19 March 2015

National Press: 

Khyber Pakhtunkhua

 

College teachers in KP demand better salaries

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa College Teachers Association Wednesday staged a protest demonstration in favour of their demands of up-gradation and equitable service structure. The protesting teachers were led by president of the association Professor Nasrullah Khan. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-307788-Briefs

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Teachers threaten to besiege KP Assembly building

TIMERGARA: The All Teachers` Coordination Council, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Wednesday threatened that thousands of teachers of state run schools would besiege the provincial assembly building in Peshawar on March 25 if the government didn`t give them promotions and allow elections of teachers unions.

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Action sought against school head for axing teachers

The leaders of Students Action Forum (SAF), Chitral, have demanded of the government to take stern action against the principal of Langland`s Public School for terminating the services of seven teachers without any solid reason. Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, they termed the termination of teachers an arbitrary and willful action of the lady principal who was a foreign national and had taken charge of the institution, last year.

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Left with no choice: APS students to sit for exams despite doctors’ warnings

Ninety-three days on, the wounds of Army Public School (APS) victims are still fresh. Flashbacks still haunt the survivors and rehabilitation is still under way. Yet in the middle of perhaps the most challenging times of their lives, the affected APS students confront another hurdle in shape of the looming board examinations. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/855376/left-with-no-choice-aps-students-to-sit-for-exams-despite-doctors-warnings/

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/03/19/national/aps-students-to-sit-for-exams-despite-doctors-warnings/

 

Objections raised over education dept`s demand for Rs7bn funds

PESHAWAR: The Planning and Development Department (P&D), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has expressed reservations about a proposal to give over Rs7 billion to the Elementary and Secondary Education (E&SE) Department for utilisation on provision of missing facilities in the government higher secondary schools, according to sources.

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Steady educational progress in presence of low resources

Parliamentarian for Health and Engineering attended an end line event of Awareness program for History and Culture by Dallas Gull Association. She said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has low resources and facing terrorism. In this scenario, the province is progressing in education sector slowly.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102744303&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150319

 

Corruption in education Board DI Khan

National Accountability Bureau started investigation against corruption in Education Board by Former Chair Main Education Board Dera Ismail Khan.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102744425&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150319

 

Delay in distribution of textbooks

Due to delay in distribution of textbooks, almost 30 thousand primary students are at risk of losing this year at Hangu. Government granted almost sixty six thousand free textbooks but until now, almost 37 thousand books are available for 2015-16 only.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-03-19/page-3

 

Seminar on role of education

Abdul Wali Khan University organized a seminar on role of Education for progress. It was argued that in the beginning, Islam educated for peace and serenity.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-03-19/page-8

 

FATA/GB/AJ&K

 

School blown up in Mohmand

Militants blew up a state-run school in Ekkaghund in Mohmand Agency, official sources said on Wednesday. The sources said that militants had planted explosives to the Government Primary SchoolShaal Kor in Ekkaghund, which went off at midnight. The two-room structure was destroyed in the blast.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-307788-Briefs

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Balochistan

 

Educational Campaign

Pushtunkhwa Student organized a rally supporting education. Unicef Representative and Education Minister also attended the rally. They said that parents should participate to admit their children to schools.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-19-2015/quetta/page2.asp

http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102743381&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150319

 

Educational activities could not started in most of schools

After long winter vacations, educational Activities could not be started in most of schools at Quetta. Parents are worried about future of their children. There is response on education emergency.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-19-2015/quetta/page3.asp

 

Teachers’ protest against income tax

College’s teachers and professors protested for relaxation in 75% income tax from their salaries. Their association said that their issues should be resolved.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-19-2015/quetta/page3.asp

 

Show-cause notice  to secretary education

Balochistan High Court released show cause notice to Secretary Education for not acting upon high court’s decision to stop un merit recruitments. In presence of court’s decision secretary promoted grade 17 officials to grade 19.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102743752&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150319

 

Islamabad

 

Teachers protest withdrawal of tax waiver

The college teachers Wednesday staged a strong but peaceful protest against the unfriendly measure taken in 2013 by the federal government regarding the withdrawal of 75 per cent tax waiver against salaries of the government teachers. The college teachers gathered at Islamabad Model Postgraduate College H-8 and participated in a peaceful demonstration, which was organized by the Federal Government College Teachers Association (FGCTA) under the umbrella of All Pakistan Professors and Lecturers Association (APPLA).

