ISLAMABAD: Eiffel scholarship program – meant for Masters and Ph.D. students – application forms are now available online.
The Eiffel scholarship program is a tool developed and financed by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and designed to allow French higher education institutions attract the best foreign students in diploma courses at Masters’ and Doctorate/ Ph.D. level. The four major fields of studies covered by Eiffel scholarships are economics and management, engineering sciences and law/political sciences at Masters’ level; sciences in the broad sense, economics and management, and law/political sciences for the Doctorate/ Ph.D. level.
The scholarship program allows, for the masters’ part the financing of a diploma course at masters’ level, and lasts 12 to 36 months; for the PhD (“Doctorat”) the financing of a 10-months mobility as part of a joint supervision or a joint direction of thesis (preferably the 2nd year of the PhD).
The monthly stipend granted by the Eiffel scholarship program covers the cost of living but not tuition. Applications are put forward by the French host institutions, which agree to enroll the grantees in the program for which they are selected. This program is exclusively for foreign applicants. At Masters’ level, the applicant must be at most 30 years old at the date of the selection committee. At the Ph.D. level, the applicant must be at most 35 years old at the date of the selection committee.
Application files are from now available online with the deadline for receipt by Campus France on 11th of January 2019 and announcement of results in March 2019. The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs has granted Campus France with the supervision of the EIFFEL program. In 2017, 5 outstanding Pakistani students have been selected for the Eiffel scholarship. All information is available at www.campusfrance.org/fr/eiffel
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Parents, teachers should come forward to play role for quality education
KHANEWAL: Chief Executive Officer of Education Shaukat Ali Sherani here on Tuesday expressed that parents and teachers should come forward to play their effective role for the quality education thus increasing the literacy rate in the country.
He said that teachers should present themselves as a role model and stern action would be taken against corrupt staff and duty shirkers.
He said that as per the vision of Chief Minister of Punjab in all education institutions of the district classroom being well equipping and taking steps for class monitoring system for better education.
He said that provision of quality education was a main agenda of the present government.
He expressed that surprise visits was being started to check the performance of schools.
The stern action will be taken against absent teachers and any negligence could not be tolerated.
Shaukat underlined that promotion, transfers and enrollment of the teaches would through merit and corrupt people to be accountable.
M.Phil, Ph.D pupils given laptops
MULTAN: Vice Chancellor (VC) Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Prof. Dr. Zia-ul-Qayyum Monday said that it’s time to review content, delivery of content and assessment system of the university in order to meet the latest requirements.
Addressing the laptop distribution ceremony, under the 4th and 5th phase of Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme, at AIOU regional office, here today. He said that upgradation of the educational system of the university was the need of the hour. He said that different training sessions will be organized for tutors of the university in order to apply latest techniques in the system, adding that the administration is going to introduce latest digital system within next few months. The VC AIOU added that negotiation is underway with some teachers of universities of England for skill development of AIOU tutors. He announced that all tutors would be re-registered and different sessions for the capacity building would be organized for them.
On this occasion, he distributed laptops among 46 students of M.Phil and Ph.D. including 10 from Vehari region and 36 from Multan region. Talking to the Media, Regional Director AIOU Ghulam Hussain Khosa said that 2500 laptops were being distributed among students in each financial year under Prime Minister Laptop Scheme. He said that 5000 laptops had been distributed among students during the last three phases of the scheme while 5000 would be distributed in the ongoing 4th and 5th phase of the scheme. Khosa said that in the current two phases, laptops would be distributed among 1100 students of M.Phil and Ph.D. and 3900 among students of master classes.
Media can play major role to save youth from drugs: Educationists
ISLAMABAD: Educationists on Monday underscored the need for protecting the youth from falling victim to drug addiction by providing them healthy activities and urged media and university authorities to play their role in creating awareness about the impact of drugs on young lives.
It was very important for all stakeholders to play a vital role in protecting the youth from drug and providing the best possible resources to the youth to improve their living standard, International Islamic University Dr. Masoom Yasinzai said in an interview.
He further said university authorities should come in front and enlighten our generation about the ill-effects of this curse, adding, there should be strict monitoring on hostels of the universities.
“However, in my opinion, the data presented about youth involved in using drugs should be revisited,” he suggested.
“The growing trend of drug abuse in educational institutions has posed a serious threat to the lives of students,” he said.
Dr. Masoom Yasinzai said the youth has become the target of major drug peddlers and government should set up a positive epitome by punishing these peddlers with severe punishment so that our present, as well as future generations, have bright future.
He advised the students must be engaged in extra-circular activities in order to divert the attention of students from drug use.
We can do this by identifying the root cause, bringing in relevant rules and policies, adopting preventive measures by placing physical barriers and improving the integration within the student community at all levels, he added.
Rector highlighted, the institutions will have to revisit its learning environment and see if it was not too stressful for students when on campus as at times intensive academic regime may generate an immense amount of stress and anxiety for certain
The larger the institution is the more comprehensive the preventive measures will have to be taken particularly where institutions have on-campus residences/hostels, he mentioned.
He said it is our social responsibility to curb this evil to make Pakistan a progressive and developed state free of drug addicts.
DG, Federal Directorate of Education Dr. Ali Ahmed Kharal added, the facts and data about drug users in education institutions being presented in sections of the media is exaggerated.
The culprits involved in selling drugs to students should be given exemplary punishments, he demanded.
He further said there should be proper and effective implementation of legislation against drug abuse.
The government should also take measures to construct grounds so the youth can involve themselves in extra-circular activities, he recommended.