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Govt to bring out of schoolchildren into schools on priority: Shafqat - Pakistan Observer

Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood Tuesday said that the government would bring out of schoolchildren into the schools on priority.
Addressing the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2018 ceremony here, the minister said that the statistics of ASER report was showing improvement in the education sector.
He expressed dissatisfaction over low ratio of literacy rate which is currently only 58 percent. Emphasizing one of the major challenges in education sector, the minister reiterated to improve the literacy ratio in the country. We are launching program in the federal capital under which around 11000 children would be granted admission into the schools, he added.
We are also focusing on the girls’ education aiming at to encourage them in the education field, the minister remarked. He said that more than 20 million out of schoolchildren was a big challenge and added that each and every child should be in school. He said that many parents think that their children do not need education, we have to change this thinking. Mahmood underlined the need for including the skills development in curriculum.
He stressed the need for adopting modern technology in schools for next generations. The minister said the government was bringing uniform education system to eradicate the injustice in education sector. He also lauded the private education sector for their efforts in imparting quality of education to the students.
The minister said we have to do a lot of work for improvement in the curriculum.
The children now wanted to get education in the public sector schools as the condition of these schools was improving, he said.
It was the responsibility of the government to provide education to each and every child; he said adding that the government will ensure its responsibilities in that regard.



48pc of fifth graders in rural districts cannot read a sentence in English: Report - Dawn News

ISLAMABAD: In rural districts of the country, 48pc of surveyed fifth graders in public and private schools cannot read a sentence in English and 44pc cannot read a story in Urdu, Sindhi or Pashto.

This was revealed at the release of the Annual Status of Education Report (Aser) by a private NGO, Idara-i-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) launched on Tuesday.

The formal launch was conducted by Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood.

The 229-page report was prepared in collaboration with the Department for International Development, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund and other partners. According to ITA, it is based on a survey of 154 districts in 4,527 villages, 89,966 households and 260,069 children between the ages of three and 16.

According to Aser 2018, improvement was recorded in the education sector last year but a lot more still needs to be done. It said 47pc of surveyed fifth graders could not do two-digit division.

New survey says 44pc of fifth graders cannot read a story in Urdu, Sindhi or Pashto, 47pc cannot do two-digit division

ITA Chief Operating Officer Baela Raza Jamil shared the findings of the reports with the audience. She said Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Gilgit Baltistan had made progress.

The report points out poor standards of education but when compared to the report for 2016-17, it also points to promising trends in terms of access and quality such as 83pc of children between the ages of six and 16 are enrolled in schools compared to 81pc in 2016.

It says 19pc of children were out of school in 2016 and that this number had decreased to 17pc in 2018.

The report says that 83pc of all children of school going age, six to 16 years, were enrolled in school of whom 77pc go to government schools and 23pc go to private schools- 20pc in formal education and 3pc in madressahs.

It says 37pc of children aged between three and five are enrolled in schools compared to 36pc in 2016.

The report says Azad Jammu and Kashmir is at the top with a 95pc enrolment rate for children between the ages of six and 16 followed by GB and Islamabad with an enrolment rate of 91pc each.

In Punjab, 89pc students are enrolled in schools, 86pc in Sindh, 87pc in KP, 28pc in Balochistan and 72pc in tribal areas.

The report says 32pc of government schools and 11pc of private schools do not have useable water facilities and that 42pc of government schools do not have toilet facilities.

It says 13pc of surveyed private schools also do not have toilet facilities.

It points out that 30pc of public schools and 20pc private schools do not have boundary walls.

Aser 2018 says 88pc of teachers were present in public schools on the day of the survey and the same percentage was present in private schools as well.

Only 28pc of government schools have computer labs and 22pc have smart boards.

Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood said the government has been taking various steps to bring visible improvement in the education sector, such as launching a uniform education system in the country.

The minister said a uniform curriculum and education system is imperative for providing equal opportunities to all students.

He said some elite schools are putting up a little resistance but the education ministry is optimistic it will manage to bring all stakeholders on board for launching a uniform education system.

