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PSL fever grips even the politicians
ISLAMABAD, Feb 12 (APP): Not only the common folks but politicians of different hues are also getting under the sway of Pakistan’s ongoing inaugural International T20 Cricket show, the Pakistan Super League. Politicians from MQM’S Faisal Sabzwari to PTI’s Asad Umar have expressed their interest in PSL, supporting their favourite teams also.
 
Sports Gala from Monday
ISLAMABAD, Feb 12 (APP): The Inter Board Sports Gala 2016 will kick off here at the Pakistan Sports Complex from Monday.  The 8-day event to be concluded on February 22 is being hosted by the  Azad Jammu and Kashmir Mirpur Board, said a press release issued here.
 
Mohsin terms PSL as Dubai Super League
ISLAMABAD, Feb 12 (APP): Former Coach Mohsin Hasan Khan while terming PSL as Dubai Super League said the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should be shifted to Dubai as it is doing anything for the promotion of the game in the country. Criticizing on the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Mohsin said there was no need to hold the PSL in Dubai. “PSL is Pakistan’s league and should have happened here,” he said while talking to a private news channel.
 
35th CAS Open Golf Championship begins at Airmen Golf Course
PESHAWAR, Feb 11 (APP): The 35th edition CAS Open Golf Championship-2016 began at Airmen Golf Course and Recreational Park, PAF Base Korangi Creek. The Championship will last for four days and 18 holes will be played each day. Air Vice Marshal Salman Ahsan Bukhari, Air Officer Commanding, Southern Air Command, who is also Patron in Chief Airmen Golf Course, inaugurated the Championship.

 
Nasir Iqbal win gold in SA Games
PESHAWAR, Feb 11 (APP): Nasir Iqbal clinched the individual squash gold medal beating compatriot Farhan Zaman in straight games in the final to win gold medal in South Asian Games being held in India. Nasir defeated Farhan Zaman 14-12, 11-7 and 11-9 in straight sets. Former Pakistan Sports Board Weightlifting coach Farman Ali said that he was feeling proud of his son winning gold medal in South Asian Games.

 
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Literacy rate increases: Economic Survey PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Jun 2 (APP) - The overall literacy rate for age 10 years and above is 57.7 percent, 69.5 percent for male and 45.2 percent for female, the Economic Survey 2002-11 launched here Thursday said.It said during 2008-09 literacy rate was the 57.4 percent, 69.3 percent for male and 44.7 percent for female. The survey’s data shows that literacy remains higher in urban areas (73.2 percent) than in rural areas (49.2 percent), and is more prevalent for men (80.2 percent) compared to women (65.5 percent) in rural areas. However, it is evident from the data that rural-urban and male-female disparity seems to be closing a bit.
When analyzed provincially, literacy rate in Punjab stood at (59.6 %), Sindh (58.2%), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (50.9%) and Balochistan at (51.5%). The literacy rate of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has improved considerably during 2008-09 and 2009-10.
The comparative shares of literate depict marginal improvement in the profile of educational attainment. Nevertheless, all categories remain at the same level except a sort of increase in below matric (37.5 percent).
Generally, males are more educated compared to females.
Pre-Primary Education is the basic component of Early Childhood Education (ECE), Prep or Kachi classes of children having age of 3-4 years.
An increase of 4.0 percent in Pre-Primary enrolment (8.743 million) in 2009-10 over 2008-09 (8.434 million) has been observed during 2009-10, it is estimated to increase by 2.0 percent in 2010-11.
A number of 157,360 Primary Schools with 466,451 Teachers are functional. An increase in Primary enrolment (18.756 million) in 2009-10 over 2008-09 (18.468 million) has been observed during 2009-10, it is estimated to increase by 1.4 percent in 2010-11.
Secondary Education (Classes IX-X) A number of 24,792 Secondary Schools with 446,490 Teachers are functional. An increase in secondary enrolment (2.581 million) in 2009-10 over 2008-09 (2.556 million) has been observed during 2009-10.
It is estimated to increase by 2.9 percent in 2010-11. An enrolment of 1.257 million is estimated in 2010-11 against 1.165 million in 2009-10 and 1.07 million in 2008-09 whereas, 3,323 Higher Secondary Schools and Inter Colleges with 77,118 Teachers are functional.
Degree Colleges Education (Classes XIIIXIV) An enrolment of 619,629 students is expected during 2010-11 in Degree Colleges against 542,381 in 2009-10. A total of 1,439 Degree Colleges with 30,753 teachers are functional.
An enrolment of 1,105,307 is estimated in 2010-11 in Higher Education over 935,596 in 2009-10. In order to boost-up higher education. Three new universities have been established during the year 2009-10 making the total number to 132 universities with 57,780 Teachers in both Private and Public Sectors.
National Vocational and Technical Education Commission (NAVTEC) is a regulatory body responsible for promoting linkages among various stakeholders to address challenges faced by Technical and Vocational Educational Training (TVET).
Today rate of women participation is only 29 percent which is far less than other regional countries.
Under President’s Fanni Maharat Programme individuals, across the country are provided opportunities to gain skills from vocational training institutes/ centres.
Prime Minister’s Hunar Mand Pakistan Programme is also a similar kind of step to launch different skill development programme, in four priority sectors including: Construction, Agriculture, IT and Telecommunication and skills for women.
Realizing the real need and importance, the commission has made itself up for establishing of sector specifies training institutes and centre of excellence.
These institutes make available beautiful linkages between industry and technical institutes, and facilitate in information flow and benefit, from new industrial innovation by bridging the gap between academics and new industrial innovations.
The education Policy 2009 calls for an increased access to higher education for the youth of age group between 17-23 years from the existing 5 percent to 10 percent by the year 2015.
It is a major challenge for Higher Education Commission (HEC) and would require continuous support and generous funding from the federal government in the upcoming years.
During 2009-10, there were 868,641 students studying in the universities.
To provide the access of quality higher education to the masses, Charters to two new universities were awarded in 2010-11.
Human Resource Development High skilled workforce has become a basic need to meet the challenges of contemporary era which is all about competitiveness and efficiency.
Higher education sector has been playing essential role in human resource development to support the economy of the country by contributing in workforce of approximately four hundred thousand university graduates, every year, during 2005 to 2009.
The data shows 30 percent increase in the total graduates output from the universities and Degree Awarding institutes (DAIs) during above mentioned period.
Since 2002, Higher Education Commission has sent about 4,313 scholars in the technically advanced countries for research degrees such as M. Phil and Ph.D. Out of these 1,214 have completed and returned to the country.
Similarly, scholars were also encouraged to enrol in the local universities. This has helped to promote the research culture indigenously.
HEC sponsored 8,873 scholars in the local universities out of which 2,524 have completed their studies. During 2010, more than 750 PhDs degrees were awarded by Pakistani Universities.
HEC is also planning to extend its services to affiliated colleges of the universities/DAIs across the country to form a College Network of Pakistan, while capitalizing on PERN Core infrastructure and resources.
HEC has provided eight universities with the standard offthe- shelf Campus Management Solution (CMS) for the automation of student-centric academic processes.
HEC is planning to extend these facilities to 30 Public Sector Universities/Institutes of Pakistan in next 3 years.
Major Programmes and Projects of Ministry of Education During 2010-11, allocation made under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) stands at Rs. 5,071 million for 86 development projects against which, Rs. 1,722 million have been released up to January 2011.
 
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