16th September 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Low attendance seen at schools, govt offices

Attendance was low at educational institutes and government offices of the city.

Locals said majority of private schools remained closed on Thursday, while government institutes were open, albeit with a few students.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1182134/half-holiday-low-attendance-seen-schools-govt-offices/

Hangu: Inauguration of Computer Lab in Higher secondary school

Deputy Commissioner and MPA Shah Faisal Khan made a sudden visit to the Government Boys College and Education Hostel of Aqal Badshah. He inaugurated the computer lab in Government Higher Secondary School. The Deputy Commissioner ordered to take action against 40 staff members including lecturers and the principal of the college because of their absence.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103745871&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160916


UoP to offer criminology, forensic study courses

University of Peshawar (UoP) is going to establish an Institute of Criminology and Forensic Studies and start a masters’ degree programme in criminology from the academic session which will start in October.

Complete Story:





Inter result

The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education will announce names of position holders of the intermediate examination, 2016 on Friday (today) at 6pm at board office, says a spokesman.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1284036/inter-result




Registration of Private schools should be done for free: Association

All Pakistan Private School Management Association have demanded that to achieve the target of 100% literacy rate, education emergency should be implemented in all provinces of Pakistan. More and more schools must be opened, and registration of private schools should be free.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103746344&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160916


Establishment of middle level elementary schools for special children on cards

A special Committee to review the yardstick and criteria of establishment of special education institutions for one million school going special children in the province of Punjab was convened today in Civil Secretariat Lahore on the directions of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/establishment-of-middle-level-elementary-schools-for-special-children-on-cards/


Thin attendance at educational institutions as Eid break ends

There was a low turnout at schools that opened following the Eid holidays on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1182349/eid-break-ends-thin-attendance-educational-institutions/






Inter 1st year, Principals given authority for admissions on empty seats

Some seats of Inter first year are still empty in fifty two government colleges and higher secondary schools of Karachi. Director General of Colleges Dr. Nasir Ansar has given authority to principals of these 52 colleges and secondary schools to complete admissions in remaining seats.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-16-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=177113



Badeen, Exposure of corruption of 10 million rupees in School Specific Funds

Corruption of more than 10 million rupees in school specific funds has been exposed. This fund was given to 74 Middle and High schools of Badin District. Sources of Education Department Badin have exposed that a total of 20.18 million rupees fund was given to 74 middle and high schools of Badin.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-16-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=177115




Catch ’em young by Zubeida Mustafa

There are many reasons why Pakistan has failed to achieve its education targets. Here it should be pointed out that generally our policymakers focus excessively on quantitative goals and ignore qualitative achievements. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1283978/catch-em-young


Dilemma of education in Pakistan by Salman Ali

How can we forget that on 1st April 2016, the incumbent federal government made a startling claim that 100 per cent primary-age children will be enrolled in schools across the country in just one month? Really amazing statement but the federal government is unaware that the task that could not be accomplished in over 68 years would be done in only one month.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/09/15/comment/dilemma-of-education-in-pakistan-2/


Past in Perspective By Editorial

The state of academic institutions today has also developed a repressive environment for the students. The majority of the professors suppress free and critical thinking which impedes intellectual development and prevents any exchange of ideas among the students. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/columns/16-Sep-2016/past-in-perspective

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Slow construction process of schools in Buner Village making students’ future bleak

Buner: The local people of Daghai Buner have protested that the construction process of schools in Buner Village is very slow. They declared that construction started in 2011, but hasn’t been completed yet and the administration is silent on this matter. When the Public Health Department of Buner was contacted, they said that they have no funds. The people demanded from the government to release funds to accomplish the construction of schools.

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2

Schools could not be restored after damage: Haroon Bilour

Peshawar: The Provincial Press Secretary Awami National Party Mr. Haroon Bilour said that the closure of schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is an alarming situation and a question mark on the government’s performance. He said that most schools are running without headmasters and administration, which shows that the Government is unaware of the situation. He said that the captain’s slogan “education for all” has been proven false.  

Complete Story:  http://naibaat.com.pk/Pre/peshawar/Page02.aspx

Report on absenteeism of more than one thousand teachers presented to government

Peshawar: The Education Department has presented a report on the absenteeism of more than one thousand teachers to the government. Even when Eid vacations ended, all the schools remained closed. Various monitoring teams, on the instructions of government, paid surprise visits to primary, middle, high and higher secondary schools and found more than 1000 teachers absent, including almost 400 female and 600 male teachers. The report on the absenteeism of these teachers has been given to the government. Details regarding employees who have closed schools have barbeques in them have also submitted to the government.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.2

Complete Story:  Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.3

Complete Story:  Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.2

Deputy Commissioner Dera visits Degree College Hangu

Hangu: The Deputy Commissioner Ihsanullah and Chairman Dedak, MPA Shah Faisal Khan paid a surprise visit to government Degree College Hangu and found that almost 40 staff members were absent, including the principal and lecturers. They issued disciplinary action against the absent principal and other staff, and ordered the deduction of 7 days’ salary from their paychecks. They also inaugurated a computer lab in Government Higher Secondary School.

