18 Feb 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Teachers for withdrawal of cases against school heads

Tanzim-i-Asatiza Pakistan (TAP), Upper Dir chapter, on Wednesday demanded withdrawal of FIRs registered against the heads of government-run schools across the district for failing to ensure security at their respective institutions.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1240265/teachers-for-withdrawal-of-cases-against-school-heads

Shangla High School without building since 2005 earthquake

Students of the government high school for boys, Amnavi, here will again sit under the open sky when schools reopen in Shangla district on Feb 24 after the winter vacations. “When it rains, water seeps through the tattered tents erected at the demolished high school,” Sahibul Haq, principal of the school, told Dawn. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1240262/shangla-high-school-without-building-since-2005-earthquake


Help to boost security at Bacha Khan University assured

Vowing to extend all possible help to boost the security of the Bacha Khan University, a top official of the Education Department here on Wednesday lauded its administration and students for reopening the institution 26 days after being attacked by the terrorists. Talking to reporters after visiting the university, Secretary Higher Education Department Farah Hamid said Vice-Chancellor Fazal-ur-Rahim Marwat and security in-charge Ashfaq Ahmed deserved appreciation for reopening the university within a month after the attack.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/99166-Help-to-boost-security-at-Bacha-Khan-University-assured







Building teachers’ capacity in KP through English teaching radio series

When in 2014 the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government changed the medium of instruction in all public schools from Urdu to English, the British Council launched an innovative radio series in KP entitled Teaching English Radio, to equip the teachers in their teaching activities.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/02/17/national/building-teachers-capacity-in-kp-through-english-teaching-radio-series/


PHC stays appointment of Medical College Principal

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday stayed the appointment of dean/principal of Khyber Girls Medical College till the next order in a writ petition filed against the appointment. A two-member bench comprising Justice Afsar Shah and Justice Ghazanfar Ali also sought reply from the Board of Governors (BoGs), directing them to explain the criteria for appointment of dean/principal of the medical college.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/99161-PHC-stays-appointment-of-medical-college-principal



No Impediment in teaching process in BKU

Even despite the terrorist attack on BKU, there has been no impediment in the teaching process in Bacha Khan University. Fight against terrorism is a national fight. It should not be politicized.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Peshawar/2016-02-18/page-1/detail-6




AJK court takes up plea against medical college

The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) High Court on Wednesday took up a petition filed by 28 doctors from the AJK health department, challenging the denial of their teaching allowance by the administration of the AJK Medical College Muzaffarabad (AJKMC).

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1240258/ajk-court-takes-up-plea-against-medical-college




NCHD plans to enhance literacy rate up to 90% in the country

The National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) and representatives of all the provinces have jointly accepted the challenge of enhancing literacy rate in the country up to 90% through the well managed strategies to enhance enrollment in schools and to stop dropouts along with the adult literacy and skill development programmes. This was stated by the Chairperson of NCHD, Mrs. Razina Alam Khan, in a meeting on development of National Plan of Action towards achieving 90% literacy rate as envisioned in Vision 2025.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/99087-NCHD-plans-to-enhance-literacy-rate-up-to-90-in-the-country


‘Over 40% of Pakistani adults are illiterate’

Speakers have noted that Pakistan is reeling under the burden of 40 per cent of its adult population being illiterate, which is of serious concern for the country. They were speaking at a meeting held under the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) on Wednesday on the development of a National Plan of Action (NPA) towards achieving 90 per cent literacy as envisioned under Vision 2025.

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Public school managements asked to purchase sub-machine guns within a week

The District Coordination Officer (DCO) has imposed emergency related to security arrangements for government schools here in Rawalpindi district. The local management has issued a notification in this regard and ordered government schools managements to purchase Sub Machine Guns (SMG) within a week. The SMG will be provided to high schools in category of ‘A’ and ‘A’ plus.

Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/99073-Public-school-managements-asked-to-purchase-sub-machine-guns-within-a-week


US embassy welcomes 200 students to English language program

US Embassy Minister Counselor for Public Affairs Jeffrey Sexton welcomed a new cohort of 200 students from Sir Syed Public School in Rawalpindi to the English Access Microscholarship Programme at a ceremony.  The students, ages 13 to 16, will participate in a two-year programme to develop English language skills that may lead to better educational prospects and future job opportunities. “English is the language of opportunity in the twenty-first century,” Sexton told students.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/99074-US-embassy-welcomes-200-students-to-English-language-programme


AIOU announces bachelor courses exam results

The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) announced final results of its bachelor programmes (Spring Semester 2015) including BA (General), B.Com, BA Library and Information Sciences, BA Mass Communication and BA Dars-e-Nizami, and placed the results at the university’s website www.aiou.edu.pk. The result cards are also being sent to the students on their postal address, said controller exam while announcing the results.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/99077-AIOU-announces-bachelor-courses-exam-results


AIOU launches new students’ friendly website

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has introduced a new updated-website facilitating the students to have easy access and communication with the university in academic matters. It is a students’ friendly website which contains special features like information about tutors, assignments’ schedules, books and degrees’ tracking system. It also facilitates the students for submitting online application for admission.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/99075-AIOU-launches-new-students-friendly-website


AIOU to hold open-day event

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will hold Information Seminar on Feb 18, 25th and March 3, here its Academic Complex to introduce its academic programs, facilities and the faculty so that the students make an informed choice and take admission to an AIOU program.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=289596


Bridging gap between traditional, formal education

Rector International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) Dr. Masoom Yasinzai Tuesday has called for bridging the gap between traditional and formal education system.
He made these remarks addressing to a 40-member delegation of students hailing from districts of Balochistan which called on him at new campus of the university. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=289480


FJWU marks Kashmir Day

The student affairs department of Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) celebrated Kashmir Solidarity Day yesterday. The event was arranged in two sessions, informed varsity spokesman. According to him, the first session was a guest lecturer and second was an inter-departmental debate competition.  The event started with the recitation of the Holy Quran. Sahr Tasawr (a student of English department) hosted the event and introduced the guest speakers and judges for both sessions.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-02-18/page-14/detail-3



Parliamentarians, Education Managers participate in storytelling workshop

Parliamentarians and education managers participated in a storytelling workshop here on Wednesday, as a part of Children’s Literature Festival and Alif Ailaan‘s newly-launched School Reading Programme. The programme was aimed at ensuring that poor learning outcomes and quality of education begin to occupy increased space in the education discourse, by engaging politicians, local government officials and education managers with children studying in primary government schools through the art of storytelling.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=289586


PMDC team conducts surprise visit to medical colleges

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council President Professor Shabbir Lahri along with Executive Committee members Dr. Amir Hussain Bandeshah and Furrukh Ijaz on Wednesday conducted surprise visits to the Al-Nafees Medical College and Rawal Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad, to examine the facilities being provided to the students on a par with the PMDC standards.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/99081-PMDC-team-conducts-surprise-visit-to-medical-colleges



Govt. signs LoU with Danish Pharma on diabetes awareness

The Ministry of National Health Services, government of Pakistan on Wednesday signed a Letter of Understanding (LoU) with Danish Pharma Company Novo Nordisk Pakistan to improve awareness and education on diabetes. The long-term mutual strategic cooperation aims to improve the current and future diagnosis, treatment and care of people with diabetes in Pakistan and ultimately preventing the debilitating complications of this disease.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-18/page-3/detail-6


Change in Madrassa Curriculum

Wafaq ul Madaaris and Interior Ministry have agreed upon the proposed changes in the curriculum. Initial alterations have been finalized. Formal announcement will be made in few days.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-18-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=1318.gif




Registration of private schools

There have been some positive developments about the matter of registration of private schools. DCO Rawalpindi chaired a meeting of the registration committee.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-02-18/page-2


