January 7, 2015

National Press:

 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

 

Private schools fined in Nowshera

The district education officer (DEO) on Tuesday visited various private schools and imposed fines on the administration for defying the government orders and keeping the institutions open. DEO Muhammad Inam Toru visited various schools that were opened despite the clear directives of the government and imposed Rs50,000 fine on the institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-294549-Briefs

 

No extension in winter vacation

Dismissing the rumors about another extension in the winter vacations of the educational institutions, the authorities said Tuesday that the schools and colleges would reopen as per scheduled on January 12 amid tight security. There were reports that the winter vacations might be extended for another 20 days till January 31 that created unrest among the school managements, particularly the private institutions, parents and the students.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-294597-No-extension-in-winter-vacation

 

Reopening the forgotten schools

KP education department made functional around 100 closed schools in last few months. The provincial education department has recently re-opened non-functional schools by making efforts to resolve the issues behind the schools not functioning for quite some time.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1155423/reopening-the-forgotten-schools

 

Education dept. drops plan to devolve powers to schools

The Elementary and Secondary Education Department has given up its plan of devolution of monitoring powers to the level of schools due to financial constraints, according to sources. Such devolution was one of the major components of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s reform agenda.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1155420/education-dept-drops-plan-to-devolve-powers-to-schools

 

Tributes paid to martyred student Aitzaz Hassan

Glowing tributes were paid to 16-year old Aitzaz Hassan on his first death anniversary for sacrificing his life to stop a suicide bomber from targetting his school in the Ibrahimzai village near here on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-294536-Tributes-paid-to-martyred-student-Aitzaz-Hassan

 

AIOU reschedules papers in KP

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has decided to hold the examinations of postponed papers on January 27 and 28, 2015 instead of January 8 and 9 in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP). These papers were previously scheduled to be held on December 17 and 18 which were cancelled in all the examination centers setup by AIOU in KP due to the terrorist attack at Army Public School, Peshawar; this was stated by the Controller of Examinations, Iqbal Hussain.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-294618-AIOU-reschedules-papers-in-KP

 

Symbol of bravery: A schoolboy immortalized in death

A year ago on January 6, a teenager stopped what would have been a catastrophic suicide bombing at his school in the Hangu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Aitzaz Hassan Bangash ran into the panicked bomber before wrestling with him at the gate of the Government High Secondary School, Ibrahimzai. At that point the bomber detonated his suicide vest, killing himself and Aitzaz.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/817934/symbol-of-bravery-a-schoolboy-immortalised-in-death/

 

Too little, too late?: ‘Schools should raise boundary walls over 8ft’

Schools should raise boundary walls over 8 feet and fence them with barbed wire in order to prevent an organised assault similar to the Army Public School attack, Deputy District Education Officer Muhammad Azam Khan told The Express Tribune. In a bid to boost security at educational institutions across the province, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government has taken a series of steps in wake of the brazen APS massacre. Khan complained about the limited financial and human resources at the disposal of the department. However, he said the government has laid out standard operating procedures (SoP) for schools to upgrade their security arrangements themselves.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/817723/too-little-too-late-schools-should-raise-boundary-walls-over-8ft/

 

Poor security at KP institutions

There is poor security system at educational institutions of KP. In a monitoring report from Islamia College and Agriculture University, it is revealed that police officer is not doing their duties properly. Their security system is unsatisfactory.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2015-01-07/page-8/detail-26

 

Miss management at Gomal University

Students are facing difficulties to deposit their fees to only one designated branch of ABL. There is management of administration at Gomal University.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2015-01-07/page-8/detail-31

 

Balochistan

 

Corruption rising in Balochistan University, ANP

Awami National Party said that, there is high corruption of promoting a lot of employee without merit. Many irregularities are happening at Balochistan University.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-07-2015/quetta/page1.asp

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Government not supporting education

Pashtun Student Federation said that government is not supporting the education department seriously. They are closing old school this is not good. They said exams should be on schedule at Bolan Medical College.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-07-2015/quetta/page2.asp

 

Committee formed to check below standard construction of Cadet College

On the explanation of a new regarding low standard construction of Cadet College Jaffarabad, the project director cadet college Jaffarabad said that he established a committee of Project Directorate for Cadet Colleges for monitoring of such activities. He said Commissioner Jaffarabad should also involve in it for better monitoring.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-07-2015/quetta/page2.asp

 

Severe protest by BMC students

Students of Bolan Medical College did protest for their rights. In this regard, that closed the main gate of medical college and residential area. Due to this important operations could not be done.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-07-2015/quetta/page3.asp

http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102614297&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150107

 

Attack by security forces on BMC Students

Police attacked on violent students of Bolan Medical College. They were protesting for their rights against administration of the college.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-07-2015/quetta/page3.asp

 

FATA/GB/AJ&K

 

Senate body fails to reach consensus on site for Fata university

Lawmakers from the Federally Administrative Tribal Areas (Fata) failed to agree on the location selected for the construction of Fata university. A meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Federal Education and Professional Training was held at the Parliament House on Tuesday with Senator Abdul Nabi Bangash in the chair.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1155400/senate-body-fails-to-reach-consensus-on-site-for-fata-university

 

Islamabad

 

Emergency alert system for schools developed

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in collaboration with Islamabad police and a mobile application developer, Pure Push, has developed Mobile Emergency Alert System for Schools (MEASS) to ensure effective security of schools and hospitals situated in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).

In this regard a training session for police officers including SPs, DSPs, SDPOs and SHOs was held here at Police Lines which was attended by Chairman PTA Dr Syed Ismail Shah, IGP Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan and AIG Islamabad Sultan Azam Temuri. A number of technical sessions were held among chairman PTA, AIG and the Pure Push to finalise the details of the project. Resultantly, the new application has been developed and tested for effective response.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-01-07/page-13/detail-8

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/07-Jan-2015/mobile-emergency-alert-system-for-schools

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-07/page-3

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Extended Vacations perturbing the students

Perturbed with the never ending winter vacation Albab Zaman, a student of local private school, claims that “these unplanned holidays are psychologically making him more terrorized”. Zaman an undergraduate student is one of those thousands of students currently ‘detained’ at home because of fear of possible terrorist attacks on the education institutions. Before the said attack, Zaman was thinking the schools as the safest place for students. He termed it unfortunate that instead of upgrading the security system, the government had extended the holidays, which according to him was not the solution.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-294616-Vacation

 

Serious concerns: Over 8,000 seminaries operate without affiliation

Over 8,000 seminaries have neither been registered with the Ittehad-e-Tanzeemat-e-Madaris Pakistan (ITMP), an umbrella of five schools of thought, nor with the ministry of religious affairs, raising a serious question over their curriculum’s legitimacy and their source of funding. Following the National Action Plan (NAP) committee’s recommendations, officials associated with provinces’ Auqaf departments are gathering data about madaris/makatib which have never been registered with the ITMP, ministry of religious affairs or with the provincial Auqaf departments.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/817868/serious-concerns-over-8000-seminaries-operate-without-affiliation/

 

Security concerns: 86,000 schools set to reopen on Monday

Schools that have made the required security arrangements will reopen on the 12th, said Rana Mashood Ahmed Khan, the minister for education and youth affairs. Talking to reporters at the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday, Mashood said: “86,000 schools in the Punjab have taken the measures suggested in the government guidelines and will be allowed to reopen.” He said only 750 schools had not met the conditions set by the government. “We are hopeful that they will also be able to implement them by the end of the current week. Officials are going to meet the representatives of the school management on Saturday,” he said.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/817846/security-concerns-86000-schools-set-to-reopen-on-monday/

 

Schools without NOC

Education department said that without receiving security clearance from special branch, none of school would be open. Beside this, the department said to implement 11-point security plan at schools. These eleven checks are important for security at every school.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-07/page-2

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http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102614559&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150107

 

Student trial at IHC
Islamabad High Court decided about three students of university that they should submit written request to apologize from administration and IHC said to President of University to consider their case with sympathy. The student violated the rule of university by drive motorcycles inside the university.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-07-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=416.gif

http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-07/page-3

 

PAF educational Institutions opened

Pakistan Air Force schools and colleges are opened today. They are opened after having strong security system in their institutions.

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Extended Vacations problem for private schools

Extended winter vacations are problematic for private schools. They are not achieving their targets. They are facing many difficulties in the official activities.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-07/page-4

 

Surprise Visit by DCO to check School security

DCO Attock did an unexpected monitoring visit for reviewing the security system and management at schools. He visited most of private and public schools and examined CCTV cams etc.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-07-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=10_13.gif

 

Baitulmaal offering free technical trainings

District officer Pakistan Baitul Maal said that Baitul Maal is offering 3-6 months training courses to women for their capacity building. \they is offering their services to them free of cast.

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Historic book museum by National Book Foundation

National Book Museum complied by National Book Foundation. The museum is unique in its nature. It has a number of precious historical books.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-07/page-12

 

Security survey by ICT Police

Islamabad Police is doing survey for security checks at 422 government schools and 1123 private colleges and universities of Islamabad. In this regard, police has complete survey of 600 schools.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Rawalpindi/2015-01-07/page-1/detail-18

 

Inter-Madaris debate contest tomorrow

Arrangements for the All Pakistan Inter-Madaris Debate Contest have been finalized at a high level meeting held here in the Secretariat of Majlis-e-Saut-ul-Islam, Pakistan. The speech contest will be organised on Thursday (January 8), at the Convention Center here, says a press release. The meeting presided over by Majlis-e-Saut-ul-Islam Chairman Mufti Abu Huraira, reviewed the arrangements for all stages of the event. It also discussed in threadbare the panel of jury and decided to include as many as five well recognized and renowned Ulema as jurists in the panel.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-294623-Inter-Madaris-debate-contest-tomorrow

