Government College University donation

LAHORE:February 13: The Mustafa Mohyuddin Syed Memorial Fund Monday donated Rs2.5 million to the Government College University Endowment Fund Trust (GCU-EFT) for the scholarships of financially-challenged students. Trustees of the memorial fund Rukhshanda Wasif and Rafia Hussain handed over the donation cheque to GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah here. GCU-EFT trustees Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman and Zia Haider Rizvi and Executive Committee Secretary Prof Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt were present.

QAU ranked among Asia’s top 100 varsities

Rawalpindi:10 February:Quaid-i-Azam University has broken into the top 100 universities of Asia while it is listed among the top 500 in the world, according to the latest rankings issued by the Times Higher Education (THE) at the 2018 Asia Universities Summit in China, local media reported on Thursday. This year, Pakistan only had one varsity in the top 500 and a total of four in the top 1,000 universities in the world.

Punjab Textbook Board introduced a chapter Women’s rights included in syllabus’

LAHORE:10 February: Punjab Textbook Board introduced a chapter titled "gender equality and protection of women’s rights" in the secondary school curriculum. PCSW Project Manager Ms Zainab Jafri said this during an awareness session conducted by Punjab Commission on the Status of the Women (PCSW) at a school at Township. Talking to the students, Ms Zainab Jafri said education was the foundation for civic participation. She said schools were influential in shaping students' views and perceptions. Moreover, environment in schools provides safe spaces where all students can learn, she added.

Women to be confined to teaching primary

LAHORE:February 9:PML-N MPA Joyce Rofin Julius, who is the parliamentary secretary for school education, confirmed that the Punjab government revised its policy by deciding that women teachers will only teach at primary boys’ schools. Responding to a query in the house, she added no women would teach at boys’ high schools after 2018. She was responding to Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) MPA Dr Waseem Akhtar, who, during the question hour session, raised a strong objection over attempts to develop a mixed culture of men and women in society. He said such integration led to cases of rape and murder.

Royal Colleges of Physicians organises 4th MRCP Paces Course

Rawalpindi:February 9: A five-day Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCP UK) Paces Course was organised by Rawalpindi Medical University here at New Teaching Block in Holy Family Hospital. Rawalpindi Medical University organised the course, 4th of a series under the leadership of Vice Chancellor RMU and Chief Executive Allied Hospitals Professor Muhammad Umar. PACES (Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills) is designed to test the clinical knowledge and skills of trainee doctors who hope to enter higher specialist training in UK.

GCU among 350 top Asian universities

LAHORE:February 8: The Times Higher Education Asian University Rankings 2018 Wednesday ranked the Government College University (GCU) 351+ in its latest rating. The GCU, last July, was ranked 1001+ in worldwide rankings by Times Higher Education. However, in the worldwide list, GCU had stood 683rd on the basis of its international outlook among all the world universities. “We have been sending data to Times Higher Education for many years, but it was the first time in July 2017 and second time in February 2018 that GCU was listed among international universities,”

Good riddance?: Mobile phone use banned at college

Lahore:February 6:“It is true that the college has its own code of conduct, but it is incomprehensible to create panic and then bash the phones for all to see,” she said. “I think they want to act like some kind of moral police,” the student claimed. “It is strange that Avicenna has such rules when government or private universities allow cellphones,” she said, adding, “Instead of imposing a draconian code of conduct, they should try to convince students by giving them logical arguments.” Varsity staff’s lense

Video of college staff bashing students' cellphones in Lahore goes viral

LAHORE:February 6:A recent video in which a local university staff member in Lahore can be seen bashing cellphones has gone viral on Monday. The incident which took place at the Avicenna Medical College, struck fear into the hearts of students as the act was deemed a form of moral policing by staff. A student posted the video on twitter, saying that varsity administration hauled up the phones during routine inspection and proceeded to destroy them.


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