Women teachers get cash prizes for good performance
Cash prizes of Rs100,000 and Rs50,000 were distributed among six head teachers and 42 teachers of government girls high, higher and middle schools in Lower Dir for their good performance.
A meeting held chaired by Provincial Information Minister and Education Advisor, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. There were many other participants in the discussion and they discuss the issue of Endowment Fund. They discussed the utilization 500 million for Endowment funds for Universities and Colleges.
The Engineering University, in collaboration with Pakistan Engineering Council, is holding a two-day international workshop on “Outcome-based Education System”.
Irregularities in distribution of prize money to teachers
Several irregularities have been committed in the distribution of prize money to High Secondary teachers for their good performance. Some school owners have collected the prize money from teachers and then distributed it equally among all teachers.
HEREF to be utilised for innovation of research: Ghani
A high level meeting regarding the utilization and investment policy of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Higher Education Research Endowment Fund (HEREF) was held on Wednesday which was chaired by the Minister for Higher Education, Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=275754
KP unveils plan To Prepare Youth For Tech-Based Jobs
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government on Wednesday unveiled a comprehensive plan to linking youth to growing number of technology and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) based jobs. Under the plan, PKR 40 million would be invested to directly train youth of KP seven divisions for 3000 jobs in digital economy.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=275755
Teachers worried about inflation
Talimi Jaiza Committee said that rampant inflation and unemployment is giving teachers a tough time. Teachers are facing difficulties in paying the high NTS fees due to unemployment.
Becoming tech-savvy: Teachers in FATA to log attendance electronically
An Independent Monitoring Unit (IMU) has been established in the tribal belt to monitor education and health sectors, FATA Director for Education Professor Hamidullah Jan told The Express Tribune on Wednesday. He said this during his visit to the Government Degree College Ekka Ghund in Mohmand Agency to inaugurate the bachelors of sciences programme there.
‘Sports to be mandatory in schools’
The National Education Policy 2016 will make it mandatory for all educational institutes to include sports in their curriculum, the state minister for federal education and professional training, Balighur Rehman, said on Wednesday. He was addressing participants of a prize distribution ceremony at the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE).
Representatives from 16 US universities share experience with Millennials
Roots Millennium Schools’ Flagship Millennium Campus I9/3, Islamabad in collaboration with United States Education Foundation Pakistan (USEFP) organised a visit of 16 US universities in the formers premises on Wednesday.
Special children show talent
A colourful function was held at Nasheman College for Special Children on the eve of International White Cane Day yesterday. Chairman POF Board, Lt Gen Omar Mahmood Hayat, HI (M) was the chief guest on this occasion. On arrival at Nasheman College for Special Children, the chief guest was received by MD POF Welfare Trust Brig (Retd) Taqdees Ahmed and Principal Farhana Tanveer.
Pakistan has begun R&D programmes in lasers, phonics, says Rana Tanveer
Pakistan has started several R&D programs in lasers and Phonics including the National Institute of Lasers and Optronics (NILOP), in addition to specialized courses and research activities at various universities across the country, including COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT).
BISE announces scholarships
Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore has announced the National Talent Scholarships on the basis of Secondary School Certificate (Annual) Examination 2015.
Punjab University Examinations Department has declared the results of MSc Psychology Part-II Annual Exam 2015. Meanwhile, according to a press release, the PU Centre for Clinical Psychology (CCP) organised a two-day training workshop “Eidetic Psychotherapy” in which Principal Psychologist, Dr Akhter Ali Syed was the resource person.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-345721-PU-results
Pakistani youth are highly talented and proving their mettle all over the world, there is a need to encourage them for their more successes in life. Director Super Asia Group of Industries Haji Muhammad Ashraf said while speaking at annual talent award ceremony held here under the auspices of Gujranwala Chamber of Education.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=275768
Government investing in education
Provincial Education Minister said that the government is dedicating a major chunk of its resources to the education sector. He added that the government is working towards the provision of computer labs to schools. The Minister also visited Malala Yousaf Zai, Tehsil Jand in order to monitor on-going activities.
District Education Registration Authority
The government has decided to establish District Education Registration Authority for the registration of private schools. The authority will be headed and managed by the DCO.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103117009&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151014
Woman lecturer attacks her colleague
Punjab University Law College (PULC) Lecturer Khijista Rehan on Wednesday allegedly tortured her colleague Lecturer Sumbal Islam and threatened her of dire consequences. According to a complaint letter, University Law College Lecturer Sumbal Islam was coming from the college’s staff room after performing ablution to offer Zohar prayers when Khijista Rehan aggressively passed highly offensive remarks about Sumbal Islam.
