PU registration, admission fees increased
PU increases BA/BSc registration, admission fees
Lahore, July 05: The Punjab University (PU) has increased admission
and registration fee for off-campus students appearing in the varsity's BA/BSc
examinations. The registration fee has been increased from Rs 1,600 to Rs 1,850
while the admission fee reached from Rs 2,150 to Rs 2,450. Meanwhile, different
student organisations, including the Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT) and the Insaf
Students Federation (ISF), condemned the abrupt increase in the fees, terming it
an anti-student and anti-education move and demanding of the university to
withdraw the same. They warned that if the decision to increase the fees was not
withdrawn, a protest campaign would be launched.
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Let's learn the learning disability
Learning disability is a general term that describes specific kind of learning
problems. The skills most often affected are: reading, writing, learning
spellings, listening, speaking, reasoning, and doing math. It is sometimes
linked to perceptual or memory problems. The World Health Organization (WHO) has
defined learning disabilities as a state of arrested or incomplete development
In the field of education the term learning disability basically
means that the child or adult has difficulty in picking up new skills, both
intellectually and socially.
Learning disabilities are the major cause of
repetition of classes by the school going students in Pakistan. The overall
repetition rate among the primary school students is very high, (33%), which
results in the high drop-out rate.
Learning disabilities vary from
person to person. One person may have trouble with reading and writing. Another
person may have problems with understanding math. Still another person may have
trouble in each of these areas, as well as in understanding what people are
However, this is very important to know that the learning
disabilities do not include the learning problems that are primarily the result
of visual, hearing, or motor disabilities, of mental retardation, of emotional
disturbance, or of environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantage.
There is no single sign that shows a person has a learning disability.
Experts look for a noticeable difference between how well a child does in school
and how well he or she could do. There are certain clues that may show a child
has a learning disability.
When a child has a learning disability, he
may have trouble learning the alphabet, rhyming words, or connecting letters to
their sounds; mistakes when reading aloud, repeats and pauses often; not
understand what he or she reads; has real trouble with spelling; messy
handwriting or holds a pencil awkwardly, learns language late and have a limited
vocabulary; not be able to recall a story in order.
learning disabilities are often very good at a variety of other things. Find out
what your child really enjoys doing, playing cricket, fixing toys or working
with computers. Give your child plenty of opportunities to pursue his or her
potentials and talents.
Research has shown that there are a number of
factors leading to learning disabilities such as - the role of genes, problems
in brain development (both before and after birth). Low birth weight, lack of
oxygen, maternal drugs or premature birth, malnutrition, as well as poor
prenatal care may be behind the development of learning
Young children who sustain head injuries may also be at
risk of developing a learning disorder. The developing fetus, infants, and young
children are especially vulnerable to the damage caused by the environmental
toxins. Some toxins implicated include certain food additives and preservatives
may also cause learning disabilities later in life.
The day-to-day lives
of people with a learning disability and their families have always been
affected by the way they are perceived and treated by the communities they live
in. The history of public and private attitudes over the last three centuries is
one of intolerance and lack of understanding.
Children who are diagnosed
in their early age can often completely overcome their problems with remedial
help. Children's brains are more flexible than adults; they can often learn new
strategies and are able to re-train their minds to think in more constructive
ways. Because this brain elasticity decreases with age, it is important to seek
help as early as possible.
We have treated, by the grace of Allah,
hundreds of sufferers from various kinds of learning disabilities through
homeopathy and achieved marvellous results. I would recommend the parents of
children with any form of learning disability to try homeopathy that may change
their lives. - By Dr. Asghar Ali Shah, Homeopathic Physician, firstname.lastname@example.org (The news)
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UHS board approves budget
Lahore: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) board of governors on
Saturday approved a Rs306.190 million budget for the financial year 2010-11.
The BoG's 22nd meeting chaired by Senator Ishaq Dar was attended by
former finance minister Sartaj Aziz, Justice Amer Raza Khan (retired), Prof Amer
Aziz, UHS Vice-Chancellor Prof MH Mubashar and the additional secretary finance.
