11 November 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Ghost schools decrease to 273

At least 273 government schools are still non-functional in K-P, stated the Annual School Census Report 2014-2015 issued by the education department this month. The statistics have been revealed at a time when the department has reportedly doled out large sums of money to promote literacy. However, the silver lining is that the number of non-functional schools is comparatively lesser than what was recorded in 2013-14.

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JI threatens agitation against change in school uniform

The Jamaat-i-Islami on Tuesday threatened to begin agitation against the proposed introduction of shirt-and trouser uniform in the province`s all government schools. `Unfortunately, the PTI led government has neither taken our leadership into confidence nor has it consulted it on the proposed change in school uniform.

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Four names shortlisted for Chairman BISE Peshawar

Education Department of KPK has shortlisted four names for the vacant post of chairman of BISE Peshawar. However, it has been decided that before sending the names to CM, the four candidates will be interviewed again.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103168582&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151111


Committee formed to vitalize MSF

Muslim Students Federation has formed a committee that would take initiatives for revitalization of MSF, indemnification of issues and eradication of inferiority complex among the students.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103168622&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151111


Road safety education

Without educating the children regarding traffic laws and road safety measures, the traffic accidents can’t be minimized. To achieve this purpose it is necessary to make road safety education more common. These views were expressed by SSP Motorway Police Masroor Alam.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-11-11/page-3


Land donation to Education Department

Pakhtunkhwah Milli Awami Party’s leader Murad Bacha has said that he had donated one acre land to education department of KPK for construction of school in PK-25 constituency. According to the contract, the department was supposed to hire staff from Murad Bacha’s constituency but the department has failed to comply with the contract.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-11-11/page-2


Government should implement the resolution related to primary school teachers

President of Qualified Primary School Teachers Association District Peshawar, John Mithra, has said that provincial assembly deserves appreciation for conceding the demands on QPTA in the form of a resolution. But that would not be sufficient. Government should take practical steps to ensure the implementation of the resolution in letter and spirit.

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450 teachers sacked from Balochistan 'ghost schools'

The Balochistan authorities have halted funding to hundreds of "ghost schools" and fired 450 absentee teachers, with officials vowing Tuesday to launch a crackdown on the practice in the province. "We have detected and stopped funds to some 650 ghost schools and sacked 450 teachers who never taught at any school but were drawing salaries," Abdul Saboor Kakar, the provincial education secretary, told AFP.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-11/page-3/detail-10



Violence in IT University

Central Chairman of Pashtun Students Federation, Imtiaz Wazir, has condemned the violence against PSF’s members and assassination attempt on Unit’s President. He said that PSF was protégé of Bacha Khan’s non-violence policy and that PSF would take all measures to produce a friendly environment for education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103167773&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151111


International organizations should support agriculture and education, Hamid Achakzai

Balochistan’s Minister for Planning and Development, Dr. Hamid Khan Achakzai, has said that collective efforts are needed for social and economic uplifting. He expressed these views while addressing inaugural function of new UNDP office in Balochistan. He emphasized that international organizations had to support agriculture and education first and foremost.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103168155&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151111


No society can develop without education, Manzoor Kaakar

Department for Social Welfare and Literacy organized a function on the occasion of World Literacy Day. Addressing at the function, MPA Manzoor Kaakar said that education was necessary for growth. The importance of the education can be gauged from the developed world. There is no shortage of talent in Balochistan. Only guidance and streamlining of the talents is needed. That can be done only through education.

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


Corruption won’t be accepted in Balochistan University, JTI

Jamiat-e-Tulaba-e-Islam’s convener, Abdul Waheed Kaakar, has said that corruption and mismanagement in Balochistan University is totally unbearable. The nationalist government has not only violated meritocracy but has also turned the university into a haven for corruption and malpractices.

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


Social change is impossible without education, Sadiq Imrani

Sadiq Imrani has said that women hold much respect in Islamic and Baloch historical traditions and that Illiteracy and ignorance are the reasons for our backwardness.

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More educational institutes in the province

Political, social and tribal figurehead, Kaleemullah Achakzai, has said that an educated individual can bring change in whole of the society. Only educated society can develop and prosper. Thus, more and more educational institutes must be established in Balochistan province.

