Tag Archives: Schooling

Ebola-hit Liberia delays schooling

Liberia’s delays the planned re-opening of the country’s schools, saying they are not not yet fully prepared to prevent the spread of Ebola.

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Balochistan: In a big province, an even bigger push to fix a schooling crisis

QUETTA:  If you have a chief minister who also runs the education department, you can be guaranteed Balochistan will give this area a big push, and rightly so. Spending on primary schools alone will be Rs29 billion this financial year—even more than law and order—out of the 215-billion-rupee budget, according to the provincial secretary for education, Abdul Saboor Khan. The ...

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Free schooling: Evening classes proposed for out of school children

LAHORE:  The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) announced last week that it would be piloting evening classes to educate the needy children under the Education Voucher Scheme. Speaking to The Express Tribune, PEF Additional Director Communications Qudratullah said more than 160,000 children were currently getting education under the same scheme. “We have granted permission to partner schools to hold evening classes ...

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Education for all: ‘Free schooling bill to be tabled in May’

LAHORE:  Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan said on Friday the Punjab cabinet had approved a bill for the right to free and compulsory education. Speaking to The Express Tribune, he said the legislative process would be taken forward when the bill was put before parliamentarians during the next Punjab Assembly’s session. The bill, he said, had incorporated suggestions and ...

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Right to schooling: ‘Public interventions improving private education’

LAHORE: “Education helps foster universal principles of peaceful coexistence and respect for humanity, and free quality education is the right of every child in the country”, Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) Chairman Raja Anwar said on Sunday. He was speaking to a 12-member delegation of PEF partner school principals at his residence. He claimed that the PEF schools had been performing well ...

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Education reform: Punjab inching towards free and compulsory schooling

LAHORE:  The Punjab government has moved towards legislation for free and compulsory education of children between the ages of five and 16. A week ago the cabinet approved a draft, including strategies for educating out-of-school children and the inclusion of non-formal education, The Express Tribune has learnt. Article 25-A of the Constitution provides the right but after the 18th Amendment ...

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Schooling on wheels: Driven by the will to teach, mobile schools find their way

KARACHI:  The Citizens Education Development Foundation (CEDF) has one goal, “Functional literacy for all”, and if students can’t come to their schools, they take the school to the students — literally. The foundation purchased their first bus in 1993 which was converted into a mobile school. The purpose of the bus is to deliver education to children in katchi abadis ...

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Professionals ‘move for schooling’

Around one in three (32%) professional parents in England has moved to an area which they consider to have good schools, research by the Sutton Trust suggests.

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Schooling dropouts: AIOU, Punjab govt to educate one million within five years

ISLAMABAD:  Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has promised full support for Allama Iqbal Open University’s (AIOU) initiative to run an open schooling system to educate 1 million dropouts in the province within five years. He conveyed this message during a meeting with AIOU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nazir Ahmed Sangi on Wednesday. The university has already prepared a draft plan for ...

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