Sarhad University convocation | Bahria, UK varsities
283 graduates of Sarhad University awarded degrees
Peshawar, April 9, 2008: The Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology (Suit)
Tuesday awarded degrees to 283 students, including 127 bachelors, 150 masters
and six M Phil.
The degrees were awarded in computer science, education
management sciences, information technology, health and physical education in
the fourth convocation held here. University of Engineering and Technology
Peshawar Vice-Chancellor Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gilani distributed the degrees
among students as the chief guest.
He said formation of the Higher
Education Commission has transformed the growth of education sector. "The share
of development projects in higher education sector started under HEC is also
unprecedented," he said.
He, however, lamented the lower university
enrolment rate in the country, which at present stands at four per cent in the
age bracket of 17-24 years in Pakistan, which is 10 percent in India, 40 in the
United Kingdom and 68 in South Korea.
He asked the youths to avoid
cynicism and be optimistic about the country. Suit Vice-Chancellor Dr Saleemur
Rahman presented the university's report and briefed about the university that
was established in 2001. He said the university had adopted strict grading
system and only one gold medallist had passed the examination with a 3.94
cumulative grade point average while rest of them scored between 3 and 3.35. The News
Bahria, UK varsities agree on mutual cooperation
Islamabad: Bahria University and Leicester University of UK signed an
agreement here Tuesday envisaging multilateral cooperation between the two
universities in varied academic areas.
To begin with, selected faculty of
Bahria University will proceed to Leicester University for PhD and MS programmes
in April and September this year.
The two universities have also agreed
to start split undergraduate and Doctoral programmes in various disciplines
including Computer Sciences, Engineering and Management and have agreed to work
together on Distance Learning.
Rector Bahria University Vice Admiral (r)
Farooq Rashid termed the agreement historic, opening a great opportunity for the
faculty and students of Bahria University for higher education in United
Kingdom. Dr John Fothergill, Pro-Vice Chancellor Leicester University signed the
agreement on behalf of his university. Daily Times
NTU closed after students' protest
Faisalabad: Following a demonstration by students on Tuesday,
the National Textile University (NTU) suspended its educational activities for
an indefinite period.
NTU students protested against the administration
as, what students say, it failed to get the university affiliation with the
Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) despite passage of a considerable
They said they had asked the administration time and again to
resolve the issue, but to no avail.
Insiders said scores of students
damaged the university property and disrupted the academia atmosphere to press
the administration to accept their demands. They also boycotted the
Letters have also been dispatched to the parents of
"rabble-rousers", sources say.
NTU Vice Chancellor
Masood Biabani said all educational activities would be suspended only for a few
He said students had been invited by the administration numbers of
times for talks, but they did not like to sit with the management.
the university accreditation with the PEC, Mr Biabani said efforts were on for
the purpose and university administration had been doing its utmost to resolve
all genuine issues of the academia. Dawn
Senior English teachers to be promoted to grade-17
Peshawar: The new NWFP government has stepped up work to
promote Senior English Teachers (SET) to the grade-17 pay scale, sources said on Tuesday.
They said that a formal notification in this
regard was expected within two weeks. Bakht Akbar Ghanizai, the general
secretary of Malgari Ustazan, said that provincial Minister for
Education Mian Iftikhar Hussain had assured the organisation that the demands of
teachers would be fulfilled and that a formal notification for the promotion of
SETs to grade 17 would be issued in the next week. He said that a summary
regarding the service structure for teachers, which has long been suspended, had
been sent to the chief minister for approval.
Three more demands of the
teachers' community – an up grade of the pay scale for teachers; increments for
untrained teachers; and an up graded pay scale for Physical Education Teachers
and Drawing Masters would also be seriously considered, he added.
scales of teachers were upgraded by former NWFP chief minister Akram Khan
Durrani and a notification to this effect was issued on October 1, 2007. It was
followed by an amended notification on January 26, 2008. However, the decision
has not yet been implemented.
During a meeting with teachers, Hussain
assured them that a meeting was scheduled with the Finance Department to discuss
the increments for untrained teachers. Daily Times