December 15, 2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

 

UK school launches project in Pakistan

The School of Wisdom, United Kingdom, has formally launched an innovative project in the education sector, claiming to invest over 2 billion pounds for improving lives of students of about 100,000 educational institutions in Pakistan. A ceremony was held at the Frontier Medical College here on Sunday. Dr Waseem Ahmed, director of School of Wisdom, told journalists that they had been targeting 100,000 schools, colleges and universities in Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-290272-UK-school-launches-project-in-Pakistan

 

Students of Landikotal College seek facilities

At least 300 students of the Government Degree College staged a protest to demand solution to problems. The students, led by Aman Ali Shinwari and Waqar Shinwari, marched from the main college to Landikotal bypass road. They were holding placards and banners inscribed with anti-administration slogans.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-290014-Students-of-Landikotal-college-seek-facilities

 

KP Ehtesab Commission turns a blind eye to school fraud

The Ehtesab Commission of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is faltering to investigate transfer of various government school buildings in the names of local influential people which caused hefty financial loss to the national exchequer. Well-placed sources told The Nation that the Ehtesab (accountability) Commission set up by the provincial government of PTI was indecisive to launch probe into the scandal and punish those who transferred ownership of various school buildings in the province to local influential people.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/15-Dec-2014/kp-ehtesab-commission-turns-a-blind-eye-to-school-fraud

 

New body keeps check on government schools in K-P

An independent monitoring unit (IMU) has inspected over 95% of government schools in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa since it was established earlier this year. This was shared by the Elementary and Secondary Education department in response to a question posed by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) lawmaker Uzma Khan in the K-P Assembly last week.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/805925/watchdog-new-body-keeps-check-on-government-schools-in-k-p/

 

Tall ambitions: ‘All schools to be furnished by June 2015’

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government aims to equip all government primary and secondary schools in the province with furniture by June 2015. While talking to The Express Tribune, K-P Elementary and Secondary Education Deputy Director Abdul Shakoor Khan claimed, in its efforts to revamp state schools, the government has bought furniture worth Rs2.5 billion. This includes desks, chairs, tables and benches which the department plans to provide to all government primary, middle, and secondary schools in K-P.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/806765/tall-ambitions-all-schools-to-be-furnished-by-june-2015/

http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2014-12-14/page-1/detail-11

 

BISEP introduces machine based marking: prof shafi

The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Peshawar is going to adopt machine based marking of the objective version of papers in secondary and higher secondary level examinations. Talking to APP, Chairman, BISE, Peshawar Professor Dr. Mohammad Shafi said that the initiative has been started as pilot project and would give result within two or three days. He said that besides minimizing mistakes it would also help in changing and correcting the papers.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=258206

 

Landowner evicts students, teachers from school in Peshawar

A Khappa villager has illegally evicted more than 100 students and teachers from the building of the Government Girls Primary School, Khappa Village on the outskirts of Peshawar. Landowner claims he had donated land for the educational institution ‘temporarily’

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=14_12_2014_007_006

 

 TEVTA sets up 10 job placement centers

The Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has set up 10 Vocational Counseling and Job Placement Centers in the province to make training delivery according to the market needs. These centers have been set up with the assistance of TVETA Reform Support Programmed, which is funded by the European Union and governments of Germany, Norway and Netherlands and being implemented by GIZ in Pakistan. The centers will also facilitate the graduates of the technical and vocational institutes in seeking employment.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-290015-TEVTA-sets-up-10-job-placement-centres

 

Youth Festival concludes at Islamia College University

The three-day mega Youth Festival concluded at the historic Islamia College University wherein more than 1,000 talented male and female students were awarded cash prizes and shields for their performance. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister Inayatullah Khan was chief guest at the concluding session of the event that was arranged by Islami Jamiat-i-Talaba (IJT). He along with the central chief of IJT Zubair Hafeez gave away prizes to the position-holder students of the five universities of the greater campus.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-290008-Youth-Festival-concludes-at-Islamia-College-University

 

Much-needed boost: K-P govt to loan Rs230m to Gomal University

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government will loan Rs230 million to Gomal University to help overcome the Rs600 million financial deficit faced by the institute. Gomal University Vice Chancellor Major General (retd) Hamid Shafique was addressing the Express Forum on Friday and said the loan may not be enough, but it would help solve issues faced by the university to some extent.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/805922/much-needed-boost-k-p-govt-to-loan-rs230m-to-gomal-university/

 

Red house on the yonder: The key won’t unlock the school’s door itself

A government primary school for girls in the chief minister’s constituency has remained shut for around two weeks, contradicting the provincial government’s claim of imposing an ‘education emergency’. Government Girls Primary School Chawki Darab in Nowshera has been locked by the landowner, depriving 400 girls from Chawki Darab and surrounding hamlets of the right to education. The owner of the land over which the school has been built, Syed Waseem Shah, told The Express Tribune he let the government construct the school on the assurance that it would employ two members of his family.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/805949/red-house-on-the-yonder-the-key-wont-unlock-the-schools-door-itself/

 

Monitoring visits to schools bu EDO

In monitoring visits to schools In Mansehra region, EDO expelled absent teachers and said there will be no sympathy for absent and irresponsible teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-15/page-5

 

Government to pay due increments

In an important meeting of Gulistan and Saiban teachers associations, it was argued that government did not provide the due increment to the teachers. The cased is staying in blocked service books.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-13-2014/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=12_09.gif

 

Notification for clarification of education certificates of medical students

There are over 20 thousand students studying in different medical colleges/institutions of the region. There is need to make clarification of their education institution. Mostly, students spend their day times in their jobs and spend in their educational institutions on evening.

Complete Story:  http://e.jang.com.pk/12-13-2014/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=12_18.gif

 

A meeting on establishment of University and medical college at Upper Dir

Provincial Finance Minister asked concerned department for report on establishment of a University and Medical college at upper Dir Region. The minister said to produced report on 2rd December 2014.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-13/page-5

 

Balochistan

 

Lack of teachers and vacant posts at Sanjadi

Government should take notice of vacant posts of teachers in educational institutions of area.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-15-2014/Quetta/page7.asp

 

Emergency action for education

Government is taking emergency urgent actions for the development in education sectors. Teachers should spend complete 5:30 hours for delivering in educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-15-2014/Quetta/page8.asp

 

Cancelation of Teachers’ Quota

Government teachers association Balochistan did protest against government for cancelling the fixed quota for enrollment/education expenses for teacher’s sons.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102575501&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20141215

 

Appointing junior teachers as in-charge is condemnable

Female teachers association said that appointing junior female teachers as in-charge of examination centers is condemnable. They have command over class four as superintendents.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-13-2014/Quetta/page3.asp

 

Lack of teachers influencing education system

Barriers in promotion of college teachers are condemnable. Lack of teachers in the educational institutions of the area is negatively affecting the education system of the province.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-13-2014/Quetta/page3.asp

 

Lack of facilities in hostels

Balochistan University has lack of Sui Gas facilities in male and female student’s hostel. Due to this students facing problem which preparing for exams.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-13-2014/Quetta/page3.asp

 

Need of Research in Balochi Department

Sangat Development Organization argued that there is need to establish research section on Balochi Department of Balochistan University.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-15-2014/Quetta/page7.asp

 

Malala Raised Pride of Pushtoons

Afghan Komi Moverment said that Malala has raised praise for the Pushtoons in the region through her Nobel Award.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102575499&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20141215

 

Strengthening Education is priority of Provincial Government, Secretary HEC

Secretary HEC said that strengthening of education system in the region is on priority of provincial government. Main purpose of education is capacity building of the nation.  Teachers should participate in training workshops for their capacity building.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-14-2014/quetta/page2.asp

 

Responsibilities should be given to DC in order to bring progress in education system, Survey

In a survey it was argued that, for progress in education sector the responsibilities of the districts should be hand over to Deputy Commissioner. The education system is in its poorest condition in the region.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-14-2014/quetta/page10.asp

 

Congratulation to Malala by Quetta Youth Organization

Quetta youth Organization congrates Malala for her Nobel Award and it was argued that Pashtun tradition is in favor of education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-13-2014/Quetta/page3.asp

 

Merit should be followed for hiring purposes, BNP

Baloch national Party said that government should appoint faithful official on seat of Chairman Balochistan Public Commission. Teachers should be appointed on merit through transparent commissions.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-13-2014/Quetta/page7.asp

 

Education Development at Kachhi

Begum Shahnawaz Shoukat said that teachers should faithfully do their responsibilities in education sector. Everyone has to work for the progress of education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-13-2014/Quetta/page8.asp

 

AJ&K/GB/FATA

 

AJK will be center of excellence in Education, President

President Azad Jammu and Kashmir said that, AJK will be a center of excellence in education for all over the world. Teachers should devote themselves in delivering education to the students. It will bring betterment in the education standards of the region.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-13/page-5

 

Vacant posts for Islamiat teacher

Various posts of Islamiat Teachers are vacant in middle schools of KP region. With collaboration of provincial minister the most of teachers’ professional issues will be resolved.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102574272&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20141214

 

Violence of students and teachers

Four people violently tried to occupy a government girls’ primary school building in Takh Bhai. During their attack they committed violence on school head master and watchman.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102574319&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20141214

 

Islamabad

 

FDE daily-wage staffers continue their protest

Scores of daily-wage teaching and non-teaching staff of the Federal Directorate of Education-run schools and colleges continued with their protest against denial of salary and service regularisation for fifth day on Sunday. The protest was staged outside the National Press Club. The protesters’ action committee had decided that a sit-in would be staged from 9a.m. to 5p.m. outside the main FDE offices during the working days and outside the National Press Club at weekends.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-290181-FDE-daily-wage-staffers-continue-their-protest

 

FDE centralized exams in February

The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) will conduct the centralised annual examination of fifth grade and scholarship examination for eighth grade in the second week of February 2015. Students of private educational institutions registered with Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority are also eligible to sit the examinations, according to a relevant official.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-290020-FDE-centralised-exams-in-February

 

New syllabus likely to reach schools in April

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has finally moved forward to bring changes to national curriculum in the light of the Prime Minister’s recent directives.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=15_12_2014_151_005

 

AIOU central library opened for general public

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has decided to link its Central Library which is open for general public, with modernized and automation system, says a press release. The university will provide best library facilities to the readers through online automatic digital system, this was stated by the Vice Chancellor Dr. Shahid Siddiqui while presiding over a meeting held here to discuss ways means to upgrade the library facilities. Timing of the library has been extended forthwith, and the now it will remain open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on all working days, including Saturday. During the summer, the library will remain open till 8 p.m.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-290023-AIOU-central-library-opened-for-general-public

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/14-Dec-2014/aiou-s-central-library-opens-for-general-public

Daily Khabrain; Sunday; 14-12-2014; Page 2.

 

Freeze on new medical colleges to continue

The current freeze on the opening of new medical and dental educational institutions in the country will continue for two more years over an acute shortage of teachers. The development comes almost a fortnight before the three-year moratorium imposed at the start of 2011 by the national watchdog of medical education and practice, PMDC, expires.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-290027-Freeze-on-new-medical-colleges-to-continue

http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201412130413&EN_ID=11201412130140&EMID=11201412130059

http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=258080

http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/13-Dec-2014/pm-dc-extends-moratorium-on-new-colleges

 

Standardization of medical education discussed

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

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-289839-Standardisation-of-medical-education-discussed

 

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-6-289831-Zardari-calls-Malala-the-pride-of-Pakistan

http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/13-Dec-2014/zardari-terms-malala-pride-of-pakistan

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-13/page-3

 

Winter vacation from 26th

The federal government schools and colleges in the capital city will be closed for six days at the end of the current month on account of winter vacation. As disclosed by a relevant Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) official, the over 400 educational institutions overseen by the directorate will begin on December 26 and end on December 31.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-290028-Winter-vacation-from-26th

 

