5 October 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


School heads booked for poor security arrangements

The police on Friday registered cases against heads of 10 schools for poor security arrangements. Those booked also included people who rented houses without submitting bio-data of the tenants.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1210604/school-heads-booked-for-poor-security-arrangements


Teachers urged to prepare nation for challenges

Speakers at an educational conference urged the teachers to realise their national responsibility and prepare the nation for challenges ahead of it. The two-day conference was organised by Tanzeem-i-Asateza in Timergara. The conference, which concluded on Sunday, was attended by school and college teachers of Lower Dir, Upper Dir and Bajaur Agency.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1210981/teachers-urged-to-prepare-nation-for-challenges


Students spend time with soldiers in Peshawar

Pak Army on Sunday organised a daylong programme for the students and faculty members of Edward School and College, Islamia College and Spin Jamaat and Darwesh Mosque Madrassa to sensitise them on security and spend time with soldiers on the posts.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1210997/students-spend-time-with-soldiers-in-peshawar





99 graduates awarded degrees at FAST-NUCES convocation

The 41st convocation ceremony of FAST-National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences was held here. A press release said that as many as 99 graduates of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Business Administration disciplines were awarded degrees. The convocation was attended by corporate luminaries, leading academicians, intellectuals, parents and the students.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-343785-99-graduates-awarded-degrees-at-FAST-NUCES-convocation



Search committee fails to find VCs for two universities

A search committee has failed to find suitable vice-chancellors for two public sector universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, according to sources. The high level academic search committee was formed by the provincial government for appointment of vice-chancellors of public sector universities in the province. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1210999/search-committee-fails-to-find-vcs-for-two-universities


Corruption at Islamia College Peshawar

Corruption of millions of rupees in Islamia College University Peshawar has been revealed.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-04&edition=KCH&id=1918646_31057338


Psychological problems of students

A seminar on “Psychological problems of children and youth” was held at a hotel in Peshawar. Experts said that there should be some special course on psychology for the children. Children should be taught how to handle psychological issues at the primary school stage.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103098907&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151004




Biometric system urged to check absenteeism in education sector

Use of modern technology, including biometric system, can help check absenteeism of teachers, students and tracing out ghost teachers and employees in the education sector, stated Advisor to Chief Minister Balochistan on Education Sardar Raza Muhammad Baraich on Sunday. He said the system would also help in tracing out ghost teachers in state-run schools.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-05/page-3/detail-1


Opposition groups plead for textbook printing in Balochistan

Opposition parties in the Balochistan Assembly censured the provincial government on Saturday for allowing other provinces to print textbooks in Balochistan and effectively shutting out the local printing industry.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/966972/opposition-groups-plead-for-textbook-printing-in-balochistan/


Increasing fees is not justifiable

Pashtun Student Federation said that high fees by private schools are not justifiable.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103096011&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151003


Position holders in NTS test demand recruitment

Successful candidates from NTS tests conducted for the recruitment of teachers said that the government should appoint the top-position holders from NTS test on a priority basis. They added that almost 360 positions in various schools across Quetta are vacant.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103096005&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151003


School without classrooms

The building of Middle School Kli Azam Ahmed Waal, Noshki is in deplorable condition. The students of the school are taking classes without classrooms.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-04-2015/quetta/page12.asp


Meritorious recruitment will improve education standard

The Education Advisor said that meritorious recruitment of teachers will improve the standard of education in the region.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103098265&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151004


Free books at Balochi Academy

General Secretary Pakistan Balochi Academy said that nearly 80% of the educational institutions are provided with Balochi Literature by the academy. He said that they have planned to provide free Balochi books to all educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103098061&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151004


Broken promises

The Vice Chancellor Balochistan University promised to provide support funds for M.Phil students. However, up till now, nothing has been provided to the expectants. 
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103098107&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151004


Insufficient space at schools

MPA Dr. Rukaiyya Hashmi said that there are schools that are working in houses with a maximum of 3-5 rooms. She added that a school requires proper play grounds and other facilities that these schools do not have the capacity to provide.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103100014&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151005


Age restrictions for Matric exams

Balochistan Education board has fixed 15 years as a minimum age criterion for taking matriculation examination.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-05-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Grounds of educational institutions in poor condition

The condition of play grounds in some of the oldest educational institutions is pitiable. The play grounds of Yazdan Khan High School has been vacant for 5 years. The principal says that due to the lack of funds, no development has taken place.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-05-2015/quetta/page10.asp




CCP grants one week more to elite schools to furnish info

After the decision to disallow fees hike by elite schools, the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has granted one week more to owners and board of directors of some schools for providing required information to the CCP.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-343675-CCP-grants-one-week-more-to-elite-schools-to-furnish-info




Differences between private schools, parents persist

Although the private schools fearing action from the government have decided not to charge the raised fee for the time being, yet things don’t seem to be settled here as parents have come up with a new set of demands.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-10-03/page-13/detail-9


Low-cost schools seek withdrawal of decision

The low-cost private schools have appealed to the government to revise the notification of fee reversal, warning the decision will lead to the closure of schools and government will not be able to accommodate thousands of students enrolled in them. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-10-03/page-13/detail-1



‘Textbooks replete with biases’

Speaking at a session titled ‘Curriculum of Peace or Hate?’ during the Children’s Literature Festival on Friday, Amir Riaz, who researches in school curriculums and has authored a book on the matter, said there was much evidence of bias in textbooks. Instances of bias against women: you will see pictures of boys flying kites or playing cricket while their sisters are making or serving food.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1210598/textbooks-replete-with-biases



Ministry seeks scholarship applications from minority students

The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has asked the deserving minority students to submit applications for scholarship before October 8 (Thursday).Orphans, destitute, needy and poor minority students, having good educational record, are eligible for scholarships for the financial year 2015-16, a ministry official said.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-04/page-13/detail-2




Why a festival for children’s literature?

The Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) isn’t playing second fiddle to its more grown-up counterparts anymore: this year’s outing in Islamabad saw thousands of visitors, young and old, flocking to Lok Virsa.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1210793/why-a-festival-for-childrens-literature







School teachers awarded certificates at OTA

Teachers from different schools of Islamabad, Abottabad, Swat and Peshawar were awarded certificates upon the successful completion of a course held as part of the Oxford Teachers’ Academy (OTA). The certificates were distributed in ceremony organised by Oxford University Press on Friday. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-343466-School-teachers-awarded-certificates-at-OTA



GSIS wins Inter-school Football Tournament

The Global System of Integrated Studies (GSIS) School and College organised its 6th Inter-School Football Tournament on its main campus.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-343751-GSIS-wins-Inter-school-Football-Tournament


Honour for RMS CEO

Roots Millennium School CEO Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq has been included in the list of the 500 most influential Muslim personalities for the second consecutive year, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-343752-Honour-for-RMS-CEO




