Rawalpindi board SSC result
Rawalpindi, July 20: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Rawalpindi, will announce the result of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Examination 2011 tomorrow (Thursday). According to board Spokesman Arsalan Ali Cheema the results are in its final phase of preparations and the board chairman would announce the result in a special ceremony.
QAU syndicate to get probe report briefing on Saturday
Islamabad: The Quaid-I-Azam University (QAU) has called an emergency meeting of Syndicate, the highest decision-making body of the university, on Saturday in which the findings and recommendations of the inquiry committee on alleged harassment case against Controller Examination would be presented to get them approved.
A female student of Plant Sciences had file an application in the VC office against the Controller Examination, Sardar Babar, alleging that she was sexually harassed by the Controller on which the VC had constituted a four-member inquiry committee to probe the allegations.
It is expected that the decision is going to be against the Controller Examination and in favour of the student. The sources informed that the way the meeting of Syndicate has been called and the findings of the committee has not been made public, it seems that the committee has given its decision against him and it is very likely that the meeting of the highest decision-making body has been called to get its approval against the Controller Examination.
The agenda of the meeting has not been circulated among the members according to the usual practice that enables the members to study the issues and to discuss and give their final opinion on them in the meeting instead the things are being kept secret that shows the mala fide intensions of the university administration.
As the inquiry committee was biased due to prolonged tussle between the controller and its two main members it is very likely that they may recommend to terminate the services of the controller on the bases of this case and the cases that appeared in the past against him to settle old scores with him.
It has also been learnt reliably that the Controller had expressed his mistrust on the committee but the Vice Chancellor had ensured him that the findings would not go against him as the charges levelled against him in the application were of minor nature and nothing would happen to him so he did not challenge the committee. But if the committee recommends his dismissal, he would definitely move the court against the decision.
As the student did not level allegations of molestation in the application but alleged that she was only sexually bribed verbally by him even on such charges, if found true, an officer of grade 20 cannot be removed from his services, opined a senior official of the university.
Owing to various reasons a lobby was against the Controller and wanted to remove him from the seat. The recent upgradation of the Registrar of the university, Shafiq-ur-Rehman, from grade 20 to 21 despite that he was working on probation period and did not meet the required criterion was also a matter of concern for the Controller as he was the senior most official eligible for any upgradation and he wanted to challenge that decision.
There are also rumours at the university and few officials allege that the Controller was inefficient and had a loose moral character. The nation
NUST cancels entrance test
Islamabad: The entrance test conducted by the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) for BE, BS Mathematics, BCS held on July 17 has been cancelled. The test will be rescheduled in two to three weeks and candidates will be informed about the exact date soon.
High hopes pinned on MHPE programme of KMU
Peshawar: Khyber Medical University (KMU) has launched Master's in Health Profession Education (MHPE) programme for the first time in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Prof Dr Muhammad Hafizullah, vice-chancellor of the KMU, inaugurated the programme at a ceremony held on the new campus near the Shalman Park in Hayatabad. Founding vice-chancellor of the university Prof Dr Mohammad Daud was chief guest on the occasion.
Dr Hafizullah said the programme would enable the health professionals to bring about necessary changes in training of health educators in accordance with global challenges and local needs.
Dr Daud said the education of health professionals had a direct effect on improving human resources for health in support of national priorities. He said the focus has moved from scientific and technical to include a more practical and applied approach in the context of the social responsibility of medical schools and a commitment to the integration of teaching experiences and teacher development for day-to-day work. He said new advancements in learning methods, assessment of students, curriculum design, faculty development and the evaluation of programmes for health professions education had created an imperative for capacity building among professors in health institutions in the country.
He said the programme included building of the capacity of the health professionals, improvement in the conduct and students assessment at all levels and application of approaches to the rigorous evaluation of curriculum and new programmes.
Dr Hafizullah said that the MHPE degree was designed to help educators to develop the necessary skills to lead educational enterprise through a rapidly changing health sciences environment. The news
Punjab boards Matric results
Lahore: All the eight education boards in Punjab are declaring matriculation annual examination results on Thursday (tomorrow). Dawn
Teachers' transfers begin
Rajanpur: Following the directions of the Punjab government, the EDO Education Malik Irshad Ahmad has started transfers of the teachers according to the new transfer policy.
Talking to media, Punjab Teachers Union District leaders Saleem Akbar Khan and Habibullah lauded the efforts of EDO Education Malik Irshad Ahmad. They also said that any interference by the politicians in teachers transfer would not be tolerated. The nation