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

School closed in Thatta after nine students test positive for COVID-19

SUJAWAL: A government school in Thatta has been closed for a week as a precautionary measure for disinfection after nine students had contracted the coronavirus. The samples of the students and the teachers from the Government Primary Chandia School were

Punjab govt announces school exam schedule

LAHORE: The Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) has announced the schedule for examinations to be held across schools in the province. According to a notification by PEC, the exams will be held from May 18 to 31 for students of grades

Ali Zafar pays tribute to renowned mountaineer Ali Sadpara

LAHORE: Famous singer Ali Zafar has paid a tribute to the globally renowned Pakistani mountaineer Ali Sadpara, who has gone missing along with two foreign climbers during his K2 winter expedition. The singer Ali released a musical tribute ‘Tum Chalay

KU, Balochistan University ink MoU for research cooperation

KARACHI: The University of Karachi and Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology, Khuzdar have signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) for educational, scientific, and research cooperation. The KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi and the DG ORIC Balochistan University of

Committee formed to probe alleged beating of KU’s teacher

KARACHI: The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) has formed a committee to probe the alleged beating of a Karachi University’s teacher by students and guards. As per details, IBA has termed the incident highly regrettable, saying it strongly condemns any

Minister congratulates IBCC for becoming ISO-certified organization

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood has congratulated the Interboard Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) for becoming an ISO-certified organization of his ministry.  On a social media website Twitter, Shafqat Mehmood appreciated the secretary of IBCC

President Alvi directs to provide skill-based training for disabled

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has directed the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) and other relevant organizations to initiate steps for the provision of skill-based training to differently-abled persons (DAPs). Chairing an interactive session with the representatives of

Educationists demand govt to impose ‘educational emergency’

KARACHI: Representatives of various public and private higher learning institutions of Pakistan have shown serious concerns over the policies of higher education and demanded the federal government to impose an ‘educational emergency’ in the country.  While addressing a seminar held

Educational institutes, universities reopen after three-month gap

KARACHI: All higher education institutions, colleges, and universities have been reopened across the country after remaining closed due to the second wave of coronavirus.  Classes from 1st to 8th have started in schools while in colleges and universities from 3rd

Peshawar-based ‘Charli Chaplin’ to get govt job

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has announced to give a job to Usman Khan, a Peshawar-based lookalike of legendary comic actor Charlie Chaplin. Sources said KP Minister for Labour and Culture Shaukat Yousafzai met Usman Khan at his home and

Schools to reopen across Sindh from Feb 1, confirms Saeed Ghani

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Education Saeed Ghani has confirmed that the schools across the province will reopen from Monday i.e. 1st February. As per the Sindh government, the examination for the matriculation and intermediate students will be held as scheduled

Several staff of govt colleges test positive for COVID-19 in Karachi

KARACHI: More than 50 staff members of Sir Syed Government Girls College in Karachi have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, following the reopening of the educational institutions across Sindh on January 18. According to sources, 130 staff members of

Punjab govt issues new COVID-19 guidelines for schools, universities

LAHORE: Punjab government has issued new coronavirus guidelines as all public and private schools and universities are set to reopen on February 1. On a social media website Twitter, Punjab Education Minister Dr Murad Raas shared a notification that gives

University students protest for online exams in Karachi

A huge crowd of students has been gathered outside Bahria University to demand the administration for conducting an online exam. Students of Bahria University in Karachi have staged a sit-in outside the varsity’s campus and demanded the administration hold their

Govt reduces summer vacations in schools to one month

ISLAMABAD: The summer vacations for schools have been reduced to one month only as the academic session is set to begin from 2nd August this year. Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood in a tweet announced that a new academic year

HEC allows universities to conduct online exams

ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has allowed universities to conduct online exams days after protests caught pace against on-campus examinations. After the announcement, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood expressed his happiness over the HEC’s decision to allow universities

University in Peshawar announces to conduct online exams

The university in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided to accept students’ demands by holding online examinations. The University of Peshawar issued a notification in this regard which states all the heads of departments, who have not conducted mid-term fall examination so

Case registered against 500 students protesting for online exams

LAHORE: A case has been registered against students of a private university for violently protesting for holding physical on-campus examinations and demanding to hold them online. Police booked 500 students for vandalising properties and resorting to violence during a protest

Balochistan to have its own university of minerals, natural resources

A university is being established in Balochistan specifically for minerals and natural resources to provide quality higher education and skilled manpower in the field. The building named the ‘Umer Khan Sanjrani Minerals and Natural Resources University’ will be constructed in

World Education Day: Basic schooling still a distant dream for children in Pakistan

Education is a child’s fundamental right. Even in times of conflict, wars, natural disasters and all kinds of epidemics temporary learning opportunities are established as part of emergency respite to ensure continued learning support. World Education Day occurs in the

HEC advises students enrolled in Chinese varsities to continue online classes

ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission has issued an advisory for Pakistani students enrolled in China’s universities on behalf of the Chinese Embassy, Islamabad. In the advisory, it was mentioned that the second wave of COVID-19 and further mutation of coronavirus

Governor Sindh urges youth to play role in development of country

KARACHI: Governor Sindh Imran Ismail has asked the youth and students to be aware of the anti-state propaganda of the enemies and play an active role to defend and develop the country. Imran Ismail said, “This is so unfortunate that

COVID-19: Sindh may postpone exams due to prolonged school closure

SINDH: Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani has hinted at the possible postponement of examination in the province for the academic year due to the prolonged closure of educational institutions amid the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. While talking to the media after

Punjab govt issues fresh guidelines for schools

LAHORE: Amid coronavirus, the Punjab Government has issued fresh instructions for schools scheduled to reopen from January 18. According to the notification issued by the School Education Department on Friday informed the schools about the decisions taken in the Inter-Provincial

Educational institutes to reopen from Feb 1, announces Shafqat Mahmood

ISLAMABAD: Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood chaired a meeting in which he has announced the reopening of schools in the country will begin from 1st February instead of 25th January. During the meeting, the education minister said that classes IX

Educational Institutes in Pakistan may remain closed: Sources

ISLAMABAD: The sources have informed that educational institutions will likely remain closed for a few more days. According to sources, health department officials said that the second wave of coronavirus is very severe and requires extreme caution. Expressing its concerns,