Govt plans enrolment of poor children in private schools
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will enroll the under-privileged out-of-school children in private schools in six districts of the province. The UK`s Department for International Development (DFID) has pledged to provide funds for the pro-poor initiative, according to officials. An estimated 38,000 children of the poor families would benefit from the initiative Iqra Faroghe Taleem Voucher Scheme.
Govt spending Rsl.8bn on education reforms
The provincial government has been spending a huge amount of Rs1.8 billion for introducing uniform education system, training of teachers and providing facilities in schools across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Education vacuum: ‘35% children do not attend school in Haripur’
At least 35% children between the age of five and nine years in Haripur do not go to school, Alif Ailaan Division Coordinator Syed Zahid Kazmi said during a seminar on Wednesday. According to data collected by Alif Ailaan from across the district, at least 50,000 children of the 143,000 children in the district belonging to this age group do not attend school.
UoP professor in trouble over MNA make-up test
An inquiry committee on Wednesday issued a charge sheet to the chairperson of the University of Peshawar`s Environmental Sciences Department along with three staff members for arranging a make-up test for former student and PTI MNA Murad Saeed in violation of procedure and regulations.
Govt taking steps to end politics in varsities: minister
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information and Higher Secondary Education Mushtaq Ghani has said that around 0.4 million children would be enrolled in the province during the current year. He expressed these views while speaking at the annual prize distribution ceremony at the Government Postgraduate College, Mardan, on Wednesday.
Minister of Higher Education Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani said; “The govt has declared an education emergency and made sizeable budgetary allocations for the first time in the history of K-P’s education sector.”
Annual award ceremony: Girls Degree College Thana bags top honours in sports
Deputy Director of Sports Abdur Rasheed Anwar speaking at the annual sports prize distribution ceremony for girls colleges in Malakand Division held at Government Girls Postgraduate College (GGPC) Mingora on Wednesday said “Women should be encouraged to play sports,” said Anwar. “This has become the need of the hour.”
Speech and poetry contest arranged for tribal students
The Basic Education Community Schools (BECS) organised a speech and poetry contest among the students of community schools of tribal areas. The students of BECS from Kurram, Mohmand, Khyber and Bajaur agencies participated in the contest held at the University Town on Wednesday.
Cadet College incomplete
In every annual budget, the amount for construction of Cadet College Lakki Marwat is reserved but till now it is incomplete since last four years.
14 routes to better education in Pakistan
Central government and provincial governments have good intentions but no one’s political stakes are invested in delivering that “better” set of outcomes, so they leave it to donors and NGOs. Until we can get Pakistani leaders to view a dysfunctional education regime as a political liability, we will keep grasping at non-solutions. Mosharraf Zaidi, campaign director, Alif Ailaan, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2 area education officers removed
The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) removed two area education officers (AEOs) on the charge of appointing daily-wage employees without following the due process.
FDE creates confusion about spring holidays
The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) on Wednesday issued another abrupt notification about the spring holidays in the capital city, creating confusion among the teachers and students. According to an earlier notification, all the 422 schools and colleges under the FDE were to reopen on March 6 to observe a sports week.
HSSC exams to begin on 28th
“The Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) annual examinations - Part-I and II — under the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education will begin on April 28 and end on June 3,” FBISE Controller of Examinations (conduct) Qasim Ali Kazmi told ‘The News’ on Wednesday.
Seminaries seek govt support to open bank accounts
To maintain proper record, the religious seminaries have sought a directive from the federal government to scheduled banks through the State Bank of Pakistan to allow the administration of madrassas to open and operate bank accounts.
Headstart School students shine in Kangourou English competition
The Headstart School students stood out among participants of the English linguistic competition organised by the Kangourou sans Frontières lately. In all, they bagged 32 gold medals and one bronze medal in the ‘International Kangaroo Linguistic Contest’ in which schoolchildren from across the country participated.
Media discussion: Entertainment-education strategy for TV dramas
A media roundtable was organised to explore opportunities for working hand-in-hand with television producers and channels for development and production of entertainment-education television dramas.
Chinese media team visits AIOU
A five-member Chinese media delegation here on Monday visited the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and held talks with Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui to find out the opportunities of bilateral cooperation in mass communication sector.
IIU president visits new campus
President of the International Islamic University (IIU) Dr. Ahmad Yousif Al-Draiweesh on Wednesday visited faculty blocks of the university where he met with Vice President Academics Dr. Mohammad Bashir Khan and other faculty members.
