Partnerships with KMU
Different medical institutes including Nowshera Medical College and Frontier Homeopathic College have entered into collaboration with Khyber Medical University Peshawar. The collaborations have been approved by 20th Syndicate meeting of KMU.
Ban on Madrassa’s registration
Wafaaq-ul-Madaaris has called a conference in Lahore for stability of Madaaris. Purpose of the conference is to finalise some plan of action against the government caused hurdles in the registration of Madrassa’s.
Angry students lock down BKU, seek Shaheed package for victims
The angry students of the Bacha Khan University (BKU) Wednesday locked down the institution in protest against the government for not honouring its pledge for providing Shaheed package to the victims of January 20 attack.
Controller visits examination centers
Controller Examinations, Balochistan Board inspected various examination centers of Pahseen. He cancelled the papers of two candidates who were caught cheating. A fake candidate was also caught in the girls’ center. Secretary Information has also vowed to take all steps for ending cheating practices during exams.
37th rank for Balochistan University
In the meeting of cabinet of academic staff association, the abysmal state of education of Balochistan University was dwelled upon. Members lamented the 37th rank of Balochistan University.
Only one teacher teaches all five classes in Pampore School
Pampore, IHK—for 36 students studying in five classes, the government primary school at Hatiwara, Pampore has just one teacher. The teacher, Fayaz Ahmad, said he has been running the school alone since 2012 after his only colleague went on a study leave. He said he has to manage 29 classes a day and also handle the administrative affairs of the school.
CASA boycotts papers
Central Academic Staff Association (CASA) has announced to keep the academic institutes closed and boycott the papers by use of force today. Their intimation has created a disturbing situation for the administration.
Convocation of Home Economics College
Islamabad College for Home Economics and Management Sciences held its first convocation yesterday. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry was the chief guest for convocation. He said that a new home economics college will be built for providing better education opportunities to the girls.
Youngest Diploma holder
Asia Arif has become the youngest university qualified diploma holder by getting an advanced diploma in Arabic language from International Islamic University Islamabad.
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Teachers to go on strike today
Teachers of Islamabad Model Colleges will go on strike from today (Thursday) against the relevant authorities’ failure to meet their demands, especially on up-gradation and regular promotions.
Deadlock between students, QAU admin continues
Deadlock persists between protesting students and the administration of the Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU). Students have been protesting against the university administration for its alleged support of a student organisation’s ideology.
Two Universities served notices for violating CDA Building By-Laws
Capital Development Authority (CDA) has finally issued show cause notices to tow private sector universities - Iqra and Preston – over establishing their campuses illegally in the federal capital.
Delegates from eleven ECO member countries visit AIOU
Delegates belonging to postal services from eleven countries of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) on Wednesday visited the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and showed keen interest in developing cooperative partnership with the University in the area of professional development.
Inauguration of new building of Home Economics College soon
Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD), Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhary on Wednesday announced to inaugurate the new building of ‘College of Home Economics’ soon to facilitate the students. Addressing the first convocation and prize distribution ceremony of Home Economics College for Women F-7/2, he said, “We are working very hard for the completion of the project of the College of Home Economics and it will be completed soon.”
American scholar Dr. Abd-Allah to deliver special lecture at Aiwan-e-Quaid
Nazriya Pakistan council (NPC) has arranged a special lecture by Dr. Umar Faruqabd-Allah, a converted American Muslim on 11th March 2016 (Friday) at 3:30 pm at Aiwan-e-Quaid auditorium, Fatima Jinnah park, Islamabad.
NCA Graduates Degree Show 2016 concludes
The NCA Graduates Degree Show 2016 concluded here Wednesday showcasing a collection of handpicked art from the Thesis Display at NCA Lahore and Rawalpindi at My Art World. National College of Arts (NCA), the artistic hub of Pakistan, boasts a history of artistic and cultural diversity. Initially founded as the Mayo School of Arts in 1875, the institution has played a vital role in the ever evolving Pakistani contemporary art scene.
Bidding time: Private schools reopen today
All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (APPSF) President Kashif Mirza said on Thursday private schools would reopen on Thursday (today). He said the federation had given the government a week’s time to address their grievances about the Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Promotion and Regulation) Bill.
Expenditure of special education budget on development
Department of Special Education has spent 65% of this year’s allocated budget for 2015-16 on development projects. Most of those development projects are in the final stages of completion. 784 million budgets had been allocated this year for special education.
