11th July 2016

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Islamia College Varsity functioning without Registrar, Treasurer & Provost

The long absence of various section heads in the administration of Islamia College University (ICU), Peshawar, has been affecting its administrative and planning matters, according to sources.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1270026/islamia-college-varsity-functioning-without-registrar-treasurer-and-provost


Biometric system installed in colleges across province

A biometric system has been installed in colleges across the province. The government has introduced the initiative to ensure timely attendance of lecturers and find innovative means to streamline the education system.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1139010/biometric-system-installed-colleges-across-province/


Opening portals: Non-Functional schools to be opened before summer vacations end

All non-functional schools in Peshawar will be made functional before the end of summer vacations. This was said by City District Nazim Muhammad Asim Khan while talking to The Express Tribune on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1138420/opening-portals-non-functional-schools-opened-summer-vacations-end/


Govt. to open special education complexes across province

Emphasizing on the need of quality education for physically challenged children, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has decided to open special education complexes at divisional level.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-07-10/lahore/5149/24397


UoP arranges eid gathering for international students

Keeping up with its tradition to be with the family members who could not manage to go home on Eid-ul-Fitr, the University of Peshawar arranged a special gathering for students from foreign countries after Eid prayers at the University guest house.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-07-09/lahore/5128/24248





Azad Kashmir will consider ideal state in term of education and other facilities in future

Muslim league Noon promised to make Azad Kashmir an ideal state in term of provision of basic facilities like education, health and infrastructure. They will be leading the elections that held on 21st July 2016 in Azad Kashmir.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/regional/10-Jul-2016/410490




Classes to start at long-promised Women’s Degree College

The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has decided to start classes at the Federal Government Degree College Bhara Kahu in the coming academic year, according to FG College Director Zulfikar Rao.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1269604/classes-to-start-at-long-promised-womens-degree-college


FBISE SSC-II results

Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education will announce the results of SSC-II on 12th July. Board officials claim to have completed all the arrangements in this regard.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-07-09/page-3


AIOU starts French language classes

Allama Iqbal Open University has started the summer camp classes of the French language. The last date for submission of admission forms is 15thJuly. Classes will start from 18th July.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-07-09/page-3


Admissions in Fall Semester in AIOU

The admissions for the fall semester in AIOU will start from 1st August. 710,000 students took admission in Spring semester from all over Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-07-11/page-3


Draft of Education Policy 2016 to be finalized by next month

Ministry of Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education would finalize the initial draft of ‘Education Policy 2016’ by the mid of the next month and share with provinces for a debate. According to the official source, the draft of the policy would be uploaded on the website so that the general public can give their suggestions to make it more viable for the future generations.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/07/10/draft-of-education-policy-2016-to-be-finalized-by-next-month/


Glut of education projects but no one to implement them

Although the government has announced it is initiating several new projects in the education sector during 2016-17, it seems least interested in executing projects announced in previous budgets.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1139131/glut-education-projects-no-one-implement/


HEC warns against nepotism in varsities

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has warned universities in the country to avoid nepotism and favoritism in the appointment of top faculty and administrative staff. Such appointments are hampering ratings and standards as well as the governance of universities, it said.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1138568/dismal-rankings-hec-warns-nepotism-varsities/


AIOU B.Ed workshop from July 18

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) would hold B.Ed workshop for students of Rawalpindi region from July 18. The students have been informed through text messages on their mobile phone. The students could also check the venue and schedule of the workshop from the University’s website www.aiou.edu.pk

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/07/09/aiou-b-ed-workshop-from-july-18/



PMDC to revised admission policy for colleges

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has decided to revise admission policy for public and private medical and dental colleges to induct students purely on merit.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/11-Jul-2016/pmdc-to-revise-admission-policy-for-colleges





Quaid-e-Azam Library on literary drive

100 rickshaw libraries, working under the Quaid-e-Azam Public Library, are to start lending books in their allocated areas in the city. “We are reviving the culture of Paisa library, Aana library and Bus library, hoping people will respond positively to our efforts.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/10-Jul-2016/quaid-i-azam-library-on-literary-drive


