November 18, 2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhua

 

Government to launch second shifts in public schools

 

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government is planning to initiate second shift classes in government-run schools to enrol out-of-school children. The new project is aimed at controlling school dropout rates and improving enrolment, project director and former director of the Provincial Institute of Teacher Education, Jamaluddin said. Around 1.4 million children are out of primary schools in K-P and the Elementary and Secondary Education department has kicked off a number of projects aimed at improving the province’s literacy levels, said Jamaluddin.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/792640/initiatives-for-progress-government-to-launch-second-shifts-in-public-schools/

 

KP Govt defends proposed amendments to varsities act

 

Defending the provincial government’s planned amendments to the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Universities Act 2012, senior minister Inayatullah Khan said on Monday that the law is meant to curb the misuse of emergency powers by vice chancellors (VC).

Responding to an adjournment motion raised by PTI lawmaker Haider Ali Khan and ANP’s Syed Jaffer Shah in the provincial assembly, Inayatullah said VCs were misusing powers entrusted to them; under their emergency powers, they hire people on contract and later those jobs are regularised.

“Autonomy should be granted to institutions, not their heads. Universities have turned into the empires of vice chancellors,” stated the senior minister.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/792544/up-for-debate-govt-defends-proposed-amendments-to-varsities-act/

 

Governor blocks changes to law on universities

 

Temporarily though, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor has blocked a move of the provincial government to drastically change the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Universities Act, 2012.

Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan, who is also the chancellor of the universities in the province, has returned the draft of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2014 to the government with the advice to improve it.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1145286/governor-blocks-changes-to-law-on-universities

 

PA body to probe complaint of student against supervisor

The Standing Committee of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Higher Education would probe the complaint of a woman research fellow against her male supervisor, who had allegedly withheld her M Phil thesis for the last three years.

MPA Uzma Khan of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl raised the issue during question-answer hour in the House on Monday. She said that student wanted to change her supervisor for some reasons, but the teacher had refused to give no-objection certificate to her to register herself with another supervisor.

 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1145284/pa-body-to-probe-complaint-of-student-against-supervisor

 

Private schools in Charsadda asked to tighten security

 

Issuing security alert, the police on Monday asked the administration of private schools to tighten security of their respective institutions to avert any untoward incident. The security alert was issued on the directives of District Police Officer Shafiullah Khan.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-285001-Private-schools-in-Charsadda-asked-to-tighten-security

 

Show-cause notices issued to absent teachers in Benazirabad’

 

Commissioner Shaheed Benazirabad Division Jamal Mustafa Syed said on Monday that show-cause notices for termination were issued to government schools teachers absenting since long period. He said that a campaign against absent teachers is in full swing and teams comprising Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners are conducting raids. He was addressing a meeting of officials of district administration and department of education at the Darbar Hall. The commissioner said that he personally visited Government Girls High School Bucheri and found Drawing Teacher absent for a long period of three months.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-285017-Briefs...

 

Girl students protest college’s closure

 

One hundred and nineteen girl students of the Frontier Education Foundation Degree College, Nauthia, on Monday threatened to agitate and even discontinue education over the possible closure of their educational institution. They demanded the education department to take the college into its supervision to save their future.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1145276/girl-students-protest-colleges-closure

 

 

Three students injured in classroom explosion

 

Three students were injured when a hand grenade partially exploded inside a classroom of Bannu Government High School No-I on Monday morning.

Hameedullah, a schoolteacher, said that the incident occurred around 10am when a hand grenade, sneaked into class by a student, Salman Khan, went off partially. Khan along with two others sitting nearby, Asad Afsar and Arsalan, were injured and consequently rushed to DHQ Hospital, Bannu.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/792546/close-call-three-students-injured-in-classroom-explosion/

 

Balochistan

 

Balochistan CM for improving education

                                                                          

Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has said that obstacles in the way of improving education, health and law and order should be removed forthwith as no delay would be tolerated in the implementation of decisions and projects started for the welfare and prosperity of masses.
He stated this while chairing a meeting to review implementation of different projects at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Monday.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/18-Nov-2014/balochistan-cm-for-improving-education

 

Balochistan to defend control on curriculum

 

 Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has claimed that efforts are under way in Islamabad to take control of the curriculum being taught in Balochistan despite education having been made a provincial subject after devolution of powers under the 18th Amendment.

