January 15, 2015

National Press: 

 

Khyber Pakhtunkhua

 

IGP satisfied over schools security

Inspector General of Police of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nasir Durrani on Wednesday here visited various schools and reviewed security arrangements made to avoid any untoward incident in the future. Talking to media, Nasir Durrani appreciated the spirit and courage of the students and their parents. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=259109

 

Between hope and fear: Security concerns at schools in K-P, FATA drive attendance down

The absence of proper security arrangements at schools across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Area (Fata) has discouraged parents from sending their children to school.

Shabir Shah, principal of a government school in Shabqadar, said only 60% of the students had attended schools since they reopened on Monday. He also voiced concern about the absence of government support in providing security.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/822004/between-hope-and-fear-security-concerns-at-schools-in-k-p-fata-drive-attendance-down/

 

Reversal of girls school relocation demanded

Residents of Qudrat village and adjacent areas on Wednesday urged the education department to withdraw the decision to relocate a local girls school. The demand was made during a news conference here at the Mardan Press Club.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157042/reversal-of-girls-school-relocation-demanded

 

Many schools yet to carry out security guidelines

Many local educational institutions both government and private have yet to carry out the police’s security guidelines in disregard for the government’s clear instructions. Meanwhile, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inspector General of Police Nasir Khan Durrani on Wednesday visited various educational institutions in the city and gave necessary instructions for taking security measures to counter possible acts of terrorism.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157058/many-schools-yet-to-carry-out-security-guidelines

 

Passage of health reforms bill to improve medical education

The passage of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Medical Teaching Institutions Reforms Act 2015 from the provincial assembly will improve medical education and patient care in the province, health experts say.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157050/passage-of-health-reforms-bill-to-improve-medical-education

 

Kohistanis asked to promote education among women

Wibki Jonson, the country director of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), has asked people of Kohistan to provide equal educational opportunities to their female family members. She was speaking at an open forum held at Red Crescent Hall in Dasu in Kohistan on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-296166-Kohistanis-asked-to-promote-education-among-women


Govt schools in Haripur to reopen on 16th

 All the government schools in the district would reopen on January 16, an official said on Wednesday. District Education Officer (DEO) Zafar Arbab Abbasi directed schools administration to ensure security arrangements before reopening of the schools.

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-296178-Briefs

 

Terrorist threat to Jinnah College

Jinnah College for women of Peshawar University got terrorist threats through wall chalking warnings. It was like that of Army Public Schools Peshawar.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102629838&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150115

 

Training female students for security

IG Khyber Pukhtunkhwa said that they would train the female students for their security. He said they would be trained with NCC training.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-15-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=1714.gif

http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-15/page-3/detail-8

 

APSA protests against police

All private School Association, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa held a protest against government. They said that Police is disturbing them. They said that government should provide security to private and public schools.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102629020&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150115

 

Balochistan

 

67000 teachers are getting salaries whereas number of appointed teachers is 62000, Sardar Raza Barrech

While addressing a seminar, education advisor to CM ,Sardar Raza Barech said that 67000 teachers are getting salaries whereas number of appointed teachers is 62000. New appointments in education department  will be made on merit through NTS.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102628606&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150115

 

MOU between BU and Sistan University

A memorandum of understanding signed between Balochistan University and Sistan University Iran. According to MOU, both universities will collaborate for development in higher education.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102628608&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150115

 

Vacation extended for IT department

Department of Information technology, Balochistan University has extended its vacations up to 1 February 2015.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102628633&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150115

 

Quranic Literacy should be compulsory

Leader Jamat e Islami said that Madrassas are wiping out ignorance from society. He said that Quranic Islamic Education should be compulsory on all education institutions of the region.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-15-2015/quetta/page12.asp

 

Islamabad

 

Stricter regulation of private schools on the cards

Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) has proposed tightening regulation of private schools in the country by submitting a new set of rules before the sub-committee of National Assembly Standing Committee of Cabinet Secretariat on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157075/stricter-regulation-of-private-schools-on-the-cards

