MAR 11 2014

PAKISTAN'S SPENDING ON EDUCATION MISERABLE, SAYS AHSAN IQBAL

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said that Pakistan is ranked at the bottom of the ladder in education spending though it falls among the middle income countries of the world. He was speaking at the launch of national report and discussion on ‘Public Financing of Education in Pakistan (2010-11 to 2013-14)’ organised by the Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS) in collaboration with ‘Alif Ailaan’ and Department for International Development, UK.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-237566-Pakistans-spending-on-education-miserable-says-Ahsan-Iqbal

 

SPECIAL CHILDREN TO HAVE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that special children are as talented and gifted as the normal children and provision of proper education and training facilities can help make them useful citizens of the society. He said that a centre of excellence for rehabilitation of special children is being set up in the provincial metropolis where a 100-bed hospital and a research centre would also be established. He said that an effective system of treatment and look after is essential for downsyndrome special children. Provincial Minister for Special Education Asif Saeed Manais, Member Provincial Assembly Ch Lal Hussain, Secretary Special Education Ambreen Raza, Chairman Al-Jalal Welfare Trust Jalal Akbar Dar, teachers of downsyndrome children, parents and a large number of children were present on the occasion.

Complete Story: http://www.nation.com.pk/lahore/11-Mar-2014/special-children-to-have-centre-of-excellence

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EDUCATION PUNJAB GOVT'S TOP PRIORITY

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Food Bilal Yasin has said that education is the top priority of Punjab government. He was addressing the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected office-bearers of the Government College University, Lahore Education Society here on Monday.

Complete Story: http://www.nation.com.pk/lahore/11-Mar-2014/education-punjab-govt-s-top-priority

 

ILLITERACY IMPEDING DEVELOPMENT

Sialkot—Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif called for collective and concerted efforts for promoting education,saying illiteracy was impeding the process of development in the country. Talking to reporters here he said that Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) government has focused its special attention on the promotion of education at grassroots level to bring positive changes in every sphere of life. There is a dire need of changing mindsets of parents to ensure equal education and growth for girls also across the board,he stressed. Khawaja Asif said that women’s education helps in build up economy and overcoming social problems. 

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FORMULATION OF UNIFORM CURRICULUM FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION URGED

Islamabad—Muslim countries, especially Pakistan should focus on formulating uniform curriculum of religious, private and government sector educational institutions, President International Islamic University Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh said Monday. He said that there was a dire need to arrange conferences and meetings on such topics while he also hoped the conference would provide a platform to analyze educational systems of other Islamic countries which would help to set guidelines for devising an exemplary educational system integrated with teachings of Islam.

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EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TO MONITOR MATRIC EXAMS Via CCTVs

PESHAWAR: The provincial Elementary and Secondary Education department is taking strict measures to minimise cheating in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams scheduled to begin on March 12 (tomorrow). According to an official of the education department, closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras have been installed at all centres where the SSC/matriculation examinations will be conducted. Education boards have also been asked to monitor all examination centres via a live video link, he said.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/681260/thou-shall-not-pass-by-cheating-education-department-to-monitor-matric-exams-via-cctvs/

 

SCHOOLS WITHOUT BASIC FACILITIES

KOHAT: Two primary schools in Ustarzai area have been without basic facilities, including electricity, water and furniture, since their establishment 25 years ago due to which dropout rate among students is increasing.

These schools are also facing shortage of staff and despite having enough space, no additional room has been added to the buildings.

Local people accused the former provincial minister Syed Qalbe Hassan of not even visiting the schools during his ten years in the government.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1092425/schools-without-basic-facilities

 

STUDENTS PROTESTED AGAINST AUTHORITIES FOR TAKING BACK PAPERS BEFORE THE END OF GIVEN TIME

Murree: At government high school murree, the exam had started half an hour late but authorities did not give due time to students in the end. Most of the students could not answer all the question given to be attempted. Parents and students demanded to compensate this mistake.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-03-11/page-4

 

PRIORITIES: MAKE NO COMPROMISE ON QUALITY OF EDUCATION

FAISALABAD: 

“Quality education is a prerequisite for social progress and economic prosperity,” said Syed Baber Ali, pro-chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on Monday. Speaking to a gathering of businessmen at Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI), he said the LUMS had produced 8,000 graduates, of which 1,000 were working in key posts in North America. He said another 1,000 graduates were employed in multi-national companies in Middle East and New Zealand. He said 6,000 graduates were working in Pakistan, of which at least 10-15 per cent were running their own businesses.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/681265/priorities-make-no-compromise-on-quality-of-education/

 

QUALITY EDUCATION PLAYS A VITAL ROLE IN CHARACTER BUILDING OF THE NATION

KAMRA: Educationist Shareef Zahid said that good technical and scientific education palys a crucial role in character building of a nation. Private and public educational institutions are making good efforts in acquiring those levels. He said this on occasion of Annual Parents Day ceremony at Educators School in Kamra Cantonment.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-03-11/page-6

 

EXAM STARTS LATE AT GIRLS HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL MALHAWANI

Rawalpindi: Students' academic year could be wasted due to violation of rules and regulations during the board exams. Parents told the journalists that their daughters are appearing in board exams from government girls higher secondary school malhawani centre, but the examiners begin the exam late and forcefully take answer books 15 minutes before the allotted time ends. And the question paper is not brought from the bank by concerned examiners. This attitude encourages people who pass board exams through unfair means.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-03-11/page-4

 

PUNJAB GOVERNMENT WILL SOLVE PROBLEMS FACED BY TEACHERS: SECRETARY EDUCATION

Rawalpindi: A delegation of Punjab Teachers Union visited officials at the education ministry. President of Punjab Teachers Union Hafiz Ghulam Mohiyuddin and Vice President Muhammad Najeeb Pasha led a delegation of 32 district presidents to visit the education secretary in Punjab.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-03-11/page-4

 

100,000 YOUTHS TO GET EMPLOYMENT AFTER JOB FAIR, SAYS MINISTER

Lahore: Addressing participants in a Pakistan manpower promotion conference on the concluding day of a ‘job fair’ under the Punjab Youth Festival (PYF) at Expo Centre on Sunday, Rana Mashood said, “This meagre number of expatriates is not commensurate with the actual potential of our younger generation. All government agencies including the National Manpower Bureau should make concerted efforts to enhance the employability of the Pakistani youth to achieve prosperity for our nation.”According to a handout, the minister emphasised technical training to a larger number of youths and improve their linkage with employer networks in the global market. He hoped that more than 100,000 youths would get white collar jobs after the job fair.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-237365-100,000-youths-to-get-employment-after-job-fair,-says-minister