Roll number slips not issued: Private candidates miss BA exam
Swabi, May 27: A number of private candidates could not appear in the BA examination owing to 'failure' of the University of Peshawar to dispatch them roll number slips in time.
The candidates who applied for appearing the examination told this correspondent that last year the BA examination was held in the last week of June, but this year the examination started on May 20.
Some students complained that they had not received roll number slips even a week after the examination had begun.
Those students who were aware of the new schedule and did not receive their roll numbers went to the Peshawar University but could not get the slips because of huge rush.
Fazal Nawab of Bamkhel, who was to appear in English-A and B papers could not sit in the exam as he did not receive the roll number.
Some students said they also approached the Pakistan Post to know if they might have failed to deliver the mail to them on time, but the officials presented them the whole record of previous days showing there was no such mail. The officials at the post office, the students said, told them they delivered such important mails without any delay.Your Comments
Govt given 14 days to recover kidnapped VC
Peshawar: The Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) has warned the government of launching a protest campaign in public sector universities across the country if kidnapped vice-chancellor of the Kohat University of Sciences and Technology Dr Lutfullah Kakakhel is not recovered in two weeks.
The association held a meeting at the Agriculture University here on Tuesday night under it president Dr Mehar Saeed Akhtar, who is also head of the Punjab University Teachers Association.
Through a unanimous resolution, the meeting called upon the government to safely recover Dr Latfullah within two weeks.
Dr Latfullah had been kidnapped by militants from Dara Adamkhel in November 2009 while coming to Peshawar along with his driver and a staff member. The driver and staff member had later been freed.
The meeting was attended by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa FAPUASA president Dr Fidda Mohammad, Engineering University Teachers Association (EUTA) president Sadeeq Akbar, Islamia College University Teachers Association president Ziaullah Sehrai, KUST Teachers Association president Naeem Butt and relatives of the kidnapped vice-chancellor.
The association criticised the government for "taking no interest in safe recovery of Dr Lutfullah", Dr Akhtar said after the meeting. "Teachers' sentiments at this stage are out of control. If the government fails to recover the VC within two weeks, the teachers will chalk out a strategy for protests across the country," he said.
Another office-bearer of the association said the entire government machinery and law-enforcement agencies were moved for recovery of five-year-old British national Sahil Naqqash, but no serious steps had been taken for recovery of the vice-chancellor who was in the captivity of militants for six months. Dawn
IJT demands action against SHO, provost
Peshawar: Expressing serious concern over the alleged torture of a student by university campus police, Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) Wednesday demanded stern action against the station house officer and provost of the University of Peshawar (UoP).
Addressing a news conference here, campus president of IJT Shad Mohammad Shaheen said that the SHO Waqar on the directives of Provost UoP Dr Bashir arrested a student of the university Shah Zaman and severely tortured him.
The IJT office-bearer said that the police dragged him from his beard and struck his head against the wall. Owing to the severe torture in the police station on the night of April 16, 2010, Shah Zaman fell unconscious.
Fearing his death in the police station, he alleged the police rushed him to the nearby Khyber Teaching Hospital, where after necessary treatment, he was thrown out on a road in the university.
The IJT leader claimed that in order to conceal the incident, the police rearrested him and registered a fake case against him on the basis of which he was sent to jail for three days. The police also took away with them the record of this medical treatment from the hospital, he alleged.
Shad Mohammad said that due to the police excesses, the university campus had virtually been converted into a police state. He appealed to the chief justice Peshawar High Court, the governor and police high-ups to look into the matter and take stern action against the police officials involved in the torture of the student. The news
AIOU students' ordeal
Islamabad: About 25 girl students who were to appear in the Certified Teacher (CT) examination of the Allama Iqbal Open University failed to attempt one of their papers on Tuesday due to some misunderstanding.
The students said that they were told by the concerned officials that their examination centre had been shifted from Kernel Sher Kili to Chota Lahor girl high school in Lahor East union council. However, when they reached there they found no hall due to which they could not appear in the paper."Now we have to wait for next year to pass our professional teaching exanimation," said one of the candidates.
When authorities concerned were approached they told this correspondent that the roll number slips clearly mentioned Kernel Sher Kili as the centre for the said paper and the fault lied with the students. But the candidates alleged that they were told by some officials that their centre had been shifted from Sher Kili to Chota Lahor.
The concerned officials stated that the elders of Chota Lahor had also appealed to the AIOU authorities in Peshawar for shifting of the hall.
They said the remaining examination of the teaching cadre would be held at girls high school, Chota Lahor. Dawn