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  • Pakistan’s education spending lowest in South Asia

    ISLAMABAD: Despite an increase in the 2015-16 education budget Pakistan’s current expenditure on education is the lowest in South Asia...

    “Pakistan has a literacy rate of 58pc, which has improved from 35pc in 1990-91, but still way behind the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target of 88pc, which was to be achieved by the end of 2015,” a report launched on Wednesday stated...

  • ‘Pakistan lags behind South Asia in education’

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is lagging behind other South Asian countries in education and has a poor Adjudged Net Enrolment Rate (ANER) and a high school dropout rate, said Nasir Amin, the in-charge of National Education Management Information System (NIMS)...

    Speaking at the National Convention of Parents on Monday, Mr Amin said that the education system can be revived and revolutionised with help from the public...

  • Faculty shortage affects quality of medical education in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The mushroom growth of medical and dental colleges coupled with the enhancement of seats by the existing colleges have created a severe shortage of faculty members due to which the quality of medical education is continuously going down in the country...

    However, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) President Dr Shabir Lehri claimed that the council had introduced a faculty exchange programme to maintain the quality...

  • SC calls for uniformed educational setup in Pakistan to prevent loss of children's education

    Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday, during a hearing on Pakistan Medical and Dental Council's (PMDC) legal status and its regulation, stressed on the need for a uniformed educational setup all over Pakistan...

    "There is no better jewel than education," the chief justice, who was presiding a three-member bench, remarked, adding, "Is it possible for the entire country to have one book, one bag and one uniform? Innocent children...

  • PM Khan urges Japan to support Pakistan in education, vocational training

    Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday met Japan's State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane in Islamabad and expressed the desire to work closely with Japan to expand bilateral cooperation in various areas — particularly in trade, investment, economic and human development...

    According to Radio Pakistan, avenues of multi-faceted cooperation between the two sides were discussed during the meeting, including cooperation in...

  • WB to aid Pakistan in creating new model for non-formal education

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank will assist Pakistan in developing a new model of non-formal education that it said would combine literacy, labour market skills and life skills development for uneducated and illiterate children, youth and young adults in selected districts of Punjab and Sindh, it’s learnt...

    The government has been developing the new roadmap for the country’s education system under the new leadership since the summer of...

  • Coronavirus pandemic leaves education in limbo in Pakistan

    Markets and malls across Pakistan are open for business and brimming with people, but schools and colleges remain deserted and show no signs of reopening soon...

    Government officials and education experts fear that schools may not reopen for another six months, particularly in remote areas where safety guidelines, hygiene and social distancing rules, are hard to implement...

  • World Bank may loan $200m to lessen virus impact on Pakistan’s education

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has initiated preparation of a programme to strengthen federal and provincial governments’ institutions, policies and coordination for reducing the impact of external shocks on the education system, and increasing access to quality education in disadvantaged districts of the country, according to reliable sources...

    It is likely that the bank will provide financing of $200 million for the programme...

  • No budget increase for education ministry, HEC

    ISLAMABAD: The federal government has not felt the need to increase the development budgets of the Ministry of Federal Education and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in the forthcoming fiscal year...

    According to the budget documents for 2015-16, an amount of Rs3...

  • A dismal state of education in Balochistan

    In spite of an increase in the education budget, there are more than 7,000 multi-grade (from class 1 to 5), single room schools with just a single teacher in Balochistan...

    However, adviser to the Balochistan chief minister on education, Sardar Raza Muhammad Bareech, says more than 75 per cent of the budget was spent on salaries etc...

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