Educators' merit list displayed
Rawalpindi, June 06: The pre-interview merit lists of the applicants for recruitment of educators has been displayed with a view to ensure transparency and merit in these recruitments.
This was stated by Chairman Chief Minister's Task Force for Elementary Education Raja Muhammad Anwer, says a press release issued here on Friday.
He said that if any candidate has any objection regarding his merit position, he could present his standpoint before the concerned officers of education department along with all related documents and proofs.
He said that the interviews for the recruitment of the educators would start from June 8, 2009 and the applicants can file their objections prior to this date. He said that under the instructions of the Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, transparency in the process of recruitment of educators is being observed very strictly. No negligence or any kind of corruption would be tolerated. The News
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'Govt to update entire education curriculum'
Islamabad: The government plans to increase the budgetary allocation for education as part of the forthcoming national education policy so that serious headway can be made towards achieving Universal Primary Education in Pakistan.
Mir Hazar Khan Bijrani, Federal Minister for Education stated this Friday on the occasion of Family Literacy Programme's certificate awarding ceremony organised by Children's Global Network Pakistan (CGN-P) in collaboration with the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE).
The ceremony marked the successful completion of 2008-09 session of CGN-P's Family Literacy Programme through which more than 2500 parents mostly mothers from 189 literacy centers in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Karachi have acquired basic literacy and maths skills.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said the entire education curriculum would be updated within a couple of months to bring it at par with international education standards. To ensure efficient teaching of new curriculum, the government would also initiate teachers' training programmes, which is essential to acquaint them with modern teaching techniques and computer technology.
"A new education policy is being formulated to incorporate Islamic teachings, national ideology, human rights, environment, disaster and risk management, HIV/AIDS and interfaith harmony.
The ministry has also decided to revamp the examination and evaluation system and National Education Assessment System is working to assess students' learning," he added.
Commending the efforts of network he said Children's Global Network is a key stakeholder in the fight to reform educational practices in Pakistan. Its Family Literacy Programme is a unique initiative aimed to empower people from lower income strata's who cannot read or write. Due to CGN-P's carefully formulated programme, hundreds of parents can now read and write. They are also able to play a more productive part in their child's education.
Mehnaz Aziz, Chief Executive, CGN-P, describing the programme said; "Under this programme, we have trained more than 5,000 teachers and heads in the best global teaching methodology tried and tested in more than 35 countries of the world. 114, 295 children in more than 400 schools are befitting from improved teaching practices and the learning material provided to their classrooms".
She informed that parental involvement was one of the strong components of the programme. "The network work in marginalised areas where parents of most of the children are non-literate. To involve these parents in their child's learning process the programme was initiated in 2003.
Attiq-ur-Rehman, Director General, FDE, who also attended the function, opined a unique feature of this program was that the structure of the program dictated that lessons learnt in the classroom by adults on a daily basis were imparted to the child as well. The idea that a positive change can be brought about in a child's behaviour through a change in parental attitudes forms the foundation of this programme. The Nation
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240 teachers to get training in Japan
Islamabad: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) will provide technical education training to 240 teachers in Japan every year.
The decision was taken in a meeting of joint coordination committee (JCC) on technical education at the National Institute of Science and Technical Education (Niste) here on Friday.
Niste Director-General Farid Khawaja said Jica had already dispatched project formulation study mission to examine the needs of technical assistance in the field of science education in July 2006. The mission in its report suggested more focus on development of science material and human resources to meet new science curriculum, he added.
The meeting stressed on the need to improve coordination among all stakeholders and strengthen technical education projects.
The meeting reviewed the annual work plan and progress of the technical cooperation. The committee also demanded bridging the gaps between various stakeholders. Dawn
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NAVTEC gets CTTI accredited with APACC
Islamabad: National Vocational and Technical Education Commission, (NAVTEC) has achieved the first milestone by getting Construction Training Technology Institute (CTTI), here accredited with Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC).
Earlier, NAVTEC entered into a MoU with APACC, the only regional TVET accrediting agency, says a press release here on Friday.
NAVTEC processed applications of ten (10) TVET institutions from all over the four provinces of Pakistan for APACC Accreditation. NAVTEC provided all technical support to CTTI for fulfilling necessary requirements to mature the case for Accreditation, supervised and sponsored the on-site-visit of international accreditation experts to the Institute. Consequently, CTTI has been declared as APACC Accredited Institution. APACC's accreditation is considered as internationally recognized sign of quality.
CTTI as an accredited institution and stakeholder will enjoy the benefits of greater workforce mobility and mutual recognition of qualifications in Asia and the Pacific region. Graduates of CTTI will now have fairly good opportunities for employment in the Republic of South Korea and other Asia Pacific Countries, signatory to APACC.
CTTI's accreditation with APACC will further promote local and foreign employers confidence on the selection of their employees coming from this Institute.
Accreditation status is important to employers while evaluating credentials of job applicants and deciding to provide support for current employees seeking further education. National Coordinator for Accreditation has been installed in NAVTEC to facilitate public and private TVET institutions desirous of APACC's accreditation. App
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City School holds graduation ceremony
Islamabad: The City School, F-11 Junior Branch, held a graduation ceremony for class 5 students here on Friday. Prizes and trophies were given to position-holders on the occasion. The students of Junior-V had a time of their life, as they felt really proud when they were handed over their degrees. They also shared their enjoyable memories of the school year on the occasion. A skit was presented by Junior-IV students about the prevailing situation in Swat. In the end, Principal Fazia Waqar awarded trophies to all prizewinners. The News
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