14th November 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Official report says Hazara University administration failed to defuse student clash

Despite the mounting tension between two student groups at the Hazara University, after a clash on November 2, a report submitted to the provincial government by the local authorities maintained that the varsity administration had played no role to defuse the situation, a source told The News.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-14-2016/page2.asp

Hazara Varsity teacher arrested for defrauding colleagues

Police have arrested a professor of Hazara University for defrauding his colleagues in the name of allotment of plots at a non-existence colony. Police said that Prof Fazal Akbar with the help of his accomplice Prof Khan Afsar deprived employees of Hazara University of Rs280 million.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=14_11_2016_182_007

 

Frequent change of heads brings Higher Education Department to a standstill

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Higher Education Department has witnessed a change of seven administrative secretaries during the past two years, which has brought official work at the department to a standstill.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=14_11_2016_181_008

 

Teacher accuses VC Hazara University, Registrar of illegal confinement

A woman associate professor on Friday moved a local court seeking registration of the first information report (FIR) against the vice-chancellor and registrar of the Hazara University on the charge of her illegal confinement.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-12-2016/page2.asp

 

Students and teachers stage protest

Students and teachers of Government Primary School Chamkani have staged a protest outside EDO office Peshawar .The have demanded that the rent of the school building be paid by school administration since it has put studies on hold indefinitely.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-11-12/page-3

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Hazara University to reopen on Monday

After remaining closed for nearly 11 days, Hazara University (HU) is set to resume its academic activities from Monday November 14, official sources said on Friday.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611120070&EN_ID=11201611120026&EMID=11201611120011

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Finance Department refuses to consider MS equivalent to MPhil

Finance Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has declined to consider the degree of Masters of Science (MS) degree as equivalent to the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) for scholarships of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-12/lahore/7755/49117

 

Minister inaugurates Girls Primary School in Kohat 

KP Minister for Elementary & Secondary Education Muhammad Atif Khan along with Chairman Standing Committee for Information, Zia Ullah Bangash has inaugurated a Girls’ Primary School of six rooms and six teachers at Muhammad Zai area of Kohat on Friday.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-12/lahore/7755/49116

 

HU Teacher approaches court for harassment case registration

A female teacher on Friday moved the court of the additional district judge seeking orders for the local police to book the vice chancellor and registrar of Hazara University for harassing her. The judge summoned the Shinkiari police station SHO to appear before the court on Nov 22 to explain position on nonregistration of FIR against VC and registrar and adjourned hearing until then.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=12_11_2016_182_009

 

DEO held for accepting bribe

The anti-corruption Department at Kohat, has arrested a District Education Officer, Gohar Rehman, and his front man red-handed, while accepting a bribe from two people, from their office in KDA town, here on Friday.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=12_11_2016_183_004

 

No review of textbooks for fear of religious parties

Fear of backlash from religious-political parties has forced the KP government into abandoning the plan to make changes to three major subjects taught in schools. The purpose of the changes was to meet the minimum standards, collectively developed by the federal and provincial governments almost a year ago.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=13_11_2016_181_005

 

Faulty Education System Main Hurdle in Development, Says Khattak

Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that streamlining the faulty and ineffective system is the only way to put the country on the path to development. He was speaking at a gathering here on Saturday, after inaugurating the newly constructed building of Government College of Commerce and Management Sciences in Manki Sharif (his hometown).

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/11-13-2016/page3.asp

 

Students express concerns over inadequate health facilities

A group of students belonging to Landikotal tehsil of Khyber Agency has expressed serious concerns over inadequate health services at local healthcare centers. They have blamed the concerned staff for forcing patients to pay huge money for treatment.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-13/lahore/7775/49259

 

Gathering at Lakki School

District Nazim Ishfaq Ahmad Khan Meenakhel Saturday said that education was the key to progress and he would extend all possible help to teachers. He was speaking at a function at Government Shaheed Muhammad Ghassan Khan Centennial Model High School in Lakki city.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-13-2016/page3.asp

 

KP Governor urges youth to concentrate on studies

Governor Zafar Iqbal Jhagra has said that young people are capable of working to steer the country out of prevailing challenges. “Our country is faced with a host of problems, but our students have the will and ability to exceed the expectations of the nation,” he said on Sunday.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-13-2016/page3.asp

http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-11-13/page-4

http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/13/national2.php

http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103855606&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20161113

 

Funds approved for Dar-ul-Uloom Haqqania

The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa approved a grant of Rs300 million for the construction of new blocks of Daru- Uloom Haqqania. However, the government is yet to release the allocated funds.

