KP Government Takes Action against Ghost Schools
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Education, Muhammad Atif Khan, said on Wednesday that the government planned to recruit female staff in the newly-constructed primary schools across the province. The minister said this while addressing a live program on Pakhtunkhwa Radio. While commenting on a viral video on social media, which showed a schoolteacher beating little children inside a private school, Khan added that the said teacher was either not human or had some serious mental disorders. "The teacher has been arrested immediately and will be made an example," he noted.
Steps Should Be Taken for Students who are Deprived of Admissions
Director village council Bakht Raheem has said that the government should take immediate steps for students who are deprived of admissions, and save the future of these students.
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Students Are a Valuable Asset to the Country
Ghani Rehman, the principal of Government F.G College Butt Khela has said that students are a valuable asset to our country. For the bright future of Malakand and Pakistan, students should use their skills and focus on education.
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Fresh Graduates Display Stunning Mechanical Projects
As many as 36 projects of the University of Engineering and Technology's Department of Mechanical Engineering were showcased during 'Project Exhibition 2016' on Wednesday in Peshawar. UET Peshawar Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Iftikhar Hussain was the chief guest on the occasion. Around 190 students belonging to different groups participated in the one-day event. The exhibition was aimed at providing a platform to the graduates to present their mechanical projects.
Women University Building Handed over to Administration
The building of the Abdul Wali Khan University for Women has been handed over to the administration along with requisite equipment and fixtures. A special ceremony was arranged in this regard which was attended by the AWKU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Ihsan Ali and Women University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Ghazala Yasmin, said a press release. Dr Ihsan Ali said a dream has come true as Mardan has acquired a women’s university. He said the development of Pakhtuns hinges on the acquisition of education alone. The VC said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was lucky to have several universities. He said the graduates from these universities were bringing laurels for the country. Dr Ihasan Ali promised to extend all facilities to the women university. He said this university was the Independence Day gift to the people of Mardan.
IPMS Students Refuse to Relocate
A large number of medical students on Wednesday rejected the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and the Khyber Medical University (KMU) Vice Chancellor regarding the shifting of the Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Hayatabad, to Zulifqar Ali Bhutto Paramedical Institute, Doran Pur. While addressing a press conference, Shakirullah said that the students were not ready on any condition to relocate their institute. "We will also move to court and fight for our valid rights in this regard. If the signed MoU was not withdrawn until September 3, we will come out on the roads for agitation and the provincial government and KMU Vice Chancellor will be responsible for any untoward incident," he said.
Students Protest Shortage of Teachers in Degree College Ziarat
Degree College Ziarat has a shortage of teachers due to which students are facing difficulties in studies. Students protested the matter by blocking roads yesterday. The students said that the posts of teacher have been empty in this college for a long time but no one has taken notice of this.
Development is Impossible without Education
Deputy commissioner Sherani Muhammad Hayat has said that without education, we cannot fulfil the dream of development. We cannot deny the importance of education. Only through education we can make our country stand at par with other developed countries.
Students Beating Case: Teacher Sent to Jail in Chitral
The principal of a private school, who was arrested a day earlier for beating students in Drosh tehsil was sent to jail on judicial remand on Wednesday. The police arrested the principal of the Learners’ School, Inamul Kabir, when a video of him thrashing student went viral on Tuesday. District Education Officer Hanifullah sealed the Learners’ School and asked the authorities to cancel the registration of the institution. The administration registered cases against the accused under the child protection act. The Education Department constituted a committee comprising District Education Officer Hanifullah and Principal Sentential Model High School and directed them to submit the report within a week.
Complete Quran with Translation to be Taught in Schools
State Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Balighur Rehman has announced that the complete translation of the Holy Quran will be taught to students from Class 6 to Class 12.The announcement came after some reports surfaced that the federal government excluded jihad related verses from the proposed syllabi for public sector educational institutions. "It is not possible that some words, ayyahs (verses) or surahs (chapters) of the Holy Quran are not taught (to the schoolchildren). The news of not including some ayyahs/surahs in the translation of Quran is baseless, deceptive, misleading and condemnable," Balighur Rehman said in a statement issued here on Wednesday.
