24th June 2016

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Principal to be appointed in Government High School

Tahna: The Government High School no. 1 Tahna of Malakand Division is operating without Principal for a long time, which is very disappointing and surprising. Many Social and Political leaders feel shocked on such news and demanded the appointment of Principal because the school can run better in the presence of Principal otherwise this school is of no use for public. Many other posts besides Principal post are also vacant

Complete Story:   http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2

Higher Secondary School Speen Dhand must be upgraded to Degree level

Barra: The chairman District Barra Welfare organization Khaqim Khan demanded to give Higher Secondary School Speen Dhand the rank of Degree so that all the problems of students would be resolved then. He said this area has a population of 2 lac and almost 200 students every year complete heir initial education but unable to have further education in Peshawar Colleges so it would be better to build a college for these students.Regarding this, all the facilities of furniture and space are available only staff is required.

Complete Story:   http://naibaat.com.pk/Pre/peshawar/Page03.aspx

Working Folks Grammar school teachers deprived of salaries for 5 months

DI Khan: The Working Focus Grammar school teachers have been deprived of salaries for last 5 months which is cruelty and unkind attitude with these teachers.One billion and several million have been released for teachers but still teachers don’t get their salaries from months.

Complete Story:   Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.8

SSC exams, BISE Abbottabad is accused of unfair marking

Haripur: Due to the presence of black sheep in Abbottabad Board of Intermediate, unfair marking system has been revealed, due to which students feel their future has been jeopardized because of unfair checking carried out by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) officials.

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

83 thousand government teachers will get training from British Council: Muhammad Atif

Peshawar: The Provincial Minister for Education Muhammad Atif Khan said to enhance the standard of the government school teachers. He said "we are arranging training for 83 thousand teachers of the government schools and introducing new technology in educational boards.The minister said that in 1st phase 400 government schools would be linked with this technology while it would gradually be replicated to the entire 28000 government schools. He added that his technology is designed to bring betterment in the management of schools and promote a culture of transparency and accountability in this school.

Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.2

Biometric system installed in 35 Higher Secondary Schools

Peshawar: The Department of Primary and Secondary  has introduced a Biometric system to ensure the attendance of teachers. In 1st phase , Biometric system will be installed in 450 higher secondary Schools and out of which in 35 higher secondary Schools  Biometric system has installed.

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

Protest held at Bannu University

Bannu: A protest was held outside University of Science and Technology (UST) Bannu over its alleged involvement in discriminatory practices and nepotism.

Complete Story:  Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.5

Ratio of girls' schools increased to 70 per cent in KP: Minister Atif Khan

Peshawar: The Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Muhammad Atif Khan said on Thursday that due to priority to female education by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led KP government, the ratio of girls' schools has increased to 70 percent. He added that for the first time the provincial government was establishing the first ever girls’ cadet college in the province that shows its interest towards female education. He said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of government girls’ primary school Daag Behsud constructed under Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) program at Nowshera. UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi also addressed the ceremony.

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

Daily  Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.2


Khuzdar Educational institutions are victims of discrimination; student’s future is at risk

District Khuzdar: Khuzdar is the 2nd largest city of Balochistan and the center of political leadership. Khuzdar Educational institutions are victims of discrimination; student’s future is at risk. RegrettablyGovernor is creating hindrances in the establishment of sub-campus of the Balochistan University of Engineering Khuzdar in Hub. Khuzdar is also native city of CM Baluchistan yet Educational deprivation in the city is beyond once imagination.   

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p3/story.php?param=kazader-taleemi.jpg

Educated youth is wondering for employment: President Khidmat-e-Khalq Society

District Chaman: The President Khidmat-e-Khalq Society Mr. Gulzar Achak said people from other districts are being adjusted in Qilla Abdullah while local educated youth is wondering on roads for employment opportunities. He demanded to take legal action against illegal appointments.

Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No. 2

Commitment to giving Quranic Education in schools is commendable: Aaqif Saeed

District Quetta: The Government commitment to giving Quranic & Arabic Education in schools is commendable. Administrator Tanzeem-e-Islami Hafiz Aaqif Saeed shared the views in Quran academy that teaching of Quranic Education aims to aware students from commandments of Allah & his messenger.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103592562&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160624

Scientific instruments will be provided to schools soon: BSTU

District Qalat: Balochistan Science Teachers union BSTU applauded statement of Federal Secretariat Ministry of Science & Technology & Chairman Pakistan Science Federation Mr. professor Muhammad Ashraf Khan that scientific instruments will be provided to all schools of Balochistan. In first round, scientific instruments will be provided to all Girls & Boys Model schools of district headquarter.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 6

Local female students should be given admission in Harnai midwifery school: Paramedics

District Harnai: All Pakistan Paramedical Staff Federation district Harnai spokesperson demanded from CM Balochistan, Chief Secretary Balochistan & concerned officials that notice should be taken of inactiveness of midwifery school Harnai and embezzlement of development funds. Local female students should be given admission in midwifery school on preference basis instead of non-local candidates. The principal of the school is misusing funds. Basic facilities in school should be provided to students.

