1 January 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Atif: Rs43b To Be Spent On Provision Of Basic Facilities To Govt Schools

Provincial Minister for Education Atif Khan said Thursday that Rs 43 billion would be spent on provision of basic facilities in Government schools through Parents Teachers Council (PTC) in transparent manner to raise the standard of education in the province.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=284134

Six woman teachers sacked

The Education Department on Thursday terminated six female teachers from services for absence from duty for long in the district, an official said.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/85551-Human-Rights-Directorate-disposes-of-500-complaints


Karak Varsity, KP gas company sign MoU

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Oil and Gas Company Limited and Khushal Khan Khattak University, Karak, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Thursday to establish academia-industry linkage.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1230020/karak-varsity-kp-gas-company-sign-mou


KP govt. to install biometric attendance system for teachers

In an effort to ensure timely attendance of teachers in public schools and colleges, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Thursday decided to install biometric system to improve the education system in the province.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/12/31/national/kp-govt-to-install-biometric-attendance-system-for-teachers/


Cabinet of All Teachers Coordination Council

All Teachers Coordination Council held its Election for the session 2016 in Govt. Civil Quarter High School under the supervision of Riaz Bahaar. Wahab Mansoor, Islamuddin, Muzammil Turnabi have been elected as President, Chairman and General Secretary respectively.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103261300&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160101


Stay Order against recruitments in Kohat University

Peshawar High Court has given stay order against recruitments in Kohat University on the vacant posts of Assistant Professors in Pharmacy department. The order was given on the writ petition of Lecturer Farmanullah.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103261388&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160101




Joint efforts for improvement of education system

Deputy Commissioner of Quetta Daud Khilji chaired a meeting of District Education Group. Secretary Education Abdul Saboor Kaakar was its special guest. It was decided that the DEG will work with the purpose of improving students’ enrolment in schools and will make efforts for resolving issues of the teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103260712&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160101


Low ranking of Balochistan University is shocking, says Chishti

Secretary Finance of Jamiat e Nazriati, Haji Abdul Sattar Chishti has said that the 36th rank of Balochistan University amongst top 40 universities is shocking. This will destroy the education system of Balochistan which is already mired in corruption and nepotism scandals.

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




Scrutiny of Girls’ Schools Records

Public Accounts Committee held a detailed scrutiny of the record of Girls Elementary and Secondary Schools. It was revealed that the department is liable for paying Rupees 2.31 crores in the light of 1192 Audit and Inspection reports.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-01-01/2357/muz%20elel%20copy.jpg


Future of Coming Generations Depends on Education

MPL N’s Barister Iftikhar Gillani has said that the future of coming generations is dependent upon better education facilities. At present the education system is on the verge of destruction because of disintegration and disarray in the department.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-01-01/2357/new%20copy.jpg




Govt For Empowering Youth Thru Education, Skill

Chief coordinator, Prime Minister’s Youth Programme, Makhdoom AdeelurRehman Thursday said the biggest priority of the government was to empower our youth and women through education and skills. To address this challenge, the Government of Pakistan was focused on educating the youth with particular focus on girls’ education.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=284138


Results of FBISE

FBISE has declared the results of supplementary exams of Matric for the year 2015. 54% students have failed in the exam. Results have been uploaded on Federal Board’s website. Candidates can also check their results through SMS service (5050).

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103261152&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160101




Education: A few hits, a lot of miss

Old issues, new promises have been the highlight of the education sector in the capital in 2015.

Not much has been done throughout the year except hoping for the materialization of the prime minister’s package for educational institutes in the capital.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1019901/education-a-few-hits-a-lot-of-miss/


Convocation of Shifa Tameer e Millat University

President Mamnoon Hussain graced the convocation of Tameer e Millat University. He emphasized the need for investment in the two very important sectors of health and education. He said that Pakistan was lucky to have talented youth.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103261681&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160101


AIOU Introduces LLB Degree Programme

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has completed initial work to start LLB classes from next semester. The statuary body of the University has already approved the program and the University is now in process of finalizing matters relating to its Faculty and course material.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=284122


16 years of education mandatory for CSS exams from 2017

Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday announced that as part of the civil service reforms, 16-year education would be mandatory for youth seeking careers in the Civil Superior Services (CSS) from 2017.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/12/31/national/16-years-of-education-mandatory-for-css-exams-from-2017/





