Schools reopen across K-P today
Government and private schools in various parts of the province will reopen on Tuesday (today) after three months of summer vacations. A majority of private schools have already re-opened in some districts, however, in Chitral district, vacations have been extended for another two weeks in view of the devastation caused in the region by heavy rain and flash floods
'Samosa' vendor's son clinches top spot in FSc from Malakand
Reality can be much stranger than anything that fiction can muster, which is probably why none of us could have imagined how the son of a samoosa vendor from Malakand can top the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) examinations.
Appointment order of KGMC principal held in abeyance
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department has decided to hold in abeyance the appointment order of principal of Khyber Girls Medical College following objections by the Board of Governors (BoG), which says that it is its authority to take such decisions after the implementation of the Health Reforms Act, 2015.
Students protest for scholarships
Students of Elementary colleges protested for provision of scholarships. They protested in front of DC office Qilla Saifullah. They had successful dialogues with the DC and Commissioner. These official ensured students for their demands.
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NEF scholarships to facilitate teachers’ children
National Education Foundation (NEF) has announced scholarships for year 2015 to facilitate children of in service retired and deceased federal government teachers. Hundreds of teachers their children and students who are eligible for scholarships have rushed to NEF office to submit their applications for the purpose as last date for scholarship 2015 application is August 31 (Monday).
Incentives for out-of-school children demanded
Nasir Amin, in charge NEMIS addressed a seminar on `Monitoring & Evaluation in Education Sector under Proposed Sustainable Development Goals`. The seminar was jointly organised by SDPI and the AlifAlian here at a local hotel.
Schooling for girls worldwide to be assessed using new index
An advocacy group set up by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and Foreign Policy Magazine are launching an annual index to assess the availability and quality of education for girls around the world, organizers said on Monday.
CDWP approves 800 scholarships for held Kashmir students
The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting, which held under chairmanship of Federal Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal, approved award of 800 scholarships to students from the IHK under prime minister’s directive at the cost of Rs940.97 million.
Entry test difficult to clear by medical candidates
The government has recently conducted the entry test for admissions to medical college. Most of the questions were out of course. Therefore, students and their parents are protesting against it and demanding to retrieve to end the entry tests.
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Notification against private schools for high fees
Musabkati commission has taken notice of high fees charged by private schools. Commission sent notification to all private schools for their explanations for high fees.
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NUML awards first-ever MPhil degree in Hindi
The National University of Modern Languages (NUML) has become pioneer in awarding Pakistan’s first MPhil degree in Hindi, says a press release. Ms. Shahin Zafar, a student of Hindi language, is the first-ever student of any Pakistani university who succeeded in getting an MPhil degree in Hindi.
WHO,IIUI team up to devise new strategy to eradicate polio
The International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Prime Minister’s Polio Monitoring and Coordination Cell has devised a strategy to launch a campaign for polio eradication.
New PMDC legislation to help provide quality medical education: Saira Afzal
Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar has said that the new management committee of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has been given full powers in order to ensure transparency and merit.
Lahore Education Conference 2015
KWO and Alif Ailaan campaign are organizing the Lahore Education Conference at UMT Lahore on September 10th.
Punjab CS orders DCOs to start construction work
Punjab Chief Secretary Khizar Hayat Gondal has directed district coordination officers (DCOs) that construction work of dilapidated buildings of government schools be started immediately. The Punjab chief secretary (CS) issued this direction while chairing a high-level meeting at the Civil Secretariat on Monday.
Parents thrash headmaster over poor results
Scores of parents and area people manhandled on Monday the headmaster of the Government High School, Lalpur Basti Malook, for showing poor results in class IX board results.
PEF will benefit from PITB expertise
The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) will benefit from technological expertise of the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) to further develop and strengthen its system and to improve organisational efficiency for meeting targets aiming at enrolling 2.8 million mostly out-of-school and dropout children in Punjab by 2018.
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The provision of free books and uniform
The Head of Saeed Alfalah Literacy Center, Shameem Saeed, said that they are providing free books, bags and uniforms to deserving students. In 2013, around 47 students were enrolled in this center and now this number has increased up to 80.
Missing facilities in schools
The students in Workers Welfare School are facing problems due to missing basic facilities in school like transportation problems and security mismanagements. The school principal said that the financial constraints are the reasons behind these issues.
Targeting 95% enrolments
Government of Punjab achieved almost 90% enrollments in schools. Now they are targeting 95% enrolments. In this regard the government approved to hire the staff on emergency basis. The government is also spending almost 8 billion for schools infrastructure.
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No school in Manga Mandi
A village, Nano Dogar, in Manga Mandi has no girl’s’ school there. A girls’ primary school in Nano Dogar Araiyan is nonfunctional form past 10 years. A hefty amount of funds has been spent on this school, but the educational activities couldn’t be started here.
Schools will be allowed to make spending decisions
Public schools in the province will be allowed to spend their non-salary budget in accordance with their needs from this year, Qamar ul Islam Raja. chairman of the Punjab Assembly Standing Committee on Education and the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF), told The Express Tribune on Monday.
Punjab govt removes 36 literacy officers
The Punjab government has removed 36 district training and literacy officers (DTLOs) after it abruptly abandoned a project aimed at training teachers, monitoring development and literacy schemes and educational activities in 36 districts of the province.
The Punjab University on Monday declared the results of B.Com Part-H annual examination 2015. At least 32,703 candidates appeared in the exam. Boys and girls pass percentage is 39.8 and 55.8, respectively.
The security in schools
The Secretary School Punjab Education, Abdul Jabbar, said that we are working to make sure the provision of basic facilities in schools and raise the enrolment.
Scholarships for minorities
Muhammad Siddique Farooq announced 10 lakhs for scholarships specifically for students belonging to Sikh community. A committee will make sure the distribution of this fund is on merit bases.
Teachers association protesting against reallocation
Government started reallocation of teachers. Teachers being transferred from schools with low enrollments. Teachers association is protesting against these allocations. Most of the teachers were transferred from rural areas.
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LHC Handling the case of Fatima Jinnah Medical College
Lahore High Court said to Punjab University that the university should handle the reference of Fatima Jinnah Medical College. Fatima Jinnah Medical College got status of university but till now it has not complete the infrastructure according to University standards.
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Seraiki, Punjabi won’t be taught at Emerson College Multan!
The aspirants seeking admission in Govt Emerson College on Monday protested against the administration for forcing them not to adopt regional languages Punjabi and Seraiki as compulsory or optional subjects. The majority of students prefer Punjabi and Seraiki languages balancing their marks sheet and adopt subjects with the combination of others in BA (third year).
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-337630-MULTAN-City-News
Reforms key to country’s progress: Ahsan Iqbal
Emphasizing the need for development of human resource, which is key for inclusive and sustainable growth Ahsan Iqbal said that holistic approach is needed for HR development by synergizing the efforts on education, health, nutrition, population etc. We have to create world class education system to survive in new knowledge revolution age. Government launched innovate initiatives with highest funding for education related programme; he said.
Vacant GCU research chairs show lack of interest
Six of the eight research chairs at the Government College University (GCU) here have been lying vacant for around a decade, it was learnt. This anomaly surfaced during the maiden meeting of GCU`s newly appointed Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah with the university`s academic and administrative heads over the weekend, a source told Dawn on Monday.
Raise the quota in medical colleges
Zubair Hafeez of Islami Jamiat Tulba-e-Pakistan suggested raising the admission quota in medical colleges to meet the shortfall of doctors.
CM takes notice of students injury in accident
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has sought a report of the incident of injury to students and their teacher in a traffic accident near Haroonabad. The Chief Minister ordered an inquiry into the incident and provision of best treatment facilities to the injured teacher and students.
PU scholar's research lauded
Assistant Professor of Punjab University Centre for Coal Technology Dr Muhammad Usman Rahim has completed his PhD from Australia’s Curtin University on the topic of "Quantification of chlorine in solid fuels and its release behaviour during pyrolysis".
City to get 10 more handicraft schools
The government will establish ten Handicraft Schools during the current fiscal, according to Social Welfare Department of City District Government Lahore. At present, there are 64 handicraft schools which are already functional and a large number of women have attained and many are still attaining training of stitching to become effective members of society.
Uncertainty over medical college recognition
A number of students of the Ghazi Medical College, Dera Ghazi Khan, on Tuesday demanded Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) recognition for their institution.
UVAS training workshop concludes
A two-day training workshop “Zoo Animals Keeping, Zoonoses and Bio-Safety Measures” concluded at the University of Veterinary and Animals Sciences (UVAS) here on Monday. The workshop was aimed to educate the participants about Zoonotic and infectious diseases that can be transmitted from wild, zoo and pet animals to humans or from humans to wild, zoo or pet animals.
The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has announced the dates to submit registration form for private candidates of arts and commerce groups. Candidates of arts and commerce seeking re-enrolment as well as the first-time candidates of science, commerce and arts groups can submit their registration forms with a fee of Rs1,750 from September 1st to November 2nd.
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Students to be educated about dengue dangers
The Sindh health minister has announced plans for distribution of 500,000 pamphlets on dengue awareness in all government and private schools of Karachi. In a statement issued on Monday, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, said the respective administrators and directors of private and government schools were taken into confidence prior to the launch of the awareness campaign.
Youth commits suicide after killing classmate in Karachi school
According to police, a student shot dead his female classmate before committing suicide in the class room of a private school located in Patel Para area of the city near Gurumandir.
Thal inhabitants grappling with host of problems
The educational institutions of the Thal are also facing a lot of problems. There are many teaching staff posts lying vacant not only in boys and girls colleges but also in secondary, elementary and primary schools. There is lack of vocational institutes in Thal, that is why there is unemployment and poverty.
Dissolving Education Dept
Acting director schools, education department Karachi, said that the department is working under non-permanent director. It needs a regular director. It cannot be dissolved into two parts.
Intermediate results by Larkana Board
Education Board of Larkana has declared intermediate science and arts results. 7724 out of 10419 students have been successful.
Teachers protesting for up gradations
Primary teachers associations are protesting for their promotions to grade 16. They demanded to change the education secretary. They also said to hold the hunger strike for their rights.
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International Literacy Day:Rotary Club plans week-long activities
With respect to the International Literacy Day, annually commemorated on September 8, the Rotary Club on Monday announced to observe a ‘Literacy Week’, starting September 1. Addressing a press conference, Rotary District Governor Jahangir Moghul informed the ‘Rotary’s Total Literacy Mission, would hold activities through the club’s TEACH programme.
Sindh ready to geotag all seminanes within next two weeks
The Sindh government has informed the National CounterTerrorism Authority (Nacta) in Islamabad that it will complete geotagging of around 10,000 madressahs in the province within two weeks, it emerged on Monday.
At NED’s Open Day, ‘big disciplines’confuse prospective engineers
There was a buzz at the NED University of Engineering and Technology on Monday. The varsity administration had opened up its premises for prospective students and their parents to let them explore its myriad of departments and attend various career-orientated sessions.
Panic after cracker blast near private varsity
Two people were injured when assailants opened fire and threw crackers near a private university in Gulistan-i-Jauhar on Monday evening, causing fear and panicin the nearby localities. `Assailants threw two crackers which landed near the boundary wall of Habib University,` said Gulshan SP Abid Qaimlchani.
Where there’s a will, there is a way, proves Iqra University
The administration of Iqra University (IU) constructed a service lane in front of their main campus leading to their Executive Development Centre (EDC) campus on their own on Sunday. The road, which has been run-down for years, was being further damaged by the accumulated sewage water from the surrounding neighbourhood.
Designed for Robots by Muhammad Hamid Zaman
The fundamental limitation of our education system is that it does not believe in any second chances. The recent, heart-breaking revelations by Akif Azeem, a young brave survivor of the APS tragedy, about how the education system failed him, is a dark reminder about the absurd and punitive rigidity of our education system.
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Education and Only Education by Ali Moeen Nawazish
Pakistan is facing a lot of expenses of education. The government is executing their campaign of education emergency.
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Low raking of Higher Education by Wusat-ul-Allah Khan
Education is the backbone of the development in a country. There is a lot of work in Pakistan to improve the education in system. But unfortunately, no university here can make a position in the top global rating. The Times Higher Education World University published a ranking. According to that ranking, universities of USA and UK are among top universities.
Letters to the Editor
In Balochistan, over 400 government schoolteachers have been suspended by the government of Balochistan for being absent from their school duties for a long time. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is investigating these teachers.
It is a very pleasant moment that an eminent magazine The Economist has appreciated an ongoing project by the Pakistan Education Foundation (PEF) in the education sector. The magazine conducted a survey of different projects in several countries like India, Nigeria, Mexico and Pakistan.
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/01-Sep-2015/pef-s-efforts
Female students remained dominant in NTS test
Peshawar: NTS test was held for Class 5th in which 290886 students participated and the percentage of passing was 89% in which 45% girls and 44% boys got success whereas 11% students have shown a disappointed result.
Workshop held at Government Higher Secondary School no.1 Kohat
Usterzai: A Workshop was held at Government Higher Secondary School no.1 Kohat with the supervision of Allama Iqbal Open University in which trained and experienced teachers guided the students.
Government Girls Primary School Narri Jehangira lacks basic facilities
Jehangira: There is lack of facilities in Government Girls Primary School Narri Jahangira. Even a washroom for girls and clean water for drinking isn’t available. The School consists of only two classrooms where students from class 1 to class 7 study. Furniture provided to students is also not enough due to which students are so disturbed. The Chairman Village Council Zamir Khan said that despite that entire situation government is not taking any action.
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Literary program held at Government Centennial Model School
Ladi Kotal: A literary program was held at Government Centennial Model School of District Ladi Kotal which was attended by teachers, students and elders of the area and Vice Principal of School Kaleem-ul-llah Shinwari was the chief guest. He said in a ceremony that these ceremonies are worthy and the performance of teachers’ is appreciable. Later on he distributed prizes among students.
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DEO sudden visit to school; 4 absent teachers fired
District Dalbandin: District Education Officer Chaghi suddenly visited schools and fired 4 absent teachers. He said absenteeism of teachers will not be tolerated and absent teachers will be treated harshly according to law.
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Hard proceedings going on against ghost teachers: Saboor Kakar
District Qilla Saifullah: The Secretary Education Baluchistan Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar suddenly visited girls and boys school of Muslim Bagh and said it is mission of Balochistan Government to raise educational standard in province and absenteeism of teachers will not be tolerated any more.
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Students should perform their responsibilities fully: Willian Barkat
District Quetta: MPA Waleem Barkat said due to standard education nations can include themselves in the row of developed nations. He inaugurated science & computer labs from MPA funds. He advised students to take keen interest in education to coup the challenges of modern age.
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Eligible candidates neglected in faculty of Pharmacy admissions: PPA
District Quetta: Pakistan Pharmacy Association said eligible candidates are neglected in admissions of faculty of pharmacy in Balochistan University through planned game. Questionnaires were given a few days before test to favorite candidates which are violation of merit & admission rights. Candidates demanded from Government to re-conduct M.Phil admission test.
Campaign will be started against elimination of educational decline: IJT
District Quetta: The administrator Islami Jameat Tulba Balochistan Mr. Muhammad Usman Kakar said that students are the future of nation and for eternal success in the field of education; corruption should be eliminated all over the country. He said the government should perform practically instead of hallow slogans of educational emergency.
Students face problems due to increasing of admission fees at government college Usta Muhammad
District Jafferabad: Mr. Ghulam Dastageer Baloch of Baloch Student organization Usta Muhammad zone and others said that in the Government Boys College extra fees of 2260 is charged instead of 1500 which has created tension for the poor students. They demanded from High Officials of Education department to take effective measures to reduce the fees structure.
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Scholarships should be awarded to the poor and eligible students
District Quetta: The General Secretary Baluchistan Mutahida Mahaz Mr. Zahoor Ahmed and others said in joint statement that scholarships are the right of poor and eligible students; nepotism in this regard is violation of rights of the poor students. They said all scholarships should be distributed among poor and eligible students.
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Providing Qualitative Education to youth national duty: Younis Baloch
District Quetta: The Deputy Mayer Quetta Metropolitan Corporation Mr. Muhammad Younis Baloch has said that providing qualitative Education to the youth is our prime duty. While he added that living in limited resources financial institutional help will continue.
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School heads authorized to appoint ad hoc teachers and employees
District Lahore: The Education Ministry Punjab has authorized all school heads to appoint ad hoc teachers and staff. All headmasters and headmistresses have been non-salary budget of Rs.1000/- per student and school heads will be authorized to pay salaries to ad hock teachers and other staff from that budget.
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School boundary wall collapsed; students concerned about security
District Rahim Yar Khan: The boundary wall of Government Boys Primary School Punnon Jhallan collapsed due to substandard construction. This has caused security concern among students, teachers and parents.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan. Page No.10
MPA raises voice in Punjab Provincial Assembly against poor salaries of Teachers
District Multan: An MPA has raised voice in the Punjab Provincial Assembly against the low salary of RS.7000/- per month for teachers being appointed from the non-salary budget of schools. He has said that laborers have a minimum wage of RS.13000/- per month and teachers will be paid only RS.7000/- per month which is an injustice.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan. Page No.08
Teachers and Students protested against ceiling of Private School
District Multan: The teachers and students of Bounmari School held a protest rally against sealing of the said school. The school was sealed by the DCO and Education Department because the boundary wall of the said school had fallen due to heavy rains.
Complete Story: Daily Nayadaur, Multan. Page No.08
Punjab Education Department takes assistance from NGOs
District Dera Ghanzi Khan: Mr. Syed Rizwan Gillani District Manager NCHD Dera Ghazi Khan in a press release said that the Punjab Education Department had taken assistance from NCHD and UNICEF to improve the quality of Education at 1500 schools of Dera Ghazi Khan.
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School road becomes a pond of sewerage water
District Muzaffargarh: The residents of the area have demanded that the main road in front of Government Higher Secondary School Jhung Road Muzaffargarh has become a pond of sewerage water and it has become extremely difficult for 2000 Students to continue their educational activities. They said that the authorities must take action.
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P.T.Alif continued protests in different cities
Hyderabad: The Primary Teachers Association Members from Hyderabad, Tando Jam, Dadu, Mehar, Bahram and Arzi Bhutto continued their protests against secretary education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho for their demands. They demanded for releasing of salaries of NTS pass teachers, conveyance allowance and son cota.
Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.2
Raid on schools; show cause notice to 27 teachers
District Mirpurkhas: Taluka Education officer Shahdadpur visited different schools of the city and issued show cause notice to 27 ghost teachers. The teachers of government school Hyderi Imam Bargah, Urdu main school, Jan Muhammad Buriro and Mir Muhammad Kalhoro were absent from their duties.
ADC visited schools of Kadhro
District Sanghar: The Additional Deputy Commissioner Mr. Zuhaib Mushtaq visited 19 government primary schools in which he found the school closed and teachers were not present. He showed anger on the education officer and made them a phone call. He declared before the media that schools are nonfunctional due to carelessness of education department.
Villagers protested against land lord on his grabbing of school building
District Ghotki: The residents of village Momal Ji Mari protested against the local landlord on his grabbing of school building. They declared before the media that the landlord threatens them to attend school. They appealed the higher authorities to take notice of the issue.
Villagers protested for appointment of teacher in school
District Badin: The residents of village Piyaro Khan Lund protested for the appointment of teacher in their village school. They declared that school building is standing; the village children are compelled to work in fields and rare animals.
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Female students protested against extra fees in schools
Hyderabad: The female students of government high school Fatima Jinnah, high school Benazir and others from Tando Adam protested against charging extra fees in the name of enrolment. They said that eight hundred have been charged instead of six hundred.
Theater program for enrolment of children in schools
District Sanghar: A theater program was organized at Sanghar for the enrolment of children in schools where functional league member Mr. Faqeer Anwar Hussain, ADC Mr. Zuhaib Mushtaq, Mr. Majeed Mangrio from SDF, Mr. Rahmat ul Allah and other attend the program.
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Education standard in Sindh would to be improved: commissioner Hyderabad
Hyderabad: The Commissioner Hyderabad Mr. Sajad Hyder Shah has said that the standard of education in Sindh needs to be improved and for that along with government, other civil and private institutes should also play their part.
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Larkana education board declared intermediate result
District Larkana: The Education Board Larkana has declared the result of different groups, Pre- Medical, Pre- Engineering, Commerce and Humanities. Ms. Sandal Chandio stood first while taking 969 marks, Ms. Nosheen Abro on second position by taking 967 marks and Ms. Paras Golo on third position.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-09-01/news/page8/1%20(1).htm
Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.2
Villagers protested against usage of substandard material in construction
District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of village Gul Muhammad Hingoro protested against usage of substandard material in the construction work of school building. They demanded from higher authorities to take action against the corrupt contractor.