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At a launch attended by Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari, on Thursday, Oct. 23rd, Pakistan introduced a first-of-its-kind smartphone app geared toward helping parents of Pakistani students with special needs. This application marks the beginning of the introduction…

One in four children in Pakistan will not complete their primary education by the deadline of 2030, says a report by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organ­isation (UNESCO). The country will only be half-way to the target of 12 years of education for all, with 50 percent of youngsters failing in the completion of their upper secondary education at the current rates.

Back in the days of my school life at public school in Mansehra, I often considered education equivalent to obedience, muteness, fear of teachers and following orders. I can recall clearly how I moved from class sixth to eighth, with not an iota of knowledge added into my educational arsenal. The teachers either did not know about the subjects they taught, or simply could not be bothered to care.

Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad has reiterated his resolve to take Punjab University in the league of top 400 universities of the world, saying the upcoming QS Ranking of top universities will see PU gain significant ground in terms of its global stature. Addressing the 128th PU Convocation at Faisal Auditorium, the VC said the varsity administration was working round the clock to implement its vision of progress, and merit, transparency and good governance had been made the foundations of each decision.