12th Oct 2017



Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Talks between striking teachers, CM fail

Peshawar: Despite the government's nod to withdraw its decision to form board of governors in public sector colleges, negotiations between the chief minister and striking teachers over other matters remained inconclusive on Wednesday.

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Staff shortage affecting girls education

Charsadda: The studies of the students of the Intermediate classes at the Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Umarzai has been affected by lack of teachers.

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Government’s commitment to cause of education above board

Nowshera: Chief Minister KP Pervez Khattak said that the government commitment to the cause of education is above board.

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Joint monitoring unit for health, education sectors ordered in KP

Peshawar: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has ordered a combined Independent monitoring unit for health and education sectors to improve the system.

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College teachers condemn CM attitude

Peshawar: The action committee of college teachers has strongly condemned what they referred to as indecent, rude attitude of Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and proceeded to hold protests.

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Parents of APS students to protest against Imran

Peshawar: Parents of Army Public School massacre victims have announced to protest against the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan today (Thursday) during the latter`s scheduled visit to the capital city in connection with a public meeting, over his failure to honour commitments.

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Govt's explanation sought on private schools’ exemption from labour laws

Peshawar: A Peshawar High Court bench on Wednesday directed the KhyberPakhtunkhwa chief secretary to file comments within 10 days on a petition challenging the government's move to end the applicability of different labour laws, including the one about the minimum wages, to the private educational institutions in the province.

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KP to launch afternoon classes, offer transport

Peshawar: Provincial Education Department has decided to afternoon classes for a particular cross-section out-of-school children.

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58730 posts out of 239837 posts in Education Dept remain vacant

Peshawar: KP Education Department has 58 thousand 7 hundred and 30 vacant seats from Grade 3 to Grade 20 scales. Most vacancies are of Grade 12 and Grade 14 vacancies.

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Community teachers should be paid according to law

Quetta: Balochistan Community Teachers Association has been there since 2007 but has faced a lot of disappointment. Chairman met Aman Council secretariat members and requested that community teachers should be paid according to law.

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Private schools should provide facilities to students

Khuzdar: Assistant Commissioner Khuzdar said that private schools should focus on provision of facilities to students.

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CM and Education Minister announcements being implemented

Khuzdar: The announcements made during visit to Karakh are being acted upon as a high school in Karachi has been made a higher secondary school like promised.

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Students are struggling for their rights - BSAC

Quetta: Baloch Students Action Committee leaders said that seminars, lectures, musical shows and other programs will be initiated along with education so that student learn new skills and training.

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Lack of development in education no less than a tragedy - Sana Baloch

Kharan: Balochistan National Party (BNP) leader Sana Baloch said that the educational crisis is a tragedy as children have to study while sitting on the bare ground in Balochistan whereas on the other hand there is talk of creeks of milk and honey.

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Eradicating cheating is first priority - Director Colleges

Khuzdar: Director Colleges Higher and Technical Education Dr. Kaleemullah said during an address at Govt Degree College Khuzdar that promoting quality education will remove backwardness.

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Wave of anxiety among teachers in Panjgur

Panjgur: Absent teachers becomes the first target of education emergency in Panjgur after her pay is cut, creating anxiety among all the other teachers.

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Issues of Chaman teachers to be solved - Nazar Ali

Chaman: Govt. Teachers Association Qila Abdullah leaders raised concern over the issues faced by teachers, including applications given to DEO Office Chaman 4 months ago which have not been acted upon yet.

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Balochistan Community Teachers must be paid - Abdullah Khan

Quetta: Teachers are not paid as they legally should be - Balochistan Education Foundation appealed.

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1st collegiate research gala at Riphah

Islamabad: The Scientific Society of Islamic International Medical College became the pioneer in organizing 1st inter collegiate research gala.

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Education system must ensure conceptual learning

Islamabad: Minister for Education and professional training Baligh Ur Rehman stated that children and youth are the most valuable assets. He also expressed that the systems must ensure conceptual learning.
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US Envoy reiterates commitment to improving girls education

Islamabad: American Ambassador to science David Hale commemorated the International day of Girls child at an event celebrating the US commitment to improving the state of Girls education in Pakistan.