Complete Story: Daily Azadi Quetta, Page No. 3


Bogus appointments of educators in Multan

District Multan: Education Department alleged that eight Educators in District Multan enjoying salaries from past one year with bogus orders. FIR has been submitted but covered with non-serious inquiries by the department. The influential mafia used its power by taking Rs.300,000 as a bribe for bogus appointments. Education concerning officials asked over the action not taken yet against the bogus appointment.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-24/page- 08 

Transfer policy of Education Officers could be started

District Multan: Transfer of Education Officers in Punjab could be started; relevant record about appointment of Executive District Officers-Education, Deputy District Education Officers has been received within a day and expected transfer process will be completed before June 30th. MPA and MNA have started to gain benefit from the chance by using their powers for their relative’s transfer.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-24/page- 08

100,000 students will provide laptop on merit: Makhdoom Adeel-ur-Rehman

District Rahim Yar Khan: In a Laptop distribution ceremony at Comsats University Mr. Makhdoom Adeel Ur Rehman, Chief Coordinator of Prime Minister for Youth Program or Higher Education has expressed that 100,000 laptops have been distributed on a merit basis, while in next phase more 1 lacs laptops will be distributed for promoting the quality Education.

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

Parents demanded to fulfill vacant posts

District Rajanpur: The local community and Parents have demanded to Provincial Minister of Education and Secretary Education Punjab to immediately fulfill all vacant included principals’ post of Girls Degree Collage Dajal.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 9

Punjab Government takes notice of stolen computers

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab Government has taken a strict action on the complaint has received  for  stolen computers of IT labs in all over the Punjab and instructed the District Education Officer for inquiries and shared  report with relevant  authorities.

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

Instructions to PEF schools for adopting safety measures against Dengue

District Rahim Yar Khan: In the light of expected monsoon rain in all over Punjab, PEF Authorities has instructed its partner’s schools to make necessary safety arrangements against dengue Virus.

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

Substandard material uses in school construction

District Rahim Yar Khan: School Council Members and concerned citizens have protested against using the poor quality material for construction in School rooms at old Government Boys High School Chak No.123/10R Adda Pul No.14.  They have appealed to Chief Minister of Punjab, Secretary Education, and District Coordination Officer Khanewal to take quick notice against the responsible. 

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 5


Thousands of illegal appointments exposed in Education Department

District Jacobabad: The Deputy Secretary Education has announced one thousand Teaching and Non-Teaching Employees of Education Department illegally appointed, while he has called 220 employees to his office, along with the record, on 28, 29th of June. He has issued a letter to the District Education Officer Jacobabad, on the directives of the Secretary Education, Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130407025&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160624

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Ratio of Girls’ Schools increases to 70pc in KP

Special Assistant to Chief Minister for Information and Higher Education Mushtaq Ghani on Thursday expressed concern over the delay in appointment of Frontier Education Foundation (FEF) colleges’ staff in government colleges and directed Department of Higher Education to complete the process in 15-day.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/24/girls-schools-ratio-increases-to-70pc-in-kp/


Demand for the inquiry of Kohistan school project

The residents of Gagool Guber Nullah village in Kohistan have approached the anti-corruption establishment to demand an inquiry into the construction of a primary school in a dangerous mountainous area to what they called embezzle funds.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1266878/inquiry-into-kohistan-school-project-demanded


New education policy

Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Peshawar Mohammad Atif Khan has said that PTI Government is focusing on women education, according to new policy percentage of girls schools increased to 70%. They are also forming first girls Cadet College in the history of Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2016-06-24/page-2


Appointment of Pro-VC of Islamia Varsity

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, who is also the Chancellor of Islamia College University (ICU), Peshawar, has appointed Prof Dr. Naushad Khan as pro-vice chancellor of the university for a period of two years, said an official statement here on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1266897/pro-vc-of-islamia-varsity-appointed


