Mehtab stresses need to educate locals in FATA
Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan has said education is key to help resolve issues faced by tribes people of Federally Administered Tribal Areas. He was speaking at an event organised at a hotel in the city on Thursday to discuss peace in Fata.
Peshawar University’s student wins gold medal
Neelum Dukhtar Shah Jahan of the Statistics Department of Peshawar University has made a new record by securing 1045 marks out of 1200. She stood first in the university and has been awarded the gold medal for her outstanding achievement.
Lecturers on Roads
Lecturers Physical Education Association has demanded the Minister of Education give them a structured time scale in line with the federal government’s rules and reinstate their seniority levels.
Agriculture University’s Scholars Completes his PhD
Roidad Ali Shah of the Agriculture University of Peshawar has completed his doctorate in Entomology. Prof. Imtiaz Ali Khan had supervised his research regarding insects which suck onion’s nectar. Similarly, Muhammad Misbah ul Haq has also successfully defended his thesis work for Ph.D in Entomology. His research was on the latest chemical control of pests.
Trousers and collar shirts introduced as uniforms in govt. schools
Principals and parents have been asked to comment on the decision of introducing new attire for schools. It has been decided that the boys would wear a white shirt paired with grey slacks while the girls would wear brown ‘qameez’ with white ‘shalwar’. It has also been decided that the traditional red color of government schools would be changed.
De-politicization of Education Department is a good omen, GSTA
KPK province’s president of the Govt. School Teachers Association (GSTA), Sardar Amaanullah, has said that the denationalization of the education department is a good sign. This would lead to the improvement of quality of education in the province.
Education Expo in Kohat
Islami Jamiat e Talaba organized education expo in Govt. Technical College, Kohat.Sabir Awan, Jamiat’s ameer of Peshawar district said the youth are an important asset of the nation and all steps would be taken for their grooming and guidance.
Irregularities in scholarship distribution
Pashtun F said the government should keep a check and balance for the activities of Balochistan University. They said that irregularities are committed in distribution of scholarships at the Girls College in Muslim Bagh.
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Education can help us face challenges
MPA Nasrullah Zehri has said that only quality education would help us in fighting all prevalent challenges. If the quality of education is better, only then we can produce competent bureaucrats, politicians and professors.
Pashtun Law Students Organiszation (PSO) welcomes fresh comers of the Degree College
PSO held a welcome party for the fresh students of Degree College, Muslim Bagh. Speaking at the occasion, PSO’s leaders said that their organization patronizes progressive, visionary, patriotic and democratic students.
College Squash Tournament
All Quetta Noor Muhammad Gola Boys and Girls School and College Squash Competition will commence from the 9th of November. Prospective teams are required to contact the general secretary.
Government Teachers Association’s (GTA) Function
GTA Balochistan held a function here in Quetta yesterday. Prominent figureheads of the association asserted that their party was the only forum that highlighted the issues of the teachers.
On-duty system endangers the future of students
On-duty system in primary and middle schools has imperiled the future of many students. Teachers’s absenteeism is rising in the garb of on-duty system.
Students should keep balance between politics and education, Chaudhry Saeed
Finance Secretary of PML (N) AJK and candidate for MPA in LA-3, Chaudhry Saeed has said that youth are an integral asset of the party. They should keep a balanced focus on political and educational activities.
Ch. Javed Iqbal condemns arbitrary fees hike by private schools
Former president of AJK Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Ch Javed Iqbal has said that the despotic fees hike by private schools is unacceptable. He said that private schools had established a monopoly and he would not let the pubic of Mirpur pilfered by private schools.
Hundreds of students are attaining religious as well as non-religious education in Jamia-e-Ghausia
Central administrator of Jamia E Usmania, Muhammad Azam Chishti, has said that hundreds of girls and boys are attaining religious as well as contemporary education in Jamia.
Experts call for uniform education system
After 12 successful consultation sessions across the country, the Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) team held its 13th session, the final discussion forum regarding the new National Education Policy (NEP) at a local hotel on Thursday in Islamabad.
