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Educational promotion rules | Uni Law College 141 years

Uniform promotion rules for colleges, varsities soon
Lahore, Mar 02: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will announce national educational policy on March 23, wherein he is also going to announce promotion of college teachers parallel to the university academic staff teachers.

Nazim Hassnain, president of Punjab Lecturers and Professors Association, while talking to The Nation here on Saturday stated it. He said the decision was made in an inter-provincial meeting of provincial education ministers and secretaries of the four provinces, which was chaired by the federal minister for education Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani. He said teaching staff of colleges had welcomed the decision regarding the promotion to next grade according to the criteria set for the varsities staff.

Another member of the association Prof Zahid Butt said it was a good omen and they were eagerly expecting the formal announcement, but so far it was merely a speculation. However, according to some reliable sources, the federal secretary education had informed about the announcement by the Prime Minister on March 23.

He said sources have disclosed that during the inter-provincial meeting issues like imparting education in regional languages, compulsory education of English language from primary level and students getting third division in 10th class to be considered as failed were also discussed at length.

They also said that the summary of all such proposals was sent to the Prime Minister.

He also said another summary containing a set of demands was also lying with Chief Minister Punjab.

But, as the Punjab government had been suspended Governor Salman Taseer was only competent authority to consider it sympathetically.

Among those demands most important was regarding the time scale promotion, which had been repeatedly been made for last many years as promotions of many lecturers were delayed for more than a decade due to old promotion formula.

According to the new time scale formula, every lecturer and professor would be promoted to the next scale after the passage of a certain period according to the recommendations for a promotion board, he added.

He said they have also demanded a payment of Rs10000 to the contractual teachers and doubling the salary of the regular teachers subjected to their performance and efficiency.

While enhancement of entertainment allowance for the principals from Rs550 to Rs5000 per month has also been proposed, he added. The Nation

UVAS to launch short wildlife courses
Lahore: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore in collaboration with the University of Glasgow and University of Essex, UK, is launching a series of short training courses in wildlife and ecology from this month (March 2009). The Department of Wildlife and Ecology and Institute of Continuing Education and Extension will execute the short training programs sponsored by DelPHE (Developing Partnerships in Higher Education), joint Higher Education Commission, British Council Link Program and WWF-Pakistan. About the details of the training programs, Dr Zulfiqar Ali of the Department of Wildlife and Ecology said that these training courses are titled "Applied Ecological Techniques", "Beekeeping", "Wetland's Ecology", "Bird Watching", "Mammalian Ecology", "Herpatofauna Key of Pakistan", "Zoo Animal Enclosure Designs", "Animal Keeping (Husbandry)", "Pet's Welfare", "First Aid Treatment for Animals", "Environmental Sampling", "Data Analysis & Writing a Scientific Paper" and "Livestock Diseases". Ppi


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University Law College turns 141 years old
Lahore: The Law College, a constituent college of the Punjab University and oldest in the sub-continent, turned 141 years old, is dedicated to the promotion of sound and enlightened study of law in the country.

First ever lady Principal of the college since its inception Shazia Qureshi tracing the history of the historic college while talking to APP here Sunday said that the law classes are the older the university. The law classes was started by the Anjuman-i-Punjab in 1868 which was later taken over by the PU in 1870.

She said that the course of study extended over two years and instructions were given in two separate classes, one in English and other in Vernacular. No test was laid down for admission and there was no examinations as certificates awarded by the college possessed little value. The Punjab Chief Court held its own examinations for leadership and admission to the Bar.

In 1873 rules were framed requiring the passing of entrance examination of some university or the Punjab University college as condition for admission to the law classes. The following year, the judges of the Chief Court conceded to the Punjab University Law College, the privilege for holding the leadership examination.

It was laid down that with the exception of special cases allowed by the Chief Court, no one would be admitted to the law examination without having passed entrance examination or its equivalent.

Shazia said that success in first examination qualified the candidates for 'Mukhtarship' and in second examination qualified him for leadership in the subordinate.
Pleaders with 5 years standing could be admitted to the Chief Court Bar. In 1885, the system was replaced by the three progressive examinations known as the preliminary law, the first certificate in law and the Licentiate in law.

From 1885 to 1906, the course study extended to three years in 1887 and passing of intermediate examination of the university was made a condition for admission to the law classes. For the Licentiate in Law examination, a candidate was required to be a graduate.

Another regulation provided that in order to appear in the examination, a candidate must have extended three fourth of the lectures delivered to his class.

The previous decision of three years law course were revered which continued several years now PU switched over again to old decision for reintroducing three years law course in English language with a condition of qualifying the entrance test.

Now around 1600 students under three years program are studying in morning, afternoon and evening session besides LLM and six different one year diplomas.

Painting competition at YMCA
Lahore: A painting competition was held among students of different colleges and universities at the Lahore YMCA Hall on Saturday on the topic 'Peace'.

The event organised by the YMCA to encourage youth to express their views on canvas about the issue of peace in the turbulent world of today attracted a number of art lovers. General Secretary National Council of YMCAs of Japan Kohei Yamada was the chief guest on the occasion. Those who addressed the prize distribution ceremony included President Lahore YMCA Andrew McMullen, General Secretary Lahore YMCA Samuel Pervez. Artists Khalid Akash and Muhammad Kashar were the judges for the competition.

The 25 students participating in the competition using different mediums highlighted the importance of peace and harmony in the fast changing world. Ali Raza Peerzada bagged the first position in the competition while Mudassar Qazmi got second position.

Sheeba Bhatti and Yousaf Naseer Gill both shared the third position while M Haroon Akram was given the consolation prize. The cash prizes for first, second and third position was Rs 5,000, Rs 3,000 and Rs 2,000. The Nation


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