November 17, 2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhua

 

KP govt restoring old syllabus

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has begun restoring school and college curriculum by including the lessons deleted by the previous government. The relevant officials said during the last government, lessons tending to create a sense of nationalism and those with positive impact of Islamic history and culture were deleted from textbooks. Minister says students will be taught a ‘changed’ curriculum next year.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1144868/kp-govt-restoring-old-syllabus

 

A click away: K-P govt to start online education complaint cell

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government plans to launch an online complaint cell for education where grievances against education facilities and officials can be registered. “We will be bound to act upon the complaints,” Standing Committee for Education Chairperson Muhammad Arif told The Express Tribune on Sunday. According to Arif, an online complaint cell has been set up on a trial basis in Hazara. He insisted the initiative would soon be introduced throughout the province. However, no official date has been specified for this project.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/792229/a-click-away-k-p-govt-to-start-online-education-complaint-cell/

 

‘Six teachers for 12 students at Kurram school’

Notwithstanding the severe shortage of teachers at government schools in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, six subject specialists have been teaching 12 students in a higher secondary school in a remote village of Kurram Agency. The school has been established in a two-room residential quarter adjacent to the high school building in Luqmankhel. The Directorate of Education Fata had posted six subject specialists and two lab assistants who are currently teaching 12 girls only. Initially, the number of students was 40 but the enrolment had dropped to 12 students.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1144867/six-teachers-for-12-students-at-kurram-school

 

Girls` school blown up in Charsadda

A government girls` school was blown up in the jurisdiction of Saro Kallay police station in the wee hours of Friday. Police and local residents said that unknown miscreants had planted an improvised explosive device (IED) to the building of government middle school for girls in Kodi locality. They said that the explosive device went off with a bang, flattening two rooms and boundary wall of the school. The blast was so powerful that it was heard far and wide in the area, creating panic and fear among the local people who ran out of their houses in the night. Soon after the incident, the personnel of law enforcement agencies reached the spot and started search operation after cordoning off the area. However, no arrest was reported till filing of this report.

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School blown up

Shabqadar situated on the border of Mohmand Aagency, a public school for girls was blown up by unidentified militants.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-11-15/page-12

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Kohat varsity postpones exams amid protest by students

The examinations at the Kohat University of Science and Technology (Kust) were postponed on Saturday amid continuing protests by the students for acceptance of their demands, including construction of two hostels and cut in fee and fines. The protest, which started on Thursday, was being led by Kust Students Union which vowed to continue it for indefinite period if their demands were not accepted. The exams were due to start from Monday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1144860/kohat-varsity-postpones-exams-amid-protest-by-students

 

NGO sets up camp, school for Bara IDPs

Al-Khidmat Foundation has established a camp and a tent school in the Khyber Killay on the Ring Road for 200 displaced families from Bara subdivision of Khyber Agency. Talking to The News, Dr Lal Akbar Afridi, Al-Khidmat Foundation head for Khyber Agency, said: “It’s our moral obligation to educate every child of the displaced families who have now settled at the camp.” He added the administration had allotted four kanals land for the school of the displaced children and set up 15 tents temporarily for the students. Lal Akbar said the school had made arrangements for morning and evening shifts for the students, adding that boys would be enrolled in morning classes and girls in the evening.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-284723-NGO-sets-up-camp-school-for-Bara-IDPs

 

Of a school with faded identity

The Government Girls Primary School No.3 Phase-III in Hayatabad has a faded board which hides its identity, however, once you enter the school there is a printed dirty curtain, on front, barely hiding a classroom turned into living quarters for the servants. There is also a bread-making facility (Tandoor) which speaks of how the servants live here permanently and comfortably.

If head teacher of a government primary school in a posh locality can’t be removed despite being found guilty of misconduct by the independent monitoring unit of education department, can anyone expect any reform or change in schools in the far-flung areas?

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1145059/of-a-school-with-faded-identity

 

Gender dynamics: Half as many girls as boys going to school in tribal areas

Among school-going children in the tribal belt, boys outnumber girls by almost a two-to-one ratio, revealed official papers released on Saturday by the FATA Secretariat Directorate of Education. According to a copy of the documents available with The Express Tribune, a total of 600,967 children are enrolled in 5,686 schools in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and Frontier Regions (FR). The number of boys enrolled at these schools is 393,118 whereas only 207,849 girls attend the 2,402 girls schools in the tribal belt.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/791758/gender-dynamics-half-as-many-girls-as-boys-going-to-school-in-tribal-areas/

 

Bajaur education official arrested over corruption charges

The political administration has arrested a senior education department official on charges of corruption and misuse of power, sources told Dawn on Saturday.

They said that assistant agency education offi cer Lawodan Khan had been detained on the orders of Bajaur Agency political agent Mohammad Yahya Akhoon Zada following receipt of complaints of corruption, kickbacks, unlawful utilisation and embezzlement of funds.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1144857/bajaur-education-official-arrested-over-corruption-charges

 

Karak elders demand upgradation of school

The people of Khurram Muhammadzai, Totaki and adjacent localities have demanded of the government to upgrade the only girls’ high school to higher secondary level as additional classrooms for the purpose have already been built. The demand was raised at a meeting of the local elders here on Saturday. They said that due to absence of higher secondary school, girls had to quit study after matriculation as poor parents couldn’t afford to send them to colleges of other areas. The elders complained that there was only one higher secondary school for girls at Terri in the entire Banda Daud Shah tehsil.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1144856

 

Education promises progress, says Malaysian envoy

Malaysian high commissioner to Pakistan Dato Dr Hasural Sani Bin Mujtabar on Saturday urged Pakistani students to focus on their education to turn their country into another Asian tiger (economic power).

“We are Asian tiger and whatever distinction we have achieved is just because of education. I would also ask you to put all your energies in education to make your country another Asian tiger,” said the high commissioner while speaking at the 17th parents day function of Jinnah Basic School and College here. Federal religious minster Sardar Mohammad Yousuf, college principal Fayyaz Ahmad and administrator Faraz Khan Swati were also present on the occasion.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1144858

 

Balochistan

 

Balochistan CM grants Rs 1m to school

Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has said that students should concentrate on education as it is the best and only option to make success in the life; he expressed these views after inaugurating Astroturf football ground at Pak-Turk International School and College, here on Friday.

“Country in general and Balochistan in particular need education and educated people; therefore incumbent provincial government is paying especial focus on education,” the chief minister added. He was accorded a warm welcome by officials of Pak-Turk International School and College and was briefed about the educational activities of the school.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-15/page-3/detail-8

 

Education key to rapid progress, says CM

Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has said that education is the only way to achieve success and to face challenges in life and therefore students must pay full attention to their studies. `Students should be well prepared to meet educational and technical challenges of the world,` the chief minister said after inaugurating the AstroTurf Football Ground at Pak-Turk International School and College on Friday. Dr Baloch lauded efforts by Turkey for promotion of education in Balochistan and said the provincial government viewed these efforts with respect. `We hope the administration of the Pak-Turk International School will further expand [network of] its educational activities to other parts of Balochistan,` he said.

