26,500 schools lack basic facilities
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Education Emergency could not bring any significant improvement as 26,500 schools across the province still lack basic facilities of electricity, drinking water, boundary walls and lavatories. According to official data of provincial education department, currently around 10,000 government schools do not have electricity, 7,500 are without drinking water, 5,000 lack boundary walls and 4,000 have no washroom.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-20/page-4/detail-6
KP to establish model schools in FATA: Mehtab
Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan said Monday that governor’s model schools were being set up in all agencies of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) to provide quality education to the youth of tribal area.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-20/page-5/detail-7
UET VC advises freshmen against slacking
At a rousing welcome for fall session students, University of Engineering Technology (UET), Peshawar vice chancellor warned them of falling behind in the demanding semester system. At least 500 students participated in the event on Monday. UET is the first public sector university to take on the semester system, which has been running successfully thus far.
Funds demanded for Pashto Academy
The city’s literati have demanded an increase in funds for the Pastho Academy and Pashto Adabi Board. This was said at a tribute held by Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) to honour the literary services of legendary poet Ikramullah Gran on Monday at the PAL office. Prominent literati, including Pashtu Academy University of Peshawar Director Abasin Yousufzai, Dr Nasrulllah Wazir and K-P Provincial Inspection Team Chairman Syed Akhtar Ali Shah were chief guests at the event.
No development without technical training
Provincial Minister for Labor and Manpower visited Technical Training Institute for Women. On the occasion, the Minister said that the current century revolves around science and technology and that development cannot be achieved without effectively imparting technical education.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-20-2015/quetta/page8.asp
Corruption in Balochistan University
President Pashtoon SF (Independent), Syed Zubair Shah Agha, complained about the corruption in Balochistan University and demanded the government to take notice of the matter at hand.
Lack of educational institutions
It has been stated by Hazara Democratic Party that the lack of educational institutions in remote areas of Quetta is one of the reasons responsible for the lack of development in these areas.
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Uighur families in G-B sans education funds
The education fund provided by China for Uighur families in Gilgit-Baltistan has not been distributed to the rightful beneficiaries for five months, raising some suspicion. According to insiders, the Chinese government provided Rs4.5million in 2015 to the G-B Chinese Overseas Association (G-BCOA).
UK professor highlights environmental issues in Third World countries
An academic talk was organised at The Millennium University College at E-11/4 campus in Islamabad on Monday to educate students on the phenomenon of greenwashing. Students from various academic disciplines took part in the one-hour presentation delivered by Dr Bowen, Deputy Head of School and Professor of Innovation Studies at the Queen Mary University, followed by a twenty-minute question-answer session.
AIOU exams from Nov. 2
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will hold final examinations of SSC, FA, BA and BS Computer Science Programmes for Spring semester from November 2.
Debate contest held at Anglo Arabic School
A bilingual debate contest was organised by Anglo Arabic Higher Secondary School which was aimed at inculcating a sense of responsibility in students besides giving them confidence to lead a successful life, says a press release.
Seminar educates media students about best practices in field
A daylong international seminar on Communication for Development organised in collaboration with United Nation Information Centre (UNIC) was held at Bahria University on Monday. The objective of the seminar was to share best practices in the field of media and development and to provide mass communication students with inspirational guidance for their professional growth.
NUML organises conference to highlight social sciences importance
The National University of Modern Languages (NUML) held a two-day international conference on ‘Social Sciences and Humanities’, highlighting the importance of social sciences on Monday. Higher Education Commission (HEC) Executive Director Raza Bhatti was the chief guest of the event, while large number of people including scholars and representatives of the HEC were also present on the occasion.
COMSATS inaugurates Japan Corner at its central library
A newly built Japan Corner sponsored by the Nippon Foundation and the Embassy of Japan in Pakistan was inaugurated on Monday at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), central library. Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan Hiroshi Inomata together with the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Rector Dr S M Junaid Zaidi inaugurated the Japan Corner at the central library of the CIIT.
Indigenous training starts at IIUI
A three-day comprehensive training programme titled ‘Indigenous On-Campus Training’ under phase-II of the Modern University Governance Programme would commence at the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI)’s Institute of Professional Development (IPD). The opening ceremony for the first batch would take place on Tuesday (today) at IIUI Faisal Mosque campus.