 

Teams for security inspection of schools constituted

The City District Government Rawalpindi (CDGR) on Wednesday formed 30 special teams to inspect the security arrangements in 496 private and public educational in the district identified as sensitive. District Coordination Officer (DCO) Sajid Zafar Dall told Dawn that all elected members of national and provincial assemblies and district officials will inspect the security arrangements.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157070/teams-for-security-inspection-of-schools-constituted

 

310 educational institutions declared ‘high-risk’ in Pindi

As many as 310 educational institutions have been declared “high-risk” in the Rawalpindi region and special arrangements have been made for their security. The Special Branch has evolved a list of 5,600 schools and colleges located in all the four districts of Rawalpindi region, including 2,500 educational institutions of district Rawalpindi. These educational institutions have been divided in three categories in terms of security; A Plus, A and B.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/01/15/city/islamabad/310-educational-institutions-declared-high-risk-in-pindi/

 

CADD releases Rs200m for schools’ security

State Minister the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Usman Ibrahim on Wednesday said his ministry had released Rs200 million for the security of schools and colleges.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157072/cadd-releases-rs200m-for-schools-security

http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=259111

http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-15/page-3/detail-8

http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-01-15/page-13/detail-6

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-296085-CADD-releases-Rs200m-for-security-of-academic-institutions

 

Public schools not allowed to charge any security fee: FDE 

The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has claimed none of the capital city’s government schools is seeking money from students for security checks on the premises. “All federal government schools (in Islamabad) offer education free of charge, so any of them charging security fee is out of the question,” FDE focal person on security Tanveer Ahmad Malik told ‘The News’ on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-296086-Public-schools-not-allowed-to-charge-any-security-fee-FDE

 

Purchasing security weapons and equipment for educational institutions

CAD Minister constituted a procurement committee for purchasing the security equipment and instruments. In this, regard government releasing 200 million in the first step.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-15/page-3

http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102629101&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150115

http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-01-15/page-8

 

Report on Islamabad school security

Special branch Police submitted final report in security systems and management to Ministry of Interior. In Islamabad, there are nearly 427 public and 1123 private schools and colleges. It is decided to increases height of their boundary walls.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Peshawar/2015-01-15/page-1/detail-3

 

F-7 Girls College on top for security

F-7 Girls College has standard security system. There are nearly eight CCTV cams in college. Boundary wall is secured with security wires. All tree wiped near the college building.

Complete Story: Daily Pakistan; Rawalpindi; Page 2.

 

High fining the private schools is unjustifiable

Government is fining highly to those private schools that could not complete their security according to security plan. It is unjustifiable to fine them 300 thousands.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-15/page-2

 

Vigil planned in US, Canada for schoolchildren killed by Taliban

Pakistanis living in the United States and Canada will hold vigils on Friday in more than a dozen cities across North America to mark one month of the Peshawar school massacre.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157112/vigil-planned-in-us-canada-for-schoolchildren-killed-by-taliban

 

Chinese delegation visits CRI-Roots Confucius Classroom

A delegation from the Open University of China visited Roots Millennium Schools One World Campus, E-11/4, to see CRI-Roots Confucius Classrooms, says a press release. The delegation comprised President of Open University of China Xu Jinpei, Vice Secretary Chief Editor of ‘Brilliance’ weekly Zhang Wei, Branch Secretary-Chairman Beijing Bolong Yang Guang New Energy Sources Science and Technology Gao Xuming and seven other members.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-296077-Chinese-delegation-visits-CRI-Roots-Confucius-Classroom

 

AIOU holds peace conference

Speakers at a seminar on Wednesday at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) called for seeking aspiration and guidance from ‘Seerat-un-Nabi’ and Quranic teachings to develop a peaceful and harmonious society. They underlined the need of promoting unity and a common strategy through holding-intra-faith’ dialogue’ at countrywide level to effectively deal with the problem of terrorism. AIOU’s faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies arranged the seminar.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/15-Jan-2015/aiou-holds-peace-conference

 

Govt to refer Malala case to military court

The federal government has decided to refer two high profile terror cases to military courts for the speedy trial of suspects involved. The first case is the attack on Nobel Peace Award winner, child activist Malala Yousafzai, which would be heard at a military court in Peshawar when it formally starts functioning. “Formalities are being processed by legal experts at the Federal Law Ministry…the case will soon be sent from an anti-terrorism court to a military court,” a federal government source told Dawn.com. Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/15-Jan-2015/govt-to-refer-malala-case-to-military-court

 

Punjab

 

Security at schools reviewed

Assistant Education Officer Madam Mussarat asked the subdivision north schools’ administrations to ensure proper security arrangement as per the Standard Operating Procedure. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-15/page-22/detail-2

 

Schools of poor without guards, cameras, boundary walls: Elahi

Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) senior central leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has said the government schools for the children of the poor were without security guards, cameras and even some without boundary walls despite all the tall claims of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-296163-Schools-of-poor-without-guards-cameras-boundary-walls-Elahi

 

Arms licenses for private schools demanded

Chairman Gujranwala Chamber of Education Schools Ch Muhammad Jameel has said that the government should issue arm licenses to private schools instead of pressurizing them as they have taken expensive steps to ensure security of students. He was addressing a meeting of the executive committee here on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-296178-Briefs

 

TEVTA playing vital role in promoting skills

Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) is playing vital role in promoting Apprenticeship Training Scheme (ATC) across the province of the Punjab. Strength of on roll apprentices has been increased from 5984 to 12871 during last four years. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=259106

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-296038-TEVTA-apprentices-increased

 

PU ASA election on Feb 10: Teachers Front considers names of candidates

The general body of the Punjab University Teachers Front (PUTF) on Wednesday discussed the names of its candidates for the Academic Staff Association Election 2015 scheduled on February 10, besides discussing the ASA’s contributions for the promotion of research and academic activities during the year 2014.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/15-Jan-2015/pu-asa-election-on-feb-10-teachers-front-considers-names-of-candidates

 

New faculty to be trained to enhance their capabilities, says UET VC

Prof. Dr. Fazal A. Khalid Vice Chancellor, University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore while addressing the participants of the Workshop said, “We are determined to quality higher education andto enhance the capabilities of newly inducted faculty members by equipping them all necessary professional training”. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=259124

 

Madrassah reform: 200 seminaries directed to register with the govt

As many as 200 religious education institutes in Rahim Yar Khan have been advised to register with the government as soon as possible, said DPO Sohail Zaffar Chatta on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/821933/madrassah-reform-200-seminaries-directed-to-register-with-the-govt/

 

Inconvenient holiday: Students protest delay in college reopening

Some 400 students of Government Postgraduate College for Boys in Sahiwal on Wednesday protested against the college administration for the confusion surrounding the college’s reopening. The protest broke out after the manager of a motorbike stand near the college turned away students early in the morning, informing them that the college had not re-opened.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/821940/inconvenient-holiday-students-protest-delay-in-college-reopening/

 

Japan envoy opens two education projects

Inaugurating a science laboratory and a vocational training centre at Sakhi Village and Hafizabad city, Ambassador of Japan Hiroshi Inomata said that the Japan government has given top priority to empowerment of women in Japan as well as other countries under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minster Shinzo Abe.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-15/page-22/detail-3

 

Mukhtaran Mai seeks security for her school

Women rights activist Mukhtaran Mai has written a letter to Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif with a plea to provide security to her school in Mirwala or sanction necessary funds to hire guards.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157094/mai-seeks-security-for-her-school

 

Monitoring of school security

EDO Rawalpindi had a visit to schools with his monitoring team to check the security management and systems.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102629117&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150115

 

Director vouchers PEF asked by LHC

Lahore High Court asked Director, Voucher Scheme, and Punjab Education Foundation for stopping funding of tuition fee to students of 12 Foundation Schools.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-15/page-8/detail-6

