11 May 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Education best tool to end militancy: minister

The government has decided to provide free textbooks to the students of intermediate classes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said Provincial Minister for Finance Muzaffar Syed while addressing the parents day function at a private school in Talash here on Friday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1180894/education-best-tool-to-end-militancy-minister

Students still without school

Over 100 students are forced to take classes in the open as the Bacha Mena primary school at the Torkham border has yet to be reconstructed after it was destroyed by militants some three years back.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1181251/students-still-without-school


K-P govt recruiters call for drastic educational reforms

Exasperated by the poor quality of candidates it has been receiving for jobs in the provincial government, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Public Service Commission has called for a drastic overhaul of the education system of the province, warning that the government must do so “before it is too late”.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201005090063&EN_ID=11201005090019&EMID=11201005090009  


‘Use mother tongues for primary education’

Linguistics and local languages’ activists spoke at the 2nd Kashmir International Conference on Linguistics, held at the the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (UAJK) held earlier this week.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201005090357&EN_ID=11201005090113&EMID=11201005090055


‘Historic’ school in Topi upgraded

A school established by Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum in Topi, Swabi in 1928 has been upgraded to a higher secondary school by the provincial government.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/883289/academic-heritage-historic-school-in-topi-upgraded/


Families directly affected by APS massacre complete Umrah

The process of sending families of slain Army Public School students to perform Umrah in Saudi Arabia has been completed. Around 1,000 people, including parents of victims, injured students and their parents, were sent to perform the pilgrimage after being sponsored by the Pakistan Army.

Complete Story:http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201005110354&EN_ID=11201005110113&EMID=11201005110057


Parents boycott school short of teachers

The residents of a village in Garam Chashma valley of Chitral have stopped sending their daughters to a government school after the education department failed to fill the vacant posts of teachers, including the headmistress.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1181106/parents-boycott-school-short-of-teachers


Action against absenteeism by Anticorruption department

Anti-corruption team visited schools and hospitals at Chakra. Team found staff absent at schools and hospitals and decided to start investigations against them

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Peshawar/2015-05-09/page-8


AWAAZ seminar on Education and political conflicts

AWAAZ organized a seminar on issues of education and other political conflicts in under privileged areas. Programmed Manager said that AWAAZ is working in 45 under privileged areas. A number of civil society organizations attended the event.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102840101&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150510


Students hold protest

The students of Muttahida Talaba Mahaz Saturday staged protest against the MNA from Khyber Agency Nasir Khan for what they said not resolving the issues confronting the tribesmen.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-317294-Students-hold-protest


Universities Act passed with amendments

The heavily criticised Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Universities (Amendment) Act 2015 was passed by the provincial assembly on Friday with amendments. The bill aimed at tightening the government’s grip over universities was being vehemently opposed by vice chancellors (VC) of public sector universities from across the province.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201005090365&EN_ID=11201005090116&EMID=11201005090057





VCs cry foul over Universities Act passed by assembly

Vice chancellors from various public sector universities have criticised the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Universities (Amendment) Act 2015, saying the recommendations of relevant stakeholders were ignored while the legislation was being devised.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201005100338&EN_ID=11201005100104&EMID=11201005100057



Student aces dental studies despite blood disorder

Khyber Medical College put together a seminar to mark International Thalassaemia Day on Friday where a student battling the disorder shared her awe-inspiring story. Twenty-two-year-old Sarah Ihsan is a senior at Peshawar Medical College. Ihsan has thalassaemia major.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201005090376&EN_ID=11201005090118&EMID=11201005090058


Summit concludes

International Information Technology Conference titled “Digital Youth Summit 2015” concluded here on Saturday evening. IT experts, delegates, academia and students attended the conference in large number, said a handout.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-317296-Summit-concludes



Mardan varsity short of senior faculty members

Over 100 posts, majority of them of professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers, have been lying vacant at the Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM) for long.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1180892/mardan-varsity-short-of-senior-faculty-members


Call to rename Malakand University after Ahmad Baba

The participants at a seminar held to celebrate Yousafzais’ chieftain Malik Ahmad Baba on his 545th birth anniversary, called upon the KP government to rename Malakand University after Malik Ahmad Baba in recognition of his services. They also appealed to the university authorities to ask a research scholar to conduct a doctorate thesis on the life and political struggle of Baba.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1181263/call-to-rename-malakand-university-after-ahmad-baba





Government and MAP focusing on education

Pukhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party said that they and government are focusing on education. In previous two years, they have done a lot in education sector including increasing the education budget.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102837530&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150509


Mismanagement harming students

Baloch Student Organization said that Agriculture College is facing high-level mismanagement which harms the students. BSO said that they would struggle for rights of students and in this regard, no external pressures to stop them will be tolerated.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-10-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Education campaign by Tobacco Control Cell

Tobacco Control Cell, Balochistan, organized various awareness campaigns about the harms of tobacco at different educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-10-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Chairman inter board is ignoring the free education by government

Government teachers Association, Balochistan said that the Chair Intermediate board of education has increased the fees of intermediate which is creating hurdles for students. GTS said that chair board is ignoring the student’s right to free education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102839379&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150510


Miserable condition of a college

There is only one college at Tehsil Sanjavi, Balochistan and even this doesn’t have drinking water facility or electricity.CM promised to provide students transport to the college but has not followed through.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-10-2015/quetta/page12.asp


New primary school building collapsed

A new primary school building worth 7.2 million in Mushkay, Awaran collapsed. Residents of the area are demanding an investigation. 

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-10-2015/quetta/page14.asp


Donor’s conference at Balochistan

Al Khidmat Foundation said that provision of education to children is their priority. They said that they would support underprivileged families for education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-11-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Balochistan University under crises

Baloch student organization said that ineligible candidates are being appointing at Balochistan University. BSO said that they would fight for rights of Balochi students.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-11-2015/quetta/page2.asp      



Raast Iqdam for teachers’ Salaries

GTA had a meeting about Government teachers not receiving salaries. They said that if government will not issue pay slip to them then they would take legal actions after 11th May 2015.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-11-2015/quetta/page3.asp


Workshop on career counseling for female teachers

Society for Empowering Human Resource organized a workshop with support of USAID for teachers. It was to target Universities and Colleges. Aim of this workshop was career counseling to students.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-11-2015/quetta/page7.asp


Issue of promotions of commerce teachers

SESA does not have a comprehensive policy for promotions in the education department. Head mistress was transferred by external influences. SESA said that it is against merit system and not tolerable.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-11-2015/quetta/page7.asp





Gilgit crash: Preparations for transporting bodies to respective countries under way

An army Mi-17 helicopter crashed on a school in the Naltar area of Gilgit and left eight dead. Officials the school was closed at the time.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/884336/gilgit-crash-preparations-for-transporting-bodies-to-respective-countries-under-way/


Improving education through funds

President AJK said that the government is working to bring improvements in the Education Sector. He said that in this regard government is releasing funds for educational institutions. President AJK said that there would be no compromise on quality education.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-05-08&edition=ISL&id=1685474_95863782




