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US CG Grace Shelton asks students to be the change that builds Pakistan tomorrow!

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JAMSHORO: Consul General of USA Grace Shelton has said that: “Each one of you has the talent, motivation, and dedication to help solve many of the water-related problems facing Pakistan today”. 

She was speaking to the fresh graduates at the convocation ceremony of the first group of Master’s Degree from the US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water today here at Mehran University.

Addressing the students she further held: “With your newly acquired skills and knowledge, you are ready to make important contributions to enhance access to clean water, sanitation, and proper hygiene; protect water-related ecosystems; and, help Pakistan adapt to the threats posed by climate change. 

“So, I congratulate you, but I also challenge you – From this day forward:  Make a difference and be the change that builds Pakistan’s tomorrow!” 

She joined Vice Chancellor of MUET, Dr. Muhammad Aslam Uqaili in handing out diplomas and medals to the students graduating from the US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water at Mehran University. 

Vice Chancellor expressed his appreciation for USAID support and thanked the people of the United States for supporting education and health projects in the province. 

This happens to be the first group of graduating students who also participated in an exchange program with students and professors from the University of Utah, a program supported by the U.S. Government.  The graduates also received scholarships from the United States Government.

_______________________________________________________________________________PS: The U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water at Mehran University is one of four new research centers the United States Government has built and continues to support at Pakistani universities.  The four U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies are one component of the U.S. Government’s $127 million program that supports applied research to find innovative solutions for Pakistan’s water, energy, agriculture, and food security challenges.

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Balochistan CM says govt. endeavoring to provide quality education!

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QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochsitan Mir, Abdul Quddus Bizenjo  said here today the government was utilizing all available resources for providing quality education across the province in a short span of time.

He was talking to Managing Director of American Lycetuff Pre-School, Madam Zeshan Zia Raja, who called on at the CM House.

Provincial Minister for Home, Mir Sarfraz Ahmed Bugti and Chief Secretary Balochistan Aurang Zaib Haq were also present on the occasion. CM Bizenjo said due to the efforts of the provincial government, educational system had improved.

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Marriyum Aurangzeb says collective efforts imperative to impart quality education!

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ISLAMABAD: Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister of State for Information Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage in a meeting with Julie Newlan, Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Hertfordshire, UK underlined the need for collective efforts and contributions by the international community to impart quality education to the next generation.

She said that education is the guardian of any nation’s intellectual capital and contributes to societal survival besides being a major propellant of socio-economic development of any society.

She said that improving standards of education is top priority of present democratic government and in this connection major initiatives have been undertaken for the provision of quality education and modern facilities to the students with the view to develop human resource in line with requirements of modern age.

Apprising the Vice Chancellor about the steps taken under the Prime Minister Educational Reforms Program, the minister said that 422 schools and colleges in Islamabad had been reformed and upgraded.

Under the program, Montessori classes had been introduced apart from providing modern transportation system to ensure access of the students to school and colleges.

Despite concerted efforts by the present democratic dispensation to improve the quality of education the gap in exposure and development between private and public sector still persists and there is lack of connect between parents and school managements in the public sector, she added.

Marriyum Aurangzeb said that after the 18th amendment, the subject of education had been devolved to provinces and they were also endeavoring to improve educational system in their respective provinces. 

 

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Iran bans foreign social media

 

Today Ministry of education Iran bans the foreign social media networks in schools, amid a push by Tehran to limit the influence of outside online platforms.

Schools must “only use domestic social networks” for their communication, the ministry said in a statement, according to the reformist-linked news agency.

Telegram is the most popular social network in Iran. In 2017, the app claimed it had 40-million monthly users in the Islamic Republic. Instagram is also very popular, and companies in Iran – like elsewhere – often use both platforms to communicate directly with customers.

Less used, Facebook and Twitter are blocked in Iran, but easily accessible using a virtual private network (VPN).

During a wave of protests that hit dozens of Iranian cities over at the start of the year, temporarily foreign social media bans in Iran such as Telegram, accusing the app of allowing foreign-based “counter-revolutionary” groups to fuel unrest.

Since then, authorities have sought to develop Iranian social media networks and limit the reliance on foreign-based platforms, which Tehran accuses of hosting sites deemed hostile to the Islamic Republic.

Several Iranian platforms offering services similar to Telegram have emerged in recent months, like the Soroush network, which already claims to have five million subscribers. 

 

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