5th October 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

No Professional Training for 43% School Teachers in Last 5 years

Peshawar: Around 43 per cent of the government school across the country did not receive any professional training during last five years, amid decreased enrollment ratio at many government education institutes of the country.

Complete story http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-10-05/lahore/7010/41431

Bara Degree College reopens after seven years

Landi Kotal: The Kohi  Sher Haider Degree College in Bara was reopened after remaining closed for seven years owing to militancy and military operations in the region.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=05_10_2016_182_008




Senate body, HEC urged to act to save Hazara University from destruction

A senate standing committee on Tuesday criticized the poor quality of education, financial corruption and appointments and promotions that violated eligibility criteria at Hazara University.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=05_10_2016_152_007



A shocking amount of teaching posts await appointments in Pakistan on World’s Teachers Day

Islamabad: Pakistan is observing World Teachers Day today, on October 5. Faced with a number of serious problems, such as inadequate budget allocation, ghost schools and teachers, corruption, lack/shortage of basic facilitates etc., education remains a neglected area of governance. The student to teacher ratio in Pakistan, at present, is such that one-fourth of the total public sector schools have access to only a single teacher, who is often forced to teach more than a hundred students at one time. There is a dire need for the government to understand that only when an adequate number of trained and well educated teachers will be made accessible to each child in the country, will it be able to assess the performance of students and make appropriate changes in school curriculums. Teachers across Punjab have announced that they will observing a ‘Black Day’ instead of World Teachers’ Day, in protest against the provincial government that does not seem very serious in reforming education in the province.

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Australian Vocational Training Institutes look to expand their services to Pakistan

Islamabad: Several Australian Vocational Institutes are visiting Pakistan to participate in the International Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) conference being held at the capital since Monday. The acting Australian High Commissioner stated that although Australian Educational Institutes regularly visited and advised local students on matters pertaining to higher education, there were a limited number of institutions specialized in skill based training venturing into Pakistan. An Australian Training firm specializing in nursing programs has recently begun operations in the country, which may help local residents get certified in the healthcare sector and allow them to acquire employment in the Middle East etc.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/154994-Australian-institutes-exploretraining-opportunities-in-Pakistan


First Student Council appointed at TMUC

Islamabad:  The Millennium University College (TMUC) at Bahria Town phase 7, Rawalpindi held its first ever investiture ceremony on Tuesday to appoint the first student council at TMUC springs for the school year 2016-2017, according to a press release issued by the organization.

Complete story http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-10-05/lahore/7006/41510




For betterment in education system we will use the expertise of our national allies.

Lahore: Provincial Education Minister Rana Mashood Ahmed khan said to bring betterment in education system we will use the expertise of other countries such as Sri Lanka.

 Complete story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-10-05/17212/2.jpg



Punjab University awarded two PHD degrees to scholars

Lahore: Punjab University awarded PHD degrees to two scholars.

Complete Story:  http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-10-05/page-12/detail-6



CM Punjab pays tribute to teachers on the World Teachers Day

Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has issued a message to honor the World Teacher’s Day. As a part of his statement, he highlighted the role teachers play in the development of a country; he also appreciated how influential teachers have and continue to be in shaping the personality, efforts and achievements of young people in the country. He also emphasized that in the future, countries will compete and wage wars over issues of education, rather than historical regional conflicts. 

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CM Punjab: Education Reforms underway in the province

Lahore: Chief Minister Punjab briefed the members of the provincial assembly yesterday about the steps being undertaken to improve the quality of education and its access in the province. Explaining the role of Punjab Educational Endowment Fund in this regard, he said that resources are being allocated to financially support capable students in the province. He also stated that there are programs being run by the Punjab Government that are accommodating intelligent students from other provinces of Punjab. In light of this commitment, the Arfa Karim Knowledge Park in Lahore will prove to be a highly beneficial additional to the entire country.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/05-Oct-2016/education-reforms-afoot-cm-tells-mps


Court grants pre-arrest bail to BZU ex-registrar

Multan: A court on Tuesday granted pre-arrest bail to the suspended Bahauddin Zakariya University registrar, Malik Munir Hussain, and six others in a case registered against them for allegedly interfering in official work, torturing university employees, and trying to enter the Registrar Office to steal the record.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=05_10_2016_178_003


TVET conference concludes

Lahore: The two-day ‘International TVET Conference’ by the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission ended on Tuesday.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=05_10_2016_177_011