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Private Educational Institutes receive exemption on wage limit

Private educational institutes got an exemption on lower wage limit by KP government. This decision of government has been challenged in High Court Peshawar. Previously, in 2013 this law was for all type of educational institutes.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103853195&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20161112

 

 

Six Mardan Varsity staff members indicted for illegal appointments

An accountability court on Saturday charged six staff members of the Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM), including vice-chancellor, for carrying out the alleged illegal appointments in BPS-17 and above to the University.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=13_11_2016_181_006

 

Revolutionary Reforms in Education Department

Haripur District Nazim said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had brought radical reforms in the department of education and its better results had been started to appear.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-11-13/page-15

 

Public Schools being equipped with Solar Power

Lakki Marwat District Nazim informed attendees at a meeting that all public sector schools are being equipped with a solar power system so that excessive power outages could not hinder teaching and learning activities.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-11-13/page-15

 

 

Balochistan

Action against ghost teachers before March

Provincial Education Minister, Abdul Raheem Ziaratwal has said that data of ghost and absentee teachers is being collected and decisions about letting them continue work like this will be made before March 2017.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/13/national2.php

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GTA Balochistan ready for strike

Government Teachers’ Association Balochistan, has said that the Balochistan government is not paying attention to their issues and they that they will begin protests if their problems didn’t get solved.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103856851&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161114

 

Demands of College employees must be met: PTI Balochistan

Meer Ismail from Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf Balochistan has said that employees of Balochistan Residential College are demanding their rights and government must fulfill those needs to initiate education there.

Complete story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103852909&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161112

 

Cheating-free exams

Controller Examination Balochistan Board, Syed Ibad-Ullah Shah Gharsheen, visited various examination centers of Intermediate exams. He said that his aim is to abolish the culture of cheating as well as the prohibition of students to bring cell phones in centers during exams.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103854637&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161113

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Students of residential college are still protesting

Students and teachers of Residential College Loralai, Turbat, and Khuzdar, are still protesting at the Quetta Press Club. They said that since the last two weeks, they have complained to a number of different parties but to no avail.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103856840&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161114

 

 

FATA/GB/AJK

PPP to start protesting against cancellation of education package

Ch Lateef Akbar from PPP has said during a press briefing that he would protest against the government's decision to cancel the Education Package in AJK. 

Complete story:http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-14&edition=ISL&id=2733118_95980629

 

Issues of college teachers

During a meeting of PACTA (Pakhtunkhwa College, Teachers Association) local unit, issues of college teachers’ promotion, teaching allowances, and other matters were discussed. They requested provincial government to solve these issues as soon as possible.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103855176&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20161113

 

 

Islamabad

PMDC to use open merit for vacant foreign seats

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has said that seats in medical and dental colleges not filled by international graduates will be converted into local open merit seats with local student fee schedule.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-11-14/page-2/detail-4

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France to offer 200 scholarships to underprivileged students

France and Pakistan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) providing 200 need based scholarships toPakistani students in various subjects to promotebilateral educational cooperation.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/164731-France-to-offer-200-scholarships-to-underprivileged-students

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Government approves roadmap to transform NISTE into Skill University

The project of transforming the National Institute of Science and Technical Education (NISTE) into the Skill University is going to become a reality as the government has approved a roadmap for its complete execution till next July with an aim to meet the growing demand for the workforce for multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-14-2016/page13.asp

 

NUML, AGAHI to collaborate in establishing foresight lab

National University of Modern Languages (NUML) and AGAHI a not-for-profit organization and the country partner of the Millennium-Project, a Global Futures Studies & Research participatory think-tank signed MoU for establishing Pakistan’s First Foresight Lab focusing on the country’s challenges and opportunities.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/14/islamabad-2.php

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IIUI Professor seeks court help against harassment charges

A professor at the International Islamic University (IIU) Islamabad, Muhammad Irfan Khan, has sought the help of the Civil Court against female faculty members, who have alleged that Khan was harassing them during an internal meeting of the university.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-14/lahore/7796/49388

 

AIOU initiates inquiry into objectionable question set for matric students

Administration of the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has taken serious notice of a controversial question set in the Functional English paper for the Matric students of the Spring Semester 2016. In a question, the students have been required to describe their elder sister, her age, physique, height, looks and attitude in detail.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/12/islamabad-1.php

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PM ‘Approves Summary’ to separate PIMS from SZABMU

Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, the State Minister for the Capital Administration and Development Division (CA&DD), has said that the Prime Minister had approved the summary to separate the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) from the Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU).

