Girls performances in Higher education
Girls outnumbered boys in degree, higher classes
Lahore, Dec 06: Girls have outnumbered boys in the postgraduate education in our
universities and graduate colleges. The strength of girls in BA, BSc, and
MA, MSc, was three times higher than the boys.
There were 16,462 girls and only
8,280 boys in postgraduate classes in 2007-08. This fact was revealed at a study
conducted by Education Executive Club (EEC), which says that there were 2.88
lakh boys and only 3.53 lakh girls in the postgraduate classes in our degree
colleges in the year 2007-08 in urban areas.
As many as 5,427 girls secured
admission as compared to 3,683 boys in MSc, in session 2007-08. In MA about
10,035 girls and 4,597 boys were registered as regular students.
education too, girls have outnumbered boys. As compared to 25.3 lakh boys who
took admission in medical colleges in the country in 2009, as many as 42.6 lakh
girls secured the admission. The ratio of girls in IT and computer science
education was almost equal.
However, the girls' ratio in engineering colleges
and universities was behind the boys. The major reason behind increase is raise
in female population and the desire among the women for higher education at
universities and degree colleges, said an ECC member Prof M Sharif Malik.
The other reason why boys are lagging behind in postgraduate education was
the fact that the drop out ratio of boys was also higher in secondary,
Intermediate and BA, BSc, level after which they quit the education and settle
in jobs or business.
The girls who pass through these levels prefer to secure
postgraduate education. Almost all degree colleges including the boys' colleges,
which cater the postgraduate classes in Science & Arts provide admission to
The girls have outnumbered in postgraduate colleges in MAO College and some
other colleges in the City. Almost all girls' colleges in the City cater the MA,
MSc classes in five to 7 subjects. All these disciplines are run under the
annual system of exam conducted by the University of the Punjab to which these
colleges are affiliated.
The girls have also outnumbered boys in private
colleges and universities while their ratio is much higher in the list of
external candidates in BA and MA, examinations of the Punjab University. The
girls are also shining in the board and university examinations.
number of positions were secured by girls in the secondary school and
intermediate examinations of the board while all positions in BA, BSc, of the
Punjab University annual examination 2009 were secured by girls. The nation
"is absolutely right sir that boys are not interested in studies because in our country there is no scope of education mostly parents think bacha kya karay ga parah kay that why they involved the child into business and in our country education is so much expensive and govt universities too short and mostly boys involved in political parties they join political parties to get advantage in paper mostly boys sitting in examination center and said main to is party ka banda hon to ab teacher kya karay i m also a student thats why i know these think our govt only alocate 5% of its budget on education and our literacy rate is 40% even sri lanka maintain 90% literacy rate think about sir thats why boys very low in education sector mostly boys leave education after inter or graduation and do job because of inflation "
Name: Aroon Kumar
City, Country: Karachi
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BCom private students registeration
Lahore: The representatives of various private commerce colleges have expressing
resentment against the Punjab University's decision to allow private candidates
to register for its BCom programme.
The concern was highlighted during a
press conference held under the banner of the Private Colleges Association
Pakistan at the Lahore Press Club on Saturday.
President Chaudhry Arshad, Secretary Prof Amanullah, Executive Member Sajjad
Haider and other office-bearers spoke on the occasion and criticised the PU for
the decision. Sajjad Haider said that earlier only regular students of private
and public colleges were allowed to register for BCom programme of the PU,
however, now any private student could go for the programme.
He said the
decision had caused worry among the private colleges and their students. He said
since BCom was a professional degree programme, it would be unjust to register
students without proper coaching and training and added that the decision would
further promote academy culture, rote learning, affecting the standard of higher
Sajjad Haider said more than 200 colleges were affiliated with
the PU and the move would have adverse effects on teachers and other staff
attached with these colleges. He said the decision was taken on the plea of high
fees and monopolisation of commerce education.
