Weekly News Bulletin 18-NOV-2018
FACULTYBOX-WEEKLY is a weekly news bulletin that has been launched by Facultybox, providing top trending news and articles in order to help faculties and students to have an overview of important things happened during the week. Check out the top trending news regarding NATIONAL EDUCATION DAY.
NATIONAL EDUCATION DAY
The Nation celebrates National Education day on Nov 11th as a mark to respect our first Vice President Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He was also the first education minister of India from 1947 to 1958 .Bharat Ratna was awarded in the year 1992 for his contribution as an educationist and freedom fighter as well. Abul Kalam Azad strongly advocated the education for women.
He is also responsible in establishing most of the major cultural and literary academies we have today, including the Sangeet Natak Academy, Lalit Kala Academy, Sahitya Academy as well as the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. The first IIT, IISc, School of Planning and Architecture and the University Grants Commission were established under his tenure.
During the recruitment exam organized by APPSC few aspirants were on a protest to postpone the exam. Police used water cannon to disperse the candidates. A section of the candidates decided to boycott the examination saying they are not in a mental state to appear for the examination. They demanded that the mains examination is held only after the final verdict of the high court is out. The APPSC has rejected the demand and the results were declared within a week but a section of the candidates who did not make the list for the mains exams moved court.
NO DETENTION POLICY
Under the government’s ‘padho Punjab, padho Punjab,’ learning enhancement programme it has been revealed that it performing very badly. The baseline test Is conducted for Class IX an X in 4 subjects – English, Mathematics, Science and social science. This test is conducted recently to check the minimum learning level of students and the results are really bad.
The state education department is blaming the ‘no-detention policy’ under the Right to Education Act (RTE) . Due to which no student is detained or failed till Class VIII. 1.65 lakh students of Class X and 2.18 lakh students of Class IX were tested in the baseline exam.
SOFTWARE FOR TEACHERS
Andrew Markwick, a lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester, has come up with a simple system for teachers. The software allows teachers and other university staff to view and amend different data on the students that relate to their well-being.
How to know if a student is ‘at risk’
For example, some of the tell-tale signs a student could be at-risk are non-attendance, a drop in grades or failure to submit work at all. The software helps to figure out to utilize the data of students. This will help in identifying the risk of the individuals before they harm themselves.
Click the link to know more about the software https://bit.ly/2DE8ERh
PAKISTANI GIRLS DEPRIVED OF EDUCATION
It’s very sad to tell that Pakistan Government spends less money on education. With the human rights in talks with media said that there are multiple reasons which are a shortage of schools. A New York-based watchdog said that country which has a population of about 207 million has an average of 80 million school-age children. Among them, 22.5 million children are out of schools and the majority of them are girls. A 111 – page report was released on Tuesday entitled “Shall I Feed My Daughter, or Educate Her?: Barriers to Girls’ Education in Pakistan.” https://bit.ly/2DBMEq1
VOTE FOR EDUCATION CAMPAIGN
The Greater Hyderabad municipal corporation has circulated a form wherein it urged on behalf of the student to franchise their vote.
The form said” “Mom and Dad, I ask you to make a difference to our society by exercising your vote. Please elect a right candidate as our public representative in the legislative assembly by exercising your vote in a conscientious manner which will be insurance for my safe future,”
The HSPA would look to launch a campaign to get all voters to “take an oath on education to vote for education” this time.
UNICEF INDIA’S FIRST YOUTH AMBASSADOR
The United Nations Children’s Fund-India (Unicef-India) has appointed Asian Games gold-medalist sprinter Hima Das as the country’s first ever youth ambassador.
The world organization tweeted on account of Children’s Day announcing the name of the woman athlete from Assam, Hima Das as the brand ambassador.
LIBRARY BUDGET CUTS
The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) has slashed its library budget from Rs.8 crores to less than Rs.2 crores . JNU doesn’t have funds to renew the subscription of e-journals, a crucial tool for research. JNU administration through Rector and Librarian have provided a detailed chart for privatization of Dr.B.R.Ambhedkar Library through massive fund cuts i.e. Rs. 8 crores to Rs. 1.7 crore,” said the union.
AP INTERMEDIATE EXAMS
Andhra Pradesh State Education Minister, Ganta Srinivasa Rao, announced the class 12/ intermediate exam time table this week. Exams will begin on February 27, 2019, and will continue till March 18, 2019. The second-year inter exam will begin on February 28, 2019. The practical exams will begin on February 1st. The ethics and human values exam will be held online on January 28. Exam for environmental science will be held on January 30.
Click the link below to know more about the timetable https://bit.ly/2FrCsSx
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