Schools asked to implement security guidelines
Management of private schools and colleges has been directed to ensure implementation of the security guidelines before end of winter vacations to avoid any untoward incident.The directive was issued at a meeting attended by the management of private schools, education department officials and police here on Wednesday. Secretary education, all district education officers and representatives of private schools and colleges were in attendance.
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Educational institutions to reopen after security checks
Special teams will start checking the security measures suggested by the city police to educational institutions after the extended winter vacation ends on January 11, officials said on Wednesday.Assistant Inspector General (Operations) Dr Sultan AzamTemuri told a meeting of the heads of institutions and related federal departments that security drills should be held every month for “continuously reviewing” the measures.
Security control: SOS alert system now functional
An SOS threat alert system to protect educational institutes is now functional in Peshawar. The system was inaugurated at a ceremony held at Malik Saad Shaheed Lines on Wednesday. Additional IG Operations Dr Naeem and Additional IG Mian Muhammad Asif inaugurated the system which is an android-based application that can easily be installed in a smartphone.
To extend Matric exams
Provincial teacher’s leader said that government should extend dates of final examinations of Matriculation. It important because due to extended winter vacations the targeted activities did not meet.
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Education KP govt’s top priority, says Ghani
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Higher Education and Information, Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani, has said that the present PTI-led provincial government has introduced a new form of governance in the province where merit, transparency and accountability were ensured. The government has considered education as a tool for development that was why it had allocated a huge budget in the ADP for this sector. He expressed these views, while addressing the concluding session of 1st International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering & Management Sciences, which was held in Islamabad on Wednesday.
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Coping with loss: UoP offers free trauma counselling for APS survivors
The Competence and Trauma Centre at the University of Peshawar (UoP) is offering free therapy and counselling for the survivors of the Army Public School (APS) attack. Although repair work at the school is near completion, students and teachers now face a personal battle to overcome the trauma and the psychological damage triggered by the incident.
Govt recruits 8,500 educators through NTS
Minister for Higher Education and Information Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani said the provincial government has, for the first time in history, recruited 8,500 educators through NTS.
Herald’s Person of the Year: Aitzaz Hasan
SIXTEEN-year-old Aitzaz Hasan, killed while averting a suicide attack on his school in Hangu in January last year, has been chosen as Herald’s Person of the Year for 2014.Herald’s annual Person of the Year project sets out to recognise those individuals in Pakistan who had a profound influence on the news and who embodied, for good or ill, what was important about the year.
Civil Society protest on Peshawar incident
Civil society protested against terrorism activity at Army Public School Peshawar. They quarreled with Police for their protest.
Govt for improving social sector in Balochistan
National Party (NP) leader MPA Dr Shama Ishaq Baloch has said that the incumbent government was keen to improve health, education and other social sectors of Balochistan.
Secondary education asked for external attachments
Secondary education department has asked the education officers about their attachments. The department said that in if a case of attachment were found then board would take strict action against them.
Annual meeting on Administrative Financial matters at BU
45th Annual meeting on financial and administrative matters held at Balochistan University. Annual education budget and current situation of administrative matters discussed. By keeping short the expenses on extra activities, an improvement evidenced.
60 AJK women to be settled in UK
A UK–based educational institution has launched marriage training courses titled A-1 and B-1 for the women hailing from AJK to be the prospective settlers in Britain after being married to British nationals.
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Kashmiri student abducted, looted in New Delhi
A kashmiri student was abducted and looted in New Delhi by unidentified persons and left in an unconscious state to die.
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‘Record budget for higher education in the current year’
Minister of State for Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education, Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman said allocation of record budget for higher education in the current financial year reflect government’s commitment toward education. He was addressing at the concluding ceremony of 23rd Master Trainers-Faculty Development Programme organized by Learning Innovation Division of Higher Education Commission (HEC).
FDE holds security conference for schools
The Federal Directorate of Education on Wednesday organised a security conference for the government educational institutions at the Islamabad Model College for Girls F-7/2. Principles of all schools and colleges and their security focal persons participated in the event. FDE Director General Aamir Ashraf Khawaja arranged the conference on the directions of Minister of State for the Capital Administration and Development Division Barrister Usman Ibrahim.