According to a press release, the budget estimates say a sum of
Rs111.590 million has been earmarked for administrative expenses, Rs52.19
million for operating expenses that includes utilities (Rs18.8 million), repair
and maintenance (Rs7.9 million), communications (Rs6.015 million), printing and
stationery (Rs14 million), advertisement and publicity (Rs1 million), books and
periodicals (Rs2 million) and law charges (Rs1.5 million).
university has reserved Rs14.5 million for scholarships and the financial award
scheme, which also include cash awards for brilliant students.
of Rs40.8 million will be spent on research activities. Of this amount, Rs10
million have been allocated for the purchase of chemicals and reagents and Rs0.3
million for the maintenance of experimental animal research lab. The varsity
also established a fund with an amount of Rs1 million for undertaking research
of special nature.
A sum of Rs60 million has been earmarked for civil
works which also include funds for the development of new university campus at
Kala Shah Kaku.
The university will also spend Rs40 million on the
conduct of examinations and Rs2 million on continued professional development of
the medical faculty of the province. A sum of Rs2 million has been allocated for
international linkages and Rs2 million for the introduction of new academic
programmes during 2010-11.
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UHS Entrance Test
Lahore: The UHS is organising a series of orientation seminars for
students on entrance test for admission to medical and dental institutions.
First seminar of this series will be held at Alhamra Hall on Monday
(tomorrow) at 10am. UHS VC Prof Mubashar will conduct the seminar.
rest of the seminars will be held in all major cities of the province according
to the following schedule: University of Sargodha July 6; Punjab Medical College
Faisalabad July 7; Shaikh Zayed Public School, Rahim Yar Khan, July 7;
Government Degree College (Boys), Sahiwal, July 8; Quaid-i-Azam Medical College,
Bahawalpur, July 8; University of Gujrat, July 9; Nishtar Medical College,
Multan, July 9; Rawalpindi Medical College July 10; Punjab University Gujranwala
sub-campus July 10; and Dera Ghazi Khan Board of Intermediate and Secondary
Education July 10. Dawn
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UHS seminars for aspiring medical students
Lahore: The University of Health Sciences will hold seminars in various
cities from July 5-10 for the candidates aspiring to appear in the entry test
for admission to medical colleges.
The entry test in Punjab will be held
simultaneously in 12 cities of the province on July 20.
According to the
UHS schedule, the first seminar will be held on July 5 at Al-Hamra Hall No 1.
Similarly, seminars will be held at the University of Sargodha, Punjab Medical
College Faisalabad and Sheikh Zayed Public School Rahim Yar Khan on July 7, at
Government Degree College Sahiwal and Quaid-i-Azam Medical College Bahawalpur on
July 8, at University of Gujrat and Nishtar Medical College Multan on July 9.
On July 10, seminars will be held at Rawalpindi Medical College,
University of Punjab Gujranwala Campus and Dera Ghazi Khan Board of Intermediate
and Secondary Education Examination Hall.
The UHS is finalising
arrangements for holding entry test at Lahore, Rawalpindi, Hassan Abdal,
Sargodha, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Multan, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur, DG Khan
and RY Khan. App
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Governor rejects CM's approval for VC
Lahore: Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, who is also chancellor of all
public universities of the province, has termed the recommendation of Chief
Minister Shahbaz Sharif for appointment of vice-chancellor of the Islamia
University, Bahawalpur, a move against the policy decision of the Chancellors'
Committee, aimed at "limiting his powers."
While commenting over the
recent recommendation of the chief minister, the governor observed that only one
person was recommended for appointment as VC of the university which was against
the policy. He asked the CM to resubmit his recommendations.
that in the second meeting of the Chancellors' Committee, held on May 11, 2006
under the chairmanship of the president of Pakistan, it was, inter alia, decided
that vice-chancellors of all provincial public universities should be appointed
after advertisement through a search committee process. He said the search
committee would be required to put up a panel of three names for approval of the
chancellor from whom the VC might be selected.
"However, in the instant
case the chief minister has recommended the name of only one person for
appointment as vice-chancellor Islamia University, Bahawalpur, which is not only
against the abovementioned policy decision of the Chancellors' Committee but
also limits the powers of the Governor/ Chancellor/Appointing Authority,
conferred upon him under Section 14 (1) of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur
Act, 1975, to appoint the vice-chancellor," reads the governor's response over
the summary moved for appointment of IUB VC through the chief
It has also been pointed out that writ petition No.639/2010
filed by Professor Dr Saleem Tariq Khan, dean IUB's Faculty of Islamic Learning
was still pending in the Lahore High Court, Bahawalpur Bench.
