Peshawar tragedy overshadows education front
THE massacre of 132 children and nine staff members at a school in Peshawar on December 16 overshadowed everything on the education front not only in Pakistan but also across the world. The gruesome event led to early winter holidays in most parts of the country, particularly in Punjab in a bid to ensure maximum security measures at schools, colleges and universities in the meanwhile. Unlike its scheduled winter break for schools from December 24 to December 31, the Punjab government announced early winter break this year from December 19, 2014 to January 2, 2015 and almost so was the case in other provinces.
Student’s resolve unshaken after school carnage
Ahmad Nawaz, who survived the terrorist attack on Army Public School and College on December 16, didn’t know about the killing of his brother Haris Nawaz. Lying on a bed at the Orthopaedic Ward of the Lady Reading Hospital, he urged the nation to join hands to prevent the occurrence of the December 16-like tragedy in future. Flanked by his cousins and friends, Ahmad Nawaz whose arm was fractured after sustaining bullets injuries in the gruesome attack, said his morale was high and he would complete his studies.
Arrest of seminary students condemned
Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl has condemned raids and arrest of students of seminaries in the aftermath of militant attack on the Army Public School, Peshawar, and demanded across the board action against lawbreakers.
Adequate security ordered at Swabi educational institutions
The district administration has asked the educational institutions to take adequate security measures, warning that if any school or college failed to comply the orders punitive action will be initiated against its management.
‘No merger or relocation of Malakand BISE’
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa finance minister Muzaffar Syed on Wednesday announced the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Malakand would neither be relocated nor would it be merged with any educational board.
Decentralisation: Power devolution to solve K-P’s problems, says LG minister
Expressing his concern over the alarming dropout rate at government schools, Minister for Local Government Inayatullah Khan said public problems can only be resolved once powers are devolved to the union council level.
Army Public School massacre: Experts arrive to train mental health professionals
Mental health experts have arrived at the provincial capital and started training teams of psychologists and psychiatrists to help the parents of victims, and survivors of the Army Public School (APS) massacre.
Support by Germany
Director General German council said that their government is serious about education of youth in Pakistan.
Offering relief: Sacked education dept employees get new lease
The Peshawar High Court on Wednesday struck down the condition of having the required qualification at the time of appointment for employees of the education department sacked during 1993 to 1996 across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
Abbottabad schools to remain closed till Jan 15
All private educational institutions in the district will remain closed till January 15, 2015 due to security reasons.
Security review in Shabqadar schools
A nighttime curfew has been imposed in Sro Kalay area of Shabqadar from Thursday, said the police. Meanwhile, police have reviewed security arrangements of all private schools in Shabqadar and Tangi, following similar measures in Charsadda town.
Ready to respond: UoP’s quick response unit brought up to speed
The Army Public School (APS) massacre was a wake-up call for educational institutes across the province and one of the first to beef up their quick response force was the University of Peshawar.The higher education department has also directed colleges and universities to ensure their security is up to the mark before winter vacations end.
The saviours: ‘Youth crucial for country’s development’
The youth play an important role in the development of a country and it is encouraging to see them deliver fiery speeches against anti-state elements.This was stated by MPA Aisha Syed as she spoke at an event titled ‘Responsibility of society towards peace in Swat’. The seminar was held at Wadudia Hall in Saidu Sharif on Thursday and organised jointly by the Innovative Youth Forum and the Pakistan Army. Students of various schools and colleges from Malakand Division took part in a speech competition and expressed their love for Pakistan.
Reference filed in embezzlement case
NAB K-P has filed reference in a DI Khan BISE case with the accountability court. BISE chairman, controller and contractors have been charged with misuse of authority, excessive withdrawals, wasteful expenditures, purchases on exorbitant rates and embezzlement of Rs. 15.10 million.
Stretching the limits: A tale of ignorance and apathy
Losing a child is the hardest thing a parent can go through. Faced with such an incredible tragedy, they need love and support to cope with the loss. Unfortunately, the bereaved parents of the children who died in the Army Public School (APS) massacre find themselves weighed down by the insensitive attitude of the media and society at large.
