17 April 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Govt urged to promote principals, subject specialists

The All Subject Specialists Association has demanded of the government to promote principals and senior subject specialists of higher secondary schools as per the recommendations of the provincial selection board.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=17_04_2015_183_005

Parents of APS victims demand judicial inquiry

Addressing the parents and relatives of the victims of Army Public School (APS), said they had been demanding “an independent” judicial inquiry into APS tragedy to determine failure of the concerned people that led the loss of precious lives.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-313164-Parents-of-APS-victims-demand-judicial-inquiry




Govt reopens schools in militancy-affected Akakhel after six years

The government has reopened the schools in Akakhel area in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency after a break of six long years.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-313263-Govt-reopens-schools-in-militancy-affected-Akakhel-after-six-years




President calls for handing over primary education to women

President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday called for handing over the primary schooling to women in oder to bring an overall improvement in country’s education sector.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=262176




Public denied education at public schools

Most public schools in the capital, offering relatively better quality education, are refusing admissions to students at the beginning of the new academic session. At most schools, dozens of parents can be seen arguing with school administrators.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=17_04_2015_153_001


Students start academic year sans textbooks

The students of FDE’s run institutions have still not received their complete textbooks on the 4th day of their classes after starting of new academic year.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-04-17/page-14/detail-10


Pakistan fails to meet MDGs on child rights

Though provinces have announced handsome budgets for the education sector, non-developmental expenditures consumed a major part of the allocations. There were 13 million out-ofschool children in Punjab, 6.1 million in Sindh, 2.4 in KP and 1.77 million in Balochistan.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=17_04_2015_152_005



Teachers protest against PEC for announcing bogus results

Punjab Teachers Union city chapter on Thursday staged a protest rally on Murree Road against Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) for declaring bogus results of primary and middle classes during which hundreds of students were announced fail.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-04-17/page-14/detail-5




Deputationists: FST seeks reply from education ministry

Federal Services Tribune (FST) has stopped the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training from appointing an officer on deputation in National Education Assessment System (NEAS) instead of appointing a subject specialist.

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Two new colleges approved for Dhamial

Punjab government has accorded approval for the construction of one women and one boys’ college in Rawalpindi, Dhamial. Grant amounting to Rs 230 million has been released to the Rawalpindi Directorate of Colleges.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/17-Apr-2015/two-new-colleges-approved-for-dhamial


Action against teachers working at government and private institutions

Higher Education Commission decided to detect the lecturers and professors who are double-timing working at government and private educational institutions. Teachers union supported this government movement.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-04-17/page-12/detail-1


Strengthening IT of Rawalpindi Board

Chairman Rawalpindi Education Board had a meeting with All Private Schools Management Associations. He announced that board is strengthening the IT system and introducing online student registration system. He said that for this purpose they have recruited the staff on merit.

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‘PBM told to vacate special children’s facilities’

The National Special Education Centre for Mentally Retarded Children (NSEC) will soon regain possession of a hostel and ground which are occupied by Pakistan Baitul Mal (PBM).

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AIOU expedites mailing of books to its 0.7 million students

Allama Iqbal Open University(AIOU) has so far dispatched books and allied materials to more than 45 thousands students enrolled in PTC programme for the Semester Spring, 2015 and the books to students of FA programme are being sent from Thursday.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/17-Apr-2015/aiou-expedites-mailing-of-books-to-its-0-7-million-students



RIS initiates partnership with Turkish universities

The Roots International School (RIS) has initiated partnerships with Turkey’s leading academic institutions — Bilgi University and Fatih University.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-313177-RIS-initiates-partnership-with-Turkish-universities


QAU, SZAB Medical University sign MoU for health research

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) and Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (SZAB) Medical University signed an MoU here to carry out research in the field of health sciences.

Complete story: www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-313178-QAU-SZAB-Medical-University-sign-MoU-for-health-research


Students awarded degrees

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CllT) Wah Campus held its 70th convocation in which 172 students were awarded graduate and postgraduate degrees.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=17_04_2015_153_002


Honour for Professor Tanwir Khaliq

Professor Tanwir Khaliq, chairman of the department of surgery and controller of examination at Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (SZAB) Medical University-PIMS, has been awarded Fellowship Faculty of Surgical Trainers

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-313174-Honour-for-Professor-Tanwir-Khaliq


Two Vice Chancellors issue interrupting FUUAST

Dr Zafar Iqbal is the regular Vice Chancellor of Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology. The University unanimously rejected him and registered a petition to court against him but Dr Zafar Iqbal has taken stay order from court until decision. During his absence, Chancellor appointed Dr Salman D Muhammad as acting Vice Chancellor.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-17-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=416.gif


NAB to set up anti-corruption training academy, train IOs

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to train its incoming Investigation Officers (OIs) at Police Training College Sihala on modern lines and intends to establish its own Anti-Corruption Training Academy on the pattern of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-313254-NAB-to-set-up-anti-corruption-training-academy-train-IOs





225 new schools to be set up across Punjab

Punjab Education Foundation Chairman Qamarul Islam Raja said that the PEF is soon going to start 225 new schools through Public Private Partnership on different sites in different districts of the Punjab. These sites were identified by the Punjab School Education Department and proposed to the PEF to open schools through private partners.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/17-Apr-2015/225-new-schools-to-be-set-up-across-punjab


Student, two security guards injured in Lahore school firing incident

One student and two security guards were injured in a firing incident outside two schools in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpath area,

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/871374/student-two-security-guards-injured-in-lahore-school-firing-incident/


Parho Punjab, Barho Punjab

70,000 students in Dera Ghazi will be enrolled in school under the government’s ‘Parho Punjab, Barho Punjab’ education program.

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Education vital to curb extremism, ignorance

THE 78th convocation of Kinnaird College for Women was held here on Thursday in which the graduating students were awarded degrees.Addressing the ceremony, the education minister said the new generation would have to be equipped with education for coping with all challenges, including extremism, unemployment and ignorance being faced by the country.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-313140-Education-vital-to-curb-extremism-ignorance-minister




17-member PHEC notified

Punjab Higher Education Department has notified a 17-member commission of Punjab Higher Commission (PHEC). The PHEC chairperson Prof Dr Muhammad Nizamuddin, said a meeting of the commission would be convened soon to devise a comprehensive strategy for promotion of higher education and enhancing access in the province and ensuring relevance of research and development at par with national and international standards.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-313152-17-member-PHEC-notified





An orientation ceremony was organized at Punjab University’s Institute of Business and Information Technology (IBIT) on Thursday.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-313142-Orientation






Over 100 Inter students suffer as clerk decamps with exam fee

A clerk posted at the Govt Boys Degree College, Nausharo Feroze, allegedly misappropriated an amount of Rs250,000 he had collected from students as exam fee, the principal and professors at the college said on Thursday.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=17_04_2015_119_003


New curriculum to encourage religious freedom

The Aug 11, 1947 speech of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, in which he spelled out rights of minorities and called for an end to faith-based discrimination, is being incorporated in the curriculum on the directives of Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=17_04_2015_119_007


Funds delay at public school

Fund and salaries of employees have been ceased since last four months at “Public School Karachi West.” The school is facing poor infrastructure and lack of basic educational facilities including textbooks.

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Special material on security to schools

Additional IG Police Karachi sent special material on security of schools to the school owners. The material includes the security instructions.

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Cheating highlighted in last paper of Ninth Class

Monitoring teams of education board visited the matric examination centers and caught a number of students cheating during exam at Hyderabad, Sukkur and Larkana. They also caught fake candidates.

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MOU for providing free electricity to family Education Foundation

A memorandum of understanding was signed between Karachi Electric and Family Education Foundation. According to MOU Karachi Electric will provide free electricity to all schools of Family Education Foundation.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-17-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=08_08.gif


KU student’s sudden death casts doubts on hospital treatment

A student of the University of Karachi (KU) died on Wednesday evening apparently due to the failure of the doctors to figure out he was having a heart attack.

