November 27, 2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

 

`Over 2 million children out of school in KP`

About 2.8 million children, both boys and girls, are out of school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, according to a non-governmental organization. Addressing a workshop here on Wednesday, Nuzhat Ameen, the programme officer of Khwaendo Kor, a non-governmental organization, said that after the passage of 18th Amendment, Article 25 A of the Constitution was necessary to be implemented in the province but for the purpose a bill should be passed from the provincial assembly. The workshop was attended by members of civil society organisations, lawyers, journalists and officials of education department in a large number. Ms Ameen said that the bill was already passed by the other three provinces of the country.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=27_11_2014_182_003

 

Facilitation to Schools

KP government announced that they are working for providing basic facilties to all schools of the region.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2014-11-27/page-8

 

Stressing education: AJK gets first women university

The first women university of Azad Jammu and Kashmir was inaugurated in Bagh on Wednesday by the region’s President Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan. While addressing the inaugural function of the university, the AJK president said in future classrooms would be the only battlefields and nations that concentrate on quality education will rule the world.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/797900/stressing-education-ajk-gets-first-women-university/

 

Khyber students flay govt for ignoring displaced persons

The students belonging to Khyber Agency on Wednesday held a protest demonstration outside Peshawar Press Club against the government for its failure to give the status of internally displaced person (IDP) to the newly dislocated families and demanded early rehabilitation of the people. They were holding banners and placards inscribed with the demands for concluding the military operation as soon as possible, rehabilitation of the displaced families and approval of a package for them. Talking to mediapersons, the students` leaders, including Zahidullah, Muslim Khan, Mohammad Bilal and Usman Shah, demanded of the federal government to declare Khyber Agency as calamity-hit area and announce a comprehensive pacl(age for welfare of its people on the pattern of Malakand division and Waziristan Agency.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=27_11_2014_182_010

 

Ex-VC admits misleading concepts still exist in curriculum

Former VC Islamia College University said that though the curriculum went through the reviewing process several times that helped in updating contents and removing misleading concepts yet several ideological biases and historical distortions continue to remain part of the curriculum.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-11-27/page-2

 

Promotion of Education Dept officers stayed 

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday stayed the promotion of officers of the Education Department in grade-19 across the province till the next order of the court. A two-member bench comprising Justice Nisar Hussain and Justice Syed Afsar Shah restrained the secretary Elementary and Secondary Education, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, from promotion of officers in Education Department in grade-19 till the next order.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-286647-Promotion-of-Education-Deptt-officers-stayed

 

Re-attachment nursing schools with hospitals concerned demanded

District Nurses Association on Wednesday demanded that nursing schools which is under the provincial Health Services Academy should be re-attached with the concerned hospitals.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201411/27/national.php

 

Police inform students about new services

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police held a gathering for students as part of its public awareness campaign for its new measures for facilitating the common man in matters relating to police and people at Islamia College University here on Wednesday. Additional Inspector General of Police Mian Muhammad Asif was the chief guest on the occasion. Prominent among others present on the occasion were campus peace corps commandant Muhammad Hussain, ICU registrar Prof Dr Sareer Badshah and Dr Inayat Ali Shah.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-286651-Police-inform-students-about-new-services

 

Court orders: Education secretary directed to not issue notifications of promoted officials

The Peshawar High Court on Wednesday directed the secretary for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Elementary and Secondary Education Department to not issue notifications of officials who were recently promoted and submit a report in this regard. The order was issued by a bench of Justice Nisar Hussain Khan and Justice Syed Afsar Shah. The court was hearing a petition filed by Ahmad Ali and 16 other officials of the education department.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/797756/court-orders-education-secretary-directed-to-not-issue-notifications-of-promoted-officials/

 

Speakers for `balanced` curriculum to curb violence in society

Speakers at a function on Wednesday stressed the need for the government to focus on balancing the curriculum in order to overcome the challenges of modern time, particularly regarding violence in the society. The function was held at the conclusion of a project `Youth for Democracy and Social Change` (YDSC), at the Services Club here. The event focused on significance of tolerance in the violence-hit society. The project was a joint venture of Peace Education and Development Foundation (PEAD) and German Embassy, providing an opportunity and forum to the youth of KP and Fata for effective civic engagement.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=27_11_2014_182_007

 

NGO calls for free, basic education to child

Khwenedo Kor, a Peshawar based NGO working for rights of women and children, has emphasized on the provision of free and basic education.

