14th October 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Start of classes at girls college demanded

Mansehra: The Balakot tehsil council on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution seeking the immediate start of classes at Mansehra city’s only degree college for girls.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=14_10_2016_182_004



Deputy District Education Officer emphasizes on the fundamental right to education

Quetta: During his visit to primary schools in Chaltan Town, the Deputy District Education Officer encouraged teachers to continue their efforts in improving the quality of education, keeping in view the fundamental nature of education as a right. He ensured the presence of basic educational facilities during the visit, and directed an inquiry to be made wherever they were absent. 

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103797475&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161014


Differences arises between PTI and Jamat Islami on education system.

Peshawar: Differences arises between PTI and Jamat Islami over education system in KP. Jamat Islami declared illegal to take board examination of class 5th and class 8th.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-10-14/page-8/detail-8




Promotion of education in FATA top priority: KP Governor

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that promotion of education in Federal Administered Tribal Area (FATA) is the top most priority of our government and bright future for the country can only be ensured by providing modern education facilities to the young generation.  He expressed these views while presiding over a high-level meeting, regarding updates on ongoing construction of educational institution in FATA here at Governor’s House on Thursday.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-10-14/lahore/7160/43208



Classes at FATA University to start on Oct 24

The first ever university set up in tribal areas to impart higher education to students from militancy and extremism affected region is going to commence classes by the end of the month.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=14_10_2016_007_009




BISP helping in poverty reduction school enrolment

Islamabad: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President, Masood Khan, said on Thursday that poverty was a curse and the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) was playing a commendable role in its alleviation from AJK.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201610140209&EN_ID=11201610140074&EMID=11201610140031


Institute of Space and Technology organizes Space Ambassadors Forum

Islamabad: IST is holding a Space Ambassadors Forum in honor of the World Space Week for 2016; participants included students from schools and colleges of the twin cities.  The purpose of the forum is to introduce the concept of Space Ambassadors to local students and to encourage the public to learn more about space programs.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/156982-IST-holds-Space-Ambassadors-Forum


Financial incentives for conducting research on Pakistan centric socio-economic issues: AIOU

Islamabad: Vice Chancellor Allama Iqbal Open University has vowed to provide financial incentives to anyone conducting research for socio-economic improvement at AIOU. He made this statement during a two day workshop organized by the Department of Education at the university. Elaborating on the announcement, he said that cash incentives would be available for any faculty member wishing to share original research in their department with university students.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/156985-AIOU-staff-faculty-to-be-financially-rewarded-on-research-projects


Pakistani students to take part in Science Olympiad

Islamabad: A group of students will represent Pakistan in the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) to be held in Bali, Indonesia, in September.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=14_10_2016_153_007


Schools without permanent staff

The managers of educational institutions appear to be opening new educational institutions without doing their homework; five new colleges have been established over the last six years, and all of them are operating without permanent staff or budgets.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=14_10_2016_153_003




Pakistan Awareness Programme: Teachers and students of local school visit Aiwan-e-Karkunan-e-Tehreek-e-Pakistan

Lahore: Under the Pakistan Awareness Programme of Nazariya-e-Pakistan Trust, students and teachers of Alhawi High School Dharampura, Lahore, visited Aiwan-e-Karkunan-e-Tehreek-e-Pakistan.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-10-14/page-2/detail-15


Orders to use whiteboards in all Punjab schools

Lahore: Orders have been issued to use whiteboards in all classrooms in Punjab schools. The use of blackboards will end.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-10-14/page-2/detail-25



A school wanting in essentials

Rahim Yar Khan: Given the nature of challenges the students have to grapple with, the district’s largest government high school has been reduced to a picture of neglect.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=14_10_2016_178_002


Private school notification riles many

Sahiwal: A cross section of society, especially prominent Punjabi language activists and literary organizations, have taken a dim view of a private school’s notification which dubs Punjabi a “foul language”.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=14_10_2016_002_007


Government decided to take action against the poor performance of School heads and Teachers.

