Khyber Medical University schedule for medical exams
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
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.
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
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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.
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
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
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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
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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.
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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