10th June 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Private education network is the backbone of Pakistan education system

Senior Vice President of Private education network Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has opposed the orders of summer vacations fee’s, he said private education network is the backbone of education system. And only through fess we bear other expenses and paid to our qualified teachers in order to retain them.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-06-10/page-2


Women Varsity plans to set up Archaeology Dept.

Shaheed Benazir Women’s University Peshawar Vice Chancellor Dr. Razia Sultana on Thursday said that the university had planned to establish the archaeology department and therefore, it needed the support of scholars for it.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1263927/women-varsity-plans-to-set-up-archaeology-dept




Thousands of families attend PTM at RMS

Thousands of happy families turned up at Roots Millennium Schools’ Parent Teacher Meetings (PTM) in twin cities and nationwide campuses which were based on the theme of “Science.” The idea behind choosing this theme was to encourage students at all levels to engage in scientific inquiry and broaden their horizons on the subject, says a press release issued here yesterday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-06-10/page-14/detail-0


Ministry proposes mandatory teaching of Holy Quran in public schools

Teachers are the architect of nation

Teachers play an important role in the education and training of children they are consider as the architecture of the nation. Education has a key role in building a society this is the reason that developed countries give foremost priority to education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103566360&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160610


Ministry proposes mandatory teaching of Holy Quran in Public Schools

The federal education and professional training ministry finalised its proposed syllabi for public educational institutions on Thursday, making a strong pitch for all federating units to introduce the teaching of Quran as a compulsory subject from grade 1 to 12.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1119839/public-educational-institutions-ministry-proposes-mandatory-teaching-holy-quran/


Over 50,000 unemployed youth to be trained this year: Cheema

National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) will train over 50,000 unemployed youth across the country in different technical trades by the end of 2016. Talking to APP here on Thursday, Executive Director NAVTTC, Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema said that all the courses were without charge, whereas stipends would be paid to the trainees.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/10/over-50000-unemployed-youth-to-be-trained-this-year-cheema/


HEC advises students against taking admission in Al-Khair University AJ&K

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has halted the operation of the Al-Khair University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K) and stressed the students from all over the country to “not to take admission in the university”. The Al-Khair University, AJ&K, has been calmed by the HEC for taking further admissions w.e.f fall 2016, on-wards to all levels.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-10/lahore/4564/18147


5,621 students have complete PhD in last five years

A total of 5,621 students have completed their PhDs from HEC recognised universities across the country during the last five years, whereas a total of 61,899 students have also obtained their MS and M.Phil. degrees from Pakistani universities. According to an official document, a total of 22,815 female and 39,084 male students have completed their MS and M.Phil degrees from Higher Education Commission's (HEC) recognised universities, whereas a total of 5,621 including 1,870 female 3,751 male students have completed their PhDs in the last five years.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-10/lahore/4556/18070


Only physical revamping of FDE institutions may not work

Though renovation and retrofitting of some 422 federal government schools and colleges was undertaken to honour the APS martyrs students through Prime Minister's Education Reform Programme but more resources are required to improve faculty members' capabilities to make it a success story.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-10/lahore/4556/18077


‘Mehfil-e-Ramazan’ held at AIOU

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) here on Thursday held a ‘Mehfil-e-Ramazan’ to project teachings of Quran and Sunnah with special reference to the significance of the Holy month.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/126675-Mehfil-e-Ramazan-held-at-AIOU




Registration of ten private schools were cancelled

The district education department has cancelled the registration of 10 private schools for not announcing summer vacation according to directives issued by the Punjab government.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1263891/registration-of-ten-private-schools-cancelled


Problem of non-availability of books

Bogus printing of Punjab text book board books and their non-availability in market is still unsolved. Punjab Board suffered loss of trillion rupees due to these bogus printings and on the other side non-availability of books puts student’s future in danger. There is a need of new policies.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan1/10-Jun-2016/395512


Revolutionary program for the development of Higher Education
Provincial Minister higher education Begum Zakia has told that government has launched new revolutionary program for the development of Higher Education on international level so that bright students can determine their own future.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan1/10-Jun-2016/395499


Protest by partnering schools

The willing partners for Phase 10 of Partnership protested yesterday against the administration of Punjab Education Foundation. They wanted the foundation to waive off the pre-condition of 1 kilometer.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-10-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_04.gif


Agreement between Punjab University and IRP

An Agreement to increase relations between industrial, commercial sector and education institute is signed between Punjab University of research innovation and commercialization and Institute of research promotion.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan4/10-Jun-2016/395615


Under-construction College becomes cattle pen

Local residents have started using an under-construction building of Government Degree College for Women, Police Station Road, for keeping cattle and chickens, while the Punjab government has not been providing funds for completion of the project since 2008.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-06-10/page-4/detail-0


