Swatis celebrate Malala’s achievement
The Swat Qaumi Jirga Tuesday organised a function to celebrate the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai. The event was held at a local school, where scores of students and people from all walks of life were present to heap praise on the youngest ever Nobel laureate. Sweets were also distributed among the guests.
Special moment of pride for country
“Malala Zindabad, Dehshatgardi Murdabad” chanted a gathering which watched live Nobel Peace Prize ceremony from Oslo as Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi received their prizes. The civil society was brought together by two youth Taimur Kamal and Shafi que Gighyani to watch the ceremony at Peshawar Press Club. The gathering also passed a resolution, read out by MPA Jafar Shah, who said that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and other political parties did not support him in tabling a resolution regarding Malala Yousafzai for getting Nobel Peace Prize and paying her tribute by establishing an educational institution in Swat.
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As Malala received Nobel prize, KP Assembly returned resolution congratulating her
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly speaker returned a resolution praising Malala Yousafzai with observation that the resolution was not a matter of national or provincial interest.
Vocational centers get equipment
Computers, laptops and other equipment have been handed over to the 10 vocational counselling and job placement centres, set up by the Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) in the province to make training delivery according to the market needs. A ceremony in this regard was held here on Wednesday, where adviser to CM on technical education Shah Mohammad Wazir was the chief guest, while Tevta chairman Nauman Wazir was also present on the occasion.
New varsities urged to improve educational standard
Noted educationist and Islamia College University Peshawar Vice Chancellor Professor Ajmal Khan has urged the newly established universities to improve their educational standard to compete with top varsities of the world. He said this during a two-day visit to the University of Swat, where the university`s administration held a special function here with him to recognise his services for the development of education.
Islamisation of schoolbooks in KP sparks debate
A recent US study of 100 Pakistani school texts found that minorities, especially Hindus, were depicted as ‘second-class’ citizens and ‘enemies of Islam’
Corruption day celebration
Buksh Ali Degree College will celebrate international corruption day today.
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Balochistan CM felicitates Malala
Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch on Thursday felicitated Malala Yousafzai for receiving Nobel Peace Prize in a ceremony held in Oslo, Norway.
86 per children are out of school in Dera Bughti
The provincial education secretary Abd-ul-Saboor told that total education expenditure of this year is Rs55 Arab, Rs99Arab are for primary education. Dr. Abd-ul-Tawab said that Balochistan education Foundation opened new schools in small villages.
In a big province, an even bigger push to fix a schooling crisis
If you have a chief minister who also runs the education department, you can be guaranteed Balochistan will give this area a big push, and rightly so. Spending on primary schools alone will be Rs29 billion this financial year—even more than law and order—out of the 215-billion-rupee budget, according to the provincial secretary for education, Abdul Saboor Khan.
The Complaint against DCO
Mr. Manzoor Kakar from Pashtunkhwa National Party complaint against the misbehavior of DO Education with teachers, he said it while talking to journalists.
MOU between Federal govt. and Balochistan Education Board
MOU signed between Balochistan Education Board and Federal Government for development of software for registration and migration processes.
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Explanation by principal
On a news that published yesterday, principal of Girls High School railways given explanation to department and media.
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Malala receives Nobel Prize
Malala Yousafzai and Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi received their Nobel Peace Prizes on Wednesday after two days of celebration honouring their work for children’s rights. Malala became by far the youngest laureate, widely praised for her global campaigning since she was shot in the head on her school bus in 2012.
Young women getting global inspiration for Malala
While Malala Yousufsai has received the Nobel Peace Prize for her bravery and courage for standing up for the education right of all girls, her campaign has started getting world recognition as young women from all four corners of the world are vigorously taking forward her campaign.
Build schools not tanks, pleads Malala
Malala Yousufzai received the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday as the youngest everlaureate, sharing her award with Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi. `A young girl and a somewhat older man, one from Pakistan and one from India, one Muslim, the other Hindu; both symbols of what the world needs: more unity and fraternity between the nations,` Thorbjoern Jagland, chairman of the Norwegian Nobel committee,said at the ceremony in Oslo, the capital of Norway. In an inspiring speech at the ceremony, the Nobel lau-reate said she would continue her fight for education until every child was in school.
