21st March 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Scholarships for students

Quaid-e-Azam Schools and Colleges group is going to award scholarships to students. 95 intelligent students will be given admissions in all the campuses.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103409172&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160319


Notices issued to private schools

Peshawar Development Authority has given notices to 70 private school owners of Hayatabad which are running schools in the residential areas. One school has already been sealed. Private schools have prepared their plan of action for protesting against PDA.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103412841&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160321



WWB releases Rs320m to pay students’ transport fee

The Workers Welfare Board (WWB), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has released Rs320 million for paying transport charges of students of working folks grammar schools in the province.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1246653/wwb-releases-rs320m-to-pay-students-transport-fee


Education vital for uplift of tribal areas: Speakers

Speakers at a function here the other day said that promotion of education was vital for socio-economic development of tribal areas. Addressing the oath taking ceremony of newly elected office-bearers of All Bajaur Private Schools Association, they urged the well-off people to make investment in education sector to improve standard of education in tribal areas.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1246650/education-vital-for-uplift-of-tribal-areas-speakers


Book on Economic Decline launched

A book titled ‘The Dark Face of Contemporary Economics’ was launched at a ceremony in the Area Study Centre (ASC) at the University of Peshawar here on Friday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1246648/book-on-economic-decline-launched


No check on sale of guides used for cheating in exams

Though banned, the pocket-sized guides used by matriculation and intermediate students to cheat in examinations are selling in the provincial capital without let or hindrance. These pocket guides as they’re popularly known are available at almost every stationary shop in the city.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1246661/no-check-on-sale-of-guides-used-for-cheating-in-exams


Governor meets FATA Education, Health Officials

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that promotion of education and uplift of health sector in Fata was a priority of the incumbent government.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/106326-Governor-meets-Fata-education-health-officials


Avalanche kills 2 students in Chitral

Pakistani rescuers on Sunday found the bodies of two schoolchildren hit by an avalanche in the mountainous northwest, while nine more remain buried beneath the snow. The disaster struck on Saturday afternoon near the village of Susom, some 40 kilometers (24 miles) north of the town of Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, local police station chief Sultan Baig told media.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/03/20/national/avalanche-kills-2-students-in-chitral/


Non-issuance of roll number slips protested

Candidates for a National Testing Service (NTS) examination held to fill out vacancies of teachers have protested against non-provision of roll number slips. Candidates from North and South Waziristan and from Frontier Region Lakki Marwat staged a protest outside Bannu Degree College No 2. The speakers, including Shahzad Ahmed, Hashim, Zahoor Khan and others said they had applied for teaching vacancies about one month ago.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/106596-Non-issuance-of-roll-number-slips-protested


40 teachers appointed in Karak

The education department has issued a notification regarding recruitment of 30 primary school teachers and 11 certificate teachers in different schools of the district. Sources in the education department told Dawn on Saturday that the district education officer Abdus Salam Marwat issued the notification.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1246823/40-teachers-appointed-in-karak


Students of Govt. schools to have new uniform

The Elementary and Secondary Education (E&SE) Department has proposed three different types of uniforms for students of the government schools to be used from the upcoming academic year. Officials said that the parent-teacher councils (PTCs) of the schools would be authorised to select a uniform for the respective schools.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1246826/students-of-govt-schools-to-have-new-uniform


Call to withdraw cases against protesting students

The All Pakistan Private Schools Association, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter, has expressed serious concern over registration of cases against the teachers and students who had held protest demonstrations against the Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) for cracking down on private schools.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1246825/call-to-withdraw-cases-against-protesting-students


Struggle for protection: HEC demands shifting BKU to safer land

Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed said the authority wants to shift Bacha Khan University (BKU) to a safer place for which the varsity administration was asked to submit a proposal.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1068979/struggle-for-protection-hec-demands-shifting-bku-to-safer-land/


Removal of exam staff raises controversy

A controversy has surfaced between the government school teachers and administration of Peshawar Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education over removal of superintendents by the latter for allowing cheating in two examination halls established at a private school.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1246962/removal-of-exam-staff-raises-controversy http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/106787-Teachers-body-seeks-removal-of-BISE-Peshawar-chairman


12 women teachers appointed in Lakki

The Lakki Marwat District Education Officer, Female, Zubaida Khattak, has appointed 12 teachers against the vacant posts in government girls schools. An official of the district education department said the new appointments included six certified teachers, two drawing teachers, two Arabic teachers and one each theology and physical education teacher.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1246946/12-women-teachers-appointed-in-lakki


Teachers recalled serving at Nazim Office

District Education Officer directed three teachers who were performing duty at the office of the Shangla District Nazim to report to their schools. The sources said that district nazim had requested the district administration to transfer three teachers Wahid Murad, Shahinsha and Bahrullah to his office. The administration transferred the teachers to the nazim’s office.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/106791-Teachers-recalled-serving-at-nazim-office


Pashto language should be made the medium of instruction

Founder of Dr. Khan Movement has demanded that Pashto language should be made the medium of instruction in the academic institutions of KP. If the students are taught in their mother language then their concepts would be cleared.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103409671&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160319


SSTs threaten to boycott examination duties

All SS Teachers Association has demanded that the Chairman BISE Peshawar should apologies the teachers for alleging that they are involved in malpractices during exam. They have also threatened to boycott the examination duties if the Chairman does not seek pardon.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103410909&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160320


Distance Learning Programme of Sarhad University

Sarhad University held a special meeting to discuss the possibilities of starting the varsity’s distance learning programme. Vice Chancellor, Dr. Saleem ur Rehman chaired the meeting.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103410897&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160320




Private school owners should provide medical facilities to students

Balochistan’s Opposition Leader, Raheem Kakar has urged the government to ensure that the private school owners provide medical facilities to the students. The school don’t even have cooler for drinking water.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103412998&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160321


Quetta’s schools made functional

32 co-education schools on the outskirts of Quetta have been made functional with the PSDP funds allocated to the MPAs Nasrullal Zehri and Manzoor Kakar.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103412258&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160321


Non-distribution of free books

18 days have passed since the schools of Quetta opened after the winter vacations. But the free books have not been supplied to the schools up till now.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103408367&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160319


