December 16, 2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

 

TTP militants storm Peshawar school; 131 killed, more than 100 injured

In one of the most deadliest attacks in Pakistan, at least 126 students were killed on Tuesday when militants stormed and held around 500 pupils hostage in military-run Army Public School on Warsak Road of Peshawar; the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, private media reported. The area around the school has been cordoned off. A crossfire between the security personnel and attackers in underway. One soldier has been martyred in the battle, confirmed KP minister Shehram Targai.

Complete Story : http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/12/16/national/militants-attack-peshawar-school-five-students-injured/

 

NGO-run school blown up in Charsadda

A two-storey building of a private school run by a non-government organisation was blown up in Kangra area here in the wee hours on Monday. SHO Batgram told Dawn that unknown miscreants had planted an improvised explosive device near the building of Miss Sonia Public School in Kangra area run by an NGO, Human Development, which went off with a bang early on Monday. As a result, two rooms of the school were destroyed while rest of the building was partially damaged.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=16_12_2014_007_007

 

Show-cause notices issued to schools staff

Sub-Divisional Education Officer of the Elementary and Secondary Education Department Ikramullah Khan has issued show-cause notices to 102 teachers and Class-IV employees of boys primary schools of the district. The teachers and Class-IV employees, who were issued notices, were found absent from duty, revealed an official document. According to the document, willful absence of teaching and non-teaching employees and use of proxies by them had been confirmed during surprise inspection to the schools by ESED officials.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-290442-Show-cause-notices-issued-to-schools-staff

http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-16/page-4

 

Teachers want salaries released

Teachers of the Basic Education Community Schools (BECS) asked the government to release their six months salaries. The teachers, including Fazal Wahab, Jamil Shah, Ali Raza, Javed Khan and others, said they had not been paid salaries for six months. They said community schools had been functional in various areas of the Mohmand tribal region for 16 years.

Complete STORY: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-290444-Teachers-want-salaries-released

 

School inaugurated

Member Provincial Assembly Malik Noor Salim inaugurated a newly built primary school in Kakakhel village on Monday. Officials of Communication and Works Department and local notables accompanied him on the occasion.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-290445-Briefs

 

Ghost teachers start coming on duty after closed schools reopened in Nawabshah

Commissioner Benazirabad Division Jamal Mustafa Syed has said the attendance of ghost teachers has improved after continuing action and raids against them while the closed schools have started reopening. The commissioner was presiding over a weekly meeting for reviewing action against ghost teachers in all the three districts of Shaheed Benazirabad Division.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-290464-Ghost-teachers-start-coming-on-duty-after-closed-schools-reopened-in-Nawabshah

 

Teachers told to do 36 hours duty a week

The local elementary and secondary education department has announced teachers of government schools will have to do 36 hours duty a week and attend at least 30 classes every week in line with the latest government directives. The announcement was made by district education officer (male) Lower Dir Hafiz Mohammad Ibrahim during a meeting of the principals and headmasters of the government high and higher secondary schools in the district at Sarai Bala. The DEO said it was the first time that the department had given the descriptions of the teachers` job.

Complete STORY: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=16_12_2014_182_001

 

KP minister promises UET campus for Dir

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister Inayatullah has said a campus of the University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar (UET) would be approved next year for Upper Dir district. Addressing a competition ceremony of Naat Khwani, he said the proposed campus would be set up at a cost of Rs2 billion in the far-off area. Hailing from Barawal in Upper Dir, he said a degree college for girls in Barawal would also be set up to enable girls of the remote area to receive education.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-290469-KP-minister-promises-UET-campus-for-Dir

 

Meeting discusses steps to impart skills for children

A high level meeting held here with speakers, KP Assembly, Asad Qaisar in the chair discussed different matters relating to impart technical education to the general public specifically street children.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201412/16/national2.php

 

