21st February 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Private sector’s role sought for improving exam system
Private educational institutions should come forward and nominate their teachers as invigilators and evaluators to help the educational boards improve the education system.
Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=21_02_2017_183_001

G-B/ AJK/ FATA

Govt offices, schools reopen in Mohmand
Government offices and educational institutions reopened on Monday after the suicide attack on the political compound on 15th February. However attendance remained thin.
Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=21_02_2017_182_002

Federal

CADD to address daily wage teachers’ issue
The ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has now decided to address the issue of regularizing the services of daily wage teachers.
Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=21_02_2017_152_007

RIS participates in Chinese Spring Festival
Islamabad-Roots International Schools participated in Chinese Spring Festival at NUML Islamabad on Monday. The RIS extended heartfelt greetings to the Peoples Republic of China on their 69th National Day Commemorations on this very event.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/21-Feb-2017/ris-participates-in-chinese-spring-festival

CADD starts training of 2,100 school teachers in second phase
The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has started the second phase of the teachers training programme under which as many as 2100 teachers of the schools working under CADD will be trained.
Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-02-21/lahore/9869/69068
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/cadd-starts-training-of-2100-teachers-in-second-phase/

International conference on ‘Mathematics & Physics’ concludes at Air University
Chief guest of ceremony Higher Education Commission Chairman Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed during his address stressed on the importance of Mathematics and Physics in the country and also shared with audience, the future plans of HEC for improving the education standards in these fields.
Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/187791-International-conference-on-Mathematics-Physics-concludes-at-Air-University

Roots IVY holds Education Expo
Roots IVY International Schools, colleges and universities held the first ever, one of a kind ‘Roots IVY Career & Education Expo’ nationwide from February 6-16 to provide students with instantaneous, on the spot counseling about diverse higher studies prospects in the leading universities around the world.
Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/187743-Roots-IVY-holds-Education-Expo

Balochistan

Mother language should be made of education curriculum
The Principal Secretary of Baloch Student Organization (Pajjar) said that mother tongue is like the backbone of progress for any society or country. It is important that the mother language is inculcated in the school curriculum.
Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/270790-todays-print-city-news

Books should immediately be provided to educational institutes
The provincial government of Balochistan should adopt new policies for the provision of books and other facilities because students have become disappointed with schools and the system of education as their problems are being ignored and not being resolved.
Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspxnewsID=1104041967&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20170221

Strict measures have been taken to control cheating
Balochistan Board of intermediate and secondary education Quetta along with the government and Ministry of Education Balochistan has taken strict measures to end the cheating trend in exams.
Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/270790-todays-print-city-news

Punjab
Call to introduce Punjabi as medium of instruction
A press release issued after the meeting with the executive council of World Punjabi Congress (WPC) said that Punjab government, Punjabi politicians, Punjabi bureaucracy and Punjabi elite are consistently exhibiting enmity towards Punjabi language and culture. None of the demands of the WPC have been given due consideration. 
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-02-21/page-14/detail-7
Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104043499&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20170221

A government degree college which does not offer degrees
Slogans coined for the Education Sector’s Reforms Programme, rhyme well but don’t match the reality on the ground – least of all in Taxila tehsil.
A look at the Government Boys Degree College in Taxila shows why the slogans don’t appeal to students and their parents. The ‘degree’ classes introduced in the college 10 years ago exist in name only.
Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=21_02_2017_153_006

Exceptional performance: 90 high-achieving CIE students to get awards
Over 90 students in Punjab will receive awards for exceptional performance in the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) June 2016. The high-achievers include eight who achieved the highest marks in the world and 20 who obtained the highest marks in Pakistan in a single subject.
Complete Story: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1333660/exceptional-performance-90-high-achieving-cie-students-get-awards/

Education standards improved in all provinces
Minister of State for Federal Education, Professional Training, Interior and Narcotics Control Baligh-ur-Rehman has said that education standards have improved in all provinces of the country. The minister said that dropout rate in educational institutions has decreased remarkably and literacy rate is on the rise throughout the country.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/edu-standards-improved-in-all-provinces/

Admissions for Pre-9th grade have started at Islamia Highschool Dolat Gate
Admissions have opened at Islamia Highschool Dolat Gate for pre-9th graders. 22 new students had been admitted in the first day.
Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspxnewsID=1104043284&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20170221

Interviews for the employment of educators
Interviews to hire educators in the district of Multan will be conducted today.
Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspxnewsID=1104043284&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20170221

6th grade exams ended
According to Punjab Examination Commission, 6th grade exams ended the day before.
Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspxnewsID=1104043284&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20170221

Special camps will be set up for students after the Matriculation exams have ended
The principal of Government Degree College Qadirpur Ran, Nur Ahmad has reported to have said that pre-first year camps will be set up for students right after Matric exams have ended.
Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspxnewsID=1104043284&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20170221
Sindh

Cambridge announces awards for 85 students from Sindh, Balochistan
The Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) has announced that over 85 students in Sindh and Balochistan will receive awards for exceptional performance in the Cambridge examinations.
According to statement issued on Monday, the award-winning students include 19 learners who achieved the highest marks in the world and 30 learners who attained the highest marks in Pakistan in a single subject
Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/187707-Cambridge-announces-awards-for-85-students-from-Sindh-Balochistan
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/cambridge-learner-awards-for-sindh-balochistan/

KGS overshadows other schools as CIE announces results
Karachi Grammar School (KGS) dominated the list of high achievers as Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) announced the winners of their learners’ awards.
The winners for five categories — Top in Pakistan, Best Across Award, Top in Sindh and Balochistan, High Achievement and Top in the World — were chosen from the students who took the exams in June 2016.
Complete Story: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1333553/kgs-overshadows-schools-cie-announces-results/

MCB takes part in fundraiser to support child education
The MCB Bank Ltd, Pakistan's leading private sector bank, participated in the one-day fund raising initiative The Orange Tree Carnival by acclaimed NGO the Orange Tree Foundation.
In addition to event sponsorship, MCB Bank placed its mobile ATM at the carnival to facilitate participants at the venue. The ticketed event was organised by the NGO to raise funds for the education and healthcare of Karachi's underprivileged children.
Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/business/21-Feb-17/mcb-takes-part-in-fundraiser-to-support-child-education

Seiminar conducted by Social Students Form
The Chairman of Social Students Form held a seminar at Government Shaheed-e-Millat Girls College Azizabad, to celebrate Library Day. The seminar emphasised on the importance of books and libraries.
Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/271027-todays-print-city-news

Editorial/Op-ed

Anything over a school
http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-02-21/page-6/detail-1

The inspiration cliff
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1333508/the-inspiration-cliff/

Letters to the Editor

School security
http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=21_02_2017_009_011