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Workshop on gap between theory & practice starts at FJW University

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:02
Rawalpindi:May 17:Three-day workshop on ‘Bridging the Gap between Theory & Practice for Participants of Pre-Service Teacher Education Programme’ organised by FJWU and Leicester, UK and funded by HEC-BC under their knowledge Economy Partnership Programme. Resource persons of the workshop were Dr. Malik Ghulam Behlol and Dr Khalid Kayyani. The major objectives of the workshop were to find out the gap between theory & practice of pre-service Teacher Education Programme. Provide an opportunity to participants to engage in active learning, experience variety of active learning methods and to support participants to design and practice activities for teachers that use active learning. Associate Dean of Education Department Dr Sarwat Rasool while welcoming the participants hoped that the workshop will prove to be a mutual learning experience. She said that it will enrich our academic repertoire through enhancing our understanding and awareness. In the workshop, participants will practice collaborative project, effective lesson planning, promotion and support active pedagogies, student teaching self-evaluation etc. The participants fully participated in the activities of different sessions such as presentations on charts, power points and collaborative group work activities.The news.City: RawalpindiUniversity in rawalpindiFatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi

Water security: LUMS, WWF-P sign agreement

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:49
Lahore:16 May:Talking to The Express Tribune, Professor Zaffar said that the primary motivation of the group, as well as the students, was to showcase the technology and its usefulness. He said, “We actively work on motor loads control, a mechanism which regulates the flow of electricity, and drive capabilities.” He added in Pakistan, the electric motor load was the majority of the burden on the grid. “It is one of the more troublesome loads when it comes to energy consumption as when the motor turns on, it has different energy requirements and requires more energy than in a steady running state,” he explained. Quoting examples of problems domestic energy users faced in Pakistan every day, Zaffar said water pumping motors and air conditioning units could not run on any uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. The reason, he said, was that when these pumping motors or ACs’ compressors were turned on, they required a lot more energy. He said these units required more energy when started as the electric motors in them had to run on full power. Similarly, the use-case for their projects in industry was even more for efficient solutions, such as the ones they were working on, he said. LUMS gets eight-lane, 25-metre-long swimming pool The associate professor continued that the varsity was working on more applications for the industry as variable frequency [motor] drives were required to power different industrial units. Zaffar said that for vehicles, such systems could not only prove to be energy efficient, but also environmentally-friendly and cost effective. He said that in electric vehicles, the main system worked through electric motors rather than internal combustion and this was that was more efficient or even quieter, while energy could even be recovered. “Our team’s main motivation [at the Shell Eco Marathon] was to showcase our advanced controlled power system,” he said. The competition focused on reducing energy consumption in vehicles and thereby reducing environmental pollution, carbon emissions and global warming. This was the first time LUMS participated in such a competition. The vehicle was designed and built entirely by the team at LUMS. It was built from an aluminium frame and a carbon fiber body, which was also developed in-house. The team consisted of Ahmed Hembel, Mohammad Taha Ahmad, Marium Rasheed, Muhammad Mohsin Aslam, Umar Javed, Muhammad Sohaib and Muhammad Barkat Saifee. All the team members are graduating seniors from the LUMS Electrical Engineering Department. Published in The Express Tribune, May 16th, 2017.City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreLums Lahore

LUMS Students combat shortfall with energy-efficient solutions

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:47
LAHORE:May 16:A team at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is working to bring energy efficient, environment friendly solutions to Pakistan, which can potentially help alleviate the energy crisis in the country. The forward-looking project called the Energy and Power Systems Cluster is based at the LUMS Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering and headed by Electrical Engineering Department Associate Professor Nauman Ahmad Zaffar, who is also the Director of project. A team of students, working under Zaffar’s mentorship, participated in the Shell Eco Marathon Asia. The seven students from LUMS showcased an electric vehicle at the competition held in Singapore between March 16 and 19, 2017. A total of 10 teams from Pakistan participated in the event.The Express Tribune.City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreLums Lahore

