ISLAMABAD: In order to provide job opportunities to unemployed PhD scholars, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has collected the credentials’ record of around one thousands PhD scholars across the country aiming at awarding them employment opportunities.
According to an official on Monday, HEC would deploy these unemployed PhD scholars in different universities of the country.
In this regard, HEC has initiated country-wide project for providing jobs to unemployed PhD’s and award them payments for their research work.
Initially, he said, around 22 PhD’s would be inducted as Assistant Professor in Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Larkana. HEC to this effect has directed concerned PhD scholars to report in the university, he informed.
He further told that the said above PhD scholars would be inducted for one year under the HEC programme Inter Placement of Fresh PhD’s Scholars (IPFP).
During this first year tenure all scholars would be paid by the Commission, he revealed.
HEC has also started preparation of a formula under which they would be paid for their research work; he said adding that the formula would be shared with PhD scholars within one month.
11K out-of-school kids to be enrolled by Govt.
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood Friday said that the government has decided to enroll over 11,000 out-of-school children in the federal capital’s schools by June this year under a drive to raise a number of school goers.
“Over 11,000 out-of-school children belonging to different age groups were identified under the survey conducted by the ministry in Islamabad and the enrollment of around 5,000 was being ensured at this stage,” Shafqat Mahmood said while addressing the launching ceremony of ‘Wish 2 Action’ Project organized by Rahnuma-EPAP.
“We have tried this campaign as a pilot project in the capital city and soon it will be replicated at the national level after its complete success,” the minister remarked. Highlighting the various challenges faced by the education sector, he said collective efforts were required to bring significant improvement in this area. At present, the country was going through a crucial phase but the government would deliver as per the aspiration of its citizens in its tenure, he added.
He said the prime focus was to provide quality education to every child of the country and uniform education policy was being chalked out for the purpose. Other than that, the government was also working out a number of projects to enhance the education standards in the country he said and added that it was striving to scale up literacy rate from 58 percent to at least 70 percent by the end of its five years term in the office.
Education system is improving in country: minister
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood has said that the education system is getting improved in the country due to endeavors of the incumbent government.
Addressing a ceremony of Pakistan summit here today, the minister said government is committed and striving to bring betterment in the standard of education at the provincial level, which is now delivering fruits.
He added that there are several challenges in the field of education, which will be removed.
Commissioner Karachi determined to revive libraries
KARACHI: Commissioner of the Metropolis Iftikhar Shallwani has told since public libraries were in very bad shape the newly formed Council of Public Libraries was endeavoring to ameliorate the state of affairs.
He was addressing a Presser held here by the School Libraries Association (SLA) at the Karachi Press Club to mark World Book & Copyright Day. Commissioner Shallwani appreciated the work being carried out by SLA for enhancing the awareness about the importance of libraries in schools.
While pointing out that in most of the public libraries books were just piled-up in heaps, the Commissioner said that only civil society could improve the condition. Director SLA Nooruddin Merchant and Dr. Khwaja Mustafa (Executive Director – SLA) also spoke on the occasion.
Conspicuous among others there was Dr. Farhat Hussain (President Pakistan Library Association), Dr. Raees Ahmed Samdani (renowned writer) Director Minhaj University (Lahore).
A peaceful procession followed the Press Conference with participants pressing for their demands by means of placards apropos provision of libraries in public sector schools and appointment of librarians.