PU B.Com Part-II out of course paper
BCom students protest
Lahore, June 14: Dozons of students, staging a demonstration, protested against an
"out of course paper" during the B.Com Part-II Annual Examination 2010 being
held by the Punjab University these days.
The students gathered on the
PU New Campus on Saturday and held a strong protest saying the B.Com-II paper of
Advance Financial Accounting held on June 11 (Friday) was out of course owing to
which they faced immense problems in attempting the paper. They demanded the
university resolve the issue at earliest saying their future was at stake owing
to alleged mistake of the paper-setter.
The students dispersed following
PU Controller and Principal of varsity's Hailey College of Commerce assured them
that their genuine grievance would be redressed.
PU Controller of Examination Prof Dr Zahid Karim said the matter would be resolved
as per law adding the case had been referred to the Board of Studies. He said if
there was any problem, it had to be rectified through legal procedure since his
office alone was not authorised to address such issues. The news
"The paper was not so difficult and it was not out of course.Yes there was only one or two mistakes in one question but it is avoidable.It is not a big issue.The examiner should check the paper without any strict marking.Please do not cancel the paper.Thanks"
City, Country: Jhleum
"yeh bohat hi galat bndai hain.jis ne b paper bnaya hai is ko notice send krna chahiye administration ko.students ka future tabah kr diya is paghal aur ****** aadmi ne.yeh paper dobara hona chahiyai."
City, Country: sialkot
"I m Ikram Raza from Punjab College Sargodha.First of all we started the protest against this paper ane later all other cities follwed us. 1st question was wrong and there was mis printing.`Question of Ratio was confusing because sales,purchases and financial charges have no role but these were only Confusing.`Punjab University Board of Studies announced 25 grace marks for all students and also an option of new paper which will held on 30th June 2010."
Name: Ikram Raza
City, Country: Sargodha Pakistan
"that was a nightmare of a paper"
City, Country: lahore,pakistan
"paper was soooo cofusing. i am not agree with students who said that paper was easy. so plz i request PU managmnt plz arrange a new paper 4 us thnks"
City, Country: faisalabad
"the paper was so much confusing. thanks for all those students who play an effective role in protest .. and compel the administration to recommenced paper on 30th june jeo students.thanks to all protectors"
City, Country: rawalpindi
"THE paper iss v stock n ful confusion plzz cancel the paper n agaian take it"
City, Country: jhelum
"i want to know that kis mistake pr kitnay mark kt jayngay b.com part 1 may.plz reply"
City, Country: kasur,pak
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Around 30,000 PU students deprived of time-off
Lahore: Although government and private institute students are celebrating their
summer vacations, around 30,000 students from different corners of the country
and dozens of foreign students of the Punjab University are being deprived of
the opportunity to visit their hometowns, as they have to sit for their exams
and attend makeup classes.
These students – who number in the thousands –
are only suffering due to the brutality of the activists of the Islami Jamiat
Taliba (IJT), who forced the PU to suspend all educational activities for almost
At present, various students from countries including Sri Lanka,
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Nigeria, Nepal, Turkey and the continent of Africa are
enrolled in different departments in the PU. The only chance these students get
to visit their homelands is during the summers, but this year they have all been
denied that one chance since the IJT's actions led to the varsity conducting its
classes for a considerable portion of the summer vacations. Similarly, there are
a number of students from Gilgit-Baltistan and other far flung areas of the
country who have been left to bear the heat of the provincial capital.
is worth noting that in April, dozens of activists of the IJT injured a senior
professor of the varsity, ransacked his office, damaged vehicles outside his
office and also attacked the vice chancellor's (VC) office and his house at the
varsity's New Campus.
