November 2, 2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

 

Over a hundred teachers found absent in Manshera

Education authorities paid surprise visits to public sector institutions in Mansehra and found 125 teachers absent from duty, as a result of which their salaries were held. Official sources at the office of district education officer (DEO) Mansehra said the step was taken on the directives of the provincial government, in line with its pledge to improve the education system. Circle in charges were asked to ensure regular attendance and punctuality of teachers, and to take disciplinary action during surprise visits. During his visits to primary schools, Assistant Sub-divisional Officer Muhammad Shafique found many teachers absent.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/784340/surprise-visits-over-a-hundred-teachers-found-absent-in-manshera/

 

The slogans of free education and uniform education system by Khber Pakhtukhwa government proved wrong

There were 144 closed schools in Lakki Marwat during September; 54 boys’ schools and 90 girls’ schools. 36 schools were completely nonfunctional.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Rawalpindi/2014-11-01/page-8/detail-37

 

VCs slam ‘one-sided’ amendments proposed for universities act

Vice chancellors of all public sector universities have expressed serious concern over the seemingly unilateral amendments proposed for the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Universities Act 2012. During a meeting at the University of Peshawar on Saturday, they stressed all stakeholders must be taken into confidence about any amendments to the act, saying failure to do so would be contrary to the promises of the government. The vice chancellors believed the existing two-year-old K-P Universities Act 2012 resulted from a comprehensive consultative process. They maintained the proposed changes were focused on preferences of individuals and would create unrest among academics on and off campus.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/784599/battle-for-control-vcs-slam-one-sided-amendments-proposed-for-universities-act/

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Urdu University campuses in Chitral soon

MNA Shahzada Iftikharuddin has said that President Mamnoon Hussain has formally approved the establishment of three sub-campuses of the Federal Urdu University, Islamabad, in Chitral city, Drosh and Booni. He said that disciplines related to development of natural resources of Chitral would also be introduced at these campuses. Talking to Dawn here on Friday, he said that the campuses would produce graduates who would be able to exploit the natural resources, portray Chitral`s rich culture and traditions and contribute in a practical way to create jobs in the relevant fields. The MNA from Chitral said that he had approached the vice-chancellor of the university earlier this year with the request to establish its campuses in the district. He said that afterwards the proposal was sent to the president for approval.

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Balochistan

 

The educational complex for special persons in Mastong is non-functional

The seats are still vacant, no funds provision for this institution.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-01-2014/Quetta/page8.asp

 

Demand to take Notice

Baloch Student Federation demanded to take notice of the Corruption in Balochistan University.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-02-2014/Quetta/page2.asp

 

To neglect Balochistan in Students’ Life Scheme is injustice

The president Mlakhail Students’ Organization Abdul Karim said that just 3 students got Student Loan Scheme out of 1000 students.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102502853&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20141101

 

Islamabad

 

Quality of Education in Pakistan ranked below China, India, Sri Lanka and Bhutan

The Jung Development Reporting Cell has prepares a report on “Global Information Technology Report 2014” and highlighted the position of Pakistan among 148 countries in many sectors.

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260 vacancies in Sahala School

Sahala rural education sector Islamabad has total 73 primary, middle and high schools. They have 260 vacant positions for teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102503268&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20141101

 

DG FDE for facilitating poor students

Qaiser Majeed Malik, additional secretary Capital Administration & Development Division (CADD) and acting director general Federal Directorate of Education, during a visit to Islamabad Model Postgraduate College, H-8, on Saturday directed to increase the amount of fee concession for the poor students. Professor Khurshid Ahmed Shakoori, principal of the college, while giving a detailed briefing regarding the academic and administrative affairs of the college said that the college had an enrolment of 2,000 students from intermediate to postgraduate level. This number can be increased to more than 3,000 provided a new academic block and additional posts of teachers are approved by the government.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-11-02/page-13/detail-0

 

Students from remote areas forced to pay exorbitant sums at private hostels

A hostel is one of the basic needs of students but there is no such facility for boy students belonging to the far-flung areas of the country, who are pursuing education in the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE)-run colleges in the capital. There are 15 boys` colleges being run under the administrative control of the FDE in the city, but none of them offers boarding facility to the students. According to teachers, there is a dire need for the establishment of hostels in at least three major boys` colleges Islamabad Model College for Boys (IMCB) H-9, Islamabad Model Postgraduate College (IMPC) H/8 and IMPCC H/8-4 where hundreds of students from other cities are pursing education. In the absence of hostels, the students are forced to live in private hostels paying a huge rent. Interestingly, the IMPC, H/8, and the IMCB, H/9, had hostels which fell victims to the negligence of the FDE.` In private hostels, people from various backgrounds are living, so these are not conducive for students.

