Day: June 20, 2014

Workshop highlights stakeholders input to devise strategy on S and T

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan is a developing state which is vigorously taking various initiatives to set the track of science and technology on solid footings. However, there is still a dire and immediate need to secure development in this vital sector which can guarantee the socio-economic development of the country as has been done in the West. "The new SandT strategy 2014-18 would aim at rapid development of human resources besides providing employment to youth," said…Read More

PTCL attains authorised ACA training employer status

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STAFF REPORT ISB: PTCL has been granted Training Employer’ status by the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW) after meeting their strict screening and evaluation criteria. PTCL is one of few companies in Pakistan to have been granted this prestigious status by ICAEW, which ranks as one of the esteemed and highly recognized Institute of Chartered Accountants in the world.The PTCL took the initiative of the company’s registration as Approved Training Employer with…Read More

Al-Azhar university, IIUI agree for education, research coop

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Al-Azhar University Egypt and International Islamic University Islamabad have signed an MoU to promote institutional cooperation in the field of education and research. The MoU has been signed when a four-member delegation of Al-Azhar University led by Dr. Usama Al-Abid, President of the university recently visited the IIUI in Islamabad. It is also stated in MoU that cooperation of sharing information, academics and research material, publication would be made easy…Read More

HEC, BC to internationalise higher education partnership

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and the British Council have signed an agreement to further strengthen their bilateral cooperation in the field of higher education and research. The partnership will cover Knowledge Exchange Programme, Leadership Programme, Policy Dialogue, Transforming English Language Skills, Researchers Links Initiative, Inspire Transnational Education Partnerships, Quality Assurance Training Programmes for University Quality Enhancement…Read More

Experts call for modern research on medicinal plants

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article image STAFF REPORT BHURBAN: Pakistan is blessed with as many as 6000 kinds of plants out of which about 600 - about 12 per cent - are used medicinal plants and is of course a major contributing factor in treating multiple human diseases. However, a proper research is institutionalized it can not only boost these medicinal plants production but also the fetch a huge amount of foreign exchange through their export the whole world. Chairperson PCST Dr Mudassar Asrar, said this during a recently…Read More

HEC budget allocation not enough: Experts

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Though the government has increased financial allocation for higher education sector up to 2 per cent in the fresh budget, yet education experts believe that it is not sufficient in view of the growing needs of higher education sector in Pakistan. The federal government has increased allocation for development programmes of Higher Education Commission (HEC) from Rs18.5 billion to Rs20.6 billion for the next financial year. The HEC management terms the budget a healthy…Read More

Pakistani teachers conferred six medals in global teaching contest

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistani teachers have won six medals including one gold and two silvers in an international teaching competition recently held at Turkey. As many as 344 four teachers from different countries participated in the 2nd International Teaching Knowledge Competition titled, "Teachers are Competing," to show their skills in English, Turkish, math, biology, physics, computer, chemistry, junior section and preschool categories. Kamil Ture, Director Education PakTurk…Read More

ITU celebrates achievements at workshop

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Information Technology University (ITU) has recently organised a ceremony to celebrate the achievements of participants in the month-long workshop organized in the city. According to a spokesperson of the university, the ITU trainings had successfully conducted the workshop "Freelancer Factory", which focused empowerment through self-employment by teaching participants both technical and soft skills enabling them to work profitably as freelancers. …Read More

Experts call for capacity building in seed technology

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article image STAFF REPORT FSD: Lack of availability of quality and certified seed is the major constraints to increase agricultural productivity. The public and private sectors’ joint efforts can bring the country out of the crisis of certified seed shortage. "Pakistan is importing hybrid seed of maize, rice, potatoes and other vegetables worth billions of rupees that could be saved by strengthening seed industry and farmers co-operatives," said University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice…Read More

HEC, PTCL to provide internet services to students

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) have signed an agreement for provisioning of wireless internet services (EVO) to talented students under the PM’s Laptop Scheme. Anwar Amjad, Director General (IT) HEC and Basharat Qureshi, Executive Vice President (Corporate Sales) PTCL signed the agreement. Walid Irshad, CEO and President, PTCL, and Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC, were also present at the occasion. …Read More