15 April 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Secretary education working from foreign

Secretary Education, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is working and completing official tasks from Britain. He went on 12 days out of which only 3 days was assigned for government official meeting while the rest were personal.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102793961&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150415

Starting second shifts at primary schools

Provincial Government Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is starting second shifts at Primary Schools. This program will be starting from five schools with collaboration of NGO.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102793677&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150415


Development at SWAT University

A Meeting of Senate Swat university was held in chair of Governor, KP, at Governor House. Governor said to complete the development projects at University as soon as possible.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102793676&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150415




Administrative action against cheating

Administrative actions were undertaken by canceling papers of students caught cheating during exams of intermediate.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102792786&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150415


Facilitating Mines Labor Welfare Schools

Chairman Mine Labor Welfare said that their Deputy Mines Labor Welfare has granted textbooks to educational institutions. It reflects the interest of administration toward education. He said that closed schools should will be reopened.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-15-2015/quetta/page6.asp


Filling 4500 vacant teachers post through NTS

Education Department is filling vacant posts of 4500 teachers through NTS test. These tests are random so that cheating is controlled.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-15-2015/quetta/page10.asp


Lack of basic facilities at Railway Schools

There are no facilities at Railways Schools. These include lack of scientific tools and teachers. Schools are facing poor condition of infrastructure.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-15-2015/quetta/page12.asp





Collaborating with Red Cross for Education and Health

A memorandum of understanding was signed between Red Cross and Government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Head of Red Cross and President AJK announced their mutual understanding through a press conference. Government of AJK will provide land for schools and Red Cross will make the schools at different districts of AJK.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-04-15&edition=ISL&id=1647037_66231444




Free books being provided to students of capital

Capital Administration and Development Division, State Minister Usman Ibrahim on Tuesday, said that an amount of Rs 90 million was allocated under the head of ‘Free Book’ for the students of federal educational institutions under the ambit of Federal Directorate of Education for the fiscal year 2013-14.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/15-Apr-2015/free-books-being-provided-to-students-of-capital-senate-told


Out of school children to be enrolled

The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has set a target of enrolling 12,000 children when the admission will start in schools under its control.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1176045/out-of-school-children-to-be-enrolled


Higher education transforming every aspect of world

Federal Minister for Science & Technology and Chancellor CIIT Rana Tanveer Hussain has said that knowledge acquirement and higher education are transforming virtually every aspect of today’s world.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-312850-Higher-education-transforming-every-aspect-of-world-Rana-Tanveer



Mosque controversy: Students file plea in court against IIUI management

Five students of Islamic International University (IIUI) on Tuesday filed an application in a district court against the varsity management for non-implementation of a sessions court order.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201504150031&EN_ID=11201504150016&EMID=11201504150004


NBF to hold national book day festival

The National Book Foundation (NBF) would hold a five-day 6th National Book Day festival from April 22 at Pak-China Friendship Center. 

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-04-15/page-13/detail-2


Millennials secure undergraduate scholarships worth Rs 2.5 billion

High Achievers ceremony of Millennium Roots Schools was celebrated in Islamabad PNCA Auditorium. Millennium Schools is the first school in Pakistan to have had 8 Ivy League acceptances on 100% scholarship.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-15/page-2/detail-3






A walk from Baltistan to Islamabad for peace

Inter University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences Pakistan (IUCPSS) on Tuesday hosted a reception in honour of 11 mountaineers who conducted a ‘peace walk’ from Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) to Islamabad. 

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/869961/peace-walk-a-walk-from-baltistan-to-islamabad-for-peace/


Roots Ivy celebrates spring fiesta

The ‘Ivy Spring Fiesta’ was held at Roots Ivy International School to celebrate the onset of spring with music, dance, food, fun and festivities, says a press release.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-312847-Roots-Ivy-celebrates-spring-fiesta


IIUI Spring Carnival kicks off

The Spring Carnival at International Islamic University Islamabad kicked off with great enthusiasm at male and female campuses separately which was inaugurated by the Vice President Academic IIUI Dr Bashir Khan.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-04-15/page-14/detail-1




PEF distributing textbooks to partner schools

Punjab Education Foundation has accelerated their campaign for distributing the textbooks among partner schools. This process will end on 16 April 2015.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-15/page-12/detail-2


New admission policy by PEF

Punjab Education Foundation has declared their new admission policy. According to new policy, parents have to submit a stamp paper explaining their declaration that they have monthly income of 20 thousand per month and hence do not want to admit their children to government schools due to their poor standards.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-15/page-12/detail-16


Seniority lists of 1555 teachers submitted to DEO

Seniority list 1555 teachers which was being prepared since the last four years has now been now submitted to District Education Officer for the approval. 895 male SSTs and 660 female SSTs are included in the list.

