24 November 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Most teacher groups back independent against ‘friends’ group

 Most of the teachers’ groups at the University of Peshawar (UoP) have put weight behind the ‘independent’ candidates against the ‘powerful’friends’ group to break its monopoly over the Peshawar University Teachers Association (Puta) as election for the body is scheduled to be held on November 26 (Thursday).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-353040-Most-teacher-groups-back-independent--against-Friends-group

Archive Libraries to be named after martyrs of APS Peshawar

Speaker Provincial Assembly, Asad Qaiser and his special aide visited the archive libraries. They inspected the preparations for the ceremony to be held for commemorating the martyrs of APS Peshawar. Speaker has given the directive to name the archive libraries after the martyrs of APS Peshawar.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103193059&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151124


Protest of students of Imam Ghazali Medical College

The boys and girls of Imam Ghazali Medical College staged a demonstration against the expected threat of closure of the medical college. The future of more than 300 students is threatened due to the sword of Damocles hanging on the future of Medical College.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103192110&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151124


Sports Festivals of Malakand’s Higher Secondary Schools come to an end

The sports festivals of Malakand’s Higher Secondary Schools have come to an end. Govt. High School Jolgram bagged the first position in Naat Competition, National Anthem Competition and Badminton Tournament.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-11-24/page-2


Elections of Teachers Union Buner

Liaqat Hussain, Wali Zadah and Rafiullah have been elected as President, General Secretary and Press Secretary of the Teachers Union Buner.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-11-24/page-2


Students seek reopening of Afghan medical university

Students have expressed concern over the closure of a private medical university and have asked the provincial government to immediately reopen the institute to save their future.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-353043-Students-seek-reopening-of-Afghan-medical-university




Culture takes preference over uniformity in KP’s schools

Education Minister says PTCs will determine appropriate attire. Minister for education Mohammad Atif Khan said after mutual consultation with teachers, parents and other stakeholders, the government will introduce new school uniform base on regional preference.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201011240045&EN_ID=11201011240012&EMID=11201011240005



400 FATA schools facing closure under rationalization plan

Teachers, students will be shifted to nearby schools if governor approve the plan. More than 400 schools in the FATA are likely to be closed down in the name of “enhancing quality education” in the region official said.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=24_11_2015_007_006




Test for scholarships of Grade 5

According to a statement of DEO office, the exams for scholarships of Grade 5 will be held from Nov. 29, 2015.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103191884&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151124


Distribution of stipends to students

Nasrullah Zehri of Pashtunkhwah Milli Awami party distributed MPA cheques amongst scores of students. Addressing on the occasion, he said that the distribution of scholarships worth millions to thousands of students is a historical step.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103191900&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151124


Nationwide Students Referendum

IJT will hold a nationwide students referendum today. The referendum ‘uniform system, uniform curriculum and one language’ will be held for the implementation of uniform curriculum in the country. IJT wants to stress that curriculum must be designed by subject specialists. The referendum will be in fact voice of the whole country.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103193318&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151124





Funds should be allocated for Madrissahs

Secretary Finance of Jamiat e Nazriati, Abdul Sattar Shah Chishti stated that his party did not believe in propaganda-based politics. He criticized the ban on allocation of government funds for madrissahs and asserted that allocations of government funds for madrissahs were necessary for bringing them into the mainstream.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-24-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


Education sector is underdeveloped

Chief Minister Balochistan’s Advisor for Education, Sardar Raza Muhammad Barech stated that the education sector in Pakistan is underdeveloped and neglected. Apart from teachers, parents should also play a pro-active role in the education of their children.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103191873&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151124




Talent hunt for top students launched in leading universities

To attract top talent from leading universities across Pakistan, Unilever Talent Hunt (UTH) 2015 has been launched while providing the students an excellent opportunity to showcase their academic and strategic acumen whilst helping Unilever build a stronger affiliation with some of the best educational institutes in the country.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-353058-Talent-hunt-for-top-students-launched-in-leading-universities


Annual Book Fair starts at NUML

The National University of Modern Languages (NUML) arranged a two-day Annual Book Fair 2015 to revive the tradition of book-reading among students, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-353063-Annual-Book-Fair-starts-at-NUML






