03 May 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Girls demand school for themselves in Dir Village

The girls of Chinar Khawar, a village on the outskirts of Dir town, have demanded the construction of a primary school in their area. The demand was made during a walk organised by the education department to enrol children in different schools of the district.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1255982/girls-demand-school-for-themselves-in-dir-village


Monopolistic legislation suffocating Medical Teaching Institutions in KP

After realizing the flaws in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Universities Act 2012, the provincial government issued an ordinance to address some of the serious defects in the said Act. The ordinance will lapse in the next few days if the proposed amendments are not passed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. The KP Universities Act 2012 was amended in 2015. There is now a move to amend it again and the agenda is currently lying in the KP Assembly Secretariat.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/117026-Monopolistic-legislation-suffocating-medical-teaching-institutions-in-KP


7th Annual Health Research Moot Dr Roghani all praise for KMU

Prominent health experts from all over Pakistan gathered in Peshawar and delivered lectures on various topics during the 7th annual health research conference held at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa lone public sector medical university, Khyber Medical University (KMU).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/117024-7th-annual-health-research-moot-Dr-Roghani-all-praise-for-KMU


Private Institutes must be supported

Provincial President of Al Pakistan Private Schools Management Association Dr. Mohammad Zakir Shah said Government is being misguided about corruption of Private Schools and their problems. Except some schools all are functioning properly

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103493224&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160503


Disable people unable to get job

Peshawar High Court demanded answer from education department Mardan for not appointing disable persons on SET posts under disable person Quota.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103493235&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160503


Hundreds of teacher posts remain empty

Under teachers service structure 975 primary teachers have been promoted to senior positions in Peshawar, hundreds of posts of teachers empty. Promotions and up-gradation of teachers are continuing under teacher service structure.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103493328&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160503


Action Committee for the demand of teachers

Al teachers’ coordination council formed a committee to set their demands in front of Government regarding 50% increase in teacher’s salary and other allowances be keeping in mind current inflation situation in the country.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103493344&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160503




Role of Madrasa in the progress of Pakistan

Leaders of Ehle Sunnat Association said that Madrasas are playing important role in the progress of Pakistan since its birth. Some liberal societies are against it and want to demolish Madrasas.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-03-2016/Quetta/page2.asp



Sendiman High School Quetta to be the Head Quarter of NGOs

Sendiman High School Become the head quarter of many NGOs, where different sessions are held rather than educational activities all the system if school is according to the NGOs, said by provincial conveys of students association Islamic Ideology.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-03-2016/Quetta/page2.asp  


Violation of examination rules

Government Boys Science, Commerce and Arts College instead of following examination board rules they have made their own college rules. Responsibilities are given to non-teaching invigilators staff for intermediate exams.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103492349&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160503


Vengeance action against teachers

Mrs. Hoor Bibi of Sibi Government Teachers Association said current district education officer are taking revenge from female teachers by delaying and releasing their salaries on their own and start of legal action against absenteeism.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103492264&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160503


Irresponsible examination team will be fired

Secretary Education Baluchistan said if any of the examination team found guilty of not performing their duties properly will be immediately dismissed.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103492264&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160503


Scholarship funds of forty million rupees by China

Grant has been issued by Chinese embassy to the deserving students of Gwadar Government Schools. Forty million rupees are allotted for scholarship and this amount is handover to the education department. Which further handover cheques in different Gwadar Schools?

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-03-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_11.gif




ACCA awards gold status to TMUC

The Millennium University College (TMUC) was awarded Gold Status as an approved learning partner by the ACCA UK Head Office, says a press Release. The status was awarded in a seminar “ACCA - Future of the Profession and Global Changes” organized on campus by The Millennium University College here. Mr. Stuart Dunlop Regional Director - MENASA, ACCA UK attended the event as the chief guest, while other distinguished guests included Dr. Mary Bishop, Director Learning ACCA UK and Sajjeed Aslam, Head of ACCA Pakistan. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/117056-ACCA-awards-Gold-Status-to-TMUC


SLS school holds table tennis tournament

A four day Inter-campus Table Tennis tournament was held at Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School, says a press release. The event was hosted by SLS, Harley Street Senior section and the SLS, Islamabad campus. The competition was held between 18 branches from which a total of 320 players participated comprising of 164 girls and 156 boys.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/117051-SLS-School-holds-table-tennis-tournament


Quran classes in IIUI

The three day Quran classes at the International Islamic University Islamabad would start from today. Renowned scholars would deliver lectures in these classes.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-03&edition=ISL&id=2339604_39995636


