October 31, 2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Recommended teacher-student ratio essential in ensuring quality.

Governor Mehtab Abbasi said that education is pivotal in the socio-economic development of a society. He was addressing in the University of Peshawar Convocation 2014 on Thursday. 317 women, 143 men graduate at University of Peshawar Convocation 2014.

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Khattak: Primary education and health sectors remain the priority of the KP government. The mess of more than 60 years will take time to clean up.

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Students block Swabi road to protest understaffing

Students of Yar Hussain Degree College blocked Chota Lahor-Yar Hussain Road here the other day to protest shortage of teachers and facilities at their educational institution. Among protesters were members of various student unions, who said they had joined the protest to protect the rights of the student community. The students boycotted classes, marched from outside the college to Yar Hussain-Chota Lahor Road and placed blockades there to suspend traffic for hours. The protesters said Yar Hussain Degree College lacked teachers and facilities to the misery of students. They said the college`s boundary wall had collapsed years ago but it had yet to be rebuilt; toilets were in bad shape, and there were no drivers for transport.

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Over 100 schools found closed in Lakki during Sept

The Independent Monitoring Unit found 144 schools closed and 333 schoolteachers absent from duty in the district during the month of September, a meeting was told here on Thursday. The meeting of district steering committee, presided over by Deputy Commissioner Syed Zafar Ali Shah, was told that of the closed schools, 54 were for boys and 90 for girls while the truant teachers included 188 males and 145 females. The district monitoring officer, Amjad Meraj, presented a detailed report in the meeting about the closed and non-functional schools and habitual absence of teachers and other employees of education department in the district.

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KP rewrites textbooks to make them more Islamic

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is rewriting schoolbooks to make them more Islamic, inserting verses on jihad, removing pictures of unveiled women and changing material on recent history, officials said on Thursday. The public tussle over the changes mirrors a struggle for power at the heart of Pakistan’s young democracy. Secular, liberal parties are vying with religious parties for influence in the nation of 180 million people. That struggle often plays out in the classroom. Professors or teachers accused of blasphemy have been attacked, jailed or killed. Schoolbooks commissioned by provincial governments have been frequently rewritten. The latest changes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cover chemistry, physics, English, history and geography textbooks.

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18 education department employees sacked in Bajaur

Agency Education Officer detained 18 employees of the Bajaur education department over absenteeism issues. Watchmen and Class-IV employees failed to respond to show-cause notices issued by the authorities and are now subject to strict action.

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Laptops distributed at University of Malakand

Under the Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme on Thursday, 273 scholars of the University of Malakand were given laptops. These included MSc., M. Phil and PhD students from 12 different departments of the varsity.

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Balochistan govt. calls for more educational reforms

Balochistan Chief Minister Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch has said that people in 29 districts of the province are living below poverty line, adding more educational reforms need to be introduced to alleviate poverty. 

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PM orders curriculum overhaul for schools

HEC has been tasked with implementing the directives. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed the Higher Education Commission to make amendments in the curriculum of compulsory subjects, such as Pakistan Studies, English and Urdu of all schools, colleges and universities, after due consultation and approval of the provincial governments.

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Pak made significant progress in protecting, promoting child rights: Angela

The newly-appointed UNICEF representative in Pakistan, Ms. Angela Kearney, has said that Pakistan made significant progress in protecting and promoting the Child Rights in last year. With the Funds from SFD, UNICEF has handover school supplies including furniture, IT and library equipment  to the Education Department.

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Laptops distributed at Air University

The laptops were distributed under PM scheme for bright students in collaboration with HEC.

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Education Workshop at NUML

A 10-day workshop on ‘Leaning towards a New Paradigm in Education’ concluded at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) on Thursday. It was arranged by the Faculty of Higher Studies (FHS) and Education Department for different faculties. Dr. Shazra Munnawer, dean of FHS, was the coordinator and Dr. Khushbakht Hina was the focal person of the workshop while more than 24 teachers from the different departments of the university attended the workshop. It featured some hands-on interactive sessions on the area of pedagogy and research.