Technology, art festival begins at GC University

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:45
LAHORE:May 16:A three-day All Pakistan Technology and Art Festival 2017 (APTA'17) organised by the Government College University Computer Sciences Department began on Monday. As many as 350 students from more than 15 educational institutions are participating in the competitions including Coding, Project Development, Graphic Designing, Calligraphy Typography, E-Gaming Championship, Scavenger Hunt, Concept Machine and Sky Lanterns etc. A one-minute Talent Hunt is also part of the grand festival. The festival was endeavoured to provide a platform to students from across Pakistan to exhibit their innovative ideas, share knowledge and reveal their creativities. Virtual University Rector Prof Dr Naveed A Malik Rector was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony and keynote speaker of the event while GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah, speaker Moaz Athar and GCU Computer Science Department In charge Dr Asad Raza Kazmi addressed the audience. Prof Dr Naveed A Malik said digital technologies had revolutionised all industries in the world including education. “It is high time that all universities in Pakistan should also digitalise their examination systems as done by VU,” he said, adding they would provide their full cooperation to them. Prof Hassan Shah said science, literature and arts were equally important for the progress and prosperity of mankind, adding that such co-curricular activities provided a platform to students from different backgrounds to socialise and share their experiences and ideas.The news.City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreGC University Lahore

Education can help us rule the world: minister

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:43
LAHORE:May 16:Punjab Minister for Higher Education Raza Ali Gillani has said that we are proud of our young talent in IT and soon we would leave India behind in this field. According to a handout issued on Monday, he said this while addressing the prize distribution ceremony of SOFTEXPO at Punjab University’s College of Information Technology (PUCIT). PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir, PUCIT Principal Prof Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar, faculty members and a large number of students were present on the occasion. Raza Ali Gillani said after viewing the exhibition, “I believe nobody could defeat us in IT sector and if we focus on education, we are going to rule the world”. He said Pakistanis are the best people and better in every field of life. He said Pakistan was making rapid progress in every field and soon we would be on a par with the developed nations. The minister said students must think positive about their country. “CPEC is going to change our destiny and I am seeing the Pakistanis who are serving in foreign countries will return in the next five years" he added. He said our neighbours who were opposing CPEC were now becoming the part of this project. He said he wanted to bring five universities of Punjab in top 500 universities of the world and PU was one of them. He appreciated the efforts of PU VC Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir and PUCIT Principal Prof Dr Mansoor Sarwar for promoting research, encouraging students and incubating their ideas.The news.City: Lahore

Cash scheme: 90,000 underage brick kiln workers enrolled into schools

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 12:28
LAHORE:13 May:A government cash-incentive scheme has helped place almost 90,000 underage brick kiln workers into school, officials said Friday, an initiative aimed at easing the long-standing problem of indentured labour. Campaigners estimate there are more than two million Pakistanis trapped in a vicious cycle of debt bondage to factory owners that continues for generations, a practice often referred to as modern slavery. Pakistan has the third highest population of such labourers, behind India and China, according to the Global Slavery Index. Under the terms of the Punjab government’s scheme, which began in January 2016, nearly 88,000 child brick kiln workers were selected for a stipend comprising an initial $20 per child, followed by a recurring monthly payment of $10. The initative “lowered the opportunity cost of not sending children to school… and families were able to mobilise this stipend to pay their debts,” spokesperson for Punjab’s education minister Rana Mashhood said. Child labour: Kiln workers to get stipend for sending children to school Officials now hope to extend the $9 million scheme, with monitoring assisted by Britain’s government aid agency, to other areas where underage labour is prevalent. Eleven-year-old former Pakistani child labourer, Shumaila Bibi, speaks to AFP during an interview at a school on the outskirts of Lahore. PHOTO: AFP Teachers at a government school on the outskirts of Lahore said the recently freed child workers — previously exposed to noxious smoke, brick dust, and fierce sun that pushes summer temperatures up to 50 degrees Celsius — made for the most eager learners. Fauzia Elahi, the school’s headteacher, said many of the 40 ex-brick kiln workers at her school initially had teething problems adjusting to their new life, but soon overcame them. “They are brilliant students, and now they are gaining knowledge and along with that they are gaining social skills,” she said. The scheme has removed almost 90,000 children from dangerous brick kilns and made it possible for them to attend school. PHOTO: AFP Critics have questioned the viability of an open-ended cash transfer scheme, however, and say not enough is being done to implement existing laws against bonded labour, such as arresting kiln owners who employ indentured workers. Child labour: 92,000 children from kilns enrolled in schools, says minister But Fasi Zaka, a development consultant, said: “Those things weren’t solving the problem over 20 years. Legal protections are hard to come by for people in some rural areas, and here you’re incentivising the parents.” Shumaila Bibi, a 11-year-old student at the school, began working at a brick kiln with her brothers and sisters four years ago after their father was injured in an accident. “Nobody wants to work in the kiln, we do it out of necessity,” her mother Shamim Bibi said. “But I’m really happy with this help that we’re getting and that Shumaila is back in school. She will finish her education and go on to become a teacher.”Express News.City: Lahore