Lahore: Government of Punjab decided to take action against the poor performance of Teachers and Heads teaching to 9th and 10th class.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-10-14/page-8/detail-23


Inter students take to the streets against ‘faulty’ marking

Lahore: A good number of intermediate (part-I) students on Thursday held a demonstration against the Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education for what they said was ‘wrong marking’ of their papers and demanded re-examination.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=14_10_2016_002_004








Punjab Higher Education Commission finalizes funding for Foreign Faculty Development Program

Lahore: The Punjab Higher Education Commision has finalized funding for post-doctorate fellowships, foreign PhD and foreign master's scholarships as a part of its Foreign Faculty Development Programme. Elaborating on the measures taken, a representative said that college faculty was especially being accommodated in the program to provide them with ample opportunities for growth and learning.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/156971-PHEC-finalises-faculty-development



Number of students enrolled in Punjab Education Foundation Schools reaches 2.5 Million

Lahore: Managing Director of Pakistan Education Foundation, Tariq Mahmood has stated that the number of enrolled students currently studying at PEF partner schools has reached 2.5 million, a statistic that clearly indicates that financially underprivileged children still have a chance at improving their lives through education.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/number-of-punjab-education-foundation-students-reaches-2-5m/



Virtual University extends admissions deadline

Lahore: Virtual University has extended its deadline for multiple program for the admissions to the current academic year. Forms will now be accepted until 21 October.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/156973-Admission-date-extended



The Punjab Government will send 30 students to China, to learn Chinese: Tehseen Fawad

Lahore: Tehseen Fawad, PML-N worker and the General Secretary of Punjab Assembly’s woman caucus, said that the Punjab government will send 30 students to China to learn Chinese.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-10-14/page-2/detail-29



School timing of Public schools changed for winter.

Lahore: School Education Department has changed the school timing of Public Schools for winter season new timings will be applied from Monday.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-10-14/page-12/detail-8



Storytelling and poetry competitions by Unique Group of Institutions

Lahore: The Unique Group of Institutions held poetry and storytelling competitions for students of Nursery to Class 2 from Unique Junior Schools.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-10-14/page-2/detail-31


Issue of list to registration of private schools

Multan: Department of education has been issued list to all new schools for registration and confirmation of registered schools.

Complete story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-10-14/17679/6.jpg


Department of Schools Education give instruction to all private schools for not increment of fees

Multan: Department of School education ADO has given the instructions to all private schools to recover of all fees of previous year and would not increase in current fees.

Complete story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-10-14/17679/5.jpg




Students protest against lack of facilities, Teachers

Larkana: The students of Ali Muhammad Mamnani Village, which is located near Mohenjo Doro, held a protest demonstration in front of school on Thursday against lack of school facilities.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-10-14/lahore/7161/43150


Operation against irregular teachers, Ministry of eduction

Karachi: Provincial Ministry of Education Jaam Mehtab Hussain has said that government will take the action against irregular teachers and corrupted teachers.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/194260-todays-print


Karachi University cancels admissions of five students.

Karachi: The admissions of five students of Masters and Diploma programmes have been cancelled by Karachi University (KU) as their mark sheets were found to be forged.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201610130103&EN_ID=11201610130032&EMID=11201610130002



Sindhi language is compulsory in all schools in Sindh.

Karachi: Sindhi language is compulsory in all schools in Sindh. Government of Sindh stated that Sindhi is one of the oldest language, Government made it compulsory to teach Sindhi in all schools across the province.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-10-14/page-1/detail-2

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Promotion of education in FATA our top priority: KP Governor

Peshawar: The Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that the promotion of education in Federal Administered Tribal Area (FATA) is the top priority of the current government. A prosperous future for the country can only be ensured by providing education to our youth. He expressed these views while addressing a high level meeting on the ongoing construction of educational institutions in FATA here at the Governor House on Thursday.

