December 1, 2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhua

 

School closure brings students on road 

Students of a government primary school for girls in Sher Payan village here on Friday staged a protest demonstration along with their parents against the closure of the school due to absence of its own building and shifting of the classes to another school.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1147685/school-closure-brings-students-on-road

 

Building bridges: ‘Student exchange to cement Pak-Afghan ties’ 

Student exchange programmes between Afghanistan and Pakistan will strengthen ties between both countries, said Afghan Consul General Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Khel. He was speaking at a meeting with students from Edwardes College at the Afghan consulate in the provincial capital on Friday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/798966/building-bridges-student-exchange-to-cement-pak-afghan-ties/

 

Students asked to acquire technical education 

Students have been asked to acquire contemporary technical education to be able to play their due role in the country’s advancement while catching up with the latest developments in the technical know-how.

The call was made by educationists while speaking at the prize distribution ceremony of the three-day International Leadership Summit and International Airex, 2014, at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology here on Friday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1147683/students-asked-to-acquire-technical-education

 

Landikotal admin grills two maliks, teacher 

On the directive of political agent Khyber Agency, the Landikotal administration summoned two maliks, who had allegedly signed domiciles of two non-local female teachers. Landikotal Political Tehsildar, Daftar Khan, told reporters on Saturday that two maliks of Landikotal and Shagofta Bibi were summoned and their versions were recorded. He said two more local maliks would also be summoned on Monday to conclude the fake domicile case.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-287347-Landikotal-admin-grills-two-maliks-teacher

 

FATA/AJK/GB

 

In protest: SAP teachers’ sit-in completes fortnight 

GILGIT: Sit-ins of academic staff belonging to the Social Action Programme (SAP) schools completed a fortnight on Saturday, while authorities continue to turn a deaf ear towards their concerns.

Teachers demand regularisation of jobs and a pay raise as promised in the past.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/799408/in-protest-sap-teachers-sit-in-completes-fortnight/

 

Private school provides free education to Bara students 

LANDI KOTAL: With the closure of almost all the government and private educational institutions in the wake of the military operation in Bara, a private schools association has started free classes for displaced students in a school in Peshawar.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1148044/private-school-provides-free-education-to-bara-students

  

Balochistan

 

PhD and MPhil students hauled for cheating in Quetta 

University of Balochistan suspends staff responsible for monitoring the examination hall. Students were caught carrying unauthorized material during the exam at the varsity.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201412010091&EN_ID=11201412010034&EMID=11201412010013

 

Words of change: Clearing the coast for the women of Balochistan                                               

A college student and blogger, Mariyam is teaching women English in rural areas of Gwadar in order to give them an equal shot at opportunities. Doing what she does, that too in Balochistan–where proper education is a dream, takes unmatched resolve. And Mariyam’s determination, like the waters that besieges her land, is unwavering.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/798972/words-of-change-clearing-the-coast-for-the-women-of-balochistan/

 

Educational infrastructure 

The senior vice chairman of Baloch Students Organization (BSO) said that the educational infrastructure of Naseerabad division has been deteriorated.  The school buildings couldn’t be repaired after flood damage.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-30-2014/Quetta/page2.asp

 

The cancellation of cheaters’ exams 

The PhD and MPhil scholars said that the cheaters should be punished and they shouldn’t be allowed to sit in exams.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-30-2014/Quetta/page2.asp

 

18 lac students deprived of education 

Sardar Raza Muhammad said that in Balochistan 18 lac students are unable to get education and there is a strong need to focus on MDG’s in province.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-30-2014/Quetta/page12.asp

 

The govt. is determinant to promote child’s education 

The CM Balochistan Dr. Abdul Malik said that the 10 lac out of school children in Balochistan is a question mark for government and govt. is determinant to promote education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-01-2014/Quetta/page1.asp

 

The laptops in the Balochistan University 

The laptops distributed in Balochistan University is being sold in market.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-01-2014/Quetta/page2.asp

 

The merit in education department

The presiden of muslim youth wing praised the hiring of teachers on merit and appealed Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch to reduce heavy fee of NTS exams.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-01-2014/Quetta/page2.asp

 

HEC’s in Balochistan and KP 

The Secretary Gen of federation of all Pakistan academic staff association Kaleemullah said that Balochistan and KP also need Higher Education Commissions like Punjab and Sindh.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102554158&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141201

 

Loralai University 

The VC of Loralai University said that this university needs funds.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102549233&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20141129

 

Protest of SEDA

The employees of education department are still protesting for their rights.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102548966&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20141129

  

Islamabad

 

Minister renews pledge to scale up education quality

State Minister for Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education Engineer Balighur Rehman Saturday said provinces should work together to build up education quality and inclusiveness.

Speaking at the Human Resource Development Network (HRD)’s congress at Pak-China Friendship Centre, the state minister said that the provinces are spending more than 25 percent of their total budget on education which is commendable.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/11/29/city/islamabad/minister-renews-pledge-to-scale-up-education-quality/

 

CADD developing curriculum to represent minorities, SC told 

The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has informed the Supreme Court that its curriculum wing is developing a course material that incorporates the standpoint of minorities to promote religious harmony and tolerance in society. Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Sohail Mahmood submitted a report on behalf of CADD regarding the implementation of the court’s June 18 verdict on the protection of minorities’ rights.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/799370/interfaith-harmony-cadd-developing-curriculum-to-represent-minorities-sc-told/

 

E-9 countries express commitment to ‘education for all’ goal 

Recognising that the ‘Education for All’ goal remains unachieved in the nine most populous countries of the world, E-9 member countries on Friday expressed a commitment to strengthen collaboration with each other to improve education standards in their countries. Participants of the two-day long 10th E-9 Ministerial Review Meeting, hosted by Pakistan here in the capital highlighted achievements and challenges in the education sector faced by their countries.

 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1147673/e-9-countries-express-commitment-to-education-for-all-goal

               

University vice chancellors from Sindh want provincial HEC

Vice Chancellors (VCs) of public sector universities of Sindh in their recently held meetings supported the idea of Provincial Higher Education Commission, saying that in the light of 18th constitutional amendment formation of provincial HECs is imperative.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1147665/university-vice-chancellors-from-sindh-want-provincial-hec

 

Education options: IB diploma orientation held at Beaconhouse

Beaconhouse School System has introduced an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in the twin cities, said a press release issued by the school. Becoming an IB school is a rigorous quality conscious conduit comprising candidacy and authorisation stages. Beaconhouse Educational Complex (BEC) is already a candidate school, now, pursuing the plan to get authorisation.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/798870/education-options-ib-diploma-orientation-held-at-beaconhouse/

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Govt for implementation of quality education 

Minister of State for Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education Engineer Balighur Rehman on Saturday said that the provinces should work together for quality education and inclusiveness. Speaking at the Human Resource Development Network (HRD)’s congress at the Pak-China Friendship Centre, the state minister said that the provinces were spending more than 25 percent of their total budget on education which was commendable. 

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-30/page-2/detail-6

 

EPF organises tree-plantation campaign: 450 students turn St Joseph School into a green campus 

The Environment Protection Foundation (TEPF) organised a tree plantation campaign on Saturday, where integrated teams of approximately 450 student planted saplings at St Joseph School, turning it into a “green campus”.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-30/page-13/detail-2

 

Experts highlight importance of technical, vocational skills

ISLAMABAD - Experts and leaders from the corporate sector underlined the importance of technical and vocational education and training (TVET). They urged for permanent and meaningful linkages of public and private sector for the production of a skilled workforce in line with the market needs.
This was the main message of the national conference entitled “Sustainability Exchange Conference”. Complete study:http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-01/page-9/detail-1

 

E-9 states pledge more funds for education 

Islamabad - The joint declaration issued at the end of 10th E-9 Ministerial Review Meeting has pledged to finance education by allocating up to 6 per cent of their GDP. The 10th two-day E-9 Ministerial Review Meeting held in Islamabad concluded on Friday.  In its joint statement on Education Beyond 2015 the countries pledged reaching the internationally recognised benchmark of 4-6 per cent of gross domestic product and 20 per cent of total public expenditure for education while emphasising that strong domestic financing is the key to success.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-11-29/page-14/detail-8

 

Pak-Russia cooperation to be enhanced in all fields: Dar 

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday said that Pak-Russia collaboration in the fields of trade, economy, science, technology, agriculture, education and culture will gain new impetus due to continuous high-level interaction between the leadership of the two countries. He was speaking at the third meeting of the Pak-Russian Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation that ended in Moscow on Friday.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-29/page-8/detail-4

 

BEC has new student council 

The annual investiture ceremony of the Beaconhouse Educational Complex (BEC) student council was held at the Saad Sadiq Shaheed Auditorium, says a press release. Nasir Kasuri, executive director of the Beaconhouse School System (North), was the chief guest on the occasion.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-287457-BEC-has-new-student-council

 

