20 August 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Government, TCF join hands to run schools

As many as five government-owned girls primary schools in Nowshera will now run in two shifts thanks to the collaboration between the government and The Citizens Foundation.

Complete Story:http://tribune.com.pk/story/941204/afternoon-shift-government-tcf-join-hands-to-run-schools/

`Educated society can beat poverty, terrorism`

Only an educated society could beat poverty, terrorism, lawlessness and corruption, said Col Nusar Umar Hayat Lalaika addressing the inaugural ceremony of construction and extension of government girls` middle school at Beero Sadbar Kallay of Samar Bagh.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=20_08_2015_182_008


The eligibility criterion for Swat University VC draws criticism

The eligibility criteria mentioned in a recent advertisement for appointment of the vice-chancellor of University of Swat has exposed the double standards of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and provoked criticism from the academic circles.

Complete Story:http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-335171-Eligibility-criteria-for-Swat-University-VC-appointment-draws-criticism


APS survivors term US trip ‘infotaining’

Students of Army Public School (APS) have returned from their visit to the United States with new friends and greater knowledge. At least 12 students and two teachers from APS left for the US on July 25 and returned to Pakistan a few days ago.

Complete Story:http://tribune.com.pk/story/941190/back-home-aps-survivors-term-us-trip-infotaining/


NA committee briefed on AWKU affairs

The 10th meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Federal Education and Professional Training was held at the Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU) in Mardan.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-335169-NA-committee--briefed-on-AWKU-affairs


PAC unearths irregularities in educational institutions

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly met in Abbottabad on Wednesday and directed the sub-committee to check embezzlement in Hazara University in Mansehra and report back.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-335166-PAC-unearths-irregularities-in-educational-institutions


71-year-old plans to continue with studies

Although he completed his matriculation way back in 1962, Said Muhammad Khan has no hesitation in continuing his education over half a century later at the age of 71. He has requested BISE administration to allow him to sit for the FA examination next year. 

Complete Story:http://tribune.com.pk/story/941232/ageless-enthusiasm-71-year-old-plans-to-continue-with-studies/


‘Modern research vital for preservation’

Speaking at the three-day international conference on culture and heritage at the varsity’s Bara Gali campus, University of Peshawar Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Muhammad Rasul Jan said modern research methods are crucial for preserving archeological sites that represent historical identity.

Complete Story:http://tribune.com.pk/story/941199/echoes-of-the-past-modern-research-vital-for-preservation/




Empowerment of local bodies needed to reduce poverty: CM

The Chief Minister of Balochistan, Dr Abdul Malik Baloch rejected the notion that no development had taken place in the education sector and said a lot had changed. “More than 5,000 vacancies in the education department are being filled through the National Testing Service contrary to the past when nepotism was encouraged and merit was ignored,” Dr Baloch said.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1201620


Education Emergency in Balochistan

Jamiat Tulaba-e-Islam, Quetta has said that the government has imposed an Education Emergency to appease the media and get funding. But no results are being seen. Many students have not received endowment funds since over 37 months.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-20-2015/quetta/page7.asp



NTS unable to produce results

Almost 90% of SST posts are vacant in Balochistan and National Testing Service is not producing viable results. There are no updates regarding recruitment for the vacant posts.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-20-2015/quetta/page8.asp


Teachers’ absenteeism will not be tolerated

District Education Officer, Lasbella, said that teachers’ absenteeism will not be tolerated. Every teachers should serve with devotion and to full capacity. DEO said that there will be no relaxation on absenteeism of teachers.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-20-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_02.gif




Unknown miscreants torch school in Sadiqabad

Two unidentified miscreants on Wednesday burnt a school in Sadiqabad. According to details, two unknown persons climbed the school wall and torched furniture. They have also set ablaze the rest of the locked classrooms.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/08/19/national/unknown-miscreants-torch-school-in-sadiqabad/


Hiring primary and middle school teachers in Bhimber

The AJ&K Supreme Court has ordered to stop the hiring of primary and middle school teachers in the district of Bhimber hence the District Education Officer stopped interviewing candidates for these posts.

