17th November 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Speedy construction of Boys College demanded

Old and young people of Darra Pezu have demanded that work be initiated as early as possible on a boys degree college, approved for the area by the previous government. They also called for the control of environmental pollution caused by the Lucky Cement Factory.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?storyText=17_11_2016_183_008

Protest against closure of varsity campus

Chitral Students Association staged a protest on Wednesday, against the closure of the Booni Campus of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University in Chitral.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-17/lahore/7856/50046



Turkish teachers protest for visa extension

Turkish teachers, their Pakistani colleagues and parents of students held a protest demonstration yesterday, against the government’s decision to not extend visa for Turkish teachers.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-17/page-1/detail-8



Teaching allowance

Finance Minister, Muzaffar Said, has said that teachers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will receive a teaching allowance to enhance their level of motivation and ultimately, the educational outcomes in province. He said this in a meeting with the All Primary Teachers’ Association. 

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103862855&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161117


‘Inspectorate of Education soon to analyse performance of schools’

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad Atif Khan has said the provincial government is establishing “Inspectorate of Education” to analyse performance of the schools from all aspects.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-17-2016/page3.asp


Innovation Summit begins at UET Peshawar

The Annual and Innovation Summit, 2016 began at UET Peshawar on Wednesday with delegates from all over the country including academics and industrialists and government participated in the opening ceremony.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/17/national.php


Visually impaired student steals the show at UoP Poetry Session

A visually impaired students stole the show at annual Pashto poetry recitation session of University of Peshawar by presenting his heart touching poem here on Wednesday.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1296865/visually-impaired-student-steals-the-show-at-uop-poetry-session



District Education Office personnel visit schools

District Management Committee of District Education Office has visited the Government Girls’ High School Shah Noor and Girls’ High School Alam Khan. They transferred the absent and irresponsible teachers and head mistress.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103862426&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161117


Security Measures at educational institutes

Leader Dotani Qoumi Ittehad, Sardar Gulab Khan Dotani, has stressed on the government to arrange security measures in all educational institutes of the province. Parents are reluctant to send their children in schools due to security threats.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103862401&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161117


Low standard of education in public institutes

Pashtun SF said that provincial government is responsible for the deteriorating condition of education in Balochistan. Government failed to provide basic facilities in schools. They appealed the education department to take notice of these issues.

Complete story:  http://e.jang.com.pk/11-17-2016/Quetta/page2.asp




Australia contributes 4.5 million dollars to WFP’s Education Programme in FATA

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a three year contribution of $4.5 million from the Australian Government to support food and nutrition security among displaced communities in Pakistan. Australia’s contribution will be used for WFP’s education programme in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Frontier Regions (FR).

Complete story http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/11/16/city/islamabad/australia-contributes-4-5-million-dollars-to-wfps-education-programme-in-fata/


Merit List of Medical Students

AJK Joint Admission Committee displayed the merit list of medical students who seek admission in different medical colleges. District Punch was on top of the merit list. 

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-17&edition=ISL&id=2739991_88092025






Tourism Department to be set up in all leading universities

A Department of Tourism and Hospitality will be set up in all the leading universities. This was stated by the Managing Director, PTDC, Chaudry Abdul Ghafoor Khan, while addressing a seminar held at the Higher Education Commission, Peshawar on Wednesday.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-17/lahore/7857/50028



FDE set to get new director general next month

Speculations among the officials of the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) regarding the appointment of its new chief, appear to be on the verge of being abolished, as the administration has already proposed a nominee for the slot, Daily Times has learnt reliably.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-17/lahore/7857/50026


Future of Pak-Turk Schools

The government seems to have revised its strategy to address the issue of Pak-Turk schoosl operating in Pakistan, in the aftermath of political upheaval in Turkey, where failed attempts were made to stage a coup by a section of Turkish armed forces.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/17/comments-1.php


Islamic Varsity Faculty, students protest against administration’s inaction

International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) faculty members have protested at the varsity on Wednesday, over the administration’s failure to take action against a professor accused of professional harassment.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611170242&EN_ID=11201611170078&EMID=11201611170038



