15 January 2016

National Press: 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

KP to appoint 6 teachers in all six rooms’ schools

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Finance Muzafar Sayed Advocate on Thursday said the provincial government has taken organized reforms initiatives for promotion of education. He said six teachers would be appointed in all six rooms’ primary schools across the province.

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Quality of government schools and education are first priority

KP’s Minister for Education, Muhammad Atif Khan has said that quality of government schools and improvement of education standards are the first priority of PTI led government in KP.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Peshawar/2016-01-15/page-1/detail-19


Students will be the architects of future

Chairman Provincial Inspection Committee, Akhtar Ali Shah has said that Frontier School is striving to groom the children in every aspect. The students are our future and they will manage the reigns of our country effectively.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103288118&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160115


Teaching Assistants protest against non-payment of their salaries

All Khyber Pakhtunkhwah Teaching Assistant Survival Society led a protest in front of Peshawar Press Club yesterday. The reason for their protest was that they are neither being paid the salaries regularly nor are being given the Basic Pay Scale. Over 800 TAs are being deprived of their basic rights.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103288131&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160115


Privatization of government colleges should be avoided

It was unanimously urged in the meeting of Government College Mithra that government colleges should not be privatized. Some policy statement should come from the government that can mitigate the tension raised over the issue of privatization.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103288120&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160115


Boys in Masshokhel study under the sky; girls have no choice but stay home

It was 2013 when Government Primary School Mashokhel was blown up. As 2016 settles in and brings with it new highs and lows, GPS Mashokhel still awaits reconstruction – along with three other schools in the area.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1027650/three-years-and-counting-boys-in-mashokhel-study-under-the-sky-girls-have-no-choice-but-stay-home/


In appreciation: Tablet awarded to 713 teachers in Mardan

Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad Atif Khan and representatives of the Pakistan Reading Project distributed 713 tablets among teachers of various schools in Mardan Thursday morning.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1027661/in-appreciation-tablets-awarded-to-713-teachers-in-mardan/


Waiting permanency: Ad Hoc teachers continue protest for third day

Speaker of the K-P Assembly Asad Qaiser said on Thursday a committee would be formed to address the issue of regularising the protesting teachers of K-P and Fata.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1027653/wanting-permanency-ad-hoc-teachers-continue-protest-for-third-day/


Cancellation of admission of dentistry student stayed

The Peshawar High Court on Thursday issued a stay order to stop the joint admission committee of public sector medical colleges from canceling admission of 15 students to the Khyber College of Dentistry and the dentistry section of the Bacha Khan Medical College.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1233139/cancellation-of-admission-of-dentistry-students-stayed


Teachers reject proposed autonomy for colleges

The college teachers have rejected the government’s plan to grant autonomy to public sector colleges declaring the proposed move a step towards the privatisation of educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1233135/teachers-reject-proposed-autonomy-for-colleges


Exhibition Talent: Painting of HU students put on display

The artwork of students from Hazara University (HU) Art and Design department were put on display at the campus on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1027669/exhibiting-talent-paintings-of-hu-students-put-on-display/


University of Haripur signs MOU with Tech valley Abbottobad

The University of Haripur (UoH) and Tech Valley Abbottabad, a private tech organisation, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1027662/university-of-haripur-signs-mou-with-tech-valley-abbottabad/




Condition of B.A. and B.Ed Should be Observed

Office bearers of Young Government Teacher Action Committee have stressed in a joint statement that the condition of B.A. and B.Ed should be observed for the promotion decisions so that qualified and capable teachers get the chance of promotion.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103287405&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160115


HSF Welcomes the Restoration of Student Unions

Hazara Students Foundation has welcomed the Chairman Senate’s initiative to restore the student unions. They have termed the decision to be a good omen for students as well as academic institutes.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103287361&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160115


Fighting for Students Rights

JUI’s leaders have said that their party is fighting for the rights of students and they will make efforts to introduce the modern day students to the Islamic injunctions that are applicable in the modern era too.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-15-2016/Quetta/page2.asp




