Punjab University Scholarship | Private schools fee issue
5,000 PU students to get scholarships
Lahore, Jan 23: The Punjab University (PU) Scholarship Committee meeting held on
Thursday decided to award 5,000 scholarships on merit and to needy
According to a press statement, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid
Kamran chaired the meeting while deans of faculties, PU treasurer and additional
treasurer and members of the committee attended the meeting.
As many as
303 students of Faculty of Behavioural & Social Sciences, 643 of Faculty of
Economics & Management Sciences, 250 of Faculty of Arts & Humanities,
1,030 of Faculty of Commerce, 428 of Faculty of Law, 114 of Faculty of Oriental
Learning, 74 of Islamic Studies, 312 of Faculty of Engineering & Technology,
405 of Faculty of Life Sciences, 1118 of Faculty of Sciences, 272 of Pharmacy
and 31 students of Faculty of Education will be offered scholarships on open
merit and needy basis.
Addressing the meeting, PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran
directed the officials concerned to make the whole process transparent and adopt
strict merit to award scholarships to the students. He directed all the deans to
instruct the heads of departments to send the names of students keeping in view
strict merit so that no student could be deprived of due right.
also decided in the meeting that a notice be sent to all the heads of teaching
departments to send the lists of eligible students to the Scholarship Committee
within 30 days for the award of merit and needy scholarships. It is noteworthy
that under the PU annual scholarship scheme, Rs 12,000 each would be given to
2,500 students on merit and 2,500 needy students.
30,000 rare books
donated to PU library: Renowned Pakistani journalist Maqbool Ahmad Dehlvi has
donated a collection of over 30,000 rare journals and books to Punjab University
According to a PU press statement issued on Thursday, the
donation included 20,000 journals in Urdu, English and Gurmukhi languages and
12,000 rare books in Urdu and English. After retirement from State Bank of
Pakistan (SBP), Maqbool Dehlvi spent most of his time in his personal library.
He was associated with Daily Jang and served for many years as a
Thousands of his articles have been published in Daily Mashraq
and Daily Jang's Sunday editions. He has also performed the duties of Editor in
Ayena, Bano and Hina Lahore.
Moreover, many of his writings have been
published in journal Tehzeeb, Zaib-un-Nisa, Hoor, Haram, Bano, Shama, Ayena,
Muamma, Director, Shuja and Jaiza Naqsh.
It is to be mentioned that
Maqbool Dehlvi is close relative of late Shahid Ahmad Dehlvi, a renowned
literary personality of the great sub-continent.
PU signs MoU with US
varsity: The Punjab University and Youngstown State University, Ohio, United
States of America, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which both
the varsities would collaborate in academic and research activities and exchange
of students and teachers would be made possible.
PU Vice-Chancellor Prof
Dr Mujahid Kamran and Youngstown State University Provost and Vice President
Academic Affairs Dr Ikram Khawja signed the memorandum documents at New Campus
on Thursday. PU External Linkages Director Prof Dr Najma Najam, Registrar Prof
Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan and deans of all faculties were also present.
Mujahid Kamran briefed Dr Ikram about the departments and faculties of the
varsity and hoped that the collaboration would be very beneficial for faculty
members and students of both the varsities. He said research on very important
topics was being carried out at various science departments of Punjab
University. He said there were vast opportunities of collaboration in the field
of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Information Technology, Islamic
studies and other disciplines.
Youngstown University Vice-President Dr
Ikram Khawaja said he wished that the scientists and researchers of both the
universities should collaborate in various fields.
He said there were
vast opportunities of collaboration in the areas of Islamic Studies, various
science departments, cyber technology, ethic studies and chemical technology. He
said both the varsities could provide opportunities of post doctoral to
researchers as well.
Punjab University declared MA, MSc results
Lahore: The Punjab University Examination Department has declared
According to a press statement, the results included those of
MSc Zoology Part-I Annual Examination 2008, MSc Chemistry Part-II Annual
Examinations 2008, MSc Physics Part-II Annual Examinations 2008, MA Arabic
Part-II Annual Examinations 2008, MSc Mathematics Part-II Annual Examinations
2008, MSc Zoology Part-II Annual Examinations 2008, MA Physical Education Part-I
Annual Examinations 2008, MA English Part-I and Part-II (Annual Examinations
2008), MA Political Sciences Part-I and Part-II (Annual Examinations 2008), BSc
Applied Geology First Professional Second Annual 2006, MSc Chemistry (2-year
programme, Morning Semester System) Session 2006-2008, MSc Chemistry (2-year
programme, Evening Semester System), Session 2006-2008, MA History Part-I Annual
Examination 2008 and MPhil Economics (Semester System) Session 2005-2007. Detailed results are available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk.
"I really appreciate the PU decision regarding the scholarship to talented and desrving students. Being enrolled as an M Phil student at UET I can feel how much helpful this would be."
Name: Azhar Zaidi
City, Country: Lahore,Pakistan
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Report sought from Punjab private schools charging Rs 2,500 fee
Lahore: The Punjab Schools Education Department has asked the leading
private schools, which have been charging Rs 2,500 and more as minimum fee per
student per month, to send details regarding their fee structure being
implemented from class 1 to class 10.
It was learnt that the
department aims to present the data before the committee recently constituted by
the chief minister to review the existing Punjab Private Educational
Institutions (Promotion and Regulation) Ordinance 1984, and to propose suitable
amendments in the Ordinance with the view to establish a standard for
infrastructure, teaching staff and adopted syllabus, curriculum and examination
system of the private sector schools.
