October 30, 2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Protest against shortage of teachers

The residents of Kurd Sharif and adjacent localities here on Wednesday staged a rally against shortage of teachers in the lone government middle school for boys of the area. They threatened to lock the school if teachers were not provided to it. The protesters led by former union council nazim lkhtiar Rehman and parent-teacher council chairman Amanullah demanded upgradation of the school to high school and meeting shortage of teachers. The protesters said that the school was established in 1991, but strength of the teachers was never made according to the sanctioned posts. They said that only three teachers of drawing, Arabic and theology were running the school. They regretted that posts of the headmaster and two certificate teachers were yet to be fulfilled.

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High school opens after talks with landowners

A newly built high school in militancyhit Shah Hasankhel village was opened on Wednesday after the administration held successful talks with the landowners. The project was approved by the previous provincial government of Awami National Party when the village was targeted by a suicide bomber in January 2010. More than 100 people were killed in the attack. The suicide bomber had detonated an explosive-laden truck at a volleyball ground in the village. The previous government had declared Shah Hasankhel a model village and approved a comprehensive development package for it. Under the package, a high school for boys was built to enable the local students to get secondary education near their homes. The previous government had also directed the local authorities of education department to start classes in the abandoned building of a middle school on temporary basis.

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Call to teach Right to Information to students

Speakers at a seminar on Wednesday called for incorporating into the curriculum the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Act, 2013 to create awareness among students about its importance in helping to ensure transparency and good governance in the province. The seminar was arranged by the Right to Information (RTI) Commission at Khyber Law College, University of Peshawar.
Besides others, RTI commissioners, including Chief Information Commissioner Sahibzada Peshawar, speakers at a seminar on Wednesday called for incorporating into the curriculum the Khyber Palchtunkhwa Right to Information Act, 2013 to create awareness among students about its importance in helping to ensure transparency and good governance in the province.

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Most varsity students say entry tests no good

Entry tests conducted by various universities before granting admissions to students are counterproductive and should be abolished, said a number of students during a survey conducted by The Express Tribune on Wednesday. The students belonging to Dera Ghazi Khan district were asked whether entry tests were helping talented students or obstructing them. Irum Khan, an MEd student, said that entry tests encouraged students to cram. “Students are forced to learn everything by heart in order to score good marks in tests that mostly consist of multiple choice questions (MCQ). There is no reward for developing better understanding of what they are taught. In other words, entry tests are helping book worms, not professionals,” she said.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/783301/admission-criteria-most-varsity-students-say-entry-tests-no-good/


UET to establish Technology University

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Peshawar and Adamjee Paper Mills on Wednesday to rent the latter’s premises to set up a Technology University (TU). The MoU was signed by UET’s Vice Chancellor Imtiaz Gilani and Adamjee Paper Mills General Manager Zainul Abrar. According to the MoU, the premises will be rented out for six years at a monthly rent of Rs0.85 million. Speaking on the occasion, Imtiaz Gilani billed the project as an important milestone for economic development in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, adding the university will provide technical training to young people.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/783113/inking-agreement-uet-to-establish-technology-university/




CoIIege teachers get promotions in G-B

Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah on Wednesday approved time-scale formula for the college teachers. According to a notification issued by the CM House here, BS-16 teachers, having completed five years of service in the same scale would be upgraded to BS-17; and BS-17 teachers with five years of service in the same scale or a total of ten years in BS-16 would be eligible for promotion to BS-18. Similarly, BS-18 teachers having seven years of service in the same scale or a total of 12 years of service in BS-17 would get grade 19. And, the BS-19 teachers with seven years of service in the same scale or a total of 19 years in BS-18 would be promoted to BS-20. The notification said that the promotion formula would be subjected to terms and conditions issued by the GB education department.

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Protest against Rape

Protest against Rape in Azad Jammu and Kashmir University  Muzzaffrabad blocks the Traffic for two hours.

Complete Story: http://nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2014-10-30/page-5



Inspection of Education Department

Inspection of Education Department has been done in a meeting of Azad Kashmir Public Accounts (PAC) Meeting.

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Education Endowment Fund

Under the Umbrella of Education Endowment Fund Seven thousand Students will get Scholarship.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-30-2014/quetta/page2.asp




S.M. Zafar praises Punjab Assembly for adopting Free Education law

Mr. S.M. Zafar, chairman,, Human Rights Society of Pakistan who was responsible for adding the fundamental right, the right of education in the 18th amendments and who had drafted and passed through the senate the compulsory and free education law for the capital territory of Islamabad has praised the Punjab Assembly, though late, but having passed a similar law for Punjab.

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Over 8 students injured during clash in FUU

As many as 8 students and a security guard have been injured when disruptive members of a student organization ran over Federal Urdu University on Wednesday. According to the reports, the critical condition was observed in Federal Urdu University soon after when 2 students of Islamic Jamiat Tulba (IJT) and another student organization got engaged in a minor clash and exchanged harsh words following which over 60 members of one of the organization attacked the rival group in the university, they captured 8 students of IJT and tortured them and also beat up a security guard when he came forward to disband them. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/30-Oct-2014/over-8-students-injured-during-clash-in-fuu


OPF planned Training for Teachers

Overseas Pakistanis Foundation planned to Train Teachers. 1500 Pakistani’s will be the Beneficiaries from this Program.

