Squashed like sardines
Built in 1978 some seven kilometers from Koza Bandai village in Kabal tehsil, the school is one of the 1,335 government primary schools in Swat district. Around 300 students are enrolled in different classes there. Currently, the school has three rooms for six classes with five teachers but lacks toilets, furniture, fans and other facilities.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1284435/squashed-like-sardines
Govt school in Swat reels under disrepair
A government-run primary school in Segram village in Kabal tehsil, Swat is in a state of disrepair as it lacks facilities and space to accommodate students.
Need devotion of children toward education
Provincial President of Al Khidmat Foundation has said that Al Khidmat Foundation started work in 2012 with cooperation of Child Protection and Rehabilitation UK to devote those street children towards education who picked up trash to find food for their families. Initially first centre is established in Akhwanabad for 50 children after which more 2 centres will be established.
Hangu, District Education Officer female visited different schools
District Education Officer Female visited different schools and checked the condition of education and attendance of teachers and gave strict advice to teachers regarding their duties. She said that teachers and Parents should give special focus to children’s educational training.
Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-09-18/page-2
Need of improvement in educational institutes in Lakki Marwat
Union Counsellor, Haji Arab Khan of District Lucky Murawat has said that every year millions of educational funds have been provided to schools and instead this their school conditions are in worse state.
AKHSS position holders honoured
An award distribution ceremony for the position holders of Aga Khan Girls Higher Secondary School (AKHSS) Koragh was held under the chair of retired principal Mukaram Shah.
Over 500 English teachers to be promoted next month
Over 500 senior English teachers (SETs) would be promoted to the posts of headmasters and subject specialists (SS) on regular basis and in this regard the meeting of departmental promotion committee (DPC) is schedule to be held next month.
College principals on a receiving end
Becoming principals of government colleges is not an attractive option for most senior teachers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as their responsibilities increase manifold but salary decreases if they do so.
Govt’s explanation sought in college land allotment case
A Peshawar High Court bench on Friday directed the provincial government to explain position on the allotment of the Bacha Khan Medical College Mardan’s land for the establishment of the Women University.
Abbottabad varsity to get new faculties, depts
Five new faculties and three departments will be established in Abbottabad University of Science & Technology. This was decided at the first meeting of the Academic Council of the varsity held under the chair of vice-chancellor Prof Iftikhar Ahmed.
Entrance test for nursing, paramedical schools planned
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department has started entrance test for admission to the nursing and paramedical schools with a view to select candidates on merit and improve quality of health care at the public sector hospitals of the province.
Parents to discuss their role in quality education
With the aim to develop a robust educational governance mechanism, the first National Convention of Parents’ Ittehad will be held at a local hotel today (Monday).
No educational institute built in new population of Islamabad
There are no government educational institutes in new residential areas of Islamabad and residents of those areas are paying high fees in private institutes for their children’s education.
Open University will organize Open Day in 44 cities for guidance of students
Allama Iqbal Open University will organize Open Day in 44 big cities of the country to guide students on the admissions of autumn semester 2016 for programs of Metric to PhD level.
AIOU, NGO join hands to promote quality education
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and Omar Asghar Khan Centre for Development (OAKCD) have joined hands in an effort to promote quality education through capacity building and advocacy said a press release issued here on Sunday.
Various Inter Results were announced on Friday
Girls grabbed top three positions in Higher Secondary School Certificates (HSSC) annual examinations 2016 held under the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Rawalpindi. On Friday, the BISE Rawalpindi issued the list of the top position holders and the result will formally be announced on Saturday at a ceremony to be held at Government Viqarun Nisa College where Punjab Minister for Labour and manpower Raja Ashfaq Sarwar will be the chief guest.
Boys clinched the overall top three positions in the results of the 2016 annual intermediate examination (Part-I & II) as the Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) announced names of all position holders on Friday.
Toba Tek Singh:
A Toba-based student, who had topped medical college entrance test 2016 all over Punjab, has clinched the first position in intermediate examinations held under the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Faisalabad. Umar’s father Dr Maqbool Ahmad is resident of Chak 319/JB and has been serving as a doctor in a Saudi Arabian hospital for several years.
