223 maktab schools shut down in Swat, Lower Dir
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has closed down 223 maktab schools (elementary schools) in Swat and Lower Dir districts of the province, depriving thousands of children of their right to education. A protest rally was also organised by Alif Ailaan and Innovative Youth Forum that demanded for restoration of the status of the schools immediately.
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Rahman college introduces genetic research centre
To boost research on genetic diseases in Pakistan, the Centre for Genomic Sciences at Rahman Medical Institute has been inaugurated in the city.
Funds specified to start a Degree College in Budh Bair
Member of the National Assembly Qaiser Jamal decided that Budh Bair school will upgrade to a degree college. Qaisar Jamal said that in the 2015-16 budget they would issue six Crore for the degree college.
Special athlete dedicates medal to APS victims
Nayab Bibi, a young special athlete, who recently won a bronze medal in the 200-meter run in Special Olympics in Los Angeles, has dedicated her award to the victims of the Army Public School attack.
22,919 appear in test for medical colleges
The Educational Testing and Evaluation Agency Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (ETEA) and Khyber Medical University (KMU) on Wednesday conducted entrance test for the medical and dental colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday. A total of 22,919 candidates, including 13,654 boy and 9,265 girl candidates from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh appeared in the entrance test at the five centres.
Buetims offering better services
Minster of Petroleum, Jam Kamal visited the Beutims. He was very impressed with it. He said that Beutims was considered one of the top institution of the country.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-13-2015/quetta/page2.asp
Education Complex at Saryab
Senior Vice President of the National Party said that Park and Education Complexes are needed at Saryab. He said that the government has planned to provide a number of basic facilities to Saryab.
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Dissolving education rights to divisions and districts
Provincial Education Department has given rights of the department to divisions and districts since February 2014. The department said that teachers should contact their district department offices for their issues.
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Call to reinstate community schoolteachers
The Communal Teachers Association (CTA), Khyber Agency chapter, has demanded immediate reinstatement of the 70 dismissed community schoolteachers. In a statement issued here on Wednesday, the association`s president Sadiq Ahmad said the dismissed teachers, seven women among them, had been performing well for last 15 years despite no opportunity of promotion.
Teachers humiliated community
The recent decision of PDP led coalition government in order to exalt the education sector of Jammu and Kashmir by holding the screening test of more than 65000 teachers has invited a solid debate in our society.
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FDE’s daily-wage employees to be regularized
The issue of daily-wage employees of the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) seems to be have been resolved as the Ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) on Wednesday decided to release salaries of teaching and nonteaching staff besides regularising their services.
Senate body seeks details of lapsed foreign scholarships
A Senate special committee on Wednesday directed the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and other ministries concerned to provide exact number of foreign scholarships which lapsed during the last four years.
Education commission proposed to reform summaries
The Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf Wednesday said that his ministry had proposed constitution of an `Islamic Education Commission`. `This will improve educational system in seminaries,` he said while speaking at Nida-i-Pakistan Conference
Over 5,000 teachers to be regularized
Thousands of teachers in all seven tehsils of Rawalpindi District are set to be regularised on orders from the Punjab government.
Mutual Agreement on National Policy for Vocational training
All Provincial Ministers and the Federal Minister of Education agreed to pass a new policy regarding technical, vocational training and information communication. The PM had approved 100 million for this plan.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-13-2015/pindi/page3.asp
Federal Board announced the results today
Federal Board of intermediate and secondary education Islamabad announced the results of FA part 2 (higher secondary school certificate). The results were announced at 1 pm. The minister for education Baleg Ur Rahman was the chief guest at the ceremony.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-08-13/page-3
Saman Shahid Ansari, a student of the Headstart School, Islamabad, has scored two A’s and one B in the IGSCE, GCE Level Part-1 Examinations, says a press release.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-333900-Distinction
Schools readying for Independence Day celebrations
The government schools and colleges overseen by the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) are readying themselves to celebrate the country's 69th Independence Day with traditional fervour and enthusiasm.
HEC signs DoU for scholarships in Australia
Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Margaret Adamson and Higher Education Commission Chairman Professor Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad, on Wednesday, signed a document of understanding (DoU) for partial scholarships for Pakistani scholars in the Australian universities.
Pakistan postpones scholarship programme for Afghan students
Pakistan has postponed its scholarship programme for Afghanistan In the wake of recent scathing comments by Afghan leaders.
Provinces, federal govt working to achieve education goals: Baligh
State Minister for Education, Engr Muhammad Baleegh ur Rehman has said that all the provinces were working collectively for promoting education and federal government would facilitate them. He said this while hosting 6th Inter Provincial Education Ministers’ Conference (IPEMC) here.
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Aspiring young leaders provided diverse platforms to analyse, solve issues
Around 300 young leaders, all brimming with energy and enthusiasm, continued to attend the six-day Young Leaders Conference organised by the School of Leadership (SoL) here on Wednesday. The conference that opened on Tuesday saw a busy second day with keynote speakers expressing their views on a host of topics, besides plenary, syndicate sessions, a field visit and thematic dinners.
AIOU announces merit-based programmes
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has announced the schedule of its merit-based programmes for the current Semester Autumn. According to the official statement, all those interested for admission in the programmes should send their application form directly to their concerned department without admission fee according to the procedure laid down in prospectus.
`Young people`s civic engagement can realise their potential`
The first International Youth Day Conference is being held at Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS). The speakers at the conference lauded the achievements of young Pakistanis in fields such as education, sports, science or information technology. Those recognised included Arfa Kareem Randhawa who became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Haroon Tariq who secured 47 As in O levels this year to set a new world record.
Movement for separation of PIMS from SZABMU gains steam, yet again
After a considerably extended hiatus, slogans are once again being raised for separation of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) from the Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU). Following a 10-day peaceful protest that commenced on August 2, employees of the hospital forced closure of the Out-Patient Department of PIMS on the second consecutive day hereWednesday in pursuance of the fulfillment of their demand.
Girls outperform boys in UoG BA exams
Girls outperformed boys in University of Gujrat (UoG) BA, BSc and B.Com (part I-II) annual examinations held in April-May 2015 here at Hafiz Hayat Campus.Earlier, Controller (Examinations) Ahmad Jameel Turk announced the results.The pass percentage in BA, BSc and B.Com stood 28.68, 62.5 and 44.99.
Delay in GCU head`s appointment `hampers` admissions
`Inordinate` delay in the appointment of the vice chancellor has almost brought to a halt the ongoing admission process of talented but needy students to the Government College University, Lahore, forcing the alumni of the prestigious institution to remind the chief minister to immediately appoint head of his alma mater.
Regularization of teachers through protests
Punjab Teachers union said that they are protesting for rights of teachers. In this regard, a number of teachers are regularized due to their protests.
4000 schools of Punjab have been affected
Twelve hundred schools of South Punjab have been affected by the floods . Twelve hundred schools buildings were damaged by the floods in 2010 .Now the construction work of three thousand schools has not been completed. These buildings are a threat to students and teachers.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2015-08-13/page-9
Twenty five thousand teachers reprimanded because of poor performance in results
Education department Punjab reprimanded teachers because of their poor performance in the annual results. Results of 5th, 8th class annual were announced.
Academia builds case against cut in VCs term
Education sector elders on Wednesday put their heads together to suggest to the chief minister to have seconds thoughts about his plan of reducing the term of vice chancellors (VCs) of public sector universities in Punjab to two years.
PU I-Day celebrations
On the directives of PU Law College Principal Dr Shazia Qureshi, the University Law College will celebrate Independence Day, in a befitting manner by organising sports activities on the college premises. According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, Pakistani flags will be displayed at the building and badges, caps, shirts bearing insignia of Pakistani flags and sweets will be distributed among the participants. Dignitaries from various walks of life and prominent sportsperson will participate in the event.
After reports of two bodies KEMU Academic Council forms inquiry committee
The Academic Council of King Edward Medical University (KEMU) has constituted an inquiry committee to hold inquiry into the incident of alleged harassment of Professor of Paediatrics Dr Akmal Laeeq and other doctors and present its report and recommendations within seven days.
WHO, PU to design curricula for health professionals
World Health Organisation in collaboration with Punjab University Institute of Social and Cultural Studies will design curricula for health professionals to improve health and human rights situation in country.
A three-day training workshop titled Phase-2 “Indigenous On-Campus Training (IOT)” for administrative officers 1st group concluded in the University of Veterinary and Animals Sciences Lahore hereon Wednesday.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-333865-Workshop
Tevta focuses on industry-based syllabi
Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) Chairman Irfan Qaiser Shaikh has said that latest courses will provide job opportunities easily to the Tevta pass-outs in local and foreign industry. Tevta is also focusing to revise/update its present curricula being offered in its institutes. The purpose of revision of curricula is to provide latest techniques to its trainees as per requirement of industry.
