14 March 2016

National Press:


Separate power line for Kohat varsity demanded

The vice-chancellor of Kohat University of Science and Technology (Kust), Prof Fida Khattak, has urged the provincial government to direct the district administration to provide a separate power line to ensure unhindered electricity supply to the institution.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1245142/separate-power-line-for-kohat-varsity-demanded


68 doctors appointed, promoted at Ayub Medical College

As many as 68 doctors, including two professors, 38 associate and assistant professors and 25 lecturers, were appointed and promoted at the Ayub Medical College (AMC) Abbottabad.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/104552-68-doctors-appointed-promoted-at-Ayub-Medical-College


Research Center in Islamia College University

Chief Minister K-P, Pervez Khattak has said that the govt. will allocate funds for a special research unit in Islamia College University for polishing the research skills of students. 900 million rupees will be spent upon the research center whereas a research scholar costs 15 million rupees if he is sent abroad for research.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103399291&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160314


Co-Education will be resisted

Mehboob Haidri, General Secretary of JUI in Karimpura, has opposed the dance and music classes in the academic institutes. He also said that co-education system will be resisted.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103397308&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160313


Growth is impossible without education

The Saint Model Union School held a lavish award distribution ceremony. JUI’s Malik Zahid Bahadur and PTI’s Bakht Naseer were present on the occasion. Malik Zahid asserted that the no nation could ever prosper without education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103395431&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160312


Private schools in race to woo more students

Private sector schools here have gone into overdrive to woo students to enroll by offering special fee remissions, especially to brilliant students, Dawn learnt on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1245365/private-schools-in-race-to-woo-more-students


Schools’ watchmen accuse police of ‘harassment’

The class-IV employees here on Saturday alleged that police had been harassing them on the pretext of ensuring security at schools. They said that the education department had not provided them with arms and ammunition while the police wanted them to be equipped while on duty.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1245370/schools-watchmen-accuse-police-of-harassment


Students perform cultural dance

Students performed a cultural dance (Athanr) at a private school here on Saturday, enthralling the audience. The dance was organised at the Khapl Kor Model School’s auditorium during the annual prize distribution ceremony attended by parents, elders and officials in large numbers.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1245371/students-perform-cultural-dance




Embezzlements in education budget

General Secretary of Baloch Students Organisation, Muneer Jalib has alleged that Balochistan’s govt. has committed corruption and embezzlements in the garb of education emergency. He also highlighted the difficulties by Matric exam candidates. They have to sit in open air examination centers amidst rainfall. According to another statement by BSO’s Atiq Baloch, has also lamented at the abysmal state of education in Balochistan.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-12-2016/Quetta/page2.asp




Distribution of books

Abdul Khaliq, Chairman of Govt. Mines Labor Welfare Teachers Association, has urged that the academic institutes of mines should be provided with free books. Provincial Education Minister should take notice of this issue.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103396454&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160313


MPA visits Examination Center

MPA Tahir Mehmood Khan visited the examination center of Sandman School.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103396447&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160313


Sale of school Bags

A vendor is seen selling school bags as the new academic year has started.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103396447&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160313


PSO raising voices for better education facilities

Leaders of Pashtunkhwa Students Organisation have said that the organization will continue to advocate the academic ideology of Bacha Khan. It will also keep on raising voices for provision of better educational facilities in the province.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-12-2016/Quetta/page2.asp




MoU inked between HEC and Huawei Technologies

Higher Education Commission and Huawei Technologies have signed a MoU to promote research activities in the universities. It will also promote modern technical skills.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103397737&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160313


Bahria University Technothon BYTE 2016 ends

The three-day BYTE 2016, organised by Bahria University, concluded with a commitment to strive for excellence in technical as well as in social aspects and continue to organise such festivals every year to bring out the best in every student. The dignitaries who were present on the occasion were Dr. Ismail Shah, Chairman PTA and ICT R&D Fund; Tahir Chaudhry, President Computer Society of Pakistan; Salim M Rafik, Nadra DG Operations; Babur Zahoor, President Open Source Foundation of Pakistan; Pro Rector Bahria University Rear Admiral (r) Shahid Saeed and faulty of Bahria University.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/104997-Bahria-University-Technothon-BYTE-2016-ends



Publisher apologises for ‘Offensive’ content in sociology textbook

The government of Punjab has ordered an inquiry into the publication of offensive content in a sociology textbook, even after the publisher tendered a public apology on Sunday. The book in question, ‘Sociology of Pakistan’, written by Abdul Hameed Taga and Abdul Aziz Taga, generated quite a controversy after excerpts from a chapter on the Baloch people were circulated on social media.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1245561


‘Innovation key to economic development’

Innovation and entrepreneurship should be encouraged in universities to create job opportunities and economic empowerment in the country, participants of a Higher Education Commission (HEC) meeting agreed on Friday. The HEC established an innovation steering committee in the meeting to strengthen activities that will ensure innovation in higher education institutes, said a press release.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-12-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_10.gif






Private schools in residences to be moved

Those private schools which are operating from residential areas in the city are to be given land in better suited areas for them to build their campuses on, though the modus operandi for this is yet to be finalised.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1245178/private-schools-in-residences-to-be-moved


Medical colleges warned against offering ‘unrecognised’ programmes

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has warned degree awarding institutions against offering unrecognised postgraduate programmes. Moreover, the council has advised students as well that before going for admission they should ascertain whether or not the courses the institution is offering are recognised.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1245167/medical-colleges-warned-against-offering-unrecognised-programmes


GCU’s Botany Department turns 104

Alumni of the Government College University (GCU) Lahore Botany Department on Thursday night celebrated the 104th anniversary of their department by organising a cultural evening that was marked by two highly enthralling Urdu plays ‘Chipko Movement’ and ‘Botanist’, along with cultural dances and music performances by the students.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/12-Mar-2016/gcu-s-botany-department-turns-104 http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/104542-Botany-Dept-anniversary


