Rs25m for providing furniture to Lakki schools
The provincial government will spend Rs 25 million on provision of furniture to the public sector schools in the district. This was stated by District Education Officer (DEO) Haziqur Rehman during a surprise inspection visit to Government High School.
Lack of facilities in schools of Sudham
Sudham has been blessed with rich natural and human resources. However it is underdeveloped because of negligence of leaders. One of the striking issues is that there is lack of facilities in various schools of Sudham.
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Reservations against NTS exam for 5th Graders
A high level official of Education Department has expressed his reservations against the new policy of conducting annual exam of 5th graders through NTS. 320,000 students of Grade 5 will appear in annual exams to be held from March 7, 2016 under the supervision of NTS. The officer has said that with this practice students will be deprived of descriptive writing skills.
Private Schools Regulatory Bill
KP Government will send the Private Schools Regulatory Bill to CM KP within few days after getting it approved. Like other provinces, parents had gone to streets in KP too. They expressed their reservations against quality of education, and arbitrary fees hikes in the private school chains.
Special focus on teachers training
Muhammad Atif Khan, KP’s Minister for Education, has said that in order to taper the intrinsic potential of education sector reforms, the KP government is rendering special focus upon the training of teachers.
10,000 students to get admission in US under “Knowledge Corridor”: Minister
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader and Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United States on “Knowledge Corridor” to provide an opportunity to 10,000 Pakistani students to seek admissions in US universities.
Future of students at Dentistry Department of BKMC at stake
The cold-shouldered response of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and the alleged negative role being played by some vested elements has put the future of students of the Dentistry Department of the Bacha Khan Medical College (BKMC) at stake.
Merit should be observed in Women University Bagh, says Sardar Saleem
Leaders of Action Committee South Bagh have said that the Women University Bagh is a state institute. It is not the property of some individual. Merit should be observed in the university while making new recruitment. On the other hand, Sardar Khursheed has given a statement in the favor of VC Women University Bagh and has declared that VC is very honest head of the institute.
Vice Chancellors meeting in BIUTEMS
Vice Chancellor BIUTEMS, Engineer Farooq Ahmed Bazai headed a meeting of All Balochistan Vice Chancellors Committee yesterday. It was unanimously agreed that the grants of universities should be increased for promoting education.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-07-2016/Quetta/page2.asp
720 vacant posts in Islamabad’s schools
It has been revealed that 720 posts are vacant in 422 government schools of Islamabad. 10 posts of principals and 21 posts of vice principals are also included in that list.
CADD unable to establish Curriculum Wing
Even after one year, Ministry of CADD has not been able to make curriculum wing. It had to be established in the wake of 18th Amendment and Free and Quality Education Act 2012. However, 422 schools under CADD are operating without the curriculum wing. The purpose of curriculum wing is syllabus reforms.
Govt to educate every child of country: Baligh
Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Engineer Muhammad Baligh Ur Rahman Wednesday said that the provision of education to each and every child of the country was responsibility of the federal government and provinces.
Work under process to introduce educational reforms: President
President Mamnoon Hussain stressing the need of betterment of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on Wednesday said the government in this respect would soon introduce new laws, that will bring about positive results.
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OPF running 24 educational institutions
Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) is running 24 educational institutions for provision of quality education to children of Overseas Pakistanis and general public.
Daily Wagers’ Protest
The protest of daily wagers working in Federal Directorate of Education’s schools continued yesterday too. They have been on the roads for last fifty days. But Ministry of CADD is unmoved and has not taken any step to address their issues of non-payment of salaries and non-regularization of service.
Grant of scholarships to Institute of Management Sciences
13 need-based scholarships of worth Rs. 55 lac have been granted to the students of Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar under USAID Need-Based Scholarship Program.
The grade division anomaly In HEC’s scholarship system
The variation between the pre-arranged percentage in old and new grading systems causes discrimination, as the students with low percentage of marks are eligible to apply for local scholarships under the old division system, but the students having high percentage according to the new grading system are not eligible to apply.
AIOU arranges paintings exhibition
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) on Wednesday arranged first-ever a three-day art and photographic exhibition at its main campus to showcase the best creative work by the University’s artists. It was inaugurated by the renowned literary figure and Chairman Pakistan Television, Atta-ul-Haq Qasmi, who highly appreciated the artists’ talents.
