26th September 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Govt urged to rebuild quake-hit school in Upper Dir

Students of the government primary school, Karkabanj, in Upper Dir district are getting education in damaged classrooms posing a threat to their lives.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1285738/govt-urged-to-rebuild-quake-hit-school-in-upper-dir

http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/24-Sep-16/upper-dir-school-damaged-in-earthquake-still-unrepaired

Nazims, students protest staff shortage in Karak schools

Village nazims and school students on Friday staged a protest sit-in outside the office of district education officer, Karak, against the shortage of staff in schools and alleged political interference in the education department.

Complete Story:http://www.dawn.com/news/1285739/nazims-students-protest-staff-shortage-in-karak-schools

 

Teachers’ training

The Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has struck an agreement with the British Council to train its government school teachers in improving their English language skills.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/26-Sep-2016/teachers-training

 

Experts stress education sector’s modernisation

Educational experts during a conference stressed a need for adopting modern methodology and technology in the fields of education, research and teaching. Speakers including Canada based scholar Professor Dr Mir Baiz Khan were addressing Aga Khan School teachers’ regional research conference.

http://nation.com.pk/national/24-Sep-2016/experts-stress-education-sector-s-modernisation

http://pakobserver.net/research-conference-of-akst-held/

 

People protest against BISE for grade-5 students’ exam decision

Scores of people belonging to various localities here on Sunday protested against the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Peshawar for its decision to make grade-5 students appear in its examination.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/152649-People-protest-against-BISE-for-grade-5-students-exam-decision

 

Fazlehaq College Mardan closed for security reasons

The Fazlehaq College here has been closed for an indefinite periods due to inadequate security and following a specific threat of a likely attack, sources said on Saturday.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/152441-Fazlehaq-College-Mardan-closed-for-security-reasons

 

Youths urged to focus on studies

District nazim Ishfaq Ahmad Khan Meenakhel on Thursday urged youths to focus on studies to play an effective role in the development of the backward district after joining different professions.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1285793/youths-urged-to-focus-on-studies

 

Charge sheet issued to 52 teachers for ignoring polio vaccination duty  

The department of education on Friday issued charge sheet to 52 female school teachers for ignoring polio vaccination campaign and not fulfilling their duty. 

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/24-Sep-16/charge-sheet-issued-to-52-teachers-for-ignoring-polio-vaccination-duty

http://pakobserver.net/52-lady-teachers-charge-sheeted-for-ignoring-polio-vaccination-duty/

 

‘No shortcut to success except hard work’

Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Engr Iqbal Zafar Jhagra Friday said there was no alternate and shortcut to success except quality education and handwork. He expressed these views on the eve of awarding financial assistance to 25 Edwards College students from FATA here at Governor’s House, Peshawar on Friday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/no-shortcut-to-success-except-handwork/

 

HEC finally issues NOC to varsity

After a wait of almost a year, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has issued a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to the Abbottabad University of Science & Technology (AUST).

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1187813/one-year-wait-hec-finally-issues-noc-varsity/

 

 

Balochistan

 

Balochistan University announced schedule of different exams

According to the announcement of Baluchistan University Annual exams of BA and BSc will start from 27th September 2016.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103763036&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160925

 

Fake candidates caught in Metric supplementary exams

Raid was made during the supplementary exams of Metric in Quetta and three fake candidates were caught who were giving exam on behalf of other candidate. Mobiles were found during these examinations.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103763025&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160925

 

Baluchistan University announced schedule of different exams

According to the announcement of Baluchistan University Annual exams of BA and BSc will start from 27th September 2016.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103763036&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160925

 

Fake candidates caught in Metric supplementary exams

Raid was made during the supplementary exams of Metric in Quetta and three fake candidates were caught who were giving exam on behalf of other candidate. Mobiles were found during these examinations.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103763025&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160925

 

GB/FATA/AJK

 

Students protest lack of teachers, facilities in Bajaur school

The students of Arang area of Bajaur Agency on Saturday staged a protest demonstration against the shortage of teachers and absence of basic facilities in their school.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1285985/students-protest-lack-of-teachers-facilities-in-bajaur-school

 

Waziristan youth demand right to education, rehabilitation of schools

A group of students belonging to tribal belt on Friday demanded of the government to make sure the provision of basic education facilities to the repatriated families' children in North Waziristan Agency on early basis.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/24-Sep-16/waziristan-youth-demand-right-to-education-rehabilitation-of-schools

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/152202-Govt-urged-to-reconstruct-educational-institutions-in-Waziristan

 

Elders demand construction of college in Barang

Tribal elders of Barang tehsil in Bajaur Agency have urged the government to make no further delay in starting construction work on the Barang Degree College.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/152446-Elders-demand-construction-of-college-in-Barang

 

 

Islamabad

 

Only 7 Pakistani institutions among top 980 universities

The 13th edition of World University Rankings issued by Times Higher Education has placed UK’s University of Oxford the world’s top, snatching the slot from California Institute of Technology. The top 980 universities on the list this year, however, have only seven institutions from Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/25-Sep-2016/ciit-gets-top-slot-in-pak-universities-the-rankings

http://www.dawn.com/news/1285647

 

Schools asked to cooperate with polio teams

Private schools and colleges in Islamabad Capital Territory have been asked by their regulator, PEIRA, to help make the upcoming anti-polio vaccination campaign a success.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/152635-Schools-asked-to-cooperate-with-polio-teams

 

HEC organises consultation on Lahore Knowledge Park

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan organised a consultation session, involving academic experts from across the country, on Lahore Knowledge Park (LKP) Project to identify prospects of mutual cooperation to ensure project’s success.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/152182-HEC-organises-consultation-on-Lahore-Knowledge-Park

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/09/23/city/lahore/hec-organises-consultative-session-on-lkp-project/

 

DAAD director conducts orientation session at RIS

Director German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Lars Bergmeyer conducted an orientation session at Roots International Schools, Wellington Campus, with the students of International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and the Advanced Level students.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/24-Sep-2016/daad-director-conducts-orientation-session-at-ris

 

UK holds 2nd annual ‘UKinPAK’ public exhibition

The United Kingdom spends more on education in Pakistan than it does in any other country overseas, said British Deputy High Commissioner, Patrick Moody at the 2nd Annual ‘UKinPak’ exhibition, on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/uk-holds-2nd-annual-ukinpak-public-exhibition/

http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/25-Sep-16/uk-holds-2nd-annual-ukinpak-exhibition-in-islamabad

 

AIOU extends special edu facilities for ME students

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has decided to extend special educational facilities to overseas Pakistanis, particularly those living in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Sultanate of Oman and Bahrain.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/aiou-extends-special-edu-facilities-for-me-students/

 

AIOU to establish centres for visually impaired students

The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will be starting e-learning ‘Accessibility Centres’ for visually impaired students at 44 of the varsity’s regional offices within a month.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1286110/aiou-to-establish-centres-for-visually-impaired-students

 

AIOU places students’ certificates at website

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has placed provisional certificates of all its students who completed their BA programme in Semester Autumn, 2015 in order to facilitate them to take admission in next programme.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/25-Sep-2016/aiou-places-students-certificates-at-website

 

Anusha for e-education

Minister of State for IT & Telecom Anusha Rehman stated that e-content developers should focus upon the development of verified e-content to educate and facilitate mobile users particularly in the domain of digital health system.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/152424-Anusha-for-e-education

 

 

Punjab

 

Early Childhood Education classrooms in 1,000 schools

The Directorate of Staff Development has planned to establish Early Childhood Education (ECE) classrooms in 1,000 schools in the province by next year under an approved PC-1 and government intends to make ECE system effective through supporting partners such as World Bank which intends to develop ECE classrooms in the province.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/152169-Early-Childhood-Education-classrooms-in-1000-schools

http://pakobserver.net/public-schools-to-get-early-childhood-edu-classrooms/

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/09/23/city/lahore/dsd-planning-to-establish-ece-classrooms-in-1000-schools/

 

Schoolchildren cry for water

Firozepur schoolchildren yesterday took to the streets for clean drinking water. The children in uniforms along with their school principal and teachers held banners and posters lamenting the government. "We are forced to drink unclean water," the banners they held read.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/25-Sep-2016/schoolchildren-cry-for-water

 

PEEF lauded for promoting education

Addressing a ceremony to distribute scholarship amount among students, Government Postgraduate College Principal Prof Yaqoob Rana said the PEEF scholarships were for the needy students, whose parents cannot afford education for their children.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/152522-VEHARI-City-News

 

Raid in Matric supplementary exams centres

Inspection has been conducted in all examination centres of Lahore during the Metric supplementary exams 2016. During the raid two fake candidates and three candidates caught while cheating in the paper.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103764325&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160925

http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103762550&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160924

 

Heads of 250 Schools transferred to other districts

Due to increased dropout rate and poor results Heads of 250 schools were transferred to other under developed districts. In this regard final list of heads has been issued by the education department.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103764305&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160925

 

Quality Education

Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafiq has said that it is the Government is focussing to promote quality education in the country.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-26-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=45.gif 

 

