Punjab BA/BSc, Inter, primary, middle exams & load shedding
Exams scheduled for next month: Students fall prey to 14-hour load shedding
Lahore, Jan 05: The recent 14-hour load
shedding has deeply affected students' preparations as examinations are
scheduled for next month.
Students of BA/BSc, primary and middle classes
will sit exam in February, while exam of intermediate will be held in March.
Students who are studying computer sciences have been worst hit by the load
shedding because of poor arrangements made by their educational institutions.
Students have protested against the government in this regard. Students and teachers expressed great concern over the load shedding.
They said the prolonged power outages were affecting the academic activities.
They demanded that the government take measures to end students' suffering.
Harris Ali, a class VIII student, said he could not study because of the load
shedding. He said that he was preparing for his annual exam. His mother said her
children had fallen prey to the power outages. "When my children open a book by
night, electricity suddenly vanishes." Amna, a Beaconhouse National University
student, said, "We are facing bouts of electricity outages as we prepare our
assignments on computers."Ausaf Ali, a class VIII student, said he was studying
at a private school that did not have alternative arrangements to cope with the
load shedding. Source of irritation: Rubab Fatima, a Lady McClain High School
student, said the load shedding had become "a source of constant irritation" for
students and teachers alike. She said darkness prevailed in the classrooms
during power breakdown. She said they were disturbed as their exams were fast
approaching. Kashif Rehan, a BA student, said that they were more suffering due
to the load shedding because their exams had already been announced a month
prior to the scheduled date.
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PU registering students for annual MA examination 2009
Lahore: Punjab University Registration
Branch has started to register candidates for MA Annual Examination 2009, which
will run until February 28, according to a press release issued by the
university. The registration fees for the annual examination is Rs 1,400.
Students applying privately are only eligible for MA in Urdu, Punjabi,
English, Persian, Arabic, Islamic Studies, Mathematics, Political Sciences,
History, French, Philosophy and Economics, stated the press release. Students
with graduation from universities affiliated with Punjab University or the
university itself, are eligible to apply. Students applying should also attach
NOC copy and previous degrees along the registration form.
registration forms are available at Habib Bank Ltd and PU Information Cell (New
Campus). It can also be downloaded from PU website www.pu.edu.pk. Incomplete
registration forms will not be entertained. The complete registration forms can
be submitted to Registration Branch, Room No 25, Admin Block at New Campus or
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Punjab University awarded PhD degrees
Lahore: Punjab University has awarded
PhD degrees to Shahida Alam, Naureen Chaudhry, Rozina Yasmeen, Shabana Sahar and
Abdul Rehman Khan Niazi.
Shahida Alam D/o Muhammad Alam Pawar has been
awarded PhD degree in Persian, after the completion and submission of her thesis
entitled 'Imagery in sub-continent's style Persian poetry'. She completed her
thesis under the supervision of Dr Muhammad Nasir, assistant professor at PU
Naureen Chaudhry D/o Chaudhry Muhammad Rashid has
been awarded PhD in Zoology after completion of her thesis entitled 'Designing
microbial consortium for ethanol production from sugarcane bagass'. She
completed her thesis under the supervision of Dr Javed Iqbal Qazi, zoology
professor at PU.
Rozina Yasmeen D/o Sardar Muhammad Nawaz has been
awarded PhD in Persian after completion of her thesis entitled 'Shibli Naummani
and his contribution towards literature'. She completed her thesis under the
supervision of Prof M Saleem Mazhar, chairman of Persian
Shabana Sahar D/o Muhammad Latif has been awarded PhD in
Persian after completion of her thesis entitled 'Followers of Mathnvi Maanvi in
Indo-Pak'. She also completed her thesis under the supervision of Dr M Saleem
Abdul Rehman Khan Niazi S/o Mehar Khan Niazi has been awarded
the degree in Botany after completion of his thesis entitled 'Biodiversity of
Ectomycorrhizas in conifers from Himalayan moist temperate forests of Pakistan'.
He completed his thesis under the supervision of Dr Abdul Nasir Khalid,
assistant professor of Botany. Daily Times
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Uniform now for teachers too in Punjab
Lahore, Jan 05: The Punjab government has issued a dress code for the schoolteachers
asking them to put on waistcoats and black shoes with Shalwar Qameez while those
wearing pant shirt would be bound to wear a coat as well.
In a circular
issued by the secretary schools, the teachers have been asked to follow the said
code in letter and spirit. The notification further said this code would be made
implemented strictly after January 31 this month.
Reacting to the dress code
for the teachers, president of senior staff association schools Hafiz Abdul
Nasir said that implementation of dress code for teachers in schools would not
help boost the standard of education nor it would help to enhance the respect of
teachers in the society. Rather it will make the teachers suffer from financial
problems by buying required items as teachers were already facing price-hike and
many other problems due to their limited income.
He further said at the international level people were considering even to
eliminate the uniform for children, adding that only gown was enough for the
recognition of teachers.
Hafiz said earlier the secretary education had
introduced nametags compulsory to be displayed by the teachers on their chests
was quite economical and affordable for the teachers.
He suggested if the
government was really interested to make the teachers respectable in the society
it could facilitate them in many other ways - they would be given preference in
every congested place like banks, traffic, railway stations and airports.
He demanded of the government to pay heed towards the missing facilities of the
schools wherein about 50 per cent educational institutions were lacking the
facility of electricity. 23 per cent schools have no boundary wall and no
toilets for 10 per cent schools. He said, "If we want to compete against the
private sector we have to facilitate the teachers in the best possible
PU VC takes notice of power, water problems
Lahore: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has taken strict notice of the problems
of electricity load-shedding and water unavailability in the varsity and called
an emergency meeting of the concerned staff on Saturday.
The VC directed the
officers concerned to take immediate action to provide 24-hour electricity to
common rooms of all hostels. He directed the staff to install generator on
tube-wells to solve the problem of water. On request of Controller Examination
Prof Zahid Karim Khan, the VC issued instructions to the project director to
arrange a generator for the PU Examinations Centre before the commencement of
BA/BSc annual examinations.
PU declared BSc Applied Geology results
The Punjab University Examination Department has declared the results of BSc Applied Geology. In BSc
Applied Geology Final Professional 2nd Annual 2007 and First Annual Examination
2008, 67 candidates appeared while 54 were declared successful, however, the
result of one candidate was late. The Nation
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UVAS doubles student quota for FATA
Lahore: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore has increased the quota of students from the
Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) by 100 percent for admission to its
postgraduate (MPhil and PhD) programmes.
According to a press release
issued by UVAS on Saturday, the decision was taken at the 20th meeting of the
Advanced Studies and Research Board of the UVAS chaired by Vice-Chancellor Prof
Dr Muhammad Nawaz. The meeting approved 43 synopses of MPhil, MPhil leading to
PhD and PhD students of various disciplines/departments. The board also gave
approval of supervisory committees as well as changes in some of the supervisory
committees of MPhil and PhD students.
While stressing on research
quality, the vice-chancellor said that the research topics of postgraduate
scholars should be field-oriented and must focus on solution to current
problems. Daily Times
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