Complete Story:http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-04-15&edition=ISL&id=1647101_95806209


Mashhood stresses supplementary reading

Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood has stressed the need of supplementary reading among students. “Only those nations have progressed which never stopped acquiring knowledge,” the minister said during a ceremony titled “Unblocking the Power of Reading” organised by Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) and Dubai Cares on Tuesday.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-15/page-14/detail-2



Procurement in education MPs call for implementation of laws

Participants in a policy dialogue on ‘Procurement in education sector: enhancing transparency and accountability’ have called for implementation in letter and spirit of the existing laws instead of framing new ones.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1175987/procurement-in-education-mps-call-for-implementation-of-laws



Children’s Literature Festival at Gulshan-i-Ravi

Punjab Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed on Tuesday conducted a story-telling session at the Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) in the Gulshan-i-Ravi Moon Market ground.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1175986/childrens-literature-festival-at-gulshan-i-ravi




Outreach to South Punjab schools brainstormed

MULTAN: Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) and Dubai Cares hosted a discussion forum for the Dubai Cares team, led by Mr Tariq Mohammad Saleh Al Gurg, and Punjab government education officers in Ramada Hotel, Multan. The Country Program Officer Dubai Cares, Nada Al Hajjri, and Communications Associate Dubai Cares, Sara Mohammed Al Boom, Muhammad Ishfaq Sahab, Executive District Officer Education Multan and Aqeedat Hussain Somro, District Education Officer Muzaffargarh.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/14-Apr-2015/outreach-to-south-punjab-schools-brainstormed




Unfair means: 65 students caught cheating in Matric exams in Karachi

The Board of Secondary Education, Karachi, (BSEK) chairperson Fasihuddin Khan raided various exam centres in Karachi where around 65 students were caught cheating in their Matric exams. He ordered the officials to take action against the students by registering cases of using unfair means against them.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201504150114&EN_ID=11201504150046&EMID=11201504150015




Candidate takes off with exam paper

A candidate appearing for an exam at the KMC Boys and Girls Secondary School in PECHS apparently made off with his examination paper on Tuesday, according to an education official.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-312798-Candidate-takes-off-with-exam-paper


50,000 youths to get internship

Deputy director of the federal ministry of inter-provincial coordination, Azhar Abbas, stated that the federal government was planning a scheme for the encouragement of educated youth of the country under which they would be offered internship for one year in public and private sectors.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1175930/50000-youths-to-get-internship




The curse of the copycats

Plagiarism has long been a problem in Pakistan at every level of academia. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has now added another 13 plagiarists to the existing list of 21, and it is certain that there are more within the 160-plus universities in the country.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/869851/the-curse-of-the-copycats/


Luxury of two weekly offs

Educational institutions in Federal Capital will be having two weekly off days from now on following the issuance of a notification declaring Saturday as off day as well. The decision came as a surprise because the younger generation needs to put in their utmost energies for acquiring education to take Pakistan forward at a time when the country is on road to recovery and there is a realization that we have lost much time and only those nations can attain progress who excel in education.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=262053


Registration Of Seminaries

More than the legal fraternity, or the human rights activists, or even the residents of FATA itself, the greatest resistance to the directives of the National Action Plan (NAP) has been shown by the boards of different madrassa organisations.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-15/page-6/detail-0


New targets of Education By: Youssef Abbasi

Government is focusing on higher education through research. Higher Education commission is playing most vital roles which is why the Vice Chancellors should be selected on merit.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102793473&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20150415


Letters to the Editor


Exploitation by schools

Is education a service to the nation or is it an industry where school owners run three to four different types of business from uniform shops to stationery shops, and from tuck shops to providing school buses/vans?

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1175963/exploitation-by-schools


School without facilities

There is no transport facility available for students at the Government Girls High School Absor. It is worthy to mention here that a total of 1,200 students are enrolled in this school. Many female students have to cover a distance of 2 miles a day to reach the school.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-15/page-7/detail-4 


Adopt a school

The noble educational profession, which ought to be highly esteemed, is neglected. Likewise the pay and privileges of educators are less than other services. A very small amount is allocated for education in the annual budget, lip service of politicians notwithstanding.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-15/page-7/detail-9

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Secretary Education hold office work sitting in Britain

Peshawar: The Secretary Education KP visited the Britain on 12 days visit, only three days official tour and remaining days is his personal stay in Britain. He holds the office on net and through e-mail he gives the official instructions to the department officials.

Complete story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102793961&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150415


Charsadda High schools students are helpless to sit on the floor

Charsadda: Government High School Charsadda is deprived of the basic facilities. Due the lack of the furniture the students are helpless to sit on the floor. The flood of 2010 hit the school building and the condition of the school is very worst but development work was done in the school. The officials of the department only pay the visit but no carry any type of practical work.