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-03-19/page-14/detail-4
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UN office to monitor implementation of safety measures at Pakistani schools

Former British prime minister and UN (United Nations) Special Envoy for Globa lEducation Gordon Brown said Wednesday that his office would closely monitor efforts, under the Safe Schools Initiative, to improve security at 1,000 schools in Pakistan.

He said that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had pledged his support to the move.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/03/19/national/un-office-to-monitor-implementation-of-safety-measures-at-pakistani-schools/

http://www.dawn.com/news/1170593/un-office-to-monitor-implementation-of-safety-measures-at-pakistani-schools

 

Free education for all? No!

“Following the School Paisa”, a research study launched by Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI), has revealed that around 97 percent students are still paying monthly fee in public schools despite the slogan of free education for all by the Punjab government.
The study has been completed by using Public Expenditure Tracking Survey (PETS) in districts of Jhang and Toba Tek Singh. It further reveals that due to the insufficient educational funds by the government, the schools generate more than 50 per cent of the resources on their own.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/03/19/national/free-education-for-all-no/

 

Education policy revamp underway, NA told

The National Assembly was informed on Wednesday that a new Education Policy is being finalised to improve the standard of education and make it compatible with modern global trends.

Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Professional Training Dr Darshan told the House during question hour that a committee comprising members from provincial education departments has been constituted to bring a consensus on the education polic

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/03/19/city/islamabad/education-policy-revamp-underway-na-told/

 

Govt to ensure better education facilities: Ahsan

The second conference of Pakistan Chapter of The Talloires Network was held at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) here on Wednesday. The theme for the conference was ‘Sustainable Development Solutions and Action Plans for Universities and their Youth.’ Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal was chief guest for the inaugural session.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-03-19/page-13/detail-0

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-03-19/page-2/detail-6

 

OUT-OF-SCHOOL CHILDREN ARE PAKISTAN’S ASSET: DR SIDDIQUI

Pakistan faces a colossal challenge to its future as millions of children are out-of-school and it is the collective responsibility of everyone, public and private sector organizations as well as individuals to shoulder this responsibility. Out of 60 million children of school going age, almost 50 percent are out of school which is an alarming number”. This was stated by Dr. Shahid Siddiqui, Vice Chancellor Allama Iqbal Open University, the chief guest, at a ceremony organized by Sultana Foundation to acknowledge achievements of out-of-school-children.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=260971

 

Request to cancel curriculum wing`s transfer lands CADD in trouble

The Capital Administration and Development Division`s (CAAD) appeal to the prime minister to cancel curriculum wing`s transfer to the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training has landed it in trouble. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered Secretary CADD to fix the responsibility for the delay in complying with his orders, Dawn has learnt.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=19_03_2015_153_006

 

PM sets up task force to resolve HEC jurisdiction issue

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday constituted a task force that would recommend a way forward in setting up provincial higher education commissions (HECs).

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Principal orders probe to ‘hush up’ issue

In a rare happening, the principal of a local college sold out old furniture, newsprints, used papers and other discarded items worth over half a million of rupees allegedly in violation of the prescribed rules and later herself ordered her subordinates to conduct an inquiry to ascertain whether or not any irregularity had been happened in the process.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-03-19/page-13/detail-8

 

Preparing to regularize daily wage teachers

Government of Pakistan, Islamabad, I preparing list of daily wages teachers. Their purpose is to regularize them. In this regard, government established a committee to review the list of daily wages teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-03-19/page-3#top_anchor

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Lack of funding

There is lack of funding for schools. Due to low funding institutions facing problems in educational activities. Head Teachers Association said that all teachers should be promoted.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-03-19&edition=ISL&id=1601817_18526188

 

AIOU to launch BS programme

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will launch four-year degree programme of bachelor sciences with physics, mathematics or statistics as a major subject from next semester. This was stated by AIOU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Shahid Siddiqui while addressing a three-day training workshop on ‘Research Methodology’ here.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-307687-AIOU-to-launch-BS-programme

 

AIOU to give prizes to researchers

The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will give cash prizes to best researchers, besides other incentives, for undertaking applied research that helps in addressing socio-economic problems of the country as well as improving quality of life.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-307690-AIOU-to-give-prizes-to-researchers

 

Prize distribution held at FG

To commend the consistent efforts of students who excelled in academics and co-curricular activities during the academic session 2014-15, the Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony of FG Postgraduate College for Women, Kashmir Road, was held here on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-307693-Prize-distribution-held-at-F-G

 

Seven seminaries in parade venue vicinity closed

As part of the security measures, the capital administration on Wednesday closed seven seminaries located in the vicinity of the Pakistan Day parade venue.
Earlier, on February 11 the Islamabad Auqaf Directorate had issued a notification for the closure of 41 religious seminaries and shrines located in the two kilometres radius of the venue from March 18 to 24.

