KP reopens 315 closed schools
A spokesman of the Elementary and Secondary Education Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has clarified that the present provincial government soon after assuming power in 2013 have constituted a sub-committee for the activation of ineffective schools in the province. In a statement, the spokesman told that after hectic efforts the sub-committee pinpointed 450 such ineffective schools including 315 girls’ schools.
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Court allows the student to take exam
Divisional bench of Peshawar High court has allowed a student of 2nd year student of Law College to sit in Law exam. Fawad Saifullah was stopped from taking the exam because of shortage in attendance.
Contract employees: Notices issued to Varsity VC, registrar
Peshawar High Court issued notices to the vice chancellor and registrar of the University of Agriculture, Peshawar after employees filed a writ seeking job permanency. The bench, comprising Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth and Justice Syed Afsar Shah, were hearing a writ filed by junior clerks Muhammad Javed, Muhammad Asghar, Usman and others on Monday.
BKU aftermath: UET reviews security arrangements for all campuses
University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Peshawar reviewed security arrangements at all campuses of the varsity. A meeting was held at UET on Monday, chaired by Faculty of Engineering Dean Professor Dr. Noor Muhammad.
Towards scientific progress: Techfest concludes at GIKI
A three-day TechFest at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) of Engineering Sciences and Technology concluded on Monday. Shields and prizes were distributed at a ceremony held at the institute. The event was organised by Society of Mechanical Engineers of Pakistan (SMEP).
Seven papers of grade 5 to be conducted on NTS pattern
325000 students of Grade 5 are going to appear in the Primary exams to be conducted by 8 educational boards of K-P. The exam will start from 2nd March 2016. Seven papers will be conducted on the NTS pattern.
Teachers deprived of salaries
Permanent female teachers of Focus Grammar School are deprived of their salaries. They have announced to go for protests unless they are paid they are salaries.
WWF backs off from bearing education expenses of poor children
Workers Union of Lakki Marwat has censured the Workers Welfare Fund because it is not giving financial aid to the children of laborers for getting education. Previously, WWF also used to provide transportation facility to the students. But now this has been stopped.
Shortage of teachers at Karak school protested
The residents of Kurd Sharif, Shownaki and adjacent localities on Friday protested the shortage of teachers at the Government Middle School for Boys. Led by former union council nazim Ikhtiar Rehman and Parent-Teacher Council chairman of the school Ahmad Nawaz, the protesters blocked a major road in the area.
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KP girls school non-functional & needs staff
Residents of Imam Dherai in Kabal tehsil here have criticised the education department for not starting classes in the government-run girls primary school constructed in 2014. Talking to reporters, they said although the area remained the most affected and needed greater attention of the government in developmental activities, nothing practical could be done after peace was restored in 2009.
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Newly built Govt School blown up in South Waziristan
Militants blew up part of a newly constructed government school in South Waziristan late Friday night, a spokesperson for a wing of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) said on Saturday.
No one was hurt in the blast in the restive tribal belt, but 18 labourers working on the site were abducted, said Azam Tariq, a spokesperson for an arm of the TTP known as the ‘Sajna’ group, which claimed responsibility for the attack.
Matters of accountability: PHC suspends Nowshera EDO’s order
A division bench of the Peshawar High Court has suspended the orders of Nowshera’s executive district officer (EDO) for education on Friday. As per the orders, security guards and Class-IV employees would be required to purchase weapons out of their own pockets to provide security at schools.
Shut down: No spring season for College of Design Peshawar
College of Design Peshawar, the only institute that solely catered to art students in the city, shut down operation on Friday on the pretext of lack of student interest to study these disciplines. The campus wore a deserted look as things had been packed up; no students were visible anywhere.
Fit for the role: Eased criteria opens door to potential VC’s
To fill the long vacant posts of permanent vice chancellors for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s universities, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government has relaxed the criteria for candidates. In May 2015, the provincial assembly amended the K-P Universities Act 2012 and aimed to reform the education sector.
DI Khan protests attack on students at Punjab University
A protest was held over the alleged assault on students at Punjab University, Lahore. A rally was led on Friday by Pukhtun Progressive Writers, a literary society working for the rights of Pukhtuns. The protesters started walking from Haq Nawaz Park in DI Khan city and gathered at Topanwala Chowk to deliver speeches, causing a massive traffic jam at the Circular Road nearby.
Quota for afghan students increased in Peshawar University
Afghan Council General, Dr. Abdullah Waheed called upon the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rasool Jan and urged him to provide better education facilities to Afghan students. VC informed that the quota for Afghan students has been increased in the Peshawar University.
12th Convocation of Sarhad University
Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology held its 12th convocation yesterday in the Jinnah Convention Center Islamabad. 450 students were awarded their degrees and 24 were awarded bronze medals.
4 lac new admissions in schools
Provincial Education Minister, Abdul Rahim Ziyar has said that admission movement will start soon after the winter season ends in Balochistan. 4 lac students will be admitted to schools in this movement.
Protest against kidnap of girl
Thousands of people took to the streets against kidnapping of girl in Karak. She is a student of Grade 10th and was kidnapped three days back while returning from the school.
People of Gwadar also read books
Only negative news are allowed time and space on electronic and print media. But positive news like annual literary and book festivals is ignored.
Schools lacking in facilities
Even despite the increase in budget, the schools of Balochistan are lacking in basic facilities. Even today, 10,500 middle schools are needed for 1.7 million students. 40 percent of schools have only one class room.
Distribution of free books
Secretary Education, Abdul Saboor Kakar has said that the teaching and non-teaching staff should ensure its presence till 20th February so that the process of distribution of free books can be completed. The new academic year is going to start in March.
First batch of UOT students to graduate this year
University of Turbat’s (UoT) first convocation will be held this year, said the varsity’s vice chancellor Dr. Abdul Razzaq Sabir. He added that all graduates will be given laptops along with their degrees.
Research workshop held in Turbat University
The vice chancellor of the newly established Turbat University, Dr. Abdul Razzaq Sabir, has emphasised the need for promoting a research culture in the county’s universities, saying it’s an important responsibility of any university to make it imperative for both teachers and students to use modern research methodologies and techniques for data analysis.
Change of name of Chaakar Khan University
Spokesperson of PTI Balochistan has said that the move of changing Mir Chakar Khan University’s name is an implicit conspiracy to lead Pashtuns and Baloch’s towards internal strife.
Suicide by Saqiba is a wakeup call, Human Rights Commission
Human Rights Commission declares the suicide of Saqiba Rahim to be wake up call for the humanity. PTI’s leader Nawabzada Humayun has also raised the concern that what sort of education reforms are being made that students are resorting to suicide.
Delay in exams
Students of Health Technician School in Mirpur Khaas are perturbed over unnecessary delay in the exams. The concerned authorities have no solution for the woes of students.
Nepotism in recruitments of teachers
Bagh Lecturers Organisation has announced to go for hunger strike against the violation of merit in new recruitments. Nepotism in recruitments curbs the rights of junior teachers.
Fata schools lack toilets, accommodation for staff
Though inconvenient, teachers Gulab Din and Yar Mohammad live in a classroom at their Government Middle School Mastak, in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency after duty hours due to unavailability of proper accommodation.