School management row: Union finds nothing significant in directive on transfer

A notification allowing the Schools Education Department to hand over management of several primary schools to non-government organisations or private persons says that teachers employed at these schools will be transferred against vacancies in other government primary schools under the jurisdiction of the Education DDO concerned, The Express Tribune has learnt.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1064321/school-management-row-union-finds-nothing-significant-in-directive-on-transfer/


French Diplomat supports AIOU for Technical, Academic Uplift

French Embassy Cooperation and Cultural Affairs Counsellor Andre De Bussy visited Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and met Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui to explore avenues of promoting French language in Pakistan through distance or online learning system.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/12-Mar-2016/french-diplomat-supports-aiou-for-technical-academic-uplift



Teachers condemn misbehaviour of minister with IUB VC

Teachers and vice chancellors of different varsities in Lahore have strongly condemned the misbehaviour of Punjab Cooperative Minister Malilk Iqbal Channar with Islamia University Bahawalpur vice chancellor on Friday.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/12-Mar-2016/teachers-condemn-misbehaviour-of-minister-with-iub-vc


FIA summons Shifa Doctor to look into fake degree charge

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has summoned a doctor of the Shifa International Hospital who allegedly possesses a fake degree and former registrar of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) who verified his degree.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/13-Mar-2016/fia-summons-shifa-doctor-to-look-into-fake-degree-charge


‘Boundary wall upraising of 22 educational institutions near completion’

The upraising work of boundary walls of 22 educational institutions in the federal capital is near completion under first phase of the Prime Minister Education Reforms Programme (PMERP). The work of remaining institutions would be carried out in the second phase as the programme was initiated for safety and security of educational institutions in the federal capital.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/13-Mar-2016/boundary-wall-upraising-of-22-educational-institutions-near-completion


Reunion held at Asghar Mall College

A graceful reunion-cum-annual dinner was held at Aleem-ud-din Auditorium of the Postgraduate College, Asghar Mall, says a press release. The reunion was arranged by teaching staff of the college.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/104773-Reunion-held-at-Asghar-Mall-College


AIOU, French embassy to promote French language in the country

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and French Embassy agreed to develop cooperative partnership to promote French language in Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/13-Mar-2016/aiou-french-embassy-to-promote-french-language-in-the-country


Bahria Youth Technothon continues to engage students with fun activities

The heavy rain pour could not dampen the spirits of students who actively participated in the ongoing mega event Bahria Youth Technothon (BYTE) 2016, organised by Bahria University, filled with many competitions ranging from fields of arts to engineering.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/104785-Bahria-Youth-Technothon-continues-to-engage-students-with-fun-activities


Conference on Islamic Charity and Social Development concludes at QAU

Social scientists have called for better understanding of Islamic charity system to reduce the poverty and socio-economic inequalities in the community. Islamic charity and social development as an important social phenomenon was thoroughly discussed in a two-day international conference on ‘Islamic Charity and Social Development in Pakistan,’ organised by the Department of Anthropology, Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/104778-Conference-on-Islamic-charity-and-social-development-concludes-at-QAU#


Millennials visit Harvard MUN, 16 in Boston, US

Seven delegates from Roots Millennium Flagship Campus I-9/3, Islamabad along with the Admission and Outreach Officer Chaperone Sana Khattak visited Boston, New York, Washington DC, USA for an educational trip to attend the 63rd session of the Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN) 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/13-Mar-2016/millennials-visit-harvard-mun-16-in-boston-us


Nazra Quran to be made compulsory in schools: Sardar Yousaf

The federal government is planning to make “Nazra” the reading of Holy Quran with meaning compulsory from class 5 to 10, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf said.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/13/nazra-quran-to-be-made-compulsory-in-schools-sardar-yousaf/


Five-year LLB course to be must for PBC accreditation

The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) told the representatives of some law colleges on Saturday that after 2018 the council would not accredit those institutions which failed to switch to the five-year Legum Baccalaureus (LLB) course.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1245386/five-year-llb-course-to-be-must-for-pbc-accreditation


Unrecognised courses: PMDC alerts students

The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has asked students to check before admission if the postgraduate programme they want to intend to take at any medical or dental college is recognised by it.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/104995-Unrecognised-courses-PMDC-alerts-students http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/105020-PMDC-alerts-students-to-unrecognised-courses

Millennials take part in Harvard Model United Nations

Delegates from Roots Millennium Flagship Campus, I-9/3, Islamabad, along with the Chaperone Ms. Sana Khattak, Admission & Outreach Officer, visited Boston, New York, Washington DC, USA, for an Educational Trip to attend the 63rd Session of the Harvard Model United Nations 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/104999-Millennials-take-part-in-Harvard-Model-United-Nations


Degree case: Sumaira Malik submits her reply

Former federal minister Sumaira Malik has submitted her reply over the objections raised by her opponent Umer Aslam in a review petition pending before a larger bench of Supreme Court (SC) against the judgment dated October 28, 2013 in a civil appeal.

Complete Story: www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/14-Mar-2016/degree-case-sumaira-malik-submits-her-reply


PBC’s decision to extend LLB Programme duration irks students

The students currently enrolled in two years bachelors programme like BA, BSC and B.com have criticised the decision of Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) to extend the degree duration of LLB programme from three to five years.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/14-Mar-2016/pbc-s-decision-to-extend-llb-programme-duration-irks-students


‘Govt for reforms to improve FDE’s functioning’

The government is making all efforts to bring about reforms in the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) for further improving its functioning.

Complete Story: www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/14-Mar-2016/govt-for-reforms-to-improve-fde-s-functioning




Change of curriculum from Grade 1 to Grade 10

Punjab Textbook Board has revised the curriculum books for different subjects from Grade 1 to 10. For example, Class 8th Arabic books have been changed. Class 9th and 10th Urdu and Mathematics books have been changed.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103397733&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160313


Matric students of partner schools exempted from registration fees

Matric and Ninth students studying in the partner schools of Punjab Education Foundation have been exempted from the registration fees of Board exams. In this regard, Director Foundation Assisted Schools has also issued an official notification in this regard.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103399599&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160314




Scholarships for Minorities’ Students

Punjab’s Minister for Minorities and Human Rights, Khaleel Tahir Sidhu has said that during the current year scholarships of worth 20 million rupees are being given to the minorities’ students. He was addressing a ceremony held for granting scholarships to the students.

