Naseem Khattak completes PhD Degree
Naseem Khattak has completed her PhD degree in History from Peshawar University. She is the fourth female PhD holder in KP and the first one to research on the history of Pukhtuns.
Improvements being observed in Govt. schools, claims Ghani
CM’s special adviser for Information, Public Relations and Higher Education, Mushtaq Ghani has asserted that the quality of govt. schools has improved over time. 35,000 students migrated from private schools to govt. schools in KP.
Govt. warned of protest against shifting of college
The residents of Gujarat locality have opposed the decision of provincial government to shift a planned degree college for girls from the area to Bashkhali. They have set a 15-day deadline for the government to take back its decision otherwise they would launch agitation against it.
Owners seek land to shift private schools from residential areas
The owners of private educational institutions here on Thursday demanded of the provincial government to allot them plots in Hayatabad Township so that they could shift their institutions from residential areas.
GTA worried over transfers of teachers
Government Teachers Association held a meeting to discuss the issues being faced by the teachers. Role of teachers in enrolment campaign was applauded. However, the recently made transfers and postings were condemned by GTA members.
Public confidence has grown in govt. schools
Raja Arshad Mehmood Turraab, In-charge of Elementary and Secondary Education, Mirpur has asserted that the public confidence has grown in the govt. schools. Teachers should play their role in attracting more students towards govt. schools.
The registration of 5-12 years old children is underway in AJK under the Waseela-e-Taleem Programme. Quarterly grant of BISP has been raised from Rs. 4,500 to Rs. 4,700 for the purpose of child education.
Enforcement of uniformed educational system stressed
A daylong policy dialogue cum seminar engaging all major political entities in Azad Jammu and Kashmir concluded on Wednesday evening with unanimous consensus with the demand for depoliticizing educational system in the State.
Primary and Middle standard results announced
Federal Directorate of Education has announced the results for Primary and Middle levels. First three positions have been bagged by the girls.
Youth carnival starts at IST
A three-day Youth Carnival commenced at the Institute of Space Technology (IST) yesterday, one of the largest events nationwide featuring 60 different events with the participation of about 50 universities from all over Pakistan. The carnival encompasses diverse blend of events providing means of interest to a wide variety of aptitudes.
Hamdard University holds 12th Convocation
Hamdard University conferred degrees on 271 pharmaceutical sciences, engineering and business administration graduates at the 12th convocation ceremony of its Islamabad Campus here on Thursday.
Sports Gala held at Roots School
Young, vibrant and enthusiastic students of Roots Garden Schools Harley region, Civil Lines, Adiala, Lalazar, Gujar Khan and DHA I Junior School captivated their mothers with their energizing performances on a very pleasant and sunny day. The whole event was planned to ensure 100% participation of all children and mothers were invited to share the advent of spring with their children.
BISE ranking system on the cards for evaluation of boards performance
So far, you would have seen the government rank the country’s higher education institutions only. But now, a plan is on the anvil to introduce a mechanism to evaluate the performance of the nationwide boards of intermediate and secondary education every year and assign them a rating to the information of stakeholders, including students.
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School enrolment drive starts today
A government campaign to increase the primary school enrolments across the country by 20 per cent in the current year will begin today (Friday). The campaign, which will continue until April 30, is part of the plans to ensure 100 per cent enrolment in the countrywide schools by 2018 in line with the Vision-2025 strategy.
AIOU extends admission date
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has extended the last date for admission spring 2016 session from secondary school certificate (SSC) to postgraduate-level programmes till April 11 with late fee.
Education must to curb terrorism, corruption: Saira Afzal
Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar Thursday said that education was the only solution to root out terrorism, extremism and corruption from the country. Addressing the 12th ceremony of awarding degrees at Hamdard University Islamabad, she said the government was focusing for the promotion of higher education in the country.
FDE indifferent to provide teachers despite Maryam Nawaz’ request
Class V students of the Islamabad Model School (IMS) G-11/2 (Class I-X) have proven that despite suffering from teachers’ shortage in their school they can give good results. The school that held its Open Day, Thursday has secured 100pc results in class 5 and parents as well as teachers were happy and surprised at the commitment and devotion of the students who worked hard and made a seemingly impossible thing possible. The IMS-G-11/2 has been suffering from teachers’ shortage for a couple of years.
