29th August 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Directive To Remove Kalo Khan Lesson From Class 9 Textbook

Education Minister Atif Khan has issued a directive to remove the controversial Kalo Khan lesson from Class 9 text books. The content had sparked anger among the Pakhtuns as it attempts to portray a Pakhtun hero as a bandit.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/27-Aug-16/directive-to-remove-kalo-khan-lesson-from-class-9-textbook

Incentive Programme: K-P Govt To Honour Best Teachers, Schools

Most schools in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa do not only have teachers as many of them are usually absent from their duty. However, there are some teachers who take their jobs seriously and ensure education is imparted to their students.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1171591/incentive-programme-k-p-govt-honour-best-teachers-schools/


Sigh Of Relief: Students Ecstatic As Girls Schools Reconstructed In Matta

Students heaved a sigh of relief as a large number of girls schools that had been demolished by militants nearly a decade ago were reconstructed in Matta tehsil in Swat. The decision to reopen them has been taken by the government.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1171597/sigh-relief-students-ecstatic-girls-schools-reconstructed-matta/


Dilapidated school buildings are dangerous for children

PML-N Youth Wing President Syed Bilal Mustafa said that due to the negligence of the Education Department, those school buildings which were declared dangerous have now become a danger for the lives of students.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-08-29/page-9/detail-24


Private Candidate Shines In BA Exam

A private student, Naseema Hussain, clinched the top position in the BA annual examination results announced by the University of Malakand here on Saturday. Announcing the BA and BSc examination results, varsity’s controller of examinations Mohammad Shahid Khan said Ms Naseema bagged 433 marks and stood first, according to a press release.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1280481/private-candidate-shines-in-ba-exam




Need of special focus on education

Col. Sarfraz Ahmed has said that there is need to give special focus to education. To compete with the world’s nations we must send every child to school.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103715806&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160829


Students protest against the closure of second shift in Special School

On the closure of second shift in Special School, students and parents protested. This ending of shift is an anti-education policy in Balochistan.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-29-2016/Quetta/page2.asp




Open University announces final results of Intermediate

Islamabad, Allama Iqbal Open University has announced the result of final examination of Intermediate programs F.A, FSC, and I.com.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2016-08-28/page-2


Govt. Sets Up 100 Feeder Schools In Seminaries

The government has established 100 feeder schools in different Madaris of the country in order to achieve 100 percent target for the primary enrolment and bring the religious seminaries in the mainstream by equipping their students with formal education along with the religious education.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/national/29-Aug-2016/govt-sets-up-100-feeder-schools-in-seminaries


Hundreds Of Families Suffering Due To Bureaucratic Mind-Set

In violation of the clear instructions by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Capital Administration & Development Division (CADD) is set to issue termination letters to hundreds of employees including teachers on daily wages in the schools and colleges being run under the Federal Directorate of Education.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/hundreds-of-families-suffering-due-to-bureaucratic-mindset/


Pak-Turk Schools Case: Govt To Submit Reply In High Court Today

The government is likely to submit reply in Islamabad High Court over the Pak-Turk Schools case today. The fate of the international schools’ chain plunged into uncertainty after the Turkish government requested the closure of all the institutes backed by the Turkish religious scholar Fethullah Gulen-inspired Hizmet movement.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1171619/pak-turk-schools-case-govt-submit-reply-high-court-today/


AIOU Holds ‘Education Awareness’ Day

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) on Friday observed an ‘Education awareness’ day to brief students about its academic program and services, enabling them to continue their study at higher-level. The Day was organized by Directorate of Students Advisory and Counseling Services, in collaboration with Directorate of Regional Services and Admissions.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/aiou-holds-education-awareness-day/


QAU Faculty Greeted Over Announcement Of Civil Awards

Quaid-i-Azam University Alumni Association (QAUAA) has greeted Prof Dr Waseem Ahmed and Prof Dr Bushra Mirza for being nominated for civil awards for meritorious contribution in the field of science. The President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has conferred Hilal-I-Imtiaz on Prof Dr Waseem Ahmed and Tamgha-i-Imtiaz on Professor Dr Bushra Mirza.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/29-Aug-2016/qau-faculty-greeted-over-announcement-of-civil-awards


