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PU Hailey College dinner to greet newly enrolled students of MBA

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:38
LAHORE:April 18: Punjab University (PU) Hailey College of Banking & Finance (HCBF) organised a dinner to greet the newly enrolled students of MBA (evening programme). Pnjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zakria Zakar, HCBF Principal Prof Dr Mubashir Munawar Khan, faculty members and students were present on the occasion. Dr Zakria said academic excellence could be achieved through enhanced research activities. He highlighted the potential of research in the fields of business, banking, insurance and risk management. He hoped inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research might pave the way for the development of new strategies for risk management. Dr Mubashir advised the students to utilise available resources for enhancing their learning and keeping themselves abreast of latest developments. He highlighted the success of on-campus recruitment drives undertaken with the support of leading banks, financial institutions and insurance companies. Bashir Ahmad Buksh advised the students to develop entrepreneurial skills in order to enter in trade and business. The students of the outgoing batch also shared their experiences with the newly admitted students. Meanwhile, PU Institute of Agricultural Sciences Director Professor Dr Muhammad Saleem Haider and National Agriculture Education Accreditation Council Secretary Naseer Alam Khan called upon PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zakria Zakar on Tuesday. The meeting discussed accreditation of the discipline of entomology, the newly started programme at Institute of Agricultural Science. Naseer lauded IAGS efforts for its contribution to uplifting agricultural sector.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Punjab University demanded reinstatement of teacher Dr Ammar Ali Jan

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:37
LAHORE:April 18: Students from Punjab University (PU) Institute of Social & Cultural Studies (ISCS) on Tuesday held a demonstration at New Campus and demanded reinstatement of their teacher Dr Ammar Ali Jan. Reportedly, the faculty member was fired by the PU administration a couple of days back for allegedly instigating the university students vis-à-vis recent political and social developments in the country. Academic circles see the abrupt removal of Dr Jan in the backdrop of these developments. However, a PU official said Dr Ammar was not terminated from the service rather his letter of appointment, which he had not signed yet, was withdrawn.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Pakistan Dental Council officially announced schedule for NEB exam

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:47
LAHORE:April 17:The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) has officially announced the schedule for NEB examination for the year 2018. The plan which was announced for the first time in the PM&DC history aimed at facilitating foreign graduates in order to save their precious time. The PM&DC NEB examination will be held under the supervision of National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS). According to a press release issued here Monday, as per the details of the schedule, the 1st examination of 2018, step II for medical and dental graduates will be held on 13th May, 2018 comprising of clinical subjects and step III will be on 30th June, 1st July, 7th July and 8th July, 2018, and will be based on OSCE/VIVA exam. It is pertinent to mention that the registration for examination (Step-I) for foreign medical graduates was held on 15th April (Sunday), at Islamabad Pak-China Friendship Centre and Army Medical College Rawalpindi in collaboration with National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) in which 3,128 candidates appeared in the examination out of them 1,000 appeared in the exam in Army Medical College and 2,128 at Pak-China Centre, Islamabad. The examination was held successfully. Parents and students expressed their full satisfaction with holding of successful exam and expressed the hope that PM&DC would continue serving the medical graduates. Despite huge number of students, the exam was held in a very disciplined and organised manner. All types of security measures were taken with strict care. In order to ensure transparency and fairness in the examination the PM&DC Ad hoc Council members also visited examination centres. PM&DC Ad hoc Council expressed satisfaction with the arrangements at the time of visit made by National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) for holding the examination successfully. The step I of the 2nd phase of NEB examination for medical dental graduates will be held on 25th November, 2018, based on basic subjects. The step II NEB examination will be based on clinical subjects and will be held on 23rd December, 2018. Simultaneously, the step III will be based on OSCE/VIVA and will be held on 19th January, 20th January, 26th January & 27th January, 2019.The news.LahoreMedical College in LahoreLahore Medical & Dental College Lahore

