22nd May 2017

Bacha Khan School to be established in Buner

General Councillor, Hadayat Rehman Saghar has asked Provincial Minister for Education and his team that the construction work of Bacha Khan School should be started immediately.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104201542&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170521  

 

Battagram council okays revised budget

Speaking in the house, the nazim said that the provincial government had provided Rs218.4 million to the district government for development schemes, which still remained unutilised. He said that Rs 78.13 million was set aside as non-salary budget and Rs 2.84 million for higher secondary schools autonomy fund. He said that funds had also been earmarked for the enrolment campaign, welfare of families of deceased government employees and provision of life-saving medicines in the local hospitals.

Complete Story: https://www.dawn.com/news/1334472

 

2005 quake-hit school yet to be repaired

Over 2,000 girls of Sari Gial village in Upper Kohistan are out of school as the building of the lone primary school in the area is in dilapidated condition and teachers are receiving salaries without performing duty.

Complete Story: https://www.dawn.com/news/1334462

 

Owners reject proposed private schools’ regulatory authority

Like other provinces, private school owners in the district of Lakki Marwat also opposed the bill saying that it will destroy the sector, if approved.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-05-20/page-15

 

Solar panels still not installed in schools

Rs 150 million, given to public schools by KPK government, are still to be utilised for the installation of solar panels.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104203320&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170522

 

Education and health are top priorities of PTI: Bibi Fouzia

MPA Bibi Fouzia during an event at a local school said that education and health are PTI’s top priorities.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104203339&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170522

 

Primary school teachers reject school based policy

President Primary School Teachers Association Malakand, Muhammad Yaseen Tahiri said that we reject the school based policy and teachers should be stopped being treated as mere labourers.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104202872&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170522

 

Students should focus on their education and extracurricular activities: Mehmood Khan

KP Minister for Sports and Culture, Mehmood Khan said that apart from carrying out science activities, the provincial government is also focused on providing sports facilities to students.

Complete Story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104201501&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170521

 

Books, stipends distributed amongst orphans

The Al-Khidmat Foundation, KPK distributed books and stipends among 200 orphans.

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/5-22-2017/page4.asp

 

69 male CT teachers appointed

The Education Dept, Lower Dir, has appointed a total of 69 male CT teachers at various state-run schools in the district.

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/5-22-2017/page4.asp   

 

Upper Kohistan girls school remains shut for 12 years

Over 2,000 girls of Sari Gial village in Upper Kohistan are out of school as the building of the lone girls’ primary school in the area is in a dilapidated condition

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/205681-Upper-Kohistan-girls-school-remains-shut-for-12-years  

 

‘Lack of facilities impeding girls’ education in Bajaur’

Almost all the government educational institutions for women in Bajaur Agency lack basic facilities, says Naila Akhtar, women wing president of Fata Students Organisation (FSO). Talking to reporters here on Sunday, she said she visited several girls schools in the agency and found most of them without basic facilities. She pointed out that none of these schools met the standard of girls schools of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=22_05_2017_182_007

 

Character building of students stressed

Chairman Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Malakand Chakdara, Prof Shaukat Ali on Sunday stressed that teachers, parents and educational institutions should focus on character building of students rather than producing degree holders.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=22_05_2017_183_008

KP private schools charge advance fees

Despite clear directives from the Peshawar district administration, private schools in the city have started asking students for extra charges along with regular tuition fees ahead of the three-month long summer vacations which begin at the end of next week.

