1st October 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Political Leaders Visit Protest Camp of UoP Faculty

The strike of teachers of University of Peshawar (UOP) and supported by Peshawar University Teachers Association (PUTA) has entered into its fifth day but still there were no signs of any negotiations between the provincial government and PUTA.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/02-Oct-16/political-leaders-visit-protest-camp-of-uop-faculty

Funds unavailability

The construction work of 1,009 public schools across the province has been stopped because donor did not release funds for the constriction work and government is not making any effort to solve this issue. This unfinished work is creating troubles for teachers and students.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103776478&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20161002


Religious education

Islamic Education System, Pakistan, demanded from the government to cancel the decision of taking board exams at primary level and restore Islamic education in schools by including Islamic Education and Social Studies books at class 2.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103776349&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20161002


Anomalies detected in payment of stipend to girl students

Several anomalies have been detected in disbursement of stipend to girl students enrolled in public sector secondary schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The flaws in the elementary and secondary education department’s programme “Provision of Stipends to the Secondary School Girls” were found during a study conducted recently.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1287698/anomalies-detected-in-payment-of-stipend-to-girl-students


Demand for Hindko Dept at Hazara University

The participants of a one-day Hindko literary and cultural conference have demanded of the government to set up a Department for Hindko studies at the Hazara University. The demand was made through a resolution passed at the conference. A Peshawar-based literary and cultural organization, Gandhara Hindko Board, and Gandhara Hindko Academy, had jointly arranged the moot.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/03-Oct-16/demand-for-hindko-dept-at-hazara-university



Govt. to Regularise Services of Teachers: Minister

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Finance Muzaffar Said Sunday said the government would regularise services of teachers and teaching assistants in the province. Speaking at the concluding session of a two-day divisional educational conference held at Ahyaul Uloom Balambat, he said the government had planned to regularise services of teachers and teaching assistants who had passed the NTS test.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/154457-Govt-to-regularise-services-of-teachers-minister


KP Govt. establishes lavatories in 10,000 Govt-run schools

The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has claimed to have set up lavatories in over 10,000 government school across the province. According to a report of the KP Elementary and Secondary Education Department, available with Daily Times the department has constructed 10000 lavatories by spending around Rs. 7 billion in the past three years. The report stated that in June 2013, around 16,300 schools did not have toilets.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/03-Oct-16/kp-govt-establishes-lavatories-in-10000-govt-run-schools


Women teachers want officer’s transfer orders cancelled

Women teachers of Timergara and Talash have demanded of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, minister for education Atif Khan and director elementary and secondary education department Rafiq Khattak to immediately cancel transfer order of the sub-divisional officer Shaheen Begum, who has been replaced by a male officer.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1287451/women-teachers-want-officers-transfer-orders-cancelled




Drinking water in schools

Member Assembly Pakhtunkhwa, William Barkat, said while inauguration ceremony of tube well in a girl’s high school that we are providing facility of drinking water in schools because this school was facing water shortage.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103773927&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161001



Policy of private schools

Chairperson of Mahnoor Education, Hareem Shah, said that cheating rate is high in Balochistan compared to other provinces because they are taking steps to eliminate cheating during exams. She stressed to put special efforts to reduce this rate.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103773935&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161001


Inspection of exams

On the instructions of Deputy Commissioner Quetta, Assistant Commissioner visited the examination center to inspect BA/BSc exams in Quetta. After inspection, exams of 10 cheater students were cancelled.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103773931&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161001



Working for the improvement in education

Deputy District Education Officer, Chaltan Town, said that we are working for the improvement of quality education in all areas. The special efforts are being made to fill the teacher’s’ gap and provision of basic facilities in schools.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103775732&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161002


Deteriorating education system

President Balochistan Professors and Lectures Association, Boys’ Degree College Khuzdar, said that due to the irresponsible behavior of government, education system is being deteriorated. We have still vacant positions in college that need to be filled urgently.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103775725&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20161002




Mohmand residents demand reconstruction of damaged health centres, schools

Tribesmen belonging to various localities of Mohmand Agency have urged the government to reconstruct the damaged buildings of health and educational institutions in the region.Talking to journalists at Mohmand Press Club on Saturday, president Mohmand Welfare Organisation (MWO) Mir Afzal Mohmand said dozens of health units and more than hundreds schools had been either destroyed or damaged in the tribal region in militancy, but the government was yet to reconstruct the buildings.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1287447/mohmand-residents-demand-reconstruction-of-damaged-health-centres-schools




CADD promises buses for schools, colleges

State Minister for the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Tariq Fazal Chaudhry has promised the early provision of 200 buses to the government schools and colleges of Islamabad Capital Territory. He was speaking to Federal Government Teachers Association president Malik Ameer Khan, who called on him here.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/154433-CADD-promises-buses-for-schools-colleges


HEC blamed for poor ranking of Pak universities

Due to the ranking mechanism of the flawed HEC, none of the Pakistani universities could secure a place in the global rankings for the last many years, according to experts. The HEC is applying mainly five indicators for conducting the rankings of its recognised varsities both of the public and the private sectors.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/03-Oct-16/hec-blamed-for-poor-ranking-of-pak-universities


Smoking by school children

The trend of smoking among students is increasing because the number of students who started smoking has been increased. This trend is dangerous to the health of students and to combat this issue smoking ads and sponsorship must be banned.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-10-01/page-3


Experts review criteria for university ranking

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) hosted an expert review of the eligibility criteria employed to rank country’s universities. The meeting was part of a series being held to gain input from academic experts and stakeholders to provide feedback on best practices and find avenues for further improvement.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/experts-review-criteria-for-university-ranking/


NAVTTC Conference: Two-day Technical Education Moot Starts Today

A two-day international Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) conference will commence in Islamabad today. The conference is being organised by National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Pakistan, in which experts from 15 countries including China, Korea, United Kingdom (UK), Germany, Australia and Sri Lanka will participate.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1192510/navttc-conference-two-day-technical-education-moot-starts-today/