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Academics in the US hit out at HEC memo

Pakistani academics based in the United States have dismissed as draconian a Higher Education Commission (HEC) circular calling for heads of public and private degree awarding institutions to impose limits on formal or informal discussions. The circular —issued on October 28 with signatures of Prof Dr. Mansoor Akbar Kundi, executive director of HEC — has directed rectors, vice chancellors and head of all public and private universities of the country “to remain very vigilant and forestall any activity that in any manner challenges the ideology and principles of Pakistan”. This circular, a copy of which is available with The Express Tribune, is being circulated through emails and social media among Pakistani academics residing in the US. It urges the heads of academia to control any discussion “against the perspective of the government of Pakistan”.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/784822/freedom-of-speech-academics-in-the-us-hit-out-at-hec-memo/

 

Speaker at the Campus’ programme held at AIOU Staff Report

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) held a speaker at the campus program titled 'Writing an effective research proposal'. The function was arranged by the Academic Staff Association and was designed for M.Phil. & Ph.D. students and faculty members. University of the Punjab, Lahore Hon. Addressing the opening session, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui reiterated that he would attach high priority on enriching of research culture, professional development, revision of textbooks and strengthening support system to facilitate the students and for overall development of the University.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-01/page-2/detail-5

 

National Committee on English meets at HEC

Under the auspices of HEC's English Language Teaching Reforms (ELTR) Project, the sixth meeting of the National Committee on English (NCE) was held at the HEC Secretariat on Friday. The meeting addressed ELT related concerns to further facilitate English language teaching fraternity in higher education institutions across Pakistan. The NCE comprises distinguished ELT experts from all over Pakistan.
NCE Chairperson Dr Saeeda Asadullah appreciated efforts of ELTR team and NCE for their initiatives to improve ELT in the country. "ELTR Project has made tremendous progress to refine ELT culture in the country," she said. Earlier, HEC Director General (Learning Innovation) Farman Ullah Anjum welcomed the participants. ELTR Project Manager Rubina Mustafa briefed the members on achievements and future programmes.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-11-01/page-3/detail-9

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IIU gives $50,000 for hostels

International Islamic University Islamabad President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh has announced allocation of $50,000 for the maintenance of the university’s student hostels. He also said maintenance work on the IIU’s Faisal Mosque campus would begin soon with the Saudi government’s cooperation. He was addressing to the general body meeting of Academic Staff Association of the university.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-281718-IIU-gives-$50000-for-hostels

 

 

90 percent Budget for Teachers

The World Bank Report said that 90 percent of Educational Budget is spending on Teacher’s Salaries but it’s not making any difference in Improvement of Education status in Pakistan.

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Student felt faint from a slap

In Post Graduate College H-8 Islamabad a student felt faint from a slap by Vice Principle of College.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-11-02&edition=ISL&id=1367849_90960064


Sindh

 

25 Million Children are out of school in Pakistan: reported by Alif-Ailan

Alif-Ailan in a report has claimed 25 million children of school going age are deprived of educations who are out of school in Pakistan, however; of which 50% are in Punjab.  UNESCO has declared in a previous report that 79% of the population of Pakistan is illiterate. Pakistan is at the 180 number in the literacy.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-01/news/page1/1%20(37).htm

 

Sindh Education Foundation has to widen network: says the CM Sindh

In a meeting with Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah appreciated the progress of Sindh Education Foundation in acceleration education in remote areas of Sindh. Addressing the SEF management he further shared his view that community participation is pre-requisite including qualifies teaching faculties in order to meet the education challenges, therefore; ensure the active participation of communities enhancing education. He ensured to extend assistance to SEF in future for further move. He appreciated the 318 new schools established in the remote areas of Sindh which will be milestone to touch the 1 million enrollment until 2018. He issued the orders to produce the report of previous three years administrative and operational costs report in a week to set strategy in future.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130204588&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141101

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Billions rupees corruption in 5 of the district of Sindh unveiled: Orders issued for immediate inquiry

