11 September 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Girls’ enrolment in rural areas termed a challenge

Teachers and education department officials at the launching ceremony of a campaign to increase enrolment have said that they expect enrolment of a big number of children in schools with special focus on girls in Swat. The ceremony was organised at Government Girls High School No 2, Saidu Sharif, on Thursday by the provincial education department in collaboration with Alif Ailaan, Innovative Youth Forum, NCHD and Aurat Foundation.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=11_09_2015_007_008



Japanese envoy inaugurates girls’ school in Mansehra

Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan Hiroshi Inomata on Thursday inaugurated a middle school for girls in Kawai village of Mansehra District. The school was built with the financial support of $115,733 provided by the government of Japan to the Kaghan Memorial Trust, which is a non-governmental organisation working in the education sector. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-11/page-3/detail-10



Seven PkSF activists booked

The police have registered a case against seven activists of the Pakhtun Students Federation (PkSF), a student wing of the Awami National Party (ANP), after they allegedly entered the postgraduate college and fired shots into the air.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-339611-Seven-PkSF-activists-booked


Students threaten to padlock colleges

Brushing aside allegations of hooliganism and showing disrespect to administration bigwigs, students of Bannu Postgraduate College have threatened to padlock all schools and colleges of the district if the management does not reopen the institute within 24 hours. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/954594/in-protest-students-threaten-to-padlock-colleges/




Public concern about health, education goes up in Balochistan, says SAT

The initiative, titled “Public Participation for Good Governance and Accountability in Balochistan” started by Individualland Pakistan in March 2014 with the intention of sensitizing the citizens of 13 districts of Balochistan regarding their respective districts budget allocation in the areas of health, education, infrastructure, law and order and women development.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/11-Sep-2015/public-concern-about-health-education-goes-up-in-balochistan-says-sat


Poor intermediate results

Poor results of Intermediate exams administered by the Board of Secondary education have created despair among the students and their parents who are urging the Board for re-evaluation.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-11-2015/quetta/page3.asp


The land donation to schools by Akhtar Mengal

The Head of Balochistan National Party, Sardar Akhtar Mengal, during a seminar at Balochistan University, announced that following a consultation with his colleagues, he is willing to donate land for schools and colleges in Balochistan.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103061623&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150911


College visit by District Chairman

District Chairman Loralai visited Elementary College in Loralai and discussed issues such as repair and maintenance, availability of drinking water etc. with the college principal.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103061685&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150911


Governments’ will to improve education

The member Provincial Assembly Quetta, Manzoor Ahmed Kakar, stated that education is the right of every child. The government of Balochistan has allocated a significant portion of its budget for the purpose of education which represents its commitment to making education a priority.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103061325&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150911




Madrassa registration

In a meeting chaired by Deputy Commissioner Kotli, it has been decided to register madrassas within next 15 days.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-09-11&edition=ISL&id=1883403_87489021


Security for the schools

The owners of private schools met with the President All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association to discuss security issues of the schools.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103062294&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150911




Ministry seeks scholarship applications from minority students

Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has asked the deserving minority students to submit applications for scholarships before October 8. Orphans, destitute, needy and poor minority students, having good educational record are eligible for scholarships for the financial year 2015-16, a ministry official said on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-11/page-13/detail-7


Malala appears on America`s popular TV show

Pakistan`s celebrated education activist Malala Yusufzai appeared on America`s popular TV show `The Ellen DeGeneres Show` and talked about her struggle for children`s right to get education, winning the Nobel Peace Prize and about her father who gave her full freedom `to fly as high as I can`.

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Head of School Services Asia Pacific visits Roots Int’l Schools

Head of School Services Asia Pacific at International Baccalaureate Organisation Kevin House visited Roots International Schools Wellington Campus, Islamabad yesterday. During his visit, Kevin House met with the school leadership, faculty, and management and IB students at Wellington Campus.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/11-Sep-2015/head-of-school-services-asia-pacific-visits-roots-int-l-schools


Gandhara University

Chief Minister Punjab and Chowdhry Nisar Ali Khan are establishing Gandhara University at Taxila. A standing committee headed by Siddiq Alfarooq has been established at National Assembly for  oversight of the project.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-09-11/page-4


AIOU sets up facilitation lounge

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has set up a ‘Facilitation Lounge’ for its retired employees for the purpose of occasional sittings and get-togethers. The facilitation center has been named as ‘Welcome Home Lounge.'

