The Sindh government is focused on addressing the educational needs of close to 300,000 deaf children across the province by increasing their access to education, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said.
Parents across Sindh found much to rejoice on Monday morning as the Sindh High Court (SHC) restricted private schools in the province from hiking up school fees by more than five percent per year.
Although 10 Pakistani universities have been included in the recently launched Times Higher Education (THE) ranking titled Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018, just one university from Pakistan has found a place among the top 100 institutions.
The Aga Khan University (AKU) is certainly the top-rated medical university in Pakistan and places high on several Asian university rankings as well. In a recent study of universities around the world, Quacquarelli Symonds Limited or QS World University Rankings, rated AKU among the top 250 universities in the world for studying medicine.
After almost eight years since the passage of the 18th Constitutional Amendment, the fate of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) has been decided by Council of Common Interests (CCI). The HEC in not being dissolved and the apex education body has been given a green signal to continue playing a key role in the country’s higher education sector.
Sindh Education and Literacy Minister Jam Mahtab Hussain officially launched the Sindh Non-Formal Education Policy (NFE) on Wednesday. The NFE was earlier approved by Sindh Cabinet on October 5, 2017. School Education and Literacy Department (SELD) Secretary Iqbal Durrani, USAID Deputy Mission Director John Smith-Sreen and representatives of other development agencies like UNICEF and JICA attended the event.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has passed directives to the provincial education department for recruiting 6,000 Junior Elementary School Teachers (JEST) to be employed in to start new English medium kindergartens and schools in the province.
The university teaching community has called for an indefinite strike in universities of Sindh after fears of changes being made to faculty’s role in the administration of varsities following Dr Asim Hussain’s re-appointment as the Sindh Higher Education Commission (SHEC) chairperson.
The Sindh government has appointed controversy-marred PPP leader Dr Asim Hussain as chairperson of Sindh Higher Education Commission (HEC), drawing immense flak from academic circles
Regularised teachers include those who cleared NTS test for contractual appointment as well as those who cleared Sindh and Iqra University tests
Following several violent police crackdowns and baton charge on Sindh teachers protesting for regularisation and promotions for the past several; days, the province’s chief minister has finally issued directives for the regularisation of 21,000 teachers, besides approving promotion of others.