20th September 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Enrolment drive begins in Lakki Marwat

On the directives of deputy commissioner Mohammad Bakhtiar Khan, the Independent Monitoring Unit’s (IMU) district monitoring officer Amjad Meraj inaugurated an enrolment drive by filling the admission forms of several out of school children at a function here on Monday. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1284853/enrolment-drive-begins-in-lakki-marwat 


3,500 teachers of 48 schools in KP to go on strike from today

Around 48 branches of Working-Folks Grammar School in Khyber Pakhtukhwa (KP) are set to be closed from today (Tuesday) as 3,500 teachers of these schools are going on strike against non-payment of salaries and lack of regularization. 

Complete Story:



Anti-tobacco bill to result in child labour

Educationl ventures for under-privileged children in nearly two dozen schools in three districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be closed down, forcing thousands of children to drop out, and exposing them to child labour. This could happen as a result of a controversial anti-tobacco bill that presently awaits the parliament’s nod, a top official affiliated with the social sector has cautioned.

Complete Story:  http://pakobserver.net/anti-tobacco-bill-to-result-in-child-labour/




Matric supplementary exams will start from 22nd September

According to the Controller of Examinations of Secondary Education Board, Syed Ubaidullah, Matric supplementary exam 2016 will start from 22nd September. All preparations for the exams have been completed.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103753214&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160920


EMIS will be introduced in the Education Department

Secretary Secondary Education Dr. Omar Khan has said that an Education Management and Information System will be introduced in the Education Department, through which any officer of the Government or Education department can view the number of students and teachers in any government school of the province.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103753238&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160920


Sohbatpur: difficulties for students due to lack of Boys Inter College

The Chairman of Hamdard Welfare Society District Sohbatpur, Fatah Ali, has said that there is no Inter College for boys in the district, due to which several poor students have to leave their education after passing Matric.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-20-2016/quetta/page8.asp




‘Community development key to improving education’

A panel discussion on ‘Can community participation be an effective tool to address the state of education crisis in Pakistan?’ was also held which was moderated by Alif Ailaan’s Campaign Director Mosharraf Zaidi and during which RSPN CEO Shandana H. Khan, Parwaan ECED Network Representative Mehnaz Akbar Aziz, Senior Programme Officer Education OSF Nargis Sultana and Abbas Rashid of SAHE expressed their views on the role of communities in educational development.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1284872/pakistan-lags-behind-south-asia-in-education







Universities interlinking via wi-fi, video link, recent educational advancement

Minister of State for Federal Education Engineer Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman on Monday said that under Higher Education Commission (HEC)'s Smart Universities Project the interlinking of campuses of 100 universities through WI-FI and video link was one of the recent advancements in education sector of Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/pakistan/general-news/318414-universities-interlinking-via-wi-fi-video-link-recent-educational-advancement.html


Open University has modified its B.Ed program according to the new road map of HEC; admissions started

Allama Iqbal Open University has modified its  teachers training program (B.Ed.) according to the new road map of HEC, and has also started admissions. According to the new policy, the duration of the B.Ed. program after M.A will be one and a half year, whereas its duration after FSc will be 4 years.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103754155&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160920



Federal Board’s Matric Supplementary exams will start from 27th September

The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education will start its Matric Supplementary exams from 27th September. According to an announcement outside the media office of the Board, the roll number slips of candidates have been delivered to their respective addresses.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103753591&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160920




PakTurk schools’ issues resolved

Despite problems in the aftermath of the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey, the PakTurk Schools and Colleges have bagged two top positions in the results of the annual intermediate examinations announced by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Lahore, says the administration of the institution.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1284900/pakturk-schools-issues-resolved


Schools open sans security

Most of the schools and colleges here made no security arrangements in accordance with the National Action Plan (NAP). They have not arranged security guards at gates.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/20-Sep-2016/schools-open-sans-security