No reopening of schools with inadequate security
The schools and colleges with poor security arrangements will not be allowed to reopen on January 12 at the end of the ongoing winter vacation. This was decided during a meeting chaired by the city’s chief commissioner here. As decided by the meeting, five teams consisting of the officials of the police, Federal Directorate of Education and representatives of private schools will carry out ‘security audit’ of the city’s educational institutions to identify risks to their security.
Rangers’ deployment at universities suggested
A government university in Islamabad has proposed the deployment of Rangers at local public sector varsities to counter possible terrorist attacks. Professor AbdurRazzaqMemon of the Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technology, Islamabad campus told a meeting of vice chancellors here that Rangers personnel had been deployed at many universities in the country, so the Higher Education Commission should recommend to the federal government the deployment of Rangers at the capital city’s campuses too to ensure the security of students and staff amid threats of terrorist attacks.
Boundary wall for Schools
Education department Kallar Saeedan demanded grant for construction of boundary wall of Maddaris. Deputy education officer said that out of 9 maddaris, the boundary wall is being constructing in 6 maddaris.
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Amendments in Curriculum
Higher Education Commission asked all regions for amendments in curriculum. HED decided to implement new curriculum for new education session from 2015. HEC is doing this in instructions of Prime Minister.
Year 2014 witnessed drop in suicide hits
A 36 percent decline in suicide attacks was observed in 2014, and militants fighting against state carried out 30 suicide attacks in which 282 people including 189 civilians, 48 security forces personnel, seven pro-government armed Razakars and 38 militants were killed while 562 people including 518 civilians, 39 security forces personnel and five pro-government Razakars were wounded, reveals a report of Conflict Monitoring Center (CMC).
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Award ceremony at AIOU today
The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will hold a certificate awarding ceremony for its TV and radio script- writing workshops on January 1 at its Council Hall.
New teaching hospital at RIU
Riphah International University has established a block of their teaching hospital. The block is under process of finishing.
Suspected criminal student arrested
In a private school at Taxila a student used to threatening the principle to bombard the school. Police caught the students and started investigations.
Schools given two-day deadline
Police have given a two-day deadline to all educational institutions for making foolproof security arrangements to avoid any untoward incident. Addressing the heads of educational institutions here on Wednesday, CPO Sultan Ahmad Chaudhry said that the security measures included elevation of boundary wall and appointment of trained security guards.
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School security for Rawalpindi
Among all 1961 government and nearly 3000 private schools, 127 private schools and 149 government schools have been declared as Category A for Security plan. There will be metal detectors in these schools
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Punjab govt to hire security guards
Official sources revealed on Wednesday that the Punjab government has approved posts of 30,000 security guards for schools across the province and will prefer local residents for recruitment.
Rawalpindi college heads given Jan 5 deadline to ensure security measures
Directorate of Colleges, Rawalpindi Division has given January 05, 2015 deadline to heads of all colleges lying in the region to ensure security measures.
Educational institutions get anti-terror guidelines
The district administrations here directed the educational institutions to follow the security guidelines issued by the Punjab government to avoid any untoward incident in the wake of prevailing threats, saying that strict action would be taken against those found defying the guidelines.
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Meeting on Security at Chakwal
A high-level meeting held at Government College for women, Chakwal regarding Security plan for all educational institutions of Chakwal. It was chaired by Deputy Director College, Chakwal. It was discussed that, there will be high walls with concrete barriers at all colleges.
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High Expectations: 2015 promises free schooling
The New Year promises free and compulsory education as a fundamental right to all children between five and 16 years. In October, the Punjab Assembly passed the Free and Compulsory Bill 2014 that had been promulgated as an ordinance by the governor in May.
Govt, NGOs vow to work together to help children at risk
Members of non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) and government officials on Wednesday expressed their resolve to work together to improve protection mechanism, legislation framework, education, prevention and technical education for children in 2015. Speakers were addressing in consultative meeting on situation of children at risk during 2014, which was arranged by Children Advocacy Network (CAN) at local hotel in which all issues of children were discussed.
Pindi colleges to ensure security measures by 5th
Rawalpindi Divisions’s Directorate of Colleges has given January 5 deadline to heads of all colleges lying in the region to ensure security measures.
