19th November 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Shortage of educational institutes in Charsadda

Shortage of government schools; lack of basic facilities; inconsistent policies and dilapidated buildings have all contributed to the encouragement for private schools.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-11-19/page-2

Possibility of payment of salaries to teachers

The possibility of payment of salaries to 7000 teachers has risen after the talks between department of education and finance.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Peshawar/2015-11-19/page-8/detail-8


Closure of Frontier’s Colleges

Provincial organizer of PML-N Youth Wing, Sobia Khan (MPA) has said that the closure of colleges under the administration of Frontier Education is incomprehensible. She said that KPK government always advocates that it has implemented educational emergency in KPK. But the closure of 15 girls colleges is unfathomable.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103183558&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151119


Promotions in Education Department

KPK Education department has notified the promotion of 48 principals, officers and instructors to BPS-19. The newly promoted principals will be posted on the vacant posts of principals in the province.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103183712&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151119


Character building of students urged

Former chief secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and intellectual Abdullah Wednesday urged the teachers to focus attention on character building of the students besides their studies to bring about change in the society through reforms.

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Dangerous structure still in use as school

Government middle school Andar Sher in the city was declared a dangerous structure after the earthquake, however, 300 students still attend classes there.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201511180389&EN_ID=11201511180128&EMID=11201511180071



48 principals promote to grade 19

At least 48 college principals from various educational institutes across the province were promoted from grade 18 to grade 19. This was stated in a notification issued by the provincial government on Tuesday. According to the document, the principals who have been promoted are from 48 colleges and Higher Secondary Schools.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201511180390&EN_ID=11201511180128&EMID=11201511180071



Explosives defused at school in Nowshera

Police foiled a terrorism bid by defusing four kilogrammes of explosives in Nowshera on Tuesday. Later in the day, six people were wounded when a qingqi caught fire in the same locality.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/993455/explosives-defused-at-school-in-nowshera/


FEF Girls College won’t be allowed to be shut down

District Nazim of DI Khan, Nawabzadah Aziz Ullah Khan has said that FEF Girls College will not be allowed to be shut downed at any cost and that efforts were underway to upgrade the college to the status of a model college.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2015-11-18/page-8/detail-40


Political influence in educational institutes is unacceptable

Dr. Amjad Ali has said that undue political influence in educational institutes is altogether unacceptable. KPK government has allocated 97 billion rupees for the purpose of education. 1.15 billion rupees have been allocated.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103181670&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151118


Students protest at the hike in fees

ISF’s hundreds of members staged a demonstration in front of the Vice Chancellor’s office of Agriculture University Peshawar. The reason for the protest was hike in the fees. The protestors were of the view that due to inefficiencies of university’s administration the university’s ranking has fallen down.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103181656&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151118


Lecturer scholarship in Abdul Wali Khan University

Peshawar high court has ruled out the Abdul Wali Khan University’s decision to cancel the merit based  higher education scholarships for the lecturers.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103181649&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151118


Homogenous uniform in educational institutes

APTA’s provincial head Malik Khalid Khan has said that in order to eradicate the inferiority complex amongst the children in government schools, a homogeneous uniform should be introduced in all the schools.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103181663&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151118


Children struggle to forget the day the earth shook

Children in earthquake-affected areas of Hazara Division are suffering from psychological trauma after the devastating earthquake that ripped through various parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan on October 26. “They rush out of the school in distress whenever they feel even a mild movement on the CGI sheet roofed school,” said Sultan Khan, a schoolteacher at Government Primary School in Gheton.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/993437/children-struggle-to-forget-the-day-the-earth-shook/



APS survivors tell France: ‘you are not alone’

The survivors of the Army Public School terror attack have expressed solidarity with the victims of the Paris attacks, describing those responsible as “animals” who had “nothing to do with Islam”.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-40741-APS-survivors-tell-France-You-are-not-alone






Poets, musicians enthrall audience at Edwardes College

Young Pashto folk singer Karan Khan spellbound audience at an annual musical concert here on Friday. Pashto Society of the Edwardes College conducted the event at its new hall.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201511180390&EN_ID=11201511180128&EMID=11201511180071




Strengthen education at tehsil level

NGO Alif Ailaan urged tehsil council members to give top priority to education to strengthen the school system and increase enrolment and literacy rates in the district.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201511180398&EN_ID=11201511180131&EMID=11201511180072



GGHSS wins overall inter school girls games trophy

Government girls higher secondary school comprehensive Peshawar clinched the overall trophy of the Peshawar district inter school girls games which concluded here at Lady Griffith on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201511/18/intl.php


Mamond college reopens after eight years

The Government Degree College Barkholozo in Mamond tehsil of Bajaur Agency was reopened after eight years. An official told this scribe that the college, the only institution of higher education for over 0.3 million population of Mamond tehsil, was closed in August 2008 after the launch of military operation in the region.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1220419


Kohat’s most backward UC gets girls high school

Adviser to the chief minister on sports, culture and archeology, Amjid Khan Afridi on Tuesday inaugurated a girls high school in the most backward and remote Shiekh Allahdad union council of Kohat, which borders Nowshera district.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1220414


Anti-corruption campaign in Balochistan

Directorate of Colleges collaborated with NAB Balochistan to hold anti corruption seminars and functions in all the boys and girls colleges of Balochistan. Slogans and posters competition were also held as a part of NAB’s anti corruption movement.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-19-2015/quetta/page3.asp


No compromise would be made on research and teaching

3rd meeting of academic council of Turbat University was held yesterday with VC Abdul Razzaq Sabir in the chair. The vice chancellor said that the university will not hesitate from promoting healthy research and teaching environment.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-19-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Crisis of ignorance can only be eradicated through light of knowledge

Commissioner Sibi Division Waja Ghulam Ali Baloch has said that the darkness of oblivion can only be eradicated through light of education. He was addressing a function in Govt. Boys High School in Railway Colony, Sibbi. He also added that only quality education could ensure the brighter future of Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-19-2015/quetta/page5.asp


Extra-curricular competitions in Government Girls College Loralai

Directorate of Colleges and Higher Education and NAB Balochistan jointly arranged essay, debate, posters and slogans competition on the theme of NAB’s movement against corruption.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103180593&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151118


Everyone will have to make efforts for improving quality of education

Civil society organizations and parliamentary officers’ organizations have stressed that people from all factions should play an active role in the improvement of quality of education in Balochistan.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103180616&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151118


Youth and students shall fulfill the mission of ancestors

Provincial convener of Jamiat Talaba Islami, Jalal Shah Akhwanzada has said that the youth and the students will play the lead role in fulfillment of the mission and goals of their ancestors.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103180613&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151118


Uniform education system

IJT has displayed the signatory banners in Balochistan. The banners have been displayed in all over Pakistan as a part of the ‘All Pakistan Uniform Education System Movement’ of IJT.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103180614&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151118




Showcause notice to Chairman Mirpur Board

Ministry of higher education has taken notice of the controversy of marking of chemistry paper. Show cause notice has been issued to the chairman Mirpur Board. It has also been decided that the paper of chemistry will be conducted again.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/Muzafarabad/19-11-2015/p1/story.aspx?param=wazart%20e%20haier%20copy.jpg


Delay in the result of Kashmir University

Seven students of Kashmir University have expressed their concern for unfair withholding of their results. They are of the view that Kashmir University has imperiled our future.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/Muzafarabad/19-11-2015/p2/story.aspx?param=b1%20copy.jpg


Latest education for the children

Famous academician Sahibzada Mukhtar Hussain has taken the charge of Assistant Education Officer Sarhoota. The teachers have expressed their gratitude and satisfaction over his appointment.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/Muzafarabad/18-11-2015/p2/story.aspx?param=9%20copy.jpg


Vision of Secretary Education

The reform package of secretary education is bringing about positive changes in the education sector. By acting on his vision the targets for education sector can be achieved. These views were expressed by Jamshed Hussain Chaudhry, head master of the High School Bin Khurman.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/Muzafarabad/18-11-2015/p3/story.aspx?param=5%20copy.jpg




FG colleges to be reverted to previous nomenclature

Secretary CA & DD Mr Khalid Hanif said that he would do every possible effort to restore the old name of Federal Government Colleges of ICT which now are known as Islamabad Model Colleges.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-352018-FG-colleges-to-be-reverted-to-previous-nomenclature



MIUC celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

Metropolitan International University College (MIUC) organised Global Entrepreneurship Week to promote and polish the Entrepreneurship potential of its students. MIUC-RIS is proud partners of Global Entrepreneurship Week, an organisation that works to stimulate and encourage the entrepreneurship culture. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-352020-MIUC-celebrates-Global-Entrepreneurship-Week



Protests by daily wagers

Daily waged teachers and non-teaching staff continued their protest for the third day too. They marched towards the D-Chowk and had had play cards in favor of their demands. They were perturbed over the non-payment of salaries for the last six months and non-regularization of their service.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-19&edition=ISL&id=1994569_72891065



All-out efforts to restore old names of Islamabad colleges

Capital Administration and Development Division’s Secretary Khalid Hanif has said that he would make every possible effort to restore the old names of Federal Government Colleges functioning in the Islamabad Capital Territory, which are now known as Islamabad Model Colleges. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-11-19/page-14/detail-10


AIOU to hold anti-corruption awareness seminars

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) in collaboration with National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will hold anti-corruption’ `Say No to corruption’ seminars at its regional campuses across the country. The University has already held a anti-corruption seminar here at its main campus last week in collaboration with National Accountability Bureau (NAB). 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-11-19/page-14/detail-4


MoU signed between RMS, British Council

Memorandum of Understanding between Roots Millennium Schools, Pakistan & British Council, Pakistan has been signed for launching Pilot Phase of ‘Citizenship in Schools Program’ at RCI Flagship Millennium Campus I-9/3 Islamabad last day says a press release.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=279573


IIUI holds seminar on women empowerment

A seminar on women empowerment titled “Breaking Stereotypes- you can do it’ was organized by international Islamic university Islamabad on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201011190504&EN_ID=11201011190160&EMID=11201011190077



73 scholars leaving for higher studies in Germany

Ambassador of Germany Ina Lepel on Wednesday congratulated the students selected from different universities for scholarship through a meritorious, tough and demanding procedure. In a seminar arranged by Higher Education Commission (HEC) to see off 73 scholars proceeding to Germany for higher studies, she said Pakistan's national poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal also studied in Germany and the students proceeding to Germany are lucky to follow in his footsteps. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-19/page-13/detail-3






Riphah University penalises students for not attending academic seminar

Riphah International University has penalised students of Mass Communication Department who failed to attend an academic seminar held on November 7. Recently, the administration has imposed Rs 5,000 fine to students, who did not attended the seminar, whereas the fine money was reduced from Rs 5,000 to Rs 500 after the protest by the aggrieved students.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-19/page-13/detail-8


239, graduates, postgraduates awarded at NUST convocation

The undergraduate and graduate convocation of School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (SMME), Atta-ur-Rehman School of Applied Bioscience (ASAB) and School of Natural Sciences (SNS) was held here at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) main campus at H-12, Islamabad. As many as 239 graduates and postgraduates were awarded degrees.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-351930-239-graduates-postgraduates-awarded-at-NUST-convocation



Turkish ambassador visits Bahria University

Ambassador of Turkey Sadik Babur Girgin visited Bahria University, Islamabad. The visit was organized by Career Pakistan with the collaboration of Bahria University.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-351931-Turkish-ambassador-visits-Bahria-University



High Commissioner Adamson gives away scholarships

Australian High Commissioner Margaret Adamson Tuesday bid farewell to 20 recipients of Australia Scholarship at a Pre-departure Briefing held in Islamabad. The 2016 awardees, who will undertake Masters level study at Australian universities, are professionals working in public health, education, economic growth, governance, mining and water resource management across Pakistan. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=279463


Targeting 90% literacy rate

NCHD’s chairperson Zareena Alam Khan has said that the Vision 2025 target of 90% literacy rate will be achieved through concerted efforts. PC-1 has been approved by planning commission for the formation of a training institute.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-18&edition=ISL&id=1993000_31146845


British visa of student cancelled

British High Commission has cancelled the visas of those students who could not produce NOCs from British universities. This will cost 4 million rupees to the government.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-18&edition=LHR&id=1993883_98565459


MoU between Habib University and Stanford University

An MoU has been signed by Habib University and Stanford University to collaborate in research and academic fields.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-11-18/page-3


Class-based education system has disintegrated the society

IIUI’s president of IJT has said that uniform education system for all is inevitable. In fact class based education system has disintegrated the society of Pakistan

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-11-18/page-3


MoU between NUML University and Russian Institute

NUML University and Russian Institute of Strategic Studies (RISS) have entered into an agreement to collaborate in scientific literature and research programs.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103182232&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151118


Convocation at Muhammad Ali Jinnah University

The 11th convocation of MAJU will be held tomorrow in Jinnah Convention Center. 634 graduates will be given the degrees in the convocation.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103182234&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151118


Model Colleges staff demand salaries

Model colleges staff, both teaching and non-teaching, continued protesting on Tuesday against nonpayment of their salaries. Daily wage staff members gathered outside the National Press Club, demanding their salaries be paid and that their services be regularized.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1220404




NUML, RISS ink accord for mutual cooperation

National University of Modern Languages (NUML) and Russian Institute of Strategic Studies (RISS) signed a Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) for mutual cooperation, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-351933-NUML-RISS-ink-accord-for-mutual-cooperation




New promises for capital schools’ protesting staffers

The protesting staffers of various educational institutes have once again been assured by MNA Tariq Fazal Chaudhary and Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Secretary Khalid Hanif that the issue of non-payment of salaries will be resolved — this time in 15 days.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/993379/pending-salaries-new-promises-for-capital-schools-protesting-staffers/



Awareness walk held

UN-HABITAT and UNICEF organised a walk at National University of Science and Technology (NUST) as a preamble to the World Toilet Day to be held on 19th November, 2015. The walk was organized to increase awareness regarding sanitation and hygiene in Pakistan, especially for women.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=279467


IIUI to launch degree in sports sciences 

Fitness enthusiasts, university students and health specialists stressed the need to adopt exercise as an essential habit to ensure a healthy life. These views were expressed as the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) marked the ‘international day of university sport’ by arranging a three-kilometre-hike event on Tuesday at Trail 6, in the Margalla Hills.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/993363/international-day-of-university-sport-iiui-to-launch-degree-in-sports-sciences/



IIUI holds international moot on Islamic finance

Speakers at a conference have urged the financial institutions and civil society to play their role by supporting an inclusive financial sector policy framework for equal access to financial services. The two-day moot is jointly organised by International Institute for Islamic Economics (IIIE) of IIUI in collaboration with Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-18/page-13/detail-5





World Education Games : Pakistani students win five gold medals

Pakistani students shined at the World Education Games (WEG) by winning five gold medals in different categories, including the World Maths Cup 2015. The students have beaten their competitors from 120 countries in the WEG, which was organised by 3P Learning in Pakistan.

Complete Story:http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-19/page-14/detail-7


BISE introduces file tracking system

Taking lead among all nine boards of the Punjab, the board of intermediate and secondary education (BISE), Multan, has introduced file tracking system to facilitate students and their parents. The online system is aimed is making the access of students easier to have update on their complaints, NOC, migration and other issue by tracking these on BISE Website.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=19_11_2015_178_009



Notice issued to PEF chairman in contempt petition

The Lahore High Court issued a notice to Punjab Education Foundation Chairman Qamar-ul-Islam Raja in a contempt petition on Tuesday. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah issued the notice and sought reply from the contemnor on November 25, 2015.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/11/17/city/lahore/notice-issued-to-pef-chairman-in-contempt-petition/



Progress on education benchmark slow

Punjab has received an overall B grade in a report compiled by Alif Ailaan, showing slow improvement in schools education. The Alif Ailaan report card campaign, started in 2013, assesses the performance of MNAs and MPAs against four benchmarks.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/994164/state-of-schools-progress-on-education-benchmarks-slow-says-report/



Supply of electricity to Government Girls Primary School Sui Hafiz

After much wait, electricity has been supplied to Government Girls Primary School Sui Hafiz. MNA Javed Akhlaas had donated funds for the provision of electricity to the school.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-11-19/page-4


Medical College in Murree

MPA Hamza Shahbaz has directed the concerned authorities and departments to expedite the development projects - specially the construction of 38 acres hospital and medical college in Murree.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-19/page-12/detail-10


Status of education in Punjab is emulating international standards, says Rana Mashood

US Council General Lahore and Chinese Council General called upon the minister of education for Punjab, Rana Mashood. The minister briefed them about the reforms introduced in education and sports. He was of the view that the education standard of Punjab matches the international standards.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-19&edition=LHR&id=1995274_60649511


Punjab Government revolutionized the education sector, says Hanif Abbasi

Senior leader of PML-N, Hanif Abbasi said that the government of Punjab has revolutionized the education sector by its concerted and serious efforts. The standard of education in public institutes has improved as compared to private institutes.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-11-19/page-2


Crackdown against educational visa and immigration consultants

FIA has started crackdown against all the educational visas and immigration consultants throughout Pakistan. FIA arrested dozens of consultants and immigration agents in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-19-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=134.gif


GoP is focusing on health and education, says Governor Rajwana

Punjab’s governor Rafeeq Rajwana has said that the government of Punjab has allocated most of its resources for education and health sector. He expressed these views while addressing the inaugural ceremony of Computer Library in SOS Village.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-19-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_17.gif


Eligibility criteria for 5th and 8th class exams

Punjab Education Foundation has intimated its affiliated institutes that it is mandatory for all the students to appear in the 5th and 8th class examinations to be held by Punjab Examination Commission in February 2016. Only those candidates will be allowed to appear in the exam who are registered with PEC.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-19-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_18.gif


Ban on field trips

Students from colleges of Lahore protested against the imposition of ban by Higher Education department on the excursion trips. It is worth mentioning that Govt. of Punjab has banned the use of buses which are more than 10 years old and which have more than 33 seats.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-19&edition=LHR&id=1995024_71387564



Warning of Private Schools Association

Divisional president of All Pakistan Private Schools Association has said that repeated demand of fitness certificate and hygienic certificate from private schools associated with BISE Rawalpindi is intolerable. The schools have already submitted the certificates. But the board has shown its malicious intents against private institutes by its dubious policies. It is worth mentioning that the Board’s administration has decided to withhold the admissions of private school candidates in case the private schools fail to provide the certificates.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-11-19/page-4




Govt Qandeel School for Blind Sports Gala

The blind students of Government Qandeel School for Blinds Rawalpindi showed their excellent skills first time in gymnastics on the occasion of a Sports Day which was held at Municipal Stadium, Rawalpindi.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=279611


Government to provide technical skills to 475,000 Children

Punjab government with cost of Rs. 5159.629 million would provide technical skills to 475,000 children of primary education under the project on Elimination of Child & Bonded Labour to eliminate the menace of poverty.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=279563


Lahore teachers in a quandary as EDO refuses poll duties tasked by ECP

EDO Education Lahore has barred govt teachers of district to perform election duties in Sheikhupura district. Teachers warned of strict disciplinary action if they violate his order.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/11/19/news/lahore-teachers-in-a-quandary-as-edo-refuses-poll-duties-tasked-by-ecp/



In connection with World Philosophy Day 2015, Punjab University Department of Philosophy will organise a seminar on “Learning to live together” on Thursday (today) at 11am at Institute of Bio-Chemistry and Bio-Technology’s auditorium.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-352059-Seminar


Children film festival attracts over 38 schools

The seventh Lahore International Children’s Film Festival, which started on November 16, has attracted over 38 schools and nearly 12,600 schoolchildren during the first three days.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-352069-Children-film-festival-attracts-over-38-schools




ACE arrests former BZU Registrar

Officials of the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) arrested Bahauddin Zakariya University’s former registrar Malik Munir Hussain on Wednesday soon after a special anti-corruption court did not confirm his pre-arrest bail in connection with “appointments on fake documents.”

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1220681


UMT promotes reading culture

A three-day annual book fair of the University of Management and Technology (UMT) kicked off on Wednesday. More than 70 renowned booksellers and publishers of national and international fame have set up their stalls. 

Complete Story:http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-19/page-14/detail-8



International Day for GIS celebrated at PMAS-AAUR

International Day for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) was celebrated at Pir Mehr Ali Shah -- Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), here on Wednesday, with an aim to create awareness about GIS and provide a platform to students to present their specialties and expertise.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-352029-International-Day-for-GIS-celebrated-at-PMAS-AAUR



Gordon College students protest planned handover to church

A large number of college students held a protest demonstration on Tuesday against the proposed return of the educational institution to a Christian education trust.

Hundreds of teachers and students of Gordon College Rawalpindi marched through the city chanting slogans against the government and education department for attempting to return the historical educational institution.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/11/18/news/gordon-college-students-protest-planned-handover-to-church/


PU exams rescheduled

Punjab University's Department of Examinations has rescheduled BS four-year programme, second and fourth semester examinations 2015, due to Local Government elections.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-351896-PU-exams-rescheduled


Man shot dead in front of school going daughter

A man was shot dead by three persons in front of his daughter in the Sanda area on Tuesday. Three unidentified assailants intercepted Irfan Kashif of Rajgarh when he was on his way back home after picking up his daughter from a local school.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-351904-Man-shot-dead-in-front-of-schoolgoing-daughter



Notice issued to PEF chairman in contempt petition

The Lahore High Court issued a notice to Punjab Education Foundation Chairman Qamar-ul-Islam Raja in a contempt petition on Tuesday. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah issued the notice and sought reply from the contemnor on November 25, 2015.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/11/17/city/lahore/notice-issued-to-pef-chairman-in-contempt-petition/



Private institutes defying security directives

Private institutions are endangering the life of students in the name of recreational trips though the education department has barred such activities due to security reasons. The government issued directives in December 2014 to stop public and private institutions from arranging recreational and study trips due to security situation.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/18-Nov-2015/private-institutes-defying-security-directives


Degree awarded

Punjab University has awarded PhD degree to Maqbool Ahmad S/o Fateh Muhammad in the subject of Pakistan Studies after approval of his thesis entitled “Role of Sikandar Hayat Khan in the Punjab Politics 1921-1942.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/18-Nov-2015/degree-awarded


Book fair in UMT

The 3rd Annual Book fair of UMT will commence from 18th November. The book fair will continue for three days.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103182382&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151118


National referendum on ‘uniform education system’

IJT will hold a national level referendum for uniform education system in all the Pakistan. Three hundred thousand ballot papers have been dispatched for the purpose of referendum.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103182393&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151118


Private schools are aiding the government

PML (N)’s senator Abdul Qayyum has said that private educational institutes are actually sharing the responsibility of the government. Their role should be appreciated and respected.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-18&edition=ISL&id=1992539_67446781


Seminor on GRE, Fulbright scholarship

The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore, in collaboration with the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) on Tuesday organised the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Fulbright Orientation seminar for its final year students and faculty members.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1220442



NCA students, teachers step up to save Sujan Singh Haveli

Architecture students and faculty at the National College of Arts (NCA) Rawalpindi campus have taken up the task of renovating the Sujan Singh Haveli, a two-story residence named after a famous political figure of his time.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/993354/architectural-preservation-nca-students-teachers-step-up-to-save-sujan-singh-haveli/



Students, teachers oppose privatization

Hundreds of students and teachers of Rawalpindi’s Gordon College on Tuesday held a protest demonstration against the college’s proposed privatisation. The protesters, led by professors association president Liaqat Abbasi, blocked Murree Road and Liaqat Bagh Road. The protesters wore black armbands and also signed a petition. They said the protest will continue today (Wednesday) as well.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/993376/gordon-college-students-teachers-oppose-privatisation/








Mashhood refutes reports on privatization of Murray, Gordon colleges

Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashood Ahmed has rejected the media reports about denationalisation of Murray College, Sialkot and Gordon College, Rawalpindi. Whereas, student and teacher associations have also warned to protest the denationalisation of educational institutes.

Complete Story:http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-18/page-3/detail-2


No plan to privatise Gordon College, says Irfan Ali

Punjab Higher Education Secretary Irfan Ali on Tuesday said that Gordon College will continue work under the Punjab Higher Education Department and there is no plan of its privatisation in the near future.

Complete Story:http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-18/page-13/detail-4


Indian film wins hearts of schoolchildren on second day

On the second day of Lahore International Children's Film Festival (LICFF), a large number of children from around 15 government schools watched short films screened at the Alhmara Arts Council and Cinapax Fortress Square on Tuesday.

Complete Story:http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-18/page-14/detail-4



PMAS-AAUR inks MoU with Turkish university

Turkey visited Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), here on Tuesday and also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for bilateral collaboration in research and educational areas covering various disciplines.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-351924-PMAS-AAUR-inks-MoU-with-Turkish-university







CM obtains B grade for constituency performance: report

An NGO working for betterment of education in Pakistan, Alif Ailaan, has issued midterm report card for MPAs of four provincial assemblies who have completed their three years on November 11 after general elections 2013.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/11/19/city/karachi/cm-obtains-b-grade-for-constituency-performance-report/




Pakistani student wins gold medal in international math competition

An exceptionally bright student of PakTurk International School in Jamshoro has brought home a gold medal after competing in Math Challenge V hosted by the Pan-Asia International School in Bangkok.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/994424/pakistani-student-wins-gold-medal-in-international-math-competition/



US CG discusses US-Pakistan university partnerships

US Consul General Brian Heath hosted a panel discussion highlighting US Department of State University Partnership programs in Sindh at his residence on Wednesday. The University Partnership program provides support for academic linkages between universities in Pakistan and the United States.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=279582


UoK signs MoU with University Of Kaiserslautern

Modernization of teachers’ training is a dire need for the promotion of quality education and research. These views were expressed by University of Karachi (UoK) Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof. Dr Muhammad Qaiser at the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between Faculty of Education Universityof Karachi and Department of Education University of Kaiserslautern at VC Secretariat.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=279583



Prize distribution in Sindh Jamshoro University

A ceremony was held in Sindh Jamshoro University to distribute prizes amongst talented boys and girls for their outstanding performance in extra-curricular activities.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-19&edition=KCH&id=1994372_46992214


Corruption will not be accepted in educational boards

The office bearers and leaders of Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) have said that any sort of corruption in educational boards and other educational institutes is totally unacceptable. They have made it clear that the association will not allow the appointment of unqualified candidates on important posts.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-11-19/page-2


Directions for students involved in cheating cases

Controller of Examinations of BISE Hyderabad has directed the students involved in cheating cases should show their presence in front of the sub-committee on 25th November 2015.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-19-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=08_09.gif


Labeling of teachers as blackmailers is unsuitable

SPLA’s central leadership has stressed that it does not suit anyone to label the teachers as black mailers. They underscored that SPLA was not a political organization and it was not a blackmailing organization.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-19-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=08_03.gif


Schoolchildren welcome British aviator

The 2,500 students of Dawood Public School and students from different government schools around Karachi gave a warm and enthusiastic welcome to Tracey Curtis-Taylor solo biplane pilot, when she visited the Dawood Public School this morning.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-19/page-3/detail-6


Public schools to have 35-minute reading sessions

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is working with the provincial governments across Pakistan to reinforce the foundational reading skills of primary grade children. In Sindh, USAID is making the dream of grade 1 and 2 children to read and learn efficiently a reality.

Complete Story:http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-18/page-15/detail-9


Research culture needed for academic growth, says VC KU

Research culture plays a pivotal role in the academic growth and development of universities. The teachers are the guardians of the educational system and the nation justifiably has high hopes attached with them, the vice-chancellor of the University of Karachi, Professor Dr Muhammad Qaiser, said on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-351883-Research-culture-needed-for-academic-growth-says-VC-KU




HU, SU Sign MoU for Exclusive SSIHP

Habib University (HU) and Stanford University (SU), USA, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the exclusive Stanford Summer International Honors Program (SSIHP). The agreement gives HU students unprecedented access to an 8-week immersive educational experience at Stanford University, providing them with unique learning opportunities.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=279470


3600 non-teaching staff members await salaries since 2012 in Karachi

Despite the allotment of funds, Sindh Education Sector is one of those whose staffs are observed protesting on regular basis. Teachers Association Karachi (TAK) also staged a protest with the blockage of traffic, over non-issuance of salary of 3600 non-teaching staff since 2012, at New M.A Jinnah Road, on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/karachi/17-Nov-2015/3600-non-teaching-staff-members-await-salaries-since-2012-in-karachi




Sindh lags behind in educational performance

Alif Ailaan has issued the new provincial level rankings for educational performance of the provincial assemblies. Sindh lags behind all three provinces and got C grade.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-18-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=19_11.gif


Rs.3500 scholarship for girls

Sindh’s CM Qaim Ali Shah has said that poverty is the biggest issue for Sindh. The poverty headcount ratio is 35% in Sindh at present. Another important issue is of girls’ education. Monthly scholarship of Rs. 3500 is being given to needy girls for their education needs.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-18&edition=KCH&id=1993695_44776058


Robotics Competition in Sir Syed University

Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology organized an All Pakistan Robotics Competition “Robo Sprint” yesterday. Electronics department of Sir Syed University won the first position in the contest.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-11-18/page-3


Duty of teachers

Secretary Education Fazlullah Pecho has said that the actual duty of teachers is to teach their disciples rather than going for strikes and protests. He warned the Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association that if they attempt to spoil the intermediate examinations then department will take the services of higher secondary schools staff and the staff of private schools.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103181068&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151118


Non-issuance of grants to University of Karachi

Government of Sindh has distributed the 4 billion educational grants to all the universities of Sindh except the University of Karachi.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103180735&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151118




Education standard contradictory claims

Education is deemed as one of the most vital, multifaceted action that plays a role in enhancing any country, any economy and yes even the world. What is taught today will be acted upon tomorrow, as can be the case when talking about the youth currently engaged in the either grueling or the most enlightening experience of their lives namely education. Whether education has the power to transform a community despite being one of the most asked after question nowadays it is also the easiest to answer, with an obvious answer which is “yes”.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-19/page-14/detail-10


A Kulfi Seller from IBA by M. Bilal Lakhani

Zulfiqar couldn’t afford to go to college but thanks to a small grant from TCF, he was able to afford tuition fees for a college 35km away from his village. However, he didn’t always have money for the bus fare so he made an arrangement with his teacher to allow him to miss some classes and study harder at home.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/994032/a-kulfi-seller-from-iba/


Tragedy of the Muslim youth By Rasul Bakhsh Rais

Ignoring the education of the youth means that we are not able to tap into its talent and enormous potential that could contribute to civilisation. Never has education been a top priority for any government, civilian or military. The evidence from history is that no nation in the world has developed without quality public education.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/993313/tragedy-of-the-muslim-youth/


Educational Experts By Farooq Chaudhry

Normally we consider a subject specialist to be an educational expert. We need to decide who is an actual educational expert? Throughout Pakistan’s history many so called educational experts advised ineffective policies for education.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-11-18/page-15


Letters to the Editor


Ghost schools in our education system

There are approximately 12,000 ghost schools in Pakistan in spite of BECS (BasicEducation Community Schools) Project being run under the supervision of Ministry of Education, Pakistan is on the verge of education turmoil with 40,000 ghost teachers and more than 5000 ghost schools in Sindh alone despite an allocation of 145 billion PKR budget for Sindh’s education system. Punjab is also tormented by the curse of ghost schools, 460 out of 58000 school buildings are used for other purposes rather than education.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=279558


Laptop promises

Last year, the government announced that free laptops would be awarded to deserving students who have secured 78 percent or higher in the annual matriculation board exams. In 2013, officials kept this promise and rewarded students in 2013.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-352098-Laptop-promises


FPSC in Larkana

The Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) conducts various tests and exams for general recruitment throughout the country on a regular basis. Currently, the FPSC has only two test centres in the entire Sindh province, in Karachi and Sukkur . Candidates belonging to the remote areas of Sindh have even missed their exams due to time and transportation problems.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-352103-FPSC-in-Larkana


Saving lives of school children

Resident of Sindh jamaat cooperative society and neighbouring areas staged a demonstration in front of Karachi press club on November 13 to protest the killing of a nine year old school girl, Aqsa Panhwar.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201011190176&EN_ID=11201011190056&EMID=11201011190025


Medium for change

Education is an important medium for change in society. Every individual has the right to obtain an education. Pakistan has one of the lowest rates of literacy in the world, with over half of its youth not being enrolled in school. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-351813-Medium-for-change

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Loss of National Development Project will not be tolerated: Amjad Ali

Peshawar: The Special Assistant to Chief Minister for Housing Amjad Ali said we will never tolerate loss in National Development Projects. He shared this view during the inspection of Middle School Dagai Swat building's construction work and found that there are using sub-standard material in the construction work. He showed his displeasure upon this work.

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

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


Show-cause notices issued to EDO male and female for not attending meeting

Peshawar: A meeting of Progress Review Committee was held under the chair of Arbab Jehandad Dedak Chairman. The Chairman showed his annoyance on the absence of EDO male and female and issued him show cause notices..

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

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103183004&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151119

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


Mingora: DEO raid on schools; staff suspended

Mingora: The District Education Officer Swat suspended the school staff including teachers for the closure of the school before closing timing. He raided Government Primary School Uch Khawar Khawaza Khela and found the school to be closed.

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


Owners of private schools looting students and also not paying the taxes

Charsadda: The owners of the private schools of Charsadda are looting the students and also not paying any tax to the state. The average and poor people are having the feeling of deprivation and waiting the implementation of the Prime Minister Education Policies reforms.

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


Closure of 15 girl’s colleges’ subtle act of government

Peshawar: The Pakistan Muslim League (N) Provincial Chief Organizer MPA Sobia Khan criticized the Frontier Education Foundation 15 girl’s colleges in the province. He said this act of government dooms the future of the 500 girls students.

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



Demand for up gradation of Primary School Qilli Muhammad Hussain Sajid

Basemah: A student namely Mr. Liaquat Humraz Sumalani said in newspaper statement that Primary School Qilli Muhammad Hussain sajid Basemah should be upgraded to middle school. He said after primary schoolchildren are leaving education because of unavailability of middle schools in the area. He demanded from government to upgrade the primary school into middle.

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


Educational standard declines due to governmental steps: ANP

District Quetta: A delegation of Iqra School Association met with President ANP district Quetta Mr. Malik Ibrahim and briefed him about terms and conditions of BEF and Directorate of Education. Delegation said governmental steps are deteriorating educational system instead of bringing remarkable development. ANP district leadership ensured the delegation for support at any platform.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-19-2015/quetta/page2.asp


War against class-based education system will continue: Islami Jameat Tulba

District Quetta: The Provincial Administrator Islami Jamiat-e-Tulba Mr. Usman Kakar said that after success of signature campaign, students and public have showed their will for implementation of unanimous education system. 

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-19-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Recruitment should be held on merit: JTI Nazriyati

District Quetta: Provincial convener JTI Nazriyati Mr.Asmatullah along with other leaders demanded in statement from Provincial Secretary Education to monitor the recruitment process by himself for transparency and merit. They said new District Education Officer should be appointed soon. Due to change in merit list, legitimate candidates are suffering a lot.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-19-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Balochistan Education Foundation should focus more on schools: Governor

District Quetta: Governor Balochistan Mr. Muhammad Khan Achakzai appreciated the role of Baluchistan Education Foundation in propagation of education in far flung areas of Baluchistan. He said more community schools should be made in Baluchistan and more focus should be paid towards education propagation. Education is sole way to success, he said.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103182943&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151119



Nepotism at peak in Education Department Mastoong: Haji Niaz

District Mastoong: Social tribal leader Mr. Haji Niaz Muhammad Sarangzai said nepotism in Education Department Mastoong is at its peak. Government has ruined the NTS name due to injustice and violation of merit. Education officials and clerks have violated services rules and favoring to near and dear. He demanded from high officials to take notice of such mishaps and injustice.

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




Moral nourishing important in addition to good education, says Core Commander Multan

District Multan: Lt. Gen. Mr. Ashfaq Nadeem while addressing a prize distribution ceremony at the Army Public Schools and Colleges and Garrison Education System said that in addition to good education, moral nourishing of students was also important. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-19/page-08


Danish Boys School Chishtian held first position among Danish Schools Competitions

District Bahawalnagar: Danish Boys School Chishtian took first position in the Literary and Sports Competitions of Punjab Danish Schools. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 15


Cholistani Schools without buildings; teachers absent; fake monitoring reports

District Bahawalpur: Cholistani schools are without buildings and children are compelled to sit under the open sky, Teachers are habitual absentees and the monitoring teams are submitting fake reports of excellence by taking money from teachers. Teachers have sourced out their jobs by paying RS.4000/- per month to unqualified persons.

