9th December 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Unified policy for govt, private schools sought

The Private Educational Association Kohat (PEAK) and Private Educational Institutions Management Association (PEIMA), Karak, have asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to make a unified education policy for the government and private schools.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=09_12_2016_182_005

 

Students advised to fallow Pakhtun values

PTI lawmaker Fazal-i-Elahi has urged students to adopt and respect Pakhtun social norms and values. Addressing the annual Pashto day at Khyber Medical College here on Thursday, he said that youth should know about their glorious past.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=09_12_2016_183_005

 

Federal govt spending Rs 300m on promotion of technical education in FATA

The federal government is spending about Rs 300 million on the promotion of technical education in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). FATA Secretariat informed on Thursday that the scheme also include construction of college of Management Sciences and a technical institute in South Waziristan Agency.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-12-09/lahore/8304/54505

 

Vice Chancellor appointment, Higher Education Commission directed by the court to submit a report

Peshawar High Court ordered the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to submit report on illegal appointment of Vice Chancellor at Islamia College Peshawar.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103905072&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20161209

 

Anti-education bills will never be passed from assembly

Provincial Finance Minister Muzaffar Said, said that we will never support any anti-education bill in assembly.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103905193&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20161209

 

Balochistan

 

Educational demands of students are a top priority for the administration

Vice Chancellor of University of Turbat Dr. Abdul Razzaq said that students are the assets of nation. We will take any step to solve the educational problems and demands of students.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-09-2016/Quetta/page2.asp

 

The government is taking special steps for women’s education

Provincial Minister for Livestock Ubaid ullah said that the provincial government is paying special attention towards female education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-09-2016/Quetta/page3.asp

 

Federal

 

NA body directs HEC to audit Urdu, Karachi Universities

A parliamentary panel has directed the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to conduct an academic audit of the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) and the University of Karachi and submit a compliance report to the committee.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=09_12_2016_004_002

 

Reform programme far from complete

A year after the announcement of the Prime Minister’s Education Reform Programme, construction work and setting up Montessori classes has not been done yet in all but 11 schools, even though the establishment of Montessori classes in Public sector schools was a major part of the reforms, other than changes in the infrastructure of the institutions.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=09_12_2016_153_008

 

Chinese envoy’s scholarship for QAU

Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong inaugurated the Chinese Ambassador Scholarship for undergraduate and MPhil Students at the School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR), Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) Vice Chancellor Dr. Javed Ashraf.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=09_12_2016_153_009

 

QAU staff, students stage protest against encroachment

Teachers and students of Quaid-e-Azam University stage a protest outside the press club on Thursday against illegal encroachment and occupation of the varsity’s land.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201612090061&EN_ID=11201612090023&EMID=11201612090010

http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201612/09/islamabad-2.php

 

CCP educates Iqra University students

As part of the Competition Advocacy Academia Drive, the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) held a seminar at the Iqra University to brief students and faculty on various aspects of competition law and policy.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-12-09/lahore/8307/54368

 

NA body rejects varsity request for charter

A legislative body in the National Assembly on Federal Education and Professional Training has rejected the proposed Sir Syed (Centre of Advanced Studies in Engineering) Institute of Technology, Islamabad Bill 2016 as the said institute does not meet the infrastructure criteria laid down by the HEC for the establishment of a full-fledged university.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-12-09/lahore/8321/54328

 

Education crucial for poverty alleviation: Hale

US Ambassador David Hale yesterday said education was crucial to lifting people out of poverty. Speaking at an event sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development’s Gender Equity Program to recognize the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, Ambassador Hale addressed this year’s campaign theme – From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-12-09/page-13/detail-1

 

Week-long 'National Science Fair' concludes

Week-long activities of `National Science Fair’ at Pakistan Museum for Natural History (PMNH) concluded after entertaining and educating youth through display of variety of scientific innovations and informative pavilions.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-12-09/page-14/detail-7

 

NA body directs Urdu University’s management to release teachers’ salaries

National Assembly Standing Committee on Federal Education and Professional Training Thursday directed the Vice Chancellor Federal Urdu University to ensure early release of teachers’ salaries.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201612/09/national.php

 

