Government colleges BA / BSc admissions
Male students failed to get admission in govt colleges
Rawalpindi, Jan 17: A large number of students who recently passed
the supplementary intermediate examination are running from pillar to post to
get admission in BA/BSc classes in the government colleges, but all their
efforts are going in vein as government colleges have closed their admissions.
On the other hand taking full advantage of the situation, private
colleges have increased the admission fees in their respective colleges and are
giving admission to those students in BA/BSc who can afford the fees.
The students who are from well off families and can afford the fees have
obtained the admission, but others who cannot, fear that their precious time
will be wasted if they will not get admission this year, as they have to wait
for next session to get admission in government colleges.
of parents said that government should devise a solid policy
and at least increase the number of degree colleges for boys where they can get
admission even after passing the supplementary examinations. They also bemoaned
the apathy of the government in failing to check the private colleges, who
increase their fees at will without any reprimand from the concerned
A principal of a government
college, on condition of anonymity, said that there is a rule that students
after passing the supplementary examination can apply for admission within ten
days after announcement of the result. He said that although there are some 8 to
10 vacant seats in his college, he will not announce them, as it will become
very difficult for the management to adjust large number of students. "But
despite this I have huge pressure of large number of students who are coming
with references, but I cannot afford to accommodate all of them," he added.
Ali Javed, a student said, "I have passed the supplementary examination
and got first division. But I have tried in all the government colleges, but
failed as the admissions have been closed. The students who have strong
references are getting admission over there." He said that private colleges have
also increased their fees and are taking full benefit of the situation. "Now I
have to wait to get admission in a government college till the start of next
session, as I am not in a position to bear the high fees of private colleges,"
District Education Officer (DEO)
Colleges Ulfat Mahmood Janjuwa said that a student has around fifteen days to
apply for admission after announcement of supplementary examinations. žBut a
large number of students fail to get admission as most of the seats are filled
before the announcement of supplementary examinations results and the Punjab
University also closes the date for further admissions.
He also admitted
the fact that the students who come with strong references are accommodated in
colleges. The news
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Army's role in Pak education
Lahore: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the army is not only
defending the borders and combating terrorism but also rendering valuable
services in the fields of education and health.
Mr Gilani said that representatives of the
70,000 Pakistani doctors serving in the US and Canada had offered advisory
services aimed at developing the country's health sector.
institutions like the Army Medical College, Rawalpindi, National University of
Science and Technology and National Defence University had not only earned
international acclaim but also set new standards in Pakistan, he said.
Mr Gilani said he was impressed by the facilities made available at the
CMH medical college. "The excellent environment and the great architecture here
show the military's dedication to medical education," he said.
minister announced a grant of Rs100 million to the college. The corps commander
of Lahore presented a replica of the college to Mr Gilani.
Bakhshi, who is also the patron of the college, said its main objective was to
improve the existing infrastructure and services at the CMH and to promote
professional standards in the field of medical education.
he said, had been established in three years at a cost of Rs1 billion. The
campus also had a dental college, a hostel for 348 students, well-equipped
laboratories and a museum.
Lt-Gen Bakhshi said postgraduate programmes
would soon be started at the college. APP
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LCWU student's suicide, Admin policies come under fire
Lahore: Students of the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) on Sunday
grieved the loss of one of the university's students, Munazza - who committed
suicide on Saturday - and criticised the policies of the administration, saying
that LCWU students were living with stricter rules as compared to other
A tense environment was observed in LCWU, as a number of
students visited the college on their off day to honour their fellow student.
The students demanded an inquiry into Munazza's suicide, saying that both
students and parents were concerned over the incident. They condemned the LCWU's
examination department's policies, saying that administration officials do not
provide them with any guidance.
A student residing in
the LCWU hostel, seeking anonymity, said that students at the hostel
were in shock after hearing news of the suicide. She said that girls in LCWU had
to face stricter rules and regulations as compared to other institutes. She said
that the controller of examinations does not hold orientation sessions and she
does not like to meet with students. She said examination department officials
had misbehaved with parents, looking to seek information on any issue, on
One of Munazza's classmates said that
the entire class was shocked at news of the suicide, saying that it was
unbelievable that Munazza would even consider committing suicide.
She alleged that LCWU was the only institution where teachers
manhandled students, claiming that a number of students had been manhandled and
roughed up by the college administration last year when a ban was imposed on
using cell phones.
However, LCWU administration said they had only gotten
to know of the suicide through the media. An official at the university said
that students were reacting strongly to the suicide, adding that both parents
and students are inquiring about the university's stance on the issue, but no
administration official had showed up on campus on Sunday to explain the
LCWU Chief Proctor Dr Surraiya said it
was unfair to claim that administration officials were responsible for the
suicide, adding that there must be "some other reasons" for Munazza's suicide.
