Heaps of cattle dung and cemented containers of fodder and forage greeted the 400 students and their teachers on Tuesday as they entered what used to be a school in Green Town. After the long summer break, the students of Asif Government Boys Primary as well as Lower Secondary schools were shocked to find their institute had been reduced to rubble, save the boundary walls. The premises, where a total of four public schools were operating, was nationalised during the early 1970s and carried the same status to date, said the Karachi director of school education, Abdul Wahab Abbasi, adding that the education department had, in the year 1981, shifted two more institutions, Akhtar Government Girls Primary as well as Secondary Schools, within the premises.
What started 25 years ago in the mind of a Princeton undergrad within the university’s vast halls has now transformed into a global revolution and when Teach for All CEO Wendy Kopp arrived in Pakistan to see how her brainchild was helping the country, she was not disappointed. The hall at Teach for Pakistan’s annual reception, at Avari Towers on Tuesday, was primarily filled with suited middle-aged men – most prominent among them being education secretary Fazlullah Pechuho. Many of them were gathered to hear the words of the woman that started it all.
PTCL launches online education programme, Ahsan Iqbal lauds its effort
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) launched an online education programme ‘Illuminating Learning Movement (ILM)’ aimed at providing customised and interactive e-learning solutions to underprivileged students. Ahsan Iqbal Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform lauded PTCL for its efforts in contemplating social responsibility. He said this programme would contribute immensely towards promoting e-learning in Pakistan. Information and Communication Technology innovations offer great opportunities for the talented youth to transform Pakistan into an information and digital super power and create a society with equal opportunities for everyone. Iqbal was of the view Vision 2025, set to launch on August 11 would provide a road map for Pakistan to strive forward and meet the challenges of future with immense strength.
Teachers in trouble
Rawalpindi Education Department has declared to take action against the heads of the schools and teachers who have shown poor performance in matriculation examinations.
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Aman Foundation inspiring to improve educational opportunities
The Aman Foundation on Wednesday organised the ‘Teach for Pakistan’ annual reception at the Islamabad Club to inspire stakeholders from multiple industries to become part of a movement to improve educational opportunities and life prospects for students and help develop leaders of tomorrow. Founded in 2010 with the support of the Aman Foundation, the ‘Teach for Pakistan’ is a nationwide movement of outstanding graduates, who commit two years to teach in under-resourced schools and thus, becoming lifelong leaders to work to improve educational equality.
Malaika, 18, was born to a journalist from Mohallah Nogazi in Mansehra, Kifayat Shah. “As a child she was very active and energetic like her four other siblings,” said her mother, schoolteacher Zehra Bibi, while speaking to the media. “Malaika was always extraordinarily talented and stood first in her class from prep school up till her intermediate. She also clinched third position in BISE Abbottabad’s exams this year with over 900 marks.” It was about four years ago, when Malaika was doing household chores with her mother after school, when a minor cut on her finger caused excessive bleeding and she fell unconscious.
Collection of Money from Students
In Gilgit Baltistan, Azad Jammu Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Money is being collecting from each Student on the name of Guides Fund. The Secret Reveal in Senates Daily Committee. The amount of money per Student is 12 Rupees Monthly.
Student research paper conference begins at IST
The Institute of Space Technology (IST) organized the First Student Research Paper Conference (SRPC) on August 6 and 7. This is one the first student conferences organized by IST under the AIAA’s forum and would be an annual event in future. SRPC acts as a platform which provides easy access to the undergraduate engineering students to the ever increasing body of knowledge in their respective fields. Through their interaction in the conference, the students develop long-lasting technical links among themselves as well as with the experts in the related fields.
AIOU students to be enrolled as PRCS’s volunteers
The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has decided in principle to enroll around 1.4 million students of the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) as its volunteers, enabling them to work in a state of natural disaster or human tragedy.The decision was made at a meeting held on Wednesday between PRCS Chairman Saeed Elahi and AIOU Vice Chancellor Ali Asghar Chishti. The PRCS would register the complete strength of the AIOU as provided by the management of the AIOU as PRCS volunteers and would issue them the volunteer identity cards. It would also provide inspiration training sessions to the students and staff of the AIOU, said a news release issued.
The conference was organised by the Institute of Economics, Social and Development Studies (IESDS) of the University of Swat in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad at Bara Gali summer campus of University of Peshawar. Researchers and faculty members of various universities attended the conference, which was aimed at promoting different disciplines of social sciences and suggesting recommendations for solution of the problems being faced by the students of social sciences.