ITU partners with online course provider

Lahore:February 27:Information Technology University (ITU) has entered into a groundbreaking partnership with edX—a non-profit founded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to integrate online courses from the world’s best universities into its degree programmes.

Created in 2012, edX is a leading online learning destination and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) provider offering high quality courses in a very diverse range of practices from the best universities and corporations in the world to learners across the globe.

Education key in eliminating terrorism from country’

Faisalabad:24 February:Education works as an engine to weed out terrorism from the country. We need to develop the entrepreneurial skills among the youth so that they become the job providers rather than seekers.

These views were expressed by experts during a seminar titled ‘Youth-let Change Making’on Wednesday. The event was arranged by the department of sociology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad.

The speakers said, “Reduction in unemployment would help eradicate the wave of terrorism in the country.”

LUMS annual book fair 2017 attracts bibliophiles galore

Lahore:24 February:The Lahore University of Management Sciences’ (LUMS) Gad and Birgit Rausing Library organised its annual book fair on Thursday.

A statement issued on Thursday said the objective was to build love for reading among students by providing them with easy access to a wide range of quality fiction and nonfiction books.

The LUMS library holds a book fair each year. In 2017, the varsity exhibited books by leading local and international booksellers and publishers at specially discounted prices for students.

Punjab University Exams schedule:

Lahore:February 24: Punjab University’s Examinations Department has notified that the BA/BSc Part-I & II Annual Examinations 2017 will commence from April 19 and April 5, 2017 respectively while BA/BSc (Composite) Annual Examination 2017 will also commence from April 5, 2017.
Meanwhile, Punjab University Examinations Department has declared the results of BS Applied Geology second Prof Annual Examination 2016 and BSc Medical Laboratory Technology (4-year programme) Part-II second Annual Examination 2015.The news.

Use of drugs by BZU students growing: report

Multan:February 24:Use of drugs by students, especially of Fine Arts, of Multan’s Bahauddin Zakariya University is on the increase, reveals a secret inquiry to probe such reports.
Sources told The News that in such a report the Special Branch had informed the Chief Minister about the development at the largest university in South Punjab, who subsequently directed the Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) to hold a secret inquiry into the same and submit a report accordingly.

Punjab University bids farewell to 1,454 graduates

LAHORE:February 23:As many as 1,454 degrees, medals and prizes were distributed among graduates at the Punjab University’s 125th convocation on Monday.
A total of 126 PhD, 738 MPhil/MS, 238 master’s, 178 undergraduate degrees and 174 medals were awarded during the ceremony.
Punjab Higher Education Minister Syed Raza Ali Gillani presided over the ceremony organised at the Punjab University Faisal Auditorium and congratulated the degree holders and medal winners.
1,395 students awarded degrees at Hamdard University convocation

The festival will also focus on local languages.

Lahore:February 22:The fifth edition of Lahore Literary Festival (LLF) is all set to once again bring together literati from around the world on one platform.

This year’s LLF is scheduled to be inaugurated on Friday with a keynote address by Zehra Nigah followed by historian Peter Frankopan, the author of The Silk Roads. The event will formally begin on Saturday and conclude on Sunday. The line-up of panelists includes eminent names from Pakistan as well as Lebanon, Syria, Indonesia, South Africa, Germany, the US and the UK.

LHC directed FPSC to conduct the CSS exams in Urdu

Lahore:February 22:The LHC has directed the FPSC to conduct the CSS exams in Urdu from 2018. This decision is a step taken to promote the national language, but there are some loopholes in the judgement. The question arises: Is this step taken to provide a chance to those who do not have enough capacity to master the English language and pass the CSS exam or is it to promote the Urdu language?

Mother Language Day observed

Lahore:February 22:International Mother Language Day was observed here by organising various events. The Punjab government announced awards for the promotion of mother language in the province.

This day is observed around the globe on 21st of February each year. It was observed across the world and likewise in Pakistan with the theme ‘towards sustainable future through multilingual education’.

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