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English proficiency must for UK study visa
Lahore, May 07: Students are required to show their English proficiency through IELTS test, which is compulsory to seek admission to UK universities, for which 30 out of 40 marks are allocated in new point based system.

This was stated by Haider Ali Khan, CEO City Education Services, who is an official representative of top universities and a certified education advisor by British Council, here on Wednesday.

He added that some of the education promoters were misleading students by declaring that IELTS was not required in new point based system for a UK study visa; whereas, any student without IELTS or TOEFL can't get admission to a UK university and cannot get a study visa.

On the other side, the Entry Clearance Officer under rule 57 of UK immigration act has the right of rejecting a visa if he is not satisfied that a student does not meet the requirements under this section and the applicant is without clearing IELTS or TOEFL.

He cautioned students and parents about this situation and advised them to get full information about admission and visa under prevalent rules.

He explained that under the new point based system, a student has to achieve 40 marks out of which 30 were allocated to the proper admission letter by authorized UK institutions, and 10 marks were allocated to the financial back up for supporting study expense. This system has been implemented since April 2009, he added. The News

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"But is there anyone tell me how much IELTS score is required to fulfill the visa requirements."
Name: Has
City, Country: Karachi

"I want to study in Bournemouth University in UK and my course is MA Digital Effects. So, I want to know that about the IELTS exam, I have seen in thier prospectus that if any student studied English in thier graduation or school level, they do not need the IELTS score. I want to know that I have studied the English from School to University level, so without giving the IELTS exam I will get UK visa or not.Thankyou "
Name: Sadique Ahmed Laskar
City, Country: Assam, India

"i have been refused two time for uk due to ielts,bcoz i have 4years becholor degree and ielts was exempted of this ceritiera.if u can any suggestion for me."
Name: kashif iqbal
City, Country: Lahore

"im doing my diploma in mechanical and im planning do my further studies in uk so can someone help me out figure out band scores required for universities in uk."
Name: sidharth
City, Country: coimbatore,india

"im doing my diploma in mechanical and im planning do my further studies in uk so can someone help me out figure out band scores required for universities in uk."
City, Country: Hyderabad

"Aslam-o-Alikum i done HND (SE) from BETS Lahore in early 2000, i am doing govt. job, now i want to re-continue my studies at UK, kindly guide me, which college is cheapest at UK, as i am self supported man & have not financially poverful backgroud now a days. kindly guide me. i want to join UK for sudies. Allah Hafiz"
Name: yasir
City, Country: Multan, Pakistan

"what is study visa requirement pleas information send here thanks"
Name: junaid
City, Country: sargodha pakistan

"I have got admission in a UK University without showing them IELTS, and they also have provided me an unconditional offer letter. Now I am confused that whether Visa Officer required IELTS or Not, and may be they reject my Visa, so any body have an idea regarding this please mail me."
Name: Aneel Kumar
City, Country:Shahdadpur

"i want 2 study in london university i don my graduation in 2007 since than im worikng in pharmacutical now i realize that 2 for carrier growh u have 2 possess good education im simple arts greduate so plz guide me waiting 4 response"
Name: usman ilyas
City, Country: gujrat pakistan

"i am applying for a 6 months course in Manchester technology college UK its a basic makeup and hair therapy course. but the main issue is i have no qualification and they only asked for English language test if that is done then i can apply for this course. kindly guide me which test is suitable and what are the requirement. what are the charges for this they recommended me ESOL which i guess is same"
Name: saira
City, Country:isd

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Zero spending dims edu prospects
Lahore: The goal to increase the literacy rate from abysmal 43 per cent to 86 per cent in Pakistan by the year 2015 under an international commitment will perhaps never be fulfilled. Pakistan was signatory to the UN World Education Forum held in Dakar, Senegal in 2000.

The declaration included expanding and improving of comprehensive early childhood care and education, access of all children to free and compulsory quality primary education and ensuring 50 per cent increase in the level of adult literacy by the year 2015 especially for women.

The state of political turmoil with bad economy and deteriorating law and order situation particularly in NWFP, FATA and Balochistan have shattered the dream of improvement in literacy rate as the initiatives are far behind the goal.

The hitherto spent money on literacy and non-formal education has also gone to the drain with the closure of thousands of adult literacy centres in the country. A Literacy Review Roundtable held in 2008 underlined that no new literacy centre was opened in Balochistan and Sindh. Moreover no allocation was made in the budget 2008-09 of Balochistan and Sindh in the literacy sector while the small amount allocated by the Centre for literacy improvement in these provinces also remained unspent.

At least 55 million people in our country are illiterate, who cannot read and write. Pakistan is amongst 28 countries, which would fail to achieve the goal set in Dakar conference.

