Students forced to take off burqas outside college

Students forced to take off burqas outside college

According to media sources, students and their parents staged a protest on Friday outside Karachi’s Government Degree Girls College Nazimabad against the management for forcing female students to take off their shoes, scarves, dupattas and burqas outside the college premises. Students were asked to take off their shoes, veils, scarves...

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Balochistan bans corporal punishment in schools

Balochistan bans corporal punishment in schools

According to media reports, in a notification issued on April 13, the director of school education, Muteeb Khan, said corporal punishment causes a high number of students to drop out of school and affects their learning. The education department has defined corporal or physical punishment as any punishment using physical...

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Police use batons, tear gas on teachers demanding basic rights in Karachi, leaving dozens injured

Police use batons, tear gas on teachers demanding basic rights in Karachi, leaving dozens injured

KARACHI: Dozens of teachers were injured as the police resorted to baton charge and tear gas shelling on a rally of protesting teachers who had gathered outside the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Thursday. Police also arrested more than 200 teachers who apparently tried to proceed towards the Chief Minister’s...

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Karachi-based education startup ‘Sabaq’ becomes finalist for EdTech Prize

Karachi-based education startup ‘Sabaq’ becomes finalist for EdTech Prize

According to sources, SABAQ, a Karachi-based tech startup that works to revamp the education sector in Pakistan, finished as one of the top six finalists for the ‘Next Billion EdTech Prize’ in Dubai. The competition ended on March 24 at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai, where 30...

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Pakistani Universities that Made it to QS Asia Rankings 2019

Pakistani Universities that Made it to QS Asia Rankings 2019

The latest edition of prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds – QS Asia University Rankings 2019 by subject has been rolled out. Various Pakistani universities have ranked in the QS subject areas of Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences and Medicine, Natural Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry, Business Management, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Below is the complete...

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Educational quality likely to suffer as tuition fee dips by 20%

Educational quality likely to suffer as tuition fee dips by 20%

ISLAMABAD: Educational quality as a whole is likely to suffer as private educational institutions have decided to reduce the tuition fee by 20% in compliance with the Supreme Court’s (SC) orders. The All Pakistan Private School College Association (APPSCA) said that after such drastic reduction in tuition fee, around 250 private...

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Pakistan’s Pride! 12-year-old privileged to work with NASA for one-week’s internship

Pakistan’s Pride! 12-year-old privileged to work with NASA for one-week’s internship

KARACHI: A 12-year-old Pakistani student, Radeeyah Aamir, has been selected for internship program at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), said United States embassy in Pakistan. Radeeyah Aamir, a student of eighth grade at a Karachi school, is selected among a group of students from 25 countries. The US...

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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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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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