22 April 2015

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Meeting called on teacher’s services structure up gradation

In a meeting of teachers Coordination council with Secretary Education Department, it was discussed that services rules are not upgraded. It is decided that an exclusive meeting will be call on up gradation of services structure for teachers on 27 April 2015.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102807413&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150422

Enrollment campaigns

In an event on enrolling children to schools, Advisor to Chief Minister said that without increasing the literacy rate nobody could achieve their development goals. He said that parents should fully participate in this enrollment campaign.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102807398&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150422


Granting uniforms to underprivileged children

Association of Teachers Pakistan is distributing uniforms to almost 500 students who could not afford them. In this regard, a ceremony is planned to organize on 23 Paril Nashtar Hall Peshawar.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102807388&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150422


“Ghar aya Ustad” enrollment campaign

Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa started their enrollment campaign “Ghar Aya ustad.” In this regard, teachers and students held a walk to promote enrolling children to schools from Government Primary Schools Sago Januni, Dera Ismail Khan. It is reported that parents agreed to enroll their children to schools.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102807529&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150422


Education Department not following the Government instructions

Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa instructed all schools to enroll all children to schools without taking any entry tests. However, a number of schools are taking entry test for admission in primary and Middle.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102806688&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150422


Over 10,000 guards trained for schools’ security

In the past three months, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa police department has trained 10,727 security guards deployed at educational institutions across the province, stated a handout issued by the department on Tuesday.

Complete story:  http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201504220480&EN_ID=11201504220166&EMID=11201504220070




Most schools in Mansehra lack playgrounds

The participants of a workshop on sports development on Tuesday pointed out that most schools in Mansehra had no playgrounds and other related facilities, as a result students were deprived of healthy and extra-curricular activities.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1177481/most-schools-in-mansehra-lack-playgrounds


KIU to probe assistant professor’s alleged misconduct

The Karakoram International University (KIU) has formed a committee to probe assistant professor Sadat Sher Khan’s alleged misconduct, following which protesting students called off their demonstrations on Tuesday.

Complete story:  http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201504220480&EN_ID=11201504220166&EMID=11201504220070




Lack of basic educational facilities at Kachlak

Administrator Malik Naeem Khan visited Government High Schools, Kali Samli, Kachlak Balochistan. He found lack of infrastructure and other basic educational facilities. He also found lack of electricity and furniture.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-22-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Protesting against handing over technical education institutions to private institutions

All Clerks technical Education Institutions protested against handing over all the technical education Institutions to “B TEVTA.” They said that a number of employees are working at these institutions. It should not be privatized.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-22-2015/quetta/page6.asp


Walk for enrollment by UNICEF

UNICEF and Education Department hold a walk to raise awareness about enrolling children to schools at Much. Parents should participate to enroll their children schools.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-22-2015/quetta/page12.asp




Scholarships for Fata students increased

The Fata Secretariat has increased the scholarships amount for students belonging to tribal areas. The FDWP decided to enhance the scholarship for engineering students from Rs3200 to Rs48,000 per annum. The annual scholarships for MBA, BBA and BIT students have been raised from Rs3050 per year to Rs 24,000 per annum.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-314080-Scholarships-for-Fata-students-increased#sthash.tLIPjWRW.dpuf





New report reveals one-tenth of all children enrolled in madressahs

Around 1.8 million children, nearly a tenth of all enrolled students in Pakistan, study in religious seminaries, according to a report launched by the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training on Tuesday.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1177473/new-report-reveals-one-tenth-of-all-children-enrolled-in-madressahs


Education budget to be enhanced to 4 percent of GDP soon: Baligh

Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education State Minister, Baligh-ur-Rehman Tuesday said the country would soon be able to allocate four percent of GDP to education sector. He was speaking at the launching ceremony of Pakistan Educational Statistics Report 2013-2014 at a local hotel by Academy of Educational Planning and Management (AEPAM), National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) and Alif Ailaan.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-22/page-2/detail-1







NBF’s National Book Day activities start today

The National Book Foundation (NBF) has chalked out a comprehensive plan to commemorate the 6th National Book Day from April 22 to 26 at the Pak-China Friendship Centre, says a press release.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-314180-NBFs-National-Book-Day-activities-start-today#sthash.vA0BtpGL.dpuf


Time to cram

Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary education will hold the HSSC annual examination from April 28th.

