12th July 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Over 18,000 Register for MBBS admission in KP Colleges  

As many as 18,155 applicants have registered to appear in the entry test for admission in MBBS and BDS at public and private medical and dental colleges of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). According to documents of the Khyber Medical University (KMU), the last date for submission of the application is 15th July.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-07-12/lahore/5190/24822




FBISE to announce matric exam results today

The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) is going to announce the annual result of matric exams today (Tuesday). The result will be uploaded on the board website by 10:00 a.m.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-07-12/lahore/5200/24837




Summer School starts at Police Line Headquarters

Islamabad Police has started its Summer School program at Police Line Headquarters to promote the concept of community policing. The children would be taught martial arts, computer, horse riding and some other courses as well. Children of ages 4 to 14 can participate in this summer school.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-12&edition=ISL&id=2480115_90820776


Promotion-pace disparity perturbs ICT Teachers

Teachers in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) have long been paid according to old 4-tier system introduced in the early 1990s, says a press release issued by Federal Government College Teachers Association.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/134177-Promotion-pace-disparity-perturbs-ICT-teachers


Senior teachers to be appointed in FDE Colleges

The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has planned to appoint senior teachers to Islamabad’s model colleges for girls, which it oversees through the Federal Directorate of Education.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/134161-Senior-teachers-to-be-appointed-in-FDE-colleges


AIOU to hold Fsc practical exams from 18th

The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has decided to conduct FSc practical exams for the autumn semester from July 18 to 29. The exams will be held at the Government College of Science, Wahdat Road, Lahore, the Government Islamia College, Sargodha Road, Faisalabad and the  AIOU Lab Islamabad, said AIOU Deputy Controller of Exams Abid Hussain Satti.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-07-12/lahore/5192/24794


Plan to establish nursing and associated Medical University in Islamabad

The federal government has made a plan to establish a Nursing and Associated Medical Science University in Islamabad with the collaboration of the Bahrain government. 

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-07-12/lahore/5200/24835

Misplaced priorities: Education projects awaiting official nod

The Prime Minister may be serious about improving education standard at least at the federal level, it seems the baboos are not serious in translating his vision into reality.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1139704/misplaced-priorities-education-projects-awaiting-official-nod/


Donor spending: a drop in the bucket

Donor funding for education is highly visible in Pakistan. From television campaigns to public debates, donors, and their dollars are a tangible force in shaping the public narrative on how the state education system can and should be salvaged. Punjab’s education reform programme is the largest UK aid program in the world today. Pakistan is the largest recipient of UK aid today and, until a few years ago, second largest recipient of US aid.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1270281


Is our education system ‘Too Broken’ for Reforms?

While it is no secret that Pakistan needs to better spend its education budget, the much-needed reform process is likely to be easier said than done. Fighting against a culture of doctored statistics.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1270175/is-our-education-system-too-broken-for-reforms




Teachers’ alliance announces sit-in in front of Assembly

The All Teachers’ Alliance has announced to stage a sit-in in front of Punjab Assembly. The Alliance has stated that the teachers must come out for their rights on 25th July. The Alliance has expressed that the government is handing over more schools to Punjab Education Foundation. The All Asataza Alliance Punjab (AAAP) has announced the start of its protest against the Punjab government for "privatizing" public schools from July 25. The teachers’ alliance had observed a three-day sit-in outside the Punjab Assembly before the holy month of Ramazan and had postponed the campaign till Eid.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/134133-Teachers-protest-from-25th





PEF projects have helped reduce educational backwardness

The managing director of Punjab Education Foundation Tariq Mahmood has stated that different projects of Punjab Education Foundation have helped in the reduction of educational backwardness in the country.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-12&edition=LHR&id=2479583_25706113


BISP DG visits PEF

Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Director General Sarah Saeed visited the head office of the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) and held a detailed meeting with Managing Director Tariq Mahmood to join hands for children’s well-being in the province.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/134149-BISP-DG-visits-PEF


Formation of education authority will destroy the education system

General President of Teachers Association Rasheed Ahmed has said that formation of education authority for Public schools will destroy the education system.  Well reputed schools who show good results are handing over to Danish Authority and PAEF which is not a wise decision.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-07-12/page-12/detail-3


Training Program For College Principals

Punjab Higher Education Commission has announced a training program for the principals of the colleges. 150 principals would participate from different districts of Punjab in the first phase. The opening ceremony would be held today at University of Health Sciences. Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) would train 690 principals of public sector colleges of Punjab. Punjab Higher Education Minister Zakia Shahnawaz would be the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony that would be held at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) today (Tuesday).

