15th July 2016

National Press:

Sufficient funds allocated for schools’ Uplift, says Dir Nazim

Lower Dir district Nazim Mohammad Rasool Khan said on Thursday that the district government had allocated sufficient funds for improvement of education and provision of basic facilities to educational institutions in the district. He was speaking at a conference arranged by Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) under its Pakistan Poverty Reduction (PPR) project at Balambat.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1270938/sufficient-funds-allocated-for-schools-uplift-says-dir-nazim


Governor Jhagra praises the values of a University education

Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that the academic institutions enabled the nations to cope with the challenges of the present day and the University of Swabi (UoS) carries a lot of expectations to contribute significantly in this respect. The Governor, Chief Guest at the 1st Convocation of University of Swabi at the Convocation Hall, University of Peshawar (UoP) on Thursday, said that the academic system of the institution must improve to ensure a better outcome and make it compatible with any of the developed institutions of the country within the shortest possible time.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/15-Jul-16/governor-jhagra-extols-the-values-of-a-university-education



KP continues to increase spending on education

The trend in education expenditure over the past few fiscal years in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa shows that the provincial government every year upwardly revised budgetary allocation for education sector only to lapse after a paltry chunk of the funds is utilized. This has been revealed in a recent research publication of Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS) public financing of education in Pakistan (2010-11 to 2015-16. I-SAPS have been analyzing public expenditure of federal and provincial governments since 2007-08.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/15-Jul-16/kp-continues-to-increase-spending-on-education




Smart school project to revolutionize education system: Ahsan

Federal Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that the establishment of SMART school is a major step towards the first goal of Vision 2025 and the federal government will set up 32 such schools in entire Pakistan. ‘SMART schools for tomorrow’, is the vision of current government and for this, we need to utilize the blended learning methods for students to inspire creativity in them. These views were shared by the minister during chairing a high-level meeting which was held to review progress on the SMART schools.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/15-Jul-2016/smart-school-project-to-revolutionise-education-system-ahsan


Tax exemption proposed for donations to govt school

Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Engineer Muhammad Bligh-ur-Rehman has proposed tax exemption for donations made to the public sector educational institutions. In a letter written on Thursday, Muhammad Bligh-ur-Rehman appreciated Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for the insertion of Section 64-AB to the Finance Act 2016 saying the deductible allowance for education expenses will bring relief to parents besides promoting the cause of education in the country.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/134924-Tax-exemption-proposed-for-donations-to-govt-school


Practical exams of Open University will start from 18 July

Controller Examination of Allama Iqbal Open University has announced the schedule of FSC practical exams. Practical exams of autumn semester 2015 will start from 18th of July 2016.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2016-07-15/page-2


King Hamad of Bahrain to gift a University to Pakistan: Javed Malik

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Javed Malik said that the government of Bahrain has confirmed their plans to establish the King Hamad University of Nursing and Associated Medical Sciences in Islamabad and this has been formally conveyed to Pakistan during the first “Pakistan-Bahrain Bilateral Consultations” that were held at the Foreign Office as part of our overall efforts to upgrade and enhance the relations between Pakistan and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/135036-King-Hamad-of-Bahrain-to-gift-a-university-to-Pakistan-Javed-Malik


COMSATS institute decides to terminate Haroon Rasheed

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology has decided to terminate Haroon Rasheed over plagiarized Ph.D. thesis. The administration had asked Haroon Rasheed to present himself and defend the charges however he failed to show up as well as he did not respond to the letter issued by the authorities.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-15&edition=ISL&id=2486072_38717394




Cap on fee hike: Court suspends regulatory authority’s order

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday suspended a government regulatory body’s order restricting private educational institutes of the federal capital from increasing tuition fees. Justice Aamer Farooq issued the order on a petition filed by a private school’s administration challenging the June 20 notification of the Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) that had imposed a restriction on fee hike.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1142095/cap-fee-hike-court-suspends-regulatory-authoritys-order/




E-Learn programme begins

Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Chairman Dr. Umar Saif has said a pilot project of e-learn programme has been started in eight public high schools of Punjab with the installation of 40 Inch LED screens and content servers. He was addressing a meeting held at Arfa Software Technology Park on Thursday.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/134909-E-learn-programme-begins


Acceptance of multimedia class rooms project

Chairman of Punjab IT Board Dr. Umer Yousaf said that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has accepted the Pilot project of building Multimedia classrooms. Under this project multimedia, classrooms will establish in eight thousands high schools of Punjab province.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/images/NP_LHE/20160715/Sub_Images/1103631255-1.gif 



Topics on Edhi to be included in syllabi

Provincial Minister for education, Rana Mashhood has stated that the government has decided to include chapters on Edhi in the syllabi of different classes. Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board has constituted a committee in this regard.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-15&edition=LHR&id=2486926_15256782


