US university official visits University of Veterinary Sciences

Lahore:17 January:A delegate from University of Oklahoma, the US, visited University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) City Campus and called on Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Masood Rabbani. According to a press release, the delegate, Dr Ali Imran, agreed to collaborate with UVAS in future. The UVAS VC briefed him about the UVAS academic, research and training programmes, clinical services, diagnostic lab facilities, national and international collaborations and other curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Canada-based poet for truthful verses at launch of six collections

Lahore:17 January:It was a unique launch ceremony that was held at the Arts Council of Pakistan on Thursday night – for a total of six collections of poetry by a poet were launched at the event. The publication of six books by the same person at the same time must sound strange, but upon knowing that the poet lived in Canada and had decided to have all her poetry that she had composed over around two decades, one finds her six books coming out together alright.

Attock schoolteacher booked, suspended for striking student

ATTOCK:16 January: A school teacher was booked and suspended from service on Wednesday for allegedly subjecting a minor to corporal punishment during class for not learning his lessons. Sources said that a five-year-old student at the government high school number 2 went to school on Wednesday. There, his teacher, Ijaz, subjected him to severe punishment for not learning his lesson including beating him with a stick on his face and other parts of the body.

P&DB, GC University to collaborate Education for research

LAHORE:16 January:The Punjab Planning and Development Board (P&DB) and Government College University (GCU) Lahore are going to set up the Social Policy Advisory Board (SPAB) and the Social Policy Advisory Council through Education (SPACE) for research, evidence generation and dissemination, reviews and assessment of public sector programmes on social sector development, public financial management and governance.

Punjab University, US university sign MoU to promote education

LAHORE:16 January:Punjab University and Michigan State University (MSU), the US, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote education and training with regard to the psychiatric and psychological issues of students. The MoU signing ceremony was held at Vice Chancellor’s Office in which PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmad, MSU’s Assistant Prof Dr Farha Abbasi, Faculty of Life Sciences Dean Prof Dr Firdaus-e-Bareen, External Linkages Director Dr Sobia Khuram and Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP) Associate Professor Dr Rafia Rafique were also present.

Punjab University associate degree

Lahore:16 January:According to the recommendations of Academic Council, Punjab University Syndicate has approved that candidates of MBBS, BDS, Pharm D and general nursing will have to attempt the subject of BSc English only for associate degree in science. Therefore, the candidates can register themselves for associate degree in science with single fee i.e. 3,720 till January 27, 2020. Details are available at the PU website www.pu.edu.pk.The news.

Youth urged to become Friends of Police

RAWALPINDI:16 January: In a bid to engage youth for curbing crime, the Rawalpindi police have kicked-off a ‘Friends of Police’ campaign on Monday. “The youth is playing a critical role in eliminating crime from the society,” remarked City Police Officer (CPO) Ahsan Younas at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) on Monday as he formally kicked off the campaign. The CPO said a new policy was being introduced so that students can play an effective role in society as volunteers and friends of the police.

Rawalpindi Medical University signs MoUs for research

Rawalpindi :15 January: The administration of Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU) signed three memorandums of understanding with three different institutions including two universities here at the old campus of Rawalpindi Medical College on Tuesday in the area of research and development particularly involving Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Bio-medical Image Processing.

GC University wins first prize on dengue research

LAHORE:15 January: Government College University (GCU) Zoology Department’s research on “transfection of locally isolated Wolbachia in Aedes aegypti” has won the first prize and cash award of Rs 100,000 at international conference on "Dengue Prevention and Control" organised by the Punjab government here at a local hotel. Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid handed over the cash award to principal researcher Prof Dr Nusrat Jahan at the concluding ceremony of the conference held under the auspices of provincial Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department.

In Rawalpindi Schools reopen after winter vacation

Rawalpindi:14 January: After three-week winter vacation, all public and private schools reopened here on Monday. Thin presence of students witnessed in all public and private schools because of heavy rain and cold. On the other hand, Higher Education Department (HED) Punjab has refused to extend winter vacation second time despite Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) warned to continue severe weather till January 22.

Federal Board Islamabad SSC Exam Date

Islamabad:14 January:The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) has announced the start of the Secondary School Certificate Part I and II annual examinations on March 4. According to the FBISE, the last date for the submission of admission forms along with triple fee was January 10. However, the forms can be submitted to the board ‘as soon as possible’ along with four times fee.

In Punjab Schools reopen

Lahore:14 January:After extended winter vacation, public and private and private schools reopened across Punjab on Monday. However, a thin attendance was recorded at most of the schools particularly because of heavy rains on early Monday morning. The winter vacation was observed in all public and private schools from December 12, 2019 to January 5, 2020. However, the vacation was extended from January 7 to January 11, 2020 because of the severe weather conditions.

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