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Lahore private colleges admissions, scholarships

Colleges campaign to attract students
Lahore, July 25, 2008: With the admission season in the offing, most of the private colleges have launched massive advertisement campaign employing various tactics like offers of special scholarships in order to attract maximum number of students.

Nonetheless, academic circles are very critical of the escalating trend of offers urging the students and their parents to go for institutes offering quality education and be cautious of unregistered and non-affiliated colleges, saying such institutes lead to academic as well as financial loss.

It is important to mention here that results of matriculation and intermediate annual examinations 2008 are scheduled to be announced in August while admission campaign has already been started by the private colleges and universities to attract maximum number of students for admissions in their respective institutes.

A survey of the city revealed that a kind of competition has started among the private colleges, each doing its best to attract maximum number of students for the upcoming academic session. Special offers like fee concession, free books and scholarships are being offered to the students through massive advertisement campaign. Huge advertisement boards, banners and posters could be seen in different localities of the city in connection with admission while video ads through cable network could also been seen in the wake of upcoming admission season.

Some of the offers include upto fifty percent concession in the tuition fee while in some cases scholarships consist of concession in percentage with the marks obtained by a student.

One such offer by a private college, mentioned on a board installed near the Davis Road, goes "Get fee concession in percentage with marks obtained in matriculation exam".

However, social and academic circles have expressed concerns over the offers being made by private colleges and universities, saying it is unfortunate that instead of highlighting standard and quality of education and results, incentives are being offered to the students just to attract maximum numbers of them.

Aftab, a citizen, said the massive advertisement had confused the people adding it was really difficult to select a good and high quality institute offering education at affordable fee in the private sector.

He said parents should ensure that the institute they were selecting for their children was working legally, adding unregistered and non-affiliated institutes could put students' academic future at stake. "The only way to avoid any untoward situation in future is that students and their parents should make sure authenticity of the institute they are selecting", he added.

Another citizen, Tanvir, said in case of students seeking admissions in higher learning institutes they should ensure that the university they were selecting was a chartered one or having degree awarding status from the government. "The degree issued by a university which is not granted charter or degree awarding status is not acceptable", he said adding therefore "Instead of wasting time and money, legal status of a particular institute should be sought by the students before admission".

Academic circles also believe instead of falling prey to attractive offers by the private colleges, students and especially their parents should check legal status of a particular institute, its teaching staff, academic environment and standard of education etc.

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PPSC posted 46 headmistresses, deputies
Lahore: Authorities of the School Education department upon recommendation of Punjab Public Service Commission posted 46 female headmistresses/deputy headmistresses in (BS-17) on contract basis for five years against the vacant posts in different schools.

According to a DGPR handout on Thursday, Saima Munir has been posted in Government Pilot Girls High School Wahdat Colony Lahore, Sadia Sarwar Gill has been appointed in Government Girls High School (GGHS) Salamatpura Lahore; Saadia Jabeen in GGHS Sansra, Goraya, District Gujranwala; Hina Saadat in GGHS Lalupur, District Gujranwala; Syeda Saima Bukhari in GGHS Bathal, District Sheikhupura; Riffat Sultana in GGHS Nathkalan, Gujranwala; Sobia Samreen in Government MC Girls High School Kamoke, District Gujranwala; Humera Iqbal in GGHS Dholan Hathar, District Kasur; Saadia Qayyum in GGHS Bhamba Kalan, District Kasur; Fatima Jabeen in GGHS Jamsher Kalan, District Kasur; Kaneez Zainab in GGHS Kirto, District Sheikhupura; Nuzhat Ameen in Government Girls High School Krayal Kalan, District Gujranwala; Shabana Shahnaz in GGHS Walipur Bura, District Nankana Sahib; Sara Bano in GGHS Lundiawala, District Faisalabad; Nargis Jehan in GGHS Chabba Chak-169, District Nankana Sahib; Shahida Rehmat in GGHS Muhammadpura, District Nankana Sahib; Hina Zafar in GGHS Mangoke Virkan, District Gujranwala; Syeda Aeema Hassan in GGHS Sathiali Kalan, District Nankana Sahib; Sumera Sattar in GGHS 96/RB, District Faisalabad; Shugafta Habib in GGHS Rawaz Abad, District Kasur; Muniba Aqeel in GGHS Jajoke, District Gujranwala; Saadia Noureen in GGHS Jandiala Kalsa, District Sheikhupura; Khalida Batool in GGHS Muslim Parda, District Gujanwala; Sobia Ashfaq in GGHS Gharayal Kalan, District Sheikhupura; Aysha Tahreem in GGHS Guna Hoor, District Gujranwala; Naghma Shamim in GGHS Mansoor Wali, District Gujranwala; Anees Bano in GGHS Madhrian Kalar, District Gujranwala; Shabnam Noor in GGHS Bucheke, District Nankana Sahib; Saadia Bashir in GGHS Qila Didar Singh, District Gujranwala; Ms Farrukh Hussain in GGHS Randhir Chak 13, District Nankana Sahib, Ghulam Fizza in GGHS Abdullahpur Kolar, District Nankana Sahib; Nazia Nasim in GGHS Baroya Chak 36, District Nanakana Sahib; Shazia Latif in GGHS Sadar Gogera, District Okara; Shamsa Rafique in GGHS 18 JB, District Okara; Naheed Akhtar in GGHS Bahadar Nagar Farm, District Okara; Nuzhat Sultana in GGHS Pipli Pahar, Tehsil Depalpur, District Okara; Shazia Latif in GGHS Rajowal, District Okara; Sumera Ali in GGHS Jamalpur, Tehsil Depalpur, District Okara; Fareeha Asif in GGHS Head Sulemanke, District Okara; Saima Mushtaq in GGHS Hala, District Kasur; Huma Arjmand in GGHS Kacha Pakka, District Kasur; Mehmooda Shaheen in GGHS Bhoy Aasal, District Kasur; Tahmeena Hameed in GGHS Mokal, District Kasur; Mamoona Hafiz in GGHS Rosa Tibba, District Kasur; Mussart Nasim Kausar in GGHS Kot Niazamdin, Ckak 185/RB, District Nankana Sahib and Farzana has been posted in GGHS Martonpur, District Nankana Sahib. The News

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