FATA Ad Hoc lecturers seek regularisation
The ad hoc lecturers of various colleges in FATA again on Monday set-up a protest camp outside the Peshawar Press Club to protest delay in their regularisation. The teachers, including women, held banners and placards inscribed with demands for regularisation of their jobs, and shouted anti-government slogans.
Students faint due to heat at Dargai School
Around 120 students of Government Zeeshan Shaheed Higher Secondary School No-1, Dargai, were hospitalised on Monday after they fainted during the morning assembly and afterwards due to sizzling heat. It was reported that the morning assembly took longer than usual as Malakand District Education Officer Syed Manzar Jan had reached the school to deliver a lecture on polio immunisation campaign.
Education as mega project of KPK Government
Preliminary and Law Minister Imtiaz Qureshi said in a ceremony that progress and declination of nations depends on their education, those nations who are less developed in education wipe out soon. Government of KPK fixed 29% of budget on education.
Students fainted due to long Assembly
Seventy students fainted due to long assembly in Government Zeeshan Shahid higher secondary school Durgai, and shifted to nearby hospital.
Govt asked to reconstruct schools in FATA
Students belonging to various tribal regions have urged the government to reconstruct the damaged buildings of educational institutions in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).
Chinese firm provides school kits to poor students
Power China – a Chinese company constructing Tarbela Dam’s Fourth Extension Project, on Monday provided school kits to poor students of a Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal school in Topi here. A local charity, Takal Welfare Organisation, had approached the officials of the Chinese company and apprised them about difficulties confronted by the underprivileged students of the school. The officials agreed to provide school kits to students which comprised notebooks, registers, shoes and other necessary items.
FATA teachers appreciate up-gradation
People from different walks of life in Bajaur Agency on Monday welcomed and appreciated up-gradation of FATA teachers by the federal government and called for adopting proper mechanism to ensure maximum availability of teaching staff at government educational institutions in the region. Talking to this agency, the workers of various political and religious parties, tribal elders and children rights activists lauded the federal government especially, the Prime Minister, federal finance Minister and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor for resolving the issue of up-gradation of FATA teachers with effect from July 01, 2012.
Tribals demand Colleges, Tangi Khisaur Dam
Mehsud tribe from South Waziristan Agency (SWA) in FATA on Monday demand of the government to set up Medical and Engineering Colleges in the agency besides construction of Tangi KHisaur dam in the area. In a press conference held here at Peshawar Press Club, a Jirga of tribal elders of Mehsud tribe represented by Abdul Karim Khan Mehsud, Naseer ud Din Mehsud, Noor Khan, Kabul Khan, Shahzada Waziristan and Dost Muhammad Khan also demand reviewing of compensation package for the tribal people of FATA.
Business of illegal University assignments goes unchecked
Preparation of university assignments against a fixed amount has become a business for many who are carrying out this illegal activity quite openly mainly at the book Centre’s and educational academies in the city.
AIOU launches TV Production Training Programme
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and state run TV on Monday launched a joint TV production training programme to enhance academic standard of the multi-media-based open-distance educational courses. Under the plan, the PTV Training Academic will impart professional training to the producers and designers of AIOU, which are engaged in development of the educational courses. In this connection, a three-week training session was formally started here at the university’s main campus.
FDE teachers to elect representatives on May 30th
The teachers of Islamabad Capital Territory’s government educational institutions are set to elect new members of their representative body for the term 2016-18. According to a Federal Directorate of Education notification, the elections will take place on May 30. The contesting panels can file nomination papers by today (May 17), while the date fixed for filing of objection, scrutiny of nomination papers and withdrawal of nomination papers is May 19.
Workshop at AIOU
Allama Iqbal Open University organized a training workshop for educational programs on multimedia. The workshop started on Monday and will continue for three days. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui stated at this occasion that those who keep themselves updated remain ahead in this age of competition.
Seminar on bioethics and biosafety issues held
Participants of a seminar on 'Bioethics and Biosafety issues in Biotechnology Research' have called for establishing ethical review committees to monitor research which involves human or animals. The seminar was organised by Department of Bioinformatics & Biotechnology here at female campus of the International Islamic University (IIU), in which participants focused on ethics of research in the field of biotechnology.
Technical, Vocational Education need of the Country: Mamnoon
The best way to ensure development is through promoting purposeful education and providing young people respectable employment so that they are able to serve their motherland by utilising their capabilities in meaningful activities and making their families useful citizens of the society.
Universities flout HEC direction on TTS Teachers
Some public sector universities in Punjab are not complying with the instructions of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) regarding removing teachers serving under the Tenure Track System (TTS) from administrative posts.
