Legislation urged to make education common

Statesman Report

PESHAWAR: The participants of a workshop here stressed the need for making legislation and implementation of article 25-A to make education common for which is vital for every developed and educated society.
This was stated during a workshop organized by the Khwendu Kor (NGO) with the cooperation of Unicef here on Tuesday.
The workshop was attended by representatives of education, civil society members and others. The participants threw light on the Article 25-A, and sought proposals from the participants in this regard.
Project manager Nuzhat Amin briefed the participants about aims and objectives of the project.

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PhD scholarship for FATA newsmen: Tomorrow last day to apply

PESHAWAR: September 24 is the last date for the working journalists of Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) to apply for the PhD scholarships announced by Higher Education Commission (HEC).
The scholarships, announced under the project `Provision of Higher Education Opportunities for Students of Balochistan and FATA', would be awarded to those who will secure admission in HEC identified universities in USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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Only 7.8pc youth have access to higher education

PESHAWAR: Only 7.8 percent of the youth aged between 17 to 23 years has access to higher education in Pakistan,while according to the national income statistics, only one in five families throughout Pakistan can afford the expense of sending even one family member to a local public university.
To help the deserving but financially disadvantaged students pursue university education, USAID and HEC launched the Merit and Needs-Based Scholarship Programme in 2004. The scholarships are awarded in the fields of agriculture and business administration.
"I can never forget the day when I was selected to receive USAID scholarship," says Ayesha Butt, a young talented woman, recalling her happiness several years ago.

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10th convocation of Sarhad University

Need for promotion of primary education underlined
Statesman Report
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor has stressed the importance of promotion of primary education both from qualitative and quantitative point of views and said that there is an urgent need that each and every educated persons should spare time and resources and visibly contribute to get each and every child enabled to be blessed with the ornament of education.
Addressing as the chief guest at the 10th Convocation of the Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology; an institution in the private sector in Peshawar on Wednesday, the Governor further observed that this is also the best way to make them better citizens and ensure better future for the coming generations.
The Ceremony was also addressed by Special Assistance to the Chief Minister, Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani while the vice chancellor of the institution, Prof. Dr. Saleem-ur-Rehman presented the annual report of the institution and highlighted salient features of the achievements as well as performance of the university.

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Minister says education city to lure investment

PESHAWAR: Speaker, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, Asad Qaiser Tuesday said that the PTI-led provincial government has planned the establishment of an Education City in the proposed mega city near Karnal Sher Khan Interchange on the motorway.
This he stated while addressing a Post-Budget Policy Dialogue on "Federal Budget 2013-14" organized by Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS) in collaboration with Department of International Development (DFID) here in a local hotel.
The dialogue was attended also attended by members of provincial assembly Saleem Khan, Amna Sardar, Romana Jalil, Dina Hayat and Sardar Suren Singh. Member Provincial Assembly Meraj Hamayun and Senior journalist, Rahimullah Yusufzai also addressed event.

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