September 19 2014

Khyber Pakhtukhwa


Focus on quality education

The priority of newly established university of swabi is to focus on quality education so upcoming generation can work for the country’s uplift.

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Govt asked to revisit course books changes

Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter, has urged the government to revisit the ‘un-Islamic’ changes made in course books so far otherwise they would launch a province-wide protest drive. The successive governments in the province have tried to liberalise curriculum at the primary and secondary school level at the behest of foreign Non-Governmental Organizations. “We would not allow anyone to do away with the Islamic chapters from course books and replace them with lessons on heroes of other religions,” Mian Shoibuddin Kakakhel, provincial president of IJT, told newsmen here on Thursday.

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Teachers protest against rationalization policy in swat

Teachers of mutahida mahaz aesataza protested on Thursday against rationalization policy introduced in government schools.

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30 primary schools in Rawalpindi run by one teacher each

When it comes to prioritise the areas for spending public funds, the ruling PML-N has always opted for flashy projects. A similar trend is also seen in the Rawalpindi district where the provincial government has launched the Rs44 billion metro bus project but virtually closed its eyes towards the education sector. At a time when the education department is enjoying the strength of around 20,000 schoolteachers, there are 30 primary schools in the district which are being run by only one teacher each, putting the future of the students at a stake.

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Students provided 80m books

PUNJAB Textbook Board Chairman Nawazish Ali has said that millions of rupees have been saved by introducing technical reforms and over 80 million books have been provided to students in time. He was talking to a delegation of German-based GIZ, an organisation providing technical assistance to the PTB, here on Thursday. GIZ Coordinator Aamad Ali Yousafzai led the delegation.

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Teachers with political backing not ready to work in remote areas

Around 30 schools in the district have single teacher each,” confirmed Executive District Officer (education) Qazi Zahoorul Haq while talking to Dawn. In reply to a question, he also acknowledged that according to rules a school cannot be run by a single teacher. He, however, claimed that very soon all such schools would be provided with the required teachers. Sources in the education department said majority of the schools with single teacher were located in the two remote and neglected tehsils of Kotli Sattian and Murree. The sources said whenever the department transferred any teacher to these areas, they managed to get their transfer orders cancelled with the backing of politicians.

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Sahiwal College not to be merge into university

The government post Graduate College not to be merge into proposed chattered university in sahiwal city and will work as a affiliated college in public sector and fee structure is also not increased.

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Recuritment of Teachers

Recuritment of Teachers in Government Girls Collee Kahota is not on Merit. Poor and Well Educated Girls are jobless.

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A success story: For special needs children, a ray of hope

The first word in the term ‘special children’ actually refers to the ‘special needs’ of a child, and not the person. Unfortunately, even though it is the second word of the second term that matters most — needs — it is the one usually glossed over. Most people are familiar with the plight of Pakistani children, especially from lower-income backgrounds, but few realise that for special children, who are further ostracised simply for being different, life is even more difficult. Limited capacity in government assistance programmes for special children mean that charitable organisations often need to fill the gap. In Islamabad, one such organisation is Umeed-e-Noor, which has been helping providing specialised, devoted speech therapists and physiotherapists to assist children with certain impairments. Now situated in Sector H-8/1, the centre for special children was established in a house back in 1996 with limited space and a handful of students. However, with the effort and hard work out put in by the chairperson Noor Sultan and principal Gulnar Sultana, the school has come a long way.

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Students, parents on the streets

Students along with parents gathered in front of Islamabad Model College for Girls (IMCG), Sector F-10/2, to protest the occupation of educational institutions by the countrywide police called in to maintain law and order in light of the prolonged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) sit-ins outside Parliament. The students said 27 government schools and colleges of the city had been closed for more than four months.