Islam stands for peace, security does not allow lawlessness: President
President Mamnoon Hussain Thursday said religion Islam stands for peace, security, progress and stability and does not allow chaos and permission to anyone to engage in any sort of lawlessness and terrorism. Addressing the fifth convocation of the Air University here, the President said the international scenario has changed considerably over the years and today politics has gained an upper hand than economy, while the priorities of the governments have also changed.
The frequent change of guard at the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has badly affected the performance of educational institutions in the capital. “There are thousands of out-of-school children in the capital, the standard of education for enrolled students is also not up to the mark, but I don’t know when the government will take this institution seriously,” said an officer of the FDE.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1249179/education-watch
Seminaries welcome the NCHD project
All the seminaries of FATA have lauded the project of National Commission for Human Development through which traditional education will be provided along with religious education in the Madaaris of FATA, Islamabad, GB and AJK.
National curricular council crucial for making uniform curriculum
Minister of State for Education Baligh-ur-Rehman has said that the National Curricular Council would prove crucial for making a uniform curriculum in overall country. All the boards will be restructured on modern lines.
PEF distributes books
Punjab Education Foundation started the distribution of 220,000 curriculum books to 154 partner schools of Kot Addu. The book distribution Centre has been set up in a partner schools situated around Chowk Tariqabad.
Fake recruitment of teachers
High level inquiry team of Ministry of Education will visit Rawalpindi school directorate to probe the matter of recruitment of 43 teachers. They will carry out the inquiry in Govt. Deans Higher Secondary Schools.
Double shift approved for Rawalpindi’s schools
CM Punjab Shebaz Sharif has given his consent to the suggestion of MPA Malik Ibrar for starting double shift in the primary schools of Rawalpindi. With this decision enrolment would improve in the government schools and admissions will increase. To accommodate students at overcrowded government primary schools, the Punjab government is considering starting a second shift of classes at schools. The provincial government asked seven districts in the province, including Rawalpindi and Attock to seek opinion of the civil society, local leaders of the ruling party and representatives of parents on second shift.
School building vacated after 20 years
The building of Girls High School Kasraan had been handed over to usurpers by Finance Dept. Pindi Gheb. It has now been vacated for the fourth time after 20 years.
Excessive expenditures by education department
Education department’s policies reflect that it is not interested in improving the facilities in schools. Rather it is focusing on its own buildings and perks. Now the department has demanded Rs. 23.4 crores for buying new cars and furniture of office.
Private sector helping govt promote education: Minister
Provincial Minister for Labour and Human Resource Raja Ashfaq Sarwar has said educational institutes in private sector are playing an important role in providing quality education to the youths, particularly girls, encouraging them with cash prizes and medals as well as extending their full cooperation to the Punjab government to promote education in the province.
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The Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) on Thursday announced the results of Class-5 and Class-8, Annual Examinations 2016. The pass percentage of Grade-5 is 79 percent while that of Grade-8 is 79.11 percent.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/109419-PEC-results
Storytelling workshop for schoolchildren
A storytelling workshop designed to prepare politicians to visit government schools in their constituencies to interact with students and teachers through storytelling to encourage reading habits in children and promote quality of learning was held at a local hotel here on Thursday.
PEF encourages Co-Curricular activities in partnering schools: Tariq
Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) is encouraging co-curricular activities in its partnering schools so that the students could emerge as self-confident and forward-looking youth to play their active role in national development. We develop budding minds as future leaders to steer this country to prosperity and development.
Partner Schools: PEF organises Pakistan Day Ceremony
Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) MD Tariq Mahmood said on Thursday that the foundation had been promoting extracurricular activities across its partner schools.
Celebrating the Genius: GCU pays tribute to nobel laureate Abdus Salam
Speakers at a seminar at the Government College University (GCU) Lahore on Wednesday said that the inspiring and fascinating story of Nobel Laureate Prof Dr Abdus Salam must be told to every child in the third world countries.
Once upon a school!
The building of a government primary school of Chak Azmat Shah in Kamalia tehsil has completely disappeared. The school was merged into another school of Chak Ghulam Husain Warooana in 1990 by the Education Department due to the less number of students but its building was abandoned. Now there is no room or boundary wall. Only the pillar of one room still exits, which shows once there was a room here.
Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1249243/once-upon-a-school
Enrolment campaign launched in Hazro
School enrolment and admissions campaign has also kick started in Hazro. The results of all govt. schools were announced yesterday on 31stMarch. Deputy DEO assured that all efforts would be made to make the enrolment campaign successful.
