18 May 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Rs500m to educate children of widows, labourers

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government, under the Education Voucher Scheme, has allocated a fund of Rs500 million to provide educational opportunities for the children of laborers and widows.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/888026/education-vouchers-rs500m-to-educate-children-of-widows-labourers/

Startling numbers show desperate state of education

Teachers and students in Lakki Marwat probably fail to see the urgency in the education emergency imposed by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government. After all, a government primary school (GPS) in Hussainabad has three teachers for just two enrolled students, while there are four educators for over 400 students at a similar institute in Dalokhel village of the same district.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/887134/no-urgency-startling-numbers-show-desperate-state-of-education/


Teachers Protest against Monitoring

Monitoring Officers are visiting the schools are Batkhella. Teachers Associations are protesting for these monitoring visits by monitoring officers.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Peshawar/2015-05-17/page-8


Deceased, retired teachers assigned election duty in Hangu

Officials of the district education office assigned duties for the local government elections on May 30 to even some deceased and retired teachers, sources said.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-318790-Deceased-retired-teachers-assigned-election-duty-in-Hangu


Solving education issues through monitoring

Education Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said that their government is solving issues of education through monitoring of teachers and expelling the ghost or non-working teachers. He said that their government is amending the changes in education sector.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102850783&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150516


Roghani suspends two employees of govt school in Mardan

Special Adviser to CM on Social Welfare Meher Taj Roghani has suspended two employees of a school for children suffering from speech and hearing impairments in Sheikh Maltoon Town, Mardan.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/887137/a-matter-of-principle-roghani-suspends-two-employees-of-govt-school-in-mardan/


Parents complain of delay in APS attack probe

Parents of the students killed by terrorists last year in the Army Public School attack have complained the federal government has yet to hold a judicial inquiry into the killings and support the families of the slain school staff members.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1182510/parents-complain-of-delay-in-aps-attack-probe






ICU’s academic managers welcome universities act

Islamia College University’s Academic Managers Association (AMA) lauded the recently introduced universities act as a means of improving academic environment at public sector universities, stated a press release.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/887130/stamp-of-approval-icus-academic-managers-welcome-universities-act/


KME, GSU Ink MoU For Saving Maternal, Infant Lives

Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar and Georgia State University (GSU) signeda grant project agreement for saving maternal and infant lives with affordable technology in two districts of Khy-ber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=264032


Young women asked to express their thoughts thru literary work

Educationist, trainer and founding member of the PWWF Salma Masood said it was the time that young writers are guided and provided with an opportunity to show their talents.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1182323/young-women-asked-to-express-their-thoughts-thru-literary-work




Government has to reexamine the education policy

Progressive Private Schools Association said that government should review the education Policy. They said that five schools are still closed at Jinnah Town, Quetta due to security reasons. Two of them are transferred. They said that they are holding seminar on 23 May at Press club.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102850163&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150516


Seminar on Education by Alif Ailaan

Alif Ailaan organized a Seminar on Education at Jim Khana, Thatta. In seminar it was said that there should be in political influence on educational institutions, we need collective efforts for improvement and government should take action against ghost teachers.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-05-16&edition=KCH&id=1698045_93513648


Progressing toward better education system

Chief Minister Balochistan attended inter university consortium hold by HEC at Lahore. He said that in history dictator ships have destroyed our system and local leaders of Balochistan worked for development after dictators ship. He said that Balochistan is working with agenda of Federal Government and moving to achieve their goals.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-17-2015/quetta/page1.asp



Unsatisfactory condition of Education at Balochistan

Balochistan Professors and Lecturers Association decided to not to offer duties at any practical exam of intermediate. Secretary Education said that it will worsen the condition of education in the region and will harm the students.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102851547&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150517


Seminar on “Who is to blame for failing education standards”

BNP awami Has organized a seminar on education at Panjgur. Politicians attended the seminar. They discussed the issues of education and how to improve it. They said that we have to ignore the political influence on education institutions

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-18-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Almost five million children lacking religious education due to propaganda

JUI said that democracy is solution of issues of the country. They said that we have to pay respect on decisions but government institutions for their strengthening. They said that due to propaganda almost five million children are on stake to not to get religious education from the Deeni Maddaris.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102853745&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150518


In-service college teachers training program

Joint Director of colleges attended the ceremony of a training workshop for college teachers and said that Role of teachers is like a leader for nation. He said that teachers should training the students in better way

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-18-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Development in Balochistan University

Vice chancellor, Balochistan attended the inauguration of a training workshop by Faculty Training Program. He said that Balochistan University is achieving its targets. Students are being training through advance methods. He said that teachers and employees issue are also being solving.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-18-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Haideri says action against seminaries will harm education

Deputy Chairman Senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri said on Sunday that seminaries were providing free education to about five million male and female students across the country. He said any action against madrassas would have a negative impact on the country`s already poor educational structure.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=18_05_2015_005_001


Including Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi and Pushto in curriculum

Convener Senate Special Committee reviewed the 18 amendments and its impact. Convener said that government of Balochistan will include Urdu, Sindh, Punjabi, and Pushtu in their curriculum. He said that four-member committee established for the amendments.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-05-16&edition=ISL&id=1698462_46519364





‘PPP govt revolutionises edu system in AJK’

Finance Minister Azad Jammu Kashmir Chaudhary Lateef Akbar has said the PPP government has revolutionised education system of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. He said the incumbent PPP government established three medical colleges and universities in different areas of AJK.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-05-18/page-5/detail-4




School for poor children an educational oasis

Starting form a single rug laid under a tree, the Saaya Trust School now sprawls across three kanals and enlightens nearly 500 students from nursery to grade seven.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/887969/for-a-brighter-future-school-for-poor-children-an-educational-oasis/


Seven schools lack permanent staff, budget

As many as seven girl schools in the federal capital have been functioning for the last seven years without regular staff and necessary budget.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1182307/seven-schools-lack-permanent-staff-budget



5,200 teachers protest over non-confirmation

Non regularisation of the services even after expiry of three years contract period has caused embarrassment among 5,200 teachers of district Rawalpindi. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/16-May-2015/5-200-teachers-protest-over-non-confirmation


Parents appeal against low security by private institutions

Parents appeals higher officials to take action against no security measures by PIED group of Colleges. They said that these institutions are charging for the security but not providing it.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-05-17/page-3


Teachers worried by registration of cases against principals

In a recent development, the police registered cases against the principals, especially women, and the administrations of government and private schools. As a result, a wave of fear and panic has gripped the teachers and students.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1182310/rawal-note-teachers-worried-by-registration-of-cases-against-principals



