HEC high-speed network: Missionary school
HEC to set up high-speed network
Islamabad, March 13, 2008: The Higher Education
Commission (HEC) is now establishing a high-speed dedicated National Research
and Research Education Network (NREN) for universities/institutes and other
academic sectors of Pakistan, a statement said on Wednesday. This will provide
students, faculty members and researchers a fully integrated and dedicated
communication infrastructure using advanced information and communication
technologies. NREN will help achieve true collaborative research, knowledge,
resources sharing and distance learning. PERN2 is the next generation education
and research network of Pakistan. This project is aimed to provide gigabit
connectivity to all the universities/ institutes of higher learning with a
multi-gigabit core network across the country.
Operation requirements for
nationwide connectivity have been finalized with the provision of establishing
Gigabit Metro Network in all metropolitan cities of Pakistan and long-haul Multi
Gigabit connectivity of these Metro networks and other PoPs. PERN2 will fulfil
the requirements of advance technologies and applications with proper security
The Higher Education Commission and the US National Science
Foundation (NSF) are jointly funding a high performance research and education
network connection to support Pakistan-US science and technology collaboration.
The project will connect the existing Pakistan and Research Education Network
(PERN) and developing PERN2 to the global research and education network
This connection will be implemented by a joint purchase of
capacity on an undersea cable system connecting PERN/PERN2 in Karachi to an
international network connection point in Singapore.
The network connections
will greatly assist the scientific collaborations being defined between the US
and Pakistan by allowing more direct, high-speed access and communication among
Science and Technology investigators and the worldwide resources. The Nation
Missionary school ends boarding facility
Muree: Security concerns have forced Jesus and Mary School
administration to end its boarding facility affecting a large number of students
from all over the country.
Jesus & Marry School is functioning at
Pindi Point Murree since British era, in late 1930s, and providing quality
education and boarding facility to a large number of girl students.
now the school administration has decided to end boarding facility creating
restlessness among the parents and students.
Jesus & Mary is a
Christian missionary school and a large number of eminent girl students had
received education in this school and later got national and international
PPP late chairperson Benazir Bhutto also received her early
education in this school.
Raja Daftar Abbasi President PML-N Murree,
Nazir Abbasi Advocate and many other notables showed their concerns over this
decision of the school administration and said that a large number of people
used to get their girls admitted in the institution with peace of mind. Even
overseas Pakistanis were utilising the school's boarding facility.
the administration of Jesus & Marry School was contacted by this
correspondent it blamed the prevailing security condition in the country for
this decision. Dawn
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