Medical College in Multan receives 200000 trees

MULTAN: Dean of Diplomatic Corps and Ambassador of Argentina to Pakistan Rodolfo Martin Saravia on Tuesday said 200,000 trees would be planted at Nishtar Medical Institute (NMI) under the Green Multan project.

He was talking to newsmen after a briefing at the Committee Room of the NMI.

He said Green Nishtar was a pilot project under . . . → Read More: Medical College in Multan receives 200000 trees

Total number of Public Libraries in Pakistan is 200

(by Nadeem Haque) At a couple of recent conferences in the US, I raised the issue of the government’s lack of sensitivity to developing community goods.

My example was the lack of public libraries in Pakistan. I said that there are no public libraries in our cities. In fact provocatively, I often say that “Lahore has . . . → Read More: Total number of Public Libraries in Pakistan is 200

Pakistan collapsing education sector

Twenty-five million school-aged children are out of school in Pakistan. The country ranks second highest on a ranking of countries with children out of school. Three years ago Pakistan declared an ‘education emergency’ and passed a constitutional amendment to make education a fundamental right of each child between the age of five and 16. Since . . . → Read More: Pakistan collapsing education sector

Swat celebrates inauguration of new school

PESHAWAR: Corps Commander Lieutenant General Khalid Rabbani has reiterated the army’s commitment to promoting education and highlighted its connection with lasting peace in conflict-riddled areas.

While addressing the inauguration ceremony of a model school reconstructed by army engineers in Mingora on Sunday, Rabbani said the army is actively involved in nation-building projects in areas cleared by . . . → Read More: Swat celebrates inauguration of new school

HEC braces for probable Rs 5 billion cut

Higher education can have high value in Pakistan but not funds, it seems.

Dawn has learned that in the new financial year, beginning in July, the recurring budget of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) may be cut by Rs5 billion from the Rs39 billion the federal budget for the current financial year allocated it.

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Sad state of schools in Swat

(By Sherinzada) SWAT: Fifteen-year-old Aitizaz Khan is different from other students his age. Unlike most peers in the cities and towns of the country, he walks a long distance every day to go to school, as the educational institutes in his own village are either closed down or devoid of teaching staff.

The village of Jalo is . . . → Read More: Sad state of schools in Swat

Sexual assaults: US colleges and Universities not safe

Last Thursday, several thousand high schoolers went online to learn they’d been admitted to Dartmouth, Harvard and other top Ivy League colleges.

This month, as they weigh the academic programs, campus offerings and financial packages of the schools offering them admission, those 18-year-olds might reasonably consider another metric: how the school in question . . . → Read More: Sexual assaults: US colleges and Universities not safe

Why parents shouldn’t help kids with home work

One of the central tenets of raising kids in America is that parents should be actively involved in their children’s education: meeting with teachers, volunteering at school, helping with homework, and doing a hundred other things that few working parents have time for. These obligations are so baked into American values that few parents stop to . . . → Read More: Why parents shouldn’t help kids with home work

How higher education ought to be: Chomsky

That’s part of the business model. It’s the same as hiring temps in industry or what they call “associates” at Wal-Mart, employees that aren’t owed benefits. It’s a part of a  corporate business model designed to reduce labor costs and to increase labor servility. When universities become corporatized, as has been happening quite systematically over the last generation as . . . → Read More: How higher education ought to be: Chomsky

30 Education complexes developed in Karachi

KARACHI: The Education Department of Karachi has developed 30 different educational complexes, each comprising three to four government schools functional on single premises, in mid and low income localities of the metropolis.

The School Complex Project, expected to encompass all government and nationalized schools across Karachi, has been initiated under World Bank sponsored School Education . . . → Read More: 30 Education complexes developed in Karachi