Attention LSE Walon! There Will Be No New Juniors On Campus This Spring Semester

This is not a false alarm, LSE students. With Spring semester right around the corner, this isn’t the kind of news you want to hear but..

You read right. For those of you who were looking forward to new faces, LSE will no longer be getting any juniors in January.

Source: lse.edu.pk

We will only be getting juniors once a year now, and that is in September. Being part of one of the last January intakes; I can tell you it has been one hell of a ride trying to make up for the missed semester. So it’s kinda for the greater good.

Source: lse.edu.pk

Other than that, the university has ended the summer semester last year, so there goes your one chance to catch up on failed or missed courses.

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Source: lse.edu.pk

So basically, if you fail a course or missed any; you’ll have to take them in your last year during your thesis or after graduating. That does not sound fun at all. Guess its time to pull up your boots and start working hard, it’s only going to get tougher from here on out. (Par chalo, at least we’re sort of getting a proper summer break now)

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What do you think about this, let us know in the comments!

The Allama Iqbal Open University Offering Free Education For Students From Balochistan and FATA Is The Best News You’ll Hear Today.

It’s a moment of absolute joy for all of Pakistan, as for the first time free education is being made available at secondary level for the marginalized and the less developed areas of the country.

Education is a fundamental right of every human, and realizing that, the Allama Iqbal Open University has announced free education from Spring 2018 for the students of Balochistan and FATA till Matriculation.  

This initiative was taken in order to contribute to the government’s effort in upgrading and enhancing the educational facilities in the country and to bring maximum number of people to the education sector.

This policy was announced by the Vice Chancellor of AIOU Professor Dr. Shahid Siddiqui while addressing the National Conference on English language and Literature – two-day event which was organized by the university’s department of English Language and Applied Linguistics in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC).

AIOU has already been providing waivers and free education to certain segments of the society.

The list included disabled persons, prisoners, drop-out girls and transgender group. Now they’re extending their policy in order to include the economically less-privileged areas of our society.

It’s such a brilliant initiative to have something so basic as education being universally accessible to all, and we’re hoping that other universities will also follow suit to ensure that every Pakistani is given access to quality education.

What do you think of this news? Let us know in the comments section 🙂

 

The US Administration Has Just Proposed A Major Cut To The Fulbright Program And Here’s Why It Matters

The US Administration has proposed a 47% cut to the Fulbright Program, a renowned merit-based scholarship program, for the next fiscal year, and with that it brings the program to an existential threat. 

Today, we called upon the Fulbright community to #StandForFulbright. The Program as you know it is facing an existential…

Posted by Fulbright Association on Mittwoch, 7. Juni 2017

The cut would not only impact the students in America, but throughout the world, including Pakistan.

The scholarship aids students in order to be capable to make an impact in their respective countries, and contribute towards the betterment of the society as a whole.

With a cut so major, it is obvious that lots of deserving students might not make it to fulfill their dreams, and thus puts at stake the future of many lives which could have been impacted, as the following tweet put it:

In response to this, a petition has been to restore the level of funding back to the original $250 million; The Fulbright stakeholders urge everyone to stand up for the program and help protect the numerous students who are contributing towards science, arts, humanities and a lot of other fields.

https://twitter.com/patricio_toib/status/872666195920658432

 

An advocacy platform has been set up which includes a sample letter and phone script, and sends your message to the Congressional representatives electronically.

Apart from that, you can support the program by using the hashtag #StandForFulbright and raise your concerns!


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