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9th &10th Class Biology Lectures of KPK Board

KPK-Biology videos

Our much awaited video lectures of Matric Biology for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board are now available at our website www.sabaq.pk. Video lectures for both 9th and 10th grade have been prepared by mapping the exact textbooks of the KPK Board for 9th and 10th classes. The sequence of chapters for Biology 9th and 10th are as follows:

Biology Lectures for Class 9

Chapter 1: Introduction to Biology

Chapter 2: Solving a Biological Problem

Chapter 3: Biodiversity

Chapter 4: Cells and Tissues

Chapter 5: Cell Cycle

Chapter 6: Enzymes

Chapter 7: Bioenergetics

Chapter 8: Nutrition

Chapter 9: Transport

Click here for a sample video of Biology from Class 10th KPK Board

KPK Biology Video

Biology Lectures for Class 10

Chapter 1: Gaseous Exchange

Chapter 2: Homeostasis

Chapter 3: Coordination and Control

Chapter 4: Support and Movement

Chapter 5: Reproduction

Chapter 6: Inheritance

Chapter 7: Man and His Environment

Chapter 8: Biotechnology

Chapter 9: Pharmacology

KPK-Biology Video

Lowering the Drop out Ratio of Pakistani Schools and Colleges

 

Out-of-School-Children
Out-of-School-Children

According to a report on out of school children (OOSC) by Alif Ailaan, more than 25 million Pakistani children between the ages of 5 and 16 are deprived of their right to education. One in every five of primary-school going children, does not attend school. This proportion increases at higher levels of education. While making sure that children who are enrolled remain in school is a concern across the country, the report reveals that the majority of out of school children are those who have never seen the inside of a classroom.

Doing a regional comparison, Balochistan has the highest proportion of out of school children, followed by the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Whearas terms of population, more than half of the total number of out of school children are in Punjab.

What is even more disappointing is that girls comprise more than half of the  25.02 million out of school children. The data also reveal vast regional disparities in providing equal opportunities for schooling to girls, with the greatest disparity in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). For both girls and boys, access to schooling is more difficult in rural areas and the gap widens at higher levels of education.

Similarly, children from the poorest families are more likely to be out of school compared to their counterparts belonging to richer families. Nevertheless, retention is a gauge of the quality of education and the data show that across the country almost half of all children enrolled in Class 1 either drop out, transfer to a private school or repeat at least one year during the first five years of schooling.

A significant proportion of students also drop out at higher levels of education, with three times more children enrolled in the first five years of school (Class 1-5) compared to the next five years (Class 6-10). One of the major reasons for both boys and girls dropping out, as reported by parents, is that children themselves are unwilling to continue schooling.

In our opinion, this is exactly what needs to be worked on. Our schools and colleges put immense burden on children, making them weary of attending classes. As a result, children run away from educational institutes. This has highly increased the drop out ratio in Pakistan. There seems a need for schools to bring innovation and uniqueness to their teaching style. Education should be fun for children, not a burden.

Preparation of Nitric Acid in Laboratory
Preparation of Nitric Acid in Laboratory

Click Here to See How Nitric Acid is Prepared in a Laboratory

One suggestion is to introduce the audio-visual aids in classrooms where children can watch lecture videos on a screen/projector. This will surely add life to the routine lectures of teachers which usually fail to catch the students attention. If such technology comes to the classrooms, it will be possible for teachers to complement their lectures with video lectures in the form of DVDs or online video tutorials. Implementing this idea poses a great opportunity to add flavor to the traditional lectures in schools. The above mentioned video for instance explains how Nitric Acid is Prepared in a Laboratory.

In case the schools do not have proper laboratories to show such experiments, the only way a teacher can fully explain this topics is by using an online video in their lecture. Introducing such things in classrooms can surely attract more children to schools, along with decreasing drop out ratio of our schools and colleges.

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Physics, Chemistry, Math Problem Solving Videos Uploaded

Physics, Chemistry, Math Problem Videos

One of the most unique features of our website is that along with giving concept lectures, it also provides video tutorials that explain and solve the difficult problems and questions from their textbooks. The main reason for doing so is to ensure that the students grasp the concepts fully. A student can not fully understand a concept unless it is explained by solving a difficult question. Hence, most of the concept lectures of Physics, Chemistry and Math for Matric (Class 9th and 10th)  are accompanied by videos solving a difficult problem or a question.

We firmly believe that education through online video tutorials can help the students and parents get rid of   academies and tuition centres that have plagued our society. Our videos are meant to be an aid for students deprived off of quality education. Such students are being exploited by those tuition centres. The students can seek help from our website in case any of their concepts remain unclear even after attending their school/college lectures. Hopefully, our problem solving videos can help to a great extent. This will surely help them achieve good grades in their exams as well. Check out the following problem solving videos for instance.

1. Physics Problem: Working of Simple Harmonic Motion

physicsClick Here to Watch a Video Solving Physics Problem

2. Math Problem; Algebraic Expressions and Algebraic Sentences

mathClick Here to Watch a Video on Solving Math Problem

3. Chemistry Problem; Calculating Molality of a Solution

chemistry problem videoClick Here to Watch a Video Solving Chemistry Problem

Our aim is to remove all the confusions and conceptual haziness from the students minds. Once the students are confident that their concepts are sharp, only then can they appear in their exams with full confidence. Hence, our mission is to resolve the educational crisis in Pakistan. Our videos are intended to ensure free and quality education in Pakistan as only then can our educational crisis be resolved.

