11th May 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

 

Construction of 110 schools completed in KP

Construction of 110 schools on behalf of USAID has been completed. These schools were destroyed due to terrorist attacks.

Complete Story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104183519&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170511

 

Summer vacations announced from 26th May

The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa announced summer vacations starting from 26th May till 31st August.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/312756-todays-print-city-news

 

251 female SST’s further recruited in KP government schools

Female Secondary School Teachers (SST) hired in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for different subject. These teachers have been contracted for 1 year by the Departmental Selection Board.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/312759-todays-print-city-news

 

Disagreements within Teachers Coordination Council

Members of All Teachers Coordination Council seem to be divided on time-scale issue.

Complete Story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104183537&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170511

 

Old Bisham school lacks basic facilities

The government primary school at Butyal in Bisham city lacks basic facilities such as furniture, drinking water and electricity for its over 1,000 students.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=11_05_2017_

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Recruitment through NTS flak in KP assembly

The provincial government came under fire in KP assembly on Wednesday for engaging a private entity, NTS, for carrying out the process for recruitments in its departments.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=11_05_2017_007_003

 

Private schools threaten protest over PRA

A group of private education institutes have rejected the establishment of a private school regulation authority and has threatened to lock all private institutions across the province and stage a sit-in unless their recommendations are included in the bill.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201705110125&EN_ID=11201705110061&EMID=11201705110022

 

Teachers asked to promote book reading

Speakers at an inaugural session of three-day book fair here on Wednesday said that the role of teachers was critical in inculcating the habit of book reading.

http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=11_05_2017_182_005

 

Federal

 

Science competitions to be initiated in 200 schools in ICT: MNA Maiza Hameed

Parliamentary Secretary CADD, MNA Maiza Hameed Khan said that in accordance with Prime Minister’s Education Reform Programme, science competitions will be initiated in 200 schools of ICT.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104183442&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170511

 

CADD unable to resolve admissions challenge in new session

Ministry of Capital Administration & Development Division (CADD) has remained unable to counter the challenge of admissions in new session, as parents expressed disappointment on the admission policy. A large number of parents also complained about the rude behaviour of college principals specifically of IMC F-7/03, F-10/02, ICG F-06/02 and G-10/04.

Complete Story:http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-05-11/page-13/detail-7  

 

AIOU’s Matric to Phd level exams begin

Matric to post-graduate level final exams of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) for autumn 2016 semester began on Wednesday throughout the country.

Complete Story:http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-05-11/page-14/detail-5

http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/5-11-2017/page13.asp

 

Private schools collecting three-month advance fee Summer vacations

A large number of private schools are collecting a three-month advance fee before the start of summer vacations in a sheer violation of orders of the apex court. Many principals and owners of private schools were allegedly either misbehaving with the parents or threatening them of cancelling their child’s school enrolment if they refused to obey their illegal orders.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-05-11/page-14/detail-12

 

Multi-grade teaching for dropouts, out of school children stressed

Accelerated teaching to help overage children to catch up with lost time. While emphasizing master trainers for multigrade teaching, chairperson NCHD Razina Alam Khan said that National Training Institute is one of the major initiatives taken by the government to improve the literacy situation.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201705/11/page03.php

 

200 schools to have Montessori classes in ICT

Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) is all set to start Montessori classes in 200 public schools of the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) under Phase-II of the Prime Minister's Education Reforms Programme.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/203702-200-schools-to-have-Montessori-classes-in-ICT

 

Award ceremony of Fazaia Schools and Colleges held

The CAS annual award ceremony of Fazaia Schools and Colleges was held at Air University Auditorium, here. Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, was the chief guest on the occasion. The chief guest awarded merit certificates, cash prizes, medals and trophies to students, headmistresses and principals in recognition of their outstanding performance in academic pursuits.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/203699-Award-ceremony-of-Fazaia-schools-and-colleges-held

 

Roots holds digital literacy expo

Roots Millennium Schools (RMS) Digital Literacy Department organised Millennial Enhanced Learning & Teaching (MELT) Digital Literacy Expo 2017 at Roots Millennium Schools Head office, Sector E-11/4, under the leadership of Tayyaba Noureen, senior manager, Digital Literacy & ICT Initiatives and Waqas Shafique (Trainer & Coordinator Digital Literacy & ICT Initiatives).

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-11/lahore/11521/84625

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/203701-RMS-organises-MELT-Digital-Literacy-Expo-2017

http://pakobserver.net/rms-organizes-melt-digital-literacy-expo-2017/

 

Punjab leads Sindh in terms of performance: report

According to the scorecard in Education and Health sectors PTI led KP government is leading in Education sector with 6 points out of total 10 points while Punjab obtained 5.77 and Sindh received only 3.58 points which shows Sindh government's performance in the two much talked about social sectors remains dismal, stands nowhere in the race.

http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-11/lahore/11528/84565

 

Punjab

 

Crackdown against private schools having buildings on less than 5 marla

District Registration Authority has cracked down against private school buildings that are established on less than 5 marla land.

