14th March 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Interventions in duties during matric examinations, Assistant controller of Peshawar Board dismissed

Elementary and Secondary Education Department KPK, on complaint of chairman Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Peshawar, has dismissed controller examination, Malik Maqsood due to certain interventions in teacher’s duties during matric examinations.

Complete Story:https://jang.com.pk/print/282394-todays-print-city-news

 

Protest warning given to take back decision of Co-Education in Primary schools

Teachers Association KPK has disapproved of the decision to establish a co-education in primary schools. They have warned that if the decision is not taken back till 25th March, then teachers will protest in front of certain agencies all over the province.

Complete Story:https://jang.com.pk/print/282401-todays-print-city-news

 

Parents Day at City District Degree College

Annual Parents Day was held at City District Government Degree College for Women, where the principal, Nighat Shaheen, praised a year long list of achievements of her students.

Complete Story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104080891&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170314     

 

Free books distributed by Haq Foundation at Rampura Gate

Haq Foundation distributed free books to dozens of students living near Rampura Gate, Peshawar.

Complete Story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104080880&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170314

 

Balochistan

 

Alif Ailaan organises event regarding improvement of education

Alif Ailaan launched Vol III of their report ‘Powering Pakistan for the 21st Century’ in different provincial capitals. In Quetta, the team of Alif Ailaan delivered the message that the quality of maths and science education in the country needs our utmost attention.

Complete Story:https://jang.com.pk/print/282279-todays-print

 

Students are being harassed in the name of investigation: Balochistan Student Front (BSF)

One of the representatives of BSF said that the behaviour of Chairman Committee and Assistant Secretary Intermediate Board on students in very unfair.

Complete Story:https://jang.com.pk/print/282131-todays-print-city-news

 

QCB to set up schools, colleges, hospital
The Quetta Cantonment Board (QCB) plans to set up separate schools and colleges for boys and girls and a hospital for civilians living in its housing scheme.The schools would be set up in the first phase and colleges in the second, QCB Chief Executive Imran Gulzar said in a meeting with members of the Quetta Chamber of Small Traders and Industries (QCSTI).
Complete Story:http://reliefweb.int/report/pakistan/qcb-set-schools-colleges-hospital



GB/FATA/AJK

 

Girls Primary School destroyed by bomb blast in Bara

Government Primary School for Girls in district Bara has been destroyed by terrorists and no loss of life was reported.

Complete Story:https://jang.com.pk/print/282538-todays-print  

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-14/page-1/detail-10

 

Federal

COAS terms education a national priority
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday termed education a national priority of Pakistan and said that Pakistan Army will do its best to provide whole hearted support towards attainment of national objective.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/14-Mar-2017/coas-terms-education-a-national-priority
Complete Story:https://www.geo.tv/latest/134098-College-Students-from-Pakistans-remote-areas-call-on-Chief-of-Army-Staff
Complete Story: http://dunyanews.tv/en/Pakistan/378860-COAS-terms-youth-as-Pakistans-most-precious-asset
Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/03/13/students-call-on-coas-bajwa/
Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/03/13/coas-exhorts-youth-to-contribute-to-national-integration-development/
Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/192049-Students-meet-Army-Chief-General-Qamar-Bajwa

Govt evolves plan for early childhood development
First-ever national conference on early childhood will be held here on March 27-28 to promote holistic and healthy growth of teenagers as well as providing them quality education at the primary and middle level.
Complete Story:http://pakobserver.net/govt-evolves-plan-for-early-childhood-development/

CADD Ministry plans to set up 8 new model colleges in capital
A plan has been evolved to construct 8 new model colleges, a degree college, home economics college, 5 model schools and 4 montessori schools in rural and urban areas of federal capital.
Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/03/13/cadd-ministry-plans-to-set-up-8-new-model-colleges-in-capital/

OPF BoD for setting up primary schools in FATA, SWA
Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Riaz Hussain Pirzada Monday said the Board of Director of Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (BoD OPF) had resolved to set up primary schools, one each in the agency headquarters in Federally Administrated Tribal Area (FATA) including South Waziristan Agency (SWA).
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/opf-bod-for-setting-up-primary-schools-in-fata-swa/

Ahsan Iqbal stresses on need for maturity in personality of students
Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal Monday stressed on the need for maturity in personality of students which can come through scientific edification.
Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/2017/03/13/339091/ahsan-iqbal-stresses-on-need-for-maturity-in-personality-of-students/

Fees returning scheme: 28,592 students get registered

According to the Prime Minister Youth Program, the last phase of giving back fees to high achiever students coming from low-income backgrounds has led to 28,592 registrations.

