Punjab colleges poor performance in BA BSc exams
BA/BSc disasters: most principals deflect blame on teachers
Lahore, Sep 16: A vast majority of the principals of the colleges
identified as poor-performing institutions in the backdrop of BA/BSc
annual examinations for 2009, have blamed it on the shortage of
teaching staff and a lack of interest among faculty members and
Most of the poor performers have flunked English –
either because of their lack of exposure to language learning or
inability and limited resources of their teachers to impart knowledge
of the subject.
The Punjab Higher Education Department had
identified 26 colleges that showed less than 10 per cent results in the
Punjab University's BA/BSc annual examinations for 2009, declared on
July 15. Fourteen of these colleges had shown zero per cent results.
The higher education department had issued show-cause notices to the
principals of these colleges to explain away their positions. Almost 70
per cent of them (17 colleges) have stated that the required number of
teachers is not available in colleges "for which the higher education
department is responsible."
The Government College Bochal
Khan, Chakwal showed zero per cent results. Its principal Muhammad Ijaz
Janjua said teachers were not available for mathematics, statistics and
Rana Zulfiqar Ali Khan, the principal of the
Government College, Bhaipheru (zero per cent results) said most
students failed in English. He said the college was without English
teacher because the lecturer posted had been absent from duty since Aug
The principal of the Government Taleemul Islam
College, Chenabnagar, Chiniot (7.69 per cent results) said only two
teachers were available for English.
Principal Ziaul Hassan
of the Government Farid Bakhsh Ghausia Degree Science College,
Faridabad, T.T. Singh (8.57 per cent) said the students' intake level
was low and there was a shortage of staff in the subject of English.
Principal Amra Cheema of the Government College for Women, Satellite
Town, Gujranwala (zero per cent) said three students out of five failed
in statistics, for which lecturer was not available.
Government College Chak No 170/JB, Jhang also showed zero per cent
results and its principal Nasir Ahmad Khan said the students failed in
English because of "non-serious attitude of the English teachers."
Principal Nusrat Masud of the Government College for Women, Dina,
Jhelum (zero per cent) said it was the first batch of BSc students and
only one English teacher was available for 500 students.
Government College, Kamoke showed five per cent results. Its principal
Salman Bashir Nagi said the posts of lecturer and assistant professor
in English had been vacant.
Another disaster was Government
P.S.T. College, Kamalia (zero per cent). Its principal Zaair Hussain
blamed it on a shortage of staff. He said only 19 teachers were
available against the 39 sanctioned posts.
Akhtar Siddiqui of the Government Degree College for Boys, Raiwind,
Lahore (BA four per cent and BSc zero per cent) said no lecturer was
available to teach English until October 2008. Similarly, he said,
there was no lecturer available for mathematics.
Government MAO College, Lahore also cut a sorry figure with 8.75 per
cent results. Explaining his position, its principal Prof Zafarul
Mohsin Pirzada said the faculty members at college were not taking
interest in their profession.
Al-Beruni Government College,
Pind Dadan Khan (7.69 per cent) has somewhat similar story, with its
principal Nuzhatur Rehman Ranjha passing the buck on the English
teacher for "not taking interest in teaching his students." He also
said no teacher was available in the subject of mathematics.
Muhammad Arif Tarar, the principal of the Government P.Y.S Degree
College, Phalia, Mandi Bahauddin (zero per cent) said only one English
teacher was available. "He doesn't take interest in his duty."
Principal Dr Sikandar Hayat of the Government College, Shakargarh (zero
per cent) said there was a shortage of science staff. He also said the
college received poor level of students at the intake level.
Government College, Sheikhupura, (zero per cent), principal Abdul Latif
Mughal said the English department did not take its duty seriously and
most of the students failed in the subject.
Jameel of the Government Allama Iqbal College for Women also blamed
9.52 per cent results on shortage of staff.
Most students of
the Government College, Samundri (five per cent) failed in chemistry.