Lahore High Court’s remarks on Orange Train

While hearing the case of demolishment of Anjuman Himayat e Islam School and College, Lahore High Court has remarked that the government trying to deprive orphans of their right of education by prioritizing Orange Line Train.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-18/page-8/detail-16



Court stays acquisition of school land

A division bench of the Lahore High Court Wednesday stayed acquisition of a portion of Anjuman Himayat-i-Islam School for the construction of Orange Line Metro Train on Multan road.  The school’s management in its petition stated that the project’s authorities changed the original plan of the train’s track and acquired the land of the school.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/99050-Court-stays-acquisition-of-school-land



Off the grid: Schools to get solar panels

More than 316 public schools in Sargodha division will be run on solar energy, a spokesperson for the Education Department said on Wednesday. He said that the department had sent a proposal to the provincial government to allocate funds in this regard.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1049223/off-the-grid-schools-to-get-solar-panels/


Business education: ‘business schools must attract women students’

The link between education and economic prosperity cannot be denied. National governments should consider collaboration in research. The partnership between Pakistan and United States should be strengthened in this regard,” US Consul General in Lahore Zachary Harkenrider on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1049281/business-education-business-schools-must-attract-women-students/


Himayat-I- Islam school saved from metro train

The Lahore High Court yesterday stayed acquisition of some land of Anjuman Himayat-i-Islam School for Orange Line Metro Train at Multan Road. Anjuman Himat-i-Islam had filed the petition in LHC, pointing out that the authorities changed its original plan of the Orange Line route and was trying to acquire the school’s land.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-18/page-14/detail-0


Students urged to study Punjabi literature for spiritual elevation

Government College University (GCU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hasan Amir Shah has called upon students to study Punjabi literature, saying English may help them earn a better livelihood, but Punjabi literature is a must for spiritual elevation.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1240293/students-urged-to-study-punjabi-literature-for-spiritual-elevation


Search operation at PU hostels

Following Tuesday’s clash between student groups, Allama Iqbal Town police on Wednesday conducted a search operation of New Campus hostels of the Punjab University. The police team checked the rooms of students living at different hostels and returned without any arrest. A case has been registered against 15 students.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/02/17/city/lahore/search-operation-at-pu-hostels/


Scuffle between baloch students, IJT leaves two injured

A scuffle at the Punjab University between two groups left two students injured on Wednesday, which resulted in the blockage of Canal Road for several hours. According to details, fight broke out between the Baloch students studying at PU and the members of Islami Jamiat-e-Taliba (IJT) near Faisal Auditorium.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-18/page-14/detail-5


One child wounded in shoot out at Gujar khan school

A child was wounded when some unidentified armed men opened fire at a government school Darkali Syedan area of Gujar Khan city on Thursday morning, the assailants managed to flee from scene after incident. The school was immediately evacuated after the incident and a heavy contingent of policemen cordoned off the site. The injured child was shifted to hospital.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/02/18/national/one-child-wounded-in-shoot-out-at-gujar-khan-school/


Graduates fail to receive medals in convocation

The spokesmen of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur has said that a few graduates could not receive their medals during convocation ceremony held on 15th February, 2016 due to non-availability. The medals will be provided to these graduates as soon as received to the university.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=289627


CM reiterates education resolve

Punjab Chief Minister Shahabaz Sharif has said the government is introducing revolutionary reforms in education, health and law and order, in order to provide best services to the masses.
The chief minister yesterday met Mr Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director of Mickinsey, at CM House here. They discussed the matters regarding promotion of cooperation for reforms in social and economic sectors.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-18/page-13/detail-1


No further admission till each sub-campus gets HEC nod

The Punjab government has finally introduced new rules and regulations to streamline the affairs of sub-campuses of provincial universities after the Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Multan scandal. Under the new rules, no further admission/registration is allowed to sub-campuses of public sector universities of Punjab under public-private partnership by the university.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1240307/no-further-admission-till-each-sub-campus-gets-hec-nod