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The attendance of students in colleges

Provincial Secretary Colleges and Higher Education said that it is the duty of parents to make sure the 100 percent attendance of students in schools and colleges. He suggested that students must be punished on lack of attendance.

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Lala Yousaf Khilji: “The slogans of education improvement proved wrong.”

The chairman of Khilji national movement, Lala Muhammad Yousaf Khilji said that present government failed to solve the issues. Teachers are still protesting.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102528943&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20141117

 

Promotion of senior staff education is a good step

The President of Senior Education Staff Association (SESA), said that the promotion of staff and DDO power revival will have good impacts on education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-17-2014/Quetta/page8.asp

 

The protest against the corruption in Balochistan University

The Baloch students front said that the education is inn bad condition in Balochistan University and they will distribute pamphlets against the corruption in university.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-17-2014/Quetta/page2.asp

 

The illegal hiring in Turbat University 

1.Baloch students’ organization said that we started to protest against violation of merits in hiring in Turbat University.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-17-2014/Quetta/page2.asp

 

2.Commandant boys scout announced to facilitate “Boys high School Khatyan”.

For Detail: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-15-2014/quetta/page2.asp

 

To Ensure Rules And Regulations In Ma/Msc Examination

Pushtoonkhwa SO announced not to accept examination admission forms having less than 75% attendance

For details: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-15-2014/quetta/page2.asp

 

Teachers Promotions

Senior teachers from 17-19th grade has been promoted.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-15-2014/quetta/page3.asp

 

Head Master And Teachers Expelled

Secretary Education taken action against irresponsible personnel working in schools.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-16-2014/quetta/page2.asp

 

To Increase Medical Allowance Of Non-Guzetted Teachers

G.T.A Mastung, Chairperson said that there should be increase in medical allowance of non-guzetted teachers.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-16-2014/quetta/page7.asp

 

To Take Account Of Bogus Appointments

G.T.A Kchi said, to take account for bogus appointments in education departments.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-16-2014/quetta/page7.asp

 

Schools Lacking Basic Facilities

1. Two years earlier after upgrading a girls primary school to a middle school, the school is still have unsatisfactory infrastructure and lack of teachers.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-15-2014/quetta/page7.asp

 

2. Mines Labor Middle Schools, SANJDI is lacking behind the basic education facilities

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-15-2014/quetta/page10.asp

 

Federal Government Is Working For Education In Emergency

Provincial secretary said, teacher’s absenteeism will not be tolerated and teachers are responsible for their services.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-15-2014/quetta/page8.asp

 

 

AJ&J/GB/FATA

 

Six absentee watchmen of Bajaur schools sacked

The education department on Friday terminated the services of six watchmen of government schools for girls over the prolonged absence from duty in Bajaur Agency. Earlier this month, the department had sacked 18 watchmen of the agency`s government schools over absenteeism. Bajaur Agency education officer Saeed Gul told reporters here that the watchmen were sacked under the Government Servants` Efficiency And Discipline Rules, 2011. He said the department had followed all formalities to terminate the services of watchmen.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=15_11_2014_183_003

 

Show cause notice to absent teachers

Secretary education visited schools and issued the show cause notice to the absent teachers.

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Funds for education institutions

Secretary Seera Sadar Muhammad Raheem Khan said that the funds are available for 1500 educational institutions of Azad Jammu & Kasmir.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-11-17/page-5

 

Laptop distribution in Azad Jammu & Kasmir

Federal Education Minister said that students of AJK are also part of the list who will get laptops. This will help them to get benefits from information technology.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102529127&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141117

 

Islamabad

 

Government ensuring education for all

The present government is making all-out efforts to ensure the education for every child in the country, says CADD Additional Secretary and the director general of FDE, Qaiser Majeed. During a surprise visit for Model School in D-17 on Saturday, he appreciated the educational facilities and assured that the government is striving to provide all types of facilities at educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://74.205.74.128:88/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201111170578&EN_ID=11201111170317&EMID=11201111170063

 

CADD to establish health and education institutes

Capital Administration Development Division (CADD) has planned to establish a Skill Development University, hospital and blood transfer institute on NIH land in the capital. CADD Additional Secretary Dr. Qaisar Majeed, in an interview, said that institutes of health and education departments in the capital are working under different divisions, which creates problems. He further said that CADD has been planning to establish a skill development university, which would provide skilled education in various professions.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/17-Nov-2014/cadd-to-establish-health-and-education-institutes

 

Curricula up to higher secondary school level to be revised

The federal government is contemplating to revise curriculum up to the higher secondary school level in Islamabad and all provinces after creation of the National Curriculum Council (NCC) in two months. “The NCC is being formed to develop minimum curriculum that ensures minimum national standards in all subjects and emphasises on national ideology and societal needs,” said Minister of State for Education Balighur Rehman. The decision to create the NCC was taken by the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers’ Conference earlier this year.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-284745-Curricula-up-to-higher-secondary-school-level-to-be-revised

 

AIOU places ‘admission status’ on website

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has placed ‘admission status’ for the Autumn Semester 2014 on its website www.aiou.edul.pk to facilitate students who after submission of admission forms are waiting for books. Applicants can confirm their admission status on website under the section ‘Admission Inquiry’, this was announced by the Director Admissions, AIOU Syed Zia-ul-Hasnain.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-284749-AIOU-places-admission-status-on-website

 

Law to provide free uniforms, stationery to students soon

Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) is going to make legislation for the provision of free uniforms and stationery to schoolchildren. `We are working on a bill that will ensure the provision of uniforms and stationery along with free textbooks to the children, said MNA Romina Khurshid. She was speaking at a seminar organised by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) here on Friday. The seminar, `Making qualityeducation accessible in Pakistan a social accountability perspective` reflected upon SDPPs research on the status of primary and secondary education in Khanewal and Vehari.

On the sideline of the seminar, Ms Romina told Dawn that the proposed bill would be tabled in the National Assembly soon. Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri, the executive director of SDPI, said lack of quality education opportunities in rural areas was responsi-ble for the rapid urbanisation in Pakistan.