Ban on Kabaddi activities in educational institutions

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:46
LAHORE:April 17: Following tragic death of a 6th grade student while playing Kabaddi in a public school in district Khanewal the other day, School Education Department (SED) Punjab on Monday banned Kabaddi in educational institutions across the province. A notification “Ban on Kabaddi activities during recess time in educational institutions” was issued on 16 April in this regard. The notification reads, “During recess time, all such activities and games which may cause serious incident are totally banned. Recess incharge should keep an eye during recess time to avoid such incident in future.” Bilal, a sixth grade student at Government High School Mian Channu, Khanewal, died while playing Thappar Kabaddi (face-slapping) on 14 April.The news.Lahore

RIS Schools laid foundation for a new campus in Wah Cantt

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:55
Rawalpindi:16 April: Continuing its historical legacy since past three decades, Roots International Schools (RIS) laid foundation for a new campus in Kohistan Enclave Wah Cantonment, says a press release. The new building will cover a total of 150,000 sq. feet and will include state-of-the-art classrooms, libraries, Playgrounds, gymnasium, swimming pool, an outdoor football ground, a dedicated visitor centre, an auditorium and technologically advanced science labs . The ceremony was attended by parents and students from RIS campuses across the twin cities and the vicinity of Wah Cantt. The attendees were mesmerized by beautiful and thought provoking performances by the students. Ambassador of Portugal Joao Sabido Costa and Ambassador of Tunisia Adel Elarbi along with Madame Lana were present as chief guests. The dignitaries appreciated young Montessori graduates and wished them good luck for their future endeavours. In his address to the Parents and little graduates, CEO RIS Walid Mushtaq stressed upon the dire need of innovation in the teaching and capacity building that Roots is incorporating. He elucidated that the nonconventional ways of teaching using modern technologies can go a long way for the future of the children of Pakistan.The news.Rawalpindi

Raheel Sharif attend annual dinner of Old Ravians Union

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:29
LAHORE:16 April: Former Chief of Army Staff Gen (Retd) Raheel Sharif has donated Rs 2 million to Government College University’s Endowment Fund Trust (GCU-EFT) from which the university will initiate two perpetual golden scholarships financially-challenged students. He was attending annual dinner of the Old Ravians Union (ORU as the chief guest at the university's Oval Ground. Speaking on the occasion, Raheel Sharif said this visit to his alma mater had filled him with nostalgia of student life. “It has been the most memorable days. I strongly miss the maroon blazer, my motorbike and all the flavors of a Ravian life, especially the respect we get as a student of this prestigious institution,” he added. He said his association with Government College Lahore went back to 1964 when his sister completed masters from here and he came here to attend her degree awarding ceremony. “My two brothers Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed (Nishan-e-Haider) and Captain Mumtaz Sharif studied form this great institution,” he added. The former army chief paid glowing tribute to his professors for inculcating in him the values and spirit to fight various challenges in life with dignity and honor. “I am proud to be a Ravian,” he added. He said that he was one call away whenever his alma mater needed him. He also gave shields to the members ORU Executive Committee. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah reiterated that Old Ravians were their real strength who always helped them in advancing the university’s vision and mission. He added the university's Endowment Fund Trust, established from their support, had swelled to Rs 360 million supporting the education of more than 600 current Ravians every year from its profit/interest. The VC said a university required multibillion rupees investment for new buildings, laboratories, classrooms, equipment etc, so therefore it was essential that both the government funding and fundraising by Old Ravians Union must continue. ORU President Kazi Afaq Hossain and others also spoke on the occasion. Punjab Minister for Higher Education Syed Raza Ali Gillani and large number of Old Ravians from across the country attended the reunion with their families.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreGC University Lahore

