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DEA to seal schools not following security SOPs

Punjab study - 3 hours 43 min ago
Rawalpindi:December 11: District Education Authority (DEA) have decided to take action against public and private schools, particularly those not following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), issued by the Punjab Government to ensure security of the students. It was decided in a meeting that the schools, violating orders of the government and not sufficient security arrangements, would be sealed. Special teams have been formed to conduct raids and check security arrangements of the schools. The teams would start inspection and monitoring of the schools from Monday. All the teams have been directed to compile data of the public and private schools at Union Council level within one week and the schools found violating the rules, would be sealed. It is pertinent to mention here that a number of public and private educational institutions of the city, particularly schools have not followed SOPs in true spirit regarding security arrangements. The emerging situation after recent attacks had warranted strict measures and necessary directions were also issued from quarters concerned in this regard but it seems it was somehow ignored by concerned quarters.The news.Rawalpindi

Govt to bring all boards on par with Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education

Punjab study - 3 hours 44 min ago
Lahore:December 11:Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms has allocated Rs1 billion to bring all 29 Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education across the country at par with Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBSIE). Out of total allocated amount, Rs500 million has been released to FBISE for upgradation of all boards while the remaining amount would be released next year, said Chairman FBISE, Dr Ikram Ali Malik while talking to this agency here on Sunday. The FBISE chairman said the amount was released by the government after satisfactory upgradation process and provision of state-of-the-art facilities in the federal board. Ministry of Planning Development and Reforms has expressed its satisfaction on state-of-the-art project of the FBISE, ‘Modernization and Standardisation of Examination System’ and desired to replicate it for all other Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education of the country through another mega project titled ‘National Education Reforms Initiative’, he added. He said that FBISE will supervise all the upgradation process of the boards as a focal organisation and FBISE chairman will be Secretary/Member of the project. However, he said the Federal Secretary for Education would be the Convener of the Project Steering Committee established by the Planning Division, while all education secretaries from the provinces including federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) will be its members. This project will ensure the transparency in the examination system in the boards due to which the quality of education would be improved, he added. The objectives of the above said project was to improve quality of examination system, monitoring, control and academic audit of affiliated institutions, trouble free access to various pre-and-post examination services to all stakeholders and standardization amongst various boards of country, he elaborated. Unfortunately, Dr Ikram said the standard of all educational boards is very low when compared to the international level while educational standard of all boards is also different from each other. He extended his full support to all other boards and suggested to come on one level so equal standard of education should be achieved in the county. Talking about FBISE, Dr Ikram Ali Malik said the board has been modernised with up-to-date digital and technological facilities with an aim to provide online help to its national and international students at their nearest places. Thousands of students are being facilitated through FBISE online system across the 14 countries, he said adding ‘One Window Services’ have also been launched for students who visit the board.The news.LahoreBISE Lahore Board

Protest against high fee, low quality of education

Punjab study - 3 hours 46 min ago
Lahore:December 11:In connection with Human Rights Day-2017, a large number of parents and civil society members organised a demonstration against fee-hike and declining quality of education by private schools on Sunday. Chanting slogans and carrying placards at the demo, organised by the Parents Action Committee (PAC) and Civil Society Network at Liberty roundabout, the demonstrators, including schoolchildren expressed strong concerns over ‘high-handedness’ of private schools and termed the same a ‘mafia’ fleecing people in the name of education. They demanded the Punjab government to take measures against private schools for raising the fee 20 to 30 percent illegally. They highlighted inaccessibility of affordable and quality education. Addressing the protesters, PAC president Muhammad Ayub, General Secretary Sajeel Usmani, Vice-President Rana Muhammad Ajmal, Faiqa Salman and Civil Society Network President Abdullah Malik strongly condemned illegal fee-hike by private schools management and stated that they were the voice of every Pakistani parent. They said as per the Constitution of Pakistan, quality and free education was basic and constitutional right of every child and due to unavailability of quality educational institutes parents had no other option but to send their children to these unreasonably expensive private schools. The demonstrators questioned non-implementation of 10 percent quota for underprivileged children at private schools. The speakers demanded that PAC selected members be included in all major decisions made by private schools management. They said private schools should provide 50 percent sibling discount to second child and onward of the same family. They also demanded audit rule for all private schools by government regulatory authorities. The demonstrators also criticised the condition by private schools to purchase uniforms, books and stationery from prescribed shops only and also demanded the Punjab government to take appropriate measures to improve quality of education in government schools. 'Govt protecting minority rights': Provincial Minister of Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Khalil Tahir Sandhu on Sunday said the PML-N government has taken historic measures to ensure protection to minority rights. He said that all humans had equal rights and respect, as they were born equal. A person who lives in Pakistan deserves all the freedom and rights that are significantly important in Islam, he said. He said religions and basic rights of minorities in the county were also entitled to equality with other citizens' rights. The minister stated that every year, the Punjab government provided a special grant for the religious festivals like Christmas, Holi and Devali. He said 5 percent quota had been allocated for minorities in the government jobs, under which, more than 5,000 youths had been given jobs. Students belonging to minority communities are given special funds every year for scholarships, he added.The news.LahoreMedical College in Lahore

