Education did not progress during last two years
KP government could not make significant progress in education and they did not achieve their education goals. Although the government increased budget to 20 billion and recruited almost 12 thousand teachers, people are still unsatisfied with performance of the department.
Teachers threaten protest against changes in university law
The Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) has opposed amendments to University of Peshawar Act, 1974 and warned to resist the same at all costs.
KP to set up centre for children with developmental disorder
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has planned to establish a centre of excellence to provide treatment and education to children affected by autism, according to officials.
Kohat varsity expels nine protesting students
The students of Kohat University of Science and Technology continued their protest for the sixth day on Monday as the varsity management struck off nine students` leaders for boycotting examinations and disturbing peaceful atmosphere at the campus.
Researchers to trace origin of Kalash
Dr Abdul Samad, the director of archaeology and museums Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, along with Dr Ruth Young, a British researcher and professor of archaeology at Leicester University, would be working together for three years to study and trace the origin of Kalash ethnic community living in three valleys of Chitral district.
Dozens of schools and hospitals closed in Chaghi
Dozens of schools have been closed for a long time at Dilbadin District Chaghi. There also lack of teachers at working schools. There is need to recruit male and female teachers.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-12-2015/quetta/page7.asp
Aghaz by HEC for Balochistan
Director HEC, Mansoor Akbar Kundi, said that HEC is initiating an Aghaz project to facilitate 400 Balochi students with country and 200 with foreign education. He said that Aghaz is an HR project based on 25% reserved quota and 75% open merit.
Headmistress dies in accident
The headmistress of Government Girls High School, Degari Kahan, was killed and three people were injured in a road accident in Turbat area of Kech district on Sunday night.
NCHD to set up 540,000 literacy centres
The National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) will set up 540,000 literacy centers throughout the country. `This intervention will increase the literacy rate by 10 per cent,` said newly appointed Chairperson of NCHD, Senator Rozina Alam Khan.
Girls’ enrolment in KP rises, education quality in Punjab slips
Addressing the launching ceremony of Alif Ailaan Pakistan District Education Rankings 2015, Federal Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif has said that the PML-N government believes that the time has come to fix the education system of the country, which has not been reformed in past 67 years.
Department head position vacant at Private education regulatory authority
There is no department head working at Private Education Regulatory authority due to negligence by federal government. This leads to compromises in monitoring of staff at private institutions.
TIP raises questions over PM’s laptop scheme
The Transparency International Pakistan has raised its concern over the prime minister’s (PM) laptop scheme. A high level joint meeting of the project Steering Committee and the Technical Committees was held at the HEC Secretariat on Monday, to probe into the matter.
Child protection bureau to start drive against beggary
Through a campaign against beggary in Rawalpindi, the Child Protection Bureau plans to bring destitute children involved in beggary into custody and provide them with shelter, food, medical and educational facilities.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-05-12/page-5/detail-2
Exploreville organises teachers’ training programme
Exploreville Schools organized a two day “Foundation Teachers Training Program” for teachers and Branch Heads from around the country at Roots International Schools, Wellington H-8, Campus, Islamabad.
HEC Social Sciences moot tomorrow
The Higher Education Commission’s Committee for Development of Social Sciences and Humanities in Pakistan (CDSSHP) in collaboration with the University of Peshawar would organize the third conference on promotion of social science research in Pakistani Universities from May 13 to 14 involving social scientists from within and outside the country.
QAU, private company sign MoU for cooperation in bioremediation
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) and Critical Green, a private company, for technical cooperation and promotion of scientific development and deployment of Bioremediation.
Conference on ‘Rehabilitation Sciences’ ends
Three-day National Conference on ‘Comprehensive approach on Rehabilitation Sciences’ (NCRS-2015) organised by Riphah International University concluded here with a call to develop collective approach to treat disabilities and promote rehabilitation.
