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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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: