Transport problems of Islamabad school kids
School kids stuffed like goods in vehicles
Islamabad, Oct 4: I have had a lot of nerve-wracking moments in life, but none compared to this
one. This happened when I was going to my office Saturday morning. Kids were
going to school in a van. There was a road accident involving three vehicles.
Everybody's heartbeat seemed to stop for a while. Fortunately, the van carrying
school kids remained safe.
There are many examples on how drivers of
school and college buses in the city pander to careless driving to reach their
destinations in time. In Pindi the speed of the vehicles goes unchecked. The
drivers pay scant regard to the safety of kids seated inside these vehicles.
Occasionally negligible accidents in which school/college buses are involved are
reported in the city and suburbs, happily with no grievous injury to students.
Apart from driving in a rash and slipshod manner, blowing horns within
the city limits, particularly near hospital zones, and drivers talking over
mobile phone while driving go unchecked. It poses a threat to other motorists
and pedestrians. Judging by the appearance of the school vehicles there is every
reason to believe that greater part of them is much, much worse.
Realizing the problems involved in the transport of kids, some parents
assign the task to private operators. Just a very few institutions care for the
school kids by closely monitoring the mode of transport used by their students.
Though many parents have switched over to private vans after realizing the risks
involved in sending their wards in jam-packed school buses, private drivers also
Last week, a sudden application of brakes by a van
driver, who was talking over his mobile phone, on the Airport Link Road stretch
not only knocked a two-wheeler rider down but the sliding door of the van also
opened in the process. Luckily the kids remained unhurt. Many parents expect a
more dependable role by the educational institutions and private van owners in
providing a safe ride for the students. By plainly breaking traffic rules in
connection with transporting school students to their schools from home and
vice-versa, the school buses and parallel services are jeopardizing lives of
hundreds of school kids.
Though the traffic police has given clear
guidelines to vehicles plying with school kids, a usual site that one sees on
road is school kids stuffed in these vehicles. Transport planners say accidents
involving vehicles transporting school kids can be avoided if the authorities
take steps to employ the traffic rules. As per the guidelines, only experienced
vehicle drivers should be allowed to drive vehicles engaged in transporting
Drivers booked twice for traffic-related offences should
not be put on duty and school buses should not exceed the speed limit. It should
also be made mandatory to equip vehicles carrying school kids with first aid
boxes, fire extinguishers, grills on windows, school bag tray under the seat and
provision for water. Besides, a board stating that it is on 'school duty' should
be placed while transporting school kids.
In the absence of effectual
crackdown by the traffic police on careless drivers, more and more people are
entering this lucrative business. The convenience of picking up school kids from
their doorstep and high rates has resulted in the mushrooming of private school
kids vans. Vehicles with kids sitting on both sides of the driver's seat and
bags hung all over and small vans carrying over two-dozen students with bags
loaded on top are a normal sight these days. Even reputed schools carry more
than the permitted number of children in their buses. Often they have the
younger ones sit 3 to a seat, and the older ones sit 2 to a seat. They have a
responsibility to think of school kids safety at all times. -Writer (The news)
"how do they travel in pakistan"
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Medical education department to be introduced in Punjab colleges
Lahore: Secretary Health Punjab Anwaar Ahmad Khan has said that medical
education department would be introduced in all medical colleges of Punjab for
improving the teaching skills of faculty members. He was addressing a function
arranged by the board of management of Fatima Jinnah Medical College/ Sir Ganga
Ram Hospital in honour of Principal FJMC Prof. Dr. Abdul Majeed Ch. on his
election as President SAARC Surgical Care Society (SCS) and conferred upon the
fellowship of the College of Surgical of Sri Lanka here Saturday.
Khan said that election of Prof. Majeed Ch. as President SAARC SCS and
fellowship of College of Surgeons Sri Lanka is a great honour not only for the
FJMC but also for Pakistan and it is an acknowledgement of the services of Prof.
