14 December 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Over 1600 schools in KP merged into nearest ones

The Elementary and Secondary Education Department has merged about 1,670 government primary schools into other nearest schools to stop wastage of government resources. Most of such schools were either functioning in the same buildings or had nominal enrolment.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1226069

Multi- faith lobby to press for changes in textbooks

A provincial lobbying delegation (PLD) has been constituted to push for changes in the content of textbooks taught at government schools in K-P. According to a press release issuedon Sunday, the decision was taken at a meeting held at K-P Elementary and Secondary Education department in the city on Sunday. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1009457/teaching-tolerance-multi-faith-lobby-to-press-for-changes-in-textbooks/


KP government announces 2 days leave on the eve of 1st Anniversary of APS incident

KP government has announced two days leave for 15th and 16th December on the eve of first anniversary of APS incident.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2015-12-14/1404/sanaha%20publiv%20skool%20copy.jpg


Up-gradation and allowance for higher education commendable

Provincial President of GSTA, Sardar Amanullah has said that the steps for special allowance and up-gradation taken by HEC are commendable steps. Such positive decisions would encourage the youth to go for higher education and highly qualified teachers will feel encouraged.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103225598&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151212


English Speech Competition in schools

The results for speech contests among high schools and higher secondary schools have been announced. 13 Govt. Girls Higher Secondary Schools took part in the contest. Haleema Sameer of Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School  Abottabad stood first in the competition.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103225601&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151212


PTI declares its help for tribal teachers

PTI Khyber Agency has announced its help for the teachers of tribal areas. They have said that if federal government does not upgrade the teachers of tribal areas then the party members will stage a sit-in on D-chowk.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103225586&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151212


Students should also take part in extra-curricular activities

While addressing a students’ function in Sarhad University, its VC Dr. Salim Ur Rehman said that Sarhad University is providing equal opportunities to students to excel in the fields of extra-curricular activities too. Engineering students are taking good positions in dramas and script writing. Similarly, sportsmen are bringing laurels in sports field.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103227424&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151213


Cabinet of private education network gets dissolved

Distict Swabi’s cabinet of the representative association for KP’s private schools has been dissolved. Muhammad Muzammil Khan has been appointed as the new district coordinator and he will form the provisional cabinet in the next 10 days.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103229346&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151214


Islamia College faculty praised for excellence

Known American heart surgeon Prof Amjad Hussain has said that buildings are built only with bricks and mortar, but this is the faculty of Islamia College Peshawar (ICP) which has maintained this seat of learning among the best educational institutions of the country and region.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1226063







Annual literature, art and music festival concludes at Edwardes college

The two-day annual literature, art and music festival at Edwardes College, Peshawar concluded here on Friday. The event had different activities and ended with a musical ghazal evening in which an amateur singer Saeed Paras and a few students performed and kept the select-gathering spellbound.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/81277-Annual-literature-art-and-music-festival-concludes-at-Edwardes-College





No nation can flourish without education

CM Balochistan’s Advisor, Ahmed Jan has said that the Balochistan’s government has allocated 40 billion rupees for education out of its 200 billion total budget outlay. For no nation can prosper without education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103226882&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151213



Pashtun Students Federation has censured the government’s scholarship program by asserting that the scholarship program has been adulterated by nepotism and corruption. Blue eyed students are being given the scholarships only. On the other hand, scholarship stipend has been decreased for poor students. Moreover, they are disgraced by making them stand in long queues.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103226880&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151213


Private Schools Bill must be abrogated, says Ameen Raisani

Chairman Balochistan Awami Itihad, Nawabada Ameen Raisani has condemned the decision for handing over the control of private schools to Balochistan Education Foundation.  Such decisions will lead to deterioration of education standards of Balochistan.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103225160&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151212


Entry test in Balochistan University

Test for admissions in B-Pharmacy Session 2015-2020 will be held on 21 December 2015.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103225149&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151212




National Education Policy 2009 has been implemented, says Raja Abbass

Because of old policies, government sector academic institutes have been on a downfall. Students are more inclined towards private sector institutes. Secretary Education, Raja Abass has said that national education policy 2009 has been implemented in order to improve the education standards.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2015-12-14/1404/a%20k%20m%20nizam%20copy.jpg


Eduction Package has become a bone of contention for Sahibzada Ishfaq

PML N Youth Wing’s president, Raja Sajid Saeed has said that education package has become a bone of contention for chairman inspection and implementation committee Sahibzada Ishfaq Zafar. Patronage of Ishfaq Zafar politics has forced the die-hard ideologues of PPP to leave their party.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2015-12-14/1405/4%20copy.jpg


