June 18, 2014

100pc literacy still a distant dream

The Punjab government launched an enrollment emergency campaign this year, which aims to enroll 3,998,000 out-of-school children between the ages of five and sixteen. However, the situation on ground looks grim due to a severe shortage of teachers in various primary schools in Taxila tehsil. A survey of primary schools in Taxila and the Wah Cantonment has found that there are 53 boys’ primary schools, most of which are located rural areas. Within these 53 primary schools, there are a total of 235 sanctioned posts for primary school teachers, of which 204 are filled and 31 posts are still vacant. In addition, in 35 schools – most of which are located in rural and remote areas – primary school students are absent.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1113462/100pc-literacy-still-a-distant-dream


RCCI approves scholarships for needy students

The Standing Committee of Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) on Tuesday approved educational stipends amounting to Rs 1,000,000 for the needy students. Chairing a meeting of the committee, Chairman Zafar Jamal said that the chamber body would extend all possible financial assistance from its own resources to help the needy in continuing their studies and leading a respectable life.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/18-Jun-2014/rcci-approves-scholarships-for-needy-students


Peace vital for education and business

Chairperson Prime Minister’s Youth Program Maryam Nawaz said peace was necessary in the country so that the educational and business activities could continue smoothly. Addressing ceremony of cheques distribution among 570 students under the PM’s fee reimbursement scheme for less developed areas, she said Pakistan should be freed of terrorism.

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 Capital colleges to offer four-year BS degrees

The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) is set to start a four-year BS programmes in 11 colleges of Islamabad Capital Territory. A notification has been forwarded by Capital Administration and Development Division to 11 Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) colleges informing them of details of the programme. The four-year programme will be available in 12 fields including mathematics, applied psychology, English, and textile and fashion design. Colleges According to the CADD notification, around eleven colleges have been selected for these programmes. Islamabad Model Postgraduate College for Girls F-7/2 will have five BS programme in economics, Islamic studies, applied psychology, finance, and textile and fashion design.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/723422/standardisation-capital-colleges-to-offer-four-year-bs-degrees/


To face the challenges growth in education field is necessary

Jamaat -e-Islami Kashmir ameer to face the challenges we need to grow in the field of education. Our culture is at decline, English have been declared must we need to give importance to Urdu which is our national language.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-06-18/page-5