Punjab University wins Inter University Women Jodo Championship
Inter University Women Jodo Championship ended yesterday in Peshawar. Punjab University team won the championship is securing 76 points. Benazir Shaheed Bhutto Women University got the second position and Abdul Wali Khan University got the third position.
Issues of UET Peshawar’s Teachers
Vice Chancellor, UET Peshawar, Dr. Iftikhar Hussain has said that he is well aware of the issues being faced by the teachers and he will take all the necessary steps to address those issues.
Lack of sewerage system in girl’s primary school
Govt. Girls Primary School of Topi is lacking effective sewerage system. It has nearly become a pond. Exams will be taken after the rains season. An NGO has taken the responsibility for renovation of school but it hoodwinked the public by embezzling funds of worth lacs.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-03-16/page-3
TCF schools Launch Tree Plantation Drive
With the purpose of instilling the importance of trees in children for a green environment, The Citizens Foundation (TCF) Garden West Secondary School launched on Tuesday a tree plantation campaign.
Too old for school: 53-Year old man appears for matriculation exam
A 53-year old government employee joined thousands of other students who are appearing for their matriculation exams in the city on Tuesday. Muhammad Shafeeq, a peon at WAPDA, said that he could only complete education till grade 6 when he was young. “Now that I am an old man my daughters encouraged me to give exams and complete school,” he said.
‘One-Man One-Position’ Policy introduced in UET
Vice-Chancellor University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Prof Dr Iftikhar Hussain on Tuesday announced ‘one-man one-position’ policy in the university.
Govt. Varsity to support Biotech Entrepreneurship
The Directorate of Science and Technology (DoST), the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and CECOS University of Information Technology and Emerging Sciences, signed an agreement on Tuesday to support biotechnology innovations in the province and build local capacity for biotechnology entrepreneurship.
200 apply for nine vacant posts of public sector Varsities’ VC
More than 200 applicants have applied for the nine vacant positions of vice-chancellors of public sector universities and the initial list of the candidates would be handed over to the search committee in a couple of days.
Authorities ignore letter of medical teachers about new Health Law
The Board of Governors of Lady Reading Hospital has ignored the proposal of teachers association to support the government in enforcement of Medical Teaching Institution Reforms Act in return of more privileges, according to sources.
Private schools accuse police of harassment in the name of security
The private schools association, which represents 430 schools in Kohat district, has accused police of harassing them in the name of security, and asked the administration to concentrate on 70 per cent government schools which are ‘without’ security arrangements.
Students caught cheating
Controller Balochistan Board, Ibadullah Gharsheen held special visits of the various examination centers for Matriculation Board Exams. He caught four students cheating and also confiscated mobile phones of six candidates.
Anjum Baloch, a senior member of Baloch Students Organisation has stressed that the government should ensure the attendance of teachers so that the learning process of students is not affected.
Government’s decisions not being implemented
As a move to reform the education sector, AJK government had announced that the children of all government teachers would study in govt. schools. But that decision has not been implemented hitherto.
Regularisation of daily wagers
A proposal of sending summary for regularization of daily wage teachers from 422 schools of Federal Directorate of Education to the PM Office was discussed yesterday in the meeting of Standing Committee of Senate.
Seminar in AIOU
Gender and Women Studies Department of Allama Iqbal Open University, held a seminar on Women Rights to mark the International Women’s Day passed in the last week.
HEC’s legal team fails to take action against plagiarism cases
HEC’s legal branch has failed to pursue the plagiarism cases in the courts. Former chairman HEC, Dr. Javed Laghari was also charged with plagiarism allegations. But that case has been deliberately put to the back burner by HEC.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-03-16/page-3
All-Out efforts to boost literacy rate: Baligh
Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training, Engr Baligh-ur-Rehman said here Tuesday that the government was making sustained efforts to further increase literacy rate besides promoting quality education in the country.
Lawmakers, activists call for revival of student unions
Parliamentarians and civil society activists on Tuesday stressed the need for the revival of student unions in the country. Speaking on the second day of the ‘National conference on political participation of women, minorities and youth’, even parliamentarians called for establishing student unions.
Students losing out in Medical Colleges’ bid to increase profits
A young doctor who just completed his MBBS and began his house job had his registration denied by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) due to an admission dispute between his college and the council.
