18 January 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Schools in Peshawar closed over threat of possible attack

Panic gripped the city as schools in some areas, including Cantonment, were closed on Saturday due to a possible security threat. As a result, parents and students were most concerned over the situation.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1028737/security-reasons-schools-in-peshawar-closed-over-threat-of-possible-attack/






Over 1,500 students enrolled in Chitral   

The Sarhad Rural Support Programme has got admitted 1,600 out-of-school children to schools against a target of 1,000 students during 2015 in the selected five villages of Chitral, Tariq Ahmed, SRSP district programme manager, claims.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1233667/over-1500-students-enrolled-in-chitral


Educationists demand Pashto language paper for 5th graders

Teachers, students, political party members and social activists expressed their discontent over the exclusion of the Pashto language paper from the new pattern of examination for students of grade-5.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1028740/grade-5-exams-educationists-demand-pashto-language-paper-for-5th-graders/



Efforts for promoting education

KP’s Minister for Minerals and Labor, Aneesa Zeb Tahir has said that provincial government is not only up-grading the government schools but it is also making efforts for ensuring quality education in private schools of the province. Government will make the province a role model for education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103292259&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160117


School principal held for hiding assault case

The police on Saturday arrested a principal of a private school for hiding a case of molestation of a minor boy. The Saddar police said that an eight-year-old student of a private school at Hayat Shaheed Colony was allegedly molested by a tenth class student of the same school.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1233500/school-principal-held-for-hiding-assault-case


Fool Proof Security Measures

Peshawar police has made fool proof security plans for the security of schools in the wake of current security threats being faced for the schools.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-18-2016/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=645.gif


Endeavour for Enhancing Enrolment

Deputy DEO Chaltan Town, Gul Mohammad has said that special steps will be taken to increase the admissions in schools once the winter vacations end. It is the policy of education department that every child should be in school.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103291507&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160117


10 Middle Schools to be Merged in Higher Secondary Schools

District Education Officer has started to consider the proposal of merging 10 middle schools into higher secondary schools. Through this step the shortage of teachers in higher secondary schools will be reduced and the primary schools will have access to more rooms.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103292693&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160117


Work On Stadium, College Starts Despite Villagers’ Opposition

Despite resistance from the local people, the district government on Friday started work on construction of a stadium and a boys degree college in Kotha village of Topi tehsil.

Complete Story:http://www.dawn.com/news/1233504/work-on-stadium-college-starts-despite-villagers-opposition


JTI Protests Against Privatization of Colleges

Jamiat e Talaba e Islam has announced to protest against the privatization of colleges in all the province. They have declared the privatization policy to be an anti-students and anti-education policy. All Government Employees Confederation has also protested against the privatization of colleges.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103293945&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160118



Environmental Science Grad Appointed As Chemistry Lecturer

An illegal appointment has been unearthed in City District Government College for Women where a candidate with a master’s degree in environmental science was appointed as a chemistry lecturer in 2002.

Complete Story:http://tribune.com.pk/story/1029455/out-of-her-depth-environmental-science-grad-appointed-as-chemistry-lecturer/


Prodigious Funds for Education

CM Pervez Khattak’s Advisor for Housing, Dr Amjad Ali has said that the PTI led government has allocated prodigious funds for education. Government has resolved to up-grade the government schools according to modern trends and needs.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103289657&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160116


BKU’s Lecturer wins Gold Medal

Subhanuddin, Lecturer from Agriculture Department of Bacha Khan University has won gold medal in Mphill Agriculture from Agriculture University Peshawar.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103290132&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160116



Assistant Professor Arrested for Having Fake Degree

An assistant professor of Baacha Khan University was arrested for having a fake degree. Administration has given the orders to reimburse the entire amount given to Dr. Fawad in lieu of salary.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-17&edition=ISL&id=2115034_83907432


Government Frames Model Statutes For All Universities In KP

The Higher Education Department (HED), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has framed model statutes to be applicable in all public sector universities of the province for bringing uniformity in their affairs, according to sources.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1233675/govt-frames-model-statutes-for-all-universities-in-kp


Teachers Leaving Old Medical College To Join New Ones

Establishment of new medical colleges without putting in place the desired infrastructure could lead to reduction of seats in the old medical colleges of the province, according to sources.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1233673/teachers-leaving-old-medical-colleges-to-join-new-ones


Teaching hospital in Kohat lacks facilities    

The repeated appeals of people to the government to place the KDA divisional headquarters hospital in category ‘A’ have fallen on deaf ears since the 300-bed facility became functional in year 2000.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1233672/teaching-hospital-in-kohat-lacks-facilities




Quality Education is the Basic Right of Every Child

Nematullah Zaheer, Chairman Khidmat e Khalq Foundation has said that quality education is the basic right of every child. Only science and education are the means for developing in this world.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103293407&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160118


No Compromise on Rights of Students

BSO’s leader Karim Baloch has lamented the failure of Balochistan University to start M.Phil classes. He said that administration has wasted one academic year of the students. BSO will not compromise on the rights of students at any cost.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-18-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


Thousands of Schools Being Functioned by Only One Teacher

BSO’s Nasir Baloch has said that thousands of schools are being looked over by only one teacher. Large numbers of students are being deprived of basic education facilities.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-18-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


Commerce College Should be Transferred to the Centre of City

Pashtun Students Federation has said in a statement that students are facing difficulties because the only government commerce college of province has been transferred to the outskirts of Quetta. It should be transferred back to the center of city.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-16-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


Reforms in Examinations Department of Balochistan University

Baloch Students Organization’s Vice Chairman has said that reforms in Examinations Department of Balochistan University is welcome. There should be strictness in exam policy. Cheating trend should be reduced further.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-17-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


Othal University under Demise

Information Secreatry of BSO Pujaar has said that students are being failed on the basis of ethnicity in DVM Department of Othal University. The pseudo champions of merit are in fact following anti-Baloch policies.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-16-2016/Quetta/page2.asp




