6 July 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

 

Police seize textbooks from scrap dealer

Police on Thursday claimed to have seized 720 kilograms of textbooks meant for the students of government schools from a dealer in the limits of Phandu police station. The sold textbooks amounted to 6,000 to 7,000 and were meant for the students of grad I to grade V.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192674/police-seize-textbooks-from-scrap-dealer

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-327404-Books-meant-for-schools-seized-from-junk-shop

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-07-06/page-1

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-06/page-12/detail-28

35 APS students scrape through board exams

At least 35 survivors of the Army Public School massacre passed their science practical after a decision taken by the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Islamabad on Sunday. Initial results showed they had failed.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/915495/35-aps-students-scrape-through-board-exams/

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No room for students who are differently abled

It was a glorious moment for Hassan Khan, who has a hearing and speech impairment, when he was promoted to grade seven at his school for children who are differently-abled in Lower Dir. However, the 12-year-old’s joy was short-lived as there was no classroom in the school for grade school students.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/915425/wheres-my-class-no-room-for-students-who-are-differently-abled/

 

KP governor not satisfied with performance of Fata educational institutions

Chairing a meeting with the members of Sir Michael Barber’s team, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan,  said that schools and colleges in Fata were not functioning properly and stressed the need to run the educational institutes efficiently.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-327113-KP-governor-not-satisfied-with-performance-of-Fata-educational-institutions

http://www.brecorder.com/top-news/1-front-top-news/247510-governor-for-effective-educational-system-in-fata.html

http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102940494&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150704

 

Challenging education service rules

Teachers Association Welfare wing said that they are challenging the service rule of education department in court. They said they are against the recruitments through NTS test and late promotions.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102941842&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150705

 

Principal and Vice Principals Vacant at Schools

Positions of principal and Vice Principals are vacant for a long time at Government Girls Higher Secondary Schools, Rustam. Results of schools are depressive and all claims of government for better education is ineffective.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-07-05/page-2

 

Working Paper on Teachers Promotion

District Education Officer Karak, met with Teachers Association president. DEO said that they are promoting primary teachers from grade 15 to 16th. He said that they are finalizing the working paper for promotion of Senior English teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102940099&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150704

 

Standing committees of KP Assembly in deep slumber

Despite having the powers to intervene in the affairs of government departments and streamline them, 11 of the 36 standing committees of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly have failed to convene even a single meeting. The standing committees on administration and the elementary and secondary education have held four meetings each, followed by the committees on agriculture; livestock and dairy development; higher education; and health with three meeting each.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192678/standing-committees-of-kp-assembly-in-deep-slumber

 

GIK Institute’s entry test on Sunday

Entrance test to various disciplines of the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology would be held across the country on Sunday (today), said Jehangir Bashar, Rector GIK Institute, here on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192443/gik-institutes-entry-test-today

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-327258-GIK-institutes-entry-test-today

 

New criteria for VC posts cuts number of candidates

The number of applicants for the posts of vice-chancellor in public sector universities has reduced by around 75 per cent since the provincial government incorporated the new criteria for the coveted position in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Universities Act-2012 a couple of months ago, according to sources.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192440/new-criteria-for-vc-posts-cuts-number-of-candidates

 

Balochistan

 

Balochistan’s youths asked to support Pakistan Army

The Commander of Southern Command, Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua, addressed a ceremony at the Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University. Earlier, Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai and the commander offered prayer for those students of the university who lost their lives in a bus bomb blast.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192267/balochistans-youths-asked-to-support-pakistan-army

 

Houses collapse as rain plays havoc in Zhob

Heavy rain accompanied by strong winds played havoc in parts of Zhob city and adjacent areas. In Ganj Mohalla, Kharotabad, Islamyar, Mandokhailabad and other areas, houses were destroyed while a part of government high school in Killi Appozai also damaged. A government-run high school Wadh Sheikhan was under knee-deep water denying students access to the school.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/06-Jul-2015/houses-collapse-as-rain-plays-havoc-in-zhob

http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=267676

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/07/05/national/rain-plays-havoc-in-zhob-houses-collapse/

 

Scholarships to students at Kharan

General Secretary PML Q said that they will give scholarships to female students in September. He distributed 543 scholarships to students at Kharan.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102941534&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150705

 

Purposefulness deteriorated the results of matriculations

Baloch Student organization said that education board has altered the final results of matriculations. This is unfair working by board. They said that beside this some nonprofessional workers are working his honestly.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-06-2015/quetta/page2.asp

 

Recruitments on merit

Chairman Board of Secondary Education, Quetta, said that recruitments of head masters and principals will be made on merits. Panel Checking and Double Code Marking has improved the system.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-06-2015/quetta/page3.asp

 

GB/FATA/AJK

 

94 primary school teachers suspended

The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) government on Friday suspended another 94 primary and junior teachers for showing zero per cent result in grade five and eight exams 2014-15 conducted by District Elementary Board, Muzaffarabad.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192223/94-primary-school-teachers-suspended

 

Boys school blown up in Bajaur

Suspected militants blew up a government boys primary school in Nawagai tehsil bordering Afghanistan on Sunday. Sources said the explosives went off with a bang, razing the building to the ground, but fortunately no one was hurt as the building was empty when the blast struck.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192672/boys-school-blown-up-in-bajaur

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-327398-School-blown-up-in-Bajaur-Agency

http://tribune.com.pk/story/915350/school-destroyed-in-bajaur-agency/

 

Earth quack effected children need schools

Almost ten years have passed since earth quack affected the almost 300 schools of Bagh. Students getting education open air. They have no schools school infrastructure.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-07-06/page-5

 

Islamabad

 

Education key to social progress: Nawaz

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif who will be delivering an important speech in an international conference on education at Norwegian capital Oslo next week, has said education ensures equal opportunities and social justice for everyone and stops exploitation of the poor and harnesses their potential. He said the importance of education - and especially schooling - cannot be overestimated.

Complete Story:http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-327080-Education-key-to-social-progress-Nawaz

http://tribune.com.pk/story/915698/pm-nawaz-leaves-for-norway-to-attend-oslo-summit/

http://www.dawn.com/news/1192689/pm-nawaz-leaves-for-norway-to-attend-oslo-summit

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/07/06/national/pm-nawaz-en-route-norway-to-attend-oslo-summit/

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-07-06/page-1

 

SSC exam results announced

Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) on Saturday announced secondary school certificate (SSC) results with pass percentage standing at 76.69. According to the results issued by the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE), 78,915 students appeared in the annual examination held in March-April 2015, of them 60,517 passed.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192425/ssc-exam-results-announced

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-327408-Boys-and-girls-share-top-positions

http://dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-04/page-13/detail-6

http://dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-05/page-3/detail-6

http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/05-Jul-2015/girls-outperform-boys-in-fbise-ssc-exams

http://e.jang.com.pk/07-05-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=42.gif

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-07-05/page-3

http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-07-05&edition=ISL&id=1778281_17802957

 

Schools told to get building fitness certificates

The Provincial Education Department has directed all private education institutes to obtain building fitness certificates from the Building Department to ensure safety of structures. The Education Department Schools has warned that any school failing to submit the building fitness certificate will be closed. 

