25 January 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Government Asked To Announce Tamgha E Shujaat For BK University Martyres

Vice Chancellor of Bacha Khan University, Charsadda, Dr Fazal Rahim Marwat Sunday asked federal government to announce special awards ‘Tamgha-e-Shujaat’ for those who sacrificed their lives at Bacha Khan University.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-25/page-5/detail-4


A Thin Red Line: Armed Teachers In Classrooms

Headmaster Naveed Gul walked past the armed guard at the gate into his office. As primary school pupils studied their morning lessons outside, he reached beneath his warm woolly sweater, and pulled out a gun.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-25/page-4/detail-0


Draft Law For Regulating Private Schools Ready For Cabinets Approval

After a delay of over two and a half years, the Elementary and Secondary Education (E&SE) Department has finally prepared draft of a law for regulating private educational institutions, which is likely to be placed for approval of the cabinet next week, according to sources.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1235279/draft-law-for-regulating-private-schools-ready-for-cabinets-approval


New Classrooms Inaugurated At Lakki Schools

District education officer Haziqur Rehman along with district councillor Hanifullah Khan inaugurated the newly-built classrooms in Government Middle School Wanda Kalan on Sunday.

Complet Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/93513-New-classrooms-inaugurated-at-Lakki-school


Schools Directed To Increase Security

District Education Officer (DEO) Haziqur Rehman on Saturday asked the heads of schools to strengthen security at schools.  He issued the directives during visits to several schools on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/93301-Schools-directed-to-increase-security


The Dismal State Of Education In FATA

THE Education Management Information System (EMIS), directorate of education, Fata has recently launched a detailed report which is reflective of the dismal situation of education in tribal areas.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1235068


KP To Have 300 More Community Girls Schools

The Elementary Education Foundation (EEF) has completed arrangements for opening 300 more community girls schools from the upcoming academic year commencing from April, according to sources.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1235072


Blame Game Overshadows Call For Sympathy After Varsity Attack

After terrorists’ attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda on January 20, Pakistan has swiftly thrown the ball in the court of Afghanistan, demanding the neighbouring country to cooperate in bringing the masterminds of the gruesome incident to justice.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1235274



KP Adopts Participatory Arrangements To Secure Educational Institutions

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police would be adopting participatory security arrangements mechanism together with the management of educational institutions to ensure adequate security to millions of students and teachers amid the fresh threats.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/93533-KP-adopts-participatory-arrangements-to-secure-educational-institutions


Bacha Khan University To Reopen For Staff Today

Vice-Chancellor of Bacha Khan University Dr Fazal-ur-Rahim Marwat has said the university will reopen for staff today and classes will begin shortly with the spirit to knock out the forces of evil and darkness.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/93502-Bacha-Khan-University-to-reopen-for-staff-today



Armed And Ready: Teachers To Get Gun Licenses Post BKU Attack

The massacre at the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda has once again sowed the idea of arming teachers at schools and the K-P administration has decided to issue free weapons’ licences for government educational institutes’ employees.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/Story/1033021/armed-and-ready-teachers-to-get-gun-licenses-post-bku-attack/



Father Of Slain Student Wants Terrorism Eliminated

The father of a student who lost his life in the attack on the Bacha Khan University Saturday asked government to take steps to secure educational institutions and save future of the students.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/93302-Father-of-slain-student-wants-terrorism-eliminated


For Education BKU Students Plan Protest Against Lax Security

Bacha Khan University is to reopen on Monday (today), officials told The Express Tribune. On the same day, the varsity’s students will take out a rally from the university to Farooq Azam Chowk in Charsadda.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/Story/1033522/for-education-bku-students-plan-protest-against-lax-security/



17 Vcs Demanded Check Posts At Their Varsities

The vice chancellors of all 17 public universities held a meeting and demanded the establishment of police check posts at their institutes The meeting was held in the wake of the Bacha Khan University attack in Charsadda.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/Story/1032668/added-security-17-vcs-demand-check-posts-at-their-varsities/


Tribal Students Not Being Paid Scholarships

Tribal students in various colleges of Peshawar face difficulties in receiving annual scholarships. Students of government technical college Peshawar informed media on Sunday.Talking media men Afzar Ali Shinwari, a student of 3rd year Civil Engineering at Government Technical College, Peshawar.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=286936


Bacha Khan University Reopens After Terror Attack

Bacha Khan University (BKU) Charsadda on Monday reopened for routine educational activities after five days of the terror attack in which some 21 persons were killed and more than 30 injured.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/25/uncategorized/bacha-khan-university-reopens-after-terror-attack/


Pakistan’s Thin Red Line: Armed Teachers In Classrooms

Headmaster Naveed Gul walked past the armed guard at the gate into his office. As primary school pupils studied their morning lessons outside, he reached beneath his warm woolly sweater, and pulled out a gun.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/24/national/pakistans-thin-red-line-armed-teachers-in-classrooms/


Allowing arms for security at Bacha Khan University

A big discussion started on allowing students to keep arms for their safety. Some teachers of Bacha Khan University are supporting it. Teachers demanded to have arms for their and institutions security.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-25&edition=LHR&id=2132672_51480499


Bacha Khan University opened

After facing a sever terrorist attack, Bacha Khan University is now opened. Day started with prayers for effected peoples.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-25&edition=KCH&id=2131992_68354244




Teachers Decry Political Interference In Schools

The district chapter of All Primary Teachers Association in a meeting on Thursday threatened to launch an agitation if undue political interference in the affairs of education department was not stopped forthwith.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1234622


Civil Society Members, Students Protest Attack On Varsity

The members of civil society and different student organisations on Thursday condemned attack on Bacha Khan University Charsadda, asking the government to provide more security to educational institutions and expose elements behind attack on the varsity.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/92827-Civil-society-members-students-protest-attack-on-varsity




Security of Academic Institutes Should be Insured

Provincial leader of All Pakistan Private Schools Association has said that the private institutes are taking care of the security measures of schools. But government should also complement the security by helping out schools.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103301379&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160122


Agony of Bacha Khan University Attack

The air of Charsadda university attack is still filled with sorrow. Two martyred students Ahmed Kamal and Muhammad Ilyas were buried with heavy heart. PM Nawaz Sharif has said that the attack on university was a cowardly step of escaping terrorists. Siraj ul Haq has declared that the attack has threatened the future of our youth. The national flag of Pakistan will be at half-mast for today in all over the country.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103301417&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160122





Exams of Engineering University to Restart from 26th January

The exams of Engineering University Peshawar had been postponed due to Bacha Khan University attack.  Now the university has intimated that exams will restart from 26th January.

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Pakistan Attack Raises Tough Question: Should Teachers Shoot Back?

Stuck with 15 of his students on a third floor balcony of a campus building as gunmen came up the stairs, university director Mohammad Shakil urged Pakistani police arriving at the scene to toss him up a gun so he could shoot back.

Completes Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/21/national/pakistan-attack-raises-tough-question-should-teachers-shoot-back/


Government Allots 6.25 Acres Of Land To ZAB Medical College

The provincial government has approved the allotment of 6.25 acres of land for Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Medical College in Regi Model Town, still considered a disputed residential project and a sensitive area from a security point of view. It is located in the city on the border of Khyber Agency.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/Story/1031996/regi-model-town-govt-allots-6-25-acres-of-land-to-zab-medical-college/




After Charsadda Attack, Special Force To Secure Balochistan University

Balochistan government has decided to establish a special force to be deployed at university campuses across the province in the aftermath of the brutal attack on the Bacha Khan University in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Charsadda town last week.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1235100/after-charsadda-attack-special-force-to-secure-balochistan-universities




Youngster should commit themselves to education, Naimut-ul-lah Zaheer

Chairman Khidmat-e-Khalq foundation Naimut-ul-lah Zaheer says that we should work for the needy, destitute and orphaned of the society because volunteer work gives a sense of satisfaction.

Complete Story:   http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103306441&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160125


Transfer of Director Education demanded

President Government Teachers’ Association Ameer Mohamad Sherani and other cabinet members demanded immediate transfer of the Director Education on the basis of corruption charges and misconduct with teachers.

Complete Story:   http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103306675&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160125


Efforts of Students Association for Education commendable

Chief JI Quetta Maulana Abdul Kabir Shakir lauded the efforts of the Student Organization on the occasion of the setting up of the Tenth Annual Winter Educational Centre.

Complete Story:   http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103306653&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160125



Educational improvements not possible through advertisement, Nasir Baloch

Information Secretary Baloch Students Organization Nasir Baloch said that improvements in the education sector cannot be made on the basis of advertisements and announcements made in fancy hotels but through actual implementation of reforms.

