Dera teachers threaten protest
The newly appointed teachers in the district on Friday threatened to stage protest if they were not paid salaries forthwith. Some of the teachers, pleading anonymity, told The News on Friday that the teachers were appointed on various posts through the National Testing Service (NTS) examination conducted as per the request of provincial government in the province. They said most of them had not yet been reimbursed their salaries for the last five months and were facing financial problems. They said the recently appointed CT teachers in the district were also facing a lot of problems as they were waiting for the release of their salaries.
Students demand spacious building for Bara college
Students from Khyber Agency on Friday asked the governor and political agent to arrange a spacious building for the Government College Kohi Sher Haider, Bara, and save their precious time. The students under the aegis of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba staged protest. Led by the IJT agency head Arshad Hussain, nazim Peshawar division Wajid Khan and Mohammad Asif, the students chanted slogans against the governor and the political agent.
Students in a fix about degree status
Students are in a fix about the status of their degrees as the Agriculture Faculty, Dera Ghazi Khan, has been affiliated with the newly-established Ghazi University instead of University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, through which they were enrolled at the time of their admissions.
KP to remove `objectionable` material from textbooks
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided in principle to remove `objectionable material` from the textbooks of local primary schools to please the key partner of the ruling coalition, Jamaat-i-Islami. A senior official of the education department told Dawn on Friday that JI leaders had voiced reservations about the printing of pictures of minor girls without dupatta, Christmas cake and a Cross emblem on an ambulance instead of Crescent, the mention of good morning instead of Assalamu Aliakum, and presence of some other `objectionable` stuff in textbooks for primary schools.
NTS exam condition not for session 2010 students: PHC
The Peshawar High Court on Friday ruled that the condition of clearing the National Testing Service examination for registration of LLB graduates with the provincial bar council could not be applied with retrospective effect to the students of the 2010 session. A bench comprising Chief Justice Mazhar Alam Mianlchel and Justice Malik Manzoor Hussain pronounced a short order partially accepting two petitions of 115 students. It declared that the notincation issued by the Pakistan Bar Council on Mar 7, 2013, through which the NTS examination was declared mandatory for registration, was not applicable retrospectively to the petitioners as well as entire batch of students of same session.
NEWLY INDUCTED TEACHERS DEPRIVED OF SALARIES
The newly inducted teachers in Khyber Pakthunkhwa have been deprived of their monthly salaries of last five months and demanded the KP Government to take steps for release of their salaries.
The teachers appointed on various post through National Testing Service (NTS) examination conducted as per the requested of KP Government across Khyber Pakthunkhwa have told APP that most of the employees were deprived of their monthly salaries since of the last five months and were facing a lot of financial problems.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=253390
KMU TO ESTABLISH RESEARCH INSTITUTE
The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has approved Rs 980.352 million for proposed projects of Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar to establish Research Institute of Hepatology, Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery & Transplantation (RIHEHP) and Research Institute of Diabetology, Endocrinology & NCDs (RIDENC). Sponsoring Agency of this project is Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad while execution, operation and maintenance will be carried out by KMU.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=253388
JUI-F protests changes in textbooks
The Jamiat Ulema-i- Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Saturday staged protest against the changes in the textbooks. Addressing the protesters, district chief of the party, Maulana Fazl Azim asked to the provincial government not to play with the sentiments of the people.“The western countries are working on an agenda against Islam and Pakistan and for this purpose they have given millions of rupees to the government,” he said, adding, the holy verses had been replaced with the pro-western lessons in the textbooks. He also criticised the provincial government for its poor performance.
Student kidnapped in Mardan
An eighth grade student of a private school was kidnapped from outside his school in the limits of City Police Station, police sources said on Saturday. The sources said that one Wazirzada, resident of Sawaldher, told the police that his son Faizyab, who was an eighth grade student at a private school, was coming home when unidentified kidnappers bundled him into their car and fled. He said the kidnappers were demanding Rs3 million for the release of his son.
18 students to get calendar scholarships
The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dera Ghazi Khan, planned to award calendar scholarships to its eighteen students on the basis of results of secondary school certificate and intermediate annual examination 2013. Calendar scholarships will also be awarded to four children of the board employees. Deputy Secretary Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, DG Khan, has issued a notification in this regard that contains names of the students.
Will change in medium of instruction improve education in KP?
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, led by Pakistan Tehreek-iInsaf, has changed the medium of instruction in public schools from Urdu to English from April 2014. The arguments put forward for this change in the medium of instruction were to bring public schools at par with private schools in the province and provide uniform education to all the children. However, its seems that before introducing the drastic step the KP government did not refer to any research or study on the subject to find answers to some key questions like; What is the preferred medium of instruction by parents, students and teachers? What is the impact of change in medium of instruction on educational outcomes e.g. completion of primary education cycle? What does international research on the subject tell us about? In order to understand the perceptions of stakeholders about their preferred medium of instruction we need to know first about the most commonly spoken languages in KP.
