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Education reforms in Sindh leading to improvement, but not nearly enough

KARACHI: The Government of Sindh has invested in a substantial number of reforms that have been significant in addressing various gaps in education service delivery. But these reforms need to speed up to sustainably address the plethora of problems that ail the province’s education system. This was highlighted in “2013-2018 Five years of education reform: SINDH…

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Govt particularly focused on women empowerment, girls education: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday said the Pakistan Muslim League-N government, was particularly focused on women empowerment and girls’ education through PM’s Youth Programme. In a meeting with a group of students from Husamiyah School and Saifiyah School of Karachi at PM Office here, the prime minister said that educating girls was of…

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Watch: Panelists discuss situation on female literacy at #KhiLF 2018

A session on female education was held at Karachi Literature Festival 2018 in which panelists Sania Saeed, Sidra Saleem, Zaitoon Kareem and Nadia Naviwala spoke on the condition of female literacy in Pakistan.

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KLF 2018: Speakers discuss female education in Pakistan

By: Muhammad Raza Haidery Karachi Literature Festival is underway and Beach Luxury Hotel and sessions on different issues of the country are being held in which renowned national and international speakers and personalities are giving their expertise. The event is all about literacy and female literacy is one of the main issues in the country….

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This woman vowed to transform lives of street children after APS attack

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. Syeda Anfas Ali, the founder of the Footpath School Karachi, took this saying as her life’s mission statement and vowed to transform lives of underprivileged children. She says 2014 APS attack…

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Daughter of ex-CM asked me to close footpath school: Anfas Ali

Syeda Anfas Ali Zaidi, how is running a school for street children in Karachi under her NGO, has claimed that Naheed Durrani, the daughter of former chief minister Qaim Ali Shah, has asked her to either hand over the school to Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) or shut it down. Watch her views…    

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Future of ‘footpath’ school children at risk

Syeda Anfas Ali Zaidi’s NGO, Ocean Welfare Organisation, is running a makeshift school for around 2,000 street children under a flyover in Clifton near the Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine. She has alleged that Sindh government has asked it to either hand over the school with children to the Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) or shut it…

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CJP takes notice of threats to NGO-run school for street children

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, has taken notice of allegations and threats to Ocean Welfare Organization, a non-governmental organization, running a makeshift school for around 2,000 street children under a flyover in Clifton near the Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine. It has been reported that the Sindh government has asked them to…

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Malala and Apple launch partnership to get 100,000 girls into school

NEWS DESK: We have yet another reason to be proud of Malala Yousafzai. According to a report published by The Independent, the world’s most famous CEO and perhaps the most famous – and definitely youngest – Nobel Peace Prize winner could be found on Saturday morning taking tea with a family in downtown Beirut. The…

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Iran bans English in primary schools after leader’s warning

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks as he meets with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and other officials following an earthquake that hit Kermansheh province, in Tehran, Iran November 15, 2017. Leader.ir/Handout via REUTERS DUBAI: Iran has banned the teaching of English in primary schools, a senior education official said, after the country’s Supreme Leader…

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Allama Iqbal Open University website updates admission status 

ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has placed students’ admissions status (Autumn 2017) at its official website. The books and other allied material are being mailed to the enrolled students accordingly, said Director Admissions, here Wednesday. Applicants can check and get confirmation of their admission, visiting at its website. For incomplete forms, registered letters and…

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SU announces admissions in LLB program

HYDERABAD: The Registrar University of Sindh Jamshoro Wednesday announced the schedule for admission to 5-year LLB programme 2018. As per announcement, the admission process has been initiated while last date for submission of admission forms has been fixed as February 4, 2018. The Registrar has also informed that all rules and regulations for admissions laid…

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SU announces date for cancelled Bachelors, Masters papers

HYDERABAD: The Controller of Examinations (Annual) University of Sindh informed on Wednesday that the management has rescheduled the papers of Bachelor and Master’s Regular/External Annual Examination 2018 which could not be conducted due to disturbance and boycott on December 28, 2017. The Controller of Examinations has informed all concerned candidates of B.A., B.Sc., B.Com, B.Sc….

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CM forms committee for reforms in education system

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah reiterating his commitment to overhauling exiting education system in public sector has constituted a committee to review the Sindh School Education Standards and Curriculum (SSES&C) Bill and make recommendations for necessary amendments. He stated this while holding a meeting at the Chief Minister House, said a statement…

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Education is key to progress: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday terming education the key to progress said the pursuit of knowledge must continue regardless of age. He expressed these views in a meeting with students of Rashidabad City of Education and Healthcare, here at Prime Minister’s Office. Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman was…

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FUUAST to hold pre-admission test on Sunday

KARACHI: Entry test for admission in new academic year 2018 for the Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technology will be held on Sunday (December 31). The entry test will be held under the National Testing Service (NTS), said a statement issued here on Thursday. The admit card had been dispatched on the candidate’s home…

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PM Abbasi says Pakistan is on path of prosperity

HASSAN ABDAL: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Wednesday said Pakistan was now on the path of progress with a vibrant democracy and a strong economy and said higher standards in education would take the country further ahead on the path of prosperity. Addressing the 59th parent’s day event here at the Cadet College Hassanabdal, the…

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Islamic schools in Pakistan plagued by sex abuse of children

An AP investigation has found that sexual abuse is a pervasive problem at madrassas, or Islamic schools, in Pakistan. But in a culture where clerics are powerful and sexual abuse is a taboo subject, it is seldom discussed or even acknowledged. PHOTO: AP KEHRORE PAKKA, Pakistan: Kausar Parveen struggles through tears as she remembers the…

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Twin sisters daze Sindh education department

  Watch this report on how twin sisters from Hyderabad confused education department with their ‘smartness’.

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Urdu language included in curriculum of Ukrainian university

ISLAMABAD: Ukrainian Ambassador in Pakistan Volodymyr Lakomov on Friday said that the state language of Pakistan, Urdu has been included in curriculum of top rating Ukrainian university. In a press statement, the ambassador said that the decision in this regard was taken by the Board of the Kyiv National Linguistic University (KNLU) for promotion of…

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5,000 teachers to be recruited in Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Education and Literacy Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar Thursday said that Sindh Education department will soon recruit over 5000 teachers of Science, Maths, Computer Science and English subjects in order to meet the shortage of the teachers in these subjects. This he said while presiding over a meeting here in his office,…

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