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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-02-26/news/page7/1%20(1).htm
Other cadres teachers continue protest
District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre continued protest strike against not releasing of salary.
Complete Story: http://awamiawaz.com/epaper/fullsize/Page-02.jpg
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.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_26022016020059.jpg
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.
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.
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.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Page No. 2
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.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Page No. 3
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.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Page No. 3