17th October 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

FATS’s socio-economic uplift linked to education - conference proceedings

Khar: Speakers at a conference held at the Government College of Management Sciences have stressed on the relationship between socio economic improvements of the FATA region with reforms in education. Speakers including the famed educationist, Professor Mohammad Armani, said that students, teachers and parents were all at fault for the lag in education in the FATA region and that there was a need for teachers and parents to undertake a greater sense of responsibility for the education of the youth in the area.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=17_10_2016_182_011

Mansehra’s education system in a deplorable condition according to Dawn report

Mansehra: The government schools of Manshera are reportedly in an appalling condition, lacking basic structural facilities and teachers, forcing parents to consider private schools in the area which are said to be substantially better. The local District Education Officer has said that he has issued notifications to absent teachers and advertised vacant positions, which will soon be filled based on tests conducted under the National Testing Service. He also stated that the issues of public schools in the area have been brought to the attention of the local and federal authorities but no action has been taken yet to improve the situation.

Complete story:  http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_10_2016_154_004


Cash incentives introduced for teachers, based on performance

Swabi: Based on a meeting held by the District Nazim, cash rewards of varying degrees for Middle and High School teachers will now be issued based on their performance in the current academic year. The Nazim stated that this will encourage teachers to improve the quality of education they are offering as well as motivate teachers from financially underprivileged backgrounds.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_10_2016_183_002


Government schools asked to provide details on use of allocated funds

Lakki Marwat: The district elementary and secondary education department has asked school heads to issue a detailed report explaining the use of government allocated funds(including those assigned for Parent Teachers Conventions) in order to promote a culture of transparency and accountability in the area.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/157499-Lakki-schools-asked-to-provide-funds-detail


KU announces admissions for programs in Design, Fine Arts and Architecture

Karachi: Admissions to 4 year undergraduate programs in Fine Arts, Design and Architecture are now open at the Karachi University. According to the official press release, candidates require at least 45% marks in their Intermediate examinations (from the last five years only) for them to be eligible for these programs.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/karachi/17-Oct-2016/ku-announces-admissions-plan


Dir Students Society ends its 8-day protest camp

Peshawar: Dir Students Society has ended its week long protest after being assured of one-time transport expenses coverage and being briefed fully on university admissions. The president of the society said that the group will continue to highlight the problems encountered by students of the area on every forum.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103799923&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20161015


Teachers to be recruited on the basis of NTS examination: City District Government

Peshawar: City District Government Peshawar has announced that all future recruitments for schools and colleges that fall within its domain will now be held on the basis of NTS examinations; the decision was made to bring all teacher recruitments in line with a standard merit policy across the province and to speed up the recruitment process without compromising on the education of students in these schools.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103803750&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20161017


Anti-Plagiarism workshop held at University of Agriculture Peshawar

Peshawar: A workshop was conducted at the University of Agriculture Peshawar to acquaint professors of different departments on how to avoid plagiarism in their research. They were also instructed on the Higher Education Commission’s guidelines regarding plagiarism.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103799912&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20161015


Women’s college inaugurated at Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM)

Mardan: University College of Women was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM), here in Mardan on Friday. The VC briefed the media that an estimate of Rs 120 million was spent on providing state of the art facilities at the women’s college, which was large enough to accommodate as many as 1500 women in the area, which is a welcome addition for female education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/women-college-building-inaugurated-in-mardan/


KP Government and British Council collaborate to conduct teachers’ training

Peshawar: The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is in the middle of formulating a plan to impart training to teachers on the use of English as a language of instruction in public schools. According to a local TV channel, Rs. 568.4 million are required for the milestone project, out of which more than 50% will be borne by the British Council.

Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/kp-govt-to-impart-training-to-schoolteachers/


Construction of additional blocks to be started soon at Hazara University

Mansehra: Construction of additional 8 blocks will be started soon in Hazara University. HEC has approved the funds worth 66 million. These blocks will be completed in one year.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-10-16&edition=ISL&id=2670865_30155045


Hindko mystic’s poetry book published

Peshawar: The Ghandara Hindko Academy has published a book of “charbaitas” or a special form of poetry, of great Hindko mystic saint Ghulam Deen Hazarvai.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-10-17/lahore/7217/43734


Degree College starts BS program for local students

Peshawar: The government degree college Bashkhali for boys at Mardan has commenced a 4-year BS Programme from October, 1 2016

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/16-Oct-16/degree-college-starts-bs-for-local-students


First ever university for FATA students opens on 24th at Darra

Peshawar: The classes at the first ever varsity for the students belonging to Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) will commence on October 24 at, Darra.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/15-Oct-16/first-ever-university-for-fata-students-opens-on-24th-at-darra


Private schools reject government plan on 5th, 8th grade exams

Peshawar: Provincial Execution Council of Private Education Network (PEN) Friday rejected the announcement of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government to conduct board examinations of fifth and eighth grade and threaten to launch an agitation against the decision,

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/15-Oct-16/private-schools-reject-govt-plan-on-5th-8th-grade-exams




Deputy District Education Officer emphasizes on high quality education for progress

Quetta: On a visit to a local madrassa (which acts as a school in its afternoon shift), the Deputy District Education Officer for Quetta said that high quality education was a necessity for the Pakistani society to progress and develop.  Expressing his satisfaction over the basic facilities at the madrassa, he urged students and teachers to perform the best that they could to promote education in their region.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103803280&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161017



Funds allocated for purchase of buses under Prime Minister Education Reform Programme

Islamabad: Funds amounting to Rs490 million have been reserved for the purchase of school buses to improve transportation facilities for students in the capital. Sources said that tenders have been issued for the procurement and that the first fleet of buses will be purchased within October. CDA also reported that projects to construct/repair school boundary walls, provide safe drinking water to students have been initiated and are due to be completed soon.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=17_10_2016_152_006






Higher Secondary School Certificate-II supplementary examinations to begin on November 1

Islamabad: BISE has released an official statement announcing that the supplementary examinations for HSC part II will be held from November 1 onwards.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/157482-HSSC-exam-to-start-on-Nov-1


Allama Iqbal Open University to speed up process of mailing books to students

Islamabad:  The process of sending books to AIOU’s students enrolled in BA, FA and Matric will be sped up according to an official statement. The representative added that the AIOU administration is trying its best to ensure all students receive their books by the end of December.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/17-Oct-2016/aiou-expedites-process-of-mailing-books-to-students



Fate of CIIT students still undecided

Islamabad: Despite clear directions from the parliamentary panels, the future of over 2600 students of CIIT hangs in balance over a dual degree programme initiated in 2010 without the permission of HEC and PEC.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201610160173&EN_ID=11201610160056&EMID=11201610160027


Experiments displayed: Science comes to life at school

Islamabad: Students of Model School for Girls F-7/4 were left bewildered as they witnessed simple and interesting science experiments held at their school as a part of an effort to instil an urge to seek scientific learning.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1200345/experiments-displayed-science-comes-life-school/


200 container schools to be established in KP

Islamabad: KP Government has decided to build 200 container schools in the areas affected by 2005 earthquake.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-10-15&edition=ISL&id=2668167_73666291




Only 47% students appearing for BISE exams successful

Mirpur: Azad and Jammu Kashmir Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Mirpur announced on Friday the results of first year intermediate exams.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201610160338&EN_ID=11201610160115&EMID=11201610160055




Probe into faulty Intermediate Examinations marking begins

Lahore: In light of the protests conducted by students and the complaints submitted to BISE (Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education), the probe ordered by CM Shahbaz Sharif has been initiated. An official at BISE told Dawn that no complaint for incorrect marking had been received from Lahore; students from various cities were joining the bandwagon after hearing the rumour that a limited number of examinations held under BISE had marking inconsistencies. The official also added that this entire issue was being fuelled by private schools so that examinations held under BISS could be made controversial, promoting these institutions’ examination coaching business.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=17_10_2016_002_005




Protests against ‘flawed’ marking of Intermediate Examinations continue

Bahawalpur: Protests by Intermediate students, against BISE’s allegedly faulty marking, have spread to other cities in the province, including Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Multan and Sialkot.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_10_2016_178_010





Rechecking applications to be submitted through colleges: BISE

Lahore: Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education has released instructions for students wishing to get their examinations rechecked. The representative told The News that students opting for rechecking must submit their application through their college and not on their own.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/157671-Students-to-apply-for-rechecking-through-colleges



