19 October 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

 

Dir teachers end class boycott

Local teachers’ community on Friday postponed its agitation for a week after the district police officer assured to take to task the police officials allegedly involved in abusing a senior teacher. During the day, the teachers of all government schools in the district observed class boycott on the call of the All Teachers Coordination Council (ATCC) against the alleged police violence on a teacher of government higher secondary school, Mayar.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1213702/dir-teachers-end-class-boycott

 

School bombings fail to scare away girl students

Though militants bombed their school many times, the resolve of the students of the Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Samand Khan village, to get education is not shaken. The schoolgirls totaling over 500 have long been attending classes under the shade of trees and huts as the bombings destroyed the building of the school located in the Frontier Region Peshawar.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1213875/school-bombings-fail-to-scare-away-girl-students

 

Govt. asked to establish college in Lakki city

Office-bearers of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) asked the government to set up a degree college for boys in Lakki city to enable local students to get higher education. Talking to this correspondent, PPP former tehsil president Din Muhammad and another leader Ihsanullah Khan said that the only postgraduate college in Lakki city could not cope with the educational needs of area youths. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-346531-Govt-asked-to-establish-college-in-Lakki-city

 

Amended wage law heightens teachers’ financial struggle

With the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minimum Wages Act 2013 no longer applicable to private educational institutes, teachers are left at the mercy of school administrations. To add to their miseries, there is no specific body to determine their salaries. According to the act, minimum wage is set at Rs12,000 a month and applies to all workers. However, on May 5, 2015, private educational institutions were exempt from this law.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/975229/empty-pockets-amended-wage-law-heightens-teachers-financial-struggle/

 

Training workshop on Bio-Briquetting Tech for GB students

Four-day training workshop for 15 students of Gilgit Baltistan started at Creative Approach for Development office, Chitral, on Bio-Briquetting substitute of fuel. As people of Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral depend upon fire wood for cooking and heating purposes due to non-availability of natural gas, cutting of wood is causing deforestation and inhabitants of this region face tremendous flood and natural calamities.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=276200

 

Teachers, students hold walk for cleanliness

The teachers and students of government postgraduate college, Lakki Marwat, on Saturday organised a walk to raise awareness about cleanliness. Led by principal Sharifullah Khan, the walk started from the college building on Lakki-Tajazai road and ended at the Qazi Ishfaq square on the main bus stand. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1213866/teachers-students-hold-walk-for-cleanliness

 

Funds for Working Folks Grammar Schools sought

The Working Folks Grammar Schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would be closed down if the federal government didn’t immediately release funds for payment of salaries to the staff and meeting other expenses. The concern was expressed by Mohammad Iqbal, the provincial president of Muttahida Labour Federation, while addressing a meeting of workers here on Friday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1213703/funds-for-working-folks-grammar-schools-sought

 

Five children hurt as school veranda collapses

Five children got injuries when veranda of a private school collapsed at Pishtakhera here on Friday.

An official of Rescue 1122 said that veranda of Iqra Rozat ul Atfal collapsed early in the morning, trapping five children in the debris.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1213714/five-children-hurt-as-school-veranda-collapses

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-10-17/page-12

 

Govt asked to set up educational institutions in Swat Kohistan

MINGORA: The participants of a jirga of Swat Kohistan have demanded of the authorities to establish schools and colleges in the neglected areas of the district. MNA Saleemur Rehman, MPA Syed Jaffar Shah, District Nazim Mohammad Ali Shah, tehsil nazim, political workers, social activists, civil society members, elders and youth participated in the jjrga organised by Idara Baraye Taleem-o-Taraqi (IBT) and Alif Ailan in Bahrain on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1214090/govt-asked-to-set-up-educational-institutions-in-swat-kohistan

 

Balochistan

 

In-service training for college teachers

MPA Tahir Mahmood and Education Secretary attended the inauguration ceremony of Balochistan Academy for College teachers. On the occasion, they said that without improvement in education sector, we cannot meet our development goals.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-19-2015/quetta/page3.asp s

 

Education foundational for development

Provincial Education Advisor Sardar Raza Muhammad attended a seminar on Education Policy 2009. He said that education is pivotal for development of any nation. In the policy dialogue, it was argued that the government machinery is striving day in and day out for the development of education sector.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-19-2015/quetta/page7.asp

 

Ghost students and schools

There are nearly 3,00,000 ghost students and 900 ghost schools in Balochistan region.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-10-19/page-8

 

NOC to Loralai University

A delegate from Higher Education Commission visited the University of Loralai. An NOC was issued to the university after detailed briefing and submission of report by the Vice Chancellor and Registrar of Loralai University.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-19-2015/quetta/page10.asp

 

Mismanagement in Balochistan University

The Provincial President of Pashtoon Students’ Federation, Malik Inam Kakar, condemned the corruption and exploitation of students in Balochistan University.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103123975&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151018

 

Teachers’ issues

The President Government Teachers’ Association Quetta, Muhammad Younas Kakar, said that governments’ attitude towards teachers problems is non-serious. He said this during a protest in front of Quetta Press Club.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103121919&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151017

 

Female teachers’ posts vacant

Pashtun SP said that several posts of female school teachers are vacant in various districts of Balochistan. However, despite the said vacancies, merit lists have not been announced so far.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-17-2015/quetta/page2.asp

 

Low salaries of college teachers

The teaching staff of Government Degree College Harnai said that the teachers of female colleges had very low salary. They added that the college had not received any grant for the last 2 years.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-17-2015/quetta/page8.asp

 

GB/FATA/AJK

 

Schools at inappropriate places

Former Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir said that previously, the schools were constructed in inadequate places where the student population was marginal.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-10-18/page-5

 

Islamabad

 

Only education can give rise to developed nation: PM

Expressing his displeasure over the non-implementation of Free and Compulsory Education Act 2012, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that education is a basic right of every child and only an educated generation can give rise to a developed nation.  Launching the Prime Minister’s Education Initiative here yesterday, Premier Sharif assigned the task to his daughter Maryam Nawaz to ensure that the programme would be implemented in true letter and spirit. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-19/page-5/detail-0

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/10/19/national/education-basic-right-of-every-child-pm-launches-education-initiative-3/

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-346515-Nawaz-launches-PMs-Education-Initiative

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-19/page-12/detail-19

 

