37 projects including education sector worth Rs.9.155b approved
The Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) on Tuesday approved 37 projects worth Rs.9.155 billion. The projects related to the sector of infrastructure, relief, rehabilitation, food, home, sports, tourism, elementary & secondary education, higher education, health and water. A total of 669 officers, well trained and educated will be inducted through Public Service Commission, into the existing 1300 staff of traffic police.
12 fully-funded scholarships approved
The National Testing Services (NTS) and Fata Secretariat approved 12 fully-funded scholarships at the Institute of Management Science (IM|Sciences), Peshawar, on Tuesday. The scholarships were approved for the needy and talented students from 25 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Fata and remote areas seeking admission at the IM|Sciences in seven graduate level programmes.
Security plan for Kohat Schools
DPO Kohat explained the security plan for public and private institutions at Kohat. Security guards with licensed guns will be allowed to offer duties.
11 militants carried out Peshawar school attack: police report
Assailants entered Peshawar from Landi Kotal at 3am on Dec 16, took shelter in a mosque near Army Public School. Eleven terrorists carried out the brutal attack on Peshawar’s Army Public School of which seven went inside the building while four stayed outside for coordination.
Australia supports UNICEF trauma counseling for Peshawar school victims
The Australian government has announced to give financial support to UNICEF for providing trauma counseling to the victims of December 16, Peshawar school massacre.
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Corruption reference filed against ex-chief of education board
The National Accountability Bureau Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday filed a reference of corruption with a local accountability court against former chairman of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Dera Ismail Khan Noor Mohammad and three others.
Post trauma counselling: CM says psychiatrists to help APS survivors
Chief Minister Pervez Khattak announced on Tuesday that psychologists will be hired to help the traumatised survivors of Army Public School (APS). The institution came under siege on December 16 and claimed the lives of 150 people of which 134 were schoolchildren.
KP minister claims threat alert wasn’t specific to Army Public School
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information MushtaqGhani has clarified a news item appearing in a section of the press as he maintained that it exaggerated the factual position of a threat alert to the Army-run educational institutions. In a statement, the minister said the threat alert issued on August 28, 2014 was for all institutions run by the Pakistan Army in the country and was not specific to the Army Public School and College, Peshawar.
Another injured student expires
Death toll of students martyred in Peshawar terror attack has mounted to 134 as another injured student expired on Tuesday.
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Schools to be named after APS students
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Tuesday announced government educational institutions in the province would be named after the children killed by the Taliban militants in the December 16 attack on Army Public School, Peshawar.
KP announced Rs.100m for school attack victims
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has announce Rs. 100m compensation for the victim families of terrorist attack on the Army Public School.
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Initial investigation report on Peshawar Incident submitted to interior
Yesterday another victim died and it contributed to 134 deaths from terrorist attack at Army Public School Peshawar.Initial investigation report revealed that 11 terrorist were involved in this terrorist activity. Of them out of 7, 2 belongs to Afghanistan and remaining from Kohat and Sawat.
VC Peshawar University nominated for Academy of Sciences
Vice Chancellor, Peshawar University has nominated as lifetime fellow of Academy of Sciences. He got 61 years of working experience. He is 89th scientist who nominated in list of Academy of Science.
UoP VC made Pakistan Academy of Sciences fellow
Vice-Chancellor University of Peshawar Prof Dr Muhammad Rasul Jan has been elected as life time fellow of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences. The academy serves as a think-tank for policy-making and delivers scholarly documents to those at the helm of affairs for betterment in important sectors particularly energy, biotechnology, engineering and water management.
Monitoring of Master’s Degree exams
Chief Minister’s team is monitoring the examination centers for monitoring of working during exams of Master’s degree programs.
Grants for School Chashma
Senior Provincial Minister granted 8.6 million for development of School at Chashma, out of them 2.0 million will for development of boundary wall and remaing will for RHC.
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Released required for the fees of Scholarships
Thousands of the students are studying in different educational institutions on scholarships. Government is not paying their scholarship fees; due to this, their future is on stake.
GTA is responsible for teacher’s right
During a monitoring visit by Government Teachers Association at Sibbi, their Provincial minister said that handling and solving teacher’s professional issues is their responsibility.
