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February 16, 2015

Schools warned against smacking


February 16, 2015

PUNJAB Education Foundation has warned the schools partnering under foundation assisted school programme to refrain from indulging in any act of corporal punishment as it is strictly banned in light of the instructions of the Punjab government.
A notification issued by PEF Director (FAS) said that no more than one chance would be given to such schools and any such repetition would lead to cancellation of partnership agreement. Similarly, they cannot charge money from the students. Meanwhile, 15th quality assurance test will be held today (Monday) in Toba Tek Singh, Sargodha, Okara, Sahiwal, Khanewal, Chiniot and Chakwal districts in which 166 partner schools will take part.
symposium: Post Graduate Medical Institute and Ameer-ud-Din Medical College (PGMI/ADMC) Principal Prof Anjum Habib Vohra has announced that annual symposium of the institute is going to be held on 18th and 19th February.
This symposium is now a regular yearly scientific activity of PGMI where every department presents its research work of the year before renowned medical experts. It is a two-day scientific activity and comprises of four sessions.
According to a handout issued here Sunday, Prof Agha Shabbir Ali, Head of Pediatrics is the chairman of scientific programme.
He informed that in addition to research papers, 12 hands-on workshops by clinical and basic departments of PGMI and Ameer-ud-Din Medical College were another hallmark of this symposium. Four state-of-the-art lectures by senior medical teachers will be presented in each session. Khawaja Salman Rafique, adviser on health to the Punjab government will be the chief guest at the concluding ceremony. Prof Ejaz Ahsan will inaugurate the symposium on 18 February at 9am in auditorium of Lahore General Hospital.
Seminar: Punjab University’s Hailey College of Commerce (HCC) organised a seminar on ‘Leadership in 21st century’.
According to a press release, in his address, Dr Ali said passion and

focus were the main characteristics of a leader and quoted leadership of Dr Mahatir Muhammad, Nelson Mandela and others.
He said a leader was one who was good at risk taking, thinking, doing, humble with others, have high level of tolerance and acceptability for others.
Dr Ali advised the youth to work hard for resolving the problems of the country. He said a leader should be empathetic not sympathetic. HCC Principal Dr Hassan Mobeen Alam also spoke while faculty members and a large number of students were present on the occasion.

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