Students complain of teachers` absenteeism
Continued absence of the headmaster and other teaching staff compelled the students of government high school, Prang Darra, in Loe Shalman to visit the Landi Kotal Press Club on Wednesday and convey their reservations about the lack of teachers in their school and how their precious time is being wasted.
The nation's future depends of education, says Governor KPK
Sardar Mehtab Khan Abbasi, Governor KPK, has said the provision of new research and education facilities is the top most preference of the government. Quality education ensures prosperous future for the nation. He expressed these views on the occasion of the 63rd convocation of Peshawar University.
New school uniform
Minister of Education has said that new school uniform and beautification of school buildings is the need of the hour. He said decisions in this regard would be taken in consultation with stakeholders.
Computerization of academic hospitals
The KPK government has completed the planning for computerization of major academic hospitals of the province. According to the plan, the pilot project would be initiated at the Hayatabad Medical College.
Principal of Ghazi School and College tortured; offender arrested
Police has arrested a suspect, Ayaz for torturing the principal and giving life threats to the teaching staff of Ghazi School and College, Pabbi.
Governor asks varsities to focus on research, development
Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan has asked the universities to focus on research, publication and development. He was speaking on the occasion of the convocation of the University of Peshawar here on Wednesday.
Student protest against examinations
Student associations of Balochistan University protested against the examination department. They decide to produce a white paper against administration and the V.C of the University.
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Protesting for teachers recruitments
NTS candidates protested in front of the Press Club at Kharan. They said that they have cleared their NTS test for the posts of teachers and that have not received their results.
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In an event of distribution of scholarships to students at the Degree College Muslim Bagh, Pashtun SF said that educational institutions are a source of a bright future for the youth.
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Efforts are being carried out to make the educational institutes more effective
CM Balochistan’s Advisor for Education, Sardar Raza Muhammad Barrech, has said that all sorts of steps are being taken to generate a conducive environment for education. Recent bill shall ensure improvement in private schools. Registration of the schools will be made easier and expedient.
The government is bent upon deteriorating schools
Leaders of Voice for Rights have said that although the government had initially used the excuse of an education emergency for political gains but now the government is creating stringent policies to harass private institutes.
Balochistan University has been turned into a political office
According to a statement by Pashtun Students' Federation, the VC office of Balochistan University has been turned into a political office because of the incompetent of the V.C and his corrupt administration. Influential people of Balochistan’s political groups frequently visit the campus and throw their influence around in front of the students.
Inter Girls School Drama Festival
Arts council has been presenting a mini drama festival in 12 schools for the last three months. This was their seventh drama festival. 240 students performed on the stage while more than 30 teachers have participated as writers, directors and makeup artists. At the closing ceremony the chief guest said that growth cannot be achieved without education.
Accreditation of Veterinary University
Pakistan Medical Veterinary Association Balochistan’s press release has demanded that accreditation of Veterinary University Marine Sciences, Othal be increased by at least two years.
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Students should remain calm, AJK Intermediate and Secondary Board
An urgent meeting has been called by AJK's Intermediate and Secondary Board, Mirpur to address the complaints of intermediate students regarding the marking of Chemistry papers.
Government school’s building affected after the earthquake
Forty years old dilapidated building of Government Primary School Chitarpari faces the threat of tumbling down at any time after the recent earth quake.
AJK University extends date for submission of admission forms
Now, forms for supplementary exams of the B.A and B.Sc can be submitted till 10th of November.
Pak China Economic Corridor Seminar in AJK University
Kashmir Institute of Economics of AJK University held a seminar on the Pak China Economic Corridor. CPEC was heralded as a harbinger of economic prosperity and development in the seminar. Moreover, expectations of investment were also expressed by the speakers of the seminar.
HEC undertakes Rs 75 billion projects to boost higher education
Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr.Mukhtar Ahmad on Wednesday said about 50 development projects costing Rs.75 billion had been initiated by the present government to give a real boost to higher education. These projects would focus on scholarships, new universities, up gradation of old universities and for research work.
Minister holds meeting on the project concerning F.G College, F-11/1
Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CA&DD) Wednesday held the 9th meeting of the committee of the project of “Establishment of F.G College of Home Economics, Management Sciences and Specialized Disciplines, F-11/1, Islamabad”.