Education Package has brought revolution in the area, says Zahid Iqbal

PPP leaders like Administrator Town Committee Zahid Iqbal Butt, Jaffar Hussain Kazmi, Aftab Chaman and Sagheer Aslam have said that the education package has revolutionized their area. Minister for Education, Matloob Inqilaabi has addressed the reservations of residents during his four and half years stint as minister.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2015-12-14/1406/b1%20copy.jpg


Issues of university employees will be resolved on priority basis

VC of AJK University, Prof. Dr. Farooq Ahmad has said that issues of university employees will be resolved on priority basis. Automation will be promoted in the university that would lead to smooth functioning of the university’s administrative bodies.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2015-12-14/1406/b2%20copy.jpg




Teachers face 12% pension cut over product

The provincial education department has decided to withhold 12 percent pension of head teachers in case of massive dropouts of students from their respective schools. Sources said that parents of students have complaint that their children refuse to go to government schools as teachers and head teachers give them corporal punishment in case they fail to show up good results.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-13/page-13/detail-6


No action against ghost teacher appointments

At a time when the ministry of finance has approved a salary package of Rs140 million for daily wagers in capital schools and colleges, an inquiry questioning the recruitment of such staff is lying in cold storage for no apparent reason.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1008353/in-abeyance-no-action-against-ghost-teacher-appointments/


Private schools’ fee still out of parents’ reach

Although private schools have been barred from fee hike, yet the parents keep complaining of the existing fee structure which, they say, is breaking their backbone. According to details, at 1,070 registered private schools of the federal schools, 221,125 students are enrolled and a class 5 student’s minimum fee at these school is Rs5000 for two months, while in the branded name the amount is Rs20,000 to Rs50,000 for the same period.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=282338


Maryam Nawaz posts photos of revamped govt schools in capital

PM Nawaz's education reforms programme follows just a month after non-profit organisation Alif Ailaan released a 'report card' highlighting the subpar performance of MNAs in bringing demonstrable change to their constituencies during the two-and-a-half years that have elapsed since the 2013 elections.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1225697/maryam-nawaz-posts-photos-of-revamped-govt-schools


Media houses, educational institutions on high alert

Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) SSP Sajid Kiani has directed all the police officials for maintaining high security around all educational institutions and media houses. He made these directions while presiding over the meeting held to review the crime prevention measures in the city. The meeting was attended by all SPs, SDPOs and SHOs.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-14/page-13/detail-5


AIOU launch online system for verification of degrees

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has introduced advance technology for the verification of degrees. AIOU has launched an error-free online system for providing information and verification of degrees. A comprehensive system for checking status of degrees and certificates has been introduced following the directives of the vice chancellor of the university.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-14/page-13/detail-6


Capital schools still lack security

The terrorist attack on Army Public School (APS) Peshawar forced education authorities across the country to take stringent security measures for the safety of students. However, one year after the tragedy, the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) still remains unmoved.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1226244


Student seeks justice for loss of academic year

A student who works as an electrician to make ends meet has blamed management of a private institute for the loss of academic year.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201512130551&EN_ID=11201512130212&EMID=11201512130082


Education, training key to fiscal matters management

Izzat Jahan Aqdus, Additional Registrar (Administration) Supreme Court of Pakistan, has vigorously advocated education and training programmes that enable nazirs/ budget and accounts examiners to better manage fiscal matters and help deliver faster services at the level of district court.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-12-13/page-13/detail-7


PM’s query exposes CADD’s negligence about school’s upgradation

Where Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif’s Friday visit to one of the Capital’s 422 schools led to the hope of betterment in the existing poor education system, it also showed the typical mindset of bureaucracy concealing the facts and misleading the rulers.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=282232









224 medical graduates receive degrees

Wah Medical College has contributed tremendously to producing graduates of quality and excellence. These views were expressed by chief guest Lt Gen Omar Mahmood Hayat, HI(M) Chairman POF Board while addressing the 5th Convocation of Wah Medical College in the newly commissioned auditorium of the college.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-12-13/page-14/detail-1



Dr. Mansoor assumes charge as CUST VC

Prof. Dr. Mansoor Ahmed has assumed the charge as Vice Chancellor of Capital University of Science & Technology, Islamabad.
After being awarding the federal charter, the Mohammad Ali Jinnah University is now working as Capital University of S&T and Dr. Mansoor is now is its first VC.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-12-12/page-14/detail-9


Schemes catering to school facilities approved

The District development working party (DDWPP) has approved Rs408.9 million development scheme for missing facilities in government run schools in the district.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=12_12_2015_152_011


