19th May 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Govt. asked to include study of museum in syllabus

Speakers at a function at Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan on Wednesday asked the government to include study of museum in syllabus to broaden the scope of research. The function was held to mark International Museum Day. The faculty members of the university, students and common people attended the function in a large number.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259336/govt-asked-to-include-study-of-museum-in-syllabus

Fata’s ad hoc teachers caught between hope and despair

More than 200 ad hoc male and female lecturers working in harsh circumstances in the tribal areas for the last five years are oscillating between hope and despair as they were neither regularized nor paid salary for the last eight months.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259335/fatas-ad-hoc-teachers-caught-between-hope-and-despair

 

Education Officer suspended over complaint of Nazim

The provincial government has suspended the district education officer, Abdus Salam Marwat, over the allegations leveled against him by the district government. Sources said that District Nazim Dr Umer Daraz Khattak sent a letter No. SO-1/CMS/KPK/3-1/2016 to education secretary, alleging that the DEO was taking bribes from the employees of the department for their transfer and posting through assistant district officer (education) and a clerk.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259332/education-officer-suspended-over-complaint-of-nazim

 

Unavailability of books concern students in Mohmand

Teachers, students and their parents have expressed concern over unavailability of textbooks in government schools in Mohmand Agency. Talking to reporters on Wednesday, they said the education department had failed to provide textbooks to thousands of students of middle and primary classes in different schools.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259321/unavailability-of-books-concerns-students-in-mohmand

 

Teachers observe token strike against new regulation

Teachers went on a token strike on Wednesday against new rules introduced by the education department almost doing away with their casual leaves. In Upper Dir, teachers observed a token strike to pressure the education department to reverse the decision. They attended classes by wearing black armbands to protest the decision. The strike call was given by All Teacher Coordination Council.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259296/teachers-observe-token-strike-against-new-regulation

 

Balochistan

 

School improvement programme MoU signed

 A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed to launch a ‘School Improvement Pro­gramme’ in Quetta and Harnai districts of Balo­chistan. Under the agreement reached between Mari Petroleum Company Ltd (MPCL) and the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), an alliance will be formed to embark on interventions in the fields of education, infrastructure, renewable energy and social sector services.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259261/school-improvement-programme-mou-signed

 

Net Cafes and Games club will be closed during school hours.

Members of JTI demanded for the closing of games clubs, and internet café during school times. They told that majority of students come from homes for school but goes to these places and reached home when school was closed.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-19-2016/Quetta/page2.asp

 

Summer holidays

According to orders of Provincial secondary education department summers holidays will be starting from June 1st, 2016 and schools will be reopened on August  14th, 2016.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103523557&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160519

 

Schools are the nurseries for sports

Dr. Ruqaiyah Saeed Hashmi of Assembly said schools are nurseries for sports, different sports games are being organized in schools with education sports are also important.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103523544&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160519

 

Islamabad

 

The story of a girl who could not go to school

The third play at the week-long Youth Drama Festival being held at the National Art Gallery was a story girl in the village who wants to be educated and that of her parents, who struggle with making her dreams come true. The hour long play, ‘Umeed’ presented by the Federal Urdu University was well written and all the artists, each of whom was performing for the first time, brought authority and control to their roles.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259245/the-story-of-a-girl-who-could-not-go-to-school

 

Private schools asked not to hold summer camps

No private school would organise summer camp for the students during the summer vacations without taking prior approval from the education department. A circular issued by the Education Department Punjab stated all the private schools would take prior approval from the education department to organise summer camps for the students.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120989-Private-schools-asked-not-to-hold-summer-camps

 

Applying to study in US is absolutely fair and merit-based, says Rita Akhtar

Held annually ‘The News’ Expo is the most successful unique platform and a linkage between the students aspirant of quality higher education in the prestigious national and international educational institutes. It is an excellent opportunity not only for the students but also for the parents to get the direct information about the institution providing right education of their choice. This platform also gives them a straight excess to have answer of any in their mind from the representatives of the local and global academic organisations.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/121000-Applying-to-study-in-US-is-absolutely-fair-and-merit-based-says-Rita-Akhtar


BU students display projects

Bahria University Islamabad Campus organised Open House yesterday wherein final year students from departments of engineering, computer sciences and management sciences displayed their final year projects. The event was held at the premises of Bahria University Islamabad.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/19-May-2016/bu-students-display-projects

 

Corruption biggest constraint in Country’s Development

Corruption is the biggest constraint in country’s development which must be dealt with an iron hand, said Aliya Rashid, Director General (Awareness and Prevention) National Accountability Bureau (NAB). She was delivering a lecture on “Role of Women in Prevention of Corruption” here at the female campus of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI).

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/19/corruption-biggest-constraint-in-countrys-development/

 

Seminar on Quality Assurance held at PMAS

A seminar titled “ADKAR: A Change Management Competency Model for Quality Assurance in Higher Education Institutions” was organized at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) on the 17th of May, 2016 by the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) of the University. PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Rai Niaz Ahmad was the chief guest and the speaker of the seminar was Dr Almas Kiani, Associate Professor of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/19/seminar-on-quality-assurance-held-at-pmas-aaur/

 

Gambian delegation visits HEC

A Gambian delegation headed by Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology Dr Abu bakar Abdullah Senghoret Wednesday visited Higher Education Commission (HEC). The delegation, which is in Pakistan to attend the 19th meeting of COMSATS Coordinating Council, also included Mucktarr M. Y. Darboe and Bakebba Jatta.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/19/gambian-delegation-visits-hec/

 

Pakistan, Turkey to share experience in Judicial Training

At the invitation of the Justice Academy of Turkey, a high-level delegation comprising members of high judiciary from Pakistan visited Turkey from May 15 to 20. The visit was aimed at sharing experiences on judicial systems of the two brotherly countries that would contribute to further promoting mutual cooperation in the field of judicial training.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/19/pakistan-turkey-to-share-experience-in-judicial-training/

 

Open House in Bahria University

An open house was organized at the Bahria University Islamabad campus. The students presented the projects of marketing and project management. A total of 102 projects were presented related to different departments of engineering.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-19&edition=ISL&id=2372992_29037718

 

Punjab

 

College students spend a day with soldiers

The students of NCBA passed a complete day with the soldiers of the Pakistan Army. The students passed the day in Lahore Garrison. The students saw the infantry unit and later on also visited the border area.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-19&edition=LHR&id=2372778_47759034

 

Cases against 3 students

Cases were registered against three students who were caught cheating during the intermediate examinations. One student was caught at center number L-168 while two students were caught cheating at Punjab University center.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-19&edition=LHR&id=2372782_96651193

 

Teachers to be given interest free loans

The delegation of the Punjab Teachers Union met the Education Minister of Punjab Rana Mashhood. The Minister assured the delegate that the teachers would be provided with interest free loans. He also stated that a foundation would be set up to assist the teachers.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-19&edition=LHR&id=2372492_47048103

 

Defective material used in building of public schools

It is found that defective material was used in the buildings of Government schools which were declared dangerous. D.C.O Rawalpindi took strict notice of the issue and ordered all related government organizations for strict monitoring.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-19-2016/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=412.gif

 

Decision of transferring one thousand Middle Schools into Private Schools

Punjab Government decided to down Grade one thousand boys’ middle schools into Primary Schools and which will be soon privatized and handed over to PEF. Process of privatizing is speeded up.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-19-2016/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=02_01.gif

 

Dozens of schools bereft of basic facilities in Chiniot

Dozens of schools in District Chiniot lacked basic facilities even schools do not have wall boundaries. Due to busy schedule of higher authorities, these schools didn’t get proper attention which disturbed the education system.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2016-05-19/page-10

 

Student and parents demanded early notice of summer holidays

Intense heat of summer put students in problem. Many cases of fainted students are coming on front due to intense hotness. They were being shifted to nearby hospitals. Students and parents demanded for early summer vocations.

Complete Story:  http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-05-19/page-3/detail-13

 

 Protest by teacher’s Union against privatization of schools

Teachers of whole province announced to do protest against privatization of schools on 3rd of June in front of Punjab Assembly.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/back-page/19-May-2016/383761

 

Teacher tyrannized a student of 8th class

Teacher of an academy in green town tyrannize a student for not learning the lesson. Police arrested that teacher. Investigation is under process.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103525239&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160519

 

Khawaja Farid University is a Gift

The vice chancellor of Khawaja Fareed University stated that the university is a gift for the people of Southern Punjab. Currently 500 students are registered in the university. He was giving a briefing to the Lahore education reporters association.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-19&edition=LHR&id=2372511_81671817

 

Agriculture University ranked second

The vice chancellor of Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University stated that the university is ranked 2nd in Pakistan and is now ranked among the top 400 universities of the world.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-19&edition=ISL&id=2373957_31150736

 

Parents want govt to reschedule vacation

Students especially of public schools are braving extremely hot weather while summer vacation are scheduled to start from June 1. Parents have demanded that the Punjab government announce some holidays to save children from scorching heat in view of the soaring mercury.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259314/parents-want-govt-to-reschedule-vacation

 

HEC forms body to look into TTS teachers sssue

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has constituted a six-member committee to look into the matter of teachers hired under the Tenure Track System (TSS) but are currently holding administrative posts. Some public sector universities in Punjab and other provinces are not complying with the instructions of the HEC regarding removing the TTS teachers from administrative posts.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259310/hec-forms-body-to-look-into-tts-teachers-issue

 

UHS exams for MBBS

The University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Wednesday notified MBBS examination calendar for 2016. According to the notification, first professional MBBS annual exams 2016 for all affiliated medical colleges will commence on Sept 27, second professional Oct 4, third professional Oct 24, fourth professional Nov 14 and final professional MBBS annual exams will start on Dec 5.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259302/uhs-exams-for-mbbs

 

Lack of staff, furniture lower school admissions

The only government higher secondary school for girls from several villages of Gojra tehsil is facing severe shortage of staff for its higher secondary section due to which not only the current 200 students of intermediate classes were suffering, but new admissions were also declining.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259291/lack-of-staff-furniture-lower-school-admissions

 

Students studying under open sky

On Wednesday when the temperature soared to 47 degrees Celsius, children as young as five to eight years old were found studying under the open sky in Maktab School, Nazirabad village of Liaquatpur tehsil, 86km from the district headquarters.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259289/students-study-under-open-sky

 

No hostel for Murray College’s girl students

The Government Murray College, Sialkot, has no hostel facility for its girl students who either travel long distances or stay in rented houses in the vicinity of the college, bearing extra expenses. The college has 6,000 students and 2,200 of them are girls, many of them belong to remote areas of the district. Such students have to stay in rented houses as they can’t commute between college and home on a daily basis.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259288/no-hostel-for-murray-colleges-girl-students

 

Closure of Cadet College disrupts studies, worries parents

Even as cadet colleges in troubled areas like Wana and Miranshah are functioning, the Government Cadet College Choa Saidan Shah has been closed for the last five weeks due to security concerns. A district police officer (DPO) said the college was closed because its boundary wall was not complete. The college’s closure has disrupted students’ schoolwork severely.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259246/closure-of-cadet-college-disrupts-studies-worries-parents

 

National Anti-Terrorism Day at PU

Punjab University College of Earth and Environmental Sciences will celebrate National Anti-Terrorism Day & National Day for Cultural Development on Thursday (today). According to a press release issued on Wednesday, MPA Arif Khan Sandhila and SSP Operations, Counter Terrorism Department, Punjab Rai Ejaz Ahmed will be the chief guests. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120963-National-Anti-Terrorism-Day-at-PU

 

TEVTA to start guard course

Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) will soon start free short course to train security guards across the province. This course will be started with the collaboration of Home Department, Police, Civil Defence, Rescue 1122 and Elite Police Training School.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120968-Tevta-to-start-guard-course

http://pakobserver.net/2016/05/19/tevta-to-start-free-short-course-to-train-security-guards/

 

Convocation

The 12th Convocation of Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Lahore will be held in the University main ground on 25th May and its rehearsal will be held on 24th May, 2016.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120969-Convocation

 

GCU Medical awareness camp

Government College University Lahore Quality Enhancement (GCU-QEC) has organised medical and awareness camp about heart diseases for free check-up of its faculty and staff members.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120972-GCU-medical-awareness-camp

 

Students imparted small arms firing skills

A group of 105 students along with faculty members from a private university spent a day out visiting various military units and formations of Pakistan Army at Lahore Garrison.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120974-Students-imparted-small-arms-firing-skills

http://nation.com.pk/lahore/19-May-2016/soldiers-for-a-day  

 

Punjab govt, schools lock horns on vacations

Private schools have decided against following the provincial government’s directives on summer vacations. According to Education EDO Tariq Rafiq, the government had issued a notification directing all public and private schools to close for summer vacations from June 1 onwards earlier in the month. He said schools had been told to charge fees on a per month basis during the period. Rafiq said the notification had also warned schools of punitive action if the directives were violated.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1106116/notification-woes-schools-govt-lock-horns-on-vacations/

 

Citizens clamor for education, health facilities

Social circles regretted over government’s indifference and called on the authorities concerned to take immediate notice of education and health issues in the district. During a survey conducted by this correspondent, the residents of different areas said that the district is constantly being neglected by the authorities. They said that since the government of PML-Q, no development project has been started in the district.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/19-May-2016/citizens-clamour-for-edu-health-facilities

 

Art students move against HIV/AIDS

Punjab Aids Control Program, Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department in collaboration with National College of Arts (NCA) organised a poster competition at Zahoor-ul-Akhlaaq Art Gallery yesterday. The contest is aimed to create awareness among students on how to combat and control the AIDS/HIV the disease which has been prevailing in the society due to multiple factors.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/19-May-2016/art-students-move-against-hiv-aids

 

Workers’ children to learn English

Around 100 students celebrated their graduation from the English Access Micro-scholarship Program in Kasur yesterday. A press release issued by the US Consulate in Lahore said that majority of the students’ parents are factory workers who were proud of their children’s accomplishments.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/19-May-2016/workers-children-to-learn-english

 

Punjab school teachers wait for govt. to address their plight

Teachers of Punjab public schools are living in a situation of unrest and with constant fear of job security, as they accused the government of playing delay tactics while dealing with the issue pertaining to teachers’ sit-in. A group of teachers held a two-day protest sit-in on May 14thand May 15th at Faisal Chowk outside the Punjab Assembly. They claimed to have achieved their demands from the government, but other groups of teachers are still strongly criticising the “mala fide tactics” of Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhud.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/19-May-16/punjab-schoolteachers-await-govt-to-address-their-plight

 

Sindh

 

During Bio-Metric Verification many teachers found absent

In Government girl’s high school and girl primary school no Nokot city team of education department found during bio-Metric verification, many of the female teachers were out of the school. In girls primary school only ten teachers are on duty of twenty two teachers. And five of the non-teaching staff was absent.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-19-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_09.gif

 

Errors are being rectified in text books, Chairman Sindh Text book board

Secretary special education and Chairman of Sindh text book board Syed Zakir Ali Shah has told the journalists that they are trying to rectify the errors being made in Text books, there are about 80% mistakes. We want that books should be in hand of every kid of Sindh. Teachers who will show good performance will get pay.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-19-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_15.gif

 

Intermediate part 2 exams starting from tomorrow

Intermediate exams are going to held from tomorrow, thirty seven thousand students will appear in exams out of them 21 thousand candidates are of arts regular group, 14 thousand are arts private candidates. 15 centers are declared sensitive. And 33 candidates are of central jail Karachi.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-19-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_10.gif

 

Admission date extended

Karachi University has extended the date for the admissions into BA, BSc and BCom for colleges registered with Karachi University. The date has been extended till 31st May with a late fee of Rs. 1000. However this extension is linked with certain conditions.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-19&edition=KCH&id=2373226_18385260

 

Practical examinations from May 25th

The practical examinations of the higher secondary education board would commence from the 25th of June. The controller examinations directed the students to obtain the schedule from their colleges in time.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-05-19&edition=KCH&id=2373228_47362170

 

Sindh announces summer vacations for educational institutions  

Due to severe heat wave, Sindh government has announced summer vacations for educational institutions across the province from today May 19, two weeks prior to the scheduled date. According to Secretary Education Sindh, the summer vacations will start from today, May 19 till July 25, 2016. The summer vacations are announced after consultation with Sindh Education Minister, he said.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/121131-Sindh-announces-summer-vacations-for-educational-institutions

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/05/19/national/sindh-education-department-announces-summer-break-schedule/

 

Probe body gives clean chit to Professor

A three-member committee of the University of Karachi quashed a sexual harassment complaint filed by a female assistant professor against Professor Sahar Ansari, who is also a famous literary figure, declaring that the evidence she had provided was not enough to prove her allegations.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/120946-Probe-body-gives-clean-chit-to-professor

 

Editorial/Op-ed

 

Vulnerable students By ‘Dania Zaheer’

The Karachi University students waiting for buses (points) in the morning at Jauhar Chowrangi have become an easy target for mugging. It has been observed that culprits on motorcycles snatch valuables from vulnerable students and speed away.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/121004-Vulnerable-students

 

Conflict in medium of Instruction By ‘Urooj Imran’

Most of our new generation does not know how to speak either Urdu or English properly. The reason for this is the dual medium of instruction in schools. Even in pre-primary classes, students are taught both languages simultaneously without any particular emphasis on any one language. This creates confusion in students and students grow up without having a strong base in either language.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/19-May-2016/conflict-in-medium-of-instruction

 

Increase in intensity of heat, private schools and vacations

Owners of Private School started taking 4 months fees, a month before starting of summer holidays.

Parents are paying fees in installments of 2 months. This year summer holidays will be start from 6th of June to 31st August. Due to intense summer heat students and parents are expecting early holidays.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-05-19/page-16/detail-1

 

Burden of books

On the pages of books it is written that book is the best companion. There was a time when books were the favorite but now it consider as burden. If we open bag of a play group students well will find 10 to 12 books apart from copies. A child of age 3 or 4 neither can study such books nor bear their burden.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103523655&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160519

 

Women education

Without education world is like a dark place. With education of men, women education is equally important they must get education. In our society men and women both has their own importance and we cannot progress unless both are not educated.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103523657&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160519

 

Letters to the Editor

 

Requirement of course books 

 It was surprising to know that in this modern era, thousands of children studying at government schools in the federal capital are deprived from their course books.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/letters/19-May-16/requirement-of-course-books

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Meeting of all Teachers Coordination Council

Peshawar:  The All Teachers Coordination Council meeting was held under the chairmanship of Mr. Islamuddin in Committee Room of Director Education Office. The Provincial President Wahab Mansoori and others participated in the meeting. The participants are informed that the council is holding so many negotiations with the government for the solution of time scale, teaching allowance, teacher’s election and other important issues but all efforts went baseless and did not succeed. For this reason teachers chose to protest. The meeting announced the protest schedule.  On 19th, Council will hold district wise protest in front of their respective Press Clubs and on 20th greater sit in protest will be given.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103523201&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160518

Adhoc Lecturers Association continued their protest

Peshawar: Peshawar: Adhoc Lecturers Association continued their protest on the eighth consecutive day on Monday for the regularization of their services.

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

Abdul Malik demanded to build school and hospital in Pashmaal

Chakdara: There is no school for the girls’ education in the area of Aryani and Pashmaal and also there is no availability of hospitals and dispensaries for health facility of people. The Government must pay special attention to these issues. These views were shared by the UC Balakot, Muslim League (N) president Malik Abdul Malik in a press statement. He said that due to non-availability of these facilities the general public is having serious concern.

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2

We will not hesitate to sacrifice everything for teacher’s community rights: Islam-ud-din

Charsadda: Malgare teachers have served a lot in the past for the betterment of teachers which is not a confidential thing. They also said that we will not hesitate to sacrifice everything for the teacher’s community rights protection. These views were shared by the Provincial President Malgare teachers, Islamuddin in a meeting which was held at Peer Mujahid Shah Primary School Sarki Koroona. 

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

Non-availability of free textbooks to students & threat to close school in Khyber Agency

Jamrud: All Teachers Association Khyber Agency President Mr. Naseer Khan said in Jamrud Press Club that two months have been passed, and books are not provided to students which were ordered to be issued on 14th April. According to details, only 44% books are available and 56% books, publications and availability needs time and pending which is wasting student’s precious time. They warned the government that if books will remain unavailable to students then we all the schools of FATA will be closed.

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

Modifications in the curriculum books will not be accepted: Hameedul Haq.

Mingora: The provincial president Shangla Tanzeem Asatzah Mr. Hameed-ul-Haq said the provincial government desire is to change the curriculum of the government schools on the instruction of out of country NGOs on very meager profit.  He said that they will never allow the government to impose a western agenda in our education system.

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

Working Folks Grammar staff announced to boycott classes

Chota Lahore: The Working Folks Grammar School Shah Mansoor staff announced to boycott classes. For the last four months their salary has been stopped and they are protesting. The future of students seems to be dark. The parents are worried about the worst condition of the education system.

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

600 Principal posts are vacant in Education department

Swabi: More than 600 posts are vacant in education department. The Grade 19, 18 Principal’s posts are vacant for the long time and awaiting the order of the Chief Secretary. These views were shared by the School Association provincial president Riaz Bahahdar during the senior staff meeting.

Complete Story:  Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.3

Bajaur-The Agency Education Officer is creating hurdles in college construction: Nizam-ud-din

Bajaur Agency: Muslim League N Youth Wing Fata Organizer and Member National Assembly Shahabuddin Khan said Agency Education Officer is creating hurdles in college construction work to support one political party. He further said that he is delaying all the projects so he must be transferred.

Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.1

Balochistan

Unavailability of teachers in Panjgoor schools; student’s future is bleak

District Panjgoor: Education system is affected in Panjgoor schools due to unavailability of senior teachers. The Students are facing music in acquiring Education, students future is at risk. Science teachers are unavailable in both boys & girls schools. Such Educational dilemmas are production of negligence of Government & Education department. Educational emergency claims are baseless and Government has to take practical steps for betterment and development of education system.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p3/story.php?param=panjgor.jpg

Copy culture eradication claims are all in vain: Jameat

District Quetta: JUI leader Mr. Jalil Khan along with others said copy culture eradication claims of controller examination Balochistan Board went all in vain. They said deployment of favorable teachers at examination centers add fuel in fire in copy culture. Educational system of Baluchistan has been reached on verge of destruction. They demanded from high officials to transfer controller examinations as early as possible.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-19-2016/Quetta/page7.asp

Directorate Education system is confound: Employee Associations

District Quetta: GTA, Civil Employees Federation & Employee Associations demanded in joint press release from CM Balochistan & Chief Secretary to change immediately the Director Schools and inquiry to be held. Directorate Education system is confounds and nepotism is at peak. TA/DA allowances & vehicles are being used inappropriately. Government should take stiff action against embezzlement.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103523560&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160519

Khuzdar students are in a state of confusion due to lack of text books: BNP Awami

District Khuzdar: Tehsil spokesperson Mr. Shafiullah Umrani of BNP Awami Khuzdar & Deputy General Secretary Mr. Aaqib Nadeem said in joint statement that poor parents of Khuzdar took active part in admission campaigns, but now they are in state of confusion due to unavailability of text books in school. Government Educational emergency is nothing but to make fool of poor public. 70% of Khuzdar population is living under poverty line & cannot afford private school’s fees and other expenditure of text books. Therefore government needs to take steps for providence of free & qualitative education to poor people at their door step being considering basic right.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 6

Lack of facilities in primary school

District Kachhi: Educational emergency claims are useless, dozens of schools are deprived of basic facilities and students are sitting on pavement. Basic facilitates like furniture, potable water, electricity are unavailable in primary school Bhag. Primary school building has become dilapidated but regrettably officials are not paying heed towards the issue. Government should take notice of dilapidation of school and provide basic facilities to school. 

