2 December 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Portion of Wali-e-Swat palace donated to university

In an effort to promote higher education in the once troubled valley and to continue with the legacy of the forefathers, a portion of the palace of late Wali of Swat has been donated to the University of Swat to establish its departments till the construction of its permanent campus.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-354601-Portion-of-Wali-e-Swat-palace-donated-to-university

Reform law against Autonomy of medical institutions: Lawyers

The Lawyers for several petitioners, who have challenged the KPK medical Teaching institutions Reforms act (MTIA) 2015 in the Peshawar High Court, told a larger bench of the courton Tuesday that the law was unconstitutional and was aimed at bringing autonomous medical teaching institutions under the control of provincial government through board of governor.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=02_12_2015_181_005


Students urged to participate in sports activities

Educationists have advised the students to take part in sports activities so they could gain physical fitness and perform well academically. “Sports activities are extremely important for students as they require physical exercise to stay fit mentally and get education for the development of the country,” Hafiz Farooq Ali, principal of University Public School (UPS), University of Peshawar, told the participants at an inaugural ceremony of a sports week here on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1223648




Opposing Education Package

Leader of Pakistan tehrik-e-Insaaf said that they will oppose the Education Package because it will impose taxes especially on poor population.

Some areas like Sarwaha and Banjira are not part of this package that needs to be addressed.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2015-12-02/862/threek%20insaftaleemi%20copy.jpg




Education Package appreciated

Former Advisor to PPP said that release of notification for Education package by government is appreciated in different groups. He said that people like this package and it will bring change in the education sector.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2015-12-02/863/2%20copy.jpg



School up-gradation

Despite the presence of the Education Package, Government Middle School Pan Dheray has not been upgraded. PPP members Pan Dheray said that it should be addressed within one month.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2015-12-02/869/bagg%20girsl%20copy.jpg




AIOU, HEC to hold conference on ODL system

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and Higher Education Commission (HEC) will jointly hold a national conference early next month to prepare a national policy on open distance learning (ODL) system. Such a policy is direly needed since some other institutions have also come up to educate the people through the ODC. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-354615-AIOU-HEC-to-hold-conference-on-ODL-system




Mamnoon lauds CIIT for scaling new heights with every passing day

Congratulating the graduating students of Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday said that it was a proud moment for them as well as their parents, as they had achieved their goal of getting a degree from a reputed institution, which was constantly scaling new heights with every passing day.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-354621-Mamnoon-lauds-CIIT-for-scaling-new-heights-with-every-passing-day




NBF book shops

National Book Foundation (NBF) will open bookshops in various universities to revive and promote book reading culture by offering books on affordable prices to the students. A senior official of the NBF told APP that by virtue of its mandate the foundation was very important for dissemination of knowledge promote literacy and education among people far and wide in the country.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-354623-NBF-book-shops


COAS witnesses graduation ceremony of basic pilot course

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif visited Army Aviation School Gujranwala on Tuesday and witnessed the graduation ceremony of Basic Pilot Course – serial 56. Congratulating the graduating officers, the COAS said that modern aviation capabilities are critical to the success of ongoing fight against terrorism, as well as thwarting conventional threats to the motherland.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-02/page-12/detail-10



MBBS Doctors from china want RMP without sitting

Doctors who studied for their Bachelor of medicine, Bachelor of surgery MBBS) in China protested outside the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), demanding that the condition of passing an exam for the issuance of a Registration of Medical Practitioner (RMP) certificate by lifted.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=02_12_2015_153_004


FPSC recommends 23 female lecturers at FG colleges

The Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) has recommended 23 names for appointment against the posts of Lecturer (female) in BS-17. The FPSC made these appointments at Federal Government Colleges for Women, Federal Directorate of Education, Islamabad, Capital Administration and Development Division (CA&DD).

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=280962




School building among 86 declared dangerous

Eighty six building including, eight of the government schools have been declared as dangerous in three tehseels of Gujrat district. The District government has directed the tehsil municipal administrations concerned to issue notices to the owners of building mostly private residential places, to either repair the dangerous structures or demolish them, otherwise, strict legal action will be taken against them.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=02_12_2015_178_004


‘Special people should not be neglected’

Punjab Minister for Special Education Asif Saeed Manais has said people should not ignore special people around them and parents should be sensitized to send their special kids to educational institutions so that they could be rehabilitated through education.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-354591-Special-people-should-not-be-neglected



UK varsity interested in Knowledge Park

Queen Mary University of London has shown interest in Lahore Knowledge Park and has offered all possible help and assistance regarding for the establishment of the knowledge park. According to a handout issued on Tuesday, Prof David Sadler of the Queen Mary University of London showed the interest in a meeting with Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood who is currently visiting United Kingdom along with Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-354593-UK-varsity-interested-in-Knowledge-Park