Govt. focusing on educating youth specially girls: Abbas

Pakistan’s High Commissioner to UK, Syed Ibne Abbas said on Sunday that the PML-N government was focusing on educating the youth with particular focus on girls' education. He made these remarks while delivering a talk titled "Pakistan's Demographic Challenge-What is the role for the UK," at a dinner jointly hosted by Chief Executive of the British Council, Sir Ciaran Devane and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Pakistan Rehman Chishti MP, at the British Parliament. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-19/page-3/detail-2

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All government schools to get model school status

The government has decided to turn all government schools in the federal area (rural area) into model educational institutions. In the first phase, as many as 20 government schools will be turned into model schools. As part of the makeover, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will inaugurate a model school in the constituency of MNA Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry on his return from the US.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/10/16/national/all-government-schools-to-get-model-school-status/

http://nation.com.pk/national/16-Oct-2015/all-government-schools-to-get-model-school-status

http://www.dawn.com/news/1214008/pm-wants-public-schools-upgraded

 

How Islamabad's private schools acquired land at 'throwaway prices'

As people are protesting inordinate increments in the fees of private educational institutions, startling revelations have come to light about how the government allotted these institutions precious land at throwaway prices. A document presented to the Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat exposed how private institutions' management was able to acquire valuable land in the federal capital and its suburbs.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1213241

  

CADD to consult stakeholders on fee issue of capital’s private schools

The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has planned to consult stakeholders before finalising a formula to determine private school fee and parameters for quality of education in Islamabad. “The CADD is holding a day-long consultative workshop on ‘Fee determination and Quality of Education Parameters’ on October 20.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-40272-CADD-to-consult-stakeholders-on-fee--issue-of-capitals-private-schools

http://tribune.com.pk/story/974143/private-school-fees-consultative-session-to-be-held/

http://e.jang.com.pk/10-17-2015/pindi/page3.asp

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-10-17/page-3

 

Ministry sets up cell on SDGs

Minister for Education and Professional Training Balighur Rehman has made a cell on sustainable development goals (SDGs) at his ministry. While announcing the initiative, the minister said SDGs would be achieved within the stipulated time. He said joint educational adviser of the ministry would serve as the head of the cell and deputy secretary education as his deputy.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-346337-Ministry-sets-up-cell-on-SDGs

 

Student duo shines at CERN

With Pakistan becoming the first associate member of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research among Asian countries this year, young scientists from the country have already started to make their mark. A graduate of the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) stood first at the summer internship programme at the research facility popularly known as Cern, among 45 young graduates from across the globe.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/975124/making-pakistan-proud-student-duo-shines-at-cern/

 

Parents of private school students hold walk

Scores of parents of children, who study in private schools, on Saturday held a walk in Blue Area to create awareness against the sudden increase in the fees. Last month, some of the private schools suddenly increased their fees. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1213902/parents-of-private-school-students-hold-walk

 

Urdu journal by AIOU

Allama Iqbal Open University has released the first edition of its 202 pages long Urdu Journal titled “Tabir”. Vice Chancellor AIOU is the Chief Editor of this Journal.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/18-10-2015/p8/story.aspx?param=aio.jpg

 

Tenure track system

The Higher Education Commission has increased the salaries of the professors of government universities by 25%. The initiative has been taken under Tenure Track System.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-18-2015/pindi/page3.asp

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Representatives of 19 US universities visit Pakistan to promote study options

The representatives of 19 US universities visited Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad to participate in college fairs and school visits to promote US study options for Pakistani students. The tour was designed as a cultural experience and recruitment opportunity for accredited US colleges and universities. This was the seventh Education USA-led South Asia Tour visit to Pakistan in five years, and was organised by the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-346204-Representatives-of-19-US-universities-visit-Pakistan-to-promote-study-options

 

HEC working on several projects in G-B

HEC Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed briefed the chief minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafeezur Rehman about various initiatives for the development of higher education in the region, including offering a number of different scholarship and research and development opportunities for faculty members, researchers and students, particularly those who cannot afford higher education on their own expense.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/974139/educational-development-hec-working-on-several-projects-in-g-b/

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-17/page-13/detail-4

 

SECP holds investor education seminar at QAU

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), taking forward its campaign on investor education, organised a seminar for the students of Quaid-e-Azam School of Management Sciences QASMS) at its campus in Quaid-e-Azam University.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-17/page-13/detail-3

http://nation.com.pk/business/18-Oct-2015/secp-university-sign-mou-for-investor-education

 

100 public universities to be equipped with WiFi

At least 100 public sector universities will soon be equipped with the most advanced WiFi technology providing wireless blanket coverage across campuses, enabling users to freely access Internet in all open and indoor areas with minimum of 60 percent of signal strength, power backup units (UPSs) for 24x7 services and achievable data rate of 10Mbps to each user.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-19/page-3/detail-4

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/10/19/national/hec-to-transform-100-institutes-into-smart-universities/

 

Pakistan to offer 100 scholarships to Cuba 

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved 100 fully-funded engineering scholarships for Cuban students. Separately, the scholarship programme, the Cuban government has also expressed interest in establishing a sports education university in Pakistan. They also hoped to work together in biotechnology, agriculture, and medical education.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/974154/exchange-programmes-pakistan-to-offer-100-scholarships-to-cuba/

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-346203-Cuba-fully-supports-peaceful-and-prosperous-Pakistan:-envoy

 

HEC holds workshop for IT professionals, researchers of universities

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has organized a three-day workshop on Network Monitoring Applications. The workshop was organized under its project, Pakistan Education and Research (PERN) and the European funded project of TransEurasia Information Network (TEIN).