Book launched on ‘Development Communication

A book titled ‘Development Communication’ highlighting the importance of communication in development sector was launched here on Monday by Riphah International University.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-353065-Book-launched-on-Development-Communication




HEC has registered 12,000 research papers

The number of research papers registered with Higher Education Commission (HEC) in 2002 was 800 which reached 12,000 during the last year. The fact was shared at a seminar organised by the HEC in collaboration with Intellectual Property Organisation (IPO) of Pakistan on Intellectual Property Awareness on Monday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-353070-HEC-has-registered-12000-research-papers


ISOC sign MoU with COMSATS

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Internet Society (ISOC) and Comsats Internet Services (CIS) to establish a pilot project under its flagship Wireless for Communities (W4C) programme in a rural community of Chak Faiz located near Multan, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-353072-ISOC-sign-MoU-with-Comsats


AIOU announces 8-point academic plan

The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) on Monday announced an eight-point academic plan to project intellectual and revolutionary thoughts of great poet and philosopher Dr. Muhammad Iqbal.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-353074-AIOU-announces-8-point-academic-plan



Female Teachers refuse election duty in far-off areas

Over 90 female teachers of a girls’ college have refused to perform duties assigned in far-off rural areas for the local government polls in Islamabad Capital Territory. About 97 teachers of Islamabad Model Postgraduate College for Girls, F-7/2, citing mobility and security issues have asked the concerned officials to replace their duties from far-off rural polling stations to urban areas.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/24-Nov-2015/female-teachers-refuse-election-duty-in-far-off-areas


School celebrates Global Dignity Day

Beaconhouse Newlands School Bani Gala celebrated the Global Dignity Day yesterday in a unique manner where the students and teachers treated the workers and staff of the school to a party.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/24-Nov-2015/school-celebrates-global-dignity-day


Workshop on Financial Management

Faculty Development Academy (FDA), the training wing of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad (CIIT) organized its sixth 3-day workshop on ‘Financial Management’. The workshop was sixth in a series of seven workshops sponsored by the HEC’s Modern governance Program of ‘Indigenous on Campus Trainings’.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=280138


Microsoft launches campaign to promote use of its products by students

Microsoft Pakistan has launched 'Upgrade Your World' campaign aimed at highlighting benefits of utilizing the latest Microsoft products amongst school and college students. Microsoft Pakistan conducted a media briefing on Monday where its Country Manager, Nadeem Malik and Senior Technology Strategist, Jibran Ahmad enumerated objectives of the campaign and also the benefits of optimum utilisation of Windows 10, which has been globally launched.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-24/page-13/detail-5


HEC contractual staffs demands pay

HEC's contractual staff for the development projects has been waiting for increment in their salaries since 2008. The project directors had got their increments by revising PC-1 of the said projects. The remaining staff demanded standardised pay packages either by revising PC-1 or by implementing the notification issued by Finance Division in this regard.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-24/page-13/detail-3







757 UVAS students awarded degrees

As many as 757 graduates of University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) were awarded degrees in the varsity’s 7th convocation held on Monday. Chancellor/Governor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana presided over the convocation in which 163 graduates were conferred DVMs, 173 BS (Hons), 64 Pharm-D, 21 MBA, 12 MBA (Executive), 12 MBF, 16 BBA (Hons), 28 MSc Zoology, 246 MPhil and 22 PhDs degrees. Also 38 position-winning graduates were awarded medals.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-353020-757-UVAS-students-awarded-degrees







Students protest

Dozens of students from Sharif College of Engineering and Technology on Monday protested at Jati Umra, Raiwind near residence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif against non-accreditation of the college’s BSc engineering programmes.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-353023-Students-protest


3 teachers fired for being absent

The Education Department has terminated the services of three teachers in Chiniot and has fined 14 other teachers Rs77,000 each for being absent from duty. Chiniot District Monitoring Officer Chaudhary Javaid Ahmad Tatla said monitoring teams had paid surprise visits to various schools in the district and found 47 teachers absent from duty. He said they had not sought prior leave from their head of department.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/997098/accountability-3-teachers-fired-for-being-absent/


Dr Umer appointed Director Students Affairs in UoE

Dr. Muhammad Umer Saleem has been appointed Director Students Affairs inUniversity of Education. According to details, Vice Chancellor UoE, Prof. Dr. Rauf-i-Azam has appointed Dr. Muhammad Umer Saleem as Director Students Affairs. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=280130


