28 December 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


KP set to approve minimum standards of quality education

The Elementary and Secondary Education (E&SE) Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is set to approve the minimum standards of quality education, which have been prepared in consultation with the stakeholders from all the provinces and federal government to maintain uniformity in the education sector.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1228900/kp-set-to-approve-minimum-standards-of-quality-education

Digital Literacy Being Introduced In Govt Schools: Atif

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Muhammad Atif Khan has said that the PTI-led provincial government is actively working on introduction of Digital Literacyand Digital Curriculum in the government schools in collaboration of standard IT companies and for this purpose work on recruitment of IT teachers was underway on war footing basis. He hoped this phase will be completed by February 15, 2016.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=283465


Swat to be declared as catastrophe-hit region

Swat has been earmarked as a catastrophe-hit region and an educational emergency will be imposed in the district. This was decided at an all-parties conference (APC) held at a hotel in Mingora. According to Alif Ailaan and Innovative Youth Forum reports, the recent earthquake affected 291 schools in Swat. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1015304/welcome-consensus-swat-to-be-declared-as-catastrophe-hit-region/


Furthering the cause of girls education

While Diamer district faces a number of issues, lack of female education is deeply felt in the region. With a population of about 0.2 million, number of educated women is almost close to none owing to strong opposition  from powerful local clergy, chieftains and other factors including the inability of the government to reach out to the masses.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1016812/lone-ranger-furthering-the-cause-of-girls-education/


Number of children out of school in KP decreases by 2 per cent: report

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led coalition government’s efforts started yielding fruits, as an upward trend in school enrolment could be seen in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in 2015. The number of children out of school across the province decrease to 13 percent during the on-going year 2015 from 15 percent in 2014 reveals a survey by Annual Status of Education Report (ASER).

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/12/27/national/number-of-children-out-of-school-in-kp-decreases-by-2-per-cent-report/


Syndicate Meeting in Gomal University

Meeting of syndicate of Gomal University was held under the supervision of VC Maj General Hamid Shafiq. Famous nuclear scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan was also present in the meeting. VC was grateful to Dr. Qadeer for accepting the offer of University to become member of syndicate.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2015-12-27/2119/7%20copy.jpg


Students Week in Baacha Khan Girls College Mithra

Mithra Degree College Peshawar organized Urdu, English, Pashto and Islamiat Society. Quiad e Azam day celebrations were also held in the students week. Students presented various tableaus, stage shows and ghazals to entertain the audience.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103248372&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151224


PK 82 is the Best in Education Ranking, says Dr Amjad Ali

PK 82 ranked the best according to Midterm Report Card of Alif Ailaan. That is the constituency of CM Pervez Khattak’s advisor for housing Dr. Amjad Ali. He said that education is the top most priority of PTI led government in KP. Youth will be provided with the best education facilities.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103254606&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151228


Government Should Take Measures for Promoting Education

Provincial spokesperson of ANP, Haroon Bashir Balor has said that the world has realized the importance of education. Government can’t satisfy us merely with slogans. Government should take practical measures to promote education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103254615&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151228


School Renovation Project Completed

Government has decided to renovate the schools being used for IDPs of North Waziristan. It has been learnt from various sources that government has already completed the project of renovation of such schools in Bannu.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103254610&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151228


Construction of Girls Degree College in Batkhela

PML N’s Haji Ahmed Khanzada has commended the decision for construction of Girls Degree College in Batkhela. However he has expressed his reservation for the location selected for the construction of Girls Degree College.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103250205&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151225


Up-gradation of Elementary Teachers

Chairman ACTA, Wahab Mansoori has said that depriving the elementary teachers from up-gradation is a sheer injustice. He said that that teachers also had the right to be provided with the perks that are provided to the doctors.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103250071&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151225


Female Lecturer Transfer Case

Divisional bench of Peshawar High court has sought reply from secretary education while hearing the female lecturer transfer case. She was transferred from Frontier College to Mardan.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103250061&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151225


Rashid Shaheed Education Academy

The meeting of BODs of Rashid Shaheed foundation was held yesterday in Bachaa Khan Center. Performace of foundation was reviewed. Discussion was done on the issue of purchasing own land instead of starting the proposed education academic in rented building.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103252024&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151227


Road to progress: ‘There is need to improve education in K-P’

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MPA Sobia Khan has said politicians should focus on improving the quality of education in the province rather than holding protests.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1015306/road-to-progress-there-is-need-to-improve-education-in-k-p/


Malala lauds SAT top scorer’s achievement

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has lauded the achievement of 17-year-old Waleed Khan who managed a perfect score on his Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1015996/with-flying-colours-malala-lauds-sat-top-scorers-achievement/


Level-playing field: Students take each other on at sports event

A joint district-level sporting activity gave students from seminaries and government schools a chance to show off their skills on the field at Husnain Shaheed Government Higher Secondary School City-1. The event aimed to promote harmony and tolerance among students.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1015984/level-playing-field-students-take-each-other-on-at-sports-event/


Shuhada forum rejects decision to establish university in Haripur

Shuhada Ghazi Forum President Abid Raza Bangash has rejected the decision to establish a university in Haripur named after an Army Public School victim.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1016763/always-in-our-memories-shuhada-forum-rejects-decision-to-establish-university-in-haripur/


Sherpao urges teachers to project soft image of Pashtun society

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister Sikandar Sherpao has urged teachers to build an anti-narrative for projecting soft image of Pashtun society.  He said the writers and intellectuals in universities should come forward to battle the wrong perceptions regarding Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in general and Pashtun society in particular. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-12-27/page-5/detail-5




Christians are Educating their Children, says Waleem Barkat

MPA of Balochistan Assembely from Pashtunkhwah Map, Waleem Barkat has said that the Christians of Quetta Cant are educating their children despite very limited resources. He was addressing a gathering for Christmas celebrations. He also said that the Christians of Quetta Cant were very hardworking.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103253595&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151228