Secretary education Fazillullah Pechuho took an immediate actions against the billions rupees corruption in five of the district of Sindh of which initially the Qamabar ShahdadKot, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Shaheed Benazir Abad where since 2009 to the running year heavy corruption has been unveiled. Thousands of the teaching and non-teaching staff is appointed and millions of the rupees in the fake names of the persons have been released in the heads of salaries contingency, deference bills and other expenses by the involved education employees. According to the secretary education the recruitments were made whenever government announced the vacancies, however; this has been continued since 1993, 1995, and 2003, 2007-8. Involved education employees appointed illegally taking 2 to 3 lacs against the positions of teaching and non-teaching. Millions of the rupees have been released by the Dos and ADOs in a deference bills and so on. Secretary education has timely took strict action against the all involved corrupt employees, however; on the other hand he has demanded budget copies from accountant general Sindh of the year 2009 to 2014.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130204594&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141101

 

A rally was organized favoring the secretary education Sindh Fazillullah Pechuho in Nawabshah

A rally was organized by NGO and other civil society organizations in favor of secretary education for his steps taken for better education which has infused new spirit to reactivate the dumped education system in Sindh. Rally was headed by MaharAfshan Memon,Naziranbhati, Parveenbaloch and RanoMshori along with a huge number of school students taking placards in the hands, raising slogans endorsing the secretary education. Addressing the rally MaharAfshan Memon shared her views that the new cadre system in education is indeed a better step to save the education system which has become now stagnant. She further told the media that political involvement must be now stopped and ghost teachers should be bound to be regular in schools.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130204405&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141101

 

Contract Primary Teacher of Manjhand District Jamshoro protested for their regularization

A protest was observed before press club Manjhand by the contract primary teachers for their regularization. The protest was headed by the BarkatMallah ,Shahnawaz Memon, ShukatMallah and others. They told the media that we had been doing regular job in schools since we have been appointed but yet our job is on contract, however; a bill of regularization has been passed in Sindh assembly. They appealed to the concerned authorities for their services to be regularized.

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Polio vaccination card is mandatory for new enrollment in schools in Shikarpur

In a meeting which held in the office of deputy commissioner office of the Shikarpur where member of WHO and Police department participated. Deputy Commissioner Hadibux Zardari told that some areas of the taluka GarhiYaseen and Taluka Shikarpur are very sensitive for polio vaccination to access, however; until police ensure to provide full security to them. Other than this he issued the orders that all new children must provide polio free card for enrollment.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130204521&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141101

 

Billions of the rupees went into vain by Sindh Education Department

400 million rupees were misused by the Sindh education department due misappropriation in utilization of the funds provided to the education department by the World Bank and international communities and government itself. Education has no progress yet and ghost teachers are paying services to the landlords of their areas. Secretary education and minster are seemed helpless to reactivate the schooling in the Sindh province. Hundreds of the teachers are ghost under the shelter of the political tycoons who never want to resume the education Sindh. Teachers of the education department including non-teaching staff taking salaries from 20000, to 90000 monthly but never intend to attend the schools. Many schools are closed and pre-occupied by the local influential. Supreme courts orders were fell into deaf ears by the Sindh education administration. Civil Society Organizations, Advocates, parents and others can play vital role to resume the education system. There must be declaration an education emergency throughout province.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-01/news/page1/1%20(52).htm

 

524 schools are occupied by the local influential: says Minster Education

In a statement minster for education has declared that 524 schools are under the control of local landlords in different parts of the province. 120 crore rupees goes for salaries out of total budget of 132 crore. He assured that all recruitment will be made on pure merit basis.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-01/news/page1/1%20(53).htm

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Teachers black mailing Secretary Education Sindh Mr.Fazillullah Pechuho

In a statement secretary education has alleged about the teacher who have been black mailing him due to political involvement which is now ineffective after my strict action taken against the ghost school teachers.  He told the media that more than 30000 Sindhi Language teachers were appointed by the then director education Hyderabad who was in additional charge of the Karachi division. He told that huge number of them were Gilgiti, Kashmiri and Urdu speaking which is an open violation of the merit. Mr.Fazillullah Pechuho further expressed that any one among the teachers must have to pass commission test to enter into the management cadre. He claimed that above 8500 schools are closed in Sindh owing to political involvement.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-01/news/page1/1%20(38).htm

 

800 schools are closed in Thatta: Says NisarKhuhro Minster for Education

In a statement minster for education Mr.Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said that above 800 schools are closed in the vicinity of Thata but no one as yet from villagers has complained for schools closure. He shared his views in a meeting with civil society organization which is a network of SPO Hyderabad. Raheema Panhwar, Rasheed Jakhro and other met with the minster in a delegation to discuss the education situation of Thata. Mr.Khuhuro told that relief camps have made schools worst where reconstruction is needed.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-11-01/news/page8/1%20(24).htm

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4 school children got wounded in Priyalo school district Kahirpur

In government higher secondary school due to sudden fall of roofing material 4 school children got injuries that were referred to nearest hospital. Students protested against the administration for reconstructing the school building. Waseem, Naveed, Karimbux and Hamza were among the injured.

