September 3 2014



Out of 13 teachers, 12 are absent putting education of 1200 girls students at risk in higher secondary school Udero Lal, district Matiari

There are 13 teachers are appointed in Higher Secondary School Udero Lal, district Matiari, but, only one teacher is coming to teach putting career of above 1200 students on risk. All the absentee teachers are taking their salaries without teaching students. Girls from different village around udero lala come to study in girls higher secondary school town committee Udero lal. Parents of the girls and citizens are worried about the education of the girls of the area. The complained that local education administration does not ready to listen and is involved behind the destruction of education.  The parents and citizens demanded from the education minister Mr Nisar Khuhro take action against all those who are involved into the destruction of the education.     

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Around 50 schools of UC Sawro, taluka Johi, district Dadu are closed, and buildings of the schools have been turned into storage of grains and Guest Houses/Otaqs

Education of the Johi taluka is destroyed. Schools have been turned into cattle forms, Otaqs and storage for keeping grains and other material. In UC Sawro, 50 schools are closed. Teachers are enjoying leisure and are getting their salaries without seeing students and schools.  Schools buildings have been occupied by the village influential persons and using them for their personal chores.  Villagers said to reporter that our schools are opening in a time when SMC funds are coming. Teachers are politically backed up by elected representatives.  District education department is not ready to take action against all those are not absent and are not teaching a single day in a month are getting salaries regularly. 

Complete Story: Daily Jeejal, Hyderabad Edition, Page No. 3


Villagers protested for repairing of school building in Jhando Mari, District Tando Allah Yar

Villagers of the villag Wali Mohammad Dars protested in front of the press club Piaro Lund, Taluka Jhando Mari, for repairing their school building of primary school. They said that school building have been ruined and can be destroyed anytime which could cause harm to students.  Therefore, we demand from the education department to immediately repair the school building to protect the lives of children. Protest is led by Mr Tekal Dars, Dino Khaskheli and Kamo Kolhi. 

Complete Story: Daily Jeejal, Hyderabad Edition, Page No. 3


Shortage of books have caused stopping admission in primary schools at Taluka Bin Qasim, District Karachi

Shortage of books of class one and two in the taluka Bin Qasim, Karachi have badly impacted on thea demission of students into these classes.  Representatives of Maroaro Samaji Sangat Mr Rasool Bux Baluch and Mahgeer Samaji Sangat Mr Younis Khaskheli shared to media that since last three months supervisors were making excuses for giving books to teachers today or tomorrow but till not they have not given.  Therefore, we request authorities to ensure availability of the books of class one and two so that smooth study could be continued.   

Complete Story: Daily Ibrat, Hyderabad Edition, Page No. 10


Former SDO Education was arrested under the corruption case from Gharhi Yaseen, district Shikarpur,  by NAB Karachi team

Former SDO education was arrested in corruption cases of million rupees. Case was already filed at NAB Karachi team. Deputy Director NAB Mr Asif Raza along with his team reached to Gharhi Yaseen to arrest former SDO education Mr Qamar udin Perzado for involving into to corruption of millions of rupees.   

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Higher illiteracy rate, more waste in education than previously believed

More children across the world’s poorer countries are illiterate than previously believed, according to UNESCO’s education report. Poor access to education and poorly trained teachers lay at the root of the trend. The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) released its annual education report. The study, named “Education for All Global Monitoring Report,” looked at the state of learning among the youth children between the ages of 15 and 24 - in some 37 countries, The Guardian Reported. Roughly 250 million children in the world’s poorest nations could not read part or all of a sentence, according to the UNESCO study. Most of the children came from Arab states, Sub-Saharan Africa or South and West Asia. Furthermore, in roughly one-third of those countries, less than 75 percent of school staff members were qualified to teach. “Access is not the only crisis poor quality is holding back learning even for those who make it to school,” UNESCO director general Irina Bokova wrote in the foreward to the report.

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Education emergency: In a first, private school comes under attack in Turbat

Armed men torched a private school in the Dasht area of Turbat, a western district of Balochistan, late Monday night. The men also set an estimated 150 textbooks on fire before escaping. This is the first-ever attack on a private school in Turbat. Earlier, schools had been targeted in Panjgur. A group calling itself ‘Al Jihad’ claimed responsibility for the attack. The group distributed pamphlets with warnings that private schools should “stop imparting Western education, particularly in English” to children in the school after the attack. The group claimed the attack was part of a ‘holy war’ against Western-style education. “The armed men barged into Gurbam private school after 10pm on Monday. They set fire to the principal’s office and burnt textbooks, five computers, three chairs and school records,” a senior official at Turbat Levies station said. Gurbam is a co-educational school and offers classes taught in English during the evening to more than 400 students. “There should only be religious education in this school and no one should dare to impart education in English,” the pamphlet states.

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Long closure of schools imperils students’ future

All the public and private sector schools here have been closed in Indian shelling-hit Sialkot villages even after week-long lull on Sialkot Working Boundary. The local people regretted that the schools were still closed in Joiyaan, Sucheetgarh, Charwah, Beeni, Sulehriyaan, Akhnoor, Behladpur, Wainse, Gunjiyaal, Gandiyal, Dhamala, Wada Dhamala, Harpal, Bajra Garhi, Morcha Pur, Anula, Dhaliyaan, Kotli Khawaja, Ludha Gung, Chumat, Jarwal, Theekariyaal, Sojan, Sakroori and Shahpur. They said that the students would face difficulties due to long closure of the schools. The Indian Border Security Forces had badly shelled the local houses and buildings of several schools in these border villages, due to which the people are scared of sending their children to schools. The male and female teachers are also terrified of Indian shelling and they reluctant to join their schools, they said.

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School set on fire in Kech district

Some armed religious fanatics of a hitherto unknown Al Jihad organisation set a private English medium school on fire in Turbat area of the Kech district on Tuesday. They also left pamphlets with the name of Al Jihad in the school and in the area, warning the people of Balnigore to desist from sending their children to English medium schools to study English or risk unspecified repercussions. “People should not send their children to schools or English language centres for studying English,” warned the pamphlet. It asked people to send their children only to madressahs to get religious education. Chief Minister Dr Malik Baloch ordered officials concerned to take steps to ensure security to all schools, language centres, students, their parents and teachers.

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PEF initiative

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) will enter into partnership with 200 private schools in Punjab under its Foundation Assisted School (FAS) programme during the current academic year. According to PEF spokesperson, the purpose of this expansion is to give an opportunity to most deserving children to study free of cost in private schools.

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Int’l Literacy Day to be marked on Sept 8

Islamabad—like other parts of the world International Literacy Day would be mark here on September 8 to renew the pledge for initiating efforts to improve literacy rate. Public and Private organizations across the country would arrange seminars, conferences, rallies and discussion programmes to highlight the need of ensuring every citizens’ access to the fundamental right of education. For over 40 years now, UNESCO has been celebrating International Literacy Day by reminding the international community that literacy is a human right and the foundation of all learning. Literacy is a cause for celebration since there are now close to four billion literate people in the world. However, literacy for all children, youth and adults is still an unaccomplished goal and an ever moving target. According to data released by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, literacy rates for adults and youth continue to rise. Young women aged 15-24 are making the strongest gains, but still lag behind young men. In 2011, 87% of female youth had basic literacy skills, compared to 92% of males. Overall, more than half of countries with data have youth literacy rates of 95% or higher.

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After 2 days extension in vacations, schools opening today

After extension of two days (Monday and Tuesday) schools in the federal capital are opening from today (i.e. Wednesday). Earlier Capital Administration & Development Division (CADD) had announced Monday to be the first working day in all schools and colleges under the Federal Directorate. However, Saturday night development forced the CADD to add two more days in the already extended summer vacation. Out of the 422 total schools and colleges, 60 were handed over to the AJK and Punjab Police for stay. According to CADD spokesperson, now 33 schools have been vacated by them while 27 are still occupied by them.  However, Sana Hameed CADD spokesperson said arrangements have been made to hold classes for the students of the ‘occupied’ schools in other educational institutions. Capital schools and colleges have experienced unprecedented prolonged closures since June 2014 when summer vacations were announced. First the schools were to open on Aug 11, but since the Punjab police was residing in schools buildings and the law and order situation was not up to the mark, the CADD authorities decided to delay opening for a week.

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Nowshera Medical College to open next year

The government`s plan to start admissions to Nowshera Medical College next year is likely to get materialised following the court`s directives to stop launch of the 11th public sector medical college of the province. The government has planned to launch Nowshera Medical College (NMC) in the New District Headquarters Hospital (NDHQ) by December 31 this year as part of its programme to build a college in each district. A new category `A` hospital had been sanctioned by Jamaati-Islami leader Qazi Hussain Ahmed in 2005 owing to the miserable condition of the old district headquarters hospital but it couldn`t be completed due to lack of funds and land disputes. The present government sped up the project which was nearing completion and required electricity connections, equipment and staff etc to become operational, relevant officials told Dawn.
The government has decided to start NMC in the second storey of the hospital and construct a new building for it and Rs500 have been allocated for the purpose. `But the prevalent confusing has delayed the project,` officials said. According to them, the court had restrained the government from shifting Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Medical College (ZABMC) from Peshawar to Nowshera.

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Problems Should be resolved of Package Teacher

Sardar Ahmad Khan Said Teachers doesn’t receive any Resignations nor the salary and having problems and their problems should be resolved.

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