Higher Education Commission (HEC) Cuban medicine scholarship
Medical students leave for Cuba
Islamabad, July 14, 2008: After a painful
seven-month wait, around 65 more youth on Sunday left for Cuba to study general
medicine on scholarship. Fifty-five youth, including four girls, boarded various
flights for the Caribbean island from Islamabad and around 10 from Karachi. They
will have a stopover at Dubai on the way to their destination, a Higher
Education Commission (HEC) official said.
These students are
part of the last batch whose departure hit snags almost seven months ago after
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) raised certain objections to the
programme for which they had been enrolled in Cuba. A doctor or a dentist
requires his/her degree's recognition by the PMDC for practice in Pakistan.
There followed deliberations among the HEC, the PMDC and Cuban embassy
representatives on the subject and a PMDC team's visit to the North American
republic to examine medical teaching and laboratory facilities.
distraught youth, totalled around 640, heaved a sigh of relief last month when
the PMDC gave much-desired green light to their programme. Under the plan, the
students will be sent to Cuba in phases till August 3, Muhammad Sadiq of the HEC
said. He said that the HEC was bearing travel and other expenses of the
students. He said that students would be paid 50 Euros each as daily allowance
and would be bound to return to Pakistan for service for at least five
years. Daily Times
"i want to ask when t announcement for cuban medicines is gouing to b announced."
Name: naveed khan
City, Country: lahore pakistan
"salam, i m waiting a 3 batch in cuban scholarship in mbbs plz anyone inform me my adress thanxs."
City, Country: hyd, pakistan
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'QAU facing funds shortage'
Islamabad: Qauid-i-Azam University is badly suffering due to lack of funds.
Female students are seeking residence in the university hostels. Lack of funds
and allocation in the present budget presented by the PPP government has created
many problems, especially for the higher education institutes. There is much
regrettable situation in the top-level universities of the country.
Vice-chancellor of Qauid-I-Azam University (QAU) Dr Muhammad Qasim
Jan said, " QAU is the best public sector university, across the country,
students enroll here in different disciplines but lack of funds is the main
hurdle to expand the departments or create more seats for those students who
come from far-flung areas of the country to get admission in the university.
He said, "80 percent students were seeking hostel facilities but we could
not succeed to provide them hostels because of less capacity in the hostels due
to which a large numbers of the that students are living in rented houses or
with their relatives in miserable condition."
Only 20 percent students were
studying from the twin cities, who are day-scholars, and those who were living
in rented houses their studies are also affected due to skyrocketing house rents
and price hike, the VC told this correspondent.
Dr Qasim Jan said that
especially female students, 2,500 in numbers, were suffering more than male
students when they could not find place in the hostels.
"We are already
giving Rs 250 crore subsidy in transport to 6,000 students of the university and
fee schedule is also not much tough", he noted. However, the VC said that it was
difficult for the university to pay salaries to their employees in the current
available funds. He mentioned that several times the university advertised the
post of Director (Planning and Development) and some other vacant positions in
the university but no one was ready to come at that salary package which the
university was offering.
To a quarry, the VC said that to settle all these
problems he had a plan to construct more hostels in the university premises and
to start four-year under-graduate programme and for this purpose Rs 6 billion
PC1 submitted to the Higher Education Commission (HEC)", he mentioned.
another question, he said that so far no response from the government has come.
He further said that due to lack of funds he could not do accordingly in the
expansion of the university.
A top official of the HEC confirmed that funds released by the government to the HEC did not meet the requirements
so, therefore, the HEC was unable to release required funds to the universities,
especially QAU. The source further said the HEC continuously was convincing the
government for more funds in its meetings with government officials.
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NTS entry test of COMSATS, negligence to deprive students of entry test
Islamabad: Owing to oblivion of National Testing Service (NTS), hundreds of
aspiring students for the entry test of COMSATS are caught in agony, as the NTS
has not yet issued roll number slips to them.
The candidates did not receive
their roll number slips whereas their names were enrolled in the universities
website, while the test would be held today (Sunday).
Majority of the
students who want to appear in the test were standing in front of the National
Testing Serviceoffice for getting their roll number slips as according to
reparatory book "NAT-IM" that "with out roll number slip, no one is allowed to
sit in the test".
Students were of the view that for the last so many days
they had been asking on the phone about the roll number slips but the National
Testing Service officials simply replying, "be patient and we will send the
slips to every one whose names are in the list.
"When I inquired about the
roll number slip, the authorities informed that the slip would be dispatched on
her mailing address but I have yet to receive the slip", said Malahat Bukhari, a
She added that when she came to the National Testing Service
office no concerned person was available to issue her the roll number
Similarly, another student, Sadaf Batool, who came with her father to
get the roll number slip, said that her name was in the website of the
university but has not received the slip.
The test is being conducted today
(Sunday) but she is not sure whether she will be allowed to appear in the test
or not, she added.
When tried to contact Director Students Affairs of
National Testing Servicebut he was not available for comments. The Nation
"the procedure which follow the nts not good bcz it asking question from student of natural sciences about maths and english and the student of natural sciences does not know about it. i m requesting that plz evaluate the students in their own subjects.it is our big problen inshallah u will consider my comments thank u."
City, Country: peshawar, Pakistan
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