*Public confidence in government schools*
KP’s Minister for Education, Muhammad Atif Khan has said that qualified teachers will be appointed in the government schools. The confidence of public will be restored in the government schools.
*Tameer-e-school Programme to be launched again
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government is re-launching the Tameer-e-School Programme (TSP) after reassessing the entire project and removing visible lacunae in the system according to officials.
*Training program in academic institutes*
Center for Research and Security Studies held a training program in different academic institutes of Peshawar and Charsadda. The theme of training was ‘Pen not Gun’.
*Under fear: BISE urges parents not to panic about water poisoning scare
The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Peshawar has clarified its stance on a notification issued earlier this week, saying they did not intend to generate panic among parents and students.
*Management of eight DIR schools booked
The police in Jandool area of Lower Dir district have expressed dissatisfaction over security arrangements by a total of 314 public and private sector schools and registered cases against eight schools for inadequate security measures. Talking to journalists at his office, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Jandool Amjad Khan said that on the special directives of District Police Officer Qasim Ali Khan, they visited schools situated in the limits of Samarbagh, Mayar and Munda police stations.
*Ad-Hoc lecturers continue protest even after KP CM’s assurance
Threatening to intensify protest if their services were not regularised within one week, the Ad hoc Lecturers Association continued to protest on the fifth consecutive day on Friday even after getting assurance from the chief minister about acceptance of demands. The protesting lecturers, who had been protesting for the regularisation of services, outside the Peshawar Press Club, told The News that the assurances couldn’t be materialised in the last five years.
*Kohistan’s sole degree college without staff
MNA Sarzamin Khan warned the provincial government on Sunday that if appointments of lecturers at the sole degree college of Kohistan were not made within a week he would lead a sit-in protest outside the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly building in Peshawar.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1239645
*Interview schedule for NTS qualified candidates*
Education Department Mardan, has given the interview schedule for the candidates who have qualified the NTS test. They have been asked to come for interview with their original documents.
*Achievement of budget targets*
Secretary Elementary and Secondary Education, Afzal Latif has directed all the District Education Officers of KP to meet the budget targets. From now on budget review will be conducted on monthly basis.
*PM announces grant of RS 50m for Islamia college Peshawar*
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday announced Rs 50 million grant for Islamia College Peshawar (ICP) and lauded its role in the promotion of quality education and urged its students to wholeheartedly concentrate on their studies to effectively shoulders future responsibilities.
*Swat varsity’s girl student injured in attack
Unidentified gunmen shot and injured a girl student of the University of Swat, police said on Friday. They said that Falak Noor, a student of the College of Home Sciences, was on her way to the university when armed men opened fire on her, leaving her critically injured. The student was taken to the Saidu Sharif Central Hospital where she was stated to be in critical condition.
*Injured varsity student out of danger: Doctors
A girl student of the University of Swat, who had been shot and injured by unidentified gunmen, was successfully operated on, hospital sources said on Friday. They said that Falak Noor, student of the College of Home Sciences, had been shifted to the Surgical Ward of the Saidu Sharif Central Hospital and was out of danger. Her family had claimed that she was targeted near the offices of the senior government officials of Swat and Malakand division.
*Results announced by Peshawar University*
Mass Communication Department of Peshawar University has announced the results for Annual Exams of 2015. Azmat Khan, Maria Akhtar and Noor ul Huda stood first, second and third respectively.
*Improved systems in Engineering University*
New Vice Chancellor of Peshawar Engineering University Dr. Iftikhar Hussain held meetings with various heads of the departments. He directed them to enhance their efforts for improving the education system of university.
*Government’s responsibility to address issues of education department*
Office bearers of Hazara Students Federation (HSF) have stressed that it is the responsibility of government to safeguard education department. 20 days are left in the start of new academic year. Govt. should address the issues of schools.
*Security of schools*
For security of schools, government has decided to place barbed wires on the walls of schools. Walk through gates will also be placed. A bell will also be placed in the nearby homes for warning in case of emergency.
*Quetta teen kills herself after principal rejects examination forms
An Intermediate student of Government Girls College in Muslim Bagh committed suicide after the college principal allegedly refused to send her examination forms to the board.
*Balochistan CM orders probe into student’s ‘suicide’
Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri and Education Minister Rehim Ziaratwal ordered an inquiry on Sunday into a suicide committed by a 17-year-old female student of the Government Girls Degree College, Muslim Bagh.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1239659
*Public demand for suspension of Girls College principal*
Provincial Convener of JTI has said that chief justice should suspend the girl’s college principal keeping in view the public sentiment that has built in the wake of suicide by a female student. ANP has also said that principal and clerk are responsible for this suicide.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-15-2016/quetta/page2.asp
*Distribution of uniforms and books for needy children*
It has been decided by Khidmat e Khalq Foundation that as soon as the schools are started for the new academic year, free uniforms, books and school bags will be provided to the needy children.
*Arts and science expo in royal public school*
Royal Public School held an Art and Science Expo for enhancing the creative capabilities of the students. Teachers and students attended the expo in large numbers.
*Private schools should make self-arrangements for security*
Minister for Defence, Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that government is responsible only for the security of public academic institutes. Private institutes should make self-arrangements. He was speaking at a Security Convention in Munich.
*AJK outperforms in education*
AJK has left behind all other provinces in terms of education. According to a latest report, AJK is on 2nd number in Pakistan District Education Index.
Literacy rate in AJK is 74%.
*Bingoin Ignored in Education Package*
In the current era of modern science and technology, Union Council Bingoin has been completely ignored. Even after the lapse of 10 years, the building of High School has not been completed.
Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/epaper.php?page_id=4878
*Bombs planted In Bagh school defused
Two bombs were recovered from a private school in Bagh on Saturday and defused by the Bomb Disposal Squad. Bagh SP Kamran Mughal told APP that one bomb was planted in a classroom while other was in staff room which were defused by the BDS called from Rawalakot. He said though the school administration had some rivalry at local level, the bombs carried insignia of TTP, adding that the police were investigating the incident from both aspects.
*Private Schools Continue To Operate In Residential Areas*
Most private schools continue to operate in residential areas of Islamabad despite being allotted plots by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) on discounted rates. At least 46 private schools have been operating in residential areas violating set rules, despite having been served vacation notices by the civic agency.
*Confusion about start of Montessori classes in govt. schools
The start of penetration by the private educational institutions in public sector institutions has created concern among the teaching community and residents of the federal capital. As a part of public-private partnership, one of elite chain of privately run educational institutions would start Montessori classes in five model schools of the Federal Directorate of Education, three of those institutions located in urban and two in rural areas of Sohan and Khana Dak.
*Bhara Kahu College freed from encroachments
Following the removal of illegal structures and encroachments, the Bhara Kahu Girls Degree College will be inaugurated shortly.The regular classes will begin at the educational institution on the capital city's outskirts thereafter. This was stated by Minister of State for the Capital Administration and Development Division Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry while talking to reporters here.
*RIS signs MOU with Turkish airlines
Roots International Schools CEO Walid Mushtaq and Ahmet Uludag of the Turkish Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here on Wednesday.The MoU was signed to create a linkage between the airlines and academia thus resulting in economic growth and stability in the country.
This will be reciprocally favourable to both the organisations as they pursue long-term corporate linkage through the strategic partnership.
*Children protest for being denied education right*
The Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) yesterday staged protest by bringing the students who have been denied admission in schools as they failed to meet formalities of providing ‘Form B’. Hundreds of students and their parents staged a demonstration outside the National Press Club Islamabad under the aegis of PkMAP protesting that blockage of identity cards of their parents have forced them out of schools.
*Free education: provinces baulk at enforcing article 25a*
At a time when 25 million children between the ages of five and 16 are out of school, none of the provinces or federating units seems interested in notifying the rules of business to implement Article 25A of the Constitution. According to a 2015 report of *Alif Ailaan* — a non-profit organisation campaigning for education reform in Pakistan — the proportion of out-of-school children increases as the level of education rises as much as that by the higher secondary level almost 85% are not in school.
*Encroachments removed from Bahara kahu Girls Degree College*
The Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Islamabad District Administration conducted a joint operation to vacate illegally constructed structures in Baharakahu Girls Degree College. The operation was conducted on directives of Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry.
*Seminar on entrepreneurship held at FJWU*
Placement office of Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU), Rawalpindi organised a two-day seminar on Women Entrepreneurship Capacity Enhancement
(WECEP) in collaboration with Shaoor Foundation for Education and Awareness (SFEA), under SFEA’s Project ‘Women Can Do’. ‘Women Can Do’ (WCD) project, with the aim to empower women by advocating women entrepreneurial developmental needs in the country.
*AIS holds speech and poetry competition to promote students’ talent
Al Huda International School (AIS) conducted a “Speech and Poetry Competition” in three languages taught at AIS including Urdu, English and Arabic aiming at to enable students to express their ideas in front of audiences. The purpose of competition is to influence and motivate change among the masses, said a press release on Saturday.
*Principals seek opinion on payments of strike days
The government educational institutions functioning in the islamabad capital territory (ict) have sought the opinion of the federal directorate of education (fde) on the payment of salary to daily-wage teachers for the days they were on strike lately. On january 28, such teachers had resumed duty after boycotting the duty for more than a month against the non-payment of salary and for regularisation of services.
*Whole Nation deprived of education*
President of Private Schools Association, Afzal Babar, has said that the leaders have deliberately deprived the nation of education. Whole Muslim world is lacking behind in the field of education.
*Education expo in Jinnah convention center*
Capital University of Science and Technology held its stall in Education Expo in Jinnah Convention Center. Nearly 600 boys and girls obtained information about admissions in various degree programs in CUST.
*UNESCO promises support to NCHD against illiteracy
The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation
(UNICEF) has assured the National Commission for Human Development of full support for its endeavors to end illiteracy and enhance education in the country. The assurance was given by an UNESCO team, which called on NCHD Chairperson Razina Alam Khan in her office here. UNESCO country representative Vibeke Jensen led the visitors.
*522 clear PMDC test for foreign graduates
Though the National Examination Board (NEB) exam has always remained controversial in the history of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), the new management of the council tried to conduct the exam in a transparent manner by announcing the results the same day.
*Complete refund of fee under PM’s reimbursement program okayed
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Friday gave approval for complete refund of fee to students under the Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme. Previously, only the tuition fee was being refunded. The 32nd meeting of the Higher Education Commission’s governing body was held at the Commission Secretariat to discuss various issues and policies pertaining to the functioning of HEC.
*Inquiries underway on dubious degree allegations
Chairman of Punjab Higher Education Commission Dr. Nizamuddin is under scrutiny for alleged dubious degrees issued under his watch when he was Vice Chancellor of Gujrat University, a probe shining light on irregularities in education sector culminated at fake degree scandals of Axact-run universities. Complete Story:
*30,000 school guards’ appointment*
The process of appointment of 30,000 security guards in public sector schools as announced by the Punjab government on December 20, 2014, is going to be completed in next few weeks. An official said the chief minister had ordered to appoint 30,000 security guards in the government schools soon after the tragic terrorist attack on Army Public School
(Peshawar) on December 16, 2014 that claimed some 141 innocent lives. The official record showed that an advertisement was published in the newspapers for appointment after which interviews of the applicants were conducted by the relevant authorities.
*Privatization of education department is tantamount to making trade market*
President of Punjab Teachers Union Allah Bakhsh Qaiser and Deputy President have said that the privatization of Education Department is tantamount to establishment of a trade market. The privatization program has been a disgrace for the teachers.
*SOPS not implemented in Punjab ‘extremely sensitive’ schools*
Security arrangements made for around 59 percent of government schools are inadequate while the government could not have its Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) implemented in ‘extremely sensitive’ schools. Despite using funds worth Rs 3.21 billion for security of schools, around 58.91 percent institutes lack proper security arrangements.
*School canteen shut down over unhygienic conditions
A Rajanpur district administration team closed down the canteen of District Public School for unhygienic conditions and substandard eatables.
*Health, education, clean drinking water top priorities: Governor*
Punjab Governor Malik Rafique Rajwana on Sunday said health, education and clean drinking water were his top priorities since he assumed the office as overnor. “These three facilities should be top priority of everyone, “he said. The Governor said Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif always extended help whenever he sought his cooperation for ongoing or new projects of health and other sectors.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=289248
*Registration of Madarris*
Punjab’s Law Minister, Rana Sanaullah, has said that all the *madrissahs *of Punjab have been registered. No evidence of extremist activities have been found in the Madrissahs.
*Teachers training Programme*
Provincial Minister for Education, Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has said that the biggest programme of teachers training is being started in Punjab through best companies of the world working in education sector including University of London. He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting held with regard to provision of quality education.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=289268
*Inauguration of Primary school dispensary*
MPA Shaista Pervez Malik inaugurated the multi-purpose center in Primary School Maang Mandi. The Center will have a dispensary as well as skill development wing.
*Additional class rooms in schools*
Rana Mashood has said that additional class rooms will be built in 2500 schools. 5 billion rupees will be spent upon the provision of facilities in the schools. 12 billion rupees NBS Fund has also been released for 54000 government schools.
*Appointment letters for security guards*
CDGR has issued appointment letters to security guards in schools. They have been asked to give joining for duty within one week. 1127000 rupees have been collected from Farogh e Taleem Funds of High Schools for purchase of weapons.
*Inappropriate behavior by invigilation staff*
Invigilation staff adopted inappropriate behavior with the girls of Grade 8 during Annual Middle Exams. They have directed them to come in the examination hall without veil.
*Difficulty in submitting admission forms*
There has been some technical fault in Lahore Board’s website. Students are facing difficulties in uploading the admission forms for the Board Exams.
*Increased security of Medical College*
Board of Management for Rawalpindi’s Allied Hospitals has decided to increase the security of all medical colleges and hospitals. Grant of 10 million rupees has been approved for this purpose.
*Spring Festival in Punjab Group of Colleges*
Spring Festival was held in Punjab Group of Colleges for student, teachers and their families. Musical show and meals were organized for the participants.
*Successful talks between teachers and education department*
Talks between Additional Secretary Education and Education Department have ended successfully. Summary for giving Grade 14, 16 and 17 to Primary, Middle and High schools teachers has been sent to the CM for final approval.
*Terrorism and poverty to be fought through education*
Haider Ashraf, DIG Operations Lahore, has said that terrorism and poverty can be fought through education only. He was addressing an awards distribution ceremony held for top position holders.
*PU announces results
Punjab University Examinations Department has announced the results of B.Com, Part-II, second annual examination 2015 and MBBS 1st Professional, Part-I, annual examination 2015. Detailed results are also available on PU website www.pu.edu.pk ICS closed: Punjab University Institute of Communication Studies In-charge Director Dr Noshina Saleem, all faculties, employees and students have expressed their heartfelt grief and sorrow over the sad demise of former Director Dr Ahsan Akhtar Naz.
Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/97878-PU-announces-results
*Director COMSATS booked under Punjab Security Ordinance*
Attock City police have booked Director COMSATS Attock under the Punjab Security Ordinance for not taking security measures at the institute. As per details, Director COMSATS University Attock Dr Abdul Rehman was informed by the district administration and other law enforcement agencies to take security measures as per the SOPs issued by Punjab government.
*CM Interviews VC candidates for 4 varsities
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday finally interviewed all 12 candidates for the post of Vice Chancellor (VC) of four public universities of the province. Only one of them was interviewed via Skype, it is learnt.
The chief minister interviewed candidates for the Punjab University (PU), Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), University of Sargodha (UOS) and Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering & Technology (MNS-UET) Multan.
*Security of educational Institutions
After grenade attacks on a school and college on Friday, fear has gripped the city as parents and guardians have their concerns over sending their children to schools.
*Search for ghost teachers*
Minister for Education, Nisar Khoro has said that the ghost teachers will not be tolerated in Sindh. Biometric system is being used for searching the ghost schools.
*Notice of closed schools*
Hafiz ud Din has said on the floor of Sindh Assembly that the closure of hundreds of schools in Sindh is a grave issue. Govt. should take notice of the closed schools.
*Government school in Shambles*
Shah Faisal Government Primary and Secondary School in New Karachi is in a dilapidated state of affairs. There is no boundary and play ground is having garbage heaps in it.
*SEF and EFS join hands to educate out-of-school children in Sindh
The Sindh Education Foundation (SEF), part of the Sindh government, and the Education Fund for Sindh (EFS), a non-profit company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday to provide access to quality education to out-of-school children in Sindh.
*Educational problems of Thar villages highlighted in workshop
The participants of a workshop in the remote village of Diplo Dhalyan Chahyo near the Indian border have revealed that due to continuous droughts, the literacy rate of the region is going down each year. Partab Shivani, the representative of Alif Ailan, an organization working on education in Pakistan, told the participants that now the literacy rate in Thar is below 17 percent, which was an alarming situation both for the people of the area and government.
*Three bomb attacks in two hours spread panic in Karachi
A police station, a girl’s college and a private school in Karachi were attacked with bombs within a span of two hours on Friday, and even though only a cop and student suffered minor injuries in these incidents, an atmosphere of fear and panic gripped the city. The first attack took place at around 9:15am at the Mobina Town police station on University Road in Gulshan-e-Iqbal.
*Education Dept, MPA’s strive to ‘keep the Sindh Promise’
The Sindh education and literacy department and MPAs of the Sindh Assembly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday, with the aim of achieving 100% enrolment and an improved quality of education to children aged between five and 16 years. The MoU was signed between education secretary Fazlullah Pechuho and various leaders present at the event organised by non-governmental organisation (NGO) *Alif Ailaan* at the Pearl Continental hotel on Friday.
*Extra-Curricular activities terminated in KU*
In the wake of cracker attacks outside academic institutes, extra-curricular activities in Karachi University have been terminated till further notice.
*Arrest warrants for secretary education*
Anti-corruption Court issued arrest warrants of secretary education and other 9 staff members after hearing of petition on teachers’ suspension.
405 non-teaching and teaching staff was suspended in 2013.
*Results announced by KU*
Karachi University has announced the results for MA First Year and Final Year. Passing percentage in Islamic Studies was 66.03 percent and 9 percent in Maths.
*Board exams to be affected*
Members of Karachi Private Schools Association have said that due to abrupt transfers of experienced staff members from the Board, the examination process is likely to be affected.
*Training workshop in Lasbela University*
Five days training workshop will start today in Lasbela Universit of Agriculture, Veterinary and Marine Sciences. The teachers will be trained about different teaching methods.
*Financial Constraints in Education to be Overcome*
Prof. Zubair Ahmed Sheikh of Muhammad Ali Jinnah University has said that no student of the university will be let to quit education due to financial constraints. University will provide every possible financial aid to such students.
*Rented walk-through gates of KU removed*
The government’s claims of increasing security of educational institutions of Karachi felt short as the authorities removed the walkthrough gates of Karachi University on Friday despite security threats. The security measures are insufficient notwithstanding three cracker attacks were made in the largest metropolis of the country on Friday.
The Provincial Education ministers have magnanimously agreed to adopt minimum standards for quality of education. The hollowness of the rhetoric however becomes immediately evident when grim facts about the state of education are viewed despite hefty promises.
*Education in the time of terror
<http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/98356-Education-in-the-time-of-terror> **By S M Naseem*
Two harrowing wake-up calls – the Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar in December 2014 that saw over 140 children killed, and the more recent attack on the Charsadda-based Bacha Khan University – and two well-publicized APCs later, there are yet few reassuring signs that our ruling elite has learnt any lessons from the traumatic experience that the nation has gone through in the past two decades.
*Islamia University Peshawar** by RazaullahMarwat*
Sir: I am a student of Islamia University Peshawar (IUP). IUP is a prestigious institution in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Being a student of IUP, I am a witness to some irregularities in this institution that are as following. First of all there is a lack of classrooms. Sometimes due to this problem, students take classes in the lawn.
*Ranking wrangling among universities **by Prof Dr Hafiz M Iqbal*
With the expansion of higher education across the globe we have seen a sudden spurt in the ranking phenomenon. A whole new regime of ranking organisations has come into existing, using different criteria for ranking of the higher education institutions of universities. Some of these organisations use stringent criteria and rigorous methodology and mechanism to evaluate performance of the universities, while other only take into consideration a specific aspect.
*Education in Larkana **By Maria Sattar Qazi*
Sindh province of Pakistan has never seemed to bring any development in the education policies. Reportedly, 940 untrained teachers had illegally been appointed in the district of Larkana and Kambar Shahdad kot which prove that more than 50? Students in the districts remain uneducated. Besides, in Larkana, about 7 ghost primary schools are reported to be constructed few decades ago.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=289296
*KU’s transport issue** By Khalid Faruqi*
This is to draw authorities’ attention towards the transport issue in the University of Karachi. Being the largest Public Sector University, it is engaged in imparting education to 25,000 students. These include the students coming from far-fetched areas. Thousands of students’
especially female students use University’s point busses as a transport means. Despite huge number of students the allocated buses are extremely insufficient. Due to this students are helpless but forced to travel in over-loaded buses.
Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=289297
*Discrimination in Education **By Saad Sohail*
The world is in the age of globalization. Education is an important need in which human beings become civilized and skilful to show their ability, but in our society there are big gaps on education. Quality education has become limited to upper class, they have a lot of opportunities and facilities. It is harsh and sad fact that the middle class is being deprived of quality education; they don’t have opportunities and facilities like upper class. Majority in our society belongs to middle class.
Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=289192
*Establishment of Gwadar University **By Giljan Shay Ibrahim*
Government has taken a commendable step to construct a university in Gwadar city. The establishment of the university is a great hope for the residents of the city and its adjoining areas. It is a great opportunity for students of Gwadar to get proper education in their own city, since they were compelled to go for higher education to other cities like Lahore, Islamabad, and Karachi. The decision of the Provincial government would go a long way in providing them ample opportunities to carry out their study within the city.
Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=289189
*Tableeghi Jamaat on Campuses
<http://www.dawn.com/news/1239420/tableeghi-jamaat-on-campuses> **Muhammad Amir Rana*
A notification issued by the Punjab government has banned preaching activities on university campuses. However, the notification does not provide enough reason for the government’s decision to put restrictions on the activities of the Tableeghi Jamaat on university campuses and its members’ stay in hostels.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1239420
*Kech Medical College **by Peer Jan*
The efforts of former Chief Minister of Balochistan, Dr Abdul Malik Baloch, for educational development are praiseworthy. By establishing the Kech Medical College, he lived up to a challenge that every other ruling government failed to accomplish. Because of students’ mounting interest in the field of medicine, medical colleges are anecessity and must be there in every city of the country. There is just one medical college in Balochistan for all the districts; and it is not enough to cater to the demands for medical education in the Province.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=289077
*Madrasah reforms <http://www.dawn.com/news/1225968/madressah-reforms> **By Muhammad Ali Babakhail*
IN the National Action Plan (NAP), points 10 and 18 convey the state’s resolve to register and regulate madrasahs and eradicate sectarian terrorism. Both actions fall primarily within the preview of the criminal justice system but we are still far from achieving these objectives.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1225968
*Literacy rate and level of education*
According to news story, Pakistan ranks second in the world with respect to out of school children. Due to low level of education system, 76% can’t read a sentence of English.
*Training of lawyers and teachers **By Dr. Farooq Chaudhry*
Duration of LLB has been increased by two years. Evening classes have also been ended. Even today we need reforms that produce meaningful input to the education system.
*Quality research and education **By Yusuf Abbassi*
Quality research and education are the dire need of modern times. PM Nawaz Shareef has taken this need seriously and has decided that he won’t let the process of research and education debased.
*Visionary step for education **By Dr. Atta ur Rehman*
Decision has been made for making an Engineering University in Haripur. Its plan has almost been finalized. It will be built with foreign fundings.
*Medical students of DG Khan **By Dr. Ajmal Niazi*
Medical students of DG Khan staged a protest against revocation of PMDC registration. Registration should be restored so that years of time and effort spent by the students don’t go in vain.
*Journey towards compulsory education **By Ateeq Anwar Raja*
Everyone is busy in today’s world of scientific advancement. Now we have to work more in relative sense. But every sort of wealth has failed to provide him with treasure of calm and harmony.
*Promotion of education*
I have resolved to follow the path of literary and academic Jihad for the promotion of education. for it is the path of Prophets – who sought knowledge and spread it.
*Letters to the Editor*
*Reforms in education system*
The papers made for grade fivers by professors are not according to the learning capability and level of grade fivers. They don’t have the creative abilities.
*Indifference towards academic institutes*
Education is a backbone for country’s development. If education system is backward in some country then it can never prosper.
*For Information of education department*
The difficulty level of papers held recently by Punjab Examination Commission is far above the understanding level of primary children.
*An open letter for minister of education*
This letter is being written to bring the attention of secretary education towards malpractices and corruptions of district education officer of Saanghar and Taluqa Education Officer of Tando Allah Yar.
The articles and contributions of Dr Atta-ur-Rahman are always inspiring and commendable. Despite our rulers’ tall claims, the state of education has seldom been addressed seriously since independence. We forgot that the first ever conference after independence was the Education Conference that highlighted the importance of building a new nation. We never addressed its recommendations and the visionary message of Quaid-e-Azam therein.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/98157-Unequal-education
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*District Member visits high school*
Peshawar: The Central Spokesman, Pakistan Rahe Haq Party, said that Union Council elected District Member Haji Saeed-ur-Rehman Safi visited the Government High School for Boys situated in UC-13, on Monday. He showed his sorrow on the bad condition of the school, demanded from the Provincial Minister for Education to take notice for the provision of facilities, lack staff and Laboratory.
*Education and Unity play vital role in nation development: Debaters*
D.I.Khan: The Gandhara Hinko Board Chairman, Ex-Chief Secretary Ijaz Ahmad Qureshi said that unity, social norms and education play vital and basic role in the nation development. The education and social values less society cannot purview in global world peace.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 8
*Secularization of education is not acceptable at any cost: Mushtaq Ahmad
Peshawar: The Ameer Jamate Islami, Mustaq Ahmad Khan that the secularization of the education not acceptable for us at any cost. The western donor agencies want to use our education for cultural aggression.
The Western minded NGOs stop the interference in our educational curriculum.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 2
*APCA leaders appreciate performance of Secretary Education*
Peshawar: The APCA leaders appreciated the performance of Ex and present Secretary Education, Farah Hamid, during meeting of Higher Education Department, assuring their full support.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 5
*Demand to suffice shortage of teachers*
Peshawar: The Nazim of Union Hassan Garhi, Kifyatullah Khalil said that shortage of teachers in Government Primary School Hassan Garhi, should be filled, showing his concern about this situation.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.
*JTI demands for rights of FATA students*
Peshawar: The Provincial leader of JTI demanded from the government to reduce the fees of educational institution and provide the right to the FATA students. He said due to the non-provision of educational of facilities the students forced to leave the education. He said the educational fee increase day by day close the door of education for the poor students of FATA.
Complete Story: Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No. 2
*High school building at risk*
Butkhela: The building of government high school Pallai is at risk, due to its weak condition. Due to that hundreds of students of the school are forced to get education in an open place in a severe cold.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 5
*Confidence of general public will be restored in the government schools:
Peshawar: The KP’s Minister for Education, Muhammad Atif Khan said that the confidence of the general public will be restored in the government schools of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Provincial government is striving hard to enhance the teaching capabilities of teachers along with we will provide him Science and English subjects videos, DVDs and SD cards because they get the easy way in preparation of exams without any tuition.
*Teacher’s appointment schedule announced in Charsadda*
Charsadda: The education department Charsadda, issued the Interview schedule for NTS passed candidates, to fill the vacant posts of teachers in
Mardan on 22nd , 23rd and 25th February. The interview for PST, CT, LPET,
DM, Qari and TT posts NTS passed candidates interview would hold in Government High School Garhi Hameed Gul, Government Shaheed Umer Hayat Higher Secondary School No.1, Charsadda and Government High School Babarra at 9o Clock.