Complete Story:   http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103306482&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160125



Decision to formalize a force to protect universities in Balochistan
The force will work under the supervision of vice chancellors stated by provincial interior secretary.

Complete Story:   http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103307912&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160125


Government Inter College Manzki Should be Constructed

Balochistan’s Ombudsman has directed the government to take necessary steps for construction of building of Government Inter College Manzki upon the request of Prof. Saadulah.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-22-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


Security of Academic Institutes Being Analyzed, says Secretary Education

Secretary Education of Balochistan, Abdul Saboor Kakar has said that the security measures of academic institutes of Balochistan is being beefed up in the wake of Bacha Khan University attack by analyzing the current security situation.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103300643&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160122




Dearth of Security in Bhimbar’s Schools

There is shortage of security measures in Bhimbar’s schools. After the attack on Bacha Khan University, administration has become active to beef up the security.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-22&edition=ISL&id=2125809_21069613



Students to get free books, uniforms in the coming academic year

Punjab government has decided to provide free uniform, shoes, books, copies, pens and pencils to deserving students from all primary, middle, high and higher secondary schools in Punjab including Rawalpindi from the coming academic year commencing from April, 01.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-24/page-3/detail-3


College Recce By Female Suspect Creates Panic

The security of an educational institution was beefed up after a suspected lady suspect dressed up as beggar found involved in obtaining information from a student for penetrating inside the institution.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-25/page-2/detail-5


Parents Frustrated As Exams Near

Suspended academic activity in schools and colleges due to ongoing protest of daily wage teachers has frustrated parents as final exams are nearing.
Final exams for grades five and eight are about to be started from the third week of February.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-01-24/page-13/detail-0


AIOU Employees Push For Regularisation

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui assured to resolve the issue of daily wagers on priority bases whereas 800 staff of the university working on the daily wages is demanding job regularisation as a matter of right.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-24/page-3/detail-5


Minister Wants To Use Of Technology In Education

Minister of State for the Capital Administration and Development Division Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhary stressed the need for use of technology in education sector for the benefit of students and thus, contributing to the national development.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/93475-Minister-wants-use-of-technology-in-education



Modern Technology For Degrees Verification

Allama Iqbal Open University has introduced modern technology for verification of status of degrees. AIOU has launched an error free online system for providing information and verification of degrees.
A comprehensive system for checking status of degrees and certificates has been introduced following the directives of Vice Chancellor of the university.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=286937


4893 Minority Community Students Given Scholarship

Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony disbursed scholarships worth Rs77.49 million among 4,893 deserving students of minority communities during last 2.5 years.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/93480-4893-minority-community-students-given-scholarship


200 Buses For Islamabad Schools, Colleges On The Cards

The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has planned to buy 200 buses for the government schools and colleges in Islamabad mostly to the benefit of the students from distant areas.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/93481-200-buses-for-Islamabad-schools-colleges-on-the-cards


Int’l Conference On Education Practices Next Week

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) is going to organize a two-day International conference on research and practices in education in next week. The conference will be attended by about 700 academicians and researchers from home and aboard which is highly significant to understand the new trends in education.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=286909


HEC Still At Square One
Another year passed with the Higher Education Commission still struggling to resolve its in-house issues, ensure quality education, good governance in universities across the country, and trying to hold them together amid the devolution woes.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/Story/1033168/hec-still-at-square-one/


BU Holds Training On Hypnosis Therapy

Bahria University organised ten days training on hypnosis therapy in collaboration with National Guild Hypnotists (NGH) USA for certified consultant hypnotists here at Bahria University.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-01-23/page-14/detail-8


Higher Education Secretary Sends Summary To CM

The Punjab Higher Education secretary has finally forwarded a summary to the chief minister for the appointment of vice chancellors in four public sector universities of the province, sources privy to the development told Daily Times on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-24/page-14/detail-9



Open Schooling: AIOU To Reenroll Female Dropouts

Allama Iqbal Open University has introduced a new model of open schooling for dropout female students who could not continue study due to social or financial constraints.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/Story/1033152/open-schooling-aiou-to-reenrol-female-dropouts/


PMDC Forms Panel To Monitor Exam For Foreign Graduates

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) President Professor Shabbir Ahmad Lehri on Friday formed a committee to monitor the conduct of the National Examination Board (NEB).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/93258-PMDC-forms-panel-to-monitor-exam-for-foreign-graduates




Goethe Camp Attended By RGLD Students

Roots German Language Department joined hands with Goethe Institute to facilitate his students with the best learning procedures and to expose them to international environment by arranging tours to Germany to enrich them with German traditions and customs.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/93268-Goethe-Camp-attended-by-RGLD-students


RS580m Spent On Security Of Islamabad Schools So Far

Minister of State for the Capital Administration and Development Division Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhary has promised the provision of the adequate funds to the government schools and colleges in Islamabad to ensure foolproof security of students and staff members on the premises.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/93260-Rs580m-spent-on-security-of-Islamabad-schools-so-far



Schools Owners Face Arrest If Security Sops Not Followed

Following the Punjab chief minister’s directives, police have served notices on the educational institutions which have not yet adopted the standard operating procedures (SOP) for security and warned that their owners will be arrested next, Regional Police Officer (RPO) Mohammad Wisal Fakhar Sultan Raja said.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1234850


University Attackers Vow To Target Schools In New Video

The Taliban faction behind the Bacha Khan University massacre in Charsadda this week issued a video message Friday vowing to target schools throughout the country, calling them ‘nurseries’ for people who challenge Almighty Allah’s law.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-23/page-1/detail-3


Computer, English To Get Place In Seminary Curriculum

The Pakistan Madrassa Education Board (PMEB) in its academic council meeting held after 14 years has decided to include computer, English language and vocational courses in the curriculum of various seminaries.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-01-23/page-13/detail-1


Use Of Technology In Education Sector Inevitable: Tariq

Minister of State Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhary Saturday said that use of technology in education sector was vital in the current era.

According to a statement issued here the minister said that country has progressed much in term of technology and now it was being brought into our schools to educate youth.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=286785


Balochistan, KP Govts Launch Policies To Protect Educational Institutes

After the deadly attack on Bacha Khan University and with terrorists threatening further attacks, Balochistan government on Sunday announced the formation of a special force to protect educational institutes while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) administration, which had already launched its ‘Teacher with a gun’ policy, has decided to issue free weapons’ licences to teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/25/national/balochistan-kp-govts-launch-policies-to-protect-educational-institutes-2/


Balochistan Approves Coeducation In Primary Schools

The government of Balochistan, in an attempt to improve female literacy rate, declared on Saturday that all primary schools across the province will now function without any gender segregation.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/23/national/balochistan-approves-coeducation-in-primary-schools/


College land taken back by CDA

Minister for CADD said that CDA has taken back the illegally occupied land of Model College Sahala. Old illegal building on land are destroyed.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-25&edition=ISL&id=2132637_46700163


International Conference

Allama Iqbal Open university has organized two days international conference on Education. More than 700 participants attended the conference with inclusion of international researchers.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-25&edition=ISL&id=2132649_25784021


Allama Iqbal Open University regional conference
Two days regional director conference of Allama Iqbal University has been started in Lahore. Nine regional directors of central Punjab participated in this conference. The registrar of university said that we are trying to bring some reforms in information and examinations system of the university.

Complete Story:   http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-25/page-2/detail-5



FDE Awaits Funds For New Schools

A project for establishing seven new schools in the federal capital, approved two years ago, has yet to start because the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has not been given funds.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1234609


18 Crore Rupees Spent upon Security of Academic Institutes

Ministry of CADD has spent 18 crore rupees on security arrangements of Federal area schools. The work of boundary walls and barbed has been 90% completed. Cameras have been installed in 413 schools.

