Teachers training vital for quality education: HEC




STAFF REPORT LHR: Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Mukhtar Ahmed has said that training teachers on modern lines was necessary to lift the standards of education. "Teachers are nation builders and agents for a positive social change," said Ahmed while addressing, via video link, the concluding session of three-day fourth international conference on Education and Research organised by the University of Education (UoE).

The HEC chief said that universities not only

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Teachers training vital for quality education HEC


STAFF REPORT LHR: Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Mukhtar Ahmed has said that training teachers on modern lines was necessary to lift the standards of education.

"Teachers are nation builders and agents for a positive social change," said Ahmed while addressing, via video link, the concluding session of three-day fourth international conference on Education and Research organised by the University of Education (UoE).

The HEC chief said that universities not only

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Integrated Biometrics to help get rid of ghost teachers




STAFF REPORT ISB: A ghost teacher’ problem in Pakistan that had grown so bad and led to the closure of thousands of schools is finally being addressed through biometrics.

The problem was much worse than the standard ghost’ employee issue where fake or former workers exploit bureaucratic holes to continue drawing monthly salaries.

In Pakistan, particularly its southern Balochistan and Sindh provinces, entire shadow schools’ were still being funded although the facilities

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Bigger investment needed for quality teachers


STAFF REPORT ISB: Education in Pakistan has remained a low priority since 1947. This, despite the fact that the very first conference held in Pakistan was on education where Quaid-e-Azam had declared that, "education is a matter of life and death for Pakistan."

While there has been a substantial increase in the number of schools, colleges and universities, Pakistan remains one of the most illiterate countries in the world. 60 million Pakistanis today cannot read or write. Again

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USEFP hosts orientation for 40 teachers




STAFF REPORT ISB: The US Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) has hosted the pre-departure orientation for 40 teachers participating in the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Pakistan Programme in Islamabad.
The TEA Programme sends outstanding secondary school teachers from around the globe to US to further develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the hosting US.
The TEA programme for Pakistani teachers

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Intel awards teachers, schools for technologies integration




STAFF REPORT ISB: Intel Pakistan has recently organized the Intel Education Awards Ceremony, under the Intel Education Initiative in order to recognize the impressive performance in technology integration by teachers and schools across Pakistan.
Dr. Fazllullah Pechuho, Secretary Education, Education and Literacy Department, Government of Sindh was the chief guest.
Of all the participants in the contest, 24 won awards in recognition of their accomplishments in implementing technology

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Intel Honors Teachers and Schools with Awards for Technological Integration


Islamabad, December 3, 2014 – Intel Pakistan today organized the Intel Education Awards Ceremony, under the Intel Education Initiative, to recognize the impressive performance in technology integration by teachers and schools across Pakistan. Present at the occasion was Dr. Fazllullah Pechuho, Secretary Education, Education and Literacy Department, Government of Sindh as the chief guest.



Of all the participants in the Intel Teach Program contest, 24 won awards, in recognition of

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