inaugural ceremony for education and vocational training of Pakistan

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:28
LAHORE:16 April: A revolutionary step has been taken for the empowerment of transgender community as the inaugural ceremony took place for the education and vocational training of Pakistan's transgender community at Alhamra cultural complex. A big crowd participated in the ceremony. Transgenders performed different plays and people cheered for them. Named The Gender Guardian, the school offers a full 12 years of academic education from the primary level to matriculation and then leading up to college. The school will also impart technical education, such as fashion designing, beautician and hair-styling courses, graphic designing, computer and mobile repairing, among others. Vocational training is a very important part of education and is certainly an idea which needs to be implemented in mainstream schooling in Pakistan. This will shift our focus from certain narrow career paths and will open windows of opportunities for those looking to go beyond the oft chosen professions in Pakistan. Asif Shahzad, the school's founder, told The News that the school has been built by an NGO and after the Lahore branch two more such schools will be established in Islamabad and Karachi. He told The News, “I am graduated from LUMS and I thought that there are many schools for special persons and we encourage them to get an education so that they can become a useful part of our society but there are no specific schools for transgender, where they can learn whatever they want. So I came up with the idea and my friends are helping me in this initiative. We are collecting our pocket money to build the first branch in Lahore. He said more than 30 aspiring students from the transgender community have already registered and will be a part of the opening batch. Shahzad said the school has 15 faculty members — three of whom themselves are from the transgender community. As a result, these faculty members will be able to explain ideas to students in a better way, while also being capable of understanding their mindset which will be able to modify the pedagogical techniques to drive the institution in the required direction. A huge milestone has been achieved in granting transgender their rights in the country through Pakistan’s first ever transgender school. “The transgender population has always been discriminated against. The basic discrimination begins when we take them out of our schools and rid them of their basic right to education,” he said. It is going to be a task to materialise this project and ensure its smooth functioning. This is a huge step for Pakistan as a country and if this project succeeds, it will certainly show that a great deal can be expected from the people of this country. There was a music concert at the ending of the ceremony and everybody gave their best wishes to the organisers.The news.LahoreColleges in Lahore

Fatima Jinnah Women University arranged entrepreneurship fair

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 11:26
Rawalpindi:14 April: Continuing the previous year’s tradition of organisation of successful Women Entrepreneurship Fair, this year, once again, Office of Research Innovation & Commercialisation (ORIC) at Fatima Jinnah Women University arranged the entrepreneurship fair from April 11 to 13, 2018. The fair was conducted to bring together aspiring and current women business owners and entrepreneurs from diverse ages, educational levels, and industries for networking and bench-marking. At the same time, it assisted to instil an entrepreneurial spirit and underscore the worth of this spirit in students, community organisations and businesses. More than 50 stalls were set up by exhibitors including, FJWU current students, alumni and established business women from twin cities. A large number of visitors including students, women and children attended this event. Display of products and services included; personality assessment, pottery, paintings, sports, photography, colour carnival, clothing, bedding jewellery, handicrafts and food items were displayed as well. The fair was held to motivate the students and young business women of twin cities for establishment of their business and how they can become successful entrepreneurs. At the occasion, FJWU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Samina Amin Qadir said that, in the coming years, students of FJWU will become job providers instead of job seekers. She emphasised that entrepreneurs can play a vital role in the development by taking moderate amount of risk, being ethical and socially responsible. She also said that entrepreneurship has its importance in corporate sector as well as social sector. No doubt, entrepreneurship is profit generating but yet responsible to give back to the society, and develop civic sense and character building characteristics, she added.The news.RawalpindiUniversity in rawalpindiFatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi

first vice-chancellors’ committee of Punjab

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 11:23
LAHORE:April 14: Vice-chancellors (VCs) of public universities of Punjab on Friday constituted the first vice-chancellors’ committee of Punjab. The committee besides deliberating upon individual matters of universities, would discuss issues related to financial, academic & administrative, quality enhancement, standardisation & internationalisation of higher education reforms and present the recommendations through Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) to the Punjab government. The meeting was chaired by Punjab Minister for Higher Education Syed Raza Ali Gillani. PHEC Chairperson Prof Dr Muhammad Nizam-ud-Din and VCs from all public universities of Punjab attended the meeting. The meeting nominated GCU Lahore Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah as head of the committee. The seven member committee comprises of vice-chancellors of GCU Lahore, University of Education Lahore, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Fatima Jinnah Women Medical University, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Govt Sadiq College for Women University Bahawalpur and Govt College University Faisalabad while Punjab Higher Education Commission would provide the secretarial support to the committee. Syed Raza Ali informed the meeting about the role of PHEC in the post-18th amendment scenario and briefed them about the various meetings and stance of the province on higher education in the Council of Common Interest (CCI).The news.LahoreUniversity in Lahore