The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education DG Khan has announced top positions result of Higher Secondary School Certificate Annual Examination, 2016 here Friday evening. Boys taken over hegemony and clinch two over all top positions. Detailed result will be announced today.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/boys-grab-top-positions-in-hssc-results/
Inter suppl exam from Oct 22
Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) has announced the schedule for the intermediate supplementary examination, 2016.
Metric Supplementary exams begin in Punjab. High Security in centres
The Metric supplementary exams of all 9 education boards of Punjab including Rawalpindi have begun. DCO has given order for high security around centres and unauthorized person are not allowed within 100 metres from the exam centres.
School Heads advised to complete educational goals in time
Current CTSC Head Syed Kareem Shah has said that Heads of all schools and teachers should use all their abilities to achieve educational goals set by Punjab Government and Education Department on time.
Decision to hand over all schools of Punjab to PEF and Danish Authority
Government has decided to hand over all primary, middle and high schools of the province to Punjab Education Foundation and Danish Authority periodically till March 2018. In first period Primary schools and in second period middle and high schools will be handed over.
‘Culture of merit bringing results’
The Punjab government has promoted merit culture in every sector of life and less-privileged students are obtaining positions due to its merit policy, Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said yesterday.
Teachers protest over non-payment of compensation against examination duty
The teachers deployed to perform examination duty during class 5th and middle standard examinations voiced protest over non-payment of compensation since seven months.
Eight Gujrat schools to be upgraded
The Punjab government has approved upgrade of the Government Boys Elementary School at Ladian, the native village of Maj Raja Aziz Bhatti, a recipient of the county’s highest military honour — Nishan-i-Haider — to a high school, along with seven other schools in the district.
UoE VC heads three varsities
Prof Dr Rauf-i-Azam, vice chancellor of the University of Education, Lahore, assumed additional charge of the University of Sahiwal VC on Thursday. Dr Azam already holds additional charge of VC of the newly-established University of Okara; he is now VC of three universities.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1284245/uoe-vc-heads-three-varsities
Teacher shot dead by student
A secondary schoolteacher of Govt High School for Boys, Husainwala, was shot dead allegedly by a student of class X from the same school on Friday.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1284235/teacher-shot-dead-by-student
Bahawalpur soon to have science, technology university
A science and technology university equipped with the-state-of-the-art facilities will soon be established in Bahawalpur. This was stated by Minister of State for Education Baleeghur Rehman while presiding over a meeting in connection with a proposal to set up “Bahawalpur Institute of Science and Technology” having a university status held at the Commissioner Office.
Protest for Betterment of education quality in Government schools
The residential students and Social workers of Manjhund protested in front of Hyderabad Press club for the betterment of Education quality in Government schools. Protesters have demanded that Ministers, Members of Assembly and Officers should admit their children in Government schools to make education quality better.
Urdu University has announced Results of B.A 2nd year private
According to Head of Examination of Federal Urdu University the results of B.A part 2 private annual exams 2014 has been announced. In Karachi’s exam total 1399 students registered from which 268 students were declared successful.
B.Com Supplementary exams will start from 22nd September
University of Karachi has done preparation for supplementary exams of B.Com without investigation of changing of results. The supplementary exams will start from 22ndSeptember.
Need of changing education course for improving education system
President Mamnoon Hussain has said that for improving the education system of the country there is a need of change in the current educational course.
Looking back to look forward
Shahid Siddiqui took up the herculean task of penning a history of this journey on his shoulder and authored a seminal book titled Education Policies in Pakistan: Politics, Projections, and Practices. His book is a timely addition to the discourse about one of the most important issues in the country.
Helping the youth of Lyari shine, one student at a time
Pardesy, who has been heading the Youth Development Organisation Pakistan for the past year, is working to improve opportunities for the youth of Lyari, where he has lived for more than 20 years.
Students week at KU on 26th
A students week at the University of Karachi will commence on September 26, announced a KU official on Friday.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1284187/students-week-at-ku-on-26th
Around 40 foreign LUMHS students briefly detained
Around 40 foreign students were picked up during a search operation in the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences boys hostel conducted by the Jamshoro police and Rangers personnel late on Thursday evening.
