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 announced.

Interestingly, the deadline set for submission of admission forms by colleges and universities is earlier from the date of announcement of the results.

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 children.

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.

When contacted, 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

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"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?."
Name: Shahzaib
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 liye ghayaib hoga ya. Q."
Name: farhat ulla wazir
City, Country: Bannu NWFP, Pakistan

Name: abeer
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.

The official 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 federal government.

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 examination.

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.

FPSC 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.

Fakhar 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.

Actor 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 industry.

Madiha Gohar said the performing art and the Sufi poetry could help in eliminating hatred and extremism. The Nation

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