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Meeting in Poly Technical College

A meeting was held in Poly Technical College with deputy organizer WSF, Aali Fareed Abaabki, in chair. The issues of college were discussed in the meeting and it was decided to reopen the college. Participants of the meeting were of the view that students should benefit from the latest technology as much as they can.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103167473&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151111




Government institutes should eschew from humiliating teachers

Acting President of Azad Kashmir School Teachers Organization, Mehboob Ahmed, has said that government institutes must abstain from disgracing teachers. Seeking verification of the degrees of teachers is a shameful act. If any department has any doubt on the degree of a teacher then that department should itself pay the costs of degree verification.

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FSc Part-I Results

Kashmir Public Science College Abbasspur has shown outstanding result in FSc Part – I exam. Muhammad Kamran scored the highest marks i.e. 467.

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Campus of Women University Bagh

Social and political figurehead of Tararkhal Banjosa, Sardar Resham Khan has said that a new campus of Women University Bagh must be made in Tararkhal. This would give the opportunity of higher education to girls of Tararkhal which holds a historic as well as tourist significance.

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Book bank in Azad Jammu Kashmir University

Vice Chancellor Dr. Khawaja Farooq inaugurated the book bank in central library of Azad Jammu Kashmir University. The book bank will cater to the educational and curricular needs of the students.

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Muzaffarabad Board

PML (N) has announced its support for the independent Muzaffarabad educational board movement of Mutahida Talaba Muhaaz. Barrister Iftikhar Gillani of PML (N) met a student delegate and expressed his views regarding the establishment of Muzafarabad board.

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Anti-corruption bureau’s proceedings against MIST University

Raja Qaiser Shehzad of PML (N) youth wing has said that anti-corruption bureau’s proceedings against MIST University is a commendable step. There are many financial corruptions and malpractices going on in the university.

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Imposition of processing fee of Rs 945 by Rawalpindi BISE protested

Students have voiced strong protest over imposition of processing fee of Rs 945 by Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education on certificates and admission forms for Matric and Intermediate examinations. Sources said that the board has slapped processing fee to the tune of Rs 395 on sending admission forms with regard to annual Matric and Intermediate examinations and Rs 550 for obtaining educational certificates.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-11/page-13/detail-3


APPSF demands ban on Malala's book

All Pakistan Private School Federation (APPSF) president on Tuesday launched book 'I am not Malala' and said Malala Yousafazi is not daughter of Pakistan, as she spoke against Pakistan, religion, constitution.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-11/page-13/detail-1



MIUC signs MOU with Hungarian university

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Metropolitan International University College (MIUC) and the University of Physical Education, Hungary, for launching the pilot phase of physical education at the MIUC.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-350596-MIUC-signs-MOU-with-Hungarian-university



Riphah University’s students fined

Riphah University has imposed a fine of Rs. 5000 per head on the Mphil students and stopped them from taking exams, who did not attend a seminar of the university. The students say that they were not informed about the seminar. They sought HEC’s help to intervene in the situation.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103168935&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151111


Center for Teaching Excellence in IIUI

USA’s University of North Carolina Welington will establish the center for teaching excellence in International Islamic University, Islamabad. The project will lead to capacity building of teachers by conducting multifarious conferences, workshops and seminars.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-11&edition=ISL&id=1981029_49724957


Devolution of HEC’s powers to provinces

The matter of decentralization of HEC’s powers, in the wake of 18th Amendment, is still lurking. Even five years after the 18th Amendment the powers of HEC could not be transferred to the provinces.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103169020&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151111


Girls are the silver lining for country’s growth, Chairman HEC

Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC, addressed the 13th convocation of ICG F-6/2 as a chief guest. He said that Pakistan has the largest proportion of youth. Female students are the prospective stars of our future and their hard work and struggle can bring growth and development in the country.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103169020&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151111


A memorable day for ICGians

It is the dream of every student to succeed in her long journey of getting education and to see it culminating in a graduation ceremony where she is awarded a degree for her efforts. Keeping in view this philosophy, the Islamabad College for Girls (ICG), F-6/2, held its 13th Convocation for the academic session 2011-2013 here on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-350598-A-memorable-day-for-ICGians


Govt decides to change service rules of teachers of federal institutions

Government has decided to change service rules of the teachers working in educational institutions in the federal capital. This decision was taken in a meeting of Federal Education Directorate (FED) authorities held under secretary CADD Khalid Hanif.

Complete story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/11/11/city/islamabad/govt-decides-to-change-service-rules-of-teachers-of-federal-institutions/



Belarus education minister visits AIOU

Belarus Education Minister Michael A Zhuravhov on Tuesday visited Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and showed keen interest in developing cooperative partnership between the two countries at the higher education level.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-11/page-13/detail-4





QAU: Mathematical Physics Conference Continue

The 14th regional conference on mathematical physics, organised by Quaid-i-Azam University’s National Centre for Physics (NCP) was inaugurated by VC Dr Javed Ashraf and NCP Director-General Dr Hafeez Hoorani on Monday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/989024/qau-mathematical-physics-conference-continues/




At Islamic University: US university to set up centre of excellence

University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) will establish a centre for teaching excellence (CTE) at the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI). This was announced after a two-member UNCW delegation, comprising Dr Carrie Clements and Dr Lance Cummings, held a meeting with IIUI President Dr Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh in Islamabad.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201011110355&EN_ID=11201011110106&EMID=11201011110058



Daily wagers in educational institutions to be regularized soon

Services of daily wage employees of various educational institutions of the Federal Capital would be regularized soon after recommendations of the committee. Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Barrister Usman Ibrahim Tuesday informed the House that an authentic and comprehensive list had been prepared as per the directions of the IHC to regularize the services of daily wage employees.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=278697




4727 school buildings to be teconstructed

The Punjab Government has started reconstruction of 4727 dangerous buildings of primary, middle and higher secondary schools in various areas of the province with the aim to provide safe and conducive environment to the students. Under the project, an amount of Rs 8519 million was earmarked in the provincial budget which would be spent through building department.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=278655


Only three MNAs get A-Grade for contribution to education

Alif Ailaan has issued its ranking of MNAs on the basis of their contribution towards education. Only three MNAs could get A-grade. Khushab’s Dr. Shizra, Quetta’s Abdul Raheem Mandokhel and Karachi’s Ali Raza Abidi got A-grade.

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Admission fees schedule for Matriculation Exam

Matriculation exams in all the Punjab will commence from 1st March 2016. Registration fee has been increased to Rs. 800. Admission form fee has been increased to Rs. 200 and processing fee has been increased to Rs. 550. Forms can be submitted with single fees, double fees and triple fees till 14th December, 23rd December and 31st December respectively.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103167989&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151111



Mandatory attendance for students

The percentage of mandatory attendance for students of government schools has been reduced from 90% to 80%. After the revised attendance percentage, the teachers of the schools with lower attendance of students will be penalized. Moreover, teachers of the schools with less than 90% attendance were penalized. They will be absolved the previous penalties.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/index.aspx?Issue=NP_LHE&Page=City_Page002&Date=20151111&Pageno=2&View=1


Professional tax on teachers

Punjab’s teachers have appealed the government of Punjab to reconsider its decision of imposing new professional tax on teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-11-11/page-4


Convocation of UVAS

University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore will hold its 23rd Convocation on 23rd November. Governor Punjab, Malik Rafeeq Rajwana will be chief guest of the convocation.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103168418&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151111


Fraudster caught in Intermediate Supplementary Exam

BISE Lahore’s inspection team caught a fake candidate Zeeshan Naseer s/o Naseer Ahmed taking Physics paper in place of original candidate Farhan Haider s/o Haji Ismatullah during intermediate supplementary exams.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103168420&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151111



Registration for primary and middle exams

As of now 2,000,000 candidates from government schools and 51,000 private candidates have been registered for primary and middle class exams.  The online registration will continue till 15th November. These facts were shared by Punjab IT Board’s chairman Dr. Umar Saif.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-11&edition=LHR&id=1981845_88235093


Monitoring system in colleges

Rana Mashood Khan has said that the establishment of monitoring system in colleges has yielded positive results. Teachers can change the fate of the country by inculcating leadership vision in the students.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-11&edition=LHR&id=1982088_47921258


Quaid-e-Azam library complaints

Justice Shahid Waheed of Lahore High court gave show cause notices to Government of Punjab, Chief Secretary, HEC and other concerned parties while hearing the petitions pertaining to appointments of members of Board of Governors of Quaid e Azam Library.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-11&edition=LHR&id=1981860_33767383