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American vice-principal of medical college shot at, wounded

Debra Lobo, vice principal of the Karachi Jinnah Medical and Dental College, was attacked by four suspected terrorists on two motorcycles attacked on Shaheed-i-Millat Road.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1176457/american-vice-principal-of-medical-college-shot-at-wounded












Education disaster by Zubeida Mustafa

GMR 2015 was launched last week and summed up the achievements of countries in the education sector. The score card is not too inspiring. The key finding is that only half of all countries have reached the goal of universal primary education. The report says 80 million more children are in school today than 15 years ago.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=17_04_2015_009_002


Letters to the editor


School building needed

A few years ago the building of Government Primary School, Arifabad, Sudhnoti district, AJK, collapsed, as a result of which students have been facing a host of problems and study in two rooms of a rest-house near Arifabad.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=17_04_2015_009_007


Students counseling

It seems imperative now that arrangements should be made for the youth of this grief-stricken national to undergo psychological counseling.

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2015-04-17/page-7


Academic censorship

Recently, a discussion on human rights violations in Balochistan was cancelled at the insistence of the state. Such onslaught on our academia cannot be allowed.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-11-313194-Academic-censorship

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Bunair, Children not enrolled to school, school head teacher fired

Bunair:  Government Primary School Badaal Head Teacher not enrolled the children in the school against this act Deputy Commissioner Bunair Khaista Rehman Khan take serious action & fired the Head Teacher from his services.

Complete story:  Daily Aaj, Peshawar, page #5


Primary teachers refused to educate fifth class

Peshawar: Including Peshawar the province some district primary teachers refused to give education to the 5th class. According to the sources in the new curriculum science, Math and English books are above the approach of the teacher for this reason they refused to give education to the students.

Complete story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102797704&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20150417


FATA teachers demanded to transfer Director Education

Bara:  FATA teachers end their boycott of the classes after assurance of FATA Secretariat assurance to send the up gradation cases of the teachers to SEFRON Islamabad but they demanded the transfer of the Director Education Fata.

Complete story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/index.php?Issue=PEW&page=6&date=2015-04-17


Lower Deer, Special Person school facing lack of facilities problem

Lower Deer: The students of the Special person school in Lower Deer facing lots of missing facilities problems.  The school building is on rent and situated at the third floor of the building and unsafe for the special persons. There is shortage of the rooms, staff and furniture for the students.  

Complete story: http://www.naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx


Kohat, In the case of harassment to the teacher & girls students accused arrested

Kohat: Police Station Usterzai lodged the F.I.R. against the accused who harassed the school teacher and students and arrest him.

Complete story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar page#8


People take interest in children enrollment campaign actively

Shangla:  Assistant Commissioner Poran  Shahid Khan said that the development is started from the education & education give standard to the person. For this reason the people of the Shangle play their due role in literacy development in District Shangla. He addressed in the Government High School Poran education department & Lasuna NGO joint education seminar.

 Complete story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar page#2


We tried to enroll the every children of the Nowshera in the School

Nowshera:  The Mian Jamshedud Din, Minister for Excise & Txation, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said during the inauguration ceremony of the Children Enrollment Campaign in Nowshera that PTI government desired the same curriculum in the province so the poor and rich difference eliminate. He said we tried our best to enroll the every children of the District Nowshera in the School.

Complete story:  Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, page #8




Eruption of copy culture is a necessity of time

Chaman: Chairman Chaman All Student Organization Abdul Qayoom and other said during FASC examination photo state shops are open in surroundings of examination center and superintendents are facilitating copy to examinees. He said we have to strive hard to stop copy culture.

Complete story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-04-17/page-2



Teacher’s absenteeism is unbearable in any condition

 Turbat: In a joint session of Department Education female section various officials said absenteeism of teachers is intolerable, for monitoring of schools high officials and elected representatives of area will jointly visit the schools for monitoring and evaluation.

Complete story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Primary school Kili Baghik Mandai is in dilapidated condition

Noshki: Mir Chakar Mandai of Mandai social forum said Primary school Kili Baghik Mandai is in dilapidated condition, no District education official is paying heed towards this issue.