AIOU will launch new programmes for in-service doctors, engineers
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will launch two new degrees in public nutrition and sustainable environmental design from autumn, 2016 semester to facilitate the in-service doctors and engineers for upgrading their professional skills. Addressing an academic workshop on Community Health and Nutrition held at the university’s main campus, Vice Chancellor Dr Shahid Siddiqui announced to facilitate doctors and engineers.
Under the open sky
Students have to study under the open sky due to the lack of facilities in Government Girls and Boys Primary School Sulchriyaan.
Govt. asked to include lessons on constitution in curricula
Speakers at a conference on Monday urged the government to include lessons on the country’s constitution in the curricula at public education institutes. They also suggested that extra-curricular activities be promoted in schools and colleges to introduce students to the virtues of democratic governance.
CDGL makes use of IT to bridge gap between parents, teachers
City District Government Lahore (CDGL) has launched a pilot project of keeping record of students on IT basis and informing parents through SMS services about attendance of children twice in a day. According to details shared by district administration, the IT chart of each student has also been prepared which will reflect student's educational history, leave history, medical history and other information.
Aitchison wins debate contest
LAHORE: Aitchison School on Monday won the under-19 debate championship organized by the Debating Society of Pakistan in association with the Salamat Girls -- a subsidiary of the Salamat school system.
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Good news for deserving students
Professional students have established a welfare organisation with the name “Iqra the vision” to assist the poor and deserving students in the provincial metropolis. Describing objectives of Irqa the vision, Co-Director Dr Nouman Rafiq Rajput said that the oganisation would extend help to deserving students for acquisition of education.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-10-20/page-14/detail-10
Director Special Education said that the government is striving for educating the blind.
Planning for high enrolment
An enrolment campaign to get 2 lac 90 thousand children enrolled in the public schools of the province’s capital city has been devised by Punjab Education Department.
Teachers yet to receive remuneration
Teachers are yet to receive remuneration for their duties during admission exams of grade 5 and 8. They have denied performing duty during exams this year.
Errors in text books
Textual errors in the text books of grade 1 - grade 5 of Punjab Text Book Board are creating troubles for students and are adversely affecting learning outcomes.
TEVTA will train 6,000 people in Chinese language
Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Chairperson Irfan Qaiser Sheikh on Monday announced that TEVTA will train 6,000 people in Chinese language course during one year. He was addressing a meeting to review the progress for launching Chinese Language course. TEVTA Chief Operating Officer Jawad Ahmed Qureshi, Abdul Qayyum, Azhar Iqbal Shad, Akhtar Abbas Bharwana, Usman Ali, Sarfraz Anwar and other officers were also present on this occasion.
GCU holds seminar : Childbearing, breastfeeding reduce risk of breast cancer
Active lifestyle and ideal weight to height ratio through regular exercise and balanced diet reduce the risk of cancer, said experts while addressing an awareness seminar on Prevention against Breast Cancer at the Government College University Lahore. The seminar was jointly organised by GCU's Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) and Shuakat Khanum Memorial Hospital and Research Centre.
Rs71m distributed among hospitals, vocational schools
An event was held at the Government Vocational Training Institute, People’s Colony, on Monday where Zakat Fund cheques for Rs71.673 million were distributed among 28 public hospitals and vocational training institutes in Faisalabad Division.
Fake degrees by FUUAST
Federal Urdu University Karachi has issued 186 fake degrees. This finding was brought to light by an investigation committee formed by the Vice Chancellor. The committee has put forth suggestions for conducting in-depth inquiry into the matter.
Corruption by Inter Board Karachi
Chairman Inter Board Karachi has provided records of irregularities by different officials to the Department of Anticorruption. He has also instructed the administration of DAO University and NED University to submit records of students with manipulated mark sheets issued by the board.