‘Pakistan needs to create great academic institutions’
Pakistan needs to develop top quality research and academic institutions for progress in science and technology, said Prof Dr M. Iqbal Choudhary, director of International Centre for Chemical and Biological Science (ICCBS), University of Karachi, on Saturday night.
Education’s missing priorities by Rabea Malik
PAKISTAN’s education crisis is often discussed in the news in the following terms: large numbers of out-of-school children, very low learning outcomes, wide achievement gaps and inadequate teacher efforts. How do we fix this?
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1284156/educations-missing-priorities
Flawed degrees by Idrees Khawaja
DO PhD programmes at typical Pakistani public universities fit our circumstances? A PhD programme has two essential components: coursework involving classroom teaching, and thesis involving research. Which should receive greater attention, if public universities cannot focus on both?
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1284565/flawed-degrees
Grievances of educated youths By Zafar Alam Sarwar
It’s only the educated youths of the middle, lower middle and poor segments who want change for the better to make Pakistan a welfare state; we want a change that should liberate us from hunger, slavery, starvation, exploitation, poverty, illiteracy and corruption in any form
Educational institutes facing different problems By Ishfaq Ahmed Ashfi
Many of the educational institutes are bereft of basic necessities like availability of drinking water, lack of teachers, security, building conditions, and washrooms. They are playing with the future of students.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-19-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=179075
To be or not to be by Khaled Anam
Syllabus-makers in Pakistan have been unable to draw a comprehensive strategically-created programme for the educational institutions vis-a-vis theatre and the performing arts are concerned. The reasons are numerous and equally puzzling.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1182929/to-be-or-not-to-be/
Letters to the Editor
Education emergency in Sindh
Even though education is regarded by both Pakistani constitutional framework as well as peacekeeping organisations among the fundamental human rights, not much has been done to realise this goal.
Sending children to schools
Punjab Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif, seems determined to eliminate child labour from brick kilns. This initiative should be appreciated. Early this year, the government of Punjab had launched a mega campaign to eliminate child labour from brick kilns by providing free education and medical facilities to children and their parents on top of a monthly stipend of Rs. 1000 to school going children.
Let teachers teach
Through this small write-up I want to draw attention of all respective authorities to please help us to get over these issues we are facing everyday so that we can feel more contended and focused towards our responsibilities and it will help students to understand first before they learn.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/let-teachers-teach/
Chairman Chief Minister Complaint cell surprise visit of various schools
Nowshera: The Chairman Chief Minister’s Complaint Cell and District Nazim Focal Person recently made a surprise visit to schools in Nowshera. They exhibited anger and demanded an explanation for the closure of schools well before the assigned time. They also checked teachers’ and students’ attendance.
Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2
Complete Story: Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.3
Stop Harassing Private College Students: Riaz Baghi
Peshawar: The former Provincial Joint secretary of Students Federation Riaz Baghi has said that harassment of poor students by private colleges must be stopped; otherwise protests will be conducted in front of these colleges. He questioned the provincial government’s issuance of NOC for these colleges, even when they lacked basic facilities like medical and computer labs. Baghi asserted that private college administration and the government were both involved in establishing substandard engineering and medical colleges, without any facilities, and playing with the future of students studying in these colleges. He demanded that the Education Department take notice of these colleges and put a stop to the harassment of students.
Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Pre/peshawar/Page02.aspx
BISEB to conduct fifth grade board exams
Bannu: Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Bannu (BISEB) will be conducting fifth grade board exams from the incoming year. Heads of the District Education Department of Bannu, Frontier Region Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Frontier Region Lakki Marwat and North Waziristan have all been invited to meet on 20th September for a discussion at Government High School Bannu. Private school heads have also been summoned to present model papers in this regard.
Complete Story: Daily Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.2
Complete Story: Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.4
Government working on different projects to boost standard of education: Balighur Rehman
Bahawalpur: The State Minister for Federal Education, Baligh Ur Rehman has said that the government is working on different projects to improve the standard of education in Pakistan, in line with its policy of treating education as a top priority. He further said that state of art educational institutes will be set up in Bahawalpur soon. He was addressing a committee at the Commissioner Office, with regards to setting up the Institute of Science and technology in Bahawalpur. The meeting was attended by a number of people. The minister also said that the most up to date equipment will be provided to all institutes in the area to promote the development of technology.