Focusing on education and health to improve living standards
Prime Minister of Pakistan met with President of Pakistan at President House. They discussed the issues of country. They agreed to focus on health and education departments to improve the living standards in Pakistan.
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Innovation in teaching stressed
Education in the country has always been considered a challenge in terms of dissemination, innovative means and correlating it with the local syllabi and modern demands. An education forum “Innovation in Learning and Teaching” on Thursday urged policymakers, government officials and non-governmental organisation and other participants to bring technology to the classroom for better learning outcomes.
British HC hosts book reading session for school children
British High Commissioner to Pakistan Philip Barton on Thursday hosted a storytelling session for school children of the capital to promote reading culture among young people of the country. The event, held at the British High Commission, showcased some of the high quality British books available to parents and teachers in Pakistan.
RMS, British Council launch ‘Citizenship in Schools Programme’
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Roots Millennium Schools and the British Council for launching the pilot phase of ‘Citizenship in Schools Program’, here at the RCI Flagship Millennium Campus.
`Junior officer` made FDE chairman
The federal government, which has been taking various steps to improve the public sector's schools in Islamabad, recently surprised educationists when it appointed a junior officer of Pakistan Customs Service to look after the affairs of 422 educational institutions in the federal capital.
Conference on social sciences
A two-day conference that concluded on Thursday, researchers and academics underlined the need for theoretical development in social sciences and pledged to work out a viable alternative solution to the contemporary indigenous social issues through research.
NUML University played a prominent role in promoting foreign communication channels
Inspector General of Training and Evaluation Center, Lt. Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that the language programs of NUML have played an important role in establishing productive liaison channels with other countries.
Research workshop in Islamic University
International Islamic University has started a series of research workshop for improvement in Islamic research capabilities. Registration for the workshop will begin from 10th of November.
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Violation in Education Foundation
The Punjab Education Foundation's managing director has been appointed in violation of rules and regulations, The Nation has learnt. The Punjab Chief Secretary has appointed Ali Jan Khan as Punjab Education Foundation Managing Director following the orders of the Governor of Punjab.
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Examination of 95 school buildings
Commissioner Rawalpindi said to transfer the earth quake affected school buildings. He said that all severely affected buildings should be vacated for their repair.
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Monetary loss to teachers
Government decided to deduct 100 rupees from salaries of teachers. They deduct 100 rupees under professional tax. This tax wil give monetary loss of 35 million rupees to teachers.
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Ensuring the teachers rights
Teaching staff of Government Boys Degree College Kahuta met with the chairman of Planning and Development Department Raja Muhammad Ali. Staff discussed their professional issues with him and he assured them of the provision of basic facilities.
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LHC takes notice of excessive fees charged by private schools
Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Shams Mahmood Mirza on Tuesday referred the LHC chief justice to constitute a full bench to hear petitions against the exorbitant fee structure of private schools. The Judge also allowed a number of petitions filed by parents of the students at different private schools to become party in the case.
PEF student shines at expo
The 28th annual science competitions concluded yesterday at the National Museum of Science and Technology, Lahore. The four-day long science expo was attended by different educational institutions including two different partner schools of the Punjab Education Foundation from Pakpattan and Faisalabad.
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Dr Naeemi highlights teachers’ role
Jamia Naeemia chief Dr Muhammad Raghib Naeemi says well-educated and sincere teachers are necessary for the training of the younger generations. Addressing a luncheon for the Punjab University teachers on the completion of his PhD at the Executive Club yesterday, he said he was thankful to all his teachers from the primary classes to the doctorate level and it was because of their efforts that that he had attained a status in society.
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CM okays IT varsity in Knowledge Park
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif presided over a high level meeting yesterday which reviewed different matters relating to Lahore Knowledge Park Project. Shahbaz Sharif gave approval to the setting up of Information Technology University in the Knowledge Park and issued instructions for submitting final recommendations about the establishment of another hi-tech university in the park.
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GCU wins NAB debates contest
The Debating Society of Government College University Lahore on Thursday won the All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest 2015 hosted by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), which was held at the Alhamra Arts Council.
