Punjab's 100,000 teachers benefited from regularisation
Lahore, Oct 18: Punjab Minister for Education Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman has said that more than 100,000 teachers had benefited from Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif's decision of regularizing the contract employees of the province.
He urged teachers to restore confidence of people in the government schools.
According to a handout here on Saturday, he was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the Government High School for Boys, Tajpura.
The minister said that for promoting education in the province, the chief minister had taken measures like cash prizes for position holders, endowment fund, teachers' training and financial packages for teachers.
He said people were appreciating the people-friendly measures of the chief minister. He said high schools for boys and girls of Tajpura Scheme had been upgraded to the higher secondary level to meet the educational needs of the area.
Speaking on the occasion, MPAs Rana Tajammal Hussain and Haji Allah Rakha thanked the chief minister for the beautification of boys school at a cost of Rs 2.30 crore and provision of required staff.
Prof Hafiz Muhammad Ahsraf, Col (Retd) Tasleem Bari, Rana Tajamal Hussain MPA, Union Council Nazim Malik Shaukat Ali and Haji Allah Rakha MPA also spoke on the occasion. The news
LUMS promised to abolish all public displays of affection
Lahore: Authorities at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) have promised to abolish all public displays of affection after a student blasted another female student for giving her boyfriend a peck on the cheek during Ramzan, the Christian Science Monitor has reported. The kiss, witnessed and documented by Tajwar Tashfin Awan - and then criticised in an email to the entire university as part of her "dossier" against public displays of affection (PDA) on campus - has sparked a debate on how conservative Pakistani society should be.
In light of the email, the LUMS Office of Student Affairs has promised to issue a code of conduct to ban PDAs – a measure some students have lauded, and others rolled their eyes at. The debate has pointed out the drastically different ideological directions in which youth across the country are being pulled, says Asif Akthar, the blogger who first reported the story. "I think [the debate] signifies a conflict between different cultural identities and shows there is something unresolved there," he says. Daily times
Educational institutions told to hire guards
Toba Tek Singh: District Coordination Officer Rana Amanullah Khan on Saturday directed the heads of all educational institutions to hire security guards to check all visitors.
Presiding over a meeting on security measures at his office, Khan told the heads of educational institutions to equip their security guards with metal detectors and keep vendors away from the main gates.
Also, the DCO told the police to take special measures for the security of Chinese engineers and their staff who were working on Toba-Chichawatni road project. Dawn
MAO College improved performance
Lahore: Government Mao College Mass Communication Department Head Prof Awais Ahmed Bajwa Saturday said his students' dedication and teachers' efforts would bring more success and honour to the department and the college in the future.
He said MAO College Mass Communication Department students, 2008-10, remained prominent by securing 97 per cent success result in the Punjab University Mass Communication Part I examinations. The MAO College's success rate is higher than all other institutions and the University's overall success ratio in this exam, he said. Eighty-four per cent students attained first division. Three students Aiza Nawaz, Sabahat Butt and Adnan Ahmed Khan secured 5th, 368 marks, 6th, 365 marks and 8th, 363 mark, positions.
Prof Awais Bajwa paid tribute to Govt MAO College Principal Zafar ul Mohsin Peerzada and said that his role both as a teacher and principal played key part in this brilliant result. He expressed hope that the students and the teachers would continue their efforts for distinguished position.
Lahore Matric, Inter results distinction
Lahore: Sundas Shahzad, daughter of Lt. Col Sohail Shahzad, secured 460 marks out of 505 marks in the Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education First Year (pre-medical) Examinations. She is a student of Kinnaird College.
Ruman Shahzad, daughter of Lt. Col Sohail Shahzad, got 441 marks out of 480 marks in the ninth class examination held by the Lahore Board in 2009. She is a student of Divisional Public School, Model Town.
Science quiz 2009 held
Lahore: The final round of science quiz 2009 as a part of annual science competitions, jointly sponsored by the National Museum of Science and Technology, Lahore, Anjuman Barai Taleem, Lahore, and Pakistan Science Foundation, Islamabad, was held at the museum auditorium here on Saturday.
According to a press release, the Trust School System, Thokar Niaz Baig got first position, the Society Public Girls High School, Mughalpura, held second position and the Society Public Boys High School, Mughalpura, secured third position.
Iqbal Nabi Nadeem, Director General, Urdu Science Board, also opened a posters' exhibition on "The Art and Science of Jewellery" for public at the museum.
The four-day science innovation (models) competition and exhibition will be held from October 21 to 24.
UVAS awarded PhD degree
Lahore: Muhammad Yasir Mustafa Butt has been got a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. According to a press statement issued on Saturday, he completed his PhD under the supervision of Prof Muhammad Akram Munir. The title of his thesis was 'Effect of various stress factors on the on the immune response of broilers'.
US official visited GCU
Lahore: US Consulate Public Affairs Officer Mr James visited the Government College University here on Saturday. According to a press release here, he visited various sections of the university, including libraries, Bokhari Auditorium, Old Hall, amphitheatre and Oval Ground. He was given a detailed briefing about the history, infrastructure, culture and achievements of the university. The news
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