FATA lecturers protest denial of salary

Unpaid for five months, around 150 male and 100 female lecturers from Fata have been oscillating between hope and despair. “Some teachers have been forced to live on debt as they have been facing financial problems,” said a woman lecturer with an infant protesting for around a week at a camp set up on a footpath near the Peshawar Press Club.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1233142/fata-lecturers-protest-denial-of-salary


Corruption in Textbooks’ Printing and Publishing

AJK Teachers Foundation has revealed that large scale fraud and corruption are being committed in the process of printing and publishing of textbooks. Blue eyed publishers are being  awarded the contracts in violation of rules and regulations.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-01-15/3164/azad%20jamu%20copy.jpg


Government has taken practical steps to transform AJK into an education city

General Secretary of Azad Kashmir School Officer Association, Abdul Jameel Janjua has claimed that AJK government has taken practical steps to transform the state into an education city. Government should promote the teachers on seniority to benefit from the fruits of those practical steps.

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Twin cities private schools lacking basic facilities irks parents

Majority of private education institutes have occupied streets and residential areas of the twin cities which have no proper basic facilities including buildings, lacking parks and open grounds for recreational activities.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-15/page-2/detail-1


Textbook Wing Established

Ministry of CADD has issued the notification for establishment of the curriculum and textbook wing for 422 schools of federal capital. The wing is being established after a delay of one year.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103288557&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160115


Al-Khidmat Foundation Contributing to Education

Al-khidmat Foundation and Together we Can Foundation joined hands to conduct a three days extracurricular program for orphans. The participants of event acknowledged the rich contributions of AKF for the cause of education.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-01-15/page-5


National Movement for Promoting Book Culture

PM’s advisor Irfan Siddiqui has said that a nationwide movement is being launched for promoting the book reading culture in Pakistan. The purpose of movement is to inculcate positive academic and literary values in the society.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-15-2016/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=430.gif


Students enter the business world

A Business Innovation Technology Centre (BITC) was opened at the Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi on Thursday to promote business related products and services developed by students, aiming to provide them with self-employment opportunities.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1233128


US Varsities keen to ink accord with NUML

US State Department is keen to extend bilateral relations in the field of education to promote higher education studies in Pakistan, University Partnerships Coordinator for Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Boyum said on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-15/page-13/detail-9



Closing Ceremony Of FJWU Int’l Conference

Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) Rawalpindi, in collaboration with the University of Texas, Austin USA, International Conference on “Gender, Social Sciences and Humanities’ closing ceremony would be held today.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=285723


PINSAT, NCP Ink Accord For Technical Collaboration

Preston Institute of Nano Science and Technology (PINSAT),Preston University, Islamabad and the National Center for Physics (NCP), Islamabad inked accord for collaboration between the two institutions. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect was inked at a simple but impressive ceremony held here at campus of university. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=285721


NUST to holds model United Nations

The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) will hold its fourth Model United Nations -- NUST International Model United Nations (NIMUN) 2016 -- on its H-12 campus from January 19 to January 22.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/90414-NUST-to-hold-Model-United-Nations


Lecture on the Development Philosophy of the government held at CIIT

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) invited Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Professor Ahsan Iqbal here on Wednesday to deliver a lecture on the ‘Development Philosophy of the Government’ at its main campus, while other CIIT campuses.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/90420-Lecture-on-the-Development-Philosophy-of-the-Government-held-at-CIIT


NISTE to become technical University soon

The National Institute of Science and Technical Education (NISTE) will soon become a technical university. This was disclosed by Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Muhammad Balighur Rehman during the 14th board meeting of the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission here on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/90422-NISTE-to-become-technical-university-soon




Feb 12 Last Date For Online Fee Submission

Feb 12 will be last date for online submission of admission forms with single fee for 2016 annual Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) exam under Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE).

