15th November 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Students protest against boycott of classes by teachers

Students of Government Postgraduate College Monday staged a protest here on Monday, against boycott of classes by teachers, terming it a waste of their time.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-15-2016/page2.asp

Cops to protect UET Jalozai campus

Police has assured provision of personnel for manning check posts and patrolling the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Jalozai Campus. The decision was taken at a meeting to review security situation at the campus. Vice-Chancellor Dr Iftikhar Hussain, Registrar Dr Hizar Azam, District Nazim Liaqat Khattak and police officers attended the meeting.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/164962-Cops-to-protect-UET-Jalozai-Campus


PHC directives, administartion’s repeated notices fall on deaf ears

Despite the directions issued by Peshawar High Court (PHC) and the administration’s repeated notices, educational institutions, private hospitals and offices of foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) haven’t been shifted from University Town yet.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/165001-PHC-directives-admins-repeated-notices-fall-on-deaf-ears


Political ethics included in syllabus of KP institutions

KP government has decided to introduce political ethics in the syllabus of educational institutions of the province. It has decided to set up a Parliamentary Studies Department in the Peshawar University, in order to impart political education to people who join the political field afresh.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/165045-Political-ethics-included-in-syllabus-of-KP-institutions


Concerns voiced over lack of facilities in school

Residents of Hayati Kor in Pandiali Tehsil of Mohmand Agency have complained about lack of basic facilities in the only state-run middle school in the area.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1296478/concerns-voiced-over-lack-of-facilities-in-school


CTA urges resolution of teachers’ issues

KP College Teachers’ Association (CTA) decided in a meeting held at Government College Peshawar, to start protest because they didn’t receive teaching allowance and they want promotions. They complaint that despite government announcement for teachers’ allowance, they didn’t get any allowance, yet.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103858981&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20161115


Character building of students through education

Education should be used for character building and enhancing leadership qualities of students, said Lt-Gen (retired) Tariq Khan, while speaking as chief guest at the parent-day function at the Army Burn Hall College for Boys here on Monday.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1296471/character-building-of-students-thru-education-stressed




Poor condition of educational institutes

Hazara Democratic Party said that the poor quality of education in all educational institutes of the province is destroying the future of students. There are educational institutes where equipment for science lab doesn’t exist and students can’t learn these subjects well.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103858916&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161115


Lack of high schools in Osta Muhammad

Students of Osta Muhammad are facing difficulties in receiving their education because of a lack of educational institutions here. They cannot continue their education after completing primary and middle school.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-15-2016/Quetta/page8.asp


Improved teachers’ attendance in colleges

Director Colleges, while addressing a prize distribution ceremony in Boys Inter College Machh, has said that the administration will not compromise on quality of education and we got success in achieving target of maximizing the teachers’ attendance.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-15-2016/Quetta/page8.asp


Successful dialogue with RBC Teachers

Teachers of Residential Colleges have decided to end their protest, after successful dialogue of teachers’ with the government. Classes will begin from 21st November. 

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103858959&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161115


Annual Inspection of Schools

Deputy District Education Officer Chaltan Town, Gul Muhammad Kakar, has instructed teachers and principals to be prepared for the annual inspection of schools from 21st November. He has also said that public schools will be upgraded soon.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103858549&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161115


Rally by Students’ Action Committee

Students’ Action Committee of College and students from other educational institutes have protested against the declining educational standard in Sanjavi. Protestors stated that incidence of girl’s dropout is increasing due to the lack of basic facilities in schools, such as a boundary wall, drinking water, transportation.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103858746&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161115





Fee fixed to facilitate local students on merit: PMDC

Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PM&DC) has defined the exact fee for the candidates seeking admission in private medical colleges on vacant foreign seats to facilitate the students, official said yesterday.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-11-15/page-5/detail-3




NUML, AGAHI ink MoU to establish maiden foresight lab

National University of Modern Languages (NUML) and AGAHI, a non-for-profit organization, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish the first ever foresight lab, focusing on the country’s challenges and opportunities.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-11-15/page-14/detail-2


RNITTE hosts 2-day qualification, assessments program

Roots National Institute of Teachers Training and Education (RNITTE) hosted a special 2-day ‘Qualifications, Curriculum &Assessments Programme- QCAP 2016-17’ at the Millennium University College TMUC, H-11/4, Islamabad.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-11-15/page-14/detail-6


AIOU to hold Seerat conference

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will hold a two day International Seerat Conference next month. Eminent scholars from Pakistan and abroad have been invited to present their research on subjects related to Seerat un Nabi.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-15-2016/page14.asp



France to grant 250,000 Euros for scholarships

H.E. Martine Dorance, Ambassador of France to Pakistan and Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, Higher Education Commission, have signed a grant agreement of 250 000 Euros for the next phase of the Needs Based Scholarship Program.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/15/islamabad-1.php


Basic life support & fire safety at Roots Millennium School campaign

Roots Millennium Schools collaborated with the Punjab Emergency Service Rescue 1122 to establish Community Rescue Service through Training Sessions on Basic Life Support and Fire Safety.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/15/islamabad-1.php


France provides 250,000 euros for scholarships to underprivileged students

Ambassador of France to Pakistan HE Martine Dorance and Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed have signed a grant agreement of 250 000 euros, for the next phase of the need-based Scholarship Programme. 

Complete story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/11/14/city/islamabad/france-provides-250000-euros-for-scholarships-to-under-privileged-students/




Verdict reserved over petition against appointment of VCs

Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Shahid Karim on Monday reserved the verdict, in a case challenging the appointment of vice chancellors at four public sector universities, including Punjab University, Lahore College for Women University, University of Sargodha and Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering and Technology, Multan.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-15/lahore/7832/49673



10 college students held

Police rounded up at least 10 students of Government Emerson College after they staged a demonstration against an ‘out of course’ paper and blocked Bosan Road.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-15/page-21/detail-8


Allama Iqbal Declamation at GCU

The 36th All Pakistan Allama Muhammad Iqbal Bilingual Declamation Contest began at the Government College University (GCU) on Monday. According to GCU Debating Society’s president, Syed Raza Aftab Gillani, educational institutions, including Punjab University and Pakistan Air Force Academy Risalpur, Kinnaird College, Lahore College for Women University, Cadet College Larkana and Government Degree College Quetta are contesting for the coveted team trophy at the two-day event spread over three sessions.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-15-2016/page14.asp


Mobile schooling in Cholistan

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) will provide free education to children in Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, and Rahim Yar Khan. MD PEF, Tariq Mahmood announced this during a meeting in his office. He said that the concept of mobile schooling was successful, and we be expanded to other areas of Cholistan. 

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-15&edition=LHR&id=2736289_43888768


Special children in private schools

Provincial Minister for Special Education, Asif Saeed, has said that more than 21 thousand special children are enrolled in different institutions of Special Education Department Punjab. He made this statement in a meeting at the Civil Secretariat. 

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-15&edition=LHR&id=2736290_30859172


Poor performance of students in exams

It has been reported that due to the poor performance in exams, schools have de-registered poor performing students. EDO education Nankana, Iftikhar Ali But, asked these schools to submit their report on this issue.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-15&edition=LHR&id=2736536_65765882


GTA to start strike

Grand Teachers’ Alliance (GTA) Punjab is going to begin protests from 19th November. GTA Punjab said that the Schools Education Department is not performing well and the policies designed by this department are not effective.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103860276&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20161115




Anti-Terror drill at school instils panic

Fear and panic spread among students, as well as their parents, as law enforcement agencies conducted a mock drill outside the La Salle High School on Monday.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611150252&EN_ID=11201611150081&EMID=11201611150043


International Conference on Gender Studies starts

A three-day international conference on gender studies under the theme of `Global Gender Perspectives` began here at a local hotel on Monday. Being organised by the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) in collaboration with the Global Gender Programme of the George Washington University, USA, the conference aims at bringing together leading academic social scientists, researchers and research scholars to share their experiences and research.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?storyText=15_11_2016_177_009


More students challenge medical admission policy

More students have approached the Lahore High Court against the federal government’s policy of regulation of admission to private medical colleges, since the court suspended the policy’s notification.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1296449/more-students-challenge-medical-admission-policy




Dragging Their Feet: Hiring of VCs For KU, DUHS delayed

What is the fate of VC’s of public sector universities after the legacy of the longest serving governor of Sindh, Dr Ishratul Ebad, who was also chancellor of the universities, ended last week after 14 years?

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611150197&EN_ID=11201611150059&EMID=11201611150034


KU joins inter-university consortium

A special ceremony was held at Vice Chancellor’s Secretariat, to mark the induction of the University of Karachi into the Inter-University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (IUCPSS), the biggest network of universities.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-11-15/page-13/detail-4



Academic lays stress on purposeful, ethical education

Educationist Seher Erum Bhutti has laid stress on purposeful and ethical education for the new generation. She said here on Monday that education was meant to pass on information to students and transform them morally.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-11-15/page-13/detail-9


Committee for secretaries and controller examination in boards

Sindh government has established a committee based on three members to hire secretaries and controller examination for educational boards of the province.  

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-11-15/page-2


Deteriorating Sindh Education

Islami Jamiat Students Sindh has arranged several seminars on “Education for All” in different cities of Sindh. President Islami Jamiat Students, Faisal Javaid, condemned the deteriorating situation of education in Sindh.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-11-15/page-12


Cadet in critical condition after alleged torture at college

Four close relatives of Mohammed Ahmed Hussain Mashori, a class-Vlll student of the Larkana Cadet College, have accused the principal and house master of the institution of torturing the boy, leaving him fighting for his life.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?storyText=15_11_2016_119_001


Bhitshah Conference demands teaching of Sufism at all academic levels

Inclusion of sufis` teaching in the syllabi right from the primary to university level was among several demands made through the resolutions adopted at the first `Shah Latif Aalmi Tasawwuf Conference` organised under the aegis of the Pakistan Mashaikh Ittehad Council (PMIC) within the courtyard of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai`s shrine on the eve of the 273rd urs of the great Sufi saint on Monday.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?storyText=15_11_2016_119_004



Letters to the Editor

Bribery in Education by Mariam Tariq Butt

The state of our education board annually degrades in status. In current times, no matter how much a student works goes in vain because the son of a high income family will always beat his score because they can afford to pay a few dimes for bribery or tutors and achieve his desired score without much hard work.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611150055&EN_ID=11201611150016&EMID=11201611150012


Our Education System

Quality Education is essential for the development of a country. The education system in Pakistan is not preforming well and needs a lot of reforms and improvements.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-15-2016/lahore/pic.asp?picname=09_07.gif


Future of Students

Some unauthorized educational institutes are playing with the future of students. They are providing below standard education to them. Government must take action against these institutes.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-15&edition=LHR&id=2736682_86894388