Pakistan among poor performers in WEF report for human capital

Pakistan ranks at 113 out of 124 countries in the ‘Human Capital Index’ because of its poor performance on educational outcomes, says the Human Capital Report 2015 issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1182493/pakistan-among-poor-performers-in-wef-report-for-human-capital


Khattak praises China for socio-economic development of Pakistan

Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong called on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa House on Saturday and discussed with him matters of mutual interest and offered Chinese assistance for primary education sector of KP.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-05-17/page-3/detail-7


Pakistan is a young country: CM

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that the target of eight percent increase in the development growth would be achieved by 2018 and the volume of economy of the province would be enhanced. hat besides planning regarding energy sector, increasing exports and manufacturing sector, planning for equipping every child of the country with education would also have to be made. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-05-17/page-13/detail-6



Dissemination Of Peace Must Be Top Priority Of Edu Institutions

A series of training programs for the professionals of educational institutions organized by Institute of Professional Development (IPD) of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) concluded here at Faisal Mosque campus with a closing ceremony of the fifth batch of the training programs. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=264145


Degree verification remains a challenge for many

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has warned the public against engaging dubious agents when applying for degree attestation or equivalence certificates.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/887980/queues-at-hec-degree-verification-remains-a-challenge-for-many/


Model colleges’ principals asked to spare time for parents

The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has directed principals of model colleges to spare at least two to three hours time to deal with parents, who visit the institutes to get updates about admissions and other related matters.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-318545-Model-colleges-principals-asked-to-spare-time-for-parents



‘Milad-un-Nabi’ celebrated at JPS

Jinnah Preparatory School organised the annual Milad with religious zeal and fervor, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-318367-Milad-un-Nabi-celebrated-at-JPS


RMS students invited to Turkish embassy

Students of the Roots Millennium Schools, who went to the International Children’s Festival 2015 in Antalya, Turkey, were invited to a special reception at the residence of Turkish Ambassador Babur S. Girgin, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-318703-RMS-students-invited-to-Turkish-embassy




HEC inks MoU with PEC

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate for further strengthening of accreditation process for engineering education in the country.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-318544-HEC-inks-MoU-with-PEC




Research grant to be doubled: HEC

Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Friday announced that it would double funding under its ‘Thematic Research Grants Programme’, which is aimed at addressing contemporary issues facing the country.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1182306/research-grant-to-be-doubled-hec






HEC launches inquiry over fake degrees verification

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has launched an inquiry against eight fake degrees verification through agents, a HEC’s spokesman said. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/18-May-2015/hec-launches-inquiry-over-fake-degrees-verification


COMSATS inducts KazNU as its 20th Centre of Excellence

The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development (COMSATS) on Friday inducted Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) of Kazakhstanon as its centre of excellence.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-05-16/page-3/detail-2


‘AIOU giving education to around 1.3 million students’

The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) is the first distance learning academic institution in South Asia. It is catering to the needs of around 1.3 million students and giving them education at their own place, said AIOU Vice Chancellor Dr. Shahid Siddiqui.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-318786-AIOU-giving-education-to-around-13-million-students


Committee formed to determine role of HEC meets on 20th

The committee formed to determine the role of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the provincial HECs in the light of the 18th amendment will hold its first meeting on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=18_05_2015_153_001


Raheela Magsi elected chairwoman of education panel

Senator Raheela Magsi was unanimously elected as the chairwoman of the Senate Standing Committee on Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education during the elections held at Parliament House on Friday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-318355-Raheela-Magsi-elected-chairwoman-of-education-panel


SZABMU to collaborate with top universities

The Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU) is actively exploring avenues for collaboration with Canadian and British universities, both to promote research and to improve patient care.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-318696-SZABMU-to-collaborate-with-top-universities


CASE students to represent Pakistan n Robocup 2015: Dr Khaliq

Students of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE) will represent Pakistan in the Robocup 2015 contest this year to be held in China, said CASE President Dr. Abdul Khaliq.

Complete Story:  http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-318352-CASE-students-to-represent-Pakistan-n-Robocup-2015-Dr-Khaliq 


Honor for NUST

The National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) has won first place in the prestigious MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship 2015 for its ‘Education for Empowerment’ programme.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-318365-Honour-for-NUST


CESCO University is committed to disseminating knowledge: VC

In an interview with ‘The News’, Dr. Riaz Ahmad Khattak, Vice Chancellor of CECOS University, Peshawar saidn CECOS is a research based university that offers experiences and enables discovery, and promotes creativity and research with focus on quality. We are committed to disseminating knowledge and fostering critical thinking that encourages life-long learning.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-318552-CESCO-University-is-committed-to-disseminating-knowledge-VC


Preston University contributing to development of Pakistan: Dr Basit

In an exclusive interview with ‘The News’, Preston University Chancellor Dr. Abdul Basit said that the private sector is producing qualified and well-groomed human capital for the country.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-318362-Preston-University-contributing-to-development-of-Pakistan-Dr-Basit




Public health, education priority: governor

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif called on Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana at Governor’s House Friday and said provision of basic needs like education and health to the people at their doorstep was his prime objective and several new projects would be initiated to ensure it. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-318328-Public-health-education-priority-governor


5pc of GDP sought for education and sports

The All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (APPSF) on Saturday suggested the federal and provincial governments to allocate at least five percent of the GDP for education and sports in the upcoming budgets for financial year 2015-16.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-05-17/page-13/detail-1


Hefty’ funds for education in budget: PEF

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) Chairman Engineer Qamarul Islam Raja has said that huge funds will be allocated for education in the forthcoming budget.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1182468/hefty-funds-for-education-in-budget-pef


PEF expansion

Expansion phase-9 is so far the biggest expansion in public-private partnership based educational programs for the needy students.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-318584-PEF-expansion


Teachers’ role vital in polio drives

The General Cadre Doctors’ Association, Punjab, has appealed to schoolteachers to play a key role in vaccinating children against the crippling disease in the five-day anti-polio short interval additional dose campaign which is going to be started from May 18.

