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Girls’ Education Programme worth USD 7 million launched in Islamabad

Pakistani girls at school in Mingora, Swat valley.

Islamabad – UNESCO and Government of Pakistan have launched a three-year program “Girls’ Right to Education Programme in Pakistan” to improve access to quality learning opportunities for girls in the hardest-to-reach areas of the country. The program launched in Islamabad on Thursday intends to support better access, improved quality and safe learning environments for girls in far-flung areas of the country. ... Read More »

US sponsored “back to school’ expo attracts huge audience

ISLAMABAD – Hundreds of Pakistani students attended a “Back to School” fair in Islamabad on Sept 21, 2015 sponsored by Education USA Pakistan, in coordination with the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP). Pakistani students interested in studying in the United States met alumni from more than 50 U.S. colleges and universities, who talked about their own experiences.  U.S. Embassy Diplomats and ... Read More »

USAID improving water supplies, facilitating education in Pakistan

KARACHI: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) broke ground at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) of a new USAID-funded building that will house the U.S. Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water, according to press statement. The Center for Advanced Studies in Water was recently established by USAID, MUET and the University of Utah. “This project is ... Read More »

HEC, PEP to setup Student Start-up Business Centers in 9 Universities

The Higher Education Commission (HEC), the Promotion of Education in Pakistan (PEP) Foundation and nine public sector universities in Pakistan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to open “Student Start-up Business Centers” in the participating universities. The ceremony for MoU signing was held at the HEC Secretariat. The Student Start-up Business Centers aim to promote entrepreneurship among students who are a part ... Read More »

HEC and YOK committed to enhance Pakistan-Turkey collaboration in the field of higher education

ANKARA, 14 September 2015: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and the Higher Education Council (YÖK) of Turkey have reaffirmed the commitment to further intensify their mutual collaboration and promote deeper links between the institutions of higher learning in the two countries. The reaffirmation came during the meeting between Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey Mr. Sohail Mahmood and the YÖK President, ... Read More »

Artists day out with Army

LAHORE – A group of 90 students and faculty members from National College of Arts (NCA) spent a day out with Pakistan Army at Lahore Garrison . The day-long programme was specifically organised to enlighten students on routine functioning of Pakistan Army, its organisation, operational preparedness and defence capability under a programme – Know your Army. This programme has been ... Read More »

Australian universities sign scholarships arrangement with Higher Education Commission

ISLAMABAD — A joint arrangement between four Australian universities and Higher Education Commission (HEC) to provide partial PhD scholarships to HEC scholars was on August 12, 2015 finalised in a signing ceremony witnessed by Australian High Commissioner designate, Margaret Adamson. Under a Document of Understanding (DoU) between the HEC and University of Melbourne, Macquarie University, University of Wollongong and RMIT University, partial PhD scholarships will ... Read More »

Govt, private schools to open on 10th August

Government and private schools will open on August 10 after summer vacation in the Federal Capital.An official of the Federal Board of Education (FDE) said FDE is all set to open government’s schools in the ongoing month.Another official of Ministry of Capital Development Division (CADD) said all private schools will also open on August 10.In case any school was found open before the ... Read More »

Japan’s Fuji Kindergarten is the world’s best teaching space

Japan's Fuji Kindergarten is the world's best teaching space

By Thu-Huong Ha At Fuji Kindergarten outside Tokyo, kids make the most of a magical environment designed just for them. The roof of their oval-shaped school, designed by Tokyo-based firm Tezuka Architects, is an endless playground, and trees grow right through classrooms. So how do you build to let children be children? says Takaharu Tezuka (TED Talk: The best kindergarten you’ve ever ... Read More »

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