Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Saturday unveiled his government’s plan to launch a countrywide literacy movement to ensure enrolment of every child in the school, by introducing a package of incentives. “Our effort is to achieve the targets set by Education for All (EFA) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) within the next three years,” he said. “A key target, set by Unesco, is to increase resources for the education sector to reach four per cent of the GDP by the year 2018,” said the prime minister. He was inaugurating an international conference titled “Unfinished Agenda in Education: the Way Forward” arranged by the Ministry of Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education. The conference was also attended by Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General on Education Gordon Brown, CEO of Global Partnership for Education Alice Albright, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar, Governor KP Engineer Shaukatullah and Minister of State for Education Baligh-ur-Rehman, as well as cabinet members, UN officials and parliamentarians.Read more
Khattak approves billions of rupees schemes in education
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister, Pervez Khattak has approved schemes worth billions of rupees in education and public health engineering (PHE) sectors of the province. This was told by Shiraz Paracha, Media Advisor to Chief Minister while talking to APP here Thursday.Read more
For the last few years, Pakistan’s adult literacy rate has stagnated at 58%Read more
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).Read more
Education must aim at producing good human beings
Pro-Chancellor Lahore University of Management Sciences Syed Babar Ali has said that the ultimate goal of education must be aimed to produce good human beings instead of producing good academics. He said if we want development in Pakistan, then we must allocate maximum resources to education.Read more
'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.Read more
Governor wakes up to students’ sufferings
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Shaukatullah on Wednesday took a strong exception to the miserable situation wherein the students of a high school of Lower Dir were participating in the metric examination under open sky and directed that a detail report on the sorry state of affairs should be submitted to him.Read more
Some girls in Pakistan hit the glass ceiling at grade 4 — the end of primary school. In Judba, the headquarters of Torghar district, this has happened because there are no schools exclusively for girls beyond a certain age.Read more
Students protest against deteriorated road condition
MANDI BAHAUDDIN: Students of Higher Secondary School King Road protested in front of their school over the apathy of local administration to repair the road. They said the road in front of their school had turned into a pond due to lack of repairs and maintenance. Water had accumulated during the recent rains but the water accumulated on the road had still not dried.Read more