Students fear more academic loss due to protests 

Students of different educational institutions in federal capital are fearing more academic loss due to upcoming protest of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf on November 30. The students have suffered a lot due to the prolonged sit-in of PTI and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) launched from Independence Day and now they are again worried due to the upcoming PTI protest.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=257221

 

The corruption of 26 cror

The corruption of 26 cror in education ministry and technical education has neen exposed.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102550196&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141129

 

The evening classes

The evening shifts in colleges of CADD couldn’t be started yet. There is lack of teachers and 500 positions of non-teaching staff is still vacant.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102554028&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141201

 

No formula for teachers’ promotion

More than 400 federal education institutions have no formula for promotion; the promotion is being done on the basis of nepotism.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102554160&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141201

 

Punjab

 

Civil society appreciates formation of Punjab HEC

Civil Society Network Pakistan has appreciated formation of Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) and termed the step a positive move towards promotion of higher education, research and development and bringing provincial higher education institutions at par with national and international standards. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=257327

               

Rawalpindi Students receive laptops 

Selected students of the Government Postgraduate College for Women Rawalpindi were given laptops as part of the government’s programme on Saturday. Addressing a ceremony organised by the Rawalpindi Education Department and Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Punjab Minister for Labour and Manpower Raja Ashfaq Sarwar said education was among the top priorities of the provincial government.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/799340/awarding-excellence-rawalpindi-students-receive-laptops/

 

Hundreds protest against Dera Ghazi Khan BISE officials 

Hundreds of students protested against the Dera Ghazi Khan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) on Saturday over mismanagement at a laptop distribution ceremony. The students had been invited from various areas of the Dera Ghazi Khan division to be given laptops at the BISE building. The students said that the authorities had not made proper arrangements at the building. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/799485/hundreds-protest-against-dera-ghazi-khan-bise-officials/

 

New UoG vice chancellor takes charge today 

Prof Dr Ziaul Qayyum has been made vice chancellor of the University of Gujrat.

The post fell vacant following the completion of the second term of Prof Dr Muhammad Nizamuddin on Oct 10, 2014. Senior faculty member Prof Dr Muhammad Faheem Malik had been given the acting charge of the VC office prior to the posting of the new vice chancellor.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1147996/new-uog-vice-chancellor-takes-charge-today

 

Five universities’ vice chancellors finalised 

The Punjab government has finalised vice chancellors of five public sector universities.

A notification in this regard is expected to be issued soon after formal approval of the governor/chancellor.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1147632/five-universities-vice-chancellors-finalised

 

Students take part in youth festival 

A large number of students of premier educational institutions participated in the youth festival arranged by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) at Ali Institute of Education here on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1148003/students-take-part-in-youth-festival

 

Top priority: ‘Education sector reform need of the hour’

The former law minister said a comprehensive strategy was needed to root out terrorism from the society. He said teachers at schools and universities should promote interfaith harmony and tolerance.

Higher Education Commission Executive Director Mansoor Kundi stressed the need for quality education and enhancing the literacy rate.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/799478/top-priority-education-sector-reform-need-of-the-hour/

 

Right to education: NSF convention calls for more public universities

 “Students must resist privatisation and commercialisation of education,” said Khalid Hamid, the newly-elected president of National Students Federation (NSF) on Thursday.

“Neo-liberal economic policies have made education inaccessible,” he said. Students must demand uniform and easily accessible education opportunities for all.”

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/798933/right-to-education-nsf-convention-calls-for-more-public-universities/

 

Matric, Inter practical exams back in Punjab 

In a major development, the Punjab Boards Committee of Chairmen (PBCC) has revived practical examination at matriculation and intermediate levels by all the nine examination boards across the province.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-287423-Matric-Inter-practical-exams-back-in-P

 

Each district to get university 

UAF Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan said the federal government was planning to set up a university in every district to provide higher education facility at the doorstep of the people. He said he hoped the UAF sub-campus would soon be elevated to the university. He said the Punjab government approved Rs500 million for the first phase of the project and hoped that soon another allocation would be received.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1147818/each-district-to-get-university

 

FCC confers degrees upon students

Up to 577 baccalaureates and 88 masters and MPhil scholars were awarded degrees at a ceremony titled “Commencement-2014” by the Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) here on Saturday.http://www.dawn.com/news/1147827

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/11/30/city/lahore/fcc-culminates-year-long-150th-anniversary-celebrations/

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PU students win positions in declamation contests 

The brilliant students of various departments of Punjab University have participated in bilingual declamation contests and won team trophy with outstanding performances. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=257255

 