A roundtable discussion by Peace, Education and Development (PEAD) Foundation 

A roundtable discussion was organized by Peace, Education and Development (PEAD) Foundation in partnership with Coalition for the Rights of Minorities Pakistan (CRMP) on ‘Religion & Human Rights; Theory & Practice’ on Saturday, says a press release. The event was attended by minority community representatives, parliamentarians, students, educational institutions academia, media representatives, civil society organizations, and minorities groups. The discussion was held with reference to International Human Rights day.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-290030-Govt-urged-to-control-deteriorating-human-rights-situation-in-country

 

365 students awarded degrees at Bahria University convocation

The role of universities and institutions has gained significant importance to help impart requisite education to students and fostering competencies to make them better and productive citizens of Pakistan. The Bahria University is taking necessary initiatives required for research activities. Scholarly research work and other forums of creative endeavours are essential for sustained intellectual growth of any higher education institution.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-290184-365-students-awarded-degrees-at-Bahria-University-convocation

 

Malala’s struggle increased support for girls education in Swat: Buddies

Awareness and support for girls education increased in Swat after Malala’s struggle for education got international acclamation, as  Yousafzai demonstrated an exemplary courage and conviction so unequivocally for the cause of education, specifically girls education. Shazia Ramzan and Kainat Riaz, friends of Malala Yousafzai who were also shot when Malala was attacked in 2012, remarked this during an event in Islamabad on Friday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/13-Dec-2014/malala-s-struggle-increased-support-for-girls-education-in-swat-buddies

 

Step-motherly treatment: Social sciences—a neglected and forsaken discipline

The rift between natural and social sciences is not just a said phenomenon but is an actual occurrence that roots deep into societal preferences, market-driven choices and government attitude. Almost a month ago, talking to vice-chancellors of various universities, Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal had stressed the importance of having social science subjects in university curricula.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/806908/step-motherly-treatment-social-sciences-a-neglected-and-forsaken-discipline/

 

Fulfilling Malala’s mission, still a long way

Kainat and Shazia, two close friends and former class fellows of the youngest-ever Nobel peace laureate from Pakistan Malala Yousafzai have expressed their determination to realize Malala’s dream of education for girls. Addressing a ceremony to celebrate Nobel Prize for Malala here on Friday they vowed to forward their former class fellow’s mission and enkindle flame of education in far and wide of Pakistan in general and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in particular. The reception ceremony was jointly organized by the Right to Education (RTE) team at Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) along with all alliance members.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=258085      

 

Protest against incomplete construction of school

People did protest against incomplete construction of a school building at Fateh Jung. They said that the contracted left it incomplete and gone. They said if no action will be taken then they will do protest after DCO office.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-15&edition=ISL&id=1441765_35685960

 

31 nominations of HEC board to Ministry of Education

Names of 31 proposed members of board of HEC sent to Ministry of Education. There are 5 seats vacant in for the required board members.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102576280&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20141215

 

School land cannot be allotted privately, SC

Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) said that School land cannot be allotted to anyone privately. After this decision SCP make LHC decision not applicable.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-13&edition=LHR&id=1439100_95913256

 

A special fund for extra curriculum activities

An NGO ‘Hope’ made a contract with education department to organize extra curriculum activates. In this regard it was to collect 20 rupees from head masters of schools for each student.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-13&edition=ISL&id=1438505_90423336

 

Two million school leavers in Punjab

In Punjab there are 2 million children who left their school. 40-45 thousands who left belongs to Rawalpindi and 30 thousand children take admission in the Rawalpindi Division.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102574812&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141214

 

QAU announced bachelors’ results

Quaid-i-Azam University announced results of BS part 1. 37 students passed and 345 failed in the exams from four colleges of Islamabad.

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http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-13/page-3

 

Institutions to closed on Saturday

Islamabad and Rawalpindi administration notified that all educational institutions would remain close on 20th Safar.

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Development of HU Islamabad Campus

Director General Hamdard University Islamabad, said that the building construction will be starting very soon in future. There are nearly 1300 students enrolled in the Islamabad Campus.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-13/page-3

 

Lack of furniture in Girls College

There are only 400 chairs for 700 students of Girls College at Pindkhep. The administration sent their report to secretary Punjab through DCO office for their requirements but no initiative has undertaken by the concerned officials.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-13/page-4

 

Punjab

 

PEF completes quality assurance test in 15 districts

The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has successfully completed holding of preliminary quality assurance test (QAT) in 15 different districts in Punjab. Some 981 private schools in these districts appeared in this test. According to a hand out on Sunday, the PEF spokesman said this test is held for low-cost private schools intending of partnership with the PEF under expansion phase 9 of its foundation assisted school programme of free education for the children from indigent strata.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-290157-PEF-completes-quality-assurance-test-in-15-districts

http://nation.com.pk/lahore/15-Dec-2014/981-schools-appear-in-pef-qat-test

http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=258097

http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-15/page-12/detail-4

 

Teachers training program launched

in line with the objectives of the national educational policy to ensure quality education, continuous professional development program (CPDP) of the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has launched a rigorous program of teachers training of partnering schools. The program aims at standardizing school teachers through their capacity building.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-289989-Teachers-training-programme-launched

http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=258151

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http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-14/page-12/detail-2

 

Punjab government ‘fully supporting PEF’

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has fully supported the public-private partnership model of Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) for extending opportunities of free education to the children of disfranchised segments at the grassroots. He has provided ample funds to extend the free education programmes at the doorsteps of needy students. Due to the continuous patronage and support of the Punjab government, the PEF is playing a leading role in achieving the targets of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by promoting school education and enabling every child to go to school without any fear of expenditures.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-289829-Punjab-government-fully-supporting-PEF

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/14-Dec-2014/punjab-govt-fully-supporting-pef-gratis-education-programme-md-pef

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-13/page-2

 

Education dept to regularise 600 contractual employees

Education department has decided to regularise 600 contract employees of Rawalpindi division. Under the directives of the Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif a committee has been constituted under commissioner Rawalpindi Zahid Saeed in this regard. Director colleges Professor Hummayun Iqbal and deputy director colleges Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Chakwal and Attock will be members of this committee.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/13-Dec-2014/education-dept-to-regularise-600-contractual-employees

 

