20th March 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:

 

Several held for selling exam cheating material 

Several shopkeepers were arrested for selling pocket guides, making micro photo copies and selling other material used for cheating in exams in Upper Dir district.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/193064-Briefs

Minister for discouraging cheating in examination halls

The Provincial Education Minister Muhammad Atif Khan has stressed upon the schools teachers to decline all resorts for cheating in the examinations halls so that intelligent students could achieve fruit of their hard work.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-18/lahore/10411/74225

 

Govt urged to focus on economic wellbeing of rural women

The government has been urged to devise a policy to economically empower the women in rural areas of Shangla district.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=18_03_2017_182_003

 

Regional languages to be taught in KP schools after a five-year delay

After a delay of five years, the elementary and secondary education department will start teaching of regional languages in government schools as compulsory subject from the next academic year, according to officals.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=20_03_2017_007_003

 

Wheelchairs distributed among special persons

Marwat Ittehad Group Chairman Dr Hisham Inamullah called upon local politicians to shun political differences and forge unity in their ranks for betterment and welfare of the people.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-03-20/page-15

 

GB/FATA/AJK:

 

Fate of Afghan students hangs in balance as border remains closed

Some 400 students from across the villages across the Afghan border in Nangarhar crossed into Pakistan in the wee hours on Thursday, carrying only school identity cards as their ‘travel documents’.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201703180349&EN_ID=11201703180123&EMID=11201703180058   

 

Khyber Agency girls’ school gets computer centre

The first women computer centre, established inside the vocational centre in Government Girls High Secondary School (GGSS) under the auspices of Fata Development Authority (FDM) was inaugurated here on last day.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-20/lahore/10435/74530

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-03-20/page-15

Ekkaghund Girls college lacks furniture, playground

The government girls’ degree college, which was set up eight years ago, lacks basic facilities. It is the only college in which 250 students are enrolled.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=19_03_2017_182_006

Delayed construction of colleges resented

The leaders of All Bajaur Political Parties Alliance on Saturday expressed dismay over the prolonged delay in establishment of two promised degree colleges in the agency and appealed to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor to order immediate execution of the projects.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=19_03_2017_183_006

Federal

 

National conference on early childhood on March 27

The first-ever national conference on early childhood will be held here on March 27 and 28 to promote holistic and healthy growth of teenagers as well as providing them quality education at the primary and middle level, says a press release.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/193409-National-conference-on-early-childhood-on-March-27

 

Pakistan Education Statistics 2015-16

The latest education statistics issued by the federal government’s educational planning and management body, which placed Punjab on the top vis-à-vis provision of basic facilities in public schools across Pakistan, has once again ignored data about special education institutions for children with disabilities.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/193323-Pakistan-Education-Statistics-2015-16

 

Religious seminaries outnumber schools in Islamabad

During the last four years, the federal government did not open any new school in Islamabad but a number of madressahs cropped up in the capital territory.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=18_03_2017_004_004

 

Seminary sealed in Islamabad

A seminary in a rural area in the capital was sealed after it was raised on Thursday by the Rawalpindi Counter Department (CTD) and the Islamabad police, police on Friday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=18_03_2017_151_001

Eco literacy initiative activities celebrated

Under the umbrella of Innovative Learning Programme, students of Roots International Schools (RIS) from campuses all over the country participated in Eco Literacy Initiative (ELI) activities throughout the week, says a press release.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/192994-Eco-literacy-initiative-activities-celebrated

Waseela-e-Taleem to expand up to 50 districts

Waseela-e-Taleem (WeT) initiative of BISP was defining the future of country by educating children, Minister of State and Chairperson BISP, MNA Marvi Memon said on Friday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201703/18/page02.php

 Salaries of teachers approved by Minister of Finance

Minister of Finance, Ishaq Dar has approved giving out salaries of daily-wage teachers. Earlier, Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhary met the minister and informed him about the situation related to daily-wage teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-18/page-3/detail-10

 

Private schools are playing a great role in education

Malik Liauqat Hussain said that private schools are playing a great role in the provision of education.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-03-18/page-5   

