August 27 2014

Special children: Rs800 million for special education

Provincial Minister for Special Education Asif Saeed Manais said on Tuesday that the government had allocated Rs800 million in the budget for the welfare of special children. He was presiding over a high-level meeting held at the Education Department. Special Education Director Faazil Cheema and Deputy Director Shahid Abbas attended the meeting. The meeting reviewed future department projects. Special Education Secretary Ambreen Raza gave a detailed briefing about construction and repair of buildings and up-grade of schools. The minister said that the government was taking all possible steps for the rehabilitation of special children.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/754160/special-children-rs800-million-for-special-education/

 

School set on fire in Panjgur

A private school was set on fire in Panjgur town on Tuesday, reducing furniture, books and other items to ashes. Armed men entered the Oasis School and torched the principal’s office and staff room, police said, adding that the attackers managed to escape. A day earlier, men on motorcycles had opened fire on a private school van in Panjgur. It may be mentioned that an organization, Al Furqan Islam, had earlier threatened the managements of private schools of dire consequences if they kept their institutions open, resulting in the closure of schools for three months. The schools reopened recently after Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch promised providing security to them.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1128071/school-set-on-fire-in-panjgur

 

Corporal punishment: Student accuses invigilator of breaking his leg

Dragged by the hair and tossed onto a desk, the corporal punishment suffered by seventh grader Mohsin Iftikhar left him with a broken leg. The schoolboy told the police he decided to discuss the previous lesson with a class fellow on Monday when the teacher was late. That is when the proctor, Yunas, came in and started beating him for making noise, he added. Mohsin lodged an FIR at the police post in Ayub Medical Complex, alleging that the proctor’s assault caused the injury. He also said the school administration did not provide him with transport to the hospital. The police registered a criminal case against Yunas, who remains at large, under Section 324 of the PPC.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/753993/corporal-punishment-student-accuses-invigilator-of-breaking-his-leg/

 

$155m US-funded education programme fails to achieve its goals

A $155 million programme, financed by the United States’ (US) taxpayers, to improve dilapidated infrastructure of schools and increase literacy in Sindh has so far failed to achieve its targets. An audit of the US-funded Sindh Basic Education Programme by the US Office of Inspector-General (OIG) revealed that the $155 million – Rs15.5 billion – programme is not making any headway. The five-year programme was aimed at increasing and sustaining enrolment rate in primary, middle and secondary schools in targeted areas of Upper Sindh. The funding was committed out of a $7.5-billion five-year civilian assistance package under the Kerry-Lugar Bill. The Sindh school programme, which is in its second year of implementation, also aims to construct and improve 120 schools in flood-affected areas, improvement of early-grade reading in primary schools and community mobilisation.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/752355/a-comedy-of-errors-155m-us-funded-education-programme-fails-to-achieve-its-goals/

 

Exam boards to revise scheme for Matric

In a major development all the nine Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISEs) of Punjab are set to revise Scheme of Studies for Secondary School Certificate (Matriculation) Examinations under which 1,100 total marks for matriculation will be brought down to a total of 1050 marks, it is learnt. Sources said on the pressing demands of other provinces where total marks for matriculation are 1,050, the issue will be placed in the upcoming meeting of Inter Boards Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) to be hosted by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa next month.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-269360-Exam-boards-to-revise-scheme-for-Matric

 

Class-XI students suffer due to delayed admission

The students of class-XI is likely to suffer badly due to late admissions in colleges this year, it is reliably learnt. As per reports, the Sindh Education Department has introduced reforms in the Centralized Admission Policy (CAP) and decided to award admission to students willing to get enroll in the public sector colleges and higher secondary schools for higher secondary level education. However, the provincial government has later announced that the placement forms would be available in colleges when many students has failed to open the website of CAP due to huge traffic. With this, the government has extended the date of submission of forms.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=250855

 

Pakistan helps young IDPs continue schooling

Pakistani youth displaced by Operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan will not have to miss any school, officials say. "All the school- and college-going internally displaced persons [IDPs] will be admitted to local schools in Bannu and other districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa [KP]," Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Disaster Management Authority Director General Abid Majeed told Central Asia Online. Almost 1m IDPs are temporarily residing in various parts of KP after the army began its offensive in North Waziristan in June, media reports suggest. Initially, observers expressed concern that tens of thousands of children and youth would languish with nothing to do after fleeing their homes. But authorities are working to provide the health and education facilities they need, Majeed said.

Complete Story: http://centralasiaonline.com/en_GB/articles/caii/features/pakistan/main/2014/08/26/feature-01

 

Rs 800m allocated for welfare of special children

Provincial Minister for Special Education Asif Saeed Manhais has said that government has allocated 800 million rupees in the budget of current financial year for the welfare of the special children. He said this while presiding over a high level meeting held at the Secretariat of Education Department here Tuesday. Director Special Education Faazil Cheema, Deputy Director Shahid Abbas and other officers attended the meeting. The meeting reviewed in detail 5-year departmental schemes. These schemes included constructios n and repair of buildings and up-gradation of schools. Provincial Minister said that government is taking all possible steps for the rehabilitation of special children so that they could discharge their responsibilities themselves instead of becoming burden on the society.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=250862

 

Readjustment of 287 teachers-against posting appeals

After withdrawing the transfer orders of 287 schoolteachers, Rawalpindi Education Department re-adjusted them on the available seats on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-27-2014/Pindi/page2.asp

 

