20th April 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Launching of Islamiyat website

Website of department of Islamiyat in Peshawar University has been launched.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103468162&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160420


Madrasas are the center of Promoting education of Quran and Sunnah

Molana Faiz Muhammad Samani said Deeni Madrasas are the castles of Islam and their aim is to build an Islamic society where rules of Islam will be followed.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103467767&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160420


No Progress without education

Awareness walk under the expedition ‘every student in school’ was organized in Govt. Primary School Khushali. SDO Abdul Samad said that education is very important for the progress of Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-04-20/page-2


Condition of hospitals and educational institutes will be improved

 President and district Nazim of ANP district Swabi announces provision of one crore rupee for the hospital of district Swabi, he further said that they will improve the condition of Schools and hospitals if funds and rights will transfer to provincial government.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Peshawar/2016-04-20/page-8/detail-19


Performance audit of AWKUM stayed further

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday extended the stay order restraining a private firm from conducting performance audit of the Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM) on the directives of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/113977-Performance-audit-of-AWKUM-stayed-further


Rashid Hussain Foundation acquires land for educational complex 

Awami National Party (ANP) leader Mian Iftikhar Hussain on Tuesday said Rashid Hussain Foundation Educational Complex would provide free of cost education to the children of martyrs.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/113981-Rashid-Hussain-Foundation-acquiresland-for-educational-complex


Darkness Dawns: Govt. schools lack electricity, rely on illegal connections

 At least 48% government schools are without electricity on the outskirts of Peshawar district. This was stated in a report issued by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Independent Monitoring Unit in March. According to the report, around 40% schools across the province do not have a power supply.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1087898/darkness-dawns-govt-schools-lack-electricity-rely-on-illegal-connections/ 


‘Better education facilities can help curb militancy’

Speakers at a function to kick start school enrollment campaign here on Tuesday noted that one of the main reasons behind the spread of militancy in the country, especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata, had been illiteracy.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1253219/better-education-facilities-can-help-curb-militancy


UNHCR rehabilitates 31 Primary Schools

The UN Refugee Agency and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government have enhanced school enrolment rate in the province by creating space for additional 5,000 children and improving learning conditions for over 10,000 children already attending schools through the United Nations’ Refugee Affected and Hosting Area (Raha) initiative, a statement by the UN body said.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1253222/unhcr-rehabilitates-31-primary-schools





Abolishment of illegal admission at Bolan University

Bolan University is trying to give admission on merit basis and will abolish illegal admission soon.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-20-2016/Quetta/page2.asp


Notice of corruption in Education Department

In a combined statement of Muhammad Asghar, Saifuddin, Provincial Deputy Fazlur-Rehman said that litigation of education emergency was lame. There is a need to take notice of the undergoing corruption in Education a department.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-20-2016/Quetta/page16.asp




Bhara Kahu’s First Govt. Girls College set for opening

The urban areas of Islamabad must have enough government colleges for their female population but ironically, there is no such facility in Bhara Kahu, the capital’s biggest rustic locality inhabited by around 0.3 million people. Currently, local girls keen on post-secondary education have two options — either they get themselves enrolled in colleges far from home or sit the examinations as private candidates.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/113986-Bhara-Kahus-first-govt-girls-college-set-for-opening


Children enrolment in schools to be verified

The education department on Tuesday formed seven committees to verify a labour department report to enrol 1,662 children in schools who were previously working at brick kilns. The education department on Tuesday formed seven committees to verify a labour department report.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1253196/children-enrolment-in-schools-to-be-verified


COMSATS highlights need for bio surveillance

The world needs bio-surveillance more than ever before in the face of new and emerging challenges in the form of epidemics, pandemics, bio-terrorism and bio-warfare’s, which may not only pose threat to health and economy of a country but also its national security. This was highlighted in an expert talk given by Dr. Habib Bokhari, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Department of Biosciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/20/comsats-talk-highlights-need-for-bio-surveillance/ 