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Punjab

 

Teachers recruitment demanded

A number of college teachers staging a demonstration on Wednesday demanded the government to immediately fulfill around 5,600 vacant teaching posts at public colleges across Punjab. The demo held outside the Lahore Press Club was organized by the Punjab Professors & Lecturers Association (PPLA) in which the participants carrying banners and placards also chanted slogans.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-307655-Teachers-recruitment-demanded

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Course material: 29,000 students deprived of books

29,000 primary school students of Hangu district are yet to receive free course books promised by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government. The government had earlier announced that the Peshawar Textbook Board will provide 66,300 textbooks for government-run primary schools in Hangu. However, only 37,300 books have so far been dispatched for 2015-16. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/855405/course-material-29000-students-deprived-of-books/

 

Teachers’ protest for salaries

Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association decided to protest for teachers’ salaries in front of press club. A number of teachers from commerce colleges not getting their salaries for a couple of months.

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Teachers Seniority Lists

Education department prepared seniority lists of male and female SST teachers of Rawalpindi Division. The promotions will be done in three stages. Those who regularized from 1994 will be promoted to grade 18.

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http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-03-19/page-4

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Parents worried for increasing educational expenses

Parents are worried about increasing fees at Missionary Schools at Rawalpindi Division. Extract charges for security by government from private schools is expensive for parents.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-03-19/page-2

 

FIR against police officer for ignorance in duty at school

Police department registered an FIR against a police officer for not to present at duty at security of Schools. The FIR is register at Thana Race Course.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102744869&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150319

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Survey finds most schools in dire need of improvement

The School Assessment for School Improvement (SASI) has conducted a six-dimensional evaluation of over 130 medium to low-cost private schools (LCPS) across the country and found that most schools are in dire need of improvement for better operational and institutional governance.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-03-19/page-13/detail-5

 

SASI–AN INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF EDUCATION IN PRIVATE SECTOR

The School Assessment for School Improvement (SASI) has conducted a six-dimensional evaluation of over 130 medium to low-cost private schools (LCPS) across the country and found that most schools are in dire need of improvement for better operational and institutional governance. The SASI has recommended improvements in terms of Governance & Strategy, Teachers Performance, Students Performance, Classroom Observation, Parents Engagement and Financial Performance.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=260968

 

New curriculum for MBBS

To provide students with a patient-centred and disease-focused medicaleducation, and as a crucial step towards the introduction of semester or modular system in medical colleges, the University of Health Sciences (UHS) is developing a new integrated curriculum for MBBS programme.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-307666-New-curriculum-for-MBBS

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‘Pak-UK cooperation to boost education’

British Council Punjab Director Kevin McLaven has said that cooperation of the UK and the Pakistani education sectors will pave the way for development. He was talking to University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan at the VC Chamber on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-307791-FAISALABAD-City-News

 

Most low-cost schools need improvement

LAHORE: Most of medium-tolow-cost private schools across the country are in dire need of improvement for better operational and institutional governance, according to a report released by the School Assessment for SchooIImprovement (SASI) on Wednesday.

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Three IUB staffers injured in clash with `expelled` students

BAHAWALPUR: Three employees of Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) were injured on Wednesday in a clash with `expelled` students who allegedly blocked the main gate and attempted to prevent the exit of the vice chancellor from the Baghdadul Jadid campus here.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=19_03_2015_178_003

 

Multiple education system divides students: PU VC

PUNJAB University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has said the nations which do not contribute to creation of new knowledge are ruined by the knowledgeable nations terming this “the law of nature.”

