22 July 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


KP government to set up 250 schools in 2015

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government will set up 250 new schools for girls and boys in the province this year. According to a senior official, the government would also set up 500 laboratories of Information Technology in Govt High and Higher Secondary Schools during this fiscal year the provincial government will also up-gradate 50 girls middle schools to high schools, while 50 girls high schools to higher secondary schools to ensure enrolment of maximum children in the schools.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/07/20/city/kp-govt-to-set-up-250-schools-in-2015/


8 schools fined for unscheduled summer vacation

Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Abbottabad imposed heavy fine on eight schools due to non-implementation of board’s directives for observing the summer vacations according to the government provided schedule.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-07-17/page-15


Taking back ban on Teachers transfers

Education Department Punjab decided to take back the ban on transfers of teachers by 1st of August. Transfers will be made submission of applications.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102964105&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150717


KP govt to conduct survey of Out-of-school children

The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will conduct a survey to get the actual number of the out of schools children in the province and then take suitable steps for their enrolment in the schools. According to official sources, the PTI government is concentrating in promotion of education and for this purpose it had declared education emergency in the province.

Complete Story: http://epaper.brecorder.com/2015/07/18/5-page/677238-news.html


Working paper on teachers promotions

DEO Marwat Abdul Salam said that they are working on working paper for recruitment of new teachers.

He said that they have released orders of promotions of grade 15 teachers to grade 16 teachers. He said this in a meeting with Tanzim I Usatza.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102966410&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150718


Basic Education spreading knowledge

Divisional Director Basic Education said that basic education is an important initiative. More than 15000 children getting education through this project and they are taking admissions to middle schools.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102966397&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150718


UoP Scholorships

30 Christian students at University of Peshawar were awarded scholarships by the Auqaf department.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201007170324&EN_ID=11201007170102&EMID=11201007170050


School teachers in 20 districts promoted

The government promoted 412 male and 198 female school teachers to BPS-16 ub 20 districts of the province under the departmental quota.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201007210376&EN_ID=11201007210117&EMID=11201007210059


UoP arranges Eid gathering

The University of Punjab arranged a special gathering on eve of largest ritual festival Eid-ul-fitr for its foreigner, far flung and hard area students after eid prayers at the varsity guest house.

Complete Story: http://epaper.brecorder.com/2015/07/18/1-page.html


132 scholarships named after APS victims

In memory of December 16th 2014, an NGO has created 132 scholarships in the name of each student who passed away due to the attack. The scholarships will be available for all needy students who cannot finance the education they want to pursue, for any deserving student at the APS Peshawar.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-329640-132-scholarships-named-after-APS-victims


UET recommends two seats for APS victims

The Academic Council of University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Tuesday recommended two seats for the victims of Army Public School (APS) in the university.  Speaking on the occasion, the vice-chancellor said that the administration and faculty of the university stood by the forces of Pakistan in their struggle to eradicate terrorism.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-329590-UET-recommends-two-seats-for-APS-victims


MoU signed between police school, Preston varsity

A memorandum of understanding was signed between Police school of Public Disorder and Riot Manageent Mardan and Preston university Kohat in a ceremony held at CPO Peshawer Thursday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-07-17/page-15 http://epaper.brecorder.com/2015/07/17/10-page/677181-news.html


Karak Varsity Students Receive Laptops

Laptops were distributed among the talented students of Khushal Khan Khattak University Karak under Prime Minister Laptop Scheme and resolved to make the university a real learning place for the generations to come.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-07-17/page-15


Varsity told to offer admission on sports quota to girls too

The Peshawar High Court on Thursday directed the historical Islamia College University Peshawar to offer admission to three girls on sports quota this year.

The university runs two colleges, one for girls and other for boys.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1195042/varsity-told-to-offer-admission-on-sports-quota-to-girls-too





Development of Women University at Mardan

Provincial Education Minister said that Development Work of Women University at Mardan is starting soon. He said that it will bring revolution in Mardan Region.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102964052&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150717


Mini-biographies offer interesting readings for book lovers

The Penguin Young Readers Group has recently brought out an interesting series of mini-biographies. The booklets contain basic information about great playwrights, artists, scientists, philanthropists, statesmen, historians and celebrities from classic to modern age.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1195220/mini-biographies-offer-interesting-readings-for-book-lovers




Balochistan detects 117 ghost teachers

With the dire need for exorcism, the Balochistan education department has spotted 117 ghost teachers who take salary but only exist only on papers.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201507160585&EN_ID=11201507160208&EMID=11201507160081


Focusing on Education

Provincial Education Advisor had a high level meeting with secretary education and other officials. Advisor said that this government is focusing on education progress in the region. They discussed the current issues being facing by the education sector in the region.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-17-2015/quetta/page3.asp




‘Government far from education spending target’

A report by the nongovernmental organization Alif Ailaan, “On the road to getting to 4% GDP”, noted that to bring the education expenditure to 4 per cent of the GDP in 2018, the expected expenditure in 2017-18 would need to be 1,219 billion. “This means that Pakistan will require a cumulative increase in spending of at least 485 billion rupees,” the report said.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1195026/government-far-from-education-spending-target


Rural Pakistan has 78pc enrolment in schools   

According to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) for 2014, there was a constant gender gap among out-of-school children with more girls than boys not enrolled or dropped out of school during the year. In 2014 and 2013, among the 22 percent out-of-school children, 10 percent were boys and 12 percent girls.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-329756-Rural-Pakistan-has-78pc-enrolment-in-schools






Private school students protest scholarship denial

Hundreds of students of private schools along with their parents have threatened to siege the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) if they were not awarded scholarships. The students from private schools had achieved highest positions in middle and primary examination in 2013, but their names have been struck off from the award list, a source said.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-17/page-13/detail-6

Absence of promotion formula irks junior teachers of model colleges

Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has till now been unable to structure a promotion formula for the lady teachers of the junior sections of Islamabad model colleges since they were federalised in 1992. It is worth mentioning here that the senior section of the model colleges was immediately blessed with 4-tier promotion formula when FDE took these colleges under its administrative control in 1992.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-329433-Absence-of-promotion-formula-irks-junior-teachers-of-model-colleges


FDE daily wagers celebrate Eid without salaries

Despite repeated promises the FDE did not release employees’ salaries before Eid. The employees blamed the FDE officials for the delay, saying due to their lethargic and non-serious attitude an amount of Rs100 million allocated for the payment of the salaries could not be utilised and lapsed on June 30.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1195209/fde-daily-wagers-celebrate-eid-without-salaries


FDE schools, colleges faring well: minister

Minister for the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Usman Ibrahim has claimed the standard of education at Islamabad model colleges for boys and girls has improved. “In order to uplift the standard of education at the capital city’s all government educational institutions, including model colleges, the Federal Directorate of Education improve or revise the policies according to the need of the students from time to time so that they are able to cope with the modern day challenges. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-329609-FDE-schools-colleges-faring-well-minister


RBISE to convey results through SMS

Besides formally announcing the result, the Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) will also communicate Matric and Intermediate results through SMS. According to a source in the RBISE, the Matric result will be announced on July 25 at Asgher Mall College for Boys at a special ceremony and the students may send their roll numbers on 800296 to get update about their result.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-21/page-13/detail-10



Honour for Jaconites

Students of the Jack & Jill Montessori and High School obtained remarkable result in the Secondary School Certificate Part-II Annual Examination 2015 of the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary School (FBISE), Islamabad, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-329441-Honour-for-Jaconites


HEC to establish one university in every district

Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad has said that under the directive of the Prime Minister the Commission is working to establish one university or at least its sub campuses in every district of the country. During the meeting Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanvir Hussain urged the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to ensure the quality of higher education in the country.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-329603-HEC-to-establish-one-university-in-every-district


AIOU declares ATTC, PTC and CT results

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has announced the final results of its ATTC and CT programmes for the Semester Autumn, 2014 and placed the same at its website. This was announced by AIOU Controller of Exams (CE) Sohail Nazir. According to the CE, result cards are being sent by post to all the concerned students at given addresses. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-17/page-13/detail-9 http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201007170375&EN_ID=11201007170118&EMID=11201007170059


Missing girl found from hostel

 A man falsely claimed that his 15-year-old daughter has illegally been detained by administration of a seminary as she was found from a private girl hostel where she went on her own will after developing some dispute with her brother.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1195198/missing-girl-found-from-hostel


Australia to provide 175 scholarships for PhD

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) in a joint venture with Australian government will provide 175 scholarships to Pakistani scholars to pursue PhD studies in Australian universities. The formal agreement is likely to be signed in the second week of August.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1195028/australia-to-provide-175-scholarships-for-phd





