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Medical colleges entry test decision & CM's committee

CM's committee to rule on fair entry test
Lahore, Aug 22, 2008: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday constituted a high-level committee in connection with conducting the entry test for the current academic year for admission in medical colleges in a transparent and improved fashion. The committee has been ordered to make its recommendations regarding short-term measures within 48 hours and long-term measures within two weeks.

The committee is headed by the Health secretary and also comprises the principals and vice chancellors of several Lahore varsities. In the short-term measures, the committee will recommend how the system of entry can be made more reliable and credible. The committee will also review the commercial aspect, including the exorbitant fees being charged by academies offering courses to clear entry test. It will also finalise a mechanism to rationalise the equivalence criteria for A-Level students. In the long-term measures, the committee will examine the current system of FSc examination in detail and make suggestions as to how it can be improved. Daily Times

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"According to my point of view entry test system must not be abolished because it is the real test of students.In board exams many students use unfair means to get higher marks so in case if the entry test continues such students surely will fail . In this way the other students get a fair chance."
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GCU teacher wins 'Best Teacher Award'
Lahore: Professor Dr Islamullah Khan from the Government College University (GCU) Department of Chemistry at the GCU has received the 'Best University Teacher' award at a ceremony arranged by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Islamabad.

According to a statement issued on Thursday, HEC Chairman Professor Dr Attaur Rehman presented a certificate and cash prize of Rs 100,000 to Dr Islamullah Khan on the occasion. Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Khalid Aftab commended Dr Islamullah Khan and hoped that he would continue to enhance his academic and research activities in chemistry. Daily Times

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UVAS workshop on Introduction to Laboratory Instrumentation
Lahore: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore on Thursday arranged an eight-day training workshop on "Introduction to Laboratory Instrumentation" for faculty members, researchers and veterinarians working in laboratories of diagnosis, molecular biology and biotechnology.

Faculty members and researchers from the University of Health Sciences, University of the Punjab and UVAS are participating in the workshop arranged by the Institute of Continuing Education and Extension of the UVAS in collaboration with the Quality Operation Lab.

The main purpose of the workshop is to introduce the participants to advanced instruments, documentation, working principles, parts, maintenance and servicing.

The main instruments about which the training will be imparted are PH Meter Water Purification System, Incubator Oven Drying Cabinet, Microscope Micro plate (ELISA) Reader Autoclave Centrifuge, Chemistry Analyzer, Haematological Analyzer, Digital Flurometer Column Chromatography System, HPLC, GC and HPTLC.

The training will enable the participants to operate the instruments in an effective way, maintain instrument record and improve their working in laboratories. The workshop will conclude on August 29. The News

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