62.48pc pass Intermediate exam

LAHORE :September 13:Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore on Tuesday announced the results of Intermediate Annual Examinations 2017, according to which, 62.48 percent candidates have passed the exams. A total of 155,122 candidates had appeared in the exams out of which 96,927 were declared successful. The overall pass percentage was higher among the girls with 69.82 while 54.07 percent boys pass the exams. However, it is pertinent to mention here that all the three top positions in the exams were bagged by boys.

Ms Samina Yasmeen has been awarded with gold

LAHORE :September 12:On marvelous services in medical field, Chief Nursing Superintendent (CNS) Services Hospital Ms Samina Yasmeen has been awarded with gold medal by Tehrik-e-Istahakam-e-Pakistan Council. Last month Punjab Health Department also gave appreciation certificate to Samina Yasmeen and declared her performance a role model for others. Talking in this regard, CNS Ms Samina Yasmeen said the field of nursing is the best platform to serve the ailing humanity. Our nurses work day and night with missionary zeal and stand shoulder by shoulder by the doctors.The news.

MPA wants actionagainst academy mafia

Lahore:September 12:Opposition member Mian Aslam Iqbal on Monday demanded the Punjab government to take strict action against the ‘academy mafia’ minting billions of rupees from students in the name of MCAT and ECAT preparation. The MPA also alleged that elements sitting in the Punjab government were providing complete patronage to these coaching centres, academies as despite decision taken by the government of action against such institutions, nothing had been done.

Girls top in all three groups of HSSC exams of RBISE

Rawalpindi:September 12: The girls once again proving their metal in intelligence overhauled the boy students in the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) Examination conducted by Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) in April, this year. According to the results announced by RBISE the girls topped in all three groups and the boys remained far behind thus failing to achieve top slots in the HSSC annual examination.

PU teachers rally in support of Rohingya Muslims

LAHORE:09 september:Teachers of the Punjab University took out a rally on Friday in solidarity with the persecuted Muslim minority of Myanmar – the Rohingya. The teachers’ community held banners and posters highlighting the plight of the oppressed minority. The rally was organised by Teachers’ Front and it started from the Centre for Undergraduate Studies and ended at Institute of Education and Research. A large number of faculty members, deans, directors and female teachers of the varsity took part in the rally. UN expects up to 300,000 Rohingya refugees

Punjab College bagged first and third positions in BSc Exam

LAHORE :09 september:Two students of Punjab College bagged first and third positions in BSc examinations 2017 of the Punjab University. According to a press release, students Sadaf Zahid and Asma Latif were declared first and third with 681 and 668 marks respectively. PU Vice Chancellor Dr. Zafar Moeen, announced the results and awarded cheques, certificates and shields to the position holders. He also congratulated the students on these outstanding achievements.

Punjab University teachers rally against Myanmar massacre

LAHORE :September 9:Punjab University (PU) teachers took out a rally on Friday to express solidarity with Rohingya Muslims and criticised the international community on its silence on atrocities against innocent people in Myanmar. The rally started from PU Center for Undergraduate Studies and culminated at Institute of Education & Research (IER), New Campus. The teachers carrying banners and placards chanted slogans in favour of Rohingya Muslims and condemned the Myanmar government.The news.

38.32pc pass BA, BSc annual exam

LAHORE:08 september :Punjab University has declared the results of BA/BSc Annual Examination 2017 here on Thursday. According to result, BSc student Ms Sadaf Zahid (roll number 12476) got overall first position and obtained 681 marks. While BSc students, including Anilah Yasmeen (roll number 19413) & Maleeha Anwar (roll number 17995) jointly shared second position by securing 673 marks while BSc student Asma Latif (roll number 6505) stood third by securing 668 marks.

Pakistan observes World Literacy Day today

LAHORE:08 september : With somewhat stagnant literacy rate of 58 percent, Pakistan will celebrate International Literacy Day under the theme ‘Literacy in a digital world’ on Friday (today). The country’s overall literacy rate as per the latest Pakistan Economic Survey (2016-17) is 58 percent (among population of 10 years and above) with male literacy touching 70 percent while female literacy rate below 50 percent. Taking into account rural and urban divide, literacy rate is higher in urban areas i.e., 74 percent when compared to rural areas—49 percent literacy.

VU launches smartphone app for students

LAHORE:07 september:The solution was based on a collaborative relationship between the Punjab Higher Education Department, nine Boards of the Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) of Punjab, Bank of Punjab and Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB). The salient features of the system included 24/7 access, the ability to apply from any place with internet access, track admission application statuses via the college website, integration with BISE results, minimising data entry and reducing errors.Published in The Express Tribune, September 7th, 2017.

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