 

Youth volunteers for street schools

Punjab Education Minister said that, for the protection of street schools, Punjab Government arranged a youth volunteer force. It will also look after the madrassas. It will include youth from madrassas.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-15-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_23.gif

 

Teachers should adopt research

Vice Chancellor, Punjab University said that teachers should adopt research. They should teach research based findings.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-15-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_19.gif

 

Lacking confidence on university of Health Science

Fatima Jinnah Medical College expressed the lack of confidence on working of University of health Sciences. They said that it should be affiliated with Punjab University. It should have separate board of Governors.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102630159&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150115

 

Security monitoring at Boys College

Deputy Director Colleges, Badomalhi, visited boy’s college Badomalhi. He monitored the security of college. He said that teacher’s attendance should be ensured.

Complete Story: Daily Pakistan; Rawalpindi; Page 6.

 

Violence on female PhD Scholar by lecturer

Lecturer and hostel warden of Punjab University committed violence on a female PhD scholar for her extended stay at hostel. The student got extension from hostel administration but the warden and lecturer did not accept it.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102630164&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150115

 

Load shedding altering the security

Due to severe load shedding of electricity, CCTV cameras do not work. Most of the schools informed it to education department.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102629958&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150115

 

Meeting by School Education Department

Relationship section of School Education Department holds a meeting. Promotion through social media and campaigns were discussed. There are nearly 341 thousand followers of Facebook page of schools education department.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102629338&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150115

 

Extension in final exams

Due to extended winter vacations, final examinations of grade 5 and grade 8 are postponed to end of February. On 17 January, there will be meeting for extension in dates of final examinations of matriculations.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102629111&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150115

 

Fire safety and security chapter to be included in curriculum

Education department Punjab is planning to include chapter on fire safety and security in curriculum. Safety is important for everyone. Everyone should have basic knowledge about it.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-15&edition=LHR&id=1494920_51561502

 

Sindh

 

Fortify them: District South schools given special security instructions

District South police have identified academic institutions being run by defence forces as well as missionary and other high-profile schools as the most vulnerable and ‘soft targets’ for terrorist attacks.

To avert the likelihood of such terror attacks, the district’s police chief, Abdul Khalique Shaikh, has issued guidelines to be followed by the schools.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/821904/fortify-them-district-south-schools-given-special-security-instructions/

 

Sindh education department announces vacation, exam schedule for schools, colleges

The summer vacation in all education institutions will be observed from June 1 to Aug 1 as all schools and colleges will reopen on Aug 3,Monday. This was decided by the Sindh education department’s steering committee as it met in the committee room of the Sindh Assembly on Wednesday to work out a schedule for vacation, academic sessions and examinations for 2015.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157027/vacation-exam-schedule-for-schools-colleges-announced

http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=259118

http://tribune.com.pk/story/821911/cambridge-schools-to-start-sessions-on-august-1/

http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-15/page-13

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-296015-New-academic-session-of-schools-to-kick-off-on-April-1

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-15/page-3

 

Proper data on schools must for foolproof security

Foolproof security of both government and private schools is a must to save our future generation and in this regard the first step should be to compile an exhaustive data about schools, their staff, including private transporters’ staff running schools buses and vans.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/01/14/city/karachi/proper-data-on-schools-must-for-foolproof-security/

 

US keen for reforms in education

The United States Consul General Brain Heath called on Sindh Senior Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro at his Sindh Assembly Office Wednesday. They discussed education reforms and quality of education in Sindh and security measures which were being taken for schools. They also exchanged views over bilateral socio-economic and political matters and mutual interests also.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=259119

http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-15/page-14

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-296024-US-CG-calls-on-Khuhro-to-discuss-schools-security

 