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=285724


PEF Secondary Schools’ Board Registration, Exam Fee Waived Off

The Punjab Government has waived the Board registration and examination fee off for the students enrolled in secondary schools partnering with Punjab Education Foundation in 9th and 10th classes. This step will benefit the 1.9 million needy students of PEF partner schools who mostly belong to the low income families.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=285709







CM reviews implementation of education reforms

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif presided over a high level meeting on Thursday, which reviewed the pace of implementation of reforms programme in the education sector.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-15/page-14/detail-6






Quality Insurance Test

Quality Insurance Test of 402 schools affiliated with Education Voucher Scheme of Punjab Educational Foundation was held yesterday in 36 districts of Punjab. 17905 students took the test.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-15/page-12/detail-3



Old Registration Committee Should be Restored, says Adeeb Javedani

President of All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association, Adeeb Javedani has stressed that the old registration committees for private schools should be restored because the new registration committees have ACs and education department official on board. But those officials have no time for inspecting the schools. That is why lot of time is wasted on the registration process. He also stressed that additional taxes being imposed upon private institutes should be abolished.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103288844&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160115



Character Assassination of School Teachers

Headmaster of Govt. Boys High School Kalyam has said that he is not against monitoring and evaluation. But in fact the evaluator Ch Ibrar is doing character assassination of teachers. He reported present teachers to be absent which is sheer injustice.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-15&edition=ISL&id=2111872_64863198


Students Should Focus More and More on Education to Build Quaid’s Pakistan

The Smart School System Lahore held a function to commemorate the Quaid’s birthday. Different aspects of his life were shared with the students and they were urged to focus more and more on education in order to make a Pakistan according to the Quaid’s vision.

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Punjab University Announces Results

PU has announced the results of MSc Statistics Part I and II Annual 2015. The results can be seen at the website www.pu.edu.pk.

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Virtual University Issues Scholarship List

VU has issued the list of 778 students who got merit based and need based scholarships. 358 got merit based scholarships and 420 students got need based scholarships.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-15/page-12/detail-12



NCA Announces Results of Masters Thesis

National College of Arts has announced the results of Masters Degree thesis. Ejaz Rasul’s documentary ‘three words’ has been declared as the best documentary.

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Students from all over the World Prefer to Study in Canada

Education and trade related officials of Canadian embassy visited a students’ counseling firm SSS in Lahore. Canadian trade commissioner Steward said that students from all over the world preferred to study in Canada. He also said that immigration policy for Pakistani students as compared to students of other universities.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-15/page-9/detail-7



Rangers public Schools Honour exceptional students

A prize distribution ceremony was held in the honour of exceptional students of Rangers public schools who attained distinctive positions in board examinations at the Pakistan Rangers Headquarters (Punjab) on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-15/page-14/detail-3






Dera Ghazi Khan University looking at new horizons

The Dera Ghazi Khan University has set up a charity-based foundation to provide financially-deprived students, need-based scholarships that would help them continue their studies, Professor Muhammad Khaliq Ahmad, the newly appointed vice chancellor of Dera Ghazi Khan University.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1027632/education-matters-dera-ghazi-khan-university-looking-at-new-horizons/


LUMS denies arrest of its student on terrorism charges

The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Thursday categorically denied reports that one of its students had been arrested on terrorism charges. The LUMS, in a statement posted on the Facebook page of LUMS Students and Alumni Action Committee (LSAAC), said the rumours doing the rounds on social media originated from Indian media and a private Pakistani news channel.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/14/city/lahore/lums-denies-arrest-of-its-student-on-terrorism-charges/


Business Technology Centre Inaugurated At PMAS-AAUR

Vice Chancellor (VC) of Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) Prof. Dr. Niaz Ahmad on Thursday inaugurated Business Innovation Technology Center (BITC). The objective of the BITC was to highlight creative business products and services developed by students and to provide them self-employment opportunities in order to cope with the challenge of unemployment.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=285720




Teachers take to streets over mismanagement at college

Reiterating their demand for initiating a probe into the alleged financial corruption and administrative mismanagement of the principal of Government Degree College Larkana and his removal, professors and lecturers demonstrated outside the local press club and at Jinnahbagh roundabout here on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1232988/teachers-take-to-streets-over-mismanagement-at-college


Arifa Kareem Free Education Plan

Imdad Welfare’s president, Tahir Iqbal has said that Arifa Kareem is pride of whole Pakistan who projected the image of Pakistan in all over the world at such a short age. Imdad Welfare is going to launch Arifa Kareem Free Education Plan to pay tribute to her. 10000 children will be educated freely through that program.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-01-15/page-2


