16th May 2017

 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

 

Protesting owners threaten to shut private schools

The owners of private educational institutes held a rally here on Monday against the regulatory authority bill and threatened to close all private schools and colleges on May 19 and May 20.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_05_2017_183_006

 

Balochistan

 

Teachers should be paid Rs 0.1 million: Samandar Qasi

Chairman Pakistani Qaumi Justice Party, Samandar Khan Qasi and others said that more budget should be allocated for education.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104191787&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20170516   

 

Federal

 

Private schools will not be allowed to collect advance fee for 3 months

Federal minister for CADD Tariq Fazal Chaudhary said that private schools will not be allowed to collect advance fee for three months of summer vacations as per the new regulatory policy.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/315393-todays-print

 

Schools have insufficient capacity for students

Lawmakers on Monday criticised the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) for failing to grant admission to all eligible students in state-run schools and colleges. The observations were made during a meeting of a sub-committee of the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201705160066&EN_ID=11201705160030&EMID=11201705160012

http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-16/lahore/11628/85597

 

PM allocates Rs2.7 bn for upgrading of schools

Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry has said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has allocated Rs2.7 billion for up gradation of schools and procurement of buses for educational institutions.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/204707-PM-allocates-Rs27-bn-for-upgrading-of-schools

 

Students’ council of CDA Model School sworn in

The 30th Investitrue Ceremony of newly elected Students’ Council of CDA Model School was held in the school auditorium, says a press release.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/204638-Students-council-of-CDA-Model-School-sworn-in

 

A recommendation of establishing 60 new schools in Islamabad

Area Education Officers have recommended establishing 60 schools in the federal capital. The reason behind this is that a shortage of schools is expected for an exceeding number of students, especially after the annual census is completed.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104192382&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170516  

 

Denial of admissions to students in model schools, unclean toilets concern MPs

A parliamentary committee on Monday expressed concerns over choked toilets in many government schools and denial of admission to a large number of students in the model schools of Islamabad.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_05_2017_153_003

 

‘Curriculum, classrooms and citizens transform societies,’ says Faisal Mushtaq

Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq - Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, is one of the 500 most influential Muslims of the world for three consecutive years 2015, 2016 and 2017, a YPO member of world's leading Young Presidents Organisation, member of the Governing Board of Cadet College Hasanabdal, member of Board of Governor World Wide Fund for Nature WWF, Book Ambassador for the years of 2016-17 by the National Book Foundation, national student 'counselor', 'academician', 'school practitioner' and a 'social entrepreneur'.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/204639-Curriculum-classrooms-and-citizens-transform-societies-says-Faisal-Mushtaq

 

Education can help us rule the world: minister

Punjab Minister for Higher Education Raza Ali Gillani has said that we are proud of our young talent in IT and soon we would leave India behind in this field.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/204621-Education-can-help-us-rule-the-world-minister

 

FDE schools likely to be closed for summer vacation ahead of June 2

Schools and colleges working under Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) are closing on June 2, 2017 for summer vacation, says the annul calendar of the FDE activities. However, the government is also mulling to announce the summer vacation a week before the scheduled time i.e. May 26, 2017 as the holy month of Ramazanul Mubarak is commencing from May 28, said a senior official of the FDE while talking to Pakistan Observer on Monday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/fde-schools-likely-closed-summer-vacation-ahead-june-2/

 

‘Psychological treatment for special children’

Speakers at a workshop stressed the need for psychological treatment of special children so that they could become a useful citizen of the country. The two-day workshop was organised for psychologists working at Institutions of Special Education Department Rawalpindi Division at Government Girls High School for Blind Girls Rawalpindi on Monday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_05_2017_152_003

RCB yet to move private schools from residential areas

The Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) is yet to move private schools out of residential areas, even though the Senate Committee on Defence directed it to do so over three months ago.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_05_2017_153_002

 

Grace marks to be awarded to students in three subjects

Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education has decided to provide grace marks to students of FSc part one in three subjects.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-05-16/page-3

 

Punjab

 

Circulars distributed to schools to warn against not reaching enrolment target

Punjab Minister of Education has distributed circulars to different schools in Punjab to warn them to reach the target before summer vacations.

Complete Story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104192389&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170516

 

Recommendations for UPE-Phase 2 demanded from educational officers

School Education Department, Punjab has demanded recommendations from educational officers regarding UPE-Phase 2.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104193186&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20170516

 

Teachers to protest in front of CM house

Teachers will protest in front of CM house today due to certain issues such as conducting trainings on weekends and up gradation of teachers.

Complete Story:http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-05-16/page-6

 

Education dept stops private schools for taking three months summer vacation fees in advance

Education department has issued notices to private schools to stop taking three months fees in advance and if any private school is found doing so then strict action will be taken against them

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2017-05-16/page-2

 

Sindh

 

Teachers end protest

After getting their demands fulfilled, teachers from all over Sindh have decided to end their protest.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104191732&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170516

 

Fake appointments of teachers defamed Sindh government: Jam Mehtab

Provincial Minister for Education and Literacy Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that those who were involved in fake appointments of the teachers especially SLT, OT and non-teaching staff, are under scrutiny these days and will be taken to task soon since more than 30 thousands staff in different cadres were appointed in 2012.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-16/lahore/11636/85539

https://jang.com.pk/print/315066-todays-print

 

Yearly Eid card competition held at Hamdard Public School

The principal and Chairman Hamdard Foundation Pakistan along with a number of students were present at the ceremony.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/315069-todays-print

 

Nusrat Wahid awarded for educational efforts

SVP women’s wing PTI was awarded by the rotary club for her social work in Sindh regarding provision of water in interior Sindh, access to education and health etc.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/315071-todays-print

 

Islamic school for disabled hearing holds ceremony

Top management of the school was present at the event. Magic show and award ceremony was also conducted for the high achievers.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/315075-todays-print

 

Inter examinations, total cases of cheating reported 221

The breakdown of the total cases till now has been: Cheating through gadgets 34, 74 through mobiles, 92 material for cheating, 21 running away with exam copy.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/315074-todays-print

 

Teachers demand removal of education minister

Women were among a number of primary school teachers who staged a protest sit-in under the banner of the All Sindh Primary Teachers’ Association (SPTA) on Monday at the Hyderabad bypass for some hours while pressing the Sindh government to remove the Complete Story:

http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_05_2017_119_006

 

Editorials/Op-eds

 

Cheating culture

http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_05_2017_009_002

 

Underperforming on most social development indicators

https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201705160094&EN_ID=11201705160040&EMID=11201705160021

 

Letters to the Editor

 

Cheating Mafia

http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-05-16/page-7/detail-3