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US Cultural Affairs Attache visits NUML
Country Cultural Affairs attache United States Embassy, Islamabad Dr. Daniel S. Mattern visited National University of Modern Languages (NUML) on Wednesday. He discussed topics of mutual interests with Rector NUML Major General (R) Zia Ud Din Najam.
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PEF decides to end partnerships with government servants
Punjab Education Foundation has decided to end partnership deeds with those partners who are running schools under partnership with PEF and are simultaneously working in a government or a semi-government department. Such partners can transfer the ownership of partnership to their close relatives.
Distribution of free books to girls
Human Hope Care Welfare Foundation distributed books of worth Rs. 50,000 to the children of Dar ul Noor School. It was also announced that the foundation will take care of medical facilities of the school and will also bear the academic expenditure of 10 children.
Non-Salary Budget for schools
Rs. 1.29 billion have been allocated as the non-salary budget for government schools. The funds will be dispersed in three different phases.
Juvenile delinquents getting education to become responsible citizens
Under Juvenile Justice System as many as 45 juvenile delinquents are being imparted modern education in Jail Camp which is fruitful to make them responsible citizens,” Superintendent Camp Jail Lahore Shahram Tauqeer Khan expressed these views while talking to Pakistan Observer.
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Constant Vigilance: School told to display anti-terror material on campuses
The Schools Education Department (SED) has issued directives to District Education Officers to put up material discussing anti-terrorism efforts, tolerance and co-existence in all schools of the province.
IS threat leaflets found in girls school
The administration of a girls high school in Dinga town have found some leaflets carrying a school closure warning from the militant Islamic State group.
Results of Intermediate Supplementary Exam
The results for supplementary exams of Intermediate will be announced on January 12, 2016.
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UOG students try their luck for ‘Business Event’
Students of the University of Gujrat (UoG) are vying for a slot at the newly set up Business Incubation Centre (BIC) through the Business Competition Plan.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1231277
NAB starts inquiry into BZU professor’s case
The National Accountability Bureau’s regional office has issued notices to a Bahauddin Zakariya University professor facing allegations of irregularities in hiring, possessing a fake PhD degree, making illegal assets and his illegal appointment as professor.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1231272
4th Convocation of University of Education
4th Convocation of University of Education Lahore will be held on January 11, 2016 in Expo Center Johar Town Lahore. Governor Punjab Rafiq Rajwana will head the proceedings. A large congregation of academicians will also be present in the event along with students.
Award of PhD degrees in PU
Punjab University has awarded PhD degrees to Sara Rizvi, Zahid Yaseen and Madrar Ullah in Sociology, Political Science and Library Sciences.
Announcement of Results in PU
Punjab University has announced the results for Masters programs in Arabic, History, Physical Education, Botany and Applied Psychology.
Blue-eyed candidates being called for interviews for VC Posts
The search committee for appointing Vice Chancellors has started calling their favorite candidates through telephonic calls. Whereas, the SOPs demand that written intimation letters should be sent. The advertisement for Vice Chancellors post was also published in New York Times. As a result, foreign candidates had also applied. But they have not been intimated as yet.
Violence with Grade 2 girl – school to be sealed
A grade 2 girl became victim of violence from the principal of her private school Hassan Tayyab Academy. The incident had taken place on September 17, 2015. DG Private Institutions, Dr. Mansoob Hassan Siddiqui has taken notice of the issue and has constituted an inquiry committee to probe the matter. He has also assured that since the school is unregistered, it will be closed as per the rules and regulations.
SEF, GCT to establish 19 schools in rural Sindh
Green Crescent Trust (GCT) and Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) have signed an agreement for the establishment of 19 schools in rural Sindh. According to statement, SEF Director Programmes Rafique Mustafa and Green Crescent Trust CEO Zahid Saeed have signed the agreement for setting up more than 19 schools in Karachi and remote areas of Sindh.
Protest by teachers and students
Teachers and students of APWA Girls College Karimabad staged a protest yesterday in front of their college. The reason of protest was a water ditch formed in front of the main gate. Protestors said that they had to face lot of difficulty while entering the college because of that marsh.
Teachers end their hunger strike
After successful dialogue with Sindh’s Education Minister, Nisar Khuro, the teachers who had started hunger strike led by PTI (a teachers union), have agreed to end their strike. They ended the strike after assurance from the minster that their issues would be addressed.
