Schoolteachers threaten sit-in for timescale promotion
The Secondary School Teachers Association, Lakki Marwat district, has threatened to stage sit in outside the building of provincial assembly in Peshawar if the notification of timescale promotion formula was not issued by the provincial government.
Teachers refuse to perform LG re-polling duty
The members of All Education Coordination Council have said that they will not perform duty in the re-polling for local governments, scheduled to be held on July 5. The decision was taken in an emergent meeting of All Education Coordination Council here on Wednesday.
Nestle signs MoU with Peshawar Model Schools
Nestlé, the world's leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Peshawar Model Schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to enhance the knowledge of schoolchildren about nutrition and health and to promote physical activity, under the Nestlé Healthy Kids programme.
Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/general-news/172/1201703/
KP plans to set up model institute for street children
The provincial government has planned to impart technical education and regular education to the street children. They said for this purpose, the KP government has allocated Rs523 million for a total of 26 projects, which included model institute for street children, construction of Special Education Centre at Shangla, construction of building for deaf and dumb school at Takhtbhai, Mardan.
VCs of public sector universities agree to cut expenditure
Vice chancellors of various public universities across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa have agreed to follow the provincial government’s recommendations and adopt austerity measures.
Distribution of tablet devices to higher secondary principals
Provincial government approved to distribute tablets to 2399 principals of higher secondary schools of the region. In this regard lists of all principals being compiling throughout the province.
All students associations has a high level meeting on Musalihat Committee by Balochistan University. They discussed the decisions taken by this committee and its behavior to students. Associations said that there is need to improve more fact findings.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-02-2015/quetta/page2.asp
ISAPS dialogue of budget utilization
ISAPS hold a dialogue on budget utilization at Quetta. In this event it was argued to produce the quarterly reports on utilization of budget. The budget should not be lapsed.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-02-2015/quetta/page3.asp
Scholarships for students
MNA Agha Raza distributed the checks of scholarships to students of Yazdan Khan Model High School near Quetta. He said that we need to focus on education for getting progress.
Department asked for explanation regarding absent teachers
District Education Officer, Chiltan Town, Quetta said that there they are active on accountability in their department. He said that recently two hundred teachers are called on for explanation of absenteeism.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-02-2015/quetta/page3.asp
Assign education sector matters to one ministry’
The federal capital’s private educational institutions have demanded the assigning of all matters on local education sector to one ministry for better management. Currently, the city’s educations affairs are overseen by the Capital Administration and Development Division, the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, and the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination simultaneously causing confusion and complications for stakeholders, including educational institutions.
Education task force at hand
The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) planned to engage parliamentarians for monitoring the federal capital’s educational system. The CADD oversees Islamabad’s more than 400 government schools through the Federal Directorate of Education and 1,000 local private schools through the Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority.
FDE cancels staff holidays in view of LG polls
The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has cancelled the holidays of teaching and non teaching staff of 426 educational institutes in the wake of prospective Local Bodies (LB) polls in federal capital in the last week of July.
60 CADD officers promoted
The long-awaited meeting of Departmental Selection Board (DSB) on Wednesday promoted more than 60 officers from grade-18 to grade-19. As many as 50 government officers including 25 male and female assistant professors from federal government colleges have been promoted to BPS-19 in this meeting.
RMS honours participants of international competitions
The Roots Millennium School (RMS) organised a prize and certificate distribution ceremony to recognise and reward the young Millennials who participated in various international competitions, says a press release.
Universities asked to promote quality education
A capable faculty is an integral part for enhancing the quality of education; most universities in the capital providing higher education do not meet the standard of quality education, as per the directives of the Higher Education Commission (HEC). According to the HEC letter, it was directed to all public and private universities recognised by the HEC that they should make their preferences for raising the academic qualification of their faculty to impart quality education.
AIOU to adopt new system for payment to around 70,000 tutors
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will soon switch over to a new money-transaction system for payment of tuition fee to around 70,000 tutors across the country, through wallet or credit card.
QAU faculty members concerned about syndicate meeting agenda
The faculty members at Quaid-i-Azam University expressed dismay and anxiety over the reports that the forthcoming Syndicate meeting on Thursday (today) is considering a proposal thereby restricting the 65-year retiring age already granted by the Syndicate in April last to only for the categories of Tenured Professor in TTS and Professor Meritorious in BPS categories.
Egyptian scholars visit IIU
A three-member delegation of the Muslim Council of Elders, (MCE) Egypt lead by Professor Dr. Yousuf Amer on Wednesday visited International Islamic University Islamabad and met Rector Dr Masoom Yasinzai.
Filipino nuns lose appeal against Pakistan expulsion orders
The Christian missionaries– Miraflor Aclan Bahan, principal of the F-8 branch of Islamabad Convent School, Delia Coyoca Rubio, the principal of the H-8 branch, and Elizabeth Umail Siguenza, the finance officer at the H-8 branch were accused of “engaging in employment in violation of their visa category”. The nuns, who have been working in Pakistan for about a decade, were told they must leave by the end of June.
MPhil students await GCU viva schedule
The Department of English Language and Literature at the Government College University, Lahore, is yet to schedule viva exams for all students enrolled in 2012 and some enrolled in 2011 session of its masters in philosophy degree programme.
Spirit of self-sacrifice stressed
Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) President Mujeebur Rehman Shami addressed the students of the Ideological Summer School on the 21st day of its annual educational session. The ideological Summer School is being run at the Aiwan-i-Karkunan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan under the aegis of the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust in collaboration with Pakistan Movement Workers Trust.
New teachers transfer policy
Provincial government of Punjab is implementing the new transfer policy for teachers. According to new policy the poor working teachers will be transferred to another place. Widow female teachers will be transferred to schools nearby their residence.
PMDC bars admission to 17 medical colleges
The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has stopped 17 public and private sector medical colleges from admitting students for the 2015-16 session for being critically deficient in faculty and other facilities.
Petition against PU VC dismissed
The Lahore High Court Wednesday dismissed a petition challenging appointment of Vice Chancellor Punjab University Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, for non-prosecution. The petitioner through his petition submitted that the Punjab University advertised for post of a professor of physics in 1988 and he applied along other candidates for the position.
PU launches Active Citizens Programme
With the collaboration of the British Council and Higher Education Commission, Punjab University has launched Active Citizens Programme to increase engagement of students with community and society at large.
UVAS campuses hold references
All the campuses of University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore on Wednesday arranged condolence references in memory of Prof Dr Muhammad Akram, Dean Faculty of Animal Production and Technology and Principal Officer Ravi Campus. Prof Akram had passed away in a tragic road accident on his way to Ravi Campus Pattoki on Tuesday (June 30, 2015).
UoG staffers in trouble for not repairing generators
University of Gujrat Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Ziaul Qayyum has suspended Deputy Director (Administration and Coordination) Akhtar Warraich as head of maintenance department over alleged slackness in keeping standby generators functional during consistent power outages.
Corruption in RSU Sindh
Due to corruption of billions of rupees in Reform Support Unit, government of Sindh has stopped Program Manager to work. Investigations teams raided the office of RSU and took all records.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-07-02/page-1
No chairman for education board Mirpur
There is not chairman at Education board Mirpur Khas. Chairman Matric board Karachi is working there on current charge since couple of months.
Terminated employees of SZABUL threaten to move courts
The stand-off between the administration of the recently established Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law (SZABUL) and seven terminated faculty members worsened on Wednesday after the latter, terming the decision unfair, threatened to pursue a legal course over the matter.
Prison staff, police blamed for MUET student’s death
The death of a Mehran University of Engineering and Technology student in the Hyderabad Central Jail two days after he was imprisoned has elicited allegations of torture against the prison staff.
Karachi University teacher’s murder suspect in prison
An anti-terrorism court remanded a man in judicial custody in a case of a Karachi University professor’s murder, according to sources. Sami-uz-Zaman has been booked for allegedly killing Dr Syed Waheedur Rehman.
Respect in the right place by Kamila Hyat
One reason we find ourselves faced with a sea of problems lies in our inability over the past six and a half decades to put in place a working education system that is consistently able to produce competent, creative and compassionate graduates, able to understand the plight of their country and act to alter it.
Saya School casts a long shadow
Everyone talks about the plight of out-of-school children in Pakistan, but very few seem to be doing something about it. One of those select few is Asma Tughral, a teacher with a vision. From modest beginnings, helping other schools develop their resources, today Ms Tughral runs her own school in the underdeveloped rural Islamabad suburb of Golra Sharif. The school is run entirely on private donations by friends and family
Saving the Convents
Each convent strives for academic excellence in addition to forming the pupils to respect and cherish their own culture. There is a long history of developing in our pupils an awareness of the needs of those less fortunate than themselves. The whole idea behind a convent school is studying side by side with children of different faith, to see everyone as mere humans, not Christians and Muslims. Teaching tolerance, peace and acceptance is an integral part of the ethos.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/editorials/02-Jul-2015/saving-the-convents
Letters to the Editor
This refers to the article, ‘Underdevelopment in AJK’ (June 27) by Danish Khan. Despite spending lavishly on health and education on paper, there is little to show in terms of quality education and healthcare on the ground. There is a dire need to eradicate corruption and politics of patronization.