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-339518-AIOU-sets-up-facilitation-lounge



PMDC moves against `quack` professor

The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) on Thursday registered a First Information Report (FIR) against a medical college after it received an application from the college, accompanied by forged documents, for the accreditation of a teacher.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=11_09_2015_004_005




‘290,000 children out of school in Lahore’

As many as 290,000 children between the age of five and 16 are out-of-school in Lahore, Alif Ailaan (AA) coordinator Umair Asif said on Thursday. Asif shared the data at the Lahore Education Conference 2015 at the University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore. Alif Ailaan had organised the conference in collaboration with the Kafka Welfare Organisation.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/954728/education-conference-290000-children-out-of-school-in-lahore/


Dengue spray sends 120 students to hospital

As many as 120 students of Government Girls High School, Jand fell unconscious when the administration started dengue spray on the school premises.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-39587-Dengue-spray-sends-120-students-to-hospital







Females falling behind in development

Females are not receiving an education equivalent in terms of quality to that received by females in almost 60% of the countries across the world. Consequently, they are falling behind in other development areas.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-11-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=625.gif


Recruiting head masters

School Education Department has decided to recruit 400 head masters who will be selected by by Punjab Public Service Commission. However, currently, there are a total of 800 positions vacant for head masters in Punjab.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-11/page-2/detail-4


Equal education till intermediate

The President Federal Council of Tehreek Minhaj-ul-Quran, Dr. Hussain Muhaiy-ul-Din said while addressing a scholarship distribution ceremony that education at least till intermediate level must be same for all.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-09-11&edition=LHR&id=1884787_44480191


Poor infrastructure

Government Muslim Model high School No 2, Lahore, has poor infrastructural conditions. The education department remains neglectful of the situation. A local NGO foundation for rural development is working to support the school.
Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/11-09-2015/p2/story.aspx?param=lead.jpg


8-year-old suffers burns while 'boiling eggs for schoolteacher'

A man claims his 8-year-old son has been burnt while being forced by his teacher to boil eggs at a government school in Bhakkar District of Punjab province.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-196969-8-year-old-suffers-burns-while-boiling-eggs-for-schoolteacher


Expelling 68 protesting teachers

Government of Punjab is exploiting the PEDA Act against protesting teachers’ leaders and has dismissed them for violating government rules.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-11-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=41.gif


Minhaj-ul-Quran Schools are providing quality education

President Federal Council of Minhaj-ul-Quran, Dr. Husssain Mohiuddin said that about 150 thousand children are enrolled in 630 schools. He claimed that Minhaj-ul-Quran is providing free and high quality education to its students.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-11/page-12/detail-1 


GCU denies veil-wearing woman`s allegations

The Government College University (GCU), Lahore, told the Lahore High Court on Thursday that it did not deny admission to a woman for wearing veil. In a written reply, Management Science Department Director Najaf Yawar and member of the interview committee Assistant Professor Immad Upal denied the charges of petitioner Mehreen Shafaq against the institution.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=11_09_2015_177_010






Students urged to concentrate on studies

Chief Executive of Rawalpindi College of Commerce Pirzada Rahat Qadoosi stated that youth is a builder of nation; urging them to concentrate on their studies. Pirzada Rahat Qadoosi expressed these views while addressing the annual ceremony of prize distribution at the Jinnah institute in Rawalpindi.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/11-Sep-2015/students-urged-to-concentrate-on-studies


UAF helps resolve MPA-student dispute

After pursuing a case for a fortnight, ruling party MPA Tahir Jameel and the family of police torture victim Sheraz Nawaz have `reached an understanding`. The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) higher-ups have acted as a mediator between the two parties as Sheraz`s father Dr Haq Nawaz is director graduate studies at the institute.

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Civil servants visit UCP

A group of senior civil servants who participated in National Management Course, recently visited University of Central Punjab. The team held discussions with the pro-rector, deans and senior officers of the university. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/business/11-Sep-2015/civil-servants-visit-ucp


Affiliation of Cooperative Training Institute with Agriculture University

Provincial Minister Cooperation Mr. M. Iqbal stated at a meeting that Cooperative Training Institute Faislabad is now affiliated with Agriculture University Fasialabad.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-11/page-9/detail-8



Agha Kashif Arshad Khan, Assistant Professor of a local university has successfully completed his PhD (Mathematics) thesis titled “Combinaturial Commutative Algebra” from a varsity in July 2015.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-339478-Distinction

Moot on dentistry begins today

The Institute for Advancement of Dental Sciences and Research (IADSR), in collaboration with University of Health Sciences (UHS), is organising a three-day international conference on evidence-based dentistry which will start from today (Friday).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-339481-Moot-on-dentistry-begins-today


Three PU scholars get PhD degrees

Punjab University (PU) has awarded PhD degrees to three scholars in different subjects. Meanwhile, a meeting of PU’s Advanced Studies and Research Board (AS&RB) was held on Thursday which approved nine PhD synopses and 11 evaluation reports.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-339488-Three-PU-scholars-get-PhD-degrees




Private schools directed to withdraw fee increase

Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui told the managements of private schools on Thursday to withdraw the fee increase they had announced for the ongoing academic year. The schools could not increase fees without taking permission from the government, he said.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-339456-Private-schools-told-to-withdraw-fee-increase








OUP launches ambitious programmes for child education

The Oxford University Press (OUP), on Thursday announced the launching of two innovative initiatives for children’s education in Pakistan, titled, The Oxford Big Read (OBR programme and the Oxford Quality Schools (OQS) program.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-339465-OUP-launches-ambitious-programmes-for-child-education





HSC commerce results announced

Results announcing ceremony for Higher Secondary Certificate Part-II Commerce regular and private students at the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) was held in Karachi on Thursday. For the top position holders the chairman announced Rs50,000, Rs30,000 and Rs20,000, respectively.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=11_09_2015_118_008




Students can apply for HSC certificates

Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) announced that students who cleared their Higher School Certificate (HSC) annual and supplementary examinations of the year 2012 can apply for issuance of their original HSC from September 11. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/954626/the-next-step-students-can-apply-for-hsc-certificates/


Our education system in failed

Secretary for Boards and University to Chief Minister Sindh said that failure of a high proportion of students with A+ grade in entry test of technical education is an alarming sign of the failure of present education system. Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-11-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_09.gif


Degree College needs subject specialists

Matli Government Degree Girls College does not have subject specialists for Botany, Physics and Sindhi. Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-09-11/page-14


Corruption in Mirpur Khas Education Board

Chairman Education Board Mirpur Khas investigated into the partisan marking of papers.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-09-11/page-14


New BISE on the cards

The Sindh government has decided to set up a new board by the name of `The Shaheed Benazirabad Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education`. With the creation of the new board, the number of BISEs in the province will rise to seven. 

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=11_09_2015_119_003


Occupation of schools

The encroachment of schools’ lands or occupation of school buildings in Sindh Province is a worrying phenomenon where land mafias and other influentials do not hesitate from occupying newly built school buildings and turning them into ‘cattle ponds”, godowns, gambling dens or a traditional sitting and gossiping places called “ Otaq’. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=272876


DUHS sets a trend of honoring retired principals, professors

Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) organized a ceremony on Thursday at Arag Auditorium of Dow Medical College, Karachi to honor its retired professors and principals of Dow Medical College and Dow International Medical College (DIMC). Dow University has been honoring its retired professors since its inception. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=272856


1,909 school vans impounded so far, says DIG Traffic

Following the city traffic police’s crackdown, started on September 4, against school van operators several vehicle owners had been fined and impounded while drivers had also been arrested, claimed DIG Traffic Amir Ahmed Shaikh on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-339459-1909-school-vans-impounded-so-far-says-DIG-Traffic


Lecture on ‘Jinnah se Quaid-i-Azam tuk’

A lecture on `Jinnah se Quaid-i-Azam tuk` by Azad Bin Haider organised by the department of political science, Karachi University at its Manzoor-ud-din conference hall at 11am.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=11_09_2015_118_001


Noisy students` week at KU criticized

The University of Karachi (KU) is presenting the picture of funfair these days as the administration has allowed student groups to hold all kinds of entertainment activities on the campus in the ongoing Students` Week, a violation of its own recently issued notification, it emerged on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=11_09_2015_118_005


BMU to hold admission tests

The admission tests for Baqai Medical University (BMU) MBBS, BDS and pharmacy programmes will be held at its Super Highway campus on Saturday. 

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AKU set title clash with PNEC

Hosts Aga Khan University (AKU) set up a final against Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC) in the 13th AKU Inter-University Football Tournament with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Hamdard University on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1206137/aku-set-title-clash-with-pnec




Differences in abilities by Faisal Bari

The education system is not realising the significant variation in the circumstances of these children, the abilities they have or might possess, and the challenges they face. The question of what our teachers, schools and education system can do to address this and assist children in achieving their potential has to come after recognition of these issues.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=11_09_2015_008_004


Mother of all associations By Asha’ar Rehman 

Schools are always on the minds of parents (of school going children). Even more so in September when the missionaries tasked with the sensitive assignment of crafting good citizens from young, impressionable souls resume their operations after a long summer break. The temporary peace of the summer holidays is broken by the sudden rush of ambitions as families return to the race, ready to, if need be, elbow their way up the ramp that is famous as much for its spectacular failures as it is for its star performances.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=11_09_2015_008_006


Empowerment is like obscenity by Navid Shahzad

If there is a choice, boys will get the lion’s share be it in food, education, healthcare or even love. The girl child is still considered a considerable burden and parents are reluctant to pay for better education opportunities for their girls despite some of them showing greater promise than their male siblings.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-11/page-7/detail-0


Letters to the Editor


Corruption in education sector

Indeed, education and ethics can play a pivotal role in the fight against corruption, but what would the future of a nation be where education and ethics have been corrupted so adversely that those who educate and enlighten have turned to corruption themselves? It is corruption in the education sector, from primary to the university level, which keeps hundreds of thousands of talented children — both, boys and girls — out of educational institutions

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/954533/corruption-in-education-sector/


Transportation issue in colleges

The lack of transportation facility at Government Railways College Bogi Road is responsible for significantly lower female enrolment rates.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-09-11&edition=LHR&id=1884526_21531680


The issue of education

Development of a country depends on education. A special focus on education is need of the hour.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-09-11&edition=LHR&id=1884531_67077169

Regional Press:



Protest for construction of Girls College Building

The residents of Jati City, District Sijawal protested against the incompletion of construction work of Girls College and Boys High School building. The college boundary wall has been in ruins for a long time and local influential people have started occupying the college premises.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130309939&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150911


CSO’s organized protest rally against lack of basic facilities in Girls School

The Social Organization Program for Development in collaboration with Alif Ailaan organized a protest rally for basic facilities in Girls’ School Sinjhoro in District Sijawal. It was also highlighted that the strength of teachers in the school is too low to cater to the needs of the students.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130309941&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150911



Commissioner Larkana visits different schools

District Commissioner Larkana Mr. Ghulam Akber Laghari visited Girls Primary School Wakro, Girls Higher Secondary School Dokri, Hyder bux Jatoi High School Dokri and Girls Degree College Dokri. He directed that problems in allocation and utilization of SMC funds need to be resolved as soon as possible.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130309960&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150911


Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 05


Protest against the closure of primary school in Mehar

The residents of village Yousaf Terani in District Dadu protested against closure of their village primary school. They complained that the school has been non-functional for the past three years. They demanded the higher authorities to take notice and work towards the restoration of the school.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-03.jpg


Secretary Education suspended five employees of Girls High School Denn Muhammad Junejo

The Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho has suspended 5 employees of Government Girls High School Deen Muhammad Junejo on account of continued absenteeism.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-07.jpg


School management secretly sells off High School property

The only ray of hope for the students of Thakratho is their High School. But a significant portion of the area originally demarcated as the school’s premise has been sold off illegally by the school management to shopkeepers for commercial activities. The education department continues to show nothing but neglect. 
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-09-11/news/page3/1%20(34).htm


Up-gradation of 460 Primary and establishment of 450 schools : not delivered

The education development budget has not been utilized effectively due to which major projects such as the up-gradation of 450 Primary Schools and establishment of 450 new schools have failed to deliver.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Front Page


Illegal recruitments in Sindh Text Book Board Jamshoro

Illegal appointments, based on patronage, have been made in Sindh Text Book Board under the chairmanship of the newly appointed Chairman of Board Mr. Zakir Shah. In addition to that, bogus bills of around PKR 8 lakh were

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 12


New admission policy for Inter Part 1 not implemented

The new admission policy for Inter Part 1 has not been implemented. The Deputy Secretary continues to implement former policy despite approval and adoption of new policy.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 03


Girls College Principal remains absent for 2 years

The Principal of Degree College Matli has remained absent from the college for the last two years. The education department, however, has taken no notice of the grave situation.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Page No. 05