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Inculcating intellectual curiosity in students a challenge for teachers

The need of the globalized regime requires more knowledge based learning and multidisciplinary skills. The need to inculcate a greater sense of curiosity that goes beyond the academic standards is a task for teachers.

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O, A Level should be made equal to matric, intermediate - Senate Committee

Islamabad: During the meeting it was also discussed to promote Scouts Network at grassroots level.

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Obstacles galore continue to affect female education

Lahore: On the International Day of the Girl Child, adolescent females continued to face plethora of problems when it comes to access schools.

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Security alert in educational institutes

Lahore: Special Branch has issued security alert to the Education Department and announced security audit as well.

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Govt school timings changed

Lahore: Winter timings are in effect. Schools will now start at 8:30 and end at 2:30.

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Girls school rehabilitates building on self-help basis

Chiniot: The management of the Govt Girls High School, has on a self help basis, rehabilitated an 11-room block of the school which was declared dangerous some two years back.

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406 posts to be filled in 68 schools of district

Rawalpindi: As many as 406 posts of teaching and non-teaching staff would be filled in 68 schools of the district, according to the directives of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

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Government thinking of including CPEC as part of syllabus

Lahore: Member of Muslim League (N) and president Pervez Malik expressed that CPEC is playing a highlighted role in the development and growth thus it must be brought into consideration by making it part of the curriculum.

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Government Higher Secondary School at question

Kout Islam: Government Girls Higher secondary School clerk Iqbal has been reportedly receiving salary while staying at home. His past record has shown that he appeared sporadically without showing a regular attendance.

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Distribution of free uniform

Sadiq Abad: Government Primary School Chak number 134, conducted an event in which free uniform was distributed among the deserving students.

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Head Master Government High School teacher receives star award

Ghara Mor: Government High School awards 6 teachers with the star award, a program initiated by Shahbaz Sharif to appreciate and reward the services of teachers.

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Lagging behind in appointment of a principle

Multan: Government Pilot Secondary School Nawah city and Government Muslim High School remains without a principle even after a time span of 3 months.

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Government Girls Primary School Chianwali lacks facilities

Gujranwala: Government Girls Primary School Chianwali lacks the basic facilities and students are compelled to sit under the open sky. Animals are tied to the wall that is leading to the birth of many diseases posing danger to the lives of kids.

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Education and upbringing both are essentially imperative

Wazir Abad: Provincial Minister for health and education expressed that education is the predecessor for the growth and development of any nation. Thus, it is instrumental to invest in their education and upbringing both.

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Attendance of teachers and students must be regulated

Bakhar: Deputy Commissioner Bilal Haider said all efforts must be directed to ensure 100% attendance of teachers and students, health and safety measures must be enhanced. Under the Punjab School Reforms, promotion of education with preset standards has to be inculcated.

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School in a dilapidated condition

Sargodha: Deputy Commissioner Sargodha Liaquat Ali Chattha has demanded a report on the condition of Government High School.

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Increase in rent for teachers and govt employees demanded by SES Teachers Association

Rawalpindi: All the teachers in Punjab cities should also get increase in house rent just like those of federal teachers and govt employees.

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Only school for hearing-impaired children not upgraded

Jand: The only middle school for special children could not be upgraded to high school due to the carelessness of the Special Education Department.

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20,000 schools to be solarized

Lahore: Chief Minister Punjab said on Wednesday that schools located in far flung areas will be solarized under Khadim e Punjab Ujala Program.

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Pakistan needs system-level change in education, conference told

Karachi: Students increasingly face a globalised world which has placed a lot of emphasis on a knowledge-based economy and multidisciplinary skills;educational institutions in Pakistan must tackle this challenge - This was debated at the third annual Principals’ Conference organised by the Aga Khan University Examination Board (AKU-EB) in partnership with the Oxford University Press (OUP).

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Bail in school demolition case

Karachi: An anti-corruption court granted on Wednesday interim pre-arrest bail to the director general of the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) and an additional secretary in a case regarding demolition of a heritage building in Soldier Bazaar.

