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Punjab University started registration for MA exams
Lahore, Jan 26: The Punjab University (PU) has
started registering private candidates for the MA examination
According to a press release issued on Sunday, the registration
process will continue until February 28, 2009, with single fee of Rs 1,400. The
PU has allowed candidates to appear privately only in Urdu, Punjabi, English,
Persian, Arabic, Islamic Studies, Mathematics, Political Science, History,
French, Philosophy and Economics.
The candidates, who have passed their
bachelor examination from other universities, will have to attach a no-objection
certificate (NOC) with their registration form. The forms can be obtained from
specified branches of Habib Bank Ltd, PU New Campus or can be downloaded from
the PU website . The forms can be sent by post or submitted by hand at the
Registration Branch, Room No 25 at the New Campus.
"please notify the registration of MA (date and fee)"
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PPSC expected to hold written test on Feb 15
Lahore: The Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) is expected to hold a written test for the posts of naib
tehsildar and sub-accountant on February 15, sources said on
Sources at the PPSC said 8,500 candidates had applied for 128
sub-accountant seats and 16,000 applied for 138 naib tehsildar seats . They said
a large number of candidates apply for any advertised post because of
unemployment while others seek postings in the Revenue Department for
Qirat and naat competition held at GCU
Lahore: The Government College University (GCU) Arabic Society
organised a qirat and naat competition, according to a press release on
Saturday. GCU Persian Department Head Dr Muhammad Saqib Iqbal was the chief
guest, while society in-charge Dr Muhammad Sarfaraz presided over the session.
In qirat, Muhammad Asif got the first position, while Muhammad Rehan and Hafiz
Burhan got the second and third positions respectively. In naat, Ayesha Akhtar
bagged the first position, while Muhammad Fayyaz and Afzal Qasoori got the
second and third positions respectively. Daily Times
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People question donation collection by private schools
Lahore: As more and more people have been opting to send their kids to
private sector schools in the wake of low quality education and deteriorating
standard of public schools, many are getting upset because of certain "unwanted"
practices of these private institutions.
Besides complaining about heavy
amount charged at the time of admission, people have been expressing concern
over heavy fee structure and collection of extra funds under various heads on
The compulsory purchase of books, uniform and other
stationery items from prescribed stores by some of the elite schools are some of
the other practices, which have been inviting stakeholders' criticism over the
However, there are different opinions over collection of donations
on part of private schools by students for various noble causes such as helping
flood or quake affectees.
There are those who favour the move saying such
practices motivate the young minds to help people caught in trouble. "It teaches
students that how to contribute for rehabilitation and welfare of fellow human
beings," believes Aleem whose son goes to a leading private school.
further said the school management, where his child was studying, used to ask
students to bring donations in case the country faced a catastrophe like recent
earthquake in Balochistan and floods in various parts of the country.
added, "Though most of the students do not donate from their own pocket yet they
learn how to help those caught in trouble."
Nevertheless, there are those
who are against the collection of donations by students saying no one should be
forced to contribute.
"It is unfortunate that most of the schools make
it mandatory for students to bring donations, which is totally wrong," believes
Ali whose children go to an elite school too.
He said schools must not
make it compulsory for students to bring donations, adding in case someone
donates less than others he/she is faced with inferiority complex. "This may put
students into an embarrassing situation if they cannot arrange money because of
one reason or the other," he added.
"I don't mean that one should not
help those who are in trouble but the point is no one should be compelled rather
one should be let to share as he/she likes to," he further added.
said, "The elite schools generate huge funds then why their management do not
Academic circles are also critical of unbridled
working of the private schools. Referring to the Punjab government's ongoing
efforts to amend the Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Promotion and
Regulation) Ordinance 1984, they have urged the government to take into account
all the factors in this connection.
At the same time, they have also
urged the government to uplift standard of government schools. They believe it
is unfortunate that at present the competition is among private schools only as
far as quality education is concerned, saying efforts should be made to ensure a
comeback of government schools in this competition.
Environmental Science Department of Lahore College for Women University (LCWU),
Lahore and Global Environmental Lab Lahore jointly organised a one-day training
course on "Occupational Health and Safety" in the university seminar room last
According to a press statement, the purpose of the training course
was to provide information for the identification of health and safety issues at
workplace, impart training to formulate occupational health and safety (OHS)
practices for identified issues and develop skills for the use of equipment for
the management of health and safety issues.
Prof Dr K J Cheema, Dean
Faculty of Natural Sciences highlighted the significance of occupational health
and safety at workplace. She narrated that occupational health was the physical,
physiological and psychosocial condition of an organisation's workforce, related
to different work context. Every organisation must prevent injury, illness and
death at workplace. "The OHS legislation requires that employers provide
adequate training and supervision to workers", she said while adding, "An
employer should provide information and training about hazards, safe work
procedures, the health and safety policy and the arrangements for health and
safety for the workers."
Ms Asia Saif from Honda Atlas Cars, Lahore
described the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) at workplace
specially industry, its types, use, and limitations.
Director Global Environmental Lab said that no matter how experienced and
knowledgeable an operator might become, he/she must always exercise maximum
amount of caution when one faced fault identification and troubleshooting of
electrical apparatus or circuits.
Speaking on the occasion, LCWU Vice
Chancellor Prof Dr Bushra Mateen emphasized that every organisation must had a
systematic examination and monitoring programme to conduct survey and identify
hazards regularly for the effective OHS management system and determine whether
these could support health, safety and productivity together.
Muhammad Afzal Chaudhry from Global Environmental Lab also spoke on the
The course was organised as an activity of the Higher Education
Link (HEL) between Environmental Science Department of LCWU and Division of
Biology, Imperial College London, UK. The project titled "Strengthening and
Development of Environmental Training and Research Centre at LCWU, Pakistan" is
funded under the Higher Education Commission-British Council Joint HE Link
Project (HEC-BC JHELP-II).
Tribute To Prof Miskeen Hijazi
A memorial reference was held at Government MAO College on Saturday to pay tribute to late
Prof Dr Miskeen Ali Hijazi, former head of Journalism department at the Punjab
Speakers at the reference said that late Dr Miskeen Ali
Hijazi was a patriotic Pakistani, good teacher and a great journalist at the
same time and many journalists and students benefited from his
Majority of them agreed on formation of a society with the
name "Bazm-e-Hijazi" to pay homage to the services rendered by Dr Miskeen Ali
Hijazi for the journalism.
Those who spoke on the occasion included
Director PU Institute of Communication Studies (ICS), Prof Dr Mughees-ud-Din
Sheikh, MAO College Principal Prof Zafarul Mohsan Pirzada and other faculty
members. -firstname.lastname@example.org (The News)
'Punjab govt to launch Danish school system'
Lahore: The Punjab government has decided to launch Danish School
System for the destitute where, under the Food Support Programme, children of
registered families would be provided all facilities free of cost, Chief
Secretary Javed Mahmood said on Sunday.
He was visiting Kehrore Pacca
tehsil in Lodharan district while attending a briefing regarding the proposed
site for Danish School. He said state land would be acquired on priority basis
to set up these schools, and good reputed contractors would be assigned the task
of constructing these schools. App
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