December 12, 2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhua

 

In the doldrums: K-P’s education sector continues to lag behind

The overall literacy rate in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa is 52% which falls short of the national average of 60%. This was said at a session on social accountability in education organised by the Center for Governance and Public Accountability (CGPA) on Thursday. Various members of the K-P Standing Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education attended the seminar.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/805322/in-the-doldrums-k-ps-education-sector-continues-to-lag-behind/

 

APA visits schools in South Waziristan

Assistant Political Agent (APA) of Ladha subdivision in South Waziristan Agency Abdul Nasir Khan paid a surprise visit to schools and distributed torch radios and stationery while also taking disciplinary action against staff members found absent from their duties.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/805320/doing-the-rounds-apa-visits-schools-in-south-waziristan/

 

No headmaster at four Landi Kotal schools

The posts of headmasters have long been lying vacant at four government high schools of Landi Kotal, while headmasters of five other schools in the Khyber Agency tehsil don’t do duty regularly, says a report compiled by the assistant agency education officer.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1150422/no-headmaster-at-four-landi-kotal-schools

 

AJK/FATA/GB

 

Getting back laptops from ineligible students

The students who got laptops without merit received order of HEC to return back the laptops of PM scheme within the deadline of tomorrow.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-12&edition=ISL&id=1437134_47795019

 

Balochistan

 

Scholarship should be provided to Dakki students, says Abdul Mateen

The Ameer Jamat-e-Islami Abdul Mateen said that students of Daki should be provided scholarships and educational standard needs special attention.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102570826&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20141212

 

Govt. of Balochistan making efforts to improve education, Dr. Shama Ishaq

MPA Dr. Shama Ishaq said that government of Balochistan is making efforts to improve education and health sector while addressing the award distributing ceremony in Islamia Girls College.

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

 

The provision of books in Loralai University

Haji Muhammad Khan, PML (N), visited the under construction Loralai University and gave a transformer to university and announced the provision of books to the library.

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

 

Office Staff absent in DEO Office

Chaman: The secretary information of Government Teachers Association Killa Abdullah said that district education female office has absent staff and there is no record of middle schools.

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

 

High fee for NTS should be reduced, Dr. Abdullah

Dr. Abdullah stated that education department took a positive step of NTS exam but the fee of this exam is a burden so it should be reduced.

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

 

Meeting to review education matters to be held today

A meeting will be held today under the supervision of MPA Haji Meer Ghulam Dastgeer in Nushki for the review of education related matters.

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

 

No full stops for this English teacher

As his last day drew closer in 2006, Ameer Muhammad Khan, who had taught for 34 years, wondered how he would retire. The solution was simple. He decided to continue teaching without pay till he wrapped up the syllabus. But when December rolled around and his class had ended, he still couldn’t bring himself to go home.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/805638/no-full-stops-for-this-english-teacher/

 

Islamabad

 

Malala hopes to serve Pakistan as Prime Minister

Nobel laureate Malala Yousufzai said on Thursday that she could become prime minister of Pakistan in about 20 years. “I want to help my country, I want my country to go forward and I’m really patriotic,” said the youngest Nobel laureate ever.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1150372/malala-hopes-to-serve-pakistan-as-prime-minister

 

President Mamnoon felicitates Malala

President Mamnoon Hussain Thursday felicitated Malala Yousafzai on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize and becoming the youngest recipient of this prestigious prize. The president said that the nation is proud of Malala Yousafzai and stands by the brave activist for risking her life to fight for children’s rights.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-289715-President-Mamnoon-felicitates-Malala

 

Zardari calls Malala ‘the pride of Pakistan’

Former President Asif Ali Zardari has felicitated Malala Yousafzai as “the pride of Pakistan” who as the world’s youngest Nobel laureate has sent a powerful political message that Pakistan is much more than what critics call ‘the epicenter of international terrorism.’