 

Punjab

 

Media’s role in science stories discussed

Forman Journalism Society and Alif Ailaan (Pakistan’s campaign for education reforms) organised a panel discussion “Media’s role in promoting science and scientific education in Pakistan” at Forman Christian College’s Mass Communication Department here on Friday.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/193282-Medias-role-in-science-stories-discussed

 

Educationist and parents urged to make learning fun

Speakers at a symposium on Saturday stressed the importance of enriched contribution parents and educationist can make, using appropriate sources of learning and development.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/19-Mar-2017/educationists-parents-asked-to-make-learning-fun

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=19_03_2017_177_013

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/193154-Call-to-enhance-childrens-ability-of-critical-thinking

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/city-schools-first-early-years-education-symposium/

Complete Story: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1359273/developing-mindsets-better-future-invest-childhood-education/

Teachers to boycott census duties if demands not met

A large number of schoolteachers staging a peaceful protest demonstration against Punjab Schools Department warned of boycotting the ongoing census duties if the authorities failed to address their genuine concerns this time.  

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/192965-Teachers-to-boycott-census-duties-if-demands-not-met

 

Zewar-e-Taleem program will light the way for education: Amanat Ullah Shadi Khel

Provincial Minister for Irrigation said that CM Shehbaz Sharif’s Zewar-e-Taleem program proves the seriousness of the CM towards the issue of education.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-18/page-2/detail-1

 

Cultural night for Baloch students

A cultural evening was held at the Government College University (GCU) in the honour of 193 students visiting from various colleges and universities of Balochistan under the ‘Youth Mobilization Campaign’ of the Punjab government.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=18_03_2017_177_004

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-18/lahore/10398/74192

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201703/18/page18.php

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-18/page-2/detail-30

 

Government has taken ample measures for education: Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana

Governor Punjab, Malik Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana said that the future of the country can only be ensured through education.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-18/page-2/detail-26

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-18-2017/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_08.gif

 

9th class exams to start from today

Examinations in Punjab of class 9th under Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education will start from today.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-03-18/page-2

 

Two Security rounds taken in a day in educational institutes: SP Civil Lines

Every day, to ensure security of schools, security rounds are taken twice in a day, said SP Civil Lines, Ali Raza.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-18-2017/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=04_05.gif

 

Probe into ‘mistreatment’ of disabled boy at exam centre

The deputy commissioner has order a probe into an incident in which examination staff allegedly snatched answer sheet from a Class IX student with disability, not allowing him to complete the paper at Uggoki centre.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=20_03_2017_178_002

 

12,000 aspirants for 57 jobs in govt colleges

Around 12,000 candidates have applied for 57 posts of Grade-1 advertised by the Directorate of Colleges in various public sector colleges of the division.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=20_03_2017_178_011

 

Sindh

Headmaster to stage protest against education minister:

A large number of IBA test qualified headmasters have announced that would hold a protest today (Monday) at Karachi Press Club against the Sindh Education minister for not issuing them offer letters.

Complete Story:http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-20/lahore/10451/74549

 

Pre-teen becomes youngest Microsoft charter in cloud platform, infrastructure:  Twelve year old Uzair Abdullah has become the youngest charter member in the certification of Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert.

Complete Story: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1359834/preteen-becomes-youngest-microsoft-charter-member-cloud-platform-infrastructure/

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-03-18/page-3

 

Class seven English paper examinations leaked in Sukkur

The English examination paper which was to be attempted today was leaked 36 hours before in Sukkur. The paper was being sold for Rs.100 to Rs. 300 by government school teachers.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201703200189&EN_ID=11201703200066&EMID=11201703200035

 

Editorial/Op-eds:

 

Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches

http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-20/lahore/10453/74444

Out of school children

https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201703200085&EN_ID=11201703200031&EMID=11201703200016

 

Our education system

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/193366-Our-education-system

 

State-run schools

 https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/193354-State-run-schools

 

Letters to the Editor

 

State of education

http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-20/lahore/10454/74453

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:

