1st November 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Postgraduate Climate Change Studies in PU under consideration

The Climate Change Center has moved a proposal for launching a Post-Graduate Degree Programme in Climate Change at Peshawar University, with the objective of conducting research in changing weather patterns and for adaptation measures other than mitigation.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/01/page03.php

Teachers to raise their voice

All Teachers’ Association has reported that they will continue their struggle for the rights of teachers; they demanded the entry of grade 9 & 10 teachers in service book of the 13th scale.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103831906&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20161101



Corporal Punishment

Corporal punishment by a Government school teacher has been reported. The teacher resorted to it due to personal issues with the student of grade 7. Parents of the student told the reporter that the Principal did not take any action against the teacher even after they filed a complaint.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103831910&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20161101




Balochistan to have 725 new schools

Under the Global Partnership Program, 725 primary schools will begin operations in Balochistan costing around Rs.3 billion. Royal Time Monitoring System will also be introduced at state run schools in the province to check attendance of teachers and students.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/01/page02.php



Teachers’ rights

President Balochistan Professors and Lecturers Association, Professor Syed Mando Khail, has stated that education is the backbone of development of a country but in Pakistan education is the most neglected sector. He appealed to the government to reduce tax deduction on teachers’ salaries.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103831721&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161101




Government should hold talks with students, not torment them: Omer

National Conference Working President and former Chief Minister Omer Abdullah on Monday expressed his concern over the continuing stalemate over the issue of deferment of board examinations in Jammu and Kashmir.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/01/page11.php



Cancellation of Taleemi Package

High Court AJK accepted the appeal by People’s Party leaders in AJK, against the cancellation of Taleemi Package by the government. The date of court hearing is 2nd November.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11 01&edition=ISL&id=2705126_26278125





AIOU Elected Executive Member of Asian Association of Universities

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) was re-elected as a member of the Executive Board of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) for a two-year term.  The election took place at the annual General Body meeting of the association in Manila. Pakistan was among the nine countries elected by the Association’s members. 

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-1-2016/page19.asp



QAU VC letter to all Federal Ministers

Vice Chancellor of Quaid-i-Azam University has issued an open letter to all Federal Cabinet Ministries with reference to the illegal occupation of QAU land and the occupation of QAU estate on all sides by land mafia elements.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/01/page10.php




MIUC Student Council wworn in

Metropolitan International University College (MIUC) hosted the Student Council Oath Taking Ceremony 2016, in an effort to encourage young individuals to regularize the student body and become responsible citizens.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-11-01/page-14/detail-3


RIS Organizes Open Day

Roots International Schools (RIS) organized Open day-Entrepreneurship & Enterprise across all campuses nationwide. RIS aims to bring out the best in a child mentally, intellectually, academically, physically and culturally, professionally and globally by developing and inculcating abilities, skills and attitude to work in diverse and challenging environments.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-1-2016/page19.asp




PMDC allows 15% Foreign Quota seats for Colleges

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has allowed public and private medical institutions to offer 85% open merit seats and 15% foreign quota seats for admissions.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-11-01/page-14/detail-2



Strike by Model Colleges’ Staff enters 7th Day

The teachers and other staff members of Islamabad’s model colleges will boycott duty from Tuesday (October 25) over the Capital Administration and Development Division and Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) and its failure to resolve their issues despite repeated assurances.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/11-1-2016/page20.asp



Primary schools with a single teacher

Education is advancing globally on a daily basis, but in Pakistan, the precious lives of children are being destroyed by the Government because it is not paying enough attention towards educational improvement.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-11-01/page-7/detail-7



NUST, COMSATS closed over political unrest

National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and COMSATS Institute of Science and Technology (CIIT) yesterday announced that they will remain closed till November 02 due to political uncertainty in the city.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-11-01/page-13/detail-2



Teaching staff urges PTI not to disrupt education

A representative of teaching and non-teaching staff has demanded that the government and protesters identify a specific location for the planned demonstration so that educational activities can continue unhindered.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611010038&EN_ID=11201611010015&EMID=11201611010006




IIUI reluctant to take action against ‘Plagiarist’ professor

Despite clear directions from the Higher Education Commission (HEC), higher management of the International Islamic University (IIU) still has to take action against a plagiarist faculty member.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-01/lahore/7534/46885




Smart Interactive Digital System for Schools

Punjab’s Information Minister has said that the government has decided to install smart interactive digital system in 2000 public schools across the province. The minister said that the new educational learning system will make learning activities interesting; he also added that it had the capability to evaluate skills of children during the learning process in an accurate manner.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-1-2016/page14.asp






Increasing student dropout rate

Provincial government has asked Executive District Officers (Education) Lahore to report reasons behind increasing dropout rate of students in public schools and missing targets of the enrolment campaign and Zero Dropout policy.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-01-2016/lahore/pic.asp?picname=42.gif



NGOs to set up hospitals, medical colleges

Punjab government has decided to allow NGOs from friendly countries to establish state-of-the-art hospitals and medical colleges in different areas of the province on a public-private partnership basis.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-1-2016/page19.asp





Teachers protest

Grand Teachers Alliance Punjab (GTAP) organised a peaceful protest against the Punjab Government outside the Lahore Press Club here on Monday. Teachers in Punjab are protesting because of non-upgradation of their pay-scale, and action against them on the pretext of poor results as well as the privatisation of public sector schools through the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF).

