Sindh calls for end to corporal punishment
The Sindh Assembly has called on the government to scrap a law that is often “misused” to justify corporal punishments at schools.
The resolution, moved by Shamim Ara Panhwar, came after the issue was raised in Geo News programme “Chal Parha” hosted by famous singer Shehzad Roy. The programme aims at reforming the education system of Pakistan.
According to the legislators, Section 89 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) was being misused to justify punishing children in the country. The law allows guardians and person having lawful charge of children to punish them “in good faith for their benefit”.
School blown up in Lakki
Unidentified persons blew up a school at Wanda Zerhan area in the limits of Lakki Police Station on Friday. The explosive device planted at the Government Primary School for Boys.
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The much-proclaimed political ‘commitment’ to education for all in Pakistan has in reality translated into the failure to meet the Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education by 2015. It has also led to education as a budget-percentage of national GDP to have actually fallen in real terms. The devolution of education budgets to the provinces has in many cases been little short of catastrophic since the provinces lacked the capacity to spend the money effectively; and it will be years before their capacities are built to appropriate levels. There is no shortage of education projects across the country, some of real merit and potential, but many have fallen by the wayside
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Assessing PTI’s vision for education
The PTI released an education policy vision, which outlines an ambitious plan to address the multiple challenges ailing our education sector. Foremost amongst the proposed measures is increasing educational spending from 2.1% to 5% of GDP. The PTI has termed the use of English by elite schools to be vestige of cultural imperialism, which causes cultural and social divisions.
KP’s education policy to have parents’ input
The KPK government is all set to give a role to parents of government school students in formulation of education policy and making decisions about other related matters, officials said. A work plan has already been finalized to provide opportunities to the parents to have a say in decision making and formulation of policies concerning education of their children enrolled in government schools.
Center fails to fund education
The federal government, like its predecessor, has failed to execute several projects in education sector it had promised from time to time during the last five years, according to officials. Setting up a cadet college in Charsadda is one of such projects that couldn’t see the light of the day.
‘Education can keep youth from extremism’
Awami National party MNA Himayatullah Mayar has said that KPK government is committed to promoting education sector in the province to stop Pakhtun youth from becoming religious extremists and terrorism.
Teachers promotion hailed
The teachers’ organizations landed a promotion of more than 2,500 low grade government school teachers in lower dir district and said the credit goes to provincial education minister Sardar hussain babak. Teachers’ organisations rejected the further posting and adjustment policy of the upgraded school teachers and demanded of KPK government to allow them to work at their own stations.
The 20th program for training of teachers from institutions from 24countries is completed
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Change of examination centers given to A AND D level students in Quetta
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Every household has access to education
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Reconstruction of quality education
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Solar lamps distributed amongst the intelligent students of islamia high school; Gujar khan
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Promotion of education is important for the betterment of nations
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The government is working for the betterment of education system
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