Education in 2015: Narrow agendas grapple to sway public policy

The outgoing year saw many positive developments in the education sector in Punjab, while on other fronts it was largely a slog on the side of government as well as teachers. The year saw protests by the teachers’ community and a long delay in the appointment of vice chancellors of public sector universities of the province.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/12/31/news/education-in-2015-narrow-agendas-grapple-to-sway-public-policy/


Action taken against teachers for poor performance

The Education Department has taken action against 1,024 teachers in connection with poor performance standards in recent months. The spokesperson said 88 teachers, on the other hand, were absent during November.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1019825/education-standards-action-taken-against-teachers-for-poor-performance/


8 MoUs signed with British Institutions

British lawmakers are impressed with development in the health, education, energy and infrastructure sectors in the Punjab. They fully endorse reforms rolled out by our government,” Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Friday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1019834/cooperation-8-mous-signed-with-british-institutions/


BA/BSc annual admission schedule

Punjab University Examinations Department has issued the schedule for submission of admission fee & forms for regular candidates of BA/BSc Part-I annual examination 2016.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-01/page-14/detail-10



GCU turns 152

The Government College University (GCU) Lahore, the oldest seat of learning in Pakistan, turns 152 today (Friday).

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-01/page-14/detail-9





Decision for formation of DEAs gets Delayed

Punjab government had decided to make District Education Authorities which were supposed to be functional from January 2016. Now, these authorities will be established after some delay in March 2016.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103261139&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160101


Government Stops Scholarship Funds of Public Schools

Government has stopped the scholarship funds for more than 5000 students who had showed outstanding results in 5th class exams. All these students are not being paid scholarship stipend since 2013.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103261136&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160101


172 Schools of Rawalpindi Devoid of Electricity

172 primary, middle and high schools are devoid of electricity in 7 tehsils of Rawalpindi district. Punjab government has approved funds of 26. 78 crores for provision of electricity to 141 schools in the first phase.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-01-01&edition=ISL&id=2080908_69838436


No Child out of School by 2018

The brighter future of Pakistan depends upon the youth. No child will stay out of school in the coming two years. These views were expressed in the inaugural function of Pakistan Youth Commission by Rana Mashood Ahmad Khan.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-01/page-2/detail-11



Administration Played its Best Role for Education in 2015

DCO Lahore, Capt Muhammad Usman has said that the administration played its best role for promoting education in 2015. He told the reporters that 1702 educators were recruited in the year 2015.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-01/page-2/detail-12


New MD of Punjab Education Foundation

Punjab government has appointed senior civil servant Tariq Mehmood as new Managing Director of Punajb Education Foundation.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-01-01/2364/TARIQ.jpg


Security Clearance of School Vans

The security clearance of vehicles, drivers and conductors being used for transporting male and female students has been mandatory.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-01-01/2364/2.jpg


Punjab Educational Institutions To Reopen On Friday

All educational institutions across the Punjab will reopen on Friday after winter vacations. The provincial education ministry had announced winter vacations from December 24 to December 31. Sources believe the attendance in schools and colleges will remain low due to the New Year (Friday), which will be followed by a weekend.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=284102



Govt providing maximum job opportunities to youth: minister

Pakistan’s bright future depends upon its youth who are 60 percent of total population of the country. Keeping this fact in view, the government is providing maximum opportunities of education and employment to the young generation.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/12/31/city/lahore/govt-providing-maximum-job-opportunities-to-youth-minister/





Education must be provided to children of Sindh

As illustrated by Article 25-A of the Constitution of Pakistan, every child has the right to education. ‘A Provincial Dialogue on the Implementation of Article 25-A’ was organised by the Strengthening Participatory Organisation (SPO).

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1019808/the-right-to-learn-education-must-be-provided-to-children-of-sindh/


Academic Institutes to be Named After Peshawar’s Martyrs

Sindh’s Minister for Education, Nisar Khoro has said that his government will name several academic institutes of Sindh after the names of martyrs of Peshawar School attack. He was addressing a function held in the memory of Peshawar school attack.

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


Verifications for Laptop Scheme

Registrar of KU has directed those students who have received verification e-mails to submit their applications along with required documents till 6th January 2016 for the Prime Minister Laptop Scheme.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-01-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_15.gif


IBA conclude 60 year celeberation

The culminating event to commemorate IBA's 60-year celebrations took place in form of a book launch titled 'Chronicling Excellence - A History of IBA' was held on Thursday. Addressing the guests at the book launch ceremony, Dr Ishrat Husain said the final celebratory event for 60 years celebrations marks IBA's recording of its printed history through the collection of scattered documents.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-01/page-15/detail-8



11th convocation of Greenwich University: AQ Khan reminds students of their national obligation

Renowned Scientist and Mohsin-e-Pakistan Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan on Tuesday urged graduates of Greenwich University to contribute in development of the country through their educational skills.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-01/page-15/detail-3


ACCA SZABIST team up to promote professionalism among students

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)- the global body for professional accountants and Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote professional qualification among the students in Karachi, Hyderabad, Larkana and Islamabad campuses.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-01-01/page-15/detail-1


KU Holds Meeting With Affiliated Colleges

The University of Karachi has convened a meeting of the principals of the affiliated colleges on January 12. An official of the institution said on Thursday that the meeting would consider admissions to the degree classes in the affiliated colleges.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=284109


KU introduced postgraduate teaching diploma

A new study program, post graduate diploma in teaching in technical education, B.ED, has been launched at the University of Karachi, the dean faculty of education, Prof Dr Shagufta said on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/85523-KU-introduces-postgraduate-teaching-diploma





Institutional quality and Regression by Faisal Bari

THE State Bank of Pakistan underwent major changes in the early 2000s. It became independent, went through a major reformation, gained in stature and prestige, managed to get some really good researchers and bankers on its payroll and started performing its functions well.

Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1229944


Schools for girls by Monis Ali

Balochistan is the most neglected province in terms of education, especially female education. Education for girls and women in Balochistan has never been given serious attention and no real concerted efforts have been made so far to spread literacy among girls in the province.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/85651-Schools-for-girls


Magical Lamp or Candle of Education By Raza Ali Abidi

I have seen primary schools in such towns and cities where there is not even a date tree. Children recite poems in the classes and outside the class their shoes are laid in a queue. This is a very awe-inspiring sight.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-01-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=09_02.gif


Need for Reforms in HEC By Brig. Muhammad Yusuf

HEC officials are doing their assigned duties very efficiently and diligently. But they lack in making visionary policies, rules of procedure and systems. The attestation of degrees has become a very costly and herculean task for the degree holders.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2016-01-01/2345/3.jpg


Letters to the Editor


Education Hurdle

Recently, the announcement of the fee of Intermediate examination by Balochistan Board has shocked the students since it is a huge amount. This time let alone the private candidates who are going to pay 1700 along 700 rupees as registration fee, the regular students have to pay Rs. 1700 [F.A] and Rs. 1800 [Fsc].

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=284169


Aliens of Education Department

SSTs were recruited in the High Schools of Punjab in Grade 17, 18 and 19. But unfortunately, those SSTs are not fulfilling their duties accordingly due to dereliction of bureaucracy.

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


Studying with a positive attitude

In these days studying is considered as a trouble by majority of young students, as they only want to enjoy their lives and consider study to be unimportant. Our younger generation has taken everything for granted and do not hold high value for education in their minds.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/01-Jan-2016/studying-with-a-positive-attitude

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Government striving to improve school standards: Atif

Peshawar: The Minister for Education, Mr. Muhammad Atif Khan while meeting with Pakistan Red Crescent, said that the PTI-led provincial government is striving hard to improve the condition of government schools and to bring them at par with international standards. Authorities are determined to turn the government schools of K-P into role models for the whole country.

Complete Story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 2



80% teachers failed to write word Quaid-e-Azam

Peshawar:  A private TV channel showed a documentary film about the dismal state of primary school teachers, showing that 80% teachers have failed to write the word Quaid-e-Azam, raising a question mark on their efficiency.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103261258&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160101 


Teachers anxious over new avenues of corruption: Haji Aurangzaib

Alpuri: A meeting of Teachers Association Shangla was held under the chairmanship of Mr. Haji Aurangzaib, District President, focusing on the official processes of the education offices which are incorporating new avenues of corruption and bribery.

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


Uniforms distributed among poor students

Rustum: The newly elected General Councilor, and President Khidmate Khalaq Organization, Akhtar Ali Khan Khattak distributed uniforms among 400 underprivileged students of Government Primary School Garhi Dolutzai.

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


Teachers announce protest in front of Chief Minister’s House

Charsadda:  The teachers of Charsadda have announced to protest in front of the Chief Minister House in Banni Gala if their demand of promotions is not fulfilled.

