KUST admin accepts students` demand for summer semester
The administration of Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST) on Tuesday accepted the demand of striking students to start the summer semester.
Govt nominates sacked employee for UoP executive body
The provincial government has nominated a former BPS-11 employee who had been fired from Islamia College University to be a member of the varsity’s syndicate.
UoP bids farewell to retiring employees
University of Peshawar bid farewell to its retiring faculty members and administrative officers at a ceremony held at the varsity’s guest houseon Tuesday.
Five new model schools will be established
The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has decided to set up five new model schools in G-13 and G-14 to cope with growing number of students seeking admissions in model colleges’ setup.
Heads of 13 educational institutes booked
Police have registered cases against heads of 13 government and private schools for not making proper security arrangements in their institutions.
Inter exam starts late, students lament as no extra time allotted
Late distribution of question papers during the intermediate statistics exams at various examination centres by the Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Board (RBISE) has triggered grave concerns among the students.
Major overhauls incoming for education: Baligh ur Rehman
The Senate was informed today that under the initiatives of the government, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) is developing a proposal to establish either a university or a sub-campus of an existing university in each district of the country in the next three years.
Need for making education an electoral priority stressed
Islamabad - Members of the civil society, academia, government functionaries, and political party representatives, who banded together to demand free and quality education, advocate reforms called for making education an electoral priority and give greater media coverage to matters related to education in Pakistan.
Teachers to be trained in children`s neuro problems
Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) has decided to arrange training programmes for the teachers on handling child`s neuro developmental problems.
College teachers present demands to minister
State Minister for Education Baligh ur Rehman held a meeting with All Pakistan Professors and Lecturers Association (APPLA), during which he assured the participants that their issues would soon be resolved.
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AIOU could not approve the faculty staff academic degrees
Allama Iqbal Open University could not approve the academic documents of their faculty teachers and professors since two years. The process is not working smoothly.
Roots students showcase science skills
Students of Roots Ivy International School GT Road campus showcased their ingenuity and talent at Annual Science and Art Expo 2015.
HEC initiates procurement process for PM’s laptops scheme
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) had initiated the procurement process for the Prime Minister’s Laptops Scheme (Phase-II).
IIUI promoting extremist doctrines, says intelligence agency
An intelligence agency has stated that the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) “intentionally promotes sectarian doctrine at its campus” and suggested that the management shun these activities and create a conducive environment for learning.
Seven varsities set to go digital
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is all set to turn seven major public sector universities into ‘smart campuses’, with digital classrooms and free Wi-Fi.
Hungary to offer scholarships to Pakistanis
Hungary will provide 80 fully paid scholarships to Pakistani students, said Hungarian Deputy Head of Mission to Pakistan Janos Lastofka on Tuesday.
Air University holds seminar on ProQuest
A seminar was held at Air University about ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Databases and SUMMON here on Tuesday, says a press release.
‘Capacity building for doctoral provision’ programme launched
To embed international standard doctoral programmes in public sector universities in Pakistan, the Research and Development Division of Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the British Council launched a three-day programme on ‘Capacity Building for Doctoral Provision in Pakistan’ at HEC on Tuesday.
Preston Entrepreneurial Challenge ends
A two-day Preston Entrepreneurial Challenge (PEC15) was organised by Preston University in which 105 teams from 36 eminent public and private institutions of higher learning from all over the country participated in different levels of the competition.
Protesting teachers seek LHC CJ intervention
The Muttahida Mahaz Asataza Punjab on Tuesday appealed to the Lahore High Court chief justice to take notice of the indifference of the Punjab government towards the `just` demands of teachers.
LHC concerned over not creating fire safety posts in schools
Expressing concerns over not creating fire safety posts in public schools, the Lahore High court warned the secretary health that he would be summoned if he could not submit report on next hearing.
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Show cause sent to absent teachers
Recently Punjab Teachers’ Alliance protested for their rights and government accepted their demands. Beside this, another group of teachers protested and stopped coming to their classes. They remained absent from their classes. At last government sent show cause to 600 such teachers.