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Education gives progress to passionate nations
In an event organized by Hamdard Welfare Foundation, Secretary Secondary Education said that those nations who adopt education as culture get rapid progress.
A Nation’s progress lies in education
In an annual event at Nisai Public School, the opposition leader said that a nation’s progress lies in education attainment. He said that Jamiat has developed a number of schools in the region.
Terrorism can be overcome by education
Political leader said that we can overcome and wipeout the terrorism through propagation of education in the region. He said this in an annual event at Loralai local school.
Call for plastic surgery, psychiatric treatment of Peshawar attack injured
The Forum for Dignity Initiative (FDI) has demanded of the government to take steps for the plastic surgery of 65 students of Army Public School in Peshawar who were seriously injured in the Dec 16 terrorist attack.
Senators call for seminary reforms
Senators and a federal minister on Tuesday lashed out at the government for what they called its “inaction” after attack on Army Public School in Peshawar. They called for early steps to carry out reforms in religious seminaries (Madaris).
Helpline for students
The Islamabad police on Tuesday decided to set up a helpline for the students of educational institutions in the city.The helpline will be set up at Rescue 15.
500 FC men to guard schools
About 500 personnel of the Frontier Constabulary (FC) are arriving in Islamabad for the security of educational institutions in the city.
Man collecting information on schools arrested
A man was arrested in a search operation around Chak Shahzad and photographs of schools in the capital and maps were recovered from his possession.
Madressah mainstreaming project awaits funds
While Pakistan grapples with growing religious extremism, the federal government has failed to disburse funds for a programme aimed at mainstreaming religious seminaries.
Pre-emptive measures: New security measures for schools being planned
New measures have been taken by the Capital Administration and Development Division and the police to beef up security at educational institutes in the twin cities.
Schools seek extra funds for security
The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has constituted a security monitoring team for schools and colleges in CADD under the headship of Senior Joint Secretary Rukhsana Rehman that will submit a report regarding necessary measures of security that are required to be taken urgently.
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Strategy to protect Islamabad schools devised
Police have devised a strategy to improve security of the schools through cooperation of their respective administrations and giving special briefings to students. It was state by Inspector General of Police Tahir Alam Khan while talking to media at the inaugural ceremony of Reporting Room at Secretariat Police Station. SP (City) RizwanGondal, DSP Secretariat Bashir Ahmed Noon, DSP (City) Muhammad Ashraf Shah, SHO Secretariat Police Station Nawaz Bhatti, SHO Aabpara Police Station Khalid Mehmud Awan and other police officials were present on the occasion.
Special children’s mainstreaming urged in educational system
Parents of special children on Monday said that the children with learning disability should be given support by the educational system and the wider community for their mainstreaming into society. The views were expressed at the Open Day held for parents at the Centre for Profound Education, Rawalpindi, that caters to the educational need of slow-learning and autistic children. The parents stressed that rights of such children should be no different than normal children and called for the need of quality education, equal life chances and opportunities for their future.
Senate for ban on foreign funding to madrassas
Accusing the government of failing to take quick action after the Peshawar school terrorist attack, legislators in the Upper House of parliament on Tuesday demanded the government ban foreign funding to those madrassas who were involved in any type of militant training.
RIS ECO-literacy initiative reaching new heights
On Saturday an open day was conducted nationwide in Roots International Schools, proceeding the theme of Eco- Literacy Initiative. All branches of RIS actively participated to conduct an advantageous and successful event for a sustainable environment.
Varsity arranges workshop on water resource management
A ten days training workshop on water resource management for Balochistan farmers commenced at Pir Mehr Ali ShahArid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) on Tuesday with an aim to help convert barren lands in the largest province into productive units through new techniques of irrigation.
HEC confers best university teacher awards
As many as 45 faculty members were conferred Best University Teacher Awards at a ceremony held at the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Secretariat, Islamabad.
President emphasises universities’ role in development
President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday emphasized the crucial role of universities in human resource development and said that it ultimately contributes towards the economic progress of the country. He was talking to Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Mukhtar Ahmed here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
Govt committed to promote higher education: President
Dr. Ahmed Benflis, outgoing ambassador of Algeria in Pakistan, Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed and Chairman Shifa Foundation Dr. Muhammad Ata separately called on President Mamnoon Hussain at Aiwan-e- Sadr on Tuesday.
