Category Archives: Colleges

6 Strategies to Develop Research Skills as an Online Student

As an undergraduate student in the early 1990s, I have vivid memories of my professors repeatedly demanding that I “cite my sources.” Students had a healthy fear of plagiarism instilled in them, coupled with a mandate to support original ideas through the authoritative writings of experts.

Teachers in deprived schools more likely to be inexperienced

Teachers working in the most deprived schools, where attainment levels are lower and children are needier, are more likely to be inexperienced and therefore less effective at their job, according to new research.

4 Surprising School Supplies Online Students Might Need

It was my first day of online classes. I sat at the computer eager to learn new things. The syllabus called for the usual items: computer, monitor and so forth. I didn’t know, however, that I would need some standard school supplies as well. Deep into the second week of classes, I found myself heading to the office supply store.

Sixth form college teachers to strike after government challenge thrown out

A last-minute attempt by the government to halt a one-day strike by sixth form college teachers has been thrown out by the high court in London.

Industrial action will now go ahead on Tuesday by sixth form college members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) who are striking amid growing concern about what they say is a “severe funding crisis” in education for 16- to 19-year-olds.

Pakistani student awarded the title of World Distinction Holder

LAHORE: A Pakistani student Eman Javed won the title of “World Distinction Holder” in Commerce 2014 by securing 9 A’s in Cambridge International O levels examination, according to a press release issued here.

Three Pakistanis shortlisted for Global Teacher Prize 2016

ISLAMABAD – Three Pakistani teachers have made the top 50 shortlisted nominations for the second annual Global Teacher Prize 2016.

Referred to as the Nobel Prize for teaching, the Global Teacher Prize is an annual one million dollar award that will be given to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.

Entries for the award have been whittled down to a final 50 from 8,000 nominations and applications from 148 countries. In total, the long list contains candidates from 29 nations. The three teachers among the global top 50 include Humaira Bachal, Aqeela Asifi and Neelofar Ali.

Three Pakistanis shortlisted for Global Teacher Prize 2016
According to a short bio posted on the Global Teacher Prize website, Humaira Bachal is an advocate for girls education in Pakistan and the first female in her family to be educated. She began teaching friends after school in the slums of Karachi since the age of twelve.

Aqeela Asifi has founded a school in the Kot Chandana refugee community of Pakistan, beginning in a borrowed tent. She serves as counselor to both refugee and local Pakistani children to enable and facilitate interaction and cross-cultural exchanges contributing to tolerance, social cohesion and peaceful co-existence among Afghan refugees.

Neelofar set up the first Montessori school in Gilgit Baltistan and thus introduced its Early Childhood Development model and stimulating teaching style to the region. From this list of 50 shortlisted teachers, a prize committee will announce the final 10 teachers in February 2016 with the winner being announced in March at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai.

PM launches education reforms programme in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Friday launched his Educational Reforms Programme aimed at upgrading facilities in 422 schools and colleges in the Federal Capital.

Prime Minister Sharif unveiled the plaque of the programme at the Federal College for Women, Panjgaran Chak Shahzad.

Under the Programme the facilities of science and IT labs, libraries, sports, better class rooms and play areas would be upgraded in educational institutions. Some 21 educational institutions in the federal capital will be upgraded in the first month, while the remaining would be upgraded in 10 months.
The Prime Minister visited various sections of the college. He visited class rooms, talked to students and teachers and inquired about the facilities required and the problems they face.

He had candid discussion with the students.

Maryum Nawaz, Minister for CAD Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, Minister for Health Saira Azal Tarar and Minister for Information Pervaiz Rashid accompanied the Prime Minister. – APP

Dr Zakria Zakar expected as new VC of Punjab University

LAHORE – According to the sources privy to the process of appointment of the Vice Chancellors at the four public sector universities of the Punjab, the chief minister has decided to appoint Dr Zakria Zakar, Dean Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, as the Vice Chancellor of the University of the Punjab.

Dr Zakria Zakar expected as new VC of Punjab University

For University of Sargodha (UoS), the CM has finalised the name of Dr Tahir Kamran. Summary in this regard is being prepared for CM’s signature. The CM has not yet finalised the names of the vice chancellors for LCWU and Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering and Technology, Multan.

It is important to note that of the three shortlisted candidates for Punjab University, the Search Committee gave highest marks to Dr Zakria Zakar, followed by Dr Zafar Moeen Nasar and Dr Mujahid Kamran.