Govt. approves Rs 2.95m for HEC’s technology funds
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has established an Innovation Steering Committee which will serve as a backbone to newly approved HEC’s Technology Funds, amounting to Rs 2.95 million approved by the government.
KOICA honours winners of Global Essay Competition
The Korea International Cooperation Agency arranged an award event for celebrating and appreciation of its alumni for winning ‘Global Essay Competition on KOICA Fellowship Program (CIAT).’
Students visit PSB rehabilitation wing
An educational tour to the Rehabilitation & Treatment Wing, Pakistan Sports Board, and Islamabad was organised by the Institute of Health & Management Sciences, Islamabad. During the tour, the physiotherapy students visited various laboratories and observed different equipment’s, which is used for the physical training as well as rehabilitation of sportsmen.
AIOU sets up graduate studies coordination office
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) set up a full-fledged coordination office of Graduates Studies to streamline the admission, examination and mailing process of higher-level academic programmes, including MA, MSc, M. Phil and PhD.
Training of PEF’s partner school teachers
Punjab Education Foundation has appointed master trainers for training of the teachers in PEF’s partner schools. Those instructors will also perform monitoring duties in the schools.
New High Schools and Degree College to be built in Rawalpindi Cantt
Malik Ibrar Ahmed, Chairman Standing Committee for Gilgit and Kashmir Affairs, has announced that 6 new high schools and a degree college will be built in the Rawalpindi Cantt. He was addressing an award distribution ceremony of a private school in Rawalpindi Arts Council.
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Protest against Punjab University’s parking mafia
Punjab University has started putting an unnecessary financial burden upon the students by imposing parking fees for bikes and vehicles of students. IJT led a protest yesterday against the parking fees.
Vice Chancellors appointment Case
Justice Shahid Karim of Lahore High Court has adjourned the hearing of vice chancellors’ appointment case. He has ordered Secretary Higher Education Punjab to appear before the court in his personal capacity.
Punjab teachers union appeals CM to hear the voice of teachers
Senior leaders and teachers of Punjab Teachers Union have appealed the chief minister Punjab to hear out the concerns of Punjab’s teachers and prevent the education department from destruction.
Education and Health being prioritised in this year’s budget
Punjab’s Minister for Finance, Dr. Ayesha Ghaus has said that work has started on the preparation of new budget of this year. Education and health sector will be given special importance while making the sector wise budget allocations.
Soil Science Congress Commences at PMAS-AAUR
Speakers emphasised the importance of protecting and improving natural resources particular soil for increasing agriculture production in the country. They stressed the need to adopt latest agri-practices and urged upon the agricultural scientists to pace up their work to boost up production in order to feed the increasing population.
Spring Festival in Punjab University
Punjab University’s Agriculture Science Department held organised Spring Festival 2016 yesterday. Dr. Saleem Haider, Director Agriculture Sciences Department said on the occasion that such wonderful events would continue in the future too.
Private owners to take over 13 schools today
Private owners will on Wednesday (today) take over 13 government-run schools in the district out of the 46 offered for privatisation under a Punjab government initiative.
When the school is under rainwater
Students of the Government Girls Elementary School of Basti Diwanwali are taking their annual examinations in different houses of the locality as the school has been under four to five feet rainwater for the last one week.
Spring festival at PU
Punjab University Institute of Agricultural Sciences (IAGS) yesterday organised Spring Festival at its lawns. Law College Principal Dr Shazia Qureshi, MPA Chaudhry Tariq Subhani, newly elected office-bearers of ASA including President Prof Dr Sajid Rashid, Secretary Dr Mahboob Hussain, Dean Faculty of Life Sciences Prof Dr Javaid Iqbal Qazi, Director IAGS Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Haider, faculty members and a large number of students participated in the festival.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/16-Mar-2016/spring-festival-at-pu
Orientation session of PEF Master Trainers
Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has employed master trainers at district level in the province for training of teachers of partner schools. These master trainers will also perform other field related assignments including monitoring of schools. It is expected that this tier will be much helpful in maintaining required quality standards by providing necessary support in maintaining smooth state of affairs.
Action over ‘Offensive’ textbook content urged
Taking notice of objectionable contents against the Baloch people in a college textbook, Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has urged the chief ministers of Punjab and Sindh to take action against elements responsible for the offence.
