One day seminar on Education “Trend and issues of 2008”.
CHITRAL: One day Education Seminar on trend and issues of 2008 was held here at Commerce College Hall Chitral. District Nazim Chitral Haji Maghfirat Shah was chief guest of the first session while Principal retired Mukaram Shah was presiding over the ceremony. Intellectuals, educationists and research scholars presented their papers and thesis. The speakers stressed upon quality education with mutual interaction of parents and teachers. The ceremony was started with the recitation from the Holy Quran. Students presented Naath Sharif and tubule. This seminar was arranged jointly by School and Literacy Department Chitral, Aga Khan Education Services, National Commission for Human Development and Sarhad Rural Support Program Chitral.
Gul Nawaz Khan EDO Education presented his welcome address. Those who presented their papers/thesis were Dr. Inayatullah Faizi Assistant Professor Degree College Chitral, Maula Nigah Niga, Dr. Mir Afzal Khan Tajik Head of Professional Development Centre Chitral of Aga Khan University Karachi while chief guest District Nazim Chitral and Mukaram Shah also spoke on the occasion. The intellectuals and educationists presented their paper on different issues of education like the impact of teacher’s professional development on quality of education, education in prospect of quality and quantity etc. they said that we should to improve our education quality and increase literacy ratio. The speakers expressed their concern over poor education system in the country. Addressing the seminar district Nazim said that some 49000 students reading in primary to middle class but this ratio is strangely decreased in metric level where only 15000 students are reading. While 34000 students are drop out after passing their middle class. He stressed upon the teachers to motivate their students towards higher education and assured of no interference of district government in posting and transfer of teachers. The speakers said that trend of cheating in examinations among students is increasing day by day which is very fearful for their future.
The second session was started after lunch. Zuharan Shah General Manger of AKES was chief guest on the occasion while the ceremony was presided over by Wazir Muhammad Nazim UC Yarkhun who is also chairman of education committee in the zilla council of Chitral. Maulana Naqeebullah Razi, Saleh Wali Azad, Maulana Khaleequz zaman District Khateeb, Professor Ubaidur Rehman, Raeen Shah, Afzal Ahmad Shah presented their thesis. Zuhran Shah also distributed prizes among the students who participated in tubule. At last an unanimous resolution was also passed by participants of the seminar. Through a resolution they demanded no political interference in education system, launching of extension lectures in schools, orientation workshop of selected teachers and students, introduction of career counseling, providing of information to each school about educational institutions within and out of the country, activation of steering education committee and strengthen of academic section at the office of EDO School and Literacy.
At last chief guest and president of the last session also delivered speech. A question answer session was also held. The speakers insisted on continuation of education conferences in the district at each level to improve quality education.
Maulna Jihangir abandoned from NA-32 seat.
CHITRAL: Maulana Muhammad Jihangir a candidate for national assembly NA-32 on the ticket of JUI (F) abandoned from election hence he contesting election from Provincial assembly PF-90. He was MPA on the ticket of MMA in previous government from PF-90. Now there are only 4 candidates for NA-32 seats after withdrawal of M.Jihangir. They are Shahzada Ghulam Muhayuddin of PPPP, Shahzada Muhayuddin of PML Q, Nadir Khwaja independent and Sardar Ahma independent candidate.
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