0.5 million (1.5 lac) students are out of school in Islamabad

Just 8 percent of school students can continue their study to University level. There are 600 non-registered private schools In Islamabad. The President of private schools network, Afzal Babar said that incentive to students is a strategy to raise enrolment and reduce the number of out of school children.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102529077&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141117

 

Students are charged fee illegally

Students in public schools of Islamabad are being charged fee illegally, fee has been increased from Rs 50 to Rs 150 and additional admission fee of Rs 500. NAB sent notification to federal education directorate.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-11-17&edition=ISL&id=1393918_91401062

 

HEC takes note of mushroom growth of varsity campuses

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has taken strict notice of the opening of university campuses without obtaining no-objection certificate (NOC) from the commission. In a letter to all the vice chancellors of public and private sector universities of the country, the HEC has shown serious concern on appearance of a few advertisements for opening of new campuses directly or through the concept of franchises public private partnership. The HEC will also request provincial higher education departments to develop a strategy to prevent this illegal activity. It has also alerted students and parents to beware of illegal campuses.

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Govt ensuring education for all

The present government is making all-out efforts to ensure the education for every child, said CADD Additional Secretary and Director General of FDE.

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Haq for expanding AIOU network at intl level

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) needs to expand its network at international level to project the thoughts of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal in the true perspective and to motivate the Muslims to follow Iqbal in their practical life for their unity and addressing the socio-economic challenges. This was stated Senator Raja Zafarul Haq, chairman of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), while addressing the Iqbal Day function held at the AIOU on Friday. He suggested that the AIOU should be renamed as Allama Iqbal International Open University, empowering it to establish its campus abroad to promote Iqbal’s philosophy and religious thoughts.  While eulogising the leading role of AIOU in the educational sector, he said it has emerged as a most strong and effective institution for promoting national interest as well as projecting the life of national heroes at the international level.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-11-15/page-14/detail-8

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HEC warns students against taking admission in illegal campuses

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has warned students against taking admission in illegal campuses of public and private universities in the country. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has taken strict notice of the opening of university campuses without obtaining No Objection Certificate (NOC). The commission has emphasised that those institutions which do not comply with the minimum criteria for establishment of a degree awarding institution or its campus will not be recognised by HEC.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-284366-HEC-warns-students-against-taking-admission-in-illegal-campuses

 

The corruption of Rs9.5 million in Karakoram University

The report of Audit general asked to stop immediately this mismanagement in university and should follow the rules and regulations.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102529086&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141117

 

Book fair concludes at NUML

A two-day long Annual Book Fair 2014 earmarking a message very loud and clear that read books least you lose wisdom was finally concluded at National University of Modern Languages (NUML), here on Friday, says a press release.The book fair was arranged by the NUML Office of Research, Innovations and Commercialisation (NORIC) in which a total of 20 established book publishers and vendors showcased the wide variety of books on the topics including literature, linguistics, management sciences, engineering, information technology, international relations, mass communication, Islamic studies and economics.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-284375-Book-fair-concludes-at-NUML

 

The students of AIOU may confirm their admission through website

Now Allama Iqbal Open University is facilitating the students as they can confirm their admission through website.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-11-17&edition=ISL&id=1393538_74507820

 

Merit will be followed in Urdu University

VC of Urdu University said that we’ll never compromise merit and education standard.

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To Facilitate Each Child With Education

CAD and Dir. General Foundation Education said that government is committed to facilitate each child with education.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-11-16&edition=ISL&id=1391739_73666648

 

150 Thousand Children Are Learning Without Any Roof

Low budgetary allocation is a root cause of incompletion of development projects

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-11-16&edition=ISL&id=1391593_96906565

 

Education A True Revolution

To bring a true revolution, it is important to bring revolution in education sector.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-11-16&edition=ISL&id=1391630_73685486

 

Sir Syed Science College

Sir Syed Science College should be given entitlement of a University

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-11-16/page-2

 

World Tolerance Day And Education Department

This year education department has propagated the lesson of tolerance among children for their capacity building.

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To Ensure Basic Education Facilities

Government granted 7 Million for development in educator sector at Tila Gung.

30 Crore and 9.7 Million granted for education development at Attock.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-11-16/page-4

 

School on Large Hadron Collider Physics to start today

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy, in collaboration with the National Centre for Physics (NCP), is organising ‘School on Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Physics’, at NCP Complex from November 17-28, 2014. The directors of this activity are Hafeez Hoorani (Pakistan), John Ellis (Switzerland) and Bobby Acharya (Italy).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-284747-School-on-Large-Hadron-Collider-Physics-to-start-today

                                                                                                                                     

Fight for girls' education requires reformed curricula: Malala's father

Ziauddin Yousufzai, Malala's father, addressed an auditorium full of students and teachers at the George Washington University's Global Women's Institute (GWI) last week, at the launch of a free online resource guidehttp://malala.gwu.edu/ for colleges and universities based on I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban. The resource guide is a collaboration between Little, Brown and Company and the Malala Fund. Recalling the times when Swat was rocked by violence due to incessant fighting between the army and Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants, Ziauddin said many of his friends would caution him against taking stands. "Why not speak? It's cowardice not to!" he would say in response.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1145063/fight-for-girls-education-requires-reformed-curricula-malalas-father

 

Seminar: ‘Govt working on a bill to provide free books, uniforms to children’

The government is working on a bill for the provision of uniforms, stationery and free books to children attending government school, said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Romina Khurshid at a seminar titled “Making quality education accessible in Pakistan – a social accountability perspective”, organised here by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).

The seminar reflected upon SDPI’s research on primary and secondary education in Khanewal and Vehari. According to the research, one of the biggest reasons behind dropouts and low enrolment in targeted districts was low awareness of the importance of education among local communities. The research also highlighted the centralisation of powers with district education authorities that were responsible for teachers’ dissatisfaction from the service contract, and that also affected their ability to provide quality education at public schools.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/791698/seminar-govt-working-on-a-bill-to-provide-free-books-uniforms-to-children/

 

‘Learn, Create, Lead’: Budding entrepreneurs learn from the best

University students from the twin cities got an opportunity to interact and learn about success stories from 500 professionals at an entrepreneurship conference on Saturday.

The conference, titled “3rd Annual Entrepreneurship Conference: Learn, Create, Lead”, was organised by the Entrepreneurship Development Institute in collaboration with Knowledge City and Discretelogix, and brought together around 2,000 students in their final semesters to learn tricks of the trade to mastering entrepreneurship in Pakistan. Panellists highlighted challenges an entrepreneur faces in Pakistan while giving students an insight into how to tackle such issues.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/791784/learn-create-lead-budding-entrepreneurs-learn-from-the-best/

 

Extra charges: CADD takes yet another somersault

It has become a norm of the day that policymakers and bureaucrats running educational matters in the capital issue an order without taking parents and teachers into confidence and take it back when there is a hue and cry. For instance, the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) withdrew orders it had issued to heads of colleges and schools on October 24 regarding collection of Rs100 from students for running the affairs of parent-teacher associations (PTAs).

