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Second phase of reopening schools to start from tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The second phase of opening educational institutions in Pakistan will start from tomorrow. Talking to media after the meeting at National Command and Operations Center, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood said that classes for sixth to eighth classes

CCBS receives Rs 3.9 million donations

KARACHI: International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi has received a donation of Rs-3.9 million from the University of Karachi (KU) Alumni Association, Houston, USA. Spokesman of the ICCBS – the University of Karachi on Tuesday

BISE Karachi announce Matric Science Group results

KARACHI: The Board of Secondary Education (BISE) Karachi has finally announced the results for Class X (Matriculation) for the Annual Examinations for the year 2020. This year’s results were announced under the newly introduced grading system due to the coronavirus

No reason to delay resumption of classes in Sindh: Shafqat Mahmood

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood has said the reopening of schools for sixth, seventh, and eighth-graders across the country will go on as planned. His remarks came after the Sindh government today announced to postpone reopening of schools

Sindh government decides to close primary classes

KARACHI: Sindh Education Department has decided not to open its primary section of schools that were supposed to be open on 30th September. Addressing a conference in Karachi, Sindh Education Minister said that middle classes would not start from September

Pakistan Red Crescent Society to train student volunteers

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) will mobilise, recruit, train and enhance capacity building of volunteers from students of educational institutions. In this regard, a Letter of Understanding (LoU) was signed between Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) and Pakistan Red

IBA shut down after student tests positive for COVID-19

KARACHI: The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) has been closed for two days after two students contracted the coronavirus days after the university reopened. Both campuses of IBA, situated in Karachi, will remain closed while students and teachers would not

22 educational institutes closed for violating COVID-19 SOPs

ISLAMABAD: At least 22 educational institutes in Pakistan have been closed over violations of COVID-19 SOPs. According to the National Command and Operations Center, 22 educational institutions were closed in the last 48 hours for violating coronavirus SOPs. Around 16 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, one

Karachi University adopts hybrid exam model

KARACHI: Karachi University’s Deans Committee meeting has recommended holding the upcoming examinations under the hybrid model of exams. As per details, the hybrid model will be a combination of both physical papers and evaluation of assignments, assessment, class activities, presentations,

KP govt appoints first female officer in Waziristan’s education department

PESHAWAR: The government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has appointed a woman as the head of the South Waziristan’s education department for the very first time in the province. According to sources, Noor Khadija, who comes from a family of educators school has

Will close educational institutions violating coronavirus SOPs: Minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood has said the government will close the educational institutions found violating the standard operating procedures (SOPs) devised to limit the spread of COVID-19. Shafqat Mahmood, during his surprise visits to public sector educational

CM removes Vice Chancellor Sindh University from his post

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has removed Vice-Chancellor of Sindh University Prof Dr Fateh Muhammad Burfat from his post. According to a notification issued by the Secretary Universities and Boards Department Muhammad Riazuddin, Dr Burfat has been

Promotion of modern education topmost priority of govt: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator, Shibli Faraz has said that the government was working to bring the country’s education sector up to international standards on a priority basis. During a meeting with Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Tariq

Awareness booklet issued on COVID-19 safety measures for students

LAHORE: The Department of Primary and Secondary Healthcare has issued an awareness booklet for students to take precautionary measures against the coronavirus. The book named ‘Let’s Stay Safe’ has been released by the Department of Primary and Secondary Health Care

Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship online application opened

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar has said the government opened Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Online Portal 2020-21 for 119 public sector universities across the country. Dr Nishtar announced that students

SMIU’s VC urges faculty members to focus more on research work

KARACHI: The Vice-Chancellor of Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) Dr. Mujeeb-u-Ddin Sahrai Memon has said that the importance of Information Technology is increasing day by day and faculty members should focus more on research work. He said this while presiding

Decision to reopen educational institutes to be taken today

ISLAMABAD: The decision to reopen or close educational institutes across the country from 15th September will be taken today. In this regard, a meeting of inter-provincial education ministers has been convened under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Education Shafqat

HMBL announces scholarship for IBA students

KARACHI: The Habib Metropolitan Bank Limited (HMBL) has announced to give scholarships for two undergraduate students from the Institute of Business Administration’s (IBA) National Talent Hunt Program (NTHP). The President and CEO HMBL, Mohsin Ali Nathani, and the Executive Director,

Govt announces to end winter vacations for educational institutions

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has announced to end winter vacations for educational institutions across the country this year. According to a notification issued by the ministry of education today, summer vacations will not be observed this year in all the

KU extends deadline for submission of fees till Sep 11

KARACHI: The University of Karachi on Friday extended the last date for payment of fees of the newly accepted students of MS, MPhil, PhD, MS (Surgery), and MD (Medicine) program till September 11, 2020. The KU Director Finance Tariq Kaleem

Govt issue guidelines for reopening educational institutions

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has issued the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for avoiding the spread of COVID-19 among students after the reopening of educational institutions from September 15. According to the SOPs, no assembly of students will be held in

Ehsaas Undergraduate scholarship applications to open on Sept 5

ISLAMABAD: The Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship project steering committee came to the table for the sixth time to review the progress for the outgoing academic session and strategise next steps for 2020-21. The meeting reviewed the overall progress of the Ehsaas

Govt devising strict SOPs to reopen schools: Shafqat Mahmood

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood on Monday said that the authorities have been devising strict guidelines for reopening of schools and universities as soon as possible. The minister said federal authorities would review the situation of the COVID-19 epidemic and

KU awards 64 degrees to students in various disciplines

KARACHI: The University of Karachi has awarded 29 Ph.D, 33 MPhil and two MS Course Work (30 Credit Hour) degrees in various disciplines. According to a statement issued by the university’s spokesman, the Advanced Studies and Research Board (ASRB) in

Govt to consider relief package for low-fee private schools

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood has announced that the government is considering a financial relief package for the low fee private schools that have been affected by the ongoing COVID-19. Shafqat Mahmood said that the

Students protest at PMDC over new admissions criteria

LAHORE: The medical students have staged a protest at the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) over the issues of admissions on merit basis. According to the protesters, the exams were canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak so, its unfair

Ziauddin University to open new campus at Sukkur

KARACHI: Ziauddin University has once again opened a doorway to success by taking the initiative of opening its new campus with all modern facilities at Sukkur city. According to a statement issued by the varsity today, in the first phase,

Karachi University offers 25 acres of land for urban forest

KARACHI: The University of Karachi is taking part in the Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Project (TBTTP) by offering 25 acres of land for urban forest and block plantation in the university. As per details, the Sindh Forest and Wildlife Department

South Korea closes schools in Seoul after resurgence in COVID-19 cases

SEOUL: Schools in South Korea’s capital have once again been closed after a resurgence of coronavirus cases in the city. The Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention reported 280 new coronavirus cases as of midnight Monday, bringing the country’s

KU to offer special quota for religious minority students

KARACHI: The vice-chancellor of Karachi University (KU), Dr Khalid Iraqi has said that the varsity would always extend support for minority students so that they could play an important role in bringing their communities in the mainstream.  While talking to

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