MoU between BUITEMS and BRSP

A MoU has been signed between Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences and Balochistan Rural Support Programme to collaborate for technical cooperation in entrepreneurship and job creation.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103408316&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160319




No progress on education package

No progress could be made on the implementation of national education policy, educational package and Mirpur Medical University issues in the cabinet meeting of AJK.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-03-19/6676/kabnina%20copy.jpg


New generation should make education their top priority

District Education Officer Muzaffarabad, Afzaal Baig has said that the new generation should make education their top priority and make their lives as well as societies better by taking practical steps for attaining best possible education.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-03-20/6730/new%20copy.jpg



Growth is not possible without education

AJK’s Prime Minister, Chaudhry Abdul Majeed has said that no society can prosper without education. Foundations for a university like Jamiat ul Azhar will be laid soon.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-03-21&edition=ISL&id=2250798_35947863




Details of Madaaris in Pakistan

According to a report of National Action Plan, 182 Madaaris have been declared security sensitive. 72 have been declared as being involved in illegal activities. 254 Madaaris have been sealed.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-03-21/6780/national.jpg





Pakistani students being encouraged in international universities

PM’s Foreign Advisor, Sartaj Aziz has said that it is a matter of pride for us that the Pakistani students are being encouraged in the international universities.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-21-2016/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=48.gif


79,554 Scholarships by HEC

Higher Education Commission awarded 79,554 scholarships to the students during the academic year 2014-15. Out of these 2,825 were PhD scholarships.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-03-20/6723/higher%20copy.jpg




Capital’s five special children’s institutions to be upgraded

Minister of State Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhary said that capital’s five special children’s educational institutions would also be upgraded through Prime Minister Education Reforms Programme.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/21/capitals-five-special-childrens-institutions-to-be-upgraded/ www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/21-Mar-2016/five-special-children-schools-to-be-upgraded-in-capitalhttp://nation.com.pk/islamabad/21-Mar-2016/special-schools-of-capital-to-be-upgraded-tariq



Two Pakistani Students To Pursue Higher Education In Japan

Two Pakistani students are being given scholarships to study in Japan by the Japanese government. An orientation was held on Sunday for Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Japan scholarship students Amena Rehman from Karachi and Asad Ali from Quetta at the Japanese Consulate in Karachi. Total 8 researchers have been selected for the scholarship purpose.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1069552/going-places-two-pakistani-students-to-pursue-higher-education-in-japan/ http://www.dawn.com/news/1246881/japanese-scholarships http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/106770-Reception-for-students-awarded-scholarships http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/106798-Reception-for-students-awarded-MEXT-scholarships http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-03-19&edition=ISL&id=2245824_37731489





Educational institutes have to follow vision of Quaid, Iqbal

Freedom is the greatest blessing in the world and our educational institutes should introduce tha nation’s flag bearers of the future with invaluable services rendered by our leaders and they should be enlightened with the vision of Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal. This was stated by Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema, Executive Director NAVTTC as a chief guest during the annual prize distribution ceremony at Prince Sultana Degree College here on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/20/educational-institutes-have-to-follow-vision-of-quaid-iqbal/


Penetration of extremist elements growing in QAU

Last week the students of Quaid-i-Azam University shut down the campus over patronisation of a student organisation with extremist ideology by a group of faculty members. Although after acceptance of demands and family pressure to stay away from political activities, the students called off strike three days later and normalcy returned to the campus, yet it left many concerned about the campus environment, once known as a progressive and liberal institute.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/20-Mar-2016/penetration-of-extremist-elements-growing-in-qau


New learning paradigms in education system sought

Speakers at a conference yesterday said it was right time to realise the need for adopting and implementing new learning paradigms in the structure of the country’s education system. They were addressing the International Symposium on 21st Century. Learning held here at National University of Science and Technology (NUST). 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/20-Mar-2016/new-learning-paradigms-in-education-system-sought http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/20/speakers-for-adopting-new-learning-paradigms-in-education-system/  


FBISE’s SSC exams start on March 22

Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) will hold Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Annual Examination from March 22 (Tuesday). Controller of Examination (Conduct) Qasim Ali Kazmi told this news agency that roll number slips of all regular students of part-I and II have been dispatched to their institutions and those of private and ex-candidates on addresses given by them in their admission forms.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/106793-FBISEs-SSC-exams-start-on-March-22


FBISE facilitates students with online services

Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) is facilitating hundreds of students with its recently launched online application services in examination process, admissions and results related activities. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/20-Mar-2016/fbise-facilitates-students-with-online-services http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/20/fbise-facilitates-students-with-online-services/


Scholarship grants for students across the country

As many as 909 students across the country have been given scholarships amounting to approximately Rs 1.1 billion to pursue four years ICT degree programmes in the top universities of the country under Prime Minister’s National ICT Scholarship Programme, since the year 2013.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/20-Mar-2016/scholarship-grants-for-students-across-the-country


Schools reject govt. panel

The committee formed by the government to find a way out to relocate educational institutions functioning in residential areas has been rejected by the private schools because no representative of the schools is the part of the committee.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/19-Mar-2016/schools-reject-govt-panel


124 students of federal area sent abroad on Scholarships

Ministry for Federal Education and Professional Training has sent a total of one hundred and twenty four students from Federal Areas to abroad on scholarships for higher education during last five years.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/19/124-students-of-federal-area-sent-abroad-on-scholarships/


Celebration of Francophone Week at NUML

Six-day long celebration of Francophone Week, one of the biggest events of the year for French Speaking People, ended at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) on Friday. The event was organized by the French Language Department of NUML.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/19/celebration-of-francophone-week-at-numl/


Section 144 imposed around exam Centre’s

To discourage use of unfair means in B.A., B.Sc and B.Com examination, the capital administration has imposed a ban on gatherings near the centers. Students, appearing in examination, were, however, exempted from the ban, sources told Dawn on Friday. The exams commenced on March 15.

Complete Story: www.dawn.com/news/1246643/section-144-imposed-around-exam-centres



Francophone Week celebrations end at NUML

Six-day long celebration of Francophone Week, one of the biggest events of the year for French speaking people, ended at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) on Friday, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/106339-Francophone-Week-celebrations-ends-at-NUML


SLS School appreciates Junior Golfers

Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School recognized two students for their outstanding performance in Junior Golf, says a press release. Hadeed Abbas, 16 and Huzaifa Abbas, 15 are brothers studying in grade 10 and grade 9 respectively at the SLS, Lalazar campus.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/106340-SLS-School-appreciates-junior-golfers


IIUI security guards involved in drug smuggling

Security guards of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) are reportedly involved in smuggling of drugs into the varsity campuses. According to sources, students use drugs openly in hostels and parking of the university in evening and these drugs are being smuggled via security guards. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/19-Mar-2016/iiui-security-guards-involved-in-drug-smuggling


Qualification, age limit for CSS candidates issue to be again taken with PM

After rejection of summary by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on enhancing age limit for CSS exams, different stakeholders including Ministry of Planning, Establishment Division and Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) on Friday evolved consensus for again forwarding proposal for extending age limit of candidates from 28 to 30 years and scaling up education level from 14 to 16 years.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/106566-Qualification-age-limit-for-CSS-candidates-issue-to-be-again-taken-with-PM


AIOU announces fee concession schemes

Allama Iqbal Open University has announced six fee concession schemes for needy children. Vice Chancellor, Shahid Siddiqui has vowed that the varsity will bring maximum number of people under its education network.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-03-19&edition=ISL&id=2245826_68992277





Education boards likely to face financial losses

Education Boards are going to have financial deficits of around 18.2 crore rupees with the Punjab government’s decision to waive off the registration fees of Grade 9 and 10 exams. Registration fees for Grade 9 and 10 are Rs. 700 and Rs. 650 respectively.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103409678&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160319


Girls Degree College not completed

9 crore rupees have been spent upon construction of Girls Degree College, Saddar, Rawalpindi. The construction work started four years back. The contractor has left the work incomplete.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103411724&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160320


Approval for six new colleges in Rawalpindi

Chief Minister has given his nod for making six new boys and Girls College to address the issue of admissions in colleges. Grant of 20 crore rupees has been approved for the initial phase.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103412899&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160321


Annual audit of building conditions of Danish Schools

It has been decided that an annual audit would be conducted of the building conditions of Danish Schools. SOPs will also be made for regular maintenance of those buildings.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103408985&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160319



Teachers united against education authorities

Education department will give the final shape to education authorities to be functionalised from the start of new academic year. The protest of teachers against authorities is growing with every passing day.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-03-21/page-8/detail-5


PU awards PhD Degrees

Punjab University has awarded PhD degree to Sumera Mehboob in the subject of Biological Sciences.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-03-20/page-13/detail-15


Pakistan Day’s activities

Chief Minister Punjab has given the directions to all the district administrations to conduct Qirat and Naat competitions on Pakistan Day in all the academic institutions of Punjab.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-03-20/page-4/detail-15


World can be conquered through the weapon of Education

Qamruz Zaman Babar, Vice Chairman of National Peace Committee for Interfaith Harmony, has said that education is the only weapon that can help us in conquering the whole world.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2016-03-20/page-20


Unsuccessful officials have no right to remain on their posts

CM Shehbaz Sharif held a long meeting to review the impact of education reforms policies. He said that the officials, who fail in achieving the education targets, have no right to remain on their posts.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-03-19/page-1/detail-3


Massive corruptions in University of Education

Massive corruptions have been revealed in the University of Education, Lahore. Chief Minister has ordered an inquiry to probe the matter.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-03-20/page-8/detail-38


700 Women Assistant Professors to be promoted

A process of promotion of 700 women assistant professors from BPS-18 to 19 has been completed after a series of meetings. The recommendations have been sent to Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif for final approval after which a notification will soon be issued by the Higher Education Department Punjab.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/21/700-women-assistant-professors-to-be-promoted/ http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/21-Mar-2016/700-women-assistant-professors-to-be-promotedhttp://nation.com.pk/lahore/21-Mar-2016/good-news-for-women-assistant-professors 




Govt speedily promoting Education

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday stressed the need of providing equal education opportunities to male and female students belonging to urban and rural areas. He said the PML-N government was striving to curb darkness of ignorance through spreading light of knowledge and education as per vision of the government by promoting public-private partnership in the education sector.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/20/govt-speedily-promoting-education/


Minister to inspect educational institutes’ Security

Provincial Minister for Zakat and Ushr Nadeem Kamran will visit different educational institutes every Friday and Saturday to check security measures.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/20/minister-to-inspect-educational-institutes-security/


ICMA Holds CFO Summit 2016

Provincial Finance Minister Dr Ayesha Ghaus Pasha, while addressing a seminar on ‘CFO Summit 2016’ held under the aegis of Institute of Cost and Management Accounts (ICMA) Pakistan, has said that the role of chief financial officer has not been limited to the supervision of financial matters and controlling irregularities in the institutions but the credit of positive changes in trade system and re-organisation of the institutions also goes to them.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/20-Mar-2016/icma-holds-cfo-summit-2016


Qirat and Naat Competitions

Punjab Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has said that Qirat and Naat competitions will be held at district, division and provincial level in universities, colleges and schools in connection with Pakistan Day.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/106577-Qirat-and-Naat-competitions


OPP calls meeting to prepare budget proposals

Opposition leader in Punjab Assembly Mian Mahmood-ur-Rasheed has called a meeting of parliamentary leaders of all opposition parties next week to prepare proposals for the 2016-17 budget.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1246793/opp-calls-meeting-to-prepare-budget-proposals


Earth hour vigils at Airport, GCU

A candlelit vigil in connection with the Earth Hour was held at the Allama Iqbal International Airport and the Government College University on Saturday. All lights of GCU’s historical clock tower were switched off at 8:30pm. A good number of students attended the vigil at the varsity.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1246797/earth-hour-vigils-at-airport-gcu


Geek Week: Students face off in IT competitions at FAST-NU

More than 1,000 students from all over the country are participating in the Geek Week 2016 at the FAST-National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES), Lahore.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1069069/geek-week-students-face-off-in-it-competitions-at-fast-nu/


Free primary schooling: Federal, Provincial Govts to explain delay in implementing right to education Law

The right to education law that makes it mandatory for all children between the ages of five and 16 years to go to school has yet to be implemented and the courts want to know what is causing the delay.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1068944/free-primary-schooling-federal-provincial-govts-to-explain-delay-in-implementing-right-to-education-law/


Govt. committed to eradicating illiteracy: Ahsan Iqbal

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has stressed the need for providing equal education opportunities to all male and female students belonging to both urban and rural areas.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/03/20/city/lahore/govt-committed-to-eradicating-illiteracy-ahsan-iqbal/


NSMC teaching hospital ignored

The provincial government has approved a plan to establish a new district headquarters (DHQ) hospital here when a teaching hospital of the Nawaz Sharif Medical College (NSMC) was approved when the medical college came into being around six years ago but has been a distant dream since then.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1247015/nsmc-teaching-hospital-ignored


25 non-formal schools for Kiln Workers’ Children Set Up

As many as 25 non-formal schools have been set up for the children of kiln workers in the district. This was stated by District Literacy Officer Farrukh Ejaz Malik while he was talking to APP. He said that 5 teams had been constituted on the directions of CM Punjab to provide education to the children of kiln workers.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/03/21/city/lahore/25-non-formal-schools-for-kiln-workers-children-set-up/


Prank payed on Gordon College Teacher

A prankster called the principal of Gordon College and convinced him that he was talking from the office of Federal Minster for Planning, Ahsan Iqbal. He hoodwinked an Urdu teacher and minced 140,000 rupees from him.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-03-21/page-3/detail-32




Security Performa not filled by schools

The Performa’s for security of schools have not been filled up hitherto. The last date for filling Performa’s has been extended to 22nd March.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-03-20&edition=KCH&id=2247567_52325889


KU awards PhD Degree

University of Karachi has awarded PhD degree to Sadaf Mustafa d/o Syed Muhammad Mustafa in the field of Business Administration.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-03-21&edition=KCH&id=2249395_75631241


Students visit traffic police headquarters

The students of Department of Media Studies Greenwich University along with their course In-charge Tahira Tariq visited Traffic Police Headquarters at Garden East and CPO located at I.I. Chundrigar Road, to get information about traffic rules and safe driving.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/19/students-visit-traffic-police-headquarters/


CCG to be best Asia’s Institution

Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, has said that he wants to see Cadet College Gadap (CCG) as one of the best educational institutions not only in Pakistan but also in Asia. “This is the reason that I have made Corps Commander Karachi as Chairman of its board of Governors, “he stated while presiding over the Board of Governors meeting of Cadet College Gadap held at the CM House on Friday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/19/ccg-to-be-best-asias-institution/ http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/106288-CM-for-making-Cadet-College-Gadap-one-of-Asias-best http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/19-Mar-2016/qaim-vows-all-out-support-to-cadet-college-gadap


Sir Syed medical college convocation today

As many as 291 students of MBBS and eight graduates of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programme would be conferred degrees and gold medals at the first-ever convocation of the Sir Syed College of Medical Sciences Karachi to be held on Saturday (today).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/106292-Sir-Syed-medical-college-convocation-today


Convocation of Sir Syed University

1529 graduates were awarded degrees in the 19th Convocation of Sir Syed University. 6043 students are getting education in ten different technologies.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-03-20&edition=KCH&id=2247580_31495962



Need for reviving book-reading culture stressed

Speakers in a seminar have stressed the need to revive the book-reading culture. Highlighting the poor state of library culture, a seminar entitled ‘Public Libraries in Sindh – Importance, Current Status and Challenges, they emphasised the important role played by public libraries in providing the common man with access to knowledge.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/20-Mar-2016/need-for-reviving-book-reading-culture-stressed


Sindh reluctant to legislate seminaries’ Registration

It seems the Sindh government has kneeled down in front of the pressure of religious groups over strict registration procedure of the Sindh seminaries. The regulation was aimed at regularising the seminaries through an amendment into the Societies Registration Bill.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/karachi/21-Mar-2016/sindh-reluctant-to-legislate-seminaries-registration


Journey of a Backbencher at a Government school to a seat In UN

Walking to school with her brothers and sisters, little Aamna Qureshi used to look wistfully at the buses of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Sukkur. Little did she know then that one day she would study at the prestigious school and, that, too, on a 100 per cent scholarship.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1069545/journey-of-a-backbencher-at-a-government-school-to-a-seat-in-un/


Illegal appointments of teachers

Over 400 lecturers and assistant professors are serving in the government colleges. On the other hand SPLA has announced to lead a strike for recruiting more teachers.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-21-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=09_07.gif


Training workshop for teachers

A two day long training workshop was held in the Dawaah Academy for the teachers. It was organised by International Islamic University Islamabad.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-21-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_10.gif


Discrepancies in mark sheets

Gulab Zada passed the HSSC Part-I paper in 2015. But on his marks sheet issued by Hyderabad Board, picture of a girl has been placed instead of his own picture.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-21-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_08.gif


Need for reviving book-reading culture stressed

Speakers in a seminar have stressed the need to revive the book-reading culture. Highlighting the poor state of library culture, a seminar entitled ‘Public Libraries in Sindh – Importance, Current Status and Challenges, they emphasised the important role played by public libraries in providing the common man with access to knowledge.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/20-Mar-2016/need-for-reviving-book-reading-culture-stressed


Over 1,100 degrees awarded at SSUET Convocation

Over 1,100 graduates were conferred degrees at the 19 convocation of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) held at the Expo Centre on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/20-Mar-2016/over-1-100-degrees-awarded-at-ssuet-convocation http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/106544-SSUET-awards-degrees-to-over-1500-graduates


‘Neglected public libraries a worrying sign of society’s Ills’

“In a public library you’ll find Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Akbar Allahbadi, Marx, Manto and Rabindranath Tagore next to one another. All of their wisdom has been preserved and is waiting to be discovered,” said Khawaja Mustafa, president of the Pakistan Library Association (PLA), Sindh chapter, and head librarian, Faculty of Health Sciences Library, Aga Khan University.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/106541-Neglected-public-libraries-a-worrying-sign-of-societys-ills http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/03/20/city/karachi/neglected-public-libraries-worrying-sign-of-societys-ills-speakers/


