Funds are given to provide facilities in schools.
MPA from Punjab Assembly Raja Shaukat Aziz Bhatti said that the Punjab government has given funds to provide facilities and build new class rooms in schools.
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On Campus: ‘Extra duties’ at the cost of education
THE Punjab Higher Education Department has failed to deliver as the quality of education is not being improved nor is any initiative being taken to do the job.
The public colleges showed poor results in the previous degree examination but no action was taken. The only performance Higher Education Department Secretary Abdullah Khan Sumbal wants to boast was his “surprise visits” to colleges to check preparations for the control of dengue.
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Centralised administrative system a nightmare, complain teachers
The education sector in Punjab is plagued with many structural problems, the administrative authority’s incompetence being the root cause, claim teachers and principals across the province.
Muhammad Arif, a retired professor of Government MAO College, Lahore, told The Express Tribune that the organisational culture at the Higher Education Department Punjab (HEDP) offers little respect to teachers. “Usually, the top officials are either inaccessible or unresponsive and the lower staff is habitually contemptuous,” he added.
FDE’s ‘mistake’ lands 258 female teachers in different service structure
Over 250 junior female teachers of the government-run model colleges in the city allege that the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has skewed their promotion by putting them in a different service structure.
It is a grievance that has been simmering since 2012 and arose after former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani announced upgrading and one-time promotion to all the teachers of BPS-16 working under FDE on November 8, 2010.
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Donors upset at slow work on schools' reconstruction
The officials said donor agencies, especially USAID, was disappointed with the slow work on part of the communication and works department to rebuild destroyed schools. The official said donors had expressed annoyance and reservations a year ago when reports emerged about the poor reconstruction work in Swat schools. He said the material used in the reconstruction exercise was so substandard that the roofs of rebuilt schools leaked during rains.
Salam Teachers Day held in Karak
Best teacher awards were given to the male and female teachers for their excellent performances during a ceremony held at the office of the assistant district officer (ADO), education, in Banda Daud Shah tehsil. ADO education Abdullah Khan chaired the meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, Abdullah Khan said that commendation certificates awarded to the best teachers was the recognition of their outstanding performance in the field of education.
2005 Earthquake: Nine years on, one-third projects still pending
Despite promises made by successive governments, nine years after the devastating 2005 earthquake hit the northern areas of the country, only 5,200 projects out of 8,000 have been completed in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
Talking to The Express Tribune in connection with the ninth anniversary of October 8, 2005 earthquake, State Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Agency (SERRA) Secretary Sardar Rahim Khan said around Rs170 billion have been spent on reconstruction from the approved Rs210 billion funds while Rs40 billion have not been released so far.
Protest Continues of Students of Benazir Law College Larkana
Students observed hunger strike and protest against the college administration for 30th days. They alleged that fees have been increased illegally and college is lacking basic facilities, and, all these funds have been taken away by the principal to meet its personal needs. They demanded from the higher authorities to take notice of it and to investigate the funds and to provide facilities to the college.
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Stakeholders agreed to promote education in the district Ghotki
A seminar was organized to promote education in the district Ghotki. Participants agreed to take joint efforts for the promotion of education and said closed schools will be opened, occupied schools will be vacant and ghost teachers will be bound to remain in their schools to perform their duties. District Education Officer Ghulam Hyder Balu, ADO male Ghotki Ghulam Mustafa Malik, GASTA Leader Mr Zahid Pathan, and President SAGA Ghotki Mr Bilawal Pathan spoke on the occasion.
Zangipur School of Jacobabad Faces Sever Issues
Primary School Zangipur of district Jacobabad faces multi issues. School was constructed in 1904, but now, school lacks basic facilities like electricity, dirking water, furniture and support staff. Even school does not have doors and windows. Villagers said, higher authorities have been complained, many times, but no one is ready to listen. School building has appeared cracks and 150 students are getting education in this alarming situation. School does not have got repaired since last 1981 and flood of 2010 even ruined the school building. In 2011, one NGO repaired one room which was later on affected severely in flood 2012. School is running in this condition even, and, children from different villages are also coming.