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‘Budget Kesa Hona Chahiye’
Nawa- i -Waqt group of media had a policy dialogue on budget allocations. A number of people attended the dialogue. They discussed the fair distribution of budget between different sector by federal and Punjab Governments. They discussed to minimize expenses of education as much as possible.
Private schools asking for three month advance fees in advance
All private schools of Lahore gave fee slips to parents for the three months of summer fees in advance before starting of summer vacations. Beside this, their transporters also asked for two months transportation fees in advance. Parents are worried about it.
MAC initiates art classes for kids, youth
The Multan Arts Council (MAC) has launched drawing and painting classes to promote fine arts and nurture artistic skills among the youth in this culturally rich region. The students were being imparted coaching in portraiture, still life, landscaping, life drawing, sketching, use of pencil, water colours, oils, charcoal and pastals, said Kehkashan Kiran, instructor and lecturer at Multan College of Arts, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan.
BISE Inspector inspects exam centre
Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Lahore (BISEL) Divisional Mobile Inspector Muhammad Zaki Chaudhry paid a surprise visit to intermediate examination centre setup at Govt College for Women here the other day. On the occasion, he appreciated the management of the Resident Inspector Balqees Akhtar regarding seating arrangement and availability of drinking water and facility of washrooms at the centre.
Education officials accused of favouritism
Various Education Department officials were accused by a teacher of violating the merit in preparing the pay-package seniority list of the teachers of Government Girls High School Thingi here.
WWF-Pakistan, SNGPL to sensitise 3,000 students to environment issues
World Wide Fund for Nature -Pakistan and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) signed an MoU to partner for the International Eco-Internship Programme (IEIP) under which the latter will sponsor 3,000 students to spread environmental education, says a press release.
PU students demand laptops
Dozens of Punjab University (PU) students, staging a rally on New Campus on Tuesday, demanded fair distribution of laptops among varsity students.
Academia termed catalyst for community enhancement
Door of Awareness (DOA) in collaboration with Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) organized the seminar “Joining Hands – Academia as a Catalyst for Community Enhancement,” at Children’s Library Complex on Tuesday.
`Muslims weakness due to lack of knowledge`
Speaking at the first convocation of the Punjab University`s Centre for High Energy Physics (CHEP) , Punjab University Vice Chancellor Mujahid Kamran said Muslims have made almost no contribution to the creation of scientific knowledge during the past few centuries which is the major reason for their weakness against the onslaught of knowledgeable nations.
TEVTA Deserving Pass-Outs To Be Financially Helped
Provincial Minister for Zakat and Ushr Nadeem Kamran said that the deserving pass-outs of TEVTA will be provided financial help to start their own business.
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A literary conference titled “The Role of writers in the building of a peaceful and educated society” concluded Tuesday.
Protesting for unmerited posting of director at Education Department
Education Department, KMC, is protesting for non merit posting of directors. Grade 17 and Grade 18 written to City Administrator about it that grade 17 officers is working as director in Education Department. They said that he is not eligible for this position.
Bio metric for detection of Ghost teachers
Secretary Education Sindh said that government introducing the biometric system for transparency and detection of ghost teachers at Sukkur. He said that all ineligible and incompetent teachers will be accounted for.
“Ala Talim ka Muwakay”
Jung group of media introduced their education initiative “Aalla Talim K Mawakay” in a ceremony at IBA, Karachi.
A number of schools are close or working without teachers at Sukkur District
Government is committed to provide quality education at Sindh. However, it is not true with evidence that a number of schools are closed and there is no teacher in most of schools at Taluka Saleh Pat, Sukkur.
President urged to help save Urdu varsity from complete destruction
Despite receiving little official and public attention, teachers and employees of the Federal Urdu University for Arts, Science and Technology continued with their protest on Tuesday, calling upon the university chancellor (the president) to play his constitutional role and save the institution from complete destruction.
First-ever BS nutrition programme in Sindh starts at DUHS
The Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) has started the first-ever programme in the field of nutrition and dietetics in Sindh that will help to produce human resource and expertise in these areas.
Midwifery schools fail to secure students’ futures
The five midwifery schools that fall under the city administration have failed to motivate their students to choose working in the community over working for private hospitals.
Educationist Dr Bernadette leaves Pakistan amidst death threats
A senior educationist and member of the government-appointed advisory committee for curriculum and textbooks reforms has left Pakistan, allegedly ‘fearing for her life’, after receiving threatening calls and facing ‘hate propaganda campaign’, stated local media sources on Monday.
Teachers protest KU teacher’s killing
Karachi University Teachers Society (KUTS) on Tuesday took out a rally form University Administration Block to Silver Jubilee Gate against the brutal killing of Professor Waheedur Rehman.
Age of unreason
According to a report in this paper, senior educationist and member of the government-appointed advisory committee for curriculum and textbook reform, Dr Bernadette L. Dean, has had to flee Pakistan after a hate campaign was unleashed against her by an unnamed political party.
Education in doldrums
Though Article 25-A of the Constitution requires 100 per cent of children aged five to 16 to be in school, the ground reality is starkly different. According to a recent Unicef report, Sindh has approximately 40 per cent of its primary-school age children out of school.
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People in the work force will always try to improve their qualifications and earning potential. The government restricts their travel and leave, and penalizes them in an attempt keep them in office, which has acted only as a disincentive to work in the public sector. Thus the Punjab government has directed all administrative and attached departments to decide the leave extension cases of officers on time to facilitate them improve their qualifications abroad.
Education and terror by Rafia Zakaria
Ten per cent of all terrorist attacks in Pakistan targeted schools. According to the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism report, schools, educational institutions and universities were 88pc more likely to be targeted in Pakistan than the world average, which stands at 69pc.
Alif Ailaan’s declaration by Dr. Qaiser Rashid
On May 7, 2015, the campaign for the promotion of education, Alif Ailaan, in partnership with the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), produced the ‘District education rankings, 2015’ at the Marriot Hotel, Islamabad.
Letters to the Editor
Education & government duty
Education in Pakistan is in tatters. Since the country came into being some 23 policies and action plans have been introduced, but the educational sector is waiting for a saviour.
Campus violence: IJT version
We can just fondly remember the good old days of the 70s and 80s, the days when the Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba was at the helm of affairs in student politics, and when good normal education was being imparted in educational institutions.
Killing of teachers
It is the peak of brutality that professors are being killed mercilessly. Teachers are spiritual parents. It is a sacred profession.
An Impulsive Decree Of PM&DC
The Pakistan Medical & Dental Council has withheld renewal of registration of several thousand doctors after a sudden change in its rules. It has decreed that each doctor must attend 40 days of re-education classes held at only three or four points in Pakistan.
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Universities Act amendments will improve the merit & welcomed, Adnan Ali
Peshawar: Khyber Medical Universities (KMU) Officers Association President Adnan Ali Shah and General Secretary Waseem Hassan Khan jointly statement welcome the Universities present amendments and said it would help in merit and justice.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.2
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.2
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.2
Teachers play great role in development t of Nation: Professor Ibraheem
Peshawar: Ameer Jamate Islami Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Professor Muhammad Ibraheem Khan said the solution of the problems of the teachers we will discuss the matter with the government. He said teachers played their role for the development of the nation.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.8
Education Department fired grade 17 officials who remained absent since long time
Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government issued the order to fired the Board of Elementary & Secondary Education grad 17 officials who are absent from their duties since long time. Enquiry committee constituted against the DDEO Abbottabad third officer issued show case notice.
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DEO Education Mansehra’s recommendation for reinstatement
Mansehra: Provincial government issued recommendation on the reinstatement of the DEO Education Mansehra Gohar Ali. Gohar Ali was suspended on the complaints of the general public but the enquiry officer clears him after the enquiry and recommends him for reinstatement.