Gojri’s inclusion in syllabus demanded

The elders of the Gujjar community on Monday asked the government to include Gojri language in the syllabus. Speaking at a jirga here, leaders of the Anjuman-e-Gujjaran Shangla, including Rahimdad Gujjar, Noor Muhammad Gujjar and others said Gojri was one of the main languages of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. They said it should be included in syllabus and taught to children at schools on mother tongue basis where it was spoken.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-290436-Gojris-inclusion-in-syllabus-demanded

 

Detention Exams for improvement or for private college business

Higher secondary education board failed 1500 students who appeared in detention exams. It is give chance for the principal who are running their private educational institution. Most of the principles and educational institutions providing fake examination statistics for the grants. Its injustice.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102578202&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20141216

 

Protest against misconduct

Pushtun Student Federation did protest against misconduct of administration with student at Boner Degree College. They recorded their complaint to the Police Station.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Peshawar/2014-12-16/page-8

 

Balochistan

 

Lack of Facilities at Nasirabad Jaffarabad

School is established since 0-35 years ago and they are still lacking basic educational facilities including shortage of female staff, pure drinking Water etc. Due to this, many female children are not getting education in the region.

Complete Story: http://ejang.jang.com.pk/12-16-2014/quetta/page7.asp

 

Low standard of education

Education officer Chaman said that due to low standard of education in the region, our nation is not included in developed and prosperous world.

Complete Story: http://ejang.jang.com.pk/12-16-2014/quetta/page7.asp

 

Recruitments in Education Department

Recruitments being doing based on Union Councils in the region. JQM said that its injustice with talented students of the region. This is the violation of merit.

Complete Story: http://ejang.jang.com.pk/12-16-2014/quetta/page7.asp

 

Government should monitor junior officers activities, teachers

Government teachers association Loralai said that government should monitor the activities of junior officers of Education Department.

Complete Story: http://ejang.jang.com.pk/12-16-2014/quetta/page7.asp

 

AJ&K/GB/FATA

 

Small grants for KP,FATA by USAID

The USAID on Monday announced the re-launch of its Small Grants Programme for development in Fata and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The announcement was made during a ceremony here, where representatives of over 100 nongovernmental and private organisations were in attendance. Speaking to participants, USAID mission director Gregory Gottliebsaid with $5.3 million available for development activities in Fata and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, his organisation was looking to fund unique and innovative initiatives, which focused on access to basic education and increase positive civic participation. He said the Small Grants Programme offered grants ranging from $50,000 to $250,000 for education or civic participation projects lasting up to two years.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=16_12_2014_182_005

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-16/page-4/detail-5

 

Tribesmen seek probe against FATA education official

A group of elders from North Waziristan Agency has accused the director education, Fata, of misappropriating the funds meant for promotion of education in the tribal agency. Speaking at a news conference at the Peshawar Press Club here on Monday, Malik Gul Naeem, Mualana Gul Yousaf, Malik Mubarik Khan, and Khalid Ahmad Dawar, demanded of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan to order probe into the complaints against the official, Roz Wali Khan Khattak, and replace him with an honest man.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=16_12_2014_183_004

 

Project exhibition at AJK University

Engineering project exhibition held by engineering department of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Students presented their final projects in the exhibition.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-16&edition=ISL&id=1443462_34808055

 

Islamabad

 

Teachers of Sir Syed Academy file petition

The teachers of Sir Syed Academy Rawalpindi working under the Ministry of Capital Administration and Development (CAD) for educating special children filed a writ petition before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that they were not being paid with ad-hoc relief for government servants announced in 2010. Some other retired teachers of the same institution for special children also contended before the court that the government has not been paying to them their pensions.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-290363-Teachers-of-Sir-Syed-Academy-file-petition

 

Increment in salaries of teachers from especial educational institutions

Islamabad high court ordered to increase the salaries of teachers from special education institutions based on 2009 Federal budget. Administrations are stoppings special children for taking education.

Complete Story: The Daily Express; Islamabad;  16-12-2014; Page 2.