Scrutiny of Academic Certificates of Teachers

Secretary Education, Abdul Saboor Kaakar has said that a detailed scrutiny of all the academic degrees, certificates and diplomas will be carried out so that those who have been recruited on the basis of fake certificates can be dismissed from the job.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103247626&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151224


Education Needed for Developed Society

Chief of Baruk, Nawab Muhammad Khan Shahwani has said that education is a pre-requisite for making a developed society. The secret of development lies only in education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-28-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Annual Function of Iqra Educational Foundation

While addressing the annual function of Iqra Education Foundation, various distinguished speakers said that the purpose of function was to motivate and encourage the participants of debate contests. Moreover, the purpose is to enhance capacity building of the children.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103247627&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151224


Announcement by Education Department

The education department has announced to replace the ‘Balochistan Private Educational Institutions Registration and Regulatory Authority Act 2015’ with Balochistan Private Educational Institutions Registration Regulation and Promotion Act 2016’.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103247652&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151224


Eradication of Illiteracy form Society

Nasrullah Zehri of Pashtunkhwah Milli Awami Party attended the function of announcement of Annual Results of Ahmed Shah Baba College as a chief guest. He said that his government was striving heard for eradication of illiteracy and oblivion from the society.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103249531&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151225


Transfer of Open Seats of Medical Colleges is an Injustice

It has been said in a statement of Pashtun Students Federation that the transfer of open seats of Bolan Medical College to divisional seats should be declared void with immediate effect because the transfer is a sheer injustice.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103251365&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151227


Positive Values

The speakers from various ranks of IJT, while addressing the IJT’s foundation day celebrations said that IJT has always strived for inculcating positive values in academic institutes.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-27-2015/Quetta/page2.asp




Tribal students threaten sit-in against delay in repairing schools

The students belonging to various tribal regions have threatened to stage a sit-in outside Governor’s House against delay in rehabilitation of the destroyed and damaged buildings of educational institutions in Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1228474/tribal-students-threaten-sit-in-against-delay-in-repairing-schools


Literary Symposium in Kashmir Model College

Annual literary symposium of Kashmir Model College was held yesterday. Its theme was ‘Solution of Kashmir Issue: Jihad or Dialogue?’ Chairman Mirpur Board Prof. Ch Muhammad Zaheer was the chief guest.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2015-12-27/2119/8%20copy.jpg




CADD lacks curriculum wing for ICT educational institutions

The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has failed to establish a curriculum wing – a step required by the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2010. CADD is supposed to look after the affairs of 422 education institutions in the federal capital.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1228862/cadd-lacks-curriculum-wing-for-ict-educational-institutions     


Senate offers internship to students

The upper house of the parliament on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with eight federal universities, offering internship to their students.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1228441/senate-offers-internship-to-students





‘Government taking steps to promote female education’

The Government is taking steps to promote female education and for this a huge amount is being spent to achieve the objectives. There is a difference between the enrollment of girls and boys as 50 percent of this gap would be reduced within the period of five years, an official of planning commission said. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-27/page-13/detail-2



Multifaceted issues: Govt admits failure to achieve MDGs

The government has for the first time admitted its failure in achieving its targets until 2015 for the UN-initiated Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1016104/multifaceted-issues-govt-admits-failure-to-achieve-mdgs/


Overlooked issue: No law limiting annual fees charged by private schools

The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) lacks a legislation to set a maximum amount that a private school can charge parents as annual fee, apart from the tuition fee, which is more than often exploited by the school authorities and has become a rising concern for the parents.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1016809/overlooked-issue-no-law-limiting-annual-fees-charged-by-private-schools/


Schools will have double-shift classes

The Zakat and Ushr Department has initiated double-shift classes across nine vocational training institutes. Chairman Nazir Hussain said six-month, one-year and two-year courses in over 24 trades were being offered at the institutes.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201512240038&EN_ID=11201512240024&EMID=11201512240005


US govt advised to focus on Pakistani schools instead of madressah reform

The United States should focus its assistance to Pakistan on helping public schools instead of reforming madressahs, says a rare editorial by the Bloomberg news agency. This is one of a series of articles, stories, editorial pieces and statements on the current state of education in Pakistan in various US media outlets following the San Bernardino terrorist attack in California earlier this month.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1228502/us-govt-advised-to-focus-on-pakistani-schools-instead-of-madressah-reform


Roots team visits China to explore edu opportunities

A group of five student counsellors/campus heads of Roots DHA-1 and Roots Ivy International Schools were selected by Bao Jiqing, the respected wife of the Chinese Ambassador to OPakistan, as part of the 30 female teachers delegation. Their purpose was to visit China and evaluate educational prospects for their students during the 15 days trip funded by the Chinese government.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-12-24/page-14/detail-9


PhD a must for principal, dean of medical colleges

Although faculty members who do not have PhDs or equivalent degrees have previously been appointed professors, the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has now decided that a PhD degree is a must for faculty members to be promoted to professors.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1228698/phd-a-must-for-principal-dean-of-medical-colleges


AIOU issues exam schedule for overseas students

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has issued final exam schedule for students settled in the Middle East for Matriculation, Intermediate (FA) and Bachelors (BA) programmes.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-27/page-13/detail-5






Government is Focusing on Girls Education

Planning commission officials have said that government is giving its attention to girls education. The difference in enrolment in boys and girls schools will be increased by 50% in the favor of girls.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103252665&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151227


Protest of Daily Wagers

The protest of daily wagers of Federal academic institutes continued yesterday too. They have not been given salaries for the last six months and have not been regularized.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103248037&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151224


Speech Competition

A debate contest on the topic of ‘Respect of Parents in the light of Quran and Sunnah’ was held here in Attock’s Indus Valley Public School. Saqib Khan, Usama Rasheed and Shah Meer stood 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-28&edition=ISL&id=2071519_34562056