Local land mafia occupied the land of Government College Badayuni, Banaras Chowk Karachi and set the college building ablaze. The Chief Minister Sindh has by far taken no action against the culprits.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-10-20/page-2
Former Commissioner Karachi stated that the duality of the present education system was responsible for the overall deterioration of education in Pakistan.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-10-20/page-2
Parents should prefer government schools
In a meeting of head masters with the Head of Psychiatry Hospital and Head of Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Urdu, the participants said that SC’s decision of the implementation of Urdu language should be extended everywhere unanimously. They expressed the need for equality in education and an overbearing preference for public schools.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-10-20/page-3
Secretary for Social Welfare Sindh attended an event organized by Pakistan Association for Blind on World White Cane Safety Day. On the occasion, the Secretary was briefed by Sindhi Language Authority about the strategies devised by the authority that will help promote and deliver education for the blind.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-10-20/page-3
Protest against unmeritorious posts
Non-academic staff of Karachi University protested against unmeritorious recruitments by the university’s administration.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-10-20/page-3
Syndicate Karachi University approved recruitments of 46 teachers despite the ban placed on new recruitments.
Quality education to nurses
President Pakistan Nursing Council expressed her desire to provide quality education to nurses and midwives in order to enable them to lead an economically stable life.
Maher medical college dispute resolved
The disputes between Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, and Mehar Medical College have been resolved. According to the resolution, it has been consensually decided that all admissions by the medical college will be undertaken according to the PMDC rules and regulations.
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Secretary Education acclaimed for good performance
Government Teachers Association Kamboh, Shahdad Kot commended Secretary Education Sindh on account of his effective measures taken for restoration of closed schools in internal Sindh as well as steps taken against ghost teachers.
Schools’ construction incomplete
People of UC Ronjho, Tehsil Khapro, said that the construction of government primary schools in the UC stands incomplete despite the release of a grant worth 1.6 million by the World Bank.
CCTV cams in examination halls
Vice Chancellor of Shaheed Benazir University said that CCTV cameras will be installed in examination halls for the monitoring of degree exams conducted by affiliated colleges of 4 districts of Sindh.
NAB takes records from Education Dept. Benazir Abad into possession
National Accountability Bureau raided on the Education Department of Shaheed Benazir Abad on account of suspected corruption in the department and took all records of the department into possession for the purpose of investigation.
FUU launches new website
The quality enhancement cell at Federal Urdu University launched the university’s new website (www.qec.org.pk).
KU syndicate approves hiring of 40 teachers despite opposition
KARACHI: The Karachi University (KU) syndicate on Monday approved the selection of some 40 candidates for teaching posts, ignoring criticism from some members that some of the appointments were against the rules and a violation of a government notification, sources said.
KU to write to Pakistani HCs for return of ‘missing’ PhD scholars
University of Karachi has decided to forwarded letters to the Pakistani high commissions in various countries to trace and send back those people who went abroad to pursue PhD degrees and never returned. The decision to this effect was taken by a session of KU Syndicate held on Monday which was presided by the Vice Chancellor KU Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qaiser in which the minutes of the Syndicate Session held on May 9, 2015 were authenticated while the report on the implementation on the resolutions were approved.
The cornerstones by Muhammad Hamid Zaman
Education Policy: Cheating is a cornerstone of our education policy. Like falconry, it is an old and mature tradition. One of the key goals of education is creativity and innovation, and we are world leaders when it comes to cheating. Just look at Axact. It is also a great source of revenue through bribes, which help the poor and the needy.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/975656/the-cornerstones/
Roshan Pakistan through Education by Farooq Ahmed
All citizens of the state need to raise their voice and pressurize the government for the provision of free education to all children as per the constitutional stipulation of Article 25-A.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-10-20/page-15
Letters to the Editor
An appeal to educational institutions
The Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (IVS) became the first major educational institution in Karachi to declare itself a ‘weapon-free zone’. No one, regardless of his or her rank or designation, is permitted to enter the institute with weapons of any kind. Even the security guards do not carry weapons.
Education is mandatory
Education provides a child with never ending benefits. It does not just give you knowledge, but also makes you a better person. But talking about a lack of educational resources in Pakistan, we will eventually have to give up.
