14 January 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhua


Students continue to suffer in aftermath of APS tragedy

The Dec 16 terrorist attack on Army Public School and College may have profited those selling barbed wire and other security equipment but students’ education continue to suffer immensely in the provincial metropolis.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156805/students-continue-to-suffer-in-aftermath-of-aps-tragedy

KP enacts law for giving autonomy to medical institutions

The Khyber Pakhtunkhua Assembly on Tuesday passed a law to give autonomy to the government owned medical teaching institutions and affiliated teaching hospitals in the province to improve medical education and patient care.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156813/kp-enacts-law-for-giving-autonomy-to-medical-institutions



Inclusion of Kohistani language in school curriculum urged

The people of Kohistan have demanded of the government to include their local language in the school curriculum as despite announcement by the government to impart primary education in local languages, their children are still denied that basic right.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156788/inclusion-of-kohistani-language-in-school-curriculum-urged


Most Kohat schools yet to adopt security guidelines

Proper security arrangements have not been made by most of the government and private schools and colleges despite strict instructions of the commissioner, Kohat division, to the education department in this regard.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156801/most-kohat-schools-yet-to-adopt-security-guidelines


Edward College Closure Ordered

KP Minister for Information and Higher Education ordered closure of Edward college due to unsatisfactory measures for two weeks.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-01-14/page-12/detail-2



Govt responsible for protecting educational institutions: Siraj

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) head Sirajul Haq said on Tuesday that providing security to educational institutions was the duty of the government and it should recruit more cops for the purpose if there was any shortage of manpower. “Putting the entire responsibility of securing schools on owners is not the right policy. Providing security to educational institutions is the duty of the government and it should perform it properly,” he said.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-295955-Govt-responsible-for-protecting-educational-institutions-Siraj



On the way back: A dozen seminary students, teacher leave for Afghanistan

In the wake of the government’s crackdown on unregistered Afghan refugees, a group of 12 students along with a teacher left for Afghanistan from a madrassah in Swabi on Tuesday. Maulana Hamdullah Jan, a leading religious figure in Dagai, Swabi, saw the Afghan students and a teacher off from the Darul Uloom Mazharul Uloom seminary. According to locals, this was the second group of Afghan nationals leaving Swabi. Hundreds of Afghan students left a seminary in Panjpir last week.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/821279/on-the-way-back-a-dozen-seminary-students-teacher-leave-for-afghanistan/


KP CM asks expats to help meet missing facilities in schools

KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has called upon the overseas Pakistanis to extend generous donations for the provision of missing facilities in schools of KP.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-14/page-3


KP governor for introducing new discipline in KKKUK

KP Governor Sardar Mahtab Khan, while appreciating the performance of Khushal Khan University Karak (KKKUK) said that there is a need to be more focused on introducing market demand oriented new disciplines.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-14/page-4


Security in 3 schools of Tajori found poor

The authorities on Tuesday ordered the management of three private schools in Tajori town to close their institutions for not making adequate security arrangements.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-14/page-4


Principal suspended for opening school sans security

KP Education Department on Tuesday suspended the school Principal for opening the Pishtakhara Primary School                 without                ensuringthe      security arrangements. According to sources, school administration of Government Primary School opened the school without building the boundary walls and fulfilling other security arrangements. Children were busy in studying while sitting under the open sky.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-01-14/page-5/detail-9


Students on risk for not to admit for exams

Due to ignorance of staff of Government degree college Abbottabad, a number of intermediate students are risk of losing this year from examinations. The staff did not do admission process for students.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-14/page-5


Unmerited recruitments in education should be accounted, candidates

PST, TT and PTC candidates said that government should take notice of unmerited recruitments at education department. They said that those who cleared the exam were not listed.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102627475&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150114


Teachers permitted to take arms for protection

Government of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa permitted teachers and education staff to take arms/security weapons for their and children’ protections.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-14-2015/pindi/page1.asp




Reference against principle technical training center

After completing the investigation of corruption in funds for development projects, Federal Accountability Bureau is registering a reference against principle of technical Training Center.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102627425&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150114


Final exams through NTS

Education advisor sent his advice to provincial government to hold the final exams of grade 5 through National Testing Services. It was done in order to centralize the examination system.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102627419&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150114


Extra recruitments for school security

Chair Jamat e Islami, Sirajul Haq said that, police need more recruitments of force for security of schools. It is responsibility of Government to secure the schools.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102627438&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150114




Expelling afghan employees from schools

Government of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa notified to Afghan employees at educational institutions to leave their jobs within 24 hours.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-14&edition=LHR&id=1493645_55261579





Levies Force deployed at SWA schools

The Levies Force personnel and Khassadars have been deployed at the educational institutions in South Waziristan. Assistant Political Officer Nawab Khan Safi along with tribal elders and Education Department officials checked the security arrangements at the schools. The Levies Force personnel and Khassadars were deployed at the schools on the directives of the Political Agent Islamzeb Khan.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-295968-Briefs




Institutions operating without any building

Most of the educational institutions are operating at Mastung with any building infrastructure. Nearly 150 schools have vacant posts of teachers.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-14-2015/quetta/page7.asp