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Education is completely destroyed in Tharparkar: says Justice Alvi

In a statement Justice Alvi has recommended that water accesses must be ensure by the government of Sindh in Tharparkar, however; schools are closed which must be opened in order to facilitate the people of Tharparkar. He in a statement asked the concerned department to ensure the irrigation water of River Indus to irrigate the lands of the Tharparkar. Other than this, industries must be installed over there to provide employment opportunities to the people of desert to reduce the unemployment.

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Notification issued for new appointments in new management cadre of Sindh education department

Notification has been issued for new appointment in Sindh education department under new management cadre. Old cadre system is replaced under the new management cadre of Taluka Education Officer.

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Government girls’ high school is prayed by numerous issues

The government girl’s high school Darya Khan Mari district Khairpur is in acute need to be reconstructed but none among the education department has took any notice despite of the many times complaint were made to them. The school was established in 1989 having 6 female teachers were appointed but only one teacher is teaching over there and 5 others are on visa which has left above 400 school students at stake. Simultaneously, there is need to appoint the teachers of physics, chemistry and mathematics.

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Only 61 schools are closed in Jacobabad: Says Deputy Commissioner

In a statement deputy commissioner Jacobabad Zaman khuhro said that 61 schools are only closed out of 124, however; many schools have been opened.

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Above 200 schools are closed in district of Jacobabad which has turned into Cattle yards

In a detailed report above 200 schools in the vicinity of Jacobabad district are closed and many of them have to be turned into cattle yards and in other personal usages. In school buildings villagers locally influential and are politically sheltered using these buildings for cattle yards and for sitting places. Hundreds of thousands school going age children are deprived of the education. In a survey conducted by Daily Sindhi newspaper Kawish it is revealed that union council of Ahmed Pur where in a village of Irshad Golo both government boys’ primary and girls schools are occupied by the local influential. As regards many other schools are closed due to the tribal clashed and biradari.

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Teachers protest in Bhan Syed Abad for reinstatement 

A protest was staged by the terminated teachers Shah Muhammad, Fahad Hussain Shah and Gulzar Khushk before press club Bhan Syed Abad district Dadu. The y told the media that their services were terminated during the 1998 by the Nawaz Sharif government in political revenge. They appealed the ruling party for reinstating in the service. 

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Movement for closed schools for reopening will be effective after Muharam: Says Sindh Taraqee Pasand Students Federation

In a divisional meeting of Sindh Taraqee Pasand Students Federation Shaikh Saad indicated trhat the movement for reopening the closed schools will be effective soon after the Muharam Sahrif. He showed concerns on the attitudes of the bureaucrats towards the education of Sindh that has reached at its lowest ebb. Schools have become the cattle yards of the land feudal in the rural areas.

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Girls’ students protest against illegal deduction from stipend by the head mistress

A girl’s students and parents protested against the head mistress of government middle school Chhachro district Umer Kot madam Parveen Hajam who has deducted 600 per students from total amount of stipend of 3600 which is an open violation. Bakhtawar daughter of Doongar Meghwar , Jeevi daughter of Phuloo Meghwar and many others are the students whose amount have been duped by the head mistress. Students and parents appealed the concerned high authorities to take against the corrupt head mistress. On the other hand ADO Irshad Bajeer ensured for inquiry of the matter.

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Closed schools must be reopened in Kacha areas of Ghtki: Says Educationists

Hundreds of schools are closed in the remote villages of district Ghotki where thousands of children are roaming and wandering here to there. School buildings exist but the teachers are unavailable due to political shelter. A seminar on education was organized where Shabir Gabol, Mujeeb Hyder, Azra Shafique and others showed the concerns on worst education of remote areas of district Ghotki. Industries such as Qadir Pur Gas field is beside the areas but even a single penny has not yet been invested for education and other welfare , however; it is these industries are constitutionally bound to invest on the surrounded areas for development.

