15th February 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Body set up to probe misuse of school funds

The district education department has formed a two-member committee to probe the misuse of conditional grant funds given to 33 primary and high schools in Karak.

Complete Story:http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=15_02_2017_182_002

 

Army to retrieve schools misused hijras in NWA

General Officer Commanding (GOC) Maj-Gen Hassan Azhar Hayat has said the army in collaboration with the political administration would retrieve the 942 girls schools in North Waziristan Agency that has been turned into personal hijras by influential people.

Complete Story:http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=15_02_2017_183_004

 

Women accuses education dept of grabbing land

A British Pakistani woman has alleged that her residential plot at Dir Colony has been illegally occupied by education department for construction of a girl’s school.

Complete Story:http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=15_02_2017_182_003

 

KP recovers Rs 2.7m from absent teachers under OAMS

Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary & Secondary Education (E&SE) Department has entered in a new era of transparency in the education sector.

Complete Story:http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201702/15/page02.php

 

As Matric exams are coming close, the sale of pocket guides and cheating material is also increasing

There has been a rapid and overt increase in sale of illegal material used for cheating as Matriculation exams are coming close. This raises a lot of questions against the education department and district councils.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/267949-todays-print-city-news

 

The quality of Maths and Science learning has been declared flawed

The quality of maths and science learning in government schools of the whole country has been declared defective. It is not possible for Pakistan to grow socially or economically without the improvement of maths and science learning.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/267956-todays-print-city-news

 

 

G-B/FATA/AJK

All teachers, lecturers in FATA to be regularised

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance Minister Muzaffar Syed has said the services of all teachers and lecturers in the tribal areas would be regularised soon.

Complete Story:http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=15_02_2017_007_010

http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-02-15/lahore/9748/67720

 

Federal

RSS holds vocabulary parade

The Montessorians of Roots, DHA1 participated in Vocabulary Parade. A vocabulary Parade is a very visual, amusing, fun and inspiring event to entertain and boost vocabulary recognition in young students.

Complete Story:http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/2-15-2017/page14.asp

 

PakTurk schools to be taken over by Turkey’s Maarif Foundation

Turkey’s Maarif Foundation will take over the administration of the PakTurk schools in Pakistan following the registration of the foundation as an INGO by the Ministry of Interior.

Complete Story:https://issuu.com/abidoon/docs/e-paper_pdf__15-02-2017_-lhr/4

http://www.dawn.com/news/1314766/pak-turk-schools-to-be-taken-over-by-turkeys-maarif-foundation

 

Dr Samar lauds educational services of PakTurk International Schools, Colleges

Renowned Scientist and Educationist Dr. Samar Mubarakmand, Tuesday, said that Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges has been striving hard to provide quality education to Pakistani youth since 1995.

Complete Story:http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201702/15/page09.php

 

MCI to provide full assistance to education institutes: Anser

Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) would provide its full assistance and cooperation to the educational institutes which are providing quality education to our children and possible measures would be taken to encourage such educational institutes.

Complete Story:http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201702/15/page09.php

 

CADD still unable to appoint DG to Federal Directorate of Education

Despite clear directives by the prime minister, the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has yet to appoint a permanent director general to the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE), a BPS-20 post which has been lying vacant since December 10, 2016, when Dr Shahnaz Anjum Riaz retired.

Complete Story:http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/02/14/cadd-still-unable-to-appoint-dg-to-federal-directorate-of-education/

 

Students should be prepared to learn new subjects: Ahsan Iqbal

Minister of Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal said that in the coming years, new subjects will be introduced and the younger generation should be prepared for that from now on.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104032504&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170215

 

Speech and powerpoint competitions held at Girls College F-6

Islamabad College of Girls F-6/2 held a week long competition and on the second day, speech competitions were held.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104032503&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170215

 

Punjab

Lahore examination board faces difficulty over invigilation staff for matric exams

Lahore examination board has failed to appoint Superintendents, Deputy Superintendents and other staff for matric examinations that are going to start on 1st March.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104032996&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20170215

 

Sindh

Speakers call for girls’ education

Girls’ education is the need of the hour to compete with emerging global development.

Complete Story:http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-02-15/lahore/9749/67754

 

Tortured Larkana cadet leaves for US

A student tortured by one of his teachers at Larkana Cadet College leaves for US to get treatment.

Complete Story:https://issuu.com/abidoon/docs/e-paper_pdf__15-02-2017_-khi/6

http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201702/15/page08.php

https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104032134&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170215

 

Educational institutes to change their winter break schedule

Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan Central leader Dr.Muhammad Siddique Rathore has been reported to have said the there is an immediate need to change the schedule of winter break in educational institutions.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/267693-todays-print-city-news

 

 

Editorial/Op-ed

Fear of education

http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=15_02_2017_009_001

 

Let children stay children

https://issuu.com/abidoon/docs/e-paper_pdf__15-02-2017_-lhr/10

 

Letters to the Editor 

An open letter to teachers

http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201702/15/page05.php