Tevta to start Chinese language, other courses

Lahore:December 09: Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) with the collaboration of Jinan University, China, will promote Chinese language and other vocational training courses in its institutes.

Promotion of Chinese language in Punjab will lead towards formation of an effective economic block in the region through a long-term partnership of Pakistan with China.

World Philosophy Day discussion at GCUniversity

Lahore:December 09: A panel discussion on the topic “Self-Actualisation and Authenticity” was held at the Government College University (GCU) in connection with the World Philosophy Day on Thursday.
Prof Dr Mirza Ather Baig, eminent philosopher and writer of famous novel Ghulam Bagh (The Garden of Slaves), chaired the panel discussion organised by Lahore Philosophy Department and Brett Philosophical Society. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah and philosopher poet Dr Alwin Vincent Murad spoke.

IQRA Literacy Program launched

Lahore:December 08:The launch of the IQRA Literacy Program was announced at a ceremony held at a local hotel on November 30, 2016, by Deaf Reach Schools, a project of Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF).

Designed exclusively for Pakistan by WISE award-winning Dr Ricardo Rosas and a team from Santiago, Chile, in collaboration with Deaf Reach, the IQRA program is innovative software that teaches reading and writing skills to deaf children, according to a press release issued by the FESF on Wednesday.

University of Institute of Chemical Engineering debate

Lahore:December 08: University students from Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology Abdul Haseeb and Muhammad Ehtisham Javed were declared best speakers and won team trophy in All Pakistan Debate Competition at Government Post Graduate College, Bhakkar.

According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, Punjab University Vice-Chancellor has congratulated both the students on this achievement.The news.

Student exchange programme: Degree course in plant sciences launched

FAISALABAD:07 December: The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad and Dalhousie University, Canada launched a joint degree programme in BS Plant Sciences on Tuesday.

The launching ceremony was chaired by UAF Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan while Dr Qamar Zaman and Dr G Christopher Cutler from the Dalhousie University, Canada also spoke on the occasion.

SLS School holds badminton tournament

Rawalpindi:December 07:A four-day Inter-campus Badminton Tournament was held at Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School, says a press release.
Pakistan Badminton Federation Vice President Mian Waqas Masood was the guest of honour to witness the exciting final matches and to award trophies and certificates to the winners. The competition was held between 18 branches with a total of 328 students participating with 168 girls and 160 boys competing in the singles and doubles category.

Tributes paid to Josh Malihabadi at RAC

Rawalpindi:December 07: Josh Adabi Foundation in collaboration with Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) here on Monday arranged Josh Qaumi Adabi Conference to mark 123rd birth anniversary of the revolutionary poet Josh Malihabadi.
Senator Najma Hameed presided over the conference while MNA Tahira Aurangzeb and senior poet Prof. Dr. Ehsan Akbar were guests of honour accompanied by Chairman Josh Adabi Foundation Dr. Ghazanafar Mehdi and President Farrukh Jamal.

64 schools to be issued Warning

Rawalpindi:December 07: The district administration has decided to write warning letters to 64 schools to improve their security arrangements in line with the directives of the Punjab government otherwise these would not be allowed to operate anymore.

District Coordination Officer (DCO) Rawalpindi Talat Mehmood Gondal during a high-level meeting reviewed the reports presented by the intelligence agencies in which 64 schools — 29 A Plus and 45 A category — are vulnerable to terrorist threats due to unsatisfactory security arrangements.

Colleges of Twin Cities live painting Ccompetition

Rawalpindi:December 07:The students from different colleges of the twin cities, Rawalpindi and Islamabad, skilfully painted the ‘mountain culture’ in an oil-on-canvas painting competition.
The contest was organised here on Tuesday in collaboration with the Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) in connection with the on-going 6th Pakistan Mountain Festival, the annual flagship event by the Development Communications Network (Devcom-Pakistan) to commemorate International Mountain Day.

GB college faculty Training

Lahore:December 07: The first phase of training for senior college faculty including principals of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) started at University of Education (UOE) Township Campus on Tuesday. UOE Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Rauf-i-Azam chaired the inaugural ceremony of the first phase training organised in collaboration with Higher Education Department (HED) Punjab.

Action against School Heads

Lahore:December 07:School Education Department Punjab continued action against school heads over poor results and dropouts and ordered disciplinary proceedings against over 100 teachers.
This action will be taken under PEEDA Act 2006. The Schools Department had earlier announced transfer of the heads of schools for poor performance but later the chief minister directed the department to proceed against the head teachers as their transfer would be injustice with students where they were being transferred.

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