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Good knowledge helps project country, students image at all levels

The Governor, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Eng Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said, the institutions of higher learning need to fully concentrate upon promotion of education; development of knowledge and strengthening research activities. This aspect, he added, bears great importance to enabling the nation to pace with the present day needs for its …

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Pakistan and China have agreed to increase collaboration for further strengthening existing ties in the field of education. According to Embassy of Pakistan in Paris, this agreement was reached at a meeting between Minister of Federal Education and Professional Training Baligh-ur-Rehman and Chines Minister of Education on the sidelines of …

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Education reform

STEVE Jobs once said, “sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.” Innovation is an adaptive or inventive learning process. By being adaptive, an organisation can produce the same products cheaper to improve profits. By being …

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Special Report: State of education in Pakistan

While the federal and the province governments have been adopting a number of measures to uplift the status of education, there are still impediments that are keeping the masses from reaping the benefits. In a special report on the global education day, The Express Tribune has attempted to gain an insight as to what these impediments …

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‘Inequality, exclusion from governance fuel extremism’

“Extremist ideologies find fertile recruiting grounds in countries where there are high levels of inequality, and in which segments of the population are excluded from participation in governance and economic opportunity,” said Canadian High Commissioner in Pakistan, Perry John Calderwood. This was observed by Calderwood during his keynote address at …

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Irregularities of Rs391m found in education departments

The Punjab School Education Department and the Punjab Special Education Department have been found to have combined irregularities in their accounts of Rs319.31 million, according to the Auditor General of Pakistan’s (AGP) audit report for the year 2015-16. According to the report’s copy available with The Express Tribune, the AGP …

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Book launch: ‘Need of Reforms in Universities in Sindh’ launched at SU

Educationists, intellectuals and public representatives at a book launch on Thursday called for instituting extensive reforms in higher education institutions as a precursor to improve academic standards. Reconstituting existing search committee for appointment of vice-chancellors, completely curtailing the authority of the Sindh governor in these appointments and rectifying the role …

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Remembering Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: our Muslim Marx — II

Their style, their manner, their trade, and their art Twenty years later, the very same Sir Syed sets up the Scientific Society and earns the epithets of kafir and zindiq from the representatives of ancient ruins. Was this intellectual revolution within Sir Syed a mere coincidence or were there any social reasons and dynamics …

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AIOU, UNESCO, JICA pledge to strengthen partnership in education sector

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) will further strengthen their collaborative partnership to promote non-formal learning system, adult education and teaching programmes for drop-out girls. The proposals to this effect were discussed during the visit to …

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