KEMU teachers' recruitments | BISE computerised B-Form
Health dept blocks KEMU teachers' recruitments
Lahore, Apr 12: The Punjab Health Department has 'overstepped' its authority by halting
the recruitment of teachers on vacant posts at the King Edward Medical
University (KEMU), it is learnt.
In November last
year, the university administration advertised 18 vacant teaching posts
in different newspapers and received several applications from eligible
Authorised: However, the Health Department blocked
the recruitment of teachers through a notification issued in February,
only a week before the interviews were to be conducted.
to the KEMU Lahore Act 2005, the university syndicate is authorised to
"create or abolish the posts of professors, associate professors,
assistant professors, demonstrators and other teaching posts". It is
also authorised to "appoint teachers and other officers on the
recommendations of the selection board". Moreover, the syndicate –
which consists of provincial secretaries, vice chancellors, the Lahore
High Court (LHC) chief justice (CJ), members of provincial assemblies
(MPAs), and financial experts among several others – had decided in
2006 that all vacant teaching posts should be filled by the university
Health Secretary Fawad
Hassan Fawad said the KEMU administration was not authorised to recruit
doctors on teaching posts. When asked if the university has been making
recruitments in the past as well, Fawad said the university could
recruit doctors on only those posts for which it maintains a budget.
"When the government has to pay the faculty, it will also be the
recruiting authority," he added. A senior KEMU official, seeking
anonymity, said the notification from the health department was
"shocking", as the university had made recruitments in the past as
well. He said the university depended upon fee collections and grants
from the government and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) for its
Discrimination: The university's total
earning last year was Rs 74 million, while it paid Rs 381 million in
salaries alone and bore utility expenses of Rs 85 million, the official
said. He said the government's attitude was "discriminatory" towards
the KEMU, alleging that recruitment interviews were halted to
accommodate a "blue-eyed" doctor who could not get a post on merit.
CM's Taskforce on Health Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi said the KEMU was
authorised to recruit teachers. When asked why the Health Department
had then blocked the move, he said the move has been taken to sort out
some "complications" involved. He said KEMU employees were in effect
Punjab government employees, and have been working in the university on
deputation. He said the CM had formed a committee to finalise the mode
of recruitment and method of promotions, when the health secretary was
replaced. He said the committee would finalise its recommendations
within a month, when all teaching posts will also be filled. Daily times
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BISE computerised B-Form condition irks students
Chiniot: April 11: The Faisalabad board of intermediate and secondary
education (BISE) has prescribed that every candidate must enclose
B-Form issued by Nadra along with his or her registration application
for 2011 Class IX examination by April 14 and this condition is irking
students and their parents owing to troublesome procedure of obtaining
The BISE has made it mandatory for thousands of
students appearing in Class IX examination next year to attach
computerised B-Form along with their registration applications.
people approached the Nadra centre here to get the B-Forms issued, they
were told that first applicant's father must get computerised national
identity cards (CNIC) issued from Chiniot district and then B-Forms
would be issued to them.
Chiniot was upgraded as district on
July 1, 2009 and prior to that all CNICs were being issued from Jhang
district. Now all the fathers of B-Form applicants have to get their
CNICs amended first under the rules.
As Nadra takes about 15
days to issue duplicate CNICs and B-Form takes another 10 days, many of
the parents fear they would fail to meet the BISE deadline, which would
spoil their children's future.
They have demanded of the Nadra
chairman amend the authority's software so that it automatically
replaced the addresses of "Tehsil Chiniot, District Jhang" with "Tehsil
and District Chiniot" to facilitate students and their parents.
Ghulam Mohammad, the father of a Class IX student, said that he visited
the Nadra centre to get his daughter's B-Form issued. He said he had to
queue up for three hours to know that first he had to get his CNIC
amended with new district address.
He said that it was not possible for him to send his daughter's registration application form on time.
have also demanded of the BISE chairman extend the date for submission
of registration application forms for at least one month so that every
student could obtain the requisite documents easily.
contacted, Nadra assistant manager Mohammad Idrees said that it was
mandatory for all B-Form applicants that first their fathers must get
their CNICs amended and issued from the new district.
he said, he had expedited the process of issuing amended/duplicate
CNICs and B-Forms and now both the applications, if submitted
simultaneously, were being processed in six working days. Dawn
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Government Islamia College for Women Convocation
Lahore: The 54th convocation of the Government Islamia College for Women, Copper Road,
was held on Saturday in which passing out students of FA/ FSc, BA/ BSc
and MA/ MSc were awarded certificates and degrees. PML-N MPA Ghazala
Saad Rafique was the chief guest on the occasion. Director Public
Instructions (DPI) Colleges Dr Jaleel Tariq, the college faculty
members and a large number of students were also present. Ghazala Saad
Rafique said women of Pakistan had great talent and creative ideas,
adding that they needed to come forward and play their role in the
country's development. The college principal, Farzana Shaheen,
presented annual report of the college and talked about various
academic programmes of the institute. The news
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Convocation at Ali Institute
Lahore: The Ali Institute awarded bachelor of education (BEd)
degrees to some 175 students at its convocation here on Saturday.
board of governors chairman Syed Babar Ali congratulated degree holders
and told them that it was their social responsibility to provide better
education to children.