*Students are the national trust and future legacy: Wahid Shah*
Swabi: A ceremony of the Organization for Sustain Development and Social Integration Swabi was held at the government high school Dodher Swabi. The Tehsil Nazim Swabi Wahid Shah, Assistant Commissioner Swabi Imran Ranjha, District Education Officer Swabi, Muhammad Jan, Naib Nazim Tehsil Swabi, Gohar Rehmand, School Head Master, Abdul Lateef, parents, students and social workers participated in the ceremony. On this occasion, the Uniforms and other prizes are distributed among the students. The Tehsil Nazim, Wahid Shah said the students are the National trust, with the teachers and our future legacy.
Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=10
Daily Khabrain, Peshawar. Page No. 2
*Teachers strictly observe school timing: Abdul Malik*
Pabbi: The teachers strictly observe the school timing and pay their full attention towards the student’s education and training. It is the duty of teachers to assign the home work to students on the daily basis. We never compromise the negligence of the teachers in their duties. These views were shared by the SDEO Nowshera Abdul Malik during the surprise visit of Government Primary School #2 Pabbi.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 5
*Education Department assures to achieve budget targets*
Peshawar: Mr. Afzal Lateef secretary for primary and secondary Education, issued strict instructions to all DEOs, to achieve certain budget targets without negligence. He further stated that severe action would be taken against incompetent officials.
Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx
*Protest against usage of substandard material in school construction*
Mardan: The residents of the Labor Colony held a protest demonstration, against the usage of questionable material in the construction of the Government Girls High School at the Labor Colony.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 8
*Demand to reduce admission, examination and hostel fee*
Peshawar: The Student Joint Action executive body member and Peoples Students Federation senior leader, Mr. Riaz Yousafzai protested against the hike in university fees. He demanded that the university administration reduce admission, examination and hostel fee.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 2
*Nazmeen to pay extra attention to the security measures taken in their respective districts: Khan Muhammad*
Mardan: The Tehsil Council Mardan meeting was held with Mr. Mushtaq Semaab, presiding over it in the Tehsil Council Hall. The basic agenda of the meeting was to review the security status of various educational institutions. He emphasized that the nazmeen should be vigilant regarding the educational institutions in their respective areas.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 3
*Meager salaries in private schools; exploitation of unemployed youth*
District Quetta: The Exploitation of unemployed youth is at the peak, in private Educational institutions. The Private Educational institutions are charging giant amount of fees from children, but they are not giving the handsome salaries to the appointed staff.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-15-2016/Quetta/page3.asp
*Demand for recruitment of NTS pass candidates in education department*
District Quetta: The General Secretary National party Quetta Mr. Muhammad Khan Kakar said NTS pass candidates are still wondering over roads, after
1.5 years, due to unnecessary delay is recruitment process, creating doubts and chaos among the successful candidates. Rights should be given to successful candidates as early as possible.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-15-2016/Quetta/page7.asp
*No society can progress without Education: William Barkat*
District Quetta: No nation can progress without excel in Education; such views are shared by MPA Mr. William Barkat of Pashtoonkhuwa Map. He said provincial Government is focusing a lot on the development and standardization of Education in Baluchistan, adding that Educational budget has also increased at handsome level. He forced to parents to admit their children in schools for acquiring Education for their better and bright future.
*Educational issues of Jhal Magsi are in halt: Asif Magsi*
District Jhal Magsi: The leader, Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf district Jhal Magsi, Mr. Muhammad Asif Magsi said in newspaper statement that Education department Jahal Magsi has reached on the verge of destruction, due to irregularities. The local candidates are neglected in NTS recruitments, while people belonging to Sindh have been included in merit list, which is violation of rights of local candidates and services rules.
Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 3
*Favoritism in university recruitments will not be tolerated: WSF*
District Quetta: The Wattan Student Federation held meeting, under the supervision of the General Secretary Mr. Agha Tarique Baloch, over viewing the irregularities in recruitment process of Baluchistan University. WSF stated it is university tactic to raise funds in lieu of vacancy advertisement and to appoint their favorite/ near and dear candidates. WSF decided to file petition in court and to protest against such injustice at wide level.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-14-2016/Quetta/page2.asp
*Distribution of free text books will be ensured: DDO Chalton town*
District Quetta: The DDO female chalton town Ms. Farzana Ahmed Zai said in statement that after winter vacations, the distribution of free text books among female students will be ensured so that Educational process may not be derailed. She said efforts of concerned officials in this regards are appraisable.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-14-2016/Quetta/page3.asp
*Eradication of educational backwardness is not possible through photo sessions & statements: BSO (Pachar)*
District Kachhi: The Central leader of BSO Pachar Mr. Ghulam Muhammad Baloch along with others visited Government Degree College where he conveyed the message and mission of BSO Pachar saying that with tool of Education, youth can face the challenges of modern world. They said rulers grasped the resources and kept the province in darkness. Educational institutions of province are presenting the views of archeological sites, while Government is claiming for educational emergency in Baluchistan which is drama than nothing. BSO Pachar will strive hard for Educational and national rights till success.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 6
*Different cadre situations lying vacant in Government Girls High School
Manjhipur: The posts of Different cadre are vacant in Government Girls High School Manjhipur, from the time of up gradation. Due to lack of different cadre situations the future of students is at risk and injustice with literate and educated youth not to advertise the vacancies through any commission. Social groups demanded from Government to over view the situation and take steps for resolution.
