Category Archives: Scholarships

Fall in state-school university entrants since tuition fees hit £9,000

The government is facing calls for an urgent review of student financing after official figures showed that the number of state school pupils going on to higher education had dropped the year tuition fees soared to £9,000.

Youve graduated so what happens to your bank account

With summer graduation ceremonies now taking place across the country, thousands of twentysomethings are contemplating their post-university futures. One of the many things they will have to get to grips with is changes to their banking. We look at what this entails.

Tories delay school funding overhaul until at least 2018

A long-awaited overhaul of school funding in England has been delayed until at least 2018, the education secretary has announced.

3 Individuals to Turn to for High School Mentorship

Many accomplished individuals have found that working with a mentor made all the difference in their lives. In a student’s academic journey, mentorship is an integral part of college, graduate school and the professional world.

Scholarships for students in rural areas

KARACHI: Sindh Senior Education Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro on 29th August distributed stipend cards for scholarships among girl students at the GGHS Junior Model No1 (Pahariwala) School, Jamshed Town, PECHS block 2.

The programme organised by the reform support unit of the Sindh education and literacy department saw girl students of class six to 10 being presented with means to receive their monthly stipend electronically.

Nigerian academicians visits Open University sign MoU for partnership

ISLAMABAD – About 11-member delegation from Nigeria’s Sokoto State University on Monday visited AllamaI qbal Open University (AIOU) and signed a memorandum of understanding for developing cooperative partnership in the field of research and professional development.

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.

Japans envoy opens middle school for girls

ISLAMABAD – Japan’s Ambassador to Pakistan Hiroshi Inomata on Thursday inaugurated the Middle School for Girls at the Kaghan Memorial School at Village Kawai (District Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa).

The school was built with the financial support of $115,733 provided by the government of Japan to the Kaghan Memorial Trust, which is a non-governmental organisation actively working in the education sector. The inauguration ceremony was attended by members of Kaghan Memorial Trust, the staff of school and children from the vicinity who were expected to get admission in this school, a statement issued by embassy of Japan here on Thursday.

The construction of this school was made possible with the financial support from Embassy of Japan under its Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP) Programme. The new school has been designed to accommodate approximately 105 girls for middle school levels. By virtue of this project, it is expected that new opportunities will be opened for girls in the area, which would eventually contribute to multifaceted socio-economic development.

Japans envoy opens middle school for girls
At the inauguration ceremony, ambassador Inomata stressed upon the importance of basic education for the development of nations and highlighted the critical need for creating opportunities for Pakistani girls. He expressed his hope that this project would improve the welfare of girls in the area, and in addition would undoubtedly strengthen the existing friendly relations between the people of Pakistan and Japan.

The GGP program is an initiative of the Japanese government with the belief that in consideration of the enormity of the challenges being faced by the world today, development assistance should not only be limited to governments, but also be channeled to the grassroots level through civil society organisations. Since its beginning in 1989 GGP has supported more than 340 projects in Pakistan, with a contribution of more than 2.4 billion Japanese Yen.

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.