 

Teachers transfer suspended

Lahore High Court suspended the departmental order to transfer the teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-16/page-2

 

Students protest against QAU`s exam system

Dozens of girl students of several government-run colleges of the city demonstrated outside the of fice of the Controller of Examinations of the Quaid-iAzam University (QAU) on Monday, protesting what they called `faulty results` of BA and BSc Part I examinations announced in their cases. `Out of 500 students of our college, over 400 were declared `fail`, some in subjects they never appeared, said Rukia Bibi, a student of Islamabad Model College for Girls G-10/4 as other protesters chanted slogans against the QAU`s controller examination, Sardar Babar. Rubab Akhtar of the same college alleged that `hundreds of brilliant students were deliberately failed`.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=16_12_2014_153_002

http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-12-16/page-13/detail-4

 

High Court inquires about delay in teacher’s pensions

Islamabad High Court asked concerned department to produce report on reasons for delay in pensions to old age teachers. Pensioners are facing difficulties.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-16/page-3

 

HEC meeting expected next month

It is expected that a meeting of selection of nominations for board members of Higher Education Commission will be holding in next month.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-16/page-3

 

AIOU, HEC join hands for professional development of university’s staff

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) thanked the Higher Education Commission (HEC) for its technical and financial support in undertaking on-campus training workshops for professional development of the university’s non-teaching staff. The role of the HEC is highly commendable in arranging skill-based training programmes, said Vice-Chancellor Dr. Shahid Siddiqui while addressing the closing session of the 3rd and 4th ‘HEC Indigenous on-campus Training (IOT) Workshops’ held here on Monday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-290360-AIOU-HEC-join-hands-for-professional-development-of-universitys-staff

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/16-Dec-2014/aiou-to-launch-master-s-programme-in-tv-production

http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201412/16/islamabad-2.php

http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-16&edition=ISL&id=1443721_67474196

 

The struggle to bridge the industry-academia gap by NUML

A week-long ‘Entrepreneurial Week’, arranged by the faculty of Management Science, to provide future entrepreneurs not only with an opportunity to take their maiden flight in to wide stretch of business and learn tricks of what actually goes into doing a business but also to reduce the industry-academia gap, started on Monday at National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-290364-Future-entrepreneurs-take-maiden-flight-at-entrepreneurial-week-at-NUML

http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-12-16/page-13/detail-5

 

CDA starts training on global warming

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Monday started a five days training programme titled “Global Warming and Environmental Hazards” here at CDA Training Academy, Pak-China Friendship Centre. Around 100 participants from CDA Environment Wing and students of environmental sciences from Iqra University, Comsat University and Preston University also joined the training course.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-12-16/page-13/detail-6

 

PMDC imposes two-year moratorium on establishing medical colleges

The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has imposed a moratorium on establishment of new medical and dental colleges in order to enhance and maintain the standards of existing medical and dental colleges. According to PMDC, 128 colleges are currently functioning in the country and the council has taken this decision keeping in mind the “gross deficiency of teaching faculty in the existing medical and dental institutions”.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/12/15/city/islamabad/pmdc-imposes-two-year-moratorium-on-establishing-medical-colleges/

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-16/page-2/detail-0

 

HEC, US embassy hold workshop on TEFL

The Higher Education Commission (HEC), under its English Language Teaching Reforms (ELTR) project, is organizing workshops on Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in collaboration with the US Embassy. The first workshop, organized at HEC Regional Centre Lahore, was attended by 24 English teachers from different public sector universities and colleges of the country.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/16-Dec-2014/hec-us-embassy-hold-workshop-on-tefl

 

Training workshop concludes at Air University

Learning is a lifelong process and one should carry it throughout his professional career, this was stated by Professor Zafaerullah Koreshi, the Dean at the closing ceremony of 5-day on-campus indigenous training workshop at Air University.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201412/16/islamabad-1.php

 

Illegal detention: Take action against madrassa, says NA panel

A parliamentary panel on Monday rejected the Ministry of Human Rights’ report regarding the recovery of underaged girls from a house in Karachi and directed action against the madrassa from where the girls were removed. The issue was taken up by the National Assembly Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights. Earlier in November, police raided a house in the Liaquatabad neighbourhood of Karachi and recovered 26 minor girls, apparently kept there in illegal detention as students of an unregistered seminary.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/807409/illegal-detention-take-action-against-madrassa-says-na-panel/

 

Curriculum development is on priority of AIOU

Vice Chancellor Allama Iqbal Open University said that advancement and development of curriculum is on priority to meet needs of modern world. University started work on revision of curriculum and professional capacity building.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-16/page-3

 

Admission opened in  nonaffiliated medical institutions

Pakistan Medical and Dental Association has banned unaffiliated medical institutions for not to admit students but after getting approval from Ministry of National Health, the unaffiliated medical institutions started admissions for coming session intake.

