13 January 2016

National Press: 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Empty desks: Bakhshali Girls Secondary School too far to walk it

The government girls high school in Bakhshali, Mardan was functional when it started in 2009. However, ever since it was turned into a higher secondary school in 2014, it has been lying abandoned.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1026473/empty-desks-bakhshali-girls-secondary-school-too-far-to-walk-it/


Gomal University not opened for studies

Due to a conflict among students, administration of Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan has closed the university for unspecified time. Exams will be rescheduled.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-13/page-3/detail-36


Improving infrastructure

Chairman Dedak Committee said that government of KP is focusing on improving the infrastructure of government educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-01-13/page-8




School Visit of a team from education department

DEO Chaltan Town with some other members attended a three days’ workshop on schools monitoring and then visited different schools in Kachhi Dhadar to monitor the educational activities and teachers’ performance, there.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103283638&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160113




Schools without building in rural areas of AJ&K

The students in rural areas of AJ&K are facing problems due to the lack of school building infrastructure, there. There are 800 such schools that are awaiting to get repaired. Government must pay attention to this issue.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-01-13/3071/800%20copy.jpg


Establishment of Women University in Bagh

Health Minister, Sardar Qamar-ul-Zaman, applauded the establishment of Women University in Bagh, and said that soon Boys University will start there. He said this during a prize distribution ceremony in Government Model Science College, Bagh.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-01-13/3066/woemn%20copy.jpg


Inauguration of MIST University Dadyal

The MIST University Dadyal Campus is going to be functional that would be helpful for local students to continue their studies, there, rather heading towards other cities. Prime Minister AJ&K will inaugurate the university campus.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-01-13/3068/16%20copy.jpg




BISP achieves target of enrolling one million children in schools

BISP has achieved the target of enrolling more than one million beneficiary children in schools in 32 districts.“As education was a provincial subject, it was important to take provinces on board in order to design a framework for the success of the programme,”.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-13/page-2/detail-4


President for improving performance of literary institutions

President Mamnoon Hussain said on Tuesday that reviving the status of educational, literary and historical institutions and improving their performance was need of the hour.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-13/page-2/detail-8



Ahsan stresses same education system across country

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal stressed a need for providing equal education opportunities to all the male and female students of urban and rural areas.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/13-Jan-2016/ahsan-stresses-same-edu-system-across-country


Looking Ahead: Education minister inaugurated projects

Federal Minister for Education Balighur Rehman said on Tuesday that the government had initiated several projects for the uplift of people from marginalised communities.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1026428/looking-ahead-education-minister-inaugurates-projects/



Distance education: US officials review AIOU projects

A delegation of American academicians and officials visited Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) on Tuesday to review a State Department funded project upon its conclusion.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1026397/distance-education-us-officials-review-aiou-project/



Executive Director appointed at HEC

Newly selected Executive Director and other new appointed staff selected by governing body of HEC will take their charge within one month.  Governing body has approved minutes of meeting about it.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-01-13/page-3HEC


IIU collaborating with GB Education Dept.

Education minister Gilgit Baltistan had a meeting with rector International Islamic University (IIU). They agreed on mutual collaboration.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-01-13/page-3HEC


182 Deeni Madaris Closed on account of suspected terrorism

Law enforcing institutions has closed 182 Deeni Madaris suspected for supporting terrorism. They did it under national Action Plan. 9164 cases registered under National Action Plan.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-01-13/3046/national.jpg


Revival Of Student Unions

Supporting restoration of student unions in educational institutions, Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani on Monday constituted a ‘Committee of the Whole’ to deliberate on issue and forward its recommendations to the House.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=285400




Parho Punjab, Barho Punjab: PEF to enroll 2.8m students  by 2018

The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has formally launched the expansion phase of its public-private partnership. Education Voucher Scheme (EVS) would be started in 16 selected districts of the province.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-13/page-14/detail-8


Inter supplementary exams results unveiled

The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education on Tuesday declared result of intermediate supplementary examination 2015. According to the results, a total 27,632 candidates appeared in the examination out of which 9,376 were declared successful with 33.93 percent passing.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/13-Jan-2016/inter-supplementary-exam-results-unveiled







Project evolved: Punjab government to educate street children in schools

Project has been evolved for the enrolment of street children in the schools from the new academic year commencing from April 1 in district Rawalpindi under the directives of Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-13/page-3/detail-9


Misallocation of Education Funds

Opposition Leader Punjab Assemblay, Mahmood ul Rasheed said that Year 2015 was poorest for Education sector. He said that there was misallocation of education funds.  He said that there are almost 15000 ghost schools out of 57998 total schools.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-13/page-2/detail-13


Teacher’s Role in Society

Dr Muhammad Raghib Hussain, Nazim Jama e Naeemia said that teachers play important role to train a society. He said that teachers should train the society according to Islamic system.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-13/page-2/detail-19



Ghost schools and oust-of-school children in punjab

A white paper has been presented in Punjab Assembly by the opposition leader PTI, Mian Mahmood-ul-Rasheed. According to the White Paper, provincial education policy failed to achieve the target of improvement in education. Total 15 thousand ghost schools and around 10 million out-of-school children have been reported in this paper by him.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-13&edition=LHR&id=2107818_59048796



University Collaboration

Virtual university and University of Education Lahore had a memorandum of understanding for sharing latest learning resources.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-13/page-9/detail-27




Teachers protest against PEF

Punjab teachers Union, Rawalpindi District protested against Punjab Education Foundation. They were against the endowing the Punjab Education Department to Punjab Education Foundation. The union declared to re hold the protest on 26th January 2016.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-01-13/page-4


PEF extended voucher scheme

Punjab Education Foundation has extended their 15th round of Punjab Education Voucher Scheme in the region. This time PEF is targeting to endow 150 thousand children with this scheme in 2016.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-01-13/page-5



Petition against taking back increment for teachers

Teachers have defended their petition in Lahore High Court against Education Department for taking back their increments buy the department. Court has asked it explanation from DCO Lahore.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-01-13/page-5


Corruption by Education Department Nankana

Director General Anticorruption instructed to start enquiry against corruption by education department Nankana including Deputy DG education nanakana Sahib. They are suspected for using unauthentic authorities.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-01-13/3042/9.JPG


Enabling unemployed youth with training for foreign jobs

Provincial Minister Labor and Human Resources, Punjab, said that they are offering training to UN employed youth it will enable them to get foreign jobs.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-13/page-3/detail-7


Best School Award

Government has selected government high School Number 1, Kot Addu, for delivering best performance during 2015. The ceremony is suspected on 15th January 2015.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-13/page-11


Low education standards

It is revealed the PEF is offering services at Shah Jamal. Almost 30% of schools of area are working and offering education in low standards. There is need for enquiry of service delivery in the area.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-13/page-11


VU, UoE join hands for technology sharing

Virtual University of Pakistan (VU) and University of Education (UoE) joined hands in sharing research, development, innovation and education by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-13/page-14/detail-1


PU Teachers protest against OMT construction

Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA) on Tuesday took out a rally near the Campus Bridge and blocked the road for a brief period to protest against the government.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-13/page-14/detail-4






UHS Declares BDS Final Result

The University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Tuesday declared the result of Final Professional BDS annual examination 2015 which concluded on January 08. A total of 628 candidates from 11 affiliated dental colleges appeared in the exam out of which 549 passed and 79 failed.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=285492




Minister promises degrees to BZU students

Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed has announced that the Bahauddin Zakriya University (BZU) will award degrees to the students of its sub-campus in Lahore.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1232652/minister-promises-degrees-to-bzu-students







International Conference

Department of Politics organized a conference of federalism Model. Chairman of the department said that numerous amendments in constitution has disturbed the 1973 ordinance. Participants said that our ignorance has negatively affected our country.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-01-13/page-2


Three days book fair

Nisar Khoro attended that three days book fair by Islami Jamiat Tulaba NED. Nisar khoro said that Jamiat playing important role for maintaining the book reading in our youth. Although they have limited resources.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-01-13/page-3


Teachers protest

Primary Teachers Association and Sindh Employees union protested for their rights. They said that if their demands will not be considered then they will protest at Capital territory for their rights.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-01-13/page-12primary


Research skills must for academic growth: Dr Moonis

University of Karachi (UoK) Political Science Department Chairman Dr Samina Saeed said that all the provinces must be on same page for becoming a united nation. Federalism has remained an integral part of Pakistan’s constitutional history and it was indeed an only federal state which had it’s with a distance of thousands of miles.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=285482




