November 14, 2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

 

Malala vows to build school, college in Shangla

Speaking through a video-link at the ‘Malala Education Seminar’ here, she said most of the children in her native district were deprived of education due to financial constraints.Recalling past memories with joy and enthusiasm, Malala Yousafzai said her birthplace required more girls schools.

“The Shangla district is without schools and if some areas have educational institutions these are without basic facilities,” she maintained. Malala Yousafzai claimed that there still existed ghost schools in her home district. She added she had started education projects in Shangla and pledged that she would spend the prize money on education in her native district. “Twenty-five underprivileged children are being funded through this programme to get education at standard schools,” she claimed. She vowed that these children would be supported till completion of their education.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-284151-Malala-vows-to-build-school-college-in

http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102525230&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141114

http://tribune.com.pk/story/790988/struggle-for-education-malala-to-build-school-college-in-shangla/

 

Khattak lauds academic standard of Islamia College University

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak has lauded the academic standard of Islamia College University (ICU) Peshawar and its services for the academic development of the province. He was addressing the launching ceremony of a book on the history of Islamia College authored by Dr Lal Baha at Roos Keppel Hall of ICU on Thursday. The chief minister appreciated the work of Dr Lal Baha and said that Islamia College Peshawar and affection of people to the college had become a part of history and culture of the province. He said that Islamia College Peshawar was one of the parent institutions of the province to set foundation of higher education in. He said that the college was established in 1913 and became a university. It was parent institution of many schools and colleges, he said. `In fact Islamia College is still serving as mother of all institutions in this region,` he added.

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Students protest shortage of teachers  

The students of Degree College Banda Daud Shah staged a meeting here on Thursday to protest shortage of teachers and lack of other facilities at the college. The meeting, presided over by Raza Khan Khattak, was told that posts of science teachers were vacant at the college since long and students were facing problems owing to absence of teachers. The protesting students said that the authorities concerned didn`t accept their genuine demand. They said that they had to bring water in bottles from their homes as there was acute shortage of potable water in the college. They demanded provision of a bus to the college and said that the road leading to the college needed repair.

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Balochistan

 

The problems in Model High School Ziarat

Students are in trouble due to lack of facilities in Model High School Ziarat. The water availability is not enough and rooms are window less.

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 Teachers must fulfill their duties, government is taking steps for employees

Chief Minister Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch said that government is taking positive steps for the employees. Teachers must care about their duties along with their demand for rights.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102524083&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20141114

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The SESA raised voice against the appointment of junior teachers on higher posts

The Senior Educational Staff Association Balochistan is against the appointment of junior teachers on higher posts and asked the government to take action against it.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102523674&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20141114

 

A session of Board of advance study and research was held

The 96th session of Balochistan University Board of advance study and research was held and discussed the policies.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102523675&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20141114

 

Female Students will be facilitated

Member of National Assembly Naseema Hafiz said that we’ll provide furniture in schools and will do at our full potential to facilitate female students.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102523678&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20141114

 

Medical college in Nasirabad

Politicians in Nasirabad are willing to do for education and they will ask government to open a medical college here.

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Agriculture College should improve the quality of education

Pashtunkhwa students’ organization said that the quality of education in agricultural college should be improved.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-14-2014/Quetta/page2.asp 


AJ&K/GB/FATA

 

More scholarships for Fata students

The Fata Development Working Party has approved a plan to increase scholarships for tribal students from 200 to 2,000 while Montessori system of education would be introduced in 230 government schools across the tribal belt. A handout issued here said that the number of merit scholarships would be increased gradually. The decision was taken in a meeting held here at the Civil Secretariat, Fata, on Thursday which was chaired by additional chief secretary Mohammad Azam Khan. It said that steps would be taken to enhance quality of education in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and scholarships would be awarded to 2,000 deserving students. In addition Montessori system would be introduced and necessary equipment and facilities provided in the 230 schools.

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For the first time: Fata to get 230 Montessori systems, four year Bachelor’s degree programme

For the first time in the history of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), the government will establish 230 Montessori systems as well as a four years Bachelor’s degree programme at the college level will be introduced in all agencies of the region. Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) FATA Mohammad Azam Khan chaired a meeting in the FATA Secretariat on Monday about the 5th FATA Development Working Party (FDWP) in which the directors and officials from different departments participated. The meeting decided that the governor’s Special Protection Programme for widows and orphans will also be implemented on war footings in Fata.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/790861/for-the-first-time-fata-to-get-230-montessori-systems-four-year-bachelors-degree-programme/

 

Uniform education system

Abdu r Rasheed Turabi ( Jamat e Islami) said that unequal education system has divided the nation into parts.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-11-14&edition=ISL&id=1387865_7507


Islamabad

 

Pluralistic society: Govt asked to encourage inclusive education

Participants of a national consultation have urged the government to adopt ‘inclusionary’ policies in the educational sector to allow for a pluralistic and diverse society. Civil society members, government functionaries, academicians and other experts took part in the deliberation, which called for inclusive education to accommodate the marginalised groups, minorities and special persons.