War against terror: ‘Stereotyping seminaries is shameful’
There is no justification for certain elements to stereotype all mosques and seminaries on the back of the Army Public School attack, said JUI-F leader Maulana Hamdullah Jan. Addressing a party meeting on Thursday, Jan said almost all scholars and religious parties have denounced the terror attack and termed it inhuman, immoral and unethical.
ANP blames KP govt for school carnage
Awami National Party parliamentary leader, Sardar Hussain Babak, has targeted the PTI-led coalition government for allegedly not taking serious steps to combat terrorism in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, due to which many precious lives have lost in the Peshawar carnage. He asked the government to ensure security of all the schools and universities and provide extra security to all educational complexes of the provinces.
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Jirga for action against unregistered madaris
Speakers at a Qaumi Jirga Thursday called for taking stern action against those involved in terrorism, unregistered religious seminaries and ensure Afghan refugees repatriation.
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No suicide bomber in Peshawar varsity: Police
Police have rejected rumours regarding entry of a suicide bomber to Peshawar University and said that tight security arrangements have been made to thwart any untoward incident inside the campus.
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UoP fails to comply with governor’s orders on appointments
The University of Peshawar has failed to comply with the orders of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan by not completing the process of selections of five lecturers in the Department of Computer Science and replacing its chairman. According to sources, the governor, who is also chancellor of the public sector universities, after the personal hearing of two employees of the university on September 9, 2014, issued written orders and directed the university authorities to initiate and finalise the selection process of five lecturers at the department and replace its chairman.
UET set to promote retired professors to BS-22
The University of Engineering and Technology is set to promote some retired professors to BS-22 with retrospective effect as the matter has been put on agenda of the Syndicate scheduled to be held on December 26. According to sources, the university administration wanted to promote four professors to BS-22 as meritorious professors in July and the matter had been discussed in the university’s syndicate.
Upgrade senior education staff
Senior Educational Staff Association said the senior cadre for 17-20 grade of education department need up gradation.
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Pending school building construction
Since ten years, when Kahnuzai Intercollege upgraded to Degree college, construction of a new block is pending. Government should complete it as soon as possible.
Prizes for enrolling students and position holders
MNA said that government is working for more schools at Loralai. He delivered government grant of 50 thousand for enrolled students, 100 thousands for schools to enroll more student and 5000 for new comers of 1 to 3 classes.
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No data of unregistered Madaris in Pakistan
In wake of the Peshawar massacre of over 130 children at the hands of terrorists and the subsequent unprecedented unity against terror among political elite and the nation on the whole, the need of bringing all the religious seminaries (madaris) within the ambit of security apparatus has been reiterated the most because according to Interior Ministry documents a large number of terrorists, either are, or have been students of madaris where they were brainwashed to take up arms against the state. There are at least 22,052 registered madaris in Pakistan as per record of the Interior Ministry while there is a little record of the unregistered seminaries in the country which also run into thousands.
Federal education institutes requested security
The federal educational institutes requested Interior Ministry for security, the boundary wall in Quaid-i-Azam University has been started.
No ceremonies on Quaid’s birthday as schools closed
The birthday celebrations of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, coupled with Christmas, always provides a joyful public holiday to the citizens, particularly students. Tahir Bhatti, a spokesman for the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE), said upon the reopening of schools and colleges functions in connection with the Quaid’s birthday would be organised.
Madaris bodies to be consulted for reforms
The top civil and military leadership of the country has though developed consensus on most of the policy decisions to fight terrorism, the strategy on media and madaris would be finalised in consultation with the professional bodies of these two powerful sections of the society. Both media and madaris, which have been generally operating in an unchecked and unregulated manner, are considered to have their share in the spread of terrorism in Pakistan so they have to be regulated and monitored.
KARCPP committed to uplift education sector
King Abdullah’s Relief Campaign for Pakistani People (KARCPP) is committed to help Pakistan in uplifting the education sector in the country for which it has allocated a huge amount to construct 40 more schools in flood affected areas of the country.
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Champion boxer dedicates title to school attack victims
Amir Khan, a British boxing champion of Pakistan origin, dedicated on Wednesday his WBC welterweight title to the victims of the Taliban attack on a Peshawar school and announced that he would auction the pair of shorts he wore during his latest match to raise funds for rebuilding the school and for other projects.
