December 10, 2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhua

 

Shangla girls lack schools, teachers

ALPURI: Shortage of schools and teachers coupled with abject poverty have emerged as major hurdles to the girls’ education in Shangla.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1149915/shangla-girls-lack-schools-teachers

 

Islamisation of schoolbooks in KP sparks debate

As teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai prepares to receive her Nobel Peace Prize, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa — her hometown — is pushing for Islamic content in school textbooks that critics claim promotes violent jihad.

The challenge is enormous: some 25 million children aged from five to 16 in Pakistan are out of school, 14 million of them girls, according to education campaign group Alif Ailaan.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1149956/islamisation-of-schoolbooks-in-kp-sparks-debate

 

FEF girls college asked to vacate building

KOHAT: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has put at stake the future of hundreds of girl students of a college being run under the aegis of Frontier Education Foundation (FEF) by serving a notice on its administration to vacate the building.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1149920/fef-girls-college-asked-to-vacate-building

 

The sidelined hero: Malala: revered worldwide, ignored by K-P’s lawmakers

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel laureate, will accept the coveted peace prize on Wednesday (today). However, the legislative assembly of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), her home province, is yet to honour the illustrious education activist from Swat despite a joint resolution being submitted in the house.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/804299/the-sidelined-hero-malala-revered-worldwide-ignored-by-k-ps-lawmakers/

 

Malala, Satyarthi want Pakistan, India to become ‘bhai-bhai’

OSLO - The youngest-ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai, said in Oslo on Tuesday that winning the prize is not the burden that some warned it might be. Rather, she said, it provides strength, and her co-winner, Kailash Satyarthi of India, agreed.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-10/page-12/detail-4

 

44 students arrested for firing

Around 44 students of the Government Postgraduate College were arrested for firing at a police party and creating law and order situation when two groups of students clashed, police sources said on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-289298-Briefs

 

FATA/AJK/GB

 

New educational policy

Mian Abdul Waheed said that new educational policy will bring positive results, the uniform syllabus is our target.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-10&edition=ISL&id=1433623_17616251

 

Balochistan

 

Government increased education budget

Government of Balochistan has increased the education budget. It’s a positive sign toward development.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-10-2014/Quetta/page1.asp

 

Cumulative efforts require for the education system

Jamiat Tulba e Islam said that there is need of joint efforts for the progress in education system.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-10-2014/Quetta/page2.asp

 

To upgrade schools

Anjuman Ittehad said that government should up grade school at Quetta Saryab.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-10-2014/Quetta/page3.asp

 

Appointments challenged

Including MD Education Punjab, appointments of 4 other officials challenged.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-10-2014/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=06_05.gif

 

Too much NTS feed

National Party saiid that, NTS fees for the appointment of teachers is too much it should decrease from 1000 to 200-300.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-10-2014/Quetta/page7.asp

 

Rally against Corruption

A rally held that was headed by District Education Officer Sohbat against corruption.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-10-2014/Quetta/page8.asp

 

Wastage of a Big Land Area

There is a danger of wastage of a big land area for Cadet college Jaffarabad.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-10-2014/Quetta/page8.asp

 

Teachers appointment is a good intervention

A survey finding revealed that teachers appointments through NTS services is a good intervention.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-10-2014/Quetta/page8.asp

 

Government is working for development in Education Sector

Senior education staff association said that government is seriously working for improvement in education system of Balochistan.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-10-2014/Quetta/page7.asp

 

Good governance and improvement in education

While addressing the convocation of Balochistan University of Information and Technology the Governor Muhammad Kahn Achakzai said that we believe on merit, good governance and quality education.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102567381&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20141210

 

Islamabad

 

HEC meeting discusses medical education

A consultative meeting on health professional education, to discuss and formulate recommendations for standardization of quality education in medical profession, was held at Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad. HEC Acting Executive Director Dr. Mansoor Akbar Kundi, , chaired the meeting.

Complete story:  http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/10-Dec-2014/hec-meeting-discusses-medical-education

http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-12-10/page-13/detail-4

 

AIOU takes steps to strengthen its science faculty

Allama Iqbl Open University (AIOU) has decided to strengthen its faculty of sciences to promote research-based activities and acquaint the students with new developments in the field of science and technology. Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/10-Dec-2014/aiou-takes-steps-to-strengthen-its-science-faculty

 

Malala pledges to continue struggle

Malala Yousufzai, education activist and youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, vowed on Tuesday to work for protection of children’s rights with even more vigour and dedication.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1149903/malala-pledges-to-continue-struggle

 

‘Awaken the soul and let knowledge in’

Speakers of a conference have called for invoking messages of Sufi saints to fight obscurantism, fanaticism, extremism, avarice and social imbalance in societies across the world.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/804424/awaken-the-soul-and-let-knowledge-in/

 

Rs 60 million for extension  of 7 schools of Rawalpindi

Punjab government has released special grant of Rs 60 million for the construction of additional rooms, staff rooms’, halls and sewerage system in 7 educational institutions in Rawalpindi. Sources said that the grant has been released with the approval of the chief minister of Punjab. 

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/10-Dec-2014/rs-60-million-for-extension-of-7-schools-of-rawalpindi

 

Education not top priority of Punjab, KP govts

As the PML-N and PTI have locked horns in the political battlefield, educating masses doesn’t seem to figure in their priorities with approximately 42,000 positions of teachers vacant in the Punjab and 4,550 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-289277-Education-not-top-priority-of-Punjab-KP-govts

 

Audit report of HEC

The audit report of HEC exposed about 44 cases of mismanagement.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-10&edition=ISL&id=1433835_50651691

 

Strengthening the science Faculties

Allama Iqbal University is strengthening science faculty for research activities.

Complete Story: Pakistan Observer, 10. http://issuu.com/pakobserver.net/docs/ep10dec2014?e=1322770/10503782

 

Teaching of mystic to eradicate social evils

Complete Story: Pakistan Observer, 10. http://issuu.com/pakobserver.net/docs/ep10dec2014?e=1322770/10503782


KP and Punjab Not Prioritizing the Education

In KP nearly 5.1% and in Punjab nearly 16% teachers are required.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-10-2014/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=1710.gif

 

FDE-run schools to get 5 days winter vacation only

Winter vacation from December 26 to 31 has been announced for the educational institutions running under the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) in Islamabad. FDE spokesman Mohammed Tahir Bhatti said that the educational institutions remained closed due to dharnas in Islamabad for longer time and courses could not be completed.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/10-Dec-2014/fde-run-schools-to-get-5-days-winter-vacation-only

 

School is basic right of children

Malala said that school is a basic right of children.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-10-2014/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=511.gif

 

Responsibility of dropouts on parents

Parents should be responsible about dropping their children out of schools.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-10/page-2

 

Malala to spend Nobel award money to Sawat

Malala said that she will spend her award money to education activities at Sawat.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-10/page-12

 

Earth Quake effected schools

Schools effected by Earth Quake of 2005 are still waiting for their development funds.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-10/page-14

 

 Punjab

 

Punjab Education Foundation programme

The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF), under its New School Programme Foundation, has decided to open new schools in Punjab and identified five hundred different sites for the purpose.

Complete story:

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/10-Dec-2014/punjab-education-foundation-programme

 

School teacher killed during anti-polio campaign

A school teacher was shot dead on Tuesday during anti-polio campaign in the area of Peoples Colony Police Station. The police said that 48-year-old school teacher Sarfraz Ahmad, a resident of Bilal Town Warispura, was performing duties in the anti-polio campaign in his locality on Tuesday morning when two unidentified motorcyclists came and opened indiscriminate firing at him.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/10-Dec-2014/school-teacher-killed-during-anti-polio-campaign

 

ICS teacher completes PhD from Malaysia

The Punjab University (PU) Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) faculty member Ayesha Ashfaq has completed her PhD from University Sains Malaysia (USM) and has been declared Graduate on Time (GOT), a distinction of the country.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/10-Dec-2014/ics-teacher-completes-phd-from-malaysia

 

Shor Macha: Stand your ground and speak aloud

Shor Macha, a student-led campaign to break taboos and posit alternative views by harnessing the potential of campus engagement and active discourse has been running for over two months now.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/804182/shor-macha-stand-your-ground-and-speak-aloud/


Teachers should be promoted on merit

LHHC said teachers should be promoted on their abilities and qualifications.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-10-2014/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=44.gif

 

Protest against violence on polio teams

Different teachers association recorded their protest against polio teams.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-10-2014/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=02_08.gif

 

Protest for classes

Students from BZU Dera Ghazi Khan Did a protest for their classes of last two semester at Multan Campus.

Complete Story: http://ejang.jang.com.pk/12-09-2014/multan/page2.asp

 

Nawaz Sharif University will bring revolution

Vice chancellor Bahauddin University said that Nawaz Sharif University will bring resolution in development of agriculture sector of Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://ejang.jang.com.pk/12-10-2014/multan/page2.asp

 

Seminar on Human Rights

Punjab University organized a seminar on Human Rights.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-10/page-12/detail-5

 

Botanical Model Exhibition

Education university organized an exhibition based on thesis work.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-10/page-12/detail-11

 

Free education for children of Labors

Provincial Minister labor said that government is doing something for offering free education for the children of poor labors.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-10/page-12/detail-42

 

International Conference on Islamic Education

An international conference on Islamic Education holding on 13-14th December. Education experts are invited for the discussion.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2014-12-10/page-18

 

