Swat teachers protest reduction in casual leaves
The local teachers held a demonstration here on Thursday to protest the decision of education department about reduction in casual leaves of employees.
Universities (Amendment) Ordinance 2016 date extended
Universities (Amendment) Ordinance 2016 date extended for further ninety days.
Book Festival in Government Degree College Quetta
Professor Hassan Tareen Principle of Government Degree College Quetta inaugurated 3 days book festival in college. Principle in his address during the inaugural session said that no nation can progress without education.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-20-2016/Quetta/page2.asp
High fee from overseas medical students stayed
The Lahore High Court on Thursday suspended a Punjab health department’s notification and restrained all the public sector medical colleges in the province from charging high fees from overseas students. Justice Shahid Waheed passed the restraining order on petition of Aqsa Komal, a third-year student at the Nishtar Medical College, Multan.
Role of minorities and contribution of non-Muslim Pakistanis should also be the part of the textbooks, speakers at the launch of books and a video documentary at the Government College University Lahore said here on Thursday.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259509/books-launched
HEC, LJCP sign MoU about Rule Of Law focusing academia
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan (LJCP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster partnership for increasing awareness among citizens about Rule of Law and legal rights, particularly focusing academia and the younger generation.
Bahria University holds open house
Bahria University has organised Open House 2016 with great enthusiasm and exuberance, says a press release. Bahria University is at the forefront of creating and disbursing knowledge and this was another effort of Bahria University to show commitment to excellence in higher education. The university intends to equip its students with the finest principles and educational tools to enhance their talents and capabilities.
Medical Colleges told to offer 50% hospital beds to poor patients
The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has directed private medical and dental colleges to abide by the rules requiring allocation of 50 per cent free beds in their teaching hospitals for the poor patients.
Senate asks Varsities to focus on Market-Oriented Research
Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology in a meeting held here Thursday urged the universities to focus on market-oriented and relevant research in line with the crisis being faced by the country. Chaired by Senator Osman Saifullah Khan, the committee recommended that the universities must pursue short term projects with more utility for the institutions as well as the whole country.
COMSATS members call for increase in spending on research, development
Coordinating Council of the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) has called upon its Member States to enhance their current level of Gross Expenditures on Research and Development (GERD) to 2pc of the GDP and enhance financial support for international bodies which facilitate science and technology capacity-building, according to a communiqué issued at the conclusion of the two-day international meeting having representation from fourteen Centre’s of Excellence from COMSATS Member States.
Bahrain offers to establish Medical University in Islamabad
Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar said Thursday the government was taking concrete measures to ensure more health facilities in the country.
NUML, QAU students perform ‘Alif Iqbal’
Drama Club of Faculty of English Studies in National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in collaboration of Quaid-i-Azam University organised a play titled ‘Alif Iqbal’ in the campus. The play is a satire on social vanities and highlights the importance of education and its role in social mobility.
115 FUMC Graduates receive degrees
Foundation University Medical College held its convocation 2016 here at its auditorium yesterday. Lt Gen (Retd) Khalid Nawaz Khan HI (M), Sitara-e-Esaar, Managing Director Fauji Foundation and resident Foundation University Islamabad (FUI), was the chief guest. Rector FUI Maj Gen (Retd) Khadim Hussain, HI (M), and Director FU Islamabad Campus Maj Gen (Retd) Dr Akhtar Waheed HI (M) were also present on the occasion.
CDA fails to timely complete attestation process of employee's degree's
Another blunder is ready to add further embarrassment to administration of CDA as it has been failed to complete attestation process of the degrees of its employees, which was initiated by the authority in April 2015. The whole practice of last one year is also useless because the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has refused the civic body to collectively attest degrees as per its policy.
HEC Universities produce 61,899 graduates, 5,621 PhDs
A total of 61,899 students have completed their MS/M.Phil degree from universities registered with Higher Education Commission (HEC) across the country during the last five years. According to the official source total of 8,564 students completed their MS/M.Phil degree during the year 2010-11, 10,972 students in 2011-12, 12331 in 2012-13, 14502 in 2013-14 and 15530 students in 2014-15.
PU student moves Court against expulsion
A Punjab University student expelled for sending ‘indecent’ mobile messages to a girl student has approached the Lahore High Court against his punishment despite the fact that the complainant has forgiven him.
English language week Celebrated
English Language Week was celebrated in all campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School, says a press release. The Language Week celebrated at SLS, Peshawar Road Primary branch had a lot of exciting English language activities planned throughout the week.
Parents demand early vacation
Increasing hot weather and scorching heat wave together with regular power outages have started creating troubles for students with their parents demanding the Punjab government to immediately announce summer vacation.
Scholarship approved by Aitcheson College
Scholarships of worth Rs. 500 million have been approved for the deserving students at the Aitchison College. The scholarships have been approved by the chief minister of Punjab in endowment scholarships.
