Minister’s Hijab plan for college girls dropped

Lahore: march:15:A proposal by Punjab Higher Education Minister Syed Raza Ali Gillani to make Hijab necessary for college girls backfired and was “dropped” soon after it circulated on social media on Tuesday.
Minister Raza Ali Gillani while addressing the Divisional Directors (Colleges) meeting at the committee room of Lahore Board on Tuesday had said the observance of Hijab be made necessary for college girls and that five percent grace attendance should be accorded as consolation in case of any shortage in minimum required attendance.

Punjab University’s Competition:

Lahore: march:15: The final round of Punjab University’s inter-departmental Sofiyana & Arifana Kalam competition 2017 was held on Tuesday.Among boys category Muhammad Haroon, Muhammad Awais, Zartaj and Zafar Abbas Jaffery clinched first, second, third and fourth positions respectively while in girls Zainab Rehman, Saba Butt, Mehak Azam and Shabana Abbas obtained first, second, third and fourth position respectively.

Punjab University Exam

Lahore: march:15:Punjab University’s Examinations Department has issued the schedule for submission of admission fee and forms for BS (4 year programme) 5th and 7th semester examination 2017. According to details, last date for submission of admission forms for said exams is March 24. The date of commencement of said exams will be announced later. The details are available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk.The news.

Aga Khan University Hospital opens two new Medical Centres

Rawalpindi:March 15: The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) has opened two new medical centres to provide consulting clinics, vaccination, radiology, laboratory and pharmacy services in Rawalpindi, Lahore, and surrounding areas.

The inauguration of these centres coincides with AKUH Clinical Laboratories’ accreditation from the College of American Pathologists, an internationally recognized standard for clinical laboratories. For patients, this means timely and more accurate diagnosis.

Special secy school education made OSD

Lahore:14 March:Special Secretary School Education Imran Sikander has been made Officer on Special Duty (OSD), due to his nomination for a training course. In this regard, Services & General Administration Department (S&GAD) has issued a notification on Monday.

GCU: A delegation of senior professors from French universities visited the Government College University (GCU) on Monday to explore opportunities for joint degree programmes, research collaborations and students’ cultural exchange.

Experts urge varsities to develop expertise in maths

Lahore:March 14:Experts emphasised the importance of mathematics and urged universities to develop expertise in the subject as it is essential for emerging fields such as data science.

They were speaking at the third international conference on pure and applied mathematics. It was held by the University of Management and Technology’s (UMT) Centre for Mathematics and Its Applications (CMAP) on Monday.

For students, mathematics as a way of thinking

LAHORE::March 14:A Canadian educational organisation is set to start a programme in Lahore aimed at teaching mathematics as a way of thinking rather than a subject. The ‘Spirit of Math’ programme will start at two schools this month.

While talking with The Express Tribune, Kirsti Langen, the academic director for Pakistan, hoped the programme would bring about a change in how maths was perceived among children and parents in the country.

Winter Games 2017: Shehbaz sees off differently-abled athletes

Lahore:March 14:Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif hosted the differently abled athletes of Pakistan’s Special Olympics squad before their departure for the World Winter Games 2017 in Austria.
The Chief Minister’s Special Monitoring Unit (SMU) in Punjab has started an initiative to encourage participation of differently abled youth in globally acknowledged sports events.
On Friday, Shehbaz invited three athletes, their families, coaches and staff for Special Olympics to honor them prior to their departure.

Mini Olympics: ‘Students the beacon of hope

Lahore:March 14:Students should give a message of hope to the country and the nation through positive activities, said Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir.
He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of mini-Olympics at the Punjab University College of Information Technology (PUCIT) New Campus on Monday.
Dr Zafar lauded the college administration and students on successful and colourful arrangements of the event. He said the passion of students was a clear proof of Pakistan’s bright future, adding his policy was merit which was already implemented in PUCIT.

Mini Olympics: ‘Students the beacon of hope

Lahore:March 14:Students should give a message of hope to the country and the nation through positive activities, said Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir.
He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of mini-Olympics at the Punjab University College of Information Technology (PUCIT) New Campus on Monday.
Dr Zafar lauded the college administration and students on successful and colourful arrangements of the event. He said the passion of students was a clear proof of Pakistan’s bright future, adding his policy was merit which was already implemented in PUCIT.

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