Muhammad Rizwan secures second position in Sahiwal Board Intermediate Exam
Muhammad Rizwan of Govt. Model Higher Secondary School has secured 2nd position in BISE, Sahiwal’s Intermediate exam. He belongs to a backward family and achieved this success through unflinching hard work and diligence.
Inter Faculty Literary Competition in Sargodha University
Extracurricular Forum of Sargodha University has launched the Inter Faculty Literary Competition. Qirat, Naat and debate contests will be organized throughout this competition.
Education is inevitable for growth, Rana Saleem
ADC Vehari, Rana Saleem has said that no society can grow unless its foremost preference is education. He was addressing teachers, students and their parents Govt. Post Graduate College, Vehari.
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The dream of prosperity can’t be fulfilled without education, Mian Irfan
PML(N)’s MPA Mian Irfan Doltana has said that we can’t achieve pinnacle of growth and prosperity without education. He was addressing a students’ delegate from Balochistan. He said that Punjab had been annually contributing Rs. 11 billion to Balochistan out of its NFC share.
Leeds University will arrange a welcome party for fresh comers tomorrow
There will be a welcome party in the honor of more than 2000 fresh students of Leeds University tomorrow. Vice Chancellor of Leeds University, Dr Mehmood Ahmed will give an orientation speech to the new students.
Gordon College and Murray College to be relinquished to Christian Community
Government of Punjab has given the approval for relinquishment of Gordon College and Murray College to their true owners i.e. Christian community. Christians will be given equal representation in academic and administrative posts of the said colleges.
BISE, Rawalpindi invites applications for scholarships
BISE, Rawalpindi has invited scholarship applications from the students who obtained highest marks in matriculation exams. 35 scholarship awards will be allocated to children of teachers.
First International Conference on inclusive education
UMT’s School of Sciences and Humanities and Department of Special Needs Education arranged the first ever international conference on the topic of inclusive education. Dean of SSH, Dr. Abdul Hameed presided the conference.
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Punjab University declares M.A. Results
Punjab University has declared the results of M.A. History Part-II (Annual), M.A. Persian Part-II (Annual), M.A. Education Part-I (Supplementary) and MSc Home Economics Part-II (Annual).
PMAS-AAUR, Kastamonu University of Turkey Sign MOU
Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) and Kastamonu university of Turkey Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), for close academic collaboration and mutual Exchange in Educational, Research. The MOU was signed by PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad and Prof. Dr. Seyit AYDIN represented Kastamonu University.
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PU opens labs for hepatitis research
Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has inaugurated laboratories pharmacology labs to do research on hepatitis and diabetes at post graduate and undergraduate level at University College of Pharmacy, Old Campus.
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Pre-arrest bail to first owners of BZU sub-campus
A Lahore High Court division bench on Thursday granted pre-arrest bail to two initial owners of Bahauddin Zakriya University`s Lahore sub-campus and directed them to join investigation of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Ex-VC`s remand extended
An accountability court on Thursday extended the physical remand of former vice chancellor of Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Dr Khawaja Algama, and Lahore subcampus Director Hamza Munir until Nov 16.
Teachers protest over non-payment of salaries
Hundreds of junior schoolteachers protesting against non-payment of their monthly salaries blocked traffic on M.A. Jinnah Road for half an hour on Thursday. Holding placards and chanting slogans against the education department, the employees initially staged a demonstration in the education department`s Reform Support Unit (RSU) but later decided to take to the streets after receiving no official response.
The social sciences in Pakistan: then and now
In the late 1990s, a group of researchers and academics decided to look at the state of social sciences in Pakistan, at a time when the internet was not considered the bane of many academics` existence. And so began the first-hand account of S. Akbar Zaidi`s journey at a lecture titled `Still dismal one decade later? Social science in Pakistan since 2002` held at the Alliance Française on Thursday.