Security measures for SSC exams
Security has been beefed up to the high alert level for the SSC exams starting from 28th March. 350,000 students will be appearing in the exam. Examination centers have also been reduced from 438 to 378.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-03-16/page-3
Protest by teachers of Larkana Govt. College
The protest by teachers of Govt. Boys Degree College Larkana continued yesterday too. It was 114th day of the protest. They were protesting against the college’s principal due to his alleged corruption and nepotism.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-03-16/page-2
China cutting in Karachi University
Karachi University is getting mired in the issue of china cutting. It is also having a row with IBA over proprietorship of some land. On the other hand the syndicate of UoK is granting honorary degrees without any particular reasons which is unethical.
Combined test for admissions in Medical and Dental Colleges
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has announced that from now onward a combined entry test will be conducted for admissions in all the private and public medical and dental colleges in Karachi and all over Pakistan.
Self-Defence: SSU organises Training Session at FUUAST
The Special Security Unit (SSU) of the Sindh police organised a day-long Hostile Environment Awareness Training at Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology, Gulshan-e-Iqbal campus, on Tuesday. The session was held to educate participants about measures to be adopted in case of any hostile situation, such as a terrorist attack.
Karachi University announces results
Prof. Dr. Rashid Aazmi has announced the results for M.A. International Relations (private) for first year and the final year. Muhammad Asif Qureshi stood first in the final year’s exam by securing 674 marks.
Bahria University hosts National Conference on Emerging Trends and Innovations in Computing and Technology
Bahria University Karachi Campus hosted 1st National Conference on “Emerging Trends and Innovations in Computing & Technology” (NACTICT ‘16), a two-day conference organized on 15th and 16th March, 2016. The aim of this conference was to provide a platform for linkages between Industry Professionals and Academicians at the National Level. Nisar Khuhro also graced the conference with his presence and said that the universities ought to produce new research trends.
LUMHS faculty objects to Dr Jamali’s promotion
Twenty-three members of the faculty of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) have objected to the promotion of Dr Khawar Saeed Jamali on orders of Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, chancellor of Sindh’s public sector universities.
Acting Dean and Director of IBA assumes duties
The acting dean and director of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi, Dr Sayeed Ghani, has assumed his duties and would continue to work on the post until the provincial government announces the new dean and director, spokesperson of the IBA said on Tuesday.
KU’s decision to award honorary Degrees generates controversy
The Karachi University’s (KU) decision to award honorary degrees to two of its sitting syndicate members, Sardar Yasin Malik and Haji Hanif Tayyab, has generated a controversy among faculty members.
Teachers find TRC Training course fruitful
“Who has the time for any kind of teachers’ training? I’m only here because my organisation nominated me. Hopefully, you won’t make me stay for the entire morning and afternoon. I have no desire to waste my time here,” grumbled a primary school teacher (PST) sent to attend the Teachers’ Resource Centre’s (TRC) Master Trainers’ Training Programme. But she was informed that she was to observe strict timings throughout the duration of the training.
State and private academic institutes By Dr. Manzoor Ijaz
Pakistan’s education system is characterized by a plethora of inconsistencies. On one hand private businessmen are busy in earning huge profits and on the other hand, a huge chunk of population is protesting against the arbitrary hike in school fees.
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Punjab government should amend the education bill By Adeeb Javedani
Literacy rate in 1947 was 17 pc. If it has grown by 1 pc per annum then by now the literacy rate should have been 68 pc. But due to inconsistent policies of the govt. the growth in education sector has been stagnant since decades.
Educational institutions By ‘Javaid Bashir’
I would condemn the attitude of the owners of the Private Schools for closing down the educational institutions and depriving the students of their basic right to education. It is clear violation of the Constitution. The problem, if any, should be solved through negotiations with the government in an amicable manner. Both the sides should sit down with open mind to resolve the issue. The protest of the owners is against the provisions of the “Private Schools Regulatory law.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/16/educational-institutions/
Cheating in examination By ‘Raza Ullah’
As all know, the SSC examination will start from 15th March. This examination plays very important role in whole life of the student academia. Cheating in examination is the curse and it is found everywhere in our country. But KPK, Balochistan and Sindh are awfully affected by this curse. In cheating, students, parents and teachers are all involved. Teachers accept bribes from students and they allow candidates to cheat.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/16/cheating-in-examination-2/
The government’s aim to achieve 100 percent primary school enrolment by 2018 seems too good to be true for the simple reason that all such plans in the past could not materialise either. A lot has been written on the subject by education experts. However, one important factor that perhaps was not commented upon is that the majority of parents from the poorer segments of our society are unable to send their children to nearby schools even for free education due to the non-availability of safe and reliable public transport or having no means to bear the cost of travel where such a facility is available.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/105521-School-enrolment
Letters to the Editor
Terrorism by private institutions
Education is an asset without which any nation is crippled and dependent. Its absence leads to the dearth of national level consensus on various issues. Parents are caught in a dilemma whether to send their children to private schools or public schools.