APS attack survivor vows to fight terror
“I will join army and take revenge on terrorists who shot dead my class fellows in front of my eyes at Army Public School, Peshawar auditorium,” said Arbab Karim, a class-X student.Speaking briefly at a ceremony organised in the honour of APS attack survivors at Punjab University’s Al-Raazi Hall on Wednesday, Karim said he was inside the auditorium when the terrorists broke the door and opened indiscriminate fire at the students. He said he hardly managed to move away from the scene while eight of his class fellows were martyred on the spot.
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Army Public School students visit PU, narrate horrific attack
Arbab Karim student of class 10, his younger brother and student of class one Arbab Zalan, father Arbab Rahim and cousin Arbab Hamza visited Punjab University and narrated the incident. PU Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran, teacher of Army Public School Zubair Mahboob and a large number of PU teachers and students were present on occasion.
A two-day workshop on “Practical Approach to Diagnostic Gastrointestinal (GI) and Liver Pathology”, organized by Pathology department of the University of Health Sciences (UHS), concluded on Wednesday. The workshop was facilitated by senior consultant pathologist, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA, Dr Saba Yasir and it was attended by practicing pathologists and pathology residents.
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2014 worst with maximum vacations
Due to terrorism 2014 proven worst for educational institutions with 196 vacations and only 170 working days.
Training important for teachers
VC NED said that modern trainings are important for capacity building of teachers and education officers.
Teachers waiting for up gradation
In August 2013, Chief Minister Punjab announced for permanent status of contract teachers. Untilnow, they are waiting for their up gradations.
Computerized monitoring of examinations
Lahore board of Education has computerized the monitoring of examinations. It is first time in history of Punjab. Students and students will get their exam related information electronically at their home.
Examination department, Punjab University has declared results of bachelors for hearing impaired candidates.
Inter exams on 7 January
Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education announced date for final exams of intermediate. Exams will be holding on 7 January 2015.
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PU started fish form
Punjab University has developed a fish form. Surviving children of Army Public School, Peshawar had a visit there.
Danish School land stays grabbed
The local administration failed to retrieve the land earmarked for Danish School from land mafia. According to detail, the residents of suburban village Dhoke Nawan Lok Sahi transferred 106-acre land to the Punjab government for construction of a Danish School. The government allocated Rs5 million for the project in 2010. But during four years government could not get the land vacated from illegal occupants.
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Instilling the passion for book reading into children
Alif Laila is an NGO, promoting book reading, children’s literature and education, taught in a fun environment, that allows them to broaden their understanding of educational concepts through project-based learning. With initiatives such as the exciting book bus, the children’s library, various art rooms and labs, as well as quality reading materials, it’s indeed heart-warming to see the effort put in by the volunteers and coordinators to inculcate learning and book reading amongst children.
Prosperity linked to education, peace
The government should improve law and order and prioritise education to start the journey of prosperity in 2015. These views were expressed by the speakers at Jang Economic Session on ‘how the youth hope peace and employment in 2015’ held on Tuesday. The speakers were Ch Abdul Khaliq and students from different varsities including MadhiaMaqsood, AdilBajwa and Abdul Basit. The session was hosted by SikandarLodhi.
Bus stands near schools, govt offices to be shifted
Sindh Transport and Mass Transit Minister Mir Mumtaz Hussain Jakhrani said on Wednesday that bus stands situated near government and private schools would be removed to beef up security measures in the wake of Peshawar school tragedy. He said this while presiding over a high-level meeting at his office which was also attended by education minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Sindh police officials and representatives of Private School Management Committee.
Monitoring for Ghost Schools and teachers
Administrator Karachi said that they are working for detection of ghost schools and ghost teachers. They established members committee for compiling report on infrastructure of all educational institutions of the region.
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CMC students disrupt exams during row with vigilance body
Protesting over the alleged insulting behaviour of certain professors during the ongoing examinations of the first, second, fourth and final years of the MBBS, students of the Chandka Medical College (CMC) Larkana sealed the main gate of the campus and refused to take examinations on Wednesday.They shouted slogans against the teaching faculty during the demonstration and did not allow anyone to enter the campus.
KU announces B.Sc result
Karachi University (KU) announced the result of B.Sc. (PASS) part-I, supplementary examination 2013. Around 63 candidates appeared and 29 passed, pass percentage stood at 54.72.