Ushna Faraz, a student of Beaconhouse School System, has achieved straight As in her O Levels examinations with four A* and five A grades.
500 books donated to Manghopir school
To promote literacy and reading habits, a group of school-goers in the city has kicked off a campaign. Eternal Hope, a youth-led welfare organisation, is running the campaign with the help of a multinational food outlet chain in the city, and claims to have collected over 3,000 books so far.
Prince Biscuits donates education supplies
Prince Biscuits recently donated educational supplies to nine SOS Village schools for under-privileged children across Pakistan, according to a statement on Tuesday. It plans to continue the CSR programme to 50 schools across Pakistan.
School converted to Dates Godaam
During summer vacations some influential people started to grow their Date Palm trees on school grounds. Magsi Goth has been converted into a godam. Two criminals were arrested on the complaints from two teachers.
Directorate of Abdul Latif University needs funding
HEC delegate met with Directorate of Distance Learning Shah Abdul Latif University. They said that the directorate needed more funding.
New vice chancellor of Urdu university
The President of Pakistan issued a notification for new Vice Chancellor Dr Salman D Muhammad. Deputy Chairman Senate , Dr Masooma and Iqbal Khan helped him run the affairs of the Vice Chancellor of Federal Urdu University Karachi.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-08-13/page-3
Open day is organized in University of Karachi
On 13 August, the department of public administration in the university of Karachi organized an event in which intermediate students were allowed to provide information about different programs to students.
Call of strike in varsities postponed till the 20th
Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association’s (FAPUASA) President, Sindh chapter, Dr Ayaz Ali Kerio said on Wednesday that associations would postpone its decision of strike in Sindh’s universities till August 20 as the Sindh government had given positive gesture to resolve their issues regarding direct appointments of registrars and controller of examinations in universities.
Independence Day walk at Karachi University
Arrangements have been finalised for a walk in connection with the Independence Day celebrations at Karachi University Campus on Thursday at 10:30 am.
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KU announces result
Prof. Dr. Arshad Azmi Controller Examinations, University of Karachi, Wednesday announced results of BDS 3rd Professional Annual Examinations 2015.
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Civil engineers society inaugurated in Mehran University Jamshoro
Civil Engineers society started in Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro. The vice chancellor of the university Ghous Baksh Khaskheli inaugurated the society. This society is made for social and academic activities of civil engineering students.
Running for a better future
A few months ago, two friends, Kumail and Taha, students of Habib University started jogging at odd times during the day from their homes in Gulshan-e-Iqbal to undecided locations. Sometimes as late as midnight or as early as daybreak, the two friends jogged through the streets of Karachi.
Envisaging the ‘Karachi dream’
Young men and women belonging to different parts of the city shared stories pertaining to the ‘Karachi dream’ — youth is rising from the slums making their journey to the hallways of universities and organisations through education and diligence.
HEC workshop concludes at SU
The three-day indigenous on-campus training (IOT) workshop for secretarial staff on ‘management and communication skills’ at the University of Sindh concluded here on Wednesday.
Complete Story: http://epaper.brecorder.com/2015/08/13/6-page/683451-news.html
IBA, SMIU ink accord to promote IT services
Institute of Business Administration (IBA) and Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) on Wednesday signed an agreement for promoting Information Technology (IT) services.
Complete Story: http://epaper.brecorder.com/2015/08/13/1-page/683375-news.html
`Politicians responsible for negative tendencies in youth`
Speakers at a dialogue on `Youth civil engagement` held here on Wednesday to observe the International Youth Day held politicians, flawed government policies and corruption responsible for extremism, rebellion and other negative tendencies in youths. our children fail toattain merit in an environment where education institutions do not impart education but offer certificates and degrees against a small amount of money`.
Why sex education can prevent cases like child abuse in Kasur by Dr. Ilmana Fasih
Sex-ed curriculum in Ontario is to empower the children so they can identify when someone is being inappropriate with them, and how they can defend themselves. To be very honest, the real problem is in its name. I wish the curriculum had been named more subtly. This is common world over, despite strict legislation.
Sign of a course correction?