Chiniot to stop academic activities in 68 schools

The district administration has decided to discontinue after summer vacation academic activities in 68 school buildings damaged during the 2014 floods. A meeting of the education department earlier this week was told that out of these 68 buildings, 10 were the most dangerous.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1195172/chiniot-to-stop-academic-activities-in-68-schools


Headmaster’s plea dismissed

Justice Shahid Waheed of the Lahore High Court dismissed a petition moved by a headmaster Muhammad Iqbal challenging explanatory notice served on him for unsatisfactory result of his school’s 9th class as it was below 25 percent. Judge observed that the policy letter was one of the modes to check malpractices and making the citizens of Pakistan literate. However, it was not violative of any Constitutional provision.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-329577-Headmasters-plea-dismissed




Private schools survey in Lahore after Eid

In order to have accurate data about private schools in the provincial metropolis, including their exact number and status vis-à-vis registration etc, the office of EDO Education will start a survey of schools after Eid holidays. During the survey, information vis-à-vis fee structure of private schools, provision of facilities and information related to registration and affiliation would also be collected by the DO (Elementary), Deputy DOs and AEOs etc.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-329626-Private-schools-survey-in-Lahore-after-Eid


Teachers on the prowl for an easy buck

In dealing with criminal activity on the rise in the days leading up to Eidul Fitr, police said among those apprehended were school and college teachers.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/922832/pen-or-gun-teachers-on-the-prowl-for-an-easy-buck/


‘Changes in admission policy will help offset influence’

There is always pressure from influential people to enroll their children at Aitchison College, Lahore. This year the college has reformed its admission process. It hopes the changes will help disregard pressure and uphold transparency, principal Agha Ghazanfar says.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/923523/school-education-changes-in-admission-policy-will-help-offset-influence/


‘Punjab govt to launch technical education plan in evening shifts’

Provincial Minister for Labour and Human Resource Raja Ashfaq Sarwar has said the government, under the Punjab Growth Strategy-2018, is planning to launch a technical education programme for the youth at the educational institutes in evening shifts.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-329629-Punjab-govt-to-launch-technical-education-plan-in-evening-shifts


PU issues date sheets

Punjab University Examinations Department has issued written date sheets of MSc Home Economics Part-I & II second annual examination 2014. Details are also available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-17/page-14/detail-9

Two Punjab varsities without VCs since 13th

The Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) and Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU), Rawalpindi, have been working without vice chancellors (VCs) since July 13.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-329632-Two-Punjab-varsities-without-VCs-since-13th


CM interviews 30 candidates for VCs’ posts in 10 varsities

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif conducted on Thursday interviews of 30 candidates shortlisted for the posts of vice-chancellors of 10 universities in Punjab.

The names of the selected VCs would be notified soon after Eidul Fitr, a source privy to the development told.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1195017/cm-interviews-30-candidates-for-vcs-posts-in-10-varsities

Tevta revises food, civil technologies courses

The Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) has revised the courses of three-year DAE in food and civil technologies. Similarly, new subjects such as Advanced Construction Techniques, Advanced Surveying and Entrepreneurship in the second year while Hydraulics and Irrigation Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Soil Mechanics and Bridge Engineering subjects in the third year had been incorporated in three-year DAE Civil Technology course.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-329639-Tevta-revises-food-civil-technologies-courses


Reserving more seats for Balochi students

Government of Punjab decided to increase the quota for Balochi Students in all educational institutions of Punjab. Their expenses will be cover by government of Punjab.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-18/page-2/detail-7


Big budget allocated to education

Provincial Parliamentarian Secretary Treasure said that government of Punjab allocated 27% of total budget amount to education sector. He said that education sector is on priority of the government.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-18/page-3/detail-17


Text books in English Medium of Instructions

Education Department send letter to Textbook Board to publish the text books in English Medium for upcoming Year. Department implementing Urdu medium initially from Class 1 – 3.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102965918&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150718


New promotion policy for education department

Government of Punjab has prepared a new policy for transfer of Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of education department. All transfers banned until Baldiati Elections. Male and Female teachers are offering duties in elections.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102966205&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150718

Tevta driving course from next month

Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) with the collaboration of National Highway & Motorway Police (NHMP) will offer three-month duration Light Transport Vehicle (LTV) driving course starting from next month.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-329421-Tevta-driving-course-from-next-month



FJMU gets control of three teaching hospitals

The Punjab government has given three teaching hospitals of the provincial capital under the administrative control of the Fatima Jinnah Medical University (FJMU).