FCC postpones today’s exams in the wake of PTI’s protest

The Forman Christian College University has postponed the exams scheduled for today (Monday) at campus in the wake of PTI protest call. Registrar and Dean Prof Dr Hamid Shahid told APP here Sunday that on every week end around 700 to 800 students residing in hostels go to their homes and most probably, it will be difficult for them to return to college tomorrow due to blockade of roads.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/15-Dec-2014/fcc-postpones-today-s-exams-in-the-wake-of-pti-s-protest

 

Education in Pakistan needs revolution

University of Education Vice Chancellor Dr Faizul Hassan has said that revolutionary steps are needed for the betterment of education sector. “Education and research is only a scale to measure progress and sovereignty of any other country in the world,” the VC said while addressing a training workshop on quality assurance conducted by Quality Enhancement Cell on Friday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/13-Dec-2014/education-in-pakistan-needs-revolution

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SLS students march to mark Human Rights Day

Students of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School, Satellite Town Senior Campus, celebrated Human Rights Day this week, says a press release. The chief guest for the event was Shaista Shahid who has been in the field of education for the past 30 years, and is the person responsible for developing the curriculum on Human Rights for the Ministry of Education.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-289838-SLS-students-march-to-mark-Human-Rights-Day

 

PEF award ceremony

PUNJAB Education Foundation (PEF) Managing Director Dr. Aneela Salman has said that Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif has fully supported the public-private partnership model of Punjab Education Foundation for extending opportunities of free education to the children of marginalised segments at the grassroots.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-289808-PEF-award-ceremony

http://nation.com.pk/lahore/13-Dec-2014/pef-prize-distribution-ceremony

 

Teachers protested on late sitting

Different teachers association at Federal state did protest for working from 8am to 5pm today at schools for ensuring the 100% attendance.

Complete Story:  http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-15&edition=LHR&id=1441818_50287286

 

Enrolment of 59 thousand children

Secretary literacy department, Dr. Pervaiz Ahmad Khan, said that Government has enrolled nearly 59,000 children in pursuing its emergency enrollment program.

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http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-13/page-12/detail-9

 

Increments for teachers demanded

After receiving higher education, the school teachers are not receiving the increments. Lahore high court asked Chief Secretary Punjab and Secretary Schools Education for the explanation of not to provide any increment for highly educated school teachers.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2014-12-13/page-8/detail-6

 

Campuses in Lahore to remain open despite PTI protest

The public and private educational institutions in Lahore will remain open despite the PTI’s shutdown call on Monday (today), which has created a dicey situation for students and their parents. According to information received through different official sources, the Punjab government has conveyed its verbal orders to administrations of schools, colleges and universities to keep all educational institutions open on Monday. It has also issued directions not to reschedule any exam or test currently in progress.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-290265-Campuses-in-Lahore-to-remain-open-despite-PTI-protest

 

Education conference begins in Lahore

An education conference kicked off at a local hotel here on Saturday in which educationists from different countries are participating. The conference is organised by the Association for Academic Quality in which educationists from Pakistan, USA, UK, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, South Africa etc are also participating.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-290050-Education-conference-begins-in-Lahore

 

Call to align education with Islamic teachings

The two-day 4th International Conference on Islamic Education (ICIE) under the title of “Vision for the Future” concluded here at a local hotel on Sunday. Distinguished scholars and educationists from the country and abroad addressed the moot held under the aegis of the Association for Academic Quality (AFAQ). According to a press release, ICIE Founder Meggot Muhammad Amin, a noted Malaysian educationist, said in his speech that the modern world was a global village in which people from around the world had many things in common.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-290161-Call-to-align-education-with-Islamic-teachings

http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2014-12-13/page-8/detail-32

http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2014-12-14/page-18

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Tevta starting short courses for jobless youth

TEVTA chief Irfan Qaiser Shaikh Friday said youth can play an important role in boosting the national economy and growth of the industry. According to a press release issued on Friday, the TEVTA chief said the TEVTA is starting three and six months duration short courses for jobless youth.Addressing a certificate distribution ceremony held at Rising Sun Institute for Special Children, Defence the TEVTA chief said the courses are being offered with the recommendations of the industry and TEVTA is, now, devising the mechanism to involve all stake-holders for making policies and ensure their implementation to obtain the desired outcomes.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-289814-Tevta-starting-short-courses-for-jobless-youth

 

Imposition of theatre fund on students protested

Students and their parents have voiced strong protest against imposition of theatre fund at the rate of Rs 20 per student by district education department in all the schools of district Rawalpindi in connivance with an NGO. Sources said that education department Rawalpindi had awarded contract to an NGO for staging plays in connection with campaign for awareness of knowledge and anti-dengue steps. It has been made binding on headmaster of every school to collect theatre fee from every student of respective school at the rate of Rs 20 each and make payment of this fund equal to the total students of respective school to the NGO.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/14-Dec-2014/imposition-of-theatre-fund-on-students-protested

 

Imran Khan advises PML-N to invest in education system

Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan today said education is the only key to success in any society. Addressing the conference at NUML University, Khan said that one should burn all bridges while embarking on the journey to achieve something big.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/13-Dec-2014/imran-khan-advises-pml-n-to-invest-in-education-system

http://tribune.com.pk/story/806549/learn-to-lead-inclusive-education-key-to-bright-future-says-imran/

http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=258147

 

Pindi education institutes remain closed due to Chehlum

The city district government Rawalpindi (CDGR) has declared December 13 (today) a holiday in all the educational institutions in tehsil Rawalpindi on account of the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA).

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/13-Dec-2014/pindi-edu-institutes-remain-closed-today

 

‘Unregistered’ collages flourishing in Chakwal

As the Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) and universities concerned keep their eyes shut, unregistered and fake campuses and private colleges are continuing to play havoc with the future of thousands of students.

