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A STUDY OF THE FACTORS AFFECTING THE PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE OF TEACHERS AT HIGHER EDUCATION LEVEL IN KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA
Maqsood Ahmed,Ishtiaq Hussain,Maqsood Ahmed,Sarfraz Ahmed
Academic Research International , 2012,
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to improve the professional performance of teachers by measuring the factors affecting the performance of teachers at higher level. The study was descriptive in nature. All the principals, teachers and students of degree and postgraduate colleges of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa constituted the population of study. Fifty selected colleges constituted the sample.One principal, two teachers and five students were included in the sample from each college. Thusthe sample was 400 individuals i.e. 50 principals, 100 teachers and 250 students. Three questionnaires were prepared separately for principals, teachers and students. The data obtained was tabulated, analyzed and interpreted by using statistical techniques as mean, standard deviation average rating and analysis of variance (ANOVA). The factor of subject mastery was perceived by the principals, teachers themselves and students to be at the highest level among thefour factors of teachers’ professional performance. The factor of attitude toward students was viewed to be at the lowest level. Among the four factors of teachers’ professional performance teaching methodology and teachers’ personal characteristics were factors considered to be present in teachers’ performance at intermediary levels. Though, the factor of subject mastery of teachers’ professional performance was found on the highest level in the present study, yet teachers should continue their attention and improve their command on the content through self study and by attending in service refresher courses.
Anti-Radical and Neuroprotective Potential of Ficus infectoria in Scopolamine Induced Memory Impairment in Mice  [PDF]
Kiran Zahid, Syed Muhammad Faheem Ahmad, Maqsood Ahmed, Farah Khan
Advances in Alzheimer's Disease (AAD) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/aad.2018.72005
Abstract: Ficus infectoria has a wide distribution in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Southwest China and Indochina and is an enrich source of phytochemicals thereby possess antibacterial, antifungal and hyperglycaemic activities. In this study, we attempted to examine the cognitive ability of methanolic and ethanolic extract of F. infectoria fruit extract in scopolamine induced memory impairment in mice by using preliminary phytochemical and antioxidant tests, and the cognitive ability of the methanolic and ethanolic fruit extract of F. infectoria. Fruit extract was analyzed in scopolamine amnesia mice using passive avoidance approach. Piracetam was used as a reference drug (200 mg/Kg). Further confirmation was provided by means of mice brain homogenate biochemical tests. Maximum phytochemical, antioxidant activity and nootropic ability were observed in the ethanolic fruit extract of F. infectoria. Plant extract was used at three doses i.e. 75 mg/Kg, 150 mg/Kg and 300 mg/Kg and exhibited nootropic abilities in all tests used. Enhanced SDL value i.e. (291.2 ± 0.33+++###) was observed by the administration of plant extract at all dose range in comparison to reference drug i.e. piracetam (252.8 ± 1.60###) used in the study. The plant extract utilization has showed increase in total protein (25.08 ± 0.26+++### mg/g of tissue) and reduced glutathione content (33.0 ± 0.46+++### nmoles/mg of protein) and vice versa while low malondialehyde (MDA) (9.18 ± 0.17+++### nmoles/mg of protein) and AChE activity (0.067 ± 0.009+++### M/min/g protein). However, opposite situation was observed in the scopolamine amnesia mice. Hence it was concluded the plant extract possessed neuroprotective activity in the scopolamine induced cognitive decline in mice thereby used as cost effective natural medicines in near future.
REGIONAL DIFFERENTIALS IN STUDENTS’ PREFERENCES REGARDING THEORY OF MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES AT ELEMENTARY LEVEL
Maqsood Ahmed,Ishtiaq Hussain,R A Farooq,Sarfraz Ahmed
Academic Research International , 2011,
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to investigate the students’ multiple intelligences according to their preferences and how students’ multiple intelligences differ in terms of their region in which they live, at Elementary level. All the students studying in 7th class of age group 12+ in Government Middle and Secondary Schools of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan) constituted the population of the study.Total Eighty Government Middle and Secondary schools (20 from each district) from urban and rural regions were selected randomly to choose the students as the sample for the study. A total sample of 2000 respondents, in the age group of 12+ years studying in 7th class, was drawn out of the population using stratified random sampling technique. A tool "Multiple Intelligences Scale for Elementary Level", having eight sub scales, was used to examine students’ preferences in different components of Multiple Intelligences. The results of the investigation revealed that majority of the respondents had average levels of intelligence for all the eight components of multipleintelligence, however the students’ multiple intelligences showed variety according to their interests.When results were examined in terms of their locality i.e. urban and rural, significant differenceswere observed in the mean scores of Urban and Rural students for Bodily-kinaesthetic (-4.8) and Naturalistic (-8) intelligences. It was found that in case of Bodily-kinaesthetic and Naturalisticintelligences rural students took slight lead due to environmental factors.
