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SBTE exam schedule of associate engineer

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Karachi, Apr 19: The Sindh Board of Technical Education has announced dates for special examinations of candidates who have failed in the diploma of associate engineer (morning/evening) under annual and semester systems.

The exams in SBTE Karachi region are scheduled for April 27 at the Govt Degree Science, Commerce College, Block-7, Ghulshan-i-Iqbal, Karachi; Govt Commercial Training Institute, Hyderabad and Govt Polytechnic Institute, Mirpurkhas. Ppi

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"I totally disagree with the fact that the (National education policy under review: Federal govt set to lower unachievable targets)I would like to throw light on the budget allocation of 7% is absolutely perfect in achieving the desired literacy rate of 86%. Firstly lets go back to 1951 till date. 1951-1961. 10 yrs literacy rate 16.40% stats show decrease. 1961-1972. 10 yrs literacy rate 21.70% stats show increase of 5% 1972- 1981. 9yrs literacy rate 26.20% stats show increase of 5% 1981-1998. 17yrs literacy rate 43.90 stats show 17% increase 1998-2008 10yrs literacy rate 56% stats show 13% increase. Looking at these statistical figures it shows, that the literacy rate has grown on an average of 1% every yr irrespective of political or military changes with an average allocation of 1.5-1.7 educational budget. Now the federal govt is argusing that the target of 56% to 86% literacy is unrealistic and wants to lessen the budget from 7% to 4% and only achieve 70% literacy rate, my question is that previously with a budget of 1.5 % we were able to increase out literacy rate by 1.5% every yr why cannot the literacy rate be achieved with an extra 6% for the next(2008-2015)as if previously with a budget of 1.5 we were able every 10 yrs to achieve average 1.5% then how cannot with an increase of 6% of allocation not allow the literacy rate to be achieved. What exactly does the govt want to do with the reduction of 3%? As stats clearly show that with an increase of 6% in the educational budget the literacy rate which is achievable is 48% more compared to 30% which is desired from 2008-2015."
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National education policy under review: Federal govt set to lower 'unachievable' targets
Karachi: The federal government has in principle agreed to review the targets set in the national education policy with a view to make them realistic and achievable, realising that the targets, especially those aimed at raising the annual budgetary allocation for education to seven per cent of the GDP and increasing literacy rate to 85 per cent by 2015, are quite on a higher side and not achievable in the given period.

The federal education ministry in consent with the Prime Minister's Adviser on Education, Sardar Assef Ali, has proposed that the target for increasing the annual budgetary allocation for education by 2015 should be curtailed to four per cent of the GDP as against seven per cent envisaged in the incumbent policy.

Similarly, it has proposed lowering of the target set for raising the rate of literacy, i.e. 85 per cent, down to 70pcby 2015.

Informed sources that necessary paper work was being finalised and as soon as the exercise was completed, the draft set of proposals would be presented to the federal cabinet for its approval.

The sources said that a hint towards curtailing the targets was given by the federal government's joint education adviser, A. M. Quraishi, during a meeting chaired by provincial education secretary Siddiq Memon here a couple of days back.

The meeting was convened to chalk out a time-tagged action plan for the implementation of the national education policy. It was attended by provincial special education secretary Aslam Ursani, head of the Sindh educational boards chairmen committee Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai and senior officials of the education department.

A participant of the meeting said that it was during the course of evolving an action plan for Sindh vis-a-vis the streamlining and implementing the policy that Mr Quraishi expressed his intention to recommend lowering of the set targets.

He informed the meeting that the problem of unrealistically ambitious goals set in the policy had been discussed threadbare with the prime minister's adviser on education. He also told the participants that Sardar Assef agreed to forward the issue to the federal cabinet along with a set of proposals making the targets realistic and achievable.

The sources said that the federal education ministry adviser revealed this to the participants of the meeting when some of them came out with valid arguments to suggest that the targets set in the national education policy-2009 were simply impossible to achieve.

The asked how could the annual budgetary allocation for education be raised from the existing 2.1 per cent to seven per cent of the GDP by 2015 when the federal government had released only 1.7 per cent against the 2.1 pc of the GDP in 2008-09

The were of the view that it was the policy makers' wishful thinking that the target set in the policy for increasing the literacy rate from the existing 54 per cent to 85 per cent by 2015 because the trends so far had clearly indicated that the country had been able to increase its literacy rate only by only 10 per cent over the past eight years -. from 44pc in 1992 to 54 per cent in 2010. Dawn

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