Rs0.5m recovered from teachers for being absent
The anti-corruption establishment recovered over Rs 500,000 from the absent female teachers of Lakki education department and deposited this amount in the government kitty on Monday.
Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-30/page-5/detail-3
Difficult to protect schools unless borders are sealed: Khattak
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khatak on Monday said that it was difficult to provide security to all the schools unless the borders were sealed to prevent terrorist ingression.
Amassing information: Bio data from all schools being collected
Acting on the directives of the provincial government, the district administration of Swat has started collecting bio data of all public and private schools. The decision has been taken in the wake of the Army Public School attack in Peshawar.
Security official at each school
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said that there would be a police officer at each school. It is important to save region from terrorism. We need to work had for it.
Security of schools is responsibility of government
All Pakistan Private School Management Association said the security is responsibility of government. Police department and security forces should collaborate with government for security of schools.
Schools in KP directed to ensure foolproof security
The management of educational institutions across the province has been directed to ensure foolproof security to forestall December 16-like attacks as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police on Monday launched One-Click SOS service for schools in Peshawar. Thousands of students and their parents across the country are scared following threats of more Army Public School like-attacks. The federal and provincial governments are also concerned about the security of schools and their students due to which the winter vacations have been extended till January 12.
Headmaster training for KP districts
Provincial government said to education department for head masters training. In this regard including Peshawar, thirteen districts are nominated for conducting the training wilt collaboration of Training Pipe and Curriculum and Teachers Training institute.
Closure of educational institutions extended in KP
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Monday extended the closure of the government and private educational institutions until January 12 on security grounds. The decision to this effect was made during two separate meetings, one chaired by elementary and secondary education minister Mohammad Atif and the other by higher education department secretary Mohammad Ali Shahzad.
SOS service launched for schools, sensitive institutions
Police have launched a ‘one-click’ SOS alert service for the sensitive and vulnerable institutions including all schools in Peshawar. The android alert service would enable people at all the vulnerable and sensitive places to inform police about any emergency, whatsoever, through just a click of the mobile phone, said a handout issued here on Monday.
Over 200 Afghan seminary students held
Police on Monday detained over 200 seminary students from an Afghan refugee camp situated on the outskirts of Haripur.
NOC for opening institutions
Information Minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said that they will also the educational institutions to open with NOC. With NOC, they will not allow them to open.
Identification of unidentifiable peoples at University
Vice Chancellor Peshawar University said to identify the irrelevant person in the university. Our aim is make sure the foolproof security system in the University. Security department should work properly.
Contact HEC for Laptops
Admin said that the deserving student should validate themselves from HEC website for laptop schemes.
Website launched to identify ghost schools
Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has emphasised the importance of `Education Management Information System (Emis) to ensure presence of teachers in schools and identify ghost schools and improve the quality of education in the province. Addressing the launching ceremony of the Emis website, jointly prepared by the Education Department and Unicef, the chief minister said that the aim of the website was to strengthen the system through information enrichment and technical up gradation.
Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=30_12_2014_005_002
New Text books for new educational Year
Senior Educational Staff association said that in 2014, education Department distributed textbooks quite late and due to this, students faced many problems. Education Department should make sure timely availability of Test Books for year 2015.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-30-2014/quetta/page10.asp
NTS for recruitment will elevate the purposive support
Chief Minister Balochistan said that EMIS system is important for monitoring the activities of teachers. It will help to detect the ghost teachers. He said NTS would help to recruit based on merits.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-30-2014/quetta/page1.asp
Long-term positive results of NTS tests
Director Education Schools, Gulab Khan said that recruitments through NTS would yield long-term positive results in the system.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-30-2014/quetta/page3.asp
Biometric for teachers
Education advisor said that government is seriously working for development in education sector. In this regard, government is about to launch a biometric system for monitoring activities of teachers.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-30-2014/quetta/page2.asp
Population based recruitments
Quetta Metropolitan Corporation said that, education department has unevenly distributed 278 posts at Quetta. They said that recruitments should base on population of the area.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-30-2014/quetta/page3.asp
Results by Balochistan Board
Balochistan board of intermediate and secondary announces results of intermediate. 67.11 % of 5698 appears students have cleared the exam.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-30-2014/quetta/page3.asp
Unsatisfactory construction of Cadet College Boundary
Recently construction of boundary wall for Cadet College Jaffarabad is started. The wall being constructing with unsatisfactory standards.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-30-2014/quetta/page7.asp
Primary School at Kahuti
Secretary Sira inaugurated a primary school at Kahuti that was constructed from 8.0 million PKR grant from Japan.
