UoE, LCWU VCs | GCU convocation
UoE, LCWU working without VCs
Lahore, Nov 23: Two public varsities of the provincial metropolis, the
University of Education and Lahore College for Women University, have
been functioning without vice-chancellors (VCs) since the expiry of
their tenure on November 20.
Usually a notification is issued before
the expiry of tenure of a vice chancellor regarding continual of his
service till further orders or someone else is given an additional
charge to look after official duties. However, owing to the sheer
negligence on part of officials of the Higher Education Department
Punjab, both the universities had no top official to look after their
It is learnt that both the VCs, Prof Dr Munawar S Mirza and
Prof Dr Bushra Mateen, did not come to their universities on Monday.
We could not reach UoE Vice-Chancellor Munawar S Mirza.
Dr Bushra Mateen of Lahore College for Women University said that she did not go to the university on Monday as she could neither
sign any document nor meet students and their parents regarding any
An official said the department was waiting for a summary
already moved to the chief minister, adding that notification regarding
stopgap arrangement would be issued after the department would get the
summary back. To a question, he said it was likely that both the posts
would be advertised, adding that there was likelihood that the former
vice chancellors would be allowed to work till appointment of the
regular incumbents. No notification was issued till filing of this
report. The news
"Highly regretable to hear such a sad news that universities are functioning without VCs. The renewal process of existing VC or hiring new VC should have been started few months before the expiry date. Incompetent professionals from higher education department should definitely be blamed. Certainly, we cannot rule out typical but hidden political manouvering behind this game. Regretable to say that education department is the last department of the country which is standing on the brink of catastrophy."
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GCU convocation on Dec 3
Lahore: The ninth convocation of the Government College University
Lahore (GCU) is going to be held on Friday December 3, 2010 at the
university's Bokhari Auditorium. The full-dress for the convocation will
be held on Thursday, December 02.
The history of the prize
distribution ceremonies of the educational institution goes back to the
eighteenth century. However, the first formal convocation of the
Government College Lahore was held in April 1909. The then
Lieutenant-Governor of Punjab Sir Louis Dane was the chief guest on this
The educational institution's first convocation as the
university was held in 2002. Talking about the arrangements of the 9th
convocation of the university, GCU Controller Examinations A S Bokhari
GCU Controller Examinations Ashraf Shabbir Bokhari said that all
arrangements have been completed. About 900 students from graduation to
PhD would receive degrees, academic medals and Rolls of Honour this year
at the convocation.
He said that the full-dress rehearsal for
the convocation would be held on Dec 02 and the students have been
informed in this regard. He said that position-holders, postgraduate
students and medal-holders would be given degrees on December 03.
However, the remaining degrees and rolls of hour would be conferred on
students at a Prize Distribution Ceremony on December 04, 2009 at
Bokhari Auditorium. The nation
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Teachers, students 'manhandle' headmaster
Lahore: The Govt Muslim Model High School for Boys plunged into
lawlessness on Monday when some schoolteachers, with the help of
students, ransacked the office of its headmaster and allegedly
It is learnt that the teachers were angry as their
services were placed at the disposal of the EDO Education by the
headmaster before Eid holidays over allegations of being involved in
shirking official duties, interfering in administrative affairs and
On Monday, the teachers demanded their restoration
but the headmaster denied which led to the situation to get worse. The
protesting students also demanded immediate restoration of their
The high-ups of the Education Department reached the spot
as soon as they heard about the incident and ordered initiation of
enquiry against the teachers, Asghar Ali SST, Mushtaq Ahmed EST, Naeem
Ahmed Yasin EST and Amir Nadeem EST under the Punjab Employees
Efficiency, Discipline and Accountability (PEEDA) Act, 2006.
EDO Education Dr Muhammad Arshad said the enquiry had been
launched under the PEEDA Act, 2006 as the teachers were accused of
manhandling the headmaster and even dragging him out of his office.
teachers told the reporters that they were being victimised as they had
complained to the department about the inefficiency of the headmaster.
They claimed the school had 1,500 students in the past, however, owing
to inefficiency of the present head, the total strength of students had
fallen to 900.
The headmaster, Javed Iqbal, told the media that the
accused teachers were surrendered for being involved in interfering in
administrative affairs. The news
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