NTS still in dark about entrance test in Punjab
LAHORE, June 7(Dawn): The National Testing Service (NTS) management is still in
the dark with regard to the formal decision from the Punjab government, whether
the public sector universities will process their undergraduate and postgraduate
classes' admissions through the entrance test conducted by the testing service
It may be mentioned that Punjab Governor Khalid Maqbool had
called a meeting of public sector universities' vice-chancellors on June 4 to
discuss and resolve the issue. The problem surfaced after the comments given by
the Punjab law department that admissions to public-sector universities through
entrance tests by the NTS would be without any legal effect until and unless
each university make requisite amendments to its admission
It is also learnt that most universities' VCs had also
rejected the idea of holding entrance tests for every departments in all public
Giving a detailed briefing to the meeting, NTS
director Dr Haroon Rasheed had said that they were ready to hold entrance test
on July 15 and they would receive admission forms till June 15.
said the NTS had invested huge funds to create awareness about the test among
masses besides giving advertisements in newspapers. He said the NTS was ready to
take tests for admission to country's 24 public sector
After the presentation, the governor had assured Dr Rasheed
that he would consult the Punjab government and inform him about the decision
within 48 hours, which concluded on Wednesday afternoon.
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