Performance of Late Sown Wheat in Response to Foliar Application of Moringa oleifera Lam. Leaf Extract
Yasmeen,Azra; Basra,Shahzad Maqsood Ahmed; Ahmad,Rashid; Wahid,Abdul;
Chilean journal of agricultural research , 2012, DOI: 10.4067/S0718-58392012000100015
Abstract: a rise in temperature during early spring inducing early maturity is a key yield-reducing factor in late sown wheat (triticum aestivum l.). moringa oleifera lam. leaves are rich in zeatin, a cytokinin that plays a role in delaying leaf senescence, in addition to other growth-enhancing compounds such as ascorbates, phenolics, and minerals. the objective of this study was to optimize dose and optimum growth stage for foliar-applied moringa leaf extract (mle) and its role in delaying leaf senescence in late sown wheat. the wheat crop was shown on 16 december 2008; mle (diluted 30 times) was applied at different growth stages from tillering to heading and heading alone and distilled water was sprayed as a control. all the mle treatment results were better than the control. however, an increase of 10.73%, 6.00%, 10.70%, and 4.00% was evident in 1000 grain weight, biological yield, grain yield, and harvest index, respectively, with mle spray at tillering + jointing + booting + heading. the mle spray used only at heading gave 6.84%, 3.17%, 6.80%, and 3.51% more than the control 1000 grain weight, biological yield, grain yield, and harvest index, respectively. the mle extended seasonal leaf area duration (seasonal lad) by 9.22 and 6.45 d over the control when applied at all growth stages and a single spray at heading, respectively. we conclude that it is possible that the presence of growth-promoting substances in mle foliar spray can delay crop maturity and extend seasonal lad and the grain-filling period, thereby leading to greater seed and biological yields in late sown wheat.
IMPACT OF ACTIVITY-BASED TEACHING ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS IN PHYSICS AT SECONDARY LEVEL
Muhammad Khan,Niaz Muhammad,Maqsood Ahmed,Faiza Saeed
Academic Research International , 2012,
Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of activity- based teaching on the students achievement in Physics at secondary level. Thirty (30) lessons were selected from 9th class Physics for this study. All the science students of secondary schools of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, studying Physics at the 9th grade, constituted the population. A sample of 50 students was randomly selected from Govt. Secondary School Behzadi Chakr Kot Kohat. Pretest-Posttest Control Group Design of experimental research was selected for this research study. Two MCQs type achievement tests were used as research tools for the data collection. Experimental group was taught with the help of activities whereas the control group was taught the same lessons through traditional method of teaching for the period of six (6) weeks. t-test was used to analyze the data. The results showed that the activity- based teaching is more effective for the development of higher order skills in the students.
Effects of “Pedagogical Cycles” on Students’ Learning at Secondary Level
Ishtiaq Hussain,Farzana Sardar,Maqsood Ahmed,Shagufta Akhtar
Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences , 2011,
Abstract: The importance of education can not be denied as it plays the vital role in the development of an individual and ultimate progress of a nation is absolutely depends on the quality of education that is planned for young generation. There are different strategies, methods and techniques which make the teaching learning more effective the rules and guidance provided by pedagogy helps in achieving the aims, goals and objectives of education. The main objectives of this study were (a) to find out the relative effects of multiple pedagogical cycles in classroom teaching on students’ learning at secondary level. (b) To investigate whether the students can retain the learning for a longer time when taught through pedagogical cycle. The population of the study was the students of secondary level in the schools of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The study was delimited to the students of 10th class of Urdu medium schools .Only one Section of 10th class of Government Girls High School K.D.A. Kohat was taken as sample of the study. Sample students were further divided into two groups, i.e. experimental and controlled groups on the basis of their pre-test scores. Experimental group was taught by pedagogical cycle while the Control group was taught by traditional method for a period of six weeks. At the end of the treatment, a post-test was administered and scores of pre-test, post-test were served as data of the study. T-test and analysis of variance were applied to know the significance of difference between the scores of groups at 0.05 level.
Operating System Performance Analyzer for Embedded Systems
Shahzada Khayyam Nisar,Maqsood Ahmed,Huma Ayub,Iram Baig
International Journal of Computer Science Issues , 2011,
Abstract: RTOS provides a number of services to an embedded system designs such as case management, memory management, and Resource Management to build a program. Choosing the best OS for an embedded system is based on the available OS for system designers and their previous knowledge and experience. This can cause an imbalance between the OS and embedded systems. RTOS performance analysis is critical in the design and integration of embedded software to ensure that limits the application meet at runtime. To select an appropriate operating system for an embedded system for a particular application, the OS services to be analyzed. These OS services are identified by parameters to establish performance metrics. Performance Metrics selected include context switching, Preemption time and interrupt latency. Performance Metrics are analyzed to choose the right OS for an embedded system for a particular application.
Performance of Late Sown Wheat in Response to Foliar Application of Moringa oleifera Lam. Leaf Extract Rendimiento de Trigo Sembrado Tarde en Respuesta a la Aplicación Foliar de Extracto de Hojas de Moringa oleifera Lam.