Notices issued to Benazir varsity officials in plea for job regularization

The Larkana circuit bench of the Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the vice chancellor and the registrar of the Shaheed Mohtrma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) and principals of the Chandka Medical College Larkana, the Ghulam Muhammed Mahar Medical College Sukkur and the Bibi Assefa Dental College Larkana to file comments on Feb 24 regarding doctors regularization issue.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1157009/notices-issued-to-benazir-varsity-officials-in-plea-for-job-regularisation

 

Speakers term literature a weapon to curb menace of terrorism

The two-day International Conference on “Literature, Society and Reconstruction: Past, Present and Future” began on Wednesday, which was organized by the Department of Urdu, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, in partnership with the Higher Education Commission. Dr Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor, presided over the conference.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-296175-Speakers-term-literature-a-weapon-to-curb-menace-of-terrorism

 

MQM MPA takes notice of encroachment upon school

Muttahida Qaumi Movement MPA Nishat Mohammad Zia Qadri has taken serious notice of encroachment upon a school in his constituency, Shah Faisal Colony’s Green Town area, by certain unscrupulous elements. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Qadri said encroachment of public property by land grabbers under the garb of religious groups was a serious menace and put the lives of citizens at risk.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-296020-MQM-MPA-takes-notice-of-encroachment-upon-school

 

Students highlight environmental issues through artwork

Students highlighted various environmental challenges in their artwork during the ‘Art Competition, organized by World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) in collaboration with Karachi Youth Initiative (KYI) at Hijrat Colony, Karachi. During the event, students condemned terrorist attack on Army Public School in Peshawar and paid homage to the victims by observing one-minute silence.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=259120

 

‘Aao Parhao’ at Sukkur

Express group organized an event of their education campaign “Aao Parhao” at IBA Sukkur. Director IBA said that there was no concept of private tuitions in past.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102630346&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150115

 

MOU signed between Zahidan University and IRAN

Chancellor Zahidan University met with Iran Consulate at his consulate. They signed a memorandum of understanding for mutual collaboration in health and medical sciences.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-15/page-3

 

Teachers are builders of Nation

Dr Amir Liaqat Hussain said in his morning Program that teachers are builders of Nation. They should be praise. Invitees said that teachers are role model for youth. Due to weak trainings of teachers, education system is not stepping up.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-15-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=1711.gif

 

Malala’s Book in Curriculum of Washington

Malala’s autobiography book “Main Malala Hoon” included in curriculum of Washington University. According to university’s website, the book has impressed many people.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-15-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=1372.gif

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-15/page-1/detail-7

http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102630064&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150115

http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-15&edition=LHR&id=1494289_94931679

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Schools are closed for a long time

Nearly 150 schools are closed for a long time. Teachers are taking their salaries at home with collaboration of officials at education department.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-15-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_03.gif

 

Matric exams starting from April

Education department of Sindh approved the education Calendar of all educational institutions. According to calendar, the final examinations of Matric are starting from 7 April and intermediate from 28 April 2015.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102628714&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150115

 

Action against unmerited posts

Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah taken notification of unmerited posts and promotions at education department.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-15-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=1838.gif

 

Bus Stands around schools to be moved

Government ordered to transporters to leave the bus stands around the schools for security concerns.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-15-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=07_01.gif

 

Editorials/Opinions

 

Unregulated education

Whilst the search for knowledge is entirely laudable, finding it in Pakistan can be something of a minefield. The quality of education varies from establishment to establishment and even though there are regulations in place to define academic parameters for universities and colleges, they are widely flouted. Just how widely they are flouted is exposed in a new report from the Higher Education Commission (HEC). There are 140 illegal universities and colleges, the majority of them in Karachi and Punjab.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/821876/unregulated-education/

 

Religious seminaries, govt post-Dec 16 attack by Naveed Ahmad

Pakistan’s madaris (religious seminaries) have been in the eye of the storm after the attack on Peshawar school. Since the last serious effort to initiate the reform process in October 2010, the seminaries have been left to flourish on their own. The good news, however, is that there exists a consensus document between the government and leaders of seminaries of all schools of thought (sects) in Islam to act as the foundation.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/15-Jan-2015/religious-seminaries-govt-post-dec-16-attack