Seminaries occupy parks, locals insecure
The residents of Islamabad have shown concern over the rising number of madrassa students thronging federal capital’s public parks, leaving the locals short of recreational space.
Teachers’ Duties in Vocations
In order of vocations from 19th December 2014 to 2nd January 2015, some female teachers are still offering their duties. They are do in pursuance of special ordered by education department.
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AIOU postpones exams on security grounds
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has postponed its exams across the country on account of the prevailing law and order situation. According to the Controller of Examination, Iqbal Hussain, the exams that were earlier scheduled from 12th to 26th January 2015 have now been rescheduled to commence on 22nd December till 7th Jan 2015.
Security plan for schools at Islamabad
Islamabad Police is taking consultancy regarding finalizing th security plan for schools. In this regard they asked private schools for a security coordinator at schools.
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Ulema’s concern about plan to target religious seminaries
Expressing serious concern over any plan to target religious seminaries in the garb of operation against militants, Majlis-i-Ulema-i-Islam, an umbrella organisation belonging to Deoband school of thought, has asked the government to come out clear on the issue with the demand of punitive action against those involved in spreading sectarian hatred and involved in publishing and disseminating literature containing such material.
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Govt seeks to reform madrassa curriculum
In the wake of Peshawar school massacre, the government decided on Wednesday to formulate a curriculum for Madaris (Islamic seminaries) across the country.
HEC extends date for returning laptops
Higher Education Commission (HEC) has extended date upto December 31 for returning the laptops distributed among unauthorized students. Sources said that during the process of distribution of laptops among talented students, some unauthorized students who were doing jobs had also received them.
9,000 students compete in PakTurk Inter-School Mathematics Olympiad
PakTurk International Schools and Colleges organised 10th Inter-School Mathematics Olympiads (ISMO) with the collaboration of Pakistan Science Foundation, says a press release. Around 9,000 students from 585 state and private-run schools in 18 different examination centres in 12 cities of Pakistan participated in the mega educational competition. The competition was aimed at providing a great chance to the students of class 5, 6, 7 and class 8 to show their potential.
IU hostel boarders warned against hosting outsiders
In light of terror threats following the December 16 Peshawar Army Public School attack, the International Islamic University (IIU) has warned its hostel boarders against hosting outsiders. In a circular, the provost of IIU hostels for men, Dr Hafiz Abid Masood, said keeping in view the current delicate security situation in the country, including the federal capital, guests and visitors wouldn’t be allowed to enter the university’s hostels.
Enhancing security: Punjab govt to release Rs80m for schools
The provincial government has approved Rs80 million for government schools lacking boundary walls in Rawalpindi to enhance security. According to the data collected by the District Education Department, as many as 304 schools across the district either lack boundary walls or are in a deplorable state.
Boundary wall for govt schools demanded
As many as 30 government schools in Tehsil Daska don’t have boundary walls. There were total 244 government girls and boys primary, elementary and community schools in Daska tehsil.
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Construction of 2,600 schools’ boundary walls huge task
The construction of boundary walls of around 2,600 public schools which are without boundary walls, over the years, has become the biggest challenge for Punjab government in the wake of emerging security situation after the recent horrific Peshawar school attack. It is in this connection, the School Education Department on December 19 issued Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs) to all the Executive District Officers (Education) directing the heads of schools to construct/complete boundary walls before the end of ongoing winter vacation i.e., January 3, 2015.
Schools in Khanewal to get 8-foot high walls
DCO Khanewal Ashfaq Ahmed Chaudhry on Thursday directed the Education Department to construct boundary walls of schools for security of children.
Govt to impart training to security guards of private educational institutions
District administration Rawalpindi has decided to impart training to security guards of all private educational institutions in district Rawalpindi from January 1, 2015.
The vacant positions of teachers
There are 7 thousand vacant positions of teachers in all schools of Punjab at primary and secondary level that is a hindrance to educational quality.
Promotion list of teachers
The promotion list of teachers in TALAGANG still not prepared due to the inefficiency of DCO.
Security for Street Schools
Schools located at intercity areas and streets need security.
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Children of the poor: the killers and the killed
A large network of Madressah (seminaries) all across the country generally and in Punjab particularly is an explicit but unacknowledged sign of failure of our state and society. There is nothing wrong with the Madressah per se as it has been an important part of our religious and educational traditions since ages.