For Aug 11, 2015 to be a defining moment, the resolution must form the basis for action. Politicians and the establishment need to take a far more categorical stand against religious extremists of all shades. For enduring change, school curricula should be purged of divisive, prejudiced material, the country`s pluralistic heritage celebrated, and the blasphemy law revisited
Letters to the Editor
Maths in madressahs
Appross ‘Math in our madressahs?’There is no doubt, the subjects mentioned by the writer should be included in the madressah curriculum, though at the same time the existing syllabus should also be revised to end propagation of hatred against anyone.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1200118/maths-in-madressahs
ETEA test rushed
Khyber medical university Peshawar is being run by a very competent clinician and administrator, but the ETEA test is being held on Wednesday August 12 in a hurry and haste, with no justification.
Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-08-13/page-7/detail-6
Dwindling interest in plant sciences
The US National Centre for Education Statistics has recorded that fewer than 400 undergraduate degrees were awarded in the US in 2012.
The warning of plant knowledge lost as botany studies dropped seems hardly realistic.
Funds reserved establishing a Degree College in Badha Bher
Peshawar: Mr. Qaisar Jamal, Member National Assembly has reserved funds of six Million for the establishment of a Degree College in Government Higher Secondary School Badha Bher in the annual budget 2015-16. The residents have welcomed the act of the MNA and said that it would play a vital role in the expansion of education in the area.
Students Action Committee holds a protest against V.C. Peshawar University
Peshawar: Students Action Committee holds a protest against the Vice Chancellor of Peshawar University. He was accused of providing assistance to PTI Member National Assembly Murad Saeed in getting his fake degree.
Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx
ETEA Entry Test Medical & Dental Colleges
Peshawar: ETEA entry test for Medical & Dental Colleges was held in Peshawar, Abbottabad, Mingora Swat and Dera Ismail Khan in which 23 thousands students participated. The result would be announced on Thursday. Hafeezullah declared that they were trying to make the ETEA test easy.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.3
Publishing text books would make people jobless: Maqsood Anwar
Peshawar: Thousands of people will become jobless because of publishing text books. The Education Board’s decision will affect the price of books. The increase in prices will affect the education of the poor community.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.2
58% government schools without a boundary wall in Malakand Agency
Malakand Agency: About 58% of government schools are without a boundary wall in Malakand Agency; 50% without latrines, 58% without clean drinking water and 92% without play grounds. In the past three years enrollment has increased.
50% Schools In Batkhela lack basic facilities
BatKhela: Haroon-ul-Rasheed addressed a seminar and said that 50% of schools in Batkhela lack basic facilities. 50% schools are deprived of washrooms, 58% are deprived of facilities of clean water and 92% from playground and 58% from boundaries. This organization is also taking surveys in different areas to resolve all the issues regarding education.
Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.2
Nations can only develop through education
Barkhan: District Education officer Barkhan addressed teachers saying that development of nations lies in education. He said that teachers should ensure regular presence in concerned schools.
Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page2/
Rally for education campaign
Chaghi: District Education Officer Dalbandin and other officials conducted a rally in support of the education campaign. People from different walks of life participated in the rally; the aim of the rally was for people to enroll students in schools.
Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page2/
Speech & essay writing competitions
Quetta: With the support of the Pakistan Army, speech and essay writing competitions took place in all over Baluchistan. Secretary Colleges and Higher Education Ghulam Muhammad Sabir participated as the chief guest.
Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page3/
The youth should focus on education
Lasbela: Parkash Lasi and others speaking in press club on the occasion of youth day said youngsters should focus on education and extra curriculum activities.
All resources will be provided to resolve educational problems
Kalat: Provincial Advisor Treasury Mir Khalid Langho said all resources will be provided to resolve educational problems in Balochistan. He said they need to focus on better working conditions for educational institutions.
Ensure facilities in educational institutions
Tahoo: BSO (Pachar) General Secretary Naseerabad Division Mr. Faisal Ameer said that the government needs to focus on the shortage of teachers in colleges. All basic facilities like books and scientific apparatuses should be provided in all colleges of Balochistan.
BUITEMS is one of the leading institutions of the country
Quetta: Minister for Petroleum & Natural resources Mir Jam Kamal said BUITEMS is one of the leading institutions of the country. He praised the efforts of the present VC of BUITEMS.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-13-2015/Quetta/page2.asp
Hindrances in front of Girls College Korari
Quetta: Due to the animal market in front of Girls College Korari students are facing troubles. Dirt and pollution is spreading, affecting the sewerage system.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/08-13-2015/Quetta/page3.asp
Education can demolish sectarianism
Loralai: Deputy Commissioner Loralai Shahzaib Kakar said sectarianism is a curse and can be demolished through propagation of education and the true essence of Islamic teachings and concepts.
