AHC and CEJ organise workshop for journalists in Karachi

KARACHI: The Australian High Commission and the Centre for Excellence in Journalism organised a workshop for media professionals, linked to the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women. This is the third time the Australian High Commission has

Fourth Adab Festival kicks off in Karachi on a high note

KARACHI: The first day of the two-day Fourth Adab Festival opened to a mammoth crowd here today. People of all ages were seen jostling with one another as they rushed from one interesting session to the other so as not

27,000 schools in Pakistan remain inaccessible due to devastating floods: UNICEF

ISLAMABAD: Schools for more than 2 million children in Pakistan remain completely inaccessible after the most severe flooding in the country’s history destroyed or damaged nearly 27,000 schools in the country. “Almost overnight, millions of Pakistan’s children lost family members,

HEC invites applications under PM’s national innovation award programme

ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC), has invited applications from the Pakistani young innovators and entrepreneurs for funding under the Prime Minister’s National Innovation Award to turn their ideas into businesses. According to HEC on Friday, the youth aged between

Notice issued to NCS University over viral dance video

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Medical University Peshawar has issued notice to NCS University System for holding an ‘unethical and immoral dance event’ and has sought explanation. The dance video had went viral on different social media platforms with users asking if

Test for admissions in medical colleges to be held on Nov 13

The Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) on Wednesday announced that computerized test for admission to medical and dental colleges will be held on November 13. In a notification issued on Wednesday, the PMC said that the Medical and Dental College Admission

Students from flood-hit areas to get 2 semester fee deferral: HEC

ISLAMABAD :Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed on Friday said the students from flood-affected areas, enrolled at public and private universities, would get fee deferral for two semesters to mitigate their problems. Talking to APP, he said all

Educational institutes in Sindh to remain closed on Saturday

The Sindh College Education Department announced on Friday that all educational institutes in the province will remain closed on Saturday, September 17, in reverence of Chelum of Imam Hussain. According to the notification, the decision is applicable to both public

Minority students to receive Rs. 45 million scholarships

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has allocated Rs. 45 million to provide scholarships to minority communities’ students for the financial year (FY) 2022-23. Talking to APP, Ministry’s Spokesperson Muhammad Umar Butt informed that the ministry had

UK announces 75 scholarships for Pakistani students

ISLAMABAD: The British High Commission, in collaboration with the British Council, has announced 75 scholarships for Pakistanis to study in the United Kingdom.  The scholarships will provide future Pakistani leaders with the skills necessary to tackle global challenges. The event took

Schools, colleges to remain close across Sindh for more two days

KARACHI: The Sindh Education Department has announced that schools and colleges will remain closed for another two days across the province, including Karachi. The measure has been taken in view of heavy rainfall and floods that have affected at least

Educational institutes across Sindh to remain closed till Thursday

KARACHI: In view of the rains in Sindh, the Sindh Education Department has announced a holiday in educational institutions on August 24 and 25 across the province. All educational institutions, including schools and colleges, will remain closed today and tomorrow.

Cambridge schools to face action for exclusion of Sindhi, Urdu from curriculum

The Directorate of Inspection and Registration of Private Institutions, Sindh Education Literacy Department has directed all private schools – including those pursuing the Cambridge system – to teach Sindhi and Urdu languages as a subject. Several private schools – especially

Study in UK: Applications for Chevening scholarships will be received from August 2

Applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK will open between August 2 and November 1, 2022, it was announced on Monday. “Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals from all backgrounds who can demonstrate that they have the leadership

189 Pakistani students receive US scholarship for Master, Ph.D. degrees

ISLAMABAD: To promote educational and cultural exchange between the United States and Pakistan, the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) has awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to 189 Pakistani students to pursue advanced studies and research at leading U.S. universities.

Prof Khalid Mahmood Iraqi appointed as Vice Chancellor KU

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has appointed Professor Dr. Khalid Mahmood Iraqi as Vice Chancellor of the University of Karachi for four years. Dr. Khalid Iraqi started his career in 1989 as a cooperative teacher in the

Two day ‘The Literary Festival’ event ends in Quetta

Quetta began this festival years ago which promotes cultural values, literature, art music, and so on. The third most Quetta literary festival which was introduced as a 2-day event finally came to an end. Many participants appreciated and vowed to

All you need to know about CBSE board result

India’s Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be announcing class 10 and 12th results soon. According to Indian media, the result is likely to be declared in July last week, however, the board has not made any official announcement

Federal Minister expresses displeasure over Dr Athar Ata’s unapproved leave

KARACHI: The federal education minister has expressed his utmost displeasure about Dr. Athar Ata, Permanent Vice Chancellor of Urdu University, going abroad on unapproved leave, asking him to return before July 16. Meanwhile, the Federal Minister of Education has appointed

Pakistani student wins two intl stem-cell research awards

KARACHI: Ayesha Ishaq, a PhD student at Dr Panjwani center for Molecular Medicine & Drug has won two international awards at International Society for Stem Cell Research America.   Karachi’s university spokeswoman for the International Center for Chemical and Biological

PIPS Seminar: Speakers urge complete reorientation of education system

Speakers at an event arranged by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), have termed the present education system in the country ‘flawed’, and urged the complete reorientation of the system, especially toward youth to promote critical thinking.  They said this

PM praises APS survivor’s Ahmad Nawaz on becoming the president of Oxford’s Union

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday praised the inspirational journey of the Army Public School (APS) massacre’s survivor Ahmad Nawaz, who has become the president of Oxford University’s Union. Taking to Twitter, the PM wrote “Great honor and inspiring

Two-day conflict reporting conference concludes with Peace Journalism awards

KARACHI: Social media has erased the line between truth and lies, and this is in my view is extreme reporting. Where facts, reality are manufactured but only if you have sufficient manpower and resource, you can alter reality, said Federal

Karachi University declares MA Economics and IR results

KARACHI: The University of Karachi has declared the results of MA Economics (Final), External Annual Examination 2019-2020. According to the gazette issued, 661 candidates were registered for the annual exams of which 592 students appeared in the papers and one

UKAA Baltimore Washington DC solar panel project inaugurated at KU

KARACHI: The acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Karachi Professor Dr. Nasira Khatoon inaugurated the solar panel system installed by the University of Karachi Alumni Association Baltimore Washington DC on Friday. The UKAA has installed a grid and hybrid solar

SBT gets slammed for inhumane exam question about refugees

Karachi: The question about “Refugees arrival creating problems” in the Ongoing Examinations of the Sindh Board of Technical Education for 2022, the Diploma of Associate Engineer 3rd Year’s Islamic studies paper has created quite a stir on social media. As

Systems Limited and Ali Institute of Education launch IT Mustakbil Training Program

Marching forward with its mission to solidify the IT landscape of Pakistan, Systems Limited has collaborated with the Ali Institute of Education. The company is proud to announce the IT Mustakbil (ITM) Training Program; its core foundation lies in raising

UK administration postpones international conference under the pretext of security

KARACHI: The acting administration of Karachi University (KU) has failed to organize the first international conference on modern trends in science and engineering technology despite the plan for the conference finalized several months ago. Delegates from Europe, the United States,

Sindh govt bans teachers, students from carrying mobile phones during matric exams

KARACHI: Sindh government on Monday announced that teachers and students will not be allowed to carry mobile phones during matric exams across the province. This strict step was taken in order to control the rising ‘copy culture’  during the annual

Mufti Usmani seeks to establish separate board for modern Islamic schools  

 KARACHI: Vice President of Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi, and former Chief Justice of Shariah Court Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani has expressed his desire to establish a separate educational board for those private Pakistani schools providing both modern and Islamic education