Complete Story: The News, page no. 3

 

Balochistan

 

Poor Condition of Schools

Student Action Organization said that in most of areas the schools are in poor condition imparting education.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102545907&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20141127

 

Poor condition of School

Government should take interest to provide basic facilities to Government Girls Primary School Kali Shahnawaz.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102545732&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20141127

 

School Building Required

UC 5, Quetta, general secretary said that government f=granted building for school and 20 thousands for the construction but due to lack of employee and workforce construction is pending.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Quetta/page3.asp

 

Teachers Expelled

Secretary education did a monitoring visit and expelled 15 absent teachers at Qila Saifullah.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Quetta/page8.asp

 

To Upgrade College

Government Girls Degree College Cant Quetta, should be upgraded to Post Graduate College.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Quetta/page7.asp

 

To Notice Opponents of Education

Administration f Quetta University should take notice of opponents of education.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102545612&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20141127 

  

Quota for Minorities in Education

Senator for peace and Development said that for filling 4,000 posts govt have reserved 5% quota for minorities.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102545713&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20141127

 

Discussion on Issues of Basic Education Facilities

Saryab Social Workers network met with principal of Government Girls Degree College to highlight issues.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102545716&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20141127 

  

Irregularities at Quetta University

Government should monitor and take notice of irragularities in working of Qutta University.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Quetta/page2.asp

 

Government working for Education

Vice Chancellor, University of Balochistan said that Chief Minister is interested to work for education development.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Quetta/page3.asp

 

Education Emmergency is Point of Decision

Students of Water Resource Management said that call for education emergency is point of concern. Their degrees should be included in services rules.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Quetta/page7.asp

 

Need of Advance Education Facilities

Balochistan Education Foundation said that, Children should be provided with advanced education facilities for the development of region.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Quetta/page7.asp

 

Job for Marine Scheince Graduates

There are nearly 440 graduates of Marine Sciences in the region. They have no job. Government should plan for their jobs.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Quetta/page7.asp

 

Need to work hard for development in education sector

District Education Officer said there we need to work hard for the progress in education department.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Quetta/page8.asp

 

Student Protest

Student did protest againt ammendments in admission policy for BMC classes.

Admissions should be taken through NTS but not through Balochistan Testing Service.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Quetta/page8.asp

 

Teachers Right Association should appoint to Examination Halls

Teachers Rights  Association said that contraller of Matric Examination should appoint teachers of the association for monitoring of Examination halls.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Quetta/page10.asp

 

AJ&K/GB/FATA

 

Massive irregularities in development projects in Fata

Expressing concern over the misuse of funds in various development projects in tribal areas, the Senate Standing Committee on States and Frontier Region (Safron) called for a monitoring cell to be set up at the Fata Secretariat. A meeting was held at the Parliament House presided over by Senator Muhammad Saleh Shah to discuss the Protected Relief and Recovery Operation Programme (RAROP) 201315 in Fata and the representation of students from Fata at various institutions of the country. Committee members expressed concern over alleged irregularities in various development projects under RAROP. RAROP covers School Feeding, Nutrition and Food for Livelihood. `In the absence of any effective monitoring system, there are massive irregularities in various projects in Fata,` said Senator Saleh Shah.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=27_11_2014_004_006

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No Development after approval of Budget

After getting government budgetery allocation, there is no development activities at AJK. Nearly 700 schools are working without building.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=07_05.jpg

 

Women University at Azad Kashmir

First women university establishment will propagte education thinking in the region. It’s a good sign toward education development.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-11-27/page-5

 

Goldern Jublee Celebration

A golden Jublee Ceremony celebrated for monthly lectures at Hadi Homeo Medical College. There will be regular lecture on awarness about Abola.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-11-27&edition=ISL&id=1411257_76773951

 

Islamabad

 

15 new schools to be constructed

`It is impossible to abolish evening shifts from all educational institutions of the Federal Capital in the next two years,` State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Barrister Usman Ibrahim told the National Assembly during question hour session on Wednesday. He said shortage of classrooms was a big hurdle in Enishingevening shifts. `As many as 400 new classrooms are needed. PC-1 of the project is under way, and we hope expansion will be completed in two years after which we will completely abolish evening shif ts,` the minister said. He was responding to a question by Muttahida Qaumi Movement lawmaker Sheikh Salahuddin.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=27_11_2014_153_005

