PMDC NEB exam | FDE summer vacation
NEB exam must for medical graduates from Cuba: PMDC
Islamabad, May 31: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has declared that those who have
secured medical degrees from Cuba will have to qualify the National
Examination Board (NEB) examination for registration with it.
PMDC licensing examination through the National Examination Board is
mandatory for all Pakistani nationals having foreign medical and dental
qualifications. And those with Cuba degrees are no exception. There is
no question of exemption in this respect," PMDC registrar Dr Raja Amjad
Dr Raja Amjad said the
PMDC had already brought the matter to the notice of different committee
of parliament as well as the Higher Education Commission.
said under the PMDC rules, only the medical and dental graduates, who
had major postgraduate qualifications like diploma of American Board,
FRCS (UK) or equivalent, were exempted from the NEB examination.
purpose of the NEB examination, which began in 1990, is to examine the
competence and skills of medical and dental doctors from abroad to
maintain the minimum standards of medical and dental education.
of medical and dental graduates have already sat and cleared the
examination for the PMDC registration and have been serving the nation,"
The PMDC registrar said the council was
facilitating all Cuban graduates through the HEC to issue the
eligibility certificate for the purpose.
"A mega workshop
or preparatory course refresher course have been designed for all
foreign graduates so that they could qualify the NEB examination.
who have graduated from Cuba will have to sit and clear the examination
to get licence to practice medicine and surgery in Pakistan," he said.
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AIOU upgrades its website
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has further upgraded its official website
on modern lines, incorporating in it new mechanism of international
standard to meet the growing needs of its 1.3 million students.
website is unique and unprecedented in colours and shape containing
relevant information relating to academic programmes, admissions, fee
structure, faculties, departments, regions, Research Journals,
e-Library, Activity Calendar, admission inquiry, date sheet, roll number
slips, results, downloads, assignments, Jamia Nama, assignments marks
and university library.
The upgraded website was
inaugurated by AIOU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ali Asghar Chishti.
Registrar Prof. Dr. Nowshad Khan, Senior Prof. Dr. Abdul Hafeez and
Computer Incharge, Shabnam N Shahid were also present on the occasion.
students have been advised to visit the university's website
www.aiou.edu.pk for updates on their academic programmes. The VC in his
speech, said that newly developed website aimed at focusing on the needs
of the students and providing easy and fastest system of access. Dr.
Chishti appreciated the team work of Computer section for updating the
website and congratulated them on their success. He said that updated
site will prove the cause in further increasing university's ranking and
Registrar Prof. Dr. Nowshad Khan
and Senior Prof. Dr. Abdul Hafeez also spoke on the occasion.
Congratulating the incharge Computer Section and her team on updating
the website, they assured her that all genuine demands linking to
scarcity of staff and purchasing of the required equipments will be
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FDE Summer vacation
Islamabad: Students of all the educational institutions working under the Federal
Directorate of Education (FDE) will enjoy summer holidays from June 7
According to the notification issued by
the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) the students
would resume their educational activities from August 11. CADD Joint
Educational Adviser Rafique Tahir said the secretary has approved
vacations from June 7 till August 10. The news
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Students suffer due to power outages
Islamabad: The students of Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) run
educational institutions are facing severe difficulties in paying
concentration towards their studies in classrooms due to the power
outages and rising temperatures. Majority of the institutions working
under the FDE lack the facility of power generators or uninterrupted
power supply (UPS), and those which have only cater to the needs of the
principals and teachers, not students.
Fatima, a fourth class student of
a government school, said that she is facing great difficulties in her
studies when she has to bear severe heat in the classroom during
load-shedding. She said that many of the students, especially of junior
classes face health problems, like low energy level, weakness, and
fatigue, and cannot focus on their studies.Shabbir Khan, another student
of class six, said, "I am anxiously waiting for the summer vacations so
that I can stay at home and protect myself from the scorching heat." He
said that the students of private schools are lucky in the sense that
they are being provided the best facilities.
Professor Tahir from a
local college said that the students have to come to the schools six
days a week, and they just have one day of rest, however, the officials
of the public departments are enjoying two weekly offs of Saturdays and
Sunday. He said that the authorities must announce two weekly offs for
the students so that they can feel relax during the summer
season.Shahid, a father said, "The announcement of summer vacations from
June 7 is a sigh of relief for the students as the vacations would save
them from the intense heat." The rise in mercury during the last two
days has become unbearable for the students of junior classes to come to
the schools, he added. Daily Times
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