Khyber – Pakhtunkhwa
Cameras to be installed in municipal schools
Nazim Town I Peshawar Zahid Nadeem visited the municipal schools and colleges. He directed the administration to install CCTV cameras in the schools and colleges.
Imamia Students Organisation (ISO) conducted pre board exams for Class 5th and 8th students. The organizers also shed some light on the importance of exams after they had finished.
Government should provide security to private institutes
Dr Zakir Shah chaired the meeting of All Pakistan Private Schools Association held yesterday. While addressing the participants he said that education is the responsibility of state. This responsibility is being fulfilled by private schools. Government should provide security to private schools.
Spiritual education is necessary for Peace
Former Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir has said that spiritual education is necessary for promoting peace and harmony in the world. He was addressing an international workshop in Karachi.
VC Bacha Khan University, security in charge refuse to resign
Rejecting the findings of the committee formed to investigate the January 20 attack on the Bacha Khan University (BKU), its administration on Monday asked the government to constitute a judicial commission to probe the incident, while the vice-chancellor and chief security officer refused to resign from their posts.
Judicial probe demanded in BKU incident
The faculty members and administration staff of Bacha Khan University Charsadda yesterday held the Higher Education Commission (HEC) responsible for the attack on university and asked the government to probe the horrific incident through a judicial inquiry committee.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-02/page-5/detail-6
BKU to stay closed till fc deployment
Demanding the deployment of Frontier Corps (FC) contingents outside the premises, the administration of the Bach Khan University Charsadda Monday announced to keep the varsity closed till the time it is not provided with the foolproof security and their demands are not met with.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=287808
Lack of funds- KP’s government educational institutions charging students for security
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government education institutions have begun charging student fees for arranging security guards, after failing to procure needed funds from the education ministry in order to meet the provincial police's required standards for safety.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1236369
Education biggest weapon against terrorism
Lower Dir district development advisory committee chairman Saeed Gul on Monday said education was the biggest weapon against terrorism and ignorance and therefore, the people should educate their children.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1236934
70 unregistered madarris sealed in mansehra
Law enforcement agencies have launched a crackdown against unregistered Madarris (seminaries) and directed concerned authorities to seal 70 Madaris in the district. Authorities have ordered to seal 70 unregistered Madaris, including 53 of the Deobandi sect, six of Barelvi sect, one each of Sipah-e-Sahaba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and two Madaris of Shia sect.Some 13 unregistered Madarris are situated in the surroundings of the Mansehra city.
Hazara students deprived of education
In a statement issued by Hazara Democratic Party, it has been stressed that the expensive campuses built on Alamdar road under Balochistan University can be utilized by starting M.A. and MSc classes in them. Hazara students should also be given the opportunity for education.
Security arrangements in private schools
Secretary Education, Abdul Saboor Kakar has said that the government is taking all necessary steps for the security arrangements in private schools.Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-02-2016/Quetta/page2.asp
Three seminaries sealed in Quetta, 4 clerics detained
Three madrassas were raided in Quetta’s Eastern Bypass area on Monday morning, police said, adding that they were subsequently sealed over alleged involvement in ‘suspicious’ and ‘illegal’ activities. The sealed seminaries include Madrassah Hussainia, Madrassah Taleemul Quran and Madrassah Abu Bakar Siddique.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=287795
No politics on security of academic institutes
Security of private schools should not be made an issue. Where have the funds of 75 crore’s been spent? There is no spokesperson of government who can speak about education issues.
Prospectus sale point of AIOU
AIOU has formed a tehsil level prospectus sale point for facilitating the students of matric to PhD level.
No government school in G-13
Sector G-13 is the gateway of Islamabad. But there is no government school in that sector. The local residents have written a letter to Marium Nawaz for taking notice of the issue.
Government to ensure 100% enrolment of school going children
The government is going to launch a national level enrolment campaign this year to ensure 100 percent enrolment of school-going children by the year 2018. According to official sources in the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms, “Prime minister and all chief ministers of the provinces will lead this campaign to show strong commitment to the education.”
All private schools to re-open today
All private schools in Islamabad announced they would reopen for regular studies today (Tuesday). The information was shared with parents of the respective students on Monday night by email. However, on Monday some private schools in the federal capital reopened campuses after the ‘self-imposed’ week-long holidays.
Government schools spend funds for missing facilities on upgrading security
The Rs240 million released to government schools by the provincial government for the replacement of missing facilities has been spent in a week on upgrading security.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1236898
Absence of degree colleges in ICT rural areas resentful
Students of rural areas of the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), including Nilor, Bara Kahu and Tarnol, are facing problems to get high education in the absence of degree or post-graduate colleges in their areas. Both the girls and boys have to go to colleges in urban areas which are already overburdened.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=287781
SC concerned over Wani’s posting at FDE
The Supreme Court on Monday expressed its grave concern over the appointment of Moeenuddin Wani as director general of the Federal Directorate of Education and adjourned the hearing until February 17. During the course of hearing, Justice Amir Hani Muslim, head of the three-bench judge of apex court, remarked that it has become the habit of the government to de-seat eligible officials and depute junior officials on their slots.