Complete Story:  http://e.jang.com.pk/03-12-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_04.gif


Dengue Control Campaign in schools

Punjab Education Foundation has directed all the partner schools that all the necessary measures should be taken to prevent the spread of dengue. Healthy environment should be ensured for the students and teachers.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-03-13/page-12/detail-6


Conflict between BISE Rawalpindi and Education Dept. Rawalpindi

BISE Rawalpindi and Education Department Rawalpindi have entered into a row over the matter of invigilation duties for Matric exams. Education Department is of the view that BISE appoints the teachers for duties at their own will.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103397754&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160313



PEF partners directed to follow academic calendar

The private schools associated with Punjab Education Foundation (PEF), under its public private partnership based educational programs for the disfranchised communities, should strictly follow the academic calendar. Otherwise, PEF reserves the right to initiate punitive action against the delinquents.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/12/pef-partners-directed-to-follow-academic-calendar/


Women leading education, other sectors: governor

Governor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana said women are taking a lead in the field of education and their role in other sectors is also praiseworthy. He said government has taken laudable measures for the progress of women under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/104543-Women-leading-education-other-sectors-governor


More public private partnerships in education sector

Punjab government has decided to start more public private partnership projects in the education sector. In particular, Science and Technology and Management fields will be run through these initiatives.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103400121&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160314


Training's by British Council

British Council will give physical training and information technology cooperation to male and female students in schools of Punjab. This was announced by Rana Mashood while briefing about the progress on MoU with British Council.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-12-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_13.gif


PMDC recognises two colleges

Punjab health department has claimed the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) have recognised the Ghazi Medical College, Dera Ghazi Khan and Sahiwal Medical College. A handout issued on Saturday says the students of both the medical colleges have also been registered by the PMDC.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1245359/pmdc-recognises-two-colleges 



Education basic right of citizens: Governor

The graduates of the Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) and the Nishtar Dental College (NDC) received degrees at their convocations on Saturday. Punjab Governor Malik Rafiq Rajwana was chief guest at the 12th convocation of the BZU and the first such event of the dental college.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1245337/education-basic-right-of-citizens-governor


Software exhibition begins at FAST National University

The FAST-National University (FAST-NU) organised on Saturday a two-day Software Exhibitions and Competitions (SOFTEC) 2016 at FAST campus showcasing a number of competitions. FAST-NU Director Dr Amjad Hussain inaugurated the exhibition. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/13-Mar-2016/software-exhibition-begins-at-fast-national-university


MBBS exams Date-Sheets

Punjab University has issued date-sheets for MBBS, 1st Professional, Part-I & II Supplementary Examination 2015. Meanwhile, Punjab University (PU) has also awarded a PhD degree to Sumaira Mehboob d/o Sultan Mehboob Alam in the subject of Biological Sciences after the approval of her thesis titled “Glycosl Hydrolases from Hyperthermophilic Archaeon Pyrobaculum Calidifontis: Cloning and Characterisation”. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/104813-MBBS-exams-date-sheets


Official held for opening question papers before time

The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Bahawalpur, Saturday cancelled the paper of physics of the first group of 10th grade and announced taking this paper on April 4 in Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar and Rahimyar Khan Districts.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/104816-Official-held-for-opening-question-papers-before-time


Student detained for links with TTP after campus violence

With the Punjab University suspending 29 students from various departments for their alleged involvement in violence on its campus last month, the intelligence agencies have taken into custody a student for his “links with the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)”.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1245537/student-detained-for-links-with-ttp-after-campus-violence


Publisher apologises for ‘offensive’ content in sociology textbook

The government of Punjab has ordered an inquiry into the publication of offensive content in a sociology textbook, even after the publisher tendered a public apology on Sunday.’

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1245561/publisher-apologises-for-offensive-content-in-sociology-textbook


Five steps back: UoG ‘finds fault with’ HEC ranking

The University of Gujrat (UoG) administration has formed a committee to deliberate on and ‘challenge’ the ranking system for the universities adopted by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) after decline in its position.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1245496/five-steps-back-uog-finds-fault-with-hec-ranking


The agony of Pasrur’s girl’s high school students

Students of the Government Aysha Girls High School, Pasrur, have to walk through the mud to reach their school which is surrounded by stinking sewage and stagnant rainwater.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1245479/the-agony-of-pasrurs-girls-high-school-students


PEF schools directed to update data

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has directed its school partners to ensure that their secondary level students’ data is fully completed and updated in Student Information System of the Foundation. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/105023-PEF-schools-directed-to-update-data


Software exhibition begins at FAST National University

The FAST-National University (FAST-NU) organised on Saturday a two-day Software Exhibitions and Competitions (SOFTEC) 2016 at FAST campus showcasing a number of competitions. FAST-NU Director Dr Amjad Hussain inaugurated the exhibition. 