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-307670-Multiple-education-system-divides-students-PU-VC

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PU moot on psychology

Punjab University Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP), Centre forClinical Psychology (CCP), Pakistan Psychological Association (PPA) in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) will organise three-day International Conference of Psychology on “The Current Challenges for Psychology: From Crisis to Sustainable Solutions”. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-03-19/page-14/detail-12

 

Speakers for introducing criminology in curriculum

Speakers at a seminar stressed to introduce criminology as a subject in all educational institutes to train a force of young generation to root out the causes of crime and terrorism. 
They called upon the concerned government authorities to establish researchcentres in law enforcement agencies to conduct empirical research and formulate cost-effective crime prevention policies to eradicate crime and criminality.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-03-19/page-14/detail-6

http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102743973&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150319

 

Workshop on quality assurance starts at PMAS-AAUR

A five-day training workshop on ‘Quality Assurance’ for administrative-non-teaching staff commenced at Pir Mehr Ali Shah-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, (PMAS-AAUR) here with an aim to create awareness about the quality assurance and promote quality culture in educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-307701-Workshop-on-quality-assurance-starts-at-PMAS-AAUR

 

PEF BoD challenged in LHC

A writ petition Wednesday was moved to the Lahore High Court challenging constitution of new Board of Directors of Punjab Education Foundation made in violation of Punjab Education Foundation Act, 2004. 
A lawyer petitioner Advocate Ch Shoaib Saleem had filed the petition submitting that the Board of Directors of the Foundation completed its term on March 18, 2014.  

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-03-19/page-14/detail-2

 

Finalize lists of grade nine teachers

The finalized list of grade nine teachers will be displayed in Rawalpindi Division on 22 March 2015. Although lists of grade 16 teachers displayed.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102744495&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150319

 

Seminar on SWM at UET

A one day seminar on ‘Solid Waste Management & Role of Citizens’ was organised by Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) in collaboration with Institute of Business Management (IBM), University of Engineering & Technology Lahore. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-03-19/page-14/detail-11

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Students paint murals

A group of children from a school Wednesday visited the Children Hospital, Lahore and painted colourful fun murals on the walls of the hospital.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-307668-Students-paint-murals

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A joint meeting by teachers unions

A meeting held by ten main teachers association and unions at huner kada Lahore. They decided to revive the Punjab teachers Alliance.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-03-19&edition=LHR&id=1602948_43236377

 

Court decision on ban on ACCA article ship

LHC preserved their decision on ban on article ship by ACCA from ICAP. High court declared it inappropriate to ban article ships by students of ACCA.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2015-03-19/page-8

 

BPG of PEF challenged

MNA Saira Afzal challenged the Board of Governors of Punjab Education Foundation at high Court. She said that seven member belong to Public Office Holder. The BOG should be declared incapable.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-03-19/page-8/detail-7

 

Sindh

 

Attack at school spreads panic

A grenade was hurdled on a school in North Nazimabad while a message note was also found which warned the security agencies to stop operation against militant outfits.
According to details, militants on a motorbike hurled a hand grenade on a school and managed to flee.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-03-19/page-3/detail-2

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http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=260976

 

Terrorist Threat to schools

Terrorists thrown hand bomb to a private school “Beacon House School.” Through bomb, they delivered message to release their members from jail.

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KU may lose Rs40m yearly after medical colleges disaffiliation

Karachi University (KU) is likely to suffer a loss of over Rs40 million following the Sindh Higher Education Commission`s recent decision to disaffiliate all its medical and dental colleges, it emerged on Wednesday.

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‘Investment in education is the only way to progress’: Moinuddin Haider

Former Sindh governor Lt-Gen (retd) Moinuddin Haider has said that Mohammad Ali Jinnah University (MAJU), Karachi, one of the country’s private universities, has shown that investment in education is the only way to progress.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-307642-Investment-in-education-is-the-only-way-to-progress

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-03-19/page-2/detail-0

 

Civil defence training underway at schools

The Commissioner Karachi Youth Team is actively taking part in cleanliness, civil defence training and such other activities at educational institutions. This was briefed at a meeting presided over by Commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui to review the activities of his youth team for the social development and for promoting peace in the city. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/19-Mar-2015/civil-defence-training-underway-at-schools

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Convocation of Quaid-e-Awam University held

The seventh convocation of the Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology was held here on Wednesday. Former Vice Chancellor of Mehran University, S. M. Qureshi, was the chief guest on the occasion. Over 200 students were awarded degrees, cashprizes and GOLD medals in various trades by the chief guest.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-307787-Convocation-of-Quaid-e-Awam-University-held

 

