KMU MBBS results out
Peshawar, Jan 23: The Khyber Medical University (KMU) on Thursday announced results of MBBS first professional Part-II annual examinations 2010.
A total of 810 students of five public and one private sector medical colleges of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa appeared in the examination and 499 were declared successful. The overall pass percentage was 62.
Wajiha Sajid of Ayub Medical College (AMC), Abbottabad and Foqia Awan of Khyber Girls Medical College (KGMC), Peshawar secured 1,034 and 1,015 marks and grabbed first and second positions, respectively.
Munazza Ayub of KGMC and Sana Bint-e-Arshad of Khyber Medical College (KMC), Peshawar obtained 1,010 marks and got third position jointly.
In the MBBS first professional Part-II annual examinations 2010, the passing ratio of KMC Peshawar was 67 per cent. The passing ratio of KGMC was 69 per cent, AMC Abbottabad was 71 per cent, Gomal Medical College DI Khan was 70 per cent, Saidu Medical College, Swat 34 per cent and that of Jinnah Medical College Peshawar 08 per cent.
KMU VC Prof Dr Mohammad Hafizullah congratulated the qualifying students, especially the position-holders and hoped that the successful students will continue their hard work.Your Comments
New service structure for KP teachers notified
Peshawar: Accepting an old demand of schoolteachers, the Elementary and Secondary Education Department Thursday notified a new service structure for teachers, laying down method of recruitment, qualification and other conditions.
Talking to reporters, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Minister Sardar Hussain Babak said the past governments instead of permanently resolving the service structure issues of teachers used to satisfy them through mere up-gradation.
"But credit goes to the Awami National Party-led government, which resolved the issue on permanent basis by approving a proper service structure providing equal promotion opportunities to teachers," he said.
As per the new rules, minimum qualification and experience for initial appointment or by transfer against Secondary School Teachers (PBS-16) is second-class bachelor's degree with two subjects from the Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Humanities and other equivalent groups from a recognised university or MA in Education or bachelor's degree in education from a recognised university.
The new method of recruitment states that 50 percent of the vacant seats would be filled through promotion on the basis of seniority-cum-fitness.
Amongst 50 percent promotion quota, 40 percent seats would go to certified teachers (general, agriculture, industrial arts and home economics) with at least five years service.
Four percent secondary school teachers will be taken each from among drawing masters and physical education teachers having at least five years experience.
One percent quota has been allocated for industrial material specialists, Arabic teachers having at least five years service.
For Arabic teachers (BPS-15), minimum qualification has been set as second division in Secondary School Certificate (SSC) from a recognised board with Shahdatul Alamia Fil Uloomul Arabia wal-Islamia from a recognised Tanzimatul Wafaqul Madaris or second-class master's degree in Arabic.
Twenty-five percent of the seats will be filled by promotion from among the Theology teachers while the remaining 75 percent will be newly recruited.
Theology teachers (BPS-14) will need second division in SSC with Shahdatul Alamia or second class bachelor's degree with two subjects, Islamic Studies and Arabic.
Twenty-five percent seats will be filled through promotion while the remaining by initial recruitment.
The post of instructional material specialist (BPS-11) will entirely be filled through initial recruitment, requiring bachelor's degree or Primary School Teacher Certificate in instructional material development.
Same is the case with the posts of qaris (PBS-09), which will be filled through fresh inductions having qualification requirement of SSC with qirat sanad from a recognised institute. The posts of physical education teachers (BPS-09) will have the same quota of promotion and initial recruitment as mentioned for drawing masters. Its required qualification is bachelor degree with one year experience in physical education court or army equivalency or other equivalent qualification.
Sixty percent of the primary schoolteacher vacancies (BPS-07) will be filled through fresh inductions at district level and 40 percent also by initial induction but at the union council level. Minimum qualification is intermediate or equivalent qualification with primary school teaching certificate/diploma in education or SSC in second division with three years diploma in elementary education. Age limit for all the posts would be 18-35 years.
Minister Sardar Hussain Babak said the new structure would help overcome the sense of deprivation among the teachers and enable them to perform their duties devotedly. He said the service structure was a unique achievement of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and would herald breakthrough towards educational reforms.Your Comments
UoP IR students mark 'Kaliwal Day'
Pesahwar: Memories of village life were relived as students and teachers of the International Relations Department, University of Peshawar, celebrated 'Kaliwal Day' (villagers day) here Thursday.
Everything was decorated in rural style and almost everyone was attired in traditional dress to mark the day.
The idea was to promote Pashtun rural life and provide some respite to students belonging to places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the tribal areas that have suffered from militancy and natural disasters. It was a pleasant change from the tension that is part of the busy life of students.
Arranged by the International Relations Students Association (Irsa), the students and teachers of International Relations and 16 other departments of the university actively participated in the event.
Every student, whether male or female, was dressed beautifully in typical traditional clothes of their respective areas. Some of the students were dressed in plain shalwar-kameez with Peshawari chappal, others were wearing turbans or Chitrali caps.
Wearing rural make-up, the girls too were dressed in ghagras and other local dresses.
The hujra, or male guesthouse, an essential part of village life and tastefully decorated, was a major attraction. Everything that can be found in a typical hujra was made available. Pictures, chillum or hubble-bubble, music instruments such as rabab and sitaar, pistol-covers and other cultural items were on display.
A Kaliwal Majlis, or rural gathering, was arranged in the hujra where the students demonstrated their hidden talent like professional artistes. Skits, songs and Pashto anthems were presented. Some of the students performed the traditional folk dance Attan.
The smiling faces of those participating in the event were a source of encouragement for the organizers.
The organisers felt that the programme would help revive and promote the rich but neglected Pashto culture. Shakeel Nasir, president IRSA, was happy that the youngsters enthusiastically participated in the event.
Ijaz Khan, chairman of the IR department, praised the IRSA for arranging what he termed a great event. He pledged to arrange more such events to promote the local culture.
He also shed light on the Pakhtun culture and said it was one of the oldest and richest cultures of the world. "One should not be ashamed of one's culture. We should all be proud of our culture," he remarked.
A student, Ayub, said people moving to the cities from rural areas forget their culture and traditions. "Such events would remind us of our culture and discourage the so-called modernism," he argued.
"This is a great event. The department should arrange more such events," said Ghafoor, another enthusiastic student.
Some of the students were, however, critical of the programme, which they termed as wastage of time and resources.
Muhammad Qasim Khan, another student sitting alone in a corner, said such events serve nothing but affect studies and precious time of the students.
Cultures cannot be promoted by arranging dance and music parties, he stressed.
Later, the IRSA culture committee presented a pakol (Chitrali cap) to the chairman and shawls to the female teachers. The news