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Chairman HEC on higher education and research in Pakistan

Chairman, Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, Professor Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed has said the current focus of HEC is to improve the quality of higher education and standard of academic research in Pakistan and ensure that the research being produced is beneficial for the nation and society. “The race for rankings and impact factor …

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Community participation necessary to increase literacy rate

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Thursday said no human being could attain socio-economic progress without education. “No nation in the world can attain development and prosperity without the support of education and it is the foremost right of every child which deserves tremendous attention. Education is such an important inheritance which …

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War, poverty stall progress on education rates over past decade: UNICEF

Nearly 123 million children are missing out on school worldwide – a number which has barely changed in the last ten years, prompting the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to call for more investments. Pervasive levels of poverty, protracted conflicts and complex humanitarian emergencies are to blame for the stagnation …

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Trained Educated Teachers Will Be Placed In All KPK Mosques

Auqaf Department was ordered to collect all information on the mosque all around KPK so that government would know what are the requirements and needs for the provision of trained teachers.  Ihsan Ghani, National Coordinator NACTA emphasized the importance of right teaching in order to control extremism in the country. …

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Education for all

For a country’s progress and development, education is the most important tool. In most countries, education till secondary level is provided for free. Unfortunately, in Pakistan, not much attention is paid to education. According to the Pakistan Education Statistics launched by the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) around 44 …

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Academic decay

THE Higher Education Commission under its Faculty Development Programme and scholarships has supported thousands of Pakistani students both at home and abroad in pursuing higher studies, especially PhD programmes. What are the achievements of a large section of PhD qualified faculty members, and research centres heavily funded by the HEC? …

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Pakistan, China agree on student, faculty exchange programmes

Pakistan and China on Monday agreed on people-to-people contacts through students and faculty exchange programmes to further strengthen the relations between the two countries. The agreement was reached during a meeting between Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmad and China Association of Higher Education (CAHE) President DV Yubo …

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Higher education role in development underlined

Director of the Pakistan Study Centre, University of Peshawar, Prof Dr Fakhrul Islam said on Sunday that higher education played a vital role in the development of a nation. He expressed these views at the gathering of alumni of Pakistan Study Centre, University of Peshawar at the University of Chitral. …

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Implementation of Article 25-A remains a dream

Assembly had passed ‘Right to Free and Compulsory Education Bill 2012’ unanimously to ensure free and compulsory education to all the children of age five to sixteen years as enshrined in Article 25-A of the Constitution, but the government did nothing to ensure its implementation despite lapse of several years. …

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