PU declares results
Punjab University has declared the results for MSc Chemistry Part one supplementary 2015.
Lack of class rooms
587 schools in the provincial capital Lahore lack the adequate number of class rooms. More than one class is being taught in these schools. 292 of these schools need 3 additional rooms while 160 schools need 2 additional class rooms.
Earth Day Celebrated at FJWU
Earth day was celebrated at Fatima Jinnah Women University. Rawalpindi Waste Management Committee collaborated and participated actively in the event. The speakers spoke aloud of the importance of environmental cleanliness.
Legal action on 14 College Teachers
On declining examination responsibilities legal procedure is started against 14 college teachers which include Dr.Mohammad Shoaib, Senior Instructor Mr. Sarfraz Ali, Mr.Mohammad Saeed, Mr.Sardar Mohammad, Mr. Zaheer Abbas and nine more teachers.
Student of 8th Class fainted due to intense heat of summer
Intense heat of summer put students in problem. A student of 8th class Government Saleem Model School Lower Mall was fainted due to intense hotness. Rescue teams shifted him in MYO hospital. Students demanded early summer vocations.
Unhygienic water in Government Schools
Member of Tehreek e insaaf Punjab Assembly Saadia Sohail Rana submit adjourned motion in which it is said in most of Government schools students are constrained to drink unhygienic, stinky water. Millions of funds were misused on the name of education.
Increase In teachers and citizens complain
During these four months of year 2016 many complaints are received in EDO education office. Inquiries are pending on the complaints regarding behavior of headmasters, E.O and Deputy D.O.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan1/17-May-2016/382530
Summer Vacation fees
In Punjab, owners of Private School started taking 4 months fees, a month before summer holidays.
Beside the fact school will be closed in summer holidays, they are also taking security and other charges along with fees.
PHEC to launch faculty training
The Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) is launching an Education Research Cell as well as working on a plan to convert degree colleges into community colleges. “In-service short-term training of university and college faculty members has been launched across the province to enhance teaching and communication skills of teachers.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1258852/phec-to-launch-faculty-training
Varsity bans ‘Couples’ on Campus
The University of Sargodha has barred “one-on-one” sittings of male and female students on its Lahore Campus. The varsity’s Lahore Campus Director Mian Javed told Dawn that the decision to ban boys and girls students’ one-on-one sitting on the “complaints of parents”. However, he added, the students could sit in the form of a group (of three or more).
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1258847/varsity-bans-couples-on-campus
Briefing on UAF Sub-Campus
The sub-campus of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad will emerge as an independent varsity and bring the sweet fruits of prosperity and development in the region. UAF Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan said this while giving a briefing on academic, research and infrastructure development of the sub-campus here on Monday.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1258836/briefing-on-uaf-sub-campus
Researchers urged to learn modern technologies
A symposium on “Functional Non-material’s for Catalysis and Energy Conversion” was held at University of Engineering and Technology on Monday. UET Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid participated as chief guest. A number of distinguished speakers from prominent institutes like Dr Rizwan Raza, Dr Irshad Hussain, Dr Khuram Joya, Dr Rehana and other gave presentations. At the event Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid said today’s era is the era of multidisciplinary engineering which is bringing revolution in every sector.
Teachers face action
Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore has asked the Higher Education Department Punjab to take action against some college teachers of the provincial metropolis for refusing to perform examination duties during the ongoing Intermediate Part-II Annual Examinations 2016.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120446-Teachers-face-action
Schools privatisation reflects government incompetence: Tareen
Privatization of public schools is indicative of mismanagement and incompetence of the Government, which will render thousands of teachers jobless. PTI Central leader Jahangir Khan Tareen stated while talking to a delegation of Punjab Teachers Union led by its senior vice president Malik Sajjad Akhter Awan. Mr Tareen expressed solidarity with teachers of the government schools and demanded immediate reversal of privatization policy.
PU summer vacation
PU summer vacation: Punjab University teaching departments, institutes, centres and constituent colleges will remain closed for summer vacation from June 6 to August 12. However, in view of examinations schedule, minor adjustment can be made.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120445-PU-summer-vacation
Bahria University Lahore Campus (A Project of Pakistan Navy) organised a session on Women Empowerment on Monday and on this occasion Prime Minister Laptop distribution ceremony was also held on the sideline of the session in which a total of 74 laptops were distributed among students.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120444-Laptops-distributed
You are guilty unless proven innocent!
CIE oblivious to Pakistani students’ woes- Says its investigation into malpractices, outcomes are confidential; Punjab school education minister admits no check on foreign examination entities- Have you ever heard of a situation in which cheating allegation is hurled at a candidate by an examining body and instead of itself proving the same, the candidate is asked to prove innocence?
A Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) funded five-day training workshop for University of Gujrat (UoG) faculty members started here at UoG’s Hafiz Hayat Campus on Monday. The workshop is aimed at providing an opportunity to teachers from various UoG departments to hone their skills by introducing them most modern methods of teaching.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120441-Workshop
First of its kind: Insect Museum to be set up at Faisalabad Varsity
University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) is considering establishment of the country’s first Insect Museum at the Old Campus. The museum will help preserve the bio-diversity system. This was disclosed at a scholarly exchange programme organised on Monday by the US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Agriculture and Food Security (USPCAS-AFS). Vice Chancellor Iqrar Ahmad Khan chaired the event.
BZU signs split PhD agreement with Cardiff
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Bahauddin Zakariya University’s (BZU) Communication Studies Department and Cardiff University, UK’s School of Journalism and Cultural Studies for the placement of PhD students.
FMH Funfair, Musical night held
Fatima Memorial Hospital (FMH) College of Medicine Dentistry held its annual funfair and music night entitled “FMH Rewind”. These extracurricular activities were not only held for entertainment purposes but also to improve and develop interpersonal skills such as teamwork and communication. Extracurricular involvement allows students to link academic knowledge with practical experience, thereby leading to a better understanding of their own abilities, talents, and career goals.
Rajwana highlights importance of Education
Governor Punjab Malik Rafique Rajwana on Monday said education is indeed the key to prosperity and success in life. Nations who promoted education are now leading the world. “If we want to bring Pakistan into the folder of successful nation, we should develop the habits of book reading besides promoting science and technology,” he expressed these views while talking to Resident Editor Pakistan Observer Lahore Dr Waqar Chaudhry. Later Dr Waqar Chaudhry presented to the Governor of Punjab Malik Rafique Rajwana his book titled “Muntakhab-e-Shorish Kashmiri’’.
PU students win debating competition
Punjab University has swept first all Pakistan parliamentary debating competition held at Punjab Medical College Faisalabad. PU team ‘A’ won first position in Urdu parliamentary while in English parliamentary PU’s team ‘B’ clinched first position and Team ‘A’ remained runner-up as well.
TEVTA to train 15,000 students in Chinese Language Course
Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) will train 15,000 students in Chinese language course during current year. This course has also successfully been started in 5 cities of the province of the Punjab. It was stated by Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh while reviewing the progress of Chinese Language Course at TEVTA Secretariat here Monday.
Police severely torture intermediate student
An intermediate student was allegedly tortured severely by the police who was admitted to DHQ Hospital in critical condition. Mother of the youth told the media at the hospital that the Jinnah Road Police arrested his son Hasnain on trumped-up charges of drug-peddling.
UET Symposium on Energy Conversion
A symposium titled “Functional Non-material’s for Catalysis and Energy Conversion” was held at University of Engineering and Technology yesterday. UET Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Fazal Ahamd Khalid participated as chief guest. A number of distinguished speakers from prominent institutes like Dr Rizwan Raza, Dr Irshad Hussain, Dr Khuram Joya, Dr Rehana and other gave presentations.
Seminar on Communication
A seminar was held at Dawood University of Engineering and Technology. The seminar was on the topic “Verbal and Non-verbal Communication”. Chairpersons of all the departments, faculty members and students actively participated in the seminar.
Collaboration for Research Library
A ceremony was held at the vice chancellor’s office for the establishment of research library. The vice chancellor expressed that the library is a big educational gift from Dr. Jamil Jalibi. The library would contain more than 0.1 million books and articles.
Female teachers protest
The female teachers protested on the issue of non-payment of their dues. The teachers protested in front of the FBR office as the FBR has seized the accounts of local bodies of Karachi. The teachers have not got their dues for three months.
Research Culture is propagating in the society
The Dean of Academics at Muhammad Ali Jinnah University has expressed that the culture of research is propagating in the society. He was addressing the students of MS at MAJU in the university auditorium on the importance of research.
Non-availability of drinking water in Primary School
In desert Thar there are total four thousand and thirty three schools where seventy nine thousand students are getting education, only five hundred schools out of them are such where clean drinking water is available. Remaining thirty five hundred schools lack facility of drinking water.
Only education is the way out from illiteracy
Focal person of National Enrolment Drive Program Professor Dr. Ghulam Ali has told that five thousand children admitted in school under National Enrolment Program. He said that this program is an expedition to end illiteracy from the country.
