1st July 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Decision to close all FEF colleges  

District Director Bannu Irfan Durrani has said that closing all FEF colleges is an unfair decision. Thousands of lady teachers will be left unemployed with this decision. The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is trying to change educational syllabus which is not a wise decision.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103603231&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160629

Two cops, teacher killed in KP, Fata attacks

Two policemen and a schoolteacher were killed in separate attacks in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata on Thursday. A schoolteacher was killed in a remote-controlled bomb blast in Bajaur Agency on Thursday. An official of the local administration told media men that Shahzad, a teacher of government school Inaam Khoaroo Chinagi was on his way to school when an explosive device planted along the road went off near him.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/01-Jul-2016/two-cops-teacher-killed-in-kp-fata-attacks




Around 500 FATA schools closed under rationalisation plan

As a campaign in favour of access to education is going on around the world, authorities in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are going in the opposite direction by closing down 497 schools in the region. The closure of a large number of schools, majority of them primary schools both for boys and girls, is part of the Civil Secretariat Fata’s ‘rationalisation plan’ prepared in November 2015.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1268377/around-500-fata-schools-closed-under-rationalisation-plan




Roots Millennium Schools OWC gets status of IB World School

In great pride and honor, Roots Millennium Schools announces the achievement of the status of IB World School for International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program MYP for its state of the art One World Campus OWC in E-11/4, Islamabad. This is the first institution in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad to have achieved this level of excellence and fourth overall in Pakistan. Roots Millennium Schools pursued the IB programs as a pioneer and now has proven its standards at the international level, bringing vanity for the system and the country. It is the immense commitment and consistently amazing efforts of CEO Faisal Mushtaq and his entire team which has ensured the presence of Roots Millennium Schools name now in the league of IB World Schools.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/07/01/roots-millennium-schools-owc-gets-status-of-ib-world-school/


RSS to launch e-learning programme from August

Roots School System (RSS) took another initiative first time in Pakistan by introducing the smart education in schools i.e. SMART (Supersonic, Multidimensional, Attractive, Revolutionary, Teaching through technology) e-Learning Programme.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/131940-RSS-to-launch-e-learning-programme-from-August


Number of Pakistani students studying in the US rises by 8.5%

The number of Pakistanis studying in the United States for the 2014-15 academic year rose to 5,354, an increase of 8.5 percent over the previous year, according to the annual Open Doors Report. The increasing number of Pakistanis, who choose to study in the US, is already significant, and we hope this upward trend continues.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/30-Jun-16/number-of-pakistani-students-studying-in-us-rises-by-85



Low-cost private schools reject new registration rules

Islamabad’s low-cost private schools on Thursday announced that they wouldn't register themselves with their regulator until controversial clauses were withdrawn from the new registration and fee rules. The watchdog for private education in the federal capital, PEIRA, which is overseen by the Capital Administration and Development Division, had enforced the Private Educational Institutions (Registration and Fee Determination) Rules 2016 of late and warned private schools against violating them.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/131944-Low-cost-private-schools-reject-new-registration-rules


Ministry seeks private schools’ help on Quranic education plan

The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training has urged private schools to cooperate with it in executing the Quranic education plan. “Both knowledge and character building are essential for the education of a child. And the best character building can be done through the Holy Quran only. We need your cooperation in implementing the decision to introduce ‘Nazra Quran’ in your schools with your consent and consultation,” State Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Mohammad Balighur Rehman told representatives of Islamabad’s 700 low-cost private schools during a meeting here on Thursday.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/131934-Ministry-seeks-private-schools-help-on-Quranic-education-plan


Private Educational Institutes denied accepting new rules

Private Educational Institutes denied following new rules and regulations formed by department PERA under Ministry of CAD. Owners of Private Schools have said that they won’t be registered under new rules of PERA.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103607257&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160701




Virtual University announces eid vacations

Virtual University has announced the Eid Vacations which will last from 4th July to 8th July. Additional leave granted will be compensated by keeping the university open on 16th July.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-01&edition=LHR&id=2462317_91364319


Position holders on tour of Germany

Provincial Minister Higher Education Zakia Shahnawaz has said that position holders are on a study tour to Germany and getting familiar with different culture research and science development. Research Lecture is arranged for them in the best University of the World.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103607071&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160701




