All the abovementioned PhD scholars have been promoted to the second semester, setting aside all the university rules
Lahore, Mar 11: Irregularities in the results of PhD, session 2008-2010 have been exposed at the Institute of Communication Studies, Punjab University. In the final result of semester I, Naveed Iqbal Chaudhry, Shafique A. Kamboh, Salma Umber, Lubna Shaheen and Sana Zia, have scored final GPAs of 2.70, 2.49, 2.49, 2.79 and 2.70 respectively. According to the varsity regulations, "The candidate, who fails to secure 2.80 GPA in the first semester, shall stand automatically dropped from the rolls." A source said that seeing such disastrous results, the Director ICS, Dr. Mughees Uddin Shaikh played his part and changed the results unlawfully.
All the abovementioned PhD scholars have been promoted to the second semester, setting aside all the university rules. Out of these five Mr.Naveed Iqbal Chaudhry and Mr. Shafique A. Kamboh are lecturers at ICS and it is learnt that Dr. Mughees favours them. On the other hand, the senior faculty members of ICS are also annoyed at the conduct of the Director. "Dr. Mughees has been working to set up his favourite junior teachers club at ICS to sideline the senior faculty", a senior university official expressed.
It was further investigated that the aforementioned lecturers did not qualify even to sit in the exam, in which they failed. As per rules, the PhD registration of a candidate is to be cancelled, if the scholar "does not meet 80% attendance criteria in theory and practical separately." Naveed Iqbal and Shafique Kamboh had only 39.51% and 39.16% attendance respectively. Again under the black laws of Dr. Mughees they sailed through this situation but proved their incompetence in the exams. It may be clearified that such irregularities at ICS have not been revealed for the first time. It was learned that Dr. Mughees and his team are already under a number of inquiries. It is also important to mention here that both young lecturers Naveed Iqbal and Shafique Kamboh failed during their MPhil, but were passed illicitly by the same administration. This scandal was reported in the month of July last year which was followed by coverage of the matter in other national dailies. Taking action on news, the university administration immediately issued show cause notices to these lecturers and Dr. Mughees. Director ICS had won the Faculty Development scholarships for USA for both Naveed and Shafique, by the illegitimate implication of his influence. These scholarships were cancelled immediately but the inquiry is pending to date.
A high PU official, on assurance of keeping his name undisclosed, said that the PU administration have been receiving complaints against Dr. Mughees on regular basis. He further said that we have found Dr. Mughees to be responsible for such scandalous activities. But he sweeps through the investigations by virtue of his relations with the high ups. When contacted Dr Mughees denied the accusation and said that no irregularity had taken place. F.P Report
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Beaconhouse children arrange blood donation camp
Islamabad: Beaconhouse Banigalla Campus with the help of Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) arranged a daylong blood donation camp here on Monday for students and faculty.
A large number of students visited the camp and donated blood. The camp was part of blood donation campaign launched by the school. During the campaign the PRCS personnel educated the children about safe blood donation to protect from any communicable disease during transfusion. They said launching such campaigns is very important to encourage healthy members of society to donate blood for needy persons. They said other educational institutions should also follow this practice and launch such campaigns to educate and encourage people regarding blood donation.
The PRCS members also informed the visiting public at camp about blood grouping and blood screening which is must prior to blood donation.
The blood donation drive was organised by A-level students Khadija Mahsud, Shifa Amina Noor, Palvasha Shahab and Hamad Dadan. App
FBISE to distribute prizes
Islamabad: Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) would hold its 24th 'Medal and Prize Distribution Ceremony' on March 12. Federal Minister for Education Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani will be chief guest on the occasion, said a press release issued here Monday.
The federal minister will distribute medals, certificates and prizes among position holders, students securing highest marks in individual subject, diligent and devoted teachers and head of outstanding result oriented institutions, adjudged best for the year 2008 on the basis of annual examinations at SSC and HSSC levels.
The first three position holders in each group at SSC and HSSC will be awarded with seven gold, nine silver and 10 bronze medals. The cash awards of Rs40,000, Rs30,000 and Rs20,000 will be presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd position holders respectively.
Overall top position holders in SSC and HSSC annual examinations 2008 will also be awarded personal computers along with cash awards and gold medals. Besides, students securing highest marks in 32 subjects will be given certificates and cash prizes of Rs5,000 each. The News
HEC teachers' training course to end tomorrow
Islamabad: The concluding ceremony of one-month Professional Competency Enhancement Programme for Teachers (PCEPT), organised by the National Academy of Higher Education Commission (HEC) for senior teachers of public sector universities, will be held on March 11. HEC Chairwoman Shahnaz Wazir Ali will preside over the event.
It was the first course in the series of 60 PCEPT programmes to be conducted for the faculty members of public sector universities by the HEC. PCEPT is a 24-day orientation programme to impart innovative teaching strategies and to strengthen the communication, research and academic planning skills of the university teachers so that they could profoundly achieve the objectives of their teaching.
Tree plantation begins at FJWU
Rawalpindi: Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Saeeda Asadullah Khan on Monday inaugurated a tree plantation campaign by planting a sapling at the university campus.
Speaking on the occasion, she said trees should be grown in large number at the campus in particular and in the city in general to create a healthy environment.
She said trees would help eliminate pollution and serve as tool for beautification and landscape management. Daily Times
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