Internal examiners eliminated from undergraduate, postgraduate examinations


 Decision by UHS Syndicate

Internal examiners eliminated from
undergraduate, postgraduate examinations

Ethics and human values to be included in
medical and health sciences’ curricula

LAHORE: November 05: In order to ensure transparency in the practical examinations, the University of Health Sciences (UHS) has decided to do away with the internal examiners in all professional undergraduate and postgraduate examinations. This was decided in 54th meeting of UHS Syndicate held here recently with Vice Chancellor Prof. Javed Akram in the chair.

Group photograph of members of the Senate of UHS along with VC UHS Prof. Javed Akram
which met recently and decided to do away with internal examiners in undergraduate and
postgraduate examinations. Prominent among them are Prof. Kh. Saadiq Husain,
Prof. Saeed Khokhar, Prof. Rakhshanda Rehman, Dr. Asad Zaheer,
Dr. Saqib Mahmood, Mr. Attaul Haque Qasmi and others.

The syndicate constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr Rakhshanda Rehman, Dean, School of Health Sciences, Fatima Memorial System Lahore to submit recommendations in this regard. The members also recommended that necessary amendments should be made in UHS service statutes for regularization of varsity’s contractual employees. Moreover, approval was also given to adopt Punjab government’s rules with regards to financial assistance family of an employee who dies while in-service. The syndicate also approved recommendations for revision and up gradation of medical and health sciences’ curricula in order to incorporate ethics and human values in it.

Those who participated in the meeting included Prof. Dr Zia ul Qayyum Vice Chancellor University of Gujrat, Prof Dr Khawaja Sadiq Hussain Ex-Principal King Edward Medical College Lahore, Prof Rakhshanda Rehman Dean, School of Health Sciences Fatima Memorial System Lahore, Prof. Dr Saeed Khokhar Ex-principal Services Institute of Medical Sciences Lahore, noted columnist Ata ul Haq Qasmi, Dr. Saqib Mehmood UHS Controller of Examinations, Dr Asad Zaheer Registrar UHS and representative of Punjab Health and Finance departments.