Punjab schools summer vacations extended
Summer vacations extended in Punjab schools
Lahore, Aug 15: The Punjab government has extended the summer vacations limit till
August 30, and the educational institutions across the province now will reopen
on Aug 31.
The announcement was made by Provincial Minister for Local
Government and Community Development Sardar Dost Muhammad Khosa at a Press
conference here Friday. Secretary Higher Education and Secretary Schools were
also present on this occasion.
It may be mentioned that as per the
announcement made by the Punjab government the educational institutions were
scheduled to reopen on August 15 (today), but the government had extended the
limit, keeping in view the scorching summer heat and the ongoing electricity
crisis in the province.
The Minister further said that the government had
also requested private schools to follow the decision and open their institutes
on August 31, 2009.
When asked that why the Education Minister was not there
to announce the same extension, Khosa replied that as the Chief Minister Punjab
had directed all the ministers to attend flag-hoisting ceremonies at various
districts on the eve of the Independence Day of Pakistan, therefore Education
Minister Mian Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman could not make this announcement.
another question regarding local government system, Khosa said that certain
politicians wanted to politicise the issue as they had negative approach towards
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Exam toppers hoist flag across Punjab
Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said hoisting of national flag
on Independence Day by position-holders in the province is an acknowledgement of
the hard work and commitment to studies.
On his directions, like provincial
metropolis where Ali Murtaza and Hafiz Muhammad hoisted the flag, position
holder students of matriculation examination performed flag hoisting during
Independence Day celebrations in all other districts of the province.
Sargodha, student Wajiha Noor Syed of Presentation Convent School obtaining
first position with 1024 marks in matriculation examination in Sargodha Board
hoisted flag whereas Shoaib Raza of Garrison High School Taunsa obtaining first
position with 1005 marks participated as chief guest in the Independence Day
celebrations at Dera Ghazi Khan and hoisted flag. Muhammad Mudassar Abdullah of
Assofa Model High School hoisted flag at Mianwali. He has got first position in
the district obtaining 995 marks in matriculation examination. In Layyah,
Muhammad Ali Ramazan Gormani of Government High School Chak No.120 TDA obtaining
first position in the district with 996 marks in matriculation examination
hoisted flag whereas in District Bahawalnagar, Muneeba Nasir of Sir Syed Girls
High School Chishtian with 1005 marks, Baraira Ahmed of Fauji Foundation School
Bahawalnagar obtaining 993 marks and Tabinda Noor of Divisional Public School
Bahawalnagar obtaining 992 marks who have got first second and third positions
in Bahawalpur Board respectively hoisted flag in the district.
Chakwal, Muhammad Daniyal Noman of Cadet College Kalarkahar obtaining first
position in matriculation examination in the district with 985 marks hoisted
flag. Anika Gulzar of Brain School of Sciences hoisted flag in District Sialkot.
She had obtained first position in district Sialkot with 1011 marks. Hafiz
Muhammad Arsalan of Educator School Narowal obtaining first position with 994
marks in matriculation examination in district Narowal hoisted flag. Abdul Aziz
of Superior Science Academy Muzaffargarh hoisted flag in district Muzaffargarh.
He has got first position in matriculation examination in the district with 1007
marks. Muhammad Asghar of Government High School Talkaut, Muzaffargarh who have
obtained 890 marks in matriculation examination was also present on the flag
Muneeza Bakht of Fauji Foundation Model Study School for Girls, Fateh Jang,
obtaining first position in the district with 994 marks in matriculation
examination was the chief guest during flag hoisting ceremony at district
Zohaib Ahmed of Government Boys High School Haveli Lakha Tehsil
Depalpur, who had obtained first position in the district in matriculation
examination with 1005 marks, was chief guest during flag hoisting ceremony at
District Okara. In district Rajanpur, Yasmeen Khan of Almumtaz Girls Model
School Jampur hoisted flag at District Rajanpur. She has obtained first position
in matriculation examination with 1005 marks in Dera Ghazi Khan Educational
Board. In District Khanewal, Ayesha Ikram of Jhang Scholar School Jahanian
hoisted flag. She has obtained first position in matriculation examination with
1014 marks in Education Board Multan.
A disabled student Zahid Ali of
Khanewal who obtained prominent position in matriculation examination also
attended the ceremony. Muhammad Jahangir Mughal of Sir Syed Scholars Inn who has
obtained first position in the district in matriculation examination with 988
marks hoisted flag at District Hafizabad.
Abdul Basit of Government Model
High School Bhakkar was the chief guest in flag hoisting ceremony at District
Bhakkar. He has got first position in matriculation examination in Sargodha
Board obtaining 1017 marks.
Shahbaz Sharif said it was their right, which had
been denied in the past. He said that he was pleased to see the self-confidence
in them and it was hoped that they would perform outstandingly in every sector
for ensuring a bright future for the country.
After performing flag hoisting
ceremony along with top position holders of Lahore Board Ali Murtaza and Hafiz
Muhammad, the CM said poor educational system was the basic reason of ignorance.
"Therefore, provision of quality education is our top priority. Now no student
will leave his education incomplete due to non-availability of resources," he
added. The nation
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Nursing college building not given to admin
Multan: The building of the Nishtar Medical Institution's College of
Nursing has not been handed over to its management by the provincial buildings
department even a year and a half after its completion, delaying classes of BSc
It is learnt that the buildings department has failed to pay
the dues of Rs5.6 million to the contractor who has in turn refused to hand over
Maintaining and Repairing Assistant Medical Superintendent
(Nishter) Dr Fahim Ahmed Javed said the project was carried out under the ADP
(annual development programme) and the building had not been handed over to the
department due to non-payment to the contractor.
He said the Nishtar
administration had sent various reminders to the authorities, including the
health secretary, but to no avail. He claimed that furniture for the college had
been purchased and staff appointed.
District Officer (Buildings) Rana
Basharat Ali said funds for the scheme had been released and the building would
be handed over to the Nishtar administration within three months as the
construction work is in final stages.
The project was launched by the
Pervaiz Elahi-led government in 2004 and its goals are yet to be achieved even
after five years. It was part of the Medium-Term Development Framework "for
improving the nursing health care".
Officials at the Nishtar Medical
Institution said the BSc Nursing classes were launched at the Nursing College in
Lahore, but they could not be started in Multan.
Nishtar Hospital Multan
Medical Superintendent Dr Zaffar Niazi said the college would be made functional
immediately after handover of the building to the administration.
Meanwhile, Nursing College Multan vice-principal Shahnaz Qayyum said the
process for the college affiliation with the University of Health Sciences had
been started, but it would get the boost up after the removal of hurdles in
She said funds for the purchase of equipment also
had been released and the process would start very soon.
College Principal Dr Laiq Siddiqui said the contractor's bill swelled owing to
changes in the structure by the buildings department, but the funds could not be
released and the contractor approached the ombudsman with the claim that he had
spent Rs6.2 million on the building from his own pocket.
He said the
ombudsman, besides issuing directions to the government to release funds for the
project, also asked the buildings department officials to estimate the amount
spent by the contractor. The department has estimated it at Rs5.6 million.
He said the posts of principal and vice-principal had been filled after
adopting the required procedure while no one has so far responded to the
advertisements for posts of two instructors. He said they were going to
re-advertise the posts (of instructors) within days.
He said the classes
of BSc could not start because "we have no vacant space for the purpose". Dawn
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