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QAU BA, BSc exams from 11th
The Quaid-i-Azam University will hold the B.A/B.Sc supplementary examinations 2015 from next week. According to QAU controller (examinations) Sardar Muhammad Babar Khan, the examinations (theory) will begin on November 11 and last until December 18.
Renaming Madrassah Education Board
Secretary Religious Affairs has received a suggestion to rename Madrassah Education Board to Pakistan Islamic Education Commission and increase its powers. The new commission will conduct seminars for religious harmony and curriculum revision.
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Education loving nations have prospered, Admiral Iftikhar Sarohi
Former Naval Chief, Admiral Iftikhar Sarohi has said that only those nations have prospered in the history who promoted knowledge and education. The vision of Islamized education of our forefathers has not been fulfilled hitherto because of dereliction of our leaders.
HEC decides to take action against non-compliant supervisors
As per HEC Guidelines, a supervisor can oversee not more than 12 M. Phil or PhD students in aggregate at a time. HEC has decided to take action against those universities and supervisors who do not comply with HEC Guidelines.
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Teachers told to ensure availability for LG polls
The Federal Directorate of Education has asked teachers and other staff members of Islamabad’s government schools to ensure their availability for local body elections slated to take place in the capital territory on November 30.
CIIT students from underprivileged areas get fee reimbursed
Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) organised an event at its Islamabad campus here on Wednesday to reimburse the fees of 46 Ph.D students belonging to less developed areas of the country, under the Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme, implemented by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan.
NUST set to hold convocation
The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) has planned to hold the convocation of its School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in a fortnight.
Social scientists pledge to evolve alternate solutions
A two-day conference to promote innovative and research based studies in social sciences began on Wednesday at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU). Themed around new dimensions, challenges and perspectives of social sciences in 21st century, the first-ever national conference on social sciences was organised by AIOU Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Closing ceremony of IoT programmes held at NUML
The closing ceremony of all five Indigenous On-campus Training (IoT) Programs was held at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) on Wednesday, says a press release.
CIIT trains non-teaching staffers
Faculty Development Academy (FDA), the training wing of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), conducted its third workshop of a series of seven workshops assigned by Higher Education Commission (HEC) for the non-teaching members of universities/higher education institutes.
Responding to Parliament's criticism, the chairman Senate, Raza Rabbani instructed the relevant authority for their explanations with regard to criticism and submission of report by one month. Moreover, the process of establishment of the National Law University has been handed over to a special committee.
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Islamic Education Commission
Minister for Religious Affairs said they have suggested changing the name of “Madrassa Education Board” to Pakistan Islamic Education Commission. Minister has suggested making it operational. It will facilitate in designing the madrassa curriculum for Islamic education centers.
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Challenging the private school ordinance
All Pakistan Private Schools Association had a meeting and they decided to challenge the new ordinance for private schools to Lahore High Court.
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HED looking for VCs for 4 varsities
The Higher Education Department (HED) has called for applications for four vacant posts of Vice Chancellors (VCs) at public universities. The universities are: the Punjab University (PU), the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), the University of Sargodha (UoS) and the Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering and Technology (MNS-UET) Multan.
Government Gordon College starts BS Hons.
Govt. Gordon College, Rawalpindi has commenced its new session of BS Hons program. Addressing at the inaugural ceremony of the program, Dr. Muhammad Ali Bhatti (Principal) said that Gordon College’s administration will utilize its resources for successful completion of the new batch of BS Hons.
Education system should be based on scientific knowledge and Islamic norms
Hamdard Shura held a meeting on the agenda of ‘Real Purpose of Education – Scientific Knowledge and Islamic Norms’. At the end of the meeting it was expressed that such an education system should be devised that has sound bases upon scientific knowledge and Islamic norms.
BISE, Rawalpindi invites applications for scholarships
BISE, Rawalpindi has invited scholarship applications from the students who obtained the highest marks in their matriculation exams. 35 scholarship awards will be allocated to children of teachers.
BDS result announced
University of Health Science declared the result of the first professional exam of BDS yesterday. 781 candidates appeared in the exam from 12 dental colleges. 529 candidates passed while 251 failed the exam.
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Punjab Government takes notice of hiring of males on academic and administrative post by Lahore College for Women University
The administration of LCWU has revoked its decision of hiring males on academic and administrative posts after the Punjab government took notice of the issue.
