22 October 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Re-Opening of all closed schools ordered

District Nazim, Peshawar, Mohammad Asim Khan has directed the rehabilitation of all schools, re-opening of closed schools, early fulfilling of the shortage of teachers and taking action against 3 MPO against those creating hurdles in the reopening of closed schools.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=276531

 

Khyber students demand reconstruction of schools

Khyber Students Union, a group of students belonging to different localities of Khyber Agency, has expressed concern over the destruction of schools during militancy in the tribal region and demanded of the federal government to take immediate steps for reconstruction of the buildings. Speaking at a news conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Wednesday, the union`s president Zahirullah said at least 170 school buildings, including those of girls, had been either damaged or destroyed during the past seven years.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=22_10_2015_182_008

 

Education minister urges schools to focus on standards

Minister for Education Muhammad Atif Khan directed authorities of Swabi Model School to focus on the standard of education and take steps to make the institute self-sufficient. He issued these directives while chairing a meeting of the school’s board of governors in Peshawar on Wednesday. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/977100/with-the-pen-education-minister-urges-schools-to-focus-on-standards/

 

Khall residents lament lack of health, education facilities

The local government representatives and political activists have lamented stoppage of construction work on a bridge, lack of government schools, non-availability of health facilities and closure of water supply schemes in Khall Tehsil. They raised the issues at an open court on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=22_10_2015_182_011

 

Khar college students demand transport facility

The students of government postgraduate college, Khar, on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration against lack of transport facilities in their college. A large number of students belonging to remote areas of Salarzai tehsil marched from the college and staged a sit-in on Khar-Timergara road, blocking it to traffic.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=22_10_2015_183_001

 

UoP, private bank to help needy students

The University of Peshawar and a private bank have inked an agreement to extend financial support to the poor and needy students of the varsity. The accord to this effect was signed by UoP Vice Chancellor Professor Mohammad Rasul Jan and Senior Vice President of Meezan Bank Fayaz ur Rehman, at a ceremony here on Wednesday, according to a press release. 

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=22_10_2015_007_001

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-347041-MoU-inked-to-help-needy-varsity-students

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Research centre to be set up in Karak varsity

Vice-chancellor of Khushal Khan Khattak University, Karak, Prof Ibrahim Khattak has said that more departments and a research centre would be established in the varsity to provide latest facilities to the students.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=22_10_2015_182_006

 

Industrial workers to get technical education

The Pakistan Industrial Technical Assistance Centre (PITAC) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry have agreed to devise joint strategy for imparting free of cost technical education to the industrial workers to enhance their skills.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=22_10_2015_183_002

 

Funds scarcity mars PTI education uplift goals

Provincial Minister for Education, Muhammad Atif Khan on Tuesday cited the lack of funds as the major reason hampering the PTI government’s efforts for promotion of education the province in accordance with the PTI manifesto. In exclusive interview with APP here, the Education Minister who is looking after the primary sector of education told that his Government was making efforts to overcome the shortage of funds to meet the target set by the PTI Government for the promotion of education with main focus on enhancing literacy ratio, enrollment and improving infrastructure.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=276439

 

Majority of militancy-hit schools rebuilt in Maidan

Majority of the militancy-hit schools in Maidan area here have been rebuilt and work on others is underway, said speakers at a ceremony arranged to formally inaugurate a reconstructed government girls` primary school at Bandai Maidan on Tuesday. The girls` school was blown up by militants in 2009 and since then the residents have been demanding its reconstruction. The school was rebuilt by the Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (Raha) project with the help of local parentteacher council. The project cost Rs 1.8 million.

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School built over graveyard battles for existence

The education of around 550 students can come to a standstill at any given moment as the local patwari has ordered immediate evacuation of Government Girls High School (GGHS) Lalla Kalli. The reason given is the institute was built over a graveyard and has to be demolished.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/976374/school-built-over-graveyard-battles-for-existence/

 

FATA students admitted to Edwardes College

At least 132 students from the tribal belt have been accepted into various programmes at Edwardes College Peshawar this year under the directives of the college principal.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/976383/education-for-all-fata-students-admitted-to-edwardes-college/

 

Seventh grader brutally beaten up by teacher in Haripur

A girl in Haripur has accused her teacher of subjecting her to severe corporal punishment, leaving several cuts and bruises on her body. Sadia Bibi, a seventh grader at Government Girls Middle School in Paswal, and her father, Syed Matloob Shah, told journalists on Tuesday that the incident took place during class. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/976368/seventh-grader-brutally-beaten-up-by-teacher/

 

Work on Oghi campus of Hazara varsity to start soon

The technical team of Hazara University has recommended two sites in Oghi for construction of its campus. The government has already approved Rs550 million for the project.

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http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-346933-Sites-identified-for-varsity-campus

 

Balochistan

 

IT course planned for 800 students

Around 880 students of Balochistan, divided in 44 batches, will be enrolled in the Oracle Graduation Programme. This was revealed by the provincial secretary for information technology, Dr Omar Babar, at a meeting chaired byBalochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=22_10_2015_005_005

 

Grants to school

Hamdard Welfare Foundation organized an event at “Iqra Hamdard Middle School” Kharotabad which was also attended by the Provincial Education Advisor. Free books and uniforms were distributed to the students during the event.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-22-2015/quetta/page7.asp

 

Hand pump installed in primary school

Deputy Commissioner, Sherani attended the inaugural ceremony of the installation of a hand-pump in Government Primary School Pervaizan. On the occasion, he said that teachers should perform their duties with sincerity and should pay their undivided attention to students.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-22-2015/quetta/page7.asp

 