Complete Story:http://www.dawn.com/news/1182469/teachers-role-vital-in-polio-drives

KP top in rural literacy, Punjab second

Rural Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa with literacy rate of 78 percent in males and 39 percent in females is the most literate province in Pakistan followed by rural Punjab with 62 and 34 percent and rural Sindh 38 and 15 percent, respectively.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-318580-KP-top-in-rural-literacy-Punjab-second


University administration granted land purposefully

Punjab University has granted 951-Acre land to 77 selective peoples purposefully. University is getting almost 50 thousand per acre from these peoples.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102854721&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150518


Releasing funds for maintaining the poor in structure schools

Government of Punjab decided to allocate funds for all those schools that have poor infrastructure. In this regard, government asked education department for making list of such schools

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-05-18/page-2


Punishments are lowering moral of students at Kasur

A survey reveals that District Public School Kasur is biggest school of Kasur working under District Government has poorest condition in the district. Leader from their e Takmil e Pakistan said that teachers are punishing students in most of the schools, which is lowering the moral of students.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/18-05-2015/p2/story.aspx?param=LEED.jpg


Lack of 14000 teachers in colleges

There is lack of 14000 teachers in Colleges of Punjab. Higher Education is hiring only 1868 college teachers, which is insufficient. Most of the colleges are located in rural areas.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/18-05-2015/p3/story.aspx?param=COLLAGE.jpg


Teachers call off sit-in

After eight consecutive days of protesting the Muttahida Mahaz Asataza Punjab (MMAP) ended its protest outside Punjab Assembly here on Friday evening. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-318339-Teachers-call-off-sit-in


A teacher`s tale...is anyone listening?

The plight of the teachers and the taught at the rural area schools exposes the official claims about education reforms and facilities.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=18_05_2015_178_001


Ruling party glossing over education, health: Imran

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan mounted a blistering attack on the ruling party for its extravagant spending on motorways and other mega projects at the cost of the health and education sectors.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/887289/multan-rally-ruling-party-glossing-over-education-health-imran/


Former Nazim booked for occupying school land

Anti-Corruption Department Attock has booked four people including former Tehsil Nazim Attock for allegedly occupying the land allocated for a government school.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-318430-Former-Nazim-booked-for-occupying-school-land


LHC seeking explanation for not to providing free education

In hearing of case of provision of free education to 6-16 years children after 18 constitutional amendments, LHC asked Federal and Provincial governments for explanations. Court previously did not receive its explanation.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Rawalpindi/2015-05-16/page-8


Releasing funds to members assembly based on education standards

Provincial Minister of Education said that now funds will be releases to members assembly on basis if education standards. He said that members of school councils would be selected through member assemblies for their transparency.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Rawalpindi/2015-05-16/page-8


Culture Circle: Dire need of art, cultural activities for children

Children, considered the future of a nation, seem to have bleak opportunities in all segments, be it education -- divided into private and government schools, health, sports or arts and culture.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1182470/culture-circle-dire-need-of-art-cultural-activities-for-children


CM for linking faculties at varsities with industries

CHIEF Minister Shahbaz Sharif Sunday expressing concern over public universities working in isolation stressed the need of linking faculties at varsities with industries and focusing research and development (R&D) in order to play active role in progress and development of the country.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-318665-CM-for-linking-faculties-at-varsities-with-industries


Handing over the government schools to private institutions

Government of Punjab decided to handover 450 government schools of Lahore to some private institution from beginning of winter vacations. Department of education is notified about it. Government also allowed private institutions to have their own hiring.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-17-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=223.gif


RAW targeting renowned educational institutions

Intelligence news says that RAW is planning to target renowned educational institutions of Pakistan with help of CIA and Israel intelligence. RAW is targeting those institutions in which foreigners are offering services.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-05-17&edition=KCH&id=1699991_14346766


Spending Education Funds on Metro

Chairman Peoples Party Central Punjab, said that government of Punjab is spending funds of Health and Education on Metro Bus Service.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-17-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_15.gif


Irregularities by Education board of Intermediate

Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Lahore is committing the irregularities. Board has established examination center for students of Government Higher Secondary School, Mraka, at the same school along with school’s teacher as exam superintendent.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102853082&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150517


Banning All Associations of Teachers

Education Department, Punjab decided to ban all associations of teachers. Ban will be imposed until achieving education goals. This decision aimed improving the education standard through quality teaching.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102853208&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150517


Punjab HEC formally inaugurated

The Punjab Higher Education Commission was officially launched at the Arfa Karim Software Technology Park on Sunday. The PHEC Act was passed by the Punjab Assembly earlier this year.

Complete Story:http://tribune.com.pk/story/888071/higher-education-punjab-hec-formally-inaugurated/


Law faculty in solidarity with principal

The Punjab University Academic Staff Association expressed solidarity with PU Law College Principal Shazia Qureshi on Wednesday in the wake of the Lahore High Court judgment regarding her appointment.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/882196/lhc-verdict-law-faculty-in-solidarity-with-principal-lahore-city-brief/


Three more BZU syndicate members get notices to record statements

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has started recording statements of syndicate members of the Bahauddin Zakariya University over the alleged illegalities and the violation of rules for the establishment of a university`s sub-campus in Lahore.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=18_05_2015_178_005


LHC orders probe into credentials of professor

The Lahore High Court (LHC), Multan bench, directed on Friday the syndicate of the Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) to probe the credentials of Institute of Social Sciences and Distance Learning Program director Dr Ishaq Fani and his appointment as a professor.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1182249/lhc-orders-probe-into-credentials-of-professor


SZH stops faculty appointments ahead of crucial PMDC visit

The recognition status of the Shaikh Zayed Postgraduate Medical Institute and Medical College, Lahore, is at stake, along with its students academic career as the authorities have stopped appointment of senior faculty members after some senior medics expressed their apprehensions that fresh postings might further delay their promotions to next grade.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=18_05_2015_176_008


Workshop on intellectual property rights

Addressing a one-day workshop on intellectual property rights organised by the Pakistan Science Foundation and the Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (ORIC) of the University of Sargodha, Pakistan Science Foundation Chairman Prof Dr Muhammad Ashraf appreciated the contribution of UoS to science and technology.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1182250/workshop-on-intellectual-property-rights



The College of Physicians and Surgeons and Pakistan (CPSP) has released Research and Training Monitoring Cell (RTMC) registrations of 70 FCPS Resident Doctors of Mayo Hospital Lahore. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-318674-Registration


Three PhDs awarded

Punjab University (PU) has awarded PhD degrees to three scholars.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-318334-Three-PhDs-awarded




26pc of Sindh budget being spent on education, claims Qaim

Being declared as the priority sector by the Sindh government, 26 percent of the total provincial budget is being spent on the education sector.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-318318-26pc-of-Sindh-budget-being-spent-on-education-claims-Qaim



Fund released for government schools

Government of Sindh has released fund of 678.7 million for schools. Through these funds, it is planned to affix the bio matric systems in schools. In this regard, government has also released the tenders.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-05-17/page-2


OUP launches training programme for teachers

The Oxford University Press (OUP) has launched the Oxford Teachers Academy (OTA) in Pakistan — a one-of-its-kind teacher training and professional development programme.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/887153/oup-launches-training-programme-for-teachers/





Applications for Salaries at tribunal

Sindh Services Tribunal has received almost 200 applications by employees of education department for release of their salaries. This includes teaching and non-teaching staff.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-16-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_13.gif



