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M.Phil, Ph.D students of UoP demand laptops, scholarships
Peshawar, Dec 17: The M.Phil and Ph.D students of the University of Peshawar (UoP) have
expressed concern over what they believed was discriminatory attitude of
the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Higher Education Department for ignoring them in scholarship and laptop
They asked Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and
HEC Acting Chairman Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gilani to take note of the
matter and provide them justice. The MPhil/PhD students of various
disciplines, who were enrolled in the three-six years degree programmes
in 2011-12, said that the HEC deprived them of the prime minister
scholarship scheme for the underdeveloped areas and the Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa government ignored them in the 'Naway Sahar Laptop Scheme'.
students were of the opinion that the prime minister scholarship had
been announced in 2012 and their data had been sent to the HEC. But the
students enrolled after them were provided the scholarship and they were
Similarly, the provincial government disbursed
laptops to 25,000 students of BS and master's degree programme and they
were ignored in this project too despite the fact that the MPhil/PhD
students needed laptops more than the students of junior classes.
The previous government had made the claim that every student of MPhil/PhD would be provided laptop but to no avail.
the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led current government has issued a
notification to provide laptops to the MPhil and PhD students but this
time too the students of the previous sessions were ignored.
students demanded the chief minister to include them in the laptop
scheme as their number is not that big. They also demanded the HEC
chairman to consider them for the exemption from tuition fee in line
with the prime minister scheme and overcome the sense of deprivation
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Gomal University VC dies of heart attack
Dera Ismail Khan: Prof Dr Amanullah Akhtar, Vice-Chancellor of the Gomal University
Dera Ismail Khan, passed away due to cardiac arrest here on Friday. He
Family sources said that the VC was making
preparation to his office when he suffered heart attack and was shifted
to the District Headquarters Hospital in Dera Ismail Khan where the
doctors pronounced him dead.
He did his PhD from Malaysia
in veterinary and remained principal of the Gomal Veterinary College.
He was appointed as the vice-chancellor of the Gomal University Dera
Ismail Khan two weeks ago after his predecessor Prof Dr Mansoor Akbar
Kundi retired. He is survived by two sons, daughter and widow. He was
laid to rest at his native village Moza Jhok Moazzam Ali where his
funeral prayer was attended by a large number of his well-wishers,
friends and other people.
Meanwhile, KP Governor
Shaukatullah expressed his shock over the sad demise of Prof Dr
Amanullah. In his condolence message, the governor expressed his deep
sympathies with members of the bereaved family. He added that the
untimely death of Dr Amanullah, had indeed shocked the faculty members
and students. The news
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University School celebrates golden jubilee
Peshawar : The golden jubilee celebrations of the University
Public School kicked off with a grand opening ceremony here on Monday.
The day started with an impressive display of military drill by the
students of Islamia Collegate School followed by physical training and
special formation of 'Up Up UPs' by the junior section of the school.
Also, while the senior students presented impressive skits
highlighting importance of national unity to overcome terrorism, the
alumni lauded the value addition of the alma mater to their life,
according to a press release issued by the University of Peshawar, the
parent organisation of the school.
The first day celebrations were inaugurated by UoP vice chancellor
Professor Mohammad Rasul Jan by cutting cake. Students and their parents
were also present on the occasion.
A three-day education expo was also organised on the sidelines of the
golden jubilee celebrations in which various schools across Peshawar
city exhibited around 30 stalls. The stalls presented a colorful picture
ranging from true colours of the homeland to the science feats of the
Established in 1963, University Public School has been imparting
quality education to students for fifty years, said Mr Jan while
speaking on the occasion.
He said the school had given best human resource to the civil and
military services of Pakistan, adding that responsibility of imparting
quality education and mental grooming lied equally on the teachers and
University Public School principal Gul Hameed highlighted the key
achievements of the school over the past five decades and said the
school had had the honour of standing as the fifth best school in the
country as per a federal government's survey.
Life time achievement awards were bestowed upon former principals and teachers of the school. Dawn
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