Complete story:  http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201504220035&EN_ID=11201504220016&EMID=11201504220005


City School holds lively Sports Day

The City School, Rawalpindi, organised a colourful Annual Sports Day with the title ‘Born to Run’ at Pasban Sports Complex, Westridge. The chief guest of the programme was ex-Pakistani cricketer Muhammad Wasim.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-314176-City-School-holds-lively-Sports-Day#sthash.wkx9FrCM.dpuf


Westminster School holds annual sports day

The students of Westminster School & College celebrated their 13th Annual Sports Day at the Pakistan Sports Complex with great zeal and fervour, says a press release.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-314183-Westminster-School-holds-annual-sports-day#sthash.l6MGekVo.dpuf


RIS students perform at youth event

Students of the Roots International School (RIS) sang the national anthem and welcomed the chief guest of the ceremony, Maryam Nawaz, at the Prime Minister’s Youth Skill Development Programme’s certificate distribution ceremony for skilled youth organised by the Ministry of Education and Professional Training and National Vocational and Technical Training Commission a few days back.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-314177-RIS-students-perform-at-youth-event#sthash.gNLPCTM8.dpuf




Case against three teachers

Gulshan-i-Iqbal police registered a case on Tuesday against three teachers of a private school for setting an 11-year-old student on fire.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1177432/case-against-three-teachers


PEF policy

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has revised the policy of capping the number of students up to 30 in nursery and prep classes in PEF sponsored primary schools according to which the partner schools now can enrol students in their nursery and prep classes according to proportion of students in other classes.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-314151-PEF-policy#sthash.RmBACgoR.dpuf




Technical training can help end unemployment

Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) has started a need-based workers training to meet the local industry need which will resolve unemployment issue in the province and help in achieving the economic prosperity of country.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-314084-Technical-training-can-help-end-unemployment#sthash.dPevSZJG.dpuf



Enrolling 4.5 million children to schools

Department of Schools Education released their enrollment Policy. They planned to enroll 4.5 million children to government schools in Punjab Province. In this regard department established a number of committees.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-22/page-9/detail-0


Pre-admission Inter classes planned

Higher Education Department (HED) Punjab has come up with a novel idea of starting free pre-admission classes at the province’s public sector colleges for the students waiting for the results of Matriculation Annual Examinations 2015.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-314135-Pre-admission-Inter-classes-planned#sthash.jn9gTKAS.dpuf


Cops grilled over poor security in schools

Two Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) and a station house officer (SHO) were issued notices for not making proper security arrangements at schools located in their jurisdiction.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-22/page-13/detail-3


Call to reduce number of PHEC secretaries

Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif, the controlling authority of the Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC), has been urged to reduce representation of bureaucracy and private universities’ VCs in PHEC to make the body balanced.

Complete story:  http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-314139-Call-to-reduce-number-of-PHEC-secretaries#sthash.zjcOkiHN.dpuf


VCs of 3 universities getting special allowances

The government has granted special allowances to vice chancellors (VCs) of three public sector universities. A special allowance of Rs400,000 per month is paid to Information Technology University’s (ITU) Umar Saif, Rs200,000 to Government College University’s (GCU) Muhammad Khaleequr Rehman and Rs150,000 to Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) Rawalpindi’s Samina Amin Qadir.

Complete story:  http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201504220498&EN_ID=11201504220172&EMID=11201504220073


PU says HT activist has no link with VC

The alleged member of banned Hizbul Tehreer arrested in the Punjab University on Monday was a relative of PU Vice-Chancellor Mujahid Kamran, say police. The Punjab University spokesman, however, denied allegations of the police saying that Qari Shaheryar was neither the relative of the PU VC nor he had lived at his residence ever.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1177447/pu-says-ht-activist-has-no-link-with-vc



UoG campus hosts first literary festival

The maiden two-day Hayatians Literary Festival started at the University of Gujrat’s Hafiz Hayat campus on Tuesday.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1177423/uog-campus-hosts-first-literary-festival


Police nab Qari Shahryar from private university’s hostel

The intelligence agencies on Tuesday apprehended an activist of banned outfit from a private university who was shifted to some undisclosed place for interrogation. According to police sources, intelligence agencies on a tip off raided the hostel of University of Management and Technology where Qari Shahryar was arrested whereas banned material and hundreds of books were confiscated from his possession.

Complete story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/04/21/city/lahore/police-nab-qari-shahryar-from-private-universitys-hostel/




400 fake candidates and cheaters highlighted during matric exams

In matric exams of Matric Board, Karachi, almost 400 candidates were caught as fake candidates and cheaters. One of the candidate run away from hall with answer book.