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Review of security arrangements in Palandri’s schools
Deputy Commissioner Sad Hanoti chaired a meeting for review of security arrangements of private and public schools. DC directed the administrators of schools without boundary walls to write letter to the concerned department for construction of boundary walls.
Investiture ceremony held at Roots Ivy
The students of Roots Ivy, Westridge IB Campus, took a vow of allegiance in an impressive investiture ceremony 2015-2016, held at the campus for the very first time, says a press release. The chief guest Founder Director of Roots School System Riffat Mushtaq and Chief Executive of Roots Ivy International Schools Khadija Mushtaq, awarded sashes and badges to the new student council formulated through democratic system of elections.
COMSATS institute celebrates China Culture Day
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology’s China Study Centre is all set to celebrate the China Culture Day in a befitting manner, the preparations for which are in full swing and the organizers are excited about the upcoming event, being held at CIIT’s Islamabad campus tomorrow.
CIIT established a China Study Centre in 2013 in line with its vision to promote China as Pakistan’s most significant geopolitical, economic and cultural partner.
NISTE partners with private firm to start new IT classes
The National Institute of Science and Technical Education (NISTE) started new IT courses in partnership with a private firm. The project, named ‘Induction’, was inaugurated on Monday by the Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry.
BU promotes linkages with industry
Bahria University organized a Dinner in the Honor of the Members of Corporate Advisory Committees (CACs) of Bahria University at The Monal Restaurant Pir Sohawa – Margalla Hills, Islamabad. The objective of this dinner was to provide the platform for the members coming from the relevant Industries or Business/Service Organizations for the promotion of University-Industry Linkages at Bahria University.
US Universities team visits RIS
Roots International Schools has played a vital role in endorsing diversity, social change, innovation in core curriculum, entrepreneurship, career counseling, and comprehensive outreach and collaborations beyond the perimeters of boundaries. This Educational Fest is the next step in providing students an international platform to get first-hand information about the leading United States universities from their representatives.
PhD Scholar to defend thesis in IT
PhD scholar Muhammad Sardaraz of department of computing and technology, Iqra University, will defend his PhD dissertation titled “Hadoop Based Algorithm forInference of Phylogenetic Tree Using Maximum Likelihood Metho” on Tuesday (Feb 23).
LSE team meets chairman HEC
A delegation of London School of Economics and Political Science called on Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, and Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Monday. The delegation was headed by Prof Craig Kalhoun, Director LSE included Dr Mukulaika Banerjee, Director, South Asia Centre, LSE and Dr Nilanjan Sarkar, Deputy Director and Development Manager, South Asia Centre, LSE, said a news release.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/02/23/lse-team-meets-chairman-hec/
Only Medical Colleges with 300-bed hospitals to be registered
No medical college will be registered with the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) nor will it be allowed to work until it runs a hospital of at least 300 beds. Similarly, all the medical and dental colleges are directed to ensure provision of 100pc paid House Job to the graduates at their own Hospitals.
New policy being prepared for arms licenses
Interior Ministry has given go ahead for making new policy for issuance of arms licenses to academic institutes and media houses. Private guards of those institutes and media houses will be allowed to keep weapons. Rawalpindi administration has also issued the licenses. The licenses are going to be issued in the name of school heads.
Govt. is prioritizing education
Minister of CADD, Tariq Fazal Chaudhry has said that the government is giving top priority to education. Youth will be given jobs by imparting knowledge and skills.
District level Universities
National Assembly has been briefed that according to the Vision 2015, there will be universities at the district level. A sub-campus of an already established university can also be established.
Better accountability: ‘Data may help evaluate govt. performance’
There is a need to improve data availability and access in the country, especially on census and education, speakers agreed on Monday. They were addressing a seminar on utilisation of annual school census data to enhance decision-making in education sector, hosted by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and Alif Ailaan, said a press release.
Effective education policy
The importance of collecting reliable data on schools and how they operate was discussed at a seminar on the ‘Effective Utilisation of Annual School Census Data to Enhance Evidence Based Decision Making in the Education Sector’ on Monday. Effective plans cannot be made in the absence of reliable data and measures need to be taken to ensure the availability of authentic information, said a representative of the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) Yasir Irfan at the seminar hosted by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).
Is PM’s education reforms initiative limited to cosmetic changes?
Political chatter apart, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif certainly looked a happy man on Friday, during his visit to the city’s second government school that has been upgraded as part of his education reforms programme.
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PM Nawaz wants better security for schools
Almost a month after the terror assault on Bacha Khan University near Peshawar, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called for escalated security measures for educational institutions in the country. The instruction came even as the Prime Minister claimed that a successful operation had rooted out the scourge of terrorism to a great extent.
NCHD couldn’t achieve its goals
The National Commission for Human Development (NCHD), a brainchild of Musharraf regime is still dependent upon receiving official budgetary resources to run its operation instead of devising clear-cut roadmap for implementing exit strategy to handover schools to provincial governments.
Urdu in schools causes ‘Grievances’, says UNESCO report
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is of the opinion that Urdu being the dominant language in the multi-ethnic society through the school system is a choice of necessity but has frequently been a source of grievances linked to wider issues of social and cultural inequality.
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Security of 35 private schools found ‘Unsatisfactory’
Security arrangements around 35 private educational institutions in the capital have been found unsatisfactory. In a letter to the Chief Commissioner office, the inspector general of the capital police stated that the Special Branch conducted a security audit/survey of private educational institutions regarding the establishment of vantage points (bunkers on rooftops) for their security guards.
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88 special persons appointed in different departments, Says EDO
Executive District Officer, Community Development Rawalpindi, (EDO, CD) Aqeel Ahmed Khan has said that on the special instructions of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, so far 88 special persons have been appointed in different government departments and private sector.
Founders Day held at PAF College Sargodha
Founders Day was held at PAF College Sargodha. Air Marshal Muhammad Saeed Khan, Vice Chief of the Air Staff Pakistan Air Force, was the chief guest at the occasion. While addressing the young students the Chief Guest said: “You are going to join this elite force which has lived up to its reputation of being among the best in the world.
US university representatives on the lookout for Talented Pakistani Students
Representatives from 23 US universities participated in college fairs and school visits in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad as part of the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) and EducationUSA’s eighth South Asia Tour to promote US study among Pakistani students. The tour provided some of Pakistan’s brightest high school and university students an opportunity to obtain relevant and accurate information about higher education in the United States.
FDE headless even as reforms underway
While the federal government is carrying out reforms in the education sector of Islamabad, there is no Director General (DG) to oversee the affairs of educational institutions in the capital. On February 1, Moin Ahmed Wani was removed from the post of the DG Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) on the directions of the Supreme Court.
23 US Varsities visit Millennium University College
The Flagship Millennium University College (TMUC), H-11/4 in federal capital in collaboration with United States Education Foundation Pakistan (USEFP) organised a visit of 23 US universities to talk and brief Millennial about global undergraduate scholarships on Sunday, said a press release issued.
Bosnia, IIU agree on educational cooperation
The Bosnia and Herzegovina government and International Islamic University on Sunday agreed on bilateral cooperation and support on education. The agreement came during a meeting between Bosnia and Herzegovina Ambassador Nedim Makarevic and IIU President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh at Faisal Masjid campus of the university.