Students, teachers receive first aid training
Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has organised a first aid training for the students and staff of Roots Millennium Schools (RMS) here at RCI Millennium Campus, I-9/3.
NUML scholars proceed to US for research
The fourth cohort of National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Islamabad, comprising nine young graduates, scholars and faculty members, received their tickets and health insurance cards in order to attend a two-month long UNT-NUML Research Fellowship programme at University of North Texas (UNT), USA. The cohort is proceeding to UNT under Research Fellowship Programme, which is part of a three-year long academic partnership between NUML and UNT, aimed to boost the research and academic culture in the university.
HEC meets to plan a better future for private universities
The Ninth Progress Review meeting of Quality Enhancement Cells (QECs) of 15 W- Category private universities was held at Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad.
High-level meetings of administration with schools
High-level officers of administration are holding meetings with school heads and education officers for managing the security plan for schools.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2014-12-30/page-4
Boundary wall for school
Government high school Jasyal has land of 40 kanals but has no boundary wall. School needs 130-foot long boundary wall.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-12-30/page-4
Madrassa Board to revive
A board working on amendments for working of Maddaris said to “the Daily News” that the Madrassa Boards should be reviving. It is important for signify them and make their level best nearer to other educational boards.
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Saudi grant for schools
Shah Abdullah Welfare trust said that Saudi Arabia is investing 5 million USD for development of primary, middle, and higher schools in the region. They will develop 40 educational institutions.
PAT starts working on anti-terrorism subject syllabus
Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) has constituted a committee that has started preparing syllabus on anti-terrorism subject.PAT Chairman Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri has constituted a 5-member committee under Rahiq Abbasi which will work out recommendations on syllabus for the general public, students of colleges and universities, armed forces, teachers, religious scholars and media within 15 days.
IIUI extends admission date
International Islamic University Islamabad has extended the last date of submission of admission form till December 31 (Wednesday).
Authorities in capital to decide extension in winter vacation
The concerned authorities would decide extension in winter vacation for all the schools and colleges of federal capital soon. The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) announced the winter vacation in all public and private educational institutions from December 22-31 and were supposed to open from January 1.
Universities close campuses for two more weeks
The National University of Modern Languages, the Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technology and the Bahria University have delayed the reopening of their campuses in the federal capital for two weeks on security grounds. After the Taliban attack on a Peshawar school on December 16, the Islamabad police alerted local schools, colleges and university to possible terrorist attacks.
AIOU holds workshops on quality assurance
Two separate training workshops on ‘quality assurance and writing skill’ began on Monday at the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) for professional development of human resource. Officers and non-academic staff of various universities are attending the workshops, which have been organised in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission.
BA/BSc exams: Students cry foul over discrepancies in mark sheets
Aneela Razzaq, a fourth year student at a model college in Islamabad, bewildered when she found out that she has secured 78 marks in statistics — a subject she never appeared in — instead of economics. Since the colleges in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) were affiliated to the QAU almost two years, students and college administrations have been crying foul over the poor state of affairs at the university’s examination section.
Arts College to volunteer wall painting
To get rids of wall chalking at Rawalpindi, the administration is doing something to cover it. In this regards, students of Rawalpindi Arts College desired to do wall painting volunteer with support of brushes etc.
Teacher’s seniority list at education office
Education Department has released and displayed the seniority list for promotions of elementary teacher at District Education Office.
To bring laptops for degree is compulsory
HEC said that students who received laptops should bring it to their institutions. It was done to cover the illegal sales of systems of this scheme.HEC said that possession and showing laptop is now compulsory for availing the degree.
Book fair at Hussan Abdal High School
National Book Foundation holding two-daybook fair at Higher Secondary school Hassan Abdaal. It will create reading habits among teachers and students.
Terrorist attacks put children at risk for psychiatric disorders
Despite being profoundly affected by terrorism, Pakistani society is not yet demoralized by it, and in this respect the terrorists have failed to achieve their aim. Talking to Pakistan Observer, illustrious educationalist Farehana Anjum, Assistant Education Manager of The Citizen Foundation , said about 90 percent students are being affected about terrorism through information they get from their parents while 91 percent of them get stress through different television channels which highlight bloodshed scenes.
Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201412/30/national2.php
Steps being taken to provide security to schools in Gujranwala
Commissioner Shumail Ahmad Khawaja has said that steps are being taken to provide security to private and public schools in Gujranwala Division.He said this while addressing a video conference organised in connection with making security plans for educational institutions here on Monday. RPO Dilawar Abbas, DCO Azmat Mahmood, CPO WaqasNazir, Additional Commissioner Khalid Nazir and AC ZaheerLiaqat attended the conference.
