Punjab govt launches ‘Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme’ for meritorious students

Punjab govt launches ‘Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme’ for meritorious students

The Punjab government launched the “Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme” on Tuesday to provide technical education to meritorious and poor students. After approval from chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the scheme was launched by Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal and technical education minister Charanjit Singh Channi. Punjab students studying in government polytechnic and engineering colleges, including Maharaja Ranjit Singh University, Bathinda, and Inder Kumar Gujaral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, will benefit from the scheme, said Channi. Under the scheme, students scoring 60-70% marks in Class 10 will get 70% fee…

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Texas’ schools chief could get more muscle under legislative proposals

Texas’ schools chief could get more muscle under legislative proposals

AUSTIN — Former Dallas trustee Mike Morath is a popular guy. He’s seen as sharp, energetic and strategic. That’s a big reason lawmakers have filed bills that would give the state’s education commissioner significantly more power. The position would have more authority on a variety of measures — from determining how to implement the new A-F accountability system for schools to creating a grant program for him to dole out as he sees fit. Longtime Texas education observers say the moves have met little resistance this session because of Morath….

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ISI head removed by Pakistan’s new Army chief

ISI head removed by Pakistan’s new Army chief

Pakistan’s new Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday removed the head of the country’s spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) as part of a major reshuffle. Gen. Bajwa, who took over from Gen. Raheel Sharif two weeks ago, however, did not name Lt. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar’s successor. Lt. Gen. Akhtar has been appointed president of the National Defence University (NDU), the Army said in a statement. Later, Dawn newspaper reported Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), ISI’s media wing, as telling that Lt. Gen. Naveed Mukhtar will replace Lt. Gen. Akhtar…

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KSOU row: document verification process on, says UGC chief

KSOU row: document verification process on, says UGC chief

Speaking to reporters, here, on Thursday, he said, an UGC committee has submitted a report after inspecting the ground realities on the campus of the KSOU. “Following an ‘action taken’ report submitted by the KSOU, in response to the UGC’s guidelines as a corrective measure to get the de-recognition revoked, the UGC had raised a few doubts. The KSOU has submitted a few supporting documents as a reply to some queries. The documents are being verified under the Open and Distant Learning guidelines. If they are found satisfactory, the de-recognition…

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Ofsted chief warns schools over use of ‘alternative provision’ for challenging pupils

Ofsted chief warns schools over use of ‘alternative provision’ for challenging pupils

Vulnerable pupils with challenging behaviour are being offloaded by schools that move them into inappropriate alternative settings with inexperienced staff who are not equipped to deal with them, according to the chief inspector of schools. Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of the schools watchdog Ofsted, said he did not oppose the use of alternative provision – often available to pupils who are on the verge of being excluded – but called on schools to “take ownership” of it. Ofsted fears that some pupils are being placed in unregistered or illegal…

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Odisha State Cooperative Bank Recruitment 2016 for Chief Executive Officer || Last date 30th April 2016

Odisha State Cooperative Bank Recruitment 2016 for Chief Executive Officer || Last date 30th April 2016

Odisha State Cooperative Bank has announced recruitment news for the post of Chief Executive Officer for the district Central Cooperative Bank in Odisha. Applicants interested in this job may apply on or before 30th April 2016. Detailed job description given below: Name: Odisha State Cooperative Bank Post: Chief Executive Officer Number of vacancies: 17 vacancies Location: Odisha Salary / Wages: Salary of Rs. 28,350 – Rs. 41,400/- per month     Education / Qualification for Orissa State Cooperative Bank vacancy: Education / Qualification: Applicants applying for this post must possess…

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