RIS launches BLINC

Root International Schools (RIS) launched a whole new initiative with the name Bridged Learning with Interactive Communication (BLINC). RIS organised an in-depth training session for the branch heads, science teachers and ICT teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-343457-RIS-launches-BLINC


Committees for unauthorized sub-campuses

Higher Education Commission has created committees for investigations against unauthorized sub campuses and unauthorized universities. HEC has uploaded the list on their website. The committee will also investigate the programmes associated with these unauthorized institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-10-04/page-12


Fee concession for flood affected students

Allama Iqbal Open University allowed concession of fees for students who were affected by floods. The University has exempted fees of intermediate for the current semester.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-04&edition=ISL&id=1917574_24693142


Secretariat allowance needed by teachers

United Teachers Association said that on the occasion of Teacher’s Day on 5th October, government should announce the secretariat allowance for teachers along with some sustainable package for them.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-10-03/page-3


University of London officials visit SIL

Simon Askey, director of the Undergraduate Law (LLB Honours) Programme of the University of London, visited the School of International Law (SIL), says a press release. During the visit, he met and congratulated the two worldwide distinction holders of the LLB (Honours), Zainab Samantash and Zunaira Shahid.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-343459-University-of-London-officials-visit-SIL


Pak, Us To Enhance Cooperation Between Varsities

Pakistan and the United States are working on increasing cooperation between their universities as well as seeking more scholarships for higher education for Pakistani students in America, Pakistan’s ambassador to the US, Jalil Abbas Jilani said here Saturday, says a message received here from Washington .

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=274694


Irregular recruitment of chairman HEC

In 2014 the position was advertised in which government officials were allowed to apply with prior departmental permission and approval. A number of vice chancellors applied through the department but Dr Mukhtar got approval from pro rector COMSATS for this position.      

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-03&edition=LHR&id=1917172_28873293


CIIT forwards Dr Haroon Rashid’s case to Preston

The COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) has forwarded the directions to Preston University to investigate the matter of Dr Haroon Rashid’s thesis, allegedly containing 72% plagiarism.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-03/page-13/detail-8


HEC to launch Pakistan School on Internet Governance

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) will launch country's first ever Pakistan School on Internet Governance (pkSIG) offering intensive learning courses in internet governance. According to an official of HEC, the school would offer political, legal, economic, socio-cultural, technological courses and other dimensions of internet governance within the context of the national objectives. Simple knowledge and understanding of the Internet is enough to attend the School.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-04/page-13/detail-5




Malala want to be prime minister

Malala Yousafzai said that Mohtarma Benazir Bhuttu is her favorite personality. Malala said that Benazir had proven herself. She said that if Pakistanis will cast vote for her then she will become prime minister of Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103101524&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151005


Investment on Education

In a press conference, Opposition Leader Khurshid Shah said that a large amount was spent on war against terrorism. If the equivalent amount can be spend on education then our country may get significant progress.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/05-10-2015/p3/story.aspx?param=jang.jpg



AIOU sets Oct 9 deadline for admissions

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has set Oct 9 as deadline for admission in it various academic programmes for the current semester. The students can avail the opportunity by paying nominal late fee. There will be no further extension of this date. Instructions have been issued to university’s 46 regional offices all over the country for facilitating the inspiring students.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-05/page-13/detail-3


AIOU PTC/CT, B.Ed exams to start from Oct 12

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will conduct final exams of its teachers’ training programmes for the Semester Spring, 2015 from October 12. Roll Number slips of ATTC, PTC, CT and B.Ed programmes have been dispatched to all enrolled students by Postal Mail Service, said a university spokesman while talking to APP Friday. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-10-03/page-14/detail-1


Int’l scholars will deliver lecture on e-learning tomorrow at AIOU

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will start a lecture series by the international professors on e-learning for academia and PhD scholars from tomorrow at its main campus.Speakers who will deliver lecture from abroad on skype include Prof Mark Adams, Prof Bettina Brockmann, Prof Bobbi Makani, Minna Holopainen from SJSU California, Dr Ishan Abeywardena from Sri Lanka Open University and Dr Rory McGreal from Athabasca University, Canada.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-04/page-2/detail-6



24 Pakistani law students from 8 universities compete in National Moot Court

Twenty-four top law students from across Pakistan competed in Pakistan Law Moot’s first-ever moot court event, organised in partnership with the Pakistan-US Alumni Network (PUAN), with support from US Embassy Islamabad and the US Education Foundation Pakistan (USEFP). The two-day event offered teams from eight universities an opportunity to refine their legal and presentation skills in a simulated court room environment. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-04/page-13/detail-6



Isra University launches ‘Skills for Employ Ability’ project

Isra University, Islamabad Campus, in collaboration with Punjab Skill Development Funds launched project themed “Skills for Employ Ability 2015” aimed to produce a useful citizen who may contribute his share in the development of country.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-343461-Isra-University-launches-Skills-for-Employ-Ability-project


More Of A Fun Than A Serious Academic Activity

It may not be a genuine issue concerning the youths, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) however assumed it is and held a 3-hour lecture on ‘black magic and role of jinnis in our life’ at its Islamabad campus here on Friday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=274495


PMDC, colleges discuss ways to end bad practices

Heads of government-run medical colleges and universities discussed with the managing committee of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) on Friday how to end the bad practices which have tainted the medical education and the profession in the country.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1210593/pmdc-colleges-discuss-ways-to-end-bad-practices





Unknown callers threaten to below up 3 Murree schools

Unknown callers threatened to blow up three educational institutions in Murree, reliable sources disclosed to The Nation yesterday. In light of the threatening calls, police have beefed up security around the three schools and in the hill station to avert any untoward incident, a police officer confirmed.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-10-04/page-13/detail-7


Punjab doubles allocation for education scholarships

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has announced increasing the annual amount of the Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) from Rs.2 billion to Rs.4 billion and giving educational scholarships to 200,000 deserving talented students the next year.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1210642/punjab-doubles-allocation-for-education-scholarships









Parents’ woes finally heard

A registration authority has been constituted to look into matters of private schools and to address the parents’ complaints about increase in school fee. Consisting of five members, including DCO, EDO, MDO, one representative from private schools and one from Parents’ Association, the authority has been initially established at the Lahore district level, and will be expanded across Punjab.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/04-Oct-2015/parents-woes-finally-heard


Private schools can’t increase fee till 2016: Punjab minister

Punjab Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan has said the Punjab government will not allow any private school to increase its fee structure till 2016.  He said this while addressing a press conference in Vehari on Sunday. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-343786-Private-schools-cant-increase-fee-till-2016-Punjab-minister





Govt given last chance to reply in free education case

The Lahore High Court Thursday gave last opportunity to the federal and Punjab government to submit replies in a petition seeking directions for the enforcement of Article 25 of the Constitution and provision of free education to the children up to the age of 16.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-343490-Govt-given-last-chance-to-reply-in-free-education-case