Teachers’ Panel Voices Concern over lack of transparency in NED

The NED University Teachers Association (Neta) has expressed concerns over the rumours of cancellation of the selection board meeting, which was supposed to look into different issues, including appointments and promotions of teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/106548-Teachers-panel-voices-concern-over-lack-of-transparency-in-NED


Over 1,500 graduates bid farewell to Sir Syed varsity At Convocation

The 19th convocation of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology at the Expo Centre here on Saturday saw some 1,529 graduating students bidding farewell to their alma mater amid feelings of joy and sadness.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1246721/over-1500-graduates-bid-farewell-to-sir-syed-varsity-at-convocation


Teachers worried over delay in payment of salary

More than 700 school teachers employed under a World Bank-funded programme in Sindh have not received their salaries for the past seven months, it emerged on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1246712/teachers-worried-over-delay-in-payment-of-salary


Younger generation is custodian of our Culture, Traditions: Chairman HEC

Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC), Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, Saturday said that younger generation is the custodian of our culture and traditions that our nation always rejoices. “Pakistan is going through a critical phase having challenges to face and now it is their responsibility to develop our country and carry nation forward into new era of development and prosperity”, he said while addressing as chief guest at the 19th Convocation-2016 of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) at the Expo Center here.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/20/younger-generation-is-custodian-of-our-culture-traditions-chairman-hec/




Public private partnership By Yusuf Abbassi

The process of bringing fruits of governments’ efforts in the field of research and technology is in continuation.  The role of public private partnership is very vital in this regard.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103409072&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160319


Book reading habit amongst children By Eshal Fatima

It is quite difficult to inculcate book reading habit amongst the children. But it is not entirely impossible. It not only improves their academic performance but also broadens their vision.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-03-21&edition=LHR&id=2251368_46568246


Illiteracy bomb is ticking! By ‘Madiha Randhawa’

ON Monday, Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform announced that a month-long enrolment campaign would be launched on April 1 this year to ensure 100 percent enrolment of children in schools in the next three years and meet the universal primary enrolment targets. Pakistan has already fallen behind to meet the MGD’s target to ensure 80 percent primary enrollment by 2015.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/19/illiteracy-bomb-is-ticking/


Education and Health issues By ‘Ibne Naseer’

Health problems and lack of opportunities for education are among the major problems in Pakistan. There is no proper healthcare system for patients; the poor people cannot afford expensive medicines and exorbitant fees of private doctors and hospitals. They don’t have enough to eat and earn livelihood. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/19/education-and-health-issues/


Career Counseling; questions and answers

Q1: I have completed MSc Mathematics and I am confused to which career/department should I opt further as now I feel that I have lost interest in mathematics. I need your guidance as I see no future for myself.( Zainab Latif – Karachi)Ans: I am quite surprised to see that while you have completed 16 years of qualification in mathematics and how all of sudden you have lost interest in this subject at this point of time. The closest subject area I can suggest would be finance since you are good at numbers and statistics. I believe you should do well if pursuing a degree in finance or financial management. This will open up career opportunities in financial institutions for you.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/106557-Career-counselling-questions-and-answers


Letters to the Editor


Educational institutions and teachers

Educational institutions and teachers are the backbone for reforming a society and character building of the new generation. They keep the new generation in touch with their true faith and the cultural norms.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-03-19/page-15/detail-3


Education system of Pakistan

The biggest drawback of our education system us that English language has been made compulsory for teaching purposes whereas our national language is Urdu.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-03-19/page-15/detail-2


Give priority to government schools

It has become a fashion to educate the children in private schools in this age of inflation. Private schools charge the fees according to their own will.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-03-20&edition=KCH&id=2247885_49734602


Downfall of girls’ education

We often discuss the girls’ education. NGOs also keep on fighting for the rights of women. That is why the number of girls is increasing in the universities as compared to boys.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-03-20&edition=KCH&id=2247871_50589752


Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Notices issued to private schools

Peshawar:  Students, parents and teachers protested against Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) in Hayatabad after the order of closure of schools in Hayatabad. They state that this order is counter-productive and is wasting the precious time of the students. They demand for government attention and action against this. So far fifty schools have received a notice and one school already sealed.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103412841&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160321

Dangerous school building

Dir Paiyn: Due to the old and poor construction of the Government Girls School, there is a chance of life threatening accident. Muhammad Hayat, Naib Nazim, UC council Ziarat Talash demanded government action in this matter and stated that they should reconstruct it.

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=7

Teacher’s coordination council urges government to accept demands

Peshawar: The Members of All Teachers Coordination Council, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa asked the provincial government and the education secretariat to accept their genuine demands pertaining teachers’ election, time scale, restoration of disable quota, teacher son quota and other otherwise a protest would be carried out for the rights. However, there is a representation of 24 teachers association from KP in coordination council. The Council stressed government to promptly remove Chairman, Board for their services and appoint another eligible person.

Complete Story:  Daily Aaj, Peshawar Page No.2

Daily Mashriq, Peshawar Page No.2

Daily Surkhab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.3

Raids on Agency Education Officer in different examination halls

Mohmand Agency: Raids on Agency Education Officer on different examination halls of Mohmand Agency. 22 teachers dismissed recommendation because of their involvement in illegal activities and new names for duty have sent to the Peshawar Board. The Teachers Federation Mohmand Agency has welcomed this decision. This action was taken against teachers on the public complaints.

 Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.3

Usage of faulty material revealed in Girls Secondary School, Matta

Matta: The Chairman Nazmeen Matta Village Tehsil Matta, Mr. Bahadar Khan, Legal Advisor, Saeed Ahmad and others visited school on the complaint of the senior clerk and examined the school. They observed that newly constructed roof of the science laboratory is damaged, revealing that poor and cheap type of material has used in school construction. They demanded an inquiry against its engineers and constructor.

Complete Story: Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.4

Private educational institutes raise fees

Haripur:  As the new year of education has begun, the educational institutes have raised fees of the schools which are not affordable for parents. Parents demanded from the Deputy Commissioner to take action against this act as they manage their child fees not easily so the government should take action and make these schools to make their mission education not money earning.