Ensuring 75% student attendance

An All Parties Conference was held at Degree College Loralai which was headed by Pushtun SF. The speakers on the occasion stated 75% student attendance needs to be ensured.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-22-2015/quetta/page8.asp

 

Lack of teachers

Government Teachers Association Dhahdar said that despite the success of several candidates in the NTS teacher recruitment test, several posts for teachers in the region were vacant.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-22-2015/quetta/page8.asp

 

Irregularities by Cadet College

Opposition Leader, Molana Abdul Sami highlighted the irregularities in the selection process of the principal at Cadet College. He further stated that teachers should not be considered for the post of the principal.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-22-2015/quetta/page12.asp

 

Teachers fired

The Secondary Education Department Balochistan fired a couple of teachers from Government Boys Middle School Turbat on account of continuous absence from school.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103129786&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151021

 

Islamabad


HSSC exams from November 3 

The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) will hold the Higher Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Supplementary Examinations 2015 in the first week of next month.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-347051-HSSC-exams-from-November-3

 

White House to be friendlier to Maryam than Sharif

Michelle Obama – who especially invited Maryam Nawaz Sharif for a one-on-one meeting a few weeks earlier, will exchange views on the world-wide children’s education programme - for which they have already agreed to work – and women empowerment.  The US First Lady told Maryam in August she would work with her to promote education in Pakistan. This programme is aimed at facilitating girls between the age of 12 and 19 to complete their education and pursue careers. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-22/page-2/detail-2

 

BISP to work for education, health through e-solutions

BISP needs to collaborate with ongoing development and social sector partners' initiatives for establishing e-solution centres in all the regions of the country. Through these centres, BISP will be able to arrange provision of facilities of education, health and employment to its beneficiaries even in the remote areas. This was stated by Minister of State and Chairperson BISP MNA Marvi Memon, in her address during the "Consultative Conference on IT based Innovative Solutions" here at BISP Secretariat.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-22/page-3/detail-0


RIS has new student council

Roots International Schools (RIS) hosted the Student Council Oath-Taking Ceremony 2015 here on Wednesday in an effort to encourage young individuals to regularise student body and become responsible citizens.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-347054-RIS-has-new-student-council

 

AIOU to ensure transparency in the examination

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) entered into new arrangements with Pakistan Post for quick dispatch of answer sheets to the relevant departments in order to ensure transparency in the whole examination process.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-22/page-13/detail-9

 

Lack of teachers

There is an acute shortage of teachers in federal educational institutions due to which students are facing issues in receiving quality education. Schools have been found indulged in the practice of hiring daily wage teachers without issuing NOCs to them.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-10-22/page-3

 

30 ghost, illegally appointed FUUAST staffers suspended

A public sector university has suspended some 30 staffers who were either ghost employees or appointed in violation of the rules by former vice-chancellor. An internal inquiry committee of the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology (FUUAST) Islamabad had recommended the removal of the employees from the posts after investigation. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-22/page-5/detail-4

 

Mismanagement at QAU

President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain has taken notice of issues related to the release of development fund by Planning Commission, disapproval of budget and mismanagement in Quai-i-Azam University. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has demanded for all official records from the university.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103133362&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151022

 

Workshops held at Bahria University

A three-day indigenous on-campus training (IOT) workshops for administrative and management cadre were organised by Bahria University.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-347045-Workshops-held-at-Bahria-University

 

Distinction

Dr. Razia Fatima, Coordinator Research and Surveillance at the National Tuberculosis Control Programme, has achieved Ph.D degree from the University of Bergen Norway, after successfully defending her thesis titled ‘Assessing the Burden of Missing TB Cases in Pakistan.’

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-347046-Distinction

 

Around 21 schools to open in Islamabad

The government in a move to make education more accessible is set to construct 21 new schools in Islamabad, Capital Administration and Development Division State Minister Usman Ibrahim said on Tuesday. Talking at a consultative workshop with parents of students of private schools over the fee hike and other related issues, he said the government was committed to enhancing the capacity of public educational institutes.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/976441/providing-an-alternate-around-21-schools-to-open-in-islamabad/

 

Enrollment ratio of primary schoolchildren has improved: ADB

In a special chapter of Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2015, the flagship annual statistical publication of the ADB, released on Tuesday, discussed online education by stating in its footnotes without mentioning any institution that for example in Pakistan a recent “university” was exposed as a fictitious and simply a diploma mill developing very few student skills.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-40303-Enrollment-ratio-of-primary-schoolchildren-has-improved-ADB

 

`Certain parameters to be considered while increasing school fees`

The Private Educational Institution Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) has assured parents of children enrolled in elite schools that it will regulate fee structures according to quantifiable parameter standards. At a consultative workshop on `Fee Determination and Quality of Education Parameters for Private Schools` Junaid Alchlag, the PEIRA chairperson, said the regulatory body had been working to regulate school fee structures.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=21_10_2015_152_011

 

CII wants co-education abolished at the earliest

Reiterating its previous recommendation for separate systems of education for men and women, Pakistan’s top religious body has asked the government to abolish the co-education system within the minimum time period.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/976546/cii-wants-co-education-abolished-at-the-earliest/

 

Winter evening shift timings not changed

Federal schools of Islamabad have been unable to alter their evening shift timings for the winter season. The shift concludes at 6PM which is creating hurdles for students.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-10-21/page-3

 

Competitive exams should be in Urdu

The Standing Committee for Information and Communication National Assembly held a meeting wherein Molana Sherani said that competitive exams should be in Urdu.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-10-21/page-12

 

Students off to China tomorrow on language course

A seven-member group of students would depart for China tomorrow to attend a one-year Chinese language learning course. The language course programme would be fully funded by Punjab government, informed Prof Humayun Iqbal, focal person of Pak-China Language Course Exchange Programme and Director Colleges, while talking to The Nation here yesterday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-10-21/page-14/detail-5