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/792262/extra-charges-cadd-takes-yet-another-somersault/

 

Two years on: Change in affiliation bears no fruit for colleges

Almost two years after colleges in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) were brought under Quaid-i-Azam University, administrations still cry foul over the state of affairs. The government, in 2012, had decided that the university will be conferring graduate and postgraduate degrees and will be overseeing administrative examinations and other related affairs of colleges under the ICT Administration. In May this year, glaring mistakes were committed by the examination section. Roll number slips with incorrect or unclaimed subjects were issued to students. Moreover, question papers reached the examination centres up to two hours after the exams were scheduled to start. There were also many out-of-course questions.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/791648/two-years-on-change-in-affiliation-bears-no-fruit-for-colleges/

 

NUST continues relief efforts for IDPs

The NUST employees and faculty donated their one-day salary amounting to Rs 3.5 million for internally displaced persons (IDPs) whereas the university’s alumni contributed Rs 150,000. Meanwhile the NUST Community Service Club (NCSC) also collected Rs 1,450,000 for IDPs. As the operation Zarb-e-Azb continued in order to eliminate terrorism, the most dangerous threats to Pakistan, about 900,000 people of North Waziristan had to leave their homes to seek shelter at the safe places. So the NCSC coupled with NUST Administration started a fund raising campaign for IDPs in July 2014.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/16-Nov-2014/nust-continues-relief-efforts-for-idps

 

Punjab

 

Punjab Teacher’s Union

Punjab Teachers Union announced that Education department should be a center for research, New amendments have threatened teachers.

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To Encounter Illegal University Campuses

HEC written to all university for not to open franchises as university campuses.

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Schools lack basic facilities

Lack of basic facilities in different schools in Rawalpindi division is proof of the provincial government’s negligence in providing quality education. Majority of schools have no roofs, forcing the students to study in open atmosphere in all four seasons. There are a lot of other public schools that lack infrastructure. Many schools have no furniture in classrooms, and lack teaching staff, toilets, clean drinking water and playgrounds.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/17-Nov-2014/schools-lack-basic-facilities

 

SSC annual exams schedule announced

The Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) has announced the admission schedule for the annual secondary school certificate (SSC) examination 2015.
According to the schedule, SSC exams 2015 would be held in March. Last date for submitting admission forms with single fee is December 9 with double fee till December 18 and with triple fee till December 31. The Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education will announce the date sheet before one month of the examination.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/17-Nov-2014/ssc-annual-exams-schedule-announced

 

Education Boards Increasing Examination Fees

Rawalpindi board of education announced to increase student examination fees.

For detail: Daily Khabrain Page 2

 

No Compromise On Quality Of Education

VC URDU University announced that, there will be no compromise on standard and quality of Education.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain Page 9

 

Management: ‘School councils empowered to resolve problems’

Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan on Saturday said school management councils had been empowered to resolve problems of schools across the province. He said Rs86.670 million had been provided to Bahawalpur’s school councils, and that the government was taking steps to improve enrolment and attendance at schools. He said school council funds should be utilised in a transparent manner.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/791797/management-school-councils-empowered-to-resolve-problems/

 

LHC asks varsity to allow students to appear in exams

The Lahore High Court (LHC), Rawalpindi bench, on Saturday directed the administration of Pir Mehar Ali Shah-Arid Agriculture University (PMAS-AAUR) to allow seven students of graduation and post-graduation to take university examination scheduled for November 17.
The LHC bench also summoned the administration of PMAS-AAUR on December 1, 2014 for further proceeding. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/16-Nov-2014/lhc-asks-varsity-to-allow-students-to-appear-in-exams

 

Matric fee increase stirs up protest

Students, parents and educational institutions’ owners protested against the increase in processing fee for matric examinations by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary education of Gujranwala.
According to a notification, the department has increased the fee for admissions of 10th and 9th examinations from Rs195 to Rs295 and Rs95 to Rs195 respectively.
Speakers said that students pay Rs550 for metric certificate and there is no need to receive extra charges in the name of processing fee.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/16-Nov-2014/matric-fee-increase-stirs-up-protest

 

On campus: PU teachers want action against IJT ‘hooligans’

The Punjab University Academic Staff Association on Saturday condemned the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) for attacking the car of University Law College Assistant Professor Imran Alam.

They demanded that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif take notice of the incident and provide protection to faculty members. They said a few IJT members wanted to disrupt academic environment at the university with the help of outsiders. They said police were not arresting IJT activists who had been nominated in FIRs for similar incidents.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/791875/on-campus-pu-teachers-want-action-against-ijt-hooligans/

 

MDGs-related topics be included in curriculum`

Collaborative efforts by civil society, academicians, politicians and policy makers are required for improving social indicators of the country and evaluating our commitments towards achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in order to set right targets in post2015 regime. This was a consensus among participants of a dialogue on `Pakistan MDGs Status and Post-2015 Development Frameworl (` held at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (Lums) on Friday. The dialogue was jointly organised by AWAZCDS-Pakistan, Pakistan Development Alliance, Global Call to Action against Poverty Pakistan, Inter-University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=15_11_2014_177_005

 

It’s decided to fire teachers in 2015

1 lac and 15 thousand primary teachers will be fired in 2015 by the Punjab education department and the teachers those have completed 25 years of service will be retired and get pension.

Complete Storyhttp://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-11-17/page-2

 

Call for robust steps to arrest rising dropout rate among girls Training of criminology students

The Awaz Foundation Pakistan organised a policy dialogue on alarming rate of dropout among girls and their right to education on provincial level at a hotel on Friday where different stakeholders presented their recommendations. They also called for taking robust steps to arrest the rising rate of dropout among girls.

Foundation Chief Executive Ziaul Rehman said that only 2.4 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) was being invested in education sector in Pakistan as compared to a global weighted average of 4.9 percent, as a result of which progress towards the achievement of the education-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the United Nations has been slow. He said: “Women and girls are particularly disadvantaged, who suffer the most in terms of social and human development. Only 22 percent of girls, as compared to 47 percent of boys, complete their primary schooling.”

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-15/page-13/detail-1

 

Now private candidates are eligible to take Metric exam with science subjects

Under the Education for All programme, private candidates of Metric level can attempt the science group exams in 2015.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102529907&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141117

 

40 percent rural child are out of school

40 percent rural child are out of school due to poverty, 14 percent are due to law and order situation. In Balochistan, 115 villages don’t have public schools. In 2013 the rate of 5 years old out-of-school children has reduced to 33 % from 38% in previous year.

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Facilitation To Schools For Universal Education

309.760 million granted for providing basic facilities to education institutions at Fateh Jung.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Rawalpindi, 16 November 2014, Page 3

 

Global Peace Movement

Malala Yousuzai decided to propagate education as a part of great cause of global peace initiative by USA.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rawalpindi, 16 November 2014, Page 8

 

Grants approval for schools

MPA Raja Muhammad Ali Dogar successfully got approval of grant Rsof 20 lac for schools in Kahuta.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-11-17&edition=ISL&id=1393706_46287034

 

College of Physicians and Surgeons Medical didn’t get funds.

