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General News

Reaching out to children for sake of education

10 alarming statistics about Pakistan’s out-of-school children

The Constitution of Pakistan states that every child has the right to free and compulsory education, yet millions of children in the country remain deprived of their Constitutional right, says a new report by Alif Ailaan, a local alliance for education reform.

How Pakistan Fails Its Children

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — TO truly understand Malala Yousafzai, the youngest person ever to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, we need to understand the place she comes from.

ASER sets about finding disability factor

The language conundrum - The News

Rs 145bn allocated for education in Sindh Budget

Education Budget upholds Govt's priority budget. - The Express Tribune

Parha Likha Punjab: Rs30.9 billion uplift budget for Education. - The Express Tribune

Citizens Reshaping education through evidence:based annual learning accountability initiatives in Pakistan and beyond

University of Cambridge

Thursday 12th June 2014

“Citizens Reshaping education through evidence – based annual learning accountability initiatives in Pakistan and beyond”

A roundtable discussion with:

Monazza Aslam, Visiting Researcher, Institute of Education, University of London

Baela Jamil, Director of Programs Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), Pakistan & Founder of ASER Pakistan

Chair, Pauline Rose, Professor of International Education, University of Cambridge

Details

Citizens of Tomorrow: Sharing experiences in Education from the grass roots

The University of Warwick

Wednesday 11th June 2014

“Citizens of Tomorrow: Sharing experiences in Education from the grass roots”

A roundtable discussion with:

Monazza Aslam, Visiting Researcher, Institute of Education, University of London

Baela Jamil, Director of Programs Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), Pakistan & Founder of ASER Pakistan

Chair, Shaheen Ali, Professor of Law, University of Warwick

Detail

ASER Mentioned in PAKISTAN ECONOMIC SURVEY 2013-14

Regional Conference on Right to Education & Early Childhood Education and Development

Regional Conference on Right to Education & Early Childhood Education and Development;
June-5-6 2014
Movenpick Hotel Karachi


The Foundation for Quality Learning -
Evidence from South Asia

 

Conflict in DI Khan recede journalists freedom

Peshawar – 26 March, 2014 – “Education is the only key to reduce terrorism in the country. The future of Pakistan depends on the immediate education reforms and conflict in Dera Ismail Khan recede journalists freedom. It’s time to take effective steps for making our educational system better, and it can be done only if all the stake holders including government, academia, media and civil society should focus in Education.” This was the consensus at the ILM-o-AGAHI education journalism workshop held for journalists of Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, today.

Media urged to play active role in promoting education

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Media Sciences at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal on Wednesday said that Pakistan’s media should play an active role in promoting education for the marginalised segments of society, as it can help eliminate economic disparity.

5% Children in Azad Jammu & Kashmir still out of School with remaining 95% learning not satisfactory as well

Pakistan’s education reporting in media fairly weak: ILM-O-AGAHI Workshop

Mirpur Azad Jammu & Kashmir – 14 March, 2014 – Pakistan’s education and academia reporting within the industry is fairly weak. Alarming factors contributing to the knowledge deficit is the media’s limited exposure to real challenges of education sector in Pakistan and lack of relevant trainings in the media sector.

Capacity-building talked to highlight academia’s woes

MIRPUR (AJK) (- Pakistan’s education and academia reporting within the industry is fairly weak. Alarming factors contributing to the knowledge deficit is the media’s limited exposure to real challenges being confronted by education sector in Pakistan and lack of relevant training in the media sector.

Pakistan needs more emphasis on education. Mian Imran Masood Ex. Minister for Education

LM-o-AGAHI initiative aims to encourage journalists to create narrative on education: ILM-O-AGAHI Workshop

 

DSC00931Lahore – 01 April, 2014 – “Pakistan today needs more emphasis on education sector and media should also follow suit. Education sector is one of the most neglecting areas in reporting in media. Journalists often find it boring to report or securitize the education sector. Lack of stakeholders interest and commitment to the education sector makes it different for reporters to do follow up on education policy or scrutinize education budget allocation. This was stated by Ex. Minister for Education, Punjab, Mian Imran Masood, at the ILM-o-AGAHI education journalism workshop held in Lahore, today.

EFA - Global Monitoring Report

GMR 2014 Featuring Pakistan & India Results [on page # 90 & 197]

Call the school crisis by its name

This year’s Annual State of Education Report needs to be greeted with more than the usual worried nod. The bad news is not new, but it’s really bad.

We were in rural Uttar Pradesh recently, visiting a programme that Pratham was running.  When we walked into a school, we saw a group of teachers sitting on the verandah, enjoying the mild November sun; the head invited us to sit with them.

India’s crisis of learning

Last week, the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) published by the non-profit Pratham Education Foundation reported some disturbing findings about the state of education in rural India, which still accounts for a little under 70% of India’s population of 1.2 billion.

Community involvement: Back to school - Ismat Riaz

The current year has been ushered in with another girl’s school being blown up in Charsadda. Over the past few years, more than a thousand schools, especially girls’, have been targeted and destroyed by militants.

Destroying schools is meant to pull apart the fabric of society, as a community can build and integrate literacy into its environment through a school. The damage is immense as a school anywhere benefits the community and vice versa.

If we don't educate, there will be no Sindh, no Pakistan

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US Council General Michael Dodman speaks at the inaugural session of the conference on education at a hotel on saturday - White Star

If we don't educate, there will be no Sindh, no Pakistan

US Council General Michael Dodman speaks at the inaugural session of the conference on education at a hotel on saturday - White Star

Student achievement: Teachers’ profiles affect students’ outcomes

LAHORE: “Teachers associated with political parties and those active in unions have a negative impact on student learning,” Monazza Aslam of the University of London, said on Tuesday.

Study questions teachers’ recruitment method

LAHORE: A study on “Teacher Characteristics, Actions and Perceptions: What Matters for Student Achievement in Pakistan” has questioned the Punjab government’s method of recruitment, contending that observable teacher characteristics are not what make teachers effective.

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