Training Enhances the Capacities of Students

Director Alumni of Islamia University Bahawalpur, Dr. Majid has said that along with education, training opportunities enhance the capabilities and skills of students up to unprecedented extents. He was addressing a four day workshop organized by Shaoor Foundation in the university campus.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-12-28/page-3


QAU draws flak for ‘wrong policies’

Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), which has always been the first choice for high achieving, middle class students, made several headlines for its mismanagement this year. The way the administration handled some issues including fee hikes, proposing the selling of university land, the removal of a senior faculty member and the decision to close the linguistic department, has drawn criticism from students and faculty members alike.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1228683/qau-draws-flak-for-wrong-policies




Role of HEC improved through policy reforms

Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmad on Tuesday said the scope of Higher Education enlarged following policy reforms.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/84596-Poor-shiver-in-cold-as-high-prices-prevail-even-at-Lunda-Bazaar


RTI Commission serves notices on Haripur varsity

The University of Haripur has been served two show cause notices by the Right to Information (RTI) Commission for failing to provide documents and information to the applicants under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa RTI Act 2013 after a lapse of over 170 days.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1228678/rti-commission-serves-notices-on-haripur-varsity




Unregistered private schools asked to abide by new regulations

The Chakwal district administration has threatened owners of unregistered private schools with legal action if they do not abide by the Punjab government’s rules and regulations. According to Dr Anjam, there are 819 registered private schools in the district. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1228860/unregistered-private-schools-asked-to-abide-by-new-regulations


A forsaken school awaits upgrade

A school of the district that was established 139 years ago has never been upgraded and was still a primary education facility. Headmaster Muhammad Yaqub told the newsmen that the Government Primary School, Uggoki, (for boys and girls) was established in 1876 by the British rulers.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1228446


Work on nine razed school structures begins

The dilapidated buildings of the nine government schools that had been declared dangerous were demolished and the construction work on all these sites was launched on Sunday. A sum of Rs49 million will be spent on the construction of the new buildings that have to be completed by Feb 16, 2016, as per the district government’s stipulated time.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1229063/work-on-nine-razed-school-structures-begins


Rs100m Released To Rehabilitate 203 Schools

The Punjab government has released Rs 100 million for repair and rehabilitation of 203 schools affected by flood in the district. This was stated by Executive Officer Finance and Planning Tariq Lak while talking to the media here on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=283577



1,100 teachers served notices for poor result

The Rawalpindi Education Department has issued show cause notices to 1,100 male and female teachers for poor results in the mid-term examination.

They have been summoned on 28 December for initiation of departmental action against them. These teachers have been divided into four categories for initiation of proceedings against them. 

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/12/24/city/islamabad/1100-teachers-served-notices-for-poor-result/



PEF to recruit 300 teachers, opens ten mobile schools

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has approved the appointment of 300 trained teachers to promote the cause of education particularly in the far flung areas of the province. Meanwhile, Punjab Education Foundation has started Mobile Schooling Project in Cholistan for the children of gypsies. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-28/page-13/detail-9





PSSP hands over 111 Attock schools to PEF

Under the Public School Support Programme (PSSP), 111 schools of Attock district will be hand over to the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF). The purpose is to improve the quality of education in these schools.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-12-24/page-4


Three govt schools in Pindi to be handed over to private sector

Decision has been taken to hand over 3 Higher Secondary Schools of Rawalpindi valuing billion of rupees to private sector.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/12/27/city/islamabad/three-govt-schools-in-pindi-to-be-handed-over-to-private-sector/



Security Measures in Government Colleges

Director Colleges Rawalpindi, Humayun Iqbal has said that after the security audit, the security arrangements of government colleges of Rawalpindi have been declared satisfactory.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-12-28/page-2


Girls Guide Movement in Schools

Training organizer of Pakistan Girls Scouts, Tahira Saeed has said that different companies have been formed comprising of 36 girls each for girls guide movement.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-12-28/page-2


Female PE Teachers Recruited in Boys School

Rawalpindi’s Education Department has recruited female teachers on vacant posts of physical teachers in the high and higher secondary schools of district. Those women have urged the government to transfer them to girls high schools.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-28&edition=ISL&id=2071946_64642160


2.9 Million Children Deprived of Education

While presenting a white paper on education issues in Punjab Assembly, Mahmood ur Rasheed has revealed that 2.9 million children of Punjab are deprived of education. He further said that 53% of out of school children of Pakistan are in Punjab.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-27-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=06_02.gif


Results of MA Philosophy and MSc Mahematics

The Examinations department of Punjab University has declared the results of MA Philosophy Part-I and MSc Mathematics Part-I. The results can be seen on PU’s website.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-24/page-12/detail-0


Experimentation in Schools in the Garb of Reforms

Senior officials of Punjab Teachers Union have said that in the garb of reforms, meaningless experiments are being carried out in the schools of Punjab. The administrative structure has been weakened because of various reforms like PPP, PEC, CCP, MEAs, etc.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-24/page-12/detail-5


Recruitment of Foreign Teachers is Embarrassing

Siraj ul Haq has said that Islamic System is the only solution to our problems. It is very embarrassing that foreign teachers are being recruited for improving the education system.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-25/page-8/detail-3


Teachers Information System in PEF

Punjab Educational Foundation has installed a state of the art Teachers Information System to collect the data of teaching staff of partner schools. The purpose of this system is to drive the capacity building moves for teachers in the right direction.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-28&edition=LHR&id=2072611_73635606



Meeting of Punjab Teachers Union

President of PTA, Syed Sajjaad Akbar Kazmi has called the meeting of PTA today. Matters relating to privatization of schools, district education authorities and current status of education in Punjab will be discussed in the meeting.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-28/page-4/detail-20



Brides sit exam

Two sisters took a matriculation supplementary paper on Wednesday in their red bridal dress just hours before their nikah ceremony in Shafqat block.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1228630/brides-sit-exam


