Teachers’ Front demands ex-PU VC’s name be put on ECL

LAHORE:09 January:A group of teachers from Punjab University have demanded of the provincial government to put the name of former provisional vice-chancellor’s name on the exit control list (ECL) and a thorough investigation should be carried out against him for alleged irregularities. A statement issued by the Teachers’ Front on Monday stated that the teachers demand that Dr Zafar Moin Nasar should not be given a safe passage and instead legal action should be initiated against him. The statement added that teachers were celebrating the exit of the former VC.

SLS School celebrates ‘World as a Global Village

Rawalpindi:January 9: All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School are celebrating ‘World as a Global Village’ as the theme for their on-going term. Following this theme SLS Tufail Road Branch recently held an Information Fair in which they highlighted a wide array of cultural traditions, food, performances and music from around the globe, says a press release.

Zakaria is new Vice Chancellor of Punjab University

Lahore:January 9:Punjab Governor/Chancellor has appointed Dr Muhammad Zakaria Zakar as Vice Chancellor of Punjab University (PU) till the appointment of a regular official. The governor has accepted the resignation of interim VC Prof Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasar with effect from Jan 6. Dr Zaffar Mueen had abruptly resigned from the post after serving the university for around a year on an interim basis. It was alleged that he had resigned in protest against the Punjab government for pressurizing him to give 2-kanal of the university land to a seminary.

Govt asks Punjab University to give land to religious party

LAHORE:03 January: The Punjab government on Monday asked the Punjab University (PU) administration to hand over its prime two kanals to a religious party. Adviser to Chief Minister Khwaja Ahmed Hassaan held a meeting with the university authorities at 90 Shahrah-i-Quaid-i-Azam on Monday and forced them to let the government acquire the land without any delay. PU Vice Chancellor Zaffar Mueen Nasar, four deans, resident officers 1 and 2, the treasurer and the director of sports were present.

Punjab University teachers to resist govt demand

LAHORE:January 3:Punjab University (PU) teachers expressing concern over the request of the Punjab government demanding two kanal prime PU land at Old Campus sports ground observed that the university land could not be used other than academic and co-curricular purposes. They vowed to resist any such move. The meeting of different groups of teachers was convened by the Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir who speaking on the occasion said the teachers must respect each other to ensure pleasant academic atmosphere on the campus.The news.

Govt releases Rs3.5b to district authorities for schools

LAHORE:02January:The Punjab government released Rs3.5 billion in the non-salary budget (NSB) for schools and placed the amount for each district in the Special Drawing Accounts (SDAs) of the District Education Authority’s Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) accounts. The released amount is the second installment for the fiscal year 2017-18 released by the provincial government. It also ordered to place the sanctioned amount in the existing District Education Authority (SDAs) of DEAs and District Education Officers (Secondary) (DEOs).

After winter break Campuses re-open today

LAHORE:01January: After annual winter holidays, public sector schools and most of the private schools across Punjab will reopen on Monday (today). According to the schools department notification, the break schedule applies both on public and private schools. However, some private schools do not follow the schedule and adjust their break as per their own academic calendar. After annual winter holidays, public sector schools and most of the private schools across Punjab will reopen on Monday (today).

Alhamra Literary sitting

LAHORE:01 January: English Literary Society and Progressive Writers' Association held a session on Japan-born British novelist and short-story writer Kazuo IShiguro at Alhamra Adbi Baithak. It was presided over by Prof Anwar-ul-Haq. The chief guests were Salma Awan and Asim Butt. The writers, including Amjad Tufail, Rubia Jilani, Raza Naeem, Asim Shujaee, Mian Salah-ud-Din, Comrade Shafique and Dr Atta-ul-Wudood gave their views saying the writer was a contemporary fiction writer of all times.The news.

New students advised to focus on research activities

Rawalpindi :December 28: An orientation ceremony for the new students of Agriculture Faculty was held at the Pir Mehr Ali Shah, Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) Research Farm Koont, here on Wednesday. The ceremony is a regular activity of the University which is arranged for the newly-enrolled students to familiarise them with the university's environment, its rules and regulations, so that students can sail smoothly while earning their degree and harvest optimal benefits out of available facilities.

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