Azra Yasmeen,Shahzad Maqsood Ahmed Basra,Rashid Ahmad,Abdul Wahid
Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research , 2012,
Abstract: A rise in temperature during early spring inducing early maturity is a key yield-reducing factor in late sown wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Moringa oleifera Lam. leaves are rich in zeatin, a cytokinin that plays a role in delaying leaf senescence, in addition to other growth-enhancing compounds such as ascorbates, phenolics, and minerals. The objective of this study was to optimize dose and optimum growth stage for foliar-applied moringa leaf extract (MLE) and its role in delaying leaf senescence in late sown wheat. The wheat crop was shown on 16 December 2008; MLE (diluted 30 times) was applied at different growth stages from tillering to heading and heading alone and distilled water was sprayed as a control. All the MLE treatment results were better than the control. However, an increase of 10.73%, 6.00%, 10.70%, and 4.00% was evident in 1000 grain weight, biological yield, grain yield, and harvest index, respectively, with MLE spray at tillering + jointing + booting + heading. The MLE spray used only at heading gave 6.84%, 3.17%, 6.80%, and 3.51% more than the control 1000 grain weight, biological yield, grain yield, and harvest index, respectively. The MLE extended seasonal leaf area duration (Seasonal LAD) by 9.22 and 6.45 d over the control when applied at all growth stages and a single spray at heading, respectively. We conclude that it is possible that the presence of growth-promoting substances in MLE foliar spray can delay crop maturity and extend seasonal LAD and the grain-filling period, thereby leading to greater seed and biological yields in late sown wheat. Aumento en temperatura durante inicios de primavera induciendo madurez temprana es un factor clave en la reducción de rendimiento en siembra tardía de trigo (Triticum aestivum L.). Las hojas de Moringa oleifera Lam. son ricas en zeatina, una citoquinina que tiene rol en retraso de senescencia foliar, además de otros compuestos que mejoran crecimiento como ascorbatos, fenoles, y minerales. Este estudio se planeó para optimizar dosis y estado de crecimiento óptimo para extracto foliar de moringa (MLE) aplicado foliarmente y su rol en retraso de senescencia foliar en siembra tardía de trigo. El cultivo de trigo se sembró el 16 de septiembre y MLE (diluido 30 veces) se aplicó en diferentes estados de crecimiento desde macollamiento hasta espigadura y en espigadura, mientras se asperjó agua destilada como control. En resultados todos los tratamientos MLE fueron mejores que el control. Sin embargo, un aumento de 10,73; 6,00; 10,70 y 4,00% fue evidente en peso de 1000 granos, rendimiento biol
Assessment of Retreatment Tuberculosis Cases amongst All Tuberculosis Cases Notification in District Swat 2015-2017: A Retrospective Cohort Review  [PDF]
Zahir Shah, Maqsood Ali Khan, Hina Najmi, Razia Fatima, Aashifa Yaqoob, Abdul Ghafoor, Ahmed Wali, Amjad Khan, Shah Hasan Khan, Ghulam Mustafa Halepota
Journal of Tuberculosis Research (JTR) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/jtr.2019.71002
Abstract: Retreatment Tuberculosis (TB) has long been a neglected area in global TB control. To determine the notification of re-treatment Tuberculosis TB cases among all enrolled TB patients, we conducted a retrospective cohort review of routine program data from 2015-2017. A total of 8663 tuberculosis cases (all new and old forms) were registered at the study site. Of these, 1916 (22%) were pulmonary bacteriological confirmed; 3498 (40.37%) were pulmonary clinical diagnosed and 3396 (39.20%) were clinically or bacteriological confirmed extra-pulmonary tuberculosis cases. Retreatment cases trend was found to be increased from 1% in 2015 to 1.6% in 2017. Majority of re-treatment cases were in the age group 18 - 43 years and only 7 patients were under the age of 15 years. This concludes that notification of re-treatment cases is very low among all enrolled TB patients and this could be possibly due to the fact that most of the re-treatment cases were registered as new cases or misdiagnosed. There is need and space to increase retreatment cases. Most of the re-treatment cases were usually converted to MDR-TB (Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis) as noted in PMDT (Programmatic management of Drugs resistant tuberculosis) site. Therefore, proper history and diagnosis should be encouraged at the time of case notification.
Synthesis, Structure Optimization and Antifungal Screening of Novel Tetrazole Ring Bearing Acyl-Hydrazones
Maqsood Ahmad Malik,Shaeel Ahmed Al-Thabaiti,Manzoor A. Malik
International Journal of Molecular Sciences , 2012, DOI: 10.3390/ijms130910880
Abstract: Azoles are generally fungistatic, and resistance to fluconazole is emerging in several fungal pathogens. In an attempt to find novel azole antifungal agents with improved activity, a series of tetrazole ring bearing acylhydrazone derivatives were synthesized and screened for their in vitro antifungal activity. The mechanism of their antifungal activity was assessed by studying their effect on the plasma membrane using flow cytometry and determination of the levels of ergosterol, a fungal-specific sterol. Propidium iodide rapidly penetrated a majority of yeast cells when they were treated with the synthesized compounds at concentrations just above MIC, implying that fungicidal activity resulted from extensive lesions of the plasma membrane. Target compounds also caused a considerable reduction in the amount of ergosterol. The results also showed that the presence and position of different substituents on the phenyl ring of the acylhydrazone pendant seem to play a role on the antifungal activity as well as in deciding the fungistatic and fungicidal nature of the compounds.
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