11 January 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

KP government fails to enrol 16,000 out of school children

More than 16,000 out-of-school children, who were selected for getting education in private schools at the government’s expense, couldn’t be enrolled for various reasons, according to sources.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1232213/kp-government-fails-to-enrol-16000-out-of-school-children


No Consultation on Schools Regulatory Authority Bill

Private Education Network (PEN) has rebutted the news that PEN was consulted while drafting of Schools Regulatory Authority Bill. Deputy General Secretary of PEN has said that the Bill is being delayed because of dereliction of non-serious attitude of higher officials.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103278311&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160110


Demand for Payment of Salaries

Office bearer of Rokhana Education Program has demanded that the affected teachers affiliated with the program should be paid their salaries on emergency basis. And that MD, Allah Nawaz Somro should be suspended to purge the institute of corruption.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103278312&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160110


Grade 2 Student Gets Beaten up by Teacher

District Nazim of Peshawar, Asim Khan has taken notice of the beating faced by an innocent student of Muncipal Inter College for Boys Wazir Bagh. He has given instructions to Director Colleges to initiate probe of the incident.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103276975&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160109


Free Schools for Helpless Children

Classes will start in the school constructed for helpless children from 15th April. This was decided in the meeting of BOGs of Street Children chaired by Asad Qaiser. KP government has allocated 500 million rupees for construction of such schools that would provide free education to children.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103276695&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160109


Under the microscope: Journalists identify gaps in education budget utilisation

Alif Ailaan organised a consultation meeting on Sunday to hear the views of journalists on the utilisation of the education budget and missing facilities at government schools across the province.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1025285/under-the-microscope-journalists-identify-gaps-in-education-budget-utilisation/


Educated youth can change Lakki District’s Fate

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf MPA Ms Zarin Zia has asked the students to equip themselves with quality education to change the lot of the backward district.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1232201


Privatization of Government Schools Shows Education Animosity

By privatizing government schools, the KP government has shown that it is non-serious in handling the education issues. This decision will cause loss for the poor parents who will find it difficult to afford the fees of private schools.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-01-09/page-2


Book Of Poetry ‘Carnage In December’ Launched

A special ceremony was arranged here to pay tributes to the students and staff members who lost lives in the gruesome attack on the Army Public School on December 16, 2014. The function was arranged by the Gandhara Hindko Board at the Gandhara Hindko Academy. A book of English poetry titled “Carnage in December” was launched on the occasion.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/89405-Book-of-poetry-Carnage-in-December-launched


Debate Competition in Forward High School and College

A debate contest was held in Forward High School and College under the supervision of Coordinator and Admin in-charge. The proceedings were presided over by the principal Tahira Haadi. 90 students took part in the contest. They paid rich tributes to APS martyrs and Pak Army.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103280268&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160111


Annual Function in NCS School System

Children of NCS School System presented exquisite tableaus and dramas on social inequalities, child labor and historical events on the occasion of Annual Day Function.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103280264&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160111


Students Protest Against CPEC Route Change

Students hailing from various educational institutions Saturday held a protest demonstration against any change in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and warned to march on Islamabad if federal government failed to sense the gravity of situations.

Complete Story:http://nation.com.pk/national/10-Jan-2016/students-protest-against-cpec-route-change



More Than Knee Deep: AWKUM VC Charged With Corruption In Hazara Varsity

An accountability court on Saturday indicted Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan Vice Chancellor DrIhsan Ali, former vice chancellor of Hazara University, Dr Syed Sakhawat Shah and three others in a misappropriation case worth of millions of rupees.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1024783/more-than-knee-deep-awkum-vc-charged-with-corruption-in-hazara-varsity/




Monitoring Committees for Reducing Cheating Trends in Matric Exams

On the directions of Secretary Education, Abdul Saboor Kakar, monitoring committees have been formed for reducing the cheating trend in Matriculation exams starting in March 2016. He has also directed the concerned authorities to ensure the presence of basic facilities in the examination centres.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103279732&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160111




President Calls for Improving Health and Education Facilities in FATA

President Mamnoon Hussain has said that quick actions must be taken for providing health and education facilities in FATA. He has called for making advisory boards that would scrutinize the efforts for health and education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103276969&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160109



Government set to launch curriculum secretariat in February

Ministry of Education and Professional Training is all set to establish a national curriculum council secretariat to develop the “minimum standards” and structure of school curricula for centre and all the federating units.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1024320/standardisation-of-education-government-set-to-launch-curriculum-secretariat-in-february/