Top athletes battle it out on UVAS Sports Day

Punjab study - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 14:25
LAHORE:December 10:The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore organised its 15th Annual Sports Day in its City Campus sports ground. Big Bird Group Director Dr Abdul Kareem Bhatti inaugurated the event, along with UVAS Vice Chancellor Dr Talat Naseer Pasha. Former UVAS professor of Pharmacology Dr Muhammad Sabir was the chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony. Harassment allegations: Sindh University teacher takes varsity, accuser to court Students from the City Campus, Ravi Campus Pattoki, College of Veterinary and Animal Science Jhang and Khan Bahadar Chaudhry Mushtaq Ahmed College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Narowal participated in sports fixtures which continued till late at night. Addressing the inaugural session, Dr Bhatti said UVAS improved its quality of education, research and extension services. He also lauded the discipline of UVAS, especially in the selection of new students on the basis of sports for various degree programmes, and its vital role in the development of veterinary profession under a competent leadership. Speaking at the concluding ceremony, Dr Muhammad Sabir said sports and extracurricular activities were as important as curricular activities for students. He lauded UVAS for promoting healthy activities and traditions for the capacity-building of students. UVAS Vice Chancellor Dr Talat Naseer Pasha presented the vote of thanks and lauded the performance of students who actively participated in sports activities. DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) student Hamza Aslam and MPhil student Sehrish Saleem were declared the best UVAS athletes for girls and boys, respectively. NAB organises declamation contest Ahmad Rasool from Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology won the title of “Mr UVAS”, while third year DVM students and MPhil and PhD students from the girls won general trophies. The Faculty of Veterinary Science (FVS) team won the tug-of-war contest. Dr Muhammad Sabir distributed trophies and medals among the winners of all contests.Published in The Express Tribune,LahoreUniversity in LahoreVeterinary University Lahore

150 IT labs to be set up across Punjab

Punjab study - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 14:24
LAHORE:December 10:The Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) will establish 150 new Information Technology (IT) labs across the 36 districts of the province to train 20,000 students yearly, said TEVTA chairman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh. He was talking to office bearers of Oracle Pakistan on Friday. Harassment allegations: Sindh University teacher takes varsity, accuser to court The chairman said a specialised course will be started through which students would be able to get training in Java and Oracle applications. The team of Oracle will train 150 master trainers of TEVTA and they will further provide training to students at 150 different institutes of the authority’s institutes located across Punjab. NAB organises declamation contest A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed very soon by officials of both organisations in the presence of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. The chairman said IT is a basic need of everyone in today’s era, therefore, the chief minister has converted the system of all government departments on the computer. Published in The Express Tribune, December 10th, 2017.Lahore

Poor performance: 277 teachers summoned under PEEDA Act

Punjab study - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 14:23
LAHORE:December 10:As many as 277 headmasters, headmistresses and principals of public schools of Punjab have been called in to defend themselves against charges of poor performance. Their cases will be processed under the Punjab Employees Efficiency, Discipline and Accountability Act (PEEDA) 2006. According to two separate lists of accused, the schoolteachers charged under the PEEDA Act have been asked to present their written defence, along with the record in support of their stance in a hearing to be held on Monday in Lahore. The teachers will be tried under the Act on the basis that students of their schools performed poorly. According to the lists, sent to the accused as well as the District Education Authorities (DEAs) Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), a total of 183 headmasters and headmistresses in grades 17 and 18 were charged under the Act. At the same time, a total of 94 principals in grades 19 and 20 are also charged. The CEOs of the relevant DEAs have been asked to furnish a comprehensive report to the department. The proceedings were initiated last year in which teachers were accused of inefficiency and misconduct, while also showing poor performance during their tenures. The Punjab School Education Department (SED) created the lists of poor performing teachers along with their cumulative average scores. When contacted, SED Secretary Dr Allah Baksh Malik said that these were only a few teachers among the thousands employed in the province. He said that the action against them was being taken because of poor performance. He added that they were being called in for the hearing so that the department could ascertain the reasons behind the dismal showing. As far as punishments were concerned, he said that an inquiry officer would determine the punishments for the teachers. Punjab Teachers’ Union (PTU) General Secretary Rana Liaqat said that these charges were years old and the teachers were now being dragged through these proceedings unnecessarily. “Some of these teachers had retired and now their pensions were stopped,” “The department, by law, has to complete these proceedings within 90 days. However, after three years the department is yet to finish these proceeding. Now after years, when the department itself is unable to complete the process, how can they expect teachers to give good results without the necessary facilities?” Published in The Express Tribune, December 10th, 2017.Lahore

