19 January 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

IJT Rejects Privatization of Colleges

Nazim of Islami Jamiat e Talaba Peshawar has said in a statement that the privatization of government colleges is an anti-education policy. His organization won’t let that policy succeed as this policy is will prove to be a financial drain for parents.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103295690&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160119


Education is not among the priorities of provincial government

ANP’s spokesperson Haroon Basheer Balaur said that it is very unfortunate to know that provincial government has excluded Pashtu language from the curriculum. Children were given Pashtu education for one year but now the exam for the language has been cancelled.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103295366&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160119


US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Energy starts in UET

US Consul General William J. Martin and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak unveiled a plaque at the KP Provincial Assembly today to formally launch the U.S.-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Energy.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/18/national/us-pakistan-centre-for-advanced-studies-in-energy-starts-in-uet/




New Education Boards Should be made in Balochistan

Tribal leader Prof. Rehan Ali has said that there is only one Education Board in Balochistan. More boards should be made because the population of Balochistan has increased.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103294905&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160119


Honor for Balochistan Taiba College

National Council for Medicine has announced the result of annual examinations 2015 for Specialization in Surgery. Students of Balochistan Taiba College won laurels in the exams.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103294919&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160119




Information Technology has made the World a Global Village

Connect 16 functions have started in University of Kashmir under the supervision of Computer Sciences Department. VC of AJK University, Prof. Dr. Khawaja Farooq said that information technology has made the world a global village. He also appreciated the efforts of Computer Science Department for holding the function.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-01-19/3383/information%20copy.jpg




German Envoy Visits RMS

German Ambassador Ina Lepel visited Roots Millennium Schools (RMS) German Language Pasch Programme classrooms at RMS Wahid International Campus, F-10/2, on Monday and held talk with students about academic opportunities in Germany, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/92093-German-envoy-visits-RMS



RSS Gets Social Responsibility Award

The Roots School System (RSS) has received 8th Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Business Excellence Award for the year 2016 in the category ‘Public Health/Safety Initiatives and Education’ at a CSR Summit organised here by the National Forum of Environment and Health (NFEH).

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/92097-RSS-gets-social-responsibility-award


Montessori Classes AtGovt School Soon

Good news for the parents from low-income groups: the Capital Administration and Development Division is planning to start free Montessori classes at government schools in Islamabad.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/92104-Montessori-classes-at-govt-schools-soon


Enrolment In Public Schools Increase: FDE Cheif

With the government’s plan to raise the standard of all the schools and colleges of the federal capital, it has been acknowledged that enrolment of students has been increased in the public sector schools.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/19-Jan-2016/enrolment-in-public-schools-increases-fde-chief


Young Students Pay Tribute To APS Martyres

The young students paid glowing tribute to the martyrs of Army Public School Peshawar during an enthralling performance here yesterday. The extravaganza of preschool kids was enthusiastically participated by the parents, teachers and students at Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) Auditorium.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/19-Jan-2016/young-students-pay-tribute-to-aps-martyrs


Islamabad to be Made Model Knowledge City

Minister of State for CADD, Dr Taiq Fazal has vowed that Islamabad will be made the model knowledge city. Private institutes will also have to cooperate for this purpose.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-19&edition=ISL&id=2119273_98091508


PhD Scholar Willing to Join ISIS

Senator Sitara Ayaz has revealed that she happened to meet a PhD scholar who was willing to join ISIS because of prolonged unemployment.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-19&edition=ISL&id=2120037_29996709


AIOU To Work With NYA To Promote Parliamentary Traditions

AllamaIqbal Open University (AIOU) will work with National Youth Assembly (NYA), a symbolic Parliament of about 23,000 young students, to promote healthy parliamentary and democratic traditions. This was stated by the University’s Vice Chancellor Prof DrShahidSiddiqui while addressing symbolic parliamentary session of NYA, held here at AIOU, said a news release on Monday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=286199


Sindh Students Visit AIOU

Students from Sindh Madressa tul Islam University (SMTI) on Monday visited Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) under national leadership programme and acquainted themselves with working of this mega educational institution.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/92073-Sindh-students-visit-AIOU


NUST Establishes Chinese Studies Centre

The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) has established a Chinese Studies Centre (CSC) at the School of Social Sciences & Humanities.  The CSC will serve as Centre of Excellence and will undertake studies in Chinese Society, Strategy, Politics, Language, Economy, Culture, Defense, Diplomacy, Environment and Sciences and Technology.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=286196