Imran’s constituency ranks top education performer: report

To stimulate political competitiveness on better education outcomes, Alif Ailaan Pakistan District Education Rankings this year compiled a report on education rankings performance of districts from which parliamentary leaders of major political parties are elected.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-05-10/page-3/detail-1





Principals to purchase security gadgets for schools

The ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) on Friday authorised heads of educational institutions to purchase close circuit television (CCTV) cameras for their institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1180861/principals-to-purchase-security-gadgets-for-schools






A ‘model’ school of its kind

Around 230 students of the Islamabad Model School for Girls (IMCG), Dhoke Suleman in Sector H-13, are forced to take classes in the open come rain or shine. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1180888/a-model-school-of-its-kind


PM, CMs urged to make constitutional history a compulsory subject

Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has formally asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and chief ministers of the four provinces to make constitutional history of Pakistan a compulsory subject “to inculcate an understanding and commitment to the Constitution”.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1181027/pm-cms-urged-to-make-constitutional-history-a-compulsory-subject










Speakers demand higher allocation for social sector in budget

A pre-budget seminar on state of the “Economy and Federal Budget 2015-16 was held by Centre for Policy Studies, CIIT at a hotel here, says a press release. Dr. Talat Anwar, Centre for Policy Studies, CIIT Islamabad presented the pre-budget proposal for 2015-16 said that human conditions have been poor because education and health has remained the neglected sectors for the successive governments in the country.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-317124-Speakers-demand-higher-allocation-for-social-sector-in-budget


No security to federal schools

CADD received almost 40 million grants for security of schools. Currently there are not proper security systems at 422 schools of Islamabad. Students are Unsecure.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-05-10&edition=ISL&id=1688944_38690621


100% result of primary by AIOU

Director General Federal Directorate of Education attended an event at Area office AIOU. He congratulated the principal of primary schools who produced 100% results through AIOU.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Rawalpindi/2015-05-08/page-2


Pakistan Maldives collaboration in Education and Health

Maldives’ President visited Pakistan. He met with Prime Minister of Pakistan. Both agreed on mutual collaboration on Health and Education.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-05-08&edition=KCH&id=1685720_75080287


Purposive admissions

In the beginning of the new academic year, federal model colleges are admitting candidates on personal discretion.  New eligible candidates who have no reference for admissions are facing difficulties.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102838739&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150509


Several education projects remain in files

There has been virtually zero progress on several education projects the federal government had outlined for the current fiscal year. From plans for a university in the tribal areas to a technology park at NUST and from a science farming scheme to a programme for computer and science labs in Islamabad, many projects remain where they were at the start of the year, in bureaucrats’ files. 

Complete Story:http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201005110336&EN_ID=11201005110107&EMID=11201005110054


District education department prepares seniority list of SSTs

Seniority list for promotion of SST teachers under the chief minister Punjab package in respect of Rawalpindi district has been evolved.

Complete Story:http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/09-May-2015/district-education-department-prepares-seniority-list-of-ssts


Model Colleges’ Evening Shifts Continue In Violation Of Directives

Despite clear directions from Ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) to abolish evening shifts in all the model colleges, still the parents are compelled to look for admission in the said shift.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=263709



HEC Chairman Highlights Importance Of Knowledge-Based Economy For Dev

Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed Sunday highlighted importance of a knowledge-based economy for enlisting the country among comity of developed nations.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=263661



Education role in elimination of social evils stressed

A delegation from German Embassy headed by Dr Dan Tidten, Head of Press and Culture Section, along with Anna Emmanuel, Assistant for Media and Cultural Section, inaugurated computer laboratory at Sir Syed Ideal School, Mohramuradu Campus, Taxilla.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/10-May-2015/education-role-in-elimination-of-social-evils-stressed


‘Provinces to get equal Malala education plan funding’

State Minister of Education & Professional Trainings Muhammad Baligh-Ur-Rehman met Biveke Jenson, Country Director UNESCO and Ambreen Arif representative of World Bank Pakistan team at National Assembly Chamber here on Friday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-317126-Provinces-to-get-equal-Malala-education-plan-funding


MoU signed for provision of education to students

World Vision International, Pakistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the District Education Department (DED) for provision of education and psychosocial support to 500 out-of-school children through 20 selected Non-Formal Basic Education (NFBE) Centres in marginalised communities of selected Union Councils (UCs) in Rawalpindi district. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-317134-MoU-signed-for-provision-of-education-to-students


Transparency in CCTV camera tender award ordered

Minister of State for the Capital Administration and Development Division Barrister Usman Ibrahim has Minister had ordered the relevant authorities to ensure transparency in the award of the contract of CCTV camera installations at the government schools and colleges of Islamabad Capital Territory.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-317135-Transparency-in-CCTV-camera-tender-award-ordered


Teachers condemn issuance of warning to colleague

 A professor of the IMCB G-10/4 has been issued a warning for his alleged satirical text messages, which were assumed to be ridiculing the director model colleges of Federal Directorate of Education (FDE).

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/10-May-2015/teachers-condemn-issuance-of-warning-to-colleague


Beaconites performances on Wisdom Day

‘Wisdom Day’ was held at the Beaconhouse Senior Branch Gulrez, an event that consolidated year-round activities aimed at fostering among grades 6,7 and 8 students a culture of learning.  

Complete Story:http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-317139-Beaconites-performances-on-Wisdom-Day


RMS organises Digital Literacy Expo

Roots Millennium Schools Digital Literacy Department organised Millennium Enhanced Learning & Teaching-MELT Digital Literacy Expo 2015, here at RCI Millennium Campus I-9/3, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-317131-RMS-organises-Digital-Literacy-Expo


Labour Day celebrated at SLS School

Labour Day was celebrated at Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School, Islamabad campus, says a press release. A special assembly was prepared by the students to highlight the plights and the importance of the rights of labourers, especially in Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-317133-Labour-Day-celebrated-at-SLS-School


Silver Jubilee of Am Anglo School

A colourful ceremony was held here in connection with Silver Jubilee celebrations of Am Anglo School and College, which was participated by a large number of parents and Army officials.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-317307-Silver-Jubilee-of-Am-Anglo-School


SLS student recognised at OUP poetry contest

Hamna Umar of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School, Lalazar Campus was recognised for her poetry writing skills at the Oxford University Press, Islamabad’s first ever Poetry Slam held here, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-317310-SLS-student-recognised-at-OUP-poetry-contest


QAU BA/BSc exams to begin on 25th

The Quaid-i-Azam University will begin the annual BA/BSc examination later this month.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-317127-QAU-BABSc-exams-to-begin-on-25th

Awareness lecture held at FJWU

Student Affairs Committee of the Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) organised an awareness lecture on ‘Disasters, their Management, Disaster Risk Reduction and Evacuation Plan’ here.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-317136-Awareness-lecture-held-at-FJWU


Appointment of IIUI president causes confusion

The appointment of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) president, which will be confirmed in a meeting of the board of directors on May 19, violates the university act.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1181239/appointment-of-iiui-president-causes-confusion


AIOU decides to hold exams countrywide from May 18

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) decided to hold examinations for the autumn semester across the country simultaneously from May 18. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/10-May-2015/aiou-decides-to-hold-exams-countrywide-from-may-18


AIOU launches complaint cell

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has launched an online complaint management centre to enable students to streamline the complaint registration and redressal mechanism.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201005110331&EN_ID=11201005110106&EMID=11201005110053



Honoring schools producing 100% results

An event held at Allama Iqbal Model School, Tarlai Kalan on awarding 130 schools for producing 100% results through Federal Directorate of Education 5th Board. Chairman Federal Board said that private institutions are also performing well.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102842421&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150511


Graduation ceremony

The youth should work hard and become an integral part of the country’s growth. This was stated by Bahria University Pro-Chancellor and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah on Saturday was addressing the university’s 13th convocation.

