Schools in Malakand to remain closed today
All the public and private schools in the Malakand division would remain closed today (Tuesday) in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake, said the divisional commissioner Mohammad Usman.
Probe launched into schools funds misuse
A team of the anti-corruption establishment (ACE) has launched a probe into the alleged embezzlement of funds in the government girls schools in the district. “The probe was initiated on the orders of ACE provincial director Nawabzada Ziaullah Toru,” ACE circle officer Shahid Adnan said on Monday.
Govt. slated by opposition over lack of education emergency
To discuss the current situation of education across the province and to identify solutions to all prevalent problems, an all-parties conference was held at a hotel in the city on Monday. The program was organized by Institute of Social and Policy Science (I-SAPS) in collaboration withAlif Ailaan, however, no one from the ruling parties showed up.
Information technology labs on the cards for govt. schools
In an attempt to adapt to changing times, the provincial government has planned to set up information technology (IT) laboratories in all government schools in the province. According to a handout, this was said by Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad Atif Khan at a presentation in the city on Monday.
70 librarians promoted
Some 70 librarians serving in different colleges of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been promoted to BPS-18. According to a notification issued by the Higher Education Department, 70 male and female librarians have been promoted to the next grade.
Heads of educational institutes protest
The Heads of educational institutes in Naseerabad and Jaffarabad protested against the Private Schools Regulation Authority.
No fee reimbursement
CM Balochistan issued directions to refund the fee of final year students. However, students have not received any fee reimbursements so far.
Secretary Education Balochistan stated that teachers should attend to their duties with utmost sincerity. He added that all available resources should be utilized for the development of education sector and that promotions must be made based on merit.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-27-2015/quetta/page3.asp
GTA protecting teachers rights
President, Government Teacher’s Association Balochistan said that GTA is protecting the rights of teachers. He also urged the teachers to work on the restoration of closed schools.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-27-2015/quetta/page7.asp
Private schools closed today
Following reports of aftershocks, the private schools and colleges in Rawalpindi will remain closed on Tuesday. In Islamabad, four main private schools have declared a holiday. Whereas, the government educational institutions will continue working as per routine.
Quake leaves students traumatised, baffled
The powerful earthquake yesterday left the students studying in government institutions traumatised and baffled, recollecting the scenes of the 2005 earthquake when thousands of children had lost their lives in schools. The earthquake spread panic and shock among the parents whose children go to schools and colleges as in the 2005 earthquake about 19,000 children had died in schools.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-27/page-3/detail-3
FBISE HSSC supplementary exams from Nov 3
The supplementary exams of intermediate under the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) will start on November 3, 2015. the written exams of FBISE Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) will commence from Tuesday. Roll number slips have been issued to the candidates.
Pakistani girls to benefit from Michelle Obama’s education initiative
About two million girls in Pakistan will benefit from the US First Lady’s education initiative recently launched with an investment of $70 million. The United States announced a new partnership with Pakistan to increase girls’ enrollment in schools during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to Washington.
Sino-Pak educational, cultural corridor must for people to people contact: Bao Jiqing
Talking to eight-member women delegation, which recently paid a two-week visit to China, wife of Chinese ambassador Bao Jiqing has said that China and Pakistan need to develop educational and cultural corridor at the people-to-people level to implement socio-economic agenda and take benefit of their fast-growing friendship in letter and spirit.
Managerial ad-hocism in HEC
The Finance Department of Higher Education Commission is undergoing managerial ad-hocism. The duties of DG Finance have been assigned to DG Administration while the post of Advisor Finance has been vacant for extended period of time.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-10-27/page-3
NTS announces scholarships for IDPs
Tribal people in general and Mehsud tribe of South Waziristan in particular rendered great sacrifices during war on terror, but government failed to ensure their repatriation after nine long years of their displacement. This was said by Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions Lt Gen (retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch, on Monday.
Babar Awan visits TMUC
Senator Dr. Babar Awan paid a visit to the Millennium University College, H-11/4, for a motivational talk on pursuing a successful law career, says a press release. The rector of Millennium University College, Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq, in his opening address to the students, introduced Dr. Awan as a prominent politician, lawyer, author, and analyst having exemplary legal acumen.
