Lahore:January 12: Albayrak Waste Management arranged a one-day seminar on solid waste management in Government College for Women, Shalamar Town here on Wednesday.
Officials said the seminar aimed to raise awareness about modern cleaning system, proper waste management, waste-free environment and citizens’ role in maintaining cleanliness. Special documentaries on Albayrak services were presented.
Addressing the seminar, MPA Chaudhry Shahbaz lauded the efforts of Albayrak and said that waste management was a challenging task; however, the company’s efforts to maintain the cleanliness in city were commendable. Albayrak General Manager Operations Osman Nuri expressed his determination to improve cleanliness situation in China Scheme. At the end of the seminar, waste-bins were installed in the college.
The communication team of Albayrak set up an awareness camp in the college and distributed awareness literature and pamphlets among the students. MPA Chaudhry Shahbaz, Director PHA and UC Chairman Faiz Rasul were guests in the seminar.The news.
Lahore:January 12: The Punjab government is promoting higher education sector according to the needs and requirements of international standard.
Punjab Higher Education Minister Syed Raza Ali Gillani said this while addressing Science Exhibition, 2017 at Queen Mary College on Wednesday. Highlighting the importance of higher education in the overall national development process, he said higher education institutions conspicuously strengthened the agenda of national development and prosperity by developing students as talented youth-leaders to handle the national affairs in their practical life.
Higher education improves an individual's quality of life. It is also a critical component of human development, worldwide. In fact, education empowers them to grow as confident and forward-looking leaders, the minister said.
The Punjab government is promoting higher education by providing sufficient funds to encourage research and innovation related activities, he added.
The minister said women being half of the total population are very pivotal in national development. The science projects displayed in this exhibition shows that our girl students have rich talents which should be fully exploited, the minister said and hoped promotion of co-curricular activities including holding of such exhibitions will strengthen students with enhanced intellectual ken and future-vision to prosper in life.
The minister visited different stalls and appreciated the high-talent of the students who designed useful projects covering various spheres of life.
Earlier, Principal of Queen Mary College Dr Irfana Maryam gave a detailed presentation to the minister about the educational activities and performance of the college. Later, the minister distributed prizes among the students showing good performance in the exhibition.
Waste management: To ensure implementation of Hospital Waste Management Rules 2014, a team of Environment Department inspected Ganga Ram Hospital on Wednesday. Officials said the team directed the hospital management to install AC/chiller in the cold room and ensure safe transportation of risk waste up to the incinerator.
They also directed the management to improve cleanliness arrangements along with placement of yellow baskets in the wards as per rule for proper segregation of risk waste. Environment Department Director Nasimur Rehman said that the campaign to ensure implementation of hospital waste management rules had been started across the province on the directions of the EPD provincial secretary.The news.
Lahore:January 12: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Wednesday hailed the decision of Prime Minister to give buses to the educational institutes of federal capital under the PM Education Reforms Programme and termed it a great favour to the students who were future of Pakistan.The news.
Lahore:January 12: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir has said that the university would adopt the latest examination management system according to the needs of modern age.
He said this during his visit to the Department of Examinations.
Controller of Examinations Prof Dr Shahid Munir Dr Shahid Munir briefed the VC on strategic vision of the Examinations Department. Dr Zafar Mueen assured that the hardware and all financial support would be provided for the Punjab University Examination Management Information System (PUEMIS) .
Dr Zafar Mueen shared his vision to transform the cramming-based exam system into conceptual and knowledge-based application examination.
He instructed the officials concerned to expedite the paper work of new PC-I for the construction of new state-of-the-art examination halls, university auditoriums and allied services.
The VC showed his keen interest in finalising the PC-I within a month so that it could be presented before the CDWP in HEC to be added in the budget of fiscal year 2017-18. During his visit, the VC especially focused on the timely and rational payments to the staff, quality of work and cleanliness of the offices and public places. He said that good environment resulted in more enthusiasm and productivity.
The VC said that a modern and efficient examination system that could satisfy the needs of students was his priority and he would keep on patronising the examination department to raise the university standard. Earlier, Prof Dr Shahid Munir briefed the VC that the PUEMIS would have salient features, enabling the candidates to submit their admission forms, rechecking forms, subject or centre change form, degree forms and degree verification forms thorough online access. Moreover, he said, in the new system, a reliable and secure award management mechanism would ensure in time and error-free result preparation. New system will be flexible enough to accommodate all existing and future examinations. Moreover, colleges will be able to submit their affiliation requests through online access. All affiliated institutions will also be provided with the secure logins on website.
The system will automatically print the due fee and candidate’s particulars as per schedule notified by the university. Candidates will be able to print out their roll number slips and centre information from the website. Same can also be obtained by sending SMS on university’s unique number. The system will help in management of centre material, including questions papers and answer sheets, according to already entered data through admission forms.
In the new system, all the data of supervisory staff will be entered against their valid CNIC numbers to develop a pool of staff for appointment in various examinations based on their qualifications. The system will update the performance analysis of the staff duty history. The supervisory staff will also be given web interface to check their place of appointment for duty. Same can be retrieved through SMS using the university unique number.
