Chitral Teacher Suspended for Beating Students
A schoolteacher who brutally beat students at a state-run elementary school in Chitral has been suspended after a cell phone video which captured him in the act went viral. The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Directorate of Elementary and Secondary Education (E&SE) also formed a two-member committee to conduct an inquiry into the use of corporal punishment by the teacher.
KP to Train 9,000 Teachers in Coming Three Years, 7000 Trained From 2013
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education (E&SE) has resolved to train around 9,000 teachers in different subjects in the next three years, on top of the 7000 it claims have been trained for capacity building since 2013. The E&SE teachers training wing, Provincial Institute of Teacher Education (PITE), Deputy Director Khalid Shah informed Daily Times that the purpose of training was to develop the interpersonal skills of the teachers to improve the quality of their interaction with students and teachers.
All Students at Nowshera School Fail FSc Exam
Not a single student from the pre-medical group in Government Girls Higher Secondary School (GGHSS) Akbarpura Nowshera passed her intermediate examination. The provincial government upgraded GGHSS Akbarpura to a higher secondary school in May 2014. However, so far not a single science teacher has been appointed at the institute.
Non-Availability of Admission Seats is putting the Future of Students in the Dark
A shortage of seats in government Degree College Landi Kotal is putting the future of students in the dark. Students have made an appeal to start the second shift.
Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-08-03/page-2
Teachers Must Keep Their Focus on Research
Vice chancellor of Islamia College University Professor Dr Habib has urged teachers to r focus on research because nowadays the quality of Universities depends on the research abilities of teachers.
Medical Studies and Research is the Need of the Hour, a Must for Development
Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor on Tuesday said that medical studies and research is the need of the hour. Khyber Medical University (KMU) provides ample opportunities to contribute to medical science studies and research in the region. Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra expressed these views while presiding over the senate meeting of Khyber Medical University at the Governor House Peshawar.
Headmaster Suspended for Negligence
Falling ceiling plaster at Government Boys High School Burro Tehsil, Thal, in Jacobabad district injured four students of class eight. Jacobabad district officer Sadiq Baloch has been directed by Sindh education minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar to immediately suspend headmaster Abdul Aziz Burro for negligence. Dahar said that it is the prime responsibility of the heads of educational institutions to take safety measures for their students.
Announcement from Bolan Medical College
According to a press release issued by the management of Bolan Medical College, educational activities were due to begin from 3 August 2016 but the shifting of rooms according to the allotment list could not be completed . Educational activities will now begin from 8 August 2016.
Arrangements should be done for the Education Institutes of Gilgit Baltistan
The chairman of Gilgit Baltistan United Student Organization Liaqat-e-Uzma has said that students of Gilgit Baltistan are facing problems in other provinces because there are no medical, engineering and law colleges in Gilgit baltistan, and there is a general lack of quality education in these areas.
Renovation of Capital’s Educational Institutions behind Schedule
The planned renovations of the federal educational institutions may not be completed by the August 8 deadline, even though the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has forwarded the PC-I to the Ministry of Planning and Reforms, according to sources. Initially, Rs. 3179 million had been requested in the proposed project for the official nod of the Planning Commission.
We Need Trauma Sensitive Schools in Pakistan
Trauma is an umbrella term for stress, which continues beyond one’s ability to cope. While interest in adult trauma has comparatively spiked, strategies to deal with stress and trauma in children are yet to be developed. Without proper means to address this trauma, we will remain powerless in helping affected children.
Pakistan Pledges Probe into Gulen-Run Schools
Yesterday, Turkey pressed Pakistan to act against Pak-Turk schools, allegedly run by cleric Fethullah Gulen, as Ankara fully backed Islamabad on the Kashmir dispute with India. Although his Pakistan counterpart Sartaj Aziz – Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs – only promised to investigate the working of Pak-Turk schools network, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Islamabad had pledged its full support in closing down schools and businesses across Pakistan linked to the ‘Fethullah terrorist organisation.’