PNCA to organise 3-day drama workshop
Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) is organizing a three-day Drama workshop on May 12 to 14 from 11am to 1pm. A large number of Students from different universities of all over the country will participate in the workshop and share the experiences about the Drama.
16 UMCs registered
Sixteen candidates were caught red-handed while cheating during English paper of Intermediate (Part-II) Annual Examination 2015 at different examination centres of the Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore on Monday.
Protesters not representatives of teachers, claims Punjab minister
The ongoing protest by Muttahida Mahaz Asataza Punjab (MMAP) entered the fourth day on Monday, Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has said that representatives of teachers’ organizations and the government are on one page whereas the teachers have rejected those protesting on roads and they do not represent teachers in anyway.
Punishing teachers for poor performance
Education Department, Jhelum has decided to take action against teachers of schools for poor result outcomes. Initially the department will target schools with less than 50% result marks. The department has also planned to cease salaries of irresponsible teachers.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2015-05-12/page-2
Proposing for similar school uniforms
Assembly member from Pakistan Peoples Party said that there should be same uniform at all schools. It will equalize the confidence level among students.
Students getting sickness due to impure food outside schools
There are many food sellers working outside the schools selling unclean food which leads to Children getting sick. The City administration has no check and balance of these unhygienic vendors.
UNDP agrees to assist PHEC
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has agreed to assist in the newly-established Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) in drafting, reviewing and incorporating international best practices in higher education.
PU teacher wins EU scholarship
Punjab University Dean Faculty of Life Sciences Prof Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan has won European Union Erasmus Mundus Post-Doctoral Exchange Scholarship for 2015.
Writers’ role in peace highlighted
A literary conference was held with the collaboration of Pakistan Academy of Letters on the theme of role of writers in the building of peaceful and educated society at the University of Management Technology on Monday.
IUB hosts Seerat conference
State minister for education Baleegh-ur-Rehman gave an inaugural address at a three-day international Seerat Conference that began at Islamia University (IUB) on Monday.
Shoaib Mirza awarded
National Book Foundation Cabinet Division Pakistan on Monday awarded ‘Book Lover Award 2015’ to Phool Editor and Pakistan Children Magazine Society President Muhammad Shoaib Mirza for serving literature.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-05-12/page-14/detail-9
Exhibition held to pay tribute to Manto on 103th birth anniversary
National College of Arts (NCA) student Sikandar Nawaz Rajput paid tribute to progressive writer Saadat Hasan Manto on his 103th birth anniversary, presenting experiential exhibition design on Manto’s life at the NCA gallery on Monday.
Teachers protest as biometric system to check ghost employees put in place
Members of the Government Secondary Teachers Association (GSTA), Larkana district, observed a boycott of their duties as the education department put in place the biometric system to scrutinize its workers with a view to identify ghost employees and check absenteeism.
Sever irregularities in Education Department
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation claims that the Education Department is not working according to Supreme Court decision. Senior HR director has rejected the transfers of ADOs and allowed former ADOs to continue working.
Protest for provision of books to blind people
Hyderabad Welfare Association for the Blinds protested for provision of Books to blind people. They protested in from of Press Club. They said due to shortage of books, most of blind people not getting education.
Lack of funding postponing the completion of college buildings
Construction of three medical colleges by health Department is postponed due to lack of funds. Almost 80% work completed. Finance said that funds would be provided as soon as received from concerned department.
Four days training workshop
Karachi University is organizing four days training workshop in collaboration with Higher education Commission.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-05-12/page-2
Hunger strike to open primary school
There is only one Girls primary school at Bharya Village, Jamshoro. Jamshoro Ittehad and Sindh United Party protested with signal of hunger strike to open this only school of the village.
Pir Pagara School lacking basic facilities
School in name of Pir Pagar at Pir Jo Goth is lacking basic educational facilities. It is affecting almost 800 students of the school. Principal said that this school was established on 2006. Due to negligence of concerned people schools is facing difficulties.