Complete Story: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1414355/k-p-private-schools-charge-advance-fees-ahead-summer-vacation/

 

Balochistan

 

Provision of education is the responsibility of the government: Sohaib-Ul-Deen

Nazim of Islami Jamiat Talba-e-Pakistan, Sohaib-ul-Deen said that under Article 25-A, it is the responsibility of the government to provide free and compulsory education to children between the ages of 5-16 years but due to poverty and high fees, around 20 million primary level children are out of school.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104202553&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20170522

 

Shortage of teachers will be addressed: Gul Muhammad Kakar

Deputy District Education Officer, Chilton Town, Gul Muhammad Kakar said that the issue of shortage of teachers will be addressed in no time and teachers with a good performance record will be applauded.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104202598&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20170522   

 

Most of the schools lack washrooms: Hussain Buksh

President of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Welfare Society, Balochistan chapter, while attending a debating competition at a local school said that students don’t have basic facilities, such as clean drinking water and washrooms in their respective schools.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104200710&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20170521

 

Education among top priorities of the government: Arfa Siddiq

MPA Arfa Siddiq and Deputy Mayor Quetta, Muhammad Yunus Baloch said that education is among the top priorities of the current government.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104200660&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20170521

 

GB/FATA/AJK

 

Most schools in Mohmand lack basic facilities

Despite tall claims of the government to have taken measures for promotion of education in the tribal region, the authorities have failed to allocate proper funds for providing basic facilities in the Mohmand Agency schools.

Complete Story: https://www.dawn.com/news/1334468

 

Teachers protest against private schools regulatory bill

A session of All Private Schools was held at where the attendees expressed that before passing such a bill, the government should first increase the salaries of teachers and provide private schools with adequate facilities.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104202874&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170522

 

Absent teachers suspended in Landikotal

The officials of the Education Department, Fata, on Friday suspended two teachers for absenteeism during a visits to the government-run schools in far-flung Zakhakhel area of Landikotal tehsil in Khyber Agency, officials said.Agency Education Officer (AEO), Jadoon Khan Wazir, told The News the officials visited several government-run schools in the remote Zakhakhel area in Landikotal tehsil.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/205475-Briefs

 

Federal

 

Zardari for purging curriculum of hate material

Former President Asif Ali Zardari yesterday said the curriculum must be purged of any hate material that promoted extremism and sectarianism.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/national/20-May-2017/zardari-for-purging-curriculum-of-hate-material

 

CADD allocated Rs1bn for special institutions

CADD has been allocated Rs 1 billion for institutions working for physically challenged people. ” The government has allocated a hefty amount for the CADD, for the fiscal year 2017-18 and of this we are utilising a substantial amount for the special people,” said Parliamentary Secretary for CADD Maiza Hameed on Sunday.

Complete Story: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1415809/cadd-allocates-rs-1-bn-institutions-working-physically-challenged-people/

 

Rs92.233m set for health, education, professional training in PSDP

The federal government has allocated around Rs 92,233 million for health, education and professional training in the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for fiscal 2017-18.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/20-May-2017/rs92233m-set-for-health-education-professional-training-in-psdp

 

FGEIs providing quality education

Director Federal Government Educational Institutions Cantts / Garrsions Brig Dr Muhammad Asif Iqbal said that all schools, degree and postgraduate colleges running under the Federal Government Educational Institutions (FGEIs) in cantonments of the country are providing quality education to students.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/fgeis-providing-quality-education/

 

Private schools charging advanced fees ahead of summer vacations

Despite clear directives from Private Education Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA), the management of private schools in the federal capital started asking students for regular tuition fees ahead of the three month long summer vacations.

Complete Story: https://issuu.com/abidoon/docs/e-paper_pdf__22-05-2017___lhr_/4

https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104203053&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170522

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-05-22/page-6

 

Education provides real foundation for development: President Mamnoon Hussain

President Mamnoon Hussain Sunday emphasized that education provided the real foundation to national development, therefore, it was imperative that strict discipline should be maintained in the educational institutions. There should be no carelessness in the matters of education, he told a delegation of eminent personalities belonging to various walks of life. It comprised jurists, educationists, intellectuals and civil society representatives, said a press release.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/education-provides-real-foundation-dev-president/

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/205789-Corrupt-elements-in-education-sector-must-be-rooted-out

 

CADD ministry demands huge budget allocation for health, education related projects under PSDP

Despite abysmal performance in the out-outgoing fiscal year, the Ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) once again proposed huge allocation for various projects for health and education sectors under Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) for the year 2017-18.