Students seek fee refund after varsity cancels admissions

Around three dozen students of Masters in English, (Semester I), of the Government College University, Faisalabad, Sahiwal sub-campus, protested here on Thursday in front of the commissioner’s office against cancellation of their admissions and non-refund of the fee by the varsity.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1228626/students-seek-fee-refund-after-varsity-cancels-admissions


OUP awards certificates to schoolteachers

The Oxford University Press (OUP) has awarded certificates to the teachers of different public and private schools upon completion of a training course on Saturday at the OUP Bookshop.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-27/page-14/detail-5


Dar re-elected UHS board chairman

Federal Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar was re-elected unopposed chairman of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) Board of Governors on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1229086/dar-re-elected-uhs-board-chairman 


PU Awards 5 Phd Degrees

Punjab University has awarded five PhD degrees to the scholars in various subjects after approval of the thesis.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=283540






Teachers demand salary

The token hunger strike and sit-in of 314 male and female teachers of Khairpur continued on its 50th consecutive day on Saturday on the session court road in Khairpur. The teachers have been protesting against non-payment of their salaries for the past 38 months.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1228784/teachers-demand-salary



USAID teaches teachers under Sindh Reading Programme

The USAID has completed the distribution of 120,520 teaching and reading resources in 1,460 schools in seven districts of Sindh including Sukkur, Larkana, Dadu, Qambar Shahdadkot, Jacobabad, Khairpur, Kashmore and five towns of Karachi under $165 million government-to-government initiative.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-25/page-2/detail-7





Larkana BISE annouces HSC-I results

The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Larkana on Wednesday announced the result of Higher Secondary Certificate Part-I (class-XI) annual examination of pre-medical, pre-engineering, humanities and commerce groups.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1228391/larkana-bise-annouces-hsc-i-results


Qaim to open Larkana Cadet College stadium

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah will inaugurate the newly-built stadium of the Cadet College Larkana (CCL) and lay the foundation stone of its hostel ‘Hamza House’ on the occasion of the institution’s 24th annual parents day scheduled for Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1228571/qaim-to-open-larkana-cadet-college-stadium



Mirpur Mathelo’s historic school gets an uplift

Imagine yourself sitting in a classroom, shivering with fear at the prospect of the roof caving in on you at any moment. Would you concentrate on your studies or rather pray to the Almighty to keep you safe? Would the teacher be the focus of your attention or the ceiling that might collapse at any moment? Would you not twitch at the slightest sound, always ready to rush towards the exit at the earliest?

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1015957/preserving-history-and-the-future-mirpur-mathelos-historic-school-gets-an-uplift/


Award for Advocates of Education

Commissioner Karachi has said that the contributions of Tanzeem Falah e Momineen for Education are worth appreciation. It is worth appreciation that it is being honored with an award in recognition of their achievements in education field.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-28&edition=KCH&id=2072512_49504179


Admissions in One Year Post-graduate Program

Registrar of KU, Dr. Moazzam Ali Khan has announced that the admissions in one year post-graduate programs will start from today Monday. The programs will be launched in collaboration between Education Department of KU and Ceaser Slaatorn University Germany.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-28&edition=KCH&id=2072517_56319925


Delay in Appointments of Secretaries and Controllers in Education Boards

The interview process of appointment of secretaries and controllers in three education boards have come to a halt after the heads of those three education boards took stay order against appointments on their posts.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103253629&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151228


Education is Necessary for Brighter Future of Country

Leader of Pakistani Sunni Tehreek, Muhammad Sarwat Ijaz Qadri has said that without rooting out terrorism we can’t prosper in the comity of nations. We should laden our present generation with knowledge and education to ensure the brighter future for country.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103253631&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151228


Corruption in Renovation of Old School

It has been revealed that millions worth corruption has been committed in government funds in the garb of renovation of old historic school of Karachi. 9.2 million rupees were spent on the project while the remaining budget has been embezzled.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-28&edition=KCH&id=2071889_72879654


Attaining Education is Nothing Less than Worship

Bu Turab Scouts Group arranged a training camp for infants in Jaffar Tayar Society. While talking to the participants, Molana Shehnsha Hussain Naqvi said that attaining education and learning are nothing less than worship.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-28&edition=KCH&id=2071916_38879840


Fake Degree Allegations on Urdu University’s VC

Muhammad Aslam Khan Advocate, founding chairman of Federal Urdu University Law Graduates and All Lawyers Association has said that the fake degree allegations being hurled against FUU’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Salman D Muhammad are baseless and false.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-12-28/page-2


Degree Attestation Issues for PhD Scholars of Sindh’s Universities

Those students who have done PhD and MPhil from Sindh’s universities are facing difficulties in the attestation of their degrees. Regional office of HEC is not attesting those degrees and students have to travel to Islamabad for attestation purpose.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-28-2015/quetta/page12.asp


Black listing of Govt. Degree College for Women

University of Karachi has black listed the Govt. Degree College for Women Shahra e Liaqat for inaction against the mafia who abets in cheating during the exams.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-28-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_06.gif


Intelligent Students to be Given Admissions in Army Cadet College

GOC Pannu Aqil, Maj Gen Faiz Hameed visited Govt. Higher Secondary School for Boys and Girls and a taluqa hospital in Pannu Aqil. He announced that 36 million rupees would be spent on those institutions. He also said that intelligent students of the said school will be provided admissions in Army Cadet College.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-28-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_07.gif


MUET, Utah Varsity Organize Workshop

Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) Jamshoro and University of Utah USA in collaboration with Pakistan Science Foundation jointly organized a daylong International workshop the other day on “Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Institutional Sustainability in Higher Academia” under the auspices of U.S.-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Water.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=283567




