Buzdar orders 20% cut in private school fees

LAHORE:07 April: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar announced a 20% cut in the fee of private schools and said that no school would be allowed to receive full fee during the lockdown period. The announcement was made during a media briefing on Monday. “No private school will collect the full fee of more than one month,” he warned, adding that the private schools have also been barred from firing their staff. Jobs of staff members will be given protection and the education department has been ordered to take immediate steps in this regard, the CM directed.

Virtual-classrooms shall open for our teaching and learning communities

Lahore:05 April: we are ready says the progressive minded CEO Faisal Mushtaq. He further explained, we look forward to our visible-classrooms, but until then the virtual-classrooms from home under the supervision of the family shall remain open for our teaching and learning communities nationwide. – Faisal Mushtaq The writer is a globally celebrated educationist, a former minister and 500 Influential Muslims of the world.The news.

ZUEB starts online classes for students of affiliated institutions

Lahore:05 April: The Ziauddin University Examination Board (ZUEB) has started online classes for the students of its affiliated institutions amid the coronavirus lockdown. In a statement issued on Friday, ZUEB Chairman Professor Anwar Ahmedzai said the board had already issued its examination schedule which would be followed. He said the purpose of the online classes was to assist the students of the affiliated educational institutions for the exams.

TCF launches Rs500m COVID-19 Response Appeal

Lahore:05 April: The Citizens Foundation (TCF) has launched Rs500 million COVID-19 Response Appeal to battle the impact of the coronavirus crisis in Pakistan. The organisation will be dedicating 20 per cent of all zakat, sadaqah and donations received during the crisis to provide essential relief to the impacted communities and for the support of frontline healthcare professionals and volunteers.

Scientists at Faisalabad univeristy prepare locally-produced sanitisers to tackle COVID-19

University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF)/Handout via The News FAISALABAD:05 April: Scientists at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) have developed and introduced a safe, effective hand sanitiser based on their own research, with the product conforming to the World Health Organization's quality standards.

Punjab University organised an online kitchen gardening training programme

Lahore:03 April: Punjab University’s Institute of Agricultural Sciences (IAGS) has organised an online kitchen gardening training programme in order to promote healthy activities for the people at home in the prevailing situation. In this regard, IAGS Director Prof Dr Saleem Haider, faculty members, including Moazzam Anis, Dr Mubeen Sarwar, Dr Shafiq and MPhil scholar Arsalan gave hands-on training for growing organic food at home to a large number of participants who were connected through social networking software.

Court moved against private schools for demanding fee

LAHORE:02 April: The Lahore High Court has been asked to restrain all private schools from demanding fee from their students during the period of coronavirus lockdown. Since the pandemic hit Pakistan, all educational institutions are closed and students are at homes, so all overhead expenses including utility bills apart from salaries of teachers and employees are almost zero, states an application filed by Judicial Activism Panel (JAP) in a pending contempt petition seeking action against the private schools for violating the court’s order on fee issue.

Governor opens Corona Telemedicine Centre at FJMU

LAHORE:02 April:Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has inaugurated Corona Telemedicine Center at Fatima Jinnah Medical University (FJMU) Lahore on Wednesday. Talking to media on this occasion, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar said we also invite the opposition to join us in the fight against corona pandemic. The entire world has given in to this dreadful virus as coping with it is no more an easy task and situation in America is also before all of us.

Punjab studies chloroquine as possible treatment for COVID-19

LAHORE:01 April: The Punjab government has stepped up its efforts in making a breakthrough in finding a cure for COVID-19, the mysterious disease which has so far infected more than half a million people and claiming lives of nearly 40,000 in 202 countries and territories around the world. Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has vowed to exhaust all available resources for research in this connection. Provincial health minister, Dr Yasmin Rashid has also said that chloroquine phosphate, touted as a potential cure to the novel coronavirus, could be used to treat the infected patients.

Higher education institutions suspend operations until May 31

LAHORE:01 April:In pursuance of the instructions by the Punjab government in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have suspended their academic operations and closed down until 31st May, 2020. A meeting of following committee constituted by Punjab Higher Education Commission was held here Tuesday to discuss online teaching learning process during this period and to assess readiness of universities for preparation to upload lectures/course materials/assignments on Learning Management System (LMS).

Higher education institutions suspend operations until May 31

LAHORE:01 April:In pursuance of the instructions by the Punjab government in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have suspended their academic operations and closed down until 31st May, 2020. A meeting of following committee constituted by Punjab Higher Education Commission was held here Tuesday to discuss online teaching learning process during this period and to assess readiness of universities for preparation to upload lectures/course materials/assignments on Learning Management System (LMS).

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