1st Phase of Renovations to be completed till January 15

The first phase of renovations of schools and colleges of Islamabad will be completed till 15th January. 23 schools and colleges have been included in the first phase.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-09&edition=ISL&id=2097744_97884111


Work to develop City’s schools, Colleges as role model Kicks off

Following the vision of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to make educational institutions of federal capital as role models for the entire country, the Ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has started work on the development of the city’s schools and colleges in this regard.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-09/page-13/detail-1




22 renovated schools to be inaugurated soon

Twenty-two schools of the federal capital are going to be inaugurated in the last week of this month after complete overhaul under the first phase of the Prime Minister’s Education Reforms Programme.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-01-10/page-13/detail-8


CADD assures to fill 720 posts of primary teachers

An official document of the Ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) available to the Daily Times reveals that total 720 posts of primary teachers in the educational institutions of federal capital are currently vacant whereas the CADD secretary told that these posts would be filled as soon as possible through proper channel.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-09/page-13/detail-7


FA, Fsc result out today

Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE), and rest of the nine education boards in Punjab, will announce the result of FA and FSc supplementary exam today (Monday). 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1025311/supplementary-exam-fa-fsc-result-out-today/


Afghan Official: IIUI president bilateral cooperation in Education

Afghan Political Counsellor to Pakistan SA Nasir Yousofi called on International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) President Dr Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh. During the meeting, issues of mutual interest and matters pertaining to expand bilateral cooperation between IIUI and Afghan universities were discussed while both the officials agreed that strong relationships among both sides in the field of education can pave the way for success of region.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-11/page-2/detail-4




AIOU’s International Conference

AIOU will hold its international conference in February. The theme of conference will be ‘Different Methods of Research and Education’. Renowned academicians from all over the world be the guest speakers in the conference.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-09&edition=ISL&id=2097725_96736923


AIOU To Open New Admission From February

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will open its SSC to PhD-level admissions for the spring semester 2016 in various disciplines from February 1. The last date for the admissions will be March 4, said a press release issued on Sunday. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-11/page-2/detail-5



AIOU To Provide Educational Facilities To Prisoners

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has planned to provide educational facilities to prisoners in jails. The plan to educate the prisoners would be implemented in collaboration with jail authorities in light of the guidelines issued by the Wafaqi Mohtasib in this regard, an AIOU official said.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-10/page-13/detail-6



Uniform Education System

Leaders of Muslim Students Organization (MSO) have resolved that no stone will be left unturned for country’s defense and that the light of education will be spread to finish darkness of oblivion. And that the quality of education should also be focused upon along with the literacy rate and there should be a uniform education system in all the country.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-09&edition=ISL&id=2097749_65212785




10,000 Schools to be Transferred to Private Sector

It has been decided to hand over around 10000 primary schools, high schools and higher secondary schools. The government has also decided to either suspend or transfer to far off areas the teachers who will protest against this decision. The teachers of Sargodha have specifically protested the vengeful proceedings against them.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103281036&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160111




Training Schedule for Students Information System

PEF has issued the training schedule for the Students Information System installed for owners of schools operating under the Education Voucher Scheme. SIS has been designed for storing data of 1.8 million students of PEF.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-11/page-12/detail-8



Teacher Suspended For Getting Labour Work From School Girls

Executive District Officer (EDO) Education Tahira Shafiq Chisti on Saturday suspended a school teacher on the charge of getting labour work from school girls. On information, she said that a teacher of Govt Primary School Kharal Azeem named as Shahina Kausar had directed school girls to shift bricks inside the school from outside.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/09/national/teacher-suspended-for-getting-labour-work-from-school-girls/


Constituency ranking: Lodhran’s education quality indicators static, says report

Despite significant financial allocations for education in Lodhran, schools continue to lack basic facilities and the quality of schooling has not improved, a report by the Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS) issued on the bi-annual constituency ranking on education indicators says.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1024296/constituency-ranking-lodhrans-education-quality-indicators-static-says-report/


Renovation Project Slows Down

The repair and maintenance project of worn out and dangerous school buildings has slowed down. The work of 198 schemes could not be started. Tenders of 109 schemes have also not been issued.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-11&edition=ISL&id=2102805_11880931



