AUGUST 10 2014

Hardworking staff ignored as nepotism rules education dept

In a case of blatant nepotism, some officers of the education department’s Reform Support Unit (RSU) were relieved and replaced with the “favourites” of the management. Speaking to a group of RSU employees, The News learnt about undue promotions on posts where the successful applicants hardly fit the technical requirements. The employees, who wished to stay anonymous, said most of the “cronies” did not have written orders and were appointed verbally against the rules.

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Matric students demand extension in filing admission forms with single fee

Students and teachers associations have demanded an extension in the date for filing admission forms with single fee in connection with supplementary Matric examination. The candidates who are going to appear in the supplementary Matric examination reportedly said that result of Matric examination was announced on July, 25 and then Eid holidays were announced. Several private students have not been provided result of Matric examination under various objections, they said.

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Many Students fail to get admissions in colleges

Many Students who are willing to get admission in higher secondary schools and colleges of the metropolis through Centeralized Admission Policy (CAP), may fail in getting admission due to prevailing law and order situation in certain areas.

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Reforming Pakistan

The Pakistani society has been associated with a lot of bad things in recent times. Rising extremism, corruption and lack of civic sense are but a few of the vices associated with our society. One of the main reasons of our slow, gradual, constant and perpetual decline is our lack of interest in educating our young generation. Our interest in the field of education can be gauged from the fact that after so many years of promising so much (five per cent of gross domestic product to education, education for all, free books, free meals, etc.), we are still stuck at a point where we spend a mere two per cent of GDP on education.

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Research and Industry: COMSATS to host South Asian moot

The COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) will host the 6th South Asian International Conference (SAICON) from August 11. This year’s theme of the three-day event is “Ingenuity, Integration and Inspiration: The Survival of the Fittest”. The annual CIIT conference is a platform for discussion on business, economy and social sciences where academics and researchers interact with the industry professionals. The SAICON strives to develop a community which encourages the exchange of ideas and facilitates learning.

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Student Exchange Program will help improving relationships

American Ambassador to Pakistan pointed out that Students Exchange programs like Full Bright will help to build Strong Ties between Pakistan and America. It will lead to end the Misconceptions in the mind of People about Americans, he also added.

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Quantum technologies: National physics conference kicks off

Speakers at a national conference on physics in Mansehra on Saturday stressed the need for further research in their field, as they believe it is imperative for the country’s economic development and prosperity.

The Department of Physics at Hazara University (HU), in collaboration with Higher Education Commission and Quaid-e-Azam University, arranged the two-day conference titled ‘Quantum Technologies: Theories and Applications’. Over 200 researchers, scholars and physicists from different educational institutions of the country were in attendance on the first day of the moot. Over the two days, they will be briefed on new developments in the field through 38 presentations and addresses of keynote speakers of international acclaim.

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PMDC allows admission in 3 unrecongnised medical colleges

Instead of protecting the high standards of medical education, the embattled regulator of medical education, Pakistan Medical and Dental College (PM&DC), has started giving illegal permission to unrecognised colleges to start admissions for the education of future doctors, a move that could land top PM&DC officials in hot waters, documents available with The News revealed. According to documents, PMD&DC has allowed three medical colleges in Punjab to admit students without their notification of registration by the federal government in gross violation of PM&DC Ordinance 1962. These three medical colleges namely Faryal Dental College, Shikupura, Rahbar Medical College Lahore and Rai Medical College Sargodha have already begun classes in February this year and about 250 students are currently studying there.

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The Education Emergency

We are living our lives as a distracted nation with political tantrums disrupting the daily working of government while the field of education is as usual taking a backseat. Not once have we been able to see or hear issues of free and efficient healthcare, access to education, the improvement of the public education sector be a major part of a political mandate. The HDI index measures human development in terms of progress in education, health, and living standards. With an HDI score of 0.537, Pakistan is ranked among ‘low human development’ countries, in the company of Sub-Saharan African countries like Angola and Nigeria. We trail behind Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. A child in Pakistan is expected to complete only 7.7 years of schooling. Pakistan’s education problem is rooted in its low primary gross enrolment ratios and high dropout rates.

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Character not Degree

Like the Whole nation I am also not very Good with my memory but just remember that my two class mates one always stood first in the class and the other passes the class very difficultly. The one who stood first if ever loses his position he is been hit by illness.

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