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Privatisation of College
Students are protesting against the old Murray College Sialkot. A report has also been presented to the Punjab government for privatising the college without bringing it into the notice the parents and teachers too.
Education system emphasising on Rote Learning
Our education system is lacking in any sort of modernised teaching system. When the students are being taught the science subjects, they are told right there that there is no scientific laboratory in the country.
We are well aware about the issues facing university teachers says Dr. Iftikhar Hussain
Peshawar: Mr. Iftekhar Hussain, the Vice Chancellor of University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar said, ‘we are well aware about the issues facing university teachers and try our best to solve them’. He informed that he would take the steps towards the regularisation of the contract teachers.
Teachers protested against the assignment of preferred teachers on duties during Matric Exams
Kohat: Different government schools teachers in Kohat protested in front of The Board on the assignment of favorite teachers on duties in the recent Matric Exams claiming that Chairman, Board & Exam Controller have taken bribery from teachers and appointed their favorite teachers. They demanded fair assignments of deserving teachers’ duties in exams.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.5
Matric examination, people are not allowed near examination halls
Peshawar: The District Government has banned the entrance of any irrelevant person in or near examination halls. The order will be implemented from 14th March for one month. The Deputy Commissioner, Riaz Khan Mehsood wanted to eliminate cheating and he has therefore banned unauthorized persons from coming near the examination halls under the Section 144 and will be punished according to Section 188. This act of Deputy Commissioner will promote and encourage the talented and hardworking students.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.2
Use of IT in education to be increased says Atif Khan
Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad, Atif Khan has said that IT education is the basic need of every sector in this modern era but its importance in education sector is far more than other sectors therefore; the KP government is striving hard to increase the use of IT manifold in the education sector.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.5
Working Folks Grammar School’s teachers and students feel insecure
Swabi: The poor security measures in Working Folks Grammar School Gadoon, 1200 students and 100 teachers are worried about their security. School’s boundary wall is 5 feet height instead of the required 8 feet and administration is ignoring this.
Complete Story: Daily Akhbar-e- Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.5
Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.8
28 educational institutions are closed in Tehsil Tamboo
District Nasirabad: 28 educational institutions are closed in Tehsil Tamboo. The local people are keeping animals in schools which are lamentable. Illiteracy rate is increasing in mentioned area and 39 vacancies for teachers.
Female District Education Officer visits to Chaman educational institutions
District Quetta: The District Education Officer, Madam Zubaidah Sherani visits to different educational institutions where she found only three teachers present at duties. She said absent teachers will be treated according to law and showed anger over the short attendance of students.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-16-2016/Quetta/page7.asp
Teachers should be made bound to duties says Anjum Baloch
District Quetta: The BSO Pachar leader, Mr. Anjum Baloch condemned opportunistic politics of teachers in Balochistan University. He said a nation whose teachers are doing politics in educational institutions will not be succeed and excel in education. He said rules should be followed by all students as well as teachers. The prime reason of educational decline in Baluchistan University is teachers and students involvement in politics.
DEO Turbat Naeem Baloch visits to different schools
District Kech: The Deputy District Education officer, Naeem Baloch visited different schools of Turbat. He especially inspected the problems in schools and teaching quality. He noted down all problems and conveyed to DEO.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 8
Education is a guarantee for better future says Abdul Wahid Shakir
District Naseerabad: The District Education Officer, Abdul Wahid Shakir said education is sure guarantee for better future, parents and community should play role for betterment of education. Teachers should beware of all their responsibilities he also said the Government tried to standard education.