“This workshop provides teachers with an incredible opportunity to network with each other and learn from the national and international experts,” Rector Major General (r) Masood Hasan, while speaking at the closing ceremony, said.

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Funding has been issued for Education

Funding of Rupees 3 billion has been Issued to Ministry of Education for their 14 Projects.

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Appointing Teachers

Department of Education Attock has decided to fill empty spaces via NTS examination.

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Literacy revolution needed: Channar

A literacy revolution is needed in the country, no political unrest, Cooperative Minister Malik Muhammad Iqbal Channar said on Thursday. He was addressing students at a ceremony to distribute laptops at Government Post Graduate College for Boys, Bahawalpur.

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The Government College University is going to introduce law degree programmes

The Government College University is going to introduce law degree programmes for which the university’s syndicate has given its initial go-ahead. Law will be the 28th postgraduate academic programme to be initiated in GCU in the tenure of Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman as Vice Chancellor. The overall student strengthen of GCU had also increased from about 6,500 to 11, 500 in a short span of last three years. He said that the university had also rationalised its academic and examinations rules and regulations as per the international standards, and nobody was allowed to deviate from these rules.

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2,905 students get laptops

Provincial Minister for Cooperative Malik Iqbal Channar distributed laptops among 2,905 position-holder students at Government Post Graduate College, on Thursday. Director Colleges Dr Mehmoob-ul-Hassan, Principal College, Members National and Provincial Assembly and a large number of parents were present on the occasion.

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Students` hard work rewarded with laptops

High achievers of Chakwal district received laptops under Punjab Chief Minister`s E-Youth Initiative here on Thursday. 1832 students received laptops with a ceremony held for 69 students at Government Degree College for Women, while 1763 students were asked to collect their laptops from Government Postgraduate College where eight collection counters were set up. Speaking at the occasion the Parliamentary Secretary for Higher Education MPA Mehvish Sultana said that Punjab Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was doing its best by arming students with the digital tools which would help them in achieving a prosperous future.

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HEC awards top ranking to VU

HEC awarded Virtual University the highest rank under an assessment released by Quality Assurance Agency, a body to monitor the standard of higher education in Pakistan.

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Appointments against Law

In University of Engineering Technology Taxila Appointment of Staff against Rules and Regulation has been observed.

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New Policy for Teachers

According to New Policy of Educational vacation of Teachers EDO will approve the Leaves.

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Case Against Teachers

In Jhang a Case against Two Teachers of Religious Disrespect has been registered.

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Pathetic report on schools teachers presented

The Independent Monitoring Unit found 144 schools closed and 333 school teachers absent from their duties during the month of September.  Of closed schools, 64 are for boys and 90 for girls while the absent teachers included 188 males and 145 females.

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KU receives 10000 laptops from PM

Administration of Karachi University has received 10000 laptops on Tuesday from Prime Ministry Nawaz Sharif would be distributed after Ashura.

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WB highlights factors behind teachers’ inferior performance

Salaries of approximately 1.5 million teachers in Pakistan consume around 90 percent of the education budget while the students’ substandard performance are reflection of teachers’ incompetence, World Bank (WB) revealed.  At Pakistan Education Sector Review workshops in Lahore and Islamabad respectively by WB it concluded the state of accountability and governance in the public education system were the primary factors that suppressing education growth in Pakistan. During the discussions at the workshops, speakers said 90 percent of the education budget in Pakistan went in paying salaries in public and private sector schools. 

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Education in Pakistan

Education in Pakistan suffers from a chronic lack of spending in the education sector. However, the more alarming issue is the inefficient use of allocated funds with high proportions remaining unspent and those that are spent contribute little to good quality education. With the recent devolution of education from a federal to a provincial subject, it remains to be seen how the provinces tackle the problems of the education sector.

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Hundreds of girls deprived of Education

School Building is not available at Pathan Colony and Brohi Colony, Jam sahib, District Nawabshah. Hundreds of girls are deprived of getting education. The residents of colony demanded for school building to save girls’ education.

