3 March 2016

National Press:

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 

Debate Competitions in Iqra University

Iqra University held a two days long debate competition yesterday. More than 84 male and female students from over 23 academic institutes took part in the competition.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103378923&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160303

Recruitment of female teachers

Interview schedule has been issued for recruitment's of NTS passed candidates on the vacant posts of female teachers in District Hangu. Interview will be held in Govt. Girls High School Number 1, Hangu from 7th of March.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-03-03/page-3

  

Girl from Sargodha University becomes the best female athlete

Mussarat from Sargodha University got declared as the fastest female athlete in All Pakistan Athletics Championship. She won four gold medals in the event. The event was held in Qayyum Complex of University of Peshawar.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103378917&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160303

 

FCW wins Higher Education Inter-College Girls TT title

Star studded Frontier College for Women Peshawar clinched the trophy after defeating Charsadda No. 1 in the final of the Table Tennis event part of the Higher Education Department, KP Inter-College Girls Games being played here at PSB Hall on Tuesday. Frontier College team comprising international player like Kainat Khan, who recently represented Pakistan in the Asian Table Tennis Championship played at New Delhi, India, did not give much time to Charsadda No. 1 players to stay for long time.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/02/fcw-wins-higher-education-inter-college-girls-tt-title/

 

‘KP govt spending over RS430 million on children’s institute’

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is spending more than Rs430 million on the much-publicised Zamung Kor Institute to cater to the needs of about 1000 street children in the province, leaving a mere amount of Rs93 million to be spent on 25 other welfare projects during the current and next financial years of 2016-18.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/102522-KP-govt-spending-over-Rs430-million-on-childrens-institute

 

Balochistan

 

580 Schools in Qila Saifullah

Qilla Saifullah District Chairman Haji Abdul Khaliq Meerzai and other local government members are taking part in the school enrolment campaign. They acknowledged that free compulsory education was the right of everyone. According to a report, there are 1.2 million children out of school in Balochistan.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103377690&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160303

 

Insufficient education facilities in Balochistan

In a press release by Pashtun SF, serious concern has been shown over the lack of basic education facilities in Balochistan. Bus has been approved and provided for District Harnai. But it has not been made functional for the past three months.

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Secret of growth lies in education

Abdul Saboor Kakar, Secretary Education of Balochistan, has said that the secret of growth lies in education. Parents should get their children enroled in the schools. Govt. of Balochistan is striving hard to promote education in the province.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103377707&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160303

 

GB/FATA/AJK

 

Vice Chancellor should solve the issues of students under their own supervision

PTI-AJK’s Senior Deputy President, Khawaja Muhammad Farooq has urged the Vice Chancellor AJK University to solve the students’ issues under his own supervision. Dean of Sciences has imposed a ban of one year on 6 students. They should not be stopped from taking the classes.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-03-03/5799/voice%20copy.jpg

 

Islamabad

 

Students protest against CDA

Students protested against CDA for it is closing the private hostels being run in the residential areas. They gathered in front of the press club and raised slogans against CDA. They told the media that there were around 40 universities and colleges in Islamabad which had no hostel facility.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103378339&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160303

 

Spain’s Ambassador visits NUML

Spain’s Ambassador Carlos Moraalis visited National University of Modern Languages and called upon the Rector Maj. General Zia-ud-Din Najam. Both of them discussed the matters of common interest. Ambassador also lauded the role of NUML in promotion of languages.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103378316&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160303

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Medical education: Regulator concerned by unqualified heads

The country’s medical regulator has voiced concerns at unqualified and irrelevant persons running affairs of medical and dental colleges. Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) have warned colleges to “stop unauthorised practices and … run the business of institutes in accordance with relevant regulations”.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1057400/medical-education-regulator-concerned-by-unqualified-heads/

 

NA committee directs regularization of teachers of Federal schools, colleges

Islamabad—Chairman Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat Rana Muhammad Hayat Khan Wednesday directed officials to ensure release of pending salaries of daily wage teaching and non-teaching staff of educational institutions of Islamabad and regularize their services by end March.

Complete Story: www.pakobserver.net/2016/03/03/na-committee-directs-regularization-of-teachers-of-federal-schools-colleges

 

NUML playing key role in promotion of relations between Pakistan, Spain: Ambassador

Islamabad—Ambassador of Spain H.E Carlos Morales have said that National University of Modern Languages (NUML) is playing pivotal role in promotion of languages in the country and Embassy is ready to assist NUML to further promote the Spanish language.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/03/numl-playing-key-role-in-promotion-of-relations-between-pakistan-spain-ambassador/

 

Free medical education offered to Pak students

Islamabad:    Kyrgyzstan has offered free medical and dental education to Pakistani students. The offer was shared by Kyrgyz Ambassador Ishad Baik during a meeting with PMDC President Professor Shabbir Lehri.  

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/102403-Free-medical-education-offered-to-Pak-students

 

Education ministry’s 5.42b proposed budget Okayed

The Rs5.42 billion budgetary allocations proposed by the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training for its projects in the next fiscal were approved by the relevant standing committee of the National Assembly.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/102409-Education-ministrys-542b-proposed-budget-okayed

 

Private schools reopen after break of one day

Islamabad: Having remained closed for one day over security concerns caused by the execution of Mumtaz Qadri in Adiala Jail of the adjoining Rawalpindi city, all private schools in the capital resumed classes on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/102404-Private-schools-reopen-after-break-of-one-day

 

AIOU Central Library to remain open on weekends too

The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Central Library will remain open throughout the week, including Saturdays and Sundays, to provide book-reading facility to students.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/102407-AIOU-Central-Library-to-remain-open-on-weekends-too

 

200 schools, colleges to be upgraded in six months

A total of 200 government schools and colleges of the federal capital will be upgraded within six to eight months in the next phase of the Prime Minister’s Education Reforms Programme. In the last phase of the programme, the remaining 200 educational institutions will see up gradation.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/102406-200-schools-colleges-to-be-upgraded-in-six-months

 

NCA graduates degree show 2016 opens

The NCA Graduates Degree Show 2016 opened here Wednesday showcasing a collection of handpicked art from the Thesis Display at NCA Lahore and Rawalpindi at My Art World. National College of Arts (NCA), the artistic hub of Pakistan, boasts a history of artistic and cultural diversity. Initially founded as the Mayo School of Arts in 1875, the institution has played a vital role in the ever evolving Pakistani contemporary art scene, said Zara, Curator of the show.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/03/nca-graduates-degree-show-2016-opens/

 

Punjab

 

Shuffling in education department

Secretary Education, Abdul Jabbar Shaheen has demanded the list of such officials of Rawalpindi’s education department who have been on the same seat for the past three years. It is expected that EDO and DO will also be transferred.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103378311&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160303

 

Education sector: Beneficiaries set to rise to 2.3 million

As a result of continued annual expansions in free educational initiatives of the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF), the total number of beneficiaries will rise to 2.3 million students by the end of the year, PEF MD Tariq Mehmood said on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1057415/education-sector-beneficiaries-set-to-rise-to-2-3-million/

 

Progress linked to education

No country can progress or face future challenges without modern education, Bhakhar District Education Officer Dr. Malik Munir Hussain Kalla said.  Addressing the inaugural function of newly-established Beacon Model Public School here the other day, he said that the Punjab Schools Reforms Roadmap was a revolutionary programme for which all possible resources were being provided by the government to ensure its success.  Local educationists, teachers, parents, social workers and elites of the area were also present on the occasion.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/03-Mar-2016/progress-linked-to-education

 

Free school books for PEF’s partner schools

Punjab Education Foundation has issued a circular to its partner schools for providing free books to the students. The partner schools will be provided the free books according to their demands.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103379269&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160303

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10,000 schools can be built instead of Orange Train, says Ch Sarwar

Presidential candidate of PTI Punjab, Ch Muhammad Sarwar has said that expenditure of health and education budget on Orange Line is nothing less than state level terrorism. 47 pc children are out of school but the leaders are bent upon making the metro train.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103378576&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160303

 

Petition for Free Education in Aitchison College

A petition has been filed in the Lahore High court for providing free education in Aitchison College by a citizen Feroz Shah Gillani.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-03-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=06_02.gif

 

Government fails to enhance enrolment rates

No reduction was seen in the proportion of students out of school in the year 2015. 15% of children between ages 6 to 16 are out of school. 85% of the under education children are lagging behind in learning capabilities.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-03-03&edition=LHR&id=2212445_67218901

 

Screening of documentary film ‘Education: Our Future’

Plan International Pakistan held the screening of its documentary film ‘Education: Our Future’. Another report, “From darkness to light” was also launched.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-03-03&edition=LHR&id=2212484_43482425

 

Deans appointed at GCU

The Punjab government on Wednesday appointed renowned historian Prof Dr. Tahir Kamran Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and eminent physicist Prof Dr. Raiz Ahmad Dean, Faculty of Engineering at the Government College University Lahore for a period of three years on the recommendations of Vice Chancellor Prof Hassan Amir Shah against the posts that were lying vacant since their inception in 2002 and 2009 respectively.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/03/03/city/lahore/deans-appointed-at-gcu/

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Medical college case: LHC seeks record from govt to issue NOC

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Ayesha A Malik has sought record from the federal government about issuance of no objection certificate (NOC) to establish a medical college. The judge ordered the government to produce the record until March 9. The judge issued the directions while hearing a petition of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member and singer Abrarul Haq.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-03-03/page-14/detail-4

 

Lecture “Refugee situation in Berlin and Europe”

Punjab University Pakistan Centre (PSC) will organise a lecture on “Refugee situation in Berlin and Europe” on Thursday (today) at 11 am. Prof. Dr. Bettina Robotka of Institute of Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany will be the keynote speaker on the occasion, according to a press release issued here on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/3-3-2016/page19.asp

 

TEVTA short courses from 5th

Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority is introducing demand driven short courses for customer support executives and meat technology from March 5, 2016. According to a press release issued on Wednesday, all these efforts are being made according to the vision of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif to materialise/transform the slogan of “Skillful Youngster and Prosper Punjab” into reality. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/102433-Tevta-short-courses-from-5th

 

ABE-UK, City University sign MoU

An accreditation agreement was signed here between City University of Science & IT Peshawar and Association of Business Executives (ABE-UK) for improving university educational standard and academic ranking.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/102412-ABE-UK-City-University-sign-MoU

 

Projects by students on display

TNS Beacon house organised an event to showcase International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB-MYP) students’ personal projects. Held at DHA campus auditorium on March 2, 2016, the presentations and displays were also open to parents and students from other schools.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/102432-Projects-by-students-on-display

 

Knowledge is must for any nation to survive: Dr. Mujahid

Lahore—Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Mujahid Kamran has said that knowledge was a must for any nation for surviving with respect in the world and there is need to amend comprehension of knowledge and knowledge means knowledge of nature. He was addressing the “5th Invention to Innovation Summit 2016” of Punjab University Office of Research Innovation & Commercialisation (ORIC) at Al-Razi Hall here on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/03/knowledge-is-must-for-any-nation-to-survive-dr-mujahid/

 

Plan chalked out for free text books distribution

Lahore—The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has chalked out textbooks distribution plan for the upcoming academic year 2016-17. These books will be provided free of cost to the school partners for their subsequent distribution in the students. For this purpose, a textbooks distribution committee has been set up with PEF-Director (finance) Kamran Hafeez as its convener. This committee has issued circular, here today, detailing necessary guidelines for the school partners.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/03/plan-chalked-out-for-free-text-books-distribution/

 

Sindh

 

Court extends the bail of Education Department Officer

Sindh High court’s two member bench, being led by Justice Ahmed Ali Sheikh, has extended the bail before arrest of education department official. In the NAB’s report it was revealed that the accused had made 13,000 illegal recruitment's.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103378099&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160303

 

Results announced by UoK

University of Karachi has announced the results for MA Final Year Private (Politics and Urdu). 202 students took the exam. 27 got first division and 124 got 2nd Division. Passing percentage remained at 74.75%.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103377602&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160303

 

Preparation for Grade 9 and 10 exams

Chairman Board of Secondary Education Karachi, Prof. Anwaar Ahmed Zai has said that all the preparations have been made for the Grade 9 and 10 exams to be held from 28th of March. Students will get their admit card before 28th of March.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103377601&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160303

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PhD Program to be started in MAJU

Rector of Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Dr. Zubair Ahmed Sheikh has said that PhD programs in Faculty of Computing Sciences will be starting from next year after getting approved from Pakistan Engineering Council.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-03-03/page-3

 

Habib Bank collaborated with Sindh Madrissatul Islam

SMIU’s Vice Chancellor, Dr. Muhammad Ali Sheikh and Habib Bank’s President, Noman K Dar signed a MoU to collaborate in the field of education. Habib Bank will provide scholarships to students for Undergraduate and PhD programs.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-03-03/page-3

