Pakistan population growth and regional security

A growing population affects sustainability on many fronts while its associated insecurities pose real threats to a country like Pakistan. In the modern age, increasing consumption and diminishing resources arising from more and more people on the planet is a political and developmental challenge faced by many governments around the globe. World population . . . → Read More: Pakistan population growth and regional security

Woes of public sector education

By Syed Mohammad Ali

 

Contrary to repeated multilateral and national commitments to provide education for all, and despite terming education a basic human right, widespread illiteracy still remains a daunting challenge, especially across the developing world. The increasing reliance on the private sector in providing education is considered to be one major hurdle preventing . . . → Read More: Woes of public sector education

How the Indian students cheat without shame

Cheating in exams is fairly common in the Indian state of Bihar, but new images have emerged which show just how large-scale and blatant the practice is.

Many students smuggled in textbooks and notes into the examination centres despite tight security – and parents and friends were photographed scaling the walls of test . . . → Read More: How the Indian students cheat without shame

Revised textbooks distributed in KP schools

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Text Book Board has prepared and distributed revised textbooks for the upcoming academic year after coalition partners PTI and JI agreed to syllabus changes after months of intense deliberations.

Things of ‘objection’

JI had raised certain objections over the curriculum approved in 2006. The religious party argued “Islamic chapters” had been removed. . . . → Read More: Revised textbooks distributed in KP schools

Non-Muslim students to get new Ethics text books in KP

Waking up from a deep slumber after decades, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Textbook Board has begun developing books on Ethics as an alternative subject to Islamiat for non-Muslim schoolchildren in the province.

Currently, Islamiat is not compulsory for non-Muslim students at schools. They can opt for Ethics subject in place of Islamiat.

Ironically, the KPTB hasn’t . . . → Read More: Non-Muslim students to get new Ethics text books in KP

An amazing story of a Pakistani village

This is called ‪#‎Pakistan‬. Tando Somro, a village near Hyderabad is a place where the villagers are contributing a lot to make it an ideal place for its habitants. How? Watch this video.

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The need for a multilingual education programme

WE do have a language dilemma on hand, whether we admit it or not.

I attend a ceremony at a school of journalism in Buffer Zone in Karachi where 49 girls are awarded a certificate for the three-month course they had completed supported by scholarships from donors. The language of the proceedings is English and . . . → Read More: The need for a multilingual education programme

The endless sorrow – Peshawar school attack martyrs

The death toll following the massacre at a military-run school in Pakistan his risen to 141 — including 132 children, most of whom were 16 years old or younger. A number of people are taking to social media to express grief and share stories about the victims. Here are some of those who . . . → Read More: The endless sorrow – Peshawar school attack martyrs

Coming back to school after the Peshawar tragedy

By Zaman Faraz

A tragic incident took place in Peshawar, less than a month ago. It was a cold blooded massacre of innocent children who were just seeking to gain knowledge and build a better future for themselves and their parents.

A parent said,”My son was in uniform in the morning. He is in . . . → Read More: Coming back to school after the Peshawar tragedy

Our resolve is stronger than your bullet!

Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif received on Monday children to mark resumption of schooling in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after horrific Taliban-led attack on Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar on December 16 last leaving some 150 people, including 132 schoolchildren, massacred.

“Everyone (is) in high spirit,” a tweet from ISPR chief Maj.-Gen Asif Bajwa quoted Gen . . . → Read More: Our resolve is stronger than your bullet!