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-289706-Zardari-calls-Malala-the-pride-of-Pakistan

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-12/page-4/detail-7

 

Malala to spend Nobel prize money on education in Pakistan

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai said she would spend her share of the $1.1 million prize money on projects for education in Pakistan. In an interview with the Pakistan state-run TV along with her father and mother in the United Kingdom, Malala Yousafzai said focus should be on education of girls and that she had gained enough experience to continue to advocate and urge people to invest in education.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-34645-Malala-to-spend-Nobel-prize-money-on-education-in-Pakistan

 

Malala in league with ‘satanic forces’to destroy Pakistan: TTP

Pakistani Taliban Thursday criticised Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, saying the teenage activist has entered into an agreement with “satanic forces” to promote Western culture and destroy Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-289711-Malala-in-league-with-satanic-forcesto-destroy-Pakistan-TTP

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/12/12/national/taliban-slams-nobel-for-malala/

 

Malala weeps at sight of bloodied school uniform

Pakistan’s Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai burst into tears on Thursday at the sight of the bloodied school uniform she was wearing the day the Taliban shot her. The uniform is on display in an exhibition dedicated to the 17-year-old education campaigner and her fellow 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner, India’s Kailash Satyarthi, which the activists jointly inaugurated in Oslo.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/12-Dec-2014/malala-weeps-at-sight-of-bloodied-school-uniform

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/12/12/national/malala-weeps-at-sight-of-bloodied-school-uniform/

 

Malala expresses sympathy with Mexican protester at Nobels

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has expressed sympathy for a Mexican asylum seeker who briefly disturbed the awards ceremony by jumping onto the stage and waving his county’s flag.

The Pakistani laureate said Thursday that his actions indicate “there are problems in Mexico”.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/12/11/national/malala-expresses-sympathy-with-mexican-protester-at-nobels/

 

Baboos unmoved; no end to daily-wage teachers’ woes

For the second time in two weeks daily-wage employees on Thursday protested outside the Federal Directorate of Education over non-payment of salaries. The sequence of events mirrored their most recent protest on December 2, when college staffers protested on Rohtas Road outside the FDE, later met new Director General Aamir Ashraf Khawaja, and dispersed after getting assurances that their demands would be met soon.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/805608/deja-vu-baboos-unmoved-no-end-to-daily-wage-teachers-woes/

http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-12-12/page-13/detail-6

http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-12&edition=ISL&id=1437099_86582178

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-12/page-3

 

Punjab, KP spend 25% budget on education

The National Assembly Standing Committee on Education on Wednesday appreciated the fact that the KP and Punjab provinces are spending 25% of their respective budgets on the development of the education sector.

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/12-12-2014/page13.asp

 

NUST graduates receive degrees

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.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-289637-NUST-graduates-receive-degrees

 

RIS to bridge gap between academia & industry

Representatives of the MCB and RIS Wellington Campus signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop initiatives for development, empowerment and mainstreaming quality education in Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-289638-RIS-to-bridge-gap-between-academia-&-industry

 

Air University, HEC hold indigenous training workshop

A five-day Higher Education Commission (HEC) funded indigenous training workshop started at Air University here, says a press release. In the inaugural speech the chief guest, Dean Faculty of Administrative Science, Dr. Mueen A. Zafar, a renowned banker before joining AU, said that the training opportunity is great move of Air University administration to boost the knowledge and skills of administrative personnel.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-289635-Air-University-HEC-hold-indigenous-training-workshop

 

Microsoft and HEC review progress on education alliance

Microsoft and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan held a meeting in the federal capital, to review progress on the “education alliance”. This initiative has been launched by Microsoft and HEC to provide access to Microsoft software, improve technical skills, trainings, infrastructure & cloud services programs to university students and faculty members all over Pakistan. The benefits of this programme are available to about 156 public and private sector universities across Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-12/page-3/detail-1

 

Special students seek attention

“It is very diffi cult for students and teachers who use wheelchairs to move around on campuses as there are no ramps, special washrooms or transport facilities for wheelchair users,” said Muhammad Imran, a lecturer in Federal University of Arts Sciences & Technology. He is among hundreds of physically disabled students and teachers who have to face difficulties because of lack of facilities at Islamabad’s educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1150397/education-watch-special-students-seek-attention

 