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Japan pledges grant for improvement in health, education

The Japanese government has pledged $171,920 (approximately Rs17 million) worth of financial support for the improvement of health and education facilities in the capital’s outskirts and Khyber Agency in the tribal areas. An agreement in this regard is to be signed between the Ambassador of Japan Hiroshi Inomata and representatives of two non-government organizations. Out of the total grant, the Learning Awareness and Motivation Program (LAMP) are to get $101,260 and the True Worth Foundation $70,660 for improvement of educational and health facilities on the outskirts of the federal capital and Khyber Agency.

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Resuming education activities

The interior ministry should move the police and FC personnel from school and colleges to some other places and let education activities resume, said Sahibzada Tariqullah, Jamaat-i-Islami leader.

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Parents concerned about children’s studies

Since there seems to be no end in sight to the PTI and PAT sit-ins in Islamabad, over two dozen government schools and colleges run by the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) in the city continue to be occupied by the policemen called in from different parts of the country, especially Punjab, to maintain law and order.

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Islamabad's students suffering from Pakistan's sit-ins

While the month-long anti-government protests in Islamabad have captured headlines in Pakistan around the world, the capital’s students have been longing for a return to the classroom. Talah Mehmood, 15, was, like hundreds of thousands of scholars, hoping to return from a two-month summer break when the supporters of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf and Tahir ul Qadri’s Pakistan Awami Tehrik descended on the city. The sit-in protest outside parliament and the ensuing violence between opposition activists led to the government closing all Islamabad schools for an indefinite period.

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Follow up on assurances: Senator reprimands HEC for failure

The Senate Standing Committee on Education criticised the Higher Education Commission’s (HEC) alleged intransigence for not holding a commission meeting for the last year-and-a-half. The parliamentary panel’s meeting, held at Quaid-i-Azam University, was largely focused on previous committee agenda regarding funding for some of the varsities in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the HEC’s distribution formula. Chairing the meeting, Senator Abdul Nabi Bangash accused the HEC of failing to follow up on an assurance to release funds for Bacha Khan University, Mardan. “The HEC was requested to include Rs400 million for the varsity in the Public Sector Development Programme 2014-15, which has gone in vain since not a single penny was allocated for the university,” Bangash said. He argued that the HEC had later promised to release Rs100 million in May, but till date, only Rs60 million have been released. “Why does the HEC think it can do whatever it wants,” he remarked.

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Urdu varsity staffers continue protest against VC

Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology (FUUAST) Islamabad campus staff continued their protest against Vice-Chancellor Dr Zafar Iqbal for his alleged involvement in a Rs150 million embezzlement scam. The employees are protesting for the last month against the alleged mismanagement and “corruption of the VC” and non-provision of medical facilities to employees. Amid slogan-shouting, speakers claimed that instead of taking notice of the mismanagement, the VC has dismissed three employees and stopped salaries of several others.

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A Balochistan Rural Support Programme (BRSP) delegation of teachers and students Thursday visited International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI). 45 member delegation of BRSP exposure programme was headed by Ghulam Muhammad Muhammadi, District Programme Manager,Youth Empowerment Project, Quetta, said a press release. The delegation was given a detailed briefing about the university by Additional Director Protocol and Public Relations, IIUI Hairan Khattak. Participants took keen interest in knowing details about university faculties and constituent units. They termed the visit useful and thanked university administration for warm hospitality. Hairan Khattak said that university gives top priority to students of Balochistan and they would find every individual helpful if any assistance and cooperation would be needed to the students of Balochistan.

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Gunmen in Pakistan kill professor who faced blasphemy accusations

Unidentified gunmen on Thursday shot dead a professor of Islamic studies in Pakistan who had faced accusations of blasphemy and threats from colleagues over his moderate views, police said. Blasphemy is a crime carrying the death sentence in the mainly Sunni Muslim nation of 180 million people. The south Asian country is experiencing a spike in the number of cases of blasphemy, which activists attribute to its growing use as a tactic to settle grudges or extort money.