Lahore govt schools show poor performance

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:11
LAHORE:13 April: The provincial capital of Punjab – Lahore – consistently scored in the middle and lower tier of the quarterly ranking of government schools. The ranking assesses different facilities, learning outcomes and ranks districts and divisions accordingly. The ranking is part of the Chief Minister’s School Reforms Roadmap which measures the performance of public schools in all 36 districts of the province. It is done on the basis of wide-ranging indicators. The latest ranking is for the third quarter of 2017-18 for the months of January, February and March of 2018. It looks at student and teacher attendance, monitoring visits of schools, retention of students in different grades, functioning facilities and hygiene, including toilets, as well as four different literacy indicators. The literacy indicators are based on test results of English, Urdu and Mathematics. Lahore ranked in the lower and middle tier of the ranking for most of the indicators and was only part of the higher rated districts for a few of the results. For the overall student attendance, the city was ranked 35th only ahead of Lodhran, achieving targets for a single month out of the total three. For attendance of grade kachi, Lahore again remained on 35th spot and for the attendance of grades kachi to 3, the district was graded 34th. Lahore was ranked at the top spot among all the 36 districts of the province for retention of students for grade kachi. Similarly, for retention for Kachi to grade 3, Lahore was among the top districts at second position behind Pakpattan. For administrative visits by the Assistant Education Officers (AEOs), Lahore was ranked in 22nd place, whereas the district — along with all the other districts of the province — achieved targets for all three months of the quarterly ranking. In terms of teachers’ presence, Lahore ranked a lowly 32nd place. The capital was among the top ranking districts in terms of functioning facilities and took second spot behind Chiniot. The ranking based is on the results on the functioning or availability of electricity and drinking water, functioning of toilets and boundary walls for schools. However, Lahore once again was rated lower when it came to the availability of a sufficient number of toilets. The district was ranked 26th. For school hygiene indicators, which were graded cleanliness at schools based on building, classrooms, toilets and playgrounds, Lahore was ranked at 12th spot. For the ranking based on the English test, Lahore was ranked at the 8th spot and the district grabbed the same position for the Urdu test. The math test also ranked the capital in the 8th position. However, results based on literacy and numeracy material showed Lahore had performed poorly with a rank of 25th. In the overall ranking based on all the indicators, Lahore district was ranked at the 27th position. While the Lahore division fared poorer by getting the last spot. According to the overall district ranking, district Okara ranked first, Bhakkar second, Sargodha third, Layyah fourth and Khanewal was fifth. The bottom five districts included Gujranwala at 32nd, Mianwali 33rd, Rajanpur at 34th spot, Dera Ghazi Khan in 35th and Sheikhupura at the bottom at 36th. For the ranking of divisions, Sahiwal secured top spot, Rawalpindi division took second, Sargodha was third, Multan fourth, Faisalabad fifth, Dera Ghazi Khan at sixth, Gujranwala at seventh, Bahawalpur at eighth and Lahore remained at the last and ninth place.Published in The Express Tribune, April 13th, 2018.Lahore