LHC Moved Against the Expected Closure of Turkish Schools
The Islamabad High Court yesterday issued notices to the ministries of foreign affairs and interior in a petition moved against any step of the government to close down the schools being run by the Pak-Turk Education Foundation. A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq conducted the hearing of the petition moved by the Foundation through its counsel Hafiz SA Rehman and directed the respondent ministries to submit a reply in this matter. After issuing these directions, the court adjourned the proceedings till August 5 (Friday).
The Supervising Institute of Private Schools Bereft of a Head
A supervising institute, PERA, established in Islamabad to supervise private education institutes, has been deprived of a head again. According to sources, the regulatory authority PERA established for private schools has had seven different heads in the past 3 years.
FAST Convocation: Personality Development Stressed
Speakers have stressed the need for the personality development of students and imparting them scientific education. They said this while addressing the 44th convocation of the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad (Fast-NUCES) here on Wednesday, said a press release. Degrees were awarded to 357 Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD candidates. Gold, silver, and bronze medals were awarded to the top three position-holders for outstanding academic performance.
Open University has Uploaded its Prospectus, Admission Forms for Matric to PhD Programs on the Website
Admissions are open for 1200 different programs from Matric to PhD in Allama Iqbal Open University. All information about admissions are provided on their website. Last date to submit admission form is 5 September 2016.
Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2016-08-04/page-5
Post System of Open University Failed
Allama Iqbal Open University Lahore are not sending posts to students at home due to which their future is in danger.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/lahore/04-Aug-2016/496191
IIUI, Al-Azhar Agree to Boost Cooperation
The meeting held in Cairo, Egypt was attended by the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) President Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmad Muhammad Al-Tayyeb, and IIUI former vice-president Hassan Abdul Latif. The gathering was a part of the IIUI president’s efforts for the dissemination of the university’s message of peace and the facilitation of education among the Muslim diaspora. Latif spoke of the establishment of the university, the concept of internationalisation, and the rich history of the IIUI.
CDWP to Approve Rs26.69 Billion PhD Scholarship Plan
The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) that is going to meet on Thursday (today) is likely to approve a Rs26.69 billion PhD scholarship programme under the US-Pakistan Knowledge Corridor (Phase-I), which is to be executed by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
Not a Single Word of the Holy Quran Excluded from Syllabus: Minister
CCI endorses the government initiative to teach students the Holy Quran. Contrary to what media reported on Wednesday, the Council of Islamic Ideology has endorsed the government’s initiative of teaching Holy Quran in Arabic (Nazra) to Muslim students of class I to V and with simply Urdu translation to class VI to XII. Sources in the CII told The News that the Chairman CII Maulana Muhammad Sheerani is expected to announce the CII’s endorsement of the government’s new education scheme on Thursday. These sources said that the CII recommends certain improvements in the translation to be taught. Meanwhile, Minister of State for Education Muhammad Balighur Rehman has also categorically stated that the new scheme of studies being introduced to impart Quranic education to Muslim students from class I to XII will not exclude even a single word or verse from the Holy Book.
South Asian Network for Civic Education Launched
To promote civic rights of citizens’ in South Asian region, a network of civil society organisations South Asian Network for Civic Education (SANCE) has been launched in Pakistan. The initiative is led by the Sustainable Social Development Organisation (SSDO) in Pakistan. The network will be of local civil society organisations from South Asia region and will have its separate chapter in each country of South Asia. A call for membership to civil society organisations in all districts of Pakistan has launched by SSDO, approximately 100 organisations will be chosen from all districts of Pakistan to promote civic rights of citizens’ in Pakistan and across the region. A call for focal organisation in each country of the South Asia region will be launched soon, where a partner organisation in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will be identified to establish its local chapter of SANCE across the country.
Performance-Based Appraisal System Ordered for School Teachers
Minister of State for the Capital Administration & Development Division (CADD), Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, on Wednesday directed the officials of the Prime Minister Education Reform Programme (PERP) to prepare a Performance Based Appraisal System for teachers and heads of the Federal Directorate of Education-run educational institutions in Islamabad. He made these directions while chairing a meeting called to review the progress of projects being executed under the PREP. The minister said that the prime minister had tasked him with improving the education and heath sectors of the capital according to international standards.
CM to Visit Schools after Reopening
The School Education Department (SED) has directed DCOs to make arrangements for the chief minister’s visits to schools. A letter has been issued to DCOs in this regard. “Schools are reopening from August 15. It is imperative that students are provided a befitting environment for quality education. In the last five years, the government has invested heavily in building school infrastructure and providing missing facilities. It has provided non-salary budgets to schools to meet their local needs”.
Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1155214/cm-visit-schools-reopening/
Education Quality will be Improved in Partner Schools
Managing Director of Partner School, Tariq Mehmood, has said that a comprehensive policy will be formulated for improving the standard of education in Partner schools.
Preparation to Hand Over Another 92 Schools to Danish Authority
Danish School Authority has commended 500 teachers to the Education Department, from 25 schools that Education Department Punjab gave to Danish Authority, which has made the teachers restless. According to a source, another 92 schools of Lahore are being given to Danish School Authority.
120 DTEs in Rawalpindi Face Termination
The Punjab government is considering sacking around 120 district teacher educators (DTEs) in Rawalpindi due to their poor performance. Sources claimed that the decision has been taken after the Provincial Schools Department (PSD) termed performance of around 4,000 DTEs across the province, including 120 in Rawalpindi, “unsatisfactory.” Of the 4,000 poor performing DTEs in 36 districts across the province, around 553 will be terminated in phases
Teachers all set to Launch Protest Movement against Privatization
As the government schools in the whole of Punjab are going to resume on August 15 after the summer vacations, all the groups of teachers unions are gearing up to launch their protest movement collectively from one agreed platform against the privatization of government schools. A decision in this regard was taken in a meeting held in Lahore, in which as many as ten factions of the teachers union participated. The School Education Department of Punjab had issued a notification on June 8 this year, according to which the government has decided to hand over 13 schools to Danish Authority in Lahore district only.
ILM College Township Campus Launched
Opening ceremony of ILM College Township campus was held in which COO ILM Colleges Zahid Warraich, Director Township Campus Major Javed , and large number of teachers, parents and students attended the ceremony.
First Merit List Displayed in Government Colleges
First phase of admissions started in government colleges. Many Colleges have displayed their first merit lists. Second merit lists will be displayed in second phase. Task has been assigned to Government colleges to complete admissions till 10th august.
Thirteen Day Workshop at UET by Civil Engineering Department
University of Engineering and Technology Department of Civil Engineering has organized a thirteen day workshop on hydro meteorological information. This workshop will end on 15th August 2016.
First Merit List Displayed in Lahore College for Women University
Lahore College for Women University has displayed the first merit list for admissions of intermediate first year. Admission dues can be paid on 4th, 5th and 8th august. The second merit list will be displayed on the evening of 8th august.
Meteorology Workshop: ‘Better Data, Better Flood Forecasts’
The 13-day international workshop titled ‘Hydro-Meteorological Data and Flood Forecasting’ has been arranged by the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore. The main objective of the programme is to provide a forum for experts from Pakistan and Afghanistan to discuss the need for hydro meteorological data collection, storage, analysis and dissemination.
Revolutionary Steps Are Underway in the Education Section
Provincial Education Minister Rana Mashood Ahmed has said that according to Shehbaz Sharif’s vision, revolutionary steps are underway in education section all over the province. An increase of 3600 new classrooms is being made in schools of whole province.
Delay in Teachers’ Transfers May Damage Academic Calendar
Delay in lifting the ban on teachers’ transfers after the summer vacation can severely damage the teaching activities in the new calendar year. Sources told The Nation that the delay in lifting the ban on transfers of teachers occurred because Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif had constituted a committee to give recommendations. It was done after the School Education department moved a summary to the CM Office to lift ban on transfers. The committee submitted its comments, and the summary was again moved to the CM Office for approval to lift the ban, according to sources.
