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NTS to give all entry tests in universities: gov

MULTAN, May 21(Daily Times): Punjab Governor Lt Gen (r) Khalid Maqbool said on Saturday that a National Testing Service would soon replace the entry tests for admissions in medical colleges and engineering universities.

In a meeting with reporters at the Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), he said the initiative was meant to enhance credibility of the test process.He said that semester system would also be introduced at college levels.

He said Rs 5 billion would be invested for the development of colleges in Punjab, adding that initially around six colleges would be selected for this purpose with the formation of their Board of Managements (BoMs).

He said nine universities of international standards would be established in the country, including an engineering and a women's university in Multan.

He said Rs 3 billion had been spent on Bahauddin Zakariya University's (BZU) development, adding that the projects worth Rs 950 million had either been completed or were near completion.

The governor said another Rs 1 billion grant for development projects had been committed, while Rs 1.1 billion more funding was promised for future projects.
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