21 December 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 

Delay in recognition of medical college puts students future at risk
The future of 100 students, admitted to Nowshera Medical College, seems at stake owing to delay in recognition of their college by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, according to official sources.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1227775/delay-in-recognition-of-medical-college-puts-students-future-at-stake 

Girls from government schools, seminaries play sport for peace
Over 124 girls from seminaries and government schools participated in a sports gala in the city, stated a press release issued on Sunday.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1013476/level-playing-field-girls-from-govt-schools-seminaries-play-sports-for-peace/

University of Peshawar run cleanliness drive
Peshawar, Students observed the International Volunteer Day at the University of Peshawar on Friday by taking part in a cleanliness campaign on the campus.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1227345/uop-students-run-cleanliness-drive 

Teachers’ shortage in girls colleges to be met soon
Special Secretary Higher Education Abdul Ghafoor Baig has said shortage of teaching staff in girls colleges across the province will be reduced step by step. He said this while speaking at the annual prize distribution ceremony of Government Girls Degree College, Manakrai, here on Friday.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1227327 

Cleanliness Movement In Peshawar University
Peshawar University arranged a cleanliness movement on the occasion of International Scouts Day. All the girls and boys of the university took part in the movement with full zeal and zest. The movement was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. M. Rasool.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103238243&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151219 

KAPTA’s Demands to be Fulfilled
Chairman Standing Committee for Education, Arif Ahmed Zai met a delegate of KAPTA. He acknowledged that the primary teachers have a very important role in education sector and assured them that KAPTA’s demands will be fulfilled.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103238255&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151219 

Protest by IJT Peshawar University
Students of IJT Peshawar University protested in front of Peshawar Press Club. They were holding placards against University’s administration. They demanded that action must be taken against those who conducted musical night in the garb of APS Martyrs function in Agha Khan Auditorium.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103238267&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151219 

Education and Health Sector are Deprived in KP
PML N’s MPA Sobia Khan has said that the leaders of KP should eschew from protests and sit-ins and focus on the development of health and education. She said that KP’s people had the spirit of learning and education but they are not being provided with the requisite resources.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103238420&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151219 

Distribution of Machinery
Program Officer of UNHCR has said that the purpose of RAHA project is to provide technical education and vocational training to the youth of Pakistan and Afghan refugees. This will provide employment opportunities to them. He was addressing a function held for distributing machinery to the students who had just got the technical education.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103238183&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151219 

IT Teachers and Labs Must be Up-graded
Senior IT teachers and lab in-charges attended the joint meeting of All IT Teachers and Labs In-charge Association. They demanded that the IT teachers and labs must be up-graded on an urgent basis. They also demanded that posts of senior IT teachers should also be approved for all the high schools of province.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103242812&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151221

Walk in Govt. College Against Corruption
Capacity building society of Govt. Degree College Mithra held a walk against corruption. The purpose of walk was to create awareness against corruption. Large number of teachers and students participated in the walk.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103242811&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151221 


Candles for APS Martyrs

The students of CECOS University Peshawar paid tribute to APS martyrs by lighting candles in their memory. They were of the view that sacrifice of APS martyrs can’t be forgotten at any cost and their blood-sacrifice won’t go in vain.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103236589&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151218


Advice for Giving University Status to Peshawar Law College

A three member bench of Supreme Court has advised to give university status to Peshawar Law College. Supreme Court made this move while turning Peshawar High court’s directives into recommendations.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103236702&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151218


Private Schools Owners and Teachers Ought to End their Differences

Private schools owners and teachers should end their mutual differences because teachers can’t earn the true respect unless they mitigate their clashes. These views were expressed by district Swabi’s coordinator of Private Education Network, Muzamil Khan.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2015-12-18/page-2


