Lahore universities and colleges admission schedule
Admissions to govt colleges before intermediate results
Lahore, July 30, 2008: Different public sector universities and colleges have
announced admission schedule for undergraduate classes despite the fact that
result of intermediate examination 2008 is yet to be
Interestingly, the deadline set for submission of admission
forms by colleges and universities is earlier from the date of announcement of
The boards of intermediate and secondary education (BISEs)
of the province would announce result of Intermediate Annual Examination 2008 on
August 15 whereas various colleges have set last date for submission of
admission forms earlier from this date, which according to students and their
parents is not justified.
They are of the view that if the government
colleges and universities complete the admission process before announcement of
results, most of the students who can not submit forms there will have to rely
on private colleges and universities.
They said if the admission
schedule was to be announced before the results were declared by the colleges
for their ease, the deadline should not be fixed prior to result announcement to
facilitate the students to maximum.
A number of
students and their parents said government colleges and universities were their
top priority because affordable fee was charged there as compared to the
institutes ran by the private sector.
They were of the view that colleges
and universities should announce admission schedule after the announcement of
results so that those who passed the exam have did not face any difficulty in
getting admission in the government run institutes.
Mansoor, farther of a
student, said it was strange that some government colleges had announced the
admission schedule for undergraduate programmes.
He said admissions
prior to announcement of results were not justified as students had few options
left in selecting an institute of their choice, which they could afford.
Quoting an example, he said Kinnaird College for Women had recently
announced the admission schedule for undergraduate programmes (BA/BSc/BBA etc)
while August 8 has been fixed as deadline for submission of the admission forms.
Mansoor said the private colleges and universities charged handsome
amount as admission fee, tuition fee and other charges owing to which people
preferred sending their children to government run colleges. The results of
intermediate exam would be declared on August 15, he said, adding in case a
student could not qualify exam, he/she would have to lose the money spent on the
admission prospectus and other related activities.
Sidra, a student said
she was waiting for her result, adding it would have been better if the Kinnaird
College for Women administration had announced admission schedule after the
results were announced.
Sidra was of the view that owing to inflation,
parents of the students were quite disturbed, adding most of them could not
afford to buy prospectus of different colleges for their
Mazhar, another citizen said the government should centralise
admissions, adding schedule in this connection should be announced on uniform
basis to facilitate students.
A uniform schedule would help students
with many options, he said, adding that otherwise they would have limited
options for admissions.
He said the Government College University (GCU)
had also announced admission schedule for its BS Computer Science programme
while the last date to submit admission forms was August 16 just one day after
the result of intermediate exams would be announced.
Punjab Higher Education Secretary Arifa Saboohi expressed ignorance regarding
the announcement of admission schedule by different colleges and universities
saying she would take up the issue with the colleges and universities concerned. The News
"This is totally UNJUSTIFIABLE to ask students to get admissions in next classes before their results for Intermidiate is declared Is there no one to ask.... Where is our Education Ministry?."
City, Country: Lahore, Pakistan
"i think this is really an unjustice. because when we are not sure of our result how can we move forward?."
Name: ghulam rabbani khan
City, Country: jhang, Pakistan
"yar ye hec ka fata and balochistan ka scalr ship ka test howa ta 15.10.2008 ko. is ka result ghayab ho gaya. is mai seyasi loog mudakhlat kartay hai.is liye ghayaib hoga ya. Q."
Name: farhat ulla wazir
City, Country: Bannu NWFP, Pakistan
"RESPECTABIES THIS IS REALLY A SAD NEWS THAT SOME PEOPLE (INCLUDING ME) COULD NOT GET ADMISSIONS IN CURRENTLY DISSCUSSED UNIVERSITIES.THIS IS NOT DONE,THE TIME BEFORE RESULTS,IS AN IMPORTANT TIME FOR THE CHOISE OF FIELD FOR STUDENTS FUTURE AND WE CAN NOT MAKE DISSISIONS UNTILL WE FIND OUR POSSISION IN RESULTS. ."
