September 8 2014

Sindh

 

Pakistani youth the least literate in Saarc countries

As compared to other countries in the South Asian region, Pakistan fares poorly with the youth literacy at a mere 70.7 percent. Maldives boasts an impressive 99.3 percent youth literacy, followed by Sri Lanka (98.2 percent), Nepal (82.4 percent), India (81.1 percent), Bangladesh (78.7 percent) and Bhutan (74.4 percent). As Pakistan marks World Literacy Day 2014 today, investment and focus on education remains alarmingly low, says the campaign director of Alif Ailaan Mosharraf Zaidi. While the country goes through a political crisis of transition, education has once again taken a back seat, falling low on the list of political priorities. Currently, Pakistan’s literacy rate stands at 60 percent. However, according to the definition of literacy used in Pakistan, a person who can merely sign their name is considered to be literate.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-271383-Pakistani-youth-the-least-literate-in-Saarc-countries

http://tribune.com.pk/story/759232/international-literacy-day-only-half-of-sindh-goes-to-primary-school/

http://www.dawn.com/news/1130529/more-empty-promises-expected-on-literacy-day-today

http://www.nation.com.pk/islamabad/08-Sep-2014/25-million-children-out-of-school

 

More empty promises expected on literacy day today

On the occasion of International Literacy Day on Monday, many politicians including Senior Minister of Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro would be attending several ceremonies as their predecessors have been doing over the years. They shake hands, get their pictures taken and make moving speeches on how they mean to change the state of education here. Still, it seems that the politicians here are too busy with their egos to attend to literacy. This year on the eve of the day, the senior minister issued a statement about it being our responsibility, according to Article 25-A, to provide education free for all. `Sindh education department is considering to give the incentive package of 20 marl(s for those SSC, HSC and BA passed students who will voluntarily prepare to impart education to the uneducated children of Sindh so that some 500,000 uneducated children are able to get education which will be helpful in reducing the illiteracy in the province,` he said. `It has been decided to establish 1,500 consolidation campus schools in Sindh to improve education. In this regard identification of 700 consolidation campus schools have been made in the different districts of Sindh in the Erst phase. The head teachers for such consolidation school campuses will be recruited for three years on contract basis through the National Testing Service [NTS].

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http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/09/07/city/karachi/all-set-for-international-literacy-day/

 

Educationist wants teachers to shape the future of Pakistan

A teacher is a vehicle of learning and delivery, said Syeda Arfa Zahra – who has been a teacher for more than 40 years – while paying tribute to educationist Anita Ghulam Ali. Zahra was addressing a session in a large classroom with a projector, where teachers from different schools of Karachi were being trained in order to improve their output. Zahra shared her views on ‘Sculpturing the Mind’ on the second day of the 30th Spelt International Conference held at the Bahria College on Saturday. Zahra encouraged the 20 teachers in the room to reflect upon Anita Ghulam Ali’s life. “I don’t want you to observe a moment of silence for her, but rather live out a life that reflects her goals.”

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/758976/educationist-wants-teachers-to-shape-the-future-of-pakistan/

 

Keeping up: Speakers highlight the fast-changing nature of the education system

We need to constantly upgrade our skills and knowledge in order to be able to respond to the needs of our learners, said Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers (Spelt) programme coordinator Fatima Shahabuddin. “Children are being exposed to a lot of information, action and images. All this has implications for our teaching,” she said Shahabuddin, speaking during the inaugural session of the 30th Spelt International Conference 2014 that was co-hosted with the Bahria Institute of Teachers’ Training on Friday, then shared an anecdote of a young child who heard the story of Prophet Moses in school and later narrated to his mother what he had learnt: “One day Moses and his soldiers were being chased by the enemy,” he said. “As they were trying to escape, they came across a huge river. Moses quickly called his army engineers on his mobile phone and asked them to construct a bridge on the river so that they could cross it.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/758978/keeping-up-speakers-highlight-the-fast-changing-nature-of-the-education-system/

http://www.dawn.com/news/1130153/teachers-urged-to-try-new-things-in-classroom

 

Schoolchildren turn artists at SIUT painting exhibition

More than 650 paintings made by students in aged between six and 16 were put on display at an exhibition organised by the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) on Saturday. The 3rd schoolchildren’s painting exhibition and prize distribution was held at Dewan Farooq Medical Centre on the theme of “Good Health is the Key to Happiness”. The artists were judged by well-known personalities like Anwar Maqsood, Nilofur Farrukh and Rumana Hussain. Dr Fatema Jawad, the exhibition coordinator, said that cultural changes and new lifestyle had created a fertile ground for many diseases. “Habits of eating the right kind of food, regular exercise and relaxation have greatly changed to the detriment of the young generation.”

