School education: Officers summoned to discuss enrolment issues

Lahore:December10:All executive district officers for education in Punjab will sit together today to discuss improvements in school enrolment, getting brick kiln workers into schools, performance of teachers and other administrative matters.
The EDOs have been advised to discuss the registration of students and ensure 10% increase in registration of students for 5, 8, 9, 10 grades as compared to the year 2016, according to the agenda of the meeting called by the Punjab school education secretary,

Childhood education rooms for 2,200 schools

Lahore:December10: Punjab School Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan has said that 2,200 more schools will get Early Childhood Education (ECE) rooms till March, 2017.

He was speaking at the closing ceremony of two-week Early Childhood Education (ECE) training of 72 master trainers at Directorate of Staff Development (DSD) here on Friday.

DSD Programme Director Saeed Ramzan, Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) Chairman Engr Qamar-ul-Islam and UNICEF Punjab Education Specialist Rubina Nadeem were also present on the occasion.

Work on Guru Nanak University to start soon’

Lahore:December10: Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Chairman Siddiq-ul-Farooq has said the Board has earned a lot recently through new construction and auction of its property.

Talking to media here at his residence on Friday after chairing 307th Board meeting, he said that foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak International University and Gandhara University would be laid soon and teachers and staff of international standard would be hired to run these institutes.

Fodder Production Workshop at University of Veterinary Sciences

Lahore:December10: A workshop on “Fodder Production” was held at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) here on Friday. UVAS Agriculture Sector Linkages Programme (ASLP) organised the workshop which was attended by ASLP project manager Dr Hassan Mahmood Warraich, project leader Dr David Mcgill and a large number of researchers, academicians from different agriculture universities and professionals from public and private sector.The news.

Sindh university students Visit Punjab University

Lahore:December 09: A group of 50 girl students from different departments of Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, visited Punjab University’s Institute of Agricultural Sciences on Thursday.

The visit was a part of All Pakistan Students Study Tour to different universities/degree awarding institutes. The students were led by Dr Muhammad Javed Sheikh, assistant professor, Department of Rural Sociology and Dr Shahla Baloch, assistant professor, Department of Biotechnology, as tour coordinators.

Tevta to start Chinese language, other courses

Lahore:December 09: Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) with the collaboration of Jinan University, China, will promote Chinese language and other vocational training courses in its institutes.

Promotion of Chinese language in Punjab will lead towards formation of an effective economic block in the region through a long-term partnership of Pakistan with China.

World Philosophy Day discussion at GCUniversity

Lahore:December 09: A panel discussion on the topic “Self-Actualisation and Authenticity” was held at the Government College University (GCU) in connection with the World Philosophy Day on Thursday.
Prof Dr Mirza Ather Baig, eminent philosopher and writer of famous novel Ghulam Bagh (The Garden of Slaves), chaired the panel discussion organised by Lahore Philosophy Department and Brett Philosophical Society. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah and philosopher poet Dr Alwin Vincent Murad spoke.

IQRA Literacy Program launched

Lahore:December 08:The launch of the IQRA Literacy Program was announced at a ceremony held at a local hotel on November 30, 2016, by Deaf Reach Schools, a project of Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF).

Designed exclusively for Pakistan by WISE award-winning Dr Ricardo Rosas and a team from Santiago, Chile, in collaboration with Deaf Reach, the IQRA program is innovative software that teaches reading and writing skills to deaf children, according to a press release issued by the FESF on Wednesday.

University of Institute of Chemical Engineering debate

Lahore:December 08: University students from Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology Abdul Haseeb and Muhammad Ehtisham Javed were declared best speakers and won team trophy in All Pakistan Debate Competition at Government Post Graduate College, Bhakkar.

According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, Punjab University Vice-Chancellor has congratulated both the students on this achievement.The news.

Student exchange programme: Degree course in plant sciences launched

FAISALABAD:07 December: The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad and Dalhousie University, Canada launched a joint degree programme in BS Plant Sciences on Tuesday.

The launching ceremony was chaired by UAF Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan while Dr Qamar Zaman and Dr G Christopher Cutler from the Dalhousie University, Canada also spoke on the occasion.

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