KMU announced revised schedule for medical examinations
Peshawar, Oct 27: The Khyber Medical University (KMU) has announced the revised schedule for the Final Year MBBS Supplementary and first and second professional annual examinations, while the final year students of Khyber Medical College have expressed serious concern over the closure of hostels.
A university press release Monday said the final year supplementary and first and second professional exams of medical students, which were to commence from October 28, had been postponed due to the poor law and order situation. The examinations would now be held from November 2 onwards.
The students, on the other hand, were concerned about the closure of their hostel right before their exam. "It is final year MBBS exam, for which we have to make extraordinary preparations. But the college administration has closed all the hostels of KMC. They have cut off electricity, gas and water supply to the hostels, leaving us nowhere to stay or study for the most difficult exam of our academic career," a group of final year students complained.
They said the university administration had told them that the KMC hostels were being closed down for security concerns and only Razi Hall would remain open where the students appearing in the exam or those hailing from the remotest areas would be accommodated. However, to their astonishment, power and gas supply to the Razi Hall, too, had been suspended, due to which the students were facing severe problems.
When contacted, Provost of KMC Dr Qaiser Inayat said that due to security reasons they had decided to close the hostels, but some hostels had been kept open for the students who had to appear in the exams and those from areas like Chitral, DI Khan and other remote districts.
"However, we are going to hold a meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) to take up the issue. I have proposed that the hostels should be reopened. Let us decide it in the meeting. I hope the hostels would be reopened," he remarked.
The final year students had also serious reservations over the results, which the university has been terming as its major achievement. "One hundred and sixty of the 230 students of KMC failed in the result, which the university claimed, were prepared in the shortest possible time. The KMC is no doubt the best institute of medical education in the province. How come its result remained below 40 percent," asked one of the students.
He said it was not even possible to prepare the result in such a short time. "We have the proof that many a papers had not yet been checked by the examiners concerned when the results were announced by the university. All this was done by the vice-chancellor to show his efficiency," said another student. He alleged that a large number of students were declared failed in the exam and the fee for rechecking was high enough to dissuade poor students from applying for the same.
Besides, they consider this a futile exercise unless the applying student was a kin of a university's faculty member. "We cannot afford paying Rs1,500 per paper for rechecking, especially when we know there is nothing good in doing so," said a student, who has a brilliant academic record in the previous exams as well as in the viva voce of the current exam. The news
NWFP Universities to reopen tomorrow
Peshawar: The vice-chancellors of all the public sector universities in the province met under the chairmanship of Governor Owais Ahmed Ghani on Monday and decided to reopen varsities from Wednesday.
"We have been facing the critical situation for quite a long time, fully realise the gravity of the problem and utmost efforts are being made to ensure safe and secure educational environment at the campuses," it was observed in the meeting.
The meeting also reviewed the prevailing situation at the campuses and the measures underway for ensuring security of the students and took decisions to further boost the arrangements in this respect as well.Speaking on the occasion, the governor in his capacity as chancellor of the public sector universities appreciated the enthusiastic demand of the students for re-opening of universities for securing their future and maintenance of the sanctity of their respective institutions.
He also welcomed the wisdom of the managements of the universities and said that though the situation was very difficult yet the people of the country had been facing it with determination and courage and there was also need to see the things in broader perspective in respect of educational institutions as well.
The students were the future of the nation and we needed to apply the highest degree of our wisdom to enable them to continue their studies and ensure their security, he said. Dawn
Bannu University examinations schedule
Bannu: Public Relation Officer Bannu University of Science and Technology, Bashir Ahmad has said that examaminations scheduled on Oct 26 would now be started from Nov 02. In a press release, PRO said the University exams were first planned to be started from Oct 26 but would start from Nov 02 according to the new schedule. It is said all the administrative offices of the University would remain open while opening of the University will be decided after the meeting of vice chancellors and Governor NWFP. F.P.report
Rs80m for establishment of girls schools
Peshawar: NWFP Minister for Schools and Literacy Sardar Bussain Babak has said Rs80 million has been allocated for establishing girls model schools in the province, which will help boost female literacy rate.
Talking to a delegation of the Norwegian government that called on him here on Monday, he said promotion of education was must for development of a country and that was why the provincial government was paying special attention to the education sector, especially education of girls.
The delegation was led by Norwegian Special Envoy for the Friends of Democratic Pakistan Janis Bjorn Kanavin, which discussed with the minister matters related to mutual cooperation in promotion of education in the Frontier province, says a handout.
They also talked about the national education policy and its impact on the NWFP, reforms in madressahs and reconstruction of schools in the Malakand division. The delegation lauded efforts of the provincial government for promoting education and assured the minister of cooperation of the Norwegian government.
It invited the minister to attend an upcoming meeting to be held in the Norwegian Embassy to discuss matters to further enhance cooperation between the two governments for development of the education sector in the province. Besides others, secretary for higher education Mohammad Arifeen and special secretary for schools and literacy Qaiser Alam were also present. Dawn
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