Punjab To Introduce Districts Education Authorities Soon

The Punjab government is working on a plan to introduce district education authority to improve the standard of education across the province. According to sources in Education Department, the district education authority will be functional after local bodies process gets completed and district chairmen assume charge of their offices.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/10/city/lahore/punjab-to-introduce-districts-education-authorities-soon/


Khanpur Cadet college project in cold storage since 2008

The work on project of Cadet College Khanpur has not started despite the passage of almost eight years since its announcement.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1231958


Excessive Fees Being Minted in Hostels of Gordon College and Asghar Mall College

It has been revealed that the hostels of Gordon College and Asghar Mall College are charging an annual fee of 20,000 rupees per head instead of the prescribed fee of Rs. 120.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103280857&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160111


Negligence: Government Degree College Wana in Shambles

The rundown Government Degree College Wana is buckling under problems which keep on piling up. The college has recently been facing embezzlement of funds and negligence by authorities.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1024784/negligence-govt-degree-college-wana-in-shambles/


Punjab’s Ombudsman Takes Notice of Non-Payment of Salaries in Asghar Mall College

Punjab’s Ombudsman has taken the notice of non-payment of salaries to the professors who teach in the second shift in Asghal Mall Postgraduate College. He has sought the report of this scandal and has given the instructions that the professors should be paid their salaries as soon as possible.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103280844&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160111



A formal MoU was signed on January 8 between the National College of Arts, Lahore, and Institute of South Asian Studies in University of Texas, Austin. The US Embassy selected the Department of Film & TV at NCA for “University Partnership Program” for pairing with a US University.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/88946-TTP-booked-for-threats



Annual Degree Show: NCA Students Exhibit Quality Artwork

National College of Arts (NCA) annual degree show 2015 featured the artworks of around 120 students on Saturday. The exhibition displayed more than 300 artworks of student of various departments including Fine arts, Visual Communication Design, Textile Design, Product Design, Ceramics Design, Film and TV, Architecture and Musicology.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-10/page-14/detail-3



Award of PhD Degrees

Punjab University has awarded PhD degrees to Javeria Jahangir and Muneer Ahmed in South Asian Studies and Biological Sciences respectively.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-10/page-12/detail-4



Punjab Government Announces New Security Plan For Universities, Mosque, Madrassas

The Punjab government has announced a new security plan for universities, mosques and madrassas across the province. Under the new security plan, installation of electric security gates at entry points of mosques, universities and madrassas has been made mandatory.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/09-Jan-2016/punjab-government-announces-new-security-plan-for-universities-mosques-madrassas


Marketing Competition Held At Entrepreneurship Summit

The second day of the Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs’ Summit 2016 (YLES’16) featured a marketing competition titled Brand Rush. As many as 126 teams of students from major schools and universities all over the country participated in the competition.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1024424/young-leaders-marketing-competition-held-at-entrepreneurship-summit/


Industry Academia Linkages Necessary, BZU VC Says

“Endowment funds are urgently needed so that underprivileged students have easier have access to higher education,” BahauddinZakariya University Vice Chancellor Tahir Amin said on Friday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1024293/industry-academia-linkages-necessary-bzu-vc-says/



Room Where Allama Iqbal Spent Five Years As Student

The ambiguity that surrounds the first residence of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal in Lahore has finally ended as a committee comprising distinguished professors and experts have discovered the room where Poet of the East had shifted to from his hometown Sialkot in 1895 and spent five crucial years of his student life till 1900.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/89167-Room-where-Allama-Iqbal-spent-five-years-as-student-identified



Seminaries Reject Government Proposals On Registration

All boards of religious seminaries have unanimously rejected the government fresh proposals on Madaris registration, curriculum development and examination system.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-11/page-12/detail-4


Provision Of Quality Health, Education Facilities Top Priority Of Govt: Shehbaz

Assembly members belonging to various district met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, today. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that provision of quality health and educational facilities is top priority of the government.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=285047




1420 Teachers Deprived of their Salaries

1420 teachers of Thatta have not been paid their salaries for the past four years. This was revealed by the leaders of Feeders Teachers Association while speaking to media members.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-09-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_04.gif


Matric and Intermediate Exams Likely to be Affected in Sindh

Due to non-appointment of Controllers of Examinations in Karach’s three boards and Sindh’s Hyderabad and Khairpur board, it is likely that the matric and intermediate exams will be affected.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-11-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_10.gif


Appointment of VCs in KU and IBA Becomes a Complex Issue

The issue of appointment of new vice chancellors in Karachi University and Institute of Business Administration has become more complex. KU and IBA’s VCs have almost one month left in their service.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-11-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_01.gif


