7 common myths about Pakistan dispelled

7 common myths about Pakistan dispelled

Pakistan – It may be one of the most misunderstood countries around and it is certainly easy to see why when you hit the layman’s ceiling of knowledge in about ten seconds. What most people don’t see is what lies beneath the media coverage highlighting just the challenges facing the...

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HEC encourages industries to facilitate students by offering paid internships

HEC encourages industries to facilitate students by offering paid internships

Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has suggested that industries may facilitate a total of six weeks paid internship for practical training of students before completing undergraduate degree, especially in engineering technology, agriculture, veterinary sciences and architecture. According to an official document, HEC has suggested this while preparing interventions for...

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Pakistan’s diminishing ‘Book-reading’ culture

Pakistan’s diminishing ‘Book-reading’ culture

Jerry Seinfeld said: “A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.” Books play the vital role in the character building of an individual and nation. Books expand the horizon of thoughts of its reader. Books tend to change the thought process...

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Pakistani teacher wins Cambridge University’s ‘Dedicated Teacher Awards 2019’

Pakistani teacher wins Cambridge University’s ‘Dedicated Teacher Awards 2019’

Ahmed Saya, a Pakistani teacher from Karachi, has won the Cambridge University’s ‘Dedicated Teacher Awards 2019’. He was among six finalists shortlisted for the award. According to a report quoting the Cambridge University Press website, he was among six teachers shortlisted for the award from across the globe by an esteemed...

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Pakistani leader advocates ‘no homework’ policy for schools

Pakistani leader advocates ‘no homework’ policy for schools

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan, Naeem-ul-Haque took to Twitter and asked if homework for schoolchildren should be banned? In his tweet, Haque said children would spend six to eight hours studying at school and then come home and spend one to two...

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CHILD MARRIAGES – Composing life just to nurture and neglect

CHILD MARRIAGES – Composing life just to nurture and neglect

“And Prince Charming and Cinderella got married and they lived happily ever after” … She shut the book and jumped around with blissful glee. Cinderella was her favourite character and she had gotten married too. Mother had given her the news only yesterday. On her next birthday, she would be a bride, just...

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HEC dissolves equivalence certificate policy for O & A Level students

HEC dissolves equivalence certificate policy for O & A Level students

Higher Education Commission (HEC) has informed Lahore High Court about the change in rules for students of O and A-Levels. Previously, Cambridge students were required to get an equivalency certificate from the Inter-Board Committee Chairman (IBCC) of Education Boards. Romana Malik, a student had challenged the requirement in a petition to challenge...

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Trump empowers parents, declares ‘National School Choice Week’

Trump empowers parents, declares ‘National School Choice Week’

President Donald Trump issued a proclamation declaring this week, Jan. 20-26, as National School Choice Week. The proclamation expresses concern about performance of U.S. students in international surveys: 24th in reading; 25th in science; 40th in math. And it ascribes the cause of these disappointing statistics to the “consequences of...

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Chinese school principal introduces new dance regime to break the monotony

Chinese school principal introduces new dance regime to break the monotony

A school principal in China has gone rogue, binning the state-approved, mandatory daily exercise program in favor of a more ‘Footloose’ approach to keeping his pupils fit and healthy – by shuffling. 40-year-old Zhang Pengfei, principal at Xi Guan Primary School in Shanxi Province, has become an internet sensation in...

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UN Report: Pakistan needs 81,200 schools in next 20 years

UN Report: Pakistan needs 81,200 schools in next 20 years

The United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) on Saturday released a report highlighting dismal condition of schools in different parts of the country and growing illiteracy in its wake. The report relays that the province of Punjab will require 35,000 schools in the next 20 years whereas Sindh will need 25,000,...

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