Recruitment of 1523 educators

Lahore’s Dept. of School Education has finalized temporary lists for the appointment of 1523 successful candidates on Grade 9, 14 and 16 seats of educators in schools. Candidates submitted their objections to the lists in the EDO office.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-09&edition=LHR&id=2474646_83823317


Educational Institutes running on private partnership system

Governor Punjab Mohammad Rafiq Rajwana has said that Government of Pakistan is running educational institutes and hospitals on private partnership system so that people might get quality service in terms of education and health.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103619662&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160709


Tentative list of candidates for hiring in educators

A tentative list of candidates is prepared for the hiring of one thousand five hundred and twenty-three educators in Government Schools of Lahore. The process of rectifying errors in the list is continuing final list will be issued after 11th July.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103619846&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160709 


New policy for better education in primary schools

A new policy is formed for the provision of quality education in primary schools of Punjab. According to these rules it is compulsory for private schools to establish minimum four classrooms and four teachers. Currently 60% of Punjab primary schools consisted of two rooms and in each room is utilized for two classes at a time.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103622549&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160711


Lack of teaching staff in Govt. High School Bagrian

Government High School Bagrian Green town is facing a shortage of teaching staff and basic facilities which disturbed the education system of school. This school was started in 1967 in the beginning number of students was very low which now reached to the total strength of 1462 students and shortage of teachers affecting their study.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-07-11/page-9/detail-20


Transfer policy of Schools Education Department

Transfer policy of schools education department disturbed more than one lakh fifty thousand of teachers. EDOs transferred the teachers on favoritism basis before, now with this policy teachers has to perform their duties in specified places only.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-07-11/page-8/detail-31


Education Department demands 4.5 billion rupees

Students are adversely affected by the lack of basic facilities in the schools. The previously allocated funds have been misappropriated. Education Dept. has asked for 4.5 billion rupees from Punjab govt. to provide basic facilities in 2200 schools.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-10&edition=LHR&id=2475953_89874572


Students teacher ratio in Rawalpindi’s Colleges

Students Teacher Ratio in Rawalpindi’s four main government colleges has become a complicated issue. The formula of 200 students per teacher has not been implemented. Children of Govt. college teachers do not take admissions in the govt. colleges.

Complete Story:  http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-07-11/page-2


35 schools of Rawalpindi to be handed over to PEF

35 schools from 7 tehsils of Rawalpindi will be handed over to Punjab Education Foundation. Those schools will be handed over which have enrolment of less than 100.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-11&edition=ISL&id=2478678_93729660


Book Published on Health and Education

Doctors have prepared a booklet titled ‘Health Through Education’. It contains cure of more than 26 diseases. It can be hoped that the book will be made part of the official curriculum in schools.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-07-11/page-2/detail-5


No High School in UC Dhanni

There is no high school in Union Council Dhani of Hafizabad. There are more than six villages in the UC but the nearest school is at least 8 kilometers far.            

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2016-07-11/page-6


PEF’s proposed fiscal expenditure

According to PEF’s MD, Tariq Mehmood, this year 12 billion rupees will be spent on various projects. The purpose of projects is to provide equitable education opportunities to the needy ones.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-07-09/page-2/detail-6


Student suffocates in hostel fire

A B.Com student died of suffocation after a fire broke out in a private hostel on 7th Road on Saturday, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Raja Taifoor said.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1270018/student-suffocates-in-hostel-fire


Special lectures on traffic rule in educational institution

Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute and Lahore General Hospital Prof. Khalid Mahmood has said that a civilized nation can not be imagined without abiding by traffic rules. Discipline, law-observing and education have become the need of the hour for us to rise in the comity of world nations.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/07/11/special-lectures-on-traffic-rules-in-educational-institution/