Non-registered schools to face fine up to Rs40 lakh

Private schools being run without registration, those increasing fees illegally, or refusing to adjust the extra amount already received from students will have to pay heavy fine, according to an ordinance issued by the Punjab governor here on Saturday. According to the Private Educational Institutions Promotion and Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance 2015, the private schools violating the law would be imposed fines from Rs20,000 to Rs40 lakh.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-39999-Non-registered-schools-to-face-fine-up-to-Rs40-lakh









Students, teachers urge education in native language

Students, teachers, poets, intellectuals, members of Punjabi organisations, under the aegis of Punjabi Parchar staged a protest rally in front of Lahore Press Club on Saturday urging the Punjab government to impart primary education in the native language.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-04/page-14/detail-1



Need to reform education system

Sometime ago, a commission on national education rightly pointed out that economic development would require a generally literate population able to understand and apply the new discoveries of science and improved technical and agricultural practices. Moreover, proper functioning of any democratic system should be based upon a citizenry which keeps itself informed on local and national issues and choose wisely from among alternative candidates and courses of action.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-343494-Need-to-reform-education-system


Ahsan admits 5.5m kids out of schools

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal admitted on Sunday that 5.5 million or 40 percent of the Pakistani children were still out of schools. Addressing a prize distribution ceremony held at Narowal under the auspices of National Rural Development Programme (NRDP), he said that according to UNESCO reports, 5.5 million children do not go to the schools in Pakistan, which is criminal negligence of the officials concerned.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-05/page-4/detail-10





Directive to seal private schools in residential areas

The district administration Faisalabad, has decided to seal the buildings and cancel registration of private schools being run in the residential areas. The DCO said land of all state-run schools must be protected and the teachers taking part in politics should be sent home without any delay.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1210628/directive-to-seal-private-schools-in-residential-areas


World Education Games to begin from 13th

The three-day World Education Games (WEG) 2015, the biggest kids’ online event of its nature, supported by the UNICEF and other international institutions will start from October 13. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-05/page-13/detail-6 http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=274752


Man impersonating EDO swindles school heads

A man impersonating an executive district officer on Saturday swindled Rs26,000 from two heads of special education schools through Easypaisa transactions.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1210735/man-impersonating-edo-swindles-school-heads


Headmaster suspended for ‘raping student’

The Schools Education Department has suspended the principal of Jalalpur Peerwala Government Middle School who was charged with raping a grade four student. The Education Department has also ordered the school administration to move 25 girls of the school to an all-girls campus.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/966901/unsafe-space-headmaster-suspended-for-raping-student/


Corruption by different departments including education department

A corruption of 49 million rupees in different departments, including the education department, has been disclosed in Rawalpindi.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-05-2015/pindi/page2.asp


Recruitment of 400 intern lecturers completed

Director College said that the hiring process of 400 intern lecturers has been completed. The interns will be serving serve in government colleges.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-10-05/page-2


School audit for Dengue

Education department has declared all government schools safe from Dengue virus in their audit reports.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-10-05/page-2


World Teacher’s Day

In a discussion at World Teacher’s Day, the educationists said that in most of the schools, teachers are earning less than the minimum income of an average laborer. They said that the teachers are often assigned additional non-teaching duties which wastes their time.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-05-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=06_25.gif


Standard of Aitcheson not maintained

Principal Aitcheson College said that the standard of college is not the same as before. He added that the court had directed him not to cause any interference in the administrative matters of the college.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103099355&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151004


Sikandaria Colony school gets computer lab

The Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood inaugurated a newly constructed computer lab at Government Middle School Sikandaria Colony Bund Road. The minister also announced area extension of the institution by including 7 marla piece of land adjacent to the school in its premises. A longstanding need of the school has been fulfilled with the construction of a computer lab comprising seven computers completed at a cost of Rs0.5 million.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-04/page-14/detail-5


Government urged to lift ban on student unions

Dozens of students staged a protest demonstration at Liberty Roundabout on Sunday against the ban on student unions. The students from various educational institutions had gathered on a call by Democratic Students Alliance. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/967396/student-politics-government-urged-to-lift-ban-on-student-unions/


BA/BSc admission schedule

Punjab University (PU) Examinations Department on Saturday issued the schedule for submission of admission form for BA/BSc Annual Examination 2016. For regular candidates, last date for submission of admission form with single fee is 3-11-2015 (by post) and 10-11-2015 (by hand), while form can be submitted with double fee till 17-11-2015 (by post) and 24-11-2015 (by hand).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-343661-BABSc-admission-schedule


Make campuses accessible to disabled students: VC

University administrations should take steps to make campuses accessible to disabled students,” said Dr Qaiser Mushtaq, vice chancellor of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur on Thursday. He thanked the chief minister for approving purchase of electronic limbs (arms) for a disabled MPhil student of the university.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/966304/make-campuses-accessible-to-disabled-students-vc/


Dengue larva found at 92 schools in Pindi

The Rawalpindi district government has taken stern action against various private and public schools for violating health guidelines in the ongoing campaign against dengue in the province.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/966331/looming-crisis-dengue-larva-found-at-92-schools-in-pindi/



Unsatisfactory outcomes of Danish Schools

Despite hefty exhaustion of government resources, Danish schools have not been able to produce satisfactory results for matric examinations.. 

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-03&edition=ISL&id=1916284_75959812


Portuguese ambassador visits PU, gifts books for library

Portugal Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Joao Paulo Sabido Costa visited Punjab University and met with Director External Dr. Maria Isabel Maldonado at Committee Room of Vice Chancellor’s office on Saturday. Honoray Consul of Portugal Iftihkar Feroz and Institute of Languages (IoL) faculty members were also present on the occasion.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-04/page-14/detail-5


Lecture on ‘Anti-Corruption Drive’ held at FJWU

Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi with the collaboration of National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Islamabad has organized a lecture on ‘Say no to corruption’ here on Friday at the university campus. This lecture was held in the University’s Old library’s extension. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-343460-Lecture-on-Anti-Corruption-Drive-held-at-FJWU


Gordon college to start coeducation in BS

The Punjab government and the University of Gujrat have allowed Government Gordon College to offer admissions to both boys and girls in the forthcoming session of its 4-year BS programme commencing this month, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-343452-Gordon-college-to-start-coeducation-in-BS


Petition moved against BZU, HEC over financial support

Justice Mirza Waqas Rauf of Lahore High Court’s Multan bench on Friday admitted a petition moved by some postgraduate students on reimbursements of fee and sought comments from the Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) vice chancellor, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the BZU Commerce Department head within a fortnight.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/966907/petition-moved-against-bzu-hec-over-financial-support/


International workshop concludes at PMAS-AAUR

Speakers at the workshop suggested olive industry of Pakistan should be sustainable as well as profitable in order to compete in the international market. the three days (September 30 to October 2) international workshop on “Sustainable Agriculture Water Management in a Changing Environment - A Special Focus on Olive Tree”, at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), here on Friday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-343458-International-workshop-concludes-at-PMAS-AAUR