FDE cancels recruitment plan
In a sudden move, which many see with suspicion, the Federal Directorate of Education has cancelled the elementary school teacher recruitment plan. The FDE, which oversees all government-run schools in the city, had published an advertisement in national newspapers on January 31.
Weapon of education to fight terrorism
While meeting with British High Commissioner Philip Bartin, CM Shahbaz Sharif expressed that the weapon of education will be used to fight out terrorism. He also discussed other matters of common interest with him.
Board Exams for Grade 5 and 8
The exams of Grade 5 and 8 have started under the supervision of Punjab Examination Commission. This year PEC has formed a new policy for the exam. The students who would fail in one exam will be declared passed. Hundreds of students have not been issued roll number slips yet. It has also been revealed that there are 2 lac ghost students registered for the exam.
Students won't be stopped from going to schools due to threats
PM Nawaz Sharif has said that the aims of terrorists won’t be achieved. They will be stopped at any cost. Students won’t be stopped from going to schools because of threats.
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Majority of schools reopened in Punjab
All the government schools and 85% of private schools reopened yesterday. The remaining schools will also be reopened today.
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Private schools announce to increase Fee’s
In the garb of security expenditures, the elite class private schools have announced to increase the fee schedule by 15%. This increase will be implemented in the next fee voucher.
New website of Punjab University
VC Punjab University has inaugurated the new website of university.
TEVTA is going to train 3000 teachers
TEVTA is going to train 2055 teachers and 900 principals and fresh coming teachers. These trainings will be done under different teacher training program.
Australian Education Expo
Australian Education Office is going to organize Australian Education Expo. The expo will introduce the students of universities and colleges to wide range of curricular and extracurricular activities.
Ban on Tableegh in academic institutes is condemnable
Ch. Shujaat Hussain has said that the ban on tableegh in academic institutes is condemnable. Tableeghi Jamaat is free of extremist and terrorist mindset.
Data of Students
Punjab Education Foundation has directed the partner schools of 15th phase of Edcuation Voucher Scheme to enter the data of children of 6 to 16 years of age and also of those who are out of school.
Security of universities is responsibility of VCs
Punjab Education minister, Rana Mashood Ahmad Khan has said that the VCs should take personal interest in the security of universities. They should implement all the relevant SOPs.
Threatening leaflet pasted on the wall of a school
Banned outfit TTP has pasted a threatening leaflet on the wall of a school in Paposh Nagar. School administration closed the school amidst this environment fear.
Unjust Promotions in inter board
CM Secretariat has taken the notice of unjust promotions in Inter board. Farooq Bugti has sought the report from Chairman Akhtar Ghauri in this regard.
Teachers still not paid salaries
Even despite the announcement by Chief Minister Sindh, teachers have not been paid salaries. The teachers are on hunger strike for past four months on camp road. 314 teachers have not been paid the salaries for the past four years.
No intervention is acceptable in universities
Teachers Union of Karachi University has said in joint resolution that no intervention will be accepted in the independence of universities. They have urged the government to avoid curbing the rights of universities.
Daud University to become center of excellence
Chemical Engineering Department of Daud University of Engineering and Technology held a one day seminar for ‘Technological Advancement in Oil Refining’. MD of PRL, Aftab Hussain was the chief guest on occasion. He said that Daud University is going to be the center of excellence in engineering in future.
Arms licenses should be issued to academic institutes
President PEC Syed Akhtar Shahzad has said that arms licenses should be issued to teachers of schools, colleges and universities.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-02-02/page-3
180 private schools in city face terror threat
The Sindh cabinet was informed on Monday that around 180 private schools in Karachi had been declared sensitive from a security point of view and the police were finalising a security plan for them.
Seven NED students injured In clash
Seven students were injured on Monday during a clash between student political parties at the NED University of Engineering and Technology. Four of the students belonged to All Pakistan Muttahida Students Organisation (APMSO) and three to the Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT), confirmed both the students organisations.
Admin blames government for lack of funds as student protest again
Students belonging to the University of Karachi (KU) on Monday, for a second time in a week, came out in large numbers to protest the increase in the varsity’s transport service fares, only a year after they were previously increased.
Who is responsible for security of academic institutes?
It is the basic responsibility of government to provide security to academic institutes. But it has to be analyzed whether government is fulfilling its responsibilities.
Making fun of Education
1st February has passed. Some schools have opened but the schools of private owners haven't opened yet. They say that the security of academic institutes is the responsibility of state.
