Delay in Punjab university MA musicology results
Delay in PU MA musicology results annoys students
Lahore, Nov 2: The delay on part of the Punjab University in announcing results
of first ever batch of two-year MA Musicology programme, started in 2006, has
put students in limbo.
It has been irking the students who blame the
university administration for delaying the start of their professional career.
Late in 2008, the PU Musicology Department had announced the results
according to which only two students had passed the exams while result of other
eight students was to be announced later.
"It's now almost a year that
the later-on result is yet to be announced," said a student while seeking
anonymity. He said the delay had been causing anxiety among the students as they
had lost a whole year while waiting for the results.
"This is certainly
delaying the start of our professional careers," said another angry student.
"What rocket science is involved in declaring results of only eight students,"
he questioned dejectedly. He said the ëcold warí among the department teachers
had badly affected the students. It is pertinent to mention that earlier this
year, a probe into the administrative affairs of the Musicology department
ordered by PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran had revealed gross
mismanagement, besides thoroughly politicised environment.
The VC had
ordered the probe after some students of the department cried foul at the
results of first-ever batch of the department in which only two students were
declared successful. The students, in an email to the VC, had alleged
mismanagement in the department.
A PU official, while seeking anonymity,
said the controversy over the conduct of exams and later calculation of
semester-wise CGPA had delayed the results, adding that it was expected that the
results would be announced soon. He said the system of examination at the
department seemed to be quite mysterious as no proper record was available in
true ëofficialí spirit like attempted papers of students, etc. He said: "The
mess has almost been cleared and it is expected that no such problem will take
place in future." When contacted, PU Controller of Examinations Zahid Karim said
the department had recently sent details of results for official announcement,
however, owing to some confusion over roll numbers of the students, it was sent
He said the Examination Department would soon announce the results
after receiving the relevant record.
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Terrorism badly affected academic activities
Lahore: The present wave of terrorism has badly affected academic activities as educational
institutions had to be closed down across the country for almost a
Though most of the educational institutions, especially public
sector schools, colleges and universities have now reopened but a thin
attendance has been reported on a daily basis. There are private institutions
which are still closed while a number of elite private schools are also busy in
preparing online teaching and learning modules according to which students would
be able to continue their studies while staying at home.
different views over the present situation, especially seen in loss of precious
time of the students. There are people who argue that educational institutions
must not be closed any longer since the closure is not only affecting academic
lives of innocent students but also proving to be a kind of submission before
the evil designs of terrorists.
However, there are people who say that
the government should announce closure of schools for a couple of weeks more
till the time the situation normalises and sufficient security arrangements are
ensured both by educational institutions and the government. In order to support
their argument, they suggest that the time loss can be accommodated by deferring
winter holidays this year.
"There is no harm if educational institutions
donít observe winter vacations this year," remarked a concerned citizen.
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CPSP offered certification in 60 disciplines
Lahore: The College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan, (CPSP) is the
second largest body in the world offering postgraduate certification in nearly
60 disciplines of medicine, said Prof Dr Khalid Masood Gondal, Regional
He was speaking at a conference arranged by Shaukat
Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) while
delivering a CME lecture on "Innovation in Postgraduate Medical Education in
Pakistan and the Role of CPSP" at the hospital.
According to a press
release here on Sunday, Dr Khalid Masood said that the CPSP had so far awarded
postgraduate qualification to over 17,000 specialists and super-specialists in
the country while currently there were around 11,000 postgraduate trainees
enrolled/registered with the college. He said two international centres were
operational in the Saudi Arabia and Nepal and there were almost 130 institutions
accredited with the college within the country and nearly 30 abroad.
said the college was putting special emphasis on evaluation and training of the
supervisors as well, making concrete efforts to organise workshops and spread
the concept of the CME (Continuing Medical Education).
queries in the question-answer session, Dr Khalid assured the trainees and
supervisors that dissertation approval system had been modified which would lead
to timely feedback and approval of research proposals. He said the college would
charge a one time fee only for a proposal from a trainee and he would not have
to pay repeatedly like in the past.
The participants also apprised him
of the exam contents which contained questions out of the pertinent field and
sometimes even the examiners were not of the same specialty. He
commended the efforts and contributions of SKMCH&RC towards training of
postgraduate students in the field of medicine.
Speaking on the
occasion, chairperson of the Medical Education Committee, SKMCH&RC, Dr Ahsan
Azhar said that the CME activities were scheduled at the institution on a weekly
basis. He said the hospital had recently received full accreditation from the
American Academy of Continuing Medical Education (AACME) as a provider for the
CME for physicians and allied health professionals. The news
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Disabled student shown the door
Bahawalpur: A disabled girl of class-VII claims she has been expelled by
the school administration for "considering her a liability".
seventh-class student at the government elementary school of Shahdara Basti,
said she had found the staff's attitude derogatory. She said: "I use wheel-chair
for which the security men have to open the main gate which they consider a
burden. It is for this particular reason the administration has shown me the
door."Her father Ghulam Hussain, an employee of the Islamia University
Bahawalpur, said he was disheartened to learn about the school administration's
move and see her daughter under stress due to maltreatment by staff members.
As her principal was not available, a teacher denied
having expelled Fauzia. She said no school-leaving certificate had been issued
EDO (Education) Saleem Khan said he would inquire into the
matter and get the girl re-admitted to the school if she had been expelled. -
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