School bus kills student in Cherat
A student of the Army Public School, Cherat, was crushed to death by his school bus on Monday. Safoor Khan, a resident of Jalozai, told the police that his son Sajid Rehman died due to the recklessness of the driver of his school bus. He said that driver dropped his son near his home but ran him over when he was driving back to school. The driver fled the scene after the accident.
Up-gradation of primary teachers gets delayed
The promotion process from BPS-12 to BPS-14 and BPS-14 to BPS-15 is underway with full swing. On the other hand the promotion process has come to a halt in primary schools of Mardan due to which hundreds of teachers have not been able to stand in the race for promotions.
Education is the priority of both government and party
Provincial deputy secretary of Standing Committee for Agriculture and Food and member of Pashtunkhwah Milli Awami Party, Nasrullah Zahri has said that education is the top most priority of present government. Education budget has been increased and also that 5000 new teachers have been recruited.
Incompetent leaders have made education and health facilities scarce
Jamat e Islami’s Provincial General Secretary Hidayat ur Rehman Baloch said that due to the incompetence of Baloch leaders, Balochistan is facing the problems of poverty and unemployment. Owing to their malpractices, education and health facilities have become scarce.
Award of scholarships to talented students
Provincial Minister for Education Sardar Raza Muhammad Baraich attended a ceremony to award scholarships to talented students. The ceremony was organized by Balochistan Endowment Fund.
11th Convocation of BIUTEMS
11th convocation of BIUTEMS was held yesterday. 400 graduates of 27 different degree programs were awarded the degrees. 24 were awarded gold medals and 9 were awarded badge of honor.
Government to launch PM youth training scheme
The authorities have completed all arrangements to launch Prime Minister’s Youth Training scheme shortly under which 50,000 graduates would be offered paid internship. PM Youth Training Programme Chairperson Leila Khan said that youth, having 16 years of education from Higher Education Commission (HEC) approved institutions, would be paid Rs 12,000 per month stipend for one year.
HEC formula for academic grading to be implemented soon
Higher Education Commission (HEC) formula for academic grading would be implemented to facilitate the students pursuing their careers in different disciplines. In this connection, Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has decided to convert its academic results’ marking system into grading point average (GPA), and cumulative grade point average (CGPA), in order to facilitate its students in pursuing their future career.
Students engage with traditional weaving artisans
Ayesha Siddiqa, a seventh grader from Model college for girls G-6/1, visit Lok Virsa on Monday as part of a one weak course on “weaving engagement with Artisans. The course is part of a series programs titled “Craft of the Month”.
PMDC notifies newly elected members
The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) has notified the recently elected members.
According to the notification, Prof Dr Ibrar Ashraf, Dr Basir Ali Khan, Dr Ejaz Hassan Khan, Dr Shabbir Lehri, Maj Gen Khaliq Naveed and Dr Ahmed Hussain have been elected from ’of public and private medical colleges. No council member was elected from FATA as there is no medical college in the area.
Audit detects irregularities in FDE-run evening shift model colleges
An audit of 2014-15 has found an irregularity of Rs13.50 million in the evening shift of model colleges run by Federal Directorate of Education (FDE). According to the audit report, the evening shift model colleges, which also run school classes from grade 1 to 10, collected Rs13.50 million from the students under the head of tuition fee in 2005 against an FDE notification (F.6.4/2005) which announced a fee waiver for school students.
Enrolment increases but education emergency still looms: report
The recent focus of the federal and provincial governments on enrolment drives has led to a decrease in the number of out-of-school children as compared to 2014, said a survey report. An interesting trend has been observed this year as reflected by Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2015 National survey.
Protest of Daily Wagers
The protest of daily wagers against Federal Directorate of Education continued for the 34th day too. They have been protesting for non-payment of their salaries and non-regularization of service structure.
The Educators North Region held a district level debate competition in English and Urdu language. The purpose of debate was to flourish creativity and thinking amongst the participants.