Varsities asked to follow HEC rules

Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan Chairperson Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed Tuesday said that the universities and degree awarding institutes would have to follow the commission’s guidelines and criteria otherwise action would be taken against the violators.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-354599-Varsities-asked-to-follow-HEC-rules


Mistakes in paper marking by Rawalpindi Board

It has been reported that the marking system of the Rawalpindi Educational Board has been failed, because paper marking is becoming a business, here. Parents of the students said that they made a lot of money in the name of paper rechecking.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-02&edition=ISL&id=2018914_56372872


Science teachers’ shortage

The shortage of science teachers in education department of Waqaf Imlak Board has been reported. Apart from it, there is no progress on new schools construction, and improvement in education.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-02&edition=LHR&id=2020274_62246007


Schools constructed on small areas

Education Department decided to crackdown against all private schools that has been constructed on small areas. The registration of these private schools will be canceled.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103207479&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151202


Frequent transfers in education department

District Education Authority failed in planning of making experiments. The President of Punjab Teachers Union, Syed Akbar Kazmi, said that the frequent transfers and reforms lead to poor performance of the department.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-02&edition=LHR&id=2020455_58293720



The issue of text books printing

Chief Justice Lahore High Court ordered to stop the printing of grade 1 and grade 8text books. Court ordered Punjab Curriculum and Text Book Authority to revise the final draft.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103208321&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151202





Nonfunctional computer labs

Total 75 computer labs in public schools of Lahore are nonfunctional and it is expected that students wouldn’t be able to get computer education.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-02/page-1/detail-20


Army men educate students, teachers

Pak Army troops educated a delegation of students and their teachers on the operational preparedness of the Army and on the use of different heavy weapons.
A group of over 150 students and faculty members of a private school visited Bahawalpur cantt and interacted.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/02-Dec-2015/army-men-educate-students-teachers


Moot on engineering

Punjab University Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology is organizing 2nd International Conference on “Engineering Sciences”. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran will be the chief guest of the inaugural session on Wednesday (today) December 02 at 10am at Al-Razi Hall, Center for Undergraduate Studies.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/02-Dec-2015/moot-on-engineering


Shahbaz for comprehensive reforms in education, health sectors

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the government wants to remove the gap between rich and poor through comprehensive reforms in education and health sectors.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-02/page-14/detail-4


Elementary Boys Schools

Government Elementary Boys School, Dhara Chtta, is being neglected by the government. The government announced to provide computers to the school but failed to keep its promise.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-12-02/page-4




Karachi LG polls: Educational institutions to remain closed Thu – Sa

Secretary Sindh Education Fazlullah Pechuhu on Tuesday announced that all the educational institutions will remain closed on December 4 and 5 due to Local Government elections in the metropolis. According to a statement issued here, Pechuhu said all the government and private schools will remain closed on December 4 and 5 on account of LG polls in Karachi.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-205991-Karachi-LG-polls:-Educational-institutions-to-remain-closed-Thu---Sat






SHC restricts DUHS VC’s Authority till Dec 14

One of the country’s major private medical universities, the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), continues to face administrative crises, as the Sindh High Court (SHC) restrained its acting vice-chancellor from taking major decisions regarding the varsity’s affairs till December 14.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1002109/shc-restricts-duhs-vcs-authority-till-dec-14/


CM distributes 39 vans among special education Schools

Thirty nine vans were distributed among special education schools in Sindh by Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Monday. He announced that 100 computers will also be provided to these schools.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1002120/cm-distributes-39-vans-among-special-education-schools/



Children’s education

The Children Right Council (CRC) organized a dialogue on children rights in celebration of the World’s Children Day. The Council President said that provision of education and good health facilities is in accordance with Islam.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-12-02/page-12


Sir Syed promoted western education

A special seminar held on achievements and contributions of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, at Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology.VC University said that Sir Syed Ahmed Khan highlighted the significance and need of western education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-02-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_09.gif




Taming the neast by Aliya Agha

Dealing with education challenges meaningfully has never been easy for any country, especially poverty stricken or conflict ridden. Besides these two, Pakistan has its own dynamics, making the provision of quality education an insurmountable challenge. This is compounded by the fact that the country’s cultural norms are chiseled with religions dictums, effectively banning education for girls while economic strain in poor families prevents boys from going to schools.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/02-Dec-2015/taming-the-beast


Problems in education system by Aqib javed

Education is the most essential ingredient for the development of a nation. It is a global fact that nations reached the heights of development and prosperity only by using education and information as a tool to do it. The educational system in our country is based on different mediums which divides the students in two segments. Mostly private schools are English medium while the Government schools are Urdu medium. Regional differences are also a major cause for a poor educational system in Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=281000


