Govt School Blown up in Mardan
A government-run girls school was destroyed when a bomb planted by unidentified militants inside one of the school’s classrooms went off in Katlang area of Mardan district on Thursday. The police official said a bomb weighing five kilogrammes went off at around 4am and destroyed two classrooms along with the building’s veranda. He added the school was completely destroyed.
Teacher beats black and blue grade 2 student
PESHAWAR: Despite a ban on corporal punishment, the headmaster of a public sector school at Jahangirpura in the provincial metropolis allegedly beat up black and blue a grade two student that left scars on his legs and made him unconscious.
Plea Against Schools Closure
It is strange that recently Sindh Assembly has passed the free and compulsory education bill showing its commitment to provide free education to all the children but at the same time 1,300 schools in 23 districts of Sindh, including 70 in Karachi set up by the SEF has been closed due to the lack of funds. If the already functioning schools are faced with closure, what can be expected to come of the recently passed bill? Is it just a pre-election gimmick?
Girls School Reopened After Seven Years
Kohat: The government reopened a girls school after seven years in Darra Adamkhel on Thursday. Assistant Political Agent Frontier Region Kohat Muhammad Tayyab inaugurated the reconstructed building of the Government Girls Primary School in Bostikhel Village. The school was destroyed during militancy in the area in 2006.
Protesting Staff Lock Schools
Students and teachers of over 30 schools and colleges in the federal capital on Thursday found their institutions locked by non-teaching employees demanding a pay raise and other facilities. As a result some students could not appear in their ongoing exams. The protesting employees also blocked Kashmir Highway for two hours.
News in Urdu
PLAN International Working on Girls Education in Pakistan
The Solar Energy Scheme will relieve the students from the miseries of load shedding
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10 year old Humaira Bachal has opened a school with straw mats in her courtyard
Humaira, born in 1987 in the house of Muhammad Bachal & Zained Bibi, opened her eyes in the lap of poverty. To feed her children, Humaira’s mother would gather wood and do stitching at home. Her husband would work as well but they could not avoid the curse of poverty. Despite this, it sank into her mother’s heart & mind to educate her children. Zainab had a daughter Tahira who was younger than Humaira. Zainab took up her husband and family to get her daughters admitted in school. After 2 years of studying in a school in Thatha, the Bachal family shifted (Nawahi Basti)to a place in the outskirts of Karachi called “Moaach Garh”. Where 40% was slum area and admitted her daughters in the Islamic Public School. Every morning going to school was not less than a punishment for Humaira and her sister as no child from their dwellings was going to school. She was in class 4th when it came into her innocent mind that those households, where food is not cooked 2 times a day, how can they send their children to schools. She was 10 years old when she decided that if the children of the locality cannot go to school, then she will teach them….
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