UET delegation of 26 students departed to Quetta

Lahore:August 13:Technology, Lahore, departed to Quetta via Azadi Train to participate in different events related to Independence Day over there.

According to a press release, UET Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Fazal Ahmed Khalid while talking to the students before their departure said, "Pakistan is everything for us and we should perform our duties with unity to make Pakistan strong so that we may strengthen identity and dignity of our land."The news.


Universities hold walks ahead of I-Day

Lahore:August 13:Punjab University (PU) organised a walk in connection with Independence Day celebrations on Friday.

The walk started from the Undergraduate Block and culminated outside the Institute of Education & Research (IER) at New Campus.

Speaking on the occasion, PU Acting Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Kamal said the whole nation was united against its enemies, adding that their dreams to divide the country would never come true. He said it was essential to promote education culture for the sake of country’s progress and to eradicate terrorism.

Hazrat Ayesha Siddiqa Model Degree College 60 teachers complete training

Lahore: August 12:The four-day training for 60 selected teachers conducted by Hazrat Ayesha Siddiqa Model Degree College concluded here on Thursday.

    Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Chairman Saiddique-ul-Farooq was the chief guest at the concluding ceremony while the college principal, Bushra Mujahid, Vice-Principal Uzma Khizar, other faculty members and participants of the training were also present.

    Siddique-ul-Farooq distributed certificates among the participants of the training and lauded the efforts of the organisers.

Govt colleges directed to collect admission fee in their offices

Rawalpindi:August 11:Taking back the decision of submission of the admission fee in the banks, the provincial education department has directed the administration of the public sector colleges to collect admission fee of the students in their respective offices.

According to the directives issued by the provincial government, the students would now submit admission fee in the colleges because the earlier decision for submission of the fee in the banks has been taken back due to security reasons.

Shahbaz Sharif announced a free house, Rs 5 million, a laptop and lifetime free education for a rural female student, Nargis Gull

Lahore:11 August :Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has announced a free house, Rs 5 million, a laptop and lifetime free education for a rural female student, Nargis Gull, who obtained 1004 marks in the matriculation examinations.Nargis Gull who lives in a shanty in Thanil Fatoi village of Chakwal met Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif here on Wednesday. The CM congratulated her on obtaining 1004 marks in science subjects in Rawalpindi board and announced a free house on behalf of Punjab government for her.  He also gave her a cheque for Rs 5 million five and a laptop.

PakTurk schools principals replaced but BoD intact

Lahore:11 August:The management of the PakTurk Schools Wednesday replaced the Turkish principals with local senior teachers and vice principals of the schools across the country.

    The Board of Directors is, however, intact and overseeing day to day affairs of its educational institutions across the country while Turkish teachers would continue teaching as the board counts them among the strong points of the education system.

Turkish principals removed from PakTurk schools

Lahore:August 10: The management of the PakTurk Schools has removed the Turkish principals of 28 schools and colleges of the chain besides dissolving the board of directors (BoD) having representation of Turkish nationals.

The drastic change is being seen to thwart the likely handing over of the control of the school system to any organisation by the government.

A source in the federal government told Dawn that the Turkish government had suggested handing over of the chain to an international NGO having links with the Erdogan administration.

Tevta sends 38 skilled youths to Malaysia

Lahore:August 10:Technical Education and Vocational Training (Tevta) is sending a group of 38 skilled youth to Malaysia.

According to a press release, Tevta chairperson Irfan Qaiser Sheikh distributed visas among the successful Tevta graduates on Tuesday. He said the each individual would be given Rs 42,000 salary per month along with free medical, residence, food and transport facilities.

Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said sending 10,000 trained manpower abroad would overcome the deficiency of foreign exchange.

Students mourn loss of lives in Quetta bombing

Lahore:09 August:A group of students in Lahore held at demonstration at the Liberty Roundabout on Monday to mourn the loss of at least 70 lives in the suicide blast at Civil Hospital, Quetta.

The students were affiliated with the Democratic Students’ Alliance (DSA).They said they demanded the authorities concerned to protect and respect the constitutionally guaranteed rights of life and security of the Baloch people.

DSA member Ramis Sohail said they had gathered on a short notice to express solidarity with the bereaved families.

International Islamic University and Peshawar University Workshop

International Islamic University and Peshawar University  Workshop
 Lahore:August 09:A workshop on ‘Interfaith Harmony and Tolerance’ which was jointly organised by International Islamic University (IIU) and Peshawar University, ended on Monday.

    The three-day workshop was a joint effort of Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD) of IIU and Peshawar University’s Islamic Studies Department which was attended by the top management of the both institutions and famous scholars.


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