BISE Lahore intermediate students problems
BISE yet to enrol 1,000 intermediate students
Lahore, Apr 28: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) is yet to
enrol around 1,000 forms submitted by intermediate students with a
little more than a week left in exams, and BISE officials claim the
forms are in the "safekeeping" of some influential Examination
Department colleagues – who are "delaying the enrolment to adjust the
students at specific centres", learned on Monday.
sources said with only a few days left to go in the exams – scheduled
to start on May 8 – the Examination Department officials had pulled out
the forms and "given instructions to enrol the students now".
sources said no government or BISE official was taking notice of the
matter, and "the tragedy is that the BISE chairman has been kept in the
dark about the forms". They said the delay in the enrolment of the
forms had "exposed the BISE's so-called transparent examination
system". They called on the government to launch an inquiry into the
BISE Chairman Muhammad Akram Kashmiri said he was
unaware of the matter. However, he said he would investigate, and "a
transparent centre with proper checks will be announced for these 1,000
candidates". Meanwhile, BISE Public Relation Officer (PRO) Qaiser Virk
attributed the delay in registration to a "mistake by our Receipts and
Despatch Department", but denied that the forms had been held back to
accommodate the students at specific centres. He said there was no
chance of the students missing the exams.
According to the
sources, the forms surfaced on Wednesday when some "Examination
Department officials directed the Inter Branch to enrol them for the
Shocked officials said that the
registration of the forms could have been delayed either through "sheer
mismanagement, or in a bid to set up specific centres for specific
A BISE official said that the admission
forms were in the "safe custody of BISE Controller Manzoorul Hassan
Niazi and Assistant Controller Sheikh Iqbal... they are trying to enrol
these candidates as a formality now... they have already decided where
these students will sit for the exams". He said that BISE received the
forms in January with single fees, and the Receipts and Despatch
Department was supposed to send them after three days to the Inter
Branch – which processed the forms and assigned roll numbers and
examination centres. He said the government must take notice of the
three-month delay and the Examination Department official's
A Receipts and Despatch Department official said
it had not happened for the first time that forms had been sent to the
Inter Branch after a delay. He said such delays were aimed at setting
up ghost centres for candidates, and "a mafia in the BISE is involved
in such corruption every year". He said while fortunately, some of the
corrupt officials had been found out this year, "such things usually go
unnoticed". He said corruption was also reported during matriculation
examinations, but those responsible could not be identified because of
the role of some influential personalities.
BISE Controller Manzoorul Hassan Niazi was not available for comment. Daily times
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Varsities asked to generate funds for uplift
Lahore: The chairman of Higher Education Commission (HEC) has asked universities to generate funds for their development projects.
at the inauguration of Student Services Centre (SSC), Government
College University Lahore (GCU) here on Monday, HEC chairman Dr Javaid
R Leghari said universities all over the world had set up endowment
funds of billion of dollars with the help of their alumni.
advised the public sector universities to market their researches to
generate revenue. He, however, also pledged HEC's support for the
promotion of quality education in the universities. Earlier, he
unveiled the modern student services set up with the financial support
of Rs 25.581 million from the commission. Former Governor Sindh and old
Ravian Barrister Kamal Azfar and GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid
Aftab were also present on the occasion.
The HEC chairman
visited the all sections of the centre, which offers a wide range of
services including individual and group guidance, scholarships
information, internal advisory services and job placement for which a
recruitment section has also been built in the basement of the centre.
Leghari also visited the medical centre and inspected emergency
healthcare facilities for the students and was told that an ambulance
was also available around the clock for students. Talking about the
SSC, Dr Javaid said that the services being provided by the GCU to
students were highly beneficial for future social networking between
students and their alma maters.
"If the educational intuitions
take care of their students, they will return the debt after entering
into their professional lives. Don't look down on students, look up to
them, they are the future CEOs, politicians and bureaucrats," he added.
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UVAS students protest police torture
Lahore: Students of the University of Veterinary & Animal
Sciences (UVAS) on Monday held a protest against thrashing of some
students by the police and blocked the road outside the university. At
least three students were taken in custody by Lower Mall Police,
however, instant and strong resentment by the university students
forced the police to release them later.
According to the UVAS
officials, two students of the university had an argument with a
commuter outside the campus when one of them was hit by the latterís
bicycle and the situation worsened when the nearby policemen on a
picket intervened. The policemen allegedly manhandled the students
after which dozens of students came out on the road to protest.
officials alleged that SHO Lower Mall Nazir Uppal, instead of pacifying
the situation, made it worse as the police baton charged the protesting
students in his presence. They said three of the students were taken to
the police station which aggravated the situation.
Registrar Dr Kamran Ashraf said the university had moved an application
against the SHO Lower Mall as he mismanaged the situation and let the
violence increase. DSP Lower Mall Circle Ahmad Nawaz said the issue was
resolved amicably within half an hour, adding that no action was being
taken against police or students. The DSP also denied allegation of
baton charge by the police. To a question, he said police had not
received any application from the UVAS for action against the SHO Lower
Mall. The news
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