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UoP students demands | Gomal University VC

M.Phil, Ph.D students of UoP demand laptops, scholarships
Peshawar, Dec 17: The M.Phil and Ph.D students of the University of Peshawar (UoP) have expressed concern over what they believed was discriminatory attitude of the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Higher Education Department for ignoring them in scholarship and laptop schemes.

They asked Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and HEC Acting Chairman Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gilani to take note of the matter and provide them justice. The MPhil/PhD students of various disciplines, who were enrolled in the three-six years degree programmes in 2011-12, said that the HEC deprived them of the prime minister scholarship scheme for the underdeveloped areas and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government ignored them in the 'Naway Sahar Laptop Scheme'.

The students were of the opinion that the prime minister scholarship had been announced in 2012 and their data had been sent to the HEC. But the students enrolled after them were provided the scholarship and they were ignored.

Similarly, the provincial government disbursed laptops to 25,000 students of BS and master's degree programme and they were ignored in this project too despite the fact that the MPhil/PhD students needed laptops more than the students of junior classes.

The previous government had made the claim that every student of MPhil/PhD would be provided laptop but to no avail.

Now the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led current government has issued a notification to provide laptops to the MPhil and PhD students but this time too the students of the previous sessions were ignored.

The students demanded the chief minister to include them in the laptop scheme as their number is not that big. They also demanded the HEC chairman to consider them for the exemption from tuition fee in line with the prime minister scheme and overcome the sense of deprivation among them.

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Gomal University VC dies of heart attack
Dera Ismail Khan: Prof Dr Amanullah Akhtar, Vice-Chancellor of the Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan, passed away due to cardiac arrest here on Friday. He was 48.

Family sources said that the VC was making preparation to his office when he suffered heart attack and was shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital in Dera Ismail Khan where the doctors pronounced him dead.

He did his PhD from Malaysia in veterinary and remained principal of the Gomal Veterinary College. He was appointed as the vice-chancellor of the Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan two weeks ago after his predecessor Prof Dr Mansoor Akbar Kundi retired. He is survived by two sons, daughter and widow. He was laid to rest at his native village Moza Jhok Moazzam Ali where his funeral prayer was attended by a large number of his well-wishers, friends and other people.

Meanwhile, KP Governor Shaukatullah expressed his shock over the sad demise of Prof Dr Amanullah. In his condolence message, the governor expressed his deep sympathies with members of the bereaved family. He added that the untimely death of Dr Amanullah, had indeed shocked the faculty members and students. The news

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University School celebrates golden jubilee
Peshawar : The golden jubilee celebrations of the University Public School kicked off with a grand opening ceremony here on Monday.

The day started with an impressive display of military drill by the students of Islamia Collegate School followed by physical training and special formation of 'Up Up UPs' by the junior section of the school.

Also, while the senior students presented impressive skits highlighting importance of national unity to overcome terrorism, the alumni lauded the value addition of the alma mater to their life, according to a press release issued by the University of Peshawar, the parent organisation of the school.

The first day celebrations were inaugurated by UoP vice chancellor Professor Mohammad Rasul Jan by cutting cake. Students and their parents were also present on the occasion.

A three-day education expo was also organised on the sidelines of the golden jubilee celebrations in which various schools across Peshawar city exhibited around 30 stalls. The stalls presented a colorful picture ranging from true colours of the homeland to the science feats of the students.

Established in 1963, University Public School has been imparting quality education to students for fifty years, said Mr Jan while speaking on the occasion.

He said the school had given best human resource to the civil and military services of Pakistan, adding that responsibility of imparting quality education and mental grooming lied equally on the teachers and their parents.

University Public School principal Gul Hameed highlighted the key achievements of the school over the past five decades and said the school had had the honour of standing as the fifth best school in the country as per a federal government's survey.

Life time achievement awards were bestowed upon former principals and teachers of the school. Dawn

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