English paper ‘leaked’ hours before start of BA exam

A question paper of English for BA examination of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) was leaked and available in the market prior to the exam date at the price of 10 to 25 thousand rupees, Pakistan Today has learnt through reliable sources on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/11/23/city/lahore/english-paper-leaked-hours-before-start-of-ba-exam/


Parents should encourage their children to play sports

Parents and teachers should encourage the children towards sports activities. Every segment of the society will have to work hard for the dream of an educated and prosperous Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-24&edition=ISL&id=2002591_71487265


MoU between UAF and TEVTA

University of Agriculture Faisalabad and TEVTA have signed an MoU for capacity building of personnel working in livestock and agriculture sector. According to the contract, three month duration courses of Poultry Farming and Dairy Technician will be introduced.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/24-11-2015/p2/story.aspx?param=5.jpg


Population growth can only be contained through female education

Punjab’s Minister for Social Welfare, Zakia Shahnawaz stated that the burgeoning population growth rate can only be contained through female education. Special focus is being driven towards primary level education of girls in backward areas.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/24-11-2015/p2/story.aspx?param=10.jpg


Lucrative salary packages in Private Medical Colleges

The shortage of professors, associate professors and lecturers in Nishtar Medical College has become a grave issue. The situation is not only unfavorable for the academic activities of students but also detrimental for provision of medical facilities to the patients. Pedagogues are lured towards attractive salary packages from private medical colleges.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/24-11-2015/p8/story.aspx?param=naji.jpg


Students of Shareef Engineering University hold protests

More than 200 students of Shareef Educational College for Engineering and Technology protested in front of the PM House Jati Umrah. They were of the view that the college administration had failed to abide by the conditions of engineering council which has in fact threatened their futures.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103193332&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151124





Pakistan Awareness Program

Boys and girls of Government College of Commerce visited the Workers Convention of Nazria-e-Pakistan Trust, Shaharah-e-Quaid-e-Azam. The visit was carried out as a part of the Pakistan Awareness Program of NPT.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-24/page-9/detail-9


5 year old child sets the record

5 years old student of Rawalpindi, Zaidan Hamid has set a new record by clearing the Microsoft test at such a small age.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103193658&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151124


Security Guards in Schools

In the wake of terror wave, the department of education has decided to hire security guards for the schools. Secretary Abdul Jabbar has given the directives to concerned authorities to implement this decision.

Complete Story:



UVAS convocation: Governor asks students to think critically

University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences held its 7th convocation tomorrow. Governor Punjab, Malik Rafeeq Rajwana presided over the proceedings. 757 graduates were awarded degrees.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1221879/uvas-convocation-governor-asks-students-to-think-critically


Teachers should be granted leaves

The office bearers of Punjab Teachers Union have stressed that the district level education officers have adopted the policy of not granting any sort of leaves to the teachers. They have adopted this policy in order to bag top ranks in the eyes of provincial administration. Teachers should be given the right for leave in case of any emergency.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-24/page-12/detail-10


Embezzlement in the provision of free books

After the disclosure of embezzlements in the provision of free books to government school students, the provincial government has taken notice of the issue.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-24/page-12/detail-9


Developmental projects of Department of Special Education

Provincial Minister for Special Education, Asif Saeed Minhais stated that development projects worth 784,000 million rupees will be completed without any overhead costs or time lags.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-24/page-2/detail-14


Misinformation in text books

The Lahore High Court has asked for the manuscript of text book that stated Pakistan to have 6 provinces. It is worth mentioning that the manuscript has already been sent for printing.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-24-2015/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=1143.gif




Schools association planning protest for principal’s release

The private schools’ association in Landhi is planning to organise a series of protests against the arrest a polio-affected school principal over his suspected links to Taliban militants and has also approached the apex court and police high-ups to probe into the case.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-352998-Schools-association-planning-protest-for-principals-release


NED teachers want issues resolved on a priority basis

The NED University Teachers Association (NETA) on Monday demanded of the varsity’s administration to address the rising grievances of academicians on a priority basis. Speaking to The News, the president of NETA, Professor Dr S M Usman Ali Shah expressed his displeasure at the sheer mismanagement of the university’s affairs, saying that the teachers’ morale was at its lowest ebb as not only a meeting of the selection board had not taken place for the last three years but also the remuneration of evening programmes had been frozen for six years.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-353002-NED-teachers-want-issues-resolved-on-a-priority-basis


