Command and Staff College,
Quetta, Pakistan

Iqra Army Public School and College

b1Introduction.
Iqra Army Public School and College is an English medium institute of Command and Staff College. It primarily caters for educational needs of the children of the College community including Allied officers, Garrison officers (serving & retired) and civilians of Quetta City. The institute has co-education system and is located within the College campus. The academic environment is conducive for the social, moral and physical growth of the children. The staff endeavors to attain and maintain the highest possible scholastic standards for balanced development of the students. The aim of this prestigious institute is to impart balanced education to its students so as to help them to achieve academic excellence, develop sound character and become responsible citizens.

History.
The school was initially established with Montessori section in 1977 under the control of Command and Staff College, Quetta. In subsequent years, it was upgraded to Primary school. In 1981, the school was further upgraded to middle level. The year 1994 saw the school rise to Matriculation and Cambridge ‘O’ Level. The first batch that cleared both levels was then offered college (Intermediate) classes in science (Pre-engineering and Pre-medical). In 1996 the institution became known as IQRA ARMY PUBLIC SCHOOL AND COLLEGE. In 2003 the college was further upgraded to Degree level and was affiliated with University of the Punjab for B.Sc. classes. Later, the B.Sc. classes were discontinued due to less number of students. Iqra APS&C became part of APSACS in 2005. Uniform and syllabus have been standardized as per the policies of APSACS Secretariat. Iqra APS&C is a private institution, run by an Executive Council headed by the Commandant, Command and Staff College.

Administration.
The administrative staff of Iqra APS&C comprises Principal, Vice Principal (Academics), Vice Principal (Admin) and Section Heads. The school has following five main academic divisions called sections:-
Ser Section Grade Age Group
a. Pre-Scool Play Gp, K.G & Prep 3+ to 5+ Years
b. Junior Grade I-III 6+ to 8+ Years
c. Middle Grade IV-VII 7+ to 12+ Years
d. College Grade VIII, IX, X, 1st Yr & 2nd Yr 13+ to 17+ Years
e. Cambridge Grade Pre ‘O’ Lvl, O-I, O-II & O-III 12+ to 15+ Years

Affiliation.
The school offers education in following:-
Ser System Affiliation
a. PG-Grade 8 APSACS
b. Matriculation Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Islamabad
c. Cambridge Cambridge University, England

Admission Policy.
Admission in the school is subject to availability of seats, performance in the entrance test and interview in line with the policies and guidelines of Army Public Schools and Colleges System (APSACS) and School Executive Council. The salient features of the admission policy are as under:-
Ser Category Category Eligibility Allocation of Seats
a. A Wards of Directing Staff, Permanent Staff and Student Officers including Allied Officers attending staff course in the College (Wards of ex Directing Staff/ Permanent Staff are treated at par for grant of admission)
  • 50% C&SC and Gar Offrs
  • 30% Civilians
  • 20% JCO/Sldrs
  • Admission is not denied to category ‘A’ applicants. Children of teaching and other staff serving at Iqra APS&C and are treated at par with category ‘A’ applicants. The privilege is given to the confirmed staff members after the completion of probation period.
  • No admission for category A-Special is considered guaranteed. The number of students in a-Special should not exceed the limit of 5% of the total strength of students at the School/ College.
  • b. B Serving/retired Armed Forces personnel residing in Quetta Garrison.
    c. C Civilians
    d. JCO/Sldr Wards of JCOs & Soldiers
    f. A-Special Low paid employees of C&SC

  • Note:- Application for admission is entertained only on the prescribed form available in the school office. Subject to availability of vacancies in a class, a test and interview are conducted. After the test / interview, a merit list is compiled for successful candidates and admissions are granted on merit.
  • Academics.
    Academic session of Iqra Army Public School & College is as under:-

    1. School (grade PG to VIII) operates as per APSACS from Mar to Dec. Academic session of School section is divided in two terms. Each term comprises of 20 weeks. Following activities are carried out during the Term:-
      1. Class room Teaching
      2. Scheduled Check Points
      3. Numeracy Literacy Test (NLT) – Grade IV to VIII
      4. End Term Test (1st Term & 2nd Term) - Grade IV onward
    2. Academic Session of College section functions from Jul to next year Jun. To prepare the students for final board exam, following academic activities are carried out:-
      1. Class room teaching
      2. Term exams
      3. Stress Test series
      4. Pre-board exams

    Results..
    Results are shared with the parents through parent-teacher meetings (PTMs), as per APSACS schedule. Parents are also requested to visit the school to discuss any special problems faced by their wards in a particular area (Academics, social, etc). At the end of each academic session, Annual Awards Program is held. It is usually graced with the presence of Commandant, Command and Staff College, who is also the Chairman of School Executive Council. Parents of awards winners are invited to the occasion. As per the policy of APSACS, the first three position holders of grade IV-VIII are awarded prizes as well as merit certificates. The performance of first position holders at school level in Secondary School Certificate (Matric), Higher School Certificate (F.Sc) and Cambridge ‘O’ Level exam is acknowledged with award of special medals. Besides, the best performers in co-curricular domain get special prizes.

    Laboratories..
    Iqra APS & C has 3 x fully equipped science labs of Physics, Chemistry and Biology with 1 x labs In-charge & 3 x lab assistants.