Senior educationist leaves Pakistan after receiving death threats
A senior educationist and member of the government appointed advisory committee for curriculum and textbooks reforms has left the country `fearing for life` after receiving threatening calls and facing a `hate propaganda campaign`, it emerged on Monday.
Rs9.5m scam detected in examination dept of Shah Abdul Latif University
Sources said that some officials of Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, were allegedly involved in embezzlement of Rs9.5 million through examination fees collected from students.
KU decides to remove chairperson of biotech department
The ongoing tussle between the chairperson of Karachi University`s (KU) biotechnology department and some teachers for the past many years is likely to aggravate in the coming days after the university syndicate recently decided to remove the incumbent head of the department on charges of `inappropriate behavior` sources told Dawn.
KU prof declared second most productive scientist
The Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) has once again included the name of Professor Dr Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary in the list of the most productive scientists of Pakistan.
Police declare killing of Prof. Waheed ‘blind murder’
Police personnel on Monday declared assassination of assistant professor Dr. Waheedur Rehman of Karachi University a blind murder.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-05-12/page-14
THE WEEK IN EDUCATION (MAY 2ND - 8TH, 2015) By Hira Mirza
· Alif Ailaan & SDPI launched the District Education Rankings Report 2015 last week here in Islamabad.
· A Pre-Budget Policy Dialogue on Balochistan Education Budget 2015-16 was organized by I-SAPS to suggest financing for better results.
· The KP government has now announced a further allocation of Rs. 6.2 billion for construction of boundary walls and provision of other infrastructure facilities in 5000 schools.
Complete Story: http://data.org.pk/blog/the-week-in-education-may-2nd-8th-2015
Letters to the Editor
Psychology for teachers
We need to work on the ethics of our teachers, as they are unaware of their roles and responsibilities. They must be taught that they are teaching children not only for the solace of earning money, they are helping in developing a nation.
The matric examinations were held recently in Karachi but these examinations will produce barely literate cheats instead of scholars. Passing examinations by cheating is simply useless.
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/12-May-2015/cheats
Cheating Mafia Rules The System
A new mafia has evolved in the midst of our future builders, named as ‘cheating mafia’. It has corrupted our examination system.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=263850
KU is the biggest university of Sindh but there are many problems in KU. Girl’s security is the most important issue. Anybody can enter premises of university and can do whatever they want to do.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=263859
More Medical Colleges Needed
I would like to request the government to build more medical colleges in the country. Students nowadays are passionate about their career. They
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=263852
School fees nowadays are ridiculously high. Putting such a high price on the fundamental right to education should be considered a cardinal sin.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-05-12/page-7/detail-6
A passion for reading informative and educative books is fast eroding in our cosmetic society. School and college going children and scholars are all distracted by social media and waste their time instead of reading good books.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-05-12/page-7/detail-10
The students of the Government Shaheed Hamza High School Akhun Abad protest
Peshawar: The students of the Government Shaheed Hamza High School Akhun Abad hold protest. The Protesters said without the Principal the staff of the school was found absent from their duties which affect the educational activities of the students.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.2
The teacher’s legal demands & recommendations would be included in the Universities Amendment Act
Peshawar: The Minister for Information, PR & Higher Education Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani said Universities Amendment Act basic aim is to improve the quality and merit of the Universities. The Universities teachers all legal demands & recommendations would be entertain in the Universities Amendment Act.
Complete Story: Daily Awamun Nass, Peshawar, Page No.8
GST demanded one step promotion
Peshawar: Government School Teacher Association (GSTA) provincial President Sardar Amanullah said one step promotion given to the special persons done the zero to the announcement of the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He CM announced one step promotion for all the government employees. But now when the practical step was taken on the announcement only few department included in this program this is totally un justice.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.2
Demand for the transfer of the Bannu University Controller on immediate basis
Bannu: Bannu University Teaching Staff Association President Dr. Zubair Khan & others demanded immediate transfer of the Bannu University Controller from the Bannu University during the Press Conference. He said we always tried our best to solve our issues through discussion but University administration always ignore our demand until we hold protest.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.5
Universities Act rejected: FUPWASA announced sit in front of Provincial Assembly
Peshawar: All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FUPWASA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chapter rejected the Amendment Act from the provincial government Universities Act 2015 and said it is the attack on the sovereignty of the Universities.