Punjab Higher Education Department to set up Community Colleges

Lahore: The Punjab Higher Education Commission, in collaboration with the Higher Education Department, has announced that it will be setting up community colleges across the province on the same format as that in the US; the officials stated that these colleges will offer two year programs, with job prospects for the graduates in the local and global industry.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/15-Oct-2016/phec-establishes-community-colleges




Private bank makes a donation to Zakariya University

Multan: A private bank has donated Rs 50 million to Zakariya University, to support scholarships for financially deserving students; prior to this, another private bank helped sponsor a hundred scholarships for the university.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103800786&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20161015


Pay scale update: Government not abiding by its promises – Teachers’ Union

Multan: Teacher Union Multan has made a statement the Government is yet to upgrade the pay scales of public school teachers across the Multan District, which is a direct violation of the promises it has made in the last few weeks.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103804322&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20161017


New building for local Higher Secondary School inaugurated

Khanqah Dogran: The newly constructed building for the Government Higher Secondary Scholl Khanqan Dogran was inaugurated over the weekend; the construction was funded and supervised by an NGO working for the Government of the United Kingdom

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103804686&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20161017


PU student duo wins international award

Lahore: Tow journalism students from Punjab University have bagged an international award for a radio drama depicting Pakistan’s struggle to cope with the growing scourge of militancy.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201610160102&EN_ID=11201610160036&EMID=11201610160014


Five BISE Bahawalpur officials suspended

Bahawalpur: Five Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Bahawalpur official have been suspended by the board’s chairman for carelessness in first year intermediate results.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201610160173&EN_ID=11201610160056&EMID=11201610160027


Date sheet issued for B.A supplementary and MSC Home Economics Part II

Lahore: Punjab University issued the date sheets for B.A Supplementary and MSC Home Economics Part II.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-10-15&edition=LHR&id=2668241_78653622



EDO and Education finance suspended due to corruption allegations

Lahore: CM Shahbaz Shareef has suspended EDO Layyah and Education Finance Officer due to corruption allegations. He said that the government will not let anybody misuse the tax payers’ money.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-10-16&edition=LHR&id=2671113_70013651


UCP organizes workshop on “Field and Assistive Robotics”

Lahore: University of Central Punjab organized the 11th international workshop with the title of “on field and Assistive Robotics”. The purpose of this workshop is to create awareness about robot designing, operations and applications.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-10-16&edition=LHR&id=2671410_25519156


Government not encouraging private sector to promote education

Lahore: All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association’s President Adeeb Jaodani has said that the private sector is contributing substantially towards education but the government is not encouraging its efforts.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-10-15/page-4/detail-8



Education department decides to prepare a database of private schools

Lahore: Punjab Education Department has decided to prepare a database of private schools in the province. Schools are now required to send in details of enrolled students and school facilities that they have access tp.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-10-15/page-8/detail-36


Week long Pakistan Mathematics Challenge to commence today

Lahore: With the aim of teaching mathematics in a new and interesting manner, Pakistan Mathematics Challenge (PMC) is set to teach mathematics to thousands of students across the country from today onwards.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/17-Oct-16/weeklong-pakistan-maths-challenge-to-commence-today


PU to hold international conference on linguistics tomorrow

Lahore: Punjab University’s Institute of Languages, in collaboration with Higher Education Commission, will be holding the Second International Conference of the Linguistic Association of Pakistan (ICLAP) tomorrow at Al Raazi Hall.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/17-Oct-16/pu-to-hold-intl-conference-on-linguistics-tomorrow


BISE starts SMS service for rechecking of papers

Lahore: Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore has started an SMS service to inform the students of intermediate part one about the timings and days of rechecking of their papers.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/17-Oct-16/bise-starts-sms-service-for-rechecking-of-papers


Government decide to give 14 out of 54 thousand schools to private sector

Multan: The government of Punjab has been decided to give 14 thousands schools to the private sector and 40 thousands schools will be taken in charge by the government.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-10-17/17847/pnjb-54.jpg



