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Malala Yousafzai: Pakistan observes day of prayer

BBC (October 12, 2012)

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai, who wrote a diary for BBC Urdu about education under the Taliban, was accused by the Taliban of “promoting secularism,” and attacked by a gunman who shot her in the head and neck while on a school bus returning home from school. Using the pen-name Gul Makai, she wrote about the suffering caused by militants who had taken control of the Swat Valley in 2007 and ordered girls’ schools to close.

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Diary of a Pakistani Schoolgirl

Malala Yousafzai: Pakistan observes day of prayer

Pakistan: Quality Education Still a Long Way Off

IRIN (October 9, 2012)

Photo: Rebecca Conway/IRIN

Despite the fact that state-run primary schools do not charge fees and many provide free textbooks, other expenses mean that for many poor families, schools are unaffordable. As a result, unofficial schools have been providing an education to children who live on the streets, or work in markets and houses.

Education was made a fundamental constitutional right for the children of Pakistan in 2010; however the country has made limited progress in improving the quality and reach of its education system, and millions of children are missing out on schooling altogether in what the governments of Pakistan and the UK have termed an “education emergency.” As a result, Pakistan will not be able to meet its Millennium Development Goal of universal education by 2015.

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Protection of Street Children’s Rights Linked to Education

Boards For Action Against Teachers Refusing Exam Duties

Govt Has Taken New Initiatives on Education: Minister

The News International (October 7, 2012)

Punjab Minister for Education, Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman on Friday said that complete elimination of terrorism and extremism was must for peace and prosperity of the country.

The ILM Ideas Program, a three-year program funded by UKaid from the Department of International Development that is aimed at increasing access to quality education, held a launch to announce its second Request for Applications (RFA) to grant awards nationwide for increasing the access to quality education for children aged 5-16 years at a local hotel. The event included an Innovation Education Expo, which showcased ideas an innovation funded under the Ilm Ideas portfolio and demonstrated ideas such as radio learning, satellite enabled mobile vans, and digital whiteboards.

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World Bank gives $3 Million to Education

Elimination of terrorism must for peace: minister