ISLAMABAD: KP government has decided to conduct Science Exhibitions at regional levels to highlight the talent of students in the province.
According to details, the Directorate of Science and Technology will hold these exhibitions. In this connection, the first exhibition will be held at Public Library Bannu on the 21st of this month.
Students of Karak, Kohat, Hangu D. I. Khan, Lakki Marwat, Waziristan, Kurram and Orakzai districts will participate in the expositions.
AIOU introduces academic programs for overseas Pakistanis
ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University has introduced some academic programs for overseas Pakistanis, including those living in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Bahrain, and the USA.
The programs include Allisan-ul-Arabi (Basic Arabic Course), Arabic Bol Chall, Secondary School Certificate (Matric), Higher Secondary School Certificate (FA, I.com), Bachelor Programs (BA General Group, B.Com, B.A Mass Communication and BA Library Science), B.Ed (1.5 years), MBA (Commonwealth of Learning), Dars-i-Nizami and Short Term Courses.
The interested Pakistanis have been asked to enroll themselves in the on-going admission (Spring,2019), that will continue till March 5.
Admission forms and prospectus for these programs could be downloaded from the University’s website: http://del.aiou.edu.pk
Yellow Vest boxer incarcerated for a year!
PARIS: An ex-boxer who became a hero to some of France’s “yellow vest” protesters after beating up police officers during a demonstration was convicted on Wednesday and given a one-year prison term.
Christophe Dettinger, a former national light-heavyweight champion, was caught on camera on 5 January throwing a flurry of punches at an officer during clashes on a footbridge over the river Seine in Paris.
Dettinger, 37, has been in custody since turning himself in after the attack. He appeared before a packed courtroom Wednesday looking tired, with a thin mustache and his hair cut short.
Ignoring prosecution calls for a significantly heavier sentence, the judge gave Dettinger open-prison terms which would allow him to work during the day.
Footage of the incident, which has been played repeatedly on TV and social media, was shown again in court with Dettinger, who is nearly two meters tall (6 foot 3 inches), seen punching one policeman then kicking another on the ground.
The married father-of-three, who had no previous convictions, apologized for his actions. “I wanted to stop an injustice but I ended up creating another,” Dettinger told the court.
He expressed remorse for his “mistake” which he said was sparked by anger at the “violence” used against demonstrators.
The yellow vest movement – named after the high-visibility safety vests worn by activists – started over fuel tax hikes and quickly grew into a broader rebellion against the economic policies and leadership style of President Emmanuel Macron.
The number of people taking part in weekly protests has fallen significantly since the start of the year, but the heat has not gone out of the movement, with demonstrations regularly ending in rioting.
“I see police hitting the yellow vests protesters with truncheons — I don’t understand. I see a woman on the ground, someone kicks her and raises a truncheon and that’s when I threw myself at the policeman and hit him,” Dettinger explained calmly on Wednesday.
Despite his apology, the prosecutor called for a three-year sentence, with one year suspended. Another judge is set to determine the exact terms of the prison sentence next week. Dettinger also received an 18-month suspended sentence, is banned from visiting Paris for six months and must pay his two victims sums of 2,000 and 3,000 euros ($2,250 and $3,400).
Turkey becomes the global hub of scholarships
NEW YORK: The scholarship program offered by Turkey’s Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB) is making the country a global hub for higher education, the head of the presidency has said.
Speaking during an event at UN headquarters in New York, Abdullah Eren said the state-funded Turkish Scholarships Programme would turn Turkey into a second home for students from all around the world. The programme offers financial support and university education for students in their intended fields, said Eren. “Apart from a university education, it is aimed at providing students with the benefits of social, cultural and academic extracurricular programs and activities while they are in Turkey,” he said.
Turkish Scholarships offers a range of programmes designed for each level of study, including full-time and short-term undergraduate, graduate, research and language education opportunities in the most prestigious universities in Turkey for international students and researchers. Eren said students who have completed their higher education in Turkey become voluntary country ambassadors who build bridges of friendship between Turkey and their countries.
“For sustaining these ties, the Turkey Alumni network has been established with a member body of more than 150,000 graduates with around 30 registered Turkey Alumni Associations in more than 20 countries,” he added. He also said Turkey hosts approximately 150,000 international students, and more than 17,000 of them are scholarship students. “Our country aims to host 200,000 international students by 2023,” he added.