Hate literature: Call for reforming schoolbooks


Lahore:November 26:A research review on textbooks of Pakistan has concluded that some schoolbooks still contain discriminatory and hate-based material against the spirit of Article 22 of the Constitution and the UN Convention on Child Rights.
The report comprising work of various research institutes was launched during a ceremony on Friday by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).

Call to introduce ‘curriculum for compassion’ for equal growth

Lahore:November 26: Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) has urged the Punjab government to introduce a comprehensive “curriculum for compassion” to make Muslim and non-Muslim students competitive enough to access equal opportunity to progress in an inclusive society.

    The institute lauded the role of the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB) and the Punjab government for accommodating recommendations of various researchers for change/revision in curriculum and textbooks.

Private Medical Colleges to follow PMDC Policy

Lahore:22 November: Punjab Specialised Healthcare & Medical Education Secretary Najam Ahmed Shah has said Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) admission policy would be followed in the admission of private medical and dental colleges under University of Health Sciences Lahore.

In this connection, Provincial Admission Committee would also intimate PMDC regarding the violation of rules and regulations by few private medical and dental colleges for taking necessary action according to the law.

UHS approves Rs895.7m Budget

Lahore:22 November:The University of Health Sciences (UHS) Board of Governors (BoG) has approved Rs 895.700 million budget for the financial year 2016-17.

    According to a press release on Monday, the 36th meeting of UHS board was held on Monday which was chaired by Federal Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar. Other members who attended the meeting included Prof Malik Hussain Mubbashar, Zarine Aziz, UHS VC Prof Muhammad Aslam and representatives of provincial health and finance departments.

Seminar on role of ICT in agriculture held at PMAS-AAUR

Rawalpindi: November 19: Speakers at a seminar said that use of information & communication technology (ICT) in agriculture sector can help to enhance agricultural production. They stressed on the adoption of ICT techniques to spread useful agriculture information to farming community which could have huge impact on agriculture production in Pakistan.

PakTurk teachers ask govt to reconsider expulsion decision

Lahore:  November 19:With deportation staring them in the face, teachers, along with students and parents, of the PakTurk International Schools and Colleges continued their protest on Friday against the federal government’s decision to expel all Turk citizens associated with the educational group.

The students, parents and teaching staff of the Karachi-based PakTurk schools had organised a demonstration against the interior ministry outside the Karachi Press Club on Thursday, and they assembled at the same place on the second consecutive day to register their protest.

UET schedule for admission

Lahore:  November 19:University of Engineering and Technology (UET) on Friday announced schedule for admission to university’s postgraduate and MPhil programmes.

The admission forms can be submitted from Nov 28 to Dec 12, 2016.

Applicants should have at least 60 percent or CGPA 2.5 on the scale of 4.00 under semester system in MSc/BS Hons. The prospectus will be available at the UET admission portal http://admission.uet.edu.pk

Punjab using IT for education

Lahore:  November 19:Most of the current technology is designed primarily for the one billion people living in the developed world and not for the five billion people of the developing world.

The affordable smartphones when used may become a powerful tool for solving the core problems and fostering development in the poor countries as the Punjab government has been deploying it for the development of education, health and other social sectors for the last few years.

UHS allowed to complete admission

Lahore:  November 19:The Lahore High Court on Friday amended its stay order against the federal government’s policy of admission regulation at private medical colleges and allowed University of Health Sciences to go on with students who sought admissions on the basis of MCAT (Medical College Admission Test).

    Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) had filed a civil miscellaneous application requesting the court to make the stay order clear as a large number of students had been affected due to suspension of the policy.

Pakistan Naat contest at University of Veterinary Sciences

Lahore:November 18:  All Pakistan Qirat and Naat contest was held at University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) on Thursday.

    A large number of students from various universities from all over the country participated in the contest. In Qirat contest, Muhammad Abdullah (University of Sargodha) bagged first position, Muhammad Aamir (Government Collage University) second while Talha Farooqui (University of Engineering and Technology) stood third.

Punjab University MA Exam Resulas Announced

Lahore:November 18: Punjab University Examinations Department has declared the results of MA Arabic Part-II annual examination 2016, MA Diplomacy & Strategic Studies Part-II annual examination 2016, MA Education (General) Part-II annual examination 2016, MA Fine Arts Part-II annual examination 2016, MA French Part-II annual examination 2016, MA International Relations Part-II annual examination 2016, MA Punjabi Part-II annual examination 2016, MA Physical Education Part-II annual examination 2016, MA Persian Part-II annual examination 2016, MA Philosophy Part-II annual examination 2016,


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