LAHORE - Students of the Lahore University of Education on Friday continued protest for the second day to press their demand for getting degrees recognised awarded by the University, whereas the administration is quoted to have admitted that the Higher Education Commission is yet to be give credence to the degrees. The University students carried out two separate protests, that is, one at the Lower Mall and the other in Township. They blocked the Lower Mall, and burnt tyres in Township. They were also holding placards with inscriptions against the Education University administration and the government. They were demanding that the government should take steps for getting their BA/B.ED degrees recognised by the Punjab University since the latter had dropped them from Masters classes despite having announced the first semester results. Despite this, the Education University is still carrying out the BA/B.ED programme, and nothing has been done in this regard, maintained the students. According to sources, the University was said to be in talks with the Higher Education Commission for getting the degrees recognised. On the other hand, the University administration had assured the protesting students that their matter would be resolved within next two weeks, which had not sat well with all the students since the latter were still doubting the intentions of the administration. CS directs secretaries for meeting elected representatives Chief Secretary Punjab Nasir Mahmood Khosa has directed the provincial administrative Secretaries to improve contacts with public representatives in order to solve the problems being faced by the people. Presiding over a meeting of the Administrative Secretaries at the Civil Secretariat here on Friday, Khosa said the government had taken serious notice of public representatives complaints regarding the contacts of the secretaries with them. He directed all the secretaries to make themselves available for meeting the public representatives during their presence in their offices. He also directed all the secretaries to ensure their presence in their offices from 12 noon to 1pm, daily in addition to the regular office timings, for meeting the public representatives. In the absence of an administrative secretary, the senior most officer of the department concerned would be present to meet the public representatives, he concluded.