Disaster management schooling need of the hour
The disasters are not only playing havoc with the schools and students, where they strike, but all around in terms of limited access to schools, learning environment, cumulative and long-term effects on communities and financial burden for rehabilitation of schools.
Schools directed to implement security SOPs by 31st
The Lahore district administration has directed the management of private schools to ensure implementation on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for security devised by the Punjab government till December 31.
Govt to recruit volunteers for schools security
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has accorded approval to recruitment of 300,000 Pakistan Qaumi Razakars (PQRs) for the security of educational institutions across the country, it is learnt.
UoG told to guard campus with 26 security posts
The University of Gujrat administration has been asked to set up at least 26 observatory posts on the boundary wall of the Hafiz Hayat campus and depute security guards there.
Action against illegal seminaries soon
Home Minister Shuja Khanzada said on Wednesday that the government would take action against religious seminaries not being run according to law.
The confused system of Punjab security
Security at the headquarters and other offices of provincial government has been enhanced following terror threats. More than 700 schools of the province are under threat by terrorists.
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Stakeholders to be taken on board for strengthening Higher Education
All the stakeholders would be taken on board and collective efforts would be made for strengthening higher education in the Punjab. Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) would act as facilitative and supportive role model organization in order to bring higher education sector at par with international standards.
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Private school receives call threatening terrorist attack
The principal of a private school on Wednesday received an anonymous phone call from a person threatening to blow up her school.A large number of private schools across the country have been shut down indefinitely following a terrorist attack on Army Public School in Peshawar on December 16.
MoU inked to prevent foot and mouth disease
The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences and the Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Department the other day signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly work for the prevention of foot and mouth disease (FMD) and haemorrhagic septicemia (HS) -- both fatal diseases of animals in the province.
SHC stays action against teachers
Sindh High Court Karachi on Thursday sought secretary education, chief secretary and advocate general Sindh on Jan 14, 2015 on the petition of suspended teachers of district Mirpurkhas.
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Need of the hour: Youth Parliament chalks out strategy for madrassa reforms
When it comes to offering an antidote to the country’s grueling problems, the members of Youth Parliament Pakistan seem to be one step ahead of their seasoned counterparts in the country’s parliament. In addressing the issue of growing extremism in the context of over 20,000-odd madrassas in the country, the young members of the model parliament, which is patterned after the National Assembly of Pakistan, have issued a thorough report, titled Madrassa Education: Challenges, Reforms and Possibilities.
Lyari, Orangi town students remember the Quaid
Children of Lyari and Orangi town paid tributes to the father of the nation, Mohammad Ali Jinaah. They also performed a stage drama on the importance of education and the tragedy of Peshawar.
KU announces new date for statistics exam
University of Karachi (UoK) on Wednesday announced new date for second year subsidiary statistics course no 402 (S) examination, which had earlier been postponed.
A kidnapped student who lives to tell the tale
Advocate Nisar Durrani did not flinch once when he was part of the lawyers’ movement to restore the judiciary. But the kidnapping of his teenage son shook his resolve.
Tuition fee: Parents anxious as schools exploit legal lacuna
In the absence of an effective mechanism to regulate the tuition fee structure, most private schools are set to increase their fees arbitrarily from next year, it emerged on Wednesday.
School children to get civil defence training
With the country taking administrative and security measures to deal with security challenges following the Peshawar tragedy, the Karachi city administration has decided to launch a civil defence training programme for schoolchildren to prepare them to cope with sudden disasters and assist security forces in the event of a feared terrorist attack, it emerged on Thursday.
Peshawar carnage has united the nation: governor
The Peshawar carnage has shaken up and united the whole nation according to Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan. In an address at the inauguration ceremony of Dawood University’s Institute of Health Management, the governor said earlier due to difference of opinion the nation was unable to support the army wholeheartedly but this incident had united all and given them courage to finally get rid of terrorism. He said higher medical education was necessary in providing better medical facilities as Dawood University prepares to perform its first liver transplant next year.
Dow diagnostic and research laboratory inaugurated
Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) established Institute of Health Management (IHM) to promote advance health services management through programs and research that provides outstanding practical education to students , create and disseminate applied knowledge, promote the understanding and ethical practice of business and service to the community.
