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University of Education ranked at 601+ in Impact Rankings 2020

LAHORE:24 April: University of Education has been ranked at 601+ in Impact Rankings 2020 announced by Times Higher Education World Universities Ranking. According to a press release, the universities are calibrated on 17 United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as quality education, no poverty, gender equality, reduced inequalities, climate action and so on by Times Higher Education.

Funds for schools released in Lahore

LAHORE:24 April:The Punjab government has released an amount of over Rs3.2 billion to public schools across the province for 3rd quarter under the non-salary budget (NSB) funds. According to details, these funds would be disbursed to the schools through respective District Education Authority (DEA) in each district of the province. The DEAs CEOs have been directed to transfer the funds to schools within two weeks.The news.

GC University to resume online classes after training of teachers

LAHORE:24 April:Government College University (GCU) Lahore on Thursday announced that it will resume online classes after the training of its teachers and quality control of courses. Prof Zaidi further said that the GCU constituted a “Panel for Digital Learning Environment” and embarked upon a four-dimension strategy comprising teachers’ training, preparation of approved online-ready courses, adoption of the Learning Management System (LMS) and procedures for online classes and providing time, support and guidance to students for readiness for online classes.

Punjab University online exam by June end if virus persists

LAHORE :24 April:An online meeting of the Punjab University’s Academic Council was held here Thursday which decided the possibility of conducting online examinations if the prevailing situation vis-a-vis Covid-19 did not improve by end of June, 2020. PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad chaired the online meeting which was attended by Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, deans, heads of departments and professors.

Govt yet to enforce free, compulsory education law

LAHORE: 22 April:Despite a lapse of complete 10 years no provincial government or federating unit, except for Sindh, has made Right to Education (RTE) law a reality exposing widespread apathy among those at the helm vis-à-vis rights and public-interest legislation. The Article 25-A, inserted into the Constitution in April, 2010, after the historic 18th Amendment, made “free and compulsory education” a right to all children of the age from 5 to 16 in Pakistan.

Punjab University discusses online classes, LLB exams

LAHORE: 22 April:Punjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad on Tuesday chaired an online meeting of the affiliated law colleges for conducting online classes and examinations of LLB. Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, principals and representatives of affiliated law colleges participated in the meeting. On the suggestions made by all the representatives, the PU administration made several decisions to minimise the time loss of the students due to coronavirus pandemic.

Punjab University opens registration for online Qirat, Na’at contest

Lahore:20 April:Punjab University (PU) has announced All Pakistan Online Qirat and Na’at competition in which people from every nook and corner of the country can participate. On the directions of PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad, heads of various departments are launching online competitions of co-curricular and sports activities and offering free online courses in order to provide a platform to all Pakistanis to engage themselves in positive activities at home under prevailing situation.

Punjab University organises online training for dietary guidelines

LAHORE:19 April: Punjab University (PU)’s Institute of Agricultural Sciences (IAGS) on Friday organised an online training session on ‘Food Safety and Dietary Guidelines’. IAGS Director Dr Muhammad Saleem Haider, Food Science and Technology Coordinator Dr Shinawar Waseem Ali, Dr Rizwan Tariq and other food experts addressed a large number of people who participated in the online training session.

University of Veterinary Sciences starts virus tests

LAHORE :19 April: The Biosafety Level-3 Laboratory for Emerging Pathogens of University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore has begun conducting diagnostic tests for coronavirus (Covid-19). The UVAS lab has successfully processed the first batch of 205 coronavirus suspected samples received from Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department. UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad visited the laboratory, inspected the testing process and appreciated Prof Dr Tahir Yaqub, chairman, Department of Microbiology, and his team for their contribution to the noble cause.

University of Engineering donates to PM’s relief fund

LAHORE :19 April: During a meeting with Punjab Governor/University of Engineering and Technology Chancellor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, UET Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar along with university’s Textile Engineering Department Faisalabad Campus Chairman and Project Head Dr Mohsin presented a cheque for over Rs 2.55 million from faculty, officers and staff of the university as a donation to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for Covid-19.

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