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/13-Mar-2016/software-exhibition-begins-at-fast-national-university


Eliminating poverty, illiteracy vital to curb human trafficking

Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on Sunday stressed to curb practices of human trafficking by overcoming various social problems like poverty and illiteracy. Addressing the concluding ceremony of 3rd International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) Workshop on Human Trafficking at local hotel, he said that poverty and illiteracy lead towards problems like human trafficking and it is necessary to tackle all social ills through collective efforts. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/14/eliminating-poverty-illiteracy-vital-to-curb-human-trafficking/


UVAS again ranked among top 10 universities of Pakistan

The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore has been declared the best university in top 10 universities of the country by the Higher Education Commission for 2015. The UVAS has also been ranked second in Agriculture category of higher education institutions. The ranking was finalised on the basis of quality assurance, teaching quality, research, finance and facilities, social integration and community development.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/14/uvas-again-ranked-among-top-10-universities-of-pakistan/




More land to be allotted to Jinnah Sindh Medical University

50 universities have been built in Sindh since 2003. An auditorium has been built in Dow University and Dental College and Dental OPD have been inaugurated in JSM University. Jinnah Sindh Medical College will also be allotted more land of 100 acres.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103396693&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160313


Fight between Student Unions

Two student unions ended up fighting after a match in the football ground. Three students got injured during the scuffle. Rangers arrested 5 students and shifted them to police station.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103394645&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160312


Imperiled future of Special Children

Ishrat Shaheen, Principal of Karachi School for Deaf in Korangi Dhai Number, has urged the government to provide appropriate building space where the special children could continue their education.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-03-14&edition=KCH&id=2234536_29404726


Private schools – More Business, Less Education

Parents Action Committee held its meeting in Nazimabad with Muhammad Kashif Sabiraani in the chair. Parents expressed their distress over the attitude of private school owners. They felt that private schools impart less education but mint more fees.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-14-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_11.gif


Sindh will lead Pakistan in the field of education, says Qaim Ali Shah

Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly (NA) Khursheed Shah Saturday awarded degrees and medals to 150 graduates of the Sukkur Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Business Administration, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Education and Mathematics. On the occasion, the Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah announced Rs 40 million for Sukkur IBA. Syed Qaim Ali Shah congratulated the graduating students for achieving degree from one of the best Educational Institutions and wished them success in their future endeavours.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-14-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_14.gif



Hostel of Chandka Medical College Vacated

Chandka Medical College’s administration has directed the female students to vacate the hostel. This will create residential as well as academic issues for them.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-12-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_07.gif


Delay in announcement of results

Students of Federal Urdu University are facing difficulties due to non-announcement of results. They have demanded that action should be taken against the Vice Chancellor over this dereliction.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-03-12&edition=KCH&id=2232472_68771251


City’s best in engineering education in a mess nobody’s cleaning up

Once considered an embodiment of excellence in its field, the NED University of Engineering and Technology no longer seems to be a priority for those at the helm of its affairs, including its chancellor, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, who was, on Thursday morning, absent from yet another of the varsity's convocation.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/104523-Citys-best-in-engineering-education-in-a-mess-nobodys-cleaning-up


KU to award two honorary PhD degrees despite opposition by teachers

Karachi University (KU) will hold a special convocation at Governor House on March 16 to award honorary doctoral degrees to two of its syndicate members nominated by the governor, it emerged on Friday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1245062/ku-to-award-two-honorary-phd-degrees-despite-opposition-by-teachers


KU extends admission date

The last date of admissions in Active Citizens Certificate Course in a weekend Programme on Citizenship Education and Community Engagement has been extended till March 18. An official said on Friday that the programme is being organized by Karachi University in collaboration with British Council and Higher Education Commission (HEC).  Interviews will be held on March 21 at 3 pm, while the list of selected candidates will be posted on the KU website on March 22 at 4 pm.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/12/ku-extends-admission-date/


New facilities at two Medical Varsities

Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad on Saturday inaugurated the renovated Moin auditorium at the Dow Medical College- an affiliate of the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) — at a ceremony held on Saturday at the DMC, where he was informed that it was the oldest auditorium of the DMC that had been given radical uplift.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1245239/new-facilities-at-two-medical-varsities


Turbat Varsity VC vows to promote research activities

The fourth meeting of the academic council of Turbat University, chaired by Vice Chancellor Dr Abdul Razaq Sabir, was held here at its city campus on Saturday. Besides Pro Vice Chancellor Dr Abdul Saboor Baloch, the meeting was attended by senior faculty members, university officers and sectional heads.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1245383/turbat-varsity-vc-vows-to-promote-research-activities


150 graduates awarded degrees at IBA Sukkur’s Convocation

A total of 150 graduates were awarded degrees in business administration, electrical engineering, computer science, education and mathematics at the third convocation of the Institute of Business Administration, Sukkur, on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/104800-150-graduates-awarded-degrees-at-IBA-Sukkurs-convocation


DUHS now a worldwide brand, says Dr Ebad

The Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) has become a renowned and distinguished brand name, which has reached every nook and corner of the world. It had only 3 institutions at the time of its inception which have grown to 63. This is a remarkable achievement and as its standard has not deteriorated but rather the same has increased which is also a record.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/13/duhs-now-a-worldwide-brand-says-dr-ebad/ http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/104794-DUHS-now-known-across-the-globe


Governor inaugurates refurbished Moin Auditorium at DUHS

Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan has said that Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) has become a renowned and distinguished brand name which has reached every nook and corner of the world.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/03/13/city/karachi/governor-inaugurates-refurbished-moin-auditorium-at-duhs/




Knowledge Corridor By Arshad Waheed Chaudhry

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor is now being satirically called as China Punjab Economic Corridor due to some route related controversies. Now government has inked the knowledge corridor project with US which will help in producing 10,000 PhD qualified scholars. This project merely seems to be a dream that won’t be fulfilled.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-14-2016/pindi/pic.asp?picname=07_04.gif


Education or Knowledge? By Dr. Safdar Mehmood

Education and knowledge are two different phenomena. Their connotations have been altered due to rise and fall of civilizations and dynamics of history.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-13-2016/pindi/pic.asp?picname=07_04.gif


Education- A pathway to life of dignity

Ashfaq Ahmed used to relate that when the students used to visit villages for Pakistan movement then the villagers would ask that what will be the benefit of Pakistan to them.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-03-12/page-16/detail-6


Girls’ education by ‘Nazgul Baloch’

The promotion of girls’ education is considered one of the most essential agendas around the world since educated girls play a gigantic role in the development of a country or a society. Government has failed to promote girls’ education and its total literacy rate is 58 percent which is unsatisfactory compared to the literacy rate in developed societies. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/13-Mar-2016/girls-education


Private schools’ strikes by ‘Javaid Bashir’