 

Education Ministry to hold two-day international conference

Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training is holding a two-day international conference here from Thursday to Friday to discuss learning needs of children, youth and adults. Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Professor Ahsan Iqbal will be chief guest at the opening ceremony and Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Balighur Rehman will be chief guest at the closing ceremony of the event. The international conference entitled “E-9 Ministerial Review Meeting” will be attended by delegations from nine countries including Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Nigeria.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/27-Nov-2014/education-ministry-to-hold-two-day-international-conference

 

Students fear more academic loss due to PTI protests

Students of different educational institutions in federal capital fear more academic loss due to upcoming protest of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf on November 30. The students have suffered a lot due to the prolonged sit-in of PTI and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) launched from Independence Day and now they are again worried due to the upcoming PTI protest. The students fear that after long sit-ins and protests, they have just regained their momentum of studies and now they would again suffer due to the uncertainty and unrest on the roads of the capital. Kamran Habib, a student said,” I got 80 percent marks in class 9th and want to show good results in matric exams but my syllabus is not covered so far due to the closure of school”. He said protests must not affect normal life of students and their academic performance. “These protests are not meant for any positive development but are causing inconvenience to common people,” he added.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/27-Nov-2014/students-fear-more-academic-loss-due-to-pti-protests

 

`Govt should make education policy once and for all`

The country saw 23 National Education Policies since its inception some 67 years ago. Education policy should be made once and for all at federal level to deal with all educational issues. This was stated by the civil society experts and literary personalities at the launching of an academic book titled `Privatisation, Education and Social Justice` published by the Privatisation in Education Research Initiative (PERI) at a local hotel on Wednesday. The book launch was organised by Pakistan Coalition for Education in collaboration with Open Society Foundations (OSF). MNA Daniyal Aziz, from the PML-N, while addressing to the participants said that a number oftimes educations policies were revised but problem regarding education could not be resolved.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=27_11_2014_153_009

 

Police won’t be accommodated in schools this time

If things go as planned, the police from different parts of the country, especially Punjab and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, will reach Islamabad shortly to help the administration maintain law and order in the city ahead of and on November 30 when the Imran Khan-led PTI plans to take out another anti-government rally. Now, the question is – where will all these policemen stay? Four months ago, too, when the PTI along with cleric Tahirul Qadri’s PAT marched on Islamabad before camping out outside parliament house, the police were called in from different parts of the country.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-286668-Police-wont-be-accommodated-in-schools-this-time

 

Students discuss major world issues with diplomats

On second day of the Millennial Model United Nations 2014 (MMUN 2014) here on Wednesday, a ‘Diplomatic Moot’ was moderated by the ambassadors from around the globe representing UN member states, says a press release. Roots Millennium Schools Chief Executive Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq, TI, organised the moot to provide students with an opportunity to speak with the diplomatic circles and have a lifetime opportunity to speak on world issues.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-286673-Students-discuss-major-world-issues-with-diplomats

 

Let’s fight against illiteracy, poverty, not each other: PM

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that his vision for the region was of a “dispute-free South Asia” where, instead of fighting against one another, the countries jointly fought poverty, illiteracy, diseases, malnourishment and unemployment. Nawaz Sharif urged to invest for youth to unleash their creativity, talent, and enterprise and stressed to strengthen mutual bonds of trust to solve problems. He said the economic development of South Asia was closely linked to the availability of energy at an affordable price. He said an interactive process would reveal the beauty and strength a true South Asian identity. “We should build on our inherent strengths and effectively address common issues, such as socio-economic disparities, poverty alleviation, women empowerment, health, and education.”

