Education

Pakistan launches reform of seminaries to control spread of extremism

Pakistan launches reform of seminaries to control spread of extremism

The country is planning to mainstream more than 30,000 madrassas, putting their management under the Education Ministry, officials say.


KP offers free technical education to 4,000 youths

KP offers free technical education to 4,000 youths

The free training should help create more jobs for youth in merged tribal districts, authorities say.


KP schools get upgrades amid reconstruction

KP schools get upgrades amid reconstruction

Almost all of the schools damaged by militants in past years have now been rebuilt.


Peshawar education board exempts children of terror victims from fees

Peshawar education board exempts children of terror victims from fees

The move shows appreciation for those who give their lives in the fight against terrorism and financially supports children affected by militancy, officials say.


Pakistan mourns Maj. Langlands, dedicated teacher to generations of students

Pakistan mourns Maj. Langlands, dedicated teacher to generations of students

Maj. Langlands spent more than seven decades in Pakistan, educating many of the country's future leaders and military officers.


Changing the meaning of life for girls -- one truck at a time

Changing the meaning of life for girls -- one truck at a time

The colourful images painted onto trucks encourage education for girls and advocate against forced marriages.


Naway Jwand NGO works to rehabilitate drug addicts in Swat

Naway Jwand NGO works to rehabilitate drug addicts in Swat

There were as many as 4,000 people in Swat District who are addicted to drugs, including heroin and methamphetamine, a March survey conducted by Naway Jwand revealed.


Authorities step up fight against on-campus terrorism, extremism

Authorities step up fight against on-campus terrorism, extremism

'If we want to create a decent and a civilised society, we have to start from the universities to play a part in defeating terrorism,' one analyst argues.


Pakistani authorities work to end corporal punishment in schools

Pakistani authorities work to end corporal punishment in schools

Corporal punishment and physical abuse, a widely accepted practice in Pakistani schools, have discouraged students from going to schools, say observers.


KP launches enrolment drive for out-of-school children

KP launches enrolment drive for out-of-school children

The new KP government expects to enrol about 250,000 out-of-school children in government schools this year.


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