Free education for all children stressed
PESHAWAR: Civil society organisations have urged the government to ensure provision of free and compulsory education to all children in line with Article 25-A of the Constitution. The call was given during a meeting of the working group for girls’ education initiatives here on Tuesday. Khewendo Kor, a civil society organisation, organised the event, where noted among participants were Mir Zaman of CRSD, Umar Orakzai of Alif Ailaan, Sikandar Khan of Dost Foundation, Tariq Iqbal of Win Organisation, Khalid Khan of Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child, Gulalai of Khwendo Kor and lawyer Mohammad Fayyaz.
Devoted educator: K-P govt confers first Best Principal award
In appreciation of his efforts in the field of education, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has awarded Rs50,000 to Sherinzada Khadokhel, the principal of Government Higher Secondary School Swabi. Sherinzada has also been honoured with an award for Best Principal, 2014. This is the first time a principal has been presented with the award in the province.
Activists of PTI’s student wing Insaf Students Federation (ISF) protested against the vice chancellor of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM) on Tuesday, accusing him of favouritism and demanding the termination of his services. Chanting slogans against VC Ihsan Ali, scores of AWKUM students accompanied by a professor of Mardan Postgraduate College gathered at Nowshera-Mardan Road and blocked it for over five hours.
Including technical education in new education policy
Federal minister for education said that next year government is starting technical and vocational high schools in the country. He said technical education would be included in new education policy.
District Advisory on Education
District Advisory Committee holds a meeting at Peshawar, to discuss the issues of education sector. It was argued that there would be no compromise on standards of education system
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Parents of APS students start awareness drive
PESHAWAR: Parents of the killed students of the Army Public School on Tuesday launched a mass awareness campaign to garner support for their upcoming protest in Islamabad onMarch 19.
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Delay in appointment as teacher lamented
PESHAWAR: A man has blamed the Peshawar district education officer for using delaying tactics in issuance of his appointment letter for the post of schoolteacher. Speaking at a news conference at the press club on Tuesday, Zakir Abbas of Garhi Faizullah Mera Musazai, on the outskirts of Peshawar, said that he had obtained second position in the NTS screening test for appointment as schoolteacher in PBS-15, but he was yet to be issued the appointment letter.
FIR against schools heads for security
Provincial government said to school head to security their schools with CCTV cams, boundary walls etc., but nine school heads did not act upon government security instructions and as results FIRS registered at Police against them.
The provincial government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cisco Systems, an IT company based in California, to establish seven networking academies at various universities across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa by May.
The agreement was signed on Tuesday during a ceremony held at Pearl Continental Hotel in the provincial capital.
University for women
Governor Balochistan said that a new university would bring revolution of progress in the region. It will empower women. He said Sardar Bahadur Khan University would be progressive for women.
In-service teachers training
Secretary Higher Education Commission inaugurated a training workshop for in-service teachers. He said that teachers train the psychology of children.
No educational activity at Agriculture University
Baloch Student Organization said that there are no educational activities continue at Agriculture College University Balochistan. They said that educational activities should be started at university. They said that university is closed due to security reasons.
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Teachers working on daily wages at model colleges of the capital have pinned their hopes on the prime minister and the finance minister for payment of their salaries and job regularisation.
The salaries of the teachers have not been paid for more than four months.
The Daily Wagers Association of Model Colleges on Tuesday demanded of the government to get their pending salaries released.
UNESCO, PSF to strengthen science labs in schools
UNESCO and Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) will join hand to strengthen science labs of rural area schools. UNESCO and PSF have a longstanding collaboration to promote science culture in the country.
During their meeting, it was decided that UNESCO will provide science kits for rural area schools to strengthen their laboratories. These kits will be distributed to schools through PSF.
SCEE-NUST convocation held
A graceful convocation of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, (SCEE), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), was held at the university’s Jinnah Auditorium.
Research, technical edu vital for progress: President
President Mamnoon Hussain has underlined the need to focus on acquiring modern science, engineering and technical education for attaining not only academic excellence but also national socio-economic benefits. Addressing the convocation ceremony of Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) here on Tuesday, the president emphasised that scientific research and education lead a nation to progress and development.
BS in Math, Stats, and Physics
Allama Iqbal Open University decided to start BS program for Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics. Vice Chancellor said that university started BS programs in Chemistry and Microbiology
‘1,700 Punjab schools without heads’
Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) has strongly criticised Secretary School Education Department for poor administration observing that around 1,700 schools are being run without heads across the province. According to a press release, a joint meeting of PTU office-bearers held here Tuesday, in which the participants expressed strong concerns over indifferent attitude of the secretary schools towards schoolteachers in Punjab.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-307578-Briefs
Teachers protest against department
Teacher Unions protested to Education Department for their rights. They said that almost 1700 educational Institutions are working without any head. They said department have to fulfill their rights.
PEF starting early childhood education
Punjab Education Foundation started early childhood education program for awareness about nutrition needs and balanced diet of little children. Partner schools will have a good change in their system
Enrolling 290 thousand new children
Secretary Education, Punjab said to enroll 290 thousand children beside the regular enrolments. New admissions starting from April 2015.
Teachers protest against taking any leave
Education department has banned any type of leave for teachers from their services. Teachers protested against these instructions. They said that teachers should be facilitated.
ECE centers planned in PEF partner schools
LAHORE - A joint meeting of Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) and Directorate of Staff Development (DSD) was held on Tuesday at PEF Head office which was mutually chaired by MD PEF Dr Aneela Salman and Project Director DSD Ehsan Bhutta. Addressing the meeting, Dr Aneela Salman shown keen interest in introduction of ECE project in the selected partner schools across the province to facilitate the small kids’ education in the kids rooms which were especially designed and set up to meet the specific needs of the toddlers.
Punjab govt to enroll child laborers in schools
RAWALPINDI: The Punjab government has prepared a plan for admission of all children attaining five years age and working at workshops and shops across the Punjab including Rawalpindi district. The programme will be launched by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif by signing the admission form of a student. The government set a target to admit at least forty-and-a-half lakh children including girls to ensure universal primary education.
Lack of staff by PEC
Due to mismanagement by Punjab Examination Commission, the staff for checking papers shortened. More teachers called on for handling the situation in emergency.
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High court to issue result card to practical paper of a student
Lahore high court said to educational board to grant the result card to students of intermediate whom undertaken Psychology paper along with practice exam. High court appeal of board against the student
Targeting 10000 children to enroll
Education department, Rawalpindi is targeting ten thousand children to enroll this New Year. Secretary Education released its notification. Action will be undertaken if head master will act irresponsibly in enrolling the students.
Taking back tax of 12005 from private schools
On the people’s request Cantonment Board Rawalpindi taken back their decision to take 1200% tax from private schools. Tax will be received on previous formula.
9th class exam starts today
THE secondary school (10th class) annual examination 2015 ended in all the nine Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISEs) in Punjab on Tuesday while the 9th class annual exam 2015 will commence from Wednesday (today).
In terms of education, Sindh has failed its children. For most of them, the writing is already on the wall; unfortunately, it says ‘tometo’. In Government Primary School Muhammad Hayat Bozdar’s small poorly-lit room, around 30 students sit on wooden benches — four on each one — as the teacher, Bharoo Mal, strolls lazily around the class in an unwashed kurta that was once brown in colour.
PPP Minister irked by portions in history textbooks
KARACHI: Sindh Senior Minister for Education Nisar Khuhro on Tuesday showed his concern over some sections in a history textbook used in several schools here following the Cambridge curriculum.
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When it comes to improving the province’s public education system, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is stuck doing a dead-end job. The party’s past stratagems to maintain its political clout in rural Sindh now haunt those of its ministers who are still anxious to resuscitate the neglected public education system here. A good case in point is Khipro, the country’s largest administrative subdivision that spans 1,445,600 acres in Sanghar district.
Case of teacher’s salary transferred to services tribunal
Sindh High Court has transferred the matter of appointments and salary of teachers to services tribunal. Almost 13 thousands teachers recruited in capacity of 1500 vacant posts.
Assailants hurl grenade at school
KARACHI: Unidentified assailants lobbed a hand grenade outside a school in Orangi Town on Tuesday creating fear and panic in the area. However, grenade did not detonate. Law enforcement personnel rushed to blast site. No loss of life or damage to property was reported. Shops in the area remained closed following the attack.