Seminary student killed by classmate
A seminary student was, according to Bahadurabad police officials, murdered by a fellow student inside the school on Thursday. Nineteen-year-old Razi Ullah, son of Abdul Saleem, was said to have been killed by his classmate Fazal Mehmood, both students of the Madressah Jamia Abu Hanifia, shortly after they had a fight.
B.Com Supplementary exam’s result
University of Karachi has announced the results of B.com supplementary exam. 1153 candidates had appeared in the exam out of 606 passed and 547 failed.
Supplementary exams of matriculation’s art and science group
Supplementary Exam of matriculation art and science group commenced yesterday. Chairman of Secondary Board visited the examination centers and commended the efforts of superintendants.
KU postpones job interviews
The University of Karachi postponed interviews for the posts of the assistant director of the Directorate of Physical Education, the electronic engineer for the Department of Chemical Engineering, coordinator of the Girls Hostel, resident warden of the Girls Hostel, steward of the Purchase Office and the Liaison officer of the Audit Office, previously scheduled on November 5 and 6.
Community colleges can be the solution by Shahrukh Wani
Education helps societies form a cohesive, aware and just populace that is aware of its rights and duties, and utilizes this awareness for the greater progress of the nation. Economically speaking, in an increasingly globalised world, education has come under increasing pressure to focus on real world skills that train and increase the productivity of the workforce so it can compete on the global stage rather then focus simply on theoretical paradigms.
Growing extremism on campus by Zeeba T Hashmi
The news that has been conveniently ignored by authorities is of girls getting attacked by the activists of the student group Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT) for playing cricket on the campus of Karachi University with their male counterparts near a bus stop. Campus extremism is a subject that needs to be understood in political and historical terms. Social mobility for the sake of initiating revolution has great reliance on university students to take a stand. We have witnessed, student activism in the 1960s and 1970s when there was strife against military dictatorships in the country defining the foreign policies of the state.
Knowledge vs ignorance By Najma Alam
Educational institutes are replete with students. Education is being promoted but no importance is given to knowledge and wisdom. Our religion is a progressive one and it has made the education compulsory for all. But we are oblivious of the true purpose of education.
Teaching in native Language By Shaheen Rehman
A large proportion of population is discriminated and left behind when we prefer English as a medium of teaching. All the efforts and events to promote education are confined to limited people who can understand English language.
Letters to the Editor
A student`s woes
IT has been more than a month since I submitted my daughter`s O and A level certificates to the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen. Whenever I go to collect the certificates I am told to come some other day. She can`t apply for admission to universities unless she has her documents, but this does not seem to concern the department.
Stop corrupting education system
We are the unfortunate nation in terms of education which is considered to be one of the most important elements for the development of any country. How can a country progress wherein the education system is being controlled by countless corrupt people? It is the case with Pakistan where education works as a money making activity.
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NED entry test
MORE than 8,000 candidates took part in Karachi`s NED University of Engineering and Technology entry test. The NED is a premier engineering education institute of Pakistan. Hundreds of A and A-one grade students from the interior of Sindh failed the entry test.
In Sindh, the recruitment of teachers began in 2012 with a test conducted by the National Testing Service. Three years have passed and the process is still ongoing. Currently, teachers are providing teaching services without pay.
Lecturers Physical Education Association holds protest demonstration in favor of their demands
Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Lecturers Physical Education Association held protest demonstrations in voicing their demands in front of the Peshawar Press Club. The demonstrators demanded their time scale be revised and their demotions be reversed.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Page No. 8
Principal Government High School Shah Gai visited cluster schools
Jamrud: The principal of Government High School Shah Gai paid cluster schools a surprise visit and ordered to have the salaries of absent teachers held. He also warned if any teacher was found absent from their duties the strict disciplinary action would be taken against them.
