Only 45pc of KP’s annual development budget utilised till June: report
Of the total KP ADP allocation of Rs139.8 billion, only Rs62.9bn had been utilised as of June 5, 2015 ─ despite the release of Rs 124.1 billion in ADP funds. nly Rs 9.3 billion of the total development budget of Rs 19.9 billion for elementary and secondary education had been utilised as of June 5.
5th grade student accidentally shot dead by teacher
A 12-year-old boy was accidentally shot dead by his teacher while cleaning pistol in the school at Sangota area of Manglawar here on Thursday. According to Sangota police, Majid Ahmad, a teacher in a private school, accidentally shot his student dead. `A pistol went off from a teacher`s hands when he was cleaning it.
Teachers absents closing schools
People have closed the Government High School Nowshera due to consecutive absenteeism by teachers. They are protesting against this act.
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Schools lacking principal
In presence of education emergency, Higher Secondary School Nista is lacking Principal since four years at Charsadda. There is also lack of teaching staff at school. Parents of eight hundred female students are worried about this situation.
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AIMS students excel in Malakand board SSC exams
Dir town`s private schools, Allama Iqbal Model School (AIMS) and Fatima Girls` Model High School have got the top positions in the secondary school certificate (SSC) annual examinations-2015, conducted by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education(BISE),Malakand.
10 injured as students lob hand grenade, exchange fire with guards at Hazara University
Close to a dozen people were injured on Thursday when groups of students and locals used hand grenades in a clash with security guards at Hazara University’s main campus in Mansehra.
Certification of Development journalism
Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, Peshawar University has recently certified students for taking three months exclusive course on Development Journalism.
Students asked to play role for development
Balochistan Governor Mohammad Khan Achakzai has asked graduating students of the Balochistan University while speaking at the 12th convocation of the varsity on Wednesday to keep themselves abreast of swift changes taking place in the world to be able to play a role in the development of the country.
Examination form submission process become burden for students
Students of BA/BSc are facing a lot of troubles in submitting the examination forms. They wait for their turn and often face disappointment on rejection due to objections in their forms.
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State of Children in Pakistan: Being a child in AJK: not great, but better than rest of Pakistan
As bad as it is to be a child in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, it is better than being a child in the rest of Pakistan. That is the assessment of the State of Children in Pakistan report issued recently by the United Nations Children’s Fund. According to the report, which is the first government-endorsed study by UNICEF, the AJK government has had a keen focus on children’s issues, particularly education, which gets 26% of the region’s regular budget and nearly 8% of the development budget.
Six year old pupil molested in F 8/4 Convent
An employee of a missionary school molested a minor student at a Convent School. According to details, the incident occurred at the Islamabad Convent School Campus located in F-8/4 sector of the federal capital.
384 government schools buildings declared dangerous
Rawalpindi Education Executive District Officer (EDO) Qazi Zahoorul Haq on Thursday has declared 384 government schools buildings most dangerous in the Rawalpindi District. These buildings have been found highly dangerous during a survey conducted by the Rawalpindi Education (EDO).
2,800 teachers compelled to switch jobs over non-payment
The non-disbursement of salaries to 2,800 male and female educators of the Rawalpindi District since the last 3 months has put their families on the brink of starvation, sources said. These educators (teachers) were appointed in the month of April but three months have elapsed and not a single penny has been paid to them on account of their salary and they are now forced to switch over to other jobs.
Need for early childhood education stressed
Our curriculum is disconnected and through revision we aim to improve its linkage and unite all provinces. These views were expressed by Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Engr Muhammad Baligh ur Rahman at opening ceremony of a three-day training workshop on “Concepts and Methodology of Early Childhood Education for Low Cost Private Schools of Islamabad”.
Experts call for prioritising sustainable development goals
The workshop on “Moving from millennium development goals (MDGs) to sustainable development goals (SDGS): Policies and options for Pakistan” was organised by the Department of Development Studies, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (Pide) in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission.
Roots Ivy Open House Provides Career Counselling
Renowned Career Counsellor Khadija Mushtaq, CEO Roots Ivy Schools, College and University Pakistan conducted an exclusive, interactive session at the three days Roots Ivy open house held yesterday and inspired a large number of students that had gathered from all over Pakistan to attend the event with her dynamic mentoring, academic guidance and career counselling.