Programme to provide schools with facilities `abandoned`
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has virtually abandoned the much-trumpeted Tameer School Programme in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as its leadership hasn`t launched an effective campaign inside the country and abroad for raising money to provide basic facilities to thousands of government schools. Since the staging of an anti-government sit-in in Islamabad last month, the entire PTI leadership has been engaged with it setting aside its priorities, including collection of donation collection for the schools lacking basic facilities, the elementary and secondary education department officials told Dawn. As there`s no formal donation campaign, philanthropists and well-off people, too, have lost interest in the welfare initiative.
Removal of political science subject from course protested
The students and their parents have criticised the provincial education department for removing political science subject from the bachelor`s and master`s courses in the province and instead introducing the bachelor of science faculty at the college level. They said the abrupt ending of the programme had troubled those wanting to pursue political science at graduation and master`s levels. According to them, the students, who had done political science at the bachelor`s level last year, were not allowed to get admission in the BS programme.
College student opens private library in Mohmand Agency
A college student has launched a library in his Michini village in Mohmand Agency to facilitate students and motivate the local people to read books instead of wasting their precious time in non-issues. Work on the reading room `Mashaal Library` was initiated by the student, Najeebullah Mohmand, and now Peace, Education and Development Foundation (PEADF) has also provided books and assured him of further support to establish a rich library in the underdeveloped tribal area. Its formal launching was announced on Sunday.
Teachers training being outsourced to private organisation in KP
Dissatisfied with the performance of the state-run teachers training institutions, the Elementary and Secondary Education (E&SE) Department is going to outsource teachers` training partially to a reputed private organisation, according to sources. `We are making all efforts to provide best training to the teachers for the bright future of students enrolled in government schools,` additional secretary E&SE Qaiser Alam Khan told Dawn. The teachers` trainings would likely be outsourced to a reputed organisation having skills in imparting training, particularly in English like Beaconhouse andBritish Council, the additional secretary said.
KP, FATA STUDENTS TRAIN IN TECHNICAL TRADE
Technology Upgradation & Skill Development Company (TUSDEC) has trained a pool of 1,325 students of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa & Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in demand-driven technical trades with an aim to support gainful income generation opportunities. The students completed their training in the first phase of six-month duration under the European Union (EU) sponsored project of Supporting TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) sector in Pakistan, said the TUSDEC spokesperson here Sunday.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=253531
Police vacate all education institutes
Studious children and many parents breathed sighs of relief on Friday after the last few schools occupied by ‘imported’ policemen were finally vacated. The police have now evacuated all colleges and schools in the federal capital, which had been occupied since August 11. The cops have been moved to the Pakistan Sports Complex. Police contingents summoned from various districts of Punjab and Azad Kashmir and Frontier Constabulary were residing in the educational institutes.
Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Calls on Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif in New York
UN Secretry Generals’s Special Envoy for Global Education and former Prime Minister of UK Mr. Gordon Brown called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in New York today to discuss issues pertaining to mutul cooperation for the promotion of education in Pakistan. Gordon Brown admired Prime Minister for according priority to education in Pakistan. Recalling his earlier visit to Islamabad and meeting with the Prime Minister, the Envoy told that his Office was ready to raise funds for a new project to increase literacy and improve education In Pakistan. Global partners including US, EU, UAE, Qater and Globel Partnership for Education had committed millions of dollars for this purpose. The centerpiece of this strategy would be to incentivize literacy at the district and community levels. Poor families sending their children to school would receive help under a cash transfer scheme.
Complete Story: http://www.mofa.gov.pk/pr-details.php?prID=2257
HEC to auction testing services afresh
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) will hire services of a new testing body for admission into varsities and scholarship awards through open bidding. National Testing Service, a private body, has been conducting entry tests of universities, but earlier this year, the Lahore High Court ordered the HEC to form a body of its own or assign the task to a new body after open bidding. Galvanised into action after being reprimanded by the Senate Standing Committee on Education and Training, the HEC held its governing body’s meeting on Friday after a record 17 months. The commission has been citing unavailability of the members for multiple postponements.
At Islamic varsity, IJT allegedly rough up students over ‘ragging’
Political activities have been banned at the International Islamic University (IIUI) Islamabad Faculty of Engineering and Technology after some students were allegedly roughed up by members of the student wing of a political party for ragging their juniors. The incident occurred on Wednesday, when fifth-semester mechanical engineering students entered the classroom of the new batch around 10am. “We were inviting junior students to come on stage and sing a song, do a dance and so on,” said a student who was present in the class.
