17th april 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

KP government unanimously passes bill for free, compulsory education

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly on Friday passed the much awaited law binding the government to provide free and compulsory primary and secondary education to the children upto 16 years of age.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=15_04_2017_007_008  


Call to fill teachers’ post through NTS

Candidates for teachers’ post in Fata have urged the government to fill the vacancies through NTS to curb political influence in the recruitments.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=15_04_2017_007_003

CCTV cameras to be installed in exam centres

The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Malakand, plans to install CCTV cameras in the examination centres to curb cheating during the intermediate examinations.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_04_2017_007_005

Teachers warn of protest

Leaders of the All Teachers Coordination Council on Sunday asked Chief Minister Pervez Khattak to meet their demands or else they would stage a protest rally and sit-in outside the provincial assembly building on April 20th.

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/4-17-2017/page4.asp

Free bags, books and uniforms distributed

A Karachi based welfare organisation ‘New Bright Career Welfare’ on Sunday distributed 102 school uniforms, 25 bags and 200 notebooks among poor and destitute students.

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/4-17-2017/page4.asp    

Teachers demand transparency in recruitments

Private teachers from tribal Khyber Agency have demanded the authorities concerned to ensure merit and transparency in recruitment by reactivation of National Testing Service system in Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-15/lahore/10992/79635

Parents Day in Hangu School

Parents Day was held at Hangu One Sim Public High School and chief guest of the event of Member PTI, Dr Mushtaq.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-04-16/page-5

Education is important for the development of any nation: Bahadur Nawaz

Advocate Bahadur Nawaz expressed his views during an admissions drive at Government Primary School No.1.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-04-16/page-5

7% of the budget should be allocated to education: Jehanzeb Khan

Regional Manager SPARC, Jehanzeb Khan said that KP government should put an end to child labour and provide free and compulsory education to children.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104137854&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170415


Event held for Special Children

Ummah Welfare Association organised an event for special children on Saturday.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104137836&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170415




Finding solutions to college teachers’ problems is in our list of priorities, controller board

Provincial education minister Abdul Raheem Ziar addressed the issues of teachers at the BPLA office and assured that a solution is on the way.


Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/300023-todays-print-city-news


Measures will be taken to stop cheating in the intermediate papers

Controller examination said that all measures will be taken to stop cheating in the examination centers. The measures include banning mobile phones etc


Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/300026-todays-print-city-news


Mission to provide quality education in the province will be made successful at any cost, director schools

Director Schools Balochistan, Muhammad Rafeeq Tareen said that quality education is the mission and for that teachers have been hired on merit along with other measures.


Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/300029-todays-print-city-news




Peira chief to run FDA affairs temporarily

The Private Educational Institution Regulatory Framework (PEIRA) chairman will temporarily run the Federal Directorate of Education in addition to his current responsibilities.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=15_04_2017_153_006


55% decrease in OOSC in ICT: Baligh Ur Rehman

Minister of  Federal Education and Professional and Technical Training, Baligh ur Rehman said that OOSC decreased by 23% in Punjab, 10% in KPK, 7% in Azad kashmir whereas no difference was seen in Sindh.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-04-15/page-12/detail-44


Budget to be presented on May 26: Dar

Minister for Finance Muhammad Ishaq Dar on Sunday said that the federal budget for fiscal 2017-18 would be presented on May 26, 2017. He said that foreign objection to the role of Pakistan Army in the census exercise was unacceptable.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/199091-Budget-to-be-presented-on-May-26-Dar






Headstart School wins robotics championship

A school robotics competition was held on the Kuri Campus of the Headstart School here. Thirty teams from different universities and schools participated in the event, the biggest one of its kind in the country.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/199011-Headstart-School-wins-robotics-competition


107 computer labs to be established in girls’ educational institutions: Tariq

State Minister for CADD, Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhary informed National Assembly that 107 computer labs will be established in girls’ educational institute of the federal capital.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201704/16/page09.php


Pakistan’s education sector is besieged by travails and tribulations

A complex range of issues exist at all tiers of education in Pakistan and immense challenges await policy makers, educationists, researchers and academics.