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-04/page-13/detail-1

 

Better investment in education ‘to help create knowledge economy’

Better investment in higher education will help create a knowledge economy in the country, Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said on Saturday.The dream of creating a knowledge economy can’t be realised without promoting quality education,” he told a group of college students during a meeting here.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-327409-Better-investment-in-education-to-help-create-knowledge-economy

 

Exceptional steps required to improve 4.2m orphans’ status

Pakistan needs to take exceptional steps to improve the status of orphans, a population of 4.2 million beset with challenges including deprivation, psychological problems, lack of proper guardianship, lack of educational opportunities, malnutrition, and poor health. Abdus Shakoor, chairman of POCF said these children become deprived of proper education and moral upbringing fall prey to wayward attitudes.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-327260-Exceptional-steps-required-to-improve-42m-orphans%E2%80%99-status

http://dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-05/page-14/detail-1

http://tribune.com.pk/story/915050/social-responsibility-speakers-want-improved-welfare-of-orphans/

 

Militancy blights lives of thousands of students

Tens of thousands of students in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas were forced to put their studies on hold following their families’ displacement owing to militant violence, military operations or floods. According to The State of Children in Pakistan 2014 report, schools used as long-term shelters for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) have also become damaged, casting a shadow on inadequate educational infrastructure.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/915549/state-of-children-2014-militancy-blights-lives-of-thousands-of-students/

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/07/06/national/militancy-ruins-lives-of-thousands-of-students/

 

RIS participates in Microsoft’s ‘Train the Trainer’ workshop

Roots International School (RIS) representatives attended a three-day training session conducted by Samer Chidac, organised through Microsoft Pakistan here. Qudsia Fatima, Manager RIS Innovative Learning Programme, Humaira Shaheen, RIS Project Manager ICT Initiatives and Foreign Languages Coordinator, and staff members attended the workshop.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-327412-RIS-participates-in-Microsofts-Train-the-Trainer-workshop

 

HEC gets extension for plagiarism prevention service

The Higher Education Commission has got one-year extension for the Plagiarism Prevention Service (Turnitin) for around 115 universities and degree awarding institutions in Pakistan. As per usage details of 2014-15, the universities in Pakistan have uploaded 546,615 documents for checking originality of the content and out of that 280,571 were without un-original work. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/05-Jul-2015/hec-gets-extension-for-plagiarism-prevention-service

 

Government releases Rs 25.67bn for HEC

The government on Friday released Rs 25.673 billion for development projects of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) for fiscal year 2014-15. Last year, the government had allocated Rs 20.021 billion for the higher education. A total of 91 projects have been completed in FY 2014-15, however 10 of these projects were completed due to the extra sum.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-04/page-3/detail-3

 

Arid varsity students receive laptops

More than 341 students of Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi on Saturday received laptops under Prime Minister Laptop Scheme and Punjab Education Endowment Fund (PEEF) Scholarship.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192419/arid-varsity-students-receive-laptops

http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/05-Jul-2015/govt-taking-revolutionary-steps-for-students-zafar

 

Finally the day comes after decades

The Minister of State for Capital Administration & Development Division, Barrister Usman Ibrahim unveiled the inaugural plaque for new building of FG College of Home Economics and Management Sciences at F-11/1 on Friday. The programme of BSc Home Economics was initiated at Islamabad Model Postgraduate College for Girls, F-7/2, in 1976.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/04-Jul-2015/finally-the-day-comes-after-decades

 

Expanding university networks

Ehsan Iqbal said that government is working for linking the Pakistani Universities with international Universities. He said the government is working for strengthening the education system in country.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-04-2015/quetta/page12.asp

 

Removal of dean sparks unrest in QAU

The removal of Dr Aliya H. Khan from the post of dean faculty of social sciences has created unrest among the teachers of the Quaid-i-Azam University. A majority of the faculty members opposed the decision of the vice chancellor and alleged that it was based on personal grudges.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192222/removal-of-dean-sparks-unrest-in-qau

http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-07-04&edition=ISL&id=1776748_86145307

 

Students, colleagues remember Mickey Ahsan

Kaleem Ahsan, popularly known as ‘Mickey Ahsan’, passed away in the early hours of July 3, 2015. Mickey, 52, was diagnosed with liver cancer and was admitted at the Shifa International Hospital. He was a faculty member at the Bahria University, Islamabad where he taught International Relations, Journalism, and Photography.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/915493/living-in-memory-students-colleagues-remember-mickey-ahsan/

 

Punjab

 

Dilapidated school buildings need urgent repair

News reports of roofs collapsing in schools and existence of dangerous buildings are not new; such incidents have become frequent due to buildings becoming old and lacking repair and maintenance with their condition eventually becoming dilapidated. A healthy learning environment in schools is only possible when students and teachers are provided with adequate facilities, not only related to teaching and learning, but also safe and sound infrastructure. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192224/dilapidated-school-buildings-need-urgent-repair

 

‘PEF helps needy kids study free of cost’

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) Managing Director PEF Dr Aneela Salman has said the foundation’s public-private partnership model based free schooling programmes have helped needy children reach schools for their studies free of cost. The meeting also discussed progress on different educational programmes and it was told that PEF was targeted to enroll 2.8 million out of school/dropout children by the year 2018, while current enrolment had reached more than 1.7 million in 36 districts in Punjab. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-327245-PEF-helps-needy-kids-study-free-of-cost

http://dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-05/page-14/detail-3

 

HRCP for clear plan for sustainable development

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the government to seriously prepare for realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as these targets correspond to Pakistani people’s aspirations in nearly all fields of life. While all the SDGs and their 169 sub-goals are relevant to Pakistan, some of the goals are critically important for our people including the areas of education and health, eradication of poverty, reduction of inequality (in all its forms), elimination of gender inequality among others.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-327065-HRCP-for-clear-plan-for-sustainable-development

http://dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-04/page-3/detail-5

 

Seraiki party protests ban on erroneous geography book

The Pakistan Seraiki Party (PSP) on Sunday protested against the provincial government for banning the Punjab Textbook Board geography book containing map of non-existing Seraikistan and Hazara provinces. Several activists assembled at the Khatme-i-Nabbuwat Chowk and protested against the withdrawal of the books from stores and institutes.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192598/seraiki-party-protests-ban-on-erroneous-geography-book