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-27/page-1/detail-1

 

Monitoring visit to schools

Assistant Agency Education Officer did monitoring visit to schools of Lando Kotal.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-11-27/page-5

 

Evening Shifts to Cease

Government said that all evening shifts at colleges of islamabad will be cease.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-11-27/page-12

 

Bycott by Commerce Teachers

Commerce teachers are still protesting for their rights.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-11-27/page-12

 

B-Form for Matric Exams

Board of Secondary Education in Punjab has linked B-Form as a mandatory document to submit along with examination registration forms for 9th and 10thclasses.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Islamabad, Page 9

 

Punjab

 

Rs274b being spent on education: minister

Punjab Excise and Taxation Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman has said the Punjab government considers education a tool to development and a record funds have been provided for school and higher education. He said to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Rs 2 billion has been reserved for current fiscal year. He said the Punjab government is utilising all out resources for the promotion of education specially in the field of technical education and an amount of Rs 274 billion is being utilised for the promotion of education sector which is 26.25pc of the budget. Talking to a delegation of students and teachers of a private Institute of Fashion and Design, Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman said due to practical measures of the chief minister, the enrollment of students in government schools had been enhanced to 11.273 million.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-286643-Rs274b-being-spent-on-education-minister

 

Students back `lesson plan` for govt

Lending support to the cause of teachers, a good number of students of the Government Commerce College on Wednesday tool< out a procession demanding regularisation of more than 1,000 professors and lecturers working in 118 colleges of Punjab on a contract. Hundreds of protesting studentsand teachers, wearing black armbands and flaunting placards showing anti-government slogans, blamed the Higher Education Department (HED) for not regularly paying salaries to 1,000 contract teachers. They said these teachers did not receive October`s salary and were in financial straits. Ijaz Nayar, an office-bearer of the Contract Professors and Lectures Association, told this correspondent that it was beginning of the movement (outside the college premises) and would spread to the entire province. He said when the contract staff was shifted from Tevta to theHigher Education Department in 2010, there was an agreement between the two that all the contract teaching staff of commerce colleges would be regularised under a policy of 2004. `Nothing has been done even four years after the shifting to the HED,` he said.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=27_11_2014_178_005

 

Government considers education as tool for development

Punjab Minister for Excise & Taxation, Finance and Law Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman has said that Punjab government considers education as a tool to development and a record funds have been provided for school and higher education. He said that in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Rs.2 billion has been reserved for current fiscal year. He said that fashion & design, paintings and fine arts competitions help to polish talent of the youth. He said that Punjab government is utilizing all out resources for the promotion of education specially in the field of technical education and an amount of Rs.274 billion is being utilized for the promotion of education sector which is 26.25% of the budget.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=257120

 

Govt asked to focus on education

Aurat Foundation on Wednesday demanded the government to increase the inter-provincial public sector education budgets each year to reach 5 per cent of overall GDP, saying education was a human right and an essential tool for achieving the goals of gender equality, development and peace. In press statement, the women rights NGO on the occasion of the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women also said the government should adopt non-discriminatory education policies, which provided qualitative and gender-responsive learning environments, extend outreach and access to children. “Today, over 5.1 million primary school-aged children are out of school in Pakistan - the third highest number of out-of-school children in the world - and 63 per cent of them are girls.”

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-286620-Govt-asked-to-focus-on-education

 

Lack of Basic Facility

Cantonment School Rawalpindi lacking basic facilities. Station Commander Birg. Zahid Ahmed Rana taken notice of poor condition of schools.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=420.gif

 

Monitoring of New mudrassa Infrastruture

DCO Rawalpindid did a monitoring visit at rawalpinid for current status of construction of bulding for Marassa Al Quran and Madina Market.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=416.gif

 

Grade 17 Teachers Seniority List to Issue

Punjab Professors and lecturers Association said that government will give permanent status to contractual teachers/lecturers.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Multan/page2.asp

 

Commerse Teacher Protest

A protest by commerce teachers association for permanent status of contractual lecturers is still continue in collaboration with association members from Muzaffar Garh and Shujabad.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Multan/page2.asp

 

87 thousand out of school children

Nearly 87,000 children are out of school of them only 58,000 got admission in schools in 10 districts including Multan.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Multan/page2.asp

 

 Readers membership at NBF

National Book Foundation started Book Reader Club memberships.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Islamabad, Page 2

 

University Convocation

16th Annual convocation held at University of central Punjab. Students committed to work for progress of country.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-11-27&edition=ISL&id=1411152_49832729

 

Protest against cancellation of Seminar

Mukhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi recorded his protest against cencellation of ‘Hazrat Bahauddin Zikrya’ Seminar at Bahauddin Zikrya University

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Multan/page2.asp

  

Clerk Recruitment at BZU

58 clerical pposts recently filled by BZU.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Multan/page2.asp

 

Laptop to Position Holders of Matric Students

Chief Minister Punjab is distributing laptops to position holders of matric examination in Multan Division.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Multan/page2.asp

 

Laptops at Kiniard

Government distributed Laptops to students of Kiniard College.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_29.gif

 

Female Students are Asset

In a ceremony of Student Council at Government Degree College for Women, MNA said that female students are asses of our nations.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=02_01.gif

 

Speed Breaker Near School Building

There is a need of speed breaker at the road near Fouji Foundation Model School.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=09_38.gif

 

Laptops to Khanewal Students

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Multan/page10.asp

 

Poor Waste Management Near School

There is poor waste management nearSecondary high school and illegal rikhshaw stands.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Multan/page10.asp

 

Meeting of Teachers Union

A meeting held at Kot Addo by Punjab Teachers association to review government activities for teachers rights.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-27-2014/Multan/page10.asp

 

Scattered Nation and Education System

Article by Khalid Hassan (Beaconhouse).

Students from Islamic madrassas finds very different world when they pass out their basic education which scatters them.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-27/page-3/detail-1

 

MOU between Superior group of Colleges and Coka Cola

A MOU signed between Superior Group of Colleges and Coka Cola Company for the education development.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-27/page-6/detail-6

 

Visit of students to Ideology of Pakistan

Teachers and students visited the Ideology of Pakistan Try for having discussion and conversation related to Education in Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2014-11-27/page-9

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Summary for Vice Chancellor Appointment

A summary related to appointment of Vice Chancellors for 5 university sent to Chief Minister

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-27/page-12/detail-11

 

Lecture

PUNJAB University’s Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) organised a lecture on ‘Negotiating Ethnicity: Experiences of South Asian Americans’ here on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-286635-Lecture

 

Children’s Literature Festival

A THREE-DAY mega Children’s Literature Festival and Teachers’ Literature Festival is all set to begin at Children’s Library Complex from Thursday (today) to promote the reading, creative writing and critical thinking among the children.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-286627-Childrens-Literature-Festival

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GCU moot

AN international conference on ‘Biotechnology for Sustainable Development’ began at the Government College University (GCU) here on Wednesday. Pakistan Academy of Sciences Secretary General Dr Anwar Naseem chaired the inaugural session of the two-day conference organised by the Sustainable Development Study Centre.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-286633-GCU-moot

 

Literature festival starts today

A three-day Teachers’ Literature Festival (TLF) and Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) starts today (Thursday) to promote reading, creative writing and critical thinking among children at Children’s Library Complex (CLC). Idara-e-Taleem-O-Aagahi and Oxford University Press organizing festival in collaboration with Open Society Foundations, CLC and the School Education Department Punjab.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/27-Nov-2014/literature-festival-starts-today

 

Ghazi varsity, medical college hit by delay in recognition

The Ghazi University and its affiliated Ghazi Khan Medical College face an alarming delay in recognition by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), respectively. Lanched in 2010 at the Quaid-i-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur, the GKMC was shifted to an incomplete building here in January 2012. When a PMDC team visited the college for evaluation, it did not give favourable marks and asked its head to hire a professor within two weeks.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=27_11_2014_178_008

 

Literature for learning: Festival set to commence in a first

The Teachers’ Literature Festival is set to begin today (Thursday) at the Children’s Library Complex. The one-day event will be free for teachers and is being organized by the Idara-i-Taleem-o-Aagahi and the Oxford University Press in collaboration with the Open Society Foundations, the Children’s Library Complex and the School Education Department. The event is being held for the first time in the city.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/797930/literature-for-learning-festival-set-to-commence-in-a-first/

 

Sindh

 

 16 Teachers got Best Teacher Award at Benazirabad

A meeting program was organized at Darbar Hall at Shaheed Benazirabad with the support of Commissioner Mr. Syed Mustafa Jamal whereas 16 Teachers from Sanghar, Naushehro Feroz and Nawabshah were given Best Teacher award on their Best performance. On the occasion Commissioner told that from 6 November to date, 150 Ghost Teachers are issued Show Cause Notices. He praised the Best Teachers’ performance and said that there hundreds of other Best Teachers in Sindh who are engaged in performing their duties with honesty.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130212933&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141127

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D.O Visits schools 5 Ghost Teachers suspended

District Education Officer Dadu Mr. Maqsood Ahmed Qureshi visited different Schools and suspended 5 Teachers by issuing them show cause notices. On the contact, he told that visits were observed on the complaints of people; adding that Schools are lacking basic facilities and students are sitting under sky to study. He assured that gradually the problems would be solved.

