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Punjab medical colleges entrance test fee withdrawn

Entrance test fee withdrawn
Lahore, Aug 27, 2008: Punjab Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has announced the withdrawal of examination fees of all students sitting in entry test of medical colleges saying the Punjab government will pay their examination fees.

He said the entry test for admission in medical colleges would be held on September 14 for which foolproof arrangements had been made and provincial secretaries would perform their duties as superintendents in 12 examination centers set up for entry test. Besides ten examination centers, he directed to establish two centers in Gujranwala and DG Khan for the facilitation of students.

He expressed these views while presiding over a high level meeting held to review arrangements for the entry test for admission in medical colleges of the province at University of Health Sciences during which detailed review of mechanism of entry test, its transparency and other matters were taken.

While addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said he had introduced entry test for the elimination of "Booti Mafia". Now full attention will be paid to transparency of general examinations, he added. He said the examination system of FSc would be made foolproof after the continuation of entry tests for further one or two years. He said "Booti Mafia" would be completely eliminated from the province so that hardworking students could get their rights. He said a comprehensive strategy had been adopted for making entry test of September 14 error-free and the committee constituted for the transparency of entry test by him had done a commendable job in this regard.

He said Secretary level officers would be deputed in 12 examination centers set up in the province for ensuring transparency in entry tests while the candidates would not be allowed to take their mobile phones in examination centers. He said Chief Secretary, Inspector General Police and other senior officers would pay surprise visits to examination centers and a helicopter would also be used in this regard.

As some position-holders and other students, obtaining high marks in FSc examination, could not pay Rs 700 as examination fee, therefore, the Chief Minister announced withdrawal of this fee and said the Punjab government would provide this amount to University of Health Sciences as grant for examination expenditures.

Mian Shahbaz Sharif said effective measures should be taken for entry tests that students and their parents should feel a pleasant change. He also constituted a committee, headed by Additional Chief Secretary Punjab which besides making foolproof arrangements in examination centers, would take steps for the facility of students and their parents. The Chief Minister also directed to review the suggestion of bringing A-Level at par with FSc and measures for the facilitation of students of backward areas. The Chief Minister also directed to set up two entry test centers in Gujranwala and DG Khan.

Earlier, the Chief Minister was informed that all possible measures had been taken for transparency of entry tests. It was further informed that 2156 candidates would take admission in MBBS while 157 in BDS. He said that all matters, regarding elimination of cheating, identification of candidates and distribution of papers in examination centers as well as marking of papers, had been finalized while security arrangements had also been completed in examination centers. Later, the Chief Minister visited various sections set up for entry tests. The News

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Name: mudassar zahid
City, Country: islamabad,pakistan

"test should be base on MCQS only."
Name: muhammad saleem
City, Country: karachi, pakistan

"This is with regard to entry test for mbbs & bds. It is very good to provide equal chances of education through entry test but at the same time unjust to dislocate the students on the basis of merit. Entry test should give the ticket for enrolment but student sholud be adjusted first in their local / nearst colloeges then to othe distant colleges if their numers increases. This is by no mean a wise policy to ABAD the hostles and BARBAD the houses."
Name: sajjad a khan
City, Country: lahore, pakistan

"By the way guys do you know why Mian Shahbaz Shareef is so active in medical college matters, first he abolished the self finance scheme then secondly made 60 percent must in FSC an that was all in just 2 months! Why? Because this faggot was not permitted to start a medical college in Lahore so he thinks why everybody else is doing this medical college business and I am not! He wants to just annoy other medical colleges making huge money who admit students with marks less than 60 percent !!!"
Name: Nomi
City, Country: pakistan

"if you notice, most student who got best numbers in entry test ,are from villages and new exam centres such as sahiwal, DG Khan, etc ,that is very fishy, because in small towns they appoint dco or patwaris to monitor the entry test, and you can buy them with one goat or two bags of wheat,its very unfare to bright students who work hard without any reward . i hope these scum bags will do the heart surgery of those who made these new centers, God bless our country ,its all but gone."
Name: nasir
City, Country: lahore, pakistan

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Punjab determined to modernise education, says Shahbaz
Lahore: Progress, prosperity and supremacy of justice cannot be achieved without promotion of the education sector, said Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday.