Complete story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/

Complete story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.1


Enrollment, literacy campaign and education walk held at Government Primary School Fazalabad

Barikot: Literacy cum enrollment campaign in Government Schools was inaugurated here in Barikot today, aiming to increase enrolment in Government Primary Schools Fazalabad. A walk to promote awareness about education was also held in this regard. The walk started from Government Primary School Fazalabad, and was led by District Education Officer Riaz Ahmad, Assistant Commissioner Barikot Dilnawaz Khan, and Deputy District education officer, Zahir Shah, and Head Master, Wilayat Shah. It was attended by teachers, representatives of civil societies and students of the school.

Complete story:  http://naibaat.com.pk/Pre/peshawar/Page03.aspx


School staff stages protest over non-payment of salaries

TAKHT BHAI: Teachers and other staff of the Working Folks Grammar School have set up a hunger strike camp against the non-payment of salaries since the last four months. They were carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans in favor of their demands. The protesters first gathered at the Mardan-Malakand road and blocked traffic on it.

Complete story:  Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.2


Students of Elementary College Jamrud hold protest against delay in exams

Khyber Agency: Students of Elementary College Jamrud Muhammad Hussain and Muhammad Tariq Mohmand held a press conference here at the Jamrud Press Club. They informed the media that their BS semester was complete but the administration not conducting exams on purpose which was a waste of their precious time. They said that the college was not affiliated with the University of Peshawar and that the administration should do something to rectify the situation immediately.

Complete story:  Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.5

Complete story:  Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.2

Complete story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.3


High School Civil Quarters SST ignored during upgrade

Peshawar: Government High School Civil Quarter Sr. Science Teachers (SST) held a meeting under the leadership of Fazal Hakeem. Teachers said that they have been working for the longest time in the same grade and during the 17.3.2016 promotions, they were ignored once again. They said that this situation is a question mark for the performance of the change claimant government. They demanded urgent promotion of their current grades.

Complete story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.3




Thousands of schools in Baluchistan closed: BSO Pachar

District Quetta: Ex-vice Chairman BSO Pachar Mr. Waffa Baloch, along with others said that nationalists asked for an educational emergency and are now done with their embezzlement of funds. Thousands of schools in District Nasirabad, Kacchhi, Jafferabad and Sibi have been closed for extended periods. Government High School Tehsil Bhaag is still deprived of a proper building; students are receiving their education in the open.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-14-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


Parents should ensure girls’ attendance in schools: Principal Girls Mission School

District Quetta: The Principal & administration of Government Girls Model High school Mission Road Quetta have said that parents should ensure girls’ attendance in school; otherwise, their enrollment will be liable to cancellation. Administration requested parents to support teachers and to send their children to school with punctuality.

Complete story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No: 06


Number of teachers in Primary schools should be increased: Ismail Umrani

District Qalat: The Vice Chairman GTA District Qalat Mr. Muhammad Ismail Umrani said in a statement that ‘One teacher in One Primary School’ policy has deteriorated the education system in Baluchistan. In most rural areas a single teacher is responsible for classes one to five, which is approximately 30 subjects, an impossible job for the teacher. Such educational policies are the reason for deterioration of the educational system in Baluchistan. 

Complete story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p3/story.php?param=prmay.jpg


Teacher’s negligence of duty will not be tolerated: Abdullah Khan

District Quetta: Secretary Colleges Higher and Technical Education Mr. Abdullah Jan, along with other officials, visited different schools and monitored the performance of teachers and construction work happening there. He said that teachers’ negligence in duty will not be tolerated at any cost. Teachers should focus on the future of students so that they may lead prosperous lives. He added that absent teachers will have to face departmental action.

Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No: 03


Action will be taken against absent teachers in Qalat: District Education Officer

Sorab: District Education Officer Qalat Mr. Shabir Ahmed Sumalani, during his visit to different schools, has said that quality education is necessary for the eradication of ignorance, illiteracy and educational backwardness. A strong & sound society can only be formed through good education. He said that legal action will be taken against absent teachers and no second chances will be given. Teachers should not solely be present in schools but should also be result oriented.  

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 02



Intermediate part first results 2016: Check revaluation date is 25th October

District Dera Gahzi Khan:  The Deputy Controller Education Board Mr. Shaikh Amjad Hussain shared with the media that candidates who are not satisfied with their intermediate part first results (as declared on 10th October) can submit an online application for the verification of marks. The last date to submit the form is 25th October.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-14/page-02     


Transforming Education System: Schools banned from using blackboards and chalk in classrooms

District Lahore: The Secretary Punjab Education has issued a notice banning the use of blackboard and chalk in Government Schools. He instructed all Executive District Officers to provide white boards and markers in all Government Schools by utilizing non-salary Budget Fund.

Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.03


Timings of Punjab Schools changed: Day to last from 8am to 1pm

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Keeping the winter season in mind, the Provincial Education Ministry from 17th October has announced a change in timings of all Punjab Schools. The school day will now last from 8 am till 1pm noon for students.

Complete story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.08  


School Teacher brutally beats a Student

District Muzafargarh: Muhammad Ramzan, a student of Class- 8th faced brutal violence by his teacher in Government High School Ali Wali, According to the details, the student asked for an answer to the questions from out of the allocated syllabus from other students. Teacher Sajid Husain became furious and beat the student savagely with a stick. Ramzan‘s backbone was damaged as confirmed by medical checkups. The student’s father Karam Ali has lodged a complaint against the teacher but he also said that teacher misbehaved with him as well and struck out the name of his son from the class roll in reaction. Ramzan’s father has appealed to higher authorities that they take notice of the incident.

Complete story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.08


Show cause notice issued to school heads on decrease in enrolment

Even after the government’s claims of improving the education system, about twenty seven thousand students have left from 861 institutions of District Rahim Yar Khan in the academic session of 2016. In order to probe the matter, EDO Education issued the show cause notice to schools heads and has demanded justification till 13th – 17th October. 

Complete story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.03     




Primary School building dysfunctional for the past three years

Hyderabad: Government Main Primary School Tando Bagho has been dysfunctional for the past three years due to the carelessness of education authorities. Students have been shifted to the Higher Secondary School building.

Complete story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130442317&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161014


Peon and Sweeper still not deputed in school

District Matiyari: Government Primary School Dur Muhammad Shah is running without peon and sweeper, while students are engaged in work at school.

Complete story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130442203&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161014


Protest against closure of school

District Dadu: Residents of village Khor Miani have protested against the closure of the primary school of the village since several years. Instead of receiving an education, school students are forced to work in fields.

Complete story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130442191&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161014


D.C orders action against landlord for destroying school building

District Jacobabad: Building of Government School Raheem Khan Jakhrani was recently destroyed by a local landlord and former E.D.O Education. Notice of the incident was taken by the Secretary Education after a committee report. The Deputy Commissioner Jacobabad has ordered that a case be filed against the responsible individuals.

Complete story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130442379&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161014


Additional Secretary Education visits schools

Kotri: Additional Secretary Eduaction Rehan Baloch paid a surprise visit to different Schools of Kotri. He checked the school record and took notice of the shortage of basic facilities.

Complete story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_14102016013951.jpg


Deputy Commissioner visits schools

District Nawabshah: Deputy Commissioner Shaheed Benazirabad Muhammad Noman Siddiqui made a surprise visit to the Government High School and Middle School in Daleel Dero; he checked attendance registers of teachers, directing them to ensure attendance of students at their respective schools. He said that teachers’ attendance has improved substantially after the instatement of biometric system.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103797547&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20161014


Student future ruined due to unavailability of teachers in School of Taluka Faiz Gang

District Khairpur Mirs: Education is ruined due to unavailability of Teachers in 115 Government Schools of Taluka Faiz Gang. Most of the Schools are left without teaches, after biometric verification; more than 50 Schools are dysfunctional due to absence of teachers and about 30 School buildings are announced dangerous, where students have to face difficulties.  Only one teacher is available to teach around 150 students. The Taluka Education Officer has stated that proposal of closed Schools has been sent to higher authorities. On the other hand residents have declared that no steps were taken to ensure teachers presence in Schools.

Complete story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/images/2016/Oct/14-10-2016/Page3/P3-1.htm