Admissions to KU evening programmes begin
Karachi, July 02: Admissions to the evening programme at the Karachi University (KU) began on Monday. An official of the institution said that the schedule for admissions to the Evening Programme in various disciplines had been announced.
These include master's programmes (two years/four semesters) and one-year diploma programmes leading to master's degree and one-year diploma programmes.
Admission booklets with application forms are available up to July 12 at the UBL Silver Jubilee (KU Campus) Gate Branch and the UBL University Campus branch during the working days against a payment of Rs800 each.The duly filled in forms along with the required documents will be accepted till July 12. Teaching is scheduled to start on August 15.
Ebad launches website of ZA Bhutto Law University
Karachi: Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan on Monday inaugurated the website of Pakistan's first law university named after Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that the website would facilitate the students.The governor was optimistic that youngsters who would come out of the institution after acquiring higher education in the realms of law would serve the country as well as the people.
He also lauded the Sindh government for establishing the country's first law university in the province.The chief justice of the Republic of Mauritania, Justice Yahefdhou, also addressed the ceremony.
He appreciated the efforts of the governor for the establishment of Pakistan's first law university.He said that the institution would equip the youngsters of the education with the discipline of law. He said that no nation could make headway without equipping its people with education.
He said that he was satisfied with the syllabus of the university.The chief justice of the Federal Shariat Court, Justice Agha Rafiq Ahmed Khan, Justice Syed Sajjad Ali Shah of the Sindh High Court, Vice-Chancellor Justice (Retd) Qazi Khalid and Sindh Law Minister Sikandar Ali Mundrio were also present on the occasion. The news
Lahore Matric results on 25th
Lahore: The matric results will be announced on July 25.
According to a Lahore board spokesperson, all boards of intermediate and secondary education across Punjab will declare results on July 25 in pursuance of the government policy to announce results on the same day. app
VC accused of illegal appointments
Peshawar: MPA Arif Yousaf on Monday told Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly that a vice-chancellor of two public sector universities was involved in illegal appointments of employees in the educational institutions.
"A single person has been heading two major public sector universities and two departments in one of them," he said while speaking on a point of order.
The mover, without mentioning the name of Vice-chancellor Ihsan Ali, said that it was next to impossible for a single person to administer two universities including Islamia College University, Peshawar and Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan.
Besides heading two universities, the MPA said, the vice-chancellor had also appointed himself as head of the two departments in ICU.
He alleged that the vice-chancellor was involved in illegal appointment in the universities. The MPA demanded of the House to immediately stop appointments in the best interest of the universities.
Responding to the allegation, adviser to chief minister on higher education Mushtaq Ghani asked the mover to bring proper question on the issue then proper response would be given to him in the light of rules and regulations. Dawn
Teachers demand lifting ban on recruitment at universities
Lahore: Vice-chancellors of the public sector universities have reiterated their demand urging the government to lift ban on the appointment in higher education institutions since it was proving a hurdle in the smooth functioning of universities. They said promotions of many teachers to the next cadre were pending and the ban was a hurdle in the promotion of teachers because teachers are promoted after following a procedure of giving advertisements in the newspapers and then selection process. They added that many academic departments are undergoing expansion process and they need new faculty members to support the new programmes. For this purpose universities usually have active hiring plan during the summer, however, this season universities have been barred from following their hiring plans.
Punjab University Academic Staff Association president Ahsan Sharif and secretary Javed Sami have also demanded the government to not treat universities like public sector factories. They said it was more than a hard task to manage five campuses, 75 disciplines and over 32,000 students. They said there was an established procedure for recruitment in Punjab University and the appointments were made through selection committees purely on merit and the ban on recruitment was causing problems for the university. They said instead of supporting growth at the universities, the government was trying to create hurdles.
They also criticised the government for the budgetary proposals of withdrawal of 75 per cent tax rebate given on the salary of teachers. They have also demanded the government to take back this decision and life ban on recruitments in all public sector academic institutions. The universities had received a letter on June 6 from the government, banning new appointments and advertisements in the newspapers. Fresh graduates are also desperately waiting for the ban to be lifted so that they could test their fate in the selection boards at public sector institutions. Daily times
Pak students visit Oxford University
Lahore: A 40-member delegation of students, which is on a study tour of renowned foreign universities following the education-friendly policy of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, visited the Oxford University on Monday and saw its various sections. Director South Asian Studies, Oxford University, Dr Mathew McCartney, gave a lecture to the position-holder students and informed them about the history and admission procedure of the university. Talking on the occasion, Dr Mathew McCartney said that sending of merit scholars to renowned universities of the world by the chief minister was a commendable step. The news