November 10, 2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

 

Six female teachers sacked

The Education Department in Torghar district sacked six women teachers and a watchman for not performing duty. Talking to The News on Friday, District Education Officer (Female) Faiza Shafi said the of various government primary schools and watchman Mewa Khan had not been performing duty for two years. She said show-cause notices had been issued to them, but they didn’t pay any heed.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-282913-Six-female-teachers-sacked

 

Teachers promoted

About 160 teachers have been promoted to Secondary School Teacher (SST) posts from different senior cadres of the teachers, sources in education department told Dawn here on Sunday. They said that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government had fulfilled another pledge that all the vacant posts in government schools of the province would be filled. Anwar Haq Dad, PTI`s district president, told this correspondent that SSTs played an important role in imparting quality education to students. He hoped that these teachers would deliver according to the expectations of the people and government.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=10_11_2014_182_008

 

Teachers protest transfers on political grounds

A local teachers` association on Saturday staged a protest against `adjustments and transfers of teachers on political grounds`here. The protesters chanted slogans against the district education officer and demanded of the government to constitute an impartial committee for scrutiny of recent adjustments and transfers ofteachers. Addressing the protesting teachers, People`s Teachers Association president Syed Badshah Hussain, ex-MPA Mohammad Anwer Khan and others said that under the policy secondary schoolteachers had to be adjusted in their own schools if vacant posts were available. But, they added, the posts were filled by transferring other teachers on political basis.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=09_11_2014_182_009

 

Students, faculty decry move to privatize college

Faculty members and students of Government College of Technology (GCT) from various districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) gathered at Swat Press Club on Saturday to protest against the proposed privatisation of the institution. They pressed the government to pay attention to their concerns and withdraw the plan. Protesters held placards and shouted slogans against privatisation policies introduced by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. Teachers and students made vociferous speeches against the privatisation scheme. Refusing to accept the policy, they said it represents “the financial murder of government employees”. Abid Alam, a GCT faculty member at the protest, said, “The decision to privatise GCT is neither fair nor just.” It would only serve the interests of a few people and undermine the standard of education in K-P, he added.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/787874/keeping-it-in-house-students-faculty-decry-move-to-privatise-college/

 

Teachers protest political meddling

Members of the People’s Teachers Association Saturday staged protest against what they called adjustment and transfer of teachers on the basis of political affiliation. The protesters chanted slogans against the district education officer and asked the government to constitute an impartial committee for the scrutiny of recent transfers. Addressing the protesting teachers, People’s Teachers Association president Syed Badshah Hussain, former MPA Muhammad Anwar Khan and others said that under the policy the secondary school teachers had to be adjusted in their own schools if vacant posts were available. They alleged that the posts were filled by transferring other teachers on the basis of sifarish.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-283144-Teachers-protest-political-meddling

 

BISE Peshawar introduces new paper marking system

The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Peshawar has introduced ‘Optical Mark Recognition’ (OMR) for marking the papers. Giving a briefing to the provincial Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad Atif Khan in the Committee Room on Friday, BISE Chairman Dr Muhammad Shafi Afridi said the objective type portion of the papers of supplementary examinations in 2015 would be marked through the OMR machine. He said that papers of fours subjects were marked through the machine as a test case. Dr Shafi Afridi said that 53-year-old record had been computerised, facility of online enrollment and registration had been provided to the candidates.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-282906-BISE-Peshawar-introduces-new-paper-marking-system

 

Sir Syed University brings four new technologies

President Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association, Engr Muhammad Adil Usman has said that the Association has achieved commendable success for securing it objectives, and pursuing Sir Syed Ahmed Khan’s mission we have laid foundation stone to a grand project ‘Sir Syed Tower’ that would contribute significantly to both knowledge acquisition and knowledge creation. Addressing the Annual General Body Meeting he said, “It is like a dream come true. Sir Syed Tower would be the great source of historical value as an academic and corporate hub for the promotion of intellectual, cultural and creative activities.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/10-Nov-2014/sir-syed-university-brings-four-new-technologies

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Laptops distributed among students in DI Khan

The students of the Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan were given laptops under the Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme on Friday. The laptops were distributed among Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) scholars at a ceremony. Vice-Chancellor of Gomal University Maj-Gen (R) Hamid Shafiq was chief guest.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-282963-Briefs

 

Balochistan

 

Laptops under PM Scheme distributed in Balochistan University

Around 250 laptops were distributed under the Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme among registered students of PhD and MPhil programmes at the University of Balochistan here on Friday. Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions, Lt-Gen. (retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch, was the chief guest of the ceremony who distributed the laptops among the students of the university. In his speech, he said that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was serious to take several steps to resolve problems of the people of Balochistan to remove their sense of deprivation.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-282938-Laptops-under-PM-Scheme-distributed-in-Balochistan-University

 

AJK/GB/FATA

 

Bring back expelled ones

Protest will be held if six expelled students are not been re admitted in University of Azad Kashmir said by combine organizations for students.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-11-08&edition=ISL&id=1377120_8652208

 

Islamabad

 

110 elementary school teachers promoted

Federal Directorate of Education Islamabad has promoted 110 elementary school teachers to the post of trained graduate teacher. The promotion cases of EST cadres’ male teachers of federal educational institutions were pending since long. The teachers whose promotion cases were due were showing their grave concern over the inordinate delay in the finalization of their cases of promotion. President Federal Government Teachers Association Azhar Khan Awan took up the matter with the director general federal directorate of education Islamabad. The promotion orders of the teachers have now been issued.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/09-Nov-2014/110-elementary-school-teachers-promoted

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Role of academicians underlined for creating awareness about MDGs

Member Governance Planning Commission Dr. Syed Tahir Hijazi underlined the importance of role of academicians and higher education institutions in creating awareness about Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and post 2015 development framework. Speaking as key speaker of a dialogue on “Pakistan MDGs status and Post 2015 Development Framework” at National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research- Quaid-e-Azam University (NIHCR), he said that MDGs were directly related to common people of Pakistan. Convener Pakistan Development Alliance and Regional Coordinator Global Call to Action Against Poverty Mohammad Zia Ur Rehman informed that  Pakistan is far away from achieving 16 targets set in the year 2000 and to be realized in 2015, under the MDGs there are a set of 8 goals adopted by 189 countries, including Pakistan in 2000 and to be achieved by 2015. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=255967

 

IMCG F-6/2 has new student council

The investiture ceremony of the Student Council 2014 of Islamabad Model College for Girls, F-6/2, was held here on Friday. The function started with the recitation of the verses from the Holy Quran by Summaiya Amin. The programme was hosted by Farah Hamid, in-charge of the Student Council. ‘Naat Rasool-e-Maqbool (peace be upon him)’ was presented by Zara Arif. The function was presided over by Principal Professor Mahmunah Zafar. Laiba Mushtaq and group presented the College Anthem, which was followed by the speech of the former president student council (2013-2014), Zainab Siddique. As she was not present on the occasion, on behalf of her, Zainab Riaz, former joint-secretary, shared a few words with the audience. She wished success to the newly-elected council.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-282926-IMCG-F-62-has-new-student-council

 

Rs2.507b allocated to HEC for research during 5 years

 

An amount of Rs2.507 billion has been allocated by Higher Education Commission (HEC) for public sector universities for research purpose during the last five years for various programmes. Under the National Research Programme for Universities (NRPU) the total funds has also been allocated to Public Sector Universities for research purpose during the last five years are Rs2.233 billion, an official in the Ministry of Education Training and Standard in Higher Education Commission said.

 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-283315-Rs2507b-allocated-to-HEC-for-research-during-5-years

 

Application for bringing back the allowance

It’s been requested to take back illegal allowance from the Employees of NUML University. Appointment of overage person is also illegal there.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102518234&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141110

 

IIU moot on ‘Status of Quranic Studies’

The Islamic Research Institute (IRI) of the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) is holding a 3-day National Conference on November 11 to 13 at the Allama Iqbal Auditorium, Faisal Masjid Campus, Islamabad. The Conference titled ‘Status of Quranic Studies in Pakistan’ is being held in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and the Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD). The conference will cover a wide range of topics related with the Quranic studies in Pakistan. The opening session of the conference would be presided over by Prof. Dr. Ahmad Yousif Al Draiweesh, President of IIUI.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-283101-IIU-moot-on-Status-of-Quranic-Studies

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/09-Nov-2014/iri-conference-on-status-of-quranic-studies

 

Session on harassment of women at FJWU

Women Research and Resource Centre (WRRC) organised an awareness session on ‘Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace’ here on Friday. It was organised in collaboration with Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan. Guest speakers of the session were Shahrukh Abbasey, Deputy Director Communication, Federal Ombudsman’s Secretariat (FOS), and Tahir Rasheed, General Manager of LEAD. Its purpose was to create awareness among citizen for their rights, protection and empowerment and enabled them to understand the significance of Act VI of 2010.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-282925-Session-on--harassment-of-women-at-FJWU

 

NAB, HEC join hands to root out corruption

To create awareness about the ill-effects of corruption among the youth of Pakistan, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to make collaborated efforts to root out corruption from the society. For this purpose, a ceremony was held here at Higher Education Commission Office, H-9. Deputy Chairman NAB, Rear Admiral (Retd) Saeed Ahmed Sargana HI (M) and Chairman HEC Dr Mukhar Ahmad signed the MoU. Addressing on the occasion, Sargana said that National Accountability Bureau had been entrusted a state function under section 33C of National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999 to educate and advise public authorities, holders of public office and the  community at large on measures to combat corruption and corrupt practices and develop, arrange, supervise, participate in or conduct educational programmes or media campaigns to disseminate information on the detrimental effects of corruption and corrupt practices and the importance of maintaining the integrity of public administration.

