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Students demand HEC abolish NTS examination
Lahore, May 24, 2008: Students from various institutions have demanded the Higher Education Commission (HEC) abolish the requirement of passing an examination under the National Testing Services (NTS) before getting admission to a higher educational institution.

The students said on Friday that the NTS examination system should be eliminated and the educational institutions should hold their own entry tests for admissions.

HEC Executive Director Dr Sohail H Naqvi said Bachelor's and Master's level institutions affiliated with the HEC were independent to take decisions in this regard.

The HEC last year introduced a policy making affiliated universities conduct the NTS examination and students required to obtain at least 50 percent marks in it for their admission to Master's, MPhil, and PhD programmes.

The HEC director said that clearing the NTS examination was made compulsory, even for students who were studying in MPhil and PhD programmes. According to the policy these students are required to pass the test before they have finished their programmes, and it they do not, their degrees will be cancelled.

The Punjab University (PU) and Education University (EU) initiated the NTS examination system last year. This erupted into a heated debate about the NTS examination and in the end several institutions withdrew the NTS examination requirement and arranged their own entry tests for admissions. The PU administration recently abolished the NTS examination and announced that its departments would conduct their own entry tests.

PU Admission Committee Chairman Dr Jamil Anwer said that it was decided in a meeting with the PU deans that the university would not hold the NTS examination this year and instead the departments would conduct their own entry tests for Bachelor's and Master's classes.

GCU: This year, the NTS examination issue arose again when the Government College University (GCU) Lahore made the NTS examination compulsory for students who wanted admission. GCU Communications Adviser Iqbal Anjum said that this year students would have to clear the NTS examination for their admission to the university, otherwise they would be refused.

The students said the GCU's announcement had disappointed them, and they wanted the HEC to end the NTS examination system.

PU student Bilal Sheikh said they had been confused for the last few months, since they had to join various academies to prepare for the NTS examination.

Another PU student of Social Sciences Department, Ammara Khan, said she had thrice sat in the NTS examination but she could not pass it. "It is a difficult examination, especially for arts' students, since it contains mathematical, scientific and analytical questions," she added.

FCCU: Suliman Farooq, an intermediate student at Forman Christian College University (FCCU), said students feared FCCU would also start the NTS examination for admission in its BS Honour classes. Farooq said that due to the NTS examination many students would be deprived of admission to various reputed institutions.

However, FCCU Registrar Prof Hamid Saeed said FCCU would continue holding its own entry test for students' admission to Bachelor's and Master's classes.

BNU: Beaconhouse National University (BNU) teacher Arfa Sarfraz said the NTS examination was not a suitable way to check the academic level of a student. She said that BNU would not conduct the NTS examination.

BNU President Dr Mumtaz Ahmed Salik said that they opposed the NTS examination, and that it was disturbing students.

LCWU: Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) Communication Adviser Anjum Zia said that the LCWU departments would conduct their own entry tests. KC: A Kinnaird College (KC) official said that the college conducted its own entry tests last year, and would continue the practice this year. Daily Times

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"I want 2 make a request 2 HEC 2 give a clear statement about the validity of NTS TEST. please do not make all the students confuse."
Name: Yusra Anum
City, Country: Faisalabad, Pakistan

City, Country: Pakistan

"Asslam-o-alikum. I think its good that the NTS test abolished by punjab university. but what the PU give in return to us?.... i said nothing. because PU then decided to take its own test . pu want to check out our ability even pu examine us 14en times.... i am a bacholar having a b com degree from pu but pu is still doubtful that i m not eligible for master degree. thats our future.... pu said that he wants to errade the boti mafia. but i ask a person who having a b com degree in his hand and pu want to check our degree, our qualification,our IQ, our self independence,.......... thats our future rolling in the hands of pu, etc."
Name: mubashar sharif
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City, Country: faisalabad, Pakistan

"NTS is just wasting your Time. Thats all."
Name: Ali Hassnain Farrukh
Email: ali.husnain@kmlg.com
City, Country: Lahore, Pakistan

"NTS requirement for m.phil and phd programe is an idiot act by HEC, a person with 16 years of education needs to appear for an exams, this is restrict students for further studies. it should be abolished, please allow students for further studies."
Name: noreen
Email: noreenz@hotmail.com
City, Country: Lahore, Pakistan