Literacy declined as compared to previous years

Pakistan Social Living Standard & Measurement Survey 2013-14 reveals that literacy rate declined as compared to previous year. PSLMS 2013-14 shows that education expenses have increased. None of the province have good situation.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-16-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=610.gif



Releasing salaries to 18000 newly appointed teachers

Chief Minister Sindh said that they have appointed almost 18000 new teachers. He said to merge education works department into Main Education Department. He said to release the salaries to newly appointed teachers as soon as possible.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102849956&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150516



Varsity teachers fail to abide by their 15-day ultimatum

University teachers failed to initiate any protest on Saturday, either at the national level or across the province, at the expiry of their 15-day ultimatum that they had given to the government following the murder of Karachi University teacher Dr Syed Waheed-urRehman.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=18_05_2015_116_006





Digital geophysical data lab inaugurated

A new digital geophysical data laboratory was inaugurated at the Bahria University’s Karachi campus on May 13.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/887658/promoting-research-digital-geophysical-data-lab-inaugurated/


Farmer training project launched

The Sindh Agriculture University is launching a five-year research and training project for farmers engaged in the cultivation of dates, guavas, onions and chilies as well as livestock breeders.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/886702/necessary-education-farmer-training-project-launched/


Pakistani Students Shine At Intel Sponsored Talent Fair

Pakistani student Habab Idress from the Dewaan Dayaraam Jethmal Sindh Govt Science College, won a Third Award of $1,000 in the Physical Energy category and an honourable mention from the US Agency for International Development for the project ‘Multi-Purpose Smart Solar Device’

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=264151


MPhil, PhD entry tests

The admission tests for MPhil and PhD would be held at 10am tomorrow (Sunday) at the respective departments. This was announced by the registrar of University of Karachi on Friday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-318323-MPhil-PhD-entry-tests


PSTD to host third annual learning conference on May 20

The Pakistan Society for Training and Development will be hosting its third annual learning conference on Wednesday, May 20, at a local hotel. The theme of the conference is ‘Building a Sustainable Learning Culture’, which would be focused to highlight the importance of learning and development on a personal level as part of organisational strategy.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-318498-PSTD-to-host-third-annual-learning-conference-on-May-20





THE WEEK IN EDUCATION (MAY 9TH - 15TH, 2015) by Hira Mirza

Education news:

·         PSLM 2013-14 released

·         Mr. Baligh-ur-Rahman, the Federal Minister for Education, at a conference here in Islamabad, said that progress towards educational goals is speeding up and projects in the education sector need to be scaled up for the purpose. 

·         The massive dropout problem in Sindh

Complete story: http://data.org.pk/blog/the-week-in-education-may-9th-15th-2015


Let education live by Peter Jacob

The circumstances that involve Bernadette Dean leaving the country after a lifelong engagement in the education sector leaves us with questions over what needs to be done to counter the intolerance that resists substantial education reforms.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-318461-Let-education-live


The Seminary question

The matter of Pervez Rashid’s remarks about certain madrassas has deteriorated only because the government did not back the minister firmly and failed to take timely action against suspect seminaries. That a police team was ‘roughed up’ by madrassa students while apprehending men setting up banners calling for Rashid’s execution speaks volumes not only about the Police’s ineffectiveness, but rather the entire National Action Plan (NAP) and the overall counterinsurgency campaign. 

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/05/17/comment/the-seminary-question/


CSS Changed

A structural change in the syllabi and introduction of a pre-screening test from this year is also being confronted by the prospective candidates. The change in the syllabi is being rightfully contested as it has effectively jeopardized the choice of subjects.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2015-05-16/page-6/detail-1


Does budget matter in education by Junaid Zahid

Over the past few years, governors, policymakers and other elected officials have cut education spending due to immense budget deficits. On average, aggregate measures of per-pupil spending are positively allied with upgraded student outcomes.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/05/16/comment/does-budget-matter-in-education/


Secular ethos by Kuldip Nayar

I have returned from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) disappointed and disturbed. I am disappointed because the students did not seem to have merged into the mainstream yet and disturbed because they were still talking in terms of religious identity.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/05/17/comment/secular-ethos/


Letters to the Editor


Is syllabus a Kashmir issue?

Can these national syllabi incorporate material of national interest and of our history? Can we have simple physics, maths, history, geography, chemistry and biology, besides English and Urdu or one local provincial language? Why is syllabi-making as difficult as the Kashmir issue?

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=18_05_2015_009_005


An impetuous clause

The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council withheld renewal of registration of several thousand doctors by a sudden change in its rules. It has decreed that each doctors must attend 40 days of re-education classes held at only three or four points in the country. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-318607-An-impetuous-clause


Security of schools

Since a terrorist attack on an army public school in Peshawar, the government urged the administrations of schools to take strict security measures. But after the passage of almost six months, no effective measures are in place for the security of educational institutions in Pakistan. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/18-May-2015/security-of-schools


The fear of exams

Whenever it’s time for the papers, all the students; be it school going, college going or even university going, become frantic, panicky, and tense. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2015-05-17/page-7/detail-2


Why intellectuals only?

The increase in killing of teacher and educators has disturbed the students and left educational institutions suffering a great loss.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2015-05-17/page-7/detail-5


Blunders in revised CSS–2016 syllabi

The FPSC has recently revised the syllabi of Central Superior Service (CSS). The previous syllabi seemed not to fall in with modern standards of competitive examinations. The change thus is positive. 

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/05/17/comment/blunders-in-revised-css-2016-syllabi/

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Demand for re-employment of chairman Peshawar Educational Board

Peshawar:  Aslam Marwat, Educationist demanded from the high authorities for the extension in the employment of Peshawar Educational Board Peshawar Chairman Professor Dr.Muhammad Shafi as he started very important reforms in the education department.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102854607&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150518


We focus on free education for the children; Shehzad Khan

Peshawar:  Candidate of the Union Council 16 Jahangir Pura Shehzad Khan said after we succeed the election we will complete focus on the free education for the children.

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


Fata students arrested: Fata students Federation announced protest

Peshawar: Fata students Federation announced against the police capture the students of the Fata by the Gulbarg Police in Super Market.

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


Board of Intermediate & Secondary education establishes Control Room

Peshawar: Board of Intermediate & Secondary education establishes Control Room during the matriculations annual examinations 2015. The Control Room facilitates students, parents and general public. The timing is from 08.00 am to 06.00 pm.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.3


Education Department Malakand Monitoring Officer raids on girls’ school

Swat: Batkhela, Education Department Distt. Malakand Monitoring Officer raids on the government girls schools in Malakand Agency. The different unions of educational institutions and parents of the children condemn these raids because in the agency area male Officer entrance in the girls school.

Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.3


Educational Department Hangu negligence One teacher and duties at two places

Hangu: Educational Department Hangu negligence found that some dead teachers were given election duties and some teachers assigned two different places in same time. It is also found that some retired teachers name also include in the election duties lists.

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.8



From the Education Department Black sheep to be expelled

FATA:  The Syed Jan Koki Khel, General Secretary, Pakistan Muslim League (N) Khyber Agency, Fawad Khan, Pakistan Tehreek Pakistan and social worker Laal Khan said during the discussion with the media that education play very important role in the development of the nation.  They said clear vision education department can play important role in the education development.  So it is necessary for the all the stack holders to play their role to expelled black sheep from the education department.

Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx


Book Fear in Chitral under National Book Foundation

Chitral: A book fear was arranged in Chitral under the National Book Foundation. The foundation provided 50% special discount on the purchase of the Islamic, English, Urdu, History and Literature books. Book Fear inaugurated by the Assistant Commissioner Minhaj-ud-Din.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102852368&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150517


Breans Post Graduate College students Continued outstanding success

Peshawar: Peshawar University announced the PCS seven and 2nd semester examination results in which Btreans Post Graduate College students continued the outstanding success.

Complete Story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=3&date=2015-05-17


Universities Act amendment welcomed

Peshawar: Teachers Organization Provincial spokesman said we welcome Universities Act amendment 2015 and hope this amendment is good step towards merit & performance in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Universities.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.3


Education basic and important essential need of now a day, Malik Sher Zada

Peshawar: Malik Sher Zada, Chairman AQ Khan school system said we acquire 274 kanal piece of land on lease from the army and started school building because the education basic and important essential need of now a day.

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


All Secondary School Teachers Association Peshawar demanded Service Structure

Peshawar: All Secondary School Teachers Association District Peshawar demanded from the provincial government service structure. They said if the government not listen their demands they announced to hold protest against the behavior of the government which participated by the 15000 females teachers.

Complete story:  Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No.2


Disobey the order, Khyber Medical College Principal arrest order

Peshawar: Peshawar Accountability Court Judge Tariq Yousafzai issued the arrest order of the Principal of Khyber Medical because he disobeys the order of the Court & ordered him to attend the court on 8th June for witness against the Xen Muhammad Hassan.

Complete Story:  http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTE0MTEz


Education department 18 grade 189 females seniority list is ready

Peshawar: Elementary & Secondary Education Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa prepared 18 grade females seniority list. According to the seniority list officials are promoted into the 19 grade. Provincial government issued notification.

Complete Story:  http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTE0MDIx   


No body permitted to play with the children education, all hurdles will be removed: Atif Khan

Peshawar: Provincial Minister for Education Atif Khan said our government is trying to build reforms in the education system and we have taken steps for the change in the educational institutions.  Previous government done only claims about the change in the education system and we have taken practical steps in the field of education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102850783&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150516


Strictness in the Examination Hall – students burst the tyre of examiner

Peshawar: Due to the strictness in the Examination hall students shown their anger on the vehicle of the examiner and burst the four tyres of the examiner car.

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


Teachers hold protest against the political interference in the Swat educational institutions

Swat: University of Swat Administrative teachers observed black day against the political interference of the MPAs in the University different matter. They rape the black ribbon on their arms.

Complete Story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=6&date=2015-05-16


Nizam Pur Garru high School students hold protest against the shortage of the teacher

Nowshera: Government High School Nizam Pur Garru hold protest against the shortage of the teachers. For the last five years only six teachers running the school & some time they are also absent from their duties which affect the education of the students.

Complete Story:  http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx


Government given top priority to the education development, Fazal Elahi

Peshawar: Provincial Secretary for Parliament Fazal Elahi MPA said government given top priority to the development of the education.  The Non-governmental organizations who have involved in the education development will provide full assistance in this regard.

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


15 thousand female teachers given thread to come on the road as a protest

Peshawar: All Secondary School Teacher (SST) District Peshawar demanded their rights from the government otherwise if the government not listen their demands they announced to hold protest against the behavior of the government.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.3


Nowshera: Intermediate candidates hold protest rally against Mardan Board

Nowshera: Intermediate candidates hold protest rally against Mardan Board they said civic study paper was prepared from the old course.

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.8


All Secondary School Teachers Association Peshawar demanded Service Structur

Peshawar: All Secondary School Teachers Association District Peshawar demanded from the provincial government service structure. They said if the government not listen their demands they announced to hold protest against the behavior of the government which participated by the 15000 females teachers.

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




Trying best to eliminate educational illiteracy

Quetta: Rubina shah Chief executive of Health, Education & environment program said with collaboration of UNHCR class rooms are constructed and furniture is provided to schools of District Chaghi. She said we are trying best to eliminate illiteracy from Chaghi.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No.3


BSO demanded for closure of college

Quetta: BSO leaders said Government College of technology is closed from last 15 days and government is not paying any heed towards this issue.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102853520&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150518


Difference between public & private education institutions should be eliminated

Noshki: MPA Haji Ghulam Dastager said government is fully focusing on education. He said Difference between public & private education institutions should be eliminated for equality of education.

Complete Story: Daily Jang, Quetta, Page No.2



It is misfortune to have influential people hostage over educational institutions

Quetta: HSF said in joint statement that Baluchistan University is forcibly pushed towards the edge of destruction. No rules and regulations are followed there. It is deliberate planning to ruin the education system in Baluchistan.

Complete Story: Daily Jang, Quetta, Page No.2


Delay in construction of Mir Chakar University

Quetta: Rind tribal leader Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind said delay in construction of Mir Chakar University, Sibi is intense matter to think. Negligence in construction is giving birth to hatred.

Complete Story: Daily Jang, Quetta, Page No.12


Basic facilities should be provided in all educational institutions

Quetta:  Mayer Quetta said for raising education standard in province government has to facilitate with all basic facilities in educational institutions. Educational budget has to increase to resolve all problems of educational institutions.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No.1


Shortage of teachers in Chaghi

Chaghi: Due to shortage of teachers in Chaghi education system is derailing day by day. Students are facing music in getting education.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No: 05


Educational emergency is just for name sake

Khuzdar: Berozgar Water management association members said that government slogans of educational emergency are high from once thinking, professional degree holder youth is wandering over roads in searching jobs.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


Awaran Schools are still closed after earthquake

Quetta: BNP said in statement after passing two years to earthquake of Awaran still schools are closed there, teachers are getting salaries in homes, government educational emergency slogans are hallow from truth.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_8.html


Punjab educational experts should help to Bluchistan

CM Baluchistan said Punjab educational experts should help for betterment of education in Baluchistan. He said we want to demolish idol of poverty and illiteracy from Baluchistan.

