Lahore, Nov 26: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) has announced the result of First Professional MBBS, Part-I, annual examination on Thursday.
A total of 3,167 candidates from 22 affiliated public as well as private medical colleges appeared in the exam, out of which 2,601 passed and 565 failed. The result of 01 candidate was put on RL list. The pass percentage remained 82.13. Syeda Shahana Ali of the Central Park Medical College Lahore got first position by securing 481/550 marks. Sadaf Faisal Bhopal of the Wah Medical College, Wah Cantt, and Samiullah Arshad of the CMH Lahore Medical College Lahore got second and third positions by securing 478/550 and 472/550 marks respectively. The supplementary exam will commence on January 04, 2011.
Colleges without central admission system: YDA
Lahore: The Young Doctors Association (YDA) has pointed out that most private medical colleges of the province have completed their admissions while the merit-list of the government sector medical colleges is yet to be displayed on November 30, 2010.
The YDA has shown great concern over the matter and added that the UHS administration had claimed that they would have a centralised admission system this time for all the private medical colleges which would be done by the UHS just like it was doing for government colleges. However, the UHS has badly failed to make a transparent centralised system for admissions to 26 private sector colleges of the province.
The YDA office-bearers, including Dr Rana Sohail, Dr Salman Kazmi, Dr Aslam Rao, Dr Talha Sherwani and others, have further added that the administration of private medical colleges is requesting the parents of the students on telephone to urgently submit the dues of first year to confirm their admissions to the colleges despite knowing that admissions to government sector colleges have not yet been done and total violation of merit is being done in the process. The YDA has appealed to the parents to contact the young doctors for action against the colleges and said that they will soon have a press conference along with the parents against the colleges involved.
The YDA office-bearers have further expressed serious concern over the fact that the PMDC and UHS were playing in the hands of the private medical colleges' mafia and were reluctant to take action against them. They have demanded the Chief Minister Punjab take action against these colleges.
No education, no prosperity
Lahore: Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif has said that the Punjab government has made education its top priority and has taken revolutionary steps for its development.
He said this during a meeting with a delegation of Pak Education Taskforce (DFID) led by its Co-Chairman Sir Michael Barber at the Chief Ministerís Secretariat here on Thursday.
The chief minister said the close liaison and cooperation between Punjab government and Pak Education Taskforce (DFID) would help improve the education sector. He said 40,000 teachers had been recruited in the province on merit and without any political interference. He said for the first time in the history of the country, the Punjab Educational Endowment Fund had been established for ensuring completion of educational activities of the talented students and scholarships were being given to hundreds of thousands of deserving students out of the fund.
The CM said the IT labs had been set up in more than 4,000 schools and an agreement had been made signed with Microsoft for the promotion of information technology while Danish schools were being established for the poor. He said special attention was also being paid to the promotion of extra-curricular activities besides provision of basic facilities in schools. He said efforts were being made for increasing enrolment ratio and modernising syllabi while essay writings and speech competitions were also being held regularly.
Shahbaz said the students getting prominent positions in various examinations and their teachers were being encouraged and the talented students were being sent abroad for study. He asked the co-chairman of Pak Education Task Force to cooperate with the Punjab government for improving the education sector and formulate a course of action with consultation of officers concerned.
Earlier, co-chairman of Pak Education Task Force Sir Michael Barber gave a briefing regarding improvement of education sector and primary education. He lauded the steps taken by the Punjab government for improvement of education sector and said that he would cooperate with the Punjab government for strengthening primary education.
Secretary Education Muhammad Aslam that as a result of the steps of the Punjab government enrolment had increased and the performance of public schools was improving gradually.
Provincial Education Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman, Member National Assembly Saira Afzal Tarar, Punjab Education Foundation Chairman Raja Muhammad Anwar, Punjab Educational Endowment Fund Vice-Chairman Dr Amjad Saqib, chairman Planning & Development and secretary Schools were also present.
Best teacher award
Lahore: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Dean Faculty of Animal Production and Technology Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha has been selected by the Higher Educated Commission (HEC) for Best University Teacher Award of the year 2009.
The award consists of a certificate and cash prize of Rs 100,000. Prof Pasha is the HEC approved supervisor and supervised a large number of postgraduate students who were working in different sections of livestock and poultry sectors of the country.
Under his leadership, his faculty won major development projects like Establishment of Small Ruminants Training and Research Centre, Establishment of Poultry/Dairy Animals Training and Research Centre and Dairy Training and Development Centre at Ravi Campus. The news