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National Launch

Report exposes dismal rural education

LAHORE, Feb 1: A survey of students’ learning outcomes in Urdu, English and arithmetic on provinces level shows serious problems in the governments’ approach towards achieving literacy targets, while it highlights the fact that students in Sindh villages are lagging far behind students in the rural districts of Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

Teachers who cannot teach

THE Annual Status of Education Report 2011 (ASER) — the second in a row — that was launched last week should be an eye-opener for those who do not know much about how the children of the ‘other’ learn.

Assesment: Testing times

When I was young I learnt about the four seasons. The next few years gradually made me realise that we actually have five seasons in a year, the fifth season usually befalls in the month of March or August. It is known as the exams season!

Majority of primary-level students cannot read this headline, says survey (TRIBUNE)

ISLAMABAD: 
The children are going to school, but a majority clearing primary level cannot even read second grade texts in Urdu, English or their mother tongue, or perform basic arithmetic calculations, reveals the Annual Status of Education Report 2011.

Schools are an abysmal failure (Dateline Islamabad)

The Annual Status of Education report (ASER) 2011 was released Thursday afternoon at the Planning Commission amidst a diverse panel of industry leaders, politicians, NGO representatives and education analysts.

Pakistan continues to perform extremely poorly in education (PID NEWS)

Islamabad: Federal Minister Riaz Hussain Pirzada said, while addressing the ceremony of annual survey of education report (ASER) at planning commission, “ Pakistan continues to perform extremely poorly in education and we are seen to be off track in terms of meeting the education targets set in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Education for All (EFA). Federal Minister said that according to UNESCO,

Only 42 percent children able to read: report (DAILY TIMES)

ISLAMABAD: Forty-two percent children of the country have the ability to read a sentence in Urdu or in their own regional language, while merely 25.8% are able to read sentences in English, according to a report launched on Thursday at the Planning Commission Auditorium.

Pakistan remains off track in meeting (THE NEWS)

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Professional and Technical Training Riaz Hussain Pirzada on Thursday admitted that Pakistan continues to perform poorly in the education sector and remains off track in terms of meeting the education targets set in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Education for All (EFA).

75pc children unable to read English sentence: report (DAWN NEWS)

ISLAMABAD, Jan 26: As many as 58 per cent children in the country cannot read a sentence in Urdu or in their regional language while 75 per cent are unable to read a sentence in English.

This was revealed in a survey report launched by South Asia Forum for Education Development managed by Idara Taleem-o-Aagahi in collaboration with the Foundation Open Society Institute, Department for International Development, National Commission for Human Development and Oxfam here on Thursday.

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