Karachi University students awaiting Gold Medals since April

Karachi:  Students of various departments of Karachi University are yet to receive their gold medals for their performance in university examinations; the medals were due to be distributed soon after the convocation was held in April this year. The students remarked that they did not want a ceremony for the distribution of medals (since this was the official premise behind the delay); they wanted the university to award them their medals as promised. The university’s registrar has stated that the medal distribution is the responsibility of each department’s dean and that the matter was no longer under the control of the overarching university administration. He also added that there was no lack of funds for arranging a simple ceremony for medal distribution.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=17_10_2016_116_007



Dawn’s Spelling Bee regional rounds for Sindh come to a close

Hyderabad: Regional rounds for Dawn’s Spelling Bee concluded in Hyderabad on Saturday. As many as 30 public and private schools participated in the contest. Participants belonged to regions including Thatta, Badin, Jamshoro and Dadu; the regional contest was won by students belonging to Allahyar, Thatta, Rasheedabad and Dadu.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_10_2016_119_002



10,000 schools across Sindh operating without lavatories

Karachi: As the world celebrates Global Handwashing Day, children in Sindh are denied opportunities as over 10,000 schools across the province have no lavatories.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201610150014&EN_ID=11201610150007&EMID=11201610150002


Sindh Government has decided to promote basic infrastructure of Sindh Education City

Karachi: Sindh Government decided to promote basic infrastructure of Sindh Education City. The purpose behind it is to promote quality education.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-10-15&edition=KCH&id=2669293_70940809


45 students awarded with M.Phil and PhD degrees

Karachi: Jamai Karachi has awarded PhD and M.Phil degrees to 45 students from different departments.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-10-15&edition=KCH&id=2669375_11695362


SALU delays results of seven law colleges

Larkana: The delay in the results of annual examination 2015 of entire seven law colleges of Sukkur and Larkana Divisions could jeopardise the next academic session of the students.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-10-17/lahore/7219/43728



MAJU joins higher education global network

Karachi: Muhammad Ali Jinnah University (MAJU) Karachi has been granted the membership of International Network for Quality Assurance Agency in Higher Education (INQAAHE) which is an international regulatory body for maintaining quality among its 250 members’ institutions and universities.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/17-Oct-16/maju-joins-higher-education-global-network


Benazir Bhutto medical college precious asset for the people of Mir Pur

Mirpur: PMA District Mirpur, President Dr Ahsan ul Haq has stated that Benazir Bhutto Medical College is a precious asset for the future of the people of Mirpur.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-10-17/17837/19.jpg


Organize important session of educational staff government boy’s school of Tata Pani

Tata Pani: The important session of the staff of government boy’s school Tata Pani organized with the supervision of President Syed Muhammad Hussain Bhukari.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-10-17/17837/7.jpg


Admissions opens in different departments of Sindh education

Hyderabad: The Sindh education Jamshoro admissions are opens in different departments and morning evening shifts for 2017.

Complete Education: https://jang.com.pk/print/195886-todays-print



CSS enigma

Clearing the Central Superior Services (CSS) examination is a coveted goal for many who put in months to prepare. Qualifying the exam means that candidates are able to apply for various bureaucratic positions, potentially securing careers for life.

Complete story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1199605/css-enigma/

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Parents shocked due to hike in school fees and utility bills

Peshawar: Parents are shocked at the soaring prices of vegetables, fruits and meat and now about the private school fees which have also experienced an increase.

Complete story: Daily Express, Peshawar, page No.2

PEN rejects KP government decision

Peshawar: The Provincial Executive Council of Private Education Network (PEN) Friday has rejected the announcement by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to conduct board examinations of fifth and eighth grade; they have threatened to launch an agitation against the decision.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar,Page No.3

Complete story:  Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.2



Government taking reassuring steps for development of education

Peshawar: Speaker of Khyber Paktunkhuwa Assembly, Asad Qaisar paid a surprise visit to Government Degree College Swabi and examined the construction work of the school. Representatives of education and construction department were also present with him. They briefed the Speaker on the entire project and said that the government is trying to carry out the construction work on a priority basis and that educational activities will be started in the new building next year. The Speaker instructed officials to complete the project with honesty; he also said that the local government was taking reassuring steps for the development of education and which is why our education system has greatly improved from the past, adding that the government is investing 25% of budget on education which is a positive step and highly appreciable.

