Peshawar University MA, MSc examination 2011
UoP fails to make final decision on MA/MSc exam
Peshawar, May 25: The deans
committee of the University of Peshawar (UoP) has failed to come up with a final
decision whether to delay the MA/MSc examination until September or hold it in
accordance with the already given schedule from July 4.
The delay was
causing concern among the students and contributing to the tension. The meeting
was held on Tuesday and presided over by Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Azmat Hayat.
But due to the absence of the controller examinations, it failed to reach a
final decision. Most of the participants, however, gave in writing that the
examination should be held as per the given schedule, sources privy to the
meeting said. The final decision would be made by the controller
examinations on his return from Karachi, they added.
students staged a protest and asked the university administration to delay the
examination until September. Majority of the students, however, are opposed to
the delay in the examination. Those who seek a delay are of the opinion that
owing to excessive power outages and long closure of the university on different
occasions they could not complete their courses and properly prepare for the
The university administration rejected both the reasons.
According to an official, all the hostels have been provided with heavy power
generators at a cost of Rs300 million and there was no problem of electricity
suspension. "Fifteen generators have been purchased and installed in all the
hostels so the students do not suffer because of loadshedding," he added.
Regarding the course of study completion, he said the university had
sought details from all the departments and faculties and found a minor problem
in the English Department only because the courses were completed in other
departments. He was of the opinion that the students seeking delay in the
examination were affiliated with different student organisations were using the
issue as a political stunt.
The students who want the examination to be
held in accordance with the schedule outnumber those seeking delay and are
academically stronger than them. They say it would be injustice with them if the
examination were put off without any justification.
Some of the students
recalled that despite the closure for months of the university following the
protest by the faculty last year, the MA/MSc examination was held on time and it
were only the devastating floods that forced the administration to postpone the
tests for a few papers.
Majority of the female students are of the
opinion that they would suffer the most if the examination were delayed. Several
girl students told this reporter that it would be extremely difficult for them
to continue coming to the university when they have already started their
preparations and have made up their minds to appear in the examination in July.
They said they had already been asked by the hostel administration to
vacate the hostels soon after the commencement of examination. Moreover, Ramazan
would also commence in the first week of August and the girl students would then
not be able to remain in hostels. The study of the day scholars would also be
affected during Ramazan, they argued.
"the exame should be delayed 2 sep because many off corses r incomplete"
Name: Syed jaffar shah
City, Country: peshawar,pakistan
"The MA/MSc Examination schedule should be according to the given schedule that is on 4th July. We already mentally prepare for given the exam on given schedule."
Name: Ali Muhammad
City, Country: Peshawar
"we want 2 delay the exam,up2 25 july."
City, Country: malakand| peshawar
"Our Courses are incomplete, and some of our papers in Ramadan, look at these merciless Administration examination must be held after Ramadan"
City, Country:Peshawar, Pakistan
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HEC moot on 'Setting Standards for 21st Century'
Islamabad: The first-ever 'National Conference on Setting Standards for 21st Century Pakistan'
is being organised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) here on
The conference aims to assemble key stakeholders including
parliamentarians, diplomats, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and members of civil
society who will provide an impetus leading to a national pledge to be taken to
promote university-community and university-industry linkage.
which will showcase the contribution of higher education sector towards nation
building, will highlight the significance of sustainability of a progressive
research culture, which ensures flow of knowledge to and from the business and
the industrial sector.
In this regard, a project for the establishment of
business/technology incubators in the universities has been initiated. These
incubators would ensure an atmosphere where viable start-up
companies/entrepreneurships can grow and prosper. These incubator graduates have
the potential to create employment, revitalise neighbourhoods, commercialise new
technologies, and strengthen local and national economies.
have a greater impact on the economy when they maintain ties with the university
because of the synergy between three important stakeholders - entrepreneurs,
universities, and research scholars.
There is a conscious strive for
innovation and commercialisation of the research, which would bring economic
prosperity to Pakistan. In order to develop and strengthen the nexus of the
universities and the industry, it is important to ensure quality research in
areas of importance to industry. Universities must respond to the needs of the
Furthermore, "Science and Technology Parks" are being developed
around the world as a means of stimulating start-up and growth of
technologically intensive, knowledge-based businesses, and to facilitate the
linkages between the researchers and the industrial communities.