BISP to enrol two million beneficiary children by Dec 2016: Marvi

Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has set the target to enroll two million children of beneficiaries in schools by the end of this year. This was stated by Minister of State and Chairperson BISP MNA Marvi Memon in a meeting with DFID delegation, development partner of BISP, headed by Country Head Ms Joanna Reid, said a press release here Tuesday. The other members of delegation included Louise Walker and Mazhar Siraj. Chairperson BISP was assisted by Secretary BISP Muhammad Sallem Ahmed Ranjha and the management.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/20/bisp-to-enroll-two-million-beneficiary-children-by-dec-2016-marvi/


Only 22 schools possess model facilities, 400 failed to impart quality education under FDE

There are only 22 schools out of 422 in the federal capital where the complete facilities for education are available which cater the entire Islamabad’s population of 2.5 million. Due to provision of the basic amenities, the parents have rushed towards these 22 Schools, where they put loads of recommendation letters by the high-ups of Ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD), Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) and even mayor and deputy mayors of capital territory.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/20-Apr-16/only-22-schools-possess-model-facilities-400-failed-to-impart-quality-education-under-fde


Enrolment target of 2 million children is an important goal

Chairperson Benazir Income Support Program Marvi Memon has expressed that the achievement of the enrolment target of 2 million children is an important goal. She expressed these views in a meeting with the country head DFID in BISP secretariat.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-20&edition=ISL&id=2312618_93085157


277 graduates get degrees at FU Convocation

The Convocation 2016 for the Foundation University was held at the University Auditorium here on Tuesday. Lieutenant General (r) Shafqaat Ahmed, the Chief Executive and Managing Director, Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited (FFC), was the chief guest while Major General (r) Khadim Hussain, Rector FUI and Brigadier (r) Dr Akhtar Nawaz Malik, Director FU Rawalpindi Campus were also present on the occasion.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/113985-277-graduates-get-degrees-at-FU-convocation




National Talent Hunt Program

Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd has started a national talent hunt program with rupees 19 trillion for the provision of free education to needy students in the Urban areas of Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-20-2016/Pindi/pic.asp?picname=02_09.gif


Government is working for promoting technical Education

Minister religious Affairs Sardar Yousaf said that government is taking steps for promoting technical education in the country.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103468924&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160420


Prisoners being brought into educational net

The vice chancellor of Allama Iqbal Open University has expressed at an event that the open university is making efforts to bring more and more prisoners into the educational net so that they become good citizens after their release.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-20&edition=ISL&id=2312622_79591938




Debate Competition at UET

A three day All Pakistan debate competition was held at the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore. Students from 50 different institutions participated in the competition. The event was organized at the silver jubilee of the Debatics Society of UET.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-20&edition=LHR&id=2312697_86366416


UIT registers with TEVTA and PBTE

Unique group of Institutions has registered itself with the TEVTA and the Punjab Board of Technical Education. The certificate was issued after the visit of the inspection team from TEVTA and PBTE.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-20&edition=LHR&id=2312663_94732495


Medals distributed among students by PBTE

Medals were distributed among the students who secured positions in the 2015 examinations by the Punjab Board of Technical Education. 40 students were given medals and cash prizes at the ceremony.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-20&edition=LHR&id=2312692_62136246



PU made progress during Dr. Mujahid’s tenure

The additional registrar of the Punjab University Dr. Kamran has expressed that the university made tremendous progress and improvements during the tenure of Dr. Mujahid as the vice chancellor. He expressed this in a press conference at the Lahore Press Club.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-20&edition=LHR&id=2312668_33825732


Public Universities’ Independence to be curbed

The education testing council of the Higher Education Commission would be an act of curbing the independence of the public sector universities. The majority of the vice chancellors is against the establishment of such a council.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-20&edition=LHR&id=2313643_38005644


Expedition of books distribution in partner schools

Today One Lakh seventy thousand books by Punjab Education Foundation will be distributed in 144 Partner Schools of Jhelum, Manchanabad, and Taunsa Sharif.