Complete Story:  http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=14_12_2014_154_002

 

UAF students protest expulsion notices

Nearly 200 students of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad on Friday staged a demonstration against proceedings initiated by the university for their expulsion. The students gathered at Jail Road and blocked it for traffic. Talking to newsmen, Abu Bakar Amin, Nauman Gujjar and Usama Gulshad said they had protested against the UAF administration two months ago over arbitrary enhancement in fees and allocating two boys’ hostels for girls.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/806076/uaf-students-protest-expulsion-notices/

 

Fresh graduates of agriculture varsity yet to get laptops:

Fresh graduates from the Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University claimed that they were being deprived of laptops under the Prime Minister’s youth scheme.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=15_12_2014_152_010

 

High Level Monitoring Visits to ensure students enrollment

Education Department announced to conduct monitoring visits at High Level to ensure the students enrollment. For this purpose, they instructed all public/private schools to be opening all the day.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-15/page-1/detail-23

 

USAID Scholarships to OUB Students

USAID to grant 10 scholarships to students of “The Islamia University of Bahawalpur” for higher education. In this regard, interviews are continues to finalize the nominations.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2014-12-15/page-3

 

Punjab Teachers’ Association meeting on Promotions

Punjab Teachers Association organized a meeting of discussing the professional and promotion in service issues if teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-15/page-9

 

Medical colleges closed without notification

On annual Datta Gunj Bux ceremony, provincial government given holidays for the celebration of that event but that notification was not applicable on medical colleges. Announced holidays were applicable not for the medical institutions.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-14-2014/lahore/pic.asp?picname=53.gif

 

Old system of Practical Examination is discouraging

In an urgent meeting by Pakistan Education Council for Private Schools it was argued that reviving the old system of practical examination is discouraging for intelligent students.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-13&edition=LHR&id=1439464_40334695

 

Report on education enrollment

HEC Punjab send notification to educational institutions for report on student enrollments. A performa sent to director colleges. Students enrollments will be recorded in these documents.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-14-2014/multan/page2.asp

  

Affiliation of COTHM with PU for M.A degree program

College of Tourism and Hospitality Management got affiliation with Punjab University for offering their Masters’ degree program. Through this degree, we will be able to bear international challenges of this field.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2014-12-13/page-9

 

Sindh

 

Protest against Ghost Teachers

A protest was organized by SUP and other local people at Baqrani District Larkana. They all had tied black strips on their arms and protested before press club demanding to take action against Ghost Teachers. On the occasion Mr. Sabir Jarwar told that due to Ghost Teachers Education is affected a lot and Higher Authorities are engaged in taking bribes from these Teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130218114&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141213

 

School building dilapidated and tumbled down

District Mirpur Khas: School building of village Sufi Faqir was in old condition and it suddenly tumbled down. The villagers have protested against responsible authorities who did not take any action before its falling. They told that many times they had informed higher authorities to take notice, but no response was observed.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130218329&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141213

 

Teachers’ attendance getting improved after actions against them: Jamal Mustafa

Commissioner Benazir Abad Mr. Jamal Mustafa has stated in a meeting program that after actions against Ghost Teachers, they have improved their attendance in the schools. They have become regular now and Ghost Schools are being restored due to increase in Teachers attendance. Further he added, still actions against Ghost Teachers and supervisors are in process, as they would be identified, their reports would be sent to higher authorities.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130218349&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141213

http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-12-13/news/page2/1%20(24).htm

(Daily Awami Awaz page no 5)

 

Education Department demanded record of 2194 illegally appointed Teachers

District Qamber Shahdadkot: Deputy Secretary Schools (one) has demanded the record of 2194 illegally appointed Teachers and Lower staff in Education Department by issuing letter to DO. The notices have been displayed in front of the offices of Taluka Offices. It is also reported that former DOs and EDOs have been issued notices to explain the matter.

Complete Story: (Daily Kawish Page No 2)

 

Protest for appointment of Teachers in the schools

Many schools in the rural areas of District Mirpur Khas are closed due to non-availability of Teachers. Villagers have protested for the appointment of 319 newly NTS pass Teachers and have demanded for their joining in these schools.

Complete Story: (Daily Kawish Page No 5)

 

180 NTS Pass Teachers got appointment orders

District Tando Muhammad Khan:   A program was organized at DC office where number of personalities were called to attend the program of offering joining orders to the newly NTS pass Teachers. 180 Teachers were given the joining orders of for the Teaching posts. On the occasion PPP MPA Mr. Aijaz shah told that 280 Ghost Schools have been restored and teaching process would be started there through these Teachers.

Complete Story: (Daily Awami Awaz Page No. 7)

Repeat (Daily Umat Page No 8)

 

High School Nasirabad under problems

According to the reports High School Nasirabad District Qamber Shahdadkot is under problems and students are worried. No programs are organized for the students and sports activities funds are taken away, whereas sewerage water has surrounded school ground.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-12-13/news/page2/1%20(5).htm

 

Workshop on Education by Alif Ailaan and Thardeep NGO

With the collaboration of Alif Ailaan and social NGO Thardeep a workshop on Education was organized at Government Girls School Jamshoro. On the occasion DO Education Mr. Ghulam Sarwar Mallah said; social organizations have strengthened morality of common people for Education. DO Elementary Mr. Hameed Qureshi said, there is shortage of furniture and other basic facilities in the schools that must be sufficed.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-12-13/news/page3/1%20(10).htm

Illegal Appointments: 2194 Teachers submit their files

District Qamber Shahdadkot:  On the directives of Mr. Dadlo Zuhrani Deputy Secretary Education (one), the Education office remained engaged in collecting files from the Teachers who were alleged to be illegally appointed. 2194 Teachers have submitted their duty file in the offices for further confirmation. On contact, Taluka Education Officer Mr. Anees Ul Rahman has declared that files will be submitted to the office of Deputy Secretary on Monday.

Complete Story: (Daily Kawish Page No 2)

 

Director Hyderabad disowns decision of reverting Taluka Education Officers

Some days ago Taluka Education Officers were reverted to the posts of Head Master by the Director Hyderabad. But the decision of reverting them is taken back by favoring Management Cadre System. On contact, Director has acknowledged that it was his mistaken decision in the absence of Secretary Education because yet he has not received any court order. On the other hand GSTA has decided to knock the door of Court against Director Hyderabad.

