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Education News in Punjab / Notes of 11th class for All Subjects
« Last post by hamza masood on May 23, 2018, 04:50:51 PM »
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Students of UoP Dept protest exam schedule, block road
PESHAWAR:23 May: The students of Environmental Sciences Department of the University of Peshawar (UoP) on Tuesday blocked the main Jamrud Road for several hours, multiplying the woes of motorists, who have already been badly affected by the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).
The protesting students pressed the university administration to withdraw the examination schedule as they believed they were unable to take examination during the month of Ramazan.

However, they called off their protest in a peaceful manner after the university administration accepted the demands. The students of the Department of Environmental Sciences had also staged a protest demonstration inside the university building seeking withdrawal of the examination schedule. But the university administration was inflexible to accept their demand.

The University of Peshawar had earlier asked all the faculties and departments to wind up their academic activities before June 15, a date on which the university would be closed down and hostels vacated.

The hostels, according to the university administration, were being vacated for renovation and expulsion of outsiders. In view of the notification, different departments set their schedule for examination. However, the students of Department of Environmental Sciences started protest against it and managed to get their demands accepted.The news.
AIO University to provide vocational training to prisoners
ISLAMABAD:23 May: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has decided to work out a plan to provide vocational training to prisoners all over the country.

Initially, tailoring centres will be set up in the jails for the enrolled prisoners, so that they get the skill-based education free of cost, a press release said on Monday.The decision about this was taken by AIOU Vice Chancellor Dr Shahid Siddiqui on a request received from the prisoners of Haripur Jail, K-P, in which currently, there are 161 AIOU students are admitted.

AIOU puts technology to use for expediting mailing of books

It was also agreed that the university will provide sewing machines and other stitching equipment. AIOU will also depute instructors for this purpose, said Dr Zahid Majeed who has been appointed as a focal person to undertake the necessary arrangements.

A process is also being undertaken to prepare an academic course for providing tailoring education. The trained prisoners will be awarded certificate of tailor master. The vice chancellor wishes that the jails should work as correction centers, so that prisoners should be able to live a respectable life after completing their detention period. Currently, there are over 1,000 enrolled prisoners in different jails of the country.

Teacher Training Programmes: Improving national quality of education

The university has improved its existing facilities in jails throughout the country providing free education to prisoners, as a part of its endeavour of taking care of marginalised sections of the society. The free education is available to prisoners from Matric to BA-level. The process of taking admissions has been simplified. Prospectus and others allied material were sent to jail authorities free of cost, enabling the prisoners to join the university for carrying out their future education.

Alumni Association: AIOU graduates to share success stories

In its efforts for increasing enrollment rate among inmates in wake of the University’s motivation campaign, Dr Shahid Siddiqui has visited jails in Karachi, Lahore, Quetta and Rawalpindi in recent years and held discussion with jails’ authorities on the procedural issues. He also wrote letters to inspectors general, prisons of the four provinces seeking their support in implementing the proposed educational plan.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 23rd, 2018.
AIO University dispatched text books to 260,000 students of BA-level
Islamabad:23 May: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has so far dispatched text books to its over 260,000 students of Matric, FA and BA-level who had registered themselves for spring 2018 semester.

According to an official of the University’s Mailing Department on Tuesday, the process of books mailing from Matric to graduate-level will be completed by early next month.

Later, the students of post-graduate will start getting the books.

In all the University will send books and allied material to its around 700,000 students, through smart use of new technology.

It was being ensured that the students could get the same at the earliest so that they submit their academic assignments within stipulated time-schedule.

On the initiative of the Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui, a new computerized tracking system has been introduced, facilitating the students to check the books mailing status. A new computerised tracking system has also been developed through which the student using website can simply enter his/her roll number and registration number to track the mailing package.

The students have been advised to contact their relevant post offices in case of delay in the books delivery.The news.
Education News from Sindh / FAPUASA) demanded independent academic audit of HEC
« Last post by sb on May 23, 2018, 01:35:37 PM »
FAPUASA) demanded independent  academic audit of HEC
Islamabad :23 May: Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) has demanded independent 4 years financial and academic audit of Higher Education Commission (HEC).

FAPUASA President Dr. Kaleem ullah Bareach and President of Balochistan Chapter and member Executive Committee FAPUASA Dr. Fareed Achakzai said that higher education performance during last four years is abysmal.

A number of irregularities and illegalities were observed during this turbulent time including financial and academic. The HEC became a pray of adhocism during this time and the ranking of universities whether it’s times or QS went down.

A short time ago 5 universities were in top 500 universities of the world and now our varsities are only being included in the list of Asian or emerging economies list, the falling behind of Higher Education is shameful for us as a nation.

They said it is very unfortunate that HEC budget amounting to more than 90 billion rupees did not get approval from the governing body of HEC, which was a legal and mandatory requirement under HEC ordinance 2002.

