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BZU sub-campus HEC and PHEC

Recently the plight of students of Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Lahore was heard all over the country and what has surfaced as a cause of concern for sub-campuses of universities all over the Punjab. The issue is not just of this one sub-campus, but that of legal structures put in …

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Entry Test: a serious issue for students

Last year a committee was constituted to discuss if the entry test should continue or the universities should rely solely on board examinations. A decision is awaited. This year over 47,559 candidates, including 31,149 girls and 16,410 boys, appeared in the entry test of medical and dental colleges in 13 …

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Brain drain in higher education

Every year Pakistani teachers go abroad for higher education and research. Those who complete PhD from America, Germany, France and other countries on scholarship, many of them, either don’t wish to come back or they remain unable to re-adjust in Pakistan. Before going abroad they sign some agreements with their …

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HEC budget only Rs 71 billion!

With only 14 per cent increase the Higher Education Commission will get Rs 71 billion budget for the fiscal year 2015-16 and out of the total Rs 270 million have been earmarked for 5000 PhD scholarships scheme. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has announced that Rs 20.5 billion have been fixed …

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Mismanagement in exams and cheating

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of the mismanagement in Class-V examination and ordered an immediate investigation. Punjab Examination Commission remained unable to deliver Class-V English question paper to examination centers in various districts of Punjab. English paper was postponed until next day after students waited for the …

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