Complete Story:http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201005100315&EN_ID=11201005100097&EMID=11201005100053





Conference on Rehabilitation Sciences begins

Three-day national conference on ‘Comprehensive approach on Rehabilitation Sciences’ (NCRS-2015) organised by Riphah International University began here on Saturday at Jacaranda Club with a call to develop collective approach to treat disabilities and promote rehabilitation.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-317302-Conference-on-Rehabilitation-Sciences-begins


Importance of national language highlighted

Renowned religious scholar Dr. Anis Ahmad spoke at the opening ceremony of the International Islamic University (IIU) School in Sector E-11.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-317303-Importance-of-national-language-highlighted


Raising political awareness through music

A concert to raise awareness of political rights and student politics among the city’s youth, Titled “The Songs of Freedom”, was organised by the Awami Workers Party (AWP) and the National Students Federation (NSF) at the Aabpara Community Centre.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201005100319&EN_ID=11201005100098&EMID=11201005100054


IST Youth Carnival concludes

The Youth Carnival organised by Institute of Space Technology (IST) concluded at IST here on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-317312-IST-Youth-Carnival-concludes



A three-day annual NaSCon kicked off at the FAST National University on Friday to provide the participants from across the country a platform to showcase their skills and talent in the field of science and technology.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/883302/fast-nascon-proving-your-scientific-technological-skills/




Rawalpindi’s heritage sites fading into anonymity

Not a single building of historical significance in the garrison city is on the protected list of heritage and archaeological sites maintained by the Punjab Ministry of School Education, Higher Education and Youth Affairs, Sports, Archaeology and Tourism.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/883869/in-need-of-ownership-rawalpindis-heritage-sites-fading-into-anonymity/




‘Education, health will get larger allocations’

Finance Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman said on Saturday interest of the common man should not be undermined while levying taxes on social sector. He said 26.25 per cent of the budget had been allocated for the education sector and 11.66 per cent for health.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/883874/budget-planning-education-health-will-get-larger-allocations/



Punjab spends 40 percent of development budget till March

At the end of March this year, the utilization of funds for building of roads stands at 86.6 percent of the total budgetary allocation compared to 28 percent for higher education

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-05-09/page-3/detail-2


Geotagging of 13,794 seminaries completed

Provincial Home Minister retired Col Shuja Khanzada says that geo-tagging of 13,794 seminaries has been completed under the National Action Plan (NAP) and data is available to security agencies.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1180909/geotagging-of-13794-seminaries-completed


Six development schemes approved

According to a spokesman, the schemes approved included the third-party evaluation of literacy projects (PC-II) worth Rs18m, hiring of consultant firm for survey/estimation for reconstruction of dangerous buildings of schools in Punjab (PC-II) for Rs31m

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1180908/six-development-schemes-approved


‘Ailaan report acknowledges education reforms in KP’

In a statement issued here on Friday, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Punjab President Ejaz Chaudhry, said the Sharif brothers had been ruling Punjab for 30 years, but they had not been able to change the fate of public schools in the province.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1180912/ailaan-report-acknowledges-education-reforms-in-kp


‘Education must be devolved to district level’

At a seminar organised by Alif Ailan on Bahalwalpur’s education budget said on Saturday, speakers stressed provincial governments should establish a finance commission award on the pattern of the National Finance Commission to ensure equitable distribution of resources.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/883888/resource-distribution-education-must-be-devolved-to-district-level/


A primary school with no basic facilities

Just a hearing distance from the residence of a PML-N MNA, a state-run primary school is functioning without a boundary wall and basic facilities like potable water and a toilet. With a strength of over 200 students, the Government Boys Primary School, Chak 267-GB, Samundri, is situated on main Faisalabad-Samundri Road.

Complete Story:  http://www.dawn.com/news/1181066/a-primary-school-with-no-basic-facilities


Education Dept to move against teachers who went to protest rally in Lahore

The Education Department has ordered action against teachers who participated in a Muttahida Asatiza Mahaaz (MAM) rally in Lahore last week.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/884230/in-trouble-education-dept-to-move-against-teachers-who-went-to-protest-rally-in-lahore/


Teachers refuse to buy govt’s claim on demands

Activists of Muttahida Mahaz Asataza continued with their sit-in in front of the Punjab Assembly for the third consecutive day on Sunday to press the provincial government for acceptance of their demands while the education department claimed the teachers’ grievances had been redressed.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1181282/teachers-refuse-to-buy-govts-claim-on-demands













Schoolteachers in Punjab remain divided on their rights

The ongoing protest by Muttahida Mahaz Asataza Punjab (MMAP), which entered the third day on Sunday, has failed to attract government’s attention primarily because of division within the teaching community ranks.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-317496-Schoolteachers-in-Punjab-remain-divided-on-their-rights


Securing the private institutions and affiliating with secondary higher education

All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association met with Secretary Higher Education. They discussed issues being faced by private schools. Secretary Education said that government is working to secure the private institutions from uncertainty.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102837232&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150508



Security SOPs not operational in schools

Government provided mobile phone sims to schools however, as of yet they have not been activated and are non-functional.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-05-08&edition=ISL&id=1685947_80540184


Charter of Demand by teachers accepted

Provincial Secretary Education accepted the charter of Demands by teachers and ordered to promote the teachers as soon as possible. Secretary wriote to EDOs for promotion of teachers by 31st May 2015.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-05-08&edition=ISL&id=1685961_77027814


Upgrading of 107 schools not approved

Chief Minister Punjab did not approve upgrading proposals of 107 schools worth of 900 million. CM said to consider it for next budget. In this budget, government has to give stipend to students.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-05-08/page-8/detail-34


Member assembly adopting schools

Provincial Education minister said that member of assembly are adopting schools. He said that “Parho Punjab Barho Punjab” would bring a big change in education sector of the region.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Rawalpindi/2015-05-08/page-8



Students facing hurdles during intermediate exams

Students are facing hurdles during intermediate exams at Lahore. Electricity shortage is regular at examination centers. A number of students complained against it.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/09-05-2015/p2/story.aspx?param=amtani.jpg


Round Two Of Documents Collection, Agreement Signing Of Phase-9

The Punjab Education Foundation has announced the second round of documents collection/agreements signing of newly selected private schools for educational partnership under expansion phase 9 of foundation assisted school (FAS) program.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=263726



TAP sets up peace clubs at 30 schools

As part of its campaign against terrorism, Tanzeem Al-Fajar Pakistan (TAP) has established peace clubs at 30 schools of Data Gunj Bakhsh, Ravi and Samanabad towns in collaboration with Umeed Jawan Programme.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/10-May-2015/tap-sets-up-peace-clubs-at-30-schools


PHEC to debate order on research topics

The Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) is set to discuss a circular issued by the Higher Education Department (HED) to universities about “anti-culture and anti-Pakistan” research.