 

Fraudster exploits school heads

Heads of around three dozen urban and rural public schools in the district have been fooled by a fraudster who extorted money from them through online transactions, posing as an education department officer.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192606/inspection-threat-fraudster-exploits-school-heads

 

PA moved for jobs to Dars-i-Nizami students

A resolution to provide jobs to seminary students who have passed Dars-i-Nizami courses, has been submitted to Punjab Assembly. Jamaat-i-Islami Punjab Emir Dr Wasim Akhtar  demanded that the government end discrimination against the seminary students.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192600/pa-moved-for-jobs-to-dars-i-nizami-students

 

Another case of job on forged degree

Police have registered a case against a secondary schoolteacher (SST) who got the grade-16 post on the basis of ‘forged’ documents. Mudassir Hasan was appointed at the Government High School, Khangarh Doma, about 120 kilometres away from the city, some time back and his master’s degree has now turned out fake.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192236/another-case-of-job-on-forged-degree

 

Education board demanded billions from Government for infrastructure

Education Board of Rawalpindi demanded billions of rupees for repairing and construction of school infrastructure. Government of Punjab has made a standing committee on this issue. They wise focus on doing the survey of deserving schools.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-07-06/page-2

 

Teachers’ transfer policy

Education Department has made the final policy for transfer of teachers between districts and within districts. Secretary schools established three members committee on it for its approval from Chief Minister Punjab.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102944833&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150706

 

Training workshop for school owners

Punjab Education foundation started training workshop for school owners regarding the records checking of attendance through computer. Almost 237 school owners attending this workshop.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-07-06&edition=ISL&id=1779308_75727219

 

Decision to operate schools through PPP suspended

Punjab teachers union has rejected the proposal to operate schools through Public Private Partnership. They said that we need to establish committees of parents and children on this issue.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-06/page-9/detail-2

 

Security guard recruitment at schools

Government of Punjab approved appointment of 3964 security guards and watchmen for schools in districts of Punjab region.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/06-07-2015/p2/story.aspx?param=19.jpg

 

TIEL launched for promoting education in Christian youth

Interfaith League Against Poverty (I-LAP) on Saturday inaugurated Institute of Emerging Leaders (TIEL) at Bahar Colony, Kot Lakhpat. Today, when we stand at a distance and observe, we find that there is an embarrassing imbalance of the scale in Pakistan especially where education is concerned. Quality education is within the reach of only one segment of the society while the other segment is completely deprived,” said Sajid Ishaq, chairman Interfaith League Against Poverty 

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/07/05/city/lahore/tiel-launched-for-promoting-education-in-christian-youth/

 

Toppers visit Sweden university

A delegation of Pakistani high achievers visited University of Jalmar, Gothenburg in Sweden. According to a handout a briefing was arranged by the university administration for the position holder students on courses being taught in the university. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-327063-Toppers-visit-Sweden-university

http://tribune.com.pk/story/915075/study-tour-students-visit-swedish-university/

 

Pak students delegation leaves for Germany from Sweden

A delegation of Pakistani high achievers after completing their visit to prominent universities of Sweden left for Germany. The position holders visiting Europe on the instructions of Chief Minster Shahbaz Sharif will conduct a study tour to prestigious universities in Berlin. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-327419-Pak-students-delegation-leaves-for-Germany-from-Sweden

http://nation.com.pk/lahore/06-Jul-2015/position-holders-leave-sweden-for-germany

 

‘Admission quota for Afghan students to be increased’

Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Janan Mosazai called on Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif here on Friday and discussed matters of mutual interest, promotion of Pak-Afghan relations and the regional situation. The chief minister told the envoy that admission quota for students from Afghanistan in health and educational institutes of Punjab would be increased.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192241/admission-quota-for-afghan-students-to-be-increased

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-327114-Afghan-envoy-calls-on-Punjab-CM

http://nation.com.pk/lahore/04-Jul-2015/shahbaz-enhances-quota-for-afghan-students

 

Call to teach Sufism as compulsory subject at varsity level

World Punjabi Congress Chairman, Fakhar Zaman said it was unfortunate that in the land of Punjabi Sufi poets, the Punjabi language did not enjoy its proper status and the rightful place. He repeated his demand that Sufism should be taught as a compulsory subject in the college and universities, Punjabi should be introduced at the primary level and a Punjabi University in Lahore, preferably by updating the existing Punjab Institute of Language and Culture.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-327110-Call-to-teach-Sufism-as-compulsory-subject-at-varsity-level

 

Brilliant students honoured at UoG

The Sialkot exporters and University of Gujrat (UoG) jointly honoured 28 brilliant students by giving them cash awards during a ceremony held at the auditorium of UoG Sialkot campus. The Sialkot business community pledged to donate generously for the promotion of quality education and financial help of the deserving students.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/05-Jul-2015/brilliant-students-honoured-at-uog

 

Library information management system launched

The central library of the Punjab University (PU) has attained the distinction of being the first public varsity to launch a state-of-the-art Integrated Multilingual Library Information Management System, Chief Librarian Haseeb Ahmad Piracha said on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/915408/public-education-library-information-management-system-launched/

 

‘Aao Parhao to focus on adult literacy in DG Khan’

Provincial Assembly Member Mehmood Qadir Leghari said the Aao Parhao education programme would be launched in Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur with an emphasis on adult literacy. The MPA said 1,040 centres for adult literacy centres would be set up in three divisions of south Punjab.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/915421/education-for-all-aao-parhao-to-focus-on-adult-literacy-in-dg-khan/

 

‘Ladies on Wheels’ countering transportation woes for female students in Faisalabad

Lok Sujag a nonprofit organization has started a project at the Faisalabad Agriculture University to facilitate female students to move about on campus using bicycles. Tahir Mehdi a representative of Lok Sujag said, “Ladies ‘On Wheels’” is our new project initiated in Faisalabad Agriculture University.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/05-Jul-2015/ladies-on-wheels-countering-transportation-woes-for-female-students-in-faisalabad

 

Metro train to facilitate common man: Rehman

Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman said that 310 billion and 20 crore rupees have been allocated for education sector which is 27 percent of the total budget reflects the Chief Minister Punjab of being educational friendly. The Provincial Minister said that installation of computer labs at 990 high schools, provision of missing facilities at 7550 schools, reconstructions of buildings of 4700 schools and 500 new schools will be opened in the development budget of education budget. 