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Money received from Rawalpindi’s colleges by fake government official
It has come to the notice of the Secretary Higher Education that Rs.10.000/- have been extorted by a fake government official from the colleges of Rawalpindi. As per sources, this felony is committed by making a prank call wherewith money is demanded by fake Directors of Colleges.
Sports facilities for the students
Vice Chancellor of Pir Meher Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmed, has said that his admin team is trying its best to provide as much sports facilities to students as possible.
Fresh infrastructure of schools
Rana Mashood chaired a meeting in PEEF with the agenda: fresh infrastructure for new schools. He said the terms of reference have been agreed upon with NGOs and well off individuals that are willing to donate for schools. Fresh infrastructure will be panned for new schools.
Adjourment motion moved against private investment of higher education funds
MPA Khadija Umar (PML-Q) has moved an adjournment motion against the private/profit-oriented investment of the funds of Higher Education. She said an investment of Rs. 3.78 billion is an act of bad governance. She revealed this fact in the light of the Audit Report 2014.
Wah university graduates receive degrees
A colourful function of the 3rd Convocation of University of Wah was held in the auditorium of the University in which degrees and medals were distributed among the successful graduates.
Chairman POF Board and Board of Governors, Lt Gen Omar Mahmood Hayat, HI (M) was the chief guest on this occasion.
Speakers urge govt to legislate universal schooling
A two-day international conference on ‘Inclusive Education’, which emphasised on making effective legislation about universalising schools' agenda through inclusive education, concluded at the University of Management and Technology (UMT) on Wednesday.
Balochistan varsity students visit PU
A delegation of female students from University of Engineering and Technology Khuzdar, Balochistan visited Punjab University and called on the Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Mujahid Kamran in the committee room of his office here on Wednesday. Registrar Prof Dr. Liaqat Ali was also present on the occasion.
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Over 90% of schoolchildren cannot read adequately
More than 98 percent of school children cannot write accurately, be it in Urdu or English, and over 99 percent of teachers in private schools do not know anything about phonetics and phonology. This was disclosed by leading educationists and literary experts present at the “All Pakistan Children’s Mushaira” held at the Karachi Expo Centre.
KGS sweeps Spelling Bee regional rounds
In a world where calculators have robbed us of mental arithmetic and spell-checks have made us careless with our spellings, have cast a kind of spell on us of dependency on technology, what are we to do if any of our word processors or expensive gadgets malfunctions? The spell has to be broken, no doubt, and the Spelling Bee is the way.
Mark sheets cancelled
On the instructions of CM Sindh, Chairman Interboard Karachi has cancelled those mark sheets on which the controller blamed for purposiveness by the chairman. These candidates did not deserve.
PM orders to shut down illegal sub-campuses of universities
PM has ordered to shun the illegal sub-campuses of universities. HEC has started crackdown against the sub-campuses operating without NOC and has given deadline of 90 days to such institutions.
Supplementary Exams of Matriculation
51,000 students will begin appearing in Supplementary Exam of matriculation from today. Candidates of general science group, arts group and private group are 44000, 4000 and 2000 respectively.
Regulation of teachers
Sindh High Court has issued notices to the plaintiffs to submit their reply on 25 November while hearing the petition by teachers for their regulation.
Date for admission forms for Inter Board Supplementary Exams
Controller of examinations of the Inter Board has announced that the dates for submission of admission forms for the Intermediate Supplementary exam are from the 10th November to 12th November.
Mobile app for emergency situation by FUUAST
Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technology has developed a mobile app to indicate the solution in emergency situation. It will inform about the security departments in unpleasant situations.
Students throng free medical camp
Hundreds of students belonging to Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) on Wednesday attended a medical camp and got their sugar level, blood pressure, lipid levels as well as liver enzyme tested.
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IVS, DUHS make their campuses gun-free zones
The Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (IVS) has joined the fight against the ‘weaponisation’ of the society by collaborating with Citizens Against Weapons. IVS is the first university in the city to declare its campus a ‘Weapon-Free Zone.’
Punjab education’s financial fiasco
The Auditor General has detected corruption and financial irregularities amounting to Rs 5.28 billion at the Punjab Education Department and directed the authorities concerned to take punitive action against the responsible officers. This comes as no surprise considering the sad state of public education in the region.
