MAY 12 2014

U.S deputy secretary assures support in energy education sectors


US Deputy Secretary of State William J Burns here on Friday assured the complete support by United States to Pakistan for development of energy, agriculture, education and health sectors. The Deputy Secretary of State called on Minister for Finance, Muhammad Ishaq Dar here today and discussed issues of mutual interests. He informed the minister that his visit to the US has left a lasting impression about his vision and there was appreciation for the economic policies of Pakistan in Washington DC.

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Call to increase Education Budget

The government should focus on youth employment schemes, energy crisis and loan investment schemes and bring everyone in tax net in the next budget as a majority of youth is unsatisfied with the government initiatives. These views were expressed by the students of the different varsities in Jang Economic Session on ‘Budget 2014-15, Youth Expectations’, held here on Friday. The students who participated in the session included: Najeeb-ur-Rehman, Hamza Ijaz, Hina Somro, Imran Wajid, Sadaf Tuqeer, Madhia Maqsood, Faiqah Rizvi, and Khola Ansari. The event was hosted by Sikindar Lodhi.

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550 Rawalpindi teachers promoted; notification issued

Education department in district Rawalpindi has issued notification for the promotion of 550 male/ female primary and elementary school teachers according to the three point formula given by Chief Minister, this has delighted the teachers.


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Six years on, Chakri college without principal, power supply

Due to the apathy of the higher education department of Punjab, a government-run degree college in Rawalpindi has been without a principal as well as electricity for the last six years. The Government Degree College for Boys at Chakri was set up in 2007 by the then PML-Q government. The institution was established in a building built by the National Highway and Motorway Police. Later, the successive governments of PPP and PML-N did not pay any heed towards the college.

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False promises: Sindh fails to set up ‘English’ schools

The Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, while presenting the budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, had announced that English medium schools of the Cambridge School System offering classes from Nursery to O’ Levels will be established in every district of the province. A total of almost Rs3.7 billion were allocated in the current budget for this scheme but, after almost 10 months of the announcement, there is not much to show for the allocation. Work has not started on even a single school in the province, let alone one in every district. Official sources claimed that Rs70 million have been released but there is not much in terms of on-the -ground progress.

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Quality education for all

Unfortunately, our past governments and even the incumbent federal and provincial governments do not regard education as the key to unlocking human potential. Currently, the whole education system requires extensive review. Primary and secondary education is characterised by low enrolment levels and poor educational standards, particularly in Sindh and Balochistan. The people of Pakistan today have lost their confidence in their local education system to the extent that a vast majority of parents are now sending their children to private schools, even from rural areas, that charge exorbitant fees.

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Call to motivate educated youths to return to Pakistan

You can take a person out of Pakistan, but you cannot take Pakistan out of a person. The brain drain of professionals in the country and the ways to tackle the issue remained one of the key discussions on the second day of the Educators Development Union (EDU) 2014. The conference, which was attended on Saturday by over 300 educationists of the country, started with a panel discussion titled ‘Perspectives in Higher Education’.

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Mamnoon suggests contemporary education for Quran learners

President Mamnoon Hussain on Saturday emphasized that Quran-learning students should be imparted contemporary education as the importance of science and technology cannot be overruled in this era. Addressing the annual prize-distribution ceremony of the winners of the competition of Quran memorisation and recitation arranged by the International Organization for Memorization of Quran (IOMQ), the President observed that those memorize Holy Quran have usually been found excelling in contemporary education too.

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Opinion: Incorporation of new technology in the education field is must

Important issue like education has never been able to raise as an issue on national level, which resulted the current worst situation in public education sector. The situation is so worst that it has changed up to emergency level.

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We are trying our level best to make education sector better: Chaudhary Sher Ali

Provincial Minister Chaudhary Sher Ali said that government of Punjab is using its all resources in terms of betterment of education, to facilitate schools with basic facilities government is allocating billions of rupees.

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Society cannot be developed except education: Yar Mohd Khan

 A society cannot be prosperous without the light of education. Each and every individual has to play his/her part to promote education.

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No excuse on matters related to education: Shawez Khan

C.M government of Punjab Mian Shahbaz is working hard to lift the province especially in the field of education he tolerates no any excuse.

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