Lahore, Jan 11: The Punjab University (PU) has notified that the MA/MSc, Part-I, Supplementary Examination, 2010, will commence from January 29, 2011, said a press statement issued on Monday.
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) has announced the results of MSc Physics, Part-I, Annual Examination, 2010 and MSc Chemistry, Part-II, Annual Examination, 2010.
Students urged to take part in sports
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has stressed the need for ensuring mass participation of the university students round the year in various indoor games for their mental, physical and social grooming.
According to a press statement, he said this during his visit to the physical fitness centre at the newly-established PU multi-purpose sports gymnasium here on Monday. Heads of all the sports, technical and engineering departments of the university were also present. The VC directed Prof Dr Zafar Rasheed of the Institute of Quality and Technology Management to submit a written proposal for constituting a management committee to run the business of gymnasium efficiently. He said though the gymnasium would be mainly used by the varsity students yet the committee might make suggestions for revenue generation.
BoG meetings held at two govt colleges
Lahore: The meetings of recently established Board of Governors (BoGs) of two government colleges of the provincial metropolis were held here on Monday.
The meetings - separately held at Govt College for Women, Samanabad and Govt Islamia College, Cooper Road ñ were chaired by provincial education minister Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman, chairman of the respective BoGs in both colleges.
According to a DGPR handout issued here, it was observed during the meetings that the establishment of BoGs in 26 selected colleges was in no way privatization of public institutions.
The meetings resolved to ensure quality education and make efforts to increase assets of the government colleges.
It was also reiterated that neither fee would be increased nor any change would occur in terms and conditions of employees of the colleges.
The meetings also asked the Punjab government to appoint the advocate general as the counsel in the writ against the BoGs.
Punjab Higher Education Department secretary Haseeb Athar, Lahore commissioner Khusro Pervaiz Khan, District Coordination Officer Ahad Khan Cheema and members of the BoGs also attended the meetings. Meanwhile, a meeting of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) and Punjab Professors & Lecturers Association's central executive committee was also held on Monday which strongly condemned the holding of the BoGs meetings.
The oint Action Committee and Punjab Professors & Lecturers Association's office bearers observed that, since the case of BoGs was in the court, organizing BoGs meetings before a final court decision amounted to the contempt of court. They also warned that if the government did not withdraw its decision regarding establishment of BoGs by January 24, they would again launch a protest campaign against the same.
The Joint Action Committee meeting was presided over by Punjab Professors & Lecturers Association's Chairman Dr Zahid Ahmed Sheikh. The news
GCU, WWF sign MoU
Lahore: The Government College University (GCU) and the World Wide Fund for Nature–Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) have joined hands for environmental awareness and nature conservation.
An MoU to the effect was signed by GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Khalid Aftab and WWF-Pakistan Director-General Ali Hasan Habib on Monday at the Syndicate Committee Room of the university.
Under the agreement, the WWF-Pakistan would provide internships, jobs and volunteer work to GCU undergraduate and postgraduate students in various environmental and nature conservation projects. Dawm
PTB employees stage protest
Lahore: Dozens of employees of the Punjab Textbook Board (PTB) staging a protest demonstration on Monday against the boardís secretary for occupying the seat despite promotion to next grade and completion of deputation tenure.
The demo was organised by the PTB Employees Association outside the boardís office. The protesting employees chanted slogans and demanded the government immediately transfer the officer who was originally an employee of the Punjab School Education Department.
They said that PTB Secretary Afshan Zafar, despite serving in BPS-19, was working against the BPS-18 while her deputation period had also expired a long time back.
They also accused the higher authorities of favouring the officer saying otherwise she might have been transferred ever since completion of her deputation tenure. They vowed to continue protesting till transfer of the board's secretary.
Lahore: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) outperformed top business schools of Asia in an international competition held at Montreal, Canada, from January 3 to 10. According to a press statement on Monday, the Pakistani team, comprising Syed Nabeel Ahmed, Babar Hassan, Sayyed Sharjeel Musa and Muhammad Shahid Yazdani, from LUMS, accompanied by their coach Dr Irfan Butt, outperformed the top business schools of Asia, i.e. National University of Singapore and Nanyang Business School, Singapore. The news
'Ghost students' detected
Taxila: District Monitoring Officer (DMO) Saima Younis has discovered four different schools in tehsil Taxila in which ghost students have been enrolled.
During a surprise visit to various schools located in rural and remote areas of the city on Monday she found scores of ghost students enrolled in the schools attendance register.
The ratio of ghost students could be gauged from the fact that in Government Girls Primary School, Ban Bhoola, as many as 56 students were shown enrolled but actually only 36 students were physically present in the school.
The teams were stunned to see that most of the students have left the school since long but their names were still part of the class and teachers herself mark their attendance.
The teachers admitted that some students had left the school but their names had not been removed from the attendance register. Dawn
Boycott of duties for VC's recovery announced
Peshawar: Expressing serious concern over the government failure to recover the kidnapped vice-chancellor of Islamia College University, Ajmal Khan, the Class-III and IV employees associations of the university announced complete boycott of duties on Monday.
The decision was taken at a joint meeting of the executive bodies of both the organizations held on Monday. The participants of the meeting said that another video of the kidnapped vice-chancellor had been released but he could not be recovered even after four months.
They said their members would stop work and gather at the Khyber Union Hall of the university from today (Tuesday) till Thursday. A general body meeting of the two associations would be held at the Khyber Union Hall on Thursday wherein the next line of action will be finalised.
Jirga flays KP govt for failure to get VC released
Charsadda: The Hashtnagar grand jirga, a forum of the elders launched for securing safe release of Islamia College University Vice-Chancellor Ajmal Khan from the captivity of kidnappers, flayed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for not making any real effort to get him freed.
The elders appealed to the kidnappers to release the vice-chancellor on the grounds of Pakhtuns' traditions of empathy and Islamic brotherhood. The appeal was made at a meeting of the jirga that was organised in Marwanid village of Charsadda district on Monday and attended by elders including Mustafa Kamal Khan, Ibrahim Khan, Dost Muhammad Khan, Abdullah Jan Khan, Muhammad Shafiq Khan, Muhammad Rafiq Khan, Muhammad Akbar Khan, Ahmad Jan alias Jan Lala, Naeem Jan and Dr Sheharyar.
Speaking on the occasion, the elders said the provincial government had been unable to make any serious efforts for the safe recovery of Ajmal Khan. They expressed the hope that the kidnappers would leave the door of peaceful negotiation open for his safe release. They urged the kidnappers to release the VC on humanitarian grounds and save the family, friends, colleagues, students and well wishers of Ajmal Khan from further agony. The news