World Teachers’ Day

Lahore:October 05:With thousands of vacant teaching posts in public schools and a whopping 30 percent of primary schools with only one teacher, Pakistan observes World Teachers’ Day 2016 on Wednesday (today).

While Pakistan’s education system is marred by multiple problems including low budgetary allocations, low quality of education, access to schools and societal issues, the shortage of teachers remains a challenge.

GM appointed to Daanish authority ‘against criteria’

Lahore:October 05:Punjab Daanish Schools and Centres of Excellency Authority has appointed General Manager (Engineering) who does not meet the criteria required for the post in 2015, The News has learnt.

The authority had advertised slot of GM engineering in 2015 with criteria of upper age limit to 60 years at least 25 years civil construction works.

Notification in admission case suspended

Lahore:October 04:The Lahore High Court Monday suspended a notification of Punjab Higher Education Department wherein admission in intermediate (first-year) was barred.

The court directed Faisalabad Education Board to entertain admission of a student (petitioner), who passed his matriculation in 2011, for intermediate (medical group). Muhammad Irfan stated through his counsel that he could not continue his education after matriculation due to financial constraints.

Minister stresses safety Training

Lahore:October 03:Punjab School Education Minister Rana Mashhood has said there is a dire need for promoting importance and significance of safety programmes among the youth.

He said this at the concluding day of two-day School Safety Programme organised by Pakistan Red Crescent Society. He said in the wake of prevailing security situation the school safety programme was launched under which safety training was imparted to students and teachers. He lauded the role of Pakistan Red Crescent Society in this regard and appreciated its relief and rehabilitation activities.The news.

HED yet to issue NOCs to 23 Colleges for BS Admissions

LAHORE:October 03:The administration of 23 public colleges of Punjab, selected to offer BS 4-Year Programmes from this year, is in a fix as the Higher Education Department has yet to issue NOCs to these colleges to start the admission process.

The admission season for 2-Year Bachelor Programmes (BA/BSc) and BS 4-Year Programmes (BS-4YP) starts well before the declaration of result of Intermediate examinations across the province. This year all the nine Boards of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISEs) of Punjab declared the Intermediate results on September 17.

HEC shuts down 34 postgraduate programmes

Lahore:October 02:The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has decided to wind up 19 PhD, 15 MS and MPhil programmes at various public and private universities in Punjab on the varsities failure to fulfil minimum requirements.

As per data provided by the HEC, a copy of which is available with The Express Tribune, 31 PhD, 26 MS and MPhil programmes have been shut down at universities across the country with a large number of them based in Punjab.

International Workshop of University of Engineering

Lahore:October 02:A two-day international workshop on mining technology was held by Department of Mining Engineering of University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, in partnership with Dassault Systèmes GEOVIA, France, at Transportation Engineering Hall at the campus.

The objective of the workshop was to introduce latest mine design software in Pakistan. This was the first ever mining workshop to be held in Pakistan by GEOVIA. The event provided the mining fraternity with a unique insight into two of the worlds’ leading mining software solutions - GEOVIA Surpac™ and Minex™.

Role of Women’ awareness lecture held at FJWU

Rawalpindi:01 October:Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi with the collaboration of National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Islamabad has organized a lecture on ‘Say No to corruption and Role of Women’.

This lecture was held in the University’s Old library’s extension here on Thursday. The theme of the lecture was the role of future mother/wives and young women in ending corruption. NAB Director General Aliya Rashid was the chief guest and resource person of the lecture. The ceremony started with the recitation of the Holy Quran.

Champion’ teacher to implement child mental health plan in schools

Rawalpindi:01 October:The ‘champion’ teachers trained by the national trainers in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region (WHO EMRO) manual School Mental Health Programme (SMHP) here at the Institute of Psychiatry and WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Research and Training at Benazir Bhutto Hospital would implement the programme in their respective schools of Rawalpindi district under constant supervision of the trainers.

PU’s Hailey College of Commerce Anti-corruption Seminar

Lahore :October 01:Punjab University’s Hailey College of Commerce and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) jointly organised a seminar to create awareness against corruption at the college’s Seminar Hall on Friday.

According to a press release, Faculty of Commerce Dean Prof Dr Hasan Mobeen Alam,  NAB Deputy Director Sajid Ali, faculty members and a large number of students were present.

The speakers said corruption was one of the major problems being faced by the country. They stressed the need to fight it collectively.The news.

Child mental health plan to be launched in Schools

Rawalpindi:October 01:The ‘champion’ teachers trained by the national trainers in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region (WHO EMRO) manual School Mental Health Programme (SMHP) here at the Institute of Psychiatry and WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Research and Training at Benazir Bhutto Hospital would implement the programme in their respective schools of Rawalpindi district under constant supervision of the trainers.

Room of VC office to review security arrangements

Lahore:September 30: On the instructions of Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, a meeting was held on Thursday at committee room of the VC office to review security arrangements on September 30.

PU Registrar Prof Dr Liaqat Ali, deans of all faculties, principals of colleges, Chairman Hall Council Prof Dr Abid Hussain Ch and senior administrative officers were present. The meeting decided that PU will remain open on September 30, university buses would be operated and university employees will remain present as per routine.The news.

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