Plan International congratulates Malala
Plan International Pakistan Country Director Rashid Javed felicitated Malala on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. He said "This is the day for all Pakistanis to be proud and congratulate Malala for her bravery and courage for standing up for the rights of all girls to receive education," says a press release.
Data on education outdated, irrelevant: experts
The government’s data on education in the country is riddled with mistakes, at times irrelevant and outdated which is largely because of the census not having been held since 1998. Additionally, NGOs are only interested in basic level data, which helps them confirm that the funds they are utilising are working. This was stated by Asif Memon, associate research fellow at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) at the “Data Revolution: Bringing Data and Evidence to bear upon Pakistan’s Education Policymaking” session at SDPI’s 17th sustainable development conference.
NA Standing Committee on Education meets at HEC
A meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Education was held at the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Secretariat on Wednesday, under the chairmanship of MNA Gulzar Khan.
Only education can uplift Pak image: AQK
The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP) celebrated Convocation-2014 to honour its graduates here on Wednesday. They cheered together as students one last time as chief guest Dr Qadeer Khan, a renowned nuclear scientist, along with President ICMAP conferred degrees on the graduates.
AIOU to add anti-harassment law to curriculum
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will include ‘harassment’s of women act 2010’ in its curriculum to create awareness about the law and promote spirit of respect for the females. The AIOU as a leading educational institution in the public sector wishes to fulfill its duty to uphold the basic human norms and prepare the people, particularly the youth to follow the law of the land.
Baligh says IT will be introduced in govt organisations
Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Balighur Rehman has said that the government is making all-out efforts to introduce Information Communication Technology (ICT) in government organisations.
Business and management conference opens at NUML
A two-day international conference on Challenges in Business and Management (ICCBM) opened at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) on Wednesday.
Over 200 students receive degrees at NUST convocation
Over 200 graduates received degrees in the disciplines of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Economics, Mass Communication and Public Administration at the combined undergraduate convocation of School of Chemical and Materials Engineering and School of Social Sciences and Humanities, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) on Wednesday.
AU arranges workshop for administrators
A five-day Higher Education Commission-funded indigenous training workshop started here at Air University (AU) campus. In the inaugural speech, chief guest Dr Mueen A Zafar, dean faculty of administrative science, said that the training opportunity was a great move of Air University administration to boost the knowledge and skills of administrative personnel. He hailed the HEC’s role to take the initiative towards a much needed aspect of education sector. This is significant opportunity for the participants to polish their skills for future services, he added.
HEC, NAB hold declamation competition among students
As part of their collaboration to create awareness against the ill effects of corruption among the youth of Pakistan, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) organised a declamation contest among university students entitled ‘Say No to Corruption. HEC and NAB have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to make collaborated efforts to root out corruption from the society.
PM meets students from Loralai
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday his government was committed to development of Balochistan to bring it on a par with developed areas of the country. Talking to a group of students from Loralai district of Balochistan at the Prime Minister`s House here, Mr Sharif said that over the years Balochistan had been neglected but now the government would ensure that all children of Balochistan got top quality education.
‘Devolution of higher education will be disastrous’
Members of a parliamentary panel said on Wednesday that devolution of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to provinces without proper groundwork and consultation would be disastrous for higher education. The National Assembly Standing Committee on Education held a meeting at HEC headquarters to review the role, performance, achievements and the possible devolution of the regulatory body to provinces.
Baloch students assured of quality education
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that his government was committed to the development of Balochistan with a resolve to bring it at par with the other developed areas of the country. He said this while talking to a group of students from Loralai at the PM House, according to an official handout. The prime minister maintained that over the years Balochistan was neglected, however, it was not only rich in natural resources but also had an equally talented youth.