Accreditation of medical education: PMDC, CPSP, HEC join hands
The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) have joined hands for the accreditation of postgraduate medical education in the country. The development came during a meeting of the PMDC, HEC and CPSP representatives at the PMDC head office here, where all vice chancellors and principals of the country’s postgraduate medical institutions were also in attendance.
Lift of ban to ease pressure on educational institutes
FDE Director Administration Ghulam Hussain Sohoo told The Express Tribune that around 100 staffers were on deputation from different educational institutes. “If we could hire new staff for administration, there would have been no need to depute principals and vice-principals at the FDE,” he remarked. He said the directorate will recruit some 300 new teachers for capital’s schools and colleges.
Progress is not possible without innovative education
Mrs. Sardar raza from Quetta said that the promotion of education is the need of hour. Further she said that we should focus more in education sector to improve the quality of education.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-29-2014/Quetta/page3.asp
Issues resolve related to education in Balochistan
According to lala Yousaf, the future of talented students are being sacrificed, the issues related to education are increasing day by day for students of Balochistan.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-29-2014/Quetta/page3.asp
A helpful neighbor
Pakistan needs china to help develop its health, education and energy sectors, we can also benefit from their technical expertise.
Decision to end parts system for exams in Punjab
Provincial Ministry of Education has decided to end the system of taking Matric and Intermediate examinations in parts in the Punjab province. According to decision, system of taking by parts examinations of Matric-Part-I, Part-II (9th , 10th) and Intermediate (FA, FSc)-Part-I, Part-II (11th , 12th) has been ended. The examinations of Matric and Intermediate will be conducted as a whole instead of parts in year 2016. In this regard the students’ registration will be started from year 2015.
BISEs ordered to install latest software
PUNJAB Minister for Law and Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has directed the Chairmen of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISEs) of all the divisions of Punjab to install an automation and latest computer software system and process the recruitment of officials having the expertise in the information technology.
Computer lab donated to PEF school
A cell company has doled out state-of-the-art computer laboratory to a private high school attached with Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) under its Foundation Assisted School (FAS) programme in Kahna Nau, Lahore. The inaugural ceremony was held on Friday with company’s Director Musammir Ali Syed in the chair. The ceremony was largely attended among others, by PEF Directors Nadeem Masood, Ayesha Nauman and Deputy Director Qasim Munir.
Students meet Sarwar
Children belonging to Convent of Jesus and Mary School, Lahore called on Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar at the Governor House on Friday and handed over edibles for the flood victims. The governor appreciated this gesture on the part of school children and said he was happy to know that young generation was not lagging behind their elders in social work. He told the children that Punjab government had established different centres for rehabilitation of flood affectees to distribute relief goods and money among them.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-09-27/page-13/detail-6
Seminar on children literature
The development of a society is not possible without proper education and training of children. The role of literary persons who write children literature besides parents and teachers is vital in this regard. Known poet Amjad Islam Amjad expressed these thoughts while presiding over a seminar on “Children Literature – Past, Present and Future” on Friday. Children Literature Academy and Pakistan Children Magazine Society jointly organised the sitting.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-09-27/page-14/detail-4
Rs480m for upgrading BZU sub-campus to chartered varsity
The local sub-campus of the Bahauddin Zikariya University, Multan, will be upgraded to a full-fledged chartered university (subject to approval from the Punjab Assembly) with the initial seed money of Rs480 million. The autonomous university will spread over 57 acres of land with 11 different departments. The college will not be disturbed, converted or merged into a university campus. It is learnt that the Government Post Graduate College will function as a public sector college to cater to the need of lower and middle class students.
New policy on medical college admissions unlikely to be implemented this year
The Health Department is unlikely to implement Pakistan Medical and Dental Council’s (PMDC) decision to reserve 50 per cent seats in medical colleges for boys for the 2014-2015 session, The Express Tribune has learnt. Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif constituted a committee on Saturday to discuss the September 18 PMDC letter notifying that 50 per cent seats must be kept for each gender at co-ed colleges. The committee consists of principals of public medical colleges, vice chancellors (VCs) of the King Edward Medical University (KEMU) and the University of Health Sciences, the health secretary and the advocate general.
College of Design building in Multan occupied illegally
The building of the College of Design, an affiliated college of the Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design, has been occupied illegally. Reports say that Principal Azam Jamal has moved an application to the Bahauddin Zakariya SHO to help vacate the illegal occupation of the college building. The principal has stated in his application that the college is being run under the Ministry of Commerce.
VC for innovative thinking for uplift
University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice-Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan has urged the students to develop creative and innovative approaches, entrepreneurial skills and effective communications to play their role in the development of the country.
Installation of biometric system at govt schools delayed
The installation of biometric system in government schools of the province has been delayed for one year due to lack of funds. The move was aimed at ensuring teachers’ attendance through thumb impressions — move that had been rejected by the teachers when it was initially proposed.
