Schools Dept, HED mull assessment-based promotions

LAHORE:11 May:Punjab School Education Minister Dr Murad Raas has said that Schools Department and the Higher Education Department (HED) Punjab are discussing the issue related to assessment based promotion of students in the wake of federal government’s decision. “These are extraordinary conditions, extraordinary decisions are required. Please be patient, will come up with thebest solution,” he further wrote in a social media message.

Cancellation of board exams opposed

LAHORE:08 May:Students, their parents and teachers on Thursday expressing concerns over the government’s decision of cancelling all the board examinations have demanded the government to review its decision. Federal Minister for Education & Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood announcing that decisions of National Coordination Committee (NCC) said all educational institutions across the country would remain closed till July 15 while all board exams throughout the country had been cancelled. He added: “Students would be assessed on their previous performance in board exams.”

King Edward Medical University VC greeted on securing a degree of PhD

Lahore:02 May: Postgraduate Medical Institute and Amir-ud-Din Medical College Principal Prof Dr Sardar Muhammad Al-freed Zafar and Punjab Institute of Neurosciences Executive Director Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood have congratulated King Edward Medical University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Masood Gondal on securing a degree of PhD in medical education. In their joint message, they said that Prof Khalid Masood Gondal, despite all his commitments and heavy responsibilities, has proved that there is no limit to the acquisition of knowledge by obtaining the highest degree in the field of medicine.

App to promote Urdu literature launched

LAHORE :01 May:The largest virtual platform of Urdu literature has launched its android app with the objective of promoting and disseminating Urdu literature to its global readership from over 160 countries across the globe. According to communiqué released by the platform, the resource provides the works of the highest number of poets compared to any other site in this genre. The foundation is also running a free-of-cost website, which is the largest online repository of Urdu poetry anywhere with over 40,000 Ghazals and Nazms of over 4,500 poets of over the last three centuries.

Punjab University illegal appointments case adjourned

LAHORE:01 May:An accountability court on Thursday adjourned the hearing of Punjab University illegal appointment reference after main accused former Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran withdrew his acquittal application. It has learnt that the former PU VC has withdrawn his acquittal application due to expiry of amended NAB ordinance. The court has adjourned the hearing of the case for May 9.

Punjab University seeks students’ data for Corona update

LAHORE :30 April:Punjab University’s Department of Examinations has directed the students of BA/BSc/ Associate Degree in Arts/Science P-I & P-II of Annual 2020 to provide their email addresses (GMAIL only), WhatsApp number and cell number on the portal of the university at http://www.pu.edu.pk/ latest by May 10, 2020. A PU spokesperson said the information was required on urgent basis for speedy coordination with the candidates owing to the current Covid-19 situation and to keep them informed individually about any related development.The news.

Punjab University online competitions

LAHORE:30 April:Punjab University (PU) Directorate of Students Affairs has announced All Pakistan Online Poetry and Essay Competitions in which all Pakistanis can participate. In a press statement, the PU spokesman said in order to engage people in positive activities at home due to lockdown, various departments of the university have launched online competitions to provide a platform for mental well-being and good physical health of the people.

Students, YDA activists clash

LAHORE:30 April:The activists of Young Doctors Association (YDA), Punjab and the students and graduates of King Edward Medical University (KEMU) clashed at Mayo Hospital on Wednesday over the issue of protest against the university/hospital administration and Punjab government for non-provision of personal protective equipment to the doctors treating the coronavirus patients in public sector hospitals of the province.

PPLA demands dues college teachers who retired from service

Lahore:29 April:Punjab Professors & Lecturers Association (PPLA) has demanded the government ensure early clearance of dues and fast process of pension of those college teachers who have retired from service during the ongoing lockdown. PPLA observed that college teachers who had retired from their services during the lockdown were facing extreme financial problems as their cases were not being processed on a fast track.The news.

Funds for Jhang varsity campus set to lapse

JHANG: 28 April: Funds allocated for the implementation of a project to open the University of Jhang (UoJ) have been left unutilised, apparently because of lack of interest by the authorities concerned. The higher education department had written a letter to Punjab Planning and Development (P&D) Department to reallocate the funds for any other project in the province. The UoJ officially came into being about three years ago and classes were started in a portion of Ghazali Degree College in Jhang.

MA/MSc forms submission date extended In Punjab University

LAHORE:28 April:Punjab University Registration Branch has extended the date of submission of registration forms for MA/MSc and Bachelor of Commerce annual exams 2020 with double fee till May 10, 2020. Earlier, the date expired on 27-03-2020 and 31-03-2020, respectively but due to Covid-19 pandemic the registration process was postponed and now the dates to submit registration forms have been extended.The news.

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