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'IJT opposing admission of girls to Lahore college'
Lahore, Sep 28: The Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) has rejected the claim by the principal of
Govt College of Science, Lahore, that the student organization was
opposing the admission of girl students to the college.
is pertinent to mention that there were various media reports against
Jamiat in which the principal had claimed that the student
organisation's was opposing the admission of female students.
The principal said that the IJT was against
admission of girl students to the college, adding the female students
were fed up with the students group. He said that, being administrator
of the college, it was his duty to promote agenda of equal opportunity
to students following the government's open merit policy.
Zahid said there were around 500 girl students in the college enrolled
in BS and MA/MSc programmes. No one would be allowed to rob the students
of their right, he added.
Talking about delay in the
results, the principal said the college was affiliated with the Punjab
University and the university was responsible for the conduct of BS
programmes and announcement of results.
In a statement
issued here on Friday, the IJT Lahore chapter spokesperson said that the
principal's claim was baseless and an attempt to get "political fame".
He said Jamiat never opposed the admission of female students to the
Govt College of Science, Wahdat Road. He said the students had protested
over extraordinary delay in completion of the BS programme which had
annoyed the principal, Prof Zahid Butt. The news
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VCs told to prepare security plan
Lahore: The Punjab Higher Education Department has
directed all public sector universities' vice chancellors to prepare
"public sector university premises security and protection plan" in the
wake of recent arrest of some suspected criminals and terrorists from
public sector universities.
The department stated that students of banned religio-political
organisations and their student wings were reportedly harnessing
criminals/ terrorists involved in criminal activities.
Early this month, a couple of "militants" were picked by intelligence
agencies from a Punjab University hostel and other areas in the city,
and it has become a matter of concern for students, their parents as
well as university administration.
PU Hall Council acting chairman Prof Dr Makshoof Ali Athar said
"outsiders" had vacated the university hostels as no illegal resident
was found during late night checking last week. He said the university
would now install CCTV cameras in hostels as well as at major entry
points in hostel areas.
Prof Athar regretted that timely support of police was not available
that allowed time for illegal residents to slip away before police
Government College University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Khaleequr
Rehman said the varsity hostels were model in terms of keeping outsiders
away. He said the varsity had already installed CCTV cameras that were
linked to web. He said that he himself used to visit hostels
occasionally to ensure that there should be no disturbance. He said the
university had also established a central parking area for students.
Prof Rehman said the university had furnished a report to the
department stating that its hostels were a model and were open to any
In a letter addressed to all VCs of public sector universities, the
higher education department directed that all universities should
prepare security plans with the scope to stop all illegal, criminal and
terrorist-related activities in universities' premises and ensure the
protection of life and properties of all students and faculty members.
The department directed that the universities should revisit their
existing SOPs of entry and exit in hostels, verification of antecedents
of boarders, roll call of students, installation of CCTV cameras. It
said the plan should have a regular system for monitoring and curbing
illegal stay of unauthorised persons in the university premises. The
department also asked the VCs to prepare the security plans in
consultation with the local police authorities and present it before
their syndicates for formal approval.
The department also asked the VCs to direct all officials concerned
to control and curb the illegal stay of unauthorised people in hostel
rooms in future and tighten the security. It said that all hostel
wardens and superintendents should be directed to furnish certificates
on a monthly basis to the effect that no criminal and unauthorized
persons were staying in respective hostels. It also suggested that the
VC should take action against officers and officials concerned who were
involved in encouraging the illegal stay of unauthorised persons in
hostels.In future, the higher education department said that an agenda
regarding controlling the illegal stay of unauthorised people in
university hostels and security matters be presented before the
syndicates on a regular basis.
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KU academic council keeps admission policy unchanged
Karachi: The academic council of Karachi University on
Friday decided to continue with past years' admission policy.
The decision has come following the enactment of the Sindh
Universities Laws (Amendment), 2013 according to which the admission
policy of at least three universities - Karachi University, Dow
University of Health Sciences and NED University of Engineering and
Technology - would be 'determined by the government from time to time in
order to provide equal opportunities to all students of Sindh'.
