Education key to tolerant society, says Malala
Child rights and education activist Malala Yousafzai on Sunday said that development of tolerant society could be made possible only through promotion of education. Speaking through video-conferencing at the National Youth Award function arranged at the Wadoodia Hall here, Malala Yousafzai said peace would certainly be restored as the Pakhtun youth were determined to bring a positive change in their society.
Fundraiser for ‘Home Schools’ project
An enjoyable event was organised by Behbud Committee members to raise funds for the ‘Home Schools’ project run by the Behbud Association. The venue was the Behbud Cafe and the function was attended by members of Behbud and their friends/supporters. President Behbud Association, Islamabad Akhtar Riazuddin also made a rare appearance.
Kalash girls’ miseries continue
Another Kalash gala concluded amid prompt and pedantry but the remote region bordering Afghanistan still lack far behind in social uplift in many spheres such as girls education. The scenic area known for fabulous heed has absolutely no girls school or girls college leaving all the female population illiterate and in highly deplorable condition.
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Divided by the education system
Currently our education system is divided into three main categories, firstly Madrasha education system which revolves all around religious teachings. These madaris completely lack understanding of modern subjects like physics , chemistry, biology, mathematics etc. In the second category there are government owned education institutions.
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Flaws in education system
There is no denying the fact that education is the key factor in the development of any nation. It develops the people mentally, physically, socially and spiritually. the countries that have an effective system of education also happen to be the leaders of the world, both socially and economically. Any nation prepares their generations according to their ideological, cultural and religious norms but our education system does not preserve our norms.
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May 20 last date for class 9 registration
Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Rawalpindi has announced registration schedule of class 9th examination from April 1, to May 20, 2014. As per schedule May, 20 has been fixed the last date for filing registration returning and depositing challan fee in the office of the board. Registration returning and fee challan can be deposited with late fee of Rs500 from May 21 to June 3.
PEF to launch evening classes for child labourers
Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) will launch pilot project of evening classes for the child labourers, dropouts and out of school children so that they could study free of cost up to secondary school certificate level in the evening times and improve the economic prospects through education. This project will be especially beneficial for those needy children who could not go to schools in morning due to various reasons.
Economic planners urged to be more forward-looking
“Opportunities may be grabbed by some and wasted by others at a mature age but the state is bound to ensure that every child has access to basic opportunities like education, health, nutrition, clean water, sanitation,” said social worker and gynaecologist Dr Amina Zia. She said every child, irrespective of class and creed, must be provided access to these basic amenities so as to provide to enable him to have a chance of attaining their human potential.
Exposed: For girls in Sudhan Gali, a school without walls
The Government Girls High School is situated at 9,000 feet above sea level where more than 400 girls study in the shade of trees. The school was destroyed by the earthquake in 2005 and has so far not been rebuilt by the AJK government. “The government had provided tents in 2005 but nine years later they are in no condition to protect us from the rain,” said Mahnoor Rafiq a 10th grade student, while speaking to The Express Tribune.
RBISE registration schedule for class 9 examination
The registration for class 9th examination of the Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) would continue until May 20. As per the schedule May 20 is the last date for depositing fees and submitting registration forms in the office of the board.
President for updating education syllabus
President Mamnoon Hussain on Saturday underlined the need for update and revision in the education syllabus to fulfil present-day requirements. Speaking as chief guest at the convocation of Jinnah University for Women, he proposed to set up a task group of educationists for to prepare recommendations for the government.
Enrolment in govt colleges fails to improve
Despite tall claims made by the Punjab higher education department, colleges in the Rawalpindi district have failed to improve enrolment. At present, the number of students enrolled with the government-run 40 colleges stands almost the same as it was five years ago, it has been learnt. In 2009, as many as 24,080 students got admissions to the colleges whereas in 2013 the number stands at 24,274.
Employees issued show cause notices
The district elementary and secondary education department has issued show causes notices to over two dozen employees of public sector schools, including teachers, over dereliction of duty. “The notices were issued after sub-divisional education officer, Ikramullah Khan, found several primary schools closed during surprise inspection visits,” said an official on Saturday.
