Additional classrooms project to start from South Punjab

Lahore:04 November : Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that programme of construction of more than 10,000 additional classrooms has been evolved under “Khadim-e-Punjab Schools Programme” which will be started from Southern Punjab and implemented in phases.

    He said that due to this programme, boy and girl students would avail better educational facilities and would be motivated towards their studies due to best educational environment.

HEC to ease visa process for foreign students

Lahore:04 November: HEC to ease visa process for foreign st  : Higher Education Commission (HEC) plans to launch one-window operation with the support of authorities concerned to make visa processing easy for foreign students desirous of studying in Pakistan.

The information was shared by HEC Chairman Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed in a meeting with Ambassador of Yemen to Pakistan Mohammed Motahar Alashabi who visited Higher Education Commission on Wednesday.

Private medical colleges to admit students on open merit

Lahore:November 06:Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister on Health Kh Salman Rafique has said that under the directions of the chief minister, admissions to private sector medical and dental colleges will be made according to the policy of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), based on open merit.

    Punjab has become the first province to implement PMDC criteria, he added.

Private medical colleges to admit students on open merit

Lahore:November 06:Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister on Health Kh Salman Rafique has said that under the directions of the chief minister, admissions to private sector medical and dental colleges will be made according to the policy of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), based on open merit.

    Punjab has become the first province to implement PMDC criteria, he added.

Govt offers INGOs to build hospitals, Medical Colleges

LAHORE:02 November : The Punjab government has decided to offer non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from various countries to establish state-of-the-art hospitals and medical colleges in different areas of the province on a public-private partnership basis.

This was decided during a meeting of a special committee to discuss health reforms strategy and to review arrangements of the upcoming tour of technocrats of the health sector to Ankara and Istanbul next week.

Pakistani students win bronze at iGEM World Championship

Lahore:02 November :Twelve Pakistani undergraduate students have won a bronze medal in the iGEM World Championship Jamboree in Boston, United States.

In a first, 12 Pakistani students set to compete in iGEM world championship

The team consisted of five girls and seven boys from across the country, including Karachi, Hyderabad, Lahore, Kalat, Swat, Waziristan, Mardan and Peshawar. The project that won the medal was sponsored by Directorate of Sience and technology Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and was supported by Cecos University.Express News.
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English Language Teachers Conference Ended

Lahore: October 31:The 32nd Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers (SPELT) Conference ended on Sunday evening with speakers and panelists expressing concerns over the way standards in written and spoken English were going down.

Noted Barrister Shahida Jamil, instructor in legal English at the SM Law College, in a panel discussion titled ‘English as an interdisciplinary medium’, narrated how students in her class were shy of asking questions or making comments for fear that they would be laughed at.

Board of Intermediate Education chairman Postings

Lahore: October 31:The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Lahore, chairman has posted officials against two vacant posts, including the PRO.

Sources in the board said the new incumbents were from lower service scale which has raised concerns among the employees. Mian Murtaza will now work as public relations officer while Arif Mahmood as state officer.The news.

Prize-Distribution Ceremony of Skills Competition

 

Lahore: October 31:National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Executive Director Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema has said there is a huge demand of skilled workers in various fields in the country and abroad.

    Speaking at a prize-distribution ceremony of skills competition among students who completed their training under Prime Minister Youth Skills Development Programme here on Sunday, he said that the future skilled workforce would earn more than doctors and engineers and no one would remain unemployed.

Teachers divided over protests

Lahore: October 31:Teachers are divided over holding a protest ampaign on Monday (today) as one group has announced postponing demonstrations in view of prevailing circumstances and section 144 and the other group is adamant to hold peaceful protests outside press clubs across the province.

    All Asataza Alliance Punjab (AAAP) has postponed its protests scheduled while the Grand Teachers Alliance Punjab (GTAP) announced that it would hold protests as per schedule already announced.

Gandhara University may be Renamed

Lahore:October 30: An advisory committee formed by Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) on Saturday proposed changing the name of Gandhara University, Taxila, with Buddha or Siddharat University as a university with the name of Gandhara already existed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to a press release, it was proposed in the meeting of the advisory committee held with ETPB Chairman Siddiq-ul-Farooq the chair.

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