Teachers mount court challenge

According to the petition, Turkish teachers applied for visa extension on June 22, but the federal government, without giving any valid reason, rejected that application on Nov 11. “Not only our application for visa extension was turned down we were also directed to leave the country by Nov 14,” says the petition.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611170305&EN_ID=11201611170108&EMID=11201611170048




Turkish INGO Maarif to Run Pak-Turk Schools

The Interior Ministry has registered Maarif Foundation, a subsidiary of the Turkish government, as international non-governmental organisation (INGO), thus paving the way to transfer administrative control of 23 Pak-Turk schools and colleges from Pak-Turk Education to this newly registered entity in line with the demand of the Turkish government, sources told The News here on Wednesday.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-17-2016/page2.asp




CADD seeks US Support For FDE restructuring

The Capital Administration and Development Division has sought the US support to build the capacity of Islamabad's government school teachers and restructuring of the Federal Directorate of Education.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-17-2016/page14.asp


The City School hosts Educational Expo

Over 30 international and local universities and educational entities including Forman Christian College, Greenwich University, ABN Overseas Education, and Skyline University College supported College Night 2016 that aims to bridge a critical gap between Pakistani students' academic aspirations and their pursuit of higher education.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-17-2016/page14.asp


IU Seminar marks World Tolerance Day

Iqra University (IU), in collaboration with the Shifa Foundation, marked World Tolerance Day on Wednesday, says a press release. The event included poster competition among the students and was followed by a seminar, which included presentations from experts of Shifa Foundation.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-17-2016/page20.asp


Increased number of foreign qualified students

It has been reported that the number of students who were granted admission to universities aboard has increased by 138% during last 15 years. 

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-17-2016/lahore/pic.asp?picname=1527.gif


Library in Islamabad by CADD

CADD minister Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, has said that we are putting our efforts to promote quality education here. He said this in a meeting with American Councilor of Public Affairs. He also said that CADD will provide land for the establishment of a library in Islamabad.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-17&edition=ISL&id=2739550_51629552


Computer teachers in FDE-Run Schools not paid for two years

Two years on, the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) is yet to resolve the issue of unpaid teachers and staff, who were hired in 2012 for running 11 computer labs in various technical institutions.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1296843/computer-teachers-in-fde-run-schools-have-not-been-paid-for-two-years





Shahbaz ‘unhappy’ at Transfer of `slack` teachers to remote areas

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is not impressed by the school education department`s decision to send 300 head teachers to remote areas for their `poor performance`, wondering if it is a punishment for them (teachers) or students.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?storyText=17_11_2016_002_006



Demotion of 300 teachers ordered

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has approved Punjab Education Standard Development Authority, which will be responsible for certification of teachers, and directed demotion of 300 head-teachers, who underperformed with respect to a defined set of performance measurement criteria.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-17-2016/page13.asp



UMT Holds Annual Job Fair to accommodate students

University of Management and Technology (UMT) organised its annual 'Career Fair 2016' on Wednesday, under the theme of 'Campus to Corporate'. A large number of fresh graduates and other students flooded the venue in order to submit their resumes and to kick start their professional careers.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-17/lahore/7867/50085


Thomson Reuters acknowledges PU’s research progress

Thomson Reuters, which maintains Web of Science, an online subscription-based scientific citation indexing service that provides a comprehensive citation search, has acknowledged progress of Punjab University in the field of research.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/17/national.php


SLS school celebrates World Cities Day

The United Nations designated October 31st as World Cities Day to encourage the international community to take interest in the effects of urbanisation. The students of the SLS, Tufail Road branch made and displayed projects reflecting the theme of sustainability in the urbanisation of cities.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-17-2016/page14.asp


Chinese Language Courses in TEVTA Institutes

China will send its master trainers to teach Chinese at Tevta institutes. These trainers will teach Chinese language classes to the general public, in major cities across the province of the Punjab and business sector’s executives at Lahore.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-17-2016/page20.asp


Remote areas to have qualified teachers

Remote areas in Punjab will now have qualified and trained teachers as the present policy of sending under-performing teachers to these areas under punishment has been reversed under instructions from Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-11-17/page-5/detail-4


Teachers call for rights

Several educators, who were recruited on contract basis and then regularised after some years, have approached the Education Department to count their contractual service, grant increments and other benefits under the court judgments.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-11-17/page-5/detail-0


CM pledges provision of quality education on Students Day

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, in his message on International Students’ Day, has said that the purpose of celebrating this day is to highlight the importance of students and education in the society.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-11-17/page-5/detail-5


1126 Prisoners passed exams

The 1126 prisoners of Rawalpindi Adyala Prison has passed the elementary examination conducted by the literacy centre. This was the initiative of Punjab government to promote and enhance literacy rate among prisoners. 