Allure of money and cars too much for UAF high-ups 

More than two dozen University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) deans, directors and chairmen of various departments, besides the vice-chancellor, have been using official vehicles for years while receiving the conveyance allowance illegally in connivance with the administration, causing loss to the national kitty.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1148007/allure-of-money-and-cars-too-much-for-uaf-high-ups

               

4,495 laptops distributed among shining students

Rawalpindi - A laptop distribution ceremony was held at Government Postgraduate College for Women, Satellite Town, under the supervision of education department and board of intermediate and secondary education (BISE) on Saturday. Provincial Minister for Labour and Manpower Raja Ashfaq Sarwar was the chief guest on the occasion. A total of 4,495 Dell laptops were distributed among the bachelor, intermediate and matriculation students including students of Rawalpindi Medical College (RMC), both male and female, of Rawalpindi division.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-11-30/page-13/detail-0

 

Children’s Literature Festival: ‘Books and education can ease intolerance, extremism’ 

LAHORE: The second day of the Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) featured multiple activities designed to promote a culture of book reading in children and help them to develop their abilities in areas such as critical thinking and creative writing. The CLF has also engaged reputable organisations such as Oxford University Press, Open Society Foundations, Alif Ailaan, Toffee TV, to organise interactive sessions, workshops, training sessions, and other educational activities for children from all age groups.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-29/page-13/detail-0

 

PSEs shouldn’t be privatized 

LAHORE (PR): It is the responsibility of State that basic necessities like education, health, water, electricity, railways, oil and gas etc. should be under public sector, therefore, Government should adopt national economic self-reliance policy and adopt better services culture in these enterprises and recover $200 billion deposited in  Swiss Bank. 

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-01/page-9/detail-4

 

4,495 students given laptops 

As many as 4,495 brilliant and talented students of Rawalpindi district were awarded laptops here on Saturday.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/30-Nov-2014/4-495-students-given-laptops

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Training workshop for primary teachers held 

The Government Cluster Training and Support Centre organized one day training workshop for primary schoolteachers here the other day. The objective of the workshop was to train and sensitize PSTs’ so that they can work effectively in the school. GCTSC NPT In-charge Dr Malik Munir Hussain Kallu headed training workshop while DDO Education Sheikh Amjad Ali Ijaz attended the event as chief guest. 

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-01/page-22/detail-2

 

Literary colour at Children Complex

Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood has said that the Guinness World Records has certified Punjab Youth Festival 2014 as the biggest youth festival of the world. Addressing the inaugural function of a two-day Children’s Literature Festival 2014 at Children Library Complex on Friday, the provincial minister said that 4 million Punjab youth, participating in the youth festival, made the country proud. He added that Pakistani nation would prove its metal everywhere in the world.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-29/page-13/detail-2

 

UCP holds 16th convocation 

The University of Central Punjab held its 16th convocation on Friday at Expo Center in a graceful ceremony. Punjab Governor Ch Sarwar also joined the guests of honour: Dr Samar Mubarakmand and Caven Mclaven. A total of 804 young men and women received their degrees, while the governor awarded the degrees to the position holders. Chairman Board of Governors UCP Mian Amir was also present on the occasion.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-29/page-14/detail-6

 

Lecturers’ strike continues 

Contractual lecturers and class four employees of Higher Education Department-run commerce colleges continued their strike across the district for the 5th consecutive day here on Friday.
The lecturers from various colleges demanded the government to increase their salaries. They staged a sit-in outside their colleges. They said that the salaries of other colleges had been increased during the last three years but they had been ignored. They demanded raise in house rent and other allowances. 

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-29/page-21/detail-6

 

25 fake degree educators sent home in Sialkot 

SIALKOT - The district administration has suspended from service 25 educators recruited on fake degrees in 2010, and recommended the Punjab secretary education to take stern action against two district officers allegedly involved in the recruitment scam. The district administration had recruited as 1,488 educators in Sialkot district during 2010 and after the recruitment it came into its notice that several teachers were recruited on fake academic degrees.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-29/page-21/detail-8

 

Headmaster defies transfer order 

The Headmaster of a school has defied the transferred orders issued due to his negligence by the Punjab secretary and the district administration.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-29/page-21/detail-10

 

SARWAR pledges filtration plant at every school
Over 100,000 diarrhoea-related deaths of children in various Children Hospitals are reported due to drinking of unhygienic and contaminated water, said Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar while inaugurating a Water Filtration Plant at University of Faisalabad here on Friday. 
The governor disclosed that on his motivation, the local philanthropists and overseas Pakistanis had donated 150 Water Filtration Plants so far which were being installed at various places in Punjab.

