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Hira Schools (Pakistan)
Location
Information
TypePrivate
MottoI am to Learn
Established1997
Faculty3,500
Enrollment60,000
Average class sizePreschool - A Levels[clarification needed]
Campus215+
Color(s)Maroon, Scarlet, White And Grey               
AthleticsCitizens
MascotFlamingo
Website

Hira Schools in Pakistan are a Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan-sponsored Islamic school system that operates more than 215 schools and 10 colleges across Pakistan. It is a universal education project run by the Hira National Education Foundation, a non-governmental, non-profit and non-sectarian organization working in the field of education since 1997.

The project is sponsored by Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan.[1] The system has branches in all four Pakistani provinces, including Kashmir, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan. The system offers education ranging from preschool to secondary level in addition to a program of preparatory courses towards the completion of a Secondary School Certificate. Hira Schools maintain low tuition fees to allow low-income students to enroll.

History[edit]

Tanzeem-e-Asatiza Pakistan (Teachers Association of Pakistan), a teacher wing of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, introduced the Hira educational project in the late 1990s.[1]

Enrollment[edit]

It operates 215 schools and 10 colleges across the country. The system employs 2,045 male and 1,415 female teachers who provide instruction to the 32,000 male and 28,700 female students.[2]

Organizational structure[edit]

The Hira Educational Foundation organizes all the branches, develops curriculum, conducts faculty training and inspects schools.

Curriculum[edit]

The Hira Schools adhere to the Islamic and cultural values of Pakistan.[3]

  • "Hira schools would promote ideological, intellectual, educational and civilization bases in the light of Islamic principles.
  • Establish Hira schools to educate Muslim youth to counter the hollow slogans of liberalism, materialism and so called enlightenment.
  • By creating a sense of responsibility the youth should be awakened to the loss incurred on them by the current waves of anti Islamic and anti- social movements and help regain the lost confidence of the Ummah and the Country.
  • Promote the chosen style of the life of the Prophet among the trainers to bring the next generation out of the present chaos and despondence to courage and determination."

The curriculum is provided by the Association For Academic Quality (AFAQ)[1] and includes AFAQ's Sun Series and AFAQ's Iqbal Series of textbooks.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c website, Official. "Hira National Education Foundation".
  2. ^ "Saba Trust".
  3. ^ "Hira". www.hiraschools.org.pk. Retrieved 2016-05-07.
  4. ^ "AFAQ Curriculum". Retrieved 9 November 2015.