24th April 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


40 nonconforming private schools sealed in University Town

The district administration sealed 40 private schools for nonconforming use of residential buildings.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=22_04_2017_181_004


Students call for upgradation of primary school

A week after the governor launched a school enrolment campaign in FATA, as many as 40 girl students in a government school in Landi Kotal applied for school leaving certificates due to absence of a middle school in their area.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=22_04_2017_182_005


Swat girls come on roads to demand upgradation of school

Girl students along with their parents demonstrated a protest in Saidu Sharif to demand upgradation of primary school to middle level.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=22_04_2017_183_006


DFID cuts school construction, rehabilitation funding

The UK Department for International Development has reduced the Rs10.94 billion grant for the school construction and rehabilitation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by Rs1.25 billion over its contractor’s failure to use the money allocated for 2016-17.

Complete Story: https://www.dawn.com/news/1328706


K-P’s teacher training project in doldrums

A multi-million rupee initiative meant to increase the skills of primary school teachers in K-P is failing to achieve its objectives because of mismanagement, the teachers participating in the programme told The Express Tribune.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201704230154&EN_ID=11201704230045&EMID=11201704230022



Quality education: Provincial Revenue Minister Ali Amin Gandapur said that the provincial government was making solid efforts to promote quality education to achieve socio-economic development.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201704/22/page02.php


Girls school sought in oil producing Gurguri area

Former nazims of the area demanded a high school for girls as Gurguri has contributed millions in the GDP of the country but is still deprived of a girls high school

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=24_04_2017_183_005




Books, bags distributed amongst brilliant students

Free books and bags were distributed on Saturday among brilliant students of various state run schools after they passed a talent test organised for the five state run primary schools of Sheikhmal Khel in Landikotal subdivision.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201704/23/page03.php   





Tribesmen urged to send children to school

Assistant Political Agent Biazai Pir Abdullah Shah has urged the tribal elders to ensure child enrolment in their respective areas.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-24/page-4/detail-1




Quality education, books, key for CPEC’s success

With the multi-billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) set to bring a wave of economic prosperity in the country, it was equally important for Pakistani students and researchers to educationally equip themselves to take advantage of this opportunity.

Complete Story: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1391228/national-book-fair-quality-books-education-key-cpec-success/






1,300 teachers without salaries

At least 1,300 teachers working in various educational institutions of Rawalpindi have been deprived of their salaries for the last four months as the new Online Account System (OAS) introduced by the District Education Authority (DEA), Punjab has not been working.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-23/lahore/11158/81198


Pakistan way off track on MDGs

Despite spending 4.06 trillion since 2012- 2013, Pakistan has failed to achieve the MDG’s in health, education, social welfare and other areas.

Complete story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201704240212&EN_ID=11201704240066&EMID=11201704240034


No payments to FDE daily wagers

Despite the approval of the required funds by the finance minister, the teachers working at Islamabad’s government schools and colleges have yet to get the salary withheld for eight months.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/200389-No-payments-to-FDE-daily-wagers



Allied school holds prize distribution ceremony

Allied School Harmain campus on Friday held a prize distribution ceremony for outstanding students who remained distinguished in curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-04-23/page-14/detail-5


Toddlers shine school holds convocation ceremony

Toddlers Shine High School Murree Road Rawalpindi main campus held convocation/graduation ceremony here on Sunday. The parents and teachers had a wonderful interaction session and the mesmerising performance of class-I and class-II students spell-bounded the audience.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-04-24/page-14/detail-5


NTS to sponsor Rs10m for education of Khyber Agency students

National Testing Service (NTS) will sponsor Rs 10 million for the education of underprivileged students of Khyber Agency, an official said on Saturday. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between NTS and Khadim-ul-Khalq Foundation (KKF), a social work organization operating in Khyber Agency.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-04-23/page-13/detail-5




Teacher tortures boy for not memorising lesson

A seminary teacher chained and thrashed a 7 year old boy for not memorising lesson.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=22_04_2017_178_002


Lightning damages school building

The building of a government school was damaged on Friday night due to lightning in Kotli Pathana village.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=23_04_2017_178_006


Rs73m for consturction of special education centre

A sum of Rs73.362 million will be spent on the construction of a special education centre along with five presidential buildings for the staff and teachers in Sara-i-Alamgir.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=23_04_2017_178_008


Promotion of education

Punjab Minister for special education said that Punjab government has spent substantial resources on education, training and rehabilitation of special children.

Complete story:  http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201704/24/page02.php


NCHD striving for education of nomad kids: Razina

Chairperson of the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) Razina Alam Khan on Saturday said that besides imparting education, the NCHD was also providing skills training to students. Expressing her concern over poor literacy rate in the country, she said that over 57 million people are illiterate and 24 million children are still out-of-school.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/nchd-striving-education-nomad-kids-razina/




BSEK chairman for collective efforts to root out cheating

Board of Secondary Education Karachi  (BSEK) Chairman Dr Professor Saeeduddin on Saturday made surprise visits to examination centres in Malir district to ensure strong checks over the possible use of unfair means.

Complete Story: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/04/22/bsek-chairman-for-collective-efforts-to-root-out-cheating/


All depts. Colluded with ‘attorney’ to raze heritage school building, says CTD inquiry

Investigations into the demolition of a protected heritage building on the premises of Jufelhurst School earlier this month have revealed how one of the key suspects having power of attorney connived with the Sindh Building Control Authority, Sindh Board of Revenue, district administration and police to raze the structure and build a high-rise on its site.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=24_04_2017_115_004




There are some flaws in the list of promoted teachers, Taleem Bachao Committee: Head of Taleem Bachao Action committee declared the list of promotions full of flaws and promotion of senior teachers has been unfair.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/303327-todays-print


MPA accuses setting of examination centre away from city

Member Rabita Committee MQM-P and MPA Dr Zafar Ahmed Kamali has said that setting up examination centers in far flung areas in hot weather caused great hardships to the candidates.  He said that it amounted to committing excesses against candidates who are asked to cover long distances in sizzling heat. He was talking to media persons after meeting with a delegation of private schools association here on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2017-04-23/page-14/detail-3


Compulsory Quran education in public schools is a good move

Prominent religious scholar Mufti Muhammad Naeem said that it including Quranic education will result beneficial as the lack of it has led the youngsters to become extremists.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/303539-todays-print


Matric examinations, examination centre shifted to KPT boys secondary school, Kiamari

Matric examinations are being conducted successfully under Chairman Matric Board and the vigilance teams. Cases of cheating have also been reported.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/303335-todays-print


Exemption of fee in public schools is good news

Islami Jamiat Talba (Sindh) chairman said that it is highly appreciated that admission, registration and examination fee have been exempted for class 9 till 12.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/303337-todays-print


Naudero, event held to spread awareness regarding education

Event held at government primary school with the help of civil society organisation to address issues such as enrolment, girls education etc.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/303342-todays-print


Minister takes notice of school’s crumbling ceiling plaster

Jam Mehtab Hussain took notice of the condition of the building at Government Girls School Latifabad and inquired why the classes were being held despite the building having been declared dangerous.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201704/24/page17.php




Johi, 4 students fainted due to excessive loadshedding

Due to heavy loadshedding, extreme weather conditions and lack of drinking water in Johi, a number of primary school students faint every day. The teachers and students have started collecting donations from local business for the missing facilities.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/303280-todays-print


Schools in Tando Adam unsafe

No one is paying attention to the schools in District Tando Adam as buildings of many primary schools in the district have collapsed.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2017-04-23/page-16


Students equipped with modern teachings are the future of our country: Rehan Hashmi

Rehan Hashmi said that students are an asset of our country and students equipped with the knowledge of upcoming technologies are the future of this country.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2017-04-23/page-2/detail-14


Letters to the editor


Sindh Education



Problems of public schools:




Falling standard of quality education in private schools



Missionary work: promoting literary and cultural activities



Political interference in Education:






For the cause of education



Education system



Cheating in exams



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