Corruption at secondary education board

Government teachers association said that secondary education board is decling. Chair board is charging high expenses from the students. It is under corruption.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-14-2015/quetta/page4.asp


APCA protesting for regularization of CIDA teachers

APCA technical education unit said that CIDA teachers are not alone. They have served the government and have a right to be regulized.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102626678&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150114


New paper on old curriculum fraud by NTS

Different principals hold a press conference to record their protest that NTS taken exam based on old curriculum. They said that in advertisement, it was informed that pepers would be based on new curriculum.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102627003&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150114


Poor condition of Educational Institutions at Quetta

Baloch Students Action Committee said that institutions are I poor condition. Nearly 3 college, 10 boys’ middle schools, 8 girls’ middle schools, 292 boys and 61 girls’ primary schools are in worst condition in presence of education emergency campaign.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102627004&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150114



Academy building completion pending since 2004

Provincial Secretary for technical education and colleges visited the Balochistan Academy for College teachers. He got briefing about status of building and said that its construction will be complete by end of 2015.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-14-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Corruption at Balochistan University

In a meeting held by chair Baloch Student Front, Vice Chair expelled due to corruption of mismanagement in administrative matters. They said that Balochistan University is facing severe corruption specially related to recruitments and promotions.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-14-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Protest against Refinance at BMC

Pukhtunkhwa Student Organization did a protest against self-finance seats at Bolan Medical College. They said that it is against merit system.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-14-2015/quetta/page2.asp




Parents urge authorities to ensure proper security measures

Many of the public and private educational institutions failed in complying with most of the security instructions by the authorities, so far.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/14-Jan-2015/parents-urge-authorities-to-ensure-proper-security-measures


Private schools want uninterrupted power to provide foolproof security

All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association has said that frequent power load shedding is the major hurdle in making foolproof security arrangements for educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/01/14/city/islamabad/private-schools-want-uninterrupted-power-to-provide-foolproof-security/


CADD to purchase security equipment for schools

The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has finalised a plan to purchase security equipment and raise the boundary walls of educational institutions in the city.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156926/cadd-to-purchase-security-equipment-for-schools


BISP, RED ink agreement on out-of-school children

An implementation agreement has been signed between Benazir Income Support Program and Rawalpindi Education Department to promote enrolment of out-of-school children in schools. The purpose of the implementation agreement (IA) is to forge a partnership between divisional, tehsil Offices of BISP and the School Education Department to jointly implement Waseela-e-Taleem - a Co-responsibility Cash Transfer (CCT) Program - for the promotion of primary education of children of BISP beneficiaries in the Rawalpindi.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/14-Jan-2015/bisp-red-ink-agreement-on-out-of-school-children




Non-disbursement of salary to FDE employees protested

Non-disbursement of salaries to daily wage employees of Islamabad Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) since the last 6 months has caused embarrassment among them. FDE and AGPR authorities invent new excuses daily for not paying salaries to these employees. The amount against salaries was allocated in the budget for 2014-15 but all the daily wage employees working in educational institutions under FDE have not been paid wages so far.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/14-Jan-2015/non-disbursement-of-salary-to-fde-employees-protested


Minister wants improved security

Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Barrister Usman Ibrahim has expressed dissatisfaction with the existing security arrangements at government schools and colleges in Islamabad and directed the Federal Directorate of Education bosses to put in place measures for the foolproof security of children, teachers and other staff at local educational institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-295933-Minister-wants-improved-security


FDE appoints focal person on security

The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has made Director (Estate Management) Tanveer Ahmad Malik its focal person on issues related to the security of government schools and colleges in the capital city.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-295942-FDE-appoints-focal-person-on-security


Private education watchdog without permanent chief since June 2013

Look around the town and you’ll find private schools here, there, and everywhere. But regulating them appears to be a low priority for the Capital Administration and Development Division overseeing local educational facilities since the de-centralization of the education ministry at the start of July 2011.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-295935-Private-education-watchdog-without-permanent-chief-since-June-2013


Task force finalizes first national TVET policy

A special task force has finalized the draft of the first ever national policy for the technical and vocational education and training (TVET). The policy will be launched shortly. This information was shared during a meeting of the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) chaired by Minister of State for Federal Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education Balighur Rehman.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-295936-Task-force-finalises-first-national-TVET-policy



Unfinished devolution: Education ministry to get back most subjects

The Ministry of Education and Professional Training is likely to regain control of 18 education-related subjects which were handed over to other ministries during the devolution process in 2010. The ministry has been demanding control of 22 bodies which were handed over to other divisions when the education ministry was devolved to the provinces after the 18th Amendment.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/821429/unfinished-devolution-education-ministry-to-get-back-most-subjects/


Turnitin usage results in decreased plagiarism cases

A recent report issued by iParadigms, a leading international provider of Cloud-based Educational Technologies to prevent plagiarism, verify content, and evaluate written work, shows that increase in usage of Turnitin has considerably decreased the level of plagiarized research in Pakistan’s higher education institutions.