Complete Story:http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-08-20&edition=ISL&id=1848606_94929121




Ahsan advises NCHD to achieve 90% adult literacy by 2025

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday advised National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) to devise an action plan to achieve 90 percent adult literacy by 2025.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-08-20/page-2/detail-7


Girls bag top positions in BA/BSc exams

All top positions were clinched by girls` students of Islamabad model colleges in annual examinations of BA/BSc conducted by the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU). According to the controller examination of QAU, a total of 3,020 students appeared in Part-I examination of them 1,392 (46.09pc) passed the examination.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=20_08_2015_153_004










Private schools face CCP probe

The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has initiated an investigation into possible anticompetitive behaviour behind a sharp increase in fees being charged by private schools.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=20_08_2015_005_005





Over 10,000 students from 14 countries sign petition against CIE results

Several students from across the world are upset with their Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) results this year. Most of them feel they have been marked unfairly and that the marking is not up to their usual standards. As a result, more than 10,000 students from 14 countries have signed a petition created by Ansari, a student of Beaconhouse in Lahore, in merely four days.

Complete Story:http://tribune.com.pk/story/941258/making-a-mark-over-10000-students-from-14-countries-sign-petition-against-cie-results/


Roots Ivy acknowledges high-achievers

The Roots Ivy, DHA-1 Campus, held an impressive ceremony to acknowledge and appreciate the high-achievers of O-levels/IGCSE, says a press release. The Roots Ivy, DHA-1 Campus, continuing with the legacy, once again secured over 1,400 As and A*s.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-335183-Roots-Ivy-acknowledges-high-achievers


OPF BoG approves establishment of one-window facilitation desks

The Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) Board Governors (BoG), in its 128th meeting, approved establishment of One-Window Facilitation Desks at all major international airports in Pakistan, says a press release.

Complete Story:http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-335189-OPF-BoG-approves-establishment-of-one-window-facilitation-desks


School fronts becoming parking lots

Rawalpindi school fronts are experiencing severe traffic jams these days as parents and school van-drivers park their vehicles to collect students from the educational institutions situated on every road and street of the city.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-335179-School-fronts-becoming-parking-lots


Female students do the nation proud!

The University of London LLB (honours) International Programmes announced their result this week and Programme Director Simon Askey congratulated Pakistan, as out of 10 international world toppers receiving first class honours distinctions in their degree, 3 were from Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-335182-Female-students-do-the-nation-proud!




Minister urges HEC to recognise dual degrees

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain on Wednesday urged Higher Education Commission (HEC) to recognise dual degrees of students and take steps to improve its system. The minister called for implementation of the decision of Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology to recognise the dual degrees of nearly 3,000 students from Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT).

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-08-20/page-3/detail-0


Open day

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will hold its open day in the Academic Complex at its main campus in Sector H-8 on Wednesday, August 19 and 20 to introduce its academic programmes, facilities and faculty.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=20_08_2015_152_001



Governance issues at CAAD

The three sub-departments of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) including Private Educational Institute Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) don’t have any heads which leads to lower productivity of these departments. Additional Joint Secretary CADD requested to hire Heads/Chairmen for these departments as soon as possible.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103023381&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150820


Pakistani Student won MS special bronze medal

A Pakistani Student Waqas Ali won a bronze medal from Microsoft in Microsoft Office Specialists. 145 students from 47 countries were selected out of 600 thousand candidates over world.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-08-20/page-12/detail-26



AIOU to hold competition of inventions

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will soon hold a national competition of inventions by the young researchers and scientists in order to promote their work for the benefit of the society. The winner of the competition will be awarded cash prize.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-08-20/page-3/detail-7 


SECP to educate investors about financial products and investment opportunities

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has launched Investor Education Initiative for investors’ protection and building their confidence. The program is aimed at educating various segments of public, including students, professionals and retirees through virtual and physical means about capital markets, insurance, non-banking finance companies and corporate sector. 

Complete Story:http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/08/19/city/islamabad/secp-to-educate-investors-about-financial-products-and-investment-opportunities/



PMDC increases the fees of private medical colleges

The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has increased annual fees at private medical colleges. New fees will be applied from the new admission year of colleges. According to the PMDC the fees of “A” category colleges will increase by one lakh and “B” category by forty two thousand.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-08-20/page-2/detail-0


Seminaries question police scrutiny

Administrators belonging to various religious seminaries have expressed reservations over the collection of details of students and staff by police for verification.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=20_08_2015_152_008



SZABMU launches e-library at PIMS

Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU) in collaboration with Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on Wednesday launched a digital library at PIMS. Capital Administration and Development Division (CAAD) Minister Usman Ibrahim inaugurated the digital library. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-08-20/page-3/detail-8




