All government schools to have IT labs: minister
Provincial Minister for Education Muhammad Atif Khan has said that the provincial government would establish IT labs in all government schools. He said this while presiding over a briefing at a local hotel in Peshawar regarding the establishment of IT Labs in state-run schools.
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Students, teachers raise funds for cancer hospital
The teachers and students of a private school organised a fund raising campaign for Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, Peshawar, at the Charsadda interchange toll plaza on the motorway here.
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School children to fight the winter for education
At least 147 schools have been damaged in quake-hit areas of Shangla district. The Pakistan Army and district administration have distributed tents to education officers for schools which were destroyed – which were 32 in number according to officials.
Centenary celebrations in Islamia College
A lavish ceremony was held in Islamia College’s Raheem Shah Ward Hostel to commemorate the 100 years of college. Javed Saleem, senior advisor education and also member of senior alumni, was the chief guest on the occasion.
Education and IT are inseparable in modern era
KP’s Minister for Education, Atif Khan has said that education and information technology are inseparable in the modern era. The education sector is incomplete without IT. Eo ipso international standard computer labs will be established in all the government schools.
Free education and health facilities for the poor
Ameer of Jamat e Islami, Siraj ul Haq has put forth his manifesto for a prosperous and Islamic Pakistan. He has claimed to provide free education and health facilities for the poor and also wants that PhD qualified teachers would teach at the primary level.
High Court shocked over MTI Reforms Act 2015
Larger bench of Peshawar High Court heard the petitions against Medical Training Institutes Reforms Act 2015. Honorable judges were perturbed over a new conditions imposed upon the doctors. Now the doctors are required to render their resignation instead of applying for leave before going abroad for higher education.
Tribal teachers should also be upgraded
Tanzeem e Asaatza’s senior leaders have said that the tribal teachers should not be deprived of the up gradation scheme. They should also be upgraded like other teachers of KP.
Successful experiment of running a car fueled by bio diesel
A successful experiment of driving a car by using bio-diesel as a fuel has been conducted in University of Science and Technology Bannu. The man in charge of the bio diesel project drove the car himself.
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FEF’s performance is satisfactory
Teachers are the real soul of a nation. Those countries which focus on teacher training, progress alot. The contributions of Frontier Education Foundation in this regard are commendable.
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UoP students protest fee hike
Students representing different federations and societies Wednesday staged a protest and sit-in to press the administration of the University of Peshawar (UoP) to accept their demands. The protesting students gathered at the Pearl Lawn of the campus to stage the protest. They were led by campus president of People’s Students Federation Riaz Yousafzai and leaders of other federations and society.
12 students take exams in police custody
During examinations of Chandka Medical College (CMC) of Shaheed Muhtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU), 12 students gave exams in police custody. Arrested CMC students of SMBBMU took examination papers inside Civil Lines Police Station, despite the deployment of Rangers and police inside and outside examination hall.
Delay in exam perturbs nursing students
The nursing students and nursing associations have planned to stage a protest demonstration tomorrow across Sindh against 'deliberate' delay in nursing annual examination and unnecessary 'interference' of high ups of Sindh Health Department in Sindh Nursing Examination Board affairs, said Provincial Nurses Association (PNA) focal person Syed Shahid Hussain.
Violence over KU boys-girls cricket match: no headway
The Karachi University (KU) administration is yet to fix responsibility and punish the students involved in violence over a mixed-gender cricket match, though more than a month has passed since the incident, it emerged on Wednesday.
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Convocation of Mehran University
575 students were awarded degrees at the 18th convocation of Mehran University Jamshoro. Out of those 575, five were awarded PhD degrees. While addressing at the occasion, chief guest Nisar Khoro said that engineers are the builders of a nation. He also took the opportunity to raise concerns regarding federation’s unwillingness to give proper share to Sindh according to NFC Award.
Industry and academia should enhance their mutual cooperation, says Dr. Qaiser
KU’s Vice Chancellor, Dr. Muhammad Qaiser has said that the modern era entails long term relationship between academia and industry. He was addressing a symposium on ‘Collaboration between academia and industry can be the key to success’.
Self assessment test at KU
KU’s chapter of IJT arranged a self assessment test at Himalaya Banquet. Hundreds of students took the test. The test was held for rehearsal of admission tests for Bachelors, Masters and Pharmacy.
Inter faculty presentations contest in Daud University
Daud University of Engineering and Technology and Sports and Youth Affairs Department of Govt. Sindh jointly held an inter faculty presentation competition on the topic ‘Contemporary Challenges for Engineering and Technology in Pakistan’. 9 teams of Daud University made their presentations.