 

NUST to resume academic activities from 19th

Islamabad - Academic activities at National University of Science and Technology (NUST), main campus, will resume from January 19.  However, MCS, EME, AMC and MCE of NUST will resume academic activities from January 12. Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has also rescheduled its postponed examinations in KP.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-01-07/page-13/detail-6

 

Punjab

 

Punjab alerts public educational institutions

Punjab government has alerted public educational institutions about possible terrorist attack and directed to adopt foolproof security arrangements, it is learnt. The “Threat Alert: 1143”, a copy available with The News, was issued by the office of Commissioner Lahore to the CCPO and RPO of Sheikhupura Range and DCOs of Lahore, Sheikhupura, Kasur and Nankana Sahib on January 1.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-294545-Punjab-alerts-public-educational-institutions

 

Parents concerned about security of tuition centers

Parents have shown a lot of concern about the security of tuition centers, where the students go to take their extra classes of various subjects. The public and private schools in the twin cities come under Federal and Punjab governments and the security measures are beefed up in the twin cities but no attention has been given to these tuition centers, where scores of students go everyday to attend their classes.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-294615-Parents-concerned-about-security-of-tuition-centres

 

Punjab decides to extend dates for exams

In the wake of nationwide efforts against terrorism, Ministry of Education and all nine education boards in Punjab have decided to extend the dates of primary, middle, matriculation and intermediate annual examinations. A formal announcement will be made in second half of January. According to Punjab Examination Commission, board examinations of 5th and 6th grade scheduled to be held on February 4 are now likely to take place in the last week of February. Matriculation examinations, due on March 2, have been extended for two weeks. Likewise, dates of intermediate examinations have also been extended.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-294619-Punjab-decides-to-extend-dates-for-exams

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/01/07/city/lahore/punjab-decides-to-extend-dates-for-middle-matric-and-intermediate-exams/

 

Action against institutes charging students for security: Minister

Punjab is going to launch the Youth Volunteer Force and Neighborhood Watch Programme as part of the counter-terrorism strategy. This was stated by Punjab Minister for Education and Youth Affairs Rana Mashhood while introducing the first elected body of the Youth Caucus of the Punjab Assembly at a press conference here on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1155457/action-against-institutes-charging-students-for-security-minister

 

PA panel for transparent education sector procurements

Punjab Assembly Standing Committee on Education Chairman Engr Qamarul Islam Raja has said the government departments must ensure transparency in procurement matters. He regretted that the government was putting in maximum resources but outcomes did not match them.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1155451/pa-panel-for-transparent-education-sector-procurements

 

All campuses to open on 12th

PROVINCIAL Minister for Education and Youth Affairs Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has said that all private and public educational institutions in Punjab will open on January 12, barring schools and universities that have refused to comply with the new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) given by the Punjab government. The security of students and faculty staff is the topmost priority of the PML-N government, the minister added. He said this while speaking at a press conference on Tuesday organized by the Barghad Organization for Youth Development and Government of the Punjab to launch the Punjab Assembly Youth Caucus.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-294575-All-campuses-to-open-on-12th

 

Call for transparency in accountability process

Institute of Social and Policy Sciences on Tuesday launched its latest report “Education Sector Procurements in Punjab: A Horizontal Accountability Perspective”, which stresses the need of transparency in the process and accountability mechanism for better utilization of public money. The launching ceremony was presided over by Punjab Assembly Standing Committee on Education’s Chairman Engineer Qamar-ul-Islam Raja while parliamentarians and representatives of different political parties and members of civil society were present.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-294588-Call-for-transparency-in-accountability-process

 

Focus on education: ‘Members of school councils lack training’

More than 50 per cent of school council members have not received any training in two years in procurement, construction and civil works or formulation of school improvement plans. This was revealed during a discussion on the report Education Sector Procurements in Punjab: A Horizontal Accountability Perspective. The event was organized by the Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (ISAPS) on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/817867/focus-on-education-members-of-school-councils-lack-training/

 

‘Govt attaches priority to education’

Punjab Education Foundation Chairman Qamarul Islam Raja has said that acquiring knowledge will have to be made top priority for achieving progress as developed nations have made tremendous progress due to education. He expressed these views while addressing the launching ceremony of “Education Sector Procurements in Punjab: a Horizontal Accountability Perspective” under the aegis of Institute of Social and Policies Sciences and Ilm Ideas at a local hotel.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-07/page-13/detail-3

 

PTI demands security for educational institutions

PTI leader Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed has observed that the students have been restricted to their homes by this incompetent government after failing to provide foolproof security arrangements to the public sector educational institutions. Talking to the media on Tuesday, Medmood said that his party would not let the government prolong the holidays at the educational institutions to cover their incompetence.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-07/page-14/detail-2

 

Change in varsities’ working being mulled over

The Punjab government is planning major administrative change in the public sector varsities’ working by replacing vice-chancellors with pro-chancellor’s nominees to preside over the syndicate meetings. To begin with, the government has passed an Act of the Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering and Technology, Multan, where the nominee of pro-chancellor (Punjab education minister) will preside over the syndicate meetings, instead of the vice-chancellor.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1155453/change-in-varsities-working-being-mulled-over

 

Education’s getting a makeover in Punjab: Mujtaba

Provincial Minister for Excise, Taxation, Law and Finance, Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman said the Punjab government was pursuing a comprehensive policy to promote and upgrade school education. Rs. 8 billion had been provided for the provision of missing facilities in all schools in the province and around Rs. 3.63 billion has also been provided for the distribution of free of cost textbooks to the students. IT labs have been set up in more than 5000 high schools and 515 middle schools; he said and added that Rs. 2.40 billion had been provided for the provision of non-formal basic education to two million illiterate people.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/01/06/city/lahore/educations-getting-a-makeover-in-punjab-mujtaba/

 

Effective strategy will translate into strong Higher Ed in Punjab: Punjab HEC chairman

A delegation of newly appointed vice chancellors from three universities in Punjab called on the Chairperson Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nizamuddin at his office.

During the meeting, it was agreed that orientation workshops in the areas of human resource and finance would be organised for the staff at different universities within the region.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/01/06/city/lahore/effective-strategy-will-translate-into-strong-higher-ed-in-punjab-punjab-hec-chairman/

 

Punjab gets notice over academies’ closure

Justice Masud Abid Naqvi of Lahore High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Punjab government on petitions challenging closure of evening educational academies on the pretext of security measures.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/07-Jan-2015/punjab-gets-notice-over-academies-closure

 

21st Amendment: ‘Govt to be blamed for eventualities’

If the 21st Constitutional Amendment is used to take action against religious seminaries, the country should brace itself for a strong reaction, Wafaqul Madaris general secretary Maulana Haneef Jalandhari said at a press conference in Multan on Tuesday. He urged the government to reconsider the amendments. “Terrorism fuels foreign agenda against religious seminaries in Pakistan… they [the seminaries] have never been involved in any terrorist activity,” he said.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/817830/21st-amendment-govt-to-be-blamed-for-eventualities/

 

Extension in vacation of Railway schools

Most of railways schools did not meet the security requirements. It is being deciding to extend the winter vacation until they satisfy all security arrangements at schools.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-07&edition=LHR&id=1481429_71941298

 

Private Schools hiring security equipments in installments

Due to security alerts and management of security systems at institutions the prized of security equipment is increased. Most of private schools thinking to take the equipment’s on installments.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-07&edition=LHR&id=1481426_22395455

 

Security system at Rawalpindi region

Rawalpindi police is about to complete the listing of information of 5600 schools of Rawalpindi Division. Among them 2500 schools belongs to Rawalpindi district. They are finalizing the foolproof security system at all of these institutions.

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Security Forces provide security updates, DOC

DOC Waseema Umer, Lahore, asked security forces to provide updates on management of security system at educational institutions of the region.

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Petitions supporting academies challenges

Lahore high court has accepted the petition against government of Punjab for not to open the educational academies who were offering education in evening. LHC asks the explanation from Government of Punjab.

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Difficult to fulfill security requirements

It is difficult for most of schools of Punjab to complete the security requirements with in specific period. That are lacking high walls, walk through gates etc.

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Education on priority for progress

In an event by Institute of Social & Policy Sciences and ILM Ideas “Education n Sector Procurement in Punjab: A horizontal Accountability Perspective”, Chairman Punjab Education Foundation said that everyone should have to focus on education for progress of country.

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Only 750 schools fulfilling security requirements

Provincial Education Minister said that all 86 thousand schools of Punjab would be opening on 12 January. Of them only 750 schools did not meet the security system.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-07&edition=LHR&id=1480403_15128073

 

Schools sealed for working in vacations

Education Officers Rawalpindi has found 16 schools working in winter vacations. They sealed the schools for not to work according to security instructions by department.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102615129&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150107

 

Purchasing close security cameras is temporarily banned

Special Secretary Education has temporarily banned the purchasing of Close-up Cameras by Schools.

Complete story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102615138&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150107

 

Rs 6.5m scam unearthed in IUB

A scam of Rs 6.5 million has been unearthed in the Islamia University Bahawalpur and the IUB Treasurer Branch Account Section has launched a probe into the matter. Sources revealed that in mid of last year a fictitious account was opened in HBL IUB Branch in the name of Zohra Bibi and all cheques of the said amount were transferred into her account. They added that the transferred amount had been withdrawn through ATMs as well as cheques. They said that the scam amount could further increase.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-294550-BAHAWALPUR-The-City

 

UVAS consultation on “Livestock Development in Pakistan-Way Forward”

A two-day national consultation on ‘Livestock Development in Pakistan-Way Forward’ organised by the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) in collaboration with the Ministry of National Food Security & Research (NFS&R) Islamabad started on Tuesday. Federal Secretary for National Food Security & Research Seerat Asghar presided over the inaugural session and said livestock was a rapidly growing sub-sector of agriculture and it could play a more vibrant role in economic development, employment generation and socio-economic stability of rural areas provided a level-playing field was available to its stakeholders.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-294593-UVAS-moot-begins

 

CPSP enjoys international repute due to academic excellence: Zafar

President College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) Prof Zafar Ullah Chaudhry has said that CPSP is one of the prestigious higher medical educational institutions of Pakistan which has got international repute and pride due to its academic excellence and introduced new systems of evaluation to judge the ability and knowledge of fellows. He stated this during a press conference on the occasion of interactive sessions of CPSP fellows held here on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-01-07/page-14/detail-1

  

Sindh

 

Private schools told to make own security arrangements

The Sindh government has directed all private schools to finalize their security arrangements before the end of the winter vacation as the government is not in a position to ensure police deployment.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1155329/private-schools-told-to-make-own-security-arrangements

 

Special desk to set up for school kids’ security: Jakhrani

A special desk would be established in Governor House to tackle the issues of school children’s security in the city, said Mumtaz Hussain Jakhrani Sindh Transport Minister on Tuesday during a media briefing.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/07-Jan-2015/special-desk-to-set-up-for-school-kids-security-jakhrani

 

SEF teacher protested for salaries

Teachers of Sindh Education Foundation did protest for not to receiving salaries for teaching and non-teaching staff. They did not receive their salaries since five years.

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Extra fees by private institutions

Private education institutions are charging extra fee from students. During one year education fees increased from 15 to 35 percent. They are charging extra fees under head of extra security at institution.

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Long list of terrorists belonging to Madaris

Shahzaib Khanzada, host of Geo News programme ‘Aaj Shahzaib Khanzada Kay Sath’, said in the programme on Monday that voting on the bills in the National Assembly on the 21st Amendment to the Constitution and an amendment to the Army Act was postponed due to Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s reservations. Maulana says that madrissa students have never been involved in any terrorist activity. However, there is a long list of terrorist activities in which people belonging to madaris were involved.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-294534-Long-list-of-terrorists-belonging-to-Madaris

 

Militants planning attack on school killed

Three members of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed in an encounter with the police on Tuesday. Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) in-charge Khurram Waris said officials received information regarding the presence of TTP suspects planning an attack on a school from their hideout situated near the Northern Bypass.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-294558-Militants-planning-attack-on-school-killed

 

School managements can get gun permits

The Sindh government has decided to award gun licences to private school managements within a week, if they so desired, as part of beefed-up security measures for schools and their staff across the province. This was announced by Sindh Home Secretary Dr Niaz Ali Abbasi in a press conference on Tuesday after a meeting held to finalise security arrangements being made for private and government schools in the province, in the wake of Peshawar tragedy.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-294560-School-managements-can-get-gun-permits

http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-07/page-14

 

No security equipment for Schools

Government of Sindh has rejected to provide security equipment to all of schools. They cannot provide them CCTV cams etc.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-07/page-8

http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Rawalpindi/2015-01-07/page-1/detail-32

 

Scouts training important for students

Director General Private Institutions said that there should be scouts training at schools. Students should participate in extra curriculum activities.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-07-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_17.gif

 

KU Collaborating with Chamber of Commerce for Job Market

Karachi University collaborating Chamber of commerce for their contribution in research. It will improve the research and job market. Vice Chancellor said that such collaborations are import and should be continue in future.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-07-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_23.gif

 

Non-education staff of FUUAST demands up-gradation

A committee of non-education staff of FUUAST said that they need up gradation. They are not upgrading for a long time. They were promised for it but no movement is seen.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-07-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_09.gif

 

Promotions at Sindh University

Sindh University promoted 35 employees of grade 5, 71 14 and 16. Sheikh Sindh University has given order of their promotions.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-07-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_21.gif

  

Editorials/Opinions

 

Education targets: missed without remorse by Baela Raza Jamil

When Pakistan became a signatory to the Education for All program in 1990, the country pledged actions that would ensure that all children in the country would have access to complete, free, and compulsory primary education by 2015. Now as 2015 kicks off, gender equality and universal access to education in the country remain distant dreams. A district level ranking published by Alif Ailaan in 2013 is yet another eye opener for the nations collective stupor when it comes to education. 

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/br-research/44:miscellaneous/5067:education-targets-missed-without-remorse/

 

Aser Nama: A citizen’s learning accountability survey

Each year it is the luck of the draw as we venture into the Annual Status Education Reprt(ASER) survey on interrogating children’s learning across all districts of the country-in each district a random sample of 30 villages is selected, dividing each village into four quadrants and from each 5 houses are visited for the learning survey of 3-16 years old.

Complete Story: http://www.zubeidamustafa.com/aser-nama-a-citizens-learning-accountability-survey?utm_source=ZM&utm_campaign=4d040cbd4d-ZM_Newsletter2015_01_07&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b4b2bec664-4d040cbd4d-219160593

 

SIR Rahay: Noor e Basirat by Razauddin Siddiqui

It seems that schools are building 6 feet high walls along with security wires on top of them. Many of the schools are without walls.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-07/page-10

 

PM should open Schools by Adeeb Jawedeeni

Due to terrorism at Peshawar, Federal government has extended winter vacation of school up to 11 days more. Following the federal government, Government of Punjab also extended winter vacations.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-07/page-11

 

Security for Schools by Faisal Shami

Due to security reasons, schools are closed. It is harming the educational activities and acheiving the targets by most of schools especially private schools.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-07/page-17/detail-2

 

Letters to the Editor

 

Attacks on educational institutions

It is not a new phenomenon in Pakistan that the militants have been attacking educational institutions. They also target teachers and students. So far, they have destroyed hundreds of educational institutions all over Pakistan. This is a problem of serious nature and needs to be rooted out. Unfortunately, the government has been unable to wipe out all the extremists who are still attacking our schools. So, I would like to request the government to take stringent action against all miscreants.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/07-Jan-2015/attacks-on-educational-institutions

 

Foreign Education is Necessary

As education is getting importance and achieving international dimensions and manifestations it has become necessary for every student to gain education that is widely accepted for their bright future.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201501/07/comments-2.php

 

Regional Press:

 

 Khyber Pakhtunkhua

 

N.O.C. is required to re-open Education Institutions in Peshawar, announces District Administration

Peshawar Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education issued circular through Peshawar District Administration that all the government and private schools, colleges will be closed until next order & N.O.C is must from District Administration for re-opening of education institutions. On the other hand, Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Peshawar charged a fine of 50000/-(Fifty thousand) on Leads Public School, Sikandar Town, Peshawar on re-opening of school without any permission and will also cancel the registration  of the said school under the law & regulation.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Page no. 01

Daily Aaj, Page no. 02

Daily Nai Baat, Page no. 01

 

DEO Education Nowshera’s raid on private schools

The DEO Education Nowshera raided District Nowshera’s private schools & charged fifty thousand rupees fine on those schools which violate the orders of the government. In this regard he also wrote a letter to Mardan Board to cancel the registration of these schools accordingly.

Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Page no. 05

 

Education Department refused to grant scale 14 to Metric pass teachers

Education department refused to give scale 14 to thirteen thousand (13000) Matric pass teachers. They stated that due to National Educational policy, it is not possible to promote these teachers. After the present government came into rule, the Chief Minister ordered scale 14 for the said teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102614979&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150107

 

All educational institutions to re-opening on 12 January, Information Minister KP

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information & Public Relation Mr. Mushtaq Ghani announced that all educational institutions will re-open on 12th January, 2015 but proper security arrangements of educational institutions will be the responsibility of the administration of these institutions.

 Complete Story: Daily Subh, Page no. 01

 

Furniture burned to ashes as Government girls primary school caught fire

Government girls Primary School Hayat Abad caught fire due to electric short circuit which burned furniture of thousands of rupees. Fire brigade crews extinguished the fire after a half-hour struggle.  As a result of fire, furniture of about fifty thousand rupees was burned to ashes.

Complete Story: Daily Awamunas, Page no. 01

 

Students facing difficulties to submit fees at  ABL

Gomal University Examination department took a very wrong decision and students are forced to submit fees at ABL Faqeerni Gate branch. Being the only branch in the area, thousands of students stood in line for hours resultantly losing a lot of their valuable time in long ques.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Page no. 08

 

AlOU cancelled the papers planned to be held on 8th & 9th Jan

Timar Gara, Allama Iqbad Open University cancelled the papers which were planned to be held on 8th and 9th January, 2015. According to District Lower Deer coordinator and Superintendent Mr.  Rahatullah, due to security risks, the papers of 8th and 9th January are cancelled. The next date for the same papers is announced as 27th & 28thJanuary respectively.

Complete Story: Daily Akhbar, Page no. 04

 

Balochistan

 

New reforms announced  to stop foul means in exam

Secretary Secondary Education Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar said that the government is taking several steps to stop the cheating culture in the upcoming metric exam starting from Feb 15, 2015 and onwards. He further added that no weakness of the department and concern will bear and those examiners who fail in stoppage of cheating may be face with permanent ban on their duties in exam. He was speaking to a meeting session of the senior staff members of education, where in Chairman Balochistan Board of secondary education, Bureau of Curriculum and other participated. He said that the Rule 144 will be imposed in 500 meters radius of examination hall during the examination. Nothing except pen,  Roll no slip and GATTA will be allow inside the examination hall. Anything found such as mobile, laptop, etc will be confiscate if found and FIR will be lounge against the student, his helper and examiners staff. The shops of the photo sate will also be sealed in the catchment area of exam and staff for examination conducting will be selected purely on merit by a committee comprised by the department.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-07-2015/quetta/page2.asp

 

Cheating will be completely stopped by installing CCTV Cameras, Chief Secretary

Chief Secretary Balochistan Saifullah Chhata said that cheating in exam is an ulcer of the society which affecting the root of society. He was speaking to a meeting session held for education wherein Secretary Secondary Education Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar, secretary Finance Mushtaq Ahmed Raisani, Director Education (Schools) were also present, CS said that to stop cheating required a serious measures to stop the cheating culture. Secretary Secondary Education Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar brief them on Education Management Information system which will insure the record and data of the schools, students and teaching staff in the province through online system.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-07-2015/quetta/page2.asp

 

Government performing against their slogan of education revolution, BNP

According to BNP press release the slogan of seating provincial government before election was merit and educational revolution in the province but they failed and involved in the corruption in education sector. They condemn the appointments and promotion of political bases in university of Baluchistan. In the press release they further added that the government is involve in anti-educational activities which is totally contradiction of their slogan and statements for revolution in the field of education.   

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-07-2015/quetta/page1.asp

 

Government should leave the anti-educational practices, PSF

Pashtoon Student Federation issued a statement about the performance of government about education and educational system which is on very worst stage and going backward day by day. In the statement it is mentioned that government is closing some institutes on the name of security which will not be bear and accept by PSF, we will strongly oppose and condemn this act. They mention Girls School of Dr. banu Road which is going to be closed by government due to security purpose but PSF will not allow anyone to do so. They also condemn the delay of examination of BMC.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-07-2015/quetta/page2.asp

 

Without Education no dream comes true, Sardar Anwer Nasar

Ex-Tehsil Nazim of Duki Mr. Anwer Khan Nasar said that education is the basic right of the people and without education no society can be developed and succeeded. He was address to a programmed organized by a school in duki on the annual examination day. He further added that the prosperity of the society and nation is subject to education. He emphasize on education and provision of quality education. School Principal and others have also addressed the participants on importance of education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-07-2015/quetta/page8.asp

 

Youth is the pillar of a nation, Dr Ruqia Hashmi

Member of Provincial assembly Mrs. Ruqia Hashmi said that the youth is the future of any nation and education children and youth is the guarantee for the future stability, sustainability and prosparity of any nation. She was speaching to a annual result session of Government High School Yazdan Khan in Quetta. Before her speech the principal of the school highlighted the issues and needs of the schools in which vacant position of the teaching staff wasn the main issue which affect the education level of the school. He also demand for a multipurpose Gym in the school which will benefit not only the school but the whole community. The MPA said that multipurpose gym will be constructed in the school and in last she distributed the certificates and prizes amongst the student.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-07-2015/quetta/page7.asp

 

Except education our success to the destiny is impossible, Health Secretary

QUETTA: Health Secretary Baluchistan Meer Ikhtiyar khan Bungulzai as a chief guest in a private school on the occasion of annual result announcement day. He said on this scenario we can never ever compete the coming challenges except the achievement of education. Atta Ulla and Naik Mohammad also express their views to the students and faculty members. That our mission is to acquire a new world is not effective without education. Education plays a pivotal role in the progress of society.                                 

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Page no. 03

 

Promotion of education is our first priority , JI

CHAMAN: Executive member of Jamat e islami district Killa Abdullah Qari imdad ullah said to the students in the government school killa Abdullaht, his words on that occasion; without education our community cannot progress towards excellence and our children in the school will be tomorrow the national hero of a country. In this rare event of a school there is also some another participant along with Qari imdad ullah, who express their word honestly.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Page no. 11

 

BSO will continue their strives for the promotion of education

NAUSHKI: In the meeting of senior body of Baloch Students Organization under the supervision of Bahawal Khan baloch. He addressed in the meeting, that Baloch student’s organization pijaar still continue strive for modification of education and regret all these obstacles which deprived the progress of education, and also strive against those who is playing a role of social parasite in our territory.      

Complete Story: Daily Express, Page no. 03


 Our education system is not less than from international universities, VC

QUETTA: Brigadier Muhammad Amin vice chancellor of Khuzdar Engineering University and Technology said to the press reporter in a conference. Our education system is better than other universities and our students compete in international level. University have made a sought of talented intellectual students in every department of the same university, which is providing a better services to national and international ground.

Complete Story: Daily Awam, Page no. 03

 

Dean of BMC committed to quit the student’s running year, Students

QUETTA: Representative of the Bolan Medical College Bakir baloch said to the press reporter at press club during press conference. He alleged that  their dean is totally against the career of students, he never compromises to the students on their future problem. BMC students protest against the administration, so in the reward police officers have taken strict action against the student. The student representative said; there are 180 angle differences between the schedule of Baluchistan University and Bolan medical college. How can we manage that too much gape? The fixed date of Baluchistan University is 16 February while on the other hand our principal has decided their own date which is 20 January. In this problem the student situation just like an sandwich.

