New IT Labs
K-P’s Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Muhammad Atif Khan has said that in the current era education of information technology is vital for every field. But it is more important in the field of education. That is why 500 new IT labs will be started from the start of upcoming academic year.
Only 11 Primary Schools for blind children
Provincial government often blows its own trumpet by claiming that it has implemented education emergency in K-P. But even despite this education emergency, there are only 11 primary schools for blind children.
Govt. School students to become part of Billion Trees Campaign
Provincial govt. will give 15 million trees to the students of government schools as part of the ‘billion trees tsunami’. One lac trees project will be inaugurated in Raigi Lalma Town on 21st March.
Govt accused of arresting seminary students in raids
The Jamiat Talba-e- Islam (JTI) (Ideological Group) on Monday voiced concern over crackdown against religious seminaries and urged the government to stop the action. Speaking at a news conference here, JTI president Abdul Hameed Khan Sheerani said that government had launched crackdown against religious institutions.
Schools’ watchmen to move court against 24-Hour duty
The watchmen of the government schools here on Monday announced to move the Peshawar High Court against the 24 hours duty they are forced to perform.
Court rejects bail plea in varsity official killing case
A single bench of Peshawar High Court on Monday dismissed bail petition of a person accused of killing deputy registrar of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan with whom he was serving as driver.
More than 20 schools to be built in Tirah
The Khyber Agency administration has initiated a number of uplift schemes in the remote Tirah valley with special focus on development of agriculture in the area.
Mobiles found with matric students during exams
Controller Examinations, Ibad Ullah Gharsheen held snap visits of different examination centers. He confiscated mobiles from 6 candidates and cancelled their papers. Other senior inspectors also visited different centers. They were of the view that if students were not stopped from cheating then it would be an injustice with them.
Muhammad Khel’s Middle School to be Up0graded
Secretary Education announced to upgrade the Middle School of Muhammad Khel to the status of high school during his visit of Pin Japai, says a press release by Zamindar Action Committee.
2016 to be celebrated as academic Year
VC Balochistan University, Dr. Javed Iqbal held an orientation session with all the faculty and students to mark the start of new academic year. He vowed that 2016 would be observed as an ‘academic year’.
Balochistan lacking a provincial library
The provincial library of Balochistan had been shifted to Esphahani Road back in 2016 and it was committed that new building would be constructed for the library. But six years have passed and Balochistan is still lacking a provincial library.
Agreement between NBF and Read & Write
National Book Foundation and Read & Write have entered into an agreement to promote the book reading and literary culture amongst the masses. A campaign will also be launched in the twin cities with theme of ‘Books on Wheel’.
NAB begins investigations against education consultancy firm
NAB has begun investigation against an education consultancy firm upon complaints from Australian High Commission. The firm has allegedly plundered 760 million rupees from 106 students in the garb of visa processing fees.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-03-15/page-3
Unregistered College puts students’ future at stake
A private college located on the fringe of the federal capital has been offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in humanities, science, management, computer sciences and law without being affiliated with any university and meeting other legal requirements.
‘Higher literacy rate will help secure minorities and women their rights’
Laws and regulations are not enough to end the plight of minorities and women in the country and change can only be brought about by achieving a higher literacy rate, said Sardar Mohammad Yousuf, the Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony.
US Embassy Sponsors Pak Teachers
The US Embassy here sponsored five teachers’ travel to an education conference in Nepal, where they represented Pakistan and shared their teaching expertise with other teachers from all over the world. The educators gave presentations about teaching critical thinking skills and computer-assisted language learning at the 21st international conference of the Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA) in Kathmandu.
AIOU approves Postgraduate study plan to streamline student affairs
Executive Council of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has approved a postgraduate study plan that will help to streamline the admission, examination and mailing process with regard to MA, MSc, MPhil and Phd students.
US Embassy Sponsors Pakistani Teachers
U.S. Embassy Islamabad sponsored five teachers’ travel to an education conference in Nepal, where they represented Pakistan and shared their teaching expertise with other teachers from all over the world.
Use of IT in education to be increased, says KP Education Minister
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad Atif Khan believes that IT education has become the basic need of every sector in this modern era. Its importance in education sector is far more than other sectors; therefore, the KP government is striving hard to increase the use of IT manifold in the education sector.
Efforts underway to draw students towards science
All over the world, students consider science as the most prestigious and important profession, but in Pakistan the youth prefer to become doctors or engineers. Such a trend is not in the best interest of the nation because scientists contribute more to the development of a country.