5-day Training of Teachers for Montessori classes

Training in child-centered techniques provides them (kids of 3-5 years of age) with confidence, understanding and knowledge of things in a better way. Unfortunately, very little is done to train children in a proper way and to help them resolve the problems by themselves at the school level.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/5-day-training-of-teachers-for-montessori-classes/


Children’s Literature Festival held in Islamabad school

A Children’s Literature Festival was organized here at Mashal Model School under a social movement founded by Idara-e-Taleem-O-Aagahi and Oxford University Press (OUP). It was the first school based CLF to be held here with an aim to connect on a more personal and intimate level with schools to ignite in them a love of literature.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/childrens-literature-festival-held-in-islamabad-school/



Admission season: Students dread long queues, warped banking facilities

In today’s modern and fast paced world where payments can be made electronically from anywhere, students of public sector colleges still have to queue up for hours to pay their fees while missing out on their studies.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1192500/admission-season-students-dread-long-queues-warped-banking-facilities/


Rs2.5 billion allocated to support students from under-developed areas

The government has earmarked Rs2.5 billion for financial assistance of the students hailing from under-developed areas of the country in the current financial year. Under the fee reimbursement scheme of Prime Minister’s Youth Programme, students are being paid full tuition fee, admission fee and registration fees through the Higher Education Commission (HEC).

Complete Story: https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/pakistan/rs2-5-billion-allocated-to-support-students-from-under-developed-areas/


Representatives of 14 US varsities visit RMS

The representatives from 14 universities of the United States visited a ceremony held at the Roots Millennium Schools Flagship Campus in collaboration with the United States Education Foundation Pakistan-USEFP. The universities whose representatives attended the event included Valparaiso University, DePauw University, Northern Arizona University, Foothill and DeAnza Colleges, Colorado State University, College of the Desert, Northern Kentucky University, Central Washington University, Old Dominion University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Savannah College of Art and Design, St Cloud University, Minerva Schools and Hiram College.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/03-Oct-16/representatives-of-14-us-varsities-visit-rms



AIOU extends admissions date until October 10

The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has extended the last date for submission of admissions' forms for its matric to PhD-level programmes until October 10. This decision was taken by the AIOU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui at the meeting of departments' heads, held here on Friday.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/01-Oct-16/aiou-extends-admissions-date-until-october-10


No plan to close Pak-Turk schools, IHC informed

The government is not going to shut down Pak-Turk schools nor it has received any request from the Turkish government for the transfer of its management to any third party.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1287445/no-plan-to-close-pak-turk-schools-ihc-informed


Private school graduates enjoy higher salaries

Privately educated graduates earn far more than their state school counterparts, a new study shows. The study, by Alif Ailaan, assessed jobs in the top national statistics socioeconomic classification, including banking, services, textile, telecom, pharmaceuticals, etc., from 828 respondents, with 702 males and 126 females. It covers Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1192521/study-findings-private-school-graduates-enjoy-higher-salaries/


New secretary briefed on education projects

New secretary of the Capital Administration and Development Division Nargis Ghaloo attended a briefing on the Federal Directorate of Education’s affairs and the prime minister’s educational reforms programme underway in the Islamabad Capital Territory.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/154012-New-secretary-briefed-on-education-projects


Disaster Resilience: NDMA Develops new Guidelines for Schools

With climate change-induced natural disasters ravaging the country for the better part of a decade, the government has developed a new set of policy guidelines which aims to build capacity of schools, teachers and students across the country to deal with disasters.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1192073/disaster-resilience-ndma-develops-new-guidelines-schools/


MPCL Donates bus to Girls High School

Mari Petroleum Company (MPCL) in an impressive ceremony at village Pail Mirza, Tehsil Sohawa handed over a school bus along with other office equipment worth Rs 6 Million to Government Girls High School Pail Mirza, Ghauri Block as its Corporate Social obligation.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/mpcl-donates-bus-to-girls-high-school/





‘Endoscopic ultrasound can help cure many diseases’

The first international three-day 'Endoscopy Ultrasound and ERCP Workshop', organised jointly by Lahore General Hospital and Asian Endoscopy Ultrasound Group, has ended.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/154425-Endoscopic-ultrasound-can-help-cure-many-diseases


Three-day endoscopy ultrasound workshop concludes at LHG

First international three-day 'Endoscopy Ultrasound and ERCP workshop' organised by Lahore General Hospital and Asian Endoscopy Ultrasound Group has concluded on Sunday. Terming this workshop a great success, LGH Postgraduate Medical Institute Principal Prof Ghiasun Nabi Tayyab said that it would bring about a healthy trend among the medical doctors throughout the world to focus on adopting modern methods of treatment against diseases.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-10-03&edition=LHR&id=2646345_56665848


Anti-Corruption Department Arrests Assistant of Education Department

While carrying out various raids in Lahore the Anti-Corruption Department arrested an assistant of Education Dept. named Jamil Ahmed. He was taking a bribe of Rs. 20,000 for solving a transfer case. Meanwhile, teachers union has demanded strict action against corrupt elements in the education department.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-03-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=04_04.gif







Protest by teachers

United Teacher’ Council has announced to protest on 5th October and celebrate it as “Black Day”. On 16th October, they will announce the future strategy of teachers in Punjab. They also discussed in a meeting about the issues of teachers’ upgradation, privatization of schools and many other issues.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103777431&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20161002


Violation of merit in hiring

The violation of merit in girls’ educational institutes has been reported. The principle of Girls’ Degree College, Gujjar khan, started hiring on personal bases and neglecting the merit that means they are compromising on the quality of education.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-10-01/page-6


Grant disbursement to high schools

Punjab government released the first disbursement of grant to the high schools of different tehsils in district Rawalpindi. This grant is for non-salary budget. Timely disbursement of funds make it possible to complete the plans on time.

