UET Abbottabad PCATP accreditation issue
UET Abbottabad students seek PCATP accreditation
Peshawar, June 01: Students of the Architecture Department at the University of
Engineering and Technology (UET), Abbottabad campus, staged a protest
here Monday to demand accreditation from the Pakistan Council of
Architects and Town-Planners (PCATP).
Carrying banners and
placards, the protestors raised slogans in favour of their demands.
Speakers reminded that the one-point agenda of the architecture
students was accreditation from the PCATP.
They said the UET
administration had been ignoring their demand for the last seven years.
They said the accreditation would not only improve their capabilities
but also bring the department to required standards.
non-accredited degree, a student will not be given government job,
admission in any national or international institution for higher
education like masters, the protestors pointed out. "Without PCATP
registration, we will not be able to practice our profession as
qualified architects," said a student.
The students demanded
that courses must be taught by professionals, members of PCATP and
other professional bodies. "The programme should hire full-time faculty
with qualification of the required standards; the student-teacher ratio
must be 1:15 for studio; there must be 5,000 books available in
library; head of the department or chairperson should be from the same
discipline, i.e. either architecture or town planner," said another
Students in the field (batch I and II) are unable to
get job satisfaction due to their unaccredited degrees and indifferent
attitude of the teachers, they added. "At architecture department, we
need architects to teach us while the department is interested in
employing civil engineers because of the some vested interests,"
maintained students in the joint statement.
"sir,me fsc me 715 nmbr lia hu aur nts me 58 nmbr kia mera architect me dakhila hoga? if yes kia muje scholarship ya fee remission hoga? plz tell me."
Name: naushad ali
City, Country:chitral, pakistan
"Sir i got 777 marks in fsc this year, and my eata marks198. Sir plz tell me, is i am able to get admission in archicture. Plz sir replz me i am waiting."
Name: Imran ul haq
City, Country: Swat, Pakistan
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Probe sought into UoP teacher beating issue
Peshawar: Azad Pakhtun Students Federation, University of Peshawar,
staged a protest at the Peshawar Press Club on Monday to demand probe
into the manhandling of a senior university teacher. Led by its
president Akhtar Iqbal Yousafzai, the protesters chanted slogans in
favour of their demands and called for immediate release of Asadullah
Mayar and his companions who were arrested for allegedly attacking
Professor Dr Faqeera Khan Faqri of the Urdu Department recently. The
speakers threatened to hold protest demonstrations throughout the
province if their demands were not met. They said the students and
professor exchanged hot words over denial of admission to the
department. The students also asked the governor to expel the
politicised and corrupt professors from all educational institutions.
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UoP admin accepts plea by ex-UPS principal
Peshawar: The long-drawn case of award of grade-20 between a former
principal of University Public School (UPS), Malak Naz, and the
University of Peshawar (UoP) finally reached its conclusion as the
varsity administration accepted the appeal of the academician for
granting him grade-20 with effect from August 8, 1994 and monetary
benefits from March 15, 1998.
In this connection, Law Officer of
the UoP Riaz Khan produced varsity's notification issued by the
secretary to governor on May 21 last before a division bench of the
Peshawar High Court (PHC) comprising Justice Liaquat Ali Shah and
Justice Yahya Afridi, in which both the appeals of the petitioner were
accepted by the varsity administration.
The petitioner said
that he joined Islamia College (then a constituent college of UoP in
1973 and was later appointed associate professor of English on October
12, 1990 in grade-19 in the same college. On the recommendations of the
Selection Board, the UoP Syndicate appointed him principal of UPS in
1992 in the same grade-19.
He remained principal of this till
his retirement in November 2009 i.e. for about 18 years. It may be
noted that, since April 2009, Malak Naz has been appointed as Director,
Institute of Education & Research (IER) of the UoP on a three years
When contacted, Malak Naz said that he fought his
cases within the available legal channels not for the sake of keeping
his job but to uphold the truth against "those who wanted to use the
UoP machinery for furthering their own agenda."
profound thanks to the chancellor and the present university
administration for upholding his cause on merit, and granting him what
had been unlawfully denied to him for such a long time.
petitioner said that following his appointment as UPS principal a group
of UPS teachers contended that he was a usurper because the seat of
principal was their right by the virtue of automatic promotion.
1992 and 2002, he said, he was subjected to various enquiries ranging
from the governor inspection team, provincial inspection team, three
syndicate enquiry committees, two VC's enquiry committees and a special
audit enquiry, etc.
In the process, he was thrice removed from
his post as UPS principal, but was reinstated twice by the chancellor
and once by the civil court. He was also appointed an OSD and director
of English Language Center of the UoP on a non-existing post.
said after failing in all its attempts to oust him, the syndicate
finally brought about amendment in the mode of appointment of UPS
principal. This amendment was later approved by UoP Senate and was sent
to the then chancellor.
The amendment aimed at taking powers
of appointment of Principal from Selection Board and resting them
solely at the discretion of the VC. Being specifically designed to
remove Malak Naz, the amendment was to be implemented with
retrospective effects. However, Malak Naz challenged the amendment in
PHC where the entire amendment, even though passed through the
Syndicate, the Senate and the Chancellor was declared null and void
being in violation of the UoP Act, 1974 where all appointments in grade
17 and above are to be made by the Syndicate on the recommendations of
the Selection Board and not that of the VC. The news
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