Carrying over-sized schoolbags is a common sight in most societies in South Asia. One state of the Indian union, Maharashtra, has passed a resolution saying that no child should carry a very heavy schoolbag.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1214335/over-sized-schoolbags
The laptop scheme is a positive step. I got one in BS (Hons) from the Punjab chief minister. It helps me a lot in my studies.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1214334/laptop-scheme
I AND my batch mates of Mechanical Engineering graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, in March. After that, we applied for the Pakistan Engineering Council registration.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1214333/pec-registration
Demand to provide scholarships to deserving students
Peshawar: President Insaaf Students Federation Engineering University Hayatabad, Siraj Khan Safi said that one of the biggest concerns of students is fee hike and that mostly, due to the inability to pay increased fee, students are compelled to abandon their pursuit of education. He added that if the government seriously desired to promote education in the province, then scholarships should be awarded to deserving students.
Teachers demand transfer of AEO Khyber; otherwise protests be expanded
Peshawar: All Teachers Association Khyber Agency meeting was held in Baghe Naran Hayatabad headed by the Naseer Shah. The meeting consensually demanded from the Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the transfer of AEO Ateeq-ur-Rehman.On this occasion the Teachers said if their demands not fulfilled they will hold protest after the Muharram-ul-Harram & lock the all Khyber Agency educational Institutions. He said the AEO destroyed the education system of the Khyber Agency.
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Girls compelled to Due to non-availability of primary school girls’ students constraint to leave study: Amna Bibi
Kohat: Awaaz Tehseel Forum Member Ms. Amna Bibi urged the District Educational Department Female Officials and District Nazim Kohat for the establishment of primary school for girls in Garhi Manwaz Khan, Qureshiabad, and regions adjacent to the Old Maal Mandi. She highlighted the absence of primary schools for girls these regions.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 04
Students’ future at stake in Government Girls Degree College Rustam
Swabi: Due to delays in the construction work of the college building, the students of Government Girls Degree College are compelled to study under the open sky.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 03
Primary school without boundary wall
D.I.Khan: Madni Town Government Primary School for Boys does not have a boundary wall. While the issue has been repeatedly brought to the attention of concerned authorities, no steps for the resolution of issue have been taken.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 05
Primary teachers show up at school just to get their salaries: Himayatullah Mayaar
Mardan: District Mardan Nazim-e-alla Himayatullah Mayaar and JUI District Ameer Moulana Muhammad Qasim said the state of primary education in the country is deteriorating by the day. The root cause of such deterioration is that 95% of the teachers come to school merely to receive their salaries.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 08
KP higher secondary schools deprived of basic facilities
Peshawar: A vast majority of the district’s higher secondary schools are deprived of basic facilities. According to the sources of the education department, 23 higher secondary schools do not have boundary walls, 34 schools do not have drinking water facility; 16 schools are deprived of the facility of electricity while 6 schools of the province do not have the facility of latrine.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 03
Schools should be constructed in different areas of Quetta: Abdul Wahid
District Quetta: All Government schools of union council Baracha are closed. The Provincial Ombudsman should take notice of the criminal negligence. Primary School Qilli Haji Bilal Hassni, Primary School Baracha Karyaz and other schools in the area are closed due to delays in construction.
Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-10-20/page-3
Female teachers absent for last 5 months
District Turbat: Ex-President BNP Mengal Tump Mr. Muhammad Khan expressed concerns over Government Girls High School Tump where female teachers had not been performing their duties for the last 5 months and had appointed matric-pass female students to perform their duties instead.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html
Position holders ignored in merit list of Education Department Kharan
District Kharan: EDO Kharan has violated orders of CM Balochistan and Secretary Education Balochistan. Position holders in the test conducted by NTS have been excluded from the merit lists. Officials of the department are bestowing their near and dear through manipulation of merit lists and obfuscation of the available number of vacancies.
Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar, Quetta, Page No: 02
Protest against irregularities of Education Department Noshki
District Noshki: BSO & BNP protested against procedural irregularities and political interference of Provincial Government in Education Department Noshki. BNP District President Mr. Nazir Baloch and BSO Organizer Mr. Attique Baloch said meritorious candidates have been excluded while appointments have been made based on political patronage and nepotism.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_3.html
Educational Institutions have become a police state: Javeed Baloch
District Lasbela: Central organizer of Baloch Student Organization Mr. Jeveed Baloch said that the in the progressive era of the 21st century, the Baloch nation stood deprived of the basic right to education. He added that educational institutions in the province had transformed into police states.