HEC Appoints New Members

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has appointed recently its new governing body members to further strengthen the role and workings of the commission in higher education sector. In this regard HEC has recently approved the selection of DrArshad Ali as Executive Director while DrFateh Muhammad Mari as Adviser Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr Mohammad Latif Adviser Quality Assurance/ Learning Innovation, and Waseem Hashmi Syed Adviser Human Resource Division.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=286194




Thousands Being Educated In Open Sky

Thousands of students of a public-sector school of Dera Ghazi Khan are still compelled to attend their classes under the open sky by sitting on the floor in even winter despite the high claims of the government.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/19-Jan-2016/thousands-being-educated-in-open-sky


Education for All Program in Girls High School Noor Khan Base

EDO Qazi Zahoor ul Haq has started the Education for All project in Girls High School Noor Khan Base. The programs envisions to provide education to the children working in brick kilns specifically. Principal Miss Naseem Altaf will supervise the program.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103296125&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160119


Engineering Education Needs to be Modernised

Engineering education plays a vital role in the growth and development of any country. It is fortunate that the current government is taking positive steps to improve the facilities for engineering education. These views were shared by Javed Saleem as the chief guest on 22ndconvocation of UET.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103295934&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160119









Punjab’s Teachers Should be Given Pay Scale Like Federal Teachers

Leaders of SST Teachers Association and Educators Association have said that the teachers of Punjab should also be given pay scales according to the service structure for teachers of Federal Capital and other three provinces.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-19&edition=ISL&id=2119007_71189881


1500 Educators to be Regularized this Year

It has been decided that 30000 educators in all over the Punjab and 1500 in Rawalpindi will be regularized this year. But with this decision their previous promotions will be reversed.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-19-2016/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=02_01.gif


Commissioner Orders to De-seal the Sealed Schools

Acting Commissioner and DCO Rawalpindi have given the orders to de-seal the private schools sealed by Rawalpindi Development Authority. The schools were sealed on the grounds of commercial activities in the residential areas.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-19-2016/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=02_06.gif



Education for Peace

ATI has said that their initiative of Education for Peace Road Caravan will be helpful in eradicating terrorist mindset and will be harbinger of peace and harmony.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-19/page-12/detail-13


1st Convocation of Jinnah Islamia College Township

Jinnah Islamia College Township held its first convocation here yesterday. The chief guest Dr. Hasan Mubeen Alam said that the students should focus on getting knowledge by education rather than just getting degrees.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-19/page-9/detail-10


Partner Schools Should Secure Lives of Students

PEF has given directions to partner schools that they should implement the circular of PEF in order to secure the lives of the students studying in the partner schools.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-19&edition=LHR&id=2119964_55142391



52.5 million approved for Scholarships

Provincial Zakat Council has approved 52.5 million rupees for the scholarships to be given to students of madrissah category and general category. The scholarships will be given to 136 institutes of the province.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-19&edition=LHR&id=2119966_92792931


Seminar in Virtual University

Virtual University held a seminar on improvement of standards in higher education. The seminar was held in MA Jinnah Campus.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103295931&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160119








25000 Teachers Submit Applications for Early Retirement

The performance of teachers has been linked with the results of Punjab Examination Commission (PEC). Therefore, 25000 teachers have submitted application for early retirement.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103295923&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160119


PU VC Inaugurates Zoological Museum In Punjab University

Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof DrMujahid Kamran has inaugurated the Zoological Museum opposite to Institute of Agricultural Sciences.  On this occasion, Chairman Department of Zoology Prof JavedIqbalQazi, Associate Prof DrZulfiqar Ali, faculty members and students were present. The Museum has been constructed before the given time of completion.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=286180






Minister Stresses Promotion Of Education At Int’l Level

Provincial Minister for Education RanaMashhood has stressed the need for speeding up efforts for the promotion of education at international level. He said that the targets of international peace, prosperity and harmony among comity of nations cannot be achieved without collective efforts for promotion of education in underdeveloped countries at international level.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/18/city/lahore/minister-stresses-promotion-of-education-at-intl-level/


Punjab Govt. Attaches Top Priority To Quality Education: ACS

Additional Chief Secretary Shumail Ahmad Khwaja Monday chaired a meeting to review proposals regarding increase in quota for Balochistan students in educational institutes in Punjab. Addressing the meeting held at Civil Secretariat, the additional chief secretary said that progress and prosperity is not possible without promotion of quality education. He said that acquiring modern education and latest knowledge is the need of the hour.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/18/city/lahore/punjab-govt-attaches-top-priority-to-quality-education-acs/




