13th July 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

KP government approves the criteria for selection of Vice-Chancellor

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Tuesday approved the criteria for selection of vice-chancellors for all public sector tertiary educational institutions throughout the province. According to an official handout, the nod was given at a meeting of the select committee on universities (Amendment) Bill, 2016 arranged at the Provincial Assembly Secretariat. Chief Minister Pervez Khattak chaired the meeting.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/134418-KP-govt-approves-criteria-for-selection-of-vice-chancellors

Oversight: Underdeveloped districts receive smaller share of education budget

The underdeveloped districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been allocated a smaller portion of the education budget as compared to the urban areas of the province. This can be deduced from a report titled Public Financing of Education in Pakistan Analysis (2010-11 to 2015-16).  According to the report, Rs. 71.66 billion was allocated as the expenditure for the districts.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1140458/oversight-underdeveloped-districts-receive-smaller-share-education-budget/




FBISE results: Girls from Army-Run schools got top positions

Girls bagged all top positions in Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations held by Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE). The board announced the results at a ceremony here on Tuesday. In the science and humanities groups, the students of the army-run schools bagged the top six positions in a show of resilience and dedication.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1140707/fbise-results-girls-army-run-schools-clinch-top-positions/


Federal Board Islamabad matric result 2016

Federal Board of intermediate and Secondary Education Islamabad has announced the result of Matric part 2 annual examination 2016. Above eighty-two thousand candidates were appeared in the exam out of them only 65890 passed the exam. Position holders of Matric 2016 result are mostly the girls.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-13-2016/pindi/pic.asp?picname=48.gif


Girls take the lead in Federal Board metric exams

Federal Board Islamabad has announced the result of Matric part 2. Girls got the first three positions in science and arts group. Percentage of success in these exams is 91.16, out of 63711 regular students only 58081 passed the exams. Student of Army Public School Minail Ammir got Frist position by taking 1032 marks.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-13-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_06.gif



OPF Girls College showed 100% result

Twelve students of OPF Girls College Islamabad got 95% marks, and whereas the overall result of the college is 100%. 177 students get A+ in exams, Ramisha Altaf topped with 1017 marks, Noor Nauman got 1014 and Mah Rawich got 1013 marks.

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NCHD plans to educate prisoners to bring them into mainstream

Under a massive countrywide programme, the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) has planned to educate the people kept in jails to help them become useful citizens on release by bringing them into the mainstream.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/134410-NCHD-plans-to-educate-prisoners-to-bring-them-into-mainstream


Open University opened four centers for Girls in Kalar Syeddan

Allama Iqbal Open University has opened four centers for the students of B.Aed in Kallar Syedan District.  The workshop is starting from 18thJuly and will continue till 30th July 2016.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103626942&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160713


MBBS Degree holders from abroad reject “Step” results

Pakistani Foreign Doctors Association has rejected the results of “steps” examination conducted by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University. PFDA has demanded to recheck of the papers under the supervision of an unbiased committee.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-13&edition=ISL&id=2481688_60852821




Danish schools and PEF have become epitome of nepotism

Punjab Teachers Union representatives have stated that Danish School system and Punjab Education Foundation have become an epitome of nepotism. The teachers have demanded that the institutions given under the control of Danish authority and PEF must be given back to the education department.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-13&edition=LHR&id=2483277_48592533


Danish schools MD sacked

The Punjab government has dismissed Danish Schools Authority Managing Director Col. (R) Ehtesham Anwar from service and handed over additional charge to Tariq Mahmood until further order. In this regard, Services & General Administration Department has issued notification here Tuesday. According to the notification, one month salary has been paid to Ehtesham Anwar with his dismissal from the service.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/134385-Danish-schools-MD-sacked


RPS shows outstanding result in SSC exam

The Rangers Public School Mandi Bahauddin showed outstanding performance in the Matriculation examination conducted by the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education.According to the result declared by Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, the passing percentage of the students of Rangers Public School MBD remained 100 percent. A total of 94 students, both boys, and girls appeared in the exam, out of them 28 were placed in grade A-plus and 44 in grade A.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/13-Jul-2016/rps-shows-outstanding-result-in-ssc-exam


Policy direction: ‘Education will help end child labour’

The provincial government will provide basic education and additional skill development facilities to children employed at workshops, petrol pumps, hotels, and restaurants across the province as part of its strategy to end child labour in these sectors.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1140754/policy-direction-education-will-help-end-child-labour/


75 Assistant Lecturers promoted

75 Assistant lecturers of Lahore division have been promoted. Regional Director Lahore division Rana Naseem Akhtar distributed the letters among the Assistant lecturers. These lecturers have been appointed at different colleges of the division.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-13&edition=LHR&id=2483040_50712128


