Pre-medical group’s withheld results announced

 Lahore:September 27:The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK), on Monday, declared 95 withheld results of pre-medical group’s 2016 annual examination.

    Results were withheld after the anti-corruption establishment (ACE) seized the candidate’s answering sheets owing to allegations of the board having received bribes to give the respective candidates good grades.

    The answer sheets were seized in a raid carried out at the BIEK’s office by the ACE.

Tevta to train seminary students

Lahore:September 27:Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) is planning to start new vocational training centres at 30 Deeni Madaris (religious seminaries) across Punjab.

Tevta Chairperson Irfan Qaiser Sheikh while addressing a meeting on Monday said new training centres were being started keeping in view the demand of heads of seminaries for imparting technical training to their enrolled students on their premises.

A delegation of Punjab Professors met Higher Education Dept

Lahore:September 27: A delegation of Punjab Professors & Lecturers Association (PPLA) met the secretary of Higher Education Department (HED) and presented him document about the issues faced by the teachers in the province.

The PPLA delegation led by president Hafiz Abdul Khaliq Nadeem informed the secretary about the teachers’ issues such as time scale, one-step upgrade, pay protection service rules for direct selection, conveyance allowance and college timings.

Govt committed to quality education’

Lahore:September 27:The Punjab government is fully committed to bringing quality in education and in this regard concrete measures are being taken.

It was expressed by Punjab Finance Minister Dr Ayesha Ghaus Pasha while addressing the participants in two-day international workshop on “Outcome Based Education (OBE) Implementation” arranged by Quality Enhancement Cell of University of Engineering and Technology Lahore in collaboration with Pakistan Engineering Council at the university.

PEF takes notice of union formation

Lahore:September 26: Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has taken exception to the attempted union formation and collection of money in the name of union fund from school owners who have remained unsuccessful in partnership with the foundation in expansion phase-10 of its public private partnership based Foundation Assisted School (FAS) programme for the needy children.

Most children at kilns denied educational funds

Lahore:September 25:PML-N MNA Chaudhry Riazul Haq Juj had on the May Day lauded the efforts of the Punjab government in general and Shahbaz Sharif in particularly for being keen to provide education, particularly for the children of brick kiln workers across Punjab.

He also reportedly distributed Khidmat Cards among the parents of brick kiln workers to afford educational expenses of their children, who were enrolled in schools.

Through Khidmat Cards, it was pledged that the Punjab government would give an amount of Rs1,000 monthly to each child.

LUMS Hires new Faculty Members

Lahore:September 25:The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has hired two new full-time faculty members – Dr Martin Wilhelm Lau and Dr Jawad Syed – for the academic year 2016-17.

Dr Martin has joined the varsity as the inaugural professor of law and dean of the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL). Dr Jawad has joined as a professor (tenure track) in the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB).

Six Pakistani universities among world’s top 700 institutes

Pakistan to have first fee-free Varsity’

Lahore:September 25:Pakistan’s first fee-free university will be established soon by a non-governmental organisation, which is also running the largest interest-free micro-financing programme in the country, said executive director of the Akhuwat Pakistan, Dr Muhammad Amjad Saqib on Saturday.

He was speaking as the keynote speaker at a moot titled “Dialogue on success and challenges in CSR” organised by the National Forum for Environment and Health.

BISP, AKU consider collaboration for neonatal health

Lahore:September 25:Agha Khan University has appreciated efforts of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) and expressed its willingness to work with the programme for running a successful Waseela-e-Sehat scheme for its beneficiaries.

This was stated by Professor Dr Rozina Karmaliani, project director who was leading the Agha Khan University Foundation Delegation, during a visit to the BISP Sindh Regional Office here on Friday. Professor Dr Rozina Karmaliani was accompanied by Imran, director, and other Agha Khan University Project representatives.

Punjab University security

Lahore:September 25: Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran on Saturday chaired a high level meeting at Al Raazi Hall to review security arrangements of the university. Heads of all teaching and non-teaching departments participated in the meeting. According to a press release issued here on Saturday, the meeting reviewed SOPs to ensure tightened security on campus. The PU VC instructed all heads of departments to comply with the SOPs issued by the government strictly and remain vigilant.The news.

English speaking skills : TEVTA to get 100 trainers

Lahore:September 24:British Council will provide 100 master trainers to Technical Educational and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) to improve the English speaking skills of teachers and students of the authority across the province.

A statement issued on Friday quoted TEVTA Chairperson Irfan Qaiser Sheikh as saying that a memorandum of understanding (MoU) will be signed so the spoken English course starts soon.

Lahore Early Childhood Education Classrooms in 1,000 schools

Lahore:September 24:The Directorate of Staff Development has planned to establish Early Childhood Education (ECE) classrooms in 1,000 schools in the province by next year under an approved PC-1 and government intends to make ECE system effective through supporting partners such as World Bank which intends to develop ECE classrooms in the province.

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