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Over a million girls still out of school in K-P

Around one million girls between the ages of five and 16 are still out of school in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Despite claims made by the provincial government a total of 1,519,371 children are out of schools across the province— 1,014,419 girls and 504,952 boys. According to the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education …

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3,000 Afghans students get Pakistan scholarships

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has awarded scholarships to as many as 3,000 Afghan students under Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarship Programme.   These students will pursue their higher education in different universities of Pakistan in various fields including Medicine, Engineering, Agriculture, Management, Computer Science, etc. The scholarships will be awarded …

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Failing our children

THE falling quality of education over the years has exposed the state’s unforgivable negligence. Despite increasing education budgets, the government has been slow to tackle the gargantuan crisis in schools with specific fast-track interventions. Documenting this sorry state of affairs, the latest Annual Status of Education Report highlights the fact …

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SHC seeks details of $70m girls’ education programme

The Sindh High Court on Tuesday directed the Attorney General of Pakistan to submit details of the programme “Let Girls Learn” under which former US First Lady Michelle Obama had pledged $70 million for promotion of girls’ education in Pakistan. A division bench of SHC was seized with the hearing …

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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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