KU offers admission to flood-hit candidates without documents
Karachi, Oct 12: A meeting of the Karachi University admission committee was held on Monday to discuss the admission policy for the year 2011.
It decided that admissions to the institution would commence as per of the previous year's policy. However, in order to make the procedure less complicated, it was decided that the candidates seeking admission in the faculty of pharmacy would be allowed to submit an application on the same form for morning and evening classes. Separate forms would be issued for admission in morning and evening classes to those seeking admission in other KU departments.
The meeting also decided to extend the dates for admissions due to recent flood in the country. However, in order to give an equal opportunity to all admission seekers, provisional admissions would be given to the candidates coming from the flood-affected areas and not in possession of the required documents. Their admission would be confirmed only when they would be able to submit the required documents.
Meanwhile, a three member committee has been formed to facilitate the entire process of admission. The committee will provide guidance to students and parents on admissions in different disciplines.
A special security plan to ensure peaceful conduct of the admission procedures was also discussed at the meeting. ppi
Fuuast VC seeks liaison with industries
Karachi: Vice-Chancellor Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) Prof. Dr Muhammad Qaisar stressed the need of strengthening ties between varsity students and industry so as to provide those more job opportunities.
Speaking at a seminar organised by the Faculty of Pharmacy FUUAST in collaboration with the industry, he said, "The country could be put on the track of development by strengthening liaison among the industry, students and research institutions," he noted.
The VC said that the industries should provide short-term sponsored research projects to students. Registrar Prof. Dr Qamar ul Haq said, "Our industries should try to attain self-reliance besides taking effective measures to keep in touch with research institutions.
The Guest of Honour, Sardar Yaseen Malik, said, "The assistance of government is essential for boosting research. Due to the flawed policies of the government, our country cannot be made self-sufficient even in preparation of raw material, he regretted.
Re-opening of Razmak College demanded
Miramshah: The students and their parents on Monday staged protest in Miramshah, agency headquarters of North Waziristan, asking the government to reopen the Razmak Cadet College. Speaking on the occasion, parents said the college administration had assured them to reopen the college in the first week of October. However, no steps were taken to reopen the institution till now, they added. They deplored that the college administration had arranged classes for the students in Hayatabad and University Town in Peshawar but there were no arrangements for accommodation due to which the students were facing hardships. The news
Six schools emerge pool winners in Spelling Bee
Islamabad: Six schools on Monday emerged as pool winner on the opening day of "6th Dawn in Education National Spelling Bee" contest, at Islamabad Club Auditorium.
The competition is being organised by the Dawn Media Group in partnership with the US embassy.
On the opening day six schools - Elite International School, Bahria College (Cambridge section), Headway Escuela, Westminster High School, Roots School System (77A) and Beacon House School - emerged as winners from their respective pools.
In every pool, students of 11 schools tested their mettle in spelling bee contest.
The students of Rawalpindi, Islamabad and surrounding areas schools, including Rawalakot, Murree, Kohat, Swat, Kharian and Risalpur would appear in the five-day contest.
A student from Roots School System, Saad Khan, was the lone participant who astonished many in the Islamabad Auditorium having a better vocabulary.
"Six students represented every school. However, Saad Khan was the lone participant from Roots School System and won his respective event," said one organiser. Dawn
Varsity has no record of Rahimdad's degree
Peshawar: A representative of the Gomal University in Dera Ismail Khan Monday informed an election tribunal of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) that the varsity had no record of the degree of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister Rahimdad Khan, which he submitted with the Election Commission for contesting general election of 2008.
Presided over by Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel, the tribunal was taking up two identical petitions filed by losing candidates from PF-27 (Mardan-V) Shahid Ali and Riaz Khan - accusing the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa senior minister of producing a fake bachelor's degree before the election commission to contest the general election.
According to the rules set for the general elections held in February 2008, graduation was a prerequisite for contesting the polls. During the questions session, in-charge of degree cell of the Gomal University Dr Hafeezullah informed the court on oath that he checked the degrees record and did not find the name of Rahimdad Khan in it.
Nevertheless, the respondent's counsel Abdul Lateef Yusufzai requested the tribunal to direct the in-charge of the degree cell to produce before the court the record of the issued degrees and blank degree forms of the year 2008 on the next hearing in the case.
The tribunal adjourned the case for November 01. Dr Hafeez also showed his ignorance about issuance of graduation degree to Rahimdad when his lawyer produced before him the same for recognition. He said that signatures of vice-chancellor and controller of examinations were genuine, but he did not know who issued the degree, as it did not exist in the record.
The petitioners challenged the photocopy of the provisional certificate of Rahimdad Khan as bogus, claiming that the gazette result of the annual examination 2005 shows that Rahimdad son of Bangi Khan, a resident of Lakki Marwat, could not pass the compulsory subject of English.
They requested the tribunal that the election of Rahimdad should be set aside and the authorities concerned be directed to take appropriate action against him for committing forgery. They further prayed the court to direct the election commission to hold election on PF-27 afresh. The news