Start of classes in Govt. Girls Degree College
Proper classes have started in the Govt. Girls Degree College Kotli Sattiyan. Principal gave the message to girls that they should play their role in country’s development after getting education.
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Jinnah Islamia College bags top positions
Jinnah Islamia College’s male and female students bagged top positions in MBA exams this year too. Tayyaba Iftikhar topped in MBA 3rdyear. Sidra and Iqra got 2nd position in MBA Part II.
Seminar in UET Lahore
UET Lahore held a seminar on ‘Role of Teachers and Students in Leadership’ in collaboration between the varsity’s Humanities and Quality Enhancement Cell and Sickle City. CEO Sickle City, Wali Zahid said that engineers are the leaders of future and will bring revolution through innovations in technology.
Plantation Campaign in UET
UET’s administration has started the plantation campaign. 10,000 trees will be planted in campus and Kala Shah Kaku. VC also said that there was a need to plant more trees.
Shahbaz lauds British help in development
British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond met Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday to discuss matters of mutual interest, promotion of trade and economic cooperation, health, skill development and security affairs. Speaking on the occasion, Shahbaz said that Pak-Britain relations have improved considerably during recent years, adding that new era of relations between both the countries has started during the tenure of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The chief minister said that a lot of work is being carried out for the uplifting of education, health and skill development sectors in Punjab with the collaboration of UK’s Department of International Development (DFID) and reforms have been introduced in education, health and skill development sectors.
Parents call out private school owners on two-day closure
The parents association on Wednesday condemned private school owners for jeopardising the future of their children by closing schools for two days. They demanded strict action against the owners.
Private schools show PIA employee’s how It’s done
The section of the private schools which observed a two-day strike against the government’s decision to regulate the fee structure of the private schools announced to open their institutions from tomorrow.
QAU tops quality research ranking
The Information Technology University has announced the quality research rankings of more than 200 universities and research institutions in the country. “ITU Scientometrics Lab (SLAB) used international criteria to rank Pakistani institutions in terms of real quality and impact. This ranking is made without any prejudice and in accordance with the objectives set for the SLAB on the basis of the empirical data collected and analysed,” ITU Vice Chancellor Dr. Umar Saif told a news conference here on Wednesday.
Education a service or a business? Arguments sought
Hearing a set of petitions against the ‘exorbitant’ fee structure at private schools, the Lahore High Court on Wednesday sought arguments from both sides -schools and parents -on a point whether offering educational services could be considered a business.
Six Pakistani Universities among World’s top 800
Six Pakistani universities are ranked among the world’s top 800 universities by British ranking agency, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The Universities that represent Pakistan in the top 800 according to the QS are Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU), National University of Sciences And Technology (NUST) Islamabad, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), University of Karachi (KU), University of Lahore and University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore.
Nutrition festival at UAF
Faisalabad—The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) Wednesday held a two-day nutrition festival which includes Food Street, health and nutrition lounge, seminar on nutrition, diagnosis clinics and Ghazal evening. National Institute of Food Sciences and Technology, UAF organized the festival which was inaugurated by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan.
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LUMS honours winners of P2P: Challenging Extremism Competition in US
The LUMS community including faculty, staff and students got together to honour its students, Team FATE, who won first prize in the P2P: Challenging Extremism competition organised by Adventure Partners, Facebook and the US Department of State.
PU celebrates World Women’s Day
Punjab University Department of Gender Studies on Tuesday observed World Women’s Day at and organized seminar at its auditorium and colorful women’s gala at its lawns. The seminar was attended by Prof. Dr. Zakria Zakar Dean FBSS and Director ISCS; Ms. Mumtaz Mughal, Resident Director, Aurat Foundation; Mr. Salman Abid Regional Director SPO, Mr. Sarfaraz Kazmi, Regional Director, FPAP, Dr. Ra’ana Malik, Assistant Professor Department of Gender Studies, Ms Anosha, youth representative, United Nations.
Higher Education Secretary summoned in VC’s case
Lahore High Court Justice Shahid Karim Wednesday sought personal appearance of Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) secretary and his version in a case regarding appointment of vice chancellors at four public sector universities of Punjab.
Entrance test postponed
Punjab University Department of Electrical Engineering has postponed its entrance test for admissions in MSc Electrical Engineering which was to be held on Thursday (today).