Separate technical high schools for girls and boys

Federal Minister for Education, Baleeg-ul-Rehman said while addressing the Neotech that every year 6.5 million (65 lac) students leave school after primary education completion and 9 million (90 lac) leave high school so they needs technical education to earn their livelihood. Hence technical education institutes separately for boys and girls are important.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-12&edition=ISL&id=1437123_50783897

http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102571472&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141212

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-12/page-3

 

Corruption in Federal Urdu University

The corruption in students’ fee and purchase of furniture in Federal Urdu University has been exposed and the VC denied to comment on these things.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-12&edition=ISL&id=1437106_16953418

 

The 3rd conference of VC’s

The VC’s conference of Muslim countries will be held in coming February in Islamabad. More than 300 VC’s will participate, it is a greatest forum of higher education.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-12/page-3

 

Special subjects for tax awareness

Chairman FBR, Tariq Bajwa wrote letters to the federal and provincial secretaries to add tax related subjects in syllabus so that the awareness about taxation may increase.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-12-2014/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=517.gif

 

FDE skips annual inter-school sports

Students in the Federal Capital were denied what could have been an important developmental activity when the Federal Directorate of Education skipped its annual inter-school sports competition.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1150398/education-watch-fde-skips-annual-inter-school-sports

 

RMS has new student council

The Roots Millennium Campus conducted a student council oath-taking ceremony (academic session 2014-15) for the Roots Millennium Schools (RMS) BSc International Programme students, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-289633-RMS-has-new-student-council

 

Winter vacations in schools from 26th

The students of all the educational institutions working under Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) would avail winter vacations from Friday, December 26 to December 31. The educational institutions would open from Thursday, January 1 after the winter vacations.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/12/11/city/islamabad/winter-vacations-in-schools-from-26th/

 

Punjab                                              

 

Punjab Assembly: ‘Poor standard of teaching behind high dropout rate’

Treasury member Sheikh Alauddin on Thursday raised issues related to school dropouts, private schools fees and coverage of proceedings at the Punjab Assembly. Alauddin gave a tough time to Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Nazar Gondal and recognized poor standard of teaching at public schools as one of the reasons for the high dropout rate. He said private schools were cashing in on the situation.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/805622/punjab-assembly-poor-standard-of-teaching-behind-high-dropout-rate/

 

BNU holds convocation today

More than 300 graduates will attend the 9th convocation of Beaconhouse National University (BNU) on Friday (today). Rights activist Asma Jilani Jehangir will be the chief guest at the ceremony. A BNU statement says of the 362 graduating students, 163 would receive MPhil, MS and MA degrees.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/805630/caps-in-the-air-bnu-holds-convocation-today/

 

Students charge at gung-ho politician

The Government Boys High School, Lakhneke, on Thursday turned a scene of pitched battle when a ruling party parliamentarian and his henchmen manhandled the headmaster, inviting wrath of the students who retaliated with violence and scared them away.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1150375/students-charge-at-gung-ho-politician

 

Students clash: Stones thrown at college bus

Four students of Government Institute of Technology were injured on Thursday after a rival group pelted their bus with stones. The students staged a protest demonstration in front of the Gadai police station. Nauman, one of the protesting students, said that dozens of students were returning home in the college bus. “When the bus stopped at the Gadai railway crossing, some former students of the college threw stones at it.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/805609/students-clash-stones-thrown-at-college-bus/

 

The regularization of contract employees

It has been decided to regularize 600 contract employees of colleges by the Rawalpindi education department. A committee under the supervision of Commissioner Rawalpindi has prepares the list of these employees.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102570910&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141212

 

The demand to publicize the seniority list

Punjab Teachers Union District Rawalpindi demanded EDO education to publicize the seniority list of EST teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-12/page-4

 

The demands of Punjab educators association

A delegation of Punjab Educators Association met with Punjab Deputy Chief Secretary and presented their concerns regarding their salaries, and age limit to enter in educators.

