KP govt asked to declare ‘education emergency’ in Swat
An All Parties Conference on Tuesday asked the government to declare ‘education emergency’ in Swat district. The conference held at a hotel was attended by leaders of all political parties, members of civil society organizations and officials of the Education Department. One of the speakers Dr Jawad Iqbal said that around 291 schools, 140 for girls and 151 for boys, were damaged while 37 were destroyed by the earthquake
The All Primary Teachers Association (APTA) has urged K-P Elementary and Secondary Education department to constitute district promotion committees (DPC) to promote teachers and fill the vacancies in over 105 primary schools that are functioning without a head teacher.
Khattak for reconstruction of quake-hit Jahanzab college building
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has ordered the rehabilitation of earthquake-hit building of historic Jahanzab College, Swat, and initiation of construction of new jail in Swat besides accelerating the pace of work on under construction hospital in Swat
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=283357
KP CM wants work on uplift projects in Swat expedited
Responding to the demands made by Dr Haider Ali, the chief minister Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, clarified that the Jehanzeb College was built in 1952, so it cannot be declared as national heritage under the law as it has not yet completed 100 years of construction. He directed the C & W department to prepare design of the building according to existing architecture.
AIOU fails to deliver books at Dir
Students of AIOU complained about not getting books and roll number slips dispatched by the varsity as the material lies dumped in the open outside the Timergara post office.
Centre gives KP Rs 1.57 billion for WWB employees’ Salaried
KP government has received funds of 1.57 billion from federal government. Minister for Labor and Manpower Anisa Zeb tahirkheli said that delay in funds’s release hampers projects. She said that teachers and students of schools of the area facing difficulties due to lack of funds.
Students and teachers of government post graduate college, Lakki Merwat, held a walk to create awareness of cleanliness among people here. Resident of Kortka Mohammad Aslam Bargai village said that over 100 children of had no access to education.
The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday restored the services of 22 teachers of Islamia Collegiate School by declaring their termination order void. A two-member bench comprising Chief Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel and Justice Irshad Qaiser also ordered the registrar of the Islamia College University to regularise the services of the teachers as per the old procedure and precedent.
Education for Afghan Youth
Under the supervision of Commissioner Afghan Refugees, Abbas Khan, a debate was held on the topic of importance of education for Afghan Refugees. The debate was also held for highlighting the issues being faced by the refugees and possible solutions for those issues.
Seminar in Preston University
A long duration seminar was held in Preston University Peshawar Campus on the topic of research. Vice Chancellor Dr. Muhammad Anwar Hassan was the keynote speaker of seminar. He said that the importance of research has increased manifold in the modern times.
Approval of synopsis in Peshawar University
Monthly meeting of Advance Studies Board was held yesterday under the supervision of VC Dr. Muhammad Rasool Jaan. 40 M.Phil synopsis were approved in the meeting.
College seats reserved for students from across LoC
AJk government has reserved seats for students from across the Line of Control in Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Cadet College in Pallandari on the pattern of its medical college. The government would also pick the admission costs as well as monthly tuition fees of these students.
AJK has become an Education City, says PM Ch Abdul Majeed
AJK’s Prime Minister, Ch Abdul Majeed has said that his government has made AJK an education city. Seats have been allocated for Kashmiri students in Cadet College Palandri like medical colleges. Moreover, academic expenses are also being born by AJK government.
Meeting of Publicity Committee of Kashmir University
To take notice of the arrangements for media coverage of 13th convocation of Kashmir University, the meeting of publicity committee of Kashmir University was held yesterday. The convocation will be held on 30 December 2015.
Protest against Transfer of Professor
The students of Govt. Boys College Khoi Ratta staged a protest against the transfer of their Mathematics teacher Prof. Habib. They locked the colleges gate and raised slogans against the government.
Annual Function in Govt. High School Dilsoora
Govt. High School Dilsoora held its annual function on the occasion of announcement of annual exams results. MAnzzor Ahmed Kakar was the chief guest of function. He said that the teachers and parents had a very important role in the character building of children.
Quality Education guarantees Brighter Future
Provincial Deputy Secretary of Pashtunkhwah Mili Awami Party, Majeed Khan Achakzai has said that provision of quality education and implementation of meritocracy are the key measures to be taken for ensuring brighter future of Balochistan. He also said that the conspiracy to deprive the children from right of education will be foiled.
Refusal of Lord Macaulay Education System
Leaders and office bearers of JTI (Nazriati) have said in a joint statement that they oppose the Lord Macaulay education system in academic institutes.