2m seek education for all, end to child marriage

Education Youth Ambassadors (EYAs) have collected two million signatures for the #UpForSchool and End Child Marriage petitions by mobilising people from across the country.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=20_08_2015_178_007




PEF `defies and conceals` CMIT report on rightsizing

The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has hired the services of 70 people without informing the chief executive of the province about the recommendations of the Chief Minister`s Inspection Team (CMIT) on rightsizing of the organisation.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=20_08_2015_002_006


Government giving best in education

The Education Advisor for Punjab has said that the government is serving the education sector as best as it can by implementing the Education Sector Plan. The target is to provide children with free education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-20-2015/lahore/page2.asp


Primary section in high schools

The Education District Officer (EDO), Pervaiz Akhtar, has said that primary sections will be held in 50 high schools of Lahore due to shortage of existing space. This extra space will allow for additional primary classes. The selection of these schools is based on a school survey in Lahore.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-08-20&edition=LHR&id=1849528_49895345



Provision of water in schools

The Deputy Opposition leader has submitted a resolution for provision of water facilities to schools.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-20-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_11.gif



Seventeen thousand teachers absent

The education department of Punjab monitoring and evaluation assistants presented a report which showed that seventeen thousand teachers were absent from their duties during 2014-2015. According to the report, nearly thirty two thousand have been suspended till now.

Complete Story:http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-08-20&edition=LHR&id=1849184_45038303


Funds issued to special education department

The provincial finance department of Punjab has issued funds to the special education department for development projects. The funds amount to seventeen crore and twelve lakhs and are to be used for the construction of new schools and buildings.

Complete Story:http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-08-20&edition=LHR&id=1849225_16970387




Lahore girls raped in school

A school tutor raped young girls and filmed his sexual assaults in a private academy he ran from his home in Lahore, police said last night.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/20-Aug-2015/lahore-girls-raped-in-child-porn-school


National conference of Urdu department Bahauddin Zakariya University

The Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Urdu Department had organized a national conference. The conference was held in IMS hall and divided into four sections. The Dean and professors also participated.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103024336&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20150820


Bureaucracy in education

Punjab Teachers’ Union has decided to protest on 28th August in front of Punjab Assembly against the privatization of public educational institutes. They stated their concern about high education cost after this privatization.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-08-20&edition=LHR&id=1849530_75151755


PU scholar attends London moot

Punjab University Oriental College’s Department of Urdu Chairman Prof Dr Muhammad Kamran has participated in an international conference on fine arts and society at Imperial College, London. Over 300 scholars from all over the world participated in the academic event and Dr Kamran was the only scholar who represented Pakistan. 

Complete Story:http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-335160-PU-scholar-attends-London-moot


UET teaching staff association protests

The teaching staff of University of Engineering and Technology has announced a protest against the university Vice Chancellor. The president of Teaching Staff Association (TSA) said that since the beginning of current VCs term, there has been no progress at the University.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-08-20&edition=LHR&id=1849230_32074071



KEMU asked to report accused names to PMDC

The Medical Teachers Association, Punjab, has asked the administration of King Edward Medical University to report the names of accused persons involved in harassment of Prof Akmal Laeeq to the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council for cancellation of their registration.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-335162-KEMU-asked-to-report-accused-names-to-PMDC


Nine IJT activists arrested over scuffle with students

Government College of Science, Wahdat Road turned into a battle field when the activists of Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) scuffled with the students of BS Hons (Journalism) over the issue of co-education and subjected them to torture on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-335164-Nine-IJT-activists-arrested-over-scuffle-with-students



Superannuation age relaxation to fill medical faculty seats

The Punjab government has given a three-year waiver after the superannuation age for the appointment of medical teachers in order to address acute shortage of senior doctors in medical colleges.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=20_08_2015_176_005




Ghost teachers at Badin

It has been revealed that ghost teachers are prevalent at the education department in Badin, Sindh. In hopes of curbing this issue, salaries of such employees have been ceased and a summary of all ghost employees has sent to the director of education Hyderabad.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-20-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_21.gif


Increasing fees in private schools

Musabikat Commission has collected information showing that private schools are run like businesses. The fees are hiked up every year and often without notifying parent beforehand.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-20-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=1710.gif


Over half of Karachi’s madrassas registered’

Of the 1,406 madrassas in Karachi, 833 have been registered and the remaining will be regularised soon with the help of magistrates and Rangers, the city police chief told The Newson Wednesday while giving details about the progress made so far in connection with the National Action Plan.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-335125-Over-half-of-Karachis-madrassas-registered


DMCs to take over health, education and local taxes after poor KMC show

After long hours deliberation, Administrator Karachi Metropolitan Corporation announced the handover of the KMC-run portfolios of health, education and local taxes to the District Municipal Corporation on the grounds of “extreme dissatisfaction over the performance of the KMC officers.”