Complete Story: Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.8
Education system is destroying in Panjgoor
Panjgoor: Noor Ahmed Baloch of BNP said with a systematic conspiracy schools are closed in the area and vacant post are selling in market like a commodity, he said all this is plan of strong conspiracy.
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No.3
Education is our priority
Quetta: Senator Nuzhat Aamir National Commissioner Girls guide said present age is known as science and technology, we have to equip especially girls with education. She said education is in our priorities.
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No.4
Laptop distribution in Baluchistan University
Quetta: Laptops distributed in Baluchistan University more than 60 students, PMLN senator distributed laptops among students of MS, BS program.
Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-05-12/page-2
Dilapidated conditions of Educational institutes
Naseerabad: Wadera Muhib Ali of PTI said government slogans of educational development in province are not more than a white lie. He said many schools are closed from previous three years and no basic facilities are available in schools, school buildings are ramshackle.
Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-05-12/page-3
Development is possible through education
Khuzdar: Vice chairman District council Advocate, Abdul Majeed, said that for the 1st time in educational institute’s free books and educational material distributed in province.
High school facing music
Mastoong: Anjuman-e- Nojawanan chairman and socio political leader Faiz Bolan Alqadir said High school Ghulam parez students are facing music, sitting on floor to get education, he demanded to provide the basic facilities to school.
Path of development is education
Quetta: CM Baluchistan said Empty slogans cannot eradicate poverty of nation, Path of sure success and development is education.
Complete Story: Daily Jang, Quetta, Page No.1
Five Years old student tortured by Class Teacher
District Rahim Yar Khan: Class Teacher of Govt. Primary School Chak # 145/NP (Chani Goth) have brutally beaten the five years old student of class one. Teacher usually assigns little children his personal task in school timings instead of teaching them in class. Child‘s Father demanded to take strict action against the relevant teacher.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.4
Complete Story: Daily Sang-E-Meel, Multan, Page No.6
EDO (Female) took Surprised Visits of Different School and Monitord attendance of Teachers
District Rahim Yar Khan: EDO Education (female) Kousar Perveen visited in Different Schools of Tehsil Liaqat Pur and assessed the staff attendance, enrollment record and cleanliness arrangements in the schools. She took action on the poor arrangements and issued the show cause notice to the teachers.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.2
Parents demanded for the transfer of teachers for their absenteeism and unpunctuality
District Rahim Yar Khan: Parents have demanded immediate transfer of Head Mistress of Govt. Girls High School Basti Cheena because she gives favor to her staff. Parents said that the said Head Mistress and teachers are not punctual and leave the school before closing times which badly affects the school discipline.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.10
Parents Protested against the oppointment of a Young male teacher in Girls School
District Bahawalpur: Parents of Students protested against the administration of their children’ s school. According to them Govt. Girls High School Chak # 89/F,Hasil Pur have four SST females teachers but they have locally appointed a Young Male teacher in Girls School for the students of 9th 10th Class which is also illegal. Parents demanded to CM Punjab and EDO Education to take the action.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.4
Complete Story: Daily Nay Daur, Multan, Page No.8
Decision to dismissing 600 Teachers due to involvement in non-education activities, notification issued
District Lahore: Education Department issued show cause notice to 600 teachers of province Punjab who participated in protesting rally and not attending school at regular basis. Education Department also decided to take action according to Peda Act.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.8
Many Schools of Pachadah are without Head Teachers
District Rajan Pur: Residential of Dajal protested and worried about the educational progress of their children which is on threat due to un availability of Head Teachers in many schools of Dajal. Educational Standard and Discipline is decreasing day by day. So the Parents of the children demanded CM Punjab to take notice and ordered to Education Department to fulfill their demand.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.10
Building of Girls Primary Schools Turns into ruins
District Muzafar Garh: Govt. Girls Primary School Daira Deen Panah’s building has turned into ruins. A large number of girls are admitted in that school and upset for their education. Due to safety concerns of the children parents and the people of area demanded to CM Punjab, Secretary Education Punjab and DCO Muzafar Garh to have notice in this regard.