Decision of giving Mission High School to Trust withheld
Punjab government has decided to withhold its decision of handing over Rawalpindi’s old school, Mission High School, Raja Bazar to the Trust. It has also ordered DCO Rawalpindi to vacate the shops that have been built of the land of school.
Privatization of Govt. schools challenged in High Court
Punjab Teachers Union has challenged the privatization of govt. schools in the High Court Bench in Rawalpindi. Court has accepted to hear the petition and has given notices to Secretary Punjab Schools, DCO and EDO to submit their replies by 15th March. Punjab Teachers Union will also hold a protest against establishment of education authority in front of the press club.
Merger of Primary and Middle Schools
Schools Education Department of Punjab has decided to merge the primary and middle schools which showed poor results in the annual exams of Grade 5 and Grade 8. Actions will be taken against the teachers who showed poor results.
PEF begins dispatching of books for new academic Year
Punjab Education Foundation has begun the process of dispatching free books for the new academic year 2016-17. In total 7.1 million books will be distributed amongst students free of cost.
Public Education: ‘Research, Innovation Vital for Socio-Economic Uplift’
Research and innovation are vital for the socio-economic development of a country, Dr Atta-ur- Rahman, the UN Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation chairman, said on Monday. He was addressing the third E-learning and Distance Education Conference at the Ali Institute of Education, Lahore. The event has been organised by the Virtual University of Pakistan. A large number of educationists from Pakistan and abroad are participating.
National skills show
The Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) and the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NVTTC) are jointly arranging a two-day "National Skills Show" to take place on March 29 and 30 at the Expo Centre in Johar Town.
Shuffling of invigilation staff
Mobile Inspectors and Special squads held snap visits of examination centre during Urdu paper yesterday. Invigilation staff was found in negligence of their duties. Their duties have been shuffled to other centres.
Chairman Gujranwala Board called by Court
Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah of Lahore High Court has called the Chairman Gujranwala Board to submit his reply for not giving admissions to students with age less than 12 years.
The Plight of a Village High School
Sewage, animal dung and garbage have converted the playground of the Government High School at Chak 78/5-R into a filthy pond and a heap of garbage.
‘Trivialising Research’ In Mathematics termed a dangerous trend
Eminent mathematician Prof Dr A.D Raza Chaudhry has taken a strong exception to the trend of “trivializing research” in mathematics and other scientific disciplines which is fast gaining ground in Pakistan.
Two exam officials removed for negligence
Two examination superintendents and a deputy superintendent were removed by the Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE) on Monday for inefficiency in conducting Secondary School (Matriculation) Annual Examination 2016 exam.
PU student absolved of charge of TTP links
A Punjab University (PU) student arrested by law enforcement agencies on Thursday for suspicion of links with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was released several hours later after he told them that he had no affiliation with the terrorist organisation.
School Education: Data of Out-Of-School Children Sought
The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) on Monday directed its partner schools to provide details of children between 6 and 16 years of age who have left schools or those who have been struck off their rolls for at least six months.
PEF directs partners to update students data
Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has directed its school partners to ensure that their secondary level students’ data is fully completed and updated in ‘student information system’ of the foundation. The purpose is to provide students’ complete record to the concerned boards well in time. This direction has been issued by the PEF Director (foundation assisted school) in wake of waiver of boards’ registration and exam fee for 9th and 10th class students of PEF partner schools.
Matric exams schedule to be issued on 16th
The admit cards, date-sheet and the list of examination centres for the upcoming annual examinations of classes IX and X will be issued on March 16, Chairman Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) Anwar Ahmed Zai announced on Monday.
Pak Turk schools delegation visits Governor’s House
Pakistan and Turkey have deep rooted relationship and affiliation with each other and it is getting further cemented by the passage of time as it is based on sincerity and mutual respect. This was stated by Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad while talking to a 25-member delegation of Pak Turk schools at Governor House on Monday.
Results of Intermediate Supplementary exams announced
Hyderabad’s Education Board has announced the results for supplementary exams of Intermediate. 357 of 395 candidates passed in the General Science group.
Lecture in University of Karachi
Mass Communication Department of University of Karachi will hold an extensive lecture on US Media and US Politics and Elections today at 11 a.m.