ONE student dies, two hurt in Rajanpur trailer-bike collision

One student died while two others were injured when a trailer hit a motorcycle here on Wednesday. Rescue sources said that a trailer knock down a motorbike carrying three students at Indus Highway near Kotla Naseer of Rajanpur. One motorcyclist stated to be a student died in the accident while two others were seriously wounded. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=289635


Student ‘wins’ 13-year battle with UAF to resubmit thesis

After a 13-year battle against alleged discrimination, a student of MSc at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) succeeded in proving he was discriminated against by the university and not allowed to resubmit his thesis.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1240277/student-wins-13-year-battle-with-uaf-to-resubmit-thesis


Govt warned against curbing seminaries

Vice-President of Wafaqul Madaris Al-Shia and Ittehad Tanzeemat-e-Madaris Deenia (ITMD) Allama Qazi Niaz Hussain Naqvi has warned the provincial governments of resisting any legislation to curb, or marginalise the role of seminaries as Islamic education institutions. Islamic education system is the basic need and prerequisite to a Muslim society and the ITMD leadership is in consultation with the federal government on all relevant issues.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/99057-Govt-warned-against-curbing-seminaries


LCWU awards PhDs

Lahore College for Women University, Lahore (LCWU) produced a couple of Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Botany under the supervision of Dr Shagufta Naz, Head of Biotechnology Department. Ms. Kiran Shahzadi successfully completed her research work titled “Identification and characterisation of genetic diversity to manage collection of citrus cultivars in Pakistan”. According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, the research work is significant to the science community especially citrus industry of Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/99056-LCWU-awards-PhDs


ITM to resist anti-madrassa legislation

Allama Qazi Niaz Hussain Naqvi, Vice President of Wafaqul Madaris Al-Shia and Ittehad Tanzeemat-e-SMadaris (ITM) Wednesday urged the provincial governments to avoid any legislation that curbs the role of Islamic Madressah system as the ITM leadership was in consultation with the federal government on the issue. “The Ittehad Tanzeemat Madaris (ITM) will resist any government move to marginalize and isolate the role of seminaries asIslamic education is the basic need and pre-requisite of a Muslim society.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=289631



GCU holds lecture on ‘Islam, Peace and Pakistan’

A need for a strong global narrative of peace and love for humanity was stressed by an eminent Islamic scholar Dr. Khalid Zaheer, a PhD in Islamic Banking from the University of Wales, UK. He was tracing the causes of extremism and terrorism all across the world while addressing an interactive lecture on “Islam, Peace and Pakistan” at the Government College University Lahore.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=289580


Universities issuing non-attested Degrees

It has been revealed by Pakistan Bar Council in the Supreme Court that the universities are issuing fake degrees of law. Like other professional degrees some strict rules should be made for attestation of the degrees.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-18/page-12/detail-73


Incursion trips of students face security threats

Punjab’s Interior Department has given a new directive for stringent security of incursion trips. These new directives have been given in the wake of recent security related leads gathered by intelligence agencies.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-18/page-12/detail-67



Issue of Sub-campuses of Universities resolved

Governor Punjab has given the approval for granting degrees to the students studying in the sub-campuses of universities. However, sub-campuses have been prohibited to make new admissions in the sub-campuses.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-18/page-12/detail-12


Growth depends upon education

While speaking at the convocation of Govt. Degree College for Women, Secretary Higher Education, Irfan Ali, stressed that the prosperity of nations relied on the quality of education the students are getting.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-18/page-9/detail-18


National research workshop in LEEDS University

English Department of LEEDS University held the third national research workshop. Purpose of the workshop was to introduce the researchers to new soft wares being used in the research.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-18/page-12/detail-15


School Reading Program Launched by Alif Ailaan

Alif Ailaan, an NGO working for education, has launched a new phase of its children learning program. The new program is School Reading Program.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-18&edition=LHR&id=2182999_37546772