Complete Story: The Daily Express; Islamabad;  16-12-2014; Page 8.

 

Punjab

 

Only 28,000 out of 2m special children enrolled in schools

PUNJAB University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has said that special children are not burden on society and are talented. He said Allah had blessed them with the wealth of feelings and special capabilities. He was addressing a colourful ceremony organised by Punjab University Department of Special Education at Al Raazi Hall here Monday, according to a press release. Participants, including Managing Director Punjab Welfare Trust for Disabled Dr Amjad Saqib, Secretary Special Education Department Dr Ambreen Raza, Dean Faculty of Law Prof Dr Shazia Naureen Qureshi, Dr Mumtaz Akhter, Dr Tehseen Mehmood, In charge Department of Special Education Dr Humaira Bano and a large number of special persons participated in the event.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-290341-Only-28000-out-of-2m-special-children-enrolled-in-schools

http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-16/page-14/detail-5

http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201412/16/page7.php

 http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201412/16/lahore.php

 

PEF step for special children

PUNJAB Education Foundation (PEF) is working on a three pronged strategy to fully introduce the inclusive education in its partner schools so that children with special needs can amicably study side by side with the normal students. In this regard, a meeting was held with MD PEF Dr. Aneela Salman at PEF head office on Monday to review interventions introduced under the pilot project of the inclusive education, according to a handout.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-290355-PEF-step-for-special-children

http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201412/16/lahore.php

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Thin attendance in educational institutes

Thin attendance was observed in most of the government educational institutions of the provincial capital due to shutdown call by PTI on Monday. However, almost all the private schools, colleges and charted and private universities in the city remained closed while some of them already had announced holiday on Monday. Officials of various educational institutes including Punjab University, Lahore College for Women University and Government College University were of the view that maximum ratio of attendance of students was observed not more than 30 to 40 per cent out of which mostly belonged to morning classes.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-12-16/page-3/detail-0

 

2 holidays a week in DG Khan DPS&C raise public ire

How sincere and dedicated government and semi-government educational institutions are in imparting education can be gauged from the fact that newly-appointed principal has announced two holidays a week, arousing public ire. Though the decision has been taken during a meeting of the board of governors of the Divisional Public School and College chaired by the commissioner who is the chairman, while the DCO as the vice-chairman, the principal and members, including EDO Building, EDO Education, Secretary Education, the board doctor and retired educationists. The school teachers and the rest of the staff took it as the most pleasant decision.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-290479-DERA-GHAZI-KHAN-City-News

 

Difficulties faced by students in Kotli Satiyan

Over 1,000 students from class 6 to 10 are forced to sit in the open in the harsh weather at Government Higher Secondary School, Kotli Loharan, Sialkot, due to lack of rooms and other facilities. Kotli Loharan is the only town committee in Sialkot tehsil which has a population of over 100,000 people. The town had only one high school, which was established in 1920. In 2000, former district nazim Mian Naeem Javed upgraded the school to higher secondary after which a new block was constructed at a cost of Rs 5 million.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-290488-SIALKOT-City-News

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-16/page-4

 

Most markets and schools shut down, some by force

The city markets remained partially closed with clashes between PTI workers and traders in some markets including Shah Aalam Market and Bhati Gate during the protest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the provincial metropolis here on Monday. PTI leaders blamed PML-N and its traders’ wing for minor scuffle in the markets. PTI activists also forced shopkeepers and school administrations to close down schools and shops at various places.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-16/page-13/detail-3

 

