November 4, 2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Promotion of teachers for new posting demanded

The district chapter of the All Primary Teachers Association has demanded promotion of primary schoolteachers and their posting to the vacant posts of certified teachers in the middle, high and higher secondary schools. The demand was made during a meeting here on Monday with Apta district president Haji Abdul Rahim in the chair. The participants appreciated the provincial government for promoting thousands of teachers of different categories to the posts of secondary schoolteachers (SST) and said as many posts of certified teachers has fallen vacant in middle, high and higher secondary schools after the promotions.

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Stakeholders urged to help curb school dropouts

A function was organized here on Monday to motivate the community members, including politicians, parents and civil society activists, to play their due role in promoting education in the far-flung Maindam area of Swat district, where dropout rate is abysmally high after primary level. Civil society organizations, Innovative Youth Forum and Alif Ailaan, organized the event, where a parents union was also set up to promote education in the remote area. Mr. Iqbal disclosed that 28 per cent children of age 5 to 16 years had reportedly been dropping out from schools in Swat every year. He said that all the stakeholders, including parents, teachers and politicians should come forward to create an effective environment for education.

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Teachers’ promotion to vacant seats demanded

The district chapter of All Primary Teachers Association has demanded of the government and local and higher authorities of education department to promote primary schoolteachers to the vacant posts of certified teachers in middle, high and higher secondary schools. The demand was made at a meeting held here Monday with APTA’s District President Haji Abdul Rahim in the chair. Among others the association’s Provincial Vice President Shafiq Ahmad and District General Secretary Muhammad Ibrahim were also present on the occasion.

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`PM`s directive to HEC on curriculum unconstitutional`

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s recent directive to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to make changes to the curriculum at the primary, secondary, college and university levels has drawn widespread criticism from opposition parties, civil society and educationists. While the idea of promoting democratic ideas in curriculum was welcomed, the decision was seen as contrary to the 18th constitutional amendment which made education a provincial subject. `The HEC has no role in school education; by directing it to make changes in the curriculum at national level, the government has violated 18th constitutional amendment,` Senator Farhatullah Babar said.

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PSSP regrets HEC role in curriculum revision

Pakistan Social Services Partnership (PSSP) has regretted the recent decision of the prime minister of entrusting the Higher Education Commission (HEC) with the responsibility to revise curriculum of Pakistan Studies, English and Urdu of all levels. This is contrary to provincial autonomy and spirit of the 18th amendment. Moreover, as per 1976 Act, HEC is mandated to deal with educational matters including curriculum revision of institutions above Grdae-12. In a statement the PSSP said that it supported that curriculum should include deepening understanding of constitutional democracy, pluralism in national and international context, freedom of speech, right to information, etc.

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HEC, KP varsities to help enroll NW students 

HEC discussed ways for helping students belonging to affected areas of North Waziristan, who are already enrolled in different universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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National committee on English Language meets at HEC

Under the auspices of HEC’s English Teaching Reforms (ELTR) Project, the sixth meeting of the National committee on English held at HEC. The meeting addressed English Language Teaching.

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Government should take steps for education

The President of Muslim League Youth Wing Balochistan said that development is impossible without education and we need to improve the education quality.

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The deceivers on the name of education insulted the public mandate.

Education department is still victim of corruption. Public service commission is indulge in corruption as it was in past.

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Teachers are being exploited

Chief Minister Punjab said that the injustice with teachers’ should be noticed.

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IJT students’ release

The Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) has asked the authorities to release students arrested on basis of suspicion during search operation.

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Surgeons, Physicians defend CPSP; The College’s Balochistan chapter believes this could  damage their international reputation.

The Sindh government’s palns to establish a provincial regulatory authority for medical qualifications offered by postgraduate specialization schools has met with a strong reprisal by members of the college of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSP) in Balochistan.

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Students to get laptops after verification

Media Coordination of Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Khairpur, Professor Dr. TAJ Muhammad Lashari on Monday said that laptops, under Prime Minister Laptop Scheme were distributed among all MS, M.Phil. and PhD students.

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Jinnah University started short courses for women

Karachi Jinnah University for Women started short courses under the supervision of PhD scholars.

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Technical and scientific education is a key to face the new challenges of this century: says Wishnu Mal

In a meeting of central body of Awami Jamhori Party Mr.Wishnu Mal General Secretary shared his views that people need modern education system which can only save them from upcoming challenges of this century. All Sindhi people should come up to promote education in Sindh and play their role as an individual. There is need to struggle all around for education.

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3 positions of TEO laying vacant in Shaheed Benazir Abad

It is reported that 3 male positions of taluka education officers are lying vacant in Benazir Abad district, however; female positions have been filled.  Only a single TEO Slaeem kahskheli has been appointed in Qazi Ahmed taluka of Shaheed Benazir Abad. Shazia Arain in Sakrand , Shahnaz Chana at in Duar, Uzma Kamboh in Qazi Ahmed and Khalida Arain in Nawabshah has been shouldered the responsibilities. Secretary Education took notice of deduction in yearly student’s stipends.  Easy paisa stakeholders deduct 50 to 100 rupees per students from their stipend for which secretary education took notice against the deduction which is illegal in so far. Dr. Fazillullah Pechuho has indicated the easy paisa management not to deduct even a single penny from the stipend otherwise government of Sindh is full-fledged to discontinue to MoU.  

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Hundreds of government schools closed in Rani Pur

It is reported that hundreds of government schools are closed in Rani Pur district of Khairpur which has left thousands of innocent children deprived of education. Haji Patrhan Jamro, Kamaludin Jamro , Gul Muhammad Jamro , Yar Muhammad Brohi, and many other schools are closed due to unresponsiveness of the education department. They insisted the government to provide the honest teachers as of the Asoo Koolhin from Thar.

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MTAS indicated to wide level protest against secretary education Sindh

In a statement Maheran teachers Association Sindh’s president Allah Rakhio Khaskheli has indicated that protests will be organized at province level for the rights of the teachers, however; management cadre is nothing but a conspiracy by the secretary education. He further said that the province level movement will defend the rights of the teachers for their time scale, son quota.

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Commissioner Shaheed Benazir Abad has call for conference for education promotion

Syed Jamal Mustafa has called for a conference on 6th November for the current education situation. Mainly ghst teachers will be focused upon. All deputy commissioners of Sanghar, Nuasheroferoz, and Directors of education will participate in the conference. New education strategies will be formulated to make education qualitative and ensure actions against the ghost teachers will be taken.  

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Girls schools closed in Ghora Bari is closed

A girls school in taluka of Ghora bari district Thatta is closed for many years which has left thousands of girls students are deprived of education. Female teachers are on visa and none among the appointed female teachers visited once the school. A local NGO has appealed the concerned high officials to reopen the schools.

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Government primary school is closed in village Shahmeer Wikio

Government primary school in village Shahmeer Wikio is closed for last 6 month in Islam kot which has left more than 200 school children deprived of the education. Teachers are recruited through political tycoons who do not come to schools. They appealed the chief minster Sindh and secretary education to take notice of the situation and save the future of children.

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An Ideological Education

The recent controversy regarding curriculum reform in Kyber-Pakhtunmhwa is not a mere instance of political compromise and appeasement, but rather a struggle to yield ideological power and control through the instrument of instruction.

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Letter to The Editor


Children Out of School

In Pakistan, The education sector remains highly neglected, with the annual expenditure on education being 2.1 percent of GDP-the lowest in the region.

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