Complete Story:http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-335139-DMCs-to-take-over-health-education-and-local-taxes-after-poor-KMC-show


12 DUET students held on terrorism charges

Twelve students of Dawood University of Engineering and Technology were booked and arrested on terrorism, rioting and other charges on Wednesday after violence erupted during a protest demonstration by DUET students against the varsity vice chancellor on New M.A. Jinnah Road, officials said.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=20_08_2015_117_001




Sindh transport department bans CNG, LPG for school vans

The Sindh transport department on Wednesday banned usage of CNG and LPG by vans which are used to pick and drop students from schools and colleges.

Complete Story:http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/08/19/city/karachi/sindh-transport-department-bans-cng-lpg-for-school-vans-2/


EU research support for Pakistani scientists explained

Pakistani scientists could benefit from the Horizon 2020 programme under which funds of 300 million to 400m euros are available for research assistance, said acting EU ambassador to Pakistan Stefano Gatto at a seminar held at Karachi University (KU) on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=20_08_2015_118_004




Crackdown against corrupt officials in Sindh

The Anti-Corruption Committee has given approvals to arrest 25 officers of the local government department, 5 officers of the health department and 25 officers of the education department for their involvement in corruption.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-194675-Crackdown-against-corrupt-officials-in-Sindh-


Governor to inaugurate DUHS exhibition

Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad will inaugurate the two-day All Pakistan DICE Health Innovation Exhibition 2015 organised by Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) on Friday. the exhibition will also include competitions, scientific sessions and medical education programmes.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/941281/educational-event-governor-to-inaugurate-duhs-exhibition/




Lifelong learning by Atle Hetland

The ‘lifelong learning’ concept has existed at least for over a generation, supported by the United Nations, education experts and employment organizations. But ‘lifelong learning’ hasn’t really grown roots in a systematic way, not even in the wealthiest countries, such as my home country Norway, and certainly not in the poorer countries, such as Pakistan. Some, notably correspondence schools and other distance learning organizations; education wings of political parties, labour unions, education sections in private sector and government work places which focus on organized and systematic courses and training, mostly part-time.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/columns/20-Aug-2015/lifelong-learning


Learning reform by Sadia Shaukat

There are increasing calls to change the curriculum taught at madressahs across the country to include English, mathematics and the sciences. My own research, as well as that of others, on madressah education shows that the present curriculum is indeed problematic and may not even satisfy the limited aim of preparing scholars and teachers of Islam.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1201509


University in every district by Muhammad Ahmed Sabzwari

The Higher Education Commission should focus on quality before quantity. Because the quality of our educational institutions is sub-par, so many students study abroad and do not wish to return. None of our universities are listed in top 100 universities of the world and competent teachers are not working here.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-20-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=09_08.gif


GC University waiting for VC by Dr. Tanvir Hussain

The Government College University is waiting for its Vice Chancellor. It is a well-known fact that education and health are the back bone for development in any country yet our leaders are delaying the recruitment of a Vice Chancellor for GCU.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-08-20/page-15/detail-7


Letters to the Editor


Awareness issue

Education is the best ornament of a woman but due to lack of awareness of parents, society resulted they remain away from this important sector. Without having awareness, people cannot become aware about any topic or sector.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/20-Aug-2015/awareness-issue

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Final decision taken to give 1000 SST teacher promotions

Peshawar: All Teachers Association Provincial President Muhammad Akram Durrani, Sajidullah Rajjar, Qazi Asifullah and Qazi Allauddin delegation met with the Secretary of Education and Muhammad Rafeeq, Director Education. The delegation demanded vacant seats of the principal’s positions to be filled. On this occasion Director Education said that one thousands SST teachers will be promoted immediately on Head Master & other SS posts. He said that they were in the final stage of the promotion process.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103023813&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150820


Allama Iqbal University collected money from candidates

D.I. Khan: Thousands of candidates appear in the examination every year and Allama Iqbal Open University takes full advantage of it. Parents of candidates demanded from Federal Investigation Agency to investigate the double fees issue.

