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Degree attestation process at HEC irks students
Islamabad, Nov 12: Unsatisfactory arrangements at the attestation department of the Higher Education
Commission (HEC) irk students who reach there from different parts of
the country for attestation of their degrees.
Over 200 students
daily visit the attestation department, but the HEC cannot entertain
more than 150 students as only one person has been deputed to interact
and deal with students due to which dozens of them go back in
desperation. Female students also have to bear the brunt as no separate
window has been set up for them and they have to stand in the same queue
with male students.
"It would simply take four to five hours to get
your degrees or documents attested as you can personally witness there
is only one window for hundreds of students who are eagerly waiting for
their turn," said Khurram Mirza, a graduate in Electrical Engineering,
who was standing in a long queue at the attestation department of the
He took out a computer printout from his pocket and showed that
when he got himself registered on HEC's website he was allotted token
number and given time. But despite the fact that he reached earlier from
the specified time, the relevant person dealing with students at the
counter asked him to come after two hours. He said if they allotted him
time and he observed complete punctuality then why they asked him to
come after two hours.
"I have been waiting for last couple of hours
for my turn despite the fact that I got myself registered on HEC's
website and arrived on time," he said. The attestation of degrees,
transcripts and diplomas awarded by the certified universities and
degree-awarding institutions of Pakistan, both in public and private
sector, was transferred to the HEC by the government in May 2000.
Moreover, the HEC is also the sole regulatory body of higher education
in the country entrusted with the job to determine the equivalence and
recognition of degrees, diplomas and certificates awarded by
institutions within the country and abroad.
The degrees and
transcripts can also got attested by using courier service and there is
no need to come personally to headquarters of the commission but most of
the people avoid using this option out of the fear that they may lose
their original documents in the process.
HEC's spokesperson told this
scribe that an online system for attestation of degrees was initiated
in February 2009, and as compared to the old system of attestation when
candidates had to wait in queue for long hours, now there is an online
reservation system through which a candidate may fill online attestation
form anywhere anytime.
The spokesperson said candidate is provided
with a fixed date and time to visit HEC's office for attestation and the
token numbers, issued electronically, are displayed at each window for
submission and collection of documents as well as depositing fee.
those who directly come to HEC without prior reservation, facility has
been provided at the attestation branch for filling the application form
and their documents are attested the same day," the spokesperson said.
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HEC asks varsities to appoint senior scholars as departmental heads
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission has asked universities to
appoint senior scholars of repute with good administrative experience as
department heads as well as deans of faculties.
Sources said the HEC
had written letters to the vice chancellors of all the public sector
universities to hire only those deans or head of departments (HoDs), who
are capable enough to upgrade the quality of education imparted in that
A copy of the letter, available with this
scribe, states: "HEC continues to strive for quality and excellence in
academics and governance in the universities and institutions of higher
education in Pakistan. We can only have a sound base, if those
responsible at the helm of affairs are academics of impeccable record
and experience." It further states that it is important to project
within the country and to the outside world that distinguished
professionals with international recognition are administrating the
affairs of the universities. After all, it is the leadership that takes
the organisation to a higher level of performance.
The letter, which
is duly signed by HEC Chairman Javaid Laghari said it was important that
the persons considered for appointment to these senior positions fulfil
the current requirements for appointment, as professor in the
The HEC Chairman confirmed that he
had written letters to the vice chancellors of public sector
universities, but said that it was nothing unusual in doing so. "We are
supposed to do so in order to maintain the quality of education in
universities," he said. He said that quality in education and research
can only be enhanced when the universities have qualified academics
heading departments and faculties. The news
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HEC announces best university teacher award for 2009
Islamabad: Dr Zahid Mehmood, Bahria University's Associate Professor, is
selected for the best university teachers' award 2009 as the Higher
Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) has announced the best teacher
award for the year 209. The award is conferred upon university teachers
to honour their dedicated efforts to improve academic atmosphere through
out the year. The award comprises a certificate and cash prize of Rs
100, 000/-. Daily times
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As negotiations between the
abductors of Ajmal Khan, the vice-chancellor of Peshawar's Islamia
College University, and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government continue,
public-sector universities in the province have indefinitely closed in
protest against the kidnapping. The abductors have released two videos
of their victim, who was kidnapped in September, appealing to the
government to secure his release. The case is similar to that of the VC
of the Kohat University of Science and Technology who was in captivity
for nearly eight months before being released in exchange for money and
militant prisoners. As in all negotiations concerning hostages held by
militants, the dilemma of those on the side of the victim, especially
when the government is involved, is understandable. While the safe
recovery of the victim should no doubt be the top priority, there is
also considerable concern that agreeing to the abductors' demands would
send a signal to others of their ilk to resort to the same crime, in
effect fuelling a vicious cycle.
In fact, the incidence of kidnapping for ransom in the province has
assumed serious proportions over the past few years. Apart from
academicians like the two vice-chancellors, victims have also included
government officials, doctors, lawyers and other high-value or well-off
people including children. Even with the most stringent security
measures, it would be impossible to protect each and every person in the
province from abductors. This, however, is no justification for inertia
or non-action. The problem must be dealt with on a priority basis. The
provincial and federal government together with all concerned security
and defence agencies should put their heads together to find a lasting
solution to a menace which is not only causing fear among the public but
is also turning out to be a major source of funding for militants and
other criminal networks. Dawn
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IIUI employees go on strike
Islamabad: The employees of International
Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) on Thursday went on strike for over
six hours against maladministration of university administration for not
providing its employees Eid ul Azha bonus, medical allowances and no
day off for replacement of Iqbal Day (November 9).