In addition smaller provinces specially, Balochistan was deprived of its proper share in the annual budgetary allocations especially in PSDP. On the other hand the development funds were distributed through discriminatory way as an example a constituency of a powerful minister got more than 11 billion rupees for development in a small district which was ten times higher than the whole budget allocation of Balochistan. It reflects the typical mind set of HEC leadership to deliberately deprive smaller provinces. They further said despite the joint resolution of senate of Pakistan (House of Federation) to enhance retirement age of University teachers to 65 years and tax rebate of 75%. Although, the resolution was passed unanimously and Ex-Chairman HEC Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed agreed on the spot.

Denouncing the unanimous decision of the most prestigious parliamentary forum, and backing out from its earlier endorsement, the HEC has sent some opposing comments on the enhancement of retirement age to 65 years, which reflects an unfortunate state of affairs in HEC, They lamented.

FAPUASA demanded the prime minister being the controlling authority of HEC to announce independent financial and performance audit of HEC during the tenure of Dr. Mukhar Ahmed on immediate basis over the reported irregularities, misuse of authority and illegalities.

They also requested Prime Minister for immediate appointment of Chairman HEC amongst the four distinguished academicians already shortlisted by the search committee and controversial candidates whose cases are already under NAB inquiry should be avoided for any role in higher education sector.The news.
book launch ceremony at International Islamic University
Islamabad :23 May: Writers, academicians and intellectuals heaped praise on a literary work ‘Fiction, Discourse and Cultural Spatiality,’ written by Farrukh Nadeem at the book launch ceremony at Faisal Masjid campus of the International Islamic University (IIU).

Farrukh Nadeem is a lecturer in the Department of English at IIU and his areas of interests include creative writing, literary criticism and theory, Comparative literature and American Literature.

The ceremony was organized by the Department of English which was attended by Dean Faculty of Languages and Literature, Dr. Munawar Iqbal Gondal, faculty member of the English and Urdu departments, critics, intellectuals and other relevant officials.

“The book is an honour for both English and Urdu departments and it should be translated from Urdu into English as well” said Dr. Munawar Iqbal while praising the effort of author.

Dr. Munazza Yaqoob, chairperson, English Department, IIU, female campus termed the book as vital effort for forwarding the theory debate in Urdu. She also highlighted the concept of space as a transformational metaphor.

Rafaqat Raazi, translator, poet and a critic while introducing the author commented on the efforts of Farrukh Nadeem undertaken to complete the book.

Dr. Muhammad Sheeraz Incharge Department of English hailed the author and presented his thoughts on the book.

He remarked that Farrukh Nadeem has enlightened with his deep insight of Cultural Spatiality and sensitivity being faced by society.The news.
Preston University All Pakistan Inter University Business Plan Competition
Islamabad :23 May: The Preston University (PU) organised the All Pakistan Inter University Business Plan Competition titled ‘Preston Entrepreneurial Challenge (PEC) 18’ with the slogan ‘Jahaan wo chahiye mujh ko k ho abhi Nokhaiz.’

PEC-18, the mega inter-university Business Plan Competition was the 6th in the series of competitions organised by Preston University so far.

The referenced mega all Pakistan inter-university which is organised every year was participated by more than 237 teams from eminent public and private universities, from across Pakistan.

From this long list of participating institutions 31 teams were shortlisted for the grand finale. This selection was made on the basis of their executive summaries.

The primary objective of organising PEC was to provide a platform to the budding entrepreneurs of the country where they could present their innovative ideas, get themselves mentored by the domain experts, meet with the investors and get encouragement.

The event comprised of various competitions including elevator pitch, business plan competition, junkyard activity, revamp the brand & Advocacy. All these challenging & enlightening activities made PEC an outstanding occasion.

A ceremony was held at the university auditorium to mark the conclusion of ‘PEC 18’. The chief guest on the occasion was President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI), Sheikh Amir Waheed.

He distributed the souvenirs among the strategic partners, sponsors, jury members & the winners. In his keynote address, Sheikh Amir Waheed highlighted the significance of creating entrepreneurial opportunities for the youth of this country.

He appreciated the efforts of the management of Preston University to organise a great competition like PEC 18. This mega event, he said, provided the future entrepreneurs of the country an opportunity to demonstrate the skills and talents in entrepreneurship development. Later, he awarded 1st, 2nd & 3rd position holders with cash prizes, trophies and certificates. The winner of the competition was University of Management Technology (UMT) Lahore, which won a cash prize of Rs100,000.

They were followed by the 1st runners up from Preston University, which won a cash prize of Rs75,000. The 2nd runners up from Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology Khuzdar was awarded a cash prize of Rs50,000.The news.
Education News from Sindh / AAG Barrister Mahesar appointed head of SM Law College
« Last post by sb on May 23, 2018, 01:32:06 PM »
AAG Barrister Mahesar appointed head of SM Law College
 Karachi:23 May:Sindh Additional Advocate General Barrister Mustafa Mahesar has been appointed head of Sindh Muslim Law College Karachi by the Board of Governors for Law Colleges Karachi.