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=4&date=2015-08-20


PTI’s claims for Educational Revolution failed: Parents

Ogi: The claim of the PTI’s government for Educational Revolution has failed and has been limited to districts of Peshawar, Nowshera, Abbottabad and Mardan. For 1300 students, out of 33 vacant posts of teachers, 18 posts are still vacant.  There is a shortage of class rooms for students.  For the last five years, there hasn’t been a science teacher for Matric students. Parents of the area protested and demanded the government, educational department and concerned elected representative to take notice of this situation.

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


Instructions directed to PAC to submit report over the Irregularities of Mahnsera University

Abbottabad: Provincial Public Accounts Committee instructed to submit reports over the irregularities of Mahnsera University. Asad Qaiser Speaker of the Provincial Assembly said that if there was any amendment needed in law they would bypass and amend the law correctly.

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


Matriculate students enable to get admission in Colleges: Jamrod

FATA:  Principle Sher Zada of Jamrod Degree College said that we only have 250 seats available for science, arts and computer classes on open merit bases. We cannot facilitate more students because of lack of resources. He further added that the college is facing a shortage of electricity and clean drinking water.  Computer science students are also facing problems in doing practices because of damaged systems which costs 10 Million Rupees to repair.

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


Demand of an investigation of Islamic Research Model School staff: Batkhela

Batkhela: Batkhela Mohallah Akbar Abad residents Khan Afzal & Shahid Rehman condemn the local private school’s principal Zakirullah for punishing their sons Ibrar & Hamza.  They demanded that the local administration & educational officials should take action against the school staff and principal. Parents talking to the media in front of the Press Club said that their sons were absent from the school for one day but the principal punished them. Their children got injuries on their nose and ears and they have started bleeding.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.5


Chairman Education Foundation met with Deputy DEO

Karak: Karak Education Foundation Chairman & Candidate of the Provincial & National Assembly Muhammad Hayat Khattak met with DDEO along with a delegation of elders of the area and informed him about the lack of furniture, teachers, science laboratories, examination halls, drinking water and other facilities in the Government High School Shaheedan Chowantra.  The DDEO appreciated the efforts of parents & elders of the area. DDEO assured to delegation to take all possible measures to provide all necessary facilities to the school.

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


Quality education will be provided to children in the province, said Pervaiz Khattak

Peshawar: The Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said it is their top priority to provide quality education to the province. He talked on quality education while signing the MoU with the Citizen Foundation with the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to the partnership the foundation would fund five girls and no students would be charged a fee.  

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




Students protest

District Wadh: Students protested over the scarcity of teachers in the area. They said that after three years they were still deprived of science labs and teachers which should be condemned. They demanded from the authorities to provide teachers and science lab to college.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page2/


Islamic books vanishing

District Quetta: JTI leader said that Islamic books have vanishing from daily course work which is very sad. The government should pay attention to it and resolved the issue immediately.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/backpage/


Funds required

District Quetta: Mr Abdul Malik, Chief Minister of Balochistan, told the media that funds were required to upgrade the system of education and providing basic facilities to universities and colleges in the province.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_1.html


Illiteracy at its peak

District Lasbela: PMLN leader told the media that the most significant problem of the area is low literacy rates among boys and girls while the government is not paying attention towards improving the literacy rate in the area.  He suggested the provincial government to pay attention by taking concrete actions improving literacy among boys and girls in the area.

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


Students demand a bus for the school

District Gwadar: Female students demanded from the provincial government to provide a bus to Government Girls High to reach school on time.

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


Delay in classrooms construction

District Sirbandar:  Social activist told the media that classrooms have not been constructed disturbing education of students. They demanded from the authority to take notice of this and to construct class rooms so that students could easily sit and study.  

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


SST teachers’ scarcity

District Naal: Education session ending, but, schools are still lacking SST teachers. The government should ensure presence of SST teachers in the schools.

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


Teachers have to rebuild their trust

District Quetta: GTA president have said that teachers have lost their trust and have not met the expectations. Therefore, they should build their trust first to improve the education of the students in the province.