Committee formed for regularization of daily wagers

Ministry of CADD has formed a committee for regularization of daily wagers of academic institutes upon directive of Prime Minister. Secretary CADD, Qaiser Majeed will head the committee. It has been learnt that vacant posts are available and 2500 seats are being approved by the finance department.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103229576&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151214


UBL to donate 100 million rupees for education
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, United Bank Limited has donated RS.100 million to the education sector. In this regard, 20 million rupees have been allocated for construction of the building of Business and Social Sciences Department in Forman Christian College.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-12-14/page-7




241 educational institutions declared high risk in Rawalpindi

As many as 241 institutions have been declared as high risk in Rawalpindi, while 27 institutions in Attock, 39 in Jhelum and 21 in Chakwal have been declared in A Plus category.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/12/12/national/241-educational-institutions-declared-high-risk-in-rawalpindi/







‘Suspicious’ people cause panic among students

A panic situation was witnessed among the students of Government Central Model High School (GCMHS) for Boys Samanabad, when suspicious people inquired about the school from students and tried to enter the school premises on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-13/page-14/detail-2


Private college puts student’s future at stake

A private technical college has spoiled the future of a student by misplacing his admission form for reappearing in annual examination of the Punjab Board of Technical Education (PBTE).

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-12-14/page-13/detail-7


Recruitment of new educators

Education Department of Punjab has decided to recruit 48,000 new educators on BPS-9, BPS-14 and BPS-16 posts.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-12-14/page-4


Proposal for categorization of schools for resolving fee issue

Punjab’s Minister for Eductaion, Rana Mashood has said that in order to determine the fee structures of private schools, the proposal for categorization of private schools is under consideration. Category A schools will have those schools which charge more than Rs. 10000 per month. And category B will have the schools which charge from Rs. 4000 to 10000 per month.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-12/page-12/detail-8



Punjab Government misappropriating funds

Ameer Jamat e Islami has alleged that Punjab government is spending the budget allocated for education, health and safe drinking water upon Orange Line project.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-12/page-2/detail-18


Threat letter to Govt. Girls School Okara

Head Mistress of Govt. Girls School received a threat letter from unknown terrorists. They have threatened to attack the school with bomb. Parents and local residents feel very perturbed in this situation.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-12/page-3/detail-32


Meeting of Private Schools Registration Authority

DCO Lahore Sundas Irshad led a meeting of school registration authority. He was told that 10 branches of City School had not applied for registration for the last 10 years. Now they will be fined at Rs. 20000 per day.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-12/page-12/detail-4


Head teachers being penalized before primary and middle exams

Before the start of primary and middle exams 2016, penal actions have been initiated against the head teachers. The decision for action was taken to chastise those teachers which showed dissatisfactory results in December 2015 exams.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-14&edition=LHR&id=2044415_66314960


Punjab govt. to categorise private schools according to fee

A proposal has been under consideration for dividing private educational institutions into A and B categories for fixation of fee. Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed told this during a meeting held with private school owners and members of parents’ action committee, said a press release issued here on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/12/12/city/lahore/punjab-govt-to-categorise-private-schools-according-to-fee/


Punjab University awarded PHD degrees

Punjab University has awarded three PhD degrees to the scholars in which Muhammad Azmat Ullah Khan s/o Shamim Ahmed Khan in the subject of Molecular Biology after approval of his thesis entitled “Characterisation of Wax for their Role as Physical Barrier in Transmission of CLCu V in Cotton”.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-13/page-14/detail-5


No security glitches detected at LUMS

The government has reviewed security arrangements at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and found no loopholes of the kind reported by an alumnus in a letter written to the chief minister.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1009073/preparedness-no-security-glitches-detected-at-lums/


PU ranked 15th best university in South Asia

The Punjab University, 133 years old seat of learning in sub continent ranked 15th best university in south Asia among 2107 varsities and top in Pakistan. Official sources told this scribe on Sunday that fresh ranking of the universities of South Asia was conducted in which PU stood at number 15 which reflects excellent academic pursuits and whole hearted dedication and commitment of VC Prof Dr. Mujahid Kamran towards promotion of quality education and modern research in all disciplines.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=282327


Allowances to education department officers restored

Conveyance and inspection allowances to assistant education officers have been restored on the order of the provincial ombudsman. An education department official told the mediaon Sunday that Chuttiana Assistant Education Officer Dr Abdul Ghafoor Sahi had filed an appeal with the ombudsman regarding refusal of payment of allowances to the officers by the department in the district for a year.

