Technical College constructed 11 years ago still not functional
Peshawar: Government Technical College Lower Dir, constructed 11 years ago, is yet to become functional. A District Council member told The News that several million Rupees had been spent on the construction of the college. He pinned the blame on the change of governments, and their consequent changing priorities in education. The MPA for the respective constituency has submitted a motion in the Provincial Assembly, asking for a report on the status of the college.
Islamia College and Educational-Scientific Productive Complex Kyrgyzstan sign MoU
Peshawar: A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Islamia College and the International University of Kyrgyzstan’s Educational-Scientific Productive Complex, agreeing on collaboration between the two institutions in fields of scientific inquiry. The Higher Education Commission sponsored Islamia College’s Vice Chancellor visit to the university in Kyrgyzstan.
Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/icu-iuk-sign-academic-collaboration-mou/
Classes at Takhtbai Commerce College
Peshawar: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has ordered immediate commencement of classes in Takhbai Commerce College in a rented building from next academic session.
New exam system planned for 5th, 8th grades
Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa elementary and secondary education department has decided in principle to introduce a new examination system for fifth and eighth grades in the province.
Rs 284m okayed for Frontier Education Foundation Colleges
Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has approved the Rs 284 million grant for the Frontier Education Foundation colleges, asking the relevant authorities to submit a summary on it to him without delay.
Community schoolteachers without salaries for four months
Khar: The teachers of the Basic Education Community Schools Programme in Bajaur Agency on Tuesday complained about non-payment of their salaries.
Convocation of the Baluchistan University of Science and Technology scheduled for 25th October
Quetta: The date for the annual convocation of the Baluchistan University of Science and Technology has been assigned for 25th October. It has been announced that the chief guest for the occasion will be the current Governor of Baluchistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai.
Girls Intermediate College Dilbandeen in a deplorable condition
Quetta: Baluch Students Organization’s Provincial Secretary has expressed his concern over the deplorable state of the Girls Intermediate College Dilbandeen; he stressed that this was the only Intermediate College for girls in the area, and it was a shame that it lacked even the most basic facilities that an educational institute requires, including teachers.
It is worrying that course textbooks are not provided
Hub: Course textbooks not being available is the first sign of deteriorating education. The academic year is about to end but textbooks are still not available.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-12-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=193590
UN Day of the Girl celebrated in Islamabad
Islamabad: UN Women, which works for gender equality and the empowerment of women, and Unicef hosted a cricket match at the Pakistan Sweet Homes for more than 70 girls from four schools in connection with the UN International Day of the Girl Child.
Biometric attendance system to be instated in Government Education Institues to keep track of absent staff
Islamabad: In light of the increasing complaints regarding absenteeism of school staff, the Federal Directorate of Education has decided that a Biometric attendance system will be instated at all Government run schools and colleges in order to track staff that is skipping its duties. The decision is not being viewed positively by teachers, who are of the opinion that this system will only cause them additional stress and cause a decline in their efficiency.
PMDC allowed colleges to charge exorbitant fees
Islamabad: An audit report has revealed that the central body for regulating medical colleges in the country allowed private institutions to charge exorbitant sums of money from students.
Declining CSS results leave top recruiter scratching its head
Islamabad: The disappointing results of this year’s competitive exam for civil services cast a pall over the education sector and left both students and the top recruiter shell-shocked.
AIOU Admission tests to be held between 15 and 20 October
Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University has announced that merit based admission tests for the current year’s programs will held between 15 and 20 October. The programs for which admission tests will be conducted include PhD, Masters and MBA degrees. Details regarding the test will mailed by university authorities to all candidates who have already submitted their admission forms.
UET syndicate members point out ‘TTS anomalies’
Lahore: The two syndicate members of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) have expressed serious concern over, what they say, non-compliance of the Tenure Track System statutes in the university.
AIOU established a special center for the education of blind students
Lahore: AIOU established a special center for the education of blind students. These students can utilize the facility of Digital library.
Schedule of examinations for Class V, VI , Matric and Intermediate released
Rawalpindi: Dates for the examinations of the above listed classes have been released. According to the official statement, admission documents for Class V and VI will be accepted until October 31st; for Metric, the admissions will be accepted until October 20 and admission form submission for Intermediate exams will be done in January.
Sindh Education Foundation allegedly wasting funds on closed schools in the province
Karachi: SEF is allegedly wasting funds assigned to it by merely issuing warnings to private schools rather than cutting the flow of funds to them. The Daily Times tried to contact Managing Director SEF for his take on the issue but he was unavailable for comment.
Materials provided to Garage School
Karachi: 60 kilograms of school supplies were provided to a charity school, Garage School, in Karachi.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-12-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=193592
Pre-admission test of Liaqat Medical University postponed
Jamshoro: The admission test for MBBS and BDS, originally to be held on 30 October, was postponed to 6 November.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-12-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=193598
Samaro: 6 rooms in government school unusable
Samaro: The ancient Government Boys Primary School in Samaro shows the neglect of elected members and the Department of Education. Out of the 22 classrooms, 6 are in very bad condition.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-12-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=193594
Examinations in Mehran University of Engineering and Technology
Hyderabad: The Director Examinations of Mehran University has said that examinations will begin from 17 October.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-12-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=193589
You can choose an educational programme according to the interests of your children: Syed Abidi
Karachi: There are different education systems in Pakistan, including the national syllabus, Cambridge, and IB. It is up to parents to see which system their children want to study in.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-12-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=193778
Letters to the Editor
Kalasha museum and school by M Habibullah Khattak
The people of the three Kalasha valleys do not have even the basic requirements of health. Similar is the case of education.
Schools and exercise by Jasir Ahmed
We all know that physical and mental exercise is vital for the growth of children. Sadly, I see more heavy schoolbags than cricket bats and footballs in the hands of our students.