Architectural style calligraphy showcased at RAC

Rawalpindi:October 05:In connection with the sacred month of Muharram-ul-Haram, a calligraphic exhibition by Abbottabad based senior calligrapher Jahanzeb Malik was arranged under the auspices of Rawalpindi Arts Council here on Tuesday.

Member Punjab Assembly Raja Muhammad Hanif Advocate accompanied by Naheed Manzoor, Aftab Ahmed Khan, Mansoor Rahi, Director NCA Nadeem Umer and Resident Director Waqar Ahmed inaugurated the exhibition.

GC University debating society bagged 270 national awards

Lahore:October 05: Government College University Debating Society (GCUDS) has bagged 270 national oratory awards during the academic year 2015-16.

The laurels include 50 coveted team trophies, 9 runners-up trophies, 2 third-position trophies, 93 best speaker awards, 65 second-position awards, 48 third-position and 3 consolation prizes, which were won at various declamation, parliamentary, recitation and poetry competitions at the national level.

38 students get laptops under Prime Minister’s scheme

Lahore:October 05:Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design (PIFD) distributed 38 laptops among students under phase-2 of Prime Minister Laptop Scheme on Tuesday.

Punjab Population Welfare, Environment Protection and Higher Education Minister Begum Zakiya Shahnawaz was the chief guest. Nazir Hussain, Regional Centre HEC, Director General, Prof Hina Tayyaba, Vice Chancellor, PIFD, Prof Shaista Vine, Registrar PIFD, Attitque Ahmed, Director Administration PIFD, senior faculty members and students were present.

World Teachers’ Day

Lahore:October 05:With thousands of vacant teaching posts in public schools and a whopping 30 percent of primary schools with only one teacher, Pakistan observes World Teachers’ Day 2016 on Wednesday (today).

While Pakistan’s education system is marred by multiple problems including low budgetary allocations, low quality of education, access to schools and societal issues, the shortage of teachers remains a challenge.

GM appointed to Daanish authority ‘against criteria’

Lahore:October 05:Punjab Daanish Schools and Centres of Excellency Authority has appointed General Manager (Engineering) who does not meet the criteria required for the post in 2015, The News has learnt.

The authority had advertised slot of GM engineering in 2015 with criteria of upper age limit to 60 years at least 25 years civil construction works.

Notification in admission case suspended

Lahore:October 04:The Lahore High Court Monday suspended a notification of Punjab Higher Education Department wherein admission in intermediate (first-year) was barred.

The court directed Faisalabad Education Board to entertain admission of a student (petitioner), who passed his matriculation in 2011, for intermediate (medical group). Muhammad Irfan stated through his counsel that he could not continue his education after matriculation due to financial constraints.

Minister stresses safety Training

Lahore:October 03:Punjab School Education Minister Rana Mashhood has said there is a dire need for promoting importance and significance of safety programmes among the youth.

He said this at the concluding day of two-day School Safety Programme organised by Pakistan Red Crescent Society. He said in the wake of prevailing security situation the school safety programme was launched under which safety training was imparted to students and teachers. He lauded the role of Pakistan Red Crescent Society in this regard and appreciated its relief and rehabilitation activities.The news.

HED yet to issue NOCs to 23 Colleges for BS Admissions

LAHORE:October 03:The administration of 23 public colleges of Punjab, selected to offer BS 4-Year Programmes from this year, is in a fix as the Higher Education Department has yet to issue NOCs to these colleges to start the admission process.

The admission season for 2-Year Bachelor Programmes (BA/BSc) and BS 4-Year Programmes (BS-4YP) starts well before the declaration of result of Intermediate examinations across the province. This year all the nine Boards of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISEs) of Punjab declared the Intermediate results on September 17.

HEC shuts down 34 postgraduate programmes

Lahore:October 02:The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has decided to wind up 19 PhD, 15 MS and MPhil programmes at various public and private universities in Punjab on the varsities failure to fulfil minimum requirements.

As per data provided by the HEC, a copy of which is available with The Express Tribune, 31 PhD, 26 MS and MPhil programmes have been shut down at universities across the country with a large number of them based in Punjab.

International Workshop of University of Engineering

Lahore:October 02:A two-day international workshop on mining technology was held by Department of Mining Engineering of University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, in partnership with Dassault Systèmes GEOVIA, France, at Transportation Engineering Hall at the campus.

The objective of the workshop was to introduce latest mine design software in Pakistan. This was the first ever mining workshop to be held in Pakistan by GEOVIA. The event provided the mining fraternity with a unique insight into two of the worlds’ leading mining software solutions - GEOVIA Surpac™ and Minex™.

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