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Corruption in education

The state of education across the country, particularly Sindh, has been rather dismal. There has been no improvement in educational standards despite various programmes by the provincial government and donors agencies due to widespread corruption and misuse of funds. A

NCOC refutes ‘fake’ news of closing schools till Sept 30

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operating Centre (NCOC) has denied rumours of closing schools from September 6 to 30, claiming the news is false. The NCOC took to Twitter to refute rumours that claimed the closure of all public and

Sindh government announces to open all educational institutions from August 23

KARACHI: Sindh Education Minister Sardar Shah has announced to open educational institutions in Sindh from August 23. Sardar Shah has said that only those schools will be open where all the teachers have been vaccinated. The Sindh Education Minister said

Chairman Matric Board waives late fees of favoured schools

KARACHI: Chairman Matriculation Board Syed Sharaf Ali Shah has allegedly started waiving late fees of ninth and tenth class from certain school owners, it has been revealed. It has also been learned that owners of schools in Defence, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and

Covid-19 and education in Pakistan

‘There are 22.8 million children out of schools in Pakistan’. We have been repeatedly hearing this statement on the dismal Pakistani education statistics for the better half of the last decade. With the addition of the unprecedented and difficult situation

Second Colorado school shooter convicted of murder

DENVER: A former student who opened fire inside a Colorado high school in 2019 was convicted of murder for killing a classmate who charged at the gunman to save his classmates’ lives. A jury in Douglas County, Colorado took less

Secondary educational institutions reopen in Punjab, Sindh, and KP

KARACHI: All public and private educational institutions from secondary and above have reopened in Punjab, Sindh, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday. The schools, colleges and universities have been asked to strictly implement the Standard Operating Procedures against COVID-19 to prevent

Remains of 215 children found at former boarding school in Canada

OTTAWA: The remains of 215 children, some as young as three years old, have been discovered on the grounds of a former boarding school set up more than a century ago to assimilate Canada’s indigenous communities. A specialist used ground-penetrating

Decision on closure of educational institutions on Tuesday: Minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood said all education and health ministers will meet on Tuesday April 6 to decide about the reopening or further closing of educational institutions. In a tweet, he said Education and Health Ministers will

Educational Institutes in Pakistan may remain closed: Sources

ISLAMABAD: The sources have informed that educational institutions will likely remain closed for a few more days. According to sources, health department officials said that the second wave of coronavirus is very severe and requires extreme caution. Expressing its concerns,

Teaching of Holy Quran made compulsory in educational institutes

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has ordered all educational institutions to made teaching of the Holy Quran compulsory in their curriculum from next year. Justice Shahid Waheed of the divisional bench passed an order to include the Holy Quran as

KP Assembly passes bill on school bags weight limitation

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Tuesday passed the “School Bags Weight Limitation Bill 2020” aimed to regulate the weight of school bags for children. The bill was presented by Education Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shahram Khan Tarakai on Friday in

Decision on school closure to be taken on Nov 23

ISLAMABAD: Another emergency meeting of inter-provincial education ministers will be summoned next week on 23rd November to decide whether to close schools due to the rising coronavirus cases. Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood convened the meeting where it was

Education institutes to remain open despite rising COVID-19 cases

ISLAMABAD: An emergency meeting of inter-provincial education ministers on Monday decided not to close schools despite the rising coronavirus cases. A meeting held at the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) decided to defer the decision of winter vacations in

Police thrash school headmaster in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: Police entered a government school and brutally thrashed the headmaster in front of the students. The incident occurred at the Government Madrasa Millia Islamia High Shool located in Satelite Town area where Tariq Mehmood Bhatti was serving as the

Education minister warns of hasty decision to shut down schools

ISLAMABAD: Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood on Saturday warned from taking any hasty decision to shut down schools as it would affect education. In a statement on Twitter, the federal minister said that the health of students is the government’s

School girl dies after falling from stairs

KARACHI: As educational institutes reopened on Tuesday, a tragic incident occurred as a girl died after falling from the stairs in her school. The incident occurred at a private school in Ayesha Manzil where 14-year-old student Ariba Asif died after

PM calls for ensuring health safety rules as children return to school

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for ensuring public health safety rules regarding the coronavirus as children return to schools. The prime minister said as millions of children are welcome back to school, it is out priority and collective

463 million children unable to access online schooling: UN

NEW YORK: Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and widespread school closures, at least one-third of students affected around the world lack access to virtual education, according to a UN study. An estimated 463 million children lack the equipment or electronic access

Sindh govt yet to issue notification on promoting students

KARACHI: The government of Sindh has not issued a notification despite the announcement to promote all students without any examinations due to coronavirus pandemic. This decision has been embroiled in bureaucratic complications placing the future of over a million matriculation

Schools reopen in AJK after earthquake

MIRPUR: The schools have reopened after thirteen days in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) today after the earthquake incident. Over 100 schools reopened while 59 others have been advised to change the building to avoid any untoward incident. On September

Burqas distributed at govt school in Mardan

PESHAWAR: Body-shrouding ‘shuttlecock’ burqas were distributed among female students at Girls Middle School in Union Council Palo Dheri of district Rustam in Mardan. The garments were reportedly bought from Rs 100,000 fund by former district councillor Muzaffar Shah. Around Sixty-nine

Islam teaches us both science and humanity: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that Islam and education go hand in hand and it has taught us both science and humanity. While addressing a ceremony on madrassahs held under the Ministry of Education in Islamabad, the prime

KP’s school timings changed due to heatwave

PESHAWAR: The authorities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have decided to change the timings of the government schools due to the latest spell of heat-wave across the province on Tuesday. According to the notification, classes will be started from 7:30 am

KP to employ psychologists in all schools and colleges across the province

PESHAWAR: The member of Provincial Assembly, Ayesha Bano lauds the KP assembly’s resolution of employing psychologists in all schools and colleges of the Province. The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has recently passed a resolution making it compulsory for every

School teacher arrested for beating a student to death

LAHORE: Hafiz Hunain Bilal, a student of class 10, of Lahore’s Gulshan-i-Ravi died on Thursday after allegedly being administered a severe beating by his teacher. Hafiz Hunain Bilal, a student of class 10, was “tortured” by his teacher, as per

Nation to observe ‘Kashmir Hour’ today

ISLAMABAD: The nation will observe ‘Kashmir Hour’ today to express solidarity with the people of Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK). The ‘Kashmir Hour’ will be observed between 12pm to 12:30pm throughout the country and the national anthem of Pakistan and Azad