He was speaking at a Youth Conference held here on Monday by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP).

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1145182/balochistan-to-defend-control-on-curriculum

 

Cheating is a major problem in education

 

160 billions spent (out of 190 billion education budget) on salaries of staff at education institutions. Cheating is a major problem in our education system. Curriculum should be revised with some amendments.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-18-2014/quetta/page1.asp

 

Government schools will be improved

 

Secretary education said that, quality of education at government sector schools will be improved.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-18-2014/quetta/page2.asp

 

Advanced methods of education at colleges

 

Secretary Education said that advanced methods of education are being introducing at college level.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-18-2014/quetta/page3.asp

 

 

Steps toward improvement in education in Baluchistan

 

Secretary colleges and technical education said that government is taking important steps to improve education system in Baluchistan (dhadar).

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-18-2014/quetta/page7.asp

 

Protest for notification of teachers demands

 

Chairperson of government teachers association said that if the notification of our accepted demands will not finalized then they would call for the protest (loralai).

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-18-2014/quetta/page7.asp

 

To account for absenteeism in government departments

 

People from district zhob demand the accountability of government employees.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-18-2014/quetta/page10.asp

 

Biometric for teachers attendance

 

Tameer-e-nau welfare (khuzdar) introduced a biometric system for keeping record of teachers attendance.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-18-2014/quetta/page10.asp

 

Baluchistan educational institutions converted to cantonments

 

On world student day, a leader from a baloch student organization said that educational institutions of Baluchistan are being converted into cantonment areas.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-18-2014/quetta/page12.asp

 

Capacity building course

 

Secretary literacy inaugurated “capacity building” special course for training of government officials.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/e-paper/lahore/2014-11-18/page-12/detail-1

 

Training session in Girls College Quetta

The training session in Government Girls College Quetta Cantt has been started. This training is being conducted with the help of Higher Education Commission and World Bank to improve the education quality.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102530503&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20141118

 

Laptop distribution in in Sardar Bhadur Khan Women University

MPA Balochistan Raheela Durrani addressed to the laptop distribution function in Sardar Bhadur Khan Women University. Provincial Minster for health said that we are struggling to stop target killing and terrorism.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102530482&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20141118

 

Baloch students are being neglected

The Baloch Students Organization said that the educational institutes are under the use of forces and students are being arrested and tortured.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102530785&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20141118

 

The role of Missionary schools

MPA Willaim Barkat said that Christian schools played a significant role in provision of education.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102530358&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20141118

 

AJ&K/FATA/GB

 

Two killed as bomb hits school van in Parachinar

 

Two people including a child were killed and several others injured when a bomb hit a school van on Tuesday, official sources said. The sources said that a road side bomb hit the school van in Nasti Kot area, killing its driver and a child. The injured children were moved to a near by hospital for treatment.

Hundreds of schools have been blown up in the tribal region by militants opposed to girls' education.

Complete Story: ttp://www.thenews.com.pk/article-166069-Two-killed-as-bomb-hits-school-van-in-Parachinar-

 

Ghost schools in Azad Jammu & Kashmir

There are more than 124 ghost schools in AJK. The district of Prime Minister Mirpur  has 53 such schools that has no existence of schools there. More than 100 teachers does not present in schools as they have no fear of being fires due to the political linkages.

Commplete Storry: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102531101&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141118

 

Islamabad

 

PM asks Shah to formulate charter for social sectors

 

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has asked Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah to formulate a ‘charter of improvement’ for health and education sectors in consultation with all parliamentary parties. “In the context of the much-needed structural reforms in education and health sectors, I certainly look forward to working with you and other parliamentary leaders, as you have kindly suggested to formulate a consensus-driven ‘charter’ for improvement of health and education sectors,” the prime minister said.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1145177/pm-asks-shah-to-formulate-charter-for-social-sectors

 

President Urges Ummah to Work for Human Development

 

President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday urged Muslim Ummah to work for advancing universal modern science and technical education in their respective countries for human resource development and to excel in world affairs. The President said this during a lunch hosted by International Islamic University (IIU) in the honor of ambassadors of Islamic countries in Pakistan here at Aiwan-e-Sadr.