AIOU to hold conference on social sciences next week
Allama Iqbal Open University will hold a national conference on social sciences next week. It will be attended by social scientists from all over the country and will cover wide ranging topics of different disciplines to help understand complex social problems. This is a part of the university's continuous efforts to promote innovative and research-based study on socio-economic problems, said AIOU Vice Chancellor Dr Shahid Siddiqui.
Iqra University begins club activities
Iqra University has launched a campaign for the club registration for new students of Fall-2015 programme. The activity is designed to provide new students with a platform to further advance their extracurricular abilities by enlisting in the maximum four of the university’s clubs, including those on adventure and sports, debates, singing and dramatics, eco and media sciences.
AIOU to introduce LLB degree program: VC
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has decided to introduce some new academic programs for professional up-gradation including LLB, M.Phil Library Science and bachelor degree in fine arts. This was announced by the Vice Chancellor Dr. Shahid Sididqui, addressing 2nd phase of indigenous on-campus training workshop, arranged in collaboration with Higher Education Commission, said a news release Monday.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=277035
IIUI launches online research database
International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) Office of Research Innovation and Commercialisation (ORIC) has launched first ever online research database in the university. According to an official statement, Rector IIUI Dr Masoom Yasinzai and President Dr Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh inaugurated the online research database.
Scholar heads to Vienna for second PhD
Muhammad Nasir Khan, faculty member of the Department of Education at International Islamic University, will be heading to Vienna (Austria) on October 31 to join University of Vienna for his second doctorate in social sciences, says a press release.
Private educational institutions will remain closed today
A holiday has been announced in private schools of Rawalpindi after earthquake shocks, public schools will remain open and a lower attendance in schools is expected.
Nonfunctional school in Daultana
Government schools in Daultaan are nonfunctional owing to the negligence of the Education Department. Schools in the region are being misused as shelters for animals.
Posts of principals in colleges vacant
A decision to appoint candidates to the vacant posts of principals in public colleges has been undertaken. During the first phase of appointments, a total of 59 female teachers and 16 male teachers would be promoted to the post of principal.
Conference on teachers’ training programs
National Accreditation Council for Teacher Education Pakistan (NACTE) is organizing a two days conference in Punjab University with the cooperation of Research Department Punjab University. The conference aims to discuss teachers’ training programs in Pakistan.
Spelling Bee Lahore pool rounds begin today
The Lahore Pool Rounds of the lith DAWN In Education Spelling Bee Competition begins here on Tuesday (today). The competition is being held by The DAWN Media Group in partnership with the United States Embassy, Islamabad.
DCO teams ‘steal’ CCTV cameras from schools
The special teams of DCO Nankana took away CCTV cameras from A and A+ category schools without the permission of the schools administration on Muharram 10th. The special teams did not make any contact with school heads or any other teacher before dismantling and collection of CCTV cameras.
GCU imparts university governance skills among staffers
Government College University (GCU) Vice Chancellor Dr Hassan Amir Shah, while addressing
inaugurating an indigenous on-campus training programme for the university staff, said governance can’t be good until it is effective, efficient and transparent, adding that unnecessary delays and bottlenecks in system fail good governance.
Spring session exams from November 2
Semester Spring 2015 examinations of Matric, Intermediate and B.A would start from 2nd November. This was said by Assistant Regional director Allama Iqbal Open University Rao Zulifqar Ali while briefing the media persons. He added that roll number slips has been dispatched to every student at his home address. He said that roll number slips could also be down load from University website.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=277026
PU to organise conference
Punjab University Institute of Education and Research (IER) will organize 2-day National Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (NACTE) Pakistan. The opening ceremony of the event will be held on Tuesday (tomorrow) at 9am at IER’s Waheed Shaeed Hall.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-27/page-14/detail-14
Reply sought on appointment of KEMU pro-vice chancellor
The Lahore High Court on Monday issued a notice to the Punjab government and the King Edward Medical University (KEMU) on a petition challenging appointment of Prof Dr Saeed Qazi as pro-vice chancellor of the varsity.
Livestock policy research centre at UVAS
US Consul General at Lahore Zachary Harkenrider inaugurated the Centre for Applied Policy Research in Livestock at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) here on Monday.
