19th October 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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KP Government decides to regularize 800 teaching assistants: Mushtaq Ghani

Peshawar: The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has principally decided to regularize the services of 800 ad hoc teaching assistants, provincial Minister for Information Mushtaq Ghani said on Wednesday. Talking to a delegation of teaching assistants of the province here at his office, he said that the 900 teaching assistants working in various colleges of the province would be appointed on a permanent basis.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103807229&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20161019

Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page 2


Teachers and class four salaries to be paid as soon as possible

Charsadda: The Education Department Charsadda has instructed all primary school administrations to pay teachers & class IV salaries as soon as possible, instructing to clear all their dues.

Complete story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page 3


Girls Primary school closed since winter vacation

Kohat: The reality of education emergency is grim, as a girls’ primary school here has been closed since summers. Due to no teachers in school, students have not been attending since the last 1.5 months, but still no action has been taken.

Complete story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page 2


Security of Educational Institutes is top priority

Mardan: We are taking all possible steps & safety measures to make educational institutes secure and to provide students with the best possible environment. According to details, DPO office Mardan meeting was held with police & other security officers in the supervision of SP Operation Shafee-ullah Khan, who said that security of education institutes is our top priority and responsibility. 

Complete story:  Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page 3




Teachers & students facing problems due to unavailability of text-books

District Noshqi: President GTA district Noshqi Mr. Kamal Jamaldeni, along with other members of the association, said that teachers and students of district Noshqi are facing problems in getting education due to the unavailability of textbooks. Teachers are unable to complete prescribed course work due to unavailability of text books while students will be unable to go through examinations. They demanded from the government to provide books in all schools within the given time frame.

Complete story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p3/story.php?param=noski-school.jpg


Demand to take notice of closure of Padaq Educational institutions

District Noshqi: Educational institutions in Padaq are closed due to absenteeism of teachers. This was shared by socio-political leader of Padaq Mr. Mir Imam Bux Muhammad Hassani. He said union council Padaq & Qilli Malik Abad are deprived of education because teachers of the mentioned area have been absent from their duties for a long time. Schools of these areas are also deprived of basic facilities like classrooms, and are forced to study under the burning sun.

Complete story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p3/story.php?param=padga.jpg


All Government schools of district Jafferabad closed for the past 3 days

District Jafferabad: All Government schools of district Jafferabad have been closed for the past 3 days while literacy day is celebrated all over the country. Government & education officials are senseless & are unable to take any action. Teacher unions are favoring ghost teachers in sense of protests and closure of schools. All Government schools in district Jafferabad & Nasirabad are closed for the past few days. PTI central leader demanded from CM Balochistan, Chief Justice of Pakistan and Army Chief to ban teacher unions.

Complete story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page 2


Youth should focus on technical Education: Rahmat Aalam Baloch

District Panjgoor: Balochistan College of Education Panjgoor arranged a prize distribution ceremony in the honor of B.Ed passed students. The chief guest was Mr. Rahmat Aalam Baloch, Provincial Health Minister Balochistan. He said youth should focus on technical education to face modern challenges and excel in every field. Balochistan was facing an educational decline before 2013 but soon after circumstances changed positively with the utmost struggles of National Party Balochistan.  

Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page 3


Educational system affected due to lack of teachers in Boys School Somiyani

District Lasbela: Mr. Haji Anwar Rathore & Yousif Wandani said in a statement that there is a lack of teachers in Boys School Somiyani. Teachers’ scarcity is deteriorating the future of students and the nation. They demanded from MPA Sardar Muhammad Saleh Bhotani, Deputy Commissioner Lasbela and the DEO to appoint teachers as soon as possible.

Complete story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page 6




Lack of basic facilities in School 

District Rahim Yar Khan: Principal Mr. Muhammad Abdul Sattar shared with the media that more than 650 students of Government Boys High School are still deprived of class rooms, science lab, library, examination hall, furniture and other basic facilities. He added that the school building is crumbling and the authorities should pay attention to this issue.  

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-19/page-03              


Faulty marking exposed, Examiners marks as per their preference

District Multan: In light of the protests conducted by students and the complaints submitted to BISE (Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education) for incorrect marking, it has been exposed that examiners facilitated some students by awarding them 100% marks in Urdu, Social Studies and Science without following marking rules.

Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page 3


Corruption exposed in reconstruction of School Buildings in Kot Chhata

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Corruption was exposed in reconstructed school buildings which were declared dangerous by the Chief Minister Punjab.  The contractor, with mutual understanding with District building Officers, XEN and sub-engineers, are involved in using poor quality material in reconstruction.  Parents requested the District Coordination Officer, Dera Ghazi Khan to take action.

Complete story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page 8       


Girls Students of Jhok Utra deprived of Secondary Education

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Political leaders Mr. Malik Munir Ahmed, Mr. Rahan Haji Mousa and other said that due to the unavailability of a Girls Higher Secondary School in the surrounding area of Jhok Utra, many students sit at home and are forced to leave their studies after middle school. They requested the higher authorities of education to take notice in this regard.

Complete story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page 3




Sindh University Employees protest before A.C II Building

Jamshoro: Sindh University Employee of SEWA have started a movement for their demands of regularization of contract employees, ownership of Government Plots, death cota, son cota, and promotions.

Complete story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130443978&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161019


Number of Schools dysfunctional in district Sijawal: Amir Memon

District Sijawal: The members of Jeay Sindh Quomi Mahaz Amir Memon and Babu Usama Memon have said during their press conference that Sindh Education is backward, as most of school buildings are occupied by local landlords. They added that countless schools are dysfunctional in district Sijawal, even the construction work of Primary School Mirpur Bathoro is left incomplete.

Complete story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130443969&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161019


Girls Primary School closed due to dispute

District Jacobabad: The Government Girls Primary School Mehar Dal Luhur has been closed by local residents, because of a dispute over a female teacher’s marriage with a police constable.  

Complete story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130444071&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161019



More than 200 Schools dysfunctional in Wahi Pandhi

District Dadu: More than two hundred Government Schools are reported to be closed in Wahi Pandhi Taluka Johi, whereas school staff is getting salary without attending duty, putting the education of thousands of children at stake.

Complete story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-10-19/news/page2/1%20(2).htm


School roof collapses

District Thatto: The roof of Government Boys Primary School 103 Mori Stop collapsed suddenly. Staff and students remained safe.

Complete story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-10-19/news/page3/1%20(24).htm


Shortage of Teachers in Schools of Tando Allahyar

District Tando Allahyar: Teachers’ scarcity has been deliberately produced in the Government Schools of Taluka Tando Allahyar, Jhando Mari and Chimber, which has caused the closure of hundreds of schools in the district. On the other hand, parents have told media that officers were involved in ruining students’ education by taking bribes from teachers.

Complete story:  http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-10-19/news/page3/1%20(11).htm


HESCO disconnects electricity of more than fifty Schools

District Matiyari: The HESCO Matiyari Sub Division has disconnected the electricity of more fifty Government Schools and Colleges of District Matiyari, which has caused difficulties for thousands of students.

Complete story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-10-19/news/page3/1%20(50).htm


Protest against School Head Master

District Dadu: The Residents of Thariri Jadu Shaheed stood against School Head Master and D.O Higher Secondary, on appropriating SMC funds and scholarship money.  

Complete story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_19102016011252.jpg


Class four Students reverted to class one

District Mirpurkhas: It has been reported that the management of Sindh Education Foundation Mirpurkhas has reverted students of class four to Pre-Primary class and school funds have been seized.

Complete story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_19102016011252.jpg