Complete Story: http://lahoreinfo.com/news/lahore-city-news/allowances-to-education-dept-officers-restored


LHC orders fee collection from Comsats Dual degree students

The Lahore High Court has ordered collection of fee from students of the Dual Degree Programme of Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT). In light of the recommendations of the Senate standing committee and Public Accounts Committee and a subsequent notification by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), all petitions against CIIT, HEC and others would be liable to be set aside because most of the issues had already been resolved.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1226216


NTS directed to return exam fee of law graduates

Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Mansoor Ali Shah on Friday ordered the National Testing Service (NTS) administration to refund Rs 15 million to law graduates as they did not held enrolment exams. The Judge directed the NTS Lahore regional manager to return the due amount to 35,000 candidates who had deposited Rs 3,000 each for appearing in the Law-GAT exams last year.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-12/page-14/detail-5


10 PU students held after clash between two groups

Ten students were arrested after a clash between two groups on the premises of the Punjab University on Friday. A group had beaten up some members of another group on Thursday. In retaliation, the students attacked Department of Gender Studies. After the clash, students blocked traffic at Campus Chowk. A heavy contingent of police also reached the spot.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/12/11/city/lahore/10-pu-students-held-after-clash-between-two-groups/





IVS students graduates with their heads high

Wearing green and off-white striped robes, the fresh graduates made their way in an organised fashion as folk tunes played in the background. The cold morning air of December coupled with the warm sun streaks peeked in through the white tents, creating a perfect setting to celebrate their graduation day.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1008981/22nd-convocation-ivs-students-graduate-with-their-heads-high/


Int’l Conference on Computer Science starts at IBA

The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) is organizing the 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies (ICICT) on 12th and 13th of December 2015, in order to promote and uplift academic and organizational research activi-ties in the discipline of Computer Science and Information Systems, the aim is to provide a quality platform for acquiring, sharing, and disseminating results of completed and ongoing indigenous re-search activities. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=282214


Over 900 get degrees at IoBM Convocation

It was a shared celebration for the over 900 graduating students of the Institute of Business Management, their proud parents and teachers, who had all gathered for the IoBM’s 18th convocation on its Korangi Creek campus on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1225948



Social Sciences, moot at KU starting today

A two-day international conference titled ‘Contemporary Social Sciences’ will kick off today at the Karachi University (KU). Briefing media on Thursday, Dean Social Sciences Dr Moonis Ahmar said a number of social issues, including rising intolerance, extremism, corruption and nepotism, would be discussed during the moot.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/81233-Social-sciences-moot-at-KU-starting-today


Degree show begins from 13 December

Visual Studies Department of KU will start the annual ‘degree show’ from 13th December. Graphic Design, Fine Arts and Industrial Design Departments will display their achievements and projects from 13 to 16 December.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-12-12/page-3


National development is linked with growth of academic institutes

If workforce does not work with honesty and diligence then institutes are deteriorated. Lots of sincere efforts are needed for bringing rapid growth in academic institutes. For development f country depends upon the improvements in academic institutes. These views were expressed by VC Dr. Salman D Muhammad.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-14-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_03.gif


Only education can save the country from the darkness of illiteracy

While addressing at the inaugural ceremony of construction of TSS school, Air Chief Marshall Sohail Amaan said that education is the only way through which we can avoid darkness of oblivion and illiteracy.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-13/page-7/detail-14


Save Education Committee faces administrative issues

An emergency meeting of Save Education Committee was called upon to discuss the absenteeism of director from his office. Because of continuous absence of director from his office, the teachers are facing a lot of difficulties.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-14-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_10.gif


Convocation of Institute of Business Management Korangi

993 students were awarded degrees in the 18th convocation of Institute of Business Management Korangi Crack. Former president Mian Mohammad Somro was chief guest on the occasion.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-14-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_16.gif


Good governance is indispensable for social growth

Chairman of Karachi University’s Sociology Department, Dr. Moonas Ahmar has said that good governance is indispensable for social development. Moreover, the current times require rebuilding of sociology on scientific grounds.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-14-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_01.gif




The struggle to educate

Of the many battles that Pakistan has to fight, one of the most important — and hardest to win — is to educate. Education is frequently spoken of by successive governments as being vital to growth and development — which it is — and yet the national education budget has never exceeded more than four per cent of GDP since Partition, and with the 18th Amendment devolving education budgets to the provinces, a yawning hole in the capacity to implement is revealed.