Complete Story:  http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/14-Jan-2015/turnitin-usage-results-in-decreased-plagiarism-cases


AIOU to hold ‘Seeratun-Nabi’ seminar today

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will hold a day-long national seminar on the topic “Need of debate for peace and harmony in light of Seerat-un-Nabi (PBUH)” today (Wednesday) at Zaki Auditorium, Academic Complex. Vice-Chancellor, AIOU Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui will preside over the function while Member National Assembly/ Council of Islamic Ideology Chairman, Maulana Muhammad Khan Sheerani, will be the chief guest.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/14-Jan-2015/aiou-to-hold-seeratun-nabi-seminar-today


139 Fake Universities

Higher Education Commission declared 139 Universities as Fake. The list is displayed on website. These include unregistered institutions offering programs in medical, engineering, and law.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-14/page-3


ERRA building 1000 schools

Chairman ERRA said that they planned to build new building of 1000 educational institutions. Two-school building will be complete in this March.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-14/page-3


Working group in education and technology

Government establishing working group on advancement in education and technology with for collaborating with America.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-14/page-1


Auditing registration of Deeni maddaris completed

84/193 Diobund, 68/118 Bralvi, 2/9 Ahle Hadith and 6/9 Ahle Tashee Deeni maddaris are unregistered.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-14&edition=ISL&id=1492942_53480617


Criminals arrested for APS Peshawar

Five suspected terrorist who were involved in attack on Army Public School Peshawar, arrested from Peshawar. They were arrested on the intelligence reports of Pakistan by Afghan forces.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-14-2015/pindi/page1.asp




Imran to visit APS today

Imran Khan is visiting Army Public School Peshawar today. He is going with family. Prime Minister also visiting APS tomorrow.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102627818&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150114



Return of Malala

Father of Malala gives information about their return to back to Pakistan. He said that after completion of exams of Malala all of their family members coming back to Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-14&edition=LHR&id=1493625_76146784


Policy for technical education

New policy for skill/technical education prepared. Federal Minister said that it has aimed to education those who could not get education for their professions and work.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102627850&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150114


NBF released book for children

National Book Foundation has recently released a book containing children stories by Hammad ur Rehman Goyara.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-14&edition=ISL&id=1492641_33076061


Contractors refused to build schools boundary walls

Local contractors refused to build the boundary wall of educational institutions. They did it because they said they could not build it in expensive material.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102627301&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150114



80% institutions with improper security

Parents are afraid of the current situation of educational institutions. There are nearly 80% institutions with improper security system.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-01-14/page-4




Most primary schools have depleted facilities

Most of the government primary schools in the districts of Multan and Bahawalpur lack or have depleted facilities and don’t have sufficient number of teachers and support staff.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156878/most-primary-schools-have-depleted-facilities


School Health Programme: ‘Health, Education Depts should own new initiative’

The School Health Programme (SHP) aims to reach out to children and their families and should be owned by the Health and Education Departments. These recommendations were put forth by participants during a consultative meeting on institutionalising the SHP in the Punjab. The event was organised by the Nur Centre for Research and Policy (NCRP), a policy think-tank and technical arm of the Fatima Memorial Hospital in Lahore.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/821387/school-health-programme-health-education-depts-should-own-new-initiative/


After govt’s refusal: Colleges, schools seek donations

The Punjab government is forcing heads of schools and colleges in the province to complete all security arrangements as soon as possible but has not provided them the extra funds they need for the task. This has forced some college principals to ‘arrange’ funds from elsewhere, including asking staffers to pay the price of security.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/821406/after-govts-refusal-colleges-schools-seek-donations/


Punjab government mulls over plan to stop education institutions from charging heavy fees

The Punjab government in view of public demand with regard to stopping private educational institutions from fleecing students is seriously working to move a bill in the parliament for regularisation of schools and colleges. Punjab Chief Minister Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif has directed executive directors of educational directorates of their respective districts and divisions of Punjab to make a survey of all private educational institutions and students and submit a list to him.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-295932-Punjab-government-mulls-over-plan-to-stop-education-institutions-from-charging-heavy-fees


Most Lahore schools to remain open on Saturdays

A number of leading private institutions of the provincial metropolis have adopted strict security measures, including placing snipers at rooftop of their campuses. Many private schools have also cancelled Saturday as weekly holiday in order to cover academic loss their students faced in the wake of extended winter vacation.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-295961-Most-Lahore-schools-to-remain-open-on-Saturdays


Jhang DCO seeks security report

DCO sought the report, while reviewing security arrangements at educational institutions during a meeting here on Tuesday. The DCO directed the EDO Education, Deputy Director Colleges and other officials to implement in letter and spirit the security protocol chalked out by the Punjab government. The DCO said that assistant commissioners of all four sub-divisions would continue liaison with law-enforcement agencies, Rescue 1122 and Education Department officials to check security of schools and colleges daily.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-295973-JHANG-The-City


Minister inspects campuses’ security

Punjab Agriculture Minister Dr Farrukh Javed Tuesday inspected various schools of Gojra and checked security arrangements. The DCO briefed the minister, saying that out of 1208 government schools in the district, boundary walls of 923 schools were completed while the work was in progress on walls of remaining schools.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-295979-TOBA-TEK-SINGH-Teh-City


Cathedral schools reopen

Cathedral school system has reopened its institution on January 12. According to a press release, all Cathedral schools reopened on January 12 in compliance with the directions of the government after ensuring complete security.



Students to be encouraged to conserve energy

WWF-Pakistan initiated a project to promote energy conservation awareness and discourage energy wastage among school students. WWF-Pakistan officials said a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with Energy Conservation Fund (ECF) in this regard. Through this MoU, ECF will carry out energy usage assessments in the Green Schools of WWF-Pakistan, especially in Islamabad/Rawalpindi.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-295927-Students-to-be-encouraged-to-conserve-energy


Vandals set fire to girls’ school in Vehari

Vandals broke into a girls’ school in Vehari district and set fire to the building on Tuesday. The fire swept through the school building, destroying furniture, fittings and its academic records. Earlier, the vandals broke the locks of each classroom as they entered 218-EB Girls Middle School early today.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/821613/inferno-vandals-set-fire-to-girls-school-in-vehari/


Education Department to train teachers by Elite Force

Provincial Government said to Education department to train their physical teachers from elite force. In this regard, government asked to provide report on it on 22 January.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-14&edition=ISL&id=1492482_59900509


Successful dialogue between Government and teachers association

Seventeen point charter of demand of teachers association accepted by provincial education secretary. According to charter, government of Punjab will release 20 million for security of schools.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102627307&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150114


New schools opening from April 2015

Government of Punjab is opening 3000 new schools in Punjab. They will start working from 1st of April 2015.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102627290&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150114


Search operation at hostel

Security forces did a search operation at hostels of Punjab University. They arrested 4 persons including two foreigners.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-14-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=01_02.gif


Attendance on reopening improving

After long vacations, the attendance of students improving in Punjab and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa schools. For the security concerns, it is being deciding to introduce the emergency alarm systems at schools.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-14&edition=LHR&id=1493646_69615966



ILM launching new Schools

ILM trust is launching new schools by the names of children died in APS Peshawar incident. This project will be launching with collaboration of Literacy department, Government of Punjab.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102628468&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150114




310 schools in danger

Special Police notified the nearly 310 schools are under terrorist threat. They are unsafe. Special branch released list of schools of four districts of Rawalpindi. It include nearly 2100 schools including category A and A+ schools.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-14-2015/pindi/page2.asp


Meeting on critic of Syndicate by VC Punjab University

Vice Chancellor Punjab University, hold a high-level meeting with heads of all departments. In the meeting, the critic by two members of syndicate meeting who severely criticized was discussed and a resolution of protest against them passed.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102628482&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20150114



Action against deliberately not securing education institutions

Provincial Education Minister said that, government is taking action against those educational institutions that are deliberately not fulfilling security requirements.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-14&edition=LHR&id=1493497_14649635



‘Aao Parhao’ moving to Punjab

After getting success and popularity in Sindh, Express education campaign “Aao Parhao” is moving toward Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalpur and Layyah.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102627609&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150114


Army guards at Railway Schools

Railway Education Department is deciding to hire army guards for security of their schools. It also informed that nearly 300 teachers have received civil defense training.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-14&edition=LHR&id=1493854_67849822


Corruption in recruiting Educators

Punjab Government planned to recruit 29000 educators in the provinces. In this regards the application forms that are free for every candidate is being selling for 50 rupees. Chief Minster should take its notice.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-14&edition=LHR&id=1493863_66316913




Tackling implications of enhanced security on school children

Not far from the barricaded and irksome presence of Bilawal House, a less fortified school in the busy Clifton area has been hosting a series of storytelling sessions for three- to five-year-old children.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156833


Scholars urged to undertake collaborative research projects

Collaborative efforts need to be made by scholars worldwide on literary research projects. It is important that the underprivileged raise their voice and articulate their identity in the form of literature. Hindko writers are focusing on writing about day-to-day affairs in their literature. Traditional societies do not give women the freedom to write and for a long time women’s contribution to Urdu literature had been negligible.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156821/scholars-urged-to-undertake-collaborative-research-projects


KU extends date for submitting B.Ed. MEd exam forms

University of Karachi has extended the date for submission of annual examination forms of B.Ed. and M.Ed. (morning, evening) programmes without late fee till January 20.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/14-Jan-2015/ku-extends-date-for-submitting-bed-med-exam-forms


Sindh varsity launches drive to improve standard

The Sindh University (SU) has decided to take some immediate and long-term steps for the quality management in the university’s overall working to promote educational standards in the country. Such steps would lead to a qualitative improvement in overall educational pursuits, enabling the students to effectively take part in the country’s socioeconomic development in their practical life, said vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-295957-Sindh-varsity-launches-drive-to-improve-standard


Governor takes notice of damaged school

Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ibad taking notice of occupation and damage to a school building in Green Town of Shah Faisal Colony, reached the site to ascertain the situation personally.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-14/page-13


Federal, Sindh HECs

Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan said on Tuesday that there should be no conflict situation arising out of relations between the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan and the newly constituted Higher Education Commission in Sindh.