Complete Story: Daily Jang, Quetta, Page No.1


No encouraging activities in Government educational institutions

Quetta: Provincial secretary high education Mr. Ghulam Muhammad Sabir said educational activities are not encouraging and better than past. BPLA denied taking practical examinations of students due to this scenario education graph of province declined.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102851547&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150517


Development of educational institutions is impossible without societal help

Qila Abdullah: Development of educational institutions is impossible without societal help; every single person has to play his role. Government educational institutions are in dilapidated conditions. Private schools in prevailing education have excelled over the government school.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page2/


BEF sanctioned grant in aid for private schools

Quetta: BEF Managing Director Professor Dr. Abdul Tawab Khan sanctioned grant in aid for distribution among private schools.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page3/


Basic facilities should be provided in all educational institutions

Quetta: All political parties said for raising education standard government has to facilitate with all sorts of basic facilities in all educational institutions. Educational budget has to increase at high level to resolve all problems of educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/backpage/



Government education revolution slogans are baseless

Quetta: BNP said in statement that government education revolution slogans are baseless. Baluch youth is neglected in appointments of lectureship in Baluchistan University.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No.1





Teachers should play role for betterment of education

Khuzdar: DC khuzdar Syed Abdul Waheed said for the betterment of education system and standard of education teachers should play their vital role.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No.3


Class education system producing Distances

Quetta: To bring educational reforms government should facilitate all educational institutions with basic facilities. Class education system gap is widening with passing days. Educational budget should be increased at handsome level.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No.8




After the summer vacations 450 Govt. schools will be handed over to private institution

Rahim Yar Khan: District Govt. and officers of educational department has prepared the record of 450 Govt. schools that will be handed over to private institutions after the summer vacations. These institutions will have the authority to change the teacher, appoint new teachers as well as to adjust the salary of the teachers.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-05-18/page-8


Schools without basic facilities, Poor Security arrangements students’ lives insecure

District Rahim Yar Khan: The schools located in Tehsil Khan Pur are without basic facilities (Safe Drinking Water, Wash Rooms, Boundary, and Walls Fans) and children are compelled to sit under open sky. School Managements and Local landlords share the school funds. School Teachers Ghulam and children demanded CM Punjab, Secretary Education Punjab and DCO Rahim Yar Khan to take strict notice for the better future of the children.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-05-18/page-2

Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.3


Strict actions should be taken against un-registered private schools

Rahim Yar Kahn: Local residents of Ehsan Pur requested to DCO-Rahim Yar Khan and District Education Officer to take strict actions against the un-registered private schools and their quality of education should be evaluated. As most of the teachers of Govt. schools are involved in sending the students to these private schools.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.4


Teachers used to come late and leave early

District Rahim Yar Khan: Teachers of Rajan Pur Kalan Centers Schools (Govt Primary Schools Kareem Bux Chandio, Chak 47 NP Mud Manthar and Chak 48 NP) have made a routine to come late and leave early. This routine ruined the future of the children as students are not promoted to next classes for 3 years

People of the area have demanded to Education Department to take action against the Headmaster and the concerned teachers.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.10


Headmistress appointed in Govt. Girls High School after long time

District Kabeer Wala:  Mrs. Nighat Shaheen took the charge of Govt. Girls High School Siray Sidhu as Headmistress, local residents shared that this post remains vacant for long time. Now people are confident that school management will be improved.

Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No 3


Teachers bodies planned peaceful protest against the inquiry and violence of teachers on 18th May

District Khushab: District President Teachers Association Malik Tariq Sultan Goraya declared the Govt. School Privatization anti education policy of Govt Punjab. On 18th May a peaceful protest will be held against the brutal violence, and fake inquiries of Teachers and protest will continue till recognizing of demands.  

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.3


Poor quality construction material used in Govt. Girls Middle School

District Rahim Yar Khan: Local residents of Zaheer Peer requested to DCO Rahim Yar Khan to look into the issue regarding poor quality of construction material being used in the construction of Govt. Girls Middle School Zaheer Peer.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-05-17/page-11

Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.8


Educational institutions started to collect school fee for four months including summer vacations

District Muzafargargh: Local residents of Shehr Sultan requested to EDO Education to stop the private tuition centers and look into the issues that Govt. educational institutions has started to collected school fees of four months including summer vacations’ dues in addition teacher also forcing students to get tuition from them during vacations otherwise their names will be struck off.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-05-17/page-11


Protest by the Srikistan Qomi Ittehad against the privatization of the educational institutions

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Civil Society Organizations, Political parties, Professors, Lecturers, Siraki organizations protested against the privatization of the educational institutions i.e. merging of Govt. Post Graduate College in to Ghazi University.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-05-17/page-8


Millions of funds become useless when a boundary wall fall during a strong storm

Dhoor Kot: Female students are bound to study without boundary wall in Thatta Waran where boundary wall of Govt. Girls Primary School fall down due to heavy storm. Local residents requested to higher officials of education department to look into the issue because poor quality material was used during the construction which was the main cause of the falling.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.2


Chairman Punjab Education Foundation ordered to take strict actions against schools

District Liyyah: Different private schools applied for the partnership with Punjab Education Foundation with fake documents during the verification it has been proved so Chairman PEF not only rejected their application in addition he order for legal actions against these institutions.

Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.2


Huge corruption found in school construction

District Khanewal : Residents of Chak Ali Chappa  have given a written application to Director Anticorruption Punjab, DCO Khanewal and Commissioner Multan that constractor is involved in huge corruption in the costruction of school building of Govt. Girls  Primary School Khursheedabad  and demanded to moniter the construction by The  Divisional Officer Testing Multan.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-05-16/page-2


Misuse of Power,Peon charged for not teaching  the class students

District Muzafar Garh: Head teacher Special Education Jatoi is misusing of powers. Head Teacher asks to do her personal and staff works to the Peon appointed in said School. When Iran Ahmed (Peon) refused to do irrelevant works of her duty he punished to sit in open sky at high temperature. On other side madam refuses all the allegations.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-05-16/page-11

Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.3



Negligence of Deputy Education Officers, 72 Thousand released from school Fund

District Vehari: 72 Thousands of school Funds released by a suspended teacher of Govt. Boys Primary School 246/EB due to negligence of DEO (Male) Borewala. EDO male ignored his responsibilities to close the account of said school.

Complete Story:  Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No.8


Head Teacher bounded to DEO Lodhran office due to negligence of assign duties

District Lodhran: Allah Dita Head Teacher of Govt. Ghosia Primary School Kahror Pka used to neglect his official duties on which DDEO Karor Pka declared illegible him for head ship of school and bounded him DEO Office. After inquiry chances of his termination increased while said Head Teacher trying to involve political influence to shield himself.

