4500 students will receive free education in Cholistan

The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) and the Cholistan Development Authority (CDA) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to give free education to 4500 students enrolled in 75 non-formal community schools situated in Cholistan area of Bahawalpur division.

The MoU signing ceremony was held at the . . . → Read More: 4500 students will receive free education in Cholistan

Why are teachers and students upset with their GCSE grades?

The proportion of pupils getting at least grade C in English fell markedly on Thursday as 500,000 pupils received their results for the first time since Michael Gove overhauled GCSEs to make them more rigorous.

Overall the pass rate in English fell by almost two percentage points – from 63.6% in 2013 to 61.7% – but some schools saw their success . . . → Read More: Why are teachers and students upset with their GCSE grades?

Education board revokes affiliation of 4 more sub-standard private colleges

With the announcement of the Intermediate pre-engineering results on Thursday, The Board of Intermediate Education, Karachi (BIEK) has revoked affiliation of four more private colleges that have failed to improve on their ‘zero per cent’ results over the last four years.

The colleges are Clifton High . . . → Read More: Education board revokes affiliation of 4 more sub-standard private colleges

Why did PM Modi talk about toilets on India’s Independence Day

(By M K Bhadrakumar) The Delhi-based elites would most probably snigger at PM Narendra Modi’s first Independence Day speech today from the ramparts of the Red Fort. They’d probably feel ashamed that the leader of an emerging superpower who is acclaimed as the Iron Man, should have plunged headlong to speak about toilets and . . . → Read More: Why did PM Modi talk about toilets on India’s Independence Day

How America is crumbling from within

Editor’s note: This story is part of a Special Report on the global youth unemployment crisis, “Generation TBD.” It’s the result of a GroundTruth reporting fellowship featuring 21 correspondents reporting in 11 countries, part of a year-long effort that brings together media, technology, education and humanitarian partners for an authoritative exploration of the problem . . . → Read More: How America is crumbling from within

How long will Ishaq Dar lie to the nation

Addressing a news conference on government’s one-year performance on 6th August, 2014, Finance Minister was highly selective in dishing out figures to show that the economy has made a steady progress during the tenure of the present dispensation. According to him, privatisation process was moving forward in a transparent manner and tax and power sector . . . → Read More: How long will Ishaq Dar lie to the nation

Canada to donate 1,000 doses of experimental Ebola vaccine to curb the growth of the virus in West Africa

Canada says it will donate up to 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to help battle the disease’s outbreak in West Africa.

It comes after the World Health Organization said it was ethical to use untested drugs on Ebola patients.

However, experts say supplies of both the vaccine, and experimental drug . . . → Read More: Canada to donate 1,000 doses of experimental Ebola vaccine to curb the growth of the virus in West Africa

Greed behind the private schools

As I read a story to my year 1 pupils, I felt a whack on my arm. I knew immediately that it was Sara, a girl in my class with autism. But I couldn’t say that because if I did she might leave, and the private school l worked for was worried about losing out . . . → Read More: Greed behind the private schools

AIOU signs agreement with US academy to provide educational facilities to American Muslims

The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and Baytul Iman Academy New Jersey (USA) signed an agreement on Wednesday to provide educational facilities to American Muslims and overseas Pakistanis for learning and promoting Islamic knowledge as per the teachings of Quran and Sunnah.

It was decided that . . . → Read More: AIOU signs agreement with US academy to provide educational facilities to American Muslims

Brain disorders amount to 13% of global disease burden

Brain disorders including mental, neurological and substance-use conditions amount to 13 per cent of the global burden of disease, surpassing both cardiovascular disease and cancer. Many of these disorders are preventable and treatable if we act without delay.

Shifa’s consultant and head of neurology department Dr. Maimoona Siddiqui stated this while . . . → Read More: Brain disorders amount to 13% of global disease burden