Monthly Archives: April, 2011

Teachers without salaries for past 16 months

Teachers without salaries for past 16 months Rawalpindi: Eight lecturers have served a legal notice on the directorate of Federal Government Educational Institutions Cantonments and Garrisons (FGEICG) for depriving them of their salaries for the last 16 months. The teachers, hired on contract for the last three years in colleges run by FGEICG, started facing […]

Roots celebrates achievements of its students

Roots celebrates achievements of its students Islamabad: The Annual High Achievers Celebration and Graduation Ceremony of the Roots School System, DHA-I Campus, was held at the Jinnah Convention Centre here on Wednesday evening. The proud graduates, brimming with joy, marched down the aisle in their graduation gowns and mortarboards. Students were given certificates, medals and […]

CCI approves HEC financing by Centre till current NFC Award period

CCI approves HEC financing by Centre till current NFC Award period Islamabad: The federal government will continue to fund the Higher Education Commission (HEC) until the period of the current National Finance Commission (NFC) Award. The decision was taken during the meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) here Thursday chaired by Prime Minister […]

Schoolteachers protest against Punjab govt

Schoolteachers protest against Punjab govt Lahore, April 29: A large number of schoolteachers held a demonstration on Thursday to protest against the Punjab government for, what they termed, its anti-teacher and anti-education policies. The demonstration, held outside the Lahore Press Club, was organised by the the Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) and Joint Action Committee (JAC) […]

HEC maintained integration among varsities, says VC

HEC maintained integration among varsities, says VC Tank: The Gomal University Vice-Chancellor Dr Mansoor Akbar Kundi has said that performance of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) showed that it maintained integration among public sectors universities. “Although the provinces still have a big role in the management of public sector universities, higher education is a national […]

AIMC convocation

AIMC convocation Lahore: The Allama Iqbal Medical College (AIMC), Lahore, will hold its 11th convocation for the sessions 2009-10 and 2010-11 at AIMC auditorium on May 24. Eminent nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan will be the chief guest on the occasion. AIMC Principal Prof Dr Javed Akram said that the college administration would award […]

HEC sets up 84 QECs in universities

HEC sets up 84 QECs in universities Islamabad, The number of Quality Enhancement Cells (QECs) established in universities by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has risen to 84 from the initial 10 QECs established in 2005. According to the information, Quality Assurance will comprise eight criteria and 31 standards on the basis of which the […]

High achievers awarded at IIUI

High achievers awarded at IIUI Islamabad: Women executive officers have great potential to play in development of the country and would lead the private sector in near future, said International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) President Dr. Mumtaz Ahmed. He was addressing the participants of High Achiever’s Award Ceremony held at Faisal Mosque Campus of IIUI […]

Punjab School education to face Rs 5 billion budget cut

Punjab School education to face Rs 5 billion budget cut Lahore, April 28: The Punjab Schools Education Department is expected to face an unprecedented cut of five billion rupees in its development budget for the year 2010-2011, it is learnt. Similarly, the province’s Higher Education Department has suffered a cut of two billion rupees, exposing […]

Concert at GCU

Concert at GCU Lahore: The Government College University Lahore Nazir Ahmed Music Society (GCU-NAMS) is going to hold the “Annual Concert of Heritage 2011” on Friday evening at the Bokhari Auditorium. According to a press release issued in this regard on Wednesday, Ravians and GCU faculty members would perform at the concert being organised after […]

Exhibition of thesis, research papers held at FUUAST

Exhibition of thesis, research papers held at FUUAST Karachi: An exhibition of PhD and Mphil thesis and research papers was held at the Federal Urdu University for Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) on Wednesday. Registrar FUUAST Prof Dr Qamarul Haq performed the inauguration. The event was held under the auspices of the Centre for Research […]

PMDC hails decision on evening classes

PMDC hails decision on evening classes Karachi: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has welcomed the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council’s decision of rejecting the proposal of introducing MBBS evening classes at medical colleges in the country. The proposal was turned down at a recently held meeting of the PMDC in Islamabad. In a press statement, […]

PU students win awards

PU students win awards Lahore: Punjab University’s Model United Nations (PUMUN) team has won six Outstanding Diplomacy Awards at the Muenster University Model United Nations (MUIMUN) 2011 at Muenster, Germany and Finnish Model United Nations (FinMUN) 2011 at Helsinki, Finland. A press release said a 9-member student delegation from PU took part in MUIMUN 2011 […]

PU exam centre staff suspended

PU exam centre staff suspended Lahore: The entire examination staff including superintendent, deputy superintendent and invigilators deputed at an examination centre set up by Punjab University (PU) for its BA/BSc Annual Examination 2011 was suspended on Wednesday over alleged massive cheating at the centre. PU Controller of Examinations Prof Dr Liaquat Ali said there were […]

Inter-university bilingual debate competition – Students exhibit talent in debate, essay contests

Inter-university bilingual debate competition - Students exhibit talent in debate, essay contests Islamabad: An inter-university bilingual debate competition was held Tuesday at the Islamabad campus of Preston University. Students from Hamdard University, International Islamic University, SZABIST, Iqra University, Wish University and Preston University, Islamabad, Kohat and Peshawar campuses participated in the competition. In English Debate, Syed […]