Complete Story:  http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-04-22&edition=KCH&id=1659833_95261562


With EFS help, low-cost schools rise to the challenge

With the public education system in shambles, low-cost private schooling (LCPS) has risen to fill the vacuum and provide thousands of out-of-school children an opportunity to continue their learning.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-314134-With-EFS-help-low-cost-schools-rise-to-the-challenge#sthash.WqUGcAlF.dpuf


Education should be about learning, not degrees

At a panel discussion titled “Increase in cheating culture: why are just Allama Iqbal’s Shaheens to blame?” held under the auspices of the Mir Khalil-ur-Rehman Memorial Society at the Jang/Geo offices on Tuesday evening. Educationists hailing from various institutions and organisations including the Board of Secondary Education, all lamented the dishonesty and mafioso tactics which had permeated the examination system and made the cheating culture virtually acceptable.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-314129-Education-should-be-about-learning-not-degrees


Letters to the editor


Learning and mother tongue

Research supports that children learn well when they interact freely. In order to do so, they ultimately resort to their mother tongue. Since children are inquisitive by nature, they ask many questions. In order to trigger students’ learning, at least in initial years (from playgroup to kindergarten) students must be encouraged to use any language they prefer

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1177413/learning-and-mother-tongue


Cheating in examinations

I would like to elaborate that the Pakistani education system is not bad rather the school managements render it terrible due to which people suffer.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-22/page-7/detail-4


Killing of teachers

The violations of human rights have become common practice in Pakistan. The violations against teachers are going unchecked.        Unfortunately, many teachers have been killed in Balcohistan.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-22/page-7/detail-4


Expensive education

School fees nowadays are ridiculously high. Putting such a high price on the fundamental right of education should be considered a cardinal sin.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201504220051&EN_ID=11201504220022&EMID=11201504220007

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Education department crash the orders of the government

Peshawar: Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa orders the Peshawar and all over the province Middle, High and Higher Secondary schools to give admission to the students in the schools without any entry test but in the Higher Secondary Schools are taking entry test from the students for the admission. The 95% students found failed in the test. Parents demanded from the government to take the notice.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102806688&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150422


Bajawarr government school had taken the fees from the students

FATA: Bajawarr  Agency Faqeer Muhammad Zubair informed the Nai Baat that in government high school Ghalzai staff involved in corruption in the shape of that they receiving 1200/- rupees monthly fees from the students without any justification due to which the students of the schools are in stress and their future is on risk. He demanded from the government to take serious action against the corruption of the said staff.

Complete story:  http://www.naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx


The professors and lecturers of the Temer Garaha announced the boycott of the examination duties

Temer Garaha: The professors and lecturers of the Temer Garaha announced the boycott of the examination duties. During the meeting the President Prof. Ameen-ul-Haq said the behavior of the Chairman Educational Board is not good with the employee in the last examination he black listed some professor’s examination duty without explaining the any reason.  First of all these professors are reinstating on their duties.

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


Education is the right of the every child, Nisar Ahmad

Karak: Sub Divisional Education Officer Karak Nisar Ahmad said that education is the right of the every child.  He said it is the duty of the government to provide education and related facilities to the youth of nation. These views he shared in Government Primary School Sharbat Khana Koroona during the ceremony address.

Complete story:  Daily Subah, Peshawar, Page No.3


Swabi: Middle school teacher given corporal punishment to the girls student without any reason, student got injured

Swabi: Government Middle Girls School Punj Peer Seven class student Eiman was given corporal punishment by the teacher without any reason. The student got injured. The father of the girls Shair Rehman demanded through a written application from the Minister for Education, DPOE Swabi to take action against them.

Complete story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.8


During this fiscal year 10727 education institutions guards had given training

Peshawar:  This fiscal year the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had given the training to the guards of the educational institutions total number of 10727. After the incident of APS all the government and private educational institutions security measures was reviewed and taken measures.

Complete story:  Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No.2




Inactivity of primary schools is an enmity of government

Machh: Tribal leader Abdul Sattar Raisani said two years ago school constructed in surroundings of Machh but regret to say it’s still inactive. He said government should seriously incline attention to inactivity of schools in Baluchistan especially in remote areas.

Complete story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-04-22/page-2


All resources for children’s education needs to exhibit

Quetta: District chairman Malik Naeem Khan said nation can achieve pace of development with the tool of education, nations who settled the schools are ruling the world, without education nation can’t achieve the settled targets. He further said all present resources should utilize for children education to enlighten the future of nation.