Corrupt leaders cannot lecture us, says CM

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 12:27
LAHORE:13 May:The Punjab government is yet to form search committees to find VCs for these institutes. Out of the total 15 universities, 11 fell under the jurisdiction of the Punjab Higher Education Department (HED), while two were under the SH&MED and as many under the agriculture department. Meanwhile, a summary had been moved to the CM for the varsities for which the LHC gave its nod to appoint VCs. The appointments were expected to take place in a week. However, since the CM was part of the delegation from Pakistan at the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) Summit 2017 in China, the decision over appointments is expected to be delayed even further. When contacted, Punjab government spokesperson Malik Muhammad Ahmed Khan told The Express Tribune that the process of appointments had started for four universities and the summary was moved. “The CM will be back from China on May 17 and the summary is expected to be signed by May 18 or 19.” The candidates for the vice chancellor slot at PU include incumbent VC Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir, Dr Zakaria Zakar and Dr Mujahid Kamran. For LCWU, the contest is between incumbent VC Dr Rukhsana Kausar, Dr Uzma Qureshi and Dr Shahida Hasnain. At UoS, the candidates include Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad, Dr Tahir Kamran and Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir. For MNSUET, Dr Aamir Ijaz, Dr Mohammad Zubair and Dr Shahid Munir are candidates.Published in The Express Tribune, May 13th, 2017.City: Lahore

CM’s China visit delays appointment of VCs

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 12:26
LAHORE:13 May:Appointments of vice chancellors at public universities of Punjab may get delayed further as Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has left for China on a one-week visit. In its verdict over a case on the appointment of VCs, the LHC gave the go-ahead to the Punjab government to appoint these officials at four of the 15 public sector institutes as per recommendations of their respective search committees. The four varsities included Punjab University, Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), University of Sargodha (UoS) and Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering & Technology (MNSUET) in Multan. Shehbaz Sharif serves defamation notice to Imran Khan Academic circles asked the government to appoint VCs at the earliest as these seats of learning were facing administrative problems due to makeshift arrangements. New appointments for the remaining 11 universities were pending as the government was yet to advertise for the post of vice chancellors. Out of these, the tenure of the VCs had expired at three universities, four were newly-established, two were under the Punjab Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Department (SH&MED) and the same number under the Punjab Agriculture Department. These 11 universities included Information Technology University (ITU) Lahore, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore, Fatima Jinnah Medical University (FJMU) Lahore, Women University Multan, Ghazi University Dera Ghazi Khan, University of Okara, University of Sahiwal, University of Jhang and University of Home Economics Lahore.Express News.City: LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Four-day conference: Integrating maths, science in education

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 12:24
Lahore:13 May:The board unanimously approved the foundation’s service rules and an increase in the salaries of SEF employees. Shah said that education is a high priority area and a well-rounded and multi-pronged approach needs to be adopted to bring out-of-school children in the fold of high-quality schooling.Express News.City: Lahore