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Secretary Physical education is issued the order of contempt of court ordinance

Sindh high court has issued the orders against the secretary physical education on account of delaying in issuance of posting orders to the teachers. In a response to the plea of a teacher court issued the orders to the secretary against the contempt of court. The petition was filed by the Faraz Akhtar, Rafique Bugti, Nizam Sethar and others. Court has issued the orders to the director Sukkur regions and Khairpur to produce before the court on 12th November.

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Closed schools in the village of Minster for Education is a slap on his face

Government boy’s school in a village Wazeer Phulpoto is closed since three decades, however; the village is beside the village of Nisar Khuhro Minister for Education. Above 60 students are getting educations under the trees. None among the higher authorities took step for school building yet. The school was established in the year of 1983 and since then school building has not yet been provided for. The school teacher Nawab Kunbhar told the media that head master of the school is passed away. Villagers Illahi Bux urf Fouji and others appealed the higher authorities for school building provision. 

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Teacher’s protests for salaries in Tando Muhammad Khan

Teachers working in Sindh Education Foundation protested for their salaries which have not been released regularly by the entrepreneurs. Mir Hassan Chang, Ali Nawaz Mallah and others told the media that untimely salaries create problem for us. We cry for justice but police pressurize us .

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41 government schools closure left thousands students in panic in taluka Chimbar district of Tando Allahyar

41 schools are closed in taluka Chimbar district Tando Allahyar due to unresponsiveness of Sindh education department. Haji Beero Lund governemt boys and grils primary school is closed for many years, however; Khalid Dino Katiyar, Amjad Shah, Pir Ali Bux, Haji Muhammad Raheem Legari and many others school as locked by the teachers. Teachers visits only on the day of yearly examination as a formality.  According to the survey conducted by Sindhi daily Kawish 226 schools are closed in 5 of the union councils of taluka Chimbar.  Private teachers have been appointed by the ghost teachers in their schools on 3000 rupees.  SMC funds are plundered by the chairman and teachers and even a single penny has not been utilized by the administration. On the other hand ADO told the media that shortage of teachers is major issue to run the schools. Primary Teachers Association has condemned the attitudes of ghost teachers. None among the higher education authorities are ready to pay attention to our miseries.

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Donkey enjoys in the school building in Gaji Khuhawar district Qamar Shadad Ko

In a village of Shuttal Sanbhal education is stopped and animals have been shifted. Students and villagers protested against the education administration to reopen the school. Many times we have approached to the concerned authorities but none of them have responded.

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Students getting education in open sky

In a village of Shah Muhamamd Tamrani district Khairpur due to shortage of school rooms more than 300 students are getting education in open sky. Villagers appealed the higher authorities to provide rooms according to the enrolled students.

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Mian Sahib Government girls schools faces shortage of female teaching staff

Government girls school Mian Sahib taluka and district Shikarpur is   facing shortage of teaching staff which has left more than 200 students in deprivation. Talking to media Sfia Abbai the school head mistress told that shortage of female teachers is major problem to run the schools, she told that many times it has been reports to the deputy commissioner and district officer education but all efforts went into vain.

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Two villages near Ahmed Pur are without schools

More than 300 school going age children are deprived of education in these villages due to unavailability of schools. Villagers protested against the education department and ruling party to provide them schools that the hundreds of children can get proper education.

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Ghost school teachers will be dismissed from services: says deputy commissioner Larkana

In a statement Deputy Commissioner Ghanwar Legari has intimated the all ghost teachers will be terminated from their service. He stated that teachers are respected but if they do not become regular then the action will be taken against all those absentee teachers.

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Protest is continued against the police in Dadu by Citizen Action Committee.

It was reported 3 days ago that a female teachers Benazir Jhatial who is serving as principal in private schools was raped by male named Fayyaz Mirani and others in a broad day light. The offender is sheltered by local political authorities and police is silent on the issue. She is the student of B.A and has been teaching and is also principal of the school. The protesters strongly condemned the attitudes of the police towards the victim. They demanded from the higher authorities to take an immediate actions and the offender must be punished severely that n one should.

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Crack down will be effective after Muharam Sahrif: Says the Sindh Education Department

Secretary education has intimated in a statement that the crackdown will be made against the all ghost teacher soon after the Muharam Sharif. No one among the ghost teachers will be left behind. All the directors of the education departments have been directed to send the complete lists of all the ghost teachers that their services can be dismissed as per the rules of RSO/2000. More than 2000 names have been declared ghost teachers through social media network by the active group of the social workers. According to the reports that thousands ghost teachers are working in press clubs that have been black mailing the government departments.