Vice Chancellor Hazara University ended the unjust activities
Havelian: The employees of the Hazara University said that the Vice Chancellor Hazar University Suhain Shehzad involve in injustice and creates problems for the employees of the University. They said the vice chancellor along with his collogue trying to destroy Havelian Campus for their own interests.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.5
Middle School Teacher absent from School since a year
Nowshera: Government Middle School Bakhti Tehsil Pabbi, Nowshera CT Teacher was found absent from their duties and sitting Education Nowshera Office and working as clerk. The innocent students of the school are waiting for them and their education affecting badly.
It is also a responsibility of public to take care of educational institutions
Pishin: Secretary Education & colleges Baluchistan by visiting Government Air College said people who ruined college will be brought forward to law, political interference has destroyed education atmosphere in institutions, and he further added that schools and colleges are mutual homes for public and government.
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Education is a way to light
Quetta: Abdul Mateen of Jamat-e-Islami said education is a way to light from ignorance, illiteracy and injustice. He said civil society, government and political parties unanimously pay focus to education and serve the nation.
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Earnest need of educational reforms in province
Quetta: JUI Senator Hafiz Hamad-Ullah said Government has totally failed in provincial educational reforms. He said on the contrary government is lavishly expensing the public amount on sake of education while in reality public children are getting education in private schools and colleges. It shows failure of government in providing the standard education.
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No.3
Children did not took benefit from educational emergency
Suhbatpur: District education officials are not paying heed towards educational conditions in the district. Empty buildings are considered as educational symbol by district officials, while in ground reality schools are empty and children are wandering.
To ornament children with Education is a responsibility of all
Quetta: BNP member said to prevail education and ornament children with education is a responsibility of all.
It’s unbearable to appoint teachers on administrative posts
Quetta: Baluchistan University officers Association chairman Muhammad Ishaq said to appoint a PhD teacher on administrative post is clear cut violation of rule and injustice to students. He said right person should be placed on a right position with appropriate academic background.
Complete Story: Daily Jang, Quetta, Page No.6
Private schools should focus on quality education
Quetta: Members of voice for the rights said private schools should focus on quality and modern education with high standards. Nations who focus in education with latest science and technology approaches will hit the bull’s-eye.
Drinking water available in schools
District Rahim Yar Khan: Students of Government Boys High School Chak No.111 and surrounding areas students protested and said that they do not have safe and cold drinking water. They demanded to Government of Punjab, DCO and Education Department to take action.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.2
Students without drinking water in Hot Summer Season
District Khanewal: Drinking water not available in Government Boys Higher Secondary School 199/R due to hand pump and water pump are out of working order. Students go outside for drinking water. Unavailability of water is a big question mark for School Management. Parents demanded to DCO Khanewal to take action.
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Schools closed for many years; transfer in to cattle forms by local person
District Veharri ;Many Schools including Government Girls Primary School Basti Chaman, Girls School Mouza Shada Baloch are closed due to neglecting behavior of Education Department. Anti-Education people of that area have shifted the school into cattle farm. Girls student are deprive from their education. Residential of the area protested against it and demanded Government Punjab to reopen those schools with all needed facilities for the sake of their children future.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.12
Boys School N.9 building turns into ruins
District Dera Ghazi Khan: The building of Govt. Boys Primary School No.9 Dera Ghazi Khan has turned into ruins. Children enrollment effected due to damaged building and dropout ration increased which is depriving many students from education. People of the area demanded to AC Dara Ghazi Khan to take action and put his efforts to construct the School Building.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-05-13/page-2
Girls Primary School without boundary wall
District Rahim Yar Khan: Government Girls Primary School Basti Peerzada is without boundary wall. Students compel to get education at open sky. Parents are concerning about the security risk of their girls. Parents demanded that the authorities must take action to upgrade the boundary wall.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.2
Land Mafia prevailed Kangan Road at Girls High School Road
District Bahawalpur: Although CM Punjab ordered all DCOs of province Punjab to abolish the land Mafia activities in all districts but still Land mafia grabbed the road of Girls High School Ahmed Pur Sharqia by creating hurdles at the road. On application of School Head Teacher Tehsil Officer Regulation Officer Mazhar Rasheed acted against the land mafia but due to political influence he was transferred to Lahore. DCO Bahawalpur also instructed to AC Ahmed Pur to remove the illegal construction of land Mafia but he took no action, people requested DCO Bahawalpur for grand operation against land Mafia and to take immediate action.
