Peshawar University 4-year degree programme
UoP starts new programme without proper homework
Peshawar, Sep 08: Following in the footsteps of the newly established
universities in the province, the University of Peshawar too has
abruptly started 4-year degree programme without having any prior
homework for it.
charge of the programme, Mohammad Islam, who is also the director
admissions of the university, displayed rudeness and did not respond to
the queries from this correspondent, when contacted for his comments.
said he was fasting and it was not the right time to call him. When
requested for answering only two queries, the official switched his
There is a general impression in the university
that the programme has been started in extreme haste. No infrastructure
has been constructed, no teachers appointed, said Dr Arbab Khan Afridi,
president of Peshawar University Teachers Association.
4-year degree programme has been a demand of the Higher Education
Commission for the last several years, but the successive
administrations were reluctant to implement it for lack of
infrastructure and other facilities, he said.
Now that the newly
established universities like Islamia College University, Abdul Wali
Khan University Mardan and others have started the programme, the UoP
also started the programme only to keep pace with them, he said.
academician said it was quiet easy for a new institution to start any
programme it wants, "But at an established institution like the UoP,
proper arrangements were required before starting a new programme."
senior professor of the university on condition of anonymity said it
was too naive for the largest and oldest public sector university of
the province to come under pressure to start such a mega project
He said the university had decided to start
the programme all of a sudden in 23 disciplines. It is, however, not
clear where these students would be given lectures, as the class rooms
in the university are already short for the existing students, he said.
professor said that around 1500 more students would be enrolled in the
university under the new programme, but where they would be
accommodated as majority of the students were still without hostel
facility. It has already been a matter of concern for the university as
well as parents that the students particularly female and those hailing
from far flung areas leave their studies incomplete due to lack of
The seven male and four female hostels in the
university do not have the capacity at all to accommodate more than
5000 students already enrolled in the university.
It is good to
have new programme started in the university to produce students of
international standard. But proper preparation should be made for the
purpose, said another senior faculty member of the university.
said that the incumbent administration was making decisions without
obtaining approval from the statutory bodies concerned - syndicate,
senate, academic council - and these could not be justified anyway. He
referred to the merger of different departments into six institutions,
saying the new experiment made by the university would soon be
A lecturer of the university was of the opinion
that the university had already been running morning and evening
programmes at master's level. No extra teachers have been hired for the
programme rather the teachers after their morning classes were assigned
to teach the students in the evening, he said.
"I wonder who
would teach the undergraduate students, as the existing staff is
already overburdened," he remarked. Test for the four-year degree
programme was held the other day. Some 6,000 applicants appeared in the
test for which around 1500 would be given admission. The news
"PLZ TELL ME ABOUT HEC TEST RESULT WHICH WAS HELD ON AUGUST 23 2009 ."
City, Country: pesh PAK
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Students protest for closure of UoB, other institutions
Quetta: Students Advisory Council held a demonstration to protest
closure of University of Balochistan and other educational institutions
Participants carried banners and placards inscribed with slogans of
their demand. Speaking on the occasion, Kabir Afghan and Zakir Hussain
Hazara said that due to unjustified closure of University and other
institutions students were suffering badly. They said academic year of
educational institutions in other provinces is of 10 months while in
Balochistan is of 9 months. But University and several other
institutions were closed for several months.
In cold areas of the province instead of 10-day summer vacations, all
the educational institutions were kept closed for one month, which
badly affected teaching process. They said University was closed for
one month but now vacations have been increased for another month and
BA/ B Sc, MA/ M Sc examinations were also being delayed. Due to this
new admissions and academic year would start with delay.
They demanded that University of Balochistan should be opened
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UoB, Inter News Network sign MoU
Quetta: University of Balochistan and Inter News Network
signed a Memorandum of Understanding here Monday. Vice Chancellor UoB
Dr Masoom Yasinzai signed for University while Aurangzeb Khan Manager
Media Development signed on behalf of his organization.
Promotion of education, training, providing technical training to
student s of Media and Journalism and Gender Studies would be provided
professional training, establishment of FM radio station, preparation
of programmes about women rights, lectures, journalist marketing
course were included in the agreement.
Vice Chancellor said that under this agreement students would get
facility of radio station, studio at Media and Journalism Department
where they would hold educational, research, experimental and training
programmes. Other departments of the University would also benefit
form this. F.P report
"Pakistan government need to talk to the real Baloch stakeholders and come up with a formula which can satisfy the just demands of the Baloch people. "
City, Country: newark, PAK
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'Govt plans to establish six cadet colleges in FATA'
Peshawar: The government plans to establish six cadet colleges in FATA,
NWFP Governor Owais Ahmed Ghani said on Monday. The governor said this
after US Deputy Secretary of State for Resources and Management Jacob J
Lew met with him and discussed the progress being made in the
rehabilitation of the internally displaced people (IDPs) of Malakand
and FATA. Lew, accompanied by an eight-member delegation, also
exchanged views on the prevailing law and order situation in the
region.The delegation inquired about ongoing measures for
rehabilitating the IDPs as well as ensuring sustainable economic
development in the area. Daily times
"Government first look into the reopening and creating secure environment atleast in Razmak valley of North Waziristan, where the only cadet college of whole FATA is closed due to militancy and military operations. How long and how much Pashtuns will be used as war fuel in Afghanistan?Do not we have the right to education and peaceful lives. Government in sixty years had extracted shit out of Afghanistan for the last 62 years for Pashtuns and maximum for punjabis."
Name: Zaheer Abbas
City, Country: Islamabad, Pakistan
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