Category Archives: Education

Qurban Qazi from Gulmit, Gojal accomplished Bachelors of Networking from MIT Australia

December 09 (Sost Today): Qurban Karim Qazi from Gulmit, Gojal completed Bachelors of Networking from Melbourne Institute of Technology(MIT), Australia.

Qurban Karim Qazi receiving degree at Melbourne Institute of Technology(MIT), Australia.

Qurban Karim Qazi receiving degree at Melbourne Institute of Technology(MIT), Australia.

Before moving to Australia Qurban has worked with Aga Khan University AKU for 12 years. He earned dilploma in Advanced Networking and Security from Australia. During his studies he as worked with some renowned organizations including Acer Australia as engineer and UWS as IT support staff.

Qurban wishes to come back Pakistan and rejoin AKU.


BADA appointed Sher Karim as president for the term 2013-2014

Karachi, December 09 (Sost Today): The general body meeting of Baltit-Academic Development-Association held yesterday here at BADA Hostel Gulshan-Noor Karachi.  BADA has appointed Eng. Sher Karim Hunzai as President for the term 2013-2014. This decision was mutually taken by the members of the association.

Recently Eng. Karim is serving in Badakshani volunteers and had vast experience in social sector. In past he had worked with BADA as Joint secretary.

The New President will formally take the charge of BADA with effect from 13th December 2013.



Germany to spend euro 42 million on technical education in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Dec 2 (APP): Germany will spend euro 42 million on projects across Pakistan till 2016 to improve facilities for technical and vocational education and train teachers. The German government will help the government of Pakistan in implementing its five year Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Reform Support Programme, said Janine Baudach, a representative of German enterprise GIZ in a briefing to journalists.

On behalf of the German government, the German enterprise Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in cooperation with National Vocational and Technical Education Commission (NAVTEC) will finance projects to implement National Skills Strategy of government of Pakistan.

The money will be spent on vocational education projects in Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Federally Administered tribal areas, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan, Baudach added.

NAVTEC and GIZ this week organized a two-day session to sensitize mediapersons about the benefits of investment in a skilled workforce for industrial expansion and economic growth of Pakistan. Continue reading

Chinese Ambassador, Chairman Pakistan-China Institute launch Chinese Language Association at NUML

Sost Today (news source): Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong & Chairman, Pakistan-China Institute launched Chinese Language Association at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) here on Tuesday.


The prominent  guests launching ceremony were Ambassador of People’s Republic of China, Sun Weidong, Chinese Cultural Counsellor, Zhang Yingbao, Chairman, Pakistan-China Institute ,Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Rector NUML Major General (r) Masood Hasan, DG Brigadier Azam Jamal and other officials and dignitaries from within and outside the university.

He also appreciated the services of Professor Zhou Rong, an eminent Chinese scholar and journalist, who has been giving voluntary lessons on Chinese language teaching to staff of Pakistan-China Institute.


The ambassador Sun Weidong, speaking on this occasion, said that history of Pakistan-China all-weather relationship is six decades old and each student who is learning or have learnt Chinese language here in NUML guarantees the durable and time-tested relations in future as well.

Source Nihao salam.

AKESP organized a quiz competition for School students

By: Didar Hussain & A. Qayoum

November 16 ( Khudabad, Gojal) : Aga Khan Education Service Pakistan AKESP organized a quiz competition for School students here at Khudabad yesterday. Students of primary and middle school level of Aga Khan Diamond Jubilee schools from Khyber to Khudabad took contest in this quiz competition. Subject set for the primary student was Social studies and the middle school level students were quizzed with Science subjects.

Musharaf Ali S/O Fida Ali from Khyber got first position in primary school level competitions and Zeeshan S/O Karim Khan from Khudabad was placed at first position in the Middle school level competitions. Akber S/O Abdul Qayum from Khudabad was placed at 2nd position.

Both the winners will contest in a regional level quiz competition to be held in Hunza next week.

QAU Convocation 2013, Naila Ahmed of GB receives medal from VC.

Islamabad:  More than 2600 students crossed the stage to receive their degrees at the 6th convocation of Islamabad’s Quaid-e-Azam University on Tuesday. President of Pakistan and VC of the University, Mamnoon Hussain was the chief guest to hand over degrees to the students.  Students, parents, University faculty, Deans and the Vice Chancellor of the University witnessed the degree awarding ceremony.

Around 2600 students of Masters, M Phil and PhD were conferred degrees on the occasion. Mamnoon Hussain, the Chief Guest, congratulated the successful students and admired their handwork in crossing the important academic milestone. He urged the students to utilize their education and skills for a prosperous and forward-looking country.

Different medals were awarded to the high-achievers of the academic year. Naila Ahmed, a student from Gilgit-Baltistan got Vice Chancellor’s medal for standing first in all the four semesters of her master’s degree in Geo-Physics.


Naila was excited and proud on her academic achievement.  “It was a memorable day for me and I was overjoyed seeing the VC stepping in to congratulate my parents,” Naila said.  She said that it was her dedication to make GB proud through academic excellence and the dream came true. She vowed to work for Gilgit-Baltistan with great perseverance.  Naila has completed her intermediate education from Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Hunza.

Source DartistanTimes

A campaign to establish a public library in Chipursan Gojal

By: Muhammad Anjum

Sost Gojal: The youth of Chipursan has initiated a campaign to establish a public library in Rashit village.  Chipursan is situated in the extreme north of the country and don’t have direct access to the rest of the world. This library aims to facilitate students, teachers and general public of Chipursan with books, newspapers and other sources of information.   For this cause the youth has started to motivate the students belonging from Chipursan studying in the down cities and the resourceful figures.  In early 90s a library was built in Rishit named Rashit Public Library, which couldn’t last for long due to lack of resources.

They have decided to renovate the existing structure of Rashit Public Library and rename it to “The First Public Library Chipursan”.  Rashit is a central village of Chipursan and is accessible for all other adjacent villages.  Teachers and senior students will monitor and operate this library voluntarily.

Account detail for the donation for the “First Public Library Chipursan Gojal”

Account number is, 0003-02050708901

Account title, Muhammad Anjum

Soneri Bank


School To Be Established at Hussainabad Sost

Our correspondent:

Education plays an important role in the development of society as we can see the western world has developed due to education in every aspect of life.

Hussainabad Sost is situated in the north near to the border of China. This town is famous because of its business hub, All the Government offices including international dry port is located here. The population of this town is approximately 2000 which consist of 200 houses.


An Aeriel view of Hussainabad Sost

Many of the Government officials, who are working in Sost, have come with their family. Increase in the population of this town has created many issues like water, sewerage system, pollution and  the most important issues is education. Where there is no even a single primary school to educate their children in this town. Continue reading