The President also lauded the role of the University in imparting quality education not only in the varied Islamic subjects but also in the modern disciplines.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=256590

 

Setting up of NCC for revised curriculum lauded

 

Curriculum up to the higher secondary school level would be launched in Islamabad and all provinces after creation of the National Curriculum Council (NCC).  Veteran educationists and intellectuals Monday appreciated the federal government’s decision for revising curriculum up to the higher secondary school level by setting up National Curriculum Council (NCC) in two months.

 

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/11/18/city/islamabad/setting-up-of-ncc-for-revised-curriculum-lauded/

 

Teachers have to wait for getting regularised status

 

A large number of teachers working on daily wages at Islamabad Model Schools and Islamabad Model Colleges would have to wait more to have their status as regularised government employees. Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development (CAD) Barrister Usman Ibrahim on Monday told a delegation comprising representatives of daily wagers that the regularisation of teachers would take some time as they would have to clear many stages for regularistation.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-284916-Teachers-have-to-wait-for-getting-regularised-status

 

Educationists take to the streets

 

Hundreds of teachers and non-teaching staff members, protested in front of Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) on Monday, forcing its administration to suspend routine activities. They raised slogans against the acting Director General of FDE who they alleged has been creating hurdles in regularisation of their services.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1145268/educationists-take-to-the-streets

 

Educationist shot dead

 

A professor of the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) on Monday was shot dead by two unidentified assailants here in Tarnol area, a police spokesman said. He said that 63-year-old Professor Khalid Bilal Ahmed Khan, serving in the Department of German at NUML, was going home with his wife after visiting his under-construction house in sector E-17 when two persons riding on a motorbike opened fire on him which resulted in his instant death.  

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/18-Nov-2014/educationist-shot-dead

 

Charter of education

Prime Minister agreed to the opposition leader Khurshed Shah, on charter of education and acknowledged the issue of low education budget raised by Khurshed Shah.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-11-18&edition=ISL&id=1395648_16311570

 

Protest of teachers

Teachers of federal schools complained for their rights and said that in case of violation of seniority and quota rule for promotion, they will protest.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-11-18&edition=ISL&id=1396524_84983314

 

Muslim countries should struggle collectively for latest science and technical education.

The President of Pakistan said that Muslim countries should struggle collectively for latest science and technical education, during a lunch with ambassadors of Muslim countries.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-11-18&edition=ISL&id=1396490_86429597

 

Responsibility to handle primary and middle examination boards

 

PUNJAB examination commission spend billions of rupees on examination boards and doing nothing. Teachers are working and doing their responsibilities.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-11-18/page-2

 

Technical and Vocational Training Institutes

 

The board has accreditated 16 new institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-11-18/page-2

 

FDE on  NAB

 

Federal Directorate of Education rejected all cases againset them by NAB related to increment in school fees.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-11-18/page-3

 

Annual meeting of PEA

 

Annual meeting of Punjab Educator Association held at Muree and it was decided to keep rights of Educators in the region.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-11-18/page-4

 

Grant to school

 

Higher Secondary School, Chak Beli Khan, granted with 900,000 for development.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-11-18/page-6

 

College poor in performance

 

Degree college kahuta produced poor examination results. College received grants from government but no improvement observed.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-11-18/page-10

 

Children facing education problems

 

Children facing severe problems while getting education at government institutions. (MARIA QAMAR)

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-11-18/page-15

 

Punjab

 

Promotion of both inclusive and special education is imperative, says Sarwar

 

Pakistan has enshrined in its Constitution the right of all children to get quality education and a safe and healthy environment, Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said on Monday. He was addressing the participants of the British Council’s policy dialogue on How to Foster a More Inclusive Education System in Pakistan at the Governor’s House. “According to UNICEF estimates, over 1.4 million Pakistani children with disabilities are currently out of school. The problem is more prevalent among girls,” he said.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/792760/neglected-promotion-of-both-inclusive-and-special-education-is-imperative-says-sarwar/

 

Transition to English: Hope PEELI colours Punjab for the better: Sir Martin

 

Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan and British Council CEO Sir Martin Davidson spoke at a panel discussion held in connection with the Punjab Education and English Language Initiative’s (PEELI) first anniversary. Khan outlined various initiatives the provincial government had taken to improve the education sector in the province. He said he hoped that PEELI would contribute to the government’s strategy in this regard.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/792727/transition-to-english-hope-peeli-colours-punjab-for-the-better-sir-martin/

 

Promoting education: PEF extends project to all districts

 