Controller of Examinations Should be Appointed in Educational Boards

Opposition leader of Sindh Assembly, Khawaja Izhar ul Hasan raised his voice over the issue of non-appointment of Controllers in educational boards of Sindh. He urged the government to appoint Controllers because the examination process would be imperiled in the absence of Controllers.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103287834&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160115



Growth in Pakistan is Dependent upon Advancement in Science and Technology

Dr. Zaabta Khan Shinwari, Secretary General of Pakistan Academy of Sciences, has said that Pakistan can prosper only if it attains advancement in science and technology. The developed nations have also prospered through scientific advancement.

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Pakistani Industry is not Utilizing the Research of Universities

Chemical Engineering Department of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology started its 3rd annual international conference and expo yesterday. VC of the university lamented the fact that Pakistani industry was not effectively utilizing the research being conducted in the universities of Pakistan.

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Sindh Madrissat ul Islam’s Delegate Returns from China

SIndh MAdrissatul Islam nad China’s four universities have decided to enter in a partnership to form Sindh China Education Forum. This was revealed by SMI’s vice chancellor upon the return of their delegate from China. He also said that there are 1600 universities in China and 160 in Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-01-15/page-3


Protest by Students of Asifa Dental College

Students of Asifa Dental College Larkana continued to protest yesterday too. They raised slogans in the favor of their demands. They said that the university administration was taking bribes to pass many candidates.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-01-15/page-2


Karachi University Awards PhD Degree

KU has awarded PhD degree to Muhammad Faraheem in Islamic learning.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-15&edition=KCH&id=2112201_41221286


Students to advocate diversity at ZABMUN

The opening ceremony of the eighth SZABIST Model United Nations (Zabmun) commenced on Thursday with high spirited cheers from the delegates of various institutions, as the hosts took the stage and spoke of this year’s objective to initiate dialogue and advocate diversity.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1027584/educational-activities-students-to-advocate-diversity-at-zabmun/


Principal, Teachers’ Row Intensify

Row between Principal and Teachers intensified, academic activities in Colleges suspended, Professors and Lecturers of Larkana and Kamber Shahdadkot boycotted of their duties and took out mammoth rally on protest call given by Sindh Professors Lecturers Association (SPLA) pressing government for removal of Principal Government Degree College Larkana Ghulam Sarwar Qureshi.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=285758


DUHS establishes cardiology institute

Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad on Thursday inaugurated the Dow Institute of Cardiology (DIOC) and a gas power plant at a ceremony to mark the 12th anniversary of the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) at the university’s Ojha campus.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1233000/duhs-establishes-cardiology-institute






Education, Growth and Japanese Iron By Dr. Munawar Sabir

Japan had neither coal nor oil resources. They had no energy resources either. Their agricultural resources were less as compared to Pakistan’s. But it reached the pinnacle of success through advancements in science and education only.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-15/page-15/detail-1


Who is Afraid of Student Unions?  By Dr. Lal Khan

PPP’s Robeena Khalid and BNP’s Haasil Bizinjo put forward a motion for restoration of student unions in senate on 11th January. For the first time, students’ unions were banned during Zia’s dictatorial period. Trade unions were also suppressed during his era.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-15&edition=LHR&id=2111753_41152239


Letters to the Editor


Capital model schools in shambles

The apathy of the Federal Directorate of Education towards the Islamabad Model Schools and Colleges has become a major concern for the parents. The pay-deprived teachers are painstakingly dejected and naturally, therefore, are not interested at all to fulfill their primary responsibility of teaching.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/14/comment/capital-model-schools-in-shambles/


FATA Military Schools

IT is appreciable that our army is establishing military schools and colleges in Fata. But certain questions need an answer. Cadet colleges are nurseries for recruitment in the armed forces.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1233042


Education is necessary

Education is a weapon which can enable a person to win every battle. It is education that distinguishes human beings from animals.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-01-15/page-11


SPSC’S late result

We took part in the combined competitive examination held in 2015. Initially, we went through the toughest screening test in the history of the Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC).

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/15-Jan-2016/spsc-s-late-result