Over 50,000 Unemployed Youth To Be Trained This Year

National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) would train over 50,000 unemployed youth across the country in different technical trades by the end of this year. Talking to APP, Executive Director NAVTTC Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema said that all courses/trades are not only being offered free of charge but stipend will also be paid to the trainees.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/29-Aug-2016/over-50-000-unemployed-youth-to-be-trained-this-year


Rs 5bn Reimbursed To 108,036 Students From Remote Areas

Under the Prime Minister Fee Reimbursement Scheme for Less Developed Areas, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has reimbursed fee to the tune of Rs 5 billion to 108,036 students from less developed areas during the last four years. Among them 78,349 post-graduate, 25,333 MPhil and 4,354 are Phd students.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/28-Aug-16/rs-5bn-reimbursed-to-108036-students-from-remote-areas


Pride Of Pakistan, Farzana Firoz

A deeply-held belief in the power of education to transform lives, attitudes and prospects led Farzana Firoz to found City Schools (Pvt) Ltd, widely known as The City School, in 1978. Under her direction, The City School network has grown from one school in Karachi, Pakistan, to over 180 schools in 50 cities across Pakistan, making it one of the largest in South Asia.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/life-and-style/28-Aug-16/pride-of-pakistan-farzana-firoz


New Classrooms To Be Built In DG Khan

“As many as 1,401 new classrooms will be constructed across Dera Ghazi Khan. The provincial government has allocated Rs2 billion for this purpose,” Assistant Commissioner Asghar Majeed said on Saturday.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1171176/new-classrooms-built-dg-khan/


Zealcon, UET Sign MoU To Offer ‘Business Communication’ As Post-Graduate Subject

Zealcon Engineering and University of Engineering & Technology (UET) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to offer ‘Business Communication’ as a Post-graduate subject to the students. Under the MoU, UET will add the topic of “Contracts and claims” to the project management courses both at the under-graduate and post-graduate level.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/zealcon-uet-sign-mou-to-offer-business-communication-as-post-graduate-subject/


Education Vital For Progress, Prosperity: Iqbal

Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan said on Saturday that education is the need of the hour and progress without it is not possible. He said this while addressing a ceremony held in connection with Independence Day

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/education-vital-for-progress-prosperity-iqbal/


Punjab Relaxes Age Limit For Medical Faculty Hiring

The Punjab government has given a three-year waiver after the age of superannuation for the appointment of medical teachers in order to address acute shortage of senior doctors in medical colleges, universities and specialised institutions.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/28-Aug-16/punjab-relaxes-age-limit-for-medical-faculty-hiring


Highway To Heaven

Muhammad Nadeem Bhatti - Pakistan is not the country of rich people. The poverty rate here is very high, which is one of the causes of poor situation of higher education. After matriculation and intermediate, parents force their children to earn livelihood along with education who cannot pay attention to their studies

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/business/28-Aug-2016/highway-to-heaven


Around One-Third Of South Asia's Out-Of-School Kids Are In Pakistan

Pakistan has emerged as the country where live around one-third of South Asian children who are out of schools, revealed a report issued by the UNICEF. According to the report, the ratio of out-of-school girls was higher than the boys. The report states that 38.9 percent of girls at the primary level are not enrolled in schools, while 30.2 percent of the boys are out of schools.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/28-Aug-16/around-one-third-of-south-asias-out-of-school-kids-are-in-pakistan


Urbanization And The Scope Of Intermediate Cities

It is no news that Pakistan has a considerably high urbanization rate, with estimates of 2010-15 averaging between 2.8pc to 3.3pc annually. Of course, we might have had better estimates had there been a recent population census, but that is another debate altogether.

Complete story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/08/28/comment/urbanisation-and-the-scope-of-intermediate-cities/


Headmaster Blamed For Poor 9th Class Result

Parents expressed concerns as the students of Government Boys High School Ghafoor Wah poorly performed in 9th class examinations with only three out of 18 students declared passed by the Multan board. Local people demanded that departmental action should be taken against Headmaster Rana Saeed Anjum

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/national/29-Aug-2016/headmaster-blamed-for-poor-9th-class-result


SAP Conducts Self-Assessment Test For Future Engineers

A self-assessment test was conducted for future engineers at the Pavilion End Club which was organised by the Study Aid Project (SAP). The test was held for the pro-engineering students who are desirous to get admission at the NED University in its graduate programmes being offered this year.