Research & Development Division of the HEC promotes establishment of
technology parks throughout the country, and the business incubation centres
would augment these parks.
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Clerks, teachers to stage sit-in
Islamabad: All Pakistan Clerks Association (APCA) in collaboration with Punjab Teachers Union
will stage a sit-in today (Wednesday) in front of the Parliament House to press
for their demands.
Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, APCA
President Nazar Hussain Korai demanded of the government to implement what had
been written in the report compiled by the Pay and Pension Commission. "Last
year, we were given 50% ad hoc relief and a Pay and Pension Commission was
constituted on our charter of demands. We have been given full assurance that
the recommendations of the commission would be implemented, however, it never
happened," he said.
He said that the recommendations of the commission
include merger of ad hoc relief in salaries and their revision, an increase in
medical allowance up to Rs3,000, in house rent up to 70 per cent and in
conveyance allowance up to 200 per cent; payment of group insurance at once
after the retirement; restoration of additional promotions that has been given
on the basis of high qualification; constitution of clerks foundation, Eid
allowance for low-grade government employees and restoration of rest and
Korai said that the salary of government employees
increases once a year despite the fact that the inflation increases with each
passing day. "During the ongoing year, the prices of electricity increased by 23
per cent, of diesel by 20 per cent, sugar by 100 per cent, while prices of
pulses, cooking oil and other eatables have increased by 100 per cent but the
income of government employees remains the same," he said.
He said that
whenever they demand relief for clerks, the government starts making lame
excuses citing lack of resources, but no decrease in the expenses of Presidency
and Prime Minister House is witnessed.
"Today APCA, Punjab Teachers
Union, Young Doctors Association, PCS Association are protesting for their
rights, but the government is not ready to listen to their demands," he
Answering a question, Korai said that it was nothing less than
brutality that the lower clerical staff members were getting inhuman salary
packages. "When government itself has announced Rs7,000 as minimum wage then why
it is not implementing its own announcement," he said.
He informed the
media persons that the clerical staff members of grade one to grade 10 are still
getting salaries as low as Rs5,000 to Rs6,000. "We demand government to
immediately implement the minimum wages orders," he added.
pertinent to mention here that APCA had registered its protest last year during
a rally, which pressed Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh to announce 50 per
cent ad hoc relief and constitution of Pay and Pension Commission.
other office-bearers who were present on the occasion included APCA Secretary
General Murad Ali Chachar, Shahzad Manzoor Kiani, Punjab Teachers Union
President Syed Sajjad Akbar Kazmi, Rana Atta Mohammad, Rana Liaquat Ali and
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Teachers 'should be paid salaries during vacation'
Islamabad: The Islamabad Model Colleges Academic Staff Association has asked the Federal
Directorate of Education to pay salaries to the teachers on daily wage during
summer vacation, says a press release.
IMCASA President Professor Ijaz
Athar, Vice President Professor Hafeezullah and General Secretary Amjad Iqbal
said that students of model colleges have to pay fees for the whole academic
year, including summer vacation, but daily wage teachers are not paid their
salaries during summer holidays.
They said that daily wage teachers are
paid salaries from students' fund. Model colleges earn huge money by collecting
fees from students even for summer vacation, but daily wage teachers are not
paid their salaries during this period.
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Media workshop begins at NDU
Rawalpindi: Two-week long National Media Workshop Serial-4 started at National Defence University (NDU),
Islamabad, says a press release.
Over seventy participants including
eminent journalists, from all over the country along with some parliamentarians
and persons from other segments of the society are participating in this
workshop. The aim of the workshop is to discuss the importance of media as an
element of national power in the pursuit of national interests and also to
debate core issues confronting Pakistan.
President National Defence
University, Lieutenant General Agha Muhammad Umer Farooq, in his opening address
highlighted the importance and scope of the National Media Workshop. He stressed
upon the role of media in perception building, shaping attitudes and behaviours,
developing ethical values and culture of tolerance in a nation. Pakistani media,
he said, is custodian of the culture and a potent source of change, and thus had
even greater responsibility in bringing the country out of the current problems
it is confronted with. Media he said in Pakistan is the backbone of nationalism,
morale and nation building as well as creating, promoting and projecting
self-pride. He further added that being responsible to ourselves we should have
clear objectives of where we want to take the nation. He opined that nation
provided with information but not knowledge may develop a confused psychological
mindset. The news
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