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-17&edition=ISL&id=2739835_56356825


Facilitating Students: Pak-China Desk Set Up at UVAS

The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences’ (UVAS) Pharmacology and Toxicology Department has set up a Pak-China Desk at the City Campus. Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Prof Dr SHI Zhengli inaugurated the Pak-China Desk.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611170043&EN_ID=11201611170012&EMID=11201611170004



PAF Academy wins GCU Declamation Contest

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Academy Risalpur has won the 36th All Pakistan Allama Muhammad Iqbal Bilingual Declamation Contest hosted by Government College University Debating Society (GCUDS).

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-17-2016/page14.asp


Special Committee to review security at schools and shrines

The special committees have been constituted to review security arrangements in the educational institutions and shrines and recommend fresh measures to thwart threats of the terrorist attacks in their premises.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-17-2016/page13.asp


FAPUASA protests undue involvement of HEC in universities’ affairs

Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) has strongly protested the undue involvement of HEC in the affairs of the universities and has showed reservations on the role of HEC in the endorsement of TTS faculty members.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/17/lahore.php





More pleas in medical admission policy case

Private medical colleges have also approached the Lahore High Court against the federal government’s policy of regulation of admission to private colleges since the court suspended the policy’s notification

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1296816/more-pleas-in-medical-admission-policy-case






US-supported school inaugurated in Rohri

US Consul-General Grace W. Shelton and Sindh Minister for Education Jam Mahtab Hussain Dahar on Wednesday inaugurated a school in Rohri, district Sukkur that was constructed with the support of the United States government through the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/165543-US-supported-school-inaugurated-in-Rohri


Mahmudabad's Nyaaa School waiting for government’s attention

The building of Norwegian Government Secondary School, situated in Mahmudabad Colony is in shabby condition due to the sheer negligence of School Education Department Sindh ,while students of the school are deprived of many basic facilities, Daily Times learnt on Wednesday.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-17/lahore/7868/50075


Garbage burning perturbs KU teachers

Like rest of the city, open-air burning of garbage has become a common practice in Karachi University (KU), where a number of teachers have recently complained about it to the administration. 

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?storyText=17_11_2016_118_005


Prof Bhutta gets award

Professor Zulfiqar A. Bhutta presently heading the Aga Khan University`s Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health has been honoured with the World Academy of Sciences 2016 TWAS Prize in medical sciences.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?storyText=17_11_2016_118_002





Tales of Politics and Science by Naveed Iftekhar

King Sejong of the Choson Dynasty of Korea in the 15th century is remembered today for his extraordinary support for the scientific development and inventions in the areas of astronomy, agriculture, metals, and geography.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611170054&EN_ID=11201611170015&EMID=11201611170007


Higher Education and Nepotism by Salman Abid

Though primary education is the basic issue in education sector of Pakistan. Because government failed to achieve targets in primary education due to the weak political commitment, poor resource management and many other reasons. Higher Education also faces the same kind of issues. 

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103863625&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20161117


Pak-Turk Schools Saga

TURKEY’S President Erdogan is a welcome and honoured guest to Pakistan this week and we hope his visit will deepen investment and development ties between the two countries.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1296730/pak-turk-schools-saga


The Pak-Turk Schools

In a move that is perhaps unsurprising given that the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is currently visiting Pakistan, the Interior Ministry has asked the Turkish nationals that work at the chain of Pak-Turk schools to leave the country by November 20th.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611170052&EN_ID=11201611170014&EMID=11201611170008



Letters to the Editor

Female Education

The number of female population is higher than male population in Pakistan that’s why their education can bring a big and positive impact on the society. Hence, they need special attention for the access to quality education.

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Private Schools and Unexperienced Teaches 

A significant number of the children are enrolled in private educational institutes in Pakistan. But due to the lack of proper regularization of this sector, they are not paying attention towards the provision of quality of education. 

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