Baseless allegations on Madaaris
Molana Hussain Ahmed has said that baseless allegations are being hurled against the madaaris which have no link with reality. Madaaris have no reservations against the registration policies.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-03-25/page-3
Scholars need to excel in research and knowledge
Dr. Hafeezullah has said that the scholars need to excel in the field of research and knowledge for the collective interests of whole society. It is praiseworthy that the government is giving scholarships to the researchers.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-03-25/page-2
Officials raid exam halls in Landikotal
Officials of the local administration raided matriculation examination halls in Landikotal tehsil of Khyber Agency and caught several students cheating on Thursday.
PhD thesis defended
Noman Khan successfully defended his PhD thesis in Management Sciences (Finance) and qualified for the award of the doctorate degree. His public defense was held at Qurtuba University.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/107749-PhD-thesis-defended
KUST students say ignored during Imran’s Visit
Office-bearers of student unions here on Thursday alleged that the administration of Kohat University of Science and Technology (Kust) did not allow the students to hold a discussion session with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan during his visit to the varsity on Wednesday.
Closure of schools in Pasheen
Head master and teachers of schools of Pasheen have been suspended due to absence from duties and closure of the schools. District Education Officer has also been relieved from his duties.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-25-2016/Quetta/page1.asp
Smart School Monitoring System to be adopted by FATA
FATA’s education department has decided to adopt the smart school monitoring system of Punjab. Its delegation visited the Punjab’s IT Board and requested Dr. Umar Saif to assist them in this regard.
Education budget in AJK
AJK Prime Minister, Ch Abdul Majeed has said that 33% of the budget is being spent upon education. New generation should be trained to make the education institutions a source of learning rather than just making them a source of earning.
Plagiarized books being made part of curriculum
AJK government has decided to implement the books of Teachers Foundation as course books in all the schools of state. Private schools have also been notified to use those books.
Violation of Supreme Court’s Ruling
Vice Chancellor, Women University Bagh, Dr. Sardar Haleem Khan has violated the Supreme Court’s ruling and the notification by Higher Education by appointing an over aged candidate as the Dean of Arts for three years.
2300 teachers to be recruited in Islamabad
Minister of State for CADD, Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry has said that the up-gradation work of 22 schools has been completed. 200 more schools will be up-graded in the next phase. 2300 teachers will also be recruited in Islamabad.
The future of those private schools that are operating in residential areas is still uncertain as the modus operandi to be adopted by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) for the auctioning of plots for schools remains unclear.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1247820/education-watch
AIOU students emerge as major users of digital technology
Students of the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) have emerged as major users of digital technology in the educational sector, getting access to their academic programmes, course material and other relevant information through internet.
New bio-metric system for educational institutes on cards
The Punjab Education Commission (PEC) has finalised preparation to introduce new examination and biometric system till July 01 to ensure attendance in all the educational institutions across the province, official sources said. According to the sources, the old divisional directorate of Education Department would also be made functional in the 36 districts of the province by July 01.
18 talented Pakistanis awarded for outstanding achievements
As many as 17 talented Pakistanis received 'Gold Medal Awards 2016' in a ceremony held on Thursday for their outstanding achievements in different fields of life. The awards were conferred by eminent nuclear Scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan on talented Pakistanis of different ages for their contributions in the areas of promotion of ideology of Pakistan, science and technology, sports, education, social welfare, literature, art and craft, medical etc.
CADD to upgrade remaining 400 educational institutions: Tariq
Minister of State Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhary Thursday said the up-gradation process of remaining 400 capital’s public educational institutions would be completed in next eighteen months. These public schools and colleges would be made a role model for the provincial educational institutions; he said while chairing a meeting with the “Academic Authority” here at his office.
200 HEC Scholars yet to return from abroad
Around 200 MPhil and PhD scholars who were sent abroad by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) have not returned to the country after the completion of their education. “In the last five years, the HEC disbursed 4,212 local and foreign scholarships among the students and 200 of them availed foreign scholarships,” a source in the HEC told Online.
Forest Day Seminar in RIPHAH International University
RIPHAH International University held a special seminar on the occasion of International Forest Day. Executive Director of PRIME, Ali Salman presented his research paper in the seminar.
Education resolve of Sweet Home’s Children
The children of Pakistan Sweet Homes have resolved that they would contribute towards national development by attaining education.
