12th May 2017


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

KP government celebrates with KP’s board position holders

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad Atif Khan distributed Rs14.76 million in cheques, and gold medals among 41 students who took top positions in matric, F.A and F.Sc examinations.

Complete Story: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/05/11/kp-government-celebrates-with-kps-board-position-holders/


Prize distribution ceremony at University Public School

An annual prize distribution ceremony was held at University Public School and Chief Guest of the event was VC University of Peshawar, Prof Dr. Muhammad Abid.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104185765&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170512


Top students to be given laptops

District Government has decided to give laptops to students who have topped in matric examinations in their respective schools.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104185000&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170512



Teenager realises dream of educating poor children

Born to a labourer in Abdara village on the outskirts of Peshawar, Somaya Farhat Khan had a dream to do something for poor children so that they could also live a normal life like others belonging to well off families.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=12_05_2017_183_008


Education ladder to progress: Reham Khan

Reham Khan, social activists and former wife of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, said on Thursday that education worked like a ladder for the uplift of nation, without which the dreams of progress could not be materialised.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-05-12/page-3/detail-1



‘Without consultation, private school watchdog unacceptable’

The private schools in Hazara division on Thursday asked the government not to put a watchdog for them in place without their consultation.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=12_05_2017_182_008







We will resolve issues faced by senior cadre teachers: Abdul Ghaffar Kadezi

President of Senior Educational Staff Association Balochistan, Abdul Ghaffar Kadezi said that certain policies are needed that will resolve the issues faced by teachers.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-12-2017/Quetta/page7.asp





Cheques distributed to rebuild 11 schools in Orakzai Agency

Frontier Corp, KPK has distributed cheques to chairmen of school communities for rebuilding of 11 primary schools in Orakzai Agency.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104185766&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170512




CADD seeks Rs100 million for welfare of special children

Minister for CADD, Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhary said on Thursday that devices will be distributed to assist special children in their studies.

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/5-12-2017/page20.asp






Teachers of ICT schools not paid for the past seven months

 Member PTI, Asad Umar has said that for the past seven months, teachers in ICT have not been paid and 80% of these teachers are women.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-05-12/page-5


Model College organises science show

Pakistan Science Club organised a science show at Islamabad Model College for Girls F-7/1 on Monday in collaborations with Prime Minister’s Education Reform Programme.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=12_05_2017_153_003


Science education key to nation’s future

Science education is the key element for the future of a nation. This was stated by Dr Pierre Léna, a visiting French scientist, who spoke at a forum in Islamabad on Thursday which had been organised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF).

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201705120051&EN_ID=11201705120021&EMID=11201705120010


First lady stresses sensitizing new generation on importance of moral values

Addressing the students of Islamabad Model School for Girls here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, the first lady mentioned the significance of upcoming Holy Month of Ramazan.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201705/12/page09.php


HEC organises ‘Forum on Inquiry Based Science Education’

The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan in collaboration with ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF), organised ‘Forum on Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE)’ -- La main a la pate, to emphasize the importance of inquiry in science education and strengthening science base in schools.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/203926-HEC-organises-Forum-on-Inquiry-Based-Science-Education


Corruption in Rawalpindi Red Crescent Education Fund

It has been found that for the past 8 years, District Rawalpindi Branch of Red Crescent has not been getting admission fees collected from dozens of schools and Red Crescent Fund in its account.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104185132&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170512


Govt to distribute laptops among seminary students 

The Punjab government has decided to distribute laptops among students studying in various madrassas in Punjab, including the Rawalpindi Division.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-12/lahore/11541/84851




Rs 2bn to be spent on development schemes

Deputy Director Development Hafizabad, Shahid Iqbal Bhatti has said that the Punjab government was spending more than two billion rupees to execute different development schemes including building a new girls college in the eastern side of the city.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201705/12/page02.php   


Prizes to be given to students gaining admissions in public schools

In order to increase enrolment, senior headmasters have set prizes for students gaining admissions in Government High School Shuja Abad.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104186215&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20170512


