Books exhibitionLAHORE (PR): By continuing the tradition, Gohar Publishers has participated in 5-day International Book Fair 2014 and put on display all its publications at the stall set up for this very purpose. Publishers, teachers, students, their parents and book-lovers highly appreciated the quality of printing and papers of all publications of Gohar Publishers. On this occasion, while talking with teachers and students, Gohar Publishers Managing Director Abuzar Ghaffari said that Punjab Government has implemented new syllabus books produced by private publishers for the students from class first to seven, ninth and tenth since last many years. Abuzar Ghaffari further said that Punjab Government has been providing modern syllabus books to students of all classes across the province for the last six years after attaining these books from the private sector. He further said that neither private publishers He warned that some vested interest of the officials of the Education Department wanted to implement old syllabus books in eighth class to fail public-private partnership prodigy, in a bid to mint money. Abuzar Ghaffari on behalf of private publishers has appealed to Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif to take immediate action against those vested interest elements in Education Department who are spoiling students’ future and save education system so that literacy rate could be enhanced across the country especially in Punjab, he added.
Electronic learning system
LAHORE (PR): The Smart School is the first ever educational network in Pakistan that has adopted an electronic learning system, says Sajjad Haider, Project Director of The Smart School. While speaking at a meeting, he said that The Smart School had about 250 branches across the country including remote rural areas. “We have our branches in all four provinces as well as in Kashmir,” he said and added that the project was initiated to cater the needs of the students belonging to middle class families who could not afford the fees of elite schools. Furthermore, the management of the School wanted a wide range of students to benefit from its 36 years’ experience, he said. The vision of the management was to extend to far-flung areas in order to make quality education available to all segments of society. Therefore, he said, they were especially reaching out to neglected areas. He added the system had adopted advanced techniques of learning and the uniformity of the curriculum meant that in all the schools the same lesson was taught on the same day. Sajjad Haider said that first we train the franchise (management of the school), then the school head and, lastly, the teachers according to their subjects. The schools had adopted a mobile attendance system to inform parents about the attendance of their children. The School offers students a large number of merit scholarships and an education insurance policy, he added.