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Teachers accuse PU VC of manipulating polls

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 11:41
LAHORE:20 august:Opposition to the current management, especially against provisional Vice Chancellor Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir, was visible among the ranks of the Punjab University teachers’ community as the elections of the Academic Council was held at the varsity. PU teachers divided over VC’s appointment The elections to elect the Academic Council, which is tasked with advising the syndicate on every academic matter and establishing standards for instruction, research, publications and examinations among other things, were organised on Thursday. The teachers’ group opposing the current administration secured 4 out of the total 5 seats in the elections. Dr Shahid Kamal of the Teachers’ Front secured a seat of the Planning and Finance Committee, while the second seat was won by Dr Hassan Mobeen Alam. Similarly, for the Advanced Studies and Research Board, Dr Fakharul Haq Noori, Dr Amir Ijaz and Dr Javed Iqbal Qazi of the Teachers’ Front were successful. The administration barred Dr Sajid Rashid and Dr Mahboob Hussain of the Teachers’ Front from contesting the elections. The Teachers’ Front blamed the vice chancellor of manipulating and sabotaging the peaceful process of the election by declaring two of its candidates ineligible. They called the move sheer violence of the university calendar. When contacted, Punjab University spokesperson said that the impression that the varsity management was backing or opposing certain groups of candidates was false. He added that the whole election process was held according to the rules and regulations of the university calendar. The election is part of a string of events highlighting the administrative divide between the administration and the teachers’ community in the absence of a permanent vice chancellor. Bachelor’s level medical programmes Meanwhile on Friday, the Academic Council in its first meeting approved bachelor’s level medical programmes MBBS and BDS along with curriculum as taught at the King Edward Medical University for the academic session 2017. The meeting was chaired by Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir, in which PU Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, heads of academic departments and professors participated. Punjab University restricts media coverage after clash The medical programmes (HEC Level-6, 7 and 8 and PMDC level-1, 2, 3 and 4) would be offered under the Punjab University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, formerly known as Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Addressing the meeting, Dr Zafar said that PU administration was aiming to establish a state-of-the-art medical college and hospital and it would provide the best health services to the people. He said that the varsity administration was making efforts to revise curriculum of all academic programmes on modern lines. The meeting also approved establishment of a Nursing College. The meeting approved several agenda items regarding recommendations of board of studies of all faculties regarding revision of curriculum and other related matters. Published in The Express Tribune,City: LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

57% of NGO-run public schools fail PEF assessments

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 11:40
LAHORE:20 august: The Punjab government’s much touted outsourced NGO-run public schools, run under the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF), have shown poor results in their quality assessment. As many as 57% of the total schools failed the quality test conducted by the foundation, The Express Tribune has learnt. PEF conducts quality assurance tests (QAT) of its partner schools under various programmes. One of the programmes, the Punjab School Support Programme (PSSP), handed over low-performing public schools to nongovernmental organisations (NGOs). An NGO that facilitates paediatric surgery However, the latest results of the QAT phase-I programme show that out of the total 626 NGO-run schools of the province, only 271 were able to pass the assessment. At the same time, 341 schools failed and results of 16 of these institutes were late or not announced. The total pass percentage of the schools was recorded at 43%. In phase-I, the NGOs that took over public schools included National Rural Support Programme (NRSP), Akhuwat, CARE Foundation, The Citizens Foundation (TCF), Punjab Rural Support Programme (PRSP), Ghazali Education Trust, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), Ghazali Society, Learning Zone, Developments in Literacy (DIL) and Muslim Hand. Among the different NGOs, Ghazali Education Trust had the best results with a 90% pass rate. It had been running 30 schools under phase-I and 27 passed the test. The worst result was shown by Muslim Hands, an NGO running 30 schools, out of which only four passed and it scored a percentage of 13%. Other results revealed that National Rural Support Programme (NRSP), with 100 schools, had a 60% pass rate, while Akhuwat, which runs as many institutions, had a 41% pass rate. CARE, also with 100 schools, scored 40% and TCF had a 36% pass rate from its total 80 schools. PRSP, with its 70 schools, managed to score 41%, while ITA’s 30 schools received a 53% pass score. Ghazali Society had a 24% pass rate from its total 45 schools. Learning Zone, with its 10 schools, managed to score 80%. DIL, with 31 schools, only managed to get a 19% pass rate. When contacted, PEF Spokesperson Aruj Salman defended the results. “When we got these schools, they had 0% scores in the Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) results. We then had a third party evaluation conducted to establish a baseline for these schools. It was found that they only had 9% pass rates. Now, the overall result of schools, under PEF, including the schools handed over to NGOs, have a total score of 56%. This is a huge improvement,” she asserted. The spokesperson said the schools which did not perform well in the assessment would be issued warnings. The PEF had been under fire from public school teachers after government educational institutions were handed over to NGOs. The teachers likened the move to privatisation of the education sector and a way of slowly ending the public school infrastructure in the province. The Punjab Teachers’ Union (PTU) had been especially vocal against the handover and held several protests against PEF.Published in The Express Tribune,City: Lahore