Education Department hopes to recover funds spent on salaries for ghost teachers
The Sindh Education Department has decided to recover the funds disbursed in salaries to ghost teachers using its biometric attendance system.
Shortage of teachers in colleges
There is severe shortage of Physics, Botany and Urdu lecturers in government colleges. 150 candidates had passed the Commission’s exam one year back. But they have not been given appointment letters by the Education department.
Corruption in Education Department
A new graft scandal has been revealed in the recent Public Accounts Committee meeting. According to the details, the Rs.15 crore grant received from Canada has been misappropriated. The training was given in 2007. But the books and training material was published in 2008. Rs.2,700,000 were used for that purpose according to the records.
KU issues the admissions list on special seats
Prof. Dr. Khali Iraqi, Director Admissions Committee of Karachi University, has issued the list for admissions on special seats. It has also been learnt that the fourth international conference to be held by Chemistry department will begin from tomorrow.
KU excluded from the National Consortium of Social Sciences
Higher Education Commission has excluded Karachi University from National Consortium of Social Sciences. Only seven universities have been included in the Consortium. HEC should include all the stakeholders and devise a national education policy for social sciences. These views were expressed by Dr. Moonas Ahmar while addressing a two day conference held in KU on the theme of ‘Modern Era and Social Sciences’.
SSUET terms technically skilled population an asset for a country
Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) Chancellor and Aligarh Institute of Technology (AIT) Managing Committee Chairman Jawaid Anwar has said that the technical education is vital for the growth of any country.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=284808
Q&As on Academic Career By Syed Azhar Husnain Abidi
Q: I have done BSc Hons. in Electronics and now working in a marketing department. My nature of job is entirely different from my qualification. I want to study further. Which degree should I pursue?
Ans: You should do Masters in Management and adopt Industry management or Technology management. In this way your career can be effectively steered towards management jobs.
Examination issues of blind students By Yumna Ikram
I would like to draw the attention of concerned authorities towards the problems faced by the blind students while attempting their examination papers. There are number of people in our country who are totally or partially visually impaired. Hence many of them study in schools and colleges.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=284863
Girls Education By Cesar Chelala
Inequality and unequal access to education holds millions of girls and women back across the world. While the ‘gender gap’ in education has narrowed over the past decade, girls are still at a disadvantage, particularly in getting access to high school education. And women still constitute two-thirds of the world’s illiterate population.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/87076-Girls-education
Letters to the Editor
Grooming is also Important
It is a famous saying that one can buy an expensive building, can get a degree from a costly university. But one can’t buy good character because good moral values are inherited through family and environment.
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HEC office in Balochistan
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is the only organisation with the authority to verify educational degrees before a student can apply for a job or go aboard for higher education. There is not one HEC office in Balochistan and students have to travel 40 to 50 hours to the office in Islamabad. An HEC office in Balochistan is very much needed as many students in the province are becoming discouraged from seeking higher education due to this reason.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1023007/hec-office-in-balochistan/
Independent policy of colleges is not acceptable: Professor Fayaz
Peshawar: The Provincial President of Professor Association, Mr. S.M. Fayyaz, has opined that colleges must work under Government attorney, rejecting the independent policy of the colleges.
Decision made to take annual examination of 5th class under through a private firm
Lower Dir: The Education Department Lower Dir has decided for the first time, to take 5th class annual examination through a private firm. 170,300 students would be participating in the examination at 147 examination centers.
Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx
Professor found to have bogus degree
Peshawar: It was revealed that degree of an Assistant Professor of Bacha Khan University Charsadda has been found fake. F.I.R has been lodged to arrest him.
Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/
D.E.O directs teachers to assign homework to children on a daily basis
Pabbi: The SDEO, Nowshera, Mr. Abdul Malik said in a surprise visit to Government Primary School No.1, while giving instructions to the teachers, to assign homework to students on a daily basis.
Government focusing on teaching skills of teachers to get desired results: Atif Khan
Peshawar: The Provincial Minister for Education, Mr. Muhammad Atif Khan has said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government was focusing on enhancing teaching skills of teachers to get the desired results of the educational reforms initiated by the PTI led government in the province.