The violent outbreak came after several students
belonging to the IJT were expelled. Immediately after the violence, the PU
administration closed the varsity for 20 days and teachers, students, civil
society and human rights activists launched protests against the IJT and
demanded the government eradicate the group from the varsity. Although the
government and the varsity's administration made some efforts in this regard,
including police raids in the varsity, the efforts did not find much success. In
the end, the students are the ones who have been left to suffer for the IJT's
Separately, the Government College University's Student
Services Center organised a 'Signature Campaign against Tobacco' event in a bid
to bring together students in the fight against smoking. More than 500 students
signed anti-tobacco banners with pledges to play an active role in convincing
people not to smoke in universities, colleges, hospitals, restaurants, offices,
parks and other public places. GCU Placement Officer Muhammad Waqar Ahmad said
that female students participated more actively in the campaign, which was
organised in collaboration with Green Future, an organisation working with the
WHO against tobacco consumption.
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PU VC wants 4% GDP for education promotion
Lahore: Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran on Sunday said that the federal government
should allocate at least four percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) for
the promotion of the education sector in the next fiscal year's budget.
Addressing a gold medals' distribution ceremony organised by the
Tehreek-e-Istehqam Pakistan Council (TIPC) at the National Auditorium, the vice
chancellor said that if the government failed in allocating funds for
educational promotion the country would confront dire consequences and would not
be able to achieve a dignified and respectable status among other countries in
the years to come.
Kamran was awarded a Quaid-e-Azam gold medal in the
acknowledgement of his contribution and services in academics, research and
teaching. He thanked the TIPC president for holding the ceremony in recognition
of those who have been contributing to the country positively. Daily times
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Function at PU
Lahore: Punjab University Student Teacher Centre (STC) is organising a function
in which renowned TV anchor person Syed Tallat Hussain will give his personal
eye witness account of the Israeli military attack on freedom flotilla, on
Monday, June 14, 2010 at 10:00am in the Faisal Auditorium New Campus.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran will chair the ceremony while Chief
Editor Daily Pakistan Mujeebur Rehman Shami, eminent intellectual and columnist
Oriya Maqbool Jan and former Vice-President PU Student Union Syed Ehsan Ullah
Waqas will also address on the occasion. The nation
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KEMU graduates awarded degrees
Lahore: At least 472 graduates of the King Edward Medical University
(KEMU) were awarded degrees at the university's 150th convocation here on
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani awarded medals to
outstanding graduates and announced foreign scholarships for three graduates who
won the highest number of gold medals.
Gilani congratulated the
graduates and the faculty for their success. He said consultation in Health
Policy 2010 was in the final stage. He said thanks to the 18th Amendment, which
made health a provincial subject and now provinces should ensure provision of
health facilities at the grass root level.
Earlier, KEMU Vice-Chancellor
Prof Zafarullah Khan presented the welcome address. He said KEMU produced 148
research papers and 16 of these were published in international journals.
He said the university spent Rs2.5 million on research during the last
two years. He sought patronage from the federal and provincial governments. Dawn
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UHS employees released
Lahore: A LOCAL Magistrate on Saturday released on bail 22 former
employees of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) on the submission of surety
Former UHS contract employees were arrested in the wake of their
alleged plan to block the road on the arrival of Chief Minister Punjab at the
varsity on Friday.
Police had registered an FIR under Section 290 and
291 of the Pakistan Penal Code against 22 nominated accused.
UHS employees were protesting against the UHS administration and Punjab
government for not regularising their services.
The CM Punjab had to
visit the UHS to attend a two-day Youth Conference on its first day held under
the recently formed Chief Minister Youth Commission.
Some of the sacked
employees said their families were not allowed to
meet them in the lockup while later they were shifted to Nawakot Police Station
in prisoner van.
They said that on way to Nawakot the van was stopped
for almost four hours in scorching heat which created panic among the sacked
employees. It was a clear violation of human rights, they added.
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Private schools demand fee exemption
Lahore: All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association (APPSMA) has
demanded the Punjab government either exempt private schools from
commercialization fee or collect reasonable fee, warning that, otherwise, it
would launch a protest campaign against the government.
press conference at the Lahore Press Club on Saturday, APPSMA president Adeeb
Jawadani and other office bearers claimed that the increase in commercialization
fee by the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) was illegal, alleging that the
policy introduced by bureaucracy was anti-education.