65,000 to sit entrance test for medical, dental colleges

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 11:38
LAHORE:20 august: Around 65,000 candidates, including 41,000 female and 24,000 male, will sit entrance test tomorrow (Sunday) for admission to medical and dental colleges in Punjab. The test shall be conducted by University of Health Sciences (UHS). The Punjab government has finalised arrangements for the test and has deputed senior bureaucrats as monitoring officers whereas medical professors will conduct the test. Divisional Commissioners and deputy commissioners of respective districts will act as 'focal persons' to look after the arrangements. The UHS will depute around 5,500 invigilators and 1,000 superintendents and deputy superintendents to conduct the test. The test shall be held simultaneously at 28 centres established in 13 cities of Punjab, including Lahore, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Multan, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Sargodha, Gujrat, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Dera Ghazi Khan, and Hassan Abdal. In Lahore, there are eight centres established at the Examination Hall of the Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education on Lawrence Road, Examination Hall of Punjab University on Wahdat Road, Government Comprehensive Girls High School, Wahdat Road, University of Education, Township, Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Government Postgraduate College for Women Samanabad, Divisional Public School Model Town and Government College of Science Wahdat Road. Around 19,000 candidates will sit the test in the provincial capital. During a media briefing on Friday, UHS Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Junaid Sarfraz Khan said that the Punjab chief secretary had directed all departments concerned to make immaculate arrangements for smooth and flawless conduct of the admission test. The district administration, under the supervision of divisional commissioners concerned and deputy commissioners, had finalized security and logistic plans at their respective centres," Prof Junaid added. He said that district police officers would be responsible for security and deployment of police personnel at test centres. Police would ensure extensive patrolling and technical sweeping of the area before the commencement of the test. Walk-through gates and mobile jammers would be installed at all major centres. Entry of unauthorised persons in the premises of examination centres would be banned, he said. The vice chancellor said that parents and attendants of candidates would be provided waiting areas near test centres. "Traffic police had been directed to make proper traffic and parking arrangements to ensure smooth flow of traffic near test centres," he said. "Emergency healthcare services will be ensured at all centres, which would include fully equipped ambulances, doctors along with paramedical staff and emergency medicines. Moreover, the nearest teaching hospital or district headquarters hospital would be remain on high alert to ensure a state of readiness to deal with any emergency. Arrangements have also been made to ensure uninterrupted power supply at all the centres during the test." This year, the candidates shall compete for 3,405 MBBS seats in 17 public sector medical colleges and 216 BDS seats in three public dental colleges of the province. Besides, there are 2,590 MBBS seats available in 21 private medical colleges and 555 BDS seats in nine private dental colleges affiliated with the university. Published in Daily Times, August 19th 2017.City: LahoreMedical College in LahoreLahore Medical & Dental College Lahore

Government Kot Khawaja Saeed Girls High School, Lahore, has secured 486 marks out of 505 (96 %) for class 9

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 11:37
AHORE:20 august: Madiha Asad of the Government Kot Khawaja Saeed Girls High School, Lahore, has secured 486 marks out of 505 (96 %) in the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore examination for class 9. She stood first in her high school. Published in Daily Times, August 20th 2017.City: Lahore

