Submitted by admin on 18 December, 2013 - 17:08
Karachi: The private sector has the dire responsibility to give impetus to education, especially among girls; the private sector just does not have the wherewithal, financial or otherwise, to shoulder the responsibility without resorting to donations and other fund-raising. This was stated by Amer Zahoor, member of the Girl Rising Pakistan team, at a hotel on Tuesday at the showing of the film Girl Rising, which highlights the indispensable need for educating girls as a means to national development and the overall progress of society.
Submitted by admin on 18 December, 2013 - 16:10
KOLKATA: Ishita Jalan is pursuing her Masters in Chemistry from Manchester University. But, even a decade ago, she could not differentiate easily between similar looking alphabets and numbers. Ishita's hand-eye coordination, the coordinated control of hand and eye movements, was next to impossible. She was suffering from dyslexia. Her life, however, took a u-turn when she was sent to the United States by her mother at the age of nine. She learnt new techniques to tackle her 'special' condition and overcome the problem. handicap with alphabets and numbers.
Submitted by admin on 3 December, 2013 - 17:34
TURA: The small town of Tura is all set to keep its date with differently-abled persons on International Day for Persons with Disabilities on Tuesday next. People from all walks of life will assemble to celebrate the day and brainstorm on "How to create a barrier-free environment for the disabled." "The National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation & Multiple Disabilities, in collaboration with the district administration and the office of the district social welfare officer, West Garo Hills, will organize Badhte Kadam-V in Tura.
Submitted by admin on 3 December, 2013 - 15:37
As I waited to meet the principal, the teacher’s voice drifted out from the open classroom window. It was a dark room with the children on the floor. I couldn’t make out more from the outside. The voice was repeating “Kanha is a national park. It is open till 6pm in the summers and 4pm in the winters.”. After 3 repetitions, he instructed the children to repeat after him, which they did. In a small town in Karnataka, a thousand kilometre away, the complete irrelevance of Kanha’s opening hours is obvious.
Submitted by admin on 30 October, 2013 - 11:50
As you walk through the corridors and peek into the classrooms, you see students bending their little heads over their iPods and iPads some are keenly typing while others have earphones plugged in. This isn’t leisure time, however. At the Universal School in Tardeo, technology is a way of life. Students at the school are introduced to gadgets at the tender age of two. They use iPods till Class 2, iPads and personal Macbooks take its place in consequent years.
Submitted by admin on 25 October, 2013 - 11:22
Will compelling private schools to ensure that 25 percent of their students must be from the economically weaker groups affect the quality of education in these schools? It most certainly will, private schools have always maintained. In the absence of hard evidence, they haven’t been able to back up their claims. But then, nor have those who rubbished these gloomy prophecies as elitist claptrap been able to irrefutably disprove them.
Submitted by admin on 16 September, 2013 - 12:08
A one-stop portal for information and grievance redressal on the Right to Education Act was launched recently. Parents across the country rejoiced when the Right to Education Act came into effect in April, 2010. However, many realised that there were still lot of bumps on the road ahead. Attempting to fill the information gap between the system and parents, and within the system, Centre for Civil Society (CCS) and Central Square Foundation (CSF), think tanks on education, have launched an online portal which is a one-stop source for all information on the Act.
Submitted by admin on 16 September, 2013 - 11:40
Voicing his anguish over the alarming spiral in incidents of crime against women across the country, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday stressed on the need to respect women and proper education as a key to the process of nation building. Speaking on the occasion of the seventh Vidyasagar Memorial Lecture at the Vidyasagar University in West Midnapore on Sunday, the President recalled the lifelong dedication and efforts of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar to bring educational and social reform and said the country can’t progress till women find their rightful place in society.
Submitted by admin on 19 July, 2013 - 21:50
A total of 8,587 children belonging to financially weaker section of society were enrolled under section 12 (1) (c) Right to Education Act in the different Government schools of the State, said additional secretary and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) State project director Radhika Jha on Wednesday.
Submitted by admin on 19 July, 2013 - 21:48
From delivering newspapers to being accepted at the Indian Institute of Mangament in Kolkata – young Bangalorean Shiva Kumar’s story is one of determination and self-belief.