PU restores eight rusticated students
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has pardoned and restored the studentship of eight students who were expelled on recommendations of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee of the varsity's Institute of Plant Pathology (IPP) with immediate effect.
A press statement said they included BSc (Hons) 7th semester students Umer Maqsood, Muhammad Atif, Mehwish Rauf, Hafiz Husnain Nawaz; BSc (Hons) 5th semester student Muhammad Shakil Shaukat; BSc (Hons) 3rd semester student Muhammad Bilal Haider and PhD Regular Programme students Adnan Saeed Mian and Ayesha Bibi.
The varsity administration issued the notification regarding the restoration of eight students this evening. It is pertinent to mention here that the students were expelled a couple of weeks ago in the wake of agitation over institute's degrees equivalence issue.
KUST B.Com exam schedule
Peshawar: The Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST) on Friday notified that the B.Com Part-I and II supplementary examination 2010 would be held in December this year. All candidates who have failed in any subject in B.Com Part-I and II were advised to submit their admission forms to the examination section of the KUST. Those who failed in one, two and three papers were informed that the last date with normal fee was November 11, with double fee November 23 and with triple fee November 26. The news
Colleges stop sports activities
Rawalpindi: The absence of health and physical education teachers in city's four government degree colleges for boys has forced the administration of the institutes not to offer the subjects at the intermediate and bachelor's level, it has been learnt.
No sports activity is taking place in Government Gordon College, Asghar Mall College, Satellite Town Degree College and Hashmat Ali College as only one teacher is available at the Satellite Town College.
Sports have always been treated as a co-curricular activity in the educational institutions and boys have been provided all opportunities to participate in games . But for the last many years, no sports are being conducted, said a college professor.
The posts of health and physical education lecturers were introduced in 1997 but since then no regular appointments have been made as earlier a grade-16 physical trainer used to carry out sports activities in the colleges, said Mohammad Ilyas Qureshi, a professor at Gordon College.
He said health and physical education had been a favourite subject among the students . It taught them first-aid and sportsmanship spirit, he said.
Another teacher said every college was given Rs20 per sportsman as transportation fee to participate in different competitions. The amount is not enough and for the last many years funds have not been enhanced in accordance with the inflation ratio, he said.
When boys in colleges do not have sports facilities, they find out other means for entertainment that are not often healthy and productive, said Mohammad Nawaz, whose son is a student at Asghar Mall College.
"The students should be given a chance to participate in different games at the college level as it nurtured patience, tolerance, discipline and sense of completion besides physical fitness," he added.
He said in the city areas there were no playgrounds and only colleges had the sporting facilities but that were not being utilised.
"We want to participate in different games such as hockey, football, cricket and athletics but no activity is taking place in any college. If given the opportunity, many boys could shine in the sports of their interest and could become good players at national and international level," said Saleem Ahmed, a student of humanities at the Gordon College.
Director Colleges Rawalpindi Dr Mohammad Ashraf confirmed that many seats of health and physical education teachers were lying vacant, adding the vacancies would be filled.
He said the provincial government had chalked out a plan to promote co-curricular activities and sports in colleges and he had called a meeting of college principals in this regard on November 10. Dawn
Beaconites enthral audience
Islamabad: The inauguration ceremony of the National Monument Museum at Shakarparian Hill, organized jointly by the Ministry of Culture and Lok Virsa held here on Thursday evening.
The Beaconhouse music choir performed the beautiful melodious tribute, 'Aey Quaid-e-Azam tera ehsaan hai ehsaan' in perfect harmony before an audience of distinguished guests at the inauguration ceremony. Federal Minister for Culuture Pir Aftab Hussain Shah Jilani was the chief guest.
Apart from the attending dignitaries and citizens of Islamabad, the crowd included the proud parents of all the students performing. The parents also attended the inauguration ceremony on special invitation from the organizers. The news