Complete Story:http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201005090322&EN_ID=11201005090102&EMID=11201005090050


MoU signed on environment education

WWF-Pakistan signed an MoU with College of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Punjab University, to spread environmental education through WWF-Pakistan’s International Eco-Internship programme.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-317109-MoU-signed-on-environment-education



Ameerud Din Medical College gets new teachers

Chairman Board of Management Post Graduate Medical Institute, Ameer-ud-Din Medical College and Lahore General Hospital Zia-ud-Din Kh distributed letters among 19 newly recruited teachers at a ceremony held on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/10-May-2015/ameerud-din-medical-college-gets-new-teachers


Ghazi University’s agri faculty faces closure

The Higher Education Commission has expressed concern over the performance of the Ghazi University Faculty of Agriculture and directed the university administration to immediately take steps to revamp it, The Express Tribune has learnt.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201005110193&EN_ID=11201005110068&EMID=11201005110035


Students advised to concentrate on studies

A group of over 100 students and faculty members of FC College Lahore visited the Corps Headquarters Lahore Friday. Commander Lahore Corps Lieutenant General Naweed Zaman welcomed the students and said that the youth was the hope and future of our country.

Complete Story:http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-317120-Students-advised-to-concentrate-on-studies



Beaconhouse JTC brings Shakespeare alive

Beaconhouse Johar Town Campus Boys Branch held its annual play at Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/05/11/city/lahore/beaconhouse-jtc-brings-shakespeare-alive/


Musical, literary show

A two-day national conference featuring a musical and literary show will be held at the University of Management and Technology (UMT) starting from May 11 (Monday)

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-317110-Musical-literary-show



Provincial Ombudsperson Farkhanda Waseem Afzal will deliver a keynote lecture on the topic of anti-harassment at workplace at FC College on Monday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-317402-Lecture


New postgraduate programs at GCU

Master of Laws in Forensic Justice and MS in Child Guidance and Educational Counseling are among the seven new postgraduate programs the Government College University, Lahore, will be initiating from next academic session starting in June this year.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1181079/new-postgraduate-programmes-at-gcu





Low quality material being using in school construction

A report submitted to assistant commission reveals that a low quality material being using at large scale in construction of a Government Girls high School, Shirkpur Sharif. Assistant commissioner has forwarded report to higher officials.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/10-05-2015/p2/story.aspx?param=6.jpg


26.25% of budget reserved for education

Minister for excise and taxation said that government is focusing on social sector. He said that government reserved 26.25% of total budget for education and 11.66% for health sector.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102841009&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150510


Two girl students found dead

Two students of master’s were found dead at the home of one of them at Arood Afghana village on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1181289/two-girl-students-found-dead


Digital library to be set up at UAF, says VC

A digital library and information centre will be set up at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) at the cost of Rs1.3 billion, Vice Chancellor Iqrar Ahmad Khan said on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201005100281&EN_ID=11201005100084&EMID=11201005100047


250 doctors awarded CPSP fellowship degrees

The College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPS) on Thursday awarded the Fellow of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (FCPS) and the Member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (MCPS) degrees to 250 and 70 candidates respectively.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/878774/250-doctors-awarded-cpsp-fellowship-degrees/


College of Physicians and Surgeons praised

The Standing Committee on National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination has expressed satisfaction with the performance of College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSP). The committee met on Saturday with MNA Khalid Hussain Magsi in the chair.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/883882/healthcare-college-of-physicians-and-surgeons-praised/ 


Medical teachers’ recruitment

The chief minister has directed the health department to fill all teaching positions at the four newly set-up medical colleges in Punjab.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1181083/medical-teachers-recruitment







Half of Sindh’s enrolled students drop out before reaching class 5

A report by the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (Acted), titled ‘Pathways through Education: Dropout and Students at Risk in Rural Sindh’ was launched on Thursday in Karachi. The report showed that almost half of the 800,000 children that are enrolled in class one in Sindh each year drop out before they reach class five.

Complete Story:http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201005090081&EN_ID=11201005090025&EMID=11201005090012


Education dept starts crackdown on ‘fake’ teachers

After holding his ground against thousands of illegal appointments of schoolteachers in Karachi, the Sindh education department’s additional chief secretary has turned his attention to the rest of the province.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201005110073&EN_ID=11201005110023&EMID=11201005110011


CM asks for ‘public-oriented’ development plan for next fiscal year

The assistant chief secretary, Waseem, said that a scheme worth Rs1.3 billion for the establishment of five public schools in Sanghar, Tando Muhammad, Tando Allahyar, Ghotki and Matiari would be completed if Rs668.4 million were released in the beginning of the next financial year.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201505100092&EN_ID=11201505100037&EMID=11201505100014



Call to persuade people to prefer schools over seminaries

A seminar on Thatta-Sujawal ji taleem – maazi aeen haal (Education in Thatta-Sujawal — past and present) was organised jointly by NGOs Alif Ailaan and Sindh Radiant Organisation at Makli Gymkhana on Saturday where speakers stressed that people should be encouraged to get their children enrolled in schools for early education instead of seminaries.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1180968/call-to-persuade-people-to-prefer-schools-over-seminaries


Cheating still significant after all measures

After all efforts, warnings and announcements cheating could not control. Cheating was continuing in presence of Police at intermediate examination centers at Sindh. Photostat machines were also opened.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-05-09/page-14



Govt determined to revise curriculum, says Khuhro

Sindh Senior Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said that the provincial government is determined to revise and update the curriculum, which is key to the achievement of the high standard of education.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1181199/govt-determined-to-revise-curriculum-says-khuhro


NAB arrested admission officer at Sindh medical College

National Accountability Bureau has arrested an officer of Sindh medical College who was admitting candidates unlawfully. He issues the fake admission and enrollment cards to the students.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-05-08/page-8


75 percent schools do not have any sanitation at Khapro

A survey reveals that almost 75% schools do not have toilet facility at Khapro. 300 out of 630 schools are not operational. 250 schools do not have any building.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-11-2015/karachi/page4.asp#


