‘Vocational education gateway to progress

Lahore:18 August:Executive Director, National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema has said that technical and vocational training in different useful trades is playing an important role to eliminate unemployment form the country.

He said this while awarding certificates to the students, who completed one year training in Fashion & Textile designing under Prime Minister Hunarmand Programme, during a convocation in a private vocational training institute here on Wednesday.

Girls grab top positions in HSSC Part-II exams

Rawalpindi:August 18:The girls following their traditions once again attained first top three positions in the Higher Secondary School Certificate Part-II Annual Examination of Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education.

    The examinations were held in the months of April to June this year.

    The overall pass percentage of regular and private candidates, including ex-candidates, remained 74.33 per cent in the examination this year.

Teachers take your job Seriously

BAHAWALPUR:17 August:The government will disburse development funds to heads of schools directly so they can initiate projects according to needs and requirements, Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan said on Tuesday. “The idea is to make the schools’ environment pleasant and conducive to children’s education.”

Mashhood was addressing a training session of newly-appointed educators from various schools at the Government Girls High School, Khanpur. The minister said that the budget for education this year was the highest it had been in the last decade.

Teachers’ Course Ends In Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi:August 17:The creation of Pakistan was a unique historical achievement of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah who organised the Muslims of the sub-continent into a nation and by leading them to create an ideological country.

    This was stated by Anjuman Faizul Islam, Rawalpindi, President Mian Muhammad Siddique Akbar in his address at the concluding session of teachers’ orientation course and Independence Day of Pakistan at Faizabad Center of the Anjuman.

Rich tributes paid to Riphah University’s founding chancellor

Rawalpindi:August 17:Riphah International University organised a full reference ceremony in memory of its founding chancellor late Major General (r) Muhammad Zulfiqar Ali Khan at Almizan Campus here.

A large number of people belonging to various walks of life including medical professionals, educationists, friends and family members of the late general attended the reference.

Punjab signs accords to facilitate development process

Lahore:August 17:The Punjab government on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and a Letter of Understanding (LoU) with the Health Services Academy (HSA), Islamabad.

On behalf of the Punjab government, Member (Health) P&D Board Dr Shabana Haider signed the MoU and LoU. Dr Syed Turab Hussain, associate professor signed the MoU on behalf of Mahbub-ul-Haq Research Centre, LUMS while Dr Saima Hamid, assistant professor and registrar signed the LoU on behalf of HSA, Islamabad.

Reply sought on plea to Extend Vacation

Lahore:August 17:The Lahore High Court on Tuesday sought reply from the Punjab government on a petition moved to extend summer vacation in the wake of alleged rising tide of children kidnapping in various parts of Punjab.

    Javed, a local resident, filed the petition and submitted that summer vacation had ended up. Millions of children would attend the schools but there were no security arrangements for the children students, he said.

Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education Lahore Chairman Appointed

Lahore:August 17:After a lapse of a year and a half, the Punjab government has formally posted a regular chairman at the Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore.  Prof Ch Muhammad Ismail joined the office of the BISE Chairman on Tuesday. Earlier, he served as Director of Education (Colleges), Multan. Dr Muhammad Nasrullah Virk served as acting chairman of the board after his tenure expired on March 28, 2015. He is considered among competent officers of the department and is likely to be posted at Directorate of Staff Development (DSD).The news.


School teacher leaves servant black and blue

DERA GHAZI KHAN:16 August:An eight-year-old household help was beaten up badly on Monday by an English teacher at a Daanish School. The child’s family said they would not take action against the teacher.

The child had been doing chores in the kitchen when she accidently dropped a pot of milk. Sadia Nazir, her employer, beat the girl up badly for “wasting milk”. The girl ended up with black eyes and a swollen face. Nazir took her to the school dispensary at Daanish School for treatment.

Murree teacher’s suicide? SCBA contests police claim

NAB launches book for primary level children

Lahore:15 August:Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad, Finance Minister Ayesha Ghaus Pasha, the Planning and Development Board chairman, the secretaries of School Education, Local Government and Health Departments, the Punjab Information Technology Board chairman and the National Engineering Services of Pakistan managing director attended the meeting. Minister Tanvir Aslam Malik participated in the meeting via video link from the Commissioner’s Office in Rawalpindi.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 14th, 2016.

Rs15b to be spent on building classrooms: Shahbaz

Lahore:15 August:Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday approved the Khadim-i-Punjab Schools Programme under which additional classrooms would be constructed at schools. The chief minister chaired a meeting in which he also approved design of the classrooms.

He told the participants that thousands of classrooms would be constructed at a cost of Rs15 billion. He said the classrooms would be built in 16 southern Punjab districts on a priority basis. “The provincial government has been working on a programme aimed at providing quality education and missing facilities at schools.”

Students and their teachers attended Independence Day celebrations at University of Education.

Lahore:15 August:A large number of students and their teachers attended Independence Day celebrations at the University of Education.

Vice Chancellor Rauf-i-Azam hoisted the flag. “Pakistan is a blessing of God. We must follow Jinnah’s principles of unity, faith and discipline to achieve success,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 15th, 2016.


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