One of the best areas of investment for Pakistan is higher education. Only four percent of the age group 17-23 years receives college or university education in Pakistan, compared to over 50 percent in the developed countries. The number of students receiving a Bachelor’s degree and those enrolled in PhD almost doubled from 2001 to 2004, indicating that there is an increasing interest in attaining higher education
When we see other provinces of Pakistan we come to know that Sindh is lagging behind in every sphere of life. The teacher’s recruitment was announced in 2012 in Sindh and the process is still not completed. The teachers are not being paid despite the funding by World Bank.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/02-Jul-2015/unpaid-teachers
Expelling ghost teachers a good step
Information Minister Sindh has recently expelled 1841 ghost teachers. It is good step towards governance. It also being popularizing the government also moving towards other departments for transparency and get rid of corruption.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-07-02/page-10
IDPs students problems will be solved in immediate basis
Peshawar: A Delegation of the Waziristan students Society Peshawar met with Deputy Speaker on this occasion the D.Speaker said that the problems of the IDPs Students will be solved on immediate basis.
Daily Awam-un-Nass, Peshawar, Page No.8
Female Teachers suspension notices issued to the Secretary Welfare Board
Peshawar: Peshawar High Court issued the notices to Secretary Welfare Board on the suspension of the female teachers.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.2
All Education Coordination Mardan refused to perform Polling duty
Mardan: Katlang : All Education Coordition Council Mardan refused to perform the duties of the election on 5th July.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.5
Board of Technical Education started EEEP short courses
Peshawar: Board of Technical Education started Evening Extension Education Program(EEEP) short courses first term 2015.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.8
Nepotism & corruption is very high in Dera Educational Board
D.I.Khan: Now a day’s Nepotism & Corruption is on peak in the Dera Ismail Khan Board. Against the government rules and regulation the administration preparing & supervise their sons results.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.8
4500 vacant posts of teachers will be filled through NTS
Quetta: 4500 vacant seats of teachers will be filled through NTS; government is focused on education, and sole secret of success is education said by Mr. Nasrullah Zairay an MPA.
Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page3/
Quarterly reports should be present of educational budget expenses
Quetta: Lapse of educational budget is regrettable, educational budget expenses reports should be presented on quarterly basis for strict check & balance and budget should be expensed on development and facilitation of education and in due time frame.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-02-2015/Quetta/page3.asp
Vacancies should be announced for residential and political college Othal
Hub: Vacancies for Residential & Political College are still not announced and delay inauguration of college producing misconception in once thinking. College should be inaugurated soon for smooth pace of education.
Notice should be taken of lack of educational
Quetta: HSF said notice should be taken of lack of educational in primary school Nasirabad. HSF said due to unavailability of electricity and other basic facilities students are suffering a lot.
MPA scholarship matter is becoming political
Kharan: Regular students of Kharan Degree College said MPA scholarships matter is becoming political with passing days, needy and poor students are neglected in MPA scholarships.
Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page2/
Make pious University from corruption mafia
Quetta: PSO demanded from Governor and CM Baluchistan to establish apex committee for investigation regarding corruption in previous 02 years in Baluchistan University by its officials in lieu of fees structure, illegal appointments, nepotism and corruption in developmental infrastructure.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-02-2015/Quetta/page2.asp
Books with wrong map of Saraikastan to be taken back from students
District Multan: The Punjab government has ordered all EDOs to recover the 8th class Geography books from all students and return them back to the Punjab Text Book Board. The 8th class students have been told to ensure their presence in schools for this purpose.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-07-02/page-8
Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme budget expanded to RS.1.5 Billion
District Rahim Yar Khan: Chief Coordinator, Prime Minister Youth Programme Adeel Hashmi has said that the fee waiver budget has been increased up to RS. 1.5 Billion and under this scheme deserving students will not have to pay university fees.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan. Page No. 2
EDO Layyah continues provision of furniture to schools despite of High Court Stay Order
District Layyah: EDO Layyah, who has been involved in high level corruption and was told by the Court to stop provision of the furniture to the schools, has once again continued to do the same and the residents have appealed to the CM to hold a high level inquiry against the said EDO.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan. Page No. 10
Residents protest against contractor for construction of school on private land
District Rahim Yar Khan: The residents of Chak No.265/1-L have protested against the contractor for constructing Girls Community School at the house of the Lumberdar rather then constructing the said school at the land sanctioned and marked by the government. People have appealed to DCO Rahim Yar Khan and Commissioner Bahawalpur to take action.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 2
Daily Khabrain, Multan. Page No. 9
People protest against housing Vocational Institute in High School
District Muzaffargarh: The civil society members of Kot Addu have protested against the decision of the government to house the Vocational Institute at the Govt. High School Kot Addu. They said that the congestion could cause security threats for the students in a situation of terrorism.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan. Page No. 8
Seminar updates people on education projects
District Dera Ghazi Khan: A seminar was held by Alif Ailan under the auspices of NRSP to update the people about the facilities being provided at schools and the current educational budget. The seminar was presided by Mir Mohammed Mirza Talpur, advisor the CM.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-07-02/page-2
Teacher could not be verified in biometric; salary stopped
District Mirpur Khas: Teacher Mr. Nadeem Hussain Rajoot was appointed in 1990 and he was retired in 2003, but since then he was restored on a political source in 2012 and his all remaining amount and now he was not verified through biometric system and his salary was stopped.