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-12/lahore/7756/49063

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Students petition SC against civic agency

Around 30 students have gone to the Supreme Court against the Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) actions against the hostels they live in. The students – males and females –study in different colleges and universities in Islamabad and have filed an application to become a party to a case relating to the nonconforming use of residential houses.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611120090&EN_ID=11201611120033&EMID=11201611120015

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Parents Decry CTP over traffic mess in Pindi

The roads in Dheri Hassanabad, Tulsa, Harley Street, Lalazar and Katcheri areas have been experiencing huge traffic jams during school/college timings because of absence of traffic wardens.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-11-12/page-14/detail-1

 

Envoy calls on Chairman HEC

Ambassador of Czech Republic to Pakistan yesterday called on the Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) and discussed the need for collaboration between two countries in higher education.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-11-12/page-14/detail-7

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HEC team attends Professional Development Programme in Turkey

With an aim to learn from the best practices, a 21-member team of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan attended a week-long professional development programme in Turkey.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-12-2016/page14.asp

 

GB Chief Minister visits Bahria University

Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman visited Bahria University, says a press release. He discussed with students and faculty of Bahria University about the opportunities created by ‘China-Pak Economic Corridor’ and their social and economic benefits in Pakistan.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-12-2016/page14.asp

 

AIOU to launch LLB Programme from next year

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will start LLB classes from next year, after meeting the certain legal requirements of Pakistan Bar Council. The board conceded the LLB’s program, besides M.Phil (Professional Track) program for the working journalists, to be launched from next year as well.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-12-2016/page19.asp

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10,000 PhDs to be produced under Pak-US knowledge corridor

The Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Prof Ahsan Iqbal has said that to promote higher education in the country the Pak-US Knowledge Corridor is being initiated.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/12/national2.php

 

317 degrees conferred at FAST-NU’s 46th Convocation

As many as 317 degrees were conferred at the 46th convocation of the FAST-National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, which was held on Saturday at the main campus of the university, located near the National Highway.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/11-13-2016/page19.asp#;

 

Education issues need to be solved

Deputy Mayor Islamabad, Zeeshan Naqvi, said that finding solutions to the issues and problems of school and colleges in Islamabad is our priority. He said this in a meeting with All Pakistan Private Schools and Colleges Association.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-12&edition=ISL&id=2728959_75370002

 

CIIT evaluates potential of 700 emerging IT professionals

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Wah Cantt Saturday held day-long competitions in seven disciplines to assess potential of emerging IT professionals and acquaint them with modern techniques, gadgets and ever-changing trends of the fast developing sector.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-13/lahore/7776/49263

 

 

Punjab

Fed up with poor handwriting, headmaster revives the lost art of ‘takhti’ at school

Writing on a Takhti, a traditional wooden slate, with a reed pen, was a routine in all government primary schools till some 15 years ago, but it was almost abandoned after the introduction of ink pens and ballpoints.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-14-2016/page2.asp

 

Starting from divisions: schoolteachers to occupy Mall Road in protest

Hardly two days have passed since junior doctors cleared Mall Road, but now teachers of public schools are also gearing up to hold the thoroughfare in protest. They want the government to not make teachers bear the brunt of unrealistic enrollment targets.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611140080&EN_ID=11201611140026&EMID=11201611140014

 

GCU Kala Shah Kaku campus work begins

Government College University’s (GCU) new campus, spanning over 350 acres at Kala Shah Kaku, is likely to be functional in three years. Work has started with a grant from the Higher Education Commission (HEC).

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=14_11_2016_177_007

 

Chinese School to assist with construction training

Qingdao Construction Engineering Vocational School, China, will provide master trainers to Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) to train the youth in the construction sector. This initiative will promote technical education and vocational training especially in construction sector across the province.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-12-2016/page14.asp

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Scholars explore people and cities at THAAP Conference

The 7th International THAAP Conference on `People and the City` began on Friday in collaboration with the Government College University and the Information Technology University (with the support of Higher Education Commission and Society for Cultural Education).

