11 Feb 2016

National Press:

*Khyber Pakhtunkhwa*

*Winter camp activities begin in lower Dir schools*

Winter camp activities began in the government high and higher secondary schools here on Wednesday, which would continue until Feb 23. The activities include declamation contests, art and cultural workshops, educational projects and games, sources in the local education department told Dawn.

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*Kohat schools asked to follow security plan*


Deputy Commissioner Zahir Shah Mohmand has given a stern warning to all the government schools in the district to make necessary security arrangements according to the official safety plan otherwise action will be taken against the principals.


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*Lack of training for Education Department’s Officials*


Five years back 25 crore rupees had been allocated for training of officials of education department. But they have not received any training before.


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*Distribution of books*


Winter Package and books have been distributed amongst the needy children under Street Children Program by Al-Khidmat Foundation. The participants consented that it was the responsibility of rich people to provide education facilities to the needy children.


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*Old system of examination restored*


Provincial government has suddenly reversed its policy of conducting the Grade 5 exams under the aegis of NTS. Now the exams will be conducted under the old system. Students are facing difficulty in preparing for the new exam pattern.


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*Chairman HEC visits Swabi University*


A delegate of HEC visited Swabi University yesterday in the leadership of Chairman HEC. The delegate was briefed about the developmental works and academic activities of the university.


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*UET Peshawar announces B.Tech annual exam result*


University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Peshawar has announced the result of Third and Final year B.Tech Annual Examination 2014. The Controller of Examination, UET Peshawar announced the result on Wednesday.

As per the result of B.Tech Third year, 33 students appeared in the Civil Technology, out of which, 21 passed the exam. The pass percentage was 63.63 percent.


Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=288821




*Varsities’ Syndicates lose role in removal of Vcs*


The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has made drastic changes to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Universities Act, 2012, doing away with the role of the syndicates of the public sector universities in the removal of vice-chancellors.


Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1238758




*Attack aftermath: Development work halted at Bacha Khan University*


All development projects at Bacha Khan University, Charsadda were halted with immediate effect as the varsity still awaits security clearance to reopen. BKU Spokesperson Saeed Khan Khalil told *The Express Tribune* on Wednesday DPO Sohail Khalid will visit the university on February 12 to check security arrangements after which the management will decide whether or not to reopen the university.


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*Education awareness movement*


Pashtunkhwa Students Organization’s office bearers have claimed in a press briefing that thousands of children got enrolled in schools as a result of PSO’s education awareness movement.


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*Girls deprived of basic facilities*


Girls of Govt. Girls High School Khokhra are facing difficulties because of lack of boundary wall and toilet facility. Local residents are thinking to protest against this lack of facilities.


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*DDO inspects academic institutes*


DDO Mirpur inspected academic institutes to take stock of various measures of improvement in education standards. He was of the view that AJK govt.

has resolved to promote education in the state.


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*Schools await reconstruction*


461 schools got dilapidated during the earth quake. They have not been reconstructed and renovated yet. 167 schools have not even been made part of any new project.


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*Mock terror exercise in MUST*


Mock terror exercises were held in Mirpur University of Science and Technology. Staff and female and male students took part in the exercises.


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*Plea challenging govt’s decision against school fee increase adjourned*


The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday adjourned a plea challenging federal government’s decision to stop private schools from increasing fees in the current academic year, till February 11. A single bench headed by Justice Aamer Farooq heard the petition in which the petitioner’s counsel concluded his arguments.


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*School children gather wood*


Due to lowering of temperatures and increased demand for woods, children have to carry the woods after their school time back to homes.


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*Govt. should avoid from taking action against private schools*


Office bearers of Private Schools Association held an emergency press conference here on Wednesday. They plead the government to avoid from taking action against the private schools.


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*Admissions in AIOU*


AIOU has started admissions in five different Post graduate diploma programs. Those include Education Planning and Management, Mass communication, English, Computer Science and Early child education.


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*Education Minsters’ conference in Islamabad*


A meeting of education ministers of the provinces was held tomorrow in HEC under the chairmanship of Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry. All the participants vowed to work harder for the improvement in quality of education.


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*Winners of outstanding Cambridge learner awards announced*


To celebrate the outstanding academic achievements of secondary school learners in Pakistan in the June and November 2015 Cambridge examination series, the Cambridge International Examinations on Wednesday announced the winners of the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards.