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Education, economic growth closely linked’

Basic education is imperative to the economy for growth, stated Haris Gazdar while delivering a lecture at the Habib University, titled, “The Individual or the Collective: Querying Assumptions about the Literacy Gap”. “Education should have a public policy and, at the basic education level, public schooling is simply indispensable,” He said, adding that besides public schooling, community monitoring of schools was also essential in any sustainable model.

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Professor of Karachi University Shakeel Oj Murdered

Dean of Islamic Studies and Professor Shakeel Oj is murdered on way to Fana-e-Farhang Iran Cultural Center Karachi. Two motorcyclists followed him and shoot him dead at Nepa Chorangi Gulshan-e-Iqbal, students said. Professor Shakeel shot with 9 MM pistol where he was injured and later on announced dead in hospital. Report further revealed that he was recently rewarded with Medal of Excellence (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) on August 14, 2014 and he was going to attend ceremony which was organized to tribute him at Fana-e-Farhang Iran Cultural Center, Karachi.  Islamic faculty of Karachi University had awarded many fake degrees to students and he had carried out investigation against these fake degrees that’s why he was murdered other, professors said, as he was already receiving threats from unknown persons. DIG The East, Mr Bashir Ahmed Memon said that investigation has been started from multi dimension, one is from his affiliation of religion and second he had carried out investigation of fake degrees and was receiving threats, and for which two culprits was also arrested and case was already going on. Students and professors protested in the Karachi University and demanded immediate detainment of murderers.

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Murder of Professor Shakeel Condemned

Senior Minister for Education Mr Nisar Ahmed Khuhro condemned the murder of Professor Mr Shakeel Oj. He has asked IG Sindh Police to investigate the murder of Professor Shakeel and bring the culprits to the court. He announced 2 million for the information of murderer of Professor Shakeel. He further said, Professor Shakeel Oj was not only a good teacher but he was also good writer. 

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6 teachers are for 800 students in Shah Mardan Shah Model School

Shah Mardan Shah Model School is lacking the basic facilities. There are only 6 teachers for 800 students. Shortage of furniture and rooms has compelled students to get education on the ground. There is no sweat drinking water for the students. Lower staff has not been appointed yet. Head Master said he had complained to local administration many times, but, no one is paying heed towards it. Education is getting disturbed due to these problems, if all these problems are resolved, our school can be the model across the Sindh, villagers said.

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Movement Announced for Not Teaching Sindhi as Subject in Private Schools

Sindh Adabi Sangat has announced a movement to be announced against all those schools which are not teaching Sindhi subject in their schools. In the meeting, it was decided that writers, intellectuals, journalists, social workers, press clubs and bar associations will all together launch the movement for teaching Sindhi subject into schools across the Sindh. They said, initially, district level committees will be formed comprised of above mentioned stakeholders who will meet education departments and will request them to ensure that Sindhi subject is being taught into schools, later on, strategy will be developed to shape up the movement. 

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Seminar for the Promotion of education Organized

Sindh Community Foundation organized seminar for the promotion of enrollment in the area at Bhit Shah, district Matiari. Speakers said due to lack of interest of School Management Committees, funds are taken away, copy culture is strengthening and corruption in the education department is never getting end.  They said, despite funds of billions of rupees by the World Bank and European Union, education department has made fake and meritless appointments, and political interference is increasing day by day which is the sole cause of destruction of education in Sindh. Major speakers of the seminar were Mr Nadeem Shah, Professor Bader Zaman Shah, Journalist Khursheed Bughio and Adnan Hashmi.   

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School is Without Teacher since last 15 Years

Government Primary School village Pariyo Jamali had been established 15 years ago, since then not single female teacher has been appointed. Now, school is getting demolished and people have taken away its windows and bricks now. Villagers demanded from the authorities to recruit female teacher in the school to start the education of our daughters and due to non availability of teacher our daughters have been deprived from their basic rights to education. 

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Protest Continued Against the Principal of Science Degree College

Students of Degree College Qambar have continued their protest against the principal of Science Degree College Qambar. Student wings of different political parties have protested against the principal of Science Degree College in front of the district Press Club and chanted slogans against him. They blamed that principal has lodged FIR against the students, because, they wanted him to start the classes which are still closed and resolve the issues of College, because, all funds were directly going to his pocket, therefore, not a single penny is used for the development of college, students blamed.

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PPP MPA Mr Abid Bhayoo visited Higher Secondary School

PPP MPA Mr Abid Bhayoo visited higher secondary school Khanpur, district Shikarpur. Teachers were absent. Mr Bahyoo, suddenly visited the school the after news published in daily Jeejal. On the other hands, citizens of the Khanpur complained PPP MPA regarding the problems Higher Secondary School is facing like shortage of furniture, drinking water and teachers. He assured them for the resolution of the issues of higher secondary school, on the immediate basis. He said, all those who are not teaching in schools and remaining absent from the schools will be taken action against them.

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Teacher continued their Protest against the Treasury officer

Teachers of Qambar have continued their protest against the treasury officer for stopping their salaries since last two weeks. As, treasury office has stopped the salaries of 430 teachers in district Qambar Shahdadkot. Teachers staged a hunger strike in front of the treasury office Qambar and chanted slogans against the Treasury Officer. Teachers blamed that agents are asking thousands of rupees as a bribe for releasing their salaries. They demanded to release salaries on immediate basis to save them from facing hardships. 

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Seminar Organized for the Promotion of Education

Research and Development Foundation organized seminar in Rest House Sanghar. District Education Officer Mr Yar Mohammad Baladi while addressing the seminar said that during the supper flood 2010 out of 3200 schools, 1150 was damaged with regard to building and furniture. He further said there is no middle and high school is closed in district Sanghar. He praised the NGOs and said they are doing good work for the promotion of education in the district. P T Alif leader, Mr Lala Sarwar Mari said there is no ghost teacher in district, because, P T Alif has promised to promote education at maximum level. Program Manager, RDF Mr Asif Ali Jatoi, Mr Niaz Siyal spoke on  the occasion and said that 150 school of Taluka Jam Nawaz Ali are running with the collaboration of RDF and 8 schools have also been made model schools in the taluka. In addition to this, ADO Mr Ghulam Nabi Zardari, former ADO Mr Arshad Arain, Nisar Ahmed Rajput  and other talked on the occasion.

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Roof of School Collapsed, 5 students and teachers Injured

Roof of Middle School Abri, near Qambar collapsed injured 5 students and teacher. School had become very week and had cracks, for which local administration was informed, but, nothing has been done yet. During the running class, roof suddenly collapsed injured teacher Mr Sarwar Abbasi and students Sameer Ali, Fahad, Samad and Waheed Ali who were sent to hospital for their treatment. After the collapsing of roof, panic among the students and teacher created. Head Master Mr Fateh Mohammad Pahwar said to media that he has already informed higher authorities to repairing the school building but they could not take it serious. Villagers appealed to higher authority to repair the school building to secure the lives of teachers and students in future and for smooth continuation of the education.

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Above 100 hundred Schools are Closed, Teachers are getting their Salaries without Going to Schools

Jeay Sindh Qomi Mahaz- JSQM protested against the closed schools in font the press club Mehar. They said above hundred schools are closed in union council Baledani, taluka Mehar, district Dadu.  They further said that schools of villages Darb Koro, Rahib Machhi, Drab Kechi, Hameed Tunio, Rahim Dad and others are closed since last many years. SMC funds are regularly coming which are distributed among the related officers. They also blamed that supervisors are getting money from teachers for not going to schools.  They demanded from the Senior Minister for Education Mr Nisar Ahmed Khuhro to take action against all these corrupt supervisors and ADO and to open the closed schools so that the education of thousands of children of an area could be started. 