Complete Story: https://issuu.com/abidoon/docs/e-paper_pdf__20-05-2017___isb_/6

 

Security guards of schools unwilling to perform duties

Security guards of different schools in the federal capital have expressed that they will not perform their duties until they don’t get their salaries.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104199568&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170520

 

Fundraiser organised for SOS Children’s Village

Welcoming the attendees, Chairperson, Management Committee, Fareeah Abid Hasan thanked them for their support. “Your generosity has enabled us to make SOS village Islamabad a centre of excellence for the most vulnerable in society - children without parental care,” she said. “Our village has more than a 100 children, each of them hoping and dreaming for a better future. Last year we were able to complete a primary school, an auditorium and a secondary school, thanks to your support and the generosity of the Washington, DC and UK chapters of the SOS support group.”

Complete Story:

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/205678-Fundraiser-organised-for-SOS-Childrens-Village   

 

FDE may close schools for summer vacation earlier than planned

The basic calendar of activities made by the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) suggests that all public sector educational institutions in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) will formally close campuses on June 5 on account of summer vacation.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/205803-FDE-may-close-schools-for-summer-vacation-earlier-than-planned

 

New buses not provided to schools

Students are facing difficulties due to lack of buses in schools in the federal capital.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-05-22/page-3/detail-18

 

Lack of teachers in Islamabad Model College, G-11/1

It has been found that there is a lack of teachers in IMC, G-11/1 especially of subjects such as geography and history for class 6th till 12th.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-05-21/page-3

 

Punjab

 

Education a priority, says PR minister

Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said Saturday the government was spending “hefty amount on the promotion of education at “grassroots level” in the country.

Complete story:

http://nation.com.pk/lahore/21-May-2017/education-a-priority-says-pr-minister

http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201705/22/page18.php

 

12 year old invents robot to convert roman Urdu into Urdu language

12 year old Pakistani invents robot to convert roman Urdu into Urdu language. Raza has been enrolled in university programs since he was 10 years old. He has successfully completed 10 university level courses in Information Technology.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/317583-todays-print

 

Teaching in mother tongue will be productive

Speakers at the concluding day of a conference on language and learning on Saturday stressed the need for making first language a medium of instruction at least in the first five years of school education so as to help students easily understand subjects and prepare themselves for learning Urdu and English.

Complete Story:

https://www.dawn.com/news/1334409/teaching-in-mother-tongue-will-be-productive

http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=20_05_2017_177_007

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/205665-Moot-on-learning-issues-in-education

 

Layyah school — hardly a ‘model’ to follow

The Government Model Primary School of Chak 440 TDA, Choubara tehsil, has been closed for the last six months much to the chagrin of the parents who find it difficult to send their children to school.

Complete Story: https://www.dawn.com/news/1334392

 

Rawalpindi's only public library needs upgradation

Established in 1873 and located next to Liaquat Bagh, the Rawalpindi Municipal Library on Murree Road is the only public library in the city but is not being properly maintained by the Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation (RMC).

Complete Story: https://www.dawn.com/news/1334383

 

Importance of new teaching methods stressed

Speakers at a conference on Friday called upon the schools and the university teachers to learn new method of teaching aimed at imparting quality education to the students so that they could compete in the world.

Complete Story: https://www.dawn.com/news/1334149

 

Posts of 4,500 teachers’ educators abolished ‘without reason’

The school education department through a notification abolished 4,515 posts of district teachers educators (DTEs) appointed in 36 districts of Punjab. The DTEs had been working for 10 years and were removed from their jobs on May 5 without providing an explanation.