In the same way, a pool of examiners will also be built to assist various bodies of the university. This information will also be communicated through SMS. Candidate will be able to apply for degree issuance and degree verification through both conventional and online methods.The news.
GUJRANWALA: 11 January:Two students of the Ismat Girls College, Dhansir Paeen, were injured seriously on Tuesday in a cracker blast in the classroom.
The students were present in the class when some unidentified people threw a gift pack there. Being curious, when the students opened it, the package exploded with a bang leaving first year students Javeria and Oniba injured.
Parents rushed to the college to see their daughters.
Soon, police and Rescue 1122 personnel arrived at the scene. The injured were shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital.
Police found no clue to the suspects in the locality.
The Counter-Terrorism Department and police are investigating into the matter.
CASE: Severe torture by a seminary teacher has left a minor student injured in Whando.
Police registered a case against the teacher.
Ali Hasan, 10, was beaten by Qari Sanaullah for not learning the lesson on Saturday (Jan 7).
According to police, the teacher locked him in a room for two days and poured cold water on him.
Published in Dawn, January 11th, 2017
Lahore:January 11:Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir has said that he would focus on provision of quality education to the students and transform the university into internationally-recognised university, bringing it among the top 500 universities of the world.
He was addressing a meeting of all deans, principals, directors, chairpersons and heads of departments at Al Raazi Hall here on Tuesday.
Dr Zafar Mueen said the institutions must have directions. "We would develop a comprehensive system keeping in view the needs of the future," he said. He claimed to ensure merit and transparency at all levels. He said that the quality enhancement cell would be strengthened. Earlier, Dr Zafar presented his vision and policy guidelines to boost standard of the university in detail. The participants appreciated his vision and vowed to work for the betterment of the university.The news.
Rawalpindi:January10:The main hall of Government Gordon College Library has been named after late Professor Sajjad Ahmed Shaikh, the former vice principal, a legendary teacher and a scholar of English, Urdu and Punjabi literatures, says a press release.
In a ceremony held in the college library under the auspices of ‘Sajjad Shaikh Literary and Cultural Forum’, the widow of Professor Sajjad Shaikh formally launched ‘Sajjad Shaikh Reading Hall.’
Mrs. Shaikh thanked the college administration for honouring the services of a true scholar and a dedicated teacher ‘who gave his heart and soul to the profession of teaching and to Gordon College.’The news.
Islamabad:January10:Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) on Monday declared final results of PTC Programme for the Semester Spring 2016 and placed at the University’s Website.
Intimation cards have been sent to all the concerned students at their postal address said a news release issued here.
Result of B.Ed programmes will be announced within a week while results of Matriculation FA and BA programs would also be announced by the end of this month.
Rests of ATTC and CT Programmes have already been declared.
The Controller of Examinations said the process of results declaration and issuance of certificate degree to the students had been expedited as per instructions of Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui.
AIOU has recently introduced an online tracking system for facilitation of students to check status of their degrees and certificates.
The status of the applications submitted by students for provisional result cards and degrees could now be checked through the newly installed website (dts.aiou.edu.pk).
The applications received from the students are immediately acknowledged through the text message and email given by the students.
The new IT based mechanism was developed in order to minimize the coordination and communication gap among the applicants and examination department.
In the past the objections raised by department on the students applications were only communicated through post but there was no online tracking of those objections.
According to the official the new system is time and cost effective expediting
the whole process of issuing PCs and degrees to the students.
The AIOU has recently introduced a number of initiatives to bring about qualitative improvement in the entire admission examination and delivery system under the policy guideline given by the Vice Chancellor.The news.
Lahore:January10:Minister for Livestock & Dairy Development Department Punjab Asif Saeed Manais has desired for establishing more sub-campuses and para-veterinary schools of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore in remote areas. He also called for enhancing liaison between the UVAS and the Livestock and Dairy Development Department.
According to a press release issued here, the minister paid a visit to the UVAS on Monday and held a meeting with Vice-Chancellor Meritorious Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, deans of faculties, senior faculty members and administrative officers of the university. The minister lauded the progress made by the UVAS in a short period of time and assured all-out support to the university in its endeavours for the benefit of poor farming community.
He also sought UVAS support in shape of knowledge economy for making effective policies for the betterment of poor farmers, consequently contributing to the development of livestock sector.
Earlier, the VC briefed the minister on UVAS history, campuses, labs, academic, research and development projects, clinical services, various farmers and butchers training programmes and national and international collaborations. He said that university was working very closely with the livestock and poultry industry and playing an active role for the development of livestock sector. He also talked about the unfounded misconceptions in the mind of general public about the poultry meat which, he said, was very nutritious and a healthy food. He said that UVAS was providing full support to the industry in meat supply chain to ensure safe and quality meat reaching the consumers.
Later, the minister along with the vice-chancellor visited various departments and laboratories of UVAS. Asif Saeed Manais also planted a sapling in front of the UVAS Business School.The news.
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