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Primary school teacher killed in Oghi
Batagram, Oghi: The government primary school teacher Ishtiaq Ahmad was killed in Oghi by an unidentified attacker. According to witnesses, the teacher was sitting at a roadside shop in the village when an unidentified person attacked him and open fired killing the teacher on the spot.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar Page No. 3
All teachers ensure their presence on duty and leave visits of Education Office: Muhammad Shoukat
Hangu: All school teachers ensure their attendance in the schools. These views were shared by the District Education Officer Muhammad Shoukat during the meeting at Government High School No. 2. The meeting was attended by all the heads of the area’s schools. He called for urgent solutions to be sought to their issues.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar Page No. 3
Reactivate schools destroyed due to terrorism: Zar Ali
Parachinar: Mr. Zar Ali Khan, the Coordinator of Child Rights Movement FATA, said in the Press Conference the 18th Amendment’s Article 25-A confers the right to education to the every child aged 5 to 16 of Pakistan and relevant institutions play their due role in the betterment of the education system in FATA. He said more than 500 schools are destroyed in FATA. He demanded the government arranges the reactivation of these schools and also arranges for additional educational institutions to be opened to cater to the area’s demand.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar Page No. 2
Tanzeem-e-Assatzah given 30th November as a deadline for promotion
Peshawar: Thousand of the teachers of different cadres from FATA are being tossed back and forth between the Education Directorate & Ambassadors. The teachers whose up gradation is being unduly held have been forced to hold protests. These views were shared by the Tanzeem Assatzah Pakistan Central Finance Secretary Khairullah Hawari in a press release. He said if their issues not solved than they are constraint to knock door of the court.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar Page No. 3
School bus should be provided to Government Model High School: Akhtar Ali Khaskheli
District Lasbela: Mr. Akhtar Ali Khaskheli, a social activist, asked the Deputy Commissioner Lasbela to provide a school shuttle for the government high school where the current transport is not accommodating all those who use the facility.
Action should be taken against absent teachers and ghost schools in rural areas: Hakim Ali Jamali
District Jaffarabad: Union Council Faizabad’s Vice Chairman Mr. Hakim Ali Jamali said there are many ghost schools and that teachers’ absenteeism is at its peak in district Jaffarabad. Just one teacher is working in the school alone where the majority of students are enrolled. This reflects on the provincial government’s failure. He said strong actions should be taken against absent teachers and ghost schools in rural areas.
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Implementation of disabled peoples’ quota should be ensured by the Education Department of Jaffarabad: Imam Bux Khosa
District Jaffarabad: Disabled Peoples Association’s President Mr. Imam Bux Khosa said in a Press Conference that the Government has allocated 2% budget to disabled peoples’ quota in government services which is not being utilized by the Education Department of Jaffarabad due to which disabled people are facing difficulty in accessing services reserved for them. They demanded Baluchistan High Court ensures proper utilization of the 2% quota.
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No educational recruitment has taken place in Khuzdar in the past 2 and a half years
District Lasbela: Ex-Education Officer Mr. Abdul Salam Bizenjo said no educational recruitment have taken place in past two and a half years because teachers with 25 years of service are refusing to retire from service. On the other hand NTS candidates who qualify are waiting to be recruited which shows the decline of the education system in Balochistan.
Student organizations protest against irregularities in Balochistan University
District Quetta: Student organizations are protesting against the irregularities in Balochistan University. They said the grants HEC and CM Balochistan provided to Balochistan University for educational and infrastructural development have been inappropriately consumed. Corruption, nepotism, admission bungles and administrative mismanagement have ruined the soft image and functioning of the Balochistan University. The university’s VC and administration have failed to resolve the students issues. They demanded the government investigate the scams of that have brought the university to this point.
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Workers School Dalbandin’s staff faces difficulties due to delay in salaries
District Dalbandin: Workers School Dalbandin’s staff has not received their salaries. They said the Chief Secretary for the Finance Department has been dragging the matter on for the past six years. The staff has asked high officials to resolve the matter immediately.
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Modification in the NTS result lists is condemnable: Asmatullah
District Quetta: Provincial Convener of JUI Nazriyati Mr. Asmatullah and others condemned the modification of NTS merit lists by influential politicians who pressurized the EDO and DDEO into it. They demanded the Secretary Education and Chief Secretary appoint a permanent DEO for District Qilla Abdullah and take urgent action against the modification of NTS merit lists.