Complete Story:



Educational Institutions Directed To Tighten Security

Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration Thursday directed the all private educational institutions of the city to adopt comprehensive security arrangements to avoid any untoward incident. ICT administration would issue NOCs to educational institutions after checking and analyzing there security arrangements.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=286560




HEC Team Visit To IIU Distance Education Directorate

A three-member team of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) visited the Directorate of Distance Education at International Islamic University (IIU). HEC Quality Assurance Division Deputy Director Munir Ahmed led the team.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/92836-HEC-team-visits-IIU-distance-education-directorate


Boundary Wall Put CDA At Odds With Islamabad Universities  

Two leading universities in the capital are at odds with the Capital Development Authority (CDA) over the construction of boundary walls on their campuses. Despite efforts, Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) and International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) could not construct proper walls around their campuses.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1234618/boundary-walls-put-cda-at-odds-with-islamabad-universities


Strength Of AIOU’s Registered Students Crosses 1.3m

Number of student registered in Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOUI) has crossed the all-time high figure of 1.3million in almost all the academic programs during recent admissions. Total admissions during the semester were six lakh 57 thousands. As the University opens the admission twice in a year, the annual admissions crossed over 1.3 million.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=286555


Too Early Conclude Who’s Behind Attack: FO

Foreign Office said on Thursday it was too early to draw conclusions regarding who was behind the deadly attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda. “Investigations into the incident are underway. We should wait for completion of the investigations, before reaching any conclusion.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-22/page-1/detail-1



50% Increase in Admissions in AIOU

The admissions in AIOU have increased by 50% over the past two years. In 2012-13 total admissions in 657,000 which increased to more than 13 lacs in 2015.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103301588&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160122


E-learning Program of AIOU Begins

VC of AIOU, Prof. Shahid Siddiqi has said that the e-learning accessibility center has started working. Now, the students from Matric to PhD will be able to get soft copies of their relevant books.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-22-2016/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=427.gif




We will not bear security laps for educational institutions: CM Shahbaz Sharif
Mian Shahbaz Sharif expressed that It is needed to conduct third audit of security parameters in educational institutions.  He was chairing the session of provincial arrangments for security of institutions in Punjab. We will not compromise on security measures of schools, universities and other instituations, he notified.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-25/page-1/detail-5


Teachers Take Issue With Move To Hand Over Schools To Ngos

Teachers of public schools have expressed concern over the Punjab government’s move to hand over schools to non-government organisations (NGOs). Teachers have threatened to boycott the examination of class 5th and 8th under the Punjab Examination Commission (PEC).

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-25/page-14/detail-2


Educational Institutions Records Seized In Tax Evasion Case

Directorate of Intelligence Inland Revenue (I&IR), Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in a raid recovered, impounded and retained record of a known educational institution in an income tax evasion case.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/93171-Educational-institutions-record-seized-in-tax-evasion-case


Class 9 Student Gang Rapped

A 16-year-old class 9 student was raped by a group of youths  in the limits of Civil Lines police station. Police have arrested one of the four rapists who was identified as Awais.

Compete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/93484-Class-9-student-gang-raped


PEF Orders Tight Security At Partner Schools

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has asked the school partners to ensure proper security measures in their schools for the protection and safety of students and their teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/93499-PEF-orders-tight-security-at-partner-schools




40 Children Rescured From Kilns Enrolled

Some 40 children were rescued from two brick kilns in Batapur on Saturday and taken to nearby schools for enrollment. The crackdown on child labour was launched under the “The Punjab Prohibition of Child Lahour at Brick Kiln Ordinance 2016” promulgated by the provincial government.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1235029



Five Year Course For L.L.B To Be Introduce

Students wishing to enrol in the country’s law schools would now have to study LLB for five years, according to the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC). In an effort to improve the standard of legal education, the PBC has issued new rules for 28 colleges and universities across the country.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/Story/1033198/llb-courses-to-last-for-five-years/







Hassaan Assures Land Owners Of Adequate Compensation

The government is trying its best to satisfy all stakeholders in the Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) project, Khawaja Ahmad Hassaan said on Saturday. He was talking to the media after holding a meeting with a delegation of the Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA).

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/Story/1033109/orange-line-metro-hassaan-assures-land-owners-of-adequate-compensation/


UAF Approves Fee Reduction

The University of Agriculture Faisalabad’s Academic Council on Saturday approved fee reduction in degrees and FSc programmes in order to promote the education at grass-root level and make it accessible to marginalised section of the society.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/93279-UAF-approves-fee-reduction


Education Department Gets RS340m

The district education department has been given Rs 340 million for uplift projects. Executive District Officer (F&P) Tariq Javed stated this while addressing a budget seminar. EDO (Education) Nasim Ahmed Zahid, Regional Coordinator Asif Mughal, MPAs Muhammad Khan Baloch.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/93284-Education-dept-gets-Rs340m

PU VC Expension Challenged

A civil miscellaneous application yesterday was filed in the Lahore High Court against the extension given to Punjab University vice-chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-24/page-13/detail-1


Cholistan Veterinary Varsity To Be Functional Soon

The construction work of Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (CUVAS) in Bahawalpur is in progress with a brisk pace which would be completed within two years. 
The PDWP has earlier approved its PC-I amounting Rs 2395 million.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-25/page-14/detail-7


LHC Moved For PU Teachers Recovery

The wife of a Punjab University faculty member arrested by the Counter Terrorism Department for his alleged links with banned outfits has approached the Lahore High Court for the recovery of her husband.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1235026/lhc-moved-for-pu-teachers-recovery



600 CTI Teachers Terminated

Up to 600 male and female CTI teachers have been terminated from job after the recruitment of their replacements through the Punjab Public Service Commission in the colleges of Gujranwala division.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1235019


Shahbaz Orders To Complete Security For Educational Institutions In Punjab

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif said that no compromise will be made on security of private and public sector educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/93569-Shahbaz-orders-complete-security-for-educational-institutions-in-Punjab





Aspirants Abbarreda  From Sitting PPSC Test

Some of the candidates for government jobs on Sunday staged a demonstration at University Chowk here after allegedly being barred from sitting the Punjab Public Service Commission’s written test held on Islamia University’s old campus.

Complete Story: http://lahoreinfo.com/news/lahore-city-news/aspirants-a%C2%80%C2%98barreda%C2%80%C2%99-from-sitting-ppsc-test


Hec Quality Assurance Team Visits Uvas

A quality assurance team from the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad visited on Friday the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore on the Prime Minister’s Directive forQuality Assurance and Good Governance in Institutions of Higher Educations.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=286661


Uog Hygirne Compaign Concludes

The University of Gujrat’s five-day health and hygiene awareness campaign concluded at Kot Bela village’s Basic Health Unit (BHU) on Friday. The campaign was part of the Higher Education Commission’s community outreach drive “Social Integration Outreach Programme”

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1234800


Faisalabad Varsity Leaves Students Vulnerable To Security Threats

Students of the Government College University, Faisalabad, are exposed to major security threats, as identity cards of thousands of them lack pictures, date of issuance and residential addresses.

Complete Story: http://lahoreinfo.com/news/lahore-city-news/faisalabad-varsity-leaves-students-vulnerable-to-security-threats-2


Edos Directed To Ensure Security Of Educational Institutions

Provincial Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has directed the executive district officers (EDOs) Education to strictly implement standard operating procedures (SOPs) laid down for ensuring security arrangements of all educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-24/page-14/detail-6


PEF Schools Directed To Beef Up Security

The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has asked the school partners to ensure adopting proper security measures in their schools for the protection and safety of students and their teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/24/city/lahore/pef-schools-directed-to-beef-up-security/


Minister Orders Steps For Security Of Educational Institutions

Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has directed the EDOs (Education) to strictly implement the SOPs laid down for security of all educational institutions across the province.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/24/city/lahore/minister-orders-steps-for-security-of-educational-institutions/


Education Package For Kids Working At Brick Kilns Approved

The Punjab government has approved a package for education of children working at brick kilns across the province.

