Despite spending slightly over 2% of its national budget on education, Pakistan could not increase its literacy rate in 2013-14 that dropped instead to 58% because of poor showing by the Sindh and Balochistan governments, an official survey finds.
The overall literacy rate, estimated at 60% in 2012-13, has gone down to 58% in 2013-14, . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s literacy rate dropped to 58 % in 2013-2014
The notification to remove three essays from the curriculum is false, the government said on Sunday.
The government ordered the education department to conduct a high-level inquiry to probe the issue. Chairman Textbook Board Dr Himayatullah and Curriculum Director Shabir Hussain said no notification had been issued in this regard.
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Thursday, February 27, 2014 – Karachi—Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan Wednesday ascended Provincial Assembly Bill to provide for prevention of defacement of property and prohibition of expression of matters on walls in the Province of Sindh.
The Act will be called the Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, 2013, shall extend to the . . . → Read More: Anti-graffiti bill approved in Sindh
by TANYA GOLASH-BOZA
In a recent interview, David Leonard argued that white people do not suffer from the structural violence that white supremacy creates. He contends: “As it relates to the criminal justice system, health, economic security, wealth, or education, white people are not hurt by racism.”
I have tremendous respect for David Leonard as . . . → Read More: How racism also hurts the supposed beneficiaries
Pakistan’s educational system is in shambles and needs drastic improvement if we are to face the challenges of the 90s and see the nation successfully into the 21st-century. Much has been said and written about the ills of the system, yet no comprehensive policy or action has been taken to overcome this depressing situation.
. . . → Read More: Pakistan’s Education system emergency
President Asif Ali Zardari Monday announced $10 million for a global war chest to educate all girls by 2015 set up in the name of Malala Yousufzai, the teen education activist shot and injured by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education.
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LONDON – Ziauddin Youasfzai, father of teen education activist Malala Yousafzai’s, was on Sunday named the United Nation’s Special Adviser on Global Education.
Former British prime minister and UN Special Envoy Gordon Brown announced the appointment of Ziauddin as an adviser to assist the UN in getting every child to school by the end of . . . → Read More: Ziauddin Youasfzai to be UN Special Adviser on Global Education