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National education policy need of the hour for Pakistan

Pakistan is facing many challenges and fighting on many fronts, including terrorism, poverty, lack of proper health-care facilities, power shortage and law and order situation, but the most neglected problem of the country has been to eradicate illiteracy from the country. Every government in Pakistan had made tall claims to …

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AIOU enrolment reaches 1.7 million; 64% are female students

By Ali Arshad LAHORE: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Regional Director Rasool Baksh Behram has said that distance learning programme can help change the education landscape of the country and provide education to the marginalised population of the country. This year, the enrolment of AIOU is 1.7 million, in which …

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Education and society: Treating the teachers

By Azhar Iqbal Teachers are said to be the successors of the Prophets because they do what the Prophets of Almighty Allah did in their lives. Here in our beloved homeland, teachers are treated like a second-class citizen.This fact is very shameful for the nation that came into existence in …

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LG polls: Ready but unwilling

Local government is a system that is said to empower the native people, and to give them a chance to directly participate in national politics. It is the lowest tier of government after federal and provincial government and the main pillar on which the democratic system stands and strengthens itself. …

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Students set up Global Village to rediscover peace

Govt encouraging such activities to promote peace: Mashood Staff Report LAHORE: Students from different countries and Pakistani universities set up a “Global Village” at Alhamara Cultural Complex with the objective to rediscover peace. Daylong event arranged by Lahore chapter of AIESEC (international association of students of science, engineering and commerce) …

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Bill Gates’ top 9 reading recommendations

Monitoring Desk Bill Gates is known for his accomplishments as a software revolutionary and a brilliant businessman, but he is also a book lover and known to read a book or two every week. Here is a list of 9 book recommendations from him. 1. ‘Tap Dancing to Work: Warren …

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Restructuring HEIs top priority: Dr Nizam

Staff Report LAHORE: Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Chairman Prof Dr Nizam Uddin has said that restructuring colleges, introduction of best education system and improvement of infrastructure would be his priority to bring reforms in the provincial higher education sector. He was addressing a seminar on “Role of Punjab Higher …

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Security threat detrimental to education: Dr Sabiha Mansoor

LCWU VC says higher education is the essential ingredient of progress By Tabeer Aslam, Iqra Idrees, Manobia Kiran, Ahmad Rao LAHORE: The Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) is one of the largest, oldest and most prestigious public sector women’s university in Asia. The Educationist spoke to LCWU Vice Chancellor …

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