Reunion Ceremony at F-6 Girls College
The Islamabad College for Girls (ICG) in F-6/2 is the oldest girls' college in Islamabad having an impressive list of alumni and graduates. The college has developed a strong network with the dedication of its Alumni Association which, as per tradition, held a reunion on the 23rd of July 2016, at the ICG F-6/2 campus auditorium. The event was organized under the supervision of Mrs. Syeda Saira Kamran, the President of the Alumni Association, and her team including Mrs. Zainab Raza, the Vice President, Ms Aasiya Rafique, General Secretary and Ms Saniya Haris, Treasurer.
Regional Campuses: AIOU to Strengthen Student Support System
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has decided to further strengthen its 44 regional campuses across the country to upgrade student support system. Regional directors will provide best possible services to students in admission, study and examinations. Directions to this effect were issued by the AIOU Vice-Chancellor, Dr Shahid Siddiqui, on Tuesday through a video-conference, said a press release.
Golden Jubilee Celebrations: QAU - A Tale of Achievements
The Quaid-e-Azam University, which is celebrating its golden jubilee this year been one of the top-ranking universities in Pakistan since 2007, according to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) rankings. It has continuously been featured among the top ten institutes, and has also ranked at number one multiple times.
Incompetency of Quaid e Azam University Administration
The administration of Quaid e Azam University has still not been able to submit its annual budget for the next academic session. The budget is planned by the administration and presented before the syndicate, from where it is approved.
Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-08-03/page-3
Training on ‘Eidetic Therapy for Trauma’ Concludes at Bahria University
A six-day Professional Training on ‘Eidetic Therapy for Trauma’ concluded here on Tuesday at Bahria University Islamabad Campus by the Professional Psychology Department in collaboration with Eidetic Psychology Solutions, Ireland. The training was conducted to prepare therapists as Bahria University plans to set up a Trauma Centre for the psychological treatment of trauma-effected cases.
Separation of PIMS from SZABMU Demanded
A resolution for separation of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) from Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU) and the restoration of the hospital to its original status was unanimously passed during a general body meeting held at PIMS here on Tuesday.
All Jihad Related Material Removed from the Course now Proposed by the Federal Education Board
All jihad related material was removed from the new course. This includes verses from Quran and their translations. Following this news, all religious groups have expressed a strong objection.
Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-08-03/page-3
CII Wants Jihad Verses to be taught in Schools
The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has demanded that verses about jihad should be included in the proposed syllabi for public sector institutions, for primary to higher secondary education. The demand came on Tuesday during the council’s meeting, chaired by its Chairman Maulana Muhammad Sheerani, in which the proposed syllabus was reviewed.
Punjab CM to Pay Surprise Visits to Schools
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif will pay surprise visits public sector schools in all districts including Rawalpindi after summer vacations. He will hold on-the-spot probes from the teachers into administrative affairs and quality of education.
Teachers Warn against the Privatisation of Schools
A new grand alliance of teachers, “Punjab Teachers Council”, has demanded that the Punjab government immediately withdraw its notification to privatise public schools by handing them over to the private sector through Punjab Education Foundation (PEF). The alliance demanded that the government refrain from handing over public schools to Danish Schools and Centres of Excellence Authority. These demands were put forward in a joint meeting of different teachers’ associations which announced the launch of the movement under a joint platform—Punjab Teachers Council (PTC).
Access of Education for Needy People
Punjab Education foundation has provided free education to needy students and made easy access of education possible in every village and town.
120 DTEs to be Dismissed
The provincial government has decided to dismiss 120 District Teachers Educators on the basis of poor performance. Assistant Education Officers will be given the complete authority of monitoring schools.
Punjab Government to Give 13 Educational Institutions to Danish Schools
Punjab teacher’s council has protested against the decision of the Punjab government to give 13 of its finest institutions over to the authority of Danish Schools System.
Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-08-03/page-5
Armed Men Resort to Aerial Firing in Wah School
Local police foiled a bid of armed persons to occupy a private school building located in Lalazar area yesterday. On receiving information about the presence of armed men in the school, a police contingent led by Station House Officer Inspector Zaheer Ud Din Babar rushed to the spot. However the armed men managed to flee the scene successfully. Police registered a case against the accused under different sections and started an investigation.
Decision to Convert Degree College Raiwind to a State of the Art College
A decision has been taken to convert Government Degree College for Girls to a state of the art Model College. For this purpose, their BS (4 year) program will begin immediately. The Department of Education has issued an NOC. Initially admissions will be opened for a four year program of mass communication in applied psychology.
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Punjab University Summoned by Lahore High Court for Clarification
Lahore high court has asked the Punjab government to clarify its decision to implement the law of 5 year LLB course that has been implemented this year, although there were plans to do so in 2018.
Walk for Dengue Awareness
Punjab University organised an anti-dengue awareness walk at the varsity’s New Campus on Tuesday. PU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Mujahid Kamran led the walk, which was taken from the Undergraduate Block to the Institute of Education and Research (IER). A large number of faculty members and employees from various departments attended the walk.
Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/139728-Walk-against-dengue
Nursing School Approved in 1993 Opens
A School of Nursing & Midwifery was inaugurated at the Teaching Hospital Dera Ghazi Khan on Tuesday. The project was approved by the Health Department in 1993 but remained pending due to the negligence of the concerned local administration of the health department.
Intern Nurses, LHVs Deprived of Hostel
All the 150 intern nurses and lady health visitors (LHVs) are faced with a great ordeal after the demolition of one of the two hostels of Public Health Nursing School, Sialkot. The hostel adjacent to Govt Allama Iqbal Memorial DHQ/ Teaching Hospital, was demolished by the management of the neighbouring Muhammad Safdar Medical College for expanding the college’s new building.
70pc Students Clear SSC General Group Part II Exams
According to the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) General Group Part II’s annual examination result, announced by the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) on Tuesday, 70.19 percent students cleared the examinations. Students with the top three positions secured 741, 736 and 734 marks respectively, out of a total of 850. The top three students are all girls.
Attendance Record of Students will be Maintained in Examination Institutes
Chairman Secondary Education Board of Karachi Anwar Ahmadzai has said that the announcement of genuine results is a proof of the collective effort of the whole board. From next month, the teams of the board will visit different government and private schools to maintain a record of students’ attendance.
No Order Received to Close Pak-Turk Schools
Provincial Minister of Education Jam Mahtab Hussain had a meeting with the representatives of Pak-Turk School. In the meeting it was said that no order was issued from the Federal, Sindh or Turkish governments to close Pak-Turk schools. The news of the schools closing was dismissed as a rumour.
Ownership of Islamia College Still in Question
The ownership of Islamia College is still in question and a hearing is underway in Supreme Court. According to the Sindh government, the college was nationalized in 1972 but after the 18 constitutional amendment, it is the property of the Sindh government
Students of University of Karachi Reject Fee Hike
The student council of the Jamiat staged a referendum in Karachi University against the fee hike. The recent increase in the fee by the university administration is the main reason behind the protest.
Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-08-03/page-3
Farooq Sattar, Amir Liaquat Ride into Karachi University in Style
Pillion-riding behind members of the All Pakistan Muttahida Student Organisation (APMSO) on motorcycles, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leaders Dr Farooq Sattar and Dr Amir Liaquat made an entry into Karachi University’s (KU) arts lobby on Tuesday, after they were stopped by Rangers from entering in their own cars.
Degree college students deprived of basic Facilities
Bajour Agency: The Students of Bajour Agency have been unable to obtain admissions into Barkhaloz Degree College. Islami Jamiat -e-Tulba Bajour Agency Nazim said that the college also lacks the basic facilities of computer labs, water, hostels, library, classrooms and teachers. He demanded the MNA and senators approve a solar tube well system for the college.
Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2
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Local Students are unable to get admissions in the only Higher Secondary School of Kohat
Kohat: Admissions have been closed for local students in the only Higher Secondary School of Kohat. The best teachers are receiving salaries in lacs but cannot agree on admissions of students. The Higher Secondary School has been running without a principal for the past year and a half.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.5
Turkey demands that Pakistan close Gulan backed schools: Joint press conference
Islamabad: Turkey repeatedly demands that Pakistan close down the school network supposedly related to Gulen. Foreign adviser Sartaj Aziz said that if any school found was found engaging in illegal activities then action would be taken. The Turkish Foreign Minister also announced support for the Pakistan stance on the Kashmir issue.
Complete Story: Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.1
500 schools closed in FATA under the rationalization plan
Peshawar: Due to the Rationalization Policy of the federal government, nearly 500 schools will be closed down in the tribal areas. These schools have been ordered shut on the basis of either having very low enrollment rates, or because they are being used for purposes other than that of imparting education. Civil society and human rights organizations have declared the Rationalization Plan to be against Education and demanded that the Federal Government look over the plan again, as this plan may be the reason for many students to quit education. The Federal Government has issued a Rationalization policy which says that if a school has less than 45 students then it should be closed, and these students may be shifted to other schools where there are more students. However, it would difficult for one teacher to teach a larger number of students. Moreover, it is also nearly impossible for girls to leave nearby schools and go to schools that are further off.
Complete Story: Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.2
JUI has demand that student issues be resolved from the very first day
Buner: JUI arranged a Dinner Party to celebrate the approval of Buner University, in which all the leaders and students were present and complimented the struggles of Provincial minister Habib-ur-Rehman. They said that a university in Buner was the foremost demand of local people and youth. They said that they expect the Minister to resolve other student’s issues as well as JUI is serving to resolve Students' issues from the very first day.
Complete Story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.3
No compromise over Education standard: Abdul Saboor Kakar
District Quetta: The Provincial Secretary Education Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar said that no compromise will be made over educational standards. He paid a surprise visit to Qilli Ismail High school, inspected the classes, and asked question from students.
Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 06
No female teacher in Girls Primary school Naka Kharri
District Lasbela: The DEO Lasbela Mr. Muhammad Azeem Sajidi said there is no female teacher in Girls Primary school Naka Kharri. He said that the seat is lying vacant & no one takes receives a salary from this school. He warned against spreading propaganda.
Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No: 02
More than 37000 children are getting Education in community schools: BEF
District Quetta: The Balochistan Education Foundation stated in a press release that more than 37000 children are enrolled and receiving education in the community schools of BEF. BEF has established 633 schools in 32 districts of the province. Among the students, 44% are girl students. From these 633 schools, BEF constructed 218 school buildings and provided solar panels and other basic necessities. The project BEF has been named the 2nd best project in Asia.
Complete story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No: 03
Educational claims are limited to newspaper statements in Balochistan: Haji Qayoom Nasir
District Quetta: The Provincial Organizer of All Government Teachers Association registered Baluchistan, Mr. Haji Abdul Qayoom, along with others said that educational emergency claimers have deteriorated the education system all over Baluchistan. They said political interference and favoritism has shaken the roots of the education department. Corruption and junior officials’ appointments over senior administrative posts is also a cause of the deterioration of education in Balochistan.
Complete story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No: 08
Primary school in pitiable condition: BSO
District Bolan: The President BSO Pachar Much zone, Mr. Shahid Baloch along with others said that Rehmania Primary school is deprived of basic facilities like potable water, electricity, gas connections, and furniture. He said the education emergency is a question mark on the provincial government. Due to such miserable conditions of education, the future of students is at risk. The government should take positive steps to resolve these issues on a priority basis.
Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 03
EDO Education Dera Ghazi Khan answered for illegal appointment
District Multan: The Multan High Court Bench has issued orders to stop appointments of Assistant Education Officers, with reference to applications against illegal appointment. Applicant Mr. Fiaz has alleged that in spite of clearing the NTS and interview with remarkable position, EDO has appointed another person who had failed in NTS. The Multan High Court has ordered the EDO Education Dera Ghazi Khan to stop appointments and asked him to answer by 9th August 2016.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-08-03/page-8
Punjab Education Foundation orders partner schools to ensure security and safety before opening
District Layyah: The Punjab Education Foundation has instructed its partner Schools through a circular that they must ensure the security of schools as per Government Policy, and be prepared to tackle any incident on an immediate basis.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan. Page No.7
Government Primary School Chak # 85/15-L without boundary wall
District Mian Channu: The Government Primary School Chak # 85/15-L does not have a boundary wall or even any security guard. This could lead to unfortunate incidents. The residents have appealed to the Chief Minister Punjab that take notice, and issued an order to appoint a security guard and construct the boundary wall of the school.
Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan. Page No. 06
Parents protest against illegal fees in PEF School
District Rahim Yar Khan: Al- Noor Model High School, under the Punjab Education Foundation, charged a fee of Rs.500 per student for the issuance of character certificates and result cards, even though the school receives funds from PEF. The parents and community protested and demanded that the authorities take notice.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan. Page No. 06
Society needs to play a vital role in the betterment of Education: Speakers
District Rahim Yar Khan: Idara Taleem O Agahi presented the results of education in Rahim Yar Khan in a seminar. The results had been collected under the survey of ASER. Many distinguished people participated in this seminar. They all shared their comments, agreeing that the community needs to participate for the betterment of education.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, and Page 3
Student faints while receiving punishment
District Jacobabad: A Student of Class 1 was beaten by his teachers at Government Primary School Muhammad Hassan Sarki, and fainted due to punishment.
Connections of Two Girls Schools removed
District Dadu: Hundreds of Girls have to face difficulties, due to the disconnection of electricity of two Government Schools in Johi.
Protest against closure of School
District Mirpurkhas: The residents of Kot Ghulam Muhammad stood against the closure of Government Boys Primary School due to teacher’s deputation to another School after his biometric verification.
Daily Ibrat, Page no. 5
Primary School closed due to unavailability of Teachers
District Khairpur Mirs: The Government Primary School village Shafi Muhammad Shar, near Tahri Mir Wah, has been dysfunctional for the past two years due to the unavailability of teachers. Education of more than 200 students has been affected.
MPA involved in turning Library into a storage house
District Sukkur: A Library Building was constructed in Rohri, but it could not be made functional. A PPP MPA, Mr. Naasir Shah, has been found to be involved in turning it into a storage house.
15 Primary Schools closed due to biometric verification
District Khairpur Mirs: Around fifteen Governments have been closed in Taluka Sobho Dero due to the biometric verification of teachers and their deputation to other schools.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-08-03/news/page2/1%20(4).htm
Primary School dysfunctional due to the carelessness of the Education Department
District Shikarpur: The main Government Primary School, Cheechro City, is dysfunctional due to the carelessness of the Education Department. Students have to resort to attending schools in other remote areas.
Girls Middle School dysfunctional due to construction work
District Larkana: The Government Girls Middle School Bakrani is dysfunctional due to incomplete construction work of the building, which is causing difficulties for the girls.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-08-03/news/page3/1%20(5).htm
Protest for restoration of School
District Qamber Shahdadkot: The residents of Bhola Kalhora protested before the Press Club for the restoration of the Government Primary School of the village.
More than 70 Schools closed after biometric verification
District Mirpurkhas: More than seventy Government Schools have been reported to be dysfunctional due to frequent visits of biometric verification teams and their demands for bribe from the Headmasters and Supervisors.
Complete Story: Daily Ibrat, Page no. 5