Dr. Ali Kharal front runner for top FDE post
Senior educationist, Dr. Ali Ahmad Kharal, has emerged as the front runner for the top Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) post. Earlier this month, the apex court had ordered fresh appointment to the position of the FDE director general from within the organisation in line with the relevant rules.
PM’s Programme : FDE schools receiving upgrades
The height of boundary walls of some 46 educational institutions operating under the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) will be completed shortly, a senior official of the Capital Administration and Development Division said.
Work On dilapidated building of Govt School to begin soon
Punjab government has assured construction of dilapidated building of Government Islamia Higher Secondary School No-1, Liaquat Bagh soon. Government Islamia Higher Secondary School No-1, Principal Izhar-ul-Hasan told this scribe that the provincial government has assured the construction of the dilapidated school building while taking notice of stories published in ‘The News’ time and again.
Concerns shown over non resolution of teachers issues
An emergent meeting of the executive body of Central Academic Staff Association (CASA) was held at Islamabad Model College for Boys F-10/3 wherein the teachers of model colleges expressed concern over non- resolution of the longstanding issues of the teaching community.
Jabeen receives PHD Degree
Naila Jabeen has successfully defended her PhD dissertation at Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) and is awarded with the degree of PhD in economics. Her topic of dissertation was “impact of trade liberalisation on environmental quality.”
The main focus of her study was to analyse whether freer trade policy is compatible with environmental quality standards and its impact on climate change.
Anti-Terror operation go On: Mamnoon
President Mamnoon Hussain yesterday said that the anti-terror operation would continue in Karachi and elsewhere till elimination of the last terrorist from the country’s soil and establishment of rule of law. Addressing the 12th Convocation of Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology here at Convention Centre, the President said that certain deranged persons who consider themselves as champions of Islam are targeting innocent people, and they need to be brought to justice.
AIOU to promote mother languages through research
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has prepared a comprehensive plan to do research work on mother languages in order to promote them as a strong tool of communication among different linguistic groups living in the country. While presiding over a meeting held in connection with the International Mother Language Day, AIOU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Shahid Siddiqui said that besides, imparting basic education on languages, the university will continue to give due importance to its teaching at the higher level.
ISA, IIUI Sign MoU for academic activities of probationers
The Information Service Academy (ISA) and International Islamic University (IIUI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to supervise the academic activities of Information Service probationary officers to award them one-year professional diploma.
SECP’s financial literacy drive at Air University
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) taking forward its financial literacy campaign on investment education and awareness organised a seminar for the students of Air University in federal capital on Friday. The vision of SECP chairman for increasing awareness of financial markets, products with particular emphasis on fraud prevention were communicated to students.
Club’s conversion into Varsity: Idea lands top architect into embarrassing situation
For endorsing an idea of converting Citizens’ Club building at Fatima Jinnah Park into a medical university has landed a renowned architect into an embarrassing situation. The architect has tendered an apology to the capital’s civic agency for briefing secretary to the President over the issue of establishment of a medical university at Fatima Jinnah Park or F-9 Park “without taking the CDA on board”.
HEC invites proposals for thematic research grant Programme
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has invited proposals for Thematic Research Grant Programme (TRGP) for 2015-16, especially designed to address contemporary issues and promote Social Sciences in the country. Social Sciences scholars and researchers with theoretical, conceptual and methodological or policy orientation background have been encouraged to apply for grants.
Security guards deployed in UET buses
On the directives of the Punjab government, private security guards are being deployed in the buses of educational institutions plying on long routes. A senior security official told Dawn that the decision had been taken to ensure safety of the students and staff members in the wake of the terrorist attack on Bacha Khan University (BKU), Charsadda.
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Chinese New Year: Celebrations held at NUML
The Confucius Institute at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Islamabad held a colorful Chinese Lantern Festival on Friday. Chinese Embassy First Lady Bao Jiqing was chief guest at the ceremony. She said the institute was playing a pivotal role in promoting Chinese culture in Pakistan.
Madrassa reforms to inculcate spirit of tolerance to combat contemporary challenges
The nation needs to vigilantly regulate its educational infrastructure and introduce drastic reforms especially in madrassas (religious seminaries) to make them compatible with modern age. According to various sections of the society, like the rest of the education system, there is an extensive need to monitor the staff, funding, financial dealings, curriculum and students enrolled in madrassas.
Alumni association in OPF Girls College
OPF Girls College has established the Alumni Association. It is the first kind of activity by OPF Educational Institutions. MD OPF, Habib ur Rehman inaugurated the Alumni Association.
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Property tax from Universities
Supreme Court of Pakistan has given its ruling in favor of CDA in the case of charging property tax to the universities. Universities are liable to CDA for paying 350 million rupees in lieu of property tax.
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Extra-ordinary performance by NUST
Standing Committee of National Assembly for Science and Technology has appreciated the extra-ordinary performance of National University of Science and Technology. It was recognised that it was the best university of Pakistan.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-02-20/page-7
Abolishing Child Labor
Punjab govt. has decided to abolish child labor from workshops, hotels and petrol pumps after finishing child labor in brick kilns. They will be sent to schools because school going children have groomed personality.
Guidelines to partners from PEF
Punjab Education Foundation has given the guidelines to partners of New School Program which obligate them to transfer the rights of partnership to their relatives if they themselves are the government servants.
Uniform education system
A uniform education system, based on national language, should be implemented in the country. If govt. does not implement Urdu language in Pakistan despite the Supreme Court’s ruling then it amounts to contempt of court.
Minister visits kilns to check child labour
Provincial Minster for Labour and Human Resource Raja Ashfaq Sarwar paid surprise visits to different brick kilns situated at Jia Bagga on Monday to inspect the status of implementation of the Restriction of Employment of Children at Brick Kilns Ordinance 2016. District Officer Labour Lahore Syed Hasnat Javaid and other relevant officers of the Labour Department were also present.
Nawaz Sharif agree varsity to sign MoU with Koreans
The Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture is going to sign memorandum of understandings with Koreans for the value addition of the agricultural products of the country. Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Asif Ali told Dawn on Monday the Koreans were interested in the imports of value-added vegetables, mangoes and carrots.
NAB seeks property record of BZU’s Director, others
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has asked the district government to provide a record of ownership documents of properties of Bahauddin Zakariya University’s Distance Education director Dr Ishaque Fani.
Technical Training aimed at empowering women economically: Minister
Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Baleegh-ur-Rehman distributed certificates on Monday among 500 girls on completion of their technical training. The training was organised under the Punjab government’s skill and development department in collaboration with a non-government organisation.
TEVTA to train youth on automobile repair skill
Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Chairman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh announced on Monday that demand-driven new short courses in the automobile sector would start soon. Courses including CNC machining, high-pressure die-casting, sheet metal works and millwright would be initiated with the collaboration of Ravi Autos Sundar Private Limited, he added.
NAB yet to conclude probe against Mashhood
Despite spending some six months to determine the role of Punjab Sports and Education Minister Rana Mashhood in alleged corruption in two cases, the National Accountability Bureau, Lahore, is still seeking more time to conclude probe.
