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Sindh Local govt suspends three education directors

KARACHI: Sindh Local Government Board (SLGB) has suspended three education directors in the District Municipal Corporation (DMC) of the city. The suspended directors include Abdul Khaliq DMC West, Sher Ali East and Aslam Khan, Director Education Central. These officers were

Sindh govt delays resumption of classes for secondary students by 10 days

KARACHI: Sindh Education and Labour Minister, Saeed Ghani has announced to delay the resumption of on-campus classes for grades one to eight in the province from April 21 by 10 more days amid rising COVID-19 cases. On a social media

Sindh govt decides to take back education ministry from Saeed Ghani

KARACHI: Sindh government has decided to take back the education ministry’s portfolio from Education and Labour Minister Saeed Ghani over weak performance, sources said on Monday. Sources said PPP’s leadership is not satisfied with the education minister’s performance especially transfers

KU forms committee to seek legal opinion on two-year degree programmes

KARACHI: The Academic Council meeting of the University of Karachi has advised seeking the legal opinion regarding the provincial government advertisement on two years’ bachelor and masters’ degree programs. A five-member committee was constituted in this regard while Professor Dr

Federal govt decides to conduct special audit of colleges, schools

ISLAMABAD: Federal government has decided to conduct a special audit of model colleges and higher secondary schools under the auspices of the Federal Directorate of Education. According to sources, DG Federal Directorate of Education Dr Ikram Ali Malik has decided

Sindh govt announces Rs40m scholarships for university students

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has announced scholarships worth Rs40 million to be awarded to students of public and private sector universities. The chief minister made the announcement while presiding over a meeting of Sindh Higher Education

Blind female Pakistani student wins Oxford University scholarship

QATAR: A visually impaired female Pakistani student, Khansa Maria has been selected as a ‘Rhode’ Scholar from Pakistan for the fall of 2021 at Oxford University. Maria will be pursuing a master’s program in evidence-based policy intervention and social evaluation

Sindh COVID-19 task force recommends closing schools for 15 days

KARACHI: The Sindh task force on coronavirus has proposed the provincial authorities close schools for the next 15 days to limit the spread of COVID-19 cases. The recommendations were given by the COVID-19 task force during a meeting chaired by

Karachi University to launch electric shuttle service

KARACHI: The University of Karachi has announced to launch an on-campus custom-built electric shuttle service. In this regard, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with NTS Logistics to provide six 23-seater roofless commuting vans which would increase in the

KU inks MoU to provide on-campus e-shuttle service

KARACHI: Karachi University (KU) and NTS Logistics have signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide an on-campus custom-built electric shuttle service for students and staff. The MoU was inked by the KU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi and

KU announces MBBS annual exams result

KARACHI: The controller of examinations at the University of Karachi on Tuesday announced the results of MBBS Fourth Professional Annual Examination 2020 and MBBS Second Professional (Modular) Annual Examination 2020. According to the gazette issued, 277 candidates were registered and

Educational institutions in Islamabad closed till April 11

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad administration has announced the closure of all private and government educational institutions in the federal capital till April 11 due to a surge in Covid-19 cases. According to a notification issued by the government on Sunday, all

24th convocation: SSUET awards medals, degrees to 1100 students

KARACHI: The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) has organized its 24th convocation on Saturday. A large number of educationists, scholars, dignitaries, faculty members and students attended the ceremony. On this occasion, at least 1100 degrees were distributed

COVID-19: Punjab University postpones associate degree annual exams

LAHORE: Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, Punjab University has postponed the annual examination of associate degree arts, science part-I and II, which were scheduled to commence from April 01. According to the university spokesman, the decision was taken in

Cambridge agrees to reschedule ‘O’ level exams: Shafqat Mahmood

ISLAMABAD: Following a concern shown by thousands of Pakistani students, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood announced that Cambridge International agreed to reschedule ‘O’ level exams to after May 15. “After detailed discussions, Cambridge has agreed to reschedule O level

