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41,000 appear for UET entrance test
Lahore, Sep 17: University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, conducted a combined
entrance test for admission to engineering institutions in Punjab for
BSc engineering classes and BSc engineering technology programmes on
As many as 41,000 candidates appeared in the
entrance test for BSc engineering for about 5,000 seats. The test was
held simultaneously at UET Lahore, UET Taxila, College of Engineering
BZU, Multan, College of Engineering Islamia University Bahawalpur, NFC
Institute of Engineering and Fertilizer Research, Faisalabad, University
of Gujrat, Siddeeq Public School Satellite Town, Rawalpindi, NED
University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Government College of
Technology, Rasul, Dr AQ Khan Institute of Technology, Mianwali, UET
Peshawar, Provincial Headquarter Balochistan Boy Scouts Association,
Quetta and UET Lahore's Kala Shah Kaku Campus.
candidates appeared for the BSc engineering technology for about 500
seats. This test was held at UET Lahore, Government College of
Technology, Bahawalpur, Government College of Technology, Faisalabad,
Government College of Technology, Rasul and Dr AQ Khan Institute of
Technology, Mianwali. According to a UET spokesperson, the test was
conducted in a peaceful environment and no untoward incident was
reported anywhere. He said special measures were adopted to ensure
secrecy and transparency of the test.
The result of the
test will be declared on September 20 (midnight) and would be available
at web link http://admission.uet.edu.pk. However, the key for
self-marking would be uploaded on the website on the midnight of
September 16/17, 2012.
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Regulatory body on private schools still awaited
Lahore: The incumbent Punjab government while coming in power four years back had
embarked upon a public welfare plan of establishing a much-needed
regulatory authority for private schools.
passage of almost four years, the said regulatory authority is yet to be
established. This exposes how strong is the mafia involved in private
sector education as since then, like before, it has been quite
successful in protecting its interests, obviously with connivance of
those at the helm.
In absence of regulatory body, private
schools are free to determine their fee structure, imposing various
kinds of funds on monthly/regular basis as well as charging hefty
admission fees and making purchase of books, stationery items and
uniforms as mandatory from prescribed shops. Besides, abrupt increase in
fee is another regular nightmare for parents whose children are
enrolled in private schools.
Over the years the situation
has gone from bad to worse, nonetheless. It has been causing concern
among the stakeholders but the incumbent government like the previous
governments has been making just tall claims as evident from its
"efforts" in this regard.
The incumbent government in
Punjab seemed serious as a couple of years ago a special committee,
constituted by none other than Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif himself,
had proposed setting up of an autonomous body to regulate the affairs of
private sector schools. However despite the fact the committee
recommended more than 50 per cent representation to private sector in
the proposed autonomous body, nothing came out of the same afterwards.
in January this year the Punjab government through a massive
advertisement campaign invited feedback of stakeholders, including
students, their parents and teachers, for the establishment of a
proposed education commission to regulate working of private educational
But once again nothing happened afterwards
and anything official to control the unbridled working of private
schools is still awaited.
The stakeholders question as to
why the Punjab chief minister had formed a committee four years back
when the government could not dare to actually regulate working of
They also argue that the Punjab
government instead of working for a select group of people through its
various "education-friendly" initiatives like distribution of laptops
and establishment of Daanish schools, etc should go for initiatives that
matter to all.
Recently the Punjab government has
started working to introduce legislation with regard to implementation
of Article 25-A of the Constitution which makes free and compulsory
schooling a fundamental right. The Article 25-A was inserted in the
Constitution through the 18th Amendment a couple of years back thus it
is evident how "swift" is the Punjab government on this matter too.
privy to the developments have said that the Punjab government now
plans to introduce legislation with regard to establishment of
regulatory body for private schools together with legislation for
Article 25-A. According to them, there might be a single legislation
Nonetheless, stakeholders have once again
demanded the Punjab government not to further delay the much-awaited and
much-needed regulatory body for private schools and save them from
being fleeced in the name of education. The news
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Varsities make a fast buck in admission season
Students visiting universities to seek admission are
complaining that they are being charged extraordinarily high rates for
prospectuses and admission forms. They are also supposed to pay
full prospectus and admission form charges even if they want another
form to apply in another discipline simultaneously.
Most of these complaints have come from aspirants for the Lahore
College for Women University. The students reported that the varsity was
charging Rs800 for each prospectus and admission form. They said their
parents were being forced to pay thousands of rupees in the process of
admissions, and high scores in inter examinations counted for little.
