Police foil terror bid near girls’ school
District police on Monday foiled a terror bid to demolish a girls’ school and defused an improvised explosive device (IED) plant near the school building. Daromaidan Station House Officer (SHO) said that police were informed through a phone call about the bomb planted near the school building.
Interviews for Peshawar Board
Education Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is conducting interviews of nine candidates for the post of Chairman Peshawar Education Board. Secretary Education has already rejected ten candidates for this post.
Leader of National Party and representative of Chief Minister Balochistan attended a seminar by Health and Rural Development Balochistan. Topic was on “Teachers' Respect and Development of Society”. Participants said that teachers have a major role in development.
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There are irregularities by National Testing Service for recruitment of teachers. Available vacant posts are not being considered honestly.
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Education officer flayed for closure of community schools
The All Teachers Association on Monday asked Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan to transfer the Agency Education Officer (AEO) in Khyber Agency after accusing him of shutting the community schools down.
Plea to suspend CADD`s private schools notification rejected
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday refused to suspend the September 23 notification issued by the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) that barred private schools from increasing fee in the current year.
Girls and women rights are top-most priorities of government: Pervez Rashid
The Government through 25-A is ensuring access to primary education for each and every girl to promote education especially in the poorer and under-developed districts; and is its’ top-most priority under Education Sector Reform Programme (ESRP), Chief Minister’s Reforms Roadmap, Pakistan Education Fund (PEF), Pakistan Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF), National Plan of Action for Education for All (EFA), and initiating new schooling projects like Daanish Schools and home schools facilitated by NCHD are some of the eminent measures that it purports to serve the cause.
Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) will hold annual sports prize distribution ceremony for the session 2014-15.
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Third annual reunion of Anglo Arabic School held
The third annual reunion of Anglo Arabic Public Secondary School Rawalpindi was an eventful ceremony where amidst hugs and laughter, the boys and girls revived the old memories cherishing those wonderful moments of their teen life.
OGDCL sponsored girls’ hostel inaugurated at QAU
A hostel with accommodation capacity of 300 students on Saturday was inaugurated at the campus of Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) in collaboration with Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd (OGDCL).
Headstart School holds ‘Eid Millan’ party
Headstart School’s F-7/1 Montessori branch organised an Eid Milan Party at its premises. Students along with parents and siblings attended the event in large numbers.
COMSATS plans international moot on light and life
The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) in collaboration with the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) is organizing a three-day International Symposium on Light and Life.
Pakistan-Korea friendship celebrated At HEC
Higher Education Commission (HEC) commemorated Pakistan-Republic of South Korea Educational, Research and Sports Linkages at a ceremony in connection with the latter’s Independence Day celebrations at HEC Secretariat here on Monday.
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Peace and political stability vital to economic growth: Ahsan
He said that there is need to focus on rules of law, social justice and reduction of poverty which are relating to social reforms, population, health and education and social welfare. He said that these sectors have been devolved to the provinces under 18th Constitutional Amendment. The minister said that education is a provincial subject and the provinces should devolve this subject at district level and they should only play role of monitoring.
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SECP holds investor education seminar at Riphah International University
To raise awareness about safe investments and build investors' confidence, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) organised a seminar for the students of Riphah International University.
Dengue Virus found in 36 schools despite awareness campaign
The Punjab government is in the midst of hectic anti-dengue campaign to control dengue virus, in which special lectures and periods were arranged for students, but reports say that dengue virus has been found in 36 government-run schools in Rawalpindi.
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Spelling Bee: Faisalabad pool round begins
Faisalabad pool rounds of the 11th DAWN Education Spelling Bee Competition will be held on Tuesday at Iqbal Auditorium of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad.
Students sympathize with terror victims through art
An exhibition-cum-competition of posters titled `Sympathy to Victims of Terrorism` by students of different colleges and universities opened at the City Heritage Museum, The Mall, on Monday.
Resolving power crises, education uplift among top priorities: Baligh
Minister of State for education and Interior Affairs Engr. Mian Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman has said that the incumbent government is making all out efforts for elimination of terrorism, economic stability, ending energy crises and promoting education to put the country on the track of development and progress.
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South Asian Libraries Conference begins
Two-day South Asian Libraries conference on the “Journey through Print to Digital Information and beyond” started at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on Monday.
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Provincial education Minister said that Knowledge Park is most important project for the development sector. He said that Knowledge Park will be started next year with collaboration of five foreign universities.
Registering the private schools
Education Department Rawalpindi has decided to register all unregistered private schools of Rawalpindi Division. Deputy District education Officers are instructed to make this task possible in seven tehsils of Rawalpindi.