Badin high school’s ground rented out

The school ground of Badin High School has been rented to the construction mafia for storage of construction materials.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-18&edition=KCH&id=2182338_91827504


Wall of a school falls

Two sisters got injured after the wall of Govt. Primary School in Behram fell suddenly. Injured girls were immediately transferred to the hospital.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-02-18&edition=KCH&id=2182344_12152888


Lack of fee leads to suicide

The lack of college fee has led the son of a laborer to commit suicide. He had just passed matric exam. He intended to get admission in Grade 11.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-18-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=20_29.gif


Teachers’ registration date extended till 29th

Senior Minister for Education and Literacy Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has extended the date for biometric registration of teachers to Feb 29, stressing that this is the last time that the date has been extended. “The extension has been given only in view of considerable rush of teachers at data center’s as even after working non-stop to feed their data into files, the programmers are unable to register all the teachers showing up at the last minute,” said the senior minister.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1240211/teachers-registration-date-extended-till-29th


Private schools: SHC reserves order on school fee hike petitions

The Sindh High Court (SHC) reserved order on Wednesday ragrding petitions against the collection of increased tuition fees by private schools. Headed by SHC Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, the division bench was hearing identical petitions by at least four petitioners against The Generation’s School Private Limited over the arbitrary hike in fees in an alleged violation of the law.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1049222/private-schools-shc-reserves-order-on-school-fee-hike-petitions/



Sindh varsity Chinese language Centre soon

The Acting Vice Chancellor University of Sindh Prof. Dr. Muhammad Siddique said that the university will soon open the Chinese Language Centre in order to train the graduate so that they could take part in mega projects to be launched under CPEC.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=289637


Heath wants ‘more Pakistanis to choose us’ for higher education

US Consul General Brian Heath in Karachi visited a college fair on Tuesday featuring representatives from 22 American universities as part of the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) and EducationUSA’s eighth South Asia Tour to promote US study among Pakistani students. The tour’s stop in Karachi features a college fair, visits to local high schools and colleges, and seminars for education professionals and prospective students.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/99035-Heath-wants-more-Pakistanis-to-choose-US-for-higher-education


KU gets walk-through gates, metal detectors from JDC

After the installation of five rented walk-through gates at the University of Karachi in the last week of January, the administration decided to do away with the idea on February 12, which was incurring high costs. However, community-based welfare organisation, Jafaria Disaster Management Cell (JDC), stepped in to provide the varsity with four walk-through gates and 20 metal detectors. Like other educational institutions, walk-through gates were installed in KU as a part of security precautionary measures taken in the wake of the Bacha Khan University attack.  

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/99033-KU-gets-walk-through-gates-metal-detectors-from-JDC


DHUS conducts bids orientation session

Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) started the new batch of BDS Session 2016. An Orientation Session was held at Dow Medical College and Ojha Campus to welcome and give introduction regarding the curriculum and teaching methodology to the new comers at DIKIOHS, DIDC and DDC. The Session was attended by the senior faculty members, students as well as their parent and guardians.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=289578


Envoy lauds role of Chinese language institute

The Confucius Institute at Karachi University (KU) is playing an important role in the promotion of Chinese language and culture which will help open new avenues to strengthen academic ties between the two brotherly nations, said Chinese Consul General in Karachi Ma Yaou on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1240210/envoy-lauds-role-of-chinese-language-institute


Bush fire, hoax bomb threat at KU

Students and staff lodged at the Karachi University's, girl’s hostel were asked to evacuate the premises on Wednesday evening as a bush fire broke out along the boundary wall. Fortunately, firefighters responded efficiently and the fire was doused without causing any loss of life or property. A KU official said the evacuation was a precautionary measure and confirmed that the fire had been put out without incident. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/99032-Bush-fire-hoax-bomb-threat-at-KU







Education in Larkana Maria Sattar Qazi

Sir: The provincial government of Sindh has failed to bring any positive change in the education sector. Reportedly, a total of 940 untrained teachers were illegally appointed in the districts of Larkana and Kambar Shahdad Kot. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/letters/18-Feb-2016/education-in-larkana