The approval was accorded by Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif while chairing a meeting through video link on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/24/city/lahore/education-package-for-kids-working-at-brick-kilns-approved/


CM Orders Strict Security For Educational Institutes

Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif presided over a high-level meeting on Sunday which reviewed overall law and order situation in the province and security measures for educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/24/city/lahore/cm-orders-strict-security-for-educational-institutes/


School Evacuated As Attack Rumours Spark Panic
Authorities evacuated a girls’ school in Faisalabad on Friday when hundreds of terrified parents rushed to save their daughters after rumours of an attack, highlighting frayed nerves days after gunmen stormed a university killing 21 people.
Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/23/city/lahore/school-evacuated-as-attack-rumours-spark-panic/

Security Forces Bungle Mock Drill At Punjab University
Fear and panic spread among Punjab University students as law enforcement agencies conducted a mock drill at the institution just a day after a barbaric attack on Charsadda’s Bacha Khan University during which 21 people were killed.
Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/22/city/lahore/security-forces-bungle-mock-drill-at-punjab-university/

Parho Punjab Barho Punjab
There is poor infrastructure and lack of basic educational facilities at 86 schools working under Parho Punjab and Barho Punjab educational campaign. A big amount spent but no output is evident.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-25&edition=ISL&id=2133722_73890434

Security of Educational Institutions
Chief Minister Punjab had a high level meeting with stake holders. CM reviewed the current security situation of educational institutions and said there will be no compromise on security of public/private educational institutions.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-25&edition=LHR&id=2132423_69656927 

Security training to teachers
About 40840 teachers got security training from Rescue 1122. Rescue 1122 also delivered training for some volunteers.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-25&edition=LHR&id=2133259_99030784

Security instructions to educational institutions
Punjab Education Foundation has instructed to increase height of boundary walls of their partner schools. Railways schools also received instructions to make security check strict.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-25&edition=LHR&id=2133267_65637645 

New IT systems at AIOU
Registrar Allama Iqbal Open University said that university is having a new computer IT systems for communications with students. They said that now students will get latest information from these systems.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-25&edition=LHR&id=2133260_45997804 

All teachers in Jhelum reject privatization of schools
Speakers at a joint protest by teachers’ association in Jhelum said that privatization of schools will make education more expensive and put the poor at higher risk.
Complete Story:   http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103307173&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160125 

5500 Primary, 200 Higher Secondary schools handed over to PEF
In Punjab, 5500 primary and 200 higher secondary schools were handed over to the Punjab Educational Foundation, while an additional 10,000 will be handed over in the near future.
Complete Story:   http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103307077&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160125 

It is decided to work with provinces for reforms in curriculum of Madrassas 
Federal government decided to work with provinces for bringing reforms in curriculum of Madrassas to bring a positive change in youth and to counter terrorism in Pakistan. It is expected to develop a standardize curriculum for madrassas.
Complete Story:   http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-25/page-12/detail-20

Government needs to implement education plan forcefully to improve literacy rate: Editorial 
Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif has announced a voucher scheme for children who belongs to brick kiln families to promote education and restrict child labor in these communities.
Complete Story:   http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-25/page-14/detail-3 

No need to referred government schools to PEF: Punjab Teachers Union 
Education system will abolish due to Punjab Education foundation said Syed Anwar Hussain representative of Punjab Teachers Union. The members demanded provincial government to avoid giving public schools to PEF.
Complete Story:   http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-01-25/page-4 

Provision of education and health is government priority: Hanif Abbassi
Mr. Hanif Abbasi said that provision of health and education services are in top prioritis of Punjab government.
Complete Story:   http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103307802&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160125

Government to provide education to children in brick kilns: E.d Piler
executive Director Piler Mr. Karamat Ali said that government will provide to education to 45000 children of bricklin community and they will also take care of their livelihoods.
Complete Story:   http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103307813&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160125 

New policy to upgrade teachers in Punjab
A new policy has been prepared to upgrade primary, middle and secondary teachers. The priority will be given to those who have bachelors in education.
Complete Story:   http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103307063&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160125

Boundary wall of Sihala College
Federal Minister for Capital administrative and development Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhary said that boundary wall of Islamabad model college Sihala for boys is in progress and construction has been started.
Complete Story:   http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103307046&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160125 

Alarming Security measure in educational institutions
Security measures are still not satisfactory in education institutions of Rawalpindi.  There are still not armed guards and security cameras in some institutions even after notifications of government.
Complete Story:   http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103307049&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160125

Training Workshop for PEF Partner Schools

The partners of 15th Phase of Education Voucher Scheme of PEF were trained yesterday. The training was conducted in Children Library Complex.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-22-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_09.gif



PEF Project Launched For Kiln Workers’ Children

 In accordance with the instructions of the provincial government, the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has launched a province-wide programme to provide free education to children of brick kiln workers.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/Story/1031955/pef-project-launched-for-kiln-workers-children/





Protest Against Privatization of Schools

Punjab Teachers Union held a protest against the privatization of schools. They demanded that government should stop corporatization of education sector.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-22&edition=LHR&id=2127123_25064133



Security Inspections

Punjab government has decided to form a Commission for inspecting security arrangements of private schools. DCO and CPO of Rawalpindi inspected the security measures of Fatima Jinnah Women University and Taxila. A mock exercise was also conducted in GCU to give self defense training.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-01-22/3544/punj.jpg








Punjab to Recruit 31,444 New Teachers

Punjab government has decided to recruit new teachers on 31,444 vacant posts in the academic year 2016. 2170 posts have also been created for Assistant Education Officers.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103301653&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160122


Acting VC of Punjab University

Dr. Mujahid Kamran has been appointed as the acting Vice Chancellor of Punjab University. He has been allowed to work till the new VC is appointed.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-22-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_06.gif







Promotion of Technical and Vocational Training through Public Private Partnership

Economic stability, political independence and   self sufficiency in defense are important ingredients for growth. Tevta is the only institute that promotes technical education. it creates skilled labor of 198000 in 137 trades.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-22/page-18/detail-2


Reasons for School Dropouts

Various reasons of 60000 dropouts from Lahore’s schools have come forward. Reasons for these dropouts are dangerous buildings, shortage of rooms and teachers and difficulties faced by teachers in teaching students in English medium.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-01-22/page-8/detail-36


Solidarity Walk’ To Condemn Terrorist Attack On BKU

The students, staff and faculty members of Government College University Lahore Thursday held a ‘Solidarity Walk’ to condemn the terror attack on Bacha Khan University, Charsadda and commemorate the sacrifice of the martyred academia.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=286540






GCU Professor Kidnapped, Tortured

Four unidentified men kidnapped an assistant professor of the Government College University (GCU), Faisalabad, and subjected him to torture on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1234576


PULC Student Honoured At UN Conference

Pakistan Youth Ambassador Muhammad Sibtain Raza from Punjab University Law College has attended the Model United Nations Conference at Oxford University UK and made the whole nation proud with his sheer eloquence and vocal bravery when defended Pakistan’s position on international terrorism and regional conflicts such as Kashmir issue.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=286585


PU Security Drill Startles Students

A mock drill by law enforcement agencies to combat any untoward incident took Punjab University students by surprise on Thursday. Initially, there was chaos on New Campus but later the students actively took part in the exercise carried out a day after the terrorist attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda in which 21 people, including 17 students, were killed.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1234598/pu-security-drill-startles-students




Art Education: The British Educator Who Loved Indian Art

 “John Lockwood Kipling liked to borrow traditional designs as foundations for modern designs,” said Nadhra Khan, professor of art hiStory at Lahore University Management, on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/Story/1031944/art-education-the-british-educator-who-loved-indian-art/



College Burnt Months Ago Is Yet To Be Restored
The Sindh government has taken no steps to reconstruct and renovate a degree college burnt by the ‘land mafia’ four months ago, a recent visit to the institution situated near Banaras Chowk in Manghopir showed.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1235167/college-burnt-months-ago-is-yet-to-be-restored 

Education Goals: Nearly 0.25m More Children To Be Enrolled By 2016
The Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) should make concerted efforts to enroll 250,000 more children in schools from the next academic year, said Sindh chief minister Qaim Ali Shah. “This may be taken as a target.”
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/Story/1033086/education-goals-nearly-0-25m-more-children-to-be-enrolled-by-2016-cm/

Sindh Government Criticized For Failing To Take Concrete Steps For Teachers’ Training
This is so unfortunate that the provincial government is not initiating any concrete steps for the training and development of the teaching community and that is why the standards of teaching in public sector educational institutions, mainly schools have fallen rapidly.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/93241-Sindh-govt-criticised-for-failing-to-take-concrete-steps-for-teachers-training

Habib University Hold Ceremony To Recognize Students, ‘Talent, Skill
Habib University held its 3rd Meritorious Awards ceremony to recognise students who demonstrated strong academic achievements. The institution itself promotes strong academic skills as well as extra-curricular activities. 
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-23/page-15/detail-9 

BABA-I-Urdu Chair Set Up At Fuuast
The Baba-i-Urdu Moulvi Abdul Haq chair has been established at the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Techn­ology (Fuuast) for which a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between Anju­man Taraqqi-i-Urdu and the varsity.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1234928/baba-i-urdu-chair-set-up-at-fuuast

Salu M.Phil, Phd Seminars
Three M. Phil and one PhD seminars were held in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Khairpur on Saturday. The seminars were presided over by Prof. Dr. Abdul Majeed Chandio, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, said a statement.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=286824

Educational Apartheid Of Karachi University
Everyone has right to education, but if we look at the situation in Sindh, we can see a discriminatory system, especially in Karachi. Sindhi students are not allowed to obtain admission to educational institutions in their own capital city.
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-24/page-2/detail-9

