26 Feb 2016

Naional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Reconstructed schools, BHUs lying unused in Shangla

Schools and health units damaged in 2005 earthquake are yet to be made operational in Shangla district despite their reconstruction by the Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority i.e. Construction of eight basic health units (BHUs) and some schools.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1242011/reconstructed-schools-bhus-lying-unused-in-shangla

Amid inequalities in Khanpur: Girls struggle for education as segregation takes precedence

The absence of a degree college for girls in Khanpur has compelled students to either discontinue their studies or travel long distances in pursuit of an education. An official of the education department told The Express Tribune there is no respite for students because the provincial government has swept the matter under the carpet.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1054498/amid-inequalities-in-khanpur-girls-struggle-for-education-as-segregation-takes-precedence/

 

Protest against closure of Nowshera school continues

The protest against the closure of the school here continued for the sixth day on Thursday as the classes were arranged on the roadside. The students of the Government Primary School No-I, Nowshera Cantonment continued their studies on the roadside due to the closure of the school by the Cantonment Board.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/101076-Protest-against-closure-of-Nowshera-school-continues

 

Lack of facilities in Bakhshali High School

There is lack of facilities in Bakhshali High School Gali Bagh. Only 52 rupees are remaining in the PTC Fund. Water tank leaking; no playground and children are forced to drink warm water in summers due to absence of water cooler.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-02-26/page-2

 

Stay order given against closing Postgraduate Medical Institute extended

PMDC had filed a petition against Postgraduate Medical Institute to close it down. Peshawar High court’s bench has extended the stay order given against closing down postgraduate medical institute.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103367045&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160226

 

Mushtaq Ghani visits Khushal Khan University

CM K-P’s Advisor for Higher Education and Information, Mushtaq Ghani visited Khushal Khan Khattak University yesterday. The purpose of his visit was to inspect the under construction section of the university.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-02-26/page-3

Unprecedented funds allocated for education: Imran

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said here Thursday that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has allocated unprecedented funds for education.

Complete Story: www.thenews.com.pk/print/100990-Unprecedented-funds-allocated-for-education-Imran

http://www.dawn.com/news/1242028/imran-tells-students-secrets-of-becoming-a-good-leader

Balochistan

 

BHC orders FIR against Principal, clerk of college in connection with student’s suicide

The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Thursday ordered the administration of district Killa Saifullah to register a First Information Report (FIR) against the principal and a clerk of Government Girls Degree College Muslim Bagh in connection with the suicide of student Saqiba Kakar.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/02/26/national/bhc-orders-fir-against-principal-clerk-of-college-in-connection-with-students-suicide/

 

School Enrollment Campaign

A special meeting was held in Deputy District Education Office to discuss the matters relating to new academic year and school enrollment. As soon as the schools open up in March, they will be provided free books and the classes will be conducted on time.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103366154&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160226

 

Fool proof security in examination centers

Controller Secondary Board of Education, Ibaad Ullah Shah has said that fool proof security arrangements in the examination centers. Moreover, the invigilation staff has also been given strict instructions to keep an eye on cheating mafia.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103366140&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160226

 

Saqiba Kakar laid her life for education

JTI’s senior leader, Liaqat Baloch has said that Saqiba Kakar laid her life for the purpose of promoting education. The pseudo champions of education forced her to sacrifice her life. PSO also led a rally yesterday to show solidarity with Saqiba. Meanwhile, Nawabzada Humayun has said that the government is being unnecessarily obstinate and callous on this issue.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103366124&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160226

http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103366124&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160226

http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103366124&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160226

 

GB/FATA/AJK

Agricultural University in Bhimbar

President of PPP from Bhimbar, Ch Saeed Khadim has said that the announcement by Prime Minister AJK to build agricultural university in Bhimbar is a very commendable step.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-02-26/5458/21%20copy.jpg

Islamabad

Social Sciences expo concludes on a high note

The second day of the Social Sciences Expo 2016 included a variety of activities for students in which they participated with keen interest. Students thronged different stalls to gather relevant information from universities they were interested in. The counselors were seen guiding students on the courses and the benefits they could get from their programmes for higher studies, nationally and internationally.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/100998-Social-Sciences-Expo-concludes-on-a-high-note

HEC establishes social sciences council of Pakistan

For further development of research culture in all disciplines of Social Sciences, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Wednesday announced the establishment of Social Sciences Council of Pakistan (SSCP).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/101008-HEC-establishes-Social-Sciences-Council-of-Pakistan

Annual education census data important for Pakistan: SDPI

Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) Executive Director Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri has said that Pakistan’s commitment to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has increased importance of National Education Management Information System (NEIMS) 
which needs other data bases also. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/101006-Annual-education-census-data-important-for-Pakistan-SDPI

Academic freedom in universities discussed

Speakers at a panel discussion on ‘Academic Freedom in Pakistani Universities’ exhorted the need for freedom on campuses to debate new ideas and produce diverse knowledge at the Social Sciences Expo 2016 held at the Pak-China Friendship Centre here on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/100999-Academic-freedom-in-universities-discussed

Dr. Tariq Fazal calls for promotion of Social Sciences

Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CAAD) Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry on Thursday said that education was not the priority of previous governments, but the current one was taking it seriously.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/101000-Dr-Tariq-Fazal-calls-for-promotion-of-social-sciences

Government wants to promote education: Baligh

Islamabad: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman said that Pakistani government is very keen to reach the peak of excellence in education and therefore, working on the improvement of quality of education.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/101002-Government-wants-to-promote-education-Baligh

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-26/page-3/detail-10

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/02/25/city/islamabad/minister-vows-to-provide-equitable-education-to-all-children/

Millennial Olympiad 2016 starts

The four-day Millennial Olympiad 2016 commenced with full zeal and zest at Roots Millennium Campus, I-9/3, on Wednesday, says a press release. As many as 1,200 plus participants from over 20 institutions and 10 cities are taking part in 20 exciting competitions which include  cricket, football, badminton, snooker, battle of the bands, master chef, live art, dramatics, chess, hybrid console gaming, table tennis, Picasso painting, fashion show, concert and media fest.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/101014-Millennial-Olympiad-2016-starts

AIOU starts new technical courses

AIOU has started 8 different technical and vocational courses to provide employment opportunities and job security to the youth. Unemployed youth will get employment opportunities domestically and internationally.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103366536&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160226

 

Report says 47pc of children still out of school

The number of out-of-school children has decreased in 2014-2015 compared to the number of out-of-school children in 2013, but still 47 percent of children are not going to school. The number of out-of-school girls is higher than the number of out-of-school boys; therefore, this issue needs immediate attention of the government.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-26/page-3/detail-3

http://www.dawn.com/news/1241990/24m-students-still-out-of-school-says-govt-report

http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-02-26/page-13/detail-7

 

NAB involves city school students in ‘saying no to corruption’ Campaign

National Accounting Bureau (NAB) Awareness and Prevention of Corruption Director General (DG) Aliya Rashid visited The City School, capital’s campus and conducted a session on the importance of “Saying No to Corruption”. This exercise was done in an effort to involve the future generation in the fight against corruption as this war cannot be won by one person or one institution.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-26/page-13/detail-5

 

Student missing for over a week

A college student went missing in Satellite Town nine days ago, after he went to grocery store near his hostel to buy washing powder, his parents said. Asim Zia, 16, is from Gilgit, and was enrolled at a college in Satellite Town. He was living in a private hostel when he went missing after he left for a store at around 10pm on February 17.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1241988/student-missing-for-over-a-week

 

USAID funded pilot project formally launched

A USAID funded pilot project was formally launched yesterday to improve English reading skills of primary students in undeveloped parts of three districts of the Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Under the project, 310 tablets equipped with a digital library of 300 story books would be provided in 16 schools of districts Rawalpindi, Khairpur and Dir to improve English reading skills of the students from grades three to five.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-02-26/page-14/detail-0

 