The exams delay due to employee strike
The daily wages employees of federal education department are protesting that may disturb the mid-term exams of schools.
Government is working for the common curriculum development, says Federal Minister for Education
Federal Minister for Education said that government is working for the common educational curriculum in Pakistan in a session of National Assembly furthermore reviewed the funds utilization and HEC performance.
LAA thankful on Promotions
In an event by Lecturers Assistants Association, the association is thankful to government for their promotions.
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Malala Yousufzai paid tribute for her struggle and sacrifice
The entire team of Idara Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) and other civil society organizations paid tribute to Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousufzai for her struggle and sacrifice for Education and to celebrate her success of receiving Nobel Peace Prize also at Assembly Chowk here on Wednesday
Shahbaz greets Malala on receiving Nobel Peace Award
LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has congratulated Malala Yousafzai on receiving Nobel Peace Award.
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Varsities to face clampdown for not meeting 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 requirements and the provision of non-accredited programmes offered at universities \the country.
Teaching staff’s strike continues
Contract lecturers and other non-teaching staff of all government commerce colleges of the district continued their strike on the 17th consecutive day on Wednesday. The strike was observed on the call of Commerce Professors and Lecturers Association.
‘Quality education to end terror, unemployment’
Provincial Minister for Excise, Taxation and Finance Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said that terrorism and unemployment can be wiped out through promotion of quality education. He said there was a need to utilise national resources equitably for setting up a peaceful society based on the economic prosperity of the masses whereas problems like corruption, Safarish and unemployment could be controlled through good governance and transparency.
Mob `roughs up` BZU academic, MEPCO team
A mob allegedly manhandled a professor of the Bahauddin Zakariya University at Wasti Shorkot on Wednesday over a dispute of shifting the university feeder. A team of the Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) came to Wasti Shorkot for installation of electricity wires but a number of people gathered there to stop the workers from installing wires while claiming that they had a stay order.
UHS issues first selection list for public dental colleges
The University of Health Sciences (UHS), on Wednesday, issued the first selection list of candidates admitted to Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in government dental colleges of the Punjab.
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Free medical education for labourers’ children
Provincial Minis-ter for Labour and Human Resource Raja Ashfaq Sarwar has said that Punjab government is taking concrete steps to provide free medical education to children of secured industrial workers and labourers. He said this in a function held to distrib-ute admission letters to the candidates nomi-nated for MBBS class session 2014-15 on reserved seats for workers in the affiliated medical colleges on Wednesday.
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Government should be serious about education system
Malala Yousaf Zai that world is moving toward progress but in Pakistan Education system is declining as education in not the priority here.
Low education development in Punjab and KP
There are nearly 42 thousands in Punjab and 4550 teachers required in vacant posts of educational institutions, it seems the political representation in not willing to improve education.
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Protest on Transfer of a College
Government decided to construct bus stops on place of 100 years old technical educational institutes situated on G.T Road Shadra. Citizens are protesting against transferring old educational institutions to other places.
Existing educational policy causing poor education quality
The Chairman Punjab Nationalized Teachers and Headmasters Association and Joint Action Committee , Rana Muhammad Arshad said that due to compromise on education quality, our education system is adversely effected. 21 lac (2 million) students dropped out in Punjab due to the ineffective policies.
Workshop on free education in Lahore
Punjab Education Foundation organized a two days training program on delivering the free education to deserving children of Matric in Lahore.
Feudal Lord hindering female education
Feudal at Khan Garh closed the path of female schools by occupying that piece of land and residents asked to take action against them.
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Protest on appointment of male teacher in girls school
People did protest against the appointment of male teacher in a girls’ primary school Jehania.
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The seniority list of teachers for promotions
The President of Punjab Teachers Union Rawalpindi requested to the DCO for the seniority list of teachers for the sake of promotion.
Increase in fees by private school in Gujar Khan
A private school in Gujar khan is charging high fee to the students of matriculation.
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Increase in admission fee by public schools Lawa
The increase in admission fee of Matric in public schools in Lawa (Chakwal) is creating troubles among students and parents are protesting against it.
