Solar Panels installed in 405 schools across KP
Solar panels have been installed in 405 government schools across the province and this initiative will be introduced to other institutes in future. Minister for Education Muhammad Atif Khan shared these views while speaking to The Express Tribune.
Appointment of teachers, Charsadda
Education department ordered the immediate appointment of successful candidates on the post of teachers in Charsadda based on merit.
Workshop in Agriculture University Peshawar
A workshop on quality insurance was organized at the Agriculture University of Peshawar by the quality insurance directorate of the university. The resource person was the Deputy Director of the Khyber Medical University.
Weekly meeting in library of Urdu science board
The weekly meeting of the Halqa Arbab Zoq was held at the library of the Urdu Science Board Khyber Market. Famous Pushto poet Ibrahim Roman presented his work for discussion.
Power of reading: MPAs spin stories to bring children closer to books
At least 49% of class five students cannot read a sentence in English, 50% cannot solve a two-digit arithmetic division and 55% are unable to read Urdu books designed for grade two. This was shared by Mustafa Shahbaz, a facilitator for School Reading Programme 2016, at a workshop organised at a hotel in the city on Thursday.
Enrolment drive launched in Dir
The Education Department in Lower Dir launched enrolment campaign for out-of-school children in the district on Thursday. The inaugural ceremony was held at Government Centennial Model High School, Timergara.
Importance of storytelling in education stressed
Ministers, politicians, local government officials and education managers from across the province participated in a storytelling workshop held here on Thursday under the School Reading Programme 2016 – a project of Children’s Literature Festival and Alif Ailaan.
Walk held to kick off enrolment drive in Swat
The campaign for 100 per cent enrolment in schools was launched with an awareness walk here on Thursday. The campaign was jointly organised by the district education department, Alif Ailan and Rural Support Programme Network. A large number of students, teachers, and parents, officials of education department, district administration, local organisations and civil society members attended the walk that concluded at Wadudia High School in Saidu Sharif.
College’s data computerization started
The provincial department for Colleges, Higher and Technical Education press release stated that the computerization of the data of all the government as well as private colleges has started under the Education Management Information System (EMIS).
No interference bearable in the Education Department
The Government Teachers Association has said that any kind of interruption in the education department would not be allowed and would be resisted strongly.
Harassment of female teachers condemned
The Government Teachers Association Khuzdar chapter has strongly condemned the harassment of the female teachers by the local councilors. The senior members of the association expressed deep concerns over the issue.
Veteran Principal Razia Ghafoor honored in a Farewell Ceremony
The veteran principal of the Government Girls High School Railway Colony, Razia Ghafoor was honored in a ceremony held by the Gehwara Fun. It was attended by all the head mistresses of the government girl’s schools.
Turkish Council and HEC sign MoU
The Turkish council and the Higher Education Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding different research fields and exchange programs of faculty members and students.
Multimedia support for the Open University
The Commonwealth Educational Center has decided to provide multimedia support to the Allama Iqbal Open University for 12 new courses in vocational and agricultural studies.
Roots IVY University College holds 13th Graduation Ceremony
Roots IVY University College celebrated its 13th graduation ceremony here on Wednesday. The ceremony started with the National Anthem followed by recitation from the Holy Quran. The subsequent ceremonial and breathtaking graduation walk was witnessed by a jam packed hall with parents and Riffat Mushtaq the Founder Director & Khadija Mushtaq, CEO of Roots IVY education group.
CEMCA to give multimedia support to AIOU for 12 Courses
The Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) has decided in principle to provide multimedia support to the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) for introduction of twelve skill-based courses in the fields of multimedia, vocational training and agriculture.
Integration of ICT in teaching, learning reviewed
Minister of State for Education Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman chaired the advisory committee meeting here on Thursday to review the process of integration of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in teaching and learning processes in schools, reviving Education Management Information System for a proactive role in policy, research, planning and management and outline of sustainable development goals plan.
FJWU holds Fair
Office of Research Innovation & Commercialisation (ORIC) at Fatima Jinnah Women University organised entrepreneurship fair here on Thursday at the university premises. The Founding President of Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce, Samina Fazil was the chief guest of the ceremony.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/112748-FJWU-holds-fair
Islamabad’s model colleges for boys and girls have been denying student’s admission due to overburdening. The schools offer classes from the first grade up to the intermediate and graduation level.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1252168/education-watch
Pakistan working on ambitious plan for building knowledge economy: Ahsan
Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Prof Ahsan Iqbal Thursday said, “Pakistan is embarked upon an ambitious plan to lay strong foundations for building knowledge economy in the country. “We have to become beneficiary of 21st century in terms of reaping the dividends of knowledge economy through proactive action rather to fall victim to new challenges, he said.
