Public schools in Punjab are having a hard time retaining students in classrooms, many of which lack proper furniture to seat students along with a general lack of toilets and boundary walls in schools. But despite the deplorable situation in many public schools, the authorities concerned have been unable to fully utilize the non-salary budget (NSB) during the outgoing quarter.
The interim Punjab government issued a landmark notification last week, according to which transgender students will be given indiscriminate admissions and will be treated equally in all government and private schools across the province.
The recent expulsion of City School students over the dispute of fee increase has led parents to come further together against private schools and move the relevant courts of law to take school administrations to task.
The federal government on Monday launched new curriculum and text books aimed at raising the quality of education in public schools in the federal capital. The new curriculum and text books are part of the government’s 100/100/100 programme that envisions 100% enrolment, 100% retention and 100% passing out of children in schools in the federal capital.
The Government of Punjab on Thursday announced summer vacations in schools across the province from May 17 after considering the rising temperature and the advent of the holy month of Ramazan.
Recent figures doled out by the Government of Punjab’s School Education Department claim a whopping increase in spending on education in Punjab, yet the serious lack of one of the most vital facility in an educational environment leaves one wondering where all that increased spending has gone.
The Punjab School Education Department (PSED) has banned dance performances by students in all private and government schools across the province.
Pablo Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist.” That cannot be closer to truth, as displayed by budding artists from across the country at the 7th Art Beat National Child Art Competition and Exhibition. This year’s themes – My Likes, My Dreams, My City, My Village – urged children to explore their inner voices to come up with works about what they liked, what they wanted to be and how they envisioned the environment and the people around them.
Officials of the Punjab Literacy & Non Formal Basic Education (L&NFBE) Department on Thursday accepted the two key demands made by protesting employees and teachers, ending the daylong protest and sit-in outside the Punjab Assembly at the Chairing Cross junction in Lahore.