"The chemistry teachers didn't take interest in classes," alleged
principal Dr Khalid Zafar Daoodi.Principal Abdul Qayyum of the
Government Degree College, Jaranwala said examinations were held one
month earlier resulting in poor performance (9.09 per cent) by the
Prof Muhammad Zahid Butt is the principal of the
Government Shalimar College, Baghbanpura and has been posted Gujranwala
board chairman. "The academic session was too short and results
achieved (eight per cent) were unexpected for him," he took the plea.
Muhammad Zafarullah Kaloon, the principal of the Government College,
Gojra (7.14 per cent) explained that since 41 candidates were absent
out of the 112 enrolled, the results should be read as 11.26 per cent.
The principals of the four colleges shifted the blame on the students
for showing carefree attitude. The only student who appeared from the
Government College of Science, Wahdat Road failed, making its principal
Qazi Ikram Bashir blaming him for "casual attitude and not attending
his classes". He said he sent the student's admission to the university
despite opposition by the teachers.
Principal Muhammad Anwar
Saeed of the Government Degree College, Pattoki (zero per cent) said
most students failed in chemistry. He said the students failed because
"they belong to the Factory Area and have low calibre."
Government Allama Iqbal College, Sialkot (zero per cent) principal
Sirajul Haq said the only student could not perform because of illness.
Government Jinnah Islamia College, Sialkot (zero per cent)
principal Imtiaz Khalid said most of the students failed in English
because they could not adjust with new teachers.
Interestingly, Government College Asghar Mall, Rawalpindi (zero per
cent) principal Prof Muhammad Aleemuddin and G.I.C Chiniot (8.33 per
cent) principal Zulfiqar Ali admitted their failure as heads of the
institutes.Considering these facts, said, Chief Minister
Shahbaz Sharif did not take action at the outset and instead
constituted another five-member inquiry committee to hold personal
hearings of all the principals and take action at the individual level
while considering the ground realities.
convened by Punjab Education Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman comprises
Additional Chief Secretary Javed Aslam, Secretary Services Sikandar
Sultan, Higher Education Secretary Ahad Khan Cheema and DPI (Colleges)
Punjab Abdul Razzaq Cheema. Dawn
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Punjab university declared MSc IT results
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) has declared the results of MSc Information
Technology (Spring 2006), Semester System Session 2006-2008 and MS
Biochemistry (2-Years Programme), Semester System, Session 2006-2008.
According to a press statement, detailed results are available at the
PU website www.pu.edu.pk. The news
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UHS project for bio-medical engineering institute
Lahore: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) and Technical Education and
Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) have agreed to collaborate in
developing a project for the establishment of a state-of-the-art
institute of bio-medical engineering in the province.
decided in a meeting between UHS vice-chancellor Prof. Malik H.
Mubbashar and TEVTA chairman Saeed Ahmad Alvi here at UHS on Tuesday.
UHS registrar Dr. Asad Zaheer and other officials were also present.
UHS vice chancellor said that biomedical engineering was one of the
most important emerging sciences in the world but the lack of
recognition and patronage from the government was hampering its
expected progress in Pakistan.
"We have established a department
of biomedical engineering at the university. The TEVTA should
collaborate with the UHS in developing workforce in neglected fields of
biomedical engineering, nursing and allied health sciences. With
qualified engineers present to employ modern equipment in hospitals,
the diagnosis will be easy for doctors. These engineers would maintain
the equipment in immaculate working condition. We will save foreign
exchange worth millions of dollars every year by making our own
equipment and saving on maintenance cost by using our own engineers",
Prof. Mubbashar maintained. He said that more than 950 government
hospitals were spread across Pakistan with operation theatres and
laboratories, but these hospitals did not have trained and qualified
biomedical engineers to take care of these facilities.
registrar Dr Asad Zaheer stated the current scenario in Punjab in
relation to biomedical engineering seemed apathetic as there was only
one biomedical engineer available as against the required number of 600
biomedical engineers in government hospitals of the province.
informed that total number of professional service delivery outlets in
Punjab was 3,946 which included 19 teaching hospitals, 34 DHQs, 71
THQs, 296 rural health centres, 2,456 basic health units, 213
dispensaries and 59 other hospitals. The news
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