Fake Open University
Due to negligence by government bodies, criminals illegally opened fake international Open University. Pursuing fake admission notices for matric and intermediate, a number of students submitted their fees and lost their money.
BISP to extent Wasila e Talim to 32 Districts
Benazir Income Support program decided to extend Wasila e talim upto 32 Districts. Under this program, BISP will provide 200 rupees per month to deserving students. For this purpose, BISP issued debit cards to the workers.
Government delivery free education
Assistant Director Colleges said that government is serious about education development. Every child has right to take education. For this purpose, government is offering free education.
AIOU schedules its examinations
The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has scheduled its final examinations of Matric, FA and BA programmes for Pakistanis settled in Middle East countries from January 5. The examinations will take place in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Oman and Bahrain. Date-sheets and roll number slips have also been placed at its website i.e. www.aiou.edu.pk or http://del.aiou.edu.pk or Overseas@aiou.edu.pk.
In remembrance: Glowing tributes paid to Parveen Shakir
A reference was organised to pay tribute to the legendary poetess Parveen Shakir at the Urdu department of the Fatima Jinnah Women University on Tuesday.
National Defence University convocation
The 11th convocation of the National Defence University will be held at the university auditorium on Wednesday at 10am.
Educate to eradicate terrorism, says minister
Provincial Minister for Law, Excise and Taxation and Finance Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman has said that terrorism and unemployment can be wiped out by promoting quality education. Addressing delegations of youth on Tuesday, the minister said that there was a need to utilise national resources equitably for setting up a peaceful society with economic prosperity of the masses.
Schools in Rawalpindi to have private security guards
Education Department Rawalpindi has decided to appoint private security guards in all the state run schools in district Rawalpindi.
PU teachers demands accepted
In the request of Punjab University Academic Staff Association (ASA) Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran Tuesday directed the official concerned to issue teachers’ research incentive awards and performance evaluation awards besides accepting in principle a demand regarding increase in the monthly allowance of hostel wardens and superintendents.
Positions Vacant for promotions
Teachers did protest in front of assembly against not to promote in the grade from 17 to 20. There are nearly 1000 promotions pending in Punjab but government is not paying attention.
Volunteer force for security of schools
Provincial education minister said that today will be a high-level meeting on security plan for educational institutions. For this purpose,it is planned to have 300 thousand volunteer security officials for schools.
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Fund for security of Private institutions required
EDO said that funds are required for implementing the security plan for public and private schools. Plan includes building wall of at least 6 feet hight, security guards from some registered company etc.
Funds released for Security at Schools
Government of Punjab has released 800 million for implementing the security at school of Punjab.
Special Educational Institutions
Governor Punjab said that government is working for providing basic educational facilities special education centers. He said government is serious about to make them eligible to work for country.
Research Award to Teachers
Vice Chancellor, Punjab University announced to give Research incentive awards to the deserving teachers. Academic Staff Association met with VC and discusses their professional issues.
Action against stopping education activity for railway colonies
Railway Minister taken action against railway employees who stopped the construction of Government primary school Malakwal.
To protest against extending the winter vocations
All Pakistan Private Schools Association said that government has granted winter vocations upto 3 January 2015. If they will further extend it then the association decided to do protest against education department.
Govt.to meet goals set for the development of education, Mujtaba Shuja
Excise and Taxation Minister said that Government is working to meet Millennium Development Goal. He said that government has increased education Budget during last six years.
Dawa will prepare new curriculum
Jamat e Dawa Teachers wing said that they are working on changes for improvement in curriculum for schools. In this regards they said they will produce it to concern department very soon.
Funds for free education by PTF
Punjab Teachers Foundations announced to take monthly funds of 20-50 rupees for delivering free education to the deserving children.
Vocations upto 9 January 2015 in all universities of Punjab
Vice Chancellors of Universities in Punjab said that, the universities would start working before 9January 2015. All hostels will also remain vacant and there will be tight monitoring of the campuses.