Complete Story:http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan4/20-Apr-2016/367551


Protest by students of King Edward Medical College

Students protested for not giving extra numbers in a paper which was not according to the syllabus. Committee was organized for solving the issue.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/regional/20-Apr-2016/367705



Punjab Education endowment fund

Punjab Education Endowment Fund is department established by Punjab Govt. purpose of this department is to give scholarship to deserving students so that they can continue their education.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-04-20/page-12/detail-11


LHC seeks reply from Government on petition for removal of Chairman HEC

A citizen has filed a petition against the appointment of chairman HEC Mukhtar Ahmed stating that it is against the merit. The Lahore High Court has asked the government to submit a reply in this regard.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-20&edition=LHR&id=2313648_97205616



Seminar on Women Protection Bill in Howard University

A seminar was organized in Howard university to develop awareness about the women protection bill. Senior member of the Special Monitoring Unit Law and Order Salman Sufi gave the briefing on the bill.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-20&edition=LHR&id=2313664_60162248


Free education to industrial employees’ Children at COMSATS to be broadened

The free education program for the children of the employees of the industrial sector at the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology has been decided to broaden. The decision has been made to extend the program from Lahore to other branches of COMSATS in Punjab.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-20&edition=LHR&id=2313667_40956491


Matric books rare in markets

The books for matric class have been gone out of stock in the markets. The students of private as well as government schools are in great difficulty in finding the books. The students are now waiting for the education process to start once the books are available.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-20&edition=LHR&id=2313790_55121542


Punjab college girls take a hiking tour to Margalla

The girls from the Punjab College Barakahu went on a hiking tour to the Margalla hills. College principal and other faculty members also accompanied the girls on the tour. The principal expressed that the college is providing opportunities for educational as well as recreational activities to the students.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-20&edition=ISL&id=2311828_95418128


CM orders inquiry on map issue

The Chief Minister has ordered an inquiry into the matter of different maps published in the books of class 5.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-04-20/page-12/detail-32


MoU signed to set up Lincoln corner at IT University

Information Technology University (ITU) and the US Embassy in Pakistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday that establishes a partnership between the university and the US Consulate General in Lahore to build Lincoln Corner on the university’s campus.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/113960-MoU-signed-to-set-up-Lincoln-Corner-at-IT-University



KEMU wins trophy in debating championship

The debating team of King Edward Medical University (KEMU) has won general trophy in 23rd all Pakistan Debating Championship arranged by Debating Society of University of Engineering and Technology Lahore. 

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/113961-KEMU-wins-trophy-in-debating-championship




Call to stop interim VC from taking policy decisions

Punjab University (PU) Syndicate members and teachers have appealed to Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Governor/Chancellor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana to stop interim Vice-Chancellor from continuing alleged illegal practices at the university. They were addressing a press conference at the Lahore Press Club on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/113963-Call-to-stop-interim-VC-from-taking-policy-decisions


Budget proposal: PA caucus seeks Rs321b for education

Members of the Caucus on Education Legislation and Financing (ELF) in the Provincial Assembly on Tuesday presented their proposals for the education budget for the upcoming fiscal year to the Finance and Schools Education ministers.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1087980/budget-proposal-pa-caucus-seeks-rs321b-for-education/


Failed student ‘Plays Suicide Prank’ on teachers

A fourth year MBBS student of the King Edward Medical University on Tuesday climbed up a water tank and threatened to commit suicide after failure in exam. Shakeel Ahmad was of the view that he failed due to tight marking and demanded that the administration passed him.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1253186/failed-student-plays-suicide-prank-on-teachers



Poster Competition

Provincial Minister for Higher Education Begum Zakia Shahnawaz has said that Chinese art and culture contests are being arranged so that in addition to benefiting from Chinese technology and research, Pakistani youngster could also develop understanding of Chinese cultural heritage and traditions. She was speaking at a posters competition on the topic of Pak-China friendship at Lawrence Garden. She said that cooperation between China and Pakistan in the fields of education, science, research and economy is commendable.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/20/poster-competition/


Shehbaz takes notice of wrong map in textbook

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday took notice of news published in a section of press regarding disparity in the maps of Pakistan published in the textbooks of Pakistan Studies and Urdu of 5th class. The Chief Minister sought a report from Secretary Education in this regard and ordered him to conduct investigation into the matter. Shehbaz Sharif directed that action should be taken against the persons responsible.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/20/shehbaz-takes-notice-of-wrong-map-in-textbook/


HEC Chairman under scrutiny  

 Lahore High Court Justice Shahid Karim gave time to the federal government for filing reply to a petition challenging appointment of Dr Mukhtar Ahmad Ahmad as chairman of Higher Education Commission (HEC). The judge on March 16 had issued notice to the federal government and establishment division but during the proceedings on Tuesday, the government counsel sought time for filing reply. The judge accepted his request. 