Punjab University Campus at Hujra Shah Muqeem likely

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 12:23
LAHORE:13 May:Punjab Minister for Higher Education Syed Raza Ali Gillani has started materialising his idea of establishing a sub-campus of Punjab University (PU) at his constituency, Hujra Shah Muqeem, Tehsil Depalpur, District Okara. For this, the minister convened an important meeting at Higher Education Department in which a committee was also formed to prepare a feasibility report about opening a sub-campus of the university in Okara District. Punjab University interim Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir and officials of the department attended the meeting. The committee has been tasked to come up with its recommendations within a week. Sources in the department said Raza Ali Gillani had actually floated the idea of establishing the sub-campus during his stint at minister for housing, urban development and public health engineering in the previous tenure. The sources said the minister, during the meeting, told the participants that the historic town of Hujra Shah Muqeem had three degree colleges and a substantial population owing to which the establishment of sub-campus of the university would be a great service to the locals. The minister, however, was briefed that there were certain guidelines and conditions which needed to be met. He was informed to first have a need assessment keeping in view the ground situation, on which he agreed and formed the committee. The committee members included Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Chairman Dr Nizamuddin, Additional Secretary (Academic) Dr Shoaib, Additional Secretary (Establishment), Deputy Secretary (Planning) and PU VC etc. A senior official of Higher Education Department, when contacted, confirmed the development saying both provincial and federal governments were in favour of extending higher education facilities to youths and added if feasible there was no harm in establishing sub-campus of Punjab University in Hujra Shah Muqeem. However, a PU official, who wished to remain anonymous, said the university instead of opening new sub-campuses should focus on student-teacher ratio at the main campus and shortage of PhD faculty especially at already established sub-campuses in Gujranwala and Jhelum. He said the strength of on-campus students at PU had crossed 40,000 while there were only 1,100 faculty members and added there were hardly one or two PhD faculty members at the university's sub-campuses. The News could not reach the minister Raza Ali Gillani for comments.The news. City: LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

4th Degree awarding ceremony of Punjab University

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 12:21
LAHORE:13 May: The 4th degree awarding ceremony of Punjab University’s College of Pharmacy was held at a local hotel on Friday, in which 109 degrees of Pharm-D were distributed among the graduates. Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir was the chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, the VC urged upon the students to keep Pakistan’s flag high by fulfilling their responsibilities. Dean Faculty of Pharmacy Prof Dr Khalid Hussain, Principal College of Pharmacy Prof Dr Nadeem Irfan Bukhari, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, Dean Faculty of Engineering and Technology Prof Dr Taqi Zahid Butt, senior faculty members and a large number of students were present on the occasion. Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir said we needed to create competitive environment in our academic institutions. Dr Khalid Hussain said students of eight countries had also graduated from the college this year. He said impact factor publications of the faculty members of the college were increasing every year. He said recently, the college had won three projects of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. Prof Dr Nadeem Irfan Bukhari said the college administration has started a programme to provide practical training to its students. He added three laboratories of the college were also being upgraded.The news.City: LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

80,000 Educators to be recruited this year

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 12:19
LAHORE:13 May:Punjab School Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan has said that 80,000 educators will be recruited this year, adding the number of primary teaching posts has also been increased from two to four in every government school. According to a handout, he said this while addressing a meeting at Schools Education Department, here on Friday. He said female candidates would also be eligible for recruitment in boys’ schools on the basis of merit. However, in case of village concerned, 12 additional marks and 8 marks in case of union council concerned, would be given for hiring teachers at the local level. The minister also directed chief executive education officers to prepare merit lists without any further delay so that the process of recruitment and training of educators could be started as soon as possible.The news.City: Lahore

