Only 3 Fata girl students got scholarships, NA told
Only three female students from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) were able to get scholarships during 2013-14 that shows a bleak future for tribal women intending to get higher education. In a written reply Minister of Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education, on Thursday informed the National Assembly that out of the total 1780 scholarships, as many as 1171 male and 609 female students across the country were given the financial aid for higher education. While 25 female students from Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) got the scholarships, only three girl students from seven tribal agencies collectively known as FATA were awarded the aid for higher qualification.
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‘Education sector facing serious challenges’
Former federal minister for education Zubaida Jalal has said that the education sector in Pakistan is facing serious challenges to accommodate parents’ perspective on education, which might include easy access to quality education, de-politicisation of the education system and provision of basic facilities for education in far-flung areas of Pakistan. Ms Jalal was speaking at a discussion forum marking the start of the Global Action Week by the Girls Education Alliance Pakistan here. Zubaida Jalal said that a huge sum of monetary support was being provided to Pakistan by different donor organisations and countries but unfortunately no efforts were being made to consolidate the information and develop a holistic picture for an effective analysis and quality input.
All madrassas to be brought into mainstream
The Minister of State for Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education, Baleeghur Rehman has said that government is doing homework for introducing reforms in madrassas of the country. Talking to VOA, Minister said that everyone has accepted the fact that worldly knowledge is also important along with religious education. He said that the madrassah organizations have responded positively to the proposals of reform.
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Government pledges to end teachers’ troubles
Hundreds of teachers under the banner of Punjab Teacher Union staged a sit-in on The Mall against the government for not resolving their issues on Thursday. The teachers’ leaders had been pledged to continue the sit-in till the government resolves their issues. PTU President Syed Sajjad Kazmi, who led the demonstration, said that teachers were demanding regularisation of their services across the province, revisiting the rationalisation policy and entertaining amendments from teachers, entitlement of casual leaves without seeking permission from the department in case of urgency, end to non-teaching duties, annulment of nine senior teachers’ transfer directives under which they were deputed in districts exterior of Lahore, and ending punishing teachers for students less attendance or low passing ratio.
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School teachers stage sit-in against ‘govt’s attitude’
Hundreds of teachers staged a protest demonstration outside the Punjab Assembly on Thursday against what they called the government’s lack of seriousness in resolving issues related to teachers. They started gathering outside the assembly around noon. The protest was called by the Punjab Teachers’ Union to protest the fact that a committee constituted to resolve their grievances had failed to come up with its recommendations. The committee which was constituted in April has met only once.
Education Is The Key To Grow
Education might be the most powerful tool to get in to the row of the developed countries. Education builds up successful countries and strong nations. But first step to this is that people should get aware of the benefits of education in order to improve stability of a country. Unfortunately almost half of Pakistan population is illiterate and most of all our leaders are illiterate. How can we prosper if our leaders are doing corruption and just not utilizing money properly because they are illiterate they don’t know where to utilize the money? Our leaders are the biggest enemies of this country.
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To build sense of citizenship and Pakistani changes will be made in the course: Federal Education Secretary
Federal Secretary for education Muhammad Ahsan Raja said that important changes will be made in the course outline to create sense of citizenship and patriotism in the children’s. Education foundation proposal is ready soon we will start working on it.
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