Degrees attestation by HEC an uphill task
Disrespectful behaviour of HEC staff
Islamabad, Jan 29: The limited capacity of attestation department of Higher
Education Commission (HEC) and the disrespectful behaviour of its staff are a
constant source of anxiety for the students who come from different parts of the
country to get their degrees attested.
Only two counters for males and females each have been set up and people wait
for hours in long queues for their turn. Even there is no separate counter for
senior citizens and they are also ill-treated. "Nearly 500 people arrive to
attest their degrees daily while the commission only cater 150 people a day.
Tokens are issued to the students but there is no use for that as the order is
not maintained while making the queues," said Syed Mubashir Nazeer, a student,
complaining about the poor service of the staff.
"One of the major problems
for students is that only those are entertained who arrive between 0800 to 1100
hours. Those who reach late are not even allowed to enter the premises of the
commission no matter how far they have come from and where they would stay at
night. Timings are also not mentioned anywhere at the website," he maintained.
The attestation of degrees, transcripts and diplomas awarded by the certified
universities and degree awarding institutions of Pakistan, both in public and
private sector, was transferred to the HEC by the government in May 2000. The
HEC is also the sole regulatory body of higher education in the country
entrusted with the job to determine the equivalence and recognition of degrees,
diplomas and certificates awarded by institutions within the country and abroad,
which is done by the same department.
But the officials of the HEC believe
that the centralised system of attestation is necessary to avoid the chances of
any fraud and ensure the grant of genuine degrees. The facility of courier
service has also been started by the commission for the students. The degrees
and transcript can also be attested through courier service and there is no need
to come personally to the headquarter of the commission. But people hardly go
for that service fearing that their original documents could be lost through
this and prefer to do it personally. The Nation
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Khyber Medical University (KMU) announced Suppl exams of MBBS, BDS schedule
Peshawar: The supplementary examination of MBBS first
professional Part-I and II and BDS first professional under Khyber Medical
University (KMU) would start from March 13. The last date for submission of
examination forms is February 25, with out late fees, however with double late
fees examination forms can be submitted up to 5th March. According to a press
release issued by media department KMU it is stated that after the expiry of the
date fixed for double late fees (March 5) no examination forms shall be
entertained. The examinations department of KMU has directed all the concerned
students to submit their examination forms within the due time and date in their
respective Medical and Dental Colleges.
It is worth mentioning here that the
MBBS First Professional Part-I and II and BDS First Professional Supplementary
Examination will be held simultaneously from March 13 at Saidu Medical College
(SMC) Swat, Gomal Medical College (GMC) D I Khan, Ayub Medical College (AMC)
Abbotabad, Khyber Medical College (KMC) Peshawar, Ayub Dental Section (ADS)
Abbotabad and Khyber College of Dentistry (KCD) Peshawar.
University of Peshawar announced Pharm-D results
Peshawar: University of Peshawar on Wednesday announced
results of Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D), Master of Arts in Social Work (final)
regular, and Master of Arts in History (previous) private. A total of 93
candidates appeared in the exams of Master of Arts in Social Work (final)
regular while 80 were declare passed, the percentage remained 80.00. 148
candidates appeared, in which 44 passed their examination of Doctor of Pharmacy,
while 49 candidates of Master of Arts in History (previous) private were
decleared successful out of 152, thus the result was remained as 44.00 per cent. F.P.Report
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Rawalpindi Teachers to stage sit-in on Feb 04
Rawalpindi: Unveiling the second Phase of Protest against non
implementation of their charter of demand, Punjab teachers union Rawalpindi
Chapter has announced to hold Protest demonstration besides sitting in stage at
Benazir Bhutto Road on Feb 04.
President Punjab Teachers Union Chauhdry
Sager Alam made the announcement while addressing the teachers' rally here
outside the Rawalpindi Press Club on Wednesday.
Earlier, the teachers carrying Placards and banners brought out a rally from
rescue 15 office to Rawalpindi Press club and also staged token sit in there.
Addressing the teachers, President Punjab Teachers Association Rawalpindi
Chaudhary Sager Alam regretted that Government is utilizing million of rupees on
luxury of ministers, bureaucrats and secretaries but have no budget to fulfill
our legal demands. We have been Protesting for last 17 days for availability of
basic amenities of life but there is no one who can hear us, he said. We are
bound to enlarge circle of our Protest, he said.
He said there is no constructive structure for welfare and well being of
teachers in this ear of inflation. The Prices of Petrol, diesel, Gas and kitchen
items are beyond their reach, he said while demanding to Government to set basic
salary of Primary teachers at least equal to one ounce of Gold.
should set timeframe for Promotion of teachers, besides enhancing allowance of
teachers imparting education in mountainous areas.
Chaudhary Sager also
asked Government to abolish Subadari monitoring system, give incentives to
Municipal teachers akin to teachers of Punjab and utilize 5 Percent of national
income on education. The Nation
Absent teachers to be 'punished'
Rawalpindi: Punjab government has decided to stop the promotion of those teachers who are habitual of remaining
absent from educational institutes all over the province including Rawalpindi.
Such type of teachers would also face punishment while their list is being
prepared to stop their promotion, sources in Punjab Education Department said.
Spanish Library to be inaugurated at NUML
Islamabad: Here is some good news for lovers of books and reading,
especially those who like to advance their knowledge of the culture and history
of other countries. The Spanish Library - loaned to the National University of
Modern Languages (NUML) by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
Cooperation - will be officially inaugurated today at the Rectorate of NUML,
Spanish Ambassador Jose Maria Robles Fraga will inaugurate
the library along with NUML Rector Professor Dr. Aziz Ahmad Khan.
event will signal the launching of a Spanish collection which comprises more
than 2,000 volumes ranging from Spanish languages to cultural and
socio-political affairs. This collection of books has been deposited in the NUML
library for the enjoyment of readers of the community.
of the Spanish Library at the NUML has been undertaken with a view to increase
the accessibility of Spanish language and culture. This is an essential
component of the Spanish culture policy towards Pakistan - to deepen the
cultural ties between Spain and Pakistan and enhance better understanding
between the people of the two countries. The News
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Semester End Show 2009: FJWU students showcase artworks
Rawalpindi: Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) Bachelors of Computer Arts (BCA) students on Wednesday
exhibited their artworks in the "Semester End Show 2009".
The show is a
biannual activity of FJWU, which is organised at the end of every semester to
appreciate the talent of students. The display of 2009 was a magnificent show of
creativity, innovation and professional approach of the students.
Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Saeeda Asadullah Khan inaugurated the show at the
Fine Arts Department. A large number of students and faculty members attended
the inaugural ceremony.
The artworks received a good response and
appreciation from the visitors, as many of them bought a number of the art
pieces on the display.
The VC said the students' work was very creative
and their approach and outlook were unique and diverse. "The university aims at
providing its students market-oriented skills through practical work," she
She said the students work was worth watching. She also appreciated
the efforts of the BCA faculty with a special mention to BCA Department in
charge Zarin Gul in making the event a success.
She said the work by the
students was very impressive and indeed a showcase of the hard work of the
students and their teachers.
The exhibition featured more than 200 art
pieces in the areas of photography, computer graphics, oil paintings, visual
arts, calligraphy, textile, video installation with performance, documentary
production, desktop publishing and printing, campaign development and graphic
The artworks on display were very distinctive and full of
expressions as the young souls tried their level best to translate their
emotions and ideas into a fabulous work. Daily Times
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