Urdu language programme launched in USA

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:02
LAHORE:May 12:An ardent supporter of human rights, lover of Urdu language and crusader for mother tongue in a foreign land, Shahid Khan, from Pakistan in America, is encouraging Asian parents around the globe to teach their children their mother tongue. Shahid Khan while talking to The News on Thursday evening from New York described ups and downs in his life, his struggle, his heartbreaks and hardships faced in seven year long grueling efforts in a foreign land with a mission and a herculean task to survive. Shahid Khan, 44, came to the US on asylum from Lahore in 2010, where he was born and raised, is the founder of the organisation BRICK, which stands for Brooklyn Rebuild Immigrant Communities and Knowledge. He has been helping parents and teachers of various Asian languages to teach their children language skills. He fled alone to the United States, in 2010, seeking asylum, leaving his family in Pakistan. A catholic organisation assisted him in getting to the US and for the first three weeks he lived in a church in Lake Charles, Louisiana. But he felt isolated. “I felt depression, anxiety, a lot of stress,” Shahid described emotionally. “I was away from my family, who were facing problems,” he said. So, he searched for a place where other Pakistanis lived and he found that Brooklyn had one of the largest Pakistani populations in the US. He was able to raise the $165 necessary to purchase a bus ticket to New York City and spent 46 hours traveling via Greyhound, changing buses three times. But once he arrived at Newkirk Plaza, he had nowhere to go. He spent his first night walking up and down Coney Island Avenue trying to find a place to stay. “The next day I saw an article about an immigration office in a Pakistani newspaper,” says Shahid. “So I called them.” The immigration office allowed him to stay there for a month and a half. In February of 2012, he was granted asylum with legal support from Catholic Charities. Shahid noticed a lot of stress in the Pakistani community surrounding immigration, literacy, and fear following September 11. He wanted to create a space where the community could address some of these issues. He feels particularly passionate about language. Children who have largely grown up here have trouble communicating with their parents who primarily speak Urdu, while adults — particularly women — have trouble venturing outside the community because they don’t understand English. In Little Pakistan, a place in the Heart of Brooklyn, New, which is a habitat of Pakistanis, he goes about his day-to-day life blending in with his south central Brooklyn neighbors, stopping to shake hands or nod an as-salaam-alaikum to those he passes by. The area, officially called Midwood, got its nickname because of the ethnic makeup of its residents. Shahid says the neighborhood has become a coveted location for Pakistani immigrants and that he and many others choose to live there despite paying rents higher than elsewhere in the borough. “This is my community. I know their attitudes and behavior,” he says. He tried to establish trainings and workshops for new Pakistani immigrants to Midwood to challenge attitudes on gender, class hierarchies, religious differences, and more. His views make him an outcast of sorts, and at those moments neither his soft demeanor nor his genial exchanges along Coney Island Avenue ease the conflict. Shahid attributes his devotion to change society in part to the death of his father due to stomach cancer in Pakistan when he was in eighth grade only. Shahid spent nearly two years at Allama Iqbal Community Center (AICC). While much of his work centered on language programs, he continued to try to push a broader progressive agenda for Little Pakistan. Yet despite his accomplishments, some things remained the same. Khan has made connections outside Little Pakistan. As a programme director, Shahid raised funds; started a local Urdu language programme to bridge the generation gap in families of Little Pakistan; and used his ease with networking to bring attention to Midwood from entities outside Little Pakistan. He connected with his local community board, with city council members, Congress people, and more. His efforts garnered invitations to speak at Columbia, Rutgers, and Princeton. “That was a big success,” he says. “Some people, they avoid me on the street,” Shahid explains. “They have a problem with me, like, ‘Oh he’s working with minorities and he’s working with Christians and this and that.’ And I also identified Hindus – Pakistani Hindus – in this community. Nobody knows otherwise who gives them work? Untouchable and this and this. That’s why they ask me, ‘He’s a mad. Send him mental hospital’.” His passion for remedying these language barriers led him to work with NYU’s Alliance for Pakistani and Urdu Studies and Startalk. And finally in 2014, he was able to start his own organisation. But his interest in welcoming everyone has, in some cases, lead to making enemies.The news.City: Lahore