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Bajaur students go to schools without books
The education department has not provided free textbooks to government schools in Bajaur Agency and the students have been attending schools without books since start of the new academic session in April. Talking to Dawn on Saturday, students of various schools in the region showed concern over the loss of their precious time and non-seriousness of the education department to provide them free textbooks.
Advice against ad hoc appointments falls on deaf ears
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has ignored the provincial Public Service Commission’s advice against the regularisation of adhoc teachers and thus, adversely affecting the overall performance of educational institutions. In a fresh report, which was tabled in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly a few weeks ago, the PSC had suggested that “adhoc or contract appointments may either be not made or if made, may not be regularised as it impacts the education system negatively.”
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Ultimatum: Private schools in Panjgur closed indefinitely
All private schools and English-language centres in Panjgur district of Balochistan have been closed for an indefinite period following an ultimatum by a militant outfit opposed to co-education and Western-style learning. Threatening with dire consequences, the armed group, Tanzeem-ul-Islam-ul-Furqan (TIF), had warned all private schools imparting co-education and Western education to immediately shut down.
Education vs property: where to invest
The bricks and mortar are back – this time probably with a bigger bang. In the west of London, an average three or four-bedroom house is appreciating by £7,500 per month. Dr Mohamed Nurullah, an associate professor of finance at Kingston University, made a statement, “My house is better than me as it is giving me more returns than my monthly takeaway salary.”
Summer camps made compulsory for all govt schools
Summer camps have been made compulsory for all primary, middle, high, and higher secondary schools of Rawalpindi District. Under the directives of the provincial secretary, orders have been issued to all the government schools in all the seven tehsils - Murree, Kotli Sattian, Kallar Syedan, Kahota, Taxila, Gujjar Khan, and Rawalpindi - for setting up summer camps for the students of class 5th, 7th, 9th, and 10th from the month of June to August.
Pti govt committed to promote higher education in kp: minister
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minster for higher education mushtaq ahmad ghani, while renewing the commitment of provincial government to develop the nation, has said that it is mandatory to promote higher education and modern research for national development and PTI-led government is seriously working in this connection.
Complete story: http://www.nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-05-17/page-15
OTHER VOICES: Punjabi Press: Education emergency
THE Punjab government has enforced the Education Emergency Ordinance in the province with immediate effect. Now it is mandatory [for parents] to ensure enrolment of their children between the ages of five to 16. … Schools will have to admit 10pc poor and needy children … the head of a school will undergo six months’ imprisonment with a fine of Rs50,000 in case a child’s name is found missing in the record of the school concerned.
Upper limit for girls’ admission to KP colleges abolished
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has done away with the upper age limit for the girls’ admission to public sector universities and colleges in the province. It has also decided to provide free education and boarding facilities to the physically-challenged students enrolled in the local government educational institutions.
Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1106907
Inquiry launched into ‘illegal’ lease of college property
An issue regarding the lease of 16 shops within the Islamabad Model College for Boys (IMCB), Sector H-9, to a private party has returned to the limelight after an inquiry into the matter was launched by the Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights. However recent developments have renewed the hopes of students and teachers alike that they may once again have full use and control of their building.
Second year running: Express education expo pulls large crowd
The Express Education and Career Expo attracted hundreds of students and professionals from the twin cities on Saturday with its mix of fun-filled activities, study information booths and career sessions. The expo is being held at the Pak-China Friendship Centre and will end on Sunday (today). Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Member National Assembly from Islamabad Asad Umar inaugurated the two-day event on Saturday morning
Employability: Breaking away from academic stereotypes
The patriarchal Pakistani society approves of female doctors, alongside women teachers perhaps, and the country’s men have often been pushed, sometimes against their will, to be solution-seekers. But the old order might be gradually crumbling, with a wave of enterprising young people who are inspired by global consumerism-driven innovation and frustrated by unemployment. Pakistani college students, led by a desire to achieve business acumen, self-employment and financial success, appear to be exploring new education avenues.