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Punjab University Department of Social Work’s Assistant Prof Sonia Omer has participated in an international conference held at University of Central Florida, USA titled “International women issues conference”.
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Free compulsory education
Plan International held a special ceremony on ‘Sunehri Taleem Hamara Mustaqbil’ yesterday in a local hotel. At the event, Fazlullah Pechuho, Secretary Education Sindh said that free compulsory education will be provided to every child from now on.
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Fees hike by private schools
Majority of private schools of Karachi have raised the fees while the session is in continuation. Specially, the schools being run under the Cambridge system have violated the government rules and regulations. Similarly, private schools of Shahdadkot have also increased the fees at the start of new academic session.
Admit cards for board exams
Admission cards of private candidates for Grade 9 and 10 board exams have been posted to their homes. The admit cards for general group will be sent from 16th March.
A visual glimpse into the life of an extraordinary Pakistani
Zulfiqar Ali Chachar’s extraordinary rise from selling kulfis on the street, to graduating from IBA and attempting to build the first school in his remote village in interior Sindh, is a stunning testament to the power of education. At a time when Pakistani school children are butchered in their own class rooms by extremists who’re afraid of the power of the pen, it’s important to remind ourselves how education transforms individual lives, families and communities.
Govt. to stop salaries of 1,000 'Politically Appointed' teachers
The Sindh Education Department has decided to stop salaries of more than 1,000 excessive teachers of Jacobabad district by blocking their online IDs, Daily Times has learnt. According to sources, there are more than 1,000 teachers in excess or appointed on political grounds in the recent past in Jacobabad district, putting extra burden on the provincial kitty.
DHA city to have IBA campus
DHA City Karachi will have a campus of Institute of Business Administration (IBA). In this regard, DHA Karachi and IBA signed a MoU, a press release said on Wednesday. Karachi Corps Commander Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar was the chief guest of the occasion.
Sindh to have first technical training varsity: CM
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development Programme (BBSYDP) to impart training in nursing, paramedics and hotel management so that the trained youths could have employment opportunities not only in Pakistan but also in other countries.
Girls school in governor house premises, a perfect picture of misery
The condition of majority of government schools across the province of Sindh is highly dilapidated and the students seriously lack basic facilities such as fan and ventilation system, potable water, seating facility, facility of washrooms and lavatories and above all hygienic environment.
Results announced by Sir Syed University
Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology has announced the results of final exams of BS Degree program in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Telecom Engineering, Bio-medical Engineering and Computer Science.
Farooq Sattar calls for new Medical Colleges
Senior Deputy Convener of MQM, Dr. Farooq Sattar has said that the new medical colleges are very important for male and female students in the current times. It is also imperative that the women related laws should be implemented in their letter and spirit.
Protest by private schools
One group of private schools has agreed to end the protest. Second group is still insisting to continue the strike. Private schools try to increase their own wealth rather than increasing the wealth of education for students.
Q & A’s on academic career By Syed Azhar Husnain Abidi
Q: I am doing MPhil in Mass Communication with specialization in electronic media. What specialization should I go for in my PhD?
A: You should do PhD from abroad. First choose a relevant research topic and make a good proposal for PhD.
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The battle between the government and private schools has reached a critical level. Private schools in Punjab were closed for two days, and have threatened to continue their protest next week indefinitely until the bill for checks placed on educational institutions is reconsidered. The latter are adamant to prove that any increment in the fee structure is justified- after all, they are private businesses providing a crucial service.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/editorials/10-Mar-2016/school-shutdown
Letters to the Editor
FPSC exam Centre
I WOULD like to draw the authorities’ attention towards the miseries being suffered by candidates whose examination center is in the provincial FPSC office in Mustafa Town, Lahore. I am also appearing as a candidate from this center. This center has no facilities to accommodate candidates during recess before the second paper of the day is conducted.
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Village school awaiting teachers for 20 Years
Not even a single teacher has so far been appointed at Girl Primary School of Hassan village here for the last 20 years. According to the villagers, the Punjab government had set up the school on land measuring 5 Kanal of land provided by villagers from Shamlat Deh land in 1995. They said the building of school was completed but no teacher was posted. They have repeatedly requested the Education Department for making the school functional but education authorities ask them for mutating the school land to the government.