149 educators regularised In Rawalpindi

The Rawalpindi Education Department has regularised 149 educators after their contract and probation period was completed, a source said. They included 72 female and 77 male educators who were inducted in 2012 on contract basis. According to the source, the case seeking regularisation of these educators was presented before education department of Punjab on the demand of Punjab Educator Teachers’ Association (PETA). 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-26/page-13/detail-2

 

Double M.Phil. Condition for foreign scholarship

Double M.Phil. has been made compulsory for award of foreign scholarships. Previously, PhD scholarships were awarded after Master’s degree. HEC will conduct its own test for the scholarships.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-26&edition=LHR&id=2199322_79426957

 

Open-ended: NA passes bill for NUST rector appointment

The lower house of parliament has passed the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) amendment bill for the appointment of rector amid the opposition terming it an attempt to hire ‘someone already selected’ for the position.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1054726/open-ended-na-passes-bill-for-nust-rector-appointment/

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/02/26/national/na-passes-nust-rector-bill-amid-opps-warnings/

 

Minister promises to fulfill all infrastructural needs of QAU

State Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Engr Muhammad Balighur Rehman assured his full support for the development of the Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU), which is considered as the top ranked academic institution of the country. The state minister congratulated the faculty, staff and students of the QAU for securing the top position.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-26/page-4/detail-4

http://pakobserver.net/2016/02/26/qau-felicitated-for-retaining-title-of-the-top-university-of-pakistan/

 

Punjab

 

Conducive Environment for Students

MD Punjab Education Foundation, Tariq Mehmood has directed all the partner schools to provide conducive environment to the students to improve learning outcomes. Moreover, they should inculcate confidence in the students to iron out daily life activities.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103367618&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160226

 

Matric exams to start from March 1st

812 examination centers have been made by BISE Lahore for conducting Matric exams from March 1. Invigilation staffs from four districts of Lahore have also been trained from examination point of view.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103366865&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160226

http://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/100981-All-set-for-matric-exam

http://tribune.com.pk/story/1054629/school-education-ssc-annual-exam-from-march-1/

 

Tribute to parents and guardians of special children

Rana Mashood has said that his party pays salute to the parents and teachers who look after special children. The barometer to judge the quality of any society is the way they treat the special people.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-02-26/5442/10.jpg

50 campuses fail to get even half of HEC score

Fifty universities/higher education institutions (HEIs) of Pakistan out of 73 ranked by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in the general category could not score even half of the score set by the Commission.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/100959-50-campuses-fail-to-get-even-half-of-HEC-score

963 schools still insecure

Over 920 schools in Lahore still lack manual security checks as the police department face dearth of staff in the sprawling metropolis. On a daily basis the field officers check security of only 115 to 125 schools out of total 1078 educational institutions, registered with the city police and being monitored through the central operations room.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-26/page-13/detail-6

 

PU Tree Plantation Campaign

Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Mujahid Kamran has said that housing societies and roads are being constructed on agricultural land because of increase in population, resulting in reduction of green areas, plants and trees. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-26/page-14/detail-9

  

Cruel Prank: Student arrested for exploding firecrackers in school

A student in the first year of his intermediate studies was arrested on Thursday for exploding firecrackers at school. A spokesperson for Dijkot police said Muhammad Azeem, a student at the Government Boys’ Higher Secondary School, had burst crackers right after the morning assembly. Pandemonium ensued.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1054529/cruel-prank-student-arrested-for-exploding-firecrackers-in-school/

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/02/25/national/student-arrested-for-involvement-in-faisalabad-school-cracker-attack/

 

Dr. Pasha appointed UVAS VC for 2nd term

Prof Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha was appointed as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) for the second consecutive term on Thursday.  Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Department notified the appointment of Prof Pasha for four-year tenure after approval of the Punjab Governor / Chancellor.  

