Sex education in schools curriculum
Sex education must be made part of curriculum: experts
Karachi, July 24: With a majority of the victims in rape cases turning out to be
minors and the accused culprits in their 20's, civil society members have
expressed deep concern over the emerging trend of such incidents.
Rukhsana Siddique, rehabilitation officer of War against Rape (WAR), has
called for the introduction of sex education in schools. "The state should pay
attention towards the current situation and start programmes to educate the
public, especially the youth about this issue. Sex education should immediately
be started in schools and the media should also play its role to raise
She said that the society is drifting from basic morals and
family values as the culprits are mostly family members, a relative or an
Suhail Ahmed Abro of the Society for the Protection of the
Rights of the Child (SPARC) corroborated and said, "There was a time when a home
was said to be the safest place for a child but not any more. The family
institution has disintegrated."
He said that since an acquaintance has
easy access to a rape target and considers them as an easy prey; therefore, they
are becoming involved in such activities.
"The average age of the victim
is between 5 years to 14 years whereas the average age of the culprits ranges
from early 20s to 30. Youngsters are raping children in order to vent their
frustration, which arises due to rising unemployment, low literacy rate, rising
poverty as well as the obscenity being shown on television programmes and in
movies." The news
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"It is need of hour to introduce sex education as most of the girls are victimized bcoz of her unawareness and uncontrolled emotional desire. This may irritate some traditionalists but they can be convinced with sound reasons. Exploitation out of the sex education,if started, may also be taken into account as our society is not that mature enough to handle such situation."
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Plagiarism issue: UVAS software accessible to its faculty, students
Lahore: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Vice-Chancellor
Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz has stressed that ensuring quality, credibility and
recognition of research work in veterinary education is crucial to keep pace
with the global advancement.
To achieve the target, he said, the software
to detect plagiarism has been made accessible to the faculty as well as graduate
and postgraduate students.
"The anti-plagiarism software access is
playing a pivotal role against the cut and paste culture in academic research,"
The vice chancellor was speaking at a ceremony organised to
celebrate the institute's success story.
Prof Nawaz said the UVAS was
ranked third top university in terms of research in the Punjab capital after the
oldest seats of learning, the Government College University and the Punjab
University. "The research culture will further flourish at UVAS with open access
to the anti-plagiarism software to faculty as well as students," he
He acknowledged the varsity faculty members' scholarship and
dedication for writing research papers and contributing 101 research papers in
peer-reviewed journals indexed by Thomas-Reuters, lSI Web of Knowledge in 2009.
Being a professional university, Prof Nawaz said, the UVAS had attained 12th
position in the ranking among 82 public- and private-sector universities across
In order to improve academic side, Prof Nawaz stressed that
a comprehensive strategy should be devised to monitor attendance, appropriate
lecture delivery, quality of question papers and transparent examination system.
Then, he said, the UVAS could be able to earn the title of the Best University
in South Asia.
Referring to massive financial cut in the grant by the
Higher Education Commission and the Punjab government, he stressed that the
faculty members should explore public-private partnership avenues to generate
Saying that internship is a practical training which must be made
mandatory for students in all departments, the vice chancellor lauded Prof Dr
Nasim Ahmad for successfully organising DVM final-year student's internship
LLM results: The Punjab University on Friday declared
the results of LLM final, annual examination for 2009.
Meanwhile, the PU
has announced that the LLB, Part-III, annual examination for 2010 will begin on
Aug 11. Dawn
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Strike in BISE
Larkana: Clerks observed pen-down strike at the Larkana Board of
Intermediate and Secondary Education here on Friday in protest against
appointment of Khawar Shaikh as the board's assistant secretary. The news
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