Pakistan ranks 5th amongst countries that spent the least on Education. Strong political will needed to meet education challenges: ILMOAGAHI

Lahore – 23 June, 2014 – “Pakistan needed strong political will to
meet education challenges and rapidly deploy new resources to achieve
some quick wins. After the devolution of powers to provinces, one of
the alarming factor is that a substantial amount of allocated budget
on education is remained unspent. It was the consensus at editors’
round table meeting organized by ILMOAGAHI in Lahore today. A number
of senior journalist, editors and news directors from main stream
newspapers and leading TV channels participated in the meeting.
Meeting was organized by Mishal Pakistan in collaboration with Ilm
Ideas. Earlier today a training workshop on education journalism was
also organized and attended by more than 25 education reporters from
various mainstream news organization.

According to Alif Aillan, currently Pakistan has the world’s second
highest number of out of school children at the primary level. Every
12th out of school child in the world is Pakistani.

President AGAHI, Puruesh Chaudhary, while sharing her views at this
occasion said that despite the government’s pre-election promise to
raise the share of education allocation to 4% of GDP, Pakistan still
spends a meagre 1.9% on education. Due to such low expenditure,
Pakistan ranks fifth amongst countries that spend the least on
education.

While sharing his views, senior journalist and lead trainer ILMOAGAHI
Mubashir Zaidi said Pakistani media lacks framework to appreciate
quality journalism on education and sources of doing good journalism
story are also crucial but both journalists and policy makers should
start using data on education to improve state of education in
Pakistan. “Teachers should encourage to research and interact with
media to discuss the education challenges in Pakistan” he added.

The objective of ILMOAGAHI initiative is to improve accountability and
media coverage of priority education issues and consensus building on
education policies by engaging media.
Through the ILM-o-AGAHI initiative, 18 education journalism workshops
were held across Pakistan during last two months for education
reporters to increase their capacity and improve the coverage on
education issues in media. In each workshop, more than 30 education
reporters participated where their capacity to report on identified
educational challenges enhanced and  improved understanding and skills
among journalists to capture community’s perspective and voice
including children’s voice.

Mishal Pakistan is the partner institute of the Center for
International Media Ethics and the Global Competitiveness and
Benchmarking Networks of the World Economic Forum. Mishal assists the
forum in creating soft-data on Pakistan, identifying Pakistan’s
competitiveness challenges including primary health & education and
higher education.

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Substantial spending for education urged

Publication: Pakistan Times
Web Address:
http://pktimes.4com.co/2014/06/10/substantial-spending-for-education-urged/

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Journalists have stressed the need for an increased budgetary allocation for education and renewed efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

This was the consensus at an editors’ roundtable organised by Ilm-O-Agahi initiative of Mishal Pakistan in collaboration with Ilm Ideas on Monday, says a press release.

The speakers noted that according to the Economic Survey of Pakistan 2013-14, the literacy rate is only 60 per cent, while the MDGs target to take it to 80 per cent by 2015.

“Pakistan is one of the countries that spend the least on education. All segments of society should join hands to highlight the issue and put pressure on the government as it is a matter of survival for our future generations,” the press release read.

A number of journalists, including newspaper editors and television news directors attended the meeting.

Earlier, a training workshop on education journalism was also organised. Over two dozen education reporters from various media houses attended the workshop.

Anchorperson Matiullah Jan said journalists covering education should focus more on field reporting. Reporting on education can drive readers’ interest only when it gives a complete picture, he stressed.

The ILM-o-AGAHI initiative aims to improve accountability and media coverage of education issues.

Substantial spending for education urged

Publication: Report Pakistan
Date:
June 10, 2014
Web Address: http://www.reportpk.com/substantial-spending-education-urged-27689/

MGD

Journalists have stressed the need for an increased budgetary allocation for education and renewed efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

This was the consensus at an editors’ roundtable organised by Ilm-O-Agahi initiative of Mishal Pakistan in collaboration with Ilm Ideas on Monday, says a press release.

The speakers noted that according to the Economic Survey of Pakistan 2013-14, the literacy rate is only 60 per cent, while the MDGs target to take it to 80 per cent by 2015.