Complete Story: Daily Nay Daur, Multan, Page No.8
Hunger Strike against School closure
District Jamshoro: Sindh United Party and Jamshoro Itehad held hunger strike against closure of School of Bhiriya Village. They told that the only girls Primary School of the village is closed since 7 years; even World Bank and National Development have issued funds for the School to restore it. They demanded from Secretary Education Mr. Fazal UL Allah Pechuho and Sindh Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro to take notice and restore School.
Shortage of Teachers in School; Protest
District Jamshoro: The residents of village Ali Abad stood against shortage of Teachers in their village Primary School. They declared that only one Teacher is appointed to teach 350 students who even does not know how to speak sindhi. On contact Taluka Education Officer told that two teachers have been appointed in the school, whereas the other Teacher was on leave.
Education ruined; School building used for donkeys
District Jacobabad: Government Primary School village Sadiq Abad in Taluka Tangwani is closed since last 10 years due to carelessness of Education Officers. The local people use its rooms for their donkeys and head Master’s room is used keeping grain. The villagers cried and told media that schools are made for providing Education to the students, but this school building is only for donkeys; it is to ruin future of the poor children. They demanded from Government to take action against S.D.O Education.
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School buildings property of local influential; animals kept in Schools
District Khairpur Mirs: More than 50 Schools are closed in Salihpat due to non-compliance of Education Department. The closed schools include, Primary School mansoor abad, primary School Taroi, Mubarak Mahar, Imam bux Jiskani, Wahid Dino Jhando, Bebai Daro, Muhammad Bux Bhambhro, Juman at Jam Thebo, Allah Jurio, Hussain Abad, hafiz Ul Allah Bhambhro, Jewan Shambhani, Lakhmir Bhambhro and Mitho Mahar Girls Primary School. The school buildings are property of the local landlords and they are using them as their personal animal farms and poultry farms. Most of the schools are without facility of furniture and other basic facilities. The residents of the villages have demanded from government to take notice.
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Citizens protested for starting academy of Girls Degree College
District Khairpur Mirs: The Building of Government Girls Degree Collge Piraylo is complete since tow years, but the collage is not functionalized. The citizens protested and told media that construction work of the collage building is complete but it its academy are not started. They demanded to start class that students may not face any difficulty.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-05-12/news/page2/1%20(3).htm
Girls Primary School closed since last 4 years
District Thatta: Government Girls Primary School village Muhammad Bachal Jat in Union Council Darya Khan Sohu is closed since last four years. The villagers protested and told media that school is closed due to noncompliance of Education Department and students are kept aloof of getting Primary Education. They demanded for its restoration.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-05-12/news/page2/1%20(9).htm
Cheating did not stop in intermediate examinations
District Mirpur Khas: Chemistry paper first year was held on the eleventh day. But the students did not stop their act of cheating in the examinations. The vigilance Team found 15 students while cheating in papers.
Secretary Education introduced Biometric System in Larkana District
Secretary Education has inaugurated Biometric System in district Larkana to verify the attendance of the Teachers on daily basis. While he said that if GSTA opposed this biometric system action would be taken against them. He said that World Bank is assisting in that matter. He further declared that information has been received about Ghost Teachers in the district.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.2