PEF to devise partner schools upgradation

Lahore:August 04: The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) would devise a comprehensive policy mechanism to deal with upgradation of partner schools in accordance with respective programme’s policies, so that the students could continue their free studies in higher grades.

    PEF Managing Director Tariq Mahmood said this while presiding over a weekly coordination meeting at his office on Wednesday, according to a handout issued here. Deputy MD (Ops), programme directors and other officers attended the meeting. Meeting reviewed pace of progress on free educational programmes.

Punjab CM to pay surprise visits to schools

Rawalpindi:03 August: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif would pay surprise visits to the public sector schools in all the districts including Rawalpindi after the summer vacations and hold on-the-spot probe from the teachers into the administrative affairs and quality of education.

The directives issued by the Punjab Education Department stated that there should be monitoring committees headed by District Coordination Officers (DCOs) in every district that must pay two visits in a week to different public sector schools to review arrangements and standard of education.

ETPB to give land for Navy War College

Lahore:August 03:Navy Station Commander Air Commodore SM Shahzad Tuesday called upon Chairman Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Siddiq-ul-Farooq and requested him for some piece of land of the trust for Navy War College.

According to a press release issued Tuesday, the ETPB chairman assured the visiting guest of his complete cooperation and support saying the board following legal formalities would provide the required land.

Teachers warn against schools privatisation

Lahore:August 03:A new grand alliance of teachers “Punjab Teachers Council” has demanded the Punjab government immediately withdraw its notification to privatise public schools by handing over them to private sector through Punjab Education Foundation (PEF).

The alliance demanded the government refrain from handing over public schools to Danish Schools and Centres of Excellence Authority. These demands were put forward in a joint meeting of different teachers associations which announced launching the movement under a joint platform—Punjab Teachers Council (PTC).

Summer school programme concludes at UET

Lahore:August 01:The four-day IEEE COMSOC Summer School Programme 2016 organised by Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS), UET in collaboration with IEEE UET Lahore, IEEE COMSOC Lahore Section and IEEE Punjab University concluded on Sunday. The first two days of the programme were held at the Punjab University while the KICS-UET hosted the remaining programme. COMSOC Summer School was designed for fresh graduates and students doing MS/PhD in the fields of IT and Communication.

Medical Education Dept given approval for100 posts of Nurses

Lahore:July 29:Punjab Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Department has given approval for 100 ad hoc posts of nurses for Punjab Institute of Neuro Sciences, Lahore General Hospital. According to a press release, this was said by Post Graduate Medical Institute and Lahore General Hospital Principal Prof Khalid Mahmood on Thursday. Recruitment of new nurses would improve the standard of health services at LGH, he said .The news.

SED has lifted the ban on transfer of schoolteachers

Lahore:July 28:The School Education Department (SED) has lifted the ban on transfer of schoolteachers. The deadline for applying for a transfer is August 13.

A letter issued by the SED on Wednesday states: “The competent authority has been pleased to approve lifting of the ban on posting/transfer of teaching staff with effect from July 27 and from August 19 for principals, headmasters, senior headmasters, headmistresses, senior headmistress.”

2m students enrolled in PEF-sponsored schools

Lahore:July 28:Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) is the largest programme of providing free educational facilities to the children of low-income families.

According to a handout issued here, PEF Chairman Qamar ul Islam Raja said this while addressing the district coordination meeting of partner schools at Faisal Auditorium, Punjab University, on Wednesday. The meeting was attended by 857  partner schools from 11 districts, including Lahore.

The PEF chairman said more than two million girl and boy students were enrolled in the PEF-sponsored schools across Punjab.

Training seminar on olive cultivation

Rawalpindi:July 28:Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) in collaboration with US Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Punjab Enabling Environment Project (PEEP) organised a training seminar for olive farmers on olive cultivation in the Potohar region, here on Wednesday.

The aim of the training was to promote olive sector development by raising awareness among olive farmers on olive production technologies, harvesting practices, and irrigation schedule.

MBBS, BDS entrance test on Aug 28

Lahore:July 28:Punjab Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Secretary Najam Ahmad Shah chaired a meeting to review the arrangements for the entrance test for the admission of MBBS/BDS classes in public as well as private sector medical and dental institutions of Punjab on Aug 28 which would be held in 13 cities of the province simultaneously. The meeting reviewed all the arrangements in detail.

Teaching, non-teaching staff to Ensure Sanitation

Rawalpindi:July 27:The Punjab government has issued orders that the teaching and non-teaching staff members of the public sector schools would remain present on every Monday and Thursday despite summer vacation to ensure cleanliness under anti-dengue campaign in the province.

According to the directives, the teachers and non-teaching staff members would review the arrangements to ensure cleanliness and take prompt measures needed to thwart threats of dengue fever in the premises of the schools.

Punjab College entry test student secures 1st position

Lahore:July 27:Ahsan Abdullah, a brilliant student of Punjab College Entry Test Session tops ECAT Entry Test 2016 obtaining 338 marks.

He attributed his success to God’s Blessings, his hard work, detailed and valuable guidance of Punjab College teachers and prayers of his parents. The management of Punjab Group of Colleges congratulated Ahsan Abdullah on his brilliant achievement and appreciated the concerted efforts of the teachers of Punjab College Entry Test Session 2016.The news.

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