3-Day book fair to be held at PU
The Punjab University has decided to organise a three day book fair on New Campus next month to provide latest books on all subjects to students, research scholars, teachers and visitors at a special discount ranging from at least 10 to 40 per cent on its original price. Chief Librarian Punjab University Haseeb Ahmad Paracha told this scribe here Monday that a high level meeting will be held with VC Prof Dr. Mujahid Kamran in the chair to finalise the date and number of book stalls.
Bilateral ties: Strong linkages stressed among Universities in Pakistan, China
Speakers at a meeting on Monday stressed the need for enhanced networking among Pakistani and Chinese universities. They said with enhanced collaboration among universities the two countries could extract greater benefits from the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
Two committees formed to monitor private Universities
The Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) has constituted two committees for monitoring and evaluation of private universities. The committees will report on the quality and qualification of faculty and check whether private institutions are following codal requirements of their charter.
CM approves appointment of Dr. Muhajid Kamran as VC
Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif in principle and absolutely on merit has approved the appointment of Prof Dr. Mujahid Kamran as VC PU for a 4 year term on the recommendation of high level search committee of the Punjab government.
‘Networking with Chinese Varsities can guarantee economic benefits’
Universities are the ‘China-Pakistan Social, Cultural and Technology Corridor’ -- the mother corridor -- and only their effective networking will guarantee real success. This was stated by Government College University (GCU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah and GCU Centre of Excellence, China Studies (CESC) Director Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt while addressing a delegation from the China University of Geosciences (CUG), says a press release.
Admissions in Virtual University
Virtual University has started new admissions in BS to MS programs for the Spring Semester 2016. It has also launched some new programs according to directions of Higher Education Commission.
No compromise on quality in LEEDS University
LEEDS Schools and LEEDS Group of Colleges being run under the banner of LEEDS Education System do not compromise on the quality of education. Right now 75 schools and 25 colleges are operating under this banner. These views were shared by MD Salman Bashir.
Surveillance of extremist Madrassahs
70 madrasahs of Punjab have been categorized as extremist. Strict surveillance of them has been started. 13800 madrasahs were registered after the initiation of NAP.
Security of private schools to be tightened
DCO Jhelum Iqbal Hussain Khan inspected the private schools. He said that the security of private schools was also necessary like the government schools. The security arrangements of private schools should be according to the guidelines given by Punjab government.
Attestation of degrees
In the wake of fake recruitment scandal in Kalar Syedan, it has been decided that the degrees of teachers will be attested afresh. Grade 9 to Grade 14 teaching and non-teaching staff will be required to get their degrees attested.
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Passing criteria in primary and middle exams
Punjab Examination Commission has decided that the students who fail in one paper of either Primary or Middle exam will be declared passed. Marking of the papers will begin from 22nd February.
Ghost teacher’s scandal to be put to the back burner
After arrest of five clerks, it is being speculated that the ghost teacher scandal of Kalar Syedan is going to put to the back burner. Higher authority has forbidden arresting the higher officials of education department and bank managers.
Girl commits suicide due to hurdles in education
A girl student of Changa Manga committed suicide due to financial hurdles in education. She took her life by eating poisonous pills.
Education system marred with anomalies
PTI’s senior leader, Abdul Aleem Khan has said that the education system of Pakistan is marred with anomalies. 46 percent of schools in Punjab are lacking in basic facilities and 17 percent are facing shortage of teachers.
Discriminatory education system
Dr. Hussain Mohiuddin, President Tehreek Minhaj ul Quran, has said that the discriminatory education system of Pakistan is fuming extremist mindset. However, Operation Zarb e Azab has restricted the terrorist activities.
10,000 schools shifted to solar energy: Minister
Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has said that 10,000 schools are shifted to solar energy in Punjab. Out of these, 5,000 schools are in such areas where there is electricity while 5,000 other schools are also included in the project, he added.
PEF to cancel partnership
Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has decided to cancel partnership agreements with the schools associated with its New School Programme (NSP), which are owned by employees of government, semi-government/autonomous departments. Such partners are allowed to transfer their schools’ partnership to nearby relatives who are not in government service.
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Elimination of child labour from brick kilns is my mission: Shehbaz
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that elimination of child labour from brick kilns is his mission and vowed that this menace will be eliminated from the society. He said that child labour will be eliminated from the province and the children will be equipped with education. He said that besides brick kilns, child labour will also be eliminated from auto workshops, hotels and petrol pumps.
CDGL barred from suspending school heads
The Lahore High Court on Friday restrained City District Government Lahore (CDGL) from suspending head mistresses of three schools and sought replies from DCO and Secretary Local Government by March 4. Kausar Shehnaz, headmistress of Begum Kot Girls School, Mumtaz Bano, head of Shahdara Girls School and Bhatti Gate Girls School’s headmistress Rabia Siddique had filed the petitions.
TEVTA to recruit 1000 teachers, other Staff
Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) will recruit 1000 teachers and other staff for its newly established Institutes under Annual Development Program (ADP) across the province of the Punjab. The said decision was taken in a Board meeting here at TEVTA Secretariat under the Chairmanship of Irfan Qaiser Seikh.
GCU launches women entrepreneurship
Government College University’s Management Studies Department (GCU-MSD) in collaboration with the World Bank has launched a special Women Entrepreneurship Programme “WomenX” to train 400 woman entrepreneurs running small sized enterprises in Lahore and its surroundings. The opening ceremony chaired by Seema Aziz, an inspiring eminent entrepreneur and social worker, was held on Friday.
Teachers’ ideological frontiers’ protection role sought
Professor Shafique Ahmad President Tanzeem Asataza Punjab Pakistan has stressed that teachers should play their vital role to protect the ideological frontier of country.
Addressing one-day training workshop of the teachers, he said that Pakistan was created on the fair name of Islam but futile attempts are being made to make the education towards secularism and liberalism and Islam.
‘27 percent of budget being spent on education’
The Standing Committee on Education in the Punjab Assembly (PA) has best performed to help promote the education sector on sound footings. Punjab Assembly Standing Committee on Education Chairman Qamarul Islam Raja said this while addressing a round-table dialogue on legislative governance of education in Punjab at a local hotel on Saturday.
Convocation controversy: IUB controller of exams removed
The Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) administration has removed its Controller of Examinations, Imtiaz Ahmed Sukhera, from his post. Dawn learnt that after his removal from the post of controller on Thursday, the university administration put another lock on Sukhera’s office which was already locked by him when he left it on Thursday.
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From packages to LUMS: Babar Ali narrates his success story at LLF
Syed Babar Ali proved himself a real titan when he spoke during a session titled “Unveiling the Titan: In conversation with Syed Babar Ali” at the concluding day of the fourth edition of Lahore Literary Festival (LLF) on Sunday. Ali narrated his success story before the audience as he is regarded as Pakistan’s leading businessman who envisioned a number of business ventures including Packages Limited, IGI Insurance Company and LUMS.
Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/02/22/national/from-packages-to-lums-babar-ali-narrates-his-success-story-at-llf/
LUMS organizes photography competitions
The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) organised a photography competition at the university campus yesterday. The LUMS Photography Society will announce the names of winners today. During the competition, out of 79, only 22 pictures were selected. The society also organised different workshops on the subject of photography which helped students how to make good pictures.
