Free and compulsory education is now a law
The Punjab government has finally accepted its responsibility of giving right to education to all children between 5-16 years of age in the province by promulgating The Punjab Free and Compulsory Education Ordinance 2014. Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar promulgated on Tuesday evening the ordinance to make necessary provisions for the implementation of Article 25-A, which was inserted in the Constitution in 2010 binding the state to provide free and compulsory education to children aged 5-16 years. Since 2010, the Punjab government was supposed to legislate and provide free and compulsory education to children.
Discrimination in education
Pakistani society is poisoned by the discrimination and divisions not only on the basis of religions, sects, languages but also by the so called classes and eduction systems. This creates great gap in communication especially when you are in educational institution like Karachi University, where students related to almost every class and walk of life are studying.
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Education reform: Free, Compulsory Education Order issued by governor
The Punjab Free and Compulsory Education Ordinance 2014, under which the provision of free and compulsory education to children between the ages of five and 16 will be the state’s responsibility, has been promulgated by Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar.
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Dire straits: With 20 desks and two closets, can one middle school do the math?
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government has declared an education emergency in the province and poor enrolment is recognised as a key challenge. However, enrolment can’t be effectively addressed if public schools don’t have the capacity to facilitate students.
Punjab imposes Education Emergency Order
The Punjab government has imposed the Education Emergency Ordinance in the province on an immediate basis. Underthe ordinance it is mandatory for parents to ensure that children between the ages of 5-16 receive an education. If the name of a student is removed from the school record, the head of that school can be imprisoned for six months or fined Rs50,000.
Girl Students protest shortage of teachers in school
The students of the Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Mandani, staged protest against the shortage of teachers on Wednesday. The students took out protest procession and blocked the road for two hours.
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