Campaign Manager for Alif Ailaan Mosharraf Zaidi gave a presentation on out-of-school children, saying that many families from poor backgrounds make a conscious choice not to send their children to schools due to high costs and the poor quality of education in schools. They think that their children will end up getting no good jobs.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/790751/pluralistic-society-govt-asked-to-encourage-inclusive-education/

 

Universities must increase the quantity and quality of research

Federal Minister of Science and Technology praised the performance of NUST University and urged other universities to take steps to improve research.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102524971&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141114

 

Delay in approval of administrative and financial cases due to absence of Secretary Education

Secretary Education was out of country due to some official commitments but that tour took longer time and in his absence the approval of administrative and financial cases is getting delay.

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Improvement of traditional educational system

The Executive Director Higher Education Commission Dr. Mansoor said that public and private sectors should step forward for the improvement of education system.

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Evening shift abolished in two Islamabad Colleges

The Ministry of Capital Administration and Development (CAD) Thursday announced abolition of the evening shift at Islamabad Model College for Boys (Postgraduate), Sector H-9, and Islamabad Model College for Boys, H-8.

The decision has been taken in the light of directives of Minister of State for CAD Usman Ibrahim who on Wednesday had taken notice of continuation of evening shift in two colleges directing the concerned director of the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) to submit a report to him on November 17.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-284164-Evening-shift-abolished-in-two-Islamabad-colleges

 

AIOU intends to reform society with quality education, says new VC

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Shahid Siddiqui has said “We have to equip ourselves with the latest technologies and techniques in distant learning education otherwise our system will become obsolete in a short span of time.”

“We intend to promote university’s role for reformation of society through quality and meaningful education,” he shared while talking to ‘The News’. This was his first exclusive interview to any publication after taking charge as vice chancellor on October 9, 2014.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-284181-AIOU-intends-to-reform-society-with-quality-education-says-new-VC

 

Quality science education stressed

Speakers at a seminar expressed concern over the high number of `out of school` children in the country and pressed the government and the civil society to play a greater role in this regard. The seminar titled `Quality Science Education: Securing a Sustainable Future for all` was organised at Comsats to commemorate World Science Day. Speakers included educational experts such as Dr. Tariq Mahmood, Advisor Higher Education Commission (HEC), Dr. Faisal F. Khan, Dr. Fayyaz A. Faize, Salman Naveed Khan. Topics such as HEC`s role in improving educational standards and research in the country, new trends in life sciences, and entrepreneurial nature of modern science and challenges of quality science education in Pakistan were discussed.

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‘Quality education vital for national progress’

UNESCO has urged all the stakeholders to renew their commitment to create a scientifically literate knowledge-based society for all, with sustainable development as a top priority which is need of the hour especially in Pakistan. Vibeke Jensen, Director of UNESCO Office Islamabad, said this while speaking at the World Science Day seminar titled ‘Quality Science Education: Securing a Sustainable Future for all’ held here to commemorate the World Science Day. The seminar was organised by COMSATS and ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF), in collaboration with UNESCO office Islamabad on Thursday. Dr Ishfaq Ahmad, former advisor to PM on Science and Technology and founder of various scientific institutions of the country, was the chief guest at the event.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-11-14/page-14/detail-5

 
Punjab

 

Threat against international schools

Law enforcement agencies have been directed to tighten security around international schools following intelligence reports that Al-Qaeda militants might be targeting them in the near future. According to sources, following the alert the police were directed to deploy personnel around the buildings and ensure thesafety of employees. American schools are especially vulnerable, sources said. The security alert was issued after the attack on two policemen in a targeted attack in Sadigabad area of Rawalpindi. `Police is taking all possible measures to avert any attack and ensure the safety of schools and their employees,` a senior police officer said.-Mohammad Asghar.

Complete Story:

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http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102524972&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141114

 

Headmaster get punished

EDO Rawalpindi expropriated 2 increments of headmaster due to the violence against teacher.