Complete story: https://issuu.com/abidoon/docs/epaper-lhr_16-04-17/14


Teachers protest on 19th April

Teachers are going to protest on 19th April in the federal capital due to certain problems being faced by them such as instead of taking classes, teachers are now asked to collect data of Out-of-school children.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-04-17/page-3/detail-25  


Parents, teachers and schools’ admin should focus on educating and nurturing our younger generation: Rahat Qadoosi

CEO Muhammed Ali Jinnah Public School, Rahat Qadoosi said that our children will be responsible of making our nation proud in the coming future.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-04-17/page-2/detail-21


300 junior teachers still awaiting time scale promotions

300 primary teachers are still awaiting their promotions.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-04-15/page-3/detail-19

Students urged to understand, accept diversity

Experts and educationists on Sunday shared their opinion to raise awareness on the importance of early learning and development for future generations, besides asking students to accept diversity in the society – be it religious, cultural or linguistic.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-17/lahore/11032/79957



Roots IVY and Millennials annual convocation

Roots Flagship Millennium Campus I-9/3 Islamabad, held its annual High Achievers Ceremony 2017 at Jinnah Convention Centre.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201704/16/page09.php  





Teach students how to behave at schools: experts

Experts and educationists on Sunday pressed on the need for early learning and diversity in society - be it religious, cultural or linguistic.

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/4-17-2017/page5.asp


FGEI students awarded medals, certificates

An All Pakistan Excellence Awards Ceremony was held at FG Sir Syed Public School Rawalpindi, under the auspices of Federal Government Educational Institutes Directorate on Friday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201704/15/page02.php


PEIRA to take steps for quality education, student’s welfare

Chairman PEIRA, Hasnat Qureshi has said that all necessary steps for the promotion of quality education in private schools and students welfare would be taken soon.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201704/15/page03.php


Shortage of teachers in Federal Public School, Murree

Due to lack of teachers, the student’s future is under stake.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-04-16/page-4



Punjab govt seeks help from parents and teachers to devise strategy

The ministerial committee for devising strategy to keep the educational institutions free of drugs held its second meeting at the directorate of staff development here on Friday.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/198918-Punjab-govt-seeks-help-from-parents-and-teachers-to-devise-strategy


The government is taking adequate measures for improvement of education: Jahangir Khazada

Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Jahangir Khanzada said that CM Shehbaz Sharif has provided all the necessary facilities to schools in order to improve quality of education.


Imran inaugurates school for special children

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said serving others is the height of humanity and only those who make selfless service live even after their deaths.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/198834-Imran-inaugurates-school-for-special-children


New washrooms needed to all public schools: School Education Department

School Education Department has taken strict notice of schools without washrooms.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-04-16/page-2

LUMS VC calls for adopting policy of uniform curriculum

Vice Chancellor Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Sohail Naqavi called for implementing uniform education curriculum policy in the government and private sector with a view to end the class-based education in the country.

Complete Story: http://epaper.brecorder.com/2017/04/16/5-page/867348-news.html


Teacher turns ‘tormentor’ of school children

A primary school teacher allegedly beat her five young students, locked them up in a room and struck their names off the rolls on suspicion of their involvement in stealing her mobile phone.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=15_04_2017_178_001


Teacher fractures young student’s arm

A Class-III student had his left arm fractured allegedly due to physical torture by his school teacher as a punishment for not memorising his lesson.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=15_04_2017_178_002


PPA to serve food to schoolchildren

Chairman Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA), Dr Abdul Karim said on Saturday that in an effort to raise nutrition levels and remove the deficiency among the children, PPA has planned to serve food (chicken and eggs) to the students of a number of government schools in Punjab with billions of rupees funds.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201704/16/page18.php  



Education uplift

Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Bosan on Sunday said that the government was taking practical for improving the education sector.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201704/17/page02.php


DHA Education System - High Achievers Award Ceremony

DHA Education System organised an impressive ceremony to honour the high achievers of DHA Education System.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201704/15/page18.php


Students forced to become sweepers

The students of Govt boys Christian High Secondary School Sialkot Cantt are forced to do duties of sweepers during the school timing.


Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-04-16/page-22


Govt take pragmatic steps for education promotion,Boson

The federal government believes in practical and taking pragmatic measures for the development and promotion of education sector, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Bosan claimed.


Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-17/page-22/detail-2


School enrolment drive kicks off

The Education Department launched the month-long enrolment campaign in the tehsil to ensure 100 percent enrolment of children in schools.


Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-17/page-22/detail-9


Teacher suspended for torturing student: The district education authority has suspended a teacher for subjecting a student of class 5 to severe torture.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=17_04_2017_177_007


Fund raiser for special persons: The Lahore Businessmen Association for Rehabilitation of Disabled (LABARD) held its annual fundraising dinner at local hotel. The funds generated from the event will be used to provide and facilitate free counselling services, medical treatment, education, and vocational training and employment opportunities to persons with disabilities.  

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/198995-Fund-raiser-for-special-persons


Our children are our future: Mehmood Bhatti

Pakistani-French fashion designer, Mehmood Bhatti during an event organised by National Society for Mentally and Emotionally Handicapped Children, said that if such children are properly taken care of, then they will never leave their country.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-16/page-4/detail-14



Demolished Jufelhurst School declared protected last year

The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) recorded on Friday a statement of the provincial heritage department’s deputy director, Abdul Fatah Shaikh, who said the Jufelhurst School building demolished in the Soldiers Bazaar area last week had been declared protected last year.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/198645-Demolished-Jufelhurst-School-declared-protected-last-year




37 schools closed in Malir, dozens of teachers without jobs

Schools under NGOs are closed  due to lack of funds.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2017-04-17/page-2


Over 180,000 students to appear in inter exams

The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) on Friday announced the 2017 exam schedule for Higher Secondary School Certificate, parts I and II scheduled to be held in two phases from April 28.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/198651-Over-180000-students-to-appear-in-inter-exams


Cheating goes with full impunity in matriculation exam

Despite Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah's strict orders to control cheating during the tenth grade examinations, the officials of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) could not stop the practice in the ongoing examinations, Daily Times has learnt.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-16/lahore/11011/79759


Samaro: Girls’ high school lacks basic facilities

The oldest and the most important girls high school in district Samaro lacks facilities such as furniture, water, electricity and washrooms etc.

Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/299843-todays-print


Educational institutes need to focus on morals along with education: Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair, at an event at the Baithak school said that there is an urgent need of moral education in school due to the recent events that have led to educated people lynching an individual.


Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/299842-todays-print


WWF-Pakistan hosts Nature Carnival for raising environmental awareness

World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) Pakistan celebrated its 18th Nature Carnival 2017 with unprecedented support as thousands of people including children, parents, students and teachers attended the event at Maritime Museum, Karachi on Sunday. Participants engaged in eco-friendly games, quiz competitions, and enjoyed live music performances, puppet shows, lucky dip and other activities set up by WWF-Pakistan. This year the event was sponsored by English Biscuit Manufactures (EBM).

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-17/lahore/11031/79944





Historic school demolished, notices issued to secretary education and other concerned departments

Sindh High Court has issued notices to Secretary Education, IG Sindh, DG Sindh Building Control Authority, Advocate general Sindh and many others for the demolished school in Soldier bazaar.


Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/298931-todays-print


Chairman Matric board deserves an applauded for successfully holding the annual exams

Chief of Private Schools association applauded the Chairman matric board, on an event at the head office, DHA.


Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/298904-todays-print


Inter examinations will be taken in two shifts: Exams for grade 11th and 12th that are to be commenced from 28th April, will be done in two shifts, according to the board chairman.


Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/298911-todays-print


Matric Sciences’ examinations started: Over 300,000 students appearing, section 144 implemented and vigilance teams to be deployed.


Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2017-04-16/page-2


Loadshedding should be stopped during school hours, Haji Ansar Baig Qadri: Pakistani children are not less than anyone, they only need to be provided with the right platform.


Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2017-04-16/page-3


Teachers unpaid for 5 years protest: Hired in 2012, 3,600 teachers and non teaching staff still unpaid.


Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2017-04-15/page-2#top_anchor



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