People suffer as students protest clogs roads

Lahore:December 20:Traffic on majority of city roads came to a standstill for several hours after dozens of students of a university blocked Canal Bank Road here on Monday. The students started their protest around 12 noon by blocking Canal Bank Road between the underpass of New Muslim Town and Punjab University. Monday’s closure of one of the main city arteries clearly showed the competence level of the city administration and law enforcing agencies, including traffic police to handle such situations.

Prof Dr Azhar Majeed PhD awarded

LAHORE:December 19:Prof Dr Azhar Majeed Qureshi has completed his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in "Teaching and Learning with Concentration Area of Science Education" from Georgia State University of Atlanta (USA). Dr Azhar, Assistant Professor at University of Education, Lower Mall Campus, had been in the USA on USAID Pakistan scholarship to complete his PhD in Georgia. He was awarded the PhD degree by the university in a convocation held at Rialto Center, Atlanta.The news.

One lakh laptops for students next year

Lahore:December15:The Punjab government has planned to distribute one lakh laptops among the intelligent and brilliant students during 2016-17. In this regard, a meeting was held in the Civil Secretariat on Wednesday with Punjab Minister for Higher Education Syed Raza Ali Gillani in the chair. Secretary Higher Education Nasim Nawaz and representatives of P&D, Finance, Punjab Procurement & Regulatory Authority, Higher Education and Punjab Information Technology Board attended the meeting.

Student found dead in hostel room

Lahore:December 14: A boarding student of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) was found dead in his hostel room under mysterious circumstances on Monday. The student, Shahmir Bajwa, a resident of Karachi, was studying fifth semester of accounting and finance programme. The university staff had to break open the door on Monday evening as the door was locked from inside. He was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

PITB invites incubation applications

Lahore:December 14:Plan9, a tech incubator of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), has invited applications from interested Pakistani nationals above 18 years, both male and female, for the 9the cycle of incubation latest by December 20 to get the best network of professional mentors, exceptional networking opportunities at multiple events and workshops and get to be a part of international competitions and exchange programmes.

Professors protest rally today

Lahore:December 14:The Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association (PPLA) will hold rally against the Higher Education Department (HED), Punjab, today. The PPLA had earlier announced taking out the rally as a protest against the HED Punjab, observing that genuine demands of the college teachers were not being met. The association had also expressed concerns over more than 6,000 vacant posts in public colleges across the province and issues related to one-step upgrade, pay protection and MPhil and PhD allowance, etc.

signs MoU with Chinese university

Lahore:December 14:Government College University (GCU) on Tuesday has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), China, primarily for the faculty and student exchange. According to the MoU, the GCU would also extend cooperation to BFSU for establishment of a postgraduate Urdu Department and Quality Enhancement Cell for teacher evaluation and quality assurance of academic programmes. BFSU China University Council Chairman Prof Dr Han Zhen and GCU VC Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah signed the accord.

Punjab University Library

Lahore:December 14: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has inaugurated newly constructed second floor of Punjab University Library here on Tuesday. PU Registrar Prof Dr Liaqat Ali, University Law College Principal Dr Shazia Naureen Qureshi, Academic Staff Association President Prof Dr Sajid Rashid Ahmad, Secretary Dr Mahboob Hussain, Chief Librarian Haseeb Ahmad Pracha, Chief Engineer Faiz-ul-Hassan Sipra, heads of various departments and faculty members were also present.

School education: Officers summoned to discuss enrolment issues

Lahore:December10:All executive district officers for education in Punjab will sit together today to discuss improvements in school enrolment, getting brick kiln workers into schools, performance of teachers and other administrative matters. The EDOs have been advised to discuss the registration of students and ensure 10% increase in registration of students for 5, 8, 9, 10 grades as compared to the year 2016, according to the agenda of the meeting called by the Punjab school education secretary,

Childhood education rooms for 2,200 schools

Lahore:December10: Punjab School Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan has said that 2,200 more schools will get Early Childhood Education (ECE) rooms till March, 2017. He was speaking at the closing ceremony of two-week Early Childhood Education (ECE) training of 72 master trainers at Directorate of Staff Development (DSD) here on Friday. DSD Programme Director Saeed Ramzan, Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) Chairman Engr Qamar-ul-Islam and UNICEF Punjab Education Specialist Rubina Nadeem were also present on the occasion.

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