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-271389-Schoolchildren-turn-artists-at-SIUT-painting-exhibition

 

Contractor left construction of College Darb Mohallah incomplete

Villagers and citizens of the Mohalla protested against the incompletion of construction work and allegedly claim that contractor has made corruption in the construction of college building Darb Mohalla. They demanded to investigate into the construction and to take legal action against the corruption of contractor.

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Newly constructed building of Primary School Sabir Kartiyo got cracks, villagers said to go to court against the corruption

Villagers announced for going to court against the corruption of the contractor who have used poor material while constructing the school building.  Now, contractor is hiding its corruption by repairing the newly constructed building in village Sabir Kartiyo, taluka Nao Dero, District Larkana. On the occasion, villagers stopped contractors from repairing it further and asked him to respond all his corruption in the court.

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Future of 1400 students of high School Pangrio is at risk, as school is facing multi problems

Since last five years higher secondary school is running without principal and lecturers. 28 schools are also busy into local groupings and politics and not giving proper attention towards the school. 1400 students from different villages are coming to study but could not get education properly. No elected representative has taking notice of deteriorating situation of education.  Villagers appealed to the higher authorities to take notice of it and appoint principal and lectures to smoothly run the business of the school.

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Influential Person stopped construction of middle school at near Tangwani, district Kadhkot

Villagers and children of Khando Khan Mandwani, near Tangwani protested and blocked Kandhkot Highway against the construction work of middles school stopped by an influential person Mr Waheed Ali Bajeerani. Villagers blamed that influential does not want to see education in this area; hence, he has stopped the construction of middles school.  Now that influential is threatening us. They demanded from higher authorities to restart the construction work again and provide them security from the influential person.

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Primary and High Schools of Khor Wah have been ruined and falling parts of buildings are getting students injured

Schools building have been ruined. Earlier, some students have got injured from the falling of some parts of buildings. Authorities have been informed about the situation, but still no action has been done yet.  Local administrations of the schools are requesting the authorities to repairing the school building immediately so secure the students as well as teachers.  

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Literacy Day is celebrated today Across the Sindh. Millions of Children do not go to School even Today in Sindh

The theme of International Literacy day is Literacy and Sustainable Development. Only educated persons can contribute to the development of society, UNESCO said. Pakistan is behind in literacy from India, Bangladesh and Iran, report published in Kawish said. Only 55% male and female are educated in Pakistan. For improving literacy, we have to invest in the people and opportunities for the male and female would be created so that they could study up to the higher classes.

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Inquiry of illegal appointments and promotions of teaching and non teaching staff conducted in education department in district Jacobabad

While the matter was already in under investigation of the 57 illegal appointed staff in teaching and non teaching staff in district Jacobabad. Assistant Commissioner Mr Kashif Ali noticed saying to the alleged persons to bring their original documents for strict scrutiny. On the other hand, DO education Mr Haji Azizullah odho denied about the matter. In case of illegal promotions, all 14 teachers were found absent on the occasion.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130186273&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20140907

 

Deprivation of girl child education continued in Khadharo Mori

Villagers in Khadohar Mori observed a protest for girls’ school to be opened. Owing to unavailability of school in the village, hundreds of the girls are deprived from their basic right to education, said Mr Niaz Kunmbhar, representative of villagers. There is a school nearby the village, but with missing facilities where mixed children are getting education under open sky. Head master and other villagers demanded for school provision in the village, and the nearby school should be reconstructed immediate so that the education could be delivered smoothly.

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Student severely punished by primary school teacher in Ahmed pur

In a private school of Ahmed Pur, a class one student Mr fayaz Husain s/o ghulam hussain was punished inhumanly by male teacher causing fracture in the finger of student. Parents put the case before director education Sukkur to take action against the teacher on immediate basis.

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Nationalist Parties protested for closed are threatened by the influential persons for continuation of protest in Thariri Muhabat, district Dadu

A 2nd day protest was observed in thariri muhabat by the nationalist parties including JSQM and JST against the ghost school teachers in Thariri Muhbat, district Dadu. The protesters told the reports that they have been threatened by the opponent against whom their struggle is continued. Munisif Narej the representative f the Teachers association told that we are with them in this struggle, however; they must be polite and non violent in this whole process. On the other hand protesters ensured the prolonged protest until they could meet to their objective of resumption of school. Protest continued on the 2nd day by the JSQM and other nationalist parties in Thariri Muhabat for school opening .They indicated to widening the circle of the protest against the stoppage of schools.

