MA/MSC exams from July 7
Lahore, June 30: The Punjab University MA/MSc Part-II, Annual Examination 2009, will commence from July 7. A PU Press statement issued on Monday claimed that roll number slips had been dispatched to the candidates on their addresses.
Lahore: The Punjab University has declared the results of BBA (Hons), Second Year, Annual Examination, 2008, Diploma in Anaesthesia (DA), Part-I, Supplementary Examination 2006 and Annual Examination, 2007, and Diploma in Gynaecology and Obstetrics (DGO), Supplementary examination, 2006. According to a press statement, detailed results are available at the PU website www.pu.edu.pk. The News
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UAF moves to correct the wrong
Faisalabad: The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) has finally shown the door to a student, the son of a dean, who got admission on the basis of a bogus intermediate certificate.
The notification regarding Umer Zafar's admission cancellation was issued on Monday.
Earlier, in a case of gross discrimination, the UAF had expelled a student with bogus certificate but allowed the son of the dean to continue studies despite being declared guilty of the same offence.
Faculty of Agriculture Engineering and Technology dean Dr Abdul Rehman Tahir has given Umer, the son of faculty of Agriculture Economics and Rural Sociology dean Dr Iqbal Zafar, a month on his own to prove his innocence. However, after the intervention of vice-chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmed, the dean withdrew his offer. The VC had directed the dean to decide the issue within a week, but the officer did otherwise.
The university had enrolled 959 students in different disciplines of BSc in 2007 and sent copies of all students' certificates to the Faisalabad Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education for verification on Oct 11, 2008.
The board after a painstaking process declared two certificates of Umar Zafar and Waseem Abbas as bogus. The board clearly mentioned that the certificates were not issued by it, requesting the university to take departmental/legal action besides getting cases registered with the police against the students. The UAF, however, did kick Agriculture faculty student Waseem Abbas out but retained the admission of Umer.
Issuing the notification on Monday, the dean, Faculty of Agriculture Engineering, said the intermediate certificate produced by Umer at the time of admission to BSc had been declared as bogus by the education board. The notification reads that he (dean) being competent authority had served written notices on the student, asking him to defend himself but he failed. The student rather requested him through written statement on June 29 that his admission as per university rules be cancelled. The notification said hence the admission has been cancelled.
The notification, it seems, has been issued in a hurry as the roll number of Umer is 058471 instead of 48972, as mentioned in the notification. The dean also did not mention, in his order, whether the university would get register a case against the student for cheating the UAF. Dawn
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GCU sets new record
Lahore: The Debating Society of Government College University Lahore (GCUDS) set a new record during the year 2008-09 by winning 146 awards from oratorical, Qiraat, Naat and poetry contests all over Pakistan. A GCU press statement issued on Monday claimed that it was an unprecedented achievement in the history of GCUDS as well as its sister clubs and societies of other universities and colleges of the country.
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High Court halts PTC teachers' promotion process
Lahore: Justice Hafiz Tariq Nasim of the Lahore High Court has stopped the process of promotion among PTC teachers as SST across the province and sent the matter to LHC's Chief Justice for the formation of a larger bench.
The judge passed this order on a set of petitions filed by PTC teachers from different districts. The PTC teachers were of the view that they had been serving in the department for decades and were eligible for promotion through service quota for SST grade.
They said lists were prepared for appointments as SST out of service quota while some teachers moved to LHC where deputy secretary (education) and deputy secretary (admin) undertook that the petitioners were eligible and would be promoted in two months time.
The department, however, materialise their undertaking and the teachers again moved a contempt petition in Lahore High Court. This time secretary (education) told the court that rules for Punjab Education department (school education) recruitment 1987 had been amended on December 12, 2008 and due to that, the department was facing problems to implement Lahore High Court's order in its letter and spirit.
The Court declined department's plea on March 2, 2009 and ruled that the court had passed order on December 12, 2008 prior to amendments in the said rules; therefore, whosoever was eligible before December 24 should be promoted.
The petitioners said pursuant to Lahore High Court's order the department issued a circular directing all Executive District Officers (education) for implementation of the said order within three months.
Subsequently, the department promoted number of teachers as SST but eligible teachers were completely ignored. They also moved departmental applications for holding meeting of Departmental Promotion Committee but their grievance was not addressed.
After hearing petitioner's arguments, Justice Hafiz Tariq Nasim stayed the complete process of promotions and referred the case to the chief justice as petitioners pointed out that number of writ petitions on the subject were pending before different judges of Lahore High Court. The News
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