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/100973-Dr-Pasha-appointed-UVAS-VC-for-2nd-term

 

Education Seminar by Citizen Council

Citizen Council held an education seminar on discussing the quality of education prevalent in our country. They also mused over different recommendations and steps to improve the standard of education.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2016-02-26/page-9

 

Sindh

 

Bio-metric registration of teachers

The process of bio-metric registration of teachers has picked up new ambition and speed. The inspection team checked various schools in Malir yesterday. Many teachers were registered during the visit.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-26&edition=KCH&id=2199718_71581616

 

Quality of education in Govt. Schools

Administrator Malir, Tariq Mughal has said that it is imperative to improve the quality of education in govt. schools. He also said that, according to 2013 Act, department of education has been given to Muncipal Corporation and now it is our duty to improve the education standards in the government schools.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-26-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=12_05.gif

 

Armed men attack girl’s school in old Sukkur

A strong contingent of police and Rangers personnel rushed to the Govt. Girls High School, Azizabad, in Qureshi Goth within the Old Sukkur area on Thursday to rescue its teachers and students after receiving reports of an attack by an unruly band of Khoso community members.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1241932/armed-men-attack-girls-school-in-old-sukkur

 

Demo for re-opening of schools

A multi-party alliance held a demonstration at the main chowk in Kandiaro on Thursday to demand re-opening of over 30 girls and boys schools of Kandiaro taulka that have been closed for about 14 years.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1241928/demo-for-re-opening-of-schools

 

Chairmen allowed appointing Controllers and Secretaries

Controlling Authority of Sindh’s Educational Boards has authorized the chairmen of all educational boards to appoint controllers and secretaries by themselves. Hundreds of applications for controller and secretary post have been received by the educational boards.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103366226&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160226

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Education department considers female teachers as their private property

Influential officers have started considering female govt. teachers as their private property. They call them to their offices through different excuses and also call them to their private parties.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-02-26/page-2

 

Editorial/Op-ed

 

Spare the students at Least By Kuldeep Nayyar

Should the students take part in politics? This question prevailed even before the independence. When I was studying Law in Lahore, even then this question was raised.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103366513&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160226

 

HEC ranking By Mohammad Hassam Siddiqi

The Higher Education Commission has recently unveiled its Higher Education Institutions’ Ranking List for 2015. This list has caused uproar in the academia for various reasons. The ranking is being considered dubious because some of the universities that do not even properly perform their basic function of educating students have been ranked on higher positions.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/101023-HEC-ranking

CPEC education By Sqn Ldr (r) M Saleem Ansari

The keen interest being shown by major world powers in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a testament to the fact that the project will prove to be a game-changer in the region. The rolled out plans once completed will bring progress and prosperity to all parts of the country. We will witness development in industries like mines, tourism, agriculture, industry, export, communications, etc, that will boost the economy and living standards of the people.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/101017-CPEC-education

A Cliched narrative on education By Asad Palijo

Our society is not at peace with itself due to growing intolerance. From Khyber to Karachi, there is an unequivocal call for bringing education reforms and for the promotion of inclusiveness and tolerance. An increasing number of voices are clamoring for reforms in the public-sector school system to help discourage parents from sending their children to madrassahs.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1054560/a-cliched-narrative-on-education/

 

Poor cleanliness in schools By Dr Saqib

Sir: A few days ago, I visited the Government High School at my native town of Hasilpur, where I had completed my primary education. I felt dejected to see the poor condition of cleanliness in the school. Children were studying in an unhygienic environment.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/26-Feb-2016/poor-cleanliness-in-schools

 

Imparting poor education By Waqas Bangash

Education is believed to be the only means for a developing nation like Pakistan to develop widely and the only tool to make a nation civilized. Every society is divided into different classes; fortunately the elite class and the rich are able to afford good quality education for their children through private schools.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-26/page-7/detail-3

 

Two Higher Education Commissions By Habib Akram

Before the 18th Amendment, both province and federation could make legislation on education. Schools and colleges used to be in the control of provinces and the universities used to be in the control of Federation.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-26&edition=KCH&id=2200407_14642960

 

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Students protest against increased fees

Peshawar:  The Mutahida Tulaba Mahaz Peshawar University held a protest demonstration against the hike in examination fees, in front of Academic Block.

