Pathatic situation of University of Education

 

There is a great debate in Pakistan about fake degrees; very few people talk about the state of affairs in higher education institutions.  University of Education is an alarming example of this situation. The administration of the University is in the hand of retired and incompetent people. Apart from a lot of complaints from students, nobody bothers to take action against them.  What kind of educational standard we can expect from following administration:

§  Vice Chancellor (Care Taker) Mrs. Farhat Saleem – Not eligible for even university Associate Processor; Two unsettled objections of financial embezzlement against her of amount Rs. 2,36,32,412/ = and  Rs. 2,85,116/= (Director General Audit Punjab  had framed these objections.

§  Acting Registrar Mr. Bashir Ahmed (On Contract)Retired DCO; No prior experience of university administration; Appointed as Additional Director Admin; Audit para against his appointment

§  Controller Examination(Acting) Dr. Shaban Bhatti (On contract); Retired Professor; Facing HEC Enquiry; Audit objection against his appointment as controller

§  Treasurer (Acting) Mr. Muhammad  Arif –  Appointed as Additional Director Finance but working as Treasurer; Audit para against his appointment as Treasure; Many complaints against him

§  Deputy Director Admin Mr. Nasir Ahmed – (Illegal appointment) Audit objection against his Illegal appointment

§  Director Okara Campus Dr. Shafiq Khan (On contract) – Retired Professor; Faced many University enquiries; But no action taken against him; Audit objection against his appointment

§  Director Division of Education Dr. Khalid Mahmmod – Assistant Professor  (Appointment against UE Regulations); According to UE Calendar 2005, Schedule 41 item No.(3.2) Assistant Professor cannot be appointed as Director of a Division 

§  Director Division of Arts & Social Sciences Dr. Muzafar Abbas (On contract) –   Retired Professor of college cadre

§  Principal Multan Campus Dr. Zahoor Sheikh (On contract) – Retired Professor

§  Chairman Admission Committee (Div. Sci. & Tech) Dr. Manzoor Ahmed (On contract) – Retired Professor

§  In charge Security Mr. Aleem Khan (On contract) – Retired Major from Pak Army

§  Ph. D. Supervisor of Mrs. Farhat Saleem Dr. Ibrahim Khalid (On contract) – Retired Professor

The appointment of retired personals are against HEC, Punjab Government regulations and comes under the ambit of the observation of the Hounorable Supreme Court of Pakistan. Who is going to take action? this is a serious question.

 


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Published by: Dr. M. A. Pasha

I have obtained a M. Sc. in Physics (Gold Medal) degree from Islamia University Bahawalpur in 1981 and a Ph. D. degree in Computer Science from University of Southampton, UK in 1996. I have more than 30 years experience in tertiary education, ten of which have been in strategic leadership positions, including as Professor of Computer Science and Dean, Faculty of Computing & Information Sciences, Imperial College of Business Studies, Lahore; Professor of Computer Science and Director, Division of Science & Technology at University of Education, Lahore; Pro-Rector of Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education, Karachi. Director, Institute of Computer Sciences & Software Engineering, The University of Lahore; Dean, University of Central Punjab, Lahore; Advisor to the Vice Chancellor on Information Technology, University of the Punjab, Lahore; Principal, Punjab University College of Information Technology, University of the Punjab, Lahore; Professor & Pro-Rector, Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education, Karachi. I also have the honor to work as Vice Chairman, National Computing Education Accreditation Council (Pakistan); Chairman Inter Universities Faculty Board for Policy and Framework Development of Computer Science and Information Technology Degree Programs (Punjab, Pakistan). In addition, I have worked in various academic and administrative committees of public as well as private universities performing diverse nature of assignments. Presently, I am member of the Chief Minister’s Committee to “Develop a Vision for Information Technology in Punjab”. I have delivered various teacher training workshops and taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervised postgraduate students and published 40 papers in national & international journals & conference proceedings. Knowledge Management, WWW Multimedia Content Management, and Artificial Intelligence are the key areas of my interest. I have attended various national & international professional trainings, conferences and took part in international ICT consultation sessions in Cambodia and Bangladesh in 2005 and 2006 respectively.

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