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Problems in education: SHC CJ takes notice of poor condition of schools

Sindh High Court (SHC) Chief Justice Ahmed Ali M Sheikh called on Wednesday for a detailed report from the education secretary on the conditions of government schools, shortage of teachers and buildings and funds, within one week. Judicial officials told The Express Tribune that the top provincial judge had sought such details …

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‘Career counselling can help resolve student issues’

Career counselling at school level can help in resolving the problems students face after getting degrees from universities. Degree should not be the ultimate goal but creativity also plays a great role in the progress of a country. These views were expressed by the speakers at the seminar on “Building …

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Balochistan govt withdraws Rs1b education funds

The Balochistan government has withdrawn the authorisation for the release of Rs1 billion funds earmarked for the provision of potable water and toilet facilities in government schools across the province where 90 percent institutes lack these facilities. In a letter addressed to the secretary of the Balochistan Finance Department, Planning …

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Education quality in the country still not up to the mark

Despite a renewed focus on education in recent years by the provincial and federal governments, there still appear to be major gaps as far as quality of education is concerned, as a new survey paints a gloomy picture of education standards in schools across the country. The Annual Status of …

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Education spending in G-B

Without being one in the constitutional sense, Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) has some trappings of a province. It presents and approves a budget in its own assembly. However, resources flow through the budget allocated to the Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, not as a share in the National Finance Commission. The …

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Why can’t Pakistan fix education?

Every Pakistani now believes that education is central to economic and social development. And policymakers proclaim it as a top priority. Resource allocation may have been increased but it is not optimal yet. Advocacy groups and media have enhanced awareness about the importance of the improvement in education. However, educational …

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Punjab mulls drastic changes to selection criteria for VCs

The Punjab government may revise ‘teacher vice chancellor’ criteria for appointing VCs at the public universities across the province. If approved by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the public servants and those who have served as chief executive officers (CEOs) of companies may also become VCs. “The 10-member committee, formed by …

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Malala keen to help improve girls’ education in Pakistan

The youngest Nobel Prize winner, Malala Yousufzai, has expressed her keen interest in helping to bring about improvement in girls’ education in Pakistan. This she said at a meeting with Karamat Ali, executive director of the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research, and other Pakistanis in Birmingham, England, early …

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