Speakers for improving standard of govt schools in Bajaur
Speakers at a conference expressed dissatisfaction with the performance of the government-run educational institutions in Bajaur Agency and called for tangible steps to ensure quality education to students. The conference ‘people’s role in promoting education in Bajaur’ was organised by All Bajaur Private Schools Association at a private school in Umary Mamond the other day.
Training of first aid will be given to students,
Provincial Government fixed 79 lakh rupees for providing free first aid training to first 400 students who have given the matric exams.
Teachers of Jalzoi Camp School bereft of their 3 months’ salary
Students of Jalzoi Camp School didn’t get their pay for last three months. According to source teachers were appointed to give education to the people of camp Jalzoi, they were promised to get salary on 2nd May but still they didn’t get it.
Lack of basic facilities in Government Political Institute, But khalia
Government Political Institutes But Khalia bereft their students from basic facilities due to which future of students seems dark.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-05-08/page-2
The Department of Education will not tolerate any political interference
District President Haji Din of School Officer Association said that any kind of political interference in education department will not be tolerate.
Monthly single leave for teachers
Member of All Primary Teachers association Khalid Khan said a proper notice should be issued regarding monthly single leave for teachers.
Fata Reforms body blasted for ‘ignoring’ Women, Youth
Students belonging to various tribal regions have blasted the Fata Reforms Committee for not consulting women and youth on the region’s proposed merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Girls protest possible closure of their College
The students of a Frontier Education Foundation-run girls college here on Friday blocked road in Naurang to protest its possible closure. The students wearing veils and holding banners and placards gathered on the road and blocked it to vehicular traffic.
Member National Assembly (MNA) Sajid Turi on Friday announced renaming the Government Primary School in Shakh as Shaheed Abbas Ali Primary School. Speaking in Shakh locality here, Sajid Turi said that Abbas Ali was killed when he stopped a suicide bomber from entering a mosque in Hayatabad in Peshawar.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/118032-Briefs
KMU appeals to HEC not to disturb its jurisdiction
The administration of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa lone public sector medical university, Khyber Medical University (KUM), has appealed to the provincial Higher Education Department and Higher Education Commission (HEC) not to disturb the territorial and technical jurisdiction of the university in the province and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).
Nowhere to go: Dropout rate surges due to lack of facilities at primary school in Batkhela
Children have started dropping out of school in Charkotlai area of Batkhela, Malakand Division. However, the ever-increasing dropout rate cannot be attributed to the fact that there is only one primary, middle and high school each in the area. On the contrary, the existing facilities at these institutes cannot accommodate the needs of students. This remains a pressing concern as there are at least 90 houses in the village with children who are keen to get an education.
PPAF Training Workshops for KP teachers
Thae Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) in collaboration with Changes In Education (CIE) organized skills training workshops for teachers of Dera Ismail Khan Government Primary Schools, Middle Schools and Higher Secondary Schools under its Livelihood Enhancement and Protection of Small Community Infrastructure Program (LACIP).
Need of audit in schools
Information secretary Nasir Baloch of Baloch Students Organization said that NAB must conduct audit of HEC and other institutes of Baluchistan and Baluchistan universities.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-08-2016/Quetta/page2.asp
Deeni Madaaris are the foundations of Islam, Abdul Majeed
Islamic Scholar Abdul Majeed has said Deeni Madrasas are the foundations of Islam; their protection is the foremost responsibility lies on the shoulders of every Muslim. Education of Quran has been given here.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-08-2016/Quetta/page12.asp
Students of Shabqadar deprived of free Books
All students in the public school of Shabqadar didn’t get free books from Government; many of the students are so poor that they can’t afford purchasing of books.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-05-08/page-3
A private institute makes the life of parents difficult
Private institutes make the life of Parents difficult by looting them with different techniques. And make it impossible for their kids to get education. According to reports board circulated notice in 2015 for taking exams of 5th and 6th class but some of the private institutes didn’t give heed to it and they make money by selling books of other publishers.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-09-2016/Quetta/page2.asp
Funds of 2.5 trillion rupees to FC College
Prime Minister Baluchistan and Eman-ullah visit FC Public School, they said nation’s progress only depends on education. Eman-ullah announce fund of 2.5 trillion rupees for FC College.