Areeba Jamil of Class 4th attained a distinction with 81 marks in ‘International Kangaroo Linguistic Contest’. Total 4,544 students from Pakistan appeared in the contest at Ecoliert level. Areeba Jamil is an intelligent student of Beaconhouse School System.
Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-310260-Distinction
AIOU’s staff to get awarded for best performances
Officers and staff of the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will be awarded for their best performances in efforts of promoting quality of education and improving academic ranking of the university.
QAU told to submit reply to teacher`s petition
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday issued notice to the vice chancellor and registrar of the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) on a petition filed by a teacher. The court directed them to submit, within a fortnight, a reply to the petition that accuses the QAU administration of `unlawful conduct` in the faculty appointment procedures.
Reintroducing schoolchildren to the joys of Urdu
Hareem Atif Khan, who is a curriculum developer, used to say that if you want someone to learn how to swim you cannot offer them a puddle to swim in. So if we want children to learn how to read, we must give them books they can fall in love with. Zair Raza Zaidi who used to work as a music teacher and now manages all music-related programs for Dheere Bolo, wrote and composed the songs for children which later became song books. Each song book is really a curriculum box and includes a song, a chart with lyrics and three weeks of activities.
Pakistan lagging behind in research and development
The Science and Technology (S&T) Ministry Secretary addressing the National Assembly Standing Committee on Science and Technology expressed hope that the government would make a larger allocation of funds in the next fiscal year for the Ministry of S&T so that research and development can be improved.
Punjab’s new education roadmap
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is aware of the fact that education is a prime factor in economic and social well being of any nation.Punjab government, under the stewardship of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, has taken many steps for the promotion of education. In his previous stint as chief minister, he had started Punjab Education Reforms Roadmap. In the new education roadmap, the targets have been set for achievement up to 2018.
Resource allocation: Focus on education, health, agriculture, say lawmakers
Lawmakers identified education, health, agriculture and rural development sectors on Wednesday as those requiring major allocations. Referring to Parho Punjab, Barho Punjab initiative, Mian Rafiq said that the project’s goals would likely remain unfulfilled in an under-staffed education system. “Unless you have a teacher in every classroom, things will not improve,” he said.
Government watching closely ‘suspicious seminaries’
The registration of seminaries is continuing in the province under Social Security Act and 13,729 seminaries have so far been registered through Punjab Information Technology Board Geo-tagging, said Punjab Home Minister Colonel (r) Shuja Khanzada while talking to journalists outside Punjab Assembly on Wednesday.
PEC declares results of grades 5, 8
The Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) announced the results of middle and primary standard examinations 2015 of the district here on Wednesday. According to PEC results received by DCO Office, the percentage of the candidates who got 33 marks remained 36.52 per cent and the result of the students who obtained 25 marks in each paper was 56.31.
Govt to execute water test of schools
The district administration has decided to conduct water tests of all the government schools of the provincial metropolis. The DCO said water connections and all taps in the government schools would be tested.
PEF to distribute textbooks
Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) will distribute a total of 200,000 textbooks among 139 partner schools belonging to the districts of Okara, Pakpattan, and Sahiwal. Commencing from Thursday (today), the two-day activity will be held in Okara district.
Tussle ends: Academic activities resume at National Textile University
Academic activities at the National Textile University (NTU) resumed after three days of a students’ protest came to an end with the university administration rescheduling examinations for April 6 and promising to review the expulsion of 12 students.
Spring festival begins
University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore arranged Naat-Qirat and posters competition in connection with the Spring Festival 2015 here on Wednesday.
Bill in the offing: ‘We can’t afford to send kids to private schools’
The provincial government told Lahore High Court on Wednesday that a bill to regulate the fee structure of private schools will be presented at the next session of the Punjab Assembly.
Promoting failed candidates of primary middle
Punjab Examination Commission decided to promote the failed students of primary and middle. It is decided to save their education year.
Punjab school reforms
Acting Speaker, Provincial Assembly said that government is spending billions of rupees on educator. In this, regard government regulating the Punjab School Reforms. He said that government is planning to establish the digital libraries throughout the Punjab.
Government’s ignorance backing the low performance by govt. schools
In Provincial Assembly, it was discussed that government is not working properly for education. Due to their ignorance, government schools are declining. Members of assembly discussed that there is need to increase number of primary schools.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-04-02/page-12
Proposals to modify veterinary education
Revisions and modifications in the curriculum of veterinary education were proposed in a meeting held at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) on Wednesday.
PU book fair from today
Acting Governor Rana Muhammad Iqbal will be chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of Punjab University`s annual three-day book fair, starting on Thursday (today) at 10am at the varsity`s New Campus.
