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Women to be confined to teaching primary

LAHORE:February 9:PML-N MPA Joyce Rofin Julius, who is the parliamentary secretary for school education, confirmed that the Punjab government revised its policy by deciding that women teachers will only teach at primary boys’ schools. Responding to a query in the house, she added no women would teach at boys’ high schools after 2018. She was responding to Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) MPA Dr Waseem Akhtar, who, during the question hour session, raised a strong objection over attempts to develop a mixed culture of men and women in society. He said such integration led to cases of rape and murder.

GCU among 350 top Asian universities

LAHORE:February 8: The Times Higher Education Asian University Rankings 2018 Wednesday ranked the Government College University (GCU) 351+ in its latest rating. The GCU, last July, was ranked 1001+ in worldwide rankings by Times Higher Education. However, in the worldwide list, GCU had stood 683rd on the basis of its international outlook among all the world universities. “We have been sending data to Times Higher Education for many years, but it was the first time in July 2017 and second time in February 2018 that GCU was listed among international universities,”

Good riddance?: Mobile phone use banned at college

Lahore:February 6:“It is true that the college has its own code of conduct, but it is incomprehensible to create panic and then bash the phones for all to see,” she said. “I think they want to act like some kind of moral police,” the student claimed. “It is strange that Avicenna has such rules when government or private universities allow cellphones,” she said, adding, “Instead of imposing a draconian code of conduct, they should try to convince students by giving them logical arguments.” Varsity staff’s lense

Video of college staff bashing students' cellphones in Lahore goes viral

LAHORE:February 6:A recent video in which a local university staff member in Lahore can be seen bashing cellphones has gone viral on Monday. The incident which took place at the Avicenna Medical College, struck fear into the hearts of students as the act was deemed a form of moral policing by staff. A student posted the video on twitter, saying that varsity administration hauled up the phones during routine inspection and proceeded to destroy them.


Lahore:03 february:This is the first-ever Urdu dictionary of women’s parlance and was compiled by Syed Amjad Ali Ashhari. First published in 1907, it included over 4,000 words and idioms used mostly by women. A new edition, revised by Muhammad Ahsan Khan, was published from Lahore in 2003. • Lughaat-un-nisa Syed Ahmed Dehlvi, the famous lexicographer who penned Farhang-i-Aasifiya, compiled and published ughaat-un-nisa in 1917 from Delhi. A large-size tome, it contained about 5,000 idioms and expressions peculiar to women. It was reprinted from Lahore in 1988. • Muhavraat-i-nisvaan

Agitation: Students protest against ineligibility for SED jobs

LAHORE:03 february:Students of Punjab University Institute of Education and Research (IER) staged a protest for not being declared eligible for the jobs announced by the Punjab School Education Department (SED) despite having a relevant degree. The students protested outside the IER department and the vice chancellor’s office on Thursday. The protesters were carrying placards and banners against the university and the Punjab government. The protesters also shouted slogans in favour of their demands.


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