Complete Story:  Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.3


Neither rooms nor fans: Shaukat Yousafzai apologizes to students

Peshawar: PTI Deputy and Parliament leader Shaukat Yousafzai has apologized from the little students of the schools for not providing them the basic facilities and they have to study in the school without rooms and fans. He visited the Girls Primary School AkhunAbad last day and was very disappointed to see that there are only 8 rooms for 1300 students due to which students have to sit in ground under the sun. These students complained him during his visit that they are facing lots of problems due to non availability of these facilities.

Complete story:  Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.2

Daily Surkhab, Peshawar,Page No.2


Crumbling condition of school  

Bannu: Provincial Minister Malik Shah Muhammad visited his former Government High School No.1 Bannu and was greatly annoyed by its deplorable condition. He examined the entire school and was disappointed to see the old and crumbling rooms. He has ordered reconstruction of the school and also inaugurated the newly restored school ground.

 Complete story:  http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=8


Girls Degree College Pabbi students still deprived of basic facilities in this era

Nowshera: Students of Girls degree College Pabbi are still deprived of basic facilities in this age .The lack of staff is making their studies suffer badly. There are more students than facilities and staff in the college due to which many students are forced to receive their education while sitting on the floor. There are a limited number of seats for 3rd year Arts students due to which they are being deprived of admissions. The school lacks English, Geography, Political Science, Chemistry, Physics, History and Islamiat professors which is affecting their studies badly.

Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar,Page No.2

Subh, Peshawar, Page No.4

Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No.3




Lack of facilities in Primary School Sogya, students worried

Tangi: Primary School in district Tehsil area Sogya lacks the basic facilities of building, furniture and drinking water, which is troubling the students. They are forced to sit in ground due to no rooms and in rain they are unable to study. For drinking water, they have to go several kilometers away to get water. This is affecting students’ education badly due to which parents are also very worried.

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



Quality education our top priority: Siraj Muhammad

Charsadda: The District Education officer Siraj Muhammad said that Quality education is our top priority, as peace is associated with education. The Students are the future and valuable asset of the nation. He was addressing in the ceremony held at Government Rizwan Secondary and higher secondary School. He distributed shields among position holders and free uniform among 130 deserving students. Many other notable personalities of education department were also present in the ceremony.

Complete story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar,Page No.3


Irregularities in NTS, money grabbed but no record of deposit slips

Mardan: Great irregularities have been exposed in the NTS; money has been grabbed from the candidates, but there is no record of their deposit slips and NTS authorities have demanded from the candidates that they deposit money again if they want to take the exam.

Complete story:  Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar,Page No.8





External interference in educational institutions unacceptable: GTA

District Jhal-Magsi: GTA has stated in a press release that interference by law inforcement agencies in educational institutions will not be tolerated anymore. GTA has stated that armed personnel are molesting/harrasing both students & teachers. GTA demanded that the district government bring back armed forces to their barracks.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-15-2016/quetta/page7.asp


Garisha Toheedabad deprived of educational facilities: BSO Naal

Naal: The spokesperson BSO Naal stated that Toheedabad Garisha area children are deprived of basic facilities and education. He said that the future of the children is being deliberately destroyed as a part of a planned strategy. Education & health facilities should be provided to the town of Toheedabad Garisha.

Complete storyhttp://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p6/story.php?param=mulik.jpg


Educational emergency claims have destroyed the education department: Abdul Qayoom

District Quetta: The chairman GTA Balochistan Provincial Organizing Committee Mr. Haji Abdul Qayoom along with others made a joint statement that the educational emergency claimes are destroying the education department. Rules & regulations are being violated, and juniors are being promoted to senior posts.

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Most Boys & Girls Schools of Karakh closed due to unavailability of teachers

District Khuzdar: Teachers & principals unavailable in most boys & girls schools of Karakh. Children are deprived of basic facilities, and most teaching positions are vacant. Teachers’ scarcity is deteriorating education standards in Balochistan while the government & officials are busy in a money making rate race.