Punjab seals 13 school canteens

Punjab study - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 14:22
Rawalpindi:December 10: Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Thursday sealed 13 schools canteens for selling carbonated cola drinks during a special drive to ensure safe and healthy food to children in schools. Additional Director General (Operations) Rafia Haider informed that PFA’s teams visited 589 public and private schools during whole day activity in Punjab. PFA teams served improvement notices to 314 canteens and imposed fine on 12 school canteens for not conforming to PFA instruction. The food safety teams sealed three canteens in Rawalpindi, two in Gujranwala, three in Jhang, two in Multan city and one each in Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan and Laya district.The news.Rawalpindi

Late photojournalist Azhar Jafri honoured

Punjab study - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 14:21
LAHORE:December 10: The Pride of Performance and legendary photojournalist Azhar Jafri was honoured by the journalist fraternity on Saturday by naming the lobby of the Lahore Press Club after him. A ceremony was held in this regard in which veteran journalists and human rights activists participated. Azhar Jafri’s son Aun Jafri was also present. Talking about the contribution of the veteran photojournalist, the speakers said that he had captured sociopolitical history of Pakistan in the most vivid fashion. They talked about his courage at the most dangerous times for journalism in Pakistan during dictatorships, his commitment to his purpose and his drive to capture the truth for the generations to come. They said that Azhar Jafri did not just excel in his profession himself, but played a vital role in training the young photojournalists and hence has left a legacy behind him. They said that Azhar Jafri will always live with his captured photographs of crucial struggles of society for democracy and human rights.The news.Lahore

Punjab University students win

Punjab study - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 14:20
LAHORE:December 10: Punjab University students have clinched team trophy and four gold medals in All Pakistan Music Conference held at Open Air Theatre, Jinnah Bagh. PU College of Art & Design (CAD) student Ghufran Chishti, Muhammad Awais from Department of English, Zaroon from Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology and Nazar Abbas from Department of Psychology participated in the event. Besides this, the students from Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) Ali Jan and Shahid Ali clinched first position in Battle of Bands Eastern Music and Cultural Dance held at a private university in Lahore. PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir congratulated them on their extraordinary achievement. Meanwhile, PU Library organised a special lecture on effective communication skills and customers services. Corporate sector speaker Usman Ali Khan, Chief Librarian Dr Muhammad Haroon Usmani, Director Career Counselling and Placement Centre Dr Abdul Qayyum Chaudhry, other saffers and students were present.The news. LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Sanaullah for ‘law course’ instead of mere discourse