IIUI told Daily Times that over 1,600 employees of University Staff
Welfare Association (USWA) including lower and upper grade clerical
staff of IIUI went on strike for over six hours and staged a protest.
The clerical work in all departments of IIUI on the day was remained
halted. The IIUI administration made negotiations with members of USWA
but did not reached any conclusion. However, a demand of replacement of
holiday of November 9 was given to the employees on November 16 ahead of
Eid ul Azha.
Sources said that over 1,600 employees of IIUI were
not given their salaries ahead of Eid ul Azha and they were also
deprived of Eid loan current year. That is given every year in past.
They also demanded Rs 10,000 loan to celebrate Eid for religious ritual
of buying sacrificial animal. The protest demonstrated started from 10
am till 4:00 pm in which USWA members staged sit in infront of
administration block. Daily times
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Iqbal Day celebrated at AAUR
Rawalpindi: Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi,
(PMAS-AAUR) on Thursday marked the 133rd birth anniversary of poet and
philosopher Allama Muhammad Iqbal by arranging different programmes to
highlight Allama Iqbal's life with the objective to idealise him as a
role model for national prosperity.
Different programmes included
bilingual declamation; documentaries, quiz competition, skits and mime
were held on the day and highlighted the Iqbal's life, poetry and his
messages to youth. Students also presented 'Kalam-e-Iqbal' in melodious
voice. PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Khalid Mahmood Khan was
the chief guest on the occasion.
While addressing the students, he
said it is imperative to understand the spirit of Iqbal's massage.
"Iqbal's massage should be understood to reform the society. While
eulogising Iqbal's work, he hoped that the new generation will follow
him by adopting a constructive approach, acquiring knowledge, as well as
excellence in science and technology." He advised the students that
they should seek direction from Allama Iqbal's message and follow it to
achieve goals for which the country was created.
competition, twenty-four students participated from different
departments of the university. The speakers at the contest were highly
charged with emotions and critical thoughts. They generously used the
fiery verses of Allama Iqbal in their speeches. The speakers also
presented their views in a manner that was reflective of their impartial
analysis of our national dilemma and came up with imaginative remedies.
skits and mime competition students presented that every one of us will
keep Allama Iqbal's message in mind forever and strive to shape the
country into a true image of his dream.
Faculty of the Agriculture
was the winner of the Allam Iqbal's Day quiz competition. Students from
different faculties participated in the quiz. Literary Society of the
university arranged the quiz. Essay competition in Urdu and English was
also held on the same day.
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FAPUASA to observe protest day
Islamabad: On the call of Federation of All Pakistan Universities
Academic Staff Associations (FAPUASA), teachers of all public-sector
universities are observing 'protest day' today (Friday) against failure
of the authorities to recover Professor Ajmal Khan from the custody of
FAPUASA Secretary Professor Kaleemullah Bareach, talking to
this scribe said that teachers in the country do not feel secure after
the kidnapping and murder of VCs at the hands of Taliban. He said that
unfortunately, the government is not doing anything for release of Dr.
Ajmal and the role of Higher Education Commission is also very
He said that in a video released by Taliban, Dr. Ajmal
had requested for his release and stressed that November 20 is the
deadline of the final ultimatum given by his kidnappers, but it did not
move the law enforcing agencies.
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Young students demonstrate sportsmanship at Froebel's
Rawalpindi: The Early Years Section of Froebel's International School
took a break from its scholastic routine on the Annual Sports Day
celebrations held at the multi-acre Rawalpindi campus here on Thursday.
and spectators met with vivid colours, vibrant music, and a display of
athletic prowess, enthusiasm and school spirit. Ensuring 100 per cent
participation was the key element of the day as not a single student was
The ceremony started with an elaborate parade, which was
followed by a solemn Quranic recitation and oath-taking ceremony to kick
off distinctive races. An 'Angel Race' featured Pre-Playgroup toddlers
running with white wings and shining crowns. This was followed by
Playgroup's adorable 'Bunny Race.' Kindergarten students eagerly
participated in a 'Cricketers Race' in complete cricketing gear.
were followed by a javelin throw, stepping on tails, tug of war and
stepping on balloons. Four and five year old students also performed
choreographed aerobics display on 'Waka Waka' by Shakira and 'Summer
Jam' by Craig David. A brilliant 'Umbrella Dance' had particularly
vibrant costumes and wonderfully executed dance moves.
competed in a Mother's Race, where contestants wore bangles and raced,
and a Father's race, where contestant's gobbled down a bowl of rice
pudding before running towards the finish line. The memorable day
concluded with prize distribution and happy faces.
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Women's college has new student council
Rawalpindi: The Government Degree College for Women, Dhoke Hassu,
organised a simple oath-taking ceremony here on Thursday in which the
outgoing student council transferred its powers to the newly-elected
MNA Shakeel Awan was the chief guest on the occasion.
Farhat Sarwar, while speaking on the occasion, said that within the
limited resources, the college is managing its affairs, but this has not
affected the achievements of the college, as it has given wonderful
results since its inception. In co-curricular activities also, the
students have performed very well and brought laurels to the college.
Even the college band is amongst the best in all colleges of Rawalpindi
Among many problems faced by the college, the
principal highlighted the construction of a gymnasium, provision of vans
for transportation and the non-availability of seats in the college.
Awan, while speaking on the occasion, said that despite the fact that
the federal government is not providing adequate funds, the Punjab
government has allocated billions of rupees for the upgradation of
schools and colleges all over the province through its own resources. He
pledged that within a month a gymnasium would start functioning,
transport problem would be solved and teachers would be provided to the
Director Colleges Dr. Ashraf was also present on the
occasion. Later souvenirs were given to the guests by the college
principal. The news
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