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.

The 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.

The BIEK 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 anonymity.

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 powers.

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 papers.

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

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"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? "
Name: imran
City, Country: peshawar, Pakistan

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