Teachers want to be promoted

The Punjab government is unlikely to upgrade teachers in near future. Teachers term this step anti-education. They raised their concern over this discrimination. Rumour has it that the teachers could be forcibly retired, given golden handshake or their services could be handed over to the private owners.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-06-10/page-14/detail-11


Playing victim: Crestfallen educators stage anti-PEF Demo

A disgruntled group of aspiring Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) partner school owners on Thursday staged a demo against the PEF. The private school proprietors took to the streets after their applications were rejected by the foundation.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1119750/playing-victim-crestfallen-educators-stage-anti-pef-demo/


Final step: ‘Student productions have improved under guidance’

As many as 34 students on Thursday presented their thesis in the form of short films, short plays and documentaries to the jury of graduating class of Department of Theater Film and TV at the School of Media and Mass Communication of Beacon house National University (BNU).

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1119746/final-step-student-productions-improved-guidance/


Skills training: NAVTEC head visits training school 

National Vocational Training Commission Executive Director Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema said on Thursday that short-term vocational training courses provided the youth the best opportunity to learn skills that would help them earn a living in the country and abroad.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1119615/skills-training-navtec-head-visits-training-school/


LCWU faculty gets training

A five-day in-service short-term training for the faculty of Lahore College for Women University began here on Thursday. “We have to simultaneously focus on research in disciplines of social and bio sciences if we really want our country to progress.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1263850/lcwu-faculty-gets-training



End of cheating culture

Chairman of higher secondary board Mohammad Akhtar Ghori said that both phases of intermediate final examination 2016 has successfully completed. Strong steps were taken to end the cheating culture in centers.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-10-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_06.gif



Educational activity continue in private medical college

Even after the announcement of summer holidays by department of specialized health care and medical education, a private college near Baidyan road continued their educational activities. Students forced to attend the classes in this heat and fasting condition. Beside this management of college is not ready to close the college.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103566604&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160610


Global Ranking of Universities

‘Universita 21’ has announced the global ranking of universities. Universities of USA, Denmark and England are on top. Whereas, Pakistan couldn’t find any place in the ranking.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-10-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=01_16.gif


Bogus results of Graduation and Master

Examination copies of degree classes and M.A results are issued without notification and centralize assessment. This practice is continued for many years, and examination copies were sent to college teachers without codification due to which results of many students were changed and bogus results were created.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103565217&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160610




Schools are closed Editorial

What’s the matter is going on Government announced holidays sometime due to terrorist threats and sometime due to weather conditions. This is not a right way to tackle the situation. We may adopt better policies like feasible school timings. A sudden decision of closing school is not sensible as it hits the future of our generation.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103565982&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160610


Letters to editors


Prioritising quality education

Quality in education continues to be a victim of utter neglect particularly in the public sector institutions of our country. The saddest part of this unfortunate state of affairs is that even after seven decades of our existence no one at the helm of affairs in the government has ever bothered to keep a tab on this critical issue and resolve it with a sense of commitment and responsibility.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/10/prioritising-quality-education/


PPSC & Law graduates

Every year thousands of law students pass out from law colleges. These graduates have a Hobson’s choice for entering government-sector jobs, except the prosecution and the judiciary. But whenever the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) takes responsibility for recruiting law professionals, some seats always remain vacant owing to the non-availability of suitable candidates.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1263912/ppsc-law-graduates

 Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Private Institutions are still violating the summer vacation orders

Haripur: Some of private educational institutions in Sarai Salah, Noor Colony still violating summer vacation order of the provincial government and continues their educational activities despite hot weather.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.3

Religious education to be made mandatory: Baligh-ur-Rehman

Islamabad: According to the State Minister for Religious Affairs, Mr. Baleegh-ur-Rehman, a change in the education policy will now incorporate Quran education in order to improve the understanding of the religious text in the contemporary era. Accordingly, the new policy will aim to provide teaching for Basic Arabic Language teaching at class level 1 to 6, in order to provide familiarity with Arabic language. From classes 7 to 12, Urdu/English translation will be imparted along with the Quran Education along Broad-based education. This will ensure a proper and better approach to the interpretation and application of the religious text. The purpose of the policy is to tackle the sectarian, propagandist and uneducated elements within the society.

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.1

Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.8

Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.2

Ad-hoc lecturers continues during the Holy Month of Ramadan

The sit-in camp of ad-hoc lecturers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa outside the Peshawar Press Club for regularization of their services and release of salaries continues during the holy month of Ramadan. The Ad-hoc Lecturers’ Association President Afsar Khan and General Secretary Saifullah are leading the protest camp. The salaries of 213 male and female lecturers working on ad-hoc basis in different colleges of FATA have been stopped since September 2015.

Complete Story:  Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.2


Deprivation of education & health facilities in kachhi Bolan: Muhammad Ramzan Baloch

District Bolan: The Chairman Citizen Action Committee district Kachhi Bolan Mr. Muhammad Ramzan Baloch said in statement that district kachhi Bolan is 2nd largest district of Balochistan, but unfortunately it is deprived of basic facilities like education & health. It comprises of two MPA's but progress is just zero. Whereas the Elected representatives & government are in deep slumber. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/todaypaper3.php

NAB arranges speech compitition in Government Girls Degree College Quetta

District Quetta: The National Accountability Bureau arranged a speech competition in Government Girls Degree College Quetta on the request of Principal Dr. Shagufta Iqbal. The Deputy Director NAB Madam Hina Nadeem was the Chief guest. Students spoke upon following topic;

Corruption and Islamic teachings are not related to worldly affairs.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103565698&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160610

Action will be taken against ghost teachers: DEO Panjgoor

District Panjgoor: The District Education Officer Panjgoor Mr. Jan Muhammad, the Education Officer Mr. Dad Jan Baloch and other Education officials participated in meeting & said that action will be taken against ghost/absent teachers and basic facilities will be provided in all schools as soon as possible. They warned teachers to submit documents of their own,schools and students as early as possible. They said teachers and parents should coperate with each other for development of Education department.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 3

Demand to release teachers salaries

District Panjgur: A Cluster Education Program teachers are facing starvation due to stoppage of their salaries; children are out from schools, shopkeepers have stopped to lend and teachers are in mental/financial confusion. They demanded from Government to take notice of maltreatment with teachers.

Complete Story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No. 8

Bus should be provided to female teachers: Islam Khan

District Quetta: All Pakistan Muslim League provincial leaders Mr. Islam Khan Azad along with others said in joint statement that female teachers are facing problems; Former President General Retired Pervaiz Musharraf inaugurated bus for female teachers’ which is stopped by present government. They demanded from Governor to provide new buses for female staff. 

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 6


Incomplete security arrangements in Jamia Zakaria 

District Multan: As per security agency report, Zakaria University has been closed without any delay. A report indicates poor security arrangements, as improper checking system at gates and unavailability of main control room, untrained security guards.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-10/page- 08    

PEF holds quality test for schools registration i.e. 1300 schools failed

District Multan: The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has taken an assurance quality test for the Schools registration and 1300 schools could not clear the test. Only 207 schools will be registered where no Government School comes under the range of 1 KM

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-10/page- 08

B.A exams, DCO supposed section 144

District Bahawalpur: Mr. Ehtisham Anwar Maher, District Coordination Officer has supposed a section 144 in all examination centers under the Islamia University Bahawalpur. Any irrelevant person and resource material not allowed in examination centers around 100 meters.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-10/page- 08

Last notice to teacher

District Multan: Education Department has issued last notice to Mr. Muhammad Ishaq EST teacher of Government High School Sabil Band Bosan, for his long days absents from May 15th. As per notice he will be terminate if not be present at his duty.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-10/page- 02 

Quranic education would be part of curricula: Federal Minister

District Islamabad: Federal Minister of Development and Professional Education Mr. Bligh-ur-Rehman said the government has made decision to include Quranic Education in the schools syllabus of federal and provincial educational institutions from 1st to 2nd Year classes. Special period consisting of 15 minutes duration will be mandatory in schools schedule. In this regard suggestions have been asked from all provinces.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 1

http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-06-10/page- 01 

Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 1

Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 3

PEF text books sold in market

District Rajanpur:  The Parents complaint that Punjab Education Foundation Schools’ Students have the right to get free Text books, but these books sale out freely in market. They have demanded Higher Authority take notice. 

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 2

School in waiting of transformer

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government Higher Secondary School Juman Shah could not submit the demand notice of Rs. 450,000/- from last 7 months. Mr. Syed Mukhtar Hussain Shah, EX-Union Council Nazim has demanded to Higher Authority to take immediate notice.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 11

Wrong statement in Chemistry Paper

District Multan: Students have stressed upon the Chairman Examination Board Multan for additional marking in Chemistry paper, due to the wrong statement which was included in objective paper of Intermediate Part-I from Examination Board

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 3


Degree College non-teaching employees protest for salary

District Khairpur Mirs: The non-teaching employees of Government Degree College Bozdar Wada protested against stoppage of salary.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130402240&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160610

Scandal of corruption in Girls Degree College

District Naushehro Feroz: It is reported that budget of more than 19 lac rupees was grabbed by showing bogus bills and fake vouchers in Government Girls Degree College Naushehro feroz. The whole is due to corrupt Principal and accountant of the College.

Complete Story: Daily Jeejal, Page No. 3

The Holy Quran included in curriculum

Islamabad: The Ministry of Education has decided to include the Holy Quran in Curriculum.

Complete Story: Daily Awami Awaz, Page No. 7

Karachi University announces form submission date

Karachi: The Controller Examination Karachi University, Professor Dr. Arshad Azmi has announced the date of form submission of M.A first year and Second Year Regular. The forms can be submitted up to 20th June, 2016.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-09-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_13.gif