Situation of schools security

Most of the educational institutions lacking security. 360 schools of Jacobabad are under threat. Mobile Phones are being using inside the institutions.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-14&edition=KCH&id=1492818_52288648


Urdu Conference at Shah Abdul Latif University

Two days international Urdu Conference holding at Shah Abdul Latif University Kharipur. Nearly 14 countries are participating in the conference.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-14&edition=KCH&id=1492832_75873479


Gala ceremonies at Mehran university

Mehran university of Engineering and Technology is holding a big Gala Ceremony of 2015 from 24 to 26 February. In Gala, there will be test for jobs and book fares.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102626903&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150114


SEF targeted to educate 200,000 children free of cost

Sindh Education Foundation has targeted to educate nearly 2 million OOSC free of cost. They will meet this target in five years. Currently 300 thousand children are enrolled in 2693 institutions.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-14&edition=KCH&id=1493065_48569384


Private schools fees increased

Most of the private schools and other educational institutions have increased their fees. They have increased nearly 500 rupees in their tuition fees. It is done after reservations on APS Peshawar attack. They have increased it without formal approval from directorate of private institutions.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102627165&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150114


Protest for nonacademic employees’ rights

All non-academic employees of Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology are protesting today for reservation of their rights.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102627191&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150114


Opening of Dawood A Level Schools

Recently three days orientation of Dawood A Levels Model United Nations (DALMUN) ended. Parents appreciated the opening of model schools at Karachi and Hyderabad.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102627159&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150114


Employees record of Education department for recruitments

Provincial Minister Sindh asked all DEOs and Education department to provide record of all retired, died and working employees. It is being doing for promotions and new recruitments.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102627179&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150114




Brief Introduction of Sindh Education Foundation

It was established in 1992. With passage of time, SEF got popularity under leadership of intelligent heads.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-01-14&edition=KCH&id=1493070_28805883


US minister visited APS Peshawar

Recently US Interior Minister John Carry visited the Military Public Schools, Peshawar accompanied by Army Chief, Raheel Sharif. Before this visit, the Army Chief visited the APS Peshawar.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-14/page-10


School security at Sindh

Most of the schools that are opened lacking security requirements. Only big schools completed the security according to security plan and standards.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-01-14/page-10




Our courageous children

It is time for the children of Peshawar to be brave again. And so brave they were, the students of the Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar on January 12, their first day back after it shut down following the carnage that killed more than 140 people on December 16. As students walked in through the metal detectors to enter the school premises, they were no longer just students; they were survivors of that nightmarish day.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/821366/our-courageous-children/


Education Crisis in Balochistan

It is difficult to imagine a bright future for Balochistan considering the dire state of education in the insurgency-hit province. Data shared by Sardar Raza Muhammad Barrech, Advisor to Balochistan Chief Minister on Education, reveals that almost half of the population of the province does not have access to education. There are only 12,500 schools – 7,000 amongst them with only one room and one teacher – for over 22,000 human settlements spread across the province.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-01-14/page-6/detail-0


Class of 2015

Almost a month after the Taliban massacred 149 people, an overwhelming number of them schoolchildren, the Army Public School in Peshawar opened its doors for the first time. Hundreds of schoolchildren, possessing a bravery few others could muster, went back to the site where their friends and teachers had been killed.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-8-295881-Class-of-2015


Pens, Not Guns

In a bizarre move, the provincial cabinet of the KPK government has decided to allow teachers and staff members to carry firearms on school premises so that they could “engage attackers for an initial five to ten minutes before personnel of law-enforcement agencies will show up to respond to the attack”. This step reeks of desperation, and it is this kind of rushed, ill-thought out strategy that we must guard against.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-01-14/page-6/detail-2


Security at schools

January 12 was a difficult day for the traumatized yet courageous students of the Army Public School (APS) when they re-entered the building where they had experienced the deadliest terror attack. The terrible ordeal they had gone through on December 16 could not be explained in words. In a bid to console their feelings, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif himself came there to greet them. It might be an uphill task for parents, teachers and the school administration to cope with the memories of the gory incident, which would haunt their minds for life.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/editorial/14-Jan-2015/security-at-schools


Letters to the Editor


Madressah reform

ON the issue of madressah reforms, there is intense opposition from religious parties. But it is the need of the hour to introduce reforms so as to keep pace with the march of times.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1156845/madressah-reform

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhua


KP Govt. closed down Edwards College

Minister for Information & Higher Education Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani Tuesday directed closure of Edwards College for two weeks, due to unsatisfactory measures put in place. The minister visited Edwards College and reviewed security measures for the institute and expressed dismay and directed Principal of the college to close it for the next 15 days and complete all security arrangements as directed by provincial government.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=OTI1NzI=


289 Govt schools in Peshawar declared unsafe

Security measure at Badh Bair and Matani have still not been initiated. Secretary education instructed to raise the walls of schools to at least 8 feet high. Secretary educations gave these instructions at a meeting and strictly instructed that security measures must be adopted in every school.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Page no. 12


Watchmen of educational institutions will be provided with arms permit, Education Minister KP

Education minister of KP Mr. Atif Khan said that KP government will provide arms permits for the watchmen of educational institutions in order to ensure security of schools. He also said that Tehrik-e-Insaaf is using education as a first step towards real education.

Complete Story: http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102627576&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150114


Watchmen of Primary School Pishtakhara forced to work as a sweeper

Watchman of the school Mr. Jabbar Khan being forced to work for 24 hours a day. No security measures taken for the safety of the school. After the Peshawar incident, watchmen of Govt. Primary School no 1 PishtaKhara is being forced to work 24 hours a day. The administration has ensured to provide security to different school but at this school the watchman is being forced to work as a sweeper also.