Affiliation of private medical colleges
Provincial Higher Education Commission allowed private medical colleges to affiliate with Jinnah, Sindh, and Liaqat Medical Universities. All medical institutions will collaborate.
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HEC official for paying attention to edu standards to end poverty
Attention should be given to standards of education for the progress of the country and to banish poverty, said Director Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Nasir Shah.
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Government to provide funds for Universities
In an international conference at Karachi University, Provincial Minister for finance and Taxation said that last year’s almost 40% tax collected. He said that government would provide special fund for the development in Universities.
The week in education (mar 7th - 13th, 2015) by Hira Mirza
The Khyber Pakhtinkhwa government has announced the launch of a school enrolment campaign for the province on April 8th later this year. The purpose is to create awareness among parents and to register children for schools. Unicef, Save the Children and Alif Ailaan have ensured full support for the campaign, and will be focusing on districts with high dropout rates.
Letters to the Editor
Education in Picture
Education First: Students under the open sky at the Govt Primary School Kanshian, Abbottabad which was destroyed in the 2005 earthquake.
IT is unfortunate that schools are closed frequently. During the last academic session, schools were hardly open for 170 days in Karachi out of 365. It is easy for political parties to call a strike, but it is the students who always suffer.
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In Pakistan, 25 million children are deprived from the education
Peshawar: In Pakistan 25 million children are deprived from the education
Laptops & Cameras to be recovered from the Education Department Officials
Peshawar: Provincial government decides to recover back Laptops & Cameras from the Elementary and Secondary Education Department Officials. In this regard provincial government demands the details of such official. An international NGO provided 80 thousand laptop & 30 thousand cameras to the District Education Department Official to use these things for the improvement of the education. But now this NGO complaint to the provincial government that the officials are uses these instruments in their homes. On this complaint Chief Minister taken strict action & order to recover back these laptops and cameras from the officials.
Decision to include Technical education in new education policy
Peshawar: Government decides to include technical education in new education policy in FATA. This was announced by the Federal Minister for Education & Technical Education, Engineer Muhmmad Shafi under the Up Lift Program training session in Peshawar ending program. He said during two and half years 6 lac children admitted in the schools.
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5th Class NTS test model papers send
Peshawar: From the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa NTS Model papers send to the province primary schools for the boys & girls students test on 29th and 30th March. It was also decided only those students are promoted to next class that they passed the NTS test.
All Examination duties are assigned on a marit basis (Bannu Board)
Bannu: The Bannu Board Secretary controller Examination regrets the allegation about the examination duties assignment. He said we assigned all the examination duties on a merit basis.
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Present Curriculum can meet the new age requirements
Temer Garah: Assistant Sub Divisional Education Officer Deer Payan Muhammad Khitab said that the present curriculum can meet the new age requirements. Teachers use new & friendship scenario for the student’s quality & easy education. These view he shared at the end of the three days training workshop in Ziarat Talash for the Primary Head Teachers. Muhammad Khitab explained that the new curriculum developed on the instructions of the present government in view of the according to the new age all requirements.
Complete story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar Page No. 5
Educational Emergency & Educational Reforms claims totally falls
Swabi: JUI(F) Central vice President and Ex. Education Minister Moulana Fazal Ali Haqqani said that Khyber Pakhunkhwa province educational emergency and educational reforms claims are totally falls. During the Britain Defed briefing the rulers all claims actual position explained in front of the Jahangir Tareen. During the Press Conference he said the province mostly schools are without teachers and from the two years no one appointed teacher. The education system cannot improve the quality only to start the English language in the education.
Complete story: Daily Subh, Peshawar Page No. 5
Debates in Tull School, Future of the students are seemed to be dark
Tull: Political Debates & Conversation between the teachers on full swing in Tull remote area village Dillan only one Higher Secondary School. The parents of the students are in panic situation and demand from the higher officials of the education department for impartial enquiry in the matter. The social workers of the area informed to the media if their names are not disclosed that the poor parents are disturb the because the teachers always involved in the political debates & conversation in the class rooms which waste the precious time of the students.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No.3
JI condemns closure of private school in name of security
QUETTA: Jama’at-e-Islami (JI) Baluchistan has condemned the closure some private Educational institutes in the name of security in Quetta. JI spokesman said that shutting down the private institutes and not paying the due attention toward the Government institutes means that the doors of the Education are being closed on the public in Quetta. If there are security reasons, so the solution doesn’t lie in the closure of Educational institutes.
