Promotion of technical education training urged

LAHORE:04 April: All segments of society and the government should play their role in promotion of technical education and vocational training. The industry and government jointly work for the development of the training sector in the developed countries. These views were expressed by the experts in Jang Economic Session held on making the role of technical education institutions active in national growth.

GC University VC given charge of Tianjin University

LAHORE:02 April: Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah, Vice Chancellor of Government College University (GCU), has been given additional charge of Vice Chancellor of Punjab Tianjin University of Technology, Lahore. A notification in this regard was issued by the Punjab Higher Education Department after the approval of Chancellor/Punjab governor. According to the notification, Prof Hassan Shah will hold the additional charge of the post till the appointment of regular Vice Chancellor at Punjab Tianjin University of Technology.

King Edward Medical University achievements highlighted

LAHORE:02 April: The 2nd annual gala dinner of KE alumni was held here at Library Hall of King Edward Medical University, Lahore. Prof Kh Sadiq Husain, ex-principal KEMC, senior teacher and mentor and Prof Tariq Iqbal Bhutta, president of PM&DC, were the chief guests. The alumni honoured ex-principal KEMC and ex-president CPSP Prof Ijaz Ahsan with lifetime achievement award.

University of Engineering delegation visits LWMC

LAHORE:April 2: A six-member delegation from University of Engineering and Technology (UET) visited LWMC head office here Monday and discussed mutual issues. The delegation was led by Dean of Environmental Engineering Department UET Dr Sajjad Sheikh and met Managing Director, LWMC, Khalid Nazir and his core team. During the meeting it was mutually agreed that UET will provide its technical support and research regarding cheap solutions to landfill site, waste to energy, rehabilitation of dumpsite, executing effective awareness campaign to sensitise people for LWMC without any remuneration.

PPLA Teachers announce academic boycott

LAHORE:01 April: On its sixth day of protest against the provincial government for, what it said, ignoring the plight of the college teachers, Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association (PPLA) has announced academic boycott in the public colleges from Monday (today). The PPLA has been staging a sit-in against the Punjab government on The Mall near the Punjab Assembly since March 26. The major demands of the teachers include implementation of rapid promotions, pay protection and five-tier promotion formula as being followed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Afridi asked to resolve visa issues for foreign students

Lahore:01 April:During his visit to Jamia Binoria International on Saturday, Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi was asked by the seminary’s principal Mufti Muhammad Naeem to lift the ban on foreign students willing to study at Pakistani madrasas and to ease the visa process for them. Afridi, along with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s local parliamentarians Ataullah Advocate and Malik Shahzad Awan, visited the seminary and met Naeem as well as the senior faculty members and students of the madrasa.

University of Engineering staff warns of an academic boycott

LAHORE :31 March: The Teaching Staff Association (TSA) of the University of Engineering & Technology (UET) has announced an academic boycott at the university from Monday (tomorrow) against, what it termed, derogatory attitude of the Higher Education Department (HED) officials. In a press release, the UET-TSA alleged a deputy secretary of HED to blatantly insulting the UET Act, UET authorities including the Syndicate & the Selection Board, and faculty members in the Syndicate meeting held on Saturday.

Prof Sajida Vandal honoured

LAHORE:29 March: Professor Sajida Haider Vandal, Vice-Chancellor Institute for Art and Culture (IAC) has been conferred on with French government’s prestigious civil award “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres” by French Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Marc Barety in a ceremony held at IAC auditorium Wednesday afternoon. The French government has given this honour to Professor Sajida Haider Vandal in recognition of her landmark contribution to the field of Art, Architecture, Education and her efforts for restoring tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Pakistan.

National Institute of Management visited various PU departs,

Lahore:29 March: A 12-member delegation from National Institute of Management (NIM) on mid-career management course visited Punjab University. According to a press release, the delegation called on Faculty of Commerce Dean Prof Dr Mubsher Munawar at PU’s Hailey College of Commerce. External Linkages Director Prof Dr Kanwal Ameen and senior faculty members were also present. Dr Mubbsher briefed the delegates on the academic and co-curricular activities at the university. The delegates later visited various departments, including PU Library.The news.

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