HEC awaits funds
Islamabad, July 27: The government's Rs8.5 billion bailout package for Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) shows that education is nowhere in priorities of decision makers.
It was stated by Vice President (VP) All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) Prof Zahid Majeed while talking to Dawn.
He said that Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan gave 100 percent results, if it would be compared with other departments of Pakistan like PSM and Pakistan Railways (PR) as their survival is totally dependent on bailout packages.
Mr Zahid said that even last year government of Pakistan issued/passed more than Rs10 billion package for PSM but there is no progress in this department.
"On the other hand HEC of Pakistan gave remarkable results in the meager budget allocated for higher education. We are not demanding extra budget we are just requesting to be provided 9 billion rupees of last quarter of the last year, announced by government," he said.
"The government committed Rs11 billion for the last quarter of financial year 2011-2012 for recurring and development. The administrative staff of universities were worried and concerned for their salaries and developmental projects," he added.
Prof Zahid said many employees of universities inquired whether they would get their salary next month or not. PhD scholars are also confused and worried about their financial support.
The universities' developmental projects are closed or slowed down as HEC informed them that it does not have money for development projects and salaries because the government is not providing last quarter's budget to HEC. Dawn
BISE to hold supplementary exam in September
Rawalpindi: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Rawalpindi, on Thursday announced that matriculation supplementary examination would start from September 25.
BISE announced the result of Secondary School Certificate Examination 2012 on July 25, declaring 68,925 candidates successful out of 111,581 who appeared in the exam.
According to a notification, BISE will receive the admission forms with regular fee until August 15. However, the candidates will have the opportunity to submit their forms with double fee by August 28 and with triple fee by August 30.
The admission forms are available on the board's website: www.biserwp.edu.pk for which the candidates will have to deposit Rs 100 against each form as its price along with the fee. app
PU reference on Moeen
Lahore: Punjab University Department of Public Relations will organize a condolence reference in the memory of renowned the late journalists, Hamid Javed and Moeen Ahmed, on Wednesday, August 1, at 6pm at Executive Club.
PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, families of the deceased and education reporters will participate in the event.
Punjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Mujahid Kamran has expressed grief over sad demise of Prof Dr Hamid Latif Siddiqui of the Institute of Chemistry.
In a condolence statement, the VC said that the nation had deprived of a great scientist. He prayed that Allah might grant courage to the members of bereaved family to bear the loss. The news