It has also appointed principal of FJMC Prof Fakhar Imam as first acting vice chancellor of the varsity, abolishing the 67-year-old college status of the institute.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1195020/fjmu-gets-control-of-three-teaching-hospitals





Girls get top positions in science, boys in general groups in SSC exams

The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Hyderabad announced the results of annual examinations 2015 of secondary school certificate (SSC) part-II (Class-X) science and general groups on Thursday. Girls belonging to private schools clinched all top three positions in science group, while male students of government schools secured all top three positions in general group in the annual examinations 2015 of SSC Part-II (Class-X) in ten districts of the province falling within the jurisdiction of the board.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1195084/girls-get-top-positions-in-science-boys-in-general-groups-in-ssc-exams



Supporting the victims of Peshawar incidence

Chairman Tehmina Durrani Foundation said that they requested government of Pakistan and many other politicians for supporting the families of victims of APS Peshawar incidence. Only Shahbaz Sharif responded with awarding the laptops to families of victims of APS students.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-18-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=1822.gif


Registrar and Controller Exams University will be announce

Chief Minister approved the appoint of controller of Exams and Registrar Universities through proper announcements. These posts will have 3 years tenures extendable to 1 years.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-18-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_04.gif


KU teachers likely to boycott classes after Eid

Faculty members of the prominent public sector university, the University of Karachi (KU) are mulling over boycotting academic activities after Eid against undue delays in issuance of grants, informed an official of the Karachi University Teachers’ Society (KUTS) —a representative body of the varsity’s teachers – on Friday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-329556-KU-teachers-likely-to-boycott-classes-after-Eid


Complaint registration system by RSU

Reform Support Unit has introduced online complaint registration system. Places where internet not available the complaints can be sent through sms. RSU has changed the recruitment of teachers in the region and produced data for policy making.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-17-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_01.gif


FIA Investigating Education Department

FIA investigating the Ghost employees of KMC. FIA decided to register FIR against Education Department for Money Laundering.  It involves higher officials of the department.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-07-21&edition=KCH&id=1802362_14373026



SSUET admission test on Sept 20

The process for admission for the academic year 2016 at Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) started on Thursday with the vice chancellor Prof Dr. Jawaid Rizvi, presiding over a review meeting.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-07-17/page-14


ICCBS told to pay off professor’s arrears

The Sindh Ombudsman on Thursday ordered the director of the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) of the University of Karachi (KU) to pay the due arrears of a professor whose contract had been terminated earlier.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-329405-ICCBS-told-to-pay-off-professors-arrears




Separate but equal? By Faisal Bari

Why have we allowed the state to build only one middle school for every four to five primary schools and even fewer high schools, thus ensuring that children drop out? Why have we allowed fewer girls schools to be built than boys schools? Why does the state subsidize Aitchisons in Pakistan when so many children do not have access to a basic school? Why are 100-acre Daanish schools allowed to be built when girls cannot get to schools in many rural areas?

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1194928


Math in our madressahs? By Pervez Hoodbhoy

It is a fact that children who do not know English, math, or science cannot compete in the job market or benefit from university-level education. Madressah graduates can become maulvis and qazis but not engineers, scientists, or doctors. India sees its madressahs as posing a serious education problem but not — at least officially — as a terrorism problem.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1195133/math-in-our-madressahs


Schools on the frontline By Zeeba T Hashmi

Before the Army Public School (APS) attack in Peshawar, which claimed more than 141 innocent lives of school goers, students and their schools have remained targets of militant groups in conflict areas for a long time. A large number of schools in the conflict areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA remain closed due to threats and intimidation from militants. Teachers have been reportedly targeted and killed by militants in parts of Balochistan as well. Attacks on schools have been used as a tool to discourage students, in particular girl students, from gaining education.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-17/page-6/detail-4


Education for Progress  By Dr. Farooq Chowdhry

There is no monitoring system for monitoring the teachers activities. Recently some non-government organization have introduced some monitoring system for teachers but due to low profile and low experience staff the system are not working in efficient way.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-07-21/page-11


More on education

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel laureate, while addressing the participants of the Oslo Summit on Education for Development made an impassioned plea to world leaders to spend just 8 days’ military budgets on education which would generate 340 billion dollars – sufficient to fund 12 years of education per child on the planet.

