UOP students travel to Nowshera dail to attend classes
The students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (BS) programme of the botany department of the University of Peshawar have demanded that their classes be held on the main campus instead of the far-flung research Centre in Nowshera district.
Nation’s success linked to pursuit of education: governor
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan has said that measures have been taken to develop health and education sectors and stressed that it is the pressing need of the hour to devise a comprehensive strategy so that the existing resources could be utilised at optimum level.
College student raped in Haripur
A college student was allegedly raped by two employees of Government Postgraduate Girls College Haripur on Thursday. An insider familiar with the matter told The Express Tribune, the student was pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Government Postgraduate Girls College Haripur. She lived at the institute’s hostel.
512 student graduate from Khyber Medical college
At least 512 students of Khyber Medical College (KMC)’s 2012 and 2013 academic sessions graduated on Thursday. The convocation ceremony was held at University of Peshawar’s convocation hall.
PHC restrains NAB from arresting AWKU VC
The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday restrained the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from arresting and harassing Abdul Wali Khan University’s Vice-Chancellor Dr Ihsan Ali in an inquiry concerning 700 appointments in the university.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/81060-PHC-restrains-NAB-from-arresting-AWKU-VC
Future of nation linked to educated youth
Former KP Governor Lt Gen (ret) Ali Muhammad Jan Orakzai has said that Islamia College Peshawar has played historic role in preparing the ambitious youth for playing their role in national development. The academic journey of Islamia College spans over a century. The future of our nation lies on the shoulders of educated and talented youth.
Exploiters of education sector must be held accountable
Advisor to Chief Minister KP for Special Education, Arshad Umarzai has said that in order to tackle contemporary challenges and capacity building of youth, we shall have to do introduce amendments in current laws and regulations related to technical education.
Closed schools re-opened in Peshawar
With the efforts of DC Peshawar, Govt. Girls Primary School Matni 1 has been reopened after a long gap of 25 years. Similarly, Govt. Primary School Sheen Darang and Govt. Primary School Talab Korona have been reopened after 12 years.
Delay in curriculum for blind students
The project of provision of Braille curriculum to blind students has been delayed. Over 750 million rupees of the project funds have been lapsed. The students are facing difficulties in meeting their academic needs.
Teachers of Khyber Agency showed their solidarity towards All Teachers Association by protesting Bab e Khyber. They said that the protest will continue unless the issue of up-gradation is resolved.
BSO is Guiding Baloch Students
Spokesperson of Baloch Students Organization (Pujaar) has said that the ideological leadership of Balochistan is busy in regulating the ideological struggle of Baloch students. BSO is guiding the students to free themselves from any sort of ethnic or regional biases.
Efforts Needed for Eradicating Class Biases in Education System
While addressing the new entrants of Pashtunkhwah Students Organization, general secretary of PSO, Dost Muhammad Khan Loni said that serious efforts are needed to eradicate the class biases in education system of Pakistan.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-11-2015/Quetta/page2.asp
Nawaz Sharif unveils overhaul of Islamabad Schools, colleges
Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif today unveiled a comprehensive overhaul of the capital’s government schools and colleges and pledged major investment in teacher training and building improvements.
RAC pays tributes to APS Martyrs
The photographs of the APS martyrs have been displayed at Rawalpindi Arts Council to pay them rich tributes. More than 200 photographs of students, school staff, army personnel and operation Zarb-e-Azb would be showcased till December 16.
Funds okayed for daily wagers’ salaries
Finally, the finance ministry allocated Rs140 million yesterday for the payment of salaries to daily-wage staff of schools and colleges protesting for the last 24 days for wages and regularisation of services.
US underscores commitment to education in Pakistan
US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Pakistani students and teachers who participated in educational programmes funded by the US State Department and the US Agency for International Development on Thursday. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed hosted the event.
Intel, USAID to promote quality training for teachers
Intel Pakistan and USAID Pakistan Reading Project (PRP) is going to collaborate for better access to and enhanced quality of education in the lesser-developed regions of Pakistan. Intel Pakistan has undertaken the task of training for at least 100 master trainers for USAID PRP to enhance their competencies in the effective use of Islamabad Capital territory (ICT) in school education, literacy and daily life through Intel Education Initiative.
HEC to fund 125 Ph.D. Scholarship in US
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Pakistani students and teachers who participated in educational programs funded by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development on December 10, 2015 at a town hall meeting hosted by the Chairman of the Pakistan Higher Education Commission, Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed.