Complete Story:http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-11-08/page-13/detail-7

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Academia pushes back against HEC efforts to stifle debate

Educationists, professors and leading academics have flayed the Higher Education Commission’s (HEC) attempts at stifling debate and discourse in the country’s universities by prohibiting any activities that challenged the “ideology and principles of Pakistan, and/or perspective of the government of Pakistan”. A one-page memo – issued in the wake of the controversy surrounding the presence of a stall representing Israel at a recently-held Model United Nations (MUN) event at the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) – was not well-received in academic and educational circles, with many stakeholders criticizing the edict for seeking to effectively curtail freedom of expression on campus.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1143322/academia-pushes-back-against-hec-efforts-to-stifle-debate

 

President urges the nation to follow Iqbal’s teachings

 President Mamnoon Hussain has called for a pledge to make even greater efforts for the fulfilment of the dream of poet-philosopher Allama Muhammad Iqbal as the need to recall his message has never been greater as it is today.  “Faced with various challenges let us revert to his message and pledge ourselves to make a deliberate effort by putting aside our differences, exhibiting unity and striving collectively for finding solutions to the ills that corrode our society and hinder our march towards progress and prosperity,” the president said in his message on Iqbal Day. “As we pay tributes to one of the greatest thinkers, philosophers and poets, Allama Iqbal, we should recall and re-pledge ourselves to follow his message of self-awareness and self-esteem,” he said. The president said the Muslims of the subcontinent would always remain indebted to this great visionary leader for his invaluable services for infusing a new spirit among the Muslim community. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-09/page-3/detail-2

 

AIOU lauds ‘media role’ in promoting education

Allama Iqbal Open University Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui lauded the role of print and electronic media for supporting AIOU in promotion of education across the country. While addressing the certificate awarding ceremony of the 5-day long script-writing workshop on radio and television production that was arranged by the University’s Institute of Educational Technology, the vice chancellor said media has now been merged in the country’s social institutions that play a significant role in strengthening society and disseminating knowledge. He further said with the help of media, AIOU covers all parts of the country and its 1.3 million students in minimum time, for that AIOU is grateful to the media.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-283320-AIOU-lauds-media-role-in-promoting-education

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/10-Nov-2014/aiou-lauds-media-s-role-in-promoting-education

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Building for medical college at PIMS awaits completion

The construction of a building for the Quaid-i-Azam Postgraduate Medical College at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) could not be completed even after 25 years. As a result, the cost of the project has escalated from the initial Rs1 billion to over Rs10 billion. After a report by Nespak that the foundation of the building was not safe, the current management of Pims is now considering demolishing the structure and reconstructing the building. The under-construction building is located on the premises of Pims near the nursing school. An official of Pims requesting not to be identified told Dawn that in 1986 it was decided to build a building for the QPGMC.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=09_11_2014_183_006

 

Urdu varsity’s internal tug of war taking toll on students

The miseries of students of Federal Urdu University of Arts Sciences and Technology (FUUAST) are increasing due to the tug of war between the Islamabad and Karachi campus administrations. The recent spat over graft allegations has taken a heavy toll on students as the accused staffers — most of whom were suspended — and their ‘well-wishers’ kept the pot simmering by holding sit-ins every day for the last two months.Worst off are students of the engineering department, as the campus has yet to get accredited with the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC). The PEC recognises universities with engineering departments by inspecting laboratories, checking for availability of appropriate space and other prerequisites including availability of equipment.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/787500/campus-blues-urdu-varsitys-internal-tug-of-war-taking-toll-on-students/

 

Education vital for uplift

What city parents discuss most on various occasions also includes current system of education — its cost and quality. No economic planning, social progress, or spiritual enlightenment can make headway without sound, solid and realistic base of good education, they argue. “A fresh vigorous endeavour is needed to reform the educational system to meet our national interests and realities of the 21st century in the backdrop of internal and external challenges to the security, integrity and defence of the country.” They say the emphasis should be on quality of education so that products of our schools, colleges and universities are comparable with those similarly educated in other countries. Improvement in the quality of courses of studies and teachers is imperative to achieve this purpose. The nation-building needs of the country require large numbers of people with a variety of technical skills related to agriculture and industry.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-283094-Education-vital-for-uplift

 

Students enjoy Murree excursion

Roots Millennium Schools (RMS) in partnership arranged a two-day excursion ‘Millennials on Mountains’ to Army Chinar Golf Club Bhurban, Murree. This unique expedition provided 50 students and 20 staff members from various Roots Millennium Schools campuses an adventurous wilderness experience of leadership, team building and survival modules conference. Activities during Millennials on Mountains included 4-km trekking between Ayubia and Dunga Gali, rock mountain climbing, repelling (vertical mountain descending) at Dunga Gali, treasure hunt among four teams at an area encompassing 3 mountain hills, an exhilarating paint ball fight and camping, climbing, bonfire, BBQ dinner, net climbing, wood walk, hallow pipe and archery among others.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-11-08/page-14/detail-11

 

Punjab

 

Primary School about to shutter down

Girls Primary School Kotli is about to Shutter Down as Students move from this School to Boys School.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-11-10/page-4  

 

Class 7 student missing for six days

A Class 7 student of the Government Elementary School, Bakhshi Park, has been missing for the last six days. Surayya Bibi reported to City police that her son Hamad went out of the house on November 1 but did not return. Police have started investigations after arresting his three friends.

 Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-282974-TOBA-TEK-SINGH-City-News

 

Case Registered against student

A case was registered in Chakwal against student on cheating in examination.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-11-09&edition=ISL&id=1379007_39156081

 

Higher Secondary School facing Problems

Higher Secondary School is facing problems of Furniture, playground, computer labs etc. due to encroachment by land mafia.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-11-10&edition=ISL&id=1380521_68692322

 

PEEF focusing more on girls in pursuing higher education

The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) has emerged as a ray of hope for many needy but talented girl and boy students as it is approaching them on its own to offer them substantial scholarships for pursuing higher education. The PEEF that had started its operations in February 2009 with an endowment fund of Rs1 billion has so far touched the lives of some 80,000 less privileged students by enabling them to pursue their higher education from matriculation to post-graduation level, said PEEF board member and PML-N MPA Bushra Anjum Butt while briefing media at PEEF`s offices here on Friday. PEEF chief executive officer Dr Kamran Shams accompanied Ms Butt at the briefing. Ms Butt said the fund was implementing the Punjab government`s vision of transforming its underprivileged youth into an asset instead of becoming a liability. She said the PEEF had also started focusing more on girls` education and proclaimed that the deserving but talented girls across Punjab would be looked after and supported to pursue higher education.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=08_11_2014_178_007

 

80,000 STUDENTS GET PEEF SCHOLARSHIPS IN FIVE YEARS

Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) has so far provided more than 80,000 scholarships worth Rs 4.2 billion to the talented but poor male and female students during last five years from 2009 to 2014. PEEF under the chairmanship of the Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, is providing equal opportunities to the girls and boys to obtain education from matric to master level in the best educational institutions of the country including LUMS, FAST University,GIK Institute ,NUST and many others. This was stated by Dr. Kamran Shams Chief Executive Officer PEEF and MPA Bushra Anjum Butt, member Board of Directors of the PEEF alongwith their senior team members during a news briefing here Friday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=255909

 

Khudadad Khan`s grandsons demand university in recognition of his services

The soldier whose statue stands tall at the entrance of the Army Museum in Rawalpindi is Khudadad Khan who is remembered as `Baba-iBaloch Regiment` (The Father of Baloch Regiment). Khudadad Khan born in the Dub village of Chakwal district was the first Muslim soldier to have been awarded the United Kingdom`s highest military award, Victoria Cross, for valour in the First Battle of Ypres at Hollebeke, Belguim in World War I. Recently under the banner of `First World War Centenary Programme`, a ceremony to honour the 175 Victoria Cross recipients was held in London. Among those 175, three including Khudadad Khan belonged to present day Pakistan. The two others were Jemadar Mir Dast of Tirah and Naik Shahamad Khan of Rawalpindi. The British Government has prepared bronze plaques bearing the names of Victoria Cross holders. The three plaques would be handed over to Pakistan Government this year and will be displayed at important public places.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=09_11_2014_152_001

 

PU, Bielefeld to collaborate

Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran met Rector Bielefeld University Germany, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sagerer at his office in Germany and discussed ways to conduct joint research on social issues in various countries to understand social problems and suggest solutions. According to spskesman of PU here Friday, the PU Institute of Social and Cultural Studies has been conducting comparative multi-country research on “violence and development” in collaboration with Bielefeld University and the findings of the research will help the international community understand the causes and consequences of violence in comparative and cross-cultural context.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=255906

 

A change of heart at Punjab University

University’s Academic Staff Association (ASA) seems to have woken up from its slumber as after years of silence it has now started questioning the ‘rule’ of Vice Chancellor. Last week, the PU-ASA president Dr Ahsan Sharif and general secretary Javed Sami issued a joint press statement expressing strong concerns over the posting of some retired officials against coveted administrative posts. However, neither the ASA general body nor the executive body had met before this particular statement was issued. Nonetheless as there is no contradiction from the ASA executive so far one can assume that the statement was backed by the entire sitting body.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-283285-A-change-of-heart-at-Punjab-University

 

Saira distributes laptops among students

Federal Minister of State for Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar has declared that the present government was facilitating the students to brighten their career to shoulder the future responsibilities. She was distributing laptops to the 869 male and female brilliant students of Matric, F.A/F/Sc. B.A/B.Sc and M.A/M.Sc in Government Degree College for Boys Hafizabad.  She called upon the students concentrate on their studies to become useful citizen of Pakistan for ensuring their better future as well as to bring about new era of prosperity in the country. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=255953

 

Govt. committed to lifting up health, education sectors

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Friday that the government had made the provision of quality health and education services to the people its priority. He was chairing a meeting regarding the Health Reforms Roadmap. The chief minister said the government had taken comprehensive measures to revamp the sectors. Sharif said the roadmap was being speedily implemented in collaboration with the British Department for International Development (DFID). He said the health services were also being revamped with the DFID’s support. The roadmap and the action plan were meticulously reviewed in the meeting. Sharif said the government had been paying special attention to the provision of primary healthcare. He said basic health centres were being made hubs of quality services.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/787573/roadmap-reviewed-govt-committed-to-lifting-up-health-education-sectors/

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-282875-Health-education-govt%E2%80%99s-priority-Shahbaz

 

Higher education: Punjab HEC plan faces strong opposition from academics

As the Punjab government prepares to take control of higher education in the province by setting up the Punjab Higher Education Commission, it is likely to face strong opposition from academics. A bill has been proposed for setting up the commission that will ensure “improvement and promotion of higher education, research and development”. The Punjab Higher Education Commission Bill 2014 was introduced in the Punjab Assembly and later referred to a committee during the recent session of the assembly. It had earlier been promulgated as an ordinance by the governor.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/787923/higher-education-punjab-hec-plan-faces-strong-opposition-from-academics/

 

‘Health, education sectors given priority’

Excise and Taxation Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman said on Saturday that Rs2 billion had been allocated in the annual budget to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. He was speaking to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers at his residence. Rehman said that the PML-N government had allocated record sums to the education and health sectors in the budget. He said that Rs274 billion and Rs122 billion had been allocated for the education and health sectors respectively. Rehman said that the government had ensured the provision of quality health services and free medicines to the underprivileged by raising the amount allocated for the sector. The minister said that people in remote areas were being provided with quality medical services through mobile health units. He said Rs1 billion had been allocated in this regard.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/787926/yes-minister-health-education-sectors-given-priority/

 

Sindh

 

High School without basic facilities, girls face difficulty

Government Girls High School Saeed Pur, District Tando Muhammad Khan lacks basic facilities which have caused difficulties for girls. The villagers told that School building is in dangerous condition; compound wall and washrooms are destroyed; and no facility of drinking water and electricity. Head Mistress added that due to these basic facilities, girls have to face problems.

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Seven Girls Schools closed Taluka Khan Garh

Seven Girls Schools, Primary and Middle, are closed in Khan Garh, District Ghotki; Teachers are getting their salaries without attending Schools. The condition of schools in cities is worst as compare to villages. DO Education Mr. Ghula Hyder Bulo visited Main Government Girls School and suspended 7 Teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130206574&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141108

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Girls School closed since years

Retired Head Master Mr. Nek Muhammad Noonari protested for the opening of Girls School U.C Sadu Kot District Jacobabad. He said that Female Teachers are drawing their salaries without attending school; their absence has affected girls’ education. He added that, higher authorities have been informed many times, but no action is taken against teachers and no assistance is provided to restore school.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-08/news/page3/1%20(33).htm

 

Eight Schools closed, U.C Karundi, District Khairpur Mirs

Primary School Darban ALI Ratar, Primary School Ali Gang Shar, Primary School Muhammad Ishaq Shar, Girls Primary School Ghazi Khan Shar, Primary School Qadir Bux Chang, Primary School Pul Tarai, Rustam Ali Chang, Primary School Fatih Ali Chang and others are closed. The villagers told media that Supervisor of the schools shows anger when they complain against closure of the school. They demanded from the higher authorities to take serious action against responsible persons and save education.

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Many School Closed In Jhudo, District Mirpur Khas

Union Council Roshan Abad, Ahuri, Dilawar Hussain, New Kot, Fazal Bhambhri, and Jhudo Schools closed since years and no one takes notice. SMC funds are taken away and no development is seen. Various Social, Political and other organizations have protested, but nothing positive is seen.

Complete Story: http://www.awamiawaz.com/epaper/fullsize/Page-05.jpg

 

Education Conference 2014 at Benazirabad

The Experts of Education in Sindh have shared their views on Education during Education Conference at Shaheed Benazir Abad. The Divisional Commissioner Mr. Jamal Mustafa Syed has said that Effective Steps will be taken against ghost Teachers and efficient steps will be promoted for education within a week. On that occasion Vice Chancellor Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Nausheshro feroz Mr. Arshad Saleem opined that there are a lot of reasons behind Ghost Teachers; strategy should be formulated to create better atmosphere for ensuring better attendance of the Teachers in the schools. Mr. Jami Chandio said that up to 62% children in Sindh are out of Schools and from the 10 lac population of Children only 48% are enrolled in the schools; he added that Karachi is on 55th number among 144 districts; whereas Nausheshro feroz 80Nawabshah 90 and Sanghar is on 105th number.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_08112014035308.jpg

http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102513549&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20141108

 

Assistant Commissioner visits Schools

Hyderabad: Assistant Commissioner Mr. Inayat Ali Shah visited different schools of Tando Jam and issued Show Cause Notices to 5 Ghost Teachers and he ordered to restore the school of Tando Ghulam Hyder which was closed since 5 years.

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http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-11-08/page-11

 

GSTA calls for Strike on 12 November all over Sindh

Larkana: GSTA President Mr. Muhammad Ashraf Khaskheli addressed the meeting and called for strike on 12th November all over Sindh against Management Cadre System. He told media that on 17th November about 68 Thousand Teachers will gather at Garhi Khuda Buakhsh on the Shrine of Muhtarma Benazir Bhutto.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2014/Nov/08-11-2014/Page2/P2-3.jpg

 

School roof left one student injured District Dadu

The roof of Primary School Shams Uloom suddenly fallen during Break-Time of the students. One student Ali Mallah got injured severely and was shifted to hospital on emergency basis.

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D.O Education visited schools issued show cause notice

After the struggle of Social, Political and Civil society steps were taken for promoting education in district Ghotki. D.O Education Mr. Hussain Bux Mahar visited the schools of Adil Pur and issue show cause notices to the ghost Teachers. He told that mostly schools were running without Teachers and students’ attendance was low.

Complete Story: http://www.awamiawaz.com/epaper/fullsize/Page-08.jpg

http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-09/news/page3/1%20(48).htm

 

Ghost Teacher Suspended

After the publication of News on the Social Media a Ghost Teacher Mr. Abid Lashari is suspended. He was appointed H.S.T at High School Qazi Ahmed District Benazirabad, but he was not performing his duty. Currently he was doing job in an NGO.

Complete Story: http://www.awamiawaz.com/epaper/fullsize/Page-08.jpg

 

100 Schools closed in Kadhan District Badin

About Hundred schools Primary, Middle and High Schools are closed in U.C Kadhan district Badin; furniture is taken away by the people and SMC Funds are violated. The condition is severe because of local influential people; their support to Ghost Teachers has brought death blow to education. Students are roaming here and there and working in the fields. The villagers demanded from higher authorities to take action against responsible persons and restore schools to save education.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130206665&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141109

 

200 hundred rupees cut from students’ yearly stipend

District Dadu: Girls of Pilot and K.G Girls High School raised their voice against school management on the deduction of 200 rupees from their yearly stipend. About 3000 girls’ scholarship is violated and each girl is given 2300 instead of 2500. They demanded from the authorities to take action against corruption.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130206896&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141109

http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-09/news/page8/1%20(10).htm

 

Protest against school closure District Nausheshro feroz

The residents of village Haji kHan Lighari and Hussain Mubejo stood against school closure. They told that Primary schools are closed since one year and Teachers are getting salaries at their homes. Schools funds are violated and no development seems.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-09/news/page2/1%20(36).htm

 

Many Schools closed at Dhabeji District Thatto

No action is taken against school closures. The villagers raised their voice against school closures of Primary School Haji Karam ALI Baloch, Dost Ali Baloch, Sobho Hingoro, and others. They told that teachers do not attend schools and the future of students seems dark. They demanded for restoration of schools.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-09/news/page3/1%20(46).htm

 

Girls deprived of Scholarship

Students of Girls High School village Khadro District Sanghar are deprived of their yearly scholarship stipend. The Head Mistress of the School told that some of the girls are getting scholarship, but deserving students are left deprived.

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JSQM protests against Education Destruction

JSQM leaders, Mr. Qari Ghanghro, Mr. Haroon Kalhoro and others organized rally from Stock Chowk to Press Club Nausheshro feroz and raised slogans. They told media that Secretary Education is going to push education backwards; he is responsible for the destruction.

Complete Story: (Daily Khabroon Page No.4)

 

Rally for Education Promotion at Jamshoro

Social and Civil organizations organized a rally for the Promotion of Education at District Jamshoro. They highlighted that ghost Teachers and current Education Minister is responsible for the ruin of Education. They praised the struggle of Teachers who are performing their duties regularly.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130206932&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141109


School closure report demanded

D.O Education Ghotki Mr. Ghulam Hyder Bulo took notice of closure of Girls School. Further he issued orders to senior clerk Mr. Amil Mahar to investigate about school closures and Ghost Teachers and report him.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130207020&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141110

 

School building not completed Students worried

Building of Primary School village Aarib Solangi District Thatto yet under process; the students are worried. Villagers told that more than 50 children are compelled to get education in kachi Building (Hut), whereas, other school buildings are closed in the same Taluka.

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District Sanghar: Degree College Khipro under problems

Boys Degree College Khipro was established in 1974, since then it was running smoothly. But due to political involvement it is under problems. Regular classes are not running; due to shortage of subject specialists student attendance is affected and they are compelled to get private education; whereas poor students are unable to get private education due to high fees. The building of the college is decaying slowly. Citizens and civil societies of the city have demanded to take notice of the college to resolve concerned issues.

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Many Schools closed at Dhabeji District Thatto

No action is taken against school closures. The villagers raised their voice against school closures of Primary School Haji Karam ALI Baloch, Dost Ali Baloch, Sobho Hingoro, and others. They told that teachers do not attend schools and the future of students seems dark. They demanded for restoration of schools.

Complete Story: (Daily Awami Awaz Page No 5)

 

200 hundred rupees cut from students’ yearly stipend

District Dadu: Girls of Pilot and K.G Girls High School raised their voice against school management on the deduction of 200 rupees from their yearly stipend. About 3000 girls’ scholarship is violated and each girl is given 2300 instead of 2500. They demanded from the authorities to take action against corruption.

Complete Story: ( Daily Awami Awaz Page No 5)

 

All Schools upgraded to Campus, District Ghotki

For the promotion of Education, all the schools of District Ghotki are promoted to Campus. It is decided to take action against school closures and Ghost Teachers. Seven campus have been established by Education Officer Mr. Hussain Bux Mahar by upgrading D.C High School, Primary School Tando Masu, Girls Primary School Benazir Colony and Madarsa School.

Complete Story: ( Daily Awami Awaz Page No 5)

http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-10/news/page3/1%20(61).htm

 

Movement for opening of Ghost Schools

Different parties including, JSQM, Awami Tahreek, Awami Jamhoori Party and others have decided to start movement against ghost schools of Jhudo, District Mirpur Khas. They have declared that in the first phase of the movement ghost schools will be visited to open and secondly they would organize strikes for closure of schools.

Complete Story: ( Daily Awami Awaz Page No 5)

 

Head Master absent from School

Government High School Kakar District Dadu is under problems. Head Master of the school is absent since 2 months; it has affect school education and the construction work of the school is under process, it needs to be completed.

Complete Story: ( Daily Awami Awaz Page No 5)

 

Many schools closed at Gerelo, District Larkana

Teachers are busy in their personal works; they do not attend schools regularly. E.D.O Bakrani Mr. Liaquat Dahar visited the schools, Primary School Syed Bachal Shah, Hakim Sandilo and Ahisan Wahan and checked the record. He issued show cause notices to the ghost teachers.

Complete Story: ( Daily Awami Awaz Page No 5)

http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-10/news/page3/1%20(59).htm

 

Ghost Teacher did not attend school since 3 years

District Badin: Mr. Kantesh Kumar is Teacher at Primary School Nawab Dilwani, but he is not attending his duty since 3 years. He has depot another Private Teacher on his place by giving him 3000 rupees.

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http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-10/news/page3/1%20(11).htm

 

Many Schools closed in District Sanghar

The Schools of Jhol, Dilawar Mori, Jam Nawaz Ali, New Abad, Bobi Station and other areas are closed since years. Hundreds of Teachers are taking salaries without attending schools; these Teachers are engaged in their personal works; thousands of Students are worried to get education; their dreams are shattered by these ghost Teachers.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-10/news/page8/1%20(6).htm

 

Effective Movement to be started against Black sheep

The Experts of Education in Sindh have shared their views on Education during Education Conference at Shaheed Benazir Abad. The Divisional Commissioner Mr. Jamal Mustafa Syed has said that Effective Steps will be taken against ghost Teachers and efficient steps will be promoted for education within a week. On that occasion Vice Chancellor Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Nausheshroferoz Mr. Arshad Saleem opined that there are a lot of reasons behind Ghost Teachers; strategy should be formulated to create better atmosphere for ensuring better attendance of the Teachers in the schools. Mr. Jami Chandio said that up to 62% children in Sindh are out of Schools and from the 10 lac population of Children only 48% are enrolled in the schools; he added that Karachi is on 55th number among 144 districts; whereas Nausheshroferoz 80Nawabshah 90 and Sanghar is on 105th number.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-11-10/page-5


Education officers told to submit schools’ enrolment data

The Sindh Education Department directed the District Education Officers (DEOs) and Directors Schools Education (DSEs) to submit data regarding enrolment of students, in government schools, of grades 1 to 10 by November 14. In a statement issued on Friday, Senior Programme Manager Reform Support Unit (RSU) Education and Literacy Department Ghulam Nabi said the provincial government provides approximately 4.2 million textbooks, free of charge, to government schools students belonging to grades 1 to 10.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-282860-Education-officers-told-to-submit-schools-enrolment-data

 

IVS students give their street a facelift

Karachi, once known as the city of lights, has now been blighted by the general apathy of its residents. The streets wear the look of a garbage dump and no wall is allowed to remain void of graffiti. But for students of the Indus Valley School (IVS), keeping the city clean is one’s own responsibility. Armed with broomsticks, paint brushes, garbage disposal bags and a whole lot of energy, the students as well as volunteers from the corporate sector took up the daunting task to uplift Street 33 of Clifton Block 2. What started as an assignment for the orientation class, quickly evolved into a monthly activity after the students were inspired by the ‘Indian ‘campaign from across the border?

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/787908/painting-it-green-ivs-students-give-their-street-a-facelift/

 

Urgent steps needed to improve education, health sectors’

Commissioner Shaheed Benazirabad Division Jamal Mustafa Syed said on Friday that in order to improve conditions in the sectors of education, local bodies and health, emergent steps were need of the time. Talking to the media at Darbar Hall on Friday, the commissioner said that deputy commissioners of Shaheed Benazirabad, Sanghar and Naushehro Feroze districts assisted by additional deputy commissioners would keep a vigil on the campaign being launched in the division against closed schools and ghost teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-282936-Urgent-steps-needed-to-improve-education-health-sectors

 

Lyari University to introduce education course

The Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University in Lyari (BBSU) will introduce a two-year education course in collaboration with the USAID-funded Pakistan Reading Project. This was announced by BBSU education faculty head Dr Fareeda Lodhi in a statement on Friday. Intermediate level education would be the eligibility criteria to get admission to the course under the Associated Degree of Education Programme. Lodhi said the course would be an alternative of CT and PTC, which were specialised courses in the teaching profession. The deserving students will also get scholarships for the programme on the basis of merit, she added.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-282867-Lyari-university-to-introduce-education-course

 

CPLC briefs students about its operations

The Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) on Friday organised a seminar to spread awareness regarding the workings of the institution, at Sir Adamjee Institute. CPLC official Abid Uzair while speaking at the seminar highlighted the efforts of the CPLC against curbing crime at every level and elaborated the functions of its departments operating voluntarily.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-282871-CPLC-briefs-students-about-its-operations

 

Many KU students may fail to get laptops

The management of the University of Karachi (KU) is in a fix to complete the required formalities before distribution of laptops on November 11 as many of the varsity graduates do not have validated educational record with the Higher Education Commission (HEC). As per details PMYP Chairperson Maryam Nawaz Shariff is scheduled to arrive at KU to distribute laptops amongst the varsity graduates in a ceremony on Tuesday. However, the university management has so far failed to finalize the names of its graduates, who would be awarded with laptops. Few weeks ago, a container having 3,870 laptops reached at the varsity. The management of the varsity woke-up with arrival of the container and they hurriedly contacted HEC to know the process. HEC told the varsity management that only those graduates would receive laptops who would have updated educational record in HEC.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=256065

 

Opinions/Editorials

 

Women’s Education by Mehvish Roshani

Pakistan is into troubles from the day of independence, as a result Pakistan is facing number of social and economic Issues.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102517459&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141110

 

Student’s bodies’ merit  by Irma Masood

The trend of student societies is gaining popularity in universities nowadays. They work professionally as an expert organization prevailing in the corporate work. Each society plans and conducts different sitting and programmes which provide training platforms for the students.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201411/09/comments-2.php

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

 

Six female teachers sacked

The Education Department in Torghar district sacked six women teachers and a watchman for not performing duty. Talking to The News on Friday, District Education Officer (Female) Faiza Shafi said the of various government primary schools and watchman Mewa Khan had not been performing duty for two years. She said show-cause notices had been issued to them, but they didn’t pay any heed.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-282913-Six-female-teachers-sacked

 

Teachers promoted

About 160 teachers have been promoted to Secondary School Teacher (SST) posts from different senior cadres of the teachers, sources in education department told Dawn here on Sunday. They said that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government had fulfilled another pledge that all the vacant posts in government schools of the province would be filled. Anwar Haq Dad, PTI`s district president, told this correspondent that SSTs played an important role in imparting quality education to students. He hoped that these teachers would deliver according to the expectations of the people and government.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=10_11_2014_182_008

 

Teachers protest transfers on political grounds

A local teachers` association on Saturday staged a protest against `adjustments and transfers of teachers on political grounds`here. The protesters chanted slogans against the district education officer and demanded of the government to constitute an impartial committee for scrutiny of recent adjustments and transfers ofteachers. Addressing the protesting teachers, People`s Teachers Association president Syed Badshah Hussain, ex-MPA Mohammad Anwer Khan and others said that under the policy secondary schoolteachers had to be adjusted in their own schools if vacant posts were available. But, they added, the posts were filled by transferring other teachers on political basis.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=09_11_2014_182_009

 

Students, faculty decry move to privatize college

Faculty members and students of Government College of Technology (GCT) from various districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) gathered at Swat Press Club on Saturday to protest against the proposed privatisation of the institution. They pressed the government to pay attention to their concerns and withdraw the plan. Protesters held placards and shouted slogans against privatisation policies introduced by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. Teachers and students made vociferous speeches against the privatisation scheme. Refusing to accept the policy, they said it represents “the financial murder of government employees”. Abid Alam, a GCT faculty member at the protest, said, “The decision to privatise GCT is neither fair nor just.” It would only serve the interests of a few people and undermine the standard of education in K-P, he added.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/787874/keeping-it-in-house-students-faculty-decry-move-to-privatise-college/

 

Teachers protest political meddling

Members of the People’s Teachers Association Saturday staged protest against what they called adjustment and transfer of teachers on the basis of political affiliation. The protesters chanted slogans against the district education officer and asked the government to constitute an impartial committee for the scrutiny of recent transfers. Addressing the protesting teachers, People’s Teachers Association president Syed Badshah Hussain, former MPA Muhammad Anwar Khan and others said that under the policy the secondary school teachers had to be adjusted in their own schools if vacant posts were available. They alleged that the posts were filled by transferring other teachers on the basis of sifarish.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-283144-Teachers-protest-political-meddling

 

BISE Peshawar introduces new paper marking system

The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Peshawar has introduced ‘Optical Mark Recognition’ (OMR) for marking the papers. Giving a briefing to the provincial Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad Atif Khan in the Committee Room on Friday, BISE Chairman Dr Muhammad Shafi Afridi said the objective type portion of the papers of supplementary examinations in 2015 would be marked through the OMR machine. He said that papers of fours subjects were marked through the machine as a test case. Dr Shafi Afridi said that 53-year-old record had been computerised, facility of online enrollment and registration had been provided to the candidates.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-282906-BISE-Peshawar-introduces-new-paper-marking-system

 

Sir Syed University brings four new technologies

President Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association, Engr Muhammad Adil Usman has said that the Association has achieved commendable success for securing it objectives, and pursuing Sir Syed Ahmed Khan’s mission we have laid foundation stone to a grand project ‘Sir Syed Tower’ that would contribute significantly to both knowledge acquisition and knowledge creation. Addressing the Annual General Body Meeting he said, “It is like a dream come true. Sir Syed Tower would be the great source of historical value as an academic and corporate hub for the promotion of intellectual, cultural and creative activities.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/10-Nov-2014/sir-syed-university-brings-four-new-technologies

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-283270-Sir-Syed-University-introduces-four-new-courses

 

Laptops distributed among students in DI Khan

The students of the Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan were given laptops under the Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme on Friday. The laptops were distributed among Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) scholars at a ceremony. Vice-Chancellor of Gomal University Maj-Gen (R) Hamid Shafiq was chief guest.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-282963-Briefs

 

Balochistan

 

Laptops under PM Scheme distributed in Balochistan University

Around 250 laptops were distributed under the Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme among registered students of PhD and MPhil programmes at the University of Balochistan here on Friday. Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions, Lt-Gen. (retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch, was the chief guest of the ceremony who distributed the laptops among the students of the university. In his speech, he said that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was serious to take several steps to resolve problems of the people of Balochistan to remove their sense of deprivation.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-282938-Laptops-under-PM-Scheme-distributed-in-Balochistan-University

 

AJK/GB/FATA

 

Bring back expelled ones

Protest will be held if six expelled students are not been re admitted in University of Azad Kashmir said by combine organizations for students.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-11-08&edition=ISL&id=1377120_8652208

 

Islamabad

 

110 elementary school teachers promoted

Federal Directorate of Education Islamabad has promoted 110 elementary school teachers to the post of trained graduate teacher. The promotion cases of EST cadres’ male teachers of federal educational institutions were pending since long. The teachers whose promotion cases were due were showing their grave concern over the inordinate delay in the finalization of their cases of promotion. President Federal Government Teachers Association Azhar Khan Awan took up the matter with the director general federal directorate of education Islamabad. The promotion orders of the teachers have now been issued.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/09-Nov-2014/110-elementary-school-teachers-promoted

http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-11-08&edition=ISL&id=1377173_60513637

 

Role of academicians underlined for creating awareness about MDGs

Member Governance Planning Commission Dr. Syed Tahir Hijazi underlined the importance of role of academicians and higher education institutions in creating awareness about Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and post 2015 development framework. Speaking as key speaker of a dialogue on “Pakistan MDGs status and Post 2015 Development Framework” at National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research- Quaid-e-Azam University (NIHCR), he said that MDGs were directly related to common people of Pakistan. Convener Pakistan Development Alliance and Regional Coordinator Global Call to Action Against Poverty Mohammad Zia Ur Rehman informed that  Pakistan is far away from achieving 16 targets set in the year 2000 and to be realized in 2015, under the MDGs there are a set of 8 goals adopted by 189 countries, including Pakistan in 2000 and to be achieved by 2015. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=255967

 

IMCG F-6/2 has new student council

The investiture ceremony of the Student Council 2014 of Islamabad Model College for Girls, F-6/2, was held here on Friday. The function started with the recitation of the verses from the Holy Quran by Summaiya Amin. The programme was hosted by Farah Hamid, in-charge of the Student Council. ‘Naat Rasool-e-Maqbool (peace be upon him)’ was presented by Zara Arif. The function was presided over by Principal Professor Mahmunah Zafar. Laiba Mushtaq and group presented the College Anthem, which was followed by the speech of the former president student council (2013-2014), Zainab Siddique. As she was not present on the occasion, on behalf of her, Zainab Riaz, former joint-secretary, shared a few words with the audience. She wished success to the newly-elected council.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-282926-IMCG-F-62-has-new-student-council

 

Rs2.507b allocated to HEC for research during 5 years

 

An amount of Rs2.507 billion has been allocated by Higher Education Commission (HEC) for public sector universities for research purpose during the last five years for various programmes. Under the National Research Programme for Universities (NRPU) the total funds has also been allocated to Public Sector Universities for research purpose during the last five years are Rs2.233 billion, an official in the Ministry of Education Training and Standard in Higher Education Commission said.

 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-283315-Rs2507b-allocated-to-HEC-for-research-during-5-years

 

Application for bringing back the allowance

It’s been requested to take back illegal allowance from the Employees of NUML University. Appointment of overage person is also illegal there.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102518234&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141110

 

IIU moot on ‘Status of Quranic Studies’

The Islamic Research Institute (IRI) of the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) is holding a 3-day National Conference on November 11 to 13 at the Allama Iqbal Auditorium, Faisal Masjid Campus, Islamabad. The Conference titled ‘Status of Quranic Studies in Pakistan’ is being held in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and the Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD). The conference will cover a wide range of topics related with the Quranic studies in Pakistan. The opening session of the conference would be presided over by Prof. Dr. Ahmad Yousif Al Draiweesh, President of IIUI.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-283101-IIU-moot-on-Status-of-Quranic-Studies

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/09-Nov-2014/iri-conference-on-status-of-quranic-studies

 

Session on harassment of women at FJWU

Women Research and Resource Centre (WRRC) organised an awareness session on ‘Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace’ here on Friday. It was organised in collaboration with Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan. Guest speakers of the session were Shahrukh Abbasey, Deputy Director Communication, Federal Ombudsman’s Secretariat (FOS), and Tahir Rasheed, General Manager of LEAD. Its purpose was to create awareness among citizen for their rights, protection and empowerment and enabled them to understand the significance of Act VI of 2010.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-282925-Session-on--harassment-of-women-at-FJWU

 

NAB, HEC join hands to root out corruption

To create awareness about the ill-effects of corruption among the youth of Pakistan, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to make collaborated efforts to root out corruption from the society. For this purpose, a ceremony was held here at Higher Education Commission Office, H-9. Deputy Chairman NAB, Rear Admiral (Retd) Saeed Ahmed Sargana HI (M) and Chairman HEC Dr Mukhar Ahmad signed the MoU. Addressing on the occasion, Sargana said that National Accountability Bureau had been entrusted a state function under section 33C of National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999 to educate and advise public authorities, holders of public office and the  community at large on measures to combat corruption and corrupt practices and develop, arrange, supervise, participate in or conduct educational programmes or media campaigns to disseminate information on the detrimental effects of corruption and corrupt practices and the importance of maintaining the integrity of public administration.

Complete Story:http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-11-08/page-13/detail-7

http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=08_11_2014_005_004

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/08-Nov-2014/nab-hec-sign-mou-to-raise-awareness-against-corrupt-practices

http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=255896

 

Academia pushes back against HEC efforts to stifle debate

Educationists, professors and leading academics have flayed the Higher Education Commission’s (HEC) attempts at stifling debate and discourse in the country’s universities by prohibiting any activities that challenged the “ideology and principles of Pakistan, and/or perspective of the government of Pakistan”. A one-page memo – issued in the wake of the controversy surrounding the presence of a stall representing Israel at a recently-held Model United Nations (MUN) event at the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) – was not well-received in academic and educational circles, with many stakeholders criticizing the edict for seeking to effectively curtail freedom of expression on campus.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1143322/academia-pushes-back-against-hec-efforts-to-stifle-debate

 

President urges the nation to follow Iqbal’s teachings

 President Mamnoon Hussain has called for a pledge to make even greater efforts for the fulfilment of the dream of poet-philosopher Allama Muhammad Iqbal as the need to recall his message has never been greater as it is today.  “Faced with various challenges let us revert to his message and pledge ourselves to make a deliberate effort by putting aside our differences, exhibiting unity and striving collectively for finding solutions to the ills that corrode our society and hinder our march towards progress and prosperity,” the president said in his message on Iqbal Day. “As we pay tributes to one of the greatest thinkers, philosophers and poets, Allama Iqbal, we should recall and re-pledge ourselves to follow his message of self-awareness and self-esteem,” he said. The president said the Muslims of the subcontinent would always remain indebted to this great visionary leader for his invaluable services for infusing a new spirit among the Muslim community. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-09/page-3/detail-2

 

AIOU lauds ‘media role’ in promoting education

Allama Iqbal Open University Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui lauded the role of print and electronic media for supporting AIOU in promotion of education across the country. While addressing the certificate awarding ceremony of the 5-day long script-writing workshop on radio and television production that was arranged by the University’s Institute of Educational Technology, the vice chancellor said media has now been merged in the country’s social institutions that play a significant role in strengthening society and disseminating knowledge. He further said with the help of media, AIOU covers all parts of the country and its 1.3 million students in minimum time, for that AIOU is grateful to the media.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-283320-AIOU-lauds-media-role-in-promoting-education

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/10-Nov-2014/aiou-lauds-media-s-role-in-promoting-education

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Building for medical college at PIMS awaits completion

The construction of a building for the Quaid-i-Azam Postgraduate Medical College at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) could not be completed even after 25 years. As a result, the cost of the project has escalated from the initial Rs1 billion to over Rs10 billion. After a report by Nespak that the foundation of the building was not safe, the current management of Pims is now considering demolishing the structure and reconstructing the building. The under-construction building is located on the premises of Pims near the nursing school. An official of Pims requesting not to be identified told Dawn that in 1986 it was decided to build a building for the QPGMC.

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Urdu varsity’s internal tug of war taking toll on students

The miseries of students of Federal Urdu University of Arts Sciences and Technology (FUUAST) are increasing due to the tug of war between the Islamabad and Karachi campus administrations. The recent spat over graft allegations has taken a heavy toll on students as the accused staffers — most of whom were suspended — and their ‘well-wishers’ kept the pot simmering by holding sit-ins every day for the last two months.Worst off are students of the engineering department, as the campus has yet to get accredited with the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC). The PEC recognises universities with engineering departments by inspecting laboratories, checking for availability of appropriate space and other prerequisites including availability of equipment.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/787500/campus-blues-urdu-varsitys-internal-tug-of-war-taking-toll-on-students/

 

Education vital for uplift

What city parents discuss most on various occasions also includes current system of education — its cost and quality. No economic planning, social progress, or spiritual enlightenment can make headway without sound, solid and realistic base of good education, they argue. “A fresh vigorous endeavour is needed to reform the educational system to meet our national interests and realities of the 21st century in the backdrop of internal and external challenges to the security, integrity and defence of the country.” They say the emphasis should be on quality of education so that products of our schools, colleges and universities are comparable with those similarly educated in other countries. Improvement in the quality of courses of studies and teachers is imperative to achieve this purpose. The nation-building needs of the country require large numbers of people with a variety of technical skills related to agriculture and industry.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-283094-Education-vital-for-uplift

 

Students enjoy Murree excursion

Roots Millennium Schools (RMS) in partnership arranged a two-day excursion ‘Millennials on Mountains’ to Army Chinar Golf Club Bhurban, Murree. This unique expedition provided 50 students and 20 staff members from various Roots Millennium Schools campuses an adventurous wilderness experience of leadership, team building and survival modules conference. Activities during Millennials on Mountains included 4-km trekking between Ayubia and Dunga Gali, rock mountain climbing, repelling (vertical mountain descending) at Dunga Gali, treasure hunt among four teams at an area encompassing 3 mountain hills, an exhilarating paint ball fight and camping, climbing, bonfire, BBQ dinner, net climbing, wood walk, hallow pipe and archery among others.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-11-08/page-14/detail-11

 

Punjab

 

Primary School about to shutter down

Girls Primary School Kotli is about to Shutter Down as Students move from this School to Boys School.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-11-10/page-4  

 

Class 7 student missing for six days

A Class 7 student of the Government Elementary School, Bakhshi Park, has been missing for the last six days. Surayya Bibi reported to City police that her son Hamad went out of the house on November 1 but did not return. Police have started investigations after arresting his three friends.

 Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-282974-TOBA-TEK-SINGH-City-News

 

Case Registered against student

A case was registered in Chakwal against student on cheating in examination.

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Higher Secondary School facing Problems

Higher Secondary School is facing problems of Furniture, playground, computer labs etc. due to encroachment by land mafia.

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PEEF focusing more on girls in pursuing higher education

The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) has emerged as a ray of hope for many needy but talented girl and boy students as it is approaching them on its own to offer them substantial scholarships for pursuing higher education. The PEEF that had started its operations in February 2009 with an endowment fund of Rs1 billion has so far touched the lives of some 80,000 less privileged students by enabling them to pursue their higher education from matriculation to post-graduation level, said PEEF board member and PML-N MPA Bushra Anjum Butt while briefing media at PEEF`s offices here on Friday. PEEF chief executive officer Dr Kamran Shams accompanied Ms Butt at the briefing. Ms Butt said the fund was implementing the Punjab government`s vision of transforming its underprivileged youth into an asset instead of becoming a liability. She said the PEEF had also started focusing more on girls` education and proclaimed that the deserving but talented girls across Punjab would be looked after and supported to pursue higher education.

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80,000 STUDENTS GET PEEF SCHOLARSHIPS IN FIVE YEARS

Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) has so far provided more than 80,000 scholarships worth Rs 4.2 billion to the talented but poor male and female students during last five years from 2009 to 2014. PEEF under the chairmanship of the Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, is providing equal opportunities to the girls and boys to obtain education from matric to master level in the best educational institutions of the country including LUMS, FAST University,GIK Institute ,NUST and many others. This was stated by Dr. Kamran Shams Chief Executive Officer PEEF and MPA Bushra Anjum Butt, member Board of Directors of the PEEF alongwith their senior team members during a news briefing here Friday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=255909

 

Khudadad Khan`s grandsons demand university in recognition of his services

The soldier whose statue stands tall at the entrance of the Army Museum in Rawalpindi is Khudadad Khan who is remembered as `Baba-iBaloch Regiment` (The Father of Baloch Regiment). Khudadad Khan born in the Dub village of Chakwal district was the first Muslim soldier to have been awarded the United Kingdom`s highest military award, Victoria Cross, for valour in the First Battle of Ypres at Hollebeke, Belguim in World War I. Recently under the banner of `First World War Centenary Programme`, a ceremony to honour the 175 Victoria Cross recipients was held in London. Among those 175, three including Khudadad Khan belonged to present day Pakistan. The two others were Jemadar Mir Dast of Tirah and Naik Shahamad Khan of Rawalpindi. The British Government has prepared bronze plaques bearing the names of Victoria Cross holders. The three plaques would be handed over to Pakistan Government this year and will be displayed at important public places.