Thesis on display

The thesis display by the students of Punjab University’s College Art & Design (PUCAD) will continue till (today) Monday.The work of students of PUCAD’s BFA (Fine Arts) has been put on display. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-343772-Thesis-on-display


PU convocation plan reviewed

A meeting of Punjab University Convocation Coordination Committee on Friday reviewed arrangements made by the subcommittees for the convocation to be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-343496-PU-convocation-plan-reviewed




Registration of private schools violating fee rule to be cancelled: Khuhro

Private schools cannot increase fee by more than five per cent without taking prior permission from the private schools directorate and if any school is found violating this rule, its registration will be cancelled.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1210508/registration-of-private-schools-violating-fee-rule-to-be-cancelled-khuhro








Sukkur BISE declares HSC results

The Sukkur Board of Interme­diate and Secondary Education on Friday announced the results of annual examination for the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) part-II in humanities, commerce and home economic groups.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1210498/sukkur-bise-declares-hsc-results


Early childhood education stressed

Batool Talal, a fresh graduate of the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) course from the Teachers Resource Centre (TRC), reflected on the lowly status reserved for teachers in Pakistani society. She was speaking at the passing out of the 10th batch of student-teachers from the TRC-IECE Institute here on Saturday evening where 13 pre- and in-service teachers received their certificates.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1210903/early-childhood-education-stressed


Dawn Spelling Bee contest held in Hyderabad

A large number of contestants from various public and private schools participated in the 11th Dawn in Education National Spelling Bee competition at the Sindh Museum auditorium here on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1210682/dawn-spelling-bee-contest-held-in-hyderabad


600 illegal recruitment at Matric Board Karachi

It is revealed that almost 600 recruitment made by Matric Board are illegal. There is a lot of staff in the office. Grade 17 or 18 is also promoted in irregular way. Investigators also investigating the detection of Fake Degrees.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-10-03/page-8


Unmerited admissions by school of nursing

Jung group of media received documents from School of Nursing for Males, Jacobabad about candidates who were recently admitted. None of the candidates who cleared the NTS test 2013 were included in the list of candidates making the admissions illegitimate.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-03-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=12_08.gif


I spy with my little eye, something amiss

Federal security agencies have begun to collect records of sectarian identification of the teaching faculty, students and staff of higher education institutions in Jamshoro, which is home to three large public sector universities. They are also required to submit police verification reports about their political, ethnic, religious and sectarian affiliations or their affiliation with any banned outfit as well as their criminal records, if any.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/967335/big-brother-i-spy-with-my-little-eye-something-amiss/


Youth of today, leaders of tomorrow

To train youth in leadership activities, the youth parliament of Pakistan, in collaboration with the Sindh government’s sports and youth affairs department, has launched a school of future leaders.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/967345/positive-action-youth-of-today-leaders-of-tomorrow/


Irregularities in promotion

Gross irregularities have been revealed in the promotion process of college cadre lecturers to professors posts in the education department. The department has been unable to cover inclusively all officials eligible for the promotions.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-05-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_01.gif


Lack of staff for students at Inters Board

Only three staff members of Karachi Inter board are assisting the students with their issues. The students of O-A level are facing grave issues in their equivalence verification. There is also a lack of basic facilities at Inters Board Karachi.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103100415&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151005


Destruction of education

Chairman Jaskam said that the private schools are not preferring dissemination of Sindhi language at their schools which has become a potential cause of decline in standard of education in the region.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-05-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_09.gif


Education board rejects Madrassa Reforms

In a meeting of Inter-board committee of Chairmen, each of the participants rejected the Madrassa Reform Program of the government.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103100103&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151005


Ibad appoints VC for DUHS against Qaim’s advice

The Sindh governor on Saturday appointed vice chancellor of the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), which officials in the Sindh government said was done against the chief minister’s recommendation as required in the rules.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1210691/ibad-appoints-vc-for-duhs-against-qaims-advice


IU Lecture On Pak-Japan Relations

Mr. Akira Ouchi, the Consul-General of Japan in Karachi, delivered a lecture on “Bilateral Relations between Japan and Pakistan” to the students and faculty members of Indus University (IU).

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=274747


Protests against PMDC ban on new admissions to Sukkur medical college

A large number of teachers, students, members of civil society and general public and employees of the Ghulam Muham­mad Mahar Medical College took to the streets here the other day to protest imposition of ban on admissions in the beleaguered medical college by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1210895/protests-against-pmdc-ban-on-new-admissions-to-sukkur-medical-college


KU’s LLB examination goes ahead despite invigilators’ protest

The first exam of the LLB final-year students was held in University of Karachi (KU) even after the invigilators refused to perform their duties during the examinations.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/966859/delayed-payments-kus-llb-examination-goes-ahead-despite-invigilators-protest/ 




Schooling in KP by Masooma Habib

According to the 2013 Annual Status of Education Report (Aser), 60pc of children in the fifth grade in KP don’t have even second-grade competency in mathematics and language. The challenge for education reform is to improve this dismal outcome. It would be a big step towards making KP children productive citizens in their own province, in the rest of the country and overseas.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1210916/schooling-in-kp


Bias in textbooks

To create a more tolerant and inclusive society, it is essential that textbooks contain lessons that foster a spirit of unity rather than fuel divisions. However, as experts pointed out at a seminar on the curriculum held in Islamabad recently, textbooks of both public and private educational institutions in Pakistan contain material that promotes prejudice.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1210920/bias-in-textbooks


Taming private schools by Syed Bakhtiyar Kazmi

At the outset, bespeaking the preferment of actions to corral the untrammelled private schools’ tuition fee by the Punjab government is commonsensical to avoid being demonised on the basis of erroneous conflict of interest perceptions. Simultaneously, it is equally necessary to profess being a beneficiary of reduced tuition fees and to confess being supportive, at least to the extent of basic necessities, of proliferation of government in commerce.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-04/page-6/detail-4


Investing in teacher quality by Abdullah Alam

This year, the Punjab government has allocated pre-service and in-service teacher training budgets of Rs1.26 billion and Rs3.19 billion respectively, showing a respective increase of five per cent and nine per cent over last year’s budget allocation. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has allocated a budget of Rs303.74 million for pre-service teacher training, highlighting an increase of five per cent in comparison with the allocated budget in 2014-15. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/967220/investing-in-teacher-quality/


Target of One hundred thousand scholarships by Tayaba

The government of Punjab has made serious progress in the state of education in the province. The CM Punjab acknowledged the performance of the educational endowment for distributing hundreds of thousands of scholarships to underprivileged children.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-10-04/page-2


Acclaiming the CM Endowment Fund for Education

The Chief Minister Punjab has increased the allocation of 2 billion for the endowment fund of education to 4.0 billion. The government will target almost 200 thousands scholarships through this new allocation of funds.