ICCI calls for more commerce colleges for girls
Females were half of the country’s population and government must take positive measures for their economic empowerment so that they could play more effective role in nation building and economic development of the country, observed Atif Ikram Sheikh, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry while speaking as Chief Guest at the Investiture Ceremony of Students Council of Islamabad Model College of Commerce for Girls, F-10/3, Islamabad.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=282022
Govt. to introduce uniform education system in country
Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Engr Muhammad Baligh Ur Rahman and Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal jointly chaired the one day consultative workshop on curriculum reforms today.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=282020
AIOU to facilitate prisoners study
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will provide educational facilities to the prisoners in jail. Free education would be provided to the prisoners in jails. Sources told APP that Vice Chancellor Dr Shahid Siddiqui is taking keen interest in the promotion of education system being extended by qualified and experienced staff of the varsity.
AIOU to change its result marking system into GPA
The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will convert its academic result marking system into Grade Point Average (GPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) in order to facilitate students in pursuing their future career.
Policy for federal govt. academic institutes
Federal Directorate of Education has prepared a new policy for improvement of schools, provision of facilities and ensuring teachers’ attendance. Prime Minister has given special instructions to FED for proposing a reforms package for the federal capital’s institutes.
Improvement of Technical Training Institutes is the top most priority
Executive Director NAVTEC, Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema has said that it is his top priority to improve the quality of training and of training institutes. The scope of educational and technical training will be widened to enhance the creative skills of youth and provide them with employment opportunities.
Workshop in AIOU
A three day scientific workshop will be held by Physics department in Allam Iqbal Open University’s Science Complex by physics department from today.
Disbursement of Salaries to Daily Wagers
140 million rupees have been disbursed to CADD for payment of salaries to daily wage employees of Federal Directorate of Education schools.
Court bars HEC notifying new Punjab University VC
The Lahore High Court yesterday restrained the Higher Education Department from issuing notification of appointment of Punjab University Vice Chancellor till final decision, seeking reply by Dec 15.
Awareness seminar on women status
An awareness seminar was arranged by Punjab Commission on the Status of Women at Lahore College for Women University in connection with the 16-day campaign against gender-based violence.
8th Convocation of IUB: Governor reminds youth of national obligation
Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana has said that the youth should possess the purpose of serving their nation and the nation has complete trust in its abilities of young generation. Addressing the 8th convocation of Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB), he said the present government is striving for the development of higher education sector and in this age of globalisation, this sector should get education-based economy.
GCU pay tributes to APS martyrs
The young artists of Government College University (GCU) Fine Arts Department relived the painful and heartrending memories of terrorist attack on Army Public School (APS), Peshawar through their artwork at the poster exhibition opened on Thursday at the university’s Minhas Art Gallery.
CM Shehbaz gifts four luxurious buses to students of medical college
Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique has said that Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has taken concrete step for the promotion of medical education and development of health sector in the province.
Extra security for schools after threats
Educational institutions are on threat alerts and a security strategy has been devised in a meeting with schools’ heads of Multan division and security agencies.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1225566
Decision for restarting Rationalization Policy in schools
Punjab government has decided to restart the rationalization (down-sizing) policy in Punjab’s schools. Through this policy all those primary, middle and secondary schools will be closed which have students enrollment less than the government’s benchmark. The students of such schools will be adjusted in the nearby schools.
855 million to be spent upon health and education in Rawalpindi
Out of 855 million to be spent upon health and education in Rawalpindi, 409.909 million rupees will be spent upon government schools. 461 new schemes have been approved. Repair and maintenance of 103 dangerous schools will also be conducted to avoid any untoward incident in the future.
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Security audit of schools
Rawalpindi’s administration has decided to conduct security audit of private and public schools in order to inspect their security arrangements.
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Seminar in Punjab University
Department of Research and Education Elementary Education conducted a seminar on ‘My Teacher’. The speakers shed light upon the role of a teacher in successful life and character building of their students.
Awareness seminar in Lahore College for Women University
Punjab Commission for women held an awareness seminar as a part of 16 days movement against gender violence in LCWU. The speakers were of the view that due to government’s efforts, present day woman feels more independent and is more willing to play her role in national development.
Vacant posts of teachers in government schools
Senior leaders and office bearers of Head Masters Association Punjab have said that there are many vacant posts of head masters, teachers, peons and sweepers in government schools. Government should recruit new teachers on those posts.
