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HEC gives away Best University Teacher Award
Islamabad, Aug 22: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) held a ceremony to confer "Best University Teacher Award" on 63 faculty members of different universities on Wednesday.

Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education Minister Muhammad Balighur Rehman on Wednesday said government as per its manifesto would undertake steps to raise the status of teachers in the society.

Rehman acknowledged the role of teachers toward building the future of the nation and urged them to be a role model for their colleagues as well as students.

He appreciated the efforts of HEC for launching a programme to recognise the valuable contribution of teachers.

He said that this national recognition of the contributions made by university faculty would act as a catalyst for others to enhance their efforts in the fields of teaching and research.

Speaking on the occasion, HEC Chairperson Dr Javaid R Laghari said that faculty was the heart and soul of higher education system and reputation of institutions depended on their performance.

Dr Laghari urged the faculty members to ensure quality of teaching and research.

He emphasised that the universities are supposed to build communities and economies but it is not possible without proactive contribution of teachers.

He underlined the importance of a strong linkage between universities and society.

For the year 2011, 153 nominations were received from higher education institutions from all over the country. After evaluation, 63 teachers had been selected. The award includes a certificate of merit and a cash prize of Rs 100,000.

"Best University Teacher Award" was initiated by HEC in 2004 to improve the quality of education along with enhancing external and internal efficiency of university education. app

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SALU exam policy rejected
Larkana: Almost all colleges affiliated with the Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, have declined to accept examination forms for graduation and post-graduation courses over serious reservations on the university's new examination policy.

The principals coordination committee (PCC), the Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) and the All Pakistan Clerks Association (APCA) had a number of objections to the new policy, said Mohammad Saleem Kehar, vice-president of the APCA (colleges).

He said the controller of examination of SALU, Prof Dr Syed Asif Ali Shah, clearly stated in a circular issued to colleges on July 16 that students could get the examination forms from the colleges free of cost but the university was still demanding Rs150 per form.

According to the circular, the process started on July 23 and would continue till Aug 22 but almost all affiliated colleges had refused to implement the new policy, he said. Sources in colleges said that almost all 17 colleges in Larkana affiliated with SALU had either not accepted the forms or returned them to the university without processing.

The principals, teachers and clerks associations demanded at a meeting of representatives of PCC, SPLA and APCA in Gambat on Sunday that the university should either ask the bank concerned to carry out the entire process of issuing and accepting forms or pay additional allowance to colleges and clerks for the extra workload.

Mr Kehar said the clerks were opposed to the new examination policy and they had not accepted or processed any form yet. The university had almost doubled examination fees during five years but the colleges' fee for their services was raised to Rs50 only from Rs10, he said. The colleges earned Rs230 million to Rs250 million per year for the university but they received just a farthing in return, he said.

In a memorandum sent to the SALU chancellor on Aug 18, the PCC complained the university administration had ignored colleges in framing admission and examination policy.

Mr Kehar said the university had been charging fee for degree along with examination fee since 1987 but it had not sent any degree to the colleges while the enrolment fee for B.A. and M.A. had been raised to Rs1,500. The university had even stopped sending lists of enrolled students and enrolment cards to colleges for two years, he said.

The controller of examination of SALU was not available for comments while the university's media coordinator Taj Lashari said the new policy had been introduced to bring transparency and fairness to the process.

In past, the colleges used to deposit demand drafts (DDs) for examination fee with the university in which transparency was compromised. To avoid it, it was decided that candidates would directly submit fee to the bank concerned, said Mr Taj. Dawn

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CSS result out; 218 candidates selected
Islamabad: The Establishment Division on Wednesday announced the selection of 218 candidates for appointments against BS-17 posts of the Occupational Groups/Services.

The competitive examinations of 2012 had been conducted by the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC).

According to the announcement, 15 allotments to the superior services had been made on merit. On the other hand, 203 allotments were made on the basis of quotas for respective provinces.

All the candidates are advised to send acceptance of their respective groups/services on fax number 051-9201526 or through Urgent Mail Service to Section Officer (T-V), Establishment Division, Cabinet Block, Islamabad, within 20 days, failing which the offer shall stand cancelled and no representation will be entertained. app

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KU announced MBBS, BDS results
Karachi: University of Karachi on Tuesday announced the annual examination results for MBBS Final Professional 2013, and BDS Final Professional 2013.

As per MBBS statistics, a total of 396 students appeared in the exam, out of which 337 passed it. The pass percentage remained 85.10.

On the contrary, BDS figures show that 292 students appeared in exam, and 170 of them were declared as pass. The pass percentage was 58.22. Daily times

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KUTS unhappy with revised laws for universitiesbr> Karachi: The teachers' body at the University of Karachi is unhappy with the amendment in the Sindh Universities Laws (Amendment) Act 2013, which has transferred the degree-awarding authority from the governor to the chief minister.

The Karachi University Teachers Society expressed concern over the amendment during a meeting.

"Political interference will increase at the university after this law.

"Only the academic council of the university should be allowed to amend the university law," said a statement issued by the body.

Another meeting in this regard has been convened at 10:30am on Friday at the Arts Auditorium, and all the teachers have been requested to attend it. The news

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