Majeed Ch at international level. He said that hard working and highly
professional capabilities are the basic requirements to become a role model for
others and only dedicated and highly skilled teachers can set an example for
Majeed Ch. said there is a dire need of making reforms in the
curriculum of medical colleges and as Chairman National Curriculum Committee he
would introduce revolutionary reforms in medical curriculum. He stressed the
need for rectifying the deficiencies of examination system and training of
medical teachers in teaching methodology. Chairman Board of Management FJMC
Chief Justice (R) Mian Mehboob Ahmad also congratulated Prof. Majeed Ch. on his
"may na punjab medical colleges ka entry test dia tha,jis may meray 427 marks thay.mean 38.8% hy.kia may admission may appear ho sakti hun in medical colleges mein"
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City, Country: islamabad,pakistan
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ACCA to organise recruitment fair
Islamabad: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Pakistan is organising
'Talent Management and Recruitment Fair' on October 13 in Islamabad, Lahore and
This career fair is aimed to bring ACCA students
and affiliates and ACCA Approved Employers together to explore career and
The initiative is a reinstatement of
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Pakistan's dedication towards
benefiting the business by positioning the Accountancy profession at its heart,
said a release here.
It is a unique opportunity for ACCA trainees to
gain first hand information about recruitment procedures and vacancies through
presentation sessions and personalised career advice from premium
At the same time, it is an ideal opportunity for the
employers to meet a large pool of talented potential employees to hand out
application forms and conduct interviews on the spot.
year's Talent Management will be coupled by the launch of the ACCA Pakistan
Career Portal developed in partnership with Rozee pk which is an interface between ACCA Approved
Employers and ACCA members and trainees, is providing an access to a
range of employment opportunities for accountancy professionals and at the same
time connecting them with each other.
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SHRDC workshop on Vocational Education
Islamabad: The Saarc Human Resource Development Centre (SHRDC) is organising a two-day
workshop on 'Assessing the Needs of Vocational Education and Skill Development'
on October 5 and 6.
Air Chief Marshal Jayalath Weerakkody, High
Commissioner of Sri Lanka, will inaugurate the workshop. Participants from the
Saarc member states, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives,
Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, will take part in the workshop.
workshop will emphasise on promoting Vocational Education & Skill
Development (VESD). It aims to review VESD situation in Saarc member
states and identify priority areas for its development.
global trends will be analysed to allow for a more comprehensive and integrated
perspective. The participants in different working sessions of the
workshop will assess the role of Vocational Education & Skill
Development in national developments, deliberate on Vocational Education &
Skill Development, policies strategies and programmes in South Asia, role of
VESD in enhancing employability of the workforce, increasing investment for
Vocational Education & Skill Development and developing public private
partnership in designing and delivery of Vocational Education & Skill
The workshop will also identify problems faced by the member
states due to lack of market-driven skilled manpower, particularly in enhancing
productivity and competitiveness to compete in the global market. The
participants of the workshop will share global and regional best practices of
Vocational Education & Skill Development system in South Asian
countries has not been strengthened to develop market-driven skill, knowledge
and technological support to assist socio-economic growth and facilitate the
adoption of technology; promote research and development.
Asian countries lack in preparing appropriate policies and programmes. Low
investment in general education and skill development is the main
The number of schoolchildren who receive vocational education is
extremely low as compared to the East and Southeast Asian countries,
per cent in South Asia against 43 percent in the Republic of Korea and 28
percent in Japan.
Training systems in the South Asian economies suffer
from limited flexibility, poor curricula and weak links with industry.
Given the capacity of these sectors to provide only limited employment
opportunities and the fact that most of the labour force is involved in
agriculture and the informal sector, this suggests measures for improving,
explains the forceful demand for improving the relevance and effectiveness of
national training systems.
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Haj training programme at IIU
Islamabad: A ten-day training programme for the female Haj trainers started here Friday at
the Da'wah Centre for Women, International Islamic University (IIU). IIU
President Dr Anwar Hussain Siddiqui inaugurated the course in which 50 female
Haj trainers form 26 different localities of the country are taking part. Dr
Siddiqui appreciated the role of Dawah Centre for Women and the Da'wah Academy
for their useful programmes. He said the trained women would impart required
guidance to the women going for Haj and announced that such training programmes
would also be organised time and again. The news
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