16 October 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


`Private sector`s support must for better literacy rate`

Speakers at a function in Timergara on Thursday said the government could neither increase literacy rate nor improve quality of education in the country without the support of the private sector. The function was arranged by a local private college at its new-est ablished hostel for boys.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=16_10_2015_182_001

Private schools increase fees

National and international level private schools have increased their monthly fees up to 800-1000 rupees, ignoring Prime Minister’s instructions regarding fee hike.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103120853&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151016


Teachers Performance Report

Several District Education Officers reported that there are some principals who do not send the performance reports of the teachers on a regular basis which is responsible for irregularities in the availability of teacher performance reports.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103120874&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151016


Schools owners unable to fill the owners forms

Most of the schools’ principals do not send teacher performance reports to the education department in a regular and timely fashion. Mostly, teachers make performance reports themselves and get them signed by the principals.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103120872&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151016


First phase of Haripur varsity building completed

PESHAWAR: The first phase of the state-of-the art building for Haripur University has completed at a cost of Rs1.2 billion and work on the second phase would be started soon after the issuance of funds by the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, and the provincial government.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-345918-First-phase-of-Haripur-varsity-building-completed


Bleak future: Renovation of girls school on hold despite orders

With little satchels around their shoulders, around 200 primary school girls go to a private residence in Gul Ahmad Kalay in Shergarh, Mardan every morning to study. They do not have any functional school building devoted for this purpose. The only government girls primary school building in the vicinity is on the verge of collapse and the government has not taken any steps for its renovation or reconstruction. However, the local legislator has claimed he had approved plans for work.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/973605/bleak-future-renovation-of-girls-school-on-hold-despite-orders/




AFAC conducts Intelligence Test

AFAC conducted intelligence test of 2100 student to assess their cognitive ability and development.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103120327&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151016


IT University should reduce fees

Pashtun Student Organization said that university of Information technology and Management Sciences should reduce their admission, subject repetition and winter camp fees.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103120347&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151016




Urdu varsity plans improvements

The new vice chancellor of the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) has drawn up plans for improvements in the campus. Prof Dr Suleiman D. Mohammad was appointed after Dr Zafar Iqbal was sacked by the president of Pakistan on corruption and mismanagement charges.

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Govt. to grant funds for research and innovation

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) held an event to discuss the key areas where human resource development is necessary to cater to the future needs of the country. At the seminar titled `National human resource development plan: visualising socio-economic growth of Pakistan`, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal said Pakistan needed 10,000 PhDs in different fields in the coming few years.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=16_10_2015_153_004


Roots International Schools signs MoU with Pakistan Baitul Maal

The Roots International Schools (RIS) and Pakistan Baitul Maal (PBM) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to create a linkage between industry and academia thus resulting in economic growth and stability in the country.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-16/page-13/detail-6 


Education; a need of the day

In an event, a representative of Plan International said that provision of education to children in a peaceful and conducive environment is a need of the day. Provincial Minister Rana Mashud said that the government is working towards the provision of quality education to children.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-16&edition=ISL&id=1937851_30837392


107 MBBS graduates awarded degrees

The Convocation 2015 of the Foundation University Medical College (FUMC) was held here on Wednesday. As many as 107 MBBS graduates were awarded degrees by the FUI chancellor. The chief guest also awarded 5 gold medals, 5 silver medals, 3 distinction certificates and 38 merit certificates. The award for ‘Best Graduating Student’ was clinched by Marium Sohail. Cash prize was also awarded to the graduate.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-345940-107-MBBS-graduates-awarded-degrees


Better education instills human values in students: POF Chairman

Wah cantt - A better education system can transform the student into a good Muslim and good human being as well. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan was a visionary Muslim leader who rendered valuable services for the Muslims of the subcontinent. We claim that Wah has 100 per cent literacy rate that is highest in the country. By virtue of high literacy rate, the students must realise the need of civic sense and character-building.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-10-16/page-14/detail-2


16 USA varsities reps visit Roots Millennium Campus

PR ISLAMABAD - Roots Millennium Schools’ Flagship Millennium Campus I-9/3, Islamabad in collaboration with the United States Education Foundation Pakistan (USEFP) organised visit of 16 USA universities. All the representatives of the universities were there to brief about scholarships and study abroad. This session was quite productive and interesting for all Roots Millennium Schools’ students from Islamabad, Abbottabad, Peshawar, Mirpur and Gujranwala campuses were part of this interactive fair.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-10-16/page-14/detail-7


Distinction of FUMC graduate

Marium Sohail was awarded with a gold medal for securing first position in final professional examination at the Foundation University Medical College (FUMC) convocation. She was also graced with the ‘Best Graduate Gold Medal’ for her excellence in academics and co-curricular throughout her medical career.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-345941-Distinction-of-FUMC-graduate