University of Management signs research deal with Japanese company

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 11:34
LAHORE:20 august: The University of Management and Technology (UMT) and the Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS) - a Japanese company - Saturday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for mutual collaboration, faculty and students' exposure, students' fellowship, internship and volunteer exchange programmes. The MOU ceremony was held at UMT campus Johar Town where UMT Director General Abid Shirwani and the AOTS Chairman Syed Nabeel Hashmi signed the deal. Speaking on the occasion, UMT Director Abid Shirwani said that both organisations would promote joint research publication activities aimed at the advancement of human resource, industrial relations and development through scholarship, research proposal grants and paper submission opportunities in Japan and abroad. He said that the university was offering maximum exposure to its students as well as faculty to get benefits of linkages with international organisations. AOTS Pakistan Chairman Syed Nabeel Hashmi said that the agreement would support the UMT in designing and implementing student's projects regarding globalisation of industries, human resource and trade, as well as encouraging investment and international economic cooperation.Published in Daily Times, August 20th 2017.City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreUMT Lahore

King Edward Medical University reference

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 11:32
Lahore:August 20:A condolence reference for ex-Medical Superintendent of Mayo Hospital and senior professor Syed Zafar Haider was organised at King Edward Medical University under the supervision of Prof. Qazi Muhammad Saeed, Vice Chancellor KEMU.The news.City: LahoreUniversity in Lahore

University of Health Sciences Lahore Entrance test:

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 11:30
Lahore:August 20: The University of Health Sciences (UHS), Lahore, will conduct the Medical Colleges Admission Test at 28 centres in 13 cities of the Punjab on Sunday (today). The timing shall be 9am to 12noon. According to a press release issued here on Saturday, more than 65, 000 candidates are appearing from all over Punjab.The news. City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreUniversity of Health Sciences Lahore

Federal Board New Paper Pattern

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 15:26

Federal Board New Paper Pattern For ICS 2018-2020

Federal Board New Paper Pattern For ICS 2018-2020 Subject Question Type Detail Marks Time Math         MCQ 20 MCQS 20 25 Minutes Short Question 10 Out of 15 40 2:35 Hours Long Question 5 Out of 7 40   Total 15 Out of 22 100 3:00 Hours Physics         MCQ 20 MCQS 17 25 Minutes Short Question 7 Out of 10 40 2:35 Hours Long Question 5 Out of 7 40 Total 15 Out of 22 100 3:00 Hours   Computer MCQ 15 MCQS 15 20 Minutes Short Question 7 Out of 10 21 2:40 Hours Short Question 7 Out of 10 21 Long Question 3 Out of 6 18   Total 17 Out of 26 75 3:00 Hours   Islaymiat MCQ 10 MCQ 10 15 Minutes Translation of Quarnic Verse 1 Out of 2 4 2:15 Hours Translation of Ahadith 2 Out of 2 4 Short Question 8 Out of 10 16 Long Question 2 Out of 3 16   Total 13 Out of 17 50 2:30 Hours Tags: 11th class12th classCity: Islamabad

All textbooks based on 2006 national curriculum’

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 12:52
LAHORE:19 August: Chairman of the Board of Governors (BOG) of Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB), Lt Gen (Retd) Muhammad Akram Khan, has rejected reports of removal of chapters related to Islam, the country and Pakistan Army from primary textbooks. Talking to The News, Gen (Retd) Akram Khan said all textbooks were based on the 2006 national curriculum. He said the textbooks highlighted in the media were two years old but the issue was being raised now.He said in order to ensure balance of content as per the spirit of the curriculum some chapters were rearranged. Sharing an example, Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board managing director Amir Ijaz said in one of the textbooks a chapter on Major Aziz Bhatti Shaheed was replaced with a chapter on Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed as the chapter on Major Aziz Bhatti Shaheed was already in another textbook. He said the move was aimed at maintaining balance in the content keeping in view learning capacity of the students. He said this was the case with other chapters on Islam and the country in some other textbooks. He said a detailed report had been prepared for the chief minister in this regard. He alleged that some individuals with vested interest were leveling allegations against the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board as the board stopped outsourcing of the textbooks.The news.City: Lahore

Dr Asim Dilawar Bakhshi,won Urdu Science Award

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 12:51
LAHORE:19 August: Dr Asim Dilawar Bakhshi, a renowned writer, educationist and computer engineer, won Urdu Science Award initiated by Urdu Science Board, announced here the other day. He was awarded Rs50,000 for his book written on science articles. Urdu Science Board called manuscripts from science writers and translators in Urdu for Urdu Science Award. Urdu Science Board received a number of books from various science writers from all over the country. After scrutinising the manuscripts, the selection committee chose “Nai Zameenon ki Talash” as the best book written by Dr Asim Dilawar Bakhshi. Dr Asim Bakhshi holds a PhD in computer science and teaches in different universities in Islamabad.The news.City: Lahore