Probe against SZH professor launched
The Health Department launched a probe on Monday against a cardiac surgery professor of the Shaikh Zayed Hospital on the allegations of using passports of two countries and travelling abroad without seeking exPakistan leave from the competent authority.
Students caught cheating in exams with the help of smartphones
It is still not clear as to how technical-minded the candidates appearing for the Sindh Board of Technical Education (SBTE) exams are, but many of them did, however, look like masters in the techniques of cheating, it emerged here on Monday.
Lack Of Education, leaves women isolated: Dr Nasreen
Women constitute more than 50 percent of Pakistan’s population but due to the lack of education and social vision, they have become an isolated and neglected segment of the society. Education and vocational training are the dire needs for them in the modern era.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=277097
Protesting primary teachers threaten to boycott LG election duty
The All Sindh Primary Teachers Association (PTA) warned on Monday teachers would boycott election duty in the Erst phase of local government election in Suklcur and Larkana divisions and continue protest till their demands were met.
Fate of teachers appointed in PPP tenure hangs in balance
Sindh’s Education Department is apparently disregarding the orders of the superior judiciary on one pretext or the other, saying that the appointments of teachers in the tenure of PPP government in 2012-13 were made without fulfilling the codal formalities, it has been learnt. A large number of teachers who were appointed in education department by PPP Senior Minister for Education and Literacy Pir Mazharul Haq were being denied salaries since more than three years.
Investigations against Inter Board Karachi
Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association said that the government should form a special investigation committee to conduct an inquiry into the irregularities committed at Inter Board Karachi and that deliberate delay in investigations is condemnable.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-10-27/page-2
No specialization programs offered at Govt. Male Nursing Schools
None of the Government Male Nursing Schools offer specialization programs for the students, as a result of which, several students are compelled to turn to financially unaffordable private institutions.
Issue of DAO University not resolved
Due to the conflicts between Governor Sindh and CM Sindh with regards to the recruitment of Vice Chancellor DAO University, no progress can be seen on the appointment of VC to DAO University.
Director IBA rejects third induction
Director IBA Karachi has rejected the proposal of remaining on this position for the third time by the Board of Governors.
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Extension in the admission deadline for Visual Studies programs, University of Karachi
Director Admission of Karachi University, Professor Shakeel Ahmad Khan announced that the admission deadline for the programs of Visual Studies Department i.e. Bachelors of Designing, Bachelors of Fine Arts and Bachelors of Architecture has been extended for two days.
Pakistanis aim to build in Tando Allahyar world’s second university for the deaf
For the millions of deaf worldwide, there is only one university located in the US to pursue higher education. A group of ambitious Pakistanis are now aiming to build the second one in Tando Allahyar, Sindh. It might be several years from today when a signboard for a university is put up but the Deaf Reach programme believes the foundation has been laid in the form of their Rashidabad School.
Health dept official denied scholarship for kids’ education
The Sindh High Court (SHC) has summoned the provincial education department’s additional secretary on October 28 to explain the alleged discrimination in awarding scholarships from the provincial endowment fund meant for the education of employees’ children .
Letters to the Editor
Education plays a pivotal role in the development of a country. A high literacy rate ensures sustainable economic development, higher labour productivity , and economic prosperity. A poor literacy rate is a major impediment to the economic development of Pakistan.
Finally, I do not understand how LUMS can deny that it has received USAID funding when its official webpage http:lums.edu.pk/page.php/lums-at-a-glance acknowledges receipt of $10 million from USAID in 1989. LUMS SSE is, of course, a part of LUMS and hence just as much a beneficiary.
