Changes in courses by FBISE puzzle students, teachers
The local teachers and students have termed the decisions of Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) about changes in courses of secondary school certificate and higher secondary school certificate examinations `strange` and `untimely`.
Removal of hate material from textbooks demanded
Political activists and civil society members on Thursday demanded that the government remove hate material against religions from textbooks to promote love and peace in the province. The demand was made during a conference on `uprooting religious intolerance through formal education system in Pakistan` at a local hotel.
Peshawar colleges start online admission
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has launched online admission system in 16 colleges, situated in the provincial metropolis. Addressing a news conference at Peshawar Press Club on Thursday, Provincial Minister for Higher Education Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani said that 24,000 students applied online for getting admission in those colleges.
University Act to pave way for qualified VCs: Ghani
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information and Higher Education Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani has said that under the newly introduced University Act, the highly qualified, experienced and well-reputed people will be appointed as vice-chancellors (VCs) of the public sector universities in the province.
UoP withholds pension of retired professor
The University of Peshawar (UoP) has withheld the pension contribution of a retired professor for his 29 year service in the university in violation of the Supreme Court orders.
Transparency at Peshawar University
A high level meeting held on auditing processes at Peshawar University. In Meeting the formalities of documents for auditing reviewed. In meeting a number of unnecessary audit documents dropped for auditing. Prof. Dr. Rasul Jan said that transparency will be ensured at the University.
Opening new schools
Provincial government has approved to open a schools in old building of Directorate of Education. In this regard 36 vacancies are also ready to announce. Government announced to open more schools
KP Police School signs MoU with Sarhad University
A MoU was signed between KP Police School of Explosive Handling and Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology Peshawar in a ceremony held at CPO Peshawar here on Thursday. According to the handout issued, both parties agreed to conduct technical and managerial training sessions simultaneously. Research on explosive materials and technology would also be conducted.
Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/general-news/172/1203173/
Scholarship cheques at Hernai
Provincial President of Pashtunkhwa MAP distributed scholarships of education scholarships to almost 650 students at Hernai. He said that government is focusing on improving the schools.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-03-2015/quetta/page7.asp
UNHRC sensitised to unsafe edu milieu in Kashmir
Heavy militarisation of civilian spaces and occupation of the premises of educational institutions in Indian-held Kashmir have created an unsafe educational environment there, said Altaf Hussain Wani, a Kashmiris’ representative. He was taking part in a debate under the agenda item 9 of United Nations Human Rights Council here at Geneva, according to a message reached here on Wednesday.
72 teachers suspended
The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) government on Thursday placed 72 primary and junior teachers under suspension for showing zero per cent results in grade five and eight exams 2014-15 held under the District Elementary Board of Poonch.
Bestway sets up fund to sponsor two students per year at Oxford University
The Bestway Foundation has announced to set up an exciting new £1.8 million endowment fund with the renowned Oxford University to sponsor two Pakistani students every year.
The scholarship, to which the Bestway Foundation has committed £1.1 million, will cover all expenses including tuition and accommodation fees and will be open to students wanting to study science, technology, math and engineering-related disciplines.
PM pledges to protect Pakistan’s schools from terrorists
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday education is a major driver of social progress and key to fulfilling his promise he made at time of resuming office two years ago, to create a new framework for social change in Pakistan. He said the dropout rates are high and perhaps worst of all, terrorists and extremists have been targeting schools, blowing up their buildings and threatening their teachers, particularly in the northern part of the country.
Ban on teachers’ transfer to be lifted
The education department has decided to lift ban on transfer of teachers in Rawalpindi district from first week of July 2015. It will address the problems facing them particularly female teachers who are posted in areas far away from their home stations.
Improving education board Pindi
Chairman Rawalpindi Matric Board said that new recruitments made for improving the it’s standards and introducing the online system at Rawalpindi Education Board. He said that standards of board are improving.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2015-07-03/page-2
NEF teachers to get Rs 5,000 monthly now
Honorarium for teachers of 42 schools of National Education Foundation (NEF) has been raised to Rs 5,000 while the same has been raised to Rs 2,000 for maids. The decision was taken at a meeting of board of governors of NEF chaired by Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Engr Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman here on Thursday.
55 assistant professors, teachers promoted
A promotion board of the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has given approval for promotion of 55 assistant professors and teachers working in working in federal colleges and schools of Islamabad.