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

 

Collapsed boundary wall of primary school causing trouble

Government girls’ Primary school Tarbethi’s boundary wall collapsed that is disturbing the educational activities in the school. The residents requested the DCO to construct that wall.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-12/page-4

 

Corruption in Chakwal school

The DG education has been assigned the duty of inquiry of corruption in the purchase of school furniture in Chakwal.

Complete Story: Roznama Khabrein Islamabad, page no 3

 

Sindh

 

Villagers protest for School building

The residents of village Akliyu sameja near Chachro District Thurparker stood against contractor. They have alleged that village is without school building and the contractor of the construction work is careless to start work. It is reported that in 2012 School building was approved with the help of World Bank, but since then no work is started and students are facing difficulties to attend school in other villages.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130217783&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141212

 

Need to step forward in Education: former MNA Aftab Hussain Jilani

During the opening ceremony of Daarul Qasmia High School District Mirpur Khas, former MNA Mr. Aftab Hussain Jilani has shown great concern on Education promotion through struggle in Education. He briefed that, in comparison to other provinces of Pakistan Sindh is far behind in Education; it needs struggle and advancement and that is possible when we would feel ourselves as the responsible citizens.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130217794&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141212

http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-12-12/news/page2/1%20(2).htm

 

In spite of Court stay order against Management Cadre System Taluka Education Officers relieved

Hyderabad:  Court had issued stay order against Management Cadre System, but in the absence of Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho, Education Minister’s Team is active in relieving Taluka Education Officers and restoring EDOs. The orders have been issued by the Director Hyderabad and Taluka Education Officers have been sent back to their previous position of Head Masters.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2014/Dec/12-12-2014/Page2/P2-6.jpg

 

277 Schools closed at District Badin

Due to carelessness, corruption and political involvement, 277 Schools are closed in the District. Students’ Education is being ruined and destroyed and 80% schools are running by in charge Head Masters. Most of the schools are in acute shortage basic facilities of Drinking Water, Electricity and furniture, whereas High School Khoski is under the shortage of Teachers since 6 years and Education is not restored.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2014/Dec/12-12-2014/Page5/P5-11.jpg

 

Shortage of Basic facilities in School

According to the reports, there is acute shortage of basic facilities in Primary School village Haji Ahmed Mallah District Badin. Students are facing difficulties due to shortage of classrooms.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2014/Dec/12-12-2014/Page5/P5-12.jpg

 

Girls School closed since 3 years District Badin

Girls School near SDOE Office Matli is closed since 3 years due to carelessness of Education Department. Villagers have protested many times against closure of the school, but no one takes notice of the Ghost School. They told Female Teacher of the school is on Visa. They demanded for restoration of School to save Education of their children.

Complete Story: http://www.awamiawaz.com/epaper/fullsize/Page-03.jpg

 

Villagers protest for School building

The residents of village Dodo Khan Korai near nao Dambalo District Badin organized protest for school building in their village. They have declared that since 5 years GPS School running in the name of Abdual Rahman Korai, but School building is unavailable and students are deprived of their basic right of Education. They have demanded from responsible authorities to take notice and provide school building.

Complete Story: http://www.awamiawaz.com/epaper/fullsize/Page-05.jpg

 

Villager’s self run school in Chapar near Sun District Jamshoro

Mr. Iqbal Khoso is struggling for Education of his village children since 5 years; he is providing them books, other required material and salaries to the Teachers. Mr. Iqbal told that villagers have submitted application for government school building, but responses from government side seem futile. Mr. Iqbal is ray of hope for the villagers and children in the village.

Complete Story: http://www.awamiawaz.com/epaper/fullsize/Page-08.jpg

 

Monitoring Committee failed to bring Ghost teachers to Schools

District Umer Kot: Monitoring team was formed to monitor Ghost Teachers and Ghost Schools. But the team is failed in bringing Ghost Teachers to the schools. It is reported that 50% Teachers are still non Visa system. Residents have warned that if Teachers did not join schools they would protest against them on 25th December.

