Lakki students stage demo against teachers shortage
The students of government higher secondary school Abakhel here on Tuesday held a protest demonstration against shortage of teachers. The students gathered on Lakki-Tajazai road near district headquarters hospital to lodge their protest against the shortage of teachers in their school.
KP CM’s adviser visits schools for special students
Advisor to the Chief Minister on Social Welfare and Women Empowerment Mehar Taj Roghani along with Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), UK president, Shergil Khan Malik visited institutes for special persons on Tuesday.
Workshop on ‘Outcome-Based Education System’
A two-day international workshop on Outcome-Based Education (OBE) System in coordination with Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) will be held at University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Peshawar from October 29-30, 2015.
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Staff protests against 'corruption' in Mardan varsity projects
The Academic Staff Association of the Abdul Wali Khan University here on Tuesday boycotted the classes and organised a protest camp on the premises of the varsity to protest alleged mismanagement, nepotism and corruption.
Unmerited postings at Gomal University
Dr Mirza Jaan said that Vice Chancellor has selected his relative in the merit list for the post of professor in department of Communications which is unjust.
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FIR against teacher
Teachers violently treated a student and brutally injured him. The parents registered a FIR against the teacher for treating the student violently.
Students of Archaeology Department feel deceived by Hazara varsity
The Department of Archaeology, Hazara University, Mansehra has allegedly deceived its students by backtracking from its earlier commitment to award them international degree in heritage management, according to sources.
CM urges students to go for higher education
Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has exhorted the youth to benefit from the educational environment the government has created in the province to ensure their bright future. Speaking at a cheque distribution ceremony under the Prime Minister`s Fee Reimbursement Programme at Turbat University on Tuesday, he asked students to concentrate on obtaining higher education instead of looking for minor jobs.
UN aims to raise awareness about SDGs among Pakistan`s youth
In a new campaign aiming to raise awareness among Pakistani youth about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030, the United Nations (UN) will write their values across school walls so that schoolchildren may always remember them and share them with others.
New bill will require vaccination records for school admissions
One out of 10 children in Pakistan dies before the age of five because parents are reluctant to vaccinate them. To remedy the situation, parents should be required to submit vaccination records at schools at the time of admission.
AIOU inks MoU with South Korean university
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and Kongju National University, South Korea, signed an MoU for developing exchange programmes for students and academicians and assisting each other in relevant academic fields for their mutual benefit.
UOL lauds SIL for producing quality law graduates
The University of London (UOL) has lauded a Pakistani institute, School of International Law (SIL), for its momentous contribution in quality educational services. In these troubled times of Pakistan's international image, a Pakistani institute, School of International Law (SIL) has emerged as a symbol of dedication and commitment by achieving two of its female students in the top ten distinction holders in the UOL law examinations held around the globe recently.
Rootsians celebrate International Day of the Girl Child
The students of Government Primary School for Girls, Kothan Kalan, were invited at Roots Ivy, DHA-1, to celebrate UN International Day of the Girl Child 2015 with compassion, enthusiasm, pride and appreciation to acknowledge girls as a population that face grave challenges including gender inequality and violence, child labour, early marriage, discrimination at home and to promote girl child rights.
Parking canopy donated to G-6/3 boys college
Minister of State for Capital Administration & Development Division (CADD) Barrister Usman Ibrahim, along with CADD Additional Secretary Malik Qaiser Majeed, visited the Islamabad College for Boys (ICB), G-6/3, on Tuesday. On the occasion, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Atif Ikram Sheikh donated a canopy for school's parking area.
HEC organises conference to identify key areas for human resource development
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) organised a one-day conference titled ‘National Human Resource Development Plan (2015-2025) -- Visualising Socio-Economic Growth of Pakistan’ here on Tuesday. Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Professor Ahsan Iqbal was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony.
POF Chief lays foundation stone of varsity hostel and library
Lt Gen Omar Mahmood Hayat, HI(M), Chairman POF Board and Chairman Board of Governors, University of Wah, laid the foundation stone of a boys hostel and library for University of Wah yesterday.
QAU, Agahi team up to promote research
Quaid-e-Azam University Department of Defence and Strategic Studies and Agahi on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote research. Agahi is creating a network of institutional and individual relationships in the country that will facilitate and conduct futures research in support for the Pakistan Foresight Initiative.In its pilot phase, the academic partnership with the department aims at creating quality research work through Dr Inayatullah Fellowship Programme on Peace and Technology.
