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  • FMDC to start classes from 24th

    ISLAMABAD: The management of the Federal Medical and Dental College (FMDC) has finally called 100 students for admissions and decided to start double-shift classes from July 24 to compensate for the delay of almost four months...

    It may be noted that the students who appeared in the entrance test held on April 12 and succeeded in getting the required marks could not be given admissions after the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC)...
  • Two years on, classes yet to begin at Narowal girls school

    NAROWAL: The Govt Girls Elementary School lacks electricity, clean drinking water and a boundary wall, while locals tether their donkeys in classrooms...

    Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal had ordered to upgrade the school in Dhan Wadday to elementary level in order to provide better educational facilities for girls in his constituency of NA-117 Narowal 3
  • Labour Day: A long and winding road for Pakistan's working classes

    Labour Day has been celebrated as a public holiday in most parts of the world to remind societies of workers' rights...

    It is a culmination of what started off in the early 1800s as the 'Eight-Hour Day Movement', a campaign sought to stop the exploitation of workers who worked hard for long hours, which was eventually commemorated as an annual occasion to focus on broader labour rights
  • KU teachers announce indefinite boycott of classes over non-payment of salaries

    KARACHI: Venting their anger and dismay over the university administration at a general body meeting of their society on Tuesday, teachers at Karachi University (KU) announced that they would suspend classes for an indefinite period to protest over the non-payment of last month’s salaries...

    The announcement was made at a gathering held at the KU’s new administrative block
  • Mobile phones banned in classes

    LAKKI MARWAT: The district education department here has asked the teachers of government schools to avoid using mobile phones in classrooms...

    The directives were issued at a meeting of the principals and headmasters of the high and higher secondary schools at GHSS Tajazai on Saturday
  • Punjab primary schools may start evening classes

    RAWALPINDI: To accommodate students at overcrowded government primary schools, the Punjab government is considering starting a second shift of classes at schools...

    The provincial government asked seven districts in the province, including Rawalpindi and Attock to seek opinion of the civil society, local leaders of the ruling party and representatives of parents on second shift
  • Pesco blamed for delay in start of classes at new Swabi college

    SWABI: There is a long delay in the start of classes at the newly-built Government Girls’ Degree College, Yar Hussain, due to the failure of the Peshawar Electric Supply Company to provide the educational institution with electricity...

    Under the plan, the college, the first of its kind in the area, is to cater to the surrounding areas of Chota Lahor and Razaar tehsils
  • University of Chicago cancels classes after threat

    WASHINGTON: One of America’s 10 top universities cancelled all classes at its main campus on Monday after an online threat of gun violence...

    The University of Chicago said it ordered the cancellation after “an unknown individual posted an online threat of gun violence against the University of Chicago, specifically mentioning “the campus quad”
  • Classes at FMDC finally begin

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Medical and Dental College (FMDC) management finally started classes for the 100 medical students on Friday, but without an NOC from the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC)...

    For the last four months the students, who had cleared the entry test held on April 12, have been protesting as the PMDC, a constituent body of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims), had banned admissions in the FMDC as it did...
  • German Protestant bishop wants Islam classes in all state schools

    BERLIN: The head of the Protestant Church in Germany has called for Islam to be taught in state schools across the country as a way to make young Muslims impervious to the "temptation of fundamentalists"...

    Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm told the Heilbronner Stimme newspaper called for teaching Islam in schools nationwide
  • LDA seals private school in Lahore while children are in classes

    LAHORE: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) on Wednesday morning sealed a private school as classes were underway, confining faculty, administration and students to school premises...

    The move caused teachers, students and children's parents to panic as they found themselves locked inside Askari Public School located in a densely-populated residential neighbourhood in Lahore's Johar Town area
  • No classes held at 14 public sector varsities as teachers protest

    KARACHI: Academic activities remained suspended on Monday at 14 public sector institutions of higher learning, including nine universities and their affiliated campuses where teachers observed a black day against the government’s recent controversial appointments...

    The call for protest was given by the Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Asso­cia­­tion (Fapuasa), Sindh chapter
  • Shelling-hit schools’ students to resume classes

    SIALKOT: The district coordination officer (DCO) has issued directives to the Education Department to shift students and teachers of government schools of Sialkot Working Boundary areas to other schools in safer places...

    DCO Dr Asif Tufail told Dawn on Thursday the step was being taken to avoid the loss of students as their schools had been closed for the last two weeks in the wake of Indian shelling
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