Rawalpindi High Court ordered to do promotions of teachers on the basis of merit.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-10&edition=ISL&id=1433563_31624891

 

Unsatisfactory Matric result

The provincial School education Department demanded a list of teachers and head masters of the schools having higher dropouts from DCOs to check the dropouts.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-10&edition=ISL&id=1433541_80738317

 

Varsities to face action over HEC criteria

A clampdown is imminent on public and private sector universities, sub-campuses and degree awarding institutions for not meeting the Higher Education Commission’s criteria vis-à-vis faculty requirement, non accredited programmes being offered by such institutes and illegal campuses/ sub-campuses working across the country.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/today/pages/p3/detail/bereya-tawan.jpg

 

Minister stresses the need for quality education

The Minister for Human Resource, Raja Ishfaq Sarwar said that education of children of poor economic background is important. The children of labors who fulfills the merit will be given free education in medical colleges.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/today/pages/p2/detail/mazdor.jpg

 

Sindh

 

Teachers stood against Head Master

Teachers of Government Single Section Boys High School protested against Head Master of their own School alleging that he has offered joining to illegally appointed Teachers in the School by taking bribe. They protested before club against his involvement of corruption and carelessness in the school. On contact Head Master told that all allegations are fake and groundless; he is not involved in any of the misuse of school policy.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130217296&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141210

 

Four schools of Nawabshah turned into cattle and grain farms

Primary School village Choudhri Barkat Aain is used for keeping crops, grain and cattle farms. Girls School village Jamal Shah is closed since years; Female Teachers are taking salaries without attending school; and schools of village Sher Khan Brohi and Haji Baaz Muhammad Brohi are cattle farms of landlords and their sitting places. Villagers told that, students go to other villages to attend schools.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130217062&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141210

 

Villagers protest against Ghost Teacher

The residents of village Shaper din Shah near Shahro District Thurparker protested against Teacher of their village Teacher. They have alleged that Teacher did not attend school even for single day; he is engaged in his own private business. Due to his carelessness, 70 students are deprived of getting Education.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130217072&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141210

 

Court Demanded Secretary Education issuing stay order against Management Cadre System

Karachi: Sindh High Court has issued stay order against Management Cadre System on the petition of GSTA and has demanded Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho to explain the matter. GSTA has declared that Secretary Education has introduced New Management Cadre System through illegal system and without prior information of Sindh Assembly, whereas these powers are even allowed to Chief Minister to introduce it.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2014/Dec/10-12-2014/Page1/P1-13.jpg

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http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102567764&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20141210

 

School closed since years Teachers on Visa

Government Primary School village Suhrab Baloch near Ghora Bari District Thatta is closed since years; Teachers of the school are on Visa and getting salaries at homes; students are deprived of basic right of Education.

Complete Story: (Awami Awaz Page No 9)

 

Roof pieces left 4 students and a Teacher injured

During school hours, roof pieces of Primary School village Mian Bux Khoso near Sun District Jamshoro fallen upon the students and Teacher. Four students and a Teacher got injured and they were shifted to nearby hospital for first aid. The residents and other students protested against contractor of the school and higher authorities. They demanded to repair school building and save lives of Teachers and Students.

Complete Story: (Awami Awaz Page No 9)

 

Efforts being taken for Education Promotion: SEF

Member of Sindh Education Foundation has briefed in his statement that Efforts are being taken for the promotion of Sindh Education. He added that 3 lac students are being educated in 2724 schools of Sindh Education Foundation, and since 1992 free Education is provided to the students which is praiseworthy.

Complete Story: (Awami Awaz Page No 9)

 

Ghost Teacher did not join school

Middle School village Gul Hassan Sarewal District Sanghar is closed due to carelessness of Teacher. Ghost Teacher is engaged in his own business and does not attend school; he takes salary at his home.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-12-10/news/page2/1%20(9).htm

 

Girls schools closed in Matli District Badin

The girls’ schools of Matli are closed since years and girls Education is being destroyed due to closure of schools. No Teacher is appointed in Primary Girls School village Muqeem Shah; Students are waiting for restoration of Education process. Villagers have demanded for the appointment of Teachers and save future of girls. Funds are being taken away and not properly utilized.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-12-10/news/page8/1%20(7).htm

 

School roof tumbled down a student injured

Hyderabad: Roof of Primary School village Allah Rakhio Solangi suddenly fallen and a students got injured; he was shifted to hospital.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_10122014021646.jpg

 

Boys and Girls School lack basic facilities

Government girls and Boys Primary Schools Pithoro District Umerkot are under the problem of acute shortage of basic facilities of water, furniture and rooms. Students are getting education in the grounds. Villagers have demanded from higher authorities to take notice and resolve issue.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_10122014021646.jpg

 