“How do you say school in Urdu?” asked Brazilian trainer Christopher Thomas, who is still in the habit of asking the reciprocal of every English word in Urdu since he first came to Pakistan. Participants at the roundtable discussion on education mumbled in uncertainty when Thomas, sporting a Sindhi ajrak with his stone-washed blue jeans and shirt, tossed the question at them. The event was hosted by the Charter for Compassion (CfC) Pakistan in collaboration with the Eqbal Ahmed Centre for Public Education at the Marriott hotel on Tuesday.
Degree attestation at provincial departments
Government of Sindh announced that students get attestation of their degrees from their provincial offices. Since it was being doing at Islamabad office. In this regard,government announces to operationalize Sindh Inter board Committee of Chairman.
Malala most popular in 2014
London declared Malala Yousaf Zai as most likable and popular teenager of year 2014.
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Pakistan needs rule of law by Tariq Khalil
This is a follow up article to my earlier scribe is Daesh a Possibility? TTP has played an orgy of blood in a school at Peshawar. On Madaris side Government has to strengthen its knees and all those schools not registered and not confirming to agreed syllabi be asked to confirm or close. The other important aspect is the development of tribal areas to ensure that every child has opportunity to education and every person has opportunity to work.
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Children Corner at PU central Library by Muhammad Ajmal Niazi
Dr Mujahid Kamran, VC Punjab University, is working for educating the nation. He inaugurated the children and Chinese corner at central library o =f Punjab University.
Letters to the editor
In Pakistan, where education or educational reforms are of least importance for governments, our society is neglecting the quality of aptitude tests that many of our students sit for on a regular basis. This is a type of ability test that tells what an individual can learn or develop in the future. As a matter of fact, the preparation for such tests should be a part of our syllabus. All institutions of public or private sector should include these kinds of tests before admitting the students since, as of now, it is applicable in just a few universities of private sector.
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Education is simply defined as the only way of learning and knowing. It’s an opulent free from any kind of possession and basic right of every person to get access to it. Education builds the way of developing strong nation.
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THE Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, has been ranked 496th in the world among the 500 best global universities. On the other hand, five universities from India and as many Iranian universities are better ranked than QAU.Pakistan needs adaptations and careful strategies in the education field to achieve a superior status.
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Urdu Language and Our Future
Country is facing terrorism. Schools have faced many terrorist attacks. Urdu is decling because or most of the curriculum is in English medium.
We pay homage to Dr Gul Hassan Baloch Pro-vice chancellor Lasbella University: Students of Lasbella University
Saddam Baloch, Hazarat Allah Baloch, Shafiq Baloch and other students of Lasbella University has paid homage and tribute to their Dr Gul Hassan Baloch Pro-vice chancellor Lasbella University further students said that Mr Gul Hassan baloch had performed his duty in great manner, He used to visit of hostels and rooms of students as students can be stopped from negative action and tried to solve issues of students and further students and others said that transfer of Gul Hassan Baloch had affected the atmosphere of University..
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It is on first priority to promote quality of Education in Balochistan: Abdul Raheem Ziyaratuwall
Provincial Minister for information and law Abdul Raheem Ziyaratuwall declared that Quality education in balochistan is on first priority further he added provincial government has increased educational budget from 05% to 26%.
Sindh Education Foundation closed 300 schools
1500 schools were running through Integrated Learning Program all over Sindh, but Sindh Education Foundation has closed 300 schools and has kept 70000 children aloof of getting Education. 5000 Teachers working with jointly with SEF are deprived of their salaries since months. Social parties in District Ghotki have protested against distant attitude of SEF and have demanded for restoration of closed schools and save future of children.
Teacher affords expenses of School building of his village from his salary
Primary School village Rustam Ali near Mirpur Mathelo District Ghotki was closed due to its crumbling condition. But a Teacher from that school paid the expenses of its construction work from his salary. On contact he said that it was his collective effort for the future of his village children.
400 Primary Teachers deprived of the9ir salaries
Karachi: 400 Primary Teachers from different schools of Malir Karachi have protested against higher authorities for their right of salary. They said that since that they were appointed in during the test of Sindh University and since then their salaries are stopped. They demanded from responsible authorities to take notice and issue them salaries.
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Transport parking stands shifted far from Education Institutions due to insecurity problem
Karachi: Transport authorities have decided to shift their commercial parking stands far from school buildings. The action is taken due to insecurity problems occur in schools.