Rajwana for opening more avenues of Quality Education
Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana has stressed the need of opening more avenues of quality education in the country and abroad for all talented students so that more excellence in education sector could be achieved.
Rise and Shine: Need for inclusive Education stressed
Speakers at an awards ceremony organised on Thursday emphasised the importance of inclusive education saying it had been adopted by the developed world due to its positive impact on the society, the economy and its ability to spur growth. They made the remarks while speaking at the event—organised in connection with the Training of Trainers for Special Needs and Inclusive Education—at the Rising Sun Education and Welfare Society.
Reply sought in Education Case
Justice Shahid Waheed of the Lahore High Court on Thursday issued notices to the Punjab government and principal of Aitcheson College, Lahore for not providing free education in the college and sought their replies within a week.
‘Self-Aware learners better prepared for Life’
Building students’ capacity to understand how they think and become ‘self-aware learners’ brings about marked and sustained improvement in their educational achievement, say academicians at the Pakistan Schools Conference organised by the Cambridge International Examinations here on Thursday.
Belarus Varsities delegation visits PU
On the invitation of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, high powered delegation from eight universities of Belarus on Thursday visited Punjab University and met PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran at Al Raazi Hall. The foreign delegation was led by Vodem Bogush, deputy at Ministry of Education, Belarus while the delegation was consisted of rectors and vice rectors of eight universities.
Distribution of free textbooks to schools underway
Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has started distributing free textbooks to its school partners in the provincial metropolis from April 14. During this three-day drive, around three lakh textbooks will be given to 358 school heads. For this purpose, a distribution point has been set up at food go downs in Gulberg.
7-Year-old student tops Australian Varsity exam
Seven-year-old student hailing from Kot Momin area has topped mathematics examination in Australian university’s International Assessment for Schools. Muhammad Abou Hafs of Bhabra Government Higher Secondary School has won a gold medal out of hundreds of students from 16 different countries.
Prize distribution Ceremony at DHA School
A prize distribution ceremony was held at the DHA senior school where the chief guest Brig (R) Raheel Ashraf distributed prizes among 75 prominent students.
19 buses served with challan on complaint of educational institutes
19 busses were served with challan on complaint by different educational institutes on account of pressure horns, over speeding, stopping at wrong stops etc.
UCP and Chinese Universities accord
The University of Central Punjab and the Chinese university have accorded to exchange the faculty members and students in different exchange programs at a business seminar.
Dengue surveillance ordered in schools
Member of the Punjab Assembly, Majid Zahoor has asked the administration to start dengue surveillance in the schools. He has asked for the indoor and outdoor dengue surveillance to be up-graded.
37,000 new schools needed
In order to achieve the target of 100 percent enrollment in the schools, there is a need to build 37000 new schools to cater the new enrolled students. 95% children should be enrolled until October 2016 while 100% to be enrolled till 2018.
PEF partner schools to get free books tomorrow
The 358 partner schools of the Punjab Education Foundation would continue to get 0.3 million free books till tomorrow. Meanwhile books distributions completed in Bahawalnagar and continued in Mandi Yazman.
Prize Distribution Ceremony of Customs Public School
The prize distribution ceremony was held by the Customs Public School in Al-Hamra Arts Council where prizes and scholarships were awarded to the prominent students.
Rationalization of Government teachers to start next month
The rationalization of the teachers at the government institutes would start from the next month in which schools with less than 100 students would be terminated.
Project Director apologizes to UET Teachers
The project director of the University of Engineering and Technology apologized to the faculty members in a meeting of the heads of all the departments summoned by the VC of the university.
Unhygienic water issue, Punjab University
Students of Punjab University demanded facility of pure water in the campus according to report water coolers fixed in hostels and departments are either outdated or water filters are not cleaned due to which there is fear of different viral disease among the students.