Poor results in competitive exams should ring alarm bells: Mamnoon

Different quarters have expressed concerns over poor results of this year’s CSS exams and President Mamnoon Hussain, who always raises important issues in his speeches, also articulated his concerns in this regard while addressing the one day national conference on Elements of National Power organised by Ministry of Planning and Development and Higher Education Commission here on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201612/09/islamabad-1.php

 

Punjab

 

Discussion on self-actualisation

The Government College University (GCU) Lahore organised a panel discussion on ‘Self-actuallisation and Authenticity’ in connection with the World Philosophy Day.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201612090037&EN_ID=11201612090014&EMID=11201612090006

 

FA,FSc examination: Students get cash prizes for securing over 90% marks

The district welfare fund department distributed cash prizes among the children of government officials for securing more than 90% marks in FA and FSc examinations on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1257894/fa-fsc-examination-students-get-cash-prizes-securing-90-marks/

 

FJWU students get laptops

The laptop distribution under the Prime Minister's Youth Initiative Programme was held here at the Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU).

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-12-09/lahore/8321/54329

 

Schoolchildren on LWMC cleanliness drive

A large number of schoolchildren yesterday joined an awareness drive of Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC), an organization responsible for provision of sanitation facilities in the city.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-12-09/page-14/detail-9

 

TEVTA promoting Chinese language

Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) with the collaboration of Jinan University China will promote Chinese language and other vocational training courses in its Institutes.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/tevta-promoting-chinese-language/

 

Danish Schools are providing quality education to poor people

Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif formed a committee to review and increase the quota of FATA students in Danish schools.

Complete Story: https://www.dailyjinnah.com/punjab/main.php?action=epaper&id=main&page=1&dt=09-12-2016

 

Sindh

 

USAID official visits projects in northern Sindh

USAID deputy mission director Denise Herbol visited various projects funded by her organization in Sukkur, Khairpur and Jacobabad during her two day trip to northern areas of Sindh, says a press release on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=09_12_2016_119_003

 

Govt. told to appoint permanent registrar for Benazir varsity

A division bench of the Sindh High Court, Larkana circuit, has directed the provincial government to appoint a permanent registrar for Shaheed Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) as per law within a period of two months.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=09_12_2016_119_006

 

Sindh University’s art and design research programme comes under fire

Research studies in the subjects of arts and design at Sindh University (SU) have come under judicial scrutiny. A teacher at SU’s institute of art and design has challenged, in the Singh High Court, the legality of the research programmes being offered at the institute.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201612090007&EN_ID=11201612090003&EMID=11201612090002

 

Education Dept defying CM’s orders to appoint 1,080 head teachers

The Sindh's schools education department seems reluctant to ensure the implementation of the orders of Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah regarding appointment of at least 1,080 qualified candidates for the posts of headmasters and headmistresses.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-12-09/lahore/8306/54301

 

Chinese language institutes popping up

With the onset of mega projects under the umbrella of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the growing need to communicate with the Chinese visitors to Pakistan, the students of Pakistan's mega city, Karachi, are showing great interest in learning Chinese, a language comprised of many regional variants of China.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-12-09/lahore/8306/54303

 

Hyderabad girls lead in CEAD admission test results  

Girls from Hyderabad have clinched the top positions in the entry-test results for admissions into the session 2017of the Centre of Excellence in Art and Design (CEAD), Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro. 

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-12-09/lahore/8307/54361

 

All private schools bound to teach Sindhi, Quran: Minister

Provincial Minister for Education and Literacy Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar said on Thursday that all private schools were bound to teach Sindhi language, nazra Quran and Islamiat.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-12-09/page-13/detail-5

http://pakobserver.net/teaching-of-sindhi-language-nazra-quran-compulsory-in-private-schools-dahar/

 

Islamabad based journalists visit IBA Campus

A group of 18 journalists covering the Education beat in Islamabad-based newspapers and television channels, accompanied by Director Media, Higher Education Commission (HEC) Mrs. Ayesha Ikram visited IBA Karachi, City Campus.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201612/09/karachi.php

 

Editiorial/Oped

 

What should a modern university look like?

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Letters to the Editor

 

Poor education?

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