28th April 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Govt. urged to enroll more out-of-school children

Participants at a training workshop asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to delegate power to local bodies in order to prevent children labor and ensure full-fledged enrolment of out of school children.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-28/lahore/11259/82208

‘5.1m children don’t go to school’

As per the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS), at least 22.5 per cent of children in the primary school aged five to nine are out of school which means that 5.1 million out of 22.6 million children do not go to schools.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-28/lahore/11259/82210

Confession of militant renews pain of APS attack victims’ parents

The confession of IhsanUllah Ihsan, a former commander of TTP renews pain of parents who lost their children in the most gruesome terror massacres.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=28_04_2017_183_002

 

Balochistan

 

Balochistan Government launches education programme

Balochistan Basic Education Programme (BBEP) was launched in a ceremony held at a local hotel of Quetta, on Wednesday.

Complete Storyhttps://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/04/27/balochistan-govt-launches-education-programme/

http://pakobserver.net/achakzai-inaugurates-balochistan-basic-education-programme/

 

China donates school for local people in Gwadar

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong was impressed by a 65-year old local man named Shair Mohammad in Gwadar who had contributed his 752-square-kilometer land to promote education in the area.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/28-Apr-2017/china-donates-school-for-local-people-in-gwadar

 

Federal

 

Annual State of Children Report 2016 launched

Annual State of the Children Report 2016 launched on Thursday stated that Over 22 million out-of-school children in country; number reduced marginally

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=28_04_2017_152_006

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/201214-Annual-State-of-Children-Report-2016-launched

http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-28/lahore/11258/82220

http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-28/lahore/11259/82210

http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201704/28/page09.php

 

We will work on to provide free uniforms to students till class 10th: CADD Minister

Minister for CADD, Dr Tariq Fazal Chadhry distributed laptops amongst students in the federal capital.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-04-28/page-10

 

Telenor celebrates ‘Girls in ICT’ Day

To encourage Pakistani girls to prepare themselves for opportunities offered by the booming ICT sector, Telenor Pakistan celebrated the ‘International Girls in ICT Day’ where it held an awareness session for female students of class 8 to 10 at GSIS School and College, Islamabad.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-28/page-9/detail-0

 

Grading system for new International GCSEs system announced

The United Kingdom (UK) Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation in England – Ofqual, announced a number of reforms to GCSE and GCE A level qualifications for students worldwide including the introduction of a new 9-1 grading scale for GCSEs.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201704/28/page03.php

 

 

 CADD minister distributes laptops to high-achievers

Laptops were distributed to high-achieving students of Islamabad's government schools and colleges, including both girls and boys.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/201139-CADD-minister-distributes-laptops-to-high-achievers

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/306230-todays-print-city-news

http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201704/28/page10.php

 

Christians complain of enrolment hurdles

A protest was held in front of IMCG F-7/4 by parents, students and member of Awami Workers Party alleging their children were denied admission due to their faith.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=28_04_2017_153_003

 

Rabbani calls for end to redundant education system

Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani has called for end to redundant education system and create an environment in which the young minds at schools and colleges could question the taboos of our society. “They are made to believe and accept that whatever is being imposed upon them from the proprietors of elite nexus who keep attributing their misfortunes as will of God.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201704/28/page09.php

 

Intermediate examiantions to start from 6th May

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-04-28/page-2/detail-24

 

Punjab

 

Quality education not the right of cream of the crop alone

CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday said that opponents of public welfare projects were opposing the country's development and prosperity, as the rich did not want the fate of the poor to be changed for better.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-28/lahore/11274/82154

https://issuu.com/abidoon/docs/e-paper_pdf__28-04-2017___lhr_/6

http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201704/28/page08.php

Shahbaz hailed for his educational programmes

 Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) scholars on Thursday paid rich tribute to educational programmes of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in a function held at the beginning of the forth phase of laptop distribution at Aiwan-e-Iqbal

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-28/lahore/11274/82156

Education minister-led delegation leaves for China

During its visit to China, the delegation will hold meetings with Chinese officials regarding enhancing educational collaboration.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/education-minister-led-delegation-leaves-china/

http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201704/28/page18.php

Plan to ban sale of junk food in schools

The Punjab Food authority plans to prohibit the selling of junk food and other unhygienic food at the school canteens and cafeterias.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=28_04_2017_177_009

Special classrooms for playgroup kids

The Punjab government has confirmed a grant of Rs. 10 million for the construction of special classrooms for playgroup age kids in the public schools of the district.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=28_04_2017_178_003

Babus unhappy with work on Danish Schools

Contractors working on Danish School in Tibba Sultanpur have been directed to complete construction work otherwise stern action will be taken against them.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-28/page-22/detail-8

 

Sindh

 

Prevailing education system causes class, gender divisions in society, moot told

Multiple systems of education prevailing in the country, where the government instead of bringing improvement in quality of education seems clueless about how to fix it.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=28_04_2017_117_003


Heritage building demolition case sent to anti-corruption court

A judicial magistrate sent a case regarding demolition of heritage school building in Soldier bazaar to an anti-corruption court for trial after the counter terrorism trial filed an interim charge sheet.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=28_04_2017_118_008

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/305797-todays-print

 

Intermediate examinations to kick off from today, education board still without Nazim and Secretary Education

Countrywide intermediate examinations will start from today. Two and a half years down the road, Sindh is still without Nazim and Secretary Education.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/305737-todays-print

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104159503&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170428

 

Intermediate exams, cell formulated under Secretary College Education: According to the DG College, the cell has been set up in the regional directorate colleges. Cases regarding cheating and impersonation can be registered with this cell.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/305741-todays-print

Complete story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104159495&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170428

 

Rush of candidates to get admit cards for intermediate exams: Candidates lined up in huge numbers outside the Interboard Karachi. The lines continued on till late hours

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/305742-todays-print

 

BSEK Chairman for joint efforts to eliminate cheating

Chairman, Board of Secondary Education Karachi, Professor Dr. Saeeduddin regretted over the reports that a certain section of teachers is also involved in facilitating cheating in examinations, and stressed on consolidated and collective efforts of the government and society including Ulema against this un-ethical and illegal practice, and a serious threat to the new generation and the nation as a whole.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/bsek-chairman-joint-efforts-eliminate-cheating/

 

 

Editorials/Op-eds

 

Why gestures are important (27th April 2017)

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/200967-When-gestures-are-important

 

 

Letters to the editor

 

Students and load shedding

https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104159452&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170428

 

Betterment in the education sector

https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104159456&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170428

 

End the dual system of education:

https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104159461&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170428