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.8

Daily Surkhab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.2

Kidnapping of a student

Peshawar: A student named Muhammadullah S/o Ammanullah, was kidnapped from Amman Chowk, when he was waiting for van. But he was released after some hours.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103367184&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160226

Daily Aaj, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.8

Primary school shifted to another colony

Nowshera: The Education Department shifted the building of Government Primary School Khushal Colony to Iqbal Park colony Nowshera, without taking any permission from the Cantonment Board Nowshera.

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

Construction work completely stopped at Bacha Khan Medical College

Peshawar: The construction work in Bacha Khan Medical College has been stopped due to conflict between C&W Department and Consultant on Monitoring. The Department has taken notice of the situation and asked to the C&W department to resolve the conflict and start the construction work to save the project.

Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.8

Shortage of basic facilities creating problems for students

Bakhshaali:  The lack of facilities of water and Play Ground in government high school Guli Bagh, the students have to face difficulties.

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.5

Peshawar University Construction Projects near completion

Peshawar: The two projects of Peshawar University, under 605 Million Rupees reserved funds of Federal Government, are near to complete.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.2

Balochistan

Students can brighten their future with education and skills

Wandir: The Head Master Government Boys High school wandir Mr. Abdul Sattar said that students can brighten their future with the light of education and professional training's/skills. He added that developed nations are excelling in every sphere of life due to Education.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/karachi/today/p2/story.php?param=taleem.jpg

Changing name of Mir Chakar University is unacceptable: BSF

District Quetta: The Central spokesperson of BSF said that changing in name of Chakar University is unacceptable; such conspiracies will produce hatred among the nation and chaos in society. He emphasized politicians and nationalists to play role in this regard. 

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-26-2016/Quetta/page2.asp

Demand for releasing of NTS teacher’s orders

District Loralai: The NTS pass sufferers of Loralai appealed from the Chief Minister Balochistan, the Governor and provincial Minister to issue remaining offer orders among candidates. They said 150 orders are stilling pending while candidates have fulfilled the reservations. They demanded to resolve issue on priority basis.  

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103366385&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160226

Notice should be taken of unsatisfactory performance of DEO Education Mastung

District Mastung: Mr. Mir Abdul Wahid Shahwani along with others said District Education Officer Mastung violated merit and appointed nears and dears, which is violation of merit and injustice with literate local candidate, demanding from Education High officials to take notice of such blunders.

Complete Story: Daily Nai- Baat Quetta, Page No. 3

We have to propagate education for eradication of illiteracy: Ihsan Iqbal

District Quetta: The Federal Minister for Planning Development & Reforms Mr. Ihsan Iqbal said while short visit of Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering & Management sciences BUITEMS that the said university is imparting quality education in the area and eliminating poverty through Education. He said we have to propagate Education for eradication of illiteracy, poverty and unemployment. He inaugurated the library and business incubation center in university, VC presented him memorial shield.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 8

Punjab

Threatening letter sent to school

District Rahim Yar Khan: Some unknown terrorists gave a threat letter to two boys of Government High School Rahimabad, Sadiqabad and told them to give the letter to the Principal. The school should be closed down otherwise it will be blown up with explosives as mentioned in the letter. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-02-26/page-02

Government decides to enroll 3 million children by April, 2016

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of the Punjab has decided to enroll 3 million out of school children to schools by April 2016 with the support of UNICEF.  The teachers will gather data of out of school children by visiting homes and all children who are above the age of 5 years and are not going to schools due to any social, economic or family reason will be admitted to schools.   

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 9

Class 4 child grabbed by loafers

District Dera Ghazi Khan:  Siddiqur Rehman, a ten year old child and a student of Class 4 was going home from school, was grabbed by Shahid Mumdani and his accomplice and was molested by both criminals.  The people of area gathered, when the boy made hue and cry and the criminals ran away.  The police registered the case and launched search for the criminals.

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

Special plan prepared for security of Examination Centers

District Bahawalpur: Mr. Asif Rahim Chunarr, Divisional Emergency Officer visited Examination Centers for the Matriculation Examinations and told the Press that plan had been prepared for providing security and emergency services to the Examination Centers.  The ambulances and 1122 emergency services will be available outside ever Examination Centre and the Examination Staff has been informed to keep the exit passage open and clear. 