Complete story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/08/28/city/karachi/sap-conducts-self-assessment-test-for-future-engineers/


Medical Education: 56,272 Sit Test In 13 Cities

As many as 56,272 candidates (36,542 women and 19,730 men) sat the medical and dental colleges’ entrance test on Sunday. The test was held amid tight security arrangements at 27 centres set up in 13 cities by the University of Health Sciences (UHS).

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1171611/medical-education-56272-sit-test-13-cities/


More South Punjab Students Taking Admissions In Medical Colleges

University of Health Sciences Registrar Dr Asad on Sunday said students of south Punjab were getting more admissions in medical and dental colleges due to their hard work as compared to other areas of the province.

Complete story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/08/29/city/lahore/more-south-punjab-students-taking-admissions-in-medical-colleges/


JICA Assisting Tevta To Promote Technical Education

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is collaborating with TEVTA to promote technical education and vocational training (TVET) system across Punjab. JICA has already provided 860 million yen for machinery and equipment for the centres of excellence of Mechanical and Architecture Departments at Government College of Technology, Railway Road, Lahore.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/29-Aug-16/jica-assisting-tevta-to-promote-technical-education


PEF is Role Model For Development Sector

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) is a role model organisation for the development sector which has benefitted the whole lot of disfranchised segments of the society through provision of totally free education. The usefulness and cost-effectiveness of its educational model has been commended at different national and international fora.

Complete story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/08/29/city/lahore/pef-is-role-model-for-development-sector/


Law Minister ‘Backs’ Kiln Owners’ Lawlessness

Due to alleged support by Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, the brick kiln owners and Education Departments are unwilling to accept the protesting kiln workers demands even after the Punjab chief minister’s orders.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/national/29-Aug-2016/law-minister-backs-kiln-owners-lawlessness


Constant vigilance: ‘expect dengue fever patients in coming months’

Heads of teaching hospitals and specialised healthcare institutions have been asked to complete the process of outsourcing janitorial services in a week. “There can be no compromise on cleanliness and sanitation at hospitals,” Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Secretary Najam Ahmad Shah said on Sunday.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1171601/constant-vigilance-expect-dengue-fever-patients-coming-months/


PM’s Belated But Good Initiative

IT is the responsibility of the state to ensure better health and education facilities to its citizens so that they could positively contribute to the socio economic uplift of the country. It is, however, unfortunate that these two important sectors have never been priority by our successive governments.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/pms-belated-but-good-initiative/


Students will be given resources for high education

Chairman Higher Education Commission Doctor Mukhtar Mohammad has said that we are working to provide resources for higher education and research to students. He further said that spreading education in under developed areas of Pakistan is our prime duty.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103714859&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160828


Education is the basic right of every child

Ayesha Farooq of Ministry of Capital Administration and Development division has said that education is the basic right of every child of Pakistan and they can’t be bereft of this right.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103714836&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160828





Attendance: Disciplinary Action Ordered Against 10 Teachers

Education EDO Chaudhry Bashir Ahmad on Friday ordered disciplinary action against 10 teachers and three workers of two public high schools for girls in the district. Disciplinary action was ordered against the staff of Government Junior Model Girls High School and Government Girls high School in Habib Colony.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1170679/attendance-disciplinary-action-ordered-10-teachers/


Over 50 Position Holders Take Admissions In Punjab College

Punjab College is the first and top most choice of students who secured top positions in different Boards of Matric Examination for their Intermediate studies. More than 50 position holders from 8 Punjab Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education have opted for Punjab College.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/27-Aug-16/over-50-position-holders-take-admissions-in-punjab-college


Police Tighten Security In Education Institutes

Following the recent incidents of child abductions, city police has beefed up the security arrangements at all schools, colleges, universities and other important government and private places in the provincial capital on Friday. DIG Operations Dr Haider Ashraf has ordered to tighten the security of schools and other institutions across the city.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/27-Aug-16/police-tighten-security-in-education-institutes