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‘No lecturer posted in Naudero girls’ college since inception’

Larkana: No lecturer has been posted in the Government Girls’ College of Naudero since its inauguration at the hands of Sindh Senior Minister Nisar Ahmad Khuhro in 2014.

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Government is aware of importance of education - Jam Mehtab Dahar

Hyderabad: In an event at government college, Provincial Minister for Education, Jam Mehtab Dahar stated that government is aware of importance of education and is working for provision of quality of education.

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Land mafia occupies a school at Bin Qasim

Karachi: Land mafia occupies a school and constructs a building. Civil Judge has demanded a report from officials.

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Letters to the editor


Protecting children



The status of teachers






Program to transfer 20,000 schools to solar energy

Lahore: High Scale meeting was held under Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif where “Khadim e Punjab Ujaala Program” was looked into. It was decided in the session to transfer 20,000 government schools to solar panel facility through Khadim e Punjab Ujala Program.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2017-10-12/page-1/detail-9


Special attention should be extended for betterment of standard education

Multan: Governor Punjab said that special attention should be provided to students for research to maintain standard of education.

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Deputation on vacant posts in educational boards

Multan: Posts of secretaries and controller examinations were filled in all educational boards of Multan and Bahawalpur on the directive of Secretary Higher Education Department.

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School teacher beats students on not getting tuition

Jahania: Government Teacher of Primary School Chak No 118 Jahania gave a physical punishment to ten student of the School on not getting tuition from him.

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Only two teachers to teach 200 students

Bhit Shah: A protest strike was carried by the students of Government Middle School Bhitt Shah against teachers shortage, declaring that only two teachers are present to teach 200 students.

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Primary teachers protest for promotions

Shahpur Jahania: Primary Teachers from Shahpur Jahania carried protest against not getting promotions.

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Primary school exposed to be closed for past 24 years

Government Primary School Village Lal Bakhsh Khorkhani, near Union Council Garhi Mori was left closed due to carelessness of Education Department for past twenty four years.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2017-10-12/news/page3/1%20(2).htm


Hundreds of schools in Tando Muhammad Khan deprived of basic facilities

Tando Muhammad Khan: Despite education emergency in Sindh, hundreds of government schools in District Tando Muhamamd Khan are facing acute shortage of basic necessary facilities; while students have to face difficulties during school hours.

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Primary school left in dilapidated condition

Khairpur Mirs: Building of Government Primary School Nihal Khan Mashori was left in a collapsing condition due to heedlessness of education authorities.

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51 schools reopened on directives of Session Judge

Khairpur Mirs: On the directives of Session Judge Miss Sadaf Khokhar, 51 different government schools of Khairpur Mirs were restored and academic process was started.

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Protest against teachers shortage in school

A protest was carried by the students of Government Middle School Shah Marda Shah against shortage of teachers and furniture.

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All facilities are being provided along with extension of girls schools and colleges: Nawab Zahri

Quetta: Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has said that provincial government is providing equal opportunities of education to boys and girls. Along with increasing numbers of schools and colleges, government is also providing all necessary educational facilities to them.

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Demand to ensure facilities in government institutes

Quetta: Hafiz Abdul Wahid Hashmi, Provincial President Jamia e Ulmai Islam Nazariyati, has demanded from government to ensure provision of basic facilities in government educational institutes.

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Watan Teachers opposed illegal transfers of teachers

Noshki: The District President Watan Teachers Association Balochistan has issued in statement that teachers’ illegal transfers will not be tolerated.

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

British Council English Medium Training ended

Taanik: English Medium Grade Three training under the British Council and Education Department KPK ended.

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Chief Minister directs to launch independent monitoring Unit

Peshawar: Directives have been issued by the Chief Minister KP Parvez Khattak to initiate an independent monitoring unit in Education Department, to ensure attendance of the employees.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104627151&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20171012


58730 posts lying vacant in Education Department

Peshawar: 58730 out of 239837 Posts of grade 3 to 20 are reported to be lying vacant in the Education Department KPK; no recruitment process is started since long time.

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Protests by teachers

Peshawar: Teachers carried protests against Government’s Services Act, stopping educational activities.

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