanagement saga continued on day four of the Secondary School Certificate Annual Examinations 2011 on Thursday, when yet another stream of reports of cases of the use of unfair means, accompanied by some impersonation offences, poured into the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK), asabout 2 months ago – No comments
Unruly scenes outside BSEK office as exams loom Karachi: Hundreds of students thronged the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) at the eleventh hour on Saturday, hoping to submit their examination forms with only a couple of days remaining before the commencement of this year’s annual examinations, only to find that the board would notabout 2 months ago – No comments
SSC annual exams | SSUET enrolment SSC annual exams began Karachi, Not yielding to the pressure of candidates trying to submit their forms on the eve of the secondary school certificate annual examinations, officials of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) told them they could appear in the supplementary exams set to be conductedabout 2 months ago – 1 comment
SSC annual examinations | LCWU festival SSC Annual Examinations commence from 18th Karachi, April 15: The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Annual Examination 2011 of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) will commence from April 18. Chairman of the Board Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai said on Thursday that all the preparations in this connection haveabout 2 months ago – 1 comment
Karachi SSC exams 2011 date sheets Date sheets for SSC exams issued Karachi, April 11: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) on Sunday issued the date sheet for secondary school certificate annual examinations 2011. The candidates of class IX (Science Group) will appear in the paper of Pakistan Studies on Tuesday, April 19, Englishabout 2 months ago – No comments
BSEK reshuffle | Literary Urdu journal Reshuffle in BSEK Karachi, April 07: According to a notification issued from Governor Secretariat on Wednesday, Kalim Asghar Kirmani (controller of examinations, Board of Secondary Education Karachi) has been transferred as Officer on Special Duty to the Governor’s Secretariat. Kirmani had recently joined the office after a long medical
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BSEK asks internal examiners to submit scripts by July 4 Karachi: Controller of Examinations of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) has asked the internal examiners of SSC Annual Practical Examinations 2011, who have not yet submitted scripts of physics, chemistry, biology and computer science to submit the same latest by July 4. Inabout 19 hours ago – No comments
Karachi University MA annual exams 2010 MA exams begin on July 4 Karachi, June 29: The University of Karachi has announced that the MA annual examination-2010 for both private and regular candidates will start from July 4. More than 19,879 external candidates will appear in the exam along with 72 regular candidates. Arrangements have beenabout 1 week ago – No comments
-BSc (Part-II) (Reg) Annual Exam 2010 Karachi, The result of BSc Part 2 Annual Examination 2010 of University of Karachi (KU) has been announced on Monday June 2o, 2011, said the officials of Karachi University. According to result statistics all the top positions were got by female students. Sadaf Nazir of D.J. Sindh Government Scienceabout 1 week ago – No comments
Karachi, The result of M.Ed (Evening Program) First year Annual Examination 2010 of University of Karachi (KU) has been announced on Saturday June 18, 2011. Total 68 candidates appeared in the examination and the pass percentage remained at 72.06, said the university administration. Incoming search terms:m ed evening result 2010m ed examination results karachi universityfreeabout 1 week ago – No comments
KARACHI, June 16: The Board of Advanced Studies and Research (BASR), University of Karachi, has approved conferment of 25 PhD and 14 MPhil degrees. This was announced by KU registrar Prof M. Kaleem Raza Khan on Thursday. He said that the meeting of the BASR was chaired by KU Vice Chancellor Prof (Dr) Pirzada Qasimabout 2 weeks ago – No comments
Karachi, University of Karachi has announced the result of B.Com part 2 examination. Karachi University announced the result today June 10, 2011. download link BCom PART-II / Both Parts (Regular) Annual Examination 2010 – 10/06/11 UNIVERSITY OF KARACHI KARACHI (EXAMINATIONS DEPARTMENT) No. Exam./Conf./Annual/Result/2011 Candidates bearing the following Seat Numbers are hereby declared toabout 3 weeks ago – No comments
Manhandling of KU teacher slammed KARACHI, The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (Fuuast) teachers’ association (Abdul Haq Campus) on Tuesday condemned the alleged manhandling of Prof Dr Fayyaz Veed of the University of Karachi by some hooligans and demanded stern action against the culprits. President of the Anjuman-i-Asatiza Dr Abdul Ghafoor Balochabout 3 weeks ago – No comments
MBBS exam result Karachi University in Karachi on Tuesday announced the result of the MBBS Second Professional Annual Examinations 2011. According to statistics, 441 candidates appeared in the examinations and of them 277 were declared successful with the pass percentage of 62.81. A Karachi University official said that mark sheets were being issued at colleges.Theabout 3 weeks ago – No comments
KU form submission dates Karachi Controller of Examination, University of Karachi (KU), has announced that registration form of MA (Private) could be submitted up to June 13 at bank counters of the Silver Jubilee Gate of the university along with a fee of Rs2,000 while the examination form of MA, Double MA and Improvement ofabout 4 weeks ago – No comments
Ecnec approves three mega HEC projects Islamabad Despite opposition by the Federal Minster for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Naveed Qamar, the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) has approved three Higher Education Commission (HEC) projects worth Rs6376.2 million. According to well-placed sources, during the Ecnec meeting held here on May 26, the Federal