Construction of 110 schools completed in KP
Construction of 110 schools on behalf of USAID has been completed. These schools were destroyed due to terrorist attacks.
Summer vacations announced from 26th May
The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa announced summer vacations starting from 26th May till 31st August.
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251 female SST’s further recruited in KP government schools
Female Secondary School Teachers (SST) hired in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for different subject. These teachers have been contracted for 1 year by the Departmental Selection Board.
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Disagreements within Teachers Coordination Council
Members of All Teachers Coordination Council seem to be divided on time-scale issue.
Old Bisham school lacks basic facilities
The government primary school at Butyal in Bisham city lacks basic facilities such as furniture, drinking water and electricity for its over 1,000 students.
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Recruitment through NTS flak in KP assembly
The provincial government came under fire in KP assembly on Wednesday for engaging a private entity, NTS, for carrying out the process for recruitments in its departments.
Private schools threaten protest over PRA
A group of private education institutes have rejected the establishment of a private school regulation authority and has threatened to lock all private institutions across the province and stage a sit-in unless their recommendations are included in the bill.
Teachers asked to promote book reading
Speakers at an inaugural session of three-day book fair here on Wednesday said that the role of teachers was critical in inculcating the habit of book reading.
Science competitions to be initiated in 200 schools in ICT: MNA Maiza Hameed
Parliamentary Secretary CADD, MNA Maiza Hameed Khan said that in accordance with Prime Minister’s Education Reform Programme, science competitions will be initiated in 200 schools of ICT.
Ministry of Capital Administration & Development Division (CADD) has remained unable to counter the challenge of admissions in new session, as parents expressed disappointment on the admission policy. A large number of parents also complained about the rude behaviour of college principals specifically of IMC F-7/03, F-10/02, ICG F-06/02 and G-10/04.
AIOU’s Matric to Phd level exams begin
Matric to post-graduate level final exams of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) for autumn 2016 semester began on Wednesday throughout the country.
A large number of private schools are collecting a three-month advance fee before the start of summer vacations in a sheer violation of orders of the apex court. Many principals and owners of private schools were allegedly either misbehaving with the parents or threatening them of cancelling their child’s school enrolment if they refused to obey their illegal orders.
Multi-grade teaching for dropouts, out of school children stressed
Accelerated teaching to help overage children to catch up with lost time. While emphasizing master trainers for multigrade teaching, chairperson NCHD Razina Alam Khan said that National Training Institute is one of the major initiatives taken by the government to improve the literacy situation.
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200 schools to have Montessori classes in ICT
Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) is all set to start Montessori classes in 200 public schools of the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) under Phase-II of the Prime Minister's Education Reforms Programme.
Award ceremony of Fazaia Schools and Colleges held
The CAS annual award ceremony of Fazaia Schools and Colleges was held at Air University Auditorium, here. Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, was the chief guest on the occasion. The chief guest awarded merit certificates, cash prizes, medals and trophies to students, headmistresses and principals in recognition of their outstanding performance in academic pursuits.
Roots holds digital literacy expo
Roots Millennium Schools (RMS) Digital Literacy Department organised Millennial Enhanced Learning & Teaching (MELT) Digital Literacy Expo 2017 at Roots Millennium Schools Head office, Sector E-11/4, under the leadership of Tayyaba Noureen, senior manager, Digital Literacy & ICT Initiatives and Waqas Shafique (Trainer & Coordinator Digital Literacy & ICT Initiatives).
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Punjab leads Sindh in terms of performance: report
According to the scorecard in Education and Health sectors PTI led KP government is leading in Education sector with 6 points out of total 10 points while Punjab obtained 5.77 and Sindh received only 3.58 points which shows Sindh government's performance in the two much talked about social sectors remains dismal, stands nowhere in the race.
Crackdown against private schools having buildings on less than 5 marla
District Registration Authority has cracked down against private school buildings that are established on less than 5 marla land.
80,000 educators to be recruited in the next 5 months
A session was held on behalf of CM Shehbaz Sharif to discuss free provision of education to students from class-1 to 10.
Attempt to leak exam paper of intermediate caught
Secrecy of the exam process questioned after an attempt made to leak the exam paper. According to the rules of the board, 6 question papers are prepared but all 6 papers of Punjabi were leaked.
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4515 teachers and non-teaching staff posts cut down
Out of the total positions cut down, 140 were of grade 17, 840 of grade 16, and 3360 of grade 14. In the non-teaching staff, 35 data entry operators, 35 junior clerks, 35 Naib Qasid and 70 drivers are included.
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‘Qarz-e-Hasna’ for teachers
Punjab Education Minister, Rana Mashood will soon announce a deal to give ‘Qarz-e-Hasna’ to teachers all over Punjab.
Inter examinations in Multan
Report of admissions in double shift schools demanded
Education dept has demanded a report related to admissions in double shift schools in Multan.
Boy tortured at school dies
A class eight student of the Government Elementary School, 190/EB who was allegedly tortured by two of his teachers in his school on Monday, died at Vehari DHQ hospital on Wednesday.
Sindh Minister defends delay in funds utilization
Attributing ‘delays’ in executing educational schemes to frequent changes in bureaucracy, the Sindh Education Minister Jam Mahtab Dahar has claimed that international donors – including the World Bank [WB] and the USAID – are fully satisfied with Sindh’s performance.
Unauthorised persons not allowed in exam centres: Jam
Sindh Minister for Education Jam Mehtab said that entry of unauthorised person in exam centres is strictly unallowed and action will be taken against the violators.
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Inter exams, seal of exam papers opened in presence of authorities
Due to increased cases of cheating, the exam papers for grade 12 English were opened in the presence of the authorities and vigilance teams.
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Governor to not waste students’ time by visiting exam centres: Mutahida
Representatives of MQM while addressing the Sindh Assembly said that they appreciate and support the governor’s effort to put an end to the cheating mafia but the governor should not waste students’ time by visiting the exam centres.
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Government should provide resources for betterment of education, Governor Sindh
At an event held at the Governor House, Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair said that the government should work towards improving quality of education, provide scholarships, promote research based education and also popularize extra-curricular activities.
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Jufelhurst school: bail of 4 suspects rejected
The bail of 4 suspects caught to have involvement in the Jufelhurst school demolition case has been rejected.
Students using smart watches for cheating in exams
Investigations against students are under way in the ongoing Board of Intermediate Education Karachi examinations.
‘We condemn violence against teachers’: All Pakistan United Student Organisation
APUSO issued a joint statement condemning the violence that has begun against teachers in the on going board examinations.
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A number of summer camps for children planned in Karachi
As summer vacations approach, public and private education institutions, sports associations and a number of sports academies have started preparations for summer camps, a survey conducted by ‘The News’ reveals.
Government claims intermediate exams being held in fair atmosphere
The Education Minister, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has claimed on Wednesday that students appearing in the intermediate examinations are not involved in any unfair means although he recovered 4 smart phones from candidates when he visited two exam's centers a day before, Daily Times has learnt.
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‘Cheating down 90pc owing to CM’s efforts’
Use of unfair means at examination centres during the ongoing higher secondary school certificate, parts I and II, annual examinations has been reduced to 90 percent due to the Sindh chief minister’s efforts.
Rangers official thrashes teachers for not allowing cheating
The Sindh government and law enforcement agencies are facing a challenge of controlling cheating mafia during the ongoing intermediate examinations.
Five schoolgirls faints as mercury soars to 41 degrees Celsius
Students of the school complained that fans were either outdated or burnt out but the government had not replaced them despite requests.
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