MAR 21 2014

'Campaign to enrol out-of-school children to be launched on 1st'

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif presided over a high-level meeting that took a number of important decisions for the promotion of education and capacity building of teachers, and announced launching of an enrolment campaign across Punjab from April 1.

It was also decided to computerise the entire examination system, while approval was given for upgrading primary and elementary schools under a phased programme. 

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Progress cannot be achieved without education, Assistant Commissioner Pind Dadan Khan

Assistant Commissioner Chaudhry Muhammad Ashraf was summoned as Chief Guest at a private school's prize distribution ceremony. On the occasion he said that no nation or state can progress without education.

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Eminent educationist to receive Civil Awards on Pakistan Day

ISLAMABAD: Eminent educationist from the fields of literature, education and sciences would receive Civil Awards in the investiture ceremony to be held on March 23, Pakistan Day.The ceremony would be held to confer civil Awards on Pakistani citizens various fields of activities for recognition of their meritorious contribution in various fields of life or other significant public endeavors.

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Education must produce good human beings

LAHORE: Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Chancellor Syed Babar Ali has said the ultimate goal of education must be to produce good human beings, not only good academics. He added if we wanted development in Pakistan then we must allocate maximum resources for education. He was addressing a one-day National Education Forum on Higher Education organised by Higher Education Commission (HEC), Punjab University’s Sughra Begum Centre for Educational Policy and Development, Institute of Social and Cultural Studies and Promotion of Education in Pakistan (PEP) Foundation on Thursday.

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Media urged to play active role in promoting education

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Media Sciences at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal on Wednesday said that Pakistan's media should play an active role in promoting education for the marginalised segments of society, as it can help eliminate economic disparity. He said that the media was a key factor for education policy development. He said this while speaking on the occasion of ILM-o-AGAHI, a daylong workshop organised by Mishal Pakistan in collaboration with Ilm Ideas. On the occasion journalists also agreed that new entrants in the field of journalism should therefore strive to sensitise the people on the importance of education, as education was the key to success and progress.

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Attacks on education

Even in the years preceding this reported period, several hundred schools were damaged or destroyed by militants trying to exert control over areas in Fata and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, including Swat. Their attacks were motivated by attempts to challenge the writ of the state by attacking public buildings like schools, which are relatively soft targets, and also due to ideological reasons such as opposition to female education.Our government must ensure that the TTP recognise all schools as safe sanctuaries and agree to re-open closed schools, including girls’ schools, as a precondition to any peace settlement.

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