 

13-year girl raped by class teacher

A 13-year girl was raped by her class teacher in school of Nao Abad village in Bakrani taluka. The victim girl revealed this when her ultrasound and urine reports were detected positive having nine weeks pregnancy. She was brought to medico-legal section of the Chandka Medical College Hospital, Larkana, by Hatri Ghulam Shah Police.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/03/02/city/karachi/13-year-girl-raped-by-class-teacher/

STEVTA ‘reluctant’ to release funds for students’ Training

KARACHI: The Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA) administration has transferred the Government College Technology (GCT) Mechanical Department head after he demanded budget to conduct training of the students.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-03-03/page-4/detail-1

 

OUP announces Winners of OBR awards

KARACHI: Oxford University Press (OUP) announced the names of the national winners of its exciting school reading programme — Oxford Big Read (OBR). The first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, OBR was launched across schools in Pakistan in September last year. The idea behind this project is to introduce schoolchildren to quality reading materials and to inculcate in them a lifelong love of reading, leading to appreciation of the written word, and better learning and critical thinking skills.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-03-03/page-15/detail-7

 

558 women being trained in Healthcare

Mithi—Divisional Commissioner Mirpurkhas, Shafique Ahmed Meshesar has said that training is being imparted to 558 women for better healthcare of mother and child. The DC urged all the women to utilize instruments provided to them to bring improvement in healthcare system in Thar area. Later, the trainee women informed the DC about different health related issues being handled by them during training.—APPco

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/03/558-women-being-trained-in-healthcare/

 

Ebad for expansion of SZABUL in other parts of province

Karachi—Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law (SZABUL) has the distinction and privilege to be the first University in the field of law in Pakistan and as such it is a milestone in the education of Law and would benefit the students pursuing professional career as Lawyers. SZABUL has progressed very rapidly after its foundation in 2013.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/03/ebad-for-expansion-of-szabul-in-other-parts-of-province/

 

PhD and MPhil seminar in University of Sindh

Jamshoro’s University of Sindh will hold seven PhD and MPhil seminars today and tomorrow. Deans of Natural Sciences and Arts Faculties have invited teachers from all the faculties of university.

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Jinnah University’s Students present their Final Thesis

Students of Visual Studies Department of University of Sindh showcased their final project thesis through stalls. Graphics and Textile designing stalls caught the interest of visitors.

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Editorial/Op-ed

 

Q & As on academic career By Syed Azhar Husnain Abidi

Q: I am a student of FSc Pre-Engineering with percentage of 63.88. I am interested to do Bachelors in Geo-Physics or Environmental Sciences. Which one should I adopt?

Ans: Geo-physics is a very important and vital field. The scope of geological sciences is increasing both within Pakistan and all over the world.

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Tharparkar failing

It should be understood that there are multiple factors for the current situation in Tharparkar and there is a need for multi-sectoral interventions to address the social, economic and cultural reasons behind this mayhem. Similarly, responding to malnutrition also requires a multi-sectoral approach involving health, education, social protection, water and sanitation, and the agricultural and private sectors.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1058137/tharparkar-failing/

 

Letters to the Editor

 

Ban on student unions in academic institutes

Some people are advocating for lifting the ban on student unions in academic institutes. But current situation doesn’t allow us to indulge the students in politics.

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Condition of academic institutes

Education is the guarantor for growth in any country. Developed countries put special focus upon education and allocate a big portion of budget for education.

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Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Education environment ruined due to vacant posts

D I khan: Despite the education emergency in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, still vacancies vacant in more than 300 Government Schools for Grade 19 Principals. The parents are worried and protesting against Education Department, who are aware of the situation and are not taking any action. This situation is a moment of thoughts for all DDO’s and Secretary Education.

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=2

Demand for construction of two new rooms

Mardan: The ANP member and Youth counselor, Mr. Shehbaz Garri Ali Syed Khan of Khud Kothe Saeedabad demanded for the construction of 2 classrooms in GPS Bara Banda 1 due to a greater number of students. He further said that all the requirements of school must be fulfilled including washroom facility too.

Complete Story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/195/akhbar-e-khyber/page/4

Protests against irregularities in teachers appointments

Landi kotal: The various members and heads of the Landi kotal district said that the expected appointment of teachers’ posts is the right of local residents, adding that if local teachers will be neglected, then resistance to their decision will be shown. They also demanded from influential officers to appoint teachers on the basis of rules & regulations and policy.

Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx

Board Chairman’s action against teachers is condemnable: Zafar Ali

Peshawar: The Chairman of Peshawar Board’s action against teachers is condemnable. He should first consult the District Nazim in that regard, so the situation would not get worse like now.  Mr. Zafar Ali Khan, the District Nazim of Shabqadar shared his views in a meeting with teachers.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.5

A Nation cannot succeed without education: Khawaja Muhammad

Peshawar: The SDO Education Mr. Khawaj Muhammad on the opening ceremony of a new room in government school stated that students are future of our nation and if we want to secure their future as well as country’s than we must educate them. He further said that only education is a key through which nations can rule the world, so we must keep educating our first priority. 

 Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-Nas, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.3

Merit totally rejected and ruined in Khushal Khan University

Karak: The merit is totally rejected & ruined in Khushal Khan University and ETEA test failed, Adhoc lecturers are still on their duty and taking high salaries because of favoritism of Vice Chancellor.

Daily Surkhab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.5

Raid on houses of teachers and their arrest is illegal: Tanzeem-e-Asatzah

Charsadda: The Tanzeem-e-Asatzah President, Mr. Muhammad Nasir Khan said that teachers arrest and raid on their houses is illegal. They are nation builders, but treated as terrorist and thieves.  The Chairman board must be dismissed on this act. He further said that teachers were protesting for their legal rights.

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.3

Balochistan

Educational facilities are inadequate in Balochistan: PSF

District Quetta: The PSF stated that Provincial Education Minister Claims of educational development are quite changed than reality. The educational facilities are inadequate in Balochistan. Student bus provided to district Harnai which is still not operated and students are commuting which is lamentable. The PSF condemned deficiencies of education department.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-03-2016/quetta/page2.asp

Commencement of 9th & 10th class examinations

District Qilla Abdullah: 9th & 10th examinations have been started in district Qilla Abdullah; section 144 is imposed in surroundings of examination centers. Thousands of students are undergoing the process of examinations. 1st time in the history of Balochistan students are allowed to appear in examination after taking thumb impression before entering in examination hall.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-03-2016/quetta/page7.asp

Pakistan reform committee decides to commence education campaign 

District Quetta: The Pakistan Reform Committee held meetings chaired by Mr. Ubaidullah Khan with other members, said that poor children’s will be admitted in schools and parents will be made aware about importance of education through door to door educational campaign.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103377728&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160303

Recruitment's in Balochistan University without advertisement are unacceptable: Student organizations

District Quetta: The Students organizations stated that recruitments in Baluchistan University, without advertisement are unacceptable. They said nepotism, corruption and favoritism are the root causes of university deterioration. Lot of vacancies is still vacant in university but administration is not advertising these vacancies properly.

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 3

No compromise will be made on security of educational institutions: Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar

District Quetta: The Spokesperson Baluchistan Government Mr. Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar said that the security of educational institutions have become a question mark after attack on Bacha Khan University. He said special security policy for educational institutions is under process and will provide full proof security once completed, adding that all political parties and Government officials are on unanimous platform for countering this issue.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 8

Punjab

All government schools to be handed over to private sector

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of the Punjab has decided to hand over all Government Primary and Secondary Schools to the private sector.  The handing over of the schools will be done by the year 2017 through District Education authorities who will have the powers to hire and fire teachers and other Staff, increase in Fees, Pension Rules, vacations and holiday rules and registration of schools.   

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 9

Private school charging two months advance fees

District Rahim Yar Khan: A resident of Sadiqabad and a former Councilor has alleged that Bismillah Higher Secondary School Management has threatened the parents to pay 2 months advance fee otherwise roll number slips of students will not be issued for the Matriculation Examinations.  The students were being asked by the management to pay the fees for the months of March and April in advance.  

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 15

All students to ensure 95 per cent attendance

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of the Punjab has decided to ensure 95 per cent attendance of all students from Nursery to Intermediate.  The head teachers or the class teachers who will not be able to ensure 95 per cent of attendance will be punished by a fine or deduction of a full month salary.   

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 2

77 years old School building could collapse any time

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government Boys High School was established in 1938 and the building was never repaired, renovated or reconstructed after that.  The parents have feared that the 77 years old building could collapse any time and cause a major accident and harm the lives of the hundreds of students.  The parents have demanded the construction of a new building for the school.   

