Irked by fee spikes, parents set to stage protests

LAHORE:28 august:Parents of children studying in private schools have again decided to mount a protest campaign against fee spikes by what they call the ‘private school mafia’. They maintained that some schools increased fee by as much as 15% during the current academic year. According to the Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Promotion and Regulation) Bill (Amended) 2015, they are allowed a five% increase. Most parents believe that the government should strictly monitor and curb such undue increase in fees. K-P’s new voucher scheme targets out-of-school children

Roots Garden Schools celebrate Independence Day

Rawalpindi:August 28:Independence Day was celebrated in all branches of Roots Garden Schools / Roots DHA I/ IVY schools with full zeal and zest. The main objective of this event was to inculcate patriotism and moral values in students and love for the country. The interesting and vibrant event spanned over the whole day, during which Pakistan Flag was hoisted, colourful banners /bunting had been prepared, pictures and posters of Great Leaders of Pakistan were displayed.

Smart School students achieve new heights

LAHORE:26 august:The Smart School High Achievers Ceremony held at The City School DHA campus Lahore on August 22 commemorated the brilliant performance of students in matriculation and PEC board examination. Ever since its inception in 2012, The Smart School students have been showing continuous enhanced performance in each passing year. Matriculation result 2017 is another episode of the tradition of merit adhered and followed. Across central region The Smart School overall result is 100%.

Information Technology University Orientation

LAHORE:26 august: Information Technology University (ITU) is holding an orientation week for the successful candidates who got admission in its BS, MS, Executive MBA (EMBITE) and PhD programmes starting from August 26. The orientation sessions will give an opportunity to the new entrants for an introduction to the faculties, student rules and regulations, degree road maps, specialisation tracks and the facilities at the university’s Arfa Software Technology Park (ASTP) campus.

Teachers demo for upgrading of posts

LAHORE:25 august: Dozens of schoolteachers staged a demonstration on Thursday and protested against the Punjab government for delaying upgrading of teaching posts and ignoring their other issues. The demo was held outside the Lahore Press Club on the call of Punjab Teachers Union (PTU). Similar protest demonstrations were held outside press clubs in different cities of the province. Carrying banners and placards the schoolteachers came hard on the Punjab School Education Department for ignoring what they termed their just demands including upgrading of posts.

Online system receives 246,544 applications

LAHORE:25 august: s many as 651 public colleges across Punjab have received 246,544 applications since the launch of intermediate level admission cycle 2017 on July 27, 2017 through Online College Admissions System (OCAS). The OCAS has been developed by Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) for Higher Education Department (HED) for processing admission applications for FA, FSC, ICS programmes. Over one million applications have been processed through the online system in the past few years.

Pakistan Independence Day ceremony at a private college

LAHORE:25 august: Punjab Minister for Higher Education Syed Raza Ali Gillani has said Pakistani youths are the most intelligent among all the nations and future of the country is in safe hands. Addressing the students at Pakistan Independence Day celebrations ceremony held at a private college on Wednesday, the minister said the youth needed to be optimistic as the country had achieved a lot during a short period since independence in 1947. Rector of the group of institutions, Prof Amjad Ali, presented the welcome address.

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