Students demand end to rising cost of education

LAHORE:18 October:Students from different varsities of the city protested in solidarity with the students of the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad and demanded an end to the rising cost of education in the country. The demonstration was organised by the Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA) outside the Lahore Press Club on Monday. Students from different universities, including University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore, Punjab University, University of Lahore and other educational institutions participated. College teachers to protest new HED policy today

LHC orders protection for Turkish teachers in Lahore

LAHORE:18 October:The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday sought records from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regarding the arrival of a special Turkish plane late on October 13 to take a Turkish teacher back to his home country. The court had stayed the deportation of Mesut Kacmaz of Pak-Turk Schools and Colleges, who was among dozens of Turkish school staffers that had been granted temporary refugee status.

Surprise visits: 24 teachers suspended over absenteeism

Faisalabad:October 16:Meanwhile, Javed Iqbal also took notice of absence and suspended Nia Madrassa High School Head Maqsood and three teachers of MC High School Raza Abad, including Hafiz Munir, Irfan and Bushra. The CEO education said the government was spending billions of rupees on the provision of best education facilities to the masses and negligence in this regard will not be tolerated. Published in The Express Tribune, October 16th, 2017.

School heads, teachers suspended

FAISALABAD:October 16:District Education Authority Chief Executive Officer Dr Javed Iqbal Chishti removed heads of two high schools over poor performance and negligence. He also suspended four schoolteachers for their absence from duty. The CEO visited various schools in the district and observed that computer labs were not activated in Government High School Raza Abad and Millat Islamia High School Ghulam Muhammad Abad. Therefore, the CEO immediately removed heads of the schools identified as Abdul Ghaffar and Malik Hamid.The news.

A day out with friends and parents at funfair

Rawalpindi:October 16:Small children were having time of their life, giggling, running, looking for their friends and chit chatting with them right in front of their teachers, but nobody reprimanded them or told them to remain silent; because they were there on a day out with their friends and families at a funfair titled ‘Let’s Have Fun’ organised by their school as part of its golden jubilee celebrations here on Saturday. Anglo Arabic Higher Secondary School turned fifty on October 14. The school has been serving the community for five decades with honour and dignity.

Pakistan deports Turkish teacher and family

LAHORE:October 16: A Turkish teacher and his family who were abducted in Pakistan last month have been deported from the country in defiance of a court ruling, a source and a lawyer said Monday, sparking fears for human rights. Kacmaz Mesut, his wife and two young daughters were picked up in September by plain-clothed officers, blindfolded and bound before being loaded into trucks and taken away, eyewitnesses have said.

Virtual University enrolls 4,500 students without NoC

LAHORE:October 13:The holding of this conference will be a landmark achievement to bring together open and distance learning academicians, policymakers, practitioners and scholars of Asia. AAOU’s objective is to bring together universities from the Asian countries to improve the quality of education while promoting distance education at the same time.Published in The Express Tribune, October 13th, 2017.

Punjab University to probe controversial PhD admissions at ICS

Lahore:October 13:According to the MoU, PU would forward the credentials entered by students to NADRA and NADRA would send verification report against each data in a few days. Dr Nasir said that the MoU was a part of administration’s vision to introduce digital reforms in the university and replace obsolete existing system with the modern ones. The meeting also explored further options of cooperation in various fields of mutual interest.Published in The Express Tribune, October 13th, 2017.

Security measures at Category A schools

LAHORE:October 13:The Punjab government directed officials to ensure security measures at Category A schools of the province remained in line with the recommendations of law enforcement agencies (LEAs). According to a letter sent to all District Education Authorities (DEAs) Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), the Punjab School Education Department (SED) had ordered a fresh security audit to observe security measures as per standard operating procedures (SOPs) that were put in place. Flawed audit oversight system in Pakistan

Punjab University withholds canteen contracts

LAHORE :October 9:Abnormally high bids for some canteens of Punjab University (PU) has put the university administration in a fix which has now decided to withhold the process to award contracts, it is learnt. Through newspaper advertisements, the PU Resident Officer-1 had invited sealed bids for 25 different spots at the varsity including canteens, tuck shops, motor mechanic workshop, fast-food and juice and photocopy shops, etc. with October 6 as the closing date.

World Teachers' Day observed at Alhamra Hall

LAHORE:07 October: World Teachers' Day was observed on Thursday by paying tribute to the teachers in the provincial capital, as a number of ceremonies were held to focus on the importance of teachers. Different organisations as well as educational institutions and teachers unions held seminars, walks and other events to mark the day, while the School Education Department (SED) organised a major ceremony at Alhamra Hall.

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