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Secondary School Teachers do not perform duties, villagers briefed

Villagers of Nagar Parker District Thurr Parker have told that more than 30 Teaching and Non-Teaching staff is not attending school and drawing their salaries. They added that more than 200 students’ future is ruined due to these ghost Teachers.

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Assistant Commissioner visited schools 4 Teachers suspended

Assistant Commissioner Taluka Kot Diji District Khairpur Mirs visited the schools of taluka including Government Primary School Pir Bux Mirjat and Girls Primary School; he ordered to suspend 4 Ghost Teachers.

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Young Association stood against school closures

Young Association Jongal District Jacobabad protested against school closure of the area. The protest was led by Mr. Rashid Mirani and others. They cried that Main Primary School Jongal and other schools are closed; no one takes notice of that; even D.E.O Jacobabad takes bribe from the Ghost Teachers and instead of taking action against them, he favors them.

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Parents protest against Female Ghost Teachers

Parents have protested before Press club Hyderabad against Female Ghost Teachers. They declared that Teachers are not attending school and girls are worried for their future and education, they demanded from higher authorities to take action against them and bound them to attend school.

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 Students’ future blacken due to closure of schools of 15 villages

The schools of U.C New Abad District Sanghar, U.C Hote Khan Wasan, village Ak Khan Chandio, Mehrab Khan Liskani, Mureed Khan Liskani, Ali Abad and other villages are closed. Students of these villages are deprived of their basic right Education and are engaged in other household activities and field works. Teachers are free of their duties and engaged in their private works. Schools are turned into landlords’ sitting places and otaqs. Villagers demanded from Education Minister to take action and restore these schools.

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Seminar on Education at District Ghotki

A seminar was organized at Primary School village Abul Chachar District Ghotki by the social organization named Rural Development Policy Institute on the promotion of Education. It was highlighted in the meeting that people should play self role in the promotion of Education.

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Primary School students compelled to sit and study on floor

Due to non-availability of Furniture in the school village Waryaam wander near Setharja District Khairpur Mirs, students are helpless and constrained to sit on the ground in a single hall. Teachers told that 150 students are on roll and there is no furniture in the school. They have informed higher authorities, but nothing has happened yet.

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Primary School turned to Landlords’ otaq (Sitting place)

The residents of village Saawro near Kasho stood against the illegal act of landlord of their village, because he has turned Primary School into Ottaq (Sitting Place). They demanded from higher to take serious action against landlord and save students’ Education.

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A poor village girl Asima Teaches 100 girls voluntarily

Girls Middle School village Gaabar Masan near Badah District Larkana is closed due to carelessness of government. But the school activities are carried –over by a village girl voluntarily. The residents and villagers appreciate her efforts for village girls.

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School Plot used for growing crops

Larkana:  Plot for Special Education School is used as growing field by the Principal Mr. Aman-u-Allah Jakhro. The residents told media that he is growing crops in the school plot since years.

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Session Judge ordered to admit girls in Girls Primary School

Session Judge Ghotki has issued orders to D.O Education to admit girls in the school. She was directed that due to reasons of lack of facilities of furniture in the school, girls were not admitted; whereas it was the duty of Head Mistress to suffice the lacks.

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Villagers protest for the construction of school roof

The residents of village Nao goth near Radhan District Larkana protested for repairing and construction of school roof. During protest they told media that 200 girls are on roll, but school building is crumbling and dangerous for them. They demanded for construction of school roof.

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5 Schools closed at Kot Diji District Khairpur Mirs

Primary School Wali Muhammad Bhatti, Primary School village Inayat, Pir Bux Jat and Nibaho Pato are closed. After the visits of Assistant Commissioner, nothing has happened and no action is taken against closure of schools. Villagers briefed that Assistant Commissioner visited schools but did not take action; he attended the party and went back.

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No school building, students worried

District Mirpur Khas: Roshan abad, village Habib Ul Allah Alwani is without School building; students are studying in a thatched school which is self run. Villagers demanded for the school building.