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Plot owner closed the School for not getting job from the education department in village Saeed Khan, Taluka Naseerabad, district Qamber Shahdadkot

A girls’ primary school went closed for a week owing to the plot owner where the school building was constructed. I was asked by the education department to give a job in school, but they refused. The school will not be opened until I will be given job in school, said  Nizam Panhawar owner of school plot. Above 200 girls students are not able to go to school.

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Silence of education administration on heavy corruption in construction of school building is questionable 

Mohan Jo Daro school building have left been unconstructed by the contractor. No one from the education department has come forward to investigate and to take actions against the contractor. It shows all have join hands with contractor in getting corruption.  

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A senior journalist was beaten up by the ghost teacher in wada talpur in Qazi Ahmed, District Shaheed Benazirabad

A senior journalist was severely beaten up by a ghost teacher in village wada talpur for reporting about his absence and non functional of school. Mr Naban Shah , M.B dahri and others strongly condemned the immoral action of the ghost teacher and warned the concerned department to take immediate action against the teacher otherwise legal action will be taken against the ghost teacher.  

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Surprise visits by the DO education Qambar Shahdad Kot left many absent teachers in panic

Mr Mnathar Buriro, DO schools Qambar shadadkot visited boys main high school Bahram where he found 4 teachers including Mr G Shabir Mangsi, Mr Fahmeeda Khokhar and Mr A.Gani Brohi absent from the school. They were given show because notices and asked them to submit their response. He also visited another school and found some other teachers absent Mr Abdul Latif Soomro, Mr Muhammad Mufeed Soomro , Mr Gul Muhammad Khuhawar and Mr Abdul  Gaffar Rind who were given show cause notice and asked them to submit their response accordingly. DO education Mr Manthar Buriri told the reports that these surprise visits will be in action till we reform the education system prevailing in stagnant mode and all those teachers who are not teaching will not be tolerated.  

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Villagers stormed against the school head master in Taluka Lakhi taluka of Shikarpur

Protest was conducted against the school head master in lakhi taluka of Shikarpur district. Head master Mr Mushtaq Ahmed Tanwri has been misbehaving with his teaching staff, causing them to be reluctant and that action is ultimately disturbing education in school. The local influential persons demanded from concerned authorities to take action against the morally corrupt head master.

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Awareness rally for Promoting organized with the support of AlifAilan,  at San district Dadu

Local NGO organized rally for promote enrollment of 5 years old boys and girls in the area in the schools. They appealed to parents to enroll their children into school so their children could exercise their right basic right to access to education. Rally joined by big number of people including children, parents and teachers.

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SHC gives last chance to secy education, AG

The Sindh High Court (SHC) gave last chance to the education and literacy department secretary, director education and other officials to respond on a petition of a Sindhi language teacher seeking payment of salaries. The petitioner, Zulifqar Ali, approached the court citing education and literacy department secretary, director education Karachi and accountant general (AG) Sindh as respondents. In the petition, Zulifqar submitted that he was appointed at Government Boys Secondary School (GBSS), Bhitai Colony, Korangi Crossing, Karachi, in May 1999 but since then he was not paid salary by the AG. Back in 1999, appointments of Sindhi language and junior school teachers made during 1998 and 1999 were declared bogus by the AG who did not release their salaries but Sindh Service Tribunal declared their appointments valid in July 2007 after being approached them, said the petitioner.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/09/06/city/karachi/shc-gives-last-chance-to-secy-education-ag/

 

Schools have become the Otaqs for the wadera in Sindh

Mr Aijaz Samitio, chairman Sindh National Movement (SNM) showed his grave concerns on the situation of education in Sindh. A delegation of SNM met with the new teacher’s action committee on the occasion when they protested against the Sindh education department. SNM chairman showed solidarity with the protesters. He criticized against the non supportive policies of the ruling party in Sindh. He insisted on the chairman PPPP and Mr Asif Ali zardari to release the salaries of teaching staff immediately.

Complete Story: DAILY AWAMI AWAZ , Hyderabad Edition, Page no: 5

 

Awareness rally for promoting enrolment of five years old in the area was organized by AlifAilan in San district Dadu

Local NGO organized a rally promoting enrollment of 5 years old children in the area. Parents were urged to enroll their children into nearby school to facilitate their children to access to their basic right to education. People from different walk life participated in the rally.

Complete Story: DAILY AWAMI AWAZ , Hyderabad Edition, Page no: 5

 

HANDS as a national NGO, are working for the promotion of girls’ education since last 36 years, CEO of the organization talked to media person in Karachi

Dr Tanver Shaikh talked to media said that his organization HANDS is working for the promotion of girls education in Sindh since last 37 years. They are working with 1700 schools  in which  150,000 children, 4000 teachers and 6000 persons are community are working. He further said, they have also developed the capacity of teachers, students and communities.  In Gadap only, 509 schools have been surveyed. He urged from the Government of Sindh to provide infrastructure to the school across the Sindh as thousands of school lack basic facilities.    