School timings of Public School
Mrs Suraaiyah Ullah din said that in order to improve the quality of education school timings must be increased, she said in public schools only four hour of education is given. Timings of public schools must be from 8am to 2pm.
Educated daughters form good Families, William Barkat
Minority female students making their communities proud by getting distinct positions in high educational institutes. William Barkat while distributing scholarship cheques to position holder said that only educated daughter can build good families.
Four Model Colleges merged with FG Schools
In order to ease the burden of admissions at some overcrowded Islamabad Model Colleges and schools, the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) merged four Federal Government (FG) Schools with them in Friday, according to Director Model Colleges Dr Tariq Masood.
FBISE Chairman and Controller Exam visit Centers
The chairman of the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education and the controller examinations visited different examination centers during the intermediate annual examination 2016. They over-viewed the facilities at the examination centers.
Restrictions must be ended on students’ federation
Leaders of PSF they expressed their vies on express forum they said that restrictions on student federations must be ended now, equal education system must prevails in country, same books and same uniforms should be introduce, privatization should be ended, new universities must establish.
Sub Campuses of Federal Model Colleges
For solving the problem of admissions, campuses of four Federal Model Colleges has been formed. Primary schools of FG setup with low enrolment will be shift to these campuses.
Women education will bring reform
Governor Punjab Rafique Rajwana during 15th convocation of Fatima Jinnah University addressed to students that state can move towards progress and development only by feeding their women with education, women can make this country progress by taking high ranks in society.
Government of Pakistan is ambitious for promotion of education
Chairman Higher Education Commission Professor Dr. Mukhtar has expressed that the government of Pakistan is ambitious for the promotion of education. He expressed his views in a meeting with a delegate from Maldives.
Annual exams of AIOU from 16th May
The annual examinations of Allama Iqbal Open University would start from 16th May. The examinations are starting simultaneously across Pakistan. The roll number slips have been sent to all the candidates by post.
3% of GDP should be allotted to Health
An international conference was held at Riphah University. The speakers at the conference stated that the government should allocate 3% of the gross domestic product to health. The efforts of Riphah University were also praised at the conference.
AIOU role in enhancing literacy rate lauded
Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Baligh ur Rehman hoped that Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will keep up its leading role in reaching the Country’s remote regions for enhancing literacy rate and providing education at higher education level.
20 Public Sector Universities have no permanent VC,s
The absence of permanent Vice Chancellors (VCs) in 20 public sector universities across the country is causing quality and governance issues in the higher education sector, whereas it is also a question mark on the vigilance and performance of the federal and provincial governments.
No Pakistani University among Top 100, as usual
Like previous years, Pakistan has once again failed to mark its presence in the 100 most reputable universities in the world-list of 2016. Despite Pakistan and India’s absence on the list, Asia increases its standing in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings.
Students in Capital still awaiting Books
Despite lapse of one month of new academic year, the Federal Directorate of Education and National Book Foundation (NBF) could not ensure 100% provision of free books to the students of the federal public schools. Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) had directed the FDE and NBF last month to ensure the provision of free books to the students by 30th of April but both the organizations were unable to accomplish the task.
Over 222,000 to participate in Wafaq-ul-Madarris exams
A total of 22,146 seminary students would participate in Wafaq-ul-Madaris Al Arabia (Darj-ai-Kutub) examinations, scheduled to commence from May 7. According to reliable sources in Wafaq-ul-Madaris, a total of 1,775 examinations Centre’s would be established at various places while 10,670 teachers would perform the duties of invigilators.
30-Member delegation Of Islamia University visits Parliament House
A 30-member delegation of Mass Communication Department of Islamia University Bahawalpur has visited Senate, National Assembly secretariats and some other institutions. The delegation head by Senior Professor Dr Wajid Khan of Mass Com department was briefed by director protocol, Senate secretariat about the workings and specially the performance of Senate during the tenure of incumbent chairman Mian Raza Rabbani.
Moot on Nudging Agriculture concludes at PMAS-AAUR
A two-day conference on agriculture productivity improvement through Nudging concluded here on Saturday. It was organized by Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture (PMAS-AAUR) in collaboration with University of California Davis, sponsored by Agriculture Innovation Programme Pakistan (AIPP) aimed at raising public awareness about agriculture productivity and higher yield.
