Students Want NAP Effectively Enforced
Students of the University of Peshawar (UoP) from Balochistan on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration against the suicide bombing of a police training centre in Quetta. They demanded effective enforcement of the National Action Plan for checking bloodshed in the country. The protesters gathered on the Sher Shah Suri Road outside the Peshawar Press Club holding placards inscribed with slogans for the early arrest of those behind Quetta carnage.
Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1292574
JI Told to Quit if not Content With Govt. Performance
Provincial elementary and secondary education minister Mohammad Atif on Wednesday embarrassed the Jamaati - Islami in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly by asking the ruling PTI’s ally to quit the government if it was not satisfied with its performance. The minister responded bitterly when Mohammad Ali of JI said all departments including education, health, irrigation, public health engineering etc were not functioning properly.
KP PA Flays Govt. Over Lack of Girls Schools in Far-Flung Areas
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly's opposition members and its coalition partner in the provincial government criticised the provincial government over the non-seriousness regarding education and said that in far-flung areas there still existed a lack of schools especially for female students.
E-Attendance System for Teachers Launched
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Muhammad Atif Khan has said that the Online Action Management System of Independent Monitoring Unit (IMU) is good news for honest and dedicated teachers while bad for shirkers.
School and Office Guards Relieved from 24 Hour Duty
Education Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reverted its orders of 24 hours duty hours for school and public office guards. In this regard, a notification has been sent to DEOs, Male and Female.
College Teachers Sit Together to Discuss the Issue of Delay in Upgradation
Central Executive Committee of KP College Teachers Association has called a special meeting to brood over the issue of delays in their promotions. The meeting will be held in Government College Peshawar.
Peshawar University Alters the Date of Convocation
Peshawar University has altered the date for its convocation due to some unavoidable circumstances. Now it will be held on 2nd November 2016 instead of 30th October 2016.
Rift Between Teachers Union and Administration Risking Students’ Education
The rift between teachers' union and education department officers has endangered the future of students in Moosa Khel. Education institutions have been closed for the past one month. Teachers have warned that they won’t open unless the concerned officer is transferred.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-27-2016/Quetta/page7.asp
DEO, Taluka Officer Rift Affects Reopening Schools Campaign
Rift between the district education officer (DEO) (primary) Syed Wajid Ali Shah and taluka officer of Mirpurkhas has emerged as a main hurdle in the reopening of closed schools in the district. It has been learnt that the taluka officer has stopped paying salaries to the district focal person tasked with opening the schools on charges of being absent from duty.
PML-N’s Decision to Revoke Education Package is Self-Destructive
Malik Riasat Ali Awan has targeted PML-N for annulling its own education package. According to him, the move will prove self-derogatory for PML-N and it is the proof of PML-N’s non-populist approach of governance.
CIIT, NCHD join hands for setting up literary centres for child prisoners
Islamabad: The Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) and National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) on Wednesday reached an agreement to share technical and logistics support for establishing Literacy Centres for the children in different jails of the country, says a press release.
18 UK universities' teams visit BU
Islamabad: Delegations from 18 different UK Universities have visited Bahria University Islamabad, with the collaboration of British Council. The delegation comprised of academicians, researchers, managers, international officers from 18 UK universities.
SC Refuses to Give Schools Three Years to Vacate Houses
The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a three-year time frame for schools established in the residential areas so that they could shift to other locations in the federal capital. A three-member SC bench headed by Chief Justice, Anwar Zaheer Jamali, heard a case regarding the use of residential buildings for commercial activities in Islamabad.
Teachers’ Strike Enters Second Day, Reps to Meet Minister Today
Academic and administrative activities at model colleges remained suspended for the second consecutive day on Wednesday due to the strike of teachers and other staff members over the failure of the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) and Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) to resolve their issues, especially denial of promotion despite repeated requests.
Social Sciences Conference Opens at HEC
The inauguration ceremony of a two-day 4th International Social Sciences Conference organized by Higher Education Commission (HEC) in collaboration with Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST), AJK was held at the Commission Secretariat here on Wednesday. The theme of conference was “Regional and International Cooperation: Problems and Prospects 2016” and it was attended by vice chancellors, academicians, social scientists, scholars, students and delegates from all over Pakistan as well as Indian-Occupied Kashmir and Malaysia.
Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/social-sciences-conference-opens-at-hec/
Inquiry into 'illegal' transfer of school to PEF
Layyah: The District Education Authority has illegally transferred the Government Girls Primary School 151-A to the Punjab Education Foundation. Parents have pulled their children out of the school, against the illegal transfer of the school to the PEF.
Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.phpStoryText=27_10_2016_178_004
PU Laptop distribution
Lahore: Higher Education Commission of Pakistan will organise laptop distribution ceremony for the students of Punjab University on Thursday (today) at 11am at PU Faisal Auditorium.
Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/160159-PU-laptop-distribution
Peace murals exhibition at NCA
Lahore: The Zahoor ul Akhlaq Gallery at NCA hosted an exhibition of works titled “Peace Murals of Artlords, Afghanistan.”
Education Minister Rana Mashhood inaugurated the exhibition and praised the works. He emphasised the importance of using art and culture to foster peace and brotherhood. Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/160155-Peace-murals-exhibition-at-NCA
34 Schools Closed Due to India’s Cross-Border Attacks
Education Executive District Officer (EDO) Muhammad Farooq on Wednesday said that 34 schools – situated in areas along the Sialkot’s working boundary – have been temporarily closed due to India’s unprovoked firing and shelling.
Over 18,339 Punjab Schools Functioning Without Proper Boundary Walls, Security Guards
In wake of the ongoing security situation across the country, around 51602 schools are operating, while over 18339 schools are running without having any security guards and proper boundary walls across Punjab. According to figures, around 51602 schools are operating in across the Punjab, while approximately 5121200 students are getting educations in these primary schools.
International Conference in FJWU
Department of Public Administration, Fatima Jinnah Women University has organised an international conference which started yesterday and will end today.
Students Protest During Governor’s Visit
Hundreds of Ghazi University students took out a protest rally against the “unjust” increase in academic fees, during the visit of Punjab Governor and Chancellor Rafique Rajwana.
PEF Providing Free Schooling Facilities To Children With Minor Disabilities
Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has provided free schooling facilities to children with minor disabilities in seven selected districts under the Punjab Inclusive Education Project (PIEP). For this purpose, a partnership has been made with 194 private educational institutions so that the needy children could easily make it to their schools for studies.
Quality of Education Won’t be Compromised
Provincial Minister for Higher Education chaired a meeting of Punjab Higher Education Commission. The Chairperson PHEC said that the commission would not compromise on the quality of education in the province.
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Unregistered Schools Should be Fined
Private School Registration Authority held its session yesterday here in Lahore with DOC Sundas Irshad as the chair. In the meeting, Adeeb Javedani suggested that those private schools which have not registered themselves should be fined.
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Courses Start for Special Persons in Joharabad
DCO Khushab has said that government is taking important steps to bring special persons into the mainstream. The Punjab government has started education courses for them all over the province, with help from various institutes.
Complete story: http://www.dailykhabrain.com.pk/epaper/epaper.php?page_id=18437
Illegal Campuses of Private Varsities to be Probed
The matter of illegally established sub campuses of private universities will be probed. The Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) has announced the formation of committees for the purpose. The announcement was made at a meeting held on Wednesday, where PHEC Chairperson Dr Nizamuddin said committees were being formed to look into the matter.
Public Education: Students Protest ‘Privatisation’ of Schools
Students from the Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT) took to the streets on The Mall to protest against the ‘privatisation’ of education, ban on student unions and disparities in the education system on Wednesday. According to them, the poor have been deprived of education because of the current system.
Formal and Technical Education for Children
A meeting was held yesterday here in Lahore with Punjab’s Minister for Labor and Manpower Resources to review the efforts made for providing formal as well as technical education to the children working in auto workshops, petrol pumps and hotels.
UHS Medical Education Moot From Today
The University of Health Sciences (UHS) is organising a three-day international conference on Medical Education on Thursday (today). According to a press release issued on Wednesday, the theme of the conference is “Medical Professionalism in Challenging Times: Blending Local Values with Global Standards”.
170 Schools Functioning Without Headmasters for the Last Three Years
Around 170 posts of headmaster are lying vacant in the schools of Karachi for past three years, Daily Times learnt on Tuesday. These posts are lying vacant in primary, middle and higher secondary schools in different towns of the city.