Action against teacher condemned
District Rahim Yar Khan: Nazir Ahmed Gondal, General Sectary, Bahawalpur Teachers Association has said that it was cruel for teachers to take action against other teachers on the grounds of showing poor results. He demanded that the punishments against teachers should be softened.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan. Page No. 02
Sharif brothers focusing on education
District Rahim Yar Khan: Shehzar Anwar, District Leader of Muslim League N presented a water dispenser to the principal of Government Taraqeeay Taleem High School Khanpur. He said that the Sharif brothers always focused on the promotion of education in the country. He promised that all schools will be provided water dispensers.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan. Page No. 07
Teachers to be paid financial rewards for child enrollment
District Dera Ghazi Khan: Ghulam Yaseen, District Coordination Officer, addressing a function organized by National Commission for Human Development said that teachers will be paid financial rewards of RS.150 per child for enrolling students. He also said that sufficient teachers and security guards will be present in schools and RS.150 Billion has been sanctioned to provide solar power panels to schools without electricity.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-08-13 /page-8
Gurdawar threatened the Principal
District Rahim Yar Khan: Omar Shakir, Principal, Bismillah Higher Secondary School has given a written application to the Assistant Commissioner that Lal Akbar. A gurdawar of the Revenue Department wanted fees concessions for his child and caught the principal from the collar and threatened dire consequences. The principal demanded an action against the said gurdawar.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan. Page No.04
Corruption allegations on D.E.O Elementary
District Khairpur Mirs: Three residents of Khairpur have accused the D.E.O Elementary Mr. Liaquat Kheskheli of being involved in corruption. They told the media that they had qualified Commission examination and they were offered job. However, when they reached the office of the D.E.O, he refused them and demanded a bribe. They added that he demanded five Lac rupees from each candidate, but he was given 3 lac rupees from each candidate. However, an order was still not issued.
Other cadre teachers protested for salaries
District Khairpur Mirs: The other cadre teachers of Education and Literacy department protested for their salaries before the press club. They declared that they were performing their duties with honesty, but the salary had not been issued for 34 months.
Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 3
Teachers protested against Taluka Education Officer
District Jacobabad: The Primary Teachers Association Gharhi Khero stood against Taluka Education Officer. They alleged that the T.E.O was asking a bribe.
Demand for Technical and Medical College in Thurparker
District Tharparker: People have demanded a Technical and Medical College in District Tharparker for the development of education. It was declared that their students have talent, but they were not provided opportunities.
Female teachers protested against education officers
District Tando Muhammad Khan: Female teachers from Tando Muhammad Khan stood against education officers by sending the report to Secretary Education. They declared that they were suspended on baseless allegations of remaining absent from their duties. They demanded for the removal of T.E.O Female and Director Finance.
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Protest for teachers in School
District Mirpurkhas: The residents of village Arif Ramdan Taluka Dighri protested for teachers in their Village School.
NTS pass candidate protested for offer orders
District Dadu: The NTS pass candidate from village Khuhra near Farid Abad protested for his offer order. They declared that they had qualified the NTS examination, but they were not given offer order. They alleged that D.O Dadu and Office Superintendent demanding a bribe of 5 Lacs. He protested and demanded that Chief Minister Sindh Mr. Qaim Ali Shah and Education Minister to take notice.
School closure ruined future of poor children
District Thatta: Government Primary School village Mehran Khan Kalmati closed for years but teachers are getting salaries at their homes. The poor children are confined to work in the fields due to closure of the school.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-08-13/news/page2/1%20(6).htm
Illegal appointments in the education department in Tando Muhammd Khan
District Tando Muhammad Khan: It is reported that about 1500 Sindh Language Teachers and others degree have been found bogus. The appointments were done illegally. Deputy Director Hyderabad Mr. Akber Memon declared that a number of people were involved in illegal appointments. The report has been sent to Secretary Education.
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Primary School building used for keeping date palms
District Khairpur Mirs: The ground of Government Primary School Village Magsi was occupied by the local landlord; he was using the plot for keeping his date palms. The school teachers informed police. On that police has arrested two people and the school plot is restored.