PHEC launches split PhD scholarship plan

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 10:59
LAHORE:May 12:Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) has launched a split PhD scholarship programme to be offered to faculty members of universities and colleges to pursue their PhDs in top academic institutions of the world. In this regard, PHEC has started a pilot project and initially it would offer six scholarships to the faculty members of Punjab University’s Institute of Social and Cultural Studies. An MoU signing ceremony was held at Committee Room of PU Vice-Chancellor’s office. PHEC Chairman Prof Dr Nizamuddin, PU VC Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir and Dean Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences Prof Dr Zakria Zakir were present on the occasion. Addressing the meeting, Dr Nizamuddin said the MoU was related to pilot Split PhD Scholarship Programme offered for extending opportunities of higher learning and research to the faculty of public sector universities and colleges. He said PHEC was taking steps for capacity building of teachers serving in institutions of higher learning. He said the programme would be a good opportunity for the teachers to complete their PhDs from foreign universities. He said PHEC had taken several initiatives to improve quality of higher education in the province and this programme would also provide a golden opportunity for talented teachers to polish their research skills and get international exposure. Resultantly, he said, they would provide quality education and impart quality research skills to their students. Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir lauded the initiative of PHEC and said now it was now up to faculty members to benefit from the scholarships and get higher education from top-ranked universities of the world. Dr Zakria Zakir said the selected teachers would have to complete one year of their PhD studies in Pakistan and two years in a foreign university. He said foreign thesis supervisors would also visit Pakistan under the programme.The news.City: Lahore

Chiniot schools: models of decline and decay

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 11:57
FAISALABAD:11May:The majority of government sector schools in Chiniot district lack even the basic facilities including classrooms, boundary walls, electricity, washrooms, potable water and seating arrangements. Also, no repair work has begun at the buildings of more than 50 schools which have been formally declared dangerous and dilapidated by the provincial education department. The students of these schools have been left with no option but to sit under the open sky in the scorching heat. The students and their parents feel disturbed and disappointed on such poor condition of school buildings and despite their several complaints and protests, the authorities have taken no action. On the other hands, the incidences of caving in of classrooms at some of the schools have become common. Recently, the roof of a classroom at Government Primary School for Boys Muza Dassary collapsed. Luckily, it was a recess in the school and no student was hurt. However, the incidence has spread fear and panic among the parents who are now reluctant to send their children to the school following the incidence. Ismail Ahmad, a three grade student, said he along with other students, was sitting in the playground of the school when the roof of their classroom caved in. “We were terrified on the incident and now we feel insecure in classrooms,” he added. “Nowadays, our class is being held in the open despite the hot weather. Our teachers are also afraid that someday the whole structure will collapse,” he said. He was of the view that although the school building was in an extremely dangerous condition, the school management and the authorities were just silent spectators instead of taking steps for rebuilding the school structure. “My parents are not allowing me to attend this school due to the roof collapse incident but I don’t want give up my studies and want to attend the school,” another student of grade 4 said. Earlier, during 2015-016 academic year, the plaster of a classroom ceiling came down at Government High School, Sargodha Road. Two students were injured in the incident. The building of this school which comprises of almost 30 classrooms was established in 1956. The school accommodates more than 1,500 students. The condition of at least 15 classrooms is dangerous and would collapse at any time. But the education authorities have not taken any notice of it so far. Punjab Teachers Union District Chiniot President Mehr Ijaz said the Punjab government has made only tall claims of providing quality education. He said a number of teachers’ body representations were sent to the education authorities with a request to repair the dilapidated buildings and the provision of basic facilities at schools but no to no avail. Education Authority CEO Liaquat Hussain said almost 70% of school buildings in the province were dilapidated and the Punjab government has evolved a comprehensive plan to upgrade and rehabilitee these buildings in different phases. Commenting on the incident of roof collapse at Government Primary School for Boys Muza Dassary, he said the building of the school was old and after the collapse of the classroom, the school management has been directed not to use any of the classrooms till the new structure of all the classes was built. He was of the view that it was primarily the duty of education authority with the coordination of building department to keep a check on the maintenance of school buildings. He also claimed that a survey was being conducted to access the conditions and missing facilities at government schools in the province. He said last year the building department declared 47 buildings in extremely dangerous conditions and at the verge of collapse. “On the basis of this report, we have intimidated the provincial education headquarter at Lahore and we have received the requisite fund for building new structure. There are more than two dozen school buildings which are now under the process of reconstruction while the work on the rest of the schools will commence shortly,” he said.Published in The Express Tribune.City: FaisalabadChiniot

