27th January 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

 

200 KP students’ future at stake

The slogan of ‘Education Revolution’ raised by PTI government in KP went into abyss as there is no teacher for a girl’s primary school at Khara Khan in Charsadda district. According to details, the future of 200 girl students at primary school Khara Khan in Gul Abad area in Charsadda district is at stake because of non-availability of teacher in the school.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/200-kp-students-future-at-stake/

 

Federal

 

Summary moved for more school buses

After procuring 70 buses, the Capital Administration and Development Division has moved a fresh summary to the prime minister's office for consent to 130 more such transport vehicles for the government schools and colleges in the Islamabad Capital Territory under the Prime Minister’s Education Sector Reforms Programme.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/182065-Summary-moved-for-more-school-buses

https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103996406&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170127

 

4,000 teachers eagerly waiting for time scale promotions in Islamabad

More than 4,000 teachers of Islamabad’s government educational institutions are still eagerly waiting for the implementation of their Time Scale promotions which has not been enforced for more than two years.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/182070-4000-teachers-eagerly-waiting-for-time-scale-promotions-in-Islamabad

 

Conference on improving SSC, HSSC examination system concludes

The experts at the three-day National Conference on improving SSC and HSSC Examination System’ objective of the Conference critically examined the existing examination practices, diagnosed weaknesses and prepared a roadmap for improving the quality of education in the country, says a press release.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/181977-Conference-on-improving-SSC-HSSC-examination-system-concludes

 

Punjab

 

Pindi division stands 1st in education

Although the Rawalpindi division ranked first in the best performing division in the education, the Rawalpindi district was ranked 20th. The Rawalpindi division came in the first out of the six provincial divisions in the Punjab Education Sector Reforms ranking for the second quarter of 2016-17.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=27_01_2017_004_003

 

135 special education centers set up in Punjab: PA told

As many as 135 special education centers have been established in the province of Punjab to impart education to the special students including blinds. Punjab Minister of Special Education, Chaudhry Muhammad Shafique said this while speaking in the Punjab assembly during question hours on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/135-special-education-centers-set-up-in-punjab-pa-told/

 

Sindh

 

A headmaster with a vendetta against his own school

A school in Larkana that saw attendance jump from nearly zero to 75 in over two years has been shut down, by no one other that its own headmaster. In fact, headmaster Abdul Qadir Bhutto has been accused of incessantly creating hurdles for the teachers and her staff, and allegedly stealing the solar panel system and other equipment.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201701270013&EN_ID=11201701270006&EMID=11201701270003

 

Students teach their uneducated parents in Orangi Town

Setting a unique example, students in Orangi Town, a relatively poor neighborhood, have taught as teachers to their own uneducated parents. Although parents are used to teach their children but in Orangi Town, there are 16 schools whose students have taught their illiterate parents, enabling them able to read and write.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-01-27/lahore/9312/63998

 

Save education conference held

Different political and civil society organisations have said that politicians and bureaucrats are responsible for the education crisis in Sindh. More than 6 thousand schools are closed and landlords are using it for personal use.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103995596&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170127

 

SC declines to stay high court order in school fee case

The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to give a restraining order against a verdict of the Sindh High Court that had thrown out the petition of private schools in the city for increasing fee by more than five percent.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=27_01_2017_117_002

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/181944-SC-moved-against-high-court-ruling-that-set-5pc-hike-limit

 

Editorial/Oped

 

Nurturing school leadership

http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=27_01_2017_008_004

 

Sindh child labour law

http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201701270198&EN_ID=11201701270068&EMID=11201701270036