Protest against closure of maktab schools in Swat
A protest march was staged by students, their fathers and civil society members on Tuesday against the KP government`s decision to close down all 93 maktab schools in Swat district. The demonstration was led by Dr Jawad Iqbal, a social activist and blogger, and was attended by members of NGO Alif Ailaan.
KP govt, private schools join hands to educate street children
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and private schools have joined hands to educate street children in the province and a situation analysis would be launched for the purpose in three districts as pilot project this month.
BKMC student clinches top position in MBBS examination
A girl student of first batch of the Bacha Khan Medical College (BKMC), Mardan, Shandana Noor, has clinched top position in the MBBS final year examination of all the medical colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Quota of IDPs students in colleges
Provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has started quota system for IDPs in colleges. The Provincial education minister Atif Khan said in the assembly that the quota of South Waziristan has been neglected in colleges.
Cheques are distributed to the students of Bacha Khan University
Special facilities are given to the students of FATA agencies. Vice chancellor of the university of Charsada Dr Fazal Raheem Marwat said that they gave cheques to students on Prime minister fees refund scheme and also gave scholarships for higher level students.
Teachers up gradation committee provide report in one month
Provincial minister finance said to upgrade teachers committee and ensure that issues of teachers are addressed. All teachers association of elementary and secondary education were present in the meeting. The minister said that the committee will also upgrade lab assistants.
Printers protest against the Textbook Board
The Frontier Printers and Publishers Association, Peshawar chapter, Tuesday staged a protest against the levy of sales tax on books and new tender policy. The speakers said that the printing industry had already suffered due to flawed polices of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Textbook Board and corruption in the board.
Book on Pakhtun heroes launched
A new Pashto book `Atalaan` (heroes), showcasing brief biographies of important Pakhtun personalities, was launched here on Tuesday. The organizers of the ceremony said that copies of the book would be distributed free of cost to Pashto Academy, University of Peshawar and other known literary societies. They said the book was an attempt to appraise young generation of achievements of Pakhtun heroes.
Teachers attendance assured
DDEO Qilla Saifulla attended a meeting and said that the circle supervisors should assure teachers’ attendance. They should have to visit schools to identify absent teachers.
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University to be establish in Wadh
Acting Organizer, Balochistan National Party, and Dr. Jahanzeb Jamaldini met with HEC and talked to establish a university in Wadh. Sardar Akhtar Jan donated land for the university.
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Education of NWA displaced students likely to suffer
A large number of internally displaced students from the conflict-stricken North Waziristan Agency will lose chance to continue their education as the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government did not reserve seats for them in colleges for the current academic year, the provincial assembly was informed on Tuesday.
Ministers laments Pakistan lack a technical education system
Coordination among the provinces is integral for devising an education policy. The 6th Inter Provincial Education Ministers’ Conference held on Tuesday in a local hotel to review the educational standards in the country. According to the details, the conference is held quarterly to discuss policy agendas regarding education in the country.
HSSC-II results on Thursday
The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) will announce the result of the higher secondary school certificate examination (HSSC) part-II at 1pm on Thursday.
O and A-level exams results announced
It was once again a day of extreme highs and lows. A solemn atmosphere of anticipation and fear shared among thousands of students waiting for their Cambridge O and Alevel exams results, announced early Tuesday morning.
Over 1,400 teachers’ services to regularized
Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division Usman Ibrahim on Tuesday informed the Senate that the Cabinet Division had set up a committee to consider cases for regularization of the daily-wage employees of the federal government.
FBISE gets new secretary at last
Muhammad Sarwar has assumed the charge as secretary of Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) after his selection by a committee of the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training.
Leadership conference brings students from across country
Motivational speeches and inspirational songs marked the first day of Young Leaders Conference (YLC) 2015 on Tuesday. With the theme `regeneration`, referring to a re-assessment of pre-existing ideas in today`s context, the organizers were keen to inspire the purpose of life among the youth coming from 55 cities.
Students of Army Public School Peshawar in New York
Ambassador of Pakistan to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi, met students and teachers of Army Public School Peshawar. She said in a talk that their aim was to protect Pakistan at different forums.