Punjab University to start MBBS, BDS this year

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 12:48
LAHORE:August 19: Punjab University’s Academic Council has approved bachelor’s level medical programmes ie MBBS and BDS along with curriculum as taught in King Edward Medical University (KEMU) from the academic session 2017. The meeting was chaired by Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir in which PU Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, heads of academic departments and professors participated. A PU official said the university had already applied to Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and the programmes would be offered only after approval. The medical programmes (HEC Level-6, 7 & 8 and PMDC level-1, 2, 3 & 4) would be offered under PU’s Faculty of Health Sciences, formerly known as Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Addressing the meeting, Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir said that PU administration was aiming at establishing state-of-the-art medical college and hospital and it would provide the best health services to the people. He said PU administration was making efforts to revise curriculum of all academic programmes on modern lines. The meeting also approved establishment of Nursing College. The meeting approved several agenda items regarding recommendations of board of studies of all faculties regarding revision of curriculum and other related matters. Meanwhile, the PU Examinations Department has declared the results of BSc Medical Laboratory Technology Course (4-year programme) Part-I, Annual Examination 2016 and BS Applied Geology Fourth Professional Second Annual 2016 and Annual Examination 2017. The details are available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk. expats’ complaints: Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab Vice-Chairperson Shaheen Khalid Butt and Commissioner Afzaal Bhatti have instructed the members of the Lahore District Overseas Pakistanis (DOPC) to expedite the mechanism of resolution of complaints relating to expatriate Pakistanis and proceedings regarding redress of complaints be properly and regularly uploaded on complaints web portal of the OPC. A meeting of the DOPC, Lahore, was held under the Shaheen Khalid and Afzaal Bhatti. CCPO Amin Wains, OPC DG Javed Iqbal Bukhari, Additional DG Police Matters Agha Muhammad Yousaf, Deputy Commissioner Sumair Ahmad Syed and OPC Public Facilitation Committee Chairman Sajjid Ch were also present. During the meeting, the performance of the DOPC, Lahore and data of pending complaints also came under discussion. OPC Punjab Vice-Chairperson Shaheen Khalid Butt and Commissioner Afzaal Bhatt while lauding the efforts of the DOPC, Lahore, for resolving the issues faced by overseas Pakistanis said that members of the DOPC were working hard for swift solution to the problems of expatriate Pakistanis.The news.City: LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Teachers urged to play role for extremism, sectarianism elimination

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:29
MULTAN:18 august: Speakers in a workshop stressed upon the academia to play its role for elimination of extremism, sectarianism and maintaining peace in society. They said that teachers should come forward to determine the right direction for the country which would be helpful to bring peace and tranquillity in the country. Addressing at inaugural ceremony of a three day national training workshop titled "The Role of Faculty in the Protection of Human Rights and Conflict Management" under the auspices of Ministry of Religious Affairs in collaboration with BZU at Islamic studies department on Wednesday, acting Vice Chancellor Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) Dr Bashir Ahmad said that the aim of training is to promote religious tolerance, collateral peace and altruism in Pakistani society. He said that accumulation of teachers at this platform was meant to find out ways and means for maintaining peace and harmony in the society. Chairman Islamic studies department BZU Dr Suhaib Qudoos said extremism had played havoc and proved harmful to our society. He said that teachers should equip the students with such kind of education which could be beneficial for the society. Dr Suhaib said the Holy Prophet Peace Be Upon Him (PBUH) in his last sermon taught us the lesson of basic human rights. It was dire need of the hour, to review our curricula to inclusion of human rights in it, he said. He urged upon the teachers to play their part for ending trends of extremism and sectarianism from youth. Director Ministry for Religious Affairs Dr Kashif Mahmood, Ministry of Defence official Dr Muniba Gul, Dr Mukarab, Dr Saeed-u-Rehman and others also spoke. Published in Daily Times, August 18th 2017.City: Multan