Educational conference on Pakistan's private schools

The 2015 Private Educational Institutions Promotion and Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 is a step towards destruction of private schools. Private schools had raised the fees in 2014 in order to cover up the expenditures. But the government’s order to reimburse the incremented fees is sheer injustice and constitutional violation.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-11/page-12/detail-10


‘Parho Punjab Barho Punjab’

Punjab Educational Foundation’s chairman, Qamar ul Islam, has said that government is making all efforts to implement ‘Parho Punjab Barho Punjab’ project. The target of 100% enrolment will be achieved till 2018 at any cost.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-11/page-12/detail-4


Christian student beaten up for using washroom in Faisalabad

The headmistress of a government primary school in Chak 228-GB, a Samundri Saddar police precinct, allegedly thrashed a Christian student for using the school washroom used by Muslim students for Muslim students. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/989043/christian-student-beaten-up-for-using-washroom-in-faisalabad/


Anti-smoking seminar and walk held at NTU

The National Textile University (NTU) arranged a seminar on Tuesday to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking and using narcotics. The participants of the seminar later held an awareness walk. Anti-Narcotics Force Regional Director Kashif Mushtaq and NTU Rector Arshad Ali were chief guests. Ali said a lot of smokers started young and later started using narcotics.

Complete Story:  http://tribune.com.pk/story/989011/be-smart-anti-smoking-seminar-and-walk-held-at-ntu/


Saeed Ajmal allowed to reopen academy

The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), following intervention of the Punjab government, has allowed senior Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal to reopen his cricket academy set up on the university land. In this regard, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) will be inked on Sunday and the Saddar assistant commissioner will draft it.

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194,751 teachers registered biometrically

The Education Department has completed biometric registration of 194,751 teachers and 179,412 non-teaching staff for about 40,000 government schools, Senior Minister for Education and Information Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said during his visit to Sindh Secretariat.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-11/page-2/detail-1



No action against the main culprit of marks sheet scandal

Even after the inquiry committee’s report regarding marks sheet scandal and cancellation of forged marks sheets, no action has yet been taken against the main culprit of marks sheet scandal i.e. Chairman of Higher Secondary Board, Akhter Ghauri.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-11-11&edition=KCH&id=1980745_65360500


University of Karachi extends last date for submission of admission forms

According to UoK’s Controller of Examination’s statement the last date for submission of admission forms for BA, B.Com and BSc exams 2015 has been extended to 19th November 2015.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-11-11/page-3


Education is being politicized

Chairman of Friends Private Schools Association, Jahanzeb Hassan has said that government should launch proceedings against those who use education for political motives. Such people are neither education friendly nor representatives of private schools.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-11-11/page-3


Issues of teachers

Save Education Action Committee has appealed the chief minister to solve the issues of teachers and promote the teachers who have been awaiting the promotions for last 25 years.

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Biometric registration of Education Department’s employees

Out of 191,751 academic and non-academic staff of Sindh’s schools, biometric registration of 179,412 staff members has been completed. The biometric registration of remaining staff members will be completed in this week. In the next phase there will be biometric registration of academic and non-academic staff of Sindh’s colleges.

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Convocation of University of Karachi

The 26th convocation of University of Karachi will be held on January 30, 2016. The vice chancellor of UoK will retire on February 8 2016.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103167636&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151111


Dr. Majeed Nizami Education Awards 2015

The 17th Farzandaan e Pakistan Rehbar e Pakistan Dr. Majeed Nizami Education Awards 2015 will be distributed on 23rd November.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-11-11/page-2


Proxy candidates in Matriculation Supplementary Exams

BSE Karachi’s inspection teams have caught three proxy candidates who were taking exams in place of original candidates during the matriculation supplementary exams. Chairman of BSE Prof. Anwaar Ahmed Zai has said that according to the code of conduct, the original candidate will be barred from taking exam for two years.

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Sit-in of Primary Teachers Association

Primary Teachers Association Hyderabad staged a sit in for the approval of their demands on Hyderabad Chowk. Teachers from all over Sindh joined them. They held play cards and hurled slogans against secretary education.