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/20-Apr-16/hec-chairman-under-scrutiny




Teachers protest for not receiving their pays

The teachers from the schools run by the DMC staged a protest in Malir for not receiving their pays in time. The protesters blocked the highway & the traffic was blocked and transferred to other routes.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-20&edition=KCH&id=2312768_32717379


Sindh Madrasah University teachers to be made permanent

The Sindh High Court has ordered that the teachers of the Sindh Madrassah University be made permanent till 2nd May. The vice chancellor would be convicted on the 3rd May if the university fails to do so.

Complete story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-20&edition=KCH&id=2312770_92788153


Appreciation reference in Karachi University

An appreciation reference would be held in the Karachi University in respect of renowned writer and columnist Agha Saleem’s literary and journalistic efforts. The reference would be held at the department of social sciences of the KU.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-20&edition=KCH&id=2312189_15059470



Mauritius President visits KU

The president of Mauritius, Dr. Ameena Firdous visited the Karachi University. She stressed upon increasing the educational ties between Pakistan and Mauritius and also expressed that the sugar cane industry would play an important role in the regional economics.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-20&edition=KCH&id=2312200_14427427



Black Day against appointment of Pro Vice Chancellor Sindh University

Black day was observed in Sindh University Jamshoro against the appointment of the pro Vice Chancellor of the university. The teachers and the students boycotted the classes and held a rally.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-20&edition=KCH&id=2312090_50458434


Fun Fair Festival at Sindh University

A two day fun fair festival has started at the Sindh University Jamshoro. The festival is an annual event of the university. Dr. Abida Tahirani inaugurated the festival and expressed that the university is focusing on extracurricular activities as well.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-20&edition=KCH&id=2312097_26198153


Private schools hike fees by 100%

The private schools in Shahdatpur have raised the fees by up to 100%. The private schools lack many facilities like science laboratories, libraries etc. The parents are worried due to the recent fee hike.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-20&edition=KCH&id=2312083_24765273


Development is not possible without education

College director Hyderabad region Mirza Imam Ali Baig has expressed that the country cannot develop without education. He expressed his views in prize distribution ceremony at Saeedpur College. He also promised to raise the issues with the Secretary Education.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-20&edition=KCH&id=2312105_88059065


Basant Celebrated at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University

The directorate of student’s welfare and sports organized the basant festival in Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Nawabshah. The professors and lecturers of the university took part in the festival alongside the students.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-20&edition=KCH&id=2312100_35861504


Parents protest at out of City Exam Centers

The parents of the students of inter board whose examination center has been formed out of the city, protested against this act by the board whereas the controller examination has denied such allegations.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-04-20&edition=KCH&id=2312106_99644053


‘School Timings, working hours to be altered if mercury levels spike’

The Sindh government on Tuesday asked the educational and labour departments to closely monitor the weather situation in the coming summer, directing that in case of any severe heat wave, school timings and working hours for labourers should be altered accordingly. 

Complete Story: www.thenews.com.pk/print/113945-School-timings-working-hoursto-be-altered-if-mercury-levels-spike


Sukkur College has 42 teachers for two subjects, alleges PML-F lawmaker

As public schools and colleges across Sindh continue to face a shortage of teaching staff, the government has posted around 23 lecturers to teach a single subject in Islamia Science and Arts College, Sukkur, it emerged on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1087843/over-staffing-sukkur-college-has-42-teachers-for-two-subjects-alleges-pml-f-lawmaker/


Evaluating Performance: Monitors inducted to keep a check on schools

In a bid to keep a check on the progress of schools and evaluate performance of teachers, the government has inducted 225 assistant monitors in 16 districts of the province. The education and literacy department has set up a directorate of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) to maintain quality of education and progress of teachers. The M&E directorate has hired monitoring assistants of BPS-14 in each district for the purpose.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1087859/evaluating-performance-monitors-inducted-to-keep-a-check-on-schools/