The President of College of Physicians and Surgeons Medical said that this institute is serving since 50 years but college didn’t get funds from government.

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PPLA to launch drive for college revival

The Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association, Faisalabad, has decided to launch a protest drive for the restoration of the years old status of the Government College for Women, Madina Town. The college was upgraded as university in December 2011. The decision was taken at a meeting presided over by Yaldez Fatima, president of the PPLA, Madina Town college, on Friday. Talking to Dawn, Ms Fatima said Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had already restored the old status of a college in Multan. She said the Madina Town college was a facility for girl students of all segments of society to pursue higher education on affordable fees. She urged the CM to restore college`s old status and establish a new university on 400 acres of land earmarked in Makoana.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=15_11_2014_178_009

 

Security High Alert In Education Institution

Due to expected threat of terrorism, Secretary Punjab announced to make security of Bag Cities of Punjab stronger.

For Detail: Daily Express, Rawalpindi, 16 November 2014, Page 9

 

Children In Hurdles

Afindi Nama: Mosa Raza Afindi said In Pakistan in case of any disaster or instability, children education is mostly effected.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rawalpindi, 16 November 2014, Page 17

 

Pm Asked For Amendments In Curriculum

Prime Minister asked and questioned about any changes for betterment in curriculum

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rawalpindi, 16 November 2014, Page 19

 

Students urged to set ethical goals

Education inculcates reform, refinement and civilised behavior in mankind and forms the edifice of a healthy social order. These views were expressed by Major General (r) Liaqat Ali, Chairman Lahore Garrison Education System (LGES). He was addressing a Teachers Award Ceremony of Army Public Schools and Colleges to honor the faculty members on basis of their academic performance. The ceremony was held at Lahore Garrison. Addressing the faculty members and students, Liaqat Ali emphasised on students to set high ethical goals in life as high objectives have always produced distinctive results. Liaqat Ali said that the future of country rests on the youth and emphasised the need for a healthy academic environment with major focus on character building of students.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-15/page-13/detail-0

 

Rawalpindi needs schools rather metro

ASAD Umar said that Rawalpindi needs schools and hospitals not metro buses.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-11-15/page-2

 

FWMC to start awareness campaign regarding cleanliness at schools

Stuednts can play a vital role in raising the awareness of cleanliness. The Managing Director of FWMC said that company would launch a public awareness campaign in schools.

Complete Story: http://74.205.74.128:88/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201111150547&EN_ID=11201111150286&EMID=11201111150060

 

Scholarships for 30 students of MNSUA

VC of MNSUA said that total 30 deserving students were given scholarships.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201411/15/national2.php

 

Ceremony held: Work set to commence on new British Council library

The British Council on Sunday organised the foundation stone laying ceremony for the reconstruction of a library on its premises. The initiative has been taken to revolutionise conventional operations of libraries across Pakistan by bringing together the best of the United Kingdom’s culture and knowledge under one roof. The library’s resources will also be accessible remotely. This would augment its reach and promote creative coalescence, artistic reflection and expression. The initiative aims to provide enterprising minds with a platform to interact and provide creative solutions to the challenges confronting society.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/792337/ceremony-held-work-set-to-commence-on-new-british-council-library/

 

Student gunned down in Rawalpindi

Two unidentified persons gunned down a college student on Sixth Road on Saturday. The deceased was a college student named Sanaullah, studying at Step College situated on Sixth Road.

Complete Story: http://74.205.74.128:88/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201411150182&EN_ID=11201411150078&EMID=11201411150022

 

Sindh

 

Action would be taken against Ghost Teachers, Says Education Minister

Sindh Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has declared in his statement that Ghost Teachers will be treated seriously; they must attend their schools on regular basis. Due to these Ghost Teachers’ attitudes Management Cadre system has been introduced and monitoring is introduced to promote Education.

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School closed since 10 years

Government School village Maamcheero, Taluka Nangarparker District Thar is closed since 10 years. Villagers protested and told that landlord of the village threat them on opening of the school; he is not in the favor of Education and Children. They said village consists of 215 houses, but children are kept aloof from Education.

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Girls Middle School closed since 6 years

Girls Middle School village Sarhad District Ghotki is closed since 6 years. Villagers told that school building was built in 2008, but Girls are compelled to attend boys school, they added that in the floods of 2010, flood affected people are stayed in the school which caused difficulty for girls.

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Approval for cell to monitor Schools of Hyderabad Division

Commissioner Hyderabad Mr. Asif Hyder Shah has approved a Cell to monitor the Schools of Hyderabad Division. He has also issued orders to DCs to make separate cells in the Districts. In the meeting Member of World Bank Mr. Javed Shaikh told that 2200 Million rupees have been issued by the Reform Support Unit for Education promotion; whereas 400 Million are issued by World Bank which are issued in different phases for schools.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130208690&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141115

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School without Teacher

The residents of village Ghulam Nabi Shah District Hyderabad protested against ghost Teacher and demanded the appointment of Teacher on immediate basis. They told that their children are roaming here and there; their future is destroyed due to absence of Teacher from the School.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130208747&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141115

 

57% Boys and 43% Girls out without Education in District Thatto

It is declared in the seminar by NRSP with the collaboration of Alif Ailaan that District Thatta is on 23rd Number in Education and only 10% electricity available; 32% availability of Toilets; 16% Water and 35% Compound walls; whereas 57% Boys and 43% Girls are without Education.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130208749&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141115

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Education Minister thanks Movement Promoters on Social Media against Ghost Teachers

Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro thanked all the people who have started movement against Ghost Teachers on Social Media. He also said that list of 300 Ghost Teachers is received and he will make a strong strategy to take action against these Teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130208916&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141115

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Landlord seized ways of 3 Schools

District Shahdkot: Villagers protested against Land Lord Mr. Khushi Muhammad Bhutto, village Muhammad Khan Bhutto alleging that he has blocked the ways of 3 Schools. They demanded for serious action against landlord and resolve the issue.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130208921&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141115

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Schools of 40 villages closed, District Sanghar

New abad, Taluka Jaam Nawaz Ali, District Sanghar: More than 40 villages’ schools are closed since years and turned to be the sitting places of landlords and use as store Rooms. The teachers are not attending schools properly, they are getting salaries at homes; children are engaged in other household works by their parents due to closure of the schools. The residents demanded from the higher authorities to take serious action against Ghost Teachers and School closures.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-15/news/page3/1%20(1).htm

 

Primary School Building in crumbling condition

The building of Primary School village Kot Mir Muhammad near Piryalo District Khairpur Mirs is in decaying and no one takes notice. Villagers protested for repairing of the school basis and save education of their children.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-15/news/page3/1%20(55).htm

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Villagers continued their protest for the 4th day for school opening

The villagers of Lakhi Ghulam Shah District Shikarpur continued their protest for opening of their village school before ADEO office. They demanded for the transfer of ADEO Mr. Muhammad Shah.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-15/news/page3/1%20(37).htm

 

Corruption in Education Department District Dadu

District Dadu Topped  in corruption. Treasury officers, Clerks of Education department and other officers are involved in corruption of 2 Cror on the name of Salary adjustment.

