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CDA and UNFPA sign agreement for youth peer education

CDA and UNFPA sign agreement for youth peer education

LAHORE – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Pakistan has signed a “Letter of Understanding” with a national youth led organization, Chanan Development Association (CDA) to strengthen Youth Peer Education Network (Y-PEER) in Pakistan as well as carrying out multiple youth development activities across the country.
The activities includes conducting National Training of trainers’ workshops for young trainers to equip youth lead organizations to execute peer education

Education only mechanism of eradicating terrorism: Naek

KARACHI – Education is the only mechanism of eradicating terrorism and ensuring that peace prevails, said Senate Chairman Farooq H Naek on Monday at the book launch of “Hassanally Effendi: The founder of Sindh Madressahtul Islam” held at a local hotel.
The book on Khan Bahadur Hassanally Effendi has been written by Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, principal of the Sindh Madressahtul Islam (SMI) College, as a tribute not only to the founder of an educational institution but also a man

FPSC shows concern over falling education standards

ISLAMABAD – Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) has shown its concerns over what it called the deteriorating standards of education as 133 posts in BS 16-20 could not be filled in 2009 for lack of suitable candidates.
According to the details given in the FPSC annual report filed in the Senate on Friday, suitable candidates with required qualifications were not available or the people having such qualifications did not apply for these posts. A reason could be that better

Mujahid Kamran wants 4pc of GDP for education

GUJRANWALA – Punjab University Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Mujahid Kamran has said that at least 4 per cent of the GDP should be spent on the education sector for the development of the country.
Addressing the second convocation of GIFT University Gujranwala, he said education had never been on the priority of any government and this attitude should change to maintain Pakistan’s status of solo nuclear power of the Muslim world. Board of Governors President Muhammad Anwar Dar and

‘Promotion of education is Punjab govt’s priority’

HAFIZABAD – Punjab Education Secretary Muhammad Aslam Kamboh has said that the provincial government is spending billions of rupees on the promotion of education as it was its first priority. He was addressing a meeting held here at education office on the other day.
He called upon the officers of the education department to perform their duties honestly, in a professional manner and with the spirit of serving the nation. He directed the teachers to ensure 100 per cent enrolment

No funds for technical education and vocational training

KARACHI – The Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA), which was established by the present government, lacks funds to improve its Technical, Education and Vocational Training (TEVT) system.
Moreover, STEVTA officials recently approached the World Bank (WB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for financial assistance to successfully manage the authority’s affairs and ensure its effective working, well-placed sources in the Sindh government

Governor clings on to secondary, intermediate education boards

KARACHI – Sindh Governor Ishratul Ebad is seemingly intent on retaining control over secondary and intermediate education boards of the province, with an amendment to the to Sindh Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education Ordinance-1972 returned to the Sindh Assembly (SA) for reconsideration.
The governor’s message was present before the SA session on Monday, with Sindh Law Minister Ayaz Soomro requesting Acting Speaker Shehla Raza to defer the matter till the next session.

NA body set to oppose devolution of Education Ministry

ISLAMABAD – The National Assembly Standing Committee on Education has decided to forward its recommendations in next two days to the implementation committee against the devolution of the ministry of education under the 18th amendment.
This was decided in the meeting on Monday under the Chairmanship of Abid Sher Ali. Abid Sher Ali, talking to reporters, said within next two days he would present unanimously passed recommendations of the committee to Senator Raza Rabani, chairman

POWER MISUSE, LAX ATTITUDE – CM cracks down on ‘corrupt’ education EDO

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday suspended Education Executive District Officer (EDO) Lahore Dr Muhammad Arshad for negligence in his duty and alleged corruptions in the Education Department, Pakistan Today learnt on Sunday.
CM took this action when he was visiting a government school in Chacho Wali Baidian Road and found that school was working without proper facilities, infrastructure, non availability of proper furniture and EDO was not providing

Challenges can’t be tackled without education: Nawaz

LAHORE – PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has said that the challenges of 21st century cannot be tackled without increasing the literacy rate and promoting quality education.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony of Daanish School in Rahim Yar Khan on Thursday, Nawaz said Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was making commendable efforts for the uplift of the education sector and the project of Daanish Schools would prove a milestone in this regard.
He said Daanish Schools would

Education minister lauds CM’s education reforms

LAHORE – Punjab Education Minister Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has stated that the provincial government under the sagacious leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Shahbaz Sharif has for the first time in the country’s history introduced far-reaching reforms in education sector for improving quality of education and literacy rate to radically uplift socio-economic conditions of people.
He was addressing participants of one-day seminar on “Regional Economic Cooperation in South Asia”

CIN MD stresses need for modern education abroad

LAHORE – There are a lot of opportunities for students in the US and Europe for education abroad, giving a great deal of exposure to them, said Career International Network (CIN), Managing Director and migration legal advisor Izhar Ahmed Khan while talking to Pakistan Today. He said Canada, UK and Australia have amended immigration rules with new rules helpful to skilled and professional individuals who should consider immigration a viable option for a better future.
CIN has been

Education Department least bothered about replacing retiring VCs

LAHORE – The Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) seems unconcerned about replacing retiring vice chancellors (VC) of six public-sector universities who would be leaving their posts by end of February, Pakistan Today has learnt. VCs of six main stream public-sector universities including the Bahauddin Zikriya University (BZU), Multan, Government College University (GCU), Lahore, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Multan, University of Sargodha, Lahore College for Women University

Sex education an ‘attack’ on religious freedom: pope

VATICAN CITY – Sexual and civic education in schools in Europe is an “attack” on religious freedom, Pope Benedict XVI said on Monday in a traditional annual address to foreign diplomats to the Vatican.
“I cannot remain silent about another attack on the religious freedom of families in certain European countries which mandate obligatory participation in courses of sexual or civic education,” the pope told the ambassadors.
He said such courses “convey a neutral concept of the

In KP and FATA, girls are denied education

PESHAWAR – Khwendo Kor, a non profit non governmental organization, is vigilant to the plight of women and children, this was stated by Rohi Bano, the regional manager of Khwendo Kor while talking to Pakistan Today.
She said the organisation has been cautious to monitor the human rights situation in the country, especially the problems being faced by the woman and children in the backward areas of KP and FATA.
She said the Khwendo Kor has carried out surveys to assess the

Seminaries should impart modern education’

LAHORE – Religious seminaries’ students can play an active role for establishment of a balanced society by acquiring modern education, Senior Advisor to the Punjab CM Zulfiqar Khosa said on Friday.
He was talking to Durban University Professor Dr Syed Salman Nadvi and others at the Jamia Ashrafia. Khosa said that introducing science and computer subjects in curriculum of religious seminaries had fulfilled demands of present times.
The Punjab CM’s advisor said that the

EDUCATION MINISTRY’S DEVOLUTION – Centre hesitant to relinquish authority, say educationists

Lahore – According to some notable educationists, the education ministry’s devolution plan may fall flat on its face because some people in the federal government do not want to give up their authority, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The federal government was supposed to transfer the education ministry’s powers to the provinces, as mentioned in the 18th amendment. The stakeholders in the federal capital seem united, not to surrender their powers; including curricula and national