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Rally Organized for Enrollment of Children into Schools

Rally for increasing the enrollment of children into schools of Thatta was organized by Children Global Work, Wahdat Network, SRO, GASTS and P T Alif. Rally started from Public Park Makli to ended Press Club. Addressing to rally speakers said political involved has destroyed the education in the district. They said improving the education in district is the responsibility of everyone so let join hands together for the quality education in the district and for increasing the enrollment in the schools across the district. They appealed to parents to enrollment their children into schools. 

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Degree College Ghora Bari Locked, Education of Student is destroying

Government Degree College Ghora Bari is a closed since last 1996, since it has been constructed. There is no staff in college, only 12 students are enrolled. There are rumors that college is being shifted to another place. In Charge principal of college is limited to Thatta only. Villagers showed grave concerns over the shifting of college to another place. Villagers demanded from the higher authorities to take notice of it and recruit staff for the college so that it could be functionalized to provide education to the students of an area.  

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Involvement of forces have destroyed the education of Sindh

In the press release issued by nationalist political party JSQM Arisar Group said that due to involvement of forces, education of Sindh has destroyed. Even, teachers and students are helpless in front of the forces. Deliberately, environment of torture and fear is created in the education institutions of Sindh, which in not tolerable.  Chairman of the JSQM Mr Abdul Wahid Arisar said despite of continued protest for the Asifa Dental College Larkana; no one is taking notice of it. Degrees of the students are at risk but government is in deep slumber yet.

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P T Alif called its Meeting to Condemn Torture upon the Teachers

All Sindh Primary Teacher Association conducted meeting to discuss the movement for removing the DEO Elementary Mr Liaqat Ali Khaskheli. In the meeting, Altaf Hussain Watni, Khair Mohammad Soomro, Mukhtiar Ahmed Solangi, Ali Hassan Jatoi and other participated. They praised the decision of government to take action against the EDO elementary. They further said those who will be proved to be liar action against them will be taken. At the end, they also condemned the torture happened against the teachers in Karachi. 

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Protest Conducted for the upgrading of Middle School

Villagers of Drab Mehar Shah protested for upgrading the Girls’ Middle School into High School. Different parties protested and demanded that due non availability of high school, education of girls is disturbing. They appealed to the government of Sindh to upgrade this middle school into high school so that our daughters could be educated. 

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31 Girls and 25 Boys Primary School are closed

Many Schools of Thari Mer Wah are closed and teachers are engaged into their personal engagement and are getting their salaries at their homes. Now, these schools have turned into Otaq of landlords and storage for grains. Despite of having 605 boys and 76 girls’ primary schools, education of children is destroying. Even, 75 schools of National Education Foundation and 25 of UNICEF could not improve the education of children in the area. In the Thari Mer Wah only, 31 girls and 25 boys’ primary school are non functional, but, on the record of government they are functional. There are 1050 male and 315 female teachers in the Thari Merwah despite of that result of education is zero. All the funds of SMCs are taken away by the education officers. SDO Education Mr Shuhab Udin Shar said that many schools have been opened and other will be opened soon. Social workers and villagers demanded the actions to be taken against the ghost teachers. 

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Illegal appointments of 611 Teachers disclosed

Special inspection team has unveiled the 611 illegal appointments against the vacant positions of 400 in education department in Hyderabad. Director Education failed to justify the appointments before the inspection team. Record corruption has been made in recruiting in 211 by appointing fake teachers in the district. The report will be sent to the chief minister, said the Muzafar Shujra.

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Bureaucrats joined hands for grabbing pilot of Girls ‘primary School

The government girls’ primary school in Shahani Muhalla is still occupied by group of land grabber mafia. According to Director Education Mr Maqsood Qureshi, pilot of the school was a property of Daud Soomro for which he had been paying rent by the Sindh Education Department, but, recently it was demolished for repairing purpose. On the other hand, President of Primary Teachers Association Inayat Jamali has claimed for that pilot is a property of Bhagat Ram, since 1940 and he had given that pilot for Education Institution, and since then school is running. However; Daud claimed the revenue record of 1978 and told to media that revenue record has been submitted to higher authorities for necessary action. Dadu Development Organization and Citizens Action Committees have warned that if the matter is not resolved they would launch protest. 

