Admission form date
Lahore, Feb 17: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Lahore, on Tuesday extended the last date for submitting online admission forms for candidates appearing in Intermediate (Part-I) Annual Examination, 2011. Now the candidates can submit online admission forms with single fee till February 25. Earlier the last date for it was February 19. Lahore BISE spokesman Qaisar Virk said however the candidates appearing in Intermediate (Part-II) Annual Examination 2011 could submit their forms by February 28, 2011.
Lahore: The Punjab University's Examinations Department has announced the written examination date-sheets of various examinations. LLB, Part-I exam, will commence from March 16 and conclude on March 31, LLB, Part-II exam, will commence from March 17 and conclude on April 04 while LLB, Part-III exam, will commence from March 16 and conclude on April 08, 2011.
Education Complex without power
Lahore: The Education Complex, housing offices of EDO Education, DPI Elementary Education and Director Colleges, has been deprived of electricity for the last two days, thanks to the indifferent attitude of the authorities concerned.
The power suspension has made the lives of the complex's employees miserable who have to visit different markets to get urgent documents composed and faxed as well.
It is learnt the electricity suspended at the Education Complex situated at famous Hall Road and other adjacent areas, following failure of the electricity transformer. EDO Education Pervaiz Akhtar said the Buildings Department and Wapda authorities were informed but no response had been received so far. The news
UVAS, UNIDO to launch master's in food security
Lahore: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) and the United Nation Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) have agreed to collaborate and launch master's programme in food safety and food security.
The UNIDO has planned to launch one-year diploma aimed at building indigenous human and institutional capacity to enhance the industrialization process in Pakistan in a sustainable manner.
This was stated by UNIDO Food Safety Management consultant Dr Ian Goulding during a meeting with UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz and other faculty members on varsity campus here on Tuesday. Dr Goulding was heading a three-member delegation comprising national expert in laboratory accreditation Dr Ali Abbas Qazilbash and UNIDO environment section chief Dr Aurangzeb.
Prof Nawaz termed the collaboration in food security and food safety with UNIDO as a good omen for the institution and added that it was high time to improve food quality standard that was posing serious challenges to country's exports.
He also explained the delegation about the vibrant role of the livestock sector which was contributing 53.4 per cent of the agriculture value-added and 11.4 per cent to the national GDP.
Despite a plethora of challenges, he said, the livestock industry was surprisingly growing by 4.1 per cent and cattle population had grown up to 65 million in 2009-2010.
He said the university had earned 12th position among 82 public and private universities for its research publications and was playing an effective role in leather, poultry, meat and dairy technology industry.
He said the varsity had also developed research collaboration and signed 21 MoUs with various international institutions to upgrade the standard of education.
Dr Goulding said the European Union was funding a cooperation programme with the Pakistan government on Trade Related Technical Assistance (TRTA) to provide support to the country in building necessary capacity to address trade-related issues, thereby fostering its integration into world economy and contributing to "poverty alleviation".
Dr Qazilbash said the UNIDO was upgrading various measurements and testing laboratories for international accreditation to ISO 17025 by providing equipment and training as well as fielding experts to assess, upgrade and conduct accreditation of these laboratories.
The delegation later visited various laboratories of the university.
PEF GIS for partner schools
Lahore: The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has decided to develop and launch "Geographical Information System" (GIS) for its partner schools.
This was stated by PEF Managing Director Mohyuddin Ahmad Wani while briefing a two-member Unicef delegation comprising education specialists Tariq Saeed and Muqadsa Mahreen at his office on Tuesday.
"The purpose of the project is to help identify partner schools' locations in 29 districts across Punjab. It will also be helpful in ensuring monitoring of the partner institutions," he said.
Wani said the proposed GIS project would also be helpful in identifying school-deficient areas in Punjab, besides helping identify suitable places for setting up new schools through public-private partnership.
He said the foundation had also successfully ensured student-friendly environment in schools by introducing various interventions. Dawn