PEF is the biggest project for needy students: MD

The managing director of Punjab Education Foundation Tariq Mehmood has stated that PEF is the biggest project for the needy students in the province. He also stated that PEF’s contributions have been acknowledged internationally.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-15&edition=LHR&id=2486928_53247682



Online admission at VU begin

The online admissions at the Virtual University of Pakistan have started. VU has been imparting education across Pakistan through its more than 200 campuses. The details of the admission can be seen at the website of the university.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-15&edition=LHR&id=2486933_72949317



Opening Ceremony of Faculty Development Program under UCP

The opening ceremony of the Faculty Development Program was held at the University of Central Punjab. The program is being organized by the Business School of UCP. Chairman HEC Punjab stated that no one should be allowed to teach without the teaching certificate.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-15&edition=LHR&id=2486935_66975516


Online digital library established at Leeds University

Leeds University has been accessing the online digital library under the digital national library project of Higher Education Commission. The students can access the international journals, research articles etc. from their laptops and mobile phones.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-15&edition=LHR&id=2486944_28460770


Farewell Ceremony in Veterinary University

The Officer Staff Association (OSA) of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) on Thursday arranged a farewell party for the varsity’s deputy registrar Sardar Muhammad who has retired from UVAS service.  The ceremony was chaired by Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha while registrar Dr. Muhammad Afzal, OSA office-bearers Sajjad Hyder (President), Muhammad Rizwan Saleem (Vice-President), Imran Younas Chohan (General Secretary), Tariq Abdullah (Joint Secretary), Muhammad Shafique (Secretary Finance), Badar Munir (Secretary Information) and a large number of OSA members were also present.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-15&edition=LHR&id=2486952_68699983



Higher Education Department to facilitate online attestation of degrees

The Higher Education Commission Punjab has started to work on the project of online attestation of the degrees. Different departments including Election Commission and FIA would be able to get the degrees verified online.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-15&edition=LHR&id=2486921_38522179


Students from other area’s living and studying in Punjab

In Punjab thousands of students of Sindh, Balochistan, Gilgit, KP etc. living in Punjab and studying on government expenses. The government of Punjab is taking strong steps towards the education of Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-07-15/page-12/detail-8 


Ambulance Services College Named after Edhi

The Ambulance Services College made by the collaboration of University of Health Sciences and National Ambulance Services College Dublin has been named after the renowned philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-15&edition=LHR&id=2486932_68620595


UHS Board considers theses, synopses

The 115th meeting of Advanced Studies and Research Board of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) was held here on Thursday with Vice-Chancellor Maj-Gen (R) Prof Muhammad Aslam in the chair.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/134916-UHS-board-considers-theses-synopses




Intermediate civics papers to be checked today

Controller Examination Higher Secondary Education Board Karachi Zareena Rashid has declared that the Civics papers of intermediate examination would be marked today in the library of the education board.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-15&edition=KCH&id=2485541_94905746


Two thousand cheating cases in Educational Board Sukkur

Higher secondary education board Sukkur has send written notification to the administration of those two thousand students who were caught cheating in exams that they will visit Sukkur board and give their explanations.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-15-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_05.gif


Last date of submitting admission forms is extended

According to controller examination department of Federal Urdu University, the last date to submit the form with late fees is extended till 25th July 2016.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-15-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_04.gif


Last date to submit admission forms of Master Program

Due to the negligence of examination department result of B.A and Private is still pending. Almost fifteen thousand students bereft of getting admission in master’s program. Today is the last date to submit admission Master Program in Karachi University.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/images/NP_KHI/20160715/Sub_Images/1103630772-2.gif


International Workshop at KU Today

An international workshop would be held at Karachi University today. Dr. A.Q. Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering is organizing the workshop titled “Administrative view of Bio-Safety”.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-15&edition=KCH&id=2485540_88542715




Seminary education reforms

The Ittihad Tanzeemul Madaris a representative body for five seminaries belonging to different schools of thought has announced that it will be adopting the Federal Board’s curriculum for matriculation and intermediate. This long overdue decision has been taken in line with the policies announced under the National Action Plan and is seen as a necessary change to provide seminary students with a more well-rounded education.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1141916/seminary-education-reforms/


Mainstreaming Madrassah education

After months of deliberation and negotiations between the government and the Ittihad Tanzeemant-i-Madaris, some fruitful results have been obtained. As the madrassahs have agreed to the draft the registration form and even including modern science subjects, English and Pakistan Studies as formal subjects, so that the children graduating from these seminaries actually have a chance at a viable future.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/editorials/15-Jul-2016/mainstreaming-madressah-education