CM Pledges To Bring 2.5 Million Vulnerable Children To Schools
The Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) should make concerted efforts to enroll 2,50,000 additional children in schools from next academic year. “This may be taken as a target”. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah stated this while presiding over a meeting of board of governors (BoG) of the Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) at the CM House on Saturday. 
Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/23/city/karachi/cm-pledges-to-bring-2-5-million-vulnerable-children-to-schools/

49pc Teachers In Sindh Unable To Read Story In Urdu: Report
The 49 per cent teachers in Sindh public schools are unable to read a Story in Urdu (text meant for class 2 students), 62 per cent cannot read a sentence in English and 58 per cent cannot even do two digit division, while 52 per cent schools in Sindh are without electricity.
Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/23/city/karachi/49pc-teachers-in-sindh-unable-to-read-Story-in-urdu-report/

Admission for Bachelors and Masters evening program starts
Karachi University’s Director Admissions Professor Dr. Khalid Iraqi announced the opening of bachelors and masters evening programmes.
Complete Story:   http://e.jang.com.pk/01-25-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_07.gif

Chairman Textbook Board post changed twice in two days
The government of Sindh has changed the post for Chairman Textbook board in twice, changing two chairmen in two days.
Complete Story:   http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103306534&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160125 

SEPLA announces campaign against Education Department, Sindh
The Central High Power Committee of Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association held a seminar discussing the ignorant policies of the Sindh Education Department, claiming that lectures of Grade 17 were denied promotion thrice.
Complete Story:   http://e.jang.com.pk/01-25-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_06.gif

CCTV cameras must be installed in all Education Institutions, Shehzad Akhtar
Due to consistent terrorist attacks on schools and other educational institutions, CCTV cameras should be installed and stern actions should be taken by relevant authorities instead of merely making claims, asserted President PEC Private Schools Association Sindh Shehzad Akhtar.
Complete Story:   http://e.jang.com.pk/01-25-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_05.gif 

Professional centre workshop in Karachi Unviersity
A two-day workshop is being conducted by the Professional Centre of Karachi Unviersity, on Advance Certificate NHR Management from 26th to 28th January, 2016.
Complete Story:   http://e.jang.com.pk/01-25-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_12.gif 

Appointments become a joke in provincial education departments, vital posts remain empty
The provincial education department is working on an ad hoc basis as most important posts remain empty. A few selected individuals currently hold more than two offices. The appointment of Chairman Sindh Textbook Board also faces a serious delay.
Complete Story:   http://e.jang.com.pk/01-25-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_04.gif 

Biometric system to be introduced in schools
Sindh Secretary Education said that in order to monitor teacher attendance in schools, biometric system needs to be introduced. Ghost teachers are detrimental to education and will not be tolerated, he said.
Complete Story:   http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103306726&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160125 

Irregularities by Mehran University
It is revealed that almost corruption of 44.56 million rupees is committed at Mehran University Jamshoro. Fake records for security were declared in the report.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-25&edition=KCH&id=2131866_71633223

Lack of educational facilities in Larkana
The residents of Tehsil Thal of Larkana, protested in front of press club, against the lack of educational facilities provision, there. Students are unable to continue their studies due to the lack of schools.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-25&edition=KCH&id=2131888_89975201 

Issues of Private Schools will be Addressed on Preferential Basis

A delegate of All Pakistan Private Schools Association met Minister for Education, Nisar Khoro in the leadership of Chairman Syed Khalid Shah. The delegate discussed new rules of registration with him. He assured them that the issues of private schools will be addressed on preferential basis.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-01-22/page-8/detail-24


Sindh textbook board gets new chief facing corruption charges

Sindh Text Book Board (STBB), Jamshoro, chairperson Syed Zakir Ali has been removed and a non-cadre officer, Qadir Bux Rind, has been given the charge of the chairperson by the Sindh chief secretary, Muhammad Siddique Memon.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/Story/1031929/sindh-textbook-board-gets-new-chief-facing-corruption-charges/


TCF represents Pakistan at World Economic Forum

The Citizens Foundation (TCF) Chairman and Founding Director Mushtaq Chapra attended the 46th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/business/22-Jan-2016/tcf-represents-pakistan-at-world-economic-forum


Claims of Security of Academic Institute Fizzle Out

Proper security arrangements have not yet been made for the academic institutes. IG Sindh had claimed that the security of academic institutes has been arranged. But no plan has yet been devised for security.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-22&edition=KCH&id=2125608_91034237


Security Threats to Academic Institutes

Academicians are worried over the security threats. They believe that education institutes have become a soft target for terrorists.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-01-22/page-8/detail-12


MAJU Restores Students Society

Muhammad Ali Jinnah University has restored the students’ society. This step has been taken to take assistance of students in management of curricular and co-curricular activities of the university.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103301193&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160122



Mughal Emperors Built Castles but Didn’t Focus on Education

While talking at a conference on ‘Historical Trends in South’ in Karachi University, Indira Gandhi University’s Vice Chancellor Abha Singh said that Mughal emperors had only built castles but they didn’t focus on education. Dr. S M Taha said that there was a need to reform the definition of patriotism in order to reduce extremism and terrorism.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103300700&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160122



Code of Conduct for Students in Karachi University

Karachi University has given a new code of conduct for its students. It has been categorically stipulated that no such activity will be tolerated that is against the Ideology of Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-22-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_03.gif


Education Plays Vital Role To Improve Quality Of Life: Chancellor SSUET

Chancellor, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Jawaid Anwar has said education plays a significant and effective role to improve the quality of life and pave way for economic prosperity.
He was addressing the reception held by Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association (AMUOBA).

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=286546


KU Vulnerable To Terror Attack

As the Bacha Khan University carnage has once again exposed the vulnerabilities educational institutions face amid terror threat, the situation seems more serious at the city’s largest public sector varsity whose boundary wall is not only too short but also broken at several points.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1234502/



Survey Shows Karachi’s Varsities No Safer Than Aps, Bacha Khan Uni

An investigation into the security infrastructure of Karachi’s public sector universities revealed gaps and vulnerabilities, Pakistan Todayhas learnt.A day-long visit of  the city’s public sector varsities, which included two provincial sector and one federal sector institute, exposed the fragile security system in place.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/22/national/survey-shows-karachis-varsities-no-safer-than-aps-bacha-khan-uni/




Legal Battle: Two Universities Battle Over Territorial Jurisdiction

The functioning of Sindh University’s (SU) Naushero Feroz campus still grapples with uncertainty as its legal battle with a Nawabshah varsity continues for two years. The Sindh High Court (SHC) put SU on notice on Wednesday for initiating work for the establishment of its Khan Bahadur Syed Allahndo Shah campus in Naushero Feroz district.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/Story/1031931/legal-battle-two-universities-battle-over-territorial-jurisdiction/



Japan Encourages Pakistani Students To Avail Scholarship

The Consul General of Japan in Karachi Mr. Akira Ouchi Thursday said that the Government of Japan was fully encouraging the Pakistani students to get scholarships for their academic and research activities in subjects of various fields of life with objective to move their homeland for rapid progress and prosperity.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=286582



School in Residential Area By S. Rizwan Ul Hassan
APROPOS the news in Metro section ‘Protest over plan to open school in residential area’ (Jan 20). The number of schools and marriage halls operating in residential areas is increasing at an alarming rate.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1235000

Another School Attacked By DR Ejaz Hussain
When the nation was still not over the pain caused by the terrorist attack on the Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar in December last, this January has unfortunately seen another educational institution, namely Bacha Khan University, attacked by four religiously inspired terrorists well laced with modern weapons and supported with the required intelligence.
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-23/page-7/detail-1

Uneducated Choice By Ahsan Kureshi
The world is a crazy place. We have ISIS and their likes, crazy in their methods and philosophies. And then, we have the likes of Trump who have equally notorious approaches. Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska pretty much embodies the latter group.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-01-23/page-6/detail-5

Charsadda Fallout

The Bacha Khan University monstrosity, just like so many TTP attacks before it, is in danger of being quickly forgotten without the right lessons being drawn. The magnitude of the APS tragedy and its impact on the people made everybody take the government’s, and military’s, promise of ‘never again’ at face value.
Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/23/comment/charsadda-fallout/

Report on Charsadda Incident by Ahsan Kamray
In order to eradicate corruption, the National Action Plan will have to be implemented in true letter and spirit.
Complete Story:   http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103307204&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160125

The Scholar Soldier  By Waqar K Kauravi

Bacha Khan University became the latest target of frustrated terrorists, who once again chose a soft target and tried to undermine the future of Pakistan. Although the terrorists succeeded in breaching the defenses of a civilian academic institution, they miserable failed to test the resolve of the people of Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/92862-The-scholar-soldier


The Real Purpose Of Education By Khalid Baig

In education most of our discussion centers around literacy statistics and the need to have so many graduates, masters, PhDs, and so many professionals — engineers, doctors, etc.— in a given country based on the standards in the industrially advanced countries.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=286605


Fighting Terrorism

War on terrorism means more aggressive state intervention in the realm of education: discouraging private schools and colleges and more spending on public education; having one system of education in the country including something we should be ashamed of, O and A levels which India got rid of as far back as 1964.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/92859-Fighting-terrorism-more-DHAs-more-metros


And Now Charsadda University

The sturdy physique and agile movements of terrorists show that whom do they work for? Whom do they lay their lives for? Who asks them to weaken Pakistani forces?