The Punjab Education Foundation has extended the Subject Based Support Programme (SBSP) to all the 36 districts of the province to promote quality education in low-fee private schools to improve the teaching standards. Previously, this programme was functional in 22 districts, a statement issued by the foundation stated. According to the PEF spokesman, the PEF provided subject specialists teachers of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and English to the partner schools. “They also try to improve the overall academic standards at the schools where they are deputed to work six days a week. Low-fee schools in remote areas will be preferred for partnership,” the statement said. Private schools, with an enrolment of at least 100 students in their middle to secondary classes, can apply for partnership by November24.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/792744/promoting-education-pef-extends-project-to-all-districts/

 

BRITISH COUNCIL TO CONTINUE ITS SUPPORT FOR LCWU EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS: SIR MARTIN

 

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) British Council Pakistan Sir Martin Davidson has said that Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) is playing a very significant role in women empowerment and British Council will continue its full cooperation to strengthen the institution and its projects. He was addressing here in LCWU in an event organized by Directorate of Faculty Development and Internationalisation (DFDI) of LCWU to highlight the projects initiated by Active Citizen program(ACP). 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=256605

 

1,000 students get laptops

 

 A laptop distribution ceremony for the position holders and deserving students of six colleges of the city was held at MAO College on Monday. On the occasion, PML-N Lahore President and MNA Pervaiz Malik was the chief guest and a large number of students and teachers of different colleges also attended the ceremony. The chief guest distributed 1,000 laptops among the position holder students of six colleges of the city.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/18-Nov-2014/1-000-students-get-laptops

 

Mooting colonial, post-colonial Punjab at GCU

 

The GCU History Department and Higher Education Commission arranged a two-day international conference titled ‘Colonial and Post-colonial Punjab’ Monday. Eminent social scientist Dr Muhammad Waseem chaired the inaugural session, spanning six technical sitting on ideologies and education, politics and religion, socio-economic marginalization, new perspective in historical method, ‘identity formation in colonial/post-colonial Punjab and art, culture and society. Addressing the participants, GCU VC Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleequr Rahman said the history was very a vital subject as it was a mirror through which they could see their past, analyze their present and plan for a prosperous future.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/18-Nov-2014/mooting-colonial-post-colonial-punjab-at-gcu

 

Pakistan’s biggest education moot today

 

The Punjab University Institute of Education and Research (IER) is organising Pakistan’s biggest three-day conference on education titled “International Conference on Research in Education (ICORE 2014)”.  PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran will inaugurate the conference today (Tuesday) at 9am at Faisal Auditorium. In a press statement, Director IER Prof Dr Mumtaz Akhter said that as many as 1,000 international and national educationists and students are expected to participate in the event and about 315 research papers will be presented. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/18-Nov-2014/pakistan-s-biggest-education-moot-today

 

For a bright future: Students brace cold to get better results

 

There are no desks so we have to sit on the floor and do our readings, said  seven-year-old Laiba Rafiq, a student of the Government Girls’ High School Westridge where the fate of 500 students hangs in the balance as they continue their quest to seek knowledge despite the most basic of facilities.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/792625/for-a-bright-future-students-brace-cold-to-get-better-results/

 

The biometric system in schools

 

The biometric system will be launched in schools by 2015 to ensure the 100 percent attendance of teachers and staff. In first step the higher secondary schools will be covered, second step will cover high schools, third will middle and fourth will cover primary schools.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-11-18&edition=ISL&id=1395174_14341335

 

The funds for the education sector in Attock

The Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Shaikh Aftab Ahmed said that Rs 31 lac (3.1 million) has been allocated for the schemes of education development in district of Punjab Attock.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-11-18&edition=ISL&id=1395263_77385188

 

Private schools are heavily taxed

 

The taxes for the private schools has been increased to 500 percent by the education department, the board fee increased from Rs 1500 to Rs 10000 annually. The Private schools management association denied to accept this order.

Complete Story: Roznama Khabrein Islamabad, page 3

 

Increase in fee of Para medical school

The students of schools under the department of health are being charged heavy fee that is creating troubles for them.

Complete Story: Roznama Khabrein Islamabad, page 3

 

Pakistan awareness programs, local school students visited the pakistan movement workers house, mobile units lectures in schools

 

Government madrasa banat cultural town main market township high school students and teachers the theory awareness program regarding pakistan pakistan trust house personnel visited the pakistan tehreek-e-quaid study also found image gallery of pakistan.

For complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/e-paper/lahore/2014-11-18/page-2/detail-15

 

Muslim countries should take steps for advancement in science and technology

 

President said, muslims should take steps toward progress in science and technology for developmental progress

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/e-paper/lahore/2014-11-18/page-3/detail-14

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Education budget to increase from 2% to 4% in 2018 budget

 

Prime minister written to opposition leader about education budget and corporation in this sector.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/e-paper/lahore/2014-11-18/page-3/detail-16

 

346 seats vacant in 49 girls colleges in lahore division

 

Education department is facing decline. in this regard teacher’s absenteeism is one of major cause.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/e-paper/lahore/2014-11-18/page-9

 

Active citizen

 

A ceremony on active citizen was held at lahore college for women university

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/e-paper/lahore/2014-11-18/page-9

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International conference

 

An international 3 days conference on to be holding by collaboration of punjab university and department of education and research.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/e-paper/lahore/2014-11-18/page-9

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Student teacher session at VU university

 

A special session on advance ment in education and science was held between student and teachers at virtual university.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/e-paper/lahore/2014-11-18/page-9

http://dailypakistan.com.pk/e-paper/lahore/2014-11-18/page-12/detail-0

 

World student day

 

Special ceremony on “world student day” held at arif wala.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/e-paper/lahore/2014-11-18/page-10

 

Constitutional amendment in university bill

 

Governor KP returned the amendment in the constitutional university bill for further improvement.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/e-paper/lahore/2014-11-18/page-10

 

Charter for education improvement

 

PM Nawaz Sharif said that a new charter will be develop to enhance quality education with collaboration of all political parties.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-18-2014/pindi/pic.asp?picname=522.gif

 

Education curriculum

 

Prime minister Nawaz Sharif said that hec should collaborate with provincial departments for development of curriculum for schools and colleges.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-18-2014/pindi/pic.asp?picname=06_08.gif

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Sindh

 

Thousands of Teachers protested on The Shrine of Benazir Bhutto

 

Larkana:    On the call of GSTA, thousands of Teachers gathered from all corners of Sindh Province on the shrine of Shaheed Muhtarma Benazir Bhutto in opposition to newly introduced Management Cadre System in Education Department. The Teachers’ mob was enthusiastic to cry for their rights. On the occasion GSTA President Mr. Ashraf Khaskheli during his address to the Teachers said that, Management Cadre System is introduced by Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho taking high-flying amount of 400 Million from The World Bank which is totally constructive to politically supported people. He said that Teachers are gathered here on the Shrine of Muhtarma Benazir Bhutto to complain her about injustices with the voters of PPP in Sindh Province. The Teachers demanded from the Government to hold back Management Cadre System. He added that, GSTA is not in the favor of Ghost Teachers, if Government initiates serious action against them they would be hand in hand with Government. It was also decided that if Management Cadre System is not suspended the protests capacity would be expanded by 20th November.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130209974&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141118

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Students protest against Ghost Teachers

 

Hyderabad:   The Students of Sindh University Law Faculty along with other Social and Political Parties protested against Ghost Teachers. They had posters in their hands displaying Ghost Teachers no more wanted. One of the leaders Mr. Mir Lashari said that Ghost Teachers have government support. They demanded from higher authorities to take serious action against Ghost Teachers to save Sindh Education.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130210004&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141118

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JSQM rally against School Closure reached Masu Bhurgri

 

JSQM had organized a foot March rally for the opening of 100 Ghost Schools of Matiyari District. The rally had to march towards Hyderabad District, they said that School are turned to be sitting places of Landlords and other villagers; Children are kept aloof from basic Education; the Schools should be restored and run properly.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130209807&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141118

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D.E.O visited Girls School Golarchi

 

District Education Officer Mr. Naseem Kosar Badin had a surprise visit of Girls Higher Secondary School Golarhci. During her visit 5 Female Teachers were found absent; she took away Attendance Registers directing to the Head Master to focus on the attendance of the Teachers and Students.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130209799&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141118

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Rally demands Ghost Teachers’ Suspension

District Sanghar:  Quami Awami Tahreek organized a rally against Ghost Teachers at Jam Nawaz Ali. They demanded from Sindh Government to suspend these Ghost Teachers. They added that about 20 Schools at Jam Nawaz Ali are closed due to these Teachers. Future of the village Children is on the verge of devastation.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130209863&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141118