I would condemn the attitude of owners of private schools in Punjab, who close their educational institutions and deprive the students of their basic right. It is a clear violation of the constitution. The protest of the owners is against the Punjab government's regulatory "Private Schools Act" passed by the Punjab Assembly. Now private schools will not be able to increase the fees themselves, instead they will have to get prior permission of the Registration Authority and give valid reasons for the fee hikes.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/13-Mar-2016/private-schools-strikes


Training Institutes in Pakistan by ‘Hasim Abro’

Once late Agha Shahi, with whom I have had the privilege of meeting umpteen times to seek knowledge and wisdom, talking about the qualities of Pre-partition Indian Civil Servant (ICS)

said that those used to be equipped with a passion for excellence, competence, professional awareness (sense of public service, service to the public, effectiveness (management techniques, individual performance) and personal qualities both inherent abilities and acquired skills. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/13/training-institutes-in-pakistan/


Safe schools by ‘Maham Anees’

The news of a 14-year-old girl from Larkana being raped by her teacher is highly unsettling. Pakistan is a country where women are restrained from going to schools. Under such circumstances, those who are brave enough to send their daughters to schools expect the faculty to take good care of their wards.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/105058-Safe-schools


Admission season by ‘Iftekhar A Khan

Glance through any newspaper these days and you come across advertisements of foreign universities, offering Pakistani students admissions in a variety of disciplines. The local representatives of these universities regularly arrange meetings in exhibition centres and seminars in upscale hotels to attract students. Why do we prefer foreign universities to our own?

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/105067-Admission-season


Letters to the Editor


Educated Unemployed Labor

It is a humble plea to Chief Minister Punjab and Prime Minister Pakistan that they should also address the issue of unemployment in the country. Thousands of educated young people are still unemployed. If we do higher level studies in government institutions even then over 1 lac rupees are spent on the fees.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-03-12&edition=ISL&id=2230781_95903173


Weternised education system

It was expected at the time of Independence that Pakistan would serve as a territory where Islamic norms would be promoted. But our education system could not corroborate with this vision and it became more westernized.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-03-13&edition=ISL&id=2233197_25836251


Heavy fees of private schools and academies

Private schools have flourished a lot during the past few years. Ever since private schools have entered the field the government schools have lost their fame and worth.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-03-14/page-15/detail-0

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

500 schools lack basic facilities: Survey Report

Peshawar:  The Directorate of Curriculum, Abbottabad has completed a survey in primary schools, the results of which revealed that 500 schools lack basic facilities for students such as tables and chairs, that many teachers do not hold their classes in schools and 90% teach their students without even writing on a board and the teachers do not give homework and if given do not check it.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103399283&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160314

Irregularities in Matric Examination, teachers announce protest

Tank: Teachers sent in a notice warning against biased attitudes during the Matric Examination. They claim that several decisions such as which teacher got assigned duties during exams, which roll numbers students received and which examination centers are allocated are based on favoritism towards private schools and to preferred students. Teachers threaten to protest if the situation does not improve.

Complete Story: http://www.naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspxn

Girls Primary School No.3, Jabba Gai Topi flooded in rain water

Topi: The Girls Primary School 3, Jabba Gai Topi has been flooded with rain water as a result of the poor sewerage system even though an NGO had supposedly ‘invested millions’ on the school, proving to be a deception to the public. The examinations have been delayed until after the rain finishes. All local councilors demand action.

Complete Story:  http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=10  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.8

Unannounced load shedding in Mashu Gaggar make students’ future risky says Noor Rehman

Peshawar: As the Matric Board Examinations approach, students in Mashu Gaggar are prevented from proper studying due to unannounced load shedding which spanned a continuous 22 hour on an occasion. Students and parents worry for their exam results and threaten to protest. ANP District leader, Noor Rehman demands the government to take action to allow the students an equal chance.

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

Irregularities revealed in examination duties in Board of Intermediate

Mingora: Many irregularities have been noticed in the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Swat’s Matric Examination and are accused of making decisions based on favoritism. Chairman of Malgre Uztaazan, Imran Khan and others say that the Education Department and the Provincial Government should take notice of the situation and help remedy it.

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.3

Only 5 teachers for 344 students in Girls Primary School

Swabi: The District Council, Swabi member Anwar Syed Advocate said that UC government girl’s primary school has 344 students, for which only 5 teachers & 6 classes are available.  He claims that he has informed the concerned parties to get more teachers appointed but still no action is taken against the situation.

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

CM backs proposal for setting up research Centre at ICU

Peshawar: The Chief Minister, Pervez Khattak agreed to the research proposal for establishing a Centre of Interdisciplinary Research in Materials (CIRM) for Islamia College University, Peshawar. He said funds for the project would be allocated in upcoming Annual Development Programme (ADP). A delegation of research scholars from the Islamia College University Peshawar, led by Vice-Chancellor Ajmal Khan, called on the chief minister to help the project develop.

Complete Story:  Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.1

Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.1

Primary school children forced to attend under fear

Haripur:  Under the directives of the government calling for tighter security in the government schools, little action has been taken by the relevant departments however the young students of Haripur are forced to continue their education under fear. General Public School Kalu Pind, Kotha Khanpur, Mohrra Ali Khan, Konirra, Bugtian, Sradhuna and Dartian are without their class four employees, there is no security and the boundary walls are far too low.

Complete Story: Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.3

7 schools closed due to slow construction of sewage system

Peshawar: Due to poor planning in the construction of a sewage system, seven schools were closed because of the dirty water reaching up to 2.5 feet on streets forcing students to stay home. Consequently, more and more schools are closing and students are deciding that going to school is becoming unsafe.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103397136&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160313

Encouragement and fair examinations for students are a priority says Umar Hussain

Swat: The Assistant Secretary Swat Education Board, Mr. Umar Hussain stated that first priority is to encourage intelligent and deserving students and to carry out fair examinations.  He assured the public that he will act upon his word by giving out certificates, shields and prizes to deserving students.