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-22/page-16/detail-8


Letters to editor


Education For Girls
The education sector in Sindh paints a bleak picture. And when it comes to educating girls, it fares even worse. Some major reasons for the low literacy rate among women are lack of educational facilities, poverty and early marriage.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/93088-Education-for-girls 

Political Student Wings
I fully endorse Justice (r) Salauddin Mirza (Jan 20). The revival of student unions will make our educational institurions a nursery of the democratic system that we all want but are unable to establish.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1235188

Terrorist attacks on educational institutions
The long term impacts on attacks on educational institutions and hence literacy will start to show in a few years, and steps must be taken to tackle this immediately.
Complete Story:   http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103307197&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160125

Books, best friend

Everyone finds friends in his life. But some make you friend for their own benefit and some give you benefit. However, no one can deny the fact that wherever a person is, books are the best friend.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103300737&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160122


Education Friendly Environment

Every live thing grows in a particular environment. Education also grows and spreads in a rational and thinking environment. Government should strive to create an education friendly environment in Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-22-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=09_10.gif


Why are academic institutes targeted?

Security situation has been precarious since the division of Soviet Union. The terrorism has become a cancer for Pakistan. Government should take strict actions against those who targeted APS Peshawar and Bacha Khan University.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-22&edition=ISL&id=2125866_95850424


Bloodbath at varsity

The advent of the New Year has brought with it a terrible wave of terror. Gory incidents have occurred, starting from Quetta to Peshawar to Khyber Agency and now Bacha Khan University in Charsadda has been targeted.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/Story/1031852/bloodbath-at-varsity/



Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 

FSF demands for secure educational institutions

Peshawar: The Central President, FATA Students Federation, Mr. Burhand-ud-Din and District Peshawar President Khan Bahandar Wazir condemned the incident of Bacha Khan University and raised demands for safer and more secure educational institutions in Pakistan.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Degree college students feel insecure

Hangu: After the attack on Bacha Khan University, students of Government Degree College Hangu are feeling unsafe. The college principal Roshan Ali Khan informed the media that the college spread over a land of 120 canals and had 600 students but there were no adequate security arrangements in place.

Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Staff not regularized despite court orders

Dera Ismail Khan:  Despite orders from the Peshawar High Court, the employees of Mufti Mehmood Public School and College have not been regularized.

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Bacha Khan University Reopens After Terrorist Attack

Charsadda:  Bacha Khan University in Charsadda reopened on Monday, four days after a terrorist attack left 21 people, including students, a professor, and security guards dead and more than 30 injured.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103307444&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160125


Formation of educational reforms board

Swat: To review the status of education in Swat, the Swat Education Advisory Board has been established. The board will provide recommendations, suggestions and feedback to the administration under Nazim Swat, Muhammad Ali Shah.

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


Protest against shortage of basic facilities in schools

Peshawar: The FATA Students Federation announced protest against the lack of facilities at FATA educational institutions, absenteeism of teachers and non-availability of scholarships.

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


3 crore rupees approved for construction of primary model school

Karak: Chairman Dedak, MPA Gul Sahib said that 3 crore rupees have been approved for the construction of Government Primary Model School building.

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/151/akhbar-e-khyber/page/3


‘Steps are being taken to improve security across KP’

Swat: The Minister for Home and Tribal Affairs Mehmood Khan said on Saturday that the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government was taking measures to improve the security of educational institutions and to improve the law and order situation across the province. He expressed these views while addressing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party members in Matta, Swat on Saturday. The event was held in honor of those who had recently joined the party.

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


Candidates from Arts group deprived of new appointments

Mohmand Agency: Candidates belonging to arts group have been deprived of new appointments.

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


Tired of lifting dead bodies, says Pervaiz Khattak

Peshawar: The Chief Minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mr. Pervaiz Khattak while talking to the media after attending an annual ceremony of Capt Col Sher Khan Shaheed, Cadet College in Swabi on Saturday, said that the KP government they had already asked the federation to strengthen security at borders but not much had been done in this regard.

Complete Story:  http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/p115.jpg


Nowshera students save the school from destruction

Nowshera: According to the media report, on Saturday, three suspected men gave a group of students, bags to carry to the school. The clever students discarded it and informed their teachers and the police immediately.

Complete Story: Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 1


Bacha Khan University attack is an unforgettable and condemnable incident

Peshawar: Mr. Maulana Hussain stated that he who attacks educational institution has no religion. The attack on Bacha Khan University is an unforgettable and condemnable incident and cannot be the act of an educated, decent Muslim.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 5

Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 2


Case filed against 52 school owners for not resolving security issues

Peshawar: A case has been filed against 52 school owners for not resolving security issues.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/index.aspx?Issue=NP_PEW&Page=City_Page002&Date=20160123&Pageno=2&View=1


Government has failed to provide proper security to educational institutes

Bajaur agency: Mr. Gul Fazal Khan stated that the government had failed to provide proper security to educational institutes. He said that to avoid incidents like the Bacha Khan University attack, implementation of national action in true letter and spirit is indispensable.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 2


ANP demands security for educational institutes

Peshawar: Members of ANP condemned the brutal attack on Bacha khan university and demanded high security for academics.

Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx


Bacha Khan University attack is a cowardly act

Peshawar: Dr. Saeed-ur-Rehman called the attack on Bacha Khan University an act of cowardice. 
Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/148/akhbar-e-khyber/page/2


Terror attack on educational institutes is depressing: Bakhtiar Ahmad Siddiqui. 

Peshawar: The Coordinator, all Government Organization, Mr. Bakhtiar Ahmad Siddiqui and other members condemned the terror attack on Bacha Khan University. 
Complete Story: Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 2


ANP to observe third day of mourning for the martyrs of Bacha Khan University

Peshawar: The Awami National Party has decided to observe third day of mourning for the martyrs of Bacha Khan University in all the districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including FATA & frontier regions.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Government Poly Technique and Government Degree College students hold a rally

Dera Ismail Khan: Students of Poly Technique and Government Degree College protested against the terrorist attack on Bacha Khan University at Charsadda. 
Complete Story:  Daily Akhbare-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No. 5


Bajawar Pakhtun Students Federation protest against Charsadda incident

Peshawar: Pakhtun Students Federation Bajaur protested against the terrorist attack on Charsadda Bacha Khan University.

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


All party’s conference against closure of Rokhana Pakhtunkhwa Education Program

Mingora: An all party’s conference was held against the closure of Rokhana Pakhtunkhwa Education Program at Swat Press Club. All party leaders showed their commitment to continue their struggle for the re-start of the program.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Attack on educational institutions is a deathblow to our future: Sadia Fayaz

Peshawar: Pak Welfare Organization arranged a Quran Khawani ceremony for the martyrs of Bacha Khan University. On the occasion, Sadia Fayaz, Naveed Babar and others strongly condemned the act and expressed their condolences for the victims of the tragic incident.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103301449&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160122




NTS teachers still deprived of salaries

District Zoab: The District president, GTA Zoab, Mr. Fatah Khan Mandokhel along with others said in a joint statement that the District Accounts Officer sent the appointment orders of NTS pass teachers to finance department for verification three months ago. However, NTS teachers are yet to receive their salaries. 
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


Educational reforms: BSO

District Quetta: The Central Information Secretary Mr. Nasir Baloch said educational reforms are possible through practical steps, not through empty promises. Thousands of schools in Balochistan are single-teacher schools and lack basic facilities.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-25-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


Demand to transfer Director Education Schools

District Loralai: The President Government Teachers Association Sherani, Mr. Mir Muhammad Sherani and other members demanded immediate transfer of Director Schools on account of his apathetic attitude towards teachers’ issues.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103306675&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160125