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


Practical and moral education to be practiced

District Quetta: Secretary Education said that practical and moral education should be practiced in schools and the scarcity of the teachers should also be noticed so that requirement of teachers should be completed.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-20-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


NTS result pending

District Mastung: NTS result is still in vain and the educational emergency plan is still of no use in the area. Therefore, provincial and district education department are requested to resolve the issue and put education on track.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-20-2015/Quetta/page8.asp


Teachers’ role is vital

District Wadh: AC visited the school in the area and said that teachers should fulfill their responsibilities and if they will perform their duties and responsibilities in a better.

Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-08-20/page-2




E.D.O Ordered to Complete Teacher’s Promotion Files

District Rahim Yar Khan: Rana Azhar District Officer Education ordered to the education department to complete 300 teacher’s promotion files in a week. While addressing the education officer in meeting, he said resolve the education related issues in district would enhance the performance of education in the district.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.9


Criminals burned the school’s furniture

District Rahim Yar Khan:  Criminals forcefully entered in the private school and burned the school’s furniture available in the room. Police reached at suspected area and started investigation.  Mr Khalid Iqbal principle of private school said in front of media and police that we have not enmity with anyone. After that police declared it as an act of terrorism and they have started investigation to reach the real culprit of the accident.

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


School enrolment campaign by education department in District Rahim Yar Khan failed

District Rahim Yar Khan: The school enrollment campaign under Parrho Punjab, Barrho Punjab program failed, and only 5 percent of the target achieved.  The Education Department was given a target to enroll 220,000 children in schools, but, it could not achieve the target and enrolled only 10,121 children in the schools.   

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.9


Governor Punjab gave permit to build 20 new degree colleges in the province

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Governor Punjab Mr Rafiq Rajhane issued permit notification to build 20 new degree colleges in Rahim Yar Khan and its adjacent cities by the year 2015-16. The Higher Education Punjab has issued permit for starting the process.

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


Privatization of School Disapproved

District Multan: Punjab Teacher’s Association Chairman Mr Ghulam Muhi-ud-din while addressing the meeting held in the District Government has said that our “Save the Education Movement” has successfully continued since 4 months and we will participate in the premises of Punjab Assembly in near future. He further added that if School’s privatization would be held they would take every possible action against it.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-08-20/page-3         


No action taken against poor condition of Middle School Building

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The building of Govt. Middle School Paigan has becomes a security risk for students and teachers because of its miserable condition, due to rains. The residents have given application to the authorities, but, the authorities have not paid any attention towards it.  

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-08-20/page-32


Schools open, security arrangements unsatisfactory

District Bahawalpur: The government and private schools of the area have been opened, but, the security arrangements are still unsatisfactory.  The parents are worried about the security of their children.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.11




Girls School closed for 4 years

District Sanghar: The Girls Primary School Fauji colony Sanghar has been closed for many years due to carelessness of the education department; whereas, the teachers are getting salaries at their homes. The residents of the colony have demanded for restoration of their school.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130302494&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150820



Education lower staff protested for their demands

District Larkana: The staff of Sindh Education Lower Staff Association from Taluka Dokri gathered before press club of Larkana for their demands. They demanded for the regularization of contractual employees of education department.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130302541&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150820


P.T.Alif members locked Taluka Education Office

District Larkana: The Primary Teachers Association members from Bakrani have locked the office of Taluka Education Office under the allegation of corruption of more than 9 lac rupees. They also declared that Ms. Shams Abbasi’s brother is running the office.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish,Karachi, Page No. 2


Secretary’s directives to all education employees for biometric verification

Karachi: The Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho has put a deadline before all employees for their biometric verification. All education employees have to get verified before 19th September 2015.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 13


Landlord grabbed school building

District Khairpur Mirs: The building of Primary School Khairpur Juneja is occupied by the local influential person and he is using it for his animals. While the landlord declared that his father had donated the plot for a school building with the promise that the government would offer jobs, but, since then no job has been offered to him. While on the other hand, D.O Primary Mr. Liaquat Kheskheli said that the landlord had political background, so, he is helpless to take action against him.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130302508&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150820



School roof pieces tumbled down; two students injured

District Naushehro Feroz: The building of Government Primary School village Faiz Ganj is crumbling. Recently its roof pieces have fallen and injured two students. On the other hand, residents of the village protested for demanding repairing of the school building immediately to avoid further damage.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130302529&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150820



P.T.Alif protested against secretary education

District Nawabshah: P.T.Alif members from Nawabshah agitated against secretary education. It was declared and alleged before the media that secretary education is involved in the corruption of funds of World Bank. They raised slogans and demanded for the removal of Mr. Pechuho.