Complete Story: DAILY AWAMI AWAZ , Hyderabad Edition, Page no: 5

 

Curriculum amendment is needed according to the Islamic teachings

A seminar was organized by a religious group Jamatudawa at Latifabad, Hyderabad. Al hamdia a sub wing of Jamatudawa a religious organization has advised to amend the curriculum as per Islamic rules and philosophy. Politics should be separated from the educational institutions to make mopre effective and productive for the people.  Engineer Muhammad Haris the head of Alhamdia and Ameer of Jamatudawa Sindh Mr Faisal Nadeem , Mr Muhammad Khalid Safi and Mr Ameen faisal addressed the seminar. They claimed that around ten thousand students are studying under the super vision of Jamatudawa. He condemned the present curriculum saying it is not Islamic. Therefore, we urged from the governments to modify prevailing curriculum according to  the Islamic Philosophy across the country.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Hyderabad Edition, Page no: 9

 

Open gathering was held by MPA khairnisa Mughal at Mirpurkhas

MPA Sindh assembly Ms Kharunisa Mughal said that the education is the grave issue of the people today. She told the participants that education is the basic right to the people of Pakistan therefore they should be given their rights according to the constitution of Pakistan. She said,  she will be struggling to facilitate people to get their right of education at their door step and would take efforts to  provide quality education to the people of an area.

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Ruined school building needs to be repaired in Kathia Bazar Muhala Naseerabd

School building in Kathia Bazar muhala is a dangerous for children to keep continues education process. School building has cracks from every side, therefore; school is no more in use and hundreds of schools going children are deprived of their right to education. The school was established in 1960 as urdu medium whose first head master was Rana Bhagwandas who served the children over there. Many a time’s teachers and school children put the case before the concerned authorities, but all such efforts remained fruitless.

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Protest against the teaching staff was organized in Jhudo by the nationalists parties and NGO

Teachers do not come to school in Jhudo which has left hundreds of school going children deserted. JSQM, SPSF and local NGOs named the HELPS protested before the press club against the apathy of school teachers. Hundreds of schools going children are engaged in rough activities owing to stoppage of school. They demanded to resume the education process in Jhudo soon by putting pressure on the teachers.

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Discontinued education in union council Mulakatiar owing to absenteeism of female school teachers

Girl’s schools in village Jinhan soomro union council Mulakatiar is no more in use for education owing to absence of female school teachers. I addition to more, the school is located in the village of PPPs MPA Abdul Kareem Soomro but his less interest shows his negligence for the education. On the contrary , children going to sit in the school of Ghulam Hyder Katiar, 6 km away from the village. On the other side, some social workers insisted and demanded for the reactivation of the school education process in the said village.

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Education campaign entitled” Enroll children in schools” was organized by local organization in Islam Kot

Education awareness rally was organized by the local organization where they walked around the main areas of city and reached in press club lslamkot. Sodho bheel, Rano Khan Khaskheli, Achar Lanjoo, Bhooro Meghwar were the organizers of the rally. They insisted the parents to play their role in enrolling their children in schools to save the future of coming generations.

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New School building creaked owing to less quality material used in

New school building is cracked down owing to bad material used by the contractor in village Saboo kartio. Education works department shelters the contractor, however; coordinator RSUG visited the school building and ensured protesters for repairing it and treat the contractor accordingly. 

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A wide ranged protest was organized against DEO Jam Nawaz Ali district Sanghar by the school students 

A huge number of villagers and school students protested against the DEO Sanghar Yar Muhammad Baaladi who intentionally suspended the loyal and regular teaching staff on the account of ADO Jam Nawaz Ali . They alleged the DEO does want to stop and close the school deliberately. The primary school of Qasim Rind   has been running excellently but this person plays personal enmity to the two loyal and dedicated teachers.  They blocked the main road of Jam Nawaz Ali and demanded from the CM and minister for education to remove him from the post or take an action against the ADO to stop the conspiracy.

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JSQM Thariri Muhabat called for protest against the stoppage of school by in Thariri Muhabat taluka Mehar

JAQM and other nationalist party units jointly protested against the education department whose negligence has crossed the circle and schools have no more seem useful for education process. Protest was headed by Shaban Lasar, Mansoor Solangi, Altaf khokhar and Shabeer Mnagi. The warned the school administration if they paid no attention then the protest will be widened around the province. Hundreds of the schools are closed and ghost teaching staff taking huge salaries but there is no any accountability against such teachers.