Complete Story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.8
Protest against transfer of Bakhshali Girls College
Bakhshali: A protest against the transfer of Bakhshali College was held at Bakhshali Chowk causing the chowk to remain blocked for several hours. Protestors carried placards and banners. A large number of people attended the protest, including political leaders of JUI, PPP, and Quomi Watan party. The protestors said that the transfer of the Girls College from Bakhshali to Gujrat is an unfair decision as Bakhshali is centrally located.
Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2
Corruption in Girls High Schools, Principal threatening Local Body members
Nowshera: Local Body members and village council have demanded details of the expenditure of funds from a local Girls High School’s principal. The principal and fund administration are not willing to provide required details and are also threatening demanding the information. The members are protesting on the grounds of corruption of the principal. They are demanding that the government take notice of this inconsistency.
Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Pre/peshawar/Page03.aspx
Muslim Students Federation: Government adopts policies against education
Peshawar: A meeting of Muslim Students Federation Khyber Paktunkhuwa was held under the presidency of Provincial President Muslim Khan. He said that the government has adopted policies that are in direct contradiction to the promotion of education. Many senior leaders of the federation were in attendance of the meeting.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.2
Focus on re-establishment of educational activities
Peshawar: The Education Officer of Khyber Agency has made a statement that he will provide every possible facility to victims returning home after the insurgency, according to a press release issued from the FATA Secretariat. The Education Department is being especially attentive in the re-establishment of education activities in FATA. The Agency Education Officer has started a Special Education Monitoring system in the area for quality education provision. He said that they have provided 20,000 children with admissions in government schools and reopened educational institutions that were closed due to the conflict.
Complete Story: Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.3
Continuous Delay in appointments of High and Higher School Teachers
Swabi: The All Teachers Association Swabi have expressed their serious concern on the provincial government’s exploitation of teachers, demanding that the government review their demands and stop the abuse of the teachers by delaying the appointment of 236 High and Higher School Teachers. There are almost 207 teachers of Grade 16 and 29 IT teachers of Grade 17, who have been waiting for appointments for 1 and a half months. Due to flawed policies of the government, the teachers are facing the troubles and there are no qualified instructors in the schools who can teach modern subjects. After Eid, the Teachers Association has vowed to make a call for the protest against the government.
Besides millions of funds most of government schools of District Sarai Norang are deprived of basic facilities: Haji Arab Khan
Sarai Norang: The District Naib Nazim, Haji Arab Khan has expressed his displeasure upon the mismanagement in utilization of government funds. During a media briefing, he said that the situation of schools at Sarai Norang has not changed substantially and is still miserable. According to him, most schools in the area are deprived of basic facilities and students are forced to on the floor without any cover under the open sky. He stressed that the officials of the education department make efforts to improve this situation.
Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=8
Complete Story: Mashriq, Peshawar,Page No.3
Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Pre/peshawar/Page03.aspx
Educational institutes have system of reward and penalty
Shabqadar: PTI member Ghaffar-ul-allah said that the provincial government respects teachers; he also said that the government schools have a system of reward and penalty in place to assist teachers. If teachers will be appreciated then they will strive to improve their performance.He expressed these views in a ceremony where he was awarding teachers on the basis of their performance. He also said that if teachers will perform their duties with full honesty and loyalty then Pakistan will be soon be on its way to become a developed nation.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar,Page No.3
Education curriculum to undergo reform; President Mamnoon emphasizes on making literary and cultural activities more meaningful
Karachi: The President Mamnoon Hussain on Saturday said that the education curriculum will soon be reformed to cope with modern day needs brought in accordance with the spirit of Pakistan's ideology. In a meeting with the writers, intellectuals, poets and educationists at State Guest House here, the president said that the government was making efforts to bring reforms to the curriculum. He said that it is the responsibility of intellectuals to put forward their proposals to the government to make country's education system more beneficial and meaningful so that the youth can serve the country by receiving purposeful education. He said that keeping in view this strategy, the government is taking significant steps for promotion of education so that the new generation could get expertise in modern sciences and serve the nation besides achieving the objective of self-sufficiency.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.1
Khyber Agency Education Department claims to provide educational facilities to 20,000 children
Peshawar: Khyber Agency Education Department has claimed to provide educational facilities to 20,000 children. The leader of Khyber Agency Education Department said that our main priority is to provide cost effective education to the poor. He said that the government has vowed to give access to education to almost 28,000 students and it will be attempting its best to meet this target.
