APR 01 2014

No more admissions in model colleges’ evening shifts

The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) on Monday announced that the model colleges would not offer admissions in evening shifts from this academic session. CADD spokesman Rafique Tahir said no new admissions would take place in the evening shifts and automatically the exiting ones would be ended in phases. The decision has been taken in line with the government’ efforts to implement a unified system of education in the country, the spokesman said.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/03/31/city/islamabad/no-more-admissions-in-model-colleges-evening-shifts-cadd/



Education is essential for progress of country

Renowned educationalist Qazi Massud has said education is essential for the development and progress of the country. He urged students of the country to seek education not only to get degree but toserve the country.

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Massive allocation of Rs 3.67b for FATA education on the cards

In line with the government vision to introduce revolutionary reforms to educate the tribal youth, the massive allocation of Rs.3.67 billion in the development outlay of FATA 2013-14 for the uplift of education sector, is destined not only to offset the impact of damages caused to educational institutions during war against terrorism but give further boost to this sector. Reveals study of the official documents. Keeping this in mind the development planners in Fata Secretariat have kept the education sector on top of the list viz a viz allocations made for in 2013-14 Fata uplift program. Education sector would get 24.64 percent of the total outlay of Rs.18.5 billion. The allocations are being spent on 184 ongoing projects in education sector in Fata and 33 new schemes proposed in the current ADP.

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Waseela-e-Taleem to go into 26 districts across the country

Waseela-e-Taleem (access to education) programme under Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) launched by Mr. Gordon Brown on November 9, 2012, has been successfully tested in 5 districts and the present government has fine-tuned the design and implementation arrangements and expanding it to 26 additional districts in all provinces of Pakistan, said Chairman BISP Enver Baig. Chairman BISP was addressing the one day international conference on “Unfinished Agenda of Education in Pakistan: The Way Forward” organized by Ministry of Professional and Technical Training. The Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Mr. Gordon Brown, Former British Prime Minister and Special Envoy of Secretary General UN on Education along with Mian Muhammad Baleegh ur Rehman, Minister of State for education and interior attended the seminar.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/03/30/city/islamabad/waseela-e-taleem-to-go-into-26-districts-across-the-country-enver-baig/



Fata sees modest increase in literacy

The government has claimed a modest increase in the boys and girls’ literacy rate in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).“Literacy rate for girls stands at a modest 10.5 per cent compared to 36.66 per cent for boys despite considerable expenditure incurred by the Fata Secretariat to improve education statistics in the area,” said a handout while quoting an official document. Earlier, the girls and boys’ literacy rate was three per cent and 29.51 per cent respectively.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1097035/fata-sees-modest-increase-in-literacy


DFID-funded study launched


DFID funded, Ilm Ideas Programme launched a study on Access to Finance (A2F) for Low Cost Private Schools (LCPS) in partnership with Pakistan Microfinance Network.  Participants included donors, public and private sectors organizations from the education and finance sectors, school administrators and education service providers. Market leaders and panelists included representatives of Punjab Education Foundation, Education Foundation for Sindh, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, State Bank Pakistan, Khushali Bank, Kashf Foundation and First Microfinance Bank.   Panelists presented their views on exploring the full potential of the low cost private school sector with a view to enhancing access to credit and investment in quality solutions to improve operations, governance and overall quality of services the LCPS sector provides.

Compete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/business/01-Apr-2014/dfid-funded-study-launched


Power generation will be doubled in five years: Baligh-ur-Rehman

State Minister for Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education and Interior, Mian Baligh-ur- Rehman has said that Pakistani youth are the best in the world and a vital component of our society. Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said that distribution of business loans on merit is a great achievement of the present government and all loans are being given on purely merit basis without any political interference.

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/pakistan/general-news/165202-power-generation-will-be-doubled-in-five-years-baligh-ur-rehman.html

Malala lauds education budget boost

Malala Yousafzai has hailed the government’s announcement to allocate four percent of GDP for education during the next four years, Radio Pakistan reported on Monday. In an interview, she thanked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for this promised increase and said that education is the only guarantee of Pakistan s bright future. Malala Yousafzai said society and students will also have to play their role as government alone cannot achieve this goal.

Complete Story: http://thefrontierpost.com/article/85980/Malala-lauds-education-budget-boost/

Taking account of all the students... By Fatima

It is sad to know that the GAT general test, which was supposed to be valid for general students who have no other option than to continue their education in Pakistan instead of going abroad, was not one that showed them much success. Few eligible students who could not pass this test have filed a case in court. It is rumoured that the Lahore High Court (LHC) has taken a decision on this case. The GAT general is basically a general knowledge test, which the majority of students clear before pursuing the MPhil degree. The system is so inane that it heard the plea of only a few low IQ students.

Complete Story: http://paktribune.com/news/Taking-account-of-all-the-students-By-Fatima-267955.html

Govt,focused to improve quality of education: Ahsan

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said steps are being taken to improve quality of education. He said quality education would help secure future to our coming generation,adding that standard education played a vital role in progress and development of the country, Radio Pakistan reported on Monday. He also announced an establishment of international standard engineering university in Narowal.

Complete Story: http://www.app.com.pk/en_/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=274361&Itemid=2


No nation can progress without education

Barrister Abdul Qayum Chaudhry said that no nation has ever gone to the path of progress without education. Islam teaches us to give education to each and every child. Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) himself as a teacher gave education.

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 Education can change the behavior of human being

Humans may live anywhere in this world but they need education to help them out. All the experts in the world believe that education plays a great role to shape up the behavior of the human beings.

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Student’s future is towards darkness due to change in education policies

 Government of Punjab’s policies related to education has failed. Changing policies at short intervals have destroyed the system of education in the province and has laid student’s future at the verge of darkness.

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There will be revolution when the education budget will increase: Malik Ibrar

By addressing in a school event Malik Ibrar said that without modern day education we cannot progress further. He said that Muslim League (N) is trying its most to reach the desired enrollment rate in Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-04-01/page-2

Without education the dream to progress cannot be fulfilled

Zamrad Khan said without education the dream to progress cannot be fulfilled, all the developed nations have not progressed until and unless revolutionary steps had not been taken in the field of education.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-04-01/page-5

Without education the dream to progress cannot be fulfilled: Rasib Hussain

In a gathering in Akash Public School Rasib Hussain urged parents and teachers to give their full energies in educating the children’s. Private schools are playing important role in promoting education.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-04-01/page-5


Expensive Education

Pakistan’s population is increasing day by day continuously which has resulted immense increase in educative institutes. Institutions lake the discipline which is the biggest issue regarding education in Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-04-01/page-15