Poor performance in Punjab BA/BSc annual exam
A significant number of colleges showed results below 10 percent: Education dept fails to act against colleges
Lahore, Jan 29: The Punjab Education Department (PED) is not taking action against the
administration of those colleges that have shown an extremely poor performance
in the BA/BSc annual examination of 2008, it was learnt.
Instructions Directorate Abdulrazzaq Cheema said the decision to take action
against such colleges was still pending. After the announcement of the BA/BSc
results for 2008, it was learnt that some colleges showed 'zero percent result',
as not even a single student managed to pass the examination. A significant
number of colleges showed results below 10 percent.
Six months: After the
announcement of results, the PED decided to take action against the faculty of
colleges that maintained an extremely poor performance, another decision that
failed to be implemented after six months of announcement of results, PED
sources said. The progress of public sector institutions was worse than that of
private colleges, and private candidates secured the top positions on the board,
A PED official revealed the department was concerned about
the progress of public sector institutions, as not a single student from these
colleges managed to secure a top position, and the annual percentage of passing
students had dropped from 26.68 percent to 24.67 percent. He said the department
was focusing on exposing corruption in the administration of these colleges, as
misuse of funds and other irregularities were a major cause of poor
This year: The Punjab University has announced the date
sheet of the BA/BSc examination, which starts from February 17, a month prior to
its annual scheduled date. Electricity and gas load shedding are expected to
adversely affect the results of students. Daily Times
VC aggrieved over student's death in accident
Lahore: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has expressed
deep sorrow over the sad demise of PU student of Metallurgy Akif Javed in a
motorcycle accident. He said that this is a great loss for the parents of the
deceased and PU teachers and students are aggrieved over this unfortunate
incident. He said an emergency meeting of the PU Deans Committee has been called
today (Thursday) at 10:00 am in the wake of this sad incident and to discuss
overall situation and improve safety measures on the campus. After the incident,
the vice-chancellor contacted Dean Faculty of Engineering Prof Dr Javed Ahmad
and expressed his grief on this unfortunate incident.
The vice-chancellor has
advised the students to avoid over speeding and specially drive their cars and
motorcycles very slowly on the campus as it is a very rushy area. He also
advised the motorcyclists to wear helmets to ensure their safety. He said this
is the second incident on campus in which a student has been died because of not
using helmet. He said using helmet and avoiding over speeding is in the interest
of students and their parents. He also advised the students to drive carefully
while crossing the underpasses of the varsity.
NOTIFICATION: Meanwhile on a
special directive of Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, PU Registrar issued
a notification on Wednesday directing the Resident Officer to ensure traffic
laws on the campus and specially stop the students from over speeding and advise
them strictly to use helmets while driving motorcycles. The notification reads
that reflectors should be installed in and nearby the underpasses and to enhance
the mobility of the mobile squads to check over speeding and rash driving. The
speed limit on the campus has been reduced to 30 km/hour and students have been
advised to use helmets while driving motorcycles. It reads that the service
vehicles entering in varsity must get special entry passes and these should not
be parked on campus roads or any other places after office hours. In order to
reduce noise pollution on the campus, horns should not be used on the campus
specially near academic block and hostels. The notification also reads that
outside traffic should not be allowed to enter into varsity for using university
road as thoroughfare and trespassing should be strictly banned.
Punjab University results declared
Lahore: Punjab University Examination Department has
declared the result of MA Urdu, Part-I, Annual Examination 2008, MA Mass
Communication, Part-II, Annual Examination 2008, MA Punjabi, Part-II, Annual
Examination 2008, Doctor of Pharmacy, Fourth Professional, 2nd Annual
Examination 2007, MA Education (Elementary & Secondary), Part-I, Annual
Examination 2008 and Bachelor of Fine Arts (Graphic Design), Part-II, 1st Annual
Examination 2007. Detailed results are also available at PU website
www.pu.edu.pk. F.P. Report
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Faisalabad teachers find 'reasons' to protest
Faisalabad: A number of teachers on Wednesday staged a protest
rally against non-acceptance of their demands.
Carrying banners and
placards inscribed with slogans against the government, the protesters began
their march from the Pakistan Model High School, Kutchery Bazaar, and reached
the press club where they reiterated that the prime minister had promised
time-scale facility for teachers in 2007 but no practical step had been taken to
"The government is extending the time-scale facility in Balochistan
and Azad Kashmir, but a large number of teachers in Punjab have been denied the
Similarly, they said, the government had been deducting amount
from teachers' salaries in the name of group insurance, however, nothing had
been paid to them in return.
They demanded that the government should
extend maturity claims to the teachers in return. They also called for
regularisation of the educators working on a contract for years.
teachers took it as an opportunity to protest against 'harsh attitude' of Jhang
DCO Asad Islam with the teachers. They said the DCO humiliated the teachers even
at public places and it was because of his attitude that the Jhang EDO for
education had got himself transferred.
The teachers threatened that they
would boycott the primary and middle examinations if the DCO was not transferred
by the month-end.
Educators threaten strike
Sahiwal: The Punjab Educators Association has threatened to
observe hunger strike in front of the Civil Secretariat in Lahore on Jan 31 for
the acceptance of their demands.
Among the association's demands are age
relaxation, permanent employment and issuance of qualification allowances for
the 75,000 contract educators enrolled with the PEA. This was stated by Shahzad
Sadiq Faridi, chairman of the PEA's Supreme Council, Punjab.
He said the PEA is a registered umbrella body working for the
collective rights of 75,000 educators employed by the previous Punjab government
in different phases from 2002 to onwards against vacant posts in primary, middle
and high schools.
These educators were employed on a contract and sent to
all districts of Punjab; in Sahiwal district, as many as 2,600 educators are
working in different schools on a contract.
He said the educators felt
'threatened' as the Punjab government had decided to recruit 34,054 new
academics under its new recruitment policy.
Under the S&GAD
notification of Dec 22, 2005, he said, the Punjab government contract employees
had certain 'rights' which include extension and continuation of their contract
But, the new recruitment policy doesn't provide for age
relaxation and security to the previous contract educators.
we cannot apply for fresh jobs (as educators) as our age-limit of 35 becomes a
barrier," he said. Dawn
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