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=276242

http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-10-19/page-14/detail-3

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-40264-HEC-holds-workshop-for-IT-professionals-researchers-of-universities

 

AIOU decides to introduce LLB programme from next semester

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has decided to introduce some new academic programmes for professional up gradation including LLB, MPhil Library Science and bachelor degree in fine arts. This was announced by AIOU Vice Chancellor Dr Shahid Sididqui while addressing 2nd phase of indigenous training workshop that was arranged in collaboration with Higher Education Commission. Spadework for launching these programmes has already been started.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-19/page-13/detail-6

http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=276246

 

Key HEC office still vacant

The federal government has yet to fill the post of the executive director, Higher Education Commission (HEC), on a permanent basis. The executive director is the custodian of the HEC’s financial matters, and is meant to take important decisions regarding the uplift of the country’s higher education sector. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1213998/key-hec-office-still-vacant

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-10-17/page-3

 

Punjab

 

Private schools: LHC urged to withdraw order

The Lahore High Court has been requested to withdraw its restraining order issued in favour of private schools against the government’s action with regard to their inflated fee structure. Judicial Activism Panel chairman Advocate Azhar Siddique filed an application in pending petitions of the All-Pakistan Private Schools Management Association and others. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1213643/private-schools-lhc-urged-to-withdraw-order

 

Students urged to strive for excellence

Bahria Foundation College, Ghauri Town Campus, organised the oath taking ceremony of student council, informed college spokesperson yesterday. Deputy Managing Director of Bahria Foundation, Commodore (Retd) Javed Ghani, SI(M), was the chief guest on the occasion. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/18-Oct-2015/students-urged-to-strive-for-excellence

 

PEF schoolteachers meeting held

An educational workshop of different private schools attached with Jolly Phonics Pilot Project of Punjab Education Foundation held at a partner school at Baghbanpura, here Sunday. Principals and teachers of the schools affiliated with Jolly Phonics Pilot Project, besides representative of Jolly Learning Ms. Fatima-tuz-Zahra attended the function. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=276250

 

Notice to govt. in plea seeking education for all

The Lahore High Court yesterday issued notices to the Punjab and federal governments in a petition seeking directions for the enforcement of Article 25 of the Constitution and provision of free education to the children up to the age of 16. A lawyer petition had filed the petition and pointed out that the free and equal education for all children is the responsibility of the state under Article 25 of the Constitution.
The petitioner’s counsel said but the government was spending public money on other projects like metro bus and Orange Train.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/17-Oct-2015/notice-to-govt-in-plea-seeking-education-for-all

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-17/page-4/detail-6

 

Quality education need of the day

Plan International stressed that the provision of early childhood education is need of the day. Provincial Education Minister retorted that 1500 early childhood education centers are currently present in Punjab and that Punjab is spending a huge chunk of its resources on education.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/18-10-2015/p5/story.aspx?param=10.jpg

 

16 teams qualify in second round of debating contest

After the second round of the four-day All Pakistan Under-19 Debating Championship, 16 teams from various schools were shortlisted on Friday. The tournament has been hosted by Salamat Girls -- a subsidiary of Salamat School System under the aegis of Debating Society of Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1213832/16-teams-qualify-in-second-round-of-debating-contest

 

Funds for up-gradation of Kahuta schools

MPA Raja Muhammad Ali has released PKR 5 crore and 56 lac for the up-gradation of 26 schools in Kahuta.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-18&edition=ISL&id=1941412_62974166

 

Commercial cricket academies in school playgrounds

School playgrounds in Rawalpindi are being misused by commercial cricket academies which do not allow school children to play.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-19&edition=ISL&id=1942611_30662528

 

New criteria for appointment of lecturers
A new criteria for the appointment of lecturers in Punjab University has been established, according to which, candidates with 3rd division scores are not eligible to apply.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-18&edition=LHR&id=1942142_92802514

 

Universities in education planning

It has been reported that the public universities of Punjab have been neglected in Federal Public Sector Development Program. Only 2 plans have been approved for 5 universities and a number of campuses in South Punjab.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-17&edition=LHR&id=1939839_23506772

 

Government’s sole attention towards Danish schools

The President of Muslim League Q Youth Wing, Sayed Bilal Mustafa shirazi, said that government should fulfil the Article 25-A requirements of free education. Government is focusing its time and resources solely on Danish schools, while other schools have been majorly neglected.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103126946&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151019

http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-19/page-9/detail-13

 

Student absenteeism

The Education Department Punjab took notice of the issue of student absenteeism in public schools and announced punishment for 350 teachers. 205 public schools have been issued show cause notices due to their irresponsible behavior regarding record keeping of teachers’ attendance.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-19&edition=LHR&id=1943873_40321589

http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-19/page-12/detail-3

 

Book shelves in trains by National Book Foundation

Under the book reading campaign, National Book Foundation (NBF) will introduce book shelves in passenger trains wherein new publications will be placed.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103125624&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151018

 

Investment in young children’s education demanded

Enhanced access to Early Childhood Education (ECE), quality education and holisticdevelopment of children in a protective and resilient environment, especially for girls is a demand of the time, says child rights organisation Plan International, Pakistan. Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan, Minister for Education Punjab said that the government is giving priority to early childhood education of children in Punjab. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=276048

 

Low-fee schools ignored in new law’

The recently promulgated ordinance regulating private schools in the province ignores the schools charging low fees, the All Pakistan Private Schools’ Association (APPSA) said on Sunday. APPSA president Shabbir Ahmed Hashmi told a press conference 95 per cent of private schools in the province charged low fees. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/975201/regulation-low-fee-schools-ignored-in-new-law/

 

New class rooms

Provincial Education Minister informed that the construction of new classrooms for 2500 schools will be completed by end of this year.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/19-10-2015/p2/story.aspx?param=5.JPG

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Fine on teachers

Education Department Punjab has imposed a fine of rupees 1500 on teachers and head masters of schools where student attendance is low and student drop-out rate is high.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/19-10-2015/p3/story.aspx?param=govt.jpg

http://e.jang.com.pk/10-19-2015/pindi/page19.asp

 

Policies should be based on grading of private schools

All Pakistan Private Schools Association said that the government should design policies of school fee reduction based on grading of private schools. The rules for elite schools are not logically applicable on low fee private schools.

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Online test of primary extended to elementary level

Education department Rawalpindi is expanding the monthly online test of primary students to elementary level for 2016. Class 6th and 8thStudents will also be bound to take the test.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-10-19/page-2

 

Punishment on late fees

The principal of Kldana Road Murree, punished a student for late submission of fees dues.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-10-19/page-4

 

Two ‘corrupt’ education babus sacked

Two Education Department clerks were sacked from services on charges of malpractice and corruption the other day. Sheikhupura District Coordination Officer Kiran Khursheed took the decision following a host of complaints against the two clerks - Ibrar Virk and Bilal Baloch. They allegedly extorted hundreds of thousands of rupees from female teachers on the pretext of their appointment in the department. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/19-Oct-2015/two-corrupt-education-babus-sacked

 

Male dominance in Women University irks female staff

Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) is facing male dominance despite large number of female faculty members and students, Daily Times learnt on Sunday. The university is having many male staff including teachers and administration, as more than 18 major administration and teaching positions have been grabbed by men. However, according to sources, these influential males are not letting appointments of female on their positions, as they believe that they are best to handle affairs of this university.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-19/page-14/detail-2

 

Students, parents and politicians urged to rid country of crises

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Rector Dr Junaid Zaidi urged students, parents and politicians to work jointly to bring the country out of the energy and economic crises it was faced with. He said this while addressing at the 80th convocation of CIIT’s campus here on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1213828/students-parents-and-politicians-urged-to-rid-country-of-crises

 

Chinese envoy exchanges views with teachers, students

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong, while terming Chinese and Pakistani as “Iron Friends” said that both countries are enjoying exemplary relationship. He was chairing the teaching faculty and students at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) here on Saturday. UAF Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan also spoke on the occasion. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/17-Oct-2015/chinese-envoy-exchanges-views-with-teachers-students

 

Cleric arrested for raping seminary student

The Cantonment police on Sunday arrested a cleric for allegedly raping an 11-year-old seminary student.

Police said the suspect from Rahim Yar Khan had brought along with him his relative boy for teaching at Madressah Rashadia in Model Town-A here around three months back.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1214065/cleric-arrested-for-raping-seminary-student

 

British HC holds Chevening scholarships session

The British High Commission, in partnership with the Media Advocacy Centre, held a seminar titled “How to get a Chevening Scholarship” at the Lahore Press Club. The session was aimed at raising the awareness of the UK’s prestigious scholarship scheme amongst future leaders of Pakistan, including the Pakistani journalist community. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=276249

http://tribune.com.pk/story/974721/higher-education-70-pakistanis-to-get-chevening-scholarship-this-year/

 

PU dept. heads given right to defence

The Punjab University Syndicate on Saturday provided an opportunity of hearing to the College of Information Technology (PUCIT) principal and the former director of Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology to clarify their position regarding the charges they are facing.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1213835/pu-dept-heads-given-right-to-defence

 

Sindh

 

Khuhro asks youth to help increase school enrolment

Sindh Senior Minister for Education and Information Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has urged youth to be ready to shoulder future responsibility as they constitute 60 per cent of country’s population. He was addressing the “Future Leader’s Conference” jointly organized by the “School of Future Leader’s and the Youth Affairs Department Govt of Sindh, at Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto Memorial Library recently.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=276186

 

Running in deficit, KU set to appoint today 25 hurriedly selected teachers

Despite an increase of almost 50 per cent in its budgetary deficit, Karachi University (KU) is working with four finance directors, a deputy finance director and an additional registrar and is due to appoint 25 teachers — who have hurriedly been cleared by the university selection board in violation of rules in just two days — on Monday when the university syndicate is scheduled to hold a meeting.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1213983/running-in-deficit-ku-set-to-appoint-today-25-hurriedly-selected-teachers

http://tribune.com.pk/story/975172/monetary-mismanagement-ku-teachers-band-together-to-battle-bad-governance/

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Education made compulsory in Sindh

Education has been made compulsory in Sindh by the government of Sindh. According to this initiative, parents are legally bound to educate their children, the failure of which will lead to them being punished. 
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-18&edition=LHR&id=1941935_91966984

 

Quality of education at varsities discussed

“Pakistan needs a face to be proud of. Let’s face it, we haven’t picked up the speed we should have to lift the standards of higher education here,” said Sindh Senior Minister for Education and Information Nisar Khuhro at the national seminar on ‘Higher education in Pakistan: the way forward’ organised by the Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) at a local hotel here on Friday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1213558/quality-of-education-at-varsities-discussed

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SPAF protesting against high fees

Student association SPAF from Government Degree College Mehrab Pur protested against the high fees charged by educational institutions. Students reported that additional fees were being charged for the admissions of intermediate and BSC.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-18-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=06_06.gif

 

Protest for restoration of Medical College

Jiye Sindh Tehrik protested before the press club Sukkur against the closing of Maher Medical College.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-19-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_04.gif

 

Math Enigma

General Schools, in collaboration with Nexus Schools, is organizing an inter-school Math competition titled “Math Enigma”.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-19-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_09.gif

 

Upgrading for PST and SST

Government Schools Teacher Association, Karachi, said that government should upgrade the PST and SST teachers to HST teachers’ position.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-19-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_11.gif

 

PIMSAT awards degrees to students at convocation

Students equipped with education, come into practical field to compete the challenges of global nations, because the education is an essential requirement of this era and sense has to be created in public for the generalization of education.  Sindh Minister for Education and Literacy Nisar Ahmed Khuhru was chief guest at the occasion of annual convocation of Preston Institute of Management Science and Technology (PIMSAT).

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-17/page-15/detail-7

 

Professors of Emirates

Karachi University has inducted two professors belonging to the Emirates. The announcement was made during a syndicate meeting by the Vice Chancellor and was met with utter shock by the members. The inductions have been made based of political patronage.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-17-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_01.gif

  

Universities served with a notice to remain vigilent

The law enforcing departments of the country have issued notices to several major universities of the country, advising them to observe vigilance regarding the activities of their students. The notices have been issued in the pretext of the arrests of university students on account of suspected terrorism.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-10-17/page-8

 

Students not getting uniform

The Education Department Sindh, on 26th May 2015, committed to providing uniforms to students. However, the department has failed to deliver its promises.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-10-17/page-3

 

Bazme Usatza Urdu Sindh

Former Secretary Education and current member Provincial Assembly, Akbar Rashidi graced the event of Bazme Usatza Urdu Sindh with his presence.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-10-17/page-2

 

Lecture by Ayan Ali to Karachi University

The Sindh High Court has given its final verdict on the case of Ayan Ali’s lecture at Karachi University. The Court established that in the presence of decision by the university administration, there is no need for further decision from the court on the matter.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-17-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=08_09.gif

 

Primary teachers protest

Primary school teachers protested against the Secretary Education and demanded for his removal.    

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Governor-CM tussle leaves DUHS with no VC

The tussle between the Singh governor and the chief minister has left the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) without any vice chancellor for the last several days and nobody exactly knows who is running the administrative and financial affairs of the varsity these days.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-346301-Governor-CM-tussle-leaves-DUHS-with-no-VC

 

Editorial/op-ed

 

Education & the future of thousands by Commander (Retd) Najeeb Anjum

We need transparency and accountability in our education system; and in order to save the future of our youth, the government is well advised to take stern action against all those involved in corrupt practices at the BIE, Karachi.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/974096/education-the-future-of-thousands/

 

If I was President Dr. Ikhlaq Hussain

Education reforms would be our top priority. Starting from the corruption, mismanagement and educational terrorism in private schools, ministry of education all over Pakistan would be dealt with iron hand. Following consultation, opinion and advice of the education experts, the syllabus of books would be revised and made uniform all over Pakistan and enforced in private and government schools.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-19/page-6/detail-5

 

On using language by Mina Malik-Hussain

But for our children, growing up in this age, this city, this country, ‘terror’ is a normal word. As a parent, one of the hardest things I have had to explain to my children was why their school was closed for so long last December, why there was a man with a gun on the roof when they went back, why there was barbed wire on the now-extended walls. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-19/page-6/detail-4

 

Malala and us by Ajmal Khattak

Malala belongs to the country where the criminals and murderers of renowned personalities like Mohtarma Benazir Bhuttu roam around freely without being held accountable.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-18-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=08_04.gif  

 

KP educational reforms by Yousuf Abbasi

The provincial government of KP is striving day in and day out for the uplift of education and a major chunk of provincial resources have been allocated for the purpose of educational reform including furniture provision to schools and new colleges for girls in KP.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103127059&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151019

 

Letters to the Editor

 

Co-Education in Pakistan

I would like to sum up the opinion that Co-education may be affordable upto the primary level and not beyond as the above stated facts and realities clearly speak the grooming of our youth prior to the age of puberty and in case of Co-education upto the last educational phases will lead to severe undesirable consequences as evident from the recent past incident of two students’ suicide in school and if their ages are come into stance they had the days of playing and not of such untoward act. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=275988

 

School discrimination

I am a graduate of a private school, located at Qasimabad, Hyderabad. On Oct 2 the school held its graduation ceremony to which only high achievers, with five or more As, were allowed to bring parents. Some others were allowed to attend without parents.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1213815/school-discrimination

 

Outdated curriculum

We are still following the 1970 educational policy. Three different textbooks are taught in Sindh to students from KG to Class XII. These are published by the Sindh Textbook Board and the Oxford University Press.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1213814/outdated-curriculum

 

Education & money

So, where there is a system, there is a way. Right? Also, a way out would be to democratise quality education, giving greater access to better education to people of limited means. Technology/broadband Internet promises to be a game changer in this regard with the likes of Khan Academy and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), including Coursera and edX.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1214030/education-money

 

Private school fees

There is a lot of hue and cry going on about increase in the fees of private schools. Everyone agrees that it is unprecedented. Besides, without authorisation this increase is unjustified. But what about the increase the entire nation faces from the uncalled-for increase in tariff rates from government or privatised and monopolised departments? 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1214029/private-school-fees

 

Turbat schools

Private schools are denying concession in fees in Turbat even if a child belongs to the poor class. Every parent wishes to provide quality education to their children. But, it is painful to see private institutions doing roaring business and reaping rich benefits without having consideration for the poor.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1213947/turbat-schools

 

KP exams

WHEN the PTI had won the mandate in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to form a government, it had promised to build a fair and free system of education, but it has failed to fulfil its promise even after two-and-a-half years. I took intermediate examinations this year and observed that students were using all sorts of means to resort to cheating while the authorities concerned looked helpless.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1213610/kp-exams

 

Condition of schools

The public schools in Pakistan are in a sorry state of affairs. Students are getting education in schools which lack basic facilities of clean drinking water, electricity, furniture, and boundary wall.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-17&edition=LHR&id=1940220_83003954

 

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

 

Swat Educational Board to announce Matric Supplementary Results on 20th October

Mangora: The Swat Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education will announce the Matriculation Supplementary Results on 20th October.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 03

 

Teachers responsible for the grooming of future generations: Khairullah

Kohat: Khairullah Hawari, the In-charge of the Teacher Organization, while addressing the Educational Conference in Deer said that the teacher is a sage who grooms future generations.  

Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 05

 

Non-provision of books in Mohmand Agency; students hold protest

Peshawar:  The education department has failed to provide free text books to the students of the middle and secondary school in Mohammad Agency. The students held a protest demanding the department to provide books.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103126733&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151019

 

Reduction in fees

Nowshera: The Youth Assembly held a meeting in Nowshera in which they demanded for the reduction in exorbitant fees charged by the education institutions.
Complete Story: Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No. 03

 

Education plays an important role in the development of a country: Mashwani

Mardan: The M.P.A and Chairman DADAK Committee Mardan, Iftekhar Ali Mashwani, while addressing the inauguration ceremony of Government High School Takht Bhai’s new building said that education plays a significant role in the development of a country and that the government has spent a sum of PKR 2 crore and 49 lac on the project.

Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 03

 

Educational reform promises broken

Batkhela: Promises of educational reforms by the provincial government have not been kept. Despite the elapse of eleven months, orders for female SST have not been issued.  Thousands of students have been deprived of science education due to non-availability of science teachers. NTS tests for female SST teachers as well as subject specialist for Biology, Chemistry and Physics were conducted in 2015 but no appointment orders have been issued to the successful candidates.

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/39/akhabr-e-khyber/page/3

 

Educational revolution can end terrorism in the country

Swabi:  The Chairman village Council Saleem Khan, Gharabi Abdul Salam, during a visit to the Government Primary School Sherdil Kotke, said that educational revolution can end terrorism in the country. During his visit, he visited classrooms and inspected the development and construction work of the school and expressed his satisfaction.

Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No. 02


Contaminated water found in Girls High School Agrah

Charsadda: Contaminated drinking water has been found in Girls’ High School Agrah. The school, in addition to the unavailability of clean drinking water, is also faced with a shortage of science teachers. The UC Nazim and residents of the area have demanded for the provision of clean drinking water and appointment of science teachers in the school.

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

Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 05

 

Negligence in duty will not be tolerated: Siraj Muhammad

Mardan: For the better education of students, we have made the monitoring system for teachers’ presence in educational institutions more effective.  These views were shared by the District Education Officer (Male) Mardan Siraj Muhammad in a meeting with Head Masters and Principals of educational institutions in Mardan. While addressing the heads of institutions, he said that no tolerance will be extended to teachers over negligence in the performance of their duties.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 02

 

Private school teacher’s corporal punishment to students

Peshawar: Larrama Village Private School’s teacher broke one student’s arm and injured another seriously over a negligible fault. The children falling victim to the inhumane corporal punishment were rushed to the Lady Reading Hospital, where they informed that they had been punished without any cause. An FIR was lodged against the teacher by the parents of the victims.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 02

Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 02

 

Efforts being made to improve performance of schools: Mian Jamshed

Pabbi: Along with curricular activities, co-curricular activities also play a significant role in the overall grooming of children. These views were shared by the Provincial Minister Mian Jamsheduddin Kaka Khel in the annual 2015 inauguration ceremony of Sports Competition District Nowshera.

Complete Story: http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/index.php?city=peshawar&page=18&date=2015-10-18

 

No Pakistani University ranked among 500 top universities: Dr. Hafeez

Peshawar: The Khyber Medical University (KMU) Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr.Muhammad Hafeezullah while addressing the administrative officers during a training workshop said no Pakistani University was ranked among the top 500 universities around the globe. He added that training and research are pre-requisites for the overall uplift of education sector.
Complete Story: 
http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103122950&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151017

 

Swabi Government Schools lack teachers

Swabi: Pakistan Coalition for Education, in collaboration with its partners, held a ceremony for the launch of its data report. A large number of Tehsil and District Councilors, school Principals, DEO, EDO, parents, teachers, and council members participated in the ceremony. During the ceremony, it was stated that of the surveyed schools, 62 boys’ primary schools and 38 girls’ primary schools had only one teacher. 16% of the schools had under-qualified i.e. matriculate pass teachers.  

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/36/akhbar-e-khyber/page/5

 

Demand to resolve lack of teachers in Swati Gate School

Peshawar:  The residents of the Swati Gate demanded to increase the number of teachers in Government Primary School of Swati Gate. They also appealed to the Minister for Education to visit the school and issue necessary orders for the provision of missing facilities.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 02

 

District Government to provide facilities to educational institutions
A meeting of the heads of educational institutions of District Peshawar was held under the chairmanship of District Nazim Muhammad Asim Khan. During the meeting, the facilities available at the institutions were discussed. The District Nazim issued necessary orders for the provision of the funds for the missing facilities of the institutions.  He also issued orders for strict disciplinary action against ineligible personnel of the institutions.
Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx

Private School Surband’s roof collapses; five injured

Peshawar:  The roof of a classroom in Chato Stop Private School collapsed leaving 5 students injured. The rescue teams rushed to the scene and transported the injured students to the nearby hospital. An FIR has been lodged against the administration of the school.

Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 01

 

District Nazim raids on different departments

Batagram:  The District Nazim raided on different departments and found that the DEO and SDEO Education (Female) were absent from their duties. He expressed his disappointment on the instance and issued the aforementioned parties a warning.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 08

 

Students confront terrorism with the power of pen: Javed Iqbal

Swabi:  The DPO Swabi, during a blood donation drive in Government Post Graduate College Kohati , Swabi said that the students can confront terrorism with the power of their pens and books. He added that the struggle of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police and armed forces against terrorism will not go in vain. 
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 08

 

Balochistan

 

Residents expressed concerns over Government Girls High School Tump

District Turbat: Residents expressed concerns over Government Girls High School Tump where female teachers were not performing their duties but had appointed matriculated female students to perform their duties instead.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html

 

Matriculation classes should be started in Workers Model Higher Secondary Girls School

District Quetta: The Youth Union Organization Zarghonabad Chairman Mr. Muhammad Aslam kakar and others said in a joint statement said that the future of female candidates was being jeopardized by the abeyance of matriculation classes in Workers Model Higher Secondary Girls School. They demanded for the classes to be commenced on immediate basis.
Complete Story: 
http://e.jang.com.pk/10-19-2015/Quetta/page7.asp

 

Irregularities in collection of college admission fees; students protest

District Jaffarabad: Students are facing problems in seeking admissions in 1st and 3rd year in Degree College Usta Muhammad, College. The college administration is not only charging exorbitant and inconsistent admission fees but is also doing so without the issuance of receipt for fees collection. Students have appealed to the concerned high officials to resolve the irregularities in collection of college admission fees.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-19-2015/Quetta/page8.asp

 

BNP’s reservations regarding NTS issue proved true

District Kech: The Deputy Organizer BNP Awami District Kech Mr. Abdul Ghafoor said that BNP’s reservations regarding NTS issue have proved true. He added that meritorious candidates have been denied their right through exclusion from the merit list while ineligible candidates have been favored based on political patronage and nepotism. He demanded the government and Commissioner Makaran to take notice of the issue.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html

 

Officials trying to conceal openings: Muhammad Raheem

District Khuzdar: Mr. Muhammd Raheem resident of Khuzdar Ghazghi said that the officials of Education Department Khuzdar are trying to conceal job openings in order to bestow their near and dear, which is injustice to the unemployed eligible youth. He added that before commencing the application process for vacancies, the officials had declared 8 vacancies in Union Council Khuzdar Ghazghi but were now obfuscating the matter.

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

 

Notice should be taken against unfair distribution of scholarships: TAC Kharan

District Quetta: Tulba Action Committee member,s Mr. Kamaran Baloch, Mr. Abdul Nabi and Mr. Rizwan Baloch said that MPA Kharan misappropriated funds worth 1 crore rupees among his voters from the scholarship funds. TAC urged the concerned high officials to take notice of the injustice and take immediate action.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-19-2015/Quetta/page3.asp

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Education plays pivotal role in the development of a country: Sardar Raza Barech

District Quetta: Provincial Advisor for Education Mr. Sardar Raza Barech while addressing an Education Policy Dialogue that education plays an important role in the development and success of any country. He said that the government is performing with honesty and commitment in this regard; and that the government, alone, cannot provide education for all, hence, NGOs and communities need to collaborate with the government enthusiastically in order to achieve set goals.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-19-2015/Quetta/page7.asp

 

Teachers should transfer their skills and expertise to the new generation

District Quetta: Challenges of modern age cannot be faced without education. Educated nations are excelling in the race of development and progress. MPA Mr. Tahir Mehmood Khan, Secretary Colleges and Technical Education Ghulam Muhammad Sabir and other officials said that teachers are the torchbearers of our future and they should fulfill their duties with utmost honesty and sincerity. Promotion of education in Balochistan is our first priority, said Mr. Ghulam Sabir. 
Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar, Quetta, Page No. 03

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Transport services should be provided to Government Boys High School students

District Lasbela: Students of Government Boys High School Uthal are rendered incapable of reaching the school in time due to transportation issues. Local transporters, due to overriding demand, are accommodating students on the roofs of buses, exposing them to danger. Bearing these issues in mind, the government should provide transport services to the students of Government Boys High School Uthal.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html

 

Claims of improvement in educational quality baseless

District Dalbandin: A closer look at on-ground realities in Balochistan reveals the claims of government regarding the improvement in quality of education to be baseless. Vacant teacher posts in schools, shortage of teachers; rising youth unemployment and closure of primary schools all indicate the non-committal attitude of the government.  

