Govt to promote Digital learning in Schools

Lahore:23 August:The government will provide funds for introducing modern technology to teach school students, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Monday.

He was presiding over a meeting to review Khadim-i-Punjab Schools Programme. He approved addition of the Smart Schools project to the programme.

“Students will be taught with the help of modern technology through smart schools and LED screens will be installed in classrooms. Tablets will also be given to the teachers under this project,” he said.

University of Management and Technology Open house

Lahore:23 August:School of Business and Economics (SBE) at University of Management and Technology (UMT) organised an open house at a local hotel here on Monday.

According to a press release, a good number of freshmen and faculty members attended the event which comprised of separate sessions for BBA, MBA, MS and PhD programmes followed by an interactive session by School’s American Dean Mr Bob Wheeler.

Rising Sun Education Lahore I-Day Ceremony

Lahore:23 August:A ceremony was held in connection with Independence Day at a charity organisation the other day.

Children presented special programmes at Rising Sun Education and Welfare Society's Institute for Special Children. The organization’s vice president Mahmood Ahmed, secretary general Col (retd) Saleem Raza Khan, joint secretary Dr Shahzad Tawwab, SEI Pervaiz and others distributed prizes and sweets were among the children.The news.

Promotion of Higher Education in Universities

Lahore:23 August: Shahbaz Sharif presided over a meeting which reviewed measures for promotion of higher education in universities of the province.

    Secretary Higher Education gave a detailed briefing on the occasion.  Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said education is the key to success and a bright future for the country and all-out measures have been taken for the promotion of education in the province.

Baloch students allowed to take entrance test

LAHORE:August 22:Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on the request of Balochistan Chief Minister Sana Ullah Zehri has granted permission to male and female students residing in Balochistan and holding domicile of Punjab to take entrance test of medical colleges arranged by University of Health Sciences. According to a handout issued Sunday, the spokesman informed that special relaxation of one day has been granted to those male and female students who did not submit their applications for participation in the test for admission in medical colleges of Punjab due to bomb blast in Quetta.

Deadline for transfer applications extended SED

Lahore:19 August:The School Education Department (SED) has issued a notification extending the deadline for applying for transfers till August 25.

The SED had earlier lifted the ban on transfer of teaching staff with effect from July 27. The SED had declared that the transfer policy formulated in 2013 would be followed in dealing with the request. Teachers seeking transfers had been told to submit their applications by August 13. The SED had told teachers that a merit list would be put up after their applications were scrutinised.

Education uplift projects for DG Khan announced

DERA GHAZI KHAN:19 August:The government is working on a policy to provide employment to the educated youth of Dera Ghazi Khan, Minister Rana Mashhood said at a meeting at the Fort Munro Jirga Hall on Thursday.

A special team will design an NTS exam for this. Preference will be given to intermediate candidates who would be appointed as coaches at educational institutes. Pass marks have been slashed from 50 to 45 according to a new policy but people from less developed areas will get further relaxation. He said exam centres for matriculation exams will be set up in the area.

Working children being enrolled

Lahore:19 August:Labour and Human Resource Minister Raja Ashfaq Sarwar said on Thursday the provincial government was determined to curb all kinds of child labour.

“The Punjab Restriction on Employment of Children Ordinance, 2016, will be enforced in its letter and spirit,” the minister said while chairing the second meeting of a steering committee, formed by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, to check child labour at auto workshops, hotels and restaurants, petrol pumps and service stations.

Poetic soiree held in Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi:19 August:No matter what the city’s air — the sunshine or rain — the venue is near or far-off, the Pindiites love to listen to poetry. Al-Qaim Hospital, Saidpur Road, took lead in hosting the all city ‘Mushaira’ held yesterday at its air-conditioned auditorium.

The ‘Mushaira’ was held in the backdrop of the centennial celebrations of the Farhat Literary Circle. It struck a chord with Pindiites. The mesmerised audience was hooked on to their seats. ‘Mushaira’ brought out some eccentrics as well but no poet’s feelings were hurt.

PEF enhances cash prizes for position-holder students

Lahore:19 August: Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has enhanced amount of cash prizes for position-holder students of its partner schools.

Now the overall first position holders of Boards of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISEs) and Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) exams would be given Rs 50,000 cash prize each. Similarly, Rs 40,000 will be given to overall second position-holder while Rs 30,000 will be given to third position-holder.

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