17th May 2017

Training programme for teachers to start from tomorrow

BOD of Frontier Education Foundation Academy (FEFA) on the recommendation of CM K-P has introduced a faculty development programme for professors of private colleges.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/315783-todays-print-city-news

 

‘Idea of smart schools in KP not to materialise this year’

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly was told on Tuesday that the idea of smart schools reflected in the current financial year would not materialise in 2017 due to certain reasons while the primary schools having less than 50 students would be closed.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/204918-Idea-of-smart-schools-in-KP-not-to-materialise-this-year

https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201705170081&EN_ID=11201705170033&EMID=11201705170015

http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201705/17/page02.php

 

Govt under fire in PA for closing down schools

The opposition members of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Tuesday came down hard on the elementary and secondary education department for closing down primary schools in the province with less than 50 students.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=17_05_2017_181_005

 

Zardari promises Senate resolution for probe into APS carnage

Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday announced that his party would get a resolution adopted by the Senate to seek judicial inquiry into the 2014 Army Public School Peshawar carnage and stern action against culprits.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=17_05_2017_181_006

 

Parents back proposed law to regulate private schools

The parents of school going children have lauded provincial government for tabling ‘Private Schools Regularity Authority Bill’ in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly to regulate the affairs of private educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=17_05_2017_182_004

 

GB/FATA/AJK

 

Girls school in Ekkaghund without bathrooms, power supply

The government girls high school in Ekkaghund tehsil of Lower Mohmand subdivision lacks basic facilities like washrooms, furniture, power supply and whiteboards due to which more than 500 students are suffering.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=17_05_2017_183_001

 

Joint efforts urged to improve educational facilities in Bajaur

Speakers at a conference here on Tuesday called for joint efforts to improve educational facilities in Bajaur Agency with a view to socioeconomic development of the tribal region.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=17_05_2017_183_005

 

Federal

 

Govt giving special attention to the promotion of education: Baligh-ur-Rehman

Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Engr. Baligh ur Rehman along with Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC), Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director John Groarke Tuesday inaugurated the new $1.5 million Faculty of Education building at Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU). The building has been constructed by USAID to attract best and bright young Pakistani women in the teaching profession.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/govt-giving-special-attention-promotion-education-baligh/

http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-05-17/page-14/detail-0

https://issuu.com/abidoon/docs/e-paper_pdf__17-05-2017___isb_/6

http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/5-17-2017/page20.asp

 

Govt committed to cause of educated, healthy Pakistan: Marriyum

While inaugurating a two-day education expo at the Pakistan-China Friendship Centre here on Tuesday, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb praised the Jang Media Group for organising the event to the benefit of local residents, especially youth.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/204933-Govt-committed-to-cause-of-educated-healthy-Pakistan-Marriyum

http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201705/17/page09.php

 

Issue of insufficient seats for admissions in Islamabad model schools echoes in NA

The issue of insufficient number of seats for admission of students in the Model Schools and Colleges echoed in the National Assembly on Tuesday.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/204883-Issue-of-insufficient-seats-for-admissions-in-Islamabad-model-schools-echoes-in-NA

 

Helping physically retarded children essential for healthy society

To help out mentally and physical retarded children is essential for a healthy society and motivation and devotion of Psychologists rendering humanitarian services must be appreciated.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/helping-physically-retarded-children-essential-healthy-society/

 

FBISE mulling over giving extra marks

Federal Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (FBISE) is considering giving extra marks to students in three papers of intermediate Part-I, an official said on Tuesday. Students had expressed concerns on three papers terming them ‘extremely difficult’.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-05-17/page-14/detail-6

 

Registration deadline for grade 9 annual exams extended

All nine education boards including Rawalpindi Education Board have decided to extend the registration deadline for grade 9 annual examinations for this next exams.  As per the decision the candidates will be able to register till 26th of May this year.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-05-17/page-14/detail-3

 

Despite summer vacations, teachers will still have to go to school

Despite a notification being issued by School Education Department Punjab regarding summer vacations, some headmistresses of different high schools have called their respective female teachers to come to school.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/316033-todays-print-city-news

 

Students get craft skills at Lok Virsa

A week-long training programme under the ongoing 'Craft of the Month' series for students started at National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Lok Virsa, on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-17/lahore/11660/85773

 

Poster competition held

Poster competition and painting exhibition were organised by Sadequain Art Spectrum in collaboration with Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) to provide a platform to young talent of the region here on Tuesday.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/204892-Poster-competition-held http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201705/17/page10.php

 

Punjab

 

Special children given laptop

The special children who have been studying at educational institutions for special children were given laptops under Chief Minister Punjab Scheme, here on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/special-children-given-laptops/

 

Call to use new education techniques

The district administration directed the teachers not to award corporal punishment to the students rather adopt modern techniques for the purpose. “Teachers should teach the students according to modern requirements,” a district officer said while addressing the teachers of Govt Model High School and Govt Girls High School Vehari.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-05-17/page-21/detail-8