Socio-economic: Pakistan aims to have 10,000 PhD scholars by 2025
The Planning, Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday stressed that over a decade from now Pakistan needs to have at least 10,000 PhDs. To assist students in this regard the government also launched a programme — Technology Innovation Fund — that provides grants to researchers and encourages the youth to innovate.
Baligh establishes SDGs Cell at Ministry of Education
Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Baligh-ur-Rehman on Tuesday made a Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cell in the Ministry of Education. Minister of State vowed to meet these goals within the given period of time, while signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UNICEF recently, said a news release on Tuesday.
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Rights of women, girls top priority of government: Pervaiz Rashid
Promoting and preserving rights of girls and women are the government's top most priority and "we shall strongly endeavour for their empowerment and development," said Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Law, Justice and Human Rights Senator Pervez Rashid while launching Plan International's 'State of the Girls Report -- 'The Unfinished Business of Girls' Rights' on the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child, says a press release.
President directs public sector universities to focus on research
President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday directed the heads of the public sector federally chartered universities to focus on research, noting that this sector was neglected over the last many decades. Addressing heads of the public sector federally chartered universities at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, he said “Research is an important factor in the progress of nations.” The President said that adoption of Urdu as the official language was a correct decision.
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HEC drafts policy on dual-degree programmes
To avoid another COMSATS dual-degree programme-like situation in the future, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) is expected to present a new policy on dual-degree programmes for its commission in its next meeting. `We are receiving input from universities on the draft policy. If consensus is reached we will present it before the commission for the final decision,` HEC chairperson Dr Mukhtar Ahmed said.
IIU, AIU agree on cooperation
International Islamic University (IIU) and Ashrafia Islamic University (AIU) Lahore have agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation, including Arabic courses, while IIU will offer cooperation for the launch of such courses.
Action against headmasters for students’ dropout
More than 30 percent drop out of boys and girl students in the government schools would not be tolerated and heads of such schools would be taken to task, District Education Officer Secondary Rai Muhammad Irshad said here. While visiting different high schools in the district he said that action under the PIDA Act would be taken against head teachers of those schools where 30 percent dropout is found and they would be transferred to far off places.
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Spelling Bee pool rounds conclude
The Faisalabad pool rounds of DAWN In Education Spelling Bee Competition 2015 concluded here on Tuesday at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad auditorium.
M.Phil thesis allowance increased
Punjab University (PU) administration has increased the M.Phil thesis allowance from Rs 5,000 to Rs 7,500 on the demand of varsity's Academic Staff Association. This was informed during the PU Academic Staff Association’s executive council meeting with Vice- Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran on Tuesday.
For the disabled: Minister says 28,850 special students enrolled
Minister for Special Education Asif Saeed Manhais said on Tuesday that 28,850 special students – 18,546 boys and 10,304 girls – had been enrolled in institutions set up by the Special Education Department.
Government investing on education
Provincial Education minister said that government is spending all of their resources to education sector. Government is providing computer labs to schools. Minister visited Attock to monitor the dengue safety activities.
Tehrik e Iltawa Kar for computer labs
MPA Naheed Naeem has submitted Tahrik e iltawa Kar for computer labs and computer training at schools. She said that the lack of computer teachers could not be fulfilled after two years.
Protest by private schools
Joint Action Committee Private Schools protested for exemption of Tax. They hold the protest with play cards and boards. They said that almost 80% private schools are working in some rented buildings therefore their taxes should be reduced.
Academic body objects to ITU VC appointment
The Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association has said the public-sector general universities have been deprived of representation in the Punjab Higher Education Commission after the appointment of the Information Technology University vice chancellor.
LUMS hosts South Asian Libraries Conference 2015
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) hosted the prestigious South Asian Libraries Conference (SALC 2015) from October 12-13, 2015, which was inaugurated by Education Minister, Rana Mashood. Dr. Sohail Naqvi, Vice Chancellor, LUMS spoke at the opening ceremony and mentioned the importance of localized research and of “finding solutions for the South Asian region from within."
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Another batch of parents move SHC against school fee hike
The Sindh High Court on Tuesday directed the provincial authorities and others to file their comments on yet another constitutional petition against the administration of a private school for charging enhanced fee from students. The petition was filed by the parents of as many as 121 pupils who said that the administration of Generations School had increased the school fee and it had become all the more difficult for them to get their children educated from private schools.