COMSATS to organise Pre-Budget Seminar today

The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) will organise one day pre budget seminar today (Tuesday). The welcome address will be given by Rector CIIT Dr S. M. Junaid Zaidi. The seminar will be inaugurated by Special Advisor for Revenue to the Prime Minister Haroon Akhtar.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/117049-Comsats-to-organise-pre-budget-seminar-today


ACCA awards gold status to TMUC

The Millennium University College (TMUC) H-11/4, Islamabad was awarded Gold Status as an approved learning partner by the ACCA UK Head Office, last day, says a press Release. The above mentioned status was awarded in a seminar “ACCA – Future of the Profession and Global Changes” organized on campus by The Millennium University College H-11/4, Islamabad.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/03/acca-awards-gold-status-to-tmuc/


Universities stressed to play greater Society-Building role

Scholars on Monday at a seminar stressed that universities should play a greater role in the social reconstruction and reconfiguration of the society. They were addressing a seminar titled “Role of the Universities in Social Reconstruction” organized by the Sophy’s Forum at the faculty of English studies held here at National University of Modern Languages (NUML).

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/03/universities-stressed-to-play-greater-society-building-role/


40pc students still without course books

A recent survey has revealed that thousands of children studying at government schools in the federal capital have not been provided with course books. The new academic session commenced from 11th April at schools but still 40 percent students have not been provided with course books till now, reports said. These students are compelled to attend their classes without their course books.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/03/40pc-students-still-without-course-books/



Principals take charge in new Colleges

The principals of various colleges joined their new positions and some relieved their charges after reaching superannuation age.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/03-May-2016/principals-take-charge-in-new-colleges


Student among two remanded in kidnapping case

A court yesterday sent two including a university student to Adiala Jail on judicial remand for 14 days in a case of kidnapping, torturing and videotaping two students, including a girl, in objectionable position in a flat.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/03-May-2016/student-among-two-remanded-in-kidnapping-case


Enrolment policy of Federal educational institutes

Principal of Islamabad Model College for Boys F8 Aftab Tariq said we will bring back the setup of Federal Public Institute according to model Setup. He further said parents are facing difficulty in admission of their children.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103492841&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160503




UVAS role lauded

Department of Microbiology of the University of Veterinary and Animals Sciences (UVAS) organised a review meeting on “Combating Avian Influenza through Systemic Analysis of Antigenic Drift Genetic Variation and Development of Novel Diagnostic Tools and Vaccines” here on Monday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/117014-UVAS-role-lauded


HSSC annual exams to start from May 7

As many as 179 examinations Centre’s have been set up for Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) Intermediate annual examinations 2016 which will start in Rawalpindi Division from Saturday. According to Chairman Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) Dr. Muhammad Zareef foolproof arrangements have been made for transparent and smooth holding of HSSC annual exams.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/117050-HSSC-annual-exams-to-start-from-May-7 




MA/MSc exams from June 9

Punjab University Examinations Department has notified that the MA/MSc Part-II, Annual Examination 2016 will start with effect from 9-6-2016. Meanwhile, Punjab University Examinations Department has declared the results of MA Islamic Studies Part-I Supplementary Examination 2015, MSc Applied Psychology Part-I Supplementary Examination 2015, MSc Mathematics Part-I Supplementary Examination 2015, MSc Statistics Part-I Supplementary Examination 2015 and MA English Part-II Supplementary Examination 2015.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/117011-MAMSc-exams-from-June-9


Statistics of Rawalpindi intermediate exams 

Intermediate Annual Exams are starting from 7th of May in which 60013 students will give exams out of them 24996 students are female and 35017 are male students. There are 179 examination centers out of which 72 are of female students and 94 for male students and 13 centers are for both male and female students.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103492864&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160503


Students allowed to take exam without B-Form

The Lahore High Court on Monday allowed students of class nine to appear in education board’s examination without B-form of Nadra (National Database and Registration Authority).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/117004-Students-allowed-to-take-exam-without-B-form




Eighteenth amendment in health and Education

Under the Eighteenth Amendment educational and health Issues are not being transferred to the provinces yet and the Education Department facing problems due to non-implementation of eighteenth amendment.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/regional/03-May-2016/374979


Sir Syed Day in colleges of Punjab

On the notification of Government of Punjab higher Education Department Sir Syed day will be celebrated every year on 17th of October in Punjab Educational institutes in order to familiarize the students with the services of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/regional/03-May-2016/374982


Protest by Punjab Teachers union

Punjab Teachers Union will protest in front of Assembly on 14th of May for not up-grading their scale and handing over of schools to Punjab Education foundation.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan4/03-May-2016/374758



Education would change the fate of the society

Raja Pervez Ashraf on an occasion of Rajput Welfare Educational Society said education can change the fate of any family and society.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-05-03/page-1/detail-29


