Media role in science stories discussed at Forman Christian College

Lahore:March 18:Forman Journalism Society and Alif Ailaan (Pakistan’s campaign for education reforms) organised a panel discussion “Media’s role in promoting science and scientific education in Pakistan” at Forman Christian College’s Mass Communication Department here on Friday.
The discussion was aimed at disuccing the role media could play in highlighting science related stories.

A ceremony at GC university to distribute laptops in 38 MPhil

Lahore:March 18:A ceremony was held in Lahore sub-campus of a university to distribute laptops in 38 MPhil students under the Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme here on Friday.
Punjab Minister for Higher Education Syed Raza Ali Gillani was the chief guest of the ceremony. Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Chairman Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin was also present.

Punjab University Officers promoted

Lahore:March 18:Ten senior most admin officers of Punjab University (PU) have been promoted to the posts of assistant registrar, assistant treasurer and assistant controller.
Abdul Rehman, Muhammad Yaqoob and Khalid Mahmood have been promoted as assistant controller, Mushtaq Ahmad Tahir, Muhammad Younis, Muhammad Zia Ullah Ch and Gul Muhammad Khan as assistant treasurer, Khan Muhammad and Shoukat Ali as assistant registrar. Anwar Ahmad Khan has been promoted as Assistant Director.The news.

Class 9 exams from Today

Lahore:March 17:The matriculation (Class-10th) annual examination 2017 conducted by the Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE), concluded on Thursday.Meanwhile, the Class-9th examination will commence from Friday (today). A spokesperson of BISE Lahore said foolproof security would be ensured at the examination centres while section 144 had also been imposed in and around examination centres in the board’s jurisdiction.The news.

IT University Punjab access to 142,000 e-books Digital library

Lahore:March 17:Information Technology University (ITU) Punjab has managed to extend access to 142,000 e-books through ITU digital library in Arfa Software Technology Park campus.
According to a press release, the online access to e-books covers a wide variety of content across all important subject areas and fields. This huge online source is an opportunity for optimum use by the students and other interested persons.

B-Tech results of several government colleges of technology

Lahore:March 17:The B-Tech results of several government colleges of technology in Peshawar, particularly of UET, raise questions regarding the performance of the provincial government in the education sector. The 1st and 2nd year results of the 2015-2016 session – 33 percent and 38 percent respectively – highlight the negligence of the government in providing students with quality education. Before the general elections of 2013, the PTI manifesto focused on the importance of education. However the present scenario is completely different from what people had envisaged.

Low literacy Govt should take serious action to solve this issue

Lahore:March 17:The problem of low literacy affects Pakistan economically and socially. According to the Human Development Report 2016, only 49.9 percent of the population in Pakistan is literate. The numbers can further be broken down: 33.8 percent of the female population and 47.18 percent of the male population is literate. These figures are not at all flattering.

GovernmentSchools

Lahore:March16:The government schools in Pakistan are like orphans. In the absence of local ownership, these schools are essentially run via remote control by generalist officers of the civil service from the provincial capital. They determine the financial and human resources that are needed, the time period for the closure of schools, transfers and postings of teachers and whether or not a statement of new expenditure is worthy of approval.

Rs6 billion scholarships for girl students of 16 districts: CM

LAHORE:March16: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has launched “Khadam-e-Punjab Zewar-e-Taleem Programme” in 16 districts of South Punjab under which educational scholarships worth Rs6 billion will be distributed every year in girl students and the program will benefit more than 460,000 students. Also, it has been decided to include students of madrassas in the laptop scheme.

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