National Education Policy Fails Even Before Implementation

AJK National education policy has failed even before being implemented. Government intended to bring alterations in the 2009 policy. But finance department has refused to endorse it on grounds that the alterations are against the rules.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-01-18/3359/mozfer.jpg


Dr. Tahir Shah Selected For FATA Varsity’s VC Slot

After a long wait and many false starts, the proposed Fata University is finally going to have a new vice-chancellor. Dr Mohammad Tahir Shah, a professor at the National Centre of Excellence in Geology at the University of Peshawar, has been selected as the vice-chancellor of the Fata University.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/91740-Dr-Tahir-Shah-selected-for-Fata-varsitys-VC-slot


Action to be Taken Against Absent Doctors, Teachers: Haseeb

Assistant Political Agent (APA) Ghalanai Haseeb-Ur-Rehman has said that disciplinary action against teachers and class IV employee of different schools and hospitals will be taken if they were found absent from duty.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/18-Jan-2016/action-to-be-taken-against-absent-doctors-teachers-haseeb




Decision Taken To Run Government Colleges Under Private-Public Partnership

Decision has been taken to run government colleges under private-public partnership in Rawalpindi district. Initially four boys colleges and one girl college which are showing annual result ranging between 20 to 25 percent and where the strength of students runs below 100 would be run under this scheme in the district.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-16/page-13/detail-7


Curriculum Framework

Balighur Rehman, Minister of State for Education and Technical Training, has said that national curriculum framework has been finalized. 422 schools of Islamabad will be soon equipped with modern facilities and be made role model for whole country. He has also said that Pakistanis will have to bring stability in education policies.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103290533&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160116




Federal Directorate of Education Fails to Change Curriculum

Ministry of CADD has decided to follow previous books instead of introducing new curriculum for the schools of Federal Capital. New curriculum wing has been formed that will formulate changes to be introduced in the curriculum.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103294780&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160118



Decision Taken To Run Government Colleges Under Private-Public Partnership

Decision has been taken to run government colleges under private-public partnership in Rawalpindi district. Initially four boys colleges and one girl college which are showing annual result ranging between 20 to 25 percent and where the strength of students runs below 100 would be run under this scheme in the district.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-16/page-13/detail-7


30 scholarship for capital students

For the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) students enrolled in government schools and colleges, the Punjab Educational Endowment Fund has renewed the quota of 30 scholarships for the academic year 2015-16.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/90621-30-scholarships-for-capital-students


Bahria University’s HOD Becomes the Best Teaching Professor

Bahria University’s HOD of Computer Engineering, Dr. Shahzad Khalid has been declared as the best teaching professor of all the universities of Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-17-2016/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=411.gif



Curriculum of Madrissahs is not According to Modern Trends

Chairman of Pakistan Madaaris Education Board, Dr. Amir has said that the curriculum of madaaris is not according to the modern trends. Unless we give facilities to madaaris, positive change can’t be achieved.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-18/page-3/detail-10


140th Council Meeting: PMDC Elects New President , Vice President
Members of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) elected Prof Dr Shabbir Lehri as President and Prof Dr Abid Farooqi as Vice President at its 140th council meeting on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1028782/140th-council-meeting-pmdc-elects-new-president-vice-president/





SC Approached For Help In Finding Missing Students

The Supreme Court has been asked to intervene and take notice of the treatment meted out to a student who disappeared, was believed to have been “killed in an encounter” with security forces.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1233546/sc-approached-for-help-in-finding-missing-student


Madrassa reforms: Punjab shut only two suspected seminaries     

A year after the government announced plans to register and reform madrassas as part of the National Action Plan (NAP), the ruling party is apparently shying away from taking action against the seminaries with ties to militants while the subject of reforms is yet to be broached.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1029585/madrassa-reforms-punjab-shut-only-two-suspected-seminaries-back-page/




HSSC Annual Exam Forms Submission Schedule Announced

Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) has announced annual 2016 exam forms submission schedule for Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC). The last date for online submission of admission forms with single fee for HSSC exam would be Feb 12.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=286077




Government Not Selling Institutions, Nor Terminating Teachers

The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) Chairman Engineer Qamarul Islam Raja has rejected the concerns raised by teacher community of Punjab by saying that the government is neither selling any educational institution nor terminating the services of government teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-18/page-13/detail-4


Protest against raise in LDA school fee

Dozens of parents along with their children staged a protest demonstration in front of the LDA school in Allama Iqbal Town against the Lahore Development Authority’s education wing for raising monthly fee in its schools.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1233529


Government’s Callousness is Irksome for Teachers

Punjab Teachers Union’s President Sajjad Akbar Kazmi has said that the teachers are being forced to protest as a last resort. Government’s callousness has made the teachers worry about the future of education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103290941&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160116



250 Schools Deprived of Drinking Water Facilities

245 schools of Rawalpindi district are devoid of a basic facility like drinking water. Government has decided to allocate funds for procuring this facility for schools. In the first phase 1.56 crores will be disbursed for this purpose.

Complete Story:http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-18&edition=ISL&id=2116666_95384700


Schools Sealed in Rawalpindi

RDA sealed three private schools while conducting an operation against commercial activities in residential areas. Marryland School, City School and Al-Ibaad School have been sealed.