Intermediate supplementary exams

Intermediate supplementary exams of Punjab higher and Secondary Education Board will start from 22nd October 2016.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-09-25/page-2/detail-12

http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-09-25/page-8/detail-8

 

Raid in Metric supplementary exams centres

Inspection has been conducted in all examination centres of Lahore during the Metric supplementary exams 2016. During the raid two fake candidates and three candidates caught while cheating in the paper.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103764325&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160925

http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103762550&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160924

 

Heads of 250 Schools transferred to other districts

Due to increased dropout rate and poor results Heads of 250 schools were transferred to other under developed districts. In this regard final list of heads has been issued by the education department.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103764305&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160925

 

Quality Education

Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafiq has said that it is the Government is focussing to promote quality education in the country.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-26-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=45.gif 

 

Intermediate supplementary exams

Intermediate supplementary exams of Punjab higher and Secondary Education Board will start from 22nd October 2016.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-09-25/page-2/detail-12

http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-09-25/page-8/detail-8

 

1,101 University of Wah students conferred degrees

The University of Wah, at its 5th convocation, conferred degrees on 1,101 in the disciplines of basic sciences, computer sciences, management sciences and social sciences and humanities.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/24-Sep-16/1101-university-of-wah-students-conferred-degrees

 

LUMS hires new faculty members

The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has hired two new full-time faculty members – Dr Martin Wilhelm Lau and Dr Jawad Syed – for the academic year 2016-17.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1187837/lums-hires-new-faculty-members/

 

Students create official website for college 

The students of Government Sadiq Egerton College have created a website for the institute. It was launched in Bahawalpur on Friday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1187331/pacing-students-create-official-website-college/

 

PEF takes notice of union formation

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has taken exception to the attempted union formation and collection of money in the name of union fund from school owners who have remained unsuccessful in partnership with the foundation in expansion phase-10 of its public private partnership based Foundation Assisted School (FAS) programme for the needy children.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/152628-PEF-takes-notice-of-union-formation

 

 

Sindh

 

Only one teacher working at two places at the same time sacked during 2008-13, PA told

Despite the prevalent problem of ghost teachers, particularly in the rural areas, only one teacher had been sacked for working at two places at the same time, said Sindh education minister Jam Mahtab Dahar on Friday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1285656/only-one-teacher-working-at-two-places-at-the-same-time-sacked-during-2008-13-pa-told

 

‘Schools cannot legally collect security fee’

School administrators should not force students and their parents to pay any additional amount in the name of security, said Dr Mansoob Hussain Siddiqui, the head of the Sindh Directorate of Private Institutions, on Thursday.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/152150-Schools-cannot-legally-collect-security-fee

 

Two-day Joint Education Sector Review-II begins

The Sindh Education and Literacy Department is organising the ‘Joint Education Sector Review-II (JESR-II)’ here on September 27-28, said a spokesperson for the Reform Support Unit of the Department here on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/two-day-joint-education-sector-review-ii-begins/

 

Need to focus on the technical education

Abid Hussain Bhayo, Provincial Minister Youth Department has advised the students that along with traditional education they must focus on getting technical education. He further said that Government must arrange technical education in schools along with their traditional educational system.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103763264&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160925

 

Date for submission of admission form in inter has been announced

Controller examination of higher secondary education Karachi, Muhammad Imran Khan has announced the last date to submit the enrolment form for intermediate admissions in Arts, commerce, science, etc.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-26-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=183412

 

Result announced by Federal University

Controller examination of Federal University, Ghayas ud Din Ahmed has announced the results BA Private final examination 2014 that was conducted on December 2015.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-26-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=183416

 

Lack of teachers in College of Nursing Jomshoro

Poor quality of education is given in College of Nursing Jomshoro. There are only three teachers in the college and due too political un-stability education of students badly affected.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-24-2016/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=09_05.gif

http://e.jang.com.pk/09-24-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=182328

 

Government opened doors for resources to promote education

Governor Punjab Malik Rafique has said that Government has opened doors for resources to promote education in the country, so students must focus on education.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103762048&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160924

 

Schedule for admissions 2017 in Sindh University

Session of admission committee was held regarding the examination 2017 in Sindh University. In this session acceptance has been given for admissions in different programs of bachelors and masters.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-24-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=182325

 

Poor checking system of Karachi board

Poor checking system of Karachi Board once again exposed in result a student who didn’t give the economics paper was shown in result and there was no result of Islamic study paper which she has given.