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Schools without Teachers and other employees

The people of Kohistan District Jamshoro are deprived of the rights of Education in this era of Technology. Thano Bula Khan, Thano Arib Khan, Toong, Siri and Mole Union Schools have turned to be arid zone. Schools have been turned into sitting places of influential people and are used as store rooms. The School age Children are engaged in filed activities by their parents.  The residents demanded from the higher authorities to take action against responsible persons.

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DC Sanghar visits Schools, Ghost Teachers worried

Deputy Commissioner Mr. Sikander Ali Khushk visited the schools of District Sanghar. Ghost Teachers were worried about their presence; Teachers were called by other teachers by making phone calls on immediate basis.

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School Building construction work left incomplete

Main Boys Primary School Mirpur Bahoro, District Thatta is under the clash of construction work which is left incomplete by the contractor. The construction work was started in 2011, but still not completed.

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Female Teachers on Visa system in Education

The Teachers of Girls Main Primary School Kandiaro District Naushehro Feroz are on visa and School is closed. The girls of the school are worried about their Education. The Teachers have refused to attend and teach in the School. Still no action is taken against those Female Teachers.

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Education Minister demanded help from Assembly Members

Education Minister has demanded assistance from the Assembly Members for School Opening and actions against Ghost Teachers. He also praised the people who are promoting the campaign against Ghost Teachers on Social Media.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-11-15/page-8

 

Secretary Education visits Schools

Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho visited Government Girls High School and Faqeer Ghulam Rasool Higher Secondary School Jaam Sahab District Nawabshah, he found Teachers and other employees present in the schools, but he took away attendance register with him.

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School Building Construction work incomplete

School building at Harijan Colony, Taluka Shashro, District Tharparker construction work is left incomplete. The residents protested against the contractor.

Complete Story:  http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130209139&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141116

 

Villagers protest for Teachers in School

Primary School Dad Muhammad Khaskheli in Samaro, District Umer Kot is lacking the facility of Furniture and Teachers. The villagers protested for the Teachers and requested higher authorities to appointed Teacher in the School to save Education.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130209260&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141116

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Protest for Teachers in School

Students and villagers of Bin Qasim Area Malir Karachi have protested for Teachers in the School. They said that there is only one Teacher in the School since years; whereas other Teachers are required.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130209318&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141116

 

Education Officer visits schools Notice to Ghost Teachers

Tando Adam: Taluka Education Officer Mr. Syed Ubaid Ul Allah Shah visited the Schools of Tando Adam District Sanghar including the schools, Main Primary School, Ansa Ul Islam School and issued Show Cause Notices to the Ghost Teachers.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-16/news/page8/1%20(38).htm

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DO visits Schools Three Teachers Suspended

D.O Khan Pur Mahar District Ghotki Mr. Ghulam Hyder Bulo visited Schools of village Sharbat Jagirani and Khalid Abad and Suspended 3 Ghost Teachers Nisar Ahmed, Suhrab lund and Rahmat Ul Allah, he also transferred Supervisor Mr. Muhammad Khan Kalwar.

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School Roof pieces left 3 Students injured

Government School village Haji Gul Baig District Sanghar is in crumbling condition; its roof pieces are falling; recently 3 students got injured badly and were shifted to near hospital. Villagers demanded from the higher authorities to take notice of the school building on priority basis.

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Primary School closed since 10 months

Primary School village Ata Muhammad Jokhio District Thatto is closed since 10 months. Even no teacher is appointed; students are worried about their education.

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More than 50 Ghost Teachers drawing their salaries without attending Schools

Kingri, District Khairpur Mirs: More than 50 Schools are closed and teachers are getting their salaries at homes. These Teachers have the support of influential people of the local areas. Mostly Teachers are on Visa System. The list shows that Teachers Mr. Zulifqar Ali Soomro, Mr. Manzoor Ali Soomro, Mr. Javed Ahmed Rind and others are taking salaries without seeing the gate of Schools.

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Many Ghost Teachers engaged in Media

Kadhan, District Badin: Many Ghost Teachers are working on media without attending their government duties. Including H.S.T Wali Muhammad Chnadio is in Hilal Pakistan, P.S.T Ghulam Mustafa Chandio in Haari and Daily Pak and many others.

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E.D.O issued notices during his visit of schools

E.D.O Jhudo District Mirpur Khas Mr. Nabi Bux Gargez visited the Schools of U.C Roshan Abad and issued show cause notices to the Ghost Teachers Mr. Rashid Akber, Mr. Shahid Kamal and Pitafi.

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Civil Judge visited Girls School

Girls Middle School Sarhad District Ghotki is visited by the Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate Mr. Aurangzeb Shah. They enquired form the villagers about the school progress and personally visited the building; the female Teachers were absent from the School.

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School Building in crumbling condition

Students of Primary School village Sidique Mangrio near Pir Lashari are compelled to sit under the trees because of crumbling condition of School building. They villagers told that building was built in 1989, but since then no any repairing work is observed,

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Officers Object to Management Cadre system

Officers have objected to Management Cadre System in Education. They have declared that Secretary Education is egoist in this matter; and his ego is against Teachers. They have favored the Protest of GSTA On 17th November at the Shrine of Benazir Bhutto and have announced protest on 25th at Karachi.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130208993&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141116

 

C.Ms’ Notice of 197 Ghost Schools

Chief Minister Mr. Syed Qaim Ali Shah had taken the notice of 197 schools of khairpur Mirs issued through Secretary Education and had demanded the report of the schools within 22 days. But nothing has happened yet; schools are still closed and education is being destroyed.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-16/news/page3/1%20(26).htm

 

A.J.P Demands to admit government officers’ children in Government Schools

Awami Jamhuri Party has favored Secretary Education on his movement against Ghost Teachers demanding to admit Government Officers and Teachers Children in Government Schools.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130209479&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141117

 

Social Parties demanded to require Education Emergency in Thurr

Latif Adbi Youth Forum has demanded to enforce Education Emergency in District Thurr to restore Ghost Schools and Teachers. On the occasion Educationists Mr. Ramzan Junejo, Mr. Zulifqar Lanjo and others were present.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130209654&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141117

 

59 Girls and Boys Schools closed in Jhudo

9 Schools of U.C aahuri, Dilawar Hussain 16, Roshan Abad 12, Fazal Bhambhro 13, Jhudo3 and New Kot 6 are closed including other villages. E.D.O Education Mr. Nabi Bux Gargez told that he has made Teachers bound to attend schools daily adding that he would send a list of Ghost Teachers to the Secretary Education.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130209657&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141117

 

GSTA protests today on the Shrine of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto

GSTA is going to protest on the shrine of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto today against Management Cadre System. Their fervor is to show the world about injustice with them.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130209545&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141117

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Protest against Ghost Teachers

Civil Society and others organized a protest rally against Ghost Teachers at Islamabad declaring that 40 thousand Teachers are Ghost Teachers in Sindh Province; they are drawing their salaries without attending schools; these Ghost Teachers antagonists against their own Nation.