Schools privatisation case disposed of

The Lahore High Court Thursday disposed of a petition challenging possible privatisation of public schools after a law officer informed the court that the government was not handing over them to non-government organizations. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah of the LHC took up the petition filed by a local citizen. The petitioner said that the state was bound to provide education to its citizens under Article 25 of the Constitution. He said the government was privatising public schools and handing them over to NGOs. He said the education was not on the government priority. He said there would be a huge loss to education after schools privatisation.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/131930-Schools-privatisation-case-disposed-of


Secretary assures court of abiding by orders

The Lahore High Court yesterday disposed of a contempt petition against communication & works department’s secretary after he assured the court that he would implement the court’s order. Syeda Kaneez Fatima, a widow, filed a petition seeking contempt proceedings against the secretary for not implementing court’s order regarding compensation to her against the acquisition of her land for construction of Okara-Kasur bypass.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/01-Jul-2016/secretary-assures-court-of-abiding-by-orders


Owners of private schools protested on closing of summer camps

Owners of Private Schools Protested under the leadership of General President Adeeb Jadwani of Al Pakistan Private Schools Association against the closing of summer camp. He said that Government has given 83 summer holidays these holidays must be reduced.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103607094&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160701



FY 2016-2017: Pindi education board okays Rs1.32b budget

The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Rawalpindi, on Thursday, approved a Rs1,322.3 million budget for the year 2016-2017. The board has estimated its total income at Rs1,003.832 million against an estimated expenditure of Rs1,322.300 million, with a deficit of Rs318.468 million.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1133746/fy-2016-2017-pindi-education-board-okays-rs1-32b-budget/

The Minister is responsible for the declining of education

President of Education Wing Punjab, Dr. Atifudin said that Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif is responsible for the declining of the education system in Pakistan. There is not a single Government University in Pakistan which is in the list of top International Universities of the world.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan4/01-Jul-2016/406800




Admission date in Urdu University is extended

Federal Urdu University Karachi has extended the last date to submit admission forms in Bachelors and Master program until 22nd July 2016.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103606222&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160701


Illegal admissions in Nursing Schools and College

Illegal admissions have been exposed in Nursing Schools and College, showcase notice has been given to 15 principles for giving illegal admissions and taking trillion of rupees from them.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103606240&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160701


Only quality education can bring change

Provincial Environment Minister Sikandar Maindhru has said that progress of the nation is in the provision of quality education to students.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-07-01/page-8/detail-29


Free-of-charge education available at MUST’s school of midwifery

Malir University of Science and Technology (MUST) recently established their city campus at Kala Board but their school of midwifery has been running at their main campus for the last 10 years and provides free-of-charge education to students.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1133684/knowledge-power-free-charge-education-available-musts-school-midwifery/


Sindh education budget allocation discussed

The Sindh government has allocated Rs176.4 billion for education in its budget for the upcoming financial year 2016-17. With the total share of education budget being 19.22% from the total provincial pie, this is the largest allocation not only among all departments of the provincial government but also among all provinces of Pakistan.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/131914-Sindh-education-budget-allocation-discussed


Minister issues show cause notice to nursing school principals

Provincial Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has issued show cause notices to 11 acting principals of nursing schools while cases of four principals have been recommended to Chief Secretary Sindh and Chief Minister Sindh respectively for issuance of show cause notices because they were found involved in violation in admissions in General Nursing Diploma at College of Nursing Jamshoro.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/07/01/minister-issues-show-cause-notice-to-nursing-school-principals/


PHF to lay 100 mini turfs at schools

Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) will lay around 100 mini synthetic turfs at the school level as part of its efforts to strengthen hockey at the grassroots level. A survey of schools will be conducted for this from late July, ‘The News’ has learned. The PC 1 of the project is in the final stage, a source said.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/132002-PHF-to-lay-100-mini-turfs-at-schools


Bridging the gap: SEF launches initiative to establish 125 post-primary schools

The provincial government’s Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) officially launched a programme on Thursday to establish middle and high schools throughout the province through a public-private partnership. The aim behind establishing these schools is to bridge the gap between primary and post-primary education in Sindh. During his presentation, deputy director of advocacy and communication for SEF Nisar Banbhan said 68% of students are studying in primary schools and there are only 2,336 middle schools for 0.2 million students in Sindh.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1133678/bridging-gap-sef-launches-initiative-establish-125-post-primary-schools/


