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Shafqat advocates equal education for all

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LAHORE: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood today said that economic issues of the country need to be resolved besides coping with other challenges.
Addressing the 3rd Afkar-e-Taza (Thinkfest) ceremony at Alhamra, he said people had high expectations and there was a lot of work which needed to be done. He said it was good that events like “Thinkfest” held which discuss foreign policy, democracy, economy, and others matters, but it was very much necessary that such events do take place in areas like Dera Ghazi Khan.
The Minister said, we also have challenges in the education sector like 20 million children were out of school, a different form of education and all such issues need to be resolved. He said, education provides a frame of reference for looking at the world and we have to look at how different nation we are creating.
The Federal Minister said that it was an injustice that one segment of society get successful and others not and added that the National Curriculum Council (NCC) had been created. He said graduates need to be mobilized to redress the issue of illiteracy, adding that confining quality education to certain people would never help any nation to excel.
Dr. Yaqoob, Zaheer Sarwar, Najam Sethi and other also spoke on the occasion. Later, the Minister chaired the meeting of Governing Body of Iqbal Academy Pakistan at Aiwan-e-Iqbal. Different matters related to the Academy came under discussion. It was decided in the meeting that “Iqbal seminar” would be organized on 21st April at Prime Minister Secretariat. The Minister said that there should be Iqbal Chair in Iran, adding that all possible support would be provided to the initiatives that would be taken for the promotion of Iqbal’s message.  Appointment of the Director of Iqbal Academy also came under discussion in the meeting. Director Iqbal Academy Pakistan Muhammad Bakhsh Sangi, Secretary Engineer Aamir Hasan and others attended the meeting.

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World Memory Sports UK: Pak Team Wins Big in its Debut Performance

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LONDON: Students of Institute of Human Memory Development took part in 2019 U.K. Open Championships organized by World Memory Sports Council here.

Students were trained by the Institute of Human Memory Development (www.ihmd.co) and the entire trip was sponsored by Consultants for Our Future World (Pvt) Ltd. (www.cofw.co)

Three Championships that were held back-to-back in London, were the Speed-Reading Championship, Mind Mapping Championship, and the Memory Championship.

The Pakistan Team was amongst competitors from 13 countries (Pakistan, China, India, Russian, England, Wales, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Spain, Germany, Turkey & Australia). With the best competing against each other, Pakistan was able to bring back home 3 Gold, 1 Silver, and 1 Bronze Medals. A proud moment of celebration as Pakistan was represented on an international platform.

The Winners:

Sania Alam – Promoted to Level 3 Arbiter

By Guild of Mind Sports Arbiters (GOMSA)

Kisa Zehra – Gold Position

2019 UK Open Speed-Reading Champion

Nabeel Hasan – Gold Position

2019 UK Open Junior Memory Champion

Kisa Zehra – Gold Medal – Names & Faces Discipline

2019 UK Open Memory Championship

Kisa Zehra – Silver Medal Position

2019 UK Open Mind Mapping Championship

Nabeel Hasan – Bronze Medal Position

2019 UK Open Mind Mapping Championship

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UNDP extends assistance to PM’s Kamyab Jawan Programme

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ISLAMABAD: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has extended its assistance to Prime Minister’s Kamyab Jawan Programme in order to ensure socio-economic development of youth.

According to an official, UNDP would launch various initiatives under Prime Minister’s Kamyab Jawan Programme from talent exploration to multiple employment opportunities that would not only improve economic condition of the unemployed potential young generation of the country but also help enhancing their professional skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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China to establish Chinese language department at King Saud University

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BEIJING: China will help King Saud University (KSU), the most prestigious university in Saudi Arabia, to build a Chinese language department, with establishing a Confucius Institute in the university in a further plan to be discussed, a move that will contribute to the cultural communication between China and Saudi Arabia.
The announcement came after KSU President Badran Al-Omar signed an agreement for the provision of Chinese language instructors with Ma Jianfei, deputy chief executive of Confucius Institute Headquarters here, Global Times reported Tuesday.
As the oldest and most prestigious university in Saudi Arabia, KSU is the first university in Saudi Arabia to offer Chinese language courses. The school opened Chinese language courses in 2010 and has trained 35 students.
The university is preparing to build a Chinese language department with help from two to four teachers sent by the Confucius Institute Headquarters.
Saudi Arabia and China agreed to include the Chinese language in the curriculum in Saudi schools and universities during the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud to Beijing in February.
There are 548 Confucius Institutes in 154 countries and regions, including Lebanon, Dubai, and Turkey in the Middle East.

 

 

 

 

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