Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences LUMHS decides to rehold ‘boycotted’ papers
Larkana: The Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences has at last reached a decision to re-conduct theory examination of surgery and medicine-II of about 250 students of MBBS (final year) at the Chandka Medical College after dragging its feet over the issue for over a month.
A group of unruly students boycotted the two papers on Dec 7 last year at the CMC and tore up answer sheets and question papers of a number of students. The affected students had been up in protest since then, urging the LUMHS and SBBMU to re-conduct the papers and save their academic career.
Sources at the CMC said on Saturday the controller of examinations (undergraduate studies) of LUMHS sent a letter to the principal on Jan 23, informing him that vice-chancellor of LUMHS had ordered re-conduct of medicine and surgery paper-II boycotted by students on Dec 7. The date of the examination would be communicated shortly, said the letter.
Barring two students, Majid Gorar (seat No.07CM426) and Mohammad Suhail Sarki (seat No.07CM435) who had been rusticated by the probe committee, all other students were eligible to re-appear in the examination, it said.
The controller requested the principal to beef up security on the campus in order to avoid recurrence of such unruly conduct during examinations.
CMC Principal Prof Dr Assadullah Mahar confirmed receiving the letter and said the LUMHS arrived at the decision after receiving the probe committee’s decisions forwarded to its vice-chancellor and controller of examinations on Jan 21.
The 250 students who fell victim to the boycott had been pressing for re-conduct of their papers and finally decided to move court a couple of days ago because the managements of the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University and LUMHS had failed to reach a timely decision on their case.
The SBBMU registrar had formed a probe body in the wake of the incident with the CMC principal as its head and Prof Dr Khursheed Abbasi, director of academics SBBMU and Prof Dr Riaz Shaikh, head of the department of pharmacology, as its members, which gave its verdict on Jan 21.
The committee rusticated two students for a period of six months and issued warnings to three others in accordance with relevant rules and clauses of the prospectus, said a spokesman for SBBMU.
On Jan 23, the court restrained the LUMHS from declaring the results.
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