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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.

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.

The never-ending tussle between centre and provinces over power has again come to the fore 

 

The cold war between the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and provincial educational authorities is seeing another battle, as both Punjab and Sindh provinces have directed vice chancellors of public sector universities in their jurisdiction not to attend a VCs’ conference called by HEC in Lahore.

Following the loss of humanitarians extraordinaire Abdul Sattar Edhi and Dr Ruth Pfau within a span of a few months, Pakistan has lost another one of its hidden gems. Leelavati Harchandani, commonly known as Dadi Leela, remained a devoted advocate for girls’ right to education throughout her life spanning over a 100 years. Born on December 201, 1916, Dadi Leela passed away on September 14, 2017 following a prolonged illness.