Training Program in KU

HEC and British Council organized a five day long training program for students of KU on the topic of ‘Citizen Education and Community Engagement’. Prof Khalid Mehmood Iraqi highlighted the importance of such training programs for the citizens and ethics.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-11-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_03.gif


Joint Event by KU and Sindh Technical Education

KU’s Faculty of Education and Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Training Program held an open house event in KU. The participants were educated regarding the importance of technical and vocational training.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-09-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_06.gif


KUTS Condemns NAB’s Handling Of Inquiry Against VC

Karachi University Teachers’ Society (KUTS) President Dr Shakeel Farooqi on Friday expressed disappointment over the way National Accountability Bureau (NAB) handled complaints of corruption it received. The statement was made in reference to a news item published in mainstream newspapers against the vice chancellor of the University of Karachi (KU) on the NAB’s orders.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/88939-KUTS-condemns-NABs-handling-of-inquiry-against-VC



Graduates: SALU convocation to be held in February

The eighth convocation Shah Abdul Latif University (Salu), Khairpur, will be held in February 2016, announced Salu registrar Professor Dr Syed Asad Raza Abidi on Saturday. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1024805/graduates-salu-convocation-to-be-held-in-february/


AKU Wins Grant For Hypertension Study

Aga Khan University's Department of Community Health Sciences and international collaborators have received grant to study ways to lower hypertension in adults living in rural South Asia.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-11/page-15/detail-5



Students Should Be Clear About Goal Of Education

The students must be clear about their goal and purpose of this education and focus on their respective field to serve the nation. This was stated by the speakers at the alumni corporate dinner of the Department of Public Administration, University of Karachi.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=285266




Education in transition by Sher Ali Khalti

“The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children between five and sixteen years of age in such a manner as may be determined by law,” says Article 25A of the Constitution of Pakistan. Pakistan has failed to meet the target of education for all. There are around 25 million out-of-school children in the country out of which 50 per cent are girls.

Complete Story: http://tns.thenews.com.pk/education-transition-girls-dropout-increase-in-punjab/#.VpNy1VI735c


Sunlight of Education By Rao Manzar Hayat

The world we are living in has become an experimental laboratory. The nations which have understood the importance of knowledge and innovation has achieved unprecedented growth rates. They have left behind religion, faith and personal interests to excel further.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103281125&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160111


Letters to the Editor


Education and its importance

Education is the simple source of learning and knowing through instructions which starts from the mother’s lap. It is not something which is restricted to school only. Family and parents have important role to make their child responsible citizen. That’s why home is called first school of children.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=285113


Teachers and privatization of schools

The government’s decision for privatization of schools has greatly agonized the teachers. Such a privatization spree has raised the concern whether one day government will also privatize police, administration, judiciary and even the Pakistani populace?

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103276429&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160109


Dearth of research culture

Due to lack of research culture our economy has left behind its peers. Our economy is mired in various issues and the need for research has grown in this situation.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-10&edition=ISL&id=2101090_73219497


Uniform Educational System

The stress laid upon the acquisition of education, in all noble societies, cannot be exaggerated. It has been the fundamental ingredient in the success and progress of all the civilizations of the world. Islam made the procurement of education and knowledge compulsory for everyone.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-11/page-7/detail-4


Student expelled

According to Article 19 of the Constitution, every citizen shall have the right to freedom of speech and expression.  However, this right is only accorded to us in theory and not in practice.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1024255/student-expelled/

Cheating during exams

I recently sat for an examination for my Master’s degree in sociology, conducted by Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai University at Government Mumtaz Degree College, Khairpur.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1024728/cheating-during-exams/


SPSC Candidates

IT is unfortunate that the initial screening test of the combined competitive examinations 2013 was held in Dec 2013 while the detailed descriptive papers conducted in April 2015 of 3,375 qualified candidates only.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1232108


Regional Press: 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Alif Ailaan express serious concern over shortage of basic facilities in schools

Peshawar:  A non-governmental organization, Alif Ailaan, has expressed serious concern over the lack of facilities in the government schools of the province and inadequate utilization of education budget.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 2



Political involvement eradicated from department of education:  Dawar Kundi

Tank:  MNA, Mr. Dawood Khan Kundi said that the provincial government is working towards raising the standard of education by ensuring meritorious teacher recruitment and eliminating political interference in the functioning of education department.