 

5 Primary Teachers B.Ed Certificates bogus

 

District Jacobabad: Five Primary Teachers, Mr. Qamar Ul Din Daudpoto, Mr. Manzoor Ahmed Memon, Mr. Abdul Sattar Soomro, Mr. Dost Muhammad Jakhrani and Mr. Nek Muhammad Noonari were getting their allowances since 10 years on their forged B.Ed Degrees. When they demanded for their promotion, their degrees were sent to Shah Abdul Latif University for verification, but University found them fake and informed Director Schools.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130209956&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141118

 

Sindh University organized Lecture program on “Education and Jobs in Foreign Countries”

 

Sindh University organized a lecture Program for the Students on the title of “Education and Jobs in Foreign Countries”. The Guest Speaker Mr. Altaf Shaikh, a writer, was called to deliver the Lecture regarding the topic. During his lecture, he said that Standard of Education in Sindh are low, that is why students are less efficient; sindhi Students can compete by learning English Language.

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Director visits Schools 7 Teachers suspended

 

Thaano Bula Khan:  Director Education Hyderabad visited the Schools including Primary School, Girls Primary School, Government Boys High School and Government Girls Middle School Thaano Bula Khan. During his visit he found 7 Teachers absent including 4 Female Teachers and suspended them.

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Villagers protest for School Building

 

The residents of village Yaar Muhammad Brohi near Bhirya City District Naushehro Feroz raised their voice for School Building. On the occasion Mr. Abdul Majeed and others told that Government Primary School is running under open sky since 24 years, government is not providing School Building; he added, villagers have provided plot for School building, even then no positive response is observed from Government Side.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-18/news/page2/1%20(7).htm

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JSQM protests for Closed Schools of Jhudo

 

District Mirpur Khas:  JSQM stood against Ghost Schools of jhudo. Mr. Ghulam Rasool Khoso, Mr. Asif Kapri and Abbas told media that lot of schools of Jhudo are closed due to non-seriousness of government and Ghost Teachers. They demanded to restore these schools and save Education.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-18/news/page3/1%20(27).htm

 

Teachers suspended in 1998 Demand restoration

 

In the former government of Mr. Nawaz Shareef, 52 Teachers were suspended.  Mr. Shah Muhammad Butt, Mr. Fida Hussain Shah, Mr. Allah Bux and others protested for their restoration demanding their rights from Government. They declared that, 52 Teachers were suspended in 1998 without showing any reason.

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JSQM protests against Ghost Teachers

 

Larkana: JSQM leaders along with villagers stood against Ghost Teachers and School Closures in the area of Radhan. The villagers were holding The Holy Quran in their Hands and protested for the restoration of their Schools.

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5 Teachers to Teach 3 Students

 

District Umer Kot:    There are seven schools in village Dhaalu ji Tar, but in one Middle School 5 Teachers are appointed to teach 3 Students. Sami Foundation, Students and villagers protested for opening of the closed schools to run them properly. They declared that there are 12 girls, 1 middle and 28 boys schools, and out of that 10 schools are closed.

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Seminar on the Promotion of Education

 

District Nawabshah:  A seminar was organized at Shahpur Jahania Village New Gachero in Primary School on the promotion of Education. The seminar was presided by well known Writer and Educationist Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Zardari. The teachers talked about Education declaring that through Education Nations can change their future; and Teachers are the best role models for the promotion of Education. Illiteracy can be rooted-out from the society through the enlightenment of Education.

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Protest for the Betterment of Education

 

A social person Mr. Muhammad Ali Khatak protested for the betterment of Education at Thatta. He said about 650 Schools are closed in district thatta; he added that in past times district thatto has remained the hub of Education, but now the situation is badly affected.

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E.D.O Suspended 5 Teachers

 

E.D.O Education Mr. Hyder Bux Nizamani visited different schools of Khipro District Sanghar and suspended 5 Teachers, whereas he issued show cause notice to the absent Teachers.

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4 Million Children do not attend Schools, Education Minister

 

Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has stated that 4 Million Children in Sindh are not attending Schools. Lots of Schools are non functional, but steps are being taken to restore Ghost Schools.