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_3.html

 

Public being looted under NTS: Shah Faisal Muhammd Hasni

District Naseerabad: Peoples Party Naseerabad senior leaders Shah Faisal Muhammd Hasni and others, in a joint statement retorted that the poor public is being looted under National Testing Service. A fee of RS.1000 is charged from each candidate, which is substantially high. On the other hand, successful candidates are protesting for their right of recruitment. In short, the NTS and Provincial Government have collectively made education a source of revenue.

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

 

Notice should be taken of irregularities in Education department: Sheikh Naqeebullah

District Zoab: Sheikh Naqeebullah Mandokhel, in a press conference, demanded from the CM Balochistan, Chief Justice Baluchistan, Provincial Ombudsman and Secretary Education to take notice of the violation of 2% quota for the disabled in Zoab Education Department.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103124007&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151018

 

Struggle will continue to save Balochistan University from destruction: PSF

District Quetta: Pashtoon Student Federation Provincial President Mr. Malik Inam Kakar said PSF and other student organizations will collectively continue the struggle to save Balochistan University from destruction. He said that the university administration is harassing students by deploying forces in the university and arresting students on baseless grounds. He said PSF has urged HEC to conduct audit of the funds of Balochistan University.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-18-2015/Quetta/page2.asp

 

Challenges of modern age cannot be faced without education

District Quetta: Challenges of modern age cannot be faced without education. Educated nations are excelling in the race of development and progress. MPA Mr. Tahir Mehmood Khan, Secretary Colleges and Technical Education Ghulam Muhammad Sabir and other officials said that teachers are the torchbearers of our future and they should fulfill their duties with utmost honesty and sincerity. Promotion of education in Balochistan is our first priority, said Mr. Ghulam Sabir.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103124011&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151018

 

Without education, the dream of development cannot be materialized: Jaffer Mandokhel

District Zoab: Provincial Minister for Transport, Excise and Revenue Mr. Sheikh Jaffer Mandokhel while visiting Girls Primary School Qilli Walah Akram Lomina said that the dream of development cannot be materialized without education and that education is the first priority of Provincial Government.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103124396&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151018

 

Several schools in Usta Muhammad closed

District Jaffarabad: Several schools in Jaffarabad are closed owing to the absence of teachers who are receiving salaries in their homes without attending to their duties. Government Primary School Ali Dost, Primary School Hyder Zaman, Primary School Chakar Muhalla, and Primary School Wali Khan, are few to mention among the closed schools. 
Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar, Quetta, Page No. 03

 

65 teachers taking salaries without performing duty: NTS Committee Wadh

District Khuzdar: 65 teachers who were transferred from city Khuzdar to Talukas of District Khuzdar have been receiving salaries without performing their duties. NTS pass candidates said such teachers were plundering the national resources by getting salaries at their homes and were jeopardizing the future of innumerable children.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_3.html

 

NTS pass candidates frustrated

Kuchlak: The Education Department Tehseel Karyzat Pisheen, after having conducted NTS test for recruitment of teachers stated shortage of vacancies. Candidates raised valid questions as to why the test was conducted if no vacancies were available. Successful candidates demanded the government to accommodate meritorious candidates in recruitments.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_3.html

 

Education for sale in Balochistan: Javeed Baloch

District Mastoong: The Central Organizer of Baloch Student Organization, Mr. Javeed Baloch said that the District Education Department has been manipulating the NTS merit list every now and then, placing meritorious candidates at a disadvantage. He added that the award of scholarships based on political patronage and nepotism is responsible for the deterioration of Balochistan’s education system.

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

 

Female teachers’ posts vacant in different districts: PSF Azad

District Quetta: Pashtoon Student Federation Azad said that despite the rising youth unemployment and vacancies available for the posts of teachers, no adequate actions for recruitment have been taken by the government. PSF Azad added that the merit list for Union Council Darogh was yet to be issued.
Complete Story: 
http://e.jang.com.pk/10-17-2015/Quetta/page2.asp

 

Education Department Zoab refuses quota for the disabled: Mir Hassan Atul

District Zoab: The Chairman Disabled Association Balochistan Mr. Ibraheem Baloch and President Zoab District, Mr. Mir Hassan said that the disabled will symbolically beg and protest because of the non-implementation of the 2% quota for the disabled in recruitment by the Education Department Zoab. They demanded justice from Chief Minister Balochistan and opposition Leader Mr. Molana Wassay.
Complete Story: 
http://e.jang.com.pk/10-17-2015/Quetta/page5.asp

 

Violation of students’ rights will not be tolerated: Aslam Baloch

District Quetta: Central Chairman BSO Pachar Mr. Aslam Baloch and other leaders said in statement that VC Balochistan University has made the university a torture cell by deploying armed forces in the university and torturing students which is a blatant violation of their rights. They said that such violations of students’ rights will not be tolerated at any cost.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103122040&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151017

 

Government non-committal in resolving teachers’ problems: Younis Kakar

District Quetta: The Government Teachers Association District President Quetta Mr. Younis Kakar, while addressing the protestors in front of Press Club, said that the government is non-committal about the resolution of teachers’ problems.
Complete Story: 
http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103121919&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151017

 

Punjab

 

Sewerage water accumulated in front of school 

District Khanewal:  The accumulation of sewerage water in front Government Boys High School Ahmed Nagar is creating hurdles for the residents as well as the students. Residents of the area have demanded the DCO to resolve the issue on an immediate basis.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-10-19/page-3

 

11 year old child harassed by a teacher

District Bahawalpur: Qari Tariq, a teacher from Madrasa Rasheediya Model Town, has been arrested on account of the harassment of an 11 year old student. 
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-10-19/page-10

 

College girl kidnapped; case registered

District Lodhran: A case was registered at the Police Station Lodhran by the mother of Nadia, a first year college student who allegedly went to college and did not return home. The police registered a case against 4 suspects including a woman. The missing girl was later found in an unconscious state. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-10-17/page-2

 

Action against teacher demanded on account of corporal punishment

District Rahim Yar Khan: The parents of a class 2 student have appealed to the DCO to take action against Mohammed Shahid Akram, a teacher at Government Primary School Chak No.100/P on account of corporal punishment.
Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No. 2

 

Book launch at Degree College

District Bahawalpur: A ceremony for the launch of the book, a collection of Na’ats written by Mazhar Hussain Mazhar was held at Govt. Degree College Khairpur, Tameywali. The function was presided over by the renowned poet, TehseenYazdani. Various local poets also presented their poetry on the occasion.  