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 4

Lahore High Court stays the transfer orders of a teacher

District Bahawalpur: The Lahore High Court Bahawalpur Bench has stayed the transfer orders of Mohammed Qasim, a school teacher.  Mohammed Qasim had filed a petition that his transfer orders were against the transfer policy.  The High Court issued orders to stop his Transfer.

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High School Girls forced to sit under huts

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The building of Government Girls Higher Secondary School Mahana Hamdani was declared dangerous in 2005 and Government of the Punjab had told the DCO to inspect the building and get it reconstructed in 2014, but so far the building has not been reconstructed and the girls are compelled to sit under huts to continue their Education.  

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 7

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Primary School building completely ruined

District Nawabshah: The building of Government Primary School, village Nabi Bux Pali is completely ruined due to heedlessness of the higher authorities. The students are getting education under open sky for past five years.

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Teachers continue protest over nonpayment of salary

District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre held protest before District Session Court, over nonpayment of salary for past 39 months.

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212 college side employees still lingering for regularization

Sukkur: The Regional Director has restored 300 employees of college side, out of 500, but the remaining 212 staff is still looking for their reinstatement.

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STEVTA starts enquiry against school running in record

District Larkana: The Vocational Training School was approved for village Mad Bahoo but it was running in a temporary building in larkana city. But the Director General STEVTA has started inquiry of the closed school which was running in the education record.

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Girl’s school dysfunctional for past 8 years

District Tando Allahyar: The Government Girls School, village Jaam Khan Lighari is dysfunctional, for the last 8 years, due to noncompliance of the Education Department. The SMC funds are being grabbed.

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Villagers protest for school building

District Larkana: The residents of village Muhammad Khan Chandio held protest for school building in the village, declaring that more than 200 children are compelled to study under open sky.

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Protest continued against capturing of school plot

District Dadu: The citizens of Bhan Saeedabad held protest on the call of school bachayo committee against the local land lord, on his attempt of capturing of School plot.

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Education Minister takes suo moto notice of sexual harassment against a girl

District Larkana: A four class student, Rafia Kalhoro was physically abused by her school teacher at Government School village Nao Abad, near Taluka Bakrani Larkana. While the parents have disallowed their girls to attend the school, due to inhuman act of barbaric Teacher’s sexual attempt on Rafia Kalhoro for continuous three months. He has been arrested for. On the other hand, the Minister for Education Mr. Nisar Ahmed has taken suo moto notice of the issue and dismissed the teacher, while issuing directives to the Police to take severe steps against the culprit.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-03-03/news/page1/1%20(8).htm

School building near to collapse

District Sijawal: The building of oldest Madrasah Hashmia School has turned into ruins due to carelessness of the Education Department. The students are afraid to attend the School, due to its dangerous condition. The residents have demanded for new building, but no response has seemed.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-03-03/news/page3/1%20(1).htm

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Primary School building cracking

District Sanghar: The building of Government main Primary School Sinjhoro is cracking. It was not repaired after its construction in 1975. The students are compelled to sit under open sky and study.

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Students deprived of education due to closure of school

District Thatta: The Government Primary School, village Ishaq Jokhio is dysfunctional since years, leaving students deprived of right to education. School SMC funds are violated.

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College building without compound wall

District Ghotki: The wild animals enter the building, due to collapsing of compound wall of the Mono Technical and Degree College pano Akil. Even the students are insecure.

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Vocational Training Center turned into Police Center

District Khairpur Mirs: The citizens of Kahirpur held protest against the turning of Government Vocational Training Center into Police Center due to carelessness of the IBA management.

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School roof pieces tumbling

District Badin: The condition of Government Primary School, village Fatih Muhammad Narejo is poor. Its roof pieces are falling; the students feel insecure while attending it.

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Celebration of education week in school

District Dadu: Educational Week celebration was held at Government High School Manzoorabad, where debates, speeches, colorful program and many other quiz competitions were organized by the students.

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Allegation of illegal appointments on Chairman Book Board

Hyderabad: A member of sindh Text Book Board Jamhsoro Employees Association has declared in his statement that four retired employees of the board are appointed illegally on contract, by the Chairman Text Book Board, being contrary to the ban on jobs in Sindh.

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