Complete Story: http://www.awamiawaz.com/epaper/fullsize/Page-08.jpg

http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-12-12/news/page2/1%20(15).htm

 

No compromise on Education: Faryal Talpur

PPP MNA Ms Faryal Talpur has declared in her statement that no compromise would be on Sindh Education. Teachers should play vital role in Education Promotion. On the occasion of opening ceremony of President Office at Press Club Larkana, she directed Deputy Commissioner Larkana Mr. Ghanwar Khan Laghari to take better steps for Education in the District and action against Ghost Teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.awamiawaz.com/epaper/fullsize/Page-08.jpg

 

Many Schools closed at Sui Gas District Khairpur Mirs

It is reported that many school are closed due to non-seriousness of Supervisors and Ghost Teachers. Most of the schools are used for keeping grain and other field material. Residents have informed higher authorities many times, but no any response seems from government side. They demanded for notice.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-12-12/news/page3/1%20(5).htm

 

Educational Seminar at Sun District Jamshoro

A seminar was organized on the title of “Current condition of Education in Sindh” where people from different disciplines participated including T.E.O Manjhand and other social personalities. While addressing to the seminar, Mr. Qutub Ali Shah said, Sindh Education is ruined because of political involvement, illegal appointments and corruption; common people should step forward to promote education and save future of their children. Ghost Schools should be restored and Education process must be strengthened so that Education outcomes should be received formally.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_12122014022052.jpg

 

Newly appointed Teachers did not get salaries since 7 months

Newly appointed JST Teachers of Khahi District Sanghar living difficult life due to stoppage of their salaries since 7 months; they have demanded from Senior Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro to take notice and issue them salaries.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_12122014022236.jpg

 

Court restored 7 suspended Teachers

Sindh High Court Sukkur bench has issued orders to restore 7 Teachers. These restored Teachers were suspended on the directives of Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho on the allegations of Ghost Teachers. Along with restoration orders, court has demanded explanations from Mr. Pechuho.

Complete Story: http://ejang.jang.com.pk/12-12-2014/karachi/pic.asp?picname=11_08.gif

 

SSUET admission: Students claim lack of transparency in entrance tests

A number of candidates who sat the entrance test for admissions to the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) have accused the institution of failing to maintain transparency in the admission procedure.  

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/805547/ssuet-admission-students-claim-lack-of-transparency-in-entrance-tests/

 

‘Korangi spellathon’ concludes

More than 600 students with their teachers took part in the final round of a spelling competition and received prizes at a ceremony on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1150273/korangi-spellathon-concludes

 

Test rescheduling leaves students in quandary

The unexpected change in the entry test schedule by the Sindh Madressatul Islam University for nw admissions has put scores of students in a fix.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-12-12/page-13

 

Chairman of Criminology Department of KU clarifies his position regarding a news story

Apropos the report captioned ‘Question mark over KU criminology dept persists’ published in Dawn’s Dec 10 issue, Dr Fateh Mohammad Burfat, chairman of the department of criminology of Karachi University, has clarified that he is a serving professor at the KU and that the criminology department was established in accordance with the rules.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1150274/ku-department

 

SU Convocation to be held in 2015

The management of the University of Sindh announced that the cademic Convocation 2013 will be held on January 10, 2015 at Shaheed Mohtarma Benzair Bhutto Memorial Centre, Jamshoro.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-12-12/page-14

 

Editorials/Opinions

 

Malala’s story

What a story young Malala’s life has been. From being harassed and shot in the head to becoming the youngest Nobel laureate in history. And how sharing the prize with Kailash Satyarthi increased, not diminished, its glow. He is a hero too; a giant in the small world of child rights, who has dedicated his life to saving children from abuse, starvation and slavery. But there’s more to Malala’s struggle than education for girls. She now embodies the wider struggle against a mindset that continues to find hosts far beyond the Taliban.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/12/11/comment/malalas-story/

 

Malala’s Struggle

Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech during a ceremony held in Oslo ought to educate and inspire every person, living in Pakistan and beyond, to join the 17-year old in her noble pursuit of ensuring education for the millions of girls out of school across the globe. She has made history by becoming the youngest Nobel laureate in history and the second one from Pakistan after Dr Abdus Salam who won the Nobel Prize for Physics.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/editorials/12-Dec-2014/malala-s-struggle

