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

The MBA-mania

The educated in Pakistan are not a very diverse lot. Most of the students nowadays study business-related majors and even those who don’t often end up in corporate careers. Very few pursue liberal arts and other programmes, partly because there aren’t many ready-made career paths that they would want to follow after graduation.

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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