Anti-education policies’: Schoolteachers announce strike from Feb 2

Lahore: January 26:Teachers protesting against the Punjab government’s education policies and ill treatment of school heads have announced a total ‘educational’ boycott starting from February 2. On Tuesday, the schoolteachers staged a protest demonstration outside the Punjab Civil Secretariat under the banner of United Teachers’ Council (UTC) led by a faction of the Punjab Teachers’ Union (PTU). Officials of the Punjab School Education Department (SED) negotiated with the protesting teachers but the dialogue broke down and the teachers announced their future course of action.

BZU sub-campus case LHC summons secretary of education

Lahore: January 26:The Lahore High Court has summoned the Higher Education commission chairman, secretary Higher Education department and Bahauddin Zakariya University vice chancellor in a case related to the establishment of BZU’s sub-campus. The LHC bench on Wednesday denied provincial minister Zaeem Ahmad Qadri an exemption from a personal appearance in the case regarding the legal status of the Lahore sub-campus of Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan.

Punjab University Distinction

Lahore: January 26: Punjab University student of BS Environmental Sciences from the College of Earth and Environmental Sciences (CEES), Zohaib Nasir participated in Chief Minister Debate competition and clinched first position in Lahore division while second in Lahore district. According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, he also qualified for debating competition at Punjab level.The news.

Old Ravians to continue supporting alma mater

Lahore:January 25:Lahore High Court Judge and old Ravian Justice Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan has said that old Ravians are the backbone of Government College University, Lahore, and would continue to play their positive role in the progress and development of their alma mater and support the deserving students studying here. He said this in his address at the inaugural ceremony of newly-elected executive committee of Old Ravians Union at the university’s Bukhari Auditorium on Tuesday.

Naatia Mushaira’ at Rawalpindi bar

Rawalpindi: January 24:The ambience at the Rawalpindi District Bar Association turned spiritual when Lawyers’ Cultural and Literary Forum arranged the launching of ‘Naatia’ poetry collection of Saima Ajmal Naqvi Advocate at the District Bar Council Hall. A galaxy of literary luminaries like enthralled the lovers of ‘Naatia’ poetry with their recitation. Some noted poet brightened the occasion with their presence and added extra elegance to this event.

Teachers to protest outside Punjab Assembly today

Lahore:January 24: United Teachers Council (UTC) Punjab will hold a protest demonstration against the Schools Department outside Punjab Assembly on Tuesday (today). According to a press release, the teachers started reaching the provincial metropolis from different parts of the province. UTC leaders said they raised voice against injustices against the schoolteachers but to no avail. They expressed concerns over handing over of public schools to Daanish Schools Authority in the name of centres of excellence.

For female faculty: UAF launches day-care centre for women

FAISALABAD:23 Jan:The University of Agriculture (UAF), Faisalabad launched a day-care centre on Sunday to facilitate working women at the university. UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan inaugurated the building that was completed at a cost of Rs141 million. Dr Iqrar said that the university was taking all possible steps to provide facilities to students and faculty members. He added that the university had set up the country’s largest hostel with the funding of the Punjab government. The hostel has the capacity to accommodate around 1,000 female students.

For female faculty: UAF launches day-care centre for women

FAISALABAD:23 Jan:The University of Agriculture (UAF), Faisalabad launched a day-care centre on Sunday to facilitate working women at the university. UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan inaugurated the building that was completed at a cost of Rs141 million. Dr Iqrar said that the university was taking all possible steps to provide facilities to students and faculty members. He added that the university had set up the country’s largest hostel with the funding of the Punjab government. The hostel has the capacity to accommodate around 1,000 female students.

Through education: Punjab promoting harmony among students, says minister

Lahore:23 Jan: The Punjab government is promoting inter-provincial harmony among youth by extending educational facilities to students belonging to other provinces, said Punjab Higher Education Minister Syed Raza Ali Gillani. He was speaking to a 22-member student delegation from Balochistan, FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at the Punjab University on Sunday. The event was organised by a non-governmental organisation working for the education of underprivileged children. Male and female students from Balochistan enrolled at the Punjab University also attended the ceremony.

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