Complete Story: Daily Subh, Page no. 1


Absence of teaching staff in Govt. Primary School Jehangira

A huge amount of our country was spent on the construction of the school but the classes are yet to be started. Govt. Primary School Raza Abad, NOdeh Jehangira was constructed 10 years ago but no staff has been appointed for it yet.

Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Page no. 2


Bids held for appointing teachers at Orakzai Agency

Qualified people has been deprived of their rights. This statement came from Mr. Musawwir during a press conference. He said that bids are being held for appointing fake teachers while merit and law has been totally ignored.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Page no. 1


People held in Afghanistan in connection with Peshawar School incident

These people were held captive with the help of the information of intelligence agencies of Pakistan. They were handed over to Pakistani authorities.

Complete Story: Daily Wahdat, Page no. 1


Private Education institutions in Mansehra to reopen on 14th January

All private institutions in Mansehra will reopen on 14th of January. DEO Mansehra will make visits to schools in order to make sure that security arrangements are satisfactory.According to sources, all education institutions in KP were closed after the Peshawar school incident.

Complete Story: Awamunas, Page no. 8




Concentration on Education can be reproductive for community

NASEERABAD: Provincial assembly member of Muslim League (N) Mohammad Khan Lehri said  focusing on Education is the only key towards success, during five year the selected Govt. will change the system of same city, and the provision of billions for development sector of Naseerabad. MPA funds also provided for the improvement of schools system.
Complete Story: http://epaper.pknewspapers.com/daily-mashriq-quetta.html


Due to Lake of Education people did not aware of their rights

QUETTA: In Baluchistan due to Education backwardness a lot of people are unaware by their rights from stat. it is necessary to bring quality of Education for the children of same province, which will bring awareness according to their rights, for this motivational act everyone should play a constructive role in the field of Education. Further he said about media. It is a great source to upraise our voice for improvement.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pknewspapers.com/daily-mashriq-quetta.html


BMC’s self-financing scheme is anti-Education, PSF

QUETTA: Secretary of Pashtoon Students Organization said that admission in Bolan Medical College through self-finance scheme is anti-Education, because entry test is a source through which the institute can fish out the applicable students for the specific institute. Except this criteria the student can never achieve the medical seat in any medical college of Pakistan, if we deny this way of entry and adopt a self-finance scheme and get admission in the college then that student can never ever compete with relevant students, while on the other hand many of the desirable students are remain from that opportunity which is actually entitle for the specific seats. In the result many of incompetent Doctors are made by the institute.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pknewspapers.com/daily-mashriq-quetta.html

Construction of College Teachers Academy to be completed soon
QUETTA: Provincial Secretary of Colleges Higher Technical Education Ghulam Mohammad Sabir said about the Baluchistan Institutes teacher. He visited over the colleges teachers and founded that there is remaining a lot of construction work in the institute’s area. He got report from the institute that the construction duration is two year but the lake of funds construction work still remaining. The construction work started in 2004 and it should be finished in 2006, but unfortunately it is still lying. 
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-14-2015/Quetta/page1.asp


To give special attention for the improvement of Education institutions

DHADER: Principal of Degree College Mastung Professor Dr. Kaleem Zahid expresses his views to the press reporter. He said Development, Establishment, prosperity, excellence and success is lying only in education, if we get a quality of education then we can get all these achievements which are the proof for a developed and civilized country. Our youth can compare all the latest Requirements due to equipped of Education.
Complete Story: https://www.azadi.com/pages/Daily-Azadi-Quetta/165084746856640?sk=info&tab=page_info


District Kichi institutions paralyzed by negligenceof Government

QUETTA: Baloch Students Action Committee has given a statement about Education system. He said our Education institutes are paralyzed due to lake of resources, lake of special forums and lake of furniture in the class rooms. From long duration there is no provision of experiment tools in the laboratory.
Complete Story: https://www.azadi.com/pages/Daily-Azadi-Quetta/165084746856640?sk=info&tab=page_info


Civic Education is essential for progress and public welfare

QUETTA: CPD was held Seminar in Quetta press club according to the role of Civic Education and Media in the society. Social, civic Education, social Development and democratic stability is important for the solution. Media is a sought of mirror and like an eye for the society. This plays an important role in identifying problems. All classes will have a positive role to play.     

Complete Story: http://epaper.pknewspapers.com/daily-baloch.html

School in worst condition in Karachi

KARACHI: Students are taking class under tent at Akhter Government Girls School that occupied and dilapidated by mafia during winter vacations, in Shah Faisal Colony area of Karachi.