Fee hike in private schools by Mohammad Awais

 It is a burning issue these days that has taken all the school-going children’s parents by storm. As the fee hikes in private schools in Islamabad and Lahore, it has caused a good deal of nuisance for parents. The rise in fee is both bizarre and incomprehensive because these inordinate increments do not correlate with the current economic climate.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=281005

Regional Press:



Appointment of NTS pass teachers on contract an act of injustice Peshawar: The appointment of NTS pass teachers on contract is an act of injustice and an infringement on their right to permanent appointment up till grade 15. These views were shared by the special education activist, Principal (R) Falak Naz Khan. 

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


350 students forced to study under the open sky

Alpuri: 350 students of Government Primary School Taru are compelled to take their classes under the ipen sky due to the non-availability of adequate learning space in the school building which has only two classrooms.

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

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


Schools yet to receive funds for security arrangements: Abdul Lateef

Swabi: A meeting of All Teachers Association’s (District Swabi) was held which was chaired by Abdul Lateef Khan. On the occasion, participants of the meeting stated that the schools of district Swabi had not received any funds from the government for making adequate security arrangements in the schools such as the installation of CCTV cameras.

Complete Story:  Http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=10


FATA’s teachers to protest in Islamabad on 7th December: Khan Malik Mehsood

Peshawar: All Teacher Association FATA Central President, Khan Malik Mehsood stated that the teachers of FATA will not only boycott duties till the 6th of December but will also hold a sit-in protest in Islamabad on the 7th of December in favor of their demands. Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 02

Complete Story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/90/akhbar-e-khyber/page/2


Imam Ghazali University students protest against collection of fees

Peshawar: Imam Ghazali Medical University Peshawar’s students  staged a protest and demanded the university’s administration to reimburse the exorbitant fees collected from the students.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103207743&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151202


Imam Ghazali University students demand registration holds protest & demanded to register it

Peshawar: Students of Imam Ghazali Medical University Peshawar demanded the Afghan government for the registration of the university. During their protest before the Press Club, the students stated that the university had been unjustifiably sealed by the district administration a couple of days ago and that they feared for the future of the university’s students which are 500 in number.

Complete Story: http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTQ3NjY5


News published in newspaper awakens education department officials Bakhshali: After the publication of news about the closure of Government Primary School Roghano Banda,  officials of the education department including DEO, Siraj Muhammad, DSO Haji Noor Rehman, ADO P&D Haji Muhammad Ali and ADO Sports Haji Jameel Khan visited Government Primary School Roghano Banda and gave assurances of its immediate restoration. 
Complete Story:  Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 03




Establishment of Inter Girls College in Hub will lead to uplift of education in the region District Lasbela: Establishment of Inter College by the Bhotani brothers and CM Balochistan is a step in the right direction and will lead to the promotion of girls’ education in the region.

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


Educational standard of Cadet College Mastoong has risen: Principal

District Mastoong: The Principal Cadet College Mastoong Mr. Javeed Iqbal Bangish said that while the college’s standard of education had declined in the past, it has risen again through the implementation of policies ensuring fairness and transparency.  He added that the cadets of the college are serving on apex positions in different organizations on national and international level. 

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


Educational emergency is a faux: Mir Fatah Khan

District Chaghi: Mir Fatah Khan asserted that the provincial government’s claims of educational emergency were nothing more than a faux. He brought to light the struggles of the students of Boys School Mir Madad Khan Muhammad Hasani who were getting education under the open sky due to the absence of an adequate school building. 
Complete Story:http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html



Impacts of unanimous education system: Islami Jameat Tulba

District Quetta: Islami Jameat Tulba’s administrator for Chilton town, Mr. Mustafeez-ur-Rehman along with others stated said that the struggle for the implementation of unanimous education system will bring positive and long lasting results. They said that getting education in the country is becoming harder day by day due to the unregulated increase in school fees by private schools and other irregularities in  the education sector such as patronage based appointments and misappropriation of funds. 
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-02-2015/Quetta/page3.asp


No society can succeed without education: Lashkari Rasisani

District Quetta: Tribal leader, Mr. Lashkari Raisani while addressing the participants of a book donation ceremony stressed the importance of education for bringing about positive change and development in a society. The ceremony was attended by Vice Chancellor Balochistan University, ANP’s Central Leader and other notable social and political leaders.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-02-2015/Quetta/page12.asp