Complete story:

http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-29/page-21/detail-7

 

Children Literature Festival ends on a promising note

 The two-day festival is being organised by the Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) and the Oxford University Press (OUP) in collaboration with the Open Society Foundation and the Children’s Library Complex.

Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan and European Union Ambassador Lars Gunnar Wigemark attended the opening ceremony that featured the Children’s Literature Festival’s anthem Hamain Kitab Chahiye (We need books).

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/11/30/city/lahore/children-literature-festival-ends-on-a-promising-note/

http://tribune.com.pk/story/798944/by-the-book-reading-books-helps-develop-imagination/

 

Transfer of funds 

The 3.5 million has been transferred to Bhanti High School for reconstruction.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-01/page-4

 

Lecture of mobile units in schools 

Many lectures of mobile units in different schools was organized in Lahore by students and teachers of a college.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/lahore/30-Nov-2014/344289

 

Meeting of professors and lecturers 

During the meeting of Government Islamia College Civil Lines’ professors and lecturers, they showed their concern about delay in teachers’’ promotion.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/lahore/30-Nov-2014/344088

 

The negligence of education sector

The deputy secretary PPP Punjab Gen Muhammad Ayub said that education and health both sectors are being neglected by govt.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/lahore/30-Nov-2014/344082

 

Special education 

MPA Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan said that they will struggle to get land for special education center in Tla gang.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-01/page-4

 

Change of center 

The education department Attocjk has changed examination center of primary students changed that can create security issues for them.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-01/page-4

 

Old pattern to be followed for practical exams 

Matric and Fsc practical exams will be conducted based on the old pattern.

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Sindh

 

More than 40 schools closed in Faridabad District Dadu

Due to carelessness of higher authorities of Education Department, more than 40 boys and girls schools are closed including Gohar Chandio, Mojhar, Ali Bux Tewno, Mir Chandio, Pir Bux and Malook Machi; the Teachers have been favored with Visa system; they are drawing salaries without attending schools. The villagers along with local social parties protested against school closure and demanded for opening of schools.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130214150&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141201

 

Movement to unveil Ghost Teachers, Suhrab Sarki

Thull, Jacobabad: PPP MPA Dr. Suhrab Sarki has shown concern in a Seminar on movement against Ghost Teachers. He said, Educating Children is dire need of circumstances. Sindh Government will be to the front in order to promote Education.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130214188&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141201

 

JSSF continues protest against school closure

JSSF members continued their protest on 8th day against closure of schools of Thull District Jacobabad. On the occasion JSSF member Mr. Asif Josh Buriro told media that Schools of Sindh are closed because of conspiracies of government. They demanded for opening of schools and take action against Ghost Teachers.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-12-01/news/page2/1%20(8).htm

 

Primary School closed since years

Tando Allahyar: Primary School village Ali Nawaz Khan Shar is closed since years. villagers highlighted that they have informed authorities to take action for opening of school, but still no any positive response is seen.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-12-01/news/page3/1%20(28).htm

 

Corruption of 20 Million in Education Department Dadu

Corruption exposed in Education Department and Treasury Department Dadu; the exposed amount of 20 million transferred in the account of Office Superintendent and other accountants. The report has been submitted to Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-12-01/news/page3/1%20(7).htm

 

Ghost Teachers strengthened their act of non-compliance

Mirpur Khas: Struggle against Ghost Teachers went into ineffective. Ghost Teachers still absent from the schools; they are engaged in their private works with the support of influential persons. Director Education Jhudo did not take any serious action against Ghost Teachers.

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

 

Schools closed in Nao Dambalo District Badin

Two Primary Schools of villages Dhani Bux Korai and Gulab Arain are closed since years; Teachers have not been appointed since 20 years; condition of school buildings is crumbling. Students are compelled to sit on the ground.

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

 

More than one Thousand Teachers kept aside of recruitment

Due to ineffective policy of Reform Support Unit, More than one thousand P.S.T, J.S.T and H.S.T posts in Karachi have been left vacant. R.S.U is failed to decide about policy of their appointment.

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849 Schools closed in Thurr

About 849 Government schools of District Thurr are closed in its adjoining areas including Mithi, Deplo, Islam Kot, Shashro, Dhaaili, Nagar Parker and others. Most of the schools are used as cattle farms and no basic facilities are available in the functional schools. About 30% children of these villages are deprived of basic right of getting education and they are compelled to work in the fields. It is also reported that funds of the schools are taken away and Teachers are busy in their private works.