Complete Story:  Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No.8


Teachers must accept the challenge to improve performance of government institutions

District Vehari: Saqib Khurshid MPA and Member of Punjab Public Accounts Committee, while addressing the concluding session of teacher training at Model High School Vehari said that the teachers must take up the challenge of improving the performance and quality of education at the government schools and colleges.  He said that there was a need to promote sense of responsibility among teachers to ensure 100 per cent enrolment of children to schools and to materialize CM’s vision of education for everyone.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-05-03/page-8


Government was taking practical steps for promoting education

District Multan: Meher Mushtaq Sial, Deputy Secretary Schools, Punjab, while addressing a ceremony for launching of campaign for enrollment of children in schools at Government Elementary Model School New Multan No.1 said that the government was taking all practical steps for improving and promoting education in the country.  He also said that “Quality Drive Programme” had been launched which will surely bear good results and all sources will be utilized to ensure enrollment of every child.    

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-05-03/page-3  


182 schools to be opened for poor children

District Dera Ghazi: Punjab Education Foundation has signed a contract with 6 NGOs to open 182 partner schools in 16 districts for provision of education to poor children.   

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.3


Negligence of Education Officers, Hundreds of schools locked, District Admin helpless

District Rajanpur: Hundreds of schools are locked in District Rajanpur due to negligence of the officers of the Education Department and the District Administration is helpless in this regard.  Most of the teachers who were recruited due to recommendations of the political personalities are often absent from schools.  The Secretary Education was presented a report of “all good” during his visit to the District and his visit was kept secret from the media.  

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.10


School boundary wall incomplete, contractor disappears along with construction material and machinery

District Rahim Yar Khan: The contractor Anwar Alam, who was given the contract for construction of boundary wall of the Govt. Boys Primary School Chak No.64/P, Marri Allah Bachaya, has disappeared along with material and machinery leaving the boundary wall of the said school incomplete.  He said that some people of the area have demanded RS.20,000/- from him as forced tax (Bhatta).

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.12  


Teachers attending training declared absent by CM Monitoring Team

District Rahim Yar Khan: Hundreds of teachers who were attending Cluster Training and were absent from their schools due to attending this training were declared as absent by the Monitoring Team of the CM Punjab.  These teachers were issued show-cause notices by the District Education Officer and were called to the Education Office, the DEO Kausar Parveen had disappeared and there was no water for the hundreds of teachers. 

Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.2




Sindhi Subject not taught in Private Schools; Protest

Karachi: Jeay Sindh Laatif Sangat protested and organized march in front of Press Club against Private Schools of Malir and Gulshan Hadid on their no teaching of Sindhi Subject which is necessary to teach in Private as well as in Government Schools. They demanded to cancel their registration.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130271033&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150518




Protest against construction of school building in the land of village landlord

District Dadu: The residents of village Mirza Bhurgiri protested against construction of School building in the land of their village land lord. They said that landlord would use school building as his sitting place or animal farm, so it should not be constructed in his land. They demanded for construction of school building in center of the village that everyone should excess School easily.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130270755&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150518


Landlord occupied Middle School building

District Dadu: Some days ago PPP Taluka President Mr. Aijaz Ali Chandio had occupied the building of Government Middle School village Murad Chandio near Khairpur Nathan Shah. The Education did not take any notice against him. He is threatening the villagers and other people not to raise voice against him.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130270737&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150518


Sindhi young generation should pay attention on Technical Education: Ali Hassan Bhutto

District Naushehro Feroz: Sindh Skills Development Join Chairman Mr. Ali Hassan Bhutto has said Sindhi young generation should pay more attention on the Technical Education, because internationally Technical Education has got great importance.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-05-18/news/page2/1%20(19).htm


JSSF Protested for construction of compound wall of Girls High School

District Naushehro Feroz: The members of JSSF protested for the construction of compound wall of Government Girls High School Pad Eden. They declared before media that compound wall is damaged since 14 months, but since then no officer has taken the notice of it; girls have to face diffculities while attending school due to damaged compound wall.

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Hundreds of Primary Schools closed due to carelessness of Education Department

District Umarkot: Jeejal Survey/ Hundreds of Primary Schools are closed in Raja Rasto in the areas of Shahr Dars, Lutuf Allah Pali, Abdul Sattar Banglani, Sufi Salih Muhammad, Ali Bux Banglani, Natha Singh, Raja Karam Illahi, Yousif Roonjho, Dost Muhammad Banglani and Anees Mangrio. Thousands of children are deprive of getting Primary Education due to closure of Schools. The Rich families sent their children to Private Schools, whereas the poor are pushed to work in the fields. If the schools will not be paid any attention then their condition would be worst.

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International Telecommunication Day celebrated at Mehran University Jamshoro

Jamshoro: 150th International Telecommunication Day was celebrated at Mehran University Jamshoro. On the occasion Vice Chancellor Qaid E Awam Engineering University Nawabshah Mr. Abdual Karim Baloch said due to Telecommunication technology the world has become global village. He said young generation should use social media positively.

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Daily Awami Awaz, Karachi, Page No.8


School wall collapsed and left a student dead

District Tando Muhammad Khan: An 8 Year child died due to collapsing of School compound wall at Bulri Shah Karim School Tando Muhammad Khan, whereas another child got injured. The villagers demanded for action against Education Department on their carelessness on the matter of poor condition of School building.

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Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.12


Teachers protested for their regularization

District Thurparker: Sindh University Test Pass Teachers from Mithi protested for their regularization in the department. They declared that Sindh High Court has released the decision of their regularization, but that is not followed.

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Minority Students protested for the right of Scholarship

District Thurparker: The Students of Hindu Community protested for their scholarship stipend from Minority Walfare Department. They declared that Hindu Students are always kept deprived of Scholarship. They demanded to release their due scholarship on immediate basis that they may continue their Education.

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NTS Pass candidates protested for offer orders

District Ghotki: The NTS pass candidates protested against Education Department and higher authorities to issue offer orders of Teaching posts. They have warned that if offer orders to the successful candidates would not be issued they would protest before the office of Director Region Sukkur.

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Boys Primary School closed since 7 years

District Thatta: Government Boys Primary School village Jalal Shah near Choohar Jamali is closed since 7 months due to noncompliance of Education department. The villagers cried that Teachers are on Visa and they do not want to attend School; hundreds of students are deprived of Primary Education. They demanded from Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho to take notice of the School to restore.

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School buildings turned to sitting places; Education ruined

Hyderabad: Awami Jamhuri Party had taken step for restoration of Schools of Sindh and they had visited the Schools of Seri and its adjacent areas. The school buildings were turned to cattle farms and sitting places of local people. They have opined that Sindh Education is being ruined due to carelessness of Education officers and Education Department.