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=12_11_2016_177_013

 

Teacher awaits appointment despite court, CM Orders

Punjab Schools Education Department Secretary Abdul Jabbar Shaheen summoned the Jhang executive education officer (EDO) on a complaint by a schoolteacher for not allowing her to join the job at a school near her home.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=12_11_2016_178_011

 

BZU plans de-affiliating ‘Ghost’ Law Colleges

Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) has decided to strip law colleges of their affiliation, which lack necessary facilities or possess poor academic infrastructure. The decision was made by the affiliation committee of the varsity in a meeting held with the Vice Chancellor Prof Tahir Ameen here on Friday.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-12/page-22/detail-0

 

MoU Signed

A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Chemical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore and a leading construction company, providing technical and development services in Pakistan.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-12-2016/page19.asp

 

PU awards PhDs

Punjab University (PU) has awarded PhDs to two scholars. Shafeeq-ur-Rahman, son of Muhammad Haneef and Aftab Ahmad, s/o Sikandar Hayat, has been awarded a Ph.D. in Islamic studies after approval of his thesis.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-12-2016/page14.asp

 

France signs MOU to offer 200 scholarships to unprivileged Pakistani students

France and Pakistan have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) providing 200 needs-based scholarships to the unprivileged Pakistani students in various subjects for promoting educational cooperation between the two countries.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/13/islamabad-1.php

 

Matric students awaiting certificates since the last three years

As many as 31 students of Government High School Chak 394 and their parents staged a demonstration against the school administration for not giving their matriculation certificates.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-13-2016/page2.asp

 

BZU Lahore students to get one-time dispensation

The Bahauddin Zakariya University syndicate has decided to grant the one-time exemption to Lahore sub-campus students and evolved a road map to this effect.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-13-2016/page3.asp

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Admissions to Private Medical Colleges Approved

The Lahore High Court on Saturday approved new admissions in private medical colleges, hence forth ordering the cancellation of an earlier notification issued by PMDC.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-13-2016/page5.asp

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MCAT for MBBS Admission Challenged

The Lahore High Court yesterday suspended the federal government’s policy about the regulation of admissions at private medical colleges and sought a report from Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC).

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-13/page-14/detail-6

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Policy on admission to private medical colleges suspended

Lahore High Court has suspended the federal government’s policy on regulation of admissions to private medical colleges and sought a report from Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC).

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-13-2016/page14.asp

 

Laptops distributed

Higher Education Commission is committed to providing quality higher education, and the commission is taking many initiatives to strengthen the system for the purpose.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-13-2016/page14.asp

 

RBISE announces SSC Supplementary Exam Results

Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education on Saturday announced results 2016. The pass percentage of the examination remained 35.87%.

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Bright students assure prosperous Pakistan

Intelligent and able students are surety of a prosperous and developed Pakistan. They are real Eagles of Allama Iqbal, the poet of the East. Such students who have successfully qualified for admission in the new session of Ameer Ud Din Medical College should now work hard to develop their reputation as good researchers and capable doctors so as to earn a good name for their institution.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/13/lahore.php

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SSC Supple Exam Result declared

Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) DG Khan declared the results of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Supplementary Examination 2016 on Saturday. A total of 4,965 candidates appeared in the supplementary exams out of which 2,505 candidates were declared successful with 50.45 percent percentage.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-13/page-21/detail-6 s

 

UVAS Awards Ph.D. Degrees

University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences has awarded Ahsan Numan s/o, Abdul Ghafoor, a Ph.D. degree in Physiology. His research work was on Response of Ginkgo Biloba on electrophysiology, serum biochemical and clinical assessment of diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy in humans.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-13/page-14/detail-2

 

10,000 new classrooms in Punjab

Provincial Education Minister, Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan, said that under “CM Punjab Schools Program’, 10,000 new classrooms will be constructed in schools to enroll out-of-school children.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-13/page-2/detail-5

 

Limited seats for admission in Chakwal

Government Post Graduate College Chakwal does not offer enough number of seats for admission in Bachelor Programs that’s why many students failed to get admission and continue their education.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-14&edition=ISL&id=2733145_36509646

 

Teachers hired for Workers’ Welfare Board

Punjab Public Service Commission hired principals, headmasters, and vice principals. Their information is public now. This hiring was based on merit.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-13&edition=LHR&id=2731057_52015541

 

Education Department fails to provide adequate security to schools

Education Department Lahore failed to provide security to 4,100 primary schools of category “B.” It has been reported that government promoted 19,000 naib qasid to the security guards.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103854584&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20161112

 

Government is blaming teachers’ for students’ low performance

Punjab Teachers’ Association said that government is blaming teachers and school heads for the poor performance of students. The government started to transfer them in far flung areas. They condemned this decision.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103856453&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20161113

 

Enrolment target in schools to be achieved

The promotion of education is the only mean to change the fate of the nation and target of children enrolment in schools will be accomplished at all cost. The pledge was made at a meeting held here to brainstorm ways for promotion of education and meet the target of maximum enrolment in Govt Primary Schools in the sub-division.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-13/page-22/detail-4

 

Ustad Ashraf Sharif Khan Astounds Foreign Delegates at GCU

Sitar player Ustad Ashraf Sharif Khan, the inheritor of Ustad Sharif Khan Ponchwala's grand tradition, performed at a cultural evening organized by the Government College University (GCU) in the honor of foreign delegates, who participated in the university's three-day international conference on 'Inter-regional Connectivity: South Asia and East Asia.'