Complete Story: Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar,Page No.8
Promises of Educational reforms in Baluchistan are false: BSO
District Quetta: The Central Information Secretary BSO, Mr. Nasir Baloch said that promises of educational reforms in Baluchistan are baseless & false. Corrupt politicians and their poor policies are deteriorating the educational system in Baluchistan. Funds received from NGOs and other sources to eliminate the use of unfair means in the education sector are being wasted. Scientific instruments and other basic facilities are non existent in schools. Mr. Baloch stated that the government should investigate corruption in this sector to unveil the hidden truth.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-17-2016/Quetta/page2.asp
Demand to fill up vacancies of Workers Model Secondary school
Noukundi: Social groups have demanded that Workers’ Model Secondary school vacancies be filled in immediately. They claim that the literate and unemployed youth of the area is unemployed but not being adjusted against such vacancies; local candidates should not be neglected. The help of NAB will be sought to fill up these vacancies.
Complete story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No: 02
Development is impossible without female Education: Saleem Khosa
District Jafferabad: The former provincial minister, Mr. Saleem Khan Khosa has said female education is crucial for development in the country. He said that educated women in turn, lead to educated families. Mr. Khosa also added that female education should be focused on for the sake the country’s future. He insisted that primary schools be set up in areas with a dire need for basic education.
Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 03
Demand to upgrade school in Qilli Lalabad
District Quetta: Tribal leader of Qilli Lalabad, Mr. Haji Abdul Majeed, along with others has said that the primary school in the area should be upgraded to a middle school facility. He said that current enrollment exceeds 200 students; however the school has appointed only five teachers for this large number. The tribal leaders demanded that the number of teachers for the school be increased and the primary school be upgraded as per the needs of the region.
Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No: 06
Specific Social Class benefiting from Current educational system: Humayoon Chishti
District Quetta: Vice president JTI Quetta, Mr. Haji Humayoon Chishti and Mr. Abdul Shakoor Madani welcomed the newly elected body of JTI and requested that they work to equalize the existing educational system, which benefits only a specific social class. Discrimination in education must be eliminated without compromising on its quality.
Complete story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No: 08
Textbooks not being provided to schools of warmer regions
District Dalbandin: Educational emergency which was imposed by former Chief Minister Balochistan has been proved futile. Schools are open in warmer regions but text books are unavailable. Books shortage can also be witnessed in local markets of Chaghi. GTA district Chaghi President Mr. Agha Ameer Shah Baloch along with others, demanded from higher authorities to make ensure the availablity of text books in schools.
Education is being deteriorated deliberately in Sorab & surrounding areas: Abdul Ahad Lehri
District Sorab: Mr. Adbul Bari Lehri & Mr. Abdul Ahad Lehri made a statement at the Press Club Sorab that the local primary school in Qilli Baloch Khanzai has been closed for almost twenty years. Area residents have informed EDO, DDEO and other Education department concerned officials numerous times but no practical step has been taken to reopen the school. They said Qilli Saeedabad School building construction is still incomplete; their childrens’ future is at risk and this is forcing parents to send their children to private schools, making them bear giant amounts in lieu of school fees.
Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No: 08
Ghost schools & teachers will be eradicated through Education management & information system: Secretary Education
District Quetta: The Secretary Secondary Education Dr. Umar Khan Babar said that ghost schools & teachers will be eradicated through the new education management & information system. He said long lasting and beneficial results will be achieved by imposing such information technology systems in the Education Department. Monitoring system for teachers and schools will also be controlled through these modern technologies. Educational milestones will effortlessly be achieved and education will be upgraded to modern standards.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-19-2016/Quetta/page3.asp
Notice should be taken of dilapidation of Engineering department in Pollytechnic College
District Quetta: The Central President PSF Aazad Mr. Zubair Shah Agha while addressing the Polytechnic College Unit meeting that notice should be taken of dilapidation of Engineering department in Pollytechnic college. He said nepotism, favoritism and merit violation are the root causes of college decrepitude. He demanded from CM Balochistan, Secretary Education, Director Colleges and concerned officials to take notice of shabbiness of the college.
Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 03
Balochistan is moving towards Educational decline on daily basis: JTI Nazriyati
District Quetta: JTI Nazriyati appreciated the Chief Minister for taking step against fake degrees. JTI Nazriyati Provincial Convenor Mr. Hafiz Asghar Hurari along with others said that Balochistan is moving towards Educational decline on daily basis because of deteriorated Education system and issuance of fake degrees to students for sake of money. Former Secretary Education registered 52 private colleges which are unable to find on earth, such collleges are sullying future of students and are companies of fake degrees.
Complete story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No: 06
Rehmania Primary school condition is pitiable: BSO
District Bolan: BSO Pachar Much Zone President Mr. Shahid Baloch said that Rehmania Primary school is deprived of basic facilities in 21st century like potable water, electricity, gas connection & furniture. Educational emergency is a question mark for provincial government, due to such miserable conditions The government should take positive steps to resolve such issues swiftly.
Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 06
Union council “Barakwal” Primary school is closed from previous 02 years
District Zoab: Jameat Nazriyati councilor Mr. Malik Shanqo & Mr. Abdullah along with others said that union council “Barakwal” Primary school is closed from previous 02 years & teachers are getting salaries at home. Most of the time area residents have informed to Education department but no one paying heed towards the issues. Children are deprived of Education & school building has been deteriorated.
Complete story: Daily Intekhab Quetta, Page No: 03
Salaries should be given to NTS teachers: Ameer Muhammad
District Sherani: The President GTA Sherani Mr. Ameer Muhammad has said that salaries should be given to NTS teachers because they are facing financial problems due to non-payment. They demanded that the salary issue of NTS teachers be resolved immediately.
Complete story: Daily Express Century Quetta, Page No: 08
Educational problems will be resolved: Education officer Qalat
District Qalat: The Deputy District Officer & Deputy Commissioner Qalat Mr. Dr. Tufail Baloch are working tirelessly to promote education in district Qalat. All teachers are performing their duties with honesty and problems of District Qalat Educational institutions are being resolved with ease.
Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 02
Teachers & parents should play role in students Education & training: Sadiq Umrani
Tambo: The District Education Officer Tamboo Mr. Sadiq Umrani said that teachers, community and parents should play a role in students’ education and training so that they can face challenges of modern world. No nation can progress without education. He emphasized that both teachers & parents take an active part in Educating children.
Complete story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No: 03
375 Government Schools handed over to NGOs
District Muzafarghar: Education Department recently handed over 375 government schools to PEF and various other NGOs. Care Foundation Lahore was assigned 100 schools, National Rural Supporting Program 75 Schools and Idara Taleem o Agahi was allocated 75 Schools. Civil Society and NGOs have protested in response to local NGOs not being considered for schools in the area.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-09-17/page-08
Poor security arrangements at High School Shahdra
District Bahawalpur: Poor security arrangements at the High School Shahdra are putting the lives of its students at risk. Despite the availability of CCTV cameras, none have been installed in the area surrounding the school. Locals have demanded that the District Coordination Officer and Executive District Officer (Education) hold the headmaster of the school responsible for this negligence.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.14
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.02
Parents and Students Protest Against Failure to Complete School Construction
District Rajanpur: Two years ago, construction work for the Thul Syed Khan School was expected to be built within a budget of 37 lacs; however, the construction was abandoned soon after and has not been resumed since. Parents and students have protested and requested the commissioner and DCO of Dera Ghazi Khan to take notice of the issue.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.13
Corruption in SE College Bahawalpur
District Bahawalpur: Teaching staff at the Government SE College has submitted an application to the commissioner of Bahawalpur, stating that their principal is involved in the misuse of college funds, utilizing them for the purchase of ceiling fans, while no fan has actually been installed in the college. The Commissioner Bahawalpur has taken notice of the application and established a committee to conduct an official inquiry into the matter.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.08
Insufficient space for students and teacher at High School Jamman Shah
District Layyah: Students and teachers are facing the problem of insufficient habitable space in School. In 2015, a proposal to construct two more rooms was approved and begun but the work swas suddenly aboandoned. Former Nazim Union Council, Syed Mukhtiar Hussain has requested the DCO of Layyah to take notice of the issue.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.09
