October 2, 2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Govt asked to take notice of illegal tactics by school peon

A resident of Lorian village in Batkhela town has asked the provincial government to take notice of the illegal tactics being used by school peon for his daughter’s legal posting as PTC teacher at a local school. Talking to The News here on Wednesday, former employee in the Education Department, Bakht Shahzeb said that his daughter Azra Bibi was transferred and posted at the Government Girls Primary School Lorian in grade 15 on merit basis.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-276225-Govt-asked-to-take-notice-of-illegal-tactics-by-school-peon


Schoolteacher killed in grenade attack

A female schoolteacher was killed and a student of class IV injured in a grenade attack on Askari Public School in Shabgadar on Wednesday, police said. Unidentified men on a motorcycle hurled a handgrenade at the school located in front of the FC fort in Shabgadar. Ms Honey, daughter of Javed, a resident of Pahlawan Qila, and Baby Laila, daughter of Daud, a resident of Gharibabad, were injured in the attack. The schoolteacher died while she and Laila were being taken to the THQ hospital. Police cordoned off the area and started a search operation. The school was also attacked in 2013.

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US offers investment in health, education

The US has offered investment in various sectors, including health, education, water supply, sanitation, agriculture and communications in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The offer was made by the newly appointed US Consul General Jon F Danilowiez and USAID deputy mission director Gregory F Huger during a meeting with Chief Minister Pervez Khattak here on Wednesday. The US officials lauded the government and the people of KP for hosting millions of IDPs in different parts of the province with spirit of sacrifice and accommodation, according to a handout.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=02_10_2014_183_002



Lagging behind: Activists question why K-P is the last to enact Right to Education

The provincial government needs to enact the Right to Education (RTE) law to ensure a better future for children, social activists said on Tuesday during a briefing for the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Assembly Standing Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education. “If K-P was the first province to work on the Right to Education Bill, why is it the last to enact it?” asked Pakistan Coalition for Education National Coordinator Zehra Arshad. While Sindh and Balochistan have enacted Right to Education bills, the government of K-P is still in the process of drafting one, speakers said.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/769370/lagging-behind-activists-question-why-k-p-is-the-last-to-enact-right-to-education/




Teacher, student gets life term for murder

Kamalia Additional District and Sessions Judge Salman Baig on Wednesday awarded life imprisonment to a schoolteacher and her student for killing her husband. According to the prosecution, Rabia Ali developed relations with her student, Faisal Zawar Husain, and she decided to get rid of her husband, Muhammad Ali. Two years back, she along with Faisal staged a drama of dacoity and shot her husband dead. The couple told the neighbours that Muhammad Ali was killed by robbers over resistance. During investigation, the couple confessed to killing Ali.

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Punjab says no to proposal for 50 per cent seats for boys

The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council’s proposal to reserve 50 per cent seats in medical colleges for boys will amount to gender discrimination, a committee formed by the chief minister on the matter said on Wednesday. The number of boys in medical colleges in the Punjab is currently around 32 per cent. The committee was chaired by Adviser to Chief Minister on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique. Principals of Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad; Rawalpindi Medical College; Nishtar Medical College ,Multan; Quaid-i-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur; Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore; Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore; Shaikh Zayed Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan; and Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore, attended the meeting. The vice chancellor of University of Health Sciences, a representative of King Edward Medical University, the health secretary, the additional health secretary (technical), the additional chief secretary and Law Department officials were also present.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/770086/medical-college-admissions-punjab-says-no-to-proposal-for-50-per-cent-seats-for-boys/


GCU students visit army installations

A group of 84 students from the Government College University, Lahore, spent a day visiting various military units and formations of the Pakistan Army at Lahore Garrison. According to a press release, the daylong programme, `Know Your Army` was specifically organised to create awareness among students about routine functioning of the army, its organisation and defence capability. The programme was initiated on the instructions of Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif. Earlier, students from FC College, Kinnaird Collegeand Punjab University spent a day with the troops.

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Talented students fail to get admission

Scores of talented students belonging to lower and middle class of society failed to get admission in both public and private sector universities, thanks to high fee structure that they could not afford due to limited financial resources. “It is really astonishing that the public sector universities are also charging Rs60,000 to Rs80,000 for a six-month semester. I think it is too hard for the students who approach universities for getting admission with an aim to achieve higher degrees,” said Saeed Rehman, a lecturer at the public sector university.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-276243-Talented-students-fail-to-get-admission


Alleged embezzlement: FIA summons Urdu university staffers for quizzing

Two of the five suspended Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology (FUUAST) Islamabad campus staffers accused of involvement in a Rs150 million embezzlement scam have been summoned by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). The FIA has summoned the deputy registrar of the varsity and the VC’s personal secretary on Wednesday. In August, the VC, who sits in the Karachi campus, forwarded the names and details of the accusers to the FIA for in-depth investigation and to fend off the accusations of taking sides and attempting to influence the probe.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/769364/alleged-embezzlement-fia-summons-urdu-university-staffers-for-quizzing/


6000 children to participate in India-Pakistan students exchange program

A private initiative called "Exchange for Change 2013-2015'' programme has roped in more than 6000 students from India and Pakistan to bridge in the Indo-Pak school students' gap. This programme which is world's largest oral history program has its main objective as helping students in both the countries realize that a sustained dialogue is the only means to encourage them to form their opinions. During the life of this project, a sustained exchange of written, visual and oral histories will take place between the students.

