PITB launches hotline for 53,000 public schools

LAHORE:21 April: A hotline service for more than 53,000 public schools in Punjab was launched on Thursday. The initiative was taken by the School Education Department in collaboration with the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB). PITB Chairperson Dr Umar Saif launched the service. While addressing the participants, Dr Umar Saif said, “Punjab’s education system is among the largest networks in the world where performance of students and teachers will be monitored in real time by 1,143 school inspectors and education officials.”

PPLA postpones sit-in for two weeks

LAHORE:21 April: The protesters, led by the Punjab Professors and Lecturer Association (PPLA), on Thursday postponed their sit-in for two weeks after successful negotiations with the government. A 10-member committee chaired by Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) Secretary Nabeel Awan held negotiations on the demands made by the PPLA. After successful talks, it was decided that each point on the demand list would be deliberated upon and committee had been formed for the purpose. In response, PPLA postponed its sit-in for two weeks.

Sports committees should be established in schools

Lahore:21 April:After the initial ban, the department has moved to issue instructions to further safeguard students. In another letter issued on Friday by the SED Chief Minister’s Monitoring Force to all district education authorities’ (DEAs) chief executive officers (CEOs), it was stated that the preventive measures must be implemented. According to the letter, “It is advised that the following preventive measures should be taken by the school administration for playing games in schools during break time and games period.” The letter mentions eight instructions for safeguarding students.

Punjab School Education issued safety instructions for sports periods

LAHORE:21April: The Punjab School Education Department (SED) has issued safety instructions for sports/games periods and break time at schools of the province after a student lost his life playing kabaddi on April 14. Following the incident, the department initially banned kabaddi at schools during recess time. The SED also issued instructions for the school administration during break-time games at schools.

Punjab University Vice Chancellor suspended

LAHORE:21 April: A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has suspended Punjab University’s Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr. Zakaria Zakar, and has installed a senior professor as temporary VC. The Supreme Court also inquired on whose authority were 80 kanal of the University’s land given to the government. The Court also summoned the members of the syndicate that was responsible for selling the land.

Police investigations to trace out a female college student

LAHORE:21 April: Police have started investigations to trace out a female college student, who went missing under mysterious circumstances the other day. The girl identified as M was a student of FSc and went missing from outside her college situated at Ghazi Road in the Kot Lakhpat police limits. A police official said a CCTV footage shows the girl exiting the college during the educational hours. According to her father named Ashiq, his daughter had gone to college for exams but did not return. He suspected that her daughter had been abducted from the premises of the institution.

Punjab University seminar to mark World Book and Copyright Day

Lahore:21 April: Punjab University Department of Information Management and PU Library jointly organised a seminar titled “Role of Reading in Personality Development” to mark the World Book and Copyright Day on Friday. Punjab Commission on Women Chairperson Dr Fouzia Waqar, Oriental College Principal Prof Dr Muhammad Fakhar-ul-Noori, Department of Information Management Chairperson Prof Dr Kanwal Ameen, poet Rehman Faris, faculty members, librarians and a large number of students attended the event.

Punjab Professors Association marched from MAO College

LAHORE:19 April: College professors vowed to continue their protest, saying that they will not budge an inch from their camps set up outside Punjab Civil Secretariat until negotiations with the Punjab Higher Education Department (PHED) bear fruit, on Wednesday. The teachers, under the umbrella of the Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association (PPLA), marched from MAO College to the civil secretariat. The protesters raised slogans against the policies of PHED and demanded that that recent legislation adopted by the department be reversed.

Punjab University Ammar Jan had not been “fired” from job

LAHORE:19 April: The Punjab University has cleared its stance after it was accused of unjustly firing Dr Ammar Ali Jan from his teaching job, saying the professor was not a contractual or regular employee of the institute. It added that the he was “refrained” from teaching after information was received that he took part in “anti-state and undesirable activities”.

Prof Muhammad Afzal donated his personal library to GC University Lahore

Lahore:19 April: Eminent scientist Prof Dr Muhammad Afzal has donated his personal library comprised of valuable publications to the Government College University Lahore for the benefit of students and researchers. According to a press release issued Wednesday, Prof Dr Muhammad Afzal is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Kuwait. His personal library had very valuable reference books, textbooks, journals, conference proceedings of different scientific subjects including microbiology, biotechnology, and bio-chemistry.

Rs191m awarded to high-achievers and position holder students of the secondary school certificate and intermediate exam

LAHORE:19 April: An amount of Rs191 million was distributed among the position holder students of the secondary school certificate and intermediate examinations 2017 along with their teachers in a ceremony held at Awain-e-Iqbal on Wednesday. According to a handout issued here, 445 students who got top three positions in the secondary school certificate and intermediate examinations were awarded cash prizes worth Rs 4 lac, 3 lac and 2 lac, whereas, the teachers were awarded Rs 2 lac, Rs 1.5lac and Rs 1 lac, respectively.

UAF launches second edition of Kisht-e-Nau

FAISALABAD:18 April: The book reading habit among the youth is declining due to excessive usage of telecommunication and changing lifestyle. The trend needs to be curtailed for a healthy society, said University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Iqbal Zafar. He was speaking at the launch ceremony of the new edition of UAF Students Magazine Kisht-e-Nau 2017-18.

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