Improving education in Sindh by Salman Ali

Pakistan has always been active in making policies and signing various international accords to promote education and increase literacy rates. However, these policies have mostly been on paper and no sincere and concerted efforts have been made by successive governments to implement them in letter and spirit or fulfil international pledges.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-02-18/page-7/detail-4


Schoolgirl’s suicide Editorial

THIS is with reference to the suicide committed recently by a school girl in Balochistan (reports on Feb 15& 17). Let us understand what has gone wrong here. The first link is “parents’’: the fact is that parents do not have time for their children, though this sounds unacceptable but this is a fact. Parents should spend time with their children.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1240207



Reforms of the educational kind Editorial

Amidst the terrorist attacks on educational institutions, images of school teachers carrying firearms while conducting lessons and reports of mismanaged security drills, education in Pakistan has been in the news for all the wrong reasons.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1049119/reforms-of-the-educational-kind/


School loudspeaker Editorial

I AND my family have been residing in house No. 5/2, Zamzama Street, Clifton, Karachi, for the last 20 years. A few years back a school was set up in a house, which is exactly behind our house. At the very outset I fail to see the rationale behind having a school in the middle of a residential area and it has to be seen if the school has obtained permission from government authorities.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1240206


University Of Uthal By Lal Aasumi

Uthal University in Balochistan has many departments where the students want to go for further education but unfortunately they are facing hopelessness.  Due to absence of departments like Chemistry, Psychology and Sociology students are facing lots of difficulties. The government is requested to take action to solve the problem.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=289656


Educational Institutions at risk by Sahira Wahid

Militants who want to destroy the education of Pakistan are targeting educational intuitions. During these years many educational institutions were attacked in which lives of many students and teachers were lost. The attack on APS and the fear has not been removed from the minds of people when another attack took place on Bacha Khan University due to which almost 8 pupils including two staff members martyred. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=289660

Quetta Board by Fatima Irshad

I wish to draw attention of Quetta Board about the high fees of BA for which students are facing so many difficulties to take their exam. If a student fails in a paper then he/she has to give Rs 4700. And if a student is giving all papers the fee is same Rs 4700. One paper fee is equal to all papers. For a poor student all efforts will go in vain.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=289661

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Posts of Chairman and Controller of five Boards lying vacant since long time

Peshawar: The 5 educational boards along with Peshawar important seats of Chairman and Controllers are vacant since long time. It has promoted the bad performance.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103352535&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160218

Security of educational institution is unsatisfactory: Ayaz Mayaar

Mardan: Mostly schools and colleges in District Mardan are having very poor arrangements of security. These views shared by the JUI(F) Provincial leader and Tehsil Member Malik Ayaz Mayaar during a discussion with the media. He demanded from the District Administration to review once again the security arrangements of the educational institutions.

Complete Story http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=10

SP Cantt focuses on possible security measures

Peshawar: The SP Cantt, Mr. Kashif Zulfiqar said that he will never compromise on the security of educational institutions, instructing the relevant officials to check the security measures on a regular basis.

Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx  

KP government to introduce assessment system for analyzing performance of teachers and students

Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary Education, Mr. Muhammad Atif Khan said on Wednesday that the government was introducing an assessment system of international standard to evaluate the performance of teachers and students in schools.

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

86 Primary, Middle and High girls’ schools dysfunctional

Peshawar: The government of KP imposes the educational emergency, but it is uncovered that the 86 primary, middle and high girls’ schools of the province are closed. Mostly schools are handed over to the Police and Frontier Constabulary for their accommodation. Around 8 schools locked got rust in the Minister of Education native areas. Some schools are closed due to non-availability of the teachers.

Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 1

District Education Office without Head

Nowshera: The District Education Office Female Nowshera is without the Head of Department for the last two months.  The Female DEO has been on leave for last four months. The employees have to face great difficulties.

