November 11, 2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhua


 Govt urged to provide transport facility to female teachers

The district chapter of All Primary Teachers Association has demanded the provincial government to provide free transport facility to female schoolteachers posted in the schools located in the far-flung areas in the district. The association held a meeting on Sunday, with district president Haji Abdul Rahim in the chair. Provincial office-bearers were also present on the occasion. The meeting discussed matters pertaining to rationalisation policy, time scale promotion formula, problems faced by primary school head teachers and female teachers posted in the schools of remote areas. It also took up matters relating to ensuring attendance of teachers in schools and bringing improvement in the learning environment.

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Protest against privatisation of technical institutes

The employees of the Directorate of Technical Education and Manpower Training Khyber Pakhtunkhwa here on Monday protested the proposed privatisation of technical institutes in the province. The protest was led by Assistant Director Alamzeb Khan, Technical and Vocational Instructor Association president Shehzad Jamil, Malik Aftab Ahmad and Azhar Ali Shah along with dozens of workers. The protesting employees, who gathered outside the Peshawar Press Club, were holding placards and banners inscribed with slogans against the proposed privatisation.Talking to reporters, the association’s president said the government had planned to privatise all institutions working under the Technical and Vocational Educational Training Agency.

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Governor forms committee to review draft bill to amend KP Universities Act-2012

The changes in the bill to amend the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Universities Act-2012 forced the governor to form a high-powered committee to review the bill and submit him the final report within 15 days, reliable sources told The News. The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government was determined to table the amendment bill in the provincial assembly and get it approved as law amid stiff resistance from the vice-chancellors of public sector universities. On Monday, a high-level meeting was held at the Governor’s House with Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan in the chair to discuss the draft before sending it to the provincial cabinet. But to the astonishment of the participants of the meeting, glaring changes were seen in the final draft than the one proposed by the reforms group, the sources said. The Higher Education Department had completely changed the proposed draft, the sources said.

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Resources for Education

Secteray Education Abdul Saboor Kakar said that we will use all resources to promote Education

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Iqbal teaching beacon of light for students

The speakers here Monday paid glowing tributes to Poet of the East Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal on his 137th birth day observed onNovember 9 and termed his teachings and poetry as beacon of light for people including students. These views were expressed by Ameer Wali Principal Government Centennial Model High School, Liaqat Ali Khan former Director Education AKES, Haji Yar Khan Assistant Director Allama Iqbal Open University,  Dr Israrullah Khan District Health Officer, Ziauddin President All Teachers Association Chitra, Wazir Muhammad Chairman Chitral Community Development Network and Israrullah President Insaf Student Federation during a function held to pay tributes to national poet Dr Allama Iqbal on his birthday. They termed Dr Iqbal poetry and political struggle for awakening the Muslims of South Asia to get a separate homeland was beacon of light of people and students of the modern age.

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Pakistan schools association observe ‘I am not Malala’ day

A network of private schools on Monday observed ‘I am not Malala’ day to condemn Nobel laureate and teenage girls rights activist for her alleged support for controversial British novelist Salman Rushdie.
All Pakistan Private Schools Federation, which last year banned the Malala’s memoir “I am Malala”, organised the “I am not Malala” day. In a statement, the federation president Mirza Kashif Ali alleged that “Malala has nexus with Salman Rushdie and Taslima Nasrin”. He said Malala’s book, written with British journalist Christina Lamb, was too sympathetic to Rushdie. Ali said Rushdie’s book was clearly “anti-Islam” and by supporting him, Malala has joined his club. “We severely condemned the chapter of the book in which Rushdie’s book has been mentioned as freedom of expression by Malala while referring to father’s views,” said Ali.

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Fraud of a Principal

Principal of a fake School has taken away millions rupees of school fee in G 10-4 Islamabad.

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Verification of Degrees

Ministry of National Health Services announced verification of Degrees of Government and Medical Students.

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500 students to be selected in Rs100 million talent hunt

The government, in the current fiscal year, has allocated development funds worth Rs100 million for a Science Talent Hunt Farming Scheme under which the brightest 500 students will be selected from all over the country at the matriculation level, and nurtured and supported all the way to PhDs. “This scheme will produce another noble laureate like Professor Abdus Salam one day,” said Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid at the World Science Day for Peace and Development event at Pakistan Sciences Foundation (PSF) on Monday. The theme for this year was ‘Quality Science Education — ensuring a sustainable future for all’. He said that Quaid-e-Azam’s vision of an educated and technologically advanced Pakistan is especially relevant today when developments in science and globalisation have clearly brought out the need for a knowledge-based economy. “Dr Salam would also often emphasise the need to enhance expenditure on basic science for the development of a country’s technology infrastructure,” he commented.

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Master trainers development programme begins at HEC

The 23rd Master Trainers-Faculty Professional Development Programme (MT-FPDP) began at Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad on Monday. Thirty faculty members from public sector universities across Pakistan are participating in the programme. So far, 624 faculty members have been trained through 22 batches of MT-FPDP and are now serving as Master Trainers in their respective institutions. MT-FPDP is an eight-week in-service, professional teaching certificate programme, designed for higher education teaching faculty to develop their research and other professional skills. The programme aims to enable university teachers to use innovative teaching strategies and communication skills that blend academic concepts with workplace applications.

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Traffic edu to get place in school curriculum

Subjects comprising traffic rules and road safety concepts will be included in the curriculum from primary to matriculation level as a compulsory subject, as all the four provincial governments have given their consent in this regard. The idea of including traffic rules in the curriculum was the brainchild of Inspector General National Highways & Motorway Police, Zulfiqar Ahamd Cheema. He believed it was necessary to impart traffic sense to the road users at earlier stage, as the subject of road safety was also incorporated in school curriculum of all the developed countries, said a press release issued here on Monday. The press release said that motorway police forwarded its request to include subjects related to road safety and traffic rules in the curriculum that was accepted by all the provincial governments.

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Too poor to attend a public university

Each passing day makes it more difficult for Fawad Khan to manage his studies along with his part-time job. The 22-year-old has come to Islamabad from Karak in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to do a Masters at the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI). `I used to give home tuitions to meet my monthly expenses and pay my fees at the university but it became difficult to manage with the varying timings of my classes,` he said. Fawad is the eldest among his siblings and is working to fulfil his father`s dream of educating his children. His father, who died eight years ago, was a labourer who had himself not attended school.

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AIOU students to get laptops

The Allama Iqbal Open University has asked its students to avail themselves of the Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme. In a circular issued here, the AIOU said students, who had registered themselves for any master’s or four-year bachelor of science programme with its departments in Spring 2012 and afterwards, should sent their particulars, including name, father’s name, enrolment number, enrolment date and computerised national identity card number, to the email address,, without delay. It said the data would be forwarded to the Higher Education Commission to check eligibility for laptops to be given under Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme.

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IIU opens genetic engineering lab

The International Islamic University has set up its first applied biotechnology and genetic engineering laboratory on female campus. The lab has been set up with the grant given under the HEC-NRPU project with assistant professor Dr Nyla Jabeen in the lead. IIU Rector Dr Masoom Yasinzai inaugurated the lab during a special function, where a good number of teachers and students were in attendance. Speaking on the occasion, the rector appreciated the efforts of all faculty members, especially Dr Nyla Jabeen, for starting innovative and applied research projects in order to provide research facilities to female students.

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PMDC says five QAU degrees not recognised

The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has declared five post graduate programmes offered by Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) ‘unrecognised’. PMDC has issued public notices in newspapers warning parents and students against seeking admission in QAU’s MPhil programmes in biochemistry, molecular biology, productive physiology and microbiology, along with the MD programme in general medicine. All these programmes, the notice said, have not been recognised by the regulatory body.

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Negligence of Education Department

Due to negligence of Education Department Four Thousand Schools don’t have any Principal.

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No more Metric with Science

Board of Education with consultation of Punjab Education Ministry disallowed the rule of Private Examination of Metric with Science Subjects.

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Failed Students cannot take admission again

Teachers along with Parents are Seriously worried on the new Policy of Punjab Government. According to the Policy Failed Student of Ninth class will be unable to take admission again in any school of Pakistan.

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Teachers are being targeted

Punjab Teachers union said that Government is Economically targeting Teachers without even Listening to them.

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Lack of Teachers

Mohri Barsal Girls Model School lacks teaching staff. Students are worried about losing precious year of study.

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Punjab Education Foundation has arranged one-day training workshop on rapid assessment practises in mathematics for its subject specialists (mathematics) attached with different private schools partnering under subject based support program in various districts. Continuous Professional Development Program department director Bushra Saeed Khan arranged the workshop and concerned staff of other departments in the head office also attended it. On the occasion, a three-member team of ‘tele taleem’ briefed the participants about holding of computerised quality assurance test.