Sind and Switzerland collaboration in education

Switzerland Consulate recently visited Sindh University. He said that there should be long-term collaboration between Sindh University and universities of Switzerland. He said that there is need to collaborate in tourism, education, trade and other components for the development.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-05-10&edition=KCH&id=1689110_31215983


New Medical College at Karachi University

Syndicate has approved new medical college at Karachi University. Beside this syndicate also approved to have heads of 14 departments and private security in different departments.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102841364&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150511


Development changes in education department

Audit report shows that almost 130 million rupees irregularities and corruption found in Reform Support Unit. After Supreme Court decision, the influential manager at RSU could not be banned.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-05-11&edition=KCH&id=1691431_70012637


Corruption in Special Education

All Pakistan Clerks Association protested against corruption committing at Special Education Centers. They said that non-merit postings happening at special education institutes.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-08-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=08_11.gif


Teachers expelled on fake degrees

Education Department, Sindh has expelled teachers with fake degrees. In first round department will audit the documents of those teachers recruited in 1992. Initially audit will start from Naushero feroze then Khairpur and Sukkur.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2015-05-08/page-1 


Sindh Textbook Board is non-efficient in distributing textbooks on demands

Sindh textbook Board did not work efficiently. There is still 30 to 60 percent shortage of books at schools. Board has distributed fewer books than demanded.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102836239&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150508


President underlines need for women education

Speaking at convocation-2014 of the Jinnah University for Women (JUW), first university exclusively for women in the country on Saturday, President Mamnoon Hussain emphasised the need for promotion of quality and modern education especially among girls for a developed and prosperous Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1180970/president-underlines-need-for-women-education




First all-girls school in Bittra: Desert rose

Fifteen kilometres from Chelhar in Sindh’s desert district of Tharparkar, a differently-abled woman of Bittra village is making sure the blossom of childhood is not stemmed by a fate of abject poverty. Hasna Umrani, 30, established the first all-girls school in her village, in 2011.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/882491/first-all-girls-school-in-bittra-desert-rose/


Young student killed at his seminary in Sujawal

A 12-year-old boy was slain in the oldest seminary of Sujawal on Friday morning causing panic among other students and people of the town.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1180802/young-student-killed-at-his-seminary-in-sujawal


NAB takes custody of LUH’s six-year record

A team of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officers on Friday collected Liaquat University Hospital’s records relating to the purchase and disposal of medicines worth millions of rupees during the period 2007-2013.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1180800/nab-takes-custody-of-luhs-six-year-record


Mamnoon wants Urdu as medium of instruction for higher education

Addressing a ceremony held here on Saturday night to mark the foundation-laying ceremony of “Urdu Bagh”, a dedicated facility of Anjuman-e-Tarraqi-e-Urdu, Pakistan, President Mamnoon Hussain said nations strongly rooted in their culture and language were witnessed to be achieving heights in terms of social, economic and technological development.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/05/10/city/karachi/mamnoon-wants-urdu-as-medium-of-instruction-for-higher-education/




IU’s new campus hosts vintage cars, basant mela

A basant mela with a line-up of vintage cars drew over 4,000 people to Iqra University’s (IU) new campus in North Karachi on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201505100185&EN_ID=11201505100075&EMID=11201505100027 


‘Promotion of native languages key to development’   

An international conference on “Urdu Social Media Summit” organised jointly by Karachi University’s Department of Mass Communication and the Urdu Source on Friday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-317090-Promotion-of-native-languages-key-to-development



Napa announces Zia Mohyeddin’s next project

The National Academy of Performing Arts’ next production is what its programme director Arshad Mahmud calls their “best foot forward”, a dramatisation of Maxim Gorky’s play The Philistines. Directed by industry veteran Zia Mohyeddin and titled Dhaiti Deewarain, the play is set to be staged at Napa from May 14-31.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1180808/napa-announces-zia-mohyeddins-next-project


Napa to stage Maxim Gorky classic from May 14

The National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) will stage Russian author Maxim Gorky’s classic play “The Phillistines” – translated as “Dhaiti Deewarein” – at the academy from May 14 to May 31.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-317097-Napa-to-stage-Maxim-Gorky-classic-from-May-14




Education report card

THE state of public education in Pakistan has been abysmal for years. We must spot the many weaknesses of the system and work towards rectifying these inadequacies. Reports such as Alif Ailaan’s District Education Rankings help identify the weak spots. The advocacy group recently launched the 2015 edition of the rankings, examining the state of education in the country’s 148 districts and agencies.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1181182/education-report-card


Must do better

The report issued by the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT) on the PML-N’s first year of governance is no less ruthless, than a school report card. There has been a very welcome improvement in the literacy rate, but with half the population living below the official poverty line, the Millennium Development Goals all look set to be missed. 

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201005110082&EN_ID=11201005110026&EMID=11201005110014


Democracy, society and change by Inayatullah

The addition of article 25-A relating to Right to Education will not yield any positive results unless we have the will to provide for the needed resources to setup efficient country-wide programmes. Both quality-and-quantity-wise Pakistan is lagging behind the rest of the world.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2015-05-09/page-7/detail-0


Land scams and the academia by S.M Naseem

PIDE is seeking from QAU the allocation of 15-16 acres of its land for construction of PIDE’s new campus in exchange for a handsome amount (stated to be around Rs. 500 million), along with the institute’s current building built with its own funds inside the main QAU campus in 1977. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-317349-Land-scams-and-the-academia


Universities, Inc. by Ben Agger

Universities must hire rain makers, especially in STEM disciplines, in order to keep the lights on in the offices of faculty like me who purvey critical theory and cultural studies. Without “productive” electrical engineers and biologists, with large start-up packages used to leverage funded research, the 21st public research university couldn’t stay open.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-317158-Universities-Inc


Peshawar School for Peace: Making the peacemakers of tomorrow by Anam Gill

The barbaric attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, where innocent souls became victims to mindless horror, still resonated in my head like as if it happened yesterday. The incident left me hopeless, broken and bordering on cynicism.

Complete Story: http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/27575/peshawar-school-for-peace-making-the-peacemakers-of-tomorrow/


Letters to the Editor


Nepotism at institute

This is about the dismal state of affairs at the Public Health School in Karachi. There seems be no administration in place and the institute is in ruins owing to the unprofessional attitude of those in charge. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/883762/nepotism-at-institute/


Plagiarism and PhDs

The internet, among other factors, has made plagiarism easier in Pakistan. It is a common occurrence in Pakistan to see those who do not know the basics of their subjects hold PhD degrees in them. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/883244/plagiarism-and-phds/


Poor teaching in colleges

After completing their matriculation, most students seek admission to local government colleges. There is often no way to make distinctions among colleges as all seem to be focusing on the same, old methods of teaching already prevalent in our education system.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/883241/poor-teaching-in-colleges/


Reduced varsity fees

It is not possible for any underdeveloped country to move forward on the path of development without decreasing semester fees to some extent, particularly for students of public-sector universities.