Complete Story:  http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/123/akhbar-e-khyber/page/3




Educational institutions at the brink of destruction

District Kachhi: The government’s claims of educational emergency seem vain when the deteriorating state of education in district Kachhi and Bolan is taken into account. Several schools lack basic facilities of drinking water and adequate learning space.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_3.html


Balochistan University ranks 36th among top universities: Chishtti

District Quetta: The Central Secretary of Jameat Nazriyati, Mr. Haji Abdul Sattar Chishtti said it is quite shocking that Balochistan University ranks 36th  among the top 40 universites of the country. He added that official’s negligence, mismanagement, violation of merit, nepotism and the lack of interest of Balochistan governmet in education sector is the caus of such low ranking.

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



NTS test position holders waiting for appointments

Distrcit Quetta: The NTS test position holders are still deprived of recuitments which is a violation of rules. Affectees highlighted the issue of recruitments made by the Education Department based on nepotism and favoritism, and demanded  from newly appointed CM to take effective measures to resolve the issue.

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


All challenges can be faced through education: Sardar Haider Nasir

Dakki: The Ex-Provincial Minister, Mr. Sardar Haider Nasir while addressing a prize distribution ceremony in a school said that all challenges can be faced through education. No dreams can turn into reality without education. Children are the future of the nation and they must be provided with quality education.

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


Will work together for betterment of Education: District Education Group

District Quetta: The Deputy Commissioner Quetta, Mr. Dawood Khilji chaired a District Education Group meeting, where the chief guest was the Secretary Education, Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar. They said that the prime reason for formation of District Education group is to bring educational development at the forefront, to monitor the attendance of teachers and children in school, to ensure proper utilization of  development funds and to resolve the issues of teachers.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103260712&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160101




91 schools to be handed over to private sector

District Bahawalpur: The government of Punjab has decided to handover 3556 government schools to the private sector under the Punjab Public School Support Program and 91 schools of Ahmedpur Sharqia to the private sector through PEF Program by the end of 2017.

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


Primary school without a boundary wall

District Bahawalpur: The Government Primary School Shahpur Sharif was established 20 years ago but it is still without a boundary wall, sufficient classrooms and teachers. The students have to sit under the open sky in the cold weather and the school has only 2 Teachers. Inspection teams from Education Department Bahawalpur always report “All is well” about the school. 

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


Schools reopen today

District Rahim Yar Khan: The winter vacation has ended and the government schools are going to reopen today. 

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


Corruption continues to rule Dera Education Board

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Corruption has been rampant in the Education Board Dera Ghazi Khan for the past 5 years.  The Controller Examinations has been giving top positions to the students of academies in exchange of bribe and the Board has suffered losses of millions of rupees due to rechecking of papers, misuse of official cars and bogus billing. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 02


University of Health Sciences issues 3rd Admission List

District Multan: The University of Health Sciences Lahore has issued the third merit list of admissions for the Medical Colleges. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 03


Punjab primary schools were issued RS.2.28 billion Rupees

District Khanewal: The Secretary Education Punjab issued RS.2.28 billion rupees for the primary schools of the province for the second quarter of the year 2015-16. 

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




Protests for establishment of school building

Hyderabad: The residents of village Hamza Khan Brohi, near Masu Bhurgri, along with STP members protested for the establishment of school building in the village.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130346506&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160101





SHO occupies girls’ school

District Sukkur: The building of Government Girls Middle School, village Nao Goth, has been occupied by the local Station House Officer of the police on account of non-availability of staff in the school for years.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130346537&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160101


Sukkur Education Board declares result

District Sukkur: The Education Board Sukkur has declared the annual examination result of Oriental Languages for the year 2015.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130346638&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160101


Teachers continue protest

District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre continued their protest against stoppage of salaries, demanding for justice.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130346580&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160101



Usage of substandard material in construction of school building

District Khairpur Mirs:  The residents of a village, near Khairpur, held protest against the usage of substandard material in the construction of Government Middle and Primary School.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-01-01/news/page3/1%20(5).htm


Primary school closed for years

District Khairpur Mirs: The Government Primary School, village Lala Bux Korkani, naear Garhi Mori has been nonfunctional for years due to noncompliance of the Education Department; whereas the SDO is drawing the salaries of the staff, by showing it functional in official record.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_31122015225014.jpg