Some of the students alleged they were also made to pay Rs800 even if
they submitted admission forms after downloading them from varsity's
"We do not need many prospectuses but simple admission forms," an applicant said.
The parents have demanded that the varsity administration charge
Rs800 for once and provide more admission forms at the rate of Rs10 or
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Rs1.52 billion for youth internship programme
Lahore: The Punjab government has allocated Rs1.52 billion for the Punjab Youth Internship Programme.
Six development schemes have also been approved with an estimated
cost of Rs3.8 billion in the 11th meeting of the Provincial Development
Working Party of the fiscal year 2012-13 presided over by Planning and
Development Board chairman Javaid Aslam.
According to a handout issued here on Sunday, the approved schemes
included campaign for enhancement of literacy in four districts of
Punjab at a cost of Rs720 million, upgradation and development of Hazrat
Bibi Pak Daman shrine in Lahore at a cost of Rs581 million, setting up
of the Centre for Energy Research and Development at University of
Engineering and Technology in Lahore (Phase-I) with a sum of Rs292
million, widening/improvement of 54 kilometer Pattoki to Kanganpur Road
in Kasur district at a cost of Rs1.08 billion, widening/improvement of
31 kilometer Pir Mahal Darkhana Road in Toba Tek Singh district
(revised) at a cost of Rs430 million and widening/improvement of 35
kilometer road from Sadiqabad Kashmore (Dauwala Switra section) in Rahim
Yar Khan district (revised) with an amount of Rs746 million. Dawn
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300,000 participate in 2nd phase of Youth Festival 2012
Lahore: The number of participants in the second level of the Punjab
Youth Festival 2012 reached near 300,000 on day eight of the Union
Council phase on Saturday.
Approximately 75,000 youngsters took
part in 669 sports and general events on Saturday while 1,543 union
councils also took part in different activities throughout the province.
Around 1.8 million participants have taken part in the festival since it started in the last week of August.
as many as 55,200 Sports and Youth Development Councils of the province
took part in the Neighbourhood and Village level, which was the first
phase of the festival. This follows the Union Council level in the
second phase, which will continue until September 18. The third phase of
Tehsil level will follow the Union Council level.
towns saw 1,961 people from 18 UCs gathering at different venues to
compete in 57 events of sports and general category. In Nishtar and
Gulberg towns, more than 700 participants took part in nine events while
254 showed their abilities in Data Ganj Bakhsh Town.
Wagah, Aziz Bhatti, Iqbal, Ravi and Samanabad towns showed an influx of
more than 150 youngsters each in their respective competition venues.
the bodybuilding competition of Samanabad Town, Hafiz Imran won the
competition in the respective weight category. International referee
Zubair Butt and Mr Pakistan Imran Qureshi were guests on the occasion.
Nishtar Town, general category competitions of cooking were held under
the supervision of Social Welfare Department in which 16 participants
Aysha Nazim of UC 137 was the winner while UC 134's Faiza Naeem was second and UC 138's Farhat Israr was declared third.
Ravi Town, Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan
addressed a seminar attended by students from private and government
MNA Mian Marghoob, Iqbal Dogar, Dr Irum Aziz and Naseem Butt were also present on the occasion.
Meanwhile, sports and general category events were also held in Sheikhupura, Kasur and Nankana Sahib.
had the participation of 6,786 youngsters in 82 events. Also in
Rawalpindi district, 65 union councils registered around 2,183 people
for 35 events of sports.
In Gujjar Khan Tehsil, 464 people took
part in six events while Murree saw 300 participants taking part in
eight events and more than 200 displayed their talent in Kahuta.
Chakwal witnessed participation of 1,974 people while 1,493 participants took part in different competitions in Attock.
Sargodha Division, Bhakkar registered 2,714 people from 22 UCs in nine
events. Sargodha was represented by 1,502 participants and Mianwali by
1,076 for as many as 80 competitions.
Gujranwala again remained
one of the most active divisions where 15,922 people assembled for
competition in 99 events. They represented 391 UCs, while the city of
Gujranwala had 1,977 participants in 35 events.
In Sialkot, 9,936 people from 100 UCs competed in 22 events.
In Faisalabad, 17,333 people took part in 94 events and out of 280 UCs, 160 were from the Faisalabad city alone. Daily times
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