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We are equally responsible for Education ruin: Parwano Bhatti

Hyderabad: 15th meeting was held by Bazam e Dolh Darya khan with the title of Condition of Education in Sindh where a well-known poet Mr. Parwano Bhatti declared that we all are equally responsible for the destruction of Education in Sindh; copy culture has destroyed the future of Students.

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Students protested against transfer of center

District Naushehro Feroz: Hundreds of Students of Government High School Kandiaro protested against injustice of transferring center to another district. They declared that first and second year examination is conducted in this center, whereas practices are being taken in Sanghar.

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High School construction work left incomplete

District Ghotki: The construction work of Government High School village Wadhan Mahar is left incomplete by the contractor. The Head Master of the school told media that since two years construction work is not completed.

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Students protested against crumbling condition of School

District Thurparker: The Students of Government Primary and Middle School village Garohar Sharif protested against crumbling condition of their village Schools. They declared that School buildings are in poor condition and many times their parts have tumbled down on students. They demanded for construction of building on immediate basis, otherwise they would knock the doors of Court.

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Sindh Government released funds for Government Schools

Karachi: Sindh Government has released the funds of 67 Coror and 87 lacs for Government Schools. The funds would be utilized for physical condition of Schools and their infrastructure and to improve education standard. Even biometric system is also introduced for better attendance results.

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Corruption in Mehran University College Khairpur Mirs

District Khairpur Mirs: The Team of Pakistan Engineering Council visited the Mehran University Shaheed Zulifqar Ali Bhutto Engineering Collage Khairpur Mirs. The Pro Vice Chancellor briefed the team about current Educational activities and construction. The Engineering Council Team declared after visit that no standard construction work is done the College. They were not satisfied from the work.

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Local influential occupied School building; Protest

District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of village Ghulam Rasool Kaladi stood against injustice of village landlord on his capturing of School building. They declared that landlord threatens them to be silent and do not raise voice against him.

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Education Department banned on the expenses of Reform Support Unit

Hyderabad: Education Department has banned on the expenses utilized for the infrastructure of High, Middle and Primary Schools. The money was issued by the Asian Bank for School furniture, Coloring, construction and repairing. It is directed to the schools that those schools which are issue the grant of 50000 they can use it, whereas they should not exceed the limit.

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SMC Committee being stopped: District Officer Benazirabad

District Nawabshah: District Officer Shaheed Benazirabad called the joint meeting of Head Masters and informed them in the meeting that SMC committee is being stopped. He told them that expenses up to one lac would be done through Tender, whereas expenses of up to 20000 would be done through Citation. He informed them that Education Department has decided it and we are informing you.

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Villagers protested against incomplete construction work of Middle School

District Tando Muhammad Khan: The residents of village Qadir Bux Rind protested against incomplete construction work of their village Middle School.

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Primary School construction work did not complete

District Dadu: The construction work of Government Primary School Muhalla Wazirabad is still under process. The Teachers and students protested against contractor and alleged that he has taken away the material of the school and does not pay proper attention on its construction.

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Chief Minister Sindh Directed to issue salaries of NTS pass Teachers

Karachi: Chief Minister Sindh Mr. Qaim Ali Shah has directed to issue salaries of NTS pass Teachers on immediate basis. The decision has been taken after meeting to inquire about the matters and progress of Education. Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho, Secretary Education, Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Sindh Education Minister were also present. Mr. Shah said that new Education Policies are formed to promote Education and he also followed the directives of Former President Mr. Asif Ali Zardari to establish Chinese language learning centers. He also announced to bring Education Works Department into Education Department. He also declared to announce that funds of 2 arab have been raised to 10 arab for the intelligent students.

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Shortage of classrooms in Middle School

District Dadu: Students of Government Middle School Johi are sitting under open sky in heat to get education due to shortage of classrooms on the school. Four classrooms are approved, but their construction work is not started. The residents told that many times thieves have stolen the school material due to absence of guard in the school and they demanded from Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro to take notice.

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Deputy Commissioner visited Schools; staff of 23 including Teachers suspended

District Sukkur: Deputy Commissioner Mr. Shahzad Fazal Abbasi visited the Schools of District Council, including, Boys High School Patni, Boys High School Ali Sher Janwari, Primary School Ali Wahan, Primary School Achyu Kubyu and others. He checked attendance registers of the staff and found and 7 teachers absent from their duty including other staff. He also found that school buildings were used for gambling and other illegal works. He said that Ghost Staff is reason for the destruction of Education and Departments.

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Education in Pakistan goes down day by day; Sindh in worst condition

Islamabad: The ration of Education of Pakistan is going downwards to 58% from 60% and Sindh Education is under critical condition; it stands on 53%. The report declares that Federal and four Provincial Governments spent 573 arab and 60 crore in last two years, but they failed to bring children to schools. The comparison shows that Punjab and KPK are in better position. But Girls Education is badly affected due to noncompliance of Education departments and other responsible officers; 4 out of 10 children are not attending schools and two out of 10 are not attending schools due to expansive education.

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Higher Education funds doubled: Dr. Mukhtiar Ahmed

Islamabad: Chairman Higher Education Commission Dr. Mukhtiar Ahmed has declared in his statement that funds of Higher Education have been doubled and that will be utilized on the Languages, Folk Stories, Religious Education and Philosophy by establishing Centers.

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Education Brings revolution: SDM Sakrand

District Nawabshah: SDM Sakrand Mr. Salamat Ali Memon during inauguration of water cooler at Old Sindhi School Sakrand has said that it is first duty of citizens and parents to send their children to schools because revolutions are possible only through education.

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School roof pieces left 3 students injured

District Khairpur Mirs: Three Girls got injured due to collapsing of School roof pieces at Government Primary School village Karim Bux Bhambhro. The injured girls were shifted to nearby hospital. While taking the notice of issue Additional Secretary directed to the District Education Officer Mr. Liaquat Ali Khaskheli to form investigation team to inquire the matter.

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26% of Total Budget is utilized for Education: Chief Minister

Karachi: A meeting was held at Chief Minister House Karachi where Mr. Qaim Ali Shah while addressing to the meeting declared that Education is given first priority by utilizing 26% of yearly budget on it and if the foreign assistance would be included in it than it would be up to 40%. He directed to the finance department to issue salaries of newly appointed NTS Pass Teachers. He also directed to complete development works of the department by June 2015. While attending the meeting Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro told that 110 Schools are being established with Sindh Basic Education Program.

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Two hundred staff applications sent to Sindh Service Tribunal

Karachi: Sindh High Court has transferred the case of Salaries of two hundred staff to Sindh Service Tribunal and has called the advocates on 28th May to Service Tribunal. The applicants were appointed through examination, but they have not been issued salaries yet.

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