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May 25, 2016

Teachers warn of sit-in


May 25, 2016


All Asataza Alliance Punjab (AAAP) Central President Sufi Ramazan Inqilabi has warned that they would stage a sit-in in front of Chief Minister’s House on June 3 against Punjab government for handing over public sector schools to Punjab Education Foundation (PEF).

According to a press release issued on Tuesday, Sufi, condemning the proposed move of the government regarding handing over public sector schools to PEF, said any such move would destroy the educational institutes. He said that teachers should avoid becoming part of a committee formed regarding handing over of schools to PEF. He said the teacher community of the province wouldn’t allow the government to do this at any cost. He said if the move wasn’t taken back by the authorities concerned, they would stage a sit-in in fornt of CM's House on June 3.

UN wall: Government College University (GCU) has set up “United Nations Wall” on the campus to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of United Nations Pakistan. 

Director of UN Information Center Vittorio Cammarota and the Head of Cooperation, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Ms Stefanie Burri unveiled the wall painted by a group of university's fine arts students. 

GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah, deans and a large number of faculty and staff members attended the inauguration of the UN Wall which aims at spreading peace, education and awareness.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Hassan Amir Shah highly appreciated the messages on the wall, saying that no nation could progress without education and peace. The students decorated the wall with flying doves, a universal symbol of peace, white and blue colour, the home colours of UN, and a pencil which stands for education,” he said.

Vittorio Cammarota stressed the universities in Pakistan should hold workshops to raise awareness among students about the objectives of the United Nations. He said UN would provide internship opportunities to students of GCU in its 21 different organisations.

Stefanie Burri emphasizing the importance of social sciences called upon the vice-chancellor to establish the Department of Anthropology at GCU, for which, she said UN would provide every possible support. Later, Vittorio Cammarota and Prof Shah gave away certificates to focal person Amna Anwaar Khan and students, including Memona Akram, Fatima Tuz Zohra, Ansa Khan, Frahan Ali, Muhammad Baseer, Muhammad Talha, Muhammad Umer Khan, Wijdan Akram, Narmeen Jacob and Hafiza Irfah Farooq, for designing and painting the UN Wall.

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