10 September 2015

Regional Press:



Commissioner Larkana visited biometric verification office

The Commissioner of Larkana Mr. Akber Laghari visited the biometric verification office of DEO Semis. He had a meeting with Director Schools Ms. Razia Pathan, Mr. Anwar Ali Khokhar among others and directed them to establish biometric system on district and taluka level.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130309789&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150910


Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 2

112 lower staff in educational institutions suspended without prior information to officers

Sindh Education Department has suspended lower staff of 112 from different institutions in District Khairpur Mirs without informing the higher authorities. The suspended employees are from Sachal Sarmast College  Rani Pur, Girls College Gambat, Degree College Karundi, Degree College Pano Akil, Commerce College Sukkur, Girls College Moro and Rohri. They have been directed to report to the Karachi Office.

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Seminar on education in Makli

A seminar on education was organized by the civil society organization SAFCO at Poly Technical College, Makli. It was attended by the representatives from civil society organizations, politicians and citizens. The role of the increasing number of private schools in the degradation of the education system was highlighted. Teacher absenteeism, poor school infrastructure and lack of basic facilities were also regarded as major factors responsible for the dysfunctional state of schools.

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Schools closed in Taluka Mehar

The schools of Union Council Ghahi Mahesar and Kazi Arif in Taluka Mehar remain closed owing to the neglect of education department. The teachers remain absent from the schools despite receiving salaries. Most of the school buildings are being used as a barn for livestock and as a warehouse for agricultural produce. 
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School building occupied; villagers protest

The residents of village Ali Hassan Lashari in District Nawabshah protested against local landlords for illegal occupation of a primary school building. They reported that the local landlords are dead set on demolishing the school building for the construction of their private residence. 
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Students protested against college management in Taluka Mehar

The students of Government Degree College Mehar, District Dadu protested against college management on the non-availability of computers in the college.

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Primary school closed for last eleven years

The government primary school in village Sahab Khan Metlo near Ahmed Pur, District Khairpur Mirs has been non-functional for the past eleven years. Students are engaged in manual labor such as the rearing of livestock penned in the school building. The villagers have urged the government to take notice of closure of school building and work towards its restoration.

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3 vehicles of Education Office Tharparkar missing since five years

3 costly government vehicles of Education Office District Tharparkar were reported to have gone missing 5 years ago. No progress has been made on either the discovery of the missing vehicles or their replacement so far. The absence of these vehicles poses hurdles for Education Officers in conducting field visits.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 14


Book Fair at Higher Secondary School Sinjhoro

A book fair was organized by Al- Mehran Foundation at Higher Secondary School Sinjhoro City in District Sanghar. On the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Sanghar Mr. Umar farooq Bulo said that greater familiarity with books is a catalyst for change in life and is a determining force for success. The foundation has announced donation of 10 thousand books to the library.

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National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Improvement in literacy

District Nazim Haripur, Adil Islam, said that education provision is our priority. He added that a significant improvement in literacy rate within next 4 years is a priority target. He was addressing a literacy seminar conducted by Alif Ailaan. 

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-09-10&edition=ISL&id=1881910_57708849


Protesting varsity employees seek regularization

The contractual employees of Abdul Wali Khan University, Timergara campus staged a protest demonstration on Wednesday for regularization of their services. The protesters, led by Aziz Yousafzai, locked the offices of different departments and took to the road in front of the campus.

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10th class girl student gunned down

A girl student of 10th class was shot dead on the way to school, sources said yesterday.
Noor-ul-Ain, daughter of Amjad Iqbal, resident of Hattar was going to school along with her other friends. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/10-Sep-2015/10th-class-girl-student-gunned-down


Medical students threaten self-immolation

Students of Al-Razi Medical College protested outside Peshawar Press Club on Wednesday and threatened to not only set themselves ablaze but also seize the college building if they were not allowed to sit for their examinations this year.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/954091/explosive-situation-medical-students-threaten-self-immolation/




Unfair paper-checking

Unfair marking of intermediate papers by Balochistan Board has raised concerns among the students and has set students’ organizations in motion.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103059742&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150910


Poor infrastructure

The infrastructure of schools is in a deplorable condition and is deteriorating owing to the negligence of the government.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-10-2015/quetta/page1.asp


Sanitation issues at girls’ school

Government Girls High School, Kuari Road, Quetta lacks basic facilities of drinking water and infrastructure. Sanitation conditions of the school and its surroundings are also pitiable with heaps of garbage dumped in the vicinity creating hurdles for students and teachers..

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-10-2015/quetta/page4.asp


Senior official required for the post of Director Schools

Government Teachers Association reported that the post of Director Education School is vacant at HEC for a long time which is creating administrative hurdles. There is an urgent need to appoint a senior official at the position.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-10-2015/quetta/page4.asp


50K grant to school

Chairman Nokandi Haji Arz Muhammad visited FG Public School and College at Defence Day and distributed PKR 50 thousand among students. He added said that he wished to see Nokandi as an area with high literacy rate and good quality education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-10-2015/quetta/page5.asp


Chairman Balochistan Board should be suspended: Ameer Jamat-e-Islami

Ameer Jamat-e-Islami (JI) claims that Chairman Balochistan Board ought to be suspended in the light of his poor performance in management of intermediate results.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-10-2015/quetta/page8.asp


Making non-functional schools functional

District Education Officer, Chiltan Town, Quetta, said that work is being done for the restoration of non-functional schools. He promised to make all ghost schools functional as soon as possible.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-10-2015/quetta/page8.asp


Condition of securing second division to be ablosihed for 50% promotion quota

Watan Teachers Association in a media press conference urged the government to abolish the condition of securing second division for promotion in the 50% promotion quota.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-10-2015/quetta/page8.asp


Schools without roof

Opposition Leader, Molana Abdul Wasay said that most of the schools in Ziarat do not have a roof. Despite this lack of basic infrastructure, the government has assumed a heedless stance.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-10-2015/quetta/page12.asp




Ghost schools in FATA

FATA member senate rejected the facts and figures on ghost schools in FATA provided by the FATA Secretariat. 217 ghost schools in FATA were reported according to the 2nd survey while in the 3rd survey, these are 49 in number.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103060898&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150910




Education emergency needed

A conference on education was held by Muslim Hands School of Excellence on account of World Literacy Day. In the conference, Muslim Hands urged for an education emergency in country so as to counter the strikingly low literacy rate.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-09-10/page-3


Private schools are hurdles of education for all

Private schools are charging hefty fees from students under various accounts such as registration fees and tuition fees among others. The high cost of attendance serves as a huge hurdle in receiving quality education for those who cannot afford it and is hampering the overall effort towards the achievement of MDGs and “Education for All”.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-09-10/page-3


Number of universities rises while education standard falls

Private-sector universities in the country are proving a boon for students aspiring for higher or professional education, who otherwise would have missed the bus by just a whisker in the bygone years. Former Higher Education Commission (HEC) chairman and former federal minister for education Prof. Attaur Rahman said, “Indeed, it is creativity and innovation that can make international ranking of a university.”

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-10/page-3/detail-6


Symposium on Social Sciences

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is organizing the first National Symposium and Showcasing on Thematic Research in Social Sciences regarding research projects awarded by HEC under Thematic Research Grant Program at Commission Secretariat, here on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-339295-Symposium-on-social-sciences



Education, technology key to transform economy: experts

The two-day conference, ‘Building a Knowledge Economy’ has been organized by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF).

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/954000/for-a-better-tomorrow-education-technology-key-to-transform-economy-experts/


AIOU to automise payments

To streamline payment mechanism for tutors and resource persons, the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has planned to automise payment through bank accounts. The university in this regard signed an MOU with a private bank on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/953996/going-digital-aiou-to-automise-payments/


Reservations on dual degree programs

Standing Committee for education and technical skills has expressed their reservations regarding dual degree programs offered by COMSATS University. The National Assembly is set to resolve this matter within a timeframe of seven days.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-09-10/page-3


Parliamentarian Education

The Senate secretariat is taking initiatives to increase coordination amongst different departments of senate. In this regard, the senate has planned a project on providing parliamentarian education which is yet to be approved.