Complete Story: Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No. 4

Teaching Assistants Society protest sitting continues

Peshawar: The Teaching Assistance Society Khyber Pakhtunkhwa protest sit-in continued in favor of their demands. The 700 teaching assistants of different colleges make the boycott of their school classes and also highlighted that Mr. Mustaq Ghani called the meeting but didn’ taken the practical steps to solve our problems.

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


Attack on Baloch students in Punjab University is condemnable: PSF

District Quetta: The Pashtoon Student Federation said in provincial statement that attack on Baloch students in Punjab University is condemnable.  Such attacks are supported by a political party which is ruining the atmosphere. They demanded to control brutal attacks in educational institutions and to restore Educational environment for better and prosperous future. 

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-18-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


Irregularities should be reviewed in education department: Shehan Umar Achakzai

District Quetta:  Mr. Shehan Umar Achakzai said irregularities in Education department should be critically reviewed for transparency and to know about the reasons that are compelling students to commit suicide like Saqiba did. He said principal and other staff should be interrogated for reaching the truth.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-18-2016/Quetta/page3.asp

Demand for reconstruction of primary school

District Ziarat: The president ANP Ahmed One, Mr. Qaleemullah kakar along with others said in joint statement that Primary school Sarki Ahmed one building is dilapidated and about to collapse. They demanded from the CM Balochistan and other concerned officials to take the notice and to reconstruct the school building for secure future of students.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-18-2016/Quetta/page7.asp

Demand for notice on usage of substandard material

District Qalat: The President GTA District Qalat Mr. Muhammad Ashraf along with others said that substandard material is under usage in many constructional sites of Qalat school buildings, which is alarming & condemnable situation; Government should pay heed towards such blunders.

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 3

Uthal University is going towards decline: BSO Pachar

District Quetta: The central secretary BSO Pachar, Mr. Nasir Baloch said Uthal university administration is failing the Baloch candidates deliberately, which is omen of enmity with Baloch nation. He said such blunders in university are leading the university towards decline. 

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 6


Insufficient security arrangments for schools

District Khanewal/Muzaffargarh/Bahawalpur/Dera Ghazi Khan/Rahim Yar Khan: The Government and Private Schools have insufficient security arrangments.  Many school owners have given weapons to the untrained peons and appointed them on main gates of schools to perform security arrangements.  The security of many Government Offices is also improper. Even several schools do not have proper boundary walls.  

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-02-18/page-08

Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 6

SP city shows satisfaction over proper security arrangements

District Multan: The Superintendent Police City Multan, while talking to the Press said that sufficient security arrangements have been made for the schools, colleges and Universities of Multan.  The trained and armed security guards had been appointed at the schools and colleges. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-02-18/page-08

Government banned mobile cameras in girls’ schools and college

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of the Punjab has issued a notification to all the concerned officials to monitor taking mobile camera in Girls schools and colleges.  All the concerned and relevant officials and departments have been told to adhere to this policy strictly. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 3

High school with funds, electricity disconnected

District Rahim Yar Khan: Mr. Ghulam Mustafa, Senior Headmaster Government High School Tarandah Sawaey Khan told the Press that the said school had not been given any funds for more than a year and the electricity of the School had been disconnected by MEPCO.   

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

Punjab Finance Department sanctions recruitment of Staff for 11 schools

District Layyah:  The Punjab Finance Department has sanctioned recruitment of Staff for 11 Schools of These Schools were upgraded with the efforts of former Minister for Agriculture Punjab Ahmed Ali Oalakh. He told the press that he will continue to serve the people of his Constituency selflessly.  

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 3

Land mafia demolished school building to grab its land

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The local Land mafia demolished building of Government Girls Primary School Gillani Colony Timber Market and occupied the land of the school.  More than 400 children have been denied the right to education.  The residents said that the land mafia is influential and are supported by the politicians that are why the administration is not taking action against them. They appealed to the CM to take action against the culprits.