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Students receive laptops for research

The Sindh University distributed 468 laptop computers among students on Friday. The laptops were given by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan under the Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme. It was the first phase of the distribution and four more phases will follow. “The aim is to equip the research scholars with the laptops to help them in their research tasks,” said the acting vice-chancellor, Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili. Meanwhile, the Sindh Agriculture University also distributed 601 laptops among students. Addressing the distribution ceremony, vice-chancellor Mujeebuddin Sahrai said that the varsity has so far received 1,569 laptops from the Higher Education Commission.

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Garbage heaps pile up outside Karachi University

Breakdown of civic services and poor administration have resulted in piling up of garbage heaps outside the prestigious Karachi University, giving the whole vicinity a sorry look. Due to poor administrative control of Karachi University officers, people have started dumping garbage on the lands owned by the Karachi University just opposite the Silver Jubilee Gate on the other side of the Main University Road.

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Laptops among SU students distributed

The Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro distributed laptops among 468 students of MS/M.Phil. & PhD on Friday. The laptops were provided by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) as part of the Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili, and the Director of the Institute of Business Administration, Dr. Imamuddin Khoso, handed over the laptops to the students at a ceremony held at the IBA Auditorium of the university.

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378 IUB scholars awarded laptops

IUB Vice-Chancellor Dr Rao Muhammad Afzal Khan has said that the laptop scheme launched by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will be a milestone in the field of research and academia. He was speaking at a ceremony held here on Friday to award laptops to 378 scholars of MPhil and PhD. He said that the scheme would enhance the capabilities of the researchers. He thanked HEC Support Engineer Raheel Raza for providing technical assistance to the staff concerned.

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Editorial/ Opinion

Alternative learning systems  By Inayatullah

According to a recent report released by Alif Ailaan which works for the education of children in Pakistan, 25 million children of school going age are not enrolled in schools. This, despite the commitment of the government of Pakistan to achieve a hundred percent primary education both in terms of the UN Millennium Development Goals and the World Education Forum Dakar Education For All targets. How serious the Pakistani governments have been in meeting educational challenges may be gauged from the fact that less than 2% of GDP is spent on education for all levels; primary, secondary and tertiary. No wonder millions of children today are out of school and there are close to 60 million adult illiterates in this country. How can Pakistan catch up with the rest of the world education wise? Education will have to be given high priority and its financial allocations must at least be doubled. For accelerated results, innovative ways and means especially alternative learning systems will have to be pressed into service. Earlier this month, a regional conference on ALS—Alternative Learning Systems was held in Lahore.

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Rewriting textbooks

Oblivious of the world’s progress, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government appears to insist on taking society backwards by reintroducing the doctrinaire Islamist items in textbooks that Ziaul Haq fused into the national curriculum. Since the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) joined the coalition government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) in KP last year, education has been at the center of its agenda to assert its conservative dogmatic mindset. Now it seems it has managed to implement its project, as KP school textbooks will now include jihad, eliminate pictures of unveiled women, and delineate a strong anti-India narrative. They have gone as far as depicting the 1971 parting of East Pakistan as an Indian conspiracy. What results will such revisionism entail should not surprise us as the country is already suffering terrorism because of this very proselytization that has been poisoning the minds of generations for four decades now. JI is not even ready to spare natural science subjects such as physics and chemistry, regarding which they want to ‘Islamise’ such empirical sources of knowledge.

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Internationalization of higher education By Dr. Ejaz Hussain and Asif A Malik

The HEC should adopt a sustained policy towards sending Pakistani students and faculty abroad, promoting research and professional development internships, faculty exchange and recruiting internationally educated faculty. Many of the world’s emerging economies have put the development of world-class universities at the heart of their national strategies. China’s transformation from manufacturing to having an epistemic and innovative economy has been characterized by magnanimous funding to help select a few institutions that can compete with the world’s finest.

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Role of Teacher in Primary Education by Raees Fatima

Role of a teacher in Primary Education is just like the role of a builder who makes the base of a building by using mixture different building material.

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Letters to Editor:

 

Educational Institutions need attention of government and society

The education plays an important role in the development of a country. Parents, teachers, government and educational institutions are the responsible to educate the new generation. But the diverse system of education is effecting negatively.

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Kandai needs school

The land dedicated to girls’ education has been occupied by feudal in a village named as Kandai of Tehsil Ali Pur that should be evacuated and school must be constructed.

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