Campaign will be launched against merit violation in Balochistan University: PSF
District Quetta: Pashtoon Student Federation and other student organizations will collectively launch a campaign against merit violation in Balochistan University. The university administration is harassing students by deployment of armed forces in the university and is arresting students without any valid reason. PSF has urged HEC to conduct audit of the university’s sources of funds and their utilization.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-20-2015/Quetta/page2.asp
Teachers should fulfill their duties with honesty: Deputy Commissioner Sherani
District Zoab: Deputy Commissioner Sherani Mr. Muhammad Azeem kakar, DDO Education Mr. Wazir Khan Nasir, UNICEF Coordinator Raziq Jan Kakar and other officials while inaugurating the installation of a hand pump in Primary School Perwaizan in collaboration with UNICEF, said that leniency will not be extended to anyone within the Education Department found indulged in malpractices. They added that teachers should fulfill their duties with honesty and sincerity.
Complete story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-10-20/page-2
NTS test will not be accepted: Nawaz Jattak
District Jafferabad: GTA President Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Jattak said the legitimate rights of teachers had been violated by the government and that the most recent NTS test results will not be accepted until teacher’s rights are not ensured. He added that 50% promotion and Hajj quota should be insured to the teachers. Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/ePaper/quetta/2015-10-20/page-2
Poor security arrangements in primary school
District Muzaffargarh: The Government Primary School Sayallaan has poor security arrangements which are a cause of threat to the lives of the students. Concerned parents have protested against the negligence of the authorities in this regard.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 11
Students protest against fee hike and poor marking standards
District Dera Ghazi Khan: Intermediate Students of Dera Ghazi Khan have protested against the increase in fees and poor marking standards in examinations by the Dera Board.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 13
Influential using school as cattle den
District Muzaffargarh: The land of Government Girls Primary School Sultanabad has been occupied by a local influential and is being used as a barn. The residents of the area have reported the incident to the concerned authorities time and again but no action has been taken.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 08
Computer teachers protest for salaries
District Sanghar: The computer teachers from Matli protested before the press club for the release of their salariesb. They have been teaching computer in government schools through private partnership but have not received their salaries.
Student health affected due to unhygienic conditions in 20 thousand schools of Sindh
Hyderabad: The health of students in more than 20000 schools of Sindh Province is jeopardized owing to poor hygienic conditions. On the contrary, in Punjab, 95% of the schools have satisfactory sanitation conditions. In Balochistan, about 9643 schools do not have satisfactory sanitation conditions and the number in KPK also falls close to the aforementioned figure.
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Education seminar in Jhudo
District Mirpur Khas: A seminar on education promotion was held by Kaimkhani community in Jhudo where Mr. Abdul Haq Khan Qaimkhani said that for the promotion of education in Sindh, parents and civil society have to collectively play their part.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-10-20/news/page2/1%20(2).htm
Approval of more than 40 appointments in Karachi University despite ban
Karachi: Despite the ban on recruitments, the Syndicate Karachi University has approved appointments of 40 teachers in the university.
Hyderabad is part of Sindh, university plan should be approved: Tahir Majeed
Hyderabad: Member Jamat-e-Islami, Mr. Hafiz Tahir Majeed said that Hyderabad is also part of Sindh and that a university should be established in the region. He added that if the concern of Sindh Education Minister over shortage of universities holds truth, then an initiative for the establishment of a university in Hyderabad should be taken.
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Shortage of basic facilities in schools and laboratories
District Qamber Shahadadkot: Most of the schools of Taluka Sijawal, Qamber, Qubo Saeed Khan, Qarah and Nasirabad are facing acute shortage of basic facilities due to shortage of budget and resources. Most of the schools have been closed due to unavailability of funds.
Students deprived of primary education due to closure of school
District Shikarpur: The Government Primary School village Ghulam Muhammad Brohi has been nonfunctional for the last eight years. The school’s Head Master along with its teachers is receiving salaries without attending to their duties. The villagers have demanded from higher authorities to take notice of the school and restore it.
SPLA demanded for investigation of corruption under Chairman Board
Karachi: The Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association have demanded for the investigation of corruption under the leadership of Chairman Education Board Karachi.
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