Medical college entry test on August 8
Peshawar, July 10: Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar has announced schedule for Entry Test 2010 for admissions in the public and private sector medical colleges of the province.
The schedule was announced after a meeting chaired by KMU vice-chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Hafizullah. Principals of all the government-run and private medical and dental colleges from across the province attended the meeting.
This is for the first time that the entry test would be conducted by the Khyber Medical University. Earlier it used to be organized by the Entry Testing and Evaluation Authority (EATA). The test would be held on August 8 simultaneously at Karnal Sher Khan Stadium, Peshawar and Ayub Medical College (AMC), Abbottabad.
Application forms will be issued from July 19 and could be submitted from July 21 to August 1 at Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (IPM&R), Hayatabad Peshawar and AMC, Abbottabad. The entry test forms and admit cards will be available for Rs1,000 at the prescribed branches of National Bank of Pakistan in various cities of the province.
Addressing the meeting, Dr Hafizullah said that in future for the comfort of the students registration process shall be started early and hopefully will be entirely web-based and there will be multiple centres in the province instead of only two.
The vice-chancellor said the KMU would only make the arrangements for registration and holding of the Entry Test 2010 and the admissions in the colleges would be done as per previous procedure.Two committees were constituted to oversee the arrangements for registration and entry test.
The committee for Abbottabad will be headed by Prof Dr Muhammad Ayub, vice principal AMC, Abbottabad, and the committee for Peshawar will be supervised by Prof Dr Abid Hussain of Khyber Girls Medical College, Peshawar. Every medical and dental college will nominate one faculty member for their respective committee. The newsYour Comments
Degrees of several more lawmakers found bogus
Lahore: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has received verification details from the universities concerned about the academic degrees of parliamentarians, and the certificates of several more members of provincial and national assemblies have been found to be fake or suspicious, including two federal ministers, a private TV channel reported on Friday.
According to the channel, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Member of National Assembly (MNA) Mazhar Hayat is a fake-degree holder because the US university concerned did not verify his certificate. The Abdul Latif Bhitai University has also declared Balochistan Senator Nawabzada Magsi's BA degree fake, while the seminary degrees of Balochistan Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Abdul Samad and two Khyber Pakhtunkhwa MPAs – Abdul Qayyum Khan and Syed Javed Hussain – were reported to be fake along with parliamentarian Wali Muhammad's degree, the channel reported. The Bahawalpur Islamia University has also declared PML-N MPA Saima Aziz's degree fake. The educational credentials of Minister for Postal Services Mir Israrullah Zahri and Minister for Livestock Mir Humayun Aziz Kurd were found to be "suspicious" during the initial scrutiny, as the universities authorised by the HEC had not issued their respective degrees, the channel reported.
The HEC has also received objections from the universities concerned on the academic degrees of PML-N MNA Salman Mohsin Gillani, MNA Wasim Afzal, KP MPA Gulistan Khan, and Balochistan MPA Rubina Zafar Zahri.
HEC to send data on degrees' verification to ECP by 20th
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC), which has started receiving back the certificates of public representatives sent to the universities concerned for verification, is likely to send the compiled data to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) by July 20.
According to sources, so far more than 70 certificates have been received back by the HEC from different degree-awarding institutions after their comments on the validity of the degrees. According to the set procedure, the university registrar or controller has to verify the degree while the vice chancellor of the university would counter-sign it.
A three-member committee of the HEC would determine if the set criteria was fully followed by the universities concerned.
The HEC had issued a July 15 deadline to the universities to complete the task. However, it is expected that the deadline would be extended to some universities in order for them to satisfactorily complete the verification process.
PU asks HEC to send original degrees of MPs
Lahore: The PU verification committee's members have demanded that the Higher Education Commission (HEC) send them the original degrees of parliamentarians in the context of doubts created by the vague photocopies, which do not have any adequate records.
The committee's members said that in addition to the verification of the bachelor's degrees, the matriculation and intermediate degrees of these parliamentarians should also be reviewed. Members of degree verification committees of various varsities condemned the criticism being dished out by parliamentarians, saying that they only wanted to disturb the current setup in order to hide the truth about their academic achievements.
According to sources, the verifying of degrees is still under process and the PU has asked the HEC to send the original degrees of all 313 parliamentarians, especially of 35 parliamentarians they have specifically named.
A source, seeking anonymity said that around two dozen parliamentarians' roll numbers and registration numbers were not in the PU's record, adding that the varsity has informed the HEC in this regard.
More checks: The members of the PU degree verification committee said that in order to fully expose the corruption of these parliamentarians; their matriculation and intermediate certificates should also be verified.
They further added that during the verification process, they came to know that many parliamentarians had purchased degrees by tampering with originals candidate's name. They said that several parliamentarians did not even have the record of their matriculation and intermediate certificates and had still obtained a bachelor's degree. The members of the verification committee said that through this "hue and cry", the parliamentarians could not influence the verification process and these moves only further exposed them.
Also, members of the teaching community from different universities on Friday condemned the parliamentarians of the Punjab Assembly on passing a condemnation resolution against the media and said that some corrupt parliamentarians whose degrees were declared fake were behind this resolution. "The whole country knows that the exercise in connection with fake degrees of parliamentarians had borne fruit as the real faces of several corrupt parliamentarians were revealed... that is why they are bent on seeking revenge," they said. Daily times
Hearing put off against Ghafoor's degrees
Lahore: An Election Tribunal of the Lahore High Court on Friday deferred hearing to July 23 of a petition challenging the academic degrees of provincial Minister of PML-N Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor.
The provinvial minister had filed a civil miscellaneous application, saying that the petition filed against him was not maintainable, as the Higher Education Commission, Punjab University and the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education had verified his degrees.
The counsel for the petitioner on Friday sought time from the court to file a rejoinder to the application of the minister. The petition was filed by Rana Muhammad Tariq, a defeated candidate of the PPP from PP-161, Lahore.
The petitioner had taken the plea that the FA, BA and MA degrees possessed by provincial Minister Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor were bogus and he was liable to be disqualified under Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution. The news