Our Education System By ‘Maha Rais’
Education is considered as the cheapest defence of a nation. But the down trodden condition of education in Pakistan bears an ample testimony of the fact that it is unable to defend its own sector. Though, 62 years have been passed and 23 policies and action plans have been introduced, yet the educational sector is waiting for an arrival of a saviour.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/03/15/our-education-system/
Letters to the Editor
Booti mafia and examinations
Booti mafia is rampant in all over Pakistan. But Sindh is the worst victim of this menace. Board Exams in Karachi are going to start from 28thMarch and there are many chances that the exams process will be sabotaged by the mafia.
Education system of Pakistan
Pakistan’s education system has three types of academic institutions i.e. private, public and religious seminaries. Public institutes lack modernised education about Information Technology.
Student future becoming dark
Peshawar: Due to unavailability of girl’s school in the area, the young female students of Adizai Kohat Road future are becoming dark. Their parents are demanding for government to establish a girl’s school in the area.
Watchman challenges the 24 hour duty in the High Court
Bannu: The Education Department watchman challenges the 24 hours duty time in the High Court. The High Court ordered the officials to attend the court for hearing.
Swat Matric Exams will start today
Swat: Under the educational board, Swat the Matric Examinations are going to start today. There are 64,200 students in classes 9 and 10 are taking this examination.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.5
Primary school children forced to attend under fear
Haripur: After the directives of government for the tight security in the government schools, much action has been taken by the relevant department; however the children of Haripur are forced to receive education under fear.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.3
Position holding students still deprived of their scholarships
Kohat: Many students were awarded scholarships in their Intermediate Examination from the Kohat Board, but they still have not received their scholarship amount, displaying the irresponsibility of the Provincial Government. Parents demand the Government to give their children their rightful grant.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.3
Use of IT in education to be increased says Atif Khan
Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Muhammad Atif Khan has said while talking to participants of the PTCL team in a meeting in Peshawar on Monday that IT based education is a requirement of every sector in this modern era however, its value in the education sector is far more than others. The KP government is thus striving hard to increase the use of IT in the education sector.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.2
Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.1
Action will be taken against those who hinder educational development says Abdul Raheem Ziaratwal
District Nasirabad: The Advisor to Education, Mr. Abdul Raheem Ziaratwal said the Government is taking steps for educational betterment. He said the closing of International NGO UNICEF office is a matter of investigation and the culprits will be put behind bars and added that parents should cooperate for betterment of the education department.
28 educational institutions are closed in Tehsil Tamboo
District Nasirabad: About 28 Educational institutions are closed in Tehsil Tamboo as the locals are keeping livestock in schools.
No scarcity of talent in Balochistan and ‘Copy Culture’ will be eradicated says Information Secretary
District Lasbela: The Secretary Information, Mr. Abdullah Jan said while visiting different examination centers that there is no scarcity of talent in Baluchistan, that ‘copy culture’ should be eradicated, directed parent to help in improving educational development and that all resources will be utilized for standardization of education system in Balochistan.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-15-2016/Quetta/page2.asp
Text books should be provided to Qilla Saifullah schools says Abdul Qahir
District Qilla Saifullah: The GTA leader, Mr. Abdul Qahir, Abdul Qayoom, Allah Dad, Ihsanullah and others said in joint statement that text books have been distributed in other districts of Balochistan whereas the district of Qilla Saifullah is still deprived of text books and its students are suffering. They demanded from the Government to facilitate students with text books as soon as possible.
Rally for admission campaign
District Ziarat: The education department arranged admission campaign rally under leadership of Deputy Commissioner Ziarat, Mr. Abdul Khaliq who said no nation can progress without excelling in education. He said teachers, parents and elders should play their role to enroll their children in schools for acquiring education.
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 3
Government determined to send brick kiln children to schools
District Rahim Yar Khan: The EDO, Rana Mohammed Azhar addressed a meeting of Education Department Officials telling them to prepare lists of brick kiln children’s’ names by 20th March so that they could be admitted to schools in the next educational term. He said that the Government was determined to send children of brick kiln workers who work 4000 brick kilns in the District Rahim Yar Khan. The children will be provided books, bags, uniforms and scholarships.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan. Page No. 9
Nursery through Matriculation syllabus changed in Punjab
District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of the Punjab has changed syllabus of various subjects of nursery to class 10 and this will commence from April 2016. Some of these subjects include mathematics, social studies, general knowledge, science, English and islamiat.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan. Page No. 8
EDO submitted bogus results of Class 5 and 8
District Layyah: The EDO, Layyah Tahir Chishti dispatched lists of bogus results of the class 5 and 8 examinations held under the Punjab Examination Commission causing the district of Layyah to have best results in the whole of Punjab. The Education Department has asked for the original answer sheets from the EDO causing panic amongst headmasters.
Complete Story: Daily Pakistan, Multan. Page No. 8
7 year old boy, 9 year old girl and 4 women gang-raped
District Muzaffargarh: A young boy on his way home from school, a young girl and four women were separately raped and gang-raped by different criminals. The police has thus far found the molester of the young boy and arrested him.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan. Page No. 8
Primary school without boundary wall and security guard
District Dera Ghazi Khan: The Government Primary School, Tagyani is without a boundary wall and a security guard. The school has more than 100 students and staff members constantly fearing for their lives. The residents have appealed the DCO and Commissioner to pay attention to the security problems of the said school.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan. Page No. 10
Students visited military training camp
District Bahawalpur: 72 students and faculty members of Islamia University, Bahawalpur and Federal Government College, Bahawalpur visited a military training camp at Khairpur Tamaywali and had a busy day. They were briefed about artillery, tanks and the procedure of military training. The visit was organized under the instructions of General Rahil Sharif so that youth could be made aware about military operations.
Complete Story: Daily Pakistan, Multan. Page No. 8
Students forced to sit on ground and study
District Khairpur Mirs: The students of Government High School, Kot Mir Muhammad are compelled to sit on ground and study due to shortage of furniture. The education department turns a blind eye to the complaints of the teachers.
Protest against shortage of basic facilities in school
District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of Wada Mahesar held a protest against the shortage of basic facilities in Government High School, Ahmed Pur. The building is in deteriorating condition due to carelessness of the higher authorities.
Civil Society protests against ghost teachers
District Mirpurkhas: The Civil Society from Dengaan City held protest against ‘ghost teachers’. They declared that due to corruption in the Education Department these ‘ghost teachers’ are taking advantage of salaries while more than 20 girl’s schools are struggling to function in the same area.
Teachers disappearing for weeks
District Naushehro Feroz: The teachers of Government Primary School, Ghulam Muhammad Qazi have disappeared for weeks, leaving students to face difficulties in examinations. The Education Department did not take any notice.
Students protest for security in College
District Khaipur Mirs: The students of Government Poly Technique College held protest rally against insecurity in the college and contractor.
Girls school under control of a land lord
District Umarkot: The building of Government Primary School, village Bagal is under the control of a local land lord. It is being used as a sitting place, a storage house and a pen for animals.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-03-15/news/page3/1%20(1).htm
Mistakes in 4th and 5th class examination papers
District Mirpurkhas: The students had to face problems while solving the examination papers of fourth and fifth class, due to countless mistakes.
Assistant Commissioner vacates occupied school building
District Ghotki: The Assistant Commissioner, Daharki visited the Government Girls School, village Shafi Muhammad Joyo and vacated the building which was under the control of local land mafia.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Page No. 2
More than 50 schools without compound walls
District Sanghar: More than fifty high and higher secondary schools in Sanghar are without compound walls posing a security problem for the students.
Student education affected due to transferring teachers
District Mirpurkhas: Students’ education is affected due to the constant transferring of teachers in Government Middle School, Union Council Madalso. Teachers were transferred after their biometric verification which has caused difficulties for students.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-03-15/news/page3/1%20(3).htm
Mistakes in question papers
District Naushehro feroz: The Education Department, District Naushehro Feroz did not note mistakes before issuing question papers of the annual examinations of classes 6th, 7th and 8th.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Page No. 2
Clash occurs between two groups of GSTA
District Qamber Shahdadkot: A clash occurred between two Groups of GSTA at Government Provincial High School in Shahdadkot in which the Head Master of one group threw four teachers around while the other group locked his office shut.
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Daily Kawish, Page No. 2
Senior teachers boycott class
District Naushehro Feroz: The teachers of Government Higher Secondary School, Shahpur Chakar boycotted the class due to appointment of retired teacher as Principal with political involvement.
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Primary school dysfunctional due to carelessness of higher authorities
District Mirpurlkhas: About 40 children could not appear in annual examination due to closure of Primary School 204 Dighri as it was not issued a SEMIS code.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Page No. 2
Girls College attendance getting lower
District Qamber Shahdadkot: The student attendance at Government Girls Degree College, Qamber is getting lower everyday due to absence of teachers. The number of students has dropped to 25 out of 525.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Page No. 14