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ASER Pakistan (rural) 2010 - Media Coverage

ASER Pakistan (rural) 2010 Sindh Launch

February 02, 2011

Dawn

1) What children learn
Our children are not learning to express themselves in any language. By Zubeida Mustafa


January 31, 2011

Express Tribune

1) The good news, children are going to school, but the bad news is that they can't even read


Express Tribune

1) The good news, children are going to school, but the bad news is that they can't even read


January 28, 2011

The Nation

1) School-going children’s interest fades in Sindh


Dawn

1) Plan to set up education development authority

 

ASER Pakistan (rural) 2010 Punjab Launch

January 26, 2011

The Education Watch Pakistan

1) Rural education in shambles


January 21, 2011

Daily Times

1) Rural children untouched by education dished to them


Punjab Study

1) Study recommends second chance for school dropouts


Dawn

1) Study recommends second chance for school dropouts


Jang

1) A colum in Jang Today

ASER Pakistan (rural) 2010 National Launch

January 19,2011

The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) Pakistan (rural) 2010 was successfully launched in Islamabad at the Planning Commission on January 17, 2011
The report was released by the Mrs. Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Sectors and Vice Chair of the :Pakistan Education Task Force (PETF); Dr. Nafisa Shah Member National Assembly (MNA) and Chairperson NCHD, Dr. Rashid Amjad Vice Chancellor (VC) Pakistan Institute for Development Economics (PIDE), Dr. Saba Gul Khattak Member Planning Commission, Mr .Jamil Bajwa the Director National Education Assessment System(NEAS) Ministry of Education; Mr. Mukhar Ahmed of the Pakistan Coalition of Education (PCE) and Secretary Education AJK amongst other experts from Pakistan. Dr. Madhav Chavan from Pratham Education Foundation, India pioneer of the ASER methodology especially flew in for the occasion urging participants for a follow up program to improve learning levels. He offered support to the cause .

Over 175 members of civil society organizations, teachers, development partners were present. Representatives of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Foundation of Open Society Institute (FOSI) also spoke on the occasion. Partners included National Commission for Human Development (NCHD), DFID, CIDA, OXFAM GB; AUSAID. Plan International and many more. Baela Raza Jamil Director Programs ITA and Coordinator SAFED shared highlights of the report and citizen surveyors shared empowering experiences from across Pakistan.

They are ready for the next five years of conducting ASER from 2010-2015 as a national campaign for EDUCATION ACTION. The launch will be held in all provincial capitals and at least 15 surveyed districts over the next two weeks. Ms.Shahnaz Wazir Ali congratulated SAFED ,ITA and all partners who made ASER Pakistan 2010. She said that this is a wake up call to mobilize lobbies for education reforms and quality improvement from a cross-section of stakeholders. This discourse needs an expanded and multiple platforms respecting the power of what the citizens can do in Pakistan. ASER Pakistan must be repeated each year regularly until 2015. Coverage of the ASER Launch 2010 in Islamabad and Dr.Madhav Chavan’s interview is available at these links below:

Pakistan Observer

1) 40pc girls out of schools in rural areas: Survey


ASER 2010 Pakistan (rural ) Launch News covered by English and Urdu dailies and TV channels

January 18, 2011

Indian academic speaks on quality of education

1) Quality of education say Indian academic speaks


Dawn

1) Rural children untouched by education dished to them
    By Mansoor Malik

2) Survey paints not so pretty picture of school education
    By Mansoor Malik

Express Tribune

1) Grim future: Education system ‘a nightmare’

The Nation

1) Report says 20pc children have no access to schools

Pakistan Observer

1) Half of children unable to read simple Urdu

ASER Pakistan 2010
Coverage of Visit of Madhav Chavan to Pakistan coverage in the news January 17, 2011


January 17, 2011

Dawn

1) Indian academic speaks on quality of education | Latest news

Daily Times

1) Good teachers more important than school infrastructure

Right to Education India

1) 'Good teachers more important than school infrastructure'.

Express Tribune

1) learning-outcomes-no-magic-solution-for-education-ills

 
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