Complete Story: http://epaper.brecorder.com/2015/07/17/3-page/676954-news.html


Development of pro youth policies

At a seminar organized by SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Islamabad, Chief Executive Officer of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), S.M. Muneer and vice president of SAARC CCI, Iftikhar Ali Malik have called upon the member countries to develop pro youth policies to increase opportunities of education and employment for the youth to prevent brain drain from the region.

Complete Story: Pakistan Observer, July 17th, Page 4


Teaching students how to study by Arturo Ramo Garcia

School results in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tend to be very negative and one of the cases is usually not the absence of students but the fact that the students do not know how to study or do not out their efforts in it, as they should.

Complete Story: Pakistan Observer, July 21st, Page 5


Development through education By Nimra Akram

Education is considered as a powerful drive of development and strongest instrument for reducing poverty and improving health, gender equality, peace and stability. In other words educational is considered as functional and key to success as well as nation’s development by enhancing efficiency and productivity focusing on human capital.

Complete Story: Pakistan Observer, July 18th, Page 5


Letters to the Editor


Thar schools

There are 3,113 primary schools for boys and 602 for girls, 42 high schools – seven for girls – and 231 middle schools for boys and 13 for girls. According to the district education department, there are 7,782 employees in the Tharparkar education department. Thus, the government educational infrastructure and manpower is enough to cater to the needs of all Thari schoolchildren.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-329660-Thar-schools


Rights of students  

It is a reality that a student plays a very critical role in developing a nation. But, unfortunately in our case we are facing multiple problems and difficulties in our lives. One of the imminent reasons for these persistent problems is that we are not speaking for our rights and hence being ignored. In the entire region of Makran the students that are inspired to raise voice for their rights are being crushed and their voices are not heard. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/18-Jul-2015/rights-of-students


My right to education

The Government Boys High School Gokdan is considered the most popular school in Turbat. However, it is facing problems due to lack of water that is becoming a scarcity all over the region.  In the year of 2014 Chief Minister Balochistan promised to advance and equip Turbat with the essential education.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/17-Jul-2015/my-right-to-education


To educate or not to educate?

We frequently witness blunders by our leaders from common errors in the English language to huge factual and statistical mistakes. And now we see scandals about fake educational institutes. How should an educated person struggling in the competition look at these scandals? 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/17-Jul-2015/to-educate-or-not-to-educate


Switchover to Urdu

It is better to make people learn English in government-run schools where our elite’s children should also study. Since childhood, we try to learn and improve our English. Now people will get an excuse to slack off and run away from English.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1194931/switchover-to-urdu


Hiring pro-VCs

WHAT are the terms and conditions for the appointment of pro-vice chancellors at the University of Sindh? This is to point out that the Sindh government and the Sindh governor have been appointing pro-vice chancellors without declaring and making public the pre-determined terms and conditions for such appointments

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1194935/hiring-pro-vcs

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Due to the flood the Provincial Government declared schools as a camps

Peshawar: Due to the flood the provincial government declared schools as camps for flood victims. There is an emergency situation in Chitral local administration busy to provide relief for the people.

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=2&date=2015-07-22


In Islamia College B.Ed and M.A. exams started from the 4th August

Peshawar: According to the circular of Controller B.Ed and M.A. exams are started from the 4th August in Islamia College. Role numbers sent to the students and date sheet issued.

Complete Story: http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTI0NDg0


Demand from the government to suspend the orders of the transfer of the teachers

Swabi: ANP UC Dagai District Swabi demanded from the government to cancel the transfers of the teachers in Swabi on political grounds.  As these teachers not provided assistance to the government local government election and now government give him punishment.

Complete Story:  http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx

Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.3


Government tried best to provide furniture in all the government schools

Mardan: Provincial Minister for Education Muhammad Atif said we ensure to provide furniture in all over the province in the government schools.

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


Cut in scholarship of the students of the Microsoft College Temer Garah

Temer Garaha: Youth Councilor Zakir Ullah Khan and Microsoft College students protest on the corruption in students scholarship of the Microsoft College Temergaraha. They demanded from the government and relevant departments to take action against them.