 

Several held for selling exam cheating material 

Several shopkeepers were arrested for selling pocket guides, making micro photo copies and selling other material used for cheating in exams in Upper Dir district.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/193064-Briefs

Minister for discouraging cheating in examination halls

The Provincial Education Minister Muhammad Atif Khan has stressed upon the schools teachers to decline all resorts for cheating in the examinations halls so that intelligent students could achieve fruit of their hard work.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-18/lahore/10411/74225

 

Govt urged to focus on economic wellbeing of rural women

The government has been urged to devise a policy to economically empower the women in rural areas of Shangla district.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=18_03_2017_182_003

 

Regional languages to be taught in KP schools after a five-year delay

After a delay of five years, the elementary and secondary education department will start teaching of regional languages in government schools as compulsory subject from the next academic year, according to officals.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=20_03_2017_007_003

 

Wheelchairs distributed among special persons

Marwat Ittehad Group Chairman Dr Hisham Inamullah called upon local politicians to shun political differences and forge unity in their ranks for betterment and welfare of the people.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-03-20/page-15

 

GB/FATA/AJK:

 

Fate of Afghan students hangs in balance as border remains closed

Some 400 students from across the villages across the Afghan border in Nangarhar crossed into Pakistan in the wee hours on Thursday, carrying only school identity cards as their ‘travel documents’.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201703180349&EN_ID=11201703180123&EMID=11201703180058   

 

Khyber Agency girls’ school gets computer centre

The first women computer centre, established inside the vocational centre in Government Girls High Secondary School (GGSS) under the auspices of Fata Development Authority (FDM) was inaugurated here on last day.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-20/lahore/10435/74530

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-03-20/page-15

Ekkaghund Girls college lacks furniture, playground

The government girls’ degree college, which was set up eight years ago, lacks basic facilities. It is the only college in which 250 students are enrolled.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=19_03_2017_182_006

Delayed construction of colleges resented

The leaders of All Bajaur Political Parties Alliance on Saturday expressed dismay over the prolonged delay in establishment of two promised degree colleges in the agency and appealed to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor to order immediate execution of the projects.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=19_03_2017_183_006

Federal

 

National conference on early childhood on March 27

The first-ever national conference on early childhood will be held here on March 27 and 28 to promote holistic and healthy growth of teenagers as well as providing them quality education at the primary and middle level, says a press release.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/193409-National-conference-on-early-childhood-on-March-27

 

Pakistan Education Statistics 2015-16

The latest education statistics issued by the federal government’s educational planning and management body, which placed Punjab on the top vis-à-vis provision of basic facilities in public schools across Pakistan, has once again ignored data about special education institutions for children with disabilities.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/193323-Pakistan-Education-Statistics-2015-16

 

Religious seminaries outnumber schools in Islamabad

During the last four years, the federal government did not open any new school in Islamabad but a number of madressahs cropped up in the capital territory.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=18_03_2017_004_004

 

Seminary sealed in Islamabad

A seminary in a rural area in the capital was sealed after it was raised on Thursday by the Rawalpindi Counter Department (CTD) and the Islamabad police, police on Friday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=18_03_2017_151_001

Eco literacy initiative activities celebrated

Under the umbrella of Innovative Learning Programme, students of Roots International Schools (RIS) from campuses all over the country participated in Eco Literacy Initiative (ELI) activities throughout the week, says a press release.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/192994-Eco-literacy-initiative-activities-celebrated

Waseela-e-Taleem to expand up to 50 districts

Waseela-e-Taleem (WeT) initiative of BISP was defining the future of country by educating children, Minister of State and Chairperson BISP, MNA Marvi Memon said on Friday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201703/18/page02.php

 Salaries of teachers approved by Minister of Finance

Minister of Finance, Ishaq Dar has approved giving out salaries of daily-wage teachers. Earlier, Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhary met the minister and informed him about the situation related to daily-wage teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-18/page-3/detail-10

 

Private schools are playing a great role in education

Malik Liauqat Hussain said that private schools are playing a great role in the provision of education.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-03-18/page-5   

