Govt. urged to enroll more out-of-school children
Participants at a training workshop asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to delegate power to local bodies in order to prevent children labor and ensure full-fledged enrolment of out of school children.
Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-28/lahore/11259/82208
‘5.1m children don’t go to school’
As per the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS), at least 22.5 per cent of children in the primary school aged five to nine are out of school which means that 5.1 million out of 22.6 million children do not go to schools.
Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-28/lahore/11259/82210
Confession of militant renews pain of APS attack victims’ parents
The confession of IhsanUllah Ihsan, a former commander of TTP renews pain of parents who lost their children in the most gruesome terror massacres.
Balochistan Government launches education programme
Balochistan Basic Education Programme (BBEP) was launched in a ceremony held at a local hotel of Quetta, on Wednesday.
China donates school for local people in Gwadar
Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong was impressed by a 65-year old local man named Shair Mohammad in Gwadar who had contributed his 752-square-kilometer land to promote education in the area.
Annual State of Children Report 2016 launched
Annual State of the Children Report 2016 launched on Thursday stated that Over 22 million out-of-school children in country; number reduced marginally
We will work on to provide free uniforms to students till class 10th: CADD Minister
Minister for CADD, Dr Tariq Fazal Chadhry distributed laptops amongst students in the federal capital.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-04-28/page-10
Telenor celebrates ‘Girls in ICT’ Day
To encourage Pakistani girls to prepare themselves for opportunities offered by the booming ICT sector, Telenor Pakistan celebrated the ‘International Girls in ICT Day’ where it held an awareness session for female students of class 8 to 10 at GSIS School and College, Islamabad.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-28/page-9/detail-0
Grading system for new International GCSEs system announced
The United Kingdom (UK) Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation in England – Ofqual, announced a number of reforms to GCSE and GCE A level qualifications for students worldwide including the introduction of a new 9-1 grading scale for GCSEs.
Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201704/28/page03.php
CADD minister distributes laptops to high-achievers
Laptops were distributed to high-achieving students of Islamabad's government schools and colleges, including both girls and boys.
Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/306230-todays-print-city-news
Christians complain of enrolment hurdles
A protest was held in front of IMCG F-7/4 by parents, students and member of Awami Workers Party alleging their children were denied admission due to their faith.
Rabbani calls for end to redundant education system
Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani has called for end to redundant education system and create an environment in which the young minds at schools and colleges could question the taboos of our society. “They are made to believe and accept that whatever is being imposed upon them from the proprietors of elite nexus who keep attributing their misfortunes as will of God.
Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201704/28/page09.php
Intermediate examiantions to start from 6th May
Quality education not the right of cream of the crop alone
CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday said that opponents of public welfare projects were opposing the country's development and prosperity, as the rich did not want the fate of the poor to be changed for better.
Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-28/lahore/11274/82154
Shahbaz hailed for his educational programmes
Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) scholars on Thursday paid rich tribute to educational programmes of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in a function held at the beginning of the forth phase of laptop distribution at Aiwan-e-Iqbal
Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-28/lahore/11274/82156
Education minister-led delegation leaves for China
During its visit to China, the delegation will hold meetings with Chinese officials regarding enhancing educational collaboration.
Plan to ban sale of junk food in schools
The Punjab Food authority plans to prohibit the selling of junk food and other unhygienic food at the school canteens and cafeterias.
Special classrooms for playgroup kids
The Punjab government has confirmed a grant of Rs. 10 million for the construction of special classrooms for playgroup age kids in the public schools of the district.
Babus unhappy with work on Danish Schools
Contractors working on Danish School in Tibba Sultanpur have been directed to complete construction work otherwise stern action will be taken against them.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-28/page-22/detail-8
Prevailing education system causes class, gender divisions in society, moot told
Multiple systems of education prevailing in the country, where the government instead of bringing improvement in quality of education seems clueless about how to fix it.
Heritage building demolition case sent to anti-corruption court
A judicial magistrate sent a case regarding demolition of heritage school building in Soldier bazaar to an anti-corruption court for trial after the counter terrorism trial filed an interim charge sheet.
Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/305797-todays-print
Intermediate examinations to kick off from today, education board still without Nazim and Secretary Education
Countrywide intermediate examinations will start from today. Two and a half years down the road, Sindh is still without Nazim and Secretary Education.
Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/305737-todays-print
Intermediate exams, cell formulated under Secretary College Education: According to the DG College, the cell has been set up in the regional directorate colleges. Cases regarding cheating and impersonation can be registered with this cell.
Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/305741-todays-print
Rush of candidates to get admit cards for intermediate exams: Candidates lined up in huge numbers outside the Interboard Karachi. The lines continued on till late hours
Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/305742-todays-print
BSEK Chairman for joint efforts to eliminate cheating
Chairman, Board of Secondary Education Karachi, Professor Dr. Saeeduddin regretted over the reports that a certain section of teachers is also involved in facilitating cheating in examinations, and stressed on consolidated and collective efforts of the government and society including Ulema against this un-ethical and illegal practice, and a serious threat to the new generation and the nation as a whole.
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End the dual system of education: