KP’s teachers should also be given time scale like Balochistan
Members of All Cadre Teachers Association have demanded that the teachers of KP should also be given time scale based promotions like Balochistan. They have also urged for filling up departmental postings on the vacant positions.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-03-01/page-3
‘KP govt strongly believes in women education’
Special Assistant to Chief Minister for Information and Higher Education Mushtaq Ahmad Ghanni on Monday said that the provincial government strongly believes in women education which is very important for creating awareness, forming social relationships and women to take part in politics, the legal system, human resource development and other important areas that can ensure their concerns and role in the economic development of the country.
At least 52% girls in KP not going to school
Although the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is investing heavily in the education sector, 52% girls and 21% boys are out of school across the province. This was stated in
Pakistan Education Statistics 2014-15, a report recently launched by Academy of Educational Planning and Management (AEPAM) in collaboration with Alif Ailaan.
‘Karak has 54 ghost schools’
Adviser to the chief minister on prison affairs Malik Qasim Khan Khattak on Monday said his constituency, Karak had 54 ghost schools, which questioned the performance of the education department.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1242777/karak-has-54-ghost-schools
GIK Institute’s quality enhancement cell gets top score
The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has placed Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) of the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology in the topmost “W” category with 94 per cent score, according to the faculty of the Institute.
Seminar in Preston University Peshawar
Preston University Peshawar held a seminar which was graced by AIG Mian Muhammad Asif as a Chief guest. The seminar covered the theme: “Role of Police in Bringing Peace in Pakistan”.
American University lauds Pakistani researcher
American University has made the research paper of Dr. Zafar ullah Khan a permanent part of its library. Dr. Zafar is a professor in Agriculture University Peshawar and has published 65 research papers in agricultural sciences.
Bio-metric system introduced to end cheating in exams
Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Balochistan has introduced the biometric system for reducing the cheating practice during matric exams. The students will mark their attendance through finger prints.
BUITEMS conducts Training Workshop
Closing ceremony of a capacity building workshop for the staff of BUITEMS was held yesterday. The purpose of workshop was to enhance the proficiency of staff and up-grade the standard of education in university.
Political recruitment's in education department
Education department of AJK has proved to be a living hell for the talented youth of Pakistan. New recruitment's are being made only upon the basis of political motives.
Most private schools closed today
Most private schools in the urban areas of the city will remain closed on Tuesday. Talking to Dawn, Private Schools Association president Zofran Elahi said the schools would be closed would include Beacon house School System, Roots, Islamabad Convent School, Lahore Grammar School, Frobel’s International, City School, Head start and others.
Parents worried about safety of school children
Although the government has taken all possible measures to maintain law and order situation amid protests in the twin cities against hanging of Mumtaz Qadri, parents feel worried about safety of their school-going children.
250m Rupees is the amount the National Testing service has collected from 543,000 candidates who have applied for 3,362 posts of teachers in Punjab public schools.
Sokoto State University Delegate Visits AIOU
An eleven member delegate from Sokoto State University, Nigeria visited Allama Iqbal Open University yesterday. The delegate signed a MoU with the University Professional Development and promotion of research.
Exemption from permission of parent University for Up-gradation of sub-campuses
Chairman HEC, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed has exempted the sub-campuses from getting permission of Parent University to get up-gradations. HEC doesn’t think it necessary that private partner sub-campuses should get such permissions.
PMDC getting strict on Medical Colleges
PMDC has directed all the medical colleges of country to provide proper learning facilities to the students and follow other rules and regulations of the registration process.
PhD matters: Fake it if you can’t make it
ISLAMABAD: Dr. Maria Sultan recently pointed towards a peculiar paradox. It is simply ironic that Pakistan has no great thinker in the social sciences of Dr. Allama Iqbal’s caliber who had conceived the idea of this nation-state, she said, attributing this sorry affair to the lack of research.
Private schools to remain close today
All Pakistan Private Schools Association has announced that the private schools of Rawalpindi division will remain closed today. Those schools which have papers today will conduct the papers tomorrow.
Reshuffling of school Heads
Education Department, Govt. of Punjab has decided to reshuffle the school heads which have been on the same post for past three years or more.
PEF partner schools demand for loans
PEF partners have put forth the demand that they should be given loans for building infrastructure at easy conditions. They have also urged the govt. to solve the issues being faced by the PEF schools. Moreover, the categorization of schools should be based upon the fees they charge rather than their covered areas.
Injustice with teachers
Office bearers of Punjab Teachers Union have stressed that Punjab govt. is treating the teachers like a step child. Clerical staff has been promoted but the teachers are still waiting for their turn to get up-graded.
Grade 8 papers being marked by grade 5 teachers
It has been revealed that the papers of Grade 8 are being marked by the primary school teachers. PTC teachers are checking the papers of those subjects which they have never taught.
Matriculation exams to start from today
Matric exams will start today in all over Punjab. There will be restriction on taking any sort of helping material, books, calculators and weapons in the examination center. Paper in 65 centers has been delayed due to security condition. It will be conducted on 4th April.
An education for all
375 children of nomad families in Cholistan study at 10 mobile schools set up by the Punjab Education Foundation almost 250km away from Bahawalpur City. The Schools are run in collaboration with the Cholistan Development Authority.
33,622 vacant posts for teachers
The recruitment process for 33,622 vacant posts in Punjab will start from the month of March. NTS Test will start from 15th March. Female candidates have been given relaxation of two years.
Orange line train public welfare project: Pervaiz
Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) is focusing to provide all the basic requirements to the common man, such as health, education, transport and infrastructure. He said that some Rs 27 billion would be spent for providing clean drinking water to the people of Punjab.
Growth not possible without Good Quality Teaching
Vice Chancellor, UET Lahore, Dr. Afzal Ahmad Khalid has said that UET is a quality university and is striving to provide human resource according to the market needs. But growth is not possible without introducing high quality teaching practices.
TEVTA to provide solar technology training to teachers and students
TEVTA will provide solar technology training to serving teachers and unemployed youth in collaboration with New Green Power Company, Taiwan. TEVTA has already given training about solar technology to its 50 instructors.
Design for Knowledge Park to be Finalized Soon
Lahore Knowledge Park and Usmani and Co have entered into an agreement for making and finalizing the master plan and design of the Knowledge Park. Lahore Knowledge Park is being touted as a revolutionary step for education in Pakistan.
Seminar on AIDS
Provincial AIDS Control Programme (PACP) from the Punjab Health Department in collaboration with the Government College for Women, Gulberg, organised on Monday an awareness seminar on HIV/AIDS at the college auditorium on Monday.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1242831/seminar-on-aids
Will Urdu ever become official language?
Lahore - Will Urdu be ever adopted as official language in accordance with the Supreme Court verdict of September 8? Is the judgment applicable to the apex court? Senior lawyers have divergent views on both the issues, so it is difficult to conclude what the actual situation is.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-03-01/page-3/detail-2
Breach of HEC affiliation rules by Arid Agriculture University
Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agricultural University, Rawalpindi violates affiliation criteria of Higher Education Commission (HEC) while granting affiliation to several educational institutions whereas the Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana has formed a committee to investigate the matter. While answering to a question in the National Assembly, the State Minister for Federal and Professional Education Engineer Baligh-ur-Rahman stated that the university granted a joint Venture and affiliation to various educational institutions with the approval of university syndicate without having No Objection Certificate (NOC) from HEC.
Efficiency of existing infrastructure can better aid growth
Evidence from more than a hundred countries with different cultures and economic systems shows high school and college education coupled with adequate state provided healthcare facilities greatly raises a person’s income. This is even after netting out direct and indirect costs of schooling, and even after adjusting for the fact that people with more education tend to have higher IQs and better-educated, richer parents.
Teaching Communication Skills A to Z – a literary innovation
“Teaching Communication Skills A to Z” is the first book length work by a Pakistani author that is meaningful and adopts a practical approach. The book is based on recent researches in the areas of English Language Teaching and applied linguistics.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-03-01/page-14/detail-0
Control room for security of schools
President of Private Schools Association, Syed Shehzad Akhter has said that in order to improve the security of schools, police control rooms should be formed at the regional levels under the supervision of Rangers. He has also made a demand to security agencies to provide weapons for the private schools.