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


Matric student with lungs infection, parents appeal for help treatment

District Rajanpur: Saba Iqbal, a student of Matric has lungs infection and her parent cannot afford her treatment and have appealed to the philanthropists to help in the treatment of their daughter. Saba Iqbal told the press that she wants to become a doctor to help the poor, but at the moment her own parents do not have money for her treatment.   

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


Arts and Crafts exhibition held at Sadiq College Women University

District Bahawalpur: An Arts and Exhibition was held at the Fashion, Art & Design, Sadiq College Women University and it was inaugurated by the VC Dr. Talat Afza.  The girls had exhibited paintings, sculptures, and other art works. The VC appreciated the efforts of the students and presented them certificates. 

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


English speech competitions

District Rahim Yar Khan: Mohammed Riaz, Headmaster, Government High School Dalana, Ahmedpur Lammah, District Rahim Yar Khan presented prizes to the winners of English speech competitions.  

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan,Page No. 8


Students sex video scandal; influential politicians protecting culprits

District Bahawalpur: Sher Ali and Mohammed Saeed, 12 year-old students who had been working in the fruit market and several shop owners had been molesting them for the past two years and also made their video. Both students reported the matter to local police.  There are reports that the influential politicians have become active to save the culprits.   

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan,Page No. 8


Punishing teachers was unjust

District Rahim Yar Khan: Ahsan ul Haq, District President of Teachers Union said that it was very unjust to punish teachers on the basis of Monitoring Report and that the Officials of the Education Department had adopted anti-teachers policies.   

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan,Page No. 2


Khawaja Fareed Engineering & IT University was a gift for South Punjab

District Rahim Yar Khan: Khusro Bakhtiyar, MNA and Chairman, Steering Committee, Khawaja Fareed Engineering & IT University, Rahim Yar Khan, while presiding a meeting of the said Steering Committee said that this University was a great gift of CM Punjab for the South Punjab.  He also said that all the obstacles to the construction and completion of the University will soon be removed.


Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 8




Pact to establish libraries for teachers in schools of Sukkur Division

District Sukkur: A pact has been signed between Sindh Government and Pakistan Institute of Policy Research to establish libraries for teachers in schools of Sukkur Division. The pact has been signed by Commissioner  Sukkur Mr. Abbas Baloch and Chief Executive Indus Cottage Libraries Mr. Agha Noor Muhammad. The Pakistan Institute of Policy research would provide books on payment of 30%.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130332348&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151119



Entry test held at Shah Abdul Latif University

District Khairpur Mirs: Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur conducted entry test for the year 2016 in different programs, Ms, M.Phil, LLB and others.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130332343&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151119



Villagers protest against transfer of teacher

District Khairpur Mir: The residents of village Haji Mubarak near Hingorja protested against illegal transfer of school teachers and closure of the primary school. They declared that supervisor has transferred teacher to another school while keeping the school closed. They demanded from higher authorities to take notice of the issue and restore it.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130332399&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151119


Degree College Larkana under problem of mismanagement

District Larkana: The SPLA unit Government Degree College has alleged that principal of the college grabs funds of the college and has brought college to financial ruins. The principal does not attend college and threatens students by bringing armed persons. They also alleged that principal does not take classes, being a Physics professor. They have demanded from Chief Secretary Sindh and Secretary Education to take notice of the issue and take action against corrupt principal.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130332459&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151119



Teachers continued protest on 9th day against nonpayment of salaries

District Khairpur Mirs: Around 314 Teachers of other cadre continued hunger strike on 9th day before session court. The protestors demanded for releasing of their salaries from Chief Secretary Sindh and Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-11-19/news/page3/1%20(60).htm



Rally for promotion of education with cooperation of USAID

A meeting was held at Government Primary and High School Garhi Hassan with the cooperation of USAID. Number of citizens and students attended the meeting and hold a rally for promotion of education; they gathered at Main Primary School where MPA Mr. Suhrab Sarki, Mr. Liquat Ali Shah, Mr. Saqlen Hyder and others addressed and praised the step of USAID for promotion of education in sindh.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-11-19/news/page3/1%20(12).htm


Shortage of basic facilities in primary school

District Khairpur Mirs: There is acute shortage of basic facilities of drinking water, compound wall, furniture and other at government Primary School village Wadial Shah Mosvi near Salihpat. Students have to face difficulties while attending the school due to insufficient basic facilities.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_19112015020222.jpg


Students protested against teachers

District Larkana: The Students of Government Primary School village Karani near Taluka Dokri protested against their teachers who are not fulfilling their duties in the school. The parents' action committee and others gathered before press club and demanded for action against teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_19112015020604.jpg


Ex- cadre appointments in education department illegal: Supreme Court

Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has demanded answer from Chief Secretary Sindh and Secretary Education Sindh while taking notice of notification of appointments of officers through management cadre system in education department. The Court has inquired that through what laws, ex-cadre officers are appointed in education department, and why those officers are being offered special allowances. The court has announced stay against the appointments.


Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Nov/19-11-2015/Page1/P1-32.jpg