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New boys colleges to be set up to overcome shortage of doctors
The provincial government will set up boys medical colleges as the province is facing an extreme shortage of male doctors. “The government is paying utmost attention to the health and educational sectors,” Sindh Law and Environment Minister Dr Sikandar Mandhro said on Wednesday while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the Institute of Pharmacy and Diagnostic Centre at the Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) in Karachi.
Medical college on brink of closure, says official
The vice chancellor of the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University, Larkana, has pushed the Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College (GMMMC), Sukkur, to the verge of closure by transferring 43 members of its teaching faculty to other areas, alleges assistant registrar of the college.
BMU holds orientation session for its students of 2015 batch
Baqai Medical University (BMU) on Wednesday arranged an orientation session for the students admitted to medical and dental colleges respectively for academic session2015-2019.
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Staying Home: Winter break at Isra University
The Isra University announced an extended winter vacations of 17 days from December 24 to January 9 due to the prevailing law and order situation.
Education Seminar in Kotri District Jamshoro
For the promotion and development of Education, a Seminar was organized in Kotri by a social Organization D.C.H.D. while addressing to the Seminar, Executive Director D.C.H.D Mr. Tanveer Jahan ,focusing on the condition of Education in District Thurr Parker and its adjacent localities, said, Elected Members of the District are responsible for the worst condition in the District; their negligence and non-compliance has brought death blow to Education. On the other hand Education Minister is responsible for critical condition of Education. Schools are closed and Teachers are on Visa; along with Education Department, it also duty of parents and citizens to point out and inform higher authorities. He said they want to provide Education according to UN Charter of Demand; our struggle is continue to restore Ghost Schools. It was demanded in the Seminar to replace corrupt officers with honest officers.
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School building repairing work incomplete
District Nawabshah: Government Primary School village Muhammad Ibrahim Abro is under problem of repairing work. The repairing of school building is left in incomplete since one year. Students’ Education is being affected. The villagers have informed responsible persons in Education Department, but yet no response is seen.
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Names missing from Scholarship list, Parents and Girls protest
District Nawabshah: The names of 170 girls of Girls High School village Bucheri are missing from the Scholarship Stipend list and they have stood against it. Protesting against that act of school management they have demanded for inquiry and to show the reasons. They have alleged that other girls are getting scholarship except 170 names.
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Citizens protest for school building construction
Socialists, citizens and shopkeepers stood against stoppage of construction work of Girls Primary School village Nao District Dadu. Alleging on Education Officer they said amount of 7 lac rupees is taken away by him leaving construction work incomplete.
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40 Teachers reported to be illegally recruited
District Ghotki: Forty Teachers were illegally recruited in tenure of former E.D.O without conducting tests and interviews. Education Department has announced inquiry against it D.O Primary is called to explain the matter along with record.
Sindh High Court issues stay order against 24 suspended Teachers
Sindh High Court has issued notice to Secretary Education and Chief Secretary against their act of suspending 24 Teachers from Hyderabad District on the allegations of Ghost Teachers. Along with this, Court has directed Education Department not to take any action prior to Court notice.
School curriculum standard evaluation is necessary, says Abrar Qazi
During his speech in a Seminar at Matli District Badin, Member of Save Education Committee Mr. Abrar Qazi said 80% children are out of schools; the only way to fight Education problems is taking own efforts for its restoration; we need to create minds to evaluate Education matters come to front to fight Education matters.
50 candidates are not issued Commission Examination Slips
District Dadu: Awaiting candidates for Combine Competitive Examination have not been issued Examination Slips. The students have protested against Sindh Public Service Commission on its distant attitude of keeping students aloof of Exam: Slips. They told documents were submitted three months ago. Commission is going to conduct Examination on coming Sunday.
153 Officers under Management Cadre System still serve
Sindh High Court had cancelled Management Cadre System, but 153 Revenue Officers are still carrying-over their duties in 11 Districts of Sindh under that system. Lower Grade Officers have been assigned the duties of Higher Officers with political support; whereas Director Education Mirpur Khas Mr. Rasool Bux Shah has declared that still they have not received Court notification of cancellation of Management Cadre System.