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DC Larkana took notice for Nao Dero Primary School  

Deputy commissioner larkana Ghnawar Khan Legari seems in action after reports published in sindhi media against the missing facilities in Nao Dero school whereby three girls went unconscious owing to sever hot days. The school neither had electricity nor fans. Mr. DC larkana get facilitated the school and installed two fans and two female school teachers appointed named Nazia bhutto and Abida Pahore there to fulfill the required space in so far.

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JSSF protested against the Corruption of Principal Degree College Qamber

Members of Jeay Sindh Student Federation protested against the Allegedly corruption of the principal of Degree College Qamber. Representatives of JSSF said there is no library in college and amount allocated for the sports and other extra curriculum activities are not used in the college but taken away by the principal illegally, therefore, they demanded from the higher authorities to transfer the principal, otherwise, the scope of the protest would be extended across the district.  

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Roman Magsaysay Award for TCF

TCF was set up in 1995 to improve the dismal state of education in Pakistan. According to Asaad Ahmed, the CEO of TCF, “It is a great honour not only for our organisation, but also for this country.” But he is quick to point out that the award has just reinforced the organisation’s zeal and determination to continue to bring high quality education to those who cannot afford it otherwise. TCF already runs 1,000 schools across the country, giving full or partial scholarships to 145,000 students. The average fees a child is expected to pay per month is Rs100, and the rest of the tuition, including the cost of textbooks and uniforms, is covered by the organisation. “As nice as the award is, for us the most important thing is our work. Education remains a major problem for Pakistan and TCF still has a long way to go,” says Ahmed, adding that more than 150,000 schools are still needed in the country.

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Intermediate Board of Larkana declared results of the inter classes

Board of intermediate larkana has declared results of inter classes of pre medical, pre engineering, commerce and humanities of 2014. It revealed that 14800 had appeared into exams, whereas, 11146 students could pass the exams both in pre medical and as well as in pre engineering groups.  According to the results, Mr Irfan Allah took 974 marks, as first position and Mr Abdul Wahab Shaikh  took 973 marks as a second position in a pre medical group. During the exams 35 students could not appear into exams, whereas, 2279 students failed.  Whereas, results of 516 students’ in copy case and result of 67 students for different reason was not declared.

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Teachers continued their protest for their salaries for 4the day in Karachi

News Teachers Action Committee continued their protest for their salaries. Teachers gathered at Clifton Bat Bosin Chorangi for continued their protest. Teachers of different subjects gathered there for their salaries to be obtained. They said while blaming at education minister said that he is speaking lie because we have been properly appointed, hence, we should be given our salaries.

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Bad governance in education department left 80 primary girls schools closed owing to unresponsiveness of school administration

The future of hundreds of school going girl’s children is at the stake owing to apathy of education administration whose unresponsiveness left 80 primary schools closed and the teaching staff taking salaries under the shelter of political power.  Local land feudal have made all government school buildings their sitting places. Millions of the rupees have been melted fruitlessly by the school administration. SDEO female Farzana Chandio is main player behind the stoppage of education who is sheltered by powerful politician. She has sent female teachers on visa based leaves. 

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Students and Parents protested against the occupation of primary school Kasero Khaskheli,  District Badin

Parents and students protested in front of the press club Badin against the village influential person for occupying the school building. They said, influential person has occupied the school and has made it Otaq, therefore, children of the village are not able to get education, since last one month. Local administration has also been informed but till now nothing has been done. Therefore, we request to government of Sindh and minster of education to take notice of it and to vacant the school building so that education of children could be continued.

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Education of Sindh has reached to its alarming position

Mr Ali Ahmed Palipoto, President PP Shaheed Bhutto has said that education of Sindh reached to its destruction, but, elected representatives have turned their blind eyes towards the education of Sindh. Mr Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was the only leader in Pakistan who promoted education and took initiatives for its development, across the Pakistan. Unfortunately, our education from primary to higher education has reached to the destruction despite of that the government of Sindh is not looking serious towards, not taking concert actions for its improvement and development.

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Balochistan

 

We are determined to enroll 2.3 million children in schools: CM Balochistan

Regarding education, the chief minister stated that his coalition government was determined to enroll 2.3 million children out of school to educational institutions in Balochistan. "We need to establish 12,000 schools in the province to educate our children," Dr Baloch said, adding that his government was in need of financial support from the center to carry out that goal. He said that for the first time in the history of the province 24 per cent of the budget was allocated for the promotion of education. "Only education can develop Balochistan," he added. Balochistan lags behind other provinces of the country in key social indicators including education, health, sanitation, drinking water etc. Dr. Baloch urged educationists to come forward and give suggestions to the government for improvement of the education sector. He stated that all out efforts would be made to ensure implementation of article 25-A of the Constitution, which called for free and compulsory education.