Letters to the Editor


Punjab government promoting education 

In order to promote education, the Punjab government has taken a number of revolutionary steps. Its untiring efforts have resulted in a remarkable increase in allocation for education in the recently announced budget.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1141919/punjab-government-promoting-education/


Education: A major issue

Nowadays, the economic situation in Pakistan is under stress and education is the worst-affected sector in Pakistan. The educational system of Pakistan is based on unequal lines. The medium of education is different in both public and private sectors. This creates a sort of disparity among people, dividing them into two segments. One of the other problems is that the teachers in government schools are not well-trained. People who do not get a job in any other sector, try their luck in the educational system. They are not professionally trained teachers which are why they are unable to train a nation. Lack of funds is another factor that restricts education. The allocation of funds for education is very low.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/15-Jul-2016/education-a-major-issue

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Government is focusing on professional technical education

Peshawar: The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak on Thursday highlighting the need for professional, technical and vocational educational plan for overall development. He said that government has not only focused conventional education but professional, technical and vocational education to make a base of trained manpower for enabling it to face the challenges of 21st century. He was addressing the participants to mark the inauguration of captain Isfandyar Ahmad Bukhari shaheed vocational training center PAF base Badaber here.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.1

Department of education has set a remarkable record by utilizing 100% budget on education

Peshawar: The Provincial Education Minister Muhammad Atif khan said that department of elementary and secondary education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has set a remarkable record by utilizing 100% specialized budget on education on which they deserve praise and appreciation. He has shown his firm belief on education department that they will perform better in future as well. He was saying this in a meeting where Secretary of Elementary and Secondary education department Shehzad Bangash, senior member board Afzal Lateef, Special Secretary education Qaiser and Additional Secretary were present. He said that we have set up almost 800 Labs this year and we will be setting up 500 more labs in future. 111 playgrounds in schools for students have also built this year.

Complete sStory:  Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No. 8

Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No. 2

Governor Jhagra praises values of a university education and says that only educated youth can abolish corruption and nepotism

Peshawar: The Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that the academic institutions enabled the nations to cope with the challenges of the present day and the university of Swabi (UOS) carries a lot of expectations to contribute significantly in this respect. The governor, chief guest at the 1st convocation of graduates university of Swabi at the convocation hall, University of Peshawar (UOP) on Thursday said that the academic system of the institution must improve to ensure a better outcome and make it compatible with any of the developed institutions of the country within the shortest possible time. A total of 246 graduates were awarded Master Degrees in arts and science as well as in Bachelor of Arts and science. 65 got gold and silver medals for achieving distinctive positions in their respective fields of study. On this occasion, the governor announced cash prizes of 10, 000 to each gold medalists.

Complete Story:  Daily Akhbar-e-khyber, Peshawar, Page No. 8                         

Steps are being taken to make Islamia College University a great institute: Dr Naushad

Peshawar: The pro-vice chancellor Islamia college university, Dr. Naushad said that Islamia University is the historic educational institute which has always dominated on the basis of best performance shown by students. The Islamia College University students are making the country and the nation proud, because of their abilities. Prof. Naushad said that the office of research, innovation and commercialization, a cell working in ICU has initiated work on the preparation of projects to utilize the funds pledged by the Prime Minister and Federal Minister as soon as possible. He also mentioned that proper plan has prepared for college security. He further said that all curriculum activities will be held according to the academic calendar.

Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.2

Inability of Abdul Wali Khan University administration, roll number slips did not issue to students

Mardan:  Examinations are starting  from Thursday in Abdul Wali Khan University but its administration has badly failed to conduct the exams and all the arrangements of examinations are not completed. The students have not got their roll number slips due to which they are very worried who comes from far off areas. When the administration was contacted they switched off their phones.

Complete Story:  http://naibaat.com.pk/pre/peshawar/page03.aspx

Contract employees of Bacha Khan University demand regularization

Charsadda:  The contract employees of Bacha Khan University demanded regularization. In this regard, Mr. Khushal khan Utmanzai said in a press release that in university there are more than 400 contract employees  but they are not permanent.

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2


More new colleges should be established in Quetta

District Quetta: The central President BPLA, Mr. Professor Muhammad Saeed Mandokhel along with other professors said that new colleges should be established in Quetta because the population is increasing day by day and numbers of colleges are limited.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-15-2016/quetta/page3.asp

Middle school “chota goth” should be upgraded to high school

District Lasbela: A social figure Mr. Pir Ghulam Muhammad shah stated that middle school “chota goth” should be upgraded to high & boundary wall should be constructed in school. He said due to lack of boundary wall children are bunking classes. He demanded from CM Balochistan and education department to resolve mentioned school problems on prior basis.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p2/story.php?param=madil.jpg

Most of the Balochistan educational institutions are the prey of dilapidation: Ehsan Ullah

District Quetta: The unit President Insaf Student Federation government science college Quetta, Mr. Ehsan Ullah Kakar said most of the Balochistan educational institutions are the prey of dilapidation. Most of the primary  schools are being run by sole teachers while scholarships of students have been stopped and increase in fees has been shattered the hopes of both parents and students to keep continue education.