Complete story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=4&date=2015-04-15


38 thousands children deprived to attain education in Charsadda

Charsadda: 38 thousands children out from the school in Charsadda and education department of the area trying through the “Teacher came at Home” campaign to enroll these children in school for the education. These view shared by the AEO Shabqadar Fazal Wahid in the ceremony in government primary school shabqadar about the campaign awareness.  

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


Government to be take notice of the undue transfers in Higher Education Department of Education

Peshawar: Government to be take notice of the undue transfers in Higher Education Department of Education. Some officials under the reprisal issued the orders of the transfers which create the bad name for the PTI government. These views shared by the APKA president during the emergency called meeting under the Association.

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


The problems of the FATA College teachers will resolve immediately, Mushtaq Ghani

Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mushtaq Ghani visited the camp of the FATA teachers in front of the Peshawar Press Club and said the problems of the FATA college teachers will resolve immediately.

Complete story:  Daily Wahdat, Peshawar, Page No.8


Working Focus Grammar School teachers & students protest rally

Swat:  The teachers and students of Working Focus Grammar School hold protest rally in favor of their demands. They said the earnings of their labor spend in school establishment but now the children of the labor are deprived the free books & Uniforms. 

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


Alpuri: Education develop claim totally falls, public sector have concern on this situation

Shangla: Alpuri: The claims of the provincial government for equal education system and educational emergency. Education department totally depend on the NGOs it will create a negative impact on the education department. The Politics totally involved in department. For these the schools and students are deprived from the basic facilities.

 Complete story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.8


Engineering University Employees threaten to hold protest in Bani Gala

Peshawar: Engineering University Employees Association threatens to hold protest in Bani Gala in favor the solution of their problems demand.  Association holds protest locked the offices and sits on the lawn of the university as protest. 

Complete story:  http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTA4NTIz


Delay in examination, students hold protest on University Road

Peshawar: The Students of the Hafeez Medical Institute hold protest against the Principal  & Chairman to use delay tactics in examinations.  They block the University for half hour for all type of the traffic in protest.

Complete story:  http://www.dailymashriq.com.pk/index.php?edition=&date=&page=2&type=




Boys Primary School Dashti Bazar Should be upgraded to Middle

Turbat: Unit secretary of National party dashti bazaar Mr. Zahid Ali demanded to upgrade Primary School Dashti Bazar to Middle so that education of their children could not be derailed.

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


Strength of Baluchistan is related with development of University of Baluchistan

Quetta: Speaking in workshop organized by Research, Innovation, Commercialization Vice chancellor Mr. Dr. Javeed Iqbal and other Deans and Researchers said Educational institutes play a vital role in research activities and produce such a environment to discover the hidden truths. Due to research environment university students, province, nation as a whole can achieve developmental milestones and can reach apex level.

Complete story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-04-15/page-2


Paper of 70 students cancelled by Examination vigilance teams

Quetta: Chief Secretary higher education holds a meeting and strictly warned officials to stop copy culture from province. He said any official found involved in helping copy will be treated strictly according to law. Vigilance Teams during intermediate examinations copied 70 students and cancelled their papers.

Complete story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/backpage/


Teachers problems will be resolved

Quetta: Mr. Abdul Saboor provincial secretary education said all problems of teachers will be resolved on set rules with prior basis.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102792792&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150415


Thousands of children enrolled through Admission campaign

Quetta: Provincial Secretariat PSO released a statement in which efforts of provincial government to uplift education is praised, due to admission campaign thousands of children enrolled in schools and parents has aware from their basic duty to enlighten children from the ornament of education.

Complete story: Daily Jang, Quetta, Page No.2




Substandard material used in school boundary wall

District Bhakkur: The contractor has used substandard material in the construction of boundary wall of Govt. Boys Primary School Chak No. 219/TDA.  The residents of the area brought the matter to the notices of the Building Department, but they did not pay any attention. 

Complete Story:  Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.2


Teachers habitual to come late and leave early

District Rahim Yar Khan: The teachers of Govt. Girls Primary School Karim Bakhsh Chandio, Govt. Girls Primary School Madh Mantrhar, and Govt. Girls Primary School Chak No.48/NP are habitual to come to school late and leave early.  Many people have stopped sending their children to schools.

Complete Story:  Daily Ausaf Multan, Page No.3


Residents demand Masters classes for Girls College

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Liaquatpur Anjuman-e-Tajran has demanded launching of Masters classes for Govt. Girls Degree College Liaquatpur because B.A. has no value and graduate girls cannot get jobs.

Complete Story:  Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.3


Students concerned over negligence of principal and teachers

District Rahim Yar Khan: The students of Govt. Girls High School Kot Chattha are worried about their education which is being effected due to negligence of school Principal and teachers.  The male security guard, and bus driver are often roaming in the school and due to this female students are disturbed.   

Complete Story:  Daily Ausaf Multan, Page No.4


Higher Secondary School facing numerous problems

District Rahim Yar Khan:  Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School Ferozah,  which was established in 1926, is facing numerous problems – it has insufficient teachers, and cielings of rooms are falling down.   Residents of the area have demanded construction of a new building.   

Complete Story:  Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.9


Students being charged for making phone calls to parents

District Rahim Yar Khan:  The management of the Govt. Post Graduate Girls College Rahim Yar Khan is charging RS.10/- per call from the students who are coming for appearing in the B.A. and B.Sc. Examination for calling their parents to fetch them from the said college.   The parents protested and the management said 300 students have to make phone calls so they have to be chareged because College cannot afford free calls.

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.7


Delayed boundary wall construction causing disturbance for college girls

District Layyah: The delay in reconstruction of  boundary wall of Govt. Girls College Chowk Azam is causing disturbance and violation of Purdah for the college girls.  Loafers gather around college and indulge in eveteasing.  The students and staff are worried about the situation.    

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-04-15/page-11

Daily Ausaf Multan, Page No.3


EDO charged for ignoring Minorities’ quotta

District Veharri: Emmanuel Sawan, the minority leader of Veharri has complained that The EDO Veharri has violated the 5 per cent quotta allocated for minorities and the seats have been given to Muslims and the said EDO is also often absent from the office and does not meet the delegation of minorities.  

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-04-15/page-8


Students under open sky, teachers busy in gossping

District Lodhran: Contrary to the CM’s vision “Parrho Punjab, Barrho Punjab”, The students of Govt. Boys High School Lodharan, Mouza Salsaddar are compelled to sit under open sky because the school has only 8 rooms and the walls of the school are breaking down.  The teachers were busy in gupshup and ran to classes when they saw media persons coming to the school.     

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


School wall demolished with rain causing violation of purdah

District Bahawalpur: The boundary walls of several Govt. Girls Primary Schools, in Tehsil Khairpur Tamaywali were demolished with rains and could not still be reconstructed and are causing violation of purdah for female teachers and girls.  People complained that authorities were not paying any attention.    

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.4




A Private girl running Government School; Education Department sleeping

District Badin: About 8 years ago Government Girls Primary School was built at village Ghulam Rasool Lighari, but since then it remained non-functional due to carelessness of Education Department. But a Village Girl is running that school and giving education to more than 200 girls of the village. The villagers have demanded for appointment of government Teacher and save future of their girls.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-04-15/news/page8/1%20(33).htm


Without Education men are incomplete: Pir Ishfaque Sarhandi

District Tando Muhammad Khan:  Former Naazim Mr. Pir Ishfaque Sarhandi has said during his speech at Free Book Distribution at Government Primary School Sarhani Abad that without Education men are incomplete and dull; parents should play part in educating their children.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_15042015012053.jpg


Ninth Matric examinations failed to conduct under transparent atmosphere

Karachi/ Hyderabad/ Sukkur: The Examinations of Ninth and Matric class are running in different cities of Sindh under board of Karachi, Hydwerabad, Sukkur and Mirpur Khas. But they have been failed to provide transparent ways to stop cheating in the examinations. More than 220 students have been caught while cheating in the examinations.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-08.jpg


Protest against Land grabbers

District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of village Sajan Mahesar stood against land grabbers. They told that land lord of the village has occupied the building of Government Girls Primary School of the village and has turned it to cattle farm. They demanded for action against him and save future of the poor girls.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130259538&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150415


Academy ruined at Shah Abdul Latif University; students’ future on verge of devastation

District Khairpur Mirs: More than 9 thousand students are getting education in Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur Mirs, but their future is on the verge of devastation due to corruption of the University management. P.hd holder Professors are sitting in their air conditioned offices instead of teaching in the classes. Other private Teachers have been deputed in the place of senior Professors. The parents have demanded for action against them.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-08.jpg


Educated Pakistan rally in Mirpur Khas

District Mirpur Khas: Civil Society and Rotri Club of the district organized a rally on Educated Pakistan. On that occasion Mr. Anwar Mehtab and Mr. Javed Babar said that Educated Pakistan is need of the society. They were having play cards in their hands. The main purpose of the rally was to promote Education importance.

Complete Story: https://e.jang.com.pk/04-15-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_07.gif


Five Teachers for 250 Students in High School

District Badin: Government High School Haji Ali Muhammad Khoso is under shortage of Teachers due to carelessness of Education Department. Only five Teachers are appointed for 250 Students. Due to that attendance of the students is reducing. Whereas, on the other hand Education Officers have declared that after ninth and matric examinations, the number of Teachers would be increased.

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