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Unvaccinated students to be denied admissions, barred from exams

KARACHI: The Sindh government has tightened restrictions for students and made vaccination mandatory for students of grade XI and above. According to the latest guidelines, students of grade XI and above will not be allowed to appear in examinations and

Systems Limited joins hands with TCF to provide education for underprivileged students

Systems Limited CEO Mr Asif Peer has announced a new initiative where the company will collaborate with The Citizens Foundation (TCF) to provide underprivileged students a chance to receive formal education. As part of the company’s CSR drive, the initiative

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

Is online education harmful for students and parents?

A recent study has declared online education ‘dangerous’ for the mental health and wellness of children and parents. The recently published US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study that children who received online education or a combination of

Two university students expelled for public display of affection

LAHORE: The University of Lahore (UoL) has expelled two students over a video which circulated on social media showing public display of affection. In this video, the two students are seen proposing with flowers. A female student was seen going

IBA students launch dating mobile app

KARACHI: Students of a renowned university have launched an exclusive dating app for students only called ‘The Uni Dating’. The news was posted on a Facebook group by the students of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi with a

PMC to launch online system for medical students, doctors

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has planned to launch a fully automated online application system in March allowing medical graduates and practitioners to apply for licenses, renewals and other services. According to an official of PMC, the services would also

Protests at Karachi University after teacher attacked by IBA students

KARACHI: A protest was held after students and guards of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) allegedly attacked a professor at the University of Karachi This incident occurred on Saturday evening when Assistant Professor Dr Mustafa Haider was leaving the

Worried over SOPs violations, thousands of students skip school in Punjab

LAHORE: Thousands of students in Punjab province have dropped out of schools due to fear of COVID-19 as educational institutes failed implementation on standard operating procedures (SOPs). According to the details, Punjab has the highest number of deaths due to

Students protest in Lahore, Faisalabad demanding online exams

LAHORE: A clash erupted between law enforcement agencies and the students of the University of Central Punjab demanding to hold online examinations. The protesting students broke the door of the university and broke into the campus on Khayaban-e-Jinnah and pelted

Karachi students develop machine to generate cheap electricity

A group of students from Karachi have developed a machine to generate cheap electricity from flowing water which can help solve the power crisis in the country. The students of Usman Institute of Technology, after months of hard work have

Over 215 students, teachers test positive for COVID-19 in Karachi

KARACHI: At least 216 students and teachers tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) during the last  24 hours in Karachi’s District East. According to sources, a team of Sindh health department conducted random COVID-19 tests of students and teaches in

Students, civil society protest against fee raise in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Students from different universities, colleges and members of civil society on Wednesday launched a protest campaign press in Islamabad Press club against the increase in fees. On this occasion, A number of students and members of civil society gathered

Federal Cabinet unveils new visa policy for Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has approved the new visa policy for Afghanistan to facilitate business and people-to-people contacts between the two countries. This comes at a time when Abdullah Abdullah, the Chair of the High Council for National Reconciliation in

Bones found in Karachi were used by medical students: Report

KARACHI: The matter of skulls and humans remains recovered from a garbage dump in Defence Housing Authority has been resolved. Medico-legal officer Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) Dr Sikandar Azam released a report saying the bones were used for “study

NCOC approves second phase of reopening schools nationwide

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has approved the second phase of reopening schools for secondary students across the country. The NCOC stated that the academic sessions of secondary students from Class VI to Class VIII will resume

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

Khairpur tutor sent to prison for raping minor students

KHAIRPUR: A retired teacher who was charged for raping three students has been remanded into police custody for seven days and send to prison. According to the police, Sarang Shar raped three students, including a sixth-grader, at his house. Two

Who will bring change?

Whenever we refer to societal or economic issues, we speak about bringing a change, need to change our system, infact the skeletal framework of our nation. We often hear about the need to change the existing system if we want

Sindh govt yet to issue notification on promoting students

KARACHI: The government of Sindh has not issued a notification despite the announcement to promote all students without any examinations due to coronavirus pandemic. This decision has been embroiled in bureaucratic complications placing the future of over a million matriculation

US foreign students

Education sector has been one of the biggest victims due to the pandemic. Many students have been unable to attend classes for much of the year which has impacted their academic career. Higher education was able to rebound with the

Foreign students attending online classes must head home: US

WASHINGTON: The United States would not allow foreign students to remain in the country if their classes are moved online in the fall season due to the coronavirus crisis. “Nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating entirely online may

South Korean students return to school for first time this year

SEOUL: South Korean high schools opened on Wednesday for the first time this year, with mask-wearing senior students returning to class over a phased plan to reopen all schools under strict protocols to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Govt announces concessionary airfare for students stuck in Wuhan

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to offer subsidised tickets to students stranded in China for special repatriation flights starting from May 18. The students, who remained stuck in Wuhan city of China due to the coronavirus pandemic, would be given

Education during pandemic

Students have been one of the worst affected by the lockdown imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Their academic careers and future prospect have also been hampered by the crisis as all educational institutes remain shut indefinitely and examinations have

Sania Nishtar interacts with QAU students on Ehsaas scholarships

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar made a surprise visit to the Quaid-e-Azam University and held a dialogue with students on the Ehsaas Scholarship programme. “This was a critical policy

Pakistani students in China

The spread of the novel coronavirus in China – now officially named Covid-19 – created panic across the world. Many countries rushed to evacuate their citizens amid the outbreak despite the restrictions imposed by the Chinese government to contain the

4 Pakistani students recover from Coronavirus, confirms Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on health affairs Dr Zafar Mirza on Wednesday has confirmed that four Pakistani students infected with the Coronavirus in China have been recovered. In a message posted on the social media website, Prime Minister

Edhi Foundation wants to bring back Pakistani students from China

KARACHI: Saad Edhi an official of the Edhi Foundation on Tuesday has said that we are ready to help Pakistan’s students and families stranded in the Chinese city to bring them back home. Saad Edhi said that we do not need

Coronavirus outbreak: Pakistani student in China misses father’s funeral

ISLAMABAD: A stuck Pakistani student in China’s Wuhan city on Tuesday has said that he failed to attend the funeral of his father back to home after Pakistani authorities said they couldn’t permit students at the time to return Pakistan.