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/04-Jul-2015/metro-train-to-facilitate-common-man-rehman

 

Progress of the country depends on skilled manpower: Shahbaz

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif presided over a high level meeting regarding preparation and demand of skilled manpower in the province which reviewed promotion of vocational education, development of quality skilled manpower and capacity-building of vocational training institutions.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/06-Jul-2015/progress-of-the-country-depends-on-skilled-manpower-shahbaz

 

Skilled youth to benefit from zakat funds

The Punjab government has decided to provide financial assistance to deserving and technically skilled youth from zakat funds to start business, sources said. A source in the District Administration said that the decision has been taken on the proposal of Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Chairman Irfan Qasier, who had floated the idea that most poor and deserving students opt out after getting technical training owing to financial constraints. 

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/06-Jul-2015/skilled-youth-to-benefit-from-zakat-funds

 

Governor acknowledges South Punjab varsities’ role

Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana said that the universities in Southern Punjab were playing a vital role in socio-economic development of the region. Newly established women’s universities in Multan and Bahawalpur reflect priority of the government in welfare and development of the local women, he said. On the occasion, Dr Qaiser briefed the chancellor about various administrative and academic steps taken at the Government Sadiq College Women University. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/04-Jul-2015/governor-acknowledges-south-punjab-varsities-role

 

Engineering entrance test on Aug 16

The combined entrance test for admission to engineering institutions of Punjab for BSc Engineering and BS Technology will be held on Aug 16 (Sunday) at 13 centres across the province.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192609/engineering-entrance-test-on-aug-16

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-38449-UET-entrance-test-on-Aug-16

 

UET training

University of Engineering and Technology (UET) organized “Indigenous On-Campus Training (IOT)” for the varsity’s Non-Teaching Staff in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) which was attended by 271 employees of the varsity.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-327056-UET-training

 

PPP Punjab wants student unions restored in Sindh, Kashmir

Observing “Black Day” over General Ziaul Haq’s martial law against Zlufikar Ali Bhutto government in 1977, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Punjab President Manzoor Wattoo on Sunday demanded restoration of students’ unions in Sindh and Kashmir where the party is in power if the leadership wanted strong to it.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-06/page-14/detail-3

 

Dr Khalid appointed PGMI principal

The Punjab government has appointed Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood principal of the Postgraduate Medical Institute (PGMI) against a vacant position.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192243/dr-khalid-appointed-pgmi-principal

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-38450-Quality-services-to-be-ensured-at-LGH

 

UVAS training workshop

The Department of Wildlife and Ecology and Wildlife Society of the University of Veterinary and Animals Sciences, Lahore, in collaboration with Pakistan Wildlife Foundation and Kalabagh Wildlife Foundation organized a three-day workshop on “Animal preservation, stuffing and taxidermy” at Ravi Campus, Pattoki, which concluded on Friday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192231/uvas-training-workshop

 

Sindh

 

Sukkur BISE declares SSC exam results

The Sukkur Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education on Friday announced the results of the Secondary School Certificate part-II (class-X) science and general groups annual examinations-2015.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192162/sukkur-bise-declares-ssc-exam-results

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So much aid, so little education

When the United States assigned $7.5 billion in aid to Pakistan, the officials were intent on using this money to improve educational opportunities for the country’s estimated 52 million school-aged youth. By Sept 30, 2014, the last day of the period of the Kerry, Lugar and Berman-sponsored Enhanced Partnership with Pakistan Act of 2009, USAID had spent $400 million on education with a focus on school construction, teacher training, and scholarships.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192624/so-much-aid-so-little-education

 

Education Department Sindh lapsed a big budget

Almost 3 billion could not be utilised by education department Sindh. Nearly 200 million could not be utilized at Sukkur. In new education year education department has utilized one billions and 200 million of budget properly.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-07-04&edition=KCH&id=1776380_51063687

 

Need to focus on ghost schools and teachers

Reham Khan said that ghost schools are a big problem. Government need to look after schools. There is also need to do some amendments in curriculum.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-07-06&edition=LHR&id=1780804_49446651

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NAB investigates Rs13b teacher hiring scam

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is verifying a complaint against the former Sindh education minister, Pir Mazharul Haq, and others who allegedly earned up to Rs13 billion from 13,000 ‘bogus’ appointments in the education department.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/914550/sindh-education-nab-investigates-rs13b-teacher-hiring-scam/

 

Education officer denied bail in corruption case

The former district officer for elementary education, Mumtaz Ali Shaikh, approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday for a bail to avoid arrest in the teachers’ illegal appointments case.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/914547/education-officer-denied-bail-in-corruption-case/

 

Sindh Education department under NAB microscope

Sindh Education Secretary Fazlullah Pechuho has revealed that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is investigating corruption in the education department. He told a TV channel that “Illegal appointments were made in the education department after 2012.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/karachi/05-Jul-2015/sindh-education-department-under-nab-microscope

 

SRPA wants decisions benefiting ex-teachers enforced

Retired professors of the province have urged the Sindh government to implement all pending decisions regarding legally entitled benefits to former employees at the earliest. According to Sindh Retired Professors’ Association (SPRA) Convener Saeed-uz-Zafar Khan the office of the Accountant General Sindh is not issuing orders for payments of special additional pension - Orderly Allowance of Rs7,000 per month - which was effected from January 1, 2013 for retired officers of grade-20 and above.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-327039-SRPA-wants-decisions-benefiting-ex-teachers-enforced

 

Call to equip new generation with higher education

Pakistan gets developed through education, so we have to equip our new generation with higher education and research. These views were expressed by Arshad Saleem, the vice chancellor of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Nawabshah, while addressing a seminar on quality enhancement cell at New Ports Institute of Communication and Economics.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-04/page-15/detail-7

 

Students to receive laptops

The second phase of laptop distribution under the prime minister’s scheme will start from Tuesday, July 7, 2015. All the students whose names are in the second merit list will be receiving emails from the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/915458/for-higher-learning-students-to-receive-laptops/

 

15 Pakistani students to visit Singapore on study tour

As many as 15 Pakistani students have been selected to attend the prestigious summer programme at the National University of Singapore (NUS) from July 5 to July 18. The programme is completely sponsored, and is part of the sponsor companies’ commitment to provide high-quality international experience to Pakistani students.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-05/page-3/detail-4


KU extends registration dates

The last date for the submission of registration forms for private MA, Double MA, and improvement of division has been extended till 9th July 2015. This was announced by the University of Karachi on Friday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-327040-KU-extends-registration-dates

 

KU foils builders' attempt to grab its land

A dispute on a property located adjacent to Bhayani Heights near the Maskan gate of the University of Karachi (KU) broke out on Sunday morning when labourers associated with Rufi builders and developers started construction work on the said land.  The KU’s campus security advisor claims it to be the varsity’s property.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/915444/property-dispute-ku-foils-builders-attempt-to-grab-its-land/

 

