Govt fails to utilize Rs2.5bn grant for rebuilding schools
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has failed to prepare a plan in three years for the utilisation of over Rs2.5 billion grant pledged by the USAID for the reconstruction of 100 government schools destroyed by floods in 2010, according to sources.
The managing director of Continents Education Services (CES), Chakdara, Bahre Ihsan has said that educated youth needed proper guidance for getting higher education abroad. He said that they would provide proper guidance to the university students about their future planning and education opportunities abroad.
Cultural heritage status awarded to school
The Directorate of Archives and Libraries, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has recommended cultural heritage status for the Government Higher Secondary School No 1 Peshawar City and restrained the Education Department from making any changes to the historic building.
Union threatens to shut varsities down
Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association’s K-P chapter still stands firm over its stance against the recommendations tabled by the government in the K-P Universities (Amendment) Act 2015.
Govt urged not to revoke posting order of KGMC principal
The Khyber Girls Medical College Teachers Association (KGMC-TA) has expressed concern over the reported move by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to rescind the transfer orders of the newly-posted principal Prof Dr Iqbal Begum.
Dr Saad Liaqat, a graduate of Eastman Dental Institute UCL in London, United Kingdom, has completed his PhD in the field of Biomaterial (Dental Material).
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Work on AWKU power plant begins
The foundation stone for the 2.5-megawatt power plant was laid at the Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU) in Mardan. The Rs320 million project would be completed within seven months.
Education was not a priority in past
Advisor CM said while addressing a prize distribution ceremony in Sendemn High School that education was not in the priority list in past. It is a challenge for this government to improve education sector in Balochistan.
Balochistan University working for improving standards
A delegate of Allama Iqbal Open University met with Vice Chancellor Balochistan University. Vice Chanvellor has given briefing about Balochistan university to AIOU delegate. He said that Balochistan University is working for improved education.
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Jamiat Ulma-i-Islam Quetta said that there are some ghost schools here. Schools exists just in documents and teachers are getting pay against no services.
The campaign for education
The Director General Social Welfare, Hashim Khan Kakar, said that a campaign is going to be started in Quetta from 8th September for education. He said this in a press conference.
Why 25 million children are out of school in Pakistan
Pakistan is facing tremendous challenges in the education sector, with 25 million children not attending schools at all. Official record shows that this figure has remained mostly unchanged since 2005. Saman Naz, the data and evidence campaign manager at non-profit Alif Ailan, a campaign to uplift education in Pakistan, says there is no authentic data regime in the country due to which officials are in a state of denial as far as the number of out-of-school children is concerned.
Sustainable developmental goals a new ray of hope
Pakistan has the second highest number of children who are currently out of school, says National Educational Management Information System (NEMIS) In-charge Nasir Amin. He was speaking at a seminar on “Monitoring and evaluation in education sector under proposed Sustainable Development Goals”, jointly organised by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute and Alif Ailaan on Monday.
RIS students tour China on study programme
Roots International Schools’ students and RIS foreign languages coordinators were on a study tour yet again for Chinese language and cultural experience. Confucius Institute Headquarters, Hanban in collaboration with Beijing Language & Culture University arranged the Summer Programme study tour, says a press release.
Renowned scientist and former HEC chairman Dr Attaur Rehman will give a talk on `Building a knowledge-based economy` on Wednesday, September 2 at the HEC Auditorium, Sector H-9, at 2pm.
Seminaries to follow Turkey’s Imam Hatip educational policy: Baligh
State Minister Muhammad Balighur Rehman on Tuesday assured the Turkish ambassador for establishing of Imam Hatip system in all seminaries across the country.The minister called upon Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan S Babur Girgin at his office. The Turkish ambassador proposed to establish medressahs /schools based on the Imam Hatip (Khatib) Schools system in Turkey over which the minister assured him for implementation of the said proposal.
SECP plans to hold investor education seminars at QAU
Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and Quaid-e-Azam University have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to conduct investor education seminars for the enrolled students at the SECP headquarters in Islamabad. This is part of the SECP’s investor education programme launched under the name Jamapunji.
Modern education system need of the hour: Ahsan
Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal has said that the old paradigm of education has lost the relevance and now the education system based on critical thinking, creativity, innovation and problem-solving approach is need of the hour. He said that present government has laid strong foundation of knowledge economy by focusing greatly on education sector in its Vision-2025
`PIDE operating without rules and regulations`
The Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), a leading degree awarding institution, is being run without proper rules and states for the last nine years. the PIDE administration has continued to violate many of the rules that apply to public sector institutions while making key appointments.
IIU president urges youth to discourage violence, hatred
A week-long Islamic Orientation Programme for International Islamic University (IIU) students concluded here on Faisal Masjid campus. The programme was organised by Dawah Academy of the university in which total 40 students, including Pakistani students and students hailing from Indonesia, Thailand and Afghanistan, participated.
Suspended registrar creates mess at PMDC office
The suspended registrar of regulatory body of medical education forcefully entered the office and assumed the charge; however, the new management committee thwarted his move to take over the body.
Education dept told to report on unpaid prize
The Punjab ombudsman has directed the education department authorities to submit within 15 days a report pertaining to non-payment of cash prize of essay writing competition to a female student of Kasur district even after a lapse of three years.
HED employees unpaid for three months
A large number of commerce stream employees of the Higher Education Department (HED) Punjab are waiting for a miracle to happen so that they can get their salaries, due for the third consecutive month, ahead of Eidul Azha. The employees comprising teaching and non-teaching staff have not got their salaries for the months of June, July and August
2,200 lecturers regularized
The chief minister has approved a summary regarding regularisation of the services of 2,200 lecturers employed on contractthree years ago. The Punjab Higher Education Department will issue a notification in this week, an official said on Tuesday.
Education babu for 10pc increase in enrolment
Additional Secretary (ER) Riaz Ahmad Shad emphasized the minimum increase of 10 percent enrolment in schools by the end of the month. He talked about performance of head teachers and asked EDO Education Iftikhar Hassan Butt, DEO (SE) Muhammad Sadiq and DEO (EE) Javed Babar to help the head teachers improve enrolment, results and ensure zero percent dropout in their respective schools.
Meeting discusses upgrading of school for deaf
The upgrading of Elementary School for Deaf and Defective to high level will be taken up with the high-ups as there is no high school for special children in Attock district, Chairman School Management Committee Hafiz Abdul Hameed said.
False reporting of Parho Punjab, Barho Punjab
It has been reported that that the reporting on the program, “Parho Punjab, Barho Punjab” that was an initiative by the CM Punjab. That would lead to the situation of getting less potential benefits of the education road-map.
Penalty on colleges for late fee submission
Punjab University decided to put penalty on colleges for the late fee submission. This penalty will be received from the college administration not from the students.
Over 3000 Baloch students to be trained in Punjab
The Punjab government will train 3,162 Baloch students and apprentices to make them educated and skillful with a cost of Rs 495 million as a goodwill gesture to the smaller province. Talking about details, the sources said that 1,000 young students will be given vocational training at PVTC with a total cost of Rs 168 million while 700 apprentices would be trained in education sector with 100 per cent funding at five divisional public and Daanish schools.
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Country can progress only through youth empowerment:
Around 100,000 talented children are getting education through the biggest educational fund in the country’s history, as their parents could not afford their education, Shahbaz said.A large number of resource-less but talented boy and girl students are studying in prestigious educational institutions with the help of Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF), he highlighted.
Official funding to seminaries to continue, PA told
Punjab Assembly has officially been communicated that the present policy pertaining to extending financial support to the registered religious seminaries in the province will continue in the future. In the written answer provided to the members, one of the heads shown in respect of Zakat distribution was about Deeni Madaris (Religious schools) whichreceived over Rs 4.5 million during the period from the Zakat funds in Sahiwal district alone.
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Students protest against college admin
The students of Pak Red Crescent College protested against the admin of the college for not sending their admission. They said that still they didn’t receive registration slips.
Lack of staff at college
Female students were not granted admissions at Girls Degree College, Talagang because ofthe lack of teaching staff at college. There is only one teacher for science subjects at the college for 500 students.
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GSCWU gets VC
Islamia University of Bahawalpur Vice Chancellor Dr Qaiser Mushtaq has handed-over the additional charge of Govt Sadiq College Women University (GSCWU) vice chancellor to Dr Talat Afza.
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Dr Shah comes to GCU with a promise
Professor Dr Hassan Ameer Shah, the newly-appointed vice chancellor (VC) of Government College University (GCU), Lahore, has requested the government to release funds for hiring highly educated faculty for the institution, which was once considered one of the best in the entire sub-continent.
AIOU students face difficulties
The students of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) have been facing great difficulties in the submission of admission fee as private banks have refused to accept fees despite. The admission fee is being submitted for autumn 2015 of the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).
Former female secretary of higher education department has crossed the limits of nepotism
Former secretary submitted a summary to chief minister for vice chancellor of Lahore college of women university in favor of her close friend. After revealing the fact of nepotism, chief minister accredited chairman of provincial higher education commission to appoint vice chancellor on merit basis.
Affiliation of Cooperating training institute with Agriculture University
Minister for cooperation expressed that formal affiliation of cooperating training institute has been done with Agriculture University of Faisalabad. The degrees will be awarded to the trainees.
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Land allocation for Jhung University
Parliamentary secretary for women development Rashida Yaqoob told that land has been allocated for Jhung University. The university will be constructed near Gojra Bypass.
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Decision to open three handicrafts school in surroundings of Lahore
Education department Punjab has allocated pkr 27 million to open three handicrafts schools in surrounding of Lahore city. After the approval of funds, now the work has been started.
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IJT protests against PU for cut in BS seats
Punjab University (PU) chapter Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) on Tuesday protested against the varsity administration for ‘‘reducing BS programmes seats by 12.5 percent.’’ The demo was held outside Lahore Press Club (LPC) in which IJT activists carrying placards and banners criticised the PU administration’s move and termed it a “conspiracy” to benefit private sector colleges.
BZU academic, registrar embroiled in yet another case
Alpa police registered a case against Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan`s registrar Malik Munir Husain, his brother and about 34 others for attacking the office of Institute of Social Sciences Director Dr Ishaq Fani, resorting to aerial firing and aiming a gun at him.
Two teenage classmates found shot dead in school
A teenage girl and her class fellow were found shot dead inside their classroom along with handwritten suicide notes shortly after gunshots were heard by the faculty and students gathering for the morning assembly session at a private school near Patel Parain the Soldier Bazaar area on Tuesday.
Schoolteachers demand salaries
Both male and female junior schoolteachers (JST) and primary schoolteachers (PST), who have also passed their exams from the National Testing Service (NTS), gathered outside the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday afternoon to register their protest about not getting their salaries even after nine months of employment.
Small-town students provided a bridge to better universities
Reach, Engage and Transform the Outreach (Reto) Foundation organised a career guidance programme in Mirpurkhas on August 30 that included presentations by high achievers from Pakistan and the world’s leading universities. More than 500 students, parents and teachers attended the seminar, in which speakers guided the students about the prospects of studying in the top universities across the world.
Mirpurkhas BISE official suspended
On an order of the Sindh chief minister, the Mirpurkhas Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education deputy secretary (establishment) was placed under suspension with immediate effect on Tuesday to facilitate an inquiry against him in a graft case.
During investigation of the accounts of Education Department, a big corruption scandal came to light in which a billion rupees are unaccounted for. Thousands of teachers had been recruited but all through nepotism and illegal ways.
Protest by primary teachers
This is tenth day of protest by Primary Teachers of Tando Jam. They are protesting for their promotions. They are doing hunger strikes and committed to continue it until fulfill of their demands.
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Supporting Differently Abled children
Shehla Raza attended a ceremony for special children in Sindh, organized by Umeed Gah trust. She said that supporting special children is our responsibility and that provision of Education to special children is a religious responsibility.
Retired employee working as director at a research institute
It was revealed that a retired director is working on current charge at the private institute: HEJ Research institute of Chemistry. This institute is affiliated with university of Karachi. The retired director is still working because there is no permanent director to replace him.
Recruiting the controller for Sindh Education Board
Government of Sindh decided to recruit Secretary and Controller of Examinations at education boards. In this regard notification has declared and a three member committee is established for this task.
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Kainat to attend UN session on Malala’s invitation
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has invited rape survivor Kainat Soomro to attend the UN General Assembly session scheduled from September 23 to 27. She will fly to New York on September 23.
Napa to stage Urdu adaptation of Moliere`s play
The National Academy of Performing Arts` (Napa) Repertory Theatre will present an Urdu adaptation, Baba Jalinoos, of French playwright Moliere`s comedy Tartuffe from Sept 11 to Sept 20.
Difficult conversations by Sana Anwar
Between Math, Science, English, History and Geography, the students are learning concepts that they are supposed to learn. It’s been this way for centuries. You have to learn algebra and grammar that is after all the foundation of your education. We never questioned it when we went through sixteen years of education and we’re not questioning it now when our children are going through the same pattern of learning.
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Education and Only Education by Ali Moeen Nawazish
The recently released Pakistani film ‘Shah’ was screened at the Jinnah Auditorium of National University of Science and Technology (Nust) on Friday. The event was organised to raise funds for enrolled students in need of financial assistance. After the event, famous hockey player, Samiulllah donated 25000.
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There has been much uncertainty over the future of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). Over 100,000 doctors, tens of thousands of students and around 6,000 faculty members in 100 medical and dental colleges and health facilities are directly or indirectly related to the PMDC.
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Letters to the Editor
The Balochistan government recently terminated the services of over 400 government schoolteachers when a National Accountability Bureau team found them absenting themselves from their duty for a long time. I appreciate the attempt by Dr Abdul Malik Baloch to save education in Balochistan.
Following the Karachi police campaign against the violators of school bus safety regulations, the school transport mafia has decided to move court against Sindh Transport Authority guidelines.
The education and students
Now education is becoming a fashion. This means that students pay more attention towards other activities than actual studies. They bunk classes and don’t learn what are being taught in classrooms.
Education needs more attention
Unfortunately, we couldn’t ensure quality education provision in Pakistan in our history of 68 years. There are many schools and colleges here but there are a number of illiterate persons. A small portion of resources is being spent on education.
The poor condition of public educational institutes
The issue of poor condition of public educational institutes is a major policy issue in Pakistan. According to a report, there is no school building in 15 percent of public schools.
Education in Picture
Children of a school are drinking unhygienic drinks.
DE Sherani shows great concern towards children
District Zhob: The Deputy Commissioner Mr. Sherani Azeem Khan Kakar has shown great concern for children’s education to make them good citizen by providing quality education. He said that it is the right of every child to get education.
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Schools will be launched soon to fill distance among schools: Commissioner Sibi Division
District Sibi: The Commissioner Sibi Division has said that at a distance of every 2 kilometers a school will be established; such scheme will be launched soon. Local representatives should look after performance of teachers and make sure attendance of teachers in respective areas.
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Ghost teachers will not be tolerated in any sense: Deputy Commissioner Khuzdar
District Khuzdar: The Deputy Commissioner Khuzdar visited different schools. He found all teachers of Khairabad Girls Middle school absent. He warned that teacher’s absenteeism will not be tolerated in any sense; the standard of Education should be raised in schools. He directed to stop salaries of absent teachers and warned teachers to make sure their attendance.
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Thousands of teachers getting salaries against ghost Educational institutions: Wali Turabi
District Quetta: Ameer JUI District Quetta Mr. Wali Turabi said education has become a source of income and destroyed positive effects of society; ghost teachers should be fired soon. He said teachers are getting salaries in their homes from ghost educational institutions.
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Lack of Education creates hurdles: Sahir Shakir
District Kech: Zonal organizer BSO Mr. Pachar Sahir Shakir said that the youth should focus on education for eternal success in every sphere of life. Main reason of problems is lack of education and awareness.
Assistant Commissioner Sibi visits Boys Model High School
District Sibi: The Assistant Commissioner Sibi visited Boys Model High School and said that to decorate the future of youth with ornament of Education.
Baluchistan University is spreading standard Education in the province: Vice Chancellor
District Quetta: The Vice Chancellor Allama Iqbal Open University Mr. Dr. Shahid Siddique and delegation visited different departments of Balochistan University with Vice Chancellor Balochistan University Dr. Javed Iqbal.
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DG Social Welfare declares to continue propagation campaign till 8th September
District Quetta: The Director General Social Welfare Mr. Hashim Khan Kakar said Education propagation campaign will continue from 1st to 8th September. He said campaign is going on in different areas of Balochistan. He said the planned target is to achieve success up to 60% in this regard they are working in 7 Districts of Balochistan.
Three Schools at Johi city under electricity breakdown
District Dadu: Government Boys High School, Iqra and Girls Primary School are facing electricity breakdown for the last month. More than 2200 students’ education is being affected due to this electricity problem.