GSTA Protests at Islamabad against Secretary Education
Hundreds of Teachers from Sindh gathered at Press Club Islamabad and before World Bank Office with the leading role of GSTA President Mr. Ashraf Khaskheli and raised their voice against Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho on his implementation of Management Cadre System. They demanded for transparency in the World Bank funds alleging that Mr. Pechuho has violated the funds. GSTA members met Country Director of World Bank and explained about the budget being misused on the name of Education expenditures.
Girls Middle School closed since years
Girls Middle School village Jamal Dahri near Hala District Matiari is closed since years. Education Department did not visit school since years. Villagers have told that Girls are worried about their education; examinations are not conducted and certificates are not given to them. They added that a social organization has appointed four teachers who are education students.
Assistant Commissioner found Seven Schools closed
Assistant Commissioner Mirpur Sakro Mr. Karam Ul Din Panhyar visited different schools of Dhabeji. On the occasion Boys and Girls School Qasim Baloch, Ameen Baloch, Abdullah Baloch including other schools were closed, whereas 12 Teachers male female were absent from the schools. He took notice of shortage of furniture in the schools.
Head Masters denied being relieved
On the directives of Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho and Director Sukkur campus were established to hand-over the charge of Primary Schools to High School Head Masters. Relatively, 45 Head Masters from Naushehro Feroz and 8 from Moro have completely denied to the directives and have shown reservation to be relieved.
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.
Shortage of furniture in Girls School
Due to carelessness of Education Department Naushehro Feroz, acute shortage of furniture is reported in Girls Higher Secondary School Pad Edan. Girls are compelled to sit on the ground and study, whereas roof pieces are tumbling down and compound wall of the school is decaying.
Protest for School construction work
The residents of Village Mazari Lashari near Thull District Jacobabad protested against contractor of construction work of school. They have alleged that he has left construction work incomplete since two years. They have submitted applications in the offices for taking notice and resolve the issue, but result seems futile.
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One Teacher for 100 students in the school
Hundred students are on role in Primary School village Sher Muhammad Brohi near Shahdadpur District Sanghar, but there is only one Teacher for 100 students. Mr. Inayat Brohi, a resident, told that they have complained many time to the higher authorities, but they are not taking notice and appoint other Teachers in the school.
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Garbage heaps in front of Schools of Mehar
Taluka Municipal Party Mehar District Dadu has heaped all the garbage of city in front of High School One, Secondary Girls School and Main Primary School. Students are facing difficulties due to garbage and other waste material. It can give birth to dangerous diseases and health problems may increase.
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Assistant Commissioner issued notice to Ghost Teachers District Naushehro Feroz
Assistant Commissioner Bhriya Mr. Abdul Sattar Bhayo had a surprise visit of different schools of village Mewo Khan Babar, Faqeer Usman Tunio, Muhammad Bachal and others. He checked the school record and attendance registers, during his visit he found many Ghost Teachers and issued them show cause notices.
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Many schools closed at Taluka Thari Mirwah District Khairpur Mirs
It is reported that many schools of the area are closed due to carelessness of Education Higher Authorities. The residents have protested before press club against closure of the schools. They told media that schools have been closed and students’ education is being destroyed. They demanded from higher authorities to take notice and restore these schools. The closed schools include Primary School Gul sher Lighari, Allah Dino Phul, Manzoor Unar and others.
Surprise visits of schools Many Teachers absent
The visiting officers had surprise visits of different schools of Sultanpur District Shikarpur. During their visit of village Hasil wahan, Lanjari and others, they found many Teachers absent. The residents told that no result is seen after their visits; Teachers are even out of schools.
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Court took notice of school closure at Khanpur District Khairpur Mirs
On the petition of resident Mr. Fareed Ahmed Jamali, the Civil Court has called Education staff to the court to explain the matter of school closures. It is reported that lot of Teachers are on Visa system and do not attend schools. Students’ education is ruined.