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=8


Money collection from students for teachers’ salaries

Nowshera: It has been reported that the administration of Government Girls Primary School Gulabad, Union Council Walie, has been collecting unauthorized money from female students in the name of teachers’ salaries. 
Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 3


School building construction work completed

Nowshera: As per special instructions of the Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak, the construction work of Government Middle School for girls was completed after incurring expenses worth 3.5 million rupees. The Chief Minister approved the up-gradation of government primary school Meraji Payan and approved the construction of a new building for the school.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103280295&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160111


Privatization of public colleges will make education unaffordable 

Dera Ismail Khan:  An emergency meeting of professors and clerical staff was held in Government Degree College No.1 which was presided by the District President Professor Mr. Muhammad Tanveer Babar, the Divisional President of PECTA Faizullah Khan and the General Secretary Mr. Muhammad Javed Jan. The participants condemned provincial government’s decision to privatize government colleges in the province.

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


Provincial government to ensure merit in appointment of teachers: Dawood Kundi

Tank: MNA, Mr. Dawood Khan Kundi said that the provincial government is working towards raising the standard of education by ensuring meritorious teacher recruitment and eliminating political interference in the functioning of education department.

Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx


Free Education Academy

Wana: The Waziristan Educational Welfare Society has started free academy in private educational institutions this year.

Complete Story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Shortage of basic facilities in Degree College

Shergarh:  The President, PECTA, Mr. Gul Hussain stated that Government Degree College Lowand Khwarr is facing shortage of basic facilities and staff.

Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 4



Decision to facilitate students with educational videos to end tuition

Peshawar: The Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Atif Khan said on Friday that the provincial government would give DVDs and SD cards of English and Science subjects to students from class-I to 2nd year in addition to qualified teachers at schools to discourage and end tuition culture in the province.

Complete Story:  http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=7


ANP demands construction of Girls College

Charsadda: The leaders of Awami National Party Northern Hashtnagar demanded the government to build the girls college on an immediate basis. 
Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 2

Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx


School for street children to become operational from 15th

Peshawar: A special school established for street children will become operational from April 15 this year. The decision was taken in a meeting of the Board of Governors for the street children project and was chaired by Speaker KP Assembly, Asad Qaiser.

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




Teachers hold protest demonstration against transfer of SDEO Female

Bannu: The teachers of colleges held protest against the transfer of SDEO female in front of Bannu Press Club.

Complete Story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Nazim takes notice of violence against student

Peshawar: District Nazim, Muhammad Asim Khan took notice of the brutal violence committed by a teacher against the student of class 2 and ordered Director Colleges to inquire the matter.

Complete Story:  Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 2




New post should be offered to Education department like Police department every year

District Lasbela: The Chairman GTA District Lasbela, Mr. Abdul Wahid Soomro, along with others, welcomed the new male and female teachers hired through NTS test, suggesting that new posts should be given to education department like Police every year so that the shortage of teachers can be mitigated.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Forced verification of teachers’ credentials will not be permitted: Haji Murad Bux Baloch

District Turbat: The President GTA, District Kech, Mr. Haji Murad Bux Baloch and others condemned the forced verification of teachers’ credentials, stating that such measures will not be permitted at the verge of retirement of senior teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Students divided based on language, nation & area: IJT

District Quetta: The provincial administrator of IJT Mr. Usman Kakar and others said that innocent students are being divided along the lines of language, nation & territory. IJT stated if people from different nations can offer prayer in a mosque than why can they not study in one educational institution.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-11-2016/Quetta/page3.asp


Richly resourced Chaghi deprived of Education: BSO

District Quetta:  The president, PMLN Chaghi, Mr. Sardar Najeeb Sanjrani said that Chaghi, which is rich in resource, is deprived of education which is lamentable. He added that the rulers deliberately keep the youth away from education and that disparities in the education system have widened the social divide among people.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-11-2016/Quetta/page7.asp


NTS test position holders are deprived of recruitments

Distrcit Quetta: The NTS test position holders are still deprived of recuitments which is violation of the rules. The affectees have highlighted the lame excuses given by the education department for the delay and appointments done based on nepotism.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-11-2016/Quetta/page8.asp


Monitoring committee established for eradication of copy culture from matriculation examinations

District Quetta: A monitoring committee has been established for eradication of copy culture from matriculation examinations, on the recommendations of Secretary Education Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103279732&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160111


Distribution of scholarship cheques by FC

Daaki: The FC officials Mr. Captain Nadeem Akhtar, Mr. Major Niaz Ahmed Jaffar distributed cheques among 1,003 students of different schools under Dakki coal mine project to provide financial support to students for pursuing education in the institutions of Balochistan.