 

Celebrating Malala

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi received their joint Nobel Prize in Oslo on Wednesday in honour of their work for children’s rights after two days of celebrations in a ceremony at the City Hall watched by millions around the world. Malala is the youngest Nobel laureate by far. She was shot in the head at point blank range by the Taliban in 2012 in her native Swat after conducting a campaign for education for girls. The attack almost killed her.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/editorial/12-Dec-2014/celebrating-malala

 

Malala’s struggle for Education

Malala received the Nobel Peace Prize in capital of Norway, Malala said in speech that she will devote the money in “Malala Fund” and this money will be used for construction of standard schools. This will ultimately help the poor students of the country.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-12&edition=ISL&id=1436792_56806863 

http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-12&edition=ISL&id=1436792_56806863

http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-12&edition=ISL&id=1436805_36200332

http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102570933&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141212

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

 

Fixing education

One matter on which there is almost universal agreement is that the public sector education system in Pakistan is in desperate need of repair and rehabilitation. Nowhere in the country is this truer than in Balochistan, but there are reports of several lights at the end of the tunnel.Balochistan has the lowest enrolment rate nationally, with only two-thirds of all children going to school. Disaggregated, the picture is even bleaker.

Complete Story:  http://tribune.com.pk/story/805386/fixing-education/

 

Posthumous recognition: Waiting for their daughter’s Malala moment by Mureeb Mohmand

Another set of parents also watched the Nobel Ceremony aired from Oslo, Norwary, although with a heavy heart and a sliver of hope. Honey Javed, a young teacher at Askari Foundation School and College in Shabqadar, died on October 1 in a grenade attack at the institute. Her mother and Javed Khan, her father, are still in shock, barely able to talk about their daughter who was “everything to my family,” Javed had told The Express Tribune soon after her demise.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/805321/posthumous-recognition-waiting-for-their-daughters-malala-moment/

 

Use of mobile phone while teaching

The Punjab government banned the use of mobile phone for teachers during teaching. It has been observed during school visits of secretary education that the teachers are using excessively mobile phones while teaching.

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

 

Letters to the Editor

 

Malala vs mindset

Malala Yousafzai – the youngest-ever Nobel Peace prize recipient – was praised the world over by leaders like US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and facilitated even by Indian PM Narendra Modi. But, alas, neither our PM nor any other politicians issued any significant press statement and instead relied on short Twitter messages. The PPP, however, was an exception. Complete Story:http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-289640-Malala-vs-mindset

 

Active students, clean city

Recently the students of SZABIST challenged the students of the Institute of Business Management (IOBM) to a street cleanup initiative. The activity was initially started by the students of Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture (IVS) and has now gone viral. The students of IVS had taken to cleaning and painting a street near their university. On December 05, the students of IOBM gathered together in the morning to clean the street near their university. The different societies of the university in collaboration with ‘Abdoz Arts’ were joined by dozens of students from the university. This is one of the many street cleanup projects that are springing all over Pakistan. It is good to see the students challenging one another for a better society.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/12-Dec-2014/active-students-clean-city

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-289644-New-mantra

 

Malala: the Nobel Prize winner

Malala, the victim of an attempted assassination by the Taliban in 2012, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with Kailash Satyarthi. Malala is the youngest person to have ever been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She has raised her voice for female education and peace all over the world. The Nobel Peace Prize is worth about $ 1.1 million and it was presented in the Norwegian capital of Oslo on December 10, 2014.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/12-Dec-2014/malala-the-nobel-prize-winner

 

Improve the education system

The undeveloped Pakistan is majorly caused by lack of education and poor education system is the ultimate reason behind it. Hence improved education system is mandatory for development.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-12&edition=ISL&id=1436812_81338455

 

Parking at BIEK

Recently I visited the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) and parked my motorcycle outside BIEK. When I returned, I saw three boys charging every motorcycle rider Rs 20 as parking fees.

I paid the fee but they did not provide me any receipt which indicates that this parking fee is not legal or authorised. I have noticed this practice for the past several months.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1150295/parking-at-biek