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Endowment Fund by Dr Ahmed Ali

The government is making sustainable policies for education. Recently, the Chief Minister Punjab acclaimed the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) for it unwavering contributions to the under privileged strata of the population and also applauded PEF for successful execution of the Education Campaign “Parho Punjab Barho Punjab”.
Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/05-10-2015/p5/story.aspx?param=dir.jpg


Responsibilities of teachers

Private schools are serving at least 2 million schools with 10 million teachers in the largest populated province, Punjab. These schools are contributing a lot to the state of education in the country. Reports by the World Bank and ADB show that a number of schools are providing education with fees from Rs50 to Rs300.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-10-05/page-15


Education by Naeem Masud

After implementation of 18th Amendments of Constitution, each province has established its own Higher Education Commission. However, two provinces i.e. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan have been unable unable to operate their HEC departments effectively and smoothly.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-10-05/page-14


Educate children according to their interest

Every child has a different set of abilities. Children excel in their academic life if they study with eagerness and keenness, the absence of which leads to unsatisfactory academic results.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-05&edition=KCH&id=1919827_22436128



Letters to the Editor


Private schools: untold misery not story

If several prestigious private non-profit schools belonging to minorities and missionary schools can have one spacious building, why can’t these ‘elite schools’? The reason is simple: they believe in ‘school branches’ to mint as much money as they can.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1210523/private-schools-untold-misery-not-story


School fee hike

Is the school fee being raised for the first time? Is the inflation this year unbearably higher than what it was in the past? Is the fee hike so high that parents who used to pay quietly in the past now find it impossible to pay the fee and have come out on roads?

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1210755/school-fee-hike


Private schools

The greed of private schools is evident from the fact that they are seeking courts interference to circumvent the Competition Commission’s endeavours of investigating the facts on price fixing. The government must unearth the real financial figures and costing methodologies of private schools.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1210925/private-schools


School upgrade

The Government Middle School Kankola in Peshawar has been catering to the education needs of the Kankola village and its surrounding areas for the last three decades. Since there is no higher level school, students, especially girls, have no other option but to quit studies after completing their middle level education. They cannot travel to far-off places given the security situation and also because the majority of people cannot afford it.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-343697-School-upgrade


Improving education  

It is quite unfortunate that education has never been the topmost priority of all the successive governments in the country. Rather, they have done everything to further deteriorate it.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/05-Oct-2015/improving-education


Education through internet

Education by internet is a very attractive method for students but it’s a pity that in Pakistan youngsters are not completely taking benefit from it. YouTube.com website which was marvelous at explaining Math, Physics, Chemistry and other subjects, is unfortunately now blocked in Pakistan. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-05/page-7/detail-7

Regional Press:



EDO, DDO and accounts clerk involved in corruption

The EDO, DDO and accounts clerk have allegedly misused schools funds worth RS.10 Million which was supposed to be spent on the repair and provision of basic facilities of the schools of Tehsil Liaquatpur, District Rahim Yar Khan.

Complete Story: Daily AUSAF, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.2


Social Science lecturers demand for Dera Colleges

The parents have demanded that colleges of Dera, District Dera Ghazi Khan, should be provided lecturers of Political Science, Geography, Philosophy, Psychology, Economics and other Social Science subjects. 
Complete Story: Daily AUSAF, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.12


Principal and teacher involved in misuse of funds

A resident of Mouza Dhakhrran has given a written application to the Chief Minister and Anti-Corruption Department that the Headmaster, Mr. Mohammed Irfan and the teacher, Ms. Najma Bibi of Government Primary School Mouza Dhakhrran, Kot Samaba, District Rahim Yar Khan, have been involved in the misuse of school funds worth RS.258,000.  

Complete Story: Daily AUSAF, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.2


Girls School without a boundary wall

The Government Girls Primary School, Kothaywal, District Rahim Yar Khan is without a boundary wall.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-10-05/page-9


Illegal appointment of Math teacher

Ms. Habiba Tasadaq told the press that the appointment of the Math Lecturer at the Government College for Women Sadiqabad, District Rahim Yar Khan was done against the merit.  She said that firstly the college authorities refused to receive her application and then appointed Saba Mumtaz secretly.  She said that Saba had only a Master’s Degree in Math, whereas she (Habiba) had done her M. Phil.   

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-10-05/page-2

Complete Story: Daily AUSAF, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.2

ACs, DCs authorized to solve private school problems

The Assistant Commissioners and District Coordination Officers have been authorized to solve the problems of the private schools. The authorities said that strict action will be taken against the private school owners on account of legitimate complaints of parents.  



Non-salary budget mismanaged in government schools

The government releases non-salary funds of millions of rupees to schools every year but there have been complaints of mismanagement of these funds.  The funds are given to every school that has strength of 1000 students or more, at the rate of RS.1000/per student.  The schools of District Rahim Yar Khan were given Rs.261.45 during the year 2011-2012 and Rs.550.87 Million during the year 2013-2014.  However, sources said that the headmasters misused the funds for purposes other than the ones permitted.  The committees formed for the supervision are dysfunctional and are never taken on board in the decision making process by the headmasters.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan Page No. 09


Private school owners protest against Secretary Education

Khadim Hussain Bhutta, President All Pakistan Private Schools Association (APPSA), District Muzaffargarh, while addressing a meeting of APPSA, said that Secretary Education Punjab has done grave injustice to the private schools by authorizing the DCOs to register private schools. and that APPSA rejects the Registration Policy of the Government.



Maktab school students under trees

The local dignitaries have demanded that Maktab School Janpur, District Rahim Yar Khan, should be provided with a building because the old building has only one room and that too is dilapidated. The students of the school have no option but to sit under trees out in the open in order to study.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 2


Schools set up by State of Bahawalpur deteriorating

Mr. Mian Abdul Samee, former Member Union Council, while addressing the traders and business community representatives said that the schools that were set up by the State of Bahawalpur were deteriorating and urged the government for the up-gradation and provision of facilities in primary and middle schools.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.4

Protest against poultry farm construction adjacent to school

The students of Government Boys Primary School Kot Habib Shah, District Rahim Yar Khan, carried a protest against the construction of a poultry farm adjacent to the school wall.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 11

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.8


Girls’ school closed for the past 12 years

The people of the Mouza Ghulamon Khakhi, Khairpur Daha, District Bahawalpur, protested and demanded for the opening of Government Girls Primary School of the area which had been closed for the past 12 years.  The building material including the main gate has been stolen.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 11


Case registered against land mafia

Ms. Munawar Sultana, Headmistress Government Girls Primary School Chak No.28/BC, District Bahawalpur, registered a case with the police regarding the attempt of the local land mafia to carry out construction on the land of the said school. On her attempt to stop the accused men, the Headmistress was threatened for her dear life.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 7


Residents protest against substandard construction of schools

The residents of Darkasht Jamal have filed several complaints with the concerned authorities regarding the substandard construction of government schools in several areas in Darkasht Jamal, District Dera Ghazi Khan, and have demanded them to take action against the responsible contractors.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 14


School without a Math teacher

The parents told the press that Government Higher Secondary School Hajipur, District Rajanpur, does not have a subject specialist for Math. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 14


EDO pays visit to schools; suspends 3 ghost teachers

EDO Layyah paid a spontaneous visit to several schools of the District Layyah and suspended 3 teachers for being absent persistently for extended duration of time.