Complete Story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104080218&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170314  

 

Apart from studies, students should also focus on extracurricular activities: Chairman CADD

CADD Minister, Tariq Fazal Chaudhary said that students are an asset for this country and apart from studies, they should also focus on extracurricular activities.

Complete Story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104080226&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170314  

 

Apart from other subjects, students should also learn about religion: Principal Dar-e-Arqam Schools

Principal Dar-e-Arqam Schools, Miss Samreen, said that our schools equip children to compete in this world and also teach them about Islam as well.

Complete Story:https://www.dailyjinnah.com/punjab/main.php?action=epaper&id=main&page=2&dt=14-03-2017

 

Punjab

Special secy school education made OSD
Special Secretary School Education Imran Sikander has been made Officer on Special Duty (OSD), due to his nomination for a training course. In this regard, Services & General Administration Department (S&GAD) has issued a notification on Monday.
Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/192156-Special-secy-school-education-made-OSD

Opposition ends boycott, Private schools will not increase fees by more than 5% annually

The opposition has ended its 4-day boycott due to a bill being approved that will not allow private schools to increase their fee for more than 5% annually.

Complete Story:http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-14/page-3/detail-8

https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104080233&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170314

 

Sindh

Education dept official held, Rs285m for fake appointments recovered
The National Accountability Bureau Sunday arrested an official of the Sindh Education Department and seized his possessions valued at around Rs 285 million. In a statement issued here by the NAB’s spokesman, Deputy Director Rizwan Soomro said it had been informed that BPS-16 Office Superintendent Bachu Mal was arrested from his residence near the Central Prison.The accused was a key player in the illegal appointments in District Education Department of Mirpurkhas.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/education-dept-official-held-rs285m-for-fake-appointments-recovered/

Protest to reopen schools in Umerkot

People from different areas in district Umerkot protested to reopen a girl’s school in the area which has been closed for months.

Complete Story:https://jang.com.pk/print/282276-todays-print

 

Matric Examinations will be held on schedule: Controller Examinations

Despite the Census, Matric Examinations will be held on schedule i.e 28th March, said examination controller, Dr Masarwar Ahmedzai.

Complete Story:https://jang.com.pk/print/282281-todays-print

 

Provide cars to centres of special children and social welfare offices: Shamim Mumtaz

Provincial Minister for Social Welfare, Shamim Mumtaz said that there are 18 centres for special children in the province and cars should be provided to them to pick and drop these children.

Complete Story:https://jang.com.pk/print/282291-todays-print

 

Tandowaliyar: Oath taking ceremony of All Pakistan Schools Management Association, Sindh

An oath taking ceremony of All Pakistan Schools Management Association took place in district Tandowaliyar. Chief Guest of the event was president of the association, Khalid Shah.

Complete Story:https://jang.com.pk/print/282288-todays-print

 

Prize distribution ceremony at Government Degree College

On Saturday, Government Degree College Stadium Road held a prize distribution ceremony and a farewell event for students of class 12th.

Complete Story:https://jang.com.pk/print/282286-todays-print

 

Apart from other subjects, students should also pay attention to religion: Aun Naqvi

While addressing the students of Madrassa Mehdiya Taleem-ul-Quran in Gulistan Johar, Maulana Muhammad Aun Naqvi said our children should focus on other subjects, as well as religious studies as well.

Complete Story:https://jang.com.pk/print/282284-todays-print  

 

Inter-board: Copies of exam papers of 12,000 students given to Anti-Corruption Department

Board of Higher Secondary Education has given examination copies of 12,000 students who achieved ‘A’ grades in their examinations.

Complete Story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104079522&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170314

 

Training of security guards for schools and other departments completed

DPO Retired Captain Mustansar Feroze said that due to the current situation of the country, security guards have been appointed in schools and other organisations.

Complete Story: https://www.dailyjinnah.com/punjab/main.php?action=epaper&id=main&page=3&dt=14-03-2017

 

Education is a unique gear that never becomes rusty: Riaz Shahid

Education is a unique gear that never becomes rusty and only through education, a country can progress and education is something that is important for everyone, regardless of a person’s sect and caste.

Complete Story: https://www.dailyjinnah.com/punjab/main.php?action=epaper&id=main&page=3&dt=14-03-2017  


Editorials/ Op-eds

Social media hashtags won’t help educational reform. Unplug if you want to bring about actual change
http://nation.com.pk/blogs/14-Mar-2017/social-media-hashtags-won-t-help-educational-reform-unplug-if-you-want-to-bring-about-actual-change

SDG, STEM and PSL
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1354351/sdg-stem-psl/

Salima Begum: Inspirational Global Teacher Award nominee
http://nation.com.pk/featured/14-Mar-2017/salima-begum-pakistan-s-inspirational-global-teacher-award-nominee