Missing facilities to be provided for 10000 schools: Khuhro

Senior Sindh Minister for Education and Parliamentary Affairs, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said that missing facilities like bathrooms, safe drinking water, compound walls, rehabilitation of schools buildings and other things would be provided for 10,000 schools in Sindh province. He was speaking on the floor of the House on Tuesday in reply to adjournment motion moved by PML-F MPA Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh to discuss the issue of education.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/20/missing-facilities-to-be-provided-for-10000-schools-khuhro/



Vacant posts in nurses examination board

Many posts of Sindh Nurses Examination Board are still vacant and the organization is locked from October, 2015 due to which students of session 2013-2014 find difficulty in getting their result cards.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-04-20/page-3


Protest by teachers for delay in salaries

On Malir Kalaboard teachers of Government Schools protested for delay in salaries. The protest blocked the traffic on national highway.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-20-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=07_01.gif



Facilities to ten thousand Sindh Schools

Minister education of Sindh , Nisar Ahmed Khoru during his session in Sindh Assembly which was held on Monday said  that in the coming three years 10 thousand schools will be provided with basic facilities.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-20-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_01.gif


Hunger strike by teachers in Khairpur

314 teachers of Khairpur continued their hunger strike on court road, for not getting salaris of four years. They protested in front of press club along with innocent students.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-20-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_05.gif


Open University exams

Final exams of programs ATTC, CTB, and BA.Ed will be held from 26th April. Date sheet and roll numbers have been distributed through post to the candidates.

Complete Story:http://e.jang.com.pk/04-20-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_13.gif


Committee for the problems of Municipal health and education department

A Committee consisted of 10 people has been organized for solving the issues of salaries and other problems Municipal health and education department.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-20-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_09.gif


Provision of books directly to schools

Provincial Minister Education said that education department will send books directly to schools instead of sending them through divisions.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103467943&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160420


Cancellation on promotion of Pro vice Chancellor

Sindh High Court has ordered the cancellation of notice about the promotion of Pro Vice Chancellor of Main Campus Sindh University

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103467563&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160420




Examination Centre By ‘Maqsood’

The examination centre for the 1st Year students of Degree college Wahi Pandhi, Taluka Johi, District Dadu, has been established at the Degree College Johi which is at a distance of 40 km from Wahi Pandhi, for the reason that their own institution (Degree College Wahi Pandhi) is still under construction and that there are only wall without a roof top.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/2016/04/20/examination-centre/


Failure of the NTS By ‘S.P.K Phullan’

It is really painful to see that the National Testing Service (NTS) has completely failed to announce results of Punjab School Education Department (PSED). According to the students the applications were taken February 15 and the test was conducted on 18th, 19th and 20th March in which about 600,000 students applied for different posts according to their own interest. Each student was charged Rs 475 for the application – which means NTS has collected more than Rs 285,000,000 from applicants.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/04/20/comment/failure-of-the-nts/


Urdu in the Maliyya University of Delhi

When the national language of Pakistan was based the immediate reason of this was the establishment of English medium schools in the country.  Many issues where seen when we conducted survey in this regard one thing is that books of science and medical are in English. Usmaniya University of Hyderabad and Maliyya University of Delhi have still teaching science and medical in Urdu.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-20-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=15_08.gif


From Tokyo University to Karachi University

Japan Universities give so much respect to their students as there is no example in the world. And this thing is also seen at Karachi University plus education standard is also improved.

Complete Story:http://e.jang.com.pk/04-20-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=15_04.gif

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Four masked attackers attack on Katlung government school

Katlung: The Unidentified four masked attackers attacked on the government higher Secondary school Dheri Kalpani Katlung, which foiled by the guard through return fire suddenly and the attackers could not succeed to enter the school. The announcement was made through the mosques and hundreds of peoples and parents cordoned the school with arms and rescue the children safely.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103468231&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160420

Societies survive with education says Dr. Jameel Chitrali

Peshawar: The Director Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Peshawar Dr. Jameel Chitrali said history showed that the nation who can survive in the world who get an education. He said this extremism day’s pays special attention towards the education. These views he shared yesterday on the occasion of the inauguration ceremony of Itefaq Model School and College Chamkani. On this occasion the Principal of the Itefaq Model School and College Muhammad Tariq Durrani said it is appreciated that parents not stopped their children to go school as the terrorism risk thread on the high side.