Complete story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-04-22/page-3


Appointments against merit in Education department are condemnable

Taho: President Government teachers association Baluchistan Muhammad Nawaz Jatak said appointments on recommendation basis in education department are leading province to ignorance and illiteracy.

Complete story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-04-22/page-3


Teacher absenteeism will not be tolerated in any form

Zoab: DC sherani Muhammad Azeem said absenteeism of teacher will not be tolerated in any way, if teacher will found absent his five days salary will be deducted in lieu of one day. He said for check and balance snap visits will be made to ensure transparency and quality education.

Complete story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page3/




Assistant Commissioner pays snap visit to school, 15 children absent

District Bahawalpur:  Assistant Kashmir Yazman paid a snap visit to Govt. Primary School Yazman and found that 15 children were absent and there was not record of their leave applications.  The children were found cleaning school rooms, hall and toilets.  AC scolded the staff and advised them to improve standard of education and functioning of the school, he also sent a report to DCO Bahawalpur.     

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


Huge corruption in construction of school building

District Muzzaffargarh: The residents of Saitpur have demanded that DCO Muzzaffargarh should take action against the contractor for using substandard material for the construction of building of Govt. High School Saitpur. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.12


School building constructed with substandard material

Districa Dera Ghazi Khan: Influential contractor has constructed the building of Govt. Primary School Allah Bakhsh Ahmedani Mouza Darkhawat Jamal, with substandard material in collaboration with the Building Department officials and on the complain said that none could touch him.

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


Teachers telling students to purchase books from private shops

District Veharri: The teachers of schools are telling students to purchase books from private shops instead of given them free books given by the Punjab Government.  The students who have been studying Urdu syllabus in the past have been asked to purchase English medium books.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-04-22/page-8   


Cholistan Girls Primary School without basic facilities  

District Bahawalpur: Government Girls Primary School Chak No.76/DB is without basic facilities, boundary wall, drinking water, electricity school has only one teacher, builing has turned into ruins and is about to collaps, students feel insecure due to absence of boundary wall.  Residents and Namberdar have demanded facilities and boundary wall for the said school. 

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




Deputy Commissioner Sukkur Directed to suspend 25 Ghost Teachers

District Sukkur: Deputy Commissioner Sukkur Mr. Shahzad Fazal Abbasi visited Government Higher Secondary school Kandhra and checked the attendance register. While he found 25 Ghost Teachers and directed to suspend them.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130261925&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150422





Teachers protest for Salaries

District Dadu: Newly appointed NTS pass Teachers protested for their salaries and declared before media that since 6 months their salary is not issued.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130261983&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150422


Villagers protest for repairing of School building

District Sanghar: The residents of village Eid Muhammad Brohi protested for repairing of their village Primary School. They told that school building is decaying since years and its different parts are falling. They have informed Education authorities, but nothing has happened yet.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130261967&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150422




Rally for Educating Children in Islamkot

District Thurparker: Education Rally was organized with the help of Thurdeep, Alif Ailaan and other institutions. T.O Education Mr. Jaan Muhammad Bajeer, Assistant Mukhtiarkar Mr. Abdul Salam SAamejo and others attended the rally. They gathered before Press Club and on the occasion Mr. Bajeer said Education is our right and that right cannot be snatched; parents should send their children to schools. Whereas Dr. Harjee Lal said that they are working in 8 Union Councils with the help of Alif Ailaan and during survey it was identified that 150 Schools of 8 Union Councils are closed and 47 percent children attend the schools.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-10.jpg


Primary School building in crumbling condition since years

District Shikarpur: The building of Government Primary School village Long Kato is getting poor day by day due to falling of its different parts. Recently four students along with a Teacher have got injured due to collapsing of its roof pieces. The residents told media that they have informed higher authorities many times, but nothing has happened. They have demanded from Mr. Khursheed Ahmed Shah and Mr. Jam Iqraam Dharejo to take notice and help in its repairing.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_22042015012950.jpg


Sindh University announced examination date for BBA Private

Jamshoro: Sindh University has announced the date of College Side Private Examination of BBA. The examination will be starting from 28th April.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102806433&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150422


Karachi Board issues Admit cards to students

Karachi: Intermediate Board Karachi has declared to issue admit cards to the regular students who had submitted examination forms from 14th to 16th April. The students of all groups can collect their admit cards from their colleges from 23rd April; whereas the private students have been issue their admit cards by post.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-04-22/page-3