Rawalpindi, June 29: The 27th undergraduate convocation of Army Medical College (AMC) was held on Monday at College Auditorium, says an ISPR press release. Doctor Samar Mubarakmand, member Science & Technology, Ministry of Planning and Development, Islamabad was chief guest on the occasion.
While addressing the graduates, Doctor Samar Mubarakmand said that it is heartening as well as encouraging to see that with the passage of time Army Medical College has grown and developed into an institution of repute. Improvement of existing laboratories, setting up new research facilities, Modernization of lecture hall with the availability of state of the art audio visual equipment are indicative of the direction in which things are moving. One can hope that in future we will be able to find solution to our health problems our selves instead of looking towards the best, he added.
the chief Guest while advising the graduates said that it is particularly imperative for the new graduates, who are at the threshold of their professional career, to make full use of the talent in meeting the current challenges.
UoP rejects fake story about Christian teacher's thrashing
Peshawar: For seeking asylum in some Western country or to gain cheap popularity, fake stories are circulated online that result in defaming of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, its people and academic institutions.
One such story was largely circulated on Internet recently about alleged beating of a Christian professor in the University of Peshawar. Numerous online websites reported that a group of students beat up and injured a Christian professor Samuel John and his wife to press them to convert to Islam.
The university administration, teachers, students and police officials clarified that there was nobody by the name of Samuel John at the university. They said nobody with this name has ever served in the university as a teacher in the past.
The person in his online report claimed that he was a professor at the Psychology department of the university. He said on the morning of June 14 he was on way to office when a group of students attacked and injured him, adding that his wife who rushed to rescue him was also beaten up severely. He said both of them were rushed to the Lady Reading Hospital for medical treatment. He also alleged that police refused to lodge the case and he was receiving threats from the university.
"This is absolutely a fake story. No such incident has taken place at the university campus. It might be a cheap tactic for seeking asylum in some Western country," said Akhtar Amin, spokesman for the University of Peshawar when contacted for comments.
Prof Dr Arbab Khan Afridi, a senior professor at the university and former president of the teachers association said: "I confirm that nobody named Samuel John has ever served in the university even for 12 minutes let alone 12 years." A senior campus police official said that no such incident had taken place on the premises of the university. He said police was never approached by anybody for registration of the FIR.
UoP students awarded
Peshawar: Prize distribution ceremony was held at the Centre for Disaster Preparedness and Management in University of Peshawar on Monday where students and faculty members were awarded for best performance.
University of Peshawar Vice-chancellor Prof Dr Azmat Hayat Khan was the chief guest on the occasion. Students were awarded certificates and souvenirs for carrying out management activities during various disasters and making international disaster management exhibition at the university a success.
Addressing the gathering, the vice-chancellor lauded the Centre for Disaster Preparedness and Management, which, he said, was on way to achieve its objective by training people to cope with calamities.
The VC stressed the need for collaboration of the centre with other centers and departments as well as government organisations. He added that the recently held disaster management exhibition was a success as it created awareness among the masses about the subject.
Director of the centre Prof Dr Amir Nawaz said the ceremony was arranged to thank the staff and students in recognition of their efforts and motivate them for performing better in the future. He said over 5,000 delegates visited the exhibition held at the university campus.
BoTE exam from July 28
Peshawar: Khyber Pakh-tunkhwa Board of Technical Education Peshawar has notified that Evening Extension Education Programme / Short Course Ist Term 2010 and Technical School Certificate supplementary Examination 2010 will start from July 28. The dates for submission of admission forms and fee in the office of the Assistant Controller of Examination Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Board of Technical Education Peshawar, have been fixed. The admission forms and fee for the examination can be submitted without late fee by July 10, with late fee by July 15, with double fee by July 19 and with triple fee by July 22. The news
Varsities need legislators' original degrees for verification
Islamabad: The issue of verification of legislators' degrees is turning out to be a protracted affair as universities will need original certificates, instead of photocopies, for verification.
Controller of Examination of the Punjab University Dr Zahid Karim said that it was easy for the university to verify the degree of a student who passed recently because it had computerised data including photographs and other documents of candidates.
But in the case of old students, he said, the university would have to double check their claims with original certificates. "No university in the world authenticates claim of a student passing its examination until provided with elaborate background information and the Punjab University has the same procedures to follow," Dr Karim added.
He said if the university was given a complete set of documents it would be able to complete the job in a relatively short period, it was yet to receive documents from the Higher Education Commission.
"There is a prescribed criterion under which a student needs to fill a form to provide complete details about his previous academic records for degree verification," he said. According to HEC sources, about one-third of legislators claim to have obtained their graduation degrees from the Punjab University. It will face a challenging task to complete their verification in a few weeks.
The HEC has so far received certificates of 960 legislators, senators and members of the national and provincial provinces.
There are 1,170 lawmakers -- 100 senators, 342 MNAs, 371 MPAs from Punjab, 168 from Sindh, 124 from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and 65 from Balochistan.
According to an official, the Punjab University tops the list in terms of degrees issued to lawmakers, followed by Bahauddin Zakariya University in Multan, Karachi University, University of Sindh, Peshawar University and Allama Iqbal Open University.
Some lawmakers have submitted degrees obtained from private universities like Al-Khair University and Preston University.
The official said that only a few lawmakers had submitted foreign certificates which would be sent to the respective institutions for verification.
About the madressah degree-holders, the official said the HEC maintained a list of 10 madressah boards whose certificates would be accepted as equivalent to the graduation degree. Dawn