Over 8,000 appear in NTS test of UoP
Peshawar, Sep 16: Around 8007 students appeared in NTS test conducted for admission to BS Programme at University of Peshawar (UoP). A press release said 11000 candidates applied for admission to 1700 seats being offered by 39 departments in the BS programme.
The test was held in seven centres comprising University Public School, Agricultural University School for Boys, Sarhad College, Commerce College, Qurtaba College, Brains Degree College and ICMS.
UoP Vice-Chancellor Dr Rasul Jan visited the test centre in University Public school and expressed satisfaction at the facilities being provided to the students during the test. He was accompanied by Regional Coordinator for NTS Tahir Aslam and Director Admissions Dr Hizbullah Khan.
Talking to reporters, the vice-chancellor said that BS programme was being recognised globally and steps were being taken to improve it. He added that being the mother institution of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the UoP would take steps to raise its education standard. The result of the test could be seen at www.nts.org.pk and www.upesh.edu.pk within 72 hours.
Negligible enrollment at Charsadda school
Charsadda: As the government has launched enrollment drive in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, it was revealed on Sunday that the number of students in a school in Charsadda that was built in 1996 has dropped to the 'magical' number of seven.
During a visit to the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)-funded school managed by the provincial education department, a group of reporters found one teacher and three students at the school.
The JICA school was established in 1996 at a cost of Rs15 million and the government was now paying Rs0.15 million in salaries to the teachers. "Though the school had attracted 358 students in the first years of its establishment, the number decreased over the years due to a number of reasons including the negligence by the education department," a teacher said on condition of anonymity.
Talking to reporters, a social worker, Muhammad Idrees, said that the Peshawar Electric Supply Company had disconnected power supply to the school due to non-payment of dues.When contacted, District Education Officer Jehangir Khan said the department would enroll several students to the JICA School during the ongoing enrolment drive. However, he said the village had three primary schools, adding that the number of schools in proportion to the population was higher and, therefore, the number of students at these schools had dropped.
A teacher of the school said that the education department had not provided books and other items over the last four years. The teacher, who did not wished to be named, said the school had no drinking water facility as the power supply had been disconnected.
The teacher suggested to the government to make the JICA School an all-girls school and shift all the girl students to it to make it a success. The local people asked the Education Department to upgrade the school to middle or high level as the area didn't have any middle school. The news
Dr Rasul Jan made ICU acting VC
Peshawar: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, who is also the chancellor of Islamia College University Peshawar, has entrusted the charge of acting vice-chancellor of ICU to Prof Dr Mohammad Rasul Jan with immediate effect.
A press release issued by the UoP said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa higher education archives and libraries department had issued a notification whereby in exercise of the powers conferred upon the chancellor under section-12(8) of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Universities (Amendment) Act-2012, the governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa/chancellor, Islamia College Peshawar, has been pleased to allow Prof Dr Mohammad Rasul Jan to officiate as vice-chancellor ICU in addition to his own duties as VC University of Peshawar with immediate effect till further orders.
It is worth mentioning that Prof Dr Mohammad Rasul Jan is a renowned academician and ranked amongst the top ten chemists of the country. He has served Malakand University for four and a half years.
He was appointed as permanent vice-chancellor of University of Peshawar on 24.01.2013 for a period of four years, said the press release. Dawn
School vans owners ordered to remove CNG cylinders
Rawalpindi: Regional Transport Authority (RTA) has ordered owners of pick and drop school vans to remove the CNG cylinders from their vehicles and to ensure route permits and fitness certificates on urgent basis.
RTA also issued ultimatum of 24 hours to all types of public transport vehicle owners to remove the CNG cylinders from below the seats and in passenger cabin, and after this a grand operation will start on all transport stations and main roads. Four teams have been formed for this purpose.
The secretary of Regional Transport Authority said that owners of school vans have illegally installed two to three low quality cylinders that may cause any terrible accident. He said that owners of all public transport vehicles have been warned to remove these cylinders within 24 hours and after this sudden checking will start and cases will be registered against the violators.
CNG stations that will provide gas to the vans having illegal cylinders will also be punished. The news