UoP fees increase | GCU staffers arrested | PU linkages with UCLan
UoP students resent increase in admission, exam fees
Peshawar, April 02, 2008: Students at the University of Peshawar (UoP) on Monday complained against the increase in the
university's admission and examination fees.
officials said the increase was made to meet the increasing expenditures and
salaries of the teachers working in two shifts.
UoP Vice Chancellor Dr
Javed Khan, using his emergency power, issued directives regarding the increase
in fee, which was later notified to all concerned departments of the university,
a senior official said.
"The increase is aimed at meeting the
losses incurred by the University in addition to overcoming the recurring
expenditure and also the salaries of faculty members for taking evening
classes," he said.
He denied reports that the fee was increased due to
stoppage of grants by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). The annual
admission fee, which stood at Rs 6,500 has been increased by Rs 2,000 per annum.
"We had brought money with us in accordance with the fee mentioned in
the prospectus, and as a majority of us belong to remote areas, we have no one
to borrow money from to meet the additional requirements," students grumbled.
Meanwhile, the student organisations have also rejected the increase in
the fees and termed it a bid by the university administration to deprive poor
students from getting admissions. "We strongly condemn this act as a majority of
the students are unable to pay such high fees," student leaders said.
They accused the university administration of double standards and
said that on one hand, the university had been claiming of providing facilities
to the students, while on the other it had been putting more burden on the
students by increasing the fees.
The university administration recovers
losses from students under the head of tuition and admission fee and, students
alleged and termed it a step toward privatisation of the university. Dawn
GCU staffers arrested for Rs 137.2 m fraud
Lahore: The Anti-Corruption Establishment has arrested the treasurer and
head clerk of the Government College University Faisalabad for misappropriation
of Rs 137.2 million from the university funds.
The ACE has registered a
case against them and obtained remand of the accused, Qazi Khalil-ur-Rehman and
Shabbir Shah, respectively, for investigation.
Earlier, GCUF former Vice
Chancellor Dr Asif Iqbal lodged a complaint with Anti-Corruption Establishment
Faisalabad Region director that the accused were found to have illegally
withdrawn the money, by an inquiry committee, which he formed after receiving
complaints in this regard.
The inquiry committee comprised Prof Ashad
Javed (chairman of the committee), Assistant Treasurer Fawad Hafeez and Resident
Auditor Muhammad Amin.
Thereafter, the ACE Faisalabad Region director
constituted a 4-member inquiry team comprising ACE Faisalabad region deputy
Director Saqlain Abbas, ACE Toba Tek Singh Deputy Director Shahid Niaz , CO
Faisalabad Javed Iqbal and Bharwana/TT Singh CO Wajid Ali. He directed the team
to and directed to register a case against the accused and conduct a detailed
investigation, following which Treasurer Qazi Khalil-ur-Rehman and Head Clerk
Shabbir Shah were arrested. The ACE team has taken all the relevant record of
National Bank of Pakistan Jinnah Colony Branch Faisalabad, Treasury and Accounts
Branches GCUF into custody. The News
PU develops educational linkages with UCLan
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) and
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), United Kingdom, have decided to
collaborate in the fields of computer sciences, technology and physical
According to a press release issued by the PU on Tuesday, the
decision was made at a meeting between PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran
and Prof Dr Waqar Ahmed, the professor of Nanotechnology and Advanced
Manufacturing at the UCLan.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Kamran said that
students at the PU were more talented than students at any other university of
He said that the PU had educational linkages with various
foreign universities. He said that the PU and the UCLan must sign a memorandum
of understanding (MoU) to facilitate their faculties as well as their
Prof Waqar Ahmad briefed the hosts about his university and
extended a proposal for cooperation between the two universities. PU External
Linkages Acting Director Dr Rukhsana Kausar and Chemistry Institute Director
Prof Dr Jamil Anwar Chaudhry also gave their inputs in this regard.
was decided that PU students' tuition fee would be waved off at the UCLan and
the two universities would work together in the field of research.
press release read that the PU would send documents to Prof Waqar Ahmad and a
formal MoU would be signed soon.
Later, the Physics Department students
joined the meeting and had an interactive session with the guest. Prof Waqar
asked students about their career planning and goals in life.
the students to always fix a target in life and lead a directional life to
achieve that target with passion, vision and enthusiasm. Daily Times
Education expo opens tomorrow
Islamabad: The fourth "Dawn Education Expo-2008", will commence
on Thursday at the Pearl Continental Hotel, Rawalpindi on
Organised by the Dawn Group of Newspapers, the two-day
exhibition, is being held in the garrison city for the first time, said a press
release issued by the organisers here Tuesday.
This year over 60 local
and foreign higher education institutes from Britain, US, UAE, Malaysia, Canada,
France, Australia and Ireland will participate in the event.
exhibition will remain open from 11am to 7pm on both days.
UAF to Hold horse, cattle show
Faisalabad: The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) will
organise a three-day horse and cattle show from April 6. Vice-Chancellor Dr
Iqrar Ahmed will inaugurate the event.
The three-day show will be held at
the exhibition venue of the university on Jail Road adjacent to the Board of
Intermediate and Secondary Education.
UAF spokesman Qamar Bukhari said
nearly 500 horse riders and tent peggers would participate in the event and over
250 milch animals (cows and buffaloes) would be
Vice-chancellor Dr Iqrar had constituted various committees to
make the event a success, he said.
Bukhari said Dr Muhammad Aslam would
be the chief judge of various competitions and faculty of animal husbandry dean
Dr Muhammad Younas, Dr Ehsanullah, Dr Muhammad Amjad, Dr Munir Ahmad and Haji
Muhammad Shafiq will be co-judges.
He said the university had an old
history of organising tent-pegging competitions and contributed to animal
Former provincial minister Syed Husain Jahanian Gardezi, Malik
Fateh Sher Joeya, Malik Sikandar Tawana, Malik Muhammad Yar Khichi, Tahir
Husain, M Aslam Khan, Dr Riaz Ahmad Virk and Dr Amir Saeed are leading horse
riders and tent peggers. Dawn