School building miserable; Headmistress grabs funds

Locals told press that the building of Government Middle School Dadwana, District Khanewal, is in a deplorable condition and the Headmistress is to blame for it who is not only responsible for the misuse of school funds but also comes to school late and has a demeaning behavior towards the staff and students of the school.  

Complete Story: Daily Pakistan, Multan, Page No.3


Schools merged; Girls Primary School upgraded

Government Girls Primary School Misraan, District Multan has been upgraded to a middle school and girls of Government Girls Middle School Chak No.86 have been transferred to the upgraded School.  The duties of the Headmaster of Government Middle School Chak No. 86 have been assigned to the AEO.

Complete Story: Daily Pakistan, Multan, Page No.3




Shortage of furniture and teachers in school

The Government Primary School Village Qaim Khan Bahan near Salih Pat, District Khairpur Mirs is facing shortage of teachers and other basic facilities.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130317648&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151005



Local influential locked public library of District Thatta

The Public Library Pir Hasam Ul Din of Makli, District Thatto, has been locked by the local influential, depriving thousands of students from the use of the facility.
Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130317730&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151005


School in Mithi in wreck

The building of government Girls Middle School Mithi, District Tharparkar was constructed in 2011-12 with the budget of 40 lac rupees, but due to usage of substandard material by the contractor; the building is in a deplorable condition.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-10-05/news/page3/1%20(62).htm


Sindh government should restore closed schools: Asu Bai

Asu Bai has been engaged in carrying out activities of teaching children in her own school in Kunri, District Tharparker. Recently, she was invited by Malala Yousafzai in America. After her return from America, she was welcomed by Kolhi community in Dighri. On the occasion, she demanded the Sindh government to restore closed schools and to provide the right to education to the deprived children of Sindh.

Complete Story:  http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-10-05/news/page8/1%20(31).htm

Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 2


Local influential occupied boys and girls middle school

The Social Parties members Mr. Imam Dino Dars, Mr. Meer Muhammad Merbahar, Muhammad Dars, Raja Dahio and others have declared in their press statement that a local influential of the city has occupied the plots of boys and girls middle school and has constructed shops in front of the school buildings.
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School building dilapidated

The students of Government Primary School Village Pir Jo Goth, District Khairpur Mirs, have been confined to sit under the trees due to the poor condition of the school building.
Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-05.jpg

Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 2


Mismanagement in promotions of Assistant Professors

It is reported that in promotions of lecturers to Assistant Professors of college cadre, mismanagement has occurred at a large scale. The notification of promotions and their deputation was issued on 23rd September 2015, wherein 28 female and 10 male lecturers have not been included. When the affected lecturers contacted the department, they were told that their yearly report was not present in the office which is why they weren’t promoted.

Complete Story: https://e.jang.com.pk/10-05-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_01.gif


Case of corruption in abeyance

The investigation into the corruption of the education department in District Kamber Shahdadkot is incomplete despite the elapse of two years.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 2


Seminar on education standard

The old poet of Sindh, Parwano Bhatti declared in a seminar that the standard of education in Sindh has been ruined by the politicians.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 2


World Teacher’s Day

World Teachers day is being celebrated throughout the world today. The day is celebrated as a symbol of respect for the teachers in the world. Teachers in Sindh who are drawing salaries from the the government kitty despite not fulfilling duties, are involved in the misuse of school funds and resources are not worthy of the symbolized respect.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 3


Primary teachers continue protest for restoration

The primary teachers who were suspended in 1998 continued their protest for their restoration. They declared that 250 teachers out of 500 were restored, but the remaining teachers were still striving for their right.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130317342&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151004


Villagers protest for school building

The residents of city Jarwar, District Khairpur Mirs protested for the construction of a new school building in their area. They declared that the present school building was constructed in 1910, and was dilapidated.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130317496&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151004


Mai Bhagi Girls School Mithi closed for last three years

The Government Girls School Mai Bhagi Minthi has been non-functional for the last three years owing to the carelessness of education department. The school had been constructed with a budget of 40 lac rupees, but has been non-functional so far.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-03.jpg


Substandard material used in construction of school

The residents of Village Waris Dino Machi Taluka Ratodero, District Larkana protested against the usage of substandard material in the construction of school building. They demanded for an investigation into the utilization of funds for the construction work.

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Education Minister vows to restore 400 schools of Umerkot

The Education Minister Sindh, Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said in his statement that 400 nonfunctional schools of District Umerkot would be restored soon. He also has directed that the ghost teachers must be made bound to fulfill their duties.

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Scandal of 794 illegal appointments

It has been reported that 794 teachers have been appointed illegally in different schools of District Qamber Shahdadkot. The Accountant General has released the report for only one district of Sindh province. The Education department has also demanded the lists of illegally appointed teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_03102015222832.jpg


Girls Middle School building dilapidated

The building of government Girls School Muhalla Rahmoon Wali, District Ghotki, has been dilapidated for years. The residents protested and declared that the compound wall of the building is completely destroyed and the bathroom is in wreck, but no notice was taken.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-10-04/news/page3/1%20(56).htm


Anti-corruption team arrests teacher on account of corruption

The anti-corruption team has arrested the teacher, Mr. Muhammad Ali Channo, on account of misuse of students’ funds. It has been reported that funds worth 45 thousand PKR were released for students but were never received by the students.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130316976&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151003


Biometric verification of 332 teachers from Talhar

332 teachers from Talhar city have been verified through biometric verification in the office of Director Education Hyderabad. The TEO Talhar said that after the biometric verification of teachers, it would be easy to identify ghost teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130317016&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151003


Action will be taken against ghost teachers: Secretary Education

The Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho inaugurated the school under USIAD’s Basic Education Program at Dadu. During his inauguration speech, he said that the teachers should not be reluctant towards the program as action would only be taken against ghost teachers and those who are not willing to teach in the schools.  He also declared that 120 schools under the same program are currently being constructed in Sindh.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130317023&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151003



School building in deplorable condition

The building of Government Primary School Village Nabi Bux Pali is in a deplorable condition and has not gone through any repair or maintenance for the past several years. The students of the school are compelled to sit under tree and study due to the poor condition of the building.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-10-03/news/page3/1%20(63).htm


School roof collapses; students worried

The building of Government Primary School Village Aheer, District Qamber Shahdadkot, has been in a deplorable condition for several years. Bits and pieces of the school roof collapsed but fortunately, no one got injured. The Headmaster, Mr. Hajan Ali Aheer, reported that while the higher authorities had been informed about the deteriorating condition of the school, no response had been observed.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-10-03/news/page3/1%20(33).htm




Government Primary School Ghareabad dilapidated

The Government Primary School Ghareebabad Bhag is dilapidated. While 80 students are enrolled in the school, only 3 teachers are appointed. Locals have urged the government and education department to take notice of the situation. 