Varsities group to identify steps against child beggary

A working group of five universities and a home department’s bureau has been tasked with probing reasons for child beggary and submitting remedial measures to the government in order to make children useful citizens of the country.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1284894/varsities-group-to-identify-steps-against-child-beggary


Beaconhouse launches ‘BEACONNECT’

Beaconhouse has launched its school service quality management programme called BEACONNECT. The launch ceremony was held at Beaconhouse Newlands, Lahore. This was a pilot launch in Beaconhouse Central Region and once the programme is tested out in this region, it will be launched nationwide.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/business/20-Sep-2016/corporate-corner


UoG key offices without full-time occupiers

Many key offices of the University of Gujrat (UoG) have been lying vacant since long and are being run through officials on acting charge, adversely affecting the overall output of the institution, especially with regard to research and development.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1284887/uog-key-offices-without-full-time-occupiers


LHC strikes down PU’s age bar to LLB admissions

The Lahore High Court on Monday struck down the age limit policy of the Punjab University for admission to LLB programme and constituted special committees for scrutiny of law colleges in the province.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1284909/lhc-strikes-down-pus-age-bar-to-llb-admissions



Admissions started in Punjab University

Punjab University’s admissions to different Bachelors and Masters Programs for the education year 2016-17 have begun, and will continue until 28th September 2016. More admission details are available on their website www.pu.edu.pk.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-09-20/page-12/detail-4





Admissions to Graduation programs started in Punjab Group of Colleges

After the announcement of Intermediate exam results, the admissions to graduation programs in Punjab Group of Colleges have begun. Admissions of B.A, BSc and B.Com are ongoing in Punjab Colleges.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan4/20-Sep-2016/448049




Management should address the difficulties faced by students in entry tests

President of Gadeer Welfare Organization Syed Ghulam Abbas has said that students at entry test centers face difficultieson which the management must focus. He said due to lack of arrangements, many female students pass out when entering or leaving the exam centre because of overcrowding.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-09-20/page-12/detail-10


Decision to save data of students of government schools online

To decrease the dropout rate in government schools, the Education Department has decided to shift students’ data online. In the first phase, the data of students of more than 2.5 million nursery classes in more than 35 thousand schools is being collected.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103753953&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160920


Decision to introduce new 2017 Education Policy in Punjab

A decision has been made to introduce a new 2017 Education Policy in Punjab, according to which second shifts will be started in all government education institutes and teachers in those institutes will also teach in second shifts.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-20-2016/pindi/pic.asp?picname=418.gif




Majority schools lack basic facilities

A report disclosed that the basic facility of water is not available in 58 percent of primary schools in Dadu, while 55 percent schools do not have the facility of electricity. According to Alif Ailaan Pakistan's report 48 percent schools do not have functional toilet facilities, 35 percent schools do not have boundary walls, and 12 percent of the primary schools have just one classroom. 

Complete Story:  http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/20-Sep-16/majority-schools-lack-basic-facilities


Sindh govt, NGO sign MoU to revive NJV School

A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Akhuwat Foundation and the Sindh education department on Monday for the revival of the educational standard of the NJV High School.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1284823/sindh-govt-ngo-sign-mou-to-revive-njv-school


Minister takes action against high admission fees

Taking notice of excess admission fee being charged by colleges, education minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar directed on Monday the colleges director-general (DG) Nasir Ansar to take action against the institutes and principals found involved in the malpractice.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1184463/college-education-minister-takes-action-high-admission-fees/




CM, Punjab edu minister discuss private-public partnership model

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday met Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan at the Chief Minister House. As per a statement issued on Monday, Rana Mashhood was briefed about the model of the NJV Akhuwat Endowment Fund, working under the public-private partnership programme.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/151110-CM-Punjab-edu-minister-discuss-private-public-partnership-model


Karachi University to hold international conference

Foreign experts from South America to Asia are gathering at the University of Karachi (KU) for a three-day international moot, ‘Managing Megacities’, to discuss and recommend policy changes to the government regarding modern-day challenges of the megacities of the world, particularly Karachi.

