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MDG2: Achieve Universal Primary Education

MDG2: Achieve Universal Primary Education
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1.3 mn female students to get stipend in Bangladesh

May 03, 2013 09:00 AM The government has decided to provide stipend to 1,33,726 female students at the bachelor's level soon to promote female education in the country.
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Sri Lanka's child-friendly schools project nears completion

May 03, 2013 08:45 AM For developing 5,000 elementary schools into child friendly schools 3322 schools representing the 25 districts were selected.
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ADB backs secondary education quality drive in Sri Lanka

Apr 26, 2013 10:00 AM The funds for the quality drive will be disbursed based on six indicators which will be jointly evaluated by the government and the ADB.
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Save the Children and Delhi Daredevils bat for ‘education’

Apr 11, 2013 04:15 PM Delhi Daredevils’s tie up with Save the Children and Muthoot Group seeks to raise funds for fulfilling the dreams of the lesser privileged children in India.
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WB approves $400 mn to support education in Sindh

Mar 24, 2013 10:00 AM The World Bank has approved a package of assistance worth $400 million to support the Second Sindh Education Sector Reform Program (SERP II). The program will support the Sindh government’s efforts to increase school participation and measure student achievement by improving sector governance and accountability and strengthening administrative systems.
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India needs a knowledge society: Shashi Tharoor

Feb 26, 2013 04:35 PM At a conference today organised by the CII, Shashi Tharoor talked about the need for the private sector to step up and play a bigger role in the education sector in India.
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Pakistan's Sindh makes education of children compulsory

Feb 25, 2013 11:09 AM Sindh passed a landmark decision by passing the Right to Education Bill to boost efforts of attaining 100 per cent literacy by 2015.
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Initiative to make Indian girls WINsome

Feb 22, 2013 06:40 PM WIN (Women’s International Networking), an independent global leadership organisation, is all set to launch an initiative –WIN Girls – in collaboration with Indian NGOs Stree Shakti and Centre for Equity and Inclusion (CEQUIN) to enable higher education for girls from the less privileged sections of the society.
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UNESCO launches forum for free education in Pakistan

Feb 19, 2013 09:00 AM The objective behind launching the forum is to sensitise and persuade parliamentarians and decision makers in the country's Balochistan province to follow the spirit of the Right to Education Act, a national law that came into being last year.
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By itself, ICT is not a magic wand: Shashi Tharoor

Feb 12, 2013 04:30 PM At a ministerial session at the South Asia Ministerial Forum, all ministers from South Asian countries agreed that it takes effective policies to effectively bring ICTs into play in education.
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ICTs in education: South Asia has a long way to go

Feb 11, 2013 06:23 PM Intel and UNESCO come together for a South Asia Ministerial Forum that discusses ICTs in education and has invited perspectives from all South Asian countries.
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Drishti collaborates with Shiksha Sankalp Foundation (SSF)

Feb 08, 2013 04:15 PM Drishti partners with Shiksha Sankalp Foundation to help students from poor backgrounds get access to quality education. They aim to do this by intervening and bettering the education system through thorough evaluation and tests.
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High dropout rate in schools a matter of concern: Indian PM

Feb 06, 2013 02:36 PM The Right to Education needs to be fully utilised so that the country can reap the benefits of its demographic dividend, said the Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh.
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Thousands of children march to claim their rights

Feb 05, 2013 02:51 PM Thousands of Children gather at Parliament Street in New Delhi to submit a ‘Children’s Manifesto’ to Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator to India, who will take it to World Leaders assembling at New York for U.N General Assembly in September 2013.
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Schools reborn on former minefields

Jan 15, 2013 03:25 PM An international humanitarian organisation MAG (Mines Advisory Group) removed hundreds of landmines in the war-torn region of Puthukudiyiruppu in northern Sri Lanka that has helped hundreds of children get back to school.
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End of poverty possible in our generation: report

Jan 11, 2013 11:30 AM We seem to be finally gaining on absolute poverty, the report by an NGO asserts, even as we near the 2015 deadline of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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Malala Yousafzai awarded top French prize

Jan 10, 2013 12:30 PM Pakistani education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old schoolgirl who was shot in the head by Taliban for promoting girls’ education, has got top French award Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom.
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Government to take over all primary schools in Bangladesh

Jan 09, 2013 05:40 PM The government has taken over the administration of primary schools run privately or by other organisations outside the sphere of the government. This is the second such instance in the history of the country.
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Harness science to solve social problems: Indian PM

Jan 03, 2013 04:30 PM Transformation of agriculture must be top priority of public policies, including science and technology, says the Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh.
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Malala's father gets UK diplomacy role: reports

Jan 03, 2013 03:00 PM Pakistan has announced that Ziauddin Yousafzai would become its education attache at the consulate in Birmingham, central England, reports say.
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