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P.T.Alif organized rally against secretary education

District Sukkur: The P.T.Alif members along with President Mr. Liaquat Dedar held a rally against secretary education. They alleged that secretary education is a corrupt officer. It was highlighted that the treasury department had issued notifications of issuance of time scale to employees working since 25 years, but, no process has been started.

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Protest against Technical College Principal

District Naushehro Feroz: The citizens of Pad Eden city agitated against the corruption of Principal of Technical College Mr. Shahnawaz Mangi. It is reported that corruption has been done in college computers, hot and cool geysers and overall funds of college.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-08-20/news/page3/1%20(55).htm


High Court rejects suspend notification of Pro-Vice Chancellor

Hyderabad: Sindh High Court Hyderabad Circuit Bench has rejected the notification of Sindh University to remove Pro-Vice Chancellor Sindh University Campus Syed Alhando Shah Campus Naushehro Feroz. The Court has ordered to Governor Sindh, Special Secretary to Governor Sindh, Sindh University Vice Chancellor, Registrar and Focal Person Naushehro Feroz Campus to submit their reply to Court during the month of September 2015.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103023112&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150820

Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 2


Secretary Education orders went futile

Hyderabad: Zubaida Girls College Lecturer Ms. Nusrat Sahato was removed from seat on the complaints of teaching and nonteaching staff of the college. But, the orders of Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho are not followed by the lecturer; she is unwilling to be relieved from the seat.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 2


Notice on the shortage of text books in schools of Thurparker

Hyderabad: The Director Education District Mirpurkhas took notice of news published in newspapers about shortage of text books in the schools of district Tharparker. It is inquired from the school head masters that which subject books are shorten and why those books are not distributed. He has directed them to send report about shortage of books to the director office.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, page No. 2


Anti-corruption team raided on Education Department Tando Allahyar

District Tando Allahyar: The Circle Officer Anti-corruption Mr. Abdul Aleem Bulo raided on the district Education Office and took three years record in their custody. When contacted, Mr Bulo told that steps are being taken against the corruption in the district.

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D.E.O directs to take serious action against ghost teachers

Karachi: District Education Officer Lasbella Mr. Muhammad Azeem Sajdi has directed that Taluka Education officers should visit schools, take actions against ghost and absent teachers. He also added that all teachers should play positive part to attend their duties with honesty and commitment.

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Report of Ghost Teachers in District Badin

Ghost teachers have been found in education department of district badin. After investifation and confirmation of ghost teacher their salaries have been stopped. They exposed the names of ghost teachers including Ms. Sobia, Mr Dileep Kumar, Mr Abdul Karim, Mr Mehran Pota, Mr Shahrukh, Ms. Fazila and others. All of them are doing their other private jobs and simultaneously getting their salaries even from the education department.

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Dow University students continued protest against Vice Chancellor

Karachi: The Students of Dow University Karachi have continued their protest against the corruption of their Vice Chancellor. They have demanded for the investigation of corruption by the Vice Chancellor.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 14


Girls Higher Secondary School without Principal; students worried

District Sijawal: The Government Girls Higher Secondary School Mirpur Bathoro is running without a principal. Classes have not been started yet due to unavailability of a principal. Students are worried about their study, but education department is still not paying attention towards it.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 3


Khairpur Medical College under shortage of basic facilities

District Khairpur Mirs: The Khairpur Medical College has started, but, students are still facing acute shortage of basic facilities such as hostels, canteens and classrooms in the college.  The students are compelled to stay in their private hired places in the city.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130302669&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150820


Selling of 900 teaching posts is a violation of the NTS results

District Khairpur Mirs: The Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho has suspended senior clerk of education department on his involvement in corruption in the record of NTS pass test candidates. It has been reported that about 900 teaching posts of HST, JST and PST have been sold by corrupt officers involved in NTS test by changing their NTS results. Whereas, on contact with clerk Mr. Bakht Sarwari said that these allegations are baseless.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130302685&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150820