She said that hundreds of girls had given exams over a number of years, but none
of them had committed suicide due to the administration's behaviour.
Dr Anjum Zia, official spokeswoman of the LCWU,
said the university was not aware of the reasons for the suicide, adding that
the administration had learned of the incident after reading about it in
newspapers. She said the complete story of the suicide would be revealed today
(Monday), when the staff would be present on campus.
Munazza, 19, had hanged herself at her Qutbuddin Aibak Road residence on
Saturday. According to information, she had been upset after one of her teachers
refused to help explain some of the questions in her exam. The teacher had
scolded Munazza, telling her to come prepared for exams in order to get better
grades. Daily times
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NIP 3rd batch Letters
Islamabad: Ministry of Youth Affairs would organise ceremonies to hand over the placement letters to
the NIP candidates on today (Sunday) in different schools and
Federal Minister for Youth Affairs Shahid Hassain Bhutto
inaugurated the issuance of placement letters to some of the successful
candidates here at the ministry. Addressing the selected candidates, he said
that it is best time for all of them to gain experience and improve their skills
in different organizations.
He said that government is eager to
facilitate more youth in fruitful activities for the betterment of the
According to NIP management the placement letters would be given
to the candidates whose documents are verified by HEC and Nadra. "All the
internees selected in the Batch-1 Islamabad have been advised to report Female
Interns at Islamabad Collage for Girls, (ICG) F-6/2, behind Super Market,
Islamabad, Male Internees at Islamabad Collage for Boys, (ICB) G-6/3, near
Melody Market, Islamabad, along with following documents/detail on Sunday
January 17, 2010 10:00 A.M.
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PU award ceremony
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Vic-Chancellor Prof Dr
Mujahid Kamran has said Pakistan spends only two percent of its GDP on education
which is about three times less than that of the developed world and two times
less than Indias.
He was addressing the annual award-giving ceremony at
the university's Institute of Business & Information Technology (IBIT) at
here on Saturday.
For the first time since the establishment of the
institute in 2001, gold medals and commendatory certificates were given to top
The vice-chancellor urged the mainstream
political parties to join hands and, through an Act of Parliament, ensure that
the government spent a minimum of four percent of the GDP on education, to
enable Pakistan survive honorably in the comity of nations.
Kamran regretted that Pakistan was far behind in education and research as than
the rest of the world.
Later, the VC distributed 15 gold medals and 15
commendatory certificates amongst the IBIT students demonstrating outstanding
academic performance during the academic sessions from 2001 to 2006.
students presented humorous skits which were greatly enjoyed and appreciated by
the audience. Lucky draw was also held and prizes were distributed amongst the
Earlier, IBIT director Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar said, in short
span of eight years, the institute had produced 1,034 graduates who have been
hired by many national and multinational organizations.
Besides a number
of PU officials, a large number of IBIT students attended the award ceremony. The news
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17th convocation of FAST-NUCES
Lahore: The Punjab government will consider the request of the National
University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST-NUCES) for allocation of land
in the city to accommodate the increasing number of students, provincial
Education Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman said on Saturday.
He also hoped
the university would utilise the land for providing quality education to the
growing number of talented students and expand its research programmes.
Rehman was addressing the 17th convocation of FAST-NUCES on Saturday.
Four hundred and eighty graduates were awarded degrees of BS in Computer
Science, Telecommunication Engineering and Computer Engineering; MS in Computer
Science, Software Project Management, Mathematics; and MBA.
Medals were awarded
to the students who secured the highest positions in their relevant subjects.
Rehman said the Punjab government is trying its best to provide higher education
to needy students.
The Punjab Education Endowment Fund is one effort through
which the government aims to ensure that talented and underprivileged students
are not deprived of higher education.
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GCU Art competition
Lahore: According to a press release, the competition was organised by the GCU's Welfare
Society in connection with its 'Help the Helpless' campaign.
Students took to
the canvas on different themes such as 'Nobody can do everything but everybody
can do something', 'Rupee or a Smile', 'Things can Change', 'Educate Pakistan's
Future', 'Together we can', 'Remove the Barriers', Say no to discrimination' and
'Education is my right too' to highlight the importance of helping needy
GCU Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Khalid Aftab was also present on
the occasion. Conroy appreciated the artwork of the students and said that the
university alumni should come forward to raise funds for needy students, which
would help them complete their education.
After they start earning their
livelihoods, the students should return the funds to the universities so that
other students can also benefit from them. Daily times
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