CCTV for private and government schools
Government of Punjab released its security plan for schools. In this regards, it was said that nearly two thousand private schools should have CCTV cameras. There will be a close camera for schools having strength more than 500 students.
Another school receives threatening text message
The principal of a private school in Taxila on Thursday received a threatening text message on her mobile phone warning her that a bomb had been planted in the school which would go off at 9am. She immediately called the police who cordoned off the school building, diverted traffic and vacated adjacent shops and buildings and called bomb disposal squad (BDS).
Reopening of 132 schools hinges on completion of security arrangements
The education department on Monday made the reopening of 132 schools in the city conditional upon completion of security arrangements. Earlier, all schools in the districtwere to reopen on January 12. However, 132 schools have been identified as being sensitive in terms of security and their administrators have been directed to make recommended security arrangements, otherwise they will not be allowed to reopen after winter holidays.
Training by PEF
Punjab education Foundation organized a training workshop for teachers associated with voucher scheme for evening classes. The main purpose of evening classes is to educate the employed children.
PEF asked to participate in free education
Punjab Education Foundation has asked for applications from NGOs working for education. PEF said the NGOs should have at least 5 years working experience on this area.
Teachers’ orientation to security planned
Khanewal police have decided to arrange security orientation for school teachers and students to avert any untoward incident.It was stated by District Police Officer Rana Muhammad Ayaz Saleem while talking to Dawn here on Monday.
Consequences of extension in vacations
Due to extension in winter vacations for educational institutions, many schools are now facing some financial problems. Security guards of private institutions are leaving their jobs.
Extended vacations for Railway Schools
Director Education Railways extended winter vacations up to 12 January 2015 from All railway Schools.
Psycho trauma centres to be set up
The Punjab government has decided to establish Psycho Trauma Centres in the province for resolving the issues of psychiatric traumas of victims of natural disasters, accidents and terrorist activities. The meeting decided to take on board the Health Department, Information, Home, PDMA, Medical Colleges, Universities, Higher Education, School Education and other institutions for preparing guidelines, social mobilization, awareness campaign and other activities so that a comprehensive and consolidated way forward be prepared for implementing the action plan.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-30/page-13/detail-4
CM sees peace thru Daanish schools
British High Commissioner Philip Barton met Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Monday. Matters of mutual interest, bilateral relations and promotion of cooperation in health, education and other social sectors were discussed in the meeting. “Education is an effective weapon against extremism and terrorism, therefore, Punjab government is paying special attention to the uplift of education sector. State-of-the-art Daanish schools have been set up in backward districts of the province where modern educational facilities are being provided. Daanish schools are playing an important role in controlling the trend of extremism,” the CM maintained.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-30/page-14/detail-8
GCU, Suparco to promote satellite technology
Government College University (GCU) and Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco) on Monday signed an accord to promote the satellite technology and involve the university students in developing indigenous designs and units for Pakistan National Student Satellite (PNSS).
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-293252-Briefs
ITU seminar on leveraging ‘Big Data’
The Information Technology University (ITU), in collaboration with Teradata Inc. will hold a seminar titled “Leveraging Big Data for Empowering Your Enterprise”, on Tuesday. The aim of this event is to enable executives and business managers to use data from customer and citizen interactions to create value for their businesses.
Fake Oxford Book Seller Captured
FIA captured a bookseller for selling Fake Oxford Books from Awami book Depot and registered case against Shop owner.
Malala ranked Third for Americans
Malala Yousaf Zai is ranked at third place of most favorite personalities in America. Gallup survey revealed that Malala got the popularity after their first lady and Hillary Clinton.
PU spokesman clarification
Punjab University spokesman has clarified a news item in which a question of Punjab Assembly during Assembly session regarding “ad hoc” appointment of PU Vice Chancellor has been reported.
Unhindered: A lesson for ghost teachers, lawmakers
The provincial president of the Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q), Haleem Adil Sheikh, lauded the services of a physically-impaired teacher, Haseena Umrani, saying the confident girl is a lesson for ghost teachers and Sindh Assembly’s lawmakers.
Summery for extension in vacations
Provincial Education Secretary Sindh has sent summery for the extension of vacations up to 11 more days to Minister of Education Sindh.
Complete Story: All schools and college will be open from 12 January 2015.
Recovery of land for Law College
KM has taken against land mafia who occupied and built a number of houses illegally. It was a land for Zulfiqar Bhutto Law College.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-12-30/page-2
Meeting of KU affiliated colleges
Karachi University will be holding tomorrow at 12 pm.
Law students, junior lawyer support military courts for eradication of terrorism
The peculiar situation that exists in the country demanded urgent provision for special security courts to counter terrorism and get rid of militants for good, said quite a number of law students and junior lawyers.
Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201412/30/karachi.php
Ending of Liari university VC tenure
Vice Chancellor, Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Liari University completes his tenure after serving four years. Vice chancellor Sindh Mudarsatul Islam took its additional charge of VC of Liari University.
School without Teacher
No Teacher is appointed in Boys Primary School village Arib Mallah near Naro District Sanghar since 10 years. Students’ Education is being destroyed due to non availability of Teachers. Villagers have told that in their village no one is Educated who could read any letter even. They have demanded from higher authorities to take notice and appoint Teachers in their village school.
Chairman Anti-corruption took notice of illegal appointments
District Jacobabad: Chairman Anti-corruption has issued letter to E.D.O male and female and has called them to his office in Karachi, on their involvement in the corruption of fake IDs of illegally appointed Teachers and other staff. He has declared that he was receiving complains against illegal appointments, and he had demanded record of the newly appointment staff, but Education officers did not cooperate in that matter.
Two School buildings in decaying condition
Primary Boys and Middle School buildings at village Ghulam Allah District Khairpur Mirs are destroyed and their wall and roof pieces are falling; looking as if they are about to fall. Villagers have told that no any person from Education Department yet has visited schools; future of their children is being destroyed.
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Secretary Education called to Sindh High Court
Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho is called to Court on the petition of former Principal and Assistant Professor Degree College Johi District Dadu. He has said that, he was retired in 2012, but since then Sindh Government is not issuing him notice of retirement. Secretary Education does not show any compliance in this matter to issue him retirement allowance and other benefits.
Final show cause notice issued to Education and Treasury staff
District Qamber Shahdadkot: Education and Treasury staff did not appear before Anti-corruption circle officer since 4 months. They have been issued final show cause notice to verify their record of corruption in the department on fake bills and difference bills of the employees.
Primary School Building near to collapse
District Tando Allah yar: The building of Primary School village Baqa Dahri is in decaying condition; students feel themselves insecure and do not attend school; villagers told that they have informed higher authorities many times, but no any response is seen.
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Villagers protest for school opening
The residents of village Ali Dost District Khairpur Mirs stood against closure of school of their village. They said school is closed since 21 years and their children are roaming here and there working in the fields. They have demanded from higher authorities to take notice and restore school building and save future of their children. They added that school furniture is taken away by the people and building is standing idle.
Primary School closed, students future on the verge of destruction
District Larkana: Primary School village Latif Abad Mugheri near Gerelo is closed since a year and students’ future is on the verge of destruction. The Teachers of the school are getting their salaries without attending school. Funds are violated and furniture is taken away. They have demanded to restore school and save future of their children.
Commissioner issued show cause notice to Ghost Teachers and stopped salaries
Sukkur: Commissioner Sukkur Division Mr. Muhammad Abbas Baloch has stopped salaries of 34 Ghost Teachers including 4 from sukkur, 8 Khairpur Mirs and 25 Ghotki District and has issued them show cause notice to explain the matter of remaining absent from the schools.
No Education reforms seem, 60 lac students out of schools
Hyderabad: In this currents year Education remained backwards and no any reformative policy seemed; no any innovative idea seemed; Ghost Schools could not be opened. 60 lac children are put of schools due to non-compliance and non-cooperation of Education Department. 75% students of Pakistan can not continue their study above the level of Matric. 72% adults in 2014 of 15 to 24 years age remained uneducated. 78% sindhi students remained aloof of Primary Education in Sindh.
A citizens’ cry
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, in a recently held press conference, claimed that 90% madrassas were clean, which means 10% madrassas are involved in terror activities. According to several credible sources there are 23,000 madrassas in Pakistan. It means 23,00 Madressah are involved in terror activities.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-12-30/page-7/detail-8
Declining Educational research by Dr. Farooq Choudhry
Currently our education being criticized from all directions. Its basic reason is that it is built not on basis of true research standards. Education needs research for its credibility and development.
Letters to the editor
THIS is apropos Zubeida Mustafa`s article `Teachers` voices` (Dec.3) wherein the writer asserts that it is universally recognised that the quality of education and learning output of students depend preponderantly on teachers` performance and academic standards. It is, therefore, essential that the teacher`s improvement be given focus while planning education. Teachers, students and curriculum are the components of the education sector and need revisiting time and again. Teacher performance is continuously brought to light by the social media and educational organisations Alif Ailan.
According to Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, 90pc of madressahs are not involved in promoting militancy and terrorism in the country (Dec 22). No one knows the exact number of madressahs in Pakistan as most of them have bluntly refused to get registered and open their books for financial audit.