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The Week in Education (10th-18th November 2016)

 

Last week, Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood announced the construction of 10,000 new classrooms in different schools under the Chief Minister’s Punjab School Program, which was initiated to enrol the out-of-school children.

Earlier, the Chief Minister (CM), during a meeting held to review the progress of School Reform Roadmap, had decided   to form a separate committee to deal with the issues related to the schools running under Public-Private

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The Week in Education (7th to 11th November 2016)

 

Last week, Central Development Working Party (CDWP) approved 15 development projects along with two projects of worth Rs2.2 billion for Higher Education Commission.  The focus of these projects is the upgradation of universities situated in remote/backward areas. A total Rs1.3 billion has been allocated for this upgradation and Rs1.6 billion for the reconstruction of damaged schools in Khyber Agency (Bara).

Daily Times reported the missing targets of M

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The Week in Education (31st October-4th November 2016)

Announcements of the Week

Last week, Elementary Education Foundation Peshawar announced extension in Iqra Farooghe Taleem Voucher Scheme initiated by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in 2015 to enroll out-of-school children. Under the plan, a total of 40,000 private school students will be enrolled in the areas where there is no public school.  

The Punjab government announced that it would introduce Smart Interactive Digital System in

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The Week in Education (19th to 25th September 2016)

SDGs and Education

Last week, the UN celebrated one year of adopting the Sustainable Development Goals. Marking the occasion, the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) held a seminar during which the chairperson expressed concerns regarding the 57million people of Pakistan who are still illiterate. The Dawn newspaper started a review of Pakistan’s progress

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The Week in Education (12th to 18th September 2016)

The 13th of September marked Eid-ul-Azha in Pakistan because of which offices were closed from 10th to 14th September. For this reason, last week’s education news wrap up includes stories from Monday, Friday and the weekend only.

Schools neglected in KPK

Facilities and amenities have been missing in girls’ government high schools in Swabi, KPK

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The week in Education 5th – 11th September 2016

Literacy Day commemorated

International Literacy Day is marked on September 8th by the UNESCO. Various events were held, along with rallies taken out, to commemorate ILD, in Sindh and other parts of the country. During a rally, officers from the Sindh Education Foundation urged parents to send their children to schools.

In Islamabad, the NCHD held a walk to create awareness about the need f

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The Week in Education (27th August to 2nd September, 2016)

Management of Public Schools

Punjab government has decided to give ten more High and Higher Secondary Schools of Rawalpindi to PEF. According to the details after the handing over of Primary and Middle schools to Punjab Education Foundation now Higher and higher secondary schools will also be handover to PEF. In another move, Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has o

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The Week in Education (20th to 26th August, 2016)

In this TWE blog we have divided the news stories into two categories namely enablers for education and hurdles for education.

Enablers for Education

District Education Officer (Primary Education) of Mirpur Khaas district making efforts to reopen 400 primary schools which have been usurped by ghost teachers and mafia. His efforts have recently born fruits

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The Week in Education (13th August to 19th August 2016)

Stories of Exceptional Performance by Students

Two interesting motivational stories were reported in last week’s press. Firstly, The Nation reported about outstanding result shown by Abdul Museeb of Peshawar. He used to be a scavenger before getting enroled in school. He gives the credit to Al Khidmat Foundation for arranging educational opportunity for him as his financial position

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The Week in Education (6th August to 12th August 2016)

Use of Technology for Awareness and Education

 

The Education Department was directed to raise awareness about the hazards of one-wheeling in the days leading to August 14 celebrations. The directive was issued by the Home Department and it encouraged the use of SMS service for the awareness campaign.

 

The Board of

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The Week in Education (30th July to 5th August 2016)

Access to Education

Schools are the basic requisite for improving access to education. In the post devolution scenario provincial governments are responsible for providing education infrastructure in their territorial jurisdictions and they are fulfilling the responsibilities in different ways. Residents of over 20 villages Matta tehsil, Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkh

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The Week in Education (23rd to 29th July, 2016)

Accountability of Education System

The National Accountability Bureau arrested University of Swabi Superintendent Zahid Mehmood for his involvement in corruption, misuse of authority and illegal appointments in Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM). He was previously serving as superintendent at AWKUM from 2009 to 2012. During his tenure, the accused in connivance with other

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The Week in Education (16th July to 22nd July 2016)

Quality of Education System

In Sindh, the mismanagement by Education and Literacy Department and Monitoring Cell of reform initiative – biometric attendance system - led to injustice with teaching and non-teaching staff members in Qambar Ali Khan. Due to faulty biometric system, salaries of 157 teaching and non-teaching staff members were withheld wrongly.

The Elementary

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The Week in Education (9th to 15th July, 2016)

Teachers’ Related News

Commendably, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa govt. has installed biometric system in colleges across the province. It will ensure timely attendance of the college teachers and will streamline the data for monitoring purposes. Previous experiences in schools of Punjab and KP show that ab

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The Week in Education (25th June 2016 to 1st July 2016)

Private Schools Matters

We had mentioned in the previous TWE Blog that The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) had notified the Registration and Fee Determination Rules 2016 (RFDR), according to which no private school would be allowed to charge

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The Week in Education (18th to 24th June 2016)

SSC Exams Results

 

Various Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa announced the results of Secondary School Certificate exams on Saturday (June 18, 2016). As per the results, girls outperformed boys in Peshawar, Dera Ismail Khan, | September Tue 2016 | Images | 0 Comments

The Week in Education (11th to 17th June 2016)

Provincial Education Budgets

The KP government has allocated Rs 97.542 billion for education for the fiscal year 2016-17. Out of it, Rs 12 billion has been earmarked for primary and secondary education and Rs 1 billion for special education. As per the budget proposals, at least 200 smart schools will be constructed. Likewise, 100 seminaries will be converted into primary schoo

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The Week in Education (4th to 10th June 2016)

Higher Education and Technical Education News

Executive Director National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema has said over 50,000 unemployed youth across the country will be trained free of cost and trainees will be given stipend in different technical trades by the end of 2016. A total of 5,621 students (1,870 females and 3,751 males) completed their PhD

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The Week in Education (28th May 2016 to 3rd June 2016)

Private Schools

Peshawar’s Deputy Commissioner has warned private school owners of legal action for violating his orders forbidding them from charging lump sum fee for three months of summer vacations. Similarly, p

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The Week in Education (21st to 27th May 2016)

Launch of Pakistan District Education Rankings 2016

The two education campaigners, Sustainable Development Policy Institute and Alif Ailaan, jointly launched the 4th Pakistan District Education Rankings 2016 in Islamabad on Tuesday (May 24 2016). Key highlights of the report covered by the national press are as follows: