‘Govt ensuring transparency in education administration’
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa information minister Mushtaq Ghani on Thursday said his government was taking steps to ensure transparency in education governance through effective implementation of the right to information law. He was speaking during the ‘education governance roundtable’ at the Peshawar Press Club on Thursday.
All KP educational institutions cannot be protected by govt: minister
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani on Thursday said that the provincial government was not in a position to provide foolproof security to all the public and private educational institutions owing to lack of police strength. He said that the total police strength was 65,000 while the number of educational institutions across the province was about 50,000, making it difficult for the government to provide security to each and every institution.
Rs 7.5b allocated for govt schools’ security
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government has earmarked over Rs7 billion for the security arrangements of government schools across the province. Talking to The Express Tribune, Elementary and Secondary Education Additional Secretary Qaiser Alam Khan said government has allocated Rs7.5 billion for the state-owned educational institutes. He shared Rs2 billion will be spent by June 30, 2015, while the remaining amount will be carried forward and spent till 2017.
Weapons to guard
Education Minister of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa said that they would provide weapons to guard is for security of the government educational institutions.
NTS for teachers
Government deciding to conduct NTS test for teachers performance. Government is spending 93 billion for nearly 125 thousand teachers of the region.
Schools with no boundary wall
In Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, nearly 4 thousand schools are working without boundary wall. For schools security government will release 2 billion and they have fixed 5.5 billion for years 2015-16.
Prizes to position holders
Chief Minister KP decided to distribute 50 thousand to each position holder of intermediate FA and FSC students.
Action committee by admin education department
Education department hold a meeting at Laki Merwat. Their administration cadre established an action committee for securing their rights and producing the charter of demands to the government.
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Upgrading middle school to higher level
Government of KP upgraded a government middle school to high schools at a union council of Mardan. Government is also providing the all facilities to schools.
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Education department should explain the recruitment policy
M.Ed. teachers association said that education department should clearly explain their recruitment policy. They said that thousands of SSTs are promoted from B-16 to B-17.
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To involve private institution in making security plan
There was a meeting of All Pakistan Private Schools and Colleges Association. Two officials from each district attended that meeting. In meeting is said by chai that government should provide license of weapons to schools and involve them in making any security plan for school and colleges.
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Suggestion by SESA should be adopted
Government Senior Educational Staff Association said that the education standards of the region are declining. They said that the concerned department should consider their suggestions for improvement in education standards.
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Female teachers required at girls College Khanuzai
There is shortage of female lecturers at Girls College Khanuzai. Recently government appoints new female lecturers. It has covered the vacant posts at college. Now students are satisfied.
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Education Watch: Security funds not released to schools
The public schools of the federal capital have been awaiting funds to make security arrangements including construction and repair of boundary walls and purchase of walkthrough gates and close circuit television (CCTV) cameras.
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The seminary that strives for the best of both worlds
In the shadow of the Murree Hills lies what appears to be a sprawling educational institution. Adjacent o a private sector medical college, the 9-acre walled periphery in fact houses a religious seminary. The institution poses a unique threat to the twin cities’ public and private sector schools, alike. The madrassa is in firm race to bag the highest number of top slots and medals in the federal board’s (FBISE) matric and intermediate exams.
Fundamental right: Free education still a pipedream
Five years since Article 25-A became part of the constitution, successive governments have failed to formulate rules of business for its implementation. The clause was part of the 18th Amendment, passed in 2010, and promises free and compulsory education in Pakistan for every child between the ages of five and 16 years.
Excelling in educational field vital to improve Pakistan’s image internationally: HEC chairman
Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Professor Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad said that participation of vice chancellors, presidents and rectors of the universities in Islamic countries in the Vice Chancellors Forum will greatly help in learning from one another’s experiences. Addressing a meeting, the HEC chairman said, in view of the current circumstances in the country, it is vital for us to educate our youth and universities should start dialogue among universities in the Islamic world.
FG schools in Rawalpindi charging Rs125 security fee
The federal government schools in Rawalpindi have started charging Rs125 from every student as security charges, whereas the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has ordered all educational institutions not to charge security fee from students. Parents have appealed to the authorities concerned to issue orders to federal government schools working in Rawalpindi not to charge security charges, as the Punjab government has also passed strict orders to all schools, both public and private, not to increase their monthly fee on pretext of security.
FBISE to honour high-achievers on 28th
The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) will honour the SSC and HSSC examination high-achievers next week. Twenty-three boys and girls, who secured top three aggregate marks in pre-engineering, pre-medical, humanities, science general and commerce groups during the last year’s Secondary School Certificate and Higher Secondary School Certificate examinations, will be given away medals, certificates and cash prizes during a special ceremony on the FBISE premises in H-8/4 on January 28.
NUML teacher wins HEC award
An academician from the Education Department of National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad, has been conferred upon the coveted Best University Teachers’ Award 2012-13 by Higher Education Commission (HEC). Dr Sufiana Khatoon Malik, associate professor, a veteran academician in the field of Teacher Education and Curriculum Development, is presently doing her Post-Doctoral research from France.
FDE to launch Complaint Cell soon
The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) would set up a ‘Complaint Cell’ on permanent basis for immediate redressal of the complaints. While Admission Cell is already working in FDE for redressal of complaints or issues regarding admission of the students in schools or colleges.
Disable should be educated to make them eligible
DG Interior ministry said that all non-hearing and deaf people should be trained or processed with education so that they may support the society with their skills. He said that ILM ideas and Family Educational Service Foundation is working for education in the region.
Malik Riaz will work for schools at Waziristan
Malik Riaz said that they would work for building new schools at Waziristan. He said that they have spent a lot for IDPs. He said that they do so to satisfy Allah.
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AIOU upgrading complaint cell
Allama Iqbal Open University is now upgrading the complaint cell to register the complaint by students against University. It will improve the working of University.
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Education compulsory for 16 years old students
Pakistan Collation for Education produced their suggestions for education. According to suggestions, education should be compulsory for children up to 16 years old and government should work according to article 25 A.
Emergency exercise for any emergency
There was an unannounced training at government boys high school Mankera for teachers and students for handling any emergency. Students and teachers disturbed and confused.
Education report an indictment of govt: PTI
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has hit out at Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s tall claims of education emergency in the province, saying the recently launched Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) findings have exposed PML-N government’s lies in Punjab. Ms Abbas said the report had revealed that 43pc Class-V children in Punjab could not read Class-II level sentences. Similarly, some 37pc of the children could not read story in Urdu.
LAHORE Police baton charged innocent students and their parents who were protesting to demand reopening of Government High School, Bhati Gate here Thursday. The students and locals carrying placards chanted slogans and protested over delay in re-opening of the school which caused traffic mess on the road.
Fazl asks govt to follow accords with seminaries
Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman warns the government to follow all accords with religious seminaries, failing which the religious leadership will close all of them and launch a ‘court arrest movement’ (Jail Bharo Tehreek) under protest.
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Foolproof security: Teachers to be given special sims
It is decided to allot mobile Sims to teachers. Sims will be given to 4 teachers and the schools owner. It is done to make sure the foolproof security.
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Maddaris propagating terrorism will vanish
Jamiat Ulma e Islam said that they would destroy all those maddaris that are training the terrorists and propagating the terrorist activities.
Madarris registration started at Lahore, Gujarat Punjab. Army man is appointed for this task. All unregistered maddaris will be destroyed.
Coaching for schools less than 30% success rate
Punjab Examination Commission decided to coach the students from the schools that produce less than 30% result for grade 5, through Directorate of staff development.
Punjabi should be Compulsory for all education levels
Punjab Adabi Board in collaboration of Punjab Teachers Union said that on international day of language on 22 February, they would hold a high-level meeting and a rally for Punjabi language to be compulsory from grade 1 to BA level of Education.
Funds for security
Education Department of Rawalpindi released 68.1 million for security of school in the division. Education department said that after this release the schools owners would be responsible for any insecurity.
Attack at schools
A young man enter into a school of Chakwal and attacked a 10th class student. All students caught him and handed over him to police. School security becomes questionable after this incident.
Commissioner says SERP to improve education
Commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has said implementation of Sindh Education Reform Program (SERP) would help bring improvement in the standard and system of education. “Immediate financial needs of schools will be met through school management committees (SMC) fund so that teachers could concentrate on education,” he said while addressing a meeting with steering committee of SERP at his office.
BA annual exams commence today
Around 34,665 candidates would appear in BA (regular and private) annual examinations, 2014 starting Friday (today). The University of Karachi (KU) had established 19 examination centres for male students whereas female candidates would appear in 29 examination centres
SSC supplementary exam results to be announced today
The Board of Secondary Education Karachi on Thursday announced to declare the result of SSC Supplementary Examination, 2014 on January 23 (today) at 3:00pm. Controller Examinations Noman Ahsan asked all representatives to collect the result from the office of the Chairman, Block B of the Board.
Sindh Govt unable to implement the free education
In a seminar by Institute of Social and policy center and Alif Ailaan, it is said that among nearly 700 thousand primary students only nearly 100 thousand students reached at matric level. They said that government is unable to implement free education programs at Sindh. Education standard is declining.
School security at Mirpur
Sindh Government said that Rangers and police would monitor the area surrounding of all schools.
‘ASER’ time is here by Zubeida Mustafa
AN incurable optimist once commented that the good thing about hitting rock bottom is that you then have to move upwards. He probably didn’t believe that one may remain stuck at the bottom and not move at all. We were talking about education in Pakistan.
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Pakistan’s mediocre classrooms by Ally R Memon
When one contrasts the potential of Pakistan’s youth with those of other developing countries, one finds them extraordinarily hard working, far more willing to learn and interested in attaining a thriving career. However, the nation’s youth cannot rely solely on potential, interest and eagerness as virtues.
Secular Education System by Orya Maqbool Khan
Currently new education system is very secular. University and colleges offering this system are few in numbers and they are developing a unique group of human.
Letters to the Editor
FBR & education
THE order issued by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) makes education a bit more complex and difficult.
To cover its usual and heavy deficit, every institution taking Rs300,000 and plus annual fee are charged with an additional five per cent tax by the FBR, no matter on what grounds the school was founded.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1158800/fbr-education
Quaid in school
SOME individuals leave an indelible mark on world history through vision and will power, and make the unthinkable happen. Some are destined to conceive and shape nations and thereby alter the world map. The Quaid-i-Azam was one such person, whose character reminds us that people can achieve anything by subscribing to the golden principle of Unity, Faith and Discipline.
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THIS refers to security for schools in the wake of the Peshawar attack. Educational institutions fall prey to terrorism easily owing to inadequate security arrangements.
Terrorists’ main targets are army-patronised institutes and other systems of schools and colleges.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1158806/school-security
Coordination Council established by the education department officers
Education department male & female officers established a Coordination Council. Mr.Saleem Khan Male Chairman, Gul Raj Female Chairman and Azra Afridi was elected as a General Secretary.
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Metric good results government approved 50 million rupees for teachers
Provincial government of KP announced 50 million rupees for those teachers and principals of government educational institutions who give good results in metric examination in different Boards. Government wants to improve quality of education in government schools. It was stated that government will be paid 60 thousand for each teacher of the KP Higher Secondary Schools those students give good results in board exams.
Primary teachers announced agitation movement
Against the delay in time scale for teachers and IMU bad behavior primary teachers announced agitation movement w.e.f 28th February. APTA meeting was held in Shabqadar under the chairmanship of Tehsil president Fazal Hameed. APTA office bearers are demanded from the government that their problems solve immediate otherwise agitation movement will be started in the entire province against IMU & other responsible.
Complete story: Daily Nai Baat, Peshawar Page no. 1
Education department corrupt officials damaged the Tehreek-e-Insaf Educational Emergency policy
Haripur Education department corrupt officials damaged the Tehreek-e-Insaf educational emergency policy very badly. In the Ex ruling government official taken only easy load and now they enjoy super card.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page no. 3
No increase will be tolerated in school fees: Mushtaq Ghani
No increase will be tolerated in schools fees. Provincial government of KP approved one billion rupees for security in the educational institutions. It was stated by provincial Minister for Information & Higher education Mr.Mushtaq Ghani during the Seminar.
Government schools watchmen provide arms for safety
The Minister for Education, Mr.Atif Khan said that the government schools watchmen must provide arms for school safety. Government ensured in the light of 16/12 incident fool proof security of the education institutions of province.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page no. 8
No compromise on educational institutions security
Officials take steps to provide fool proof security in the education institutions. Additional Commissioner Tull, Mr. Jamal ud Din visited different district educational institutions to check their security system. On this occasion he said officials must take steps to provide fool proof security in the educational institutions. He said we only give N.O.C. to those educational institutions that fulfill the requirement of security.
Complete Story: Daily Awamunas, Peshawar, Page no. 3
Government Middle School Jungro kili upgraded to High school
Mardan government middle school Jungro Kili upgraded to High school. It was announced by the Mr.Iftikhar Ali Mashwani, MPA & Chairman DEDAK Mardan during the function here in Mardan. He said PTI government agenda to provide educational facilities in all over the provinces to the general public.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page no. 1
Millions of dignity are denied the right of Education in the country
LORALAI: Pakistan People’s Party former member and former General Secretary Kher Muhammad Nasar said in a statement that there is already scarcity of Electricity, unemployment inflation and now shortage of oil is also raised. In one side we have deprived from the right of Education on the other side our Prime Leaders invest billions in India from our country budget just for the sake of their personal interest. While in our country there is maximum people existed which is still deprived from the basic right of Education.
Complete Story: Bakhtar News, Page no.1
PTI wants to initiate the quality of life of the common man
SIBBI: For real Change people have to support to Imran for bright future of Pakistan. Pakistan Tehrike Insaf promises to their nation that PTI will eradicate injustice, poverty and unemployment from the whole country. They further said about the leaders of running Government that the previous Govt. has won the Election through in the name of religious and nationalism. He said our manifesto is not like the previous one.
Complete Story: Balochistan News, Page no. 1
Lahore Police baton charge over school children 2 children injured in the protests
LAHORE: Punjab Police has taken stick action against to the student of Islamia Government School Lahore during protest. School location is situated near to Bhati Gate. Chief Minister of Punjab has taken notice from the D.I.G Operational over this dilemma.
Complete Story: Qudrat News, Page no.3
11 Teachers of Boys High School Transferred, Future Of Students Bleak
Wohwa: The Education Department authorities have transferred 11 teachers of Govt. Boys High School Wohwa under the Policy of Rationalization. The educational future of 500 students has become endangered because they will not have senior teachers to teach them major subjects. The students are moving to private schools.
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Despite Claims of Authorities Govt. Boys Primary School Bait Shakrani Without Basic Facilities
Oachsharif: Government Boys Primary School Bait Shakrani is still without basic facilities although the government authorities have claimed that they had provided all the basic facilities to the said school. The school has only two teachers. The absence of boundary wall could cause terrorist attacks. School has no classrooms, children sitting under open sky.
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Police Baton Charged Protesting Children
Lahore: The Punjab Police baton charged protesting school children who were protesting against the forcible of handover of Islamia High School Bhatti Gate being run under the supervision of Ghazi Foundation to the Education Department. The SP City apologized the injured child. DIG Operations forms a committee to investigate the police personnel responsible for baton charge.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain Multan, Page no. 3
Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page no. 1
Examination Centre For Boys At Girls High School Unethical
Jamaluddinwali: The residents of the area have protested that it was unethical to have examination centre for boys at the Girls High School. If this is not stopped then the residents of the area will launch a high level protest.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain Multan, Page no. 7
Daily Sujjaa, Multan, Page no. 1
Low Quality Material Used For Boundary Wall Of Government School
Jatoi: The contractor has used low quality material for the construction of the boundary wall of the Government School of Basti Sanwan Wala, Mouza Jungle. This is being done in collaboration with the officials of the education department.
Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel Multan, Page no. 3
Poor Quality Bricks Used For Boundary Wall Of Girls Primary School
Alipur: Poor quality bricks have been used for construction of boundary wall of Girls Primary School Ghalloowala, Alipur. The residents of the area have demanded action against the Headmistress.
Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page no. 7
School Heads Asked To Purchase Security Alarm Sims
Rawalpindi: Government has advised heads and teachers of all the 53500 primary and high schools of the province to purchase security alarm SIMs. The SIMs will have special Chip which could convey message to all the concerned security agencies with push of one button.
Complete Story: Daily Express Multan, Page no. 3
Registration To Be Cancelled Due To Poor Security Arrangements Of Most Public And Private Schools Of BWP
Bahawalpur: The security arrangements of most of the government and private schools of Bahawalpur are found to be very poor and due to this they could lose their registration certificates. The security companies have raised the charges for security guards and security equipment by 400 per cent. The owners of private schools worried about closure of their schools, parents scared to send their kids to schools due to lack of security.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf Multan, Page no. 1
D.O Education Visited School, 11 Teachers suspended
District Thurparker: D.O Education Mr. Aijaz Babar visited Higher Secondary School village Dhandal near Nangarparker. During his visit he found 11 Teachers absent from the school including Principal. While taking immediate action he has suspended them.
Ghost Teachers left School to destruction
District Mirpur Khas: Boys primary School village Mitho Machi near Naukkot is without Teachers since years. Villagers told that Teachers are not attending School since years and they are running it on their self help. They added that for the destruction of future of their children higher authorities are responsible. Teachers are sent on Visa System and school building is used by the local people; furniture is taken away and there is no facility of safe drinking water. They have demanded from higher authorities to take notice.
800 Girls deprived of their Scholarship stipend
District Khairpur Mirs: About 800 girls of different School including Nizamani, Liqman Bhurgri, Bandi Motayo, Sobhodero, Pir Goth and Therhi Girls High School are deprived of their Scholarship Stipend. Half of the Girls are giving scholarship amount and remaining girls are told that yet their stipend is not approved. While it is reported that 20 lac rupees have been grabbed in the name of Scholarship, while on the contact concerned Head Masters of the schools told that they are totally unaware of the scholarship amount; whereas D.O Education Mr. Liaquat told that he has no concern with Scholarship amount, the amount was given by the Reform Support Program.
4 Schools closed, Teachers on Visa
District Mirpur Khas: Four Schools of Village Bachal Shah, Talib Mandhrai, Mola Bux Rind and Nek Muhammad Rind are closed and Teachers are on Visa. Students’ Education is ruined. Recently 98 Teachers were appointed in the schools, but they are not performing their duties. Assistant Commissioner Jhudo has declared that schools will be visited and actions would be taken against Teachers and Ghost Schools will be restored and report would be sent to higher authorities.
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Students Deprived of Primary Education due to closure of Schools
District Thatto: Many Schools are closed in Taluka Keti Bander and Ghora Bari. Teachers are busy in their private business and do not attend Schools since years. Due to non-seriousness of Government and Education Officers School building have been destroyed. Villagers told that they have informed higher authorities many times, but nothing has happened yet. They cried that their children are kept aloof of getting primary Education and demanded from higher authorities to take notice and fictionalize Schools.
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Government failed to take any action against Ghost Schools, teachers free of duties
District Shikarpur: Hundreds of Schools are closed in the district, but Government did not take any action against Ghost Schools. Government is failed to provide Education to Children and they are confined to work in the fields. School buildings are turned to cattle farms and teachers are on Visa. D.O Education takes monthly 5 to 8 thousand from them and sends them on visa. The Budget of SMC funds are taken away and schools are under acute shortage of Basic Facilities of Drinking water, Bathrooms, Compound Walls and other. Many of the Teachers are gone to other foreign countries. Villagers told that D.O Education is silent to take any action. They added that their children go to other villages to study which is very difficult for them in this cold season; Villagers have demanded from responsible authorities to take priority based action against Ghost Teacher and Ghost Schools to save Future of poor Children.
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Decision of 259 Suspended Teachers, Secretary Education refused Court Decision
Matli, District Badin: Two months ago Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho has relieved 259 Teachers of different schools of Matli alleging that they were absent from the schools. Teachers have told that without proper enquiry and investigation they Secretary had relieved them from their duties. While Sindh High Court has issued orders and has rejected the directives of Secretary Education and has restored the relieved Teachers, but Secretary Education does not accept the court orders and has refused.
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Primary School closed since 10 years
District Benazirabad: Primary School village Ghulam Rasool Jamali is closed since 10 years; students are kept aloof of getting Primary Education. Villagers have told that school is closed due to non-compliance of Government and other officers. Their children are compelled to sit under open sky and study. They have demanded from higher authorities to take notice and restore school and save students’ Education.
High School building decaying
District Khairpur Mirs: Girls High School village Hussain Pato is completely destroyed and standing idle. It was established in 1885 and since then it has not been repaired. Furniture of the school is taken away and there is no facility of drinking water. Villagers have submitted application for its repairing, but nothing has happened. They have demanded from higher authorities to take notice and resolve issue.
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School shifted to another Union Council, Protest
District Badin: The residents of village Wahid Dino Notiyar near Kadhan protested against School shifting to another Union Council. Villagers denied taking polio Drops to their Children by showing the reason of absence of Teachers from the School since 10 Years. On their Denial, D.H.O visited their village and insisted them to take polio drops to their children, but villagers denied by keeping the reason ensuring Teachers’ Presence in the School. On that Supervisor told them that their School is shifted to another Union council Bhugra Memon. Villagers have demanded from Education Minister to take notice and resolve the issue.