KP to present about Rs 472 Bn budget
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Finance, Muzaffar Said has said that the provincial government is going to present about Rs 472 billion budget for financial year 2015-16. He said during next financial year the government will create 10,000 vacancies in education department and all-out efforts would be made to resolve all problems of schools and colleges.
PDWP approves Rs7.3bn projects
The meeting of Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP), chaired by additional chief secretary Dr Hammad Owais Agha, on Thursday approved 16 projects worth Rs7.35 billion. The meeting approved a number of projects, including establishment of Khushal Khan Khattak University Karak and Government Girls Degree College at Shabqadar.
Dir teachers resent losing LG candidates` allegations
Teachers` organisations in Lower Dir on Thursday demanded of the government, Election Commission of Pakistan and political leadership to take notice of the accusations against the election staff, mostly government school teachers, of poll rigging by the losing candidates in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa otherwise the teachers would boycott any election duty in future.
Teachers lacking salaries
Newly appointed teachers are not receiving their salaries for a long time. Initially a lot of time wasted in their degree attestation then accountant general criticized on their appointments.
Over 200 govt employees suspended for refusing poll duty
The deputy commissioner of Haripur has suspended 281 government employees, who had failed to perform their duty during the local government elections on May 30 in various union councils of the district. According to details, the government employees belonging to education, health, forest and other departments were suspended.
Protest against irregularities at Balochistan university
Student Action Committee says that government should take action against irregularities committing by administration of Balochistan University. They also say that forces are interfering in hostel and threatening the students.
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Reserving budget for girl’s education
Secretary Secondary Education says that there are almost 10585 schools in Balochistan of them majority are for boys whereas girls are low. We need to make education accessible especially for girls and in this regard government is reserving a big portion of education budget for female education.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-05-2015/quetta/page2.asp
Regional language to be taught at primary level
Government of Balochistan appointed teachers in every district to teach regional languages as compulsory Ikhtyari subject at Primary Level.
To relax strict conditions of service commission SST posts
Baloch Student organization JTI said that Service commission should relax the condition of degree and other document attestation for the posts of SSTs. They said that these are not important posts.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-05-2015/quetta/page2.asp
MPAs pledge to address education at constituency-level
Members of provincial assemblies were invited to share their experiences of constituency level engagements in education at a policy dialogue organised by the Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS) in collaboration with ILM Ideas on Thursday.
Rs4.2 trillion budget today
The PML-N government would present its third budget today in the National Assembly with total outlay of around Rs4.2 trillion and a deficit of 4.3 percent of the GDP (around Rs1.44 trillion) for the next fiscal year 2015-2016. It has allocated Rs200 billion for the national highways, Rs21 billion for the Higher Education Commission and Rs40 billion for Railways.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-05/page-2/detail-3
Pakistan progress in achieving MDG severely lagging
Pakistan’s progress in achieving Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 2 - achieving universal primary education by 2015 - has been severely lagging, as Net Primary Enrolment Ratio (5-9 Years) remains constant for the past three years. Pakistan Economic Survey 2014-15 released by the Finance Division Thursday reveals that Net Primary Enrolment Ratio recorded at 57 per cent, has remained stagnant in 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14 against MDG target of 100 per cent primary enrolment by 2015.
School charging fee from prep students
Against the spirit of Article 25-A of the Constitution, which guarantees free education in public sector educational institutions, schools under the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) are charging fees from the Prep class students.
Delegations visits IIU
A 30-member delegation of the Higher Education Teacher Training Academy (HETTA), Peshawar, visited International Islamic University (IIU) on Thursday. The delegation comprises of lecturers and professors of different colleges of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Advance study centres set up
Academics and government officials gathered on Thursday to identify opportunities offered by newly established Centers of Advanced Study in Energy, Food Security and Agriculture and Water at National University of Sciences and Technology, UET Peshawar, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) and Mehran University, Jamshoro.
