HSC students want date-sheet changed
Peshawar, May 03: The candidates appearing in intermediate level examinations have asked the authorities of Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Peshawar to make changes in the date-sheet to facilitate those appearing in the examinations.
Students of various private and government colleges said they had prepared well for the examination and demanded that practical be arranged along with their respective theoretical papers on the same date.
Junaid, a student of first year pre-medical group, said his Biology paper according to the date-sheet would be on May 3 while the practical test would be conducted on June 4. "One month wait for practical is illogical," he added.
Abdullah, a teacher, suggested that authorities should keep in mind that students having science subjects needed time to study for the coming entry test examination to get admission in medical and engineering universities. BISE Controller Examinations Nasir Ali said that it was impossible to conduct the practical and the theory paper on the same day as the authorities had to prepare laboratories and separate question papers for the practical examinations.
"Science teachers are performing their duties as invigilators, so how can they take practical examination at other centres," he argued. He said it was impossible to hold theory and practical papers on the same day because the invigilators were busy, as they had to supervise papers in the evening shifts as well.
Nasir Ali said a total of 35,255 students of Part-I and 38,133 of Part-II were appearing in 224 examination centres during the ongoing examination from April 27. He said supervisory staff members numbering 331 female and 771 male invigilators were performing duties in the halls. He added that 12,477 students of Pre-Engineering and 15,656 of Pre-Medical groups, 5,073 of General Science, 39,966 of Humanities, 181 of Theology, 10 of Dental Hygiene and 25 of Medical Laboratory Technology of Part-I and Part-II were appearing in the current examinations. The newsYour Comments
75 private colleges evade registration
Peshawar: As many as 75 private colleges across the province are not registered with the Higher Education Regularity Authority (HERA), which is violation of the law, it is learnt.
The authority was established on Oct 15, 2001, by promulgating "The North West Frontier Province Registration and Functioning of Private Educational Institutions Ordinance, 2001", to streamline, supervise and regulate the working of the private institutions.
The ordinance set stringent criteria both for public and private sector institutions in order to improve the quality of higher education. Under the law, all higher education institutions in the private sector are required to register with HERA before affiliation with a public sector university.
Non-registration of the colleges, an official of HERA said, was also causing a huge loss of money to the national exchequer as, he added, the registration would generate millions of rupees.
The registration fee of professional colleges is Rs150,000 and their annual renewal fee is Rs2,000. Similarly, the registration fee of non-professional colleges is Rs50,000 and their annual renewal fee is Rs3,000.
When asked why the colleges were not registering with HERA, the official said owners of these private colleges claimed that they had established the institutions before the promulgation of the ordinance under which HERA was established.
However, the ordinance states that institutions affiliated with various universities in public the sector before the promulgation of the ordinance were also required to get registered with HERA.
Through the said ordinance the previous law dealing with such issues -- West Pakistan Registration of Unrecognized Educational Institutions Ordinance, 1962 -- was repealed and it was stated that all educational institutions registered under that law should be deemed registered under the 2001 ordinance on the same terms and conditions as determined or might be determined for registration of a educational institution under the fresh ordinance.
Most of the owners of the unregistered private colleges were working on important posts in the University of Peshawar or other departments, the HERA official said.
All the unregistered private colleges were affiliated with the Peshawar and Gomal universities, he said. These colleges had been functioning illegally for the last 10 years, he said.
He said HERA could declare such colleges as illegal but could not close them down because there was no provision in the law regarding closure of colleges for not abiding by HERA directives.
The authority, he added, had proposed amendments to the law to empower it to close the colleges that violated the law. Dawn
125 teams take part in NUTEC
Peshawar: A total of 125 teams with over 500 participants from across the country took part in the two-day 'National University Technology Competition (NUTEC)', which concluded here Sunday.
The event was organised by the Peshawar campus of FAST-National University here. Faculty members and students from research and academic universities took keen interest in the projects exhibited by students of various institutions from different parts of the country.
Notables among the institutions that took part in the competition were different campuses of FAST-NU, National University of Science and Technology Islamabad, University of Peshawar, Qurtaba University Peshawar, Islamia College University, Comsats University, Wah Cantonment.
Projects in nine categories had been put on display in the competition. The categories included movie competition, E-gamming, programming, quiz, business plan and case simulation, antenna designing, on board circuit designing, hardware & software exhibition and software projects.
Mohammad Javed Khattak, provincial chief of Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority, inaugurated the event, while vice-chancellor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Engineering University Imtiaz Hussain Gilani was the chief guest at the concluding ceremony. Director FAST-NU Ghiasul Haq briefed the participants about the performance of the university. He also spoke about the need and importance of the event. The news
First ever medical book by Pakistani doctor launched in UK
Islamabad: A book by Professor doctor Lt Gen (retd) M. Arshad Mirza has been launched in the United Kingdom, becoming the first ever manual on medical subject by a Pakistani selected for publication in the UK.The edition titled 'Bedside Medicine - a Guideline for Complete Diagnosis and Management' published by UK's reputed Melrose Books, Cambridge is a handbook for medical students and doctors introducing the core of medical profession and diagnosis of illness through examination of patients.
Author of the book Lt Gen (retd) Prof Arshad Mirza, who has also served in Army Medical College, told APP that medical students, postgraduates and healthcare professionals will find 'Bedside Medicine' extremely informative, and a quick reference guide helping them in making correct diagnosis thereby improving patient care.
Professor Mirza said the book, assisted by Associate Professor Arif M. Siddiqui was earlier published in Rawalpindi in 2000-02 and was widely appreciated by the doctors and medical institutions throughout the country.
He said an agreement was signed with the British publication company after its keen offer, which published the book following a year of thorough editorial rearrangement with a foreword by Professor Ian Gilmore, Head of Department of Medicine, University of Liverpool, UK.
An abstract from the foreword by Prof Gilmore - now President of the Royal College of Physicians of England, says that the book is a "magnificent tour de force by Prof Mirza with a clinical wisdom distilled from half a century of his clinical practice."
Lt. Gen. Mahmoodul Hassan, former Surgeon General of Pakistan Army has termed the book as "monumental", saying that it has been written with clarity, completeness and with an excellence of illustration.
He said the reader will be grateful for the clarity which spells simplicity as Prof. Mirza has emphasized meticulous technique and attention to detail.
The book consists of a set of pointers, guidelines, information and advice on examination and diagnosis. It is structured physiologically with each of the 11 chapters devoted to a single key area of examination including respiratory and cardiovascular systems, the nervous system and blood. It covers the entire range of physiological departments as well as deals with aspects of a patient's medical history and general examination.
The 256-page book, priced at Rs 1750 is also available online at Amazon.com and at email@example.com. App
Students wait for textbooks
Islamabad: Despite the passage of one month of the new educational year, textbooks have not yet been distributed amongst the students. Talking to this news agency here Saturday, parents of the students said with the advent of the new educational year, delay in the distribution of textbooks amongst the students is wasting their precious time. The parents alleged that a specific group, including the officials of National Book Foundation (NBF), is involved in the delay of textbook distribution, so that they could get commission from the markets. The news