Posts vacant in Government Girls High School Manjhipur

Manjhipur: Posts for various cadres have been vacant in Government Girls High School Manjhipur since its up-gradation. 
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No. 06


Unanimous education system: Islami Jameat Tulba

District Quetta: The administrator, Islami Jameat Tulba of Chilton town, Mr. Mustafeez-ur-Rehman and others said that struggle for implementation of unanimous education system will bring positive and long lasting results.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Quetta, Page No. 02


Closure of schools and teacher absenteeism will not be tolerated: CM

Islamabad: The GTA president Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Jattak met with the Chief Minister Balochistan, Mr. Nawab Sanaullah Zehri and relayed before him the issues and problems of teachers. He was ensured that the highlighted problems would be resolved on priority basis. The CM added that closure of schools and absenteeism of teaches will not be tolerated.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_1.html


Deteriorating education system

District Lasbela: Ex-Education Officer Mr. Abdul Salam Bezinjo said that the system of education in Balochistan is constantly deteriorating with the number of ghost teachers and ghost schools on the rise. 
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


NTS test recruitments held in abeyance: Candidates in anxiety

District Qilla-Abdullah: The NTS test pass candidates of district Qilla-Abdullah are still waiting for recruitment orders. Due to extended delay, the candidates are perplexed and in anxiety, but the education officials continue to be indifferent.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-24-2016/Quetta/page12.asp


Success dependent on knowledge: Shahnawaz Baloch

District Lasbela: Mr. Shahnawaz Baloch, founder of Tehreek Anjuman-e-Itehad Ghariban, said Islam makes attainment of education mandatory for both male and female. Success and development in this modern age is possible through education alone.
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No. 06


Posts for female teachers vacant in various districts: PSF Azad

District Quetta: The Pashtoon Student Federation Azad said that several posts for female teachers in the district are vacant. Despite this, the government is apathetic.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Quetta, Page No. 03


Terrorist attack on Bacha Khan University is condemnable: Ihsan Shah

District Turbat: BNP leader, Mr. Syed Ihsan Shah and others condemned the attack on Bacha Khan University and demanded the government to take strong security measures for all educational institutions in the country.

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




Dysfunctional education system in Suhbatpur: Rustam Khan Khosa

District Suhbatpur: The President National Party, Tehsil Faridabad, Mr. Rustam Khan Khosa said that notice should be taken of the dysfunctional education system of Suhbatpur. He informed that the Government Primary School Balupur has been closed for the last 8 years but the officials of the education department have been naught but negligent.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-23-2016/Quetta/page7.asp


Village without institutions

District Jaffarabad: Village Bhawal Khan Pandrani of Usta-Muhammad has a sizeable population but not enough educational institutions. Hundreds of children are deprived of educational facilities and schools for basic Education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-23-2016/Quetta/page7.asp


Government High School Koray Pasht Bulaidah should be provided with facilities

District Turbat: The students of Government High School Koray Pasht Bulaidah said that qualified teachers and basic facilities were unavailable in the school. They demanded the government to provide the school with facilities.

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


No one can progress without education: Abdul Ghaffar Sumalani

District Quetta: Chairman, Sumalani National Union Central, Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Sumalani and others said in a joint statement that a unanimous education system should be implemented all over the country. Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


Government Inter College Manzki building should be constructed: Provincial Ombudsman

District Quetta: Provincial Ombudsman Balochistan, Mr. Muhammad Wassay Tareen issued an order for construction of Government Inter College Manzki building. The students are facing problems in their pursuit for higher secondary education after matriculation due to the absence of college in the vicinity.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-22-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


Lack of facilities in government schools

District Lasbela: President PPP Gadani, Mr. Ghulam Qadir said that government schools in Gadani highlighted the lack of basic facilities in government schools of Gadani. He added that students in Government High school Gadani are sitting on pavement because of the unavailability of furniture. He demanded from Deputy Commissioner Lasbela and high officials of the Education Department to provide modern computerized education in all girls & boys schools of Gadani.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 06


Provincial educational institutions in decline: PSF Degree College

District Loralai: PSF Degree College Unit President, Mr. Gul Faraz said that the Director Colleges had done nothing more than visiting 3 girls’ colleges in the last 4 years.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 03




School building dangerous

District Multan: CTM High School Ismailabad has long been declared as a dangerous building but the authorities have been apathetic to the pressing issue. 
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-25/page-08


Dialogue among teachers and Punjab Government fails

District Multan: A meeting was held between President Punjab Teachers Association and Additional Secretary Education Schools. The leadership of teachers unions and Punjab Government failed to reach a consensus despite a long session of dialogues.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-25/page-08


Security of Khanewal schools could not be improved

District Khanewal: The security of a majority of schools in Khanewal has not been improved so far. There are around 14 schools which have poor security arrangements including Army Public School Khanewal.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-25/page-03


Boys High School with poor security

District Rajanpur: The Government Boys High School Jampur has poor security arrangement. The teachers, parents and students are worried about their safety and have appealed to the CM and DCO Rajanpur to take notice of the situation.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 10


Authorities negligent about college boundary wall

District Bahawalpur:  The boundary wall of Government Degree College Hasilpur has been damaged for several years but the authorities continue to be negligent.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 14


Headrajkaan: 80% schools without sufficient security

District Bahawalpur: More than 80% schools of headrajkaan and surrounding areas have poor security arrangements.  Most of the schools have damaged boundary walls, while several are without properly trained security guards. People have complained that the school owners are being recklessly selfish by not making adequate security arrangements despite the order from the government.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 02


279 schools of Alipur facing security risk

District Bahawalpur: More than 279 Schools of Alipur and surrounding areas do not have sufficient security arrangements.  Many schools have instructed children to patrol main gates as security guards, instead of appointing properly trained and professional security guards

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 09


Lives of 300 students at risk due to insufficient security at Sheikh Zayed Hostels

District Rahim Yar Khan: The lives of 300 students are at risk at Sheikh Zayed Medical College Hostels Rahim Yar Khan, due to insufficient security arrangements.  The hostels are located in a sensitive area, adjacent to Rangers Headquarters and the hostel boundary wall is partially damaged.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page 9


Mock terrorist Attack at Nishtar Medical College Multan

District Multan: A mock terrorist attack exercise was held at Nichtar Medical College, Multan which involved Quick Response Force, Police and Army Teams.  This exercise was held so as to prepare the forces for any future attacks like the one at Charsada University.  

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-24/page-01 


Punjab to change lives of brick kiln workers

District Lahore: The Chief Minister, Mr. Shehbaz Sharif said that the free education package of Punjab government for the children of labor at brick kilns will change the lives of these children.  He said the children who will go to schools will be given scholarships, uniforms and books.  

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 1


Security of education Institutions will be ensured at any cost

District Layyah: The DCO Layyah, while presiding a meeting regarding the security of schools and colleges said that the security of schools and colleges will be ensured at any cost. Strict action will be taken against the management of schools and colleges which demonstrate negligence in this regard.   He also said that special teams will be conducting inspection of security arrangements at all the schools and colleges.

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No. 8


Fund Raising Dinner for NUML University attended by large number of Pakistanis

Oslo: Halima Khan, Imran Khan’s sister attended the Fund Raising Dinner for NUML University at Oslo which was also attended by a large number of Pakistanis. Speakers at the occasion requested the participants to donate generously for the University.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 1


Special school without security arrangements

District Rahim Yar Khan: Government Special Education School Khanpur does not have proper security arrangements.  The wall is not up to the standards and the barbed wire surrounding the school is damaged which is a cause of security concern to the students and staff.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain Multan, Page No. 07


Teachers protest against privatization of schools

District Rahim Yar Khan: Teachers of District Rahim Yar Khan protested at the City Chowk Rahim Yar Khan against the privatization of government schools. The camp was attended by male and female teachers of from all over District.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 02


Demand for up-gradation of girls school

District Rahim Yar Khan: The residents of Constituency 291 P, Rukanpur have demanded for the up gradation of Government Girls Middle School. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 11


College without facilities

District Rahim Yar Khan: Government Boys Degree College, Liaquatpur has leaking roofs, blocked sewerage system and a broken down bus.  A large number of students have dropped out from the college, due to the pathetic condition of the college.   

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 11


Schools without proper security arrangements

District Rahim Yar Khan: A majority of schools of Rajanpur Kalaan are without sufficient security arrangements. Security guards have not been appointed at the schools which is a cause of security concern among the students.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 11


PEF launches free education for brick kiln children

District Rahim Yar Khan: PEF, under the instructions of the Punjab Government, has launched the free education program up to matriculation for the children of brick kiln labor.  PEF has told its partner schools to send details about such children in their areas.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 04

Schools without security arrangements to be sealed

District Rahim Yar Khan:  The Punjab Government has formed a committee to conduct inspection of security arrangements at schools.  Schools without sufficient security arrangement will be sealed.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 09


District Rajanpur: Thousands of male and female teachers protested in front of Rajanpur Press Club against privatization of government schools.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-22/page-08


Mock exercise of Bomb Disposal Squad carried out at a private school

District Rajanpur: A mock exercise of the Bomb Disposal Squad was carried out at British School Rajanpur.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-22/page-11


DPO directs SHOs to inspect school security daily

District Layyah: DPO Layyah has told all SHOs of the district to inspect security of all schools in their jurisdictions on daily basis. He directed for every person and vehicle that was a cause of suspicion to be checked thoroughly.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-22/page-02


School building at security risk

District Rahim Yar Khan: The boundary wall of Government Primary School Chak No.166/P was being constructed when the local residents halted the construction process, claiming there would not be enough space left on the street following the construction. The school children have to continue their education in a school with an incomplete boundary wall and are facing security risk.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-22/page-03


Action to be taken against all head teachers and absentees

District Rahim Yar Khan: The EDO Elementary Rahim Yar Khan, Mr. Chaudhry Mohammed Aslam, while addressing a meeting at Colony High School said that all Schools must work hard to improve standards of Education at their Schools.  He also said that action will be taken against Heads of Schools and Absentee Teachers and there will no compromise on the quality of Education.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 03


Primary school without boundary wall

District Bahawalpur: Government Primary School, Satellite Town, Bahawalpur is without a boundary wall due to which the children are facing constant security risk.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 02


School without boundary wall and security guard

District Bahawalpur: Government Higher Secondary School Chak No.36/DNB, Head Rajkan does not without a boundary wall and security guard.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 02




Teachers’ tortured in presence of C.M

District Khairpur Mirs: The security personnel of the Chief Minister Sindh, Mr. Qaim Ali Shah tortured the teachers of other cadre when they started protesting before the Chief Minister for their right of salary.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130355108&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160125




Seminar on education

District Khairpur Mirs: A seminar on education was organized by the members of civil society, teachers and citizens of Faiz Gang at Government High School Faiz Gang. The decline in quality of education due to lack of professionally trained teacher was among the issues highlighted on the occasion. 
Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130354960&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160125



SEPCO did not restore electricity of schools

District Dadu: The electricity of more than 100 schools has not been restored despite submission of bills. Members of P.T.Alif and students have decided to protest against the staff of SEPCO.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130355247&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160125


Embezzlement of school construction budget

District Kamber Shahdadkot: The construction work of five government primary school buildings has been put to a stop by the concerned contractors, in Taluka Sijawal, on account of embezzlement of an amount worth 85 lakh.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-01-25/news/page3/1%20(47).htm


Shortage of basic facilities in schools

District Naushehroferoze: There is an acute shortage of class rooms, roofs, compound walls and furniture, at Government Primary and Middle School, village Misir ji Wah, near Moro.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-01-25/news/page3/1%20(33).htm


Villagers take to streets on account of closure of schools

District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of village Haji Allahdad Baloch took to the streets on account of the closure of girls’ school. The school has been dysfunctional for the last four years.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-01-25/news/page8/1%20(7).htm


200 schools dysfunctional in District Dadu

District Dadu: More than 200 schools are dysfunctional in District Dadu, including 100 in Johi, 38 in K.N Shah, 42 in Taluka Mehar and 36 in Taluka Dadu. The Secretary Education has instructed the concerned authorities to submit report of the closure of schools.

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Teachers will be incentivized for promotion of education: Secretary Education

The Secretary Education, Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho said that teachers will be offered awards for better performance in schools. He added that most of the nonfunctional schools in Sindh had been restored

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_25012016014419.jpg


Documents stolen from school

Karachi: Unidentified people stole important documents from the Government School Inrahim Ali Bhai.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103307021&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160125


Educational Conference

District Larkana: A conference on education was held by the Awami Jamuhri Party, at Nizamani Hall Larkana. It was demanded from the landlords and bureaucrats to send their children to government schools.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Jan/25-1-2016/Page3/P3-21.jpg


Lecturers protest against Principal

Hyderabad: The lecturers of Government Nuzrath College protested against the Principal of the College, alleging that she was appointed on OPS.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130354777&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160124


Seminar on promotion of education

District Naushehroferoz: A seminar for promotion of education was organized at Government Branch Middle School Faqeer Ali Hassan Hesbani. While addressing the seminar, PPP MPA, Mr. Sarfraz Shah said that education is the basic right of every child; whereas DEO Education, Mr. Nisar Memon said that tracking system has been launched in the schools to ensure teacher attendance.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130354666&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160124


Decision to fire teachers appointed before 2008

Karachi: The Education Department Sindh has decided to abdicate the teachers who have been appointed before 2008 of their duties in exchange for monetary compensation. The step has been taken for the betterment of education.

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C.M Directs to enroll 2,50,000 children in schools 

Karachi: The Chief Minister Sindh, Mr. Qaim Ali Shah while addressing the meeting of Board of Governors of Sindh Education Foundation has directed to ensure the enrollment of 2,50,000 children in the schools of Sindh Education Foundation, before the commencement of new academic session.

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Primary school building in deplorable condition

Sukkur: The building of Government Primary School, Bachal Shah Miani is in a deplorable condition and is a threat to the lives and safety of the children enrolled in the school.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Jan/24-1-2016/Page2/P2-31.jpg


Teachers protest for salary

District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre protested against nonpayment of salary, for the last 39 months.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Jan/24-1-2016/Page5/P5-6.jpg


School peon protests over nonpayment of salary

District Larkana: Mr. Muhammad Rafique Memon, peon at Government Saint Joseph High School, protested against the nonpayment of salary for the last 33 months.

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Degree College Teachers continue protest against Principal

District Larkana: The teachers of Government Boys Degree College Larkana continued protest against the Principal of the college, alleging him to be responsible for the demise of the college and demanded for his removal.

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LSU raids on school

District Dadu: The team of Lower Support Unit Dadu visited Government Higher Secondary school Phulji Station to inspect biometric attendance of the staff. The team found two employees and 1600 students absent from the school.

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Teachers continue protest over nonpayment of salary

District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre continued protest over nonpayment of salary.

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Post of Director Schools vacant

Sukkur: The post of Director of Schools Education has been vacant for the last five months. Members of GSTA raised demands for immediate appointment of the Director.

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Raid on girls primary school

District Ghotki: The Regional Director Sindh Ombudsman raided on Government Girls Primary School Atar Abro and found out that the school had been dysfunctional for the last ten years due to teacher absenteeism. 
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Protest against non-completion of construction work

District Umerkot: The residents of village Ghulam Mustafa Shar protested against the incomplete construction status of their village’s primary school building, alleging the contractor to leave the work incomplete.

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Female teachers absent from school

District Naushehroferoz: Girls’ education is being adversely affected by the absence of female teachers in Government Girls High School Tharoo Shah.

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Primary school building in deplorable condition

District Shikarpur: The building of Government Primary School, village Bado, near Dakhan city is in deplorable condition and is a threat to the lives and safety of the children enrolled in the school.

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School roof collapses

District Shikarpur: The roof of Government Primary School Khanpur collapsed suddenly. Fortunately, the students remained safe.

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Teachers continue protest over nonpayment of salary

Distirct Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre continued hunger strike against the nonpayment of salary.

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Post of Chairman vacant for two years

District Mirpurkhas: The posts of Education Board Chairman, Controller Examination and Secretary have been vacant for the last two years.

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Biometric team reaches schools

District Qamber Shahdadkot: District Coordinator Biometric Team visited different schools of Taluka Sijawal Junejo for the biometric verification of teachers. The team found 25 teachers absent while 15 were on leave.

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Debate competition among students

District Larkana: A debate competition was held among fifteen primary schools of District Larkana.

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Workshop on media and communication

Jamshoro: A one-day seminar titled ‘Media and Communication’ was organized by Bureau of Stages and Center of Peace and Development Institute Islamabad, at Sindh University Jamshoro.

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Vocational training to 8000 candidates

District Sukkur: The European Union has commenced its vocational training program for 8000 candidates belonging to different schools of Sukkur.

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Pakistani candidates being encouraged for scholarships

Jamshoro: The Council General, Japan, Mr. Akira visited Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamhsoro said that Pakistani candidates are being encouraged by the Japanese government to get scholarships in various disciplines.

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