 

Scholarship distribution

Scholarship cheques have been distributed among 21 students belonging to various departments by Karakoram International University.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-21&edition=ISL&id=1946499_92884880

 

National Book Park by NBF

A ‘National Book Park’ has been established by National Book Foundation (NBF) in its head office.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-21&edition=ISL&id=1946507_25208188

 

Jails to be linked to nearby universities

Federal Ombudsman Salman Farooqi has announced to establish the National Endowment Fund for implementation of reform programmes for prisoners. “The recommendations for bringing jail reforms on the directions of the Supreme Court of Pakistan will be drafted soon and in this regard proposals were sought from the provinces,” he said while addressing a meeting of the National Committee for Jail Reforms here on Tuesday in which reports about the conditions of jails in Quetta, Rawalpindi, Karachi and Lahore were presented.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-40316-Jails-to-be-linked-to-nearby-universities

 

Envoy underscores importance of public diplomacy among countries

The Roots IVY University College on Tuesday invited Ambassador Jauhar Saleem for an interactive session with the undergraduate and A-levels students to enlighten them about the dynamics and functions of the prestigious Foreign Service of Pakistan. Ambassador Saleem is Pakistan’s Ambassador-designate to Germany.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-21/page-13/detail-7

 

Gender inequality — an equal issue for men

A seminar on ‘Feminism and Social Movements in Asia’ was arranged by the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) in collaboration with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, at Quaid-e-Azam University.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/976394/broadening-prospects-gender-inequality-an-equal-issue-for-men/

 

METU Turkey Representatives Visit Roots DHA-1

Directorates of Institutional Relations and Communication Mr. Maxim Zayed and Mr. Sinan Hussein from Middle East Technical University (METU Northern Cyprus Campus) Turkey conducted an interactive orientation session for all students of A-Levels at Roots DHA1/Ivy campus Islamabad to enlighten them about higher studies prospects in Turkey. METU is Turkey’s leading university with METU’s Ankara Campus established in 1956.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=276486

 

NTS announces scholarships for children of IDPs

Largely seen as a gigantic step in nation building process, the National Testing Service-Pakistan (NTS) announced offering scholarships to talented children of Internally Displaced Persons (IDS) after the military announced some areas cleared of militants in the South Waziristan agency -- a restive tribal region in Fata, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-346942-NTS-announces-scholarships-for-children-of-IDPs

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-21/page-13/detail-9

 

QAU decides to phase out linguistic programmes

Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) has planned to eliminate its four-year-old Linguistic Department as the number of enrolling students was being increased with each new semester started in the university. According to the document available with Daily Times, the department was established in 2011 offering various courses relating to linguistics. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-21/page-13/detail-2

 

Central Asian varsity to be set up in capital

In order to enhance economic cooperation and bilateral relations with Central Asian states, the federal government is considering the establishment of a Central Asian university in Islamabad. According to documents available with Dawn, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has started working on a plan to set up the `Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation University` in the federal capital.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=21_10_2015_153_002

 

Korea To Open A Chartered University In Pakistan

Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Muhammad Baligh Ur Rah-man has said that Pakistan would fully support the idea of Korean High Commissioner to open a chartered university in Pakistan. The Korean High Commissioner Jong Hwan Song offered Minister of State for Education to open a university here and said that half of the students in the university would be foreigners and half of the students would be Pakistanis.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=276458

 

AIOU, Chinese university to join hands promoting solar technology

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and China s Zhongli SCI TECH University have decided to work together for promoting solar technology through lab and community based projects.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-346944-AIOU-Chinese-university-to-join-hands-promoting-solar-technology

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Punjab

 

PEF expands Voucher Scheme for students

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has launched the expansion phase 15 of public private partnership based Education Voucher Scheme (EVS) for the deserving students. This expansion phase is launched in 16 selected districts, including Faisalabad, Jhang, Sheikhupura, Kasur, Okara, Rahimyar Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Khanewal, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Vehari, Lodhran, Muzaffargarh and Khushab.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-347020-PEF-expands-voucher-scheme-for-students

http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-22&edition=LHR&id=1949727_13478334

 

‘School Enrollment Campaign’ for brick kiln children running successfully

Punjab Labour & HR Department, in collaboration with Education and Literacy Departments is successfully moving ahead to enroll all the out of school children of brick kiln workers of the province under School Enrollment Campaign for Brick Kiln Children, launched this August.                

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=276606

http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103133468&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151022

 

RS. 111.982 million allocated for reconstruction

The Punjab government has allocated Rs 111.982 million in current fiscal year budget for reconstruction of 92 dangerous buildings of schools in the District Hafizabad while the provincial government has released Rs 55.991 million so far.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=276530

 

Children sit under open sky in Ratwal School

Boys High School Ratwal is facing lack of basic facilities, children are receiving education under open sky, parents of children protested and appealed to Education Department to take immediate notice. According to details despite of all the Govt declarations about education Ratwal School still facing lack of basic facilities, Building of School is almost damaged, students undergo hardships in receiving education due to lack of teaching staff and they are helpless to sit under open sky to receive education due to insufficient space in existing building, which also becomes impossible in rainy weather.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=276526

 

1000% tax on private schools

Cantonment Board Rawalpindi has imposed one thousand percent tax on the private schools that are not operating in separate buildings. As a reaction to the announcement, private school owners registered complaints against the Cantonment Board with their respective MPAs.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-10-22/page-2

 

Text book provision to students

President All Pakistan Trade Union, Khalid Pervaiz, said that the funds allocated for the provision of text books by Punjab Curriculum and Text Book Board for the next year, were being under-utilized.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-22/page-8/detail-0

 

Charitable education institutions to pay 1 per cent of rental market value as lease

A proposal to set the rate of annual lease of educational institutions running on charity at one per cent of the rental market value of the concerned institution was approved in a meeting presided over by Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan. Five percent annual increase will also be included in the rate of lease, the meeting decided

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/10/22/news/charitable-education-institutions-to-pay-1-per-cent-of-rental-market-value-as-lease/

 

Schools trips being planned without Education Department oversight

School trips organised by private schools are going on unchecked by the Education Department.

