BS (Hons) papers re-exam on 19th
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Examination Department on Tuesday announced to re-conduct BS (Hons) examination of two centres of Government MAO College, which were boycotted by the students on March 14.
The students appearing in examination of the newly-introduced BS (Hons) programmes had protested over what they termed out-of-syllabus question papers. Many of them had also set ablaze the answer books as protest and had demanded of the PU to re-conduct the exam from within the syllabus taught to them.
A PU spokesman claimed that the papers conducted at two centres of Government MAO College on March 14 were according to the syllabus that's why no complaint was received from any other centres expect these two where external political elements snatched and burnt the papers.
He further said PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran keeping in view the future of these students has ordered to re-conduct only BS (Hons) subjective papers of only these two centres on 19th March at Hailey College of Commerce, New Campus.
PU Controller Examination Prof Dr Liaquat Ali claimed that the superintendents of these two centres had given the all satisfactory report according to which candidates were attempting their papers with satisfaction and they also submitted their objective type papers.
He said they attempted their subjective type paper for over one and half hour, which was a clear indication that students didn't stage any boycott but the external political elements attacked the two centres.
He however added Punjab University decided to re-conduct the Government MAO College Centre No 3 and 5 BS (Hons) papers to provide an opportunity to innocent candidates.
Meanwhile, dozens of students once again protested against the BS (Hons) examinations outside Govt College of Science, Wahdat Road and Govt MAO College on Tuesday and said the question papers of different subjects were based on content which was never taught to them in the class.
Some students on the occasion also set ablaze the answer books again and demanded the Punjab University authorities to ensure that the exams are conducted as per the syllabus taught to them.Your Comments
PMA protests UHS 'irregularities'
Lahore: The local chapter of Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has protested on the irregularities being done by the University of Health Sciences administration in the up-gradation of the first year MBBS students from one medical college to others and said the present Vice Chancellor of the UHS was unable to handle the affairs of the institution.
In a press release here on Tuesday, PMA Lahore chapter President Dr Tanveer Anwar, General Secretary Dr Izhar Ahmad Chaudhry and Joint Secretary Dr Salman Kazmi added that according to the policy of the Health Department a medical student could submit fee up till a particular date,; otherwise, his/her seat would be considered vacant and the next student would be upgraded on it. According to them, the UHS has upgraded the first year student of Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS) Yousaf Tanveer two months ago to Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore, and now has withdrawn it suddenly, terming it a mistake on the behalf of the UHS.
PMA has demanded of the chief minister and Secretary Health to take notice of this irregularity of UHS and appoint a new Vice Chancellor of University of Health Sciences purely on merit.
Four PhDs awarded at GCU
Lahore: The Government College University's Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences has awarded PhD degrees to four scholars in the subject of Mathematics.
GCU scholar Muhammad Imran completed his thesis on "Properties of connected graphs related to metric and partition" under the supervision of foreign Mathematician Dr Ioan Tomescu while Nazreen Idrees, Afshan Sadiq and Junaid Alam Khan did research on "Algorithms of primary decomposition", "Standard bases and primary decomposition in polynomial ring with coefficients in rings" and "Sub-algebra bases in local rings and its efficient computation in polynomial rings" respectively under the supervision of foreign Mathematician Dr Gerhard Pfister.
GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Ikramul Haq congratulated the students on the completion of their PhD programmes.
Lahore: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Lahore, will hold a workshop for supervisory staff and students on March 16 to brief them on the upcoming examination of Secondary School (Class-IX) Annual Examination commencing from March 21. According to a press release, the workshop will be held at 49-A Lawrence Road, Lahore, in two phases. The first phase will be conducted at 10am for female staff appointed for the examination and the second phase at 3pm for male participants.
BoGs case adjourned
Lahore: The Lahore High Court chief justice on Tuesday, hearing a suo motu of establishment of boards of governors (BoGs) in government colleges, observed that policy-making rested with government but courts could take notice if a policy conflicted with the constitution.
Heading a division bench, CJ Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry further observed, "If government makes a wrong police, people would not vote for it in next election."
Earlier, at the start of the hearing, Advocate Asad Manzoor Butt, representing students/teachers, pleaded that the establishment of BoGs was in violation of the constitution.
He said after the introduction of BoGs, the annual fee of FSc had reached Rs 86,000 and education had been out of reach of the poor of the country.
He said role of principals would be diminished as the BoG was only answerable to education secretary.
At this, the chief justice observed, "If the BoGs are toothless, what will be their purpose?"
Advocate Butt suggested that the court might seek point of view of senior lawyer Abid Hassan Manto about the establishment of the BoGs. The bench adjourned hearing for two weeks.
The chief justice had taken suo motu of police torture of protesting students and teachers outside Punjab Assembly in December last.
They were protesting the constitution of BoGs in 26 colleges of the province.
They expressed their concern that the BoGs would slash the number of teachers in colleges under the garb of downsizing, and would raise college fees beyond the financial capacity of the students hence.
Dozens of teachers and students had sustained injuries while many others were taken into custody and later released. The news
Indian teachers visit UVAS
Lahore: A 26-member delegation of teachers from various Indian varsities on Tuesday called upon University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences vice-chancellor and discussed per day milk potential in South Asia and deliberated upon increasing the yield.
The delegation was led by CSK, Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, Palampur, Vice-Chancellor Dr S K Sharma.
Indian veterinary scientists said the maximum cattle milk yield per day was 15 to 17 litres.
The delegation was told that in Pakistani elite animal breeds, maximum cattle milk potential per day was 25 to 30 litres. The Indian delegates took keen interest in Pakistani cattle.
Responding to delegation members' query about livestocks share in GDP, Prof Nawaz said the sector was contributing approximately 53.4 per cent of the agriculture value-added products and 11.4 per cent to the national GDP. Dawn
Art competition at Gulberg College
Lahore: The Government College for Women in Gulberg held an art competition here on Tuesday. A number of women colleges took part in the competition.
Hasan Shahnawaz was the chief guest on the occasion while former principal Lahore College of Art and Design Sumaira Jawwad, Saeed Khan and Shehla Farooq were the judges. The competition was organized by principal of the college, Parveen Qamar.
Jashn-e-Baharan at Banat College
Lahore: Annual Jashan-e-Baharan festivities were celebrated at Govt Kulliyat-ul-Banat Degree College here the other day in a traditional manner wherein various competitions were held amongst students, says a press release.
According to detail, the college was especially decorated with buntings, colourful fresh flowers and multi-coloured tents for this occasion. Principal of the college Rukhsana Farrukh was the chief guest on this occasion.
Various contest including debates in Urdu and English languages, Punjabi songs, regional dress shows and variety programme were held along with different stalls in college premises.
Principal, Vice-Principal and staff members along with a large number of students of college also watched various contests. The nation