The fact is that Prime Minister's Literacy Commission has also been abolished and 40 per cent cut has been imposed on all sectors including education due to financial crunch.

In Punjab, Literacy department was separated from the Punjab Education department and formed into a separate Ministry headed by a minister in 2001 for the promotion of literacy in Punjab. A full-fledged Secretariat was set up which was headed by a Secretary in grade 22.

An estimated Rs1.5 billion was allocated to literacy and non-formal education for the said ministry in the budget 2008-09 but the year witnessed zero spending in the literacy sector. There is no proper indicator, which showed that the spending produced desired results while per year percentage of achievement of literacy is missing.

During the first four years, the department did a good job and set up thousands of literacy centres in the province but after 2004, the working deteriorated and in 2008, it reached to a saturation point and the situation now is disappointing. Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif took initiatives in the budget allocation 2008-09 for giving top priority to literacy and education but the suspension of his government and subsequent political uproar broke the momentum in all fields including the literacy and education.

After restoration of his government, new challenges of price hikes, law and order and terrorism have erupted to be taken care of. It is estimated that at least 20 million children are still out of school in Punjab. There were 250 million illiterate populations in 1947 which number has excelled to 900 million in Pakistan. The Nation

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Teachers to boycott exams if demands not met
Lahore: Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association (PPLA) President Nazim Hussain Shah has warned the government that if the teachers' demands are not met, they would boycott university and college exams from tomorrow.

He was addressing a press conference at the Lahore Press Club on Wednesday. He said the teachers would stage a sit-in outside the Punjab Assembly today. He said the teachers deserved their right of gratuity, adding that they should be given the facilities of transfer, paid leaves, regularisation of contractual employees, and the facility to leave for going abroad. He said all lecturers should be recruited on a permanent basis in the future, adding that the contractual system must be abolished. He said contractual lecturers should be given their due share of the quota of administrative posts in the Education Department. Daily Times

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PU promotes seven librarians, 15 assistants
Lahore: The Punjab University has promoted seven senior librarians as deputy chief librarians and 15 assistants as administrative officers on the basis of their seniority.

Among senior librarians who were promoted to deputy chief librarians included Niaz Ali, Muhammad Yaqoob and Saif ur Rehman Attique of Main Library, Idrees Ahmad Khan of Law College, Muhammad Ijaz of Punjabi Department, Muhammad Hassan Nasir of Sociology Department and Mirza Saleh Masood of Oriental College.

Those assistants who were promoted as administrative officers included Asghar Ali and Abdul Qayyum Bhatti of Audit Branch, Muhammad Afzal, Mirza Mahmood Baig, Mukhtar Ahmad and Muhammad Aslam of Examinations Department, Muhammad Abdul Haq of Institute of Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Tahir Hassan of Child Welfare Centre, Riaz Ahmad Shahid of Conduct Branch, Muhammad Arshad of Islamic Studies Department, Mukhtar Ahmad Minhas of Accounts Branch, Hussain Badshah and Alam Din of Law College, Syed Zaheer Ali Shah of Establishment Branch-II and Musthaq Ahmad of Space Science Department.

It is noteworthy that Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran had issued instructions to solve all the promotion cases of the varsity and ordered preparation of seniority lists. The promotions have been made purely on the basis of seniority on the order of Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran. The News

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Punjab University declared B Pharmacy & MS in General Surgery results
Lahore: Punjab University Examination Department has declared the results of B Pharmacy, Final Professional (New Scheme), Annual Examination 2007 and MS in General Surgery, Part-II (New Course), Annual Examination 2008. Detailed results are also available at PU website

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GCU chief librarian honoured
Lahore: The Chief Librarian of Government College University Lahore Mr. Abdul Waheed got 'SIG III Info Share Award' from American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). This award is awarded on the basis of nomination made by the members of American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) and the professional standings of the nominee. During a month period, Mr. Abdul Waheed got second international award. He will also attend the annual meeting of (ASIS&T) to be held in VAN COUR Canada from 6th to 11th November 2009. This year only two librarians around the world have achieved this milestone. F.P. Report

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BISE chief holds open court
Lahore: Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Lahore, Chairman Prof Dr Muhammad Akram Kashmiri held an open court at his office on Wednesday.

Lahore Board Chairman listened to the problems of the visitors and issued orders on the spot to address their complaints. Besides, Lahore Board Secretary Haji Muhammad Dogar and Controller of Examinations Prof Manzoor-ul-Hasan Niazi were also present.

The Board Chairman said that open katchehri would be organized at board office on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 am to 10 am and the visitors could come along with their applications for addressing their problems.

He also directed the board officials to observe punctuality and remain on their seats for immediate addressing of the complaints of the people. The News

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