Govt institutions being equipped with Internet

KABUL (Pajhwok): All security and defence centres as well as other government institutions are being equipped with Internet and information technology, an official said on Sunday. Sair Zaland, spokesman for the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology (MCIT ), told Pajhwok Afghan News an agreement had been signed on provision of the facilities. Development of telecommunication services, electronic governance promotion and information technology infrastructure was the duty of the ministry, the spokesman said. Minister Shahzada Aryubi singed two agreements with the director of Afghan Telecom on linking security, defence and other…

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Tech Education Factors Into Marketing Leadership

In the second part of our interview with Ann Sung Ruckstuhl, CMO at Unisys, she shared her thoughts on STEM education and career advice. If you missed part 1 of our interview, please find it here. STEM Education Ann gave some fantastic advice to people considering their career choices, which she set within the big picture of history. She said we are now in the third wave of innovation revolutions: The first was the agricultural revolution, the second the industrial revolution, and now the information revolution which started maybe 70 years ago. (Interestingly, as…

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Lecturers shifted, institutes functioning with skeletal staff

The state’s 17 District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs), tasked with training Class XII students as Elementary Teachers Training (ETT) teachers, are now functioning with skeletal staff after the Education Department last week shifted 70 lecturers to senior secondary schools.DIETs have a sanctioned strength of 267 lecturers, but over the years 139 have already been transferred. After the latest order dated August 2, just 58 are left on the rolls.The Central government pays 60 per cent of their budgetary allowance while the Punjab government chips in with the remaining…

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Career and Technology Education Next Steps

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBRE/WYOU-TV)   Many employers are having a difficult time finding skilled workers to fill job openings.   A new law aims to change that, by boosting career and technical education programs. Our Washington correspondent Jessica Smith reports New data from the labor department show there are more job openings than people looking for work in the US. Experts say that’s at least in part, because many people don’t have the experience or knowledge they need to fill the open jobs. Senator Rob Portman (R) Ohio, says a new law will help…

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RMIA for strengthening curriculum in religious institutes

The Raabitah-e-Madaaris-e-Islaamiyyah Arabiyyah (RMIA) J&K, a board of religious institutes, has underlined the need for strengthening the curriculum of Deeni-Madaaris (religious seminaries) with focus on ethical standards, and maintaining transparency in the accounts of these institutes. At its general session, it was suggested to devise a mechanism for reforming the Muslim society by ridding it of many “prevailing evils” and checking the spread of “drug abuse, obscenity and immodesty among the masses.” The meeting resolved to take measures as would ensure that Nikaah related matters and transactions are properly recorded,”…

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Unique, High Tech Ag Education

Terre Haute – The Wabash Valley is now the home to a unique and beneficial educational program.  The new effort will help educate future ag leaders while helping the community. Today, Ivy Tech showcased the Precision Agriculture Center of Excellence.  The 26 thousand square foot laboratory space will provide students with hands-on educational training.  The focus will be on precision equipment and diesel technology. A number of local and state leaders were on hand for a special tour of the facility, including Senator Joe Donnelly, Mayor Duke Bennett and Ivy…

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Two child care institutes under scanner for violations in Haryana’s Nuh

The functioning of two child care institutes (CCI) in Tauru, Nuh district, has come under the scanner after an inquiry report into their functioning by the Haryana State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (HSCPCR) flagged violations of the Juvenile Justice Act (JJ Act). The 11-page report, a copy of which is with the Hindustan Times, was submitted to the women and child development (WCD) director on Monday. The inspection was done on July 16 by an HSCPCR team, headed by its chairperson Jyoti Bainda. Prime among the violations flagged…

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Is facial recognition the new trend in education tech?

A Seattle-based company is hoping its technology can make schools safer and is offering new facial recognition software to K-12 schools across the country for free. Created by a company called RealNetworks, the SAFR program integrates into schools’ existing digital security cameras as a way to recognize students, staff and visitors in real time. It can be used for a variety of tasks, from vandalism and theft prevention to gatekeeping for school entry to monitoring for potential human threats inside or outside a school. “School safety has become one of…

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McHenry County College honors 4 with Education to Empowerment awards

Four McHenry County College students were named recipients of the prestigious Education to Empowerment award, a unique scholarship and mentoring opportunity for women offered by the Friends of MCC Foundation. The scholarship’s mission is to empower women to reach their fullest potential and achieve economic independence through education, mentoring and financial support. Alexandra Barker of Oakwood Hills, Jessica Klos of Crystal Lake, Sarah Meyer of Crystal Lake and Katherine Yohe of McHenry recently received the honor. “It is such an honor and privilege to be part of these young women’s…

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Education ministry announces expanded digital tech lessons

The education ministry plans to introduce digital technology lessons as part of the primary school’s curriculum, Education Minister Costas Hambiaouris said on Wednesday. The lessons will include digital skills, internet security and robotics. He was speaking after he attended the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Innovation Conference 2018, which took place in Cairo between July 29 – 31. The conference was dedicated to the innovation of information and communication technologies in education. When asked about the future plans of the education ministry to advance computing skills of primary school…

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