City, Country: LAHORE, Pakistan
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OMG to be operational again: FPSC likely to recruit 200 section officers for OMG
Lahore: The Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) is likely to conduct a special examination in November to
recruit 200 people on the posts of BS-17 section officers, a senior
Establishment Division official said on Tuesday.
said that the examination was being held after 10 yeas, and the successful
candidates could be trained under the Office Management Group (OMG) in the
According to government statistics, the OMG and the
Military Land and Cantonment (MLC) were removed from the list of occupational
groups of the Central Superior Services (CSS) examination in 1999. The 12
occupational groups in the 27th Common Training Programme (year 2000) were:
District Management Group, Police Services of Pakistan, Customs, Foreign Office,
Income Tax, Pakistan Audit and Accounts and Services, Pakistan Railways, Postal
Group, Information Group, Commerce group, MLC and OMG. In March 2008 (37th
Common), the federal government included the MLC in the CSS
The Establishment Division official said that as the OMG was
going to be operational after a decade, the posts would be filled by section
officers and not by promoting officials in the Federal Secretariat. He said that
200 section officers would be posted directly in the Federal Secretariat to fill
the vacuum of OMG officials, adding that the proposal has been sent to the prime
minister for approval in this regard.
Secretary Bashir Ahmad Chohan said that the Establishment Division had proposed
the move. "It will be premature to say anything before it is confirmed. We have
not received any letter from the Establishment Division in this regard," he
said. He said that after getting the letter, the commission would lay down rules
and regulation for the recruitment of section officers. Daily Times
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Varsities to promote Sufi, Punjabi culture
Lahore: The provincial universities will be holding cultural activities for the
promotion of various Punjabi traditions, culture, poetry, history and language
besides organising such function, which will ultimately lead towards promoting
Sufism and inter-religious harmony.
Besides this, the cultural activities and
Sufi conferences will be held at the Governor's House on different occasions.
For the conferences, people from the East Punjab (India) will be also invited,
and a Punjabi university will be established as well.
This was told to the
mediamen by Governor Punjab Salman Taseer, while addressing a press conference
held here at the Governor's House on Tuesday. Also present on the occasion were:
Fakhar Zaman, Mustafa Qureshi, Madiha Gohar, Farkhanda Lodhi, Sabir Lodhi,
Ibrar-ul-Haq and others.
Salman Taseer, while asserting that the Punjabi
language had not been given the kind of attention which it deserved, said the
language was our recognition, and those nations become deadened which forgot
their language. "We need to introduce our present generation with the language
of the land so that the next generations can realise the worth of their
inheritance, which is outlined by the Sufis poetry, history, culture, traditions
and folk dances, and these are the essence of the Punjab," he said adding that
the public-sector universities would be holding cultural activities for the
promotion of the traditions of the province. "The universities and other
institutions will be holding cultural functions where the youth will be
involved. Secondly, special programmes will be held on August 6 and 26 on Waris
Shah (RA) and Baba Bulhay Shah (RA) respectively, which will be followed by a
Sufi conferences at the Governor's House for impeding negative inclinations
among the youths," told the Governor.
Salman Taseer said they had been
feeling that the Punjabi language was ignored by all. "Today, our children are
ignorant about the language. There have been deliberate attempts at destroying
the Punjab culture. The public educational institutions have given suggestions
in this regard, which will be actualised. The youth like the Sufi poetry and
arts for the promotion of which doors of the Governor's House will be wide open
for all to attend the cultural programmes," he said.
While replying to a
question, the Governor said a Punjabi university would be established soon. "We
will take the Punjab government along with us in this regard, and nothing of the
sort will be done which can create political friction," he said.
Zaman, while appreciating the Governor for taking the initiatives aimed at
promoting the Punjabi cultural activities, suggested that besides the Sufis from
the Punjab, Saints of the other provinces should be also included.
Mustafa Qureshi suggested that old Pakistani Punjabi films should be screened in
India as well, like the Indian films were being screened in Pakistan. "Today we
are being threatened by extremism, which can only be thwarted through the
cultural activities and the Sufi poetry," he said vowing to revive the film
Madiha Gohar said the performing art and the Sufi poetry could help
in eliminating hatred and extremism. The Nation
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