Condition of Sindh’s Education Department is Getting Worse

Leaders of Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association have said that the condition of Sindh’s education department is getting worse. And there is no hope of any betterment in the department.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-19-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_03.gif


Sindh Assembly Passes Bill: Benazirabad Board Of Intermediate, Secondary Education To Be Established

Sindh Assembly here on Monday unanimously passed the Sindh Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education (Amendment) Bill 2015. As per the bill, Benazirabad Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education will soon be established. Leader of the Opposition, Khawaja Izhar Ul Hasan on the occasion drew attention of the authorities that posts of Controllers of Examination are lying vacant since long in Karachi, Hyderabad and Mirpur Khas Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education respectively.

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/general-news/172/7325/


Seminar On Aviation Medicine At Dow University

Dow University of Health Sciences is the first Public Sector university of Pakistan offering post-graduate qualification in Aviation Medicine opening job avenues in civil and military sectors in national and international market. Dow University started course for new batch of Diploma in Aviation Medicine (5th Batch) at School of Public Health, Ojha Campus.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=286186



Firing on Girls Primary School

A fanatic opened fire in Girls Primary School of a backward area of Nasirabad. Innocent girls and teachers kept shouting for help. The fanatic had locked the school from inside.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-19&edition=KCH&id=2120722_50269511



Restoration of PU’s Integrity 
By Dr. Mujahid Mansoori

A debate has been recently started in Senate on the restoration of Students Unions in Pakistan. Punjab University has had the honor of serving as a hub to major student unions in the past.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-19-2016/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=06_08.gif


Letters to the Editor


B.A. Exams

Stunned by the system of BA examinations in our country, I would like to draw the attention of educational authorities towards improving the syllabus and course of bachelor examinations.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1233882


Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Education department not included in government priorities: Haroon Bilour

Peshawar: The provincial spokesman of ANP Bashir Bilour expressed concern over the exclusion of Pashtu language from the curriculum and demanded for its reinstatement.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103295366&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160119


Agency Education Officer commits to restore schools affected by operation Waziristan

South Waziristan:  The Agency Education Officer, Khali ur Rehman and the teachers of the South Waziristan jointly announced to work hard to restore the schools affected by Rah-e-Nijat operation. A ceremony was organized in this regard which was attended by Tribal Teachers Association and FATA ex and present cabinet members. 

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


Corruption exposed in female NTS recruitments

Mardan: Corruption has been unveiled in the recruitment of NTS pass PST females in Mardan. 
Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx


All party’s conference against closure of Rokhana Pakhtunkhwa Education Program

Matta Swat: In Koza Banda, an All Party’s Conference was held against the closure of Rokhana Pakhtunkhwa Education program. All party leaders showed their commitment to continue their struggle for reinstating the program. 

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


Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ends partnership with educational institutions

Peshawar: The government of Khyber Pakhunkhwa ended its partnership with education institutions which was challenged in the High Court. High Court Justice Qaiser Rashid & Rooh-ul-Amin Bench issued notices to Director Program Elementary Education Foundation for a reply no later than ten days.
Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/144/akhbar-e-khyber/page/2




7000 primary schools in Balochistan comprise of one room: BSO

District Quetta: The central junior vice-chairman, BSO, Mr. Khalid Baloch said 7000 primary schools in Balochistan comprised of only one room while the school buildings are in a deplorable condition putting students’ lives at risk.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-19-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


Demand for resolving Inter College Problem

District Zoab: The President Joint Action Committee Zoab Hazrat Usman Achakzai said that Government Inter College is the only college which is imparting education to the residents in its catchment area but is facing problems of transport facility due to which students face trouble in commuting to and from the college. Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-19-2016/Quetta/page10.asp


Demand for establishing Educational Boards in Balochistan

District Mastung: Tribal Leader Mr. Professor Rehan Ali said that educational boards should be established in Balochistan for the ease of students. Currently, only one board is working in Balochistan which is alarming as it cannot resolve the issues of the huge strength of students. More educational Boards should be established in line with the increasing population. 
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103294905&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160119


Shortage of basic facilities in school

District Quetta: The Government Primary School Qilli Sardar was established in 1986, but it is still deprived of basic facilities despite being located in the hub of the city. Few desks, 27 students and only 2 teachers are the complete belongings of the school.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi, Quetta, Page No. 03


Government should resolve legal educational problems: Dr. Abdul Wahab

District Quetta: Teachers Training Program was held under Balochistan Private Schools organization in which the chief guest, Mr. Dr. Abdul Wahab Kakar of PMLN said that private schools are filling the vacuum by imparting education which is originally the duty of the government. The government should resolve all legal problems of private educational institutions on priority basis. 