Educational system is affected due to violation of transfer policy
District Layyah: Parents have made a statement that the educational system is being affected by the illegal transfers of 4 out of 6 teachers in Government Girls Elementary School Chak 93/ML. Teachers’ transfer is deteriorating the future of 400 Students. They requested the District Coordination Officer Layyah and Provincial authorities to appoint teachers at the vacant posts.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-09-19/page-11
Government High School in Chak 106 is dilapidated: Parents
District Rahim Yar Khan: Parents have said that the Government High School Chak 106 is dilapidated as a primary School, all due to the negligence of teachers and education officers. Parents prefer to send their children to private institutes. Parents have requested higher authorities to take notice of the problem.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.10
Government Higher Secondary School is Hub of Problems: Parents
District Dera Ghazi Khan: The parents and local residents have shown concern over dilapidation, negligence, corruption and absenteeism of school management of Government Higher Secondary School Sakhi Sarwar. Sixteen lacs NSB fund could not be utilized properly compelling students to study under the open sky as the school building has been declared dangerous. Parents and students protested and requested the District Coordination Officer Dera Ghazi Khan to interfere for an early and effective resolution.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.15
Stray dogs in School surroundings
District Dera Ghazi Khan: Herd of stray dogs in the suburbs of Jhakr Imam and Jhok Utra have made students fearful of attending school, because stray dogs have attacked several students in the past. Vaccination is not available at BHU, making it very difficult for affected students to receive the necessary treatment with ease.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-09-19/page-02
Students tortured being absent from School
District Layyah: MR. Mohammad Rafique Teacher of Government High School Dhori Ada Chak 435/TDA made a harsh physical punishment to the students for not coming to school. Parents of students reached the Press Club and requested the District Coordination Officer Layyah, Executive District Officer (Education) and Chief Minister Punjab to take strict action against the teacher.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.03
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf Multan, Page No.08
Decision to make Audit of NSB Funds
District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab Government has decided to audit non-salaried funds, as no change occurred through the spending of the budget. In this connection education Departments have been informed all over the districts.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.03
Principal Girls Degree College is favoring her family
District Layyah: The Principal of Girls College chowk Azam appointed her family members as temporary lecturers in the college, destroying the merit policy in the recruitment process. Poor female students protested and requested to District Coordination Officer Layyah, Director Colleges Layyah, Secretary Education Punjab and Chief Minister Punjab to take notice and ensure the Merit in the recruitment of temporary Lecturers.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-09-18/page-02
Lack of Government interest, Education Department reached to dead end
District Rajanpur: The posts of District Education Officer (Secondary), District Education Officer (Elementary) Female and Deputy Education Officer (Female) Rajanpur are vacant since years, while more than two dozen Girls and Boys Higher and High Schools are without Head Masters and Head Mistresses. Due to lack of Government interest, Education in these Schools are affecting very highly. Social Circles of Rajanpur and Parents of Students requested to Chief Minister Punjab to take notice.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.09
Decision to increase budget of Education and laptop Scheme in Punjab
District Rahim Yar Khan: It was decided to increase the budget of Education in the year 2016-17. Five Arabs suggested binding for Laptop Scheme in Punjab. For this, detailed report on budget demanded from District Government and no delay will bear from District Government.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.08
Dera Ghazi Khan Education Board issued notification for online admissions for supplementary exams
District Dera Ghazi Khan: Sheikh Amjad Hussain Deputy Controller Examination stated that Chairman Board issued the notification for online admissions for supplementary exams. According to notification, Supplementary exams will be held on 22nd October 2016. Students will send admissions with single fee till 3rd October, with double fee till 7th October and with triple fee till 12th of October 216.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.07
School building in deplorable condition
District Nawabshah: The building of Government Boys Primary School Jaam Sahab is currently in an inhabitable state owing to the lack of repair for extended periods. Part of the building is already collapsing and poses a danger to its occupants.
300 Students forced to study in the absence of appropriate shelter
District Badin: More than 300 students and teachers of the Government Primary School Shadi Large have no option but to sit under the open sky, due to a shortage of furniture. Relevant authorities are requested to look into the matter.
School buildings in dilapidated condition in Taluka Dahili and Chachro
District Tharparker: School in Taluka Dahili and Taluka Chachro are reported to be in a deplorable state; based on local accounts the building is crumbling and a danger for the students. Parents have complained that the teachers continue to be paid despite their absence from duty, neglecting the education of thousands of children in the area.
Six School building sitting places of landlords
District Kashmore: Thousands of children are kept aloof of getting Primary Education due to turning of six School buildings by local landlords in Taluka Kashmore. The local residents have demanded from Deputy Commissioner Kashmore to take notice against closure of Schools.
Protest against shortage of furniture in School
District Badin: The residents of village Muhammad Ibrahim Kheskheli held a protest strike against shortage of furniture in Village School, which has caused difficulties for 50 students. Even School funds are not utilized properly.
Shortage of furniture in Primary School
District Jacobabad: Students of Government Primary School Hairo Khoso, near Garhi Hassan, are compelled to sit on floor and study, due to shortage of furniture in the School. On the other hand, residents held a protest for providing necessities in the School.
College Side employees protest for salary
District Sukkur: The College Side employees of Sukkur region continued protest strike for releasing of their salary.
Middle School Building found in deplorable condition
District Khairpur Mirs: The building of Government Middle School Ameer Ali Shah near Kumb is found completely in deplorable condition; its different parts are cracked and tumbling, so Students are not willing to attend the dangerous building.
Villager protest against closure of School
District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of village Mian Meer Muhammad Pirzado stood against closure of Primary School, due to transfer of teacher for past two months.
School buildings in dilapidated condition
District Qamber Shahdadkot: Buildings of Primary, Secondary and High Schools in Warah are turned to ruins, due to not repairing since long time. 1200 Students are getting education in main Primary School Warah, but 18 rooms, out of 20, are completely damaged, whereas primary School Ahmed Tunia consists of 8 classrooms, but all are damaged; likewise Secondary School Faiz Muhammad Sodhar consists of 6 rooms, but all are in crumbling condition.
Protest against grabbing of School SMC Funds
District Larkana: The residents of village Qadir Bux Rind, near Faridabad, stood against local landlord on grabbing of School SMC funds and spending the funds in his home.
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Teachers could not be appointed in School for past 14 years
District Mirpurkhas: The Government Boys Higher Secondary School Dighir was upgraded to start intermediate Classes in 2003, but since then no Teachers of English, Urdu, Sindhi, Islamiat, Pakistan Study, Physics and Chemistry were appointed to teach more than 900 Students.
Protest against corporal punishment to a Student
District Umarkot: Ode Community from Samaro held a protest strike against Drawing Teacher and other, on a corporal punishment to a Student a Government High School Samaro.
There is need to focus on girl’s education in Thurr: Mahesh Malani
District Thurparker: PPP MPA Dr. Mahesh Kumar Malani has said that there is dire need to focus on Girl’s Education in District Thurparker, adding that more than 50 Teachers are deputed in city belonging to other Union Councils and number of Schools are dysfunctional in those Union Councils. He added that posting of NTS Teachers is wide of the mark, because where there is need of Teachers, no teachers are appointed there.
More than 20 Schools closed in Thriri Muhabat
District Qamber Shahdadkot: More than 20 Government Schools are dysfunctional in Thariri Muhabat and its adjacent areas and Education department is silent to take any notice. On the other hand, social and Political parties have announced for protest movement against that.
Protest against closure of School
District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of Drib Mehar Shah cried before media against closure of their village Masjid School since years, telling that education of their children is ruined.
Protest for repairing of School building
District Dadu: The residents of village Raju Gando protested for respiring of their village Primary School building, declaring that building was damaged and cracked.