Ban on teachers associations
Government is imposing ban on teachers associations from 2016. Its notification will be issued on December 2015. This decision is based on current situation of education and teachers.
Stay order on investigations against private schools
Lahore High Court has taken stay order on taking action against and threatening the private school. High Court has asked Secretary Education for its explanation.
Dengue reports are fake
Workers of Punjab Teachers Association said that all dengue reports of schools are fake.
Interest free loans for students
Akhuat Foundation and Tevta have signed a MoU to provide interest-free loan to students. The interests will range from 10K to 100K. TEVTA will prove this loan to all unemployed students.
Governor sent proposals for GCU appointments
The Government College University (GCU) has decided to appoint deans for three of its four faculties operating without a dean for four years. Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Hassan Amir Shah said he had sent nine names for the purpose to the Higher Education Department.
BZU Vehari Campus inaugurated
Bahauddin Zakariya University Vice Chancellor Dr Syed Khwaja Alguma inaugurated the Vehari campus of the university here on Monday. The classes of the campus initially started in the building of a government school.
Youth urged to help increase school enrollment
Sindh`s Senior Minister for Education and Information Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has urged youth to be ready to shoulder future responsibility as they constitute 60 per cent of country`s population. He was addressing the `Future Leaders Conference` jointly organised by the `Youth Parliament` and the Youth Affairs Department at Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto Memorial Library here on Monday.
Higher Administration of Karachi Inter-board has taken notice of ceased activities of the board. There will be a team for facilitating the students for solution of their issues and queries.
Administrative matters of Education Board
Chairman Karachi Inter-board , Akhtar Ghouri, has made some administrative changes at board office. The main purpose is to have some better management of administrative issues. In this regard chairman has made some transfers of some important officials.
Sindh Education Board
Chief Minister and Governor Sindh had a discussion of issues of Education Board Sindh. They discussed their administrative matters and issues of education department. They decided to solve the issues with mutual consensus.
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Allah Bachaee Chaniyo — spreading the light of knowledge
Allah Bachaee Chaniyo, Pakistan's volunteer polio-victim educator from Sindh, has been endeavouring alone to impart education to girls nearly for a decade at her village, eyeing youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousufzai and pop queen Madonna, both willing to promote education in Pakistan to follow their pursuit.
Hamdard Public School celebrates silver jubilee
A colourful function, comprised of recitation of verses from Holy Qura'n, Na'at, speeches, songs, tableau and dua-e-Said, was held recently to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Hamdard Public School as it completed 25 years of its existence, being established in 1990 by its founder Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said, at Abdul Mueed Hall, Madinat al-Hikmah, Karachi.
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France wants to develop scholastic network with Pakistani academia
French government wants to develop the scholastic network with Pakistani academia. Pakistan and France need to develop more academic collaborations in days to come. More linkages between both the countries for the promotion of chemistry are more important not only for Pakistan but also for France.
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All Karachi inter-collegiate quiz competition held
All Karachi Inter Collegiate Quiz Competition 2015 was held at Defence Authority SKBZ College here on Monday. Mirza Ishtiaq Baig, President of 'Make a Wish Foundation Pakistan' was the chief guest of the function. The chief guest underlined the significance of the power of knowledge and termed the quiz competitions as the hallmark of a sound education system.
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Language policy in higher education by Sabiha Mansoor
Language planning and policy are inextricably linked to access to higher education and graduate employment, and viewed as key global issues in international development. In Pakistan, the language policy for official and educational purposes is seen by socio-linguists as more critical for its socio-economic development, as currently it has a large young population (60 percent) ranging between 16 to 23 years.
Respect of teachers by Fatima Naqvi
Education foundation is offering training to the teachers. Teachers should take training for their capacity-building. They should train the students so that their students may be eligible to solve the social issues and ethics.
Private educational institutions by Rao Muhammad and Mahfooz Aasi
Today private schools are not delivering education and doing business, instead.
Poor condition of private schools by Sami ur Rehman Zia
12970 schools do not have proper furniture for the students. There are almost 62775 posts vacant for the teachers at government schools. 5486 schools do not have safe drinking water. 2706 schools do not have the boundary wall.
Letters to the Editor
Justice with teachers
Teachers along with many others in the school system are underpaid and are not being adequately compensated for their services. Instead of rewarding teachers with higher pay, the government is undermining their work.
Grades on sale
Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) was handing out the top positions and good grades to the highest bidders. This sale and purchase of grades was going on for years, no wonder the quality of education in Karachi has declined drastically because any one with a pocket full of cash could get an ‘A’ grade in Intermediate Examinations. So why study the entire year when you could just buy your desired mark sheet?
