LAHORE - The girls’ section of a private school in Defence Housing Society has been sealed for violating rules and regulations.

The School’s Education Section of District Education Department cancelled the registration of ‘Bricks School System’ after The Nation highlighted the issue of two children who were refused to issue result cards by the administration.

Executive District Officer (Education) Dr Pervaiz Akhtar and District Officer (Education) Mr Hasnain has issued a directive for the concerned official to seal the school building while ensuring arrangements of admissions of all the students in nearby schools.

The Nation had earlier reported that Bricks refused to issue result cards and certificates to two students - Sajiha Zahra and Nismal Zahra.

In defiance to court orders, the administration also forced their parents to deposit summer vacations fees, although one month prior scholl leaving notice was already served before summer vacations.

Instead of facilitating the students, the Bricks owner and administration stopped both students forcibly to appear in the internal annual exams. Besides threats to their mother, both the kids were kicked out from the farewell party that held only a day before exams - certainly as punishment for not depositing summer vacation fees.

Their mother, Ayesha Hasnain told The Nation that she served the notice to the school administration on April, 24, 2015, after depositing two months (April and May) fees as she wanted to change their school.

But the administrators, including school director Junaid Ghaznavi, principal Shehla Ghaznavi and reception officer Sabahat got annoyed. “They threatened of not allowing my daughters to appear in school exams if I did not deposit summer vacation fees,” Mrs Hasnain said.

“I got really upset after receiving such threats and decided to go to the court for justice and filed an application in the court of Senior Civil Judge for permanent injunction (stay order) with an intention to secure future of my daughters.”

The court issued stay order and the lady got relaxed, happy and confident that her children could now appear in exams. She dropped her daughters on the day of exam at the school, and left for her office after they both entered into school.

But, after about half an hour, the admin contacted her on her cell phone, and told her that the children were not allowed to appear in exams. The mother got sickly worried and reached the school where she found her daughters crying.

“I did not lose my patience and reappeared in the court and filed a suit of contempt by the school admin.”

Although the school administration, after the court warning, allowed the girls to appear in second paper but they were not issued result card and other certificates.

The Education Department, after checking records and inspecting the school, found that the school was not registered with any authority and was functioning illegally.

Austrian delegation visits UVAS

A delegation from Austria visited the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) and called on Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha at City Campus Monday.

The delegation comprised Prof Dr Michael Hess from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Dr Nadim Mukhles Amarin, Regional Technical Manager, Poultry (MENA) Middle East and N Africa Regional Office Boehringer Ingelheim Amman, Jordan, and Dr Mahmoud Tayeh, National Sales Manager Poultry & Equine Business Unit GCC & Pakistan & Levant Countries Boehringer Ingelheim Amman, Jordan.

The VC briefed the delegation on UVAS academic, research and training programmes. They discussed enhancing cooperation in mutual interest, vaccine development, fisheries and poultry science.

Meanwhile, a three-day training workshop titled “Indigenous On-Campus Training (IOT)” began on Monday for 3rd group of administrative officers in the 2nd phase in the University of Veterinary and Animals Sciences Lahore.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha chaired the inaugural session of the workshop organized by the Faculty of Life Sciences Business Management in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad. The Vice-Chancellor also delivered a lecture on “good governance in higher education institutions.” He spoke about various aspects of good governance, vision and mission of the UVAS. He spoke about 24/7 Extension services, carpet vaccination camps and civic engagement services. He also talked about newly-established Amino Acid Analysis Laboratory at Ravi Campus Pattoki UVAS and said such services running on commercial scale to assist the feed milling industry of the country and conducting research in this import segment of animal science.