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  • Changes in PakTurk institutes: Parents, teachers seek sympathetic solution

    LAHORE: Withdrawal of faculty from PakTurk institutes and change of management at a time when new academic year is about to commence will not only adversely affect the standard of education but also have negative impact on students’ educational development...

    “We appeal to the government not to stake the future of some 11,000 students of PakTurk schools and colleges,” said Saima Ilyas, the representative of the Parents Teachers...

  • Turkish principals removed from PakTurk schools

    LAHORE: The management of the PakTurk Schools has removed the Turkish principals of 28 schools and colleges of the chain besides dissolving the board of directors (BoD) having representation of Turkish nationals...

    The drastic change is being seen to thwart the likely handing over of the control of the school system to any organisation by the government...

  • Fate of PakTurk schools across country uncertain

    KARACHI: The future of private schools set up by the PakTurk International Schools and Colleges network plunged into uncertainty a day after Turkey’s ambassador called on the Pakistan government to close down all the institutions backed by the Fethullah Gulen-inspired Hizmet movement...

    The network of 28 schools and colleges in Islamabad, Lahore, Quetta, Karachi, Hyderabad, Khairpur and Jamshoro has a staff strength of 1,500 who teach...

  • Govt weighs different options to decide fate of PakTurk schools

    LAHORE: The government seems ready to oblige the Turkish government in deciding the fate of PakTurk schools as an official of the Foreign Office says relations with the brother Islamic country demand that its concerns are addressed at all costs...

    “Though we haven’t received a formal request yet from Ankara (regarding the educational institutions run by the PakTurk Foundation), the deep relations with Turkey demand that we don’t look...

  • Students protest continues against PakTurk teachers expulsion

    LAHORE: “We want our teachers back” was one of the slogans raised by students of PakTurk schools during a protest staged at Charing Cross on Tuesday...

    The protesters warned they would resist what they called the government’s illogical move against PakTurk schools and jeopardising of students’ future...

  • Decentralised admission process to facilitate medical students in KP

    PESHAWAR: The ongoing efforts for decentralisation of the admission process are helping in early start of academic session in the public sector medical and dental colleges of the province, according to officials...

    “For the first time in the history of medical education, we have started decentralising the admission process, much to the convenience of the students,” Prof Mushtaq Ahmad Marwat, associate dean undergraduate studies at the...

  • Thousands take entry test for admission on SU campuses

    HYDERABAD: A total of 21,075 candidates appeared in pre-entry test for admission to bachelor’s degree programme in various disciplines at the University of Sindh main campus in Jams­horo and other campuses in Badin, Mirpurkhas, Dadu, Th­a­­tta and Larkana on Sunday...

    DADU: More than 400 candidates vied with each other for 180 seats in the pre-entry test for admission to BS Information Techno­logy, BS English and Bachelor’s of...

  • FMDC admission issue to be resolved

    ISLAMABAD: Protest by 100 students, who were denied admission in the Federal Medical and Dental College (FMDC) despite figuring on the merit list, bore fruit as Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) on Wednesday decided to resolve the issue immediately...

    They claimed they had cleared the admission test and figured on merit list circulated on April 22...

  • Pakistan decries India's admission of involvement in cross-border terrorism

    ISLAMABAD: The adviser to the prime minister on national security and foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, expressed serious concern over the statement made by Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar that India will use terrorism to counter terrorism from other countries...

    This statement, Aziz said, only confirms Islamabad’s apprehensions about India’s involvement in terrorism in Pakistan...

  • Asian groups file complaint over Harvard, Ivy League admission practices

    WASHINGTON: An alliance of Asian American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against Harvard University, saying that school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians...

    They are calling for an investigation and say these schools should stop using racial quotas or racial balancing in admission...

  • PMDC allowed to implement 2016 admission policy

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday disposed of a set of petitions filed by private medical colleges and students allowing the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) to implement its 2016 admission regulations for medical and dental colleges for new admissions...

    They said the students were seeking admission to private medical colleges that offered admissions on the basis of either the National University of Medical Sciences...

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