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BISE cancels affiliation of 66 private schools
Peshawar, June 11: The Inspection Committee of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Peshawar has so far cancelled registration and affiliation of total 66 private schools of districts Peshawar and Charssada for not implementing the government orders regarding summer vacations.

The NWFP Elementary and Secondary Education Department had notified that all private schools (including missionary, autonomous, semi autonomous schools) shall remain closed for summer vacations from May 29 to August 31, 2009.

The BISE Peshawar sources said that on the special directives of Provincial Education Minister Sardar Hussain Babak and Chairman Education Board Peshawar Prof. Farhad Jan, the BISE raiding team headed by Director R&I found so far total 66 private schools remaining illegally opened in Peshawar and Charsadda. Director Research and Development took legal action against these institutions on the complaints and issued orders for cancellation of their registrations and affiliations. In addition, heavy fines were also imposed on all these schools besides taking legal action on violation of law. F.P report

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KMU syndicate approves Rs386.1m budget
Peshawar: The Syndicate of Khyber Medical University Monday approved budget for the institutions with a total outlay of Rs386.1 million for year 2009-10. The Syndicate met here with vice-chancellor Prof Dr Hafeezullah in the chair also elected Dr Hafeezullah as member of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council.

For strengthening of the constituent institutions of KMU to impart quality education and provide better healthcare facilities to the community, the syndicate also approved establishment of Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Institute of Medical and Heath Education and Learning Resource Centre during 2009-10 with an estimated cost of Rs187.752 million.

The syndicate approved the appointments of various officers on regular basis on recommendation of the University Selection Board in BPS-17. The meeting recommended statutes to the senate for a final approval regarding experience and age for the appointment of vice-chancellor, the age limit will be up to 61 years and the vice chancellor shall have the experience of 10 year as professor of the university and preferably with administrative experience. The syndicate also approved affiliation rules for medical and dental colleges, both for public and private sector medical and dental colleges.

Owais assures assistance for KMU improvement
Peshawar: Governor Owais Ahmed Ghani Wednesday assured assistance to the Khyber Medical University (KMU) management to improve healthcare system and research activities in medical sciences.

Presiding over the third meeting of the university Senate on its campus in Hayatabad, the governor said: "Since new dimensions and changes are emerging in this profession, we have to make constant efforts to enable this institution to keep pace with the emerging needs."

Earlier, the governor laid the foundation stone for construction of a permanent campus of the university. Referring to various projects as subsidiary institutions of the university, especially research and development as well as skill development centres, he said efforts were underway to get readily available buildings within the vicinity of the campus for the purpose.

The governor also said the provincial government had already released Rs100 million, while a sum of Rs50 million was in the pipeline to help the university management to meet its accommodation needs. He hoped that it would successfully tackle its needs.

Meanwhile, the meeting approved a 'vision plan' suggested by the university management for its future development, and discussed measures to meet accommodation requirement, both on short- and long-term basis.

The meeting constituted a committee, headed by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hafeezullah Khan, to look into the proposal with regard to affiliation. Besides others, Secretary Finance Abdul Samad Khan, Secretary Health Suhail Altaf and a representative of Higher Education Commission attended the meeting. The News

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Students lodge protest
Peshawar: Students of Government Degree Collage Landikotal protested against the shifting of examination center to Peshawar and blocked Pak-Afghan highway here on Monday. Dozens of degree college students of B.A and BSc holding placards and banners inscribed condemnation slogans against the controller of Peshawar board on his, what they said 'immature decision' of shifting the examination center of the degree collage to Peshawar, in wake of the security concern.

This would cause a great inconvenience to them. The also held a rally which marched from degree collage gate to Charwazgai where student unions presidents Naeemullah Shinwari and Shan Afzal Afridi addressed the protested Students. Speakers alleged that the Peshawar university administration decision to shift the examination center would suffer the tribal students. "Recently, intermediate exams have completed without any mishaps which indicate that there exists peace in the area". Naeemullah Shinwari said. Shan Afzal Afridi said that five hundreds students would suffer if the center is shifted to Peshawar. The speakers demanded of the governor NWFP Owais Ahmad Ghani and Director FATA to issue directives for the conducting of BA, BSs exams in Landikotal Degree College. INP

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