Corruption in College funds
District Ghotki: Corruption of millions of rupees is exposed in Technical Training College Daharki. The college was running under the supervision of Pakistan Chemical and Energy Sector Skill Development Company. It is reported that more than 50 employees are being fired due to their involvement in corruption. The Principal of the college mostly lives in Islamabad and does not pay attention on the development of the college.
NTS Pass Primary School Teachers protested for offer orders
District Larkana: The NTS Test Pass candidates for Primary School teacher Ms. Khushbo and Rabail Hulio protested before press club for issuing offer orders to them.
P.T.Alif protested against taluka Education Officer
District Sanghar: On the call of P.T. Alif Hundreds of teachers from Kaingri protested against Taluka Education officer. They alleged that taluka education officer takes bribe even for legal work. He has not issued salaries and does not pass other bills. On the other hand Taluka Education Officer Mr. Ghulam Asghar Shaikh told that he did not take any bribe from teachers.
Anti-Corruption arrested office superintendent of education department
District Naushehro feroz: Anti-Corruption raided on Education office Kandiaro and arrested office superintendent of education department on his involvement in corruption. Mr. Abdul Rashid Mangrio was involved in bogus orders.
Teachers protested against D.O Education
District Qamber: Teacher from Shahdadkot demanded for removal of D.O Education on their stoppage of salaries. They protested against D.O and alleged that he has stopped their salaries by showing the reason of Ghost Teachers.
Schools in Sindh lack basic facilities: conference
District Mirpur Khas: A Conference was held at Jim Hall with the cooperation of Social Organization Alif Ailaan on the education budget where number of social and political persons attended it. It was highlighted in the conference that budget of 19 coror and 86 lac rupees has been lapsed in the district. It was declared that most of the schools of sindh are without basic facilities.
NTS test pass teachers protested for offer orders
District Dadu: The NTS test pass teachers from Johi protested against D.O Education due to corruption in issuing offer orders to ineligible candidates. They declared that they had passed examination on merit and their names were in merit list, but now they are not issued offer orders.
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37 crore rupees budget lapsed in district Nawabshah
District Nawabshah: The education budget of 37 crore rupees of district Nawabshah is lapsed due to carelessness of education officers.
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Clash between Sukkur Education Board Chairman and Secretary
District Sukkur: The clash has been increased between Sukkur Education Board Chairman and Secretary on the decision of removal of secretary. Secretary of the board has decided to knock the doors of Sindh High Court.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 12
Scandal of appointment of 36 Doctors without permission of Syndicate
District Ghotki: Sindh High Court has issued orders to Registrar of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University Larkana to explain the matter of appointment of 36 doctors at Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College without permission of Syndicate of the university.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 2
Scandal of illegal appointments in former Education Minister’s time
Karachi: NAB has decided to investigate the matter of illegal appointments in the time of former Education Minister Mr. Pir Mazhar. It is also reported that NAB has issued orders to the minister not leave the country until the inquiry is over. On the other hand Mr. Pir Mazhar has said that illegal appointments were done under the signatures of Bureaucrats, no with the signature of Minister.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.1
Mirpur Khas Education Board running without Chairman
Karachi: The Education Board of District Mirpur Khas is running without present Chairman. The charge was handed over to Chairman Matric Board Karachi Mr. Fasiullah, but his tenure was over and he has left the charge of Mirpur Khas Education Board.