September 11 2014



Teacher punished student for coming late to school in Sarhad, district Ghotki

Two days ago, teacher corporally punished student for coming late to school. After publishing news into media DA education Mr Majid Balo and DO Secondary and SDO Ghotki visited school to inquire about the punishment from teacher and student. After the inquiry, they said to parents to forgive teacher. On the other hand, father of student linked this issue with extremism and said injustice is only happening because we are minority. He further said, we are also threatening for forgive this matter otherwise they will face dire consequences. Meanwhile, DO Academic Majid Ali Balo told to media that inquiry is still going on, if teacher found guilty he would be punished according to law.

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Education promotion rally was organized in Government Boys Main Primary School Kumb, district Khairpur Mirs

Rally for promoting education was organized by the government main boys’ primary school Kumb. Rally was led by ADO Kotdaji Saen Bux Wasan, a school teacher Noor Mohammad, They appealed to the parents to enroll their children into schools so that they could study to contribute for the development of a nation. Rally was joined by the large number of students, teachers and parents.

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Govt remains indifferent to child abuse

“The absence of required laws and the non-implementation of the existing ones have led to the increase in the number of crimes against children,” said Iqbal Ahmed Detho, the provincial manager for the Save the Children’s Every One campaign. Detho said that while 377 cases of child sexual abuse were reported in Sindh in 2012, the number rose to 583 last year. The cases of child and forced marriages reported in the province were 193. He added that even though the number of child marriage cases is in thousands every year, they are not monitored and reported. “Sadly, 29 per cent of children of school-going age are out of school in Sindh,” said Detho. “The province has a dangerously high rate of malnutrition among children less than five years of age.”

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Sudden visits of schools made 10 teachers suspended in Thari Merwah, district Khairpur Mirs

District officer male Mr Shuhab uddin shar made sudden visits many schools where teachers found absent. On the spot, teachers who were absent were suspended. He said ghost teachers will not be tolerated and action against them will be taken accordingly. Those who are getting salaries will have to attend and teach children on daily basis otherwise they will be legal actions accordingly.

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Cracks appears into School one Peryalo, district Nao Shahro feroz 

School has turned ruined.  Some parts of school are falling during the classes.  Local administration has been informed about the situation of school but no one is taking notice of it, head master shared.  He further said, there is big risk to continue study inside the building. Because, any time it could be fallen down to harm the life of students as well as teacher. There is acute need of repairing this schools to save the lives of all those who are coming to school teachers and students.

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Protest continued against the influential person for stopping construction of school in village Khando Khan Nandwani, District  Kandhkot 

Villagers protested and staged sit-in on the main road Indus High Way for starting the construction work of school as it has been stopped by an influential person Waheed Ali Bajarani.  Basically, school building has been provided by an organization SRSO, but the lack of interest of education department and influence of Waheed Ali Bajarani construction work has been stopped. Students of the village are compelled to study in the opening sky. Basically, landlord wants to occupy land and school comprised on 11 rooms but no one from education department is ready to take notice of it. Villagers urged from the government of Sindh to take notice of it to start the construction of school building so that the students could study.

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Villagers demanded investigation for the SMC funds of Schools of Udero Lal, District Matiari 

Villagers warn against the corruption of millions of rupees of SMC funds.  They blamed that head masters, mistress and chairmen of SMCs jointly have corrupted SMCs funds and no repairing of schools have taken place. They urged from the higher authorities to investigate against the corruption of millions of rupees of schools and take action against all those who are involved into it.

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Schools of Ghora Bari are locked, destroying education of children, district Thatta

Schools have been turned into Otaq and Storage for grain in Taluka Ghora Bari, district Thatta.  Teachers are drawing their salaries without turning back to schools. Children are compelled to go for grazing and looking after their livestock.  Hundreds of schools are closed but education department has maintained criminal silence on the situation. Villagers blamed that education department is involved and are getting money from the teachers for allowing them not to seeing schools.  Due to closure of hundred of schools, thousands of children are deprived from their basic right to education. Villagers have appealed to the government of Sindh to take notice of it and take action for opening of schools in the area to continue the education of thousands of children.

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Student wing of Political party JSQP, JSSF protested against the closure of schools in Taluka Nasirabad, district Qambar Shah Dadkot

JSSF protested in front of the press club Nasirabad and demanded to remove ADO education. Representative of the JSSF said that above 18 schools are closed in the area but ADO is not taking actions against the ghost teachers and schools. They demanded immediate remove of the ADO and opening of the closed schools so that education of the thousands of children could be started in the area.

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Girls’ School of Miseri Khoso is closed since last 6 years, villagers protested

Teacher is getting salary without teaching children. Villagers protested for the closure of school. They blamed since last year teacher and education department are getting SMC funds but no repair has been done yet. They demanded to open school immediately and ensure the availability of etcher so that above 80 girls’ of the village could study further. Representatives of the village shared that they complained to female SDO, but, no action has been done yet. They demanded from the senior minister education to take notice of our closed class the make it functional.

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There is building of Higher Secondary School without teaching staff in Thukrathi, Pano Aqil, district Sukkur  

8 years have passed to have higher secondary school building in Thukrathi, Pano Aqil, but no teaching staff has appointed. Students of the area compelled to go to Pano Aqil and Sukkur for getting education into higher secondary classes.  Parents shared views with media said that it is difficult to afford send our children to cities like Pano Aqil and Sukkur. They said, we appealed to the government authorities and ministry of education to take notice of it to restart the education process soon.