Fees delayed; principal tortures female student
District Bahawalnagar: Qaisar Amin, the principal of the Science College in Haroonabad tortured a female student of Grade 10 over a delay in the payment of school fees. She was unconscious when she was admitted to the hospital. Her parents have appealed to the CM and district authorities to take action against the said principal.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.8
School main gate blocked by a cattle belonging to influential persons
District Rahim Yar Khan: The main gate of the Government Primary School Thaheemabad, Khanpur has been blocked by cattle that belongs to influential people. The female students and teacher have faced trouble accessing the school and have asked for the cattle to be removed from their route.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.14
Female teacher’s death attributed to Deputy Secretary’s refusal to grant her leave
District Muzaffargarh: The District President of the Punjab Teachers Union has criticized the dictatorial policies of Deputy Secretary for Education Abdul Jabbar Shaheen and attributed a female teacher’s death to the Secretary’s refusal to grant her leave. The teachers’ body has decided to file a writ in the High Court against the Deputy Secretary and other responsible people.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.7
Teachers absenteeism will not be tolerated
District Rajanpur: Mr. Mumtaz Hussain Rajput DDEO Jampur visited several schools, appreciated some schools for the full attendance of students and teachers they boasted while stating teachers absenteeism will not be tolerated.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.10
Parents complain their children forced to clean their schools
District Rahim Yar Khan: The parents of students at the Government Primary School Basti Qazi Ghulam Rasul have complained that their children are forced to clean the school including the toilets. They have appealed to the DCO Rahim Yar Khan to take action.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.11
No action against goons that attacked Islamia University
District Rahim Yar Khan: Four days ago two groups of students clashed at the Liaquat Campus of the Islamia University Rahim Yar Khan. Supporters of one group attacked their opponents and threatened the Campus Director of dire consequences and disappeared. The University Management reported the incident to the police who deferred action on the instructions of influential politicians.
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Engineering branch set up in Bio-medical Department
Jamshoro: The Vice Chancellor of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Dr. Muhammad Aslam Uqeli inaugurated an engineering branch in the Bio-medical Department of the University. He expressed pride for the University on the occasion, stating EMBS is part of the world’s society and the establishment of this new branch is a milestone for the University.
Primary school building near to collapse
District Ghotki: The building of the Government Primary School in Village Long Kato near Sultan Pur is completely damaged and rubble is falling from the structure. The building is near collapse. The head master of the school told media personnel that most of the students have stopped attending school fearing for their safety. The villagers have asked the Sindh Education Minister to take notice and fix the building.
Headmaster’s absence makes school non-functional
District Khairpur Mir: The Government Primary School in village Samo Channa has been closed for many days due to the inattention of the headmaster. Students turn up to school but are forced to go back home because their teachers are absent. Residents of the village have protested and said they had informed the SDO about the situation but no action has been taken.
Students of Workers Welfare Board’s schools deprived of books and uniforms
Hyderabad: The future of about 23,000 students is on the verge of devastation owing to the carelessness and noncompliance of the officers of Sindh’s Workers Welfare Board. The 24 schools that operate under the welfare board all over Sindh are facing an acute shortage of basic facilities. Students have been deprived of uniforms, text books and other necessary facilities. Their parents have asked the Sindh government to take notice of the dire state of the schools under Workers Welfare Board and provide these basics to the students.
Larkana and Sukkur Education Board’s chairmen disobeyed court decisions
District Larkana: The Chairman Larkana Education Board Mr. Muhammad Dadu Memon and Sukkur Education Board Chairman Mr. Ghulam Mujtaba Shah were deputed on the OPS, but despite the Supreme Court’s decision, they have continued serving in their respective boards; whereas the court has issued its final verdict. The court issued orders to Chief Minister Sindh to revert all officers who are working in other departments on detailment.
Teachers protested against college principal
District Nawabshah: The teachers of Government Degree College Nawabshah protested the abusive attitude of their principal toward them. They boycotted classes and demanded his immediate removal from his position.