NAB collaborates for message dissemination
An awareness and prevention drive by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is under way to highlight the ill effects of corruption and arrest offenders as per the law. The bureau has also signed memorandum of understanding with Higher Education Commission for creating awareness amongst students of various universities.
Project exhibition by Bahria University
Bahria University organized 2015 OPEN House Project Exhibition. In this exhibition there are 108 project related to engineering.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-06-05/page-3
Turkish-Urdu dictionary launched in Ankara
The Embassy of Pakistan, Turkish Language Institution (TDK) and Urdu Department of Ankara University jointly organised a book launching ceremony of “Urdu Türkçe - Türkçe Urdu Sözlük” on Thursday.
Students win laurels in swimming festival
Spectators and parents gave applause to students at the concluding day of a swimming festival held at the Heavy Industries Taxila Education City on Thursday.
LHC in action over govt harassment against teachers
The Lahore High Court Wednesday suspended orders of various district coordination officers for stopping teachers from performing their duties at schools and asking them to report to the Punjab Schools Secretary for further orders.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-05/page-13/detail-0
Private schools not giving summer syllabi to students not paying three month advance fee
Private schools are not giving syllabi to students who did not pay three months advance fees of summer vocations. DEO Education department said that they released show cause against such schools and un registering them.
Distribution of Education Endowment Fund
Government of Punjab distributed 1.1 million endowment foods to students of head masters education at Bahauddin Zikarya University.
Students imparted training on arms handling
A group of 150 students and faculty members from a university spent a day out with Pakistan Army at Lahore Garrison. The day-long programme, was specifically organised to enlighten students on routine functioning of Pakistan Army, its organisation operational preparedness and defence capability – A programme ‘Know your Army,’ has been exclusively initiated for the youth on instructions of Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.
Chapter On The Disease Would Be Included In Syllabus
Hepatitis is a fast spreading disease in Pakistan which is among high prevalence countries, therefore consolidated efforts of all concerned departments are needed to control this menace. A mass awareness campaign should also be launched across the Punjab while a topic on hepatitis control should also be included in the school syllabus.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=265655
VU’s faulty system fines thousands of students
A fault in the system of Virtual University led to a fine to thousands of students who are making their date sheets for Spring 2015 Midterm Examination, Daily Times learnt on Thursday. VU’s education system allow its students to make their own date sheet online through which students can select the venue, subject, date and timing of their subjects as they wanted.
Non professionalism by teachers in summer camps
Most of the teachers and students are non-serious in their responsibilities during summer camp at Jhelum. Teachers come for celebrating their private events and students use to play in summer cams but no study. Parents appealed to government for taking action against this no serious act.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2015-06-05/page-2
1980s established polytechnic college could not be started
Nishtar polytechnic college was established in 1980s in era of Khakan Abbasi. It was inaugurated in 1980 but till now none of the class commenced.
Pak Needs To Construct Dams To Eliminate Water, Energy Crisis: Experts
The Institute of Communication Studies of the University of the Punjab organized a seminar titled “Pakistan’s greatest challenge: The impeding water crisis in Pakistan” to mark World Environment Day on 4th June at the Hameed Nizami Conference Hall.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=265654
Crackdown on 48 seminaries `promoting terrorism` planned
The Sindh government has decided to initiate a crackdown on 48 seminaries which have been found to be promoting terrorism in the country in general and in the province in particular. Besides, a task force has also been constituted to check finance sources of terrorism, including protection money, ransom money, land grabbing, smuggling and collection of donations, hides and Fitra.
Private schools ignoring government instructions
Private schools of Tando Allahyar are not accepting the government instructions about summer vocations and advance fees. They are not sparing their students for summer vocations. Students and parents are worried about it.
Teachers wiping out the cheating trend
Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association said that government has improved the examination system for Intermediate. Board examinations are transparent i.e. from of tradition of cheating.
