PMDC entrance test policy for medical colleges
PMDC entrance test policy challenged
Lahore, Oct 21: The medical entrance test policy of Pakistan Medical and Dental
Council (PMDC) has been challenged in the Lahore High Court (LHC)
terming the same against fundamental rights of the students seeking
admission in MBBS.
Afzal Butt, father of a FSC student, moved the
petition through advocate Muha-mmad Azhar Siddique against the policy
for entrance test to medical colleges issued in May 2003 by PMDC under
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council Ordinance 1962 to regulate admission
process in the medical colleges.
He said his daughter Humera Arshad
Butt secured 1000 marks in FSc examination and despite that she was not
given admission in the MBBS only due to loopholes dotted in the policy
for entrance tests for medical colleges. The nation
"if his daughter z dat much capable dat she can take 1000 marks in fsc then wht happened to her in entry test.i will prefer 100% entrytest weightage"
"knowledge is gain.its very important 4 evry body.so dnt leave it.comon pakistan"
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Rally against BoGs in colleges
Lahore: The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of teachers and
students on Wednesday staged a protest rally against the constitution of
boards of governors in 26 colleges and staged a sit-in in front of the
Punjab Assembly for almost six hours.
Various teachers and students organisations' representatives also joined hands with the JAC and participated in the rally.
During the protesters, commuters faced problems as traffic blockade on The Mall also choked traffic on adjacent roads.
The rally participants led by JAC Chairman Dr Zahid Ahmad Sheikh, Syed
Tanvir Ahmad Shah, Hafiz Abdul Nasir, Qaiser Sharif and Zahida Niazi
chanted slogans against BoGs, increase in fees, launching of four-year
BS (Honours) programme without homework and teachers transfers as
The JAC leaders said the committee would
organise a Road Caravan across the province and observe complete
academic boycott on Tuesday and Wednesday. Dawn
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Int'l education conference starts at PU
Lahore: A three-day international conference on "Education in
Pakistan: issues, challenges and reforms" will open at the Punjab
University New Campus on Thursday (today).
vice-chancellor Prof Dr Jamil Anwar Chaudhry will preside over the
inaugural session, while Punjab Education Minister Mujtaba Shujaur
Rehman will be the chief guest at the concluding session of the
conference on Oct 23.
Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr
Mujahid Kamran, Beaconhouse National University VC Sirtaj Aziz,
Pre-STEP Pakistan Chief Dr Mahmoodul Hasan Butt and UMT Rector Dr Hasan
Murad will be keynote speakers.
Mujeebur Rehman Shami, Dr
Muhammad Memon from AKU-IED Karachi, Dr Rasul Bux Rais from LUMS, Dr
Shahid Siddiqi from Lahore School of Economics, Arif Majeed from JEA
curriculum wing, Ministry of Education, Islamabad, and Dr Khalid Iqbal
will chair different sessions.
The PU Faculty of Education has
so far received about 140 abstracts from national and international
resource persons for the conference. After the blind peer review, 80
abstracts were accepted for oral and 10 for poster presentations.
About 80 resource persons are going to present their papers, and there
will be five poster presentations. Among these 80 persons, seven paper
presenters are from abroad while the rest of them belong to different
universities of Pakistan.
Overall 22 sessions are will be organised during a three-day conference on different themes. app
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