KEMU graduates lay out their demands

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King Edward Medical University (KEMU) graduates on Sunday appealed to Vice Chancellor (VC) Search Committee to take special considerations regarding merit and seniority while selecting the new VC for the university.
Speaking at a press conference at Lahore Press Club, they critisised some trainees of the ward of the acting VC and said he using them to influence the VC search committee.
Young Kemcolians Forum (YKF) office bearers, while speaking to journalists, also alleged that the current VC had destroyed the system of merit and was appointing graduates of other universities without giving preference to KEMU graduates.
Commenting on the current state of affairs in the university, they said that while taking the annual exams of MBBS third professional in 2012, the students had received the same exam questions they had been tested on in 2011. They brought the two examination papers with them as proof.
They also said that the university had announced the examination schedule for MD/MS which were to be held in November this year and postgraduate trainees of
MD/MS came all the way from Saudi Arabia, Iran, Nepal to appear in their exam. However, the university was not prepared to conduct the exams and they were postponed indefinitely.
They demanded that King Edward Medical College must be restored immediately under
KEMU and a senior professor must be appointed as the principal to deal with the affairs of undergraduate medical students of the institute.
They further demanded that graduates of KEMU must be preferred in upcoming induction for training in FCPS for the session January 2013 as was the rule before 2006 and all Kemcolians must be given paid induction.
They further said that new hostels must be constructed for girls on urgent basis.
They also said that the schedule for MD/MS exams must be announced on urgent basis to avoid confusion among trainees. They further demanded the university’s VC should refrain from any kind of politics within the institute.