Karachi schools security questioned by SHC

(By Naeem Sahoutra) The Sindh High Court (SHC) directed on Tuesday the provincial home and education secretaries to inform the court about the compliance of its May 25 order regarding the provision of foolproof security to private schools in Karachi.

In its order the SHC questioned the two secretaries as to why they are not . . . → Read More: Karachi schools security questioned by SHC

Education for Refugees; Awaiting the Vital Step

(By Khaled Hosseini) Like millions around the world, I have been moved by the public outcry and spontaneous acts of solidarity towards refugees in Europe. I have been overwhelmed by the support for the efforts of the UNHCR – the UN refugee agency – which has delivered tents, blankets, food and other essential items that . . . → Read More: Education for Refugees; Awaiting the Vital Step

Pakistan’s literacy rate dropped to 58 % in 2013-2014

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

No change in KPK school curriculum

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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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

Anti-graffiti bill approved in Sindh

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

How racism also hurts the supposed beneficiaries

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

Why should we be more articulate

By Ali Nabi Nur

Language has always been a hot topic in any dialogue on education in Pakistan. With six major spoken languages and over three hundred dialects, Pakistan plays host to a plethora of diverse tongues and this has posed many challenges to policy makers. To complicate matters further, one has to deal with . . . → Read More: Why should we be more articulate

Global ‘Malala’ war chest for girls’ education launched

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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Acid attack on female students in Parachinar

By Shaan Khan

It’s the latest cruel tactic in the Pakistani Taliban’s battle to stop girls and women from getting an education: acid thrown in their faces to scar them for life and deter others from following in their footsteps.

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