Hundreds of students blocked their campus on Tuesday, in protest against a fee hike, poor hostel accommodation, the closure of programmes and departments, and certain decisions of the varsity’s vice-chancellor. As many as 400 students of Quaid-i-Azam University protested over several issues they claim they have reported to the VC Javed Ashraf but to no avail, and are therefore boycotting classes.
‘Waseela-e-Taleem’ of BISP enrolls more than 1 million children
The ‘Waseela-e-Taleem’ (WeT) of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has reached the target of enrolling more than 1 million children in 32 districts of the country. The figures were shared by Minister of State and Chairperson BISP MNA Marvi Memon on her visit to Government Girls High School, Safdarabad, on Tuesday. The official celebration of the programme will be launched by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar early next year.
Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Mukhtar Ahmad on Tuesday said many educational projects in the less developed areas have been initiated with the spirit to enlarge the scope of higher education in the country. He said recently 48 to 50 development projects with the support of present government in Sindh, Balochistan, Fata and AJK have been initiated to provide educational opportunities to the students within the country and those achieving higher education abroad.
Lack of funds affecting Research and Development
A meeting held under chair of Minister of Science and Technology. He said that there are 16 departments under this Ministry. Representatives of aligned department said that funding is cutting short to meet operational costs of projects.
A group of five student counsellors, campus heads of Roots, DHA-I and Roots Ivy International Schools, were selected by the wife of the Chinese Ambassador Madam Bao Jiqing, as part of the 30 female teachers delegation, says a press release. Their purpose was to visit China and evaluate educational prospects for their students during the 15 day trip funded by the Chinese Government.
Malala Meets ‘Syrian Malala’ in UK
Syrian Malala welcomes Syrian Malala on her arrival stay at UK. Syrian Malala is the first Syrians from refugee camps in the Middle East to have come to Britain.
122 schools, colleges named after APS martyrs
The names of 122 schools and colleges in the federal capital have been changed by the CADD Ministry and they have been named after the martyrs of Peshawar’s Army Public School (APS). CADD Secretary Khalid Hanif said that names of 122.
Complete Story: Pakistan Today, Islamabad 23-12-2015
Entrepreneurial week in NUML University
More than 60 stalls have been displayed in NUML University for entrepreneurial week which began yesterday. The stalls include handicrafts, textile, books, jewelery and food items. Brig. Riaz Ahmed Gondal, DG NUML inaugurated the entrepreneurial week.
Govt to fund seminaries for hiring educators
The government will provide funding to the religious seminaries for hiring educators for teaching the recommended subjects, The Nation has learnt. The funding part of the government incentives for seminaries will be effective once they start teaching new syllabus to their students
Virtual University (VC) of Pakistan through its Television Department (VUTV) with Beaconhouse National University (BNU) School of Media and Communication (SMC) and Department of Theatre, Film & TV (TFT) Tuesday inked an MoU for collaborative venture between the two departments.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/83715-MoU-signed
Minister for connecting students with public service institutions
Provincial Minister for Zakat & Ushr Malik Nadeem Kamran Tuesday said close contact of the students with public service institutions was need of the hour for creating the spirit of service among them.
This contact would aware the students about functioning of these institutions and take part in public service programmes voluntarily, he added. He said this while addressing the signing ceremony of an MoU between University of Central Punjab and Zakat & Ushr Deptt regarding volunteer service here.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=283323
Commander Lahore Corps, Lieutenant General Sadiq Ali has said that special care and attention for rehabilitation of children with natural disabilities can provide them with the requisite strength to overcome their shortcomings. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Abdul Tawab, Chief Executive and President Rising Sun Institute and Welfare Society highlighted the salient features of special education being imparted and thanked the donors for their generous contribution in fulfillment of this noble project.
Religious harmony is the need of the hour
Vice Chancellor University of Education, Prof. Dr. Rauf e Azam has said that religious harmony and mutual brotherhood are the needs of the hour. We should respect the integrity of every other human being notwithstanding his or her religion or ethnicity.
Ulema Should Play their Role in Fighting Extremism
Imam e Kaaba has urged the Ulemas to play their role in fighting extremism, terrorism and sectarianism. They should spread the Islam’s message of peace and harmony.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-23-2015/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=42.gif
The written and practical exams of Punjab University that were delayed because of 16 December’s leave will be held today.
MoU Between Virtual University and BNU
Beacohouse National University and Virtual University have entered into an agreement according to which Virtual University TV shall broadcast the video thesis of BNU’s students from School of Media and Communication Studies and from Department from Theatre, TV and Film.
Students endowed by PEEF must register under PEC
Those students of 5th, 8th and 10th grade who get stipend under PEEF program are required to register under Punjab Examination Commission. Moreover their results are also required to be entered in Students Information System of PEEF.