Convent students excel in exams

The students of Presentation Convent High School excelled in the matriculation examinations for 2016 of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Peshawar. Three students of the school are among the top 20 position holders. They include Nada Sohail Elahi, who got 1,023 marks, Aamna Ilyaseen, who got 1,022 marks, and Warda johar, who got 1,019 marks.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1266880/convent-students-excel-in-exams




Summer vacation will disturb the examination system

Provincial President of Teachers Association Ismail Qasim has said that summer vacation will affect the examination. If holidays will be given during Ramadan it may disturb the continue exams of students. Education Department first announced to start the exams from 20th June.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103592525&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160624




Medical students call for justice

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Medical College Muzaffarabad students staged a demonstration on Thursday, a day after a fierce clash with the police. However, after holding meetings with top administration officials assured them that their demands would be met, the protesters dispersed peacefully.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1266874/medical-students-call-for-justice




Compulsory education of holy Quran till 12th Class

Federal Government has approved the scheme, compulsion of Holy Quran education for the Muslim students from class 1 to 12th. Its first phase will start after the summer holidays in different cities where the non-formal schools follow the federal system.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-24-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=1442.gif


AS/A Level Orientation Session held at Roots College

Roots College International, Flagship Millennium Campus I-9/3, Islamabad held an interactive O Level/IGCSE and AS/A Level Orientation Session on National Career Counseling aimed at facilitating college students who wished to study at RCI Millennium Campus I-9/3 and aspired to go abroad for academic and career goals.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/24/asa-level-orientation-session-held-at-roots-college/


School fee limits: CADD notifies new rules for fee determination

The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has notified the Registration and Fee Determination Rules 2016 (RFDR), according to which no private schools would be allowed to charge fees in excess of the set limit.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1129089/school-fee-limits-cadd-notifies-new-rules-fee-determination/


Formation of Chinese Language Center in Open University

Open University decided to open Chinese Language Center for promoting the Chinese language. An agreement was signed with China Yunnan Open University.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2016-06-24/page-2


Laptops distributed among MS, Ph.D. students

Moe than 700 laptops was distributed among M.S and Ph.D. scholars of the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) under Phase-II of the Prime Minister’s Scheme here Thursday.
The ceremony held at CIIT Islamabad Campus. The students received the laptop with latest specifications working both as computer and notepad. In addition, an Internet device was also part of the package.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/24/laptops-distributed-among-ms-phd-students/





Czech Ambassador & HEC Chairman discuss collaboration in Higher Education

Jan Fury, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Pakistan on Thursday visited Higher Education Commission (HEC) Secretariat and discussed collaboration in the field of higher education with Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed welcomed the Ambassador and presented an overview of HEC’s initiatives and achievements during last 13 years.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/24/czech-ambassador-hec-chairman-discuss-collaboration-in-higher-education/



Cooperation in Vocational Education between Pakistan & Turkey discussed

Turkish Ambassador in Pakistan Sadiq Babar Girgin here on Thursday called the Executive Director National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema. The main purpose of this meeting was to promote the cooperation and exchange in the vocational and educational field between Pakistan and Turkey and explore new areas of technical training.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/24/cooperation-in-vocational-education-between-pakistan-turkey-discussed/


CADD make rules for private schools; PIERA yet to prove itself effective

The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has issued a notification laying down new rules for private educational institutions in Islamabad. According to the notification, the institutes have been barred from increasing fees whenever they want. 

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/06/23/city/islamabad/cadd-make-rules-for-private-schools-piera-yet-to-prove-itself-effective/


AIOU inks accord with Chinese Varsity to uplift learning activities

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) entered into an agreement with China's Yunnan Open University (YNOU) for establishing a collaborative partnership in educational exchange programmes. Both the sides decided to benefit from each other expertise and experience for strengthening their respective faculties in various disciplines.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-24/lahore/4848/21629


PPAF contributes Rs 2 million to NUST Trust Fund

The Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) has given a Rs 2 million endowment to the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) Trust Fund. The endowment will be used to establish a scholarship fund for the benefit of eligible students enrolled at NUST. The scholarship, to be known as Italian Development Corporation/PPAF Scholarship Endowment Fund, will be managed by the NUST Trust Fund.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-24/lahore/4849/21640


QAU’s land for PIDE hangs in balance over internal differences

The issue of giving the land of the Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) to the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) hangs in the balance as many forums have rejected the proposed idea. Last year the PIDE management had formally requested the QAU for acquiring 17 acres land worth Rs 500 million.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-24/lahore/4849/21641