Protection of academic institutes
It is the responsibility of state to provide health and education facilities to public. For an Islamic state the responsibility increases manifold.
A flooded school by Naz Gul Faiz
A school at Jaffarabad is completely flooded with sewerage water; but still students are compelled to study in it. The District Education Department has kept silence over this issue. The school is the victim of wear and tear and lacks chairs for teachers; mats for sitting even the students are also compelled to read under the open sky in the absence of classrooms.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=287839
Classroom no place for gun by Muhammad Hamid Zaman
In the backdrop of conversations on education, arming teachers and the national discourse on security, let us start with three simple, but undeniable facts. First, we have a national education crisis of the grandest proportions.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1038432/classroom-no-place-for-guns/
A different take on HEC stats by Irfan Omar
Last Saturday, I was absorbed in exploring data on HEC website when my colleague entered and announced “Yeah! I’ve scored four as in my assessment,” and… and I smiled at both. Both brought at surface only ‘half of the truth’ — hiding Cs and Ds — which cannot justify their overall achievement.
Educating the uneducated
“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth learning can be taught.” –Oscar Wilde Not to undermine teaching but Oscar Wilde rightly points out that education cannot come from books alone. There is a world of difference between education and learning.
Letters to editor
January 20, 2016 was the 24th death anniversary of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, popularly known as ‘Bacha Khan’. Sensing that the main problem of the Pakhtun was lack of education and incessant feuds, Ghaffar Khan set up Darul Ulum in 1910 in Uthmanzai and Mardan to give elementary education to villagers. Later in 1921, he set up the ‘Anjuman-e-Islah-e-Afghana’ or the ‘Society for the Reformation of Afghans’. Thereafter, a network of about 70 Azad Islamia Madrassa’ s was established.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/95438-Bacha-Khan
The Department of Metallurgical Engineering of the NED University has failed to get an accreditation letter from the Pakistan Engineering Council since 2014. This is due to the non-compliance of PEC regulations – including insufficient faculty members and students’ intake exceeding the prescribed limit. This is a great setback to students who graduated from the varsity after 2014 because they are being denied jobs in both public and private sector organisations.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/95439-NED-accreditation
Education reforms in Sindh
Last year international literacy day was observed around the world during which many international NGOs and the Sindh government held seminar to demand that an education emergency be imposed.
District Nazim visits schools without protocol
Peshawar: The District Nazim Muhammad Asim Khan visited the different schools of the District, without taking any protocol. He showed his displeasure on encroachment near to the schools.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 3
6 schools closed due to poor security
Nowshera: Due to poor security condition, six schools have been closed at Nowshera, by the Deputy Commissioner Mr. Iftikhar Alam, till second order.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 3
Student future at stake
Peshawar: The PTI province government claims for changes in education go in vain, on the other hand the educational institutions in the Haripur playing with the future of the students. The students hold protest against injustice held with them.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 2
Reconstruction is needed in Fata area
Peshawar: The students of Fata Area demanded from the government, to reconstruct the educational institutions in Fata. They said that the present educational institutions do not have good condition. Mostly institutions are facing problem of missing facilities.
Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx
3 departments suspended
Peshawar: The administration of the Islamia University Peshawar closed the Pashtu, Arabic and Islamiyat department, due poor earnings.
Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=5
Nazmeen pay attention towards security to save community from terror
Bannu: The Deputy Commissioner Bann, Mr. Mian Adil Iqbal stressed upon the Nazmeen of District Bannu to give full attention towards the security of the educational institutions. He also advises to the educational institutions heads to cooperate with the Nazmeen.
Complete Story: Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar Page No. 11
Instruction issued to municipal schools & colleges to install cameras
Peshawar: The Nazim Town One, Mr. Zahid Nadeem visited the schools and colleges running by the Municipal Administration, to check their security. He reviewed the security of these educational institutions and issued order for installation of cameras.
SDEO female surprise visit to different schools
Peshawar: The Sub Divisional Education Officer (female) Gul Saraj Khan visited different schools of Peshawar, showing displeasure on the bad condition of the educational institution and non-seriousness of the teachers. She recommends the disciplinary action against such teachers.
Complete Story: Daily Aaj, Peshawar Page No. 3
School closed from 11 years
Baghana: The Press Secretary of JUI tehsil Baghana, Mr. Muhammad Farooque Changa said that Baghana Changa School is closed from 2005 till now; the teachers’ pay extortion to education officials and taking salaries in homes without fulfilling duties.
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No. 03
Deputy DEO female issues notices to ghost teachers
District Awaran: The Deputy District Education officer female Ms. Sabar-un-Nisa Umrani has issued notices to absent teachers, while demanding to submit reasons for absence in written; otherwise their salaries will be stopped. She applauded Educational statement 7 efforts of Deputy Speaker Baluchistan Mr. Abdul Qudoos.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Quetta, Page No. 06
Girl’s education is more important than males: Abdul Saleem
District Zhob: The Chairman Municipal Committee of Pashtoon Khuwa, Mr. Abdul Saleem along with others said, that in Islam female rights are equal to that of male, adding that female education is more important than male education, because if a female is educated then consider means a full family gets Educated, if the male is educated solely a few will educate..