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Middle school closed, Education of hundreds of children are Destroying

The Girls Middle School Nodo Baran is closed and teachers are getting their salaries at their homes. Dr Asif Raheem, Assistant commissioner visited the schools of areas and found many schools and health units non functional and closed. He said, without the education, development is not possible. Therefore, pay full attention towards the education. He told the media that the condition of girl’s middle school is poor and the four female teachers are drawing their salaries. He said reports of the closed schools and for required facilities would be sent to secretary education. 

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International day of Privatization” A seminar held in Umarkot

A seminar was organized by the ”Sami welfare foundation”onInternational day of privatization in SoorhiaBaadshahHaal in umarKot for the awareness of privatization,literacy and education.Whileadressing to the seminar executive director of Sami,Gulam Mustafa Khoso,Mir Hassan Arisar,D.O education .HassnLaghari,D.o literacy BilawalKunbhar,educainal specialist Poonraj and others said that the purpose of education is not to get job but a person should be as much educated as he or she be They capable of sustaining his or her own business. They said that the major cause devastation of education is privatization. Because the  teachers of government schools and colleges who takes heavy salaries do pay more attention towards private schools and colleges rather than the government. While giving suggestions,they said that the private schools and tuitioncentersmust be closed and the government schools and colleges should be totally hand over to theprivatization. They further said that mini schools should be merged into big schools. Committed and punctual teachers must be appointed in the schools which are having less number of teachers. Check and balance system should be privileged over them by honest team. In the last, they conducted rally towards Press club.

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Rally against the SDO Education Conducted

All Masjid Teachers Association (MATA) conducted rally against the SDO Mr Sayyed Hashim Shah as he forcedly transferred teachers. The rally was led by President AATA Mr Haji Abdul Fatah Mahar, he said that SDO Taluka Lakhi Mr Sayyad Hashim Shah is corrupt bothering teachers. They demanded the immediate removal of SDO education and appointment of honest and committed SDO. 

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Seminar for the Promotion of Education Organized

While talking to a media in a seminar organizes by MDF, District Education Officer male Mr Allah Dino Malah said he is much worried about the lowest education ration in district Badin. He further said that parents’ attitudes towards children’s education are major hindrance behind the situation. He said to the parent give attention towards the education of their children. Mr Mustafa Rajpar, Executive Director of MDF told that MDF is working for the teachers trainings in district so that quality education could be ensured. 

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Negligence will not be Tolerated in Education

PPP MPA Sindh Assembly Mr Aijaz Shah while addressing in a seminar said that negligence in education department will not be tolerated and reform system for monitoring the education will be formed in the district. He further said to participants that parents, teachers and civil society actors are the major stakeholders in society who can play their role for the betterment of education in the area and can help to improve the system. Parents of the children in rural areas should enroll their children in the schools to make society peaceful and literate. Mr Javed soz, Pir Ahmed Jan Sarhandi, MuzafarBhatti, Faisal Hassan, Nek Muhammad Khaskheli also spoke on the occasion. Seminar was organized by The Global Children Network and Sindhi Community Foundation in a local hotel in Tando Muhammad Khan. 

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District Officer Education Visited schools in Hyderabad

District Education officer Ms Safia Arbab visited 40 middle girls and boys schools along with her team in Hyderabad. Uzma Shaikh, Shakir, Arshad Mahmood , Khalid Afridi, Saeed Qureshi. Abid Shabir, Imran Ali ,Faheem, Seema Pasha and Jameela Mirjat joined her in a visit. She inspected the students through short assignments on board to check their ability. 

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Time Scale Demanded for Education Staff

In a media press release, Mr Ismail Khosa taluka President All Sindh Lower Staff Committee demanded time scale, utility, uniform allowance and reinstate of quota system in education department. He shared the views while in a formal sitting with the journalist and President press club Mr Ghulam Hussain Qaimkhani. 

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