Punjab University to probe controversial PhD admissions at ICS

Lahore:October 13:According to the MoU, PU would forward the credentials entered by students to NADRA and NADRA would send verification report against each data in a few days. Dr Nasir said that the MoU was a part of administration’s vision to introduce digital reforms in the university and replace obsolete existing system with the modern ones. The meeting also explored further options of cooperation in various fields of mutual interest.Published in The Express Tribune, October 13th, 2017.

Security measures at Category A schools

LAHORE:October 13:The Punjab government directed officials to ensure security measures at Category A schools of the province remained in line with the recommendations of law enforcement agencies (LEAs). According to a letter sent to all District Education Authorities (DEAs) Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), the Punjab School Education Department (SED) had ordered a fresh security audit to observe security measures as per standard operating procedures (SOPs) that were put in place. Flawed audit oversight system in Pakistan

Punjab University withholds canteen contracts

LAHORE :October 9:Abnormally high bids for some canteens of Punjab University (PU) has put the university administration in a fix which has now decided to withhold the process to award contracts, it is learnt. Through newspaper advertisements, the PU Resident Officer-1 had invited sealed bids for 25 different spots at the varsity including canteens, tuck shops, motor mechanic workshop, fast-food and juice and photocopy shops, etc. with October 6 as the closing date.

World Teachers' Day observed at Alhamra Hall

LAHORE:07 October: World Teachers' Day was observed on Thursday by paying tribute to the teachers in the provincial capital, as a number of ceremonies were held to focus on the importance of teachers. Different organisations as well as educational institutions and teachers unions held seminars, walks and other events to mark the day, while the School Education Department (SED) organised a major ceremony at Alhamra Hall.

University of Faisalabad’s failure to display results on website irk students

FAISALABAD:03 october:The scholars included Faizul Hassan Shah from the National Institute of Food Science and Technology, Zeeshan Aslam from the Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences, Zulqurnain Khan from the Centre of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Ghulam Abbas from the Institute of Animal and Dairy Sciences, Asma Irshad from the Department of Biochemistry and Ummara Batool from the Department of Zoology.Published in The Express Tribune, October 3rd, 2017.

Six awarded PhD degrees by University of Agriculture Faisalabad

FAISALABAD:03 october:At least six scholars were awarded PhD degrees by the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) on Monday. The total number of PhDs from UAF rose to 1,587. A spokesman of the university said that on the recommendations of external examiners and after fulfilling all the requirements, the UAF vice-chancellor issued directives to issue PhD degrees to six scholars who passed their final examination in 2017.

Punjab University awards five PhD degrees

LAHORE:October 3:The Punjab University (PU) awarded five PhD degrees on Monday to scholars in different fields. Mahwish Bashir was awarded the degree in the subject of Solid State physics Microelectronics/Nanotechnology after approval of her thesis entitled “Stabilisation of Zirconia Using Different Experimental Methods and their Applications.” At the same time, Marium Muhammad Hussain was given her doctorate in International Relations on her thesis entitled “Role of India in Afghanistan and the Changing Regional Security Scenario of South Asia: Implications for Pakistan (2001-2014)”.

Interns to make up for college teachers’ shortage

LAHORE:October 3:The Punjab government has initiated a College Teaching Interns (CTI) programme to compensate the lack of staff in colleges across Punjab. Teachers, however, believe the initiative will not be as useful as it was launched too late into the academic year. According to the initiative, the college head will produce a report of staff shortage in their respective colleges. Consequently, interns would be hired after walk-in interview. College teachers to protest new HED policy today

Surprise visits: 24 teachers suspended over absenteeism

FAISALABAD:October 3:Chief executive officer (CEO) Education has suspended 24 male and female teachers of four schools on charge of absence from duty without permission and without informing the department formally. A spokesperson for the education department said on Tuesday that Education CEO Javaid Chishti conducted surprise visits to four schools and found 24 teachers absent from duty.

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