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No education: Future at stake
Rawalpindi, May 16: The future of children belonging to more than 2,000 internally
displaced families from Malakand Division, which migrated to twin cities, is at
stake as no proper measures are being taken for their education.
According to a survey, more than 150 families
from Malakand Division had landed in Rawalpindi and Islamabad and their
surrounding areas during the last two weeks. More than 2,000 families from other
troubled regions - Swat, Waziristan, Mohmand and Bajaur - were already living in
different localities of twin cities.
The children of such families can
be seen wandering aimlessly here and there. There is no arrangement for
education of these children.
Bazore Khan from Malakand Division said that he would take up a gun after
becoming an adult. "I was studying in class 5 in my hometown but now I don't
want any education. I only want guns now," he said.
Yousafzai, belonging to Malakand Division, said that how could the displaced
children become good citizens without getting education? The government should
make proper arrangements for the education of these children, he
The militants had destroyed more than 250 schools in Swat Valley
where about 300,000 boys and girls were getting education. According to the UN
report, the number of internally displaced persons has increased to 1,200,000 in
four to five days.
The IDPs are continuously pouring in Rawalpindi and
Islamabad. About 20-40 families from troubled areas are arriving in twin cities
Some days back, Rawalpindi Division Commissioner Captain (r)
Saeed Ahmed had given a statement with regard to setting up of relief camps for
the IDPs in some localities where they would be provided food and other
Acting District Coordination Officer (DCO) Asif Qureshi said that they are keeping displaced families near Garden Villas
along Adiala Road where the city administration is providing them food and other
necessary items. But, he said, they could not publicly announce this to avoid
those people of tribal areas who had been living in Rawalpindi for years. He
said that they wanted to provide relief to genuine people rather than fake
The IDPs urged the government to take
measures for peace in their areas so that the future of their children could be
saved and they could get proper education.
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Teachers' shortage puts 800 students' future at stake
Islamabad: The students of a boys and a girls school upgraded to the
secondary level years ago in a federal capital town Jaba Teli awaiting for the
allocation (deputation) of qualified teaching staff by the Federal Directorate
of Education (FDE).
The residents have shown great concern over the
indifferent attitude of FDE towards 800 students' future and complained that the
authority concerned was not paying any heed to their request.
Head of the
Parents Teachers Association (PTA) boys school, Malik Jamshed, talking to APP
said the school was officially upgraded in 2001 and the secondary classes were
started in 1999 and since then they have repeatedly written to the directorate
for staff but of no avail.
He said the residents of the town have
provided free of cost land besides they paid for gas, electricity, water and
boundary wall of both the schools for better future of their
Raja Miskeen President PTA girls school said the town residents
on their own have been providing salaries to the temporarily hired teachers but
they are not skilled enough to teach secondary classes.
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Bahria University launches MPhil and PhD programme
Islamabad: The Islamabad campus of Bahria University launched its MPhil
and PhD programme in Management Sciences at a ceremony attended by academicians,
researchers, faculty members, students and university officials.
at attaining high standards in teaching and research, the MPhil and PhD
programme will cater to the need of producing original research in the social
sector in the country.
Bahria University Rector Admiral Muhammad Haroon,
the chief guest on the occasion, appreciated the efforts of the university's
MPhil & PhD Committee, comprising Dr. Zahid Mehmood, Musarrat Khan, Dr.
Amina Muzaffar and Noreen Saher, for conceiving, developing and launching the
Presenting the particularities of the programme, Member MPhil
& PhD Committee of Bahria University Professor Musarrat Khan said the
programme would produce graduates, who would have the capacity to independently
conduct research and teaching at a high level of originality and quality.
He said the programme has been designed after complete environmental
analysis of both the national and international scenarios.
"We picked up
certain national and international universities and analysed their existing
strengths and weaknesses to build a programme that can deliver in the sense of
original research and new ideas," he said. The News
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QAU library : upgradation project completes
Islamabad: Various development projects of Quaid-i-Azam University
(QAU) will be completed by June this year, said a press release issued here on
It said Rs 20.25 million central library upgradation project had
already been completed providing the students access to over 200,000 books,
thousands of online journals and 150 computers.
It said construction of
two new hostels would make for shortage of accommodation for students. It made
it clear that the Higher Education Commission (HEC) had not stopped funds for
the university though the commission, in its 2008 monitoring report, pointed out
the slow pace of work on development projects.
It said the university
syndicate had constituted a committee to probe a reported incident of
misbehavior of a clerk with a lady teacher, adding the clerk in question had
been transferred. Daily Times
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