Education

Classrooms without teachers

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What can the Punjab govt do to deal with the shortage of 90,000 teachers

7000 Pakistani students await charter flight to China

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Over 7,000 Pakistanis enrolled in Chinese universities have been trapped in a whirlpool of hope and despair for over two years. They are studying online because Beijing has barred the return of foreign students due to a COVID travel ban.

Less than 10% women in STEM in Pakistan: gender stereotypes or...

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In a country where only 13% of the girls are still in school by the time they reach the ninth grade, it is not surprising that families do not focus on their education and career.

Back on campus after 4 decades

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The Sindh Government has passed a law reviving students’ unions after almost 4 decades. VoicePk.net talks to students and university administration on how they think these unions will change life on campus.

Baloch students press for PU seats with sit-in

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Baloch students are staging a sit-in outside the VC office in PU against what they have termed as a ‘deliberate procedural delay’ in the allotment of seats reserved for students belonging to the Balochistan province

Minister’s “dopatta” remark creates uproar

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“Under this Govt, we are witnessing a gradual Madrasization of Public Schools at a level not seen even during Zia’s era,” says Educationist A.H Nayyar while responding to Murad Ras's remarks about making "scarves & caps" part of school uniforms.

Corporal punishment no more, Islamabad teachers warned

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Teachers in Islamabad have been told not to use the rod for students as they may face penalties for violating a law on banning corporal punishments in schools across the federal territory.

Thousands of students in limbo as protests shut-down welfare schools

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All 70 schools managed by the Punjab Workers' Welfare Fund are shut, as employees demand amenities on par with other Govt Depts.

Irate PU staff run into IJT

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40 to 50 IJT members besieged the entire admin block. We managed to shut down some doors but before we could lock the door closest to my office IJT members pushed the guards back & forcibly entered the premise & started rampaging around

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