Institute set up in name of German scientist
University of Karachi (UoK) International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) has setup a research institute in the name of famous Pakistan-friendly German scientist, Prof. Wolfgang Voelter. This was stated by Director ICCBS-UoK Prof. Dr M. Iqbal Choudhary while talking to a delegation of scientists at UoK HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, Tuesday.
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France wants to work on education sector with Pakistan. There are almost 140 post-graduate students studying at Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug research, Karachi University.
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Compiling applications against private schools
In a hearing on private school fees the Sindh High Court said to compile all applications from different district against private schools. Court said to have hearing on 20th October on this issue.
Violence on teachers
A student committed violence on head master and teachers on punishment for coming late to school. The other teachers tried to resolve the issue.
Imperatives for development by Dr. Atta ur Rehman
In this new world order, science, technology and innovation are the key drivers for socio-economic development. The world has become divided into two halves, those that are investing massively in quality education, science, technology and are taking appropriate measures to promote innovation, and those that are trapped in low value added economies, relying largely on low value added agricultural goods for exports. Pakistan belongs to the latter.
Language policy in higher education — II
The results of the three major nationwide research studies conducted by the author during the last 10 years (2005-2015), funded by Aga Khan University and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) as well as Punjab government and Beaconhouse National University (BNU) on language planning and higher education, english and employment, and successful women educators of Punjab are insightful in terms of the gap between the current de jure and de facto language policy, academic outcomes, sociocultural outcomes and the failure of not addressing the issues of access and equity as well as development.
Bhagsar: a model public school by Rasul Bakhsh Rais
The school mentioned in the headline is a government high school in the most backward district of Punjab — Rajanpur. The district, for administrative and political reasons that have roots in the social order, is at the lowest end of the social development index in the province. This school was established decades before the independence of the country, and I have known it since my childhood days.
Letters to the Editor
Co-education in Pakistan
Co education remained controversial issue in Pakistan. In Educational institutions of Pakistan there are two types of thoughts for Co-education; one type is in the favour of Co education while the other one is not. The institutions which favour Co-education system say that this system is very useful. They give many arguments in support of their views.
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Where are the scholarships?
I want to draw the attention of the concerned authorities that it is not to get even a little scholarship on 82% marks and the scholarship available is of Bait-ul-Maal or HEC and are all need based! Where are the merit scholarships?
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The presence of ghost teachers has led to 5,000 schools being closed in Sindh. This is a really shameful state of affairs. Teachers are supposed to be guides that can help children learn and prosper in life through educating them.
Raids on Jamrud schools; 5 teachers found absent; show cause notice issued
Jamrud: The Assistant Political Agent Hamza Saif-ul-Islam raided schools on the complaints received from the general public & five teachers were found absent from their duties. According to him the absent teachers were served a show cause notice and if their reply is not found to be satisfactory then strict disciplinary action will be taken against them. The Assistant Political Agent said staff absence from their duty will not be tolerated.
Private school teacher tortured student
Swabi: The private school teacher tortured a student and caused wounds. The parents lodged an FIR against the teacher after protest against the happening. According to the sources teacher Akhtar Ameen of the Pakistan International Public School & College meted out corporal punishment to his student Musa Khan of Maneri Payan over a very ordinary thing which caused wounds on his finger nail and started bleeding & student was rushed to the hospital. The parents & relatives strictly condemned the behavior of the teacher.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 3
Open University girls & boys students in examinations facing serious difficulties
Peshawar: Due to negligence of staff of the Allama Iqbal Open University girls and boys students have been facing difficulties. The student’s precious time is being wasted in finding their roll numbers. During the exams papers were given to them nearly 1.30 hours late. The students also faced disturbance. Students demanded from the Vice Chancellor Ilama Iqbal Open University to take disciplinary action against the negligence & poor performance of its staff.
Complete Story: Daily Subah, Peshawar, Page No. 3
Education Department Shangla should focus on Education
Shangla: The District Shangla PTI Leader & Ex General Secretary Shamsher Ali Khan said the education department of District Shangla should correct its direction; otherwise we would launch a strong protest against them. He criticized the department that he given recently advertisement for PST & District Shangla in which two Tehsil Kana & Bashaam totally neglected.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 5
Demand to depute vocational educational & training officer in Jamrud
Barra: The political leaders of Barra demanded from government to depute vocational educational & training officer of FATA Development Authority in Khyber Agency or Jamrud instead of Peshawar Hayatabad. The political & social leader Sohail Ahmad said FATA Development Authority Skills Development programs totally fail.
