Private schools education standards
Private schools directed to raise education standards
Karachi, Jan 12: Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq said on
Monday that it would be difficult to achieve target of education for
all by 2015 because of faults in the system.
said that public and private schools were competing with one another
for attracting more students by providing maximum facilities to
students and teachers and advised administration of private schools to
increase teachers' salaries and provide quality education to students
as well as training to teachers.
He said the government and
private schools management would have to get prepared for future
challenges. The second regional office for solution of private schools'
problems had been opened in Mirpurkhas, he added.
He said that
cases would be lodged against the people who were school buildings as
their autaqs. Many closed schools had been reopened with help of
primary teachers association, civil society and general public, he
He called for putting in place accountability process in
the private schools to ensure quality of education. Cash prizes and
certificates would be distributed among students of private schools who
would obtain good marks in Sindhi subject, he announced.
Pir Mazharul Haq announced that profiles
about great educationalists including late Sachal Janjhi who rendered
significant services for promoting education in Sindh, will be included
Speaking at the 19th death anniversary of
illustrious Thari primary teacher and outstanding social worker, Sachal
Janjhi, father of veteran leftist leader and politician, Comrade Jam
Saqi, at Janjhi village in Chhachhro taluka on Sunday, the minister
said that Sain Sachal was a model reformer.
He said that great
advancement in education could be accomplished if individuals like Sain
Sachal worked selflessly for the cause of education in every town and
village of the province.
When reminded about his announcement
eight months ago that the dilapidated building of Sachal Government
Boys' High School would be reconstructed, the minister said that he
admitted his fault and accused bureaucracy of being reluctant in
complying with his orders.
He warned that he would take stern
action against the officials who did not comply with his orders about
reconstruction of the school's building.
Comrade Jam Saqi said
that Sachal was not only a good teacher but he was also a model human
being, whom Meenh Bai (Jam's mother) despite being disabled used to
lend a helping hand in all social works.
Sohail Sangi said that his uncle Sain Sachal got a post office,
dispensary and a girls school established in his native village,
Janjhi. He donated his 15 acre land for the construction of the
building of high school, he said.
Mr Sangi deplored that
because of lack of interest by villagers, no new facility or institute
had been established in the village after Sain Sachal's death. Material
about Sain Sachal's life be included in curriculum, he urged.
Mohammad Waris said that Sain Sachal was so committed to the cause of
promoting education that he collected donation from the area people,
got a middle school sanctioned in 1962, constructed mud-thatched
"Chounras" and four rooms with sunburnt (unbaked) bricks without doors
and windows but ensured that classes were held there regularly.
large number of educationalists, officers, teachers, students and
journalists from all parts of Thar participated in the ceremony and
paid rich tributes to Sain Sachal for his great services for the
promotion of education in Thar. Dawn
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New academic year began at KU
Karachi: The new academic year began on Monday at the University of Karachi (KU).
Various departments in all the faculties arranged orientation classes
to welcome and enlighten the students about their departments, courses
and the teachers.
The Department of Mass Communication had
prepared a visual presentation to welcome the students. Chairperson Dr
Raffia Taj talked to the students and reminded them that they had come
to one of the best departments of the university and it was up to them
to prove their credentials in a proper manner.
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SZABIST students training
Karachi: The Film and Video students of the Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of
Science and Technology (SZABIST), who had gone to Dubai to get training
at Infinity TV, termed their tour an opportunity of learning and
experiencing a professional environment. The group of 16 students who
are specialising in Film and Video returned to Karachi last week.
training for students was free, after a memorandum of understanding was
signed for student training by SZABIST and Infinity TV. The
participants believe that they have returned with lots of knowledge and
experience to share with their fellows in Karachi. One participant
Zeeshan Ahmad said that the training had given them a chance
to improve the standards of Pakistani film industry and introduce
professionalism when they step into the field.
Eyptian, Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian technicians was an experience
in itself because the level of work ethics and standards there was far
better than how we work in Pakistan, besides we had a an opportunity to
experience a professional environment.
Another important part of the
course was the interest the staff of Infinity TV showed in teaching us
and lectures were especially prepared for us," he said, adding that all
them were working in there specialised fields with the professionals.
"We were able to realise the time and pressure of live transmission
too," he said.
Moreover the SZABIST students were taken aback by
the amount of qualified people present in the Arab media industry. "The
day we walked into there studio we had our shoulders high as we as we
thought we were qualified filmmakers and people will be surprised to
see trained students like us but all our notions went in vain when we
saw that even there cameraman was a degree of BS in Film and Video from
Jordan, let alone the rest of them," said another Talat Mazhar. He
believed that this was a moment of realisation for them and the
"There are only a handful of media and film
schools in Pakistan while in other parts of the world it is a
recognised field. Even ountries like Palestine and Lebanon have
produced a large number of professionals in the field despite the
political troubles," Mazhar said.
Though exchange programmes and
workshops have become a matter of routine in the universities of
Karachi these days, the SBAZIST students believed that this exposure
was above from all the training workshops that they had attended
previously. "We would observe them, do a live show and assist them and
as soon as there programming would get over we would work in control
room and studio and implement whatever we had learnt right after there
At the end of the day they would judge our work and criticise it.
We ourselves did the live programming several times as well. This whole
experience can not be compared with the other lectures and workshops we
attended in Karachi," Mazhar added.
The students who went to
Dubai will be graduating from SZABIST within the next six months. All
of them believed that international industry exposure just before
graduating was a great opportunity for them.
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JUW lecture on Swine Flu
Karachi: The Microbiology Society at the Jinnah University for
Women's (JUW) Department of Microbiology organised a lecture on "Novel
H1N1 Influenza Virus, Swine Flu" on Monday.
Professor and Medical Director for Infection Control, University of
Wisconsin Hospital, Dr Nasia Safdar delivered the lecture and outlined
the factors involved in the cause of disease, different types of
pandemics related to H1N1 influenza viruses, the precautionary measures
used to prevent the disease and the treatment available for it.
Chairperson Dr Shazia T. Hakim thanked the distinguished guest for her
(Dr Safdar) lecture. Dr Safdar later met Vice Chancellor JUW Dr Riaz
Ahmed Hashmi and discussed the possibility of future research
collaboration between the two universities.
Institute of Higher Education (IIHE) lauded the brave spirit of the
Rangers Personnel, Abdur Razzaq and Police Constable Musharraf Baig who
sacrificed their lives on Ashura Day to save the lives of countless
mourners at the procession. IIHE has decided to grant 100 percent free
scholarship to the children of the two martyrs and the children of all
the shuhada of Armed Forces, Police and Rangers.
Education Commission (HEC) organised a One Day Seminar, in
collaboration with World Health Organisation (WHO) and Ministry of
Health (MOH), on 'Creating Smoke Free Universities' at its regional
office on Monday.
Vice Chancellor University of Karachi (KU) Prof
Pirzada Qasim was the Chief Guest at the closing ceremony. The news
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