Foreign demands eelated to Madaaris are an intervention
Wafaq ul Madaaris Arabiya has termed the foreign demands related to Madaaris are an intervention in the domestic policies. They have urged the government to protest against those foreign demands.
Families for early completion of probe against PU teachers
Families of two arrested teachers of the Punjab University (PU) have demanded law-enforcement agencies complete their investigation at the earliest and either free the teachers or give them the right to defend their case.
Visual Art degree show opens at NCA
The 15th MA ( Hons) Visual Art Degree Show opened at National College of Arts on Monday. The show was inaugurated by Punjab IG Mushtaq Ahmed Sukehra. A large number of art fanciers, family members of artists and critics attended the event.
UET approves varsity budget 2015-16
The 33rd meeting of the University of Engineering and Technology’s (UET) Senate was held in the Seminar Hall of Chemical Engineering Department on Monday. Punjab Governor Rafiq Rajwana presided over the meeting.
GCU celebrates Christmas with its minority community
The Government College University (GCU) faculty and staff members on Monday celebrated Christmas with the university’s minority community in a colourful ceremony at the university’s Logia Gardens, which were especially decorated in a traditional style with a large Christmas tree, lights, balloons, flowers, wreaths and flags.
PU faculty, students demand justice for arrested teachers
Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA) and relatives of the two arrested teachers, while addressing a press conference at the university club, demanded the law enforcement agencies to complete the investigation process and release both the teachers, otherwise provide them with the right to defend their case.
Seven schools being handed over to NGO
The Punjab education department has decided to hand over seven primary schools in Texila to a non governmental organization. The provincial government has planned to impove the primary education sector to achieve the millennium development Goals (MDG).
Great expectation: Mashood to blame for high school fees:
Dozens of parents staged a protest demonstration against Education Minister Rana Mashhood accusing him of backtracking from his promise to bring down private school fees.
Skill Development: MoU signed to school labs for trainings
As many as 7,000 health professionals and 15,000 women health workers will be trained in use of information technology (IT) under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC) and the Schools Education Department, Minister for Labour and Human Resource Raja Ashfaq Sarwar said on Monday.
PEF promoting education
Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) Chairman Qamar-ul-Islam Raja MPA on Monday said that free quality education would be provided to the students through Public School Support Programme (PSSP) of the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF). He was addressing a function of PEF partner schools, owners of private schools and non-governmental organizations at PEF regional office.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=283243
Rs20m for renovation of 100 primary schools
The provincial government under the Schools Education Additional Funds Grant 2015-16 has released the funds for renovation of 100 primary schools and building new class rooms. According to details, at the cost of 20 million rupees 100 primary schools of Rawalpindi district including 25 of tehsil Rawalpindi, 20 of Kahuta, 10 of Murree, 21 each of Gujjar Khan and Kotli Sattian would be renovated and new classrooms would be built where needed.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=283242
UVAS trains Sindh diagnostic lab professionals
The University Diagnostic Laboratory of the University of Veterinary and AnimalSciences Lahore (UVAS) organised two weeks extensive hands-on training workshop on “Lab Assisted Disease Diagnostic Techniques” for the lab professionals from various districts of the Sindh province here in the city campus Lahore.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=283222
Textile Engineering Department inaugurated at PU
The Vice Chancellor, Punjab University, Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has inaugurated newly-constructed building of the Department of Textile Engineering and Technology at New Campus here on Monday.
Dean Faculty of Engineering and Technology Prof Dr Taqi Zahid Butt, Chairman Prof Dr Tahir Jamil, Registrar Prof Dr Liaqat Ali, Additional Registrar Dr Kamran Abid, Controller Examinations Prof Dr Shahid Munir, Acting Treasurer Rao Muhammad Sharif, President Academic Staff Association Dr Hasan Mobeen Alam, Secretary Dr Mahboob Hussain and senior faculty members were present on the occasion.
Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=283224
Spend money on education, health instead of buses, Khan asks Punjab govt.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday urged the government to divert money that it is spending on bus projects to the health and education sectors.Addressing a rally as part of a by-election, which is being considered a contest between PTI’s Jahangir Khan Tareen and PML-N’s Siddique Baloch, he said that at least 10 million children were out of schools in Pakistan.
200 Higher Secondary Schools to be handed over to private sector
Punjab government has taken the decision of handing over 200 higher secondary schools to private sector after handing over 1000 primary schools to NGOs. Right now there are 630 higher secondary schools and according to government data all those schools have very low performance in exams.
Socrates Award for CPSP
College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan has been awarded Socrates award in medical education. The award was given to Prof Zafarullah Chaudhry in a ceremony held in Oxford University.
PU to remain closed on 24 and 25 December
Punjab University will remain close on 24 and 25 December on the eve of Eid Milaad un Nabi and Quaid e Azam Day.
Free Primary Education
Chairman Punjab Education Foundation Engr. Qamar ul Islam Raja has said that one thousand government primary schools will be provided free education under Public School Support Program.
PU teachers should be freed soon
The relatives of arrested professors of Punjab University have urged that Dr. Ghali Ata and Prof. Dr. Amir Saeed should be freed as soon as possible.
Date Sheet of PU
Punjba University has issued the date sheet for examinations of BBA Hons. Annual 2015. Further details can be seen at the website of PU.
Budget approved for UET
Budget of 2 billion 70 crores 43 lacs have been approved for UET Lahore. Deficit of 7 crore 10 lacs has also been recorded. Salaries will be increased by 7.5% and medical allowance will be increased by 25 %.
Seminar in GCU
GCU held a seminar for awareness against Nigeria Virus. The experts were of the view that we should wash nose with boiled and chlorinated water to avoid the virus.
DOW University launches online application tracking system
Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) on Monday launched online application tracking system to facilitate alumni and graduates who require verification of their documents for higher education or employment overseas.
20th PGME program at AKU: Expert team knowledge key to socio-economic development
Knowledge is presently the single most important factor for socio-economic development and science and technology are great equalizers, hence establishment of world class centres of excellence is a major challenge for the country, said Network of Academies of Science in Countries of the Organization of Islamic Conference (NASIC) President Dr Attaur Rahman.
Discounted bus fares introduced for students
To cut the students’ travel expenses and ease their travel by bus to schools, colleges and universities, the traffic police have approached the transport department to amend the rules regulating discounted fares.
Admissions in Karachi University
Admissions for Bacelors, Masters, Postgraduate programs, Certificate programs and Diploma Programs in Evening shift will commence from today.
Online Application Tracking System in Dow University
Dow University of Health Sciences has established an online tracking system for graduates and doctors working abroad. The system has been formulated for the attestation of degrees.
Vacations in Sindh University
Sindh University’s faculties and offices will remain closed for winter vacations till 1 January 2016.
Outstanding Performance of Talented Students in Matric Exams
A function was held in Federal B Area Block to distribute awards and certificates to talented students. The headmaster of the schools has also been promoted.
Current Syllabus is Promoting Violence Instead of Peace
Current syllabus is promoting terrorism and extremism instead of peace and security. Basic primary education should be given focus so that an educated society is established in Pakistan. These remarks were made by General Secretary of Human Rights Commission in Karachi Press Club.
Quality Education is Necessary for Better Living Standards
Governor Sindh, Dr. Ishrat ul Ibad has said that quality education is necessary for better standards of living. 20 new universities have been made in the last 13 years. Higher educated students increased up to 98000.
Heavy burden on teachers by Muhammad Hamid Zaman
The papers and the sound bites in speeches tell us that our institutions are being modelled after the greatest learning institutions of the world. It is easy and perhaps convenient to name our favourite institution in Cambridge Massachusetts or California or the UK as the model, but we refuse to ask ourselves, how serious are we about our intent?
Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1014030/heavy-burden-on-teachers/
The Strength of Education by Amna Malik
Malala Yousafzai is a brave and gentle advocate of peace who, through the simple act of going to school, became a global teacher with her courage and determination. She has had to sacrifice her childhood and face bullets for asking for the basic human right of getting an education.
Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/83532-The-strength-of-education
Disenchantment Towards Education By Fatima Naqvi
The secret of success for any country lies in its infrastructure of education system. The infrastructure should be harmonized with the contemporary needs. But unfortunately, we have always neglected the education sector.
Delay in up-gradation of primary teachers
Peshawar: According to the policy of Education Department of Peshawar District, the process of promotion in female schools on 12 to 14 and 14 to 15 scales is in progress but this process of up gradation in male schools has been in abeyance since 2013..
Education emergency is a comic story, teachers’ problems and issues to be resolved first
Chakdara: A convention of all Primary Teachers Association was held at Chakdara Dir Lower. Chief Guest of the convention was Mr. Bakhat Baidar Khan. Addressing the participants, he said that despite the claims of education emergency in the province, corruption is increasing day by day. He demanded immediate arrangement of one teacher of BPS-15 and one class room for every 40 students and special allowance of Rs. 5000 for teachers in remote areas and regularization of NTS teachers.
Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=10
Pashto to be included as a subject in syllabus
Charsada: The Private School Association has announced to include Pashto as a subject in private schools’ curriculum.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 8
School guards protest
Bat Khela: The guards of Monitoring School unit, protested against unjust deductions in salary and demanded the government to resolve the problem.
Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx
University students protest against stoppage of funds
Peshawar: The students of Khyber Medical University held protest against the stoppage of funds in Physiotherapy and Nursing departments.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 3
Complete Story: http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTUxMzE3
Teachers pay attention to curriculum: Syed Ahmad Ali Shah Bacha
Dargai: The District Mayor, Mr. Syed Ahmed Ali Shah said, during a prize distribution ceremony of Malakand Inter Government High Sports Competition said that teachers should pay attention to students’ curricular and co-curricular activities and drive their mental and physical development.
Complete Story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 2
Demand to remove barriers infront school
Peshawar: Social worker, Mr. Alamgir Khan has demanded for removal of barriers placed before the Government high School No.3. The students have to face difficulties while commuting to the school.
Complete Story: Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 2
High school building turns to ruins
District Harnai: The building of Government High School Naqas has turned to ruins. The boundary wall has collapsed, rooms are in dilapidation and windows of class rooms are near collapse. Teachers are imparting education under the open sky and students are bearing the weather hardships.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-22-2015/Quetta/page7.asp
Demand to recruit NTS pass candidates
District Khuzdar: The Social activist, Mr. Noor Ahmed Mairaj said in statement that NTS pass candidates should be appointed soon against vacant positions, because Educational officials are recruiting their kith & kin against merit which is violation of merit and injustice with meritorious aspirants.
