Punjab medical colleges entrance test fee withdrawn
Entrance test fee withdrawn
Lahore, Aug 27, 2008: Punjab Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has announced
the withdrawal of examination fees of all students sitting in entry test of
medical colleges saying the Punjab government will pay their examination fees.
He said the entry test for admission in medical colleges would be held
on September 14 for which foolproof arrangements had been made and provincial
secretaries would perform their duties as superintendents in 12 examination
centers set up for entry test. Besides ten examination centers, he directed to
establish two centers in Gujranwala and DG Khan for the facilitation of
He expressed these views while presiding over a high level
meeting held to review arrangements for the entry test for admission in medical
colleges of the province at University of Health Sciences during which detailed
review of mechanism of entry test, its transparency and other matters were
While addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said he had
introduced entry test for the elimination of "Booti Mafia". Now full attention
will be paid to transparency of general examinations, he added. He said the
examination system of FSc would be made foolproof after the continuation of
entry tests for further one or two years. He said "Booti Mafia" would be
completely eliminated from the province so that hardworking students could get
their rights. He said a comprehensive strategy had been adopted for making entry
test of September 14 error-free and the committee constituted for the
transparency of entry test by him had done a commendable job in this regard.
He said Secretary level officers would be deputed in 12 examination
centers set up in the province for ensuring transparency in entry tests while
the candidates would not be allowed to take their mobile phones in examination
centers. He said Chief Secretary, Inspector General Police and other senior
officers would pay surprise visits to examination centers and a helicopter would
also be used in this regard.
As some position-holders and other
students, obtaining high marks in FSc examination, could not pay Rs 700 as
examination fee, therefore, the Chief Minister announced withdrawal of this fee
and said the Punjab government would provide this amount to University of Health
Sciences as grant for examination expenditures.
Mian Shahbaz Sharif said
effective measures should be taken for entry tests that students and their
parents should feel a pleasant change. He also constituted a committee, headed
by Additional Chief Secretary Punjab which besides making foolproof arrangements
in examination centers, would take steps for the facility of students and their
parents. The Chief Minister also directed to review the suggestion of bringing
A-Level at par with FSc and measures for the facilitation of students of
backward areas. The Chief Minister also directed to set up two entry test
centers in Gujranwala and DG Khan.
Earlier, the Chief Minister was
informed that all possible measures had been taken for transparency of entry
tests. It was further informed that 2156 candidates would take admission in MBBS
while 157 in BDS. He said that all matters, regarding elimination of cheating,
identification of candidates and distribution of papers in examination centers
as well as marking of papers, had been finalized while security arrangements had
also been completed in examination centers. Later, the Chief Minister visited
various sections set up for entry tests. The News
"ENTRY TEST SHOULD BE DELAYED.SO WE CAN PREPARE FOR TEST.%OF TEST SHOLD BE 35 AND 65. THANKS."
Name: mudassar zahid
City, Country: islamabad,pakistan
"test should be base on MCQS only."
Name: muhammad saleem
City, Country: karachi, pakistan
"This is with regard to entry test for mbbs & bds. It is very good to provide equal chances of education through entry test but at the same time unjust to dislocate the students on the basis of merit. Entry test should give the ticket for enrolment but student sholud be adjusted first in their local / nearst colloeges then to othe distant colleges if their numers increases. This is by no mean a wise policy to ABAD the hostles and BARBAD the houses."
Name: sajjad a khan
City, Country: lahore, pakistan
"By the way guys do you know why Mian Shahbaz Shareef is so active in medical college matters, first he abolished the self finance scheme then secondly made 60 percent must in FSC an that was all in just 2 months! Why? Because this faggot was not permitted to start a medical college in Lahore so he thinks why everybody else is doing this medical college business and I am not! He wants to just annoy other medical colleges making huge money who admit students with marks less than 60 percent !!!"