Medical college employees stage protest

Employees of the Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College (GMMMC) in Sukkur on Saturday staged a demonstration in front of the principal’s office. They threatened to stage a strong protest if the college administration did not fulfil their genuine demands.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192337/medical-college-employees-stage-protest

 

Editorial/op-ed

 

The opportunity cost of ignoring education by Junaid Zahid

The people of Pakistan are divided into two on the issue of the metro bus against education. However, reality of the fight between the two is actually based on statistics. Consequently, instead of using Rs50 billion on the bus project and facilitating 135,000 people daily, the government can give priority to 86,400 out-of-school primary children by sending them to school.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/915404/metro-bus-project-the-opportunity-cost-of-ignoring-education/

 

The textbook blunder

The new Class VIII geography book published by the Punjab Textbook Board carries a map showing Pakistan as comprising six rather than four provinces - the two non-existent provinces being 'Saraikistan' and 'Hazara'. Who did it and why, so far is a mystery. What is known is that the draft of the book went through four levels of scrutiny before going into print, yet no one noticed the blunder until one of the authors saw it and brought it to the notice of the Board through a letter earlier this month. 

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/editorials/0:/1204456:the-textbook-blunder/

 

Candidates make education, water, health pledges by Atif Khan

In rural areas there is simply no drinking water option; if you talk about education, the population has increased manifold in last decade, but the number of schools is almost the same as they were a decade ago. The total number of out-of-school children at primary level in the country has dropped from 6.7 million in 2012-2013 to 6.2 million, says the Pakistan Education Statistics Report 2013-2014.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/06-Jul-2015/candidates-make-education-water-health-pledges

 

NAP and madrassa registration

 In 1947, Pakistan had less than 300 madrassas. By 1988, it had less than 3,000 but now we have around 26,000 registered ones. Estimates on unregistered madrassas vary from 10,000 to 15,000. In the capital alone, upwards of 160 madrassas and 72 day scholar Quranic institutes are not registered with government authorities. Presumably, NAP has the registration of seminaries in Pakistan as one of its biggest priorities.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-07-06/page-7/detail-4

 

Let a thousand flowers bloom by Dr. Asad Zaman

The idea that education is a lottery which gives huge rewards to a few winners is extremely damaging. It can lead parents to concentrate attention on one bright child, while depriving others of educational opportunities. The high rates of teacher absenteeism in village schools is also because teachers think that all their efforts will come to naught — the children don’t have the material to make it. Duflo-Banerjee find that the problem lies not in poor infrastructure, low salaries, or other material problems; rather it lies in low expectations. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/915363/let-a-thousand-flowers-bloom/

 

A tale of a village by Zahid Gishkori

This is all about a tale of an illiterate and impoverished village called Basti Shado Khan in Layyah, Punjab. 20,000 children are out of school in this village and now work on agricultural lands. This village has three schools, but teachers hardly seem to have attended to their duties here. The average ratio of literate people in this village is less than 10 per cent, with 90 per cent living below the poverty line.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/915566/a-tale-of-a-village/

 

Letters to the Editor

 

Tale of a Chitral school

Mr Langlands retired and named Ms Carey Schofield his successor. She introduced some drastic reforms and in a short period the school looked all set to regain its lost glory. But alas, Mr Langlands again under the influence of the same vested interests tried to oust Ms Schofield and undo what she had achieved.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192459/tale-of-a-chitral-school

 

Pursuing reading habit

Most of our youth and adults have limited reading to just enough for getting diplomas, certificates and degrees and not to gain knowledge and wisdom. Our youth in schools, colleges and universities have moved away from books owing to a number of factors like the social media, cell-phones, internet and TV.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1192165/pursuing-reading-habit

 

Statistical correction

While quoting the amount for education (including higher education) and health from budget documents of the provinces reports give unfair advantage to Punjab by considering allocations from its current and development heads but relied on current allocations alone in the case of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This resulted in an incorrect conclusion: that Punjab has allocated the highest percentage of its budget for education and health as compared to KP.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-327312-Statistical-correction

 

The CM demolishes my hopes

The chief minister claims to have launched a targeted education operation in Balochistan, but his actions don’t match his words. It seems more like a targeted operation to demoralise impoverished academicians. I request Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to help the chief minister in actually extirpating the struggles of under-resourced schools in the province.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/915372/the-cm-demolishes-my-hopes/

 

LCWU: A Success Story

As one of the oldest and largest premier women higher education institutions, the Lahore College for Women University(LCWU) is playing a significant role in producing women graduates since 1922, when it was established as a degree college. Currently, this university is going through a very challenging phase in its development through its Vision 2020 and its five-year Strategic Plan to be amongst the top ranking 500 universities globally.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=267668

 

5% TAX DILEMMA

In order to increase tax collection, government has imposed 5% advanced tax on the remittances send by Pakistani students abroad to meet education expenses. This move from the government has created an atmosphere of disappointment & dejection among all those students who are planning to go abroad. As Pakistan is among those countries where literacy rate is very low, government needs to facilitate students in each and every aspect. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=267670

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

 

Students play the role of backbone in Society, Sardar Soran Singh

Peshawar: Soran Singh stated that students play a vital role in Society. They should never compromise on Education and should focus on the modern demands of their education. Through the Education, they can make their country proud and prosperous.

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=3&date=2015-07-06

 

Non-availability of Schools leads to the insecure future of students

Hangu: Students are facing lots of Problems; Primary schools should be set up to secure the future of students. This was stated by Hafiz Muhammad Younis .

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

 

Success would be a dream without education, Naeem Shah

Hangu: Without getting development and education in the Education sector, the success of nation would be a dream, it was stated by Government Head Master Naeem Shah. 

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

 

Khuiratta, M.A examination has taken 8 months ago but results have not been declared

Khuiratta: M.A Examination has taken 8 months ago, now 8 months have been passed to exams but still results are not confirmed. Students are now worried for their result as they are not willing to waste their whole year.

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

 

Department of Education has notified the code of conduct for Schools Monitoring

Lahore:  Department of Education has notified the code of conduct for Schools Monitoring which will be followed by all the teachers and officers.  

Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar Page No.3

 

Rustam , the claims of better education failed

Mardan: Member of Provincial Assembly Iftikhar Ali stated that Chief Minister of KP is developing the province sincerely and wholeheartedly, he has made possible to get the best education. In short, he said that PTI government is better than all previous governments. But all these claims failed when results of government school was announced which shows the education system in government schools in Kpk. This made parents worried about their children‘s future.

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

 

“Aagosh –e- Khidmat “has opened for giving education to Orphans

Dera Ismail Khan: In Gillani Town, “Aagosh –e- Khidmat “has opened to provide food, residence and religious and worldly Education. Zahid Mohib –ul-lah has invited all the willing to help “Aagosh –e- Khidmat “in their mission.