Complete Story: (Daily Kawish Page No 14)

 

College construction work incomplete

The construction work of Degree College Bulri Shah Kareem is still incomplete. The contractor does not pay attention on work and does not visit the site. Due to carelessness, thieves have stolen away Windows, Doors and electric material and higher authorities are quiet in this matter and do not take notice.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130218523&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141214

 

Students stood against Principal Degree College

The students of Degree College Bhan Saeed Abad have protested and alleged that Principal of their college is blackmailer; he is doing his duty in three colleges at one time. They also have alleged that he has taken away funds of college through corruption. They have demanded to take action against him and save their education.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130218561&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141214

 

210 Schools of Naushehro Feroz turn to stockpile and Sitting places

According to the reports, 210 Schools, girls and boys, are closed and turned to stockpiles and sitting places of the villagers. These schools are being used to keep grain and other filed materials. Most of the schools are occupied by the landlords and other influential people. Many of the school have been shown in the records as running, but their condition is crumbling and decaying. The closed schools include, Girls school Razi Khan Khoso, Sher Muhammad Sabki, Allahyar Khoso, Qadir Bux Burio, Gul Hassan Lighari and many others. On contact, Taluka Education Officer Mr. Mumtaz Ali told that his efforts are continue to restore these Ghost Schools.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130218704&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141214

 

Notification to revert Taluka Education Officers to pervious posts

Sindh High Court suspended Management Cadre System and issued notification to revert Taluka Education Officers to their previous positions. It is reported that Sindh High Court has notified to revert 132 Officers of 23 different Districts by appointing Assistant District Officers according to old policy. Education department implemented the Court decision by following old system.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_13122014224040.jpg

 

GSTA alleged Secretary Education

GSTA President Mr. Ashraf Khaskheli has alleged that Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho himself is Ghost; his decision of imposing Management Cadre System was against Teachers and Court has justified it by suspending. He also declared that for other demands, they are making strategy and they would start movement.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_13122014224040.jpg

 

37 Schools closed at District Jamshoro: Workshop report

A Social organization Thurdeep organized workshop on the title of Parents’ Unity. A survey report of 8 Union Councils was presented in the workshop mentioning that in 8 Union Councils total number of households is 24584 where 59,993 children of 5 to 16 years of age live and out of that 34,101 children are deprived of Education. The total number of schools in 8 UCs is 214 and out that 37 schools are completely closed having 40% shortage of water, electricity and other basic facilities. Addressing to workshop District Education Officer Mr. Ghulam Sarwar Mallah briefed that efforts are being taken for restoring these Ghost Schools.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-12-14/news/page3/1%20(45).htm

 

District Education Officer visited Schools

District Naushehro Feroz: Education Officer Mr. Aijaz Ahmed Soomro had a surprise visit of Government Girls High School 2 and Government Girls High School Naushehro Feroz. On that occasion, he visited classes and enquired from students about Scholarship Stipend. Most of the students told that scholarship is not given to them.

Complete Story: (Daily Umat page no 12)

E.D.Os call for 13 Ghost Teachers

Thirteen Ghost Teachers from U.C Kaloi, U.C Khetlari and U.C Bhataro were called in the office of E.D.O Deplo Mr. Aijaz Babar. The action is taken against them after News displayed on social media.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130218801&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141215

 

Thieves stole away 40 computers from School

40 Computers have been stolen away from Government High School village Babar Wada near Kot Diji District Khairpur Mirs by the unidentified thieves. It is also doubted that school management is involved in this matter, whereas Police is looking into matter.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130218803&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141215

 

Education conference at Islamia College

Education conference was organized at Islamia College Auditorium District Badin by former Deputy Secretary Mr. Mir Muhammad Parhyar. It was demanded in the conference that Government employees should admit their children in Government Schools. Mr. Professor Hayat Keerio said that Sindh Education is on the verge of devastation and destruction; high corruption is found in the department. District Committees were formed to manage Education matters.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130218866&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141215

 

MTAS Teachers protest before grave of father of Secretary Education

Hundreds of Teachers of Mehran Teachers Association Sindh protested before the grave of father of Secretary Education for their 10 point charter of demand. They have alleged that Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho is politically supported bureaucrat and corrupt person, but his father was honest teacher.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130218978&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141215

http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-12-15/news/page3/1%20(56).htm

 

Protest for School building repairing

The members of Shaheen Development Organization Qubo Saeed Khan District Qamber Shahdadkot protested for repairing work of Girls High School. They demanded from Senior Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro to take notice.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-12-15/news/page2/1%20(23).htm

 

Teacher’s self run School, a role model and mirror for Ghost Teachers

Mr. Asghar Chang is Teacher at his village Akri Chodagi District Khairpur Mirs, but due to lack of basic facilities and other resources he even pays from his pocket for the school stationary and books for students. He is dedicated Teacher and a role model for children and mirror for Ghost Teachers. After coming from school, he remains engaged in wall chalking, by writing instructions and quotations for Ghost Teachers. He leaves effective messages on the walls. He wishes to see Sindh Education developed.

Complete Story: http://www.awamiawaz.com/epaper/fullsize/Page-01.jpg

 

Girls Primary School closed since 18 years

Girls Primary School village Ahmed Pur District Khairpur Mirs is closed since 18 years; girls are worried for their right of Education. School building was constructed in 1996, but since then no Teachers and other staff is seen. School building is used for storage of grain and field material. Villagers have told that they have informed higher authorities, but no any positive result is seen.

Complete Story: http://www.awamiawaz.com/epaper/fullsize/Page-02.jpg

 

Awami conference at Kandiaro for Education promotion

A seminar was organized at Kandiaro District Naushehro Feroz by Jamiat Ul mai Islam for promotion and development of Education. While addressing to conference Mr. Rahmat Ul Allah Balal said, Ghost Teachers should perform their duties with honesty and no one would aim at them. Corruption and political involvement has destroyed Education. Schools have been sitting places of landlords and villagers. Ghost Teachers are engaged in their personal works. We have to step forward in order to save Education of Sindh. It is a big challenge for all of us to promote and take out Education from ground level.

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

 

 

Over 150 education projects costing over Rs 37 billion

In Sindh, over 150 schemes costing more than Rs 37 billion are being carried out across the province in education sector to enhance girls’ enrolment, reopen closed schools, improving standard of the education and ensuring basic amenities at the educational institutes in the province. Reports said that over 900 schools are being upgraded from primary to the middle schools.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/15-Dec-2014/over-150-education-projects-costing-over-rs-37-billion

http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=258223

 

Body to finalise land for Jacobabad cadet college

The Sindh government has constituted a six-member committee to finalise the land site for Cadet College Jacobabad. Establishment of the college was proposed in the Annual Development Programme for 2014-15.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-289966-Body-to-finalise-land-for-Jacobabad-cadet-college

 

Poor girl puts resourceful education dept to shame

A destitute and handicapped girl of a remote village of Mirpurkhas is running a shanty school at her own. Village Minajee Dhani, having approximately 450 houses, is about 100 kilometres from Mirpurkhas and devoid of every basic amenity whatsoever, a government school as well. Disabled Aasoo Bai, who uses crutches, offered support to her impoverished neighbours in providing education to their children. The number has now reached 336.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-289773-Poor-girl-puts-resourceful-education-dept-to-shame

 

‘For change, try educating children in their own language’

The government must make arrangements for imparting education in the national language and regional mother tongues and take teachers on board while drafting a new education policy. This was agreed by speakers at a meeting of the Hamdard Shura of Karachi held on Thursday with the theme “Outdated and Class-based Education System is an Impediment in Progress of the Nation”.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-289784-For-change-try-educating-children-in-their-own-language

 

Absence of research work in Pakistani universities deplored

‘Pakistani graduates are well educated and performing well nationally and internationally, but what we lack is the active research work in the universities.’ Member Space and Technology, SUPARCO, Dr Sajid Mirza said this as chief guest at the inaugural session of 4th International Research Conference on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-289976-Absence-of-research-work-in-Pakistani-universities-deplored

 

KMC administrator pleased over schools’ improving standard

Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui has expressed pleasure over improving standard of education in the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation-run (KMC) schools. Talking to a delegation of teachers of the KMC’s model schools here on Sunday, he said that majority of the students at the KMC schools bagged A and A-One grades with over 80 per cent marks in 9th Class’s examinations. He said that the KMC administration will not only make effort to maintain this standard of education, but also further improve it. The students who got high marks will be given prizes. The administrator further said that steps are being taken to promote the trend of competition in curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=258219

 

GU students attend ‘hostile environment’ training

Students of the media studies department of the Greenwich University attended a workshop on hostile environment training at the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Elite Training Centre in Razzakabad on Thursday. The objective of the training was to enable future media representatives to deal with professional hazards and threats.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-289780-GU-students-attend-hostile-environment-training

 

University students take up the fight for women’s rights

More often than not, women are kept in the dark about their legal rights with respect to marriage, divorce and child custody. To counter this, an interactive seminar on family laws in Pakistan was held at Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (Szabist) on Sunday. The awareness session, organised under the university’s Community Empowerment and Legal Awareness Programme, was attended by NGO representatives and civil society members.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/806820/university-students-take-up-the-fight-for-womens-rights/

 

Conditional help: M Phil, PhD students forced to quit jobs or return laptops

Students of various universities pursuing their M Phil and PhD are being forced by the respective varsity administrations to either quit their jobs or return the laptops given to them under the Prime Minister’s progamme through the Higher Education Commission (HEC). Students pursuing M Phil and PhD at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Sukkur, and Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Khairpur, told The Express Tribune that the laptops were given to them under the Prime Minister’s programme as assistance in research work.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/806046/conditional-help-m-phil-phd-students-forced-to-quit-jobs-or-return-laptops/

 

GIS training at Sindh Agriculture University

Engineering Department of Sindh Agriculture University in collaboration with ENGRO foods organized a training workshop on Geographical Information System. It is a helpful tool for monitoring of crops.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102575558&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20141215

 

Good Education Achievement at Baldia of Karachi

Administrator Rauf Akhtar said that Provincial Government has established 25,000 model schools in Sindh since 2009. Schools at Baldia producing good results in Examinations. Most of the students are receiving A Grades.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-12-15/page-3

 

Commissioners’ visit to Khadija Higher Secondary School

On the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan, Commissioner visited Khadija Higher Secondary School Hyderabad for construction of its building in attached area of Hasrat Mohani University.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-15-2014/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_21.gif

 

Vacant seats of Students under Self-Finance

A number of seats based on self-finance are vacant for students at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-15-2014/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_22.gif

 

Newly built school building  near to collapse

Due to corruption, the officials earned a lot but did not pay attention to construction process of new building of a school. The new building is near to get down.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-15-2014/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_13.gif

 

Protest against CCTV cameras in examination halls

Students of B.A and BSc broke several CCTV cameras in their protest against administration in Shaheed Benazirabad University. The University administration placed CCTV cameras in examination rooms to catch students who use illegal means during examination.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-15-2014/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_14.gif

 

Protest against suspension from job

Expelled employees of Sindh University continued their protest against suspension. They requested the senior officials to take notice of the situation.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-15-2014/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=09_15.gif

 

Technical Training should be introduced at Madarris

Federal Minister for postal services said that govern should inaugurate technical training programs for Madarris for the capacity building regarding modern sciences.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-13&edition=KCH&id=1438932_97964494

 

Training workshop organized for teachers

Private school organizations organized training workshops for the teachers. Teachers from more than 50 schools participated in workshop and learned advance-teaching methodology.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-15&edition=KCH&id=1442298_89037895

 

Un-notified paper of Computer Science

In an exam held by Shah Abdul Latif University, suddenly after taking English paper the examination administrators at examinations centers announced to hold the BSC computer Science, paper consecutively. Most of them went to their home as protest.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-15&edition=KCH&id=1442218_47108535

 

Corruption in 44 Universities, reveals Federal Audit Report

Federal Audit report 2013/14 revealed that irregularities found in working of 44 government universities and higher education sectors. Only 35% plans completed as proposed by public accounts committee.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-13-2014/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=1813.gif

 

Protest on name of the University

Sindh Shagir Tehrik did protest against name of “Altaf Hussain University”. Amenably as passed bill of 6 new universities in the name of Altaf Hussain which condemnable.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-13-2014/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=09_15.gif

 

Opinions/ Editorials

 

Stunted development

States mature and grow — develop — because governments put in place policies that enable them to. Pakistan would be further down the development road if successive governments had done that consistently, and with all the weight of political and social will power that they had at their disposal. Today, Pakistan stands again at the portals of failure — this time the failure to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). A conference organised by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) titled “Pathways to sustainable development” concluded on December 11 and ended on a bleak note.