Complete Story:



Intermediate exam results will be announced on 21st September

The Head of Examinations of Higher Secondary Education Board Karachi, Muhammad Imran Chisti, has announced that the result of Intermediate 12th class annual exam 2016 will be announced on 21st September at 1:30 P.M, Results will be available on the Board’s website www.biek.edu.pk.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-09-20/page-3




Sukkur, Matric Supplementary exams

According to an announcement from the Examination Head of Secondary and Higher Secondary Board Sukkur, the supplementary exams of Matric Part 2 (10th class) will start from 26th September.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-20-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=179882


University of Karachi, B.Com supplementary exams will start from Thursday

According to an announcement of the Head of Examinations of Karachi University, B.Com Regular/Private supplementary exams for the year 2015 will start from 22nd September 2016.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-20-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=179871


99% betterment in Education Department due to biometric system

Chairman of Sindh Text Book Board Syed Zakir Ali Shah has said that the bio metric system in Information Technology has made the education department 99% better and more work is underway. All officers are advised to enter correct data for enrolment so that books can be provided to children in school in the right order.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-20-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=179867


Condition of schools in Mirpurkhas still poor despite orders

Even after the order by Minister of Sindh to implement emergency in the education department, the condition of schools could not be made better. Schools don’t have buildings and students are forced to study outdoors.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-09-20/page-2




More than numbers by Muntasir Sattar

The liberal arts programmes emerging on the horizon of higher education in Pakistan are an unusual addition. A curriculum that emphasises both the arts and sciences does not fit in snugly. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1284754/more-than-numbers


University Beauty Pageant by Muhammad Hamid Zaman

The university, or any educational institution, cannot be reduced to a single number on a list. Just like the character of a person cannot be measured by a single feature, such as height, weight or worse, colour; reducing the value of a university to a single metric, judged by third parties that have never bothered to visit or engage with the institution, is both flawed and dangerous.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1184478/university-beauty-pageant/


Politicization of higher education in Balochistan By Adnan Amir

It all started with a tweet. Sardar Akhtar Mengal, President of Balochistan National Party (BNP) and former Chief Minister (CM) of Balochistan tweeted on 30th April 2015 that he is willing to donate 100 acres of land for establishment of a university in his native town of Wadh which has a population of over 50,000.

Complete Story:



Letters to the Editor


Security for Shikarpur schoolgirls

It is rightly said that, “If you educate a boy you educate an individual but if you educate a girl you educate a society.” Unfortunately, in Shikarpur, girls cannot acquire education unless security is provided to them on their way to school.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/20-Sep-2016/security-for-shikarpur-schoolgirls


Teacher reforms

Teachers play a significant role in a nation’s progress. It is worth mentioning that, while we can still find numerous teachers and scholars who are dedicated, unfortunately there are many of those who have hijacked the ideology and philosophy of education.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/151085-Teacher-reforms


IBA Karachi: A hope for poor students

Education is one of the most sky-high thing in today’s world which the poor people cannot afford. Mostly the destitute populace of several areas from Pakistan – including Balochistan and some other areas also – are deprived of getting higher education. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/iba-karachi-a-hope-for-poor-students/

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Education curriculum should be according to Islam and Pakistan’s culture

Swabi: Private Education Network’s provincial president Muhammad Saleem Khan has said that instead of pleasing the government, PEN believes in a curriculum which is in accordance with religious and national values. According to him western values have been introduced in the school curriculum which is completely unacceptable. He appealed to the government to take a look at the primary grade’s current and old curriculum; he insisted that they make an inquiry and take swift action against these charges

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


Primary Teachers have shown their dissatisfaction against behavior of DEO

Alpuri: Primary teachers have shown their dissatisfaction over the behavior of the area’s District Education Officer. They said that DEO Education is mentally torturing teachers and if he not will not stop this practice then the group of primary teachers will act on their own. The teachers said that the present DEO Education Shangla is a cruel, corrupt, and ill-mannered person and his corruption in the education department remains unmatched.

In this meeting against DEO Saeed Khan, all members of Sub Division were present.

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

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

Complete Story:  Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.2


Inauguration of enrollment drive in schools of Lukki Marwat

Lukki Marwat: Under the instructions of the Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Bakhtiar Khan, the Free Monitoring Unit head District Monitoring Officer Amjad Maraj inaugurated the school enrollment campaign for children below five years of age at Government Shaheed Muhammad Ghassan Khan Centennial Model High school. An awareness walk was also held later. Boys scout, teachers and members of the civil society participated in this walk.

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


Bami Khel: Girls deprived of education in the absence of a separate college

Swat: Due to the absence of a girl’s Bami Khel, women in the area are being deprived of higher education. The closest girl’s college in the region is too far away from Bami Khel, which why is difficult for women to attend that college.

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


Teachers reject plan of privatization of government colleges

Peshawar: Teachers have rejected the plan of privatizing government colleges; they made a statement earlier that the decision was done without any involvement of the College Teachers Association, against which KP College Teachers Association will begin a protest campaign in the entire province. The Association member Sabz Ali Khan Marwat said that due to this decision, students will have to bear education expenses, so it is safe to assume that teachers will not support the privatization of government colleges.

Complete Story:  Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.3




Science teachers’ scarcity: Drawing attention to the educational insitutions in Naal

District Khuzdar: SST science & SST general vacancies have been vacant for some time in the high schools of Tehsil Naal & Garesha; as a result poor students are unable to get an education in science subjects. Children’s future is at risk and their precious time is being wasted. Students will encounter difficulties in examinations due to the scarcity of science teachers.

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


NTS teachers appointments should be ensured: GTA Chaman

District Qilla Abdullah: Mr. Haji Nasrullah of GTA Chaman, along with others, has said that more than years have passed, but candidates who have already passed the NTS examinations are still unemployed; the government is clearly asleep paying no heed to capable candidates from the same area. They further said that if the government cannot give means of livelihood to the general public then it should avoid making any promises related to the provision of basic rights. The protestors demanded that candidates who have successfully appeared in the NTS exams should be given employment oppurtunities immediately.

Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No: 03


Teachers should play a role in the eradication of copy culture and uplifting education standards: Dr. Javed Iqbal

District Quetta: Dr. Javed Iqbal, Vice Chancellor Balochistan University said that teachers should a play role in the eradication of copy culture and upliftment of education standards. While addressing an oath taking ceremony of newly elected memebers of academic staff, he said that teachers should focus on conducting research and improving the abilities of passionate students.

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 03


Higher Educational institutions deteriorating in the region: PSF Azad & Jameat Tulba-e-Islam

District Quetta: PSF Azad & JTI have jointly condemned the lack of interest shown by the provinccial government in arresting the murderer of Barrister Amanullah Khan Achakzai. Higher education institutes are deteriorating while nationalists continue to raise slogans of an educational emergency ; the relaity is quite different. Corruption, a defective education system and nepotism is marring the reputation of educational institutions in Balochistan.  

Complete story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No: 06


Plea to take notice of ghost teachers

District Bolan: The president GTA Tehsil Mach Mr. Nazir Ahmed & Mr. Muhammad Ibrahim have said that 30 ghost teachers (both male and female) exist in Tehsil Mach and district Kachhi; these individuals have been receiving their salaries for staying at home, while the education department is unable to do anything about their inefficacy. They demanded that the issue be reviewed and resolved by the concerned authorities.

Complete story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No: 08




School boundary wall grabbed by influential

District Rajanpur: The Government Girls Primary School No. 02 Rojhan’s boundary wall has been occupied by an influential local. The District Coordination Officer Rajanpur has vowed to take action after the media highlighted the issue. Assistant Commissioner Latif Khan Khosa has established a departmental committee to inquire against the corruption and land mafia.

