NWFP universities reopening with strict security measures
NWFP universities reopened, VCs to take strict security measures
Peshawar, Oct 28: A meeting of the vice-chancellors of all the universities on the
University Campus, Peshawar, Tuesday decided to take strict security measures
for the protection of students as the institutions are being reopened today
Chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, University of Peshawar, Prof
Dr Azmat Hayat Khan, the meeting was attended by University of Engineering and
Technology (UET) VC Imtiaz Gillani, VC Islamia College University Ajmal Khan, VC
Khyber Medical University Dr Hafeezullah and Agriculture University VC Said Khan
Kalil attended the meeting.
The heads of all the universities
unanimously decided to close down all the lateral entry points right from Dhobi
Ghat Gate to Arbab Gate, Lalazar Gate and Professors Colony to avert outsiders'
entry into the campus.
The meeting also decided to allow entry to
students of the campus after proper identification and students are required to
keep their identity cards with them and ideally badge them on their chest to
avoid any inconvenience. They said that the same must also be applied on faculty
and employees with different colours badges immediately for their
identification. It was also decided not to permit any vehicle without campus
entrance sticker and advised the students not to come in their personnel cars or
For this purpose the existing special intra campus shuttle
service would be made more efficient so the students should have no
inconvenience in time management for their classes and reaching on
There was a unanimity in closing all the intra-campus markets by
10:00pm in the night and allow students to enter their hostel after 09:00pm
after proper verification and taking their entry on a register in order to keep
their record. Special walk through gates and metal detector would be provided to
all the securities guards so as to make their job easier.
cemented barricades would be erected at the entrance to the campus and
respective departments and the gates would be closed by seven pm in the night
apart from the main gate near PCSIR laboratory. The news
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Terror threatening students' precious future
Peshawar: Parents worry about the future of their children
as schools have been closed since October 19. As per the announcement of the
NWFP government, all the schools of the province were closed due to the security
threats but closure of educational institution put the future of students' in
the dark. According to a survey conducted by "The Frontier Post" when the
government announced the closure of the schools many schools were in the second
term examinations mostly private schools but the examinations were postponed as
the schools were closed.
The worried parents daily seek inquiry from the
school's offices about the reopening of the schools but schools administrations
were following the government instructions and failed to satisfy them. On the
other hand, it is also feared about the completion of course to students because
all the schools into three portions divided the course. The first quarter was
not completed due to Swat operation and as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
were settled down in school building of the province and all the schools were
closed in this regard.
So, the teachers even did not give homework to the
students and the students observed all the three and half month holidays without
any homework. It merits mentioning here that the government school's teachers
also enjoyed these holidays as no one asked them about their duties and they
received all the incentives and salary from the government every month on time.
It is pity to say that though the teachers enjoyed the vacations but the
students lost their precious time.
Mostly the government schools students were
from the lower middle and poor segment of the society so they cannot bear the
expenses of tuitions to cope with the educational loss. When asked by one of the
government school's teacher about the students' future during vacations, he told
that this is not their problem they are enjoying holidays and the government
should consider in this regard. On the other hand, the owners of private schools
and principals are worried because they always busy in competition and they
knows that closure of schools would badly affect the student's results.
this scribe made contact with one of the private school principal in Hayatabad
area of the City and asked him about the school closure, he told that they are
also not happy with the situation because it destroys schools results and they
cannot afford such forcibly vacation. He further said that they pay to their
staff even in vacations but as schools were closed so their fee collection
process stopped and they cannot pay salaries to their staff.
The father of
Faizan, who is studying in class 6th informed "The Frontier Post" has termed the
'war against terrorism' is a mere drama and alleged that rulers were dancing to
the US tune for their interest and killing innocent countrymen. "We are worried
about our childrens future as no one is ready to accept responsibility of future
generation's loss", said one mother of students. One of the private school
administrator said that they want to re-open school but they were not allowed
and who would be responsible if any untoward incident took place with students.
He said they couldn't take any risk at student's life. "But the question is that
who is responsible of the future of the students", he added.
A private lady
schoolteacher Miss Nuzhat along with her other colleagues asked the delaying in
final examination. She further told "The Frontier Post" that it is very
difficult for them to complete the courses according to syllabus because in the
2008-09 session most of the time schools were remained closed in wake of the
terrorism and other reasons. So, they demand to delay the annual examination for
the betterment of the students.
One of the teacher of government school informed
this scribe that God knows better our country's future because not even students
were disturbed but government departments and business were also destroyed due
to the negligence of our rulers. He alleged that all the leaders of our country
have their own vested agenda and they are least bothered to the masses. In fact
this entire situation is totally against the future of our young generation and
destruction of our educational institutions. However, we pray from God for the
improvement such situation as only God can take them out of this situation. -Ikram Ullah Khalil (F.P Report)
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Call to announce PSM exam results
Peshawar : Professional Management Services (PSM) passed candidates on
Tuesday demanded of Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court, President of Pakistan,
NWFP Chief Minister to order the authorities concerned to announce the results
and save the future of the candidates. The candidates of Professional Management
Services staged a protest rally in front of Peshawar Press Club demanding the
results to be announced.
The protesting candidates were carrying banners and
placards inscribed with slogans in favour of their demands. The protesters were
also chanting full-throated slogans demanding immediate announcement of the
successful candidates' results and place them in their concerned departments.
Speaking on the occasion, different speakers said 4138 candidates had taken the
examination under the supervision of Professional Management Services in
December, 2008, weheras on 21 October, 2009, 179 candidates had been orally
announced as successful candidates, but the results of the successful candidates
yet to be announced officially.
They said that on the same posts, some officials
got stay-order of the court, which delay the announcement of the results. They
went on to say that some elements were creating hurdles in the announcement of
the results, adding that due to the delay in the announcement, the successful
candidates were being mentally tortured and also their future was being
destroyed. Professional Management Services passed candidates reiterated and
demanded of Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court, President of Pakistan Asif Ali
Zardari and NWFP Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti to order the authorities
concerned to announce the results and safe the future of the candidates. PPI
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TEVTA approved 2 women institutes
Khushab: Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) has
approved two new vocational eduction institutions for women at district
headquarter Jauharabad. According to TEVTA sources here on Tuesday, the new
institutions--Government Polytechnic Institution for Women and Government
Commerce College for women would be established at district headquarter to
facilitate the people of this remote district of the province.
TEVTA Muhammad Akram Tarar has also requested the district government to provide
required 37 Kanals and 35 kanals land respectively so the construction of the
building can be started. According to health department sources, Punjab
government has released funds worth Rs 10.4 million for repairing the building
of nursing school Jauharabad and the construction of Gynae ward and labour rooms
in DHQ hospital Jauharabd and at THQ hospitals--Noor Pur Thal, Nowshera and
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