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FIA moved for tracing PU VC’s fake Facebook accounts
The Punjab University administration has filed an application with the cybercrime wing of the Federal Investigation Agency requesting it to trace those behind the fake Facebook accounts of Vice Chancellor Dr. Mujahid Kamran.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1240941
PU’s ‘Mujahid’ celebrates another term while vc summary is still with CM
Despite the fact that Dr. Mujahid Kamran, the acting vice-chancellor of University of the Punjab, scored just 25 marks out of 40 in his interview before the search committee for permanent appointment to the top slot in the university, a Facebook account named after him posted Friday that Kamran has been appointed as permanent VC for the next four years.
Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/02/20/city/lahore/pus-mujahid-celebrates-another-term-while-vc-summary-is-still-lying-with-cm/
PU BA/BSc exams start In April
The BA and BSc annual examinations 2006 under the University of the Punjab will begin in April. The exam schedule will be announced later on. Once the date sheet is issued, roll number slips will be sent to all candidates on their postal addresses. Every year, more than 0.1 million people sit the Punjab University BA/BSc examinations with the number reaching 0.123 million last year.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/99767-PU-BABSc-exams-start-in-April
VC blames Jamiat for violence at PU Campus
Punjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Dr. Mujahid Kamran on Thursday blamed Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) for violence at the campus. Around 200 students had been arrested by police from PU under anti-terrorism act the other day. Talking to a private media outfit, Kamran said that according to the statistics, almost all the incidents of violence had been triggered by the IJT.
Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/02/20/city/lahore/vc-blames-jamiat-for-violence-at-pu-campus/
From the shrine to the Seminary
The Pakistani state must not enshrine yet another version of Islam but remove privileges one gets by virtue of being Muslim, speakers holding forth on Saturday at the first day of the Lahore Literary Festival (LLF) posited.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1051270/from-the-shrine-to-the-seminary/
Ban on admissions without clearance from special branch
In the wake of security threats, a ban has been imposed on admissions without clearance from special branch. This rule will apply on the students from other provinces only.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-21/page-8/detail-29
Horticulture science conference in UAF
2nd Annual Horticulture Science Conference has started in UAF. It is being conducted in the Iqbal Auditorium. This year, the conference is themed on food security issues.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-22/page-8/detail-2
Performance of Standing Committee for education
Chairman, Standing Committee for Education, Engineer Qamar ul Islam Raja, has said that the standing committee has made rich contributions to the education reforms. It has also contributed towards legislation on education reforms.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-21/page-12/detail-10
Punjab Govt. should stop discriminating Madrasah students
JUI’s senior leader Fazl ur Rehman, has said that the madrissah students should not be treated with discrimination. Madrasahs are not against the contemporary education. But the Islamic teachings can’t be left aside either.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-22&edition=LHR&id=2192217_84218695
Conference in University of Central Punjab
University of Central Punjab is going to hold its third conference on Contemporary Issues of Business Management. The theme of conference is innovations in business and opportunities and challenges for rising economies.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-20/page-12/detail-17
Free meal to increase enrollment
Sindh’s Minister for Education, Nisar Khoro has said that the government is starting an early child education program. It will give free meal to the students for increasing the enrollment in schools.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-23&edition=KCH&id=2194195_28690802
Future of students gets imperiled
Hyderabad Board has not issued the enrolment cards to schools and colleges but it gave the deadline of 23 February for submission of forms. Due to negligence of Hyderabad Board, the future of students has been imperiled.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-23&edition=KCH&id=2194366_12023482
Free lunch at Sindh Govt. schools
Government schools will soon be providing free lunches to their students to increase enrolment, revealed senior minister for education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro. He was speaking during a consultative meeting with UNESCO and UNICEF officials on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on quality education.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1052288/there-is-such-a-thing-as-free-lunch-at-sindh-govt-schools/
GIRLS CADET COLLEGE to be opened soon
The academic session of first Girls Cadet College of the country “Bakhtawar Cadet College for Girls” would commence classes from September 2016. The names for the Principal and Admin Officers have already been finalised. Air Vice Martial Pakistan Air Force Suleman Bukhari disclosed this, while presiding over meeting of the Board of Directors of Bakhtawar Cadet College for Girls.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/02/23/girls-cadet-college-to-be-opened-soon/
KU extends deadline for gate passes
With one month into the academic term of the current year, the administration of the University of Karachi extended the deadline for applying for gate passes till March 3. After the deadline, the current passes will be considered ineffective and no vehicle will be allowed to enter the campus.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/100188-KU-extends-deadline-for-gate-passes
Education boards relax age limit for special candidates
On the directives of Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan, the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi has exempted the gap restriction period of five years for Intermediate classes for students with disabilities, with immediate effect. Meanwhile, the Board of Secondary Education Karachi has also allowed relaxation of up to five years in its upper age limit, for enrollment in secondary classes for students with disabilities.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/100187-Education-boards-relax-age-limit-for-special-candidates
Experts laud RSU’s efforts to promote mother language
The Sindh Education Department’s Reform Support Unit (RSU) celebrated the annual International Mother Language Day for the first time, on Sunday. “A child’s mother tongue is the first and foremost means of education, and with the education and literacy department’s Early Childhood Education programme it is but fitting to start off with an informative session on the importance of mother languages,” observed RSU chief programme manager Faisal Ahmed Uqaili.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/100185-Experts-laud-RSUs-efforts-to-promote-mother-language
New HEC letter vindicates stance, says SUTA Chief
Sindh University Teachers Association (SUTA) president Dr Arfana Mallah said on Monday said that the Higher Education Commission (HEC) had vindicated her stance by accepting her and another colleague’s experience to be in line with its minimum criteria for appointment of faculty.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1241225/new-hec-letter-vindicates-stance-says-suta-chief
Khuhro admits Sindh failed to achieve educational goals
Sindh Senior Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro on Monday admitted that the educational goals that were set for the year 2015 by the Sindh government could not be achieved. Addressing a seminar organised jointly by the Sindh Education Department and UNICEF at a local hotel, the minister said the government was considering providing free food in schools.
Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/02/23/city/karachi/khuhro-admits-sindh-failed-to-achieve-educational-goals/
Potholes, encroachers claim University road
A battered road being used by hundreds of thousands of Karachiites is yet to be repaired despite passage of more than one month. The Mosmiyat section of University Road was damaged due to leaking water and gutter lines one month ago and still needs repair to facilitate commuters and motorists. Hundreds of thousands of motorists and commuters face immense problems due to the delayed repair of this section of University Road.
