15 December 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


UET’s Jalozai Campus worth RS6.65b inaugurated 

Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan and Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Monday inaugurated the Jalozai Campus of University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Peshawar.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1010054/expansion-uets-jalozai-campus-worth-rs6-65b-inaugurated/

Bold children want to take revenge by spreading education to terrorists

One year back a heart wrenching incident wreaked havoc upon all the country. Little children faced the wrath of terrorists. Those innocent children deserve appreciation because they seek their vengeance by spreading education to the terrorists.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103231690&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151215


Psychology Conference in Benazir University

First International Conference of Psychology was held in Islamabad with joint efforts of Psychology Department of Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Peshawar and South Methodist University Texas. VC of BBSU was the chief organizer of conference. She said that she was addressing the issues of female students on priority basis.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103231567&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151215


Education Department recruits teachers despite the absence of students

Admissions in Govt. Girls Model High School Digbari Garden will start in Session 2016. Currently there is no student enrolled in the school. However education department has recruited 15 teachers who are taking pay without working.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103231545&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151215


Talent Expo in CECOS University

CECOS University arranged a talent expo to build the capacities of students in extra-curricular activities and motivate them to utilize their creative skills. More than 1500 students participated in various activities of the expo.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103231561&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151215


Urdu Debate Competition in Islamia Collegiate School

Islamia Collegiate School organized an Urdu debate competition yesterday. Haider Ali and Shabbir Ali of Muncipal Inter College Wazir Bagh stood first for the consecutive second time and were awarded the Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum Shield.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103231554&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151215




Denial of admission in Engineering University

A candidate for admission in University of Engineering and Technology Khuzdar has said that he had topped the entry test held on 10 October. Despite the mention in advertisement about one seat for diploma holder from every division he is being denied the admission in engineering program.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103230420&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151215


Board neglects the students who discontinued education

Leaders of Islami Jamiat e Talaba have said that Balochistan Board has completely neglected those students who had discontinued their education because of financial or other issues. Board has doubled their fees and has also imposed the condition that they can’t send private admissions.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103230544&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151215


Government is putting special focus on education

Finance Advisor, Mir Khalid Khan Langoo has said that the incumbent government is laying special focus upon education. Improved education sector will lead to a developed Balochistan and increase the employment opportunities in the province.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103230842&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151215




Senate takes note of FATA’s protesting teachers

A sit in stage by teachers from FATA, that lasted several days, finnaly caught the senate attention  on Monday. Many teachers from FATA have been protesting outside the National press club for many days to pressure the government to accept their longstanding demands of upgrading their post and changes in the service structure.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=15_12_2015_152_011




Protesting teachers

Over 2,000 teachers, including 80 percent females, hired on daily wage basis in various schools and colleges have been protesting since November 16 to get their stalled salaries and for job regularization. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-15/page-3/detail-12


PM approves remaining schools after APS martyrs

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif yesterday approved renaming of 122 colleges and schools of the federal capital after the names of martyrs of Peshawar Army Public School (APS).  The Prime Minister said that the initiative was aimed at making the memory of these children to last long and outlives the tragic incident that ended their lives by forces of hate and ignorance.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-15/page-3/detail-14









Federal government considering privatization of government schools

Federal government is considering privatizing the government schools like European Countries. FG will try to promote the culture of non-violence not only in schools but also at homes.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103230829&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151215


FBISE organizes Education Week

Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education has organized an education week for extra-curricular activities and science expo. Different competitions were held between all the directorates.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103231456&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151215


Protest by FATA teachers

FATA teachers staged a protest in front of National Press Club against the government’s failure to up-grade the tribal area teachers

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103231457&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151215


No registration of New Medical College

Spokesperson of PMDC has said that no new medical college has been registered. Right now 128 medical and dental colleges are registered all over the country. They were working before the committee formed by Ministry of Health.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103231473&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151215


International Conference in COMSATS

A three day long International Conference has commenced in CIIT Islamabad. The conference will continue for 3 days till 16 December. Topic of the conference is ‘Widening the Frontiers of Information Technology’.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103231472&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151215



Higher education plays vital role in national development

MNA Mariam Aurangzeb has said that government is making efforts for growth of higher education institutes and universities. Higher education plays a very vital role in national development. She was addressing the inaugural ceremony of transforming Department of Business Administration to Air University School of Management Sciences.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-15&edition=ISL&id=2045904_68395260


Roots IVY wins awards

Twenty-four students from Roots Ivy School, College and Roots DHA-1 Campus participated in the second Empire Model United Nations Conference, the high school conference of New York University Model United Nations, from 10th to 13th December 2015 in New York and won the Outstanding Delegation Award for Roots Ivy, Best Delegate Award for head delegate Haysam Azhar and Verbal Mention Award for team member Ahmed Fareed.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-12-15/page-14/detail-2



Shifted to private hostels: Students protest PIDE move, fee hike 

Female students of the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) living in a private hostel on Monday held a protest against what they claim insecurity, unhygienic condition, increase in hostel charges and mismanagement by officials of their new accommodation.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1010099/shifted-to-private-hostel-students-protest-pide-move-fee-hike/


Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals in education

Workshop on National Consultation on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG-4) “the Education 2030 Agenda” will be held here on Tuesday. Over 100 participants including ministers, officials from the federal, provincial and area governments, representatives of the United Nations (UNESCO, UNICEF, UN Women, UNHCR, WFP, UNDP), World Bank, NCHD, Aga Khan University, STEP, USAID, Oxfam GB, CSOs and Media will attend the moot, said a press release issued here on Monday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=282480




Police orders security audits of all govt. and private educational institutions

Rawalpindi Police has ordered security audits of all govt and private schools and according to the SOP; instructions have been issued to the educational institutions to raise the height of the boundary walls of educational institutions also to install barbed wires.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/12/14/national/police-orders-security-audits-of-all-govt-and-private-educational-institutions/


Policy Dialogue: Education should be used to fight extremism: Mashhood

Education should be used to counter extremism, Education Minister Rana Mashhood said on Monday. He was addressing a policy seminar at Government College University (GCU) Lahore.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1010112/policy-dialogue-education-should-be-used-to-fight-extremism-says-mashhood/


Forty schools in Chiniot district running off grid

‘Let’s spread the light of education’ slogan may be etched on every other banner announcing the government’s education reforms, yet 40 public schools in the rural areas of Chiniot district are without electric lights and basic amenities the government claims to have provided to all schools.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1010014/no-electricity-forty-schools-in-chiniot-district-running-off-grid/


Thalesemia test of Public University students

All the students of Punjab’s public universities will be subjected to Thalesimia test. Higher education department and Sundus Foundatio have signed an MoU in this regard. According to the contract, meeting of all the Vice Chancellors has been called upon 22nd December.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-15&edition=LHR&id=2046598_65407081



Only pathway to stabilize Pakistan is education, says Rana Mashood

Punjab’s Minister for Education Rana Mashood has said that the sacrifice of APS martyrs harmonized allthe nation against terrorism. The message from their sacrifice is that the only pathway to stabilization of Pakistan is education.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-15&edition=LHR&id=2046604_79255753


Teacher Training Program to be Managed by Private Sector

Punjab government has given the approval for handing over teacher training program to private sector. Post training exams will also be held by a third party. The teachers who fail, will be barred from promotion.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-15/page-3/detail-23




Winter vacation: Sindh schools to remain closed from Dec 22 to Jan 1

Sindh Education Secretary Fazalullah Pechuho on Monday announced that winter vacations for all public and private schools in the province will start from December 22 and end on the first of January.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/12/15/city/karachi/winter-vacations-sindh-schools-to-remain-closed-from-dec-22-to-jan-1/


Sir Syed Engineering University to be made General University

Newly appointed VC of Sir Syed Engineering University has decided to make Sir Syed Engineering Unversity a general category university like Aligarh University. He has said that 200 acres land is available on super highway. New campus of Sir Syed Engineering University will be built over there.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-15-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_01.gif


Memorial Lecture in Federal Urdu University

Federal Urdu University and Anjuman e Taraqi Urdu collaboratively is organizing a Baba e Urdu Memorial Lecture in Gulsha e Iqbal Campus on Tuesday. Prof. Dr Safeer Ifrahim will be the keynote speaker of the lecture.

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Convocation of Sindh University

Academic convocation of Sindh University Jamshoro will be held on 19th December. Preparations for the convocation have entered their final phase.

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Ceremony held in Jacobabad in memory of APS martyrs

A function was held in Paras Public Secondary School in Dastageer Colony Jacobabad. Mehmood Ali Pathan was chief guest on the occasion. School children presented a tableau on the theme of terrorism and paid homage to the APS martyrs by singing the song ‘I belong to a nation whose children he fears’.

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SSUET students win USAID Fulbright Scholarship

Syed Mustafa Jamal, a student of SSUET won the Fulbright scholarship. SSUET Chancellor, Jawaid Anwar appreciated the student for this great achievement and wished him success in every endeavor.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-12-15/page-14


Annual exams of SALU to start from 21 Dec.

The annual examination 2015 at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur and its affiliated institution will start from December 21. This was decided during a meeting held here on Monday. The meeting was presented over by SALU Vice Chancellor Dr Parveen Shah.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-12-15/page-14


Education must be accorded top priority: Naval Chief

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah NI (M) has called for urgent measures to accord top priority to education in the country. Addressing a ceremony arranged to commemorate 54th Parents Day of the Cadet College Petaro he appreciating the achievements made in the spheres of academics, discipline and infrastructure at the college, he said this ought to be replicated in other institutions too.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-15/page-15/detail-7


Villagers take a stand for education 

Residents of the Khuda Bux Gadani village near Mirpur Mathelo in District Ghotki refused to allow medical teams to administer polio drops to their children as a token of protest against the unavailability of primary teachers in the village school for the last two years.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1009978/bargaining-chips-villagers-take-a-stand-for-education/


International recognition: AKU’s Dr Bhutta receives award in Health, Life Science

Researcher Dr Zulfiqar Bhutta has been presented a prestigious Turkish award, the 2015 International TÜBA Academy Prize, in health and life sciences, said a press statement issued by the Aga Khan University on Monday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1009986/international-recognition-akus-dr-bhutta-receives-award-in-health-life-sciences/



14th convocation of Iqra University

The 14th convocation ceremony of Iqra University was held at the Defence View Campus in Karachi on Monday. The successful students were awarded Bachelor, Master, M. Phil and Ph. D. Degrees in different fields.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=282465


IGP beefs up security plan for educational institutions

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali on Monday directed police officers to upgrade contingency security plan for all private and government schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions at district level.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/12/15/city/karachi/igp-beefs-up-security-plan-for-educational-institutions/




Universities in name only by Daniyal yousaf

Universities are meant to be places removed from the minutiae of daily life where the ‘norms’ and ‘values’ of wider society are interrogated and challenged in hopes of bettering the deficiencies of the present Due to a depressingly familiar turn of events one of Pakistan’s most famous universities, the Punjab University (PU), found itself becoming the subject of newspaper headlines late last week.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-15/page-7/detail-3


The liability of higher education by Muhammad Hamid Zaman

While the evidence to support the value of higher education for personal and human development is overwhelming, there are plenty of deeply troubling signs, where higher education in Pakistan continues to be viewed with suspicion and can even become a liability.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1009954/the-liability-of-higher-education/


Return of wisdom By Javed Chaudry

Societies are just like unbridled horses. If they don’t have the reigns of wisdom, then they not only destroy themselves but also destroy others. Music, literature and painting are the basic ingredients of a society’s wisdom.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103230447&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151215


Education eeforms By Dr. Mujahid Mansoori

At last Prime Minister took notice of the deteriorating condition of education and has promulgated the PM Education Reforms Package. Our status of governance on constitutional responsibilities in education sector is very abysmal. The reforms package has been evoked by Mariam Nawaz Sharif.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-15-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=06_07.gif


A friend more evil than a foe By Dr. Arifa Subah Khan

The amount of money spent on the advertisements of PM’s education reforms could have been spent on biscuits, milk, books and renovation of dilapidated school buildings.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-15/page-15/detail-5


Letters to the Editor


Malodorous sewer passing through girls’ school

It is very shameful that sanitation system in our country has been destroyed altogether. A foul smelling sewer passes through Govt. Girls High School Malkey Kalan Sialkot.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-15&edition=ISL&id=2045722_44588353


Standard of education in public institutions

It is imperative to improve the standard of education in government schools, colleges and universities. Students getting education in these institutions must be facilitated in the best way possible. There used to be a time when students felt privileged if they got admission in public institutes. But now they feel embarrassed if they are made to study in them.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-15&edition=ISL&id=2045725_90737101

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Appointment of teachers without students in school

Peshawar:  The provincial government established the Government Girls Model School in Dabgari Garden and appointed a score of teachers despite no students enrolled at the school. On the other hand, hundreds of schools of District Peshawar are facing shortage of teachers.
Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103231545&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151215


Students and parents upset on closure of school

Mohmand Agency: All the teachers of FATA are on a strike in favor of their demands for up-gradation demand resulting in the closure of schools for the 14th consecutive day. Affected students and parents are very upset because of the derailment of the education process.

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


Demand to overcome teachers’ shortage

Peshawar: Mr.  Rahim Dilnawaz demanded the provincial government to resolve the issues of shortage of teachers and lack of a laboratory for experiments in Government High School Marozai, Bahadar Killi, Kohat Road Peshawar. He also demanded a reimbursement of the rent extracted through the school and demanded its immediate restoration.

Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 8


New principal takes charge

Tull: Various social and religious leaders welcomed the appointment of Zakir Hussain as the Principal in Government High School Tull.

Complete Story:  Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Money collection for rent

Nowshera: It has become a norm in government schools and college to collect money from the students on account of school building rent.

Complete Story:  Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 3




High schools will be upgraded to overcome shortage of colleges

District Quetta: The Secretary Education Balochistan, Mr. Abdul Sabor Kakkar, along with Mr. Nawab Ayaz Jogazae and Mr. Sardar Raza Muhammad Barrech Nasaerullah said that the shortage of colleges in the province will be overcome through the up-gradation of high schools; further ensuring to provide educational institutions with basic facilities.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_8.html


Demand for repair of primary school

Usta Muhammad: Mr. Zohaib Khan Umrani said that a majority of schools in the flood affected regions as well as the rural areas of Usta Muhammad, are in a bad condition. He urged teachers to direct all focus towards the education of children.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-15-2015/Quetta/page8.asp


New challenges can only be faced through education: Nawab Muhammad Khan Shahwani.

District Quetta: S&GAD Minister, Mr. Nawab Muhammad Khan Shahwani said that the challenges of the modern times can be met only through education and that students should direct their prime focus towards their studies. He also praised Balochistan Women University as the best institute for women in the province. 

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-15-2015/Quetta/page3.asp


NTS candidates continue protest

District Kharan: NTS pass candidates protest against hiring of external candidates by the education department. Members of District Kharan PTA, Tulba Action Committee and Tulba Rights joined the protest at Press Club Kharan.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103230752&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151215


No nation can progress without education

District Khuzdar: The Vice President, Pakistan Muslim League N Balochistan, Mir Abdul Rehman Zehari said that no nation can progress without education. With the establishment of Girls Degree College, the hurdles in female education will be resolved.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page2/




49 schools of District Multan to be privatized

District Multan: The Punjab Government has decided to privatize 49 Schools of Multan District due to the poor performance of the schools.  These schools include 13 schools of Multan City, 24 schools of Multan Saddar, and 13 schools of Sujahabad.  The applications can be submitted latest by the 31st of December, 2015. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 08


School children pay tribute to martyrs of APS

District Rahim Yar Khan: The school children of a local school of Rahim Yar Khan paid tribute to the martyrs of Army Public School Peshawar. The students also lit candles in the memory of the APS martyrs.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 02


Martyrs’ week celebrations in Rahim Yar Khan

District Rahim Yar Khan: Peshawar Martyrs’ Week Celebrations were held at Government Khawaja Farid Post Graduate College Rahim Yar Khan. Speech, Painting and Mystic Poetry recitation competitions were held among the students of different colleges. Principal College, Mr. Mohammed Ajmal Bhatti chaired the function while Professor Waheeda Anjum was the chief guest on the occassion.    

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 02


Alarm systems placed in schools to improve security

District Rajanpur: Ejaz Ahmed Randhawa, DSP Rajanpur briefed media about the current security arrangements in schools.  He said that alarm systems had been installed in schools to improve the security of schools.  He also said that the patrolling of the police had been increased and police check posts had been set up in the riverside areas.   

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 02


Martyrs Week Celebrations held at Postgraduate College

District Bahawalpur: Martyrs Week Celebrations were held at the Government Post Graduate College Baghdad Road, Bahawalpur.  The competitions of painting, speeches and mystic poetry were held and the position holders were given prizes.  

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 02


Misappropriation of funds in construction of college boundary wall

District Bahawalpur: Tariq Chaudhry, the Principal Government Degree College Tamaywali told the press that the contractor entrusted with the construction of the college’s boundary wall had embezzled an amount worth 2.1 million rupees and that neither the boundary wall had been completed nor the barbed wire had been placed on the boundary wall. 
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 07




Shortage of basic facilities in school

District Badin: The residents of village Kato Shahani, protested against the shortage of basic facilities in their village primary school, describing the deteriorating condition of the school where students had to sit on the ground to study.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130340943&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151215


Protest against non-availability of girls’ school

Hyderabad: The residents of Kadhohar Mori held protest against the non-availability of girls’ school in the village.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130340948&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151215


Two girls teach voluntarily

District Tando Muhammad Khan: Two sisters, Ms. Nosheen and Ms. Mehtab Soomro, resident of Bulri Shah Karim, have been teaching in the village school voluntarily without taking any salary for the last 15 years and counting.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130341184&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151215


Winter vacation

Karachi: The Education Department of Sindh has declared that the winter vacation would commence from 22nd December and will continue till 1st January. The schedule has been decided for both government as well as private schools.

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Professors continue protest

District Larkana: The Professors and Lecturers of Government Degree College Larkana continued protest against the Principal of the college alleging him to be responsible for the deteriorating state of the college’s education.

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Post of Director Schools Primary vacant

Karachi: The post of director Schools Primary has been vacant for weeks.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103230763&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151215


Secretary Education visits Girls High School

District Matiari: The Secretary Education, Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho found three female teachers absent during his surprise visit to Government Girls High School Hala.

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