FIA levels, NCHD officials deny corruption charges

FIA Deputy Director, Anti-Corruption Circle, wrote a letter on May 5, 2016, to Madam Razina Alam, NCHD Chairperson copy of which is exclusively available with The News mentioning that directors of NCHD Iqbal-ur-Rehman and Javed Azam were appointed at lump sum salary of Rs150,000 as PC-1 on a contract basis from 2009 to 2013.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/130238-FIA-levels-NCHD-officials-deny-corruption-charges




Children engaged in labour to be admitted in schools

Provincial Minister for Labour and Human Resource, Raja Ashfaq Sarwar has said that authentic facts and figures of child labour in three sectors comprising auto workshops, service stations and petrol pumps, hotels, and restaurants have been collected by the survey of Bureau of Statistics (BOS) in ten districts of the province.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/24/children-engaged-in-labour-to-be-admitted-in-schools/


Danish authority would hire teachers on contract

The Danish Schools Authority would hire the permanent teachers on contract. This was decided between the Danish Schools Authority and Department of Schools Education Punjab. The permanent teachers have expressed their reservations on pension, gratuity, and service.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-24&edition=LHR&id=2448140_49739217



Teachers’ countrywide protest after Eid

The Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association will hold a countrywide protest after Eid against the government for not reinstating 75 per cent rebate on income tax for teachers in the 2016-17 budget.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1266849/teachers-countrywide-protest-after-eid


Hearing on dismissal of contract teachers of Aitchison College adjourned

The hearing on the case of the dismissal of contract teachers of Aitchison College was adjourned at Lahore High Court. The hearing has been adjourned till today and the judge has summoned the lawyers for debate.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-24&edition=LHR&id=2447988_84022443


Dr. Qaiser assigned additional charge to Ghazi Varsity VC

The Governor Punjab/Chancellor has assigned additional charge of the post of Vice Chancellor of Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan to Prof. Dr. Qaiser Mushtaq Vice Chancellor, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur. The Higher Education Department, Government of the Punjab issued a notification in this regard yesterday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/24/dr-qaiser-assigned-ghazi-varsity-vc-additional-charge/


Lahore University to organize International Conference

The university of Lahore would organize an international conference. It would be a three-day conference. The conference is being organized by the collaborations of Lahore Business School, University of Lahore and Society for Asian Management Research.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-24&edition=LHR&id=2448141_40375010




Amendment In Laws of private schools

Education Department Sindh has made amendment in laws of Private Schools. Private schools will not be restricted to pay ‘Free ship’ 10% of aggregate enrolment. Amendments are made by keeping in view benefit of Private Schools.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103592609&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160624



Reduction in fees structures of private schools

Federal Government has issued an instruction to Private Schools for reducing their fees structure. According to notification, minimum strength of each class must be 30; they will be bound to give national holidays.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-24-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_12.gif 


Remedial Center in KU to be inaugurated today

Professor Dr. Azhar Rizvi Remedial Center at Karachi University would be inaugurated today. The ceremony would take place at 10.30 am in the building of the department of education. The head of the University Professor Dr. Muhammad Qaiser would be the chief guest at the occasion.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-24&edition=KCH&id=2447594_45237050


First Chairpersons Conference at Dawood University

The first chairpersons conference at Dawood University of Engineering and Technology was held at the university. The conference was aimed to enhance the performance of the academic departments of the university.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-06-24&edition=KCH&id=2447596_48410233


NAB raids KU second time this month

Officials of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) were on Thursday reported to have conducted a second raid at the University of Karachi (KU), in the month of June. The officers were claimed to have entered the university premises at around 9:30am and remained inside the campus till 2:30 in the afternoon.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/130184-NAB-raids-KU-second-time-this-month



Liaqat Medical University accepted the demands of employees

Jamshoro Liaqat Medical University has accepted the demands of Staff Welfare Association. These demands include Haj policy for employees, guard allowance 3000 rupees, and 50% discount in medical tests of LUMS diagnostic and research laboratories.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-24-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_11.gif




Funds for madrassah

Doling out public funds to forward political agendas is a well-established practice in Pakistan. Out of many such instances, one particular political donation has been in the news of late. According to reports, the PTI-led KP government has put aside Rs300m for Darul Uloom Haqqania, located in Akora Khattak, from the recently passed provincial budget.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1266801/funds-for-madressah


Letters to Editor


Education In Balochistan by Guljan Shay Ibrahim

In Balochistan, according to an official report 1.6 million children are out of schools and majority of those are counted girls. Balochistan with a great strategic importance has been neglected due to poor governance; however, the education crisis is very serious at the moment as compared with other parts of the country. Half of the population in the Province does not have access to education.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/24/education-in-balochistan-2/

Regional Press: