2nd September 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Department of Education takes decisions for the better future of children

Department of education takes decision for the betterment of the future of the children of the country and it is not right to disavow any order from the department. Department officers, teachers and parents of students and social and political workers should cooperate with each other in making the future of children better.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-09-02/page-2

SBBWU hailed for promoting higher education in KP

Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University (SBBWU), the lone Women University of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa played a very important role in promotion of higher education among women, said Mohsin Sayyed, Member Higher Education Commission on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/02-Sep-16/sbbwu-hailed-for-promoting-higher-education-in-kp



Rifts in varsity: BKU teachers association continue strike on third day

Bacha Khan University (BKU) Teachers Association continued their strike on the third day on Wednesday in Charsadda against the varsity’s vice chancellor, accusing him of corruption.

The strike was led by BKU Teachers Association President Dr Shakeel Ahmad. The protesting teachers have accused BKU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Fazalur Rahim Marwat of corrupt practices and of appointing people of the key administrative posts on the basis of favouritism instead of merit.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1173762/rifts-varsity-bku-teachers-association-continue-strike-third-day/



80 laptops distributed at UET Peshawar

In a simple but graceful ceremony held here at UET, around 80 laptops were distributed among Ph.D Scholars under Phase 2 of Prime Minister Laptop Scheme on Wednesday. Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain, Vice Chancellor UET Peshawar, was the chief guest on the occasion. Dr. Khizar Azam, Registrar UET Peshawar, Mr. Shafiullah, Assistant Director Higher Education Commission (HEC), Engr. Naveed Ahmad, Director Clubs UET Peshawar, senior faculty members and students were also present on the occasion.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/80-laptops-distributed-at-uet-peshawar/






Islamia Girls College achieves top positions in Inter Exams

Students of Islamia Girls College have once again achieved top positions in Intermediate exams. The success rate was 85%. Hira Ahmad Ali, a student of Islamia Girls College, achieved second position in the arts group in the whole province, and pre-medical students Fatima and Ifrar achieved 2nd position in the whole province.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103723379&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160902


Need of  Technical Education

Nasrullah Khan has said that we need technical and productive education in order to face upcoming challenges. We can only be able to compete with these challenges when our students have technical education.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103723371&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160902




First ever FATA University commences session from October

Latest survey conducted by FATA Secretariat, Bureau of Statistics shows overall literacy rate in FATA is 33.3%; far less than national average of 58% as estimated in 2013-14.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/features/01-Sep-16/first-ever-fata-university-commences-session-from-october


School bags distributed among students

On special request of Commanding Officer (CO) 14 NLI Col Ghulam Ali the PRC Mohmand agency Secretary visited the Toor Khel Shandara Center of 14 NLI in border area of Mohmand agency.
The PRC involved in social welfare programme in the area, distributed thousands of foods and non food items among effected population.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/school-bags-distributed-among-students/


AJK reiterates pledge to quell terror

The apex committee of Azad Govt of the State of Jammu and Kashmir met on Wednesday to discuss implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP), law and order situation and development schemes in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK). The meeting was presided over by AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider.         

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/01-Sep-2016/ajk-reiterates-pledge-to-quell-terror




RIS holds career counselling workshops

The Department of Global Reach of Roots International Schools held counselling sessions in the twin cities for A-levels and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) students here at RIS Wellington Campus.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/02-Sep-2016/ris-holds-career-counselling-workshops


‘Quality training hallmark of Navttc’

Imparting quality training is a hallmark of the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), preparing skilled workforce for playing an effective role in socio-economic development process of the country, said Executive Director Navttc Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema. “Besides other initiatives, the NAVTTC is gearing up students through market-based training in its countrywide Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutes in order to fulfill the present day’s requirements,” he said while addressing as a chief guest at the certificate distribution ceremony held on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/quality-training-hallmark-of-navttc/


Foundation of new Silk Route School for Technology laid at IIUI with Chinese cooperation

Pak-China Economic Corridor will be the guarantor of peace and economic prosperity in the region. CPEC will bring new waves of development and progress and the era of advancement in Pakistan will start which sets new examples of friendship between Pakistan and China. People of China are ready to share its fruits of development and want to move Pakistanis up.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/foundation-of-new-silk-route-school-for-technology-laid-at-iiui-with-chinese-cooperation/


Govt, WB ink $650m loan deals

Pakistan and the World Bank (WB) on Wednesday signed four loan agreements worth $650 million to support projects in education, health, water and disaster management sectors in all the four provinces.