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-07-12/lahore/5201/24862






35 varsities ask for Nobel prize for Edhi

35 Universities have started an online signatory campaign under the umbrella of Inter-University Consortium. The consortium has also demanded to start Edhi prize for social workers and philanthropists.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-12&edition=ISL&id=2480129_54686090


PU Student Congratulated

Punjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr. Mujahid Kamran has congratulated Muhammad Usman Khan, a former student of PU Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) & Institute of Social and Cultural Studies (ISCS), who has been awarded “Queen’s Young Leaders Award 2016”.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/134146-PU-student-congratulated


Last date for admission in PU

The last date to submit the admission forms for entry test in Punjab University is 12th July (today). Entry tests would be conducted for admissions in College of Information Technology and Hailey College as well.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-12&edition=LHR&id=2479962_17452342




Dental week in UHS

The first ever Dental Week would start today in University of Health Sciences. The theme of the dental week is “Dental Research”. The events include lectures by foreign experts, seminars, and workshops related to dental research. The University of Health Sciences (UHS) is organizing a ‘Dental Week’ on the theme of dental research and periodontology, that will kick off today (on Tuesday). The “Dental Week”, which will continue till July 18, is being arranged by UHS Department of Oral Biology.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/07/12/dental-week-starts-at-uhs-today/





A ghost of a problem?

“There is not a single ghost school in Punjab. That is out of the question. Ghost teachers and ghost schools are not an issue in Punjab,” says a senior official in charge of monitoring. Former president and General Pervez Musharraf once said that “there are between 30 and 40,000 ghost schools, amounting to 20 percent of all schools.” According to Khalid Khattak, an investigative reporter on education, “Punjab doesn’t have a ghost teacher problem like it used to. It’s because of the monitoring system put in place. They are also taking disciplinary action against teachers who do not show up.” “Punjab has fired many teachers,” says Khattak, “We keep hearing complaints from teachers’ associations.”

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1270282/a-ghost-of-a-problem




Schools and Colleges must be named after Edhi

General Leader Professor Shazia Zahoor while giving tribute to late Mr. Edhi, she said that in every district schools and colleges must be named after Edhi Saab.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-12-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_19.gif


Karachi University blocked the payment of paper checkers

Karachi University blocked the payment of commerce teachers of Government colleges after the case of creating bogus results. According to the details bill was created for the payment of paper checkers, 35 PKR per paper but due to the issue of bogus result come on front Karachi University stopped the payments.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103624523&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160712


French government issues 12 Scholarships for PCMD-KU

The French government has issued 12 scholarships for the development of the faculty at Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), University of Karachi. Pak-France Initiative will soon emerge for the promotion of science and technology in Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/07/12/french-govt-issues-12-scholarships-for-pcmd-ku/





Examination form date extended

The deadline for the submission of examination forms for MA and double MA private in Karachi University has been extended. The date has been extended to 12th July. The forms can be submitted at the bank counters at the Silver Jubilee gate of KU.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-12&edition=KCH&id=2479234_55490540


Admissions in religious institutions to start from Saturday

The admission in the religious institutions across the country would start from Saturday, 16th July after two months vacations. The admission forms can be obtained from Jaamia Binoria from 16th July. The arrangements were discussed at the meeting of the academic board.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-12&edition=KCH&id=2479233_53030228


Letters to the Editor


Poor schools

According to a media report, the students of public-sector schools in the Mardan district could not get enough positions in the top 20 in the SSC examinations 2016 conducted by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Mardan.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/134184-Poor-schools


Our education system

Education is the basic right of every human being. It has the power to bring out a human bring from the darkness of illiteracy into the light of knowingness. Everyone should have a specific set of skills to survive in this complicated world and set of skills can be designed as education. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/07/12/our-education-system-3/

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Development is impossible without education: Ajab Khan

Alpuri: The Shangla Peoples Party Parliamentarian Leader and member Tehsil Council Alpuri Ajab Khan said that the development without the education is impossible. He said that if we want to make our country prosperous as the developed country then it is our duty to provide education to our youth by showing serious concern. These views were shared in Hayat Khan Shaheed Public School Shangla during the event of parents’ ceremony. He also said that the literacy rate in Shangla is very low which requires educating every child in every field.

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

Quran teaching to be made compulsory in all public schools

Peshawar: According to the State Minister for Religious Affairs, Mr. Baleegh-ur-Rehman, change in the education policy will now incorporate Quran education in order to improve the understanding of the religious text in the contemporary era. The minister said that Nazra Quran would be taught from grade one to grade 5 and proper Quranic education with translation would be taught to students of grade six to grade 12 in all public schools. This will ensure a proper and better approach to the interpretation and application of the religious text.

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

More teachers appointment required in Ashi Khel Girls School Landi Kotal

Peshawar: Banaras Khan from Landi Kotal has informed the help line that 450 students are getting an education in Ashi Khel Girls School Landi Kotal and only 2 teachers are educating them which is very unfair to both teachers and students. This condition shows that more teachers appointment are required in Ashi Khel Girls School Landi Kotal. He also said that in a boys school, there are 4 teachers for 34 students which are showing injustice with required in Ashi Khel Girls School Landi Kotal. He demanded teacher’s appointment in the girls school.

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

KP government is trying hard to fulfill promise of bringing a revolution in education

Bannu: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa  Law Minister Mr. Imtiaz Shahid Qureshi said that KP government has promised to bring revolution in education and now trying so hard to fulfill this promise. For this purpose, Government is taking several serious steps for development of education and has invested 111 billion Rupees which are more than any Province .He was saying this in an inauguration ceremony of Government Primary School. He also said that this is the effort of KP government only which has up till now upgraded more than 30 schools.