KU’s pharmacy dept makes its way to top 151-200 QS Ranking

KARACHI: University of Karachi’s faculty of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences has moved up to 151-200 in the QS World University Rankings. The QS World University Rankings are awarded upon academic reputation, employer reputation, and research impact, the Dean Faculty of

HEC directs universities to conduct online classes in selected cities

ISLAMABAD: Higher Education Commission (HEC) has directed universities to conduct online classes for two weeks in the cities where the COVID-19 cases are surging. The directives were issued following the federal government’s announcement to close academic institutions in selected cities

Three-day flower show opens at Karachi University

KARACHI: The Vice-Chancellor University of Karachi Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi has inaugurated the three-day flower show at the KU Centre for Plant Conservation-Botanic Garden. According to details, the Karachi University’s (KU-CPC) Flower Show 2021 would remain open for the

Educational institutions in Sindh to remain open: Saeed Ghani

KARACHI: Sindh Education and Labour Minister, Saeed Ghani has said that the educational institutions will remain open in the province with attendance restricted to 50 percent. Following Federal Minister for Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood’s announcement of schools’ closure in several

Kohat University makes white ‘shalwar kameez’ compulsory for students

KOHAT: Kohat University of Science and Technology, following several other varsities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has imposed an official dress code for its students. The university, in an official statement on Tuesday, said the dress code was approved during an academic

Women’s Day: Six Women Who Created History In Pakistan

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8 to honour the social, cultural, economic, and political achievements of women while highlighting the problems they face on a regular basis in their professional lives in a patriarchal society. Pakistan’s

Peshawar University makes ‘shalwar kameez’ compulsory for female students

PESHAWAR: The University of Peshawar has made ‘shalwar kameez’ compulsory for female students as reinforced a dress code for students. According to a notification issued by the university administration, women must wear “white shalwar with kameez of their own choice, while

Pakistani female student Aqsa invents sewing machine for visually-impaired

KARACHI: Aqsa Ajmal a Pakistani female student from the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) has invented the sewing machine for the visually-impaired and won the Lexus Design Award in Milan, Italy.  People are appreciating her invention and achievement

Meet Professor Zulfiqar Ali Bhatti, an author of more than 200 books

An engineer turned educationist named Professor Zulfiqar Ali Bhatti is an author of more than 200 books on different subjects. Known for his contribution in the field of education and literature since 20 years, Professor Zulfiqar Ali Bhatti does not

International Women’s Day: Six notable women who made world proud in 2021

As the much-awaited annual global moment ‘International Women’s Day’ will be soon celebrated this month on 8th March, this year, people will not only recognize this day for the women but for the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of

Educational institutions in provinces except Sindh to open five days a week

LAHORE: Educational institutions in Punjab, Balochistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will now be open for five days a week as usual from today. According to details, normal classes of educational institutes have been restored in three provinces of the country for

Will allow 50 percent attendance in schools: Saeed Ghani

KARACHI: Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani has said that 100 percent student attendance in schools across the province will not be allowed until the COVID-19 pandemic is eliminated. While addressing a press conference, Ghani said that schools in the province

British Council keens to play active role in promoting scholarship for students

KARACHI: The Director of British Council Sindh and Balochistan Michael Houlgate has said that the British Council desired to play an active role in promoting scholarship, students, and faculty exchange programs for students of Karachi University. The director met the

All schools will be open as usual from March 1: Shafqat Mehmood

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood has announced that all schools in the country will return to normal five-day classes from 1st March. Shafqat Mehmood took to Twitter and wrote that from Monday, all schools will

Punjab govt launches ‘Rahmatul-Lil –Aalameen’ scholarship programme

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has launched  ‘Rahmatul-Lil –Aalameen’ (PBUH) scholarships programme for deserving students of province. While addressing the launching ceremony of the programme today, the chief minister said 50 percent of the scholarships would be given