‘Asering’ education by Zubeida Mustafa

SINCE 2008 the Annual State of Education Report (Aser) has emerged as an annual exercise which is impatiently awaited. Mainly focusing on children’s learning levels in school in the rural areas, Aser is now recognised as a fairly accurate assessment of the quality of education in Pakistan. This year Aser records an overall ‘improvement’ under many heads by using the 2014 results as the benchmark.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1228623/asering-education


Pakistan misses education goals by Khalid Khattak

As the year 2015 ends, Pakistan misses some very important internationally committed goals vis-à-vis education which is certainly not a good news at all keeping in view growing social inequality and intolerance in the society. These include Education for All (EFA) goals and education related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/84404-Pakistan-misses-education-goals


Is teaching a profession of choice? By Abdullah Alam

One of the most significant factors contributing to student success is the teacher and teaching quality. It is well-documented that a motivated, committed and qualified teacher can contribute hugely towards students’ improved learning outcomes. According to the Unesco Institute for Statistics, Pakistan would need to recruit another 523,100 teachers by 2030 if targets like universal primary and secondary ‘quality’ education outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals are to be achieved.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1017225/is-teaching-a-profession-of-choice/


The government’s ignorance on child rights by Arshad Mahmood

The Ministry of Human Rights organised an event in honour of Universal Children’s Day last month, with the minister for law and justice as the chief guest. “I confess that I know little about today’s subject”, were the words with which Pervaiz Rashid began his speech. He went on to state: “Unfortunately, we don’t speak much about child rights.”

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1015256/the-governments-ignorance-on-child-rights/


The education question by Mustafa Zafar

Teach for Pakistan (TFP), a leadership development fellowship for the country’s brightest graduates and young professionals who commit to two years of teaching students in an under-resourced school and transform academic outcomes, believed that its model would create a ‘movement’ which would eliminate the problem of educational inequity in Pakistan.        

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/12/24/comment/the-education-question/


Read, think, liberate by Dr. Ayesha Razzaque

How do people develop and train their ability to think critically and rationally? The answer may sound timid, but in my humble opinion it is through education that is broader than what we are offering currently, something that offers the same skill set that liberal education does. This type of education should form the foundation of a child’s learning before a narrower field of study or profession is chosen.

Complete Story: http://tns.thenews.com.pk/read-think-liberate/#.VoD_MRV97cd


Injustice At QAU

The situation of protests at Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) has escalated. Students have lashed out against the injustices they face at the hands of the establishment with regard to fees. The university has increased its fees more than 15 per cent (in some cases 35 per cent), violating Higher Education Commission rules, which specify an annual increase of no more than 10 per cent. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-12-24/page-6/detail-1


More needed on Madrassa reforms By Abdul Zahoor Khan Marwat

Experts in internal security, while pointing out the recent criticism by US senators on some madaris in Pakistan, say that more is needed to be done on madrasa reforms after the approval of the National Action Plan (NAP). They say the government is yet to come out with an authentic and final figure about the number of madaris existing in the country. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/84689-More-needed-on-Madrassa-reforms


School and Sports By Hameed Ahmed Sethi

Lots of schools are being run in flats and rented homes which have no playgrounds. Most of the government high schools have their own playgrounds where morning assemblies and PT are held on daily basis.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103252665&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151227


Abysmal Condition of Punjab’s Education Department

Opposition leader of Punjab Assembly, Mahmood ur Rasheed has presented a white paper in the assembly on abysmal condition of education department in Punjab. He has said that Punjab government is pursuing the policy of ‘Jaahil Punjab’.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-28&edition=LHR&id=2072664_77903084


English/Western Teacher of Physics in KP By Robert Fisk

Graduate in Nuclear Physics from Cambridge, Mr. David Lagourie Gosling has been teaching Physics, Economics and English in the famous Edward College situated in KP’s capital Peshawar. He has also been the principal of college.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-28&edition=LHR&id=2072685_72668121


Student Harassment Case

9 men harassed and raped a 14 year old girl of Class 8th in a hotel of Mall Road by intoxicating him and then escaped the sight. From the last 2 years we have been witnessing many cases of harassment with younger girls. CM Shahbaz Shareef should consider the current case as a test case for his credibility.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-28/page-6/detail-3


Letters to the Editor


Sindh education

I would like to highlight certain issues regarding education in Sindh. Every person thinks that quality education will bring positive change in one’s behaviour and resultantly, we can become a developed nation.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1229023/sindh-education


Special students: laptops

Laptops should be granted to handicapped students under the Prime Minister’s Scheme under the two pc quota vide GOP ordinance 1981 in all the nominated universities, colleges and Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI) by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1228637/special-students-laptops


We need textbooks  

I am a resident of New Town Gawadar and studying at the Government Girls High School Shambay Ismail. Unfortunately, in our school there is an acute shortage of textbooks. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/28-Dec-2015/we-need-textbooks


Education related hassles  

Getting higher education in Pakistan is difficult for a common person and it becomes more problematic and Herculean task if anyone has to change some information on result cards, certificates etc.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/28-Dec-2015/education-related-hassles


The real education

As we all know, nowadays everyone is in pursuit of acquiring excellent education with the highest degree of qualification. We see status and position of a person as a representation of him, what we do not see is how that individual in personality is. In pursuit of education, everyone is forgetting moral values and this has become an infection among people which is spreading rapidly.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-25/page-7/detail-4


Ghost students

After ghost teachers and ghost schools, the government of Balochistan has traced the presence of some 234,000 ghost students in the province. This revelation speaks volumes about the state of education in the province.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/84614-Inexcusable-threats


Blind students’ problems  

I would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities towards problems faced by blind students during their examination. There are a large number of people in our country who are visually impaired completely or partially. Hence many of them study in schools and colleges.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/27-Dec-2015/blind-students-problems


Teachers at polls

Election duties bring a lot of trouble to the teachers of government schools and colleges. They are forced to act as presiding officers. Don’t they already have enough responsibilities? Why are they burdened with more?