Teacher Training is inevitable for better quality of education
Chairman Punjab Higher Education Commission, Dr. Nizam ud Din has said that teacher training is inevitable for improving the quality of education. Punjab government is making huge investments for bringing reforms in the education sector. Research and innovation should be the basis of our drive towards growth and development.
New policy for 5th, 8th Grades’ results on the anvil
The Punjab Examination Commission has prepared a new policy related to the results of grades five and eight. According to a source, under the new policy, if the students of both grades fail in one subject, they will be able to pass on. If the students fail in two subjects, they will have to re-appear in the exams; however, they will be promoted to the next class. The students who fail in four subjects will be considered failed and they will not be promoted to the next grade
2nd Shift in primary schools
Punjab government is considering starting 2nd shift in primary schools of big districts. For this purpose, consultations will be held with civil society members, parents and teachers.
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Chairman BISE Rawalpindi visits examination Centre
Chairman, BISE Rawalpindi, Dr. Muhammad Zareef visited the examination Centre’s of Grade IX exam. He reviewed the preparations of invigilation staff and directed them to provide the students all necessary staff.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-03-25/page-2
Security Cameras of schools stolen
Unidentified thieves robbed the security cameras of Govt. High School Qila Maseeta in Muidke. City police station has registered the case of this robbery and has started the search for thieves.
Change in Laptop Distribution Scheme
Chief Minister Punjab has declared the process of shortlisting of two companies for distribution of one lac laptops. He has also made a committee to review the selection process afresh.
MoU between Engineering University and Metrological Department
UET Lahore and Metrological Department have signed a MoU to collaborate in research on climate themes.
Career Counseling Seminar in UCP
University of Central Punjab’s media club held a career counseling seminar with Dean, School of Media and Communication Studies, Prof. Dr. Mughees ud Din in the chair.
Debate on Women Protection Bill in Punjab University Law
During a debate held in Punjab University Law, the speakers were of the view that the women protection bill is not against Islam or Law because all the sections in it are according to Quran, Sunnah and Constitution of Pakistan.
Shahbaz pays surprise visit to school
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on the return from passing out ceremony of Dolphin Force at Chuhng Police Training Centre, Thursday, suddenly landed his helicopter at Mandi Raiwind near Railway Lines. The chief minister reached Government Girls High School, Mandi Raiwind without security and protocol.
Court rejects HEC reply
The Lahore High Court Thursday rejected reply of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan for being vague and directed its chairman to apprise about its role in appointment of public sector university’s vice chancellors with a clear point of view. Lahore High Court’s Justice Shahid Karim expressed his dissatisfaction over the complicated answer submitted by Punjab Higher Commission for the case of appointment of vice chancellors. He observed that public universities are facing too many issues because of bad governance.
‘Quality education key to real progress’
A three-day international conference on “Education and Research” organised by University of Education started here on Thursday. More than 92 scholars are presenting their research papers on different approaches and aspects of education while renowned scholars from Germany, England, Canada, Saudi Arabia and other countries are also participating.
Inspiration: FATA to adopt school monitoring system
The authorities in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have decided to replicate Punjab’s Smart School Monitoring System at government schools in the territory, according to a statement issued on Thursday.
Private school teachers share their plight
“How can I feed my family on mere 4,000 rupees that I earn from full-time teaching at a school,” asks Shazia Khalid, who is the eldest among four sisters and a brother. Her father was paralysed after an accident about a year ago. Her mother earns by sewing clothes at home. Her sister’s study in a government school and in evening gives tuitions to children of the area. Her brother is young and can’t earn.
Call for Teachers’ Training on modern lines
Punjab HEC Chairman Dr Nizam-ud-Din has said that teachers’ training on modern standards for promoting the quality education is of great importance. Punjab Government is spending a huge budget for the betterment of education sector, sustainable development and for implementing new reforms to meet the professional standards.
‘Education and Research’: PHEC Chairman emphasises importance of teachers training
Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Chairman Dr Nizamud Din has said that teachers’ training on modern standards for promoting the quality education is of great importance.