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Isra University holds life sciences conference

The Life Sciences' Society of Pakistan in collaboration with Nobel Science & Research Centre, Turkey, Isra University and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan organized international conference on Life Sciences at Al-Nafees Medical College here, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-339300-Isra-University-holds-life-sciences-conference


AIOU launches Urdu-language journal

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) on Wednesday launched an Urdu-language research journal titled ‘Taabeer’. VC Dr Shahid Siddiqui said the initiative focused on publishing journals to disseminate findings in various disciplines. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/954078/promoting-research-aiou-launches-urdu-language-journal/


IIUI orientation: Students welcomed

The Faisal Masjid campus of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) welcomed new students on Wednesday at an orientation session.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/953974/iiui-orientation-students-welcomed/


AIOU, MCB sign MOU to facilitate tutors, resource persons

Allama Iqbal Open University on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Muslim Commercial Bank to facilitate its tutors and resource persons across the country. The bank will issue cards to tutors and resource persons associated with the university to receive their payment of remuneration instantly anywhere in the country.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-10/page-3/detail-3



Conference calls for national unity to face challenges

Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch addressed a seminar on National Unity. The seminar was organized by the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) in collaboration with the Department of International Relations, National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/10-Sep-2015/conference-calls-for-national-unity-to-face-challenges



SECP to hold investor education seminars at Riphah University: MoU inked

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and Riphah International University Islamabad have signed, on Wednesday, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish cooperation so as to conduct investor education seminars for students at Riphah University in Islamabad. This is part of SECP's investor education program launched under the brand name "Jamapunji". 

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/market-data/stocks-a-bonds/0/1225700/





Schoolchildren take part in literacy awareness walk

The Al-Khidmat Foundation Pakistan organized a walk for children on Benazir Bhutto Road in connection with International Literacy Day. A number of children studying at Aghosh Project's schools participated in the walk held to create awareness about literacy and education. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-339286-Schoolchildren-take-part-in-literacy-awareness-walk


Intermediate result on 12th

Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore on Wednesday announced that the result of Intermediate Annual Examination 2015 will be declared on September 12 (Saturday).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-339239-Intermediate-result-on-12th


Student Tops College In Intermediate Exams

Asmatullah Khan, a promising student of the Govt. Hashmat Ali Islamia Degree College has secured first position in the intermediate exams (FA) with 850 marks. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=272795


Education right of every child: minister

Provincial Minister for Population Welfare Begum Zakia Shahnawaz has said that the entire nation has to face the challenges like poverty, health and education with full determination. She said this while addressing a seminar held here on Wednesday. Zakia Shahnawaz said that education was the fundamental right of every child which had to be provided him not only in primary but every level. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-339247-Education-right-of-every-child-minister



Non-formal sector only hope for out-of-school children: report

With the support of Ilm Ideas and employing ASER assessment instruments, a research jointly conducted by the Society for the Advancement of Education (SAHE) and Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS) was launched here on Wednesday which stated that 51 per cent of the NFBE students were able to read a story in Urdu, Sindhi or Pushto while only 37pc of the students in the public and 34pc in private schools were able to do the same.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=10_09_2015_177_003




Action against teachers on non-submission of attendance sheets

The Secretary Higher Education Punjab is taking action against the teachers of public colleges who have failed to submit their attendance sheets. A total 23 show-cause notices have been issued to the college principles.

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Teachers assigned to dengue campaign, parents protest

Without paying any attention to the falling standard of education in government run educational institutions, the Punjab government has withdrawn 1,500 teachers from primary, middle and high schools and placed them on duty in anti-dengue campaigns. Parents have expressed strong resentment over the deployment of teachers in the campaign and said that as a result, their children return home without taking any classes, nor are they given any home work.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/09/09/city/islamabad/teachers-assigned-to-dengue-campaign-parents-protest/




Admissions open

Punjab University (PU) on Wednesday announced admissions for academic session 2015-16 and admission forms will be available from Thursday (today).The Punjab University is offering admissions in BSc (Hons) BS, BEd, BBIT, BFA, BCom, BBA, LLB (5 years) MA, MEd, MSc, MPA, MBA, MFA, MCom (3.5 years) MIM, MIOM, MBSM and LLB (3 years) Morning & Self-Supporting (Afternoon/Replica/Evening).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-339266-Admissions-open


Students protest

The students of Punjab University protested against the delay in bridge construction on Canal Road. The delay is creating hurdles for the children to reach their schools on time.

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Fast track domicile for admissions

Government of Punjab has initiated issuance of domiciles through fast track service in order to facilitate the youth for admissions to colleges. In this regard, mobile service is also being provided under CM Youth Program.