Complete story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_5.html


Chief Justice should take notice for worst conditions of Baluchistan colleges

Quetta: Demand of taking notice is raised from chief justice on worst conditions of famous colleges of province; CJ should take notice of unavailability of basic facilities in colleges.

Complete story: Daily Jung, Quetta, page no: 02


With the power of Pen, Ignorance can be vanished

Quetta: Inam kakar of BSF said we as a nation has to divert our all attentions towards education if we want to include ourselves in developed nations.

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5 Teachers for 425 Students to teach

District Jamshoro: Government Primary School village Unar pur is running with five Teachers. These five Teachers are teaching 425 students. The Students protested against shortage of Teachers; whereas head Master of the school said Education department is sleeping and does not pay attention on shortage of Teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_17042015012744.jpg


Students protest for electricity in Schools

District Jacobabad: The Students of Government Primary School boys and Girls Ali Sher protested for the facility of electricity in the schools. They told media that since their construction schools are without that facility.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130260364&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150417


Middle School Students protested for SEMIS code

District Thatto: The students of government Middle School village Farsi Farm protested for SEMIS code of their school. They declared that since 123 years school is running without SEMIS code; and due to that students are kept aloof of getting Government Free books and furniture for the school.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130260324&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150417


Quiz Competition among College Students

District Kharipur Mirs: Quiz Competition was held at Government Degree College Pir Jo Goth. The best performers got prizes of trophy and net amount.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_17042015012744.jpg


Awami Jamori Party protests against copy culture

District Larkana: The members of Awami Jamhori Party stood against copy culture in Sindh and demanded for 10 years Education Emergency. They also demanded for closure of Schools based on single room and jobs in Education should be provided on merit basis.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130260223&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150417




Rally for promotion of Education

District Badin: Government Boys Primary School Arki Pithoro, in the leadership of E.D.O Mr. Haji Aman Ul Allah and Head Master of the School Mr. Muhammad Hassan Arisar, organized a rally for enhancement of interest of Education among students and parents. On the occasion E.D.O addressed the students and parents that they should take part in Education and become responsible citizen of the society.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130260319&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150417


Education Minister took notice of destruction of Primary School

District Jacobabad: Sindh Education Minister Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro took notice of the destruction of Girls Primary school building at village Arif Abad and has demanded for report from Director Schools. The school building was tumbled down by the influential landlord of the village on the reason of ownership of plot. On contact Mr. Khuhro told media that on one side they are engaged in restoration schools and on the other side people are busy in destruction of school buildings.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130260457&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150417


Gutters poured into School Building

District Sukkur: Government Primary School Pir Murad Shah colony is surrounded by the stagnant water of drainage. The residents have protested and told media that students have to face difficulty while attending school. They demanded from Government to take notice of the issue and resolve it on priority basis.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/April/17-04-2015/Page5/P5-23.jpg




Students protest against headmistress for extracting money

District Rahim Yar Khan: The DCO Rahim Yar Khan has received an application against Mrs. Shamim, Headmistress of Govt. Elementary School Badli Sharif Rajanpur Kalan is charging RS.200/- per student in the name of home economics activities.  She also has very insulting attitudes towards children.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-04-17/page-11  

Complete Story:  Daily Ausaf Multan, Page No.3


Summer schedule for schools issued

District Muzzaffargarh: EDO has issued summer schedule for school and all schools will start at 7:30 a.m. and girls schools will close at 1:15 p.m. and boys schools will close at 1:30 p.m.  The assembly time will be from 7:30 to 7:50 a.m.  and break time will be from 11:30 to 12:10 p.m.

Complete Story:  Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.6


Headmaster extorts RS.50,000/- for selling trees

District Khanewal: Some citizens have given an application to the DPO and RPO Khanewal that Headmaster of Govt. High School Olak Sindhoo extorted RS.50,000/- from them for selling them school tress, but the trees were never delivered and when the money was demanded back, the said headmaster threatened with dire consequences. 

Complete Story:  Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No.8


Girls School closed for many years

District Rahim Yar Khan: Govt. Girls Primary School Mouza Faizabad, Rukanpur has been closed for many years, the building has turned into ruins, parents demand appointment of teachers and opening of school.

Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.8