Sindh medical college admissions delay
Delay in medical college admissions slammed
Karachi, Sept 23: Expressing concern over delay in process of admissions
to public sector medical colleges of Sindh, the office-bearers of
Pakistan Medical and Dental College (PMDC) and Pakistan Medical
Association (PMA) on Wednesday termed it a move to benefit private
sector medical colleges.
Speaking at a press conference at
Karachi Press Club on Wednesday, PMDC member from Sindh Dr Sher Shah
Syed and PMA secretary-general Dr Habib-ur-Rehman Soomro said it was
also against PMDC directives of preparing just one merit list for
admission to both public and private sector medical colleges after
simultaneously conducting entrance tests.
The PMA and PMDC
office-bearers advised the government to stop such institutions from
charging heavy non-refundable fee till the entrance tests to
government-run medical colleges are conducted and their results are
They lamented that private sector medical colleges
have been allowed to mint money as they would start collecting
non-refundable fee from their students, although some of the students
would have a chance to get admission to government-run medical colleges.
"The delay in admissions to public sector medical colleges has
given a licence to private medical colleges to charge heavy
non-refundable fees from students," said Dr Sher Shah.
newsman reminded him that the Sindh government had cited unprecedented
floods as the main reason behind extension of date for entrance test to
public sector medical colleges, Sher Shah Syed said the government would
have been justified in its action when process of admissions to private
medical colleges would have also been suspended till the holding of
entrance tests to public sector medical colleges and till the
compilation of merit list of successful candidates.
PMDC of being controlled by owners of private medical colleges and the
vested-interest, both the senior doctors alleged that the PMDC had
failed to regulate medical education.
They urged the president
and the prime minister to take notice of a move to approve 12 to 15 more
private medical colleges at the behest of federal health ministry. This
was being done despite the fact that most of the colleges do not meet
PMDC criteria, and they neither have facilities, nor strength of
faculties as required under the PMDC rules. They also demanded
re-organisation of PMDC in the light of Supreme Court verdict and sought
ban on opening of new medical college as desired by the Senate standing
committee on medical education. Dawn
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Edhi awarded honorary PhD degree by University of Bedfordshire
Islamabad: Abdus Sattar Edhi, famous philanthropist and social worker,
was awarded an honorary Doctorate Degree by University of Bedfordshire,
UK, during the 27th convocation of the Comsats Institute of Information
Technology (CIIT), Islamabad, that was held here on Wednesday. He was
the chief guest on the occasion.
A total of 752 graduates of
different programmes were awarded degrees by CIIT Rector Dr. Syed
Muhammad Junaid Zaidi. Vice Chancellor Professor Les Ebdon CBE
Bedfordshire University, UK, conferred the degree on Abdus Sattar Edhi.
Sattar Edhi's grandson spoke on his behalf and said that that he was
honoured by the degree awarded to him. Edhi Foundation is currently
working in 38 countries serving the humanity regardless of their caste,
creed and religion. He said that he just wants to create awareness in
Pakistan about humanitarian work and wants to make Pakistan a welfare
state. Abdul Sattar Edhi said that our education system should also
teach about social welfare and humanity.
Addressing the graduating
students, CIIT Rector Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi said that they were really
grateful that they have honoured Abdul Sattar Edhi with the Doctorate
Degree and recognised his services for Pakistan. He said that the
excellence in the field of sciences and technology is a prerequisite to
develop skilled manpower. He stressed that Pakistan has to introduce
structural changes in the policy on science and technology for ensuring
the qualitative transformation of industrial sector and to compete in
the international market.
He further said that Comsats Institute of
Information Technology, within 10 years of its existence, has delivered
state-of-the-art technological, scientific education and has broadened
the research horizons. It is one of the youngest institutions of HEC who
has spread the canvas of higher education all over Pakistan by running
its seven campuses, well equipped with modernised labs and other
requisite facilities. CIIT, recognising its duties, is committed to
provide the best opportunities for learning and personal development
within a caring and supportive environment. The rector also lauded the
efforts of the faculty who has been innovative in teaching and delivery
methods and who helped the students not only in their studies but also
in their character building.
The rector said that the Government of
Pakistan is fully committed with the aim to provide quality
technological, scientific and modern education for all. In this regard,
government is fully aware of rapid technological advancement around the
globe. To improve the standards of education and research works being
delivered in universities, government is sending around hundreds of
faculty members every year on scholarships through Faculty Development
Programme under the supervision of HEC.
Vice Chancellor Professor Les
Ebdon CBE Bedfordshire University, UK, while speaking on the occasion
said that he was really impressed by the phenomenal growth of CIIT in
student and staff capacity. He said that one-third students in
Bedfordshire University belong to other countries. Foreign students add
colour and life to a campus because they get a chance to experience
different culture and also respect them.
At the 27th Convocation of
CIIT, 752 students were awarded degrees in different disciplines.
Fifty-six students were awarded gold medals, 38 got silver and 32
students were awarded bronze medals on the basis of their outstanding
performance in their academic careers. From Islamabad campus 12 students
got institute's gold medals, five students got silver and five students
were awarded bronze medals. Apart from this five students were awarded
PhD degrees and there were 114 graduates from MS disciplines as well.
Sattar Edhi was conferred the honorary Doctorate Degree by University
of Bedfordshire on the recommendation of Comsats Institute of
Information Technology for his involvement in charity work and his
tireless efforts in helping the needy and the poor. For him the world of
suffering is his tutor and source of wisdom through which he has
established a system of services to reduce the human miseries. Despite
his enormous fame and the vast sums of money that passes through his
hands, Abdus Sattar Edhi adheres to a very modest lifestyle. The news
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