Tax exemptions are granted to the value of Rs900 billion — a sum that would revolutionise the education system were it recouped and spent wisely.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/806722/stunted-development/

 

Fixing higher education by Hussain Nadim

In my previous article, “Reforms in the education sector” (November 29), I discussed the quick reforms needed in the overall education sector that could provide a foundation for more extensive reforms. Building on that, since I have taught at the university level and understand the system from within, there are several reforms in the higher education sector that must be carried out if we are interested in reaping the dividends of the money that will be spent on the Higher Education Commission (HEC) this year — the highest ever in history with efforts of the federal minister for planning, development and reforms.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/805905/fixing-higher-education/

 

Nobel connects Pakistan and India by K. Iqbal

It was refreshing to see the youngest ever Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai sharing the Peace Prize with Mr Kailash Satyarthi from India. Both advocate child rights. Malala stands for promotion of universal right of child education; and Satyarthi for the abolition of child labour—both are intricately linked–if all children go to school, they will automatically not be subjected to labour. Though both these issues are non-existent in developed countries; some of their policies are the triggers and drivers of these malaises in developing countries. Socio-economic inequalities and cultural inhibitions present in developing countries provide a supporting and sustaining environment for depriving the children of rights.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/columns/15-Dec-2014/nobel-connects-pakistan-and-india

 

Malala’s mission and Pakistan by Inayatullah

I do recognize the reservations of certain Pakistanis about the rise of Malala as a world celebrity. Many of them link it with an international ploy. But it is in truth a remarkable story: Malala was steadfast about her right to go to school despite threats to her life. She was shot in the head and survived. The world admired her bravery and her determination to face the odds and continue her struggle to educate herself. The West may have found in her a likeable symbol of defiance of the Taliban’s ideology and bias against girls’ education.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/columns/13-Dec-2014/malala-s-mission-and-pakistan

 

Malala in our mirror by Mosharraf Zaidi

Can one achieve success without confidence? It is a tougher question than it looks. Obviously, you need to have achieved some success to be truly confident. More importantly, if you are confident, without having the tools to succeed, then your confidence may be better described as foolishness. Still, it seems difficult to conceive of the prospects for success in the absence of confidence. Let’s make this less abstract. For several years now, because of several factors, even the most foolish and overconfident Pakistanis admit that our country is in a real spot of bother. Realist nationalists concede that our troubles are much more complex than a spot of bother, and that they represent multilayered, intergenerational crises, each one more vexing than the other. Some of the more cancerous analysis then springboards from these crises, and questions the very foundation of Pakistani state and society.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-290089-Malala-in-our-mirror

 

The language of knowledge by Zubair Torwali

Whether curriculum needs to be in line with the cognitive needs and interests of the target group – children – or if it should be based on geopolitical and ideological wrangling is a question that has not been resolved in Pakistan yet. With such an immensely polarised society, the popular discourse never allows any consideration of the country’s religious, cultural and linguistic diversity. Education in Pakistan is sandwiched between the political ideologies of political parties, pressure groups and extremist outfits. A study of education policymaking in Pakistan clearly shows that it has always favoured the ‘religious extreme right’ and the ‘bourgeoisie’ – and that both safeguard each other’s interests. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-290201-The-language-of-knowledge

 

Engineers, doctors and… teachers?

Becoming a teacher in Pakistan is somewhat accidental and often circumstantial. I am yet to meet anyone, anyone at all, who while being a student (during his or her undergraduate days or perhaps, even in high school) would say I want to become a teacher in a school. There may be many reasons, perhaps most of them very valid, for not opting for this profession. Nonetheless, it does leave the system all the more poorer as becoming a teacher is not a viable career choice.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/805866/engineers-doctors-and-teachers/

 

At least 10 thousand schools required at Balochistan By:  Shehzad Chughtai

Balochistan is considered a backward province, where the educational institutes are not enough for the population of province. The CM Dr. Abdul Malik announced the construction of new educational institutes in Balochistan.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-12-14/page-9

 

The Cure: Education By: Shahrezad Samiuddin

EVERY educated Pakistani (and many an uneducated one) knows that a large part of the current crisis facing our nation can be put down to the much-harped-about-and-little-done-about problem of illiteracy. Pakistan’s literacy figures indicate that the government must act now on a war footing to boost school enrolments, and improve school facilities and the quality of education.

And now, a look at the bleak education landscape and the stark challenges ahead. According to a report compiled by Alif Ailaan (an alliance that is campaigning to get more Pakistani children into schools), there are an estimated 25 million children in the country, aged between five and 16 years, who ought to be attending school but are not or, rather, cannot. Of these, 11.4 million are boys while 13.7 million are girls.

 

 Letters to the Editor

 

 Dream a better city

In a city like ours where there’s a school standing in almost every corner of Karachi, it is appalling to see that the city hits every mark of an illiterate society. How we fail to see the irony here? Shouldn’t society have educated minds with so many schools around? Trash, filth and garbage on every road, lack of civic sense, jumping queues might seem like trivial things but these are the hallmarks of an illiterate society. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-290191-Dream-a-better-city

 

 Unqualified and incompetent

I applied as Asst. Professor (BPS 19) in the subject of Library Science at the department Library and Information Science (LIS) University of Peshawar, against an advertisement published in the national dailies. The required qualification for the said post was Ph.D. in Library Science or M.Phil. plus 4 years teaching experience in the relevant subject. Five of the applicants were shortlisted in which 2 were Ph.Ds. including myself, and the other 3 were M. Phils.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/15-Dec-2014/unqualified-and-incompetent

 

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.

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