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


Lack of Girls Higher Secondary School: Future of Students is dark

District Rajanpur: Every year more than 300 female students pass the matriculation examinations, but a large proportion of them are deprived of further education due to the absence of a girl’s higher secondary school in the area. Parents, students and socially influential individuals have requested higher authorities in education to establish a girls’ higher secondary School in Mohammad Pur.

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


Future of at risk due to absenteeism of teachers in Dera Ghazi Khan

District Dera Ghazi Khan: Teaching staff of Girls Middle School in Dera Ghazi Khan continues to remain absent. Educational activities in the school are almost non-existent, putting the future of students at risk. Students are forced to maintain hygiene in the school despite this being a responsibility of the school authorities. There is also an absence of water, which has been a problem for the last two years. Locals have requested the District Coordination Officer of Dera Ghazi Khan to take notice of the issue and to ensure the presence of teachers and basic facilities in the school.

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


Teacher tortures student upon requesting a water break

District Muzafargarh: Mr. Mohammad Sadiq stated that his daughter requested her class teacher for a water break, but the teacher began abusing her physically, injuring her severely. Locals have protested against the event and have requested the Chief Minister Punjab, Secretary Education, Executive District Officer and District Coordination Officer Muzafargarh to take notice of the event.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-09-20/page-02   

Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.02   




Primary School operating in the absence of a building

District Ghotki: A primary school was approved for construction in a village in Azeem Abro almost eight years ago, but the building is still non- existent. Students and teachers in the area have protested since they are forced to conduct their activities in the open.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130434540&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160920


College employees continue protest over nonpayment of salary

District Sukkur: The College Side employees of Khuhra have continued their strike over nonpayment of salaries outside the local press club, stating that despite the decision of the Supreme Court, their salary has still not been issued.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130434696&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160920


Children compelled to study in a hut

District Mirpurkhas: Despite the education emergency in the province, the village of Haji Allah Dito Rind still has no school building; as a result students are forced to sit in a self made muddy hut to study. The residents told the correspondent that the school has been running in a similar way for the past eight years, but the government has failed to provide even basic facilities for the school students.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130434769&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160920


Local influential stores Rice in School building

District Sanghar: A local landlord in village Ismail Dars has illegally occupied the building of the local Government Boys Primary School is using it as a storage unit for rice and other farming materials.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130434771&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160920


Education Minister takes action against high admission fees

Karachi: Taking notice of excessive admission fees of colleges, Education Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar directed the College Director-General (DG) Nasir Ansar to take action against the relevant institutes; several principals have been found to be involved in the malpractice. The Minister has also directed the accused to return the excess fee to the students within a week and provide a list of the affected students to the college DG.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-09-20/news/page1/1%20(24).htm



Protest against shortage of facilities in school

District Badin: The residents of village Muhammad Ibrahim Kheskheli continued their protest on the second day. The reason given for the protest is the shortage of basic facilities; it is being claimed that no facility of drinking water, electricity, building and furniture is available at the school.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-09-20/news/page2/1%20(9).htm


Mehran University to conduct first Global Conference in Spain

Jamshoro: A global conference on Wireless and Optical Program was conducted by Mehran University of Jamshoro at University of Malaga Spain with the cooperation of Ars Mands. Thirty scholars from a number of countries including Germany, Pakistan, Malaysia, Spain, England, Denmark, Saudi Arab, Ireland, India, Canada, Italy and America presented their research papers at the conference.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103753058&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160920


Students injured in school roof collapse

District Badin: Ten students of the Government Primary School Mubarak Kheskheli, near Dighri were injured in an incident involving a collapsed roof. The incident occurred due to the abysmal condition of the school building.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103753155&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160920


99% improvement in education as a result of the biometric system: Zakir Shah

Sukkur: TChairman Sindh Text Book Board Syed Zakir Ali Shah has said that 99% improvement has occurred in education in the province due to the introduction of the biometric verification system. He has directed officers to submit correct data, so as to distribute text books in the province on a just basis.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/images/2016/Sep/20-09-2016/Page2/P2-56.htm