Function arranged for the kids at Unique Junior School
A function was arranged for the kids at Unique Junior School Pak Block Campus. The creativity and educational skills of the little kids were improved and tested in the function. The parents stated that the school is working hard in the development of their kids.
PU marks Anti-Terror Day
Our forefathers have made countless sacrifices for the creation of Pakistan and it is our responsibility to protect it, said MPA Muhammad Arif Khan. He was addressing a ceremony organised by Punjab University College of Earth and Environmental Sciences in connection with International Anti-Terrorism Day & National Day for Cultural Development on Thursday.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/121242-PU-marks-anti-terror-day
Complete authority to principles of government teaching hospitals
Punjab Government has decided to hand over the management and financial authority to principles of Government teaching hospitals. Suggestions have been received from the principles in this regard. According to source suggestions include installation of Bio-metric system for grade 1 to 20, for the care of patients online budget must be issue.
Need of reshuffling of paper pattern, Professor Anwar Zai
Chairman of Secondary Education Board Anwar Zai has said in his address in a training program that teachers must be well informed with the changes in education system all over the world. He further said that revolutionary changes are need in exams paper pattern must be change now.
Teacher tyrannized a student of class 8th
Teacher of an academy in green town tyrannize a student for not learning the lesson. Parents went to nearby police station in green town for FIR on teacher but police officers didn’t open file on that teacher.
Launch of Comprehensive training program for head of teachers
Punjab Education Foundation has started comprehensive program for the teachers and head of teachers in Bahawalnagar, Chakwal, Jhang, MianWali, Pakpatan and Rajanpur. 131 workshops will arrange in these cities under training program. Purpose of this is to familiarize the teachers with quality education.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan4/20-May-2016/384204
Principle restricted more admissions
Principle of Government Middle School Bilal town Jhelum restricted parents in giving admission to their kids. Parents demanded to take notice on this issue as it fails the mission of promoting education.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2016-05-20/page-2
Private Medical Colleges ordered to allocate beds
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) has written letters to private medical/ dental colleges to abide by the rules requiring allocation of 50 percent free beds in teaching hospitals for the poor.
Felicitating Performance: VC’s say Balochistan has changed for the better
“We are proud of talented students from Balochistan,” Population Welfare Minister Zakia Shahnawaz said on Wednesday. Shah Nawaz made the remarks while speaking at a reception hosted in honour of a delegation of vice chancellors and high achievers from Balochistan. She said it was incumbent on them to do their best and strive for national development.
Students urged to play role in national uplift
Punjab Minister for Higher Education Begum Zakia Shahnawaz has said that we are proud of talented students from Balochistan and they must become achievers, do their best and come forward for development of the country.
PEF introduces Teachers’ Certification Regime
The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has designed and launched a comprehensive teachers’ certification regime to promote quality schooling by educating the teaching staff of its partner schools about new educational concepts.
CM lauds British contribution in health, education sectors
British Department for International Development (DFID) Head Joanna Reid met Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday to discuss ongoing programmes in education, health and skill development sectors.
Medical Colleges restricted from charging increased fee
Lahore High Court Justice Shahid Waheed on Thursday suspended a Punjab health department’s notification and restrained medical colleges from charging increased fee from overseas students. The judge also restrained all medical colleges of Punjab from taking any adverse action against students for not submitting increased fee.
Government urged to facilitate Baloch students
Vice chancellors and students of Balochistan universities have tendered an appeal to the prime minister and Punjab chief minister for allocating appropriate money to bear expenses of Baloch students for their education in other provinces.
DUHS Tiff Rages as CM irked by sacking of senior surgeon
The controversy over issuing of a show-cause notice to a senior surgeon for removal from service by the acting vice chancellor of the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) has touched the grim edges of the ruling corridors. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has agreed with the universities and boards department to send ‘appropriate advice’ to the DUHS acting VC, reminding him what actions the latter could not take in accordance with the court orders, it emerged on Thursday.
Student groups clash at DUET
At least four sustained minor injuries in a clash between two student groups in the Dawood University of Engineering and Technology on Thursday, the Jamshed Quarters police said.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1259422/student-groups-clash-at-duet
Confusion prevails over unscheduled summer break
Another year, another summer break, and another haphazard announcement giving public and private school administrations a day to notify its staff and students about summer vacations, now to be observed from May 20 (today) to July 24, 2016 as per the Sindh government’s notification.
KU Dept. takes back exam boycott call
The University of Karachi's Department of Mass Communication on Thursday withdrew its decision to boycott semester examinations and conducted its first paper as per schedule.
Clash between student bodies
A clash broke out between two student bodies in Dawood College of Engineering. Four students were injured in the clash. Police and Rangers reached the site and controlled the situation. Punjabi Pakhtoon Students Federation and Imamia Students Organization were involved in the clash.