KU announces new dates for MBBS, MBA exams

Karachi University (KU) has announced the examination date of the MBBS final professional special examination 2014. The surgery-one examination will commence on March 24 and the surgery-two exam on March 25, KU official said on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-307636-KU-announces-new-dates-for-MBBS-MBA

 

Terrorist attacked altering examination process of matric

During last 45 days, two schools got terrorist threats. It is altering the examination process of matric. Schools feeling insecure. Almost three hundred thousand candidates participating in matric exams.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102743455&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150319

 

Teachers’ protest for income tax

Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association protested for their rights. They said that they would protest throughout the region for security of their rights. They said to revive the orders of relaxation of 75% income tax from teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102743695&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150319

 

HEC stopped the transfer of authorities to Sindh HEC

Chairman HEC, Dr Mukhar stopped Sindh HEC to transfer the rights of authorities to them. Mushtarka Mufadat council decided to establish a special committee in chair of Mr. Ehsan Iqbal.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102743685&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150319

 

Dadabhoy Institute’s 7th convocation held

A total of 1,608 students of graduate and undergraduate programme were awarded degrees at the 7th convocation of Dadabhoy Institute of HigherEducation (DIHE) held on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-307640-Dadabhoy-Institutes-7th-convocation-held

  

Editorials/Opinions

 

Reforms for schools by Asghar Soomro

 

The discussion on education has become something of a bandwagon nowadays. Yet, no one seems to be raising the fundamental and basic questions as to why all education policies, constitutional commitments and political pledges have fallen by the wayside. Where does the fault lie? Who is primarily responsible for the sorry state of education? On top of it all, why do we continue to honour the ‘leaders’ who have failed us in the education sector and those who have either been unsuccessful in addressing the problem, or are generally considered part and parcel of it?

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/855342/reforms-for-schools/

 

The crisis of primary education by Dr. Hafiz Pasha

Pakistan’s literacy rate is currently 57 per cent. This is lower than the literacy rates of Bangladesh and India. The rate is currently rising by less than one percentage point per annum. At this rate, it will take more than four decades for Pakistan to achieve near full literacy for its population aged 10 years and above. Behind the low literacy rate is the crisis in primary education.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/855302/the-crisis-of-primary-education/

Regional Press: 

Khyber Pakhtunkhua

 

Up gradation service structure provision, College teachers “Protest Day”

Peshawar: Activists of All Pakistan Professors and Lecturers hold a protest of their demands up gradation and service provision outside Peshawar Press Club.  The Activists taken banners and play card in their hands, slogans are written in favor of their demands.

Complete Story: http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTA0MTM3

 

Students Organization protest against the increase in University fees

Peshawar: Against the Increase in University fees & irregularities in Peshawar University the Insaf Students Federation and Islami Jamiat Tulba hold different protest rallies. The rally of the IJT  headed by the Toheed Khan and Insaf Student Federation rally headed by the President Tahir & Qayum Shinwari.

Complete Story: http://www.dailymashriq.com.pk/index.php?edition=&date=&page=2&type=

 

Dera Educational Board assigned matriculation examination duties to favorites

D.I.Khan: Dera Ismail Khan Board of Intermediate & Secondary Board assigned matriculation examination duties to their beloved one person.  To favor & well of the political persons their area personnel’s are deputed for the matriculations duties.  The mostly duties are assigned to those teacher who have political affiliation & back.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102744101&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150319

 

30 thousand students’ education years may be lost

Hangu: In Hangu thirty thousand students educational years may be lost due to this the government of KP announced that 66 thousands 300 books were distribution among the area students. But unfortunately until now only 37 thousand & 300 books were distributed in the fiscal year 2015-2016. Without books the education of the students badly affected.

Complete Story: Daily Akhbare Khyber, Peshawar, page #3

http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=4&date=2015-03-19

 

Matriculation Examinations, Kohat Board the duties in bids

Peshawar: The Matriculation examination nearly to hold and political leadership of the area interfere in the system and through their influence their recommended person can get the examination duties.     

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

 

Girls High School Takkar rooms in worst condition with great dangerous

Takht Bhai: Government Girls High School Takkar building reached to very worst condition and having great dangerous. The staff room roof fall down the teachers saved their lives through run away from the near classes. The officials of the education department no have taken serious notice of this worst school building which is threads the lives of teachers and students.