Biometric System will be used to Make Attendance of Students Certain
Provincial Minister of Education Jam Mahtab has said that a biometric system will be introduced in secondary and higher secondary schools to make attendance of students certain. Examination forms of only those students will be accepted who have minimum 75 percent attendance.
Ebad Takes Notice of Non-Payment of Salaries To KU Staff
Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad has taken strict notice of non-payment of salaries to teaching staff at the University of Karachi, and instructed the university administration to resolve all conflicts over the matter. The instructions come as the teaching staff of the university have threatened to boycott classes for an indefinite period and observe a pen-down strike over non-payment of salaries, and protest outside the Chief Minister and Governor House.
University of Karachi has Reduced 50% Fees from the Increased Fee
After continuous protest from students, the management of University of Karachi have decreased the increased fee by 50 percent. The fee has been decreased for students who were enrolled in the last three sessions.
Sindh Madrasat ul Islam University Introduced E-Management System
Vice chancellor of Sindh Madrasat ul Islam University Dr. Muhammad Ali Shiekh has said that E-management system and paperless culture is being introduced in Madrasat ul Islam University.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-08-04/page-3
FATA students protest against closure of scholarship
Peshawar: Tribal students from various agencies of FATA staged a protest demonstration in front of Peshawar Press Club against the closure of the scholarship program under the Prime Minister Scheme, demanding the government to immediately resume the program in the tribal region.
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Paramedical Science Students hold protest press conference
Peshawar: The Students of the Institute of Paramedical Science (IPMS) Hayatabad held a protest Press Conference at Peshawar Press Club and protested against it transferring its registration and affiliation to Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Paramedical College, a state run institute. The student leaders Shakirullah, Aftab, and others said that IPMS has been affiliated with KMU since 2012, but without any prior notification the university authority shifted the affiliation to Zulifiqar Ali Bhutto Para-Medical College.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.2
Complete Story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.2
Private School Principal arrested in Chitral for beating students
Chitral: A Private school Principal accused of beating young school children brutally was arrested on Wednesday in Chitral.
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Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.8
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Brutal beating of students is an inhuman act
Peshawar: The Principal involved in brutally thrashing boy and girl students at a school in Chitral was arrested on Wednesday. Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad Atif Khan said the principal would be punished in an exemplary fashion. A police official told the media that a video showing the beating went viral on social media and police took action accordingly.
Complete Story: Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.2
Complete Story: Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.2
Batagram Education system is collapsing as a result of poor planning: Khair-ul-Mukhtiar Yousafzai
Batagram: Batagram Education system has weakened and is collapsing due to poor planning and a lack of interest from the Education Department. Mr. Khair-ul-Mukhtiar Yousafzai said that teachers and guards have been absent from their duties for a long time.
Complete Story: Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.3
Demand for the construction of Middle school building
Daki: A Social activist Mr. Daood Khan said that the Middle school “Yaroshahar” building construction work should be completed as soon as possible; the contractor has vanished from the site and students are being taught under the scorching sun.
Complete story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No: 02
Panjgoor teachers should ensure attendance in schools: Dad Jan Baloch
District Panjgoor: The Education Officer Panjgoor Mr. Dad Jan Baloch, along with Deputy Education officer Mr. Riaz Saeed, said while visiting different schools that teachers should ensure attendance in schools otherwise legal action will be taken against them. They said teachers should be punctual & avoid absenteeism.
Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 06
Bus should be provided for female teachers: Islam Khan
District Quetta: All Pakistan Muslim League provincial leader Mr. Islam Khan Azad along with others said in a joint statement that female teachers are facing problems because the Former President General Retired Pervaiz Musharaf inaugurated bus for female teachers’ which has been stopped by the present Government. They demanded that the Governor provide new buses for female staff.
Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No: 03
Classes in Inter College Naukundi did not start
District Dalbandin: The president Naukundi Action Committee, Mr. Muhammad Bilal Shahzad, along with others said in a press conferencing that Inter College Naukundi was approved in 2014, but regrettably construction work is still incomplete so classes could not be started. They demanded from that the Education department and CM Baluchistan to take steps for commencement of classes.