BVS Parsi School excels at scrabble
The Horlicks 17th Inter School Scrabble Championship turned out to be another monstrous event with over 750 players participating under one roof, at Ramada Plaza, here on Sunday.
Quality education in MAJU
Senior Professor of Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Dr. Zubair Sheikh has said that quality enhancement should be the basic element of every university. MAJU is also famous for its unparalleled quality of education.
Teachers’ literature festival encourages learning needs
The CEO of Children Literature Festival (CLF), Maham Ali said “our mission is to provide quality education to all children from all backgrounds without any discriminates.
Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201603/01/karachi.php
Convention of University teachers By Dr. Naveed Iqbal Ansari
It was expected that after the 18th Amendment, the control of universities would be transferred to the provinces. But right now there are no chances that universities would be controlled by the provincial HECs.
This is apropos the news ‘experts find flaws with HEC’s varsity ranking’ (Feb 28). Endirsing the views, it is elaborated that the Higher Education Commission has so far conducted five rankings of rankings of Pakistani universities according to chronological details given below: First ranking in October 2006; second ranking for 2010 released on Feb 23, 2012; third ranking on July 5, 2012,fourth ranking on Feb 23, 2015 and the fifth ranking on Feb 23, 2016.
Private school mafia
The representative bodies of private schools have decried the passage of the Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Promotion and Regulation) Amendment Bill. The bill was passed by the Punjab Assembly on February 26. It aims to regulate private schools in the province.
HEC ranking by Muhammad Hassam Siddiqi
Sir: the Higher Education commission of Pakistan (HEC) has recently unveiled its Higher Education Institution’s Ranking List for 2015. This ranking list has caused great chaos in academia for various reasons.
Is education the priority of govt.? By Asif Ali Bhatti
Till when our leaders will continue to ignore the importance of education, streamline the resources towards unnecessary purposes and maintain the educational system accessible only for riches?
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Four E’s of PML-N
As regards the fourth E i.e. education, the government has been blamed for showing less commitment to it during the last two and half years by its critics. Nevertheless the criticism was devoid of contextual relevance and conveniently neglected the compulsions in prioritisation of the E’s.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/101661-Four-Es-of-PML-N
Out of school children By Aqil Peerjan
According to a government report, 24 million children are still out of schools in Pakistan. It is worst in Baluchistan province which has 70% of these out of school children.
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Disrespect to teachers By Syed Najaf Raza
The students themselves are damaging their education because they do not care about the wisdom of their teachers. Making false noises during the class in front of the teachers, taunting the teachers, abusing the teacher on his back is normal.
Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201603/01/comments-2.php
The HEC Ranking trap by Muhammad Hamid Zaman
Let me share my beliefs when it comes to higher education in Pakistan. First, I believe that higher education is an absolute must for our growth and development. Second, I also believe that HEC is an important national institution and the mission of the organisation, to promote a culture of innovation, scholarship and inquiry, is an important one.
Letters to the Editor
Environment of academic institutes
I want to bring the attention of our leaders towards the deteriorating environment in academic institutes. The aura of any place has very vast impact on the personality of anyone.
Political intervention in academic institutes
It is very disappointing that political interventions in academic institutes are increasing with every coming day. Educational activities are being disturbed because of those interventions.
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Discrimination against teachers
Govt. of Punjab has upgraded the clerical staff of academic institutes. But keeping the teachers deprived of promotions is a sheer injustice with the teachers.
Sherpao chairs meeting to review school security
Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Irrigation and Social Welfare, Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Sherpao said that the present provincial government aimed at giving educational facilities to everyone without any discrimination, adding that a huge amount was being spent on improvement of educational institutions and quality of education. All this was being done to enable the students from poor backgrounds to gain quality education and bringing about meaningful changes in their life.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.8
Steps taken for technical education are pleasant
Peshawar: The Technical Vocational Teachers Association Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has welcomed the decision of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Vocational Education, showing their firm to be with him in that decision, further stating that the best way to resolve their issues is possible by providing security and promotions for vocational teachers.
Peshawar University rescinds self-finance scheme and evening shift
Peshawar: The Peshawar University has withdrawn the Self finance scheme and evening shift and will not allow anyone to take admission in it. This decision will now deprive almost 9 thousand students from University admission, because every year, almost 9 thousand students get admission through that way.