US-Funded building at UE inaugurated
The inaugural ceremony of newly constructed building of Faculty of Education in University of Education (UE) funded by USAID was held at Township Campus here on Wednesday. Acting US Counsel General Erik Martini attended the ceremony as the chief guest while Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashood Ahmad Khan was the guest of honor.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=275838
LHC refuses help to Aitchison College Principal
The Lahore High Court yesterday dismissed the petition of dysfunctional principal of Aitchison College, Raja Ghazanfar, and asked him to approach the competent forum against his termination. During the course of hearing, the counsel of the college’s Board of Governors told Justice Ayesha A Malik that the contract of the petitioner terminated after fulfilling all terms and conditions agreed in it. “Therefore, the petition is non-maintainable now,” he said.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-15/page-14/detail-7
Health Department bars private medical colleges to charge extra fee
Health department of Punjab has barred private medical colleges, paramedical and pharmacy schools from increasing their fee this year. No private institution shall charge fee during academic year 2015-16 at the rate higher than the fee charged during the academic year 2014-15. It is pertinent to mention here that the Government of Punjab has promulgated “Punjab Private Educational Intuitions (Promotion & Regulation) (Amendment) Ordinance 2015”, to regulate fee structure of private educational institutions.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=275760
China to provide assistance in promotion of Tech education
China will find way to provide technical assistance to TEVTA for the promotion of technical education and vocational training system across the province of the Punjab. It was stated by Chinese Consul General Mr. Yu Boren during his visit at TEVTA Secretariat on Wednesday.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=275837
Kudos: UAF ranked 87th best university in the world
The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) has made it to the 87th position in the National Taiwan University’s ranking of best universities in the world. The ranking was based on the quality of scientific research papers from universities all over the world.
Action against unauthorized exam attendants
The Education Department Punjab has decided to conduct thorough investigation against unauthorized examination staff and to take strict action against those found guilty. In the first phase of the investigation, the Department will investigate the unauthorized staff which performed duties during matriculation and intermediate examination.
PEF served 1.7 million children
The Punjab Education Foundation is currently serving 1.7 million underprivileged children and aims at expanding its base of beneficiaries to 2.8 million by 2018.
Dairy Project Forms
The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore has initiated the Dairy Form Project under Australian Aid Agriculture Linkages Program.
Holiday in city educational institutions today
All educational institutions in Karachi will remain closed on Thursday on account of Muharram 1. Sindh Senior Minister for Information and Education Nisar Khuhro said on Wednesdaythat all schools in the city would remain closed on the day but there would be no holiday in any government organisation or department.
Children`s film festival concludes
The happy faces of students of schools from across the city, who enjoyed the shows during the 10-day 5th Karachi International Children`s Film Festival organised by The Little Art in collaboration with Teachers` Resource Centre at Cinepax at Ocean Mall in Clifton and City Auditorium in Federal B. Area, which concluded on Wednesday, spoke a lot about how much they needed this kind of entertainment.
Pakistani scientists to be trained in France
“The Embassy of France in Islamabad has decided to send the scientists of International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi to France for scientific training in molecular medicines and Nan technology. The formation of scholastic network between France and Pakistan is inevitable.”
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=275843
Sukkur medical college offers `conditional` admission due to PMDC ban
The management of the Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College (GMMMC), affiliated with the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU), has started the admission process although it has made acceptance of candidates conditional with approval by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC).
DAE paper leaked
The question papers of Islamyat and Pakistan Studies leaked out two hours before the paper was scheduled to be conducted. Despite the leaking of papers, the examination was not cancelled.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-15-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_02.gif
Faceless ghost employees
The higher administration of Education Department Karachi identified over 1800 ghost employees in the department. However, proper individual identification of the said ghost employees has not been achieved yet. Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-15&edition=KCH&id=1937571_83159374
Restoration of closed schools
The Deputy Commissioner Thatta said that the government is focusing its energy and resources primarily on education. He added that the government is working towards the restoration of closed schools.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-10-15/page-3
A cool school to foster bright minds
A school is a place that nurtures the leaders of tomorrow. The emphasis is on education and fostering a child’s mind to make them a productive member of society and to hone their skills to bring out their best abilities.
Next move: Nomination of Prof Qureshi as DUHS VC challenged in SHC
After the withdrawal of Prof Dr Noushad A Sheikh’s appointment as the new vice-chancellor (VC) of the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), the nomination of Prof Dr Saeed Qureshi for the same post was also challenged in court.
Expelled KU student appeals to authorities to reconsider decision
An expelled student of the University of Karachi (KU), Araib Khan, has appealed to the university management and the vice-chancellor to reconsider their decision.
Only educational institutions to close on first Muharram
According to a notification issued by the Sindh government on Wednesday, only educational institutions are to remain closed on Thursday (today) on account of Youm-e-Shahdat Hazrat Umer Farooq (RA), while the rest of the city is to go about its business as usual.