 

PFA sets guidelines on food at school, college canteens

Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has formulated complete guidelines for healthy foods and drinks to be sold at the canteens of schools and colleges across the province, dividing food into three categories i.e. Green, Yellow and Red.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/204865-PFA-sets-guidelines-on-food-at-school-college-canteens

https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201705160434&EN_ID=11201705160166&EMID=11201705160082

 

Punjab govt, PEF replies sought on foundation’s BoD

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday sought replies from the provincial government and the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) on a petition challenging constitution of the board of directors (BoD) of the foundation.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=17_05_2017_177_005

 

Teachers rally against ‘privatisation’

A large number of schoolteachers Tuesday took out a rally against the Punjab government for not upgrading teaching posts, privatisation of public schools and other issues including what they termed an unjust disciplinary action against them. 

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/204866-Teachers-rally-against-privatisation

 

Teachers to offer Eid prayer on Mall Road in protest

School teachers from different parts of the province staged a sit-in outside the Chief Minister (CM) secretariat at the Mall Road on Tuesday demanding an up gradation of their basic pay scales and also threatened to hold a sit-in with their families and students if their demands were not met by the government.

Complete Story: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/05/17/teachers-to-offer-eid-prayer-on-mall-road-in-protest/

http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=17_05_2017_002_007

http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-17/lahore/11656/85807

 

Teachers continue protest

For the past fifteen days, teachers of Divisional Public School, Faisalabad have been protesting to get their issues resolved such as increase in salaries and permanency of contract employees.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/315696-todays-print-city-news

 

Traffic awareness session at MC Higher Secondary School

A traffic awareness session was held at Government MC Higher Secondary School where the in charge of Traffic Education Unit, Waqas Warraich instructed students about traffic rules.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/315697-todays-print-city-news

 

Wrong question in Inter examination baffles students

A wrong question worth 20 marks appeared in Intermediate accounting examination, leading to confusion amongst students.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/315704-todays-print-city-news

 

New training programme for primary and middle school teachers

A new training programme will be conducted for teachers in Punjab on every last Saturday of the month.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104194215&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170517

 

Non-salary budget for High and Higher Secondary Schools reduced

A notification has been issued by Punjab government in which it is written that schools will be given Rs 0.18 million in funds, regardless of the number of students enrolled in a specific school.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/315706-todays-print-city-news

 

Sindh

 

Hearing-impaired students indulge in experiments 

More than 150 students with hearing impairment got to take part in activities and learn science through experiments at Deaf Reach School and Training Centre in Gulistan-e-Jauhar on Tuesday. The activities were arranged for the students as part of an interactive session organised at a mathematics, arts and science festival. The event was organised by Alif Ailaan, in collaboration with the Pakistan Alliance for Mathematics and Science, Science Fuse, Robotec and ‘I Am Karachi’.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201705160340&EN_ID=11201705160125&EMID=11201705160063

 

Sindh Assembly takes decision against private schools fees hike

MPA Khurram Sher Zaman said that private schools in Karachi have increased their fees by 25-30%.

Complete Story:  https://jang.com.pk/print/316001-todays-print

 

232 private schools in Tando Allahyar closed

During a session of Tando Allahyar ‘Taleem Bachao’ Committee, it was revealed that 232 primary schools are closed in the Tando Allahyar district.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104193753&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170517 

 

Three officials from the education dept arrested over issuing fake admit cards

CTD Police has arrested three officials from the education department over the issue of fake admit cards being distributed.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/315931-todays-print 

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2017-05-17/page-8/detail-28

 

District Education Thatta dismissed

District Education Thatta, Shabbir Ahmed has been dismissed from his post over the issue of unlawful appointments.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/315622-todays-print

 

Intermediate Science examinations to start from 29th May

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/315624-todays-print

 

CM visits examination centres

Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah visited different examination centres during the ongoing inter examinations.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104193697&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170517

Editorials/Op-eds

 

Feminisation of Primary Schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/05/17/feminisation-of-primary-schools-in-khyber-pakhtunkhwa/

 

Condition of Primary Schools

https://jang.com.pk/print/315894-editorial-note-column-2017-05-17-primary-schoolon-ki-halat-e-zar

 

 

Letters to the Editor

 

Teachers turned marketing agents

https://issuu.com/abidoon/docs/e-paper_pdf__17-05-2017___lhr_/10

 

Load shedding and intermediate exams

https://issuu.com/abidoon/docs/e-paper_pdf__17-05-2017___lhr_/10

 

‘O’ and ‘A’ level ignored

http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=17_05_2017_009_014

 

Private school fee

http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=17_05_2017_009_009

 

Fragile education system

http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-17/lahore/11654/85701