Plus one for education: KMU ordered to allow private college students to take annual exam

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A two-member bench comprising Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel and Justice Qaiser Rashid issued the order after the court was informed that Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) Islamabad had registered the college on December 11 last year.

The court was told the KMU had failed to issue its affiliation order despite the college being registered for almost a year.

Imtiaz Ali, the counsel for Bilal and other student petitioners, told the court Al Razi Medical College has been offering an MBBS programme as a private institute. He said since the college is registered by PMDC, the onus was on KMU. He claimed the university’s administration said the college had to apply separately for attaining the affiliation status.

“As the college does not yet have an affiliation with KMU, there is a chance that students of Al Razi will waste a year if the university does not let them appear in the exams, which will begin September 17,” Imtiaz said.  “If the problem persists, the entire school year will be wasted.”

After hearing the arguments, the two-member bench ordered the KMU administration to allow around 100 students of Al Razi to appear in the upcoming medical exam so they do not have to wait for another year.

Source: Express Tribune