Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad has reiterated his resolve to take Punjab University in the league of top 400 universities of the world, saying the upcoming QS Ranking of top universities will see PU gain significant ground in terms of its global stature. Addressing the 128th PU Convocation at Faisal Auditorium, the VC said the varsity administration was working round the clock to implement its vision of progress, and merit, transparency and good governance had been made the foundations of each decision.
France bans smartphones usage in schools as scientists warn of harmful effects of ‘nomophobia’ on children
With most of first world countries now paying great attention on healthy use of technology, the government in France has placed a ban on the use of digital devices in schools.
A deadly suicide bombing on an education and tuition centre in the Afghan capital left at least 48 people dead on Wednesday, the latest in a series of deadly attacks that have hit the country in recent months.
HED asks PHEC to propose interview panel for another seven soon-to-fall-vacant VCs’ seats
The Punjab government has finally decided to appoint vice chancellors (VC) at three of the seven vacant posts in public universities where a permanent head of the institution was due for appointment. Following a tedious selection process that continued in fits and starts, the powers that be have finalised the names of VCs for University of Okara, University of Sahiwal and Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan.
During one of his numerous bus journeys back home while being a student at NUST, one of our team members sat next sat to 15-year-old boy named Ahmed. The boy hardly stopped talking during the journey, explaining everything from why the sky was blue, why witches wore pointy hats and how JRR Tolkien got inspired to write The Hobbit. His passionate explanation, our colleague related, gave away his love for the fantasy world as well as reading, which was exactly what Ahmed said he wanted to explore further as a career.
Teachers play a crucial role in our society, as they are the custodians of building a sound knowledge base for our coming generations and providing responsible, learned and hardworking individuals to the national mainstream.
Chances that you’ve been continuing with education at school non-stop since a very young age are high, so it is no surprise if you suddenly feel a bit fed up.