Complete Story:  http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130209541&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141117

 

Government Boys School closed since 15 years

Boys Middle School village Ali Muhammad Samo near Haleji Lake is closed since 15 years; the Teachers are getting their salaries without attending School; students are deprived of Education and even they do not have access to other adjacent school to attend.

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100 Schools of District Matiyari Closed

District Matiyari: 100 Schools of Taluka Matiyari, New Saeed Abad and Hala are closed. The residents have shown their eagerness to protest before Commissioner Office and Long March towards Hyderabad.

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13 Schools Closed near Jhudo

13 Schools are closed in U.C Fazal Bhambhro; Teachers are on Visa and drawing salaries without attending schools. The authorities did not take notice of the closed schools. Villagers have decided to protest.

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Civil Society organized rally against Ghost Teachers

Civil Society Khairpur Mirs organized rally for suspension of Ghost Teachers and Save Education. Mr. Dr. Farukh Bhambhro, Mr. Zameer Lashari, MR. Waqar Mangi and others told media that due to these Ghost Teachers Education is affected.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-17/news/page2/1%20(6).htm

 

Girls School under possession of flood affected people

Girls School Nasir Abad is under the possession of flood affected people since months. The girls are getting disturbed while attending School. S.D.O Female has declared that they have informed higher authorities to for the restoration of school, but nothing has happened yet.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-17/news/page3/1%20(25).htm

 

College plot being captured by influential person

The influential person Mr. Qasim Shah tried to capture the plot of Islamia Degree College Sukkur. The nearby residents did not allow him to capture the plot; there was a clash between two tribes and 4 persons got injured.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-17/news/page3/1%20(6).htm

 

17 Ghost Teachers working on Media

Tando Muhammad Khan:  17 Ghost Teachers are engaged in working on Media. Mr. Shahzad Sabah Poto, Mr. Ishaque Memon, Murtaza Bahrani, Mursil Rizvi, Amir Jafri and Umar Khan Gadi are employees in different institutes.

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Ghost Teachers are future demolishers, Says Hakim Baloch

The State Minister for Communications Mr. Abdul Hakeem Baloch has proclaimed that Ghost Teachers are the enemies of Nation; they are destroying the future of Nation. He added that Sindh Government is responsible for the ruin of Education.

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Government Teacher fixed fees in School

Jhudo District Mirpur Khas: A Teacher, at School village Boota Deh 316, has fexed fees for education and takes fees from the Students. They villagers have told higher authorities about the situation to enquire the whole matter but nothing has happened yet.

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Girls kept deprived of Scholarship stipend

The Girls of Schools of Kakar and adjacent areas District Dadu are deprived of scholarship stipend since 4 years. The parents have told that Head Mistress of the School threats students when they demand for their scholarship. They demanded from the higher authorities to take notice of the entire situation and resolve the clash of scholarship.

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Protest against punishment to Students

Tando Jam Hyderabad: Private School teachers punished the girls and did not allow them to enter the school. On contact, Parents told that girls got late for 5 minutes and then they were not allowed to enter the school.

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Villagers protest for Teachers in School

Primary School Dad Muhammad Khaskheli in Samaro, District Umer Kot is lacking the facility of Furniture and Teachers. The villagers protested for the Teachers and requested higher authorities to appointed Teacher in the School to save Education.

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Ghost Teachers must be bound to attend Schools

A conference was organized at Thatta for the promotion of Education. It is declared by the Teachers that Ghost Teachers must be bound to attend schools. Ghost Teachers do not have emotions for Nation and Students.

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People should play role for Education Promotion, P.T.I

Pakistan Tahreek e Insaaf leadr Mr. Hassan Khan Pathan has declared that people should play vital role in the promotion of Education. Due to Ghost Teachers, Education is getting disturbed entirely. He said, 7000 School are closed in Sindh Province and countless Teachers are not ready to attend Schools.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102528786&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20141117

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Governor for extending dental degree education to five - years

Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan has underlined the need for extending dental education period from four years to five years to make it acceptable at the international level. The Governor, presiding over the first meeting of the senate of the Jinnah Sindh Medical College at the Governor House here on Sunday, said that he would soon convene a consultative meeting of all the dental educational institutions to prepare five years’ syllabus for the dental education. He said that one-year course should be started for  the doctors having four-year degree to meet international standards.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/17-Nov-2014/governor-for-extending-dental-degree-education-to-five-years

 

Allocate, then deviate: In Sindh, development remains limited to paper

In Sindh, development is not something they take lightly. In fact, the government gives it so much credence that it spends most of the time just planning it. Most of the projects, however, do not see the light of day. Take the education department for example. A total of 378 schemes were earmarked for this particular department with Rs10,709 million allocated for the projects. Unfortunately, only around Rs291 million have been spent on 23 schemes in the first quarter that runs between July and September. The rest of the schemes are still awaiting approval by the relevant authorities after which the funds will be released.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/792275/allocate-then-deviate-in-sindh-development-remains-limited-to-paper/

 

‘Extra-curricular activities provide excellent learning’

Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhter Farooqui said on Sunday that education and training process should go together in the educational institutions. Extracurricular activities provides good opportunity to children to learn, be trained and then use this training for betterment of their career, he expressed these views while speaking at the prize distribution ceremony of sports competitions held by the Home Arts & Science Academy for its students. He said the teachers could play their very important role in the elimination of prevailing situation of intolerance in our society. The teachers must, therefore prepare the children for a better future of our country. He announced to give one thousand rupees cash reward and certificate for the successful students.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/17-Nov-2014/extra-curricular-activities-provide-excellent-learning

 

Research on bio-saline agriculture in progress

Pakistani scientists are working in the field of bio-saline agriculture to grow wheat, maize, rice and other crops by using seawater. Former minister and President Pakistan Academy of Sciences Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rahman disclosed this while delivering an online lecture titled, ‘The Thrilling World of Discovery’ at the University of Karachi on Sunday. The event was organised jointly by the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) and National Academy of Young Scientists in connection with the World Science Day.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-284709-Research-on-bio-saline-agriculture-in-progress

 

Education Matters: Pre-entry test held at SALU

The pre-entry test for admissions in the bachelor’s programmes in four faculties and 28 departments for the academic year 2015 was held at Shah Abdul Latif University (Salu), Khairpur, and its Shikarpur Campus on Saturday. Speaking to the candidates, Salu vice-chancellor Prof Dr Parveen Shah said that this is a historic day as Salu is conducting a pre-entry test for the second time in the university’s history.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/791851/education-matters-pre-entry-test-held-at-salu/

 

Continuing the dream: Olympiad is back after two years to host 60 schools

Learning is not just about reading books or learning by rote, said provincial education minister and chief guest Nisar Khuhro at the closing ceremony of the International Schools Educational Olympiad (ISEO) 2014 at Karachi High School (KHS) on Friday.