In 2011, the Education Department had issued a regulatory notification in this regard. School administrations were required to seek permission from the Education Departments before taking students on trips. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/977118/extra-curricular-activity-schools-trips-being-planned-without-education-department-oversight/

 

Counseling can help students opt for 15,000 scholarships: Dr. Atta
The Former Higher Education Commission Chairman and Dignosco Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ata-ur-Rahman said that due to the negligence of counseling sector in educational institutions, every year, around 10,000-15,000 scholarships go unutilized.
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-22/page-14/detail-1

 

Future of 50 final year students of SZMC at stake

The future of 50 MBBS final year students of the Shaikh Zayed Medical College, Rahimyar Khan, is at stake as the institution has so far failed to fulfil the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council’s (PMDC) requirements to get the accreditation for additional 50 seats enhanced in 2010.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-347011-Future-of-50-final-year-students-of-SZMC-at-stake

 

PU will hold 3-day international conference on freedom of expression

Punjab University, Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) is organising a three-day international conference on 'Freedom of Expression - Glocal Politics of Emotions' from November 2nd. More than 50 delegates would participate and over 47 research papers will be presented at conference at the Avari Hotel.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-22/page-14/detail-7

 

UVAS ranked 10 by HEC

The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore has been ranked 10th among the top 10 universities of Pakistan in the Higher Education Commission Sports Ranking in (male & female) categories. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=276608

 

No relief given to schools on fee issue, says LHC

Justice Shams Mahmood Mirza of the Lahore High Court on Tuesday explained that the court had stopped the Punjab government from taking coercive measures against private schools and not from implementing the law (Punjab Private Educational Institutions and Regulations (Amendment) Ordinance 2015).
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Curriculum development

President Insaf Students’ Federation, Ch. Arsalan, said that they will start a campaign against high school fees in private schools and development of unifrom curriculum in Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-21/page-8/detail-0

 

Enrolment of laborers’ children

Despite the strict orders of CM Punjab, the target of enrolling substantial number of laborers’ children in schools has not been achieved yet. While the aim was to enroll 3190 children within a month, only 750 children have been enrolled so far.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-21/page-8/detail-10

 

Boys School Fateh Jang lacks facilities

The students of Ratwan Boys High School Fateh Jang are getting education in a school building where basic facilities are not available. The school is also faced with an acute shortage of teaching staff.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-21&edition=ISL&id=1946995_60022144

 

Underutilization of funds for text books’ provision

The funds allocated for the provision of text books by Punjab Curriculum and Text Book Board are being underutilized.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-21&edition=LHR&id=1946894_70788518

 

Good results from online system

The Provincial Education Minister visited Government Comprehensive High School for Girls and examined the system in place for online recording of student attendance. The Minister expressed positive views regarding the system and said that the system would be extended to other districts of Punjab.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-21/page-2/detail-6

 

No roof for students

Due to the lack of infrastructure and basic education facilities, the students of Government Boys High School Rakwal are getting education under the open sky.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-21-2015/pindi/page10.asp

 

School land retrieved after 53 years

The authorities have retrieved 24.5 Kanals of the Government High School for Boys, Dak Chiban, Sara-i-Alamgir, from the illegal possession spanning 53 years. The people of the village had donated the said piece of land to the school when it was upgraded to elementary school from a primary school in 1962 but the school administration could not get its possession despite of the fact that the land had been transferred in the name of school.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=21_10_2015_178_002

 

Counseling can help students opt for 15,000 scholarships: Dr. Atta

The Former Higher Education Commission Chairman and Dignosco Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ata-ur-Rahman said that due to the negligence of counseling sector in educational institutions, every year, around 10,000-15,000 scholarships go unutilized.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-21/page-14/detail-1

 

New procedure for PEF partner schools

The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has changed the method in which it rechecks papers held annually. According to, a circular issued by the Academic Development Unit’s director, an application form with fee will be required for having a paper rechecked, informed the PEF spokesperson. The

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/976427/rechecking-papers-new-procedure-for-pef-partner-schools/

 

GCU holds Pashto debate contest

The Government College University Lahore has for the first time introduced Pashto debates and made it a permanent feature of its annual internal competition to promote national integration and cultural harmony.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=21_10_2015_177_008

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-21/page-14/detail-7

 

PU teachers to protest train office at Town 1

The Academic Staff Association (ASA) of the Punjab University has decided to launch a protest drive against the construction of an office for Orange Line Train project at the varsity`s Town 1.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=21_10_2015_177_007

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-346902-PU-teachers-to-protest-against-metro-train

http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=276489

 

Sindh

 

Resolve teachers’ salaries issue, says JI

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi amir Engr Hafiz Naeemur Rehman said that the JI leadership supports the government teachers who have been deprived of their salaries due since three long years. He was talking to a delegation of the affected teachers at his office on Wednesday. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/977174/raising-voices-resolve-teachers-salaries-issue-says-ji/

 

