300 Punjab school for kiln workers children

300 schools for kiln workers' children
Lahore, Sep 05: The Punjab Labour and Human Resources Department will set up 300 schools at brick kilns in Lahore and Kasur to provide educational facilities to more than 10,000 children and provide micro-credit facilities to brick kiln workers.

Provincial Labour Minister Muhammad Ashraf Khan Sohna said this during the inspection of schools set up at brick kilns at Jallo and Wagah by the Pak-Swedish Teachers' Association.

He said the government was committed to curbing the menace of bonded labour and had launched a comprehensive programme for the socio-economic uplift of kiln workers.

He said the government had also allocated Rs40 million to provide micro-credit facilities to kiln workers, especially women, during the current financial year. More than 5,000 workers would be provided small loans under the scheme, he said.

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Lahore matric result distinction
Lahore: Miss Namra Aqeel, daughter of Aqeel-ur-Rehman Sheilkh, student of Divisional Public School (DPS) Model Town, Lahore, has secured 977 marks out of 1050 (93 per cent) in the matriculation examination of the Lahore Board 2009. The news

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Seats for the disabled on all BZU campuses
Sahiwal: The Bahauddin Zakariya University's (Sahiwal) sub-campus has directed its departments to reserve seats for the disabled students.

The decision has come after the intervention of Commissioner Tariq Mahmood in the case of a disabled student whom he helped in getting admission to MBA programme. The university administration not only admitted the student to the programme but also allowed the other departments to reserve quota for the disabled in all disciplines.

It is learnt that Muhammad Shadaab applied for MBA (morning session) on the Bahauddin Zakariya University, Sahiwal campus, against the disabled quota.

The administration, however, turned down his request on the plea of not having the reserved quota for the disabled.

The admission committee informed the applicant that the facility was available only on the main campus (Multan).

Meanwhile, another disabled student, Shah Muhammad, complained to the commissioner that they (the applicants) were denied a facility that was available at all other institutions.

"Such discrimination would discourage the special persons who already have limited opportunities of getting higher education here," he said on behalf of the disabled applicants.

The commissioner raised the issue with the university higher-ups and Dr Zafarullah, the BZU Multan vice-chancellor, agreed to the proposal of allowing reserved seats for the disabled on all sub-campuses. He immediately notified the availability of the reserved seats for the disabled in all courses/programmes taught in the morning session.

The authorities admitted Muhammad Shadaab to MBA programme. The actual applicant could not meet the merit criteria.

BZU Sahiwal campus director Saleem Bhutta confirmed that the notification of reserved seats for the disabled had been issued. Dawn

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GCU, UET sign MoU
Lahore: The Department of Geography of Government College University (GCU) signed an MoU with the Department of City and Regional Planning (CRP) of University of Engineering and Technology (UET) in a ceremony held on Friday.

Both GCU and UET agreed to collaborate in carrying out research projects, exchange of faculty and students and for achieving targets in specific field. According to the agreement, workshops, seminars, symposium and similar events will be held on priority basis.

The UET was represented by Director External Linkage Dr Shahid Naveed while GCU team was led by Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Prof Dr Khalid Pervaiz. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Khalid Pervaiz emphasised on the importance of knowledge sharing and wished to promote bilateral relation between GCU and UET. Dr Shahid Naveed said that UET was developing linkages with other higher educational institutes for promoting research and modern education.

Later, UET delegation met with GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab who said that such collaboration should be established between the universities to strengthen academic and research culture. The news

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Tutorial on anti-plagiarism software
Lahore: The Directorate of Research of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) arranged a tutorial on anti-plagiarism software on Friday. A press release said one member from each faculty of the university attended this tutorial which was held through video conference at the City Campus of the UVAS. HEC Quality Assurance Deputy Director Muneer Ahmad from Islamabad conducted the tutorial training on how to use this anti-plagiarism software named "Turnitin". Dean Faculty of Veterinary Sciences Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad, who is also Director Research, chaired this training session. The news

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