a stay order, granted by the court in favour of the petitioner on 02.03.2010,
has been withdrawn by a subsequent order of the court dated 19.05.2010, yet the
final outcome of the writ petition was still awaited."
observed that the eligibility criteria/ qualification published in the national
press for inviting applications for the position of vice-chancellor IUB was
different from the eligibility criteria/guidelines formulated by the Higher
Education Commission (HEC) for the VCs of public sector
"Moreover, the said criteria/qualification was published
without approval of the competent authority, i.e. governor/chancellor. In the
instant case, the eligibility criteria is the same as published by the Higher
Education Department in respect of the position of the VC of the Government
College University (GCU), Faisalabad, for which he (Governor/Chancellor) has
already directed the Higher Education Department to withdraw the said
advertisement and publish a fresh advertisement giving the criteria/guidelines
evolved by the HEC."
The Governor's Secretariat also pointed out that
GCU, Faisalabad, Acting VC Prof Dr Shahid Mehboob Rana and UET, Taxila, Acting
VC Prof Dr Muhammad Akram Javed had filed ICAs No 243/2010, 244/2010 and
245/2010 against the dismissal of their writ petitions, on which the Lahore High
Court had passed the following orders on 29.04.2010. "Subject to the notice for
12.5.2010, the operation of the impugned judgment shall remain suspended till
the next date of hearing." "Thus, inter alia, the matter of eligibility
criteria/qualification for the post of vice chancellor, advertised by the Higher
Education Department contradictory to that prescribed by the Higher Education
Commission is sub judice," read the governor's observations.
reads, "In view of the foregoing, the appointment of a regular vice chancellor
of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur at this stage will not only be
unjustified/uncalled for but will also be against the verdict of the Lahore High
Court, given in the ICAs No 243/2010 & 244/2010 filed by Professor Dr Shahid
Mehboob Rana and Professor Dr Muhammad Akram Javed."
It is learnt the
panel finalised by the Search Committee, from which anyone will be appointed as
VC IUB, includes Prof Dr Muhammad Mukhtar, Prof Dr Hayat Awan and Prof Dr Jamil
When contacted, a senior official of the Punjab Higher Education
Department said a detailed reply had been prepared by the department and had
been forwarded to Governor through the Chief Minister Punjab.
He said as
per decision of 2nd meeting of Chancellors' Committee, appointment of VCs
included two major steps, namely advertisement in the national press and Search
Committee process, claiming both the steps were duly followed in the case of
appointment of the IUB's VC.
The official said minor changes were made in
the eligibility criteria while claiming that the conditions incorporated in the
advertisement for IUB were in line with the HEC's criteria. He said the
eligibility remained the same and just a preference was mentioned in the
"No candidate with local PhD in any discipline was barred
from applying for the post," he maintained.
The HEC official said the
chief minister had advised for appointment of a candidate at serial No. 1 out of
panel of three candidates, claiming that it was strictly in accordance with
merit and in the CM's powers under Section 11 (8) of the Islamia University
Bahawalpur Act 1975.
He further explained that the power of the
chancellor, under Section 14 (1), had to be read with Section 11 (8) of the
Islamia University Bahawalpur Act 1975 whereby Chancellor was bound to act on
the advice of the chief minister.
He further said stay order granted to
Prof Dr Saleem Tariq Khan, Dean Islamic Learning, IUB by the Honourable Lahore
High Court, Bahawalpur Bench in Writ Petition No 639/2010 had been vacated by
the Honourable Court on 19.05.2010 adding there was no bar by the Court to
appoint VC in IUB.
The official said in case of the Islamia University,
Bahawalpur, the petitioner was also considered by the Search Committee but he
could not be short listed. He claimed that a comprehensive reply had been
submitted to the Governor's Secretariat so far as direction of governor on
another summary to withdraw the advertisement in respect to position of
vice-chancellor GCU Faisalabad and publishing a fresh advertisement were
The chief minister twice advised Governor/Chancellor on the
issue and thus the issue had attained finality so far as views of government and
chancellor were concerned," he concluded. The news
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UVAS planning leather study programmes
Lahore: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) seeks
the help of University of Northampton, UK, to launch a joint master degree
programme in leather technology to develop a high potential leather technology
industry in Pakistan.
In a visit to the Northampton University, UVAS
Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz discussed with his hosts about the
possibility of launching master degree programmes from September in waste
management and environmental sciences, and business management of leather.