KU, Sindh Madressatul Islam to promote research

The University of Karachi and Sindh Madressatul Islam University have signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance research activities of students of both the universities. The signing ceremony was held at Karachi University Vice Chancellor’s Secretariat here on Wednesday. Prof Dr Alia Rehman, Director ORIC KU and Gulzar Ahmed Mughal, Registrar Sindh Madressatul Islam University signed the MoU along with senior officials of both the universities. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-22/page-15/detail-10

 

Karachi University Syndicate Meeting

A syndicate meeting was held by the Karachi University to discuss on the issue of propagation of a negative public image of the university by some teachers employed at the university. The syndicate was highly critical of the alleged teachers.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-22-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_02.gif

 

Coeducation should not be eliminated

Senior analysts attended a program titled “Report Card” by GEO news channel where they stressed that co-education should not be eliminated.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-22-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=20_20.gif

 

Indonesia Plans To Adopt Science Polices Of Dr Atta-Ur-Rahman

Indonesian Science Congress have formed four working groups to discuss the recommendations of Prof Atta-ur-Rahman, former federal minister of science & technology, in depth so that they could be adopted and integrated into Indonesia’s Science & Technology policy. University of Karachi International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) Director Prof Dr M Iqbal Choudhary disclosed this in a lecture he delivered at the center Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=276612

 

Fee hike, security of private schools discussed

During a meeting held to look into the issues regarding fee hike in private schools at Governor House on Tuesday, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad stressed the need for providing good security at educational institutions.
Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=21_10_2015_118_004

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-346884-SHC-orders-restoration-of-expelled-students

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/10/21/city/karachi/illegal-fee-rise-shc-orders-restoration-of-students/

http://e.jang.com.pk/10-21-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=02_11.gif

 

Anti-corruption team raids BIEK, seizes record for 10 years

Anti-corruption officials on Tuesday raided the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) and seized its record for ten years. Assistant Director Anti-corruption Department Ghulam Shabbir said the raid was conducted at BIEK in the wake of complaints regarding its involvement in corrupt practices.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-201415-Anti-corruption-team-raids-BIEK,-seizes-record-for-10-years

http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201510210079&EN_ID=11201510210029&EMID=11201510210010

 

Writ against transfer of Student Assessment Test funds

The Education Board Punjab has registered a writ against the transfer of funds from Student Assessment Test Fund to Chief Minister Relief Fund. Consequently, LHC has issued a notice to relevant authorities demanding explanation for the transfer.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-10-21/page-2

 

Court should handle the matter of inter-board

President Government School Teachers Association said that the corruption scandal of inter-board Karachi was upsetting and that the court should be spearheading the case.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-10-21/page-3

 

NTS test for admissions

Karachi University decided to admit new students for the Honors and Master’s degree programmers through NTS test and to admit new students to the program of petroleum through NTS in the upcoming session.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-21-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=14_07.gif

 

Inter Part -1 results

Board of Secondary Education and Intermediate Sukkur announced the results for Intermediate Part-1 for the humanities, commerce and home economics groups.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-21-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=14_02.gif

 

HEC to probe FUUAST fake degree scam

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Tuesday sought details from the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (Fuuast) about alleged irregularities committed in BA and BCom results over the past three years.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=21_10_2015_118_002

 

Editorial/op-ed

 

Schoolboys and sinking ships by Kamila Hyat

We all know some tasks are beyond the capabilities of school children, and running a country which faces a long list of extremely grave problems would seem to rank among these tasks. It appears to be completely inappropriate to hand over so complicated a task to a bunch of sixth graders, and particularly immature sixth graders at that.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-347074-Schoolboys-and-sinking-ships

 

Stalled Madrassa Reform

For the long-run, Pakistan needs to have an education regulation system in place that keeps a close check on madrassas and also mainstream schools, both public and private.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-22/page-6/detail-2

 

CII’s own peculiar ideology

For now, though, CII (whose findings are not legally binding) wants an immediate end to co-education before anything else. At least Maulana sb is kind enough to allow girls segregated education. In that he’s better than his friends the Taliban, especially those that ran Afghanistan for some years. 

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/10/21/comment/ciis-own-peculiar-ideology/

 

Claims of compulsory education by C.M Rizwan

If the government wishes to improve the education system in Pakistan, it needs to address the existing discrepancies in the system.
Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/22-10-2015/p10/story.aspx?param=lazme.jpg

 

Education or Development Projects by Sardar Haider Ahmed Ali

Our politicians do not fulfill the promises which they commit to while campaigning for election. However, making education universal and equal for everyone is a need of the hour.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-22-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=10_08.gif

 

Early childhood education in Pakistan

While the concept of early childhood education is rather nascent in Pakistan, it is gradually gaining popularity in the public and private policy-making arena. The initial years of a child are crucial for character-building and cognitive development.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-21/page-17/detail-2

 

Teachers’ respect and educational institutes by Fareena Almas

The lack of education and opportunities for skill development are the main reasons responsible for the lack of development and progress in the country. Education sector in Pakistan needs to be prioritized by the government and revolutionary steps need to be taken for educational reform. Teachers are the core and foundation of the education system and hence, there is a pressing need to resolve their issues.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103131582&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151021

 

Thirteen years of HEC by Dr. Zia Qayum

In the past, the University Grant Commission Act 1974 was repealed, as a consequence of which, the functioning of HEC halted. The commission was then founded with a new act and has been striving since for the betterment of education.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-21-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=10_06.gif

 

Letters to the Editor

 

Women Education

I want to draw the attention of readers to one of the social issues of the society, that is, the education of women. Women constitute almost half of the population of Pakistan but still they are devoid of their right to get education. In the rural areas of Pakistan, the male members of the family don’t want their daughters and sisters to get educated. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=276553

 