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ACCA Pakistan and Higher Education Department (HED) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of providing access to globally relevant professional accountancy qualification to students of public educational institutions in Punjab. ACCA Foundation Diploma’s recognition as a qualification that sets the foundations right for students who seek to acquire a professional accountancy qualification going forward is acknowledged by Higher Education Department, Government of Punjab. Developing on this, Government of Punjab and ACCA will be working together to improve the standard of commerce education imparted at the government colleges in Punjab. The focus of the MoU revolves around the accreditation of the D.Com programme with the ACCA Foundation Diploma.

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Australia to help promote tech education

AUSTRALIA will provide technical assistance to Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) for the promotion of technical education and vocational training system across Punjab. According to a press release, TEVTA Chairperson Irfan Qaiser Shaikh while addressing the officers at TEVTA Secretariat here on Monday claimed that Australian High Commissioner Mr Peter Heyward, in a meeting at his Embassy office, pledged to support technical assistance to TEVTA Punjab. Chief Operating Officer Jawad Ahmed Qureshi and other Officers were also present at this occasion. Irfan Qaiser said Australia would collaborate to enhance technical skills and upgrade the standard of curricula to meet the challenges of local and international market.

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PUASA condemns statements against admin

A large number of elected members of Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA), Senate, Syndicate and Teachers’ Front have condemned the recent statements and a pamphlet issued by President ASA Dr Ahsan Sharif, secretary Javed Sami, Dr Mansoor Sarwar and Dr Shaukat Ali against the administration. In a press statement and pamphlet signed by 23 out of 26 members of Teachers Front who are elected to PUASA, Syndicate and Senate, including Prof Dr Amir Ejaz, Dr Hafiz Muhammad Rafiq, Dr Mahboob Hussain, Dr Amir Hashmi, Dr Abdul Qayyum Chaudhry and others said that the ASA President and Secretary and the self-declared president of Teachers Front Dr Mansoor Sarwar had not taken them into confidence before issuing such statements and pamphlets. They said that these teachers were allegedly misusing the name of Teachers Front and the forum of Academic Staff Association and did not enjoy the support of majority of elected members.

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Call for innovation in school health programme

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Nutrition Officer Dr Quratul Ain has said that there is a need for innovation in management of the school health programme in Punjab. She said this in a meeting organised by Nur Centre for Research and Policy (NCRP). The United Nations (UN), civil society organisations (CSOs) and representatives of heath and education departments on Monday came together in a rare show of solidarity, pledging their commitment towards institutionalisation of school health programme in the province. NCRP, endowed by Nur Foundation and the technical arm of Fatima Memorial Hospital, is a policy think tank that offers research, policy advice, technical assistance and capacity enhancement across the health, education and social sectors through a consortium of consultants and public health experts.

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Middle school exams: PEC to produce ‘master trainers’ in each district

The Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) plans to train two teachers from each district as master trainers to conduct examinations and prepare the results for grades five and eight. The master trainers will also be tasked with preparing evaluation reports for teachers’ performance and students’ learning achievements. The idea has not gone down well with teachers, who argue that it would be a futile exercise unless subject specialists and experts were inducted in the PEC to train them. They also said that the body should be devolved to district and tehsil level and populated by professional staff to get the desired results. The master trainers will further train 40 teachers in their respective districts every year to prepare them to make arrangements for conducting exams and preparing evaluation reports on teachers’ performance and students’ learning.

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Sessions court rejects plea to order case against PU VC

An additional district and sessions judge (AD&SJ) on Monday dismissed a petition filed by a sacked Punjab University (PU) teacher, seeking orders to register criminal case against Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran in alleged fake degree case of former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani’s son Abdul Qadir Gillani. Dr Zaid Mahmood had filed the petition, seeking provision of copy of the inquiry report into the degree case of Qadir Gillani and registration of case against the vice chancellor. Counsel for the respondent, Malik Awais Khalid, submitted that the PU had dismissed Dr Mahmood in a plagiarism case and that he had filed the petition because of personal grudge.

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IUB will launch a satellite soon: VC

The Islamia University Bahawalpur in collaboration with the SUPARCO will soon launch a satellite to explore the space. This was stated by IUB Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Rao Muhammad Afzal Khan at the inaugural ceremony of the World Space Week on Monday. He claimed that the project would be a milestone in the history of the university and students struggle in space technology. SUPARCO Director Shuja Taimoori said that the first satellite in the world was launched on October 4, 1957, while Pakistan launched its first Satellite Rehbar in 1962 and became the 10th country in the world and 3rd in Asia that successfully launched the satellites. He said that more satellites and rockets would be launched till 2017, while Pak Sat-I and Pak Sat-R were currently in space and providing necessary information.