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

SST teachers threaten to boycott their examination duties

Peshawar: All SST Teachers Association has demanded from Chairman Board to apologize on his behavior with teachers otherwise they will protest and boycott from their duties.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103410909&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160320

No check and balance in examination, all claims proved unjustified

Peshawar: In the recent examinations in Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa the government has banned the selling of pocket guides however, these guides are selling on a high peak. All the claims of elimination of cheating proved baseless and there is no check and balance in this examination.

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=2

Booti mafia ruling matric examination

Dera Ismail Khan: Booti Mafia is ruling the board examination, allowings the students to use mobile phones. They are freely using Whatsapp, messenger and IMO facilities. The 9th class English paper was let out and examination duty staff is demanding its return from the candidates. In whole, all the claims of government for fair examination were proven wrong.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.2

Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.8

Orders issued for appointment of 39 female teachers

Alpuri: The education department, Shangla has issued orders of 39 female teacher appointments; all teachers will receive appointment orders from a District Female Education Officer on Monday.

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

APPSA demands reopening of sealed school

Peshawar:  All Pakistan Private School Association Saturday condemned the provincial government for closing a public school located in a residential area of Hayatabad and warned if government does not takes back their decision they would close all schools across the province.

Complete Story: Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.2

To eliminate cheating every person has to play a role says Muhammad Umair

Kohat: The Assistant Commissioner, Mr. Muhammad Umair has shown his believe that he will try his best to eliminate and root of the stinging disease of society- cheating. Pocket guide selling has banned and strict inquiry will be done against the people who support students to cheat in examination hall. He also said that to eliminate of cheating every person has to play a role and now for rooting off the evil of cheating everything in board examination will be based on a computerized system.

Complete Story:  Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.4

Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.2

Time to make curriculum according to Islamic Studies

Sheer Garh: The Finance Minister Khyber Paktunkhuwa stated that its time to make a syllabus that goes according to the Islamic Education. He also said that corruption and other irregularities in country are just because politicians are not properly aware of the Islamic Studies. He stated this in a ceremony on Parents Day in which he further said that America is a terrorist country who is just trying to show that Muslims are terrorists but in reality it’s a terrorist who is spreading terror all over the world.

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

Pashto as a source of Education

Peshawar: Dr. Khan Tehreek Chairman, Mr. Abid Munir Khan stated that “we should adopt Pashto as a source of education”, because no state is considered independent if it forgets and doesn’t adopt its mother tongue. He further said that if Pashto won’t be adopted as a source of education he will hold a protest. 

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103409671&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160319 and Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.3

Students to pay all attention on education

Sakhakot: The Nazim Village Council, Mr. Sajid Hussain stated that without educational success, ignorance cannot be eliminated, instructing the students to pay attention only on education and not waste their precious time in any useless activity.

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=10

Textbooks not published yet

Peshawar: There is a chance that new academic year may start late because textbooks have not provided yet for the new academic year. The Punjab Printing Press’ contract with the KP government called for the availability of books for the 20th of February but only 50% work has done so far due to which supply of books to government schools is not possible. We predict that books will be in on the 1st April.

Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.8

Government schools to be focused on deciding standard in construction work

Haripur: The Deputy District Education Officer Haripur, Mr. Hafiz Muhammad Anwar stated that all middle schools should keep in mind the discussed standard of construction work. They should submit their complete construction work by 20th March in Port P and D branch. He directed to fix 4’2 size board outside schools and refuse non-government organization like Alif Aailan to walk or visit schools.

Complete Story:  Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.5

Bannu, construction work completed in different government schools

Bannu: Due to operation “Zarbe Azab” male refugees have been transferred to Bannu and other near areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. For this purpose, many schools have been constructed for these refugees. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government tried hard to complete government buildings, including schools on priority basis. Now, 4 schools have been completed in Bannu which includes Secondary, High, and Girls Primary & Girls Secondary.

Complete Story:  Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.3                                                                              

Parents demand construction of the security wall of Middle School

Peshawar:  The parents demand construction of the security wall of Middle Girls School, Mashu Gaggar Hut Koroona.  Due to unsafe situations of the schools the students, teachers and parents are upset and demanded from the government funds for the construction of boundary wall around the school.

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

Corruption of Bannu Education Officers and Examination controller

Bannu: As examinations start in Bannu, Education Officers and Examination Controllers have another shot at corruption. They have taken millions by selling halls to private schools. Many halls are allotted to schools on their wish on the basis of money. Moreover, teachers have also given duties in halls on the basis of money. In short, these officials are busy in making money instead of making the examination fair.

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


Government educational institutions of Panjgoor deprived of text books

District Panjgoor: 20 days have been passed since the start of the new academic year however; educational institutions are deprived of text books and other basic facilities such as furniture and potable water. The Government is complaining about admission increase while on the other hand non-providence of text books to schools is regrettable. Parent’s resources and student’s precious time is going astray.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/karachi/today/p3/story.php?param=pajngor-ld.jpg

Balochistan future is associated with educated youth says Senator Saif Magsi

District Quetta: The PPP leader, Senator Mr. Saif Magsi said former Prime Minister, Mr. Yousif Razza Gillani started a project for talented students of Balochistan for their moral and financial support, which is closed by present Government, claiming for educational emergency and educational development. He said current Government is not serious in Baluchistan educational development and prosperity which is visible from its projects and policies. He added that Baluchistan’s future is associated with the educated and literate youth.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-21-2016/quetta/page2.asp

Private school owners should facilitate students says Raheem Kakar

District Quetta: The opposition leader, Mr. Raheem Kakar along with other members said that increase in fees of private schools is alarming. They appealed to school owners to facilitate students with basic facilities like potable water, fans in class rooms, washroom and furniture facility. They demanded from concerned Government officials to look after the issues for solutions being their first and foremost duty.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103412998&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160321

Demand for increasing security of Uthal educational institutions

District Lasbela: The social activists have demanded that security of educational institutions in Uthal should be increased. They said parents are leaving their children for schools while security measures are quite week in educational institutions which is lap from the Government side.

Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No. 8

Closure of schools and colleges will not eradicate terrorism: Shia Conference

District Quetta: The Baluchistan Shia Conference said in a statement that terrorism will not be eradicated through closure of schools and colleges. The Government should take strict security measures to coup the situation. All political parties will have to be united for the national security plan because closing educational institutions is not the solution for the eradication and the countering of terrorism.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No.6

CM Balochistan should focus on dilapidation of educational institutions says Bashir Ahmed Nazriyati

District Qalat: The President BNP Tehsil Zehri, Mr. Rauf Gul Mosiyani along with other party officials said that members of party should visit people at their doors to promote education. They said education should be prioritized on public and private basis to face challenges of modern time. They said public treasury should be expensed on educational institutions than on festivals.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/karachi/today/p6/story.php?param=wazeer-ahal.jpg

Controller Balochistan Board suddenly visits examination centers

District Quetta: The Controller Baluchistan Board, Mr. Ibadullah Gharsheen visited suddenly to different examination centers where he cancelled the papers of 2 students and confiscated 8 mobile phones. He applauded efforts of examination center staff for prevention of ‘copy culture.’ 

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103410493&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160320

Every child in school is our aim and program: PSO

District Quetta: The PSO stated in provincial statement that every child in school is our aim and program; educational development will bring happiness and prosperity and will end slavery. PSO emphasized members to urge people to enroll their children in school for personal and national development. 

Complete Story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No.6

School bus should be provided to Government Girls High School, Buxi Colony

District Gawadar: The female students of Government Girls High School, Buxi Colony are facing problems due to unavailability of transport facilities. Students are reaching school late and facing disturbance in studies. Area residents, social activists and parents demanded from CM Baluchistan and Education Department to provide school shuttle to students.  

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 3

NTS pass teachers deprived of salaries after recruitment of four months

District Turbat: The Wattan Teacher Association Baluchistan officials said NTS pass teachers have been deprived of salaries for four months. Newly selected teachers are facing financial problems. For this, a delegation met yesterday with District Account Officer, Kech and told him about the withholding of salaries, ensuring all his support. WTA announced if salaries will not be issued soon then teachers will boycott the classes.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/karachi/today/p2/story.php?param=n-t-s.jpg

Girls College Muslim Bagh is still closed, students threaten to protest

District Quetta: The Girls College Muslim Bagh is still closed after 19 days have been passed. Students have threatened that if the college does not be opened soon then protests and demonstrations will be held.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-19-2016/quetta/page2.asp

Cancer of copy culture will have to be eradicated says Abdullah Jan

District Quetta: The Secretary Information, Mr. Abdullah Jan said cancer of ‘copy culture’ will have to be eradicated. He said present Government is trying its best to provide basic facilities to all Educational Institutions of Baluchistan. Strict rules will be exercised if any student will be found during cheating.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103408307&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160319

Notice should be taken of absenteeism of teachers in Girls Community High School, Faisal Colony

District Dalbandin: A notice of teacher’s absenteeism should be taken in Girls Community School, Faisal Colony. The teachers remain absent for weeks from the school which is creating gap in the education of students. Government should take notice and make bound to all teachers to be present in school with punctuality.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No.6

Different cadre situations lying vacant in Government Girls High School, Manjhipur

District Suhbatpur: The positions of different cadre are vacant in Government Girls High School, Manjhipur from time of up gradation. Social groups demanded from Government to over view situations and take steps for resolution. 

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, page No.2


Girls Higher Secondary School without Principal and Teachers

District Khanewal: The Government Girls Higher Secondary School with 380 Students is without a principal and teaching staff for the past many years.  The school was upgraded into a higher secondary school in 2003 and a new building was constructed with 40 million rupees.  Most of the seats of teaching staff have been vacant.  The parents of the girls have demanded appointment of staff.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-03-21/page-8

Privatization of Schools – Teacher threatens to go on hunger strike

District Multan: Teacher Leadership said while addressing a Forum that the intention of privatization of schools is being done to show favors to the favorites of the sitting Government.  They said that the teacher will go on a long term hunger strike if the demands of the teachers are not met.  They demanded that privatization be stopped, syllabus should not be changed, and discriminatory treatment against the teachers should be stopped immediately.  

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-03-21/page-8

Teacher’s absenteeism, students dropping from school

District Muzaffargarh: The headmaster and teachers of government primary school, Jalwala are often absent from the School which has caused high drop out of students from the school.  The school had 150 students which have dropped to only 20.  Parents have demanded action against the headmaster and teachers.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan. Page No. 8

Schools turned into jails due to security arrangements

District Rahim Yar Khan: The schools of District Rahim Yar Khan have been turned into jails, due to security arrangements because of the terrorist threats.  The students are not allowed to go into grounds to walk around or play and have a break time. 

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan. Page No. 9

Action to be taken against private schools without NOCs

District Rahim Yar Khan: The District Government Rahim Yar Khan has decided to take action against private schools which do not have NOCs and conversion certificates for running a school in the building that is being used by the private schools.  This was said by Mr. Shozab Saeed, an official of Municipal Administration. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan. Page No. 2

Girls Degree College without teaching faculty and facilities

District Rahim Yar Khan: The parents of the girls from Khanbela and surrounding areas i.e. Shedani Sharif, Abbas Nagar, Malkani, Azeempur, Janpur etc. have complained that the Government Degree College, Khanbela is without teaching faculty and basic facilities, therefore the girls do not go to the College for Education.  They said that it was a tragedy that the area has a College but the girls have been denied a right to Education. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan. Page No. 6

School without facilities becomes a grazing ground for animals

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government Primary School, Basti Malkan has become a grazing ground for goats, sheep, cows and dog that freely enter into the school during the school timings.  The school is without a boundary wall, security guard, classrooms, washrooms, rooms are without roofs and students are forced to sit under the open sky for classes.  The parents of the children have appealed that Authorities must take notice. 