Shifa students continue tradition of excellence
The graduates of Shifa College of Medicine have upheld the standards of excellence in their under graduate training by scoring higher than average scores in USMLE Step-I and II examinations. The credit for this goes to college faculty the effort of the students and leadership of principal Dr. Syed Shoaib Hussain Shah.
Govt responsible to provide free, quality education to poor: Rajwana
Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana on Friday said that it was the responsibility of the government to provide free and quality education to the poor and deprived segment of the society as it was their basic right. Addressing the 15th Convocation of the Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi at Convention Centre, he said that government was making all-out efforts for the promotion of education sector by focusing on higher education.
Maldives delegation visits HEC; seeks cooperation in education field
A delegation of the Republic of Maldives led by Mr. Azleen Ahmed, Deputy Minister of Education visited Higher Education Commission (HEC) Secretariat and called on Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC, Prof. Dr. Arshad Ali, Executive Director HEC and other members of the senior management.
Teachers’ protest black spot on democracy: Siraj
Vowing to take up the issue of the FATA teachers on the floor of both the houses, Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Sirajul Haq has said that protest of teachers during the period of democratic government is a black spot on the face of democracy.
FAPUASA for respect of Universities’ autonomy
The Islamabad chapter of Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Associations (FAPUASA), on Friday stressed for the respect of the autonomy of universities.
Educarians Unveiling new horizons
The Educators Harley Campus initiates an extensive ongoing e-learning Outreach programme with a Canadian School named Lake City Secondary School Williams Lake, BC, Canada. This e-pal programme ignites creativity amongst learners and helps them to discover the writer inside each of them.
‘Schools to be allowed 8pc tuition fee Hike’
Private schools will be allowed to raise the tuition fees by eight percent and a summary to this effect has been moved to the chief minister. Punjab Minister for School Education Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan said this in the Punjab Assembly on Friday.
‘Institute Of dental sciences operational next year’
Adviser to Chief Minister Punjab on Health Kh Salman Rafique has said that necessary steps are being taken to complete construction of Fatima Jinnah Institute of Dental Sciences in the next fiscal year and it would be made operational in 2017. He said that affiliation of the institution with any public sector medical college is also under consideration.
Intermediate Part-II Exam starts today
Intermediate Part-II Annual Examination, 2016, will start in nine boards of intermediate and secondary education (BISEs) of Punjab today. As many as 621,854 candidates, 285,188 boys and 336,666 girls, are appearing in the exam for which 1,996 examination Centre’s have been set up in all the BISEs of the province.
Education to new generation in national Language
President of National language movement Pakistan, Dr. Mohammad Shareef said on Mother’s National day that likes mothers their language is also important. This is the basic right of new generation to provide them education in their mother language.
Government refused to fund kiln labor
Punjab Government refused to provide educational funds to Kiln labor. And they order to use non salary budget of schools for this purpose.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-05-09/page-3
Under Slogan’Perho Punjab Perho’ 116 schools upgraded
Order has been issued to upgrade 116 schools PP under the slogan ‘Perho Punjab Perho’ in order to improve the quality of education.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-05-09/page-3
Privatization of Public Schools
All public schools will be privatized until 2018, in first stage 28 primary schools of Sargodha was privatized and in second stage 74 more schools will be privatized and handed over to Pakistan Educational Foundation.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-05-09/page-3
Inadequate use of educational funds
451 Public schools in Lahore are in miserable state due to inadequate use of educational funds and non-salary budget. They have crumbling floors, weak roofs of class rooms and most of the schools lack boundary walls.
Compulsory English, a major hurdle in increasing the literacy rate
In 1995 English was only introduced as a subject from class 6th, after this it was started from class one due to which millions of students dropped school. This reduced the literacy rate form the required one.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan4/07-May-2016/377205
Around 100 UoG employees denied honorarium for evening programmes
The top hierarchy of the University of Gujrat (UoG), including the vice-chancellor, registrar, treasurer, have allowed themselves an honorarium for running evening programmes, ignoring their at least 100 subordinates also working for the purpose, while a good number of faculty members await payment of their dues for their published research papers during the last four years.