575 awarded degrees at 18th MUET convocation
Senior Sindh Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has pledged every possible help to the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) acknowledging that its faculty and graduates have proved their mettle.
Germany has vast opportunities for higher studies
Director German Exchange Program DAAD Islamabad Lars Bergmayer said that there are vast opportunities of research and higher studies in Germany whereas in the most cases tuition fees is waived off and at a very affordable cost, young researchers and students from different countries of the world are studying in Germany. Public sector universities are free from any sort of state control and censorship.
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Uniform of government schools of Quetta changed
The school uniform of majority of government schools of Quetta has been changed. The traditional shalwar qameez uniform has been replaced with western style pant shirt. Various religious groups have objected to this change.
Negligence toward Chakar University is a social injustice
A meeting of senior body of Baloch Students Organization was held with Nazar Baloch in the chair. Various agendas were discussed in the meeting. The most important point was that all the participants expressed their reservations against the government’s indifference towards Meer Chaakar Khan University. They termed it a social injustice.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-03-2015/Quetta/page2.asp
Government fails to improve education sector: PTI
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday issued a white paper on Punjab government’s ‘poor’ performance in education sector, stating education has not been the government's priority and it is focusing on the projects that give it political mileage.
‘Education: a bigger alternative to positive thinking’
Punjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Mujahid Kamran, highlighting the importance of the promotion of education on Wednesday, said there was no bigger alternative to positive thinking than education.
Paper rechecking a source of earning for Rawalpindi Board
Paper rechecking has become source of income in the Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, due to which the paper marking system has become void, no law has been formulated against the ones showing slackness and negligence in the marking process.
Teachers should make collective efforts for education
Vice Chancellor Punjab University, Dr. Mujahid Kamran has said that there is no alternative of positive and constructive thought. Teachers should make collective efforts to promote education. He expressed these views while addressing the 2nd ‘International Engineering Sciences Conference’.
Education is incomplete without ethics, says Dr. Qadeer
Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan has said that every academic pursuit is incomplete without ethical education. He was addressing golden jubilee celebration of Aligarh Public School Manga Mandi. He said that the Aligarh movement had a very significant impact upon the Pakistan movement.
Punjab University declares results
PU’s Department of Examination has declared the results of MA Fine Arts, MA Punjabi, B. Ed and MBBS Part – II.
Function for disabled persons
Punjab University is organizing a ceremony on the occasion of ‘International Day for Disabled Persons’. The functions will be held today.
Terrorism will not only be fought through guns but also through education
CM Punjab Shabaz Sharif has said that eradication of terrorism is part of the national agenda and despite the resource constraint, Pakistan is spending billions to fight against terrorism. Terrorism will not only be fought through guns but also through education.
District education authorities
Punjab government has made all the preparations for establishing district education authorities in January 2016. Mayor, Deputy Mayor and chairman will be the heads of those authorities. The authorities will be made to ensure the implementation of Punjab Assembly’s bill to make such authorities.
World’s famous universities will open their sub campuses at the Knowledge Park
A 15 member delegate of professors and industrialists of South Korea met with Governor Punjab in the leadership of UET Lahore Vice Chancellor Dr. Afzal Khalid. Malik Rafeeq Rajwana told them that a state of the art Knowledge Park is being constructed in Lahore. World’s famous universities will open their sub campuses in the Park. He also said that the government was trying its best to educate common people.
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Shortage of Philosophy books forces students to quit the subject
Due to shortage of intermediate’s books of Philosophy, many students have been forced to quit the subject of Philosophy. Spokesperson of Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board has said that the Board is aware of the shortage and is trying to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
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Book fair at UET
A three day book fair, organised for the second time in the history of University of Engineering & Technology (UET), started on Wednesday. UET Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid inaugurated the book fair in which 35 stalls have been set up by book sellers, publishers and 17 different societies of the university.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-354723-Book-fair-at-UET
‘First aid training mandatory for students’
First aid training should be made mandatory for all students as it not only develops and polishes their abilities to immediately respond to the critical conditions posed to human life, but also makes them better human beings.
Contractual teachers take to streets
The contractual teachers who were recruited in the education department during 2011-12 have protested against the non-implementation of notifications issued by the education department in August last. Muthidda Mahaz Asatza Hafizabad President Riaz Ahmad Tarar called upon the authorities concerned to regularise the services of contractual educators without further delay.