Complete Story:http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-17&edition=ISL&id=2115223_88989695


Private Schools Ordinance is Against Constitution

The ordinance issued by Governor for regulating private schools is against the constitution. It is a conspiracy to make parents and school owners fight with each other.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-01-16/page-2


HEC’s Budget Raised to 78 Billion

Former MPA of PML (N), Dr. Zamurd Yasmeen has said that government has raised the budget of HEC form 48 billion rupees to 78 billion rupees.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-18/page-2/detail-24


Only Education can End Poverty

CM Shahbaz Shareef has said that only education can end poverty and unemployment and enable Pakistan to become a developed country. Government realizes the importance of education and is trying its best to spread the light of education to every nook and corner of the province.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-16/page-1/detail-18






Protest Against Handing over Schools to PEF

Punjab Teachers Union held a meeting in a local school to discuss the policy of government to hand over government schools to Punjab Education Foundation. They said that this decision is going to curb the education opportunities for poor children.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-01-17/page-8


Investigation of Fake Recruitment of Teachers

Some fraudsters made fake recruitments of 48 teachers with compliance of Accounts office in Kalar Syedan. All such fake teachers are residents of Lahore and have been getting monthly salaries.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-01-16/page-4


Education Brings Revolution in Nations

Lt Gen Abdul Qayyum, Chairman Standing Committee for Defense Production attended a prize distribution ceremony in a private school in Dhudial. He said that only education has brought revolution in the fate of nations.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-18&edition=ISL&id=2116744_80649421


Students, Senior Citizen Walk For Environment Protection

A walk was held at Lalik Chowk, Defence Housing Authority (DHA) early on Sunday morning to raise awareness about environmental issues.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1029518/rise-and-shine-students-senior-citizens-walk-for-environment-protection/


Teachers To Stage Sit-In Against Schools Privatisation

Teachers of entire district will stage a sit-in in front of TMA office against the government for making anti-education policies. This was announced by Rana Irshad Ahmad, President of Punjab Teachers Union, while addressing a press conference.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=286107


Police Vacate School Buildings

One Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) office and four police stations have been vacated after news emerged that an SDPO office and four police stations were established in school buildings of Education Department in district Shikarpur here on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=286111


No Allocation for New Books in Punjab

Urdu Bazar’s President Khalid Pervez has said that Punjab Government has not allocated the funds hitherto. Therefore, the publishers will not be able to publish the books for upcoming academic year on time.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-18/page-12/detail-14


Teachers Up Against Schools Privatization

The teachers have held a protest rally here on Saturday against the privatisation of government schools in district Layyah.  Punjab Teachers Union Central President Ghulam Mohiudden while addressing the protestors questioned that as to why the government does privatise organisations, showing poor performance like DCO Office, and prisons department.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/17-Jan-2016/teachers-up-against-schools-privatisation


Hapless Kids Demand Access to Education

Various children of Chowk Fawara, Kehror Pakka said that they had been living a hand-to-mouth life and were unable to continue their education despite doing work at hectic pace in the cold nights. They added that they leave home in the evening and sell around 30 to 40 boiled eggs during the night and earn about Rs100.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/18-Jan-2016/hapless-kids-demand-access-to-education


Construction of New Block in Women College

Construction of post graduate block has started in Govt. College for Women 6th Road. The new block will have four floors.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-01-18/page-2


Honor for Govt. Postgraduate College Shadbagh

Girls of Govt. Postgraduate College Shadbagh took 2nd position in the debate competition at district as well as divisional level. They took 3rd position in essay writing competition.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-18/page-4/detail-15


13th Convocation of NCA

13th convocation of NCA was held yesterday. Graduates of 2011 and 2012 were also present in the convocation. 250 degrees were awarded in the convocation.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103292075&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160117






Ban on Students Union is Non-Constitutional

Nazim of ATI, Akram Rizvi has responded to Rana Mashood’s statement that ban on students unions won’t be removed. Akram Rizvi has said that ban on students unions is against the constitution.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-17/page-12/detail-3


FJU Welcomes Foreign Collaborations

Fatima Jinnah University Rawalpindi held a three days long International Conference on Gender, Social Sciences and Humanities: New Direction in Scholarships. While addressing at the conference, VC Dr. Samina Ameen Qadir said that Fatima Jinnah University was open to welcome all the foreign scholars and is ready to make links with foreign universities.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-16-2016/pindi/pic.asp?picname=421.gif





Interviews for New VC of Punjab University

The tenure of current VC of Punjab University is going to end on 20th January 2016. Interviews for new VC will be conducted in the next week. Many academic experts are striving to get appointment on this key post.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-16/page-12/detail-9


1st PhD in Nano-chemistry

Muhammad Arshad of GCU Lahore has obtained the first ever PhD degree in nano-chemistry.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-16/page-2/detail-27


Award of PhD Degrees in PU

Punjab University has awarded four PhD degrees to Rubina Kausar, Sumera Batool, Rabia Rehman and Abdul Saboor in Applied Psychology, Communication Studies, Chemistry and Arabic respectively.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103292065&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160117



Ghazi varsity plans for smartphones for students, faculty

Smartphones uploaded with curriculum will be delivered to the faculty and students on their admission to the university. This was stated by newly-appointed Vice Chancellor of Ghazi University, Prof Muhammad Khalique Ahmed, here on Saturday at a welcome ceremony organised by the Urdu department.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1233524


Bilawal’s initiative may help lift ban on student union

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto’s direction to the Sindh and Azad Kashmir governments to lift the decades-old ban on student unions in educational institutions may force other provinces to follow suit.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1233725




Committee Should be Formed for Addressing Private Schools Fee Issue

Sindh’s Minister for Education, Nisar Khoro has said that a committee should be formed to address the issue of fees hike by private schools.  All stakeholders should sit together to solve this issue.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-01-16/page-8



KGS wins best delegation trophey at ZABMUN                 

With Karachi Grammar School (KGS) clinching the best delegation trophy, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) Model United Nations’ eighth edition came to an end after four days of dialogue and discussions under this year’s objective, ‘Initiating dialogues and advocating diversity’.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1029498/advocating-diversity-kgs-wins-best-delegation-trophy-at-zabmun/


Pakistan ranked bottom 9 in literacy

Former Chairman HEC, Dr Atta ur Rehman has said that Pakistan is one of the 9 lower most literate countries that spend only 2% of their GDP on education. He was addressing a private college’s convention on Saturday. He said that with his efforts, the number of scientific publications increased from 700 to 10,000.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-17-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=46_20.gif


Life Without Mobile Phones is Difficult, reveals a Survey

According to a survey conducted by Mass Communication Department of Karachi University, 89% youth has said that it is very difficult for them to spend life without mobile phones. 40% think that expensive mobile has influence on personality.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-16-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=11_08.gif


Admission Lists in FUU

Admission Director of Federal Urdu University, Rashid Tanveer has issued the admission lists in Masters Science and Arts for 2016.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-18-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=04_04.gif


First Convocation: 29 Students Graduate From COMMECS

A total of 29 students from COMMECS Institute of Business and Emerging Sciences (Cibes) held their heads high as they were awarded degrees at the first convocation ceremony of the institute on Saturday.