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Universities see more and more intake of students lowering their admission criteria and deteriorating quality of education. Schemes like the National Outreach Program seem to be conspiring against the existing quality of education. We invite people from backward areas to settle in the big cities at the cost of the prevalent educational standards and do not invest a penny to improve and establish subsidized high quality educational institutions in their hometown.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/13-Oct-2015/lopsided-goals
Small child beaten for bringing an old book in school
Peshawar: A private school teacher punished a small student on bringing an old torn book in the school. The parents of the victim protested against the teacher and demanded for immediate action against him.
Schools in Shabqadar lack basic facilities
Shabqadar: Most of the schools in Shabqadar are without basic facilities. More than 50% schools do not have water and furniture. The education officials make promises but do not follow on them practically.
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Shortage of teachers in Higher Secondary School Aba Khel; future of students seems bleak
Lakki Marwat: The District Counselor of the Jamat-e-Islami said that sole Secondary Higher School of Aba Khel Union Council is facing shortage of teachers which is affecting future prospects of the students. He shared his views with media and informed that Aba Khel is a heavily-populated Union Council and there is only one Higher Secondary education school which is running without a principal and many posts of the subject specialists are lying vacant since a long time.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.5
Elected representatives raid on girls schools; students & teachers show their concerns
Peshawar: In Peshawar, various girls’ schools have been raided by the newly elected representative swithout prior permission of the DDE (O) Education. The students and teachers expressed their concerns because they felt exposed as a result. Parents said it would create a bad name for the PTI government as the officials came in unannounced to a girls’ school.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.3
Takht Bhai: Teachers protested against the behavior of the M.U. Monitoring staff
Takht Bhai: In Tehsil Takht Bhai, teachers protested against the bad behavior of the M.U. Monitoring staff and condemned it strongly. They said, firstly, it is necessary that the newly appointed MU Monitoring staff trained and brief them about their duties and behavior towards senior teachers.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.3
Parents demand from government to control private schools
Nowshera: The private schools and colleges are looting the students of the area through different ways and are increasing problems for parents. The parents demanded from the government to control them immediately from charging a lot.
Prime Minister’s orders not implemented by educational institutions in regard of fees
Mardan: After the clear instruction of the Prime Minister about the hike in the school fees to reduce it in federal schools, no implementation is seen as such. The owners of the private schools are not agreeing to any cost to implement the directives of the Prime Minister. The parents demanded from the Prime Minister to ensure the implementation of the directive in true spirit not only in Sindh and Punjab but also in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.3
Government claims for education go in vain
Dargai: The provincial government claims about improving the education sector ring hollow. During the previous government of ANP, two Higher Secondary schools were approved for the Ikram Pur area but the present government put this approved plan in the cold storage.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.8
University Campus’ surroundings demand serious attention
Peshawar: Traffic jams, on-going constructions, wild dogs roaming around, and blocked roads are creating a lot of noise and disturbance around the university’s campus. The police and guards appear to be helpless in this regard.
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Educational institutions still closed in Union Council Nechara: Jumma Nechari
District Kalat: The Chairman Union Council Nechara Mr. Jumma khan Nechari said in a statement that Girls and Boys Primary Schools are still closed since many years in area. He said due to lack of government’s interest, children’s future is at risk. Teachers’ absenteeism in many schools has also been witnessed. He demanded from senior officials to save the future of children.
Voice will be raised at every stage for students that are deprived of scholarships
District Kharan: A students’ delegation met with National Party leaders for non-issuance of MPA scholarships to the eligible students. The NP Leaders said that they will raise voice at every platform for scholarship-deprived students. They said scholarships should be awarded to students according to promises and the written agreement.
Zhob: DC Sherani raids on schools; absent teachers’ salaries stopped
District Zhob: The Deputy Commissioner Sherani Mr. Muhammad Azeem Kakar visited schools suddenly and suspended Principal High School Qilli Khan Alam and stopped salaries of absent teachers. He said absenteeism and poor quality in education will not be tolerated in schools.
Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar, Quetta, Page No.2
Need to focus on female education in Baluchistan: A.N Sabir
District Quetta: The Chairman Education Vigilance Committee Mr. A.N Sabir said that in female educational institutions, basic facilities are not up to the mark. Declaration of educational emergency in Province Baluchistan is a good omen. He said government and female teachers have to especially focus on female education to increase the literacy ratio.
Political recruitments in Education Department amounts to injustice with meritorious candidates: Muhammad Aslam
District Khuzdar: The Baluchistan National Party District Khuzdar organizer Mr. Mir Muhammad Aslam, Deputy Organizer Mr. Agha Sultan Ibraheem and other committee organizing members said in a joint statement that the government is violating rights of Baloch students in cover of educational reforms. Political recruitment in Education Department is unjust and a merit violation of eligible candidates. They said merit violation through NTS will not be accepted.
