HEC Cuban scholarships: UoP VC's selection
600 medical students off to Cuba
Islamabad, March 20, 2008: An orientation session for the students leaving for medical education
in Cuba was organised at Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad in
collaboration with the Cuban Embassy.
Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba
Gustavo Machin Gomez and HEC Chairman Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman were chief guest
and guest of honour respectively on the occasion.
The purpose of the
event was to inform the students about different aspects of the scholarship
programme, the educational system in Cuba and matters related to living and
managing in a foreign environment. Similar orientation sessions had also been
organised by HEC at Karachi and Lahore. Cuban Embassy First Secretary Ariel
Lorenzo was present at all the three occasions.
Speaking on the occasion,
the Cuban ambassador said that 1000 medical scholarships for Pakistani students
by Cuban government is a commitment of Cuban people towards their Pakistani
Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman commended the Cuban government for offering
medical scholarships to Pakistani students and stated that the Cuban government
through this programme has committed on a long-term relationship between the two
'UoP VC's selection process non-transparent'
Peshawar: The Peshawar University Teachers Association (PUTA) on
Wednesday expressed reservation about the selection procedure of University of
Peshawar (UoP) Vice Chancellor (VC), saying that the procedure was
non-transparent and partisan, a PUTA press release said on Wednesday.
press release said that the NWFP government had advertised the posts of Malakand
University and UoP VCs and invited applications from eligible candidates. A
search committee was constituted to scrutinise the applications for the posts of
VCs, it said, adding that the committee interviewed, short-listed and
recommended the candidates to the chancellor for the appointments. However, the
composition of the search committee was changed after the appointment of the new
governor, who is also the chancellor of both the universities, the press release
The PUTA press release said that the reappointment of Imtiaz
Hussain as the University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar VC was in
violation of the rules. The PUTA expressed their concern over ignoring Professor
Dr M Javed Khan, who is the UoP acting VC, and who was not invited for the
interview, the press release said, adding that the whole procedure of
appointment of VCs became non-transparent and partisan when a candidate was
ignored without any valid reason.
Students protest sketches
Islamabad: Over 400 students held a protest rally in front of
Rawalpindi-Islamabad Press Club camp office here on Wednesday to condemn
publication of blasphemous caricatures in Danish newspapers. The protesters were
carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans. Daily Times
"pmdc must give a good look to the cuban scholorships and the site must be updated day 2 day by the cuban scholorships....hec is playing with the lives of 600 students si so it means this mens that hec is uselessssssssss"
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