Punjab University clinched team trophy and Rs 100,000 cash award in universities/colleges category while GCU Lahore and GCU Faisalabad shared the 2nd position and Rs 50,000 cash award in the 2nd Educationist All Pakistan Co-curricular Competitions 2018.

The multidisciplinary co-curricular event was jointly organised by Punjab University, PHEC, The Educationist and NAB at Faisal Auditorium and saw participation from over 1,500 students from more than 350 schools across Pakistan. The competitions that students took part in included qiraat, declamation, painting, cartoon, photography, poetry (English, Punjabi & Urdu) essay writing and drama.

The University of Veterinary and Animal Science (UVAS) got 3rd position in the universities category. The event concluded on Friday after five days of competitions in 48 event categories, with the Punjab School and Garrison Academy Sarwar Shaheed Campus sharing the top position in the schools category. Wapda High Schools Shalamar and Daanish School Boys Chishtian obtained 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.

Students perform a skit in the drama category of the competition.

Addressing the prize distribution ceremony, Punjab Higher Education Commission Chairman Dr Nizamuddin said the event had been highly successful as it allowed school, college and university students to converge at a single platform. “Such events should be adopted as a model by the educational institutions. These events teach us discipline and the lesson of winning and losing,” he added.

Dr Nizamuddin said there was a need to promote national unity through such events and PHEC would continue to support such competitions. The PHEC chairman said that our educational institutions should revise curriculum and teaching methodologies by emphasising more on practical work, adding that class work should not exceed 60 percent of the evaluation and rest of 40 percent learning should be through such co-curricular activities.

In total, cash prizes of Rs 300,000 were announced by Punjab University, while PHEC Chairman Dr Nizamuddin announced individual cash awards for all participants who secured first, second and third positions. We congratulate PU, The Educationist team and other organisers for organising a truly constructive event for students of the country.

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