The CM said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the new campus of Superior University in Raiwind. He said that education was very important to create awareness in society and promote research. The Punjab government is paying special attention to uplift the education sector of the province, he said. The CM also rewarded cars to two teachers of the university who had performed well and gave a cheque of Rs 50,000 on behalf of the university to a student who had obtained second position in ICom.

Neglected: Shahbaz said that the education sector had been neglected for the last 60 years and it was the reason the country was lagging behind other countries. Citing the example of Sri Lanka, he said that its literacy rate was 99 percent while Pakistan's was 50 to 60 percent.

Double standard: Shahbaz said that Pakistan had double standards with regard to education as the elite class had excellent facilities while millions of children belonging to poor families were forced to study in schools which did not even have furniture, water, electricity and other basic necessities.

Earlier, the university's director and rector also addressed the function and highlighted the superb performance of the university. Prisons Minister Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor, MPAs, other senior officials and a large number of teachers and students were also present at the occasion.

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PPSC chairman's absence delays results, interviews
Lahore: The Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC)'s examination results and postings have been delayed in the absence of a chairman.

Hundreds of candidates who appeared in written examination and interviews are waiting the results, sources said on Tuesday.

PPSC Chairman Tariq Sultan retired on July 20. Sources said only the chairman could announce the results of the interviews. They said that all the schedules of written examinations for various posts, which were set in August, had been postponed because of the absence of the commission's chairman.

They said about 100,000 applicants were waiting for their exam and interview calls. They said 500 assistant sub-inspector posts had still not been advertised.

According to government statistics, the PPSC chairman is the most competent authority of the commission. The PPSC secretary only looks after the administrative functions of the commission. The PPSC chairman conducts interviews for various posts. The PPSC chairman can also assign any member of the commission to make question papers for competitive examination. He sanctions funds to advertise various departmental posts. He also allots examination centres to various candidates.

A PPSC official said the Punjab government would appoint a chairman for the commission within a week.

The Punjab government spokesman was not available for comment. Daily Times

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Punjab University decided to introduce BCom Hons in colleges from next year
Lahore: The Punjab University has decided to introduce BCom (Honours) four-year programme in its affiliated colleges, public and private sectors, from the academic session 2009.

A consensus in this regard was reached after Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran approved the recommendations of the Board of Studies on Commerce to start the programme under the annual system in the affiliated colleges.

It is learnt that the Board of Studies had decided to introduce the BCom (Hons) from the current academic session, however, the varsity's affiliation committee expressed its reservations and demanded its start from 2009.

The committee observed that during one year's time it would review necessary requirement at the colleges to offer this new programme while abolishing the traditional two-year BCom.

A PU official said that more than 170 colleges both in public and private sectors were offering BCom programmes. Board of Studies of Commerce Chairman Prof Dr Liaqat Ali said that a consensus had been reached that the four-year BCom programme would be offered at the affiliated colleges from 2009.

He said that earlier it was discussed that the programme might be launched from the current academic session while those wanted to study for two years could exit with a BCom degree after two years. However, now the programme will be started next year as the affiliation committee would also review necessary requirement such as faculty and libraries of the affiliated colleges.

Dr Liaqat said there had been complaints about disparity in degrees issued by the PU and affiliated colleges, adding that the introduction of BCom (Hons) programme at the affiliated institutes would address these complaints. The News

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"its not fair to introduced bcom (hon) from 2009 pu should be keep moving bcom (it) 2 year programe. why the bechelor degree is for now four years ?"
Name: zeeshan
City, Country: rawalpindi, pakistan

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