Complete Story:

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


To eliminate the copy in the exams from the gross roots level, examination halls monitoring will be strict

Peshawar: Chief Minister Special Assistant Malik Shah Muhammad issued the special instruction to the officials of the Board to eliminate the copy in the examination and ensured the monitoring of the Examination Halls.

Complete Story: Daily Awamun Nass, Peshawar, Page No.2

Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.2

Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.8


FIPWA Welcome the Universities Act amendment approval

Peshawar:  Universities Act amendment approval will assist the educational development & merit implementation in the Universities.  These views shared by the FIPWA administrative Officials during the meeting. 

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


Teacher’s cases desired to immediate forward otherwise we will hold protest

Peshawar:  Teachers Organization Pakistan central General Secretary said the Accountant Office should immediate move the files of the teachers’ pension cases, GP Fund etc. otherwise we will hold protest against them.

Complete Story: http://www.naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx


The Fata teachers are treated as step mother, Aziz-ul-Haq

Fata: Jandool PET and DM teachers demanded from the government for the up gradation policy re implementation. If the policy not implemented than teachers are constraints to hold protest.

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


Time scale is the basic right of the teachers. M.Sattar Khan

FATA: Thana All CT Teachers Association provincial General Secretary Muhammad Sattar Khan said that the time scale is the basic right of the teachers. The teachers of the entire KP province have their hope with them.

Complete Story: http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/index.php?city=peshawar&page=61&date=2015-05-11


Charsadda: School teacher given corporal punishment to the students

Charsadda:  Government Middle School teacher given corporal punishment to the class 8th students due the brutal act the fingers of the students were broken and he left the education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102842252&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150511


Mutahida Tulaba Mahaz announced to hold campaign against the MNA

Peshawar: Mutahida Tulabad Mahaz Khyber Agency announced to hold campaign against the MNA as he is ignoring his area residents to solve their problems. 

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102839959&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150510

Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.2


To assigned the desired Halls to the Private schools will be eliminated stirictly

Peshawar: Chief Minister Special Assistant Malik Shah Muhammad issued the special instruction to the officials of the Board to eliminate the copy in the examination and ensured the monitoring of the Examination Halls.

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

Daily Awamun Nass, Peshawar, Page No.2


Universities integrity will be save on any cost

Peshawar:  In the Peshawar University a meeting was held by FUPWASA Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under the chairmanship Dr.Qazi Fazal Nasir. The meeting was attended by different universities executive members. Participant announced that the integrity of the universities will be ensured on any cost.

Complete Story: http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTEzMDQw 


Government should review the increase in the Colleges and Universities fees

Peshawar: A meeting was held in the Peshawar University Pearl Line by the Bangash Students Society. The students of the different universities were attended this meeting. The meeting was address by the Central President Syed Naseem Bangash and others. He said the government should review the increase in the colleges and universities fesses. He said the increase in the fees is the hurdle in the education of the poor students.  

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


Charsadda: Closed school open after the 23 years lands clearance taken from the owner

Charsadda: Closed school open after the 23 years lands clearance taken from the owner by the Assistant Commissioner, Charsadda, Officials of the Education Department and Police joint efforts.  School was opened for the girl’s students. 

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=6&date=2015-05-10


Commerce & Management Sciences College Chakdara students hold protest against Examination staff.

Chakdara: College of Commerce and Management Science Chakdara dozens of FSc students hold protest against the staff of the examination.  Students demanded immediate removal of the examination superintendent M.Irshad.

Complete Story:  http://dailymashriq.com.pk/index.php?edition=&date=&page=3&type=


Government High School, Topi given Higher Secondary grade

Swabi: After the efforts of the Member Provincial Assembly in Topi City Babai Education Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayum Khan (Late) school which established in 1928 had provided the Higher Secondary School.

Complete Story: http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTEyODA2


Mostly teachers refused to give duties in Local government election

Peshawar: Mostly teachers refused to give duties in local government election on 30th May, 2015. Some teachers desire their choice polling stations, Returning Officer received the application.

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=9&date=2015-05-09


Primary School Teachers hold protest in favor of their demands

Peshawar:  Primary school teachers hold protest in front of Peshawar Press Club in favor of their demands. The demanded time scale, equal curriculum and up gradation according to the National Policy.

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


Demand to fill Gomal University administrative posts from the senior employees

D.I.Khan. The monthly meeting of the Gomal University Officers Welfare Association General Body was held under the chairmanship of the Akhter Hussain Shah.  The meeting was decided that the a delegation would be met with Vice Chancellor and requested him to appoint on the administrative posts a university senior employees.

Complete Story: http://dailymashriq.com.pk/index.php?edition=&date=&page=3&type




Government is taking serious steps

CM Baluchistan said a nation who struggles for milestones to achieve will find respect and success in a result. Baluchistan government has taken remarkable steps for uplifting standards of education for example increase in budget and appointments on merit.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No.3


Effected education system

Wadh: Mr. Khan Muhammad a socio tribal leader said in primary school wadh (kili khan Muhammad) officials are appointing new teachers on daily basis due to this rotation education of children is interrupting again and again.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No.3


Education has become profession

Quetta: BSO member Javed Baloch said transport facility is not available to University students and merit system is not followed by university administration.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/backpage/


No nation can succeed without education

Jafferabad: Mir Imdad shahi while addressing his nation said no nation can achieve success without education.

Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-05-11/page-3


Educational development is Vision & Mission of present government

Turbat: Education committee chairman Qadir Bux Baloch said present government Vision & Mission is educational development. He said government has taken remarkable steps in development of education.

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


Educational institutes and hospitals in dilapidated conditions

Quetta: JUI Quetta Ameer Molana Wali Muhammad Turabi said despite hefty allocation of budget on educational institutes and hospitals yet buildings are on its last legs.

Complete Story: Daily Jang, Quetta, Page No. 13


CM Baluchistan & opposition leader districts are back in education ranking

Quetta: Regarding District education ranking in Baluchistan Chief Minister and Opposition leader districts are back in literacy ranking. Survey conducted by SDPI and Alif Ailaan.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No.1


Primary schools are closed from several months

Nokundi: Tribal leader Qari Abdul Majeed said primary school Bedik and Haji Dad Muhammad are closed from several months due to local students are suffering. He said District education officer should take notice of this problem.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No.3


Article 25A should be implemented for the promotion of education

Othal: Taleem-0-Aagahi organization organized a global action week related to educational activities. In which District education officer female said for the promotion of education article 25A should be implemented with the collaboration of public and private sector.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No.3


When dream of educational reforms will come true

Gandawah: Aurangzaib Deenari UC khari chairman said when dream will come true of standard education with educational reforms. He said still in Jhal-Magsi several schools are closed, dozens of teacher vacancies are vacant.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page3/


Teacher absenteeism will not be tolerated

Turbat: District council ketch chairman Fida Husain Dashti said absenteeism of teachers will not be tolerated to ruin the future of children.