Complete Story: Baluchistan Times, Page no 7



Punjab to have 3000 new Schools

Rawalpindi: 3000 new schools will be opened in the Province of Punjab, every district to have 50 to 100 new schools; new female teachers will be hired. The enrollment campaign to be launched in March by CM Shehbaz Sharif Himself, all new schools to begin working by April, 2015. The schools will be run and monitored by Punjab Education Foundation.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Page no. 08


Education Department instructs private schools not to increase school fee for security arrangements

Faisalabad:  The ministry of Education has issued a notification to the EDOs to stop private schools to receive any kind of extra or additional fees or charges from children and their parents in the name of security expenses.  EDOs are instructed to keep any eye on private schools in this regard.  The heads of private schools to obtain a certificate from Secretary Education that they are not overcharging their students in anyway.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Page no. 08


Security arrangements of 158  ‘A’ Category Schools of Rahim Yar Khan completed

Rahim Yar Khan: The security arrangements of 158 schools of “A” Category of District Rahim Yar Khan have been completed.  EDO Rahim Yar Khan said that private school owners will not be allowed to receive any kind of extra or additional fees or charges in the name of security arrangements. 

Complete Story: Daily Express, Page no. 08


The schools located in rural areas do not have proper security arrangements

Chacharan Sharif: The children and their parents are worried because the schools located in rural areas do not improve security arrangements.  The school buildings become ruins, most do not have boundary walls, security guards could not be appointed.  Lack of security arrangements keeps the attendance poor.  Parents and children demand government must provide security to rural schools like urban schools.

Complete  Story: Daily Express, Page no.9


3 schools closed down due to lack of security arrangements

Muzzaffargarh: The Control Schools, The Saint Public School & Mukhtara Mai Public School, Muzzaffargarh have been closed due to lack of security arrangements; the district administration instructs them to improve security arrangements. Mukhtara Mai demands that government must provide funds for improving security.  Mukhtara Mai schools have 1000 students.

Complete  Story: Daily Khabrain, Page no. 8


Demolition operation against encroachments adjacent to Boys and Girls High Schools

Krore Lal Easan: An operation clean up was been launched against the encroachments adjacent to Boys and Girls High Schools of Krore Lal Easan due to security threats.  The encroachments around the walls the both schools were demolished.

Complete  Story: Daily Khabrain, Page no. 7


Public schools of Janpur have almost no security arrangement; higher authorities reported “Everything fine”

Janpur: The Public schools of Janpur have almost no security arrangement, and the local administration has reported to the higher authorities that “Everything was fine”.

Complete  Story: Daily Khabrain, Page no. 7


Public & Private Schools of Khairpur Taamaywali has insufficient security arrangements

Khairpur Taamaywali: Public & Private Schools of Khairpur Taamaywali has insufficient security arrangements the school administration has appointed inexperienced security guards at schools, people demand that the government must take notice of this negligence.  

Complete  Story: Daily Khabrain, Page no. 7


One thousand A Category schools of Punjab to have security Alarm System

Lahore/Islamabad: One thousand A Category schools of Punjab will have security Alarm System, the button will be located in the Principal office and Monitoring office, and the connection will be with Police Stations and Quick Response Institutions.  The claims to provide foolproof security to schools fail, the schools damaged during 2005 earthquake could also not be repaired.

Complete  Story: Daily Khabrain, Page no. 3


Thousands of localities of Mir Hazzar without schools, parents compelled to send their children to work

Mir Hazzar: Thousands of localities of Mir Hazzara are still without any schools; therefore, parents are compelled to send their children to work.  Tatla, Pachad, Goppang and Basti Mastoi do not even have Primary schools.  Children are compelled to work at hotels and restaurants. 

Complete  Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-01-14/page-3


Unknown persons put girls school near Vehari at fire

Vehari:  Some unknown persons entered into the Govt. Middle School, Chak No.218 EB, and Vehari at 4.00 am and set the school at fire, furniture, record and precious belongings were burnt and the police arrested the watchman of the school and gathered circumstantial evidences.   


Schools open with insufficient security arrangements, parents and children concerned

Multan/Khanewal/Kabirwala/Bahdurkot/Thattha/Sadiqabad/Kot Addoo/ Khangarh/Chowk Sarwarshaheed/Chowk Makkool/Abdul Hakim/Vehari/ Malsi/Dera Ghazi Khan/Sakhi Sarwar/Fazalpur/Bhakkur/Fatehpur/Layyah/KarorLal Easan/Head Panjnad/Haroonabad/Faqeer Wali/Saitpur: The Punjab Schools have opened but they do not have sufficient security arrangements which have caused concern among parents and children, Punjab Teachers Associated presents 10 Point recommendations, high level security meeting presided by DPO Khanewal, security plan formulated, security instruments being sold at higher prices.  

Complete  Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-01-14/page-8

Daily Ausaf, Page no. 03


Security arrangement at private schools at Chak Himmatta insufficient

Lodhran: People have demanded that the Security arrangement at private schools at Chak Himmatta are insufficient so DPO Shahid Niaz must take action because none of the administration of private schools has taken any security measures which could cause any serious incident at any time.

Complete  Story: Daily Naya Daur, Page no. 3


Effort to send suspicious material to Headmaster through a student

Vehari: Seventh Class student Omar Abbas of Boys High School, 9.11/WB was obstructed by a stranger and asked to deliver a gift box to the Headmaster, student refused to do so and was threatened that he will be picked up along with his family,  staff has felt threatened and has refused to work without proper security.

