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Punjab education budgetary allocations 2010-2011

Not much again for education
Lahore, June 05: The Punjab government is unlikely to make any substantial increase in budgetary allocations for education for the Annual Development Plan (2010-2011) and it is likely to allocate almost Rs 22 billion for the new fiscal year, it is learnt.

Nonetheless, the government is likely to slash considerably the development budget for special education and literacy and non-formal basic education while a meager increase is likely in the development budget for school and higher education.

According to sources privy to developments, the Punjab government is likely to allocate almost Rs 14 billion for school education, almost Rs 7 billion for higher education, some Rs 500 million for literacy and non-formal basic education and about Rs 550 million for special education for the ADP.

For the ADP 2009-10, the Punjab government had earmarked Rs 13.6 billion for school education, Rs 6.125 billion for higher education, Rs 800 million for literacy and non-formal basic education and Rs 1 billion for special education.

Besides budgetary allocations for many ongoing schemes at the school side, funds have been fixed for new schemes. Some of the new schemes include the provision of modern science laboratories in around 1000 high and higher secondary schools and computer labs in selected elementary schools.

At the college side, the allocation includes support for public sector universities of the province and introduction of a 4-year BS programme in 26 selected colleges across the province.

The colleges include Lahore's Govt College of Science, Wahdat Road, Govt Islamia College Civil Lines, Govt MAO College, Govt College for Women, Samanabad, Govt College for Women, Gulberg, and Govt College for Women, Cooper Road, Bahawalpur's Govt SE College and Govt Sadiq Degree College for Girls, DG Khan's Govt College and Govt College for Women, Faisalabad's Govt College, Samanabad and Govt College for Women, Madina Town, Gujranwala's Govt College for Women, Satellite Town and Govt College for Boys, Satellite Town, Sialkot's Govt Murray College and Govt College for Women, Kutchery Road, Multan's Govt College, Bosan Road and Govt College, Kutchery Road, Rawalpindi's Govt Gordon College and Govt Postgraduate College for Women, Satellite Town, Jhelum's Govt Postgraduate College, Chakwal's Govt Postgraduate College, Sahiwal's Govt College and Govt Postgraduate College for Women and Sargodha's Govt Ambala Muslim College and Govt College for Women, Chandni Chowk.

When contacted, Secretary Schools Muhammad Aslam Kamboh said the actual budget for the School Education Department for development would be around Rs 17 billion as some allocation was not reflected in the ADP.

The allocation for Centres of Excellence Authority, dealing with government schools, will not reflect in ADP, yet it is very much related to the department, he added.

Provincial Minister for Excise and Taxation and Transport Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman, who also has additional charge of the Ministry of Education and Literacy, could not be contacted despite repeated calls to his cell phone.

Punjab Minister for Special Education Malik Muhammad Iqbal Channer was also not available for comment.

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PU announced various results
Lahore: The Punjab University Examinations Department announced the results of various examinations on Friday.

These exams include MSc Zoology (2-Year Programme), Semester System, Session 2007-2009, MSc Space Science (2-Year Programme), Semester System, Session 2007-2009, MSc Biostatistics, Semester System, Session 2007-2009, Master of Information & Operational Management, Semester System, Session 2003-2005, BSc in Computer Science (2 Year), Semester System, Session 2005-2007, BSc in Computer Science (2-Year), Semester System, Session 2002-2004, BSc Computational Physics (2 Years), Morning, Semester System, Session 2007-2009, Master of Business Education (MBE), Session 2007-2009 (Supplementary), Master of Business Education (MBE), (Self-Supporting), Session 2007-2009 (Supplementary), Master of Technology Education (MTE), Session 2007-2009 (Supplementary), Master of Arts in Education (Early Childhood), Semester System, Session 2007-2009 (Supplementary), Master of Educational Research & Assessment (MERA), Supplementary, Session 2007-2009, Master of Education (Evening), Session 2008-2009 (Supplementary), Master of Arts in Education (Secondary), Self-Supporting (Semester System), Session 2007-2009 (Supplementary), Master of Arts in Education (Elementary), Semester System, Session 2007-2009 (Supplementary), Master of Science Education (MSEd), Supplementary, Session 2007-2009, and Master of Arts in Education (Elementary), Semester System, Self-Supporting, Session 2007-2009 (Supplementary). The news

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Education neglected: UAF issues notices to 13 students
Faisalabad: Dissatisfied with the written and verbal reply of the students who were charge-sheeted for staging demonstrations for the restoration of ad hoc teachers, the University of Agriculture Faisalabad's disciplinary committee has now issued show-cause notices to the students of physics department and asked them to explain their position on June 22, it's learnt.

Sources said the show-cause notices had been issued to 13 students of the physics department for staging demonstrations on April 19 and 28 against the expulsion of ad hoc teachers.

A show-cause notice, a copy of which is available with Dawn, reads: "You appeared before the disciplinary advisory committee on May 3 and submitted your reply in writing and also explained verbally the charges levelled against you through a letter.

"The committee has examined your reply/verbal statement and concluded that you were involved in the act of indiscipline and misconduct and the charges levelled against you were correct.

"Therefore you are directed to appear before the committee on June 22 at 10am in the office of the committee chairman at the faculty of veterinary sciences with your written statement, and explain verbally as to why you should not be punished under rule 4 of the Discipline and Conduct Regulations, 1978.

"If you fail to appear before the committee on the scheduled date and time, ex-parte decision will be taken."

The students were charge-sheeted on April 28 for allegedly inciting their fellow students to stage a demonstration on the campus and 'tarnishing' the university's image.

Students came face to face with the university after it expelled some of the teachers who were supervising their research.

Some students who have been issued show-cause notices said hundreds of their fellow students blocked main Jail Road during a protest on Thursday, but no action was taken against them. They said they were being punished on the pretext of indiscipline. Dawn

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Students protest against 3-month vacations
Lahore: Student of private schools protested against three-months long summer vacations in the provincial capital, demanding a reduction in the duration, a private TV channel reported on Friday.

Students of Moonlight Public School, Nisbat Road during the protest said due to the long summer vacations they did not get enough time to prepare for the matriculation exams. The All-Pakistan Private Schools Management Association president said private education institutions in other provinces had not announced three months of summer vacations, adding it was unjustified to close the schools until September 9, the channel reported. Daily times

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