MCAT arrangement at test centers finalised


The district administration on Thursday set up four centers for entry test of medical and dental colleges of Punjab, which is scheduled to be held on September 22.

Additional Deputy Commissioner General (ADCG) Muhammad Ali Randhawa in a meeting held to review the entry test arrangements said that the administration has finalised a comprehensive strategy to ensure foolproof security arrangements at the centers.

The centers have been established at Government Post Graduate College for Women, Satellite Town, Government College for Boys Satellite Town, Siddique Public School and Ideal Cambridge School, 6th Road.

The meeting was attended by AO Aqeel Ahmed Khan, Executive District Officer (Education) Qazi Zahoor-ul-Haq, Executive District Officer (Health) Dr Zafar Iqbal Gondal, Executive District Officer (Municipal Services) Khawaja Zaheer-ud-Din, District Officer Solid Waste Dr Mazhar Azeem, Deputy Superintendent of Police New Town Taimur Khan, DSP Traffic, Rawalpindi Arts Council Resident Director Waqar Ahmed and representatives of WAPDA and different colleges.

Muhammad Ali Randhawa said that no student would be allowed to take along cellular phones, cameras, laptops including any kind of literature inside the centers.

He informed that a special area will be allocated for car parking while 6th Road would be closed to keep irrelevant persons away from the centers. He directed the traffic police and district police officials to visit the area to make appropriate arrangements for car parking.

He instructed the concerned quarters to set up information counters at the centers for proper guidance of students coming from other cities. He said a training workshop would be conducted for the University of Health Sciences (UHS) staff at the Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) on September 21.

Furthermore, he said that complete medical assistance consisting of male and female doctors and paramedical staff would be available at the centers to tackle any emergency situation. Moreover, all centers would be facilitated with clean drinking water, fans and proper sitting arrangements for students.