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-1-2016/page20.asp










Shortage of teachers, AEOs cripples Education Department

As many as 101 posts of Assistant Education Officers (AEOs) and 2,478 posts of teachers have been lying vacant since an extended period in the district, which is adversely affected functioning of the education department.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-01/page-21/detail-4



All students of Government Boys Inter College Bahtar fail Intermediate exams

Fourteen students of Government Boys Inter College Bahtar appeared in the exams of Intermediate Part-1 and not a single student could pass the exam. Parents have demanded that Regional Director Colleges take notice of the college for producing poor results.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/01/page03.php



PU holds lecture on “Sikh Monuments”

Punjab University’s Pakistan Study Center has organized a special lecture on “Sikh monuments in Pakistan”. Eminent scholars and historians from United Kingdom, including Bobby Singh Bansal and Dr. Pritpal Virdee were among the speakers.

Complete story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201611/01/page18.php




Teachers protest to gain attention of the Punjab Government

More than a hundred public school teachers kicked off a province-wide protest against the Punjab government over the School Education Department’s failure to meet ‘mutually agreed’ demands of the teachers on Monday.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611010066&EN_ID=11201611010024&EMID=11201611010010





Work on Baba Guru Nanak Varsity from January

The Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) has decided to launch civil work on the Baba Guru Nanak University project by January next year. It also gave a go-ahead for the recruitment of a project director and other staffers in order to launch the project on time.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=01_11_2016_177_013




Protest by BZU students

Students of Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) Multan will protest on the Canal Road today, against the negligence of administration regarding issues in the Lahore campus of the university. The Government has ordered an inspection of all the university campuses to resolve these issues.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103833154&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20161101



Mismanagement in PU Exams

Students’ Islami Jamiat of Punjab University has protested against mismanagement in exams by Punjab University. A significant number of students from the Law College were also present in this protest. The delay in exam results and paper checking fees were some of the issues they were protesting for. 

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-11-01&edition=LHR&id=2704547_99455312



‘A Walnut Tree’ screened at NCA

Department of Film & Television, National College of Arts, in collaboration with Alliance Française de Lahore, held a screening of the documentary feature ‘A Walnut Tree directed by Ammar Aziz.

Complete story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/lahore/11-1-2016/page20.asp




Bail of Former Education Minister and Police officials extended

Sindh high Court, headed by Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto, and the two judge bench has extended the pre-arrest bail granted to Pir Mazharul Haq till November 21, when NAB investigators will present their progress report in court.

Complete story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201611010021&EN_ID=11201611010008&EMID=11201611010003



Sukkur Medical College seeks additional time to fulfill PMDC requirements

Ghulam Mohammad Mahar Medical College principal has urged PMDC to review the decision to suspend its recognition of the institution, in order to bring an end to the unrest prevailing among the students of the third batch.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=01_11_2016_119_007




Shadow Education Market

Private tuition has been the subject of considerable interest and educational commentary in Pakistan over the last 20 years. However, little has been written about how academically low-achieving students are using tuition in both private and government schools.

Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/161438-Shadow-education-market



Absor High School

Turbat is one of the biggest cities of Balochistan where schools are in a miserable condition. Government Girls High School, Absor is among those schools facing problems due to a lack of classrooms.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2016-11-01/page-7/detail-8



Plan to set up National Technical Training Institute

In order to equip IT graduates with need-based training, the Ministry of Information and Technology is planning to establish a National Technical Training Institute.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2016-11-1/page-4



Education System by Yousuf Abbasi

The education system defines the future of students in a country. Examination system is the main component of the education sector that presents the learning outcomes of students. Steps taken by the government to improve examination system cannot be neglected. Government must hold accountable responsible persons.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103832580&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20161101



CM Punjab and Education Reforms by Sohail Akhtar Awan

It is the prime responsibility of a government to provide quality education to the youth of a country. This government took various steps for the improvement in education sector, like the establishment of schools in remote areas, filling the teacher’s vacant positions, schools upgradation, provision of basic facilities in schools and many more. All of these steps prove the government’s pro-education policies.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-01/page-17/detail-2



Public-Private Partnership (PPP) by Salik Majeed

Public sector is the main service provider of education in Pakistan. But budget constraints don’t allow government to fulfil all the requirements in this sector. In this scenario, the importance of public-private partnership increases in order to achieve the education targets. The successful examples of PPP exists in the world and we must step forward in developing good examples in Pakistan.

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-11-01/page-11



Letters to the Editor

New Education Trend by Syeda Maheen Qadri

Nowadays, most schools charge high fees for providing education, which is a very unethical practice. Learning and teaching patterns are changing. Lately, “teaching a child how to learn without a school” is the latest trend that is gaining popularity in the world.

Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-01/lahore/7538/46662



Gender Discrimination? by Zulfiqar Ali Mirani

We have been hearing a lot about injustices done to women. When jobs for the high, primary or junior school teachers were announced, a large number of women were appointed by giving them 20 ‘grace marks’.

Complete story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=01_11_2016_009_016



Increasing school fees

Inadequate education is one of the reasons behind backwardness in the country. The majority of the public belong to the poor class and to afford education is becoming difficult for them. Because school fee especially in private schools is increasing day by day. 

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-11-01/page-11