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  • Nullah turns classrooms into stinking cells

    SIALKOT: Classrooms of the Government Girls High School of Malkey Kalan are stinking cells for more than 700 students and their teachers...

    A drain, which passes through the school, emits a foul stench reminiscent of dirty nappies...

  • Renovated Islamabad schools still lack classrooms

    ISLAMABAD: Ayesha Imran, a 12-year-old student in the seventh grade, is one of over 200 students victim of negligence on the part of the public school system...

    Along with her classmates, she has been studying under the open sky, due to an absence of classrooms in her recently renovated school in the federal capital...

  • Lack of classrooms leaves children exposed to the elements

    TAXILA: Despite a nationwide school enrolment drive launched this April and the government’s claims that school enrolment lies at the forefront of Pakistan’s battle to improve education, the situation on the ground has not shown much improvement...

    At the Government Boys High School in Hassanabdal, for example, students study under the open sky, with a tree’s shadow as their roof, walls as their blackboards, bricks as chairs and tree...

  • Several Dir schools have classrooms, but not for students

    UPPER DIR: Students of several government schools in Upper Dir are forced to sit in the courtyard, as the authorities have turned their classrooms into warehouses for storing books, which are annually supplied for free distribution...

    The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is providing free books to students from nursery to intermediate classes in the government schools...

  • US police shootings echo through criminology classrooms

    NEW YORK: A new crop of ads on New York City subway cars reads “Justice now, but justice how?” The words evoke the tone of street protests over police killings of black men across the United States during the past three years...

    But the ads are not a plea from civil rights activists...

  • Malakand Agency schools short of staff, classrooms

    BATKHELA: Residents of Malakand Agency on Sunday complained that state-run schools were short of basic facilities like staff and classrooms, and asked the government to pay attention to the matter...

    Talking to Dawn here, the parents said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had failed to improve standard of education in schools in Malakand Agency despite declaring educational emergency in the province...

  • Murray College short of classrooms

    SIALKOT: The 127-year-old Govt Murray College -- the alma mater of poets Allama Iqbal and Faiz Ahmad Faiz -- has been facing an acute shortage of classrooms due to which students and teachers are finding it difficult to continue education...

    Principal Prof Javaid Akhtar Billah told Dawn there was a dire need to establish 56 classrooms in the college to cater to the growing number of students...

  • A primary school in Taxila lacks classrooms, basic amenities

    TAXILA: Declared the “house of learning” by the education department, a title which is emblazoned on its boundary wall, the students of a primary school in the heart of the city have to pass by heaps of garbage and animal waste to get to the building and do not even have rugs to sit on in classes, let alone proper furniture...

    Students of the Banni Mohalla Primary School are from poor families that most cannot even afford a uniform......

  • A ‘school’ sans classrooms, boundary wall

    FAISALABAD: Ramzan has to daily erect a tent-fabric wall around a specific area in a ground sans boundary wall that serves as a collective classroom for some 200 girls and boys who study at the Government ‘Model’ Primary School at Kot Farid Kathia, Jhang...

    “I have to do this daily so that the two female teachers could have some privacy, as the school has been without any boundary wall since its inception some two decades ago,” the...

  • Monitoring of 5,000 classrooms in Punjab to be completed before vacation

    LAHORE: The Punjab government on Saturday ordered education officers to complete monitoring of 5,000 early childhood education (ECE) classrooms of the province before the start of the summer vacation on May 17...

    The Programme Monitoring and Implementation Unit (PMIU) has issued a letter to all district education authorities (DEAs) of the province with instructions that all the ECE classrooms would be checked by the assistant...

  • Teachers’ chairs to be removed from classrooms

    KARACHI: The directorate of provincial school education department has asked all heads of schools in Hyderabad division to pull out chairs meant for teachers in classrooms as ‘teachers spent most of their time in the chair’ against the ethics of the profession, it emerged on Sunday...

    An order issued by the director of school education on Friday said that teams visiting various schools in Hyderabad region had noticed that teachers...

  • Living: The jogi artisans of Hyderabad

    Our young male members of the family and children stay and sleep on the pavement...

    Owing to the socially non-protective nature of the state apparatus in Pakistan, minority groups and poor working classes cannot exercise their fundamental civic opportunities and basic human rights...

  • Sectarian tension in Hyderabad localities subsides

    HYDERABAD: Residents of Gujrati Para, Gulshan-i-Hamid and some other localities held a protest demonstration after Juma prayers against some statements made by the prayer leader of the Jama Masjid Rais, located in neighbouring Gulshan-i-Rais, a couple of days back...

    The protesters raised slogans against the prayer leader, belonging to their rival sect, and claimed that the statements he made during his speech hurt their religious...

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