Pants shirts as uniform is not applicable in Government schools
District Quetta: The Central Financial Secretary of Jameat Nazriyati Mr. Haji Abdul Sattar Shah Chishti rejected the Government’s decision of wearing pants shirts as uniform in Government Schools. He said pants shirt is not in Baloch tradition. Provincial Government is deteriorating Baloch culture and traditions. He condemned this act of government.
NTS pass candidates in sixes & sevens; delay in issuance of descriptions
District Naseerabad: NTS pass candidates are facing music in recruitment of Education department. Aspirants demanded to issue descriptions of vacancies on union council basis, to bring transparency in recruitment process and to scrutinize credentials of all candidates. They told delay in issuance of vacancies description is clearly indicating towards negative inclinations of Education Department. Candidates demanded from Government to take immediate actions to complete the process in due time frame to mitigate qualms.
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Substandard material worth Rs.20.25 million purchased for Rajanpur Schools
District Rajanpur: The District Education Authorities have purchased substandard computers for labs of 40 Boys and Girls Schools of Rajanpur. Most Computers do not work and accessories and devices of most computers have been stolen by the staff of the said schools.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.8
Substandard food items sold at a school tuck shop
District Bahawalpur: Substandard and expensive food items are being sold at the Tuck Shop of the Government Girls High School Basti Regrran.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.2
Student tortured and locked by teacher in classroom
District Bahawalpur: A public school teacher Ms. Fakhraof Al-Noor tortured and locked a boy named Sufyan in the classroom for taking a one-day leave from the class. The father of the child reached school when the child did not reach home after the off-time. The father of the child begged the Principal to get the boy released from the locked classroom.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.2
9th class student baton charged by teacher
District Kashmore: Mumtaz Lashari, a teacher at Government Boys School Colony No.1 tortured a 9th class student named Arshad Ali without any reason. The parents and residents of the area have protested and threatened to hold a protest rally in front of Karachi Press Club if action was not taken against the said teacher who is causing a dropout of students from schools.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 14
Substandard construction of schools continues
District Dera Ghazi Khan: Substandard construction of Government Primary School Kot Hassoo and Government Primary School Basti Allah Bakhsh Ahmedani is continued and the residents of the area have protested and demanded action against the contractor.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 7
Merging of private schools in government schools rejected by owners
District Rahim Yar Khan: Bashir Ahmed Azad, District President, Private Schools Management Association Rahim Yar Khan, while addressing the meeting of the PSMA, said that PSMA rejects the government’s ordinance for merging private schools into government schools and that the government and PSMA will launch a protest movement against the said ordinance together.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 2
Degree College Daharki functioning without a building
District Ghotki: Government Degree College Daharki is functioning without a building for the last six years. More than 1500 students have been kept away from getting education due to building issue. The students protested against Chief Minister Sindh Mr. Qaim Ali Shah, Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro and others and demanded for a college building.
Movement for enrollment started in Sanghar
District Sanghar: The Social Organization SDF started an enrollment movement with the cooperation of a well-known organization Alif Ailaanin Sanghar. The organization members met parents and made them aware about sending children to schools. During the meeting, villagers complained against ghost teachers.
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Residents protested against usage of substandard material in construction work of school building
District Dadu: The residents of Lakha protested against usage of substandard material in construction work of government girls Primary School lakha near Manjhand. They demanded from government to investigate the matter.
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Extremism, terrorism and illiteracy can be finished through education: Parveen Shah
District Khairpur Mirs: During the meeting of different Deans of faculties, Vice Chancellor Shah Abdul Latif University Ms. Parveen Shah said that education is the main source of economy of any country, and through it, extremism, terrorism and illiteracy can be rooted out. She also met with concerned heads of the institutions and inquired about the courses.
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Admission schedule in Shah Abdul Latif University
District Khairpur Mirs: The Director Admissions Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur Mirs Mr. Ghulam Shabir has declared that admission date in Khairpur campus and Shikarpur campus has been extended up to 20th October 2015.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-10-13/page-12
Secretary Education ordered 794 suspended teachers to report to his office
Karachi: The Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho has issued orders to the 794 suspended teachers to report to his office along with original documents, bank statement and reports of the police stations. The step has been taken to verify their status of legal or illegal appointments.
Higher Secondary School construction work left incomplete
District Tando Muhammad Khan: The construction work of government higher secondary school Moya has been left incomplete by the contractor. School students have been kept away from getting education due to closure of school. The residents have demanded from government to take notice of the issue.