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PU, Bielefeld to collaborate

Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran met Rector Bielefeld University Germany, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sagerer at his office in Germany and discussed ways to conduct joint research on social issues in various countries to understand social problems and suggest solutions. According to spskesman of PU here Friday, the PU Institute of Social and Cultural Studies has been conducting comparative multi-country research on “violence and development” in collaboration with Bielefeld University and the findings of the research will help the international community understand the causes and consequences of violence in comparative and cross-cultural context.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=255906

 

A change of heart at Punjab University

University’s Academic Staff Association (ASA) seems to have woken up from its slumber as after years of silence it has now started questioning the ‘rule’ of Vice Chancellor. Last week, the PU-ASA president Dr Ahsan Sharif and general secretary Javed Sami issued a joint press statement expressing strong concerns over the posting of some retired officials against coveted administrative posts. However, neither the ASA general body nor the executive body had met before this particular statement was issued. Nonetheless as there is no contradiction from the ASA executive so far one can assume that the statement was backed by the entire sitting body.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-283285-A-change-of-heart-at-Punjab-University

 

Saira distributes laptops among students

Federal Minister of State for Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar has declared that the present government was facilitating the students to brighten their career to shoulder the future responsibilities. She was distributing laptops to the 869 male and female brilliant students of Matric, F.A/F/Sc. B.A/B.Sc and M.A/M.Sc in Government Degree College for Boys Hafizabad.  She called upon the students concentrate on their studies to become useful citizen of Pakistan for ensuring their better future as well as to bring about new era of prosperity in the country. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=255953

 

Govt. committed to lifting up health, education sectors

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Friday that the government had made the provision of quality health and education services to the people its priority. He was chairing a meeting regarding the Health Reforms Roadmap. The chief minister said the government had taken comprehensive measures to revamp the sectors. Sharif said the roadmap was being speedily implemented in collaboration with the British Department for International Development (DFID). He said the health services were also being revamped with the DFID’s support. The roadmap and the action plan were meticulously reviewed in the meeting. Sharif said the government had been paying special attention to the provision of primary healthcare. He said basic health centres were being made hubs of quality services.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/787573/roadmap-reviewed-govt-committed-to-lifting-up-health-education-sectors/

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-282875-Health-education-govt%E2%80%99s-priority-Shahbaz

 

Higher education: Punjab HEC plan faces strong opposition from academics

As the Punjab government prepares to take control of higher education in the province by setting up the Punjab Higher Education Commission, it is likely to face strong opposition from academics. A bill has been proposed for setting up the commission that will ensure “improvement and promotion of higher education, research and development”. The Punjab Higher Education Commission Bill 2014 was introduced in the Punjab Assembly and later referred to a committee during the recent session of the assembly. It had earlier been promulgated as an ordinance by the governor.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/787923/higher-education-punjab-hec-plan-faces-strong-opposition-from-academics/

 

‘Health, education sectors given priority’

Excise and Taxation Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman said on Saturday that Rs2 billion had been allocated in the annual budget to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. He was speaking to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers at his residence. Rehman said that the PML-N government had allocated record sums to the education and health sectors in the budget. He said that Rs274 billion and Rs122 billion had been allocated for the education and health sectors respectively. Rehman said that the government had ensured the provision of quality health services and free medicines to the underprivileged by raising the amount allocated for the sector. The minister said that people in remote areas were being provided with quality medical services through mobile health units. He said Rs1 billion had been allocated in this regard.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/787926/yes-minister-health-education-sectors-given-priority/

 

Sindh

 

High School without basic facilities, girls face difficulty

Government Girls High School Saeed Pur, District Tando Muhammad Khan lacks basic facilities which have caused difficulties for girls. The villagers told that School building is in dangerous condition; compound wall and washrooms are destroyed; and no facility of drinking water and electricity. Head Mistress added that due to these basic facilities, girls have to face problems.

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Seven Girls Schools closed Taluka Khan Garh

Seven Girls Schools, Primary and Middle, are closed in Khan Garh, District Ghotki; Teachers are getting their salaries without attending Schools. The condition of schools in cities is worst as compare to villages. DO Education Mr. Ghula Hyder Bulo visited Main Government Girls School and suspended 7 Teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130206574&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141108

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Girls School closed since years

Retired Head Master Mr. Nek Muhammad Noonari protested for the opening of Girls School U.C Sadu Kot District Jacobabad. He said that Female Teachers are drawing their salaries without attending school; their absence has affected girls’ education. He added that, higher authorities have been informed many times, but no action is taken against teachers and no assistance is provided to restore school.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-08/news/page3/1%20(33).htm

 

Eight Schools closed, U.C Karundi, District Khairpur Mirs

Primary School Darban ALI Ratar, Primary School Ali Gang Shar, Primary School Muhammad Ishaq Shar, Girls Primary School Ghazi Khan Shar, Primary School Qadir Bux Chang, Primary School Pul Tarai, Rustam Ali Chang, Primary School Fatih Ali Chang and others are closed. The villagers told media that Supervisor of the schools shows anger when they complain against closure of the school. They demanded from the higher authorities to take serious action against responsible persons and save education.

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Many School Closed In Jhudo, District Mirpur Khas

Union Council Roshan Abad, Ahuri, Dilawar Hussain, New Kot, Fazal Bhambhri, and Jhudo Schools closed since years and no one takes notice. SMC funds are taken away and no development is seen. Various Social, Political and other organizations have protested, but nothing positive is seen.

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Education Conference 2014 at Benazirabad

The Experts of Education in Sindh have shared their views on Education during Education Conference at Shaheed Benazir Abad. The Divisional Commissioner Mr. Jamal Mustafa Syed has said that Effective Steps will be taken against ghost Teachers and efficient steps will be promoted for education within a week. On that occasion Vice Chancellor Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Nausheshro feroz Mr. Arshad Saleem opined that there are a lot of reasons behind Ghost Teachers; strategy should be formulated to create better atmosphere for ensuring better attendance of the Teachers in the schools. Mr. Jami Chandio said that up to 62% children in Sindh are out of Schools and from the 10 lac population of Children only 48% are enrolled in the schools; he added that Karachi is on 55th number among 144 districts; whereas Nausheshro feroz 80Nawabshah 90 and Sanghar is on 105th number.

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Assistant Commissioner visits Schools

Hyderabad: Assistant Commissioner Mr. Inayat Ali Shah visited different schools of Tando Jam and issued Show Cause Notices to 5 Ghost Teachers and he ordered to restore the school of Tando Ghulam Hyder which was closed since 5 years.

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GSTA calls for Strike on 12 November all over Sindh

Larkana: GSTA President Mr. Muhammad Ashraf Khaskheli addressed the meeting and called for strike on 12th November all over Sindh against Management Cadre System. He told media that on 17th November about 68 Thousand Teachers will gather at Garhi Khuda Buakhsh on the Shrine of Muhtarma Benazir Bhutto.

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School roof left one student injured District Dadu

The roof of Primary School Shams Uloom suddenly fallen during Break-Time of the students. One student Ali Mallah got injured severely and was shifted to hospital on emergency basis.

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D.O Education visited schools issued show cause notice

After the struggle of Social, Political and Civil society steps were taken for promoting education in district Ghotki. D.O Education Mr. Hussain Bux Mahar visited the schools of Adil Pur and issue show cause notices to the ghost Teachers. He told that mostly schools were running without Teachers and students’ attendance was low.

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Ghost Teacher Suspended

After the publication of News on the Social Media a Ghost Teacher Mr. Abid Lashari is suspended. He was appointed H.S.T at High School Qazi Ahmed District Benazirabad, but he was not performing his duty. Currently he was doing job in an NGO.

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100 Schools closed in Kadhan District Badin

About Hundred schools Primary, Middle and High Schools are closed in U.C Kadhan district Badin; furniture is taken away by the people and SMC Funds are violated. The condition is severe because of local influential people; their support to Ghost Teachers has brought death blow to education. Students are roaming here and there and working in the fields. The villagers demanded from higher authorities to take action against responsible persons and restore schools to save education.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130206665&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141109

 

200 hundred rupees cut from students’ yearly stipend

District Dadu: Girls of Pilot and K.G Girls High School raised their voice against school management on the deduction of 200 rupees from their yearly stipend. About 3000 girls’ scholarship is violated and each girl is given 2300 instead of 2500. They demanded from the authorities to take action against corruption.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130206896&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141109

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Protest against school closure District Nausheshro feroz

The residents of village Haji kHan Lighari and Hussain Mubejo stood against school closure. They told that Primary schools are closed since one year and Teachers are getting salaries at their homes. Schools funds are violated and no development seems.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-09/news/page2/1%20(36).htm

 

Many Schools closed at Dhabeji District Thatto

No action is taken against school closures. The villagers raised their voice against school closures of Primary School Haji Karam ALI Baloch, Dost Ali Baloch, Sobho Hingoro, and others. They told that teachers do not attend schools and the future of students seems dark. They demanded for restoration of schools.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-09/news/page3/1%20(46).htm

 

Girls deprived of Scholarship

Students of Girls High School village Khadro District Sanghar are deprived of their yearly scholarship stipend. The Head Mistress of the School told that some of the girls are getting scholarship, but deserving students are left deprived.