Installation of filtration plant in High School
Welfare organization ‘ Ilm-o-Adab’ installed water filtration plant four water coolers in higher secondary school of Islam Kot in order to solve the issue of clean drinking water before that students used to drink bitter water.
Intermediate second phase exam
Higher secondary board exams of intermediate second phase is going to be start from 20th of May 2016. Chairman Akhtar Ghori said if any of the students didn’t get their roll number slip they can collect from board office.
MoU for KU Library
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony for the establishment of the Dr Jamil Jalibi Research Library was held at the Karachi University Vice Chancellor's office on Monday. KU VC Professor Dr Muhammad Qaiser and Export Processing Zone Chairman Dr Muhammad Khawar Jameel signed the MoU.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120422-MoU-for-KU-library
‘Local industry needs persons having PhD’
Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi Dean Academics and ORIC Director Dr Roshan Shaikh said that local industry is now interested in persons having PhD degree for key positions which is a clear indicator that realisation of importance of research work in our country is required to resolve our socio-economic problems. Similarly, our banking industry and financial institutions are also giving due importance to the candidates for employment having PhD degree which also shows that research culture is being promoted rapidly in our society.
Jalibi’s Books Academic gift to KU
Vice Chancellor of Karachi University (KU), Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qaiser have termed the books of Dr. Jamil Jalibi’s library as a great gift for the University. An official of the institution said on Monday that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed for establishing Dr. Jamil Jalibi Research Library at the University of Karachi.
Let the girls learn By ‘Zubair Torwali’
Shahbaz Shaheen’s daughter, Fatima, asked him: “Papa, where do I go to continue my education, as I have now passed my 5th grade examination?”. Shahbaz lives in the lush green Peshmal village near Kalam in Swat. Erum and Humera asked their father, Mujahid Torwali: “We are not allowed to go to the school near our homes, because the school is only for boys. We want to study further but where?”. Mujahid is from the village, Kedam, near Bahrain in Swat.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120479-Let-the-girls-learn
Students’ ordeal By ‘Ilsa Ali’
Prolonged power outages have been hampering students’ efforts to prepare for their examinations. They are unable to concentrate on their studies because of sleeplessness at night and excessive hot and humid weather conditions in the day, resulting in anxiety and low grades.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120472-Students-ordeal
Children fainted in school is a serious incident: Razaq Khan
Dargai: The District Council Opposition Leader Muhammad Razaq Khan Advocate said that children got fainted in the Government Higher Secondary School Zeeshan Shaheed which is a very sad incident. He showed his serious concern and said it is the inability of the school Principal who spend most of the time in the Assembly. He demanded the inquiry of the incident and action against the culprits.
Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2
Adhoc Lecturers Association continues protest
Peshawar: Peshawar: The Adhoc Lecturers Association continued their protest on the eighth consecutive day on Monday, for the regularization of their services. The president Afsar Khan led the protest camp outside the Peshawar Press Club, where the participants chanted slogans for the acceptance of their demands. The speakers recalled that 213 adhoc lecturers were performing their duties for the last five years, but the government was adopting delaying tactics to regularize their services.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.3
Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.3
Students forced to study under an open sky
Shabqadar: In girl’s primary school Rehmat-Ullah Shabqadar, the students are forced to study under the sky in an open area without any shade in this hot summer.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.3
Dozens of students fall ill, faint in hot ripple effect at Government school
Dargai: Dozens of Students got fainted in hot sizzling heat of Summer Season at Government Zeeshan Shaheed Higher Secondary School in the Dargai.
Complete Story: Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.8
Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.8
Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.8
Panjgoor Educational institutions are prey of dilapidation & embezzlement in funds: BNP
District Panjgoor: The Central Joint Secretary BNP Mengal Mr. Nazir Ahmed Baloch said stoppage of salaries is unbearable act, adding that Panjgoor Educational institutions are prey of dilapidation and funds embezzlement. He told Panjgoor cluster program is nothing but source of corruption. Schools are prey of dilapidation; books are unavailable and facing scarcity of basic facilities.
Problems of Middle school Akhtarzai will be resolved: Haji Abdul Khalique Mirzai
District Qilla Saifullah: The District Chairman Mr. Haji Abdul Khalique Mirzai said Problems of Middle School Akhtarzai will be resolved. He said all resources will be utilized for maintaining of school. He distributed uniforms among the poor students. Other speakers emphasized students to focus on Education & excel.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-17-2016/Quetta/page8.asp
Educated youth are wondering for employment: President Khidmat-e-Khalq Society
District Chaman: The President Khidmat-e-Khalq Society Mr. Gulzar Achak said people from other districts are being adjusted in Qilla Abdullah, while the local educated youth is wondering on roads for employment opportunities. He demanded to take legal action against illegal appointments.
