16th June 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Unfair scholarship distribution by Islamia University Peshawar

MNA Mohsin Iqbal of Islamia University has warned management of Islamiya University for Unfair distribution of Scholarship on the basis of favoritism.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103575737&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160615

Over 77 percent of girls pass Mardan Board exams 

Board of Secondary and Intermediate Education Mardan has announced the annual results of 2016 here on Wednesday. Sara Khizer of Noor Education System Khweshgi, Nowshera secured a top position among the science students by bagging 1041 marks out of 1100.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-16/lahore/4693/19514



Private schools’ students excel in Mardan Board SSC exams

Sara Khizar, a student of Noor Education System, Nowshera, has clinched the top position in the secondary school certificate (SSc) examinations of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Mardan.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1265163/private-schools-students-excel-in-mardan-board-ssc-exams


Pakistan fails to meet MDG goals for primary school access once again

The Pakistan Education Statistics 2015-16 fact sheets compiled by Alif Ailaan shows that Pakistan failed to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets for universal primary school access, improving retention in schools and increasing adult literacy.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-16/lahore/4684/19614


Varsity blamed for student’s suicide

Family and friends of a crestfallen UET student who committed suicide on Friday in Quetta have held the varsity responsible for his actions Arsalan Khan, an aspiring electrical engineer had joined the UET in 2009 after receiving a scholarship.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1123689/cracking-pressure-varsity-blamed-students-suicide/


Dr. Khizar appointed UET Registrar

The syndicate of University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, on the recommendation of selection board has appointed Dr. Khizar Azam as registrar of the university.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1265158/dr-khizar-appointed-uet-registrar


Four students injured as security guard accidentally opens fire in Swat

At least four students were injured on Thursday as a security official guarding a girl’s high school in Swat accidentally opened fire,Express News reported.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1123881/four-students-injured-security-guard-accidentally-opens-fire-swat/



Objection on Wood University

General Secretary of BSO General Munir Janib has said that only false litigations are forming on the name of development in the education sector of Balochistan. He said that Governor made objections on Wood University which is unacceptable for us.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-16-2016/Quetta/page2.asp




Quality of education to be achieved at capital schools: Dr. Fazal

Minister of state for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhary on Wednesday said that the sole purpose of the up-gradation of the capital’s public educational institutions was to achieve the quality of education.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/16/quality-of-education-to-be-achieved-at-capital-schoolsdr-fazal/


AIOU to launch a ‘Motivation Campaign’ to increase enrolment

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has decided to launch a motivation campaign to bring a maximum number of people in educational net. It has already set a target to increase its annual student’s enrollment to 1.4 million.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-16/lahore/4691/19539


HEC asked to design new website by taking onboard Education Ministry

Minister of State for Education Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman on Wednesday directed the Higher Education Commission (HEC) chairman to design a new website with the proposed name of ‘Learning Opportunities Abroad’ and link it with the websites of HEC and the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-16/lahore/4692/19522


Minister proposes provision of Rs2 Billion to Public Universities

Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Engineer Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman has proposed the provision of Rs2 billion to the public sector universities to create endowment funds.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/128255-Minister-proposes-provision-ofRs2-billion-to-public-universities


Protest by students of Federal University

Students of federal University Protested against an increase in fees, lack of water facility and poor condition of the building. They demanded to improve the condition of University building and cut down the fees structures.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103577819&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160616


Building of more rooms in federal schools

It is decided to build additional rooms in federal schools. These rooms will build during summer vacations. Education reform programs are completing according to deadlines.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103577472&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160616


Admission target of Open University

Open University for promoting education in rural and underdeveloped areas of Pakistan set a target of annual admission to be 14 million. To achieve this target Vice Chancellor of the University ordered in different regional offices of University to increase 10% admissions in August Session.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2016-06-16/page-2


IIU staff body gets new office-bearers

International Islamic University President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh has assured the newly elected office-bearers of the University Staff Welfare Association of his full support and cooperation and said all efforts would be made for the welfare of staff members.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/128257-IIU-staff-body-gets-new-office-bearers


Over 450 NCHD posts vacant

The National Commission for Human Development is severely understaffed with more than 450 positions awaiting appointments long. Established by the government in 2002, the NCHD is a statutory autonomous federal body with the mission to transform the people's lives by improving their access to basic education and healthcare in the country’s poorest communities.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/128259-Over-450-NCHD-posts-vacant


Held at airport: IIUI head seeks release of consignment

The head of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) is ‘dateless’ and wants the Islamabad High Court to rectify the situation. His 350 kg consignment of Saudi dates was held at Islamabad airport due to problems with the paperwork.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1123612/held-airport-iiui-head-seeks-release-consignment/


New strategy: AIOU targets 10% increase in admissions

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has decided to launch a motivational campaign for bringing a maximum number of people into the education net and set a target to increase its annual student enrollment to 1.4 million.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1123627/new-strategy-aiou-targets-10-increase-admissions/




Examination invigilators still unpaid

Due to the negligence of education department, thousands of paper checking teachers and exam invigilators of final exams of 5th and 6th class 2016 are still didn’t get their payments.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-16-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_01.gif


Notice of irregularly in hiring of headmasters

Provincial Secretary Education Fazal has taken the notice of irregularly in hiring school headmaster. A committee has been formed to resolve the issue.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-16-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_08.gif


Children of Nursery class are not regular students

Education department denied the fact that children of nursery class are not considered as regular students.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103577836&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160616


Punjab Literacy Dept to initiate classes for grown-ups

Under the directives from Punjab Government, the Literacy Department has decided to initiate classes for grown-up students at 200 primary schools situated in Rawalpindi district. The process of the start of classes will commence after Eid. In this regard, the Literacy Department in collaboration with the Education Department Rawalpindi has been granted individual rights to organize separate classes at 200 primary schools scheduled in the evening timings.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/16/punjab-literacy-deptt-to-initiate-classes-for-grown-ups/



Funds allocated for agriculture, education will be spent on OLMT Project: Elahi

Pakistan Muslim League (PML) senior leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has criticized the provincial budget and said that funds allocated for agriculture, education and health will also be eaten up by Orange Line Train. He expressed these views while addressing a press conference along with MPAs Amir Sultan Cheema, Vickas Hassan Mokal, and Ahmad Shah Khagga as well as Dr. Azeemuddin Lakhvi at his residence.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/06/16/national/funds-allocated-for-agriculture-education-will-be-spent-on-olmt-project-elahi/



South Punjab allocations: Infrastructure & education get the biggest share

Rs173 billion has been allocated for development projects in south Punjab in the provincial budget. Projects prioritized in the budget include the Metro Bus Transit System in Multan, establishment of Khawaja Farid Engineering Information Technology University.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1123676/south-punjab-allocations-infrastructure-education-get-biggest-share/


Teachers reject budget & call it ‘insufficient’

The teaching community hailing from both public and private sectors has rejected the education budget allocated for the fiscal year (FY) 2016-17 terming it insufficient. The Punjab government has allocated Rs 312 billion for education this year which is 19 percent of the total budget of Rs 1,681 billion for the province.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/06/16/national/teachers-reject-budget-call-it-insufficient/


TEVTA to send 3000 trained manpower to Malaysia

Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) signed a MoU with ACOR Manpower Resources to send its 3000 trained manpower to Malaysia annually. This MoU was signed by Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh and Chief Executive Officer ACOR Manpower Resources Ch. Farhan here at TEVTA Secretariat. Chief Operating Officer Jawad Ahmed Qureshi and other TEVTA officers were also present on this occasion.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/16/tevta-to-send-3000-trained-manpower-to-malaysia/



Increase in education budget

PML (N) MPA, Uzma Bukhari has said that education budget has been increased by 47% as compared to last year’s allocation. In the remaining two years of PML-N government, health and education would be given special priority.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-06-16/11472/11.jpg


Govt. asked for the implementation of ‘Maar Nahin Pyaar’

Justice Shams Mehmood of Lahore High court has asked the government to submit a reply for the implementation of notification about ‘Maar nahin pyaar’ in the schools.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-06-16/11475/schoolo.jpg


