BISE Lahore Matric re-exam | Punjab VC slots

Matric re-exam on 27th
Lahore, March 22: Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE), Lahore is re-conducting special examination for those candidates who missed the recent Matric (Class-10) Annual Examination 2011 on March 5 and March 7 owing to non-issuance of roll number slips.

The examination will be re-conducted at BISE Lahore Cluster Examination Centres 49-A Lawrence Road on March 27 (Sunday).

According to a press statement issued here on Monday, twenty four candidates will appear in the said exam, with board directions to the candidates to appear in the special exam, failing which they themselves would be responsible and no request in this regard would be entertained. The news

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Candidates shortlisted for six VC slots
Lahore: The Punjab higher education department has finally shortlisted 50 or so candidates to be called for interviews by the Punjab government's search committee for selecting vice-chancellors of six public sector universities in the province.

The search committee is expected to interview the shortlisted candidates in the last week of this month starting March 28 and call letters are being issued to them in a couple of days.

The department had received from across the country 235 applications, including 42 by women candidates, for vice-chancellorship of Government College University, Lahore; University of Education, Lahore; University of Sargodha; Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan; Lahore College for Women University; and Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi.

Lahore University of Management Sciences pro-chancellor Syed Babar Ali heads the search committee consisting of Beaconhouse National University vice-chancellor Sartaj Aziz; additional chief secretary Sami Saeed; UET Lahore vice-chancellor Muhammad Akram Khan in his capacity as HEC representative, and higher education secretary Haseeb Athar. Dawn

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LSE, UCL win debates at GCU
Lahore: The five-day 16th GCU All Pakistan Parliamentary Debates hosted by the Government College University Debating Society on Monday ended with the victory of University College Lahore in Urdu debates while Lahore School of Economics won the Prof Dr Khalid Aftab English Parliamentary Trophy.

A press release said famous Old Ravian Justice (Retd) Muhammad Khawaja Sharif was the chief guest at the final rounds of the debates while GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Ikram ul Haq was the also present on the occasion.

The motion for the Urdu debates in final round, "This House believes that Pakistan can liberate itself from American Influence", was defended by the University College Lahore and Faisalabad Medical College, while University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore and CICAS Lahore opposed it.

The motion was also put before the audience and was passed in favour that Pakistan can liberate itself from American influence.

Hafiz Usman Tanvir from CICAS Lahore was declared the Best Urdu Speaker.

The topic for English Debates, "This House would give the people right for armed struggle against dictatorial regimes", was defended by the LGS and CMH Medical College Lahore while CICAS Lahore and Lahore School of Economics opposed the topic.

University College Lahore Debater Fatima Bokhari was declared the Best English Speaker and was awarded with the Syed Muhammad Ali Abass Medal.

Addressing the prize distribution ceremony, Justice (Retd) Muhammad Khawaja Sharif said that "we should stop sacrificing our self-respect and dignity for material gains if we want to liberate ourselves from the US influence."

Prof Dr Ikram ul Haq said that the co-curricular activities especially debates play a very vital role in grooming of students.

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UHS workshop
Lahore: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) is organising a four-day workshop on "Biological Data Analysis with Hands-on Training on Statistical Software" which will begin today (Tuesday). According to a press release here on Monday, the workshop is being organised in collaboration of Higher Education Commission (HEC). Former dean of postgraduate medical education of Cambridge University, UK, Prof John Biggs will be the chief guest. The workshop is meant for young researchers and medical faculty. The news

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