Pakistani Universities that Made it to QS Asia Rankings 2019

Pakistani Universities that Made it to QS Asia Rankings 2019

The latest edition of prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds – QS Asia University Rankings 2019 by subject has been rolled out. Various Pakistani universities have ranked in the QS subject areas of Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences and Medicine, Natural Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry, Business Management, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Below is the complete...

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Pakistan’s Pride! 12-year-old privileged to work with NASA for one-week’s internship

Pakistan’s Pride! 12-year-old privileged to work with NASA for one-week’s internship

KARACHI: A 12-year-old Pakistani student, Radeeyah Aamir, has been selected for internship program at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), said United States embassy in Pakistan. Radeeyah Aamir, a student of eighth grade at a Karachi school, is selected among a group of students from 25 countries. The US...

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HEC encourages industries to facilitate students by offering paid internships

HEC encourages industries to facilitate students by offering paid internships

Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has suggested that industries may facilitate a total of six weeks paid internship for practical training of students before completing undergraduate degree, especially in engineering technology, agriculture, veterinary sciences and architecture. According to an official document, HEC has suggested this while preparing interventions for...

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Pakistani leader advocates ‘no homework’ policy for schools

Pakistani leader advocates ‘no homework’ policy for schools

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan, Naeem-ul-Haque took to Twitter and asked if homework for schoolchildren should be banned? In his tweet, Haque said children would spend six to eight hours studying at school and then come home and spend one to two...

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Trump empowers parents, declares ‘National School Choice Week’

Trump empowers parents, declares ‘National School Choice Week’

President Donald Trump issued a proclamation declaring this week, Jan. 20-26, as National School Choice Week. The proclamation expresses concern about performance of U.S. students in international surveys: 24th in reading; 25th in science; 40th in math. And it ascribes the cause of these disappointing statistics to the “consequences of...

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Chinese school principal introduces new dance regime to break the monotony

Chinese school principal introduces new dance regime to break the monotony

A school principal in China has gone rogue, binning the state-approved, mandatory daily exercise program in favor of a more ‘Footloose’ approach to keeping his pupils fit and healthy – by shuffling. 40-year-old Zhang Pengfei, principal at Xi Guan Primary School in Shanxi Province, has become an internet sensation in...

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Egypt’s Al-Azhar university reverses expulsion of a female student over hug

Egypt’s Al-Azhar university reverses expulsion of a female student over hug

Egypt’s Al-Azhar university on Monday overturned a decision to expel a female student who was filmed hugging a male colleague, after the country’s top Muslim cleric intervened in her favour. In a video widely circulated earlier this month, a man was seen carrying a bouquet of flowers kneeling before a...

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Education Minister of Sindh gives ultimatum to schools to slash tuition fees as per SC’s orders

Education Minister of Sindh gives ultimatum to schools to slash tuition fees as per SC’s orders

KARACHI: Education Minister of Sindh, Syed Sardar Shah, has given an ultimatum to all private schools across the province to cut down their tuition fee as per the order of the Supreme Court. Speaking to media in Karachi, the minister warned that he will raid and shut down all private...

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Saudi government collaborates with HEC, likely to provide scholarships to 583 Pakistani students

Saudi government collaborates with HEC, likely to provide scholarships to 583 Pakistani students

ISLAMABAD: Saudi government in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) will provide fully-funded scholarships to 583 Pakistani students this year, Radio Pakistan reported on Monday. The commission has invited applications from talented students of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir for studying opportunities in Saudi Arabia. Under these scholarship opportunities,...

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Malala’s new release sheds light on ‘refugees’

Malala’s new release sheds light on ‘refugees’

Malala Yousufzai is set to launch her third book following the release of her memoirs “I Am Malala” and a children’s book “Malala’s Magic Pencil”. The education activist’s latest book, “We are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World”, is set to release on January 8....

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