Society is incomplete without teachers: Tahir Mehmood

District Quetta: Teachers are the backbone of a society and no society can progress without ensuring the protection of the legitimate rights of its teachers.. These views were shared by MPA Mr. Tahir Mehmood, DDEO Mr. Gul Muhammad Kakar and others during the oath taking ceremony of WTA Chilton town.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103206597&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151202




Corporal punishment of class 8th student District Rahim Yar Khan: Riaz Ahmed, a teacher at Government Model High School Khanpur physically tortured a Class 8th student and broke his finger in the process. Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 4

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, page No. 7


Two year graduation program replaced with 4 years B.Sc. Honors

District Multan: The Higher Education Commission has implemented a new program whereby the 2 year Graduation Program will be replaced by a 4-year B.Sc. Honors after which the students can get admissions in M. Phil and Ph.D programs. The replacement will be implemented by 2018 in different phases.  

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, page No. 3


People protest against Headmistress

District Muzaffargarh: Local residents protested against the Headmistress of Government Girls Elementary School Sanoonwala, Tehsil Jatoi on account of misdemeanor and allegations of corruption in NSB funds.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, page No. 7


PEF asks partner schools to submit data of teachers

District Lahore: Punjab Education Foundation has issued a notification to its partner schools to submit data on their teachers by 7th December. The notification states that a new training module has been designed for teachers for which data on their previous qualifications needs to be submitted immediately.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, page No. 3


Two schools of Rahim Yar Khan become garbage depots, sewerage ponds

District Rahim Yar Khan: Government English Medium High School Palwasha and Government Girls Elementary School Abadpur, both located in the vicinity of Rahim Yar Khan City have become depots of garbade and ponds of sewerage discharge, creating hurdles for the students to take their classes.  

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, page No. 7


Class 6 admissions begin at Danish School Hasilpur

District Bahawalpur: Aalia Ayub Chathha, Principal Danish School, Hasilpur, told the press that the admissions for Class 6 at Danish School, Hasilpur have begun. The admission forms can be attained free of cost  from Danish School Hasilpur, DEO Hasilpur Office, DEO Khairpur Tameywali Office, AC Hasilpur Office, and AC Office Khairpur Tameywali.  

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 11




Ghost teachers:

District Tharparkar: The children of village Burd Lanja near Islam kot have been deprived of primary education due to the closure of their primary school. The school has been non-functional for years due to ghost teachers. 
Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-03.jpg



Other cadre teachers protest against nonpayment of salaries before C.M House

District Khairpurmirs: The other cadre teachers from Kahirpur Mirs protested before the Chief Minister House for the release of their salaries. The other cadre teachers from Kahirpur Mirs protested before the Chief Minister Hose against the nonpayment of their salaries.  MNA Ms. Nafeesa Shah ensured the protestors that their complaints would be considered within three days.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130336753&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151202




Professors continue protests against Principal Degree College

District Larkana: The lecturers and professors from Government Degree College Larkana continued their protests against Principal of the college alleging him of misappropriation of college funds.. They demanded for his removal.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-12-02/news/page2/1%20(6).htm


Attempts to provide better education to children in schools: Shafique Mahesar

District Mirpurkhas: The Divisional Commissioner and Chairman Reforms Oversight Committee, Mr. Sahfique Ahmed Mahesar said that students are being provided with better education and basic facilities in schools and that teachers should play their part by ensuring the provision of better academic environment and quality education to the students. 
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-12-02/news/page2/1%20(16).htm


Head Masters protest for release of training stipend

District Khairpur Mirs: More than 1600 head masters partook the training sessions organized by PITE but are yet to receive their training stipends. The head masters protested and demanded for the payment of training stipends. 
Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-03.jpg


Girls’ school turned to a storage house

District Khairpurmirs: The building of Government Girls Primary School Union Council Budhro Ishas been turned to a storage house for agricultural produce by a local landlord; jeopardizing the future of its students.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-03.jpg


Sindh University displays merit list for undergrad

Jamhsoro: The University of Sindh Jamshoro has displayed the list of successful candidates in the entry test for 2016.. The concerned candidates can download the list from the university’s website www.usindh .edu.pk and can submit their fees by 4th December.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130336720&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151202


School facing shortage of furniture

District Naushehro Feroz: The Government Primary School village New Samtia near Kandiaro is facing acute shortage of furniture, compelling students to take their classes while sitting on the cold floor. The school building is dilapidated and is in need of immediate repairs.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Dec/02-12-2015/Page3/P3-26.jpg


Pick and drop facility to Special Education Schools in Sindh

Karachi: The Chief Minister Sindh, Mr. Syed Qaim Ali Shah has ensured the provision of pick and drop facility to the students of special education schools. He has provided 39 vans to the schools  and has also announced provision of 100 computers soon. 
Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Dec/02-12-2015/Page12/P12-16.jpg