16th February 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Reclaiming Schools in North Waziristan
Pakistan army’s efforts to curb growing terrorism in the country by carrying out military offensives in the Fata region have resulted in more than one kind of loss including shutting down of girls’ schools.
The army has now announced that it will be retrieving these school buildings in coordination with the political administration of the area.
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Security guards of private educational institutes are being trained to use weapons 
Guards of private educational institutes were given training in using new and more developed security weapons at police line Peshawar.
Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/268552-todays-print-city-news


Rescue Awareness Campaign
On the advice of Rescue 1122 District Emergency officer, an awareness programme will be started in all private and government educational institutions in Peshawar. The awareness programme will deal with all natural disasters and calamities.
Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/268556-todays-print-city-news


Lack of facilities in schools of Wazir Bagh
Students of government schools of Wazir Bagh in the region of Peshawar, face a lot of difficulties due to provision of lack of basic facilities.
Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/268567-todays-print-city-news



Balochistan’s education department removes 95 junior officers from senior posts

Balochistan’s education department has removed 95 junior officers who were serving in various districts of the province on Wednesday. The officers were appointed as district education officers and deputy education officers in violation of the merit criteria.
Complete Story: https://www.dawn.com/news/1314960/balochistans-education-department-removes-95-junior-officers-from-senior-posts

Demands of students should not be ignored
BPLA urged that the demands of students should not be ignore and should be given special attention. BPLA wants that all problems should be solved by negotiation and talks and that if the demands of students are overlooked or ignored then it would force them to take a more aggressive stance through protests and demonstrations.
Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/268509-todays-print-city-news



NACTA  releases details of schools in FATA and KP
NACTA has started releasing details of schools in FATA and KP. Meanwhile NATCA is also thinking about increasing the budget as well.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/peshawar/12-Feb-2017/565587


Government Boys Model School has been declared Elementary Board Centre
Government Boys Model School in the district of Samrudh, Muzaffarabd has been declared elementary board centre for examinations that have just commenced. 
Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/268594-todays-print-city-news



Beaconhouse starts school management programme
After the successful launch of the school service quality management programme in the central region, Beaconhouse on February 3 launched the programme across its network in the north as well.
Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/16-Feb-17/beaconhouse-starts-school-management-programme

US Universities team visits Pakistan

Representatives from 23 US universities travelled to Pakistan this week on the 10th biannual South Asia Spring Tour organised by Education USA at the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP).

During the tour to Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad, they participated in college fairs, visited schools and universities, and met with parents and students to answer questions about admissions, financial aid, and academic programmes in the United States.
Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/186334-US-universities-team-visits-Pakistan
Complete Story: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1327106/education-outreach-us-varsity-officials-visit-pakistan/

Educational institutes are valuable assets for development and progress
Planning and development minister, Ahsan Iqbal has stressed on the importance of educational institutes and believes that all effective measures should be taken to improve the quality and development of educational institutes as they are the core component of development and progress.
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Revamping of public sector education stressed
The government is urged to full its fundamental responsibility of providing free and quality education to children under Article 25-A of the Constitution and this can only be achieved by reforming the public education system and schools.
Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/186577-Revamping-of-public-sector-education-stressed

Change in timings of 6th grade Maths Examination
The maths exam paper that was scheduled to be held at 17th February has been rescheduled and the timings have been changed by the Punjab Examination Commission.
Complete Story:
Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104034899&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20170216

Chief executive Education authority took a tour of examination centres
District education authority Ashfaque Gujjur took a tour of the examination centre for grade 6 of Moonlight Girls Highschool, Multan. 
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1500 schools reopened in last two months
Sindh Education and Literacy Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar on Wednesday said that as many as 1500 closed schools had been reopened in the last two months and remaining 2500 closed schools would be functional in next couple of months.
Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/02/15/1500-schools-reopened-in-last-two-monthsminister/


‘Pakistan lags 50 years behind Europe in education sector’
We still lag 50 years behind European countries in the field of education and if we do not reform ourselves at this juncture of history, there may soon be a time when our students would not even be able to get admissions in reputed institutes of Europe said Sindh Education Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar.
Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/186560-Pakistan-lags-50-years-behind-Europe-in-education-sector


PMA says Ebad ruined health and education sectors
The Pakistan Medical Association alleged on Wednesday that former Sindh governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad had deliberately destroyed the health and education sectors in the province and hoped that that new governor would be different. PMA hopes new governor will appoint vice chancellors, 
education board chairpersons on merit unlike his predecessor.
Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/186562-PMA-says-Ebad-ruined-health-and-education-sectors


Progress is not possible without a thriving educational system
Governor Sindh has been reported to have stressed on the importance of education and said that there is a strong correlation among education and economic progress. Education is the core component of progress and development and it is impossible to progress without a good education infrastructure.
Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104033755&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170216


Editorial/ Op-eds


Stepping towards education


Education for a few