Demand to increase rooms in Qilli Goharabad Girls Middle school
District Quetta: The Residents of Qilli Goharabad Mr. Muhammad Khair, Mr. Sanaullah & along with others said in joint statement that some negative elements along with contractor are constructing Middle school on 2800sq foot which is very small space for Middle school construction. 09 rooms are required minimum for Middle school. They demanded from high officials to resolve the issue on immediate basis.
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 6
Chief Justice should take notice of closure of primary schools of Harnai: PSF
District Quetta: It is stated in PSF provincial statement that Chief Justice should take notice of closure of primary schools & delay in issuance of salaries of teachers. PSF stated creating differences/ discrimination's on lingual & political basis is widening gaps among the people. PSF demanded from Chief Justice & International NGOs to raise voice and diminish injustice.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 3
Ban on casual leave, teachers feeling uneasy
District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab Education Department has issued a notice to ban the leave rules 1997; now it’s requisite for Teachers to approve more than one day leave from District Education Department. The Teachers are perturbed over this decision and demand concerned Authorities for immediate action.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.09
7000 students without text books in Cholistan
District Bahawalnagar: The Punjab Education Foundation failed to provide Text Books to 7000 Students in 75 community Schools since last month. The Students are forced to purchase text book from market.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.9
PEF School students still without text books
District Muzaffargarh: The Students of Punjab Education Foundation Schools in Bhandi Korai are still without Text books and Teachers instructed the Students to buy books from the Market. The Students are worried for their Education as summer vacations would be started in next two weeks.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.7
CM Punjab should provide education expenses, Kamran’s appeal
District Rahim Yar Khan: Mr. Kamran (1st Year Student) of Basti Azam Shah Tehsil Khanpur is bounded to work on Kalin bricks due to poverty. He has appealed Chief Minister Punjab to support him financially, to continue his Education.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 2
Substandard material used in construction of school building
District Dera Ghazi Khan: The local community has demanded for inquiry against the contractor, for using substandard material in Government Primary School Shaho Buzdar. He corrupted with the cooperation of Sub Engineer by showing paper work.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.11
Teachers grouping effect quality Education
District Rahim Yar Khan: Teachers grouping in Government Boys Secondary School Zafar Abad causing poor performance. Due to teacher’s negligence attitude, the Student strength is dropping day to day.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.14
Five students get fainted due to disconnection of electricity
District Naushehro Feroz: Five Students got fainted due to breakdown of electricity at Government Middle School Campus Abran.
Protest on noncompeting of construction work of school
Hyderabad: Students and along with parents stood against non-completion of construction of Government High School Haji Manik Bhatti in the area of Phuleli.
Rally for restoration of schools
District Dadu: The members of Awami Jamhuri Party held a rally for restoration of closed Schools of Taluka Mehar.
200 schools get closed due to Biometric System
District Naushehro Feroz: Around 200 Government Schools have been shut, due to Biometric verification of Teacher’s and changing of their posting places in District Naushehro Feroz.
Local influential occupies school building
District Qamber Shahdadkot: The building of Government Girls Primary School Ward No 8, near Thariri Muhabat is occupied by a local influential. He has turned it into a marriage hall.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-05-17/news/page3/1%20(8).htm
15 schools closed due to Biometric system
District Tharparker: About fifteen Government Schools are closed due to Biometric verification of Teachers and their deputation to old posting places in Union Council Talhi. It is also notified that more than 8 Teachers are deputed in some Schools, where are only 3 to 4 Students and some of the Schools are left without Teachers, where are 60 Students.
Complete Story: Daily Awami Awaz, Page No. 3
Hunger strike continued on grabbing of school land
District Dadu: The School Bachayo Committee continued hunger strike, against the local land mafia on grabbing of Land of Government High School Bhan Saeedabad.
Complete Story: Daily Awami Awaz, Page No. 3
School wall collapses
District Khairpur Mirs: The compound wall of Government Primary School Haji Jan Muhammad Tamrani tumbled down suddenly.
Complete Story: Daily Ibrat, Page No. 7
Intermediate second phase examinations to start from Friday
Karachi: The Chairman Inter Board Karachi, Mr. Muhammad Akhtar Ghouri has declared that intermediate examinations of second phase are starting from 20th May, Friday, 2016. The Candidates can collect their admit cards from Board Office.
Three and Half thousand schools in Mithi lack facility of Drinking water
District Tharparker: The total number of Primary Schools in Tharparker is 4033, where 179000 children are getting education, but 3500 Schools are without basic facility of Drinking water.