Catch Sabaq Foundation in Literature Festivals for Teachers and Children

asdSabaq Foundation is pleased to announce their attendance at both Teacher’s and Children’s Literature Festival to be held in Lahore from 27- 29 November. The three day event will consist of  the Teachers’ Literature Festival (TLF) on 27th and the Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) (28-29 Nov)to be open for the public at the Children’s Library Complex Lahore.

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Minister for Education Rana Mashhood have been invited to inaugurate the CLF.

The festivals have been organised by the Idara-i-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) & Oxford University Press (OUP) in collaboration with the Open Society Foundations (OSF).

The teachers’ and childrens’ festivals will be open for everyone  from 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

This was announced at the a press conference at the Children’s Library Complex on Tuesday.

The Teachers’ Literature Festival will be held on November 27, for the first time in Lahore. As many as 30,000 people are expected to show up on CLF and  1,500 to 2,000 teachers are expected to take part in the Teachers’ Literature Festival.

The festival aims to promote reading and critical thinking in classrooms and schools. It will also provide teachers an opportunity to voice their views.

Events at the festival include read-and-sing-along stories, theater, skits, puppet shows, poetry recitals, book launches and plenary sessions and workshops.

CLF Lahore is a free public event; an equalizer for all school systems – government and private sector, non-formal and special needs schools. CLF focuses on reviving a culture of critical thinking and imagination by generating innovative content for textbooks and supplementary materials in classrooms in order to promote reading habits beyond textbooks and tests.

The CLF is not only important for schools & colleges to attend, educational trusts and NGOs are also ensuring their presence in the festival to create awareness about the importance of education amongst people.

Hence, Sabaq Foundation has also grabbed the opportunity to do so. People can come to our stall to know about our cause.

sabaq stallCLF Lahore is going to present celebrities, authors, publishers and well-known personalities. The event will feature interactive readings, discussions, workshops, theatres and art experiences by famous children’s writers, poets and artists.

Baela Raza Jamil, a founding member of the CLF and programmes director at the ITA, said such festivals were part of a social movement to change the country’s education system.“We want to demonstrate what works to capture the hearts and minds of our children, youth, teachers and parents.”

“Educators should take inspiration from festivals like the CLF and integrate them in their daily classroom practices. Some school systems are already replicating these activities” she said.

Zehra Nigah, Haseena Moin, Samina Ahmed, Raza Kazim, Nadia Jamil, Adeel Hashmi, Khaled Anam, Ali Hamza and Zubeida Mustafa among others will participate.

Adeel Hashmi, ambassador for the CLF, said he was honoured to be part of the festival. “In a country where unfortunately education is rarely prioritised, such events are a breath of fresh air.”

Videos for Physics Questions’ Solutions Coming Up Next Week

To the pleasure of all those students eagerly waiting for Physic’s question solving videos; your wait is over. All the video content for problem solutions has been prepared and will be uploaded on our website by next week.

We are vigorously trying our best to add more and more content on our website. For this, our entire team of teachers, content developers, data analysts, quality assurance and marketing is working day and night.

We are very grateful to all the appreciation from all our viewers. We must say that it is your feedback and appreciation that keeps us going.

physics video

Click Here:http://sabaq.pk/video-page.php?sid=cambridge-physics-ol-3.1&v=p-9-10-dynamics-1a

Pride of Pakistan; Haroon Tariq

Amidst all the political confusion and chaos Haroon Tariq, an 18-year-old from Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province has done something that students from all over the world could not do (Masha Allah).

haroon tariqAccording to his personal profile, Haroon is:

  1. World record holder for most A grades in A levels with 30 A’s.
  2. World record holder for most A grades in O levels with 28 A’s.
  3. World record holder for most A grades IGCSE and O Levels combined with 57 A’s.
  4. World record holder for most A grades in O Levels, IGCSEs and A Levels combined with 87 A’s

“I did my O-levels in one year – usually people do it in three years.” Haroon told the BBC.

He sat the first exams in 2010 while still attending the Army Public School in Peshawar in his home province.That year he did 10 subjects, including the compulsory ones.

“I had two years left in my O-levels [study period] so I thought I want to do something special, something different from others. I wanted to excel from  other students… so I took a lot of subjects.” Haroon said.

Moving to Islamabad because of his father’s army career, Haroon piled on the O-levels and international GCSEs, scoring mostly A  grades. He did some of the exams through private study at home and some through the British Council but is now working mainly through his current school, Froebels International. Haroon decided to appear for both Spanish and French as well but found them too time-consuming and gave them up.

However, never did he lock himself in an ivory tower and missed out on non-academic pursuits.

“I actually love football, you know. I love Manchester City – I support them. I’ve been following them four or five years, I love the English Premier League. On the pitch, I’m a center forward and I can also play on wings”. He told BBC

He finds time for the school debating society, too.

The example of Haroon Tariq definitely proves that Pakistanis are no less than anyone else. Pakistan has countless such Haroons who have got all the potential and skills to prove their excellence. Nothing, but only the scarcity of financial and infrastructural resources holds them back. As a result, numerous such students are not able to prove their worth. It is our duty as  Pakistanis to create platforms and solutions to help such unfortunate students. Sabaq Foundation’s website http://sabaq.pk/  is one such step.

Our website provides online video tutorials to Pakistani students totally free.We have uploaded more than 4000 video tutorials covering the complete Matric syllabus for Math, Physics, Biology & Chemistry for all Pakistani boards. Moreover, videos covering the syllabus of Cambridge University O Level Math & Physics are also on our website.

All the videos have been prepared and sequenced following the exact syllabus of the respective Boards. Don’t believe it? Check out for yourselves : http://sabaq.pk/video-page.php?sid=cambridge-math-d2-2.2&v=m-9-10-variations16

o level math

Sources:

BBC News

Dawn News