Warning: Stop action against madressas: JUI-F
The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam – Fazl warned the provincial government to stop the ‘oppressive action against religious seminaries in the province’. Addressing a press conference in a local hotel on Wednesday, they said the rally being staged on April 2 in Hyderabad was aimed at reaffirming their resolve to protect religious seminaries and the Namoos-e-Risalat.
A tribute to our fallen children
The Peshawar attack has left an indelible mark on the nation’s collective conscience. The Piecemaker’s Guild paid a unique tribute to the APS victims as part of a quilt exhibition which commenced at the Alliance Francaise on Wednesday.
Full knowledge of history essential for society’s future
‘A study of history is imperative to the well-being of our future’ said Dr Syed Jaffer Ahmed, director of the Pakistan Study Centre, University of Karachi. He bitterly lamented the “step-motherly treatment” that was being accorded to history in our academic set-up. He said that this could be gauged from the fact that today, of the 200-odd colleges in Karachi, only three were teaching history. Nations that didn’t learn from history had a bleak future. For this, he said, it was imperative that we revise our national priorities to which, it could be said that the national budget on education be raised from two percent of the GDP to at least four percent.
Two ‘militants’, seminary teacher arrested
Jamshoro police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested two militants and a seminary teacher in a raid on a hideout in the early hours of the day.
Folk music festival held at Salu
The Shah Abdul Latif University (Salu), Khairpur, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Parveen Shah delivered her presidential speech at a the folk music festival jointly organised by Salu, the Bhitai Social Watch and Advocacy (BSWA) and the Inter-university Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities (IUCPSS).
Tribute paid to Pir Hussamuddin Rashidi
Tribute was paid to internationally acclaimed historian, biographer, intellectual and literary figure Pir Hussamuddin Rashidi. The ceremony was organised by the Pir Hussamuddin Rashidi Forum, SooH Shah Inayat Shaheed Adabi Forum and students of the GovtDegree College, Makli, to observe the eminent historian`s 33rd death anniversary Nafees Ahmed Shaikh, Prof Dr Mohammed Ali Manjhi, Hafiz Ahmed and several other scholars highlighted the personality and works of Pir Rashidi and stressed that the new generation must benefit from the knowledge available in the books authored by the great scholar as well as the scripts written by other intellectuals about him.
Dr Jamil Jalibi honoured
In recognition of his literary services, prominent researcher, critic and historian Dr Jamil Jalibi has been honoured with the “State of the Art Excellence” Award by the Sakinan-e-Shahr-e-Quaid Trust.
Complete story: www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-310191-Dr-Jamil-Jalibi-honoured
Eligible candidates for teachers could not avail NTS
Almost one dozen candidates were fulfilling the criteria of posts of teachers through Reform Support Unit but could get opportunity to avail NTS test for the said posts.
On teacher recruitment & training by Hussain Nadim
Fixing the education sector is one problem that wasn’t complicated to begin with, but with the passage of time, became complex and today, millions of dollars, and foreign aid money is being spent to fix the basic pillars of education: administration, teaching quality, curriculum etc. What we need is perhaps, simple solutions like improving the already existing structure through new and innovative techniques. The challenging part is that while the skeleton is there, what we lack is the required human resource: teacher recruitment and training, and this precisely is what must be focused upon.
Non-Academic duties of Teachers
Chief Minister has stopped educational institutions for any non-nonacademic duties for teachers. Government of Punjab is working their road map program. CM Punjab also said not to assign any duty to teachers during weekly holiday.
Letters to the editor
Budget for education
The budget we spend on defence is more than that of any other state in the region. However, we have yet to defeat terrorism, extremism and militancy because we have never tried to change the mindset of potential terrorists which can only be done by providing people quality education. The history of prosperous nations shows how much they spend on education. It is time the federal government started thinking seriously and increased the budget for education in the coming year.
Matric Examination, to eliminate copy in exams raids order
Peshawar: District Administration issued orders to eliminate the copy in exams through raids. In District Peshawar all Additional Assistant Commissioners raids on the examination on daily basis orders.
Biometric newly installed machine installed in District Education Office stop working
Peshawar: The newly installed Biometric Machine in District Education office stops working. Minister for Education KP was inaugurated this machine before five days. Minister Atif Khan said on the installation time that the biometric machine installation a change step in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
In Tank private schools destroyed the education standard
Tank: In Tank the private schools were destroyed j the standard of the education. The Jobless youth open the private schools in every street of the area. There is no any standard in these institutions and any check & balance. The education department concerned official totally silence. These institutions increased their fees without any justification.
