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NED university bailout request?
Karachi, June 26: NED University of Engineering and Technology urges for a bailout
package with a net shortfall of Rs 1,421.309 million, of which Rs
664.947 million are bank loans against investments. Drastic raise in
salaries, higher number of students, lesser grants, extra teaching and
non-teaching staff, creation of posts, reappointment of retired
officials on contract basis and excess expenses have caused a financial
crisis in NED University of Engineering and Technology.
This has been stated in the university's five-year financial report, which was submitted to the governor house.
report said that the university, on account of examination fees,
tuition fees, enrolment/registration fees, admission fees, library fees,
hostel fees, house rent and other recovery, receipts from prospectus
admission forms, transport / buses receipts and miscellaneous receipts
/other internet fees, receipts from university expert services, self
finance scheme funds, CCEE academy and sports/others activities fund has
received Rs 135.428 million in 2006-07, Rs 152.489 million in 2007-08,
Rs 196.423 million in 2008-09, Rs 205.942 million in 2009-10, Rs 218.765
million in 2010-11, Rs 271.907 million in 2011-12 and Rs 283.216
million up to April 2013, whereas, estimated income on above mentioned
accounts is Rs 331.910 million for 2012-13.
Report about expenditures
said that the university spent more than it collected. In 2007-08 the
expenditures were Rs 634.218 million including salaries, pension
contribution, gas charges, water charges, electricity, communication,
overtime charges, medical charges, purchase of machinery and equipment,
purchase of stationary and other expenses. While the expenditure in
2008-09 was Rs 834.452 million, Rs 943.044 million in 2009-10, Rs
1,176.150 million in 2010-11 and Rs 1,179.873 million up to April 2013,
whereas, projected expenditure is Rs 1,652.667 million for 2012-13.
further asserted that the present crisis has been hampering this
university since 2007-08 as a result of consistent and continuous
shortfalls in recurring grants, delay in receipt of grants as well as
increasing number of enrolled students. "University has compiled a net
shortfall of around Rs 1,421.309 million to-date in which Rs 664.947
million are bank loans against investments," the report added.
about increase in salaries of teaching and non-teaching staff, the
report revealed that grand total of salary expenditure in 2005-06 was Rs
211.500 million, in 2006-07 it was Rs 261.791 million with a 24 percent
increase, in 2007-08 it reached to Rs 373.172 million with 43 percent
rise, 2008-09 it was Rs 520.510 million and 39 percent increase, in
2009-10 with 9 percent added it was Rs 565.627 million, 2010-11 Rs
731.409 million with 29 percent, in 2011-12 it was around 938 million
another 28 percent rise and up to April 2013 it is Rs 858.008 million.
statistics of shortfall in HEC grant on account of adoptions of
increase in pay and allowances. The total financial impact from 2005-13
is Rs 884.781 million, however, HEC issued Rs 446.164 million, whereas,
the difference is Rs 438.617 million. Report also informed that in last
five years expenditures on additional (not required) teaching and
non-teaching posts is Rs 207.997 million.
The total contractual
employees in NED are around 120 out of which many are retired officials,
who are reappointed. Total expenditure of contractual employees is Rs
43.379 million currently.
At the end of the report, there are also some suggestions to tackle the financial situation:
improve the situation, university should focus on increase in earning,
mainly in fee in all categories, creation of self finance seats of Rs 1
million of around 200 for repayment of loan, reduction of expenditure,
hospitalisation at out-source with insurance company, immediate removal
of contractual employees, increase in tuition fees and others."
urged Governor House to approach Federal Government and Sindh
Government for a bail out package and continuous support towards
recurring grant for NED University.
NED University Registrar Javeed Aziz said, "The recruitment is above requirement."
was of the view that over recruitment is also the issue behind
financial crisis. Aziz asserted, "Supporting staff is higher than
faculty members and as per the ratio of HEC." Daily times
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KU MA exams began
Karachi: The annual examinations 2012 of MA previous and final (private and regular)
will start on Wednesday (today) and continue till July 6, Director
Examinations, University of Karachi, announced on Tuesday.
examinations will be held from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. In all 19,574 students
of MA private previous and final are appearing in the examinations.
They include 8,356 boys and 11,218 girls.
University has set up 12 examination centres for boys and 18 for girls
at different departments. The number of candidates in MA previous and
final (regular) is only 79. The news
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Poor result puts teachers' performance in question
Kohat: The students of around 80 government high schools
here could not get any position in the annual examinations-2013 of
secondary school certificate conducted by the Board of Intermediate and
Secondary Education, Kohat.
It is a big question mark on the performance of government school
teachers who remain busy round the year staging strikes for increase in
pay and allowances and promotion, but never pay attention to their
responsibility of imparting good education to the students.
The result gazette showed that only one student from among over 5,000
government school students could get A-1 grade and 164 'A' grade, while
nobody could get a position to qualify for a scholarship.
In Keri Sheikhan girls high school only three students could pass the
examination, while the result of Lachi Payan town school stood at 27
Among other schools with the lowest pass percentage of students were
Nakband high school 40 per cent, Mandoori 32 per cent, Ghorazai 33 per
cent, Shadikhel 41 per cent and Bilitang 44 per cent.
Overall the government high schools, both boys and girls, recorded 50
per cent success rate. All the top positions were secured by students
of cadet college, Kohat, and other private institutions.
The social circles have called for performance-based assessment of government school teachers. Dawn
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