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-18-2015/Quetta/page7.asp




Arrangements completed for transparent examinations

District Bhakkar: Mr. Asharaf Awan, EDO Bhakkar told the press that all the necessary arrangements had been made for holding transparent and fair examinations of Class 5 and 8, under the Punjab Examination Commission.  A schedule has also been issued for the training of Superintendants, Examiners, DEOs and EDOs on Tehsil level.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-19/page-11


Girls School Street encroached by Venders

District Rajanpur: The parents of the female students of Government Girls Higher Secondary School Dajal have appealed to the AC Jampur to take notice of the encroachments in the street where the said school is located due to which the girls find it extremely hard to pass through the street to approach their school.  

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 10


Bus crushes 7 year old school girl

District Bahawalpur: Robina Razaq, a 7 year old girl D/o Mohammed Razzaq, resident of Chak No.7/DNB, was crushed by a bus on her way to school. 

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


PEF receives 23000 applications to buy schools

District Bahawalpur: The PEF has received 23,000 applications from different groups and individuals who are interested in buying Government Primary and High Schools from PEF. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-01-19/page-02 


Cholistan schools without students

District Bahawalpur: The Government and Private Schools of Cholistan are without students. Parents lack awareness about the importance of education and send their children to work. The children are rearing cattle and working in the fields with their parents. Teachers have been appointed on high salaries, but they do not come to schools and have hired under-qualified persons to teach instead of them.  

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


Schools closed for last 25 years

District Bahawalpur: Several schools of Hasilpur which were constructed 25 years ago, during Junejo regime never became operational and have been used as cattle dens by influential people.

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




Protest for restoration of electricity in schools

District Dadu: The P.T.Alif members, along with students, held protest against the SEPCO employees in favor of their demand for restoration of electricity in more than sixty schools.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130352890&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160119



Lower Staff of Education Board protests against Chairman

District Sukkur: The employees of lower grade in Education Board Sukkur held protest against the Board Chairman on account of his illegal steps against the employees.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130352907&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160119


Protest against closure of school

District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of village Hamadullah Shar, hold protets against the closure of Girls Primary School, demanding from the Education Minister and the Secretary Education to take notice of it.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130352954&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160119


Collapse of school roof leaves student injured

District Ghotki: A student of class seven got injured due to the collapse of school roof, at Government Higher Secondary School Khanpur.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130352921&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160119



Other cadre teachers continue protest

District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre continued protest strike, against the nonpayment of their salaries.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130353001&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160119


School and Community Center building in deplorable condition

District Larkana: The building of Government Girls Primary School and Community Center, village Tharecha, near Gerelo is in deplorable condition due to the negligence of the Education Department.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130352996&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160119


Influential locks school gates

District Larkana: The Government Girls Middle and Boys Primary School have been closed by the local influential on account of controversy regarding ownership of the school plot.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130353004&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160119


Middle and Primary School buildings ruined

District Sujawal: The only Government Middle School Building of Union Council Belo is closed, due to non-availability of female staff in the school. The building of Primary School in the UC was destroyed in th aftermath of floods but no efforts were made for reconstruction.

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


School roof collapses

District Qamber: Six students have been injured due to the tumbling of roof pieces at Government Primary School, village Dedar.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2016/Jan/19-1-2016/Page12/P12-61.jpg



Protest against ghost teacher

District Sanghar: The students of village Kasi Higora, near Khipro, protested against the ghost teacher who has been absent for the last thirteen days resulting in the closure of the school.
Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-03.jpg


Protest against local influential

District Kamber Shahdadkot: The residents of village Muradi held protest against the local influential who was involved in closing the building of Government Girls Primary School Muradi.

Complete Story:  http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-08.jpg


Seminar on education movement

District Dadu: A seminar on education movement was organized at Government Higher Secondary School, main Primary School and High School Mehar, where educationists from Bhorbhan Marri participated and expressed their discontent over the lack of attention education received by the government. 
Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_19012016020647.jpg


Reform Support Unit Office being shifted

Karachi: The Office of Reform Support Unit, working under Sindh Education, is being shifted from NJV School building to another private building.

Complete Story:  http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103295258&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160119