Complete Story:  http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-10-01/page-6


Lectures at Commerce College

President Lecturer’s Association, Mirza Javaid Iqbal, said that the government is not taking any interest in regularizing the lecturers working in commerce colleges from last 12 years on contract bases. He demanded to take action and make them permanent.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103778119&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20161003


Teachers’ scale upgradation

President Teachers’ Union demanded government to fulfil the promise of teachers’ upscaling because the notification of upscaling has not been issued, yet. In the same way, other demands of teachers are expecting to be fulfilled.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-10-03/page-6


Workshop on Mining Technology in UET

University of Engineering and Technology Lahore held a two day workshop on Mining Technology in partnership with Dassault Systemes France. The purpose of this workshop was to introduce the latest mining related software.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-10-02&edition=LHR&id=2643533_91034965


Registration for Grade 5 and Grade 8 Exams

The registration of students for Primary and Middle Annual Exams will be held till 31st October 2016. More than 30 cluster centres have been established for this purpose.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-10-02&edition=ISL&id=2643544_43670680


Rawalpindi’s Schools Prone to Security Risks

Due to dereliction of Rawalpindi’s Education Department, security guards haven’t been deployed in 91 highly sensitive schools of Rawalpindi. The security arrangements have been left at the disposal of Grade IV employees.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-10-03&edition=ISL&id=2644313_33119505


Minister vows quality edu across Punjab

The government is endeavouring to ensure quality education in the public and private sector institutions, said Punjab Education Minister, Rana Mashhood Ahmed. He was addressing the groundbreaking ceremony of Engineering Block of the University of Lahore at Sargodha campus.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/03-Oct-2016/minister-vows-quality-edu-across-punjab



Teachers Diary Neglected in Govt. Schools

Due to neglect of Teachers’ Diary in govt. schools the provision of quality education has been endangered. District Teacher Educators (DTEs) are subjected to inappropriate conduct in govt. schools and cluster centres.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-10-03&edition=LHR&id=2646348_22145494

‘Pakistan has to win war of economy, education, health’

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan has to win the war in the fields of economy, industry, agriculture, education and health. He also said Pakistan’s future was linked to information technology, science, research and innovation. He said a solid strategy had been adopted for the promotion of science and technology.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/154312-Pakistan-has-to-win-war-of-economy-education-health

Social Service: In NA-126, Lawmakers take on Improving Schools

Disappointed with the government’s apathetic attitude towards education, lawmakers in Lahore’s NA-126 constituency have decided to finance public schools on their own. This was disclosed by MPA Dr Murad Rass during a convention on Saturday organised by two NGOs where parents, teachers and lawmakers from the constituency had convened to discuss problems at public schools.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1192469/social-service-na-126-lawmakers-take-improving-schools/


Anti-corruption Seminar

Punjab University’s Hailey College of Commerce and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) jointly organised a seminar to create awareness against corruption at the college’s Seminar Hall on Friday. According to a press release, Faculty of Commerce Dean Prof Dr Hasan Mobeen Alam,  NAB Deputy Director Sajid Ali, faculty members and a large number of students were present. 

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/154017-Anti-corruption-seminar


HED yet to issue NOCs to 23 colleges for BS admissions

The administration of 23 public colleges of Punjab, selected to offer BS 4-Year Programmes from this year, is in a fix as the Higher Education Department has yet to issue NOCs to these colleges to start the admission process. The admission season for 2-Year Bachelor Programmes (BA/BSc) and BS 4-Year Programmes (BS-4YP) starts well before the declaration of result of Intermediate examinations across the province. This year all the nine Boards of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISEs) of Punjab declared the Intermediate results on September 17. 

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/154418-HED-yet-to-issue-NOCs-to-23-colleges-for-BS-admissions


IBCC: a facilitator or a curse for students and parents?

The Inter-Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC) has 17 dictums to serve the people of Pakistan, including issuance of equivalence of foreign qualifications in shape of certificates and attestation of certificates and diplomas at SSC and HSSC levels.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/03-Oct-16/ibcc-a-facilitator-or-a-curse-for-students-and-parents


Minister Stresses Safety Training

Punjab School Education Minister Rana Mashhood has said there is a dire need for promoting importance and significance of safety programmes among the youth. He said this at the concluding day of two-day School Safety Programme organised by Pakistan Red Crescent Society.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/154430-Minister-stresses-safety-training


Grade–IV officials put at helm of affairs in RMC

The management of Rawalpindi Medical College (RMC) has handed over the matters of establishment to three inexperienced, uneducated grade–IV employees due to which the all the affairs of administration have become suspicious. The sources told Daily Times that management of the college has sidelined four senior clerks and in their place they deputed Class-IV staffers on important slots.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/02-Oct-16/gradeiv-officials-put-at-helm-of-affairs-in-rmc


Educating Youth: Govt. Striving to Promote Education

The government is committed to promoting quality education to turn Pakistan into a modern welfare state, said Minister of State for Higher Education and Interior Baleeghur Rehman while speaking at a training programme on Friday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1191574/educating-youth-govt-striving-promote-education/


372 students awarded degrees at CIIT Wah Campus

The Convocation of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) was held on Friday at CIIT, Wah Campus in which degrees were conferred to 372 graduating students of Wah Campus at undergraduate and graduate levels in discipline of Management Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics. Out of 372,310 students were male and 62 were female. Dr SM Junaid Zaidi, Rector (SIHI), CIIT presided over convocation ceremony.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/372-students-awarded-degrees-at-ciit-wah-campus/


Investment: Scholarships Worth Rs690m Promised for Students

The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) has extended financial assistance of Rs690 million to around 18,151 deserving students in three districts of Bahawalpur division. This was shared by the PEEF officials at a meeting held at Commissioner Saqib Zafar’s office.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1192055/investment-scholarships-worth-rs690m-promised-students/


Future is bright: CM

Pakistan has yet to win the war in the fields of economy, industry, agriculture, education and health, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said yesterday. He was addressing a ceremony of laptop distribution, under Prime Minister’s National Programme, among the students at Information Technology University campus at Arfa Karim Software Technology Park.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/02-Oct-2016/future-is-bright-cm