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Balochistan Times, Page no. 11
HSF Education awareness campaign has been started
QUETTA: Hazzara Students Organization has given a statement that the 30% students are deprived from the right of school due to high rate of poverty. Now we have started the Education campaign for those students who lie in the bottom of poverty and through this Educational campaign we will eradicate the evil of poverty from our society. To educate the children is indirectly to eliminate the poverty and all those elements which are disturb and bring the dilemmas in our society.
Complete Story: Daily Jang News, Page No. 2
Educational emergency disappointed the children and they get back to home
KHARAN: Government Teachers Association has given a statement that more than 250 students have expelled from Chamalang College of Baluchistan, and that is a big stigma for the people of Chamalang. The expelled student reason is late submission of fee.
Complete Story: Azadi News, Page No. 8
Medical College Loralai posts will be not allowed to cancel the date of test and interview
LORALAI: Young’s Organization president Shah Muhammad Uthemankhel along with their members said that the some corrupt elements wanted to cancel the date of test and interview of vacancies in Loralai. If they will cancel the date then we will protest against them and any sought of loss will be possible.
Complete Story: Awam News, Page no.5
We will raise our voice on each forum for the development of UoB
QUETTA: Watan Students Organization has given a statement that University of Baluchistan’s management steps are appreciated in which many no. of corrupt elements have been removed. University management is providing the facilities to the students very well and students are satisfied. They further said that we are requested to the Vice Chancellor that he never blackmail by corrupt elements.
Complete Story: Mashriq News, Page No. 2
Most Schools Of Oochsharif Without Sufficient Teachers And Classrooms
Oochsharif: Most schools of Oochsharif are without sufficient teachers, classrooms and other basic needs. Govt. Primary School Bait Shakrani has only 2 rooms and 2 teachers for 300 students, and no boundary wall; Makhan Bella School has 3 teachers and 3 rooms for 400 schools; Nanday Lal School has only one room and that too has turned into ruins.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.7
Section 144 Imposed Around Examination Centres
Multan: DCO Multan has said that Section 144 has been imposed around the Examination Centres of Multan District. Irrelevant persons will not be allowed to enter into the Examination Hall and no student will be allowed to take books of Guidebooks into the Centres.
Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.8
Lack Of Attention And Negligence By Education Department, Thousands Of Teachers Suffering
Bahawalpur: Thousands of teachers are suffering due to the lack of attention and negligence of the Education Department to the problems of the teachers. Teachers have not been given promotions for the past 30 years. Monitoring officials are performing on the basis of their personal likes and dislikes. The Transfer Policy is anti-teacher.
Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.6
Education Officers Making Money While Monitoring Schools
Taunsa Sharif: The Education Officers responsible for monitoring schools of Tehsil Taunsa Sharif are demanding bribery from headmaster for reporting “All is good”.
Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.6
Schools Of Ahsanpur With Incomplete Security Arrangements
Ahsanpur: The security arrangements in government and private schools of Ahsanpur, Nabipur, Shahpur, Fatehpur Tiwana, and surrounding area are insufficient.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.9
Anarchists Want To Obstruct The Construction Of School
Chowk Permit: Sardar Fazal Hussain Salhani visited Govt. Primary School Mohammed Wali and said that MPAs and MNAs of the area had got huge grant for the construction of the school building, but the anarchists want to obstruct the construction of the said school building by spreading misinformation.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.2
Negligence By Bahawalpur Board Of Education, Christian Girl Given Date-Sheet For Islamiyat Paper
Bahawalpur: Due to the negligence of the officials of the Board of Education, Bahawalpur, a Christian girl was issued date-sheet for the paper of the Islamiyat and when the said girl approached the school authorities, they said they had mentioned about the girl as non-Muslim, but the Board officials had not paid any attention.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.2
Shortage Of Staff At Girls Higher Secondary School
Tthattha Sadiqabad: Govt. Higher Secondary School Chak No.136/10-R was upgraded into a Higher Secondary School in 2003, and the building was constructed with RS.40 Millions, but teaching staff was not properly appointed and still 4 seats are vacant.