He completed his bar-at-law from Lincolns Inn, London, and also holds two LLMs from City University London. In a statement, he has thanked the board for reposing trust in his leadership and teaching qualities.

Mahesar was a solicitor at the Supreme Court of England and Wales, and an internee at the International Court of Justice at Hague and the European Court of Human Rights at Strasbourg, France. He also served as an assistant to the former chairman of the bar of England and Wales, Anthony Scrivenor.

The barrister was involved in the field of human rights at the United Nations Human Rights Commission at Geneva when he was sponsored by the Vienna-based International Institute of Peace. In addition to that, he has a vast experience of teaching law both in London and in Karachi. He has been a South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation law scholar and has attended law conferences in Nepal and Sri Lanka.The news.
SLS Montessori & High School celebrated Mother Language Day
Rawalpindi :23 May: All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School recently celebrated Mother Language Day, says a press release.

The Mother Language Day held at Tulsa Road Branch focused on promoting the linguistic and cultural diversity of multiple mother languages spoken by people belonging to different regions of the country. Through dialogues, dances and songs both the linguistic and cultural aspect was focused side by side.

The special assembly started off by the introduction of mother language and its significance. Students of different classes introduced themselves in their respective mother language as they came on the stage wearing traditional dresses depicting the rich culture of Pakistan. Punjabi, Sindhi, Siraiki, Pushto and Pothwari were some of the languages which the students discussed about. They shared the different dialects of these languages and specified the regions in which they were spoken. The most interesting part of the special assembly was the folk songs which the students sang in their mother languages. From Punjabi to Pushto and Siraiki to Pothwari each language represented a culture within.

Students of class 4 performed on a skit highlighting the difference between mother language and national language.

One of the students impersonated a famous scholar Ashfaq Ahmed who was asked by the other student about the difference between Mother Language and National Language which was very well explained by the character himself.

The last performance of the special assembly was given by the students of class two. Adorned with beautiful jewellery and wearing traditional embroidered caps and dresses the students danced on famous regional folk songs representing the relationship between language and cultural diversity.

The special assembly ended on a beautiful note when a student expressed his views and pledged that whatever language we speak and whatever culture we belong to, we all are a part of one nation.The news.
Punjab govet asked  administration to transfer funds by May 24
LAHORE:23 May: The last two installments of the non-salary budget (NSB) funds haven’t reached schools and the Punjab government has asked the administration to transfer the funds by May 24.
The NSB fund was designed to allow schools to independently make small-scale purchases, improve infrastructure and hire part-time staff. It is distributed based on a set formula that has been devised to pay the funds to all primary, elementary, high and higher secondary schools in each of districts.

The funds were to be distributed quarterly and the NSB funds were divided into installments of Rs3.5 billion for each quarter. As per the budgetary allocation for the fiscal year 2017-18, the Punjab government allocated Rs14 billion for the NSB.

The Punjab government had rapidly released two installments of the funds in March and April, before the end of the current government’s tenure. However, the schools had been unable to receive the funds.

Expressing concern, the Punjab School Education Department (SED) has raised the matter with District Education Authorities (DEAs) Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of all districts of the province. In a letter, the SED said: “It has been observed with great concern by the authority that the districts have not yet transferred NSB to the schools, which causes a great lapse towards development of schools.” The department has asked the CEOs to make transfers immediately.

According to the letter, “You are hereby directed to transfer NSB of 3rd quarter which was released on 29th March, 2018 and also 4th quarter which was released on 17th April, 2018).

You are further directed to transfer NSB to the concerned schools immediately to avoid any untoward situation.”

The letter also warned the CEOs that they would be held responsible if the funds were not transferred by May 24. It stated: “All CEOs (DEA) are requested to ensure transfer of this amount by May 24, 2018, and also provide a certificate duly signed by CEO (DEA) that NSB amount has been completely transferred to the concerned schools. In case of any deficiency, CEO (DEA) will be personally held responsible for this delay.”

When contacted, SED Secretary Dr Allah Bakhsh Malik said that the department would ensure that the funds reach individual schools as per allocation by May 24.

The Punjab Management and Implementation Unit of the Punjab Education Sector Reform Programme (PMIU-PESRP) had earlier instructed the CEOs that the funds, which had been transferred to Special Drawing Accounts (SDAs), had to be jointly operated by the CEOs and district education officers (secondary) in all 36 districts of the province.

The PMIU-PESRP had directed the CEOs to immediately distribute the funds as per allocations and submit its confirmation by April 25. It further directed the officials to ensure effective and efficient monitoring and utilisation of the funds. The PMIU-PESRP also issued guidelines for further allocation and transfer of funds by districts to individual schools and also for the institutes to use the allocation. “District Education Authorities are being provided with school-specific and need-based NSB funds over and above their Punjab Finance Commission share as a conditional grant, which cannot be used for any other purpose,” the PMIU-PESRP told the CEOs in April.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 23.
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