 

Punjab

 

Media’s role in science stories discussed

Forman Journalism Society and Alif Ailaan (Pakistan’s campaign for education reforms) organised a panel discussion “Media’s role in promoting science and scientific education in Pakistan” at Forman Christian College’s Mass Communication Department here on Friday.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/193282-Medias-role-in-science-stories-discussed

 

Educationist and parents urged to make learning fun

Speakers at a symposium on Saturday stressed the importance of enriched contribution parents and educationist can make, using appropriate sources of learning and development.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/19-Mar-2017/educationists-parents-asked-to-make-learning-fun

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=19_03_2017_177_013

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/193154-Call-to-enhance-childrens-ability-of-critical-thinking

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/city-schools-first-early-years-education-symposium/

Complete Story: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1359273/developing-mindsets-better-future-invest-childhood-education/

Teachers to boycott census duties if demands not met

A large number of schoolteachers staging a peaceful protest demonstration against Punjab Schools Department warned of boycotting the ongoing census duties if the authorities failed to address their genuine concerns this time.  

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/192965-Teachers-to-boycott-census-duties-if-demands-not-met

 

Zewar-e-Taleem program will light the way for education: Amanat Ullah Shadi Khel

Provincial Minister for Irrigation said that CM Shehbaz Sharif’s Zewar-e-Taleem program proves the seriousness of the CM towards the issue of education.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-18/page-2/detail-1

 

Cultural night for Baloch students

A cultural evening was held at the Government College University (GCU) in the honour of 193 students visiting from various colleges and universities of Balochistan under the ‘Youth Mobilization Campaign’ of the Punjab government.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=18_03_2017_177_004

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-18/lahore/10398/74192

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201703/18/page18.php

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-18/page-2/detail-30

 

Government has taken ample measures for education: Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana

Governor Punjab, Malik Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana said that the future of the country can only be ensured through education.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-18/page-2/detail-26

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-18-2017/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_08.gif

 

9th class exams to start from today

Examinations in Punjab of class 9th under Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education will start from today.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-03-18/page-2

 

Two Security rounds taken in a day in educational institutes: SP Civil Lines

Every day, to ensure security of schools, security rounds are taken twice in a day, said SP Civil Lines, Ali Raza.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-18-2017/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=04_05.gif

 

Probe into ‘mistreatment’ of disabled boy at exam centre

The deputy commissioner has order a probe into an incident in which examination staff allegedly snatched answer sheet from a Class IX student with disability, not allowing him to complete the paper at Uggoki centre.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=20_03_2017_178_002

 

12,000 aspirants for 57 jobs in govt colleges

Around 12,000 candidates have applied for 57 posts of Grade-1 advertised by the Directorate of Colleges in various public sector colleges of the division.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=20_03_2017_178_011

 

Sindh

Headmaster to stage protest against education minister: A large number of IBA test qualified headmasters have announced that would hold a protest today (Monday) at Karachi Press Club against the Sindh Education minister for not issuing them offer letters.

Complete Story:http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-20/lahore/10451/74549

 

Pre-teen becomes youngest Microsoft charter in cloud platform, infrastructure:  Twelve year old Uzair Abdullah has become the youngest charter member in the certification of Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert.

Complete Story: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1359834/preteen-becomes-youngest-microsoft-charter-member-cloud-platform-infrastructure/

Complete Storyhttp://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-03-18/page-3

 

Class seven English paper examinations leaked in Sukkur

The English examination paper which was to be attempted today was leaked 36 hours before in Sukkur. The paper was being sold for Rs.100 to Rs. 300 by government school teachers.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201703200189&EN_ID=11201703200066&EMID=11201703200035

 

Editorial/Op-eds:

 

Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches

http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-20/lahore/10453/74444

Out of school children

https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201703200085&EN_ID=11201703200031&EMID=11201703200016

 

Our education system

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/193366-Our-education-system

 

State-run schools

 https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/193354-State-run-schools

 

Letters to the Editor

 

State of education

http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-20/lahore/10454/74453