Need underlined to bring about change in educating children
`Lucrative jobs and titles are important, but it is also good to bring about a change in someone`s life. We need to bring some sort of goodness in our surroundings. And to bring that goodness to your surroundings requires passion. Passion to keep moving on despite hurdles,` said educationist and principal of the PECHS Girls` School Seema Malik, who is also a former director of the Teachers` Resource Centre (TRC). She was speaking at TRC`s Early Childhood Education (ECE) certificate programme here on Saturday evening. It was the eighth such graduation ceremony organised by TRC`s Institute of Early Childhood Education. The programme offers training for in-service and pre-service teachers of threeto five-yearold students, while giving them acommon vision about how to teach little children.
UN envoy pledges funds for education sector
The UN secretary general’s special envoy for global education has pledged to raise funds to increase literacy and improve education in Pakistan. In a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Gordon Brown, who is also a former prime minister of Britain, said that under the new scheme, lower-income families sending their children to school would receive help through cash transfers. Nawaz and Brown discussed issues pertaining to mutual cooperation for the promotion of education in Pakistan. Nawaz assured the UN ambassador that the funds would be utilized strictly for the purpose of education under a transparent and tangible plan.
50:50 ratio for men and women in medical colleges, says PMDC
The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council’s (PMDC) new admission policy, based on the gender-parity quota, has confused the medical universities in the midst of the admission process. The policy is also said to be in violation of a Supreme Court judgment, which ordered merit-based admissions. The PMDC’s September 18 letter, addressed to the health secretaries of the four provinces and the federal government, has notified that a 50 per cent quota must be followed for each of the genders. All medical colleges and universities in the public and private sectors have been asked to comply with the directives in their 2014-2015 admissions.
Commissioner for up gradation of local vocational schools
Commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddique on Friday said public sector vocational comes technical schools in the city needed to be upgraded and streamlined so as to create optimum job opportunities for local youth.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2014-09-27/page-14
Education dept’s offer of 30,000 UK degrees too good to be true
The Sindh education department’s alleged agreement with the United Kingdom to offer around “30,000 prestigious British Bachelor’s degrees without students having to travel to the Britain” appears to be a scam, The Express Tribune has learned. A press statement by education minister Nisar Khuhro, which was released to the media on Wednesday, claimed that “the department has, despite strong opposition from other countries, won a provisional five-year contract with the UK. Dr Fazlullah Pechuho, the additional chief secretary of the Sindh education department appears, however, to be on a different page. “The Sindh education department has not made any such agreement with the UK,” he said.
State of education in rural Pakistan
The Constitution of Pakistan guarantees access to education for each child. After the 18th Amendment, this responsibility lies with the respective provincial governments. Article 25a of the Constitution says: “The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children between the ages of 5-16 years in such manner as determined by law. The dilemma is that none of the representatives in the provincial assemblies have endeavoured to frame the necessary legislation that the Constitution refers to when it states ‘as determined by law’. Overall, around 36 per cent [approximately 10 million] children of the primary age-group [5-9 years] were out of school in the year 2011. The lowest incidence [28.4 per cent, approximately 4 million] of out-of-school children is observed in Punjab. A relatively dismal picture is evident with reference to out-of-school children in rural Balochistan and Sindh where about half the children of primary age were not attending school.
Sindh’s educational farce
Sindh has apparently abdicated its constitutional duty to educate its children. How else can the government explain 5,229 ghost schools – 11 percent of the total 47,557 public schools – and a shameful net enrolment of just 50 percent in primary schools? An education department survey conducted earlier this year showed that almost 39 percent of Sindh’s population aged 10 or above had never attended school, and the net enrolment rate in middle, high and higher secondary schools was lower than that in primary schools. The enrolment rate in public schools in Karachi, the capital of the province and the commercial hub of the country, was a mere 10 percent, with 91 schools found to be non-functional.
Education and health sectors top priority of government: CM
Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Sunday laid down the foundation stone for the construction of the Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Unit in the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) Karachi. The 200-bed Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Unit will be constructed with the estimated cost of Rs 1.8 billion with the full financial assistance of government of Sindh and the project will be completed within two years.Addressing the ceremony and annual symposium as chief guest, the CM lauded the services of NICVD for catering the increasing demand of diagnosis, management and prevention of cardiovascular diseases not only province of Sindh but of entire Pakistan.
Schools underperforming despite receiving 20% of budget
The Sindh education sector plan 2014-18, if it is taken beyond mere words, can be termed realistic in its outlining of systematic steps to implement article 25 A of the constitution, which mandates the state to provide free and compulsory education to all children between the ages of 5 and 16.