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Middle school construction funds grabbed
District Dadu: The funds of government middle school village Mazhar Panhwar have been violated by the contactor. The residents protested against the management and demanded from the government to take notice of the school construction work.
Construction work of Girls College Johi did not complete
District Dadu: The construction work of government girls’ college Joihi was not complete due to carelessness of the management. The building is used for music programs and other marriage ceremonies. Due to that hundreds of girls’ future is at stake.
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Shortage of basic facilities in girls school Pad Eden
District Nushehro Feroz: The Government Girls Higher Secondary School is facing a shortage of basic facilities of furniture, classrooms, electricity, drinking water and washrooms. Even the school compound wall was damaged. The citizens protested for basic facilities in school.
Deputy Commissioner visited education office; 5 employees absent
District Khairpur Mirs: The Deputy Commissioner Khairpur Mirs Mr. Munawar Ali Mithani visited the education office and found five employees of the office absent. He issued orders to issue them show cause notice and stop their salaries.
TEO visited two schools
District Naushehro Feroz: The Taluka Education Officer Kandiaro Mr. Karim Bux Siyal visited Primary School Tunia and Girls School Abiyani. He made a record of the teachers that were absent during his visit.
Former Education Minister leased Mithi College
District Thurparker: The Government College Mithi was leased by the former Education Minister Mr. Pir Mazhar for 33 years. The collage was leased to Alama Iqbal Open University. However, its SNE has still not been issued.
Teachers protested for their demands in different cities
Karachi/ Tando Adam/ Thano Bola Khan: Government teachers and civil society members protested in different cities for their demands. They gathered before Karachi press club and raised slogans against the secretary education.
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Students and villagers protested against contractor
District Sanghar: The residents of village Haji Gul Muhammad Hingoro protested along with students against the contractor of the school construction work. They gathered and declared before media that substandard material has been used in the construction work.
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Primary School closed for last seven years
District Sijawal: Government Primary School village Muhammad Usman Brohi has been closed for the last seven years due to noncompliance of the education department. Children of five villages are deprived of their basic right of education due to closure of the school. The villagers have demanded from the government to take notice.
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Seminar on free education at DO Office Sijawal
District Sijawal: A Seminar on free Education was held at the office of District Officer in Sijawal, where a number of people including DO Secondary Mr. Muhammad Siddique Memon, Deputy DO Mr. Muneer Sarvech, GSTA member Mr. Ghulam QAdir Baghi Suraj Sijawili attended the seminar. Mr. Siddique Memon said that the education budget has been violated. He added that private schools should be closed and children of the ministers should be admitted in government schools.
P.T. Alif members from Tando Jam protested for their demands
Hyderabad: The P.T.Alif members from Tando Jam continued their protests against secretary education for his removal and for their demands.
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Primary School closed for months
District Ghotki: The Government Primary School Rahimabad has been closed for months due to carelessness of the Education Department. More than 200 girls of the area have been deprived of the primary education due to closure of school. The female teachers of the school have got their transfers and do not attend school.
Landlord turned school building to his sitting place
District Qamber: The building of government Primary School village Jumo Khokhar has been turned into a sitting place of local landlords. Hundreds of children have been kept aloof from getting education. The residents have demanded from government officers to take notice and restore the school building on priority basis.
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300 students could not get admission in first year
District Larkana: More than three hundred students from Radhan could not get admission in first year due to expiry of the due date. The admission date for first year could not be extended. All students protested for extension of admission date.
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P.T.Alif announced Joint movement against secretary education
Hyderabad: The teachers associations, P.T.Alif, GSTA, APKA, Gazetted Officers Association and others have announced to start joint movement against secretary education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho. They have joined the associations for removal of secretary education.
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Action against scandal of appointment of teachers by taking bribes turns ineffective
Karachi: Hundreds of teachers were appointed in the tenure of former education Minister Mr. Pir Mazhar against vacant posts by taking millions of rupees as bribes from the candidates. The enquiry had to be handed over to by NAB and FIA, but the case remained confined to Anti corruption only.
District library Jacobabad restored after long time
District Jacobabad: The district library of Jacobabad was restored with the help of social parties and Deputy Commissioner Mr. Shan Zaman Khuhro after a long time.