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Sindh

 

BC and KU train facilitators to empower society

British Council Pakistan and the University of Karachi organized a training workshop for facilitators under the Citizenship Education and Community Engagement Program. The workshop was held at LEJ Auditorium, Karachi University

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Education Department ready to provide infrastructure to private institutions

Sindh Minister for Education and Literacy Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that the Education Department is willing to provide support to renowned private schools in rural Sindh if they were willing to establish their campuses there so that the children of fewer privilege areas may get better opportunities of education at their door steps.

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SSUET to ensure transparent admission policy

An official of the university said here on Sunday that ever since the present management led by Chancellor Jawaid Anwar took over, the SSUET had taken many issues as a challenge. He stated that Anwar was also president of the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA).

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Study Abroad: US Consulate holds International Education Week

To guide Pakistani students regarding universities in the United States, the US Consulate in Karachi is holding an International Education Week (IEW) at Avari Hotel until November 18.

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938 SALU students get laptops

Dr. Darshan Lal Punchi, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Member of the National Assembly, distributed laptops to 938 research scholars of MS, MPhil and Ph.D. programs of Shah Abdul Latif University.

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Employees’ promotion at Abdul Latif University

Total 175 employees of Shah Abdul Latif University got promotion due to the development policy of Sindh government. These employees were given promotion letters in a ceremony.

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Training workshop for teachers

Teachers’ Association Pakistan of District Hyderabad organized training for school, college, and university teachers. Teachers were trained on how to solve the students’ issues.

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IBA’s board of governors meet

The Board of Governors of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi in its 91st meeting discussed the institution’s merit recognition and financial assistance policies.

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Financial constraints bring Syed Jamaluddin Afghani school on the verge of closure

Financial difficulties have brought Syed Jamaluddin Afghani School; the only school for Afghan refugees' with their country curriculum, on the brink of closure. The school, registered with Afghanistan's ministry of education, was established 24 years ago on the premises of Al-Asif Square, Sohrab Ghoth.

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Unauthorised Medical Colleges to face action

Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) has decided to take action against illegal admissions in the Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College (GMMMC) of Sukkur and the Bibi Aseefa Dental College (BADC) in Larkana as these two institutions are not registered with the regulatory authority.

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$20,000 scholarships for KU students

The Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi is playing a pivotal role in the promotion of Chinese language and culture. It will open new gateways for academic ties between Pakistan and China, says Wang Yu, Consul General of China in Karachi. He was speaking at the certificate distribution ceremony at the Confucius Institute on Saturday.

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Editorial/Op-ed

 

A plea for irrelevant education by Sam Ben-Meir

Due to the pressures of popular demand for relevance in education, we have lost sight of the purpose for which true education exists. I would like to make a plea for irrelevant education, one that does not begin with a presumption of what is relevant – the thing most needful, as Strauss would put it – and what is not.

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Education and development by Yousra Shabbir

Education is one of the essential components of human capital. Education is a powerful instrument in reducing poverty, enhancing earnings as well as economic growth, empowering people, promoting a healthy environment and creating competitive economy.

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Lack of educational facilities by Khalid Kashmiri

Educational backwardness, lack of health centres and unemployment is not associated with specific areas of the country; it prevails across Pakistan. According to statistics, 70 percent of the population lives below poverty line. The government is not paying attention to solving these issues.

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Non-serious behavior with education sector by Abid Tihami

The education sector in Pakistan is not making any progress despite many reforms and efforts. Recently, Punjab Higher Education Commission announced that they would start community colleges. These colleges will be like Colleges in America and Canada. Let’s see how this experiment in education sector brings any positive change in it.

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Letters to the Editor

 

Uniform Education by Huma Ansari

Schools across the country are following different curricula. The curricula of schools where exorbitant fees are paid for the education of students are at par with international standards. Such schools also provide sports and recreational activities to its students.

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Education for development

Nobody can deny the importance of education for the development of a country. With the increasing population, it is becoming difficult for the government to educate all children of the country.

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Discrimination in education system

Education brings positive changes in society but the current education system is creating a class system and discrimination in our community.

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