Complete Story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No. 3

Punjab

Summer vacations being started on June 1st

District Rahim Yar Khan: All Government Schools of Punjab would be close from June 1st, while private school still could not decide regarding vacations.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-05-08/page- 0 8

Unavailability of text books in PEF schools

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Punjab Education Foundation Schools failed to provide Text Books, Parents forced to purchase new book from market. They have demanded from the Chief Minister Punjab, Commissioner and District Coordination Officer to take immediate action.

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

Teachers grouping increases student dropout

District Rahim Yar Khan: Private Schools owner’s appointments in Government Muslim High School Chouk Azam reflected student’s dropout and poor result. They threat Students for less marking in practical, if not enrolled in private Schools.

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

Education funds released for 3rd - 4th quarters

District Khanewal: The Secretary School Education Punjab has released Education funds to all districts for Primary, Elementary Schools, for 3rd and 4th quarter of year 2015.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-05-08/page- 0 8

Sindh

Student education affected due to suspension of electricity

District Dadu: The Students of Government High School Johi are facing difficulties, due to disconnection of electricity for past fifteen days.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130394920&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160519

Primary school without furniture and Building

District Tharparkar: The Government Primary School Union Council Fazal Bhambhro is without building and furniture, for past eight years.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130394794&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160519

School roof pieces leave a student injured

District Khairpur Mirs: Eight year student of Government Primary School Abdul Hakim Mangio got injured due to falling of roof pieces. The school building is damaged and cracked.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130394800&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160519

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Daily Awami Awaz, Page No. 8

School without basic facilities

District Khairpur Mirs: The Students of Government Primary School Gul Sher Jogi protested against shortage of basic facility of drinking water and furniture in the School.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130394830&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160519

http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-05-19/news/page3/1%20(43).htm

Protest against closure of school

District Tharparkar: The residents of Union Council Fazal Bhambhro stood against closure of village primary School.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130395029&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160519

200 school buildings in deteriorating condition in District Qamber Shahdadkot

More than 200 Girls and Boys School buildings in district Qamber Shahdadkot are in crumbling condition, leaving thousands of student lives in danger. The higher authorities are informed about condition of the Schools, but no step is taken.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-05-19/news/page8/1%20(9).htm

School roof pieces tumbled down

District Ghotki: The roof pieces of Computer Lab of Government High Secondary School Hayat Pitafi tumbled down suddenly, but students remained safe.

Complete Story: Daily Awami Awaz, Page No. 8

High School building in crumbling condition

District Khairpur Mirs: The building of Government High School Ahmed Pur is completely damaged, due to carelessness of the Education Department.

Complete Story: Daily Awami Awaz, Page No. 8

22 female teachers absent during biometric verification

District Mirpurkhas: It is reported that number of female Teacher and other staff was found absent, as the biometric team reached the Girls High and Primary School Naukot city. Only ten Teachers were present, out of 22, on duty in Government Girls Primary School, whereas 9 Teachers were absent from Government high School.

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40 schools closed due to biometric verification of teachers

District Umarkot: The number of closed schools is exceeding in District Umar Kot, forty more schools are closed due to Biometric verification of teachers and their deputation in old posting places. Now the total number of closure of schools has reached to 200.

Complete Story: Daily Ibrat, Page No. 5

Four teachers absent from Duty

District Sanghar: The in charge Monitoring Cell has declared, after his visit of School that Government Primary School Khado exists without building in the village. But there is no student in the School, whereas four Teachers are drawing salaries, without attending the School. Even SMC funds are grabbed.

Complete Story: Daily Ibrat, Page No. 8