MCB, LUMS collaborate for ‘cashless campus’
MCB Bank, in collaboration with the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), is striving towards making LUMS Pakistan’s first cashless education campus via its MCB Lite platform.
The distribution of laptops among students having secured 78 percent marks in Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) begun here in the tehsil.
In this connection, prominent educationist Malik Muhammad Khalid Rahdari distributed laptops among student in Government High School Shahwala South.
Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-24/page-21/detail-3
MoU between UVAS & LADD
A MEMORANDUM of Understanding (MoU) was signed between University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) and the Livestock and Dairy Development Department (L&DD) on Tuesday to jointly work for the prevention of foot and mouth disease (FMD) and hemorrhagic septicemia disease (HS). The UVAS Vice-Chancellor, Prof DrTalatNaseer Pasha, and Secretary Livestock and Dairy Development Department Punjab, NasimSadiq, signed the MoU.
Complete STORY: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-292109-MoU
Education Seminar in Jamshoro by Alif Ailaan
A seminar on Education was organized by a social organization Alif Ailaan at Sunn, near Amri District Jamshoro. Different people from the district attend it and showed their great interest for promotion of Education. On the occasion, Ms. Nasreen Pathan, member of Alif Ailaan, said that due to political involvement Education is ruined and pushed backwards; through conspiracies Students are being taken towards darkness. She said, we all are responsible for coarse features of Education in Sindh and it needs efforts to change its face. Schools have been turned to cattle farms.
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School buildings seem haunted houses; many school closed in District Badin
Alarming condition of Education in District Badin; Education Department is completely failed to provide basic Education in District Badin. Five Talukas of the District, Matli, Badin, Talhar, Tando Bago and Golarchi are surrounded with the root problem of Education due to inattention of Education officers. They are engaged in their own corrupt activities and schools are left behind in the problems. Hundreds of Teachers are on Visa system with the favor of concerned officers and supervisors. Enrolment of students is being registered and sent to officer to make them happy with progress, but students’ problems are not displayed before them. Mostly Teachers remain busy in their personal business; many of them are running clinics, but they are quack doctors. Officers never visited schools in Taluka Matli. SMC funds are grabbed and schools condition is looking as if haunted House; students are afraid of going to attend schools because of their crumbling condition. Villagers, social workers and other citizens have demanded for justice with future of their children by providing them Education and renovation of schools; they have demanded to stop playing with Primary Education of poor children.
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NTS pass candidates protest for offer orders
District Thurr Parker: 106 NTS pass candidates protested for offer orders for the posts of Teacher. They declared that Provincial Minister has issued offer orders in other Districts of Sindh, but they are still waiting for their orders. They have demanded from Senior Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro to take notice and issue them offer orders.
School construction work left in incomplete since 7 years
Construction work of Primary School village Masu Khan Rind District Umer Kot is left incomplete since seven years due to negligence of Education Department. Due to closure of School, Students are worried about their Education. Villagers cried that school is lacking basic facilities of drinking water, electricity due to corruption in budget.
CASA organises CA students’ conference
The Chartered Accountants Students Association-South (CASA-S) organised the CA Students’ Conference 2014 with theme of ‘Move Outside The Box’ in collaboration with the Southern Regional Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP), here on Tuesday in a local hotel.
Scholarships awarded to students
20,000 rupees is the amount awarded to each of four meritorious students at Sheikh Abdul Latif Bhitai’s business administration department in a needs-based scholarship cheques distribution ceremony on Tuesday.
Protest for permanent status by Sindhialogy lecturers
Lecturers of Sindhiology Department, Sindh University did protest on Tuesday after press club for taking permanent status of their posts. They said they are offering duties for a long time but until now, they did not get permanent status of their posts.
Appointment letter of JST and PST not issued by NTS
After 2 years, NTS did not release the appointment letters to JST and PST candidates by Education Department. Nearly 250 Candidates at Badin are worry about their future.
Education at Hyderabad declining
Supporters of education at Hyderabad said that, due to negligence by government bodies about education the standard of education is decling at Hyderabad region. Its governmentresponsibility to provide basic rights.
Aid by Bahria University to Thar
Bahria University has collected aid for supporting peoples of Thar. They have sent their aid to Thar.
