Peshawar public sector universities students problems
Varsity students forced to live in private hostels
Peshawar, March 31: Students of five public sector universities closed
after violent protests over the killing of a student are faced with
numerous problems and want their respective educational institutions to
open as soon as possible.
Students are faced with problems
like accommodation and are uncertain about their examination schedule
after their institutions were closed on March 19, a group of students
of BBA University of Peshawar said on Tuesday.
Mohmand, Mehboob Ayub Yousafzai and Saddam Bacha associated with
Pakhtunkhwa Students Organisation, said that Peshawar University
administration has closed hostels and university students were forced
to live at private facilities.
The PSO students also demanded
that those responsible for the killing of a student of the University
of Engineering and Technology should be arrested. Educational
institutions should be cleansed of gun culture, they said.
Another student of Political Science Department said that the
university administration closed their hostel rooms in such a rush that
they were not even given time to collect their textbooks and clothes.
"Our room was closed down without giving us any time to take our
belongings and I am wearing this dress for the last so many days", said
a student pointing towards his clothes. He added that he was residing
at a private hostel with a friend.
There are around 70
students hailing from Kurram tribal region, of which around 20 have
been given accommodation in a TV room while the rest of them have taken
shelter with their friends in private hostels.
of the view that annual examinations of LLB were scheduled for April 5
and BBA students were also preparing for their examinations. They were
of the view that the universities and hostels should be opened as it
was difficult for the students to prepare for the exams under the
Some students were hopeful that the
administration would decide to open the universities in the upcoming
meeting of vice-chancellors. Twelve societies of students under the
banner of Mutahidda Tulaba Mahaz has also assured the university
administration of cooperation for establishing peace on the campus,
said a student affiliated with a group of students.
that majority of the students wanted peace on the campus and expulsion
of extremist and violent student groups from the institutions. Dawn
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A 29-year-old British woman, Rihannon Mackay, falsely included A level
in her CV and got a job in the Plymouth Hospital. The hospital examined
her CV and discovered that she had lied about her A level and took her
to court. Ms Mackay was jailed for six months and got a bad record for
life. This happened only three days ago.
We have dozens of
unethical liars who are MNAs, MPAs and senior members of the cabinet.
One of them has even been awarded an honourable award. Something is
grossly wrong with our society. Have we lost sense of honour, respect
and dignity? It is the responsibility of parents, religious leaders and
teachers to instil morality and principles in a child. But it is quite
evident that we have completely lost our way and do not even realise
that we are doing anything wrong. -By Dr A A Khan and Dr S B Hassan (London)
***** This has become almost a routine that a legislator is disqualified after
being found guilty of holding a false degree. I believe this should be
taken as a crime and a proper FIR should be registered against the
disqualified person. Millions are spent on by-elections which should be
recovered from the fraudster. At the same time the political party
concerned should be fined heavily for not bothering to check the
candidate's credentials at the time of the general election. By Abdul Rauf (Fateh Jang)
***** In a report (March 29), it was alleged that as many as
10 Pakistani politicians were holding 'dubious degrees'. On top of the
list were the names of the president of Pakistan and the minister for
law and justice. Now the question arises: how should we deal with such
persons, as they lack moral courage and will not step down themselves?
The only solution seems to be in snubbing these despicable liars
publicly. -By Abid Mahmud Ansari (Islamabad)
***** Fraudsters with fake degrees have resigned from the National Assembly. Your Lordship, where is the punishment?. -By Ch Farooq Ahamd (Lahore)
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Contract lecturers resent service termination
Peshawar: All Additional Shift Contract Lecturers Association NWFP has
resented the treatment meted out to it by the provincial Higher
Education Department and asked the Peshawar High Court chief justice to
take notice of the termination of their services without any prior
Speaking at a press conference here Tuesday, the
office-bearers of the association said the government had recruited
male and female lecturers in 2006 on six-month contract with the
promise of extending their contracts.
Flanked by other
office-bearers, president of the association Nadeem Jadoon said during
recruitment some of the lecturers were employed in a regular shift
while others were inducted in additional shift. He said the government
continued extending contract of all the lecturers until June 30, 2009
and adjusted some of the lecturers in regular shift from additional
"Later, government did not extend our contracts due to
unknown reasons and instead directed the contract lecturers to continue
teaching at their respective colleges," he said, arguing that by the
time their contract expired, their services were supposed to be
regularised under an act passed by the NWFP Assembly.
Jadoon complained that the Higher Education Department, instead of
regularising their services and releasing their salaries, declared all
their posts vacant and started adjusting lecturers from regular shift
against the posts. The practice, he argued, was not only violation of
the act but also against Article 25 of the Constitution of Pakistan.
The association, he said, challenged this act of the Education
Department in the Peshawar High Court (PHC) on which the court issued
stay order on February 9, 2010.
But despite the court
intervention, Jadoon complained, the principals of their respective
colleagues had been stopping them from teaching. He demanded
restoration of their services on a regular basis and payment of their
salaries. He asked the court to hear their case on emergency basis as
it concerned the future of over 200 lecturers including women.
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Construction of dentistry college building approved
Abbottabad: The provincial government has approved construction of a
building for Ayub Medical College of Dentistry at Ayub Medical College,
A spokesman for the AMC said the authorities had
submitted project to the provincial government as non-ADP scheme, which
would cost Rs50 million. He said the project was discussed in the
meeting held in the Planning and Development Department. The meeting
approved Rs35 million for the construction of separate building for the
Ayub Medical College of Dentistry.
The spokesman said the
college was started in year 2000 with 20 students in a few rooms
provided by the Ayub Teaching Hospital with limited resources and
space. The Pakistan Medical Dental Council (PMDC) provisionally
recognised the dental college due to deficiency of teaching facilities
and absence of separate building. The seats at the college were later
increased to 52 while the students demanded separate library and
laboratories as per the teaching requirements. The AMC chief executive
took up the issue with the provincial health minister Syed Zahir Ali
Shah during his recent visit to AMI for inauguration of a separate
Gynaecology Block. The news
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