KU vice chancellor Prof Dr Mohammad Qaiser chaired the council
meeting that had been called with the sole agenda of discussing the
university's admission policy.
According to sources, the meeting began with a briefing from Karachi
University Teachers Society members who told the house about the details
of a meeting of a delegation of the Federation of All Pakistan
Universities Academic Staff Association with the provincial education
minister held the same day.
The forum was informed by the society that the government had agreed
to incorporate all their recommendations related to administrative
appointments and admission policy in the law.
The suggestions, they said, would be presented in the Sindh Assembly for approval on Monday.
Later, they had a detailed discussion on the subject before deciding
that last year's admission policy, which encompasses provision of quotas
for Sindh, Balochistan, Fata, sports, employees and disabled students,
would be followed for the new academic year.
Some participants in the meeting had serious reservations over the
adoption of an open merit policy in a situation where little checks were
in place to ensure fair examination in the interior of Sindh.
The council agreed to the proposal of holding aptitude tests and it
was decided that the departments would get the proposal passed by their
board of studies and then forward it for further process.
It is worth mentioning here that the university's admission policy
has been termed 'biased' and criticised on different occasions. One
important feature of this policy is that it offers admission to only
those students who passed their last exams in Karachi.
The council also approved the minutes of the Board of Advance Studies
and Research (BASR) of its May meeting. However, sources said, minutes
of the BASR meetings held in subsequent months were not presented in
order to avoid debate on some controversial decisions taken in the
A suggestion to discuss the establishment of the criminology
department was strongly resisted by a majority of the council members
and the teachers who had raised the issue were told to follow proper
procedure as stated in the act before bringing it to the council for
Meanwhile, the university on Friday signed a Memorandum of
Understanding with the Pakistan Security Printing Press for the printing
of 300,000 degree certificates of its students enrolled in 30 different
The certificates will be printed on a special paper with the official
watermark logo of the university. The printing process will begin after
the paper manufacturing within the next four months.
Special ink and seal would be used for the certificates that could be
verified through a computer programme, says a university press release.
"With this step, it would become impossible to make a fake degree of
the university," said KU vice chancellor Prof Dr Mohammad Qaiser at the
signing ceremony held on the campus. Dawn
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Seminar on teachers training held at IIU
Islamabad: Department of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, International
Islamic University Islamabad organised a seminar titled 'Helping
Teachers Learn: Research Theory and Practice', says a press release.
his opening remarks, Dr Asad Rizvi, from Department of Education,
welcomed all the participants. Professor Abbas Hussain, Director
Teachers Development Centre Karachi, a renowned educationist and teacher
trainer, delivered lecture on 'Helping Teachers learn, Theory, Practice
and Research'. He said that it is necessary to focus on emerging trends
in this digital age. "Our generation is digital native while we are
digital immigrants". He urged on to adopt the innovative trends in
teacher training and lecture delivering in the classrooms. He focused on
mentoring of novice teachers in their initial stage of career.
this occasion, Prof. Dr. N.B. Jumani, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences,
highly appreciated the faculty members of the Department of Education
for managing these type of activities. He informed that in the end of
this month, Department of Education is going to organise another
seminar, which will be addressed by Professor Dr. Paul Kawachi from
Japan, and another lecture of Professor Dr. Marilyn Leask, from
Bedfordshire University UK next month.
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NUST holds science gala
Islamabad: A gala of activities was organised by the student-managed
National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Science Society
(NSS), under the banner of 'NSS Welcome 2013-14'.
started with an inaugural address by NSS President Qassam Sarmad in
which he discussed the basic functioning of the society and its
It was followed by a sci-venger hunt, in which
participants scoured the campus to solve riddles and search for clues
related to science, ultimately leading to the final destination, where
the winners were awarded cash prizes.
Later in the evening, the
participants and organisers enjoyed refreshments with a movie screening
of 'Monsters University'. The event was intended to boost
the society's ongoing registration drive. Daily times
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