Papers rescheduled in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
UoP reschedules various papers
Peshawar, July 31: The University of Peshawar has postponed
examination papers of various faculties scheduled for August 2, 3 and 4
due to floods across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to a press
release the papers were supposed to be held on Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday. It said that the postponed papers included Bachelor's of
Education scheduled for August 2, Master's of Education set for August 3
and MBA on August 4. The rest of the papers from August 5 onwards would
be held as per the already announced schedule.
It further said
the candidates who missed their papers on July 29 and 30, 2010 due to
blockades of land routes might approach the examination section through
head of departments in case of regular students, and through
superintendents of examination centres in case of private students so
that the papers they had missed could be rearranged for them. The news
"According to new order, the Entrance Test (ETEA) for Admission to B.Sc Engg/Non-Engg. Programmes has been postponed once again from 5th August 2010 till further order. New test date will soon be advertised in Press and Media."
City, Country: Peshawar
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UET postpone entry test
Peshawar: According to a press release issued by the University of Engineering and
Technology (UET), the entrance test 2010 for admission to UET and
affiliated engineering colleges of the province, which was to be held on
Aug 1, now would be held on Aug 5 at Col Sher Khan Stadium in Peshawar
and Ayub Medical College at Abbottabad simultaneously. Dawn
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KMU extends date for entry test registration
Peshawar: Due to torrential rains and floods in the Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa province, Khyber Medical University here Friday announced
one day extension in the registration date for candidates who wanted to
appear in the entry test for admission to medical and dental
collages.The decision was made after a meeting presided over by acting
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Muhammad.
included varsity Registrar Dr Jalilur Rehman, Treasurer Abdul Sadeeque,
Controller Examinations Prof Dr Shehnaz Akhtar and Prof Dr Abid Hussain
of the Khyber Medical College.
The acting VC said the
registration process would continue till August 2 while registration
centres would remain open on Saturday and Sunday for convenience of the
students.The entry test would be arranged at the Army Stadium Peshawar
and the Ayub Medical College Abbottabad at 9 a.m. on August 8.The
candidates were advised to call the university authorities at phone 091-5813015 for further inquiry. The news
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Varsities unable to pay raise in salaries
Islamabad: The universities, financed by the Higher Education
Commission (HEC), are unable to pay increased salaries to their
employees as per the Federal Government's decision in the budget for the
year 2010-2011, which was to be effective from July 1, 2010.
claims that the allocations for the current financial year do not
include the funds required for paying additional 50 percent of the
salaries that would be due from August 1, 2010 when the salary for the
month of July is to be paid.
Professor Fateh Moham-mad Malik, Rector
International Islamic University Isla-mabad (IIUI), while talking to
TheNation said that IIUI had paid fifty percent increased salaries to
its lower staff (BPS1 to 16) but it would not give the fifty percent
increment to its senior officers. He was of the view that HEC had
advised them to generate own resources to meet that increment in the
salaries of the staff. However, the said increment would only be given
to the senior officers after having proper resources, he maintained.
Vice Chancellor of Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Dr Masoom
Yas-inzai, while addressing the protesting staff on Friday,
categorically said that QAU needed three hundred million rupees in order
to pay the increased salaries to its staff, adding that unless Higher
Education Commission would give this amount to the university, the
increased salary structure might not be implemented.
All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) has also
announced to observe black day on August 3 against the budgetary cuts
imposed by the government on the Higher Education Commission which has
put the development projects on hold. It is also feared that if the
present situation, with regard to budgetary cuts, is not improved the
universities would not be able to pay the salaries to their employees
after couple of months.
The universities at a meeting with HEC on July 28 decided that the
student fee should be increased, which FAPUASA has apposed saying that
the move would make the higher education out of reach for a common man.
It has been leant that University of Sindh, University of Jamshro
and Khairpoor University have not given 50 percent increment to their
employees, which has been causing resentment among the academic and
non-academic staff of the universities.
General Secretary of
Academic Staff Association of Allama Iqbal Open University, Zahid
Majeed, said the notification for the raise of faculty's salaries had
been issued but the faculty members were not getting the medical
allowance. He demanded that the medical allowance should also be raised
in the similar fashion as the HEC had increased the 35 percent medical
allowance of its employees.
The officials of HEC, when contacted,
said the HEC wanted that every body should get the 50 percent raise but
in the recurring budget of the current financial year, the additional
budget for the 50 percent salary raise, announced by the government, had
not been allocated.
They said that for paying the 50 percent raise
in salaries, the Commission needed at least Rs 7 billion and in that
regard the Commission was negotiating with the government to allocate
the supplementary grant for the payments. Despite the lapse of one
month, the government had not released the amount allocated for the
current financial year, they added. The nation
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Plan to ensure better education
Lahore: Secretary School Education Department Punjab Muhammad
Aslam Kamboh said the objective of rationalisation of staff was to
ensure their allocation on workload basis and student-teacher ratio
according to actual need of a school.
Chairing a high level
departmental meeting held to review the pace of rationalisation, he said
that surplus staff would be adjusted to the nearest school deficient in
staff under this process and a vacancy could be filled through transfer
or recruitment at once. He added no teacher would be declared surplus
and their job security would be fully ensured. He further said the
exercise of rationalisation was being conducted to address complaints
regarding shortage of staff, ensure quality education without extra
financial burden and to give a reasonable workload to every teacher to
ensure feasible enrolment for each school. The meeting was told that
EDOs (Education) with the coordination of DMOs and DEOs shall prepare a
rationalisation plan. The committee would scrutinise the rationalisation
plan on case to case basis and grant its approval.
rationalisation plan would be notified by the concerned EDO
(Education), he said adding the whole rationalisation exercise shall be
completed before August 14, 2010.
Muhammad Aslam Kamboh further
said Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif had sanctioned the
up-gradation of 1,834 schools adding under this scheme 400 middle
schools would be up-graded to high school and 434 primary schools would
be up-graded to middle schools. "The surplus staff may be posted in
these schools for making them functional in public interest", he added. The news
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