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A biometric system introduced to ensure teachers’’ attendance

Schools Department Punjab introduced A biometric system introduced to ensure teachers’’ attendance in Punjab.

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Pilot project of Interactive classroom technology has been started

Pilot project of Interactive classroom technology by Punjab Education Foundation has been started. Students will aware of all updates through this syaytem.

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Right direction: More girls are going to school now than 10 years ago

The Plan International Pakistan released a report on Thursday showing a slight improvement in the state of girls’ education in the country. The report was launched at a seminar hosted by Plan International Pakistan and the National Rural Support Programme. According to the report, titled Because I am a Girl, more girls are now going to primary schools. In 2000, it says, there were only 92 girls in schools for every 100 boys. By 2011, this had increased to 97 girls for every 100 boys. Plan International Pakistan Acting Country Director Imran Shami said efforts should be made to end discrimination and violence against girls. The government should increase the annual budget to educate them, he said.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/790854/right-direction-more-girls-are-going-to-school-now-than-10-years-ago/

 

The exams in March

Parents in Murree demanded to conduct exams of primary and middle level in March.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-11-14&edition=ISL&id=1388113_28236812

 

Mismanagement in Community Schools Project

Planning Commission, Education Ministry, Federal audit and Establishment Division stated the promotions in Community School Project as illegal promotions.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-11-14&edition=ISL&id=1388166_30203245

 

To centralize the marking of answer sheets, a pilot project has been prepared

A pilot project has been prepared by Rawalpindi board to centralize the marking of Matric and Inter exams.

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The issue of budget for appointments

Chakwal Educators needs new appointments, the list has been prepared but they had to reduce vacancies due to the lack of budget.

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Teachers demanded to stop NTS test

Teachers said that it is not good for unemployed person to pay fee for NTS tests.

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Laptop distribution

Students in Chakwal are not happy with the laptop distribution they said that there are students who are on merit list but didn’t get laptop.

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A session of Punjab Teachers Union

A session of Punjab Teachers Union will be held at 18th November to discuss the future planning.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-11-14/page-2

 

PERA took action against the illegal parking by private educational institute.

Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority sent notification to 46 private institutes against the illegal parking.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-11-14/page-3

 

Educational board banned the local migration of students

All 9 boards of Punjab has banned the local migration of students, this decision will not allow many students to appear in Matric exams.

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Construction of new colleges

The land has been purchased for the construction of five new colleges in Rawalpindi

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Education top priority of govt.: minister

SPEAKERS, including Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan on Thursday at an event held at a local hotel, said the girl child bears more problems of forced marriage, violence, denial to education, and poverty than boy child in Pakistani society. He said the government is giving priority to early education of the children in Punjab. The minister said by establishing over 1100 Early Childhood Education (ECE) centres in the province, Punjab is far ahead of any other province in giving the attention to the early childhood education. He said that in Punjab the government is spending maximum budget on the education and has declared education emergency and most of the education targets have also been achieved and some surpassed. The minister lauded the Plan International and National Rural Support Programme (NRSP) for establishing over 100 ECE centres in three flood affected districts of Southern Punjab including Muzaffargarh, Layyah and Rajanpur.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-284135-Education-top-priority-of-govt-minister

 

China Studies Centre set up at GCU

Punjab government’s Higher Education Department (HED) has established a centre of excellence for China studies at Government College University (GCU) under the directives from Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, who allocated a seed money of Rs 30 million for the centre. Chinese Embassy Cultural Counsellor Zhang Yingbao, Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman and Secretary HED Abdullah Sumbal Thursday jointly inaugurated the China studies centre on behalf of the chief minister. The university has established the centre at the historical Old Gymnasium Building, built in 1858. John Lockwood Kipling, father of Rudyar Kipling, referred this building as Dark Bungalow in his book. He said the centre, besides research at the postgraduate level, would initiate diploma and certificates in China Studies.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-284124-China-Studies-Centre-set-up-at-GCU

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Laptop scheme for students lauded

PROVINCIAL Minister for Excise, Taxation and Finance Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has commended the vision of Shahbaz Sharif for launching of a new phase of free distribution scheme of the laptops among the matriculate students and now the matriculate students, scoring 78 percent and above marks, will also benefit from this scheme. He told the media that total one lakh students will get laptops on merit during the current fiscal year in all the categories. He said the government has been giving special attention to the improvement of the school education for the last six years and 140,000 school teachers have been recruited purely on merit in the province. He further said that Rs. 274 billion will be spent on the education sector during the current fiscal year which is 26.25 percent of the total budget of the province.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-284146-Laptop-scheme-for-students-lauded