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-02-2016/Quetta/page7.asp
Sluggishness in education affairs is unacceptable: DC Jaffarabad
District Jaffarabad: The Deputy Commissioner Jafferabad, Mr. Javed Anwar Shahwani along with UNICEF officials, visited the rural area schools of Usta-Muhammad, declaring that steps are taken for providence of facilities and make sure the presence of teachers in schools. He added renovation of dilapidated schools is also a part of development in Education.
IT university fees increment is unacceptable: Jalal Shah
District Quetta: The Provincial Convener of JTI Mr. Jalal Shah along with others said IT University has increased the fees, which is unbearable for both students and parents. Such decision of increment in fees should be taken back; increase in fees creating problems for students to discontinue Education.
Students protest against far off Examination Centers
District Bahawalpur: The Class 5 and 8 Students protested against the Education Department Officials for setting up exams in far off villages like Basti Hoet, which is several kilometers away from Bahawalpur. The Students said that the Officials had done this to create problems for the students and their parents. They appealed to the CM to take notice of the situation.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-02-02/page-11
Class 5 & 8 examinations marred by cheating, mismanagement, several suspended
District Rahim Yar Khan/Bahawalpur: The exams of class 5 and 8 are marred by cheating, mismanagement and confusion. The centers were set up in far off places away from the cities, which created problems for the students and their parents. The question papers arrived late and their quantity is too less as compare to sitting students
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 01
Action to be taken against schools with poor security arrangements
District Rajanpur: The Assistant Commissioner Tehsil Jampur, District Rajanpur, Mr. Qamarul Zaman Khan Qaisarani, while addressing to the press said, that strict action will be taken against all those schools which will not have proper security arrangements.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 07
Book board employees continue protest over non-payment of salary
Jamshoro: The employees of Sindh Text Book Board Jamshoro continued protests for releasing of their salaries.
Salary of ghost teachers stopped
District Shikarpur: The Taluka Education Officer has directed to stop the salary of four female teachers of Government Middle School Wazirabad.
Contractor leaves school construction work incomplete
District Thatto: The Building of Government Primary School, dargah Shah Yaqeen, near Choohar Jamali is completely ruined, due to carelessness of the education department. Even construction work of new building is left incomplete by the contractor.
Protest against occupying school plot
District Dadu: The residents of Bhan Saeedabad hold protest against the school head master, alleging him of being compliance with the local influential to capture the school plot.
Report demanded against illegal appointments in Karachi Education Board
Karachi: The Chief Minister House has addressed the Chairman Karachi Education Board to submit the report against illegal appointments & promotions of teachers.
Primary school running in madrassa building since years
District Larkana: The Government Primary School, Muhalla Gareebabad-1 is running in the building of Madrassa for the last twelve years. Only four teachers are appointed to teach 250 students, but the students are not feeling comfortable in that building.
School plot owner locks school gate
District Larkana: The Government Primary School, village Drabhi Chandio is locked by the plot owner of the school, Mr. Ali Muhammad Chandio. He has demanded for a job in the school.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-02-02/news/page3/1%20(5).htm
Shortage of basic facilities in school near Education Minister House
District Larkana: The Government Primary School, Muhalla Bhens Colony near the House of Education Minister, Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, is running without basic facilities of classrooms, furniture and washrooms. The Education Minister is silent to take notice against insufficient facilities.
No progress is possible without education: Khalid Shah
District Sanghar: The Chairman, All Sindh Private Association, Mr. Syed Khaild Shah has said, that progress is not possible without acquiring education, so all people have to play their part jointly in that matter.
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Protest against closure of school
District Nawabshah: The residents Muhalla Dahiri hold protest against the closure of Primary School, running under Sindh Education Foundation.
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Formation of action plan for security of educational institutes
Hyderabad: The Provincial Advisor, Mr. Mola Bux Chandio has declared in his statement that action plan has been formed, for the security of educational institutes of Sindh Province, giving full control to the SSU Commandos.
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Clash between GSTA and DEO
District Qamber Shahdadkot: A clash has been created, among the DEO Education Qamber and GSTA members, on the inspection of service books and orders of the Teachers.
More than ten schools closed
District Khairpur Mirs: More than ten Government schools of village Miro Chandio, Dost Ali Khoso, Konr ji Machi and others are dysfunctional since years, due to noncompliance of the Education Department.
Physical torture to a student
District Qamber Shahdadkot: A student of class three was beaten by a teacher, at Government Primary School, village Sijawal Junejo.