Islamia College University paper tampering
ICU examination section accused of tampering with paper
Peshawar, Mar 04: The examination
section of the Islamia College University (ICU) has been found guilty of
tampering with the mathematics paper of a student of Bachelor of Science (BS) to
give him extra marks.
Sources said that the students of the BS
programme (semester system) lodged a complaint with their teachers that one
Farooq Murad, their class fellow, had attained more marks in the result than he
The teachers after checking his marks sheet found that his
marks in the mathematics paper were more than the teacher concerned had awarded
him in the award list, the sources said. The teachers who had checked his paper
had given him 20 marks but in the marks sheet the marks appeared as 80, the
The matter was taken up with the chairman of the
Mathematics Department, who went straight to the examination section and brought
with him the original paper, which was tampered with, the sources said.
The chairman took up the issue with the registrar of the university,
Prof Dr Saeed Anwar, who has been overseeing the university affairs for the last
seven months in the absence of full-time or an acting vice-chancellor after the
kidnapping of Vice-Chancellor Prof Ajmal Khan in September 2010.
registrar put the case before the committee comprising the deans of the six
faculties of the university. The deans made two observations while discussing
the matter, one of the deans told this correspondent.
The deans first
proposed referral of the issue directly to the chancellor/governor of the
province, who is the actual head of the institution in the absence of the
vice-chancellor. They then decided to conduct an initial probe into the matter
and submit the findings of the inquiry to the chancellor, he said.
deans' committee constituted a two-member inquiry body under Prof Dr Naseebdar,
dean of the Faculty of Religion and Law. Controller of Examinations Javed Khan
did not appear before the committee, which after going through the record and
interviewing the teachers, students and other officials found that the
examination section was responsible for the mess. It recommended that the
chancellor should constitute another high-level committee to look into the
matter and fix responsibility.
Prof Dr Abdul Salam Khalis, who was
member of the committee said that since the controller of examinations
did not appear before them, they could not know his version. The committee,
however, completed its job and submitted report to the registrar, he said.
Prof Dr Naseebdar said that they went through the entire record
and recorded statements of the students and other officials concerned and found
that the examination section was guilty of tampering with the paper and thus
changing the result of the student.
When contacted, Inayat Ali Shah,
chairman of the Mathematics Department, said he got a complaint from his
students and the teacher concerned that there was some problem with the result.
"Being head of the department, it is my duty to protect the rights of the
students," he said, adding that he took up the issue with the registrar, who
constituted a committee to probe the matter.
Javed Khan told this reporter that he had received a letter from the registrar
some days back about possible anomalies in the result. He said he gathered all
the employees of the examination section to look into the matter. "The
superintendent of examination section, Imtiaz, told me that chairman of the
Mathematics Department Inayat Ali Shah has taken away the paper from the section
by deceiving them," he said.
To recover the paper, he went straight to
the police station and lodged a report against Prof Inayat. He alleged that it
was illegal for the chairman to take papers with him from the secrecy. "Unless
and until the papers are recovered, no inquiry would be of any value," he said.
After the recovery of the papers, a fair inquiry should be conducted,
responsibility fixed and punishment awarded to those found guilty, Javed Khan
said. He was of the opinion that any tampering with papers was out of question
and nobody could make any changes in the award list submitted by teachers
concerned. He said in the absence of Vice-Chancellor Ajmal Khan, he had accepted
fair holding of the examination as a challenge in which he had succeeded.
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Agri varsity lecturers demand removal of admin
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Agriculture University, have called for the removal of the 'stubborn and
incompetent' administration of the varsity and immediate solution of their
Speaking at a news conference on Thursday, IBMS Teachers'
Association (ITA) President Shah Hassan said that despite months-long protest,
the administration did nothing for solving their problems.
He said the
payment of salaries to the teachers had been halted for the last two months
despite a stay order from the local court. Presently, he said, the strength of
the faculty is 104, most of them serving for the last 12 to 13 years in the
institute and not yet regularised.
The government had announced 50
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implemented by the administration despite lapse of eight months, he said. He
alleged mismanagement was at its peak in the university as culture of
favouritism and nepotism was in vogue for promotion and recruitment process. He
asked Governor Masood Kausar, who is chancellor of public sector universities in
the province, to take notice of what he termed illegal practices by the
Since the establishment of the institute, he maintained
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into embezzlement of a huge amount. He expressed concern over banning teachers
of IBMS from taking classes after resumption of the session. Nobody dares to ask
the administration about delaying of the session, he maintained.
Hassan appealed to the Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry to take suo moto
notice of the illegal actions of university administration and give them
justice. The news
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Gilgit: Primary level
examinations, which were to begin across the Gilgit-Baltistan region today
(Thursday), were postponed due to a strike by teachers demanding a service
structure and other benefits, sources said.
The sources said the examinations from class 1 to 5 were put off due to the
strike.When contacted the general secretary of the teachers association,
Gilgit-Baltistan, Johar Nafis, told they were deprived of their basic rights for
a long time and the higher authorities were not paying any heed to their demands
forcing them to launch strike.
Mr Nafis said the teachers would launch an agitation if the authorities did
not fulfill their demands by March 14.
He said the association held meetings with secretary education whose
assurance of meeting their demands was yet to be fulfilled.
Mr Nafis said teachers in Gilgit-Baltistan lacked a service structure and the
service rules of the education department only benefited the top officials.
Furthermore, the time scale which is granted to the employees of education
departments throughout the country is denied to the teachers in GB. Dawn
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Bengali Language' on March 5 in the Arts Auditorium. Bangladesh's Deputy High
Commissioner will be the chief guest whereas KU's VC Prof Pirzada Qasim Raza
Siddiqui will preside over the event. ppi
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Varsity employees stage protest
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Quaid-e-Awam and ZA Bhutto Agriculture University on Thursday protested in
favour of their demands. The protesters observed a pen-down strike which,
according to them, would continue till their demands were met. The protest was
led by Ghulam Nabi Ghanghro and Allah Wadhayo Sehto. The news
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