Punjab study - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 12:40
Lahore:December 9:Punjab Law Minister, Rana Sanaullah, has come up again with his typical energetic style to reinforce clarity in the minds of media seniors on tricky issues and controversies by putting himself in the (media) dock in a non-traditional style. This iconoclastic style is evident from Rana Sanaullah’s all-time preparedness with which he has been able to quench every curiosity by answering every possible question in the minds of the people represented through their unelected representatives i.e the media persons. Almost every question was asked and no one showed any uncalled for leniency towards Sana as against the perception spread by certain quarters that those attending such discussions have a pre-determined soft corner for the politicians in power, in Punjab, specifically.. The composure of one of the important ministers of the province indicated as if Sana was ready for this ‘mass inquisition as he was seen well prepared, finally succeeding in satisfying every questioner present at his interaction at 90, Shahrahe Quaide Azam, Lahore, the title held by Punjab Chief Minister Office since many years. In all, the central idea of this interaction was most probably to satisfy the public that no government, democratic or non-democratic could afford to play with fire intentionally or contribute towards the killings of citizens since the resultant situation always means disaster for the government of the day at the first instance and for the rest of the country at the second instance. The message thus conveyed was that no one in the Punjab administration’s higher echelons meaning thereby the political echelons had any designs in their minds to kill innocent people affiliated with Minhajul Quran or Dr Tahirul Qadri’s Pakistan Awami Tehreek. Now the question arises can anybody find out the reason as to why the government of Mian Shehbaz Sharif in Punjab or Law Minister Rana Sanaullah could have passed orders for the killing of PAT supporters when the administration’s operation in Model Town was aimed only at the removal of road barriers built by PAT people about which the courts had also been moved by the citizens of the locality for relief (from these barricades)? If this question of Rana Sanaullah is posed to people having experience and study of different eras of governance and governments in the country, whether they belong to politics, other national institutions or even media, they won’t be able to answer this question so confidently the way it has been answered by the minister with a logical approach that seems to be built on facts (facts should henceforth be taken for those facts that can be proved on the basis of solid evidence in a court of law otherwise things won’t reach any logical conclusion). The Law Minister has cleared the confusion about the government appeal and delay in the issuance of Baqar Najfi report. There has been no delay at all. This was quite a stunning disclosure in the ‘gossip perspective’. So far, for the last about three years, the gossip had it (almost everyone with little or more knowledge, believed it) that the Punjab government was deliberately delaying the report public. Accompanied with this gossip was another gossip that there was solid incriminating evidence present in the Najfi report that was dissuading the government from making it public. But, now after the lapse of about three years, the surprise bubble has burst like anything in one go. This in itself suffices to give benefit of doubt to Shehbaz government, as is being claimed, by inference, by Rana Sana and by the vocal lobby within PML-N. Answering some other very relevant questions, the Law Minister has laid emphasis on another important point that some kind of panicky situation led to knee-jerk reactions or killings without anyone in the government or higher ranks having any such intentions at all but “the process of law is going ahead in the courts of law on the basis of JIT investigations that also included a representative of MI. The JIT was headed by a police officer from outside the Punjab province in line with the demand made by PAT leadership. PAT leadership also opted for private complaint as a top priority instead of the routine trials on the basis of FIRs”. Answering another crucial question whether some compromise could materialize, Rana Sana said he himself went to the house of one of PAT leaders and double compensation money or’Deyat’ was also agreed upon for payment to the victims’ survivors but, unfortunately, the demand came that the compensation money should be given to the leadership instead of being given to the survivors. The utterances of Rana Sanaullah certainly appear to have been made by him in his own defence or in the defence of PML-N government of Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in Punjab but this whole matter must not be seen in this perspective. Things should, instead, be seen and evaluated on the yardsticks which are in force for decades in the country’s legal system and they are more than sufficient yardsticks to adjudge the things fairly. Take for example a vital issue that deals with Najfi report. It has been ruled by the learned judges that the contents of this report should not be used as evidence in a court of trial. How can this non-evidentiary value of Najfi report be ignored in the handling of this entire matter? The sum total of all these discussions is that the courts of the country are still performing exactly in accordance with the set procedures as laid down in the legal/penal and procedure codes as well as law of evidence. Let the law take its course. As such, mere discourse should be replaced with the ‘law course’. Only in this manner, the victims of this human tragedy can get justice on a sure footing. The interaction with the minister has revealed certain things which are eye-openers.The news.Lahore

Punjab University to pay homage to Prof Muhammad Afzal Chaudhry

Punjab study - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 12:37
LAHORE:December 9: Punjab University’s Department of Social Work organised a reference to pay homage to the services of the late Prof Dr Muhammad Afzal Chaudhry, former chairman of the department. According to a press release Dr Chaudhry, who passed away recently, served the PU for more than 35 years. Department of Social Work Chairman Dr Zahid Javed, Social Welfare Director General Waheed, Assistant Professor Sonia Omer, faculty members and students were present at the ceremony. The participants paid reached tribute to the services of Prof Chaudhry and offered Fateha for the departed soul. Meanwhile, PU Hailey College of Commerce organised a seminar “Role of Maqasid-Al-Shariah in Islamic Finance.” Noted scholar Dr Talat Hussain was the keynote speaker on the occasion.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Iqbal’s ideology lauded in punjab University