HEC Shuts Down 34 Postgraduate Programmes

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has decided to wind up 19 PhD, 15 MS and MPhil programmes at various public and private universities in Punjab on the varsities failure to fulfil minimum requirements.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1192106/breach-requirements-hec-shuts-34-postgraduate-programmes/


Lack of Facilities in Govt. Punjab College

There is no facility of electricity in Govt. Punjab College for Women 14 Area Wah Cantt. Similarly, the condition of furniture is very dilapidated in the college. Moreover, there has been no whitewash in the college for long.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-03-2016/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=10_07.gif


PEF to Achieve Enrolment Target of 2.6m Students by 2018

Managing Director Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) Tariq Mahmood has said that all issues of the schools partnering with the Foundation Assisted School (FAS) program of the foundation should be solved on priority basis. Any official found showing any negligence, in this regard, would be taken to task.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/pef-to-achieve-enrolment-target-of-2-6m-students-by-2018/


Ninth-grader Kidnapped on way Back From School

A ninth-grader was abducted at gunpoint on the way back home from school here in the limits of Khichiwala Police the other day. According to the family, Arslan, son of Zulfiqar who runs a transport company in Dubai, was returning home along with his two friends on a bike after attending school.
On the way, four armed accused in a car intercepted the bike-riders and asked him to identify himself.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/02-Oct-2016/ninth-grader-kidnapped-on-way-back-from-school


Primary school girl raped, strangled to death

A schoolgirl was raped and strangled to death by two suspects over an old enmity here in village Machchi Singh. Sources said that Imam Ali, father of the victim, has lodged a complaint with local police that his daughter, Sadia, 9, student of first class went to a private school along with her brother.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/01-Oct-2016/primary-school-girl-raped-strangled-to-death


Eighth-grader Kidnapped on way to School

An eighth-grader was allegedly kidnapped by unidentified accused when he was on the way to Government High School Thatha Kheru Mutmal on Friday. Muhammad Ashraf, father of 14-year-old Rashed Ali, a resident of Fatteki village, informed the police that his son was going to school in the morning when unidentified accused kidnapped him.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/01-Oct-2016/eighth-grader-kidnapped-on-way-to-school


Punjab Govt. Ensuring Quality Education

Punjab’s Education Minister, Rana Mashood has said that their govt. is taking extra-ordinary steps to ensure the quality education not only in public schools but also the private schools.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-10-02/page-12/detail-11




BSEK chairman’s medical report sought by SHC

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday directed secretary health to submit a medical report to assess the health condition of under detention chairman of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK), Anwar Ahmed Zai.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/153997-BSEK-chairmans-medical-report-sought-by-SHC


Merit not Observed in Appointment of Boards’ Chairmen

Upon the recommendation of search committee, a PhD qualified candidates have been appointed as chairmen of all three educational boards of Karachi. However, such meritocracy has not been observed in the case of appointment of chairmen of Boards of Sukkur and Larkana. This has raised question over merit policy in Sindh.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-03-2016/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=195.gif



Deterioration in Sindh Education Board

The Sindh Education Board is facing the administrative issues as they fired the chairman of Matric and Intermediate. This kind of activities are making troubles to complete the administrative tasks on time.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-10-02/page-2


Deplorable Condition of Govt. Higher Secondary Schools

The despicable condition of govt. schools of Karachi is not a surprising news. However, the state of affairs in Higher Secondary Schools is not less deplorable either. There are 10,000 seats for students in 27 HSS of Karachi. But only 1,457 students actually took the admissions. 85% seats are still vacant.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-03-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=187942


Resolving Differences: University of Sindh Amends Hiring Criteria

With the Higher Education Commission (HEC) beginning to assert its authority, University of Sindh (SU) has caved in giving up defiance over certain policy measures. It has eventually relented to the HEC’s qualification yardstick for the appointment of BPS-19 assistant professors.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1191993/resolving-differences-university-sindh-amends-hiring-criteria/


Teachers Association Woos President of Pakistan for Accountability

As HEC has charged VC of Urdu University, Dr. Saman D Muhammad of plagiarism and Public Accounts Committee has registered a case against him, the Teachers Association of Abdul Had Campus has plead the President to intervene in the matter and fulfil the requirements of justice and accountability.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-03-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=187943


15mn out-of-school children earning for their families, seminar told

Experts say well-designed social protection policies sensitive to children’s needs are needed to eradicate child labour from Pakistan. In Pakistan, 25 million children are not going to school, and of them 15 million are earning for their families through various forms of labour work, a seminar was told on Friday.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/153988-15mn-out-of-school-children-earning-for-their-families-seminar-told


Decision to Replace Pro VC of SMU on Halt

CM Secretariat of Sindh has halted its decision to replace the incumbent pro VC of Sindh Medical University Dr. Lubna Baig and appoint the current Executive Director Dr. Anees ud Din at her place. No notification will be issued in this regard.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-01-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=186689

B.Com Final Results

Controller Examinations, University of Karachi has announced the results of B.Com Final. 40 students had appeared in the exam. 10 have been declared pass and 30 failed the exam.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-01-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=186694


Governor Urges Students to Prove their Mettle in the Subject of Law

While addressing the students of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law, Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat ul Ibad Khan urged them to prove their mettle in the subject of Law. He also praised the standard of education being imparted by the University.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-01-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=186693


Education expo: Ninth biannual college fair held by US consulate

To give a chance to find scholarships and subjects of their interest in American universities, the consulate-general of United States (US) in collaboration with the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) organised the ninth biannual college fair on Sunday for students who are interested in pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in the US.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1192413/education-expo-ninth-biannual-college-fair-held-us-consulate/


Entry Test for SSUET Admissions Held

Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) conducted entry test for admissions for the academic year 2017. Around 4,000 candidates appeared for the bachelor’s degree programme in the entry test held at the Expo Centre, a spokesman for the institution said here on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/entry-test-for-ssuet-admissions-held/