Complete Story: http://newsonline.pk/13/12/2015/the-struggle-to-educate


Education of students at stake because of absence of science teachers

Most of the primary students of schools of Gwadar go to Govt. Boys High School to pursue post primary studies. But due to absence of science teachers in high schools, the academics of students have been imperiled.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-14&edition=ISL&id=2043771_74081305


Career counseling: question and answer

My brother has recently done Mechatronics Engineering (Robotics) with aggregate GPA 2.54. He wants to continue his further studies, but he is a little bit confused either to join MBA or MS program. Kindly suggest either of the fields and also the related subject for MS (if suggested) as admission in electronics or mechanics is not possible with GPA 2.54. (Ali Murtaza - Islamabad)

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/81457-Career-counselling-questions-and-answers


Letters to the Editor


Primary Education

Jamat-I-Islami (JI) Emir Sira ul Haq, while unveiling the party manifesto for the next general election, stated that if it came to power, it would appoint PHD’s for teaching in primary schools. This is an impracticable statement seeing the primary educational priorities in the Pakistan and JI’s own approach to primary education.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=14_12_2015_009_015

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


No mercy for those who jeopardize students’ future

Katlang: MPA and Leader of ANP, Mr. Gohar Ali Shah Bacha said that in Government Higher Secondary School Khuai Barmol, only one teacher is available for catering to the needs of all students from grade 8 onwards. He declared the educational emergency claims made by the provincial government to be nothing more than a faux slogan. 

Complete Story: Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 3



Girl’s school will be constructed along with Janaza Gah: Asad Qaiser

Topi: The Speaker KP Assembly, Mr. Asad Qaisar said that the building of girls’ school will be constructed along with Janaza Gaah.

Complete Story:  http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=10


Teachers’ up-gradation still pending

Mohmand Agency: Teachers of Mohmand Agency have boycotted their duties in schools leading to the closure of all schools in the agency since two days. The protesting teachers raised demands for their up-gradation. Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 2


Change in curriculum

Peshawar: To develop the recommendation for the support of positive change in the curriculum of government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa schools, the civil society & representatives of the minorities established a Lobbying Delegation. In this regard a joint meeting of PEAD Foundation & NCA was held. The Chief Planning Officer Elementary & Secondary Department KP Idrees Khan, P&D Assistant Director Fida Muhammad & Provincial Lobbying members was held.

Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 2

Complete Story:  http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx


No clemency for incompetent teachers

Nowshera: Tehsil Naib Nazim Jahangira, Mr. Abdul Hameed Khattak said education is a need of the hour but the previous government regimes have not taken a keen interest in this sector. He urged the teachers to perform their duties with honesty. These views were shared by him on the occasion of the restoration of Government Girls’ Primary School Marooba after 4 years.

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/104/akhbar-e-khyber/page/4


Students protest in favor of demands

Boner: The students of Government Degree College held a protest in favor of their demands.
Complete Story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Teacher’s federation to be founded in new policy

Matta: Teacher’s federation will be built on the basis of a new policy which aims at resolving teachers’ issues, enhancing their capabilities and providing them an environment in which they are able to perform their duties efficiently and professionally.

Complete Story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/102/akhbar-e-khyber/page/3


Teachers supposed to perform duty efficiently: Najeeb Malik

Peshawar:  Mr. Najeeb Malik said that teachers are lucky that they belong to the profession associated with the Prophet (P.B.U.H) and given the nobility of this profession; they should perform their duties sincerely and efficiently.

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Demand for up-gradation of teachers

Peshawar: All Teachers Association held a protest demonstration in front of the Landi Kotal Press Club raising demands for the up-gradation of teachers. A large number of teachers and political leaders participated in the protest. On this occasion, Vice President Jamate Islami FATA, Ameer Zar Noor Afridi said that FATA teachers have not been up graded for the last three years which is an act of injustice.

Complete Story:  http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx


School remained closed on sixth day of teacher’s protest

Mohmand Agency:  Government schools remain closed for the sixth day consecutive day owing to the protests of teachers. The protesting teachers stated that they would stop protesting only if their demands were met.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Education is a key to success: Air Chief

Tando Allah Yar: Education is the key to success and development in the world and is the only beacon of light which can enlighten the minds and lives of people. We should lay substantial emphasis on the uplift of our education system.

Complete Story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 8


Demand for facilities in Government Primary School Afghan Colony

Peshawar: Locals demanded the government to provide basic facilities in Government Primary School Afghan Colony on immediate basis.

Complete Story: Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 2


Resolute steps to provide better educational environment

Mardan:  Chairman District Development & Consultation Committee, Mr. Iftikhar Ali Mashwani, said that the children of today are torch bearers of a bright future. He added that Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa’s government is trying to provide better educational environment to these children.