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Surprise visits of schools at Bozdar wada District Khairpur Mirs

Education Department Team visited the schools of Union Council Faqeer Jalaalani. During the surprise visit of Primary School Soomar Mallah, Kudhal Dahar, Bago Daro, Babar Wada, Mahi Khan Muhamdani, Maareja and others, the staff was present. On that occasion Supervisor briefed that Ghost Teachers will not be favored.

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Ghost Teachers free of duties on monthly payment

JSQM Member Jhudo District Mirpur Khas Mr. Ghulam Rasool Khoso has highlighted in his statement that Education Department has freed 50 Teachers on Visa by getting 5000 from each. These Teachers are drawing their salaries without attending schools. The condition of Education in the District is severe and badly ruined due to non-cooperation of Teachers and other responsible persons.

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Court called Secretary Education on the petition of Suspended Teachers

40 Teachers were suspended from Hyderabad, Sanghar, Badin, Matiari, Tando Muhammad Khan and Mirpur Khas; on their petition, Sindh High Court has called Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho and D.Os.

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Girls Primary School closed since 6 months

The citizens of Budho Qambrani District Badin protested against school closure of their village. They told media that Female Teacher has closed school, and due to that students are deprived of the right of basic Education.

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Rally against Ghost Teachers to save Education

Sindh Taraqi Pasand Party Bhitt Shah District Matiyari organized a rally against Ghost Teachers and for saving Education. They gathered on Allah Wala Chowk and Protested before Press Club and demanded for necessary action against Ghost Teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130213514&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141129

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Inspection Team visited Degree College Naudero District Larkana

On the instruction of Chief Minister Mr. Syed Qaim Ali Shah, inspection Team had a surprise visit of Degree College Larkana; they took notice of absent Seven Professors including Lower Staff and decided to take necessary action against them.

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GSTA announced protests before Bilawal House and World Bank Office

Mirpukhas: GSTA has announced its schedule of protests before Bilawal House Karachi and World Bank Office. The protests will be observed Before World Bank Office on 10th December and at Bilawal House on 17th and 18th. They have requested other parties to favor them and take part in their struggle.

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Historical School of Khairpur lacks basic facilities

Practising Primary School District Khairpur Mirs was established in 1918, but due to carelessness of authorities, its condition is crumbling and building is decaying; no availability of basic facilities. School building consists of 27 class rooms, but roof pieces are falling and the students are worried. Citizens have demanded form higher authorities to take notice of the issues and resolve them.

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Flood affected 30 Schools still not restored

Flood affected schools in Ghari Khero District Jacobabad in 2010 still not repaired due to carelessness of Education Department. Higher Secondary Students have been shifted to High School, but since five years its construction work is not completed. The number of students increased to 900, but there are 12 classrooms.

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Villagers protest for basic facilities in Girls School

Girls School village Saen Dino Mallah District Jamshoro lacks basic facilities. Villagers protested for adequate basic facilities in the school and raised voice against the corruption of Head Mistress of the school; they demanded to reduce the difficulties of students.

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Villagers protest against school closure and Transfer of Head Mistress

The residents of village Edan Khaskheli U.C Noorpur District Naushehroferoz stood against the transfer order of Head Mistress of the school and raised their voice against School closure. They demanded for restoration of transfer of Head Mistress.

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Toilets constructed in 126 schools through School Wash Program

With the help of HANDS, program of building toilets in 126 schools have been initiated at Gadap Karachi. HANDS member Ms. Shahnaz Shaikh declared before media that through this program drinking water facilities will be installed and facilities of hand wash and toilets will be focused.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-11-29/page-3

 

SAT results portray grim picture of education 

Amid global concerns about Pakistan ranking second in countries with the most children out of school, Sindh has yet to find a good way to educate the six million ‘fortunate’ enough to attend its public schools.

Attesting to this particular aspect of the education crisis, the results of the second official province-wide tests, known as the Standardised Achievement Test (SAT) 2013-2014, were made public on Friday at a convention of education department officials of the teaching and administrative cadres from across the province at the Pearl Continental hotel. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/799382/failing-grades-sat-results-portray-grim-picture-of-education/

 

Sindhi academics stage protest against killings of nationalist workers 

Disappearances, detentions and killings of nationalist workers propelled Sindhi writers, lawyers, teachers, journalists and representatives of non-governmental organisations to stage a protest. Prof Amar Sindhu, a women rights activist who teaches at Sindh University, said that the Sindhi society will not accept the killing of innocent young men. “We may disagree with the nationalists but we can’t forsake our people.”

