VCs selection begins
Lahore, March 29: The selection of vice-chancellors (VCs) of six different public universities of the province has commenced, with some candidates' concern on discriminatory attitude against local degrees in the selection process.
It is learnt the VC Search Committee interviewed over 20 candidates giving around 15 to 20 minutes to each candidate. The committee will interview other short-listed candidates in two batches on March 30 and 31.It is pertinent to mention that the marks distribution reserved for qualification is point of concern among the candidates as all the 30 marks of qualifications were awarded to candidates for their PhD degrees in the short listing process (20 for local and foreign PhD while 10 for those who did PhD from top 500 universities). The Punjab government is looking for regular VCs of six varsities: the Govt College University Lahore, University of Education, Lahore, University of Sargodha, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi and Lahore College for Women University.Your Comments
Notices issued on application against UHS VC
Lahore: Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed of the Lahore High Court on Monday issued notices to the respondents on a civil miscellaneous application praying the court to restrain Malik Hussain Mubashar from functioning as university of health sciences vice chancellor till final decision on a writ petition against his appointment, pending adjudication with the same court.
Justice Saeed issued notices to Punjab government, the UHS vice chancellor and other respondents for March 20, when the main writ petition will also be taken up by the court.
Tahir Hameed filed the civil miscellaneous application through Advocate Nasir Mehmood Qureshi and submitted that despite lapse of considerable time the Punjab government and health secretary failed to submit their replies to the writ petition.
The counsel said that due to recent scandal of son of Mubashar exposed in the media, there was every likelihood that if he was allowed to hold the position of the VC, he would influence proceedings before the PMDC, which were to be taken against his son.
Therefore, he prayed that the respondent be restrained from holding the office of vice chancellor and pro-vice chancellor of the university be ordered to hold the same office under the law, till final decision on the main writ petition.
Three killers get life: Additional District and Sessions Judge Abdul Jabbar Khan on Monday awarded life imprisonment to three people, including a woman, on charges of murdering a person.
Sajjad Khan, Zulifqar Ali and Saima Bibi were convicted of murdering Azeem Butt in 2007.
A case was registered against them in Tibbi City police station by Wakeel Butt, father of the deceased.
During investigation, it was revealed that Azeem had illicit relations with Saima, wife of Sajjad Khan, which was reason behind the murder.
FC College students protest
Lahore: A large number of FC College, Lahore students on Monday staged a protest demonstration against the varsity administration for barring them from appearing in the intermediate annual examination 2011 as regular students.
They organized the demonstration outside the varsity campus near the Canal Road to protest the university decision, saying the administration had withheld their admissions on the basis of short attendance, terming it great injustice. They claimed the number of students whose admissions had been withheld was over 300. Each year the issue surfaces when colleges withhold admission of students in the wake of short attendance in lectures (below 75 percent), a requirement imposed by the Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore.
The protesting students alleged that many of them, who had been barred from appearing in the exam as regular students of the college, had genuine reasons for short attendance and they had submitted applications in this regard but no body was ready to listen to them and address their grievances.
It is pertinent to mention that the last date for sending admission forms for intermediate examination 2011 has passed, making the issue more complex.
It is learnt that FC College principal Dr Christy Munir also met BISE Lahoreís chairman Prof Dr Akram Kashmiri and discussed the possibility of sending late admissions of the students who had genuine reasons for short attendance. When contacted, FC College registrar Dr
Hamid Saeed said he was unaware about the total number of students whose admissions were withheld. However, he added, last year the court had decided in favour of the college when some students had moved the court against the similar decision. ìWe are just following rules set by the BISE Lahoreî, he added.
Dr Christy Munir, when contacted, said the college had withheld admission of around 150 to 200 students owing to short attendance in lectures. He said the parents and students were requested not to agitate as the college was following the rules. He said the administration was digging out the facts so that those having genuine reasons for short attendance might not suffer.
To a question, he said the BISE chairman had assured him that the cases forwarded by the FC College for admission would be considered.
UVAS declamation contest
Lahore: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) organised its fifth annual declamation competition in the university auditorium here on Monday.
As many as 30 students from various departments and campuses participated in the event. In Urdu category, Sajjada Banno stood first, Sidra Cheema second and Umair Waqar third.
English declamation's winners were Iqra Sawwd, Farzana Zeshan Ch and Zawad. Meanwhile, according to another press statement, the UVAS has started organising inter-department competitions as part of Spring Gala 2010.
The competitions of Qiraat, Naat, Bait Bazi, Mehfil-e-Mushaira, quiz, drama, floral and flower arrangement are being organised.
On Monday, the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Naat and Qiraat Society organised Naat and Qiraat competition which was won by Hafiz Shahbaz from Jhang campus. The news
Lahore: The Fatima Jinnah Medical College is holding its convocation for graduates of the year 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. All those graduates and position-holders who would like to participate in the convocation should confirm in writing in person to the Principal office with the information in a registered letter i.e full name with father name, permanent/postal address, cell No, year of graduation and national ID card. The convocation will be held in the 3rd week of April. Only those graduates will be allowed who have confirmed their participation in writing. The nation
Lahore: The Punjab University has issued the date-sheet for Master of Information Technology (MIT), Second Year, 2nd Annual Examination, 2010. According to a press statement, the exam will commence from April 16 and conclude on April 25, 2011. Detailed date-sheet is available at the PU website www.pu.edu.pk
BA/BSc roll number slips
Lahore: The Punjab University BA/BSc Annual Examination, 2011, will commence from April 7, 2011, for which roll number slips have been dispatched to all candidates through registered mail to their addresses. In a press statement, a PU spokesman said if any candidate had not received the slip, he/she could receive the duplicate slip from BA/BSc Hall, Exams Department, New Campus, with an application by providing a photocopy of NIC card and a photograph. The regular candidates of colleges should get attested the application from their college principal.
Lahore: ACCA Pakistan has organised a learning providers forum on Tuesday at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) as part of it efforts to develop excellence in professional accounting education and establish best practices amongst tertiary accounting education providers.
Dr Afra Sajjad, head of Education and Policy Development of ACCA Pakistan, was the forum facilitator. The aim of the discussion forum was to provide a common platform to ACCA tuition providers, employers and IT experts for discussing the existing and emerging teaching practices that nurture talent and are aligned to the industry's business model. Another aspect in discussion was the perspective on how IT and social media can be leveraged for innovating education practices.
The participants were faculty members of ACCA Approved Learning Partners (ALP) and tuition providers in Pakistan.
The participants appreciated efforts of ACCA Pakistan in enhancing the capacity of the ALP faculty members. They were of the view that such forums are useful and relevant to their work as they enable them to learn new teaching skills and provide them a platform to share their opinions and challenges.
Speaking at the forum, Dr Afra Sajjad, head of Education and Policy Development, ACCA Pakistan, stated that tutors should take right steps from the planning stage in order to deliver an exam-focused course. The news