RIS hosts farewell reception for outgoing envoys
The Roots International School (RIS) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Walid Mushtaq and RIS Executive Director Sara Walid hosted an Iftar dinner in the honour of Egyptian, German and Spanish ambassadors on Thursday evening
HEC plans five new universities, 36 campuses
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) plans to set up five new universities and 36 campuses besides upgrading nine existing into fully-fledged universities campuses across the country.
The move aims at enhanced coverage of higher education at the district level.
Vocational schools to be set up
The ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training has decided to establish vocational and technical schools in the federal capital. A spokesperson for the ministry said that it was decided in the meeting that one or two vocational schools would be established this year with the capacity of up to 150 students as part of a pilot project.
Pact inked to set up IIU New Silk Road School of Technology
The agreement on establishing the IIU New Silk Road School of Technology between by the Council on Islamic-Chinese Relations (CICR) and the International Islamic university of Islamabad (IIU) has been signed.
President takes notice of FMDC students` plight
President Mamnoon Hussain invited stakeholders to join him for a meeting to address the problems of the prospective students of the Federal Medical and Dental College (F MDC) at the presidency on July 6.
Almost 100 students, whose names appeared on the merit list of the FMDC but were denied admission, gathered outside the National Press Club on Thursday and demanded that their classes start as soon as possible.
PhD thesis defended
Muhammad Zafar Iqbal Chaudhary has successfully defended his Ph.D thesis on education at the public defence held at Department of Education, International Islamic University (IIU), and qualified for the award of doctorate degree, says a press release.
PPP won’t support falling PML-N government
Sharing details about the federal government’s claims of receiving due amount of Rs65billion from Sindh government, Sindh Finance Minister Murad Ali Shah said that federal government is not taking practical steps to control power crisis. Talking about overbilling issue, he gave example of Jacobabad’s Girls Middle School, which he said was sent over Rs1 million bill, only for one month. Qambar Model Girl School’s electricity bill for one month was also over one million, he said.
Wrong map: court moved for case against CM
A sessions court on Thursday issued a notice to the capital city police officer (CCPO) on a petition seeking registration of a case against Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and others for publication of ‘wrong map’ of Pakistan in Class-VIII geography book.
Rs8.5m for rundown school buildings’
Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood has said Rs 8.5 billion has been allocated to construct dangerous buildings of public schools across the province.
‘Health, education govt priority’
Provincial Minister for Excise & Taxation Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said that the present coalition regime has given highest priority to health and education and the provincial health and education budget has been remarkably increased and additional resources have been provided to accelerate the efforts for prompt achievement of Millennium Development Goal (MDGs).
Nazariati Summer School continues
Speakers told Nazariati students that Pakistan attained nuclear power for self-defence.
“Now becoming an economic power should be its priority, as the real power is considered to be the economic in the present age,” it was expressed at Nazariati Summer School on the 22nd day of its annual educational session.
High-achievers visit Sweden varsity
The delegation of Pakistani high-achievers visited University of Uppsala and KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden. According to a handout issued on Thursday, the administrations of both institutions briefed the delegation about different faculties and courses being offered.
PU officials ordered to keep record of hostel visitors
An important meeting of the hostel wardens and superintendents of Punjab University (PU) was held on Thursday. Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, while chairing the meeting, directed the officials to monitor all the students and keep complete record of the guests visiting hostels.
UHS considers MPhil theses
The 103rd meeting of Advanced Studies and Research Board of the University Of Health Sciences (UHS) was held here on Thursday with Vice-Chancellor Maj-Gen (R) Prof Muhammad Aslam in the chair. The board considered the thesis reports .
ITU working with PITB on Big Data Project
Information Technology University (ITU) is working with Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) on a ‘Big Data Project’ via which massive data sets, which otherwise can’t be processed through traditional data processing platforms, can be stored, accessed and actively processed.
Party starts education survey in Hyderabad
Awami Jamhoori Party’s Save Education Committee conducted a 22-day-long survey in Hyderabad Rural taluka’s Seri union council (UC) and found dismal results. Out of the 62 schools in the UC, 32 have been closed for nearly two years now. The ones that remain operational are in poor condition. “The teachers are mostly irregular,” stated the report.
YES students return home after year of study in US
US Consul General Brian Heath welcomed 40 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program (YES) students back to the country. Also present was Farah Kamal, executive director, iEARN — the U.S. State Department’s YES program implementing partner in Pakistan.
Modernizing the paper patterns and checking
New chairman Matric Board Karachi said that we need to modernize the paper settings and checking mechanism. He said that in this regard a new training is being designing for the teacher to train them for making papers on modern style.