Complete Story: Daily Sang – e Meel, Multan, Page No.8
School construction work left incomplete
District Dadu: The residents of Muhalla Wazirabad protested against incomplete construction work of their Primary School. They declared that contractor is showing noncompliance in its construction since 3 years. They said that Children are sitting under open sky in sizzling heat. They have complained D.C Dadu and other higher officers, but nothing has happened.
Contractor left School construction work incomplete
District Jamshoro: The construction work of Primary School Iqra Kare Colony at Sehwan is left incomplete by the contractor. On that Students and Teachers protested against it.
Action would be taken against Ghost Teachers
District Sukkur: Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho on his presence at Inauguration of Biometric System in Sukkur, has said that now Ghost Teachers have to go to their homes if they will not attend Schools. He added that religious lessons would be added in curriculum and Teaching of Sindhi Subject is compulsory in the Private Schools. He has directed the Directors and other concerned officers to take action against Ghost Teachers.
90 Percent Schools without basic facilities; 700 Schools Closed and 40% children out of Schools
District Tharparker: There are 4080 Schools in Six Talukas, Mithi, Islamkot, Chachro, Deeplo, Dahli and Nangarparker of District Tharparker. But out of that more than 700 Schools are closed since years; school buildings are standing idle and used for keeping grain and other field material. While 90% Schools are under shortage of basic facilities of Drinking water, Electricity, Furniture, Bathrooms and compound walls. The children are kept aloof of getting Primary Education and have been confined to work in the fields and rare animals. Most of the School buildings are in crumbling condition and it seems they are about to collapse. The Education officers are unaware about the situation of the schools and they are busy in their luxuries. On the other hand 110 Schools are closed in 8 Union Councils of Thurparker. According to survey of LSO with the cooperation of Alif Ailaan it is declared that 110 Schools of 8 U.Cs including, U.C Sonal Palh, U.C Khario Ghulam Shah, Jorao Manjeli, Mithrio Bhatti and others, are closed since years.
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More than 50 Schools closed in Taluka Salihpat
District Khairpur Mirs: More than 50 Schools are closed in Salihpat due to non-compliance of Education Department. The closed schools include, Primary School mansoor abad, primary School Taroi, Mubarak Mahar, Imam bux Jiskani, Wahid Dino Jhando, Bebai Daro, Muhammad Bux Bhambhro, Juman at Jam Thebo, Allah Jurio, Hussain Abad, hafiz Ul Allah Bhambhro, Jewan Shambhani, Lakhmir Bhambhro and Mitho Mahar Girls Primary School. The school buildings are property of the local landlords and they are using them as their personal animal farms and poultry farms. Most of the schools are without facility of furniture and other basic facilities. The residents of the villages have demanded from government to take notice.
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All steps against cheating in intermediate examinations went futile
Hyderabad: All steps of Hyderabad Education against stoppage of cheating in intermediate examinations went futile and students succeeded in bringing cell phones and other cheating material inside examinations centers. Vagliance Team copied case 24 students, whereas 12 illegal students have been found; while 5 in Dighri and 25 in Choodko have been found involved in copy case.
Everyone should play role in promotion of Education: socialists
Hyderabad: The members of Social organizations, SAFCO, CSSP and Search, have said that along with criticism on the Teachers, people also should play role in promotion of Education.
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