Punjab study - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 12:36
LAHORE:December 9: Punjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir has said there is a need to follow Allama Iqbal’s ideology for bringing about change in the country. He was addressing a seminar on Allama Iqbal held on the 147th foundation day of PU Oriental College at Old Campus on Friday. Allama Iqbal’s grandson Muneeb Iqbal, PU Faculty of Oriental Learning Dean Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar, Imam Khumeni University, Iran, Pro-Vice Chancellor Hameed Tahiri, Istanbul University’s Dr Khalil Toqar, Oriental College Principal Prof Dr Fakhrul Haq Noori and a large number of students were also present. Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir said Iqbal had called the youth “Shaheen.” Pakistani youth must work together for progress the country, he added. He said, "It is our pride that Allama Iqbal joined PU Oriental College." Muneeb Iqbal said the three most important contributions of Allama Iqbal to the creation of Pakistan were the motivation of the Muslims of the subcontinent through his poetry, presentation of the concept of Two-Nation theory and bringing Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah back to fight for Muslims’ rights. He said there was a dire need to understand the message given by Allama Iqbal. He clarified that the audio circulating on social media these days with a note that a poem was being recited by Allama Muhammad Iqbal was fake as Allama Iqbal never recorded any piece of his poetry. Hameed Tahiri said Allama Iqbal was a great poet. Iqbal was not only a philosopher but also sociologist, he added. Dr Khalil Toqar said, "Allama Iqbal is much popular in Turkey too and we benefit from the ideology of Allama Iqbal." He said Turkish people respected Pakistani nation the most as Pakistan had stood by Turkey in difficult times. He said, "We consider Allama Iqbal our own poet." He said Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan cited the poetry of Allama Iqbal in his speeches. Earlier, PU VC Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir cut a cake to celebrate the 147th foundation day of Oriental College.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Lahore University of Management won National Medal of Innovation

Punjab study - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 12:35
LAHORE:December 9:Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has won the National Medal of Innovation in the Most Innovative University category at National Innovation Awards for developing an innovative model for university-based incubation exemplified by LUMS Centre for Entrepreneurship, now called National Incubation Centre, Lahore. According to a press release, Pakistan Innovation Forum is the Pakistan’s first forum that is dedicated to promote and celebrate innovation within corporate Pakistan and the broader Pakistani society. The forum is now in its fourth year. This year, it brought together some of the leading policymakers, opinion leaders, investors, innovators and entrepreneurs to shape the narrative around innovation in Pakistan.The news.LahoreUniversity in Lahore

Information Technology University starts admissions

Punjab study - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 12:33
LAHORE:December 9: Information Technology University (ITU) has opened its online admission portal for undergraduate programmes starting in Fall 2018 and the graduate Executive MBA in Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (EMBITE) starting in Spring 2018. According to the ITU spokesperson, the deadline for submission of online undergraduate applications, for this cycle, is February 3, 2018, and the admission tests for eligible students are scheduled for February 17, 2018. For the EMBITE programme, online admissions are open till December 31, 2017. Admission interviews and decisions will be processed in January 2018 and classes will commence on February 10, 2018. The undergraduate programmes include BS Economics with Data Science, BS Management and Technology, BS Computer Science and BS Electrical Engineering. The graduate degree, Executive MBA in Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (EMBITE), provides skills and knowledge to those who are interested in starting a new business or those who are interesting in growing their businesses, said the spokesperson.The news. LahoreUniversity in Lahore

Aalmi Urdu Conference is celebrating 10th glorious year of Urdu

Punjab study - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 12:31
Lahore:December 9:The foundation of the International Urdu Conference (Aalmi Urdu Conference) is celebrating the 10th glorious year of Urdu literature, poetry, prose and plays at the Arts Council of Pakistan. The conference gives the people of Karachi an opportunity to be a part of amazing activities and events that are designed to celebrate our national language. The conference will be attended by renowned names of Urdu literature. The five-day event opens at 3pm from Thursday, Dec 21 and continues until Dec 25. Call 0300 0802391 for more information. One Source, Many Forms Koel Gallery is hosting an exhibition titled “One Source, Many Forms” featuring works by Dr. Susana Marín. Dr.Marín is a researcher of Pahari painting. Her long-life interest in Sub-Continent art and culture, particularly in the 18th century Guler and Kangra idioms of Pahari painting, brought her into contact with the few remaining practitioners of this art form living in the Punjab Hills. The exhibition opens at 5pm on Tuesday, Dec 12 and continues till Dec 23. Call 021-35831292 for more information.The news. Spirit of Visual Sanat Inititative is hosting a show titled “Spirit of Visual” featuring works by Sajjad Ahmed. Ahmed’s works addresses a diverse extent of concerns revolving around relationships between representation & abstraction, globalisation and existentialism. His subjects accompany a strong formal visual language. The show opens on Tuesday, Dec 12 and continues until Dec 21 at 5pm daily. Call 0300-8208108 for more information.The news.Lahore

