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For better exam results simply drink water
Mar 14: The key to examination success could be as simple - and as cheap - as a glass of
Children who have a drink of water before sitting tests
fare up to a third better, researchers have found.
The reason why isn't
clear, but it could be that information flows more smoothly between brain cells
when they are well hydrated.
In one of the first studies of its kind,
researchers from the University of East London looked at the effects of water on
the performance of almost 60 boys and girls aged between seven and nine.
Half were given a 250ml glass of water to drink, and 20 minutes later,
both groups were subjected to a battery of tests. One test, designed to assess
visual attention and memory, involved spotting the differences between two
cartoons. The water-drinkers scored 34 per cent better, the research journal
They also did 23 per cent better on a more difficult
version of the test and 11 per cent better on a third task that required them to
cross out specified letters from a sequence. In tests designed to assess
short-term memory there were no differences between the two groups.
Researcher Dr. Caroline Edmonds said: "Children who had a drink of water
performed significantly better on a number of tasks. Our findings suggest that
consuming water benefits cognitive performance in children."
possible that water improves the flow of information between brain cells, added
Other possibilities include the water drinkers not being
distracted by feeling thirsty.
Previous studies have shown that drinking
water boosts the brainpower of adults.
Giving teenage boys fish at least
once a week boosts their intelligence, a study suggests.
15-year-olds who ate fish regularly scored better on IQ tests when they reached
18 than those who rarely ate it. The more fish they ate, the better they did,
the child health journal Acta Paediatrica reports. The link held true even when
the level of the boys' education and their parents social status was taken into
The researchers, from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden,
said: "These findings are significant because the study was carried out between
the ages of 15 and 18 when educational achievements can help to shape the rest
of a young man's life. A number of studies have already shown that fish can help
neurodevelopment in infants, reduce the risk of impaired cognitive function from
middle age onwards and benefit babies born to women who ate fish during
pregnancy. However we believe that this is the first large-scale study to
explore the effect on adolescents." The News
Academics voice reservations over education policy
Hyderabad: The Institute of Sindh Affairs has expressed reservations
on new education policy and demanded appointment of a commission before its
In a joint statement issued here on Friday, eminent
educationists Prof Asif Ali Kazi, Prof Ameer Ali Qadri, Prof Saeeda Basheer
Chandio, Zafar Rajput and others said that the teachers, students and parents
should be given representation in education commission and revision of syllabus
of A and O levels, government schools and seminaries. They also called for
introducing uniform education system throughout the country on the pattern of
India for providing equal opportunities to 80 per cent students belonging to
middle and lower middle classes as well as to four million students of
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Summer vacation fee issue
Karachi: Sindh Chief Secretary Fazalur Rehman has asked the provincial
education secretary to take stern action against those private schools which
have raised their tuition fee or are charging summer vacation fees from their
students in violation of the prescribed rules.
Taking notice of public
complaints in this regard, he told the secretary to submit to him a report on
the action within a week.
The chief secretary said that charging of
summer vacation fees was illegal and there would be no compromise on such a
He also took notice of teachers' absence from their duties
at various government educational institutions and issued directives to resolve
the problem. Ppi/App
"The chief secretary said that charging of summer vacation fees was illegal" W H A T ????????? Why dont the government take the responsibility to provide quality education to the every citizen of Pakistan. By doing that there will be no private school and no charging of fee issue. May I ask a question, Is paying salaries to staff of a private school is also illegal?"
City, Country: Karachi, Pakistan
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Education policy ignores special children
Lahore: One of the astonishing features of the draft of the National
Education Policy 2009 is the absence of a policy framework for promotion of
special education for special children.
The draft offers action plans for
promotion of various tiers and types of education, including school and college
education, literacy and non-formal education as well as technical and vocational
education, but is silent on the special education front.
believe that special education had always been ignored in the country and that
its exclusion in the draft policy was also a proof of fact that authorities were
lax in providing opportunities of quality education to special
The draft Education Policy designed by Shaukat Aziz government
had been placed on the Federal Education Ministry's website www.moe.gov.pk for
quite some time. The general public was requested to read the draft and give
feedback to the Education Ministry. The feedback of the provinces was also
sought while the meeting of the Inter-provincial Education Ministers (IPEM) held
in February also tried to reach a consensus on the draft policy.
Education Minister Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani has said on various occasions that
the National Education Policy 2009 would be announced on March 23.
Dr Hafiz Muhammad Iqbal, the dean Faculty of Education at the Punjab University,
believes that special education had never been the focus of any government in
Pakistan adding it was because of this that the contribution of private sector
in the field of special education was more than that of the public sector.
Education policy covered all tiers and types of education, he said. To a
question, Dr Iqbal said a major chunk of population benefited from general
education unlike special education.
To a question about inclusion of
policy actions for promotion of literacy and technical education in the draft
policy, he said the country had commitments to promote literacy. He said the
need to benefit from technical education demanded a more focused approach. He,
however, was of the view that guidelines for special education should also be
included in the national education policy.
According to the minutes of
the meeting of the IPEM, Fazle Manan, the director education from Federally
Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), had commented that the upcoming education
policy must include education for special children by adding provision on
Women issues discussed
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) Department of Psychology & Applied
Psychology organized a seminar in the seminar hall of the Institute of Business
Administration (IBA) in connection with International Women Day, at New Campus
According to a press statement, renowned beautician and Smile
Again Head Musarrat Misbah was the chief guest on the occasion while Department
of Psychology & Applied Psychology Chairperson Prof Dr Rukhsana Kausar were
also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Musarrat Misbah
said that there were a number of women problems and World Women Day should be
celebrated everyday. She said women have to work hard and sacrifice a lot to
progress therefore they must be prepared for it.
Prof Dr Najma Najam
said universities were a platform to bring positive change in the society. She
said 52 per cent population of the country comprised females but in practical
life, women were behind. She said there was a dire need to encourage women in
Dr Nasira Jabeen, speaking on the occasion said we must
salute women who achieved their targets in lives facing all the hurdles bravely.
She said women were very brave and highly courageous.
In her address, Dr
Zeba said that the objectives of female students after getting admission in the
varsity should not only to get degree but progress in practical life.
Ehsan Malik also spoke on the occasion. Prof Dr Rukhsana Bajwa, Prof Dr Samar
Fatima, Lahore Medical & Dental College Principal Shaheena Asif, Dr Shahla J
Akram and a large number of students were present on the occasion. Later, a
painting exhibition of female artists was opened while the students of the
department also set up stalls on the occasion. The News
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