Education Department is on priority
District Quetta: The Provincial Advisor for Education, Mr. Razza Barech attended an event organized by Balochistan Education Endowment Fund Program for distribution of prizes and scholarships among meritorious students. Mr. Zaffar Shah Bukhari briefed about the Endowment Fund Committee on the occasion. Provincial Secretary Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar, Provincial Finance Secretary and other notables commended Balochistan Education Endowment Fund Program and said such programs are beneficial for the promotion of education.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-22-2015/Quetta/page2.asp
Literate mothers can change the fate of nation: Suraiya Allah-Din
District Quetta: TIBM chairperson, Madam Suraiya Allah-Din said literate and educated mothers can change the fate of the nation. She said female education is necessary for both the mother and the child but it is neglected in this country which is an alarming situation.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-22-2015/Quetta/page3.asp
Appointment of Nazims as Chairman of District Education Offices
District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of Punjab has decided to name all EDOs as District Education Officers and the Chairman of the District Councils will be the Chairman of the District Education Offices and all the Education Officials will be answerable to the Chairman.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-22/page-08
Staff charges RS.1500/- per head for seminar expenses
District Bahawalpur: The staff of Special Education Centre Alipur was forced to pay RS.1500/- per head for a seminar held at the TMA Hall. Originally the expenses are borne by the Inclusive Education Department.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 03
EDO suspends 655 ghost teachers
District Muzaffargarh: EDO, Mr. Shamsheer Ahmed Khan, terminated 655 absentee teachers on the first day of his appointment refusing to accept any external pressure. The suspended teachers were getting salaries at home for the past 11 months.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 03
School building in ruins
District Bahawalnagar: A school building was constructed some 28 years ago and Government City School was supposed to be shifted to that building, but the building worth millions of rupees and land worth hundreds of millions of rupees was never utilized and has gone to waste, with the building now in a dilapidated condition.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 02
Female teacher tortures Class 1 student
District Bahawalpur: Ms. Aalia Mushtaq, a teacher at Government Boys Primary School Chak No.190 Murad Shanwala tortured a Class 1 Student named Mohammed Abbas.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 02
Teachers protest over nonpayment of salary
District Dadu: The NTS pass female teachers protested against stoppage of salary for the last eleven months demanding higher authorities for release of salaries.
Students stand against Principal
District Khairpur Mirs: Hundreds of students from Boys Degree College Pir Jo Goth, held protest against their Principal, alleging him of charging extra fees.
Sorry state of public education system
District Jamshoro: More than ten thousand children are compelled to study in private schools due to the sorry state of education in the government schools of Bhan Saeedabad owing to teacher absenteeism.
Local influential sets-up Flour Mill in Girls School
District Ghotki: A local influential, resident of village Pir Goth, has set-up a flour mill in the building of Government Girls School; whereas the staff is getting salary at home. The residents have demanded from the higher authorities to take notice of the issue and take immediate steps to resolve it.
Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130343465&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151222
School building in deteriorating condition
District Naushehro Feroz: Students, along with the members of All Parties Alliance, protested against the deteriorating condition of Government Primary School, village New Samtia, near Kandiaro, demanding it to be repaired on an immediate basis.
Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130343477&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151222
Protest against shortage of teachers
District Khairpur Mirs: The members of Jogi Aman Committee held protest against shortage of teachers and basic facilities in Government Primary School Ahsan Ali Jogi and demanded the higher authorities of Education Department to mitigate the shortage.
Additional Deputy Secretary visits school
District Khairpur Mirs: The Additional Deputy Secretary, Mr. Rehan Baloch, paid a surprise visit to Government Primary School, village Mir Muhammad Chandio. He found all the staff present in the school and praised the efforts of the teachers, on account of high student presence. He announced provision of an office for the Head Master of the school.
Protest over non-maintenance of school building
District Umar Kot: The teachers and students of village Haji Nabi Bux Pali, held protest over the dilapidated condition of the village’s school building which has not been repaired for years.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-12-22/news/page3/1%20(8).htm
Political involvement ruins College Education
Hyderabad: The Chairman, Insan Dost Foundation, Mr. Naeem Noorani has said in his statement that the state of education in Government College Piretabad has deteriorated due to political involvement. Student attendance is getting low due to illegal appointment of teachers.
Shortage of basic facilities in school
District Shikarpur: Students’ future is on the verge of devastation due to shortage teachers, furniture and books in the Government Primary School Ghousapur.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 2
Other cadre teachers continue protest
Ditrict Khairpur Mirs: The Teachers of other cadre, continued protest, over nonpayment of salary.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page no. 3
Metric students get positions
Karachi: An event was organized at Federal B Area Karachi in the honor of Metric students who got A+ and A grades. On the occasion, Metropolitan Commissioner, Mr. Samee Ul Din Siddique said that Head Masters of the schools will be promoted to next grade based on their outstanding performance.