GCU Additional Registrar Assigned Charge Of Look After Registrar

On the recommendations of Government College University (GCU) syndicate, the Punjab Governor/Chancellor has assigned the look after charge of the post of varsity’s Registrar to the Additional Registrar.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/145541-GCU-additional-registrar-assigned-charge-of-look-after-registrar


SECP, ICAP Join Hands To Promote Investor Education

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) signed an MoU to establish cooperation for spreading investor education and awareness through investor awareness sessions for the students and members of ICAP.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/secp-icap-join-hands-to-promote-investor-education/


Welfare: 945 Child Laborers Start Education, Skills Training

The Elimination of Child Labor project has been launched in Sialkot. The project will eradicate child labor in auto workshops, petrol pumps and service stations, hotels and restaurants across the district. A baseline survey done by the Bureau of Statistics had found 945 children employed in these sectors in the district.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1170685/welfare-945-child-labourers-start-education-skills-training/


Six Schools Grabbed, Made Nonfunctional

Under their connivance with the Education Department’s corrupt officers, land mafia has grabbed the pieces of land of six schools that have been non-functional for a long time. Asghar, a resident of Ludden, said that the education policy of the Punjab government had failed due to negligence of Deputy DO elementary education.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/national/27-Aug-2016/six-schools-grabbed-made-nonfunctional


Australian High Commissioner Inaugurates New Hostel For Coavs Students

Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Margaret Adamson and Punjab Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Secretary Najam Ahmed Shah inaugurated a new hostel at the King Edward Medical University’s College of Ophthalmology and Allied Vision Sciences (COAVS), Mayo Hospital on Friday.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/27-Aug-16/australian-high-commissioner-inaugurates-new-hostel-for-coavs-students


Twenty three Schemes for IT labs in Jehlum

Twenty three schemes of IT labs in secondary and higher secondary schools were completed last year. The total spending in the schemes was eighty four million rupees. Further, this year twelve more schools have liaised with IT labs.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-27-2016/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=17_12.gif



More than fifty six thousand candidates will appear in Medical entry test

Medical entry test for twenty medical and dental colleges of Punjab will be held on 28th August in thirteen big cities of Punjab. There are a total of 3405 seats for MBBS and 216 seats of BDS. Total twenty seven centres have been formed for the purpose.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-27-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_03.gif




Technical education for women

Tehseen Fawad of Muslim League Noon has said technical education for women can bring improvement in the society. Technical programs under TEVTA and IT board are successfully ongoing.  Also speedy work is carried out on Project of Dastari Schools in Pakistan.         

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-08-28/page-9/detail-34



Education is the need of the time

Rana Mohammad Iqbal of Punjab Assembly has said that education is the current need of today’s era. Without is development of the country is impossible and Punjab Government is working to promote quality education in Pakistan.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-08-28/page-9/detail-4


Actions will be taken against those schools who wont show good results

Minister of Labour and Human Resource, Raja Ishfaq Sarwar has said that criteria of teacher’s performance of and monitoring of their attendance must be cleared so that process of education can be properly investigated.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103715371&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160828


Education expedition has been stopped in schools

Due to weak management of Education Department, education expedition in schools has been stopped. According to details the reason for stopping this expedition is non-availability of space for more students in schools.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103714696&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160828


Education as per the latest technology

Three P learning organized a conference on Low Learning for creating awareness among teachers on latest education. Professor Khusru said at the conference that teachers must impart education as per the standards of 21st Century.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103714703&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160828



Construction of new rooms in Punjab Schools

Education Minister Rana Mashood has said new rooms will be constructed in all schools of Punjab under the scheme“ Khadim e Punjab Schools Program”. According to the scheme extra rooms will be constructed in schools of 16 North districts of Punjab.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-28-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_11.gif




Medical entry tests are unjust with students

Different students presented their views on entry test after F.S.C. According to details they said these tests are unjust with students as parent’s payed high fees into colleges for FSC. The selection should be on merit basis.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-29-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=62.gif





Education Board Sukkur announced the result of twelfth class

Sukkur, Secondary and Higher Secondary Board announced the result of final exams of intermediate part II of Pre-Medical and Pre-Engineering. Girls lead the exams; in both programs, girls got the first position.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-27-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=165452


Admissions in Medical Universities delayed

Due to delay in results of Medical entry test, admissions in medical and dental colleges and Universities have been delayed. This delay is due to the interference of inquiry committees against corruption.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103712121&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160827


Performance of education officers will be monitored through WhatsApp

Jam Mehtam Hussain has said that instructions has been forwarded to D.Os and T.H.Os that they must visit their schools instead of sitting in their offices and send performance report through whats app to Minister Education.