Ph.D. thesis defense

Hassan Adil of Engineering Faculty of Iqra University Karachi will defend his Ph.D. thesis on Monday (4th July) in Main Campus Hall at 11 am.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-01&edition=KCH&id=2460930_61731895




Why is the grant to Darul Uloom Haqqania Being Criticized? By Habib Akram

The grant of 30 crore rupees given to Darul Uloom Haqqania by KP government has proved that it is not going to keep the religious clique out of the mainstream. Imran Khan has proved that he is not going to pander foreign masters rather he will prefer the wishes of his public.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-01&edition=LHR&id=2462442_40779584


Letters to the Editor


The importance of education

Education is the most important criteria for individual as well as the collective development of a society and a state. And Primary education is the basic bedrock upon which whole building of education and human development stands. It provides the child with basic insight into a new world and provides him with the necessary tools to proceed through various fields of life. Unfortunately, the state of the primary education system in Pakistan is very bleak.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/06/30/comment/the-importance-of-education/


Decline in book reading

“None could be a person’s best friend as compared to friendship with books” is a famous adage followed by book lovers in old golden days. There was a time when book lovers always remained in search of good books everywhere, they considered books as their best friends and thought nothing was as satisfying to their reading instinct as the habit of reading latest and interesting books.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/07/01/decline-in-book-reading/

 Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

All Teachers Association Swabi warn to come on roads

Swabi: The All Teachers Association Swabi showed their serious concern on the provincial government on a day to day exploitation of the teachers, demanding from the government to review their demands and stop the exploitation of the teachers in the province. Due to imperfect policies of the government the teachers are facing the troubles. After the Eid, the teachers Association calls the protest against the government.

Complete Story:http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2

Government must announce monthly charge allowance for teachers: Hameed-ul-Haq

Peshawar: Tanzeem-e-Asatiza Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa demanded from the government to announce 500 rupees monthly charge allowance for the primary head teacher. He has informed that government already giving the 1000 Rs. to Middle School Head Master and 2000 to High School Principal.

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

Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.3

2 students top in Matric Exams

Lakki Marwat: The two students of Lakki Marwat government school got top position and have given a good name for the government schools. The parents and educationist demanded from the government to provide him a special encouragement prize for them.

Complete Story:  Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.4

Demand for concession in college admission

Peshawar: The Peshawar Suburb area Mattani Adizai residents demanded from the provincial government to provide special relaxation for the students of the area in admission in the college admissions. They said that due to the bad condition of peace in the area the educational institutions are closed and the precious time of the students lost and need special attention towards their admissions in the colleges to save their time.

Complete Story:  http://naibaat.com.pk/Pre/peshawar/Page02.aspx

IDP’s demand to start educational activities for home return people

Bannu: The Utmanzai tribe elders demanded to start educational activities for Northern Waziristan home return families. They demanded from Chief Minister, Punjab to open the Danish School in the area as per their promise. These demanded presented by the Utmanzai elder Sardar Malik Riaz and Waziristan Students leader Kausar Dawar during a press conference here in Press Club Bannu.

Complete Story:  Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.3

Bannu University teaching staff holds protest against administration

Bannu:  Bannu University Teaching Staff Association holds a protest demonstration against the administration in front of the Bannu Press Club. On this occasion, the Association President Assistant Professor Hafiz Ameer Nawaz Khan and others said that the administration taking steps on a discriminatory basis and taking decisions on favoritism basis. The administration is making their TA/DA and dark the future of the institution. The administration failed to approve funds for the University. They said if their demands are not approved, then they are constrained to hold protest sitting in front of the Chief Minister House.

Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.3


There is no ghost school in Dasht: DDEO

District Kharan: The DDEO Dasht Mr. Amanullah Baloch declared news incorrect which published in the local newspaper a few days ago that there are ghost schools and teachers in subdivision Dasht. He said all such news are propaganda against Government schools. He disowns nonformal Educational institutions of NGOs. All Government schools are working properly and teachers are present in concerned schools.

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

Educational emergency is limited up to statements: Ameer Muhammad

District Loralai: The President Senior Educational staff Association Mr. Ameer Muhammad along with other cabinet members said that rulers of time and Educational officials have kept Education emergency to statements and dragging Education department towards the swamp. Senior administrative posts are governed by junior officials and promotion cases are in halt which are the prime causes of Educational deprivation in Balochistan.

