PakTurk International Schools and Colleges
|PakTurk International Schools and Colleges|
Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Multan, Karachi, Khairpur, Jamshoro, Hyderabad, Sindh Quetta Rawalpindi|
|Motto||"Two Countries, One Nation"|
|Number of students||Over 9500|
|Colour(s)||Green and red|
|Boards||CIE, FBISE Islamabad|
PakTurk International Schools and Colleges (PTISC) is a private chain of Turkish educational institutions established in 1995 for the pursuit of education in Pakistan. As of 2016, 25 branches of PakTurk International Schools and Colleges are operating in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Khairpur, Multan, Peshawar and Quetta, with a total student population of more than 9500.
- PakTurk Islamabad (Boys (Chack Shehzad), Girls (Sector H-8), Junior (Sector G-10), Pre-School (Sector G-10)
- PakTurk Lahore (Boys, Girls, Junior, Pre-School)
- PakTurk Multan (college BOSAN ROAD CAMPUS, Middle section By Pass chowk branch)
- PakTurk Karachi
- PakTurk Jamshoro
- PakTurk Quetta
- PakTurk Peshawar
- PakTurk Hyderabad
PakTurk's first educational institution, the Islamabad Boys Branch, was established in April 1995 through educational agreements issued by the Government of Pakistan's Ministries of Education and Foreign Affairs. The first Preschool and Junior Branch opened in Islamabad in April 1997, followed by the opening of a Karachi branch in August 1997. In August 1999, an Islamabad Girls Branch was opened.
A memorandum of understanding with the Economic Affairs Division (EAD) of the Government of Pakistan on 30 October 1999 placed the Pak Turk International Schools and Colleges under the auspices of the Pak Turk International Cag Educational Foundation (Pak Turk ICEF), an international Turkish non-governmental organization funded by donations from Turkish philanthropists.
In September 2000, Pak Turk ICEF opened a Quetta branch of PakTurk International Schools and Colleges, followed by a Lahore branch in September 2001. Within the framework of the Adopt-a-School Scheme initiated by the Government of Pakistan's Ministry of Education, Pak Turk ICEF adopted schools in Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab. A Khairpur branch opened at Former Colonel Shah Hostel Building on 16 April 2002. April 2003 saw the opening of a Multan branch at Khanewal Road. In April 2004 a Lahore Islampura branch was opened.
In the wake of the 2005 earthquake that devastated areas of Pakistan, Pak Turk ICEF participated in humanitarian aid efforts targeting those affected by the earthquake. Collaborating with the Kimse Yok Mu Aid and Solidarity Association of Turkey, Pak Turk ICEF became the first international foundation to reach the earthquake zone a day after the disaster, hauling 40 tons of relief goods, including tents, bedding, winter clothing and food supplies. In response to the collapse of the educational infrastructure in regions affected by the 2005 earthquake, Pak Turk ICEF—again in collaboration with the Kimse Yok Mu Aid and Solidarity Association—completed the construction of ten prefabricated school buildings that were erected on the sites of collapsed schools in Muzaffarabad, Balakot and Mansehra. The furniture, set up and equipment of these schools were flown from Turkey and were assembled in time to be inaugurated in May 2006. These schools were submitted to the jurisdiction of the educational authorities in Azad Kashmir and North-West Frontier Province.
During the second half of 2006, Pak Turk ICEF ventured into constructing school and college campuses in Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta. The Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar campuses were scheduled to open in time for the 2007–2008 academic year, while the Quetta campus' construction was scheduled to begin in the second half of 2007.
Quetta Campus started functioning in August 2009.
In August 2016, Turkish principals of 28 schools were removed from their posts and Board of directors was dissolved. New Board of directors consist of all Pakistani nationals. All schools will now operate under a locally registered NGO PakTurk Education Foundation.
Events and programs
- ISMO (Inter School Maths Olympiad), National ISMO (for Class V to VIII) is a mathematics test based on multiple-choice questions. PakTurk International Schools and Colleges have been successfully organizing the Inter Schools Maths Olympiad (ISMO) for the students of private as well as the state schools across Pakistan since 2005. ISMO has become a national event and being conducted all over Pakistan. This competition is conducted at different cities simultaneously. Cash prizes along with shields and certificates are given away to the qualifying candidates. The first position holder (studying in class VIII) is awarded by the title "Al-Khwarizmi of Pakistan, of the year" after the name of Al-Khwarizmi (Arabic: عَبْدَالله مُحَمَّد بِن مُوسَى اَلْخْوَارِزْمِي) (c. 780 – c. 850), a Persian Muslim mathematician, astronomer and geographer during the Abbasid Empire, a scholar in the House of Wisdom in Baghdad. National_ISMO