UoP announces exams schedule
Peshawar, May 11: The University of Peshawar (UoP) Tuesday announced to commence Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) Annual Examination from May 31 while the Masters of Arts (MA) and Masters of Science (MSc) annual examination will start from July 4.
The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and Bachelor of Education (BEd) examinations will begin from June 20 and 22, respectively. The decision was taken at a meeting of the deans and other faculty members with the controller of examinations. The Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Azmat Hayat Khan chaired the meeting.
The controller of examinations informed the meeting that the examination scheduled for students of BA and BSc would end by July 2. He said just after a gap of one day, the MA and MSc exmainations would begin for which all the necessary arrangements had been finalised. The news
UoP to start distance learning course
Peshawar: The University of Peshawar (UoP) is planning to start distance learning education from this academic year.
A faculty meeting chaired by Vice-Chancellor University of Peshawar (UoP) Prof Dr Azmat Hayat Khan here on Tuesday decided that the programme would be made available for the students of masters from September this year and initially admissions would be offered for masters in economics and masters in international relations, which would be later extended to all the departments of the university.
A press release issued by UoP said that the same facility would be given to bachelor students as well later on.
Prof Dr Azmat Hayat Khan on the occasion said that the university had decided to start distance learning education to facilitate private candidates at masters level who could not afford the facility of getting education as a regular student and improve the quality of learning and enhance the success ratio in examination of private students. Dr Hayat said that the university would arrange workshops and lectures for the students at centres near their residences and main focus would be on assignment to evaluate their performance during the course of study and to help them prepare for the examination.
The vice-chancellor thanked the HEC for providing the relevant guidelines and financial support for this project.
Director Distance Learning Education Mr Taimur said that the mode of learning would be virtual i.e. online and mix mode by partially sitting at home for assignments and through periodical lectures, the press release said. Dawn
PBTE warnings to affiliated institutes
Lahore: The Punjab Board of Technical Education (PBTE) has issued warning notices to a number of affiliated institutes for not meeting the board's requirements in connection with the provision of facilities to the students.
The board has also warned that affiliation of those institutes will be cancelled which fail to provide required standard, accordance with Academic Audit Performa, which was already sent to all the affiliated institutes across the Punjab, including Azad Kashmir. The warning notices were issued by PBTE Secretary Aman ullah Ch on the direction of PBTE Chairman who last week paid surprise visit to the board's affiliated institutes in various districts of the province.
They included Allama Iqbal Polytechnic Institute, Sahiwal, Science Institute of Technology, Dera Ghazi Khan, Ideal Institute of Technology, Bhera, Alghazi Institute of Technology, DG Khan and others.
MBBS students allowed to take exam
Lahore: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday allowed the unsuccessful MBBS students to appear in the supplementary examination and directed the University of Health Sciences (UHS) to entertain their forms on regular fees.
Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed also linked the declaration of their results with the final decision of a petition filed by 91 students/petitioners who were earlier allowed by the court to participate in the annual examination but their results had not been announced.
Petitioners, including Sadia Waheed and others, pleaded that their result might be declared so that the possibility of their taking supplementary examinations could be considered.
UHS Counsel Rassal Hassan Syed told the court that the results of the petitioners were available in a sealed envelope and he unsealed the same before the court. According to the results, some petitioners had failed.
Counsel said the failed petitioners were entitled to sit in the supplementary examinations but the last date for filing forms was May 9.
He said their forms could be entertained till May 16 with double fees.
The judge, however, directed the counsel to ensure submission of petitioners' forms with regular fees, treating their case under special circumstances.
Justice Saeed adjourned the hearing on the petition till June 8 and ordered that the results of the petitioners would be subject to final decision of the court.
Killer convicted: Additional District and Sessions judge Saeed Ullah Mughal on Tuesday awarded life imprisonment to Abdul Rasheed on the charge of murdering a person.
The court has also imposed a fine of Rs. 50,000 on the convict.
The court has directed the convict to pay Rs. 200,000 to the family of victim as compensation. In case of default in payment of the fine, the convict will face further nine-month jail term.
Convict Abdul Rasheed had killed Fazal Din, father of petitioner (Munir), during a bid of robbery on June 20, 2008 when deceased offered resistance to the two dacoits namely Abdul Rasheed and Rafique.
Factory Area Police had registered case against the said two dacoits. But Rafique was killed in a police encounter and the court announced punishment for Abdul Rasheed on Tuesday.
Lahore: The Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) on Tuesday organised an interactive session for students of its Department of Mass Communication in which Director General Public Relations (DGPR) Punjab was the guest speaker. DGPR Punjab Aslam Dogar explained the scope for students in public relations and talked about the improving public relations at different levels in any firm. The news