PHC to indict education officials in contempt case on 28th March
A Peshawar High Court bench on Saturday fixed for Mar 28 the indictment of the provincial elementary and secondary education services and Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Mardan chairman in a contempt case for not complying with the court order.
Schools remain closed in DI Khan after security threat
Almost all government schools remained closed for the second consecutive day here on Friday after the district administration's order on closure of educational institutions in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in the country.
KP govt shelves much trumpeted smart schools scheme
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has virtually shelved the much-trumpeted scheme of establishing pre-fabricated container schools for several reasons, according to officials.
300 govt schools hit by 2005 earthquake await rehabilitation
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)-led district government, through Provincial Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Settlement Authority (PaRRSA), has finalized a plan to seek funds from the prime minster for the reconstruction of 300 schools, which had been destroyed in the 2005 earthquake.
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Pakistani woman among ’10 Best Teachers in the world’
Salima Begum, a Pakistani teacher born in remote village of Gilgit-Baltistan, has made it to the top ten finalists of Global Teacher Prize 2017. The Global Teacher Prize is a one million dollar award for an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.
Progress of nations depends on education: Major Gen Asghar Nawaz
DG NLC and Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Maj Gen Asghar Nawaz said that the progress of any country relies on their education sector.
After letter from students, proposal for science camp finalised
Pakistan is gearing up to host the Asian Science Camp next year, for the first time in Pakistan.
Parents urge government against transferring administration
Parents of students studying at the Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges have censured the government for handing over the school system to a non-profit organisation.
FGEI promoting quality education in the country
Federal Government Educational Institutions (FGEIs) were playing a pivotal role in promoting quality and purposeful education in the country, Lt. Col Saadataullah, GSO-I, Rawalpindi Cantt said on Sunday.
Senator spots gaffe in 5th grade textbooks
A social studies textbook currently being taught in many private schools in Islamabad descirbes Azad Jammu and Kashmir as ‘Pakistan Occupied Kashmir’, according to Senator Sehar Kamran.
Senior teachers awaiting promotion for more than six years
Owing to the bureaucratic snags and an inordinate delay in amending rules, hundreds of senior schoolteachers could not be promoted for more than six years.
Unpaid daily-wage teachers set to boycott classes
The teachers working in various government educational institutions of Islamabad on daily wage basis have announced they will boycott classes if salary withheld for the last four months is not paid by February 27 (Monday).
Matric examination to be held on 1st March, preparations completed
On behalf of all 9 educational boards of Punjab, including Rawalpindi Education Board, the preparations for the annual Matric examinations have been completed and the examinations will start from 1st March onwards.
In the name of security, private schools have increased their fees
At the time of new admissions in private schools, academies and colleges, such institutions have increased their fees substantially in the name of providing better security.
36,000 classrooms to be built in public schools
Government of Punjab plans to spend Rs 750 million to build around 36,000 classrooms and 53,000 washrooms and hire 43,000 teachers.
Work in progress for upgrading of teachers: Raja Hanif
MPA Raja Hanif attended an educational conference organised by Punjab Teachers Union and assured teachers that steps are being taken to ensure their upgrading.
Investigation related to Madrassah board to be handed over to FIA, NAB: Senate Committee
Senator Hamid Ullah during a committee session said that the monetary and managerial issues of madrassah board should be handed over to FIA and NAB.
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Solar panels to be installed in 17,000 Punjab schools
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that solar panels will be installed in 17,000 schools throughout the province. He said this presiding over a high-level meeting here on Saturday which reviewed progress on different steps taken for the promotion of education in the province as well as different programmes including construction of additional classrooms, installation of solar panels in schools and provision of stipend to the girl students under “Khadim-e-Punjab Schools Programme”.
Teachers again warn of taking to streets
A group of schoolteachers has once again threatened to stage protests in the provincial capital, accusing the government of backing out of its promises made after their demonstrations earlier this month.
Books, not bullets, needed to curb terror: Punjab CM
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said the whole nation is united to eliminate terrorism and to achieve this objective we need books, not bullets. He expressed such views during his meeting with British Minister for International Development, Priti Patel.
Book on 34 deadly diseases made part of the curriculum
A committee has been constituted to finalise modalities for adding a book titled Sehat Taleem Se to curriculum of public schools. This year the book will be included as supplementary reading material and the next year it be made regular part of the curriculum.
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Promotion of education: Shahbaz reviews progress
A meeting was held here Saturday with Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif in the chair. The meeting reviewed progress on different steps taken for the promotion of education in the province as well as different programmes including construction of additional classrooms, installation of solar panels in schools and provision of stipend to the girl students under "Khadim-e-Punjab Schools Programme".
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Teachers need to step out in order to save educational institutes: Ramzan Inqilabi
President All Asataza Alliance Punjab (AAAP), Ramzan Inqilaabi said that just like doctors, teachers also need to play their part in order to protect schools and colleges and safeguard their own rights.
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Poor condition of railway schools not acceptable: Saad Rafique
Minister for Railways, Saad Rafique said that the poor condition of railway schools is not acceptable and the Ministry staff should work together to make things better.
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Shocking results of the survey conducted to evaluate quality of education
The Sindh Government has in the last four has years carried out annual Standardized Achievement Test (SAT) to measure learning achievement among students of class V and class VIII to know student's achievement, to inform parents, educational administration, civil society and government and then gradually shift to result based reforms.
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Sindh govt should provide free education to children: Pir Mazhar
In order to improve the literacy rate, the Sindh government should implement 18th amendment's article A 25 regarding free education for children and adolescents aged 5-19 years.
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Hundreds of school buildings in Mirpurkhas in need of repairs
At least 1,200 to 1,400 buildings of government primary girls and boys schools in the district are in shambles because of unavailability of funds for maintenance and repair over the last five years.
Ghost teachers continue to draw salaries
Despite announcement of educational emergency in Sindh, many schools of Shaheed Benazirabad district are either closed or the teachers are busy in their personal businesses, private jobs or working abroad.
Sindh govt’s education emergency plan goes unchecked
Despite announcement of educational emergency in Sindh, many schools of District Shaheed Benazirabad are either closed or teachers are doing personal business/private jobs or doing labour in other countries. On the other hand some black sheep in the Sindh Education Department have managed to fail the biometric system made necessary for attendance for government schoolteachers.
Poverty, lack of quality education, root causes of problem: SFAF
The speakers at Sindh Folk Art Festival (SFAF) have termed extreme poverty, lack of quality education and indifference to these problems as the root causes of many problems. They called for creating sources of livelihood for masses and providing free education to children in the country particularly in south Punjab in order to curb extremism.
CM pledges better institutional framework for special persons
In his speech, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah directed the special education ministry to prepare an annual calendar of extracurricular activities in collaboration with sports department for what he termed the ‘differently-abled’ children to bring them into the mainsteam.
Open day exhibition held at Khatoon-e-Pakistan College
Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government Girls School hosted an impressive Open Day exhibition this weekend featuring an Art Show, a Science Exhibition and a tribute to Urdu poetry.
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2 years since positions of Manager Examinations and Secretaries are vacant
It has been 2 years since the posts of Manager Examinations and Secretaries Sindh Education Board have been vacant and less than a month is left for the annual matriculation examinations.
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Matric examinations to be held without examination controller
It is the 2nd time that All Sindh Educational Board, including Karachi, will conduct matric examinations without an examination controller.
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