Complete Story: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/india-pakistan-students-exchange-program-over-6000-children-to-be-exchanged-via-exchange-for-change-2013-2015/1/393341.html




Need of Up gradation for 17 to 20 Grade Staff

There is a need of Up Gradation for all the staff from Grade 17 to Grade 20 as up gradation of 17 and 18 Grade staff is not fair said by Senior Educational Staff Association (SESA)

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-02-2014/quetta/page8.asp




Altaf condemns bomb blast at girls school

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has strongly condemned bomb attack on a private girls school at Tehsil Shabqadr in Charsada. In a statement issued from London Secretariat on Wednesday, he expressed deep sorrow over the death of a female teacher, saying, “The enemies of education tried to obstruct women education and enlightenment by striking school and women-educational places”. He said that hand-grenade attack on a girls school was an open act of terrorism to compel women population left uneducated and added that such acts of terrorism were kept going on and a number of girls schools had been targeted.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-276171-Altaf-condemns-bomb-blast-at-girls-school


Education, awareness increase life expectancy, say experts

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), the number of people ageing 60 years or above in the world is around 600 million and this number would double by the year 2025 and touch the mark of two billion by the year 2050 - and vast majority of them would be in the developing world. Pakistan Society of Neurology President Prof Muhammad Wasay Shakir said this while talking to PPI in connection of International Day of Older Person. He said population of older people in Japan is more than the youngsters in that country due to increase of life expectancy. He said aging related problems are not considered as real issues for country like Pakistan as majority of its population are under 45 year age. However, the population of older people is increasing day-by-day in our country, he informed.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/02-Oct-2014/education-awareness-increase-life-expectancy-say-experts



Keeping in view the plight of government run schools, the SSGC has done a wonderful job of renovating two government schools a way to improve state of education in Sindh and an example to follow for other corporate community. SGC considers education to be the key element in its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative and focuses on renovating and reconstructing government educational institutions through brick and mortar support.  This was reiterated by SSGC’s Sr. General Manager (Management Services), Major (R) Mohammad Akhtar, while addressing the teachers and pupils of Rashid Minhas Secondary School and Major Ziauddin Elementary School, located in Nazimabad No. 1 and No. 2 respectively. Mr. Rehan Zafar, MPA, one of the legislators of the area, on whose recommendations the schools were renovated, inaugurated the renovation works in these schools as Chief Guest.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=253789


Students Protest for Books

The students of Basic Education Community Schools Umarkot District Mithi stood against injustice done to them; they have not been given Books. The Protest was led by various Teachers, Social, Political and villagers Mr. Raichand Menghwar, Mr. Nizam ul Din, Mr. Usman Khaskheli and others. They told media that since months, Books for Students, Furniture for School and other required things are not provided. They demanded for the facilities from Basic Education Community.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130194827&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141002


Teachers Expelled Students from School

The Teachers of Primary School Village Photo Bhatti District Badin expelled seven Students from the School. Whereas, parents condemned the inhuman act of Teacher and protested before Press Club. The Students told media that, when they entered School, their Teachers and the Land lord of the village threatened them to leave school as well as village. They demanded from the responsible authorities for justice.

Complete Story:  http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130194844&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141002


Female Students Protest for Yearly Bonus Premium

The Students of APWA Government Girls High School Latifabad No. 8, District Hyderabad Protested and raised their voice against School authorities before their School for Yearly Bonus Premium. They told that they are not given Bonus that they may carry-over their study.

Complete Story:  http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130194954&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141002



Primary School Closed Since Ten Years

Primary School at village Rajho Kalhoro District Khairpur is closed since 10 years. Students are deprived of getting education. The villagers protested and told media that 300 children are kept aloof from getting education. They have complained to the higher authorities many times, but no any result is seen.

Complete Story:  http://epaper.pknewspapers.com/daily-ummat.html


Surprise Visit of Girls Schools

A.D.E.O Female Kotdiji District Khairpur made a surprise visit of different Schools of U.C Jhando Mashaik. On the visit of the schools, Gath, Jadal Juno, Qadir Bux Juno, Gul Muhammad Jamro and Jhando Mashaik Ten Teachers remained absent from the Schools. A.D.E.O issued Show Cause Notice to them issuing order to stop their salaries.

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Protest against Principal Degree College Shahdadkot

Students Action Committee Degree College Shahdadkot continued their protest for the 10th day against the corruption of Principal Degree College. They alleged that Principal has taken away SMC funds and Funds for Tour. They demanded from the Senior Minister for Education Mr. Nisar Khuhro to take serious notice of the issue.

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Teachers’ Conveyance Allowance Suspended

More than Six Thousand (6000) Primary Teachers of District Thatto were put into difficulty by suspending their Conveyance Allowance. The Teachers told that Treasury had to cut allowance of June and July in the month of August, but their allowance has been cut in the month of September which is shocking for them. They told that on the occasion of Eid it is difficult for them to survive.

Complete Story:    http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130194972&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141002


SEF Teachers’ Salaries Discontinued

More than 20 schools of Sindh Education Foundation are running at Mehar District Dadu with the help of Community Development Council in different villages, Shuto Mirwani, Aliwal Burira, Paraacho and others. More than 45 Female Teachers’ salaries are not issued who are performing their duties in the Schools. They protested for the issuance of their salaries.

Complete Story:  http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130194830&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141002



Rally against Stoppage of Admission in College

JSQM Leaders organized a rally for the rights of Sindhi Students who are not given admission in Muhammadi Medical College District Mirpur Khas. On the occasion JSQM Leaders Mr. Yousif Mangrio, Mr. Munawar Samo and Mr. Mustafa Kori told media that it is injustice with Sindhi Students on the part of College Authorities. They have snatched the right of getting admission in the college from Sindhi students. They warned to continue their protest till the restoration of policy.

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Urdu University Teachers demand from Chancellor to play Role

Teachers’ Organization of Urdu University Campus Gulshan e Iqbal Karachi have shown their concern on the University matters and demanded from the Chancellor Mr. Mamnoon Hussain to play a better role to save University. They said that Registrar of the Campus has filed illegal cases on the Teachers, which is shameful condition for the Designation of Teacher. So they demanded from the Chancellor to take notice.

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MUET Students Played outstanding Role in Arts and Design

The students of Architecture Center of Excellence Art and Design Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro have played superlative role in making Models from the disposable things. On the occasion, Director Center of Excellence Mr. Bhai Khan Shar said that “Everything in this world is useful, but it needs effort to convert wasted things into Diamonds”

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Exposition of Salaries released to illegal appointments in Education Department

Information is leaked of the releasing of salaries to 1080 illegally appointed employees in Education Department. In the previous Government of PPP 14000 people were appointed, which were considered to be illegal. But now on the references of Ministers other Political Influential persons, 1080 employees’ salaries have been issued. The former Director sent DRC List with signatures of D.O Secondary and Deputy Secretary was sent to A.G Sindh to release salaries.

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Announcement of Medical College and Nursing School in Tharr

It was decided in the in the meeting of Tharr Development Authority at District Mirpur Khas that Medical College and Nursing School should be established in Tharr for the better future opportunities of People of Thur. The Summary is sent to Sindh Government for approval.

Complete Story:  http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130195036&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20141002


Press Conference on Copy Culture in Sindh

All Pakistan School Management Association Sindh President Mr. Syed Khalid Shah conducted a Press Conference at Karachi. He talked about the Copy Culture in Sindh and its reasons. He added that parents should play better role in stopping copy. When parents do not pay attention on their students than copy culture takes birth. It is also responsibility of School Management to stop that culture.

Complete Story:  Daily Khabroon, Hyderabad edition, Page No.4


Workshop on Primary Education

Schools under the Supervision of Happy Palace Group of Schools organized a workshop at City Auditorium Federal B Area Karachi for the Promotion of Primary Education and making students to take interest in getting admission. The main purpose of seminar was to inform Parents about Primary Education. The workshop was chaired by School Chairman Mr. Muhammad Asif Khan.

Complete Story:  http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-10-02/page-3


Commissioner Karachi attends S.W.O’s Function

Students’ Welfare Organization Karachi organized a Function where Students took part in National Songs. The Program was presided by Commissioner Karachi Mr. Shuaib Ahmed. On the occasion he said that there is great talent in the students who are taking part in different activities. Their talent must not be suppressed. He praised the struggle of Students Welfare Organization.  The President of S.W.O Mr. Bashir Sadozai said that they have educated more than 1500000 students and they would continue that mission in future even.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102453925&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20141002


Only one Teacher for Hundred Students

Primary School Dhamaji in the vicinity of Adil pur District Ghotki is led by only one female Teacher. The villagers protested and told media that their children are kept aloof from getting education. Hundred Girls are taught by only one Teacher and other ghost teachers are taking their salaries.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/epaper/


Sixteen Schools Closed Since Twenty Years

Gambat District Khairpur: Girls Primary School Village Link Wahan, Girls Primary School Khabri, Village Kaleri and other schools are closed since 20 years. Due to closure of these Schools, Girls and Boys of the villages remain engaged in other household activities. The villagers told that Funds are taken away and the buildings are decaying. They have complained many times to the higher authorities, but yet no any positive result is seen.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/epaper/




The world’s children belong in classrooms by Sarah Brown

Rabia traveled to New York from Pakistan — where girls have been disproportionately denied an education — for the launch of the global campaign. She has been mobilizing young people to fight for education through her writing, public speaking and organizing events. Adama from Sierra Leone was sold into marriage against her will at 13. Adama ran away and joined a community youth group, where she met girls with a similar experience. Since she went back to school she has been an active advocate to end child marriage in Sierra Leone, around Africa and around the world.

Complete Story: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/sarah-brown-world-children-belong-classrooms-article-1.1958434