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Punjab government to spend Rs 5 Billion on 2000 schools

Punjab Education Minister Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said that education is the top priority of the provincial government, and Education Department is strictly following the rules to recruit the employees. The government has recruited 70,000 teachers purely on merit in a transparent manner, he added. He said the government had taken new initiatives in the field of education during four ... Read More »

259 Students receive degrees at the NUST convocation

A total of 259 graduating students of NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science received degrees in the disciplines of Electrical Engineering, Information and Communication Systems Engineering and Information Technology during the 5th Undergraduate Convocation of NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science on Saturday. Academia, government and corporate sector officials, parents of the graduating students attended the ... Read More »

Free education to be provided to 1.3 million underprivileged kids by PEF

Chairman Punjab Education Foundation, Raja Anwar has said that the PEF has introduced cheaper model of education for poor children through public private partnership. This model has resulted in provision of free education to 13 lakh poor and hapless children in the schools near their homes and in this way these students are acquiring education in a respectable manner instead ... Read More »

Endowment fund introduced at UVAS

An endowment fund has been introduced at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) to support academic, research and employee and student welfare activities in the university. UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha said this at a meeting of the Board of Trustees of Endowment Fund of the varsity. He said the income generated from the investment of ... Read More »

Hazara University to be provided financial assistance by USAID

The groundbreaking ceremony for the building of the education faculty at Hazara University was organized on Monday. The project will be completed with the $1.5 million financial assistance of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Hazara University is the first among the seven countrywide universities, where USAID will provide $15 million for raising buildings for education faculty over ... Read More »

Aga Khan University to host its annual awards ceremony

The Aga Khan University Examination Board (AKU-EB) is going to host its annual awards ceremony for high achievers on Wednesday November 14, 2012. The event will bring together students, teachers, principals and parents from across Pakistan to celebrate this year’s outstanding achievements by the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) candidates, motivating them to continue their ... Read More »

Right to Free and Compulsory Education Bill passed by the National Assembly

Pakistan’s National Assembly has passed a bill “The Right to Free and Compulsory Education Bill‚ 2012” on Tuesday to provide free and compulsory education to poor children aged from 5 to 16 years in Islamabad. Under the bill, the government has allotted 10 percent quota for the deprived students in private schools. Speaking on the occasion‚ Minister for Religious Affairs ... Read More »

Youth Initiative Program launched at UoP by World Bank

The World Bank on Monday introduced the three-year Pakistan Youth Initiative Program at the University of Peshawar. A team of the bank shortlisted 25 UoP students for the program after interviews in the day and their hiring will be done after approval by University of Peshawar and the bank. According to WB Country Director Rachid Benmessaoud, under the program, the ... Read More »

Malala Schools to be build in Pakistan

The Pakistani government plans to open special Malala Yousafza schools in her name for poor children in order to honour Malala, the 15-year-old education campaigner shot by Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) gunmen, officials said on Monday. The “Malala Schools” are planned for 16 areas around Pakistan affected by conflict or natural disasters, Nafisa Shah, chairwoman of the National Commission for Human ... Read More »

USAID awards 155 scholarships to ADE students

The US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Teacher Education Project has awarded 155 scholarships to students enrolled in a two-year associate degree in education (ADE) and four-year bachelor’s degree in education programs in Sindh. Together with other projects to rebuild flood-damaged schools and other education initiatives, supporting Pakistan’s goal to have qualified teachers is a significant investment in Pakistan’s future. ... Read More »

Malala Yousafzai likely to be awarded the nobel prize

LONDON: More than 87,000 people have signed a global petition calling for Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, campaigners said on Friday. The 15-year-old is recovering in hospital in Britain after Taliban gunmen in her native northwest Pakistan shot her on her school bus last month for daring to campaign for the right of ... Read More »

Overseas Pakistanis eligible to vote in upcoming elections

Islamabad: Hinting at calling in army for sensitive polling stations, Additional Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Afzal Khan said that 3.7 million overseas Pakistanis now had right to vote. “General elections will be held under supervision of Election Commission and any other institution will be called for assistance only,” he said addressing a news conference. ”It is our first ... Read More »

Pakistani Girls victim of Cyber Crime in Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan is one of those countries of Asia where the usage of latest technology, the Internet and social networking is constantly increasing, and hence affecting hundreds of teenage girls and women. Many of them have tried to commit suicide and confining themselves in their places. According to an FIA report, cyber crimes have been constantly increasing in Pakistan and ... Read More »

Famous Comedian Sikander Sanam passes away

KARACHI: Famous Pakistani stage comedian and parody film maker Sikandar Sanam, who was diagnosed with liver cancer, died on Monday. The comedian was under treatment at Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi in September. He was discharged from the hospital a few days ago. Sanam was known for making parodies of famous movies of the Indian cinema. The comedian is survived by ... Read More »

UNESCO to send 30 Pakistani teachers for training under Mobile Literacy Program

Over 30 teachers with the Literacy and Non Formal Basic Education (LNFBE) Department will be trained through a Mobile Literacy Program (MLP) in collaboration with UNESCO. This copies the MLP projected started by Bunyad Foundation, a non-governmental organization, with UNESCO in 2009. The program is in its third phase, is using mobiles to teach as many as 1,200 people in ... Read More »

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