Education ministers to decide on reopening schools today

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of provincial education ministers will be held today to decide whether to open educational institutions across the country or not. According to details, the situation of coronavirus and implementation of SOPs will be reviewed during the meeting

President Alvi stresses promotion of technological skills for disabled

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has stressed the need for giving marketable skills to persons with disabilities (PWDs) and directed the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) to devise outstanding training units to meet the challenges of the contemporary

Hazara University bans jeans, heavy makeup for female students

MANSEHRA: Hazara University administration has rolled out a new dress-code policy for its male, female students. The notification issued by the university restricts both female and male students from wearing certain clothes as part of a new dress code policy.

Dr Bilquees Gul conferred with Lingnan Professor Chair award

KARACHI: Chinese Foshan University has conferred the Director Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Khan Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization (ISHU) the University of Karachi Professor Dr Biquees Gul with the “Lingnan Professor Chair” position award in order to accelerate the establishment of

KP govt announces to close educational institutions till Jan 31

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has announced to close educational institutions till 31st January. According to a statement issued by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, the winter holidays in educational institutions have been extended due to the increase in the severity

KU exempts admission fee to help needy students

KARACHI: The University of Karachi under its Student Admission Fund (SAF) has decided to exempt the admission fee submission to help the needy and deserving students. The SAF is the merit-cum-need based fund designed to provide an equal opportunity and

Education ministers to decide on reopening schools today

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of inter-provincial education ministers will be held today where the final decision to reopen educational institutions will be taken. A meeting of provincial education ministers will be held today under the chairmanship of Federal Minister Shafqat Mahmood. According to sources, educational institutions across

Private Schools Supreme Council demands govt to allow classes from Jan 11

ISLAMABAD: The Private Schools Supreme Council has demanded the federal government allow in-person classes to be held at campuses from January 11. The council’s office-bearers in a statement said that the government should allow classes to resume at campuses on

Dr. Hashmat Lodi appointed as vice-chancellor of NED for another four years

KARACHI: Dr. Sarosh Hashmat Lodi was appointed vice-chancellor of NED University of Engineering & Technology on Friday by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah for another four years. According to the details, under the notification issued by the Universities

Deadlock reached over reopening private schools on Jan 11

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood on Friday held a meeting with the representatives of private schools in Islamabad and Rawalpindi but were unable to reach a decision to reopen educational institutions. The Private Schools Supreme Council (PSSC) leaders

KU conducts special entry testfor bachelor program students

KARACHI: The University of Karachi has conducted a special entry test for the candidates, who were unable to appear in the entry test of the morning bachelor’s program due to COVID-19. The entry test was started at 11:00 am at

Karachi University, SECP inks MoU to initiate joint research projects

KARACHI: The Department of the Psychology University of Karachi has signed a memorandum of understanding with Self Empowerment Center Pakistan (SECP) to initiate joint research projects development, education, training, and dissemination of knowledge on a long term basis. Under this

APPSF announces long march if schools are not reopened on Jan 11

KARACHI: All Pakistan Private School Federation (APPSF) president has threatened to launch a protest campaign if schools were not reopened in January as earlier decided by education ministers. An inter-provincial education ministers’ conference chaired by Federal Minister for Education Shafqat

Teaching of Holy Quran made compulsory in educational institutes

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has ordered all educational institutions to made teaching of the Holy Quran compulsory in their curriculum from next year. Justice Shahid Waheed of the divisional bench passed an order to include the Holy Quran as

Female Pakistani scientist wins most prestigious German award

A female Pakistani scientist is set to receive the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in 2021. Pakistani scientist named Asifa Akhtar is among the ten recipients to win the nomination for outstanding research work in her field. The award ceremony

Cambridge International announces to run two exam series in 2021

LAHORE: Cambridge International has announced to run two exam series in June and November in 2021. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, many schools are facing challenges in Pakistan and around the world.  According to a press release issued by the

KU reminds candidates to strictly implement SOPs during entry test tomorrow

KARACHI: The University of Karachi is holding an entry test for the Department of Visual Studies on 6 December (tomorrow). KU Directorate Admissions Dr Saima Akhtar said candidates should strictly follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) defined by the provincial

Prominent philosopher Dr. Chomsky to deliver online lecture at Habib University

KARACHI: Dr. Noam Chomsky, the world-distinguished linguist, philosopher and social critic will speak the 6th Yohsin Lecture, on “Bullet dodged or merely delayed: Reflections on the future of democracy, nuclear threat and the looming environmental catastrophe in a post-Trumpian world”

Pakistani professor named among world’s top computer science researchers

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani professor Dr Mubashir Husain Rehmani has been named among the world’s top one percent researchers in the field of computer sciences. Dr Rehmani’s work focuses on wireless networks, blockchain, cognitive radio networks, and software-defined networks. The professor’s research

Karachi university declares B.Com External result

KARACHI: The Controller of Examinations, University of Karachi, Dr Syed Zafar Hussain, on Monday announced the result of B.Com Parts-II and both parts (External), Annual Examination 2019. Maleeha Nazeer Khan, daughter of Nazeer Aslam Khan having seat number 815195, obtained

NUST ranked among top 100 Asian universities

ISLAMABAD: National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) has been included in the top 100 universities of Asia. The rankings showed that as many 41 Pakistani universities made it on to the list of 634 Asian universities on Quacquarelli Symonds

No matriculation, intermediate practicals next year in Punjab

LAHORE: Punjab education boards have announced not to hold any practical exams for the students of matriculation and intermediate this year. According to the notification, the Punjab Board Committee of Chairmen has made a final decision not to conduct the

Dilapidated KDA school building poses threat to students’ lives

KARACHI: Several students enrolled in the Karachi Development Authority’s (KDA) schools risk their lives as they have to either sit under the scorching sun or inside a damaged building to attend classes. As per details, students revealed their ordeal while

Karachi professor included among world’s best research scientists

KARACHI: A professor from Karachi has made it to a list of the world’s top two percent scientists compiled by renowned Stanford University. The United States-based university has recently released a list representing the top two percent of the most-cited

Two-year degrees will not be recognised after Dec 2018: HEC

ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) announced that it will not recognise two-year bachelor degrees undertaken after the 2018 academic year. A notification issued by the HEC stated that universities must immediately stop offering these degree programmes in line with

Balochistan govt to appoint 1,200 teachers: Education minister

BALOCHISTAN: Balochistan Education Minister, Sardar Yar Mohammad Rind has said that the provincial government given approval for the appointment of 1,200 male and female teachers to handle the shortage of teaching staff in government schools across the province. The provincial

Educational institutions to be closed from Nov 26 amid rising COVID-19 cases

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of inter-provincial education ministers chaired by Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood has agreed to close educational institutions for a month due to coronavirus. All the educational institutions will be closed from 26th November i.e from Thursday.

COVID-19 positivity rate in schools increases by 3%

ISLAMABAD: The rate of positive cases of the coronavirus in Pakistan’s educational institutions has increased from 1.8 to 3.3 percent. The positive case rate in the last week was 82 percent. In view of the increasing number of cases in educational

Decision on school closure to be taken today

ISLAMABAD: Another special meeting of the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) will be held today to decide whether to close schools due to the rising coronavirus cases. Last week, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood convened a meeting where it

Decision regarding schools will be taken through consultation: Saeed Ghani

KARACHI: Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani has chaired a meeting of the steering committee of the education department. The provincial education minister said that we want all decisions regarding education in Sindh to be taken in consultation with all stakeholders.