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 8
*Demand for upgrading Primary school*
District Turbat: Social Activist Mr. Abdul Ghafoor from Jatkolwah along with others, stated that the government primary school in Jatkolwah should be upgraded to a middle school. Children in the district have become prone to discontinuing their education due to the unavailability of secondary education in Jatkolwah.
*Educational institutions have crossed the threshold of destitution*
District Kachhi: The Balochistan Government has declared an Education Emergency in the province. Districts such as Kachhi and Bolan help illustrate the gravity of the situatuion. Basic facilities such as infrastructure, clean drinking water and functional toilets have vanished and relevant institutions have been asked to take notice of the shortcomings present in government schools.
*Public should take part in school admission campaign from 15 February:
District Quetta: The Pashtoonkhuwa Student Organization appealed to the public to take active part in the school admission campaign. The PSO stated that no nation can progress without education; and members of the police service should encourage enrolment and publically endorse the campaign.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-13-2016/Quetta/page2.asp
*Salaries should be given to NTS ‘pass’ candidates: Sajjad Ahmed*
District Mastoong: The ‘pass’ candidates of the NTS have been deprived of their salaries since their appointment. President of GTA Qalat division, Mr. Sajjad Ahmed stated that newly appointed NTS pass candidates are facing financial problems, without any heed being paid to their troubles.
Candidates demanded that their salaries along with other remaining districts should be released as early as possible.
*Dangerous school building threat for Students *
District Multan: Although Punjab Government is spending billions of rupees on Education, but it is not paying attention to the dangerous School buildings, present in the whole of District of Multan and other parts of the Punjab Province. In many Schools the buildings are dangerous and many Schools do not have sufficient rooms for the children. The children have to sit under the open sky in severe cold weather of scorching heat. One such dangerous building is of Government Girls High School Nurjahan Multan. It is a dangerous building and has turned into ruins and is a threat to the lives of 1700 girls.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-02-15/page-3
*Punjab Government protects its favorite terrorists and is enemy of
District Layyah: Mr. Iqbal Chauhan, the President All Pakistan Private Schools Association, while addressing the media, said that Punjab Government is protecting its favorite terrorists and has become a home of the terrorists. The Government has become worst enemy of Education and has School on its hit list. He warned the CM to leash his Bureaucracy or be ready to face consequences.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-02-16/page-02
*High school without boundary wall*
District Layyah: The Government Boys High School Mouza Marrhan Wali, Karorr Lal Easn is without a boundary wall. The children told the Press that they constantly fear for their lives. The Headmaster said that he had written to the Authorities for the construction of the boundary wall, but they do not pay any attention.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya , Multan, Page No. 11
*Only 2 Teachers for 500 Students*
District Dera Ghazi Khan: The Government Girls Middle School Basti Jahan has 500 girls, but it has only 2 Teachers for the 500 girls. The School is without a security guard, peon, gardener and Ayah. The parents have demanded more Teaching and administrative staff for the School.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 9
*7250 Intermediate Position Holders to get Scholarships*
District Islamabad: The Government has decided to provide Scholarships to the position holders of Secondary and Intermediate classes, from the Prime Minister Merit Scholarship Fund. The Project will cost 4.47 Billion rupees
and 7250 Students will benefit from the project. Ten most prominent
Students from every Board will get RS.100, 000/- for Tuition Fee and Books and Rs.5000/- per month for accommodation expenses.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, page No. 9
*3000 security guards to be recruited for schools*
District Rajanpur: The Government of the Punjab has decided to recruit 3000 security guards for the Education Institutions of Punjab. This is being done to tackle the threats from the terrorists.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 8
*Ghazi Medical College students expelled staff and locked doors*
District Dera Ghazi Khan: The Students of Ghazi Medical College continued their protest, on the 4th Day as well, locking the doors of the building and expelling workers from the building. They said the Government wants to destroy their future by refusing registration of the Ghazi Medical College by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 8
*Security arrangement at High school completed*
District Rahim Yar Khan: Mr. Munir Nadeem, the Headmaster of the Government Boys High School Ahmedpur Lammah told the Press that the security arrangements at the School had been completed. Now the School had proper boundary wall and the wall also had barbed wire.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 9
*Sub-Standard construction continues fear*
District Bahawalpur: Mr. Rana Ishaq, the contractor who was given the contract, for the construction of the Boys School Khairpur Tamaywali is continuing the construction of the School building, with substandard material fearlessly. The residents drew his attention to the issue and he said that he has to pay share to the officials of the Buildings Departments, so he is working with whatever amount of money is left with him. The residents appealed to the DCO Bahawalpur to take action.
Complete Story: Daily AUSAF, Multan, Page No. 2
*Violation of Section 144: cheating through mobile phones, clerks acting as
District Multan/Rahim Yar Khan/Vehari: During the class 8 examinations in the districts, section 144 was openly violated as superintendents appointed clerks as examiners. These clerks allowed usage of unfair means by the students such as mobile phones. Irrelevant personnel were also allowed access to examination halls.
*Girls High school receives threatening letters from terrorists*
District Khanewal/Dera Ghazi Khan: The Headmistress of Government Girls High School Maulapur, located two kilometers away from Kabirwala, has received a threat letter from terrorists. The letter addressed the Headmistress by her name and stated that, “We will blow you and your school up”.