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No easy road to success for girl students

Girls studying at Government High School and Government College in Daultala are facing great challenges in their road towards education. The road to this institution is in bad shape, near impossible to use. A road that was once paved is missing tarmac and gravel and becomes a pool of water and mud on rainy days. Girls at the school, while talking to Dawn, said that the Punjab chief minister was encouraging students by giving them laptops and solar lamps but many were finding it difficult to even reach school. A number of students have fractured their limbs while trying to reach classes. Sajid Mehmood Bhatti, a local leader aligned with PML-Q, while commenting on the situation, said women education had been a top priority in all developed societies but the PML-N government was neglecting girl colleges and schools.

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New Policy for Private Schools

New Policy for Private Schools has been introduced, Now Examination for Primary and Middle of Private Schools is not necessary.

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Teachers are not Responsible

Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) said that Teachers are not responsible for Students Drop Out and increased Absentees. They Teachers even not answerable for the Poor Results in the Examination.

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Punishment is the Cause

In Chak Belli Students prefer admission in private schools due to use of corporal punishment in government schools, Even the children of teachers are studying in private ones.

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Virtual University of Pakistan and University of Sargodha (UOS). Through this Memorandum, the two institutions will offer joint degree programmes in the field of education and research. Students of UOS would get quality education by the modern means of communication. Virtual University of Pakistan will provide its international quality academic contents to UOS. VU will also offer its airtime to UOS for its academic purposes. Virtual University will provide its Learning Management System, Examination System and international quality academic contents to UOS. 

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A critique of `Subaltern Studies`

 Literary theorist, philosopher and feminist critic Gayatri Spivak says the point about subaltern is not to put it in a position of authenticity as one destroys or deconstructs subalternity to study it. Subaltern Studies is a political and social kind of work which is always going on and if one considers subaltern wonderful and authentic, then there is no need to go to any university, she says questioning the authenticity of sub alternity. She was speaking to the audience during a talk held at the FC College (a chartered university) here on Wednesday. Ms Spivak, an authority on Subaltern Studies, said praising violence could bring about more violence, adding that the issue of subaltern violence should be put aside as it existed at the places where there was no other option left.

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Laptops distribution ceremony in FJWU

The laptop distribution ceremony for Fatima  Jinnah Women University students under the Prime Minister Youth Program, Phase-I was held here on Wednesday. MNA Marriyum Aurangzeb was the Chief Guest of the ceremony while representative from Higher Education Commission Prof. Dr. G. Raza Bhatti was the guest of honor. In the beginning, the chief guest shared the message of the Chairperson Prime Ministers Youth Programme, Maryam Nawaz Sharif with the students. She quoted her “To foster and support the youth of Pakistan, Federal government has initiated this program”. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/30-Oct-2014/laptops-distribution-ceremony-in-fjwu


Sargodha varsity admin, MPs trade allegations

Scores of students, teachers and other staff of the University of Sargodha have protested against three ruling party MPs for `freezing accounts of the institution` Also, the Higher Education Department (Punjab) is alleged to have held in abeyance all the actions (notifications/orders including the approval of the budget 2014-15 and salaries (pay and allowances) of the varsity. In March last, three member MPAs Dr Nadia Aziz, Waris Kallu and Ghazanfar Cheena boycotted the meeting of the syndicate which was presided over by the pro-vice chancellor and academics and legislators exchanged hot words and traded allegations. Later, Vice-Chancellor Dr Akram Chaudhry presided over the meeting and the syndicate approved various projects and confirmed the minutes of the meeting though the parliamentarians continued their boycott.

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No principal post for teachers running private institutes

 Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) Secretary Abdullah Khan Sumbal has said any teacher running a private education institute or academy wholly or in a partnership will not be posted as a public college principal or on other administrative posts. Sumbal was presiding over a meeting of stakeholders for discussing proposals and steps for enhancing education standards of public colleges, at Government Postgraduate Islamia College for Women, Cooper Road. Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association President Dr Zahid Ahmed, General Secretary Tanveer Shah, the higher education additional secretary, DPI Colleges, former University of Gujrat vice chancellor and principals of various colleges attended the meeting. The HED secretary said the government was planning to formulate a permanent policy to meet educational and administrative requirements of all public colleges and then ask relatively better qualified staff to deliver quality education.

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Eight schools spell well

Four schools each in the 9-11 and 12-14 age groups on Wednesday won the pool contests of the Dawn in Education Spelling Bee competition. The event is being organised in collaboration with the US Embassy at Ali Institute of Education. In 9-11 age cohort, the pool winners are: SISA, Main Campus, Lahore; Convent of Jesus & Mary, Lahore; Lahore Grammar School, Kabana Branch, Lahore; and Army Public School and College, Mahfooz Shaheed, Lahore. In 12-14 age group, the pool winners are: FFC Grammar Higher Secondary School, Rahim Yar Khan; Lahore Grammar School, 1A1 Senior, Lahore; Beaconhouse School System, Gujrat; and Aitchison College, Lahore.

