AIOU distributes admission forms in Adiala Jail

Rawalpindi:October 07:Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has distributed free prospectus and admission forms at Adiala Central Jail in Rawalpindi to encourage the prisoners to get education so that they could live a respectable life after completing their imprisonment.

Senior officials of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) visited the central jail handed over a set of prospectus and admission forms for free distributions among the prisoners.

University of Engineering Lahore Students Get Laptops

Lahore:October 07:Under the phase-II of the Prime Minister Laptop Scheme, laptops were distributed among the selected students of masters, MPhil and PhD programmes at University of Engineering and Technology (UET) on Thursday.

UET Pro-Chancellor and Punjab Minister for Higher Education Begum Zakia Shahnawaz was the chief guest on the occasion while Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid and faculty members were also present.

World Teachers’ Day: School enrolment up by 4.5 million

BAHAWALPUR:06 Oct :The total number of students enrolled in schools of Punjab has risen from 8 million to 12.5 million because of the untiring efforts of teachers, said Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashood Ahmad on Wednesday.

While addressing as the chief guest at a ceremony held in Islamia University Bahawalpur’s in connection with the World Teachers Day, the minister said considering the increase in the number of students in schools, the construction of 36,000 new classrooms has been approved.

School for underprivileged kids gets a helping Hand

Lahore:October 06:Educational material including books and equipment were handed over to the management of The Garage School by local and foreign travellers and donors residing in as well as employed at a local hotel, where the fundraising ceremony was held on Wednesday.

        With an aim to turn the school into an established educational institute, the school is an initiative to educate underprivileged children, free of any charge, from near Neelum Colony, Clifton.

PU to give Free Education to 10 students of IHK

Lahore:October 06:Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran has announced giving free education and hostel facilities to 10 students from Held Kashmir.

 Speaking at an inaugural session of two-day national conference on “Indian Atrocities in Kashmir: Regional and Global Implications” at Al-Raazi Hall on Wednesday, the VC said funds would be provided for research on Kashmir issue.

Teachers observed World Teachers’ Day as Black Day

Lahore:October 06:Most of the schoolteachers in the provincial metropolis observed World Teachers’ Day as 'Black Day' in protest against, what they termed, Punjab government’s anti-education and anti-teacher policies. On the call of United Teachers Council (UTC), the teachers wore armbands as a symbol of protest observing that the schoolteachers were upset as the Schools Department had badly failed to address their genuine concerns, including upgrade of scales and growing fear among the teachers vis-à-vis handing over public schools to private sector.The news.

BISE to withdraw Form-B condition for class nine exam, court told

Lahore:October 06:The Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) informed the Lahore High Court on Wednesday that it would withdraw mandatory requirement of Form-B for students of class nine to take examination.

The board’s legal adviser stated this during hearing of a petition challenging the requirement of Form-B for class nine students. The court directed the adviser to submit a written undertaking to this effect on the next hearing.

Architectural style calligraphy showcased at RAC

Rawalpindi:October 05:In connection with the sacred month of Muharram-ul-Haram, a calligraphic exhibition by Abbottabad based senior calligrapher Jahanzeb Malik was arranged under the auspices of Rawalpindi Arts Council here on Tuesday.

Member Punjab Assembly Raja Muhammad Hanif Advocate accompanied by Naheed Manzoor, Aftab Ahmed Khan, Mansoor Rahi, Director NCA Nadeem Umer and Resident Director Waqar Ahmed inaugurated the exhibition.

GC University debating society bagged 270 national awards

Lahore:October 05: Government College University Debating Society (GCUDS) has bagged 270 national oratory awards during the academic year 2015-16.

The laurels include 50 coveted team trophies, 9 runners-up trophies, 2 third-position trophies, 93 best speaker awards, 65 second-position awards, 48 third-position and 3 consolation prizes, which were won at various declamation, parliamentary, recitation and poetry competitions at the national level.

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