Complete story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar Page no. 5

 

Mohmand Agency, Primary school destroyed through explosive material

Mohmand Agency: Mohmand Agency Lower Mohmand Yakka Ghund Shal Kor Primary School destroyed through explosive material. According to the details during the midnight of the Tuesday & Wednesday government primary school for boys Shal Kor, Mohmand Agency destroyed through explosive material by the some unidentified persons. The Political Administration & Security Forces reached on the spot & started the investigation.

Complete story: Daily Subh, Peshawar Page no. 1

 

All Pakistan Professors and Lecturers Association protest rally

Mardan: Activists of All Pakistan Professors and Lecturers Mardan Disivision hold a protest rally of their demands of up gradation and service provision outside Mardan Press Club. The precession headed by Division President Professor Sar Taj Safi & others.  The Activists taken banners and play card in their hands, slogans are written in favor of their demands. On this occasion the Leaders of the Association addressed to the gathering and said present government desire to enhance the education & for this he given the up gradation to all cadres’ teachers except college teachers who deprived their due rights.

Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page no. 8

 

Balochistan

 

Education is important for the elimination of all the demerits, Sardar Gulab Dotani

QUETTA: President of Dotani Qaumi Ettehad Sardar Gulab Khan Dotani has given a statement during conversation with delegation team of students. He said that development and prosperity comes through the promotion of Education, and all the evils will directly eliminate through Education, if we want to rid from all the depression then we must need to promote the Education and for this everyone is responsible to play a vital role in the society.

Complete Story: Mashriq News, Page no. 2

 

Education is the only source for the bright future in the world, Mula Bakhsh Baloch

QUETTA: School admission adventure is held in Naal and on the occasion the Health and Rural Development team has walked out a rally for the promotion of Education. Multiple no. of people is participated in the walk rally under the leadership of Mula Bakhsh Baloch. Those nation who deny the Education from society then the result will must be destruction, and those nation always remains last in the ranking of development and prosperity.

Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/balochistan

 

Education department’s interview has postponed

PISHIN: According to the released advertisement about interview date is March 19, 2015 for the respected post of sweeper, lab Attendant and driver. While the interview for junior clerk was being tomorrow on 20th march, but unfortunately all the interviews have been postponed and the next forthcoming date is not mentioned in the released notification yet.

Complete Story: Jang News, Quetta, Page no. 2

 

Security could not provide to the Educational institutes

QUETTA: Educational Institutes having threats for their students, along Quetta the entire Baluchistan’s institutes are depriving the services of security. A private school is located on Airport road and few days ago some anti-educational elements have threaten to the same school in the result the school has been closed due to security reasons.

Complete Story: Azadi News, Page no. 8

 

Strict action will do be taken against absent teachers: Ehkam Uddin Satakzai

MASTUNG: Education is important for any nation for their enlightenment, for their bright future and for their development and prosperity. In Education teachers plays a vital role to maintain the growth of youth Education and students can travel towards their destiny through the shoulder of teachers, so we requested to the respected teachers that they have to pay their duties be honestly.   

Complete Story: Awam News, Page no. 3

 

Punjab

 

Private teachers getting RS.2000 for performing better

Mithan Kot: The teachers of private schools who are getting just RS.2000/- per month are performing better and giving much better results as compared to the government teachers who are getting RS.60,000/- to RS.70,000/- per month.  These views were expressed in a n event titled “Our Role in Promotion of Education”, organized by Alif Ailaan.    

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.13

 

School turned into dairy farm and material stolen away

Khatrri Bangla: The Govt. Primary School Chak No.112/DNB has been turned into a dairy farm by the land mafia and doors, windows, and bricks have been stolen.  

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.9

 

Girls High School with low boundary wall

Khairpur Sadaat: Govt. Girls High School Khairpur Sadaat has a very low boundary wall, which caused security concerns among female students.  The school also does not have teachers for Mathematics and Computer Teachers.  Parents demand teachers and bus for school.

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.13

Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No.8

Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.3

 

Substandard material being used in boundary wall of School 

Jamaluddin Walli:  The contractor is using substandard material for the construction of boundary wall of Govt. Higher Secondary School Jamaluddin Walli and the officials of the Buildings Department are keeping quiet in this regard.  

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-03-19/page-9

Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.14

Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.9

 

Girls High School with Insufficient classrooms

Liaquatpur: Govt. Girls High School Allahabad does not have sufficient classrooms for girls.  The students are compelled to sit under artificial roofs.  Parents demand that school be shifted to land of Evacuee Properties Department.  

