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Mardan schools 'fleecing' students
Mardan, Jan 06: The government and private educational institutions in the district are fleecing students of grade 9 and 10 in the name of registration fee to appear in the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Mardan examinations, sources say.

They allege that BISE Mardan has increased registration fee for grade 9 students from Rs670 to Rs1,075 and from Rs975 to Rs1,475 for grade 10 students, however, schools are collecting more than the prescribed amount from students on the pretext of arranging accommodation and food for staff performing duty in the examination halls.

Mohammad Qasim, a student of a private school said that he deposited Rs1,500 instead of Rs1,075 registration fee with the school administration to appear in grade 9 examination.

He said that the school administration told them to deposit extra money so that food and other related things could be arranged for the examiners.

Haroon Khan, studying at a government higher secondary school, said that he deposited Rs1,600 instead of Rs1,475 as registration fees for the grade 10 examination.

He said that authorities concerned should take up the issue as it was affecting students belonging to poor families.

Mohammad Shahid, father of a student, said that his son was asked by the school administration to pay Rs1,800 registration fee instead of Rs1,075. He said that he belonged to lower middle class and could not afford it.

The school administration not only restrained those students, who failed to pay the additional amount, from appearing in examination but also cancel their admission.

Mr Shahid demanded of the government to resolve the issue in the best interest of students and their parents.

Amad Akbar, principal of a private school admitted that most of private educational institutions were charging extra registration fee which was sheer injustice with students.

Nishad Khan, owner of a private educational institution, said that charging extra registration fee from students was earning bad name to private schools.

BISE Mardan Chairman Prof Abdul Jabbar, when contacted, said that they had the same fee structure like other boards in the province.

"We have not only displayed this fee structure on the board's website but also circulated it to all government and private educational institutions," he said, adding that they had fixed Rs1,075 for science and Rs955 for arts students of grade 9 while Rs1,475 and Rs1,355 for science and arts students of class 10 respectively as registration fee.

Prof Jabbar said that the board administration would take stern action against those educational institutions that were violating the fee structure.

He added affiliation of such schools with the board could be cancelled.

"The students and their parents can file written complaints with the board or call on 0937-9230279 and 0937-9230338 to register complaint against any educational institutions," he added. Dawn

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Gomal VC named
Dera Ismail Khan: Prof Dr Inayatullah Khan Babar has been appointed Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shaukatullah issued notification for the appointment of new vice-chancellor.Dr Inayatullah Khan earned his PhD from the George Washington University in the United States. He topped the University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar in 1998. The academician has authored a book. He has to his credit several research papers published in national and international journals.

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Title of professor emeritus for 4 professors of KMC approved
Peshawar: The Khyber Medical University (KMU) Peshawar's Syndicate Wednesday approved the title of professor emeritus for four professors of Khyber Medical College (KMC) and Khyber College of Dentistry (KCD) in recognition for their services.

The Syndicate meeting was held here with KMU Vice-chancellor Prof Dr Hafizullah in the chair. Those awarded the prestigious title included: Dr Mohammad Afzal Khan, a former head of Anatomy Department of KMC, Prof. Dr. Iqbal Ahmad, ex-principal KCD, Prof. Dr. Ahmad Khan, former head of Biochemistry Department, KMC, and Prof. Dr. Tariq Mufti, principal RMC Peshawar.

The syndicate also approved recommendation of selection board for appointment of Dr. Syed Motahir Ali Shah as new controller of examination for three years term. The syndicate, after detailed discussion, also approved revised five-years examination calendar for MBBS and BDS programs from 2014 to 2017.

The meeting approved the NCS-University System for affiliation with KMU for BS Health Technology for 25 seats and BS Medical Lab Technology for 50 seats. Hiring services of Lt Col (R) Dr. Javed Khan and Rahimzada as consultant Institute of Paramedical Sciences and Planning and Development Section, KMU, for six months was also approved in the meeting.

The Syndicate approved appointment of Dr. Jamil Ahmad against the post of director quality enhancement cell BPS-20 in KMU on regular basis while approval was also given to the appointments of Dr. Asghar Kamal as professor of Medicine, Dr. Mussarat Jabeen, associate professor Gynaecology, Dr. Mohammad Sajid, associate professor Pharmacology, Dr. Shujaat Ali Khan, associate professor Psychiatry, Dr. Akhtar Munir, associate professor Pathology, Dr. Sajjad Ahmad Baloch, assistant professor Pathology and Dr. Tahir Atta, assistant professor Pathology on regular basis.

The meeting also approved appointment of Dr. Aslam Khan as assistant professor Pharmacology on TTS whereas Alamgir Afridi as Media and Protocol Officer and Iftikhar Ahmad Khan as office manager in BPS-17 on regular basis while promotion of Mohammad Arshad Khan from assistant director Planning and Development BPS-17 to deputy director BPS-18 and Mohammad Sohail from network administrator BPS-17 to deputy director Information Technology BPS-18.

Vice Chancellor Agriculture University Justice Attaullah Khan, Prof. Dr. Zahoor A. Swati, Director IM Sciences Hayatabad, Dr. Mohsin Khan, additional secretary Higher Education Dept Dr. Khalid Khan, academicians and representatives from health, establishment and finance departments attended the meeting. The news

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