Peshawar University MA, MSc exams postponed
UoP postpones MA/MSc exams
Peshawar, June 25: The University of
Peshawar (UoP) on Friday postponed MA/MSc annual examinations from July 6 to
A notification issued by the controller examination of the university
said the examinations were delayed for a week as electric generators were being
installed in some departments.
The notification stated that the
electricity generators were being installed in different departments and the
process would complete by July 10, which is why the exams were delayed. The
revised schedule can be seen on the official website of the university, the
A good number of students are still holding
protests to press the varsity administration to postpone the examination until
September. Some others want examinations as per the already given schedule.
The university administration after the deans committee meeting a few
weeks ago came up with the decision to hold the examination in accordance with
the schedule already given by the examination section.
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25 Kohat varsity students injured
Kohat: During a protest against the Kohat varsity administration on Friday, around 25 students sustained
injuries and 255 were arrested after the police baton-charged and fired teargas,
The sources said the students of the Kohat University of
Science and Technology (KUST) were protesting against the administration on the
second consecutive day when police baton charged them.
students were shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital in Kohat, the
sources said and added that the police also baton charged the candidates
appearing in the examination.
Umair Paracha, president of the student
union of the KUST, warned of giving countrywide call for protest if the arrested
students were not released and the Vice-Chancellor Nasir Jamal not removed from
his post forthwith.
The students of the KUST had accused the
vice-chancellor of allegedly taking extra fees from the students for examination
and degrees and also delaying the degree awarding process.
started a protest campaign against the administration on Thursday and ransacked
the offices and classrooms.
Vice-Chancellor Nasir Jamal refused to offer
comments when contacted. The news
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SPLA accuses education secy of abuse of powers
Hyderabad: The Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association on
Friday condemned forced transfers of SPLA leaders and said the education
secretary was misusing his powers.
Central leaders of the association, Prof Athar Mirza, Siddique Unnar,
Muzaffar Rizvi, Ayoub Mari and Yaqoob Chandio said in a statement that the Sindh
chief minister had imposed ban on postings and transfers but the acting
secretary of education continued to issue transfer and posting orders and even
withheld salaries SPLA office-bearers in flagrant violation of the rules and
They appealed to the president, chief minister and chief secretary to appoint
a permanent education secretary and remove additional director education
They said that junior 19-grade professors should be removed from the posts of
directors and 20-grade senior professors should be posted in their place. Dawn
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'733 schools being built in flood-hit areas'
Karachi: The Sindh government is taking concrete steps to provide quality education in the
flood-hit areas. In this regard, six hundred educational institutions are being
built by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
while other donor agencies would build 133 schools in Sujawal with the support
of a Non-Govermental Organization (NGO).
This was stated by Senior
Minister for Education & Literacy, Pir Mazhar ul Haq on Friday, while
meeting with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
representatives led by Jeff Brakkin, Director Office of Pakistan and
Elizabeth Doghoon, Programme Officer USAID Islamabad, Arif
Pervez Development Specialist and Zulfiqar Ali Education Specialist, Secretary
Education M. Waseem Ursani, Additional Secretary (PDF) Ashfaq Qadri and officers
of Reforms Support Unit (RSU) Education Department were also present during the
The matter of quality education, provision of basic
infrastructure in the educational institutions of flood-affected areas,
encouraging girls' education in the institutions through giving various
incentives and other concrete steps / measures came under discussion.
further said that another flood may be expected but the government had allocated
huge funds in the education sector. He said that they would hold a meeting with
the RSU who were working effectively to monitor the performance of the schools
throughout the province and could extend assistance to implement their projects
to achieve the desired results.
Haq further said that teachers were
recruited through outsource test system on merit, while 18,000 more teachers
will be recruited on merit.
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205 student volunteers receive SIUT certificates
Karachi: The director of the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) distributed
certificates among 205 students from public and private schools of Karachi on
Friday, who participated in the 22nd and 23rd Student Volunteer Programme held
from June 13 to 24.
The student volunteers from government and private
schools all over Karachi participated in the two-week training and volunteer
programmes and each student completed 30 hours of training and volunteer work.
Volunteers were divided into small groups and assigned various duties
across the facility at the wards, outpatient departments, reception and record
The chairperson of the Resource Generation and Outreach (RGO)
Department, SIUT, Kishwar Zehra, while commending the willingness of the young
volunteers, said that 2,146 students from various schools of Karachi have so far
come out to extend help and gained important life experience along the way.
ýThe students were particularly helpful in, and touched by, the
pediatric ward. Here they assisted parents and nurses and proved to be a great
source of joy and entertainment for children admitted to the urology and
nephrology wards,ţ she added.
All the students took turns with more
rigorous chores like cleaning the old record room and reorganising files, while
others met with transplant patients and came to appreciate their stories and
Students attended informative medical lectures on hepatitis
and diabetes as well as heart conditions and kidney failure. The lectures were
conducted by specialist doctors.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Anwar
Naqvi said that the primary purpose of these lectures was to help students
recognise and respond to emergency situations. With increased awareness at an
early age, the students also learned to appreciate the importance of preventive
measures, he added.
ýVolunteers should strictly adhere to the standard
monitoring and controlling systems and the rules determined by SIUT to
facilitate patients in the best possible way,ţ Dr Naqvi
Interactive multimedia sessions were also organized as part
of the program, ranging from the history of SIUTÝs voluntary base to discussions
on ethics in medicine. There was a detailed session on illegal organ trade and
the new laws for its prevention.
The programme concluded with a
certificate distribution ceremony where Dr Adibul Hasan Rizvi welcomed parents
He said he was very optimistic to see the energy and
enthusiasm of all the young volunteers and encouraged them to take charge of
their lives. He went on to say that the idea of voluntary service must be spread
to help address health issues on national scale.
in the SIUT volunteer programme benefited from the activities at the wards,
which for many of them proved to be an invaluable experience. For many, it
changed their perspective on life.
By interacting with patients from
less privileged backgrounds and appreciating their willingness to face life, the
students pick up important values, and in such a positive environment they
develop their confidence, social-skills and a sense of charity and
social-responsibility. The news
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