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-05-2015/Quetta/page8.asp


Zoab Schools lack basic facilities: Islami Jameat Tulba

The administrator of Zoab, Mr. Rahimullah Mandokhel of Islami Jameat Tulba and others showed concerns over the miserable condition of education in the district.  They said that schools in Zoab are lacking behind in basic facilities like transport, text books etc. They also condemned unjust distribution of scholarships.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-05-2015/Quetta/page3.asp


Spacious rooms are necessary in schools: Ruqaiya Hashmi

The Member of Provincial Assembly Dr. Quqaiya Hashmi and Mr. Agha Raza, on the occasion of the prize distribution ceremony in Quetta Public School, said that it is regrettable that 4 to 5 room cramped houses which do not have enough space for playing ground, spacious rooms, or a laboratory are being operated as schools. 

Complete Story:


Daily Baakhabar, Quetta, Page No. 03


Government committed to eradication of illiteracy: Kishwer Jattak

Mr. Kishwer Jattak, an MPA of MPLN said that the government is focusing on developmental projects in the remote regions of Balochistan. He said that the government is committed to the eradication of illiteracy and poverty from province.
Complete story: Daily Baakhabar, Quetta, Page No. 03


Grade 16 & 17 officers are appointed directly

The Parliamentary Opposition Leader Mr. Molana Wassay of JUI said that the government is claiming for educational emergency in the province while in fact, nepotism is the rule of law. He added that it is regrettable that 3 grade sweepers are appointed through NTS test while grade 16 and 17 officers are appointed directly.
Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar, Quetta, Page No. 08



Case filed against illegally recruited teachers 

The District Education Officer Naseerabad, Mr. Abdul Wahid Shakir disclosed two teachers appointed illegally before the journalists. The alleged teachers belong to Government High School Wadera Shakar Khan.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_3.html


Education department on verge of destruction

JUI Senator Mr. Hafiz Hamadullah said that the education department has reached the brink of destruction. Unregulated fee increments, nepotism in appointments and teacher absenteeism are all clear signs of the poor performance of the education department. 
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_8.html


Tulba Action Committee’s struggle against corruption

Tulba Action Committee held a joint meeting in which they condemned services rules violation in Balochistan University, illegal distribution of laptops and appointments based on nepotism.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-05-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


Hundreds of students of Chaman compelled to seek education in other provinces

Hundreds of students of Chaman are compelled to get education in other provinces due to the non-availability of high educational institutions in Chaman. The demands for a Cadet College, Medical College, IT Polly Technique and Engineering University should be fulfilled by the government. 
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-05-2015/Quetta/page8.asp


Library should be established soon: Zain-ul-Abidin

Mr. Zain-ul-Abidin said that there is no public library and citizen club in Uthal, District Lasbela, which is regrettable in this modern age of science and technology. He said due to non-availability of public library, youth is going astray and wasting precious time in unproductive activities. He urged the government to establish a public library to cater to the needs of the of the youth local to the area.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Position holders of NTS test should be appointed immediately

The NTS test pass candidates demanded the CM Balochistan and provincial government to appoint position holders on vacant posts as early as possible to mitigate their reservations. Position holders declared 360 posts are still vacant in several schools of Quetta and the government should appoint meritorious teachers on prior basis.
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No. 04


Mach students deprived of scholarships: BSO (Pachar)

The BSO (Pachar) leaders said in a newspaper statement that students of other districts of Balochistan are getting scholarships while Mach students are deprived of scholarships, which is regrettable. They said that the government is making claim for an educational emergency, however, the ground realities are quite different. BSO urged CM Baluchistan and Minister of Education to visit Tehsil Mach, District Bolan, to resolve the issue.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 04


Balochistan University has hit the rock bottom: BSO

The BSO spokesperson of Balochistan University said that Balochistan University is on the verge of destruction. Unregulated fee increments, nepotism in appointments and insincere teachers are some of the causes contributing to this deterioration.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-04-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


Better educational standard with meritorious appointments: Raza Barech

Mr. Raza Barech, Advisor Education Balochistan said that the educational standard will rise with the appointments of meritorious teachers.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103098265&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151004


Promise of financial help not fulfilled

On the occasion of the June convocation, the Vice Chancellor Balochistan University promised to provide scholarships to 500 M.Phil and PhD students. However, the promise is yet to be fulfilled. While in other provinces, students are getting laptops and scholarships, students in Balochistan are being denied their legitimate educational rights.
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NTS list displayed in Naseerabad

The merit list of NTS test pass candidates has been displayed in DEO office, District Naseerabad. Senior fraudulent agents are misleading meritorious candidates and are bidding an amount between 5 and 8 lakhs for each vacancy. The CM Balochistan and Chief Secretary Balochistan have ordered the education department to appoint meritorious teachers. 
Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No. 03



Lack of facilities in Government schools

Mr. Ghulam Qadir, President PPP Gadan said that Government schools in Gadani lacked basic facilities due to which students and parents are outraged over the poor performance of the government. He said students in Government High school Gadani, District Lasbela are sitting on the pavement to receive their education because of the unavailability of furniture in the school. He also urged the Deputy Commissioner Lasbela and higher officials of the education department to provide modern computerized education in all girls and boys schools of Gadani.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Qili Kamal Khan School closed for years: National Party

The Unit Secretary of National Party, Mr. Mir Abdul Rehman Lehri and others, said in a joint statement that Qili Kamal Khan School has been closed for years. The teachers who were appointed in the school have been conducting commercial activities in the school premises. They urged the Chief Minister Baluchistan to take notice of the grave situation.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


Teachers should be bound for duty: Javeed Iqbal

The Chairman Union Council Bill-Nigoor, District Kech, Mr. Javeed Iqbal said in a statement that many schools of Bill-Nigoor including girls’ schools have been non-functional for years. He added that only 2 to 5 teachers are present in schools while the others remain persistently absent. He further added that absenteeism of teachers will not be tolerated at any cost and strict measures will be taken against them.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Educational emergency is fiction; Essa Noori

Mr. Essa Noori, MPA of BNP said that the demands of Bulaida Zamaran Educational committee were legitimate. He said hundreds of schools are still closed in far flung areas of Zamaran due to which the future of several children is at risk. He added BNP will keep continue to strive day in and day out for the restoration of schools.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_1.html


Balochistan spiraling towards its decline: Molana Wasay

Mr. Moalana Wasy Opposition Leader in Balochistan Assembly and member of JUI said that the Punjab Government has doubled the endowment funds for student scholarships, however, the case of Balochistan despite its apparent “educational emergency”, is an unfortunate sight. He further said that on one hand, the children of politicians are studying in foreign countries; on the other hand, the CM Balochistan is forcing people to get education in the province.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_1.html



Private school fees should be reduced

Mr. Shamim Ahmed Pathan said that the fees of the private schools should be reduced. He said there is no quota in such high fee structured schools for poor children and demanded the provincial government and the education department to take effective measures against the owners of private schools charging exorbitant fees.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html



Position holders of NTS test should be appointed

The NTS test pass candidates demanded the CM Balochistan and the provincial government to appoint position holders as early as possible to mitigate their reservations. Position holders said that they remain jobless despite posts being vacant in several schools.
Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No: 08



Araz Barech shows serious concern for education propagation

The Chairman Noukundi, Mr. Haji Arz Muhammad Barech, while addressing the students at a prize distribution ceremony said that education is the only pathway for development and success. He said that no stone will be left unturned for the resolution of educational problems in Noukundi.