Shameful annihilation of govt. schools
The portfolio of education takes priority in all civilized countries of the world but in our country it is always neglected. Education in the big cities of our country is worst like in Karachi where the the standard, prestige and value of the government schools has been reduced to zero. The schools are just very few if the ghost schools are not accounted for, but the teacher in that school are in large number, though many of them are ghost teachers and become visible only when they have to get salaries.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=276998
Educational Revolution in KP
Technology is a very powerful tool for education but it’s expensive and hence inaccessible to the common man. Although, engendering computer literacy in our education system is a worthy cause, and not just a fad, it is still inconceivable for public school children to have access to it. Learning with technology helps students use various problem-solving techniques that include high-order thinking and decision-making but since technology is worth its weight in gold, it is considered to be a rich man’s vocation.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=276999
Establishment of fully equipped laboratories in Government Schools
Peshawar: A high level meeting was held under the chairmanship of the Provincial Minister for Education Muhammad Atif. The Minister was briefed about the establishment of modern I.T. labs in the government schools of the province.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103140945&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151027
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 2
Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx
Lack of furniture in Zwandragram High School
Chitral: Zwandagram Government High School is facing shortage of furniture. The school caters to a student body of 213 students including 62 female students. However, there is an acute shortage of basic facilities such as electricity, water, furniture and a science laboratory. The students informed that despite the austere weather of the region which averaged at -10 C, they were compelled to sit on the floor due to non-availability of furniture.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 3
Kohat Board announced schedule for election of 4 members
Peshawar: Kohat Educational Board announced the schedule for the election of 4 members from educational institutions. The finalized voter list will be issued on 10th November while the election will be held on 30th Novermber, 2015.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 3
A.T.A Khyber announced closure of educational institutions
Peshawar: President All Teachers Association Khyber Agency announced that a protest would be observed on 28th October if the Agency’s Education Officer was not transferred. As a protest, all educational institutions of Khyber Agency will be closes.
Complete Story: Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No. 2
Text books sanctioned 2 and a half years ago still not distributed
Hangu: The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provided free text books to the Education Department for distribution among the children of government schools. However, the books have been lying unused in the storage room of Education Department Orakzai Agency and have gone to waste rather than being rightfully distributed among the students.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 3
Demand to construct Khushaal Khan Khattak University Building in Jail Chowk
Karak: The political leaders and elders of Karak City started a movement to ensure the construction of the building of Khushaal Khan Khattak University in Jail Chowk in accordance with the approved plan. Leaders of ANP and Muslim League (N) in the district announced unwavering support to the movement.
Girls Primary School without school building
Khaliqabad: Mr. Mir Abdul Qayoom Rind, Mr. Mir Niyaz Muhammad Rind and others, in joint statement, stated that Girls Primary School Tahir Abad Rangi Raisani is deprived of a school building. Under the previous government, officials issued tenders for the school building but construction did not take place. They demanded the provision of a school building for the primary school from the Finance Advisor to Chief Minister, Mr. Mir Khalid Lango.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html
Teachers’ shortage should be met: Qadir Bux Koshish
District Gawadar: Teachers shortage in Government Girls High School Babar-Shore and in other educational institutions should be resolved on an immediate basis, said Qadir Bux Koshish who is a social activist. He added that basic facilities such as clean drinking water and adequate learning space should be provided in the schools.
Action should be taken against absent teachers of Panjpai Girls & Boys Schools: Ayoob Khilji
District Quetta: The Central Vice-president of Government Teachers Association Balochistan, Mr. Ayub Khilji while addressing a teachers’ meeting stated that 14 teachers were appointed in Government Girls Middle School, of which only 2 female teachers were attending to their duties. He urged the government to take strict measures against absent teachers.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-27-2015/quetta/page10.asp
Employment for educated youth
District Gawadar: Employment opportunities should be provided to the educated youth of Balochistan. The incumbent government has been making shallow promises of employment opportunities for the youth for the last 2 years, however, little but no efforts have been made to materialize these promises.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html
Problems of Saryab’s educational institutions should be solved: Aziz Shahwani
District Quetta: Member of District Council Quetta and BNP leader, Mr. Azizullah Shahwani stated that the educational institutions of Saryab specifically Kechi-Beg had fallen prey to dilapidation. Several schools lacked basic facilities such as clean drinking water, latrines and adequate learning space. Shortage of teachers was another problem that the schools faced. He urged the provincial government to resolve the pressing issues of Saryab’s educational institutions.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_3.html
Teachers & LCs should perform duties sincerely: Abdul Saboor Kakar
District Quetta: Secretary Education Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar visited DEO office Chilton Town. While addressing a meeting with the DEO, LCs and other staff, he stated that if all teachers and officials perform duties with utmost honesty, then surely the overall system will automatically improve. He applauded the DEO Chilton Town with regards to his efforts in improvement of education in the area and stated that the issues of teachers will be resolved on an immediate basis.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-27-2015/quetta/page3.asp
Educational emergency should be implemented practically: Political Leaders
District Quetta: Socio-political leaders from various walks of life stated that duality in the education system of Balochistan needs to be eradicated completely in order to increase the literacy ratio in the province. We all have to make unanimous efforts for the propagation of education. The medium of instruction should be in the local language for vivid understanding and comprehension on part of the students. The government should implement education plans in true spirit rather than raising shallow slogans.