 

Overseas commission at Punjab University by Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Niazi

Vice Chancellor, Punjab University arranged a very fruitful ceremony on overseas commission in Punjab University. In these ceremonies, a number of analysts and advisors invited.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-15/page-3/detail-12

 

TEXT Books by Yousaf Abbasi

Government is offering free education to children. In this regard, government provides free textbooks to more than 100 million children of the country.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102629420&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150115

 

Regional Press:

 

Khyber Pakhtunkhua

 

Educational Institutions security is government’s responsibility, Peshawar University’s TA

In the Constitution of Pakistan, educational institution’s fool proof security is the responsibility of the government. Government is avoiding their role of responsibilities & is pin pointing their responsibilities on the shoulders of teachers.  It was stated by the Peshawar University four Campus teachers associations here in Peshawar during a meeting. 

Complete Story: Daily Aaj, Page no. 2

 

Suspicious shopping bag found near a private school

A suspicious shopping bag was found in Tehsil Gor Gathri area near a private school. Emergency Bomb disposable team was called & during their search they found pistol & fires in the bag. The issue spread fear among the local community in the area.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Page no. 12

 

7220 teachers will retire in year 2018 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Khyber Pakhutnkhwa, 7220 teachers will be retired in the year 2018. In the year 2015, 1644 teachers of primary, middle and high schools including male and female will complete their service and will also retire.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102629843&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150115

 

Absence of teaching staff in girls primary school in Jehangira

Govt. girl’s primary school Raza Abad, Jehangira is awaiting the appointment of staff for the last 10 years. Female students are forced to visit other villages in order to acquire education. The locals of the area have demanded the high officials to take notice of the issue.

Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx

 

Citizens demand co-education to be stopped in private schools

Due to co-education, the education of our new generation is at stake and their education career is in great danger. These views were shared by people belonging to different walks of life including Mr. Mohd Nazir Raja, Tanvir Raja and others.

Complete Story: Daily Subh, Page no. 3

 

Tameer-e-School Program will bring revolution in education sector, Mian Jamshed ud Din

People belonging to different communities, who are residing in foreign countries, are taking part in Tameer-e-School program. These views were shared by Mr. Mian Jamshed Ud Din (Provincial Minister Excise and Taxation).

Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Page no. 2

 

Future of Govt. Post Graduate College’ students in danger

Abbotabad: Due to the inefficiency of professors and college administration, the students were unable to send their admission forms to board. Students of FA and FSC have said that there are many students who have submitted applications against low attendance but these are in pending due to which they were unable to send their forms to Board for admission in exams.

Complete Story. Daily Awam-un-Naas, Peage no. 3

 

Balochistan

 

Governor for promoting modern Education

QUETTA: Governor Baluchistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has emphasized the need of an effect campaign and practical measure for bringing awareness among masses regarding Education. Talking to a delegation of institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) headed by its president Mr. Yaqoob Sattar who called on him at Governor House Quetta, the Governor said the basic purpose of higher Education is to fill the social needs. Governor said that modern education is the only effective mode to Harmonize with contemporary requirements.

Complete Story: Balochistan Times, Page no. 1

 

Lack of facilities in Inter College Awaran

AWARAN: There are no special arrangements of residential facilities for teachers and principals in Inter College Awaran. Lecturers are also shortage in a college the whole scenario seemed just like ghost’s house. The problem of a transport has resolved the Principal through his personal account, being modern world we still have deprived from electricity, pure water etc.
Complete Story: Intekhab News, Page no. 3                                                               

 

University of Khuzdar will start their classes from 20 Jan

QUETTA: Director Administration Baluchistan University of Engineering and Technology Khuzdar Raza Zehri announced the opening of classes and the end of a winter vacation. The classes will be start Jan 20,2015onward.
Complete Story: Intekhab News, Page no. 3                                                             