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15 Primary Schools closed at U.C Kotri Kabir District Naushehro Feroz

Schools Koro Sahato, Mueen Shah, Baharo Mallan, Malho Solangi, Hashim Kalhoro, Hashim Marri, Bahadur Jarwar and many others are closed. Landlords are using school building as their cattle farms; SMC Funds are taken away. Villager cried that no one takes notice of the closed schools.

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Girls School U.C Masu Bhurgri Hyderabad closed since 4 years

Girls School village Ghulam Hyder Joya is closed since 4 years due to carelessness of government and education officers. Villagers demanded for its restoration to save girls’ Education.

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Protest against Head Mistress Girls High School

District Naushehro Feroz: villagers protested against Head Mistress Girls High School village Mithiyani alleging that she has taken away the scholarship stipend. They told that, when they contacted Head Mistress, her attitude was irrelevant and showed distant attitude.

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Assistant Commissioner Hyderabad visited different schools

Assistant Commissioner Mr. Inayat Ali Shah had surprise visits of different schools and attendance registers and issued notices to the Ghost Teachers and order to stop their salaries.

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Deputy Commissioner Moro Visited Schools

Deputy Commissioner Moro District Naushehro Feroz visited different Schools of Moro and Naushehro Feroz and suspended 3 Ghost Teachers.

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15 Million Children do not attend Schools

Federal Government has demanded to put Education Emergency and highlighted that overall 15 Million Children do not attend schools, adding that 65 Lec children are not attending Primary Education because of any access to the Schools. If that condition remains longer, then Millennium Development Goals cannot be achieved.

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Planning of Comprehensive and Cambridge Schools still stagnant

48 Comprehensive and Cambridge Schools were to be established by Education Department by June 2016, and it was approved by the Chief Minister Mr. Syed Qaim Ali Shah in 2013. But still 2% progress is shown in this planning and further Education Department has demanded to extend it up to 2017. Through scheme no. 295, 25 English Medium Schools from Nursery to O -level were to be established including 23 Comprehensive Schools with the cost of about 4 Billion, but still no any brick is seemed to be put.

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School Building in the Memory of Shaheed Rani still not started

Education Department had approved in 2012 to establish High School In the District of Prime Minister in the Memory of Shaheed Muhtarma Benazir Bhutto with the cost of 4 million. But still the construction work is not started and Education Department has declared that it would be completed by 2017.

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Court issued stay order of 10 suspended Teachers and called Secretary Education to Court

Sindh High Court Larkana has called Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho on his act of suspending 10 Teachers on the allegations of Ghost Teachers working on Media. The suspended Teachers had submitted petition in the Court and had briefed that they are doing job on Media after attending their School duties; whereas six other suspended Teachers from Khairpur Mirs have knocked the doors of Court against Secretary Education.

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Inter-school competition tests students` math skills

What is the difference between the smallest three-digit even number and the largest four-digit odd number? Alina baked 35 batches of cookies and eachbatchhad20 cookies. She takes half to school and leaves half for a party at home. If 70 people came to the party, how many cool (ies did each eat? What is 111111+ 11111 1111 +111 11 + 1? There was nervous nail-biting as sweat gathered on little foreheads as a few hands were raised every now and then. No, not to answer the questions that the student teams could do on the tablets provided to them the hands were raised to ask permission to go to the bathroom actually.

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AKU hosts annual high achievers awards ceremony

The Aga Khan University Examination Board hosted annual high achievers awards ceremony at the university campus on Wednesday, recognizing the outstanding students who took the 2014 Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) examinations. The Board recognised 185 high achievers from 21 cities across Pakistan including Karachi, Hyderabad, Larkana, Sukkur, Daharki, Naushero Feroz, Khairpur, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Gilgit-Baltistan, Skardu and Chitral.

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26 madressah girls recovered from house

Police recovered 26 girls, aged between five and 11 years, from a two-room house in Liaquatabad C-1 area here on Wednesday. Officials said that the girls, most of them from Bajaur tribal agency, were madressah students and had been kept at the house by the management of the seminary to settle a loan dispute with the owner of the house.

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Lack of Students at Sindh Technical Board

There is a lack of students for DAE, DCOM and TSC programs. Need is to provide more admissions.

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Award for Position holders

An award ceremony held at Agha Khan University to award them for their positions.

