Inter University athletics competition
All Pakistan Inter University Athletics Competition ended yesterday in Peshawar University. University of Central Punjab and Punjab University shared the trophy of champions. GCU Lahore stood runners-up and Peshawar University stood third.
Grade 5 exam becomes burdensome for teachers
Grade 5 exam was not only burdensome for K-P government but it also for the teachers. They did not perform their invigilation duties during the exams with full seriousness. They took the papers back from the students before the prescribed time.
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Lack of facilities in Landi Kotal’s Primary School
The only Primary School in far flung are of Landi Kotal, Aash Khel, is lacking in facilities. The boundary wall and main gate of school had fallen but no steps have yet been taken to rebuild them.
Improvements in academic institutes
Speaker Balochistan Assembly,Raheela Durani has said that joint efforts are needed for bringing out improvements in the academic institutes. She was talking to media persons upon her visit to Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University.
Growth not possible without education
Education is a light which enumerates and enlightens every aspect of our lives. Modern education is a very important need of the current time. Similarly, moral education of the students should also be given the priority.
Davis system to be introduced for security of academic Institutes
Ministry of CADD has decided to introduce Davis System for security inspection and monitoring of the 422 schools that come under the Federal Directorate of Education. The system will be used for real time monitoring, inspection and reporting.
Medical exam results
522 out of 622 doctors appearing in the medical exams from foreign countries have passed. The exam was conducted by National Examination Board, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council.
Planning Minister meets academics at MIT discusses collaboration
Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday held meetings with the leading figures at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and discussed with them collaboration between his ministry and the MIT in science and technology and establishment of a state of the art university in Pakistan.
IIUI, QAU ‘flouting’ CDA Building By-Laws
ISLAMABAD: The two biggest public sector universities of the capital – International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) and Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) are allegedly developing their buildings without the approved layout plan. The approval of layout plan from Capital Development Authority (CDA) is a legal requirement to initiate the development work on site.
AIOU launches degree programme in environment design
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has launched MSc degree programme in environmental design in collaboration with British Council and Higher Education Commission (HEC) for the benefit of engineering community.
FDE ‘Usurps’ rights of reinstated employees
Despite passage of over five years, the employees of Federal Directorate Education (FDE) are still looking for getting their fundamental rights whereas the announcement of new posts has aggravate their grief with the fear that may their rights may be usurped.
Bilateral agreement: IIUI inks MoU with Nigerian University
International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) and Sokoto State University Nigeria have joined hands for dissemination of knowledge in different fields of education by inking a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday.
Dr. Arshad Ali joins HEC as Executive Director
Islamabad—Prof. Dr. Arshad Ali, former Rector, National Textile University and founding Principal of the NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) has joined the Higher Education Commission (HEC) as Executive Director.
Scrutiny of teachers
Punjab’s Ministry of Education, has decided to conduct scrutiny of the teachers who have been recruited since 1990. The decision has been taken in the wake of recent scandal of ghost teachers in Kalar Syedan tehsil of Rawalpindi.
Protest against private schools bill
Owners of private schools staged a protest against the Punjab’s assembly bill for controlling private schools. Adeeb Javedani said that 30,000 private schools of Punjab have already closed down due to imposition of 23 different taxes on private schools. More schools are also going to shut themselves down. Ibrar Ahmed Khan has also lamented that the educational boards are charging the exam registration fees and sports fees only to the private school students.
Changes in financial assistance for schools affiliated with Voucher Scheme
Punjab Education Foundation has changed the modalities of financial assistance for the schools affiliated with the Voucher Scheme. The worth of voucher has been divided into primary, middle, secondary (arts) and secondary (science) group.
15% children in Punjab still out of school: ASER
LAHORE: The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) on Thursday revealed that 15% of Punjab’s children aged 6-16 still remain out of school, despite the recent focus of the federal and provincial governments on enrolment drives as a rhetoric on Article 25 A, the remaining 85% that are enrolled in the 6-16 age bracket are not learning much either.’
WPC delegation visits GCU
A delegation of World Punjabi Conference (WPC) Canada, led by its Chairman Ajiab Singh Chatta, visited the Government College University on Thursday and met with Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah and Faculty Languages, Islamic and Oriental Learning Dean Prof Muhammad Iqbal Shahid.
Education 2030 agenda discussed
The Punjab government, School Education Department, Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, Unicef and Unesco jointly organised a two-day consultation workshop on Sustainable Development Goal – 4 (SDG-4) “the Education 2030 Agenda”.
Delayed start of english paper and students caught cheating
The invigilation staff of many examination center’s reached on duty with delay. Yesterday, BISE Rawalpindi had to conduct the English paper for matriculation. But it was started late. It has also been revealed that this years the board has deployed lesser staff at the examination centers as compared to the previous years. Rana Mashood also inspected various examination centers of Lahore yesterday. Many students were also caught cheating in Lahore by the inspection teams. In Rawalpindi, 21 teachers have been suspended for supporting cheating in the English paper.