Complete Story:  Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.4

Continuous Delay in appointments of Primary School Teachers

Peshawar: There is a continuous delay in the appointments of primary school teachers even after NTS and interviews. Thousands of candidates are waiting for their appointments but the Education Department of Peshawar is continuously delaying their postings. These candidates have demanded from the government to appoint them as soon as possible. They said that 154 candidates have cleared the 2014 NTS test and their interviews have also been conducted but their appointments have become an issue. The associated department has said that they will appoint teachers after the approval of the Departmental Promotion Committee.

Complete Story:  Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.8




It is regrettable not to take notice of the torture of a teacher: Muhammad Bachal Abro

District Quetta: The Secretary General Wattan Teachers Association Balochistan Muhammad Bachal Abro along with others said with deep grief that it is regrettable not to take notice of the torture of a teacher. An administrative official tortured a Gandawah teacher, but the department did not pay any attention to the brutal incident.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-16-2016/Quetta/page3.asp

Boys’ school Manjhipur has many problems

District Suhbatpur: The Government Boys Primary school Manjhipur is facing enormous problems of dilapidated building, lack of boundary wall, unavailability of furniture and lack of washrooms. Students & teachers are facing problems. The school has only two dilapidated rooms. Students have to study in the open air in bad weather. The government should try to resolve these issues.

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 03

District Sherani is deprived of Education in this modern age: Pashtoon Action Committee

District Sherani: President Pashtoon Action Committee,  Mr. Abdul rehman Sherani, along with others said that district Sherani is deprived of education even today. Teachers are absent from duties and taking salaries at home.

Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No: 08

Notice should be taken of dilapidation of Engineering department in Polytechnic College

District Quetta: Central President PSF Aazad Mr. Zubair Shah Agha along with others, while addressing a Polytechnic College unit meeting, said that notice should be taken of the dilapidation of the engineering department in Polytechnic College. He said nepotism, favoritism and merit violation are the root causes of college decrepitude. He demanded from CM Balochistan, Secretary Education, Director Colleges and concerned officials to take notice of these issues.

Complete story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No: 06

Deprivation of facilities in Government High school Hazarah town; reduction in number of students

District Quetta: Government High school Hazarah town is facing deprivation of basic facilities, resulting in a reduction in the number of students. The school building has been dilapidated, and other facilities like potable water, sui gas, furniture & computer labs are unavailable in the school.

Complete story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No: 02




Union Council office made into school

District Muzaffargarh: Advocate Mr. Mohammad Faisal Gul submitted an application to the Chief Minister Punjab and the Chairman Punjab Education Foundation and stated that the management of Akbar Model School receives funds from PEF, but the building for the school has not been constructed. He is conducting classes in the building of the Union Council office. The applicant appealed to take notice of this.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-09-16/page-02       

Local people protest against grabbing of school building     

District Bahawalpur: The students of Government Boys Elementary School are reluctant to attend school, as some influential people are trying to start a market at the venue.  They have broken down the wall with the intention to grab the school building established in 1906. Local people requested the Minister of State for Education, MNA, MPA, Commissioner Bahawalpur, District Coordination Bahawalpur and Executive District Officer (Education) to take notice and implement the school construction as per map.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.14

Ban lifted; Teachers can transfer

District Multan: The Punjab Government lifted the ban on teachers’ transfers, extending the date for the submission of applications.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.08




Computer and other material stolen from school

District Nawabshah: Unidentified thieves took away computers, laptops and other costly material from Government Main Primary School One Taluka Daur.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130433247&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160916

Numerous Schools dysfunctional in District Sukkur, buildings turned into storage houses

District Sukkur: A number of schools are dysfunctional in Sukkur, including Salih Pat, Pano Akil and other areas due to the carelessness of Education Officers, whereas the building of Government Primary School Gol Tikhri Sukkur has been filled with sewerage water for the past three years, leaving the future of 120 students at stake.

Complete Story: http://awamiawaz.com/epaper/awamiawaz-epaper.php?col=20160916/detail_news/P20160916_72.jpg

Social and Political parties show serious concern over closure of 300 Schools in Pano Akil

District Ghotki: The members of Pano Akil Citizen Union, Tahreek e Aman, Jamiat e Ulmai, Pakistan People’s Party and SUP have cried that around 300 Schools are dysfunctional in Taluka Pano Akil, leaving hundreds of children deprived of education. They have warned to start a movement against Taluka Education Officer.

Complete Story: http://awamiawaz.com/epaper/awamiawaz-epaper.php?col=20160916/detail_news/P20160916_63.jpg

School building collapsed

District Khairpur Mirs: The building of Government Main Primary School Jarwar is completely damaged due to lack of repairs. Students are compelled to sit under trees and study, but still no notice has been taken.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_16092016011659.jpg