Award of PhD Degrees in PU
PU has awarded PhD degrees to Bushra Khubaib Jam, Farzana Ashraf, Musarrat Jabeen, Faiza Gul in Molecular Biology, Applied psychology, Physics and Biological Sciences respectively.
Students should share the responsibility for country’s development
Deputy Speaker of Punjab Assembly, Sardar Sher Ali Khan Gorchani has said that Punjab’s 60% population is youth. Rather than becoming liability on the society they should get educated and use their knowledge and skills for sharing the responsibility of country’s development. He was addressing an award distribution ceremony of TEVTA. He also said that for the very first time a full-fledged program had been formulated for technical training of youth.
Education and upbringing are basic rights of special children
Corps Commander Lahore, Lt Gen Sadiq Ali has said that education and upbringing are basic rights of special children. Instead of satisfying them with our gibberish we should practically facilitate them. He expressed this view during his visit to a special children institute in DHA Lahore.
Folk festival in UCP
University of Central Punjab’s Media Club arranged a folk festival in the university. The purpose of festival was to display culture of all the provinces under one roof.
Director Schools finally signs salary lists of 780 unpaid JSTs
Teachers hired in two phases in November 2014 and May 2015 are yet to receive their salaries. As a large number of junior school teachers (JSTs) posted in Karachi who had passed the mandatory entrance test formulated by the National Testing Service more than a year ago staged another protest on MA Jinnah Road on Tuesday to demand their outstanding salaries, Director Schools Mushtaq Shaikh signed the documents to release the payments.
MoU to be signed for Medical University
Progress on the initiative for establishment of a state-of-the-art medical university in Islamabad was jointly reviewed here on Tuesday during a meeting between Kingdom of Bahrain Ambassador Mohamed Ebrahim Mohamed Abdulqadir and Minister of State for Health Saira Afzal. It was agreed that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard would soon be signed between the two governments.
Schools Infrastructure being improved
MNA Nafisa Shah Said that Sindh government taking all necessary steps to improve school enrollments so that no children remained deprived of education. She said provincial government chalking out the “School Development Program” for improvement in schools infrastructure.
Lecture at Habib University
Learning drives innovation, growth and success in the lives as compared to learned people who often find themselves in a world as non-existence while the former inherit the future. It is the people who keep learning who have the ability to keep up with the times and come up with innovative solutions to problems, said Sarah Stein Greenberg, the executive director of the Institute of Design at Stanford University.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-23/page-9/detail-1
Bahria University 12th convocation
Bahria University Karachi Campus held its 12th convocation the other day. Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah attended the ceremony as the chief guest and conferred 778 degrees to the graduating students of PhD, Postgraduate and Undergraduate programs. In addition, Vice Admiral (R) TanveerFaiz awarded 17 gold medals. 11 silver medals were also awarded to various students who achieved top positions in their respective programs.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-23/page-9/detail-1
Administrative injustice in Govt. College PIB
Due to dereliction of administrative staff of Govt. Girls Degree College PIB, the academic year of dozens of students has been ruined. Due to staff’s negligence, those students are not able to appear in the BA examinations to be held by Karachi University.
Pakistan is replete with talented youth
Although 68 years have passed since Pakistan’s independence but still we need lots of efforts for development of the country. Pakistan is replete with talented youth. That is why we should not get disappointed. These views were expressed by various distinguished speakers in Quaid e Azam Confernece held by Baqai University.
No one should be deprived of education because of fees issue
2 member bench of Sindh High court headed by Chief Justic SHC Sajjad Ali Shah, has remarked that no students should be forced to discontinue his or her education because of his inability to pay the fees.
Students need to be aware of complexities of IT era
Directorate of Continuing Professional Development of Daud University of Engineering and Technology held an awareness seminar about challenges of information technology era in collaboration with ISoft Corpoation from USA. Dr. Roshan, President of Isoft in Pakistan, gave lecture to the students about rapidly evolving technology and advised them to be aware of the complexities of IT era.
KU’s students prepare a unique news bulletin
Mass communication students of Karachi University have prepared a TV News Bulletin of its own kind. Students prepared it with their own resources. Its special feature is its production technique.
Protest against Secretary Education
The protest against secretary education has turned more tense. Yesterday too, a lots of processions were held against him and it was demanded that the charter of demand must be approved and implemented upon expeditiously.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-12-23/page-12
The papers and the sound bites in speeches tell us that our institutions are being modelled after the greatest learning institutions of the world. It is easy and perhaps convenient to name our favourite institution in Cambridge Massachusetts or California or the UK as the model, but we refuse to ask ourselves, how serious are we about our intent? Apart from the obvious concern of resources and the lack of a culture of appreciation of education, there are some very fundamental issues at the core that are rarely talked about.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1014030/heavy-burden-on-teachers/
Burn these Books by Saleem Ansari Karachi
Pervaiz hoodbhoys expressed his views on the prevailing prescribed science books at the secondary level in Secondary Board of Pakistan. He said that text books of mathematics, biology, physics, and chemistry published by Sindh government are full of errors.