President calls for promotion of science, technology
President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday called for establishment of more educational institutions for promotion of science and technology. Talking to a delegation of Sir Syed Society in Islamabad, he said progress in the field of science and technology is imperative for the national development.
Japanese envoy lays stress on educating Pakistan`s youth
Ambassador of Japan Hiroshi Inomata highlighted the importance of educating Pakistan`s large youth population. The ambassador was giving a public talk titled `Pakistan Japan Relations`, organized by the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) on Tuesday.
Journalists boycott education ministers’ briefing
The journalists on Tuesday boycotted a joint press briefing of federal and provincial education ministers over inordinate delay and mismanagement.
Pakistani youth capable to shape country’s future
Speaker National Assembly (NA) Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that Pakistani youth are the asset of a country as they have capability and hold the potential to shape their future and that of their country.
He said, “In addition to PM’s Laptop Scheme, many youth oriented projects have been initiated by the government including PM Internship Program and PM Youth Business Loan Scheme.”
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Three days international Harapa conference
COMSATS Institute of Science Information and Technology Islamabad will organize a three days international Harapa festival in which they discussed the issues of the Indus Valley and how to preserve it. The Conference will start from 15 August to 17 August.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-08-12/page-7
Belarus State University crowns PM honourary professor
After being the beaming recipient of an honourary doctorate degree, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has now also been made an honourary professor by the Belarus State University.
PAC for framing rules of Teachers Foundation
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Punjab Assembly has expressed concern at un-utilization of Punjab Teachers Foundation funds for the last five years. Not a single penny of over Rs100 million funds could be spent on any project for teachers` welfare.
46,686 teachers to be regularized
The government has issued a notification to regularize 46,686 teachers in the Punjab recruited under the Educators’ Recruitment Policy 2011 and the Amended Recruitment Policy 2011, Education Executive District Officer Bashir Zahid Goraya told The Express Tribune on Tuesday.
‘Education syllabi needs to be reviewed’
A United Kingdom (UK)-based chartered accountant and author, Syed Humawar Shah, has said that Pakistan has been facing serious challenges of the 21st century in education sector and the present curricula need to be reviewed. In an interview with The News here, the author of “How to Start a Business in the UK” expressed concern over the existing syllabi in the educational system.
Teacher molesting students
A school teacher harassed and molested two students of class five and class two. The incident happened in Ali Park South Cantonment Lahore. Police arrested and registered FIR against the teacher.
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Admitting overseas Pakistanis on Open Merit
Health Advisor to CM said that admissions for overseas Pakistanis will be conducting on the basis of Open Merit. Previously 76 seats were reserved on self-finance in all government medical colleges for overseas and dual nationality Pakistanis.
Evening classes at training center
Government Girls Technical Training Center, Kallar Sayedaan is starting evening classes from 19th August. In these classes students will be trained in technical skills and computer literacy.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-12-2015/pindi/page13.asp
Education institutions celebrating 14th August
Educational Institutions of Punjab are preparing to celebrate 14th August Independence Day.
5200 teachers regularized
These include teachers appointed in 2011 and SSE grade sixteen teachers. 1700 teachers of grade 14 and 2500 male and female teachers have been regularized. 121 teachers have also been included who were appointed in 2010.
Students of Punjab College of commerce Depalpur visits Lahore stock exchange
Managing director of LSE and chief executive officer received the students. Public relation department gave a presentation on capital and financial markets. A seminar was organized for students to collect information about market indicators.
Nine held in swoop on seminaries
District police claimed on Tuesday to have arrested nine suspects during a swoop on seminaries and Imambargahs of the district. Sources told Dawn that police registered three cases against the suspects.
PU earns laurels in varsities ranking
Conducted by Cybermetrics Lab, the largest public research body in Spain belonging the Universities ranking puts PU at the top for Pakistan with, followed by the Aga Khan University, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).
Foreign Self-Finance Scheme in medical, dental colleges annulled
Khawaja Salman announces conversion of 76 self-finance seats for expats, dual nationals to open merit seats in public sector medical and dental colleges
TEVTA to start three-month course from 24th
The Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) would start a Chinese language course from August 24, TEVTA chairperson Irfan Qaiser Shaikh said on Tuesday.