Sale of energy, carbonated drinks banned at educational institutes

The Punjab Food Authority has banned sale of energy and carbonated drinks at educational institutions and within 100 meters from their premises.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-05-12/page-14/detail-1






Special package for teachers, school representatives

Government of Punjab has decided to provide a special package for teachers and school representatives, in which teachers will be given up gradation.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-12-2017/Multan/page2.asp


Posts of 4340 of District Teachers/Educators finished, teachers look for more openings

On behalf of the School Education Department, 4340 posts of District teachers/educators has been finished and these teachers have started looking for vacant positions in other schools.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-12-2017/Multan/page5.asp


Special measures taken to ensure cleanliness in schools

A special notice has been issued by School Education Department regarding cleanliness in schools where it has been made compulsory to provide soaps in school washrooms.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-12-2017/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_05.gif


Top Matric students to be provided laptops

Students who have achieved good marks in their matric examinations will be given laptops.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-12-2017/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_04.gif


‘Qarz-e-Hasna’ scheme for teachers approved

Government of Punjab has approved the ‘Qarz-e-Hasna’ scheme for teachers and Punjab Minister for Education, Rana Mashood will officially announce the approval soon.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104185154&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170512


Case against three teachers in student’s death case

Police registered a case against three teachers of the chak-190/EB public elementary school on Thursday for the death of a grade eight student, allegedly due to torture in school.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=12_05_2017_178_008


Government taking measures for the betterment of students: MNA Shaheen Shafiq

MNA Shaheen Shafiq said that our students are an asset of our nation and certain measures are being taken for their betterment.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/assets/nawaiwaqt/uploads/epaper/2017-05-12/Multan/epaper_images/epaper_img_1494536966.gif





CM for bringing out-of-school children back to school

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that education is high priority and a multi-pronged approach should be adopted to bring out-of-school-children to quality schools.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201705/12/page17.php



Schools to be closed today, Inter examinations to be on schedule

Due to Shab-e-Baraat, schools and colleges all over the province will be closed today but Inter examinations will take place.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-12-2017/karachi/pic.asp?picname=312983


Students should get digital literacy: Mehtab

Sindh Education Minister, Jam Mehtab Dahar said that students, in order to solve the problems of today, should have digital literacy.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-12-2017/karachi/pic.asp?picname=312976


CM for using public-private partnership to reopen 2,000 schools

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday said education reforms remain a high priority for his government, which is why a multi-pronged approach must be adopted to provide access to schooling to the burgeoning number of out-of-school children.  

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/203893-CM-for-using-public-private-partnership-to-reopen-2000-schools





Bid to defame education department foiled: Mehtab

Provincial Minister for Education and Literacy Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that cheating mafia has made an unsuccessful attempt to defame the education department; however, the department took timely measures to foil their ugly move.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2017-05-12/page-14/detail-4




Education Minister visits examination centres

Sindh Education Minister, Jam Mehtab Dahar visited different examination centres to help eliminate cheating during Inter examinations.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201705/12/page17.php



AC directs Board not to assign exam duties to two teachers

During the surprise visit to Government High School, AC Sheikh found two High School Teachers guilty of helping students in the use of unfair means (copying answers) in examination centre.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2017-05-12/page-14/detail-9


BIEK refers 20 cheating cases to probe committee

The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) on Thursday reported 20 cases of cheating to the board’s committee looking over the matter.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/203894-BIEK-refers-20-cheating-cases-to-probe-committee  


Cheating case against 1106 students

Inter examinations have come to an end and last exam of Islamic studies was leaked an hour before the exam.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104184658&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170512


4 suspects arrested over robberies in schools, hospitals

Gulberg Division Police has arrested 4 suspects on issue of robberies in schools and hospitals.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-12-2017/karachi/pic.asp?picname=312995


Chairman Mirpur Khas Board asks for help from CM Sindh

Barkat Ali Haideri, Chairman Mirpur Khas Board has written a letter to CM Sindh to help resolves within the board.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104184713&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170512





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