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


Developed nations are ruling over the world due to education

Quetta: Member of Provincial assembly Nasrullah Zeray said without education nation cannot achieve set targets, present government priority is education. He said to keep away students from extremism and sectarianism is duty of teachers.

Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-05-09/page-3



Barkhan education system should be improved

Barkhan: Socio political figures said in Barkhan education system is so slow, no basic facilities in schools are provided. Due to such conditions especially girl student’s literacy ratio is dropping with time to time.

Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-05-09/page-3


Reflections of educational results 

Turbat: Haji Behram Dashti of National party said CM Baluchistan and Chairman Ketch has taken revolutionary steps for the betterment of education in the whole province especially in remote areas. He said results of such steps are visible in the areas.

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


Notice should be taken of substandard material

Tump: Students and parent demanded for taking notice of substandard material usage in construction of Government girl’s middle school Dazan.

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


Wandering boy’s bases should be removed

Loralai: Female students and teachers are facing music due to bases of wandering boys near the school, college area. Government should ensure the security and peaceful environment to students and teachers for the noble cause of education.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page3/




School without building, students worried; compel to get education in open sky

District Bahawalpur: Government girl’s primary school Nanday Lal Uch Sharif is without building, 100 girls get education in open sky in hot summer season. 50 years ago this school was sanctioned. Students and their parents are worried as their children’s health and education is at risk.

Complete Story: Daily Nayya Daur, Multan, Page No.2


Student Future at risk, not teach Mathematic and English

District Bahawalpur: Parents demanded to appoint the qualified teachers for English and Maths Subject in Govt. High School 89-F .They shared that IT in charge Miss Bushra and Other SST Teachers spend their duty time in staff in spite of teaching the children in class. They demanded to transfer the teachers and appoint the new qualified teachers request to Chief Minister, DCO and EDO Education Bahawalpur.

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Mail, Multan, Page No.6


Land approved for school

District Rahim Yar Khan: Noor Muhammad Numberdar Chak No.266 shared with Media that they have donated their land Chak no.266 Bangla Manthar sixteen years ago for the establishment of Primary school, some anti-education persons want to have power over the land. He requested to DCO Rahim Yar Khan AC Sadiqabad to take action against those persons and immediately construct the Primary school as the children of Chak 266 could not go to another schools at long distance.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.9


Students worried about their education, as Girls/Boys Schools without teachers

District Rahim Yar KhanGovernment Primary Schools (Girls & Boys) in Hassan Abad, Faiza Abad have not the enough teachers. Due to lack of teachers in schools children are facing difficulties to complete their syllabus. Residential of said area demanded to EDO Education to fill up the vacant post. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.9


Teachers Protest against Education Department to give Dera Schools under Danish School System

District: Dera Gazi Khan, District Education Department make decision to put Govt. Boys High School 1 under the supervision of Danish School System. Responding this action Punjab Teachers Union protested and considers this policy as anti for the children education. Teachers shared that Govt. Boys High School 1 showing its best results every year but Punjab Government just want to hide the failure of Danish School System, by making this sort of decision. Teachers demanded to Education department to cancel this decision.

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No.6


Construction of Girls College, Wohwa begins

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Sardar Amjad Farooq Khossa addressed the Foundation stone laying ceremony of Govt. Girls College Wohwa and said that the college was demand of the people of the area.  The cost of 110 Million rupees will be incurred on the said college and will be completed in 18 months.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.12


School teacher suspended for torturing students

Dera Ghazi Khan: EDO Shahid Salim suspended a school teacher named Saeed Ahmed Gazar and asked him to report to Education Office.  The said teacher had reportedly tortured the students and used abusive language to the students some three days ago; the students had held a protest rally and block the Indus Highway.

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


Students being charged RS.500/- for School Leaving Certificate

District Bahawalpur: The Headmasters and teachers of Govt. Middle School Mohallah Khass-o-Aamm are charging RS.500/- per student for issuing School Leaving Certificate.  The students are compelled to come again and again and the certificate is issued on a plane paper which does not have any legal value.  The Principal of the school stays home and comes to school once a month and the teachers are always busy on the mobile phone instead of teaching the students.  

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.8


Girls School Khairpur Sadat building turns into ruins

District Muzaffargarh: The building of Govt. Girls High School Khaipur Sadat has turned into ruins.  The school does not have Computer Lab and IT teachers so the students are deprived of modern education.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.7


CM orders to fill vacant seats in all Medical Colleges of Punjab

District Lahore: The CM Punjab has issued orders to fill up the vacant seats in all the Medical Colleges of Punjab.  The initial appointment will be on contract for a period of 5 years.  The contract will be later extended.  The recruitment committees have been formed. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.8


Punjab Government to provide solar systems to schools

District Lahore: The Punjab government has asked all district administrations to prepared lists of schools that are without electricity.  In the first phase, the rural schools will be provided solar energy. 

Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.1


Intermediate students without cold water, electricity at Examination Centres

District Multan: The Intermediate students are appearing for their Board Examinations, but they do not have cold water and electricity at their examination centres. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-05-10/page-8 


Principal Govt. Emerson College deseated by Secretary Education

District Multan: The Secretary Education has de-seated Abdul Jabbar, Principal Govt. Emerson College Multan for having a quarrel with a lecturer Rana Irshad and then complaining the Secretary Education directly.  After a few days, the Secretary Education was transferred and the new Secretary Education de-seated the Principal.   

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-05-10/page-8 


Chairman Senate orders to make Constitutional History part of syllabus up to Intermediate

District Islamabad: The Chairman Senate, Raza Rabbani, after having discussions with leaders of different parties, tells Federal and Provincial governments to make Constitutional History of Pakistan to part of education syllabus up to Intermediate classes.    

Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.8


School teacher with fake degree enjoying job for 7 years

District Bahawalnagar: Bushra Ejaz, IT teacher at Govt. Girls High School Chak No.89/F, Hasilpur has been enjoying job and salaries on the basis of fake degree.  The Education Department had issued notifications for verifications of degrees, but the said teacher had been beating about the bush during all these years.   

Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.3


High Court orders to ensure 5 per cent quota for Christians in Education Department

District Multan: Justice Shahid Karim, a judge of Multan High Court, after listening to the arguments of Suhail Benet Advocate in a writ petition regarding appointment of minorities in government jobs ordered that 5 per cent quota must be ensure for Christian teachers in the Education Department.   

Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.8


Private schools make education out of reach of the poor children

District Bahawalpur: The private schools are mushrooming in and around Bahawalpur.  They are so expensive that education is out of the reach of the poor children.  Most of the schools are unregistered and the education quality of these schools is very poor because the owners hire unemployed youth as teacher on RS.2000 – 3000 per month.  They also keep increasing the fees every year and charge thousands of rupees for uniforms and books.     

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No.6

Compete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.3


Lahore Board waivered B Form Condition for orphan children

District Lahore: The Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education has waived the condition of B From with the admission Forms for the Education Board.  All the Education Boards of Punjab have waived this condition and said that the orphan children could enter the name of the head of the welfare institution in the column wherein the name of the father is required.  