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High Court disqualified the Policy

Punjab High Court disqualified the Quota Policy in Medical Colleges.

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Fund has been Issued for Colleges

Funding of 50 million has been issued for the colleges who were effected from Rains to restructure them.

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School building decaying condition

The building of Primary School Cattle Form U.C Nabi Sir, District Umer kot is in decaying condition; students are compelled to sit under the trees; there is only one teacher for 60 students; there is problem of drinking water and electricity. The villagers told that building was established in 1985, since then it is not repaired. They demanded from higher authorities to take notice.

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School closed since 8 months, villagers protest

Government Primary Boys School village Manharo, Taluka Daulatpur, District Nawabshah is closed since 8 months. The residents protested against school closure alleging that SDO takes bribe from the Teachers and allows them go on VISA. They said school fans and other material is stolen and no one takes notice. They requested Secretary Education to take notice of the school and restore it.

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School closed since 7 years, residents protest

Primary School village Kasho Chandio Taluka Mehar, District Dadu is closed since 7 years. The residents stood against school closure and demanded for its restoration. They declared that the future of their children is destroyed and no one turn eye on the school closure.

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“We want Education” rally by innocent children

The innocent children organized a rally for saving education in the title of “We want Education” at District Ghotki. They took play cards in their hands with the slogan of saving education and their future. But no one came to their rally for participation and inspiration.

Complete Story:  (Daily Jejal Page No 03)


Self Help School by an impaired girl at Umer kot

A disabled girl resident of village U.C Mir Wali Muhammad District Umer Kot is running school with her own help and courage. She is educating more than 230 students in that school. In spite of lack of basic facilities, her courage and motivation is high. Her efforts are praised by the villagers and students as well.

Complete Story:  (Daily Jeejal Page No 03)




60 schools closed in Kohistan

Sixty schools are closed in Kohistan, District Jamshoro, whereas Teachers are getting their salaries without attending schools; thousands of children are left deprived of getting education; their future seems dark. No any education official has visited schools.

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Girls Primary School closed since years

Girls Primary School city Allah Dino Sandh, U.C Taj pur, District Matiyari is closed since years. Lady Teacher does not attend school and gets salary. Girls’ future is destroying. The citizens and social parties have demanded from higher authorities to take notice.

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Women are appointed as Chowkedar in schools

The great work by education department District Naushehroferoz, women are appointed as guards in the schools. Enquiry is in process to find out the realities. While seeing this effort by education department Naushehroferoz, Education Minister, Secretary Education and other officers are astonished.

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Sindh University Test Pass Teachers’ record unfound

Reform Support Unit is consuming Billion rupees of Budget, but it could not collect and save the date of Sindh University Pass Teachers. Director Schools’ Karachi has declared that 350 Teachers were appointed and about 550 files have been submitted but the issue is going to be narrow. Due to that matter, teachers are not getting salaries since 7 months because their record is not found.

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Education affected due to Teachers’ Strike

Due to Teachers’ strike in Dhabeji, district Thatto, education is affected; students are worried; schools have been completely closed. The schools of Mill Area are closed and teachers are at homes drawing their salaries.

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Lyari varsity’s talented students to get 36 laptops

Thirty-six laptops have been provided for male and female talented students of Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Lyari Karachi (BBSULK) under the first phase of the President National Program. This was stated by Vice Chancellor of BBSULK Dr Abdul Rasheed in a statement on Wednesday. He said those laptops would be distributed among those PhD, MS, and MPhil students having high abilities in their relevant subjects.

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Call to withdraw raise in matriculation board fee

Chairman Private School Management Association (PSMA) Sharafuz Zaman on Wednesday rejected raise in examination fee by Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) and termed it anti-education. In a statement, he demanded immediate withdrawal of fee raise decision and said that the fee should be reduced by 40 percent instead of raising the same. He said that the raise in examination fee was taking place for third time in past three years, which was an anti-education step, particularly for students of Sindh.

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Be wary of ‘look-alike’ institutions: CPSP

The Sindh government’s plans to establish a postgraduate college with the objective to ‘regulate’ diplomas and degrees in medicine have prompted the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) to warn that the fellows and trainees of the proposed provincial college will not be recognised in the rest of the country and abroad. The CPSP is the country’s only postgraduate medical training and examination body in the public sector and was established in 1962 through an act of the Parliament. The body has issued a notice to its over 21,000 trainees, who are currently specialising in various medical disciplines at 179 accredited institutions in the country and 92 institutions abroad

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/783220/voicing-concern-be-wary-of-look-alike-institutions-cpsp/




Dialectics of Literacy and Illiteracy by Imran Shahid

Everyone is familiar with the benefits of Education but just to discuss the Benefits of Education not discussing the other side of it is illiteracy.

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