Baloch students allowed to take entrance test

LAHORE:August 22:Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on the request of Balochistan Chief Minister Sana Ullah Zehri has granted permission to male and female students residing in Balochistan and holding domicile of Punjab to take entrance test of medical colleges arranged by University of Health Sciences. According to a handout issued Sunday, the spokesman informed that special relaxation of one day has been granted to those male and female students who did not submit their applications for participation in the test for admission in medical colleges of Punjab due to bomb blast in Quetta.

Deadline for transfer applications extended SED

Lahore:19 August:The School Education Department (SED) has issued a notification extending the deadline for applying for transfers till August 25.

The SED had earlier lifted the ban on transfer of teaching staff with effect from July 27. The SED had declared that the transfer policy formulated in 2013 would be followed in dealing with the request. Teachers seeking transfers had been told to submit their applications by August 13. The SED had told teachers that a merit list would be put up after their applications were scrutinised.

Education uplift projects for DG Khan announced

DERA GHAZI KHAN:19 August:The government is working on a policy to provide employment to the educated youth of Dera Ghazi Khan, Minister Rana Mashhood said at a meeting at the Fort Munro Jirga Hall on Thursday.

A special team will design an NTS exam for this. Preference will be given to intermediate candidates who would be appointed as coaches at educational institutes. Pass marks have been slashed from 50 to 45 according to a new policy but people from less developed areas will get further relaxation. He said exam centres for matriculation exams will be set up in the area.

Working children being enrolled

Lahore:19 August:Labour and Human Resource Minister Raja Ashfaq Sarwar said on Thursday the provincial government was determined to curb all kinds of child labour.

“The Punjab Restriction on Employment of Children Ordinance, 2016, will be enforced in its letter and spirit,” the minister said while chairing the second meeting of a steering committee, formed by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, to check child labour at auto workshops, hotels and restaurants, petrol pumps and service stations.

Poetic soiree held in Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi:19 August:No matter what the city’s air — the sunshine or rain — the venue is near or far-off, the Pindiites love to listen to poetry. Al-Qaim Hospital, Saidpur Road, took lead in hosting the all city ‘Mushaira’ held yesterday at its air-conditioned auditorium.

The ‘Mushaira’ was held in the backdrop of the centennial celebrations of the Farhat Literary Circle. It struck a chord with Pindiites. The mesmerised audience was hooked on to their seats. ‘Mushaira’ brought out some eccentrics as well but no poet’s feelings were hurt.

PEF enhances cash prizes for position-holder students

Lahore:19 August: Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has enhanced amount of cash prizes for position-holder students of its partner schools.

Now the overall first position holders of Boards of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISEs) and Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) exams would be given Rs 50,000 cash prize each. Similarly, Rs 40,000 will be given to overall second position-holder while Rs 30,000 will be given to third position-holder.

Lecture on Congo Virus with professors, physicians

Lahore:19 August: A team of experts from Turkey shared its experiences on Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) with professors, physicians and health administrators in Punjab in a consultative workshop on CCHF at a local hotel on Thursday.

    Due to a higher prevalence of CCHF, Turkey has abundant experience of dealing with the disease with three percent mortality rate, far less than other countries in the world. Given their success, the Punjab government requested the Turkish government to send their experts for experience-sharing sessions with Pakistani professionals.

Results of Class 9 Annual Exam declared on Saturday

Lahore:19 August: Results of Secondary School (Class 9) Annual Examination 2016 will be declared on Saturday (tomorrow).

    A spokesperson for Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE) said the educational institutions who want to avail the Computer Result CD may deposit Rs 100/- in HBL, Board Branch till August 19. The bank challan should be submitted in the Sale Depot of BISE, Lahore.The news.

British Firm to hire 5,000 Youths

Lahore:19 August:Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) will provide services of 5,000 youths to British 1st Company after giving them required training.

It was informed by Tevta Chairperson Irfan Qaiser Sheikh while addressing delegation of People 1st Company of British Council headed by Jane Rexworthy.

British People 1st Company has demanded 5,000 Tevta trained manpower in hospitality and salesman sector to provide them jobs in UK.

LUMS student is trying to transform lives through education

Lhore:18 August:Harbouring a dream, since he was only 16, this young student from Lahore established an organisation that aims to provide quality education to children from underprivileged schools.

Dream to Education For All (DEFA) provides quality education to local low-cost private schools. DEFA hopes to bridge the gap between  the privileged and the underprivileged, and instill in them a feeling of responsibility towards community.

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Private school de-sealed on assurance

Lahore:18 August:A private school in Johar Town sealed on Wednesday for not paying commercialisation fee was de-sealed after the administration gave in writing an assurance to the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) that they would clear the dues soon.

The brief episode caused inconvenience to some parents. They had to return to the Askari Public School sometime after dropping their children in the morning on watching private television channels running a report about children ‘left locked inside’ the school by the LDA team that sealed it.

‘Vocational education gateway to progress

Lahore:18 August:Executive Director, National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema has said that technical and vocational training in different useful trades is playing an important role to eliminate unemployment form the country.

He said this while awarding certificates to the students, who completed one year training in Fashion & Textile designing under Prime Minister Hunarmand Programme, during a convocation in a private vocational training institute here on Wednesday.

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