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1228649/teachers-at-polls


Sad state of private schools

It is disillusioning to see the worsening state of the educational institutes of Pakistan, especially the private schools with regard to provision of employees’ rights and benefits. The concept of work ethics and work-life balance is indeed proving to be a theoretical concept, which is least applicable in the private schools of Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/12/27/comment/sad-state-of-private-schools/


The state of education

The Constitution of Pakistan states that every child has the right to free and compulsory education — yet millions of children in the country remain deprived of their constitutional right. According to a report, 25.02 million children are out of school in Pakistan, of which 13.7 million are girls. The subject of lack of basic education isn’t one that can be ignored.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1017230/the-state-of-education/


The state of education (II)

Through your paper, I want to highlight the sensitive issues surrounding the education system of Sindh. Many people hold the view that quality education can bring about positive changes to one’s basic behaviour and resultantly, society evolves and becomes more sophisticated. But this dream can only be achieved when our primary schoolteachers at basic levels of education live up to their roles as positive educators. Teachers need to act like role models of society and impart knowledge with honesty.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1017228/the-state-of-education-ii/


Delayed results

The Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) conducted combined competitive examinations for various posts in April 2015. Almost nine months have passed, but the commission has still not announced the results of the examinations. Not more than 3,500 candidates sat for these tests, but the delay in announcing the results on the part of the SPSC speaks volumes about its attitude and sluggish process.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1015928/delayed-results/


Curriculum in Native Language

Most of the recommendations in Prime Minister’s educational reform package are worth appreciation. However, it is very important that there is homogenous curriculum in national language. No nation can prosper unless it promotes a one language curriculum.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103250848&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151225


Teacher and Society

Teachers construct the national, social and ethnic building of a country. They reform the society. Even today it is hard to find a good teacher that can serve as a role model.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-12-28/page-15


Uneducated Women

It can’t be denied that education is equally important for men and women. But in our society, women are treated with indifference. That is why they are deprived of education. But it should be understood that uneducated women are in fact failure of whole society.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-28-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=07_09.gif

Regional Press:


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


PK-82 top in educational development field according to report of Alif Ailaan

Swat: The non-governmental organization working for education released a report about the development in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa according to which the Special Assistant for Housing to the Chief Minister, Dr. Amjad Ali’s constituency PK-82 is at the top in terms of development in education.  In this connection, an All Parties’ Conference was held by Alif Ailaan in Swat in which they presented their report. On this occasion, Dr. Amjad Ali said promotion of education is our goal and priority.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103254606&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151228

Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 8


Protest against construction of Girls College building at great distance

Batkhela:  The Vice President, The Muslim League (N), Sr. Haji Ahmad Zada Khan criticized the decision to construct Girls Degree College in Batkhela declaring the locale for construction dangerous due to security problems.

Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 03


Students forced to get education in tents

Mingora: The students of Jehanzaib College, girls & boys, are forced to get education in tents during this severe weather.

Complete Story:  http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=7


Announcement of up-gradation of Girls Primary School

Barikot: The Special Assistant for Housing to Chief Minister, Dr. Amjad Ali said that Chorkhai Government Girl’s Primary School will be given the status of middle school in the next annual ADP. 

Complete Story:  http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx


Teachers protest for promotion

Bannu: The Tanzeem Wahdat Teachers Bannu holds protest demanding for implementation of one step promotion of teachers.

Complete Story: http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTUyMDE4



Nations prosper through education: Yousif Ali Khan

Buner: District Naib Nazim, Ala Yousaf Ali Khan said education is light and ignorance is darkness. Other nations have prospered through education. He urged parents to provide education to their children.

Complete Story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 8


Shortage of basic facilities in school

Peshawar: The residents of Afghan Colony said that the Government Girl’s Primary School Afghan Colony is deprived of basic facilities. They raised demands for furniture in the school.
Complete Story: Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 2


Teachers protest in favor of demands

Bannu: The Tanzeem Wahdat Teachers Bannu announced a protest in favor of their demands and demanded the provincial government to implement one step promotion.
Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 2


All FATA Education Community Teachers to participate in Islamabad protest

Bajaur: The community teachers of Bajaur have decided to participate in the Islamabad protest that will be organized by the All FATA Basic Education Community in Islamabad.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103252175&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151227

Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No. 4


Demand for construction of boundary wall

Tor Dher: The residents of Monki area have demanded the construction of boundary wall around Government Girls’ College Manki on immediate basis.

Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx


4 officials of Education department reinstated

Peshawar: The provincial government reinstated the ex DDO Peshawar and four other officials and staff on employment. They were suspended on the allegation of corruption and illegal appointments. 
Complete Story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 2


Demand for right of up-gradation

Peshawar:  The Chairman, ACTA, Mr. Wahab Mansoori said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government does not provide up gradation right to the elementary teachers, declaring it an act of injustice.
Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103250071&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151225


Protest against construction of Girls College building at great distance

Batkhela:  The Vice President, The Muslim League (N), Sr. Haji Ahmad Zada Khan criticized the decision to construct Girls Degree College in Batkhela declaring the locale for construction dangerous due to security problems.

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 2



Demand for audit of funds

Peshawar: The President, Government School Teachers Association provincial, Mr. Sardar Amanullah demanded from the Chief Minister to conduct audit of funds of Education Foundation. He said that teachers contribute 70% to the fund, but to date, there is no any residence colony established for them.

Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 2


Security guard takes possession of Girls Primary School

Basham: Shangla: A security guard has taken the possession of Girls Primary School Shangla due to which the school girls have been rendered unable to get education.

Complete Story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Youth are our national asset, Dr.Johar Ali

Chakdara: The Vice Chancellor, Malakand Agency, Professor Doctor Mr. Johar Ali while addressing the Youth Assembly Talent Award Ceremony in University National said that youth are our only national asset; their example is just like a priceless diamond, if we provide them proper teaching and status than they will become owners of everlasting capabilities.