Focus on school education development: CM

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that government is implementing a comprehensive programme for development of school education. He said that teachers’ training programme was an important element of education reforms road map as it was vital for quality education.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/117003-Focus-on-school-education-development-CM


Fire at Kinnaird College Library

Fire broke out at the library of the Kinnaird College. Many books were burnt to ashes in the fire however the students were saved from any harm. According to initial reports, short circuit is cited as the reason of the fire.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-03&edition=LHR&id=2340476_58842749


PTU to stage sit-in

The Punjab Teachers Union will stage a sit-in in front of Punjab Assembly on 14th May. The main issues are the handing over of government schools to PEF, up-gradation issues, punishments on results, changes in center of excellence of government schools etc.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-03&edition=LHR&id=2340483_96757314


Anjuman-e-Talaba Islam Convention

The convention of the Anjuman-e-Talaba e Islam was held in which the speakers demanded to increase the educational budget up to 5% of the GDP. They also demanded the provincial governments to spend 25% of the educational budget on higher education.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-03&edition=LHR&id=2340506_76960937


Sports week in RMC

The annual sports week in Rawalpindi Medical College has been started. The speakers at the opening ceremony expressed that extra-curricular activities are very important for the students to progress ahead.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-03&edition=ISL&id=2338893_94304153


Bolan Medical College delegate visits PU

A delegate from Bolan Medical College consisting of students and teachers visited the Punjab University. The delegate was given detailed briefing about the university. The delegate thanked for offering admissions to the students from Balochistan.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-05-03/page-2/detail-10


Summer vacations notification issued

The notice for the summer vacations has been issued. The vacations would be from 1st June to 14th August.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-05-03/9117/4%20copy.jpg


Book on ‘Education policies in Pakistan’ launched

A book of Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui Vice Chancellor Allama Iqbal Open University titled ‘Education Policies in Pakistan’ was launched at the Oxford University Press. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui along with renowned columnists Tariq Rahman and Shahid Khan and other addressed the ceremony.

Complete Story: www.pakobserver.net/2016/05/03/book-on-education-policies-in-pakistan-launched/


Effective monitoring to enhance medical education standards: Prof Khalid

A course for postgraduate students of Pediatrics Surgery has commenced in institute of child health. A large number of candidates are attended this course from across the country. On this occasion, Chief Guest Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal Senior Vice President CPSP highlighted the national and international achievements of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/03/effective-monitoring-to-enhance-medical-education-standards-prof-khalid/


Bolan Medical College delegation visits PU

A delegation of teachers and students from Bolan Medical College, Balochistan on Monday visited Punjab University and met Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran. PU Registrar Prof Dr Liaqat Ali, Dean Faculty of Life Sciences Prof Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan, Baloch Student Izhar Hameed Baloch, Bolan Medical College’s team manager Dr Sadiq Kakkar, Dr Adam Hameed Baloch and others were present.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/03/bolan-medical-college-delegation-visits-pu/


Experts at round-table demand govt to grant autonomy to Universities

Participants at second round-table conference titled, 6 Years of 18th Constitutional Amendment: Equity and Autonomy of Universities, demanded the implementation of 18th constitutional Amendment in education especially in the higher education sector and said that the autonomy of universities should be ensured.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/05/03/city/lahore/experts-at-roundtable-demand-govt-to-grant-autonomy-to-universities/



Short circuit leaves KC library to ashes  

Valuables worth millions of rupees were gutted to ashes when fire broke out in the library of Kinnaird College on Monday due to short circuit. According to eyewitnesses, the fire broke out around 10am. However, no casualty or serious injury to anyone was reported.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/03-May-16/short-circuit-leaves-kc-library-to-ashes




Move to build China-Pakistan ‘Education Corridor’

Senate chairman Mian Raza Rabbani on Monday called for ‘academic freedom’ and reinforcement of intellectual discourse in the country where parliament should also benefit from the intellect of varsity scholars.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1255947/move-to-build-china-pakistan-education-corridor


Role of police in controlling cheating

Police also in for front with Board teams in order to control cheating in intermediate board exams. In Hyderabad students continue cheating in intermediate exams. Mobile phones were still used after being banned in the centers.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103492369&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160503


Absent Superintendent terminated

High authority vigilance team of higher secondary educational board visited different examination centers. During visit non-teaching staff was seen in examination team they were immediately fired from work and ordered for hiring of teaching staff for examination team. Superintendent was absent in Govt. College Murad Memon Goth he was also terminated by vigilance team.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-03-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_08.gif


Parliament can consult Universities for national problems.

Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rubbani said like other countries cooperation and relationship must be built between Parliament and Pakistani Universities. In this way parliament can get guidance from Universities on National problems.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-03-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_01.gif


Big examination centers at Union Council Level

Minister Education Sindh Nisar Ahmed Khoro said for the cultivation of teaching culture many steps is taken. Legal action has been taken against students involved in cheating. He further said we are planning to build big examination centers in future.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-03-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=08_01.gif


Strife in teachers association

In Jacobabad disagreements come on front in teachers association on fake promotions and appointments. Secretary Education summons all accused teachers.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-05-03/page-2


Pak-China Education Corridor can be key to uniting Asian Nations: Rabbani

Collaboration between universities of Sindh and Hainan – a province in China - was termed a ‘healthy departure’ from Pakistan’s old policy of affiliations with European and American educational institutions, by Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani on Monday.

Complete Story: www.thenews.com.pk/print/116987-Pak-China-education-corridor-can-be-key-to-uniting-Asian-nations-Rabbani


Pak China Education desk at Governor House

Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad has stated that Pak China education promotion desk would be established at the governor house. He stated that Pak China education co-operation is very important. He was talking to the delegate of Chinese universities.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-03&edition=KCH&id=2340129_12155897


Special students exams from today

The examinations for the special students under the secondary education board would start from today. The examinations would continue till the 20th of May. 216 candidates are appearing in the examination.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-03&edition=KCH&id=2338926_87856553



PhD admissions announced

Karachi University has announced the admission schedule for PhD and MPhil. The admission forms can be submitted till the 5th of May. The forms can be downloaded from the university website www.uok.edu.pk.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-03&edition=KCH&id=2338929_18056248


Superintendent suspended on absentia

The center superintendent was suspended due to his absentia from the examination center during the intermediate examination of the higher secondary education board Karachi. A writer of the blind candidate was also changed due to being of higher age.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-03&edition=KCH&id=2338942_43182160





Law and Education by ‘Shah Khalid’

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has failed to develop a consensus on legislation that would ensure smooth functioning of universities. First, the KP Universities Act-2012 was passed by the provincial assembly that was amended in 2015. Recently, the KP governor has issued an ordinance ‘the KP Universities (amended) Ordinance-2016’.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/117066-Law-and-education


Studying rights by ‘Sajjad Ahmed Kalhoro’

This refers to the letter, ‘Knowing the law’ (April 28) by Hashim Abro. One agrees with the writer’s point of view. The main reason for this state of unawareness is that the dissemination exercise of fundamental rights is largely done through seminars arranged in grand hotels that are out of the reach of a common man.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/117064-Studying-rights


Faulty Question Papers by ‘Fida Zaman’

I am a student of FA and recently when I went for taking exam, I received question paper, which shocked me because I found more than 12 spelling and grammar mistakes in Balochi paper in ongoing annual examinations. These mistakes brought troubles for students.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/03/faulty-question-papers/


Noshki College By ‘Liaqat Saleh’

Noshki is one of the backward districts of Balochistan. However, it has one intermediate collage, which unfortunately lacks basic facilities. It was built in 1974 and the college building as well its hostel is in a dilapidated condition. Due to this students are facing many problems.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/03/noshki-college/


Children in Balochistan are being deprived of their Fundamental Rights

The quality of education and health conditions of children determine whether they will be an asset or dead weight for the state. And it is the responsibility of the state to protect basic rights of children. At the moment, in Pakistan, children are in the most vulnerable position. Due to a lack of interest and will of the state machinery, they experience crises in all provinces.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/blogs/03-May-2016/children-in-balochistan-are-being-deprived-of-their-fundamental-rights


Education sector, a business

There was a time one villages and towns are bereft of educational institutes then there was a time of Private institutes and Government institutes were merely a name. Educational quality was destroyed. Private institutes started business on the name of education and their only mean was to earn profit instead of imparting quality education.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-05-03/page-4/detail-7


Quality education By Yusuf Abbasi

Purpose of quality education and students hard work can be seen through their exams results but the thing is for quality education which institute can be selected. It is the responsibility of institutes to give education tow students according to their standard and with education they must focus on the character building because this is the most important thing for the progress of nation.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103493429&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160503


Letters to the editor


Cramming and Constructivism

Sir: Barring a few schools, all our educational institutions promote the contemptuous culture of cramming and plagiarism instead of inspiring imagination for creativity and constructivism. Reason behind this growing dismal state of affairs in our educational and training academies is largely the casual appointment of administrative staff at these places.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/letters/03-May-16/cramming-and-constructivism


Puzzling exams 

Sir: Balochistan government has once again failed in maintaining law and order in its education sector. Sadly, the examination halls in our cities are functioning without any electric fans in this brutal summer Absence of desks has further made the examination session even more challenging. Many students were seen attempting their papers while sitting on the floor. I urge the authorities to spur to action urgently.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/letters/03-May-16/puzzling-exams