BZU former VC, incharge remanded to NAB
Accountability Court (AC) Multan has sent Dr Khawaja Alqama, former Bahaudin Zikriya University (BZU) Multan Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr. Alqama and former incharge Hamza Munir of BZU Lahore campus to jail on a 14-day physical remand in a corruption case. The court directed NAB Multan to present the accused before it on 16.
Private school owners ‘bow down’ to DCO’s order
Owners of the private schools in the provincial metropolis have finally ‘accepted’ the DCO’s order to close their institutions on Thursday (Today) in connection with Data Sahib Urs.
The miracle called SIUT by I.A Rehman
As the celebration of 40 years of dedicated service by SIUT moves towards its grand finale next week, civil society has ample reason to dedicate this great institution as its offering to the people of Pakistan. Surely SIUT is a most sparkling example of what can be done by citizens for the glory of their state.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1223800
Academic and non-academic career planning By Waqar Khan
Q: I have completed BS in Human Development and Family Studies. Now I want to do M. Phil. Should I opt ‘women studies’ for my research topic?
Ans: Do some sensible work. Don’t try to understand the nature of woman….
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Letters to the Editor
A month back there was uproar about private schools in Punjab overcharging their students, but has anybody ever thought about the plight of the teachers employed at these private schools? Education has become commercialised through privatisation, making it easier for school owners to exploit their staff, especially the teachers.
Education not a finance
A life insurance company has a series of interesting ads to market its policies. The father of a girl is asked how he would feel if he had no money saved for his daughter’s wedding. In another ad in the same series, the same man is asked how he will finance his son’s higher education.
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Demand for promotion of FATA's teachers: Tanzeem-e-Asatzah
Peshawar: FATA has been deprived of up gradation and its teachers of promotion which is unjust. President of Tanzeem-e-Asatzah Hameed-ul-Haq said that they will raise their voice on every forum for the promotion and up gradation of FATA’s teachers.
References against ex-Chairman along with 4 others submitted on charges of bribery taken from students
Peshawar: The National Ehtesaab Bureau Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has submitted references to Ehtesaab Court against ex-Chairman of DI Khan Board along with four other persons on charges of bribery taken from the students to mark them higher.
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Students unions hold protest against police
Peshawar: The students of Post Graduate College Pakhtun Federation and Insaf Students Federation jointly held a protest against the police. The different leaders of the unions said that Post Graduate College Bannu uncovered billions of rupees in corruption.
Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx
Time scale is a basic right of all cadre teachers: Senior Minister for Local Government
Karak: The Senior Minister for Local Government Mr. Inayatullah has said that time scale is the basic right of the all cadre teachers. The provincial government has to give due status to teachers in the province. To clear the ambiguity about the one step promotion, talks will be held with the Chief Minister and relevant officials. He shared these views in Mianki Banda Karak on the time of condolence with Teachers Organization leader Khairullah Hawari.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.3
We will ensure to provide quality furniture in government schools
Lakki Marwat: The Deputy Commissioner Mr. Muhammad Bakhtiar Khan has said that they will ensure to provide quality and standard furniture in government schools to enable a better and comfortable environment for the students. He shared these views while purchasing Rs.50 million worth furniture.
Different unions of Peshawar University protest against fees hike
Peshawar: The different students unions and societies of the Peshawar University held protest against fees hike. They started their protest demonstration from the Pearl Lawn to Vice Chancellor Office. They demanded a decrease in the fees.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 2
F.R. Bannu teachers boycott classes in protest
Bannu: F.R Bannu teachers boycotted classes to protest for their demands and announced, under the leadership of their Central President Khan Malik Mehsood, to stage a demonstration in Islamabad on 7th December, 2015.
Complete Story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 8
Education problems of females will be resolved with approval of Inter Girls College Hub
District Lasbela: Establishment of Inter College in Hub is a good omen towards educational betterment with efforts of Bhotani brothers and CM Baluchistan. Mr. Ali Nawaz, socio-political leader said Inter Girls College will impart education in the area.
BMC admission entry test date should be announced
District Quetta: Mr. Shahbaz Nazir, Mr. Asif Muhammad Hasani and others demanded from Principal and Vice Chancellor of Baluchistan University that BMC admission entry test date should be announced soon so that classes could commence because in other provinces admissions in medical colleges have already taken place and classes have started.