Police asked to enhance security at education institutes

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:28
LAHORE:18 august: City police have been directed to beef up security arrangements at schools and other educational institutions in the provincial metropolis. The directive was issued in view of intelligence reports. Meanwhile, private schools have also been asked to ensure that standard operating procedures on security are fulfilled. Schools' administrations have said that the financial burden for additional security measures under the SOPs will have to be passed on parents. On Thursday, Operations DIG Haider Ashraf issued an order to all the divisional SPs to tighten security at all schools, colleges, other education institutions as well as important places to avoid any untoward incident. The divisional SPs, DSPs, and SHOs were asked to visit the administration at schools, colleges, and universities to ensure foolproof security. In his directives, Ashraf has said that entry and exit points at educational institutes should be kept at a minimum and permanent security should be ensured at these points for snap checking of those going in and out. He has asked that the height of all walls at educational institutes should be raised and parking facility should be maintained at a safe distance from the main premises. He has also asked for installation of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras at all educational institutes so that their surroundings could be watched around the clock. Ashraf ordered the SP security to maintain coordination among the Divisional SPs and asked SP Mobiles to check patrolling during school timings. The Operations DIG said that police were also providing security to more than 6,000 schools across the city. He said 326 schools had been declared in A-plus category, over 2,000 in B category and the rest in C category. Speaking to Daily Times, the administration of different private schools stated that it was difficult to follow the security guidelines without reviewing fees charged to students. The additional financial burden for security will need to taken care of by someone, they said.Published in Daily Times, August 18th 2017.City: LahoreUniversity in Lahore

Exhibition marks 70 years of Pakistan in , Information Technology University

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:26
LAHORE:18 august:Dr Umar Saif, vice-chancellor, Information Technology University (ITU), opened an exhibition to commemorate the 70 years of Pakistan's independence at the Arfa Software Technology Park on Thursday. The exhibition, curated by the IU’s Centre for Governance and Policy, will remain open till September 14, 2017, which covers the period from the Lahore Resolution in 1940 to Pakistan's creation and the immediate aftermath. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Umar Saif said there was a need to created awareness among the youth of the country about the ideology of Pakistan and the untiring struggle of the nation's elders who scarified their lives, families and belongings to achieve the milestone of an independent homeland for the nation. It was now foremost duty of the youth to adopt modern technology to make Pakistan a developed country, he added.The news.City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreComsats Institute of Information Technology

GC University awards PhD

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:24
Lahore:18 august: Government College University has awarded a PhD to a scholar in physics. According to a press release Jamil Ahmad Siddiquee completed his thesis on the topic of “Synthesis of Tantalum and Niobium based Nitride and Oxy Nitride Films in Plasma Environment” under the supervision of Dr Tousif Hussain and Co-Supervisor Prof Dr Riaz Ahmad.The news. City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreGC University Lahore

Teacher academy inaugurated at University of Education

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:22
Lahore:18 august:The first academy for the training of college and university teachers of Punjab will be inaugurated at University of Education on August 21. According to a press release, the academy has been established under a special initiative of the Punjab government to enhance the quality of education. The academy has been set up on the premises of University of Education.The news.City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreEducation University Lahore

Punjab University Distinction

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:20
Lahore:18 august:Punjab University (PU) students have shown outstanding performances in co-curricular activities organised by state TV to celebrate Independence Day. According to a press release, students, including Atif Shafiq and Shahzad Abbas, clinched first position with a cash prize of Rs 30,000 in state TV Azadi quiz competition at Lahore Centre while in final round in Islamabad, they got second position with cash prize of Rs 30,000. In Pakistan Speaks Debate competition organised by state TV Lahore Centre, students, including Sabahat Qamar, Abdul Haseeb and Shaista Fajar, obtained team trophy with cash prize of Rs 30,000 in Urdu Debate contest.The news. City: LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