Staff transfers from the F.R. Jandola Government College, question mark on future of the students
Tank: The transfer of the staff of the Government College for males & females, F.R. Jandola to other colleges is playing with the future of their college students. The education system has stagnated and the area’s public and students are seriously concerned.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 8
Government claims for education go in vain
Dargai: The provincial government claims about the education totally fall down. In the previous government of the ANP approved two higher secondary schools for the Ikram Pur area but the present government put this approved plan in cold storage.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No. 3
Basic facilities missing in Schools of Shabqadar
Shabqadar: The basic facilities are missing in most schools of Shabqadar. There are no cleaning systems in these schools. There is no additional security in any school of the area. The education department high officials only give vilification to the teachers when they demand basic facilities for these schools. More than 50% schools are missing water and furniture facilities. The officials of the education only make promises but practical work is totally ignored.
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Scientific equipments should be provided in Babar Shore School Pasni
District Gawadar: Examination Hall and scientific equipments should be provided in recently upgraded High School Babar Shore due to unavailability of examination hall and scientific equipment to the students. The Civil society and area residents raised their voices against issues and demanded from the government releases funds for this immediately.
Schools established but staff could not be posted: Sanaullah Khosa
District Jaffarabad: Landlord of Bhand Union Council Mr. Mir Sanaullah Khosa & UC Chairman Mr. Mir Safiullah Khosa said late MPA Handerri Maseh constructed girls schools in village Ali Murad but yet staff could not be deputed by the Government in schools. Due to unavailability of teachers the education situation is becoming worse by the day in the area.
Assistant Commissioner Hub visits HRC & Boys High School Wandir
Somyani Wandir: The Assistant Commissioner Hub Mr. Naeem paid a surprise visit too the Boys High School & HRC Wandir, he checked the attendance of the teachers and visited classrooms, all teachers were present at the time. He expressed his satisfaction over the performance of the Headmaster Mr. Abdul Sattar.
Inclusion of non-local candidates in NTS merit list is crime
District Kech: A Social activist of Dasht Mr. Zahid Hussain Dashti and others said inclusion of non-local candidates in NTS merit list is a crime and is unjust with the union council candidates. They said CM Balochistan has ordered to the vacancies to be filled on a union council basis while NTS employees have wrongly included candidates from different areas in their merit list. They demanded the DC of Turbat take strong action against these fake domicile holders.
Scholarship system should be started for poor students
District Lasbela: Mr. Mansoor Ahmed Soomro said due to financial crises poor students are unable to continue their education so a monthly scholarship system should be launched by the government to incline poor children towards education and make it accesible. He said such schemes should be introduced up to the primary level in early stages. He said this will encourage poor parents to ornament their children with education.
Teacher is a precious gift; pay salute to Education propagators
District Quetta: Mr. Mir Jan Muhammad Buledi, Mr. Ishaque Baloch and others while addressing a seminar conducted by the Health & Rural Development Department on topic the of “Teachers respect for sustainable development of society” and said that teachers are torch bearers for society, teachers alleviate a nation from ignorance to a bright future. They said the deserved position in society should be given to teachers.
Torture on Baluchistan University students is condemnable: BSO
District Quetta: Mr. Javeed Baloch Central Organiser of Baloch Student Organization condemned arresting of BSF President and torture over innocent students in Balochistan University. He said administration and VC collectively are taking revenge from students who raise their voice against corruption by deploying forces in university; he said it is a tactic of the University administration to cover their irregularities and corruption to divert their minds of students and general public by torture and deploying forces in the University.
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Three madrassah students missing for past two days
District Dera Ghazi Khan: Three madrassah students are missing for the past 2 days, their parents are in a miserable condition. The children went to Jamia Farooqia and never came back. The parents fear that the kids have been kidnapped.
Complete Story: Daily Pakistan, Multan, Page No.2
Absentee headmaster, educational and administrative affairs of high school deteriorating
District Muzaffargarh: The Educational and administrative affairs at the Government Boys High School Basir are deteriorating because of the habitual absentee headmaster of the said school; parents have appealed to the EDO Muzaffargarh to take notice of the situation.