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WPC for teaching regional languages in all provinces

World Punjabi Congress (WPC) Chairman Fakhar Zaman has stressed the need for teaching Sindhi, Balochi and Pashto in Punjab`s educational institutions and Punjabi language in other provinces.

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Road safety education

Following the directives of National Highways & Motorway Police Inspector General Muhammad Saleem Bhatti, N-5 Central observed a three-hour long special safe driving campaign to impart Road Safety Education, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/10-Sep-2015/road-safety-education


Bangladesh delegation visits CPSP

A delegation of Bangladesh College of Physicians & Surgeons (BCPS) led by Prof. Sanawar Hussain, President, visited College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan, Regional Centre, Lahore.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-339262-Bangladesh-delegation-visits-CPSP



Workshop concludes

The three-day training workshop “Indigenous On-Campus Training (IOT) Phase-2” concluded at the University of Veterinary and Animals Sciences (UVAS) here on Wednesday.UAS Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Talat Naseer Pasha chaired the concluding session and distributed certificates among the participants of the workshop held for 5th group of the administrative officers.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-339259-Workshop-concludes




Intermediate results today

The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi will announce results of the Intermediate Commerce Regular and Private 2015 exams on Thursday (today). The results would be available on www.biek.edu.pk.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-339225-Inter-results-today


Investigations on improper marks sheets

Chairman Board of Secondary Education, Karachi said investigations have begun into the incidence of unauthorized mark sheets distributed without signatures. The decision will be declared after receiving investigation report on the matter.

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Teachers protest over non-payment of salaries

Teachers are awaiting their salaries despite the elapse of 6 months since recruitment by National Testing Service. They protested over the non-payment of due salaries.
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Rotary plans to work for quality education

M. Faiz Kidwai, Chair of Rotary Pakistan Literacy Mission, says in a write-up: “We as a nation are now more committed to total literacy than we were ever before and Rotary Pakistan Literacy Mission is playing its role in improving quality of education at grassroots level.” “We are also working to bring more children to schools and are committed to implementing Rotary’s TEACH program for a literate Pakistan.”

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-339228-Rotary-plans-to-work-for-quality-education


JUW bars student transfers

Jinnah University for Women (JUW) has barred students from transferring to other institutes fearing a high drop rate, Pakistan Today has reliably learnt. The varsity has told students that they will have to complete the academic programme that they are enrolled into. Students who want to shift to another university will not be able to do so.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/09/09/national/wont-let-you-go-juw-bars-student-transfers/


Health, education top priorities of Sindh government: CM

Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has said that the Sindh government is giving top priority to the health and education sectors, and it will cooperate with international organizations such as UNAIDS for the AIDS Control Program, wholeheartedly.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-10/page-15/detail-8


KU dept. staff refuses to work over non-payment of dues

A lot of students visiting the examination department of Karachi University (KU) on Wednesday had to face a lot of trouble when the staff refused to entertain visitors in protest over non-payment of dues.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=10_09_2015_118_007



Geo-tagging of 3,662 madrassas in Sindh completed

The provincial authorities besides digitally recording the exact locations of 3,662 seminaries have sealed 167 madrassas on different charges, registered 6,503 out of 9,590 madrassahs, and arrested 63,055criminals/ terrorists, including 879 belonging to Al-Qaeda and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, since September 2013.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=10_09_2015_117_003






Dow University VC position open

Dow University is holding interviews for the selection of Vice Chancellor for the second time. The selection committee short-listed 6 candidates who were invited to the Chief Minister House for interview.

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Aamer Hussein shares views on significance of Urdu language

Novelist Aamer Hussein and Professor Dr. Syed Nomanul Haq were of the view that the decision to implement Urdu as the official language of Pakistan will remain useless unless done with proper research about the language. These views were shared by them at a talk at the Institute of Business Administration’s (IBA) University of Karachi campus.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/953939/talking-the-talk-aamer-hussein-shares-views-on-significance-of-urdu-language/


Dilapidated buildings of nursing schools a threat to students

The old buildings of nursing schools in Karachi have been posing serious threat to its hundreds of male and female students, while the Sindh Health Department has failed to release funds for construction of new buildings, PPI learnt on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-10/page-15/detail-3


Chaudhry joins HU’s governors’ board

Hamdard University (HU) nominated Karachi University International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) Director Prof Dr Muhammad Iqbal Chaudhry, as a member of its board of governors. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/953958/nominations-choudhary-joins-hus-governors-board/