Education and Government

Education is a basic right of every citizen of the country. However, in Pakistan, a substantial number of children are not enrolled in schools which reflects on the fact that education is not a priority of government.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-22&edition=ISL&id=1948188_713910934

 

Defective Education System

Modern education system today provides ample opportunities for some students as well as restricts many of them within the boundaries of books and schools. Concept of education in modern world has been wrongly concluded as only bookish, students are taught to read their syllabi books, learn from them and the children are taught from the childhood to get above 90 percent marks to take admission in some top college to become this or that.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=276409

 

Spelling Pakistan

Where should we take our children? In the absence of standard curriculum and no regulations, this situation cannot be corrected. All political parties say that education is important and is their priority but one wonders when this claim will materialise.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-346801-Spelling-Pakistan

 

Islamia College, Peshawar

The year 2013 marked the centenary of the Islamia College Peshawar. This institution was established through donations. Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum Khan, who is still remembered today for his good services, spearheaded the movement. The institution has produced top bureaucrats and politicians. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-346800-Islamia-College-Peshawar

 

Lack of educational institutes

There is a lack of educational institutes especially for girls at the tehsil level. Boys’ colleges with lower student strength should be converted into Girls’ colleges.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103131585&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151021

 

Educational curriculum

Education plays an important role in character-building which is why religious education must be a pivotal component of the educational curriculum.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103131585&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151021

 

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

 

Haroon Siffat, Nazim Town Four visited government schools of Urmarr

Peshawar: The Nazim Town Four Haroon Siffat visited Urmarr Miana Government Schools and issued a letter to the ADEO exposing the absence of teachers in the schools.  Along with the Nazim Town 4, the Town Member Waheedullah and other councilors also visited the schools only to find teachers and other staff members in the school absent from duty.
Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 02

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103132469&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151022

Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 02

80 thousand students deprived of education in Khyber Agency

Peshawar: The Central President Khyber Students Union Mr. Zahidullah said that more than 170 educational institutions were closed in Khyber Agency due to the terrorism and nearly 80 thousand students had been deprived of education.  These views were shared during a press conference in Peshawar Press Club. He alleged Agency Education Officer Ateeq-ur-Rehman to be involved in corruption and demanded for his immediate removal.
Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 3

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

 

Nazim-e-Aala issues order for restoration of  closed schools
Peshawar: The Nazim-e-Aala District Peshawar issued an order for the restoration of all closed schools in the district. He also directed to meet the shortage of teachers through adequate recruitments. On this account, a meeting was held which was chaired by the Nazim-e-Aala while DEO(Male) Abdul Basit, DEO(Female) Ulfat Begum, ADEO Male Zia-ur-Rehman and ADEO Female Habibullah were also present on the occasion.

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-Nas, Page No. 08

 

No Principal in Government Higher Secondary School Nissata for last 3 years

Charsadda: The Government Higher Secondary School Nissata has been functioning without a principal for the last three years. President Hamdard Organization, Marjan Ali said that the non-availability of principal in a higher secondary school exposed the failure of Education Department and provincial government.

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

 

Nowshera teachers banned to visit DEO office during their duty hours

Nowshera:  Pabi: The District Education Officer Nowshera Haji Nisar Muhammad imposed a ban on teachers from visiting the DEO Office during their duty hours. He said that the teachers could visit the office after duty hours as the office remained open till 4’o clock. He urged teachers to give their due attention to their duties and responsibilities.

Complete Storyhttp://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTQwMTU4

 

Worker Welfare Board School’s students protest

Peshawar: The students of Workers Welfare Board School protested before Peshawar Press Club, highlighting several issues and demanding for their immediate resolution. These included teacher absence and health issues arising from industrial pollution in the vicinity of the school.

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/41/ahhbar-e-khyber/page/2

Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 02

 

Demand for provision of facilities in Primary School Kashmir Killi Ghandi

Peshawar: A meeting of the office bearers of FATA Students Federation was held in Peshawar University, wherein they demanded the local government and education department FATA to provide facilities such as furniture and adequate number of classrooms to cater to a strength of 200 students in Primary School Kashmir Killi Ghandi.

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

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 02

 

200 billion rupees funds reserved for repair & construction of schools in Haripur

Haripur: The District Education Officer Haripur, Zafar Arbab Abassi said that the provincial government has set aside funds worth 200 billion rupees for the repair and construction of schools in Haripur. The development projects include construction of boundary walls, class rooms and water supply arrangements.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103130203&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151021

 

Delays in construction work of Government Girls Degree College Rustam

Swabi: Due to delays in construction work of the college building of Government Girls Degree College, students are compelled to study under the open sky.

Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 05

 

Schools directed to improve hygiene conditions in school canteens within 3 days

Peshawar: The Deputy Commissioner Peshawar Mr. Riaz Khan Mehsoon issued warning orders to all the universities, schools and colleges to improve hygiene conditions in their canteens within 3 days, otherwise strict measures would be taken against them.

Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No. 02

 

Balochistan

 

Closure & absenteeism of teachers in Awaran Schools is unbearable: Acting Governor

District Awaran: The Acting Governor and Speaker Balochistan, Mr. Mir Abdul Qudoos while meeting with various delegations from Awaran, said that the closure and absenteeism of teachers in Awaran schools will not be tolerated at any cost. He added that the government is providing ample opportunities to the youth to channelize their talent and potential for the development and progress of the country.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_1.html

 

Educational reforms have nothing but hurt the education system in Balochistan: Molana Wassay

District Quetta: The Opposition Leader Balochistan Assembly Mr. Molana Wassay of JUI said, the so-called “educational reforms” have systemically destroyed Balochistan’s education system. He clarified that the violation of Cadet College recruitment regulations is a major incident demonstrating such deterioration. 
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_1.html

http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103132107&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151022

 

GTA responsible for decline in education: BSO Pachar

District Jaffarabad: BSO Pachar Central Member of Committee Suhbatpur Zone, Mr. Saddam Baloch and other members in a joint statement said that GTA is responsible for the destruction of the Education Department. Due to Teachers Unions, ghost teachers are getting salaries in their homes and nepotism in recruitments has hollowed out the roots of Education Department Balochistan. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html

 

Students striving to get education: Prof: Dr. Qaleemullah

District Mastung: The Principal Degree College Mastoong Professor Doctor Mr. Qaleemullah said that the college administration is conscious of its moral duty to provide standard education to students and that bearing this purpose in mind, all essential facilities are provided to students in the college. He added that teaching staff committees had been formed in order to deepen the interest of students in education. 
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html

 

Primary cause of underdevelopment is lack of education: Liaquat agha

District Pishin: Syed Liaquat Agha, Member of Assembly Pakhtunkhwa said that the primary cause of underdevelopment is lack of education. However, the past governments have paid no heed to this. The incumbent government has allocated a substantial budget for education in the province.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103131709&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151022

 

Essay, poster and speech competition held by NAB

District Quetta: An essay, poster and speech competition on the theme of “Corruption” was held by NAB in Government Boys High School Shafique Ahmend Khan.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103131628&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151022

 

Balochistan University will not allow disruption of educational environment: Administration

District Quetta: The administration of Balochistan University issued a warning to the students, stating that disruptions in the educational environment of the university will not be allowed at any cost. On this account, the admin expelled a student for use of illicit sources. 

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-22-2015/Quetta/page3.asp

 

Students should be prepared for the challenges of the modern age: DEO Chaghi

The District Education Officer Chaghi, Mr. Haji Amanullah Notaizai visited Government Boys High School Qilli Khudaay Raheem Dalbandin. On the occasion, the DEO stated that if a more conducive educational environment were to be provided to students, their skills would grow and develop by leaps and bounds.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_3.html

 

Notifications should be issued soon for all approved demands of GTA

District Jaffarabad: All Government Teachers Association Organizer, Mr. Ayub and other members said that the government should implement a 50% promotion, Hajj and scholarship quota for their children. GTA is struggling for the protection of teachers’ rights and will continue struggling for the resolution of all teacher issues.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html

 

Students should focus on getting education: Chairman Municipality Gawadar

District Gawadar: The Chairman Municipality Gawadar, Mr. Abid Raheem while addressing a students’ event said that 23 lac children are out from schools and a vast majority of schools face shortages of teachers. He urged the government to resolve educational issues on a priority basis.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_8.html

 

No leniency will be shown to anyone in the field of education: DC Sherani

The Deputy Commissioner Sherani Mr. Muhammad Azeem kakar, DDO Education Mr. Wazir Khan Nasir, UNICEF Coordinator Raziq Jan Kakar and other officials were present at the inauguration ceremony of he installation of hand-pump in Primary School Perwaizan. On the occasion, the speakers stressed that no leniency would be shown to anyone not attending to their duties sincerely in the Education Department.

Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar, Quetta, Page No. 03

 

Students are the future of a nation; teachers should teach with commitment and dedication: Secretary Colleges

District Quetta: The Secretary Colleges Mr. Ghulam Muhammad Sabir said that students are the future of the nation and that teachers should teach with commitment and dedication. The Secretary provided Inter College Barori with a shuttle for smooth provision of transport services to the students.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-21-2015/Quetta/page3.asp

http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-10-21/page-3

 

Merit violation will not be allowed: Tahir Wafa

District Kharan: Aspirants of NTS Kharan Mr. Tahir Wafa and others said in a press conference that the EDO has violated orders of Secretary Education and CM Baluchistan by excluding meritorious candidates from the merit list and including illegitimate candidates based on political patronage and nepotism.

Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-10-21/page-3

 

Educational emergency worsening development in Balochistan: Javeed Baloch

District Sibi: The Central Organizer for Baloch Student Organization, Mr. Javeed Baloch said that Balochistan has fallen prey to further socio-economic decline on account of the shallow slogans of “educational emergency”. Corruption, nepotism in recruitments and mismanagement has eaten away the very fabric of Education Department Balochistan. He urged the government to take practical and realistic steps for the betterment of Education Department.

Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-10-21/page-8

 

Punjab

 

Scholarship funds worth 1.3 million embezzled

District Multan: Director Colleges Multan Division has embezzled scholarship funds worth RS.1.3 million from Emerson College Multan.  The college principal reported that the funds had never been given to the college.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-10-22/page-8

 

15 posts in girls’ school still vacant

District Rahim Yar Khan:  15 posts in Government Girls Higher Secondary School Khanpur have been vacant for the last 3 years. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-10-22/page-3

 

Students threaten to protest in front of High Court

District Bahawalpur: The Intermediate Students of Bahawalpur have threatened to hold a protest rally in front of the Lahore High Court Bahawapur Bench unless fair marking of their papers was insured. Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 08

 

Students to apply for readmission by 12 November

District Rahim Yar Khan:  The Bahwalpur Intermediate Board has issued a notification that unsuccessful candidates of Inter Part 1, can apply for readmission to any college affiliated to the BBISE by 12thNovermber after submission of a fees of RS.1200.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 02

 

School building in wreck

District Khanewal: The Government Boys Higher Secondary School Chak No.19/19-R, KachaKhuh was constructed in 1929 and is now in ruins owing to the lack of maintenance and repair. The students of the school are compelled to take classes under the open sky.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-10-21/page-3

 

School without boundary wall; stray bullet hits a student

District Multan: The Government Boys High School Adda Tarragarh does not have a boundary wall.  The students were reported to be taking tests in the lawn when a stray bullet hit a 9th class student, Ameer Hamza and caused a concussion.  The unconscious student was rushed to Nishtar Hospital Multan. Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 8

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-10-21/page-8

 

Primary school lacking adequate learning space

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government Primary School Mouza Peer Bakhsh has only two rooms which are catering to a significantly large student body. The school not only lacks adequate learning space but also lacks basic facilities such as furniture. Concerned parents have raised demands for more rooms and furniture in the school.