Police vacate all educational institutions
Sadder mohsin ali from sukkhar district said that educational institutions of Sindh should be vacated from police, for the reason that educational activities are being affected by the presence of security forces.
Shaheed Benazir Veterinary University under acute Financial Setback
Shaheed Benazir Veterinary University Sakrand District Shaheed Benazir Abad is being run in Girls Degree College Sakrand since two years. The university has no building and still no plot has been allotted. 96 students of D.V.M Course are facing difficulties; employees are not given salaries since three months. The Vice Chancellor Dr. K.B Merbahar told media that he has informed Chief Minister Mr. Qaim Ali shah about the whole matter, but no policy has been formed for the solution of the problems.
Complete Story: http://epaper.pknewspapers.com/the-kawish.html
Education Minister Issues offer orders to P.S.T Pass Candidates
Senior Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro issued offer orders to the candidates who passed NTS Examination for the posts of Primary School Teacher in Badin.
Protest against Ghost Schools
A protest rally was organized by JSQM and villagers against schools in Bhaan Saeedabad District Dadu.
More than 50 schools are closed and the education has been put into dungeon; funds have been taken away by the school Head Masters. They spoke to media that schools have been turned into Otaaks.
They demanded for the opening of schools to save education.
Education Modification brings change in society says Karam Wasan
President of Jamhoori Party says that, there must be education emergency to promote the society; the politicians need to take steps for the promotion of education by saying farewell to old values of the society. Our nation can’t be stable without the application of Scientific, vocational and technical education.
Seminar on Curriculum Development
A seminar was organized at Sukkur on the advancement of Curriculum in then schools. Addressing to the program Mr. Esharwar Laal said that outdated syllabus must be discharged from the curriculum and a new syllabus should be introduced based on new pattern. He added that Sindhi subject is neglected in the private schools which is necessary and is having great importance. SRSO Director Mr. Mukhtiar Talpur said that technical and Secular Education should be promoted in the schools, because the world is advancing fast and we have to compete with the fast moving technology.
Position Holders get Prize
Al Mustafa Welfare Association Nawabshah distributed prizes among the position holders in Matric Class. On the occasion D.I.G Mr. Farhat Ali Junejo said, without education our nation can’t compete.
Protest against Education Disruption
Higher Secondary School and Primary School Golarchi District Badin are disrupted due to ghost teachers. On the occasion SPSF leaders Mr. Wajid Memon, Mr. Rajib Ali Memon and others told media that due to political interference the system has been affected and students are facing difficulties. They demanded for the opening of the schools to save education of the poor students.
8 Government Schools to be turn-over to Fauji Foundation
The eight Government Schools of Larkana district are under consideration of handing-over to Fauji Foundation. On the instructions Of Secretary Education Mr. Fazal ul Allah Pechuho, Retired Brigadier Mr. Abdul Haq conducted a meeting with D.O General Mr. Anwar Khokhar, Deputy Director Education Larkana and other officers on the matter of 8 different schools, Naudero Boys/ Girls Higher and High School, Pilot Higher Secondary School Larkana and Ratodero and others to hand-over to Fauji Foundation. On the occasion Mr. Anwar Khokhar said that he has not received written orders from the Secretary Education.
BISP announces monthly 200 school children
Students will get 200 rupees monthly through Benazir Income Support Program. This program initiative has been taken by the Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. The purpose of the program is to increases the interest of taking education among children. The Chairman BISP said that they have received positive results from the Asian Development Bank for this program.
Students protest against Principal Law College
Students continued their protest and hunger strike against the corruption of Principal Law College Mr. Shahid Qureshi Larkana. A large number of students along with their leaders Nimano Mugheri and Ashfaque Shahani organized rally before the Press Club Larkana. They declared that Principal has taken away all the funds of college and put it on lame condition; students face a lot of difficulties. They demanded for the transfer of the principal and appointment of an honest and dedicated principal.
Complete Story: Daily Khabroon, Hyderabad Edition, Page No. 04
More than 400 Schools closed in District Qambar Shahdadkot
The condition of the schools and colleges in District Qambar Shahdadkot is inadequate and unacceptable. Four degree colleges are failed to provide quality education; the principals of the schools are exploiting students. JSSF Leader Zahoor Tunio stressed on the promotion of education by providing basic and necessary facilities to the students.
Protest against Ghost Teachers
The villagers of Tharu Shah District Noshero Feroz alleged that Supervisor has taken away all the funds of schools and he sends teachers on Visa. Due to absence of teachers, the students don’t attend schools.
They demanded for the appointment of the teachers who attend schools regularly.
NTS Pass Teachers’ indication for hunger strike for Offer Orders
The candidates who have passed NTS Examination for the posts of Primary School Teachers organized a gathering and told media that they passed examination two years ago and yet they are not given offer orders. They demanded for the offer orders, otherwise they would start hunger strike.