“Pakistan is one of the countries that spend the least on education. All segments of society should join hands to highlight the issue and put pressure on the government as it is a matter of survival for our future generations,” the press release read.

A number of journalists, including newspaper editors and television news directors attended the meeting. Earlier, a training workshop on education journalism was also organised. Over two dozen education reporters from various media houses attended the workshop. Anchorperson Matiullah Jan said journalists covering education should focus more on field reporting. Reporting on education can drive readers’ interest only when it gives a complete picture, he stressed.

The ILM-o-AGAHI initiative aims to improve accountability and media coverage of education issues.

Substantial spending for education urged

 

Talent recognition Journalism awards next week

MGD

Journalists have stressed the need for an increased budgetary allocation for education and renewed efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

This was the consensus at an editors’ roundtable organised by Ilm-O-Agahi initiative of Mishal Pakistan in collaboration with Ilm Ideas on Monday, says a press release.

The speakers noted that according to the Economic Survey of Pakistan 2013-14, the literacy rate is only 60 per cent, while the MDGs target to take it to 80 per cent by 2015.

“Pakistan is one of the countries that spend the least on education. All segments of society should join hands to highlight the issue and put pressure on the government as it is a matter of survival for our future generations,” the press release read.

A number of journalists, including newspaper editors and television news directors attended the meeting.

Earlier, a training workshop on education journalism was also organised. Over two dozen education reporters from various media houses attended the workshop.

Anchorperson Matiullah Jan said journalists covering education should focus more on field reporting. Reporting on education can drive readers’ interest only when it gives a complete picture, he stressed.

The ILM-o-AGAHI initiative aims to improve accountability and media coverage of education issues.

Govt asked to allocate more funds for education

Daily times

Date: June 10, 2014
Web Address: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/10-Jun-2014/govt-asked-to-allocate-more-funds-for-education

ISLAMABAD: The government has been asked to allocate substantial amount and accelerate the pace of education at all levels to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets and improve the literacy rate in country.

According to the recent Economic Survey of Pakistan 2013-14 the literacy rate of the population 10 years and above is only 60%, while the Millennium Development Goals target is 80% literacy rate till 2015. Pakistan is one of those countries, who spend minimum percentage of GDP on education. All the segments of society should join hands to highlight the issues related education and put pressure on stake holders because it is a matter of survival for our future generations.” It was the consensus at editors’ round table meeting organized by ILMOAGAHI in Islamabad on Monday. A number of senior journalists, editors and news directors from mainstream newspapers and leading TV channels participated in the meeting.

Meeting was organized by Mishal Pakistan in collaboration with Ilm Ideas. Earlier today a training workshop on education journalism was also organized and attended by more than 25 education reporters from various mainstream news organization. Senior journalist Matiullah Jan, while discussing about role of media, said that journalists covering education reporting should focus on more field reporting and unfortunately, education reporting is not given importance by the editors. Reporting on education can drive reader’s interest only when journalists report the complete picture.

The objective of ILMOAGAHI initiative is to improve accountability and media coverage of priority education issues and consensus building on education policies by engaging media. Through the ILM-o-AGAHI initiative, 18 education journalism workshops were held across Pakistan during last two months for education reporters to increase their capacity and improve the coverage on education issues in media. In each workshop, more than 30 education reporters participated where their capacity to report on identified educational challenges enhanced and  improved understanding and skills among journalists to capture community’s perspective and voice including children’s voice.

Mishal Pakistan is the partner institute of the Center for International Media Ethics and the Global Competitiveness and Benchmarking Networks of the World Economic Forum. Mishal assists the forum in creating soft-data on Pakistan, identifying Pakistan’s competitiveness challenges including primary health & education and higher education.

Need to accelerate the pace of Education at all levels to achieve MDGs targets.

Literacy rate of Pakistan is only 60% while Millennium Development Goals target is 80% till 2015.