Complete story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No: 03



Qilli Alizai School deprived of building since years

District Quetta: The Provincial sports secretary of Baluchistan Mutahidah Mahaz Mr. Jeelani Khan Barech said the school has been in a rented house since 1986 in Qilli Alizai and is still deprived of a government building. Area residents are paying rent of the school which discloses the drama of the government’s educational emergency. No officials has visited the school yet. Concerned MNA & the education department should take notice of the situation.

Complete story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No: 06



Teachers' shortage should be fixed in Kuchlaq High School: Anwar Kakar

District Quetta: Islami Jameat Tulba IJT Kuchlaq administrator Mr. Anwar Khan Kakar with other party officials said in joint statement that Government High School Kuchlaq is facing teacher’s scarcity especially science subjects. Students are facing problems in acquring Education. They demanded from Government to take notice of the highlighted issue otherwise IJT will go for strike.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-16-2016/quetta/page10.asp



Lack of facilities in Primary School Gharibabad; Students facing problems: Bhag

District Kachhi: Educational emergency claims are useless, while dozens of schools are deprived of basic facilities and students are sitting on pavement, basic facilitates like furniture, potable water, electricity is unavailable in primary school Bhag. Primary school building has dilapidated but regrettably officials are not paying heed towards the issue. Government should take notice of dilapidation of school and provide basic facilities to school. 

Complete story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No: 08


Girls/Boys Middle & High Schools should be constructed in District Sherani: Abdul Rehman Harifal

District Sherani: Social activist Mr. Abdul Rehman Harifal has demanded from the Provincial Government and Education Secretary that Girls/Boys middle & High schools should be constructed in District Sherani for educational uplifting of the area. He said schools’ scarcity is creating hindrances in acquiring ducation. Complete story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No: 02


Development & prosperity impossible without focus on education: DC Zhob

District Zhob: The Deputy Commissioner Zoab said negligence will not be tolerated in Education sector. Development & prosperity is impossible without focusing over Education. Honest and dutiful teachers will be supported and applauded. He added modern era challenges can only be faced through advanced and technology based Education. Government is expensing giant amount in Education sector for betterment and excellence. Ghost/absent teachers will not be tolerated at any cost; teachers’ performance and attendance will be monitored through sudden inspections.

Complete story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No: 06


AQM demands release of offer orders of NTS pass teachers

District Quetta: AQM leader Mr. Saif-ud-Din demanded from CM Baluchistan and Education officials to release offer orders of NTS pass teachers of district Qilla Abdullah. He said fifteen months have passed but teachers are still awaiting offer orders and facing financial crises.

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 03









Students hold protest rally against errors in Intermediate part 1 results

District Rahim Yar Khan: A large number of students from government and private institutes have strongly protested against flaws in marking of their papers in Intermediate Part-I Annual Examination 2016. They have demanded from the Secretary Education to allow rechecking of the papers free of cost. 

Complete story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.08  

Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.08  






Government decides to take action against poor performance of school

District Bahawalpur: The Punjab Government has decided to take action against in light of the poor performance of teachers and heads for 9th and 10th class. The additional DPI Secondary instructed all EDOs Education to share an inquiry report under PEDA Act for all those teachers who have showed 10% results, while PMIU Punjab shared qualitative and quantitative rankings of year 2014 to 2016 with the Punjab Education Secretary.

Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.08

Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.06



Lack of desks hindering education at school

District Rahim Yar Khan:  A considerable number of pupils in Government Comprehensive Secondary school in Rahim Yar Khan still study in poor conditions, making it harder for them to perform well. Students’ exceed the amount of furniture available forcing some pupils to sit on the unclean floors. In addition, Deputy District Education Department exists inside the school building which is an added security risk for the students. School management has demanded from the Education Department that they shift DDEO offices from the school and provide them with furniture.

Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.07



Change in school timetable  

District Dera Ghazi Khan: School Timetable will change from 17th October all over Punjab. The day will start from 8:45 am and end at 2: 30 pm for students.

Complete story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.09




Enrollment emergency declared in Punjab

District Rawalpindi: The Punjab Government has decided to declare education emergency in Punjab with the purpose of increasing the education ratio and enrolling 10 million kids to schools of 36 Districts. In this regard, Higher Educational Authorities’ session will be held on 22nd October, in which teachers, school heads, and MPAS will be assigned especial tasks to ensure student enrollment from their side.     