‘Educate youth about threats to ecology’
Environmental degradation will affect young people disproportionately more than other demographic groups. They should be educated about threats to the ecology and be encouraged to participate in activities aimed at deliberating responses to ecological challenges, United Nations Volunteers Pakistan programme officer Aktarud Din said on Tuesday.
Genesis of water wars in South Asia traced
US scholar Dr David Gilmartin addressed a seminar organised in connection with Independence Day celebrations, at Punjab University’s Pakistan Study Centre on Tuesday. PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran presided over the session, while Pakistan Study Centre Director Prof Dr Massarrat Abid, senior faculty members and a large number of students were present on the occasion.
Schools reopen after extended summer vacation
It was back to routine as both government and private schools in Sindh reopened on Tuesday after an extended holiday of two months and 10 days. According to the decision of the Steering Committee, the schools were initially set to open on Aug 3 but the government decided to keep them closed until Aug 11 in view of the heavy rains and floods in Sindh despite Karachi not being af fected.
HEC workshop for non-teaching staff
HEC organized a workshop on “Indiginance on Campus Training Workshop for Non-Teaching Staff” for non-teaching staff at Sindh University, Jamshoro.
Flood altering 200 schools in affected areas
Almost 200 schools could not start their work due to adverse effects of flood. Deputy Commissioner Sukkur said that students of these effected schools will be transferred to other safe schools within 24-48 hours.
Scrutinizing students for final results
Chairman Secondary Education Board, Karachi said that more than 1100 students out of 1300 have been informed about their complaints from board office regarding their final results. The main reason was wrong entries or attendance of students against their roll numbers.
Varsity’s teachers association displeased with proposed names
Disapproving of the three names proposed for the nomination of vice chancellor Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST), the teachers association (Anjuman-e-Asatiza) of one of the varsity’s campus, on Tuesday, demanded of President Mamnoon Hussain to appoint a meritorious academician for the post.
24 colleges produce zero percent result in inter pre-medical exams
The result gazette issued by the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) on Tuesday for pre-medical examination revealed that 24 colleges or higher secondary schools produced zero percent result while 52 educational institutions scored less than 20 percent. Meanwhile, 30 colleges and higher secondary schools had scored between 20 and 30 percent
Students of Sindh technical board passed by board due to no proof of cheating
Sindh technical board decides to pass those students who were accused of cheating. The Board administration passed students on average marking base and the results of students who have crossed the age limit have been stopped.
Centenary celebration of Kali Mori college planned
The centenary celebrations of historic Government College Kali Mori Hyderabad will be held with great enthusiasm by alumni of the college both in Karachi and Hyderabad.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-08-12/page-14
Rs 143v million is the total cost of construction of the new academic block at Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology.
VC KU inaugurates exhibition on Pakistan Movement
The Vice-Chancellor of Karachi University, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qaiser Tuesday inaugurated an exhibition at the University campus in connection with the Independence Day celebrations.
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48th International Chemistry Olympiad to be hosted by Pakistan
Pakistan will be hosting the 48th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) in Karachi next year at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (KU), according to local media sources.
BIEK chairman comes under fire
Members of the media asked BIEK chairman Muhammad Akhtar Ghori how he, with only a BSc degree could hold the post, when the government had advertised and invited applications for the post of chairmen of examination boards for Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas divisions while clearly stating that aspiring candidates must have a PhD degree or at least a masters’ degree with over 17 years of teaching and administrative experience.
Prof Rukhsar Ahmed appointed SZABUL dean
Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad issued the notification, G-S/28-4/2015, which called for the appointment of Dr Ahmed as first Dean of the SZAB University of Law Karachi.
Bringing madressahs into the mainstream of our national life remains an elusive proposition as is the fabled dream of madressah reforms. Our deficiency of madressah knowledge adds to the growing socio-economic ideological gap between madressahs and the rest of Pakistan, especially urban Pakistan.