PU publishes exam calendar
Punjab University has published its examination calendar for the first time. The controller examinations stated that the schedule of all the annual examinations for the year 2016 have been issued for the ease of the students.
Registrar GCU is also a Professor
The registrar of GC University is also the professor of Tenure Track. It is against the rules and regulations. The university administration is not taking any action against the registrar. The tenure track professor cannot hold any administrative post according to the rules given by the Higher Education Commission.
Development Projects in schools to be finished till 31st May
Punjab government has given a deadline of 31st May to the government schools to complete the development projects in progress. 80 million rupees were issued for the provision of pure drinking water and repairing of 451 government schools.
Educational Institutes playing an important role
Governor Punjab has expressed that the educational institutes are playing an important role in the promotion of education. The governor was speaking at the convocation of Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi.
Inter Part II annual exams start
The annual examinations of intermediate part II have started. Papers of four subjects were conducted on the first day. The representative of Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education stated that 152958 students are taking examinations this year.
PU issues exams date sheets
Punjab University has issued the date sheets for the annual examinations for B.Com part one and two, B.Sc. Home Economics part one part two 2016. The examination schedule is available on the university website.
Cultural festival in UCP on Mothers’ Day
A cultural festival was organized at the University of Central Punjab on the occasion of Mothers’ Day. The students participated in their regional dresses. Singing and dance performances also made highlights of the show.
7 Colleges, 12 schools to be given under PEF
Punjab government has decided to give the control of 7 colleges and 12 higher secondary schools to the Punjab Education Foundation. These institutions would be run on private public partnership due to poor results shown by them.
PTU announces protest on 12th May
Punjab Teachers Union has declared a protest on 12th May against the privatization and golden hand shake of the government schools. The protest would be led by the central leaders of PTU and the rally would be held in front of Lahore Press Club.
184,882 books sold at PU Fair
As many as 184,882 books were sold during three days of Punjab University’s book fair setting a new record of the largest sale in the book fair. Last year, around 167,000 books were sold in the book fair. PU Vice-Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran said the largest sale of books in such a hot weather reflected that if books were provided on discounted price, book reading culture could be promoted in our society.
Exam Centre for Narang students set up at Shahdara
Ignoring the plight of the students because of the hot weather and poor transport facilities, the Punjab Board of Technical Education (PBTE) has set up examination Centre of Narang Mandi, Sheikhupura district, students in Shahdara, Lahore district, for D.Com Annual Examination 2016 starting from May 19.
Teachers flay schools handover to private sector
The Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) has come hard on the provincial government for handing over what it claims ‘good performing’ schools to the private sector under the Public School Support Program (PSSP).
‘Govt committed to safety of educational institutes’
Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has said that APS incident has changed the mindset of entire nation and consolidated efforts are being made for the security of educational institutions. He said that the role of teachers is of paramount importance for the protection of schools and education of children, adding that SOPs for effective security of educational institutions cannot be ignored.
Students accuse UMT management of ‘corruption’
The University of Management and Technology (UMT) is minting money from students enrolled in media studies, as the management deliberately has failed them, forcing them to study one extra semester, Daily Times has learnt. Documents available with this scribe testify that the students attempted the final term exams and also secured good marks.
PU Book Fair sells 29,630 books on first day
As many as 29,630 books were sold on the first day of Pakistan’s largest book fair being organised by the Punjab University administration at New Campus.
Thalassemia patients spend a day at GCU
Children suffering from thalassemia on Friday spent a memorable day at the Government College University Lahore by visiting library, classes and academic departments, besides leading an on-campus awareness walk along with the vice chancellor, faculty members and students to highlight the importance of blood donation and parental diagnosis of the disease.
Various Educational, Technical Programmes launched in Jails: IG Prisons
Inspector General of Prisons, Mian Farooq Nazir said on Sunday that various programmes had been launched in jails of Punjab to provide education and technical and vocational training to prisoners to make them useful citizens of the society.
Fatima Jinnah Institute to be completed next financial year
Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab on Health Kh. Salman Rafique has said that necessary steps are being taken to complete construction of Fatima Jinnah Institute of Dental Sciences in the next fiscal year and it would be made operational in 2017. He further said that affiliation of the institution with any public sector medical college is also under consideration.