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/799388/sindhi-academics-stage-protest-against-killings-of-nationalist-workers/

 

Aansoo Kolhi’s school becomes part of Sindh Education Foundation 

Aansoo Kolhi’s dream came true last week when the Sindh government made her school part of the Sindh Education Foundation (SEF). The government also named the school after her father, Kombho Mal Kolhi, as that was the young girl’s biggest wish. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/799402/aansoo-kolhis-school-becomes-part-of-sindh-education-foundation/

 

SHC stays action against education director 

The Sindh High Court (SHC) has restrained the provincial government from passing any final order in pursuance of the show-cause notice issued by the provincial chief minister to the district officer for girls’ secondary and higher secondary education in connection with alleged irregularities in the education department.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/799803/challenged-in-court-shc-stays-action-against-education-director/

 

1,194 schoolteachers get appointment letters 

As many as 1,194 schoolteachers were appointed in Sindh on Friday. Sindh Education Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro presented job letters to the newly appointed teachers at the NJV Government Boys Higher Secondary School.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-287041-1194-schoolteachers-get-appointment-letters

 

382 students graduate from AKU 

The Aga Khan University’s (AKU) sports complex was a swirl of green and white on Saturday as the Class of 2014 prepared to take its final walk as students. The ceremony began with a procession, led by Dr Mir Afzal Tajik, the director of AKU’s Institute for Educational Development, carrying the university blazon. The graduating students and the faculty followed to the tune of the varsity’s traditional processional music, composed by Kabir Roy.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/799798/celebrating-accomplishments-clad-in-green-and-white-382-students-graduate-from-aku/

 

‘Private, instead of public university in Hyderabad regrettable’

Speaking at a press conference at the local press club, the MQM leaders said it was regrettable that the university was being established in the private sector instead of the public sector because the PPP government never accep­ted the demand by the people of Hyderabad. They quoted former PPP education minister Pir Mazharul Haq as repeatedly arguing that he didn’t let it happen because it would have benefited MQM supporters alone.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1147575

 

Malala invites Kainat to Nobel award ceremony 

Rights activist Malala Yousafzai has invited rape survivor Kainat Soomro with her father to the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony scheduled to be held on Dec 10 in Oslo, Norway.

Speaking to Dawn over phone, Kainat said she was surprised to receive a call from Malala, who encouraged her to continue to pursue her studies. “Apart from that she asked me to come to Oslo when the prize distribution ceremony takes place,” Kainat added.

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SMIU organises declamation contest

 Professor Dr. Aurangzeb, Head of Academic Affairs and Advisor Student Affairs  Of Sindh Madressatul University has said that besides academic activities; SMI University is emphasizing on improvement on communication skill, knowledge and learning process of its students through co-curricular activities.

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‘Spend money on social sectors, not nukes’

South Asian nuclear powers should spend the budgets on social sectors for provision of safe drinking water, education and health care facilities instead of spending huge chunks of the budget for safeguarding their nuclear weapons.  These views were expressed by the civil society activists, writers, columnists, intellectuals, scientists and doctors at the launching ceremony of an Urdu book “Taqat Ka Saraab” – Nuclear Bomb in South Asia:

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-01/page-4/detail-2

 

BISE announces result of SSC Part-1 exams 

The controller of Examinations Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Hyderabad Saturday announced the result of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Part I (Class IX) Annual Examinations 2014.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-11-30/page-13

                                      

‘Our Writers Our Heroes’ 

The Beaconhouse School System recently held a literary evening at its DHA campus. The evening was themed ‘Our Writers Our Heroes’. The audience was a keen set of O- and A-level students, teachers and heads of the Beaconhouse southern region.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-287416-Our-Writers-Our-Heroes

 

Editorials/Opinions

 

Reforms in the education sector by Hussain Nadim 

Like almost everything in Pakistan, education, too, has become a controversial subject. One cannot have a decent roundtable or a talk show on education that does not end up being political. Beyond revolutionary ideals, fixing education, I believe, needs a bit more realistic approach. Given the space constraint, I will focus on the following five areas that can set the education sector on the right track.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/798717/reforms-in-the-education-sector/

 

Misjudging universities by Pervez Hoodbhoy               

THE headlines earlier this week were celebratory: a Pakistani university has been included in the 500 Best Global Universities by the US News and World Report. Although Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) in Islamabad occupied only the 496th place — well below 10 other universities from neighbouring India and Iran — this is welcome news. Have we actually zoomed up and away from the rock-bottom standards of our higher education?

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1147559

 

Changing curriculum or minds 

Back in 2004, when Pervez Musharraf ruled, the senior minister of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) in the then North West Frontier Province (NWFP) assembly, Sirajul Haq, warned the federal government that students of the province were united against the intended changes that were to be made in the syllabi. He stressed that if the students didn’t want to read a textbook that has been modified by the federal government, no power in the world could compel them to do so.