The year 2015 draws to a close. For Pakistan, this year’s developments have resembled the undulations of a frail, defected heart that’s in slow recovery. Recovery from what? Recovery from the cardiac arrest of theAPS massacre — that grim day when evil visited our land once again to scavenge our souls. But the APS tragedy snapped within us something we thought was no longer alive.
To say that we as a nation have failed our children may be trite or viewed as mere hyperbole. Yet, as most of us last week mourned the anniversary of the massacre of 132 schoolchildren in Peshawar, and paid tribute to their bravery and the sacrifice of their parents, we were overcome by the realisation of such failure.
Dismal condition of Karachi’s Government Schools By Dr. Tauseef Ahmed Khan
There are still ghost schools, ghost teachers and ghost students in Karachi. According to a recent survey by an NGO and HRCP the enrollment in government primary schools has declined to less than 9%.
Education Rhetoric By Yusuf Abbasi
Punjab government has taken a categorical decision of handing over 150 higher secondary schools to public private partnership control under the supervision of Punjab Education Foundation on the grounds that their results were poor and that they could not achieve the enrollment targets.
Importance of Law Education By Mazhar Minhas
Unfortunately, like other degrees and professions the education of law is also not imparted in an effective way. Most of the lawyers pass the exams by just cramming various key books.
Letters to the Editor
The practice by the cleaning staff of the Government Post Degree College in Abbottabad of burning leaves in the open is affecting students, the college faculty and the neighbouring residential colony. When I approached the college to protest over this health hazardous practice and show them how to make compost, the security staff posted at the gate refused to allow me to talk to the administration.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/83634-Burning-leaves
Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan’s recent statement regarding the alleged role of seminaries in fomenting terrorism should be a real eye-opener. It is time to streamline and modernise seminaries in the country. We should clearly demarcate between regular religious schools or seminaries (madressahs) and the ones that serve as recruiting and training ground for the would-be terrorists and militants.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/83631-Madressahs-good-and-bad
Sorry state of schools in Peshawar
Peshawar: The Opposition leader of Sindh Assembly and MQM member, Mr. Khuwaja Izhar –ul-Hasan visited the Government Girls High School Peshawar Cantt and announced a grant of 1 Lac rupees for the development work of the school. He stated that a vast majority of schools in Peshawar were in a sorry state.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/index.aspx?Issue=NP_PEW&Page=Back_Page008&Date=20151223&Pageno=8&View=1
Strictness against incompetent teachers
Peshawar: Mr. Musarat Hussain said that KP Government is allocating all available resources for the promotion of education and that strict governmental action will be taken against incompetent teachers.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 2
SDO Education Nowshera takes charge
Pabbi: Mr. Abdul Malik has taken the charge as SDO Education Nowshera, directing the staff to perform their duties with honesty.
Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx
Security guard unlawfully occupies of Girls Primary School
Basham: Shangla: A security guard has occupied Girls Primary School Shangla unlawfully, depriving the girls enrolled in the school of their right to education.
Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?paged=3
Teachers play foremost role in character-building of students: Aslam Khan Marwat
Kohat: The Deputy Commissioner of Education, Mr. Aslam Khan Marwat said that education is necessary for inculcating a love for humanity and the people who can play the foremost role in inculcating this love in children are none other than teachers.
Complete Story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 3
Disparate Education System: Spokesperson APC Kuchlak
District Kuchlak: The spokesperson APC, Mr. Haji Nassar-u-din Kakar and other political party leaders while addressing the prize distribution ceremony of a private school said that by proving basic facilities to educational institutions and maintaining the respect of teachers, a revolution can be brought about in the education sector.