"there is no way to propar infrom. i want to appear in nts test of subjective bnt i dont know how to do so pleas guide me on this way."
Name: muhammad akbar baltistani
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City, Country: karachi, Pakistan

"please anyone inform me about the test date of this year."
Name: noor
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City, Country: abbottabad, Pakistan

"when will the results of nts 2009 will come."
Name: Majid Shafi
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City, Country: sargodha, Pakistan

"i want the information about the nts exams .i want to see some papers of nts exams for bba."
Name: waleed
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City, Country: faisalabad, Pakistan

"want to know NTS result.plzz givw some information"
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"NTS requirement for m.phil and phd programe is an idiot act by HEC, a person with 14 years of education needs to appear for an exams, this is restrict students for further studies. it should be abolished, please please please please please please please allow students for further studies."special request 4rm haj"
Name: hajra
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"nts is a good approach students pay fee once if they pass they get admission in good university under good testing system, test of each university is a lenghty task not be faired it is burden over students hec strongly monitored the test."
Name: saqib
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City, Country:sargodha,pakistan

"i found nothing for results of entry test.anyone have some idea!"
Name: waqas
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City, Country:layyah

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GCU announces B.A./B.Sc (Hons) Exam results
Lahore: The Government College University (GCU) has announced the result of BA/BSc (Hons) academic year-I Re-sit Comprehensive Examination 2007. As many as 181 candidates appeared in the examination and out of whom 105 were declared successful. The pass percentage remained at 58.01. The roll numbers of the successful candidates are 12, 19, 40, 49, 50, 51, 82, 88, 91, 94, 96, 98, 101R-05, 103, 110, 116, 118, 124, 134, 144, 149, 155, 156, 159, 162, 169, 175, 185, 186, 196, 208, 232, 236, 241, 250, 251, 252, 257, 261, 267R-05, 268R-05, 273, 277, 288, 297, 300, 302, 303R-05, 303, 309, 323, 325, 337, 338, 339, 343, 354, 613, 660, 670, 690, 692, 708, 719, 720, 723, 729, 738, 763, 774, 785, 790, 796, 808R-05, 809, 810, 815, 824, 825R-05, 825, 829, 841, 846, 856, 859, 887, 892, 897, 899, 926, 927, 935, 939, 941, 950, 953, 956, 957, 959, 964, 969, 977, 982, 987 and 989. The News

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This year's Marta Kya Na Karta takes to LUMS stage
Lahore: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Dramatics Society presented its annual play ' Marta, Kya na Karta' at Alhamrah Hall No 2 on Friday night. The theme and script of the story was adapted from English play ' Accidental death of an Anarchist' written by Dario Fo.

Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan was the chief guest. Students from different institutes and others attended the play.

LUMS Dramatics Society President Usman Khalid said that they were performing the annual play of the society and students from different departments of LUMS had taken part. He said that the English version of the play ' Accidental death of an Anarchist' was a farce of a real life incident that had taken place in Italy in 1969. He said that the setting of the play was a police station where the main character, the Manic (played by actor Jali), proceeded to investigate an incident in which an alleged anarchist falls from the window of the police headquarters where he was being interrogated and reveals the idiocy of the lies spun by government officials. He said that the play was a satire that exposed the issues of police corruption and brutality, manipulation of information and lack of accountability in the judicial system.

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Symposium on glycoproteins at PU from 27th to 29th
Lahore: University of the Punjab (PU) School of Biological Sciences is organising an international symposium on 'Glycoproteins in Health and Diseases' to be held from May 27 to May 29.

Scientists from the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Iran and Pakistan will read about 35 research papers. The theme of the symposium is that glycoproteins and glycoconjugates are ubiquitously distributed in nature and are implicated in important biological functions including immunology, energy resource, protection, lubrications, structural support, cell adhesion, molecular and cellular recognition, receptors for hormones and viruses, transcription factors, gene activation, cancer, immunological disorders etc.

The organising committee consists of Prof AR Shakoori, Prof Nasiruddin, Prof M Akhtar, Prof Javed Iqbal and Prof Iftikhar A Malik.

PU is organising this symposium in collaboration with Pakistan Academy of Sciences and Institute of Molecular Sciences and Bioinformatics.

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