Recitation of Holy Quran should be a compulsory part of Education Institutes, JI

QUETTA: Provincial Leader Abdul of Jamat e Islami Mateen Akhwand Zada said to the press reporter that without ideological and religious education would create ignorant Educated. Being Muslim and living in Islamic stat then; It must be the compulsory part of our Education system.
Complete Story: Jang News, Page no. 1 

Troubled situation of education in Balochistan

QUETTA: Education Advisor Raza Mohammad Barech said about Education System in Baluchistan that under the new system of Education we will increase the Education Budget and have to focus over abnormal expenses.
Complete Story: Jang News, Page no. 12

Punjab

 

Security of schools handed over to watchmen

South Punjab:  Security arrangements still incomplete, there is height of negligence on part of school management for they have handed over school security to watchmen, schools of District Rajan Pur still without security guards. Assistant Commissioner Taunsa inspected schools and instructed management to have maps of boundary wall on the walls, Govt. Boys Middle School Hasso Wala still without boundary wall. Arrangements are being made to provide foolproof security to Schools for Special Education (Shahid Rana EDO, Layyah).

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-01-15/page-8

 

Licenses of Private Schools lacking proper security arrangements will be cancelled, Provincial Minister Iqbal Chunnar 

Bahawalpur/Karor Paka: Provincial Minister for Cooperative Societies Iqbal Chunnar has said that the licenses of private schools which do not have proper security arrangements will be cancelled. He was inspecting the security arrangements of the schools in Bahawalpur.  He also said that the terrorists were not human beings but they were beasts and we will eliminate each and every one of them. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-01-15/page-8

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Private Schools increased fee up to 50 per cent in the name of security arrangements

Multan: The management of Private Schools has increased fees up to 50 per cent in the name of providing security arrangements to their students.  This step has caused hardships for the parents and they have complained that the government must take action against such school owners.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-01-15/page-8

 

Government and Private schools and colleges to have Razakar Force

Multan: The Provincial Secretary Higher Education has issued instructions to the director colleges of whole of Punjab that all Government and Private schools and colleges should have Razakar Force and one person should be designated as a Focal Person. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-01-15/page-8

 

Negligence with regard to security of schools will not be tolerated

Multan: Mohammed Khan Khichi, Secretary Sports & Tourism Punjab arrived in Multan to inspect the schools of Multan on a 7 day visit with his team on the special instructions of CM Shehbaz and declared that negligence regarded to security of schools will not be tolerated at any cost. 

Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur Multan, Page no. 1

 

Insecurity fears has to be removed from minds of children – Survey report

Shah Sadar Deen:  The people of Shah Sadar Deen, during a survey have expressed that after the Peshawar incident, it was very important to remove fears from the minds of the children regarding terrorism.  The people also said that the recreation time for children have also been decreased which will have negative implications for health of the children.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Page no. 9

 

Government Girls College Fateh Pur has poor and low boundary wall

Fateh Pur:  Zafar Abbas Swag, Former President, Tehsil Bar Council Fateh Pur has said that the Government Girls College, Fateh Pur has a very low and damaged boundary wall, it should be upgraded and reconstructed immediately.  

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Page no. 9

 

Mukhtaran Mai Public School closed down, Mukhtaran Mai demands CM to provide security

Multan/Muzzaffargarh/Khairpur Sadat: All schools being run under Mukhtaran Mai Welfare Organization have been closed down by the District Administration due to lack of proper security arrangement, Mukhtaran Mai has written a letter to the CM Punjab and demanded that CM must provide security to her schools.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Page no. 8

 

Government schools of Jatoi lack security

Jatoi:  The government schools of Jatoi lack proper security arrangement, whereas the private schools have proper security arrangements.

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Page no. 3

 

Security High Alert at Educational Institutions, Sensitive Installments and Government Departments

Layyah:  Syed Haroon Sultan Bukhari, Provincial Minister for Social Welfare, while addressing a high level meeting on the issue of security arrangements of educational institutions said that concrete plan was being implemented for the fool proof security of the government office, sensitive installations and educational institutions, all resources were being utilized.   