Student union

The ban on student unions in Pakistan is over three decades old — a remnant of the Ziaul Haq regime. However, even though Zia’s military dictatorship is now a part of history, successive democratic governments have been unable, or unwilling, to lift the ban.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1232558


Situation of education at Nankana by Muhammad Sadeeq Dogar

The situation of education is poor at Nankana Sahib. The government is not responsive to this situation which is creating a big risk for children of the area. People are facing the consequences of corruption of Deputy Director Colleges.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-13/page-15/detail-0


Letters to the Editor


Primary education

The Amir Jumat-i-Islami, Mr. Siraj Ul Haq, while unveiling the party manifesto for the next general elections stated that if they came to power; they will appoint PhD’s for teaching in primary schools in the country. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-13/page-7/detail-6


Regional  Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Government girls primary school facing lack of facilities

Peshawar:  The Government Girls’ Primary School Jaska Gul Baila students are forced to sit on the cold floor to get education due to lack of furniture, while on the other hand; private teachers are performing duties instead of government teachers. There is also an acute shortage of drinking water in the school.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103284575&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160113

Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Students take to streets

Peshawar: The students of University Public School, University Road, held protest demonstration raising demands to vacate the hostels for students.

Complete Story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/137/akhbar-e-khyber/page/2


Promotion of 11 employees

Batkhella: About eleven employees of Education Departments have been promoted to the position of junior clerk. 

Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 5


“Rokhana Pakhtunkhwa” education program ends

Peshawar: The Central Additional General Secretary, Awami National Party and Ex-Provincial Minister Mr. Wajid Ali Khan said that several students will bear adverse consequences as a result of “Rokhana Pakhtunkhwa” education program reaching its end. The program was supportive to financially disadvantaged students.

Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 5


Development is impossible without education: Haji Nowsherwan

Bashaam: The Nazim Union Council Bakot said that development without education is impossible and parents should pay special attention to the education of their children.

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


Students protest against non-provision of funds in educational institutions

Mingora: The provincial government has halted the provision of funds provision under “Rokhana Pakhtunkhwa” educational program in Swat. The beneficiaries of the program protested against the non-provision of funds from the provincial government.  

Complete Story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 3




Teacher’s scarcity should be reduced in Government Boys High School

District Lasbela: City Councilor Lakhra, Mr. Muhammad Amin said that the shortage of teachers in Government Boys High School Lakhra should be mitigated through appointments on the vacant sanctioned teaching posts which are currently 4 in number.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Demand to transfer Director Schools

District Mastung: The District Ppresident, WTA, Mr. Haji Abdul Rasheed, along with others demanded the government to transfer Director Schools, alleging him to ineligible for the post. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


Staff appointment in matriculation examinations will be exemplary: Additional Secretary for Education

District Quetta: The Additional Secretary for Education Mr. Hayyat Kakar said that the appointment of staff in matriculation examinations will be made on merit and will prove to be exemplary so that the cancer of copy culture can be eradicated from the society.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-13-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


Deception in the name of merit & NTS: Hafiz Ibrahim

District Quetta: The Vice Chairman Union Council Shawezai, Mr. Hafiz Ibrahim along with others said that the deserving candidates had been deceived in the name of meritorious recruitments through NTS. The officials of Education Department had made appointments based on nepotism and favoritism. They demanded the Chief Secretary, Commissioner of Quetta and the Provincial Ombudsman to take notice of this act of injustice and violation of merit. 

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103283575&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160113




Education Board announces results

District Multan/Bahawalpur/Dera Ghazi Khan: Multan, Bahawalpur and Dera Ghazi Khan Education boards have announced the results of Supplementary Examinations 2015.  A total of 12,614 students appeared in the exams and 3786 passed.   

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-13/page-08


Students given information regarding traffic rules

District Layyah:  The Traffic Department District Layyah, on the instructions of DSP Traffic, briefed the students of private schools of District Layyah on traffic rules.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 02


Punjab Teachers Union meeting decides to fight for teacher rights

District Rahim Yar Khan: A meeting of the Punjab Teachers Union was held under the chairmanship of Ahsan Danish and the meeting decided to resist the move to privatize the government schools and to continue the fight for the rights of teachers. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 03


Higher Secondary Schools to be downgraded

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of Punjab has decided to downgrade 100 Higher Secondary Schools out of 605 Boys and Girls Higher Secondary Schools of the Province.  This is being done due to the poor performance of these schools.  These 100 Schools will be handed over to PEF. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 03