Complete Story:  Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.3

Schools and Hospitals are not private property

Buner:PTI former Provincial General Secretary and present Provincial Presidency candidate Khalid Masood said that Schools and Hospitals are not private property. They are for public and must not be owned privately. He said that they both sectors are directly related to the public but unfortunately both sectors are under Politics.

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No.2


Notice should be taken of teaching noncurricular books in schools: Hafiz Asghar Hurairi

District Quetta: The Provincial Convenor JTI Nazriyati Mr. Hafiz Asghar Hurairi along with other members said in joint statement that noncurricular books are being taught in different schools of Quetta due to which extremism and sectarianism are spreading among people. JTI Nazriyati demanded from Education department and Provincial Government to take notice of teaching noncurricular books in schools of Quetta.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p3/story.php?param=ascol.jpg

Teacher’s shortage should be reduced in Kuchlaq High School: Anwar Kakar

District Quetta: The administrator Islami Jamiat-e-Tulba IJT Kuchlaq, Mr. Anwar Khan Kakar with other party officials said in joint statement that Government High School Kuchlaq is facing teacher’s scarcity especially of science subjects. Students are facing problems in acquiring education. They demanded from the government to take notice of the highlighted issue otherwise IJT will go for a strike.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-12-2016/quetta/page10.asp

11 million children are still deprived of education: HDP

District Quetta: Hazara Democratic Party HDP stated that increasing population creating problems for children upbringing & education, which is a question mark for Government to tackle. 11 million children right now in the country are still deprived of education & are involved in child labor & other chores for earning a livelihood. On the other hand, the government does not have any logical and practical policy for upbringing and education of children; due to lack of policy child abuses like unemployment, poverty, hunger & extremism which is affecting the country as a whole. HDP stated every year 05 lac children due to the inappropriate educational atmosphere & lack of opportunities leave Education and incline towards labor.

Complete Story: Daily Azadi Quetta, Page No. 2

Action will be taken against absent teachers in Qalat: District Education Officer

District Qalat: The DEO Qalat Mr. Shabir Ahmed Sumalani said during visiting different schools that standard education is necessary for eradication of ignorance, illiteracy, and educational backwardness. He said strong & sound society can only be formed through quality education. He said legal actions will be taken against absent teachers and will not be forgiven. He said teachers should not solely be present in schools but also should focus on positive results from students.  

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 3

Lack of facilities in primary school Gharibabad; students are facing problems: Bhag

District Kachhi: The Educational emergency claims are useless, dozens of schools are deprived of basic facilities and students are sitting on the pavement, basic facilitates like furniture, potable water, electricity is unavailable in primary school Bhag. The primary school building has dilapidated but regrettably, officials are not paying heed towards the issue. The government should take notice of dilapidation of school and provide basic facilities to school. 

Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No. 8


Appointment letter of educators did not issue

District Multan: Authorities have announced that the appointment letter of educators will be issued and assigned their duty on Monday, but the candidate could not receive the appointment letters. According to authorities, letters will be issued after completion the final selection.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-07-12/page-03

PEF school owners reopened schools and demand for fees

District Muzaffargarh: The PEF partner School Owners violated the Government order and reopened the Schools, forcing Students for submission of two months summer vacation fee in advance. The Parents and their children are worried about the poor security arrangement and high temperature.

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

Substandard material used in school construction

District: Local activists shared that the construction of Government Primary School, Jakrah Town, and Darkhwast Jamal Khan was under supervision Sub-Engineer of Building Department. He has used the poor quality material in construction. They have demanded to take strict action against the engineer.

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

Punjab education department approves new education policy

District Rajanpur: The Education Department has decided to build 4 classrooms and recruit 2 to 4 teachers per primary schools. The Department has approved the policy which would be implementing after recruitment of 45000 educators in 2nd week of August. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 1

Ministry of education decides to close Teachers Training Collages

District Rajanpur: The Ministry of Education has decided to close the 23 Government Elementary Teachers Training Collages in all over the Punjab who has held the B.Ed, M.Ed. courses of Teachers.  Admission of B.Ed, M.Ed, for next year will be closed.

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

Corruption on name of Prime Minister Education Project

District Bahawalpur:  Corruption Gang Mafia is involving in corruption on the name of Prime Minister Education Projects. They received the million rupees as a bribe with the collaboration of private schools for appointments.  They have received Rs.10,0000/- per person and handed over to bogus appointment letters. In addition, the wife of Ex-Chairman Inter Faith Harmony Council is involved. Concerned people demanded to NAB must immediate take action. 

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


P.T.Alif protests for appointment of DO Education

District Dadu: The members of Primary Teachers Association Dadu protested against the vacant seat of DO Education, for past one and half month.  They demanded deputation of New District Officer Education.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130412256&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160712

Non-Teaching staff of College side did not restore

Sukkur: The 166 Non-Teaching staff of college side of Sukkur region could not be restored, after their regular duty of six years.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130412317&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160712

314 other cadre teachers still looking for salary

District Khairpur Mirs: The 314 Teachers of Other Cadre teachers are still looking for releasing of their salary, since a long time.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_12072016011537.jpg