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-23/page-15/detail-8
French envoy visits Sukkur IBA, pledges collaboration
French Ambassador to Pakistan Martine Dorance along with Consul General at Karachi Francois Dall’Orso and Pakistan-France Business Alliance president Jamil Hamdani visited the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Sukkur, on Monday to explore opportunities of collaboration between the educational institutions of the two countries.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1241221/french-envoy-visits-sukkur-iba-pledges-collaboration
Nine-year-old boy found dead in his seminary hostel room
A nine-year-old student was found dead in his hostel room at a seminary in Sujawal town under mysterious circumstances on Monday. According to class teacher Maulvi Ismail Memon of the Madressah Qasmia and several of his students, Abdul Qadeer Rind, son of Ghulam Hussain Rind, left the playground adjacent to the seminary and went to his room in the hostel.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1241231/nine-year-old-boy-found-dead-in-his-seminary-hostel-room
JUI-F rejects Govt. criticism of seminaries
Sindh Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl general secretary Maulana Rashid Mehmood Soomro has rejected the ‘provincial government’s hue and cry’ over establishment of new seminaries in Badin, Thar and other areas of lower Sindh and vowed to resist all conspiracies against religious schools.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1241227/jui-f-rejects-govt-criticism-of-seminaries
No shortage of funds for talented students
Vice Chancellor of Mehran University of Science and Technology, Dr. Muhammad Aslam Aqeeli has said that there is no shortage of funds for talented students. University staff also contributes for financial patronage of talented students.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-23&edition=KCH&id=2194362_57644720
Exams of B.Com private
Exams of B.Com private will start from today. Seven different examination centers have been made. 12827 students will be appearing in the exam. Karachi University has also started weekend program on citizen education in collaboration with British Council and HEC.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-23&edition=KCH&id=2194210_83272394
Sindh Higher Education Commission ineffective
The charge of Secretary Sindh HEC has been given to Nawaz Sheikh from Dr. Mansoor Abbass. The step has been taken to enhance the effectiveness of Sindh HEC.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-23-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_01.gif
Free education for Street Children
A brother and a sister have decided to start an aid program for providing education to street children. A daily stipend of 50 rupees will be provided to those children.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-22-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_01.gif
Key posts vacant in academic boards
Key posts in Academic Boards of Karachi and Sindh are vacant. This lack of essential manpower has brewed various dangers for the annual exams to be conducted after one month.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-22-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_12.gif
Teachers should focus on character building
Major General Fiaz Hameed graced the 4th Annual Parents Day in Cadet College Pannu Aaqil as a chief guest. He urged the teachers to do character building of students because it is the teachers only who polish the personality and thoughts of students
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-20-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_01.gif
Lack of drinking facility in schools
Dr. Younis Danish of Jamiat Ulama e Pakistan has said that the schools are lacking in drinking water facility. Children are facing kidney problems because they drink unclean water.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-02-20/page-2
New measures for Sindh Schools' security planned
Sindh will beef up security along its borders with Balochistan and Punjab and raise deployment of personnel of law enforcement agencies, aided by improved intelligence network, to ensure security to all educational institutions in the province.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1240677/new-measures-for-sindh-schools-security-planned
Workshop on education by Alif Ailan
The participants of a workshop organised by Alif Ailaan, in collaboration with BEDAR and SEARCH, held at the Darbar Hall in the DC Office, showed apprehension over the deteriorating educational infrastructure and system in the Tharparkar district. DC Khuda Dino Shoro urged the activists, members of civil society and teachers to play their roles to stem the rot. He claimed that the government, besides healthcare facilities, was sincerely working to improve the education sector.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/100067-Workshop-on-Education-by-Alif-Ailan
Future of nation in the hands of its teachers, says GOC Pano Aqil
The General Officer Commanding of Pano Aqil Cantonment, Major-General Faiz Hamid, has said that the future of this nation is in the hands of its teachers who are the character builders and molders of raw material. This he said while addressing a ceremony on the eve of the 4th Annual Parents Day at the Government Cadet College, Pano Aqil. On this occasion, different houses of the cadets presented a salute to the GOC.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/99611-Future-of-nation-in-the-hands-of-itsteachers-says-GOC-Pano-Aqil
KU introduces 3D printing technology
The Visual Studies Department of the University of Karachi has introduced 3D printing technology at the campus, said Dr. Duriya Kazi, the chairperson of the department, on Friday. According to her, 3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file and it has many applications, including making prototypes for manufacture, architectural models and medical prosthetics.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/99631-KU-introduces-3D-printing-technology
KU removes 11 employees, demotes 35
The administration of Karachi University (KU) has removed 11 more employees from their post and reverted 35 staff members with out-of-turn promotions to their previous post, it emerged on Saturday.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1240802
Reviving student unions eight student organisations form alliance
Eight student organisations in Sindh have recently formed an alliance to pressurise the government to revive student unions and resolve students’ issues in the province. The alliance named ‘Mutahida Talaba Mahaz’ includes the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT), the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), the Pakhtun Students Federation (PkSF), a student group associated with the Awami National Party (ANP), the People’s Students Federation (PSF), student wing of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Insaf Students Federation (ISF), the student group of the Pakistan Three-e-Insaf (PTI).
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/99629-Reviving-student-unions-eightstudent-organisations-form-alliance
Deployment of law enforcers around schools increased
The Sindh government decided on Friday to beef up security of educational institutions by taking concrete measures which include strengthening intelligence work, increasing patrolling along the province’s borders with Punjab and Balochistan, and deployment and patrolling of police and Rangers in the areas where schools were located. Presiding over a meeting, a third one held to discuss the security of education institutions, Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah said a concrete plan needed to protect educational institutions whether they were in the public sector or private.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/99617-Deployment-of-law-enforcers-around-schools-increased
HEC announces grant for social sciences research
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has invited proposals for Thematic Research Grant Programme (TRGP) for 2015-16, especially designed to address contemporary issues and promote social sciences in the country, The News learnt on Friday. A maximum funding of Rs10 million will be provided for each project approved under TRGP. The scholars and researchers belonging to the discipline having theoretical, conceptual and methodological or policy orientation background have been encouraged to apply for grants.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/99756-HEC-announces-grant-for-social-sciences-research
Baloch students protest against killing
The banned Baloch Students Organisation-Azad staged a rally on Sunday in protest over the killing of its leader, Dr Manan Baloch, in an alleged shootout with security personnel in Balochistan. Starting from the Arts Council, the participants in the rally congregated outside the Karachi Press Club where they spoke against the ongoing operations in southern Balochistan.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1241039/baloch-students-protest-against-killing
Healthcare in Sindh: LUMHS graduates get life lessons from CJP Jamali
Quacks have replaced qualified doctors in Sindh and are playing with the lives of the poor people of the province, said Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Anwar Zaheer Jamali on Saturday. He was addressing the 15th annual convocation of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences in Jamshoro as the chief guest.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1051164/healthcare-in-sindh-lumhs-graduates-get-life-lessons-from-cjp-jamali/
Sindh government to strengthen security of educational institutes
The Sindh government has decided to beef up security of the educational institutions by taking some concrete preventive and protective measures. The measures included strengthened further intelligence work, patrolling along the borders of Sindh with Punjab and Balochistan and deployment and patrolling of police and Rangers in the areas where schools are located.