Resignation governor`s personal matter, says Khuhro
Sindh Senior Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said that the Sindh government has nothing to do with the resignation of Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad. He said the Sindh government was determined to root out corruption, especially in the education department, adding that inspection teams were working on it and many education officials and teachers were suspended in this regard.
Universities to announce new exam dates
The University of Karachi (KU), Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) and the Board of Intermediate Education, Karachi, (BIEK) will announce the new dates for cancelled exams on Friday.
KU to hold plantation campaign
The Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of Karachi has scheduled a seminar on ‘Review of Environmental Statistics’ on Friday (today).
Bio Mass technology for Energy Production by Agri. University
Students of Sindh Agriculture University are conducting survey on production of energy through biomass technology by utilizing the crop wastes. Agriculture university is doing this project in collaboration of NUST Islamabad.
Getting to school by Faisal Bari
In a village just one kilometer from Sheikhupura city girls cannot go to schools or colleges and cannot look for work as they do not have access to safe and secure means of transport. They cannot walk to the city, there is no reliable public transport and there are no dedicated school buses.
The federal capital has witnessed the inauguration of the Metro Bus Service on Thursday amid great pomp and show. There are 34 districts in Punjab and among them many areas are completely deprived of roads, heath, education facilities and even basic needs of life like electricity and gas.
Uneven spread of private sector education by Syed Mohammad Ali
The persistent and inter-generational nature of poverty and inequality in Pakistan is a serious concern. A recent study, jointly conducted by LUMS and Oxfam in Pakistan, has pointed out that 40 per cent of sons born to low-income families will remain stuck in this income bracket. Besides other structural reasons for poverty, such as unfair asset ownership, the lack of access to skill-imparting and good quality education are enduring hurdles which trap people in an inequality trap over multiple generations.
The far-reaching impact of Axact’s misdeeds by Aftab Arif Siddiqui
The evidence gathered by the FIA suggests that Mr Shaikh and his cofounder, Viqas Atiq, wielded full control over all business activities as well as the numerous bogus schools and universities they were operating through Axact’s Karachi and Islamabad offices. Before his arrest, Mr Shaikh asserted Axact’s education and research units were just two of 10 business units.
US-Pakistan cooperation — developing sustainable solutions by Richard G Olson
June 3 marked an important milestone in the US-Pakistan relationship. I am immensely proud that we inaugurated together the Education, Science and Technology Working Group (ESTWG) and launched the US-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies.
Children and armed conflicts by Zeeba T Hashmi
A 12-year-old in school uniform exploded himself at the Punjab Regiment Parade in Mardan, killing 24 army recruits. On May 15, 2012, a boy of 13 years laden with explosives blew himself up in a crowded market place in Bajaur Agency, killing 26 persons and injuring 75 others. On November 20, 2012, a 13-year-old boy from Khyber Agency was detained by the army for entering Peshawar under suspicious circumstances.
The devastation of the brutal Army Public School attacks in Peshawar last December prompted the government and military to fight terrorism with renewed vigour. Several measures were taken to intercept and prosecute militants. The 21st Amendment was passed to facilitate speedy and efficient trials for terrorists in military courts and the six-year moratorium on the death penalty was lifted.
What will become of Shoaib Ahmed Sheikh? By Khizr Imran Tajammul
The business of issuing degrees online, without imparting any real education through a proper coursework, is an international nuisance, pandering to the needs of men and women, looking for professional advancement or economic gain, but unwilling to work for it.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-06-05/page-7/detail-0
Letters to the Editor
Construction Of Schools
Education is necessary because it plays a vital role in training and mobilising people’s intelligence. On Saturday 23rd May 2015, in an unfortunate incident the roof of a private school fell down in Multan, causing major injuries to twenty students and a teacher. Nine students and the teacher were admitted in the hospital. After an hour the Police and government took control over the place.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=265704
In every developed country Government develops schools and educational institutions where they provide free high quality education to the children to bring them up as useful members of the society and for this purpose they prepare annual educational budget and spend large amount on it.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=265700
Foreign Language and Our Education System
There was a time when there was traditional education instead of English system. Teachers were very intelligent and capable. They were also very honest to their profession. At that time English was from class sixth. Nowadays we are losing our values from the modern English education system.