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*International social sciences conference on 24th*


Inter-University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences (IUCPSS) will organise International Social Sciences conference on February 24 here at Pak China Friendship Center. IUCPSS spokesman Mutaza Noor said that a large number of academicians, diplomats, government officials, representatives of civil society, media, researchers, faculty and students will attend the expo.


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*AIOU to conduct research on late Urdu writer’s work*


The department of Urdu, Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), will conduct a PhD level research on the life of the leading Urdu Writer Intizar Hussain to promote academic knowledge of the students about the people who achieved distinction in their respective fields.


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*Nine new chapters to be added to 2009 education policy*


A review committee has proposed amendments to the National Education Policy

(NEP) 2009, recommending adding nine new chapters to it, which would also cover Deeni Madarris, information technology and use of information and communication technology in educational institutions and Libraries.


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*Regulation: Committees formed to register private schools



Education Executive District Officer Bashir Ahmad Zahid Goraya has constituted 26 committees to register all private schools in Faisalabad. A spokesperson of the Education Department said on Wednesday that each committee would have seven members.


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*Action against child labor on workshops and hotels*


After reigning in the brick kilns now the Punjab government is going to take action against the child labor on workshops and hotels. Till now

28,600 children have been admitted to schools in the move to admit child labor of brick kilns to schools. An AEO and a headmaster have also been suspended for non-compliance with the government’s instructions.


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*PEF meeting reviews progress on educational programs*


The weekly coordination meeting of high officials of Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) was held on Wednesday with Managing Director Tariq Mahmood in the chair. Besides Program Directors, DMD (Ops.) Tariq Rafiq also attended the meeting.  The meeting discussed in detail the pace of progress on different free educational programs espoused by the foundation and expressed the hope that this would benefit the low income families who have sent their children to PEF sponsored schools.


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*Cash awards for students*


Cash awards amounting to Rs 350, 000 distribution ceremony was held in the honour of 20 exceptional students of Rangers public school Mandi Bahauddin who attained distinctive positions securing 90% and above marks in Federal Board Education Islamabad on Wednesday at the school lawn.


Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=288817




*Privatization conspiracy proved*


Office bearers of Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) have said in a joint statement that the integrity of teachers is being tarnished by declaring the failed students to be passed. This proves that education department is deliberately privatizing the schools.


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*Annual middle exams*


The annual middle exams have begun in all over the Punjab. 38,000 students are appearing in the exam and 245 examination centers have been made for the exam.


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*Matric exams to begin on March 1*


Annual matriculation examination of Class-X of Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education will begin on March 1. According to the board, the examination will be held in morning and evening shifts at 8:30am and 2:30pm, respectively. Class-IX examination of the board will begin on March 17.


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*Incomplete construction of colleges*


PTI’s PMA has moved an adjournment motion against the delay in completion of construction of colleges in Dhoke Syedan. Minister for education will answer the motion.


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*Military personnel to train guards*


CDGR has decided to pursue X corps of Rawalpindi to engage military personnel for training of teaching and non-teaching staff of schools and colleges.


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*Rumors of terror strike create scare*


Fear gripped the residents of twin cities when they learnt about the news about firing between police and armed men near Government Wiqar-un-Nisa College for Women on Tuesday. The security guard of the college shot at an alleged car thief at the main gate of the academic institution as he tried to enter the premises leaving the car on the road.


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*Is there any need to revive NCC training?*


Incident of firing outside the girls collage has urged the need to revive National Cadet Corps (NCC) training in colleges and universities as it can help minimize losses in emergency situations. Students feel helpless in emergency situations as on Wednesday a panic sparked after the rumor of terrorist's attack on the college in Rawalpindi.


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*Civil Defence Training in Govt. college of Home Economics*


Civil Defence training was held in Govt. College of Home Economics yesterday. Liaqat Ali, Commandant Civil Defence gave the lecture on the training. Govt. Degree College also held emergency training.


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*HEC team visits PU*


A team of Higher Education Commission on Wednesday visited Punjab University to review the good governance and quality assurance proceedings at PU. These visits are being conducted in all the universities of Pakistan on the directives of Prime Minister’s initiative to review all the SOP’s & TOR’s in the universities.


Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/97421-HEC-team-visits-PU






*DGPR lecture at PU*


There is a dire need of public relation experts to dispel negative propaganda against Pakistan on international stage, said Punjab Director Public Relations Raja Jahangir Anwar while delivering a special lecture at Institute of Communication Studies, Punjab University on Wednesday.


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*Lack of facilities: Students demands PMDC registration*


Scores of students of the Dera Ghazi Khan Medical College set up a protest camp in front of the college on Wednesday to protest against the provincial government. They said that the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council had refused to register their college because it did not fulfil certain requirements and they would not be able to get house jobs after graduation.


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*Students explore career paths at dawn education expo*


The annual 13th Dawn Education Expo 2016 concluded at Faletti’s Hotel here on Wednesday. Like the first day, a large number of students from different educational institutions visited the expo on the second and last day and got information about their careers at the desks of local and foreign institutions.


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*CPLC sees ‘great deficiencies’ in schools’ security*


The Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) on Wednesday expressed its concern over ‘great deficiencies’ in security arrangements at educational institutions and urged school authorities to implement a comprehensive security plan.


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*Educated girls in Thar being given govt jobs: Jam Mehtab*


Provincial Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar said on Wednesday that the Sindh governmet was providing government jobs to educated girls in Thar and traditional midwives were being trained for safe deliveries of children. In first phase, 165 midwives have been trained for the purpose.


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*Review of security measures*


Special branch has begun to get security Performa’s filled by the school administrations. Analysis of already taken steps and the steps to be taken will be made in the light of findings of the reports.


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*Modern education, use of technology pivotal for uplift, says Dr. AQ Khan*


Modern education and utilisation of latest technology in the field of research plays a pivotal role for economic development. In today`s world, educational institutions are recognised due to quality research and academic activities associated with their faculty. This was said by renowned scientist, Dr Abdul Qadir Khan while addressing the 15th governing council meeting of the Dr. A.Q. Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering of University of Karachi (KIBGE) on Wednesday.


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*Amendments to Sindh University act ‘inappropriate’: KUTS*


The General Body of the Karachi University Teachers’ Society on Wednesday termed the amendments made in the Sindh University Act ‘uncalled for’ and ‘inappropriate’; appointments on varsity’s administrative posts made directly by the Chief Minister Secretariat unanimously denounced by teachers.


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*Urdu Paper in B.Com*


Head of KU’s Urdu department has given a new direction that the Urdu paper of B.com should not be set by a college teacher. Rather it should be set by university teacher. Similarly head examiner should also be from university.


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*Muslims lack behind in science and technology*


Adnan Badrani, Former PM of Jordan and current VC of Petra University, has said that the Muslims lack behind in science and technology. In Pakistan there are only 149 scientists per 1 million people as compared to the developed world’s average of 3000 scientists per 1 million people.


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*Teachers vow to resist ‘govt interference in KU’*


The Karachi University Teachers Society (Kuts) in its general body meeting held on Wednesday strongly criticised continued government interference in public sector universities through ‘illegal’ administrative appointments and resolved to resist any such intervention by the government in Karachi University (KU).


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*World Bank Chief’s interaction with IBA students*


An interaction between Pakistan’s university students and Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, took place Wednesday at the IBA City Campus. The event was streamed to 75 Pakistani universities and an international audience. This forum was a joint initiative of the World Bank and Government of Pakistan.


Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=288777








*Security of academic Institutes **By Zaheer Akhter Baidri*


After the recent attack on BKU a new wave of fears about the security of academic institutes has erupted. Parents are reluctant in sending their children to schools and colleges.


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*Literature for people everywhere **By Atle Hetland*


Today, I shall write about Pakistan’s important literature festivals and its efforts to reach out to readers and writers. I shall also be a bit nostalgic and tell a bit about my years in publishing when I was young, and the great privilege it was to work in that field. I shall reflect briefly on how we can make better use of modern media to involve groups of readers and writers.


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*Countering terrorism through education **By Mahrukh A Mughal*


TERRORISM is one of the biggest threats to the securing of Pakistan.

Pakistan’s participation in afghan war has plagued the country with terrorism. The so-called Jihad which was supported by Pakistan in the past has become another form of terrorism that is most wide spread now days.

