Teachers no longer interested in teaching
A discourse on the state of education in Pakistan was hosted by FC College on Thursday in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which announced the launch of its quarterly publication Development Advocate Pakistan. The discourse titled, “Making Education work: The Governance Conundrum” featured Alif Ailaan Campaign Director Mosharraf Zaidi, LUMS Associate Professor Dr Faisal Bari and Lahore School of Economics Professor Dr Fareeha Zafar. The discussion brought up discrepancies between government and private schools as well as pointed out causes of decline of education.
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Utilization of education budget a test for provinces
Though compared to the past, the provincial governments have allocated maximum funds for higher education, it is not sure if they have the capacity to spend the funds. The Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) believes that it will be a test case for the provinces to spend the funds and ensure completion of the educational projects on time.
Education dept needs Capacity Building
Speakers at a Seminar on the current status of education in Balochistan said that the post 18th amendment devolution made education a provincial subject, forcing provinces to take charge and be responsible to improve the state of education for their populace.
Back in 2013, Nawaz Sharif made a special announcement. He said that under the Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme, students in 59 districts of the country would get the total amount spent on their university education back. The scheme had a few requirements as it was limited to PhD, MPhil and MS programmes. For the 6,000 students enrolled at different universities in Sindh this was good news. They were glad that the investment their parents had made on their expensive education would be paid back immediately.
Teachers should focus on hard work to improve the future prospects of students
Nazim Education Colleges Division, Mirpur, Professor Ansha Anjum Naqvi said in order to see the vision of education reforms by Prime Minister Azad Kashmir, Chaudhary Abdul Majeed and Higher Education Minister, Muhammad Matloob Inqilabi would need people associated with the education department to work hard.
Complete Story: Roznama Pakistan, Islamabad edition, Page No. 4, 27 June 2014
FBISE to announce SSC result today
According to the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, the mark-sheets of the institutions would be made available at the One Window Cell of FBISE on June 30 (Monday).
Technical education of all secondary enrolment to be increased to 50%
The government under its Vision on Education is emphasizing on vocational and technical education as its numbers will be increased to 50 percent of all secondary enrolment by 2025.
Court orders regularization of 70 women lecturers
The Lahore High Court’s Rawalpindi bench on Thursday directed the higher education department Punjab to regularise the services of 70 women lecturers working in the garrison city for about 15 years. Justice Shahid Jamil Khan issued the direction on a contempt petition filed by the lecturers against the education department for not complying with the high court order passed in 2012 for the regularisation of their services.
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Fault lines in our educational system by Syed Muhammad Ali
The passage of the Eighteenth Amendment in April 2010 committing Pakistan to provide free and compulsory education to all children below the age of 16 was a time of hope for educationalists. It offered the prospects of seriously tackling the lingering problem of unacceptably high illiteracy due to the fact that millions of children still remain out of school. It has now been four years since the Amendment passed, but there is not much progress on the ground. The release of the latest International Crisis Group (ICG) Report for Pakistan entitled Education Reform in Pakistan draws attention to the prevailing challenges afflicting our impoverished education sector.
Education and social change by Ibtasam Thakur
The role of education as social agent is universally recognised. Social change always takes place when humans need change in society. Social change comes into action when existing social setup fails to understand and meet the needs of the people humans. But education brings changes in the personality of a human being. In the second half of 20th century the role of education was overstressed to fulfill the needs of the nation. It is still used to serve as an agent of nation building. Social changes take place as a result of multiple changes that take place in the social and non-social environment and education can bring social changes in the outlook and attitude of the people.