Steps being taken against trend of copying others: DEO Sibi
District Sibi: DEO Sibi Mr. Abdul Ghafoor Dashti while visiting examination centers during intermediate examinations said the trend of copying others will be eliminated. All the energies of our youth is wasted in doing so as it diminishes their original creative streak.
Ignoring Chakar University is societal injustice: BSO
District Quetta: BSO Central Chairman Nazir Baloch and others said that pen is mightier than the sword. They said ignoring Chakar University on lingual basis is societal injustice.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-03-2015/Quetta/page2.asp
School uniform has been changed in government schools of Quetta
District Quetta: Schools uniform has been changed in government schools of Quetta from shalwar kameez to shirt and trousers. Due to change in uniform, majority of students are leaving schools and political parties have rejected this decision.
Active support will be provided for educational betterment: Jamil Mashwani
District Quetta: Jamaat-e-Islami leader Jamil Ahmed and others said in joint statement that CM Baluchistan and DDEO Chalton Town have done remarkable reforms in education sector. Absenteeism of teachers, student strength and other educational problems have been dealt with.
Zakariya University Distance Learning System examinations not held; students facing problems
District Dera Ghazi Khan: A campus of the Zakariya University was set up at Dera Ghazi Khan for Distance Learning and students of Commerce Department were also charged fees, but the examinations under the Distance Learning System have not been conducted and the students are worried about their entire academic year going to waste.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-03/page-08
5 Additional AEOs appointed for strict school monitoring
District Bhawalnagar: Fort Abbas Education Department has appointed 5 Additional Assistant Male and Female Education Officers for improving school monitoring.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 9
PT masters of high schools to get training of Elite Force
District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of Punjab has decided to provide training of Elite Force to PTIs of all the high schools to combat terrorism. The instructions have been issued to the concerned police officials in this regard.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-03/page-08
A special child of Class 5 crushed by train
District Layyah: Waqas, a class 5 student at a special needs institute at Kot Sultan was crushed by a train while on his way to the Institute from home in the morning. He had a hearing disability.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 8
Teachers protest against EDO Finance Layyah
District Layyah: Teachers of Layyah held a protest rally in front of DCO Office Layyah against the EDO Finance. They said that they have been promoted but the EDO Finance always delays the issuance of letters and extracts bribes from the teachers.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 8
DEO visited schools in Mithi; 12 teachers suspended
District Tharparkar: The District Education Officer Tharparkar Mr. Naseer ul Din Jogi visited the schools of village Sobharo Shah and Bakuo. During his visit, he found 12 teachers, including both male and female, to be absent from the schools so suspended them and also sent a report to Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho. On the other hand, local residents complained before DEO that teachers are not willing to attend schools and getting their salaries at homes.
AJP protested against closure of schools in Taluka Mehar
District Dadu: The Awami Jamhuri Party protested against closure of Government Girls School Gharhi Jageer, Wadi Bateel, Boys Primary School Ali Gohar Chandio, Boys Primary School Gul Muhammad Jat and many others. It was highlighted that said schools have been nonfunctional since years, while thousands of children are kept away from getting primary education. The school management is only active to grab schools funds.
NTS teachers protested over nonpayment of salaries
District Thatto: The NTS test Pass Teachers from Thatto protested against stoppage of their salaries. They have warned to issue their salaries, otherwise hunger strikes will be observed before DO Education Office.
Other cadre teachers continued protest against nonpayment of salaries
District Khairpur Mirs: The other cadre teachers from Khairpur Mirs continued their protest on 24th day against stoppage of their salaries. They declared that salary was not issued for the last 37 months. They demanded from Chief Minister Sindh and higher authorities to resolve the matter.
NTS teachers on roads against stoppage of salaries
District Naushehro Feroz: The NTS pass teachers from Naushehro Feroz protested before press club against nonpayment of their salaries. They declared that salaries of teachers all over Sindh are not being issued and they are being given a step motherly treatment. They have been performing duties with regularity, but salaries are not issued.
Assistant Commissioner visited schools and found them locked
District Ghotki: The Assistant Commissioner Mirpur Mathelo visited schools of village Jahan Khan Unnar and Ameer Nux Unnar. He found a number of schools closed. While following the visit and closure of schools, he wrote a letter to Commissioner Sukkur and Director Schools to take action against nonfunctional schools.
18th Convocation at Mehran University Jamshoro
Jamshoro: Mehran University of Engineering and Technology announced its 18th Convocation. 605 engineers received their degrees. Sindh Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Vice Chancellor Mr. Muhammad Aslam Uqelli and many other scholars were present on the occasion.