PU VC says genocide of Muslims going on due to lack of knowledge
Vice Chancellor (VC) Punjab University (PU) Professor Dr Mujahid Kamran has said that genocide of the Muslims is going on and they were facing destruction only because of lack of knowledge. He was addressing third degree awarding ceremony of Punjab University College of Pharmacy today. Dean Faculty of Pharmacy Prof Dr. Khalid Hussain, Principal College of Pharmacy Prof Dr Nadeem Irfan Bukhari, Controller of Examinations Prof Dr. Shahid Munir, Convener Dr Nawazish Hussain, faculty members and a large number of degree holder students attended the ceremony.
Convocation of Govt. township college
Chairman Punjab Higher Education Commission, Dr. Nizam ud Din has said that merely a degree can’t serve the real purpose of this life. Those who are getting academic degrees should also strive for the degrees that are necessary for the practical and professional life. He was addressing the 2nd Convocation of Govt. Township College.
Turkish experts to train TEVTA’s instructors
Experts of Turk Cooperation and Coordination Agency are going to give special training to the instructors of TEVTA. The training will last for two weeks and will be covering hospitality and tourism sector.
PU College of pharmacy’s 3rd convocation today
Punjab University College of Pharmacy will organize its 3rd convocation on Thursday (today) at 8:30am at Pearl Continental (Crystal Hall). PU VC Dr. Mujahid Kamran will preside over the ceremony.
Separate registration for additional branches of schools
Director Registration and Inspection of Private Institutions, Mirpur Khaas, and Abdul Hameed Sheikh has strictly directed the private school owners to get the additional branches of their schools registered separately.
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Uniform standards for protection of universities
Security Committee held its first meeting yesterday in Daud Engineering University. The Committee reviewed the security measures taken for universities. All the participants agreed that there ought to be uniform standards for protection of universities.
GIMS to get the status of Medical University
Sindh’s chief minister, Qaim Ali Shah has announced that the Gambat Institutes of Medical Science will be given the status of medical university on next year. He announced this after inaugurating the liver transplantation center in GIMS.
School teacher arrested
Larkana police arrested the school teacher who had reportedly raped a Grade 4 student. Judicial Magistrate gave seven days remand of the accused. He accepted his crime in the initial investigation.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-04-2016/Quetta/page2.asp
Book park inaugurated by national book foundation
PM’s advisor, Irfan Siddiqui has said that disenchantment with books has incurred great losses for us. We can build brighter Pakistan only if we spread the light of books in Pakistan. He inaugurated the Book Park made by National Book Foundation.
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.
KARACHI: To test the skills of students studying in Sindh’s government schools, the education department’s Reform Support Unit (RSU) has commissioned a large-scale study to assess students’ achievement in classes five and eight.
‘Non-teaching duties’ By Saeed Ullah Khan Wazir
Sir: Teachers in Pakistan perform multiple duties apart from teaching. There are two types of non-teaching duties: government imposed, and arbitrary. The first includes polio drives, examination-related, elections, census, relief activities in disasters, inspections of schools with executives etc. The second comprises side business ventures, teachers’ unions, administrative duties assigned by heads, and embarking on preaching trips. This absenteeism exercises harmful impact on students’ performance and increases drop outs.
Save the children By Muhammad Ali Babakhel
The mere conversion of schools into forts, the naming of schools after martyred students of the APS and keeping the students under the shadow of guns may neither keep them free from extremist tendencies, nor secure from the wrath of inhumanity.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1058842/save-the-children/
Reverse brain drain by ‘Muhammad Yasir Kayani’
Every year Pakistan sends thousands of teachers to the developed world for PhD research. But it is generally observed that many of them either do not wish to return or if they do come back and join their parent universities find it difficult to readjust in the local environment. They encounter many difficulties like petty politics in their endeavour to benefit the system from the expertise they acquired in foreign lands.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/102665-Reverse-brain-drain
Libraries needed by ‘Muhammad Anas’
The shortage of well-equipped public libraries in many regions of our country is unfortunate. Even in large cities, public libraries do not exist in certain areas and those that are there lack adequate facilities. This problem is particularly discouraging for book readers.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/102668-Libraries-needed
Science education in schools by ‘A.H. Nayyar’
We have a new national hero in Nergis Mavlavala — a brilliant experimental astrophysicist, a professor at MIT, and a front-seat explorer of the deepest mysteries of the cosmos. Her contribution in designing the interferometer that detected the slight murmur of space-time given out by two merging black holes over a billion years ago has put her among the pioneers of such exploration.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1243391/science-education-in-schools
HEC’s rankings by ‘Idrees Khawaja’
IF a student secures admission in an MBA programme of Lums, IBA and Iqra University then he or she should choose Iqra over Lums and IBA. This is the suggestion implicit in the Higher Education Commission’s ranking of universities released recently. Iqra is ranked as the best university in the business category, IBA comes in second.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1243163/hecs-rankings
Sedition case against indian students By ‘Zuhaib Ahmed Pirzada’
Voltaire said, ‘To find out who rules over you, simply find out whom you are not allowed to criticize. They are afraid of those who think, speak and fight for their rights. They are afraid of those who question. They have everything; police, army, wealth, guns and bombs, yet they feel insecure of peasants, labourers, workers, poets and students who have nothing but reasoning. Human history has glaring examples of sedition that I think is natural tendency.
Letters to the Editor
Private Schools – A Source of Business
The condition of government schools is so worse that the parents do not feel satisfied by sending their children to the govt. schools. Facilities should be improved in the govt. schools so that parents are not forced to send their children to private schools which charge very hefty fees.
This social evil should be eradicated from every society. Governments should try to invest more and more money in the education sector. Most of the parents do not send their children to schools and appoint them on child labour just because they can’t afford the school fees. Free education should be given till primary level so that every kid can get his primary education and will not indulge himself in child labour.
The forgotten land
With shabby infrastructure, poor economy and despairing education and health indicators, FATA is one one of the most backward and ill-developed regions of Pakistan. More than 70% of population lives in abject poverty depending mainly on cattle-rearing and agriculture. Average literary rate is 30%, far lower when compared to rest of the country. The picture becomes more gloomy when it comes to female education which is below 10%. Out of this figure a very small percentage makes it to the secondary level, whereas college and university education, are something that a tribal girl can only dream of.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/04-Mar-2016/the-forgotten-land
Shortage of basic facilities in Primary School
Landi Kotal: The Backward area of Landi Kotal Ashkhel has only one Government Primary School, which is also deprived of the basic facilities like gate and boundary wall. The worst condition is troubling students and teachers which makes students future dark.
Protest for recovery of a kidnapped teacher
Tank: The teachers protested for the recovery of a kidnapped teacher, demanding from the district management and the Provincial Government to take action in that matter.
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Demand for dismissal of Chairman Peshawar Board
Charsadda: The President Muhammad Tanzeem-e-Asatzah, Mr. Nasir Khan said that teachers arrest and raid on their houses is illegal. They are nation builders and 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
Construction work completed in different government schools
Bannu: Due to “Zarb-e-Azab” operation, man refugees have been transferred to Bannu and other near areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. For this purpose many schools have been constructed for these refugees. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government tried hard to complete government buildings, including schools on priority basis. Now 4 schools have been completed in Bannu which includes Secondary, Higher, and Girls Primary & Girls Secondary schools.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No. 8
Funds provided for distributing free books and uniforms to minority students
Peshawar: The Special Assistant to Chief Minister for Minorities Sardar Soran Sing said that first time in the history of Pakistan, minority students are provided with free books and uniform. For this purpose 1 Crore 57 Lac and 46 thousand rupees have been provided to schools. He said this in a ceremony of Cheques distribution to such schools. He further said that a fund invested on 3% quota for minorities is fully utilized for their welfare which is a very satisfying through which youth can be benefited.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.3
Local government plays their role in bringing children to schools
Haripur: The Coordinator of Child Labor Community, Mr. Arzam Khan said that local & District local bodies, along with the provincial government representatives should move ahead and show their role in promoting the education of children who are deprived of it & must be carried to school. He said that they also try to abolishing child labor, as the innocent children should only study rather than working hard. He also said that this year child labor has increased which is disappointing.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Page No.2
Deputy District Education Officer should be made bound of duty: GTA
District Kachhi: The President GTA Tehsil Bhag, Mr. Sikandar Ali Khokhar along with others said that Deputy District Education Officer in sub-division Bhag should be made bound to his duty; due to absenteeism of DDEO teacher’s problems are lingering. GTA also demanded to fill vacant positions of elite officials as early as possible.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-04-2016/quetta/page7.asp
Complaint management cell established for eradication of copy culture
District Quetta: The Government of Balochistan has established a complaint management cell, for the eradication of copy culture from the province. Any person who have any complaint regarding copy culture can contact of complaint number= 081-111098765. They will be responded accordingly.
Most of Government schools deprived of basic facilities
District Lasbela: The Press Secretary GTA Lasbela, Mr. Comrade Abdul Ghani said most of the government schools are deprived of basic facilities like potable water, furniture, text books, electricity & boundary wall; the present age is of science & technology, while our nation is still deprived of such tiny facilities. Education department officials & Government is in deep slumber that Educational year is on the verge of completion but still children in Government schools are deprived of text books.