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


Wash Rooms Constructions demand in Government Girls High School Dub

Karak:  Inhabitants of the Dub village demanded from the government to construct wash rooms in the government girls high school Dub because without wash rooms the students of the schools facing great difficulties.

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GGPS should be upgraded to Middle

District Lasbela: Government Girls primary School village Daood Mozah Kangar should be upgraded to Middle, village girls are deprived of getting education because of unavailability of Middle school in area.

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Education is basic right of every child

District Lasbela: Free education is right of every child; government should facilitate fully in this regard and should establish as many schools as per requirement of the area.

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Bagh Bazaar Girls Middle school should be upgraded to High school

District Pasni: Ward No-03 Bagh Bazaar Girls Middle School should be upgraded on early basis to High School & should be facilitated with all basic facilities for the betterment of education and continuity of girl’s education.

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Lack of Teachers in Inter College

District Pasni: There is shortage of teachers in Inter College from a long time, government should take notice and appoint fresh blood to cope the challenges of decline educational graph.

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Training & educational facility is necessary for new generation

District Qilla Abdullah: Chairman of Khidmat-e-Khalq foundation Mr. Maimatullah, Shakoor Achakzai & others said new generation is becoming drug addicts and getting-in in illicit activities. Training & Educational facilities are necessary for new generation to walk on the roads of development and success.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-22-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


Challenges can be faced by propagation of standard education

District Quetta: Challenges can be faced by propagation of standard education, educated nation are ruling over the world. Joint Director Colleges Professor Rubab Hameed Durani said teacher should be torch bearer and complete guide for nation.

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Closed schools will be reopen soon

District Qilla Abdullah: Newly Elected District Council Chairman (Qilla Abdullah) Malik Usman Achakzai said to facilitate in Health & Education department is our vision and mission. He said soon closed schools of the area will be reopened and utilization of funds will be transparent.

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Struggling for development of khuzdar University

District Quetta: Pro-vice Chancellor of Baluchistan University of Engineering & Technology (Khuzdar) Dr. Zahoor Ahmed Baloch said we are struggling for development and prosperity of University, it is obligatory to fulfill duties with honesty. 

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Respect of teachers & educational institutions is obligatory for all

District Quetta: Spokesperson of VC of Baluchistan University of Engineering & Technology Khuzdar said to malign someone is a sin, it is obligatory for all to respect teachers and educational institutions.

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Every Rural Primary School to have at least 2 teachers

District Rawalpindi: The Punjab Government has decided to appoint at least two teachers at every rural primary school.  Most schools have only one teachers and the second teacher will be appointed immediately after the Summer Vacations. 

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 3


South Punjab to have a separate School Directorate

District Multan: The Government of Punjab has decided to set up a separate School Directorate for South Punjab.  The work on setting up the Directorate and selection of officials and staff will be done by the end of this year.  The purpose of the separate Directorate for South Punjab is to solve the problems of the teachers and other staff on priority basis and without any hardships.

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


150 Municipal teachers be promoted

District Bahawalnagar: Mahmood Alam Shaheen, leader of the teachers body has demanded that the government must fulfill promise of promotion of 150 male teachers of Municipal Schools of District Bahawalnagar and if it is not done soon, then the teachers would go to the court.

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


2 per cent Fitness Fees on Private Schools is a cruelty

District Multan:  The Private Schools Management headed by Mohammed Billal Sheikh has denounced the government for leveling 2 per cent Fitness Fees on the Private Schools and declared it a cruelty upon the private schools. They said that this decision has caused the delay of registration process of many schools and there was threat that many operational schools would close down.  They said they will launch a protest campaign if the fee is not waivered.

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




NTS Pass teachers still deprived of salaries

District Jacobabad: The Mehran Teachers Association has declared in its press release statement that NTS Pass Teachers are still deprived of their salaries for past two years and no one is ready from Government side to take notice of the issue to resolve.

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Protest against stoppage of sewerage water before High School gate

District Larkana: The residents of village Gabar masan near Badah protested against stoppage of sewerage water before high school gate. They demanded for immediate notice of the issue and resolve it.

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Education department did not form new admission policy

Karachi: Sindh Education Department is still unaware of the new admission policy in the first year and second year. Education department is silent in the matter of forming new admission policy for the students.

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