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

 

The condition of the experience in the departmental promotion of teachers may be abolish

Peshawar: The Central leader of the Teacher Organization Kherullah Hawari demanded the condition of the experience in the departmental promotion of teachers may be abolished.

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=3&date=2015-07-05

 

Malgari Ustazaan provincial president transfer is political revenge

Peshawar: The ANP provincial leader and ex Minister for Education Sardar Hussain Babak said the Malgari Ustazaan provincial president transfer is political revenge. The provincial government now started very cheap tactics. 

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

 

Teachers Coordination Kohat delegation met with Haji Shareef

Kohat: Teachers Coordination Kohat Vice Chairman Principal Zahidullah and others met with Assistant Controller Examination Haji Shareef & discussed with him the different issues of the teachers. He assured him to solve their problems. 

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

 

The teachers political transfer may be stopped, Ameer Rehman

Swabi: Awami National Party District Swabi President Ameer Rehman demanded from the provincial government to stop the transfer of the teacher on the political ground.

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

 

Ghulam Ishaq strictly followed the merit policy.

Peshawar: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Special Assistance for Housing Dr.Amjad Ali said to the Swabi: Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology arranged entry test today 5 July, in Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Multan, Peshawar and Quetta. The administration of the Institute announced that all admissions were given on merit.

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

 

Lack of interest in reconstruction of destroyed schools is sad, Fanoos Gujar

Peshawar: Damaged schools should be rebuild if we want best educational system. The discrimination of poor rich should not be followed so that equal education would be possible to deliver but this all is the responsibility of government to take interest in reconstruction of schools. This was all stated by chairman Fanoos Gujar.

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=3&date=2015-07-04

 

Government taken practical steps for the betterment of the educational system. Saeed Khan

Swat: Alpuri: Saeed Khan appreciated the efforts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and for the very first time made possible for schools to provide them basic necessities and requirements and spend millions for this purpose and made standard of education better.

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

Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.5

 

Schools and colleges are available in the Fata they need to maintain properly: Governor

Peshawar: The Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan Said it is necessary to maintain the available schools and colleges in the Fata.  He said we speed up the services for the betterment of educational system. 

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No.8

Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.8

 

Balochistan

 

Millions of children are out from schools

Prime Minister has written in his article in Arab News that 06 million children are still out from schools which is regrettable. He thinks prime reason of nation to remain back in every field is lowest educational ratio. He admits it’s the responsibility of government to provide basic education to every child free of cost.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page4/

 

Rightful candidates neglected in scholarships

Loralai: president of TAC and others said nationalist parties have given scholarships on favoritism basis which act is condemnable and injustice with right ones. They said government should investigate the matter honestly and facilitate deprived students with scholarships.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-06-2015/Quetta/page8.asp

 

Computer classes are not going on 

Quetta: PMLN leader Asadullah Mengal said computer classes are not going on in Qili Shaikhan High school. EDO should take notice of his misconduct and ensure the punctuality of computer classes.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102943144&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150706

 

Get investigation of Baluchistan University corruption

Qillasaifullah: Pashtoon Nojawan Committee said in B.A and BSC examinations of previous year in Baluchistan university uncountable corruption took place which should be investigate properly.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page3/

http://e.jang.com.pk/07-06-2015/Quetta/page2.asp

 

Illegal appointments in Baluchistan Board

Quetta: Chairman Board appointed 25 people of his choice which is violation of law; Chairman Board has violated all set rules and regulations of civil services said by BSO (pachar) leaders. 

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102943090&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150706

 

Every possible effort will be taken to eradicate copy culture

Quetta: Every possible effort will be taken to eradicate copy culture from Baluchistan University said by BSF.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-06-2015/Quetta/page2.asp

 

Nepotism in Matriculation result

Quetta: Spokesperson of BSO said BISE board chairman and administration should be fire from service because of nepotism in matriculation declaration of examinations. Illegal appointments, corruption and nepotism have destroyed the good will of board, investigation should be held to unveil the truth.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-06-2015/Quetta/page2.asp

 

End of copy culture and result of matriculation

Quetta: Previous year ratio of success in matriculation examination was 95.60. In current year due to stoppage of copy culture success ratio in result is 50.77. Government and civil society’s efforts make possible to stop copy culture.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_3.html

 

Injustice in scholarships

Kharan: All Tulba Action Committee welcome the steps taken by MPA Kharan to provide justice to deprived students of scholarships. MPA has taken notice of mishaps in scholarships.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_5.html

 

Violation of rights in education department is unacceptable

Quetta: General Secretary PMLN district Panjgoor said violation of services rights of youth in education department is unacceptable. Merit is violated completely in education department, government should pay focus on merit and maintain believes of common people.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_5.html

 

Investigate matter of corruption of Baluchistan University

Quetta: : Provincial convener of JTI (Nazriyati) Mr. Asmatullah and others demanded from government to investigate the corruption & mismanagement affairs of Baluchistan University by NAB & FIA to reach the truth. They said lecturers appointments made on illegal basis in Baluchistan University which is merit and civil services rights violation.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102941269&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150705

 

Admission advertisement

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102941515&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150705

 

Exploitation of poor students in MPA scholarships

Hub: Poor and needy students exploited by neglecting in MPA scholarships in Lasbela, scholarships distributed in relatives and voters by authorities.

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

 

Exploitation of merit, destroyed Baluchistan University

Quetta: Speakers from Watan Student Federation Aali said candidates who failed NTS test are appointed as lecturer in Baluchistan University. Massacre of merit and nepotism in Baluchistan University and official’s silence in this regard proving there is something fishy.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-04-2015/Quetta/page2.asp

 

Students should study politics with a focus on education

Quetta: Leaders of PSF said students of present age should focus on political study as well as education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-04-2015/Quetta/page2.asp

 

Illegal lecturer appointments 

Quetta: Provincial convener of JTI (Nazriyati) Mr. Asmatullah and others demanded from government to investigate the corruption & mismanagement affairs of Baluchistan University by NAB & FIA to reach the truth. They said lecturers appointments made on illegal basis in Baluchistan University which is merit and civil services rights violation.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-04-2015/Quetta/page2.asp

 

Punjab

 

Entry test for MBBS at Sheikh Zayed Medical College on 20th Aug. 2015

District Rahim Yar Khan: Dr. Abdul Majid, Focal Person for Sheikh Zayed Medical College has said that the entry test for admissions for MBBS will be held on 20th August and the admissions will be done in September, 2015 and that the Principal has appointed new faculty on the instructions of the PMDC.  