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Campus police’s abusive behavior with Professor

The Peshawar University Campus Police exhibited abusive behavior with a professor and removed him from the cab along with his luggage abrasively.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103100970&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151005


Regi government schools lack basic facilities

In Regi village, the government schools are without water and electricity. 
Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=3&date=2015-10-04


Mula Guri matric students forced to leave education

The leader of PTI Khyber Agency, Mr. Malik Nawaz Meer Mulla Guri and Jamate Islami local leader Mr. Sabz Ali, Mr. Ishaq Khan and Mr. Wazirullah Khan said that the poor students of Mula Guri are facing great difficulties in getting their education because they do not afford the expenses of the hostel, transportation etc.  They informed that government completed 9 class rooms, one laboratory room, one staff room, offices and three quarters in Government High School Bandi Lalama for Higher Secondary school in 20014 but unfortunately this higher secondary section is still nonfunctional.

Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx


Different tribes to protest against education officials

The elders of different tribes of North Waziristan and Jandola organized an emergency Jirga in a local hotel against the officials of the Education Department FATA.  Mr. Noor Rehman, Gul Nawaz , Saifullah and others addressed on this occasion and demanded from the Governor to immediately issue the orders for the cancellation of transfers of the Tanks Colleges Staff.
Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 08

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 8


Primary teachers to become contractors: Muhammad Umer Khattak

The President of the Chontra Ittehaad President District Councilor Mr. Muhammad Umer Khattak said while sharing views at Town Hall Karak that school repairing (PTC) funds utilization option given to the teacher is the reason that school teachers become contractors instead of teachers.  He said they are not utilizing the funds properly. 

Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Teachers Association demands time scales

The All Teachers Association Provincial Media Coordinator and District Peshawar President Mr. Sareer Ahmad Malik on the occasion of the “Salam Teacher Day”, demanded time scales for the teachers and said that it is the government’s duty to provide full assistance to the teachers for their peace of mind so that they can give their undivided attention to their pupils.
Complete Story: http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTM3MDY1


Increasing literacy is our prime duty: Mehboob Ahmad

The Assistant Political Agent Wana said in a seminar that spreading education and literacy is our prime duty and all stake holders should cooperate with each other in that regard. The seminar was attended by several schools and college principals, school owners, tribal elders, political and social workers.

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 03


Doors of education closed for women: Hina Ali

A female social worker, Hina Ali, said in a press briefing that on one side government makes big claims about the education revolution and on the other hand, is closing the door to education for women. She added that the contract staff of the Gender Study was removed from their services from Government Post Graduate College Haripur which affected the study of the college students and now, Khan Pur Boys College has been closed for female students leaving them with no alternative 
Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 02


Protest against boycott of teachers

The students and their parents observed a protest against the teachers of Working Focus Grammar Schools who have boycotted from attending school. Students stated that teachers’ boycott has been in place for the last 8 months and is destroying the future of students. 
Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 2


Inspection of a Girls Primary School by Town Councilor

The Town Councilor of Gulbahar Shukar Pura, District Peshawar, along with the Lady Councilor Barawar Sultan, visited Government Girls Primary School on account of public complaints and was outraged by the sorry state of affairs in the school. He urged the education department to appoint new staff in the school.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 5


Education a key to success: Mishwani

The Chairman of Mardan Dedak Committee, Iftikhar Ali Mishwani has while attending the inaugural ceremony of the construction of examination hall in Government Higher Secondary School stated that only Education is the key to success of a nation and fate of nation can be revolutionized through educational uplift. He added that for better educational facilities, a sum of 220 million has been invested. 
Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 2


Seminar on education held in Wana

The seminar titled “erase ignorance and spread education“, was held in Wana in which Principals and owners of schools and other religious scholars were present.

Complete Story:  http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx 


Schools of Regi without drinking water and electricity

Despite hefty promises of government, students of government schools of Regi are deprived of the basic facilities of water and electricity.
Complete Story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=3&date=2015-10-04


14 DEOs (Male) transferred

The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa issued transfer of 14 DEOs in 14 districts including Peshawar in Elementary & Secondary Education Department. According to the circular, Mr. Shareef Gul was transferred to Charsadda, Mr. Abdul Basit to Peshawar, Mr. Haneefullah to Chitral, Mr. Nisar Muhammad to Nowshera and Mr. Muhammad Inam was transferred to Mardan.

Complete Story: http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTM2NzA2


Government educational emergency claims in vain

The government educational emergency claims are meaningless. In the native city of the Education Minister, the children of Government Primary School Mardan are receiving education in camps due to non-availability of building and furniture. The teachers are also facing great difficulties. 
Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/


Govt. Girls Middle & Primary School without boundary wall
The Government Girls Middlre & Primary School Taza Din, is still awaiting the construction of its boundary wall despite the elapse of seven months. The boundary wall of the said school was destroyed during a heavy storm in the area.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 8


Zar Ali demands to restore schools destroyed due to terrorism

Mr. Zar Ali Khan, the Coordinator of Child Rights Movement FATA said in a press conference that, Article 25-A of the Constitution gives right of education to every child of Pakistan and so the government and relevant institutions have to play their due role for the betterment of the education system in FATA. He said more than 500 schools were destroyed in FATA in the wake of terrorist attacks and political turmoil. He also urged the government to make arrangements for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the affected schools.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103097332&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151003


Peace, development and sustainability is impossible without education

The Awami National Party Provincial General Secretary, Mr. Sardar Hussain Babak, during his address at a prize distribution ceremony in Government Higher Secondary School Totalia, Buner, said that attainment of peace, development and sustainability is impossible in the province without education. He added that under the regime of ANP, full attention was being given to education reforms.

Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx


Unemployment can be overcome through vocational education

The Executive Director, New Take, Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema said in a seminar attended by the traders and Social Welfare Department representatives that through vocational education, unemployment can be overcome in country.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 08


Walk for awareness of Literacy Day

The Government Primary School Dalazak Road, arranged a walk for the awareness of Literacy Day with the help of Dost Foundation.  A program was arranged regarding the literacy situation in the country which was attended by the teachers, students and elders of the area.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 02