Class-I new textbooks from next acedamic session
New textbooks for class I from next session
Islamabad, Sep 05: Federal Minister for Education Mir Hazar
Khan Bijarani said newly developed textbooks for Class I will be
introduced for the academic session starting from April 2010.
said this while chairing a meeting to review the pace of textbook
development in light of the new National Textbooks and Learning
Materials Policy at the Ministry on Friday.
The development of
textbooks under new curriculum for Class I, IV, VI, XI was reviewed and
the concerned quarters were directed by the Federal Minister to speed
up the work for introduction of new textbooks in the remaining classes.
The Federal Minister constituted a three-member committee under the
chairmanship of Federal Education Secretary to oversee the development
of textbooks on regular basis and submit the findings to him. Arif
Majeed, Education Advisor and other concerned officials of the Ministry
of Education attended the meeting.
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Committee to probe 'thrashing of professor' by PML-N MNA
Islamabad: A three-member fact-finding committee has been constituted
by the Ministry of Education to probe into the incident of alleged
thrashing of a professor by PML-N MNA Anjum Aqeel.
MNA is accused of attacking Professor Laiq Ali Khan of the Federal
Government College for Boys, F-10/4, for refusing admission to a boy
recommended by him.
According to sources in the Ministry of
Education, the committee comprises Ministry of Education Joint
Education Adviser (JEA) Chaudhry Mohammad Akram, Islamabad Model
College for Boys (IMCB) F-8/4 Principal Dr Wahiduddin and Ministry of
Education Deputy Education Adviser Colonel (retd) Khalid Hassan. The
committee was ordered to conduct transparent inquiry into the incident
and submit a report within three days.
However PML-N Information
Secretary Ahsan Iqbal said that they really did not trust
the inquiry ordered by the government. "If there has to be an inquiry,
then it should be under the Standing Committee on Education rather than
the ministry," he said.
Iqbal said that the current issue
regarding Anjum Aqeel Khan's misbehaviour in the F-10/4 college was not
more than political exploitation and had little truth in it. "The issue
has been fabricated in order to politically demoralise the MNA and
bring a bad name to the party," he said.
He said that the party
had inquired the local MNA regarding the issue, but he denied the
reports appearing in the media. "There is no solid proof against the
MNA so how come we could take action against him," he said.
said that education remained the top agenda of the PML-N and they
believed in merit system besides giving due respect to teachers.
Anjum Aqeel could not be contacted for his version despite various attempts made by this
Acase has been registered under Sections 148, 149, 186, 353, 427 and 506
of the Pakistan Penal Code against MNA Anjum Aqeel Khan for allegedly
thrashing the professor and ransacking the college.
A strike was
observed in all the main colleges of the city on Thursday and teachers
and students demanded strict action against the MNA besides
registration of an FIR within three days. However, the strike was
postponed for three days on the request of the Federal Directorate of
Education (FDE) Director General (DG) Shaista Pirzada, who assured the
teachers that action would be taken on the issue.
General Shaista Pirzada said that she will hold a meeting with Federal
Government College Teachers Association on Saturday in which they would
discuss the issue bothering the teaching staff. Meanwhile, Federal
Government College Teachers Association President Professor Qasim
Masood said strike would be observed after three days if their demands
were not met. The news
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