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 3
Children deprived of education due to unavailability of schools
District Nasirabad: The socio political leader from Nasirabad demanded from the government to establish Primary, Middle & High school in their village so that area children can take benefit and enlighten their lives with Education. He said children are deprived of Education due to unavailability of schools.
Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No. 4
Administration wants to destroy educational standard: BNP
District Quetta: The BNP stated transfer of 03 teachers of Government Girls High School Sardar Karaiz is reprisal with honest teachers and diminishing the Educational standard in Baluchistan deliberately. The Provincial Government claims for Educational emergency while acts of Government in Education field are drastic diminishing.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 6
School constructed 20 years ago without education activities
District Muzaffargar: Government Middle School Sbiwala was constructed 20 years ago, but the staff was never appointed and the classes were never launched in the school. The school premise is being used as the cattle den and a place for drug addicts. The people of the area have appealed to the DCO Muzaffargar to take notice and begin educational activities at the School because it was not possible for them to send their children to Private Schools.
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Snap visit by EDO fails to make teachers to come to school
District Muzaffargarh: The snap visit by a team sent by EDO which recommended suspension of 14 teachers for habitual absenteeism for many years failed to force teachers to school for teaching duties. The absentee teachers have paid bribes for their reinstatement and to evade duties. The school was without a Principal for the past 11 years and now a temporary Principal has been appointed. Both teachers and students are often absent from the classes, but the teachers mark all of the Students as present.
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PEF partner schools looting parents with different excuses
District Muzaffargarh: The parents have complained that the PEF partner schools are looting them in the name of different dues and charges. Every student was charged Rs.100 to RS.350/- as examination fees that were conducted within the schools. The students are forced to pay building and security fund. The teachers were being paid RS.1000 to Rs.5000/- per month and mostly under-qualified teachers were hired.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 8
Model School turned into a ghost school
District Rajanpur: The Government Girls Model School Basti Sufi Ghulam Mohammed Tangri, Mouza Chak Nangar, Choti Bala has turned into a ghost and haunted house. The People of the area protested that the teachers are absent, for the past many years and there are no educational activities at the school. The building is turning into ruins and the doors and the windows are completely broken. The people demanded reinstatement of the Educational activities at the School.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 9
Book Board Employees still deprived of salary
Jamshoro: The employees of Sindh Text Book Board Jamshsoro held protest over nonpayment of salary.
College side employees continue protest on 2nd day
Sukkur: The employees of college side continued their protest on the second day, for their restoration, declaring that 300 out of 512 employees have been restored, whereas the remaining 212 are still lingering for justice.
Protest on capturing of school plot
District Dadu: The citizens of Bhan saeedabad held protest against the local land mafia, on capturing of Government School plot.
Teachers protest against cancellation of promotion
District Qamber Shahdadkot: Teachers from Qamber held protest against cancellation of their promotion.
Villagers on roads for restoration of schools
District Dadu: The residents of village Mewo Khan Lund held protest against closure of three schools, declaring that schools are shut due to ghost teachers and due to carelessness of the Education Department.
Professors take out protest against College Principal
District Larkana: The Lecturers and Professors of Government Boys Degree College Larkana said that Principal has ruined college education and corruption is on the rise during their protest against the Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-03-04/news/page2/1%20(1).htm
Protest against closure of schools
District Qamber Shahdadkot: The residents of village Umeed Ali Jatoi, near Warah, held protest against closure of village school, for past two months.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-03-04/news/page2/1%20(3).htm
Shortage of basic facilities in school of District Thatta
Thatta: A meeting was held by the District Parents Itehad Thatta at Jim Khana, where social, political and member of organization SRO, NCHD Voice of Youth, Right to Play, Alif Ailaan and others were present. It was highlighted that school in the district are under shortage of basic facilities of drinking water, electricity and books. Most of the school buildings are in crumbling condition.
No teacher goes to teach: Education Minister
Karachi: The Senior Minister for Education, Mr. Nisar Ahemd Khuhro has said during his visit of Government Girls College Gulashan-e- Maimaar and other, that no teacher is willing to attend schools; the Supreme Court issues order to send teachers to their proper posting place, which has ruined school and most of the schools, remain closed.
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Teachers continue protest over nonpayment of salary
District Khairpur Mirs: The Teachers of other cadre continued protest strike against stoppage of salary, for the last 39 months.
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Collection of illegal fees in Sschools
District Jacobabad: The Government School of Taluka Tangwani are collecting illegal fee from hundreds of students, on the name of examination fees.
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TEO visits schools
District Mirpur khas: The Taluka Education Officer Jhudo visited the schools of different union councils. The ghost teachers became active during his visit. The report has been sent to higher authorities.
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