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UoP syndicate approves new criteria for promotions
Peshawar, June 27, 2008: The University of Peshawar syndicate has come up with
a formula for promotion of the non-PhD teachers who did not fulfil the promotion
criteria set by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
The HEC has
formulated rules making PhD degree necessary for promotion of university
teachers, which is deemed a major hurdle in the promotion of those senior
faculty members who are experienced but do not possess doctorate in various
The syndicate in its meeting held here on Thursday came up with a
solution and evolved a formula following the footsteps of the University of
Punjab, said a source privy to the meeting.
"Under the formula, the
faculty which does not have a PhD degree but a specified length of service would
be given one-scale promotion without changing their designation," sources
The lecturers in BPS-18 with 10 years experience of service would
be promoted to next grade, BPS-19, but will remain in the same designation. The
Assistant Professors in BPS-19 with 17 years of service would be promoted to
next grade, BPS-20 and Associate Professor working in BPS-20 would be promoted
to BPS-21 under the new formula formulated by the syndicate meeting chaired by
UoP Vice-chancellor Azmat Hayat Khan.
"The University of Peshawar has
about 600 teachers. About 100 will join Islamia College University so hardly 18
senior teachers would benefit form the new formula for promotion," sources
A member of the syndicate said that University of Punjab had also
decided to promote their senior non-PhD teachers who did not fulfil the
promotion criteria of the HEC.
Teachers at all public sector universities
were also upgraded one-step by former prime minister Shaukat Aziz in 2005 on
Salam Teachers' Day.
Some senior administrative officers at UoP wanted
upgradation which was followed by faculty members saying that they should also
be given promotion despite the fact that they did not have PhD
The syndicate had set a promotion criterion for administrative
officers on its agenda for the meeting but it ended up with coming up a formula
for the promotion of the non-PhD faculty too.
working in BPS-20 for five years, having 30 years of service, would be eligible
for promotion to BPS-21. The syndicate approved cases of Controller Examination
Iftikhar Hussain, Sherin Zada working as Registrar and Director Admissions and
Director Finance Sanaullah.
Whereas, Mohammad Islam, director P&D
could not be promoted as he did not fulfil the required number of years of
experience for promotion, sources said.
Ajmal Khan, who was working as
director VC Secretariat was also promoted to BPS-21, the syndicate member
"the nwfp. college teachers are in high spirits these days. I want the web to inititiate a debate on the topic of their promotions in next grades, IS it feasible to promote these chaps who teach century-old courses to students, resulting in nothing but stagnation and status-quo ."
City, Country: NWFP.PAKISTAN
"SALAM..I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT RESULT LIST OF THEOLOGY LECTURER WHICH WAS RECENTLY PASSED THE NTS EXAM. THANX."
Name: IMTIAZ AHMAD
City, Country: PESHAWAR.PAKISTAN
"Salam, i have scored 78 marks in the nts recruitment test for lecturer selection. .... please tell me the current status of the selection. either the staff has been selected or still the process is in progress.... please inform me..............."
Name: Muhammad Altaf Khan
City, Country: kohat.PAKISTAN
"will this is a great step but here it is worth mentioning that the experience should be in the same university or others universities experience can also be considered. and what about the superannuated(60+) faculty? "
Name: Umar Zeb
City, Country: Mardan, Pakistan
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Ajmal appointed ICU vice chancellor
Peshawar: Ajmal Khan Thursday appointed as vice-chancellor of the Islamia
College University for a four-year term.
Ajmal Khan, serving as director,
vice-chancellor secretariat of the University of Peshawar before the new
assignment, got his early education from Presentation Convent College Murree and
Burn Hall School.
He did his graduation from Edwardes College Peshawar
and masters in economics and a degree in law from the UoP. After the completion
of his education, Ajmal joined Edwardes College as a lecturer. In 1979, he was
appointed as assistant registrar in Allama Iqbal Open University. In May 1980,
he joined Gomal University D I Khan as deputy registrar.
1981, he came back to Peshawar and joined University of Peshawar as deputy
provost. He was elevated to the position of provost in 1988 where he served in
the position for 12 years.
Ajmal was made registrar of the university in
December 2000. In 2002 he was made principal Islamia College Peshawar and in the
year 2005, he was appointed as vice chancellor Gomal University D I
The post of vice chancellor Islamia College Peshawar was advertised
about a month ago. A total of 50 applicants applied, where the search committee
for appointment of public sector universities called some nine applicants for a
Some senior professors of the university as well as
Islamia College Peshawar expressed their reservations over the appointment,
saying the HEC violated the criteria. They said according to the criteria given
in the advertisement, the applicant should be a PhD degree holder and a
professor. However, Ajmal Khan rejected the notion that it was a criteria set by
the HEC. "The condition of the PhD degree and professor was a mere guideline,"
he claimed. The News
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UoP Sports Week : Revival of societies instills new spirit in students
Peshawar: The Directorate of Student Societies, University of Peshawar (UoP) proved its worth by arranging
different activities during this session like photographic exhibitions, walks
for promotion of social work activities, and cultural exhibitions. At the end of
the session, it celebrated a sports week.
The UoP was once regarded by
critics as the greenest campus of the country, without any cultural life.
It was in the era of Former Vice Chancellor Dr Haroon Rashid that the
student societies, which were almost paralysed, were re-organised. The
administration also focused on extra-curricular activities along with curricular
Dr Attaullah Swati, an expert in management of student affairs,
was given the task of re-structuring these societies. "It was a very difficult
task," says Attaullah, adding that he and his colleagues took the task as a
We established 13 different societies including Cultural and
Dramatic Society, Blood Donor Society, Social Welfare and Awareness Society and
Peshawar University Rifle Association, he went on to say.
"UoP is one of
the best institutions of the country and has a lot of talent. We just polished
this talent," the jubilant director said, adding: "We got reward the next year
as over students got top three positions in different national level
"By the blessings of Almighty Allah, we were able in
arranging more than 70 programmes under the umbrella of student societies," he
Dr Attaullah, who also teaches at the Institute of Education and
Research of UoP, while lauding the efforts of the students said that they took
keen interest in extra curricular activities.
"We got first positions in
declamation and poetry contests arranged at national level," he added.
He said that students of the university recently took part in a quiz
show arranged by an official TV channel and grasped second position. He said
that they launched a successful membership campaign this year in order to
attract more and more students.
It may be remembered that the basic idea
behind the establishment of these societies was to involve students of the
university in positive activities and to protect them from indulging in
Presently there are 5700 members of these societies.
Each society has a cabinet, which generally carries out tasks with the
participation of members.
UoP VC is the patron-in-chief of these
Hammad Ali, a student of the Environmental Sciences
department, said that these societies have brought a positive change in their
lives. Daily Times
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