Sindh High Court Cancels notification of 24 suspended Teachers
Karachi: Sindh High Court has cancelled notification of 24 Suspended Teachers and has demanded explanation of the matter. It is also notified that since months Teachers have been suspended and no action inquiry is observed on them. Secretary Education has no right to suspend any Teacher without declaring any reason.
Primary School closed since 8 years District Thurr Parker
Primary School village Mureed Ji Tar near Islam Kot is closed since 8 years; since then about 50 students are deprived of Primary Education. Villagers have informed and approached higher authorities to take notice, but no result seems. Villagers have declared that School building is standing idle and students are roaming in the fields. They have demanded to appoint Teachers and restore school to save future of their innocent children.
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Reform The Madrassa
The Lal Masjid and its adjacent Jamia Hafsa seminary are back in the limelight for all the wrong reasons; refusing to condemn the Peshawar attack, issuing threats of suicide bombings, releasing a video praising the Islamic State, and a row involving girls being held against their will in the seminary. It has become quite clear that reforming the Madrassa system has become the need of the hour.
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Our young generation
The young students feel like a burden on the state because of a lack of facilities for proper education for each and every individual. We don’t have a one school system for all. We have seminaries, A & O Levels, government school and so called private schools that provide education at such a high cost that majority of our youngsters can only dream about getting admission in such institutions.
Peshawar attack: How are we feeling?
We are sad and we are heartbroken. Education is very important but nothing, and nothing is more important than our children’s lives. Winter break was round the corner anyway, so they wouldn’t be losing out much in terms of studies. We hope that we’ll solve this terrorism problem before the schools reopen in a few weeks.
Letters to the editor
The death of native languages
Sir: Thousands of languages have come and gone. Linguists have estimated that at one time, more than 20,000 languages existed but today the number of languages stands at 6,909. It is expected that by the end of this century half of these languages will be lost as well. In Balochistan, Balochi is not even a subject in any government school.
I write with a very heavy heart following the tragedy in Peshawar. It is time we are told of all expenses related to their security. What is the number of public and private sector educational institutions in the country? And what is the share of security resources in terms of the number of personnel and resources which can become available to the educational institutions should security be withdrawn from political elite?
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Budget for education
Pakistan allocates only 2.70pc of its annual budget to education and stands at the 136th position in terms of literacy rate in the world.Both India and Iran spend 5pc of their budget on education. Besides, a country as small as Japan spends 50pc.
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This refers to the article, ‘Making devolution work’ (December 22) by Asif Ezdi. Already in a shambles because of no coherent policy, the devolution of education to provinces is a failure. Unfortunately, like other subjects in the constitution education has become a casualty of politics. Its devolution was aimed at formulating a comprehensive education policy in which the federating units can have their say, hitherto being dictated by the centre. But this policy has backfired. Instead of coordinating with the centre, the provinces interpreted the recently established National Curriculum Council as infringement on their rights promised under the 18th Amendment.
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Lives at risk
Many parents are reluctant to send their children to the 10th Karachi International Book Fair, held at Expo Centre on account of terrorists activity in Peshawar. Since the Peshawar carnage, educational institutes and events are considered to be most the susceptible spot for such incidents, therefore, masses are reluctant to put their lives at risk by participating in such activities.
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Making hostels behave
Sir: What happened to the system of checks and balances? There is a constant cry from students regarding the poor state of private hostels in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
The iceberg theory
Sir: The Peshawar tragedy has reignited the resolve of the nation to root out terrorism once and for all. This will be only possible if the government takes a very firm stand on madrassas, Friday sermons and the syllabi in schools in addition to army action.
Applying the iceberg model
The Peshawar school massacre has reignited the resolve of the nation to root out terrorism once and for all. This would be only possible if the government could take a very firm stand on monitoring madrassas, Friday sermons and changing the syllabi in schools in addition to army action.
Implications of Peshawar carnage
Manu parents, this time, disallow their children from attending 10th Karachi International Book Fair, held at Expo Centre, on account of their fear that terrorists might attack there. Since the Peshawar carnage, educational institutes and events are considered to be most the susceptible spot for such incidents, therefore, masses are reluctant to put their lives at risk by participating in such educational activities.
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