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UNESCO Avicenna: Professor wins ‘Ethics in science’ prize

The Secretary General of Pakistan Academy of Sciences and Chairman of Biotechnology Department at Quaid-e-Azam University, Prof Dr Zabta Khan Shinwari has won the 2015 UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/989069/unesco-avicenna-professor-wins-ethics-in-science-prize/


Animal Rights: KU VC calls of dogs culling campaign

The University of Karachi vice-chancellor (VC) Dr Muhammad Qaiser called off the campaign to cull stray dogs on the campus, after representatives of the Pakistan Animal Welfare Society (Paws) met him to voice their concerns against the campaign.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/988905/animal-rights-ku-vc-calls-off-dogs-culling-campaign/



Prof Hameed back as DUHS VC

Prof Dr Masood Hameed Khan was given the additional charge of the post of vice chancellor of the Dow University of Health Sciences on Tuesday. The appointment of Prof Khan presently working as professor of medicine and project director, Dow Serobiological Centre, DUHS, was notified by the governor secretariat.

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Education in 2025: dream or reality? By Salman Ali

The Constitution of Pakistan recognises free primary education as a fundamental right and, after the 18th Constitutional Amendment, this sector has been devolved to the federating units. Under the law, the four federating units and other territories are bound to legislate on the right to education in pursuance of Article 25-A of the Constitution. However, despite the passage of over four years, the process of legislation has not been completed.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-11/page-7/detail-1


Schools first by Monis Ali

At a time when Balochistan has numerous non-functional schools and schools that lack basic facilities such as boundary walls, permanent buildings, drinking water, toilets and electricity, laptops are being distributed among students of colleges and universities of the province. Recently, Chief Minister Abdul Malik Baloch announced a grant of Rs5 million for the provision of laptops to 100 students of Turbat University. In fact, this is not the first time that free laptops have been distributed among students in the province. 

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Co-education – when will our eyes open? By Fareed Paraacha

It was a heart wrenching experience to know that school level boy and girl committed suicide when they had failed to convince their parents about their marriage.

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Why are there reservations against co-education? By Dr. Khalid Javed Jan

In our country, a particular group has always opposed co-education in the garb of religion and ethics…

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Colonialism, knowledge and society By Hassan Shahjehan and Ahmed Usama

It often happens with almost every educated Pakistani — at least once in life — that he/she becomes forced to think about their national identity with rather negative connotations. Are we an inferior nation? Is our national pride, which is so ingrained in our ideological beliefs by systematic maneuvering of our education, merely a myth?

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-11/page-7/detail-0


Why are the students rising? By Ramis Sohail

The students of Pakistan are rising once again. The same way that the idea of the university as a breeding ground for democracy and progressive ideas seemed to have been lost, students had been forgotten as well. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-350528-Why-are-the-students-rising


Letters to the Editor


Education crisis

According to the advisor to the Balochistan Chief Minister on Education, Raza Muhammad Bareech, there are 12,500 primary, secondary and high schools in the province with over 22,000 teachers involved in the education sector. However, about 7,000 of these schools have only one teacher and classroom for children studying from grade one to five.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-350474-Education-crisis


Literacy for tribal girls

Education is the fundamental right of every citizen in Pakistan. Unfortunately gender discrepancies that are in some cases startling continue to plague the education sector. In our part of the country which happens to be Utman Khel in Bajaur Agency, girlskeen on acquiring education face an uphill task.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=11_11_2015_009_013


Non-functional schools

I would like to draw the attention of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the Chief Minister Balochistan to non-functional schools in Balochistan. According to a report, there are a large number of non-functional schools in Dera Bugti and Zamuran and students are suffering a lot due to the closure of schools. Given the gravity of the situation, the media should highlight this issue. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/11-Nov-2015/non-functional-schools


O-level: ID document

My question is: why is Nadra`s B form not acceptable as an identity document, if she has provided all of her own and family`s identity documents of Nadra? Is it not an additional burden on parents, apart from exorbitant fees of private schools? I appeal to the Sindh governor and chief minister to consider the matter and instruct the authorities concerned to review the matter.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=11_11_2015_009_009


School education in Pakistan

Pakistan has a deteriorated and dilapidated picture of education. The syllabi in schools are only exams oriented rather than knowledge oriented. We have inherited copy-culture in most parts of the country. Besides, male-dominant society and feudal mindset have hampered the right of female education. Actually giving the right of education to woman weighs more than educating a male.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=278686