Complete Story: https://www.dawn.com/news/1334288/posts-of-4500-teachers-educators-abolished-without-reason

Education Dept to hire 4,960 employees  

The Education Department has directed the authorities to start hiring of 4,960 employees on vacant seats in various education institutions in Rawalpindi Division. The Education Department has directed the authorities to hire education officers, teachers, non-teaching staff, drivers and clerical staff.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/22-May-17/education-dept-to-hire-4960-employees

https://issuu.com/abidoon/docs/e-paper_pdf__22-05-2017___isb_/6

https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104202024&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170521

http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-22/lahore/11765/86814

‘Improving quality of learning in math, science education stressed’

Maths and science competition was held among seven government schools across Rawalpindi aimed at improving the quality of learning in math and science education among students.

Complete Story: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/05/20/improving-quality-of-learning-in-math-science-education-stressed/

 

Ahsan stresses knowledge-based education

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has stressed the need for promotion of knowledge-based education and building personality of students as well. He was addressing participants in the certificate-distribution ceremony, held at the Government Teachers Elementary School, Narowal, here on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/ahsan-stresses-knowledge-based-education/

 

Facilities should be provided to teachers of grade 17-20: Punjab Teachers Union

President Punjab Teachers Union, Chaudhry Muhammad Sarfraz said that senior cadre teachers of grade 17-20 should be provided with ample facilities.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104202270&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20170521

 

Providing facilities to education institutes is our top priority: Commissioner Multan

Commissioner Multan Division, Bilal Ahmed Butt said that improving the quality education and providing basic facilities to schools are among our top priorities.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104201618&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20170521

 

Unified education system should be established: Tanveer-Ul-Rehman

Principal Government Higher Secondary School, Raja Ram Shuja Abad,Tanveer-Ul-Rehman has said that in order to make Pakistan stronger, having a unified education system is a must.

Complete Story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104201730&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20170521

 

Training workshop at Khanewal Public School

In order to equip students with updated knowledge, a training workshop was held at Khanewal Public School.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104199993&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20170520

 

More funds should be allocated to education, health: experts

Several education experts expressed their views that in the coming budget, more funds should be allocated to education and health.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104200076&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20170520

 

Third party audit of educators today

A third party audit for employing teachers will start from today due to lack of merit based recruitment.

Complete Story:https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104200119&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20170520

 

Govt fails to distribute solar panels among students

The Punjab government has failed to distribute solar panels announced for position-holder students of higher secondary schools in Rawalpindi Division even after the passage of two years. The solar panels were announced for the position holders in annual examinations under the chief minister's Ujala Scheme for 2015 and 2016.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-21/lahore/11734/86604

 

Clerks given to CEO Education

School Education dept Punjab has provided clerks to CEOs of Education in Punjab so that they can be appointed in their respective schools.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-05-21/page-2/detail-12

 

Punjab falls short on MDGs targets

Despite being the most populous and developed part of the country, Punjab is failing to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to the documents of the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform and the Ministry of Finance.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201705220058&EN_ID=11201705220018&EMID=11201705220013

 

Students protest over illegal occupation of school

Students and teachers protested over the illegal occupation of a 50 year old school.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104199582&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170520

 

Sindh

 

Government Aisha Bawani school in fear of being handed over to a private party

Due to the increased interest of the Regional Directorate Colleges, Government Aisha Bawani schools being handed over to a private party. A professor of the school told that notice has been sent to the school to vacate within 24 hours.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/318308-todays-print

 

Students, teachers protest as KDA demolishes private school

Students and teachers of a private school protested on Friday amid the rubble of their school that had been demolished near Korangi Crossing by the Karachi Development Authority a day earlier, Geo News reported.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/205417-Students-teachers-protest-as-KDA-demolishes-private-school

https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104199582&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170520

https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201705200001&EN_ID=11201705200001&EMID=11201705200001

 

Schools increase tuition fees; no checks implemented

Sindh Private Educational Institutions Regulation and Control Authority (SPEIRCA) is unable to uphold fee structure in private schools as some of the private schools' owners have hiked up their tuition fees for various classes from 10 percent to 15 percent in the current ongoing academic year, Daily Times has learnt.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-20/lahore/11724/86433

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