The Glass is Half Full by Philip Barton
The first week back from a holiday brings a fresh perspective and a new impetus to your work. Investment in education, ensuring individuals, groups and communities have equal access to the marketplace, investing in infrastructure and tackling all terrorists will help Pakistan create a new narrative about itself – and make the lives of everyday Pakistanis better.
Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-08-12/page-6/detail-4
Letters to the Editor
A deafening silence
“The pen is mightier than the sword” is a universal truth which has been drummed into every school-going child in Pakistan.
Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/936297/a-deafening-silence/
If one aspires to become a doctor, one can go to medical school. There are plenty of engineering universities for the engineer. Similarly, there is no shortage of business schools, law schools, schools for architecture, fashion design and the famous National College of Arts to cater for the artistically inclined. But where are aspiring writers supposed to study?
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1199899/literature-neglected
Education development a top priority for the provincial government
Peshawar: Mr. Habib-ul-rehman stated that the development of education is at the top of the government’s agenda all basic requirements of government educational institutions would be fulfilled. He shared his views at yesterday’s event in Government Higher Secondary School in district Buner. He also approved 600 teacher appointments to overcome staff deficiency.
Teachers’ promotions should be top a priority
Peshawar: The President of All Primary Teachers Association, Malik Khalid Khan, asked for promotions of teachers to be carried out swiftly.
Time to provide educational facilities to students
Mardan: MPA Iftikhar Mashwani stated that it was time to provide educational facilities to all students, since success and development seemed to be based on education. He further said that his priorities were to build new schools, upgrade schools and to fulfill all basics requirements of schools. He further mentioned that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government was paying great attention to education and health. He shared his views in an opening ceremony of shifting a Government Girls’ Middle School to a High School. This project would cost 1 Crore 13 lakhs. Construction would start in PK 26 primary, middle, high and higher secondary schools.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.3
Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No.3
Limited seats, students face problems
Chak Dolat: Students who have passed the Matric exams are now facing problems in college admission because of a lack of seats and high dues. Students who have gotten more than 900 marks are unable to get admission in higher educational institutions because of their high fees.
Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page05.aspx
Furniture provided in high and higher secondary schools of Lakki Marwat
Lakki Marwat: Furniture worth 1 Crore Rupees was provided to high and higher secondary schools in Lakki Marwat. An event was held in which MPA Mr. Munawar Khan’s brother and District Engineer Ameer Nawaz Khan gave furniture to the school’s administration and management. The event was also attended by District Education Officer, Muhammad Sheraz Khan. District Engineer Ameer Nawaz Khan in the event said that the availability of furniture would have positive effects on the learning environment of the students. DEO Muhammad Sheraz Khan also promised to fulfill the requirements of schools and make it possible to provide furniture to all schools.
Complete Story: Daily Subah, Peshawar, Page No.5
Quetta: A leader of JUI said that merit had been shattered by appointing a junior doctor as the principal of BMC Quetta instead of senior doctors.
Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page3/
The educational budget should be probed
Quetta: A leader of SISA has said that the educational budget should be probed since half the budget is consumed as GST and the rest is too little to fulfill needs.
Girls’ school prohibition
Khuzdar: A girl school in Bezanpur is deprived of female school teachers and the higher authorities are not paying attention to it. Arrangements should be carried out to done to cover the shortage of teachers.
Girls’ school closed
Noshki: A girls school in the district has been closed for years, however, teachers are still getting their salaries. The government needs to take notice and assure the opening of the school.
Endowment fund to be released
Quetta: JUI leader said that the endowment fund has been closed causing students to face problems.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-12-2015/Quetta/page2.asp
Corruption in education
Quetta: MPA Shama Ishaq visited the BU and said that corruption had ruined the educational system and it should be condemned.
Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-08-11/page-2
School development schemes to be completed in one week
Multan: The City District Government has given a deadline of one week to all the schools of Multan to complete basic facilities schemes.276 schemes have been completed out of 293 schemes that were to be sanctioned for the year 2014-2015, while 17 schemes were in progress. The District government has issued instructions to all the concerned departments to complete the said schemes within a week.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-08-12 /page-8
Water of 121 schools out of 150 found polluted
Muzaffargarh: An NGO got samples of water of 150 schools in Muzaffargarh checked and found that 121 schools had polluted water. Civil society members have demanded provision of potable water in schools.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 08
359 teachers of District Rahim Yar Khan to face action for poor results
Rahim Yar Khan: Around 359 teachers of Rahim Yar Khan will have to face salary stoppage and blockage of increments and promotions. DEO Elementary has issued orders in this regard. These teachers include 237 teachers from Tehsil Rahim Yar Khan, 48 from Sadiqabad, 38 from Khanpur, and 36 from Tehsil Liaquatpur. Teachers’ bodies have protested against the action and said that they taught the students well, but the marking of the papers had been unfair.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 09
Passage to school becomes a pond of rainwater
Rahim Yar Khan: The passage and main gate Government Ajmal Bagh High School Sadiqabad has become a pond of dirty water because of rains. The residents have demanded that TMA must take quick action and get the water cleared.
Complete Story: Daily Nayadaur, Multan, Page No. 02
SPLA protested against a show cause notice to 45 Lecturers
Larkana: Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association SPLA Larkana organized a protest at degree college Larkana against a show cause notice to 45 Lecturers from Sukkur. They claimed that the Director Colleges Sukkur is violating the rules by issuing notices to the lecturers and directing them to report to Karachi.
Allegation of theft on flood affected families in Pilot High School
Dadu: According to a report by the management of Government Pilot High School Dadu, it is alleged that flood affected families have stolen material from science labs from the school. On that the Deputy Commissioner has issued an order to vacate the school building within 24 hours.
Summer vacations over; schools reopened
Karachi: Summer vacation all over Sindh have ended and all private as well as government schools have reopened. The attendance of students in government schools remained low as compared to private schools.
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120 Schools turned to cattle farms
Dadu: Government schools in union councils Tilty, Jhangara, U.C Dal, Boobak, Channa and Sehwan have been turned to cattle farms because of the negligence of the education department. On the other hand government schools in Samo Wahan, Lurh machi, Bhooral Jatoi, Jarath, hayat Shah, Manak Jamali, Gahi Bhalai and Mir Muhammad Sehro have been closed. The teachers are getting their salaries without attending schools.
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Higher Secondary School facing problems
Shikarpur: Government Higher Secondary School Khanpur has been facing a lack of basic facilities. 1520 students are facing a shortage of furniture, fans, classrooms and toilets. Even the principal has not been appointed since the past year.
Technical Education Board decides to pass students accused of cheating
Karachi: The Technical Education board has decided to pass matric class students. The students were accused of cheating in their board examination.
Scandal of scrutiny of matric students over
Karachi: The Chairman Education Board Karachi Mr. Anwar Ahmed Zai has declared that scrutiny of 1198 students has been over sending their results to their homes; whereas other cases would be completed within two days.
47 Schools in Manjhand could not be opened
Jamshoro: Forty seven schools of Taluka Manjhand could not be opened due to flood water in school buildings. The education officers have declared that schools will reopen once the flood water has been discharged.
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Illegal appointments in the education department Tando Muhammd Khan
Tando Muhammad Khan: It is reported that about 1500 degrees of Sindh language teachers were fake. The appointments were done illegally. The report has been sent to the Secretary of education.
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Local landlord used a school plot for his date palms trees
Khairpur Mirs: The ground of government primary school village Magsi was occupied by the local landlord to grow date palm trees. The school teachers informed the police. The police arrested two persons and school plot was restored.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 2
Education works engineers still holding posts in works services
Hyderabad: The Engineers of the education works departments still hold their posts in the works services department despite the directives of Supreme Court. Due to that most senior officers of works services department have been deprived of their promotions.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 12
Two Hundred Schools of Sindh non-functional due to recent floods
Sukkur: Summer vacations in Sindh are over and most of private and government schools have opened. However, about 200 schools in remote flood affected areas are still non-functional because affected families are staying in school buildings. On the other hand Deputy Commissioner Sukkur Mr. Shahzad Fazal Abbasi has declared that flood affected families would be shifted to alternate buildings and school buildings would be restored.