He said a drive has been started in Islamabad for bringing out of school children into schools and that the initiative will soon be replicated in the provinces as well.

GB Education Minister Ibrahim Sanai, PML-N MNA Mehnaz Akber Aziz and others also spoke on the occasion.




ملک بھر کے سرکاری اسکولوں میں 32 فیصد بچے تا حال پینے کے صاف پانی سے محروم (روز نامہ جناح)

بچوں کے اسکولوں میں داخلوں میں آزاد جموں و کشمیر بازی لے گیا 6 تا 16 سال کے95% بچے اسکولوں میں پڑھتے ہیں


قوم کے بچوں کو سکول تک پہنچانا ، معیاری تعلیم حکومت کی اوّلین ترجیح ۔ وفاقی وزیرِ تعلیم

شرح خواندگی میں مستقل اضافہ ، ہنر مند نوجوان نسل کی ضرورت ، اداروں کی حالت بہتر ، معیاری تعلیم فراہم کرنا ہو گی۔ شفقت محمود


بڑے نجی سکولز یکساں نصاب تعلیم میں بڑی رکاوٹ ہیں ۔ وزیرِ تعلیم کا اعتراف

حکومت کی اولین ترجیح قوم کے بچوں کو سکول تک پہنچانا اور معیاری تعلیم کی فراہمی کو یقینی بنانا ہے۔ شفقت محمود کا تقریب سے خطاب



State of education improving in Pakistan - Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD:According to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2018 released here on Tuesday, 83 percent children aged between 6 and 16 years are enrolled in schools as compared to 81 percent in 2016.

The survey was conducted by Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) in joint cooperation of civil society and partner bodies including Democratic Commission for Human Development (DCHD), Community Research and Development Organization (CRDO), Community Motivation and Development Organization (CMDO), Development Alternatives, Hamza Development Foundation, Society for Human Development and EHED Foundation.

According to the report, 11,000 volunteers visited 154 districts (new districts added in Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan) in 4,527 villages.
The ASER gathered information from 89,966 households and assessed 260,069 children aged between 3 to 16 years.

For the year 2018, the ASER rural survey took into account 196,253 children between 5 to 16 years of age and assessed their competence in local languages (Urdu/Sindhi/Pashto), English, and Arithmetic. The report aimed to see progress or lack thereof with respect to Article 25A of the constitution making education a fundamental right for children between 5 to 16 years of age since 2010 and tracking advancement towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, assessing learning at the lower primary level.

According to the report, proportion of out-of-school children had decreased to 17 percent in 2018 as compared 19 percent in 2016.
The report said that nationally there was a constant gender gap in out-of-school children. More girls than boys have either not been enrolled or have dropped out of school.

Early childhood education was also assessed in the report. It stated that from 2014, the enrolment recorded at 39 percent declined to 37 percent in 2015, 36 in 2016 and rose to 37 percent in 2018 again in rural areas of the country.

The report said that quality of education has improved as compared to the past. The statistics show that 56pc of class five children could read a class two-level story in Urdu/Sindhi/Pashto compared to 52pc in 2016.

In English, 52pc of class five children could read sentences of class two-level compared to 46pc in 2016. For Arithmetic, 53pc of class five children could do two-digit division as compared to 48pc in 2016.
For language (Urdu), Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) with 78pc, Information and Communication Technologies-Islamabad 75pc, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) 58pc and Punjab with 69pc have taken the lead.

For English, AJK with 92pc, Gilgit-Baltistan 63pc, Punjab 65, and KP 55pc were found to be the best in terms of assessment results whereas in Arithmetic too AJK secured 73pc, GB 63pc, Punjab 60pc and KP with 69pc were on the top. The survey also explained that boys were outperforming girls in educational and numerical skills with 47pc able to read at least sentences in Urdu/Sindhi/Pashto as compared to 43pc of the latter.

The ASER rural figures also showed that teachers overall attendance in government schools stood at 87pc as compared to 89 percent in private schools on the day of the survey.
The private school teachers were reported to have better qualifications. As many as 42pc teachers in private schools are graduates compared to 36pc in government schools.