Complete  Story: Daily Naya Daur, Page no. 3


Favorite professors and lecturers of Principal playing havoc with the Government Degree College

Rahim Yar Khan: Those professors and lecturers who are favorites of Principal Rashada Waheed are playing havoc with the Government Degree College for Women Rahim Yar Khan, the senior professors and lecturers do not go to classes and have hired girls illegally to teach in their place. Vice Principal, Ghazala Tehseen does not come to college in time.  The husband and son of the principal had also tortured the lower staff in the past.   

Complete  Story: Daily Naya Daur, Page no. 1


The private schools of Dera Ghazi Khan tighten security due to terrorism threats

Dera Ghazi Khan:  The management of private schools of Dera Ghazi Khan has further tightened the security of their schools due to terrorism threats.  They have also fixed different off timings and removed all the venders from around the schools. The attendance remained poor. Academies also told to improve security.  

Complete  Story: Daily Ausaf, Page no. 1


Report about clearance of encroachments sought

Shorkot: DCO Babar Bashir has asked the Tehsil Officer to report about clearance of encroachments around schools and adjacent roads, the security arrangement are being monitored on daily basis, every school to have an 8 feet boundary wall and barbed wire.

Complete  Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Page no. 8




Education Minister urges to submit information regarding vacant posts in Education Department

Karachi: Sindh Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has issued order to Education Department to submit complete information regarding vacant posts in Education Department for recruitment of new staff. Along with it, he also demanded information about newly appointed Teachers’ salary. While he said within one week Education Officers should provide information, otherwise action would be taken against them on their non-compliance.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130228552&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150114





School building in crumbling condition: students worried

District Khairpur Mirs: The condition of Primary School building village Haji Nabi Khan Mevo is crumbling; its roof pieces are falling and students are worried to attend school. The village Landlord told that school. Building is near to collapse; compound wall is completely destroyed; they have informed higher authorities many times, but yet no response seems.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130228388&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150114


Education ruined despite 38000 School Management Committees in Sindh

District Mirpur Khas: For the promotion of Education and betterment of schools in Sindh, 38000 School Management Committees were formed and fictionalized, but the condition of Education of Sindh and its Schools is crumbling and critical; Education is being ruined under those committees. Schools are under acute shortage of Drinking Water, furniture, bathrooms and compound walls. SMC Committees are found involved in corruption while grabbing SMC funds; these committees only show record of the expenses in papers. Teachers are disappear and do not attend Schools.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Jan/14-1-2015/Page3/P3-1.jpg


Assistant Commissioner Visits schools, Record Checked

District Mirpur Khas: Assistant Commissioner Jhudo visited different schools of Jhudo including Kabir Rajar, S Lal Bux Khushk, Majnoon Lighari and others. During his visits, he checked the record of Teachers and attendance registers. On contact, he told media that he is working for the betterment of schools and Education of poor children. While he said, parents and other citizens should provide information regarding ghost Schools of their area that action may be taken.

Complete Story: http://www.awamiawaz.com/epaper/fullsize/Page-03.jpg


Land Mafias captured school building and use it for residence purpose

Karachi: The buildings of Primary and Secondary Schools village Rahim are captured by a local land mafia and they are using school buildings as their own residential home. Education Department did not take any notice of the issue to resolve it.

Complete Story: http://www.awamiawaz.com/epaper/fullsize/Page-03.jpg


Three School buildings decaying due to negligence of Education Department

District Larkana: The buildings of Primary School Kaarira, Girls and Middle School near Taluka Dokri are completely in crumbling condition. Villagers have protested for repairing of the school buildings. They told that, many times they have visited the offices of Education Department, but nothing positive seems.

Complete Story: http://www.awamiawaz.com/epaper/fullsize/Page-09.jpg


 60 School buildings in crumbling condition and dangerous for Students

About sixty schools out of Eighty from Taluka Kunri are in decaying position. Due to poor condition of schools, students are worried about their Education. Roof pieces of the buildings are falling; acute shortage of furniture has kept students to study under open sky. Teachers have briefed that school buildings may fall at any time. SMC funds are violated and not used properly. Education Department did not take any notice for their repairing and restoration. One hundred and Eleven 111 Teachers are appointed in Sixty Seven 67 Primary Schools and due to negligence of Education Officers, SMC funds are not utilized. Residents are waiting for positive response from Government side.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_14012015021916.jpg


Protest for School building

The residents of village New Daulatpur near Obaawro protested for School building for their village school. They have informed that since five years  they are waiting for school building, but Education Department does not listen to their complains. Students sit under trees to study.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_14012015021916.jpg


Primary Schools closed, Students deprived of Basic Education

The Primary Schools of Taluka Pithoro are closed since many years; students are deprived of their basic Education. Teachers are not attending schools and mostly remain engaged in their private business. Villagers have informed about the condition of schools to Supervisors and other concerned Officers, but no response seems to restore these schools. Villagers told that politicians and other responsible authorities are responsible for the dark future of their children.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_14012015021916.jpg


34 Schools in one Union Council closed since years

District Thurrparker: According to Survey reports, 34 School of Union Council Maanjathi Taluka Kunri are closed since years. About 110 Schools are under shortage of Drinking Water and electricity; 68 Schools have no bathroom facility; 106 Schools are without compound walls. Education Officers are engaged in their corruption.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-01-14/news/page3/1%20(27).htm