Hassanabdal College | PU expels IJT students
Hassanabdal Cadet College fees raises by 25pc
Taxila, Dec 17: The Hassanabdal Cadet College Board of Governors (BoG)
approved 25 percent increase in the fees of cadets including monthly tuition
fee, hostel fee and mess dues.
Reliable sources in the Cadet College said
that the Board of Governors (BoG) met in Lahore on Monday with Governor Punjab
and BoG President Salmaan Taseer. Presently 540 cadets were enrolled with the
The governor also issued orders to allocate a 10 per cent quota
for deserving students from Balochistan and the Tribal Areas. Similarly the
governor ordered the college authorities to initiate A-level classes.
board of governors approved budget of Rs210 million for the year of 2008-09 of
It has been decided to constitute a three-member Finance
Committee to carry out a detailed audit of expenses incurred on capital
It also examined the pace of work on a Rs170 million expansion
The governor ordered an amendment in the College Foundation
Ordinance of 1966 aimed at introducing the college's own pay scale for its
teachers. The board also decided to nominate the Rawalpindi commissioner as
member of the Board of Governors (BoG). It has learnt that the decision of 25
per cent increase in monthly dues has stirred unrest among the cadets and their
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Punjab University expeled seven IJT students
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) on Tuesday expelled seven students
andrusticated four others, all belonging to the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT), for
committing serious breach of discipline.
On the recommendations of the
varsity's Discipline Committee, it was also decided to stop the result of one
student till his appearance before the committee while some students were
provided the opportunity to submit written statements and appear before the
committee along with their parents.
Furthermore, the entry of the
rusticated/ expelled students was banned on the whole university campus with the
warning that if any individual was found to have accommodated them, he shall be
liable to disciplinary action too.
Sources in the PU administration said
the action was taken following the confirmation of the students' involvement in
an incident of hooliganism at the Khalid Bin Waleed Hostel, Old Campus, last
month. According to them, the students had not only misbehaved with senior
teachers and officials in the presence of the vice-chancellor but had also
thrown chairs towards them to hurt them. The News
"The disciplinary committee of the Punjab University has expelled seven students
and rusticated four others linked to the IJT. The action comes after the
committee received confirmation that the students had been involved in violence
against persons linked to a rival group at a university hostel. It is also known
the Punjab governor had taken notice of the act of hooliganism and advocated
immediate action against those behind it. The move against the IJT
students is important. In the past the group has too often been able to get away
with all kinds of high-handed behaviour and has used tactics of blackmail to
paralyze authorities. Teachers have in the past been threatened or harassed.
There are signs the tide is turning. The PU seems more determined than before to
rein in the IJT and break away from its grasp. The signal sent out is also
important. It will help to drive home the message that those who engage in acts
of violence will be punished. This should give hope to many students and
teachers at the PU who have been adversely affected in one way or the other by
the IJT but whose complaints have been repeatedly ignored. This is especially
important at a time when other student unions are springing up, ready to
challenge the IJT, and usher in a less repressive era at nne of the largest
institutions of higher learning in the country."
City, Country: Lahore, Pakistan
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Punjab Education Department starts action against 'embezzling principals'
Lahore: The Punjab Education Department has started action against principals of
464 colleges for their alleged involvement in misuse of funds and poor
performance in graduation result 2008, officials from the Education Department
said on Tuesday.
The Higher Education Department had started
the operation on the directions of the Punjab government, they said.
Directorate of Public Instructions (DPI-Colleges) Abdul Razaq Cheema
said a report would be present to the Education Department after the action was
Condemn: Muttahida Professor Mahaz (MPM) Secretary General
Professor Rizwanul Haq while condemning the action said it would create problems
for college teachers. Instead of engaging in revengeful activities, he said, the
government should resolve issues of the quarters concerned.
(colleges) official said a special team had been formed for the campaign after
the department had received complaints about several principals. He said
principals appointed on political grounds were a major reason behind poor
result. He said that these principals had also appointed junior teachers vice
principals. He said that the passing percentage had dropped to 24.67 percent
from 26.68 percent in 2007.
'Corrupt principals': DPI (Colleges)
official Abdul Razaq Cheema said a few days ago he had visited a number of
colleges and checked their record. He said "corrupt principals" would be
suspended from service.
Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association
President Professor Nazim Hasnain while lauding the government's drive demanded
that the government appoint principals on merit.
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Energy exhibition held at UET
Lahore: The Honorary Consul of Germany, in collaboration with the German Energy Agency, DENA, held an
exhibition at the University of Engineering & Technology.
Vice-Chancellor Lt Gen (r) Muhammad Akram Khan opened the event.
Honorary Consul Aneesur Rehman said the development of renewable energy
sources in Pakistan was of vital importance. He said further the energy produced
through fossil fuels such as coal and gas had two major disadvantages: their
availability was limited and their combustion generated climate damaging gases.
Realising the urgent need to reduce dioxide emissions and to limit global
warming, he stressed the importance of renewable energy sources. Daily Times
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