Education is the only way to fight poverty, unemployment, and illiteracy: Shahbaz Sharif

Lahore: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that education is the only way to fight challenges like poverty, unemployment, and illiteracy. He said that Punjab has adopted a solid policy to strengthen education in the province. To promote education in province Punjab Government established Punjab Educational Endowment Fund.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-10-05/page-1/detail-26



World Teachers’ Day will be celebrated today

Lahore: World Teachers’ Day is being celebrated today all over the world, including Pakistan. Various students’ and teachers’ organizations will organize activities, seminars, conferences, and rallies.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-10-05/page-2/detail-8


Private school fees will increase by 8%, preparations for an ordinance underway

Lahore: The Punjab Government has started preparing an ordinance for an 8% increase in the fees of private schools.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-10-05/page-3/detail-9


Muttahida Tulba Mahaz announces Kashmir Freedom Movement

Lahore: Muttahida Tulba Mahaz announced that it would start a Kashmir Freedom Movement. Sarfaraz Naqvi announced this at Lahore Press Club in a joint press conference of 11 student organizations.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-10-05/page-9/detail-10  


Pakistan Awareness Programme: Students and teachers of local school visit Aiwan-e-Karkunan-e-Tehreek-e-Pakistan, Mobile units deliver lectures in schools

Lahore: Students and teachers of the Government APS Martyrs Memorial Girls High School Model Town visited Aiwan-e-Karkunan-e-Tehreek-e-Pakistan under the Pakistan Awareness Programme of the Nazariya-e-Pakistan Trust.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-10-05/page-9/detail-15


Islami Jamiat Tulba will present flowers and gifts to teachers on Teachers’ Day

Lahore: Islami Jamiat Tulba, Punjab University, has completed preparations for Teachers’ Day. Flowers and presents will be given to teachers.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-10-05/page-9/detail-3


HEC puts scholarships of BZU on hold

Multan: The Higher Education Commission has put on hold PhD scholarships of the Public Sector Development Programme for the Bahauddin Zakariya University. The scholars were selected without the prior approval of HEC, according to a mail. A joint meeting of the HEC and the BZU would soon be scheduled to finalize the further award process.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=05_10_2016_002_005


Issue of notification to Grade 17 School Teachers and Headmasters

Multan: Director public relations DPI Secondary school Punjab Syed Mumtaz Hussain has issue transfer notification to grade 17 school teachers and headmasters.

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Sindh behind Punjab, KPK in education field

Larkana: Commissioner Inamullah Dharejo has said that the Sindh government is striving hard to improve the standard of education in the province.

Complete story http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-10-05/lahore/7008/41468


Need to promote Technical and Trade Education: Jaam Mehtab

Karachi: Provincial education minister Jaam Mehtab has said that for the children of rural areas of Sindh there are good opportunities for future if they provide standard education in good environment.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/189146-todays-print


Education Announcements

Karachi:  According to Nazim education Professor Dr Arshid Azmi B.A, LLB Hnr First year and B.A law 2nd year results have been announced.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/189144-todays-print


Delay of Matric result due to non-permanent Nazim education and Secretary

Karachi: Matric board of Karachi due to non-permanent of Nazim education and Secretary the results of 9th class has been delayed and board is also affected. Previous Professor Syed Uddin took the charge but he has not much experience.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/189142-todays-print


200 students from rural Sindh to study in Islamabad.

Karachi: There are openings and opportunities for the students of rural Sindh if they want to get education in a better environment and at high quality educational institutes.  

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201610040260&EN_ID=11201610040145&EMID=11201610040036


KU students set up roadside schools

Karachi: For the dozens of unfortunate children who sell tissue papers, pens and card holders at the main gate of KU, 12 students of the varsity have taken it as their responsibilities to educate these children and send them to schools.

 Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201610040271&EN_ID=11201610040150&EMID=11201610040037


Letters to the Editor


Need for Libraries by Rasheed Mangrio

Sanghar City has been deprived of a library since 2004. Most students and others are forced to study in hotels or on roadsides, in demolished parks or at homes.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=05_10_2016_009_005


Teachers’ Day

October 5 is observed as Teachers’ Day around the world. Unfortunately in Pakistan it passes with hardly any notice.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=05_10_2016_009_010




The government should increase the education budget

Pakistan came in third in Asian countries that spend the least on education. According to the government, spending on education increases every year. But Pakistan’s ranking shows just how interested our government is in education.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-10-05/page-14/detail-3

World Teachers’ Day by Mazhar Hussain Sheikh

During his school days, every student busies himself with studying but also feels like engaging in some mischief. But children should not do anything that hurts someone else, and good children never make fun of teachers.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-10-05/page-16/detail-1


Teachers build nations, students are assets by Dr Zaheer Ahmed Babar

Teachers are called builders of nations and our spiritual parents. Teaching is an occupation related to prophet hood. The whole purpose of this occupation is to build human beings, a job of such importance that not only our personalities but our whole lives are shaped by it.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-10-05/page-15/detail-12

 Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 

5 rooms for 600 students in Government Girls Degree College Shabqadar

Shabqadar:  There are 600 students in Government Girls Degree College Shabqadar and only 5 rooms for them. Most students are forced to study in the open. Moreover, there are no teachers for Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English which are main subjects at this school. Most teachers have been hired on contract which is the cause of these issues.

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


Country's future  in hands of students

Abbottabad: The Education Minister Atif Khan has said that the country's future is in the hands of students. For the country's bright future it’s very important that they must be educated. Parents must educate their children. He further said that now, people in Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa are enacting change in the education sector and this is true success. He was addressing a public school ceremony in Abbottabad.

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Peshawar University teachers call off the boycott

Peshawar: Peshawar University teachers, who were protesting and boycotting classes since the last week. After negotiations, they have called off the boycott and agreed to take classes. A local body meeting held by government has assured them about the fulfilment of their basic rights.

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


Government has brought a revolution in Education Sector: Iftikhar Mishwani

Mardan: The Chairman Dedock Committee Mardan and MPA Iftikhar Ali Mishwani has said that the Education Department is the foremost priority of the Provincial Government allocating. Educated nations are the ones who eventually develop and PTI’s main objective is education for everyone in the country; no one should remain deprived of it. He said that previous governments have destroyed educational institutes but now no one will remain deprived of education. Careless attitude in providing basic facilities to government schools will not be tolerated. He said this during the inauguration ceremony of government girl’s primary schools Gujar Ghari which would be set up in the near future. He also said that the people who are targeting us have given nothing to the society in the past except commission culture.

Complete Story:  Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.3


Education Department Charsadda has ignored all orders of Provincial Government

Charsadda: The Education Department Charsadda has ignored all the orders of the Provincial Government and due to their ignorance almost 40,000 students have been deprived of admissions in schools. Enrollment drive was inaugurated and initiated in Charsadda with the name of “Every Child in School” but the Education Department Charsadda has paid no attention towards this project and has ignored the orders of government as well as the future of students.

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


Government claims of education emergency proved baseless

Katlung: All the government claims of education emergency in education departments have been proved false. In Government School Mian Khan, there are 8 vacancies which is darkening the future of 500 students. The school has no staff and lacks teachers for all subjects and a headmaster since the last 6 months. The District councilor Hafiz Saleem has said that this is destroying student’s future and turning their condition miserable. He demanded that the provincial government take notice of this condition.

Complete Story:  Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar,Page No.3


SDO Town 3 visits in different schools

Peshawar: SDO Town 3 Sirfaraz has visited different schools unexpectedly and checked attendance and other records at the school. He said that we all must united in raising our literacy rate. He instructed all teachers to perform their duties honestly.

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



Piles of garbage in front of Girls High School Khanozai: Hafeez-ur-Rehman

Khanozai: Councillor Municipal Committee Khanozai Mr. Hafeez-ur-Rehman has said that people are deliberately throwing waste in front of Girls High School Khanozai which is spreads odor and diseases in the area and disrupting students’ education. Municipal corporation has been requested to wipe out the garbage.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-05-2016/Quetta/page8.asp


Union council “Barakwal” primary school closed since the last two years

District Zoab: Councilors Jameat Nazriyati, Mr. Malik Shanqo & Mr. Abdullah, along with others, said that the Union Council “Barakwal” Primary school has been closed since the last two years while teachers receive their salaries at home. Area residents have informed the Education Department multiple times but no one is paying attention to these issues. Children are being deprived of education while the school building deteriorates unused.