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

 

School building a threat to lives of students and teachers

District Rahim Yar Khan: The building of Government High School Chak No.125/P, Manthar was constructed in 1938 and has not undergone repair or maintenance since. The building has been declared unsafe by the Education Department, but has not been demolished so far and is a threat to the ives of hundreds of students and teachers.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 4

 

Sindh

 

School ground occupied by a local landlord

District Matiyari: About four acres of school ground of Government Girls’ High School Uderolala has been occupied by a local landlord. The law enforcing authorities including, Session Judge, Mr. Karam Ul Din Junejo, A.C Matiyari Mr. Somar Qureshi and others visited the school and summoned the landlord but were unable to track him.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130323113&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151022

 

Seminar on improvement of education in Ghotki

District Ghotki: A seminar on the improvement of education in Ghotki was organized at Mathelo Mumal Ji Mari which was attended by a number of local people. On the occasion, it was concluded that education is an inalienable fundamental right of every child.
Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130323155&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151022

 

GSTA talks about suspended teachers successful 
Karachi: The Secretary Education had suspended 794 high school teachers on account of illegal promotions. However, talks between GSTA and Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho have been successful, as a consequence of which a committee has been formed for in-depth investigation of the matter.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-01.jpg

 

Protest against closure of school

District Nawabshah: The residents of village Budho Khan Dahri protested before the press club against the closure of their village school. On the occasion, they declared that the school had been closed for the last ten years due to the negligence of education officers. They demanded Secretary Education and the Education Minister to take notice of the situation.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-10-22/news/page2/1%20(14).htm

 

Primary school building ruined for last ten years

District Naushehro Feroz: The building of government Primary School Village Jareko has been in a sorry state for the last ten years. Students of the school desperate for a ray of hope that never shone, consequently, have dropped out. While the concerned authorities have been informed time and again about the condition of the school, no steps for its uplift have been taken.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-10-22/news/page2/1%20(4).htm

 

Nawabshah Boys Degree College handed over to university

District Nawabshah: The Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho has issued the notification for the handing over of Boys Degree College to Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Nawabshah. The employees of the college find the Secretary’s decision worrisome. 
Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_22102015011152.jpg

 

Shortage of teachers in high school

District Badin: There is an acute shortage of teachers in Government Higher Secondary School Khoski. Only five teachers are present whereas 9 posts are still vacant. More than 500 students have to face difficulties while attending classes. The residents have demanded for increase in the number of teachers.

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Jamat-e-Islami supports teachers deprived of salaries: Hafiz Naeem Ul Rahman

Karachi: Representative of Jamat-e-Islami, Hafiz Naeem ul Rehman said that Jamat E Islami supports the efforts of teachers who are have been deprived of their salaries for the last three years. He added that the Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah should resolve this matter on a priority basis.

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Primary School building inaugurated by Plan Pakistan

District Khairpur Mirs: The building of a primary school was inaugurated in Village Keti Mir Muhammad Ghumro by Plan Pakistan. On the occasion, the German Consul General, Rainer Schmiedchen said that the students in Sindh had great talent and potential.

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Protest for repair of school building

Hyderabad: The building of main Primary School Tando Bagho is in a deplorable condition owing to the neglect of education officers. Students protested for its repair, stating that more than 400 students of the school had been shifted to a college building in evening shift.

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Primary school building in a sorry state

District Naushehro Feroz: The building of Government Primary School Village Jareko has been in a sorry state for the last ten years. Students of the school desperate for a ray of hope that never shone, consequently, have dropped out. While the concerned authorities have been informed time and again about the condition of the school, no steps for its uplift have been taken.

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Teachers protest against Secretary Education

District Nawabshah: The primary teachers from Sakrand continued their protest against the policies of Secretary Education and demanded for his removal.

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Sukkur Education board announced result of Home Economics, Humanities and Commerce

Sukkur: The Education board sukkur has announced the result of economics, humanities and commerce discipline of the first year.

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Islami Nazriyati Council demanded to end coeducation beyond primary level

Islamabad: The Islami Nazriyati Council has demanded the government to end coeducation beyond the primary level. They have declared coeducation in higher studies to bear potentially harmful effects on those concerned as well as the society at large.

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SHC demands explanation from Director Schools on increased fees

Karachi: The High Court Sindh has demanded an explanation from Director Schools regarding the increase in fees by private schools.

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Anti-corruption raids on Education Board Karachi

Karachi: The Anti-corruption team raided on the Intermediate Board Karachi and took official records into their possession. 

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Education Minister shows concern over providing one time meal to students in schools

Karachi: The Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro while addressing the prize distribution ceremony arranged for position holders, said that provision of one time meal to students in schools should be considered for bringing about an increase in students’ attendance.
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Governor Sindh takes notice of increased fees in private schools

Karachi: The Governor Sindh, Dr. Mr. Ishrat-ul-Ibad, took notice of the increase in fees by private schools, which was brought to his attention by innumerable complaints filed by parents. The Governor called for meeting at Governor House where Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho, Mr. Principal Secretary, M0r. Muhammad Hussain Syed and others were present. He directed the concerned authorities to investigate and resolve the matter immediately.

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