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Taliban plans to remove subjects contradicting Islam and Sharia from curriculum

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education has announced that some subjects that are contrary to Islamic law will be excluded from the higher education curriculum in the country. Private universities and other institutions of higher learning in Afghanistan reopened about a week

Pakistan observes international day to protect education from attack

GENEVA: International Day Against Attacks on Education is being observed around the world today as the United Nations is committed to making the world of students safer. According to details, the International Day for the Protection of Education from Terrorism

International Literacy Day: Pakistan has second-lowest literacy rate in South Asia

International Literacy Day is celebrated today all over the world including Pakistan. A report by the Sindh Education Department and the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) revealed that Pakistan has the lowest literacy rate after Afghanistan. The report stated that

IBA Karachi reopens for students, aims to ensure academic normalcy

KARACHI: The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi reopened for physical classes after a period of 18 months. The IBA management was ecstatic to welcome the students back on campus after a period of online learning. The Executive Director, IBA

Lebanese-American author publishes book for Pakistani children based on ‘good and bad touch’

RAWALPINDI: A Lebanese-American named Jasmine Abraham author has published a book for children based on ‘good touch, bad touch’. The Lebanese-American, who lives in Pakistan with her husband and two children, regarding the book said that she published the book

Federal and private schools unite against Sindh govt decision of closing institutes

KARACHI: Schools in Sindh have been closed due to coronavirus while federal and private schools have united against the decision of the provincial government. According to details, the issue of opening schools across Sindh, including Karachi, has become more complicated.

As covid cases surge, Sindh govt closes educational institutions till Aug 30

KARACHI: Following the proposal of the Sindh Health Department, the provincial government has announced to keep educational institutions close till August 30. Addressing a press conference in Karachi, the Sindh Chief Minister said that schools in Sindh would not be

Do you support PM Khan’s single curriculum for educational institutes?

Prime Minister Imran Khan recently launched the first phase of the Single National Curriculum. According to the prime minister, it was his vision to bring a uniform syllabus and end the class-based education system in the country. The motive of

IBA Karachi launches Master’s of Science in Development Studies

KARACHI: The Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi on Thursday announced the launch of a Master’s of Science in Development Studies programme commencing in Fall 2021. The programme will be spread over four semesters with a total of 30 credit

Punjab govt announces reopening of schools from June 7

LAHORE: Education Minister Punjab Murad Raas has announced that all private and public schools in the province would reopen from June 7, in a staggered manner. According to a notification from the school education department, the following conditions will be

Govt to conducts exams of only elective subjects for 10th-12th: Shafqat

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood has said students of 10th and 12th across the country would be assessed on the basis of elective subjects and math this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While addressing a press conference after

Endowment fund set up at IBA to support financially challenged students

KARACHI: The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) has announced the establishment of the ‘Siraj Kassam Teli Endowment Fund’ to support the financially challenged yet meritorious students at the institute. In a ceremony held at the IBA Main campus, Nusair Teli,

58% Pakistanis see accountancy as an attractive career option: ACCA report

KARACHI: The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) have predicted a decade of opportunity for Generation Z accountancy professionals and their employers. A new report ‘Groundbreakers: Gen Z and the future of accountancy’ gathered

Shafqat Mahmood dismisses rumours about cancellation of exams

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood has dismissed rumours that the examination for classes 9 and 11 had been canceled. On a social media website Twitter, the minister said that the examination for classes 9 and

FPCCI, Iqra University sign MoU for academic linkages

KARACHI: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) and Iqra University (IU) will work together to create academia-industry linkages and promote the knowledge economy. This was been out in a MoU signed by President FPCCI Mian Nasser

Govt postpones all exams till June 15 amid surge in coronavirus cases

ISLAMABAD: In the wake of a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, the government has postponed all examinations including those of boards and the Cambridge system till June 15. Federal education minister Shafqat Mahmood announced that no examinations will

Sindh Local govt suspends three education directors

KARACHI: Sindh Local Government Board (SLGB) has suspended three education directors in the District Municipal Corporation (DMC) of the city. The suspended directors include Abdul Khaliq DMC West, Sher Ali East and Aslam Khan, Director Education Central. These officers were

Sindh govt delays resumption of classes for secondary students by 10 days

KARACHI: Sindh Education and Labour Minister, Saeed Ghani has announced to delay the resumption of on-campus classes for grades one to eight in the province from April 21 by 10 more days amid rising COVID-19 cases. On a social media

Sindh govt decides to take back education ministry from Saeed Ghani

KARACHI: Sindh government has decided to take back the education ministry’s portfolio from Education and Labour Minister Saeed Ghani over weak performance, sources said on Monday. Sources said PPP’s leadership is not satisfied with the education minister’s performance especially transfers

KU forms committee to seek legal opinion on two-year degree programmes

KARACHI: The Academic Council meeting of the University of Karachi has advised seeking the legal opinion regarding the provincial government advertisement on two years’ bachelor and masters’ degree programs. A five-member committee was constituted in this regard while Professor Dr

Federal govt decides to conduct special audit of colleges, schools

ISLAMABAD: Federal government has decided to conduct a special audit of model colleges and higher secondary schools under the auspices of the Federal Directorate of Education. According to sources, DG Federal Directorate of Education Dr Ikram Ali Malik has decided

Sindh govt announces Rs40m scholarships for university students

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has announced scholarships worth Rs40 million to be awarded to students of public and private sector universities. The chief minister made the announcement while presiding over a meeting of Sindh Higher Education

Blind female Pakistani student wins Oxford University scholarship

QATAR: A visually impaired female Pakistani student, Khansa Maria has been selected as a ‘Rhode’ Scholar from Pakistan for the fall of 2021 at Oxford University. Maria will be pursuing a master’s program in evidence-based policy intervention and social evaluation

Sindh COVID-19 task force recommends closing schools for 15 days

KARACHI: The Sindh task force on coronavirus has proposed the provincial authorities close schools for the next 15 days to limit the spread of COVID-19 cases. The recommendations were given by the COVID-19 task force during a meeting chaired by

Karachi University to launch electric shuttle service

KARACHI: The University of Karachi has announced to launch an on-campus custom-built electric shuttle service. In this regard, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with NTS Logistics to provide six 23-seater roofless commuting vans which would increase in the

KU inks MoU to provide on-campus e-shuttle service

KARACHI: Karachi University (KU) and NTS Logistics have signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide an on-campus custom-built electric shuttle service for students and staff. The MoU was inked by the KU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi and

KU announces MBBS annual exams result

KARACHI: The controller of examinations at the University of Karachi on Tuesday announced the results of MBBS Fourth Professional Annual Examination 2020 and MBBS Second Professional (Modular) Annual Examination 2020. According to the gazette issued, 277 candidates were registered and

Educational institutions in Islamabad closed till April 11

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad administration has announced the closure of all private and government educational institutions in the federal capital till April 11 due to a surge in Covid-19 cases. According to a notification issued by the government on Sunday, all

24th convocation: SSUET awards medals, degrees to 1100 students

KARACHI: The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) has organized its 24th convocation on Saturday. A large number of educationists, scholars, dignitaries, faculty members and students attended the ceremony. On this occasion, at least 1100 degrees were distributed

COVID-19: Punjab University postpones associate degree annual exams

LAHORE: Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, Punjab University has postponed the annual examination of associate degree arts, science part-I and II, which were scheduled to commence from April 01. According to the university spokesman, the decision was taken in