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-20/page-15/detail-0
Girls' wing of new government school blown up in South Waziristan
Militants blew up part of a newly constructed government school in the South Waziristan region late Friday night, a spokesman for a wing of the Pakistani Taliban said on Saturday, the latest in a string of attacks on educational institutions.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1240784/girls-wing-of-new-government-school-blown-up-in-south-waziristan
No representation of student unions in syndicates
Federal and Provincial governments have given no representation to student unions in the syndicates of universities established during the past 18 years. This shows that the present government and previous governments do not want to restore the student unions.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-22-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_11.gif
Scientific conference in Khairpur Medical College
Khairpur Medical College will conduct scientific conference on 22nd February. Doctors from different parts of the world will participate in the conference. They will brief the audience about scientific treatments of different ailments.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-22-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_08.gif
Students urged towards Social Work
Dr. Adeeb Rizvi, Director Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, has urged the students to continue social work with full honesty. He appreciated the social work in progress since 2006 by SIUT. They shouldn’t be afraid of the hurdles that come across in the social work.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-21-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_10.gif
HEC provides funds for promotion of Social Sciences
Higher Education Commission has sought suggestions regarding the Thematic Grant Program, started to promote social sciences. It has also provided funds for the promotion of social sciences and encouraging social sciences experts and researchers through this program.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-20-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_02.gif
LLM classes in Latif University
Vice Chancellor, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto School of Law, Dr. Parveen Shah inaugurated the LLM classes in Latif University. She recalled the prowess of Muhammad Ali Jinnah as a barrister while speaking at the occasion.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-02-21/page-12
APS still haunts us by Aisha Sarwari
When terrorists stormed into the Army Public School (APS) last year on December 16, 2014 and murdered 144 of Pakistan’s young children, one of them a little girl, we felt its reverberations in every aspect of our lives. The state awakened from is slumber and was forced to turn towards the menace of extremism that thrived in its recesses.
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-23/page-7/detail-3
School safety by Muhammad FarukhNaseer
Barely a month after the one year anniversary of APS attack, Pakistanis faced a nightmarish sense of déjà vu as militants stormed Bacha Khan University and took twenty precious lives. The militancy situation in our country, especially threat level to educational institutions, is getting worse despite uninterrupted efforts by Government who is striving best to fight against terrorism.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-23/page-7/detail-5
Torture in academic institutions By Kajal Chatterjee
Kudos to Syed Najaf Raza for his humanitarian letter titled “Ragging”(PO, February 22). Do the parents admit their children to colleges and universities to get physically abused by the uncivilised brute “brilliant” students who form the “future of the society”? The menace of ragging is indeed increasing by leaps and bounds.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/02/23/torture-in-academic-institutions/
Up gradation of Public sector schools
ACTIONS speak louder than words. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has proved this true by displaying his deep interest and taking practical steps in promoting the cause of education- a step that is of fundamental importance to ensure bright and prosperous Pakistan for future generations.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/02/21/upgradation-of-public-sector-schools/
Pakistan’s schools in state of war By Munawar Khaldoon Shahid
The APS attack left the whole nation in agony. Whole political leadership got united against the menace of terrorism but and formulated National Action Plan for that purpose.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-23&edition=LHR&id=2194324_18395044
Hurdles in children education By Mehnaz Rehman
Children of poor countries face many hurdles in education. For example, there is shortage of schools for children. Secondly, the teachers are not trained for the subjects they are teaching.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103355056&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160220
Higher education and our demise
According to the Global Competitive Index, the standard of higher education in Pakistan is quite abysmal. It ranks 122 out of 140 in terms of Higher Education. in contrast, India ranks 90 in this category.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-20-2016/pindi/pic.asp?picname=06_03.gif
New perspective of teaching in South Asia By Manzoor Mallaah
It seems that in future, I-Pads and other technologies will replace the heavy textbooks in South Asia. For the first time, some book has been transformed to an App in local language in Pakistan. Sindhi and Pakistani Community are going to benefit from this App.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103359045&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160222
Nawaz Sharif, Marium Nawaz and revolution in Education By Nawaz Raza
Two months back, Nawaz Sharif had announced to start Education Reforms Package for 422 schools of Federal Capital for their renovation and improvement of teaching standards. 22 crore rupees were spent during the past two months for this program.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-22/page-7/detail-0
Prime Minister intermingling with the children By Asar Chohan
Prime Minister visited Azan Khan Shaheed Model School along with his daughter and finance minister. PM socialized with the children and asked about their fathers’ professions and their issues.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-21/page-5/detail-0
Government Schools and the quality of education
Upon his visit to a model school of Islamabad, PM Nawaz stressed that he won’t tolerate any compromise on quality of education. He directed that the quality of education should be improved through curriculum reforms.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-21&edition=LHR&id=2189698_92025612
Whither reverence for teachers? By Obed Suhail
These are strange times for teachers. Many teachers are now more nervous about walking into parent-teacher meetings than students and their parents. Teachers have to face embarrassment in front of students when parents hold them responsible for all mistakes and failures of their children. When teachers are treated discourteously, students also stop respecting them.
Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/02/20/comment/whither-reverence-for-teachers/
The politics of education by Dr Shahid Siddiqui
The conservative paradigm of education believes in the fixity of knowledge and focuses on its transmission from one generation to the next generation. The major assumption underlying this paradigm is that the learners are just clean slates or empty vessels and the teacher’s job is to write on these ‘clean slates’ and fill the ‘empty vessels’ with the fixed body of knowledge.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/100021-The-politics-of-education
BUSES for degree college By Khalifa Arman
Atta Shad Degree college has more than 3,500 students, but shockingly there are just four buses and more shockingly the annual budget of fuel is Rs 5,00000 which is next to nothing. In reality, these four buses are running between far-flung areas to pick and drop students. One bus goes in a remote area which is almost 55 kilo meters in my estimation and same is case with other three buses.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/02/22/buses-for-degree-college/
Controlling Universities Editorial
Since 2013, after the Sindh government passed the Sindh Universities Amendment Act (SUAA), it has been in conflict with academics over who has the authority to control the affairs of the university. The Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (Fapuasa) has threatened to boycott educational activities at all varsities.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/99880-Controlling-universities
STUDENTS allowed guns in classrooms Editorial
IN a lamentable development, the University of Texas at Austin, the US agreed on Wednesday to allow students to carry guns into classrooms, months after state law-makers passed a bill outlawing guns bans at public universities. In reaction, some faculty members have threatened to quit rather than allow students to carry guns in an environment that is meant for learning and debate.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/02/20/students-allowed-guns-in-classrooms/
Letters to editors
I am a student at Islamia University, Peshawar. It is lamentable that the university library does not function properly. No book has been issued to students for the last two years. Students pay good money at the university. The least the university’s law department and the department of library studies could do is provide a minimally functioning facility.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1050529/dysfunctional-library/
It is very important to make the youth realize importance of education. Education is the only savior of hard times. It is imperative for state to take substantial steps for promoting education.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103359052&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160222
Arabic should be mandatory
The purpose of this letter is to have the attention of Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan for a very pertinent issue. Zia ul Haq had introduced Arabic as a compulsory subject till Grade 8th. It was made optional three years back. Now it should be introduced as a compulsory subject till Grade 10th.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-22/page-15/detail-10
MSc classes should be started in Government College Kamalia
Kamalia is the biggest sub-division of Toba Tek Singh. Its population is more than the population of district head quarter. Govt. PST College is the only degree college of Kamlia. MSc classes should start in that college.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-21/page-19/detail-10
Why isn’t Urdu the medium of education?