Intermediate exams from today
The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) will hold intermediate (Part-II) annual examination from May 7 (Saturday). A senior official of the BISE told APP here on Friday that roll number slips had already been dispatched to the candidates. He said a total of 152,968 candidates would appear in the examination, including 73,252 males and 79,716 females.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/07/intermediate-exams-from-today/
AIOU unveils Regional Campus in Rahim Yar Khan
State Minister for Education and Professional Training Baligh-ur-Rehman expressed the hope that Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will keep up its leading role in reaching to the country’s remote regions for enhancing literacy rate and providing higher education.
Intermediate annual examination begin
The intermediate annual examinations being held under the auspices of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Multan, begun amid tight security here on Saturday.
Student tortured over refusal to tuition
The headmaster of a government school allegedly tortured a class-8th student and fractured his two fingers for not attending tuition. According to doctors, two fingers of the boy have been fractured.
Ombudsman annuls appointment of PEF Deputy Director
The Punjab Ombudsman has declared the appointment of deputy director in Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) null and void and ordered stern action against the selection committee under PEEDA Act 2006.
Teacher held for torturing minor student
Police took a schoolteacher into custody on Saturday after he severally tortured a third-grade student in the Harbanspura area. The victim’s father, Abdul Ghafoor, filed a complaint with the police, saying that his son was tortured by Hafiz Muhammad Anjum, police said.
UVAS signs MoU on Milk Adulteration Survey
University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) on Saturday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly conduct a milk adulteration survey. According to a press release Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha and Assad Abbas signed the MoU while Higher Education Commission (HEC) Executive Director Prof Dr Arshad Ali was also present.
PU Book Fair ends
Punjab University’s annual three-day book fair concluded on New Campus here on Saturday while according to organisers over 100,000 books were sold during the first two days.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/118261-PU-book-fair-ends
Five hurt in KU student clash
At least five students were injured in a clash between two religious groups in Karachi University over what was described by officials as a ‘trivial’ issue on Friday.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1256783/five-hurt-in-ku-student-clash
Appointment issue of new VC unresolved yet
The issue of the appointment of the new vice chancellor in Karachi University still remained unresolved. The issue has halted due to the foreign visit of the chairman of the appointment committee Dr. Atta ur Rehman.
Missionary schools help promoting education
Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat ul Ibaad Khan said Missionary educational institutes have played their role in promoting education. Due to them students were able to get quality and modern education. They also pay attention on the character building of students.
Cheating practice on peak
Cheating practice is continues in the secondary and higher secondary board exams Hyderabad. 21 vigilance teams visited the examination center and filed 41 copy cases and 3 students caught who were giving paper of other students. Load shedding was also on the peak. Students find it difficult to attempt paper in such heat of summer.
Affairs of Educational department to be handed over to Deputy Commissioner
Sindh Government decided to hand over the affairs of Education Department to Deputy Commissioner in Thatta and 10 other regions of Sindh.
Education can combat terrorism and illiteracy
Vice Chancellor of Shah Abdul Lateef University Perveen Shah said that we will together diminish the terrorism, illiteracy and inequality from the country.
Guidance is important with education
Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat ul Ibaad Khan said that quality education institutes are the identity of any city and Karachi University is the identity of city of Quaid. Here students were guided at any step along with quality education so that they can become not only a good student but also a good human being.
English language compulsory for lawyers and Judges
Chief Justice Anwar Jamali said they are only few competent judges and after advertising quality people didn’t come on front due to which we rehire the retired judges. English language should be compulsory for lawyers and Judges.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/front-page/09-May-2016/378240
Free Education in Deeni Madaras
Thirty million students are getting free education in Madrasas. These Madrasas didn’t get funds from foreign countries nor any of proves found that show their involvement with any enemy state. These views are share by religious scholar Maulana Idrees.
School and College protection system
Pakistan rangers Sindh have introduced new School and College Protection System. They have launch a mobile app which will auto send the SMs in case of any emergency and concerned police station will immediately take action.
Education Department to take over British project
The education department of Sindh is considering taking over the educational project of British Department for International Development (DFID) project. The project is related to primary education and has recently been completed.