Principal’s illegal demand causes student’s migration
Peshawar: The principal Fahad High School demanded the student who was a chief proctor to have friendship with his friend, named Mr. Pervaiz. By denying Principal’s order student was migrated to a local government school Pahari Pura.
Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx
Society cannot succeed without Education
Bajaur Agency: The Agency Education Officer, Mr. Muhammad Asam Khan said that without education the area cannot get success, because education is the basic need of society and is the key to success, which can make society prosperous. He further added that they are trying hard to facilitate schools and now the availability of first aid box has started in schools.
Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=10
FATA teachers still deprived of right of up gradation
Lower Dir: All FATA Teachers Association urgent meeting held, in which the decision was taken that if FATA teachers up gradation won’t be issued in a few days, then they will hold a great protest. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Teachers up gradation was started in July 2012, but still FATA teachers have not got that right.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.5
Teachers warn a threat of protest
Bannu: Against the discriminatory behavior with Bannu Board and corruption of Agency Education Office, the North Waziristan Teachers meeting was held under the chair of Mr. Syed Asal Jan announcing to protest against the situation. They further added that Agency Education office is having so cruel behavior with the teachers. They were neglected to assigned duties in examination and also the victim of their illegal cutting from their salary which is unacceptable.
Complete Story: Daily Aaj, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.3
Protest against school closure in Nowshera
Nowshera: The sealing of a primary school by the Cantonment Board continued to trigger protests on the second consecutive day here on Saturday. The Cantonment Board Nowshera sealed the Government Primary School No-1 on the Cavalry Road opposite the Bus Stand in the Cantonment area on Thursday night. The students and teachers held their morning assembly on the road on Friday, when they found the Cantonment Board employees outside the sealed school. Head teacher of the school and provincial president of the nationalist Malgari Ustazan organisation, Islamuddin Batakzai, termed the action taken by the Cantonment Board an act of encroachment.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.3
Absenteeism of teachers and several schools are closed
Oarmarah: Many schools are closed due to absenteeism of teachers and DDO; students are deprived of Education; students future is at risk and going towards ignorance and darkness. DDOs are getting salries without fulfilling responsibilities, so Educational system is prey of hindrances.
Eradication of copy culture is not possible through announcements: BSO
District Quetta: The Central Information Secretary BSO, Mr. Nasir Baloch along with others said in joint statement that copy culture can’t be eradicated solely with statements, announcements & aids. They said action during examinations is taken only to humiliate the students while root causes of copy culture are still stagnant there. They said such schools which are violating rules are still free from any legal actions. They said hard & rigid rules should be applied to all schools for eradication of copy culture and basic facilities should also ensure in all Educational institutions.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-01-2016/quetta/page7.asp
Text books should be provided to all schools: Hafiz Abdul Rauf
District Qilla Abdullah: The JTI Chaman President Mr. Hafiz Abdul Rauf along with others said new year is going on, so free text books should be provided to all schools as soon as possible, because it is right of the poor children. He said affluants can purcahse books but poor are unable to meet the Educatinal expenses so Government should provide all absic facilites to poor chaildren in all schools.
Demand for reconstruction of school building
District Ziarat: The President ANP Ahmed, Mr. Qaleemullah kakar along with others said in joint statement that Primary school Sarki Ahmed one building is dilapidated and near to collapse. They demanded from CM Balochistan and other concerned officials to take the notice and to reconstruct the school building for secure future of students.
Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 6
Irregularities should be reviewed in education department: Shehan Umar Achakzai
District Quetta: Mr. Shehan Umar Achakzai said irregularities in Education department should be critically reviewed for transparency and to know about the reasons that are compelling students to commit suicide like Saqiba did. He said principal and other staff should be interrogated for reaching the truth. The teachers are wasting precious time in holidays and not checking the papers properly so students are going in anxiety and tension and committing immature and illicit things due to mental pressure and irregularities.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 8
School with 2000 children, monthly income of RS.200 million, evading tax
District Multan: The Muslim Higher Secondary School Mumtazabad has 2000 children and its monthly income is more than RS.20, 000,000/-, but its owners show an annual income of RS.500, 000/- and is evading taxes with the collaboration of Income Tax Department Officials.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 1
Murderers of class 9 student arrested after 4 months
District Muzaffargarh: A 9 Class Student Semaab Safdar was murdered by four persons through poisoning drink, have been arrested after 4 months. The mother of the deceased told the Press that the murderers had been roaming free after getting bails, but have been arrested after 4 months. She said the culprits were threatening her to kill her along her 5 children if she does not compromise with them.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 8
Headmaster propel injured student out of school
District Layyah: Abubakr, a class 8 student at Government High School Chak No.335/TDA got injured during the recess time and his nose began bleeding, but Headmaster propels him out of the school instead of providing him first aid treatment. The child went home and became fainted. He is in the hospital and his nose has been bleeding for the past 7 days.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 8
Action against school Heads showing poor results
District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of the Punjab has decided to take action against School Heads showing poor results in the examinations. The Government has decided to withhold increments of the Schools Head, whose schools will be taking last 5 positions in the examinations.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 9
Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 9
Contract Commerce Lecturers and Professors threaten to launch protest campaign
District Rahim Yar Khan: The Professor Mr. Ayaz Mehmood Bilal, the District President of Commerce Professors & Lecturers Association told the Press that the Government had not resolved the case of regularization of jobs of Commerce Teachers and if this is not done soon, then the Commerce Teachers will be compelled to launch the protest campaign once again.
Complete Story: Daily Dunia, Multan, Page No. 1
Primary School closed since years
District Sujawal: The Government Primary School, village Wadal Shah is dysfunctional for the last ten years due to carelessness of the higher authorities.
Parents take out protest against High School teachers
District Khairpur Mirs: The parents of students of Girls High School Mithiyan held protest against the teachers, alleging that they do not take interest to teach girls.
71 Government schools dysfunctional in District Matiari
District Matiari: Around 71 Government Schools are exposed to be dysfunctional in the district, leaving more than 500 teachers getting salary at homes. The closed school buildings are tuned to cattle farms, storage houses and sitting places of the local people.
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Seminar on education
District Naushehro Feroz: A seminar was organized at Government Primary School, Shahbaz Colony Kandiaro on education. On the occasion, DEO Mr. Nisar Ahmed Memon said that education is the basic right of every child; it also promotes nations. He also directed that Teachers should perform their duties.
1500 ghost teachers exposed
Sukkur: About fifteen hundred ghost teachers have been exposed and verified through biometric system, but no action has been taken against them. On the other hand, commissioner Sukkur, Mr. Abbas Baloch has said that action will be taken against them.
Students protest against capturing of school building
District Qamber Shahdadkot: The Students of Government Girls Primary School, village Sharif Bhutto, held protest against the local landlord on capturing of School building.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-03-01/news/page2/1%20(4).htm
Teachers protest over nonpayment of salary
District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre continued protest on the 39th month, over nonpayment of salary.
Students compelled to study under open sky
District Jacobabad: The building of Government main Boys Primary School jongal Khan is in crumbling condition due to carelessness of the higher authorities. The students are compelled to sit under open sky, due to shortage of basic facilities.
Primary school building deteriorating
District Dadu: The building of Government Primary School, village Kher Muhammad Baladi is completely damaged; the students are compelled to acquire education under trees. There is acute shortage of basic facilities.
Protest against capturing of school plot
District Dadu: The Citizens of Bhan Saeedabad stood against the local land mafia, on capturing of plot of Government School.
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Teachers protest against stoppage of salary
District Dadu: The teachers from Kakar city held protest against not releasing of salary, for past seven months.
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Schools closed for last six years
District Thurparker: The residents of village Sakiro held protest, along with Students, against the closure of High School, declaring that twenty other Primary Schools are dysfunctional, for the last six years.
Primary school dysfunctional since years
District Umarkot: The Government primary School, village Wali Dad Pali is closed for the last twelve years due to heedlessness of the higher authorities.
Primary school closed for past ten years
District Tharparkar: The Government Primary School, village Lakar Kadhio, is dysfunctional for the last ten years, leaving more than 100 students deprived of education.