Govt colleges directed to collect admission fee in their offices

Rawalpindi:August 11:Taking back the decision of submission of the admission fee in the banks, the provincial education department has directed the administration of the public sector colleges to collect admission fee of the students in their respective offices.

According to the directives issued by the provincial government, the students would now submit admission fee in the colleges because the earlier decision for submission of the fee in the banks has been taken back due to security reasons.

Shahbaz Sharif announced a free house, Rs 5 million, a laptop and lifetime free education for a rural female student, Nargis Gull

Lahore:11 August :Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has announced a free house, Rs 5 million, a laptop and lifetime free education for a rural female student, Nargis Gull, who obtained 1004 marks in the matriculation examinations.Nargis Gull who lives in a shanty in Thanil Fatoi village of Chakwal met Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif here on Wednesday. The CM congratulated her on obtaining 1004 marks in science subjects in Rawalpindi board and announced a free house on behalf of Punjab government for her.  He also gave her a cheque for Rs 5 million five and a laptop.

PakTurk schools principals replaced but BoD intact

Lahore:11 August:The management of the PakTurk Schools Wednesday replaced the Turkish principals with local senior teachers and vice principals of the schools across the country.

    The Board of Directors is, however, intact and overseeing day to day affairs of its educational institutions across the country while Turkish teachers would continue teaching as the board counts them among the strong points of the education system.

Turkish principals removed from PakTurk schools

Lahore:August 10: The management of the PakTurk Schools has removed the Turkish principals of 28 schools and colleges of the chain besides dissolving the board of directors (BoD) having representation of Turkish nationals.

The drastic change is being seen to thwart the likely handing over of the control of the school system to any organisation by the government.

A source in the federal government told Dawn that the Turkish government had suggested handing over of the chain to an international NGO having links with the Erdogan administration.

Tevta sends 38 skilled youths to Malaysia

Lahore:August 10:Technical Education and Vocational Training (Tevta) is sending a group of 38 skilled youth to Malaysia.

According to a press release, Tevta chairperson Irfan Qaiser Sheikh distributed visas among the successful Tevta graduates on Tuesday. He said the each individual would be given Rs 42,000 salary per month along with free medical, residence, food and transport facilities.

Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said sending 10,000 trained manpower abroad would overcome the deficiency of foreign exchange.

Students mourn loss of lives in Quetta bombing

Lahore:09 August:A group of students in Lahore held at demonstration at the Liberty Roundabout on Monday to mourn the loss of at least 70 lives in the suicide blast at Civil Hospital, Quetta.

The students were affiliated with the Democratic Students’ Alliance (DSA).They said they demanded the authorities concerned to protect and respect the constitutionally guaranteed rights of life and security of the Baloch people.

DSA member Ramis Sohail said they had gathered on a short notice to express solidarity with the bereaved families.

International Islamic University and Peshawar University Workshop

International Islamic University and Peshawar University  Workshop
 Lahore:August 09:A workshop on ‘Interfaith Harmony and Tolerance’ which was jointly organised by International Islamic University (IIU) and Peshawar University, ended on Monday.

    The three-day workshop was a joint effort of Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD) of IIU and Peshawar University’s Islamic Studies Department which was attended by the top management of the both institutions and famous scholars.

Lahore College for Women University Merit List

Lahore:August 09:Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) Monday displayed its second merit list for admission to intermediate classes.

The last merit for pre-medical was recorded at 1035 marks, pre-engineering 990, arts and humanities 770, ICS Eco 823, ICS Stat 869, G Science 761, Home Economics 773, I Com 882 and ICS Physics 963. The last date to submit dues is August 12.The news.

Springfield student wins Grand Prix award

Rawalpindi:August 06:The student of Springfield Public School and College, Rashida Aun Ali won the Grand Prix, held in Tokyo, Japan, says a press release.

    Springfield Public School & College has won the contest for the sixth time since 2006. The ceremony for the award winners was held in July last in Tokyo. The student and director programmes of the Springfield Public School & College attended the ceremony.

PEF free schooling for special children

Lahore:August 06:Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has provided free quality education to 1,251 special students in 194 partner schools in seven selected districts of the province.

PEF Managing Director Tariq Mahmood said this while briefing Special Education Department Secretary Ambreen Raza at his office on Friday.

Other PEF and Special Education Department  officers also attended the meeting. The meeting reviewed the progress and expressed satisfaction that the parents of special children were taking interest in the education of their children.

Call for interaction between psychiatry and neurology

Rawalpindi:August 06:The Institute of Psychiatry here at Benazir Bhutto Hospital in town hosted a lecture on ‘Dementia: An Overview & Recent Advances in Management’ with a special emphasise on the need for an increased interaction between psychiatry and neurology.

The guest speaker was Consultant Neurologist at Shifa International Hospital Professor Arsalan Ahmad was the guest speaker at the lecture that was attended by psychologists and residents and consultants from both neurology and psychiatry departments.

TEVTA to train 100,000 Drivers

Lahore:August 05:The Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA), in collaboration with CAREEM Networks, would train and provide jobs in transport sector to 100,000 unemployed youth over three years.

“The collaboration will bring about a change in the country’s traffic system,” TEVTA Chairperson Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said after signing an MoU with CAREEM Networks Pakistan Chief Executive Officer Junaid Iqbal.

Training: University to offer pre-degree course with TEVTA

Lahore:August 05:Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA), in collaboration with Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture Multan (MNS UAM), will offer a two years pre-agriculture programme at the TEVTA Institute in Multan.  This course will help to promote the agriculture sector in and outside the country, especially in southern Punjab.  In this regard, an MoU was signed between the TEVTA and the MNS UAM on Wednesday at TEVTA Secretariat. Chairman TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh and MNS UAM Vice Chancellor Asif Ali signed the memorandum.

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