‘Educate a Girl’ Celebrates Girls’ Education Completion
‘Educate a Girl’ celebrated the completion of education by 1000 girls under its aegis on the eve of the International Day of Girls. 1,000 girls completed their education in Mass Communication which was funded by Educate a Girl.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-27-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=202902
Award of MPhil and PhD Degrees
In a special session held under the supervision of VC Dr. Muhammad Qaiser, University of Karachi awarded 2 MPhil, 1 PhD and 1 DSS degree. PhD degree was awarded to Syed Danish Hussain in Bio Chemistry.
CM Inaugurates Iqra University’s New Campus
The terrorists want to attack our education system, but I want them to know that we stand united in our fight to defeat their nefarious plans, asserted Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah at the inauguration of Iqra University’s new campus in North Nazimabad on Wednesday.
Landlord, His Men Humiliate Two Teachers at Mandhro School
Two female teachers of Mitha Khan Mandhro School were abused and humiliated by village's landlord Umar Mandhro and his son. Zaibunissa Jakhro and Afroz Gul Khaskheli were first verbally abused by the landlord and then his men dragged them out of the school and the village.
Islamabad Police Misbehaves With Teachers Editorial
IN a condemnable incident, Islamabad Police manhandled teaching and non-teaching contract/daily wage employees on Tuesday, who were protesting against non-payment of their salaries for the last four months and their non-regularisation. Lady teachers were also not spared and some of them were briefly detained by Police.
Covering for the Poor By Muhammad Ashraf
Health care and education are universally recognised as essential needs, the provision of which is the basic responsibility of the state towards its citizens. The constitutions of most of the countries also recognise them as basic rights of the citizens, making the adequate provision of these facilities obligatory on the state, within its available resources.
Educating Our Children..! By Robert Clements
AS I spend my last few days in the US before returning home, there are many parents, friends of mine who ask me to look up their children here in New York or Philadelphia, or at least speak to them.
Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/educating-our-children/
Q&As on Academic Career By Syed Azhar Husnain Abidi
Q- Sir, I have done B-Tech (Hons.) and want to do MBA ahead. But I am unable to choose between electrical engineering and MBA. Kindly guide me.
A- My suggestion is that you should give time to your own field. Spend some time in the industry and gain experience. At this point, an MBA is neither related to your previous qualification nor it can support your profession.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-27-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=203497
The Education Crisis in Balochistan By Monis Ali
Despite the repeated tall claims of Balochistan government of placing a special emphasis on increasing enrollment of children in schools, 1.8 children are still out of school in the province, and the literacy rate has remained stagnant at 39 percent. Education Statistics 2014-2015 launched in February this year by the Ministry of Federal Education’s Academy of Educational Planning and Management estimated that 24.02 million children between the ages of 5-16 were out of school in Pakistan, and Balochistan had the highest percentage of out-of school children at 70 percent.
Up in Smoke By Kamila Hayat
The Senate Standing Committee on Interior may have been shocked by the findings placed before it, primarily from an NGO, which state that over 50 percent of private school students in Islamabad were using drugs, but many others will not be quite so startled.
Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/160204-Up-in-smoke
Gender Gap Index Editorial
NOW in its eleventh year, the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016 ranks 144 countries on the gap between women and men based on health, education, economic and political indicators. The theory behind ranking countries on the gender inequality index is to understand whether resources and opportunities are being equitably distributed.
Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1292403
Letters to the Editor
Social Work Studies by Seema Liaquat
According to recent news, a well-known college of Karachi is deciding to close down the department of Social Work Studies. Our society is going through a lot of social problems and there is a great need to continue teaching the subject of ‘Social Work’ in all degree colleges of the city.
Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/160198-Social-work-studies
Working on Education Sector
I applaud the Sindh High Court for a proposal for raising boundary walls of 82 primary secondary schools across the Sindh province. Around 40 million schemes are prepared to cover 16 colleges are in the pipeline. For the boundary walls of nearly 1,877 educational institutions of Sindh, the Education & Literary Department has been given 3,535 million rupees for the provision of quality education to the children.
Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/working-on-education-sector/
Students and Destructive Activities
Most students take more interest in mobile phones and drugs than in studies. The mobile phone is a unique invention. But every product has positive and negative aspects. But unfortunately, the negative use of mobiles has superseded its positivity.