Educational promotion rules | Uni Law College 141 years
Uniform promotion rules for colleges, varsities soon
Lahore, Mar 02: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will announce national educational
policy on March 23, wherein he is also going to announce promotion of college
teachers parallel to the university academic staff teachers.
president of Punjab Lecturers and Professors Association, while talking to The
Nation here on Saturday stated it. He said the decision was made in an
inter-provincial meeting of provincial education ministers and secretaries of
the four provinces, which was chaired by the federal minister for education Mir
Hazar Khan Bijarani. He said teaching staff of colleges had welcomed the
decision regarding the promotion to next grade according to the criteria set for
the varsities staff.
Another member of the association Prof Zahid Butt said
it was a good omen and they were eagerly expecting the formal announcement, but
so far it was merely a speculation. However, according to some reliable sources,
the federal secretary education had informed about the announcement by the Prime
Minister on March 23.
He said sources have disclosed that during the
inter-provincial meeting issues like imparting education in regional languages,
compulsory education of English language from primary level and students getting
third division in 10th class to be considered as failed were also discussed at
They also said that the summary of all such proposals was sent to the
He also said another summary containing a set of demands was
also lying with Chief Minister Punjab.
But, as the Punjab government had
been suspended Governor Salman Taseer was only competent authority to consider
Among those demands most important was regarding the
time scale promotion, which had been repeatedly been made for last many years as
promotions of many lecturers were delayed for more than a decade due to old
According to the new time scale formula, every lecturer
and professor would be promoted to the next scale after the passage of a certain
period according to the recommendations for a promotion board, he added.
said they have also demanded a payment of Rs10000 to the contractual teachers
and doubling the salary of the regular teachers subjected to their performance
While enhancement of entertainment allowance for the
principals from Rs550 to Rs5000 per month has also been proposed, he added. The Nation
UVAS to launch short wildlife courses
Lahore: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore in
collaboration with the University of Glasgow and University of Essex, UK, is
launching a series of short training courses in wildlife and ecology from this
month (March 2009). The Department of Wildlife and Ecology and Institute of
Continuing Education and Extension will execute the short training programs
sponsored by DelPHE (Developing Partnerships in Higher Education), joint Higher
Education Commission, British Council Link Program and WWF-Pakistan. About the
details of the training programs, Dr Zulfiqar Ali of the Department of Wildlife
and Ecology said that these training courses are titled "Applied Ecological
Techniques", "Beekeeping", "Wetland's Ecology", "Bird Watching", "Mammalian
Ecology", "Herpatofauna Key of Pakistan", "Zoo Animal Enclosure Designs",
"Animal Keeping (Husbandry)", "Pet's Welfare", "First Aid Treatment for
Animals", "Environmental Sampling", "Data Analysis & Writing a Scientific
Paper" and "Livestock Diseases". Ppi
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University Law College turns 141 years old
Lahore: The Law College, a constituent college of the Punjab
University and oldest in the sub-continent, turned 141 years old, is dedicated
to the promotion of sound and enlightened study of law in the country.
ever lady Principal of the college since its inception Shazia Qureshi tracing
the history of the historic college while talking to APP here Sunday said that
the law classes are the older the university. The law classes was started by the
Anjuman-i-Punjab in 1868 which was later taken over by the PU in 1870.
said that the course of study extended over two years and instructions were
given in two separate classes, one in English and other in Vernacular. No test
was laid down for admission and there was no examinations as certificates
awarded by the college possessed little value. The Punjab Chief Court held its
own examinations for leadership and admission to the Bar.
In 1873 rules were
framed requiring the passing of entrance examination of some university or the
Punjab University college as condition for admission to the law classes. The
following year, the judges of the Chief Court conceded to the Punjab University
Law College, the privilege for holding the leadership examination.
It was laid down that with the exception of special cases allowed by the Chief
Court, no one would be admitted to the law examination without having passed
entrance examination or its equivalent.
Shazia said that success in first
examination qualified the candidates for 'Mukhtarship' and in second examination
qualified him for leadership in the subordinate.
Pleaders with 5 years
standing could be admitted to the Chief Court Bar. In 1885, the system was
replaced by the three progressive examinations known as the preliminary law, the
first certificate in law and the Licentiate in law.
From 1885 to 1906, the
course study extended to three years in 1887 and passing of intermediate
examination of the university was made a condition for admission to the law
classes. For the Licentiate in Law examination, a candidate was required to be a
Another regulation provided that in order to appear in the
examination, a candidate must have extended three fourth of the lectures
delivered to his class.
The previous decision of three years law course were
revered which continued several years now PU switched over again to old decision
for reintroducing three years law course in English language with a condition of
qualifying the entrance test.
Now around 1600 students under three years
program are studying in morning, afternoon and evening session besides LLM and
six different one year diplomas.
Painting competition at YMCA
Lahore: A painting competition was held among students of different colleges
and universities at the Lahore YMCA Hall on Saturday on the topic 'Peace'.
The event organised by the YMCA to encourage youth to express their views on
canvas about the issue of peace in the turbulent world of today attracted a
number of art lovers. General Secretary National Council of YMCAs of Japan Kohei
Yamada was the chief guest on the occasion. Those who addressed the prize
distribution ceremony included President Lahore YMCA Andrew McMullen, General
Secretary Lahore YMCA Samuel Pervez. Artists Khalid Akash and Muhammad Kashar
were the judges for the competition.
The 25 students participating in the
competition using different mediums highlighted the importance of peace and
harmony in the fast changing world. Ali Raza Peerzada bagged the first position
in the competition while Mudassar Qazmi got second position.
and Yousaf Naseer Gill both shared the third position while M Haroon Akram was
given the consolation prize. The cash prizes for first, second and third
position was Rs 5,000, Rs 3,000 and Rs 2,000. The Nation
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