They said upto
2008, the LDA used to collect 1.5 percent commercialization fee annually while
in 2009 it started to collect three percent fee on annual basis, adding that,
since January this year, the Authority had started collecting 4.5 percent fee
per annum. ́It is a move to get rid of private schools which have been playing a
pivotal role in promotion of education", they added. APPSMA office bearers said
that, besides the LDA, the City District Government Lahore (CDGL) had also got
published advertisements in newspapers regarding collection of commercialization
fee from private schools and other business set up on 118 different roads of the
city. The news
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Chosen students unravel 'priority' truth
Lahore: The issues and problems in education and health sectors highlighted by a few
chosen students representing the youth at Chief Minister's Punjab Youth
Commission conference must serve as an eye-opener for the Punjab government that
is crying hoarse that it has prioritised education and health sectors.
The Punjab government selected 360 top students on the basis of written
test and interviews and called them to Lahore to brainstorm and discuss issues
and problems plaguing their districts and divisions at large. The government
launched this initiative to "listen to the voice of youth" about issues and
problems across the province and their doable solutions.
On the second
day of the two-day conference, two representatives - one boy and one girl - from
each division gave presentations and answered questions from the
Almost all speakers said the education sector was in a
"terrible" condition because there was a lack of buildings and those available
badly needed repairs. The schools lacked facilities. They emphasised that there
was a lack of teachers in educational institutions even after recruitment of
38,000 teachers last year, and most teachers remained absent. "Quality education
is still a distant dream in public sector schools," a student said. One of the
participants said the quality of education could not improve until and unless
politicians and bureaucrats send their wards to public schools.
representatives from D.G. Khan were vocal enough to say that feudal lords and
Sardars in the district did not let the common people get education, fearing
that they might compete with them. As senior adviser to chief minister Sirdar
Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa was sitting on the stage, they pointed out that there
was no full-fledge university in the district.
They suggested that
teachers' recruitment on a contract or honorary basis should be stopped
forthwith because they could not teach with dedication when they would not be
sure about their future. They called for revision of curricula to impart modern
knowledge to young students.
They suggested that school and college
buildings should be used in the evening by starting evening classes there and
teachers should be offered incentives to teach there. They called for
introduction of skill-based education so that graduates can readily get
They suggested that students in schools and colleges should be
offered career counselling so that they might seek education with an aim in
their minds. They said youth should be included in the school and college
councils to monitor funds and policies.
During his speech, Chief Minister
Shahbaz Sharif agreed that facilities in schools were missing despite spending
billions of rupees on this sector during the last many years.
representatives conducted a survey of health sector facilities in the province
and had a consensus that available health facilities lacked doctors, paramedical
staff as well as medicines. They said most basic health units and rural health
centres in far flung areas had become deserted places because of unavailability
of doctors and the paraphernalia.
In hospitals where doctors were
available, the youth representatives said, patients were being treated
The students suggested the government should announce internship
programme in all medical colleges and ask MBBS doctors and doctors specialising
in various areas to serve at basic health units for a certain period. As the
youth was giving this suggestion, the Punjab health department was busy
disbanding such programmes already on the ground. One such example is the
reported suspension of the Punjab Safe Motherhood Project, in which gynae
specialist students served in Sheikhupura and Chakwal districts and showed
encouraging results in terms of serving gynae patients in their hometowns. The
students from D.G. Khan said a separate ward should be set up at a hospital here
for HIV/AIDS patients. They said there was a high incidence of AIDS in this
district, which had almost half of all AIDS patients in Pakistan. They said D.G.
Khan was ranked first in HIV/AIDS cases in South Asia.
bureaucracy, the youth representatives said it was a matter of concern that
"public servants have become public masters". Dawn
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