Complete Story:  http://nation.com.pk/business/01-Sep-2016/govt-wb-ink-650m-loan-deals


Senate standing committee to take up the issue of daily wages

The Senate Standing Committee on the Cabinet Secretariat has expressed its strong displeasure over continuous ignorance of its directions regarding regularisation of daily wages teaching and non-teaching staff on Wednesday and decided to take up the matter in the Upper House of the Parliament.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/01-Sep-16/senate-standing-committee-to-take-up-the-issue-of-daily-wages


Lecturers, teachers move court against CADD

120 lecturers and teachers of the colleges and schools in Islamabad here Wednesday contended before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) under Ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) is going to advertise new posts despite the fact that the petitioners were regularised against the same posts and were not given joining.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/146804-Lecturers-teachers-move-court-against-CADD






Protest on handing over of Goverment Islamia High school Bhaati to Governent

Government Islamia High School Bhaati Gate has been handed over to Governement from NGOs. Parents of students of the school have protested strongly against it. The parents have said that NGOs were running this school for the past 13 years and the results of children in this school were always better than those in Govt. Schools.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-09-02/page-12/detail-4


75000 new teachers will be hired in Government schools of Punjab

75000 new teachers will be hired in Government schools of Punjab and ECE Classrooms will be built in ten thousand schools. During the next two years important decisions of School Education will be made.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-09-02/page-8/detail-23


Officers should make 100% attendance of teachers and students

EDO Education Rawalpindi Qazi Zahoorul Haq has ordered education officers of tehsils of Rawalpindi to do every effort in making the 100% attendance of teachers and student. He further said they must keep their eyes on the quality of education.

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No Development without education and research

Secretary of Jamat E Islami  Liaqat Baloch has said that no nation can progress without education, science and research. He further said that there should be a homogeneous education system for all.

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BA/BSc supplementary exams from Oct 26

Punjab University (PU) Examinations Department has notified that the BA/BSc (Composite) Supplementary Examination 2016 will commence with effect from October 26, 2016. In this regard, the admission forms and fee will be received up to September 23, 2016.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/147056-BABSc-suppl-exams-from-Oct-26


New school's boundary wall collapses

The newly-constructed school's boundary wall could not resist even first downpour in the area and collapsed due to alleged use of substandard material. A survey report conducted by this reporter reveals that the government, on demand of the school administration, constructed boundary wall of Govt. Girls High School situated in Chak 735/GB.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/02-Sep-2016/new-school-s-boundary-wall-collapses


Distance learning at GCUF

Government College University of Faisalabad (GCUF) has invited applications from eligible candidates for admission in various programmes of Distance Learning Semester 2016.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/distance-learning-at-gcuf/


Govt. urged to exert effort to stop execution in BD

Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Senator Sirajul Haq demanded the Pakistan government approach the world community especially the UN and OIC for stopping the execution of JI Bangladesh leader Mir Qasim Ali.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/147052-Govt-urged-to-exert-effort-to-stop-execution-in-BD


Ex-judge terms research essence of higher education

Justice (Retd) Mian Shakirullah Jan has said that research is the essence of higher education and the West is dominating the societies of the world only because of research. The former judge of the Supreme Court stated this while addressing the concluding session of the two days national seminar on “Promoting the Research Attitude in Pakistan” held at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) yesterday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/02-Sep-2016/ex-judge-terms-research-essence-of-higher-education


Discouraging child labour helps promote education

Punjab Labour & Human Resource Minister Raja Ashfaq Sarwer said the initiative of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif to eliminate child labour from different sectors will help promote education in deprived sections of society.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/discouraging-child-labour-helps-promote-education/


Schools of excellence to be handed over to Retired Bureaucrats

Thirteen schools of excellence under the DANISH Schools authority will be handed over to retired Bureaucrats. In this regard, the new designation of Education Manager has been introduced in place of Principal and Head Master.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103722650&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160901


