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Education authority yet to get powers

The District Education Authority established in 36 districts of Punjab is yet to get powers to start functioning. The Chief Executive Officers Education have also been appointed, however, they have not been informed about their powers, while the rules of business have also not been defined yet. The CEO has …

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Call for fighting intolerance with peace education

Speakers at conference here on Tuesday stressed on peace education in schools saying this could help address intolerance in the society by making the younger generation appreciate religious, cultural, and linguistic diversity. They were speaking at a daylong conference on `Fostering Culture of Peace through Education’, which had been jointly …

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Academia should connect with communities

The entire concept of education should be revisited so that it could help bring about societal reformation. This was suggested by scholars at the second International conference on ‘Rethinking education for social change’ at the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) on Friday. The conference is aimed at initiating dialogue among …

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Corruption in Madrassah Education Board: NAB, FIA to investigate

The Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs and Inter-Faith Harmony on Friday directed National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to probe financial and administrative matters of Pakistan Madrassa Education Board (PMEB). The meeting of the committee was held here in the Parliament House under the chair of …

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NA body approves bill for Quranic education from class 1 to 12

National Assembly Standing Committee on Federal Education and Professional Training on Wednesday unanimously passed the Compulsory Teaching of the Holy Quran Bill, 2017. The committee met here at the Parliament Lodges under the chairmanship of MNA Col (Retd) Dr Amirullah Marwat. Chairman of the committee said the Compulsory Teaching of …

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Pakistani students below par in maths and science

Schools in Pakistan, especially those run by the government, are producing students with alarmingly low levels of learning in key subjects such as mathematics and science, representing a significant and deep-rooted challenge to the country’s economic growth. Students in Islamabad, while having mean scores in maths closer to the national …

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Empowering Youth through International Education

Education USA at the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) celebrated International Education Week (IEW) in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi as part of their ongoing efforts to foster cultural and educational exchange. The number of Pakistanis studying in the United States for the 2015-2016 academic year rose significantly to …

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