Complete Story: Daily Pakistan, Multan, Page No.2
200,000 children of D.G Khan out of school
District Dera Ghazi Khan: Shabkhaiz Shibli, District Coordinator of Alif Ailaan told in a seminar that 200,000 children of Dera Ghazi Khan are out of schools. He also said that 60 per cent children of Class 2 cannot speak Urdu properly, and 50 children cannot read English properly.
Complete Story: Daily Pakistan, Multan Page No.2
2005 Earthquake harmed education badly
District Rajanpur: Brigadier Mr. Sajid Naeem, Head of National Institute of Disaster Management, told in a seminar that the earthquake of 2005 had harmed the education process in Pakistan because 18,000 students and 900 qualified teachers had died.
Complete Story: Daily Pakistan, Multan, Page No.2
145 teachers, 30 Guards absent and 48 Schools closed
District Rajanpur: During the inspection visits of Rajanpur school during the month of September, 145 teachers, 30 security guards were absent and 48 schools were found closed by the inspection teams. The Student presence was only 55 per cent.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 8
DG Khan Schools lack Teachers and other basic Facilities
District Dera Ghazi Khan: Most Schools of Dera Ghazi Khan do not have sufficient teachers and basic facilities like boundary wall, library, computer labs, clean drinking water and furniture.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 8
70 percent children leave Schools due to high fees
District Rahim Yar Khan: The Civil Society members while talking to press said that 70 per cent children of South Punjab leave Schools due to heavy fees and the Government Schools are not able to provide Education to all the Children.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 10
Sports Gala held at School
District Rahim Yar Khan: A sports gala was held at the Govt. Lab Public School Khanpur, Principal Elementary College Khanpur was the chief guest.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 2
Protest on call of GSTA in District Qamber
District Qamber: The High School Teachers from Qamber protested on the call of GSTA before Press Club and raised slogans against Secretary Education. They claim the Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho to be acting contrary to promoting education in Sindh.
Primary school closed for six months
District Larkana: The Government Primary School Barani Mugheri has been nonfunctional for the last six months due to the carelessness of the Education Department. It was declared that two female teachers got themselves transferred owing to the closure of the school and since then no other teachers have been appointed; higher authorities have been informed of this but they haven’t responded as yet.
School wall collapsed on students; one died
District Qamber Shahdadkot: Five students got injured due to a primary school wall collapsing near Wagan city; whereas one student has died. The parents told media that higher authorities were informed about the condition of the school, but no steps were taken for repairing the damage.
No teacher will be left without biometric verification: TEO Johi
District Dadu: The Taluka Education Officer Johi Mr. Nazir Ahmed Larik has said that no teacher would be left behind without biometric verification in johi taluka. He has directed the teachers not to consult any private agent for biometric verification, because the process is running with government free of cost.
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Anti-corruption raided on Education office Shahdadpur
District Sanghar: The anti-corruption team had a surprise visit of education office Shahdadpur and took away record of twenty years. It was declared that steps will be taken against illegal appointments after investigation of the record.
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Protest for construction of school roof
District Matiyari: The residents of village Sahab Sama protested for construction of school roof. They declared that school building has been crumbling since months and have informed higher authorities, but response is nil.
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School building torn down by a local landlord
District Ghotki: The Building of Government Primary School Saleem Abad is destroyed by the local land lord. On contact, Taluka Education Officer said that he was transferred recently and he was unaware of the matter, but he has ensured to investigate the matter deeply.
International challenges can be faced through education: Education Minister
Karachi: The Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said that international challenges can only be faced with education; education is the need of the hour and that should be spread amongst the masses to boost their abilities.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-10-14/page-2
Main Primary School Bandhi in crumbling condition
District Sijawal: The main Primary School Bandhi is in shambles; pieces from its roof are falling daily; student lives are in danger. Headmaster of the school has demanded the responsible authorities to take notice of the building and get it repaired.
More than 600 students’ education affected due to cracked school buildings
District Qamber Shahdadkot: The buildings of Government Primary School village Wada Seelra and Kor Daato have been destroyed due to carelessness of education department. Due to cracking of buildings, more than 600 students have been kept from getting an education. Higher authorities have been informed many times, but no response has been given yet.
16 Primary Teachers transferred; DRO rejected the orders
District Sukkur: Sixteen primary teachers were transferred due to breeching of laws of election commission. But DRO took notice of the issue and rejected the orders.