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JSQM protests against Education Destruction

JSQM leaders, Mr. Qari Ghanghro, Mr. Haroon Kalhoro and others organized rally from Stock Chowk to Press Club Nausheshro feroz and raised slogans. They told media that Secretary Education is going to push education backwards; he is responsible for the destruction.

Complete Story: (Daily Khabroon Page No.4)

 

Rally for Education Promotion at Jamshoro

Social and Civil organizations organized a rally for the Promotion of Education at District Jamshoro. They highlighted that ghost Teachers and current Education Minister is responsible for the ruin of Education. They praised the struggle of Teachers who are performing their duties regularly.

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School closure report demanded

D.O Education Ghotki Mr. Ghulam Hyder Bulo took notice of closure of Girls School. Further he issued orders to senior clerk Mr. Amil Mahar to investigate about school closures and Ghost Teachers and report him.

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School building not completed Students worried

Building of Primary School village Aarib Solangi District Thatto yet under process; the students are worried. Villagers told that more than 50 children are compelled to get education in kachi Building (Hut), whereas, other school buildings are closed in the same Taluka.

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District Sanghar: Degree College Khipro under problems

Boys Degree College Khipro was established in 1974, since then it was running smoothly. But due to political involvement it is under problems. Regular classes are not running; due to shortage of subject specialists student attendance is affected and they are compelled to get private education; whereas poor students are unable to get private education due to high fees. The building of the college is decaying slowly. Citizens and civil societies of the city have demanded to take notice of the college to resolve concerned issues.

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Many Schools closed at Dhabeji District Thatto

No action is taken against school closures. The villagers raised their voice against school closures of Primary School Haji Karam ALI Baloch, Dost Ali Baloch, Sobho Hingoro, and others. They told that teachers do not attend schools and the future of students seems dark. They demanded for restoration of schools.

Complete Story: (Daily Awami Awaz Page No 5)

 

200 hundred rupees cut from students’ yearly stipend

District Dadu: Girls of Pilot and K.G Girls High School raised their voice against school management on the deduction of 200 rupees from their yearly stipend. About 3000 girls’ scholarship is violated and each girl is given 2300 instead of 2500. They demanded from the authorities to take action against corruption.

Complete Story: ( Daily Awami Awaz Page No 5)

 

All Schools upgraded to Campus, District Ghotki

For the promotion of Education, all the schools of District Ghotki are promoted to Campus. It is decided to take action against school closures and Ghost Teachers. Seven campus have been established by Education Officer Mr. Hussain Bux Mahar by upgrading D.C High School, Primary School Tando Masu, Girls Primary School Benazir Colony and Madarsa School.

Complete Story: ( Daily Awami Awaz Page No 5)

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Movement for opening of Ghost Schools

Different parties including, JSQM, Awami Tahreek, Awami Jamhoori Party and others have decided to start movement against ghost schools of Jhudo, District Mirpur Khas. They have declared that in the first phase of the movement ghost schools will be visited to open and secondly they would organize strikes for closure of schools.

Complete Story: ( Daily Awami Awaz Page No 5)

 

Head Master absent from School

Government High School Kakar District Dadu is under problems. Head Master of the school is absent since 2 months; it has affect school education and the construction work of the school is under process, it needs to be completed.

Complete Story: ( Daily Awami Awaz Page No 5)

 

Many schools closed at Gerelo, District Larkana

Teachers are busy in their personal works; they do not attend schools regularly. E.D.O Bakrani Mr. Liaquat Dahar visited the schools, Primary School Syed Bachal Shah, Hakim Sandilo and Ahisan Wahan and checked the record. He issued show cause notices to the ghost teachers.

Complete Story: ( Daily Awami Awaz Page No 5)

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Ghost Teacher did not attend school since 3 years

District Badin: Mr. Kantesh Kumar is Teacher at Primary School Nawab Dilwani, but he is not attending his duty since 3 years. He has depot another Private Teacher on his place by giving him 3000 rupees.

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Many Schools closed in District Sanghar

The Schools of Jhol, Dilawar Mori, Jam Nawaz Ali, New Abad, Bobi Station and other areas are closed since years. Hundreds of Teachers are taking salaries without attending schools; these Teachers are engaged in their personal works; thousands of Students are worried to get education; their dreams are shattered by these ghost Teachers.

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Effective Movement to be started against Black sheep

The Experts of Education in Sindh have shared their views on Education during Education Conference at Shaheed Benazir Abad. The Divisional Commissioner Mr. Jamal Mustafa Syed has said that Effective Steps will be taken against ghost Teachers and efficient steps will be promoted for education within a week. On that occasion Vice Chancellor Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Nausheshroferoz Mr. Arshad Saleem opined that there are a lot of reasons behind Ghost Teachers; strategy should be formulated to create better atmosphere for ensuring better attendance of the Teachers in the schools. Mr. Jami Chandio said that up to 62% children in Sindh are out of Schools and from the 10 lac population of Children only 48% are enrolled in the schools; he added that Karachi is on 55th number among 144 districts; whereas Nausheshroferoz 80Nawabshah 90 and Sanghar is on 105th number.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-11-10/page-5


Education officers told to submit schools’ enrolment data

The Sindh Education Department directed the District Education Officers (DEOs) and Directors Schools Education (DSEs) to submit data regarding enrolment of students, in government schools, of grades 1 to 10 by November 14. In a statement issued on Friday, Senior Programme Manager Reform Support Unit (RSU) Education and Literacy Department Ghulam Nabi said the provincial government provides approximately 4.2 million textbooks, free of charge, to government schools students belonging to grades 1 to 10.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-282860-Education-officers-told-to-submit-schools-enrolment-data

 

IVS students give their street a facelift

Karachi, once known as the city of lights, has now been blighted by the general apathy of its residents. The streets wear the look of a garbage dump and no wall is allowed to remain void of graffiti. But for students of the Indus Valley School (IVS), keeping the city clean is one’s own responsibility. Armed with broomsticks, paint brushes, garbage disposal bags and a whole lot of energy, the students as well as volunteers from the corporate sector took up the daunting task to uplift Street 33 of Clifton Block 2. What started as an assignment for the orientation class, quickly evolved into a monthly activity after the students were inspired by the ‘Indian ‘campaign from across the border?

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/787908/painting-it-green-ivs-students-give-their-street-a-facelift/

 

Urgent steps needed to improve education, health sectors’

Commissioner Shaheed Benazirabad Division Jamal Mustafa Syed said on Friday that in order to improve conditions in the sectors of education, local bodies and health, emergent steps were need of the time. Talking to the media at Darbar Hall on Friday, the commissioner said that deputy commissioners of Shaheed Benazirabad, Sanghar and Naushehro Feroze districts assisted by additional deputy commissioners would keep a vigil on the campaign being launched in the division against closed schools and ghost teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-282936-Urgent-steps-needed-to-improve-education-health-sectors

 

Lyari University to introduce education course

The Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University in Lyari (BBSU) will introduce a two-year education course in collaboration with the USAID-funded Pakistan Reading Project. This was announced by BBSU education faculty head Dr Fareeda Lodhi in a statement on Friday. Intermediate level education would be the eligibility criteria to get admission to the course under the Associated Degree of Education Programme. Lodhi said the course would be an alternative of CT and PTC, which were specialised courses in the teaching profession. The deserving students will also get scholarships for the programme on the basis of merit, she added.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-282867-Lyari-university-to-introduce-education-course

 

CPLC briefs students about its operations

The Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) on Friday organised a seminar to spread awareness regarding the workings of the institution, at Sir Adamjee Institute. CPLC official Abid Uzair while speaking at the seminar highlighted the efforts of the CPLC against curbing crime at every level and elaborated the functions of its departments operating voluntarily.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-282871-CPLC-briefs-students-about-its-operations

 

Many KU students may fail to get laptops

The management of the University of Karachi (KU) is in a fix to complete the required formalities before distribution of laptops on November 11 as many of the varsity graduates do not have validated educational record with the Higher Education Commission (HEC). As per details PMYP Chairperson Maryam Nawaz Shariff is scheduled to arrive at KU to distribute laptops amongst the varsity graduates in a ceremony on Tuesday. However, the university management has so far failed to finalize the names of its graduates, who would be awarded with laptops. Few weeks ago, a container having 3,870 laptops reached at the varsity. The management of the varsity woke-up with arrival of the container and they hurriedly contacted HEC to know the process. HEC told the varsity management that only those graduates would receive laptops who would have updated educational record in HEC.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=256065

 

Opinions/Editorials

 

Women’s Education by Mehvish Roshani

Pakistan is into troubles from the day of independence, as a result Pakistan is facing number of social and economic Issues.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102517459&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141110

 

Student’s bodies’ merit  by Irma Masood

The trend of student societies is gaining popularity in universities nowadays. They work professionally as an expert organization prevailing in the corporate work. Each society plans and conducts different sitting and programmes which provide training platforms for the students.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201411/09/comments-2.php