Protests at KU over promotion letters

Two groups of the University of Karachi (KU) non-teaching staff’s union staged protests, one after the other, in front of the varsity’s administration block over distribution of promotion letters, on Monday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-353006-Protests-at-KU-over-promotion-letters


Mark sheets of private candidates of Intermediate – I prepared

Controller of Examinations of BSEK, Imran Chishti announced that the mark sheets for intermediate part I candidates have been prepared and will be posted to their place of residence.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103192271&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151124



Entry test in Khairpur Medical College

4174 boys and girls appeared in the entry test of Khairpur Medical College. These figures were revealed by spokesperson of the college. He also said that the results would be displayed on the college’s website.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-11-24/page-2


The City School Group launches the Smart Colleges Project

The City Schools Group has been rendering its services in the field of education for the last 38 years and has 193 branches in all over Pakistan. Now the group has decided to launch its new project of “Smart Colleges”.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2015-11-24/page-8/detail-8


Educational and Training Institutes have become necessary

CM’s advisor for religious affairs, Dr. Abdul Qayyum Somro, said that educational and training institutes have become inevitable for the society. Legislation should be done for establishing Bait ul Maal and Council of Islamic Ideology on provincial level too.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-24&edition=KCH&id=2003225_73519780


Female students can play vital role in development of the country

The Department of Business Administration of Jinnah University for Women organized a research conference in the university campus. Various experts in the field of research were present in the seminar. Prof. Raees Alvi said that female students can play a pivotal role in the development of the country.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-24-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_25.gif


Interviews for post of Chairman in 6 Educational Boards

More than 50 candidates have been interviewed for the merit based appointments on the post of Chairman in 6 Educational Boards. The remaining candidates shall be interviewed on 28th November.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-24-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_18.gif


Universities must nurture humans, instead of just technicians

Through liberal arts, we are teaching subjects that are compulsory but are unfortunately missing in the curriculum, said renowned academic, Dr Deborah Fitzgerald.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/997140/a-brighter-future-universities-must-nurture-humans-instead-of-just-technicians/


Health Insurance: Irregularities in award of Rs20m contract by KU

Serious violations of public procurement rules have been found in the award of a multimillion contract by Karachi University for a health insurance scheme to a private company, it emerged on Monday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1221738


Value of Liberal Arts education highlighted at Habib University

Habib University on Monday organised an academic session 'Enhancing Impact and Effectiveness of University Education-The MIT Story' - in which renowned academician Dr. Deborah Fitzgerald highlighted the importance of a liberal arts education at a global scale as well as its inclusion in the curriculum at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2015-11-24/page-2




Uniform Madrassas

The Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony has said that there is complete unanimity among Ulema of almost all schools, on the need for registration of seminaries. A new proforma has been finalised which will be used to start process of their registration, with the aim of working with honesty and dedication.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/editorials/24-Nov-2015/uniform-madrassas


The Disconnected University By Muhammad Hamid Zaman

The fundamental mission of a modern university is two-fold. First is to disseminate knowledge in a safe and enabling environment and the second is to engage in creation of knowledge through research. Some leading universities in many parts of the world have also added the role of creation of intellectual property and sustainability as their core missions, but let us focus on the first two here. Presumably, these are also the same missions of most (if not all) Pakistani universities.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/996928/the-disconnected-university/


Local governments and the education system By Dr. Mujahid Mansoori

The organizations who promote basic education should engage the local government members for developing a concrete and efficient model for education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-24-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=06_08.gif


Politicians should read newspapers more often By Wusatullah Khan

Whenever the rumors of civil military strife are on the grapevine, politicians usually start remembering their constitutional responsibilities. Milli Yekjehti Council should take a look at international and national level newspapers in order to remain abreast with latest political developments.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/24-11-2015/p10/story.aspx?param=4.jpg


Letters to the Editor


No college

Uthal Tehsil is the District Headquarter of District Lasbela in Balochistan. It consists of five union councils which are Wayaro, Kehnwari, Lakhra, Lyari and Sheh. Uthal city is also a municipal committee itself. All district officers including the DCO, DPO, DEO, DHA, Revenue officer, ADLG and Agriculture officer have their officers situated in the city.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=24_11_2015_009_004


Injustice with student

It is not for the first time in Pakistan that injustice has been committed with a talented student. A recent example of this phenomenon was found in the Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Khuzdar.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/24-Nov-2015/injustice-with-student


Enough PHDs?

