Noman Ahmed

Education reporter at The Express Tribune

Location icon Pakistan

As education reporter for Karachi pages of The Express Tribune, I’ve independently sourced and developed original news stories. I’ve built a network of contacts within my beat from scratch and I’m skilled at negotiation, by phone and face-to-face. Above all, I can spot news stories and capable of realising them on time. Prior to education reporting, I had also worked on general beat for several months. My news stories for The Express Tribune can be accessed via following URL:

http://tribune.com.pk/author/2099/noman-ahmed/

Portfolio
Tribune
03/15/2014
Breach of trust: Exams cancelled in 224 schools as papers leaked

KARACHI: The controversial 'centralised exams' for the girls' secondary schools suffered a major loss in credibility on Wednesday as the question papers were available to many students since Tuesday evening. At least 12 hours prior to the exam, the question papers for the grade six, seven and eight science exam that was scheduled on Wednesday morning at 224 girls' secondary schools across the city had been leaked out.

Tribune
03/15/2014
Revolutionising education: At Haque Academy, it is not limited to the ABC

KARACHI: Five years ago, when the Haque Academy opened its doors with seemingly outlandish offerings alongside the traditional academic curriculum, it was arguably the first institution in Karachi to actively pursue the inclusion of science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) education in classrooms. The school, which expanded into an O' level institution in Defence Housing Authority's Phase VIII from a well-known pre-school institute, Mrs Haque's Nursery, was envisaged with the...

Tribune
03/15/2014
Coveted property: Land mafia zeroes in on another school building

KARACHI: In what appears to be another move to grab a public school building, a claimant, through his newspaper announcement, has shocked the teachers and 200 students at the Grammar Government Girls' Primary and Boys' Lower Secondary School in Liaquabad by claiming rights to the public property.

Tribune
03/15/2014
Danger ahead: Students suffer as school vans ply unchecked

KARACHI: As the bell rings to announce the end of school for the day, a teacher approaches the reception of Brilliant Career Grammar School located in Nazimabad Block 5, and picks up a microphone to call one group of students after another - from Montessori, primary, lower secondary and secondary sections.

Tribune
03/15/2014
Victim of school shooting comes in a wheelchair

KARACHI: In what could be termed as the first assault of its kind in Karachi, the owner and principal of The Nation Secondary School, 45-year-old Abdul Rasheed, was targeted on March 30, 2013, along with a class four student, 10-year-old Tahira Noor.

Tribune
03/15/2014
Falling standards of education: Nearly 500 students with A-1 grade flunk KU entrance test

KARACHI: Around 481 students who had passed their Intermediate with 'A-1' grades flunked the entrance test for admissions to graduate and postgraduate programmes at the University of Karachi, The Express Tribune has learnt. All in all, around 10,300 candidates sat the KU entrance test that was carried out by the National Testing Service (NTS) on December 22.

Tribune
03/15/2014
Polio raises fear of travel curbs

KARACHI: With 73 cases of poliovirus surfacing this year, travellers to and from Pakistan are expected to face restrictions and guidelines by the international community from January 2014. Dr Ni'ma Saeed Abid, the World Health Organisation (WHO) country head for Pakistan, said that the three polio-endemic countries - Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan - risk becoming source of spreading wild poliovirus (that occurs naturally).

Tribune
03/15/2014
Much ado: School associations slate ban on 'I am Malala'

KARACHI: While the Pakistani government was not even considering to include Malala Yousafzai's book in the national curriculum and school libraries, a Lahore-based school federation's statement about 'banning the book in all private schools' was declared 'uncalled for' by other private school associations across the country.

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