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Students protested for excessive fees of degree college Shahdadpur, District Sanghar

Students boycotted of classes and protested against the increasing fess of degree college Shahdadpur, district Sanghar. They chanted slogans against the principal said that college administration is getting Rs: 200/ extra fees from the students. Representatives of the student Shafiqtuallah Qurashi said that college administration is earning money in the name of enrollment. They warn if college administration does not decrease fees than scope of protested would be increased.

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Promotion of education in my constituency is my priority: Nawab Shahwani

Promotion of education is headmost priority and the problems which are facing by senior education officers will be resolved, said provincial minister Nawab Shahwani in Mastung.

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Education is Government Priority

Construction of new schools and basic facilities in schools shows that education is our top priority, said hafiz Qasim Khan, Additional Deputy Commissioner Qilla Abdullah.

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No political interference in educational institutions: Baloch Students Action Committee

In Quetta, irregularities in education institutions are the outcome of political interference in the educational institutes.

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Khyber Pakhtukhwa


Free books distributed among students in Lakki

The Lucky Cement Limited on Wednesday distributed free books among students of a government school near Darra Pezu town here. LCL Pezu unit officials, elders, educationists and teachers attended the ceremony held in connection with the World Literacy Day. LCL chief operating officer Amin Gani distributed curriculum and literature books among the poor and underprivileged students of government higher secondary school, Yarak. Speaking on the occasion, he said that books were also given to the schools in Nooriabad locality of Karachi. He said that Lucky Cement was committed to promoting education and enhancing literacy rate in the backward areas, including Lakki Marwat.“The World Literacy Day held globally by Unesco is aimed to highlight the importance of education to individuals, communities and societies,” he maintained. Mr Amin said that Lucky Cement would actively pursue the goal to improve educational facilities in local communities.

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PEF giving free school education to 250,000 students

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) is giving free school education to 250,000 most deserving male and female students in 10 different districts situated in northern region of the province through a network of 262 partner schools. Regional Director (North) of Punjab Education Foundation, Syed Naveed Abbas told this while addressing an educational function at his office on Wednesday. Deputy Secretary General UNESCO (Education, Science & Culture), Muhammad Dawood and Commissioner Income Tax (R)Muhammad Ferozuddin, besides a large number of partner schools principals, teachers and students, attended the ceremony.

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Open air classrooms for young men and women at PAT sit-in

Shakeela Khanum, a student in the ninth grade, is one of thousands of supporters at the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) sit-in in the capital. Like the other men and women here, she wants inqilab, a revolutionary change to the current political system. Today, however, she’s concerned with a different kind of change: “Everything is fine here but the break time at the makeshift schools we have set up at the sit-in is just 15 minutes. Can you ask them to extend the break?” she asks. As Constitution Avenue has become a home away from home for PAT and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporters, Dr Qadri’s followers have taken it upon themselves to arrange classes for the hundreds of young men and women who have been at the sit-in for close to a month now. Roughly 500 students attend classes from the first grade to intermediate level at the Inqilab March School, located under the shade of pine trees near the Cabinet Division block and Dr Qadri’s container.

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Endemic problem: Universities need better governance to face challenges

Pakistani universities need to improve the governance and get into the level of policy making as the world in 2015 will be more challenging in race among comity of nations. Sania Nishtar, a former caretaker education minister and government adviser, was speaking on Wednesday at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) during a seminar titled, ‘The World Beyond 2015: Is Higher Education Ready’. CIIT Rector Dr Junaid Zaidi inaugurated the event and invited all participating universities to carry the discussion back with them and continue it. The future is in the hands of all institutions and higher education, with its knowledge and connectivity, must think about how they can make a better society post-2015, he commented.

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Mutual cooperation: Chinese university delegation visits IIUI

A delegation from the LinYi University in China visited the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) on Wednesday and discussed matters of expanding mutual cooperation and signing MoUs. The delegation was headed by Din Hai Tao of Lin Yi University. Both sides agreed that measures would be taken to pave the way for an agreement under which work for establishing a China-Muslim World Studies Centre would be initiated as well as sending students and faculty members of the Arabic and Chinese language centres. On the occasion of the delegation’s meeting with IIUI officials the meeting was attended by, Acting President IIUI Dr. Mohammad Bashir Khan, Director General (AF&P) Gulzar Ahmed Khwaja, Deans and Directors of the university.

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IHC admits additional document in the chief’s appointment case

Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday accepted additional document in the writ petition challenging appointment of Dr Mukhtar Ahmed Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC). Arsal Ikram through Advocates Shoaib Shaheen and Umair Baloch submitted copies of notifications which according to him were in violation of set criterion. A single-member bench comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui heard the petition. The petitioner contended that the prime minister rejected three names recommended by an earlier committee for the slot of HEC chief and constituted a new search committee headed by Khwaja Asif, Federal Minister for Defence and Water & Power only to get his blue eyed Dr Mukhtar appointed. In doing so, the prime minister ignored not only the eligibility criteria laid down in the HEC Act 2002 but also overruled the points given in the advertisement published in the newspapers for the post. On the other hand, a discriminatory self-formulated criterion was adopted by the new committee while proposing three names to the prime minister.

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