Grant released for HEC Sindh
Provincial government released 180 million for HEC for the first time. Higher Education Commission Sindh decided to start verification of degrees by universities. Sindh HEC called on vice chancellors of universities at Sindh Province.
Notices to NAB
The Sindh High Court issued notices to the National Accountability Bureau, the Anti Corruption Establishment and others for comments on a petition of former education officer against his possible arrest in teachers’ appointment case. Mumtaz Ali Shaikh had approached the court seeking bail before arrest in the teachers’ appointments case.
Szabul VC terminates seven professors without notice
Seven faculty members of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto University of Law (Szabul) were going about their classes like any other day when they suddenly received letters at home that terminated their jobs.
KU notifies fee collection process
The registrar of the University of Karachi, Professor Dr Moazzam Ali Khan, notified on Thursday that the examinations and registration fees of private candidates and the fees for degrees and degrees' verification would be accepted only through pay orders/bank drafts drawn in favor of the university with an immediate effect.
KU society rejects meagre compensation for Dr Rehman
University of Karachi Teachers Society’s President Prof Dr Jamil Qazmi and General Secretary Dr Haris Shoaib on Thursday rejected the Sindh government’s approval of Rs 1.5 million out of Rs 15 million for assassinated Prof Dr Waheed-ur-Rehman’s family.
Creative solutions by Faisal Bari
It is estimated, that setting aside the need to cater for retirements, or to expand the system to allow out of-school children to get enrolled, some 50,000 additional teachers are needed, right now, to end multigrade teaching in Punjab alone. The situation is no different in the other provinces, though the numbers will be smaller.
Comparing education budgets
A look at our esoteric provincial budgets reveals that KPK is allocating the largest share – 25 percent – of its FY16 pie to education. Next are Punjab and Sindh both with 21 percent, and in last place is the neglected province of Balochistan, which has allocated 20 percent of its budget to education. From the standpoint of the prior budget, KPK missed its targeted spending on education by over Rs8.7 billion (a 7 percent miss). Sindh fell short of its target by around Rs11 billion – a 7 percent shortfall. Balochistan was shy of its target by Rs2.8 billion, which also amounts to a 7 percent shortfall. And for the most populous and important province, Punjab, this data is just not available!
Footprints: Textbook blunders
The printing of Pakistan’s map showing Punjab’s Seraiki belt and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Hazara region as two separate provinces on the back cover of the geography book for private schools in Punjab has triggered a controversy of sorts and raised questions about the PCTB’s competence in developing error-free textbooks. While most PCTB officials term the printing of the map a “human error”, both the Shahbaz Sharif government and PCTB managing director Nawazish Ali suspect that it could be ‘mischief’ to ‘discredit’ the government and the board management.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1191967/footprints-textbook-blunders
A visionary leader by Tariq Husain
I have had the pleasure and privilege to work with Dr Sabiha Mansoor during these four years. She is a visionary leader, the kind Pakistani universities — especially resource-starved public universities — need more of. So, when I read the appeal by Hiba Hassan, the head girl at the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), I was surprised to learn that consideration is being given towards bringing in a new Vice Chancellor (VC) to the LCWU.
Education right of students By Zubair Rehman
Only four countries are behind the Pakistan with respect to education. These include Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Somalia. Russian Federation and Scnadevian Countries have 100% education in the regions.
Balochistan Magazine By Syed Kahlilur Rehman
Before the arrivals of foreigners at Balochistan, the education was much better. There was 75% literacy rate at Balochistan. To achieve the MDGs we need amount equivalent to three budgets of Balochistan.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-03-2015/quetta/page8.asp
Historical performance By Yousaf Abbasi
Institute of social Policy, Bahauddin Zikarya University is a unique institutions established in 2012 in Multan. Its major aim was to propagate the social sciences in south Punjab region.