Complete Story:  http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?paged=2


School staff absent

Haripur: The staff of government schools of District Haripur in the villages of Tarbela Lake, Khabal, Kiaya and Khabli, have been consistently absent rendering the schools non-functional.
Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 2


Decision to fire incompetent staff

Bannu: According to the District Education Officer, Mr. Imtiaz-ul-Haq, the education department has decided to fire incompetent staff of department from Head teacher to security guard on account of absenteeism.
Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx 


Teachers demand up-gradation

Peshawar: Female teachers of Khyber Agency held a demonstration in front of Peshawar Press Club, demanding the government for up-gradation.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 2


Demand for up-gradation of FATA teachers

Lahndi Kotal: All Teachers Association held a protest demonstration in front of the Landi Kotal Press Club raising demands for the up-gradation of teachers. A large number of teachers and political leaders participated in the protest. On this occasion, Vice President Jamate Islami FATA, Ameer Zar Noor Afridi said that FATA teachers have not been up graded for the last three years which is an act of injustice.
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Students hold protest against transfer of approved funds

Chakdara: The students of Government Girls Primary School, Chakdara, held a protest against the transfer of the funds approved for their school.

Complete Story:  Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Promotion of 49 primary teachers

Nowshera:  The education department has issued a notification of the promotion of 49 teachers of District Nowshera. 34 teachers have been upgraded from grade 12 to grade 14 while 15 teachers have been upgraded from grade 14 to grade 15.

Complete Story: http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTQ5NTE2
Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 4




Private educational schools being closed through conspiracy: Sadiq Umrani

District Jaffarabad: The Provincial President Pakistan People’s Party, Mr. Sadiq Umrani said that private educational institutions were being closed through a conspiracy. He disregarded the government for its ambivalence regarding the imparting of education in Balochistan.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_3.html



Modern age’s challenges can be faced through quality education: Muhammad Raheem Dahwar

District Mastung: Mr. Haji Muhammad Raheem Dahwar addressed a seminar titled “How to mitigate the educational backwardness in youth of Mastung?” in a local academy. He said that the challenges of modern times can be faced through the provision of quality education.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


New appointments will standardize education: GTA Mastung

District Mastung: District President GTA Mastung, Mr. Haji Abdullah Sarangzai and others stated that the newly appointed teachers recruited through NTS will standardize the education system in Balochistan, will help mitigate the shortage of teachers in the province and will improve the quality of education being imparted in schools.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-14-2015/Quetta/page7.asp


Demand for notice of closure of boys’ primary school

District Dalbandin: Chairman Union Council Chaghi, Mr. Mir Muhammad Murad Muhammad Hassani along with others said that the government should take notice of the closure of Boys Primary School Qilli Kochal owing to the shortage of teachers.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-14-2015/Quetta/page8.asp


Teachers should direct all focus towards children’s education: DEO Jhal-Magsi

District Jhal-Magsi: The DEO Jhal-Magsi Mr. Mir Abdul Nabi Magsi paid visit to various schools and suspended the salaries of absent teachers. He said that teachers should direct their entire focus towards the education of children and that absent teachers should be brought in the custody of law.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-14-2015/Quetta/page8.asp


Provision of facilities in educational institutions: Dawood Notaizai

District Chaghi: Chairman District Council Chaghi, Mr. Mir Dawood Notaizai said that educational institutions should be furnished with basic facilities. Azat Foundation Chairman briefed Mr. Dawood Notaizai regarding their upcoming and ongoing projects for the betterment of education which included establishment of computer labs, examination centers and provision of furniture in various government schools.

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Educational emergency is a faux slogan: Malik Gul Zaman

District Chaghi: Socio-tribal leader, Mr. Malik Gul Zaman said that the Government Boys Primary School Qilli Abdul Rehman has been nonfunctional from the last two years while the teachers have been receiving salaries at home without attending to teaching duties. He added that this fact made it all the more evident that the educational emergency in the province was a faux slogan and an eye wash for the public.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_3.html


Development not possible without education

District Quetta: The Advisor for Chief Minister Balochistan, Mr. Ahmed Jan said that the provincial government has allocated a substantial amount in the budget for the uplift of education sector and that development is impossible without education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-13-2015/Quetta/page3.asp


Development possible through education: Deputy Mayor

District Quetta: The Deputy Mayor Quetta, Mr. Mir Muhammad Younis while addressing a prize distribution ceremony at Apna School System Barori Road Quetta said that the stages of development can be advanced through education alone and that developed nations around the world strengthened their education system as a preliminary step towards progress. He applauded the projects being undertaken by Punjab Group of Colleges’ in Balochistan and declared them beneficial for the public of Balochistan.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-13-2015/Quetta/page3.asp


Students humiliated in the name of scholarships: PSF

District Quetta: PSF stated that the self-esteem of students had been hurt in the name of scholarships. Nepotism and favoritism in grant of scholarships was an infringement upon the legitimate rights of deserving students and an act of injustice by education officials and political leadership.
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Primary school dilapidated