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No.1


Girls Degree College sanctioned for Kot Samabah

District Rahim Yar Khan: Mian Imtiaz Ahmed, MNA and Parliamentary Secretary for Ports & Shipping, while addressing a function at Kot Samabah has said that a Girls Degree College will be constructed at Kot Samabah very soon and all the development projects will be completed in time.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-05-09/page-08


Government schools destroyed due to government policies (Colum by Asif Iqbal Soomro)

District Muzaffargarh: The government schools have been destroyed due to the policies of the government.  The bureaucrats send their own children to expensive private schools and that is why they do not take any interest in the improvement of the government schools because these schools are meant for the children of the poor people.  The private schools are showing good results.  The bureaucrats dump all the responsibilities of the failure of the government schools on the teachers.  Both teachers and bureaucrats are responsible for failure of the good performance of the government schools.  The extra duties of teachers are causing harm to the teaching duties of the teachers.        

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




Hunger Strike against School closure

District Jamshoro: Sindh United Party and Jamshoro Itehad held hunger strike against closure of School of Bhiriya Village. They told that the only girls Primary School of the village is closed since 7 years; even World Bank and National Development have issued funds for the School to restore it. They demanded from Secretary Education Mr. Fazal UL Allah Pechuho and Sindh Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro to take notice and restore School.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130268364&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150511



Candidates protested for JST offer orders

District Naushehro Feroz: Junior School Teachers along with members of JIST from Moro City protested for offer orders of JST Post. They declared that in 2013 they had qualified the screening test for teaching posts, but since then they have been kept aloof of getting offer orders. They added that Education Department is issuing orders to the candidates who are providing bribe.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130268360&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150511



High School without basic facilities; students worried

District Badin: Government High School Tarai is under acute shortage of basic facilities of Teachers and Electricity. There are only six teachers for 250 Students and they are deprived of getting advanced Education. The residents have demanded from Chief Minister Sindh Mr. Qaim Ali Shah, Secretary Education and Sindh Education Minister to take notice and visit the condition of the School.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130268389&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150511



Private Schools discharged Sindhi Subject from their curriculum

District Thatto: The Private Schools of Dhabeji and Gharo have discharged Sindhi Education form their curriculum. They only prefer English and Urdu. Sindh Education Minister had issued directives to teach Sindhi Subject in Private Schools, but in spite of that Sindhi is being pushed backwards.

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School Building used as Marriage Hall; Education Minister took notice

District Larkana: Sindh Education Minister Mr.  Nisar Ahmed Khuhro took notice of School building used as marriage Hall on the complaints of citizens. According to report, the Government Primary School Shaikh Zaid Colony one was used as marriage hall. The Minister has suspended head master of the School on his involvement in the matter.

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Primary School construction work did not complete

District Jamshoro: The construction work of Government Boys Primary School Manzoor Abad is left incomplete by the contractor. The residents told media persons that tender of 20 lac rupees was granted to construct the School building, but due to noncompliance of contractor , it is left incomplete. They demanded for its construction to save future of their children.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130268416&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150511


Future of Thousands of Students of Sindh University on the verge of devastation

District Jamshoro: The Students of University of Sindh Jamshoro are waiting for their degree certificates through Convocation. Since one and half year, the convocation is not held and it is being postponed. Students demanded from Sindh Unioversity management to held convocation within time limit to save their future.

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30 Thousand Students from Taluka Naro deprived of Free text Books

District Badin: The New Education session of the year has been started in the schools, but sill students are waiting for free Government Books. Books from 1st to 5th class have not been to the students of taluka Naro. The political, social and P.T.Alif members of the city protested against delay in distribution of books.

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NTS Pass Teachers protested for salaries

District Jacobabad: NTS Pass Teachers from Kandhkot protested before D.E.O office for their salaries. They declared before media that their salaries have not been issued since 12 months. They demanded from Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho to take notice.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-05-10/news/page2/1%20(6).htm


Many Schools closed in BAkrani Taluka: E.D.O confessed

District Karachi: A Program was organized by HANDS NGO in Government Primary School village Mehrab Sandelo. On the occasion E.D.O Education Mr. Liquat Dahar while addressing to the program said that these types of Programs should be organized in the Schools because they have great importance. He confessed that most of the Schools in Bakrani Taluka are closed and Teachers are not willing to attend Schools. He added that they are trying to restore closed schools.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-05-10/news/page3/1%20(37).htm


Seminar on “Vote for Education” in District Ghotki

District Ghotki: A Forum was organized at D.C High School Ghotki by HAWA Foundation with the help of Pakistan Collation for Education. Number of people attended the program along with civil society of the district. It was highlighted in the program that Education should be given first priority by giving trainings to the Teachers. The civil society members said that they would take action against closed Schools.

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52 Students copied case during intermediate examinations

Hyderabad: Education Board Hyderabad had formed vigilance Team to visit examination centers during first year and second year examinations. The Team had found 52 students while cheating in their English Paper. But the process of Cheating did not stop; even students have been successful to being cell phones inside the examination centers.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102839412&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150510


Shortage of basic facilities in girls High School

District Nawabshah: Government Girls High School Sakrand is under acute shortage of basic facilities of Drinking water, Furniture and other facilities. SMC funds are not properly utilized on the basic facilities. The Students told media that they bring their water from homes.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130267827&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150509


NTS Pass Teachers deprived of salaries; protest

District Jacobabad: The NTS Pass newly appointed PST, JST and HST Teachers protested for their salaries in Ghari Khero. They declared that they are performing their duty with honesty, but they have been kept deprived of their right of salary. They have demanded from government to issue their salary, otherwise they would expand their protests.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130267878&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150509


Landlord occupied School building and locked its gate

District Khairpur Mirs: The influential landlord of the village Ghilam Rasool Kaladi has occupied the building of Primary School and he is using it as his (Ottaq) sitting place. Due to his inhuman act of grabbing School building, the future of more than 100 students is on the verge of devastation. The residents have appealed from government to take notice.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-05-09/news/page3/1%20(52).htm


Public Library of Sakrand City decaying

District Nawabshah: The condition of Shah Latif Library Sakrand is poor; its roof pieces are tumbling. The District Government is not serious to take notice.

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Teachers from 24 Districts of Sindh deprived of salaries

District Umerkot: Sindh Education Department did not issue salaries of all Teachers except District Umerkot. Most of the Teachers have not been issued their personal codes to draw their salaries. Only 366 Teachers of District Umerkot have been issued salary of one month. Teachers are worried about their salary and leading difficult life.

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Commissioner directed to complete Degree College Construction work

District Umerkot: Divisional Commissioner Mirpur Khas Mr. Shafique Ahmed Mahesar visited under construction work of government Girls Degree College Samaro. On the occasion he directed Superintendent Engineering Works Services Umerkot to complete the construction work on immediate basis that class from August 2015 could be started.

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