After a gap of two years following the demise of its founder Parveen Kassim in June 2012, the International Schools Educational Olympiad (ISEO) 2014 made a triumphant return to Karachi on November 11. The Olympiad winners  were presented with awards and certificates by the two chief guests as well as Ayla Raza, Shahmik Ahmed, art critic Marjorie Hussain and Frederick O Nazareth. The ISEO judges and moderators included singer Tina Sani, photographer Tapu Javeri, graphic designer Riffat Aliani and filmmaker Maheen Zia.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/791825/continuing-the-dream-olympiad-is-back-after-two-years-to-host-60-schools/

 

Students asked to inculcate discipline, punctuality in their lives

Chairman Board of Intermediate Education Anwar Ahmed Zai while speaking at the annual sports and prize distribution ceremony of Defence Authority SKBZ College on Saturday expressed his views about discipline in students’ lives. Students should inculcate discipline and punctuality in their lives as these elements are essential for achieving success in life. The purpose of education is to produce dynamic and versatile individuals who can contribute for the betterment of society.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-284532-Students-asked-to-inculcate-disciplinepunctuality-in-their-lives

 

Cells to monitor Schools

Commissioner Hyderabad Division has announced establishment of education cells fo rmoniotoring performance of schools.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201411/15/national.php

 

Programmes chalked out to mark Universal Children Day

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-11-15/page-14

 

FUUAST demands due status for Urdu

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Editorials:

 

Rights for children still an illusion  By Salman Ali

Every right spelled out in the convention is inherent to the human dignity and harmonious development of every child. The convention protects children’s rights by setting standards in healthcare, education and legal, civil and social services.

In Pakistan, violation of children’s rights is common but most of the children are subjected to torture in work places and educational institutions, sexual exploitation and abuse in urban areas in general and the rural areas of Pakistan in particular. The main reason behind this is lack of education, non-implementation of laws regarding children’s rights and irresponsible attitude on the part of the government.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/17-Nov-2014/rights-for-children-still-an-illusion

 

The things we are not By Ayesha Fayyazi Sarwari

In an era where teenagers are busy getting body piercings, Malala has created movements to free kidnapped girls by Boko Haram in Nigeria and has helped create awareness around the Syrian refugee crisis. If Pakistanis commemorate I Am Not Malala Day, they should keep with its spirit and also sign up for the Feticide Day, the Anti-Minimum Wage Hike Day, the Anti-Progressive Curriculum Day and the Pro-Rape Day, the Pro-War Day. In the same spirit, they should also have the “we did not put a lander on a comet” day!

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/16-Nov-2014/the-things-we-are-not

 

‘Malala has brought us together’ By Beena Sarwar

Several Pakistani professional and community organisations based in New England hosted an event on Saturday night titled “Celebrate Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai”. It was thanks to Malala that these organisations joined hands for the first time to organise an event, noted Dr Khalil Khatri, a Sindh Medical College graduate and Rotarian. Indian origin American Dr Kumble Rajesh who runs the Lowell Community Health Center where APPNE doctors volunteer had also sent a donation. The organisers showed a video of Malala’s inspiring speech after learning that she had won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-34145-Malala-has-brought-us-together

 

Curriculum conundrum by M. Saaleem Ansari

The writer has expressed his concern about making changes in the curricula for the various categories of students. He has little hope for the emergence of a rational outlook as a result of refurbished curriculums. This despondencyis based on the dismal performances displayed by curriculum designers.

As education, after the 18th Amendment, has been transferred to the provinces, it is now only the provincial governments that can bring about improvement in the education system. The provinces have recently set up a national curriculum council to seek justiHcationforincorporatinglocal and regional cultures in textbooks.

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Letters to the Editor

 

Malala and the people

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pointed out that Malala is a courageous girl and a point of pride for Pakistan. In reply, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif endorsed her view and said: “I think Malala has done a great service for Pakistan; the country was very proud when she received the Nobel Prize.” On the other hand, in Pakistan anti-Malala protests were in progress. Some school children carried anti-Malala posters and observed an anti-Malala day. What is her crime?

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/17-Nov-2014/malala-and-the-people

 

Bigoted educated lot

Apropos Nation’s write up ‘Schools observe I am not Malala Day’ (Nov 11) shocked me, how is it that the educators of our country should demean, an unprecedented achievement, of a little girl, Malala, hailing from the most backward area of the country. Believe it or not, I read the report again and again to comprehend that it was the outcome of a seminar of ‘All Pakistan Private Schools Federation’ (APPSF) or a press release from the Taliban.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/17-Nov-2014/bigoted-educated-lot

 

Book prices

IT seems that sensationalism has taken us to the point where reading has become a fad. While I have no issues with reading becoming the ‘in’ thing among today’s teens, I see students who claim to be ‘bookworms’ and ‘literary enthusiasts’ complaining about magazines and novels being too costly.

Moreover, small efforts such as students’ magazines are not given enough importance or support. How, I ask, can we dream of producing writers and revolutionising society, when we discourage – or at least, do not encourage – the youth’s indulgence in artistic pursuits?

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1144982/book-prices

 

HEC affairs

This is with reference to the article ‘Merit and the HEC’ (Daily Times, November 12, 2014) by Dr Qaisar Rashid. The article is an attack on the Chairman of the Higher Education Commission in the guise of discussing merit. It should be remembered that the selection process was conducted through a selection committee headed by Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Mr Ahsan Iqbal, and included senior academics like Dr M D Shami and Dr Ishrat Hussain. The selection was later approved by the Prime Minister (PM) of Pakistan. There is no violation of merit in the HEC. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/16-Nov-2014/hec-affairs

 

The change in attitude of students and teachers

The unequal education system is responsible for the change in student teacher relationship that is not good for the future of Pakistan. The progress of developed countries is linked with education. Therefore, its time to think about it.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-11-15/page-15

 

Quality of education in rural schools

The majority is living in rural areas in Pakistan, having low standard of living. Its difficult for them to bear the expenses of education. If they send their children to school, the schools fails this struggle as schools are unable to give quality education to students.

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