District Suhbatpur: The Vice President of Teachers Organization, district Suhbatpur Mr. Sundar Khan Buledi along with others said in a press release that Government Primary School Fazal Muhammad is imparting education to 200 students but owing to the shortage of teachers, the education process has been derailed.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


Educational emergency is a faux slogan: Malik Gul Zaman

District Chaghi: Socio-tribal leader, Mr. Malik Gul Zaman said that the Government Boys Primary School Qilli Abdul Rehman has been nonfunctional from the last two years while the teachers have been receiving salaries at home without attending to teaching duties. He added that this fact made it all the more evident that the educational emergency in the province was a faux slogan and an eye wash for the public.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page2/


School closure report presented to Commissioner

District Sibi: Assistant Commissioner paid visits to several educational institutions and presented a report on his findings to the Commissioner. He said the teachers found absent from duty will face dire consequences.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


Students humiliated in the name of scholarships: PSF

District Quetta: PSF stated that the self-esteem of students had been hurt in the name of scholarships. Nepotism and favoritism in grant of scholarships was an infringement upon the legitimate rights of deserving students and an act of injustice by education officials and political leadership.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-12-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


College construction work incomplete

District Qalat: The construction work of Government Inter Colleges, Sorab for Boys and Girls has been facing inordinate delays and has been incomplete for years.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-12-2015/Quetta/page8.asp


Educational poverty can’t be eliminated without eradication of cheating

District Zoab: Principal Government Degree College, Professor Mr. Sher Haider Sherani paid a visit to examination centers of FA and FSC as a senior inspector and said that eradication of cheating in examination is necessary for promoting merit and transparency.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-12-2015/Quetta/page8.asp




PEF partner schools without facilities

District Vehari: The PEF partner private schools are charging heavy fees despite receiving substantial scholarship funds from PEF for every student, on top which, they are not even providing basic facilities such as furniture to the students. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-14/page-03   


Town with 200,000 voters without a girls college

District Muzaffargarh: Shahjamal, a town with 86 mouzat and a population of around 600,000 (as 200,000 voters), does not have a college for girls. The town’s residents have appealed to CM Punjab and demanded a girls’ college for the town so that the girls of the area are able to get higher education. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-14/page-03


Students over-charged fees for admission in grade 9th, 10th

District Lodhran: The teachers of Girls Higher Secondary School, Kehror Paca are over-charging admission fees from the students seeking admission in class 9th and 10th.  The Headmistress along with the school’s teachers, is often absent from the school. Concerned parents have appealed the DCO to take action against the teachers and the Headmistress. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-14/page-11


PEC to recommend termination of teachers showing poor results

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab Examination Commission has decided to recommend the termination of the services of teachers showing only 10 per cent result in the Class 5 and 8 examinations.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 4


Assistant Director embezzling funds meant for teachers’ salaries

District Bahawalpur: Mr. Mohammed Aamir Ghaloo, Assistant Director Basic Education Community Schools Bahawalpur has been embezzling funds meant for the salaries of teachers in schools which are closed but have been shown as functioning in records. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 11


Problems of Ghazi University

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Ghazi University was established more than a year ago but its problems are yet to be resolved. The Vice Chancellor was appointed but he has not been able to take charge so far. Moreover, the Controller Examinations has not declared the results of any department of the university for the last one year.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 09

Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 02


Education must be ensured for children of Cholistan

District Bahawalpur: Members of the civil society demanded education to be ensured for the children of Cholistan. They also alleged education department officials of embezzlement of school development funds in Cholistan and demanded Commissioner Bahawalpur to sack poor-performing teachers. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 03


School girl appeals for help in treatment

District Rahim Yar Khan: Haseena Bibi, a 13 year old student of Class 2 walked around the city of Rahim Yar Khan appealing the people to help her in the treatment of a certain disease which had affected her eyesight and stunted her growth.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 02


DPO gives directives on improving school security

District Rahim Yar Khan: The District Police Officer Rahim Yar Khan called school heads to a meeting at the DPO Office and issued them directives on improving the security arrangements of their schools.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-13/page-11
Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 06


We will not rest until every child is in school

District Islamabad: The Prime Minister, Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, while inaugurating a program for “Improvement in Educational Institutions” said that he will not rest until he has sent every child to school.  He also said that the appointments of teachers will be done on merit and their promotions will be based on performance and outcomes. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-12/page-01


Directives to School Heads to improve security arrangements

District Bahawalpur: Mr. Saqib Zafar, Commissioner Bahawalpur, addressed a meeting of the Heads of Private and Public Schools and Colleges whereby he instructed them to improve the security arrangements for their schools through the construction of boundary walls and installation of CCTV Cameras.  

