Tag: Education

Plan for uniform education system likely to end in fiasco

ISLAMABAD: The government's plan to implement a uniform education system in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) is likely end in fiasco owing to educational managers' inability to win approval of the required funds.
The uniform education system as well as upgrade of the teachers of the capital territory was announced by Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on the international teachers' day two months back. Gilani, while addressing a function to mark the day, announced a

Punjab govt spending billions to promote education, says Saira Tarar

HAFIZABAD - Punjab Education Task Force Chairperson Saira Afzal Tarar has said that the Punjab government was spending billions of rupees for promoting education in the province.
She expressed these views while addressing a meeting of headmaster and headmistresses of the different schools in Hafizabad. Hafizabad District Education Promotion Committee Chairman Muhammad Bukhsh, Executive District Officer Education Sohail Azher Khan and attended the meeting.
She regretfully

Sindh CM’s daughter made education sec

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Monday appointed Naheed Durrani, the daughter of Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, as secretary Education Department while Ahmed Bux Narejo was appointed the new secretary to Sindh chief minister.
Narejo was waiting for posting while Durrani was serving as the Planning and Development Department secretary.
In another possible reshuffle, the provincial government has directed Mohammad Younus Dhaga, serving as the Sindh Investment Board Managing

Transfer of Education Ministry to provinces ‘a threat to federation’

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Education has termed the transfer of Education Ministry to provinces under the 18th amendment as a threat to Federation.
The committee that met here on Monday with its Chairman Abid Sher Ali in the chair, decided to send its recommendations to constitutional reforms committee to have a review of its decision to devolve the Education Ministry to the provinces and also to make them a part of 19th amendment.
The committee

BRIDGING the GAPS – School Education Department’s website launched

LAHORE: School Education Department Government of Punjab has launched its official website (www.schools.punjab.gov.pk) for online access to the information and policies pertaining to the department to facilitate the public and the government functions.
The data of around 62 thousands schools including male and female has been uploaded on the website. The department has uploaded information under the respective subject and category links for ease of searching.
Sources in the

HRCP seminar demands focus on civic education

LAHORE: Primary and secondary education of civics must begin at an elementary level to instill in students a sense of good citizenship and primary curriculum and textbooks must instill tolerance, gender equality and human rights, speakers at a seminar on 'Civic Education in Schools' organised by the Human Resource Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said. The seminar was attended by educationists, curriculum experts and human rights observers.
The speakers noticed the fact that civic

Qaim empowered to extend Education City deadline

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Monday authorised the Sindh chief minister to extend the deadline for the completion of the Karachi Education City project, after it dawned onto the provincial lawmakers that the private parties, which have acquired land for the project, cannot be held responsible for the delay.
The House granted an amendment in the Colonisation of Government Lands Bill, empowering the Sindh chief minister to allow an extension to the time limit set in the original

Nationalising education was wrong, says prime minister

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that nationalising educational institutions was a wrong decision by the previous PPP regime.
He was addressing a public gathering on Saturday in honour of late Nawab Fazl Ali, pioneer of Zameendar College, in Gujrat.
"The government always makes decisions in good faith, but some prove wrong, like the nationalisation of educational institutions by the PPP's previous regime," he said.
Gilani said no one

‘Nations achieve superiority with education’

LAHORE: Only those nations achieve socio-economic superiority which devote their time and energy for utilisation of knowledge through education and research, Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran said on Thursday.
He made these remarks while addressing the book launching ceremony of PU Pro-VC Dr Jamil Anwar Chaudhry's "Atom Bomb-Tasawar Say Haqeeqat Tak" at the Undergraduate Block, New Campus. Punjab Education Foundation Chairman Raja Muhammad Anwar, former PU

‘UK to assist Punjab govt in health and education’

The British government will continue to extend cooperation with Punjab in the education and health sectors as well as supporting the province in its anti-terrorism initiatives, British Interior Minister Theresa Mary May said on Sunday.
May made these comments when she called on the Punjab CM here in the provincial metropolis. After meeting Shahbaz, the British interior minister, along with her team, attended a meeting of the Punjab Security Board at the Chief

‘Political interference in education must be done away with’

Former federal minister and Beaconhouse National University Vice Chancellor Sartaj Aziz has stressed the need to stop negative political interference in the affairs of public sector education.
Addressing as the chief guest at inaugural session of a three-day international conference on "Education in Pakistan: issues, challenges and reforms" held at the Law College Auditorium in the New Campus here on Thursday, he said interference in administrative matters,

LHC seeks report on ‘free education for all’ petition

The Lahore High Court on Wednesday sought a detailed report from the federal and provincial government within three weeks on a constitutional petition for uniform education policy providing for free education to children less than 16 years of age.
Judicial Activism Panel (JAP) Chairman Muhammad Azhar Siddique had filed the petition submitting that after 18th constitutional amendment it had become obligatory for the government to provide free education to children

LCWU convocation notice

The 8th convocation of the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Lahore will be held at the university's auditorium on Tuesday 26th October, 2010 at 05:00p.m while the rehearsals will take place on Monday 25th October 2010 at 09:00 a.m. Students are directed to be punctual and dress-up in the prescribed hood and gown that can be rented from the university. Convocation will be followed by dinner and students can get their registration cards from their respective