Schools & Colleges closed for summer vacation today
Keeping in view the rising temperatures in Sindh, education and literacy department secretary Fazlullah Pechuho, with the approval of education minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, announced the start of summer holidays for all schools and colleges across the province with immediate effect.
One quarter of out-of-school children are in Sindh
One quarter of all the out of school children in Pakistan are in Sindh. They represent half the school going age children of Sindh. This represents a social crisis of great magnitude for the country of Pakistan and a state of constant alarm for the province of Sindh.
Biometric team visited girl’s school in Jacobabad
Biometric team raid in Government Girls Middle School near Jacobabad and found all the staff was absent and school was closed. They have told that a report of this case has been sent to Karachi for further action.
Education officer visited Government Girl High School Latifabad.
Hyderabad district education officer Akbar Memon visited Government High girl’s English medium primary school; he appreciated increase in student’s enrolment, and improvement in quality education.
Summer Holidays announced
Sindh Government announced holidays before starting of summer vacations from 19th may till 24th of July due to intense hotness. According to details all public schools and colleges will remained close form 19th May to 24th July.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-05-20/page-3
Educated Fata By ‘Haroon Salim’
It seems education in Fata fairs far below in the scheme of things of those who matter in the country. The majority of children in the tribal belt go to madressahs because of extremely poor quality of education. Not a single university has been established in the tribal belt since Independence.
Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/121296-Educated-Fata
Quality education for development By ‘Shaukat M Zafar’
Pages of the history show the year was 1631, when the Mughal Empire in India was at the height of its glory. The period of this reign was considered the golden age of Mughal Architecture. Shah Jahan also erected many monuments. The third wife of Emperor Shah Jahan passed away during the birth of their 14th child. Shah Jahan being grief stricken of death of his wife, to honor the memory of his loving wife, ordered the construction of the Taj Mahal with the strict direction not to spare any expenses in the construction of this masterpiece. Thousands of craftsmen worked day and night for 22 years 1632-1654.
Demand to fulfill the requirements of teachers in Girls High School Takht Bhai
Takht Bhai: Shortage of teachers affects the student future badly, in government high school Takht Bhai ward No.4. The school is facing the shortage of teachers for the long time. The parents show serious concern over this situation and demanded from the government officials, Education Department to take notice and provide the number of teachers.
Complete Story: http://www.naibaat.com.pk/pre/peshawar/Page03.aspx
Students deprived from education due to closure of schools for long time
Bajaur: The Bajaur Agency, Tehsil Salar Zai Lashkar Gul area government girl’s primary school is dysfunctional since long time; the girls of the area deprived to get an education. The area elders and school land owner Abdul Salam said to media during discussion that two teachers are already appointed for this school, but they are sitting at their home and getting salaries.
Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2
Girls High School facing lack of staff & facilities
Peshawar: The Girls High School is facing lack of staff & facilities; government needs to pay attention towards the shortage. These views shared by the prominent political leader Sher Akbar Khan of Cham Dheri in a press statement. He said there is no electricity, no drinking water for children & the children got faint due to hot weather. He said that the government is totally failed in improving education.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.3
Dozens of students fainted in GHS Badhabher due to hot weather
Peshawar: Dozen of students faint in government high school Badhabher due to breakdown of electricity & closure of generator, which has created a very hot environment. The parents & local peoples party leader Malik Tamash Khan showed very serious concerns on the worst condition and demanded the Chief Minister & Minister for Education to take notice against this.
Complete Story: Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.1
Adhoc Lecturers Association continued protest
Peshawar: Adhoc Lecturers Association continued their protest on the ninth consecutive day for the regularization of their services.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.3
Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.1
Abdul Malik demanded to build school and hospital in Pashmaal
Chakdara: There is no school for the girls’ education in the area of Aryani and Pashmaal and also lacks the availability of hospitals and dispensaries for health facility to people. The Government must pay special attention to these issues. These views were shared by the UC Balakot, Muslim League (N) president Malik Abdul Malik in a press statement. He said that due to non-availability of these facilities the general public is having serious concern.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.3
Students demand for books in protest rally
Mohmand Agency: The students of Mohmand Agency, Anwar Khel area held two kilometer protest walk, near about 300 students participated in this walk. They are chanting slogans for the availability of the books and teachers in the area schools. They informed for the last two months their schools are closed and suffering their education very badly.
Complete Story: Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.3
National development is impossible without education: Professor Hassan Tareen
District Quetta: The Principal Mr. Professor Hassan Tareen inaugurated book fare in Government Degree College Quetta. He said students are showing interest in book fare which is good omen. He added national development is impossible without acquiring & excelling in Education.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-20-2016/Quetta/page2.asp
Mills High School Saryab is deprived of facilities
District Quetta: The Mills High School Saryab road is one of the biggest Educational institute is deprived of basic facilities. While the Children are getting education on pavement & sewerage system of school is also chocked due to which children are affected by skin diseases. Residents of saryab demanded from CM Balochistan & High officials to visit school for resolution of problems.