Complete Story: http://www.naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx

Monitoring system planned for Matric exam centers to root out cheating

Mardan: The Controller Examination Mardan Baord, Shaukat Hayat said that all preparations are ready for the Matric Examination to root out cheating and make exams fair. A monitoring system has designed and honest inspectors have been appointed. He further said that 470 halls are arranged for board exams and for 1 lac and 35 thousand students, 2430 teachers are appointed.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.3

Degree College: Tribes people protest change of location

Orakzai: Three tribes belonging to Central Orakzai and Kurram Agency took to the streets on Friday following the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government’s decision to change the location of the degree college in Hangu. A large number of tribes’ people protested in Mishti Mela and shouted slogans against the decision.

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.3 and Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.8

Qari appointment in primary schools for making students’ future secure

Mardan: The PTI interpreter, Mr. Nawab Sher Muhammad Zai stated that a Qari appointment is necessary in primary schools for making students’ future secure and a salary must be given to the Imam of Mosque. He further said that Islamic education must be given in all Educational Institutes.

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 8

Unannounced load shedding in Landi Arbab make students’ future risky

Peshawar: As the Matric Board examinations are going to start from 14 March, students are preparing hard day and night for exams; however in Landi Arbab many students are facing problems and difficulties in studying due to unannounced load shedding. Parents along with students are very worried and threatened to protest.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103395191&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160312  

Shah Zaman demanded urgent construction of FATA University

Peshawar: The Nazim Islami Jamiat-e-tulba, Mr. Shah Zaman has demanded urgent construction of FATA University. He said that the former government has decided a place for its construction and the project is now the present Government’s responsibility to fulfill the dream of tribal students.

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

NTS’s teachers’ degrees to be verified

Peshawar: The Decision has been taken by the Education Department to analyze degrees of teachers who have been appointed through NTS for verification. This decision was taken as a result of complaints that many fake degree holders were appointed through NTS. If any such teachers are found they will be investigated.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.12

High School Construction uncomplete after 5 years

Manshera: The construction work of a Government High School has not been completed after 5 years forcing students to study under the sky without any boundary wall.

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

Furniture availability beginning in schools of Barra

Khyber Agency: A ceremony was held in celebration of the Education Department providing furniture in schools of Barra. Special guest, Education Officer, Abdul Rauf Khan Afridi said to media that due to the cooperation of the Governor Special Diplomat Project, 250 chairs for students as well as chairs and tables for teachers have been provided to the schools.

Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.3

Violation of merit and education policies in Peshawar University

Peshawar: The Administration of Peshawar University Higher Education Commission (HEC) is violating merit and education policies and the HEC has appointed ineligible people on the basis of favoritism at various high ranks of the administration. Many inexperienced personnel have been appointed as admin and being promoted whereas deserving persons are being disregarded.

Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.2

Several teachers are still receiving salaries whilst being home

Barro: Many teachers appointed in different non-functional schools of Khyber Agency are receiving their salaries without coming to school. An Assistant Agency Education Officer and teachers are working together to achieve this and are openly rejecting and disobeying the High Court orders, which proves to be a big challenge for Education Department FATA.

Complete Story: Daily Akhbar e Khyber, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.3  


CM should take notice of dilapidation of educational institutions says JTI Nazriyati

District Quetta: The Spokesperson, JTI Mr. Bashir Ahmed along with others said that CM Baluchistan should take notice of dilapidation of educational institutions in Baluchistan. A giant amount is released every year for development and standardization of the education system and institutes whereas the reality is strikingly disappointing and therefore demand CM’s to take notice of the situation.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-14-2016/Quetta/page2.asp

Improved measures should be taken for elimination of ‘copy culture’ says Muhtarzai Welfare Committee

District Quetta: The Muhtarzai Welfare Committee held a meeting in which Chairman, Mr. Abdul Razzaque Muhtarzai along with other officials said that the ‘copy culture’ in educational institutions of Balochistan is common; the superintendents & other staff will have to control and up root this social and educational evil for betterment of education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-14-2016/Quetta/page7.asp

Facilities should be provided to Bhag educational institutions says public forum

District Kachhi: The educational institutions in Bhag are dilapidated and public forums demand for facilitation to schools. Students are sitting on pavements due to lack of furniture and other facilities; senior teachers are not taking interest in official work due to underserving junior teachers working on senior posts and potable water, stationary, furniture & washrooms are unavailable in schools.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-14-2016/Quetta/page10.asp

Eradication of a useless education system is our mission says Jalal Shah

District Quetta: The JTI Provincial President, Mr. Jalal Shah and General Secretary, Mr. Abdul Qayoom along with others said eradication of a useless education system is their mission. They said that class segregation between schools are creating differences among the people and widening gaps among the thoughts.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103398696&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160314

A literate and educated Baluchistan is the government vision says Muhammad Khan Lehri

District Naseerabad: The Advisor to Chief Minister, Mr. Haji Muhammad Khan Lehri said at the inauguration ceremony of new building of High School at Dera Murad Jamali that the government has raised educational budget at a handsome level so that students can be blessed with education. He also said that the vision of Baluchi Government is to face challenges through education.

Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No. 3

Steps for the eradication of the ‘copy culture’ are appraisable says Taqri Abdul Qayoom

Khaliqabad Mankchar: Mr. Taqri Haji Abdul Qayoom, a tribal leader along with others applauded the efforts of examination center superintendent, Mr. Abdul Ghani Langho and his team for focusing on the eradication of copy culture will bring positive change in society and education system of the province.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/karachi/today/p6/story.php?param=naqil.jpg

DEO Qilla Abdullah snap visit to different schools; most of teachers were absent

District Qilla Abdullah: The DEO Female Qilla Abdullah Madam Zubaidah Sherani snap visited the schools and found most of teachers absent. She found 25 teachers absent in Government Girls High School Habibzai while children were playing in the ground. DEO said absenteeism of teachers will not be tolerated in any sense and legal actions will be taken against absent teachers.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-13-2016/Quetta/page6.asp

No compromise will be made on the security of educational institutions says Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar

District Quetta: The spokesperson Balochistan Government, Mr. Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar said after the Bacha Khan University attack, the security of educational institutions have become questionable. He said a special security policy is under process and will, after completion, provide fool-proof security to all education institutions. He added that all political parties and government officials are on a unanimous platform for countering this issue.

Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No. 3

Educational institutions have reached upto brinks of destruction: Dhadhar

District Kachhi: The Baluchistan Government calls for an educational emergency while th educational scenario in district Kachhi & Bolan is quite drastic. Basic facilities in dozen of schools are vanished e.g students are sitting on pavement, no drinking water and receiving education in some places under the open sky. High officials should take notice of such unorthodox conditions.

Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No. 6

Demand for an upgrade of all primary schools of Lasbela

District Lasbela: All historical primary schools of Lasbela should be upgraded so that the educational standard could be raised. Mr. Muhammad Saffar said Government of Baluchistan should focus on educational development and betterment.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/karachi/today/p2/story.php?param=darulam.jpg

Matriculation examinations under open skies and in the rain: BSO

District Quetta: The BSO Central Secretary General Mr. Munir Jalib said the billions of rupees sent as funds for the sake of schools and colleges went in the flow of corruption, saying the educational emergency in Baluchistan was a drama and source of earning for officials. Tyranny of fate are the Matriculation Examinations are going on in Baluchistan under the open skies in hardships of weather  but Baluchistan Government and Education department have not provided any substitutes for facing such hardships of weather. The BSO demanded to implement and expense all policies and funds in educational development in a just and transparent way.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-12-2016/Quetta/page2.asp

Educational system has completely destroyed: BSO

District Gawadar: Mr. Attique Baloch of BSO said students are living life of helplessness.  He said such dilapidation of Education department is showing negligence of the government and corruption of educational officials as school developmental funds are vanishing in the flow of corruption and mismanagement.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103394786&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160312

Master classes should be inaugurated in General Mousa College: Shia Conference

District Quetta: It is demanded in Shifa Conference that Master Degree classes should be inaugurated in General Mousa Degree College for propagation of education so that the youth can take advantage of the benefit. Sectarianism, barbarism and ignorance are prevailing in society which can be eradicated through education and a peaceful atmosphere can be created. 

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 8

Ghost schools & bogus teachers will be eliminated says an advisor of education

District Quetta: The Balochistan Government has stopped funds of 650 ghost schools and terminated 450 continuously absent teachers. The Provincial Secretary Education, Mr. Abdul Saboor kakar said hundreds of teachers are present who do not teach for even a single day and receiving salaries in their homes and many schools are present just on document while in reality there is no existence of such schools. He said ghost schools, bogus teachers and political based recruitments will be eliminated in the crackdown of Government.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 2


Physics paper leaked out, Superintendent and Clerk arrested

District Rahim Yar Khan: Mr. Akram Tararr, the Controller Examination Bahawalpur Board paid a snap visit at the Examination Centre at Sheikh Zayed Public School and found out that the superintendent and the other staff had opened the 10th class physics question paper and were involved in making pictures of the said paper for distribution. The Controller called in the police who arrested Mr. Javed Iqbal, the superintendent and Mr. Mohammed Hanif, the clerk and sent them to Jail.  The Controller announced the cancellation of the physics paper. The parents and students have shown anger over cancellation of the paper. 

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan. Page No. 8

Rain water blocks roads to schools

District Muzaffargarh:  The heavy rains have blocked the passages and roads to the educational institutions of Sultanpur and students are finding it hard to reach their schools and colleges because flooded roads. The citizens have appealed to the DCO Muzaffargarh to take notice of the situation.

Complete Story:  Daily Dunya, Multan. Page No. 9

School closed due to dangerous condition of the building

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The Government Higher Secondary School, Sakhi Sarwar has been closed down due to its building being extremely dangerous for the lives of the students.  The school was upgraded to a high school in 1975 and to a higher secondary school in 1993.  In 2014, a survey declared it a dangerous building, but was never repaired or reconstructed however it has now been closed down and consequently the local students have demanded that the school be given a new building.  

Complete Story:  Daily Dunya, Multan. Page No. 9

Substandard construction of school boundary walls and security posts

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The Residents of Taunsa Sharif have complained that the boundary walls and security check posts of several Schools of the Tehsil Taunsa Sharif have been constructed with poor quality material by the contractors in collaboration with the officials of the building department.  They have appealed that Authorities must take notice.    

Complete Story:  Daily Dunya, Multan. Page No. 6

Teacher involved in illegal activities threatens a citizen

District Rahim Yar Khan:  Mr. Ahmed Hussain, resident of Kayolan told the press that he gave an application to the Anti-Corruption Department against Mr. Mohammed Farooq, a teacher at Government High School, Mianwali Sheikhan Khanpur who is involved in illegal financial activities including money lending and running his own business instead of teaching at school.  Now the said teacher is giving threats to Ahmed Hussain. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan. Page No. 8

College without security arrangements, students scared

District Rajanpur: The Government Boys Degree College is without proper security arrangements.  It has a wall which is only 3 feet high and there is no barbed wire and barriers on the main gate and so students have to study in a constant fear.  The concerned citizens have demanded that authorities must take notice of the situation and make proper arrangements.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan. Page No. 2

Girls school still without a Principal, educational activities affected

District Muzaffargarh: The Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Saitpur has been without a principal, for the past eleven years and it has affected the education activities very badly.  The girls are forced to go to private academies for their education.  The parents of the girls have demanded that the authorities must appoint a permanent Principal at the school.

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

Class 9 Examinations to begin from 17th March

District Bahawalpur:  The Examinations of Class 9 under the Bahawalpur Board are going to begin from 17th March 2016.  The Board Authorities said that the roll number slips have been dispatched to the home addresses of the candidates and those that did not receive any could download from the Board website. 