PEF schools appear in QATS
Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has been rendering yeoman’s service in education-promotion at the grassroots. It has opened the doors of education to all those children who couldn’t afford it on their own. For this purpose, various useful initiatives have been adopted to promote and strengthen the mechanism of school education in the low-income families so that they could alleviate their poverty through the education of their children.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/25/pef-schools-appear-in-qats/
Urban Unit, GCU Lahore sign MOU for Better Urban Future
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Urban Unit and Government College University, Lahore (GCU) for co-operation, partnership and exchange programmes in various domains regarding urban development.
Pro-Women act not Un-Islamic: PU Law Experts
Speakers of a seminar at Punjab University Law College have said that the Punjab protection of women against violence act was neither un-Islamic and nor unconstitutional and presented the various verses from the Quran and Sunnah and articles from the constitution to substantiate their legal and constitutional point of view.
Check on cheating in SSC exams
22 inspection teams have been appointed for checking the cheating practices in examination halls during the SSC exams. Exam will be starting from 29th March. Section 144 will be implemented around the examination centers. 7 examinations Centre’s have been declared sensitive.
KU Professor among 2 daesh operatives held
The security agencies on Thursday claimed to have arrested two Daesh operatives including a professor of Islamic Learning Department, Karachi University. Sources privy to the matter revealed that Dr Ubaid was taken into custody for having association with the Daesh. He was shifted to unknown location for interrogation while the authorities concerned have not disclosed the arrest so far.
Seminar calls for greater industry-academia linkage
The speakers and scholars at the Pakistan Leadership Forum (PLF) have urged upon the academia and entrepreneurs to strengthen the linkage between each other so that ever-increasing unemployment in the country could be minimised.
Govt. urged to increase education budget
The provincial dialogue on Sindh Education Budget 2015-16 organised by by Alif Ailaan has expressed dissatisfaction over the appalling condition of education in Sindh and held responsible the authorities concerned.
SSC-I & II exams under Hyderabad BISE to begin on 28th
Annual examinations 2016 for Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Part-1 and 11 (9th and 10th) will be held from March 28 to April 8 in the 10 districts of Sindh falling within the jurisdiction of the Hyderabad Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE).
Illegal fees being charged to students
Government Colleges have started charging unnecessary fees to the students for providing ‘answer copies’ during the ‘perelium examinations’ and testifying the ‘practical journal’.
Students Protest the shifting of Benazir Bhutto University’s Campus
The residents of Sanghar were ensured that a campus of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University would be established in Sanghar. But now the campus would be set up in Tando Adam Khel. Students protested against this decision in front of press club.
Every education is not education and every teacher is not teacher By Atta ul Haq Qasmi
Within Pakistan and even outside Pakistan, there are many Pakistanis which have multiple talents. But there is no one for them to explore their hidden talents.
Reforms needed in education system
Colleges have been turned into mere degree awarding institution by up-grading their status to university level. Only a few people are benefited through this activity. Only Public Service Commissions have a good repute to conduct the examinations. Other examinations systems need great reforms.
Reinventing public libraries By ‘Inam Ullah Marwat’
Sir: I have been studying in Lahore for the last five years. For the last one year, I have been visiting major public libraries like the Government Punjab Public Library, Quaid-e-Azam Library, and Darusalam Library.
Political assault on education By ‘Sehar Sabir’
With the efforts of courageous, dedicated and motivated personalities despite the fear of being attacked by the fanatic infiltrators, the educational standards are improving in our country. On one hand our universities are taking considerable positions in World ranking as well as in national level ranking while on the other hand they are being attacked by the fractions of the society who are adversaries of education and learning.
Education problems in Pakistan
Education is the basic right of every human being. It makes everyone able to understand the things which are happening in one’s surroundings. This is a thing no thief can steal. If we see the history of developed nations, they made education as their basic tool of prosperity. There are two types of education – formal and informal education. Informal education starts at home while the formal education starts at schools.
Shattered dreams By ‘Faisal Bari’
JAVED dreamt of becoming an engineer and working for a multinational corporation that would allow him to travel around the world. After completing his Intermediate in the late 1980s, and unable to secure enough marks to enter one of the few public-sector engineering schools available then, and not having enough money to go abroad, he ended up doing a two-year Bachelor’s degree programme. He became an administrative assistant in the early 1990s. He is still working as senior administrative assistant. He knows he will retire as an administrative assistant.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1247710/shattered-dreams
Letters to the Editor
Downfall of education
The education system of Pakistan has been literally paralysed. There is lack of chairs, tables, fans and even teachers in the government institutions.