SLS Montessori & High School marked World Water Day

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:08
Rawalpindi:13 April: Students of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School, Satellite Town, Senior Branch marked World Water Day by holding a special program in this regard, says a press release. G.M Memon, resident director, Pak Oasis Pvt Ltd was invited as the chief guest. The program began with students welcoming the guest and the parents by performing on a welcome song. A small fact sheet was shared by some students which described the percentages of water consumption in different areas in our country. A blue and white colour theme was given to the special program and the students were dressed according to it. Highlighting the water content in different fruits and vegetables, a group of students came up on the stage holding placards and presented the information one by one. The fact that water is the one most important element serving as the basis of life on earth and should not be wasted was presented in a colourful tableau on a song ‘Ye Pani Zindagani’ (water is life). Next on the stage came a group of students holding a huge diagram of a hydro power plant which they had made themselves. The students one by one described different parts of a hydro power plant and also explained it’s working and highlighted the use of water in producing energy. Moving towards the last part of the special program some students presented a skit which highlighted several instances in our everyday life in which we waste water without even realising. The second last performance was an interesting display of ‘The Water Cycle’ through props on a very catchy and an informative song. Looking at the performers giving step wise demonstration about the cycle the students in the audience applauded loudly as they were able to revise the science concept in a very fun way. Relating the word ‘Pani’ (water) with different proverbial expressions in Urdu language a skit was performed at the end of the program which had dialogues with multiple Urdu proverbs relating to the term. Everyone enjoyed the skit and applauded in return. At the end of the program Section Head, Adeela Rehman thanked all the parents and the chief guest for coming which was followed by an appreciative note about the special programme from the chief guest. The program ended as everyone got together over a cup of tea.The news.Lahore

Punjab University Library Book Club fourth “Book Talk” programme

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:07
Lahore:April 13: Punjab University Library Book Club on Thursday organised its fourth “Book Talk” programme. The two books selected for the event were “Mr. and Mrs. Jinnah: the marriage that shook India” by Sheela Reddy and “Anarkali: a novel” by Mirza Hamid Baig in Urdu language. Punjab University Faculty of Arts and Humanities Dean Prof Dr Muhammad Iqbal Chawla, being well-known historian, narrated the sensitive issues weaved in the book on the most controversial marriage of the subcontinent and their impacts on the independence movement. A critical review on “Anarkali: a novel” was presented by Department of Urdu Prof Dr Zia-ul-Hassan while honouring the author who accompanied him on the dais. Zia narrated the plot of the book along with reading some extracts from it. He encouraged the audience to read fiction to explore their inner-selves. Mirza Hamid thanked PU Library for providing a platform to discuss books. He informed the audience that his book was based on a research and writing effort span of nearly thirty one years. Punjab University Chief Librarian Dr Muhammad Haroon Usmani expressed his gratitude for the speakers and authors to be a part of PU Library Book Club.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Students, teachers’ role in controlling drug addiction sought

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:06
LAHORE:April 13: A seminar on Awareness of Drug Addiction among youths organised by Punjab University Institute of Applied Psychology. Syed Zulfiqar Hussain Consultant, Anti-Drug/Narcotics campaign was the guest speaker. Prof Dr Farah Malik, Director Applied Psychology presided the seminar and Prof Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan, Dean Faculty of Life Sciences was the chief guest. Syed Zulfiqar Hussain said that use of drugs among youths is a burning issue in society while teachers and students can play a vital role in controlling drug addiction in surrounding areas. He said the new trends of drug addiction are increasing among students who belong to rich class; crystal ice, cocaine, heroin and different pharmaceutical drugs are easily available in the market. Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan, Dean Faculty of Life Sciences and Prof Dr Farah Malik Director Applied Psychology highlighted the drug addiction issue among youths and need of enhancing awareness in the community for its prevention. A large number of students along with faculty members attended the seminar.The news.Lahore