Letters to the Editor
Recently, the Elementary & Secondary Education Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa published a half-page advertisement with an attractive picture of a government school boy splashing fresh water on his face and the caption: unprecedented investment of Rs8.5 billion for missing facilities in government schools channelled through the Parent-Teacher Council.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-326943-Glossy-image
Former president Asif Ali Zardari approved the Fata University on May 20, 2013. But even after two years the site and location of the proposed university have not been decided. One reason is the failure of the Fata lawmakers to agree to a location. But even if they reached a consensus the second biggest hurdle will be generating funds for setting up the university.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-326945-Fata-University
Scholarship cheques have been distributed in minorities,first priority is education; Soran Singh
Peshawar: Sardar Soran singh has declared that provincial government should make improvements in the education department. He also mentioned the acts that are made for the welfare of minorities.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.2
Scholarship cheques have been distributed in minorities
Peshawar:Sardar Soran singh has declared that provincial government should make improvements in the education department. He also mentioned the acts that are made for the welfare of minorities.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.5
The issue of up gradation of tribal teachers should be resolved: Khair ullah Hawari
Peshawar: Main secretary of teachers’ organization Khair ullah Hawari stated that since 2012 many FATA teachers were kept away from up gradation and promotion which shows the inability of FATA education department, if this matter of up gradation is not resolved till Eid ul Fitr then we’ll consult the court.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.2
The act of setting College of Home Economics in Malakand is welcomed and appreciated
Malakand : College of Home Economics is set up in Malakand which is welcomed and appreciated. Now along with educated youth (girls), nation can also have talented and artistic students
Complete Story: Daily Akhbare Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.2
Government is taking best steps in the betterment of education: Saeed Khan
Alpuri: He addressed and stated that it is first time in history that school is getting their basic requirements and for this they are given millions. This is the good act of government to use millions on education.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.2
Terrorists are not allowed to target the schools,PM
Islamabad: Education will act as weapon against the terrorists and we don’t allow the terrorist to target our education or youth. New plans have been made for providing better education to our youth .this was the sayings of PM Nawaz Sharif in Arab newspaper.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.1
No society and civilization can have success without Education: Hashmat Ali
Banno: For better civilization and society education is basic requirement and for this religious groups and teachers show their responsibilities .School necessaries should be fulfilled instead of painting the school and assure the supply of electricity, water, furniture and washrooms so we can have success.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No.8
Student protest against unfair distribution of scholarships
Kharan: Students are protesting against unfair distribution of MPA scholarships, students said regular and needy candidates are totally neglected in scholarships.
Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page2/
Teachers should focus on art of calligraphy
Quetta: Governor Baluchistan said teachers should also focus on art of calligraphy; he said nation success lies in education.
Confound educational system of GBHS
Noshki: Educational system of Government Boys high School Qilli Azad Khan has become messy. Area notables said due to ineligibility school in-charge institution has ruined.
Stoppage of salary and show causes to teachers
Quetta: Deputy District Education officer said 200 teachers are asked to show cause of absenteeism, while 25 teachers salary has stopped. DDEO said our team visited 70 schools in a month in which absenteeism is witnessed.
To ignore Baracha in field of education is alarming situation
Chaghi: Union council chairman Baracha Hafiz Abdul Wahid said to ignore Baracha by BEF in field of education is alarming situation.
Political interference will not be tolerated in institutions
Quetta: Provincial Health Minister Rahmat Saleh Baloch said political interference will not be tolerated in any public institution like Education, Health etc.
Teacher’s appointment on merit will bear long term benefits in future
Quetta: Nasrullah Zairay an MPA said teacher’s appointment on merit and stoppage of copy culture will bear long term benefits in future in Baluchistan.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-03-2015/Quetta/page3.asp
Women University demanding RS.1500/- as NOC Fees for result
District Bahawalpur: Parents of the students of Women University Bahawalpur have complained that the Urdu Department is demanding RS.1500/- per head as NOC Fees for the provision of First Semester Results of the students. The parents’ body said that it was very unjust on the part of the University.
Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan. Page No. 8
Government is opening new educational institutions for the children of labour class
District Bahawalpur: Ch. Sarfraz Ahmed, Director Punjab Social Security Employees Institutions Bahawalpur Region while talking to a delegation said that the government is opening new institutions for the children of the labor classes and the old institutions are being upgraded.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-07-03/page-11
Land mafia grabbed school land by breaking the main gate
District Bahawalpur: Residents of the Chak No.85 Fateh have given application to DCO Bahawalpur and CM Punjab that two land grabbers have broken the school main gate of the same village and have grabbed the school land.