College education in the country is unsatisfactory: Chairman HEC Punjab

The chairman of Higher Education Commission Punjab Professor Dr. Muhammad Nizam-ud-Din has stated that the condition of the college education in the country is unsatisfactory. He was addressing the opening ceremony of a five-day training course for college principals.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-13&edition=LHR&id=2483272_40161839


PHEC for improving Quality Of College Education

Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Chairman Prof Dr. Muhammad Nizamuddin has said that college education was not up to the mark in the country, as the success rate of students appearing in bachelors’ exams was hardly 30 to 35 percent.  “No country can afford a failure rate as high as 60 percent,” he said while addressing the inaugural session of a five-day training course for 150 principals of public colleges of Punjab at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/13-Jul-16/phec-for-improving-quality-of-college-education


Interactive workshop for College Heads

Punjab higher Education Commission has organized five days interactive workshop for principals of college. The training was on financial matters of college and rules and regulations.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-07-13/page-12/detail-9


Academy for teachers

Chairman Punjab Higher Education Commission Professor Dr. Mohammad Nizam has said that College education system in Pakistan is not of good quality. Percentage of pass candidates is only 35%, any country where the 60% candidates are failed cannot be progressed. He also said that there must be training academies for teachers like civil service.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103627472&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160713




UET names newly constructed hostel after Edhi

University of Engineering and Technology Lahore has named the newly constructed hostel building after Abdul Sattar Edhi. The Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Fazal Ahmed Khalid announced it after the meeting of the academic and administrative departments.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-13&edition=LHR&id=2483036_83658155


Punjab University issued entry test schedule

Punjab University has issued entry test schedule for admissions in seven programs including four years BS honor and two-year master degree.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-07-13/page-12/detail-10


Condolence meeting at Veterinary University

A condolence meeting was held at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore related to the sad demise of Abdul Sattar Edhi. The meeting was presided over by Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-13&edition=LHR&id=2483270_89710662




Delay in construction of Cambridge Schools

Construction of 50 Cambridge schools in Sindh is delayed. These schools were estimated to be completed in 6 months but after passing 14 months they are still incomplete.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103626462&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160713


Admission test at MAJU on July 24th

The admission process has started at Muhammad Ali Jinnah University. The admission test would be conducted on 24th July. A seminar has also been organized to guide the interested students about the admission in MAJU.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-13&edition=KCH&id=2482525_59087461


Un-Hygienic canteens of Karachi University

Management started their operation against the unhealthy condition of canteen and hotel in Karachi University. Other repairing works are already started in the University including repairing of street lights and roads.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-13-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_08.gif 


Acting VC KU asks the youth to carry forward Edhi’s Mission

The acting Vice Chancellor of Karachi University, Professor Dr. Khalid Iraqi has urged the youth of the country to carry forward the mission of renowned philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi. He also stated that Edhi’s services are acknowledged not only nationally but also internationally.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-13&edition=KCH&id=2482540_46048519


Letters to the Editor

Prioritising education

Education is the key to socio-economic development of a country. Education dispels the darkness of ignorance. In the current competitive world, no one can survive and advance without education. Therefore, the provision of basic education to the masses is the first and foremost duty of every state and government. Keeping this in mind, the Punjab government has announced an unprecedented increase in its allocation for education in the recently announced budget and is making strenuous efforts for the provision of education to every doorstep.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/13-Jul-2016/prioritising-education




Garnering parent support for education By Zubair Torwali

Last month I attend an event on the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 in Bangkok, Thailand. Among the 17 goals and multiple targets withdrawn indicators the main focus of the event was on the 4th goal: ensuring inclusive and equitable education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

While the event proceeded I was reflecting on the situation of Pakistan where more than 24 million children are out of school; where there is a wide disparity in access to education; and where there has been so far no consensus on the type or quality of education. While the event venue was flashing with colorful power point slides by various delegates, I was brooding on areas in rural Pakistan where the question — whether Islam allows education for girls — is still a hot debate.

A few days before to this write-up I got a call from a person in Diamer, a district of Gilgit-Baltistan in the Karakorum. He said, requesting anonymity, that in Diamer the clerics — majority of who belongs to the Deobandi sect — do not allow education for girls at all. He had approached a well-known Deobandi “moderate” cleric in Islamabad to come to Diamer and hold meetings with the mullahs (clergy) there on the issue. The person also requested me to help. I straightaway referred Alif Ailaan — the nationwide private campaign for education — to him. I did so because of two reasons.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/13-Jul-16/garnering-parent-support-for-education