Education institutions must make sure the safety of its students and staff.
District Magistrate Swat orders owners of education institutions to ensure the safety of its staff and students at any cost. He further said that any person not following the order must be punished according to article 144.Complete story: Daily Khabrein, Peshawar Edition, Page No.8
No staff has been appointed against rules and regulations at education department.
Rumors of appointment of staff against rules and regulations at Orakzai are only rumors and are spread by those who were not selected due to their ineligibility of merit. These views were shared by Mr. Abdul Maalik, president of All Tribal Teachers Association Orakzai Agency.Complete Story: Daily AAj, Peshawar Edition, Page No. 5
Education institutions must be opened as soon as possible.
Closing education institution is not a solution of curbing terrorism. These views were shared by the chief executive of Muslim Education System Mr. Aman Ullah Rookhani. He criticized government’s decision of expanding the vacations of education institutions and appealed that these institutions be opened as soon as possible.Complete Story: Daily Akhbar, Peshawar Edition, Page No. 2
Decision to introduce One Click Alert Service at education institutions.
The decision will help alerting police, school administration and general public if a terrorist attack occurs at a school. IGP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa expressed his views during a security workshop and said that one click SOS service will help in reducing terrorist attacks on schools.Complete Story: Daily Subah, Peshawar Edition, Page No. 8
Morning Assembly sessions in education institutions of Malakand Division being cancelled.
A meeting headed by Commissioner Captain retired Mohd Afsar Khan held at commissioner house Malakand Agency. Commissioner ordered for tightened and strict security measures for education institutions. He further ordered to enhance security personal at education institutions. He also emphasized on close coordination and liaison between education institution heads, police and security departments.Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar Edition, Page No. 3
All Pakistan Private Schools Association has rejected winter vacations extension.
Punjab Government had announced the extension of winter vacations till 12th January2015 due to security concern. But All Pakistan Private Schools Association has opposed to follow the instructions and decided to submit the petition against that order. According to Vice president (APPSA) Mr. Zia-Ul-slam Zahid Quraishi (Dera Ghazi Khan) winter vacation extensions are not beneficial for future of students as well as for Private schools institutions in the terms of management. It is govt’s responsibility to provide security at all level. He said that we will request in court that all the schools should be allowed to open who ensure their safe security arrangements. If our request will not be granted, we will protest at province level against the order.
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Government Higher Secondary School Tibbi Qaisrani had not received Fund for Security Arrangements.
In the light of security concerns the safety arrangement in all Govt. and private schools of Dera Ghazi Khan has been started. Schools have been divided into A, B and C categories. Keeping in view the security concerns construction of boundary Wall of Government Higher Secondary School Tibbi Qaisrani has been started. According to Principal Saad Ullah although, Government had not issued the funds to make the security arrangements in schools But they are doing it with their own resources at urgent basis and uplifting the boundary wall up-to 8 feet.
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Time to Make Effective Security Arrangements for Teachers and Students in Schools
In Alpain School Tehsil Khan Pun District Rahim Yar Khan, Deputy District Education Officer Khaliq Naveed said that in present scenario we have to make best security arrangements in all schools. He added that education department has not received any threats from any side but we have to provide proper and effective security arrangements to our teachers and students.
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Teachers, Parents and students all are in distress due to extension of school Winter Vacations.
Due to extension of winter vacations parents, teachers and students are worried as their study is going to be badly affecting. In district Layyah different Teachers Muhammad Sajjad Janjua , Abdul Sattar and Ijaz Hussain shared their views that. It is Government responsibility so govt. should focus on the proper security measures to tackle the security issues and make it possible to reopen schools urgently.
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Meeting regarding security issues in educational institutions conduct in the leadership of Assistant Commissioner Minchinabad.
Assistant commissioner contacted a meeting with the heads of the educational institutions to cope with the present security situation by installing CC TV cameras, security guards, search lights, etc in addition he also shared that educational institution should ensure that boundary wall should be at least 8 feet and emergency exit points as well as walk through gates are installed.
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Vacant post in Municipal education department should be fulfilled in District Rahim Yar Khan.
President Teachers Rights Forum Mr. M. Arshad said that in Municipal education department vacant teachers post should be covered and PST teachers should be appointed. ST teachers should be promoted as SST Posts while EST vacant post should be filled by senior PST teachers.
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