Complete story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.08

Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.08     



Lack of transport facilities for Girls’ Degree College Dajal

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Parents and Civil Society have requested the Secretary Education Punjab and Commissioner Dera Ghazi Khan to provide better transport facilities to the Girls’ Degree College Dajal as students and staffs are facing severe problems in this regard.

Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.07  



Results cards posted on BISE Bahawalpur website after correction

District Bahawalpur: The Chairman BISE Bahawalpur shared that after correction in the total marks, result cards have been posted on the official website and strict actions taken against the responsible persons.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-16/page-11


Monitoring Officer Visits Schools

District Nawabshah: The Chief Monitoring Officer Education Nawabshah made a surprise visit to different Schools and found 33 Teachers absent from their duties. The report was sent to Secretary Education.

Complete story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130442932&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161016



Villagers protest over closure of school

District Ghotki: The residents of Adil Pur held a protest against closure of the village school, declaring that higher authorities were informed about the matter, but no notice was taken.

Complete story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130442974&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161016



No decision taken for SEMIS department after distribution of education into two parts

Karachi: After the decision to bifurcating Sindh education into two parts, no decision has been taken for the SEMIS discipline of Education Department. Sixteen posts of officers in Sindh Educational Management Information are lying vacant; even computer programmers have not been upgraded since 22 years.

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Only one teacher for 1000 Students

The Government Primary School Imam Bux Bhambhro is lacking basic facilities; only one teacher is present in the School to teach more than hundred students.

Complete story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-10-16/news/page2/1%20(1).htm



Maps of school structure should be displayed in common areas

District Rahim Yar Khan: To cope with any emergency situation, the Government of Punjab has ordered school heads to display school maps in common areas.

Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.08


100% enrolment in schools difficult to achieve:  Educational Experts

District Multan: Despite the enrollment progress made from 2010, the Education Department succeeded has in enrolling the 19 lacs children in Schools. Resources said that this year Education Department has set a new enrollment target to bring 100 % children in School till 2018.In this regard, technical experts added that to reach the set target will prove practically difficult for Education Department.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-17/page-03 

Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.08            



Punjab Teachers Union appreciates CM action against Corruption in Schools

District Rajan Pur: Mr.Saeem Akbar Jaskani, President Punjab Teachers Union Rajan Pur appreciated Chief Minister action for probe against Mr. Abdul Ghaffar Langah (Executive District Officer Education) who was involved in Schools corruption. 

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-17/page-11     




Students forced to study under open sky in Juman Shah

District Layyah: Kot Sultan, situated 30 km from Layyah has only one school. Students of Government Girls High School Juman Shah attend their classes in the open due to unavailability of sufficient rooms. Social activist Mr. Haji Muhammad Aslam Pagara appealed to political representatives and DCO Layyah to provide funds for school room construction.

Complete story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.11


Fake admission in Government Schools

District Bahawalpur: The District Education Officer paid a surprise visit to different Schools of Hasil Pur; checked attendance registers of Students and announced action against responsible officials involved in fake admissions of Students.

Complete story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.08




Protest for deputation of teachers in School

District Sijawal: Residents of village Haji Ladho Khaskheli have held a protest to demand deputation of teachers in the primary school of the village. The Education Officer in charge reached the site and showed locals the deputation orders to assure them that action is being undertaken on an immediate basis.

Complete story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130442602&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161015


Protest against shifting of school building

District Tharparker: Resident of a local village Ali Muhammad Notiar, Mr. Ibrahim Notiar has complained that the primary school of the village has been shifted to another building, some 20 kilometers away from the village. He protested that no one is ready to take notice of this injustice.

Complete story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130442737&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161015


High School building crumbling

The building of Government High School Faridabad has reached an inhabitable condition; pieces of the ceiling have started falling due to the lack of repairs since the last thirty years.

Complete story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130442761&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161015


Education Minister takes notice of the destruction of school building

District Jacobabad: The Minister for Education Jaam Mehtab Dahar has taken notice of destruction of Primary School Raheem Khan Jakhrani  by a local landlord. He has issued directives to District Education Officer to look into the matter and report to him.

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