153 school buildings in Pindi district in dilapidated condition

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:18
RAWALPINDI:August 18: Although an amount of Rs2.449 billion has already been spent on dilapidated school buildings, but 153 buildings of government educational institutions remain threat to students, teachers and other staff member. In 2015, district education department had declared 270 educational institutions buildings in Rawalpindi dangerous which had to be repaired by the provincial government in phases. Punjab government also ordered to provide IT Labs to all 425 government high schools in Rawalpindi. It will be zero tolerance if concerned authority failed to establish IT Labs in all 425 high schools during 2017-18. District Education Authority (DEA) Assistant Director (Planning) Saleem Raza told ‘The News’ that construction work of dilapidated school buildings is continuing. “Construction work will be completed this fiscal year, he claimed. He said that they have already finished construction work worth Rs2.449 billion in Rawalpindi district. But, around 153 buildings are still dangerous which would be cleared during this fiscal year, he added. He pointed out 36 dangerous buildings in Rawalpindi including 46 in Gujar Khan, 20 in Kallar Syedan, 10 in Taxila, 18 in Murree, 10 in Kotli Satyan and 13 in Kahuta tehsils. He also assured establishment of IT Labs in all 425 high schools during this year as per government of Punjab orders. “We have also provided 295 toilets and 375 water sources in government schools,” he claimed. Saleem Raza said that the provincial government had asked the education department to identify dilapidated buildings of the educational institutions in the district which need immediate repairs. In 2015, the Punjab government had released only Rs250 million against the education department`s demand of Rs2 billion.The provincial government has allocated Rs8 billion during this fiscal year for the repair of dilapidated buildings in 36 districts of the province. According to the survey of education department, 391 buildings were found dangerous but the government asked to reduce the number as per 2014 survey in which 257 building were in dilapidated condition and after the discussion, the department sought financial help for repair of 270 buildings in the district and of them, 23 needed immediate attention. The condition of Government Jamia Islamia High School, Murree Road; Government Faizul Islam School, Trunk Bazaar; Pahalvi School, Faizabad; Mission High School, Raja Bazaar was bad. But, the condition of these school buildings is now better after renovation work, Assistant Director (Planning) Saleem Raza told ‘The News’. It is worth mentioning here that scores of poor children in Rawalpindi are yet facing lack of basic facilities in their schools. Despite government’s stress that every child has right to education, the real picture of government school buildings, especially in the old city areas, is dismal in addition to classes having poor teacher-student ratio. There are total 1823 government schools in Rawalpindi district included primary, middle, high and higher secondary.The news.City: Rawalpindi

Call to promote liberal arts education

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:34
LAHORE:August 17: “To develop critical and problem solving capabilities among the graduating students, it is high time to promote liberal arts education in Pakistan,” said Prof Dr Nizamuddin, Chairperson Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) while addressing a symposium on “Liberal Arts Education: Grooming the Youth” organised in collaboration with Forman Christian College University (FCU) Lahore on the university’s campus on Wednesday. A large number of students, faculty members, civil society members, and senior officers from PHEC participated in the symposium. Addressing the participants of the symposium, Prof Dr Nizamuddin said liberal arts should be promoted across Pakistan, as it would better equip students to become well-rounded individuals who would become future leaders. Dr Detweiler emphasised the need of the liberal arts education in the universities and colleges and discussed at length about the prospects of liberal arts.City: LahoreUniversity in Lahore

Thousands attend Azadi Festival at University of Management

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:29
LAHORE:17 August: The University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore celebrated the 70th Independence Day with traditional enthusiasm and passion at its Johar Town Campus. UMT Rector Dr Muhammad Aslam along with Director General Abid HK Shirwani hoisted the national flag early in the morning. The most important segment of Independence Day celebrations was the Azadi Festival, which the university management organised in the evening. Thousands of students and their parents, employees, faculty members, families and general public took to the varsity ground embellished with exotic foods stalls, shopping booths, kids’ corner, fireworks, games and many more things that attracted them to chant slogans of Long Live Pakistan. Speech and quiz competitions, games and dressing shows, poetry and national songs contests were also held to amuse the audiences. Speaking on the occasion, Rector Dr Muhammad Aslam said Pakistan was a great and unique gift from Almighty Allah, for which we should thank Him and remember the sacrifices of our elders. He said the impact factor for Pakistan’s development was education and research so “we must focus on this factor to place the country in the list of well-developed and civilised nations of the world”. The rector urged students to give importance and preference to their studies so that an able and competent leadership was entrusted to the country. Expressing his views, UMT Director and Azadi Festival Chief Organiser Ibrahim Hasan Murad said that the UMT intended to infuse a sense of national pride and patriotism in students. He said the UMT would continue working for the development of the country. Published in Daily Times,City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreUMT Lahore