 

The curious case of PUCIT principal`s appointment

The Lahore High Court has directed the Punjab University vice chancellor to examine the appointment of Prof Dr Mansoor Sarwar as professor as well as principal of PU College of Information Technology (PUCIT) since 2010. Prof Sarwar`s `appointments` have been challenged for being in violation of eligibility criteria and the university calendar. Following the appointment of Mr Sarwar as professor as well as principal on Dec 6, 2010, PU Geology Department`sProf Dr Nasir Ahmed, who is also president of teachers` Academic Group in the university, had challenged both the appointments, alleging that they were made illegally.

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Schedule for final exam of matric announced

Final Exams of Matriculation under the Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) will start from 2nd March 2015. According to the Board Spokesman Arsalan Cheema, last date to submit admission form with single fee is December 9,2014 and 18th December for double fee, while 31st December would be the last date to submit admission form with triple fee. However regular institutes would get online form for students and will send hardcopies to concerned board office. Moreover the private candidates who are appearing for the first time will pay Rs. 800 for registration besides admission fee. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/14-Nov-2014/schedule-for-final-exam-of-matric-announced

 

UVAS book fair 2014 and training workshop

The Library of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore (UVAS) arranged a concluding ceremony of book fair 2014 in the City Campus Lahore here on Thursday.

Also, a two-day training workshop titled ‘Advanced Diagnostics in Parasitology organised by Department of Parasitology of the University of Veterinary and Animals Sciences (UVAS) Lahore, began here on Thursday. The workshop is to provide the professionals with state-of-the-art knowledge and essential practical training to all the participants. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-14/page-14/detail-10

 

MOU signed between ICAP, IOBM to enhance collaboration in accounting

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and Institute of Business Management (IoBM) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The MOU was signed by Yaqoob Suttar, President ICAP and Talib Karim , Rector IoBM. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Operating Officer, ICAP Mr. Khalid Rahman said “This collaboration is a significant association between a high ranked business school, IoBM and the leading accounting body of the nation, ICAP and would lay the foundation of an innovative working relationship and give rise to new valuable opportunities for the youth in accounting profession. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=256342

 

Punjab Science Fair: Students present research projects

Students from all across Punjab presented research-based projects in the categories of biology, chemistry, computer sciences, mathematics and physics at the a science fair which concluded on Thursday. Projects will be assessed by a panel of renowned judges, with winners eligible to compete at the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair which will be held from May 10 to 15 in Pittsburgh, USA.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/790931/punjab-science-fair-students-present-research-projects/

 

Sindh

 

I-SAPS and Alif Ailaan organized seminar at Hyderabad

A Seminar was organized at Hyderabad by I-SAPS and Alif Ailaan for the promotion and policy of Education in Sindh. Various Officers and Leaders including, PPP District President Mr. Zahid Bhurgri, SUP Leader Mr. Dodo Muheri, AJP Leader Mr. Mukhtar Abbasi, Chairman Hari Committee Mr. Punhal Saryo, PTI Mr. Khawand Bux Samejo and others. It was declared that, 238000 children are deprived of getting admission in the Schools; 37% Schools are lacking the facility of Water; 22% Toilets, 19% Electricity and 30% Schools are without compound walls; and thousands of schools are closed. Government is silent to take action against these problems and solve.

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Villagers protest against school closure

Many Schools are closed in Kasbo, District Dadu. Villagers protested and declared that schools are closed because of non-seriousness of Government. U.C toor Girls School is closed since 13 years; Kasbo Middle School, Naag jo Khooh, Ladho Dero Primary School, and others are closed. Villagers protested to restore these schools on priority basis.

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More than 20 Schools closed in Shaikh Bhirkyo

District Tando Allah Yar: More than 20 Schools of U.C sheikh Bhirkyo including the villages Musa Brohi, Daad Brohi, Haji Bheel, Darya Khan Thaheem, Sajan Nizamani and Jaan Muhammad Wasaan are closed since years. Officers are confined to statements only; they do not take serious action against ghost Schools.

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240 Teachers on Visa System by the Supervisors

It is declared that more than 240 Teachers are on Visa in Taluka Ratodero, District Larkana. These teachers are appointed in record only and their presence in the schools is not mentioned. But the Education officers say that these Teachers are transfered in other Schools.

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School closed since years

Primary School village Shah Nawaz Khoso, near Garhi Hassan District Jacobabad is closed since years. The students are looking at the ways of Teachers who are getting their salaries at Homes. The villagers told that this school is being neglected by the Teachers.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-14/news/page3/1%20(36).htm

 

School Closed since 5 months

Primary School village Dhani Dino Ghanghro, District Naushehro Feroz is closed since five months. Mr. Badar Ghanghro, a resident, told that education officers are corrupt and they have favored teachers and have left them on Visa. School building is in decaying condition.

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Ghost Teachers lists ready in District Ghotki

Commissioner Mr. Muhammad Abbas Baloch has said that ghost teachers’ lists have been prepared in five Districts; these Teachers are busy in doing their duty in NGOS and Media.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-14/news/page8/1%20(31).htm

 

40 Thousand Teachers are conformed to be Ghost Teachers

According to the recent reports, about 40 Thousand Ghost Teachers have been found in the Sindh education department. These Teachers are mostly working in NGOs and Media; Females are found more than male Ghost Teachers and these female Teachers are engaged in their home activities.

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12 Ghost Teachers are terminated from Mehran T.V Channel

Mr. Ghulam Nabi Morani, founder of the Mehran T.V Channel, has terminated 12 Ghost Teachers from his channel. These Teachers were appointed in the time of Chief Minister Mr. Arbab Rahim and they have been engaged in Media activities without attending their Government duties. They are being supported by the political persons.

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Hundreds of Schools closed in Ghora Bari

District Thatta: Hundreds of schools of ghora bari are closed due to non-seriousness of government. Government girls Primary School Allah Bachayo Khushk, Sulaiman Khushk, School Mama Ali Khushk and others are closed since years. The residents declared that their children are deprived of education and they are pushed back to work in the fields.

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Education Officer visits Schools

District Ghotki: Education Officer Mr. Hussain Bux Mahar visited the Schools including Ghotki High School, Ayub Lahkan and Jahan Pur. He found low attendance in the schools. He told that Ghost Teachers are now attending schools.

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Primary School closed, Protest

Villagers protested before Divisional Education Office against school closure.

Primary School village Daleel Zardari Moro District Nausheshro Feroz is closed since months; villagers protested before Education Office and raised slogans for the restoration of School. They added that more than 200 students are deprived of Education and Teachers are on Visa.

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PPP MPA’s School approval for Asu Bai

PPP MPA Mr. Taimoor Talpur visited the school of Asu Bai at Kunri; he appreciated her efforts for volunteer school for children; he also approved school building for her to carry-over her efforts for education. He said, education is the right of every child and Asu Bai is performing that duty to provide education to brighten-up the name of Sindh Province.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130208410&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141114

 

120 Schools in 7 Districts of Sindh by USAID

America has supported Education on various platforms through USAID. With the Program of Sindh Basic Education 55 Million Dollars have been released and 120 New Schools will be Build in the 7 Districts of Sindh excluding Karachi.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130208572&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141114

 

Deputy Commissioners visit Schools

The Deputy Commissioners of Nawabshah and Sanghar visited different Schools and checked the record. They said, Ghost Teachers will not be favored at any state; they also said, absent students’ parents should be informed about the attendance of their children.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102523763&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20141114

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http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-11-14/page-11

 

Villagers protest against EDO Education

District Shikarpur: The residents of village Pir Dino, village Rajib Tart and others protested against EDO Lakhi Mr. Syed Muhammad Shah for school closures. They told media that, since 5 years 35 Primary Schools are closed; hundreds of protests have been observed but nothing seems positive on the part of Education Department. They added, children are deprived of the right of Education and are roaming and working in the fields.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-14/news/page2/1%20(1).htm

Students, factory workers to be trained in disaster management

All factories, schools and colleges in Karachi’s District Central (DC) would be departed training on disaster management. The trainees would be taught ways to strengthen coordination between departments during a disaster. These decisions were taken in a meeting of the District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) held at the Deputy Commissioner Central Dr Saifur Rehman’s office on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-284108-Students-factory-workers-to-be-trained-in-disaster-management

 

School rebuilt by USAID opens

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) senior policy adviser for Sindh and Balochistan Dr Randy Hatfield has said that the aim of the agency`s development programmes, particularly in the education sector, is to strengthen US-Pakistan relations.