Complete Story: Daily Azadi Quetta, Page No. 6

Most of Balochistan Educational institutions are prey of dilapidation: Ihsanullah

District Quetta: The unit President Insaf Student Federation Government science college Quetta Mr. Ihsanullah Kakar said most of Baluchistan Educational institutions are the prey of dilapidation. Most of the primary schools are being run by sole teachers while scholarships of students have been stopped and increase in fees has been shattered the hopes of both parents and students to continue Education.

CompleteSstory: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No. 3

Many schools are closed in Hassanzai area: Molvi Muhammad Akram

District Chaman: The JUI leader Molvi Muhammad Akram along with others said in joint statement that 06 schools are closed in Qilli Hassanzai area while Government is solely arranging seminars, walks, and campaigns which are not beneficial and nonpractical steps. 

Complete Story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No. 8

Education is a basic need of human: Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Muhammad Hassani

District Kharan: The Provincial Minister of Sports & Culture Mr. Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Muhammad Hassani said we have to focus on immediate basis for the betterment of Education in district Washuk. He said Education is the basic need of human so all Educational policies will be implemented. He distributed scholarships among poor students in new Qilli Jungian.

Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No. 2


Girls School without boundary wall and faces security threats

District Bahawalpur: The Government Girls Primary School, Chak No.169/PK is without a boundary wall and the said school faces security threats and dangers of goods being stolen from the school.  The residents of the village have appealed the CM Punjab, Commissioner, and DCO Bahawalpur to take notice.  

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-07-01/page-11

Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 11

Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 9

PEF partner school owners eat up employee’s Eid salary

District Bahawalpur: The Punjab Education Foundation has released salaries of the employees of the PEF partner schools, but the owners of the schools have not paid the said salaries to their employees for Eid.  This has created tension among the employees.  They have appealed to the owners to pay salaries to the employees immediately.   

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-07-01/page-11 

RS.319 million budget of Islamia University approved

District Bahawalpur: The Finance & Planning Committee of Islamia University Bahawalpur has approved a budget of RS.319 Million for the year 2016-2017.  The Committee estimated the income from different sources to the tune of RS.297 Million and the budget deficit was estimated to be RS.214 Millions. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, page No. 8

50,000 female students of Rahim Yar Khan without Scholarships

District Rahim Yar Khan: The civil society members and dignitaries of Khan Bella have told the press that 50,000 girl students of District Rahim Yar Khan were not paid Scholarships from April 2015 to June 2016 and the authorities have eaten up Rs.150 Million that should have been paid to the poor girls.  On the other hand, the officials of the Education Department said that a cheque of RS.30 Millions had been sent to the Post Office and the remaining amount will soon be released. 

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

PMDC disallows Private Medical Colleges to increase Fee’s

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Association have disallowed private Medical Colleges to increase Tuition Fees.  PMDC has canceled its previous Notification wherein it had allowed Colleges to increase Fees.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, page No. 9

Promotion Notification issued by Punjab Education Department

District Multan: The Education Department (Schools) Punjab has issued a notification for the promotion of Employees of Grade 17 to Grade 18 and the postings of such employees will be done after Eid.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 8 

Non-issuance of appointment letters creates tension among Educators: AEO's

District Multan: The Secretary Schools Punjab had issued instructions to the Education Department to issue appointment letters to the newly appointed Educators and Assistant Education Officers by 30th June, but it could not be done.  This has created tension among the newly appointed Educators and AEO's. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-07-01/page-08  

Lahore High Court appreciates privatization of government schools

District Lahore: A Bench of Lahore High Court headed by Chief Justice Lahore gave a judgment in a Writ Petition filed by Ramzan Inqalabi decreed that privatization of government schools was a positive step for improving the quality and standards of Education in the Country.   The LHC said that the teachers enjoy 3 months vacation and if the Government was privatizing the schools to improve standards then the Court cannot interfere in the policy matters. 

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 1


Teachers organize rally against stoppage of salary

District Sanghar: Government teachers from Tando Adam held a protest rally, for releasing of their salary.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130409331&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160701

Primary school funds grabbed

District Tharparkar: The funds for Government Primary School Ali Muhammad Samejo are being grabbed by the education employees. Even School examinations are not held.

Complete Story: Daily Ibrat, Page No. 8