Complete Story: Daily Pakistan, Multan. Page No. 8

71 Primary schools to be handed over to private sector

District Rahim Yar Khan:  The Government of the Punjab has decided to hand over about 71 government primary schools to the private sector due to their poor results. The fees of the students will be paid by the Punjab Education Foundation and the rest of the income and expenditures will be handled by the owners of the schools. 

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan. Page No. 2

Population of 10000 without a school

District Muzaffargarh: Mouza Kunderwal has a population of 10000 people but is without all basic facilities like a school, a dispensary and a post office. The Literacy level among men is only 10% and zero% amongst women. Residents have appealed the authorities to provide the area with school and other basic facilities.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan. Page No. 10

New school building constructed with poor material

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The newly constructed school building of Government Primary School Norraywali has been constructed with substandard material by an engineer of the Building Department.  The residents of the area have appealed the authorities to take action against the contractor and the engineer.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan. Page No. 2

School boundary wall collapsed, 2 girls killed

District Bhakkur: The boundary wall and a house collapsed due to severe rains which killed 2 girls while 2 other girls were severely injured.  The incident occurred in Chak No.83/ML where the school boundary wall of Government Girls Primary was collapsed.  

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan. Page No. 8


Other cadre’s teachers continue protest

District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre held protest before District Session Court, for releasing of their salary.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130372151&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160314

School building turned to haunted house

District Khairpur Mir: The building of Government Boys High School Masan Wada has become a haunted house due to no repairing for years, even the furniture and other necessary materials are fading away.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130372022&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160314


NTS pass teachers protest over the withholding of salary

District Dadu: The NTS pass 137 teachers held protest over the withholding of salary for the past 13 months.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130372014&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160314


Sindh education is being ruined says Safdar Korai

District Khairpur Mirs: The President JSSF Sindh, Mr. Safdar Korai has said that Sindh’s education is being deliberately ruined by the government and has announced to start a movement against the rising ‘copy culture’.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130372215&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160314

Land lords grab three government schools

District Nawabshah: The local land lords of Taluka Hussain Bux Murree have grabbed the buildings of Government Mirzo Khan Chandio, Village Muhammad Ibrahim Khan Nuhri and Village Piyaro Marree, turning the buildings into animal farms, storage houses and sitting places.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130372102&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160314

Teachers disappearing from schools, education department silent

District Mirpurkhas: Most of the government teachers remain absent from government schools and seem busy in opening private schools, affecting the education at high level. The education department Jhudo is silent to take any action against the ghost teachers and work for improvement of education.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-03-14/news/page2/1%20(11).htm

Girl’s school shut for past four months

District Mirpurkhas: The Government Girls School, village Ghulam Muhammad Lighari has been dysfunctional for the last four months due to carelessness of the higher authorities and unavailability of teachers.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-03-14/news/page2/1%20(14).htm


More than ten schools dysfunctional in Kasbo

District Dadu: More than ten government school buildings are dysfunctional for the past six years, whereas number of other schools are under the control of local landlords and turned into storage houses and animal farms. The teachers get salary at homes with the support of their supervisors.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-03.jpg

Sindh University promotes teachers to professors against HEC criteria

Jamshoro: The University of Sindh Jamshoro has promoted the two teachers to professors by not following HEC criteria. Mr. Nimatullah Shah and Mr. Dr. Abdul Sattar Shah were promoted, despite low research papers.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_14032016020919.jpg

Need to root out ‘copy culture’ says Hanif Bhatti

District Tando Muhammad Khan: The DDO and Principal Government High School Tando Muhammad Khan, Mr. Muhammad Hanif Bhatti has said that there is dire need to eradicate copy culture from the society.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_14032016021402.jpg

Girls did not get scholarship stipend

District Nawabshah: Hundreds of Girls, from six to class ten, are still deprived of getting scholarship stipend amount. The parents have demanded from Education Department to take notice of the issue.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_14032016021402.jpg

Primary School dysfunctional since long time

District Khairpur Mir: The Government Primary School, village Nazeer Bux Junejo is dysfunctional since long time, due to carelessness of the higher authorities, leaving 200 students deprived of getting Primary Education.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Mar/14-03-2016/Page11/P11-12.jpg

Only 25% budget is utilized out 4 arab: Special Secretary Education

District Sijawal: The Special Secretary for Education, Mr. Zakir Hussain Shah has said while book distribution ceremony in Sijawal that only 25 percent School budget is utilized, out of 4 arab rupees, whereas the remaining is lapsed.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130371780&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160313

Protest continued against grabbing of school plot

District Dadu: The School Bachayo Committee continues strike against the local land mafia on attempt to capture the Government School Plot.

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Teachers continue protest over nonpayment of salary

District Khairpur Mir: The teachers of other cadre continued protest against stoppage of salary for the last 39 months declaring that no officer has visited them during protest to ensure releasing of salary.

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NTS Pass Teachers protest over nonpayment of salary

District Nushehro Feroz: The NTS test pass teachers from City Chino have demanded from the Secretary Education and Education Minister for releasing of salary.

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Number of Schools dysfunctional in Kot Ghulam Muhammad

District Mirpur Khas: Most of the schools are reported to be dysfunctional in Kot Ghulam Muhammad, due to huge corruption of Dos and Taluka Education Officers. Biometric system is found useless, when numbers of teachers are getting salary at homes, without attending schools. The education department is shows schools running in the record only.

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School building in ruined condition

District Khairpur Mir: The Students of Government Boys Primary School, village Nabi Khan Meo sit under trees, due to crumbling condition of the building.

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Students organize rally in favor of College Principal

District Larkana: The Students Action Committee held a rally in favor of Principal of the Government Degree College Larkana, declaring that SPLA illegally protest against the Principal.

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Hunger strike against capturing of school plot

District Dadu: The School Bachayo Action Committee organized a hunger strike the land mafia, on capturing of plot of Government School.

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Girls Primary School dysfunctional for past 21 years

District Khairpur Mirs: The Government Girls Primary School, village Mehar Ali Khero is dysfunctional for the last 21 years, due to carelessness of the higher authorities. The school is running in government record, while teacher’s salaries are drawn.

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