Furthermore, after 9/11 attacks, when Pakistan entered war against terrorism, some of these sham Jihadist groups turned their guns against Pakistan. This violent phenomenon has become complex in nature due to multitude of causes.


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*Horse Saddle and Book Reading **By Dr. Hussain Ahmed Paracha*


The influx of crowd of youth and old people to the Lahore’s Literature festival is commendable. People of all age groups bought books in large stocks.


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*Difference between knowledge and education*


Life is the biggest university and experience is the most effective degree.  A person refines his perceptions through experience. There are many successful people who didn’t complete the formal education.


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*Letters to the Editor*




*NCC training*


We don’t need gibberish on security arrangements. Rather we need some substantial steps for addressing the security issue. We should restart the NCC training in schools.


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*Resources for skilled people*


CM Shehbaz Sharif has said that 2 million skilled human capital will be formed by the end of 2018. This announcement deserves appreciation. But the question is that whether necessary resources are being supplied for the formation of human capita.


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Regional Press:

*Khyber Pakhtunkhwa*




* Adhoc Lecturers protest, different political personalities show solidarity *


Peshawar:  The students & parents, headed by the MPA Fakhre Azam Wazir, hold a protest demonstration, while different political personalities showed their solidarity with them. The FATA MNA also joined their protest Camp.


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Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.2


Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 3




*Demand to establish a security plan for educational institutions*


Dargai: The provincial president, all private Education Net Work Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mr. Saleem Khan demanded from the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to prepare a security plan like a Punjab government and award the categories to the educational institutions. He said government put all the responsibility of the security on the shoulders of the private schools that is not acceptable to us.


Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=10




*Class 5th exams procedure problematic problem*


Peshawar:  The Department of Primary and Secondary Education KP take their decision back of taking 5th Grade Examinations through NTS, while allowing all the Boards to take the exams from Grade 5th, and the third circular said the old exam procedure will be adopted in the next coming exams.


Complete Story: Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No. 3




*No acceptance of musical classes in educational institutions: Qari Adnan*


Timer Garha: In the province educational institutions, dance and music classes starting program is the western agenda and we protest against this.

These views were shared by the Ex- Provincial President, Jamia Tulaba Islam, Mr. Qari Adnan during the Press Conference in Termer Garaha, focusing on organizing campaign for an equal education system in the province.


Complete Story:  http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx




*No compromise on security of educational institutions: DC Kohat*


Kohat: The Deputy Commissioner Kohat Zahir Shah Mohmand said that no never compromise on the security of the educational institutions. To protect the educational institutions, all steps will be taken for necessary measures.


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*It is our responsibility to make successful school admission campaign: PSO*


District Quetta: PSO in central press release appealed public to make successful school admission campaign, stating that being a citizen it is their responsibility to admit 05 years of children in schools. The Door to door admission campaign will be run in various district of Balochistan to aware the public about the importance of education and incline the parents to admit their children in school for their bright future.


Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-11-2016/Quetta/page2.asp




*Charging extra high fees for recruitments is the worst example of

nepotism: BSO Pachar*


District Quetta: The PSO Pachar stated that charging of extra high fees for the recruitments in Centre of excellence i.e. mineralogy department Balochistan University is the worst example of nepotism and keeping in darkness the Baloch nation. The University administration is busy in bestowing near and dears while meritorious aspirants are wondering for legitimate livelihood.


Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-11-2016/Quetta/page2.asp




*Teachers scarcity in Hazarah Society High School; students future is at



District Quetta: The Government Hazarah Society High School is facing the shortage of teachers; the student’s future is at risk. About 12 teachers were transferred from the school, but no one is appointed on these vacant situations. The school administration told the High officials several times but no one paid heed towards the issue.


Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-11-2016/Quetta/page3.asp




*Parents should admit 5years of children in schools: Essa Roshan*


District Quetta: The district chairman pashin, Mr. Essa Roshan and others appealed the public to admit their 05 year of childrens in schools. Because acquiring Education can only mitigate the ignorance and eradicate the poverty from society, urging public to admit children anyhow in schools because successful nations excelled through education in the world.