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Page no. 3

 

Security instruments unavailable in market

Khanewal: The security instruments required for security of schools has disappeared from the market; the greedy traders have increased prices of the said gadgets.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Page no. 8

 

Schools lacking security arrangements asked to complete security till 19th January

Chishtian:  The schools which do not have proper security arrangements have been given permission to make proper security arrangements till 19th January, 2015.  Their registration will be cancelled if they do not complete security arrangements by the extended date.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Page no. 12

 

Government Primary School Miani (Kot Mithhan) without rooms, boundary wall

Kot Mithhan:  Government Primary School Basti Miani (Kot Mithhan) is without rooms, boundary wall and children are studying under the open sky. Parents demand that the boundary wall and rooms should be immediately constructed. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Page no. 12

 

RS 10.6 Million allocated for foolproof security of Zikria University

Multan: A meeting of the Finance & Planning Committee was held under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khawaja Alqma.  The meeting decided to allocate RS.10.6 million for foolproof security of Zikria University.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-01-15/page-8

 

Sindh:

 

Staring committee revises Education Calendar for 2015

Karachi: Staring Committee of Sindh Education Department has revised Education Calendar for the year 2015 and has decided to conduct Matriculation Examination from April; Examinations of Cambridge School A and O Level will be started from 1st August and Colleges will be started from 2nd August. Whereas 9th Classes will be started from 1st April and Admissions in 11th class in Karachi will be commencing from 7th September, while admission in Inter Class will start from 1st September during vacations. While addressing to the meeting, Sindh Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro highlighted that Examinations for 8th Class will be conducted up to 15th March and result will be declared on 31st March, whereas concerned Particles will be conducted simultaneously. He added that Sindh Board will declare Matriculation result on 15th July; whereas Karachi Board on 31st July; Examinations of Inter Class will be started from 28th April and result will be declared on 30th August; whereas Karachi Board will declare result on 15th September. It was decided that summer vacations will start from June to 1st August and Schools will function from 3rd August.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130228809&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150115

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Muslim Students Federation active to ensure attendance of Teaching Staff

District Badin: Education Standard at Islamia Degree College Began to fall due to absence of Teaching Staff. To sustain the standard of Education, Muslim Students Federation Badin organized meeting and pondered over the matter of poor standard of Education and put ultimatum before college management to make Teaching staff bound to teach and attend college regularly.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-01-15/news/page2/1%20(19).htm

 

Construction work of Girls School buildings incomplete

District Larkana: Two Girls School building at Union Council Waris Dino Machi Taluka Ratodero are left behind. Their construction work is still incomplete due to non-compliance of contractor and Education Department. Girls Education is affected due to non-availability of school building. Villagers have told that they have informed higher authorities many times, but yet no response seems. They have demanded to construct school building within specific time period to save girls Education.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-01-15/news/page2/1%20(22).htm

 

Middle School closure puts Student Education to darkness

District Mirpur Khas: Middle School village Fatih Ali Rajar near Garohar Sharif is closed since two months; girls are worried about their Education. Education authorities are blind, deaf and dumb to take notice of the issue and resolve it. Villagers told that Teachers are disappear and do not attend school.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-01-15/news/page3/1%20(31).htm

 

Villagers protest for appointment of Teacher in Girls School

District Sanghar: The residents of village Dhaliyaar near Khipro protested for the appointment of Teacher in their village Girls School. They told that Teachers are taking salaries at their homes without attending school; they have informed S.D.O female, but yet no response is seemed from her side.

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No improvement seems in Education; Ghost Teachers free of Duties

District Mirpur Khas: Condition of Education at Kot Ghulam Muhammad seems worst due to Ghost Teachers and negligence of Education Officers. Teachers are engaged in their private business. The Excessive number of appointment of Teachers in the schools has created freedom for them to remain absent. Whereas, peons and Guards of the schools remain absent. Secretary Education had taken notice, but since then no result has appeared.

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