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Community schools need individual contributions
Nazim Haji Muhamman Munir Janjua said that their insisters have developed local schools at Bhatta (near Mandra) in 1916 that was upgraded to Middle schools in 1928. Now with community participation new room has developed in school and is open for use. He said that we need community participation to make schools good.
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No Pakistani university among top 100 Asian varsities
Though the annual budget of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has seen a steady increase for several years, in the recent ranking none of the Pakistani universities could make a place among the top 100 universities of Asia.
Federal varsities, HEC get lion’s share in budget
Around two third of the development budget for higher education has been given to federal universities and Higher Education Commission (HEC) while only 36% of the uplift fund have been allocated for all four provinces, the budget document has revealed.
World day against child labour today
World Day Against Child Labour will be observed tomorrow today (June 12) under the theme “No to child Labour and Yes to Quality Education” to raise awareness of the plight of child labourers world-wide.
Educate working children for a better Pakistan
Pakistan Baitul Mal (PBM) has established 158 rehabilitation centres for poor children across the country to provide them free education and shelter. This was said by PBM Managing Director (MD) Barrister Abid Waheed Sheikh on Thursday, ahead of the International Day against Child Labour, which is marked globally on June 12.
HEC asks Rangers to help send ex-Urdu varsity VC home
In an unusual move, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) sought help from Rangers to vacate the Complete Story: vice chancellor officer at the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST).
Chinese team visits open varsity
An academic delegation from Yunan Open University (YOU) China, visited Allama Iqbal Open University(AIOU) on Thursday and assured support for setting up a Chinese language centre and launching of academic programs in the field of printing technology.
Prize Distribution Ceremony Held At PMAS-AAUR
The annual prize distribution ceremony of Beacon School System Primary Branch Satellite Town was held at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University here Thursday. Prof. Dr. Sarwat Naz Mirza, Registrar of the university was chief guest of the ceremony.
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Private schools regulator headless
While the number of private schools in Islamabad is growing each day, there is no adequate accountability mechanism to ensure quality education and facilities at these institutions. The sole regulatory authority-Private Educational Institution Regulatory Authority (Peira) has been working without a permanent head for the last two years while employees have been working without salaries for the last four months.
Punjab budget 2015-16 today
The budget speech will be delivered by Finance Minister Ayesha Ghaus Pasha. Punjab Assembly in its session on Thursday passed two bills, 'The Punjab Motor Vehicle Transaction Licensees Bill- 2015' and 'The Provincial Motor Vehicles (Second Amendment) Bill2015. Parliamentary Secretary answering question of a legislator stated that in Faisalabad there were nine colleges of boys, which nine were of general education and two of commerce, she pointed.
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FIA caught private university for theft of electricity
FIA investigated a private university situated at Iqbal Tow for very low electricity bills. FIA recovered a Temper Electric Meter from the University.
Distribution of 15 million in position holders
Punjab group Of Colleges distributed 15 million as honor to 69 position holders of Become, Income and Engineering etc. They also awarded a CAR to a student.
PZC Approves Ramazan, Eid Grant, Educational Scholarships
Provincial Zakat Council while giving approval to the release of 11 crore 55 lakh and 65 thousand rupees as Ramazan & Eid grant, educational scholarships general and educational scholarships for religious seminaries has directed all district chairmen zakat committees to immediately provide these amounts to deserving persons and submit report within a week.
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Punjab govt to mull over uniform fee in varsities
The Punjab Assembly was told on Thursday the government would consider implementing a uniform fee structure in all universities of the province.
Punjab govt, UN sign MoU
The Punjab Minister for School Education, Higher Education, Youth Affairs, Sports, Archaeology and Tourism, Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan and UN Director Vittorio Cammarota signed the MoU for enhancing dissemination of values and core messages of the United Nations through the educational institutions based in Punjab.
Promoting peace and education through movies, documentaries
The Institute of Peace and Secular Studies (IPSS), in association with Umeed Jawan, screened movies and documentaries promoting peace and education to children in five districts.The film screenings held at schools in remote areas and rural areas across South Punjab, including Mukhtar Mai’s School in Muzaffargarh.
Saeed Aasi addresses Nazriati students
Noted journalist Saeed Aasi has said the syllabus being taught at Nazriati Summer School (Ideological Summer School) should be included in all government schools. Delivering a lecture to the schoolchildren at Aiwan-e-Karkunan Tehrik-e-Pakistan on Thursday, he said that they were lucky as they were part of the ideological school and would be proud in future.
