Women employees, officials fume after university in Lucknow says they can’t work after 6 pm

Lucknow An order that no woman official or employee of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) will work beyond 6 pm unless for a specific reason has drawn flak for not including students and teachers. BBAU vice chancellor Prof RC Sobti issued the order on Monday evening, stating the rule is to be strictly adhered to. In case of an emergency, prior permission has to be obtained from the V-C. “This step has been taken for security reasons,” reads the order. Women employees criticised the order, asking why female students and women…

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Gili Islands: Are they truly a vision of paradise on earth?

The Gili Islands, comprising Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air, are situated just off the northwest coast of Lombok, Indonesia. Motor vehicles aren’t allowed here, so for transportation you either need to walk, take a bicycle or the cidomo (horse-drawn carriage). Amongst all the activities, the most popular ones are scuba diving, snorkeling, golf, horse riding and free diving. You might want to try snorkeling off the beach as then you shall notice the magnificent green and hawksbill sea turtles. The most renowned spots for diving are Shark Point,…

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Gili Islands: Are they truly a vision of paradise on earth?

The Gili Islands, comprising Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air, are situated just off the northwest coast of Lombok, Indonesia. Motor vehicles aren’t allowed here, so for transportation you either need to walk, take a bicycle or the cidomo (horse-drawn carriage). Amongst all the activities, the most popular ones are scuba diving, snorkeling, golf, horse riding and free diving. You might want to try snorkeling off the beach as then you shall notice the magnificent green and hawksbill sea turtles. The most renowned spots for diving are Shark Point,…

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University admissions officers reveal the top 10 qualities they look for in students’ applications

Almost all university admissions officers say they actively consider a student’s likelihood to complete their degree when deciding to offer them a place or not – an eight per cent increase on last year. According to this year’s University Admissions Officers Report, students applying to university through Clearing or Adjustment must be prepared to demonstrate their commitment to their chosen course. With 99 per cent of officers assessing how likely students will finish their studies, nine in ten said they look for evidence of a student’s passion for their chosen…

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Four out of five teachers ‘have thought about quitting’ – with one in four saying they would go within two years

A poll of almost 900 teachers found that 80% of them had thought of qutting Alamy More than four in five teachers have considered leaving the profession because of pressure of work, according to a new survey out today. The poll of almost 900 teachers by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers revealed 83 per cent were considering quitting – while one in four (24 per cent) said they would be gone in two years It comes on the eve of the union’s annual conference in Liverpool where the union…

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New academies laws were passed by Parliament last night: here is what they mean for you and your school

The government has passed legislation that will turn ‘inadequate’ schools into academies The Education and Adoption Bill, which will force all schools deemed to be “failing” to be turned into academies, completed its passage through Parliament last night. It will become law “as soon as possible” once it receives royal assent, the Department for Education has said. But what is a “failing” school, and what could the new law mean for you? If a maintained school is rated “inadequate” by Ofsted, it will become an academy This is the bill’s…

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EU Referendum: Business boost for Cameron as they say Brexit will hurt UK jobs

Company bosses and business leaders have warned that leaving the European Union would put British jobs at risk. That is the view put forward in a letter to The Times signed by 200 business leaders, including more than a third of Britain’s 100 largest companies. Signatories backing David Cameron’s stance include chairmen or CEOs of companies from the FTSE 100 including Asda, BT, Vodafone and Marks & Spencer. The letter hails pledges to cut red tape, deepen the single market and sign off new trade deals in the agreement finalised…

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