Examination system

Our examination system is not of that standard of which it should be. Examination is way of testing the knowledge of students and identifying the intelligent and dunce students but unfortunately in our exams intelligent students cannot perform amply, while a dunce student passes exam with flying colours because of defective or engineered marking process. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=278683

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Government desire to develop western culture: Mushtaq Ahmad

Nowshera: The provincial Ameer Jamat-e-Islami Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad said present government school uniform is our national dress  and according to the Islamic culture. He demanded to introduce this simple dress in the private schools. Government decides to change the schools uniform in government school without the consultation of Jamat-e-Islami. He said Jamat-e-Islami rejects this change. If government does not accept their demand than Jamat-e-Islami come on roads on protest against this decision.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103168724&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151111


Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar page#3


Administration of Agriculture University fails to solve the issues of student

Peshawar: Islami Jamiat-e-Tulaba Agricultural University said that university administration of Agriculture University has failed to solve the issues of the students. The negligence of the administration regarding the music and alcohol culture in the hostel is disappointing.

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


Chitral, Government Primary School to overcome the shortage of the teachers

Chitral: The Government Primary School in Chitral has 113 girls and boys students studying and there is only one teacher for them.  Social worker Raheem Khan demanded from the official of the education to appoint 3 teachers for them. But relevant department does not take interest to fulfill the demand the school.

Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar page#3

Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar page#3


We cannot tolerate more delay in FATA’s teachers up gradation: Qari Gul Saeed


Bajaur Agency: The President All Teachers’ Coordination Qari Gul Saeed showed his serious concerns upon the using delay tactics from FATA Secretariat and Saffron. He said in July 2012 the government announced up gradation for all the teachers of province and all the district’s teachers were up graded but FATA’s students are deprived of it.

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


355 government schools closed

Peshawar:  The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa accepted that 355 schools closed in the province.  4473 schools without boundary walls, 8219 schools deprived from the clean drinking water.  273 schools are closed on temporary basis and 82 schools closed due to reconstruction.

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


No alternate building decided for GHS Zaryab Colony

Peshawar: Few days are remaining in demolishing of Government Shaheed Haris Nawaz High School Zaryab Colony. It is in a horrible condition but no alternate building has been decided for rehabilitation. The tenders were demanded and but instead it was immediately decided to demolish the school building. The province reserved Rs. 10 billion funds for reconstruction of building. 600 students are studying in this school building.

Complete Story: http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTQzNTg0


Government Boys Primary School Kasarban Bazar should be upgraded

District Kech: The senior leader of Dasht Baloch Student Committee Mr. Shoaib Dashti and others said that our area Kasarban Bazar Dasht is deprived of educational institutions. They said there is only one primary school for boys, which too has been converted into a zoo. They pointed out how the school hasn’t been operational or repaired in the past two years. They demanded the government upgrade the school from primary to middle school.   

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


Torture inflicted on students of IT University is regrettable: Imtiaz Wazir

District Quetta: Torture on students and the unit-president for PSF at the IT University is a regrettable incident declared the central chairman of PSF Mr. Imtiaz Wazir. He said the PSF are struggling for students’ rights in educational institutions and a peaceful atmosphere. He said the PSF’s mission is the eradication of barbarism and a sustained peaceful educational atmosphere.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103167773&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151111


Notice should be taken of corruption in university

District Quetta: BSO, BSO Pachar and PSF leaders said while a press conference that Balochistan University is the sole educational institution and a ray of hope for Balochistan’s youth while regrettably the university has been converted into business point where nepotism, corruption, admission bungles have become the talk of the town. They demanded from government to take notice.   

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103167782&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151111


500 illegal teachers’ vacancies created: Molana Wassay

District Quetta: Opposition leader Balochistan Assembly and JUI member Mr. Molana Wassay said the provincial government’s corruption scams are obvious for everyone to see. He said 500 illegal teachers’ vacancies were created for the adjustment of their near and dear. The chief secretary was bypassed in this regard. He added educational claims of the provincial government are baseless and devoid of any truth.  

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-11-2015/quetta/page1.asp


No society can progress without education: Manzoor kakar

District Quetta: MPA Mr. Manzoor Kakar said no society can progress without education. He said the youth of Balochistan is remarkably talented which can contribute in the progress of the country. He said education is a tool which protects the nation from anarchy and propagates peace and prosperity. 

