Education

Islamabad announces schools’ early summer vacations

ISLAMABAD: Given the prevailing heatwave across the nation, the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) announced summer holidays in all private and public elementary schools in Islamabad on Tuesday. The letter said that no courses from pre-primary to class five would be held until the start of the following academic year. The early summer vacation is intended...

GCU increases faculty research incentives

The Government College University (GCU) Lahore has significantly increased research incentives for its teachers and tied the rewards to the study's impact factor. The GCU also proposed opening its laboratories/testing facilities to industry, private businesses, and people to create revenue and industrial links. These choices were made at the University's Advanced Studies and Research Board...

Murdering infant girls is the “worst kind of stupidity.”

According to famous Pakistani Islamic scholar Maulana Tariq Jamil, the "worst type of ignorance" is murder, divorce, and debasement after daughters' birth. His remark came after a dad in Mianwali, Pakistan, shot his seven-day-old infant girl on Monday because he wanted a boy. Jamil described the incident as "heartbreaking." He went on to say that having a...

NCOC sets limits on schools in cities with a high Covid-19 ratio

As the country faces the fifth wave of the deadly epidemic, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) imposed further limitations in cities with a Covid-19 positive ratio of more than 10% on Wednesday. In the previous 24 hours, Pakistan has recorded around 5,472 new coronavirus cases, the highest since August of last year. As a...

NCOC to decide fate of schools today as Omicron increases Pakistan’s infection rates

As it evaluates the current coronavirus situation in the nation in an ongoing meeting, the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) is expected to decide about school closures as a preventative measure amid the dangerous spike of COVID-19 infections. Over the weekend, the forum called a meeting and requested federal and provincial health and education...

Will schools be closed? Shafqat Mehmood to chair education ministers’ meeting to decide

The meeting, which is scheduled to begin tomorrow, will examine the country's current COVID situation in relation to educational institutions. A meeting of provincial education ministers will be convened tomorrow to discuss whether the COVID-19 scenario now prevailing throughout the country justifies the closure of educational institutions. It was announced yesterday by the Ministry of Federal...

Educational Institutions in Rawalpindi to Remain Closed on 18 December

On the occasion of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Foreign Ministers Conference, the authorities in Rawalpindi have stated that all educational institutions in the city, including schools, colleges, and universities,  stay closed on December 18, 2021. However, educational establishments (schools, colleges, and universities) situated in cantonment regions are exempt from this regulation. The statement was...

Hard to forget the Indelible memories of APS December 16, 2014 event

Some tragedies are so heartbreaking and massive that they leave a mark on the country's collective mind that can't be erased. Attacking APS Peshawar seven years ago was just the kind of thing you would expect to see in a case like this. TTP militants stormed the school and killed nearly 150 people, including 132...

Winter vacation moves to January, according to education ministers

According to The News, an important meeting of provincial and federal education ministers will be scheduled today to consider a proposal to move winter breaks in schools and other educational institutions in January. Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood will conduct the meeting. According to the report, some of the concerns to be considered during the conference...