Complete story:



Sindh Committed To Provide, Ensure Quality Education

The Sindh government is committed to improve quality, access and equity in education sector. Official sources said that one hundred and six state-of-the-art schools are being built under the Sindh Basic Education Programme funded by USAID, reported Radio Pakistan. An amount of over Rs 13 billion will be funded by USAID while Rs 870 million by the provincial government.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/28-Aug-16/sindh-committed-to-provide-ensure-quality-education


Education Emergency Should Be Declared In Sindh: Dahar

Provincial Minister for Education Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that keeping in view the current scenario of education; an education emergency should be declared in Education Department to improve the education system in Sindh province adding that everyone at district and tehsil level has to be mobilized to achieve objectives.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/27-Aug-16/education-emergency-should-be-declared-in-sindh-dahar


Corruption Charges: Bsek Chief Sent To Jail On Remand

An accountability court in Hyderabad remanded on Saturday Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) chairperson to jail custody till September 22 for alleged corruption. An investigation team of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) produced Anwar Ahmed Zai, who was arrested from Karachi on August 24, in court.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1171145/corruption-charges-bsek-chief-sent-jail-remand/


Female student bags first position in pre-medical examination

As usual, female students outshined their male counterparts in the pre-medical and pre-engineering group annual results, which were announced by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Sukkur on Friday.



Poor performance of Sindh Educational Boards

All the four educational boards if Sindh showed poor performance, aggregate percentage of their results was below 42%. Overall performance of intermediate education Karachi showed better performance than previous years and 82.2% of students cleared the NED test.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-29-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=166644





Muslims Far, Far Behind In Education, Invention By Salahuuddin Haider

PROF Dr Atta-ur-Rahman, who as Minister for Science and Information Technology, did tremendous service to Pakistan, lamented during a lecture at the English Speaking Union at the week-end that the Muslim world has been left far, far behind in education and scientific development.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/muslims-far-far-behind-in-education-invention/


Education crises By Sundas Fatima

Education is the basic right of every human being. It is the power that leads a person from darkness of illiteracy into the light of knowingness. In general sense, education is the transferring of knowledge, habits and skills from one generation to the next. However, in our country, education has always been a victim of negligence by the people from different strata of our society.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/education-crises/


Impediments To Development By Muhammad Shahid Rafique

The progress and prosperity of a nation hinges on strong and inclusive political and economic institutions. Other factors namely geography or culture may contribute in one way or the other but without strengthening the key institutions development remains but a pipe dream.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/27-Aug-16/impediments-to-development


On The College Police By Hina Malik Hussain

All college grads know the living hell of negotiating college administration, public or private. They’ve seen it all, they have known it all, they are Prufrock’s grandparents in terms of world-weary existential ennui. You need them to fit you into a full class you desperately need in order to graduate on time?

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/columns/29-Aug-2016/on-the-college-police


Reinforcing Gender Stereotypes

An initiative in the curriculum for girls’ primary government schools in Punjab incorporates a lesson in home economics. Students in 1,000 girls’ schools will be the recipients of hens and cages, courtesy the Punjab livestock department.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1171553/reinforcing-gender-stereotypes/


Letters to the Editor


Education In Gwadar

I want to draw the attention of Balochistan government to provide better state of education in Gwadar, which has shown a very disappointed result. The poor and girls are deprived from access to quality education and thousands of people are being involved in poverty.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/29-Aug-2016/education-in-gwadar



The decision of the government to restore grammar schools is laudable; however, it doesn't address the need for our education system to be revisited. The IQ test is now over 100 years old, and our established modes of thinking about children’ needs aren't viable. We need to concentrate on the children’s skills.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/letters/29-Aug-16/-education