SDM Khipro visits Schools

District Sanghar: SDM Khipro Mr. Zulifqar Ali Mangrio had a surprise visit of schools of Khipro. Teachers were under pressure. On the occasion he said steps will be taken against Ghost Teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_10122014021646.jpg

 

MPAs pass bills to set up three more universities in Sindh

Education and networking is on the mind of every MPA at the Sindh Assembly. After spending months debating over setting up more universities in Hyderabad, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) government finally appeased its former coalition partner – the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) – by passing three bills to establish private universities in Hyderabad, Karachi and Shaheed Benazirabad.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/804312/education-on-my-mind-mpas-pass-bills-to-set-up-three-more-universities-in-sindh/

 http://issuu.com/pakobserver.net/docs/ep10dec2014?e=1322770/10503782

 

'Aao Parhao': Ignite, inspire, motivate

A single teacher has the power to motivate and inspire thousands of children to rise. A single teacher has the ability to destroy the ambitions of those same children. Teachers are powerful societal forces that are critical to nation building. We spend the majority of our formative years under the tutelage of our teachers – learning from them, emulating them, and letting them construct our hopes and dreams.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/804486/ignite-inspire-motivate/

 

Charter of varsities named after Benazir, Altaf okayed

The Sindh Assembly unanimously approved on Tuesday the charter to set up three universities — one each in Karachi, Hyderabad and Shaheed Benazirabad — to be financed by a trust founded by philanthropist and real estate tycoon Malik Riaz.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1149833/charter-of-varsities-named-after-benazir-altaf-okayed

http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-10/page-4/detail-1

 

Ebad lauds approval of bill for formation of universities

Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan welcomed consensus in the Sindh Assembly (SA) on bills approving establishment of one university each at Karachi and Hyderabad and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University at Nawabshah.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/10-Dec-2014/ebad-lauds-approval-of-bill-for-formation-of-universities

 

Question mark over KU criminology department persists

After announcing opening of admissions to a medical college that has yet to see the light of day, Karachi University recently took another hasty decision that involved a serious offence, misleading court and violating its own rules, it emerged on Tuesday.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1149820/question-mark-over-ku-criminology-department-persists

 

Four exam centres declared restricted areas for public

Sindh Home Department Sindh has under Section 144 (6) Cr PC declared the premises of four degree college examination centres- Government Degree Girls College Dadu, Government UB Degree College Dadu, Government Degree College Mehar and Government Degree College K N Shah as restricted areas for the general public except candidates.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/10-Dec-2014/four-exam-centres-declared-restricted-areas-for-public

 

Sindh to award Matric, Inter high-achievers

The top position holders of Matriculation and Intermediate examinations last year in Sindh would be awarded with Rs100,000, an iPad and a recognition certificate from the provincial government. The awards would be given to 39 students in a ceremony to be held on December 16 at the Chief Minister's House, officials told The News on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-289253-Sindh-to-award-Matric-Inter-high-achievers

 

SHC suspends education department’s notification

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday suspended the education department’s notification regarding the newly introduced school administration service criteria until further orders. The interim order came on a petition filed by Mohammad Ashraf Khaskheli and others, who impugned the education department’s notification pertaining to appointment on administrative posts in school administrations.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-289256-SHC-suspends-education-departments-notification

 

The approval for three universities

Sindh Assmbly approved the charter bill of 3 universities in Behria Town.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102567681&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20141210

 

Cancellation of Notification of Management Cadre

Sindh High Court cancelled the notification of Management Cadre and asked Secretary Education for the education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-10-2014/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=02_06.gif 

 

Facilitation to Teachers training institutes

Canadian Government is pending on facilitating teachers training institutes.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-12-10/page-2

 

Department of Library Sciences

Federal Urdu University is to launch Department of Library Sciences as a separate department.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-12-10/page-2

 

Editorial/Opinion

 

What kind of education we need By Ali Ashraf Khan

Complete Story: Pakistan Observer, Page 4, http://issuu.com/pakobserver.net/docs/ep10dec2014?e=1322770/10503782

 

Education progress at Attock By Syed Qamar

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-10/page-13

 

Challenges to Education System By Dr Muhammad Ali

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-10/page-16/detail-4

 

Especial Edition on Malala By Samina Shah

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-10-2014/Quetta/page5.asp

 

Letters to the Editor

 

A-level’s dilemma

GRADES of my friend’s daughter are not good enough to be accepted by universities in Pakistan, though the London School of Economics, Columbia University and many more are willing to accept her.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1149847/a-levels-dilemma

 

Social sciences: a pride

Sir: “My daughter is going to be a daughter. My son is going to be an engineer.” Are these not the lines we grew up hearing? Our definition of a perfect profession and future revolves around becoming a doctor, engineer, teacher, lawyer or some famous business professional at most.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/10-Dec-2014/social-sciences-a-pride