Call to include Punjabi in syllabus

LAHORE :12 January:12 January: A large number of people Saturday staged a rally for the inclusion of the Punjabi language as a subject in Punjab’s educational institutions. The rally started at Madhu Lal Hussain’s shrine and ended outside the Lahore Press Club. The participants in the rally carried placards and banners, inscribed with demands to make Punjabi as a compulsory subject from primary to graduation level. The rally was attended by rights activists, students, teachers and people from different walks of life. Ammar Shah Punjabi, chairman of Punjab National Movement, led the rally.

GCU celebrates birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Prof Khorana

LAHORE:10 January:Government College University (GCU) on Thursday organised a ceremony to celebrate the 98th birth anniversary of one of its most eminent alumni, Nobel Laureate Prof Dr Har Gobind Khorana. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi while speaking on the occasion announced that the GCU Lahore would soon establish a research chair at its Chemistry Department in the name of Prof Khorana.

President takes notice of Fuuast Unvarsity’s administrative crisis

Lahore:08 January:Taking notice of a story published in The News about an administrative crisis in the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (Fuuast) prevailing for two months due to non-appointment of the institution’s head, the President of Pakistan has appointed Professor Dr Arif Zubair the university’s acting vice chancellor. According to a press statement issued by the varsity on Tuesday, Professor Zubair has been made the acting VC for a period of six months.

Punjab govt extends winter vacation till January 12

Rawalpindi:07 January: On the directions of Punjab government, the local management has extended winter vacation due to severe weather. All private and public schools in Rawalpindi will reopen on January 13. The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rawalpindi Saifullah Dogar has issued directives to all private and public schools in this regard. He has ordered to close all private and public schools till January 12.

Schools closed again, will reopen on 13th

LAHORE:07 January:Owing to severe weather conditions, School Education Department (SED) Punjab has extended winter vacation for all public and private schools of the province till January 12. Now all schools in Punjab will reopen on January 13, 2020. Earlier, the schools reopened after annual winter vacation on Monday. However, a thin attendance of students was reported from most of the schools in the provincial metropolis and elsewhere in the province.

Punjab University awarded PhD degrees to four scholars.

LAHORE:05 January:Muhammad Irshad, son of Muhammad Rafiq, has been awarded a PhD in chemistry after approval of his thesis entitled “Developing Chemical Sensors for Monitoring Engine Fuel Quality,” Nadia Hassan, daughter of Hassan Muhammad, in biological sciences, Nadia Ayub, d/o Muhammad Ayub, in environmental sciences and Abdul Rouf, s/o Shams-ul-Haq, in the subject of Islamic The news.

PUnjab University syndicate approves several appointments,

LAHORE:05 January: A meeting of Punjab University (PU) Syndicate held on Saturday took up a number of important agenda items, including the proceedings of the selection board and appointment of directors/chairpersons of the university’s different colleges, institutes and departments. The PU Syndicate’s 1734th meeting was presided over by Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Niaz Ahmad Akhtar in which remuneration for heads of teaching departments was also increased from the existing Rs 5,000 to Rs 7,000.

Teacher body alleges favourtism in transfer facility

LAHORE:04 January:Muttahida Mahaz Asataza Punjab (MMAP) has alleged favourtism in online transfer facility for schoolteachers by blocking some schools. In a press release, MMAP Chairman Hafiz Abdul Nasir and others alleged the posts which were earlier visible on the online transfer system SIS of School Education Department (SED), including APS Boys High School, Model Town and Government High School Lakhodair and QAID Academy, were removed which caused serious concerns among the teaching community. They said the department had set Jan 5 deadline to apply online.The news.


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