Teachers’ Day

Weeks after the world celebrated the World Teachers Day on October 05, the country’s only education-specific university, University of Education celebrated the day on Thursday. —Correspondent

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-345904-Teachers-Day


NUML holds Urdu mushaira

National University Modern Languages (NUML) Urdu Department on Thursday organised an Urdu mushaira in NUML auditorium. Renowned poet and author Prof Kaleem Ehsaan Butt was the chief guest of the ceremony while poetess Abida Taqi and poet Shahzad Nayyaer were the guests of honour on the occasion. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-16/page-13/detail-3




Failed girl students hold protest

Dozens of girl students who were declared failed in the first-year examination protested on Thursday against what they said was flawed marking of answer books by examiners of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE).

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Principal-admin row Daanish School students face tough time

The students of the Daanish School (boys section) have been bearing the brunt of differences between the head office and the principal over certain issues for the last two months. As the principal was unceremoniously shown the door, he moved court and got a stay order.

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Bees attack schoolchildren

Two dozen schoolchildren were attacked by bees at the Government Primary School No-5, Raja Park, on the Gojra Road on Thursday. Parents told the reporters there was a big hive of bees in a mulberry tree in the school ground. Its bees attacked the minor girls and boys of the school.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=16_10_2015_178_008


District Education Authorities established in Punjab to improve education standards

District Education Authorities have been established in 36 Districts of Punjab for control of Govt and civilian institutions and improve the education standard. In this connection a notification has been issued which states that DEO of every District would be the Chairman and EDO would be the Secretary of Education Authority.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/10/15/national/district-education-authorities-established-in-punjab-to-improve-education-standards/


GCU sends governor 9 names for appointments as deans

A summary carrying nine names for top-level appointments in Government College University (GCU) has been sent by the vice chancellor (VC) to the Higher Education Department (HED), Pakistan Today has learnt.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/10/16/city/lahore/gcu-sends-governor-9-names-for-appointments-as-deans/


Students imparted firing skills

A group of over 100 students, including 26 students belonging to FATA and KP along with faculty members from Garrison Boys High School and College, spent a day out with Pakistan Army at Lahore on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-345909-Students-imparted-firing-skills


Ban on increasing fees of medical colleges

Health Department Punjab instructed PERA medical schools and Pharmacy colleges to not to increase their fees. Department said that they have to work according to rules of relevant authorities.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/back-issues/16-10-2015/p2/story.aspx?param=11.jpg


Enabling Special education

EDO Rawalpindi attended the ceremony arranged at Government High School for Blind, Shamsabad Rawalpindi in commemoration of World White Cane Safety Day and said that the government was striving for the provision of education to the blind.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-10-16/page-5


Teachers’ promotions made conditional

Provincial Higher Education Commission Punjab has made the promotion of Grade 16-20th teachers conditional on clearance of anticorruption test and annual results produced which is causing delays in the process of promotion.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-16&edition=ISL&id=1938275_84789738


Training of GCU faculty members

The Government College University`s Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) has held a four-day training workshop for young faculty members to edify their teaching and research skills. The training comprised 12 technical sessions including one on curriculum development, learners` psychology, assessment and evaluation, research methodology and communication skills.

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Prof. Dr. Tahir Amin took charge of the office of Bahauddin Zakariya University vice chancellor here on Thursday. His appointment was notified by the Punjab government a few weeks ago. He had done his PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. APP

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Salaries of ghost teachers suspended

Education Department investigated 47 ghost teachers working in Shikarpur Department and suspended their salaries.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-16&edition=KCH&id=1938756_78049323


Ghost employees of Urdu University

Former Vice Chancellor of Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technology has recruited a number of ghost employees who are receiving their salaries without attending to their duties. 
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-16-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_01.gif


Fee exemption for blind students

A seminar held at Karachi Press Club in commemoration of Global White Cane Safety Day. The participants on the occasion said that universities should offer fee exemptions for blind students.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-16-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_09.gif


Protest against Secretary Education

Primary teachers association held protests throughout the province against the Secretary Education and demanded for his removal.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-10-16&edition=KCH&id=1938764_81106627


Sukkur’s medical college barred from taking in new students

The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has stopped fresh admissions in Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College, Sukkur, for this year putting the future of the college at stake.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/973530/on-the-verge-of-closure-sukkurs-medical-college-barred-from-taking-in-new-students/


Students see demo of army`s antiterrorism skills

Dozens of students from different educational institutions visited the Malir cantonment on Thursday where they saw a demonstration of the Pakistan army`s antiterrorism operational skills and also took part in firing exercises, said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement.

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The right to education by Imaan Hazir Mazari

In the elite’s quest to put an end to the unwritten private school ‘policy’ of draining parents’ bank accounts, many arguments — for and against — have been heard. Much media attention has been drawn to the cause. In September, the prime minister stepped in and ordered that no private school was to raise its fee this year. While this debate on private school fees continues, the crucial issue that should have actually been debated has been brushed under the carpet.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/973503/the-right-to-education/


Learning from CLF

All of a sudden, Pakistan`s official circles seem to be awakening to the importance of education for the development of the country. But their newfound enthusiasm can be quite daunting especially when there is no change in the establishment`s views on `ideologising` the entire spectrum of learning.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=16_10_2015_009_001


Teachers by Raza Ali Abidi

In the past, the parents of a child often referred to teachers as his/her guardians and not only showed great respect themselves but also insured that this respect was also engendered in their children.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-16-2015/lahore/pic.asp?picname=08_07.gif


Letters to the Editor


Two institutions  

In advanced and civilised societies of the world, two institutions are held in high esteem, i.e. teaching and the judiciary. The former helps in producing excellent brains in various fields of life whereas the latter helps a society in providing quick and cheap justice to those who have been unjustly treated in their respective fields.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/16-Oct-2015/two-institutions

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


No compromise on student rights: Sangeen Shah

Peshawar: The President of the Pakhtun Students Federation University Campus Sangeen Shah said we have always raised our voice for the rights of the students and we will never compromise on the rights of the students. He promised to raise voice against discrimination with students and hike in the fee of the colleges and universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Complete Story:  http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx


PTC meeting held at Government High School Kari Dhand

Karak: The PTC meeting of the Government High School Kari Dhand was held in which Chairman PTC, Sadeequllah and others members participated. The members of PTC reviewed all completed development projects of the school and expressed their satisfaction.

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


Objections raised over transfer order

Jandola: Education department’s decision of transfer of Dr. Hafiz Ibrahim has created uproar among teachers. In this regard, a meeting of primary teachers was held in Samar Bagh under the chairmanship of Ibad-ul-lah PST which was attended by a sizeable number of local teachers. During the meeting, the teachers said that the struggles of the Hafiz Ibrahim have improved the standard of education in Lower Dir District and have made it possible for the district to attain top ranking in the province.

Complete Story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/35/akhbar-e-khyber/page/3


Hundreds of teachers deprived of promotion 

Peshawar: Thousands of teachers have been deprived of promotion owing to the misplacement of their performance records by the department.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103120871&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151016


Improvement in health and educational facilities are top priorities: Inayatullah

Peshawar: The Senior Provincial Minister Inayatullah Khan said, to provide better health and educational facilities in the province is our top priority. He shared his views during the ceremony of the Global Handwashing Day in Peshawar.

Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 02


No teacher in Girls Primary School Peelagai

Peshawar: There is not a single teacher in the Government Girls Primary School Peelagai.130 students have been entrusted to one watchman alone. The Shamu Zai Village Council No.1 Nazim, Zahoor Khan condemns this situation and demanded immediate appointments of school teachers.

Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 5

Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 5


Co-curricular activities play positive role in mental well-being of children

Swabi: A meeting for annual tournament 2015 was held in Government Middle School which was presided over by of DEO. The DEO said sports play a positive role in the mental well-being of children and urged teachers to pay attention to co-curricular activities along with curricular activities.

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No. 03




Sibi Boys High School dilapidated

District Sibi: Sibi Boys High School is in a sorry state. The section of the school building for primary level grades is dilapidated. 30 posts for teachers have been vacant in the school and the school is faced with an acute shortage of teachers.

Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No. 03


Demand to take notice of closure of Chaghi schools

District Dalbandin: The Ex Vice-president Baloch Student Organization Dalbandin, Mr. Sangat Sana demanded Chief Minister and Secretary Education to take notice of the closed schools in Chaghi.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


Hundreds succeed in NTS test; no vacant posts available

District Khuzdar: Hundreds of young students showed a remarkable performance in the NTS test. However, no vacancies for teaching staff have been disclosed by the education department. 
Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar, Quetta, Page No. 03



Quality education is the right of every child: Nawab Ayaz

District Quetta: Hamdard Welfare Foundation arranged an event regarding campaign “Ilim Barhao, Jahalat mitao” (Illiteracy alleviation through Education) in Middle School Kharotabad. Provincial Minister PHE, Mr. Nawab Ayaz, was the chief guest on the occasion. He said that nations across the globe are progressing by leaps and bounds in science and technology and that such progress has been possible primarily because of the provision of quality education. He added that quality education is the right of every child.

Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar, Quetta, Page No. 03


Education in Noshki at stake due to political interference: BNP

District Noshki: The BNP District President, Mr. Nazir Ahmed Baloch said in a statement that the government and the education department, collectively, are unwilling to recruit meritorious NTS candidates and are bestowing their near and dear by manipulating the merit list. 
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_3.html


Focus on innovative education necessary for development

District Quetta: PMLN leader, Mr. Tahir Mehmmod Khan while visiting Government Malik Jan Muhammad Khan Kasi Girls & Boys High School said that a nation has to focus its energy and resources on modern education in order to progress. He insured unwavering cooperation with regards to the development of education institutions. 

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103120346&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151016


Fee increment decision should be taken back: PSO

District Quetta: The Pashtoonkhuwa Student Organization criticized the increment in fees of IT University, stating that it was not an education-friendly step. PSO raised demands for the provision of education free of cost by the government in accordance with the constitutional stipulation of Article 25-A.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103120347&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151016


Disabled to protest for quota

District Quetta: Disabled Association Baluchistan Chairman, Mr. Ibraheem Baloch and Provincial Leader, Mr. Mir Hassan Sherani said that the disabled will symbolically beg and protest on 19th October on account of the non-implementation of quota for the disabled in the education department.
Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-10-16/page-2




Patronage based appointments at Ghazi Medical College

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Sheikh Usman Farooq, Deputy Secretary General Jamat-e-Islami Punjab while talking to the media said that the appointments of officials at Ghazi Medical College had been made based on political patronage and nepotism.  He said that such appointments were an infringement upon the rights of the deserving candidates.

Complete Story: Daily Pakistan, Multan, Page No. 03


Show cause notices issued to 277 absent teaching and non-teaching staff

District Rahim Yar Khan: Education Department Rahim Yar Khan has issued show cause notices to 217 teaching and 60 non-teaching staff for being absent. The inspection team found that 217 teachers and 60 non-teachers were found absent during the month of September and 47 Schools were found closed.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 09


Hygiene awareness promoted in school

District Rahim Yar Khan: An event to promote hygiene awareness was held at Government Girls Primary School Jam Hasan Pahorr. The students gave presentations revolving around the theme. The winners were given prizes at the end of the event.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 04


Primary school without boundary wall and basic facilities

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Government Primary Model School Sanjar Shahi does not have a boundary wall and lacks basic facilities. Concerned citizens have raised demands for the provision of boundary wall and other facilities in the school.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 06


Students refuse to accept Intermediate results

District Bahawalpur: The students of Government Sadiq College Women University, Bahawalpur observed protests in front of the Bahawalpur Press Club and the Commissioner Office and refused to accept the results for Intermediate exams. Protestors raised concerns over the marking system of Bahawalpur Board, and demanded rechecking of papers.

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


Class 2 student baton-charged for not doing homework

District Rahim Yar Khan: Mohammed Shahid Akram, a teacher at a school in Chak No.100/P, beat a Class 2 student ruthlessly for not doing his homework.  The student’s body bore scars from the inhumane corporal punishment. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 14




9th grade result announced by Mirpur Khas Board

District Mirpurkhas: The Education Board Mirpurkhas has announced result of 9th class for both science and general groups.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130321071&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151016




400 teachers submit applications for retirement

District Badin: More than 400 teachers have submitted applications for their retirement after the introduction of biometric verification by Sindh Government.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130321268&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151016


Students protested against transfer of their teacher

District Sanghar: As a consequence of political interference, Mr. Cheetan Bheel has been transferred from Government Primary School Nafees Nagar and replaced by a female teacher. The students, however, have protested against the transfer and have demanded for his restoration.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130321245&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151016


NTS teachers protest for salaries

District Dadu: The NTS pass teachers from Qazi Arif protested for their salaries before the press club. They reported that their salaries had been held in abeyance and that the clerks working in the education department refused to release salaries unless they were given a bribe.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130321248&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151016


Primary teachers protest against Secretary Education

The primary teachers from Nawabshah, Umarkot, mirpurkhas, Larkana, Sukkur and Dadu protested against the Secretary Education on account of his inappropriate conduct with teachers and demanded for his removal.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130321199&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151016



Hundreds of Teachers on roads against Secretary Education

District Qamber Shahdadkot: GSTA, Mehran Teachers and P.T. Alif protested against the Secretary Education, Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho, and criticized him for his policies which they claimed were not teacher-friendly. Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_15102015214409.jpg


Villagers protest for school building

District Qamber Shahdadkot: The residents of village Aheer raised demands for a girls’ school in their village. They reported that the local females were attending school in other villages due to the absence of a female school in the village.
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School scholarship seized by Post Office

District Larkana: The scholarship fund of Government Girls Primary School Village Waris Dino Machi Taluka Ratodero has been seized by a local post office. The parents have protested and demanded from the government to take action against the employees of the post office.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-10-16/news/page2/1%20(20).htm