Complete Story:Daily Khabrain, Multan. Page No. 04
Teachers transfers ban to be lifted for one month
District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab has decided to lift the ban on teachers’ transfers for one month. In the first phase, the teachers will be transferred on the CM Directive and then on the recommendations of the MNAs and MPAs. The teachers posted at one station for the past one station for the past 3 years will only be transferred to the stations where seats are vacant.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 09
Govt. teachers receiving RS.500/- in the name of summer camp
District Muzaffargarh: The parents of the students have complained that the teachers of Govt. High School Shadikhan Munda are receiving RS.500/- per student in the name of summer camp fees. The Headmaster was contacted by the press who said that no summer camp was being organized by the school and no any such fees was being collected by any teachers.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-07-03/page-2
Private schools charged 3 months fees, paid thousands of rupees to EDO to keep his mouth shut
District Rahim Yar Khan: The private school owners of Liaquatpur, Allahabad, Tranda Mohammed Pnah, Thul Hamza, Janpur, Ameenabad, Khanbellah, Pakka Larran, Ferozah and Bannah Rooyah did not care for the court orders and charged 3 months fees from the students and paid thousands of rupees as a bribe to EDOs for keeping their mouths shut.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.12
Saraikastan Map printing a conspiracy of the vested interest
District Lodhran: Syed Sajjad Akbar Kazmi, central president, Punjab Teachers Union said that inclusion of Saraikastan map in the 8th class Geography book is a conspiracy of the vested interest groups, they are doing all this for their petty interests and want to create chaos and anarchy in the Province of Punjab. The teachers body demanded action against all such forces.
Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan. Page No.03
Wagon stand begins to operate adjacent to the school boundary wall
District Khanewal: The citizens have complained that a police officer has used his unlawful authority and created a wagon stand of the Toyota Hiace Wagons adjacent to Government Primary School No.2, Jahanian. The citizens have appealed to RPO Multan and DPO Khanewal to take action.
Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan. Page No. 8
Two Female candidates protested for offer orders
District Larkana: Two female NTS pass candidates from larkana protested before press club for offer orders of Primary School Teacher. They declared that they had passed NTS examination for PST in 2012, but since then education clerk Mr. Gulsher Bughti does not issue them offer orders on merit.
Villagers protest for up gradation of their village School
District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of village Thari Mir Wah protested for up gradation of their village Primary School. They told media that up gradation notice was issued in 2009, but since then no action is taken to upgrade the school.
Entertainment is necessary along with education to the children: D.C Ghotki
During the inauguration ceremony of Play ground and Library at village Murid Kaladi, Deputy Commissioner District Ghotki Mr. Muhammad Tahir Watu has said that all facilities are provided to the children of the remote area with the cooperation of UNICEF. He said entertainment is necessary for the children along with educational atmosphere.
Secretary Education took notice of corruption; staff suspended
District Kahirpur Mirs: While taking the notice of corruption at D.O Education office Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho has suspended office superintendent and other staff of the office. He has ordered them to visit his office in Karachi and explain the matter.
Protest against incomplete construction work of Girls High School
District Qamber: The residents of village Qubo Saeed Khan protested for completion of their village Girls High School. They told media that construction work could not be completed in 5 years and girls have to face difficulties.
Corruption of 13 arab rupees: RSU Manager transferred
Karachi: The Manager of Reform Support Unit of Education Ms. Saba Mahmood has been transferred due to corruption of 13 arab rupees of budget of schools. She has been directed to report education department and on her place another Program Manager has been appointed.
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Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.1
NTS Pass Teachers protested for salaries
District Mirpur Khas: The NTS pass Teachers from Dighri protested for their salaries. They told media that their salaries were not issued since 20 months and they were living difficult life. They demanded form government to take notice and issue their salaries.
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Conveyance allowance deducted from teachers’ salaries; protest
District Badin: Hundreds of Teachers from protested against deduction of conveyance allowance from their salaries. They told that treasury office has deducted up to 2000 rupees from their salaries.
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Teachers’ Recruitment record of Sindh University and RSU is wiped out from Testing centers
Hyderabad: RSU Manager Ms. Saba Mehmood has declared that recruitment record of teachers is disappeared from Sindh University testing center and RSU. It is exposed that data has been deleted. On the other hand Secretary Education has declared that data is safe and save in his office.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 1
EUROPEAN UNION has given 33 million Euros for education reforms in Sindh
Karachi: EUROPEAN UNION has issued 33 million Euros for the last five years for the reformation of Education of Sindh Province which is being utilized though RSU. The funds are monitored by European Union, but due to publication of news about corruption on media they are also worried about the funds.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.1
Illegal appointments were done by former education Minister: Former Directors Schools
Hyderabad: The former Director of the Schools Mr. Shams Ul Din has declared in his statement that illegal appointments were done in the times of former education Minister Mr. Pir Mazhar Ul Haq. He said that Minister had issued and pressurized the officers of Hyderabad, Karachi and Interior Sindh to appoint the teachers and other staff.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 12
School compound wall collapsed; two labors injured
District Dadu: The compound wall of Government Primary School village Mazar Bhurgri collapsed suddenly on people and two labor workers got injured.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 3