Compete Story:http://tribune.com.pk/story/1028692/first-convocation-29-students-graduate-from-commecs/


CIBES Convocation: ATTA Stress Research In The Field Of Science

Former minister of Education and Information Technology Attaur Rahman while speaking at the convocation ceremony of Commecs Institute of Business and Emerging Sciences (CIBES) said that the Islamic world was yet to produce a Noble Prize winner for research work done in the field of Science.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-18/page-15/detail-2


Opposition leader highlights plight of students in shikarpur

Encroachment by law enforcers was highlighted on Friday when Sindh Assembly’s opposition leader revealed during the session the housing of a police station inside a school in Shikarpur district.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1028256/opposition-leader-highlights-plight-of-students-in-shikarpur/


GAMBAT Institute To Start Liver Transplants From Next Month

The Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences (Gims) is set to become the country’s first public health facility to provide free-of-charge liver transplants from the first week of February.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1028251/public-healthcare-gambat-institute-to-start-liver-transplants-from-next-month/


Aseefa College Principal Resign In Row With VC

Prof Dr Noor Ahmed Khoso, principal of the Bibi Aseefa Dental College, a constituent unit of the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU), resigned on Friday after a pro­longed row with the VC of the SMBBMU over recognition of the college by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and students’ protest.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1233224




Capital Model Schools In Shambles By Dr. Fauzia Naz

 Electronic gaming has taken the world by storm. The addictive properties of electronic games are based on the trial and reward mechanism which deteriorates cognitive and reasoning abilities and produce attention deficits in individuals of all ages. Electronic games are also known to cause aggressive behaviour as well as anti-social traits.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=285998


Who Is Afraid Of Students Union? By Lal Khan

On January 11, 2016, the normally dormant, lifeless and visionless institution called the Senate did something unexpected and radical even going against its core conservative characteristics.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-17/page-7/detail-1


Medical Education In Pakistan By Fawad Kaiser

Medicine is one of the key professions wherein life and death decisions are made fairly regularly. Training to be a doctor is both expensive and essential.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-18/page-6/detail-5


Question of Removing Ban on Students Unions

Bilawal Bhutto has asked Sindh and AJK government to remove ban on students unions because this ban is an outcome of dictatorship and caused hurdles in democratic grooming of students.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-18/page-16/detail-1


Teaching Staff Shortage By Hayat Khan

I WANT to draw the Balochistan governor’s attention towards the shortage of teaching staff at the University of Balochistan. In January 2015, the university conducted a written test through the National Testing Service for posts lying vacant in different departments.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1233259


Those Teachers Were Great By Dr. Farooq Chaudhry

I studied in Middle School Qaboola till 8th class. We were able to benefit from a very efficient team of teachers. They always used to keep in contact with the local people.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-01-17/page-16


Letters to the Editor


Women Education In Pakistan

 Education is the right of every human being but unfortunately in Pakistan the women, who constitute more than half of the country’s population are mostly deprived of education. According to Pakistan Education for All [EFA] review report 2015, 6.7 million children are out of school and among them 55 percent are girls.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=285992


University Should be Build in Open Area

Few days back Khuram Dastagir announced to build an Economics and Technology University in Gujranwala. However it has been decided to construct it in the Government College. The decision should be revised and university should be constructed in some open land.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01 -17&edition=ISL&id=2115550_30097180


Capital Schools

Nawaz Sharif has taken the onus of upgrading the deteriorating standards of model schools and colleges of the capital. He is being supported by his daughter Mariam Nawaz in the attainment of this vital objective. All this sounds good and must happen.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/91674-Capital-schools


Just One School

Shinkiari village in the Mansehra district acts as the main hub for surrounding areas like Bajna, Tanda, Baffa, Bedadi, Baghuwar, Tambah, Ichrian, Darhial, Dadar, Sum, Jaborhi, Sachan, etc, to meet their basic needs.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/90649-Just-one-school


Scholarship for special people

This is apropos Rukhsana Shah’s article ‘Revive institutions’. In November 2015 the Higher Education Commission (HEC) announced indigenous PhD scholarships where 2pc quota was reserved for physically-challenged persons.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1233649/scholarships-for-special-people


Educated terrorist

Of late there have been growing cases of highly-educated people being picked up by law-enforcement agencies for their alleged involvement in terrorism-related cases.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1233648/educated-terrorists


KU admissions

According to the prospectus of the University of Karachi, “As per approval of the Academic Council, admissions to Bachelor’s and Master’s Programmes in Karachi University are granted according to merit under categories K (Karachi), S (Sindh) and P (Pakistan). 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1233646/ku-admissions


SPSC lapse

Recently, the Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) uploaded a letter on its website which stated that 3,550 candidates had qualified for the screening test of the CCE (Combined Competitive Examination) 2013.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/91866-SPSC-lapse

The state of education

Education is the basic right of citizens, which many women are deprived of in Pakistan. According to a 2015 report, millions of children are out of school and thousands of them are girls.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1028224/the-state-of-education-ii-2/


QAU fee hike

The Quaid-i-Azam vice-chancellor has increased the university fees. BS students who used to pay Rs27,000 per semester earlier are now required to pay Rs39,000. Similar is the case with MSc, MPhil and PhD students.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1233476


Teaching staff shortage

I want to draw Balochistan governor’s attention towards the shortage of teaching staff in University of Balochistan.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=16_01_2016_009_007


Regional Press:


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Container terminal creates threats for students

Peshawar:  The container terminal, near the Ring Road private school, created threats to the lives of hundreds of school students.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103293924&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160118


Peshawar remains open to all private and public schools today

Peshawar:  Peshawar remains open to all private and public schools today.  All the district schools were closed due to terrorist attack on educational institutions.