Urdu is our national language. We understand everything in Urdu very well. But our leaders don’t understand the fact that the medium of education should also be Urdu.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-22&edition=LHR&id=2192442_23363651
Thousands of people on roads protesting against kidnapping of students
Karak: Thousands of people held protest against kidnapping of a girl student at Karak.
Protest against sealing of Government Primary School
Nowshera: The Officers Association Elementary and Secondary Nowshera held a protest demonstration in Nowshera Cantt, against the sealing of the Government Primary School Nowshera Cantt.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.2
Daily Mashriq, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No. 3
Measures being taken to operate dysfunctional schools in province
Peshawar: The spokesmen, The Elementary and Secondary Education Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cleared that the department taken steps to restore the closed schools of the province. He showed his displeasure and sadness on the news published in the local school about the closure of 86 schools of the province.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.2
Action will take against teachers involved in negligence: Haji Nisar
Abbottabad: The District Education Officer Mansehra, Mr. Haji Nisar Muhammad said that no tolerance negligence of the teacher. He said that according to the provincial agenda, they are taking steps for the promotion of education.
Complete Story: Daily Aaj, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No. 3
Notice should be taken against absence of teachers
Peshawar: The residents of suburb area of Peshawar Sheikhan demanded from the government to take notice of absent teachers from the school and also non provision of stipend for the girls.
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Shortage of teaching staff affects student’s valuable time: Abdullah Shah
Pabbi: The provincial leader, the peoples Students Federation, Mr. Abdullah Shah visited the Akbar Pura Degree College and met with college staff & students and discussed the college issues. He showed his displeasure on the security, staff deficiency, and non-provision of drinking water, student’s college cards and Sui gas facility to the college. He informed that lack of teaching staff and vacant posts effects the study of the students, demanding from the government to take notice and provide all these facilities otherwise the Peoples Students Federation will force to hold the protest.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No. 3
Demand for bus facility for Model School
District Lasbela: A bus should be provided to Government Model High School because, due to unavailability of transport facility children are facing problems to reach the school. Mr. Muhammad Ramzan requested Government to provide school bus to them.
Demand to appoint principal in Model High school Khuzdar
District Khuzdar: The Balochistan National Party Khuzdar district spokesperson said that the post of Head Master in Model High school is vacant for last 05 years, while a 16 grade science teacher is performing duties as acting principal, demanding from the CM Balochistan, the Secretary Education to appoint 18 grades Head Master against the vacant post.
Educated nations can cover the span of development: JTI Nazriyati
District Quetta: The Central convener of JTI Nazriyati, along with others said that JTI Nazriyati is striving hard for the implementation of Islamic system in homeland. They said workers of party should focus on education because educated nations can cover the span of development. They also recommended party workers to focus on party mission and vision for wide propagation along with curriculum activities.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 6
Teacher’s recruitment process in pending from 1.5 years
District Mastoong: The educational emergency imposition is in vain; Teacher’s recruitment process is pending for 1.5 years in Mastung; while the meritorious candidates are in panic conditions and feeling anxiety, due to delay in recruitments.
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 8
Parents complain against vulgar behavior of Girls School Gardner
District Multan: The parents have complained to the DCO Multan against the vulgar behavior of Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Qadirpur Raan, Multan, declaring that gardner named Tanveer passes cheap remarks to the girls and indulges in indecent actions.
Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No. 8
56 institutions including Zakariya University declared most sensitive
District Multan: The secret agencies have declared 56 Institutions of Multan District including Zakariya University as most sensitive, in view of security and included these institutions in A category. Sources said there were 2800 Private Schools and Colleges in the District of Multan, but only 1386 were registered. Sources also said that there were 1406 Government Schools in the District of Multan and 115 of them were included in A category.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-02-23/page-03
Dera education board to hire experts for marking of answer sheets
District Dera Ghazi Khan: The Dera Ghazi Khan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education has decided to hire experts for the marking answer sheets of the Matriculation Examinations 2016. The interested candidates who want to offer their services for this purpose have been asked to fill up relevant forms on the website of the Board and also send attested copies of their testimonials to the Chairman of the Board.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 2
Ghazi Medical College students continue protest
District Dera Ghazi Khan: The Students of Ghazi Medical College continued their protest on 11th day against the non-registration of the Ghazi Medical College by the Government, not allowing the Staff and Students to enter into the College.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 8
Girls School occupied by influential person since years
District Rahim Yar Khan: The residents of Basti Khudda Bux told the press that Government Iqra Primary School Basti Khudda Bux was constructed 20 years ago, but the classes are never being launched yet. A person named Abdul Aziz has occupied the school and is using it as a residence.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 6
Education works department employee’s protest over nonpayment of salary
District Dadu: The employees of education works department held protest against not releasing of salary for the last eight months.
Teacher did not attend school after biometric verification
District Sukkur: The Government Primary School, village Bachal Shah is dysfunctional for past three years. Even the teacher did not attend school after biometric verification.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-02-23/news/page2/1%20(7).htm
With held results of first years did not release
District Mirpur Khas: The students of first year could not fill their intermediate examination forms due to not releasing of their first year result. Result of many students was with held.
Secretary Education takes notice of stoppage of stipend
District Sanghar: The Secretary Education, Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho has established Office of RSU in DO office, while taking notice of not releasing of scholarship stipend to the poor girls. The girls and parents will be guided with easy steps.
Two Primary Schools could not be restored
District Sukkur: The two closed schools of village Sher Muhammad Malik and Allah Rakhio Malik could not be restored, after two years. Hundreds of children are deprived of getting Primary Education.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-02-23/news/page3/1%20(9).htm
SUP protest against closure of schools
District Dadu: The members of Sindh United Party held protest against closure of number of schools in Kacho where education is ruined.
Celebration of world Scouts Day
Hyderabad: World Scouts Day was celebrated at Government Naval Rai Hera Nand High School Hyderabad.
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Villagers protest against closure of Girls School
District Thatto: The residents of village Abdul Qadir Lashari, near Mirpur Sakiro, held protest against the closure of village Girls Middle School, declaring that teachers did not attend school, for past two years.
Protest against Head Mistress on collection of illegal fees
District Naushehro Feroz: The parents stood against the injustice of Head Mistress of Government Girls High School Pad Eden, on collection of illegal fees from the students.
Protest against closure of school
District Qamber Shahadadkot: The residents of Khuda Bux Mugheri stood against the closure of their village Primary School since years.
Teachers protest against DEO education
District Qamber Shahdadkot: Hundreds of teachers held protest on the call of GSTA, against the DEO Education on remaining absent from his office since months.
Forty percent children in Sindh do not attend schools
Karachi: The Senior Minister for Education Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said that forty percent children in Sindh are not attending schools; whereas the steps are being taken to take them to school. He said that main cause is absence of teachers from schools.
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Security could not be managed for educational institutes of Larkana
District Larkana: The District Government could not implement the security, for the educational institutes of Larkana city. Only high profile institutes are provided security, whereas the other schools left behind.
Sewerage water before school building
District Badin: The building of Government Boys Primary School, Itefaq Colony, is surrounded with sewerage water since last year. The students have to face difficulties.