Complete story: Daily Intekhab Quetta, Page No: 03


Teacher absenteeism should be brought to attention in Muhammad Jan Middle school Muslim Bagh

District Quetta: Pashtoon Student Federation has made a statement that teachers’ absenteeism should be brought to attention in Muhammad Jan Middle school Muslim Bagh. Teacher absenteeism is causing students to lose out on education. PSF has demanded that higher officials investigate resons for absenteeism and take action against ghost teachers.

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 02


Middle school Oba Lakhra building now dilapidated: Muhammad Yamen Lasi

Lakhra: Middle school Oba Lakhra building has become dilapidated; cement chunks are falling from the cieiling . Jameat Tulba-e-Islam Lakhra unit President Mr. Muhammad Yamen Lasi shared his views regarding dilapidation of the school building. He said that plaster chunks can be harmful for students. Teachers & students are worried due to such conditions. He demanded that higher officials construct a new building for the school.

Complete story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page NO: 06


Demand to take notice against ghost teachers

District Bolan: President GTA Tehsil Mach Mr. Nazir Ahmed & Mr. Muhammad Ibrahim have said that 30 ghost male and female teachers in Tehsil Mach and district Kachhi are receiving salaries at home while the education department remains a silent spectator. They demand that authorities take notice of these teachers.

Complete story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No: 08



Vice Chancellor of Zakria University sets up inquiry team

District Multan: The Vice Chancellor (VC) of Zakria University Mr. Professor Dr.Tahir Amin has taken notice of the forceful takeover by Mr. Malik Munir Ex- Registrar of Zakria University. He shared that strict actions will be taken against those who will disturb university peace protocol; he also organized a committee to oversee all these issues.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-05/page-08             


Each School Heads to prepare 40 uniforms for Scout Students

District Multan: Regional Scouts Officer has issued a letter to school heads to prepare 40 uniforms for scout students. School heads, senior headmasters and principals of the schools have refused to abide by this order, stating that they do not have enough funds for uniforms.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-05/page-03 


Private educational institutions increase fees despite government instructions

District Rahim Yar Khan: Parents have requested the Education Department to take action against the private school owner who have increased fees in contrast to recent government instructions. The Executive District Officer Education, Rana Muhammad Zaheer Khan stated that a letter was issued to all educational institutions not to increase tuition fees back in September.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.08   


New project launched: Every person to teach one person,

District Multan: The National Commission for Human Development has decided to launch a new volunteer project with the slogan “Every Person to teach one Person’, with the purpose of increasing literacy rates in 36 districts of Punjab. 

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.08       


Construction of Government Boys Primary School building at un-approved site

Rahim Yar Khan: Residents of Moza Jangi have requested DCO Rahim Yar Khan to take notice of the construction of Government Boys Primary School’s building at an unapproved site(Moza Matah Mirani) owing to political involvement.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.06




Only four classrooms for 325 Students at Hyderabad school

Hyderabad: The building of Government Primary School Tando Bagho has reached a crumbling state, placing students’ lives in danger. The total number of students in this school is 325, but only four classrooms are present to accommodate them all. There is also a shortage of basic school facilities.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130439478&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161005


Twelve Primary Schools closed due to insufficient teachers

District Dadu: More than 12 Primary Schools of Dadu are without teachers, due to the retirement of 166 teachers in the same academic session. Closure of schools due to non-appointment of new teachers has put the education of more than 2000 students at stake.


Complete Story:http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130439484&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161005



Sindh Government making serious efforts for betterment of education: Inaamullah Dharejo

District Larkana: The Commissioner Larkana, Mr. Inaamullah Dharejo, said at speech on Radio Pakistan Larkana that the Sindh Government has started efforts for the betterment of education.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-10-05/news/page2/1%20(12).htm


Approval of summary to bifurcate education into two phases

Karachi: The Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah has signed a summary for bifurcation of Sindh Education into two phases. The first part includes Primary to Matric and the second contains Higher Education, Technical and Vocational Education. The notification will be issued today.

Complete Story: http://awamiawaz.com/epaper/20161005/page7h.php


Primary School facing shortage of basic facilities

District Nawabshah: The Government Primary School Ahmed Kathio is facing a shortage of classrooms; there is only a single teacher who teaching classes from the first to fifth grade, in a single room. Education in the area is undergoing decline due to the lack of these basic facilities.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_05102016012326.jpg


Teachers deprived of salary

District Matiyari: Teachers from Allah Dino Sandh are deprived of their salaries for the past 14 months. They were suspended due to baseless allegations, but are still performing duties without their salary.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_05102016012326.jpg