Educational institutions should be set free from political interference: Fatah Mandokhel
District Zhob: The president GTA Zhob, Mr. Fatah Khan Mandokhel along with other officials demanded in joint statement to cancel recent administrative appointments on political basis to prevail justice and merit. They said unjust appointments are deteriorating Education system in Balochistan. Educational institutions should be set free from any sort of political interference.
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 6
Education propagation is limited to newspaper statements: Abdul Khaliq Siddique
District Quetta: The provincial convener JTI Nazriyati Balochistan, Mr. Abdul Manan along with other officials said education propagation is limited to newspaper statements. Education department holds campaigns and walks in the beginning of year but after that the whole year passes in darkness and ignorance. Many schools in far flung areas have been closed without taking examination from students. Text books and other material are also unavailable in most of the schools. They appealed to Chief Justice and Secretary Education to visit the schools in the beginning of March to reopen the schools as soon as possible.
Complete Story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No. 6
Absent teachers will not be tolerated: AC Sherani
District Zhob: The Absent, ghost and substitute teachers are unable to bear in Education department said the Assistant Commissioner Mr. Zaffarullah and DEO Mr. Muhammad Saleem. The Both officials visited schools and checked attendance registers. They said without proper check and balance development and dedication in any field by employees is near to impossible. They said problems can be solved through proper concentration in Education department.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 3
Non-availability of cold water in examination centers
District Bahawalpur: The students appearing in the intermediate and Allama Iqbal Open University AIOU Examination faced a lack of drinking water at the centers in the blistering heat. Many Students fainted on spot. The Administrative Boards and Universities have not made alternative arrangements in case of load shedding and emergency.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-05-20/page- 02
Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 2
Missing facilities in PEF Schools
District Rahim Yar Khan: Punjab Education Foundation Schools in Tranda Muhammad Paha has missing facilities of drinking water, insufficient teaching staff and shortage of washrooms in school, PEF Managements providing 600 per child to School Management. The Residents have demanded from Authorities to fulfill needs of Schools.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-05-20/page- 0 3
‘Corruption’ of Lacs in school
District Bahawalpur: The Residents of Jamal Pur have alleged in charge Head Master for corruption of Lacs. It has also reported that the master convincing his staff to give him favor during inquiry statements.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 15
Punjab Educational Institutes under threat
District Multan: The Punjab Educational Institutes are declared under terrorism threat. All Security Agencies reviewed the security arrangements and preparation of security arrangement like; appointments of security guards, weapons, boundary walls and CCTV Cameras. The Officers of Security Departments instructed to make uniform standards for protection of Institutes lies in A category.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 1
Unavailability of shadow in school during intense heat of summer
District Bahawalnagar: Social activists and Parents complained that Chistian Science School’s Management charged school parking fee on monthly basis, but it is not serious for proper arrangements. Intense heat of summer puts parents in problems due to unavailability of shades at school gates.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 2
School teacher die’s due to heat stroke
District Rahim Yar Khan: Ms. Iqbal Mai, Teacher of Government Girls Middle School Khan Dakho died due to heat stroke during her duty.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 8
Parents complain against teachers’ absenteeism
District Layyah: Habitually absent Teachers are effecting children education in Government Boys Primary School. The Parents demanded Education Coordinator Officer to ensure teachers regular presence at School.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 9
School roof collapses
District Mirpur Khas: The roof of Government Primary School Sawan Marri tumbled down suddenly, but students remained safe.
Students protest against the grabbing of SMC funds and shortage of facilities
District Sanghar: The Students of Government High School Rukun Birira held protest against violation SMC funds and shortage of drinking water in the school.
Biometric team raids on the school
District Jacobabad: The Monitoring Team of Biometric verification system paid a sudden visit of Government Girls Middle School Bhaledino Abad. The School was shut and all the staff members were disappearing.
Scandal of illegal appointments in Education Department
District Mirpurkhas: It is reported that millions of rupees of corruption was exposed in EDO male female Office Jhudo. The amount was illegally drawn in lieu of teaching allowance. Even illegal appointments have been exposed.
Complete Story: Daily Jeejal, Page No. 3
Summer vacation starts in Sindh
Karachi: Sindh Government announces summer vacation i.e. all the government and private schools will remain closed from 19th May, 2016 to 24th July, 2016.
Complete Story: Daily Ibrat, Front Page
Education authorities visit schools, countless teachers absent
District Sanghar: The biometric teams visited the schools of Khipro and other adjacent areas and found more than 200 male and female teachers absent from their duties and 30 teachers were announced ghost. The report has been sent to higher authorities.