Schools in Poor Condition

There is no shortage of schools in Karachi but due to the neglect of federal and provincial govt. all the schools in Karachi and overall Sindh are in very poor condition. Most of the schools are empty due to absence of teachers and lack of facilities.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-10-03&edition=KCH&id=2644289_45446035


12-year-old boy drowns in school’s well

A fourth class student drowned in a well constructed on his school’s premises located in North Nazimabad on Friday. Shahrah-e-Noorjehan police said the body of 12-year-old Uzair, son of Saleem, was recovered from a well constructed on the premises of St Jude’s School, located near the intermediate board office situated in D’Silva Town.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/153986-12-year-old-boy-drowns-in-schools-well



Private schools directed to ensure safety of students

Sindh minister for education and literacy Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, has taken notice of the death of a student of a private school in North Nazimabad who drowned in under ground water tank.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/private-schools-directed-to-ensure-safety-of-students/







Education as Propaganda

Education, specifically formal education received at schools in controlled and regimented settings, is a tool of propaganda. Education received at schools does not only inflate phobias as Bacon believed through tales; but it also modifies human behaviour, influences thought patterns and shapes the entire world view of our children, impacting, among other things, their responses to social order.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/columns/03-Oct-2016/education-as-propaganda


Education System of Pakistan By Muhammad Mubeen Amjad

Education plays an important role in development of a country. The lack of quality education is one of the reasons behind social and economic failure in country. There are a lot of weaknesses in our education system like governance issues, lack of resources, etc. To get the development progress, it is necessary to fix these issues.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-10-02/page-9


Education Financing By Yousuf Abbassi

Government is taking steps for the provision of quality education to all children of the country. For that, public schools are being facilitated with basic educational facilities that include qualified teachers, new classrooms and many more. But the gloomy situation of education demands more efforts and resources. That’s why the resource distribution among different sectors must be efficient and create more space for education in total budget.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103777507&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20161002


Letters to the Editor


Develop Interest in Reading

Study is one of the most critical element for a student to be mentally developed and it becomes very much interesting when someone pays attention in it. One has to focus what to read and how to read? All students need to know what are they interested in and what kind of books do they like to read? After questioning these questions to you then select that book which you are eager to read.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/develop-interest-in-reading/


Govt. Schools in Balochistan

Balochistan, the biggest Province of Pakistan, is facing a lot of problems in terms of educational facilities. The teachers in government schools are least punctual and fail to provide quality education to students.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/govt-schools-in-balochistan/


Reforms in Education System

Education sector of Pakistan has taken the shape of a huge business mafia. There are above 100 higher educational institutes. But unfortunately, the curriculum and teaching methodologies show a great degree of heterogeneity.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-03-2016/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=07_10.gif


Regional Press:



Higher Education Commission cancels selection board of Yousaf Raza Gillani Scholarship

District Multan: The Students of Zikaria University Multan forwarded an application to Higher Education Commission (HEC) stating that the university management distributing scholarships to students who financially well off and do not deserve the scholarships based on merit. Taking notice of the problem,  HEC has cancelled the selection board and has ordered an inquiry to be completed within three days.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-03/page-08 


Higher authorities should take notice of poor results of 9th & 10th Class

District Khanewal: Social and political groups have requested the DCO and EDO Education to take notice of the poor results of the Government Boys High School Judah Pur in 9th and 10th class examination. Previously, this school was known in the area for its good results.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-02/page-03  


Allegation on Teacher for corruption   

District Rahim Yar Khan: A local resident has forwarded an application to Deputy Education Officer Khanpur that teachers of Government Primary School Basti Mousa Kanjo are involved in corrupt activities. The resident complained that several school facilities exist only in name and are not physically present at the school. .

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.05     

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.14 


Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal restricted to take oath on Stamp paper to get Educational Scholarship

District Rahim Yar Khan: Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal has forwarded instructions to all district governments that they should take oath on the stamp papers instead of ordinary paper from the applicants applying for the educational scholarship so that fake applications can be identified and processed accordingly. Officers of District Education Department have started working in accordance with these instructions.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.08   


Admissions for Government Medical and Dental Colleges

District Multan: The University of Health Sciences Lahore has announced that the admission form for Government Medical and Dental Colleges will be available from 3rd October 2016. Students with more than 82% marks will be eligible to submit these forms.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-02/page-08               


Government Boys School Ground becomes a pasture for animals

District Bahawalpur: The local residents of the area have requested Chief Minister Punjab and Federal Minister of Education to take notice of the heaps of garbage, odor and lack of cleanliness in the ground of Government Boys School, due to the transformation of the ground into a pasture for animal. Studying in these conditions is a struggle for all students in the school.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-02/page-11 


Agitation of students against delay in result of B.Sc and M.Sc

District Multan: The students of Emerson College have requested authorities of Higher Education Commission and Governor Punjab to take notice of the continuous delay in results of B.Sc and M.Sc.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-02/page-08


One teacher for 125 students at Government Primary School

District Rahim Yar Khan: Parents of students are in distress due to the lack of proper security arrangements and availability of only one teacher for 125 students at the Govt. Primary School Sultanabad. Parents and local social organizations have requested that higher authorities take notice of this alarming situation.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.09       


Demand for up gradation of Government Primary School

District Rahim Yar Khan: The local residents requested that the education authorities that Government Primary School of the Basti Akram Khan Gabool be upgraded as soon as possible. They also highlighted the fact that the land allocated for school buildings has transferred in the name of the school but still no action has been taken to begin the up gradation process.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.06


Appointment of more than 2000 teachers in Primary Schools

Dera Ghazi Khan: In line with instructions of Chief Minister Punjab, the government has approved the new teacher’s appointment policy. District Coordination Officer Dera Ghazi Khan shared that more than 2000 teachers will be appointed in Government Primary Schools, after the candidates have passed the NTS Test.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.08



PEF partners school force students to lie during monitoring visit

District Rajanpur: Parents have protested stating that PEF Partners schools management forced students to lie during monitoring visits of the team, saying that their names will be struck off from schools. The parents have demanded from the Chairman Punjab Education Foundation to take notice of this situation. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-01/page-02              


Students upset over missing faculty in College

District Rajanpur: Parents have demanded from the Chief Minister, Higher Education Commission and dignitaries Officials of Education Department that they recruit an MA Islamiyat and Philosophy Professors to fill vacant posts at Post Graduate Collage Rajan Pur. The unavailability of subject teachers is affecting education and admissions.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-01/page-02

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.07


Middle School without boundary wall

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Residents of Bait Ladha stated that Government Boys Middle School Bait Ladha has no boundary wall, putting the students at a security risk. They appealed to the local MNA Mr. Amjid Farooq Khosa and relevant authorities that they take notice and ensure security of students.