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Electricity wire a threat for female students
Peshawar: A 11,000 volts electricity wire is connected too near to a school building, which is considered to be dangerous for the girls studying at Beri Bagh Government Girls Primary school.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 3
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Institutions of girls education needs more attention: DEO Female Khuzdar
Khuzdar: The District Education Officer Female, Khuzdar, Ms. Farida Malik Umrani shared that institution of girls' education needs more attention. The lack of interest of parents is very disappointing.
Females students must support our struggle: Samina Saeed
Quetta: The Provincial President, Jamat-e-Islami, Samina Saeed shared that female students must support JI, to bring reforms in the society.
40 employees of Khuzdar Engineering University deposed
District Khuzdar: The deposed employees, of Khuzdar Engineering University, demanded their restoration during a press conference. They claimed that they were deposed on baseless reasons.
Punjab Government decides to privatize 53,000 schools
District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab Government has decided to hand over 53000 government schools to the private sector. In the first phase, a 1000 school,s and in the second phase, 5000 schools will be handed over to the private sector and PEF will pay Rs.550/- per student to the new management of the schools. This is being done due to the poor performance of the government schools.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 09
Education Department clerk getting bribe from female teachers
District Rahim Yar Khan: The female teachers of Government Elementary School Ghoka have protested against Mr. Mohammed Ashraf, a clerk at Education Office (Female), for receiving bribe of Rs.65,000 from them with the promise to transfer their salaries online.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 07
SHO tells schools to improve school security
District Dera Ghazi Khan: Mr. Azhar Hussain, SHO, and Police Station Wohva held a meeting at the police station, informing the heads of schools to ensure security of their schools and inspect the classrooms, before the students enter the classrooms.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 02
Students without seats in schools
District Multan: The students of Government Boys High School Colony Textile Mills Ismailabad are without seats or any furniture to sit on and instead have to sit on the ground, in cold weather. This exposes the high claims of the government about Parha Likha Punjab.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-07/page-08
CM signs summary for confirmation of educators
District Rajanpur: The Chief Minister has signed a summary to regularize 3000 educators who were recruited in 2012. Abdul Jabbar Shaheen, Secretary Education has asked EDOs to submit lists of educators in this regard.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 08
Pakistan Studies to be eliminated from syllabus
District Rajanpur: Mr. Malik Arshad Ahmed, EDO Rajanpur paid a snap visit to the several schools and told the staff that only Urdu, English, Math and Science will be taught at schools and Pakistan Studies will be eliminated from the syllabus. The religious sectors have reacted to this move as anti-Pakistan and said it is an effort to keep the new generations ignorant of their past history.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 08
Teachers conclude protest after talks with Education Minister
Karachi: The Secretary Education, Mr. Fazallulah Pechuho, has demanded from the primary teachers to appear in a test, only after which their demands will be accepted. To reduce the conflict, the Minister for Education, Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro visited the teacher’s camp, while ensuring them to have talks on coming Tuesday.
Corruption in Education Department
Karachi: The Secretary Education has declared, during a meeting of Public Accounts Committee, Sindh Assembly, that corruption of Rs.15 crore has been exposed in SEEDA, a funding project of Government of Canada, and 30,000 illegal appointments in the time of former Education Minister, Mr. Pir Mazhar.
Girls schools turned to sitting places of local influential
District Jamshoro: More than 18 girls schools of Manjhand, have been turned into sitting places and storage houses of local landlords, due to absence of Taluka Education Officer, Female Manjhand. The teachers are now unwilling to attend classes.
College side employees protest over nonpayment of salary
District Sukkur: The employees of college side, Sukkur Region, continued their protest strike, against the stoppage of salary.
Middle school construction work left incomplete
District Nawabshah: Residents of village Ranooti, protested against the incompletion of construction work of Government Middle School, alleging the contractor of leaving the work incomplete.
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Girls high school running without headmistress
District Sukkur: The education of more than 400 girls is affected due to absence of headmistress of the Government Girls High School, village Kandhra. There is also an acute shortage of basic facilities such as a science laboratory, drinking water and washrooms.
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Demand for bribery from teachers
District Matiari: The female teachers, along with lower staff, have alleged that staff of District Officer Education demands for bribery, for verification of their biometric attendance.
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150 Commission Pass College lecturers could not be appointed
Karachi: About 150 Commission Pass College lecturers are still waiting to be appointed in different colleges, due to carelessness of Sindh Education Department.
Teachers continue protest over nonpayment of salary
District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre continue protest strike, against stoppage of salary, for the last 38 months.