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


Irregularities in NTS test will not be tolerated: Abdul Ali Kakar

District Quetta: JUI Senior leader and tribal figure Mr. Abdul Ali Kakar said irregularities will not be tolerated in NTS recruitment and rights should be given to legitimate successful candidates. He said transferring of one candidate of some union council in another one is injustice and violation of merit. He said due to such dilemmas candidates are depressed and losing hope which is negatively impacting mental growth of youth. He added JUI believes in transparency and youth will not be left alone. 

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




Land grabbers torture teacher for opening school

District Rajanpur: The school teacher Mr. Siraj Ahmed tried to open the government primary school which had been closed for the past 6 years. It had been occupied by the land mafia. The teacher was tortured by members of the gang and they broke his arm. The teacher is admitted in the hospital.  

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-11/page-11


College management usurps salaries of teachers on contract

District Layyah: The management of Government Girls Degree College has usurped one month’s worth of salaries of teachers on contract. The teachers were supposed to receive salaries for 7 months but the management only dished out.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-11/page-3


Grade 9 girl tortured by the teacher

District Lodhran: The parents of a Grade 9 student gave an application to the principal of Duniyapur Public School. They said that their daughter was tortured by a teacher for taking a leave from the school and not paying a fine of Rs.100/- which the teachers had asked her to pay secretly.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.2


EDO orders payment of salaries to promoted teachers

District Rahim Yar Khan: EDO Rana Azhar has ordered the DDEO to pay the salaries of their promoted grade to more than 150 teachers.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.9


Iqbal Day function held at Commerce College

District Rahim Yar Khan: A function in celebration of Iqbal Day was held at the Government Postgraduate Commerce College Rahim Yar Khan.  The principal of the college told the students to become “Shaheens” of Iqbal and true believers. 


Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.9




PTA boycott: decision of wearing black bands while performing election duties

Hyderabad: The Primary Teachers Association has decided to protest on the 25th November instead of 17th November. They have declared to join election duties wearing black arm bands. Firstly they had decided to protest against Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho on the 17th but have delayed it till the election is over. The organization has declared that their movement will continue till the Secretary is removed.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130329549&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151111




Protest against shortage of basic facilities in school

District Naushehro Feroz: The residents of the village Dhani Bux protested against the lack of basic facilities in the primary school in their village. It was declared before the media that more than a 100 students have to face difficulties due to shortage of furniture in their school. Teachers’ absenteeism is a problem. SMC funds are violated. They demanded action against those responsible.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130329847&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151111


179,000 education department employees’ bio-metric registration completed

Karachi: The Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro visited the offices of the Education Department in Sindh Secretariat. While on the visit, Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho briefed him about the registration process and declared that one lac and seventy nine thousand education employees have been verified through the bio-metric registration process, whereas the process is still running. Ghost employees would be caught through this biometric verification system and monitors are being appointed for monitoring employees and schools.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103167639&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151111

Complete Story: Daily Jeejal, front page


Protest against Secretary Education in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Hundreds of teachers gathered at Radio Chowk on the call of Sindh Education Employees Alliance, Mehran Teachers’ Association, APKA and other organisations to unite against Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho for their demands. It was highlighted in the protest that most of the employees have been suspended without reasons from the Education Department by the Secretary Education and they also alleged that Mr. Pechuho’s attitude with teachers is not friendly; he is against Sindh’s education and wants to ruin it.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Nov/11-11-2015/Page2/P2-35.jpg

Daily Jeejal, Page No. 2


Shah Latif University conducted entry test for Masters degree programme

District Khairpur Mirs: The Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur Mirs conducted the entry test for its Masters programme. More than 1000 students from different districts appeared in the test.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Nov/11-11-2015/Page2/P2-12.jpg


Primary school building in crumbling condition; parents and teachers protest

District Jhang: The building of government primary school village Qadir Bux Metlo near Ahmedpur has a dilapidated building due to the carelessness of education officers responsible for its upkeep. There is an acute lack of basic facilities of furniture in the school; students’ education has been ruined. Parents and students protested and demanded notice of the carelessness of the concerned officers.


Complete Story: Daily Awami Awaz, Page No.3