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Problems in Middle School

Students at Middle School Purana Chaman are facing number of problems. Five out of nine classes are without shelter, lack of teachers and basic science facilities.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-08-2014/quetta/page8.asp

 

Students are Mentally Disturb

Javed Baloch Central Organizer of Baloch Student Organization said that Students are Mentally Disturb due to Scholarships given on Personal Relations base and Students on Merit were unable to receive any Scholarship. He also added that BSO will not let it happen.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-07-2014/Quetta/page2.asp

 

Notification Require of Teacher’s Demands

Abdul Hameed Murree of Government Teachers Association said that Teachers accepted demands should notify.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-07-2014/Quetta/page7.asp


Khyber Pakhtukhwa

 

2.5million children out of school in PTI-ruled KP

As many as 2.5 million children are out of school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) which is ruled by Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI). During a seminar organized by Dost Foundation, child rights experts said that the province needed 8,000 more schools and 7,000 more teachers to meet children education needs. Most of these children pick useable items from garbage. Moreover, a large number of them get addicted to drugs due to the peer group. When they grow up they get involved in criminal activities. Save the Children’s Adnan Sajid, Dost Foundation’s Arshad Nazir and others spoke at the seminar held at a local hotel.

Complete Story: https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.thenewstribe.com/2014/09/06/2-5million-children-are-out-of-school-in-pti-ruled-kp/&ct=ga&cd=CAEYACoTMjI2MTM4NzE3ODg0MzYxMDkyNzIdZGU0NzE4MDk3YjQ0ZWFmZjpjb20ucGs6ZW46UEs&usg=AFQjCNFi9n3barn3rEXoggGTXButH6Af_Q

 

IDPs facing problems in getting children admitted to schools

The internally displaced persons of North Waziristan on Friday demanded of the KPK government to enrol their children in public and private sector schools to save their precious time. Rahidullah Dawar, a student of class 10th belonging to Dhanda Darpa Khel currently living on Warsak Road, said that he was the student of Government High School in his village and got 300 marks in class 9th. He said, he wants to get higher education to become a doctor but unfortunately now he was facing problems in getting admission to continue further education after his displacement in the wake of the military operation. “I visited various government schools to get admission but they refused to give me admission citing the reason that admissions have been closed,” he said.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-271293-IDPs-facing-problems-in-getting-children-admitted-to-schools

http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201409/06/national2.php

 

Displaced children remain in flux and out of school

On September 1, schoolchildren in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) fondly looked back at their summer holidays as they made their way to school early in the morning. However, for children displaced from North Waziristan, there were no back-to-school jitters because most of them have not been enrolled in any educational institute. Their parents have no idea how long they will be away from their agency or how long they are expected to live as refugees in the province. This uncertainty along with the prohibitive cost of private education and transport has prevented many parents from enrolling their children. But not without a nagging concern for the next generation’s future.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/759323/new-academic-session-displaced-children-remain-in-flux-and-out-of-school/

 

College admin accused of committing irregularities in admission process

The students wishing to get admission in first year in Jinnah College for Women, University of Peshawar, on sports quota have accused concerned officials of committing irregularities in the admission process and appealed to Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan on Sunday to probe into the matter and take stern action against those responsible for the injustice. Over 100 students have applied to get admissions on sports quota in this prestigious institution. However, unfortunately, the dates for trials of the students were changed time and again for no reason. The suffered students and their parents while talking to media persons said that trials were delayed because the sports in-change of Jinnah College for Women, whose husband is also director sports University of Peshawar, had been in Britain to attend Commonwealth Games where she stayed for a month along with his family members. Making the process too long, the trials for the reserved seats were held on August 27 last. However, most of those who were made part of the selection committee had nothing to do with sports, which raised many questions on the whole process, they informed.

Complete Story: http://www.nation.com.pk/national/08-Sep-2014/college-admin-accused-of-committing-irregularities-in-admission-process

 

Future of UET Jalozai campus hangs in balance

The future of the multi-billion project of Jalozai campus of the University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar hangs in the balance for security reasons, according to sources. They said that construction of the buildings of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering departments was completed a year ago but academic activities couldn`t be initiated there. Sources said that university administration considered security environment in the surroundings of the UET campus unfit for students, teachers and other employees. Last year, after the completion of all arrangements, the UET administration awarded admission to 120 students in three disciplines, 40 in each discipline, they said.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=08_09_2014_181_007


Punjab

 