Complete Story:  http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=7


Shortage of teachers in school

Kohat: Mr. Haji Muhammad Shuaib Afridi, Nazim Union Council Ganyalijaat, demanded the higher officials of Education department to resolve the shortage of teachers in the school.

Complete Story:  Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 2




Demand for starting Zoology classes at Lasbela University

District Lasbela: Mr. Izhar Muhammad Bux said zoology and botany classes of MSC degree should be started in Lasbela University, because there are many students who want to get degree in such subjects. He requested the VC and Registrar of university to ponder over the suggestion.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Demand to upgrade primary school

District Khuzdar: BNP Tehsil Wadh Leader Mr. Mir Jaleel Ahmed Mengal demanded the education department to upgrade Primary School of Qilli Gul Jan Abad to a middle school.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


Demand for up gradation of Government Girls Primary

District Lasbela: Mr. Muhammad Haqeem, along with others, said in a joint statement that Government Girls Primary School Village Dawood kangar should be upgraded to a middle school. The school has been imparting education for a long time.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Regulatory authority bill is detrimental for private educational institutions: Malik Rasheed Kakar

District Quetta: The Provincial President of Pakistan Private School & Colleges Association Mr. Malik Rasheed Kakar met with the Speaker Balochistan Assembly, Rahilla Durani and briefed her about the problems of private educational institutions of Balochistan. He said that the Regulatory Authority Bill is detrimental for private educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-28-2015/Quetta/page3.asp


Private schools should play role for education propagation: Saboor Kakar

District Kuchlak: Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar and Head of Pakistan Workers Party Mr. Bilal Khan Kakar said in a ceremony of a private school that private schools should play their role in propagation of education in Balochistan.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103253519&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151228


Cry against injustice in NTS Test

District Turbat: Mr. Muhammad Hakeem, Mr. Waheed Jan and Mr. Pervaiz Ahmed said in a statement that they were the victims of injustice in NTS test. Despite getting top positions, other candidates were appointed instead of them.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Educational officials act as political agents: WTA

District Quetta: The Provincial Coordinator, Wattan Teachers Association, Mr. Muhammad Bux Baloch, along with other officials of WTA, said that due to negative role of the Secretary Education, teachers as well as education department is suffering a lot. The educational officials are acting as political agents of various political parties rather than unbiased officials.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_3.html


Demand to upgrade primary school

District Khuzdar: The leader, BNP Tehsil Wadh, Mr. Mir Jaleel Ahmed Mengal demanded the Education Department to upgrade Government Primary School, Qilli Gul Jan Abad to a Middle school.

Complete story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


PSF declares transfer of open merit seats an injustice

District Quetta: PSF stated that open merit seats in BMC have reduced and shifted to quotas, which is violation of merit and injustice with talented students. He demanded the CM Balochistan and the Principal BMC to implement the open merit system for selection in BMC.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103251365&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151227


Registration of absent students is injustice: Naveed-ur-Rehman

District Harnai: Mr. Naveed-ur-Rehman of Pashtoonkhuwa Student Organization Degree College Harnai said that sending registration forms of absent students is injustice with regular students.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103251273&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151227


Demand for provision of facilities to school

District Gawadar: The Tehsil President BNP, Mr. Shakir Lal said that facilities should be provided to Government High School Babar Shore. He explained further that scientific instruments, science laboratory, staff room and examination hall should be provided to school.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Unqualified teachers will be replaced with eligible ones:  Secretary Education

District Quetta: Secretary Education, Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar said unqualified teachers will be fired and eligible teachers will be recruited in Education department after verification of credentials.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_3.html


Irregularities in teacher’s recruitments are condemnable: Mastoong

District Quetta: The Chairman, Pakistan Ghareeb Party, Mr. Dr. Qasim Baloch said irregularities in teachers recruitments are condemnable and are an act of injustice with meritorious candidates.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-25-2015/Quetta/page10.asp


Development depends on education and training

District Kuchlak: The tribal leader Mr. Malik Hashim Khan Kakar, while addressing an annual prize distribution ceremony in Field Marshal Grammar School kuchlak said that supremacy lies in education and that the teachers and parents should incline their children towards education for becoming productive citizens of the society.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103249763&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151225


Demand to recruit NTS pass candidates

District Khuzdar: Social activist, Mr. Noor Ahmed Mairaj stated that NTS pass candidates should be appointed soon on vacant positions because education officials are recruiting their kith and kin in violation of merit.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html




Local landlord and police want to close school

District Dera Ghazi Khan: A local philanthropist told the press that he gifted his 2 Kanal land and got a school constructed for the poor children of the area, but a local landlord named Sardar Khan is pressurizing him and the local police is also supporting the landlord and they want the school to be closed down.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-28/page-11  


Board Chairman and Secretary seat vacant for years

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The posts of Chairman and Secretary at the Dera Board of Education have been vacant for the past two years. The parents and students are worried due to non-availability of the Secretary of the Board.  

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 08


Handing over of schools to NGOs is a failure of government

District Vehari: The Divisional President of Punjab Teachers Union, Mr. Altaf Warraich, during a press conference said that handing over of schools to NGOs is a failure of the government.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-28/page-08


Officials must play a positive role to end illiteracy

District Rajanpur: The DCO Rajanpur, Mr. Chaudhry Zahoor Hussain Gujjar while presiding a high level meeting of the Education Department said that the officials of the Education Department must play a positive role to end illiteracy from the country and the NSB should be utilized properly to provide facilities to students at school.     