*Private schools show poor results, security arrangements also poor*
District Muzaffargarh: The residents of Shehr Sultan have appealed to the CM Punjab, the Secretary Education Punjab, Commissioner Dera Ghazi Khan and DCO Muzaffargarh to take notice of the poor quality of education and poor security arrangements, at private schools located in Shehr Sultan.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 7
*Ghazi Medical students continue protest on the 3rd Day*
District Dera Ghazi Khan: The Students of Ghazi Medical College continued their protest on the 3rd day, in support of their demands. The Students blocked Jampur Road, burnt their lab coats and chanted slogans against the Punjab Government. The Students said that their college was producing exemplar results, yet it still faces threats of closure from the government.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 8
*Absentee teachers receiving salaries at home in collaboration with EDO*
District Bahawalpur: The residents of Khairpur Tamaywali told the press that the female teachers from their district were often absent from schools despite receiving their salaries. They also accused the EDO’s of collaborating with such absentee teachers and appealed to the CM, Secretary Education, DCO and Commissioner Bahawalpur to take notice.
Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No. 3
*100 year old school building becomes a security risk*
District Bahawalpur: The Government Elementary School Head Pallah, Hasilpur is situated in a building over a 100 years old and in dire conditions. The building is host to over 250 students and has now become a security hazard for both students and staff members.
Complete Story: Daily Dunia, Multan, Page No. 9
*Goons torture Security Guard of Girls School*
District Rahim Yar Khan: Mohammed Yaqub, the security guard of the Government Girls High School advised six men not to stand in front of the school. This request motivated the mischief makers to attack and torture the security guard. The guard was rescued by the school clerks. A case has been registered against the attackers by local police.
Complete Story: Daily Dunia, Multan, Page No. 8
*High School construction work left incomplete*
District Badin: The construction work of Government High School building Budho Qambrani is left incomplete, for the last four years, due to noncompliance of contractor.
*Girls deprived of Education due to closure of School*
District Larkana: The Government Girls Middle School, village Gabar Masaan, is dysfunctional, for the last 8 years, due to carelessness of the Education Department. The village Girls are deprived of getting education and save their future.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_15022016021649.jpg
*Girls School did not open*
District Sanghar: The Government Girls Scholl, village Ghulam Nabi Shah is closed, due to not appointment of female Teachers in it.
*Protest against capturing of School plot*
District Dadu: The residents of Bhan Saeedabad held protest, along with school bachayo action committee, against the capturing of High School plot, by the local influential.
*Protest on closure of Library*
District Dadu: The Youth Committee Khairpur Nathan Shah stood against the closure of their public library, declaring that no books are present in the library.
*Students deprived of stipend*
District Badin: Countless Students are deprived of receiving of yearly scholarship stipend, due to not receiving of Mobile SMS.
*Protest against not appointing of Teachers in School*
District Jacobabad: The Government Primary School, village Ata Muhammad Sarki, is without Teachers. The residents held protest against not appointing of Teachers in School.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_15022016021937.jpg
*High School celebrates sports week*
District Qamber Shahdadkot: Sports week was celebrated at Government High Boys High School, Laloo Raink.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_15022016021937.jpg
*SMS service for providing information of Government Schools goes out of
Karachi: The Education Department Sindh had started SMS service, with joint venture of private partnership, named ILMI and SITARY, but the service is failed to provide the necessary information about Government Schools and submitting of complaints.
*C.M announces engineering campuses in various district of Sindh*
District Khairpur Mirs: The Chief Minister has said, during inaugurating the building of Masque, Auditorium, Central Library, Department of Civil, electrical Petroliam and Natural Gas, at Shah Bhutto campus of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Khairpur, that there are 45000 Teachers in Sindh, but some of them are getting duties from other jobless youth, by giving amount from their salary. But those Teachers will not be tolerated. He added that engineering campus will be established in District Jacobabad, Mithi and Umarkot.
*Clash between SPLA and Principal did not resolve*
District Larkana: The clash between Lecturers and Principal of Government Boys Degree College Larkana did not resolve, after great Negotiations of different parties.
*High school without furniture since years*
District Khairpur Mirs: The Government High School, village Qazi Noor Muhammad Lighari is without furniture, for the last 21 years. Even the construction work of building is not completed.
*Hunger strike against capturing of school plot*
District Dadu: The School bachayo committee held hunger strike against the local land grabbers, on capturing of plot of Government School plot Bhan Saeed abad.
*School building occupied by local drug addicts*
District Kahirpur Mirs: The residents of village Mehrab Bhutto stood against the local drug addicts, who have occupied the building of Village School, affecting the education of more than 200 students.
*Protest against closure of school*
District Khairpur Mirs: The Government Primary School, village Nandhi Mari is closed, for the last ten days, due to carelessness of higher authorities, leaving future of 80 students at stake.
*Decision to hand over closed schools to private institute*
Karachi: The Secretary Education, Mr. fazal Ul Allah Pechuho has said that dysfunctional school of Sindh are handed over to a private institute, for their restoration and standardization. Five schools will be handed over, in the first phase.
Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-07.jpg
*Four schools to be handed over to Private institutes*
District Khairpur Mirs: Four School buildings were constructed by the USAID, in Khairpur and Sukkur. Now the buildings are being handed over to a private institute to run.
*School building in crumbling condition*
District Dadu: The building of Government Primary School, village Pariyo Jamali, near Kacho, is in crumbling condition. The building is tumbling from different parts.
*School closed due to unavailability of teachers*
District Tharparker: The Education department has not taken any notice of the closure of the Government Primary School, village Kharo Jani, near Islamkot. The school is non-functional, due to unavailability of teachers.
*JSSF protests against Principal Technical College*
Hyderabad: The members of JSSF action Committee held a protest against the Principal of Technical College, accusing him of corruption.
*Teachers continue protest against Principal*
District Larkana: The Lecturers of Government Boys Degree College Larkana continued their protest against the principal. On the other hand, JSSF members recorded their protest in favor of the principal.
*Higher Secondary school building in crumbling condition*
District Tando Muhammad Khan: The Building of Government Higher Secondary School Jhok Sharif is in ruins, with various caved in rooms and fallen roofs. Repairs have not taken place in years
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