HEC criteria for fresh hiring
Lahore, May 08: The Higher Education Commission has raised the qualification requirement for the appointment of faculty members in universities and degree-awarding institutions (DAIs).
According to a notification issued to vice chancellors of universities and rectors of degree-awarding institutions, the minimum qualification for the appointment of a lecturer in universities/DAI will be M.Phil/MS or equivalent degree (18 years) or master's degree from a foreign university with effect from Jan 1, 2015.
Similarly, the minimum qualification for the appointment of an assistant professor in universities/DAIs will be PhD with effect from Jan 1, 2016.
The notification issued by HEC's Quality Assurance Division was circulated to different universities departments on Monday.
Intermediate 2012: Many sans number slips for exam to be held today
Lahore: Several candidates for 2012 intermediate annual examination were running from pillar to post to get their roll number slips on Monday – just a day before the exam that begins on Tuesday (today).
The candidates were critical of board administration for not ensuring provision of roll number slips to them well in time.
"It is board administration's failure for which we (candidates) have to pay," a candidate told the media on Monday.
The affected students also said that even the roll number slips which had been provided to some candidates had mistakes in names, date of birth or mailing addresses.
"Despite the fact that it is board's mistake the students are being charged for the issuance of duplicate roll number slips," a candidate lamented.
Asma, a candidate, complained that she had appeared as a private candidate with computer science (subject) and cleared Part-I. However, she said, the board administration told her she could not appear in Part-II annual examination with the same subject as it included practical. She said the board administration was forcing her to change the subject. She demanded that she should be issued roll number slip so that her precious academic year should not go waste.
When some reporters approached examination controller Anwar Farooq for his stance, the officer reportedly had an argument with them and called security guards, asking the reporters to leave the office.
The reporters protested the officers' attitude and also got their complaint registered with the board chairman, Nasrullah Virik.
When contacted, Mr Farooq said that the board rules did not allow any private candidate to appear in a subject that had practical examinations as well. To a question that why the candidate was then allowed to appear in the Part-I exam last year with the same subject, the controller said the board had last year invited admission forms online and there was no check on eligibility of candidates. Moreover, he said, the practical examinations were only held for Part-II.
The examination controller said that he had asked the candidate to opt for any arts subject and she would be issued a roll number slip.
Scholarships: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education has announced merit scholarships for 204 students on the basis of intermediate annual examination for 2011 results.
According to a break of disciplines and gender, eight boys and 22 girls won scholarship in pre-medical group; 25 boys and eight girls in pre-engineering; six students in general science; 27 boys and 17 girls in commerce group; and 22 boys and 60 girls in arts group.
The board has sought objections from students on the selection of 204 students for merit scholarships within 10 days. Dawn
Inter exams begin, Section 144 imposed
Rawalpindi: The City District Government Rawalpindi (CDGR) has imposed Section 144 around all the examination centres set up for the intermediate annual examinations, beginning from today (Tuesday) under the Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE).
According to details, foolproof arrangements have been made for transparent and smooth holding of the annual exams. Cell phones, textbooks, test papers, calculators and other items that can be used for cheating, would not be allowed in the examination halls and unauthorised people would not be allowed to enter the premises of examination centres. inp
Punjab govt to send bright students abroad for higher education
Rawalpindi: The Punjab government will send talented and bright students abroad for higher education under the Endowment Fund of the Punjab Education Foundation.
Addressing a laptop computers distribution ceremony at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS AAUR), Member of National Assembly Hamza Shahbaz Sharif said the Punjab government had allocated Rs 8 billion for the fund, which would help assist deserving students in getting higher education in their respective fields.
He distributed 7,000 laptops among students of different universities of the twin cities.
Next year, he announced, 300,000 computers would be given to students who show good performance in their respective fields.
He said the government was well aware of the needs of modern times, which was evident from that fact that it was equipping students with modern technology end distributing laptops across the province.
The MNA said there was total transparency in the distribution of laptops and criticism for the sake of criticism was unjustified.
He urged all political parties to shun their petty differences and get united to steer the country out of crises. "The country can be put on the road of consistent progress, prosperity and development if all political parties show unity as they have exhibited in the unanimous passage of the 18th, 19th and 20th constitutional amendments."
Hamza claimed that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz would ensure provision of maximum relief to the common man after coming into power, as it had a competent team of economic experts to devise people-friendly economic polices. He said around 65 percent of the population consisted of youth, and the PML-N is focusing on addressing their problems on priority.
Parliamentarians including Najma Hameed, Seema Jeelani, Tahira Aurangzeb, Malik Shakeel Awan, Malik Abrar, Muhammad Hanif Abbasi, Raja Hanif, Malik Iftikhar, Ziaullah Shah and Sharyar Riaz, Rawalpindi Commissioner Imdaullah Bosal, DCO Capt (r) Saqib Zafar and officials of the Punjab government attended the function. app