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Five reasons to not miss the Learn Smart Pakistan Education Forum 2015 by Amna Mishal
Last year, the Learn Smart Pakistan Education Forum gathered the brightest minds in the education industry and initiated constructive dialogue regarding education in Pakistan. This year, the Knowledge Platform, is organising the conference in Islamabad tomorrow. It will provide a great opportunity for learning, interactive activities and networking.
Private Schools Ordinance: The truth and the untold story by Kashif Mirza
According to the Private Educational Institutions Promotion and Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance 2015, the private schools would be imposed fines from Rs20,000 to Rs40 lakh. Private educational institutions have been directed to adjust the extra fees received earlier in the next month’s fee within seven days of issuance of the ordinance. The magistrate could impose Rs. 2 lakh toRs20 lakh fine on that institution.
Letters to the Editor
The Hub administrative authority established a library two-and-a-half decades ago. The library contains hundreds of books in different languages, including Urdu, English and Sindhi. But, unfortunately, this library remains open only for two hours daily, which makes it difficult for students to prepare for their examinations.
No compromise on education; development is directly linked to it: Governor
Peshawar: The Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan said in the new era, education provision is the government’s first priority. The government is trying to take all steps it can for the provision of facilities concerning education and research. The nation’s future is directly linked with the quality of education and we never compromise on quality education and research. We have brought expert teachers into the universities. These views he shared at Peshawar University's convocation. He distributed PhD, M.Phil and Masters Degrees among the students.
New uniform will introduced in government schools
Peshawar: A consultation meeting was held to introduce a new and attractive uniform of the same colour in government schools. The consultation meeting seminar was attended by the Provincial Education Minister Muhammad Atif Khan as a chief guest. The other government officials of different departments, representatives of the government and private schools along with principals and parents were present on this occasion. The Minister said that he will provide an education-friendly environment to the students and that he’s dedicated to improving the condition of government schools.
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Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Page No. 8
Demand for reconstruction of the Girls Primary School in Gor Gathri
Peshawar: The focal people of the Government Girls Primary School Gor Gathri No. 2 Shagufta Begum and its principal Safeena Bukhari demanded the provincial government to take immediate action to have their school building reconstructed. It has been damaged by the recent earthquake in the province and its condition is a danger to the teachers and students there.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 2
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Page No. 2
Bannu: Postal Office carelessness after examination results published; students haven’t received their roll number slips
Bannu: Postal Office Bannu’s carelessness has resulted in two students not receiving their roll number slips after the examination. The students protested against the Postal Office and demanded disciplinary action against the victim of the negligent staff.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 3
Public’s trust in the government institutions is increasing: Iftekhar Mashwani
Mardan: The Dedak Committee Mardan Chairman MPA Iftekhar Ali Mashwani said the government regularly takes interest in working toward the increase of performance in and quality of education in the province. He said the people’s trust in the government institutions has increased in his address yesterday on the occasion of annual prize distribution in Government Higher Secondary School Gojjar Garhi. The students, parents and elders of the area participated in the program.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 3
Private schools have turned education into a business: Baloch Student Action Committee (BSAC)
District Quetta: The Baloch Student Action Committee (BSAC) in a joint statement said private schools have made education a business; collecting exorbitant fees from grade 9 students in the name of Balochistan Board’s increased examination fees all the while keeping the notifications of these increases from parents and misleading them. Students and poor parents are perturbed by the swindling they have suffered from.
2 buses for 700 students are not enough
District Gwadar: The two buses assigned for the Inter College in Pasni are not enough for more than 700 female students. Social groups told the provincial government that every year students’ enrollment in the college increases and so college shuttles should be provided in accordance with the increase.
Registration for private schools will be made easy: Advisor for Education
District Quetta: While meeting with delegation of private schools owners, Advisor for Education Mr. Raza Barrech said the Education Authority Bill is aimed at eliminating ghost private schools and to prevent forged degrees. He said the current government has increased the educational budget from 4% to 26% while the registration process of private schools will be made easier by this bill.
Demand for library in the city should be fulfilled: Mr. Soomro
District Lasbela: Mr. Sohail Ahmed Soomro and Mr. Faizan Lassi said in statement that the unavailability of a city library in Othal has made the youth to go astray. They demanded the provincial and district government facilitate the city in establishing a functioning library to the wide benefit of the area.