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


Lack of basic facilities in Girls Schools of Jhugi Wala

District Muzafargrah: Residents of Jhugi Wala have stated that most Girls Schools of Jhugi Wala are suffering from a lack of basic facilities such as a boundary wall, wash rooms and electricity. They appealed to the District Coordination Office Muzafargarh to take notice and ensure provision of basic faccilities.

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.09


Lack of Primary and Middle Schoosl for girls in Shadan Ludan

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Local and civil community has appealed to the District Coordination Officer Dera Ghazi Khan and Commissioner Dera Ghazi Khan to notice the Bag Chowk Dari Dholy Wali population nearly about 10000 houses and the female children’s’ deprivation from education facilities,  due to unavailability of Primary and Middle Girls School. Many applications have been submitted to Education Department to highlight the issue but to no avail.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.02


Corporal punishment for student

District Mirpurkhas: A Six Class Student was physically punished by his teacher at the Government High School Phuledino. No case has been registered against the culprit yet.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130438255&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161001


JSQM protests against closure of Girls School

District Sijawal: Members of Jeay Sindh Quomi Mahaz held a protest rally against the closure of Government Girls Middle School Banoon, declaring that the school has been dysfunctional for the past ten years.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130438314&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161001


Protest against unavailability of teacher at local school

District Badin: Residents of village Dewano Faqeer have protested against unavailability of teachers at the local school. About 53 Students are enrolled in the School, but no teachers are available for them.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130438320&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161001






Girls School left unattended

Karachi: The Government Girls Lower Secondary School Jaan Muhammad Ahmdani is continuously being ignored by higher authorities; no teachers are available at the school, leaving the future of more than 150 girls at stake. Higher authorities have been informed about the school closure, but no action has been taken to restore it.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130438803&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161003


Primary School ruined due to carelessness of education management

District Jamshoro: The Grand Primary School of Jamshoro has been ruined due to carelessness of higher authorities. It consists of 22 classrooms, but 17 are in a dilapidated state. In line with this problem, more than 800 students have been forcefully adjusted in the remaining five classes. Shortage of basic facilities is another serious problem at the school.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130438901&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161003


Protest against absence of Teachers in School

District Qamber Shahdadkot: The residents of village Gulsher Chandio held a protest against absence of teachers in Primary School.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130438952&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161003


Girls Primary School building in dilapidated state

Hyderabad: The Building of Government Girls Primary School Meer Colony Tando Jaam has reached a crumbling state, and yet no notice has been taken to ensure its repair.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130438916&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161003


Boys High School faces shortage of basic facilities

District Khairpur Mirs: The Government Boys High School Mehrabpur was established by Sindh Government of Sindh in 1966 and was up graded in 1992 to Higher Secondary School level.  However, at present more than 800 students are facing a shortage of basic facilities (including safe drinking water). Free books provided by the provincial government are lying unused in the school storage and there is no bathroom facility present at the school.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-10-03/news/page3/1%20(40).htm


Two Primary Schools under shortage of basic facilities

District Matiyari: The Government Primary School Haji Muhammad Yousif Kheskheli and yaar Muhammad Khushik are facing a shortage of basic facilities; students have to sit in the open for all schooling activities.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-10-03/news/page3/1%20(50).htm


Illegal appointments in Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University

Karachi: The management of Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University has appointed 32 employees on illegal basis from grade one to sixteen. The Vice Chancellor of the University has shown his powerlessness in reversing these appointments.

Complete Story: http://ummat.net/2016/10/03/news.php?p=d-52.gif


Bifurcation of Education department into two divisions

Karachi: Education Emergency in Sindh Province has still not been implemented; even the notification of restoration of powers of the Chief Minister to Education Minister has not been issued. Whereas, the summary of planning of division of Education department into two parts has been sent to the Chief Minister. Following the summary, public-private partnership plans; Sindh Education Foundation; RSU along with School Monitoring will be handed over to School Education division, while STEVTA, HEC, Sindhi Adbi Board and Sindh Technical Board will function under Technical Education division.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/images/2016/Oct/03-10-2016/Page1/P1-28.htm


Disappointing state of Government Schools, lower number of admissions

Karachi: The condition of Higher Secondary Schools in the province has reached a disappointing level. According to the central admission policy, 1457 admissions are observed in 27 Government Higher Secondary Schools, instead of 10000. In line with the lack of facilities at these schools, the ratio of admission is getting lower in the said schools.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-03-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=187942


Primary School building not repaired for years

District Thurparker: The building of Government Boys Primary School Ghazi Khan Samo is on the verge of collapse, due a lack of repair. The school is also facing a shortage of other basic facilities.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130438599&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161002


Protest continued against closure of School

District Larkana: Mr. Roshan Ali Jamali have continued their protest strike against closure of Government Primary School Shah Baig Jamali, declaring that no responsible authority has visited the area to inquire into the matter.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130438648&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161002


Hundreds of School of Chachro and Dahili left dysfunctional

District Thurparker: Despite the Education Emergency in Sindh, more than 500 Schools of Taluka Chachro and Dahili are in a dysfunctional state. Most school buildings are occupied by influential individuals, turning them into storage houses for their businesses.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130438752&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20161002


JSQM members protest against closure of Girls School

District Sijawal: The members of Jeay Sindh Quomi Mahaz held a protest rally against the closure of Government Girls Middle School Banoon, declaring that the school has been dysfunctional for the past ten years.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-10-02/news/page3/1%20(46).htm






Teacher’s absenteeism is unbearable: Gul Shah Mandokhel

District Zoab: The Deputy District Officer Education Sherani Mr. Gul Shah Mandokhel, while speaking at education office has said that teacher’s absenteeism will not be tolerated anymore. Absent teachers will be punished according to law. He said the nation must struggle collectively to ensure that every child recives an education.