Teachers protest against school dept policies

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:04
LAHORE:April 13: Dozens of schoolteachers staging a demonstration here on Thursday protested against the School Education Department (SED) Punjab. United Teachers Council (UTC) had given the protest call in which dozens of schoolteachers participated and expressed their concerns over School Education Department’s policies related to contract staff, departmental inquiries, time scale and absence of service structure for Qari and Computer Lab in-charge in government schools across the province. The demonstrators carrying banners and placards gathered outside Punjab Civil Secretariat and later while chanting slogans marched towards the nearby School Education Department building. UTC leaders including its convener Tariq Mahmood, Allah Bakhsh Qaiser and others addressed the participants and demanded the provincial bureaucracy address their genuine issues. They said the schoolteachers were facing inquiries, adding the services of contract teachers were not being regularised for years. They demanded an increase in science teaching allowance, computer allowance for IT teachers and overall increase in teachers’ salaries. Later, they dispersed peacefully but warned that owing to indifferent attitude of those at the helm, schoolteachers along with students would observe a sit-in outside Punjab Civil Secretariat on April 19. ICAP moot: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) President Riaz Rehman Chamdia said that ICAP's professionals constitute a vital part of the industry staff and it is incumbent on the institute to cater to their needs and expectations. Addressing the ICAP annual CFO conference titled "Evolving Mental Models - Sustaining Competitive Edge: Reflect, Transform, Lead’" here on Thursday, he said the CFO conference over the years had become a strong platform where professionals in business and industry meet to explore solutions. Riaz Rehman Chamdia said the institute was cognizant of the obligation it carried towards the business and finance professionals. It is committed to providing a better platform for the financial leaders of the country to explore and overcome the challenges of the 21st century, he added. He said that in contemporary business environment, the role of a chief financial officer (CFO) had advanced. A panel discussion titled "Synthesising an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem" was conducted by Dr Muhammad Amjad Saqib, founder Akhuwat Foundation. The speakers shed light on the factors and actors of the ecosystem in Pakistan, and outlined the priorities that needed to be set and the strategies that needed to be pursued to nurture the culture of entrepreneurship.The news.Lahore

Seventh-grader commits suicide over scoring low marks

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:03
Lahore:April 13:A 14-year-old student of Grade 7 allegedly committed suicide reportedly after scoring low marks in his annual exams than were expected of him by his guardians. According to Shah Faisal Colony SHO Haji Ishaq, they received a report about the incident in Kohati Mohalla on Thursday morning and found the teenager, Muhammad Sheeraz, dead when they arrived. Ishaq said that Shahdad, who was Sheeraz’s adoptive father, told police that he had promised to gift the boy whatever he demanded if he passed his annual exams with flying colours. However, when the result was announced two days ago, Sheeraz scored less than what was expected of him. Shahdad said the teenager was disheartened by the result, and that when the family went to his room on Thursday morning, they found him hanging from the ceiling fan. The SHO said that Sheeraz’s body was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for a post-mortem. He further said Sheeraz’s biological father, Noor Muhammad, did not want to take legal action against Shahdad and his wife.The news.Lahore

Rawalpindi Grammar School celebration Pakistan Day

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:20
Rawalpindi:12 April: Grammar School Rawalpindi’s Chaklala branch, in its ongoing celebrations of seventy years of Pakistan, organised an event for parents and guests to show-case the presentations done at the school in 2018. Students from the junior and senior sections exhibited and through their presentations expressed that mere sloganeering would not facilitate their beloved homeland. Instead, reflection was required to create opportunities to show authentic love and patriotism by doing practical service for it. The Principal, Sadaf Shaz Janjua, in her address emphasized that to make the students well-grounded, efforts were made at school to guide them to practice balance and harmony in their lives, according to true Islamic values. Students did presentations on the environment, the global perspective of Pakistan, the national flag and our rich cultural heritage. Chief guest, Dr. Ali Ehsan, dean, Foundation University, an alumnus of the school, in his address eulogized the services GSR is committed to for facilitating young Pakistanis lives in positive ways. He said he had developed a strong value system based on what the school had passed on to him, and had achieved his successes in his life due to this grounding.The news.Rawalpindi

Punjab University BA/BSc Part-I annual exams will commence

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:19
LAHORE:April 12: Punjab University BA/BSc Part-I annual examinations 2018 will commence from April 19, for which roll number slips have been dispatched to all candidates through registered mail on their addresses. According to a press release issued here Wednesday, if any candidate has not received slip, he/she can receive the duplicate slip from BA/BSc Hall, Exams Department, New Campus with a photocopy of CNIC. seminar: Punjab University (PU) Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP) will organise a seminar on “awareness on drug abuse” on Thursday (today).The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Punjab University seminar on ‘Drug Addiction and Abuse

