“Please vacate our schools”, students protest in Islamabad

Dozens of students, some in uniform, and parents gathered in front of Islamabad Model College for Girls F-10/2 demanding opening of their schools. Thousands of policemen from the provinces brought in by the government to control protesters have been living in around twenty-seven schools and colleges for the past one month. “Please vacate our schools,” . . . → Read More: “Please vacate our schools”, students protest in Islamabad

Pakistan should study Indian education reforms

That was the question a little girl asked out loud about the woman who had accompanied her schoolmate to a birthday party. In any segment of the Indian urban population, the visual distinction between mothers and maids is sacred. The maids look impoverished and servile, and in a room filled with the master class they . . . → Read More: Pakistan should study Indian education reforms

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

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

Kaghan Memorial Trust – Sponsor a Child

The Kaghan Memorial Trust (KMT) is looking for individuals and organizations to sponsor the children studying at the Kaghan Memorial School (KMS). This school offers education, as well as daily lunches, school uniforms and healthcare, completely free of cost to the destitute children of the Kaghan Valley, and it covers the operational costs of . . . → Read More: Kaghan Memorial Trust – Sponsor a Child

Have a glass of sewage water

College students in the garrison city are being forced to drink water tainted with sewage, contaminated due to a faulty sewerage system which has been mixing effluent with the water supply lines in at least eight colleges of Rawalpindi.

A letter available with Dawn reveals that the education department has asked the provincial building department . . . → Read More: Have a glass of sewage water

Increasing opportunities for the disabled

To ensure that everyone is provided equal opportunity, provincial minister Mushtaq Ghani on Thursday announced free education for students with disabilities.

Addressing a conference organised by the Society of Home Economics (SHE) at Archives Hall, Ghani said the government will cover all expenses, including hostel fees . . . → Read More: Increasing opportunities for the disabled