Seminar on Learning Lessons from 1965 Indo-Pak War

A seminar on `Learning lessons from 1965 Indo-Pak war`, organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, in the council room, Faculty of Social Sciences, KU, at 11.15am.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=10_09_2015_118_001


Bahria University celebrates Defence Day

The 50th Defence Day of Pakistan was celebrated by Bahria University Karachi Campus, in which they paid tribute to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the protection of their motherland. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/953959/paying-tribute-bahria-university-celebrates-defence-day/




How standardized education, tuition mafia and parents affect a child’s intellectual growth by Saadia Farooq

Children who are taught to read at an early age, enter school with a vocabulary of 12,000 words, whereas those who do not read to at an early age enter school with 3000 words only.

How unfortunate it is to know that the critical age of the major developments of the child’s personality and brain are fully ignored by this society.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/blogs/09-Sep-2015/how-standardized-education-tuition-mafia-and-parents-affect-a-child-s-intellectual-growth


School fee hikes

The fact is that over the past couple of decades in particular, the private-school sector has grown to such an extent that it has affected virtually every section of society regardless of income levels. Whether the institution charges PKR 1,000 a month or less, or even tens of thousands of rupees, unannounced hikes in fees often by unacceptably large margins tend to be the norm.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=10_09_2015_008_002


The force of hatred by Kamila Hyat

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate is a hero for many in the world. Schoolchildren in other countries seek to liaise with her or support the now massive Malala Fund which supports education for children around the world. There was little recognition of the fact that the girl, educated under a different system at a tiny school located down a Mingora alley, had spent months battling the after-effects of her bullet injury and then more months adjusting to a different education system in an alien setting. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-339322-The-force-of-hatred


Trading Education by Asadullah Ghali

Deeni Madaris acquire an important place in the society. In traditional education institutions, majority of schools fail to successfully complete Nazira e Quran in sixteen years of education. These tasks are being carried out by Imams of local mosques.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-10/page-4/detail-0


Who is responsible for poor education in Sindh? by Ghulam Sarwar Sher

Civil society organizations have been pro-active in highlighting educational problems such as ghost schools and ghost teachers. However, none of these organizations have identified these ghost teachers fearing feud and targeting. 
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-09-10/page-14 

Letters to the Editor


University in GB

Gilgit-Baltistan has the highest literacy rate in the country. Every year almost 6,000 students pass the intermediate examinations from the region but only 88 students get admitted to government universities in the medical discipline while 55 in the engineering field due to a limited quota. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-339308-University-in-GB


Teaching posts

The decision of the Balochistan Education Department to fill vacant posts of teachers through the NTS is commendable. However, flaws regarding the recruitment policy have left many candidates confused.  It is recommended that the recruitment of teachers should be made at the district level.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-339309-Teaching-posts


Seminary reforms 

Rana surprised the entire Pakistan recently by declaring that his government has fixed the nurseries of extremism and now no madrassa (seminary) in Punjab is involved in terrorism. Out of more than 20,000 seminaries, his government found only 20 madrassas where students or faculty were involved in facilitating terrorism.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/10-Sep-2015/seminary-reforms


School bus mafia  

I have recently been told by the school bus owner who picks up my children that all school transport owners had decided to challenge the school bus safety regulations laid down by the Sindh Transport Authority.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/09-Sep-2015/school-bus-mafia


Remembering Professor Asif Ali Sohag

Late Professor Asif Ali Sohag, former Prof. of English language and literature, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, who died of a heart attack, was indeed a great humanist and mentor–teacher. He considered teaching to be the best job in the world; hence, he has lived and taught throughout his life. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/10-Sep-2015/remembering-professor-asif-ali-sohag


Education Emergency

Pakistan is at 2nd number in context of out-of-school children with 5 crore 50 lac out-of-school children. The number of illiterate people in Pakistan is more than the reported number, however. It is the need of time to make education a top priority.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-09-10&edition=LHR&id=1882593_99191830


Result of 9th class

The result of 9th class has been announced. The pass percentage has been significantly low at 30-40 percent. The low passing percentage has become a trend which is worth noticing.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-09-10&edition=LHR&id=1882596_63296249


Heavy school bags

The schools bags for students are too heavy bearing the age of children in mind and are responsible for several health-related issues.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-09-10&edition=LHR&id=1882588_42175286