PEC 5th, 8th class result 2016 announced
Finally the wait is over as the Punjab Education Commission (PEC) has announced the annual 5th Class and 8th Class 2016 results on March 31, 2016. The result of 5th Class and 8th Class 2016 has been announced for all 36 districts of Punjab by the PEC, an autonomous body set up by the Punjab government to assess and examine students’ learning achievements particularly of grade 5 and 8. South Punjab’s students fared better in the exams. Passing percentage in Grade 5 was 79% and in Grade 8 was 79.11%. Similarly, girls outperformed boys in the results.
Three institutes affiliated with UHS
The Punjab government has affiliated Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Medical and Dental College, Federal Postgraduate Medical Institute and Allied Institute of Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex of Lahore with the University of Health Sciences for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, says a handout.
Black Day observed in Colleges of Sindh
All the colleges observed a black day yesterday to register their protest against the torturous treatment leveled with the teachers who were protesting for their salaries on Tuesday.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-04-01/page-1
Count of out of school children in Sindh exceeds 6.1 million
According to the latest estimate by NEMIS, 6.1 million children aged 5-16 years are out of schools in Sindh. In the light of these findings, the Education department of Sindh has notified all the concerned officials of Sindh to strengthen the ‘National Enrolment Campaign’.
New academic session starts from today
The new academic session of all the schools of Sindh is going to start from today. But free books have not yet been provided in various secondary schools of Karachi.
Five students caught for impersonation, one for cheating: BSEK
5 fake candidates were caught yesterday in Karachi during SSC exam. All five were caught in an examination Centre of Liyari. Their cases have been forwarded to the punishments’ deciding committee. In Hyderabad, the paper of Physics got public before the paper time. Vigilance teams caught 34 candidates red handed while cheating. Meanwhile the twenty applications received for the vacant posts of Controller of Examinations and Secretary in Karachi Board have been rejected by the search committee.
K-Electric rejects reports of load shedding in examination Centers
In a statement released by K-electric, the reports of load shedding in the SSC examination Centre’s have been refuted because the academic institutions had guaranteed to pay the arrears of electricity bills.
Clash between two student unions of FUU
Two students unions of Federal Urdu University clashed yesterday which created an aura of fear in the university. Police personnel reached the premises of university and controlled the situation.
No inquiry under way against KU, says DG NAB
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is not conducting any inquiry against the Karachi University (KU) and all speculations being made in some sections of the media are absolutely baseless, said NAB Director General Col (Retd) Siraj-ul-Naeem on Thursday.
Youth development key to Pakistan’s progress: Governor
Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan has said that youth are the key for progress and prosperity of any nation and utilising their energies and abilities in a right direction could yield tremendous results for society.
Irregularities in appointments: NAB swoops down upon Sindh University
Alleged irregularities in the appointments and budget utilisation at Sindh University, Jamshoro, have come under the radar of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
‘School Reading Project’: CLF, Alif Ailaan join hands to cultivate reading habits among children
The Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) and NGO Alif Ailaan have initiated a ‘School Reading Project’ with the hope that the day will come soon when parliamentarians visit government schools in their constituencies to interact with students and teachers through storytelling and encourage reading habits.
Sindh's educational institutes lack modern machinery, face identification attendance system
There is no installation of modern and other advance machinery in the laboratories as well as modern biometric method of face identification attendance machines in the province. This was confirmed by the Sindh TEVTA Director Syed Nazar Shah exclusively to the Daily Times on Thursday. He told Daily Times that the MIS, which is a department that deals all these things but he don't know actual issues about it.
Education system of Pakistan
Declining state of education system is the biggest hurdle for Pakistan. Within the education sector, various systems are working. Those systems have no similarities with one another.
School security fees By ‘Asim Aslam’
Private schools in Lahore have again embarked on a campaign to fleece parents. Now without providing the much-needed security the payment of security fees has been made mandatory. Two months’ fee during the summer vacation has become become an established practice.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/01-Apr-2016/school-security-fees
Falling standards of public education By ‘Muhammad Khalid Anwer’
The system of education includes all institutions that are involved in delivering formal and informal education. The Constitution of Pakistan entrusts upon the State to provide free and compulsory education to all children between the ages of 5 to 16 years. In Pakistan government schools do offer free education but the matter of fact is that, the standard of public schools is not up to the mark as it should be.
Textbooks of hate By ‘Zubeida Mustafa’
PAULO Freire, the Brazilian educator and author of Pedagogy of the Oppressed, said education should aim at teaching students to think critically. They should work with the teacher in creating knowledge.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1249169/textbooks-of-hate
Whatever the opinion of the state on the matter, the question remains: is enough being done to turn Pakistan away from the trajectory of extremism and prejudice that has nearly proved its undoing?
Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1249173/divisive-curricula
Letters to the Editor
Poverty is the biggest hurdle for education
Education is compulsory for every man and woman for it unveils the secrets of physical and metaphysical world. Unfortunately, poverty has become the biggest hurdle for education.
Board exams and load shedding
I want to bring to public’s notice that for the past few years temperatures of Karachi have been rising. Board exams start in the month of April. But the students face lots of difficulties during exams.
Matric examination, unrelated people not allowed near examination halls
Peshawar: On the 14th of March, the District Government has banned on entrance of any irrelevant person in or near the examination halls. Deputy Commissioner Riaz Khan Mehsood wanted to eliminate cheating and so has banned unauthorized person entry near the examination halls under the section 144 and any who do will be punished according to Section 188.
Without educational development we cannot reach a prosperous society: Roshnail Khan
Peshawar: To promote education is the duty of everyone living in a developing society. Nowadays, we require both modern and religious education. These views were shared by Nazim Village Council Naryaab, Haji Roshnail Khan in government primary school Naryaab during the parents’ ceremony as a chief guest. He also distributed the prize among the position holders.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.3
Government warned of protest against shifting of college
Mardan: The residents of Gujarat locality have opposed the decision of the Provincial Government to shift a planned degree college for girls from the area to Bashkhali. They have set a 15-day deadline for the government to take back its decision otherwise they will launch a demonstration against it. Addressing a press conference at the Mardan Press Club, the office-bearers of action committee of the area asked the government to withdraw its decision of transferring the college from the area.
Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=10
Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.8
Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.4
35,000 students receive admission in government schools from private schools
Peshawar: In an inauguration of an office for Directorate of Commerce Education, Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani said that due to better management and system of government schools many students from private schools are getting admission in public schools. He also said that the performance of government schools is improving day by day and due to provincial government controlling the rate of corruption a lot and their hard work to eliminate favoritism and cheating. Because of this a greater amount of funds have been invested.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.2
Teachers are in favor of nation: Deputy Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Peshawar: The Deputy Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa stated that teachers who can enhance the capabilities of students are vital for the nation. They should make students confident and independent through which an optimistic society can be formed, similarly women should also move forward to play a role in this male dominant society and set an example for everyone and for that education is the basic key.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.2
Government Primary School Cham Dheri students getting education under sky
Rustam: The Government Primary School Cham Dheri students are getting education in an open area and stops entirely when it rains as an influential person of the area stopped the construction work of school building for the past few months. The parents demanded from the Chief Minister and Minister for Education to take this serious condition notice.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.3
More problems will arise due to closure of schools: Nazar Hussain
Peshawar: The Chairman National Educational, Mr. Nazar Hussain and residents of peace and welfare society Mazhar Wakeel have stated that they welcome the committee formed by Provincial Government for closed schools. This committee will decide the future of 20,000 students and with the help of this committee all school issues will be resolved. He further said that if schools are not allowed in residential areas then a proper land must be provided for schools.
Complete Story: Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.3
Government has made the Education Department an experimental lab
District Quetta: The Government Teachers Association central Head Office Quetta stated in statement that government educational development plans are in front of public while officials are blaming teachers. The Government has failed in delivering text books in all schools due to which students are facing problems.
Text books should be provided to government schools: Molana Agha Muhammad
District Quetta: The central leader JUI, Mr. Molana Agha Muhammad said that educational claims of the Government are baseless. He said it is Government failure not to provide text books yet the educational budget for current year is also high leads to other questions.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-01-2016/quetta/page3.asp
Vacant positions of education department should be filled: Muhammad Saleem
District Mastung: The Provincial President Senior Educational Staff Association Mr. Muhammad Saleem while speaking to SESA district officials and journalists said that 818 posts of grade 17 to 20 teachers are vacant and 700 high schools are running without any regular head and juniors are appointed on administrative posts.