Complete Story: Daily Bakhaber, Page no. 08

 

Punjab

 

Training of security guards of educational institutions started

After APS Peshawar incidents keeping in view the security situation in the country eight days training program has been started in Sadiq Shaheed Police Line Rahim Yar Khan. On the first days expert trainers trained the security guards regarding proper use of weapons to cope with any uncertain situation. If further educational institutions closed, terrorist will be successful in their objectives Govt. has planned to close the educational institution is reasonable but up-to unlimited time period is not good, as Dr. Waseem.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Page no. 09

Daily Ausaf, Page no. 03

Daily Sujah, Page no. 01

 

Solar Lamps and Laptops distributed aong students

Under the Ujala program Mr. Saeed Saleem Shah Political Leader Muslim League (N) distributed solar lamps and laptops among the outstanding student’s of class 9th and 10th of Higher Secondary School- Sahuk.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-01-07/page-8

 

Without focusing security measures different private schools reopened

In different district, without keeping in view the Govt. instructions different private schools reopened as reported by different news reporters of Daily Pakistan Express-Multan.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-01-07/page-8

 

Non availability of funds are the main hindrances in completing the security arrangements in schools

District Government and officers of Educational Departments are pressuring the school heads for non-completing the security arrangements while funds under the head of non salary budget is still not transferred to the school bank accounts. Although Education Department has submitted the required amount in the banks on 20th December 2014.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Page no. 09

 

Due to urgent security arrangements safety wires not available in  market

District Vihari : School management and teachers are in tension due to non-availability of safety wires in the market and if available high costs required by the owner. Teacher and management requested that Govt. should ensure the safety wires availability at routine prices.

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Page no.03

 

Due to non-availability funds to PEF partners, QAT test requested to be canceled

During the meeting of the Oach Sharif PEF partners it is unanimously discussed and requested due to non-availability of funds from last two months and closing of school, QAT test should be canceled.

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Page no. 03

Daily Khabrain, Page no. 03

 

90% Private and Govt. schools still not fulfilled the security arrangements

Multan as well as in South Punjab still 90% private and Govt. schools lacking in proper security arrangements while Punjab Government planned to reopen schools on 12thJanuary. Provisional Interior Minister shared that only those schools will reopen that ensure and proves proper security arrangements.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Page no. 08

 

Punjab Govt. planning to take Primary class board examination in first week of March 2015

Due to long winter vacations Govt. of Punjab are planning to take primary class board examination in the first week of March 2015 while initially it was planned in the first week of February.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Page no. 08

 

Due to Security Concern Schools Administrations should allow conducting exams of 5th and 8th Class

Bhawalpur Teachers Associations District Rahim Yar Khan president said that schools administration should allow taking board exams in their schools so that student’s academic year should not disturb and they can enter in new class.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Page no. 09

 

To improve Security Measures in Educational Institutions Help Line 911 will be introduced

Through the Help Line 911 Punjab Government took initiative to improve the security measurements in educational institutions. Information regarding schools and other concerning departments will be provided through help line.

Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Page no. 01

 

Govt. Teachers suspended due to running their own educational academies

During the visit of the district schools and colleges Deputy Secretary Education shared that keeping in view the security situation in the country we have to focus on proper security arrangements. During the field visit he ordered to seal some schools. He also ordered to EDOs to take strict actions against those Govt. school teachers who are running their own academies.

 

Multan Education board issued schedule 2015 for registration of private schools

Board of Intermediate and secondary Education issued 2015 schedule and requested applications for the registration or affiliation of public private school. 31st August 2015 is the closing date for the submission of the application.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Page no. 08

 

Establishment of Geographical information system in Islamia University

Islamia University of Bahawalpur has established School of remote sensing and Geographical Information System GIS. Due to this important department now with satellite it become easy to shape maps and database. University will initially start the BS and MS programs.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Page no. 03

 

Sindh

 

Teachers protest for salaries

District Qamber Shahdadkot: NTS Pass PST, JST and HST Teachers protested for their salaries. They said they are performing their duties with honesty, but their salaries have been stopped. They have demanded from responsible authorities to take notice and issue them salaries.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130226021&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150107

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http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-01-07/news/page3/1%20(7).htm

 

Innocent Children deprived of Education in 21st Century

District Khairpur Mirs: The poor and innocent children of Choondiko area are still deprived of their right of basic Education in 21st Century. They are engaged in other activities and earn money for living. The condition is worst due to non-availability of Schools in the area.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_07012015020708.jpg

 

Primary school surrounded by huge problems

District Mirpur Khas: Primary School village Somar Dall is under the problems of shortage of sweet water, furniture and compound wall. Villagers have told that higher authorities have been informed, but no positive result is seen yet.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_07012015020708.jpg

 

PST Posting orders stopped to offer to candidates on groundless reasons

District Badin: 71 posting orders of the NTS Pass eligible candidates have been stopped by showing the reason of missing of their Domicile C form. On that candidates have protested for their posting orders by demanding from higher authorities to take notice and issue them orders.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Jan/7-1-2015/Page3/P3-25.jpg