Medical colleges entrance test in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Entrance test for medical colleges: University, evaluation agency at loggerheads
Peshawar, Aug 09: The Educational Testing and Evaluation Agency and Khyber
Medical University have locked horns over the decision of the latter to
conduct entrance test for admission in medical and dental colleges of
the province, according to sources.
The Educational Testing and
Evaluation Agency (ETAE) argues that it has been conducting tests since
its establishment in 1998 while the KMU sticks to its stance that it is
legally qualified to take the entrance tests for admission in its
affiliated medical and dental colleges.
For the first time,
KMU, the first public sector medical university, is holding the entrance
test. Previously, ETAE conducted entrance tests in the province.
The KMU has started registration of students for appearance in the
entrance test for admission in Khyber Medical College Peshawar, Khyber
Girls Medical College Peshawar, Ayub Medical College Abbottabad, Saidu
Medical College Swat, Gomal Medical College Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber
College of Dentistry Peshawar, Jinnah Medical College and Post Graduate
Medical Institute Peshawar.
The ETEA, an educational entity,
was established in November, 1998, by the government through an assembly
Act. It is supervised by a board of governors, headed by the chief
minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The minister for higher education is the
vice-chairman and secretary higher education department is one of the
members. The executive director of ETEA is the secretary of the board.
According to sources a joint admission committee, comprising principals
of all the medical and dental colleges, is also unhappy over the
decision as they say that entrance test is a source of income for Khyber
Medical College which raises an amount of Rs2 to Rs3 million every year
from sale of prospectuses.
The ETEA, sources, said had also
written to the secretary health explaining that it was its exclusively
domain to conduct the entrance test for admission in medical and dental
Under the new arrangements, the entrance test would
be conducted by ETEA under the umbrella of KMU, which had assumed the
responsibility to hold tests from this year onwards.
said that ETEA had dispatched documentary evidence to the government to
prove their point that it should be allowed to hold the tests. It also
argued that it had vast experience and relevant expertise to conduct the
entrance test and announce results and doing the same under KMU's
umbrella might affect the outcome of the entrance test.
had earlier announced August 8 for holding entrance test for more than
1,000 seats in public sector medical and dental colleges of the
province, but it deferred the test in the wake of floods.
According to KMU administration, it is its domain to hold the tests for
admission in its affiliated medical and dental colleges. "The KMU
conducts all professional examinations of all the public sector medical
colleges in the province and it should hold the entrance test because it
is also a professional test," it said.
The KMU officials also
argued that the university was established through an assembly Act in
2008 and before it ETEA was conducting the entrance test. Now, the KMU
had its full-fledged examination system and legal status to conduct such
tests, they added.
Besides medical and dental colleges, KMU
also holds entrance tests for admission in Khyber Institute of Community
ophthalmology Peshawar and Udhyana Institute of Medical Technologies
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PMA concerned over 'brain drain' of doctors
Lahore: Recruitment of nearly 600 Pakistani doctors in the disciplines of community and family medicine by the Saudi government
will further aggravate the shortage of doctors in the country, the
Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) said in a statement on Sunday.
office-bearers have demanded the prime minister and the Punjab chief
minister to check the 'brain drain', as the Saudi Ministry of Health has
offered 10,000 to 12,000 Saudi Riyals (300,000 Pakistani rupees) per
month to these doctors.
PMA office-bearers including Dr Yasmin
Raashid, Dr M Tanveer Anwar, Dr Ashraf Nizami and Dr Shahid Malik
further pointed out that four seats of professors, seven seats of
associate professors and 12 seats of assistant professors of community
medicine have been lying vacant across the province, while a similar
condition could be witnessed in other provinces as well.
government has been paying these consultants Rs 22,000 to Rs 40,000 per
month while the Saudi government has offered them 12,000 Riyals per
month for the same services. "It is a shame that our government has
never been bothered about the shortage of vascular surgeons and ICU
specialists in our public hospitals, whereas the Saudi government is so
much concerned about the health of its people that it is hiring
consultants from Pakistan, though for a minor specialty, and is even
offering a special salary package," they added. Daily times
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SU employees urge raise in salary
Hyderabad: Sindh University employees continued their protest on
the fifth consecutive day on Saturday to press for the acceptance of
Under the banner of the employees association,
they took out a procession from Jamshoro campus and reached the Old
campus in Hyderabad where employees of other universities joined them.
Later, they held a demonstration outside the press club.
Speaking on the occasion, association leaders said they held
demonstrations for their legal right, but the university administration
was threatening them with dire consequences.
They said that at a
meeting held with the vice-chancellor and registrar and other members
of a committee constituted by the VC, employees had been clearly told
that their salaries and medical allowance would not be increased by 50
per cent and 100 per cent respectively, as announced by the government.
They said that children of the retired employees were not being given
employment nor other problems of the employees were being solved.
Meanwhile, leaders of the All Sindh Universities Employees Federation,
Hussain Bux Veesar and Mohammad Soomar Jamali have assured the Sindh
University employees that the federation supported their demands and if
the Sindh University administration took any action against the
protesting employees, there would be retaliation in all the public
universities of the province. Dawn
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ZU entry test
Karachi: The Ziauddin
University (ZU) has announced the entry test for MBBS, BDS, Pharma D and
Speech Language Therapy Programmes, which will be held on August 8 at
10:00am in the ZU Clifton campus. Students are instructed to follow the
timings. Faculty members and other staff will be present in the
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Admission in SMI College
Karachi: Principal, Sindh Madressatul Islam (SMI) College, Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, has
announced that admissions in first year (Pre-Engineering, Pre-Medical
and Commerce) will open from Monday (today). According to a press
release issued here on Sunday, he added that male and female candidates
who secured 'A' grades in the matriculation examinations would be
eligible to get admission forms. The forms are available in the office
of the controller of the Home Examinations of SMI College with the
payment of Rs200 on working days, he said. Dr Shaikh further said that
it was the first time that SMI College was adding commerce classes to
its college section. The news
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