Quality assurance by Punjab Education Foundation

Punjab Education Foundation conducting a quality assurance tests. 209 schools from Kasoor, Nankana Sahib, Shiekhupura, Khoshab, Faisalabad, Mianwali, Toba Tek Singh, Sargodha and Jhung undertaken the test.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-16-2014/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_06.gif

http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-16/page-12/detail-5

 

Negligence of School Education Department

Nearly 22 thousand children lacking basic educational facilities in their institutions. In urban areas nearly 89% and in rural areas about 11% vacant posts of 18 thousand teachers is a danger for poor future of children of the region.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-16/page-4/detail-1

 

Filling of Educators on vacant posts

Education department decided to fulfill the vacant posts of educators based their districts. In this way the required posts for the districts may be fulfill.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102578039&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20141216

 

Promoting tolerance: Punjab proposes a minority friendly curriculum

The higher education department of Punjab is planning some major changes in the curricula to promote religious and social tolerance in view of the Supreme Court’s observations in its June 18 verdict regarding the protection of minority rights. The three judge bench, headed by chief justice Nasirul Mulk, will resume hearing of the case on Tuesday (today), wherein the federal and all provincial governments will submit their reports. Punjab home secretary, through Additional Advocate General Punjab Razaq A Mirza, has submitted a compliance report in the matter regarding the implementation of court’s judgment on the protection of minority rights.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/807342/promoting-tolerance-punjab-proposes-a-minority-friendly-curriculum/

 

Imagined Community: Art exhibition to raise funds for schools

An art exhibition will open at Lahore Heritage Museum Gallery at Tollington Market on Wednesday to raise funds for schools for underprivileged children in Swat and Uch Sharif. Curator Zara Sajid said the works showcased would show the evolution of art through ages. She said they aimed to initiate social and cultural dialogue through art.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/807471/imagined-community-art-exhibition-to-raise-funds-for-schools/

 

Deserving students to be given Scholarships

Department of Business Education Punjab University decided to provide scholarships to the deserving students.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102578041&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20141216

 

Discussion talk on Addiction in Students

Global NGO organized a discussion talk on addiction in youth. The chair said that due to miscommunication of parents with their children, the children are indulging in addiction. Students are vulnerable.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-16/page-9/detail-22

 

Sindh

 

Commissioner Hyderabad visits Girls Higher Secondary School

Mr. Asif Hyder visited Girls Higher Secondary School Hyderabad on the complaints of Parents and action committee. On the occasion Mr. Hafiz Matloob Ahmed Chishti briefed him about the decision of Court to build new building of the school near Hasrat Soohani Library; it will also create interest in students to study more because of easy access to library. Commissioner directed to form the mapping plan of the new school building.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_16122014022831.jpg

 

JST Teachers deprived of salaries since 6 months

JST Teachers of High School Taluka Manjhand District Jamshoro are deprived of their salaries since six months; they are compelled to lead difficulties of life because of salary issue. They have demanded from responsible authorities to take action and issue them salaries.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_16122014023128.jpg

 

Shortage of Teachers in School, Students worried

Deplo District Thurparker: Education at village Munawar Dabhro is being destroyed since years due to shortage of Teachers. Posts of HST and JST Teachers are vacant. Higher authorities did not take notice and resolve issue.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-12-16/news/page2/1%20(3).htm

 

Protest against shortage of Female Teachers in school

The residents of village Tahir Khuhro near Sobho Dero District Khairpur Mirs protested for appointment of Female Teachers in their village school. They told media that due to shortage of Teachers, girls are worried about study. They demanded from higher authorities to take notice and resolve issue on priority basis.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-12-16/news/page3/1%20(3).htm

 

Schools in crumbling condition, SMC funds grabbed

Different Schools of Union Council Khetlari near Deeplo District Thurparker are left in decaying condition by the responsible authorities; SMC funds are being violated and taken away. Education Department is quiet to listen to complaints.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-12-16/news/page3/1%20(59).htm

 

Primary School closed since 5 years

Primary School village Shani khan Rodnani District Dadu is closed since 5 years. Due to carelessness of Education Department Children are engaged in child labor. Villagers have demanded to restore school on priority basis.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-12-16/news/page3/1%20(30).htm