LUMS ranked no 1 university

The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has jumped 50 places since last year to reach a No.1 position in Pakistan and 111 positions in Asia according to QS World University Rankings 2016.
This year, LUMS has shown a significant improvement from the ranking in previous years; it was at 161 positions in 2015, 181 in 2014, between 191 – 200 in 2013 and 251 – 300 in 2012.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/16/lums-ranked-no-1-university/


Donation for special children school

The Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has announced a Rs100 million donation to establish a ‘Little Angels’ Home’ at Sialkot Cantonment for the local children with special needs. At a fundraising ceremony, SCCI President retired Maj Mansur Ahmed said on Thursday the project would be completed by the SCCI and the army.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1265114/donation-for-special-children-school




Teachers’ pivotal role for development in education sector lauded

Teachers play a pivotal role in the development and progress of the society and community. This was stated by the Dean of Karachi University’s Faculty of Education, Prof Dr. Shagufta Shahzadi, on Wednesday. She was addressing a ceremony on completion of four years of Faculty of Education, University of Karachi. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/16/teachers-pivtol-role-for-development-in-education-sector-lauded/



Course of B.Ed. Program

Professor Dr.Shugufta expressed her views in a ceremony she said that teachers play a key role in the progress of community and society. She further told that course of B.Ed. the program is composed on a national level.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/06-16-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_14.gif



Seminar on Climate change

Hamdard University and Ministry of Climate Change Jointly organized a seminar on ‘Climate change’ on the campus of Hamdard University.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103577266&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160616


‘A school of thought has ended’

Scholar Dr. Aslam Farrukhi’s death on Wednesday saddened book lovers in general and the writers’ community of the country in particular. Talking to Dawn, Prof Sahar Ansari said: “Dr. Sahib’s younger brother Anwar Ahsan Siddiqui was a dear friend of mine.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1265084/a-school-of-thought-has-ended


Sindh govt to sack over 500 ‘ghost employees’ of KMC schools

The Sindh government is likely to remove over 500 ‘ghost employees’ working in various schools being run by the Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) soon, Daily Times has learned. Local Government Secretary Baqaullah Unar constituted a committee headed by Additional Secretary Ghulam Abbas Detho to personally visit and interview all the employees of all the towns of the metropolis so that ghost ones could be exposed.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-16/lahore/4684/19616


Mirpurkhas BISE controller of exams removed

Mirpur­khas Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) chairman Barkat Ali Hyderi on Wednesday finally succeeded in implementing an order issued by the competent authority to replace its controller of examination after months of political expediency that had been disturbing the board’s affairs.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1265094/mirpurkhas-bise-controller-of-exams-removed




Higher Education in dire straits 

Not a single Pakistani University failed to reach the top 100 ranked universities in Asia, according to the education analyst Quacquarelli Symonds. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) topped the list of Pakistani universities appearing at 111th place in Asia, while the National University of Sciences and Technology trailed behind at 112th place.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-06-16/lahore/4689/19552


Study with diligence By Dr. Nausheen Imran

Almost all the children in this world feel disenchanted and sleepy while studying. Parents are naturally worried about this issue because children often find it difficult to consistently focus on education.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-06-16/11475/DR%204.jpg


Letters to Editors


Illiteracy in Pakistan

With a population of more than 180 million, Pakistan bears the burden of one of the most illiterate countries in Asia. About half of the male population is illiterate and two third of the female population can’t even write their names. Generally, the degree of matriculation classifies a person as being literate. In our surrounding region, Pakistan with its 58.7% literacy rate is even lower than Nepal and Bangladesh, which have literacy rates of 64.7 and 61.5 percent respectively.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/16/illiteracy-in-pakistan/


Education: A major Issue

Education is an essential ingredient for the development of a nation. It is an established fact that nations that have reached the heights of development and prosperity have done it by using education and information as a tool to do it. Education is simply an investment to achieve both human and economic development. But unfortunately, it is one of the biggest problems in Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/06/16/education-a-major-issue/


Lack of education

Education plays a vital role in the development of any society. The state of education in Pakistan is very dismal. This is perilous for our next generation.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-06-16/page-5/detail-0