Education must aim at producing good human beings
Pro-Chancellor Lahore University of Management Sciences Syed Babar Ali has said that the ultimate goal of education must be aimed to produce good human beings instead of producing good academics. He said if we want development in Pakistan, then we must allocate maximum resources to education.
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Minister for more support to private education institutes
LAHORE - Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has said that Punjab government will continue cooperation with private educational institutions for providing facilities of quality education to the students. The minister said that besides setting up modern laboratories and providing equipments for giving practical training to the male and female students in science subjects in all government schools of the province, awareness will also be created among new generation about natural facts and human attitudes through models relating to social sciences.
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Economic uplift is not possible without tech education
Economic and industrial development in Pakistan is not possible without providing technical education and training in different trades required by the industry in Pakistan and abroad, said President of Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) Khawaja Usman while delivering his speech at vocational training institute Multan on Friday.
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11 pc kids drop out of schools in Lahore
LAHORE Almost 11 per cent children in Lahore from the age of 6 to 16 years are drop outs despite Punjab government’s massive enrollment drives to bringing them back to schools. There are 11 per cent of public primary schools that lack toilet facilities while 11 per cent are without drinking water. As high as 22 per cent public primary schools are without playgrounds but all primary schools have complete boundary walls.
Work on education city in Nowshera soon
NOWSHERA: Parliamentary secretary for planning and development Mian Khaliqur Rehman on Friday said work on the proposed education city in Nowshera would begin soon.“Chief Minister Pervez Khattak is taking keen interest in the revamping of education system across the province. As part of the revamping plan, we’ll establish education city in Nowshera to remove decades old backwardness in the district. Work on the project will get underway soon,” he said.
Education budget to go up by 30 pc
LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly concluded on Friday budget debate for the next financial year as the chair prorogued the session sine die. At least 46 lawmakers took part in the debate identifying the areas to be focused on during the upcoming budget. “It has been decided to allocate Rs41 billion to the sector as a sum of Rs7.70 billion has already been released for the provision of missing facilities in schools of 11 southern Punjab districts.”
Sindh to go hard against cheating in exams
KARACHI - Taking notice of rising cheating incidents during exams the Sindh Government has planned to take concrete measures against cheating ahead of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Part-I & II (Class IX and X) scheduled on April 2, 2014 in the province.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has called a meeting at the Chief Minister House on March 22, 2014 (Saturday) to craft a unanimous policy for SSC examinations to be held from the next month. Chairmen of all examination boards and higher officials of Sindh Education Department, including Sindh Secretary Education Fazalullah Pecho, will be attending the meeting.
Sindh's primary curriculum to be changed, key personalities to be included
KARACHI: Sindh provincial government has made revolutionary changes in the curriculum. Malala Yousafzai, Maria Toor, Abdul Sattar Edhi, Arfa Kareem, Benazir Bhutto, included in the curriculum. Zia-ul-Haq and Musharraf's names to be deleted.
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Girls primary school Binahil upgraded to elementary level
KALAR SAEEDAN: Chairman Planning and Development standing committee Punjab and member provincial assembly Raja Muhammad Ali proposed to upgrade the school.
English as mother tongue
Medium of instruction plays a vital role in the educational progression of the learners. Extensive research by educational psychologists like Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky emphasizes the close link between mother tongue and emotional and cognitive development in children. When learning is disseminated in the mother tongue/first language, it’s easier for the learners to grasp the concepts and build their own intellectual skills. UNESCO also recognises that children perform better if early education is in their first/native language.
Right to education
According to UNICEF Report, illiteracy in 2012-2013 was 79 percent in Pakistan.
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