1109 Assistant Education Officers to be hired by Education Department
District Multan: The Education Department Punjab will hire 1109 Assistant Education Officers in the first phase through the Punjab Public Service Commission, of which 39 seats will be given to serving teachers.
Complete Story: Daily Pakistan, Multan, http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-10-27/page-08
Primary school without teachers for last 5 years
District Rahim Yar Khan: Government Primary School Mouza Mudhpir, Basti Solangian and Mubarakpurwas were constructed 5 years ago for a cost equivalent to more than 2 million rupees, but so far, no teachers have been appointed.
Complete Story: Daily Pakistan, Multan, http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-10-27/page-03
Teacher absenteeism a cause of problems for students
District Lodhran: Jalaluddin, a teacher appointed at the Government Boys Primary School Basti Bararan, Rukanpur is often absent from the school while the students continue to sit and play in the ground.
Complete Story: Daily Pakistan, Multan, http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-10-27/page-02
College shows 100% results; introduction of Science subjects demanded by people
District Rajanpur: Government Post Graduate College Rajanpur has shown 100% results for M.A. English, Urdu and Economics. Bearing in mind the progress of the college, people have demanded introduction of Sciences subjects at the Masters level.
Complete Story: Daily Nayya Daur, Multan, Page No. 2
Private schools excluding poor students
District Dera Ghazi Khan: The private schools of Dera Ghazi Khan have refused to oblige government’s orders to admit poor children in their schools. The representatives of the private schools said that the government has not articulated any clear policy in this regard. Representatives from civil society organizations have criticized the lack of political will of elected representatives, lack of mechanism for implementation of laws and poor monitoring by the Education Department.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 11
90% Girls Schools in Sindh are nonfunctional: Report
District Sanghar: An event revolving around the issues of primary education was held at Press Club Khipro with the collaboration of Alif Ailaan and Jeejal Maau. On the occasion, regional coordinator Alif Ailaan, Mr. Abdul Razaq Sangrasi said that Sindh education is in a sorry state due to the interference and corruption on part of politicians and landlords. It was declared that 90% schools in Khipro did not have the basic facilities of water, electricity and latrines while only 5 out of 50 girls’ schools were functional in the region.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-10-27/news/page2/1%20(6).htm
Students protest against the non-availability of primary school building
District Naushehro Feroz: The residents and students of village Thorha Sharif protested against the non-availability of primary school in their village. They reported that the students have to take their classes in the Middle School due to the absence of a primary school building.
Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130324594&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151027
MUET would conduct interviews of successful candidates in entry test
Jamshoro: The Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro, has announced to conduct interviews of the candidates who were successful in the entry test. The interviews will be conducted from 2nd November till the 7th of November.
Teachers protest for their demands
District Naushehro Feroz: Hundreds of teachers gathered before the Press Club Thari Mirwah, upon the call of Mehran Teachers Association and Primary Teachers Association and staged a protest. They raised slogans against the Secretary Education and demanded for his removal.
P.T.Alif protests against Secretary Education
District Qamber Shahdadkot: Hundreds of primary teachers gathered before the press club and protested against the Secretary Education, Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho. They stated that his policies were against the interests of the teachers and demanded for his removal.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-10-27/news/page2/1%20(3).htm
Education Minister inaugurates Girls School construction work
District Larkana: The Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, while attending the inauguration ceremony of the construction work of a girls’ school, said that teachers should take a keen interest in teaching, teacher and student attendance should be ensured in schools and students should be provided with facilities of laboratories.
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1282 teachers in Sindh getting illegal salary increments; letter to A.G Sindh
District Qamber Shahdadkot: The Chief Minister Sindh Mr. Qaim Ali Shah had taken the notice of illegal salary increments of teachers and had formed a team to investigate the matter. The team has released a report which states that 1282 teachers out of 2166 teachers were receiving illegal salary increments. The Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho has issued a letter to A.G Sindh, informing him about the situation.