Vice Chancellor of Russia Universities visited PU
Vice Chancellor of Bella Russia eight Universities visited PU and discussed on the exchange program for teachers and students. Vice Chancellor Punjab University briefed the ongoing projects of Natural Sciences, Life Sciences and other sciences.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan4/15-Apr-2016/365034
Central Punjab and Qingdao, Hang Young University signed MOU
Central Punjab and Qingdao, Hang Young University signed MOU. The contract was bring into focus in a business seminar. According to this MOU, teachers and students of Central Punjab interchanged with that of Hang Young University of China.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan4/15-Apr-2016/365023
Training of students is also necessary along with Educations
Along with education there is utmost NED of children training. Education cannot be improved with creating education emergency. For the alleviation of extremism and poverty it is necessary to bring educational reforms.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan4/15-Apr-2016/365032
TEVTA, PAF ink accord
Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) has signed memorandum of association with Pakistan Air Force (PAF) few days ago. The training program to Govt. teacher has already been started from 1st April.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2016-04-15/page-18
Notice to Government and Atchison College on non-provision of free education
Justice Shahid Waheed has given Notice on basis of filed application to government and Atchison College to answer for not giving free education. It is the responsibility of government to provide free education but Atchison College is not following laws.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/back-page/15-Apr-2016/365065
Lahore College Associates to open two Centers for Women Development
Lahore College Associates, the alumni body of the Lahore College for Women University has decided to start two centers for the development of the women including an old home.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-15-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=06_05.gif
PU declares results
The Punjab University has declared the results of MA Arabic, MSc Applied Psychology, MSc Mountain Conservation and Water Shed Management 2015 and the 6th semester of 4-year BS program 2015.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-15-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=06_17.gif
Belarus Universities delegate visits PU
A high level delegate consisting of the vice chancellors of 8 different universities of Belarus visited the Punjab University where the possibilities of exchange programs for teachers and students were discussed.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-15-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=06_17.gif
Books shortage in the markets
The books have gone out of stock in the schools whereas an artificial shortage has been created in the markets causing utmost difficulty for the students as well as their parents.
Graduation Ceremony: KU set to host Convocation on sat
The University of Karachi (KU) is organising their 26th convocation on April 16. The convocation is a source of prestige and honour for the students, said KU’s registrar Professor Dr Moazzam Ali Khan.
Need to focus on healthy activities
On a debate competition organized on the advice of HEC by Abdul Latif University, Khairpur vice chancellor Dr. Perveen said such healthy activities must be promoted along with education. She also said character building of students is very important.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-04-15/page-2
School fee hike unacceptable
Nazim Islami Jamiat Talaba Hashim Yousuf Abdali has stated that the unchecked hike in the school fees by the schools would not be accepted at any cost and the act would be strongly resisted.
Practical exams to start from 30th April
The practical examinations of the secondary education board Karachi for the classes 9th and 10th would commence from the 30th April.
Dow University has become a global brand
The governor of Sindh and the vice chancellor of the Dow University stated that the university has become a global brand in the health department.
Universities should promote the Culture of Research
Director of the American research institute, Dr. Roshan Sheikh has expressed that the universities must promote the culture of research in the society. He expressed his views at the lecture in Muhammad Ali Jinnah University.
Prize Distribution Ceremony of KU tomorrow
The 26th prize distribution ceremony of the Karachi University would be held tomorrow where the position holders would be awarded the “Martyrs of Army Public School Gold Medal”.
Symposium in Jinnah University for Women
The departments of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of the Jinnah University for Women organized a symposium which was attended by eminent scholars and researchers of the field.
New textbooks include Chapters on basic human rights, SHC told
The provincial education department was developing textbooks for grade VIII to XII under the new curriculum wherein the Student’s Learning Outcomes (SLOs) focused on forming a child’s basic concepts of fundamental human rights; the Sindh High Court (SHC) was informed on Thursday. The court was hearing a petition seeking inclusion of human rights education in the educational curriculum.
DUHS signs accord for Campus, Liver Transplant Centre at DCK
A ceremony was held in DHA City Karachi (DCK) for the signing of an agreement and groundbreaking for the establishment of a new campus of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) and a state-of-the-art liver transplant Centre at the healthcare district of DCK.
Benazir Varsity Agrees To Accept Three Rusticated BADC Students’ Apology
The Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) management on Thursday finally agreed to revoke the rustication order against three students of the Bibi Aseefa Dental College (BADC).