 

Primary School is crumbling condition

The condition of Boys Primary School village Nangar Khan Gargez near New Kot District Mirpur Khas is crumbling; roof pieces are falling. The residents have told that lives of students are in danger due to poor condition of schools. They have informed higher authorities, but no action is taken.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-12-16/news/page3/1%20(60).htm

 

School buildings being destroyed, Students compelled to sit on ground

The buildings of Primary School Abdul Rahman Korai, Dodo Khan Ghashkori, and Abdul Aziz Arain Matli District Badin are crumbling and decaying. Students are compelled to sit on grounds to study. Teachers are getting salaries without attending schools. Villagers have protested to against Ghost Schools. Students have been pushed to work in the fields.

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

 

Former District Education Officer (Female) found involved in corruption, Suspended

Ms. Syed Nelofar Ali is suspended by Chief Secretary on the Directives Chief Minister Mr. Syed Qaim Ali Shah. She was found involved in corruption of Millions of amount in Education Department.

Complete Story: http://ummat.net/2014/12/16/news.php?p=d-16.gif

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-12-16/page-2

 

Head Master gets Show cause notice

On the directives of Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho, High School Moro was upgraded to Campus and Primary School was also added to that by giving the charge to Head Master. But Primary School’s Head Master completely denied being relieved from the school. Deputy Commissioner took notice of the issue and issued him show cause notice to explain the matter.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130219349&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141216

 

Girls School used for stock pilling

Government Girls Primary School village Sangi District Pano Aqil was used for string rice and other field material by the influential person. Assistant Commissioner and Mukhtiarkar had surprise visit of the school; they both found it in that condition and took notice.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2014/Dec/16-12-2014/Page5/P5-2.jpg

 

Biometric System for ghost employees

As part of efforts to improve staff punctuality and root out ‘ghost employees’, a biometric attendance system has been installed at the Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC), officials announced on Monday. The system, installed following directives from Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Administrator Rauf Akhtar Farooqui, curbs any chances of forged or fake attendance records.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-290326-KMDC-installs-biometric-attendance-system

http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-12-16/page-14

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-16/page-2/detail-7

http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201412/16/karachi.php

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Delay in Salaried of Arabic Teachers

Arabic Teachers Action Committee said that Arabic teachers are not getting their salaries since two years. Although they were also appointed in sensitive polling stations during General Elections 2013.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-16&edition=KCH&id=1443637_42982467

 

“Sports, education essential for discipline’

Sports together with a proper education help students maintain discipline in their lives as well as groom their personalities, said veteran hockey player Samiullah Khan on Monday. “Sports and education provide a sound foundation for intellectual and physical development of a generation,” said Khan who was the chief guest of the annual prize distribution ceremony of the Defence Authority Neelum High School.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-290329-Sports-education-essential-for-discipline

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School, college students celebrate Bhittai Day

Students from different private and public sector schools and colleges participated in a series of programmes to celebrate the birth anniversary of Sufi poet and saint, popularly known as Shah Bhittai, with girl students winning the quiz contest and boys clinching prizes in poetry recitation contest. The programme, jointly organised by Sahar Foundation and Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai organisation, was held at Al Raza Academy, Keamari, with contestants from more than 75 schools scattered across the city.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/12/16/city/karachi/school-college-students-celebrate-bhittai-day/

 

Aao Parhao: Campus drive kicks off at IBA

Through the campus drive, the ‘Aao Parhao’ campaign aims to help students acknowledge their teachers and hold dialogues with young graduates on how they can become a part of Pakistan’s education solution.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/807452/aao-parhao-campus-drive-kicks-off-at-iba/

 

Sindh University’s dilemma: Burdened by mismanagement, varsity looks forward to new VC

