ISLAMABAD: National Curriculum Council (NCC) meeting was held on Wednesday with Sindh representation absent in the first meeting.
The meeting organised by the Ministry of Federal Education, was held to develop a consensus on introducing a uniform system of education in the country.
Neither the Sindh education minister nor the education secretary attended the meeting, and sources in the PPP have said the move to convene the NCC meeting is unconstitutional.
Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood, who chaired the meeting, said that the literacy rate has fallen in the last few years from 60 to 58.
“More than 22 million children in Pakistan are out of school,” he said, adding that the country had so far failed to provide quality education and a uniform curriculum to students.
The meeting was attended by stakeholders from the public, private and madressah systems, the higher education sector and the provinces.
Gujranwala school wall collapses killing 5 pupils and a teacher
GUJRANWALA: A teacher and 5 pupils, performing on stage in front of their parents, expired when their school wall collapsed on them.
The tragic incident occurred as the festivities of 23rd March, Pakistan Resolution Day, was being celebrated.
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Thirteen injured are being treated in Civil Hospital.
GUJRANWALA: Mother of a child mourning wails the great loss.
UoP syndicate approves Academic Council’s recommendations
PESHAWAR: A syndicate meeting of Peshawar University (UoP) chaired by Vice Chancellor Dr. Muhammad Asif Khan principally approved recommendations forwarded by Academic Council, Study Leave and Affiliation Committee.
The meeting also approved the proposed workload policy under which Assistant Professors and Associate Professors would perform nine and six hours duty, respectively throughout a week.
The meeting also capped the benevolent fund limit up to Rs. 960 and approved the recommendations of Taskforce for commercialization and directed the committee to present the details before the syndicate in this regard.
Inflated gas bills: Customers to get Rs. 2.5b back!
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information informed that Federal Cabinet has given the approval to reimburse Rs. 2.5 billion to gas consumers who received inflated bills.
Addressing a Presser here today Minister said the cabinet took into view the issue of inflated gas bills and discussed measures to rectify the situation. According to him, 3.2 million gas consumers have been affected by exaggerated gas bills.