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Larkana: Social Organizations organise Rally

Alif Ailaan organized a rally for the school closures in Sindh; different social and political organizations joined them for the promotion of Education. While addressing to the Rally, Regional Coordinator Alif Ailaan Mr. Junaid Ahmed Dahar said that 6164 schools of Sindh are closed and in spite of Supreme Courts’ decision those schools are not restored. He added that 34 percent children of Larkana are deprived of Education; 581 schools are closed at Larkana District. He further said that 23662 schools are lacking the facility of drinking water and 18668 schools are without compound wall. 26201 schools are not having the facility of electricity and collectively 62 lac children in Sindh are deprived of Getting Education, whereas 40 percent Teachers remain absent from their duties.

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Boys and Girls Higher Secondary School lacking basic facilities

Since 23 years, Subject Specialists are not appointed Higher Secondary boys and Girls School Seeta, District Dadu. Due to carelessness of management, the whole waste water of the city is stored before the school gates and 17 Teachers are transferred to other cities on Detailmint. The residents demanded from higher authorities to take notice.

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Roof cracked pieces left 3 girls injured

Three girls got injured due to cracked pieces of roof at Government Elementary School near khairpur. Girls were shifted to near hospital for treatment. The head master of the school Mr. Aman ul Siyal told the Deputy Commissioner that since 1987 school building is not repaired and the Deputy Commissioner assured the Head Master to raise the Funds for school.

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Protest against Ghost Teachers

The villagers, social organizations, JSQM and JUI organized protest against ghost Teachers at Mehrapur, District Naushehroferoz. They told media that due to ghost teachers, education is highly affected and students are worried.

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Secretary Social welfare department visited disabled girl’s school

Kunri, district Umer Kot: Secretary Social Welfare Department Mr. Shark Ahmed visited the school of Kunri which is being run by a disabled girl. He praised the efforts of courageous girl, while she told that after her father’s death she faced poverty and she is running school by her own help.

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School building construction work discontinued

High School Kotri Kabir, District Naushehroferoz is affected due to discontinuation of construction work. Students are worried to attend school. The villagers demanded that pure material should be used in construction. The contractor is fled away.

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BQM demanded to construct High School

Baloch Qaumi Movement protested for repairing of High School at Bahau Khoso, District Jacobabad. They declared that school building is in crumbling condition and no one takes notice of it.

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Two Primary Schools Closed since years

Naushehroferoz: Two Primary Schools of Village Ghazi Khan and Hussain Mubejo are closed since years. Teachers do not attend school. The villagers protested for the opening of schools and demanded from the higher authorities to take notice of the issue on priority basis.

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Girls High School Building work still in progress

District Moro: Social organizations and other people protested for the school building work of Deparja High School. They declared that due to discontinuation of construction work, the parents and students are worried. They demanded for the immediate action and notice f the issue on priority basis.

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School established at the village of Asu Bai

The courage and interest of Asu Bai inspired the other social organization. Land Welfare Development Association and Petarian Human Rights Organization decided to establish schools at village Kunri, District Umer Kot. They said that they would provide book uniform and other necessary things to the children in the schools. They praised the efforts of Asu Bai.

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Miracle of Treasury Department Dadu

Treasury Department Dadu issued High Salaries to Education Employees. Since five years, this corruption is running in Treasury Department. Primary Teachers drawing 95000, Peons are drawing 85000 and Guards are drawing 76000 salary. According to the list issued by the District Accounts Officer, 4 thousand teachers and other staff are getting high salaries with the favor of officers. No one takes notice of that.

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Director Schools’ surprise visit of different schools

On the directives of Secretary Education, Director Schools visited the different schools of Mirpur Khas and suspended 5 teachers and other staff. During his visit, Government High School Deen Muhammad Junejo was completely closed.

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Primary School closed since year

Primary School village Mithal Narejo, Piryalo District Khairpur is closed since years and students are worried; the parents have demanded to open school and save the future of the children.

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