10th March 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Warning been given to those schools that did not take part in 5th grade examination survey
The Education Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Muhammad Atif Khan has given strict advice to the Chairmen of all educational boards to order show cause notices against all those institutions that did not take part in 5th Grade examination survey. He said that this matter should be investigated and in case of unsatisfactory answers, strict legal measures should be taken against them.  
Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/280319-todays-print-city-news




Provision of 8th, 9th and 10th grade courses should be made possible
The provincial president of Insaf Students Federation has been reported to have said that the present government did not fulfill any of its promises in terms of the education sector and the Balochistan Government further added to the depreciation of education by not providing the courses of 8th, 9th and 10th grade.
Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/279955-todays-print-city-news


Parents should fulfil their national/ societal responsibility by sending their kids to school
BSO president, Kareem Baloch, has said that parents should fulfill duty towards their country by sending their children to school.
Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/279942-todays-print-city-news




Recognizing Millennials Cambridge High Achievers

Roots Flagship Millennium Campus, I-9/3, Islamabad has all reasons for its staff and students to be proud of the class of 2017
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/recognizing-millennials-cambridge-high-achievers/


Over 22 million Pakistan children out of schools
Over 22 million children in Pakistan between the age group of five and 16 are out of schools despite the government's claim of improving their enrolment in educational institutions, according to a report.
Complete Story: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/world/neighbours/090317/over-22-million-pakistan-children-out-of-schools-report.html
Complete Story: http://reliefweb.int/report/pakistan/226m-pakistani-children-still-out-school-report
Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/03/09/44-children-aged-5-16-still-out-of-schools-report-reveals/


32 unauthorized schools operating in Westridge, Allahabad to be closed
The Senate Standing Committee on Defence was informed Wednesday that 32 unauthorized educational institutes, operating in residential areas of Westridge Cantonment Board of Rawalpindi, would be closed down within three months.
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Rs.300M Being spent on 330 schemes of education sector
Chief Executive Education Rana Azhar Ali Khan has said that three hundred million rupees are being spent on three hundred and thirty schemes of education sector under various developmental programmes.
Complete Story: http://www.radio.gov.pk/08-Mar-2017/rs300m-being-spent-on-330-schemes-of-education-sector-azhar

Japan gives Rs9.9m grant for mobile libraries in rural Islamabad

The government of Japan has extended a grant of Rs9.87 million ($94,184) to a local NGO help it implement a social development project for deprived communities in the suburbs of Islamabad.

Complete Story: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1349570/japan-gives-rs9-9m-grant-mobile-libraries-rural-islamabad/




Pakistan Education Statistics: Punjab outshines other provinces
Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training,  Baligh-ur-Rehman formally launched Pakistan Education Statistics Report 2015-16 at a ceremony on Wednesday. 
Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/191004-Pakistan-Education-Statistics-Punjab-outshines-other-provinces


Provision of Qaulity education is the primary concern of the Government
Malik Muhammad Rafique, Governor Of Punjab, said that the primary concern of the present government is the provision of quality education and all measures are being taken to ensure this.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104074028&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20170310


Order given to increase enrolment level in schools
Chairmen of all schools have been ordered to increase the level of enrolment and to reach a drop-out rate of zero percent.
Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104073830&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20170310


A Protest will be held on 28th of March if a scale up notification is not issued
United Teachers Council has claimed that the teachers will hold a protest in Lahore on the 28th of March in case the government does not issue a scale up gradation notification for the teachers.
Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104073830&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20170310




The Dawood Foundation (TDF) hosted Science Fun Show at its adopted Govt School
Keeping in focus the objective of inducing the culture of Science learning and promoting the concept of critical thinking amongst children at every level of society The Dawood Foundation (TDF) hosted Science Fun Show at its adopted school Govt. Girls Primary School Rahat-e-Islamia. The show was conducted by Pakistan Science Club (PSC) with the support of Alif Ailaan.
Complete Story: https://www.techlist.pk/dawood-foundation-science-fun-show/


Pak-Turk schools staff involved in terrorism, SHC told
Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali on Wednesday revealed that PakTurk schools workers were found to be involved in terrorist activities in the country.
Complete Story: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1350213/deportation-case-pak-turk-schools-staff-involved-terrorism-shc-told/


NAB Karachi organizes Essay writing competition
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Karachi, organized an Inter-Girls Colleges Essay Wrting Competition in English and Urdu.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/nab-karachi-organizes-essay-writing-competition/

Editorials/ Op-eds

Raising the bar of education in Pakistan

Back to school 

Education overhaul