New Inter exams system | AMC faculty dropouts | NWFP UET clossed
New Inter exams system likely by 2009
Karachi, May 26, 2008: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) will
introduce a new examination system by the year 2009 with 50 percent objective
items, 20 percent short answers and 30 percent descriptive questions for each
and every student.
The decision came up at a meeting chaired by chairman
Prof Anwar Ahmedzai on Saturday. In order to ascertain the validity and
acceptability of the results and ensure transparency in the measurement and
grading, the board decided to activate its Directorate of Educational Research
with immediate effect.
Prof Ahmedzai instructed the Directorate of
Educational Research to start evaluating the examination papers of the last five
years in each and every subject pertaining to the Pre-Medical, Pre-Engineering,
Home Economics, Commerce, Science, General and Humanities groups.
directorate will also determine why the pass percentage of candidates has been
continuously declining. Similarly, the directorate will examine the trend of
students switching over from the Science to Commerce groups.
decided that the previous examination papers of the six other educational boards
of the province shall also be made part of the research. A comparative statement
shall be prepared by the research cell on the pass percentage of various boards
over the previous years.
Copies of these model papers have already been
communicated to the heads of recognized institutions as well as the chairmen of
all educational boards of the country.
The BIEK has also decided to seek
assistance and guidance from senior professors for the research work assigned to
the directorate. ppi
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Lakhani BIZTEK chancellor
KARACHI: Noman Abid Lakhani has been appointed the chancellor of
the board of governors and chairman of the Institute of Business and Technology
(BIZTEK). The governor lauded his work while re-appointing him for another four
years. BIZTEK was chartered by the Sindh government as a degree-awarding
institute in 2005. App
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AMC teachers concerned at faculty dropouts
Abbottabad: The Ayub Teaching Staff Association (ATSA) expressed concern over
the rising trend among senior teaching staff of Ayub Medical College who has
started joining private medical colleges.
An ATSA meeting at the Ayub
Medical College (AMC) the other day, some 47 teachers discussed various problems
including held promotions.
The AMC has become part of the Khyber Medical
University after promulgation of Khyber Medical University Act 2006 and is
governed by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). Previously, the institution
was supervised by the PMDC.
"There is no concept of promotion of teaching
staff in the HEC rules and not a single person has been promoted for the last
one and a half year," asserted a senior AMC staffer who requested
Senior doctors have no choice but to resign the government
institutions after getting lucrative offers from private medical colleges, which
adversely affects the government-run medical institutions.
In a unanimous
resolution ATSA demand that the promotion policy should be reconsidered and
promotions be made on the basis of PMDC rules for the larger interest of
government institutions. They also demanded establishment of Hazara Medical
University in the region.
The association also criticised the reported
victimisation of senior doctors after the murder of Dr Farooq Hilal in 2003 and
demanded an inquiry.
The meeting participants also criticised policies of
the Khyber Medical University vice chancellor, and termed it discriminatory
towards promotion, nomination in syndicates and centralisation of
It was also pointed out that patient care at Ayub Teaching
Hospital was in a shambles, as "teaching staff working at the hospital are
controlled by vice chancellor, instead of chief executive and medical
superintendent of the hospital."
The meeting participants decided to hold
ATSA elections within 10 days and appointed Professor Dr Alamzeb Manan as
election commissioner. The News
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NWFP UET students slam administration for closing down varsity
Peshawar: NWFP University of Engineering and Technology (UET)
Peshawar students have slammed the university administration for its decision to
close down the institution for the next 18 days.
They also criticised the
university administration for holding the final term examinations on June 9,
which were earlier scheduled for the end of the same month. The students claimed
that they had not completed their courses yet and were punished for demanding
their due rights.
They had tried to organise a protest rally on May 20 to
press the administration for installation of electricity generators in hostels.
However, they were not allowed to stage the protest and the administration, the
students allege, used "violent means" to stop them. UET student Haris Sarwar
said that due to the unscheduled vacations, they would miss the crucial part of
their courses. Another student Amir Shah claimed that as the courses were not
complete yet, the administration would include a mid-term course in the
The campus police claimed that the student rally was not
peaceful, and that students tried to damage university property. However, the
police admitted that the students were dealt with force "on orders of the
administration". On the other hand, the university administration claimed that
the institution was closed in order to provide the students ample time to
prepare for their examinations.
"Courses are complete and we want to
provide them (the students) sufficient time to prepare for their examinations.
Meanwhile, we will try to ensure the installation of electricity generators in
the hostels," Director Media and Public Relations of the NWFP UET said. Daily Times
"i am very shocked to hrar that bannu campua of uet peshawar is not accrediated because the results of such campus are very good.i want to ask question that how PEC has recognised Gandhara Institute, as their results are very poor than bannu campus. what is PEC criteria? "
City, Country: peshawar, Pakistan
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