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


Education department adhoc policy and appointment method is not favorable: Dr.Waseem Khan

Nowshera:  The central secretary information, Tanzeem-e-Asatzah Pakistan, Dr. Washeem Khan has expressed his concern over the education curriculum.

Complete Story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/143/akhbar-e-khyber-18th-jan-2016/page/4


Deputy DEO visits schools

Nowshera: The Deputy District Education Officer visited Nizampur schools & found eleven teachers and one watchman absent from their duties.

Complete Story:  Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.3


Mufti Mehmood Public School & College in deplorable condition

Dera Ismail Khan: The Mufti Mehmood Public School & College, which was declared one of the best project of the MMA regime, has declined in the several months.

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


Demand for action against students living illegally in Gomal University

Dera Ismail Khan: Trader’s leader & column writers Suhail Ahmad Azmi demanding from the Dera administration & University administration to take action against illegal living students in it.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.5


Remonstration over removal of eight employees

Charsadda:  A meeting was held among SDEO district male and ADEOs, assuring full support to DEOs females, who were terminated.

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


Government Primary School Shanawari Hangu facing problems

Hangu: The government primary school Shanawari Hangu is facing so problems from shortage of staff, rooms and electricity.

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


Taking initiatives for development of education

Peshawar: The Provincial Minister for Labour and Mineral Development, Anisa Zaib said that the provincial government is taking initiatives for the development of education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/index.aspx?Issue=NP_PEW&Page=City_Page002&Date=20160117&Pageno=2&View=1



No nation can get succeed without education

Pabbi: The President of Akakhel Youth Wing Mardan Nadeem Akakhel said, during a visit of Iqra School and College, that success is impossible without education, because education is a first step to success.

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?paged=2


It’s imperative to educate the new generation

Batkhela: District Mayor Syed Ahmad Ali Shah said that the set-up of the modern foreign school is a good step in the establishment and development of the area.

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


Students protest on non-issuance of roll number slips

Peshawar:  Students who want take admission in M.S. in Agriculture University, demanded from the relevant officials to re-test students in NTS.

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


Staff deprived of salary  

DI Khan:  The KP government is not paying salaries to the teaching and non-teaching staff, who were working with Focus Grammar’ Schools & Colleges, for the last four months. They held a protest against the KP government, but all was in vain.

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


Demand for filling shortage of staff

Hangu: The Government Primary School Hangu is facing lots of problems, including staff deficiency, electricity problems, and shortage of rooms.

Complete Story:  Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.3


Provincial government believes in the promotion of merit policy: Dr.Amjad Ali

Peshawar: The Special Assistant to the Chief Minister, Dr. Amjad Ali said, during a ceremony of distributing appointment letters that the provincial government believes in the promotion of merit policy in the province.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103289657&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160116  

Daily Awam-un-Nass, Peshawar, Page No.2


No tolerance on privatization of colleges: APCA

Mingora: APCA has warned against the privatization of government colleges.

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


Demand for reverting decision of privatization of colleges

Dargai: A meeting was held at Government Post Graduate College Dargai, under the chair of local unit

President PECTA Professor Jalal-ud-din, where all teaching staff, clerks, lab assistant and class four

employees participated. The participants expressed anxiety on privatization of colleges, which creates anxiety among the employees, students and parents. They demanded to take the decision back.

Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.5


On every front we will work against negligent teachers: Watan Paal Asatzah

Mohmand Agency:  The Watan Paal Asatzah meeting was held in government high school Nahqai.

The Watan Paal Asatzah President, Mr. Marjan Ali said on the occasion that on every front they will work against negligent teachers, advising teachers to give full attention towards their assignments.

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

Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.2


The Khyber Medical College students' future should not be darkened

Peshawar: Dr.Umer, Dr.Yawar, Dr.Waleed and Dr.Tahir during a press conference here in Peshawar Press Club, said that students of Khyber Medical College demanded from the government that students who fulfill merit should be provided admission in Pakistan Medical and Dental Council.

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

Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.2


Demand for reverting decision of privatization of colleges

Dargai: A meeting was held at Government Post Graduate College Dargai, under the chair of local unit president PECTA Professor Jalal-ud-din, where teaching staff, clerks, lab assistants and class four employees participated. The participants expressed anxiety on privatization of colleges, which creates anxiety among the employees, students and parents. They demanded to take the decision back.

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



Bannu Girls Degree College students deprived of a Maths lecturer for two months

Bannu: Bannu Girls Degree College students deprived of a math lecturer for two months.

Complete Story:  Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.8


All Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Teaching Assistants Survival Society protest demonstration

Peshawar:  All Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Teaching Assistants Survival Society held a protest demonstration in front of Peshawar Press Club for their salary release and demanded of basic scale.

Complete Story:  Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.5


Students protest demonstration against government school colleges’ privatization

Peshawar: The Mutahida Students Mahaz held a protest demonstration against government school colleges’ privatization in front of Peshawar Press Club. The PSO Shah Bacha, MSF Ameen Haq Yar, Pakhtooon Students Federation Jalal and IJT Sajjad Khan headed the protest rally. 

Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?paged=8


Government has promised to revolutionize the education department 

Peshawar: Mr. Iftikhar Mashwani government has promised to revolutionize the education department, while declaring that the former government hadn’t paid any attention to this sector due to which there are lots of deficiencies.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/index.php?city=peshawar&page=17&date=2016-01-13


The college’s privatization must be avoided, Arbab Rafaqat

Peshawar: Arbab Rafaqat stated that college’s privatization must be avoided, he said this in a government college administration meeting.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/index.aspx?Issue=NP_PEW&Page=City_Page002&Date=20160115&Pageno=2&View=1




Director Education Schools should be transferred: GTA Ziyarat

District Loralai: The Government Teachers Association members of Ziyarat said in statement that many official problems of teachers are lingering due to the Director Schools.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html




To fire the employees from Engineering University is condemnable: Ghulam Qadir Umrani

District Qalat: The BNP district leader Mr. Haji Ghulam Qadair Umrani said Engineering University Khuzdar has fired employees, which is condemnable act, and demanded the government should take notice and restore the fired employees.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


Thousands of schools are running just on the basis of single teacher: BSO

District Quetta: The Secretary, Central Information, Mr. Nasir Baloch said thousands of schools are running just on the basis of single teacher and were lacking basic facilities.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-18-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


Standard education is the right of every child: Naimatullah Zaheer

District Quetta: The Chairman Khidmat-e-Khalq foundation Mr. Naimatullah Zaheer said that standard of education is right of every child. He said children in Balochistan are deprived of education and majority of them are out of school.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103293407&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160118


Balochistan University grant went astray in corruption: PSF

District Quetta: The Pashtoon Student Federation said in provincial statement that HEC and CM Balochistan provided grants to the Baluchistan University for educational and infrastructural development, however, grants have been inappropriately consumed.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No.6


Demand to recruit NTS pass teachers in education department

District Quetta: Social activist Mr. Mir Sikandar Khan Umrani along with others said in statement that NTS pass teachers should be recruited soon in the education department. He said Commissioner Nasirabad has ensured early recruitment of teachers but still progress is not visible.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-17-2016/Quetta/page3.asp


Director schools should be transferred: GTA Zoab Division

District Loralai: Government Teachers Association Zoab Division said in statement that many official problems of teachers are lingering, due to the Director of Schools.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-17-2016/Quetta/page12.asp


No nation can progress without education: Speakers

District Qilla Abdullah: Mr. Hafiz Hamadullah chaired an educational seminar in a local public school in which politicians & scholars participated. They said no nation can progress without education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-17-2016/Quetta/page12.asp


Striving for admissions of children: Gul Muhammad

District Quetta: Deputy District Education officer Chilton Mr. Gul Muhammad said after vacations, admission campaign of children has to be fastened.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103291507&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160117


Primary School ceiling should be repaired: Habibullah Langah

District Lasbela: Primary School Haji Pirya Chotharo ceiling should be repaired as soon as possible because of dilapidation, it may collapse at any time and causalities may occur. Mr. Habibullah Langho demanded from DC Lasbela to renovate school ceiling. 

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No.3.


Government Boys High School building suffering from dilapidation

District Sohbatpur: Social activist Mr. Mir. Sohail Ahmed Khan, briefing journalists, said that Government Boys High School Mehunpur Primary building is suffering from dilapidation.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


Othal University is going towards decline: BSO Pachar

District Quetta: The central secretary, BSO Pachar, Mr. Nasir Baloch said Othal university administration is failing Baloch candidates. 

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-16-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


Rejection of Lord Macaulay education system

District Qilla Abdullah: The President Ahsan-ul-Uloom unit Mr. Hafiz Hamadullah, along with others, said that they reject Lord Macaulay education system, stressing on collective striving for the implementation of Islamic education system.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103289440&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160116


Students should keep away from plagiarism: Essa Roshan

District Pishin: The Provincial Leader Pashtoon-Khuwa Milli Awami Party Mr. Essa Roshan said students should take keen interest in education and should not be dependent on plagiarism.

Complete Story:http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103289444&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160116


Violation of merit in NTS: Azizullah Shahwani

District Quetta: The National party leader & district member Mr. Azizullah Shahwani in statement that there was a violation of merit and services rules in NTS.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103289215&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160116


Demand for up-gradation of school

District Lasbela: Mr. Muhammad Asghar said in statement that Government Girls Primary School Village Dawood Kangar should be upgraded to middle, because of its old building.

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


Struggling for student rights & implementation of Islamic Education system: Jamiat

District Quetta: The JUI leaders have said that modern times should be co-relating with Islam for better understanding, but not to defame Islam.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-15-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


Merit violation is going on in educational institutions: ANP

District Loralai: The president, ANP leader unit Loralai, Mr. Zaitullah Khan along with others said that verbal educational reforms are not enough for educational emergency, there should be true practical work on that noble cause. They said appointment of juniors over senior administrative posts is also a question mark on the performance and honesty of the government.   

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-15-2016/Quetta/page7.asp


Merit violated appointments in education department should be canceled: Abdul Ghani

District Quetta: The senior provincial vice president of Pashtoon party Mr. Abdul Ghani said that government & nationalist’s educational claims are baseless, because merit is being violated in NTS recruitments.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-15-2016/Quetta/page7.asp


DC Harnai visits different schools

District Harnai: The Deputy Commissioner Harnai Mr. Fateh Khan said, while visiting different schools, that quality education will not be compromised at any level and hindrances will not be tolerated.

Complete Story:





IT lab assistants could not be appointed in schools

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of the Punjab had issued orders to the EDOs, to appoint IT teachers and IT lab assistants at the Schools of District Rahim Yar Khan. However, the District Education Office ignored government orders. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-18/page-03 


Headmaster involved in corruption of hundreds and thousands of rupees

District Rahim Yar Khan: Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed, Headmaster Government Boys High School Chak No.7/P, has been charged for corruption of hundreds of thousands of rupees in collaboration of his colleagues through bogus cheques from the non-salary budget.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 07


Primary schools look abandoned

District Vehari:  The Government Girls Primary School, Basti Azam Shah in Mouza Jateera Azam, Luddan looks abandoned; as teachers never come to school and the building is turning into ruins.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-18/page-3


Fake reports of Parho Punjab, Barho Punjab being submitted

District Lahore: The Project of “Parho Punjab, Barho Punjab” was launched with an amount of 1.25 billion rupees, but later it was increased to 7.5 billion rupees for improving facilities at schools, increasing child enrolment and improving the standards and quality of education.  The charge of the project was taken by Abdul Jabbar Shaheen, the Secretary Education.  However, it has been discovered that corruption and fake reports are being carried out by officials of the monitoring teams.      