پاکستان میں 42فیصد پرائمری تعلیمی اداروں کے واش رومز ناقابل استعمال ہیں، رپورٹ

اسلام آباد (چوہدری شاہد اجمل/نامہ نگار) پاکستان میں پرا ئمری سطح پر بیالیس فیصد تعلیمی اداروں میں واش رومز قابل استعمال نہیں ہیں، تیس فیصد تعلیمی ادارے چار دیواری سے محروم، بتیس فیصد میں پینے کا صاف پانی میسر نہیں جبکہ اسی سطح کے اڑتالیس فیصد بچے انگریزی کے جملے نہیں پڑھ سکتے، چوالیس فیصد بچے اردو، سندھی اور پشتو میں لکھی کہانیاں پڑھنے کے قابل نہیں، سینتالیس فیصد بچے ریاضی کی آسان ترین ضرب تقسیم نہیں کر سکتے، پاکستان سکولوں سے باہر بچوں کی شرح کے لحاظ سے دنیا میں دوسرے نمبر پرہے پاکستان میں 2کروڑ سے زائد بچے آج بھی سکولوں سے باہرہیں، بلوچستان بشمول فاٹا میں سب سے زیادہ بچے سکول جانے سے قاصرہیں۔ غیر سرکاری تنظیم’’ اثر‘‘ نے ادار تعلیم و آگاہی کے زیر انتظام، شراکت داروں کے تعاون سے اپنی آٹھویں سالانہ رپورٹ جاری کر دی ہے۔ شراکت داروں میں سول سوسائٹی، پارٹنر باڈیز بشمول ڈی سی ایچ ڈی، سی آر ڈی او، سی ایم ڈی او اور دیگر شامل ہیں۔سالانہ رپورٹ کی لانچنگ تقریب آڈیٹوریم پلاننگ کمیشن آف پاکستان ، پاک سیکریٹریٹ میں منعقد ہوئی ۔رپورٹ کے مطابق رضاکارانہ طور پر 11000تربیت یافتہ افراد نے 154اضلاع(بلوچستان اور گلگت بلتستان میں شامل کردہ اضلاع)کا دورہ کیا۔ اثر سروے کے نتائج 4527گائوں میں 89966خاندانوں اور 260069بچوں جن کی عمرتین سے چھ سال کی جمع کردہ معلومات پر مبنی ہے۔ سروے کے لئے 5سے 16سال کی عمر کے 196253بچوں کا اردو، سندھی اور پشتو زبان اور ریاضی کی صلاحیتوں کا جائزہ لیا۔ رپورٹ کے مطابق 2016میں سکول سے باہر بچوں کی شرح 19فیصد تھی جس میںمیں 2فیصد کمی کے ساتھ 2018میں سکول سے باہر بچوں کی شرح 17 فیصدرہ گئی ہے جبکہ تعلیم کے اندراج میں 37 اضافہ ہوا ہے۔ رپورٹ کے مطابق 6-16سال تک کے عمر کے بچوں کی شرح داخلہ 83فیصد رہی، معیار تعلیم کے حوالے سے 2018کی رپورٹ میں مثبت خبریں ملیں، 2016سے اب تک ماوں کی بنیادی تعلیم کے حصول میں 3فیصداضافہ دیکھا گیا،سروے کے مطابق نجی و سرکاری سکولوں میں بیت الخلا کی سہولیات میں 4فیصد اضافہ دیکھا گیا، اثر 2018کے نتائج کے مطابق زبان، انگریزی اور ریاضی میں طالب علم کی اہلیت میں بہتری کی رجحانات ظاہر کرتے ہیں، گورنمنٹ سکولوں میں چھتیس کے مقابلے میں نجی سکولوں میں بیالیس فیصد اساتزہ گریجویٹ ہیں، لڑکے خواندگی اور حسابی مہارتوم می لڑکیوں سے بہتر نتائج دے رہے ہیں۔




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