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PPSC merit criteria for posting
Lahore, May 19: A spokesman of Higher Education Department has said
that Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) selectees for the post of Lecturers
(BS-17) on contract basis are continuously contacting Higher Education
Authorities for placement rather than explaining individually. The department
has formulated a policy that on reporting to the department, successful PPSC
selectees (Lecturers) will be provided a list of vacancies required to be filled
in and asked to indicate their preference in order of priority.
determined by PPSC along with their order of preference will be sole criterion
in deciding their first place of posting and this will apply to all contract
selectees such as lecturers, Assistant professors, associate professors and
professors. The spokesman further stated that successful candidates are advised
not to exert political pressure or to continuously visit this office as their
posting would be done solely on the aforementioned criteria.
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Technical Board's exams from May 27
Lahore: The examination of diploma of associate Engineer /
Diploma dress making and dress designing 1st annual 2009 schedule to commence
from 27th May under the Punjab Board of Technical Education Lahore. About, 274
centers have been established in all over the Punjab including Azad Kashmir and
Islamabad, for the said Examination. Around 1,27,843 candidates will appear for
these exams, while every applicant has been issued a Roll number and date sheet,
Chairman Board " Professor Muhammad Tariq Malik has strictly instructed the
Examination staff for the transparent Examination.
All the Manager forum TEVTA
were issued a letter in which they were instructed to monitor the Examination
Centers in their districts respectively. Mobile inspectors has also been
appointed to monitor the Examination. For further information please visit PBTE
web sitewww.Pbte.edu.pk. F.P report
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Punjab University announced EMBA results
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) has announced the results of examinations of Executive Master of
Business Administration (EMBA), Banking and Finance, Evening (Semester System),
Session 2006-2008 and Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA),
Insurance and Risk Management, Semester System (Evening), Session 2006-2008. The News
PU VC inaugurates lecture series
Lahore: Punjab University Pakistan Study Centre (PSC) in
collaboration with Department of History organized a special lecture on "The
Creation of Pakistan: Role of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah". Vice-Chancellor
Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran inaugurated the series of special lectures. Prof Dr David
Gilmartin, a well recognized historian and eminent scholar of international
repute, from North Carolina State University, was the keynote speaker.
address, Prof Gilmartin emphasized that Jinnah's leadership was tremendously
important in the creation of Pakistan and has been much analyzed and debated by
South Asian scholars. However, he focused on the controversy generated by Ayesha
Jalal's seminal work, The Sole Spokesman, where many believed that Prof. Jalal
put forward the thesis that Jinnah at the very last looked for a United India
and proposed Pakistan only as a bargaining counter. Prof. Gilmartin believed
that it was a misreading of Jalal's book. According to him, the book raised the
main issue of the divisions amongst the Muslims of India which structured the
whole dynamics of the Muslim League politics.
He contended that Pakistan might
not have been necessary if Muslims showed a united front. Because of the
disunity amongst the Muslims, Muhammad Ali Jinnah had to present Pakistan demand
as a unifying symbol. This symbolism of Muslim unity according to the speaker
was achieved through emphasizing on the morality of Islam by transcending the
selfish interests of biradary, caste or locality. In this way in the elections
of 1945-46 the higher moral ideals were put forward by the Muslim League
leadership to win the battle for Pakistan. Pakistan Study Centre (PSC) Director
Prof Dr Massarrat Abidalso spoke on the occasion and said that Jinnah was
upright and straight forward politician, he hated hypocrisy.
He was known for
his qualities such as incorruptibility, unpurchasbility, deep commitment; he was
a leader with great vision, a great strategist, a negotiator of the highest
order, a statesman of durability and a leader with charisma. Students took keen
interest in the question-answer session held at the end of the seminar. The
session ended with a note of thanks by the Director. The second lecture of the
series will be delivered by Prof. Robert Nichols from Richard Stockton College,
New Jersey on Pushtun Migration at 11:30 A.M. at Pakistan Study Centre. F.P report
Lahore: The Punjab University
Oriental College's Department of Urdu will organize "All Pakistan
Mehfil-e-Mushaira" in the lawn of the college at Allama Iqbal (Old) Campus at
8:00pm on Wednesday (tomorrow).
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Lahore: The news of ban on jeans in KC, duly followed by GCU is very amusing. Is this
sufficient to bring some sanity and sanctity in the female dress? I am sure the
policymakers do notice what is happening to the dress sense of our fair folk?
The shirts have shrunk too far up with side slits widening just too far. They
look deplorable. The aesthetic sense of our girls is being lamented all over.
