Tag - Education

Sindh to start issuing licenses to teachers

Sardar Shah, the Minister of Education for Sindh, said on Thursday that the government intends to issue licences to teachers in schools and colleges across the province. "Every profession, including lawyers, surgeons, engineers, and others, requires a licence, but teachers do not. We want to change that by requiring licences "He mentioned this to journalists in Karachi after meeting with a group of education reporters. The education minister stated that the government would complete the legal requirements and pass the bill in the next months, although he did not provide a specific timeline.  

Punjab Education Minister announces new school dress code

Punjab Education Minister Murad Ras has ordered that boys wear caps and girls wear dupattas or scarves in government schools. He also urged that private schools enforce the new dress code during a press conference. He said that the Quran was being taught in schools for the first time in Pakistan's history. He stated that pupils in grades 1 to 5 would be taught Naazra Quran (reading) and students in grades 6 to 12 would be taught translation and explanation.  

Pakistani Universities make it to Top 100 in Asia

The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings for 2022 have been released, with 29 Pakistani colleges among the top 500 in Asia. For the fifth year in a row, the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) was ranked top among the 47 Pakistani universities on the list. With a score of 46.8, Quaid-i-Azam University is the second-best Pakistani university on the list and the 94th-best university in Asia. The third, fourth, and fifth places are taken by Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), COMSATS University Islamabad, and the University of Punjab, respectively.  

Punjab University decides to end Master’s Program

The University of Punjab has decided to stop all Master's degree programs in the future. The decision was made by a committee of deans, and it was also communicated to the university's associated institutions. Private and ordinary students will no longer be provided the program beginning next academic year; instead, students will be admitted in the fifth semester. To decide on the alternative program structure, a committee has been created.

UN: Taliban to set forth plans for girls’ education soon

After four weeks of Afghan boys receiving secondary education but not girls, the Taliban will establish a framework that allows girls to attend school in Afghanistan "soon," according to a top UN official. Unicef deputy executive director Omar Abdi stated at UN "The de facto minister of education told us that they are working on a framework, which they will announce soon, that will allow all girls to go to secondary school, and we are expecting that to happen very soon"

Mubasher Lucman attends APPSA event

Mubasher Lucman, a senior journalist and anchorperson, was the Chief Guest at the All Pakistan Private Schools Association's Teachers' Day event, where he handed certificates and expressed his thoughts on the occasion. International Teachers' Day is observed every year on October 5th.  

MS, PhD scholarships for world’s top-ranked universities announced by HEC

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) awarded MS and PhD scholarships for the world's top 100 colleges on Sunday in a variety of subjects. In the fields of computer science, artificial intelligence, data science, software engineering, and information technology, the HEC awarded MS and PhD scholarships. Under the “Advanced Skills Development through International Scholarships,” a prime minister's Knowledge Economy Task Force (KETF) initiative, the scholarships will be awarded for Fall 2021 and Spring/Fall 2022 sessions at top-ranked foreign universities.  

Almost 24% of educated people are unemployed: PIDE

Monday, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) in a meeting with the Senate Standing Committee on Planning and Development presented a report disclosing that nearly 24% of the educated youth is jobless while govt claimed it to be 6.5%. It also stated that more than 40% of educated women were also unemployed countrywide.

Sindh Education Foundation Launches Project for Youth

KARACHI, Oct 17 (APP): The Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has formally launched the Youth Education, Employment, Empowerment Project (YEEEP) to educate, train, employ, and empower 15,000 in the province. It further said that the project was duly approved by the Chief Minister Sindh/Chairman SEF Board of Governors, said a statement released here on Saturday.