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

Girl’s school building turned into ruins

District Dera Ghazi Khan:  The Government Girls Primary School Faizabad Tehsil Taunsa Sharif has a building that has turned into ruins and the Schools also does not have furniture. The Teachers of the Schools are constantly absent and only goats and sheep can be seen in the lawns of the School instead of Teachers and Students. 

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 9

Government destroying future of Saraiki students by not registering Ghazi Medical College

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Khawaja Ghulam Farid Koreja, Pir of Kot Mithan, while addressing a function said that the Punjab Government is destroying the future of Saraiki students by not registering the Ghazi Medical College.  He also said that the government officials are prowling the national resources by submitting bogus bills and other means of corruption.  He demanded that Commissioner Dera Ghazi Khan should take notices of the huge corruption immediately.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-02-18/page-08

School without canteen

District Bahawalnagar: The Government Boys Model High School Chishtian was established before the creation of Pakistan and has 2000 Students & 100 teachers, but it does not have a canteen and the children are seen outside the school purchasing unhygienic food items from all kinds of venders. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 7


Primary school dysfunctional

District Sukur: The Government Primary School, village Allah Rakhio Malik, is dysfunctional for the last two years due to carelessness of the education department. The teachers are getting salary at homes.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130363216&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160218

District Education budget tracking conference held in Thatta

District Thatta: A Conference on District Education Budget Tracking was organized by a Social Organization Alif Ailaan, at Gem Khana Makli. The conference was attended by social, political, education experts and elected members, focusing on closure of schools, providing standard education, starting of movement for sensitization, awareness of the masses and bringing change in the curriculum. It was declared in the conference that 360 schools of the district are still dysfunctional.

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Teachers transferred from school

District Mirpurkhas: The Government Girls Primary School, village Haji Abdullah Kaliro, was restored after 15 years, by appointing NTS pass female Teachers. But the new TEO female has transferred the Teachers, while keeping the school closed, for the second time.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130363258&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160218


Protest on closing of village school

District Badin: The residents of village Kando Lund held protest against the closure of their village Primary School, declaring that school was dysfunctional, for past eight years.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130363301&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160218


Hunger strike against capturing of school plot

District Dadu: The School Bachayo Committee Bhan Saeedabd organized hunger strike, against the local land mafia, on capturing of school Plot.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130363273&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160218

Shortage of teachers and furniture in school

District Khairpur Mirs: The resident of village Adhal Mangnejo held protest against the shortage of basic facilities of Teachers and furniture in the school, demanding from higher authorities to take notice of the issue.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130363349&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160218

School wall leaves two students injured

District Qamber Shahdadkot: Two students have got injured, due to tumbling of wall of Government Primary School Bahram.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130363494&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160218



Education Minister extends biometric date

Karachi: The Senior Minister for Education, Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has declared that date for the verification of the teachers attendance has been extended to 29th February, while directing the remaining teachers and other staff to get verified through biometric, otherwise they shall be considered ghost.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-02-18/news/page1/1%20(10).htm


Girl’s school dysfunctional for 24 years

District Thurparker: The Government Primary School, village Banbhnio Bheel is dysfunctional, for the past 24 years, due to noncompliance of higher authorities. More than 300 Girls are left deprived of getting Primary Education.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-02-18/news/page3/1%20(1).htm

Karachi University vacated on information of Bombs

Karachi: The Police and Rangers vacated the University of Karachi, on fake information of Bombs planted in the University. But it was announced safe, after two hours search operation.

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Bio-metric team visits school

District Qamber Shahdadkot: The incharge Biometric Team, Mr. Hafiz Qazi Zafar Ul Din had a surprise visit of Government Primary School, village Rahimdad. He found it dysfunctional, since years. Even the teachers were absent.

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28 High schools running without Head Masters

Hyderabad: Twenty Eight High Schools of Hyderabad are running without Head Masters, leaving charge to the in charges. They have been home to the Ghost Teachers.

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