"However we believe the
PU administration should have taken steps to control fee of colleges," he said,
adding: "There are only a few colleges which charged hefty fee for this
The private colleges' representatives claimed that the matter
was not placed before the relevant bodies at the PU before the final decision
while private colleges, which were major stakeholders, were also not
However, talking to The News, PU Affiliation Committee's
Chairman Prof Dr Hafiz Muhammad Iqbal said the decision was taken by the
university's supreme body, i.e. syndicate, in larger interest of students. He
said besides high fee structure, a number of other issues were also involved
which prompted the PU to allow private candidates to register for BCom
programme. He said in most of the cases, poor students were exploited by private
colleges as they (the students) could not appear in examination as private
"The students had to bear heavy fees to be able to sit in
exams," he said and added that the PU Affiliation Committee also found that some
of the private colleges were minting money only by enrolling students for BCom
programme. "These colleges only accommodate students who study at their
own but needed to be enrolled at any of the PU affiliated colleges," he
Prof Hafiz Muhammad Iqbal said that with the exception of a
few private commerce colleges, most of them did not have required infrastructure
and qualified faculty, adding that in some cases, same faculty was shifted to
other colleges during inspections by the PU Affiliation
Agreeing that BCom was a professional degree, Prof Iqbal said
it did not involve practical work and was purely based on paper-pencil
test. To a question, he said the PU would face financial loss in terms of
losing affiliation fee, etc but it could not compromise the larger interest of
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PU passed resolution against IJT
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) teachers in a Disciplinary Action Committee meeting
Saturday unanimously passed a resolution against Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT).
According to a press statement issued here, the resolution strongly
condemned the IJT activists for using abusive language and displaying unethical
banners against Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran and Disciplinary Action
Committee Chairman Prof Dr Iftikhar Hussain Baloch outside the Lahore Press
The meeting showed commitment that the committee would carry
unbiased decisions on the complaints against students under the university rules
and accepted norms of justice.
Those who were present in the meeting
included Committee member and Academic Staff Association chairman Dr Saeed Ahmad
Nagra, member Prof Dr Rukhsana Bajwa, secretary and advisor Students Iftikhar
Ahmad Chaudhry and other faculty members.
Meanwhile, according to IJT
press statement, an important meeting of Jamiat was held at PU Hostel No 7 on
Saturday which discussed various issues including expulsion of students,
students' problems, construction of new hostels and alleged PU campaign against
It was decided that a campaign would be launched from December 7 to
highlight studentsí concerns over increasing fee, transportation problems,
expulsion of students, etc.
The meeting also expressed concerns over
delay in formation of new Disciplinary Committee by the PU administration.
PU chapter IJT nazim Qaisar Sharif who chaired the meeting alleged that
controversial persons were part of the committee at present.
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PU result distinction
Lahore: Punjab University College of Art and Design students have won first and second positions in a
talent competition and painting exhibition organised by The Ummeed Foundation
Trust at Alhamra Art Gallery. The news
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Female students protest FJMC affiliation
Lahore: A large number of female students of the Fatima Jinnah Medical College
(FJMC) on Saturday took out a rally against the government's decision of
affiliating their college with the University of Health Sciences (UHS).
participants of the rally gathered at the FJMC and went through Shaarey Fatima
Jinnah, chanting slogans against the decision and demanding its immediate
withdrawal. Hoisting banners and placards, inscribed with slogans in favour of
their demands, they reached the Punjab Assembly Building at Faisal Chowk where
they staged a protest demonstration.
On the occasion, they pointed out that
apart from the local, female students from about 23 countries were getting
education in the college. "It seems the government has made the decision in
haste," they said and alleged that there were some vested interests of the
bureaucracy behind it. They demanded the government to revert the decision and
let the college affiliated with the Punjab University in the best interest of
Meanwhile, the Academic Council of the FJMC strongly condemned
the decision. Foreigner students in general and Iranian in particular expressed
strong reservations over the decision, pleading that the UHS was not recognised
in their country.
Meanwhile, the Association of Fatima Jinnah Old Graduates
(AFJOG) also denounced the decision of affiliation and termed it a well-hatched
conspiracy. In an emergent meeting, the participants expressed their
astonishment as to why, the FJMC affiliated with the 150-year old Punjab
University, was affiliated to a university that was founded just four years ago.
They appealed to Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif to help cancel the
affiliation of the FJMC with the UHS or give it the status of a women medical
When talked to Principal of FJMC, Dr Majid Ch said that the FJMC
was made by Quaid-e-Azam after the name of his sister Fatima Jinnah. "It is the
first ever female medical college of the World imparting education to the female
students of 23 countries of the world." He was of the view that the college
should be converted into varsity rather than affiliating it to the newly-born
UHS." The nation
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