Complete story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p6/story.php?param=astad.jpg


Union council “Barakwal” Primary school closed since the last two years

District Zoab: Jameat Nazriyati councilor Mr. Malik Shanqo & Mr. Abdullah along with others said union council “Barakwal” Primary school has been closed since the last years, and despite the closure, teachers continue to get their salaries at home. Area residents have informed the education department regarding the situation, but no one paying attention to these issues..

Complete story: Daily Bakhabar Quetta, Page No: 03


Notice should be taken of dilapidation of Engineering department in Polytechnic College

District Quetta: The Central President PSF Aazad Mr. Zubair Shah Agha along with others while addressing to Pollytechnic college unit meeting that notice should be taken of dilapidation of the Engineering department at the Polytechnic college. He said that nepotism, favoritism and merit violation are all destroying the repurtation of the college. He demanded that CM Baluchistan, Secretary Education, Director Colleges and concerned officials take notice of the irregularities at the college.

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 06


“Qilli Baloch Khanzai Baleena” school is closed from previous 20 years: Abdul Barri Lehri

District Sorab: Mr. Adbul Bari Lehri & Mr. Abdul Ahad Lehri said in press club Sorab that the local  primary school has been closed since the last twenty years in Qilli Baloch Khanzai. Area residents have informed authroties various times they have merely conducted visited & not taken any practical  steps to reopen the school. They said Qilli Saeedabad school building construction is still incomplete; local childrens’ future is at risk and parents are being forced to send children to private schools, which is jeopodizing their financial survival.

Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No: 03


Education neglected radically in provincial budget: Naimat Sarwari

District Quetta: Hazzarah Student Federation senior Central Vice President Mr. Naimat Sarwari along with others made a joint statement that education is being neglected radically in the provincial budget.

Complete story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No: 08


Female teachers should ensure attendance in schools: DDO Female

Tambo: The DDEO Female Ms: Khanzadi Baloch has said that education regardless of one’s gender is compulsory. She emphasized that female teachers ensure attendance in schools. She visited schools and distributed free text-books among students and stated that teachers should play their role in the betterment of students’ future.

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


Panjgoor teachers should ensure attendance in schools: Dad Jan Baloch

District Panjgoor: The Education officer Panjgoor Mr. Dad Jan Baloch, along with Deputy Education officer Mr. Riaz Saeed, has said that that teachers should ensure attendance in schools; otherwise, legal action will be taken against them. They made this statement after visiting several local schools. The also instructed teachers to be punctual and avoid absenteeism.

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 06


Educational development limited to claims: Haji Nasar-ul-Din kakar

District Quetta: The Member of Ulma-e-Islam provincial consultative council Mr. Haji Nasar-ul-Din kakar along with others has said that curent rulers have deteriorated the education system in Baluchistan, with their hallow slogans and lack of practical work. He said that the the secret to development is hidden in the eudcation sector. No nation can excel without education.

Complete story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No: 02


Government Degree College has been destroyed due to corruption: BSO

District Quetta: BSO party officials made a joint statement that the educational environment has been destroyed at Degree College Quetta with a planned strategy. Baloch studetns have been diverted from education to other issues. Expensive fees, strict rules for admissions & hostel accomodations are excuses to keep Baluchistan deprived of education. Degree College Quetta principal is molesting students and charging extra fees. BSO has demanded that corruption be eradicated & corrupt officials  from educational institutions of Baluchistan.

Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No: 03


Teacher’s negligence in duty will not be tolerated: Abdullah Khan

District Quetta: The Secretary Colleges Higher and Technical Education Mr. Abdullah Jan, along with other officials, recently visited different schools and monitored the performance of teachers and ongoing construction work. He said that teachers’ negligence in duty will not be tolerated at any cost. Teachers should focus on making the future of students better and prosperous. He added that absent teachers will have to face departmental action.

Complete story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No: 06



Potable water should be provided in educational insitutions: William Barkaat

District Quetta: Pashtoon Khuwa Map MPA Mr. William Barkat inaugurated a tubewell at the local Government Girls High School and shared his views that potable water must be provided in the educational insitutions of Baluchistan. 2300 students are deprived of potable water in the area but the issue has been resolved now. Secretary Public Health Engineering Government of Baluchistan was also present at the inauguration ceremony.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-01-2016/Quetta/page3.asp


Panjgoor Educational institutions facing destruction due to interference: Ashraf Sagar

District Panjgoor: The General Secretary Muslim League District  Mr. Muhammad Ashraf Sagar said that Panjgoor Educational institutions are facing destruction due to political interference. Junior teachers have been appointed at the Headmistress vacancy which is a violation of the merit of senior staff. Corruption has become common in educational institutions while the ruling party continues to deny it. He demanded that authorities take notice of the stated violation.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-01-2016/Quetta/page7.asp


Middle school Oba Lakhra building dilapidated: Muhammad Yamen Lasi

Lakhra: Middle school Oba Lakhra building has become dilapidated; cement chunks are falling from the ceiling. Jameat Tulba-e-Islam Lakhra unit President Mr. Muhammad Yamen Lasi shared his views regarding dilapidation of the school building. He said that the plaster chunks in question can be harmful for students. Teachers and students are worried due to such conditions. He demanded that Government higher officials construct a new building for the school.