Separate Directorate to make girls schools operational
Sindh government has decided to make a separate directorate to make the girls’ schools operational. 100 schools will be made operational in the first stage. 100 lady teachers would be appointed on contract.
Rangers application ready for security of schools and colleges
Sindh Rangers has developed the application for the security of schools and colleges. The school administration would send an SMS in case of emergency and the Rangers team would response immediately.
KU is a World in itself
Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat ul Ibad has expressed that Karachi University is a separate world in itself. Every department in the university is exemplary. He also stated that good educational institutions are the identity of the city.
Pre Budget Seminar on Wednesday
The pre-budget seminar would be held on Wednesday 11th May at 11 am in the auditorium of the Karachi University. The seminar is organized by the Applied Economics Research Center of the university.
Rangers launch Mobile App to protect Karachi Schools
Sindh Rangers on Saturday launched a new mobile application aimed at protecting schools and colleges in Karachi. Addressing a press conference here in Karachi, Colonel Qaiser of Rangers said that more than 3000 schools were already registered under the new application named Rangers School College Protection.
MoU signed with Chinese Universities
The University of Turbat has signed memorandums of understanding (MoU) with four universities of China’s Hainan province. The pacts were signed during the concluding session of a three-day conference held under the Sindh-Hainan Universities Forum in Karachi.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1257235
Interviews for Need-Based Scholarships held
Interviews for the award of Higher Education Commission, Islamabad’s Need Based Scholarships were conducted by the Institutional Scholarship Award Committee (ISAC) on video link at Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Khairpur on Saturday.
Good Quality Academic Institutions are identity of City: Ebad
Governor of Sindh, Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan, has said a city is recognized its good quality academic institutions. The University of Karachi is an identity of the city of Quaid, as since its inception it is producing experts in various spheres of activities.
Ebad lauds contribution of Missionary academic Institutions
Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan has lauded the contributions of the missionary academic institutions in the province especially in the provincial metropolis. This contributed towards promotion of education and provision of modern and quality education to the students, he remarked while talking to Sister Mary Langan of the Convent of Jesus and Mary here on Friday.
Bahria University Karachi Campus organizes Career Fair 2k16
Bahria University Karachi Campus held its Career Fair on Thursday 5th May 2016 at the campus, where more than 70 well reputed organizations participated to interact with over 2000 students and alumni of Bahria University.
Illiteracy and Poverty By ‘Syeda Mehwish’
Pakistan ranks 189th in the world’s literacy ranking (2011). This educational poverty shows, we need two things the most; first sincere commitment from our leaders and second educational reforms. There are many reasons for low literacy rate in Pakistan such as poverty, population expansion, feudal lords, wadera system, male dominated society and lack of schools in rural areas.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/07/illiteracy-and-poverty/
Requirement of Course Books By ‘S Wafa’
It is surprising to know that in this modern era, thousands of children studying at government schools in the federal capital are deprived of their course books. The new session started on April 11, still 40 percent have not received their course books until now. It is the responsibility of (NBF) and Federal Education Department to give them these books but students are totally suffering from the delay in acquiring text books.
Public schools By Amjad Islam Amjad
A lady wrote an email to me and some other writers in which she requested to write something about condition of Government schools. The lady told me that public schools are in miserable conditions, they don’t have toilets and playgrounds. Clean drinking water isn’t available.
Is it Science Or Theology? By Pervez Hoodbhoy <http://www.dawn.com/authors/2286/pervez-hoodbhoy>
When Pakistani students open a physics or biology textbook, it is sometimes unclear whether they are actually learning science or, instead, theology. The reason: every science textbook, published by a government-run textbook board in Pakistan, by law must contain in its first chapter how Allah made our world, as well as how Muslims and Pakistanis have created science.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1256797/is-it-science-or-theology
Letters to the Editor
There is no age restriction for education, Nida Ishfaq
Recently we heard a news of 84 years old lady of Bangladesh got admission in school whose education was dropped when she was 7 years old due to early marriage. Education is the basic right of every person and there should be no age restriction for education.
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Quality of education must be improved, instead of Quantity of fees, Abdur Rehman
Fees structures of Private institutes are on hype these days and they are kept on increasing. Quality of education is falling day by day; due to the culture of coaching centers schools stopped giving proper education.
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