-Amjad H. Mirrza, via e-mail (The Nation)
GCU relief campaign for IDPs
Lahore: The Welfare Society of Government College University on Monday launched a relief
campaign for internally displaced persons on the instructions of Vice-Chancellor
Khalid Aftab. According to a press release, two relief camps have been set up by
the Welfare Society for the collection of goods and funds. Pamphlets would also
be circulated in the campus during the campaign and plans for daily celebrity
visits have been made in order to encourage the volunteers working at the relief
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Education consultancy business regulation needed: expert
Lahore: Educaiton consultant Syed Abidi has called for the introduction of
legislation to govern education consultancy business, saying consultants are
fleecing students in the absence of any regulatory body.
In an exclusive
interview, Syed Abidi, the chief executive of the Falcon Education
and Consultancy Services (Pvt) Ltd, said the mushroom growth of education
consultants and their unregulated working had become a matter of great concern.
He said consultants charged high processing fees and sent students to countries
not known for their education standard. "This is sheer loss of foreign exchange
and people's hard-earned money."
He said some education consultants were
also involved in human trafficking. Small 'bucket-shops' were sending students
for higher education to countries with no history in the field of education,
especially higher education. "Such consultants are helping people who just want
to go abroad," he said.
He said the education consultancy business was
regulated in many countries. He said in the UAE, no education consultant could
even think of operating without obtaining an NOC from the Ministry of Higher
Education. Consultants could not even place advertisements in newspapers without
being registered with the authority concerned.
"Everybody, even those
running schools or hospitals, are now in consultancy business," he said. "As
consultants, we all have a responsibility not to spoil the future of students
just to earn money," he said.
He said consultancy business provided
career counselling to students and not just information. "A consultant should be
able to guide students in what courses to select and what university to select,"
He said people who required consultancy services were those
working on tight schedules and had no time to get information and process their
cases individually. People who were from small towns and did not have access to
internet also needed consultancy services, he said.
Talking about the
Association of Professional Education Consultants of Pakistan (APECOP), he said
the group will work to set up a forum of good, qualified and recognised
education consultants. The association would be launched shortly, he said.
APECOP members would follow a strict code of ethics, charge nominal fees and
they would be checked by the association, he said adding only consultants
fulfilling certain criteria would gain membership to the association.
said at present there was neither a law nor a mechanism through which
consultants could obtain licences from the government to start education
consultancy business. Those in consultancy business were working without
registration, he said. The government should clamp down on irresponsible
education consultants, he said adding it should realise the gravity of the
situation and introduce a law. "Every single education consultant operating in
the market should have a license or an NOC from the government," he
He suggested that license/NOC should be issued on the basis of
credibility and qualification of a person who wanted to become an education
consultant. The staff should be educated and trained while a company should have
written agreements/contracts with foreign universities, he said.
fake colleges and universities in the UK, he said the UK Boarder Agency (UKBA)
had done a remarkable job by removing hundreds of educational institutions from
its approved register.
He also talked about the recently-introduced Point
Based System (PBS) TIER-4, saying it was transparent and helped genuine
students. He said media and society should be vigilant so that no on fleeces
innocent students and parents' hard-earned money is not wasted. He said the
Ministry of Education, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the Federal
Investigation Agency (FIA) should jointly frame rules and propose a law to
regulate the working of education consultants.
About the impact of recent
arrests of Pakistani students in UK, he said: "We are all upset on the arrest of
11 Pakistani students especially in the absence of proof of their being involved
in any terrorist activity".
He said more than 9,000 students go to the
UK every year and if the UK government resolved this issue and provided justice
to Pakistani students then the UK will certainly attract more students. "Many
parents have reservations (about sending their children to UK)," he said. "I
hope that both the governments will work together so that these students get
justice and are allowed to complete their studies," he said. The News
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KEMUs graduates to get house job in Mayo Hospital
Lahore: Secretary Health Punjab, Anwaar Ahmad Khan has said
that as per policy, the Graduates of King Edward Medical University (KEMU) would
be preferred for house job in Mayo Hospital. He was talking to a delegation of
doctors in open kutchehry in Civil Secretariat, today.
The delegations apprised
the Secretary Health Punjab of their problems. Anwaar Ahmad Khan observed that
such doctors who did their MBBS from KEMU last year but due to some reasons they
did not have house job, would be accommodated. Secretary Health gave necessary
instructions to the Special Secretary Health Jawad Rafiq in this regard. In open
kutchehry the officials of Health Department appeared for solving their
problems. Anwaar Ahmad Khan issued written orders on the applications and in
some cases he passed necessary instructions on telephone. F.P report
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