Teachers get gun training after Peshawar massacre
Teachers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province are being given firearms training and will be allowed to take guns into the classroom in a bid to strengthen security following a Taliban massacre at a school last month.
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Primary schoolteachers refuse to participate in polio drive
Primary school teachers in Swat have refused to participate in the polio vaccination drive in the district and carry arms to school for students’ safety. Members of the All Primary Teachers Association (APTA) protested outside Swat Press Club on Tuesday and said they were not willing to take part in the vaccination drive and would not accept a deduction from their salaries.
UoP to promote research culture
The first meeting of the research forum of the University of Peshawar on Tuesday decided to hold IDEAS competition among the faculty and students in order to promote research culture on the campus.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1159932/uop-to-promote-research-culture
Training teachers for protection
SSP Peshawar said that police is also training female teacher for their and their institution protections. SSP said that they also planned to train other school staff and students.
Educating FATA Students
Altaf Foundation said that they are opening institutions for educating Urdu, Persian, English, and Quran e Pak to seven years old children of FATA.
APS injured students need treatment
Government of KP and PM house announced for foreign treatment of Ahmed Nawaz. However, until now his parents are waiting for the government support.
Cold war among HEC official
A cold war is continuing among officials of Higher education department regarding new recruitments. Many senior officers are transferred.
Reservations of Vice Chancellor’s Act
Provincial Minister for Higher Education said that government is working for education. He said recently Abdul Wali University has performed better than all other Universities. He said they would explain their reservations on VC act soon.
Education officials expelled on irregularities
Services tribunal has expelled former district education officer and other education staff for their irregularities in the department. They were charged for high corruption.
Financing Gandhara Hindco Academy
Higher Education Department holds their reservations on granting 50 million instead of 70 million. They have granted 20 million to finance department of Gandhara Hindco Board.
Appointment of teaching assistants
Higher Education Department KP has appointed 70 teaching assistants for colleges. It also includes female teaching assistants.
NTS for current teacher is advice
Director Higher Education Department said that taking NTS test from in service teachers will be just an advice. Teachers should not worry about it.
Education development plans
Chief Minister Balochistan said that, they are working on progress in education sector. They have planned to improve standard of Turbat University, new medical college at Kech, also recruitment of staff on NTS.
University Selection Board
An interview panel in chai of Vice Chancellor Balochistan University held at Section Board for the selection of controller examinations. Unfortunately, none of the candidate is selected for controller post.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-28-2015/quetta/page3.asp
Distribution of Text Books
Citizens said that it is good news that government has distributed 70% textbooks among students free of cast. They said it is positive to distribute before the time.
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GTA appreciated government for upgrading grade 14 and 16
IT manager government teachers association is thankful to secretary education for upgrading the employees of Grade 14 and Grade 16.
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HEC, British Council to increase investment in research
The British Council (BC)’s new Chief Executive Officer Ciarán Devane visited Pakistan Higher Education Commission (HEC), on Tuesday to participate in the orientation event “The UK and Pakistan: Increasing Investment in Research for Higher Education.” The programme is aimed at providing opportunity to the beneficiaries of the HEC-British Council collaborative education and research initiatives, to meet the new CEO and benefit from his international experience and proficiency.
Students get laptops under PM’s Scheme
Rawalpindi Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University (PMAS-AAUR) distributed laptops among 76 students of MS/ MPhil and PhD on Tuesday, provided by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) as part of the 2nd phase of Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme. PMAS-AAUR Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Rai Niaz Ahmed handed over laptops to the students in a ceremony held at the auditorium of the university.
Competition launched for innovative teachers
Teach For Pakistan and Ilm Ideas introduced “Taleemi Jiddat Ki Talaash a Competition for Innovative Teachers in Pakistan” during a special launch ceremony held at a local hotel. Key stakeholders in the education sector from organizations including The Citizens Foundation and UNDP attended the event.
Govt set to spend Rs41 billion on 21 projects including 6 projects of higher education
Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal wants to model Pakistani public universities along the lines of their American counterparts, complete with aesthetically pleasing architecture and endowment funds raised from donations from corporations and alumni. Iqbal, himself a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, initiated these policies.
Curriculum to make room for anti-drug subject
With the number of drug addicts reaching nearly seven million in the country, the government has decided to include anti-drug courses in the curriculum in order to raise awareness among youth about the ill-effects of drugs as well as its fallout on society. Speaking at a regional counter narcotics seminar, Federal Minister of State for Education Balighur Rehman said the government was determined to fight the menace of drugs and its abuse.
AIOU regional directors’ conference concludes
Three-day Regional Directors’ Conference of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), which concluded here on Tuesday, adopted a comprehensive strategy to promote quality education, while increasing its admissions in various programmes and strengthening the university’s role as a research-based organisation.
AIOU conference calls for promotion of quality education
A three-day regional directors’ conference of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) concluded here today, adopted a comprehensive strategy to promote quality education, while increasing its admissions in various programs and strengthening the university’s role as a research-based organization.
‘Right to Education law awaits implementation’
As high as 15pc children including eight per cent girls (6-16 years) are still out of school in Punjab and those enrolled are not learning well as 49pc Grade-5 children cannot do two-digit division, 43pc children cannot read Grade-2 level English sentences and 37pc cannot read Urdu text.
Punjab, KPK RTI Commissions notify fee schedule
Punjab Information Commission has directed all public bodies in the province to provide public record and information to applicants free of cost unless the record involves more than 20 pages or any electronic data device. According to a circular, the public bodies and the public information officers will charge Rs2 per page as cost of computer printed or photocopy charges for information involving pages in excess of 20 pages.
Call for promoting non-formal education
Speakers at a conference on education at Punjab University have called upon the need to promote non-formal education to increase literacy rate in the country. The conference was organized by Education for All Federation, Literacy and Non-Formal Basic Education Department here at Al Raazi Hall of Undergraduate Study Centre.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-28/page-14/detail-9
Action against police violent to students
Lahore high court said that protections of citizens are responsibility of government and city administration. They said to government to take action against police officers that committed violence on students.
Government activities toward education sector
Provincial Education Minister, Rana Mash’hood said at an event by ITA that government is working on providing missing facilities at schools. He said government is now facilitating all schools.
Action against unregistered colleges
Government given relaxation to over 100 colleges of Punjab for their Registration. Out of 176 more than 100 colleges did not get their registration from the department. Government decided to seal them.
Government should protect private schools
All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association said that near all private schools of Lahore has completed their security from private security guards. They said that government should also provide them security.
Importance of Education
Punjab University holds a conference “Importance of Education” in collaboration with Education for All and Non-Formal Basic Education Department.
Industrial Schools to railway
Railway has handed over their six industrial schools in different districts to Director General Railway Schools.
Date for Educators extended
Government of Punjab has extended the date for recruitment of Educators in Province. Application deadline extended to 29 January 2015.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-01-28/page-7
Action against unregistered Madrassas
Provincial interior Minister said that they would implement National Action Plan at any cast. They will not compromise on non-registration of madrassas. He said they would take against them.
Uncertain monitoring by PEF
Pakistan Education Foundation Started monitoring of their partner schools. Recently they have monitored their schools at Gujranwala and Wazirabad.
Research Lab at Punjab University
Recently Vice Chancellor, Punjab University has inaugurated a research lab for Micro Biology Department. He has also inaugurated the culture and tumor metabolism laboratories.
Education budget for Laptops
Corporata Minister said that government has allocated 3.5 billion rupees for Laptops to position holders. Matric students who have secure 78% marks are also included in this scheme.
Promoting innovation in education
A competition to identify teachers using low-cost innovative methods in class was introduced at a ceremony on Tuesday. The innovative teaching methodologies would then be compiled into a guidebook and made accessible to teachers across Pakistan. Titled ‘Taleemi Jiddat ki Talaash’, the competition would be organised by Aman Foundation’s Teach for Pakistan (TFP) in collaboration with Ilm Ideas — an educational project funded by the UK Department for International Development.
MQM MPA visits schools to review security
MQM member of Sindh Assembly Nishat Mohammad Zia Qadri on Tuesday demanded foolproof security should be ensured at regional level, particularly around schools for security of teachers and students.
Teach for Pakistan
“Teach for Pakistan” and ILM Ideas holding a campaign competition “Finding education advancement.” Chairman Teach for Pakistan given briefing and said that teachers from all over Pakistan can participate in this contest.
Granting land to Grade 2 to four employees of University
Sindh University decided to grant land to 1260 employees on grade 2 to Grade 4. They will get their land transfer letter very soon.
Syndicate elections at Sindh University
Sindh University announced to hold the syndicate elections on 11 March. Nomination papers will be available from 2 February.
Teachers, guns and money
There is a curious mix of what appears on the one hand advancement in the education set-up in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P); and on the other decidedly retrograde steps. Taking the positive first, the K-P government is planning to remove 50 per cent of the teaching cohort in government schools because of their poor performance. As the teachers are unlikely to go without making a fuss, a financial inducement to retirement may be offered in the form of a golden handshake.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/828537/teachers-guns-and-money/
Soul of education by M Zeb Khan
The education system in Pakistan is deeply flawed. It produces graduates who are either incapable of representing our socio-cultural ideals or incompetent to do anything worthwhile in the field of science and technology. This problem has historical roots and needs to be properly addressed without losing sight of emerging challenges. The prevailing madressah system in Pakistan reflects two different models – Deoband and Aligarh. Madressah Deoband was founded in 1866 – nine years after Muslims had lost the War of Independence in 1857.
Special Education on Education by Dr. Irfan Ahmed Khan
Government planning to grant 600 rupees to students of Private schools and transforming Education Foundation Balochistan into Balochistan Education Regulatory Authority etc.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-28-2015/quetta/page5.asp
Poor condition of Education at Sindh by Dr. Tousef Ahmed Khan
Nearly 6.7 million 5-9 year children enrolled at Sindh. Of them only 2.5 million children went to school.
World Media on Peshawar Incident by Shahzeb Jillani
BBC news respondent, Hafiz ur Rehman Qureshi said that we need solid strategy to account for terrorist. Most of Pakistan thinks that religious extremism can be accounted by using army force.
Letters to the Editor
Oldest college mired in problems
The Government Degree College in Shikarpur is the oldest college in Sindh founded by Hindu philanthropists Chella Singh and Sital Das in 1933. It was affiliated with the Bombay University during the pre-partition period. It is also part of the cultural heritage of Sindh. It has contributed a lot to the development of education.
In view of the interior ministry’s warning of more terrorist attacks following the Peshawar tragedy, the government has decided to raise the outer walls of schools by up to eight feet. Now the walls of almost every school have been raised. Is this going to deter militants from shooting their way into a school through its main gate? If not, then what was the need for raising the walls?
Government review on orders, teachers are not allowed to keep arms
The government of KP reviews his previous order for arms given to teachers of province. Decision was taken on demand of civil society & teachers.
Teachers started gun training after APS massacre
Teachers in Peshawar are being given firearms training and will be allowed to take guns into the classroom in a bid to strengthen security following a Taliban Massacre at a school last month.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page no. 1
Charsadda Education department appointed class four on recommendation
Education department Charsadda appointed class four on recommendation. Chief Minister & Tehreek-e-Insaf provide me justice in view of their slogan justice & Change.
Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx
NTS is an insult to them to test teachers
Friends of teacher’s district Mardan office bearer said NTS is an insult & joke to them to test teachers. They said before teachers are insulted in the name of monitoring and now this work is done through NTS test.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page no. 5
D.I.Khan education department official threatens to agitate
D.I.Khan the official of education department given threatened to agitate if the management cadre did not announce up gradation.
Record budget allocated for promotion of education: Minister
The Minister for Information and Higher Education, Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani Tuesday said that promotion of education is the top priority of provincial government and a record amount of 111 billion rupees have been allocated for the purpose. Addressing the third convocation of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan as a Chief Guest, he said that government has prioritized the promotion of education sector.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page no. 1
Laptops are distributed in Kohat University male & female students
Kohat University of Science & Technology the laptops are distribution among the 219 male & female students that who fulfill the criteria of Prime Minister Laptop scheme. In this regard a ceremony was held in the University and Focal Person of Prime Minister Laptops scheme Mr.Azad Khan Khattak said it will be helpful in students education.
Complete Story: Daily Awamunas, Page no. 8
Foundation laid down for girls schools
Lakki Marwat Foundation stone laid down ceremony was held in Pukhta Pull Ozangi Khel. On this occasion Malik Salim Khan said people will be soon taken fruit of development in the area. The work was started on two girls school.
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Education trend will foster in young generation: CM
QUETTA: Chief Minister Baluchistan Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch said to the press reporter that education trend is boosting up in the youth and we have to give up the resources to avail this golden opportunity. He further said that due to this intensity of interest for Education we need to change the system and environment of Education. The attendance should be compulsory for both Teachers and students. CM Baluchistan Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch expresses his thoughts during Fair Book event at Turbat.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-28-2015/Quetta/page1.asp
Without education the success will be impossible: PKMAP
QUETTA: Pashtoon Khwa Milli Awami Party members from Assembly Masooma Hayat and Walim Jan Berkat said to press reporter. Current Government must utilize their resource for Education Sector to improve it. Personal judgment for illegal recommendation to be nullified and all the tests for jobs to be held through NTS, except education a society or nation cannot be reached toward their destiny. Because education is the worth for Success and excellence, Massoma hayat expressed their views at local hotel in Quetta during Pakistan Collection for Education and Pameer Development.
Complete Story: Mashriq News, Page no. 3
Advanced Studies and Research 97th Meeting of University board
QUETTA: Baluchistan University board held a 97th meeting of advance studies and research under the presence of Vice Chancellor Dr. Javed Iqbal. VC said that the M.phill and PhD program must be under the meditation of University for modification of their admission and exam criteria. VC said that research methodology should be improved through concern department.
University construction in Aghberg
QUETTA: Aghberg populated area is the property of their local people, and their profit is the right of their proprietor. This views expressed by Shams ullah Bazai belongs from Killi Rondhi. Zia u rehman Bazai, Muhammad Iqbal also said about the agenda.
Complete Story: Qudrat News, Page no. 3
Security guards of a private school assaults staff and students of other private school
Khairpur Taamaywali: The security guards of a private school of Mouza Mucharan Kaloowala assaulted the staff and students of another private school. The students were sitting in the examination hall. The attackers tortured the students and the staff and threatened to kill them if they did not shift their school to some other area. The tortured students blocked the road and told media that the attackers had done so in the past as well.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-01-28/page-11
Action to be taken against unregistered educational institutions of Punjab
Mohsinwal: The Federal Government has taken decision to take action against unregistered educational institutions. There are 185 unregistered higher education institutions in Pakistan and in Punjab there are 113. In the first phase the owners will be given a warning to get their institutions registered and then they will be sealed.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-01-28/page-8
Part of school land given to land mafia, anti-corruption summons principal, contractor & sub-engineer
Rukanpur: The principal and sub-engineer Buildings have allegedly given part of land of Primary Girls School Tatar Chacharr to land mafia and also have constructed the boundary wall of the school with low quality material. A written application was given to the Director Anti-Corruption Bahawalpur, he summoned Principal, Contractor & Sub-Engineer.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain Multan, Page no. 9
Security arrangements of the schools should be improved: DCO
Mohammedpur Deewan: DEO Secondary and Elementary Ghulam Farooq Alvi visited different schools and advised the management to improve security arrangements of schools and not allow any irrelevant persons.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf Multan, Page no. 4
Security arrangements of schools incomplete
Jatoi: Assistant Commissioner Iqbal Ahmed Khan and DEO Akbar Khan Laghari visited different schools and found the security arrangements unsatisfactory. AC informed the school head about the Security Plan of the government.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf Multan, Page no. 4
Villagers protest for appointment of Teachers in School
District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of village Jafar Hakro near Masan Wada protested against non-availability of Teachers in their village School. They told that Education of their children is being affected. They also added that some of the villagers had met Education Minister in Tando Allahyar for the appointment of Teachers in School, but still nothing has happened. They have demanded from Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro to take notice and appoint Teachers.
Schools of District Thurparker turned to cattle farms; Teachers on Visa
The condition of Education in the District is deteriorating and crumbling due to Ghost Teachers and Ghost Schools. Most of the School buildings are turned to cattle farms and used for personal business. According to reports, 800 Schools are closed. Concerned Teachers are busy in their works working as cleaners on the commercial transports; these Teachers pay 2000 per month as bribe to Education Officers and get Visa favor. S.D.Os and Supervisors are not willing to take notice and action against them. The report shows that 40% children in the District are deprived of Primary Education. These children are kept aloof of Education and compelled to work in the fields and shops to earn money. The residents have demanded from responsible officers and politicians to take notice and restore these schools.
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128 years old School building to be repaired
District Sukkur: Government High School Sukkur was built and established in 1887 and since 1948 Sindh Government is handling it. But now it is being repaired in a new shape and format with the help of USAID Program. Basic facilities would be sufficed according to need and necessities; Students would be assisted and Teacher would be benefited. The notice has been taken for its repairing while observing its decaying condition.
12 Schools closed at Priyalo
District Khairpur Mirs: Twelve Schools are closed in two different Union Councils of Taluka Kingri, U.C Piryalo and Kot Meer Muhammad. Schools buildings are non-functional and used for personal sittings and most of the buildings are turned to cattle farms. Some of them are given on rent to NGOs and pother Private Offices. Teachers are on Visa and getting salaries at homes. Officers are involved in corruption and take bribes from Ghost Teachers and leave them on visa. Primary School village Fatih Ali Burdi is closed since 3 years and higher authorities are silent and do not take any notice.
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Furniture stolen from School, Assistant Commissioner took notice
District Jacobabad: Some unidentified thieves took away furniture from Primary School city Thull. Assistant Commissioner has taken notice of the issue and has called Head Master to his office for inquiry of the matter.
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