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

Vendors outside become security risk

District Bahawalpur: The concerned citizens have observed that main gates of many schools of Ahmedpur Sharqia have been occupied by the vendors who are involved in selling different food items and toys to the children during the break time and after the School off time as well.  The observers said that these vendors could cause a serious security risk to the children and Staff of the Schools. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-02-26/page-02

RS.100, 000 to become PEF Partner

District Muzaffargarh: The corruption of PEF partner schools has been exposed further. Mr. Rana Yaseen, District President of Jaffar Bhatti Group is charging RS.100, 000 from private schools for making them Partners of Punjab Education Foundation. The PEF partners are receiving RS.1000 per child from PEF but paying RS.3000 to their under-qualified teachers and are destroying the future of the next generations.  

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

Sindh

Shortage of staff in High Secondary School

Hyderabad: The Students of Government Boys School Qasimabad held protest, along with parents, against the shortage of teachers in the School.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130366140&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160226

http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-02-26/news/page3/1%20(23).htm

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Protest continued against capturing of school plot

District Dadu: The members of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf continued protest against the local land mafia, on capturing of plot of Government School Bhan Saeedabad.

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Protest against not repairing of school building

District Badin: The residents of Bhudo Qambrani held protest against the non-repairing of school Building, declaring that more than 200 student lives are in danger due to its deteriorating condition.

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More than 30 schools dysfunctional

District Naushehro feroz: The All Parties Alliance held protest against the closure of more than 30 Primary and Middle Schools in Kandiaro, since years. The buildings are occupied by the local landlords.

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Vocational School did not open since construction

District Larkana: The Vocational Training School building Mad Bahu did not operate since  its construction in 1987, with the expenses of two coror.

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Girls deprived of Scholarship stipend

District Nawabshah: The Students of Government Girls High School One Sakrand are deprived of getting Scholarship stipend. It is exposed that amount has been grabbed.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-02-26/news/page2/1%20(9).htm

Boys and Girls Primary School dysfunctional since years

District Ghotki: The Government Boys and Girls Primary School, village Sakheero Malik is dysfunctional, since years, due to heedlessness of the higher authorities, leaving hundreds of student’s future at stake.

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TEO visits schools

District Ghotki: The Taluka Education Officer Daharki, Mr. Muhammad Yousif Soomro visited the schools of different Union Councils. He found 17 Ghost Teachers and seven other staff on Visa, while directing to stop their salary.

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Other cadres teachers continue protest

District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre continued protest strike against not releasing of salary.

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Bio-metric verification starts at schools

Karachi: The process of Biometric verification of teachers in schools has been started in Malir, where countless teachers are found bogus; their record is not present. The illegally found teachers are directed to report to Secretariat along with record.

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Board Chairmen authorized for appointment of Secretaries and Controllers

Karachi: The Controlling authority of Education Boards of Sindh has authorized the Board Chairman to appoint the Secretaries and Controller Examination through Board Committee.

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Recruitments through Reform Support Unit are illegal: Opposition

Karachi: The Education Minister, Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said, while defending the Reform Support Unit, working under Education Department Sindh, that all recruitment of 17th Grade of Head Masters through that Unit are transparent and legal. He was replying to the opposition leader Mr. Khuwaja Izhar Ul Hassan, in Sindh Assembly.

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Arrest warrant issued against Director Primary education

District Larkana: sindh High Court larkana has issued arrest warrants against the Director Primary Education Larkana, on not proceeding to the court hearing.

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Teachers join actual schools after Biometric verification

District Badin: Around 100 Schools are closed after the biometric verification of the Teachers of five Talukas of District Badin, on account of their deputation in actual posting schools.

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No funds for Middle School Examinations

District Shikarpur: Sindh Education Department has not issued funds for the examination of Middle Schools of District Shikarpur. Students of more than 60 Schools are going to appear in the examination, but yet funds are not decided by the education authorities.

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