Complete story:

http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-09-25&edition=KCH&id=2628434_24768953

 

Result of Intermediate will announce today

Higher Education Board, Karachi will announce result of intermediate 2016 today. Results of intermediate arts regular, arts private and special candidates will announce in afternoon.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-09-26/page-8/detail-21

 

Trying hard to improve the educational system: Murad

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that he was trying to improve the education system over all right from primary to the university level and to also make the boards efficient in taking examination and declaring the results

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/24-Sep-16/trying-hard-to-improve-the-educational-system-murad

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/152145-Sindh-striving-to-upgrade-standards-of-education-asserts-Murad

http://tribune.com.pk/story/1187267/state-education-will-well-soon-chief-minister-assures/

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/09/24/city/karachi/transparency-in-exam-results-soon-cm-murad/

http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/23-Sep-16/sindh-to-improve-education-system-from-primary-to-university

 

Need to focus on the technical education

Abid Hussain Bhayo, Provincial Minister Youth Department has advised the students that along with traditional education they must focus on getting technical education. He further said that Government must arrange technical education in schools along with their traditional educational system.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103763264&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160925

 

Date for submission of admission form in inter has been announced

Controller examination of higher secondary education Karachi, Muhammad Imran Khan has announced the last date to submit the enrolment form for intermediate admissions in Arts, commerce, science, etc.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-26-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=183412

 

Result announced by Federal University

Controller examination of Federal University, Ghayas ud Din Ahmed has announced the results BA Private final examination 2014 that was conducted on December 2015.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-26-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=183416

 

Lack of teachers in College of Nursing Jomshoro

Poor quality of education is given in College of Nursing Jomshoro. There are only three teachers in the college and due too political un-stability education of students badly affected.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-24-2016/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=09_05.gif

http://e.jang.com.pk/09-24-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=182328

 

Government opened doors for resources to promote education

Governor Punjab Malik Rafique has said that Government has opened doors for resources to promote education in the country, so students must focus on education.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103762048&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160924

 

Schedule for admissions 2017 in Sindh University

Session of admission committee was held regarding the examination 2017 in Sindh University. In this session acceptance has been given for admissions in different programs of bachelors and masters.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-24-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=182325

Poor checking system of Karachi board

Poor checking system of Karachi Board once again exposed in result a student who didn’t give the economics paper was shown in result and there was no result of Islamic study paper which she has given.

Complete story:

http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-09-25&edition=KCH&id=2628434_24768953

 

Result of Intermediate will be announced today

Higher Education Board, Karachi will announce result of intermediate 2016 today. Results of intermediate arts regular, arts private and special candidates will announce in afternoon.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-09-26/page-8/detail-21

 

Nearly 11,000 students appear for MUET entry test

Around 10,666 students appeared on Sunday for the entry test of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology’s (MUET) main campus at Jamshoro and Khairpur campus for admission in the academic year 2016-2017.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1188276/shot-dark-nearly-11000-students-appear-muet-entry-test/

 

Teaching faculty of BADC will be completed by October 2

 Vice Chancellor Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) Ghulam Asghar Channa has announced that teaching faculty of BADC will be completed by October 2nd when the required doctors will be appointed on all vacant posts. 

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/24-Sep-16/teaching-faculty-of-badc-will-be-completed-by-october-2

 

SHC forms medical board to examine BSEK chief Anwar Zai

The Sindh High Court on Friday constituted a medical board to examine the health of the under-detention chairman of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK), Anwar Ahmed Zai.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/152156-SHC-forms-medical-board-to-examine-BSEK-chief-Anwar-Zai

 

 

Editorial/Op-ed

 

Education emergency in Sindh  by Asghar Soomro

Instead of declaring an education emergency, the Government of Sindh has taken administrative initiatives to bifurcate the Education and Literacy Department into two, schools and colleges education, similar to the education administration in Punjab.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1187231/education-emergency-sindh/

 

HEC closure of PhD and MPhil programmes By Editorial

The Higher Education Commission’s (HEC) closure of 31 doctorate programmes and 26 MPhil programmes across Pakistani universities as part of its quality control efforts is laudable. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1188186/hec-closure-phd-mphil-programmes/

 

Letters to the Editor

 

Negligence towards education

A few days ago I visited a village near Khipro district Sanghar. It was all great, but regretfully the condition of government schools and a few unpleasant remarks of parents regarding the situation of education drew my attention towards the pathetic condition of schools in the region.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/letters/26-Sep-16/negligence-towards-education

 

GDC Wahi Pandhi

We request the new CM Sindh and the concerned authorities in the Education Department to look into the matter and take necessary steps for the completion of the building of Degree College Wahi Pandhi at the earliest, as education deserves to be the top priority of the government.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/gdc-wahi-pandhi/