Gordon Brown announces project for school security in Pakistan

United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown announced on Wednesday a 1,000-school pilot project in Pakistan under the Safe Schools Initiative to access risk preparedness of school and generate recommendations for school and community safety. “I can announce today a 1,000-school pilot in Pakistan in a partnership between the government, More...

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‘Barring girls from education is against Islam’

Resolutions for legislation have been presented in the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) against barring daughters from education in the name of Islam as well as baseless marriage traditions like dowry. This was More...

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Michelle Obama in Japan to promote girls education

TOKYO: Michelle Obama arrived in Japan on Wednesday afternoon on her first visit to the country, as part of a trip to highlight the importance of girls’ education. The first lady, who stepped off a US government More...

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Objections raised over education dept’s demand for Rs7bn funds

PESHAWAR: The Planning and Development Department (P&D), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has expressed reservations about a proposal to give over Rs7 billion to the Elementary and Secondary Education (E&SE) Department More...

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The crisis of primary education

By Dr Hafiz A Pasha Pakistan’s literacy rate is currently 57 per cent. This is lower than the literacy rates of Bangladesh and India. The rate is currently rising by less than one percentage point per annum. At More...

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Tackling the poor quality of teaching

By Asghar Soomro The writer has worked with the Intermediary and Public Private Partnership on Education Fund for Sindh Recruitment, management and professional development of teachers have become the most difficult More...

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Concern on delay in making Urdu official language of Pakistan

KARACHI: Expressing concern on inordinate delay in making Urdu sole official language of Pakistan Patron in Chief Tehreek e Nafaz e Urdu Dr Syed Mubeen Akhtar said on Friday that the history never pardons the nations More...

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Ethnic Koreans rally in Japan for education subsidies

Hundreds of ethnic Korean students rallied in Tokyo Friday calling for the return of Japanese state subsidies for schools funded by a pro-Pyongyang group. The group were protesting a 2013 move when Japan stopped More...

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Pakistan’s mediocre classrooms

By Ally R Memon The writer is a doctoral researcher associated with the European Commission Propound Project and teaches at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland When one contrasts the potential of Pakistan’s More...

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Indian Nobel winner says govt meddling in universities

Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen has resigned as chancellor of an Indian university, accusing the government of political interference in higher education. Sen spearheaded the revival of Nalanda University More...