The article is based on generalization of specific entities and hence, is far from reality. Suggestions putforth in the article such as conducting presentations for every research article are neither feasible nor beneficial in anyway.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=24_11_2015_009_005

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Imam Ghazali University sealed

Peshawar: Students of Imam Ghazali University held a demonstration in front of Peshawar Press Club. The protesters said that the administration had sealed the University whimsically, jeopardizing the future of more than 300 students.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 2

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103192110&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151124


Students being provided education facilities at their door steps: Amjad Ali

Peshawar: The Special Assistant to Chief Minister for Housing, Dr. Amjad Ali said that the PTI government is providing educational facilities to the students at their door step. Teachers and parents should also play their due role in the promotion of education. These views were shared by him during the inauguration ceremony of Government Primary School Fiza Gut, Swat.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 2


Fraud uncovered in NTS Test in Shangla 

Alpuri: Massive irregularities have been reported during the conduction of NTS test in Shangla. Relatives of candidates taking the exam had been assigned supervision and invigilation duties in the exam hall. Moreover, candidates who had not even passed the course of PST were found to be taking the examination. 
Complete Story:  http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx


Non-availability of building for Mingora Osho Primary School; students protest

Mingora: Students of Government Primary School Osho held protests against the non-availability of school building for the last 5 years. The school building was destroyed 5 ago in a land slide but no efforts for reconstruction have been made since then. 
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 3


7 teachers for 287 students in GHS Mataltaan
Badeen: Only seven teachers are currently available in Government High School Mataltaan to cater to a student population of 287 students. 
Complete Story: Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 2

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/80/akhbar-e-khyber/page/10




Primary School Dashat Terani to be restored soon: Deputy DO Geoni

District Gawadar: BSO District Gawadar’s Senior Leader, Mr. Naseer Ahmed Nagori informed Deputy DO Geoni of the closure of Dasht Terani Darsak School and Center Model Schools. Deputy DO assured of the restoration of these non-functional schools in the near future.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Hundreds of educational institutions of Nasirabad deprived of facilities

District Nasirabad: Education Department Naisrabad while incurring significant costs on the procurement of reading and writing material for raising the standard of education of children has remained rather ignorant of the lack of basic facilities such as furniture and school infrastructure in the schools of Nasirabad.  

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


There is no concept of standard Education in Baluchistan: Noorullah Wattandost

District Quetta: Central Vice President of Jamhori Watan Party, Mr. Noorullah Wattandost said JWP is a fantastic platform for students to gain political experience. He asserted that the number of educational institutions in Balochistan should be substantially increased in order to promote education and that education needs to be standardized across the province. 
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-24-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


Teacher posts vacant in Qilla Saifullah Bandat Mosazai Boys High School

District Qilla Saifullah: For 700 students of Government Boys High school Bandat Mosazai, only 29 teachers are available. Unavailability of Science Lab, Library, ample learning space, washrooms, drinking water and furniture are among the plethora of problems faced by the school. 
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-24-2015/Quetta/page8.asp


Education is government’s 1st priority: Khalid Lango

District Quetta: The Advisor to Chief Minister for Finance, Mr. Khalid Lango stated education is the basic right of every child and the provincial government is striving hard to ensure this right is granted. He added that raising the standard of education in Balochistan is a priority of the provincial government and that the budget for education has been increased from 6% to 24%.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103192049&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151124


Education sector is underdeveloped: Razza Muhammad Barech

Chief Minister Balochistan’s Advisor for Education, Sardar Raza Muhammad Barech stated that the education sector in Pakistan is underdeveloped and neglected. Apart from teachers, parents should also play a pro-active role in the education of their children. 
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103191873&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151124




Punjab Government to introduce LND Program

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab Government has decided to introduce LND Program throughout the province of Punjab to improve English, Urdu, and Mathematics of the students. For this purpose, a booklet has been prepared and has been dispatched to teachers for guiding students. The participating students will be assessed on learning outcomes every month.    