Air chief unveils plaque of TST academic campus
The foundation laying ceremony of TST (Topian Spirit Trust) Academic Campus was held at Rashida bad, on Thursday. Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman unveiled the plaque of TST Academic Campus. Upon his arrival, Rashid Memorial Welfare Organisation (RMWO) Executive Director Air Commodore (r) Shabbir Ahmed, TST President Air Marshal (r) Rashid Kaleen and Sargodha Spirit Trust (SST) Principal Commodore Nayyar Q Khawaja (r) received the air chief.
Roof caves in injuring students
Children, including boys and girl’s students of a local madrassah (religious school), received varied degrees of injuries as the roof of their class caved in here on Thursday. The school known as Umar Farooq Madrassah located at Zarina Colony off Shah Nawaz Bhutto Colony in North Nazimabad area was said to be under construction.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=282028
KU entry tests for bachelors morning programme
University of Karachi (UoK) Director Admissions Prof. Dr Khalid Iraqi has notified the schedule of the Entry Based Bachelors Program Admissions 2016 under NTS that will be held on Sunday Dec 13, 2015.Candidates are instructed to attend the entry test otherwise they will not be considered for the admissions. Admission Test has been divided into 8 groups.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=282031
Arrests of teachers in Punjab slammed
Teachers in a meeting held on Thursday at Karachi University (KU) expressed their strong concern over the arrests of their colleagues in other parts of the country and demanded that the government bring the actions of law enforcement agencies within the ambit of law.
Daud University Decides to Educate KP and Punjab Students through Exchange Program
Dadu University has decided to alter the formula for providing the free education opportunity to Punjab and KP students. Previously, admissions were granted upon recommendations from Punjab and KP governments. But now, admissions will be granted upon the basis of exchange program.
KMC teachers deprived of salaries
1200 teachers of KMC Education Department have been kept deprived of their salaries since August. It has become very difficult for them to make both ends meet given no other source of income.
Workshop in NED University
Ghazi Education System organized a workshop on road safety, golden hour, traffic accidents and their prevention in engineering department of NED University.
26 data centers of Sindh Education Management
Reform Support Unit of Sindh Government’s Department for Education and Literacy held a consultative workshop on Pakistan Education Atlas 2016 in collaboration with World Food Program. The workshop was held to give final shape to Pakistan Education Atlas 2016. It was revealed that currently 26 data centers are working under Sindh Education Management.
As we all know, nowadays everyone is in pursuit of acquiring excellent education with the highest degree of qualification. We see status and position of a person as a representation of him, what we do not see is how that individual’s personality is. In pursuit of education, everyone is forgetting moral values and this has become an infection among people which is spreading rapidly.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=282012
Girls’ education in rural sindh
An educated girl is a change maker. But unfortunately in rural areas of Sindh girls are still deprived of education. In these areas, girls cannot complete their education because of practices of early marriages, which is a big issue in rural Sindh. Another reason is that mostly the parents are uneducated; they do not support their daughters in their studies. They have no idea about the importance of girls’ education. The girls’ education can play a vital role in the society.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=282009
Students hold protest in favor of teachers
Peshawar: Students and parents under the leadership of MPA Mr. Fakhre Azam Wazir, held a protest demonstration in favor of the demands of teachers.
Delay in up gradation, Chairman Development Committee shows displeasure
Peshawar: Chairman District Development Committee, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah expressed his displeasure over the delay in the up-gradation of various girls’ and boys’ schools and the delay in construction work of schools buildings.
Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=10
Protest warning against show cause notice
Mardan: A meeting of All Employees Coordination was held under the president ship of Mr. Siraj Muhammad. The participants condemned the act of DEO Mardan of issuing show cause notices to 69 teachers and declared the act illegal.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 2
Incompetent teachers disqualified from services
Pabbi: The District Education Officer, Nowshera, Mr. Haji Nisar Muhammad, sacked three teachers on account of absenteeism.
Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx
School monitoring system victim of favoritism
Swabi: Watchman, Mr. Gulzar Akbar, resident of Thandakoi Swabi, said that the school monitoring system is victim of favoritism.
Complete Story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 3
School restored after 25 years
Peshawar: Through the concerted efforts of the Deputy Commissioner, Government Girls Primary School Shin Warang has been restored after the long period of 25 years.
Complete Story: Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 2
Shortage of teachers in school
Matta: The Neighbourhood Council Matta along with Nazim Saeed Ahmad Khan and other councilors visited Bodigram Government Girl’s Primary School. They found only one teacher teaching all students from grade 1 till 5. The councilor expressed his agitation over the issue.
Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/100/akhbar-e-khyber/page/4
Most of government schools deprived of basic facilities
District Lasbela: GTA Lasbela Press Secretary, Mr. Comrade Abdul Ghani said most of the government schools are deprived of basic facilities of potable water, furniture, text books, electricity and boundary wall.
No Teachers in school
District Gawadar: Mulla Muhammad Chhip Primary School Nigore is deprived of teachers and the school building is in a dilapidated condition.
Education Officer persistently absent
District Khuzdar: The Divisional Vice President, GTA, Mr. Abdul Samad Umrani, Press Secretary Mr. Muhammad Ramzan and others said in a joint statement that the Education Officer (female) has been absent since the day of her appointment till today. Female teachers are suffering at the hand of the Education Officer’s absenteeism.
PSO demands eradication of diparate education system
District Quetta: Pashtoonkhuwa Student Organization officials speaking to the newly inducted students in PSO Balochistan University unit said that we have to collectively struggle for the eradication of disparities in education system which is a need of the time and a road to success.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-11-2015/Quetta/page2.asp
Modern needs can be met through quality education: Chairman Textbook Board
District Quetta: Chairman Textbook Board Mr. Abdul Qayoom said nations who focus on education are successful in the modern age of science and technology during his address in a prize distribution ceremony of a public school. He said that the sole way to succeed in this age is to implement quality education system throughout the country. He added that the text should be designed according to modern trends in research.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-11-2015/Quetta/page3.asp
Private school bill is injustice with students: Jahanzaib Jamaldeni
District Jafferabad: Balochistan National Party Secretary General and Senator Mr. Jahanzaib Jamaldeni said government schools in Balochistan are on the brink of collapse. He said that the education bill regarding private schools is an act of injustice with underprivileged students as it deprives them of their right to education. He said injustice with private educational institutions will not be tolerated at any cost.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-11-2015/Quetta/page12.asp
Government tells public and private schools to submit security details
District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab Government has asked the public and private schools to resubmit the details of their security arrangement. A new performa has been issued to all the schools in this regard.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-11/page-02
Government school being used as a marriage hall
District Mirpur Mathelo: The Government Primary School Moosa Labana, Mirpur Mathelo is being used as a marriage hall.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 03
Teachers upset about forced deduction in salaries
District Muzaffargarh: The teachers of Tehsil Jatoi are very upset due to the forced deduction in salaries for being absent. In certain cases, the entire basic pay of teachers was not paid while in others, the salaries were deducted on account of student absenteeism. Teachers have protested against this act of injustice by the authorities of the Education Department.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 09
Unhealthy food items sold outside schools
District Bahawalpur: Unhealthy food items are being sold outside many schools of Bahawalpur including Abbasia School, Alfarooq School, and several other schools.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 03
Several schools used as cattle farms
District Bahawalpur: Several schools of Chak No.17/DNB, 20/DNB and 112/DNB along with others were constructed incurring costs worth millions of rupees but no teachers have been appointed since construction rendering the schools non-functional.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 11
No land for Home Economics College in constituency of Federal Education Minister
District Bahawalpur: The Education Department is not able to find a piece of land for a Home Economics College to be constructed in the constituency of Federal Education Minister Engineer Baleeghur Rahman. A grant of 17.8 million rupees was sanctioned for the said college, but the authorities were not able to find a suitable piece of land and the grant was held off. This year, the government has sanctioned a grant of 7.5 million rupees which is likely to be held off again owing to the non-availability of land.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 03
Corporal punishment to a student
District Larkana: The primary teacher beat a student of fifth class in Government Primary School Taluka Rato Dero for not doing homework. The parents protested against the teachers demanding action against the teacher.
Other cadre teachers continue protests
District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre continued protest over nonpayment of salaries.
Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130339650&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151211
Protest against deteriorating condition of school
District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of Government Primary School, village Haji Abdul Rahim Kheskheli, protested against the dilapidated condition of the school and demanded its repair.
Students deprived of education due to closure of school
District Dadu: The Government Primary School, village Chidi Rustamani, near Kacho, has been nonfunctional for the last six years, jeopardizing the future of more than 200 students.
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NTS teachers protest against nonpayment of salaries
District Dadu: More than fifteen NTS pass teachers, from Taluka Mehar, protested over nonpayment of salaries for the last ten months.
Protests by lower staff of education staff
District Jacobabad: The lower staff of Education Department, District Jacobabad, protested against the Secretary Education, A.G Sindh and DEO Elementary, alleging that the Education Officer Jacobabad, Mr. Mushtaq Sadhayo, sent a list of 480 lower staff declaring them to be appointed illegally.
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