May 23 2014 at 11:46am
New Delhi -
School pupils in the Indian capital New Delhi are hiring “holiday homework providers” to do their assignments while they take it easy during the summer break, a report said on Friday.
Teachers may be appalled at the new form of outsourcing, but many such “experts” are in the market to help kids who despise holiday homework, the Hindustan Times daily reported.
“Leave holiday homework worries. Get holiday homework for all classes done by experts,” the report cited an advert on OLX, an advertising portal, as saying.
The providers do projects, write articles or poems, prepare PowerPoint presentations and design working models for competitive prices.
Abhishek Sharma, who says he does “good quality holiday homework”, gets up to 25 orders every summer.
Sharma, a pupil in the final year at school, charges 1 000 rupees ($17) for simple projects and up to 3 000 rupees for complicated ones.
Some homework providers talk about the pressures in the niche business.
”There is too much competition. I am thinking of giving up. Since many students call with their parents not knowing about it, they can't afford the service,” said Deepika Verma, who runs a coaching institute.
Another homework supplier, Leher Raj, blames schools for burdening children with difficult assignments that force them to outsource their work.
“The kind of work schools give for holidays is actually meant for parents to do,” she said.
Schools are trying to keep pace with the crafty students.
“We make students write a journal about the holidays. Any project not made by the student is not assessed at all and the students know this,” said Ameeta Mulla Wattal, the principal of Delhi-based Springdales School. - Sapa-dpa
Association of Muslim Schools - KZN
Speech contest hosted by Nizamia Islamic School
10th May 2014
|1ST||Orient Islamic School||Aaliya Abubakr|
|2ND||Islamic Educational Centre||Sauda Milanzi|
|3RD||Port Shepstone Islamic School||Sabiha Motala|
|1ST||Orient Islamic School||Mohammed Sohail Roussoulle|
|2ND||Al Falaah College||Mohamed Tariq Joosab|
|3RD||Port Shepstone Islamic School||Muhammad Khamissa|
Coordinator : MS Saeed
Mahmood Moosa was born on 9 August 1953 in Ixopo, KZN, Natal, fourth son of the late Ismail and Hawa Bibi Moosa.
He matriculated at Nirvana Secondary School, Lenasia (Johannesburg).
He went on to educate learners for 28 years (25 at secondary and three at senior primary school levels). During his teaching career, he has imparted knowledge and skills in history, mathematics, general science, biology (life science), at both levels, and technology and life orientation to secondary level pupils.
He has had varied experience in community, social, educational and political work, and, to his credit has also, on a number of community projects and issues, “hands-on experience.” And, he is an executive member of numerous community organisations, and in some holds official positions.
Mahmood, known as, “Mems” by family members and friends, has been described as enthusiastic, sincere, dedicated and motivational.
He is married to Naeema, has a daughter, two grandchildren and lives in Lenasia, Johannesburg.
South Africa is producing too few teachers, especially in key subjects such as maths and science. Also, existing teachers spend too little time in the classroom and many teach poorly when they are in the classroom.
With research showing overwhelmingly that good teaching is vital for better student results, the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) asked four experts to conduct in-depth studies of the supply of, demand for, and quality of South Africa's teachers, particularly in respect of maths and science.
Their findings are summarised in a new CDE report - VALUE IN THE CLASSROOM: The quantity and quality of South Africa's teachers.
Alhamdulillah, the AMS spiritual retreat was well received by all the delegates.
Held, in the scenic Drakensberg, the retreat proved to be soul rejuvenating. The theme message was very clear. We, the leaders of our school have to lead by example. Children "listen" with their "eyes."
As leaders, we have to initiate change in our own lives. This will then InshaAllah filter down to our staff and learners.
Visit our downloads section for the audio recordings at the retreat.
Get your educators and learners motivated with the 6 A Campaign!
Every month AMS will launch a theme poster for you to implement at your school.
Implement and share your success stories with us. Be part of the change and reap the rewards in the Akhirah.
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1. 6 A Overview
2. Feb Poster
3. March Poster
Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh
Growing up is such a challenge. SubhanAllah. We have to cut teeth, bump our heads, scrape our knees, fall out of trees, lose teeth, break bones, deal with acne, change schools, lose friends, “fit in”, stand out… Allahul Musta’an… And then starts the real trying part… being yourself.
In Allah’s Wisdom, He has placed all these events in our lives purposefully and at the most perfect junctures, when we are ready for them. We might not have the ability to deal with new challenges straight away, but when we are ready to learn how, they present themselves, disguised mostly as difficulties. In dealing with them, we develop new skills, sharpen our senses and broaden our horizons. Alhamdulillah.
I’d like to pay particular attention to the challenges that come with “being yourself”, a challenge that not only adolescents, but also grown men and women grapple with. Why is it so difficult for us to live our truth? Why is it so important to us to look good in the eyes of our peers and critics? Don’t we understand that our true value lies in preserving our natural state? Don’t we “get” that the only time we will be at ease and at peace with ourselves is once we are being who we really are? The
answer, I am afraid, is that even as we get older, a huge part of our lives are spent trying to make “the people” feel happy and comfortable.