NED creates ‘smart drone’
A “smart drone” has been created by NED University of Engineering and Technology’s students that could save the lives of people during heat stroke, those drowning as well as rescue people post-earthquakes.
Selling education by Hasnain Iqbal
Lately, there has been a lot of noise in the media about how expensive good education is in Pakistan and how a cartel of private schools is fleecing Pakistanis. Private schools have loudly disagreed. Let me wonder aloud. If the situation is indeed tough for private schools as depicted in their massive advertisement given in dailies across Pakistan, then why do they continue to pop up in every nook and corner, unabated? What fuels their phenomenal expansion across and outside Pakistan?
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/972872/selling-education-opinion/
Shooting for the stars by Dr. Javaid Laghari
The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2015-16 were recently announced, with the US taking the lead with six of its universities in the top 10: CalTech (first); Stanford (third), MIT (fifth), Harvard (sixth), Princeton (seventh) and the Chicago (tenth). The UK had three: Oxford (second), Cambridge (fourth) and Imperial College (eighth), and Switzerland’s ETH Zurich (ninth) made the cut too.
Letters to the Editor
It is worrisome that a primitive curriculum and very old syllabus are being taught in the far-flung areas of Balochistan. The deteriorating education infrastructure is ubiquitous in this province, where students are taught how to cram, where enthusiasm, curiosity and talent goinvain, and a child considers school a prison.
Girls College Maatli by Muhammad Aslam
Girls College Maattli is bearing the brunt of Education Department’s negligence and poor governance. Chunks of land of the college have been sold out illegally to vendors for commercial purposes. Such irregularities need to be accounted for.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-10-15/page-14
Shortage of teachers in Agrah Girls School
Charsadda: Agrah Girls School not only lacks basic facilities but is also faced with an acute shortage of teachers. The UC Nazim and residents of the area have demanded from the government and district administration to provide basic facilities immediately.
Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/34/akhbar-e-khyber/page/3
Meher Taj Roghani visited Special Education Complex Hayatabad
Peshawar: The Special Assistant for Social Welfare & Women Development to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Meher Taj Roaghani along with Sherjeel Khan Malik President PTI (UK) visited the Government School for Blind Nishterabad; Government School for Deaf & Dumb Gul Bahar, Women Crises Centre and Special Education Complex Hayatabad. They met with students and teachers and enquired about their problems. She assured the administration of these institutions of full cooperation with regards to resolution of problems.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 02
Mutahida Tulaba Mahaz Mardan College opposed the transfer of Principal
Mardan: The Mutahida Tulaba Mahaz Mardan President Sajjad Hoti, while addressing a student meeting in Mardan College, opposed the transfer of the Principal of the University, Fayaz Ali Shah. He declared the transfer order to be in contradiction with the interests of the students and the locals of the area.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 04
Directives to suspend junior clerk on account of absenteeism
Peshawar: The District Nazim Karak, Umer Draz Khattak, fired a junior clerk at the Education Department from job due to continued absence and issued his termination order. On the occasion, Khattak said that surprise visits of public sector institutions by the Education Department for monitoring purposes will improve the performance of government employees.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No. 02
Khyber Students Union protested against student’s arrest
Peshawar: The Khyber Students Union Khyber Agency demanded from the higher officials to release the KSU activist student Muhammad Sadeeq. In this regard, the Union members headed by President Naiz Mat Shah Afridi held protest in front of the Peshawar Press Club. They reported that Muhmmad Sadeeq, a student of Peshawar University Social Work Department and activist of the Union was arrested by the security forces from his house on 10 June, 2015 on account of charged that are unknown till date.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 02
Swati Gate Primary School student future seem dark
Peshawar: The residents of the Swati Gate are gravely concerned about the future of their children given that only three teachers are appointed in Government Primary School Swati Gate. They expressed their concerns saying that in addition to the acute shortage of teachers, the teachers that were appointed at all did not attend to their duties sincerely. The parents demanded for their concerns to be redressed.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 03
Ghost teachers ineligible for leniency: Haji Ghulam Dastagir Somalani
District Dalbandin: The Deputy District Education officer Dalbandin Mr. Haji Ghulam Dastagir Somalani while addressing teachers at their induction said that absentee teachers were ineligible for leniency.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html
Final result issued for 470 recruitments in Education Department Kech
District Kech: The final NTS result has been issued for the recruitment of 470 teachers by the Education Department District Kech. Acting DEO Kech, Mr. Sher Jan Dashti said the result has been displayed in male & female offices of District Education Department.
Notice against irregularities of Education Department: Sheikh Naqeebullah Mandokhel
District Zoab: Sheikh Naqeebullah Mandokhel, during a press conference, appealed to the Chief Minister, Chief Secretary, Chief Justice, Provincial Ombudsman and Secretary Education of Balochistan, to take notice against the irregularities of Education Department concerning the disabled. He added that 2% quota for the disabled should be ensured to legitimate candidates in NTS recruitments.
Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar, Quetta, Page No. 02
Incidents of violence against students on the rise: ANP
District Quetta: Awami National Party reported that a chaos was ensuing in Balochistan University, where incidents of violence against students have increased manifold. ANP alleged that the Vice Chancellor of Balochistan University has completely failed at neutralizing the situation and has turned the university into a cantonment area. ANP concluded that violence and unlawful arrest of students will not be tolerated at any cost.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-15-2015/Quetta/page12.asp
Students cannot be kept in the dark anymore: Taimoor Shahbaz Baloch
District Kharan: Quetta Student Action Committee Leader, Mr. Taimoor Shahbaz Baloch said MPA Kharan has violated the rights of deserving students by distributing scholarships based on political patronage. He demanded the Government to form an investigation committee for transparent inquiry of the scandal.
Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar, Quetta, Page No.03
Resources will be utilized for improvement of education standard: Muhammad Khan Lehri
District Naseerabad: PMLN MPA Mr. Haji Muhammad Khan Lehri, PPP Provincial President Mr. Sadique Umrani and GTA Provincial President Mr. Nawaz Jattak said that teachers should be legally bound to perform their duties persistently and regularly. They added that optimal resources will be utilized for the improvement of educational standard in the province.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-15-2015/Quetta/page2.asp
Mega Talent Award Show event in Quetta Science College
District Quetta: Islami Jameat Tulba organized a Mega Talent Award Show in Quetta Science College for the promotion of youth talent. Mr. Abdul Mateen Akhundzada of IJT said that due to the lack of educational institutions and basic facilities, poor children are rendered incapable of getting education.
Increase in IT University fees is not an education-friendly step: PSO
District Quetta: Pashtoonkhuwa Student Organization issued a statement that the increment in fees of IT University is not an educational-friendly step. PSO demanded the government to provide education free of cost in accordance with the constitutional stipulation of Article 25A.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-15-2015/Quetta/page2.asp
Route to Government Girls School & Vocational Institute blocked
District Rahim Yar Khan: The accumulation of sewerage water and heaps of garbage has blocked the route to Government Girls High School and Vocational Institute Khanbella, causing the teachers and students difficulty in commuting to the school and the institute.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 02
Secondary school without basic facilities
District Rahim Yar Khan: Government Secondary School Jajja Abbassian lacks basic facilities. The school building does not have adequate number of classrooms and the students have to sit under the open sky.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 02
Government school without repair and up-gradation
District Rahim Yar Khan: Govt. Boys High School Chak 9/P has not undergone any repair or up-gradation for a long time. The school building is in a deplorable condition and needs timely repair as well as upgradation.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 02
ATI demands Postgraduate College for Liaquatpur
District Rahim Yar Khan: Anjuman-e-Talba-e-Islam held its meeting and demanded a Postgraduate College for Liaquatpur, in the absence of which, the students had to go to Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalpur for pursuit of Higher Education.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 02
Girls School without boundary wall
District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government Girls High School Khanpur is without a boundary wall. The female students find it hard to continue their educational activities amidst the lack of privacy.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-10-15/page-3
Students protest on suspension of school construction work
District Dadu: The students of Wazirabad Primary School protested on the suspension of their school’s construction work. The construction work has been left incomplete for the last two years.
Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130320781&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151015
Female student teaching in school
District Thull: The residents of village Shadi Khan Dholl protested against the incompletion of the construction work of the school building. No female teacher has been deputed in the school since its approval and a female student has been teaching in the school for years. The protestors also demanded for immediate appointment of teachers in the school.
GSTA protests against Secretary Education
District Qamber Shahdadkot: The high school teachers from Qamber, on the call of GSTA, protested against the Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho and demanded for his removal.
Libraries will be upgraded: Sharmeela
Karachi: The Chief Minister’s Advisor for Culture and Tourism, Ms. Sharmeela Farooqui said that libraries in different cities would be upgraded and various facilities would be extended. She added that complaint boxes would be introduced for receiving complaints.
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Higher Secondary School Golarchi surrounded by garbage
District Badin: The building of Government Higher Secondary School Golarchi is surrounded by heaps of garbage which is causing students difficulties in attending school.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-10-15/news/page2/1%20(12).htm
Sindh University to conduct entry test on 18th October
Jamshoro: The University of Sindh Jamshoro will conduct entry test for different disciplines of Bachelors, Masters, M.Phil, M.S and P.HD degree programs on 18th October 2015.
High Court directs to appoint teachers through NTS
Sindh High Court, on account of various petitions, has taken notice of the recruitment of Arabi teachers and has formed a committee to investigate the matter under the supervision of Commissioner Hyderabad, Syed Asif Hyder Shah. The teachers were appointed in 2012.