Vocational education, training stressed

LAHORE:22 November:Participants in a mid-term review workshop for the Improving Workforce Readiness in Punjab Project noted that the technical vocational education and training sector needed to perform significantly better to support the economy's competitiveness and inclusive economic growth through the supply of skilled workers. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is in the process of preparing a $100 million loan, which aims to help the government of Punjab to achieve Punjab Growth Strategy 2023 objectives by supporting the strengthening of the TVET sector.

Schools closed today

LAHORE:22 November:In the wake of extremely poor air quality due to dense smog, School Education Department (SED) Punjab has announced closure of schools in three districts including Lahore on Friday (today). As per the notification, all public and private schools within the territorial limits of Lahore, Faisalabad and Gujranwala will remain closed on Friday (today).The news.

A seminar on smog organised by Punjab university

LAHORE:21 November: There is a need for creating awareness regarding smog so that citizens could be saved from its bad effects on health, said Environmental Protection Department (EPD) Director Naseemur Rehman. He stated this while addressing a seminar on smog organised by Centre for Coal Technology (CCT) at the Punjab University (PU). Addressing the seminar, the EPD director said that the provincial government had launched an aggressive campaign to cope with issue of smog and conducted the campaign with the collaboration of kiln and factory owners.

Aerospace Science & Engineering conference starts at IST

Islamabad :14 November: The prestigious sixth International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering (ICASE 2019) organised by Institute of Space Technology (IST), commenced at Islamabad. The conference will continue from November 12-14, 2019 at IST. Chairman Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), the National Space Agency of Pakistan Major General Amer Nadeem HI(M) inaugurated ICASE 2019 and graced the occasion as chief guest

Outdoor activities in schools banned

LAHORE:14 November:Punjab School Education Department has banned all outdoor sports and other activities in all public and private schools in Punjab till December 20 due to smog. In a letter to all chief executive officers and DEAs, the department issued instructions to ensure all students wear masks while present in the schools during smog. Appropriate arrangements may also be made for at least one awareness session for the students on the topic of air quality, it said.The news.

King Edward Medical University programmes get NHSRC ministry nod

LAHORE:13 November: The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination (NHSRC) has included seven major programmes of the King Edward Medical University in the Schedule III of Gazette and notified the same accordingly. The programmes include PhD Anatomy, PhD Community Medicine, PhD Biochemistry, MPhil Community Medicine, MPhil Public Health, Masters in Public Health and MD Hematology.

GC University VC met Pakistani Ambassador to USA

Lahore:13 November: Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi, the Vice Chancellor of Government College University (GCU) Lahore, has met Pakistani Ambassador to USA Dr Asad Majeed Khan at Washington, DC and sought his support and facilitation for establishing research and academic linkages with the top American universities. According to a press release issued by the university on Tuesday, the Vice Chancellor was on a three-day trip to America where he was invited by the US National Academy of Medicine to address a workshop on Social, Behavioral, & Environmental Enablers for Healthy Longevity.

HEC forms body to probe GC University scam

LAHORE:13 November:The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has constituted a fact finding committee to probe into the allegations of irregularities in the Foreign Faculty Hiring Programme (FFHP) at GCU Lahore’s Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences. According to a press release, the committee will also review the operation of FFHP at other universities. The three-member committee will probe the matter and will submit its recommendation to the competent authority within one month.

Naqsh School of Arts branch opens

LAHORE:12 November:Keeping in view the desire of elite class of society, Naqsh School of Arts inaugurated its branch at Packages Mall with the exhibition of Calligraphy Art on Sunday. Mrs Perwin Babar Ali was the chief guest at the ceremony. Founder of Babar Ali Foundation Syed Babar Ali and his daughter Henna were the guests of honour. Naqsh School of Arts Principal Afroza Sarmad Khan, her husband former Additional IG Sarmad Saeed Khan, art teachers, students and people from different walks of society attended the ceremony.

Government College University deans

Lahore:12 November:The Punjab government has appointed two deans at the Government College University (GCU) Lahore. The Higher Education Department has issued notifications after the approval of Chancellor and Punjab Governor in this regard. Dr Ahmad Adnan, Professor of Chemistry, has been appointed as Dean, Faculty of Chemistry and Life Sciences while Dr Riaz Ahmad, Professor of Physics, as Dean, Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.The news.

Punjab University teachers visit Allama Iqbal’s mausoleum

LAHORE : A delegation of Punjab University faculty members and officers led by Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad visited the mausoleum of Allama Muhammad Iqbal here on Saturday. They offered fateha and paid tribute to Allama Muhammad Iqbal. In his message, PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmad said, “We salute our national poet, great philosopher and the architect of Pakistan for his vision to have a separate homeland for the Muslims of the subcontinent. Now it is our responsibility to follow his sayings and made this great country as a powerful as we can.The news.

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