14th February 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

K-P’s lopsided vision: Girls in rural districts losing out on education

The provincial government, led by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has focused more on setting up and upgrading schools in urban districts, while depriving girls in most rural districts of their right to education.

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1326007/k-ps-lopsided-vision-girls-rural-districts-losing-education/

 

In 3 years 40 thousand students have been enrolled in schools on merit basis. 15 thousand more students are expected to be enrolled next year

 

Education minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Atif Khan has been reported to have said that more than 20 billion rupees have been spent on the provision of facilities to government schools. 28% of the budget had been allocated to education and government schools.

 

https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104030250&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170214

 

Government girls’ degree college held Naat competition and quizzes

 

Government girl’s degree college Peshawar commenced its ‘Students wake’ union activities with the Islamic Society programmes. The Chief Guest at this event was the college principal, Professor Shehnaz Jabeen.

 

https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104030256&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170214

 

Federal

Bab-ul-Ilm: charging just a Rupee for quality education

 
Aiming to defeat poverty with education, there is a school operating in rural Haripur, owing a promise to provide education to street children living below poverty line for one rupee only.

 http://www.pakistankakhudahafiz.com/news/bab-ul-ilm-charging-just-rupee-quality-education/

 

Senate passes FBISE (Amendment) Bill, 2016

 

The Senate Monday passed a private member bill, (The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (Amendment) Bill, 2016) unanimously. The bill was moved by Nuzhat Sadiq in the House.
Speaking on the occasion, Nuzhat Sadiq said that bill was also passed by the committee unanimously. She said there was dire need to open up the federal board for registering other institution which was not earlier possible.

 

http://pakobserver.net/senate-passes-fbise-amendment-bill-2016/

 

Shifting weather in Pakistan forces changes in school holidays

 

Schools in Pakistan normally reopen on Jan. 1, but this year many parents, particularly in central and northern Pakistan, have been reluctant to send their children as temperatures remain unusually low.

 

http://nation.com.pk/snippets/14-Feb-2017/shifting-weather-in-pakistan-forces-changes-in-school-holidays

 

Yousaf for Islamic, modern education in federal schools

 

Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yusuf Monday stressed the need of Islamic and modern education in school of federal capital. The minister was of the view that Islamic and Quranic education should be our top most priority and included in curriculum besides modern education.

 

http://pakobserver.net/yousaf-for-islamic-modern-education-in-federal-schools/

 

Punjab

 

Outsourced assessment: Government initiates evaluation of literacy projects

 

The Punjab government has initiated third-party evaluation to access basic literacy programmes in all 36 districts, hoping to get a better picture of the literacy situation as well as gauging the effectiveness of its projects.

 

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1324807/outsourced-assessment-government-initiates-evaluation-literacy-projects/

 

Annual Metric exams will commence from the 1st of March

 

Board of intermediate and secondary education Lahore is conducting exams from the 1st of March. 5 lakh students are expected to sit for the exams. For the convenience of these students, Lahore board has allotted 806 centres for this purpose.

 

https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104031280&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20170214

 

‘Misplaced priorities, social disparity plague Pakistan’s educational system’


Like the day preceding it, Sunday also saw panel discussions on a whole lot of national issues at the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF). In all there were 36 of them running parallel.

 

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/185821-Misplaced-priorities-social-disparity-plague-Pakistans-educational-system

 

Ongoing progress problem for opponents: Punjab CM

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the youth are the valuable asset to Pakistan as the country’s future relies on them.
Since 60 percent of the country’s population comprises the youth so provision of modern education is essential to the youth for the bright future of the nation

 

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/185928-Ongoing-progress-problem-for-opponents-Punjab-CM

 

Book fair will begin from tomorrow


A book fair will begin from the 15th to the 17th of February which will be held at Zikria University Central Library, Multan.

 

https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104031001&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20170214

 

Sindh

‘Students don’t learn anything even in schools’ 

Beginning the session with the question of whether Pakistan is winning or losing the struggle to spread education, moderator Abbas Rashid said that whether or not students go to school does not matter, as they do not learn much in class, which is a reflection of the education standards in Pakistan.

 

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1325872/students-dont-learn-anything-even-schools/

 

Editorials/Op-eds

Disparity in education

Continuously falling standards and quality as well as the shortage of public schools has created a huge gap. In order to fill this gap, the government has set up elite English medium institutions, army administered Cadet Colleges and Christian convent schools all over the country to serve a special class of the population. These schools promoted inequality and a sense of marginalisation in today’s society.

 

http://dailytimes.com.pk/letters/30-Jul-15/disparity-in-education

 

Education standard

 

The standard of education is the most important thing that helps people to remain updated with the latest developments in all subjects and areas of life.
However, the standard of education in Pakistan is not up to the mark as we are far behind the advanced nations of the world that remain updated and make improvement in their academic courses with the advancement of the modern age.

 

http://pakobserver.net/education-standard-2/