The Higher Education Commission (#HEC) has requested all provinces to earmark special allocations for students from Balochistan. This will build upon HEC’s dedicated programme of support for Baloch students as well as students from remote and less developed regions of the country.
Besides allocated quota for students from Balochistan in all the general scholarship schemes of HEC, special programmes have been initiated, which have resulted in the award of 4523 need-based scholarships, 3000 Ehsaas scholarships, 227 overseas scholarships, 332 indigenous scholarships and placement of 300 students in medical colleges every year
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In a first, Punjab govt launches online portal for retirement of teachers
Dec 29, 2020
For the first time in the nation’s history, School Education Department (SED) Punjab today launched an online portal for the retirement of teachers. Geared towards removing the need for employees to get involved in bribery and recommendations with the aim of increasing transparency, the online portal has been hailed by the government as a revolutionary step towards the facilitation of retired SED employees.
Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas took to Twitter to announce the official launch of the Online Portal for Retirement of Teachers.
“Today for the First time School Education Department Punjab launched the Online Portal for Retirement of Teachers,” he said.
He added that the system would help reduce the need for bribery and getting safarish and that it would provide a completely transparent system for the facilitation of retired teachers at zero cost.
“No more bribery, no safarish from anyone and a complete transparent system. Notification on your device. Cost to us – Zero,” the minister declared.
In this regard, an opening ceremony was also held in which Raas touched upon various issues concerning the state of education in Punjab, with the closure of schools due to COVID-19 being the most pressing one.
“I want to open schools,” he said. “However, we may have to go with the option of extending the closure of schools, given the current circumstances.”
He further stated that the Private Schools Act will be sent to the cabinet for approval. According to him, the legislation should be getting the green light from the government within three months.
He added that private schools can now get themselves registered with the provincial government online. In fact, 31,000 private institutions have already done
Students of Balochistan province would soon get a full-fledged university to get higher education in the field of minerals and natural resources as the authorities concerned are making steady progress on the project.
The ‘Umer Khan Sanjrani Minerals and Natural Resources University’ would be established in NokKundi, Chaghi area of the province on 500 acres of land at an estimated cost of Rs6 billion, a senior official aware of the project developments.
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has approved increase in number of seats quota for admission in public sector medical and dental colleges of the province for the students of newly merged districts.
The KP Home & Tribal Affairs Department has issued a notification to this effect, said an official news release issued here Thursday. As per the notification, a total of 334 students of the merged areas would get admissions on reserved seats in different public sector medical and dental colleges of the province.
Out of 334 seats,
41 students would get admission on reserved seats in Khyber Medical College,
28 in Ayub Medical College,
20 in Saidu Medical College,
20 in Gomal Medical College,
38 in Khyber Girls Medical College,
51 in Bacha Khan Medical College,
13 in Kohat Institute of Medical Sciences,
25 in Bannu Medical College,
12 in Nowshera Medical College
and Five in Gajju Khan Medical College.
In a statement issued here, the chief minister has termed the development as an important step to facilitate the students of newly merged areas in the field of education and said the provincial government was focusing special attention on empowering the youth of merged areas by extending all educational facilities to them.
I am so impressed by the spirit in Pakistan to educate.
I saw this picture by @gregmortenson
at the roof of the world Boroghil school in Hindu Kush mountains, near Wakhan corridor. 12,461 ft.
No electricity, no cellphone, no TV or Internet - but a school educating children. Vow!
PESHAWAR: A final list of vice-chancellors (VC) has been sent to the K-P government for six public sector universities by the Islamabad-based committee.
This committee had been formed on the request of the provincial government in Islamabad to interview candidates for the posts and select vice-chancellors from the list sent to the committee by the Higher Education Commission K-P.
After a lengthy process, the committee selected six successful candidates whose name have been sent to the K-P government.
For Islamia College University Professor Bakhat Jehan, Khyber Medical University Dr. Ziaul Haq, Women University Mardan Professor Dr. Ghazala Yasmin, University of Buner Professor Dr. Amin Badshah, University of Chitral Professor Dr. Zahir Shah, and Fata University Professor Dr. Muhammad Jehanzeb are the top in the list.
For each slot three initial candidates were selected by the HEC and these above-mentioned candidates are on the top of their lists after interviews.
It is worth mentioning here that the K-P government formed a committee for the purpose of selecting vice-chancellors for the public sector universities in the province and this six-member committee interview the candidates shortlisted by the Higher Education Commission. Afterward the committee submits its recommendations to the K-P government.
Previously seven vice-chancellors were selected by the committee and now VCs for six more universities have been selected.
The provincial government or HEC is supposed to send three recommendations for each post to the committee and all the 18 candidates were interviewed. As per the policy of the Search Committee, the provincial government is bound to appoint the candidates recommended by the committee on the basis of their scores in interviews.
“We have received the list and the notification for their appointment will soon be issued by the government,” said an official while talking to The Express Tribune.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 7th, 2021.