PU teachers hold rally against metro train
Unrest among the Punjab University’s teachers is growing fast as the Punjab government allegedly is not responding to their demand for changing the plan for the proposed Orange Metro Train. The teachers have alleged that the project will deprive them of their housing society on Raiwind Road.
LLB examinations to commence from June 15
Punjab University’s LLB Annual Part-1 Examination 2015 will commence from June 15 while LLB Part-2 and 3 papers will commence from June 16 and 17 respectively. According to sources in the university, roll number slips have been dispatched to the candidates.
Shahbaz To Inaugurate TEVTA Skills Expo Tomorrow
Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif will inaugurate the 2 days TEVTA Skills Expo on 13th June, 2015. This two days expo is being held at Expo Center Johar Town. The purpose of this expo is to generate a spirit of competition in the field of Technical Skills.
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PIFD displays students’ thesis
Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design’s Thesis Display-2015 showcasing expressions of creativity of over one hundred graduating students was held at PIFD on Thursday.
IPA launches foundation classes in dance, theatre
Institute of Performing Arts (IPA) has launched its foundation classes in dance and theater formats on Thursday aimed to start classes in music and puppetry also. The classes’ duration is three months.
Breast cancer increasing among young girls in Pakistan
Addressing at an awareness seminar on Breast Cancer here at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Thursday, Pink Ribbon Campaign’s Assistant Programme Manager, Sonia Qaiser, said that breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the world and every year 1.3 million women are diagnosed with this disease.
PGMI alumni conference
The second alumni conference of the Post-Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) was organised on Wednesday. PGMI Principal Prof Anjum Habib Vohra announced that the government was going to establish a separate campus for both the PGMI and the newly established Ameerudin Medical College.
Japanese students sing Iqbal at varsity event
Two Japanese students of `Iqbaliyat` gave a fine performance of singing the poetry of Allama Iqbal during a special ceremony held at the auditorium of the University of Gujrat`s Sialkot campus on Thursday.
Imran To Defend PhD Thesis
PhD Scholar of Management Sciences Department, Iqra University Islamabad, Ahmed Imran will defend his PhD dissertation titled ‘The Impact of Uncertainty, Corporate Social Responsibility and Stakeholder Interest on Organizational Financial Performance.
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Biometric verification of teachers completed
Government of Sindh has completed verification of Teachers from 42 thousand government schools. It is expected that there are 20 to 25 thousand ghost teachers in the region.
Protest by Community School Teachers
Community School Teachers Association, Hyderabad, said that they have not received their salaries for a long time. They said that government should properly adopt these schools for future of students of these schools.
Public demands about education
Parents, youth and children are demanding a good education system from Prime Minister of Pakistan. Your require the training institutions for professional skills. In this petition almost 8.50 thousand people signed on.
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Increasing the education budget to seven percent
Sindh Retired professors association said that government should increase the education budget to seven percent of GDP. They said that government should also increase salaries of government employees and pensioners to 100%.
Research collaboration between Turkish University and Karachi University
International Institute of Bio and chemical sciences, Karachi University signed an MOU with a Turkish University. Aim is to mutual collaboration in research projects.
SALU chalks out five-year growth plan
Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur has prepared a fiveyear strategic plan which covers all aspects of academics, research, governance, finance and curricular activities.
KU and NED’s yearly grant should be doubled, says MQM
The Sindh government has not released a single rupee to the University of Karachi and NED University of Engineering and Technology since last year even though universities were supposed to receive Rs5 billion in the annual development programme (ADP).
Safoora suspects remanded in school attacks, murder cases
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) remanded on Thursday two Safoora bus attack suspects in four others cases of sectarian killings and attacks on schools till June 24. oth suspects have been booked for allegedly hurling a hand grenade at the Beaconhouse school in North Nazimabad in March this year.
The Sindh Madressat-ul-Islam University (SMIU) has proposed Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom, to explore possibilities for cooperation between the two universities.
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NUST students qualify for motorsport competition
Gearing up for Europe`s most established educational motorsport competition, the Formula Student (FS), the Interactive NUST Formula Student Team unveiled its race car for this year at the Pakistan Maritime Museum on Thursday. The student built car called the NAS15 is set to compete against 135 teams from 28 different countries at the FS competition which will be held at Silverstone, UK, from July 8 to July 12.
Jinnah Degree College crowned champions
Jinnah Degree College Karachi were crowned champions of Pakistan in the Red Bull Campus Cricket tournament after they defeated University of Central Punjab (UCP) Lahore by 39 runs at the Moin Khan Academy cricket ground in Karachi.