He said their focus of teaching should
not only be private sector schools, but also the public ones and they
must work hard to produce better stuff.
Ali Institute acting
Rector AH Nayyar said it was working hard to improve the education
standard in the country. He said the institute had established teaching
resource centres in Kasur, Sheikhupura, Mianwali, Bhalwal, Sadiqabad
and Rahim Yar Khan which were providing training to the teachers of
these districts. He said it was the first institute of Pakistan which
had secured Unesco Hamdan Award.
Nayyar said the Ali Institute
had been given the degree awarding status in February this year, and it
would soon launch a four-year B.Ed programme.
He said the
institute was also giving training to the teachers of 40 seminaries of
Punjab. "Our main purpose is to produce better teaching stuff," he
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SIMS for data of 1m students
Lahore: The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has introduced the
state-of-the-art Student Information Management System (SIMS) to
maintain computerised data of about one million students enrolled with
partner schools under different educational programmes in 29 districts
of the province.
PEF Chairman Raja Muhammad Anwar said this
while chairing a meeting with representatives of partner schools of
different cities at his office. He said computerised record of all the
12,000 students of the Education Voucher Scheme (EVS) in Lahore city
had already been prepared by the PEF.
The meeting was briefed
on various policy decisions taken by the PEF to improve and strengthen
educational reforms process and better interact with the partner
Raja Anwar said the SIMS would especially help keep
up to date students' information for maintaining transparency. Through
this system, monitoring and evaluation of the partner schools will
become easy and less time consuming, he added.
He also said
the PEF- IT Department had also launched the Online Complaint Box
facility at the PEF website (www.pef.edu.pk). "The objective of this
Complaint Box is to provide online facility to partner schools and
other users so that their different queries could be handled timely,"
he concluded. The news
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GCU opens Noon Meem Rashid Seminar Hall
Lahore: Renowned poet and Majlis-e-Taraqi-e-Adab Director Shahzad Ahmed
inaugurated the Noon Meem (NM) Rashid Seminar Hall at the Government
College University (GCU) on Saturday. Also, Pakistan Academy of Letters
Chairman Iftikhar Arif handed over original manuscript of NM Rashid's
writings to the GCU Vice Chancellor Professor Khalid Aftab.
over the inauguration ceremony of the NM Rashid Seminar Hall, Professor
Aftab recollected memories of GCU's struggle to commemorate the
invaluable services of legendary old Ravians of such rare vintage as
Professor Abdus Salam, Faiz Ahmed Faiz and NM Rashid.
on the occasion, Shahzad Ahmed stressed the need to explore the
literary nuances in the poetic works of NM Rashid. He lauded GCU's
efforts in compiling an anthology of criticism on Rashid's poetic art
by a distinguished Urdu professor, Dr Tabassum Kashmiri, which was
expected to be published at the centenary birth anniversary of the poet.
Adviser Professor Tariq Zaidi elaborated upon the literary contribution
of Rashid and his passionate association with his alma mater, GCU. He
also announced that the GCU Urdu Department would host an international
seminar on NM Rashid in October this year. The ceremony was attended by
the literati of Lahore in huge numbers. Daily times
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UVAS trains third batch of laboratory heads
Lahore: The University of Veterinary and Animals Sciences (UVAS)
University Diagnostic Lab (UDL) has trained the third batch of the
laboratory heads of Punjab Livestock and Diary Development in 'basic
disease diagnosis in livestock and poultry'. The concluding session of
the training was chaired by UVAS Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz
who later also distributed certificates among the participants.
Director Prof Dr Masood Rabbani said the UDL had recently trained 29
officers of diagnostic labs of different districts of Punjab in three
groups. He further added that an advance training course would also be
started by UDL on April 11, 2010. In this one-week duration of the
extensive hands-on training sessions, the trainees have been trained in
workable models of running diagnostic labs, good lab practices (GLPs),
lab management system (ISO 17025), etc. The news
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