City, Country: pakistan
"if you notice, most student who got best numbers in entry test ,are from villages and new exam centres such as sahiwal, DG Khan, etc ,that is very fishy, because in small towns they appoint dco or patwaris to monitor the entry test, and you can buy them with one goat or two bags of wheat,its very unfare to bright students who work hard without any reward . i hope these scum bags will do the heart surgery of those who made these new centers, God bless our country ,its all but gone."
City, Country: lahore, pakistan
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Punjab determined to modernise education, says Shahbaz
Lahore: Progress, prosperity and supremacy of justice cannot be achieved without
promotion of the education sector, said Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on
The CM said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the
new campus of Superior University in Raiwind. He said that education was very
important to create awareness in society and promote research. The Punjab
government is paying special attention to uplift the education sector of the
province, he said. The CM also rewarded cars to two teachers of the university
who had performed well and gave a cheque of Rs 50,000 on behalf of the
university to a student who had obtained second position in
Neglected: Shahbaz said that the education sector had been
neglected for the last 60 years and it was the reason the country was lagging
behind other countries. Citing the example of Sri Lanka, he said that its
literacy rate was 99 percent while Pakistan's was 50 to 60
Double standard: Shahbaz said that Pakistan had double standards
with regard to education as the elite class had excellent facilities while
millions of children belonging to poor families were forced to study in schools
which did not even have furniture, water, electricity and other basic
Earlier, the university's director and rector also addressed
the function and highlighted the superb performance of the university. Prisons
Minister Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor, MPAs, other senior officials and a large number
of teachers and students were also present at the occasion.
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PPSC chairman's absence delays results, interviews
Lahore: The Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC)'s examination results and
postings have been delayed in the absence of a chairman.
candidates who appeared in written examination and interviews are waiting the
results, sources said on Tuesday.
PPSC Chairman Tariq Sultan
retired on July 20. Sources said only the chairman could announce the results of
the interviews. They said that all the schedules of written examinations for
various posts, which were set in August, had been postponed because of the
absence of the commission's chairman.
They said about 100,000 applicants
were waiting for their exam and interview calls. They said 500 assistant
sub-inspector posts had still not been advertised.
government statistics, the PPSC chairman is the most competent authority of the
commission. The PPSC secretary only looks after the administrative functions of
the commission. The PPSC chairman conducts interviews for various posts. The
PPSC chairman can also assign any member of the commission to make question
papers for competitive examination. He sanctions funds to advertise various
departmental posts. He also allots examination centres to various
A PPSC official said the Punjab government would appoint a
chairman for the commission within a week.
The Punjab government
spokesman was not available for comment. Daily Times
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Punjab University decided to introduce BCom Hons in colleges from next year
Lahore: The Punjab University has decided to introduce BCom (Honours)
four-year programme in its affiliated colleges, public and private sectors, from
the academic session 2009.
A consensus in this regard was reached after
Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran approved the
recommendations of the Board of Studies on Commerce to start the programme under
the annual system in the affiliated colleges.
It is learnt that the Board
of Studies had decided to introduce the BCom (Hons) from the current academic
session, however, the varsity's affiliation committee expressed its reservations
and demanded its start from 2009.
The committee observed that during one
year's time it would review necessary requirement at the colleges to offer this
new programme while abolishing the traditional two-year BCom.
official said that more than 170 colleges both in public and private sectors
were offering BCom programmes. Board of Studies of Commerce Chairman Prof Dr
Liaqat Ali said that a consensus had been reached that the four-year BCom
programme would be offered at the affiliated colleges from 2009.
that earlier it was discussed that the programme might be launched from the
current academic session while those wanted to study for two years could exit
with a BCom degree after two years. However, now the programme will be started
next year as the affiliation committee would also review necessary requirement
such as faculty and libraries of the affiliated colleges.
Dr Liaqat said
there had been complaints about disparity in degrees issued by the PU and
affiliated colleges, adding that the introduction of BCom (Hons) programme at
the affiliated institutes would address these complaints. The News
"its not fair to introduced bcom (hon) from 2009 pu should be keep moving bcom (it) 2 year programe. why the bechelor degree is for now four years ?"
City, Country: rawalpindi, pakistan
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