According to a handout issued by the UVAS, Dr Nawaz told Northampton
University's International Office Director Delia Heneghan that the UVAS needed
professionals for its Department of Leather Technology.
Also, at a
meeting with teachers and researchers of the British School of Leather
Technology, led by Dr Mark Wilkinson, Prof Nawaz said that of 60 million
buffaloes and 80 million sheep of Pakistan, a large number of cattle heads were
poor producers. He said that he had proposed a culling programme with 20 million
bottom producers to be sent to slaughter houses. This means, he said, Pakistan
in the near future would have a large number of skins and hides for processing.
In the absence of trained human resources in this area, Prof Nawaz said,
a number of shortcomings and anomalies existed in Pakistan due to which an
estimated 40 per cent of reduction was reported in the value of the finished
"The flaws reducing finished leather products includes
damage by untrained butchers because no one knows about the scientific protocols
of skinning the animals, lack of methods of preservation; delays in processing;
lack of knowledge in leather science; anomalies in the tanning industry and the
absence of the art of leather fashion and design for value addition," he said.
About 90 per cent of the leather production in Pakistan is being done by
traditional methods, says the handout.
He said the UVAS was establishing
a modern slaughterhouse and a leather unit. He said the varsity was also
negotiating collaboration with the National Institute of Leather Technology,
Karachi, to produce trained manpower and develop the leather technology industry
Northampton University International Office Director
Heneghan suggested a UVAS-NU leather alumni meeting in September. Prof Nawaz
said he would be able to pull the representatives of the leather industry to
make it a tripartite gathering in which strategic decisions could be taken
regarding the future of leather technology research and education and industry
development. Prof Nawaz dispelled hosts' concerns about security in Pakistan,
saying that there were only a few areas witnessing security problems. The UVAS
hosted last year the 6th Asian Buffalo Congress in Lahore, which was attended by
delegates from 24 countries, he said.
MOU: Prof Nawaz also signed a
memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Northampton University VC Dr Ann Tate to
work together for academic and research collaboration, technology transfer, and
skill development to help the students, faculty and industry for synergy and
The MoU, which will be operative for five years,
also calls for cooperation in the theoretical and technological fundamentals of
leather manufacture and other fields. It calls for exchange of information,
management knowledge, and technical expertise, besides arranging joint academic
and research studies to strengthen the industrial sector, especially leather in
processing, testing, quality control and finishing.
University will also assist the UVAS in institutional management and technical
knowledge for technology upgrade, especially in the leather sector, as well as
curriculum development, quality assurance, teaching and learning modules. The
foreign university will also help UVAS students and faculty in academic, skill
development and research projects, provide cooperation in joint research
programmes, as well as supervise or co-supervise UVAS postgraduate research
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL: Prof Nawaz visited the Langford School of
Veterinary Science, University of Bristol, and met Meat Science and Technology
Programme Director Prof Dr Peter Sheard.
UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN: Prof
Nawaz also met Dr Hans Henrik, head of faculty of life sciences (former Royal
Veterinary and Agriculture University) now with University of Copenhagen,
Prof Nawaz requested Prof Henrik, who has 15 years of
experience of evaluating veterinary institutions in the European Union, to
evaluate the UVAS. Prof Henrik agreed to visit the UVAS. Dawn
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Punjab govt expands degree verification drive
Islamabad: The Punjab government on Sunday directed all district
coordination officers (DCOs) to verify the degrees of officials hired in
education, health and police departments in the last decade, a private TV
According to the channel, the Punjab government has
issued a circular to the DCOs, asking them to get the degrees "checked". The
Higher Education Commission (HEC) has dispatched letters to 70 universities,
asking them to set up a special Degree Verification Cell, the sources added. app
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Autonomy to 26 colleges: minister
Lahore: Punjab Minister for Education Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said
the government will never privatise any college, adding only financial and
administrative autonomy is being awarded to 26 colleges where a four-year
bachelor degree programme is being introduced.
He expressed these views
while meeting a delegation of Muslim League workers on Sunday.
these steps had been taken to bridge the gap between the universities and the
He further said the board of governors would not be authorised
to increase any fee, as additional expenditure would be borne by the Punjab
government which would provide Rs 500 millions additional grant to these
colleges annually for providing quality education to the students. The news
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