Use of KU Pedestrian Bridge
There was an accident in front of Karachi University a few days ago. Two girls got hit by a car while crossing the road. There is a pedestrian bridge to the side of the university entrance for the convenience of students.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/25/use-of-ku-pedestrian-bridge/
Vacant Posts for Head Master
The government school of Beesakalan, Tehsil Sarai Alamgir, District Gujrat was given the status of high school in 1990. Since very long time the post of head master is vacant.
Chairman Pakistan Engineering Council visits UET
Peshawar: The Chairman of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Engineer, Mr. Jawed Salim Qureshi on Thursday visited University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar. Professor Dr Iftikhar Hussain, Vice Chancellor UET appraised about the council steps towards the promotion of quality education in engineering sector. On the occasion a function was also arranged which was attended by the chairmen of all departments, senior faculty members and UET students. In his welcome address, Professor Dr Iftikhar Hussain, who himself is an elected member of Pakistan Engineering Council, hailed the efforts of PEC in facilitating the engineering community. Professor Dr Iftikhar Hussain also assured PEC chairman all possible support in making his plans successful for the uplift of engineers. He said since taking over as Vice Chancellor of UET Peshawar, he was trying his best to provide best possible education to the students in a conducive and a tension free environment. While speaking on the occasion, Chairman PEC Engr Jawed Salim Qureshi said that PEC has been working on the service Structure of the engineers and the engineering community would soon get it.
Primary school lacking basic facilities
Mingora: The General Councilor VC Khatko said that the Primary school of VC Khatko facing lack of basic facilities. There is no electricity, drinking water in the school for the students, officials take notice. He said students went to outside the school for drinking water in Tegigram lack stop unhygienic water. He demanded from the relevant department officials to provide the pure drinking water and electricity in the school.
Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=10
Khairullah demanded revival of vacancies for Physical & religious teachers in educational institutes
Peshawar: Khairullah demanded revival of vacancies for Physical & religious teachers in educational institutes, demanding for scale 16 teachers & employees and clear notification of package should be issued for scale 17 to 22 employees otherwise teachers will force to protest.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.3
Harmonization of textbooks need of hour: Atif
Peshawar: The Provincial Minister for Education, Mr. Muhammad Atif Khan said on Monday that harmonization of textbooks with present days requirement was the need of the hour and directed the officials of his department to prepare recommendations by getting opinions from the educational experts to take practical steps in this regard. He expressed these views during a briefing giving to him on textbooks quality reforms here today.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.2
Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.3
Vacancies on high administrative ranks in Education department, office work affected
Peshawar: The Department of Primary and Secondary Education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa lack the officers and members on high administrative ranks, due to which office work is badly affected and all the work on department of education. There are no special secretary, additional secretary, Director ESRU, Deputy Secretaries & Chief Planning Officers. Moreover, there is also vacancies of 7 section officers, Monitoring Officer, 2 Superintendent, 4 Assistant & Data Processing Supervisors are vacant.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.8
Protest on cases filed against Primary Teachers
Bannu: The Provincial President of APTA Malik Khalid has demanded to take back the cases that are filed against Primary teachers, otherwise whole province will be blocked and protest will be recorded. Many other members said that government is not accepting the power of primary teachers; if they all unite then they will accept their power.
Government claims for Education are baseless; children are getting Education along road side
District Dera Bughti: The Government Educational claims are baseless; children are getting Education on road side due to unavailability of School building.
Government Educational institutions deprived of basic facilities: IJT
District Quetta: The Administrator IJT Quetta, Mr. Sabir Panayzai along with other party officials said there is no any standardized school in district Quetta. The Government Educational institutions are deprived of basic facilities like apparatus from science laboratories, potable water, text books and furniture.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-25-2016/quetta/page3.asp
Demand for notice against dilapidation of Educational institutions in Zhob: Inam Kakar
District Quetta: The Provincial President PSF, Mr. Malik Inam Kakar said that Educational institutions of Zhob & surroundings have been dilapidated and giant funds have been prey of corruption. He said text books and basic facilities in schools and colleges are unavailable students are facing problems in getting Education while parents are worries about future of their children. Educational emergency claims of Government are baseless & fake in reality. He said Government should implement Educational policies with utmost honesty.
