Islamabad:In a resounding call for national reckoning, Zehra Arshad, the Executive Director of the Society for Access to Quality Education (SAQE) and National Coordinator of the Pakistan Coalition for Education (PCE), declared a state of emergency for education in Pakistan. With an estimated 25 to 28 million children currently out of school, Arshad asserted, "We, as a nation, no longer have the luxury to treat education with indifference and neglect that consequent governments have meted out in the past."
Ghazali Education Foundation with the coordination of Society for access to Quality Education organize an all-parties educational conference regarding educational reforms included in the manifesto of political parties for election 2024, in which representatives of all political parties and prominent educationists participated. In the All Parties round table conference, the political parties highlighted their preferences regarding education in their manifestos and briefed about the possible steps to be taken in this regard.
PESHAWAR: The political parties from KP have committed to upholding the girls education reform agenda in light of the next general elections in the country. The commitment was made at a consultative workshop organized by civil society organizations, Blue Veins and Society for Access to Quality Education. The workshop brought together representatives from Awami National Party (ANP), Pakistan People's Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League (PMLN), Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUIF), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (P), Jamaat-e-Islami, and Mazdoor Kisan Party to discuss the future of education, particularly girls education, in KP and beyond.
SWABI: Pakistan Coalition for Education (PCE) arranged a workshop at the University of Swabi under the title, 'Resilient Education in Pakistan' here on Wednesday to highlight the issue of climate change and its impact on public. Zehra Arshad, National Coordinator, PCE, faculty members, research scholars, students and people from different walks of life participated on the occasion, and declared discussing the climate crisis very much important for society. Addressing the participants, the speakers said, "Due to climate change issue, more than 30 million people have affected in Pakistan since 2016 in which majority are children, which is a very alarming figure." "There is high need for awareness on climate change among all the segments of society, as without educating the public we cannot achieve the goal of addressing the climate crisis in the country," stated the speakers.
On this International Day of Education, experts stressed on the need of prioritising education especially in times of disasters so that learners are not deprived of their right to education and highlighted the role of political parties in ensuring quality education. These thoughts were expressed during a dialogue conducted by Awaz CDS and Child Rights Movement with the theme of 'to invest in people, prioritise education.