Primary School closed since months
Primary School at village Baariya Panhwar, Faridabad district Dadu closed since months. Students remain deprived of basic education due to absence of teachers and close schools. The villagers demanded for the restoration of school that students take interest to attend.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-09-28/news/page3/1%20(4).htm
Ghost Schools affect Student Education
Countless Schools remain closed since years in Taluka Nasirabad District Qamber Shahdadkot. Schools of villages, Village Wariyani, Qaim Khan Mugheri, Soni Johi, Bhooro Shaikh, Sattar Dino Shaikh, Lalo Mashi and others are closed and the SMC Funds are taken away by the SMC Committees. Villagers protested against the injustice done to education and children. They demanded to take notice and look into matter deeply and restore the schools
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2014-09-28/news/page3/1%20(6).htm
Two female students took poison on discontinuation of School
Two female students Shahnaz Mahar and Naheed took poison when their education was discontinued from the Government Higher Secondary School Sarhad District Ghotki. Due to their severe condition both were shifted to Pano Akil Cantonment Hospital.
Inter-Schools speech competition was organized by Students Welfare Society in Hyderabad
Inter-schools speech competition was organized by student’s welfare society at Mehran Arts Council Hyderabad wherein 100 students participated. Noor ul Sabah swept 1st position leaving 2nd for Sameen umrani and 3rd was captured by Shaheroz Asalm. However, in comedy segment Tawakal institute remained 1st while Picut Memorial High School remained on 2nd and 3nd by government Raeesi Girls School. In a competition of singing the national songs Ali shah remained the on 1st and left the 2nd for Hifsa, while 3rd was got by Muhammad Minhaaj. Regional Director Private institutions Professor Abdul Hameed Umrani was honored Chief Guest of the program. However, Deputy Director Syeda Tahzeeb Shah, Assistant Director Nusrat Parveen Sahto including Mr. Asghar Chandio and principals of the other schools attended the program and distributed the prizes among the winner students. On the occasion members of the society Begum Abdul kahlique, Maraj Shaikh, Hayat Qamar, Mustafa Bilal, Muhammad Muaiz and Zuhaib Ali Hasnain addressed the participants.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Hyderabad, Page No, 9
Protest against Demolition of School Education
The members of Pakistan Tehrek e Insaf Wada Bozdar District Khairpur protested against female teachers Girls High School who are performing their duties in other private schools. Due to their carelessness girls’ education is affected badly; girls are not ready to attend the school. The funds are captured and no attention is paid on the education.
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NTS pass Teachers Protest for appointment orders
The candidates who have passed NTS examination for the job of teacher protested for the job appointment orders. They declared that, they are jobless and they are facing difficulties; and they demanded form the higher authorities for their postings.
Protest against In charge Head Master
The villagers of Bhitt Shah District Matiyari protested against the in charge Head Master Mr. Farooque Soomro who was performing the duty of Head Master. They declared that the in charge Head Master has taken away all the funds of the school; and he takes illegal fees from the students. They demanded for the appointment of regular Head Master to run the school in proper way.
Thieves swipe-away Computer and School Fans
Unidentified thieves, breaking the doors of High School Khahi District Shikarpur, took away the computers and Fans of the school. The students, villagers and other social committees protested against the theft. They demanded for the immediate recovery of the school equipment and immediate action against the culprits.
Education Department Suspends Four Officers
Four Officers under corruption are suspended by the Education Department District Qamber-Shahdadkot. The officers, Mr. Abdul Ghafar Sohu, Mr. Asghar Ali Sohu, Mr. Muhammad Punhal and Mr. Nazir Ahmed Abro were involved in issuing Fake IDs. These officers used extra budget of 51, 4671149 of the department. Department suspended them and issued them show Cause Notice to explain the matter.
Appointment of male teachers in the place of female teachers
Due to shortage of female teachers, male teachers have been appointment in the girls’ schools at Taluka Bakrani District Larkana. The villagers do not allow their girls to go to the schools. D.O Elementary Mr. Nawab Khokhar took notice and issued transfer orders of the male teachers from the girls’ schools.
More than 50 schools close
Due to closure of the schools, Village Ak Chandio, Mehrab Liskani, Mureed Khan and others villages Taluka Jaam Nawaz Ali, teachers enjoy their salaries at homes; the budget of the schools is taken away by the Head Masters. The villagers spoke to media that it is injustice with the poor students who are ready to go to schools, but ghost teachers do not pay any attention.
18 Higher Secondary Teachers Disappear
The ratio of the students’ attendance falls-down due to absence of teachers. The high Secondary School Seeta District Dadu under prolong problems due to ghost teachers; only English and Chemistry subject is taught in the school and the other subject teachers remain absent. It has affected the course completion system. Subject Specialist for physics subject has been appointed since 1989. The students demanded from the higher authorities for the regular teachers.