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan. Page No. 9

Privatization of schools challenged in Lahore High Court Multan Bench

District Muzaffargarh: Mr. Hamid Ali Shah, District President Punjab Teachers Association has filed a Writ Petition in the Lahore High Court Multan Bench against the Privatization of Government Schools.  The petition has taken a stand that the handing over of the Government Schools to PEF is a conspiracy against the education.  The petition has been filed by Mr. Noor Khan Advocate High Court.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-03-20/page-8

Wall chalking cases against principals of schools and colleges registered

District Bahawalnagar: The Police of Christian registered case against Principals of a School and College for pasting banners on the walls.  The cases have been registered against Mr. Shahid Naeem and Liaquat Ali Chaudhry under Punjab Wall Chalking Act 1965 Amended in 2015.  

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

Education Department decided to start pre- classes after Matriculation Examination

District Multan: A meeting held under the Secretary Higher Education Department deciding to organize a Pre-Collage Class for after the Matriculation Examination. The teachers will be given transportation allowances. 500 students will be given 1000/- Rupees per month. Students will get 80% mark in Matriculation will be given full tuition fee and admission fee scholarship. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-03-19/page-0

Upgraded Girls Middle Schools to be completed in summer vacation

District Multan: The Government has issued instruction to the Education Department to be completed the building of Girls Middle School which has been upgraded, during the summer vacation.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-03-19/page-03

Student worried without text books

District Bahawalpur: The Text Books of class two to seven were not delivered in market which has created serious problem for students. The parents and student appeal to the Chief Minister of Punjab to take action immediately and ensure visibility of text books in market.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 8

School building roof leaking during rain

District Bahawalpur: The Building of Wahid Secondary School Union Council 93/ MLK Karoor Lal esan roof leaking due to rain and other facility were not provided to the said school. The students deprive to quality education. The parents and children are concerned about security of children due to dangerous building.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 7


SLPA announces protest on 30th March

Hyderabad: The SPLA members from Hyderabad have announced protest strike on 30th March before the Chief Minister House against report of the teachers and withholding of funds.

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Protest against crumbling condition of Girls School building

District Thatta: The citizens of District Thatta held protest against the crumbling condition of Government Girls Primary School, Bhai Colony. Still teachers continue teaching while shifting students to other schools.

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More than 100 school buildings in dissolution

District Khairpur Mirs: More than 100 school buildings in Taluka Faiz Gang are completely ruined. Out of 384 schools leave students to study under open sky; whereas 80 schools do not have buildings and 50 are dysfunctional due to different reasons.

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Hunger strike continued against capturing of school plot

District Dadu: A hunger strike continued on the call of School Bachayo Committee at Bhan Saeedabad, against the local land mafia on capturing of a school plot.

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More than 100 schools without compound walls

Karachi/ Malir: More than hundreds schools of Bin Qasim area are without basic facility of compound walls, washrooms, electricity and furniture.

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NGOs start survey for restoration of shut schools

District Matiari: The private NGOs have started a survey for restoration of closed schools of the district after understanding with the Secretary Education, Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho.

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Teachers protest against former SDO and P.T Alif

District Dadu: The primary teachers from Taluka Mehar held protest against the former SDO and P.T.Alif members, alleging them of drawing advance salary.

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JTI demands for action against collection of illegal examination fees

District Shikarpur: The JTI members from Shikarpur have demanded for action against the schools which are collecting illegal examination fees from the students.

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60 percent schools dysfunctional in Taluka Shah Bander

District Thatta: The Education Department, Thatta did not take any measures for restoration of schools in Taluka Shah Bander, where 60 percent schools are still dysfunctional. Most of the buildings are destroyed and occupied by the wild animals; a number of school buildings are left incomplete; the ghost teachers are not willing to attend schools.

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Millions of rupees are grabbed and collected in college sector

Hyderabad: The Vice President SPLA Hyderabad Region, Mr. Mustafa Kaka has said while press conference that millions of rupees, collected in college sector, are grabbed; even vacant posts are not filled.

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100 schools dysfunctional in Tando Bagho

District Badin: Around 100 Schools are still dysfunctional in Taluka Tando Bago, due to carelessness of education department and SMC funds are violated. The Teachers held protest against Taluka Education Officer.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Page No. 12

Teachers protest against TEO

Hyderabad: The teachers from Tando Bhago continued protest against the Taluka Education Officer on stoppage of salary and relieving from duties.

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Hundreds of school buildings announced dangerous

District Sukkur: A meeting was organized under the president ship of Commissioner Sukkur, Mr. Abbas Baloch, to inspect the educational institutes of the Division. While briefing the Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner Mr. Fayyaz Jatoi said that 650 Schools in District Khairpur Mirs are in deteriorating and critical condition which has affected education. On the other hand 125 Schools in District Ghotki are also in crumbling condition.

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Protest against closure of school

District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of Ahmed Pur held protest against the closure of Government Girls Primary School Pir Shahbazi declaring that school compound wall is damaged and building is occupied by the wild animals.

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Scandal of same question paper for 7th and 8th Class

District Nawabshah: The Education Department district Nawabshah did not verify the question papers of annual examination of 7th and 8th Class. The same papers were distributed among both classes.

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Teachers protest against Taluka Education Officer

Hyderabad: The Teachers from Tando Bagho continued protest on 3rd day against the injustice of Taluka Education Officer, alleging him of demanding illegal money from teachers.

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Protest against not repairing of school building

District Badin: The residents of village Abdullah Nahiyon stood against the Education Department on not repairing of the school building, declaring that school building is turned to ruins.

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Protest against absent teachers

District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of village Watia held protest, along with JSQM members, against the teachers, who are not performing their duties.

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Anti-Corruption raids on Taluka Education Office

District Larkana: The Circle Officer Anti-Corruption raided on the office of Taluka Education Office against more than 100 illegal recruitments. But during the raid, TEO and other staff was absent from the office.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-03-19/news/page2/1%20(4).htm

Primary school closed for past two months

District Khairpur Mirs: The Government Primary School, Mubarak Majedano is dysfunctional for past two months due to carelessness of the Education Department. The residents have complained to the higher authorities but not notice has been taken.

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Hunger strike against capturing of school plot

District Dadu: The Action Committee continued hunger strike on 48th day against the local land mafia on capturing of plot of Government School, Bhan Saeedabad.

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