APR 03 2014

KPK govt is committed to promote education in province: Khattak

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak has said that KPK government is committed to develop all the social sectors including education. Talking to VOA, he said that KPK government is trying to promote the education sector by increasing budget and through foreign assistance.

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/pakistan/general-news/165544.html


Students without textbooks as new academic session begins on 14th

While the new academic session in schools is set to begin from April 14, the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) is yet to arrange free of cost textbooks for the students in primary, middle and secondary schools in the capital city. Officials in the FDE said authors of the textbooks had obtained a stay order making it impossible to print the textbooks and distribute them among the students free of cost. In the meantime, the managements of around 400 schools have instructed their students, who have been promoted to next grades, to hand over the old books to their teachers so that these could be given to the newcomers.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1097414/students-without-textbooks-as-new-academic-session-begins-on-14th


Teachers’ union demands a voice in education policy

Teachers across the province are once again preparing to stage protest demonstrations against the government policies. The Punjab Teachers’ Union (PTU) has called for protests in various districts with a rally scheduled to take place in Lahore on Thursday (today). PTU General Secretary Rana Liaquat Ali said the union was left with no choice but to protest the victimisation of teachers. He told The Express Tribune that the union had been telling the government that it needed to formulate education policies according to the needs and constraints of the infrastructure.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/690600/stake-holders-teachers-union-demands-a-voice-in-education-policy/


Master plan for Education City at Malir okayed

The master plan for the establishment of Education City at District Malir was approved by the Education City Board in its first meeting on Wednesday. The meeting was chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah at Chief Minister’s House. The board recommended the name of eminent economist and former governor State Bank of Pakistan Dr Ishrat Hussain as its member.

Complete Story: http://www.nation.com.pk/karachi/03-Apr-2014/master-plan-for-education-city-at-malir-okayed


Lack of Education

Education is the most basic stage of human being in which they groom their future; but in Pakistan, 50% children are affected by the poverty conditions. Human Development report has placed Pakistan at 136th position; Pakistan is ranked as 113th out of registered UN members.

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Private Schools have enhanced literacy rate

More than 50,000 students in the country are benefiting from the government’s endowment fund scholarships, minister for Finance Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman said on Wednesday.

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Our target is to admit students to schools that are out of schools

State Minister for education Engineer Baligur Rehman said that UN General Secretary’s special representative for education Gordon Brown’s visit to Pakistan will see farfetched results and to promote education a movement we will launch a movement soon.

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Adult literacy is the utmost need of the hour – Shoukat Aziz Bhatti

In any countries progress education institutions play important role. To set Pakistan on the path of progress adult literacy is the need of the hour. Until educations quality is not uplifted we cannot achieve Socio-economic goals.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-04-03/page-4


Performing teacher’s duty is the noblest performance

 DCO Chakwal Asif Bilal lodhi said by giving education teachers are serving nation and this country. There is a precious status of teachers in every society as well as religion.

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We cannot achieve Quality Eduaction without fascilitating teachers – Dasti

National Assembly member from Muzafargarh Jamshaid Dasti addressing to a school event in Kalar Saidan said that we are willing to make this country prosperous and without facilitating teachers education quality will not be uplifted as desired.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-04-03/page-4


Fleecing citizens in the name of education is on full swing

Fleecing citizens in the name of education is on full swing in Gujar Khan, heavy fees and expensive course has made this a profitable profession.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-04-03/page-4


To provide better education is the first priority of government – Sardar Yaqub

President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Yaqub said that to give better education is the first priority of government. Azad Kashmir’s first woman university’s senate has been made.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-04-03/page-5


No country can prosper without education – Haji Zafar Iqbal

Education is the only ray of hope in the darkness that is why Islam strongly emphasis to get education. No country can prosper without education

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Handle seminaries’ education with care

ONCE again the issue of regulating madrassas (seminaries) has come to limelight with National Assembly adopting a resolution urging the Government to take steps for the purpose. The resolution, moved by a PPP MNA and supported by both the treasury and Opposition benches, seeks improvements in the curriculum and the disciplinary processes of religious seminaries. There is no doubt that the entire education sector in Pakistan needs drastic reforms in curricula as well as the mode and way of teaching to make it relevant to the present-day requirements and demands of the market.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=238366


Private education Institution’s extraordinary performance

Responsibility to promote standard and quality of education taken by government but in this scenario one cannot ignore the private sector’s performance when it comes to examination, results and prize distribution ceremonies private schools have been a step ahead than public schools.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102145818&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20140403