Secretary Education suspends Teachers and Union leaders
Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Allah Pechuho issued the suspend orders of Union leaders, Mr. Nazir Shah and Taluka President Naushehro Feroz Mr. Nazir Khoso, MATA District President Mr. Muhammad Khanzado, Teachers and Clerks. He called them immediately to his office to explain the matter.
Police Humiliate Teacher
Mr. Ghulam Asghar Bhand, teacher at Middle School Badah District Larkana, was kidnapped by the Police S.H.O on the paid demand of Landlord Mr. Nizam Kalwar. S.H.O tormented the teacher and threw him in faint position near the village. The villagers protested against the ill-treatment of the land lord with the teacher.
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P.T Alif Protest before A. D.E.O Bin Qasim
P.T .Alif protested against the corruption of officers. They alleged that teachers are forced to pay money for the Time Scale and Teaching Allowance in the office. They demanded from the higher authorities to stop that activity of corruption.
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JSSF members protest against Principal
The members of JSSF Mr. Zahoor Tunio, Murtaza Chandio, Amir Hyderi and others protested against the corruption of Principal Degree College Qamber. They said, principal is not serious in the college matters; he remains absent from the college and he is not cooperative with the students; he has filed illegal cases against our party members. They demanded for the justice with them.
M.N.A visits Publice SchoolMirpurkhas
On the visit of Public School Mirpurkhas M.N.A Mr. Munawwar Ali Talpur said that, Budget for Public School would be increased; R.O Plant operated through Solar System would be provided and the school problems will be solved on priority basis.
Teachers’ appointments in previous government declared illegal
Senior Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuro addressing to the Sindh assembly members said that, no more illegal appointment will be accepted in Education Department now. In previous PPP government only 1400 vacancies were vacant, but 130000 teachers were appointed illegally. He said that one of theofficers issued 11000 orders in three months. Further he said that PPP government has removed Ban on the jobs, so the protestors and others have to appear in the test and those who qualify the exam they will be appointed.
School building Constructiondisturbed since last three months
The Mega Project of construction of new government Higher School Setharja building is in disturbance since last three months. The project started in November 2013 and it was to be completed by 2015, but it was rejected due to non seriousness of the contractor. Principal of the school has declared that he is looking for another contractor to assign the project soon.
N.D.V.E High School building in crumbling condition
The ancient N.D.V.E High School building Ghotki is in crumbling condition; due to this problem teachers and more than 2000 students are worried and facing difficulties.Laboratories and computer labs have been locked. There is no drinking water and furniture; only 45 teachers teach two thousand students.The Head Master of the school told media that many times he has informed management but yet no one has taken the notice.
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Position holder protests for her order
Ms. Shaista Chandio from Mehar with her father protested against the authorities of Education Department at Press Club Dadu. She said that she has qualified NTS test with first position, in spite of that she is not given job appointment order. She alleged that, Mr. Bachal Wighio clerk of the Education Departmentappointed her daughter by giving 500000 to the officers. She appealed to the higher authorities for justice.
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Protest for appointment of teachers and staff
Protest was led by Muhammad Aftab Solangi and others for the appointment of teachers and other staff in Government Middle School Budhai Solangi. They said that the building was constructed two years ago, but no any teacher and staff is appointed yet. They have informed managementmany times no action has been taken.They demanded from the Senior Minister for Education Mr. Nisar Khuhro for notice and appointment of teachers and other staff.
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Rally against closure of schools
JEAY Sindh Qaumi Mahaz(JSQM) and AlifAilan jointly protested against the closure of schools and ghost teachers in Matiari Bhit Shah. Protest was led by Abdul Rasheed Detho, Abid Ali Shahani and others from Shah Jo Risalo Chowk to Press Club. They said that 69 ghost schools are shown active in record and management is involved in corruption.
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School failed to provide Quality Education
Government Boys Secondary School is failed to provide quality education in village Murad Memon Malir. In spite of many complaints, authorities did not pay any attention.Parents are compelled to send their children in Private schools. The number of Remaining students in Government school is four to five hundred out of one thousand.
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Protest against Principal Degree College Qamber
Students continued protest against the corruption of Principal Degree College Qamber declaring that principal is not pay attention on the college matters; he has grabbed funds of the college and remains absent from the college and he is not cooperative with the students. They promised to continue their protest till notice and action against Principal.
Opening Ceremony of Middle School
PPP M.N.A Mr. Munawar Talpur laid the foundation of Middle School Jhudo District Mirpurkhas. He said that they have fulfilled the promise of Shaheed Muhtarma Benazir Bhutto by providing the School to the residents.
