Private medical colleges barred from admission

LAHORE:01December: The Lahore High Court Thursday reserved judgment on petitions challenging central admission policy of the private medical colleges and restrained the private colleges from offering admission and displaying merit lists. A division bench headed by Justice Ayesha A Malik and Justice Jawad Hassan heard the petitions moved by students and Young Doctors Association. During the proceedings, Advocate Ijaz Ahmad Awan who was representing the students submitted that the last date has been announced by the medical colleges to apply for admission.

10,000 to get CM’s e-Rozgaar Programme training

LAHORE:November 29: Around 10,000 candidates will complete training for CM’s e-Rozgaar Programme by February 2018. Number of candidates trained depends on the capacity of lab ranging from 100 to 300 in each cycle per centre. The CM’s e-Rozgaar Programme established by the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) aims to provide training to budding freelancers to help improve their skill set and assist them in earning a sustainable income and achieve upward economic mobility.

Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education practicals on Dec 6, 7

LAHORE:November 29: Educational institutions, including schools, colleges and universities which were closed, across Punjab, in the wake of sit-ins by religious parties will reopen today (Wednesday). Meanwhile, Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE), Lahore has issued revised schedule for those practical exams of Intermediate Supplementary Examination 2017, which were postponed owing to abrupt closure of educational institutions. The practical exams which were scheduled for November 27, and November 28, but were postponed, would be held now on December 6 and 7, 2017, respectively.

Teacher allegedly terminated for being Ahmadi approaches high court

Lahore:28 November:The Lahore High Court issued on Monday a notice to the Punjab secretary of the school education department on a petition by a teacher allegedly terminated for being an Ahmadi. Shaukat Rauf contended that he had been terminated without being given an opportunity of defence merely on a complaint lodged by a fellow teacher. The petitioner said he was a true Muslim having firm believe in finality of prophethood of Muhammad (PBUH) and had PhD degree in Islamiat.

PMDC starts action against colleges over admission policy

LAHORE:November 28: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and Ministry of Health (NHRS&C) have started taking action against the colleges, which are not following the centralised admission policy 2016. According to a press release issued here Monday, PM&DC President, in a statement, said that all colleges have to submit their student registration lists before 31st of March, 2018, for the session 2017 -2018 to Pakistan Medical and Dental Council after completing the admissions as per centralised admission policy 2016; otherwise, students shall not be registered with PM&DC.

PMDC starts action against colleges over admission policy

LAHORE:November 28: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and Ministry of Health (NHRS&C) have started taking action against the colleges, which are not following the centralised admission policy 2016. According to a press release issued here Monday, PM&DC President, in a statement, said that all colleges have to submit their student registration lists before 31st of March, 2018, for the session 2017 -2018 to Pakistan Medical and Dental Council after completing the admissions as per centralised admission policy 2016; otherwise, students shall not be registered with PM&DC.

150 students remained stranded on Gujranwala station for hours

GUJRANWALA:27 November: More than 150 school children among other passengers on board a train from Abbottabad to Lahore remained stranded for hours at a railway station in Gujranwala on Sunday as the railway track was closed owing to countrywide protest against the crackdown on Faizabad protesters. Students and teachers were from a private school in Lahore, who had gone for a trip to Abbottabad. They were on their way to Lahore when their train was stopped in Gujranwala around noon due to protest on the railway track in Shahdara.

All schools closed for two days

LAHORE:27 November: After clashes broke out throughout the province on Friday, the Punjab government on Sunday decided to close down all public and private schools in the province. The announcement came from Punjab School Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed, who confirmed the development to The Express Tribune. The decision has been taken because of the law and order situation in the province and possible protests in the coming days, he said. Schools will remain closed on Monday, November 27 and Tuesday, November 28. All schools have been ordered to open from Wednesday, November 29.

Educational institutions to remain closed for two days

Rawalpindi:27 November: All public and private schools, colleges and universities in the province including Rawalpindi will remain close today (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday) due to the law and order situation in the province particularly the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Punjab government on Sunday decided to close down all educational institutions and a notification has been issued in this regard. Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashood Ahmed has confirmed that all educational institutions (public and private) in the province will remain close on November 27 and 28.

Punjab University held written test for recruitment on various posts

Lahore:27 November: Punjab University (PU) administration held written test for recruitment on various posts at the university’s Wahdat Road Examinations Centre. According to PU Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, more than 900 candidates appeared in the written test for the posts of assistant registrar, assistant controller, assistant treasurer and school teacher at PU Laboratory High School. Meanwhile, PU Exam Department has declared the result of BSc (Engg.) Chemical Engineering 8th Semester examination 2017. The detailed result is available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk.

University of Health Sciences Exams postponed

LAHORE:27 November: All the theory and practical examinations scheduled to be held on November 27 and 28 under the University of Health Sciences (UHS ), have been postponed. In a press release issued on Sunday, UHS spokesperson said that new schedule for the examinations would be announced later. He said that as per the direction of Punjab Specialised Health Care and Medical Education department, the classes at the university would remain suspended on Monday (today) and Tuesday (tomorrow).The news.

Umer is a Lahore based artist Bachelor in National College of Arts

Lahore:27 November:Putting an artistic idea across on any medium is a tough job, but when the medium takes the form of metals the task at hand becomes all the more convoluted. Rather the art also takes the form of a sculpture and poses the centuries-old Platonic question about forms, whether any idea can ever be presented in its truest form or not.

Textbooks – kudos to Punjab

LAHORE:26 November:MANY think that our education rot is irreversible. Among countless other problems one stands out — school textbooks written and produced in Pakistan. These are probably the world’s worst. For decades, children have studied from books printed upon smudgy newsprint replete with mistakes, stuffed with materials containing hate against other peoples and religions, and impoverished of actual subject content.

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