25th January 2017

Balochistan

Annual training of teachers is compulsory to raise standard of education

Commissioner of Qalat division has said that to raise education standards, teachers’ training is compulsory on an annual basis. The change in curriculum and teachers training, showing a positive impact on the education standard.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-25-2017/Quetta/page7.asp

Enrolment drive will start from February 5

Deputy Commissioner Qila Saifullah has said that the enrolment drive will start from February 5, parents should help us to enroll their children in schools. We will take every possible step to reopen the closed schools.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-25-2017/Quetta/page7.asp

 

Federal

PIPS holds 5-day workshop for members of GB assembly

The Gilgit-Baltistan Prohibition of Corporal Punishment against Children Act 2015 was officially launched on Monday, by passing this legislation Gilgit-Baltistan has pioneered as the first ever province of Pakistan to legally ban corporal punishment. The workshop aims to produce valuable outputs in a mutually beneficial & learning environment for the members of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/181643-PIPS-holds-5-day-workshop-for-members-of-GB-Assembly

 

Punjab

‘Anti-education policies’: Schoolteachers announce strike from Feb 2

Teachers protesting against the Punjab government’s education policies and ill treatment of school heads have announced a total ‘educational’ boycott starting from February 2. On Tuesday, the schoolteachers staged a protest demonstration outside the Punjab Civil Secretariat under the banner of United Teachers’ Council (UTC) led by a faction of the Punjab Teachers’ Union (PTU).

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1305981/anti-education-policies-schoolteachers-announce-strike-feb-2/

http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-01-25/lahore/9281/63654

http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-01-25/page-14/detail-4

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/181611-Teachers-not-to-perform-exam-census-duties

https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103992992&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170125

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Educational institutions asked to get weapons licenced

The Lahore deputy commissioner has asked educational institutions to acquire weapons' licences for security purposes and directed the Education Authority chief executive officer to arrange a workshop for security guards' training.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-01-25/lahore/9281/63652

 

Education is part of our religion: Mayor Rawalpindi

Mayor Rawalpindi Sardar Naseem has said that education is part of our religion and we will use every possible resource to make Rawalpindi an education city. He said this while addressing a ceremony arranged by the Punjab teacher union at Kahuta.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103992620&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170125

 

Unsatisfactory answer: Inquiry committee decided to suspend 376 school heads

The 376 school heads submitted unsatisfactory answers to the inquiry committee. The inquiry was started due to poor performance of school heads and committee decided to suspend 376 school heads under PEEDA act.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103993428&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20170125

http://e.jang.com.pk/01-25-2017/Multan/page2.asp

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2017-01-25/page-3

 

Sindh

Education is a universal fundamental right, but not for the poor

Although Education is the fundamental right of every human being but schools are unavailable for the children of slum-dwellers in the metropolis. The public schools are also inaccessible for them because majority the slumberous parents don't even have identity cards. Temporary residence and shifting on regular basis also creates hurdles for those children to acquire basic education.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-01-25/lahore/9272/63635

 

Two decades gone, Golachi School is still facing the shortage of teachers

The only Boys Higher Secondary School of Taluqa Golachi is facing the lack of teachers and other basic facilities. The head master Abdul Aleem Mallah said that there are 400 students in higher secondary school and 800 in high school, but there is no subject teacher of Math, Biology, and Physics etc.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2017-01-25/page-12

 

Editorial/Oped

The robot factory: Pakistan’s education system

http://nation.com.pk/blogs/25-Jan-2017/the-robot-factory-pakistan-s-education-system

 

The brain behind the PM’s Education Reforms

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/181656-The-brain-behind-the-PMs-Education-Reforms