Cracks appear in new building of nursing college in Rahim Yar Khan

RAHIM YAR KHAN:10 February: Cracks have started appearing in the newly-constructed building of the Shaikh Zayed College of Nursing (SZCN). The construction of the double-storey building of the college was started a few years back along with the hostels of the Shaikh Zayed Medical College Hospital (SZMCH) and it was completed last year with the cost of Rs145m.

Trauma life support course held in CPSP

LAHORE:10 February:The Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course was held under the auspices of College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) under directorship of National Residency Programme Prof Mahmood Ayyaz. The international-recognised course is now available for local Pakistani doctors for their capacity building. CPSP has now introduced the latest 10th edition of the course in the country. Pakistan is the first country in the South Asian region which had done so.

Seerat conference at University of Education

LAHORE:07 February:The 4th Annual Seerat Conference was held at University of Education, Township Campus here on Thursday. Renowned scholar Dr Raghib Naeemi, Prof Maulana Yousaf Khan, Prof Dr Akhtar Hussain Azmi, Head of Seerat Chair Dr Muhammad Ashraf, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha and a large number of students and teachers attended the conference held under the theme “The Reasons of Extremism and its Prevention in the light of Seerat-un-Nabi (PBUH)”.

Students in a fix as Mianwali varsity found to be unrecognised

MIANWALI:06 February: Nearly 3,000 students of the University of Mianwali are concerned and uncertain about their academic future after they found out that their university is not recognised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and their degrees will not be accepted anywhere. This gloomy picture of a state-run university should be an eye-opener for the Punjab government and needs its prompt attention to provide relief to the students.

PM inspected Vocational Training Institute Multan

MULTAN:06 February: Punjab Minister for Prisons Zawar Hussain Warraich inspected proposed site for establishing vocational training institute here on Wednesday. The land for vocational training institute is located at Chak 325. According to official sources, the minister instructed officials concerned to submit case with additional deputy commissioner revenue. He also issued instruction for completion of paper work for execution of the project.He stated that provision of technical education was top priority of the incumbent government.The news.

Oxford University Press develop science framework

LAHORE:04 February:Oxford University Press has won a competitive tender by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to develop the science framework for PISA 2024. The OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is widely acknowledged as the benchmark for evaluating education systems across the world, examining students’ knowledge of mathematics, reading and science. It provides a comprehensive international assessment of the skills 15-year-olds need in order to further academic education before entering the workforce.The news.

Punjab University seminar

LAHORE:04 February:A seminar on “Awareness Raising Sessions on Safe, Informed and Legal Migration” was held at the Punjab University’s Department of Gender Studies (DGS). The speaker, Rana Imran Arshad, informed the students that there were six types of visas which could be applied to enter into any foreign country. He said in Pakistan, 90pc visa applicants were the one who go overseas for work, 7pc for studies and 3pc sought permanent migration. The department’s faculty members and students attended the seminar.The news.

Punjab University to receive online forms of affiliated colleges

LAHORE:04 February:For the first time Punjab University (PU) Examinations Department will receive admission forms of students of affiliated colleges online in various degrees. The measure has been taken on the directions of PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad to facilitate students and administrative staff of affiliated colleges, who had to visit the university’s New Campus for this purpose from various parts of the country.

Community service week celebrated at Sadeeqa High School

Rawalpindi:01February:All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School celebrated Community Week, says a press release. The SLS Harley Street Montessori Branch celebrated this week with a lot of passion. The week-long celebrations included several activities like collecting donations to help the underprivileged section of the community, sharing food baskets, tea party with the school staff, appreciation station for everyone offering their services to the community and a special morning assembly.

Date to apply for college posts extended

Lahore:01 February:The Higher Education Department (HED) Punjab has extended late date for submission of applications for the posts of director colleges till February 7, 2020. Earlier, the last date to apply for the posts was January 24. Sources in the HED Punjab said unexpectedly a low number of applications were received, therefore, the department decided to extend the date.The news.

Punjab University student picked up by 'unidentified men

Lahore: 31 January:A Punjab University MPhil student who was allegedly picked up by "unidentified men" in Lahore early on Thursday morning has returned home, his family said. Mohsin Abdali, who is completing his MPhil in Agricultural Sciences at the university, was allegedly abducted by unidentified men from his residence in Lahore. An initial report of the incident, a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, was submitted by Abdali's family to Baghbanpura police station for the offence of kidnapping.

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