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Did Malala deserve the Nobel Peace Prize? By Asghar Qadir 

In the issue of The Express Tribune of November 1, there was an article by Razya Siddiqui entitled “Maligning Malala — the sound and the fury”. She said no more than what I had been saying. However, she said it a lot better and, more importantly, she published it. The article shamed me into realising that this is a time to stand up and be counted.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/798716/did-malala-deserve-the-nobel-peace-prize/

 

The missing first rate teachers By Syed Bakhtiyar Kazmi 

 Pakistan needs good, no, great teachers, and they are simply missing from the market place. The complete apathy towards education in Pakistan for the last many decades is quite alarming and reeks of a conspiracy by the elitists to keep the peasantry under control forever.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-30/page-6/detail-1

 

My teacher, my pride By K. Iqbal 

As I lifted Mr Abdul Rehman Qureshi’s coffin and carried it towards a nearby positioned helicopter for the final leg of his journey to Sargodha, my mind completed a whirlwind tour of my forty-four year association with the former principal PAF School/ College Sargodha and Aitchison College, Lahore.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-30/page-7/detail-2

 

Educating a girl in Pakistan By Geena Saleh 

Standing amidst a crowd of concerned students, I heard the speech of the Vice Chancellor giving his official statement regarding the sexual harassment case at the central courtyard in Lahore University of Management Sciences. Word had it that a girl aged 24 had been harassed by an instructor within the classroom. Prior to this event, Lahore University of Management Sciences had miraculously earned the reputation of being the only institution in Pakistan to be gender neutral but this too had now changed.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-29/page-14/detail-7

 

The educational institutions in Balochistan

Many terrorists turned to Balochistan after Operation Zarb-e-Azb and they started to target educational institutions there.

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Letters to the editor

 

Laptops scheme 

According to the prime minister’s directives, the Higher Education Commission is going to distribute 100,000 laptops to the students of public-sector universities.

According to the eligibility criteria, students who are employed either in a public or private-sector organisation are not eligible for laptops under this scheme.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1147585/laptops-scheme

 

Teachers wanted 

Government Higher Secondary Girls School (GHSGS), Naushahro Feroze, has been running without Physics and Mathematics teachers for the last some years. This is hurting our girl students.

Complete Story:http://www.dawn.com/news/1147959/teachers-wanted

 

Universities’ ranking 

THE Quaid-e-Azam University has been ranked at 496th among the 500 best Global Universities for 2015, according to the US News and World Report. I am sure the Quaid-e-Azam’s soul will not be pleased.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1147961/universities-ranking

 

A Waziristan M.Phil student’s lament

 I RECENTLY completed my graduation from Government College University Lahore in philosophy and applied to the Punjab University Lahore for M.Phil.

Disallowing people from different backgrounds to come close to each other is promoting and reinforcing stereotypes about each other. This should not be the essence of any educational institution.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1147773/a-waziristan-mphil-students-lament

               

Co-education 

Co-Education means the education of girls and boys in the same institute at the same time. This trend is increasing its popularity in the less developed countries such as Pakistan and India. This Educational system is very common in western countries and it has been adopted by many countries. In this write-up, the point to ponder is weather co-education is good or bad for today’s generation. Firstly, I will be looming the advantages of co-education system.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=257353

 

Legalizing loot? 

I would like to draw the kind attention of CM Baluchistan to recent development made between Government of Baluchistan Secondary Education Department and National Testing Service (NTS). A notification was issued in which it was stated that the recruitment of all teaching staff, in BPS-15 and below, will be made after a screening test conducted through NTS. However, NTS is a private organisation which holds different exams for admissions to universities and jobs and it charges Rs.700 to Rs.1200, from each candidate for these exams, which is too much, whereas Baluchistan Public Service Commission(BPSC) charges 500 for such tests.

Complete study: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-01/page-7/detail-6

 

Education in Turbat

Our education system lies in shambles. Being a resident of Turbat, I would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities to kindly improve the quality and infrastructure of our educational institutes.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-01/page-7/detail-1

 

Quality Education 

I will take this moment to remind our chief minister that it is not buses we need but a quality education. Unfortunately, we are not being provided good education since the college lacks lecturers and teachers.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-30/page-7/detail-1

 

Transfer of college 

The Weaving & finishing institute shahdara is a historical institute and many reputed personalities got education from here but now its transfer to Faisalabad is not good for local students.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/letters/01-Dec-2014/344319