Teacher turns ‘tormentor’ of schoolchildren

SAHIWAL:16 April: A primary schoolteacher allegedly beat her five young students, locked them up in a room for hours and struck their names off the rolls on suspicion of their involvement in stealing her mobile phone. A teacher of the Government Girls Primary School, Rehmat Shah village (Pakpattan) lost her mobile phone during last week. She grilled her students Kalsoom Bilal, Mahnoor, Laiba, Aisha Riaz and Sana Farooq and allegedly locked them up in a room after beating them. Going a step further, the teacher expelled the five students from the school.

Educational reforms: Teachers must focus on skill building of students

BAHAWALPUR:16 April:Teachers should focus on promoting positive, constructive & progressive abilities and skill building of the students in order to make them good human beings. Minister for State, Interior & Higher Education Baleegh-ur-Rehman made these remarks while speaking as a chief guest at a concluding session of three-day national workshop on educational planning & management through software data management. The event was held at Ghotvi Hall, Islamia University, Bahawalpur on Sunday.

On IJT’s call, PU seeks action against Pakhtun

LAHORE:16 April:The Punjab University administration bowed down to the demands of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT) and forwarded an application to the Iqbal Town precinct to take action against five Pakhtun students allegedly involved in the March 21 clash. Late Thursday, the IJT announced a protest outside the PU campus for Friday to condemn the varsity’s action against its members, terming it ‘one sided’. However, the varsity administration was able to convince IJT not to take to the streets and accepted their demands.

Banning student events: IJT to challenge government’s decision at LHC

LAHORE:14 April:The Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT) has decided to challenge the Punjab government’s decision to bar student bodies from conducting functions at public varsities of the province. The decision came in the wake of a letter sent to all vice chancellors of public sector universities in the province asking them that all activities should be held with the administrative control of vice chancellors.

Campus politics: No ban on rallies can stop IJT from protest

LAHORE:14 April:A right-wing student organisation staged a demonstration over the situation in Syria inside the Punjab University campus despite a ban on all student activities enforced by the administration. On Thursday, the Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba – the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) – managed to gather a number of students, who marched from department to department, condemning a purported chemical weapon attack in the war-ravaged Middle Eastern country.

UVAS consultative meeting on meat export

LAHORE:14 April:University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore organised a consultative meeting on “Emerging scenario in regional meat market and role of Pakistan” here Thursday. According to a press release issued here, Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS Pro-Chancellor Syed Babar Ali and UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha (SI), co-chaired the meeting and sought suggestions and technical inputs from the relevant stakeholders about the emerging scenario in regional meat market and role of Pakistan for enhancement of meat export in international market.

87,000 kids of kiln workers enrolled in schools

LAHORE:14 April:Minister for Schools Education Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan has said the Punjab government has paved the way for total elimination of child labour from brick-kiln industry through sustained reforms aiming at providing free educational facilities to children. It is heartening that as much as 87,000 children of brick-kiln workers have been enrolled in different government sponsored schools for getting free education espoused by the Punjab government.

GC University intellectual property Workshop

LAHORE:April 14:A one-day training workshop was held on Thursday at the Government College University (GCU), Lahore on ‘Intellectual Property’ to guide the university faculty and postgraduate scholars in registering their intellectual property rights i.e. patents, copyrights, trademarks and industrial designs. According to a press release issued here, the workshop was organised by the university’s Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) in collaboration with the Intellectual Property Organisation (IPO)-Pakistan, a government body working under the Commerce Division.

Prize Distribution Ceremony in honour of top five position holder Students

LAHORE:April 14: Punjab University Department of Economics organised a prize distribution ceremony in the honour of top five position holder students of first and third semester session 2016-2018 at Al Raazi Hall here on Thursday. According to a press release issued here, Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir, Dean Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences Prof Dr Nasira Jabeen, Incharge Department of Economics Mrs Kalsoom Zulfiqar, Javed Akhter, senior faculty members and a large number of students were present on the occasion.

Valuing the power of writing in communication

Lahore:April 14:We have to be cognisant of the fact that writing has its own indispensable importance and we could never underestimate its importance in communication in this age of overwhelming technology. This exhortation was made by former Senator Javed Jabbar while inaugurating the First National Dialogue on Writing Centres at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi on Thursday. The day-long programme was sponsored by the Ardeshir Cowasjee Centre for Writing, an adjunct of the IBA.


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