KU holding meeting with affiliated colleges
Karachi University is holding a meeting with principals of affiliated colleges on Wednesday1December 2014. They will discuss about dates of examinations.
Former head of IBA Dr Wahab’s book launched
Speakers at the launch of a book on public institutions’ reform spoke of a variety of pressures public servants encounter while leading vital departments, particularly educational institutions and shared how some of them kept their integrity intact and successfully withstood the strains of their high profile jobs.The book titled ‘Sarkari idaron ki islah?’ (Reforms in public institutions?), authored by Dr Abdul Wahab, former vice chancellor of the University of Karachi, and head of the Institute of Business of Administration (IBA) was launched at the Karachi Press Club.
Graphic, textile design work show opens in school
The annual degree show of artworks by final-year graduating students of the graphic design and textile design department of the Karachi School of Art (KSA) began on the school premises on Tuesday morning.
ICCBS-KU, Bacha Khan University sign MoU
International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), Karachi University (KU), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bacha Khan University (BKU), Charsadda.
Scientific Exhibition at Commecs College Karachi
Commecs College is holding a four days scientific exhibition. Head of Micro Biology Department, Karachi University attended the exhibition.
Holiday at Sindh University
There will be holiday on 25 December 2014 at Sindh University Hyderabad.
Terrorists strike again by Iftikhar Ahmad
As a nation we have time and again failed to learn from our mistakes. Absence of meaningful political ownership is a major cause of continuing tragedies leading to uncertainty and a mindset ignoring the ugly truth. Education is the only avenue that promises true humanity and empathy.
Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-24/page-7/detail-2
Education in Pakistan has been in the doldrums for many decades now. The rot is so deep now that the term ghost school fails to register any level of shock or indignation. To fill the gap where an adequate education sector should be, private schools mushroomed all over the country to provide something close to decent education –only for those who can afford it.
The children left behind by Rafia Zakaria
THE Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting took place far away from Peshawar and almost two years ago to the day of the Army Public School massacre. Grotesque and horrific, it took fewer lives than our scores dead.
A test of sincerity
The Working Group of anti-terrorism experts has submitted recommendations to the National Action Plan Committee. Policy makers have to realise that as long as madrassas like Islamabad’s Jamia Hafsa continue to impart extremist views, their students encouraged to show support for organisations like Daish and its faculty idealised the terrorists while denigrating the military operation, there can be no end to terrorism in the country despite all the hangings.
Article on Education system from unequal status by Prof. Nisar Ahmed Choudhry
Education is necessary for the development of country, but education in our country is not uniform, it has been categorized into different status that is a danger for national harmony.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-24/page-16
Letters to the editor
Too much money
Sir: I am a working mother who has run from pillar to post to enable my child to receive quality education. I tried admitting him in a government school but I have decided against it as the school I went to is nothing better than a ghost school: a building with no substance.
Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/24-Dec-2014/too-much-money
Sir: I request the federal and provincial governments to announce the opening of school s throughout Pakistan that are named after the children and school staff who were martyred in the Peshawar school tragedy.
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Khuzdar is the largest district of Pakistan in terms of area. Unfortunately, it is being neglected by the government. There has been no progress, no development in this area for decades. Little or no coverage by the media, lack of educational institutions and lazy lawmakers plague the area as well. Students face many challenges because of a lack of libraries.
What about YouTube?
I am a student of mass communication and my studies are often based on the internet. There is a lot of information on different websites that I need for my coursework.
I STILL remember how reluctantly I used to get up for school when I was young. I still remember the feeling after washing hands with freezing cold water.
ALLAMA Iqbal Open University’s BEd students are still waiting for their admission confirmation and delivery of books. Neither the AIOU website has any information on this nor does any staff providing any information.
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Film education is getting a lot of appreciation these days. Youth are getting enrolled in film-making and other communication studies and a hype about doing MBBS or engineering has come down.
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Making hostels behave
What happened to the system of checks and balances? There is a constant cry from students regarding the poor state of private hostels in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Students from far-flung areas of Sindh, Balochistan, KP and GB have no other option but to live in private hostels which offer unhygienic food, water, besides unclean environment. Moreover, the owners decide about rates, menu and timing in their hostels.