Officials of the department privy
to the developments said the government was committed to cap fee structure of
the private schools, as there had been growing concern by people in this regard.
They added in return, the government would also reciprocate by giving
certain relaxation in different types of taxes, etc.
They said the
Secretary Schools Nadeem Ashraf had recently ordered uniform registration policy
under which all the private schools would be registered for a period of five
years. "Earlier, there was no such uniform policy, which was a matter of great
concern for the private schools", they added.
The officials further said
since the Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Promotion and Regulation)
Ordinance 1984 did not mention specific period of registration, in many cases
open-ended registrations were also granted to private schools in past.
"This created a lot of confusion among the stakeholders", they said,
adding, "The uniform registration policy will be a great service for private
sector as well as for the department."
A senior official of the Schools
Education Department, seeking anonymity, said that never in the past elite
private schools had been asked by the department to share details about the fee
structure. He said the data would be presented before the Chief Minister's
special committee so that it might propose relevant amendments in the 1984
Ordinance necessary to cap fee structure of private schools. He said there had
been great concern among the stakeholders that elite private schools had been
charging heavy fees with frequent increases while facilities provided to
students both in term of academic and infrastructure were not in proportion to
the fee charged.
"There have also been reservations about various kinds
of other charges being colleted by private schools", he said adding, "The
mandatory purchase of books and uniforms from prescribed stores was another
issue". The official further said all those elite schools, which had been
offering matriculation stream and charging Rs 2,500 and more as monthly fee had
been asked to send details about fee structure to the department.
question, he said fee charged from students seeking foreign qualifications like
O and A level had not been asked by the department.
It is pertinent to
mention here that the Punjab government is currently working to establish an
autonomous regulatory institution to oversee fee structure, registration,
quality assurance and other aspects of private sector schools and in this
connection, a committee comprising educationists, MPAs and private schools
representatives had already been formed.
The committee would propose
structure, constitution and legal framework for an autonomous regulatory
institution for private schools operating across the province. The News
Teachers take to the street with wish-list
Vehari: A number of schoolteachers, assembling under the Punjab
Teachers Union banner, on Thursday demonstrated outside the Press Club for a
raise and other benefits.
The protesters, led by Vehari PTU President
Rana Dilshad Ahmad, carried banners and placards and chanted slogans in order to
draw attention of the powers-that-be towards their 'financial ills'. They
demanded that their salaries be increased.
Among other demands were:
time-scale promotions; teaching allowance; primary schoolteachers' salary
equivalent to one-tola gold; regularisation of headmasters, subject specialists
and contract educators; and abolition of disparity in allowances.
also demanded that the government restore quota for teachers' children in
educational institutions and recruitments. Dawn
Punjab Schools to get 60,000 computers
Lahore: Minister for Population Welfare Punjab Neelam Jabbar has said the
government is introducing executable reforms in social sector through
regeneration of existing resources to achieve maximum targets for the provision
of better education, healthcare and sanitation facilities to the masses. She stated this while talking to various delegations on Thursday.
Neelam Jabbar said the computer laboratories were being established in
4000 schools of the province at a cost of Rs. five billion. She said this
revolutionary step of Punjab government would help in imparting modern education
to students of public schools to enable them to play their due role for the
progress and prosperity of the country through benefiting from information
technology. She said the government had decided to set up computer labs in
public schools like developed nations did. Neelam said the present government
had enhanced the education and heath budget so that mega projects could be
She said that Rs. 110 billion and 35 billion would be spent on
education and health respectively whereas record amount of Rs. 160 billion had
been reserved for developmental schemes. The minister said that revolutionary
measures had been taken by the government for the improvement of education
sector including establishment of endowment fund with Rs.two billion.
The government is paying special attention to the promotion of
information technology in the province for which 60000 computers will be
provided to the computer labs being established in the province for, she
concluded. The News
Funding for BZU faculty approved
Multan: The government has approved Rs880 million funding for the
faculty development programme under which teachers will be offered financial
assistance for PhD studies, says Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU)
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zafarullah Khan.
At a press conference at the BZU
committee room on Thursday, Prof Khan said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had
approved Rs880 million against university's demand for Rs1 billion for faculty
development. He praised the prime minister for approving the funding despite
financial constraints. He said that recession had forced the Higher Education
Commission (HEC) to slash funding and abandon many projects which were in the
He said any teacher who would opt for PhD studies would be
provided Rs8 million financial assistance under this programme. The prime
minister had promised to allocate Rs1 billion in the 2009-10 budget for the
upgradation of Gilani Law College, Agriculture Engineering College and
veterinary science, telecommunications and biotechnology departments of the
university. Prof Khan said that work had begun on distance learning programme of
the university and registration for the postgraduate programme would begin in
Student pays the price for teacher's obedience
Khanewal: The district coordination officer (DCO) has suspended
from service a female teacher after the fingers of one of her students were
chopped off while cutting fodder for her cattle.
Reports said Azra
Parveen ordered her student Samia, daughter of Rabnawaz Shajra of Gobandh Garh,
to cut fodder for her cattle during school hours. While the student was doing
the job, her fingers got chopped off by the cutter.
The teacher, instead
of arranging medical aid for the student, sent her home. An inquiry has
also been launched into the matter. App
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