Number of educational institutions to be increased
District Quetta: Provincial Secretary, Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar said that the number of educational institutions will be increased so that the shortage on supply side can be met. He urged notables to donate land for resolution of education problems.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_3.html
Conspiracy plan of closing the door to education will fail: Majeed Achakzai
Gulistan: The Provincial Deputy Secretary of Pashtoonkhuwa Map, Mr. Majeed Khan Achakzai said that the assurance of meritocracy is the assurance of a bright future. He said that those who are propagating negativity against government schools conspire to close the doors to education for poor children. He announced a grant of 10 lac rupees for the construction of examination hall of Government School Norak Sulaiman Khel Gulistan, assuring every sort of help from PashtoonKhuwa in propagation of education.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-23-2015/Quetta/page2.asp
Developmental stages can be journeyed through with education: Dr. Sairah Yousif
District Quetta: Dr. Sairah Yousif said education is the right of every child. He saluted Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch, former CM Balochistan for his indefatigable efforts for Balochistan Education.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-23-2015/Quetta/page3.asp
Rejection of Lord Macaulay Education system
District Quetta: Convener JTI Nazriyati District Quetta, Mr. Samiullah along with others said the Lord Macaulay education system will not be accepted in religious and contemporary educational institutions and that Islamic education system will be implemented in its place.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103245640&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151223
Government has made no efforts for education: Engineer Zamraq
District Quetta: The Opposition Leader in Balochistan Assembly, Mr. Engineer Zamraq Khan Achakzai said that the government has made no efforts for the development of education in the province. He states that students adopt teaching as a profession after passing matriculation due to lack of resources of livelihood.
Encroachment causes problems for students
District Bahawalpur: Encroachments in bazaars, around schools and colleges of Hasilpur are causing problems for female students.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-24/page-03
Misappropriation of funds in PEF partner schools
District Bahawalpur: The PEF partner schools are getting huge funds from PEF, but are neither providing facilities to the students nor maintaining educational standards in schools.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 08
Teacher tortures Class 1 student
District Bahawalpur: A female teacher, at Government Boys High School Chak No.190, tortured a Grade 1 student.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 06
Sugar cane trucks block school’s main gate
District Rahim Yar Khan: The students of Jannat Model School Kot Sabzal protested against the blockage of the main gate of their School by trucks loaded with sugar cane.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 11
Government orders schools’ gates
District Rahim Yar Khan: The government of Punjab has issued notices to the authorities all over the province to fix main gates of the schools on an immediate basis to address security threat.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-24/page-03
High school students to get laptops next year
District Rahim Yar Khan: Punjab Government has decided to award laptops students who will pass their matriculation, starting next year.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 03
Criminals troubling staff of girls’ school
District Muzaffargarh: The Principal of Government Girls Primary School Faizpur Jatoi, Ms. Mussarat Jabeen, stated in a council meeting that some criminal elements were creating problems for the school which was a model school and was rendering great services in the field of education.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 02
Schools converted into cattle farms
District Jamshoro: Government schools of Town Committee Bhan Saeedabad, Union Council Wahar, Jafarabad and Union Council Tilty have been turned into cattle farms and warehouses owing to the negligence of the Education Department.
Students protest against closure of School
District Mirpur Khas: The members of Awami Jamhuri Party, along with parents and female students, held protest against the closure of Government Girls Primary School, village Mir Khan Gorchani, declaring that SDO female has let teachers off the hook from teaching duties in exchange for monthly bribe.
Teachers continue hunger strike
District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre continued hunger strike over nonpayment of salary.
Protest against shortage of basic facilities in school
District Khairpur Mirs: The villagers from Piryalo city, along with members of Jogi Aman Committee, held protest against the shortage of basic facilities in their primary school, demanding for mitigation of the shortage of teachers and furniture.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_23122015020724.jpg
Anti-corruption police arrests education clerk
District Larkana: The anti-corruption police have arrested a clerk of the Director Education Office on account of the allegations of issuance of illegal appointment orders.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-12-23/news/page2/1%20(9).htm
Corruption in SMC funds
District Larkana: The SMC funds for 365 Girls and Boys Primary Schools have been violated by the Supervisors and School Head Masters in Taluka Bakrani.
Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Dec/23-12-2015/Page3/P3-55.jpg
Teachers get excellence awards
District Larkana: Teachers were awarded excellence awards by the Excellent Event Management Company On account of outstanding performance.
Students deprived of taking exams
Karachi: Dozens of students of Government Girls Degree College PIB have been rendered incapable of taking B.A exams due to the non-submission of examination forms by the college management.
Primary school buildings dilapidated
District Badin: Masjid Primary Schools were established in 1988 with the support of former Prime Minister, Mr. Muhammad Khan Junejo, in the vicinity of Kario Ganhwar and other villages. However, the buildings are now in a deplorable condition due to lack of oversight by education officers.
Hyderabad: According to the announcement of Education Board Hyderabad, the examinations of intermediate which were previously held in abeyance will now be conducted starting from the 29th of December, 2015.
Sindh University extends fee submission date
Jamshoro: The University of Sindh, Jamshoro, has announced to extend the fee submission date for the Bachelors’ Degree Program till 23rd December 2015.