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HEC starts high speed internet access for varsities
Islamabad, May 26, 2008: The Higher Education Commission has initiated a project of
multi gigabit network titled "Pakistan Education and Research Network (PERN2)"
for the education and research community of the country.
This multi gigabit
network will replace the existing network of PERN which is primarily based on
legacy telecommunication system.
The PERN2 will interlink all public and
private sectors academic and research institutes of the country through metro
fiber ring using Multi Gigabit Metro Ethernet technology in the seven metro
cities of Pakistan.
These metro fiber rings will be interlinked through dark
optic fiber using DWDM technology. The universities and institutes under this
initiative will be provided one gigabit links connecting them to the core
network of multi gigabit capacity. PERN2 will provide students, faculty members
and researchers a fully integrated and dedicated IP/MPLS based communication
infrastructure to achieve true collaborative research, knowledge & resource
sharing and distance learning.
The advanced features will include, but will
not be limited to, Gigabit Networks, Adaptive Applications and Multicasting.
The PERN2 is also aimed to have connectivity to other research networks of
the world including APAN (Asia), Internet2 (USA), GEANT2 (Europe) etc. and
initiate collaborative research with the consortiums of NREN(s). The first phase
of the project was launched in December 2007 under which the universities and
institutes of Islamabad and Rawalpindi are being provided dark optic fiber for
the deployment of Metro Ethernet network.
The task of laying dark optic
fiber to these universities and institutes has been almost completed and
recently Higher Education Commission has successfully conducted test sessions of
video conferencing using these laid optic fibers over gigabit capacity.
Metro Ethernet network of Islamabad/ Rawalpindi should be fully operational by
the end of this year.
The second phase of the project has been launched as
well which will provide Multi Gigabit Metro Ethernet networks in the remaining
six metro cities namely Karachi, Hyderabad, Quetta, Multan, Lahore and Peshawar.
This Multi Gigabit Education and Research Network of Pakistan named as PERN2
should be fully operational by April 2009. App
"It seems to be good to provide multi-gegabit network connection in above mentioned cities but Faisalabad is also 3rd Mega city of pakistan and lot of students are hare, waiting for such good thing, why not this fecility is being provided in faisalabad. "
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QAU Area Study Centre faculty being denied promotion
Islamabad: The lecturers and professors of the Area Study Centre
for Africa and South America, Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU), are being denied
promotion and M.phil allowance announced by the former prime minister Shaukat
Aziz about a year ago.
Official sources confided on
Saturday that the ongoing tug of war between few faculty members and director of
the centre, Rukhsana Qambar, was responsible for this situation.
sources said that in March 14 meeting this year, the Board of Governors (BOG)
had asked the director of the centre to promote the faculty members and give
them the allowance within 15 days, but she was yet to implement the orders. The
BOG has viewed the delay in implementation of orders "as unjustified" when all
other institutions have implemented them in letter and spirit.
sources said that about Rs3.5 million funds had lapsed in the fiscal year
2006-2007 but the faculty was yet to benefit from the orders. The centre does
research to support the foreign ministry in framing the foreign policy on Africa
and South America.
The sources said that the centre had hired a Canadian
woman against a salary of over Rs40,000 to teach English language to the
officials working in scale four and below despite the fact that it was not
necessary for the low-grade officials to be fluent in English. The sources said
that due to denial of promotion and allowance, the faculty members were not
taking interest in work.
When contacted QAU Vice Chancellor
and BOG Chairman M Qasim Jan, he admitted delay in implementation of the
government orders and said that in a recent meeting the board had directed the
centre's director to promote the faculty and release the research allowance. He
said a notification would soon be issued in this regard. Daily Times
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149 schools in Rawalpindi running without principals
Rawalpindi: The problem of delay in the appointment of headmasters on permanent
basis and filling of vacant posts of teachers in the schools of District
Rawalpindi is still not resolved.
According to sources, nearly 149
schools in the district are running without permanent headmasters and
headmistresses for the last six years, which is badly affecting the education
system of these schools.
It is noted that the acting heads of these
schools do not have authorities and cannot solve the problems, which is making
the situation worse.
Sources said that overall, there are 3,000 vacancies
of teachers lying vacant in 2,200 schools of the district and the teachers
appointed in far-flung areas of the district have been transferred to Rawalpindi
Public and social circles have expressed their concern over the
situation and demanded the authorities concerned to take notice of the situation
and solve their problems.
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Private schools out of residential areas by 2010
Islamabad: Director Services Capital Development Authority (CDA) Sarmad
Sindhu has said that private educational institutions in the capital would be
moved from the residential areas till 2010.
The CDA Director Services, in
a statement, said the presence of private educational institutions in
residential areas is an old problem and CDA sometime ago had decided to allot
plots to only those private institutions, which are providing quality education.
He informed that under that policy, plots outside the residential areas
have been allocated to several educational institutions and three years have
been given to them to shift to the new location.
Sarmad Sindhu further
said that after the shifting of most of the private educational institutions
till 2010, the problem would be solved to some extent.
sources, there are overall 615 schools existing in the rural and urban areas of
the capital and the number is increasing, as only five per cent parents admit
their children in private institutions. The News
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