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Monitoring committee established for eradication of copy culture from matriculation examinations

District Quetta: A monitoring committee has been established for eradication of copy culture from matriculation examinations, on the recommendations of Secretary Education Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_8.html


NTS test position holders deprived of recruitments

Distrcit Quetta: The NTS test position holders are still deprived of recuitments which is violation of the rules. The affectees have highlighted the lame excuses given by the education department for the delay and appointments done based on nepotism.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No. 03


Richly resourced province deprived of education: BSO

District Quetta:  The spokesperson BSO Pachar said that the province of Balochistan which is rich in resources is deprived of education which is lamentable. He added that the rulers deliberately keep the youth away from education and that disparities in the education system have widened the social divide among people.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Quetta, Page No. 06


Teachers’ credentials should be verified: Secretary Education

District Quetta: The Secretary Education Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar said that educational and professional credentials of teachers throughout the province should be verified so that forged teachers who are a burden for the public treasury can be identified and expelled from the department.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Quetta, Page No: 08


Education unavailable in Degree College Usta-Muhammad

District Jaffarabad: President Action Committee, Anjuman Tajran, Mr. Waryam Baig and others stated that despite the lack of educational facilities in Degree College Usta-Muhammad, the administration is charging high fees. They demanded inquisition of the sluggish performance of Degree College Usta-Muhammad and to take effective measures to provide quality education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103275897&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160109


Notice should be taken of unsatisfactory performance of DEO Education

District Mastung: Mr. Mir Abdul Wahid Shahwani along with others alleged that District Education Officer Mastung violated merit and infringed upon the rights of deserving candidates by appointing near and dear. They demanded high officials of education department to take notice of such issues.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


Khuzdar University should rectify its direction: Mir Ubaidullah Gango

District Khuzdar: The Deputy General Secretary of National party district Khuzdar, Mr. Mir Ubaidullah Gango, along with others, warned Khuzdar University administration to rectify its direction. He said that the fired staff of Khuzdar Engineering University should be reinstated because unemployment in rampant in our society and that the protest circle will be widened if such measures were not taken.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


Education needs to be propagated for eradication of illiteracy: Ihsan Iqbal

District Quetta: The Federal Minister for Planning Development & Reforms, Mr. Ihsan Iqbal, during a short visit to Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering & Management Sciences BUITEMS, said that the university is imparting quality education in the area and eliminating poverty through education. He stressed the need for propagation of education so as to eradicate illiteracy, poverty and unemployment.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-09-2016/Quetta/page12.asp


1003 scholarship cheques distributed through FC

Daaki: The FC officials Mr. Captain Nadeem Akhtar, Mr. Major Niaz Ahmed Jaffar distributed cheques among 1003 students of different schools, under Dakki Coal Mine project, in order to provide financial support to students for higher education. 

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103275909&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160109




Education Department could not achieve targets of quality education

District Multan: According to an Evaluation Report of the Education Department, the Education Department District Multan could not achieve its targets regarding quality education. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-11/page-08


Teacher begin protest against privatization of schools

District Multan: The Secretary Information Punjab Teachers Union, Mian Tayyab Boodala told the Press that teachers were going to begin their protest rallies against the privatization of government schools in different cities of the Punjab from today onwards.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 08                                                  


EDOs ask to submit lists of educators recruited in 2012

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab Education Department has asked EDOs to submit lists of 3000 educators recruited in the year 2012 so that they could be regularized.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 09


PEF partner school charging extra fees

District Rahim Yar Khan: Mr. Shabbir Ghalloo, Principal of a private PEF partner school is charging extra fees from the students through various tactics. He is also getting grants from PEF in the name of fees for students.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 03


Headmaster sells school trees

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Headmaster Government Boys High School, Chak No.7/P, Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed Khanpur sold out the tress situated in the school property for his personal gains. Local residents have alleged the Headmaster to be a corrupt and incompetent person who has also embezzled the non-salary fund. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 03


Islamia University issues semester schedule for admissions

District Bahawalpur: The Islamia University has issued its semester schedule for admissions of Ph.D. and M. Phil. The last date for submission of forms is 20th January, 2016.  The applicants can submit the forms online and the classes will commence on 1st February, 2016.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 02


EDO suspends teacher

District Layyah: The EDO Layyah has suspended a teacher of the Government Girls School Kharal Azeem for forcing girls into labor.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-10/page-11


Punjab government finalizes Educators Recruitment Policy

District Muzaffargarh: The Government of Punjab has finalized the policy of recruitment of Educators.  Around 30,045 educators will be recruited through selection committees and 2,173 through Public Service Commission, on contract basis.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 02


Primary school without basic facilities

District Rahim Yar Khan: The union council of Basti Chandia Ghazipur has a population of 500 families but has no school within 5 kilometers of radius. The only school situated in the vicinity is Literacy Primary School which does not have the basic facilities of building, furniture, rugs, drinking water and washrooms. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 08


HEC earned RS.240 Million by verification of degrees

District Karachi: The Higher Education Commission has earned RS.240 million through verification of degrees and has deposited the money in the HEC account instead of the national exchequer. HEC is charging RS.800/- for verification of one degree. The fee is being charged without the permission of Finance Division.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 08


School girls forced into labor

District Layyah: The headmistress of Government Girls Primary School Pir Jaggi Sharfi, Chah Yusufwala is forcing school girls into manual labor and into doing her house chores.  The parents filed a complaint with the EDO who assured them of action against the said headmistress. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 07


Decision to add Saraiki Subject in Class 9th, 10th

District Bahawalpur: A meeting of the Bahawalpur Board of Education was held wherein it was decided that Saraiki will be included as a subject in the examinations of Class 9 and 10 from the year 2017 and onwards. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, page No. 02


Government wants to destroy the future of teachers by handing over schools to PEF

District Bahawalpur: A meeting of the Punjab Teachers Union Bahawalpur was held at Musafar Khana. The leadership of the union stated that the Punjab government wants to destroy the future of teachers by handing over the schools to PEF. If this policy is not reverted, then the teachers will stage a sit in.   

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 02


Registration cards of inter students to be uploaded on website

District Bahawalpur: The management of the Bahawalpur Board of Education has said that the registration cards of intermediate students will be uploaded on the board’s website by the 12th of January, 2016. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 02


Girls’ school closed for two years

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government Girls Middle School Ahmedpur Lammah has been closed for the past two years depriving the girls belonging to the area of education.

Complete Story: Daily Dunia, Multan, Page No. 09


Students forced to sit on cold ground

District Rajanpur: The Government School Ghulam Haider Gola Bhagsar does not even have rugs for the poor students who are forced to sit on the ground in this cold weather. Residents have raised demands for provision of facilities in the school.

Complete Story: Daily Dunia, Multan, Page No. 09


Government teachers running private academies

District Rajanpur: The teachers of government schools have set up their private academies instead of teaching properly at the government schools where they are employed. Locals have protested and demanded action against them. 

Complete Story: Daily Dunia, Multan, Page No. 06




Violation in teachers’ biometric verification

District Matiyari: The Schools Directorate, Hyderabad region has been exposed to be involved in the violation of biometric verification of teachers in Hala, New Saeedabad and Bhriya City (District Matiari). Bogus teachers have been biometrically verified in exchange of bribe.

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Teachers attempt to meet Chief Minister

District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre continued protest over nonpayment of salary and made attempts to meet the Chief Minister while he was traveling by the court road.

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School building under control of local influential

District Sanghar: The building of Government Girls Primary School, village Budho Khoso , is under control of the local influential.

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50% schools in pathetic condition

District Khairpur Mirs: About fifty percent girls and boys schools in Kot Diji are in a dilapidated condition owing to the carelessness of the higher authorities.

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Villagers protest against closure of school

District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of village Haji Khuda Bux Ujan, stood against the closure of their village primary school, alleging the education authorities responsible for the dysfunctional state of the school.

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Construction work of Poly Technique building left incomplete

District Khairpur Mirs: The construction work of the building of Government Poly Technique Institute Khuhra is incomplete despite the elapse of three years due to noncompliance of the higher authorities.

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Permanent employment of Controller Examination not ensured

Karachi: The Government of Sindh has halted its efforts towards ensuring permanent employment of Controller Examinations of different Education Boards of the Province. The matriculation examinations are about to commence without appointment of permanent controller examinations.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103279977&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160111


C.M inaugurates computer lab and library in school

District Khairpur Mirs: The Chief Minister Sindh, Mr. Qaim Ali Shah, inaugurated the computer lab and library at Government Naaz High School Khairpur and visited different departments.