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 07

 

Protest rally held against removal of Saraikastan map from 8th Class Geography textbooks

District Bahawalpur: The Pakistan Saraiki Party Bahawalpur held a protest rally at Fawara Chowk, Bahawalpur.  The leaders of Pakistan Saraiki Party said those who removed the map of the Saraikastan Province from the books are not sincere to Pakistan just the way they were not sincere to East Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-07-03/page-11

 

Absentee teachers to be terminated from jobs

District Dera Ghazi Khan:  Punjab Government has decided to terminate absentee teachers and also those whose performance is poor.  A 5 member committee has been formed under the chairmanship of Special Secretary Schools Education, a notification has also been sent to the EDOs and the committee will take action within a month after gathering data from the EDOs.  

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.1

 

Superintendents bribed, given special protocol for maneuvering practical marks

District Multan: Due to lack of check and balance by the Multan Board of Education, the parents of the candidates have been paying maneuvering F.Sc. practical marks at the centres.  The superintendents were paid bribe and the private colleges gave special protocol to the superintendents.   

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.8

 

HED terminates all security guards

District Mian Chanoon: The Higher Education Department Punjab has terminated jobs of all the security guards from 30th June, 2015 and they will be reappointed after the summer vacations.  This has rendered hundreds of persons jobless and their families without a livelihood.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.8

 

AEO pays snap visits to schools for recovery of geography books with Saraikastan maps

District Rahim Yar Khan: Jam Hassan, AEO paid snap visits to government and private schools for recovery of geography textbooks with map of Saraikastan. 

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

 

Our English Medium Schools (Tlkh Tehriraen Article by: Manzoor Ahmed)

District Multan: The writer has very beautifully narrated the history of Education and particularly English medium private school in Pakistan.  The factors of opening of private English medium schools are: Deterioration of government schools; lack of trust of parents on the quality of education in the government schools; increase of bribery in government education boards for manipulation of results and resulted lack of trust of people on boards; launching of junior and senior Cambridge examination systems at English medium schools, increase of the branches and franchise of the English medium schools in different cities; the graduates of English Medium schools became the symbol of social status; the government schools further deteriorated with the passage of time because of absenteeism of headmasters and teachers who continue to make money by teaching in private schools and academies; 70 per cent of youth depends on government schools and cannot get admissions in good colleges due to their poor English and background in Arts subjects. The business community is setting up schools with French, English, American and German names and hiring untrained teachers with poor salaries. This is ruining our society and education as well.    

Complete Story:http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-07-05/page-4

 

Protest rally against removal of Saraikastan map from textbooks

District Bahawalpur: Pakistan Saraiki Movement will hold a protest rally today against the removal of map of Saraikastan from the textbooks.

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.12 

 

Punjab Government must recongnise the Saraiki language

District Rahim Yar Khan: Jam Azhar Murad, Chairman, Saraikastan Workers Party has said that the Punjab Government must recongnise the Saraiki language and Saraiki nation instead of removing Saraikastan map from textbooks and  the rulers must stop conspiracies against Saraiki nation and given them the right of a separate Saraiky Province.

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.12 

 

College seats be increased by 10 per cent

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab Government has issued notification to all colleges to increase seats in all boys and girls colleges by 10 per cent.

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.8 

 

Government utilizing all resources for education of Cholistani children

Ch. Zahid Salim, PML (N) leader has said that the government was utilizing all resources for the education of all cholistani children.

Complete Story:  Daily Sang-e-Meel, Page No.7 

 

Basic Education Community School Teachers without salaries for the past 3 months

District Rahim Yar Khan: A total of 211 Basic Education Community School Teachers are without salaries for the past 3 months.  Their monthly salary is RS.5000/- per month and they worried because they will remain without money for Eidul Fitr.  

Complete Story:  Daily Sang-e-Meel, Page No.4

 

COMSATS University deprives labour of their rights

District Lahore: The COMSATS University has deprived labour of their rights.  The said University had taken land from the Workers Board some 13 years ago on the condition of giving 30 per cent seats to the children of the labour, but never gave a single seat to any child of the labour.   The University Board of Governors does not have a single member from the labour. 

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

 

Federal Board results announced, 76% students passed

District Islamabad: The Federal Board of Education has announced its Matriculation Part II results and 76 per cent students have passed the examinations.

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

 

Old school buildings to be demolished, new ones to be reconstructed

District Rahim Yar Khan: EDO Rana Azhar Khan, while addressing an Iftar party said that the old school buildings will be demolished and new ones will be constructed and RS.400 Millions have been sanctioned for this purpose. The schools will also be provided CCTV cameras, security guards and boundary walls.  

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

 

Court issues stay orders against construction of school ground and park

District Rahim Yar Khan: Additional District Collector Rahim Yar Khan Syed Tariq Mehmood Bukhari, has granted a stay order to NadeemUllah Khan and family the owners of disputed land and stayed the construction of the school ground and family park by the city administration.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.9

 

Rally for inclusion of Saraikastan map in text books

District Rahim Yar Khan: People of Dhareeja Nagar took out a rally and demanded that the map of Saraikastan should be included in the school text books.  The participants of the rally also threatened to expand their protest in the whole of Saraiki belt if the commission is not formed for a separate Saraiki province.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.8

 

Punjab Government decides to get educators’ degrees verified

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab Government has decided to get the degrees of selected educators verified because some educators have been selected on fake degrees and due to political pressures. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.8

 

People protest against halting of school construction work

District Rahim Yar Khan: The residents of Cholistan have protested against halting the construction of Cholistan Community Model School, Chak No.265/L.  The project was initiated in 2009 after signing of a memorandum between PEF and Cholistan Development Authority and the school has been constructed up to roofs, but now has been halted.  People said the stoppage of the project will cause difficulties for the children who want to be educated.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-07-04/page-3

 

Recovery of books with wrong map from shops begins

District Bahawalpur: Imran Sikandar Baloch, DCO, Bahawalpur, on the instructions of the Punjab Government, has begun recovery of the text books with wrong map of Saraikastan from the shops. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-07-04/page-8

 

Punjab government sanctioned RS.8.5 Billions for construction of new schools and repair of old ones

District Bahawalpur: The Punjab Government has sanctioned RS.8.5 Billions for reconstruction of 892 fully damaged schools and repair of 2638 school which are partially damaged.  The notification of District Committees has been issued and the construct and repair will begin soon.

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

 

Influential person grabbed Primary School

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Dildar Baloch, an influential person of the area has grabbed and taken over Govt. Girls Primary School, Basti Sanjrani, Chak No.3, Kot Chutta.  He has sold out all the school trees, constructed his residence at the main gate of the school and has also mismanaged the school funds because his wife is a grade 4 employee of the said school.  People of the area have appealed to the CM Punjab and Secretary Education to take action against the said Dildar Baloch.