Complete story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 2
25 Districts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provided the curriculum books
Peshawar: The Text Book Board side started the provision of curriculum books to the concern officials of the Districts. FATA girls & boys students received books.
The Pocket Guide seller shop keeper arrested
Peshawar: On Kohat Road Matric Pocket Guides seller shopkeeper arrested and transfer to the jail. On the other hand District Administration on the complaint of the students issued order for the redressed the grievances about drinking water & generator in the time of the load shedding.
Complete story: http://www.naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx
Today children are our future, Taj Ali Khan
Bakhshali: Today children are our future if we want to save our future than provide him quality education. No nation can get development without the education. Today education have key role in development of the developed countries.
Complete story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.3
Examination Halls must provide drinking water & generators order
Peshawar: Deputy Commissioner Peshawar Riaz Khan Mehsood for the eliminate copy in the annual examination 2105, provision of clean drinking water to the students and provision of the generators to the examination halls issued the orders to all the additional assistant Commissioners to raids the examination halls on daily basis.
Complete story: Daily Subah, Peshawar, Page No.3
District Education Officer Charsadda visited the schools
Charsadda: Siraj Muhammad District Education Officer Charsadda visited the different schools of the Charsadda. In Rashakai two absent and two unsatisfactory performance teachers, two class four and one junior clerk suspended from their duties.
Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.6
For the better future of students the discouragement of the copy in examination is necessary
Pabbi. Secretary Mardan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Tariq Jan visited the different schools examination halls of the district and said on this occasion that for the better future of the students the discouragement of the copy in examination is necessary. Parents can play their role in this regard very well.
Complete story: Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No.3
Swat, Bribe giver of the education department employees suspended
Swat: Bribe giver of the education department employees suspended & ordered for immediate disciplinary enquiry report to quarter concerned. The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Irrigation department Mehmood Khan Education department Swat employee Shah Duraan suspended due to the charges of bribe & issued the order to relevant department District Officer for immediate enquiry report about him.
Complete story: Daily Wahdat, Peshawar, Page No. 3
The provision of Education to the nation progress is going on Rehamat Baloch
QUETTA: Provincial Minister for Health Rehmat Baloch said that provincial govt. is taking steps forward for the any trouble of nation. Govt. has operated the school admission campaign through the entire province and each parent should need to admit their child in the school through the ongoing campaign. He further said that the current Govt. is in the hard work from the very 1st day to provide the Education and Health facilities to the people of Baluchistan.
Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/balochistan
Shortage of Lecturers to be removed from the Degree College Gawadar
GAWADAR: Students of Degree College Gawadar have said that we have the trouble of lecturers in the college due to this reason we cannot complete our studies. They said that there is a lot of recruitments for the post of lecturers, so kindly posses it through proper channel. We want to remove this scarcity then we precede our respective studies.
Complete Story: Daily Azadi,Quetta, Page No. 8
It is necessary to introduce the BS classes in the degree and science colleges, Dr. Siraj
QUETTA: Govt. Science College Quetta has 11,000 strength of student in the college, in which 55% student are belong from Quetta and the remaining 45% are belong from different part of Baluchistan. He said that due to the over strength of students they cannot attend the class many students attend the class from outside of the room and this is very unfavorable for students and unbearable. Students also use the laboratory as a class room due to the shortage of class rooms, so in the result the practical work always in troubles.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq,Quetta, Page No. 2
English medium being introduced in Government schools, Barech
QUETTA: The Advisor to Chief Minister for Education, Sardar Raza Muhammad Barech has said that the provincial govt. is determined to ensure revolutionary steps in the Education sector. He stated so while speaking on the occasion of launching of English language classes in the Govt. High School Prince Road. He said that the children studying in the govt. Educational institutes would be imparted Education in English language from their early age to the matriculation in order to bridge the gulf between the Urdu and English mediums. This would enable the poor children of the remote areas compete as per the present day requirements, he maintained.
Complete Story: The Balochistan Times,Quetta, Page No. 11
Daily Awam, Quetta,Page No. 3
Girls High School without a permanent Headmistress for past 6 years
Kabeerwala: Govt. Girls High School Darkhana has been without a permanent Headmistress for the past 6 years. The system of education at school is disrupted; education and results lowering down every year, people of the area have protested and demanded action by authorities.
Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.3
Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No.3
Government school teachers running their private schools
Alipur: Government school teachers not interested in teaching at the schools where they have jobs, instead they have opened their personal private schools are showing good results.
Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.8
Influential persons grab school land
Gugumandi: Influential persons have grabbed the 3 kanal land of Govt. Primary School Chak No.193/EB and parents are not sending their children to school due to security reasons.
Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.3
Teachers indulge in gossiping instead of teaching
Qasbah Kala: A resident has complained that teachers of Govt. Primary School Chowkiwala are always busy in gossiping and do not teach the children. Fourth class students cannot read and write their names and do not know even ABC.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.9
Substandard material used in boundary walls of schools
Garrhi Ikhtiyar Khan: Residents of the area have complained that contractors, SDOs, and sub-engineers are collaborating for construction of boundary walls of Govt. Girls Primary School Mouza Jangi, Govt. Boys High School Chak No.94/NL, and Govt. Girls Middle School Chak No.94/NP with substandard material.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 10
More than 20 PEF ghost schools discovered
Kot Chhattha: More than 20 Ghost Schools have been discovered which were shown in papers with the collaboration of PEF field monitoring staff.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.8
32000 students remain without books at the beginning of new educational year
Multan: 32000 students of 2800 schools of South Punjab remain without books at the beginning of the new Educational Year. The books were printed 4 months ago and the distribution process also lacks transparency. Assistant Education Officer said today was the last day of the distribution schedule, and only then could we tell as to how many students have been remained without books.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.3
School without building for the past 42 years
Khanpur: Govt. Boys Primary School Ghallah Mandi has been without a building for the past 42 years and children are sitting on the floor adjacent to the Mosque.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.12
New Campaign launched for Enrollment
Bahawalpur: DCO Imran Sikandar Baloch has said that a campaign for enrollment of children has been launched and 155000 children will be admitted to schools and all government institutions must support this campaign. The children will be admitted to madaressahs, private and government schools.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.3
New Education Plan ready to end Extremism
Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab Government has prepared a new Education Plan to combat religious extremism from society. The syllabus of madaressahs will be changed and monitored like private schools and help will be sought from Education and Ministry of Auqaf.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.12
RS.130 Million corruption in Construction of Girls College Building
Rahim Yar Khan: A corruption to the tune of RS.130 Million has been found in the construction of the building of Bibi Fatimahul Zehra Girls College Tarandah Mohammed Panah. The citizens have complained that substandard material is being used in the construction of the building.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.10
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-04-02/page-8
Primary School closed since five years
District Sanghar: Government Primary School village Chandpur is closed since five years due to carelessness of Education Department. The villagers have declared that they have informed Education Officers about the condition of School, but no action is taken for its restoration; more than 200 children of the village are deprived of getting Primary Education. They demanded from Sindh Government and Sindh Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro to take notice and restore school building and save future of their children.
105 Candidates get offers order for Teaching Posts
District Thurparker: A Program was organized at Boys High School Mithi where offer order for Teaching Posts were distributed among 105 candidates who had passed NTS Examination for Teaching posts.
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EDO Education denies to provide joining order to Female Teachers
District Mirpur Khas: EDO Jhudo Ms. Fozia Akram has denied providing joining orders to female Teachers in the Schools. The Teachers were transferred in the rural schools, but the order was cancelled by EDO Mirpur Khas. Now EDO Jhudo is objecting that order and says that without her permission, Director or any other officer cannot transfer any Teacher.
Mismanagement in Girls Hostels of Sindh University Jamshoro
The Girls Hostels of oldest University of Sindh in Sindh Province are under problems of mismanagement and shortage of basic facilities due to carelessness of Hostel Provost. The acute shortage of Electricity, Water, cleanliness, Furniture and low standard food quality have created difficulties for Girls. The girls told that more than 6 girls are staying in a single room which is totally against University Policy. They demanded from University management to inquire from Hostel Provost about the problems. It is also reported that hostel provost is staying with her family in the hostel which is illegal.
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Recruitment Teachers through NTS; most of the candidates deprived of orders
Karachi: For recruitment of Teachers in the Schools of Sindh, Examination was conducted by NTS, but still more than twelve candidates of eleven districts of Sindh Province are still deprived of their posting order. Their documents have been checked and they have been ensured to get Teaching order according to RSU Reform Support Unit, but they have been pushed back by the Education offices on reasonless grounds. RSU has corresponded with Director Schools of the different Districts have written trhem letters about their recruitment, but no response is given on the side of the Directors.
Sindh High Court demands for reason of Privatization of Schools from Secretary Education
Hyderabad: Sindh High Court Hyderabad has issued notice on the petition of Head Master of Government High School Society, to Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho, Director Schools Hyderabad and District Education Officer Elementary and has asked the reason of Privatization of Schools. The head Master has declared that Secretary Education had called him to his office in Karachi and had directed him to hand over his school to NGO, on his refusal, he was threatened to be suspended. The Court has called them on 16thApril.