Education dept’s reallocation policy a failure

The education department Rawalpindi has failed to implement the reallocation policy in letter and spirit. In order to meet the teacher-student ratio of 1:40 in classrooms, the education department, under the reallocation policy, transferred 1307 teachers within the district but 442 of them managed to cancel their transfers. The remaining teachers are also trying to get their orders cancelled. After filing appeals with the EDO office and a redressal cell set up by the city district government, the 442 teachers managed to either retain their seats or get choice posting in the name of readjustment.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1130544/education-depts-reallocation-policy-a-failure

 

ON CAMPUS Too many projects, `too little` literacy in Punjab

Literacy is a basis for lifelong learning and plays a foundational role in the creation of sustainable, prosperous and peaceful societies. Sadly, it has yet to get due recognition here given the Punjab government`s failure to raise the literacy rate from 60pc. The figure is hovering around 60pc for the past seven years. At a time when the world is celebrating the International Literacy Day based on the theme `Literacy and Sustainable Development` on Monday (today), an uncountable number of children and adults in Punjab are grappling with ignorance. The PML-N had taken over the Punjab government in 2008 with 58pc literacy rate, which went up to 62pc in 2011 only to drop afterwards. This year, Punjab`s literacy rate is all-time low, that is, 57.97pc. According to the district-wise literacy rate map on the Punjab Literacy and NonFormal Basic Education Department (L&NFBE) website, there are only six districts in Punjab that have above 70pc literacy rate. They are: Rawalpindi (79pc),Chakwal (78pc), Lahore (77pc), Jhelum (75pc), Gujranwala (74pc) and Gujrat (71pc).

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=08_09_2014_177_001

 

Education institutes to take strict security measures

Educational institutes have been directed to take strict security measures. Following the directions of Punjab Govt, all educational institutes throughout district have been directed to ensure strict security arrangements. According to spokesman of district police, strict action would be taken against those who don’t follow security directives. While the Department of Citizen defense has also issued orders that Security Guards of all educational institutions including government and semi-government must have the NOC of Citizen defense department. Special inspection raids would be made in this regard if any of the guard appointed on educational institute is found without concerned NOC than the school would be charged for violation and strict action would be taken against them.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/09/05/city/islamabad/education-institutes-to-take-strict-security-measures/

 

Rainwater inundates school, college in Pindi

The recent spell of torrential rain has exposed the drainage system of two education institutions of the city. Rainwater has inundated classrooms and offices of Comprehensive High School Dhoke Kashmirian (Boys) and Hashmat Ali Islamia College, which are located in a depression. Since these institutions don’t have any system to pump out rainwater, their administrations had to suspend educational activities.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1130552/rainwater-inundates-school-college-in-pindi

 

Schools ordered to ensure staff’s attendance to fight dengue

The School Education Department Punjab has directed the heads of the public schools across the province to ensure the attendance of the teaching and non-teaching staff on Sunday (today) in order to carry out the cleanliness in the wake of rains and dengue. The heavy rains inundated many school buildings in the provincial metropolis and some other districts of the province. It is learnt the staff will perform the cleanliness activities as dengue season is also expected in the wake of recent heavy showers.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-271468-Schools-ordered-to-ensure-staffs-attendance-to-fight-dengue

 

SSC supplementary exams postponed

The Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) has postponed the Secondary School Certificate’s (SSC) supplementary examinations due to the torrential rains and subsequent floods in Punjab. RBISE spokesperson Arsalan Cheema said the board has postponed the supplementary examinations which were going to be held on September 9. The decision was taken due to the floods in the province as per the decision of the Punjab government.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/759285/rbise-ssc-supplementary-exams-postponed/

 

Campuses closed today

Declaring an emergency, the City District Government of Lahore on Friday announced closure of city's entire educational institutions for Saturday (today) after devastating rain inundated classrooms and offices of scores of schools and colleges. The announcement was made by the CDGL education executive district officer on behalf of the district coordination officer after the senior officials concerned learnt about thin attendance of the students and those who attended schools/colleges couldn't sit in classrooms due to inundation. "The situation due to rain has forced us to notify closure of all educational institutions. Since the core objective of the announcement is to ensure safety of the students by all means, we will ensure drainage of rainwater accumulated in the institutions besides repairing rooftops/ceilings of the classrooms/offices on Saturday and Sunday," Education EDO Pervaiz Akhtar told Dawn.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1130184


Islamabad

 

International Literacy Day today

Like other parts of the world, the International Literacy Day would be observed in Pakistan today (Monday). Literacy is one of the key elements needed to promote sustainable development, as it empowers the people so that they can make the right decisions in the areas of economic growth, social development, and environmental integration. Literacy plays a crucial foundational role in the creation of sustainable, prosperous, and peaceful societies.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/08-Sep-2014/international-literacy-day-today

http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/9-8-2014/page13.asp

 

