Irregularities in UoE result detected
Irregularities in UoE result revisions detected
Lahore: The University of Education (UoE) has allegedly made a
mockery of examination system as the results of different examinations
have been revised on various occasions instead of conducting special
Documentary evidence available with The News
reveal that dozens of students who otherwise were failed were declared
pass through the revised results creating strong doubts about the whole
process. In some cases the results were found revised more than twice.
to details, result of BSc Hons (Part-IV) Chemistry Session 2004-08 was
declared through notification No 316 on 06.02.2009 according to which
only two students had appeared for the exam and both had failed in
paper II. However, both students were declared pass after revision of
result through a notification No 384 on 05.05.2009.
notification of revised result reads "In supersession of this office
Notification No. UE/CE/2008/316 dated 06.02.2009 regarding BSc Hons
Chemistry Part-IV, Session 2004-08, Annual of Fall 2008, held on August
26, 2008, the result of following candidates is hereby declared after
removing the objection concerned."
According to sources, the UoE
Vice Chancellor had constituted a committee on 05.05.2009 to address
grievances of the students of programmes BS (Hons) Chemistry BEd
Part-I, Paper-II, BSc (Hons) Chemistry BEd Part-I (Medical/Non Medical)
Papers I, II, III, BS Ed Part-II, Paper-I, MSc Chemistry BEd Part-I
Papers I, II, III and BSc BEd Part-I.
They added that instead of
conducting exams again to address their grievances in true spirit the
students were awarded extra marks. "The answer sheets were re-evaluated
despite the fact the same was not allowed under any rule," sources
A study of the documents also reveals that a number of
notifications of revised results were issued much before constitution
of the committee by the VC creating further doubts over the whole
process of "addressing grievances of students."
According to the
documents, the result of BS (Hons) Chemistry Part-I was declared
through Notification No 317 on 09.02.2009. However, afterwards three
notifications of revised results were issued which were notification No
362 (06.04.2009), 381 (04-05-2009) and 385 (05.05.2009).
the result of MSc Chemistry Part-II was declared through notification
No 327 on 18.02.2009 however three different notification of revised
results were issued afterwards which are notification No 336
(26.03.2009), 366 (10.04.2009) and 395 (14.05.2009).
result of MSc BEd Part-I was declared through notification No 294 on
05.01.2009 while the result was revised twice afterwards through
notifications No 347 (13.04.2009) and 388 (08.05.2009).
the other programmes that witnessed revised results include BSc BEd
Part-I first notified on 18.03.2009 (notification number 334). The
result of the same programme was revised on 02.05.2009 (376),
02.05.2009 (380), 04.05.2009 (382) and 12.05.2009 (393).
result of BS Ed 2nd Prof was declared through notification No 302 on
17.01.2009 while the revised results were issued on five different
occasions through notifications numbers 322 (12.02.2009), 379
(02.05.2009), 383 (05.05.2009), 389 (09.05.2009) and 391 (12.05.2009).
the programmes of BS Ed 3rd Prof (result announced on 29.12.2009), MSc
Mathematics Part-I (09.02.2009) and MSc Chemistry BEd Part-I
(11.03.2009) witnessed revised results.
Officials of the University of Education insisted that everything was
done as per rules to provide relief to the students who had grievances
over the exams.
When contacted, UoE Vice Chancellor Prof Dr MS
Mirza said since the matter was a year old she could not recall the
exact details. She, however, added that students had pointed out that
the papers were out of course for which a committee was constituted.
said that after thorough review relevant teachers and paper setters
were asked by the committee to suggest solution so that students'
genuine grievances could be redressed.
When asked whether the
results could be revised without conducting exams, the UoE VC said the
committee after thorough deliberations had decided to adjust the
students. "This is something which is practiced in other universities
as well," she claimed.
Dr Mirza said the results revised did not
involve a single individual rather dozens of students were involved
adding proper procedure was followed to issue the revised results.
She said the university had also blacklisted the examiners who had prepared out-of-course papers.