Complete story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No: 06
Education is a basic need of humans: Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Muhammad Hassani
District Kharan: The Provincial Minister of Sports & Culture Mr. Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Muhammad Hassani said that we have to focus on an immediate basis on the betterment of Education in district Washik. He said that education is a basic need of humans, so all Educational policies should be implemented. He distributed scholarships among poor students in new Qilli Jangiyan.
UC Juman Shah without High School
District Layyah: Mr. Mehar Abdul Ghafoor, the Vice Chairman Union Council Juman Shah shared that middle class girls are compelled to stay in their houses due to the unavailability of a Girls High School nearby. They demanded that Higher Authorities take notice and upgrade the Government Girls Middle School Chak No.149/A for Secondary Classes.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan. Page No. 09
Monthly monitoring report of Education Department released
District Rahim Yar Khan: As per monthly the monitoring report, the Education Department ordered an inquiry against 46 teachers and clerks. According to the report, 42 teachers all over the district have been charged a fine of Rs. 3000 in different disciplinary acts such as absenteeism, lack of punctuality and corruption. In addition, increment of said teachers will be stopped until inquiry completion.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan. Page No. 06
Corruption of 759.1 Billion explored in Danish School
District Lahore: According to official documents, Rs.759.1 million corruption has been explored in Danish School. Chairman NAB has submitted a corruption record to the Supreme Court of Pakistan and disclosed that due to political influence, NAB officials have faced many hurdles and threats. In connection with this, the Supreme Court instructed NAB to continue its process and take action against those responsible without restriction and fear.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan. Page No.01
Six Teachers absent during visit of Monitoring Officer
District Sanghar: The Chief Monitoring Officer Sanghar paid a surprise visit to different Government Schools and found six teachers absent from their duties. The report was sent to concerned authorities.
Three Students injured due to collapsing of roof pieces
District Mirpur Khas: Three Students of Primary School Purani MirPur got injured due to collapsing of roof pieces and the crumbling condition of the building.
School facing shortage of basic facilities
District Sijawal: The Government Boys Primary School Pithoro is facing a shortage of basic facilities of electricity, water and furniture. Students have to under trees and study.
268 Schools dysfunctional in District Shikarpur
A meeting was held under the presidentship of Deputy Commissioner Shikarpur for the betterment of Educational Institutes, in which it was highlighted that around 268 Government Schools are dysfunctional in District Shikarpur, and names of hundreds of teachers are not present in attendance registers.
Daily Awami Awaz Page No. 5
Education Minister announces Biometric attendance for students
Karachi: The Minister for Education Mr. Jam Mehtab Dahar has announced the installation of a biometric system to ensure attendance of students in schools. He also said that only students with 75% attendance will be able to fill examination forms.
65 Schools still closed, having no record in Biometric
District Khairpur Mirs: Around 65 Government Schools are reported to be closed due to incorrect information of teachers in schools.
Complete Story: Daily Jeejala Page No. 2
Six Students injured due to collapsing of roof pieces
District Jacobabad: Six Students of Government High School Mirpur Buriro got injured due to the collapsing of roof pieces. Teachers demanding its repair.
Complete Story: Daily jeejal Page NO. 8
Most School buildings in crumbling condition in District Ghotki
District Ghotki: Future of thousands of children is on the verge of devastation, due to crumbling conditions of school buildings and carelessness of education authorities. Most of the schools have a shortage of basic facilities. It has also been reported that ten schools are still dysfunctional.
Complete Story: http://awamiawaz.com/epaper/20160804/page3h.php
Primary School building cracking
Hyderabad: The building of Government Primary School Pir Muhammad Zaman Shah Tando Jam is in crumbling condition; it may collapse at any time. The residents have demanded its repairing.
Complete Story: Daily Ibrat Page NO. 5
SDM takes notice of sending 30 Students out of school
District Ghotki: The SDM Ghotki takes notice of 30 students being on sent out of school forcibly. He has ordered to reinstate them.
Complete Story: Daily Ibrat PAGE no. 5