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 8


Computer teachers on contractual jobs after 4 years of service

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The computer teachers that were recruited in 2010 are still on contract and their services have not been regularized despite the passage of 4 years. The officials of the Education Department and District Administration have been tossing about the application files of these teachers from the table of one official to another with petty objections, causing deliberate delays in the processing.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 8


Fake Registration Certificates being issued at EDO Office Bahawalpur

District Bahawalpur: DCO Bahawalpur has taken charge of the registration process of the schools after he encountered complaints of the people regarding the award of fake registration certificates by the EDO Office.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 8


Middle school without teachers

District Vehari: The Government Middle School Chak Number 58/KB has been upgraded to a middle school from the primary school level, but no teachers have been appointed so far. The parents talked to the Press and raised their demands for immediate appointment of teachers.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 2


Poor quality material used in printing of text books

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab Curriculum & Text Book Board has been using sub-standard quality paper for the printing of the text books aimed to be distributed free of cost among government schools and colleges. The government has condemned this act and has asked the PCTBB to submit a report in this regard. 

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




SPLA protests against Principal Degree College Larkana

District Larkana: SPLA continued its protest against Principal Government Degree College Larkana, Mr. Sarwar Qureshi. During their protest, Mr. Abdul Waheed Chandio, Professor Liaquat Abro, Mr. Akber Kalhoro and others alleged that Mr. Qureshi was responsible for the deterioration of academic as well as non-academic environment of the college and that they would continue to protest until he is removed from position. Director Colleges, Mr. Karam Wadho and District Coordinator, Ms. Sakina Gaad visited the campus and inquired about the matter.
Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130334044&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151124


Teachers continue hunger strike on 15th day against nonpayment of salaries

District Khairpur Mirs: Around 314 teachers of other cadre continued hunger strike before the Sessions Court and demanded Chief Secretary Sindh and Education Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro for the release of their salaries.
Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130334045&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151124




Five students got injured from collapse of roof

District Dadu: Five students got injured as a result of the collapse of bits and pieces of the roof at Government Primary School village Mathen Akhkadhai near Kacho. On the occasion, parents of the injured students protested and declared that they had informed higher authorities about the poor condition of the school, but no notice had been taken.

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Citizens protest against set up of T.O office in High School building

District Khairpur Mirs: The citizens of Salih Pat City stood against the setting-up of T.O Education Office in Government High School building while shifting the school’s girls to a college building. The girls are deprived of basic educational facilities in the college building.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130333944&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151124



Protest rally against non-availability of school building

District Khairpur Mirs: Students and teachers protested against the non-availability of school building in village Jarwar. They declared that the old building was destroyed and new building was to be constructed, but no progress had been made so far. 
Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130333946&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151124


Candidates protest against education department Mirpur Khas

District Mirpur Khas: The candidates for 17 grade posts protested against the education department with regards to its non-compliance on the issue of their appointment orders. They stated that the education department had collected huge amounts of money against advertisement of vacant posts, but no appointments had been offered yet.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-11-24/news/page2/1%20(15).htm


Ghost employees list sent to Secretary Education

District Qamber Shahdadkot: Deputy Commissioner Qamber Shahdadkot, Mr. Anwar Ul Haq has sent the list of 431 ghost employees of the education department including, PST, JST and lower staff to the Secretary Education, Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-11-24/news/page8/1%20(29).htm



Girls Primary School closed for last five years

District Jacobabad: The Government Girls Primary School City Bahoo Khoso has been non-functional for the last five years due to the carelessness of the education department. The teachers are not willing to attend school and remain consistently absent.
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School construction work begun on the directives of Deputy Commissioner

District Larkana: The construction work of Government High School near Moen Jo Daro has been started on the directives of Deputy Commissioner Larkana.

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GSTA announces protests against DEO Qambar

District Qambar Shahdadkot: The GSTA Members from District Qamber have announced protests against the DEO of Qambar Shahdadkot and have submitted an NC report at the police station informing upon his consistent absence from the office for a moth.

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P.T.Alif would protest before Chief Minister House

Sukkur: The President P.T.Alif Sukkur, Mr. Sikander Jatoi announced that primary teachers from all over Sindh would protest for their demands before the Chief Minister House on 25thNovember.

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