28th February 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Resolving the issues of students and teachers
Special Secretary of Primary and Secondary Education KP, Qaiser Alam has been reported to have said that the government is responsible for maintaining and implementing a system in place and thus the government will not overlook issues concerning schools and students and will provide for students and all the facilities they are deprived of.
Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/274851-todays-print-city-news

Haq foundation Peshawar provides for underprivileged students
During an event of Haq foundation, it was announced that from this year onwards, all underprivileged children will be provided with free textbooks and books.
Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/274856-todays-print-city-news

KPITB, Education Department sign MoU
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government took the lead to launch the first ever project of the country to educate school children in computer programming.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/kpitb-education-department-sign-mou/

Balochistan

The government should set a maximum fees for private schools
The provincial secretary of Awami Workers Party Balochistan reported that the government should take strict measures to control profits of private schools and that a maximum fees should be implemented or set in place to restrict the amount of fees that a private school can charge.
Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/274627-todays-print-city-news

Impossible to dream about a developed nation without the provision of education
President Jamiat-e-Talba-Islam (Nazriati) Hafiz Abdul Wahid Hashmi, stressed on the importance of education. He said that education is the main component required for a bright future and country. Education is that power that continues for generations and that dreaming about a progressive and advanced country is impossible with education.
Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/274633-todays-print-city-news

G-B/ FATA/ AJK

Education provides lessons about equality and justice
During an annual session, Ilyas Shakir, stressing upon the importance of education to society, said that education provides for key elements in society and a bright future. It gives lessons about humanity, equality and justice.
Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/274652-todays-print-city-news

Federal

Daily-wages teachers on protest for not releasing salaries
Daily-wages teachers of the public sector schools and colleges, working under Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) have boycotted the classes for not releasing their salaries from last four months.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/daily-wages-teachers-on-protest-for-not-releasing-salaries/

122,377 students to take part in annual SSC exams
Secondary School Certificate (SSC), annual exams 2017 would start from Mar 1 (Wednesday) as all the arrangements have been finalized by Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) for transparent and smooth holding of the exams in which as many as 122,377 students will take part.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/122377-students-to-take-part-in-annual-ssc-exams/

Private schools are playing an important role in providing quality education
At an annual award distribution ceremony, Leader of Awami Muslim League, Sheikh Rasheed, made a speech about how an educated mother can give birth to and raise educated children. He stressed upon the importance of quality education and believed that only private schools were providing such education
Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/274608-todays-print-city-news

Railways to conduct school’s survey for improving education
Pakistan Railways wants to provide cheap, concessional and standard education to the children of the railway employees through its schools
Complete Story: http://aaj.tv/2017/02/railways-to-conduct-schools-survey-for-improving-education/

RIS students participate in infotainment game show
Islamabad-Students from Roots International Schools (RIS), Wellington Campus participated in an infotainment game show ‘Tayyar Pakistan’ as a part of disaster awareness, education & advocacy campaign started by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/28-Feb-2017/ris-students-participate-in-infotainment-game-show

Pakistani woman among ‘10 Best Teachers in the World’
Salima Begum, a Pakistani teacher born in remote village of Gilgit-Baltistan, has made it to the top ten finalists of Global Teacher Prize 2017.The Global Teacher Prize carries one million dollar award for an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/28-Feb-2017/pakistani-woman-among-10-best-teachers-in-the-world

Azad Kashmir declared 'occupied' in private schools' syllabus
Azad Kashmir has been declared as ‘occupied’ in Social Studies’ book of fifth grade in various private schools.Sources told that government has not taken any action against the publishers however, Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) has banned the book.
Complete Story: http://dunyanews.tv/en/Pakistan/376957-Azad-Kashmir-declared-occupied-in-private-school

Punjab

Colleges sports events to be held twice a year
The government has decided to hold sports events in all the public sector colleges twice a year and issued instructions to the divisional directors.
Complete Story: https://www.dawn.com/news/1317480
Complete Story: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1341028/extracurricular-activity-govt-colleges-stage-sports-events-bi-annually/
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/sports-events-in-colleges-to-be-held/
Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/02/27/biannual-sports-events-to-be-held-in-public-colleges-minister/

Private schools’ money-making antics know no bounds
Private education institutions are known to fleece parents and students with exorbitant fees. The desire on part of students and parents to have quality education provides justification to schools to demand high fees from them. However, these schools are always looking for more opportunities to collect more money from parents.
Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/27-Feb-17/private-schools-money-making-antics-know-no-bounds

Need stressed to attain 100 pc literacy
Provincial Minister for Literacy and Non-Basic Education Dr Farrukh Javed on Monday said the Literacy Department was pursuing two-projects to promote education among uneducated persons. The programmes include Punjab Non-Formal Education Project and Education for All.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/need-stressed-to-attain-100-pc-literacy/

De-Islamisation of curriculum
The Punjab government’s recent decision to implement Quranic education for all students through Grade 1 to 12 represents another flawed policy that could possibly polarise an already divided society.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/columns/28-Feb-2017/de-islamisation-of-curriculum

Minister links country’s future to Education
The students should be conscious of the problems the country is grappling with and must put all their energies to acquire education to brighten the future of Pakistan.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/28-Feb-2017/minister-links-country-s-future-to-education