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AIOU launches ‘Associate Degree in Education’ for in-service teachers

ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has launched an ‘Associate Degree in Education’ for in-service teachers and for fresh students as well, in accordance with the new road-map given by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). Those having five-year teaching experience with intermediate (2nd division), plus PTC education are entitled to …

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13 varsities sans regular VCs

LAHORE: The importance given to education by the Punjab government, especially the higher education sector can be gauged by the fact that the provincial government has yet to appoint permanent heads in 13 universities. These universities include Punjab University, Information Technology University (ITU) Lahore, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), Pir …

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Breaking Taboos: Pakistani Drama Industry with Some Bold Topics

by Maria Anjum Pakistani drama industry is considered as evergreen, since from the time of its evaluation. Pakistani dramas always have made a huge impact on everyone’s life. In the 19th century there were some dramas like DHOOP KINARY, ALPHA BRAVO CHARLIE and TANHAIYAN which were watched with great excitement and …

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Six least-developed states spent more on education but students made little progress

The six states are Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh (MP), Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand: In India less than 18% of students in Class 3 in Bihar, Uttarakhand and MP, less than 30% in Assam, less than 25% in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, and less than 21% in Odisha could …

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Circular Debt and Looming Energy Crisis in Pakistan

Pakistan has suffered a prolonged energy crisis since last many years. The unpredictable supply of electricity, with numerous and capricious loadsheding, disrupts the economic background of a country and also its social condition with respect to residential electricity consumers. The major aspect behind this prolonged energy crises is the circular …

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What is the status of Article 25-A (Right to Education)

In April 2010, Article 25A was inserted via the 18th Amendment in the Pakistani Constitution, making education a Fundamental Right. Which makes Pakistan, a state which has 52 million children between the ages of 5 and 16 who are guaranteed free education by the Constitution. Yet up till now, the …

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