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-18/page-01 


School established in 1964 needs up-gradation

District Bahawalpur: Government Girls Primary School Garha Morr was established in 1964 but was not paid any attention by government.  The residents have appealed the authorities to take notice.  

Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 01


Newly elected councilor cleans school gutter with his own hands

District Rahim Yar Khan: Mohammed Anwar Abbassi, a newly elected councilor of Ward No.1, Khanpur cleaned the sewerage of Government Primary School Ward No.1, Basti Hakrro, Khanpur because the sewerage line had been blocked and the sewerage water was entering classrooms.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 11


Government teachers open their own academies

District Rajanpur: Teachers of government schools are running their own academies, instead of teaching at the Government Schools, where they have jobs and get hefty salaries. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 12


Teachers held protest rally and stage sit in against privatization of schools

District Layyah: The Punjab Teachers Union District Layyah held a protest rally and staged a sit-in against the privatization of Government Schools, where thousands of male and female teachers of different Schools of District Layyah participated in the rally and sit in. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 12


Signboards around Girls College become a security risk

District Khanewal: Signboards around the boundary walls of Government Post Graduate Girls College Khanewal have become a security risk for the college because anyone could easily climb the boundary wall with the help of these signboards. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 02


Digital Education System launched at Ghazi University

District Dera Ghazi Khan: A Digital Education System has been launched at the Ghazi University.  Dr. Khalique Ahmed, the VC of the University said despite the shortage of resources the University will be made a role model in the field of higher education. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 03


Teachers on the roads against privatization of government schools

District Lodhran: The Punjab Teachers Union held a protest rally in Lodhran and many other different cities against the privatization of government schools.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-16/page-08


Main gate of girl’s schools is a pile of garbage

District Khanewal: Government Girls Model High School is located in the centre of the Khanewal and is surrounded by main bazaars, but the residents of all the surrounding areas are littering in front of the said school.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-16/page-2


Demand for girl’s school building

District Bahawalpur: Basti Siddiqueabad, which is only half a kilometer from Garha Morr on the Khanewal Road, has a population of several thousand persons but does not have a girl’s school.  The residents have demanded a girl’s school for the area.   

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-16/page-09


Sign boards become security risk for girls’ college

District Khanewal: Sign boards along the boundary wall of Government Girls Postgraduate College have become a security risk for the said college.  The administration of the college has fixed barbed wire on the boundary wall and has requested district authorities to remove the sign boards but nobody has paid any attention. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-16/page-8


PEF waivers admission fees for partner schools

District Rahim Yar Khan: PEF has issued a notification for the waiver of examination admission fees of Class 9th and 10 Students.  More than 1.9 million Students are going to benefit from this facility.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 07


United Teachers Front to hold rally against privatization of schools

District Rahim Yar Khan: The United Teachers Front Sadiqabad will hold a protest rally against the privatization of government schools and handing them over to PEF.  The teachers’ leadership said that the government wants to pocket money by privatizing schools.  

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-15/page-02


Principal usurps student scholarships

District Rahim Yar Khan: Students of Government Technical Training Institute Khanbela have alleged that Mohammed Irfan, the principal of the said Institute has usurped student scholarships and has paid only Rs.1500 per student instead of RS.6000. Students have appealed the DCO Rahim Yar Khan and Commissioner Bahawalpur to take notice. 

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


Delinquents involved in teasing school girls and teachers

District Bahawalpur: The Chairman Youth Welfare Organization, Ziaul Qasim Baloch Khairpur Tamaywali told the press that delinquents come to the bus stop of Adda Inayati and create problems for female teachers and school girls of Government Inayati Girls High School.   They also appealed to the MPA Mian Mohammed Kazim Ali Pirzada to take notice of the situation. 

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


Grant demanded for dangerous school building

District Muzaffargarh: Malik Mohammed Amjad Cheena, a local leader has demanded that the government must give a grant for the construction of the building of Government Elementary School Basti Cheena.  The building of the said school is in a miserable condition and it causes a threat to the lives of 600 students.  

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 15


Privatization of schools will make education inaccessible for poor children

District Muzaffargarh: The district leader of Punjab Teachers Union, Mr. Imamuddin Malik, has said that the privatization of schools will make education inaccessible for poor children.  He said that schools that are being given to the PEF have been showing 90 per cent results.  

Complete Story: Daily Naya Dour, Multan, Page No. 03


PEF schools without facilities, owners making huge money

District Layyah:  The residents of Chowk Sarwar Shaheed have told the press that the PEF partner schools do not have facilities for students and the owners of these schools are making huge profits by taking scholarships from PEF. 

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 08




Electricity of sixty schools could not be restored

District Dadu: More than sixty schools of district Dadu are running without electricity. The SEPCO staff did not obey the directives of Deputy Commissioner to restore the electricity of the schools.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130352664&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160118


SSP vacates school building

District Shikarpur: The Building of Government Girls Secondary School, Dakhan has been vacated on the directives of the SSP Shikarpur. The building was under control of the police.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130352723&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160118


Board staff protests against Chairman

District Sukkur: The lower staff of Education Board Sukkur holds a protest against the Chairman of the Board, alleging him of starting illegal steps against them.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130352706&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160118



Non-teaching staff protests over non-payment of salary

District Sukkur: The non-teaching staff of Director Colleges holds protest over non-payment of salary, for the last five years.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130352558&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160118


Social organization donates books among students

District Larkana: A social organization, Sindh Rural Development distributed text books among the students of class one to five, at Government Primary School Dodo Sanhiri.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130352568&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160118


Teachers continue hunger strike

District Khairpur Mirs: Teachers of other cadre continued their hunger strike, over nonpayment of salary.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130352748&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160118




Admission movement started

District Sanghar: Admission movement, for the girls of matric class, started under the cooperation of the District Health Officer, Mr. Dr. Abtab Ahmed Soomro, and District Coordinator Dr. Razia Jameel, at Khirpro and Jaam Nawaz Ali.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-03.jpg


