7th February 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

 

K-P to jail parents for children’s truancy
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government will hire women teachers in primary schools for both boys and girls because they are more capable than their male counterparts, provincial Information Minister Mushtaq Ghani said at a press conference at the Peshawar Press Clun on Monday.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201702070001&EN_ID=11201702070001&EMID=11201702070003 
http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-02-07/page-1/detail-21

 

Education compulsory in K-P upto secondary level

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) led K-P government Monday announced to make primary education compulsory for children between 5 to 16 years.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201702/07/back.php

 

Govt approves co-education in primary schools

The Khyber Paktunkhwa cabinet on Monday made a landmark decision to introduce coeducation at the primary level in the province and declared that only women teachers would be appointed to primary schools in future.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=07_02_2017_007_005

 

GB/FATA/AJK

 

Upgradation of school sought in Mohmand’s remote hamlet

Score of girl students in Shaheed Banda are of Pandiali tehsil here have quit pursuing further education after fifth grade as there is no middle or high school in the area.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=07_02_2017_183_002

 

Federal

 

Senate for taking steps to control drugs in educational institutions

The Senate Standing Committee on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination on Monday asked the departments concerned to take steps to control use of drugs in educational institutions of the Federal Capital.
Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201702/07/national.php

 

Federal education board is going to teach students how to attempt exam papers: Dr Akram Malik

Federal education board has prepared a plan to introduce new marking methods.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-02-07/page-3

 

Man arrested for running travel agency inside school, 26 passports found

FIA raided a school in Khana and arrested a man in the case of human smuggling.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-07-2017/pindi/pic.asp?picname=02_02.gif

 

Punjab

 

28 billion rupees approved for Punjab School education program’s improvement schemes

Punjab government has approved 28 billion rupees for Punjab Education Program’s improvement schemes. These include directing funds towards improving school’s infrastructure, establishing IT labs in High and Higher Secondary schools and establishing more classrooms.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-07-2017/pindi/pic.asp?picname=412.gif

 

Government school’s headmaster punished over harassing female teachers

Provincial Ombudsperson Punjab, Farkhanda Waseem Afzal has punished a government school’s headmaster due to complaints given by 3 female teachers.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104017925&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20170207

 

Sindh

 

Sindh to have its own curriculum authority: education minister

Provincial Minister for Education and Literacy Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar said the government was considering setting up a provincial curriculum authority.

Taken for quality teacher training and modifying the curriculum according to modern needs, the decision was spoken of during Dahar’s meeting with founder of Zindagi Trust, Shehzad Roy, on Monday.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/184444-Sindh-to-have-its-own-curriculum-authority-education-minister 
https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201702070274&EN_ID=11201702070087&EMID=11201702070044 
http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201702/07/national2.php

 

Primary teachers unhappy with violation of transfer criteria

Hundreds of primary teachers are protesting in Sukkur against their transfers to far-flung rural areas by the administration.
Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201702070284&EN_ID=11201702070090&EMID=11201702070045

 

Due to lack of facilities, Department of Education’s lower staff stages protest

Department of Education’s lower staff stages protest in front of Press Club for their needs not being met.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2017-02-07/page-12

 

Teachers to stage protest outside Chief Minister House

Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) will hold a general body meeting on February 15 at DJ Science College and will march towards the CM House, announced the central president of SPLA, Ferozuddin Siddiqui on Monday.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201702070285&EN_ID=11201702070091&EMID=11201702070045

 

 

Editorials/Op-eds

 

Plan for education and drug testing laboratory

http://e.jang.com.pk/02-07-2017/karachi/pic.asp?picname=263351

 

Letters to the Editor

 

Respected teacher or a government employee?

http://e.jang.com.pk/02-07-2017/karachi/pic.asp?picname=263238