The Sindh University that has been struggling to function without a permanent head for around six months, is likely to have a new vice-chancellor in a month, The Express Tribune has learnt. The administrative vacuum continues to mar the functioning of the biggest public-sector university of the province since June, when the Sindh High Court threw away the plea of the 80-year-old former vice-chancellor, Dr Nazeer Ahmed Mughul.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/807264/sindh-universitys-dilemma-burdened-by-mismanagement-varsity-looks-forward-to-new-vc/

 

Electronic voting machine by students

Students of NED university development an electronic voting machine. It will count one voter only once and identify the duplication. Students developed machine in 10 thousand rupees.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-16&edition=KCH&id=1443875_75594251

 

Education standards are progressing at Sindh

Higher administration at Karachi said that standards of education are inclining. 80% of the students taken A grade. It is a big achievement by education sector.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-12-16/page-2

 

Announcement of admission fee

Karachi University has announced admission fee for D-Pharmacy and Master’s Degree program in Pharmacy. Classes of master degree program commencing in morning and evening.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-16&edition=KCH&id=1443629_16732690

 

Polio Drive starts in Karachi

Health department started polio eradication activities from Federal B Area Karachi. They spend the day to provide Polio drops to schools and in residential areas.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-12-16/page-3

 

NTS Tests for nursing diploma

There were 500 seats for females and 465 seats for males in the nursing schools of the region. NTS successfully conducted entry test for nursing diploma.

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Sindh High Court orders Inspection  of University Land Area

Sindh high court ordered to produce inspection report on land area of Karachi University. The report should contain details of construction and developments on land.

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Parent’s day at Cadet College

Cadet College Patawar celebrated 59th Parents Day. College principal presented the annual report and said that parent’s plays major role in education of children.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-12-16&edition=KCH&id=1443687_58232452

 

Suicide attempt during exam

A female student did suicide attempt during degree examination against monitoring through CCTV cameras.

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Violation code in Laptop Scheme

In laptop scheme for students of Benazir University, the administration did violation of code in distributing the laptops. Laptops distributed not on merit.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102577352&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20141216

 

Opinions/ Editorials

 

Tampering with the curriculum by Zubair Torwali

Whether the curriculum needs to be in line with the cognitive needs and interests of children or whether it should be based on geopolitical and ideological wrangling is a question not without merit in Pakistan. Having an immensely polarised society, 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 jihadi outfits.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-16/page-7/detail-1

 

Madrassa Livestock

While the horrifying ordeal of the 26 girls found locked in a house in Karachi is over and they have been sent back to their homes in Bajaur, there are so many questions still left to be answered. Should we thank the governors of the two provinces for arranging their transportation back to Bajaur or condemn them for their failure to curb such incidents? This is a trend now, to send young girls and boys to madrassas in cities. However, after the 18th Amendment, provinces are responsible for providing education, not outsourcing it to madrassas.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-12-16/page-6/detail-1

 

What Malala represents by Sahar Bandial

As Malala Yousafzai took stage at the Oslo City Hall last week to accept the Nobel Peace Price many here, I am sure, remained ambivalent and sceptical of ‘what,’ and possibly ‘who’ she represents. Voices expressing reservation abound: the gunshot, which struck her neck on that fateful day in October 2012, condemnable and horrific as it may be, cannot plausibly justify the accolade being bestowed upon her now.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/807146/what-malala-represents/

 

The fear of making mistakes

Being in the field of education generally, and being a teacher of mathematics and contributing to teacher development specifically, have been enlightening experiences for me. Over the years, I have noticed that the biggest impediment to learning is the fear that students have of making mistakes. This hinders the development of analytical skills and thinking strategies. The fear of being wrong is so great that students would rather not answer questions at all than answer them incorrectly, to avoid an angry response from the teacher.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/807206/the-fear-of-making-mistakes/

 

Letters to the Editor

 

Students’ plea

I recently completed my studies at Government College University, Lahore with BA (Hons). Now, I am preparing for the upcoming CSS 2015 examination, for which I visit Government Punjab Public Library daily. With all commendations, I would like to draw attention to a problem which most students face who visiting the library. The library actually does not have any canteen at present, at the entrance there is a small tuck shop which is locked, indicating that there once was a canteen.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-12-16/page-7/detail-7