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

FATA teachers announce boycott today

Peshawar: All Teachers Association FATA head Haji Khan Malik said that since 20th April, 2016, all government educational institutes will remain closed. Provincial Teachers have been upgraded from 01.07.2012 but FATA teachers are still deprived of up gradation & despite of their protest, government & leaders are not taking any interest so FATA teachers are boycotting the education emergency & Polio duties in FATA.

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

Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.3

SDEO Education Department surprise visit of schools

Kohat: The SDEO Education Department Female Kohat had surprise visit in different schools of Kohat Division. During the visit of the Girls School Chisma Mitha Khel, Girls School Ali Zai and Sarozai she inspected the attendance of the teachers and students, guiding teachers to make sure the admission of more and more students in schools and for this purpose teachers should interact with parents. 

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

Teachers make sure succeeding enrollment campaign: Abdullah

Matta: Under the enrollment campaign of the provincial government, a ceremony was held in government primary school Matta under the chair of Assistant Commissioner Riaz Ali, while the Tehsil Nasim Abdullah Khan was the chief guest on the occasion. The Councilor, parents and teachers participated in large. On this occasion the Abdullah Khan and others said government schools students having the potential to show their abilities in the field of education.

Complete Story:  http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?cat=10

35 thousands students have got admission in government schools from private schools

Peshawar: Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani said that due to better management and system of government schools many students from private schools are getting admission in public schools. He also said that the performance of government schools is getting improved day by day and due to provincial government corruption has controlled a lot and we are trying hard for the quality and standard education .For this greater amount has also invested. He was saying this in an inauguration of an office for Directorate of Commerce Education.

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


Demand to diminish teacher’s scarcity in Government High school Hafeezabad Jamali

District Jaffarabad: Jaffarabad social groups said ex-Provincial Minister late Mir Abdul Rehman Khan Jamali took efforts and got upgraded Government Middle school Hafeezabad Jamali into High school but teachers scarcity is still a pandora box for school. Arabic, science & general teacher’s vacancies are still falling vacant. They demanded from Government and Education department to fill vacancies as early as possible.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/karachi/today/p6/

Five month salaries should be issued to NTS teachers: GTA

District Jhal Magsi: The General Secretary GTA district Jahl-Magi Mr. Ali Hassan Nechari along with other members said that due to negligence of treasury department NTS pass teachers are still wondering over roads and protesting for salaries and their legitimate rights. They said due to delay in salaries issuance NTS teachers are facing financial predicaments. Education department and treasury department should diminish objections and should issue five month salaries of teachers.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/04-20-2016/Quetta/page7.asp

Government High School Police line Qalat deprived of basic facilities

District Qalat: The Government High School Police line is biggest school of Qalat. School strength is comprises of 700 students. Science room, Drawing room and examination hall is unavailable in school. Even Students have to face hardships of weather. Funds for repairing and refurbishment are going astray, while Education department is silent spectator over destruction of school. Socio political society demanding from concerned officials/departments to find out solutions of school problems.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 3

28 educational institutions closed in Tehsil Tamboo

District Nasirabad: 28 Educational institutions are closed in Tehsil Tamboo. The Local people are keeping livestock in schools which is lamentable. The Educational emergency was a drama in Baluchistan, while ground realities are drastic. Illiteracy rate in area is increasing due to closure of schools. 

Complete story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No. 8

Demand for notice against closure of school

District Gwadar: The Deputy Organizer BSO Gwadar, Mr. Naseer Ahmed said Nigoor Joorkaan Primary school is closed from months; due to absenteeism of teachers children Education is at risk. Parents are worried about future of children. He said absenteeism of teachers and halt of Educational process is enmity with poor children of farmers.

Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 6


Government School building turns into ruins

District Bahawalpur: The building of Government Primary School Chak No.111 DNB Bahawalpur turns into ruins, windows and doors are stolen. The School building is become favorite place of drugs abductors and turn as ghost house without boundary wall. Political and Community leaders appeal to Chief Minister of Punjab, Commissioner Bahawalpur and Higher Authorities to look in to the matter and renovation the boundary wall and School building.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 3

Government schools could not receive text books after starting of academic session

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Parents and residents shared with reporter that text books have become headache of Students as well as Parents. Text books of English Medium Schools have delivered to Urdu Medium Schools. So there is a shortage of books. The Punjab Government is badly failed to save precious Educational time of Students.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 3

Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 9

Teacher treats student indecently

District Rahim Yar Khan: Student of 10th class shared with press reporter that his Class Teacher along with other student mistreated him. The Head Teacher of Government Colony High School Tehsil Khan Pur shared that this issue is not in his notice and he will inquire the matter.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 6

Teachers spoiling future of students

District Bahawalpur:  Mr. Muhammad Hussain, Science Teacher of Municipal Committees High School Fateh Pur Chah has in the habit to leave School earlier and due to this syllabus of the students could not complete. The residents of the area appealed the District Coordination Officer Bahawalpur and higher authorities to take immediate action against the said teacher.

Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Mail, Multan, Page No. 3


Shortage of rooms in school

District Khairpur Mirs: The Students of Government Boys Primary School Shah Muhammad Tamrani, near Kumb, are sitting under open sky, due to shortage of classrooms.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130384838&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160420

School compound wall collapses, allegation on a local landlord

District Sanghar: The compound wall of Government Primary School Dr. Zia Ul Din tumbled, but students and other school staff remained safe. On the other hand Schools Students and Teachers and P.T Alif members held a protest, alleging that local land lord wanted to occupy the schools building and due to digging of the land, the school wall collapsed.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130384842&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160420


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Other cadre teachers protest against not releasing of salary

District Khairpur Mirs: The Teachers of Other cadre continued protest hunger strike against stoppage of their salary, for past forty months.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-04-20/news/page8/1%20(30).htm

Teachers continue protest over nonpayment of salary

District Dadu: The teachers continued protest on fifth day, on the call of GSTA, against not releasing of salary.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130384877&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160420

Female teachers stood against Head Mistress

District Sukkur: The Female Teachers Girls High School Wada Bozdar held protest against the School Head Mistress, alleging her of collecting illegal money from them and Students.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130384885&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160420

Villagers protest against closure of school

District Naushehro feroz: The residents of village Haroon Shar, near Pad Eden, held a protest against closure of Middle School of the village, while the Teachers are drawing salary, without attending the school.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130384921&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160420

GSTA protests against Secretary Education

District Qamber Shahdadkot: The Teachers from Sijawal Junejo held protest rally, on the call of GSTA, against the Secretary Education, Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho, on taking illegal action District President GSTA Mr. Mukhtiar Buledi.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130384898&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160420


Officers are appointed for monitoring teachers and schools

Karachi: The Minister for Education, Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said during distributing appointment orders to the newly selected Monitoring Officers in Education Department Sindh that 225 Monitors are appointed in fifteen districts of Sindh to monitor Teachers and Schools; ghost teacher’s salary will be deducted.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-04-20/news/page1/1%20(40).htm

After 18th Amendment Sindh Province reserves right to formulate its own Curriculum: Mr. Khuhro

Karachi: The Senior Minister for Education Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said that after 18th Amendment, Sindh Province reserves the right to compose its own curriculum; it is a proud for us that Sindh been on prominent position according to International report. He praised the services of Sindh Text Book Board Jamshoro, on provision of free text Books to Schools.

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P.T.Alif protests against treasury staff

District Naushehro Feroz: The Primary Teachers Association Kandiaro held protest against the corruption of Treasury staff, demanding for inquiry against them.

Complete Story: Daily Awami Awaz, Page No. 5

Protest against capturing of school plot

District Dadu: The citizens of Bhan Saeedabad continued protest against the local land mafia, on grabbing the Plot of Government School.

Complete Story: Daily Awami Awaz, Page No. 5

Ten thousand schools will be facilitated within three years

Karachi: The Senior Minister for Education Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said that then thousand schools will be facilitated within time period of three years. He was briefing to Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh (PML)F in Sindh Assembly session.

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650 primary schools dysfunctional in Chachro

District Tharparker: Around 650 Primary Schools are reported dysfunctional in Taluka Chachro and Dhahli; most of the school buildings are under control of the local landlords, leaving thousands of Students deprived of getting education.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Page No. 3