China team visits Arid Agriculture University

Punjab study - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:07
Rawalpindi:December 5: A six members delegation from Guizhou Academy of Sciences, China headed by Prof. Zhang Hongjiang visited Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) to see the potential for development of mountainous agriculture, situation of economic crop cultivation in Pakistan, sharing information regarding agricultural products & crop pest control and to explore the further possibilities to exchange technical knowledge and establish a mutual working relationship between both the institutions. The delegation met with PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Sarwat Naz Mirza and Deans of various faculties and concerned institutions /directorates. The delegation discussed the areas of mutual interest in various disciplines to collaborate in future. Dr. Sarwat Naz Mirza briefed about university’s mission, functions, programmes and also shared various achievements and initiatives and also apprised on the completed, ongoing and proposed academic and research projects with the delegation. He hoped for the research and academic collaboration in the areas of high efficiency irrigation system, mountain agriculture, technological advancements, testing and analysis for development of products and services and for the exchange of faculty members, students and other joint research activities.The news.RawalpindiUniversity in rawalpindiAgriculture University Rawalpindi

24 varsities prepare action plans for peace

Punjab study - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:06
LAHORE:December 5: In order to promote peace, tolerance and harmony at university campuses, 24 leading public sector universities of the Punjab have prepared concrete action plans at regional and university levels. Under the joint venture of University of Education and Punjab Higher Education Commission, these plans were prepared by the Director Student Affairs (DSAs) who are considered the direct points of contact to deal various issues being faced by the universities’ students, reads a press release. According to the three regional plans (Central, North and Southern) based on detailed group deliberations by the DSAs, the universities have agreed to undertake collaborative efforts through organising inter-university cultural, sports, literary, co-curricular competitions and festivals among the university students, strengthening student societies, organising workshops for students to provide them proper perspectives for the promotion of peace, tolerance and conflict resolution, provision of various facilities such counseling through students service centers, organising seminars, peace walks , social media summit, training of office-bearers of all societies of the region on structure, functions and resources, open mind student forum for general students, appointment of peace proctors at departmental level. They have also agreed to avail one another’s experiences and expertise aimed at safe, peaceful and tolerant university campuses. In this regard, regional forums of the universities would be established. The DSAs also suggested to the Punjab government to allocate a sum of Rs 500 per student in order to engage the enrolled university students in various extra-curricular and healthy activities in meaningful way. The participants were unanimous of the view that strengthening of directorate of student affairs would be quite helpful in addressing the issues of violence and extremism at the university campuses. Appreciating action plans prepared by the public sector universities, Syed Raza Ali Gillani, Punjab Minister for Higher Education, and Prof Dr Muhammad Nizamuddin, Chairperson Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC), assured their utmost cooperation in effective implementation of the plans. Dr Rauf-i-Azam, Vice Chancellor University of Education Lahore, hoped these action plans would prove a great steps towards promoting peace, tolerance, co-existence and harmony at the university campuses.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Punjab University date sheet

Punjab study - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:05
Lahore:December 5:The Punjab University (PU) on Monday issued date sheet of different exams. According to details, Annual Examination 2017 of MBA (3.5 year programme) Part-I, II and III, BS-Computer Science first, second, third and fourth year, MSc IT first and second year and M.Com (3.5 year programme) Part-I and II.The news. LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Punjab University Dean Faculty Honoured

Punjab study - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:04
Lahore:December 5:Punjab University Dean Faculty of Life Sciences and former registrar Prof Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan was awarded ‘YKSUG Visiting Professor Fellowship’ by Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Belarus. According to the Ministry of Education, Republic of Belarus, ‘YKSUG Visiting Professor Fellowship’ is awarded to help improve bilateral academic linkages and research collaborations between Belarusian and Pakistani universities.The news. LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Government College University Faisalabad to hold 8th annual convocation

Punjab study - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 15:08
FAISALABAD:03 December:Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) will organise its 8th annual convocation at new campus on December 13. A spokesman of the university said here on Saturday that Punjab governor and GCUF chancellor would grace the occasion as chief guest, whereas GCUF vice chancellor would preside over the event for which all arraignments were being finalised. He said during convocation degrees and medals would be conferred to graduates passed out during sessions 2011-2016, 2012-2016, 2013-2016, 2014-2016, 2015-2016 and PhD scholars of 2016, 2017 sessions.Published in The Express Tribune, December 3rd, 2017.FaisalabadUniversity in FaisalabadGC University Faisalabad

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