Punjab University Conference Today

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 11:54
LAHORE:11 May:Punjab University Department of Persian in collaboration with Muslim Institute, Islamabad will organise an international conference on Sultan Bahoo and Maulana Rumi on Thursday (today) at 9am atAl-Raazi Hall. PU VC Prof Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir, Ambassador of Tajikistan to Pakistan Mr Jononov Sherali, Afghan Senator Arifullah Pashtoon, Counsel General of Iran at Lahore Mr Muhammad Hussain Bani Asadi, national and international research scholars will attend the conference.The news. City: LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Computer Training for Prisoners

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 11:24
LAHORE:10 May: The COMSATS has awarded certificates to 12 prisoners on completion of four-month training in computer technology and and graphic design at the District Jail, Kot Lakhpat. Salman Farooq, Federal Ombdusman, awarded the certificates. “This is an initiative of CIIT, Lahore and Punjab police for the capacity building of prisoners during their captivity and to empower them for better-skilled life on completion of sentence,” says a press release. The CIIT has established two computer labs in the Kot Lakhpat Jail, one with 15 computers for male prisoners and the other lab with five computers for female inmates.Published in Dawn, May 10th, 2017.City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreComsats Institute of Information Technology

University Of Education: Leadership programme from March 4

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 11:22
LAHORE:10 May:University of Education (UoE) is planning to organise Women Leadership Programme 2017 on March 4 with the support of different organisations at its Township Campus. According to a statement issued by the varsity on Wednesday, the programme will continue till March 8 under the supervision of Directorate of Students Counseling UoE. University of Education Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Rauf-e-Azam, actor and trainer Saimi Raheel, Bushra Ansari, Ahsal Khan, Schuitema human excellence consultant Omair Rana, Bank Alfalah Ltd group head Ahmed Nauman Anees, Amal Academy CEO Benge Williams, author Noor Aftab and other national and international speakers will deliver lectures to students and the other audience at the UoE.Published in The Express Tribune,City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreEducation University Lahore

Pakistani university among world's top 300 business schools

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 11:20
Lahore:10 May:The Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has been ranked among the top 300 business schools of the world, by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a British ranking agency. While Harvard University in the United States topped the ranking, followed by London Business School in the United Kingdom, SDSB at LUMS ranked at 251. Pakistani universities fail to make mark in Asia’s best university ranking Being the only Pakistani university to be featured on the list, LUMS took to its official Facebook page to announce the achievement. The rankings for each subject were based on four factors: Academic reputation Citations per paper Employer reputation H-index citations The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 cover a total of 46 disciplines – highlighting the world’s top-performing universities in each academic area. The rankings are compiled annually to help prospective students identify the leading universities in a particular subject. Research citations, along with the results of major global surveys of employers and academics are used to rank universities. Last year, six Pakistani institutes of higher education were ranked among the world’s top 800 universities by QS rankings.Dawn.City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreLums Lahore

HEC warns students against taking admission in this Lahore varsity

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 11:18
Lahore:10 May: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has warned students across the country against taking admission in a Lahore-based college, saying the regulatory body observed serious irregularities and mismanagement in the institute’s academic operations. “HEC has banned the operations of Imperial College of Business Studies (ICBS), Lahore from offering further admissions with effect from April 2017 onwards at all levels/degree programmers,” read an advertisement published in newspapers on Sunday. “Parents, students and public in general are advised not to take admission in this institution.” Express Tribune.City: Lahore