UET test leak probe | New GCU VC

Body formed to probe UET test leak
Lahore, July 27: Chief Minster Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday formed a three-member committee to investigate the question paper leak of entrance test of the University of Engineering & Technology (UET).

The committee, comprising Zafar Iqbal Qureshi of LUMS, Anti-Corruption Punjab DG Abid Javed and Higher Education Department Secretary Haseeb Athar, has been directed to submit a report within 72 hours.

Meanwhile, the committee formed by UET Vice-Chancellor Lt Gen (r) Akram Khan and headed by Prof Dr Zubair A Khan, has appealed to the general public to share information in connection with leak of the entrance testís content.

Those who have any information in this regard can share information on 0300-8429702 while names of those sharing information will be kept secret, a press release issued by UET has said.

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Matric result on August 2: minister
Lahore: A meeting of chairmen of all the boards of intermediate & secondary education (BISEs) of the province was held here on Tuesday to review the preparation of result of matriculation.

The meeting, chaired by Minister for Education Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman was also attended by Secretary Higher Education Haseeb Athar, Additional Secretary (academic) Zarak Mirza and boards IT Consultant Dr Majid. After the meeting, the minister said that Matric 2011 exam's result would be announced by all the boards of the province on August 2. He claimed that new online system was in fact great initiative of the Punjab government which had helped eliminate booti mafia from the examination system of the province.

He said the system was being opposed by the booti mafia, however, the government was committed to ensuring 100 percent transparency in the exams. He also claimed that the Matric result, though could not be announced on July 21, was not late than the previous year.

"Last year, the result was announced on August 4 and this year it will be announced on August 2 which is in fact before the previous year," he said and added that the chief minister was personally looking into the matter. The minister said that the officials showing slackness had no room in the Education Department.

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New GCU VC spells out priorities
Lahore: Government College University (GCU) newly appointed Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleequr Rahman has said that the administration of universities are not meant to impose their decisions on the academicians, instead they have better job of facilitating the faculty to put the university on a path leading to international acclaim.

VC Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleequr Rahman said this while addressing his maiden meeting with all academic and administrative heads of the university on Tuesday. "Motivated and dedicated faculty, disciplined environment and impressive infrastructure are prerequisites to become a world class university," he added.

The meeting was convened to discuss and address the difficulties faced by the faculty members and set a roadmap for strengthening the academic and administrative system of the university.

Prof Khaleeq said he believed in decentralisation of power, hard work and collective strengthen. He said he would take all the steps to motivate his colleagues and provide them conducive and peaceful working environment so that GC University Lahore could be made a hub of quality education and research activities in Pakistan.

The Vice Chancellor listened to the suggestions of all the academic and administrative heads and pledged to provide them his all-out support. The news

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GCU registrar slot: Governor seeks reasons for summary's rejection
Lahore: The Punjab governor has asked the higher education secretary and Government College University vice chancellor to explain why the summary for Sahibzada Faisal Khurshid's appointment as regular registrar was rejected, which was sent through the GCU Syndicate and was supposed to be put up before the chief minister and then before the chancellor.

A letter issued by the Governor's Secretariat and addressed to the Punjab higher education secretary and the GCU VC has referred a petition submitted to the governor by former GCU registrar Khurshid and sought that the case of his appointment as registrar should be examined and a report, along with views and para-wise comments, should be

furnished to it for information and orders of the governor/chancellor.

A three-member Search Committee comprising former GCU vice-chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Aftab, GCU Professor Emeritus Dr Khalid Hameed Sheikh and University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz, besides higher education department additional secretary, being the nominee of the secretary, had recommended Khurshid, in order of merit, for his appointment as registrar on a regular basis. The GCU Syndicate had later moved the summary to the higher education department for its onward submission to the chief minister. However, higher education secretary Haseeb Athar, reportedly, did not put up the summary before the chief minister and on May 21 wrote a letter to the GCU acting vice chancellor that stated: "I am directed to inform that the case regarding appointment of registrar, GCU, is hereby rejected in the higher education department. It was decided that on arrival of the regular vice-chancellor, the case will be taken up."

Mr Khurshid, in his petition submitted to the governor, stated the role of higher education department and the Punjab government was only of a post office in matters where appointments were recommended by the Search Committee and approved by the Syndicate under Section 14 of the Government College University Ordinance 2002. He stated the department secretary's order lacked jurisdiction.

The contract of Mr Khurshid as registrar had expired on Oct 11 last year and he was directed by the then GCU VC to continue working as registrar till the appointment of a regular incumbent. The GCU Syndicate on the recommendation of a Search Committee had sent three names, including that of Mr Khurshid, for onward submission to the chancellor for appointment of one of the recommended people. However, the higher education secretary sent back the case with the remarks that the matter would be taken up after appointment of a regular VC.

GCU VC Prof Dr Khaleequr Rehman said he had asked his staff to put up the case of appointment of regular registrar on Wednesday (today). Dawn

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PU results
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Examinations Department on Tuesday announced the results of BSEd, 3rd Professional, 2nd Annual Exam 2009, and 1st Annual Exam 2010. Detailed result is available on PU website www.pu.edu.pk. The news

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