Students drink contaminated water in schools

Chief Minister of Punjab Mian Shehbaz Sharif has taken action against the contaminated water of five hundred and fifty schools and decided to install filtration plants in those schools. But the due to negligence of bureaucracy, there is no implementation of the orders.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103722636&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160901


Teachers Started movement against handing over of schools to PEF

Teachers have decided to start movement against handing over of schools to PEF through Green alliance and a combined platform.  According to details, head master association, school education staff association, and teachers union will start this movement at provincial level.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-08-01/page-8/detail-13


Only education can eradicate terrorism from the country

Arghman Sadiq of Tehreek e Insaf has said that if education and justice prevail in the country, then terrorism can be eradicated.

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PMDC stops admission to 11 medical colleges

The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has stopped 11 public and private sector medical colleges from admitting students for the 2016-17 session for being critically deficient in faculty and other facilities. The PMDC decision has sent a shockwave among students and the administration of colleges as the admission process is to start in the coming weeks. Four of the 11 colleges are in Punjab, two each in Sindh, Islamabad and Khyber Pukhtunkwha and one from Azad Jammu Kashmir.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/01-Sep-16/pmdc-stops-admission-to-11-medical-colleges


Without education progress cannot be achieved

Chairman of Spectral group of colleges, Asif Mehboob, has said that the country cannot progress without promoting education. To compete with the world’s educated nations we have to move forward in the field of information technology.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-08-01/page-12/detail-5


Education partnership with private schools shows positive results

Positive results have been achieved through educational partnership with private schools. Due to this partnership free education has been provided to more than twenty million needy students. It also improved the quality of education of lower private schools.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-08-01/page-12/detail-12



DANISH Authority restricts more admissions

DANISH schools authority has restricted the admissions of more students in Higher Secondary Schools under their administration. They issued written notice to Principals of these school to not give admissions to more than 160 students in intermediate.

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Handing over of more schools to PEF

Provincial Government has decided to give ten more High and Higher Secondary Schools of Rawalpindi to PEF. According to the details, after the handing over of Primary and Middle schools to Punjab Education Foundation now higher and higher secondary schools will also be handed over to PEF.

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PU issues date sheet of exams

Examination department of Punjab University has issued the date sheet of first, third and fourth professional annual exams of Doctor of Pharmacy.

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Result of Diploma of associated announced

Board of technical education has been declared the first result of Diploma of Associate Engineers 2016.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-09-01/page-2  


Training Course organized under Punjab University

Department of Information of Punjab University has successfully completed the 6-days training on Libraries of City School. The objective of this program was to promote the importance of libraries at school level.

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Govt resorts to carrot and stick approach

The Education Department has issued show cause notices to the heads of the public sector schools that have produced 50 percent or below result in the recent 9th class and matriculation examinations. EDO Education Ashfaq Gujjar disclosed on Wednesday that the show cause notices had been issued to the headmasters, headmistresses and teachers while five head teachers had so far been summoned to submit their reply on the notices.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/01-Sep-2016/govt-resorts-to-carrot-and-stick-approach




Education Dept to monitor NGOs schools

Provincial Minister for Education & Literacy Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that Education Department Sindh will keep an eye on the performance of the government schools run by non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/02-Sep-16/edu-dept-to-monitor-ngos-schools


Inter Board given permission to issue results of Medical

Government of Sindh has given Higher Secondary Education Board Karachi the permission to issue the result of Inter Pre-Medical whereas under investigation examination copies of approximately 100 students ordered has been issued to Anti Corruption Department.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103723166&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160902


Public is not getting facilities like education , health and water

Special Representative of CM Sindh for Human Rights Rehana Laghari has said that the public does not have basic facilities like education, health and water. Through National Action Plan Sindh Govt. Has established a Task Force for Human Rights which will provide education and health to people.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103723189&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160902

Karachi University and Institute of Aman Foundation sign memorandum of association

International centre for Chemical and Biological Studies Karachi University and Institute of Aman Foundation Injaz e Pakistan have signed a memorandum of association through which Injaze Pakistan will provide training to scholars and members of ICCBS Karachi University.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-02-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=169273


