Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have agreed in principle to collaborate with each other in promotion of informal education system in Punjab.

Chiho Ohashi, Project Advisor JICA-Non formal Education (NFC), during her meeting with the Vice Chancellor AIOU said that JICA would like to seek the support of the AIOU for the promotion of distance-learning system. The vice chancellor assured her that AIOU will provide the required study material, study methods and effective monitoring system to ensure quality education to the people in Punjab. He appreciated the efforts of JICA in fighting out illiteracy from the country.

The vice chancellor said that the AIOU wished to seek the support of international organisations like JICA in expanding its educational network in whole of the country.

The AIOU, he added, is actively engaged in establishing its regional campuses and study centers especially in low literacy regions. They are working on the task of providing quality education at the mass scale. The main focus of their teaching is on promoting life-skilled like first aid education. Director Bureau for University Extension and Special Programme (BUESP), Mir Mukhtiar Hussain Talpur, was also present on the occasion.

Karachi SSC examinations


Board of Secondary Education Karachi has announced that the Secondary School Certificate Examinations Part-I and II Annual Examinations had been concluded here on Saturday.

BSEK Controller Examination Noman Ahsan said that three postponed papers of general group were held on Saturday. He said that the checking of copies would also be taken transparently.

BCom results

University of Karachi has announced the results of BCom Part-I (Regular) Annual Examination 2012.

As many as 16,500 candidates were registered in the examination out of them 15,906 appeared, while 3,866 declared to be passed with 24.31 pass percentage.

PU notifications

Punjab University Examinations Department has issued the revised schedule of MA/MSc Part-I & II annual examination 2013. According to notification commencement date of MA/MSc Part-I annual examination 2013 is 16-07-2013 and MA/MSc Part-II annual examination 2013 is 20-06-2013. Details are also available at PU website

PU declares results: PU Examinations Department has declared the results of MPhil Islamic Studies (semester system) session 2010-12, MSc (Engg) Chemical Engineering (semester system) session 2010-12, Professional Diploma Graphic Design (semester system) session 2011-12, Professional Diploma in Textile Design (semester system) session 2011-12, Professional Diploma in Painting (semester system) session 2011-12 and Professional Diploma Print Making (semester system) session 2011-12. Detailed results are also available at PU website

World Veterinary Day

The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences observed World Veterinary Day 2013 with the theme “Vaccination to prevent and protect” here On Saturday.  The day-long activities started with a walk to raise awareness about importance of vaccination to protect animals from diseases. A free rabies vaccination camp was organized at the Pet Centre while a free treatment camp at the Outdoor Hospital.