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 6
Female teacher force to pay monthly by EDO
District Dera Gazi Khan: Ms. Rehmat Bibi school teacher at Government Primary School, Saleh Muhammad, while taking to the press has said that she continues her service in extremely difficult situation as the female EDO is harassing her for money on a monthly basis. She, herself said that the school does not have any kind of security arrangements and most of the girls have left as their parents prefer to send them to private schools.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan. Page No. 9
Middle School Head Mistress remains absent
District Dera Gazi Khan: The Head Mistress of Government Girls Middle School has been absent for many years. She just comes to school to sign the register for attendance and now the student attendance decreasing
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan. Page No. 2
Class 9 examination starting from tomorrow
District Dera Gazi Khan: According to representative of Pakistan News, class 9 examinations will be starting from tomorrow dated. Roll Number slips has been post to home addresses. The candidates can be contacted through SMS on 800295. Duplicate roll number slips can be receive today 16th march 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Complete Story: Daily Pakistan, Multan. Page No. 8
Rechecking the answers sheets of class 5th and 8th
District Layyah: The Government Punjab has decided to re-check and verify the result of class 5 and 8. This decision has been taken due to the submission of fake and bogus result by several EDO’s education department officers and particular by EDO Layyah.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan. Page No. 9
TEO and Assistant Commissioner visited schools
District Mirpurkhas: The Taluka Education Officer along with Assistant Commissioner, Jhudo visited the Schools of Union Council, Fazal Bhambhro. They demanded the record of budget of 44,000 Rs issued for repairing the building even though no teacher was found in the school.
Girl’s school dysfunctional for past seven years
District Dadu: The Government Girls Primary School, village Jiskani is dysfunctional for the last seven years due to heavy floods. The teachers are getting salary at homes but the residents have protested against the closure of schools and appointment of teachers in new school building.
Protest against contractor
District Dadu: The residents of village Wali Muahmmad Rodnani held protest against the school contractor on leaving the school construction work incomplete.
Guards not appointed in schools
District Tando Allah yar: The Government School buildings of Masan Wada are insecure due to the absence of guards and thieves are now attempting to steal from the buildings.
Children deprived of education due to unavailability of schools in rural areas
District Ghotki: Hundreds of children are found deprived of right to basic education due to the unavailability of school buildings in rural areas of District Ghotki.
Teachers continue protest over nonpayment of salary
District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre continued their protest strike against the higher authorities on not issuing their salary for 40 months.
Villagers take out protest against ‘ghost teachers’
District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of village, Ahmed Khan Lashari held protest strike against the ‘ghost teachers’ on the Government Primary School.
No arrangement for annual examination
District Naushehro Feroz: The Education Department did not take any measure for annual examinations of 6 to 8 class as the students were not issued question papers and answer copies. It is also reported that supervisors and Education Officers remain engaged to attend invitations.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-03-16/news/page2/1%20(1).htm
Primary School shut due to ‘ghost teachers’
District Sijawal: The Government Primary School, village Abdullah Mallah has been dysfunctional for the last eight months due to ‘ghost teacher’. The residents have complained to the higher authorities to take notice but yet no response has seemed.
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More than ten Primary Schools shut in Drigh Bala
District Dadu: Due to heedlessness of Education Department, more than ten Government Primary Schools are dysfunctional in the different areas of Drigh Bala. The buildings are turned to storage houses, sitting places and animal pens. The education department is silent.
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Students protest for security in college
District Khaipur Mirs: The students of Government Poly Technical institute Khuhra held protest rally against insecurity in the college and contractor who has left construction work incomplete.
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Question papers found with mistakes
District Khairpur Mirs: The question papers of annual examinations of 4 to 8 class are found with mistakes in schools of Razi Dero.
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Girls Middle School dysfunctional for past two months
District Khairpur Mirs: The Government Middle School, Muhabat Dero is without female teachers for the past two months leaving hundreds of girls’ futures at stake.
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Suspended employees of the Education Department exceeding 5000
Karachi: It is reported that number of suspended teachers and other employees has reached to 5000. The Education Department has got the reports of 5000 employees who were illegally promoted, remaining absent and other matters from different districts of Sindh including Naushehro feroz, District Qamber Shahdadkot and others.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Front Page
Anti Corruption raids on director schools
Hyderabad: The Anti Corruption Team along with Judicial Magistrate raided on the office of Director Schools, Hyderabad and took away their record of four years against the recruitment's through NTS.