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*Parents should take part in admission campaign: Ibadullah Garsheen*


District Quetta: The Senior Educational Staff Association district Quetta president Mr. Syed Ibadullah Garsheen appealed every school of thought to take active part in admission campaign of Education department. He said it is responsibility of teachers to mobilize parents for admission of their children in schools.


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*Class 8 exams begin*


District Rahim Yar Khan: The examinations of Class 8 under the Punjab Examination Commission have begun throughout the Punjab Province.  The Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent at a Rahim Yar Khan Centre addressed the students and told them to study head, instead of relying on cheating.


Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 2




*EDO pays snap visit to examination centers to monitor security*


District Rahim Yar Khan: Mr. Aziz Ahmed Qureshi, EDO Rahim Yar Khan paid snap visits to Examination Centers at Boys and Girls High Schools of Jamaludding Wali, to monitor the security arrangements at the Centers.  He told the press that complete security arrangements had been made at all the examination centers.


Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 4




*Emergency exercises continue in schools/colleges*


District Rahim Yar Khan: Dr. Abdul Sattar Babar, District Emergency Officer Rahim told the press that training team of 1122 was providing training to the student and Staff of schools, colleges and Universities regarding tackling emergency situations.


Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 9




*Two persons arrested for trying to enter into Girls College*


District Dera Ghazi Khan: Two persons were arrested by police, who tried to enter into Girls College Taunsa Sharif.  These persons had a fake number plate of an MPA on their car.


Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 1




*Boys school without security, parents concerned *


District Bahawalpur: The Government Boys School Jhuggiwala is without any security arrangements and the parents are concerned about the security of their children.  They have appealed to the authorities to improve security at the said School.


Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 2








*School locked on not getting Job*


District Larkana: The Government Primary School, village Kajal Pur, has been locked by the plot owner, on not getting job in response to donating plot for the school building.


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*3 students injured due to tumbling of roof pieces *


District Jamshoro: Three students of class two, got injured due to collapsing of roof pieces, at Government Elementary school Ashiyana Park Thano Bola Khan.


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*Protest against shortage of basic facilities in school *


District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of village Adhal Mangneja held protest against the shortage of basic facilities of furniture, books and teachers in the school.


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Daily kawish, Page No. 11




*Furniture stolen from school *


District Jacobabad: The unidentified thieves took away furniture from the Government Primary School, village Bhaledio Abad city.


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*High school construction work left incomplete*


District Badin: The construction work of Government High School Bhudo Qambrani is left incomplete by the contractor. Even the previous work was started with substandard material.


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*Primary school dysfunctional since years*


District Dadu: The Government Primary School, village Suhri Khan Rodnani is dysfunctional, for the last eight months, due to carelessness of the Education Department. The students have been left without basic education.


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*Girls college construction work did not complete *


District Naushehro Feroz: The Construction work of Government Girl Degree College Pad Eden is left incomplete by the contractor, for the last five years.


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*Teachers protest against DEO*


District Sanghar: The Teachers of Higher Secondary Schools hold protest against the District Education Officer, alleging him of taking bribe and illegal collection from schools.


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*Hundreds of teachers deprived of salary *


District Dadu: The Blocked IDs of Hundreds of teachers from Dadu could not be restored. They are still deprived of salary.


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*Starting of movement against closure of more than 200 education institutes



District Ghotki: The Social and Civil parties have opined to start movement against the closure of two hundred schools in Pano Akil. The buildings have been occupied by the local animals and turned to sitting places of the landlords. The SMC budget is grabbed by the corrupt officers.


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*Need to work for education in rural area: CEO SEWA PAK*


District Naushehro Feroz: A program for inauguration of School building was organized, by Society for Environment and Welfare of Agrirance in Pakistan.

On the occasion, CEO of the organization, Mr. Nelson Robert said that schools are being established, while having the shortage in rural areas.


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*Primary school closed *


District Dadu: The Government Primary School, village Sojhiro Bhand is dysfunctional, for the last four years, due to noncompliance of education authorities.


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*Teachers on roads against stoppage of salary *


District Jamshoro: The NTS pass teachers came on roads, against nonpayment of salary, for the last eight months.


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*Vocational school did not open*


District Qamber Shahdadkot: The Vocational Training School Sijawal Junejo did not open, after passing 28 years. The Higher authorities are silent to take any notice.


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