Complete Story: Daily Nai-baat Quetta, Page No. 3

Balochistan is the prey of educational dilapidation: Dr. Aziz Sasoli

District Jaffarabad: Jameat leader and ex-senator Dr. Azizullah said that Balochistan is backward in the Education field as compared to other provinces of Pakistan. Educational policy of Balochistan is not up to the mark. Alif Ailaan & BRSP also highlighted this issue in front of journalists. They said UC cattle farm is comprised of 22 schools while 03 are inactive completely and deprived of basic facilities. Dr. Azizullah requested the government to take initiatives on an immediate basis.

Complete Story: Daily Azadi Quetta, Page No. 6

Khuzdar educational institutions are victims of discrimination; student’s future is at risk

District Khuzdar: Khuzdar is the 2nd largest city of Balochistan and the center of political leadership. Khuzdar educational institutions are victims of discrimination; while student’s future is at risk. The regrettably governor is creating hindrances in the establishment of sub-campus of the Balochistan university of engineering in Hub. Khuzdar is also native city of CM Balochistan yet educational deprivation in the city is beyond once imagination.   

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 2


Principal technology college reduces 50% quota to facilitate private colleges

District Bahawalpur: The principal of technology college Bahawalpur Mr. Muhammad Akram used his power to reduce 50 percent quota of hundreds of vulnerable students to grant the private colleges. Local community and civil community have demanded to Chief Minister Punjab, Secretary technical education Punjab and other dignitaries officer to take immediate notice.   

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/e-paper/multan/2016-07-15/page-02   

Last date for online registration announced

District Dera Ghazi Khan: According to the  Zakaria university Multan the private students of BA & B.Sc. could submit an online registration form with single fee Rs:2000/- till dated 25th July, while late registration schedule also decided. All necessary information have been updated on official website “www.bzu.edu.pk

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/e-paper/multan/2016-07-15/page-03   

Parents protest on struck out of a student name

District Bahawalpur: Mr. Muhammad Shafique, Muhammad Saddique and other dozens of people have protested in front of press club and shared that Noman is a student of class 9th  studying at government high school 55/db uzman. While teachers Mr. Munir Ahmed and Ashfaq Ahmed have stuck out his name from school by marking fake absent on attendance register. They have demanded the Chief Minister Punjab and Secretary Education to takes immediate action against the said teachers. 

Complete Story: Daily  Khabrain, Page No. 14 

PEF instructed to update online students and teacher’s record

District Layyah: The Punjab education foundation has given instructions to the PEF partner school owners to update the online record of the students before dated 25th august.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Page No. 7 

Degree College hostel facility should be reinstated

District Rajanpur:  Mr. Malik Sajjad Bohar the coordinator of the Youth group and other leaders have said that the facility of the hostle at degree college Rajanpur should be reinstated because the students of so far area are facing many  financial difficulties to settled at the city and bear huge transportation. 

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

270 million approved for Khawaja Fareed University

District Rahim YarKhan: A session was held in commissioner office Bahawalpur Mr. Munwar Hussain director development and planning shared that Rs.270 million has approved for Khawaja Fareed information technology and engineering university Rahim Yar Khan and Rs: 200 million for cadet college Khan Pur for construction and other development works.  

Complete Story: Daily  Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 3 


85 teachers’ salary stopped

District Sanghar: Salary of 85 male and female teachers from Sanghar is stopped after a biometric report of the Secretary Education. In connection to that district officer education Mr. IbrahimQaimkhani told that salary has been stopped on the directives of the Secretary Education.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/popupwindow.aspx?newsid=130413427&issue=np_hyd&date=20160715

Staff did not appoint in Higher Secondary school since a long time

District Sukkur: The government higher secondary school  Thakratho is standing idle without staff for past ten years. The students have to attend schools in other remote areas after passing distance of 20 to 30 kilometers. Even school building is cracking and its doors and windows are stolen away.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-07-15/news/page3/1%20(39).htm

Delay in the declaration of result of BA

Karachi: About 15000 candidates are being deprived of getting admission in a masters program due to the carelessness of examination branch of Karachi university delay in declaration of result of BA

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/popupwindow.aspx?newsid=1103630772&issue=np_khi&date=20160715