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Villagers protest against School closure
District Thatto: The residents of village Sher Khan Jatoi protested before Press Club jhok Sharif against closure of their Village School. They declared that school is closed since five years and 50 students of the village are deprived of getting Primary Education. They demanded from Government to take notice and restore School to save future of the students.
Protest against Ghost Teachers and Schools
District Badin: Matli ithad and others from the city protested against School closure; Ghost Teachers and against corruption of the Supervisors. They told that hundreds of Schools are closed in 12 Union Councils due to corruption of the Ghost Teachers and Supervisors. Ghost Teachers are free of theirs and getting their salary at homes. Whereas as the issue of Urdu Medium Teachers in Sindhi schools is on the top; Urdu Teachers are unable to Teach Sindhi Language.
Petition filed for appointment of Teachers in School
District Larkana: The building of Government Middle School village Teranh Poor Bhutto is complete since two years, but still Teachers are not appointed on the School. On that a villager Mr. Muhammad Khan Bhutto has filed petition in the court for the appointment of Teachers in the School to run it in a smooth way. While Court has called Director Education Larkana and D.O Education Qamber on 24th March along with School record.
Villagers protest for repairing of their village School
District Naushehro Feroz: The residents of village New Samtia near Kandiaro protested for repairing of their village School. They told that School building is completely damaged and its different parts are tumbling. They demanded from Higher authorities to take notice and resolve the issue to provide necessary facilities for the School.
Girls College Construction work left incomplete; protest
District Naushehro Feroz: The construction work of Government Girls Degree College Pad Eden is left incomplete since years. The residents, citizens and other socialists have protested for completion of construction work of the college and demanded from Faryal Talpur and Deputy Commissioner Naushehro Feroz to take notice against Contractor of the work and resolve the issue.
Roof pieces tumbled down on students during Examinations
District Qamber: The condition of Government Primary School main city Sijawal Junejo is crumbling. Its different pieces fall down on the students during their Examinations. The residents and other villagers protested and demanded from Higher authorities to take notice of the school building and issue budget for its repairing.
Shortage of Staff at Girls College
District Sijawal: Government Girls College Sijawal is ruined due to distant attitude of the management and Education Department. The Principal in the College is from Kotri and she attends College only 3 days in a week and she brings her sons to the college who sit in the class rooms along with other Girls. It has created disturbance for the Girls and they are unwilling to attend College. There is acute shortage of Lecturers in the College, but Education Department is silent to appoint any Lecturer to suffice the vacant posts.
142 School buildings in crumbling condition; danger for Students
District Qamber: 142 Schools of Taluka Sijawal are decaying due to corruption of Education Works Department. The School buildings have been dangerous for the students are they are unwilling to attend them. Whereas, roof pieces of main Primary School Sijawal Junejo tumbled down on the students during their examinations, but they remained safe. The Teachers and other residents protested and demanded from Government to take notice and resolve the issue on priority basis.
An NGO owner Lady tried to take-over High School
Hyderabad: A Private NGO owner Ms. Retired Lieutenant Musarat Shah tired to capture the building of high School Qasimabad alon with her guards and other political persons. She took-over the chair of head Master of the School and directed other Teachers to work under her command. Still no any action is taken against her illegal act of taking-over the School building.
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Matric class examinations will be held from 18th March
Lahore: Sindh Education Board will take start of Matric Class Examinations from 18th March.
Education Minister took notice of curriculum based on hatred
Karachi: Sindh Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has taken the notice of Private Schools on their compilation of curriculum based on hatred against Pakistan People’s party and Sindh. He called the Registrar Private Schools Ms. Rafia Mallah and Management of Becon House Schools.
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Mill owner provides 100 chairs for School
District Jamshoro: A local Mill owner Mr. Muhammad Ameen Khatri provided 100 chairs and books to the students of Government Primary School village Mangio Shoro near Jamshoro.
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