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Action against Violent Teachers

In Urdu department of University of Karachi, VC ordered to expel the lecturer who committed violence of student or to transfer him to non-teaching department.

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Lack of University at Hyderabad

Education supporters left Hyderabad without any University.

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SPSC Results for Head Master Posts

Sindh Public Service Commission announced results for posts of Grade 17 and Head Masters.

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Attendance system at medical college Karachi

A biometric system installed at Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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Action against Low Standard Nursing Schools

Additional Secretary Technical said that they will take action against low standard nursing schools of the region.

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Stopping establishment of University

Peoples Party Leader’s confession against stopping the establishment of University at Hyderabad is condemnable.

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Conflict among management cadre and GSTA

Conflict among Management Cadre and GSTA is declining standard of education at Sindh.

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Opinions/ Editorials

 

Our ideological education by Yaqoob Khan Bangash

A few weeks ago, a lot of ink was spilled in various newspapers against the directive of the Higher Education Commission, which ‘reminded’ universities to prevent anything against the ‘ideology’ of Pakistan from taking place on their campuses. While the efforts of my colleagues in decrying this rather absurd directive is to be lauded, the truth is that the ‘ideology’ of Pakistan — whatever that really is — is in fact being stringently preserved in the universities, and clearly etched in the minds of our students. The ideologues need not fear.

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Letter to the editor

 

Hurdles behind quality education

It is said that education can bring change in society. Indeed, education brings positive change in man’s behaviour. Formal education, informal education, professional education etc. are kinds of education. Undoubtedly, our society tries its level best to educate young generation. But our social problems are arising day by day. Educated people remain unemployed and pessimist. Why they can’t get jobs despite having education. Perhaps, it is because of lack of their abilities or our education system is responsible for all this chaos. The whole scenario shows a dismal picture and tells that there is something wrong anywhere. Now a days, it is common perception of people that today’s students, mostly have less capabilities. So to say, people compare today’s student with old one. Often time, they reach to the conclusion that standard of education is falling rapidly. You can easily judge this by comparing today’s 10th class student with 5th grade student of previous decade. This gap is presenting alarming situation. What’s the reason behind this? It shows that we have failed to give quality education to our children.

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Education a social instrument

Education means to impart knowledge. As Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said “Seek knowledge from the Cradle to Grave” Education is a medium of awareness. If you are educated you know your rights and duties and you can play an important role in society leading to nation’s development. Though the importance of education is increasing in Pakistan and the Constitution has also proclaimed as a right of the people, still of the total budget only 3% is given to education which is not enough for quality education. Education is important as it prepares a person to get new skills and value that are very necessary in today’s society. As education is knowledge, knowledge is power; power is respect and respect ultimately leads to happiness. It is the education through which citizens get themselves aware about the politics of government and can bring the change either by supporting or protesting the change.

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Future of Sindh lies in education

These days the incidence of ghost teachers is being publicized on print and electronic media. Most of these ghosts are either TV stars, media men or engaged in different trades, businesses and even politics playing cronies to the politicians – both local and higher level. A list recently announced at social media reveals that majority of ghost teachers run their own business and never visit schools and colleges where they are posted. According to data showed by social media, many of them are influential and belong to different political parties. The Sindh Education Minister is reluctant to take any legal or administrative action against them as most of them are politicized and PPP workers who have strong roots in the party.

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Absentee teachers

EDUCATION plays a vital role in the progress of a nation. Its negligence results in annihilation of the whole nation. Our education system, unlike other developing countries, is very deplorable. The unskilled and less qualified teachers, besides the corrupt administration, are already ruining the future of our generations. Ghost teachers have further complicated the problem. They are working in the media, in NGOs or doing their own business without any fear of trial. It is an irony that the authorities concerned are unwilling to curb this menace.

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Some facts from the HEC

This is in response to the article “The HEC: Turning scholars into slaves” by Ms Shaheen Ashraf Shah. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) understands that writers are entitled to their opinion, but Ms Shah begins with generalizations about the HEC’s shortcomings and in one breath, creates the impression that all scholars are suffering. Then she brings in her own experience. We will share with you details of her case where she undertook field trips without the prior permission of the commission, or without informing the commission, and hence kept drawing her stipend in foreign currency while she was entitled to stipends in the Pakistani currency.

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