Loadshedding worst for those taking examination
Power crisis worst for those taking examination
Lahore, June 05: The worst ever power crisis amid sizzling heat has been greatly irking
students, especially those appearing in the ongoing Intermediate
(Part-I) Annual Examination 2012.
A number of students strongly condemned the rulers and politicians
for their failure to resolve the energy crisis. They also criticized
those doing politics on this critical issue.
student, appearing in the ongoing intermediate exam, castigated all
political parties and held them responsible for excessive power cuts in
He said the politicians were not sincere
with the nation and the country. Were they sincere the situation related
to energy crisis would have been different today since it was the
longest serving democratic government in the country, he said. Students,
especially those appearing in exams, were greatly disturbed owing to
excessive loadshedding but rulers remained unmoved as ever, he added.
student, Muhammad Akhtar, also condemned the rulers and said excessive
power outages had made it impossible for students to do exams
preparation. He said power cuts coupled with rising mercury had made
their lives miserable but rulers and opposition parties were busy in
doing just politics. "Every one talks about us (youth) but no one is
really interested in addressing real problems we are facing", Akhtar
Meanwhile, in a press statement, the Insaf Students
Federation (ISF) also condemned both federal and provincial governments
for their failure to resolve the energy crisis.
the student wing of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), also came hard on
the Punjab government, observing the provincial government had done
nothing concrete with regard to addressing energy crisis despite
shifting of powers to provinces under 18th Amendment.
Usman, ISF Lahore president, said students were facing extreme problems
with regard to preparation for exams. He termed the Punjab Chief
Minister's participation in demonstrations against power cuts a "drama",
saying had the Punjab government done something practical the situation
would have been different.
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Notices to 110 private schools
Lahore: The executive district officer (EDO) Education, Lahore, claimed Monday that
his office had issued show cause notices to 110 private schools which
remained open in violation of the Punjab government's notification of
summer vacation. The Punjab government, through a notification on May
30, had announced summer vacation schedule for public and private school
of the province from June 01 till August 19, 2012. However, since most
of the private schools had already announced examination schedule beyond
June 01, the School Education Department's Secretary Muhammad Aslam
Kamboh had claimed that action against private schools would be taken if
the same were found open after June 06. In this scenario the
'efficiency' of the EDO Education Lahore, Pervaiz Akhtar, to issue show
cause notice before the deadline was uncalled for. The news
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KU slams protest over results
Karachi: Reacting to protests by students against the
recently announced results of the first professional bachelor of dental
surgery and MBBS, Karachi University said on Monday it was not
responsible for students' poor or good results in their examinations.
In a statement the KU said the preparation of the question paper and
nomination of examiners for assessment of answer scripts was done by the
boards of studies of BDS and MBBS and the university's role was only
restricted to declaring the results forwarded to it.
It said multiple choice questions were electronically examined
through the computer whereas the theory papers were assessed by faculty
members. The total numbers of both sections were combined by KU staff
after which results were announced.
"In such a case, if a candidate fails with a difference of either one
or two marks, the university has no authority of granting grace marks
to students as per the policy of the university's academic council and
the Higher Education Commission," it added.
Meanwhile, KU vice chancellor Prof Dr Mohammad Qaiser expressed regret over students' protests.
"Medicine is a very respectable profession and its students need to
keep in view some ethical considerations before coming out on the
streets. Protests for a few marks do not suit the dignity of their
profession," he said.
He further stated that though the university had no direct concern
with the issue, a committee comprising the dean and secretaries of board
of studies of MBBS and BDS was formed to look into the issue. But it
was unfortunate that students had shown distrust in the committee even
before it could come up with its findings and recommendations. Dawn
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Hazara University launches project for archaeological heritage promotion
Mansehra: The Department of Archaeology, Hazara University and Leicester
University in United Kingdom under a joint venture formally launched a
British Council-funded project aimed at promoting archeological heritage
The project link coordinator, Dr Abdul
Samad told reporters here on Monday that the "Strategic Partnership
Extension in Knowledge Exchange" had been designed scientifically to
promote the archaeological heritage of Pakistan for sustainable tourism.
said the project had been primarily executed in Chitral valley and more
than 150 archaeologists, tourism specialists, local community members
and officials of department concerned were involved in it.
Samad, who is Chairman Department of Archeology, Hazara University,
explained that the project activities would be self-sustainable and
ultimately play an important role in developing a positive image of
Pakistan at the international level. He added the local community would
also be involved in the programme, which could create job opportunities.
are working on the capacity building of Chitrali community," Dr Samad
maintained. "We are imparting special training to archeological experts
who will disseminate the knowledge and skills at the local level," he
Dr Samad expressed the hope the project would
play an integral role in promoting archaeological tourism and help
policymakers adopt ideas proposed by experts to understand the reality
that archaeology was the biggest revenue generating asset in Pakistan.
the occasion, Dr Syed Sakhawat Shah, Vice Chancellor, Hazara University
said the Department of Archaeology had adopted pragmatic ways for
contemporary research in the field of archaeology. The news
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