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 08


School without boundary wall

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government Primary School Chak No.41/DBR does not have a boundary wall which is a threat to the safety and lives of its students.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 14


Parents demand transfer of Principal

District Rajanpur: Parents demanded the transfer of Principal, Government Higher Secondary School Hajipur, on account of his demeaning behavior with the parents and teachers of the school. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 07


School without Headmaster

District Muzaffargarh: Abdul Hameed Gopang, Headmaster, Government Elementary School, Jatoi has been given additional charge of AEO Meerhazar Khan.  The said Headmaster is often absent from school and a teacher named Ghulam Mustafa Jhakhar has been fulfilling his duties in his place as the Headmaster. Due to apathy of the Headmaster and incompetence of the acting Headmaster, the dropout rate of students increasing day by day. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 02


Admission fees of students waived off by PEF

District Muzaffargarh: PEF has waived off the admission fees of students being admitted to PEF partner schools, incurring an annual cost Rs.100 million.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 03




C.M directs to issue salaries

District Khairpur Mirs: A delegation of non-teaching staff of colleges met the Chief Minister Sindh, bringing to light the stoppage of their salaries for last five years as a result of which, CM Sindh directed the concerned authorities to issue their salaries.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130340624&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151214



Action against corrupt education employees

District Matiari: A delegation of social workers from District Matiari met face to face with the Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho and brought to light the acts of corruption by Supervisors, Head Masters and other concerned employees of the Education Department resulting in the closure of a substantial number of schools. The Secretary Education assured them that strict measures would be taken against the involved officials.

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Prize distribution ceremony

District Khairpur Mirs: A prize distribution ceremony was held at Shah Abdul Latif University Kahirpur Mirs under the president ship of Vice Chancellor, Ms. Dr. Parveen Shah.

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Jazba Festival at college

District Shikarpur: The C&S Government Degree College Shikarpur is organising Jazba Festival 2015-16 that will continue for one week. The Chief Guest of the inauguration of the festival was Deputy Commissioner Mr. Abid Saleem Qureshi.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_14122015015215.jpg


Teachers close school; go on a hunting excursion

District Dadu: The students of Government High School Tando Raheem Khan protested on account of the apathy and indifference exhibited by the Head Master and teachers of the school who closed the school and went on an unannounced hunting excursion in the mountainous areas.
Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130340300&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151213


Protest for school building

District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers and students of village Daraza observed a protest and raised their demands for a school building, reporting that more than 200 students had to sit under the open sky due to the non-availability of an adequate building.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130340327&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151213



Other cadre teachers continue protest over nonpayment of salaries

District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre continued their protests for the 36th day over the nonpayment of salaries for the last 37 months.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130340572&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151213


Civil society organization stands against closure of Girls School

District Sijawal: The President, Pakistan International Human Rights Organization, Mr. Rasool Bux Tamemi held a protest rally against the closure of girls schools of the District, stating that most of the teachers were unwilling to attend to duties, leaving student’s future at stake.

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34 ghost teachers exposed

District Shikarpur: Focal Person Taluka Khanpur paid visits to various schools of the area and identified 10 non-functional schools and 34 ghost teachers. He issued directives to the ghost teachers to visit the office of Taluka Education Office on Monday.

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Villagers protest against shortage of basic facilities

District Mirpurkhas: The residents of village, Shab Khan Chandio, held protest against the shortage of teachers and lack of basic facilities such as electricity, compound wall and drinking water in their village primary school.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130340135&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151212


Teachers deprived of salaries

District Qamber Shahdadkot: 12 teachers from Shahdadkot have not received their salaries for the last twenty nine months.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130340018&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151212


Teachers continue hunger strike over nonpayment of salaries

District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre continue protest against nonpayment of salaries before the district court.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130340045&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151212


Students protest against corruption

District Tharparkar: Students of different government schools of Deeplo held a protest against corruption in their schools’ departments.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130340072&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151212


Closure of girls’ school affects education

District Dadu: The Government Girls School, Drigh Bala, has been nonfunctional for the last twenty years, jeopardizing the future of hundreds of girls at stake. The teaching and non-teaching staff have been receiving their salaries without attending to their duties.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-12-12/news/page2/1%20(7).htm


Human rights activists protest against closure of girls’ schools

District Sijawal: The members of Pakistan International Human Rights, district Sujawal, held protests against the closure of girls schools due to teacher absenteeism in the sub division of Jati.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-12-12/news/page2/1%20(9).htm


Shortage of basic facilities in school

District Shikarpur: The Government Higher Secondary School, Khanpur, lacks an adequate drainage system. The school was visited by the Assistant Commissioner where he was briefed about the issues specific to the school in response to which he assured the provision of basic facilities.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-12-12/news/page8/1%20(52).htm