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Suspended Teachers protest to get restored

Taluka Sakrand District Nawabshah: More than 200 Teachers and Lower Staff were suspended in 1998; still they are in the clash of restoration. They organized a meeting where it was decided that on 24th November a protest will be organized before Zardari House for their demands.

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Teachers absent from School

Primary School village Haji Daleel Zardari District Moro is running without Teachers. Villagers told that since two months Teachers are absent; students are worried because their future is taking them towards darkness. They added that about 150 students’ future is on the verge of devastation.

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Many schools closed Teachers on Visa

Nawa Jatoi, District Nausheshro Feroz: Many schools are closed in the adjacent villages including Nawa Jatoi Middle School, Primary School Tawakal Khoso, Primary School Sahab Khan and others. These schools are closed because of Ghost Teachers and non-compliance of government officers; funds are knocked-back; students’ future is destroyed deliberately.

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Secretary Education Suspends 4 officers

Four officers of Treasury Department of Nawabshah are found involved in corruption of 84 Million and suspended by the Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho.

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Primary School closed since 7 Years

District Larkana: Primary Boys School village Farid Abad is closed since Seven Years and the Teacher is on Visa. Villagers protested for restoration of the school telling that Duty Teachers has migrated from the village leaving school closed; hundreds of children are deprived of education.

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140 Schools closed since years

Kotri Kabir Taluka Mehrabpur, District Nausheshro Feroz: More than 140 school including Primary boys and girls are closed since years; Teachers are absent from the schools and are taking their salaries at homes; thousands of students are kept aloof from education and left to work in the fields.

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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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Many schools closed in Kadhan

Schools of villages, Jumo Khan Sabero, Sono Khan Chandio, Shafi Muhammad, Nawab Ali Jamali and others at Union Council Kadhan District Badin are closed since years. Teachers of these schools are free of their duties. Villagers demanded from the higher authorities to take serious notice of the issue and restore schools.

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Rally for education promotion and Ghost Teachers

Muslim Students Fedration and other social organizations organized a rally for education promotion and Ghost Teachers at Naro, District Khair Pur Mirs.

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Protest against Stoppage of Sindhi Language Teaching at Private Schools

Sindh Taraqi Pasand Students Federation organized protest before press club Larkana against Stoppage of Sindhi Language Teaching at Private Schools.

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7 Schools were close during the visit of Education Officer

Education Officer Mr. Hussain Bux Mahar told media that during his visit of schools in villages, Punhu Waseer, Sufi Rafique Ahmed, Pir Khan Mehmood and others, he found that attendance of students was low and many of the teachers were absent.

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Education officers Hurdle in the Movement against Ghost Teachers

General Secretary Jamiat E Ulmae Pakistan Mr. Karamat Rajpoot has declared that Education Officers are hurdle in the ways of Movements against Ghost Teachers; they want to get that movement failed.

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First day of school: St Mary’s to celebrate 125 years of education

Towards the end of the late 19th century, a few Goan and European families, primarily railway employees, started moving to Sukkur. Once they settled down, these families decided that it was time to ask the Bishop of Bombay to find them a priest and as they became more comfortable in the area, they decided that it was also time to set up a school for their children. This is how, nearly 125 years ago, the St Mary’s High School was established.

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Sindh Senior Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said the provincial government would prior to establishment of a University in Hyderabad look for appropriate venue and availability of required funds for the University. He was responding to a question raised by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) member provincial assembly (MPA) from Hyderabad, Muhammad Rashid Khilji. The MQM MPA Muhammad Rashid Khilji had on the matter stated on the floor of the House that the populous of Hyderabad had reached beyond 4 million and there were around 1.6 million students yet deprived of an academic institution up to the level of a University.

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Road safety to be included in school syllabi

Traffic rules and road safety subjects will be included as compulsory chapters at both primary and secondary levels and recommended syllabus in this regard has been submitted to the federal government with the consent of all four provincial governments. The Inspector General of National Highways and Motorway Police Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema in a statement issued on Monday said that curriculum had been accepted by the provincial governments.

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Int’l schools olympiad begins today

The International Schools Educational Olympiad (ISEO) organised and hosted by the Karachi High School would begin on Tuesday (today) at the ISEO venue in Civil Lines. The four-day event would conclude with a ceremony on November 14, the ISEO spokeswoman said on Monday. The inter-school competition focuses on providing a competitive environment for promoting education and learning, she added. The participants include students of grade 4 up to A-Levels/Intermediate.

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Students take out rally for job letters

Scores of Students who had passed NTS test, protested against the education department for not providing them offer letters of the primary teacher job.

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