Double role: Every AIOU student to be enrolled as PRCS volunteer

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) on Friday signed an agreement to develop a volunteer force from AIOUS students. Under the accord, 1.4 million students of the university would be enrolled as volunteers, enabling them to work in a state of natural disaster or human tragedy. The students will be asked to give their consent to work as volunteers at time of their enrolment with the university. It was also decided that the AIOU will include `volunteerism’ as a subject in the syllabus of graduate programmes. The agreement was signed by PRCS Secretary General Dr Mahboob Sardar and AIOU Registrar Dr Nowshad Khan at a ceremony held at the varsity’s headquarters. AIOU acting Vice-Chancellor Dr Ali Asghar Chishti was also present on the occasion.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/758550/double-role-every-aiou-student-to-be-enrolled-as-prcs-volunteer/

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/07-Sep-2014/aiou-prcs-to-develop-volunteer-force-of-students


GB/FATA/AJK

 

120 teachers dismissed in Khyber

An official of Education Department in Khyber Agency on Sunday said they had issued the termination orders of 120 teachers who had been absent from duty for the last six months. Talking to the reporters, Khyber Agency Education Officer (AEO) Attiqur Rehman, said they had issued the termination orders of 120 teachers who had been absent from the duty for the last six months. Attiqur Rehman said on the complaints of residents, they launched inquires against the absent teachers. He said a committee was constituted and that collected data of the missing teachers.

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/9-8-2014/page4.asp


Editorial

 

Primary concern by Irfan Muzaffar

Speaking about the nature of discourse on the social media in the wake of sharply polarised political scene in the country, a friend had this to say, “We are an intolerant people, all of us, even the highly educated.” “Why do you think this is the case?”I asked. “We were naturally intolerant as a people,” was the reply. Nothing can be further from the fact since we have so much evidence about the civilising as well as destructive potential of education. We have already seen the power of its militarising and destructive potential in the 1980s through a curriculum aimed at the production of mujahedeen as fuel in the Cold War. What we have not witnessed in Pakistan so far is education’s civilising potential. Unfortunately, civic or citizenship education is not on the agenda in educational debates about quality of education in Pakistan. Far from it, we have become obsessed with the test scores in selected subject areas as measures of educational quality. Accordingly, the current public debates about educational quality in Pakistan are saturated with concerns about student test scores.

Complete Story: http://tns.thenews.com.pk/primary-concern/#.VA2gwvmSybg

 

Dilemma of nationhood by Irfan Muzaffar

In an earlier article I had pointed out that the institution of mass education was a very recent innovation in human history. It did not exist even in highly advanced civilisations. Greeks, Romans, Arabs, none had this institution even when at the peak of their civilisation. But this is not to suggest that education was not important to them. It is only to recognise that this requirement to put all children in schools and make them spend a large part of their daily lives in there, year after year, until they were adolescents, was not thinkable under a different set of historical conditions. The conditions under which mass education became a requirement involved, among other things, the development of a nation-state.The nation-state assumed such dominance in the international order of things that it rendered all other forms of statehood invalid and unacceptable. As you can see, the word nation-state is a conjunction of nationand state so one term in this conjunction entails the other.

Complete Story: http://tns.thenews.com.pk/education-and-dilemma-nationhood/#.VA2iNfmSybg

 

Education under siege by Haroon Janjua

Pakistani governments periodically go through the motions of budgeting for the education sector in a way akin to throwing peanuts to elephants, indicating the decision makers’ degree of alienation from ground realities. At all levels, the education system has been facing long standing problems in quality, access and equal opportunities. Regardless of recent initiatives in areas like the rapid private schooling and higher education opportunities, the situation continues to remain vexing. Pakistan is far from meeting its Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of providing universal primary education by 2015. The figures speak for themselves: One child out of every ten children not attending school globally lives in Pakistan; 50% of school children (aged 6-16 years) in Pakistan can neither read nor write; just 23% of Pakistani children under the age of 16 attend secondary school; almost every third Pakistani receives less than two years of education in totality.

Complete Story: http://www.nation.com.pk/columns/08-Sep-2014/education-under-siege

 

Unnoticed internally displaced Pakistanis by Meena Gabeena

I was studying in fourth class in Mirali, North Waziristan, and my teachers called me the most confident child of my class. I miss my school and the schools in Bannu are not giving me admission because I do not have a school-leaving certificate with me. I want to study, make friends in school and play in the ground as I have nothing else to do here,” says nine-year-old Mamoona from Mirali, North Waziristan. Her elder sister Zaibunnisa studied till class eight but had no opportunity to study further as schooling for girls was only available till eighth grade in Mirali.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/08-Sep-2014/unnoticed-internally-displaced-pakistanis

 

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