Complete story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p2/story.php?param=medil.jpg


Zoab Sherani Girls & Boys College should be upgraded to post graduate level

District Zoab: The Provincial leader Awami National Party Mr. Malik Sheikh Zamraq has said that district Zoab and Sherani are educationally deprived despite having a huge population. He said that students have to go other provinces to acquire higher education. He said that Boys & Girls colleges of these districts should be upgraded to post graduate level. Education department and CM Baluchistan should make efforts to upgrade colleges.

Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No: 03


Demand to recruit teachers for vacant positions in Qalat

District Qalat: Around 40 vacant positions are vacant in Qalat city High school. Students are facing problems since no effort has been made to fill these psoitions. Central President Baluchistan Science Teachers Association Mr. Ali Ahmed Mengal along with other members demanded that the  Government fill these vacancies as soon as possible.

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 08




Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


No Science block in Swabi Government College

Swabi: Science block has been closed in Swabi Government College resulting in a dark and bleak future of local students. Education Department has decided to close primary schools with few students due to which the students studying in these schools will now have to go 4 km away to other primary schools on foot.

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

Complete Story:  Khabrain, Peshawar,Page No.2


Scholarship Distribution ceremony for needy and deserving students of Islamia College Peshawar

Peshawar: A Scholarship Distribution ceremony was held for the needy and deserving students of Islamia College Peshawar. The Vice Chancellor Habib Ahmad Khan was the chief guest and the whole ceremony was supervised by Aftab Ahmad. He encouraged the efforts of Diya Pakistan and thanked the organzaition.42 students were awarded with scholarships at the event.

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


11 vacant posts of subject specialists in Government Girls Higher Secondary School Topi

Swabi: The Unity President All neighborhood Council Syed Zahir Ali Shah has shown his concern for the only Government Girls Higher Secondary School Topi, where 11 posts of subject specialists are vacant and the school is running without a Principal and Vice Principal. Moreover, there are no Subject specialist posts of Grade 18, while the whole school has only 2 Subject specialists.

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


There is no guard in Peshawar Ghari Chandan Schools

Peshawar: The absence of a guard in the Peshawar Ghari Chandan Schools of both boys and girls places a question mark at the adequacy of security arrangements for local schools. The Nazim UC 83  Zakir-ul-lah has informed the education department that if any unpleasant incident occurs in these schools then only education department will be held responsible.

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No reconstruction of Government Girls Primary School

Takhtbhai: The Chair person Nasira has said that after the destruction of Government Girls Primary School the government has not taken any steps to rebuild the classrooms, which is affecting the future of students.

Complete Story:  Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar,Page No.3



Professor Ibrahim Khan visits Darr-ul-alum Islamia Public School

Bannu: The ex-senator Jamat-e-Islami Pakistan Professor Ibrahim Khan recently visited the Darr-ul-alum Islamia Public School. He discussed school issues with teachers and students and promised their resolution. He said that both religious and science education would be provided in the school .He also discussed school progress with the relevant authorities. He said that there is so much talent in Bannu, all these individuals require to succeed is the correct guidance.

Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar Page No.3


Girls deprived of admissions in local Degree College Pabbi, Parents record a protest

Pabbi: The administration and admission committee has deprived girls of admission in the third year arts group in the well-known Girls Degree College of Pabbi against which parents have performed a protest. Parents said that the administration and admission committee are not granting admissions to girls and are behaving rudely with them. They further said that they have complained to the Education minister Mushtaq Ghani against the corruption and fraud of admission committee.

Complete Story:  Daily Akhbar e Khyber ,Page no.3


Sultan Arif demanded to build Muazzam Shaheed School boundary wall on immediate basis

Swabi: Muslim League (N) leader Sultan Arif has demanded that the Muazzam Shaheed Government High School’s boundary wall be constructed as soon as possible. He said that the school is not safe without the wall due to which students remain fearful throughout their time at the school.

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


Education boards full of corruption

Mardan: Jamate Islami Ameer Mushtaq Ahmad said that people’s issues can be resolved via a board that supports the education system, and promotes ideological and conceptual education in accordance with modern times. He said that we will always oppose the status quo, which is plagued with corruption .He also added that British course content should not be followed; and that the regularity authority bill will never be allowed to pass in the assembly

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar,Page No.5


Government claims of education emergency proved baseless

Basham: Government claims of education emergency in education departments have proved baseless and false. At the Education Department Batagram, Grade 16 and 17 posts have been vacant for the last four years. In addition, female teachers are facing numerous problems while the provincial government and Education Department Batagram continue to ignore filling these vacancies.

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

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar Page No.3


Student faints due to teacher’s torture

Peshawar: An ill-mannered government teacher has been revealed to have tortured a student at Government Higher Secondary School Begum Shahabuddin, without any substantial reason due to which the student lost her consciousness.

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


Government must encourage private institutes

Peshawar: Islami Education system has demanded reverting back the decision of fifth grade examination through board, asking that Islamic stuff be included in the syllabus once more.

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GGHS Jalala students’ future at risk

SherGarh: Future of Government Girls Higher Secondary School Jalala is at risk, due to the lack of staff at the school. There are 982 girl students and only 14 teachers are available to teach them all. 

Complete Story:  Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.2


Students protest against non-availability of biology teacher

Swat: There is no biology teacher in Higher Secondary School Haji Baba, due to which students have protested in front of the local press club. They stated that the Biology teaching position has not been filled at their school for a number of months

Complete Story:  Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.3

Complete Story:  Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.3


Private school owners reject new examination system

Mardan: The district chapter of Private Educational Institutions Association rejected the proposed board examinations for 5th grade students, saying that government is giving no importance to the views of the stakeholders in this regard. Islami Education system, under the private school principal convention meeting said that the government is trying to westernize our syllabus something that will not be tolerated.

Complete story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar,Page No.5

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No Science lecturers in Degree College Gandaf, millions of students’ future has become bleak

Swabi: The science block has been closed at Degree College Gandaf, resulting in a dark and bleak future for students. The posts of Science lecturers have been vacant for the last 2 years. Complete Story:  Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar,Page No.2

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

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