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PEC class 8 exam | UoE reinstated teacher

Class 8 exam ends
Lahore, Feb 13: The Class-VIII annual examination 2011 conducted under Punjab Examination Commission (PEC), on uniform basis, across the province concluded on Saturday.

A number of incidents of mismanagement were reported on the last day of examination from different examination centres of the provincial metropolis. Many students and their parents protested outside an exam centre set up at Government Sheikh Sardar High School, Gari Shahu when the exam staff refused to consider food items prepared by the students in connection with their paper of Home Economics.

They said they spent money as well as efforts but the exam staff deputed at the centre did not consider the efforts of the students and awarded marks without testing their skills in cooking.

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UoE reinstates sacked teacher
Lahore: Syndicate of the University of Education (UoE) on Saturday reinstated one of the two teachers whose services were terminated by the universityís acting vice-chancellor on January 17.

UoE's acting VC Prof Farhat Saleem had terminated the services of Dr MA Pasha, Professor of Computer Sciences, Division of Science and Technology, and his wife Dr Shaheen Pasha, Assistant Professor of Special Education, under the charges of incompetence. The move had invited strong resentment from students who had resorted to continuous protests demanding immediate reinstatement of both the faculty members. After a couple of violent protests, the Punjab government had to intervene and it formed a two-member committee, comprising VCs of UET and the GCU, to dig out the facts. The syndicate reinstated Dr Shaheen Pasha after hearing her in the Saturdayís meeting. It is learnt that the meeting observed that the acting VC had not followed proper procedure while removing Dr Shaheen while the procedure adopted in removal of Dr Pasha was right.

It is further learnt the decision on reinstatement of Dr Shaheen Pasha has been made on the basis of the report submitted by the committee.

Meanwhile, some students of the UoE told the media that they would continue their protest till reinstatement of both the teachers.

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PU date-sheets
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) Examinations Department has announced the practical examination date-sheets of Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D), Third Professional, Fourth Professional and Final Professional, Annual Exam 2010. Practical exam of Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D), Third Professional and Fourth Professional, Annual Exam 2010, will commence from March 11 and conclude on March 18, 2011 while practical exam of Pharm-D, Final Professional, Annual Exam 2010, will commence from April 2 and conclude on April 9, 2011.

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PU results
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) Examinations Department on Saturday announced the results of different examinations. These exams include MPhil Applied Geology, Semester System, Session 2006-2008, MFA (one year professional course), Annual Exam 2010, Bachelor of Laws (Morning), Semester System, Session 2007-2010, Bachelor of Laws (Afternoon), Semester System, Session 2007-2010, MSc Environmental Sciences (self-supporting), Semester System, Session 2007-2009, BA Special Annual Exam 2010 held in Kuwait, BA Special Supplementary Exam 2009 and BA Special Annual Exam 2010 held in Riyadh, KSA.

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PMDC harming medical education: PMA
Lahore: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has declared Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) as a white elephant and responsible for destruction of medical education in the country.

In a press release here on Sunday, PMA office-bearers including Dr Sarwar, Prof Yasmin Rashid, Dr Tanveer Anwer, Dr Ashraf Nizami, Dr Akhtar Rashid Malik, Dr Izhar Ahmed Chaudhry, Dr Shahid Malik, Dr Salman Kazmi and others said PMDC was responsible for mushrooming private medical colleges in Pakistan by irrationally registering them just to earn money, which was causing a major damage to the standard of medical education in the country. They further added that PMDC had banned the opening of new private medical colleges in July 2010 but now violating their own decision they have recently invited applications for registration of new private colleges, which was a matter of great concern for PMA.

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Science symposium
Lahore: The Postgraduate Medical Institute (PGMI), Lahore, is holding its first annual scientific symposium on 23rd and 24th February at Lahore General Hospital.

A press release here on Sunday said as many as 12 clinical workshops would be held in different departments on the first day. On the second day, a number of scientific papers will be presented in two scientific sessions. It will provide an opportunity to the doctors to share their research work and improve their clinical skills.

PGMI/LGH Principal Prof Dr Tariq Salahuddin is Chairman and Prof Agha Shabbir Ali is the Secretary of organising committee.

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PEF to restore schools in flood-affected areas
Lahore: The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) will help restore 86 affected partner schools in the flood-affected districts of the province. This was stated by PEF Chairman, Raja Muhammad Anwar, while presiding over a departmental meeting. A sum of Rs100,000 for completely damaged school and Rs35,000 for partially damaged school will be provided by the PEF. A rehabilitation programme has also been launched by the School Education Department to restore 400 affected primary schools in riverine areas of Layyah, Rajanpur and Muzaffargarh districts. The news

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