Ambassador of Indonesia announced of special scholarships for VU students

Lahore:24 January: Iwan Suyudhie Amri, ambassador of Indonesia to Pakistan, visited Virtual University (VU), M.A Jinnah Campus here on Thursday. According to a press release, Ehsen Zafar Puri, director ICT, along with Mohsin Javed, registrar and others received the guest. The ambassador of Indonesia made announcement of special scholarships for VU students and staff members. The scholarships will cover tuition fee, living expenses, air fare and medical expenses.The news.

Punjab University organised an awareness workshop

Lahore:24 January: The faculty members and students at Punjab University’s Centre for Clinical Psychology (CCP) taking initiative for promotion of mental health organised an awareness workshop on “De-stressing the Stress” here on Thursday. The students from various universities in Lahore also participated in the event. Clinical psychologists briefed the audience about the stress, its impact on daily routine and the various techniques to manage it.The news.

GC University launched a campaign for teaching and learning experiences

Lahore:24 January: Government College University (GCU) here on Thursday launched a campaign “Know Your Sustainable Development Goals” for mainstreaming United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in teaching and learning experiences across the university. The campaign, jointly initiated by the university’s Environment Protection Society (EPS) in collaboration with the Green Box, is aimed at supporting and accelerating local and national capacity of key stakeholders, including teachers and students, to implement the SDGs.

Schools near Gaddafi Stadium to close at 11am

LAHORE:24 January: The District Education Authority (DEA) has directed the public and private schools in the surroundings of Gaddafi Stadium to observe school timings till 11am only due to the Pakistan-Bangladesh T-20 series starting Friday (today). Sources privy to the developments said owing to strict security measures to ensure safety to the visiting Bangladeshi team to play the T20 matches, the schools situated near Gaddafi Stadium would observe timings till 11am on Friday, Saturday and Monday.

Children’s literature festival Call to use power of pen to change world

Lahore: 23 January:Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) wrapped up at Children Library Complex here on Wednesday with children’s participation and agency being the most vibrant aspects of the fun-filled event. The two-day event organised by civil society organisation Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) and sponsored by different foundations.

Teachers protest PPSC condition for regularisation

LAHORE:22 January: A large number of schoolteachers blocking the main road outside the Punjab Civil Secretariat strongly protested against the School Education Department for “ignoring” the issues faced by the teachers, including the condition of Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) for regularisation of their services. The demonstration which continued for quite some time caused severe traffic mess on Lower Mall, The Mall and other adjacent roads and localities. The demo was held on the call of Muttahida Mahaz Asataza Punjab (MMAP).

PU schedule for submission of admission forms for BA/BSc Annual Exam

Lahore:22 January: Punjab University (PU) has issued the schedule for submission of admission forms and fee for Associate Degree Arts/Science and BA/BSc Annual Examination 2020. The last date of submission of admission forms for Associate Degree in Arts/Science Part-I (for the candidates who passed Intermediate Examination in Supplementary Examination 2019), Associate Degree in Science, Special Categories (MBBS, BDS, Pharm-D, and General Nursing) and BA/BSc (Composite/Improve Division) is Feb 12, 2020 while the forms can be submitted with double fee till Feb 17.

GC University to open intermediate admission for girls soon

LAHORE:22 January:Government College University (GCU) has introduced a biometric attendance system on a trial basis for intermediate students. GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi stated this while addressing the faculty of intermediate studies at the university’s Faiz Seminar Hall. The GCU faculty deans and the intermediate studies director were also present.

University of Health Sciences approves affiliation of 29 institutes

LAHORE:21 January: The syndicate of University of Health Sciences (UHS) has approved the affiliation of 29 institutes for start of 56 new postgraduate and undergraduate programmes. The 58th meeting of UHS Syndicate was held here on Monday with Vice Chancellor Prof Javed Akram in the chair. The other members who were present included Prof Talat Naseer Pasha, Prof Khawaja Sadiq Hussain, Prof Humaira Akram, Prof Nadia Naseem, Prof Nasir Shah, Dr Asad Zaheer and representatives of Punjab Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education (SHC&ME) and Finance departments.

Virtual University inaugurated its new Data Centre in Lahore

Lahore: 21 January:Rector Naeem Tariq, Ehsen Zafar Puri, Director ICT, principal officers, deans, directors and staff of the university attended the ceremony. Focal person of the data center, Engr Syed Naushad, said, “This data center complies with security and threat advisories received from time to time from HEC and other government security agencies. The data center has been established indigenously, saving millions of rupees for the university,” he added.

Directorate of Federal Government Educational Institutions changes syllabus

Rawalpindi :19 January: The Directorate of Federal Government Educational Institutions (FGEIs) Cantts/Garrisons has decided to change the syllabus from class 1 to 8 with effect from next academic session 2020-2021. According to a spokesman, the decision has been taken after a series of sessions held by committees of subject specialists and experts on curriculum review.

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