Protest rally held by PTU against privatization of schools

District Bahawalpur: The members of Punjab Teachers Union held a protest rally in Bahawalpur against the privatization of government schools. The teachers stated that they will boycott election duties, census duties and teaching duties.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 08


Government decides to establish schools for child labor

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The Government of the Punjab has decided to open schools in the workplaces of the child labor to provide education to the working children.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 02


Primary school without basic facilities

District Bahawalpur: Government Primary School Markaz Lalo Naich, Chanigoth is without basic facilities of boundary wall, electricity, drinking water and washrooms.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 10


Action to be taken against teachers showing poor results

District Rajanpur: Sanaullah Khan Sehrani, EDO Rajanpur said that action will be taken against teachers showing poor results.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 10


Truckload of school trees taken over by police

District Rahim Yar Khan: A trolley loaded with school trees was taken over by the police. The EDO has decided to get an enquiry conducted.  The residents of the area told the press that the trees were cut from the Government Girls Primary School Chak No.213/P without the permission of the Principal.  

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 11


Action begins against 208 absent teachers

District Rahim Yar Khan: EDO Rahim Yar Khan has begun action against 208 teachers who have been found to be consistently absent.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 09




Schools without basic facilities

District Dadu: The Government High and Primary School Kakar City are without the basic facility of furniture. The students have to face difficulties while attending the schools.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130350696&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160113


Primary school closed for five years

District Jamshoro: The residents of village Sher Muhammad Khoso protested against the closure of Government Primary School for the last five years due to which more than 200 students have been deprived of primary education.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130350727&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160113


International seminar at Mehran University Jamshoro

District Jamshoro: A seminar was organized at Center of Excellence Arts and Design, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, on Arisis plus Scholarship Program, where students and teachers were given information on scholarships and fellowships.

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Professors protest against College Principal

District Larkana: The Professors and Lecturers protested against the Principal of Government Degree College Larkana, alleging him of corruption and misdemeanor with the staff.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130350735&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160113


Collapse of school roof leaves two students injured

District larkana: Two female students were injured as a result of the collapse of roof of Government Primary School Madeji. The cause of the collapse has been identified to be the use of substandard material in construction. 
Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130350747&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160113




Students stand against destruction of library

District Ghotki: Students took to the streets against the destruction of the only Public Library of Daharki city, raising their voice against the district management.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130350905&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160113


Primary school building in deplorable condition

District Sijawal: The building of Government main Primary School Bathoro city is dilapidated, leaving more than 300 students to sit on ground and study. The school is also facing acute shortage of furniture.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130350910&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160113


12 school buildings announced dangerous

District Dadu: The Education Department District Dadu has announced 12 school buildings dangerous for operation. The lives of more than 500 students are at risk.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130350935&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160113


High school building in a sorry state

District Sanghar: More than 600 students are compelled to sit on ground and study, due to the dilapidated condition of Government High School Chotyaariu. Students and teachers of the school protested and raised demands for its repair.

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Vice Chancellor inaugurates new building of University Campus

District Naushehro Feroz: The Vice Chancellor Sindh University, Ms. Abida Tahirani laid the foundation stone for the new Building, of the campus of Syed Alhando Shah Nushehro Feroz.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-05.jpg


Team investigates corruption in Education department

Hyderabad/ Tando Bago: The investigation of corruption in Education Department, under Additional Director, D.O and DDO Education, reached the office of Taluka Education Officer, Tando Bago. 
Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-08.jpg


Other cadre teachers boycott Polio Movement

District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre have boycotted the polio movement on account of non-payment of salaries.

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NTS pass teachers continue protest against Treasury Department

District Kamber: The NTS pass primary teachers continued protest against stoppage of salary.

Complete Story:  http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_13012016015555.jpg


Wretched condition of primary school

Hyderabad: The building of Government Primary School, village Nawab Khan Marri is in a sorry state, with shortage of basic facilities of furniture, water and latrines.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_13012016015719.jpg


Villagers protest against closure of school

District Naushehro Feroz: The residents of village Shah Baig Lashari, along with Jamiat Ulmai Islam, protested before the SDO office against the closure of their village primary school.

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Primary school dysfunctional for years

District Umerkot: The residents of village Shadi Rind protested before the Press Club against the closure of their village’s primary school.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Jan/13-1-2016/Page2/P2-9.jpg