No nation can succeed without education: Mir Tajal Sumalani
Sorab: The Socio tribal leader Mr. Mir. Tajal Khan Sumalani said in statement that no nation can succeed without education. He emphasized that Sumalani youth should take keen interest in field of education for sure success of tribe and nation.
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No.4
Demand for releasing salaries to NTS-pass teachers: Jameat Nazriyati
District Zhob: Jameat Nazriyati stated in district secretariat statement that salaries should be given to NTS pass teachers. Due to delay in salaries newly appointed NTS teachers are facing problems financially. Provincial Government should take initiative to release salaries as early as possible.
Complete Story: Daily Mahriq Quetta, Page No.8
Harsh words occurred between Punjab Education Foundation Management and Teachers
District Multan: The teachers of Municipal Primary School City Center did not allow the PEF management staff to enter the school. The Education Development Officer Mr. Ashfaq Gujjar shared that they must resolve issue peacefully.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-04-01/page-8
Privatization of Educational Institutions, protest against anti teachers policies
District Multan: A hunger strike camp was held in Multan and Khanewal by Punjab Teachers Union for up-gradation. Teachers will protest daily against the Government Policies for the next month.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-04-01/page-2
Enrollment Campaign started, 165,000 Children will be enrolled
District Rahim Yar Khan: The District Education Secondary Mr. Aziz Qureshi said while addressing Colony High School that enrollment campaign will be started from the 4th April 2016. He added that five lac and fifty five thousand children will be enrolled under supervision of Education Officers. He also recommended that all government and private institution should announce results at same dates so that enrollment campaign could be focus in true means.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan. Page No.9
Along with 79% holding positions students of South Punjab succeeded 5th and 8th Class
District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) has declared the results of classes 5th, 8th. The Southern Punjab got 79% of the top positions and Lahore Board did not.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 8
Teacher’s Hunger Strike against TEO
District Badin: Ustad Dost Action Panel from Tando Bago continued a hunger strike against the Taluka Education Officer blaming him of harassing female teachers and corruption in SMC funds. They demanded his removal.
Villagers protest against closure of school
District Badin: The residents of village Kaman Sarki protested against the closure of the village Primary School for the past 6 months. Students could not appear in annual examination.
Protest continued against not constructing promised school building
District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of Jarwar held protest strikes against not constructing of promised school building. The old building was completely damaged putting student lives in danger.
Primary school prey of decay
District Jacobabad: The building of Government Primary School village Hairo Khan Khoso was ruined due to floods of 2010 and has not repaired. The students have to sit on ground due to unavailability of furniture.
Contractor leaves school work incomplete
District Ghotki: The Construction work of Government Higher Secondary School Hayat Pitafi started in 2007 but has not been completed. The contractor has left it incomplete.
Exam papers out before starting time, 900 copying cases
Karachi/ Hyderabad/ Sukkur: The annual examinations of ninth and Matric are running under different education boards but cheating could not be stopped in the examination centers. Examination papers were sold before starting time through the photo state machines. The vigilance teams caught 900 students while cheating.
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Protest against torture on teachers
Hyderabad: The lecturers and professors from Hyderabad announced a black day against the torture of teachers in Karachi during their protests outside the Chief Minister House.
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Teacher protests against Secretary Education
District Nawabshah: A primary teacher, Mr. Muhammad Mithal Lohach held protest against the Secretary of Education on withholding of salary. He has filed a case against Mr. Pechuho in Anti-Corruption, but no inquiry was conducted against him.
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Prize distribution program in school
Hyderabad: A prize distribution ceremony was organized at Government Haji Manik Bhatti High School Hyderabad where position holder students of sixth, seventh and eight classes were distributed prizes.
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NTS pass female teachers protest over withhold of salary
District Dadu: The NTS pass female teachers from Dadu held protest strike over fourteen months of nonpayment of salary.
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Form submission date extended
Karachi: The Controller Examination Board of Intermediate Karachi, Ms. Zarina Chaudhry has announced to extend the form submission date of intermediate annual examination. The candidates can submit their forms from 5th April to 8th April, with late fees.
Most schools of district Tando Muhammad Khan prey of dilapidation
Most of the Schools of Tando Muhammad Khan ruined due to carelessness of higher authorities. The buildings have turned dangerous for students as well as teachers. It is also reported that SMC funds have been utilized not in a proper way.