UK new immigration system for international students
UK introduces new student immigration system
Islamabad, April 01: The United Kingdom on
Tuesday introduced new arrangements for student visas as part of Tier 4 of the
Points Based System. The move will make the visa process simpler, more objective
and more transparent for applicants and prevent abuse of the immigration
"From today (Tuesday), all education providers that recruit
international students in the UK need to be registered with the UK Border
Agency," the UK High Commission said in a statement issued on
More than 1,400 universities, independent schools and colleges
are registered as licensed sponsors and they are responsible for ensuring that
international students comply with the conditions of their visas while they are
in the UK.
It said the students would ensure that they acquire
unconditional offers of a study place from a licensed education provide before
making visa applications. They also need to show that they had sufficient funds
to cover course fees and living costs during their studies. The high commission
said the students would be issued visas for study at a particular institution.
The UK government was determined that the new visa arrangements would benefit
talented legitimate students looking to benefit from the UK's world-leading
educational institutions. "At the same time, it will be easier to prevent those
students and education institutions that intend to abuse the immigration
processes from doing so," it said. Daily Times
"Even Steven but not discuss the points and bank statement requirement in student visa."
City, Country: lahore,Pakistan
"uk visa officer is racially discriminates against pakistani. it is very bad."
City, Country: gujranwala,Pakistan
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Students compelled to study old books in new academic session
Islamabad: Students in this academic session would study the same old
textbooks as the Ministry of Education has failed to introduce new curriculum of
different subjects up to the higher secondary level, it was learnt
The curriculum of 26 subjects had been notified by the provinces
and the Education Ministry but could not be translated into textbooks.
responsibility to translate the curriculum into textbooks and further to publish
the books falls with the provinces.
Whereas the political instability
dampened the country's other areas, education sector is no exception. It is
further learnt that after relinquishing the charge by the Lt Gen (R) Javed
Ashraf, former education minister, no major development has been made into
already done work. The portfolio of the ministry also remained vacant for quite
sometime and frequent changes affected the process.
The former education
minister, Ahsan Iqbal of PML-N had announced that the new curriculum would be
implemented in the academic session of April 2009 but the curriculum of the
subjects has not been prepared by the Ministry of Education as yet.
provinces have also failed to translate that curriculum into text books.
the 15th Inter-Provincial Education Ministers' meeting the Federal Education
Minister Mir Hazar Khan Bajrani had requested the Provincial Educational
Ministers and representative from AJK, FATA and Northern Areas to prepare the
text books by the December 2009 so that the new curriculum could be implemented
in a phased manner.
The much-talked about new curriculum that had to be
implemented from academic year of August 2008 according to the claims by the
Musharraf government could not be implemented as the curriculum of 34 subjects
out of 60 subjects was yet to be prepared.
The former government had gained
much credit on this matter making tall claims that the new curriculum had been
notified according to the international standards.
It was announced that the
new National Curriculum would be free of any biases, hate, sectarianism and
repetitions. Medical Technology and Computer Science Groups would been
introduced in the new Curriculum and the Curriculum had been made compatible
with any advance country and the government had decided to update the National
Curriculum after every five years to ensure that all new developments were
incorporated. The Nation
Academics condemn excessive loadshedding
Peshawar: Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association has
condemned the excessive power outages on the University of Peshawar (UoP) campus
and asked the authorities to take measures to overcome the problem.
meeting of the federation was held here with its central president Dr Arbab Khan
Afridi in the chair. The presidents and general secretaries of the teaching
staff associations of Gomal University, NWFP Agricultural University, NWFP
University of Engineering and Technology and other public sector universities of
the province also attended the meeting.
The participants resented the
hours-long loadshedding in the province in general and university campus in
particular. They said precious time of the students was going waste due to power
The academicians said the university administration should
arrange power generators on the campus if it was unable to take up the issue of
loadshedding at the appropriate forum. The meeting also condemned the police
action against the students who were protesting against unscheduled power
The meeting also criticised the university decision to stop
fuel allowance to the teaching staff and demanded of the administration to
immediately restore the facility. They said the Syndicate of the University of
Peshawar had approved upgrading of the associate professors to BS-21 but the
university administration, without any reason, deprived them of promotion. They
demanded promotion to the teachers without further delay. The participants said
the PhD allowance for teachers in the NWFP should be increased from Rs5,000 to
The meeting took a strong exception to the deprivation of the
children of teaching staff and other employees at Islamia College and University
of Peshawar of free education facility and increase in their fees. They said if
the issue of the admission and fee of the employees' children was not resolved,
they would launch a protest campaign in all the public sector universities.
The meeting also castigated the federal government for 73 per cent cut
in the grants of public sector universities and demanded a review of the
decision and release of funds to all the universities.
Young people of Balochistan, Fata to get scholarships
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is organising its first merit
scholarship certificate award ceremony under the Project 'Provision of Higher
Education Opportunities for the Students of Balochistan and Federally
Administered Tribal Areas (Fata)' on April 1.
The initiative has been
taken under President's Directive and the awards ceremony would be held on
Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at HEC headquarters here. The scholars will also be paid
first installment of the stipend etc. Around 120 scholars are expected to
receive the award.
This is a fully-funded educational opportunity for
students of Balochistan and Fata which covers the tuition fee, living allowance,
book allowance and travel and settlement allowance. The scholarships have been
awarded on merit; are not linked to any discipline; and distributed among
Districts of Balochistan and Agencies in Fata on population basis. The scheme
provides for award of 2000 scholarships i.e. 700 for masters programme and 1300
for graduate studies over period of seven years.
distribution between Balochistan and Fata is in ratio of 60 to 40 per cent. The
total number of scholarships will gradually increase each year whereas during
the first year there are only 140 scholarships. The total cost of Scheme is
Rs981.486 million. National Assembly Deputy Speaker Fazal Karim Kundi will be
the chief guest while Syed Akhundzada Chitan, Member National Assembly from FATA
and Syed Nasir Ali Shah, Member National Assembly from Quetta will also address
the participants. The News
"i m medical student n AMC, Abbottabad, by the grace of Allah i was awarded with scholarship n a ceremony, held n HEC, Islamabad for fata nd baloch students. thanks God, i think it z a right nd an effective step from the government, i request from the goverment to increase the quota for fata students i.e, from 40% to 50%. thanks."
Name: Asad Afridi
City, Country: khyber Agency, pakistan
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