13th February 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

JI teachers reject bill for co-education

UPPER DIR: Dir chapter of Tanzeem-i-Asateza Pakistan (TAP), the teachers’ wing of Jamaat-i-Islami, has rejected the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s decision to introduce co-education at the primary school level and vowed that it would soon start a movement against the bill in this regard.

http://www.dawn.com/news/1313877/ji-teachers-reject-bill-for-co-education

 

G-B/FATA/AJK

Pakistan Army wants ‘every child in school’

After the repatriation of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) and restoration of peace in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) the political administration and Pakistan Army keep reminding that they are waging jihad against illiteracy and corruption.

The army has introduced the slogan ‘Every Child in School’ while the political administration has coined the phrase ‘Every Teacher in School’.

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/185734-Pakistan-Army-wants-every-child-in-school

 

Federal

Launch of three new Turkish school systems, a bid to annihilate PTISS

The reports about introducing 3 new Turkish School systems against established system in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad have come to open after handing over the charge of 28 branches of Pak-Turk International School System (PTISS) to Pakistani administrators. 

http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/12-Feb-17/launch-of-three-new-turkish-school-systems-a-bid-to-annihilate-ptiss

 

Punjab

Punjab to achieve 100pc literacy rate by 2020: PA told

Lahore: Provincial Minister for Literacy & Non-Formal Basic Education Dr Farrukh Javed told the Punjab Assembly on Thursday that the government was making all-out efforts to achieve 100 per cent literacy rate by 2020.

http://pakobserver.net/punjab-to-achieve-100pc-literacy-rate-by-2020-pa-told/

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/02/09/govt-determined-to-achieve-100pc-literacy-rate-by-2020-pa-told/

 

Sindh

Smart Solutions to Improve Pakistan’s Education

The Sindh School Monitoring System combines technology and a vigorous accountability mechanism to cater to long-standing governance issues in education. The system has been set up under the Sindh Global Partnership for Education project, which supports the government’s reform efforts over a three-year period.

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/02/13/smart-solutions-to-improve-pakistans-education

 

3 days literature festival began in Karachi, dominant personalities have also taken part in it

More than 2 lakh people have been noted to have participated in the 3 days Karachi festival. This proves that there has been an increase in the number of people who are fond of books and literature. This festival is a beginning of a series of festivals that will take place in Islamabad as well as in London.

https://jang.com.pk/print/266476-todays-print-city-news

 

Steps being taken to boost girls’ enrolment in educational institutions: Mehtab

Sindh Minister for Education and Literacy, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that the provincial education department is taking many measures to increase girl enrolment in schools and colleges especially in rural areas.

http://pakobserver.net/steps-being-taken-to-boost-girls-enrolment-in-educational-institutions-mehtab/

 

Committee to submit recommendations to Sindh Chief Minister

The Education Committee of Sindh Vision, constituted by provincial government for improvement in education in schools of the province has decided to submit its recommendations to Chief Minister for implementations for betterment of learning right from primary level.

The Education Committee of Sindh Vision has been mandated by the Chief Minister Sindh to critically examine the status of school education in the province, identify gaps, spot lacunae and formulate action plan to plug the pitfalls.

http://pakobserver.net/committee-to-submit-recommendations-to-sindh-chief-minister/

 

Good teachers must for quality education: Jam Mehtab

Provincial Minister for Education and Literacy Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that quality education lies with qualified and competent teachers and unless we have good teachers training institutions, we cannot produce good teachers.

http://pakobserver.net/good-teachers-must-for-quality-education-jam-mehtab/

 

Editorials/ Op-eds

Education, a powerful tool

Education is the most powerful tool which can be used to change the world. Unlike many other countries, Pakistan is facing the biggest problem in education system. The root cause of this fiasco is lack of priority and interest in promoting education; Regrettably, Institutions are devoid of quality education, which depicts the dismal picture of the country’s education system. The panacea to deal with current scenario is to greatly improve our education system.

http://pakobserver.net/education-a-powerful-tool/

 

Cheating culture

The new DC is very education friendly and is trying to take strict measures against the cheating culture in a province like Balochistan where a child could not think of taking exams without cheating.

http://pakobserver.net/cheating-culture/