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-10-17/page-11

 

Substandard construction of school continues

District Rahim Yar Khan: The residents of Muradpur Sayal have appealed to the government to take action against the contractor who is using substandard material in the on-going construction of the Government Secondary School Muradpur Sayal.       

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-10-17/page-02

 

Zikria University administration upholds merit in admissions

District Multan: The new administration of the Zikria University Multan has abandoned the practice of granting admissions on “first come first serve” basis and has decided to uphold merit in admissions.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-10-17/page-8

 

Students compelled to work as laborers for demolition of school

District Rajanpur: The management of Model High School Jampur has forced the school’s students to work as laborers for the demolition of the old school building in order to cut back on the costs that would otherwise incur on laborers.  The students who have refused to comply have been tortured.      

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

 

People demand up-gradation of schools

District Rahim Yar Khan: The residents of Nawankot have demanded for the up-gradation of boys and girls high schools to college level.

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

 

Schools given RS.1.39, Students drinking polluted water

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Schools of District Rahim Yar Khan were given RS.1.39 Billion as non-salary budget during the years 2012-2014 for up-gradation of facilities, but the fact that students are still drinking polluted water proves the misuse of provided funds. 

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 3

 

Sindh

 

Student’s lives in danger due to deplorable condition of High School

District Naushehro Feroz: The building of Government High School Moro is in a deplorable condition and is a threat to the lives and safety of the students.
Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130322204&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151019

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Mehran Teachers Association protests before the house of Education Minister

District Larkana: The Mehran Teachers Association protested before the house of Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro for their demands regarding the dismissal of Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho. Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130322263&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151019

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Protest against transfer of College Principal

District Jacobabad: JSSF, JSQM and PP Shaheed Bhutto protested against the transfer of Principal of Government Degree College Jacobabad and demanded for his restoration. They said that the Principal, Mr. Altaf Gohar Pechuho was an honest and sincere man and had carried out educational activities within the college with regularity and observance.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130322116&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151019

 

Sindh can develop through education: ANP

Karachi: The annual convention of Awami National Party took place at Sachal Goth Library. While addressing the convention Advocate Mr. Ayaz Chandio said that Sindh can develop through education and ANP is striving for the promotion of education in Sindh.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-10-19/news/page2/1%20(18).htm

 

Inter Education Board to re-verify 2015 results

Karachi: The Education Board Karachi has decided to re-verify the results of 2015. The Deputy Controller Examination has been directed to submit the report to the Chairman Board Mr. Akhtar Ghori.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103126099&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151019

 

Education Minister shows concern for education development

District Matiyari: The Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed while addressing a crowd in Hala, said that steps are being taken for the development of education in Sindh. He added that strict action would be taken against ghost employees.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103126075&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151019

 

Primary school nonfunctional for 10 years

District Badin: The Government Primary School village Bashir Ahmed Brohi near Pangrio has been closed for the last ten years. The villagers protested and reported to the media that more than 150 students have been deprived of their basic right to primary education due to the closure of the school.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Oct/19-10-2015/Page2/P2-12.jpg

 

Nae Roshni teachers protest for their restoration

District Naushehro Feroz: The Nae Roshni teachers from Naushehro feroz protested for their restoration. On the occasion Mr. Ghulam Rasool Abro and Mr. Noor Muhammad Korai told that they had been suspended by the education department and had not been restored despite the decision of Service Tribunal and High Court in their favor.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Oct/19-10-2015/Page3/P3-31.jpg

 

Painting competition among students

District Badin: A painting competition was held among the students of Primary School Pangrio to enhance their creative skills. More than 45 students from class one to five took part in the competition.

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School guard protests for salary

District Larkana: The school guard of Saint Joseph School Larkana, Mr. Rafique Ahmed Memon, informed that he had not received his salary for the past 30 months and protested for the release of his salary.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-10-19/page-5

 

P.T.Alif protests for removal of Secretary Education

District Nawabshah: The teachers from Sakrand protested against the Secretary Education Mr. FAzal Ul Allah Pechuho and demanded for his removal.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_19102015061145.jpg

 

Protests against Secretary Education in different cities

District Nawabshah: The P.T.Alif Teachers from Nawabshah, Daur and Sakrand protested against Secretary Education and demanded for his removal.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130321744&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151018

 

Students protest against closure of primary school

District Mirpurkhas: Students of Primary School Nafis Nagar protested for the restoration of the closed school.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130321914&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151018

 

Construction work Degree College incomplete

District Khairpur Mirs: The construction work of Government Degree College Masan Wada has been incomplete despite the elapse of five years. The college even lacks basic facilities such as clean drinking water.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130321916&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151018

 

NTS pass teachers protest for their salaries

District Naushehro Feroz: The NTS pass teachers from Naushehro Feroz have been deprived of their salaries for the last six months. The victims protested before the DO office and demanded for the release of salaries.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-10-18/news/page2/1%20(19).htm

 

Villagers protest against closure of primary school

District Qamber Shahdadkot: The residents of Village Pariyal Mugheri protested against the closure of their village primary school. They declared that the school had been nonfunctional for the last five years and their children had been deprived of their right to primary education.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-10-18/news/page2/1%20(11).htm

 

Primary school building in deplorable condition

District Qamber Shahdadkot: The building of Government Primary School village Umeed Ali Jatoi near Lalu Ronk, is in a deplorable condition owing to the negligence of education authorities. There is an acute shortage of basic facilities for the students while the SMC funds have been misappropriated for non-development purposes.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130321462&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151017

 

Primary and middle school closed for 7 years

Dictrict Matiari: The Primary and Middle School village Khandu has been closed for the last seven years due to the unavailability of furniture and teachers. While the higher authorities have been informed about the condition of the schools, no notice has been taken.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_17102015024313.jpg