A vicious cycle by Angela Kearney
Mohammad Ali Jinnah said, `without education it is complete darkness and with education it is light. Education is a matter of life and death to our nation.` And indeed the lack of education is part of a vicious cycle. Lacking adequate education and skills as adults, former child labourers are more likely to end up in poorly paid, insecure work conditions or to be unemployed. In turn, there is a high probability that their children will also end up in child labour.
Paper chase by Zubeida Mustafa
In May the World Economic Forum issued the Human Capital Report 2015 that facilitates a comparative assessment of the education systems of various countries. Where does Pakistan stand in this league? With a score of 52.63, we rank 113th out of a total of 124 countries assessed. In other words, only 11 countries are in a worse state than us. Finland which tops the list has a score of 85.78. This is not exciting news for Pakistan where Alif Ailaan, a newly founded NGO, had released shortly before the Human Capital Report was published its Pakistan District Education Rankings 2014 which make for depressing reading.
No to child labour, yes to quality education By Belinda Chanda
As Pakistan commemorates this year’s World Day against Child Labour today, the stakes are higher than ever before. Child labour, other than being unethical, is mentally, physically, and socially harmful for children. Above all else, it interferes with their schooling.
Battagram: Raids on the school, Women teachers seem obvious races
Battagram: Batagram Female Education Department DO and SDO raids on the different schools of the area suddenly, women teachers seem obvious races. Regularly absent teacher served final show cause notice.
Teachers demanded 30% increase in the salaries
Swat: Teacher Organization Pakistan Hangu & Teachers Organization Orakzai Agency joint meeting was held under the headed by the Zulqarnain. During the meeting the teachers rejected the 7.5% increase in the Federal Budget and demanded 30% increase in the salaries.
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Pakhtunkhwa college teachers decide to boycott election duties in next time
Peshawar: Pakhtunkhwa College Teachers Association decided to boycott the next coming election duties due to the non-availability of the protection to the teachers.
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Swat Private school the teacher accidental gunshot- Students dead
Swat: A private school the teacher accidental gunshot hit the students and him dead on the spot. According to the details the teacher busy in gun cleaning and gunshot the accidental which caused the dead the 5th class students of the school.
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Dargai, Girls students van accident one dead and 12 injured
Dargai: The girls students of the Government Girls Secondary School Kharkai during back to residence their van fall in the ditch due to which the 12 girls students injured and one dead.
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Clash between the students of the Hazara University; attack & Firing more than 15 students injured
Mansehra: Clash between the students and the administration of the Hazara University reached at this level 15 students got injury. On Thursday the Pakhtun Group one student started slight dispute with the chowkidar and students started slogans against the administration.
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Government Higher Secondary School Nisata deprived from the Principal from the four years
Charsadda: Government Higher Secondary School Nasata deprived from the Principal from the 4 years and the future of the students affected badly. There is also having the shortage of the staff. The eight hundred students of the school and their parents demanded from the government to finish the staff shortage of the school.
Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.8
Deprived educational institutions
Qalat: Educational institutions of Qalat are deprived of basic facilities like unavailability of reading and writing material. Government should do something practically instead of raising hallow slogans.
Dilapidated condition of model high school Qalat
Qalat: President Muhammad Ashraf of Government Teachers Association district Qalat said Model High school Qalat has dilapidated government should take notice on early basis to resolve issue.
Nations giving priority to education are governing the world
Harnai: Civil society and other members sprinkled light on role of education in developed society and said challenges can be faced with power of education.
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Clash between Hazara University administration and Students
Clash between Hazara University administration and Students took place in which 15 students injured. Police sealed university and started search operation.
Revolutionary steps in education
Quetta: Secretary Secondary Education said with completion of educational projects revolution will take place, he said with establishment of administrative information system ghost teachers and school will be identified. Such advance steps of curriculum supervision and revision will bring positive change in education system of Baluchistan.
Protest against pre exam checking of female student
Quetta: Student organizations protested in Baluchistan University against pre checking in examination hall of female student. Protestors said it is against of Balochi rituals.
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Commerce College Students protest against out of course paper
District Multan: The students of Govt. Commerce College Qasimpur Colony, Multan protested against the out of course paper. The students said that the in-fights professors are creating problems for students. They appealed to the Vice Chancellor of Bahauddin Zikria University to take notice of the situation.
Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No.8
Newly Built School of Haroonabad turned into haunted house
District Bahawalnagar: The slogan of “Parrho Punjab, Barrho Punjab” has been blown up in the air. The newly constructed school of Haroonabad has turned into haunted houses, the doors and windows have been stolen, boundary wall demolished, buildings have turned into ruins and the electricity unavailable. Children are forced to sit under the open sky.
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Parents protest against private schools for extorting money in the name of recreation tour
District Khanewal: The parents have protested against private schools for not closing schools for summer vacations, and for extorting heavy amounts of money from children in the name of recreational tours. Most schools have also received the 3 month fees in one installment. The children get fainted on daily basis, but the officials of the Education Department are keeping their eyes closed.
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Corruption reported in construction of several school buildings
District Dera Ghazi Khan: The citizens have reported to the press that corruption has been done in the construction of several schools of District Dera Ghazi Khan including Govt. High School Mian Phero, Govt. Primary School Siddique Langrana, Govt. High School Farooqabad, Govt. Primary School Kot Hassoo, and Govt. Primary School Allah Bkhsh Ahmedani. They said that the contractors have used substandard material in collaboration with the Sub Engineer. They appealed to the Commissioner and DCO, Dera Ghazi Khan to take action against the responsible persons.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.2
Seminar on increasing of Education Budget by Alif Ailaan
District Sanghar: A Seminar was organized by Social organization Alif Ailaan and hadi Development Organization at District Council Hall SAnghar. It was focused that due to low education budget education cannot be improved; the budget of up to one arab was demanded for the improvement and development of education. The destruction of education is not due to government, but due to civil people.
NTA Pass Teachers protested for their salaries
District Dadu: The NTS Pass Teachers from city Kazi Arif protested for their salaries before college road. They declared before media that since 7 months their salaries have not been issued and they are living in difficulties. They demanded from Sindh Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro to take notice of their issue.
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Commissioner took notice of occupied school building
District Jacobabad: The Building of main primary school village Ghari Hassan was occupied by the local influential. The Commissioner District Larkana took notice of the issue on the protests of the citizens.
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Protest against usage of substandard material in construction of College building
District Naushehro feroz: The residents of city Tharu Shah protested against usage of substandard material in the construction of collage building. They said that due to substandard material the building is decaying. They declared that contractor has take away the budget of the construction work by using substandard material.
Biometric of 42000 teachers completed
Karachi: The system of verification of teachers through biometric was introduced by the education department and up to date 42000 teachers are verified under that biometric system. Whereas the remaining one lac and eight thousand teachers are still remaining to be verified through biometric; Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho has told that this system was introduced for the teachers who were living abroad and those who were not attending schools and up to 20 or 25 thousand ghost teachers would be caught.
1861 Schools of district sanghar deprived of facility of electricity
There are 2832 Schools in district sanghar, but out of that 1861 schools are deprived of electricity and 1421 schools are without bathrooms, 1621 schools are without compound walls. District Sanghar is on 94 number in the ranking of admissions in schools.
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Most of the management posts of Sindh University handed over to retired Teachers bureaucrats
District Jamshoro: The policy of appointing retired Teachers and bureaucrats on the management posts did not change after the former vice chancellor of Sindh University jamshoro. Most of the retired teachers are handed over the charge of management posts. Mr. Jamshed Halepoto is appointed Additional Registrar, Mr. Nawaz narejo is handed over the charge of PVC, whereas Mr. Sikander mangi, Muhammad Usman mangi, Mr. Bashir Shaikh and Yousif Pardesi are appointed in serving even after retirement.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Hyderabad, Page No. 2
Appointment of Psychiatry Professor challenged in Mahar Medical College
District Ghotki: Professor Dr. Mr.Inayat Awan ahs challenged the appointment of Professor of Psychiatry in Mahar Medical College. He has submitted petition in the court and has declaring that there was any professor of Psychiatry in the selection board. He said that he was two years senior then Dr. Wasdev.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Hyderabad, Page No. 3
Clash on utilization of school specific budget; 7 TEOs replaced and charge to AC Revenue
District Qamber: The Services and General Administration had issued notification on 27th of May to replace the seven Taluka Education Officers on the clash of utilization of school specific budget. They have been replaced by the directives of Chief Secretary. Due to closing in the month of June, the specific budget may be lapsed.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Hyderabad, Page No. 5