Students protest against Principal Law College Larkana
Students continued their protest by binding Chains to their books against the corruption of Principal Law College Mr. Shahid Qureshi Larkana. They declared that Principal has taken away all the funds of college and put it on a deplorable condition; students face difficulties. They demanded for the transfer of the principal and appointment of an honest and dedicated principal.
Seminar on the Promotion of Education
Social Organization “O Level Ithad” organized a seminar at SEWA office Kandiaro for the promotion of Education. It was highlighted that education must be promoted and steps should be taken to upgrade backward schools.
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Citizens protest for Restoration of Principal
The citizens of Sobhodero District Khairpur protest before press club for the restoration of Honest Principal Mr. Farooque Ahmed Bhagat. They said that Principal works well in the School and he has made other teachers bound to attend the school regularly; he has upgraded the school system. The citizens demanded for the reappointment of the Principal.
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More than 80000 Schools are close in Sindh says Aziz Jagirani
President J.U.I Mr. Aziz Gul Jagirani spoke to media at Noshehro Feroz and said countless children are passing their life in the villages without getting education just because of closure of schools. The schools have been turned into Otaaks of landlords; no proper attention is paid on the remote schools; teachers remain absent from the schools. This issue needs proper attention.
Rally was organized against the private educational institutes
A rally was organized by the JSSF (JASQM) in Tando Muhammad Khan against the private educational institutes. The rally was headed by Mr. Faheem Bhatti, Mr. Zahid Jiskani, Mr. Mano Sindhi, Mr. Jawad Hussain Soomro and others. Private institutes openly violate the right to which poor students should be given 15% concession in fees. They urged to reduce the fees for poor students and in case of failing the registration should be abridged.
Protest demonstration was observed by lower staff education department
All Sindh Lower Association protested in Baqrani of District Larkana for time scale promotion, son quota and death quota. Protest was headed by Aijaz Shaikh , Daman Ali jatoi , Ahsan Kakoro , Ali Muhamamd Khokhar, Liaqat Bhutto and others. They urged to solve the matter on immediate basis.
592 candidates Get PST Offers Orders
Senior Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro gave offer orders to the PST Pass Candidates at Umarkot Mithi. On the occasion Education Minister said that 592 offer orders out of 925 have been given and the remaining 333 will be given to the candidates after the completion of their Documents.
Education Destruction left thousand of students at the stake in Golarchi
In media briefing president SPSF taluka Golarchi Wajid memon and others including Mr. Rajib Memon, Mr. Parvez Chandio Mr. Porho Shahani showed their concerns on the worst educational condition in higher and primary school buildings. They told the media that SMC funds are dumped in and teachers are nurturing under the shelter of district education officer who send them on visa. They appealed M.N.A Ms. Fahmeeda Mirza and CM Sindh Mr. Qaim Ali Shah to take the action against the involved officers.
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Tahreek.e-Insaf members protest against the closed girls’ school in wada Bozdar district Khairpur
Protest was observed in wada Bozdar which was led by the members of Pakistan Tahreek.e.Insaaf Ali Nawaz Ansari, Faheem Ahmed, comrade Sikendar Siyal and others against worst education in government girls’ school in Wada Bozdar. They had placards in hands and raised the slogans against the ghost teachers and education officers. Protestors reached press club leaving the Naka Chowk to brief the media about the issue. Both the Female teachers do not visit the school which creates disorder in education. However, both female teachers are posted in private sector in Karachi and in Dubai. They urged for appropriate action against the involved education administration and female teachers.
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Protest against A.D.E.O Sanghar
Teachers stood against the Corruption of A.D.E.O Sangher. They alleged that A.D.E.O Mr. Najam ul Din Khoso forces us to go on Visa by giving him money. He takes 5 to 10 thousand rupees from the teachers per month. They demanded from the higher authorities for the serious action against him.
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Demand to upgrade Deep Middle School Khipro
The different social parties have urged to upgrade Deep Middle School Khipro and demanded for issuance of S.N.E level that students may take interest in education.
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Syllabi of antipathy and rejection By Khayyam Mushir
Growing up in the 1980s in Islamabad, I received my primary and secondary education in a private school. This was the heyday of the martial law regime of General Ziaul Haq, when that diabolical dictator was at work, reconfiguring the DNA of the Pakistani state. His two pronged approach included on the one part, the Islamisation drive at home, delivered in parallel with the second, the strategic construction of a proxy militant front in Afghanistan to challenge the Soviet occupation forces in that country through the covert assistance of the United States.
School education in Pakistan By Arsalan Thahim
Pakistan has a deteriorated and dilapidated picture of education. The syllabi in schools are only exam oriented rather than knowledge oriented. We have inherited copy-culture in most part of the country.
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