School closed due to non-availability of teachers

District Dadu: The Government Primary School, Muhalla Arif Memon remains closed, due to non-availability of teachers and not issuance of SEMIS code. Student education is affected.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-05.jpg



Closure of School due to non-availability of teachers

District Nawabshah: The Government Primary School, village Wadero Bakhshal Khan Marri is closed, due to non-availability of teachers. The Students and residents held a protest, while demanding for its restoration.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_18012016015659.jpg


Construction work of Degree College idle

District Khairpur Mirs: The construction work of Government Girls Degree College, Taluka Kot Diji, has been idle for the past two years.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_18012016015659.jpg


School building in crumbling condition

District Naushehro Feroz: The building of Government Primary School, village Wahid Bux Nangraaj, has turned dangerous for the students, due to carelessness of the concerned authorities.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_18012016015732.jpg


Shortage of basic facilities in school

Hyderabad: Hundreds of students of Government Primary School, village Ghulab Khan Lighari, sit under open sky, due to shortage of classrooms.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_18012016015831.jpg


Negligence of more than 40 crore in four education boards

Karachi: Mismanagement of more than forty crore rupees has been exposed in the four Education boards of Sindh Province. The amount has been spent on stationary, examination papers, certificates, office material, furniture and development works, without publishing any tender publically. The Education Board Larkana, Hyderabad, Mipurkhas and Sukkur have issued the tenders to the companies, without licenses.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Jan/18-1-2016/Page1/P1-38.jpg


SEPCO disconnects electricity of six schools

District Jacobabd: The SEPCO Sukkur has disconnected the electricity of six schools of Kandhkot, along twenty other government buildings, due non-payment of bills.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Jan/18-1-2016/Page3/P3-26.jpg


Middle and Primary School buildings ruined

District Sijawal: The only Government Middle School Building of Union Council Belo is closed, due to carelessness of the education authorities.

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School compound wall collapses

District Khairpur Mirs: The compound wall of Government Primary School, village Bero Khan Mehran, collapsed suddenly; fortunately teachers and students remained safe.

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Staff not appointed for Higher Secondary School

District Dadu: The Government High School Kakar was up graded to Higher Secondary School, however, its staff has not been appointed, for classes of first and second years.

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Teachers continue protest over non-payment of salary

District Khairpur Mirs: Teachers of other cadre continued a protest strike against stoppage of salary, for the last 38 months.

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40,000 Children deprived of getting primary education

District Dadu: A survey report has publicized that around 40,000 children are bereft of primary education, in District Dadu, due to countless reasons. Most of the parents are living under the poverty line and have countless financial constraints that cause children to leave schools.

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Salary not released to other cadre teachers

District Khairpur Mirs: Teachers of other cadre are still deprived of their salaries, since joining in 2012.

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PM takes notice of closure of colleges

District Tando Muhammad Khan: Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has demanded a report from the Chief Secretary, while taking the notice of closures of Boys College Dando and Boys College Tando Ghulam Hyder.

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Closure of girls’ primary school

District Ghotki: The residents of village Rasool Bux Kosh have grown vegetables in the building of Government Girls Primary School, as a protest against the education authorities.

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Protest against not repairing of school building  

District Nushehro Feroz: Students and all parties alliance, organized a protest against not repairing of the building of primary school, village New Samtia.

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EDO suspends 10 teachers

District Umarkot: The EDO Education, Mr. Nasrullah Sahar has suspended 10 ghost teachers, during his visit of different schools in Chachro, while issuing them show cause notices.

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School building has not been repaired in years

District Naushehro Feroz: The residents of Union Council Moria, near Kandiaro, held a protest for repairing of a school building, declaring that students have to study outside, due to shortage of furniture and crumbling condition of the building.

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School without teachers

District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of village Sikhial Dahri, held a protest against closure of a primary school, due to absence of teachers, for the last three months.

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Standard of education in Sindh is deplorable

District Sanghar: A joint meeting was organized by non-governmental organization HANDS, where they claimed that, the condition of education in Sindh is deplorable. He added that HANDS had established schools for adults in 11 villages.

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High Court calls District Education Officer

Karachi: The High Court of Karachi has called for the District Education Officer, Badin, Mr. Mehfooz Shah, on his noncompliance of regularizing 37 non-teaching staff of the education department.

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Vice Chancellor to welcome the new batch on 18th January

Jamshoro: Vice Chancellor Sindh University Jamshoro, Ms. Abida Tahirani would welcome the new intake batch on 18th January 2016.

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School roof collapses

District Nawabshah: Students remained safe, during collapsing of roof of three classes, at Government Primary School Kadharo Mori.

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HEC releases funds for training of staff

Jamshoro: The Director Quality Enhancement Cell, University of Sindh Jamshoro, Dr. Shahzad Memon has declared that HEC has released funds for university employees for their training workshop.

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Education standard can be enhanced through Arismis Scholarship

Jamshoro: The first Arismis Scholarship Seminar was organized at Center of Excellence Arts and Design, Mehran University Jamshoro, where the country representative of the programme, Mr. Shabir Babar said that Arismis scholarship is a way to enhance education in third world countries.

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Commissioner visits schools

District Larkana: Commissioner Larkana visited different schools of Taluka Nasirabad, while checking the attendance of teachers through biometric verification. He found the number of teachers and other staff absent, and sent their report to the higher authorities.

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 Protest against non-approval of University grant

District Matiyari: A protest was observed on the call of Shah Latif Foundation, in different cities of Sindh, against non-approval of the grant for the Sufi University Bhit Shah.

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Biometric team visits schools for verification of teachers

District Qamber Shahdadkot: The monitoring team of Secretary Education, visited different schools of Shahdadkot, verifying the attendance of teachers in schools. Fifteen teachers were found absent from their duties, during the attendance checking of 90 teachers.

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B.Com regular examinations

Karachi: The Controller Examinations, Karachi University, Mr. Arshad Azma, has declared that examinations of B.Com will start from 20th January.

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