A private school was set on fire in Panjgur town

Armed men entered the Oasis School and torched the principal’s office and staff room, police said, adding that the attackers managed to escape.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-27-2014/Quetta/page2.asp

 

Steps should be taken for actualization of Emergency education-HSF

Despite the continuous indication of issues of education institutions in Hazara town- steps has not been taken yet

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-27-2014/Quetta/page2.asp

 

Education destroyed in Jamia e Balochistan

Education system has destroyed in Jamia e Balochistan- Pashtun Student  Federation

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-27-2014/Quetta/page2.asp

 

Suspension due to Funds

Suspension of constructive project of Cadet College in Noshki- Funds could be given by Chief Minister  

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-27-2014/Quetta/page8.asp

 

Clashes on Policies

A report of  clashes between Provisional Minister and education Secretory on online admission policies is floating in the education department.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-27-2014/Karachi/page13.asp

 

SLS students attend iLearn YES programme

Two students of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School were recently given a warm welcome when they returned after being in the United States for a year under iLearn’s Youth Exchange and Study (YES) programme. Mehreen Tahir, 16, and Kaiynat Masood, 15, spent their last one year in Indiana and Texas respectively. The Managing Director of SLS School, Mrs. Asiya Talha, met with the girls to learn about their experience and present them with certificates of achievement for their accomplishments in the US. Mrs. Talha said that the girls had gone as cultural ambassadors of Pakistan and come back with a world view of what being a global family is all about.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-269383-SLS-students-attend-iLearn-YES-programme

 

Education dept withdraws transfer of 287 teachers

A senior officer of the education department said over 700 teachers had filed applications against their recent transfers, claiming that they were facing difficulties reaching their newly assigned schools due to various reasons. “After reviewing all the applications, we found 287 cases that were fit for re-adjustment. These teachers, particularly women, were facing problems in reaching the schools,” the officer said and added that all those teachers who were transferred under relocation policy have been directed to perform their duties with full dedication; otherwise a strict disciplinary action will be taken against them.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1128061/education-dept-withdraws-transfer-of-287-teachers

 

Displaced students to get free education in Lakki schools

The district education department is prepared to accommodate the displaced students of North Waziristan Agency in the public sector schools, according to an official. He said that thousands of displaced tribal people including men, women and children migrated to the district when army launched operation Zerb-i-Azb against terrorists in North Waziristan. “Among them are schoolchildren and now their parents are worried about their education,” the official said. He added that schools would open on Sept 1 after completion of summer vacations and arrangements were made to impart education to the displaced students.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1128084/displaced-students-to-get-free-education-in-lakki-schools

 

Workshop for teachers at Aiwan

Prof Dr Parveen Khan has said that teachers can bring about a revolution in the society. She expressed these views at the Aiwan-e-Karkunan-i-Tahreek-i-Pakistan during a one-day ideological training workshop for teachers. She said that the youth must be acquainted with the Two-Nation Theory, the aims and objectives, of the establishment of Pakistan and the life and services of the heroes of the Independence Movement. The teachers also visited Pakistan Movement picture gallery at the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust.–Staff Reporter.

Complete Story: http://www.nation.com.pk/lahore/27-Aug-2014/workshop-for-teachers-at-aiwan?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online%2F24hours-news+%28The+Nation+%3A+Latest+News%29

 

Overseas Pakistanis children provided scholarships

Around 359 children of Overseas Pakistanis from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have benefitted under Merit Awards and Needy Scholarship programme launched by Overseas Pakistanis Foundation. The OPF, which has taken many steps for welfare of Overseas Pakistanis during last five years, has announced that Vocational Training Center at Peshawar has been revived last year to impart training to youth from KPK and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and ensured training to 87 students. Moreover, the OPF also provided financial assistance of Rs. 2.85 million to 190 destitute families of Overseas Pakistanis from KPK during the period while free eye medical camps were organized in Overseas Pakistanis concentration areas i.e. Swabi, Haripur, Besham, Swat and Baffa wherein over 7000 patients were treated.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=250827

 

200 students welcomed into English programme of US

“When I heard about a programme that would help me speak and write better English, I immediately raised my hand and volunteered to join,” said Annas Badar, a boy dressed in white kurta and shalwar with a black turban. “I know I don’t fit the description of an English-speaking teenager, but we were asked to come here in casual clothes so I wore what I normally do and felt comfortable in,” he smiled shyly. When asked what he expected from the programme, he just smiled some more and shrugged. Someone joked then that after completing two years of the course the boy will surely lose his turban and have burgers for breakfast, lunch and dinner and Annas laughed at the thought as did the other children seated next to him. “But,” he said, “I will always wish you with a ‘salam’ instead of ‘Hi’, ‘Hello’ or ‘Howdy’!

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1127963/200-students-welcomed-into-english-programme-of-us

 

 

63 students get scholarships

As many as 63 students of the undergraduate programme of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University (SBBWU) were awarded need-based scholarships on Tuesday. The scholarship award ceremony was arranged at the old campus of the university under the aegis of Higher Education Commission’s German-need based scholarship programme for the provincial metropolis. Vice-chancellor Prof Razia Sultana was the chief guest on the occasion who gave away the scholarships to the deserving students. Speaking at the ceremony, she stressed the need for promotion of female education in the province. She said that such initiatives would go a long way in promotion of education among women. She said that financial constraints were one of the main reasons for low literacy rate, especially among women.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1128091/63-students-get-scholarships

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