Islamabad – 09 June, 2014 –“Government should allocate substantial amount and accelerate the pace of education at all levels to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets and improve the literacy rate in country. According to recent Economic Survey of Pakistan 2013-14 the literacy rate of the population 10 years and above is only 60% while the Millennium Development Goals target is 80% literacy rate till 2015. Pakistan is one of those countries who spends minimum percentage of GDP on education. All the segments of society should join hands to highlight the issues related education and put pressure on stake holders because it is a matter of survival for our future generations.” It was the consensus at editors’ round table meeting organized by ILMOAGAHI in Islamabad today. A number of senior journalist, editors and news directors from main stream newspapers and leading TV channels participated in the meeting.

Meeting was organized by Mishal Pakistan in collaboration with Ilm Ideas. Earlier today a training workshop on education journalism was also organized and attended by more than 25 education reporters from various mainstream news organization.

Senior journalist Matiullah Jan, while discussing about role of media, said that journalists covering education reporting should focus on more field reporting and unfortunately, education reporting is not given importance by the editors. Reporting on education can drive reader’s interest only when journalists report the complete picture.

The objective of ILMOAGAHI initiative is to improve accountability and media coverage of priority education issues and consensus building on education policies by engaging media.

Through the ILM-o-AGAHI initiative, 18 education journalism workshops were held across Pakistan during last two months for education reporters to increase their capacity and improve the coverage on education issues in media. In each workshop, more than 30 education reporters participated where their capacity to report on identified educational challenges enhanced and  improved understanding and skills among journalists to capture community’s perspective and voice including children’s voice.

Mishal Pakistan is the partner institute of the Center for International Media Ethics and the Global Competitiveness and Benchmarking Networks of the World Economic Forum. Mishal assists the forum in creating soft-data on Pakistan, identifying Pakistan’s
competitiveness challenges including primary health & education and higher education.

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Serious commitment on policy level is imperative to transform education landscape in Sindh

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Editors emphasized on improved role of media to make education issues a priority – ILMOAGAHI

Karachi – 02 June, 2014 –“Sindh’s overall education performance is very poor and it is a challenge for policy makers to transform the education landscape in Sindh. According to Alif Ailaan Education ranking 2014 there is only one district of Sindh in top 50 districts. Pakistan is one of those countries who spends minimum percentage of GDP on education. Media and civil society should join hands to highlight the issues related education and put pressure on stake holders.” It was the consensus at editors’ round table meeting organized by ILMOAGAHI in Karachi today. A number of senior journalist, editors and news directors from main stream newspapers and leading TV channels participated in the meeting.

Meeting was organized by Mishal Pakistan in collaboration with Ilm Ideas. Earlier today a training workshop on education journalism was also organized and attended by more than 25 education reporters from various mainstream news organization.

“Media has assumed the role of a guide in daily life of every one and is used as an instrument of policy by the government” said Amir Zia.

President AGAHI Puruesh Chaudhary said that “education in every sense is one of the fundamental factors of development. No country can achieve sustainable economic development without substantial investment in human capital. Media should perform its basic duty to educate the society that leads towards a prosperous and moderate Pakistan”.

20140602_172037 (3)Senior Journalists and lead trainer of ILMOAGAHI, Mobashir Zaidi said that “Education is one of the major challenge of 21st century for Pakistan and existence of its people. Without making education a foremost priority we can’t get economic stability and respect in the community of nations.”

The objective of ILMOAGAHI initiative is to improve accountability and media coverage of priority education issues and consensus building on education policies by engaging media.

Through the ILM-o-AGAHI initiative, 18 education journalism workshops were held across Pakistan during last two months for education reporters to increase their capacity and improve the coverage on education issues in media. In each workshop, more than 30 education reporters participated where their capacity to report on identified educational challenges enhanced and  improved understanding and skills among journalists to capture community’s perspective and voice including children’s voice.

Mishal Pakistan is the partner institute of the Center for International Media Ethics and the Global Competitiveness and Benchmarking Networks of the World Economic Forum. Mishal assists the forum in creating soft-data on Pakistan, identifying Pakistan’s competitiveness challenges including primary health & education and higher education.

Click HERE for Press Release in Urdu

For more information please visit: www.ilmoagahi.org