TECHNICAL and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector can revolutionise the socio-economic landscape in Pakistan. According to a press release, Director Education Programme of GIZ, a German NGO, Ms Julie Reviere said this while addressing the students at Government Technical Training Institute Mughalpura in connection with TVET Sensitisation and Awareness campaign, organised by Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA).
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Teachers assured of job security
PROVINCIAL Food Minister Bilal Yasin has assured that protesting teachers of Pakistan Model Educational Institutions Foundation (PMEIF) run by the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) that the PML-N government will not dismiss them. According to a press release issued by the ETPB, Bilal Yasin made these remarks while talking to teachers and other staff of the PMEIF at Government Ayesha Degree College on Monday. Senior ETPB officials were also present.
CM for quality education, research in varsities
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has urged the vice chancellors (VCs), education authorities and experts to bring the standard of education and research in Pakistani universities at a par with international universities, saying the Punjab government is ready to provide maximum funds for the purpose. He was addressing as a chief guest at the 11th convocation of Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) here on Monday. The convocation was presided over by Punjab governor/chancellor Ch Muhammad Sarwar while Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan, other ministers, the Higher Education secretary, the Information secretary, LCWU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Sabiha Mansoor, deans, faculty members and a large number of students were also present
Why getting ahead is harder for Christians in Pakistan
Christian educational institutes in Pakistan, like Gordon College, Kinnaird College for Women, Murray College and the various convent schools and Presbyterian Church schools, are well regarded and are still very popular due to the quality of education they provide. However, the question I have had in my mind for a long time is that, if the leading institutes are owned by the Christians, then why are a large number of Pakistani Christians not educated and what keeps them from gaining an education?
Key educational institutions working without permanent heads in Pakistan
Despite huge claims of promotion in the field of education during election campaign, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML N) failed to appoint permanent heads in several key educational institution of the country. The educational institution included Higher Education Commission (HEC), Federal Urdu Dictionary Board, Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) and International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI).
Call to raise Pakistan’s education standards
He was addressing about 400 community members who had gathered at the embassy in Abu Dhabi to celebrate Pakistan Day on March 23 when their forefathers had resolved to demand an independent homeland in 1940. Durrani added that the 1.2 million Pakistanis living in the UAE make a significant contribution to the nation’s development by remitting over $3 billion per annum. He urged them to rely on banking channels to enhance the remittance levels and further assist Pakistan’s economic progress.
The education department of Rawalpindi on Monday reshuffled over 700 schoolteachers in the district under a rationalisation policy. According to education policy, at primary level the teacher-student ratio should be 1:40 and at elementary and secondary school level 3:100. However, the Rawalpindi district government has failed to maintain this ratio in schools of remote areas as teachers prefer to avoid posting there by using influence with the authorities concerned.
Students, teachers of girls’ school demand action against eve-teasers
The Government Girls High School Muslim Town teachers, students and their parents have appealed to Commissioner, District Coordination Officer (DCO), Regional Police Officer and City Police Officer Rawalpindi to take strict action against eve-teasers. The teachers and students said that the loafers hurl indecent sentences at them and indulge in eve-teasing in front of the school every day.
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Increase in admission fee by private schools protested
Students and their parents have expressed grave concern over enormous increase in admission and tuition fees by the management of private schools in Rawalpindi district in respect of new admissions. Admission fee and monthly fee has been increased three fold in private and semi-government schools on the commencement of new academic year. Admission fee has been raised from 7000 to 15000 in Play group, Nursery and Prep classes and upto Rs 16000 for fifth class.
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Procurement Course for Edu Department started
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Muhammad Atif Khan has said that government was making concerted efforts to enhance the efficiency of education department and a procurement training process has been introduced to achieve the desire objective.
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Eve-teasers on rampage in Rawalpindi
Government Girls High School (GGHS) Bahari Colony, Muslim Town, has been under the alleged control of eve-teasers and the situation irritates the faculty members as well as young female students. The vagabonds often come inside the school by jumping over the school's boundary walls and go on the school rooftop, tease young female students and threaten administration. The parents are reluctant to send their daughters to school to keep them safe from the eve-teasers.
Without higher Education we cannot make women independent: Ahsan Iqbal
Ahsan Iqbal minister for planning and division spoke in a seminar held for Women University and technical institution in Islamabad in which status on the progress of both universities was taken into account.
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We can progress only with the help of education: Sardar Yousaf
Iqra Maruful Quran school system of Barakaho, Islamabad held ceremony for extra-ordinary students which was attended by the guest of honor federal minister for religious affairs Sardar yousaf and many other religious scholars.
Primary School Bhagwal lacks basic facilities
Students sit on the floor to seek education. School does not have drinking water facility or even electricity. Government has neglected the only school located in Bhagwal village in union council Grunmb Ilyas.