Many Primary Schools of Wadh are closed: Mir Jalil Mengal
District Khuzdar: The organizer Baluchistan National Party Tehsil Wadh, Mr. Mir Jalil Ahmed Mengal said in his statement that many Primary Schools of Wadh are closed and lacking behind in basic facilities. In modern age of science and technology children are getting Education on pavement, water and electricity facilities are also missing in Primary School Qilli Gul Jan Abad. CM Baluchistan and Government should take serious notice of the situation.
Complete Story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No: 3
Educational institutions are ruined with planned strategy: BSO
District Quetta: The Central spokesperson BSO declared enmity to cancellation of Baloch appointments in study center Baluchistan University by Vice chancellor. On the other hand, near and dears are appointed in 16 grades which are belonging from other provinces. He stated such negative inclinations by VC are proving that Educational institutions of Baluchistan are ruined with planned strategy.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No:8
Van inaugurated for school enrolment home to home campaign
District Rahim Yar Khan: The Deputy Education Officer Azra Nasreen inaugurating the Van for home to home campaign for school enrolment under the auspices of social Organization Alif Ailaan.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-03-25/page-11
Garbage piles in front of Government School
District Rahim Yar Khan: The main gate of Government Taraqi-e-Talim High School Khanpur has been covered with piles of garbage. The TMA staff emptied the sewerage gutter lines and man-wholes and left the dirt and filth in front of the said School. The children find it hard to pass through the main gate and several children have become sick. The staff and parents have demanded to remove the garbage from the main gate of the School.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya Multan, Page No. 3
Arts and Crafts exhibition at Lahore Grammar School
District Rahim Yar Khan: An Arts and Science Exhibition was held at Lahore Grammar School Rahim Yar Khan. The Students created different models through their creativity. The Art and Science creations of the Students were appreciated by Staff and Parents. The Parents said that the talents of the Students were enormous and could be enhanced through more opportunities like this.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan. Page No. 3
Primary School upgraded to Middle, Classes from 1st April, 2016
District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government Primary School Wahi Jumman Shah has been upgraded to Middle School with a grant of RS.7 Millions by the efforts of the local MPA Hasham Jawan Bakht. The Building was renovated, rooms were added and Furniture and other facilities were provided. The Classes 6, 7 and 8 will be launched from First April for girls of the area.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan. Page No. 3
Poisonous water from sugar mills affecting students
District Dera Ghazi Khan: The poisonous water from sugar mills is affecting the Students of Government Girls Primary School Basti Rasul Bakhsh Rarreera and several Students have got sick. Tasnim Akhtar, Principal of the said School told the press that it had become extremely difficult to run the School because of the poisonous water of the Sugar Mills and children were being affected with stomach diseases, itching, and lungs diseases and several children had been admitted into the private hospitals. The Staff and Students protested and demanded that Commissioner Dera must take an action.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya Multan, Page No. 02
Teachers protest against Taluka Education Officer
District Badin: The Teachers from Tando Bagho held protest against the Taluka Education Officer, accusing him of corruption, demanding for bribe from Teachers and misbehaving the Female Teachers.
Education rally on the title “let’s go to school”
District Thatta: An Education rally was organized by the social Organization Voice of Youth Network, with the cooperation of Plan Pakistan, on the title of let’s go to School, declaring that hundreds of Schools are dysfunctional, having shortage of basic facilities.
Decision to depute Rangers and Police during matriculation Examination
Hyderabad: The Education Board Hyderabad has decided to depute Rangers and Police during matriculation examination, starting from 28th of March, to handle students from cheating.
Primary and Middle School under shortage of basic facilities
District Mirpurkhas: The Government Primary and Middle School, village Muhammad Hishim Bhurgri, where constructed in 1950, but since then students have to face problems, due to shortage of classrooms and furniture. There are only three Teachers to teach 400 Students.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-03-25/news/page2/1%20(5).htm
School SMC funds violated
District Badin: Million of rupees of SMC funds of Government Girls Primary School are exposed to be violated and grabbed, by showing bogus bills of furniture and maintenance of the School.
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Only ten schools functioning in rural areas of District Ghotki
Education Department did not take any effective measure for up gradation of Schools in rural areas of district Ghotki, where thousands of children are still deprived of getting basic education, due to closure of schools. It is reported that only ten schools are functional, whereas rest of the buildings are fading away and near to collapse. Even there is acute shortage of basic facilities in most of the schools.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Page No. 2