Complete Story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104183810&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20170511

 

80,000 educators to be recruited in the next 5 months

A session was held on behalf of CM Shehbaz Sharif to discuss free provision of education to students from class-1 to 10.

Complete Story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104183807&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20170511

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-05-11/page-4  

 

Attempt to leak exam paper of intermediate caught

Secrecy of the exam process questioned after an attempt made to leak the exam paper. According to the rules of the board, 6 question papers are prepared but all 6 papers of Punjabi were leaked.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/312634-todays-print

 

4515 teachers and non-teaching staff posts cut down

Out of the total positions cut down, 140 were of grade 17, 840 of grade 16, and 3360 of grade 14. In the non-teaching staff, 35 data entry operators, 35 junior clerks, 35 Naib Qasid and 70 drivers are included.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/312883-todays-print-city-news

 

‘Qarz-e-Hasna’ for teachers

Punjab Education Minister, Rana Mashood will soon announce a deal to give ‘Qarz-e-Hasna’ to teachers all over Punjab.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104183373&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170511

 

Inter examinations in Multan

Complete Story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104184232&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20170511  

 

Report of admissions in double shift schools demanded

Education dept has demanded a report related to admissions in double shift schools in Multan.

Complete Story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104184232&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20170511

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2017-05-11/page-3

 

Boy tortured at school dies

A class eight student of the Government Elementary School, 190/EB who was allegedly tortured by two of his teachers in his school on Monday, died at Vehari DHQ hospital on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=11_05_2017_176_001  

 

Sindh

 

Sindh Minister defends delay in funds utilization

Attributing ‘delays’ in executing educational schemes to frequent changes in bureaucracy, the Sindh Education Minister Jam Mahtab Dahar has claimed that international donors – including the World Bank [WB] and the USAID – are fully satisfied with Sindh’s performance.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201705110106&EN_ID=11201705110051&EMID=11201705110019

 

Unauthorised persons not allowed in exam centres: Jam

Sindh Minister for Education Jam Mehtab said that entry of unauthorised person in exam centres is strictly unallowed and action will be taken against the violators.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201705/11/page17.php

 

Inter exams, seal of exam papers opened in presence of authorities

Due to increased cases of cheating, the exam papers for grade 12 English were opened in the presence of the authorities and vigilance teams.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/312490-todays-print

 

Governor to not waste students’ time by visiting exam centres: Mutahida

Representatives of MQM while addressing the Sindh Assembly said that they appreciate and support the governor’s effort to put an end to the cheating mafia but the governor should not waste students’ time by visiting the exam centres.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/312528-todays-print

 

Government should provide resources for betterment of education, Governor Sindh

At an event held at the Governor House, Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair said that the government should work towards improving quality of education, provide scholarships, promote research based education and also popularize extra-curricular activities.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/312485-todays-print

 

Jufelhurst school: bail of 4 suspects rejected

The bail of 4 suspects caught to have involvement in the Jufelhurst school demolition case has been rejected.

Complete Story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104183150&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170511

https://jang.com.pk/print/312551-todays-print-city-news

 

Students using smart watches for cheating in exams

Investigations against students are under way in the ongoing Board of Intermediate Education Karachi examinations.

Complete Story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104182893&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170511

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2017-05-11/page-2/detail-8

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2017-05-11/page-2/detail-23

 

‘We condemn violence against teachers’: All Pakistan United Student Organisation

APUSO issued a joint statement condemning the violence that has begun against teachers in the on going board examinations.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/312495-todays-print

 

A number of summer camps for children planned in Karachi

As summer vacations approach, public and private education institutions, sports associations and a number of sports academies have started preparations for summer camps, a survey conducted by ‘The News’ reveals.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/203759-A-number-of-summer-camps-for-children-planned-in-city  

 

Government claims intermediate exams being held in fair atmosphere

The Education Minister, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has claimed on Wednesday that students appearing in the intermediate examinations are not involved in any unfair means although he recovered 4 smart phones from candidates when he visited two exam's centers a day before, Daily Times has learnt.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-11/lahore/11520/84646

 

‘Cheating down 90pc owing to CM’s efforts’

Use of unfair means at examination centres during the ongoing higher secondary school certificate, parts I and II, annual examinations has been reduced to 90 percent due to the Sindh chief minister’s efforts.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/203667-Cheating-down-90pc-owing-to-CMs-efforts

 

Rangers official thrashes teachers for not allowing cheating

The Sindh government and law enforcement agencies are facing a challenge of controlling cheating mafia during the ongoing intermediate examinations.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201705110013&EN_ID=11201705110005&EMID=11201705110003

 

Five schoolgirls faints as mercury soars to 41 degrees Celsius

Students of the school complained that fans were either outdated or burnt out but the government had not replaced them despite requests.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-11/lahore/11536/84588

 

Letters to the Editor

 

Cheating in exams

http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201705/11/page05.php

https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104182884&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170511

 

Copy culture

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/203729-Copy-culture

 

Women’s education

http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-11/lahore/11538/84579