Committee of lawmakers to decide future of FBISE
Islamabad, Feb 10: Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Secretary Imtiaz Inayat Illahi on Thursday said that a high-powered committee of legislators will decide about giving the administrative control of Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) to CADD or retaining its existing status, in its upcoming meeting.
"The proposal to give its control to CADD is under discussion of a high-powered committee, which will decide whether FBISE will continue working under the Ministry of Professional and Technical Training (P&TT) or if it will go to CADD," he said while talking to APP.
The process of shifting control of departments under one or other authority is a process which is mandatory after devolution under 18th Amendment of the Constitution and the committee will come up with some decision after consulting all the stakeholders, Imtiaz said.
After the devolution process, FBISE was supposed to stay under CADD but it was transferred to the Ministry of Professional and Technical Training.
The departments which were to stay under CADD included FBISE, National Education Assessment System (NEAS), Academy of Education and Planning Management (AEPM), National Book Foundation (NBF) and National Education Foundation (NEF).
Meanwhile, FBISE Chairperson Dr Shaheen Khan said the "giving control of FBISE to CADD is just a rumour and nothing has been decided and conveyed to us so far".
"If there is some proposal to shift its control to CADD, it will be a wrong step," she said.
Shaheen Khan said that FBISE is an international level board and how its control can be given to CADD, which is supposed to look after the affairs of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).
KMU adopts HEC guidelines
Peshawar: A meeting of the syndicate of the Khyber Medical University (KMU) accorded approval for the adoption of the policy guidelines by the HEC against sexual harassment in institutions of higher learning and universities.
The syndicate authorised the vice-chancellor to establish a harassment complaint cell, nominate harassment monitoring officer and create hearing panel for sexual harassment as per requirement of the HEC policy guidelines.
The 8th meeting of the KMU Syndicate was held at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IBMS) campus presided over by VC Prof Dr Mohammad Hafizullah.
The syndicate approved the proposed amendments in the Medical Attendance Rules, 2008, revised and enhanced rates of house subsidy and house requisition and medical allowance for regular employees of KMU on the analogy of the HEC and amendment in probation period of employees from two to one year. app
Over 1,500 students sent on forced leave
Attock: Over 1,500 students of government boys and girls high schools in Sheenbagh village of Attock tehsil were sent on two-week forced leave to accommodate middle and primary standard exam candidates as both the institutions had been declared examination centres.
The sources privy to the development said the administrations of both the schools took the decision due to lack of class rooms.
They said the examinations would continue till Feb 12 and the students had to suffer at this critical juncture of the academic year as their annual examinations would start in March.
This illogical decision has created unrest among the parents and the students because they would remain away from studies and would suffer a lot, the sources maintained.
Executive District Officer (EDO) Education Dr Umar Farooq said he was aware of the decision taken by school. However, he could not justify the loss the students had to suffer in the wake of the decision. Dawn
Intermediate students will apply online, submit forms manually
Rawalpindi: The Controller Examination Rawalpindi Humayun Iqbal has announced that intermediate students will apply for admissions online and will also submit forms manually. Papers will also be marked via computers and manually to match difference between the both procedures. Punjab government has also made Information Technology Board, the consultant of all the education boards of Punjab. Online system has been improved a lot and more steps are being taken in this regard. The Punjab Board of Education has made centres to help out students to send admissions manually as well as online. online
Lahore: Punjab University's Examinations Department on Thursday announced results of different examinations. These exams include MBBS, First Professional, Part-II, Annual Exam 2011, BFA (4-Year Programme), Part-I, Supplementary Exam 2010, and BSc MLT (4-Year Programme), Part-I, Annual Exam 2010. Detailed results are available on PU website www.pu.edu.pk.
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Department of Islamic Studies' faculty member Assistant Professor Dr Shahida Perveen has won the first prize in article writing in national Seerat-un-Nabi (S.A.W.W) conference held at Islamabad on February 5. Two PhD scholars (old scheme) of the department also bagged first and second prizes respectively in article writing in men category in Punjab while PhD scholar Muhammad Rafique also clinched the first prize in article writing in federal and NWFP category. Moreover, Hafiz Furqan Ahmad, Muhammad Rafique and Ghulam Hussain Babar were awarded Rs 20,000 each who got PhD degrees from the department in specific topics.
Lahore: Under Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif's programme of promotion of medical education, the Postgraduate Medical Institute administration has announced staring a PhD programme within next two months to make it the biggest institution of the region with regard to research and medical education.
PGMI Principal Prof Dr Tariq Sallauddin said this at a press conference on the occasion of two-day annual symposium at Lahore General Hospital on Thursday.
He said that a foreign NGO would give a sum of one million dollar for the training of doctors and research and Pakistani doctors would receive training in America. He said that Punjab government would also give 125 Kanal land to LGH for research projects as well as construction of hostels for doctors and other staff. He said that department of cancer treatment would soon be established in the hospital. He said that besides setting up CCU, ICUs were also being established in Neuro, medical and surgery wards of the hospital.
Dr Tariq Sallauddin said that on the instructions of the chief minister, Punjab Institute of Neuro Sciences was being set up at a cost of Rs 2.7 billion and its building was in the final stage of construction. He said the 500-bed institute would be the largest neuro sciences centre of the region. He said that a similar centre in Delhi had capacity of 300 beds.
He said that under the PGMI, classes were being started at Amiruddin Medical College from the next academic year. Regarding the ongoing two-day symposium at LGH, he said that 14 workshops were held, 48 lectures were given while 22 research papers were read out.
Interviews of non-Muslims for Islamic Studies posts stopped
Lahore: The Lahore High Court has temporarily restrained the Punjab Public Service Commission from appointing 17 non-Muslim lecturers for teaching Islamic Studies and sought a reply from the commission on February 28.
Justice Yawar Ali issued the order on the petition of filed by Maulana Azizur Rehman. He, through his counsel Ch Ghulam Murtaza, pleaded that the PPSC had advertised posts of lecturers and for the post of lecturers in Islamiat 18 non-Muslim had been short listed for interview. He challenged the move of the commission, requesting the court to set aside the PPSC order regarding selection of non-Muslims for interviews. The court adjourned hearing until February 28.
Lahore: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) in collaboration with the Trade Related Technical Assistance (TRTA II)/ EU is planning to launch a one-year postgraduate diploma in the discipline of Food Safety and Food Inspection. An MoU was signed by UVAS Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha and TRTA II/ EU Office In-charge Ali Abbas Qazilbash at university's syndicate room on Thursday. The news
Lahore: The 62nd meeting of Advanced Studies and Research Board of the UHS was held on Thursday with Vice-Chancellor Prof Malik H Mubashar in the chair.
The board considered the thesis reports of Dr Naveed Akhtar for M.Phil (Anatomy), Dr Amir Nazir for M.Phil (Community Medicine), Dr Humaira Iqbal for M.Phil (Community Medicine), Dr Alina Amjad for M.Phil (Microbiology), Dr Kokab Jabeen for M.Phil (Microbiology), Dr Nighat Ara Ghani for M.Phil (Oral Pathology) Dr Izaz-ur-Rehman for M.Phil (Physiology), Dr Merium Muzaffar for M.Phil (Physiology) and Dr Syeda Zainab for M.Phil (Physiology).
The board approved panels of examiners for thesis submitted by Dr Raees Abbas, M.Phil (Morbid Anatomy & Histopathology); Dr Aamir Nazir, M.Phil (Physiology); Dr Muhammad Imran, M.Phil (Physiology); Dr Sarfraz Khan, MS (Neurosurgery) and Dr Salman Yunas, MS (Neurosur-gery). Dawn