Monthly Archives: March, 2011

HEC devolution and World Bank loan – – Devolution may deprive HEC of $300m WB loan

HEC devolution and World Bank loan – – Devolution may deprive HEC of $300m WB loan Islamabad, March 28: What could be termed as the first and the worst setback of devolution is the fact that the Higher Education Commission (HEC) would lose $300 million loan approved by the World Bank (WB) to support its […]

Suspension of UHS VC demanded

Suspension of UHS VC demanded Lahore: Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has demanded immediate suspension of vice chancellor of University of Health Sciences Dr Hussain Mubashir Malik and new appointment purely on merit. The PMA alleged that the VC had allowed his son Imtiaz Mubashar, who has recently graduated from Wah Medical College to appear in […]

MEXT research scholarships for 8 Pak students

MEXT research scholarships for 8 Pak students Islamabad: The government of Japan has awarded MEXT Research Scholarships for the year 2011 to eight postgraduate students of Pakistan, aiming to provide them an opportunity to pursue higher studies in their respective fields at Japanese universities. The fully funded Japanese scholarships programme is designed to contribute to […]

HEC’s devolution to provinces opposed

HEC’s devolution to provinces opposed VCs of public sector varsities oppose proposed HEC dissolution Islamabad, March 26: A former chairman of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and incumbent president of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Dr Attaur Rehman has criticised the government’s decision to devolve the commission to the provinces. Dr Rehman, the commission’s founding […]

A student with Tamgha-e-Shujaat

A student with Tamgha-e-Shujaat Rawalpindi: Huzaimah Amin, a student of first year in Military College, Jhelum, who was awarded ‘Tamgha-e-Shujaat’ for courage, cool composure and altruism that saved many precious lives, is a shining example of outstanding intrepidity under extreme peril. According to the citation, he is residing with his father Brigadier Muhammad Amin in […]

KP colleges built but away from students

KP colleges built but away from students Peshawar: Every fourth college in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has not enrolled the required number of students as most of these state-run educational institutions have been established by public representatives in ‘unfeasible’ areas just to oblige their voters, sources say. Sources said that about 40 functional colleges, out of 153, […]

Peshawar University VC accused of plagiarism – – After accusing VC of plagiarism: Teacher suspended for ‘misconduct’

Peshawar University VC accused of plagiarism – – After accusing VC of plagiarism: Teacher suspended for ‘misconduct’ Peshawar: The Law College teacher who had accused the vice-chancellor of the University of Peshawar (UoP) of plagiarism has been suspended for ‘misconduct’ and an inquiry has been initiated against him. A few weeks back, Mohammad Zubair, an […]

Public schools campaign for new admissions on what basis?

Public schools campaign for new admissions on what basis? Lahore: Once again the academic session is all set to commence from April. The private sector, as usual, carried out extensive admission campaign through banners, hoardings and even cable networks, highlighting its commitment to the cause of education. The good thing is that this time, the […]

Punjab VCs selection process conflict – Conflict on VCs selection process in Punjab

Punjab VCs selection process conflict – Conflict on VCs selection process in Punjab Lahore: The selection process of vice chancellors (VCs) of six public universities of the province has become controversial following strong concerns raised by most of the applicants. The major point of concern being highlighted is the revised criteria for selection of the […]

China announces 500 scholarships

China announces 500 scholarships Islamabad: China has announced 500 scholarships for Pakistani students for the next three years, whereas the number of scholarships will be increased each year. This was announced by Chinese Embassy Cultural Counsellor Yang Linhai. He made the announcement while addressing a conference on ‘Pak-China Friendship Year 2011’ cultural activities reception and […]

PM announces scheme for deserving students

PM announces scheme for deserving students Islamabad: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday announced the federal government’s patronage of deserving students and in the first phase five students each from Balochistan’s 30 districts would be selected and given education in the top educational institutions of the country. “The federal government will bear all expenses […]

Cheating by student established

Cheating by student established Rawalpindi: A two-member committee, investigating the alleged use of unfair means by the daughter of an aide of the opposition leader Ch Nisar Ali Khan in secondary school examination, has established that the answer sheet carries two different handwritings, it has been learnt. The committee was formed by the district administration […]

Curricula need revision

Curricula need revision Islamabad: The National Conference on ‘Youth for Peaceful and Pluralist Pakistan’ on Tuesday reached to a consensus that the educational curricula need massive revision keeping in view the vivacity of social, cultural and religious communities of the Pakistani society. The conference was organised here by Centre for Civic Education Pakistan with an […]

IIUI to hold int’l seminar on Sirah

IIUI to hold int’l seminar on Sirah Islamabad: A 3-day international seminar on “Modern Trends in Sirah (Prophetic biography) Writing” is scheduled to open here at International Islamic University’s Faisal Mosque Campus on Saturday. Islamic Research Institute (IRI) and Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD) are jointly organizing the event. Throwing light on […]

Student composes book on Benazir

Student composes book on Benazir Rawalpindi: A student of A-level is all set to make history as her book on slain prime minister Benazir Bhutto is in the final stages. Saria, resident of Rawalpindi is studying in A-level part 1 and her book titled ‘Blood in the Terrain’ throws light on the political efforts of […]