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 02


Demand for reducing school fees

District Rajanpur:  The residents of Rajanpur stated that it is extremely difficult for the poor people to bear the education expenses of their children and demanded the government to reduce school fees.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 04


High school without basic facilities

District Bahawalpur: The Government High School Chak No.117/DB was established half a century ago and its building has turned to ruins. The school is without boundary wall and washrooms, has insufficient rooms and students have to sit under the open sky for their education.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 14


78 scholars given admissions at Islamia University Bahawalpur

District Bahawalpur: The Advanced Studies and Research Board, Islamia University Bahawalpur held a meeting under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor Dr. Qaisar Mushtaq and approved admissions of 78 scholars which include 14 Ph.D. scholars. 
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 01


Teachers to ensure 100% attendance of students

District Rajanpur: The DCO Rajanpur, Zahoor Hussain Gugar has said that Education Officers visit the schools on Daily basis while demanding to ensure 100% student attendance in schools.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-27/page-5


397 schools not constructed due to non-availability of funds

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Director Education Punjab, Mr. Faiz Ullah Tareen has said in a meeting that 397 schools have not been constructed due to non-availability of second phase funds. He also notified that 228 schools of Rahim Yar Khn, 134 of Sadiqabad, 132 of Khanpur and 171 schools of Liaqatpur are without electricity.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 10


Privatization of schools will be resisted

District Rahim Yar Khan: The District Joint Secretary of Teachers Association, Mr. Saidque Nonari, has said that it was very cruel on the part of Punjab Government to privatize government schools and hand them over to the NGOs and the private sector. He said that this movement by the Punjab Government will be resisted and a Protest Movement will be launched. 

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 08


School without boundary wall

District Dara Ghazi Khan: The Government Boys Model Primary School Sanjar Shahid, is without compound wall since a long time due to the carelessness on the part of responsible authorities.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 07


Girl undergoes mental torture by Principal

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The parents of Ms. Shumaila, have threatened to burn themselves in front of the DCO Office if they will not be given justice.  They said their daughter has become a mental patient due to torture by the school Principal and many kids are dropping out of the school due to similar reasons.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 07


63 years old School Building

District Rajanpur: The Government Boys High School, Hasanabad, was set up 63 years ago, but its Primary Section is still without a building and the small children sit under the open sky for attending classes.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 02


Teachers must impart knowledge to students

District Bahawalpur: Mr. Mehmudul Hasan Ansari and Mr. Ch. Zafar Iqbal, Principal Government College Bahawalpur, during the training of Headmistresses, said that teachers should impart their knowledge to the students.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-25/page-02




Teachers protest against stoppage of salary

District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre, protested against stoppage of salary on 51th day and demanded for justice.

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Non-teaching staff protests over nonpayment of salary

District Khairpur Mirs: The non-teaching staff of College held protest on second day over stoppage of salary demanding from higher authorities to resolve their issues.

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Teachers protest against treasury staff

District Kamber Shahdadkot: The NTS Pass teachers from Taluka Kamber stood against the corruption of the clerk of the Treasury Department who demanded bribe from them.

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Protest against establishment of dispensary in school 

District Sanghar: The residents of village Ghujhri stood against the running of medical dispensary in Government Primary School building, demanding for its shifting.

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Teachers continue protest against Secretary Education

Karachi: The Sindh Teachers Alliance continued protest against the Secretary Education, Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho, demanding for their rights and immediate removal of the Secretary Education.

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Teachers protest for issuance of salary

District Ghotki: The other cadre teachers, from Mirpur Mathelo, held protest from High School to Press Club, demanding for the release of salary.

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Closure of school

District Matiari: The Government Higher Secondary School, village Allah Dino Sandh, has been nonfunctional for the last eight years due to the carelessness of higher authorities of the Education Department.

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Cancellation of examination center

Karachi: The management of Karachi University has cancelled the examination center, from the Government Girls College Liaquat Road, declaring mismanagement during examination papers.

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Girls school facing problems of basic facilities

District Khairpur Mirs: The Government Girls High School, Pir Jo Gith, Taluka Kingri, is facing shortage of basic facilities of classrooms, furniture, drinking water, compound wall and female teachers. Even the building is in a deplorable condition.

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Students deprived of basic education

District Thatto: The Government Primary School, village Ghanwar Khan Jakhro, near Jhampeer, has been nonfunctional for years due to absence of teachers and carelessness of education department, leaving hundreds of children deprived of getting primary education.

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Teachers continue protest over nonpayment of salary

District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre, continued protest against stoppage of salary. 
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Teachers protest against treasury staff

District Kambar Shahdadkot: The NTS pass teachers from Kambar, protested against the staff of Treasury Office, on their demand for bribe against issuance of difference bills.

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Teacher’s protest enters 49th day

District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre continued their protest over nonpayment of salary, on forty-ninth day. They demanded higher authorities to resolve the matter.

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Approval of budget of Sindh Madarsat ul Islam University

Karachi: The second meeting of Senate of Sindh Madarsat Ul Islam was held, under the president-ship of the Vice Chancellor, Mr. Dr. Muhammad Ali Shaikh and others. The budget was approved for the upcoming year.

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More than 63 lac free text books lost

Karachi: More than 63 lac, free text books were printed and published last year by Second Sindh Education Reform Support Program (SERP II), but it is reported that books were not distributed among the targeted schools of different Districts of Sindh and that the books have been lost.

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School SNE still in pending

District Sujawal: The building of Government High School 2, Chandia Muhalla, was constructed fifteen years ago, but its SNE is not approved yet.

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School building in crumbling condition

District Naushehro Feroze: The building of Government Primary School, village New Samtia, is in crumbling condition, since years. The lives of more than 100 students are in danger due to this grave situation.

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Students compelled to study under open sky

District Shikarpur: The only primary school of village Allah Warayo Buriro, near Madeji, is at the brink of collapse due to its poor condition. The students have to sit under open sky in order to study.

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School building awaits shifting

District Sanghar: The building of Government Girls higher Secondary School Khipro was far from the city; the students were facing difficulties while attending it, so it was decided to shift it to Islamia High School Building. However, the shifting is yet to be implemented.

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