Summer vacation in Rawalpindi schools to start from June 1
Rawalpindi, May 24: All public and private schools in Rawalpindi would be closed down from June 1 for summer vacation.
The Punjab caretaker government Thursday issued a notification to this effect.
As per notification, summer vacation will commence from June 1 due to scorching heat and schools will reopen on August 14. Private schools have been granted permission for establishment of summer camps for 5th, 8th and 10th classes from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. without any fee.
Executive District Officer (EDO) Education Dr. Umar Farooq said that the notification would be applicable to the public as well as private sector schools in Rawalpindi. The notification has been issued due to scorching heat, he said.
However, it is interesting to note that many private schools have announced examination schedule starting from June 1. The move is believed to be a deliberate effort on part of the private sector to buy more time in order to collect dues of the coming months from parents of students.
City School students celebrate Mother's Day
Islamabad: The prize distribution ceremony of 'Sports Frolics 2013' and 'Mother's Day Special' event were celebrated. Students of The City School E-11 Nursery, F-11 Nursery and F-11 Junior branches participated in the events, says a press release.
The event started with the recitation and translation from the verses of Holy Quran. After welcome note by Mrs. Nargis Nasir, little angels from E-11 Nursery performed on The City School song. Their beautifully handmade castle backdrop won the hearts of the audience.
The students of F-11 Juniors gave a beautiful tribute to the most loving personality on this Earth, 'The Mother'. The laudable Zumba performance by F-11 Nursery got the attention of the audience. Ms Samreen's reflection on mother brought tears in the eyes.
The mothers of several students commented on the occasion and recalled their sweet memories.
Main item of the day which was mostly appreciated by parents was the performance of F-11 junior boys to celebrate 35 years of excellence of The City School.
Mrs Anila Paracha praised the efforts and gave away the prizes among the wining students of Play Group to Junior II on their performance. After the prize distribution of Junior III –Vs by Ms Samreen, The smartly dressed aerobic ballerinas of F-11 Juniors stole the show by their well-choreographed performance.
Mrs. Nasir and Mr. Rauf Regional sports co-coordinator (North) distributed the trophies to the winners of Junior VI and Prep I. Audience sang the song dedicated to mothers with the students of F-11 Nursery. At the end Mrs Anila Paracha thanked the parents for attending the event. The news
HEC not to accredit degrees of universities operating without NOC
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has decided not to recognise the degrees issued by the universities or institutes which are operating without having the formal no objection certificate (NOC) from HEC.
An official of HEC said that the decision has been taken in light of the judgement passed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
"HEC has advised the students and their parents to ensure the status of the university or institute from the website of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) before seeking admission," the official said.
These institutions are advised to approach HEC for grant of NOC before initiating any academic activity including admission in any degree programme.
HEC has identified eight private universities which have been granted charter by the respective authorities without fulfilling the cabinet criteria for establishment of new university degree-awarding institute including NOC from HEC.
HEC will not recognise any degree or certificate of the universities, including My University Islamabad, The Dar-ul-Madina International University Islamabad, South Asian Strategic Institute University Islamabad, Capital University Islamabad, Pakistan Institute of Management Karachi, Habib University Foundation Karachi, Nazeer Hussain University Karachi and Lal Shahbaz University Karachi.
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) recognizes degrees of 146 institutions from public and private sector in the country.
A complete list of approved universities/institutes is available at HEC website.
PMDC advises students to enrol in recognised colleges
Islamabad: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has advised all students who intend to get admission in medical colleges to consider only recognized and registered colleges.
According to PMDC, all such students can check the list of registered and authorized medical and dental colleges from PMDC website to avoid from any complication.
According a press release, no medical or dental institution is allowed to train students in the evening shift and directed the medical colleges not to admit or advertise for admission of students for evening shift unless institution is allowed to admit students in evening shift.
It is said training of students in an institution in evening shift cannot cover under the law and shall have penal consequences as ordered by the Supreme Court of Pakistan 2007 SCMR 323 and violations of PM & DC Ordinance 1962 and Medical and Dental Council (Amendment) Act, 2012, which is liable to take action under Section 22A & 22B of Medical and Dental Council (Amendment) Act, 2012.
PMDC spokeswoman Hina Shaukat said under the law, if any student is admitted before permission letter is issued by the Council, responsibility of any adverse effect on the career of the students shall be entirely on the admitting authorities.
She said under rule 20, principal, dean or vice chancellor will ensure development of faculty by making available appropriate opportunities. app
Summer break in schools from June 1
Lahore: Public and private schools will remain closed for summer vacation from June 1 to Aug 15, as already notified in the annual academic calendar.
The Punjab School Education Department has already notified the annual academic calendar that includes summer vacation from June 1 to Aug 15.
Department's deputy secretary Qaiser Rasheed said the schools going for summer break from June 7 would be violating the school department's academic calendar.
Punjab School Education Department Secretary Aslam Kamboh has announced that private and government schools will remain open for four to five days during the summer vacation from June 23 in 11 districts for vaccination of every student from class I to V.
Mr Kamboh made this announcement at a function regarding census of private schools. He said that holding of summer camps in schools before Ramazan would be permitted. Describing school census as an important step, he said there would be uniform standards for public and private schools in the future. He said budget of schools would be allocated in accordance with the number of students.
Fayyaz Khan of GID informed that according to census of private schools, 7.45 million students were studying at 44,000 private schools, out of whom boy and girl students ratio stand at 54 per cent (4 million) and 46 per cent (3.45 million). He also said that there were 380,000 teachers in private schools.
Acknowledging that school census had ensured availability of complete data, Rana Arshad thanked GID for completing census of private schools.
Private Schools Management Association president Adeeb Jawdani and Nighat were also present. Dawn
IJT warns PU against outages
Lahore: Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) has warned Punjab University administration of staging a protest demonstration against it if it did not take proper measures to overcome loadshedding on the university premises. According to a press release issued here Thursday, the IJT office-bearers said that PU administration had completely failed in controlling long hours of outages on the campus. The news