UoP, KMC to accommodate students from Malakand
Peshawar, May 13: Students of Malakand University and Kanju Medical College, Swat, would be accommodated in the University of Peshawar (UoP) and Khyber Medical College (KMC).
Institute of Management Sciences (IMSciences) Director Dr. Naseer Ali Khan said on Tuesday that after a meeting of all vice chancellors with Higher Education Commission (HEC) and discussion on different approaches regarding the students from the restive areas, it had been decided that students of Malakand University and Kanju Medical College would be shifted to the UoP and KMC to save their academic career.
"The hostels of Islamia College would be used to house these students after the end of ongoing intermediate examinations while the teachers would be accommodated in the different guesthouses," he said.
He said, at present, 1,600 students including 200 girls were enrolled in Malakand University, while 350 students were studying in Kanju Medical College.
Regarding schools, he said it was a complex problem and the students, who were in Peshawar, would be enrolled in different schools of the university, which would be closed 20 days ahead of summer vacations.
He said girls would study in University Model School, while boys would go to other schools.
He said they had proposed to set up schools in IDPs camps and university students would teach them, adding the HEC had been requested for funding in this regard.
He said IMSciences had waived fees of 60 students from troubled areas and declared that they would be housed in its hostels free of cost, adding the UoP had also waived fees of 1,000 students.
He said their meeting with the NWFP CM was scheduled for Wednesday. He said they had asked the government that the camps he run by their students, who would volunteer to take care of IDPs and do their registration.
He said teams of students would leave for camps in the morning and return in the evening.
He said the KMU was sending medical teams treat the IDPs at camps. "It was need of the hour that these people (IDPs) do not think that they have been let down and we must win the battle of hearts for them," Naseer added.Your Comments
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NWFP UET staff to donate two-day salaries for IDPs
Peshawar: Engineering University Teachers Association (EUTA) of the NWFP University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Peshawar has decided that the university staff will donate their two days' salaries for internally displaced persons (IDPs), said a release issued here on Tuesday. EUTA held its meeting with Engineer Sadique Akbar in chair to devise a strategy to extend relief goods to IDPs. EUTA announced to open university's account in which two-day salary of UET staff would be deposited for IDPs at first and appeal would be made to involve UET alumni for foreign assistance. He also announced to set up UET relief cell from where relief items would be distributed and to formulate volunteer committees of teachers and students to expedite registration process. Referring to recent meeting of vice chancellors of public sector universities held here the other day, he endorsed the decision of conducting intermediate examination of Mingora and Malakand students. "UET teachers would not only help in supervising the examination but also would extend all cooperation to conduct preparatory courses for the affected students," he said. The meeting was attended by teachers and syndicate members. Daily Times
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Students exhibit oratory skills in German Speech Contest 2009
Islamabad: Students of National University of Modern Languages (NUML) surprised the audience with their unusual proficiency level in German language at a speech contest held here Tuesday.
Five students from certificate course, three from diploma and one of Masters level exhibited their extraordinary oratorical skills in German language on different subjects.
The speakers enlightened the participants with their vibrant views on topics including 'Iqbal's Concept of Mairaj', 'Potohar: My Region', 'My Experiences in Learning German', 'My University NUML', 'My First Day in German Class' and 'Life in a Student Hostel'.
In certificate course, Munazza Butt secured first position, Hina Nisar came second and Salma Hussain Abbasi obtained third position. While in Diploma, Aqib Naseer Abdullah obtained first position, Adeel Hassan stood second and Shaheen Shah got third position.
German Ambassador Dr Michael Koch congratulated the students for their brilliant presentations and said the students have gained sufficient competence in speaking German language.
He also appreciated the efforts of the University faculty for having concentrated on German language, saying, "The University is contributing a lot in training the global citizens."
The University, through teaching foreign languages, is creating a bridge between Pakistan and other countries, he said adding that learning a foreign language and culture also help strengthen relations among different countries.
"Although language is a strong mode of communication and carries a great importance in one's life, no one can deny the importance of expression the way one speaks. The News
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