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13 Schools Closed

 

13 Schools are closed in U.C Fazal Bhambhro, near New Kot District Mirpur Khas. Students are compelled to work in the fields and sit in the hotels in their leisure time. On the contact, Education Officer told that he has had meeting with the Teachers to make them bound to attend schools on regular basis.

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Primary School closed since 2 years

 

Primary School village Sadiq Memon near Masan Wada is closed since 2 years; no Teachers is appointed to teach 150 Students.

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12 Schools closed

 

12 Schools are closed in U.C Dilawar Hussain, near Jhudo District Mirpur Khas, including Primary School Kamal Patafi, Darya Khan, Khuda Bux Lighari, Saleh Dahri and others. Ghost Teachers are enjoying their leisure time without attending schools. Mr. Ghulam Rasool Khoso told that these Teachers are having political background.

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Ghost Teachers attended Schools after movement on Social Media

The Ghost Teaches of Sultan Pur, near Pano Akil District Sukkur felt ashamed after great movement against them on Social Media. Lots of Schools of the area were closed due to Ghost Teachers, but now those Teachers felt themselves ashamed and joined their schools to teach.

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Ghost Teachers to be treated strongly, Commissioner Benazirabad

 

Commissioner Shaheed Benazirabad Division Mr. Mustafa Jamal Syed has declared that from 28th November attendance Registers will be checked in the Schools for verification of Signatures of the Teachers and Complain numbers have been issued for rapid access and action. He added that Ghost Teachers will be treated strongly for promotion and standard of education. He has assigned the task to the focal persons to listen to the complaints; district Sanghar and Naushehro Feroz has been included in this operation.

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Assembly passes yet another 'discriminatory' law for varsities

 

The Sindh Assembly on Monday passed yet another law regulating the appointments and terms of offices of the vice-chancellors of public universities in the province.

In addition to this, the Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani referred the Sindh Medical and Dental Council Bill 2014 to the standing committee for review. The standing committee will send it back within two weeks when it will be taken up again by the assembly. Meanwhile, the Sindh School Education Standard and Curriculum Bill and the Postgraduate College for Medical Science Sindh Bill were introduced in the Assembly.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/792696/eyewash-assembly-passes-yet-another-discriminatory-law-for-varsities/

 

‘No schools built since 2012’

 

The Sindh government has not built any primary school since 2012 and the existing facilities needed to be upgraded. Sindh Education Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said this on Monday while responding to lawmakers’ queries during the question hour of the Sindh Assembly session.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-284885-No-schools-built-since-2012

 

Sindh schools’ enrolment drops considerably

 

Sindh Education Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro on Monday said the registration of schoolchildren across the Sindh had come down considerably due to closure of schools, non-attendance of teachers and poverty of the children’s parents. He was responding to a question from Pakistan Muslim League Functional leader Nusrat Sehar Abbasi on distribution of free textbooks in district Khairpur. The statistics revealed that in the academic year 2009-10, 3,69,217 students were given free textbooks in district Khairpur schools. The number of schoolchildren dropped to 332,381 in the academic year 2013-14. The statistics revealed a drop of 36,836 students in four years. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/karachi/18-Nov-2014/sindh-schools-enrolment-drops-considerably

 

Setting up medical college, hospital in time tough task for KU

 

Giving itself a tough two-month deadline under pressure from the Pakistan Medical Dental Council (PMDC) to launch a medical college by January next year, Karachi University (KU) is yet to do the basic homework required to set up the institution, it emerged on Monday.

Sources said that confusion prevailed within the ranks of the university administration and it was still considering different options about a suitable place to set up a medical college and a teaching hospital. Apart from the infrastructure, there was also a question mark over how a medical faculty would be arranged in a short time.

Complete Story:  http://www.dawn.com/news/1145201/setting-up-medical-college-hospital-in-time-tough-task-for-ku

 

IBA INTRODUCES 3 NEW POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

 

The Institute of Business Administration, Karachi launched three Post-Graduate Diploma Courses in Healthcare Management, Supply Chain Management, and Human Resource Management a statement on Monday said. Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, Commissioner, Karachi Division, was the chief guest. Designed to develop highly skilled practitioners with an in-depth understanding of strategic, tactical and operational issues; each PGD is spread over a span of 1 year, with 12 courses, a live project and practicum.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=256600

 

Inter Part-I (commerce) exam result announced

 

Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) on Monday announced the result of Intermediate Part-I Commerce group regular annual examination 2014.  According to the result statistics, a total of 37079 candidates got registration, out of which 36437 appeared in the examination, while 13120 could pass all seven papers. The pass percentage stood 36.07. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/18-Nov-2014/inter-part-i-commerce-exam-result-announced

 

SMIU a ray of hope for needy students

 

Education is a very important factor of every nation, stated by Dr Ali Shaikh,Vice Chancellor of Sindh Madressatul Islam while addressing to the farewell party. Vice Chancellor of SMI University further added that the teachers must be sincere with their profession. He said that SMIU is a ray of hope for needy students as it cater to the need of deprived segment of the society.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-11-18/page-13

 

40 lac (4 million) children are out of school in Sindh

The senior Minister of education Sindh, Nisar Khoro said that the number of out-of-school children is 4 million in Sindh. We are trying to increase the enrolment and reduce the dropout rate.

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Seminary teacher slain

 

A seminary teacher associated with the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat was gunned down in Orangi Town on Monday. Maulana Samiullah Khan, 35, was near the Al-Badar Madrasa in Kunwari Colony when motorcyclists shot him. He was taken to a hospital where he died.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-284889-Seminary-teacher-slain

 

Amendments in curriculum of matriculation

 

Education minister Sindh announced that new course of Matricuation with certain ammendments will be published with new yyears beginning.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-11-18/page-8

 

Vc appointments

 

All the vice chancellors of sindh will be appointed for the period of 4 years.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-11-18/page-8

 

Cirriculum concerns: Kashmir boundaries in map of India

 

In curriculum of KP, Kashmir is being included in Map of India.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-11-18/page-8

 

Opinions

 

Lost generation by Sanaullah Baloch

 

Until 1960, the per capita income in Balochistan was higher than that in Punjab. But today Balochistan has the highest poverty rates. Educational inadequacy, either as a symptom or a corollary of the extreme poverty in Balochistan, is tragically apparent, with little access to learning for the youth.

According to a 2014 report by Alif Ailaan, a group working for education reform, 1.8 million out of 2.7 million children in Balochistan are without any kind of education. The dropout rate at primary schools is 57pc. The group also revealed that state-run schools in Balochistan are in a precarious condition. “There are a total of 12,347 state-run schools in Balochistan, of which merely 6pc are high schools. At least 76pc of school-going children are enrolled at state-run schools, while 19pc are studying at private schools and 5pc are enrolled at religious seminaries,” its representatives say.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1145150/lost-generation

 

The 25 million missing students by S M Naseem

 

The state’s responsibility to provide basic education underpins all major efforts to universalise elementary education from industrial Europe to the US and Japan. A recent report by an NGO funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), run by a journalist/television personality/former diplomat/USAID contractor, on the state of elementary education in Pakistan has made the seemingly earth-shaking revelation that 25 million children, or roughly 50 percent of the children of schoolgoing age are not in schools. The report, titled ‘25 million broken promises’, is an obvious allusion to Article 25-A of the Pakistan Constitution promising the right to education “to all children of age five to 16 years”. It has used available data sources, none of which is tailored to the task at hand, to come to a conclusion in the hope of shocking the nation out of its slumber about a glaring aspect of our social dystopia.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/18-Nov-2014/the-25-million-missing-students

 

 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

 

‘War on education’

 

apropos your editorial “War on education’ (Nov 12). I agree with the newspaper that extremists are jeopardising the future of countless children in the areas they control. Unfortunately, the government has been unable to arrest extremists and protect schools.

All countries should unite on one platform and wage a war against terrorists.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1145171/war-on-education

 

Distribution of laptops

 

I WANT to draw attention towards the issue of laptop distribution in Karachi University as they might be distributed to students having connections rather than deserving ones.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1145166/distribution-of-laptops

 

Researchers’ dilemma

 

RESEARCH is vital for higher education and without conducting authentic research higher education is incomplete. It has been observed that research methodology is taught in all Pakistani universities at BS, MS and PhD levels, still students are reluctant to do research after completion of their coursework.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1145170/researchers-dilemma

 

Education should be the priority

 

A girl who got third position in Inter Commerce exams, but she couldn’t continue her study just because of poverty and the same is issue with a lot of students in  Pakistan. Hence this issue should be the priority of government.

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