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In Punjab New Curriculum Based on Modern Educational Standards

Lahore:22 august:Punjab School Education Secretary Dr Allah Baksh Malik and Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB) Managing Director Amir Ijaz Akbar also attended the event. Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that the news of claims in some sections of the media that the PCTB had removed chapters on religious and national personalities or Islam from textbooks had created confusion among parents and teachers as the new academic year had started. “We have been receiving hundreds of queries on the subject as it has created a lot of confusion.

Punjab govt reverts changes to curriculum

LAHORE:22 August:The Punjab government has decided to revert the changes made to the curriculum for the current academic year. The decision of the Punjab government was announced by School Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan at a press conference on Monday. The government also announced it will initiate two separate inquiries into the controversy of claims of removing chapters and topics relating to religious and national personalities.the news.

University of Health Sciences writes to FIA to probe admission test leakage rumours

LAHORE:22 august: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) has written a application to the Cyber Crime Wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to probe rumours making rounds on social media that the Medical and Dental Colleges' Admission Test (MDCAT) 2017, held on Sunday, was leaked before its commencement. The university has categorically denied and condemned a malicious campaign on social media from some hidden elements and has asked the FIA to act against those spreading rumours about the paper leakage.

Nanak varsity main campus to be set up in Islamabad’

LAHORE:22 august: Due to multiple reasons, Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) has scrapped its original plan of establishing Baba Guru Nanak University (BGNU) at Nankana Sahib as the same would be established at Islamabad. The ETPB now has announced establishing BGNU main campus in Islamabad whereas sub-campuses would be established in other provinces.

University of Education Lahore budget:

Lahore:22 august:The syndicate of University of Education (UOE) in its 51st meeting held on Monday approved the varsity’s annual budget of Rs1.844 billion for financial year 2017-18. The meeting was chaired by Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Rauf-i-Azam. According to budget details, a sum of Rs1.425 billion has been reserved for non-development while 418.301 million will be spent on development projects. During the meeting, the VC briefed the syndicate members about the development programmes of UOE in detail.The news.

University of Health Sciences asks FIA to probe paper leak rumours

LAHORE:22 august: University of Health Sciences (UHS) has categorically denied and condemned a malicious campaign on social media from some hidden elements with regards to the Medical & Dental Colleges’ Admission Test (MDCAT), 2017, held on Sunday, and asked Cyber Crime Wing of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to act against those spreading rumours of paper leak. In a press release issued on Monday, UHS spokesman said the news of paper leak is baseless and it is being spread on social media to malign an institution which is known for its valid, reliable and secure systems.

Teachers accuse PU VC of manipulating polls

LAHORE:20 august:Opposition to the current management, especially against provisional Vice Chancellor Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir, was visible among the ranks of the Punjab University teachers’ community as the elections of the Academic Council was held at the varsity. PU teachers divided over VC’s appointment The elections to elect the Academic Council, which is tasked with advising the syndicate on every academic matter and establishing standards for instruction, research, publications and examinations among other things, were organised on Thursday.

57% of NGO-run public schools fail PEF assessments

LAHORE:20 august: The Punjab government’s much touted outsourced NGO-run public schools, run under the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF), have shown poor results in their quality assessment. As many as 57% of the total schools failed the quality test conducted by the foundation, The Express Tribune has learnt. PEF conducts quality assurance tests (QAT) of its partner schools under various programmes. One of the programmes, the Punjab School Support Programme (PSSP), handed over low-performing public schools to nongovernmental organisations (NGOs). An NGO that facilitates paediatric surgery

Government Kot Khawaja Saeed Girls High School, Lahore, has secured 486 marks out of 505 (96 %) for class 9

AHORE:20 august: Madiha Asad of the Government Kot Khawaja Saeed Girls High School, Lahore, has secured 486 marks out of 505 (96 %) in the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore examination for class 9. She stood first in her high school. Published in Daily Times, August 20th 2017.

University of Management signs research deal with Japanese company

LAHORE:20 august: The University of Management and Technology (UMT) and the Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS) - a Japanese company - Saturday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for mutual collaboration, faculty and students' exposure, students' fellowship, internship and volunteer exchange programmes. The MOU ceremony was held at UMT campus Johar Town where UMT Director General Abid Shirwani and the AOTS Chairman Syed Nabeel Hashmi signed the deal.

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