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

 

Saraiki language should be part of school syllabus

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Sharif Kossa, Genral Secretary, Saraikastan National Movement has demanded that Saraiki language should be made part of the syllabus and if the map of Saraikastan is not included in the text books, the Movement will begin a protest campaign on the next day of Eid. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-07-04/page-11 

 

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Villagers protested against contractor of the school construction work

District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of village Photo Khan Bahleem near Agra protested against contractor of the construction work of the school building. They declared that contractor Mr. Siraj Ahmed Memon has left construction work incomplete and does not pay any attention.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130287593&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150706

 

Schools doors and windows sold out; villagers protested

District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of village Jamal Din Mallah protested against inhuman act of local influential on selling out the doors and windows of their village Primary School. They demanded for recovery of windows and doors of the schools and a guard should be appointed.

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Secretary took noticed of illegal appointments in Education Department

District Dadu: The NTS Pass Candidates Mr. Zameer Ahmed Panhwar and other had complained the higher authorities about the corruption in the merit lists of recruitment of the teachers in education department. While taking the notice of the complaints Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho had directed D.O Naushehro Feroz to investigate the matter. The candidates have declared that appointments are done on favoritism and merit based candidates have been pushed back.

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8 Computers stolen away from Government Girls High School

District Tando Muhammad Khan: The unidentified thieves stolen away 8 computers from Government Girls High School Bulri Shah Karim.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130287837&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150706

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JSSF continued protest for completion of construction work of school

District Qamber: The JSSF members from Qubo Saeed Khan protested for completion of construction work of Government High School. They declared that contractor was using substandard material in the construction work of the school. They demanded for action against him.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-07-06/news/page2/1%20(30).htm

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Substandard material used in construction work of Higher Secondary School

District Mirpur Khas: The contractor of construction work of Government Higher Secondary School Dighri is using substandard material in the construction work of the school. The Head Master of the school has declared in his statement to media that substandard material is being used in the construction work of the school and higher authorities are silent to take any action.

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Alif Ailaan organized meeting with parents in Mithi

District Thurparker: The Socail Organization Alif Ailaan organized a meeting in Mithi with parents to highlight educational issues. It was highlighted in the meeting that 7545 children have been admitted in the school; 52 schools have been restored out of 153. It was decided that join work would be initiated in the district to promote education and utilize the budget according to needs.

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NTS Pass Female candidate protested for offer order

District Larkana: The NTS pass female candidate from Badah city Ms. Najma Naaz Bhati protested for offer order.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_06072015011821.jpg

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Local Influential took hold of Primary School

District Badin: The Building of Government Girls Primary School village Faqeer Muhammad Soomro is occupied by the local influential. He has turned the school building in his sitting place. The residents of the village have protested against illegal act of the landlord and have demanded from Government to take notice of the issue and resolve it on priority basis.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102943155&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150706

 

Investigation against illegal appointments in Education Department

Karachi: Education Department of Sindh has started investigation against illegal appointments in the department in NTS examinations. The Special Secretary Education Department Ms. Alia Shahid has been handed over the investigation of the matter through other committee members. It is notified that steps are taken on the complaints of the candidates who were pushed back in the merit lists. The candidates are appointed through DRCs by taking huge amount of bribe. It is also highlighted that in the time period of former Education Minister Mr. Pir Mazhar Ul Haq more than 3519 candidates were appointed against the vacant posts of 1400. On the other hand Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho has said that violation is sound in the seniority lists of HST and JSTs. He added that main cause of devastation of Education in Sindh is Teachers’ Unions.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.1

 

Violation in NTS recruitment

District Dadu: It is reported that violation is exposed in the recruitment of teachers through NTS in District Dadu. The Treasury Department has stopped the salary bills of the teachers.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 12

 

NAB Investigates corruption in Education Department: Secretary Education

Karachi: Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho has said that National Accountability Bureau is investigating the matter of corruption in Education Department. He added that illegal appointments have been done in the department after 2012 and those people have been appointed who do not have any connection with education. He said that required documents have been handed over to NAB for investigation.

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NTS Pass female candidates continued their protest for offer orders

District Larkana: NTS Examination pass two sisters from larkana continued their protested against the injustice of Education Department. They have qualified examination for teaching post, but they are not given offer orders. They told media that other candidates have been appointed in their place and they demanded for investigation.

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Education standard goes below; most of school buildings in crumbling condition

District Mirpur Khas: The Standard of Education is Jhudo City is going below the required level and most of the schools of the area are in crumbling condition due to carelessness on Education Department. It is also reported that more than 100 people have been illegally appointed and the matter is being investigated by NAB, so the officers and other are worried about the situation.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130287265&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150705

 

NTS Pass Teachers from Tando Bagho protested for salaries

Hyderabd/ Tando Bagho: The NTS Pass Teachers from Tando Bagho continued their protest for their salaries. They told media that their salaries were not issued since 8 months.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130287267&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150705

 

JSSF protested for completion of construction work of school

District Qamber: The JSSF members from Qubo Saeed Khan protested for completion of construction work of Government High School. They declared that contractor was using substandard material in the construction work of the school. They demanded for action against him.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-07-05/news/page2/1%20(5).htm

 

Decision of increasing 10 percent fees of medical colleges; summary sent to C.M Sindh

Karachi: The Summary of increasing of 10 percent fees in medical colleges has been sent to Chief Minister Sindh for approval.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102941675&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150705

 

Terrorists target Schools which is intolerable: P.M

Karachi: Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that terrorists target schools which is intolerable act. He said that terrorism can only be rooted out through education. He added that about 60 lac children in Pakistan do not attend schools.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-07-04/news/page1/1%20(37).htm

 

Teachers protested against deduction of their salaries

District Sanghar: The Teachers from Shahdadpur protested on the call of P.T.Alif against deduction of amount from their salaries. They declared that treasury officer was deducting 2000 rupees on the name of conveyance allowance.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-07-04/news/page2/1%20(3).htm

 

JSSF protested for completion of construction work of school

District Qamber: The JSSF members from Qubo Saeed Khan protested for completion of construction work of Government High School. They declared that contractor was using substandard material in the construction work of the school. They demanded for action against him.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-07-04/news/page3/1%20(36).htm

 

Sindh Government decides to cancel appointment of consultants in Reform Support Unit

Karachi: Sindh Government while taking the action of recruitment of consultants in Reform Support Unit has decided to cancel the appointments. It was highlighted that no tender or any add was published publically for the appointments.

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Education Board Sukkur announces metric science result

District Sukkur: The Education Board Sukkur has announced the result of metric science. All the three positions have swiped by female candidates.

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