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 15:57
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Institute of Social and Cultural Studies (ISCS) organised a seminar on ‘Drug Addiction and Abuse: Treatment and Prevention”. Prof Dr Rubina Zakar presided over the ceremony while Drug Advisory Training Hub (DATH) Director Syed Zulfiqar Hussain and counselor for drug addicts Hamid Hashmi were the chief guests. Dr Rubina said drug addiction was a global issue. She highlighted the importance of raising awareness about it. She said there was a dire need to prevent youth from being drugs addict through engaging them in extra-curricular and productive activities.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Faisalabad University and PU will present their plays for Azadi

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 13:19
LAHORE:10 April: Ajoka Theatre is organising a three-day “Azadi Theatre Festival” at Alhamra Arts Council from today (Tuesday). This is a continuation of Ajoka’s theatre events to mark the 70th anniversary of independence. Besides Ajoka’s regular performing team, young and dynamic theatre groups, including Agriculture University Faisalabad and Punjab University’s Makhotay Theatre will present their plays revolving around the theme of freedom and human dignity. The festival will open with Ajoka’s performance of its landmark play “Chaak Chakkar”, an adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s German play “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” today (Tuesday). The play raises fundamental questions about the ownership of a nation’s wealth and resources and the true nature of justice and democracy. The play has been sponsored by the German Embassy in Pakistan. On the second day, Agriculture University Faisalabad will present a mime performance based on message of peace and religious tolerance while Punjab University’s Makhotay Theatre will present play titled "Ghulam”. The festival will conclude with a performance of Ajoka’s latest play “Charing Cross”, specially produced to mark the 70th anniversary of Pakistan. The play is a spectacular musical epic based on major political and social changes on Pakistani landscape with Lahore’s Charing Cross as a witness. Ajoka’s Executive Director Shahid Nadeem while talking about the objective behind organising the fiesta said that the Azadi Festival also marks the 34th anniversary of Ajoka’s inception. “Azadi”, has been elusive even after 70 years of independence and the promises made by the founding father have not been fulfilled. Freedom and human rights have been at the core of Ajoka’s productions over its 34th year long journey. The festival will present a fresh perspective about what “Azadi” means to Pakistan’s youth and also celebrate the contribution of art and culture to the promotion of the ideals of “Azadi”, he concluded. The festival is being organised in collaboration with the Lahore Arts Council, all plays will be presented at the Hall No 1 at 7pm. training session: Women Development Department (WDD) Provincial Secretary Bushra Aman Monday said WDD was training lady councilors at divisional level for awareness about women welfare initiatives of Punjab government. Bushra Aman was addressing the lady councilors’ training session. She said WDD would train some 3,660 women under the Annual Development Programme. Bushra said, “The training is regarding social and economic rights and ensuring gender equity and justice for women.” She urged the lady councilors to apprise the women in their respective union councils about the initiatives of the government of the Punjab for the welfare of the women.The news.FaisalabadUniversity in Faisalabad

PITB for Punjab Textbook Board will promote e-Learning

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 13:17
LAHORE:10 April: Modern techniques in the field of education through technological interventions developed by Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) for Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB) will promote e-Learning across the province. This was stated by Dr Umar Saif, PITB Chairman, while addressing the completion of training workshop of 200 teachers here on Monday. He said PITB’s e-Learn Punjab Project would accelerate the pace of modern technology use in educational institutions, which was being sponsored by the Punjab School Education Department. The successful completion of one-year training workshop on the implementation of digital content and multimedia classrooms by a significant number of teachers, subject experts, specialists, content revivers was an encouraging sign, which would establish and pave the way forward for new era of teaching in the province, he added. Around 9000 students of seven schools equipped with 200 multimedia classrooms for grade 6 to 12 in seven districts of the Punjab will benefit from the digital content of science and math subjects. The project aims to develop and implement digital interactive free textbooks in collaboration with (PCTB). The workshop provided the feedback from school teachers, who are teaching digital content from last one year. Project Director explained the way forward and scale-up of this initiative. The Chairman PCTB appreciated the joint effort of PITB and PCTB for the development and pilot implementation of the digital book. Dr Umar Saif and Chairman PCTB and MD PCTB awarded certificates and shields among the high achievers, who performed well in teaching, delivering model lectures and project team.The news.Lahore