School fronts becoming parking lots

Rawalpindi:24 November:Rawalpindi is experiencing severe traffic problems these days as parents and school van-drivers park to collect students from the educational institutions situated on every road and street of the city. “Problems include parents and van-drivers parking their vehicles in front of residents’ drives and almost in the middle of the road which holds up traffic,” says Asad Abbas, a restaurant owner near Rafay Mall.

University of Management a Rector Merit Award ceremony

LAHORE : 23 November:Office of the Controller Examinations of the University of Management and Technology (UMT) organised a Rector Merit Award ceremony here on Friday in which 476 students were awarded certificates and merit awards. According to a press release UMT Rector Dr Muhammad Aslam along with deans of respective schools gave away certificates and merit awards to 476 students of BS, Masters, and MPhil/MS academic disciplines from 18 different schools of UMT, who showed extraordinary performance in studies. The students had secured 4.0 GPA.

Malaysian university,University of Engineering sign MoU

LAHORE : 23 November:Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), a leading university of Malaysia, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, to promote mutual research and academic collaboration in various fields. According to a press release, both UTP and UET will collaborate in joint thesis supervision, faculty and student exchange and collaborative development of various academic programmes.

Private schools defy govt order, remain open

LAHORE :23 November:A large number of private schools defying the Punjab government’s order kept their campuses open across the provincial metropolis in smog caused by poor air quality on Friday. Similarly, private academies and tuition centres remained open on the plea that the order did not apply on such institutes. It is pertinent to mention that the government, through its School Education Department, had announced the closure of all public and private schools in three districts, including Lahore, Faisalabad and Gujranwala on Friday.

Lahore College for Women University selection board

Lahore:23 November:Punjab Governor Muhammad Sarwar has nominated Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi, an international social policy expert and the vice-chancellor of Government College University, Lahore, the member of Selection Board of Lahore College for Women University, Lahore. A notification has been issued in this regard. Prof Zaidi holds a PhD in economics from University of Oxford, UK. He has been working for the last 30 years with different distinguished European and United Nation’s organisations and universities in the UK and the Netherlands.The news.

Punjab University a seminar on World Philosophy Day

LAHORE:22 November:Punjab University Department of Philosophy organised a seminar and while faculty and students also took out a rally to mark World Philosophy Day here on Thursday. In the walk the participants carrying placards and banners highlighted the significance of the subject of philosophy. Speaking on the occasion, in-charge Shahid Gul said the trend of philosophical thinking was vanishing in the present age.The news.

Roots Garden Schools held Mehfil-e-Milad

Rawalpindi:22 November:Roots Garden Schools embraced the Holy month of Rabi-Ul-Awal by organising Mehfil-e-Milad in all of its campuses with full zeal and zest. Every year RGS dedicates the whole month of Rabi-ul-Awal to honour and remember the great teaching of our Holy Prophet (PBUH). The Month commenced by holding Eid Milad-Un-Nabi celebrations in Roots Rawalpindi Region Branches. The students hosted the auspicious event with great enthusiasm. The stage were creatively decorated and adorned with red and white drapes.

Vocational education, training stressed

LAHORE:22 November:Participants in a mid-term review workshop for the Improving Workforce Readiness in Punjab Project noted that the technical vocational education and training sector needed to perform significantly better to support the economy's competitiveness and inclusive economic growth through the supply of skilled workers. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is in the process of preparing a $100 million loan, which aims to help the government of Punjab to achieve Punjab Growth Strategy 2023 objectives by supporting the strengthening of the TVET sector.

Schools closed today

LAHORE:22 November:In the wake of extremely poor air quality due to dense smog, School Education Department (SED) Punjab has announced closure of schools in three districts including Lahore on Friday (today). As per the notification, all public and private schools within the territorial limits of Lahore, Faisalabad and Gujranwala will remain closed on Friday (today).The news.

A seminar on smog organised by Punjab university

LAHORE:21 November: There is a need for creating awareness regarding smog so that citizens could be saved from its bad effects on health, said Environmental Protection Department (EPD) Director Naseemur Rehman. He stated this while addressing a seminar on smog organised by Centre for Coal Technology (CCT) at the Punjab University (PU). Addressing the seminar, the EPD director said that the provincial government had launched an aggressive campaign to cope with issue of smog and conducted the campaign with the collaboration of kiln and factory owners.

Aerospace Science & Engineering conference starts at IST

Islamabad :14 November: The prestigious sixth International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering (ICASE 2019) organised by Institute of Space Technology (IST), commenced at Islamabad. The conference will continue from November 12-14, 2019 at IST. Chairman Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), the National Space Agency of Pakistan Major General Amer Nadeem HI(M) inaugurated ICASE 2019 and graced the occasion as chief guest

Outdoor activities in schools banned

LAHORE:14 November:Punjab School Education Department has banned all outdoor sports and other activities in all public and private schools in Punjab till December 20 due to smog. In a letter to all chief executive officers and DEAs, the department issued instructions to ensure all students wear masks while present in the schools during smog. Appropriate arrangements may also be made for at least one awareness session for the students on the topic of air quality, it said.The news.

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