NTS influenced by Politics in Balochistan: BNP
District Quetta: The Central Leader of Balochistan National party Mr. Malik Naveed Dhawar said that NTS recruitments were influenced by political interference. He said tests and interviews were held in this regard but position holders were neglected when recruitment were made. Education officials are adjusting their own near and dear which is a violation of merit and a usurpation of the rights of legitimate candidates.
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Balochistan University has become a political hub: PSF
District Quetta: PSF said in a provincial statement the corrupt V.C and university's administration has ruined the image of the university and has turned it into a political office. PSF said influential political figures are visiting the university on a daily basis and using it as their political office. PSF condemned behavior of local transporters with students.
NTS pass candidates protesting all over Balochistan
Interior Balochistan: The NTS pass candidates are protesting in front of the press club with placards and shared views that thousands of students appeared in the NTS test with great hopes of merit but all the hopes shattered due to recruitment on nepotism basis and merit violated completely. Socio-political figures also condemned the Education Department’s bias in NTS recruitment.
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Yazman Schools without security; parents concerned
District Bahawalpur: Most schools of Yazman Mandi are without proper security arrangements and parents have appealed to the authorities to take notice of the situation.
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Survey of partially handicapped children; first phase completed
District Bahawalpur: A team of experts has completed the first phase of survey of partially handicapped children for admission in their nearby school under the Inclusive Education Programme. The team pointed out 400 such children.
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Multan Board to announce Matric Supplementary Examination results on 12th November, 2015
District Multan: Education Boards including Multan Board will announce the results of Matric Supplementary Examinations on 12th November, 2015.
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Girls must participate in extracurricular activities
District Bahawalpur: MNA Parveen Masood, while addressing a function at the Junior Model School said girls must participate in extracurricular activities.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 15
Locals protest move to get girls’ school relocated
District Rajanpur: The residents and girls of Bangla Hidayat have protested against having the girls’ school shifted to a far of area.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 2
Education Department fails to meet the enrolment target
District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab Education Department has failed to meet the target for enrolment for out of school children.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 8
Complete Story: Daily Pakistan, Multan, Page No. 2
Village without school building; education ruined
Hyderabad: Village Muhammad Siddique Lashari near Tando Ghulam Hyder has not had a primary school building for years. The students have been compelled to sit on the ground and study; they have to bear scorching summers and cold winters. The residents have declared that local political parties there have been informed of the absence of the school building, but take no notice of the issue to provide a decent building for the students.
Professors suspended classes and protested against principal
District Nawabshah: The professors, teaching and other non-teaching staff protested against the principal of the Government Degree College, Nawabshah while classes were suspended. It was alleged by the protesters that the principal does not respect them when they visit his office and does not take a serious interest in solving their problems.
Girls' school building in crumbling condition
District Sijwal: The building of the Government Girls High School Sijwal is dilapidated and is crumbling due to the carelessness of higher authorities of the Education Department. Different parts of classes and laboratories are damaged and falling apart. The building can collapse at any time. The school management said applications have been submitted to the Education Department for renovations but no response has been given so far.
HEC decides to establish a university campus in District Shahdadkot
District Qamber Shahadadkot: The Higher Education Commission Islamabad has decided to establish a university campus in Shahdadkot City. A survey team from Shah Abdul Latif University visited the Degree College for Boys Shahdadkot with the Deputy Commissioner of Qamber Mr. Anwar Ul Haq. The team gathered the information they need for establishing a campus.
School roof left three students injured
District Jacobabad: Three students got injured due to pieces of the roof collapsing on them at the Government Boys Primary School Workshop in Colony Kandhkot. The nearby residents took them to the hospital for initial treatment. While the teachers have declared the school building had been dilapidated for a while but the Education Department remained silent to take better steps for its repairing.
Mark sheets of seven students of Inter Pre-Medical and Engineering withheld
Karachi: The Chairman Education Board Karachi Mr. Akhtar Ghauri has issued notifications to withhold mark sheets of seven students of inter-medical and engineering groups. He has ordered to re-verify the said mark sheets according to the rules and regulations of the Board.
Deadline for submission of Intermediate examination forms
Karachi: The Education Board Karachi has announced the deadline for the submission of the intermediate, pre-medical, engineering, science and other disciplines’ examination forms. The concerned students can submit their forms from the 10th of November to the 12th.