Reforms in Health, Education sectors need of hour: Rajwana

Punjab Governor Malik Rafiq Rajwana has said that public-private partnership system has been suggested, as reforms in the health and education sectors was need of the hour. Speaking at the residence of former MNA Sheikh Rasheed here, the Governor said that doctors should perform their duties at government hospitals efficiently and diligently to provide good health services to the patients.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/07/09/reforms-in-health-education-sectors-need-of-hour-rajwana/





KU announces 2016-17 admissions in evening programme

The Karachi University has announced the admissions of its evening programme in masters and diploma programme for the session 2016-17. The admission form may be collected and submitted until July 13th from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm at UBL Bank's counter located at Silver Jubilee gate by submitting Rs 1500/-.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-07-11/lahore/5182/24627




Special scientific session to be organized in Karachi University

International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) department of Karachi University is going to organize a special scientific session on ‘French Excellence in Science’ today. This session will start at 2.00 pm on 11th and 12h of July. This session is an opportunity for students to know about new research on technology by French Scientists.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103622240&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160711



Footpath of Karachi University is in worse condition

Students of Karachi University faced difficulty due to non-availability of footpaths. According to details due to lack of footpath on either side of the double road, Pharmacy and kidney center and students find it difficult to cross the road.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-11-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_11.gif


Pakistani students selected for Singapore Summer Program

Habib University in cooperation with Sajjad Foundation is sending their first batch of students to Singapore for summer internship program 2016. Habib University selected fifteen undergraduate system through a selection procedure.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-11-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_13.gif


SHC seeks comments on plea for DUHS VC’s appointment

The Sindh High Court has directed the provincial law officer to file comments on a petition seeking the implementation on the advice of the chief minister for the appointment of vice chancellor of the Dow Unversity of Health Sciences  (DUHS).

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/133701-SHC-seeks-comments-on-plea-for-DUHS-VCs-appointment


Admissions schedule in KU

Karachi University has announced the last date for submitting admission forms for an evening program in Masters and other diplomas. The last date is  13th July.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-11&edition=KCH&id=2476952_89242044


KUBS announces admissions to MBA-Specialized Programs

Admissions to Karachi University Business School (KUBS) Specialized Degree Programme 2016-2017 have been announced. A University official said on Sunday that admissions to MBA (1.5 years and 2.5 years) in Marketing, HRM, Finance and Investments, Islamic Banking and Supply Chain Management will be offered.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/07/11/kubs-announces-admissions-to-mba-specialised-programs/




Balochistan Education Budget — One step backward By Abdullah Alam

In my last article, I analyzed the education budget of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) in order to present some good news and warn against some possible glitches for its upcoming budget.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1138481/balochistan-education-budget-one-step-backwards/


Religion in schools Editorial

The Federal Government’s attempt to teach the Quran with translation at schools might not be as successful as planned because of the unexpected concerns raised by the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII). Pakistan’s experimentation with religion and education has only harmed this country in the past. The problems that manifest are legion.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/editorials/10-Jul-2016/religion-in-schools


Why are seminaries and schools different? By Aslam Lodhi

The grant of 30 crore rupees to Madrassa-e-Haqqania by KP’s CM Pervez Khattak has perturbed the USA. This grant has raised the hope for the education of 2.2 million children.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-07-11/page-15/detail-7


Journey through world of books By Dr. S. M. Moeen Qureshi

I love the saying that one who touches a book, in fact touches a human being. At the moment I am translating the English poetry book ‘With a Pinch of Levity’.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-07-11/page-5/detail-2


Education Money Editorial

With 24 million out-of-school children, the provision of quality education is a Herculean task for provincial governments. That said, last month, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar reiterated the PML-N’s pledge of allotting 4pc of GDP to education by 2018.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1269839/education-money


Letters to the Editor


Compulsory Quranic Education

It is evident from govt.’s decision of compulsory Quranic Education that it wants to harmonize our education system with Islam. We should remember that old Muslim glorious period was indebted to Quranic education.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-07-09/page-15/detail-0


When will public get education and health facilities?

The basic reasons for the dismal state of education in Pakistan are outdated curriculum and teaching methodology. A Zarb-e-Azab is badly needed for reforming education sector.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-07-10/12636/5.jpg