Girls College Bannu Class Four Employee employed 7 personal employees
Bannu: It was found that a class four employee of the Girls College of Bannu employed 7 personal employees in education. He had taken a handsome amount from the department and given them 700 to 1200 rupees to each. Higher Education had taken notice of this illegal action and called the class four along with all the other employees in Peshawar for the investigation.
Boner, It is our first priority to make government schools tuition centers in the summer vacation
Peshawar: Union Council Aba Khel new elected District Council Member Gul Muhammad Khan Tota said Jamate Islami mission is to provide the services to general public. He said it is our first priority for the development of the education to make government schools tuition centers in the summer vacation.
Islamia Collegiate win the speech competitions
Peshawar: Islamia Collegiate School students during the Bazme Shaheen speech competitions won all the positions. Islamia Collegiate students also had shown the performance in Peshawar Board Schools competitions.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No.3
Lacking of basic facilities in schools
Quetta: 90% Primary & 68% Middle & High schools are deprived of clean drinking water, 84% Primary & 48% Middle & High schools are deprived of electricity facility.
“Mucch” Educational institutions are preys of dilapidation
Mucch: BSO pachar hold a session in which speakers said Mucch educational institutions are preys of dilapidation, due to such conditions students are going to other cities to get education.
Government primary school Umar Khan
Suhbatpur: Government primary school Umar Khan standing on its last legs, school is spreading education from last 50 years, government should take notice and take effective measures.
Appointments on lingual basis are illicit
Quetta: BNP protested against appointments made in universities on lingual basis instead of merit and eligibility.
Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/backpage/
Targets of provincial education Baluchistan
Quetta: Provincial Secretary Education Abdul Saboor Karar said from upcoming budget 1400 new primary schools will be established & 1000 will be upgraded to middle. He said establishment of female educational institutions will be given preference.
Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-06-05/page-2
Documents verification in teachers’ appointments
Gwadar: Gwadar youth forum spokesperson said it is injustice with poor students from public service commission to get degrees verified from students before selection.
BEF teachers protest
Turbat: BEF teachers said it is hard to meet both ends meet in present age of price hike in just 5000 salary. BEF teachers are working from 08 years and still not confirmed on positions.
Quetta: Tulba Action Committee hold protest against irregularities & mismanagement of Baluchistan University. Protestors said merit is violated completely in Baluchistan University.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-05-2015/Quetta/page2.asp
06 local languages will be taught on primary level
Islamabad: 06 local languages will be taught as compulsory optional languages in primary schools of Baluchistan. Teachers are appointed in this regard in every district and law is implemented in Baluchistan.
All district Madaris will be registered
Naseerabad: DC Naseerabad said all Madaris will be registered under nation action plan to stop negative activities and to maintain peace and harmony in the society.
Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page3/
Private school refuse to close without collecting 3 months fees
District Rahim Yar Khan: The parents of the children have complained that the private school owners are compelling them to pay 3 months fees in one go and are threatening the parents. The private school owners have said that they cannot close schools without collecting summer fees. They continue to flout the orders of the Lahore High Court for not collecting fees in one installment and also to down the schools for summer vacations. The schools continue to remain open. The parents have demanded action against school owners.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.9
Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.3
Financial corruption continues in Danish School Hasilpur
District Bahawalpur: The citizens of Hasilpur have complained that the head clerk of Danish School Hasilpur is continuing financial corruption in purchase and allotment of contracts and jobs. He also ill-treats the children of the poor people. The Assistant Commissioner of Hasilpur was approached in this regard and he said that he was investigating the matter and the responsible people will be punished.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.3
Parents receive threats for not paying 3 months fees
District Rajanpur: All schools of Shehr Farid have received 3 months fees and issued receipts to the students. Parents said the owners of private schools of District Rajanpur have given threats to the parents for not depositing fees for 3 months in one go. The parents have appealed to the Chief Justice Lahore High Court to take action.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.2
Girls appearing in exams without drinking water and electricity
District Vehari: The examination centre at Govt. Girls College Vehari is without cold drinking water and electricity. The girls are compelled to take exams without these facilities. The civil society members have appealed to the DCO Vehari to make arrangements for cold water and alternate arrangement for electricity.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-06-04/page-3
Security guard ties student for climbing wall
District Bahawalpur: The security guard of Qauid-e-Azam Medical College tied a 14 year old student for climbing wall to enter his school. The authorities of the Medical College had closed the passage that had been used by people for 40 years. The people of the area have demanded that the passage be opened again.
Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.8
Corruption in school construction, Anti-Corruption team visits site
District Muzaffargarh: A resident of Sardar Korray Khan had given an application to the Anti-Corruption Department that the building of school was constructed with substandard material and an amount of 20 million rupees was bungled jointly by DCO, Principal of the school and the Contractor. The building began to show cracks even before the construction was completed. The team visited the site and sent the samples of the material to laboratory and asked the applicant to appear before Anti-Corruption DG Khan Circle for preliminary statement.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.8
Teachers protested for their salaries
District Khairpur Mir: Primary School Teachers from Khairpur Mirs protested for their salaries. They declared that salaries have not been issued since six months. They also told media that they are not regular teachers; government is not regularizing them. They demanded from Government for regularization and salary.
Minister for special education ensured staff to upgrade them
Hyderabad: Minister for Special Education Mr. Mir Hayat Khan Talour has ensured the Union members of the special education to upgrade them by giving them joining orders.
Teachers from district Mithi protested for their regularization
The Teachers from Mithi protested for their regularization before Deputy Commissioner Office. They told media that they were appointed in 2010 with the tenure of 3 years, but after the contract Government is not regularizing them.
Teachers protested for salaries
District Badin: Primary Teachers from Badin protested for their salaries before press club. They declared before media that salaries are stopped since six months. They demanded for issuance of salaries.
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Hundreds of teaches from Qamber district protested for salaries
Hundreds of teachers from Qamber city gathered before press club and raised slogans against D.E.O and Treasury officers on stoppage of their salaries. They told that their IDs have been stopped along with their salary. They demanded from Government to take notice.
LLB Part one, two and final examination forms can be submitted upto 18th June: Karachi University
Karachi: Karachi University Controller Examinations Mr. Professor Dr. Arshad Azma has declared the date of submission of examination form of LLB. The forms of part one, two and last year can be submitted up to 18th of June.
Competition among students of 40 schools
District Jamshoro: A program of competition among the students, boys and girls, was organized by IRC and Alif Ailaan at District Jamshoro. The competition was based on Storytelling, IQ, Mathematics and reading with fluency. The main purpose of the program was to boost up talent among the students of Government Schools.
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No corrupt officer would be accepted in Education department: Education Minister
Hyderabad: Sindh Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said that no corrupt officer would be accepted in education department; no compromise on education would be welcomed at any rate; action would be taken against corrupt officers.
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Female officer did not leave her seat instead of her involvement in illegal appointments
Hyderabad: D.O Secondary Aghar Rashida Somro was found involved in illegal appointments and drawing of GP funds. But after her transfer, she did not leave charge of her office. The other onvolved group in illegal appointments is active to save themselves by visiting the doors of politicians.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.2
Interview result of teaching faculity announced at Ghulam Muhammad Mahar medical college
District Ghotki: Interview result announced. The names of selected candidates for the teaching posts have been announced on the website of Ghulam Muhammad Mahar medical college.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.2