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Schools converted to cattle farms

District Jacobabad: The Government Schools of Taluka Thull are dysfunctional and have been turned to cattle farms following the transfer of three U.C s to Taluka Tangwani. The residents have demanded from the higher authorities to revert the decision.

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Students compelled to sit on ground and study

District Tharparker: The Government Primary School, village Piprio, near Nangarparker, is facing shortage of basic facility of furniture. The students have to sit on ground to study. Only one teacher is appointed in the school to cater to the needs of 156 students.

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Mono Technical Institute dysfunctional

District Sujawal: The building of Mono Technical Institute, Mirpur Bathoro, is dysfunctional due to the dilapidated condition of the building.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Jan/11-1-2016/Page3/P3-4.jpg


School roof tumbles

District Badin: The condition of Government Primary School, village Gareebabad, Kario Ganhwar, is deplorable with various component of the building tumbling.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130349760&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160110



Villagers protest for girls’ school building

District Sanghar: The resident of Kadharo city protested against the non-availability of building for the girls’ school in the village.
Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130349749&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160110


Construction work of Poly Technique Institute incomplete

District Khairpur Mirs: The construction work of Government Poly Technique Building Khuhra has been incomplete due to incessant delays for the last three years.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130349782&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160110


Monitoring team visits schools

District Kambar Shahdadkot: A monitoring team formed by the Secretary Education visited the Government High School Uneed Ali Junejo, Girls High School Shahdadkot City, Main Primary School Khuda Bux Soomro and many others, in order to monitor the attendance of teachers and to inspect the condition of school buildings.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130349802&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160110



Protest against closure of school

District Khairapur Mirs: The residents of village Haji Khuda Bux Ujan, near Tando Masti, stood against the closure of their village primary school, alleging that the teachers and supervisors remained consistently absent from the school.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130349811&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160110


Sindh Government boycotts centralization of higher education

Karachi: The Government of Sindh has rejected the decision of federal Government to centralize higher education by removing its status of a provincial subject.

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Students compelled to sit on ground and study

District Naushehro feroz: Lives of more than five hundred students are in danger due to the crumbling condition of Government Primary School, Dada Adam Memon, city Mehrabpur. Students are compelled to sit on the ground and study due to the lack of basic facilities of furniture and adequate learning space.

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Establishment of school in memory of dead student

District Khairpur Mirs: A student of class three died due to collapse of the school roof at Government Primary School village Sirai Piyaro Khan Kheskheli. The Deputy Commissioner reached the home of the victim and met his parents and announced the establishment of a school building in the memory of the student.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130349430&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160109


Boycott in school against transfer of Head Mistress

District Jamshoro: The students of Government Girls High School Kotri, along with teachers, stood against the transfer of the Head Mistress, praising her regularity in the school.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130349434&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160109


Students protest against heavy fees in school

District Ghotki: The students of Government Higher Secondary School Khambhra held protest against the levy of exorbitant fees in the school. They also demanded for the removal of the Principal.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130349292&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160109


School building dilapidated

District Sukkur: The building of Government Primary School, village Mehar Shar, near Mubarakpur, is in a dilapidated condition.

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Ghost teachers ruin students’ future

District Matiyari: Education of more than 1400 students is being ruined due to ghost teachers at Government Higher Secondary School Uderolal. Only 14 teachers attend the school while 17 teachers remain consistently absent.

Complete Story: Daily Awami Awaz, Page No. 5

Daily Ibrat, Page No. 4


Education ruined due to corrupt officers

District Matiari: The appointment of corrupt officers has ruined the state of education at Matiari district. Complete Story: Daily Awami Awaz, Page no. 5


Rally for promotion of education

District Saijawal: A rally was organized by the Jamiat Tulbai Islam, where several social and political leaders joined them against the critical condition of education in the district and demanded restoration of dysfunctional schools.

Complete Story: Daily Awami Awaz, Page No. 5


Villagers protest against closure of five schools

District Mirpurkhas: The Government Girls Primary School, village Mir Muhammad Mari, Muhagir Rajpoot, Noor Muhammad Meo, Nandi Dabarchi are closed owing to the carelessness of higher authorities and their implicit support for ghost teachers.

Complete Story: Daily Awami Awaz, Page No. 5

Daily Ibrat, Page No. 4