`We are also working in the health sector, focusing on mother and child healthcare programmes, in Pakistan,` he said while spealcing as the chief guest at a ceremony held here on Thursday for the inauguration of the Govt Boys Primary School, Dost Mohammad Maher. The school has been rehabilitated by the USAID after it, along with many others, was destroyed in the 2011 floods in Sindh.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=14_11_2014_119_004

http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-11-14/page-14

 

PAC settles Rs1.9m account of Sukkur education board

The Sindh Assembly Public Accounts Committee has advised all public sector universities and the boards of intermediate and secondary education to produce all relevant documents of expenditures incurred during the financial year before audit teams and get them verified so that issues need not to be taken up at the PAC. The PAC, which met in the old assembly building on Thursday with its member Lal Chand Ukrani in the chair, settied two of the three draft paras of the audit report for the year 2009-10 of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Sukkur. The paras, which were settled, pertain to `non-accountal` of stores articles costing Rs1.608 million and nonadjustment/ recovery of temporaryadvances of Rs0.373 million.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=14_11_2014_118_007

 

Need of Internet highlighted at KU

A workshop on “Internet of Everything” organised by Department of Computer Science University of Karachi, on Thursday at UBIT Seminar Hall. The main part which elaborated the tagline of the workshop IoE was conducted by M. Noman Ali, Assistant Professor and Academy Coordinator in Cisco Support Centre CTTC. He explained IoE as “every computing device must be connected to a network: 99% of the unconnected devices are expected to be on a network by 2020”. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-14/page-2/detail-8

 

Opinions/ Editorials

 

Health and education not priorities in Punjab by Dr. Pervez Tahir

While chairing a meeting on health reforms last week, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif claimed education and health sectors to be his top priorities.

Education fares worse than health. In the 2014-15 budget, the share of this sector was 19.7 per cent, substantially down from 29.2 per cent in the revised budget of the previous year. Again, Punjab was a poor third, compared with 30.1 per cent in K-P, 21.9 per cent in Balochistan and 18.8 per cent in Sindh. With more than half of the out-of-school children in the country hailing from Punjab and the obligation to fulfil the requirements of Article 25-A of the Constitution, one would expect the largest allocation in the education sector budget for the sub-sector of primary education

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/790709/health-and-education-not-priorities-in-punjab/

 

What is the HEC doing? By Syed Muhammad Ali

At the end of this past month, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) issued a very perturbing circular instructing all degree-awarding academic institutions to “remain vigilant and forestall any activity that in any manner challenge(s) the ideology and principles of Pakistan, and/or perspective of the Government of Pakistan thereof”.

Apparently, the HEC directive was instigated by the recent controversy unleashed at a model UN event organised by the Faculty of Management Sciences at Islamabad’s International Islamic University (IIU).

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/790725/what-is-the-hec-doing/

 

Educational Institutions by Farah Naz

The statistics of 2000-2004 tells that annually 445,000 students complete graduation still the illiteracy rate is high in Pakistan. We need a uniform education system along with many reforms.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102524182&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141114

 

Absent teachers of Sindh by Hassan Mujtaba

Teachers are being appointed in Sindh by feudal politicians. They appoint many teachers without fulfilling the criteria.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-14-2014/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=06_07.gif

 

Change the Education System by Moazam Ali Khan

We talk about the change in curriculum but along with it we strongly need to improve our education system. Education is a provincial matter rather federal.

Complete Story: Khabrein page no. 10

 

Letters to the Editor

 

Neglecting education

ISLAMABAD: Education is believed to be the backbone for the progress and development of any country. Pakistan is in its developing stage so it is in dire need of a highly educated workforce, which can be absorbed by the job market to produce better products and services. One of the major problems confronting the education sector in the country is that of ghost schools. A ghost school is a school on paper — which is registered, receives a budget, but does not function in practical terms. It has no teachers, no students and no regular classes. Such schools seem to be a normal feature in many parts of Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/790652/neglecting-education/

 

Neglecting education (II)

The flaws of the education system in Pakistan affect our economy, and exacerbate our ethnic and sociopolitical crises. The other key problem in Pakistan’s educational apparatus comes from deep-seated gender discrimination. The current primary school ratio of boys and girls enrolled is 10:4, which is a cause of huge concern. The total budget allocated to education is very low — making for a very small percentage of the total GDP.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/790728/neglecting-education-ii/

 

HEC office for Balochistan

Balochistan is the biggest province of Pakistan in terms of area from where thousands of candidates get higher educational degrees from different institutions of the country every year. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is the only organisation entitled to verify degrees, which is an essential element if one has to apply for any job within or outside the country. Unfortunately, there is no HEC office in Balochistan and we have to go to the Islamabad office to get our paperwork taken care of.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/14-Nov-2014/hec-office-for-balochistan