Court Extended time period of restoration of suspended Teachers
Sindh High Court has extended the time period of restoration of suspended Teachers up to 23rd December and has issued notice to Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho to explain the matter. The petitioner has mentioned in the application that 321 Teachers have been suspended without showing reasons.
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Four degree colleges declared restricted areas
Sindh Home Department has declared the premise of four degree colleges, presently being used as examination halls, prohibited for public entry.
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Gender discrimination?: A tale of two schools
Enter the front gate of the Government Girls Primary School, Airport, and you will find yourself in the expansive but empty playground. Three large rooms line up the front of the decrepit-looking building. The rooms are quite spacious, well-ventilated and inter-connected, with a door in each room leading to the adjacent one. The ceiling is made up of iron sheets, hardly supported by the shuttering with broken patches through which one can see the open sky.
KU language center falls prey to internal conflicts
A power struggle between the Dean Faculty of Arts and Area Study Centre (ASCE) has resulted in the discontinuation of the classes at The Italian Language Centre, University of Karachi. The centre, established during the tenure of former Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Saeed Saifi, has taught Italian language to numerous students, many of them completing higher studies in Italy and some even did their PhD in the language.
Call for removal of hate content from curriculum
Speakers at a programme held at a local hotel on Wednesday to mark Human Rights Day underlined the need to remove text based on hate and discrimination from the educational curriculum that, they suggested, should include the contribution of non-Muslims towards the establishment of Pakistan. A biased mindset produced by discriminatory curriculum, they pointed out, was a big hurdle in the way of having an inclusive society that accorded equal rights to all citizens.
Science exhibitions are important for educational institutes
Chairman Secondary Education Board said that Science and Scientific Exhibitions in educational institutions are important for future development.
International Conference on Science and Technology in Karachi
Bahria University Karachi is organizing three days international conference on science and technology.
Weapons recovered from school
In a raid on Government College Laandhi, police recovered weapons from a tank in the college.
Symbolism and reality
Yesterday, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi received the Noble Peace Prize in Oslo. It was more than an exciting day for Pakistanis, Indians and people who believe in children and youth all over the world. Malala has become the world’s main advocate for Education for All, especially girls’ education and peace.
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Malala Yousafzai stood tall as she received the world’s most prestigious prize in Oslo at the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony. Sadly, back home the world’s youngest prize recipient has received hesitant acclaim, with many criticising her for being undeserving of the award or for other actions that allegedly show her bias against her nation and her religion.
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Pakistan’s Malala moment
Malala Yousufzai on December 10 made history as she became the world’s youngest winner of the Nobel peace prize award. Aged only 17, the teenager from Swat collected the peace prize in Oslo alongside Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi, 60, who has worked tirelessly to rescue children from abusive situations and to raise awareness about children held as slaves.
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Future prime minister: Make way for Malala
As Malala accepted her Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway Wednesday evening, the auditorium of Peshawar Press Club reverberated with loud cheers. Hundreds of people gathered to watch with pride as the 17-year-old showed the world that a girl from Swat can take three bullets, pick up the pieces of her life and forge a path for global peace and education shoulder to shoulder with world leaders and her peers.
Education is a key to success in future
Malala set an example for us and now we must think seriously about education. Despite the efforts of government, still there are many vacant positions of teachers in regions in Pakistan.
Hyderabad University by Idrees Bakhtiar
The decision of construction of new university in Hyderabad is warmly welcomed by the residents of Hyderabad. But this university of the future may have good performance hence good educational outcomes and it is possible that it may fail to deliver it.
Letters to the Editor
Strangers at KU
Karachi University is one of the largest and prestigious universities of Pakistan with 52 faculties. Unfortunately, the security system it provides to students is poor. Any outsider can enter the KU. Same is the case with its metro buses/points.
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The curse of ghost schools
Education gives us awareness about what is good for us or what is not. However, in Pakistan, the culture of ghost schools is gaining more traction by the day.
The change in examination system
The current education system failed to deliver its best, existing system has old examination system that needs improvement.