Teachers observe ‘Black Day’ at SU
The Sindh University (SU) witnessed another day of turmoil and disturbance as the faculty observed a black day on Thursday. The Sindh University Teachers Association (Suta) President Dr Arfana Mallah, who is also the provincial chapter president of the Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (Fapuasa), stated this. Teacher’s body of the Shah Abdul Latif University (Salu) also held a meeting to express solidarity with their SU counterparts.
SPLA-U holds Protest
College teachers staged a protest rally under the aegis of the Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association-Unnar group (SPLA-U) on Thursday outside the local press club for acceptance of their demands and to condemn torture against teachers in Karachi.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1252117/spla-u-holds-protest
Baby-Care Centre inaugurated at FUU
A Baby-care Centre for children of female employees was inaugurated at Federal Urdu University (FUU), here on Thursday. Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Dr Suleman D. Muhammad performed its inauguration ceremony.
Home is school By ‘Zubeida Mustafa’
THE paradox of education in Pakistan is that the children of the poor are not getting enough of it, while the offspring of the rich get a surfeit. Neither is good for the child.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1252144/home-is-school
Medium of Instruction By ‘Urooj Imran’
Most of our new generation does not know how to speak either Urdu or English properly. The reason for this is the dual medium of instruction in schools. Even in pre-primary classes, students are taught both languages simultaneously without any particular emphasis on any one language.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/15/medium-of-instruction/
Enroling Girls By ‘Nazgul Faiz’
This refers to the claim of government of Balochistan which seems to be pleasured with the increasing enrolment of girls in schools, but the question arises, Can these girls achieve best quality of education in schools of some backward areas such as Pasni, Ormara, Nalent and Dasht where the schools are not more than ‘ghost schools’ due to negligence of authorities?
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/15/enrolling-girls/
Text books of Balochistan By ‘Niaz Meer’
Textbooks play a vital role in the development of a generation and so that of a country. No doubt, textbooks constitute the authentic source which promotes the reading culture and makes us aware about manifold information. Unfortunately, the textbooks designed, prepared and prescribed by the Balochistan Textbook Board are not satisfactory.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/15/text-books-of-balochistan/
Letters to the Editor
Who is the culprit – NTS or our education system?
The recent failure of the majority of the candidates to pass the NTS test for recruitment of Educators teachers in Punjab has raised a question whether the NTS test system is flawed or the education system is full of loopholes.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-15-2016/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=07_10.gif
Primary Education Committee visits different schools
Peshawar: The District Government issued instructions to the primary school heads to enroll the children in schools as much as possible. In this regard the Primary Education Committee Chairman and District Member Fazlullah, the Vice Chairman, Mr. Muhammad Nadeem, District Member Malik Din and District Member Saeed-ur-Rehman Safi met with Primary Education Department officials. The Officials gave a briefing about the Primary Education. The Committee gets the awareness about the issues of the schools.
Complete Story: http://www.naibaat.com.pk/pre/peshawar/Page02.aspx
350 students given admission in government Hayatullah High School Rajjar
Rajjar: The Principal of School welcomed the students in a ceremony which was held for new admission students. The Officers, teachers, Social Workers, Political personalities & religious figures were also there. The Principal Zahidullah on this occasion that they were admitted 350 students in the school. He emphasized on teachers to provide a better environment to students and make take care of their facilities. The Councilor Fayaz Ali Shah was distributed free Uniform & shoes among the newly admitted students.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.3
Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.3
Walk for annual admission in government primary school
Takht Bhai: The teachers and students of government primary school Gari Baba hold an awareness walk for annual admission. The participant of the walk holds banners and play cards in their hand.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.3
Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.4
Teachers announce sit-in
Peshawar: The General Secretary All Teachers Association Khyber Agency, Mr. Ateeq-ur-Rehman and others announce sit –in in front of Parliament on 18th April in favor of their demands and rights. These views they share in Press Conference in Jamrud Press Club and said if their demands not accepted than they will boycott the Governor, Pakhtunkhwa enrollment campaign.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.4
Fake appointments, Inspection of five year record of Education & Health department
Lahore: During 2010-2015, Fake and bogus way appointment occurred in education & health department grade 12 and above cadre uncovered. The government started checking the record very thoroughness of the five years. It is reported that during this period appointment the candidates having bogus degrees.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.8
Government committed to improving medical education: KP governor
Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Governor Mr. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on Wednesday said that the incumbent government is committed to improve medical education adding that all efforts are being made to foster excellence in health education and research to educat