Controller of Examinations Prof Dr Shaban Ali Bhatti said the students
had not only pointed out the out-of-course question papers but they had
expressed concerns over strict marking for which two separate
committees, one representing Division of Science and other Division of
Arts, were constituted by the VC.
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Orders for slips to GCU students
Lahore: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday directed the
Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore to
immediately issue roll number slips to 88 students of the Government
College University, Lahore.
The students were denied slips after
the university administration had told the board that they were short
of 75 per cent attendance.
Justice Sheikh Ahmed Farooq also
suspended implementation of the GCU vice-chancellor's order through
which he had asked the BISE authorities not to issue slips to the
After giving interim relief to the students, the court adjourned proceedings for a date to be fixed by LHC' registrar's office.
the orders of the court, the BISE controller examination, the deputy
controller examination, and the registrar of the GCU appeared before
the court. Written reply on behalf of the VC was also filed in the
The GCU officials said that as per the university rules the students should have completed 75 per cent attendance.
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'PhD lecturers in varsities soon'
Lahore: Government College University (GCU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Aftab,
highlighting the importance of quality research, said the people,
teaching in universities, should have PhD degrees in their relevant
fields. "Days are not far when the PhD will be the minimum required
qualification for the appointment of lecturer in a university. So, make
yourself ready for that time," Dr Khalid Aftab said while addressing
the faculties of arts, social sciences and languages at GCU Bokhari
Auditorium. He urged the GCU young faculty members to get themselves
enrolled in the PhD programmes and produce quality research.
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PU organises Punjabi Mushaira
Lahore: The Punjab University's Department of Punjabi organised
the world Punjabi Musahira in Sheerani Hall of the Oriental College on
Renowned poets who recited their poems included
Anwar Masood, Dr Inam-ul-Haq Javed, Saleem Kashir, Saleem Tahir, Dr
Younis Ahqar, Shafiq Saleemi, Waliat Ahmad Farooqi, Imran Naqvi, Ali
Asghar Abbas, Bushra Ejaz, Anjum Qureshi, Majeed Khawar (Mailsi), Zahid
Nawaz (Jhang), Maqbool Gillani (Multan), Dr Adil Soomro (Sindh), Dr
Aman Ullah (USA) and Dr Tufail Khalish (Germany).
recitation of fascinating and elegant verses repeatedly made the
audience break into spontaneous and thunderous applause. Dr Naheed
Shahid acted as stage secretary during the Mushaira.
conclusion of the poetic session, PU Vice Chancellor Dr Kamran observed
that nations which kept their literature and culture alive always
inherited great civilisations.
Seminar held on Press Freedom
Day: Freedom does not mean freedom of criticism on the government
rather it should be taken as freedom to inform people about real
This was stated by noted journalist Mujeeb ur Rehman
Shami at a seminar held in connection with 'World Press Freedom Day' at
the Punjab University's Institute of Communication Studies (PUICS) on
Thursday, said a press statement.
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UHS to hold paramedics exams
Lahore: The Punjab government has handed over the task of
conducting examinations of different categories of paramedics to the
University of Health Sciences (UHS), Lahore.
were earlier conducted by the Punjab Medical Faculty (PMF). The
decision was made by the Governing Body of PMF under section 17(v) of
the by-laws of the Punjab Medical Faculty, according to a press release
here on Thursday.
In a notification, issued in this regard by
the Punjab Health Department, it has been said that the UHS would
develop revised curricula for courses of paramedical categories by the
end of next month and conduct examinations according to approved
courses from academic year 2011 and onwards. The news
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Lahore: PU Academic Staff Association (PUASA) is to stage a protest
rally today, from the Institute of Chemical Engineering to the
Institute of Education and Research, to show solidarity with Prof
Iftikhar Baloch, and for the early arrest of the remaining fourth
culprit nominated in the FIR. Academic Staff Association (ASA)
President Prof Dr Mehr Saeed Akhtar and General Secretary Prof Javed
Sami will lead the protest demonstration. The protesters will wear
black gowns, badges and ribbons and carry banners, bearing anti-Islami
Jamiat Talaba slogans. Daily times
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