Mayors, chairmen to collect health, education taxes

The newly established Local governments in Sindh province under leadership of Mayors and Chairmen would start collecting various levies from respective district's jurisdiction that is likely to get unpleasant response from poverty stricken people, Daily Times has learnt.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/02-Sep-16/mayors-chairmen-to-collect-health-education-taxes


Result of B.A private announced

As per the announcement of Controller examination of Karachi University Dr. Arshad Uzma, result of B.A 2015 private has been announced. According to results Fatima Haroon has scored 775 marks and stood at first position

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103721416&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160901


Special focus on education and health in Provinces

Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat ul Ibaad Khan has said that special focus has been given to education and health sectors. He further said that  the mutual collaboration between Universities will not only improve the quality of education but will also improve the social sector.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-09-01/page-2


Science exhibition organised at Pilot School Larkana

Khwarizmi Science Society (KSS) of Lahore in collaboration with Alif Ailaan organized a science exhibition and Mela at Government Pilot Higher Secondary School here on Wednesday. Interesting and fascinating experiments were demonstrated for the benefit of students and teachers to enhance their knowledge.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/01-Sep-16/science-exhibition-organised-at-pilot-school-larkana


Teachers boycott academic activities at govt universities across Sindh

Academic activities were suspended at eight major public sector universities in the province on Wednesday in response to a call for strike given by the Sindh chapter of the Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (Fapuasa).

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1281234/teachers-boycott-academic-activities-at-govt-universities-across-sindh



Time to fill gap between rural & urban students: Dahar

Provincial Minister for Education and Literacy, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, Wednesday said time has come to fill gap between the students of urban & rural centres, while educational system will be shifted from manual to digital system.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/time-to-fill-gap-between-rural-urban-students-dahar/



Letters to the Editor

Bad teachers & teachers’ unions

Whereas the teachers’ unions are meant to protect the rights of the teachers, it is also true that these unions are also engaged in protecting the bad teachers because these unions are manipulated by such non-performing teachers.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/bad-teachers-teachers-unions/


No education

This refers to the article, ‘What education is not’ (August 30) by M Zeb Khan. The writer has truly voiced the lament of umpteen numbers of lecturers and professors across Pakistan by saying ‘stuffing the empty minds of students with more and more information is not education’. The curriculum designed by the Punjab Textbook Board is more a hotchpotch of excerpts grabbed from right and left with the least insight given to the level they are compiled for.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/146834-No-education


A point to ponder

The Grade 9 results in Punjab seem to be ‘alarmingly’ good this year. However, a deep insight is required to understand the meaning behind these marks. Technically, marks obtained in these examinations are considered to be a numeric representation of the achievement of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) provided by the National Curriculum of Pakistan.

Complete Story:  http://nation.com.pk/letters/01-Sep-2016/a-point-to-ponder





Kinnaird College: This moment of freedom is all these girls will ever have

My first and most recent memories of Kinnaird College for women involve torrential downpours; the first week of my first semester as a freshman in the Honour’s program and then this week as I visited the college to collect my degree. This was my last piece of official business with my Alma Mater as a student, I took the time to tread over all my old haunts, and imprint images of the soaking grounds firmly in my mind.

Complete Story: blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/39506/kinnaird-college-this-moment-of-freedom-is-all-these-girls-will-ever-have/


Privatization is not the solution of any problem, The quality of Government schools should be made better

The Developed countries of the world or those countries who were in state of developing gives first priority to education. Bieng a democratic Nation, It is also a moral duty of elected respresentatives of public that they should take care of education of Inhabitants. It is the responsibility of Govt. To provide good quality education free till Metric.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-09-02/page-18/detail-0


Trend of admission in new classes before the announcement of results

In any Country wheather it has democratic system or` system of Kingdom, Education and Health are those two sections which get the highest priority. Every Ruler tries best to focus on these two sections. The states that claims to be Welfare states spents most of thier budget on Education and Health.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-09-02/page-18/detail-4


Education Roundup

Admissions of First year will end and new educational year will start after the display of second and third merit lists of first year during this week and in the first week of September new educational year will start. When the students will come to colleges after long summer vacation then there will be a need to provide all available facilitites in educational institutes.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-09-02/page-18/detail-2