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.7

Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.14

 

Railway crossing without gate; threat to Special Children

Rajanpur: A railway crossing near Vegetable Market without a gate is a threat to the lives of 700 children of Govt. Commerce College and 200 children of Govt. Middle School for Special Children.  The normal and special children find it hard to cross the railway line.  

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

 

Absence of speed breaker in front of School causes accidents

Shahjamal: Govt. Primary School Chandreen Morr has no speed breaker in front of it and it has caused many accidents for school children.  

Complete Story:  Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.8

 

Threat to blowup school with bomb causes fear among parents and students

Rahim Yar Khan:  A threat message was written on the main gate of the Govt. Primary School Qaboolwala, Chak No.86/NP to blow up the said school with a bomb caused fear among parents and students.  The police have launched a search operation.

Complete Story:  http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-03-19/page-8

 

Teachers and students protested against absence of school boundary wall

Multan:  The students and teachers protested against lack of boundary wall of Govt. Primary School Jamia Darul Aloom, Usmanpura, Multan.  They said it was a great security risk to the lives of 500 students.   

Complete Story:  http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-03-19/page-9

 

Grant released for construction of Girls College Chanigoth

Chanigoth: Ali Hassan Gallani, MNA has said that grant for the Govt. Girls College Channigoth had been released and the construction of said college will soon begin. 

Complete Story:  http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-03-19/page-8 

 

Commerce Teachers protested for salaries

Rahim Yar Khan: The 895 contract teachers of Govt. Commerce Colleges, on call from the Commerce Professors & Lecturers Association, protested in front of the District Press Club Rahim Yar Khan for nonpayment of salaries.  The teachers said that the government had not devised any procedure for the payment of their salaries within the past 32 months. The salaries of the teachers are halted after every 3 months.  The employees of Grade 4 have been getting less than RS.10,000/- for the past 10 years.    

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.7

 

Sindh

 

Students protest against School closure

District Naushehro Feroz: The Students of Government Primary School village Sanhiri near Shahpur Jahania protested against closure of their School. The villagers and Students told media that Teachers of the School are free of their duty and draw their salary without seeing gate of the school. They demanded from Sindh Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro to take notice and save future of the students.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130250129&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150319

http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-03-19/news/page3/1%20(8).htm

 

Villagers protest against shortage of basic facilities

District Naushehro Feroz: The residents of village New Samtia near Kandiaro protested for repairing of their village School and basic facilities. On the occasion they told that School building was built in 1998, but since then it is not repaired and its pieces are falling. They added that more than 70 children sit on the ground due to non-availability of furniture. They demanded from Secretary Education and Sindh Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro to take notice and resolve the issue.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130250320&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150319

 

Students protest against insufficient answer copies

District Khairpur Mirs: Girl Students from different examination centgers of Kot Dinji and others protested against shortage of examination copies in the centers. They raised slogans against Taluka Education Officer Kot Diji and others. They told that they are paying from their pocket for the answer copies due to non-compliance of examination centers.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_19032015011256.jpg

 

fake Universities and Colleges brought Students’ future to be devastated

Karachi: The issues of fake Universities campus and Colleges have been alarming in Sindh Province which has ruined the future of thousands of Students. Higher Education Commission objected to verify 48 illegally running Colleges and University Campuses in Sindh. The fake campuses include 39 in Karachi, 6 Hyderabad, 1 Nawabshah and 2 in Sukkur. Sindh Education Department did not take any notice of the issue despite the objection of Higher Education Commission.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130250250&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150319

 

Committee formed for New Education Policy for the next year; federal Government

Islamabad: Federal Government has issued formation of committee for new Education policy for the New Year. The committee would look for 2009 policy and will form new schedule for the year and all other provinces would follow that new plan of 5% cota for minorities in PhD and Post Doctorate.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_19032015011041.jpg

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Teachers protest for salaries

District Dadu: NTS pass teachers from the district protested for their salaries. They told that their salary is not issue since 10 months and demanded from Government to take notice and issue their salary.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_19032015011203.jpg

 

Professors protested for income tax and up gradation

Hyderabad: Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association protested along with All Pakistan Professors and Lecturers Association for their 75% income tax relaxation and up gradation like University Professors.  They said former government had given them 15% increased salary; whereas the relief of income tax was disconnected which is injustice with Professors and Lecturers.

Complete Story: http://ummat.net/2015/03/19/news.php?p=d-39.gif

http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102743695&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150319