NAB-AIOU to promote awareness against corruption

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will involve academia especially Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) to expand its campaign ‘Say no to corruption’ through-out the country and make it effective at grassroot level. The campaign will be carried out by holding speech contests and posters competitions among the students on the issue of corruption at 44 AIOU’s campuses across the country.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=282809


Development is Possible Only Through Education
National Party’s senior leader Meer Kabir Ahmed Shahi has said that Balochistan is facing the problems of poverty, unemployment and oblivion because of disappointing education sector. If we want to stand in the ranks of developed nation then we shall have to focus upon education.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103242170&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151221 

US Demand for Closing Madrisahs is Misguiding
Senior leaders of JUI Nazriati Pakistan have said that Ch Nisar has himself admitted on the floor of the house that Madrissahs are not involved in terrorism and independence of religious institutes will not be compromised. Therefore the US demand to shut Madrissahs down is totally misguiding and has tarnished the image of Madrissahs.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103242177&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151221 

Educated Youth is the Need of the Hour
Member of Metropolitan Corporation and BNP’s key leader, Farzana Baloch has said that the doors of opportunities are being closed for talented and hardworking youth. Cheating and nepotism must be discouraged because talented and educated youth is the need of the hour.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103242342&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151221 

Annual Function of The Iqra School
The Iqra School held its annual awards distribution function on 16 December. A special tribute was paid to the innocent victims of APS attack. MPA Hasan Banwar was chief guest. He said that the sacrifice of APS martyrs has given the message to terrorists that all the Pakistani nation is united against them.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103239892&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151220 

Quality Education is the Right of Every Children
MPA Manzoor  Kakar was chief guest of a function held on the occasion of annual result in Iqra Hamdard Middle School Kharotabad. Addressing the audience, he said that quality education is the right of every children. Modern nations have achieved the pinnacle of success only through developing in the field s of science and technology.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103237781&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151219 

Students Should Join the Move Against Co-Education
President of JTI Govt. Science College Unit, Imran Ullah has said in a statement that JTI wants an end to Kalashnikov culture. Students should join our campaign against class based and co-education based system of education.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103237785&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151219 


1.6m children out of school in Balochistan, Says adviser

The adviser to the chief minister on education said on Thursday that over 1.6 million children of school-going age, two-thirds of them girls, were deprived of education in Balochistan, which needed more schools to absorb them.

Complete story: http://hamariweb.com/enews/1.6m-children-out-of-school-in-balochistan-says-adviser_nid1689525.aspx



Dialogue Session for Students

Individual Land organized a dialogue session in Quetta local hotel. Students from University of Balochistan, Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University and BIUTEMS participated in the dialogue. Most of the students were from mass communication model.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103235914&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151218


Nation Can’t Develop Without Education

PPP’s senator Yusuf Badeeni has said that no nation can prosper without education. Therefore, all the available resources should be utilized for providing education to the youth of Balochistan.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103235901&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151218


HEC Delegate Visits Saradr Bahadur Khan Women University

A five members delegate of HEC visited Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University in the leadership of QEC Director Nasir Shah.  The delegate was briefed on research projects, development projects future academic programs by VC Dr. Rukhsana Jabeen.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103235895&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151218


Function in Pak Turk International School and College

An award distribution ceremony was held in Pak Turk International School and College for 11th International ISMO Math contest.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103235910&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151218


School without basic facilities
Government Boys MiddleSchool Lohar Gali is deprived of the basic facilities like drinking water and furniture. The slogan of education package and schools upgradation seems fake. Total 60 students are enrolled in this school who are waiting any improvement in school.
Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2015-12-19/1662/mbdd%20lohar%20copy.jpg 

Teachers’ Seniority list
The violation of meritin preparation of Teachers’ Senioritylist has been reportedin Muzafafrabad. Teachers are planning to protest against Education Secretariat, there.
Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2015-12-21/1817/sunyari%20copy.jpg 

Funds release to Kashmir University
Total amount of Rs 11 Crore has been released to Kashmir University under the PM fee concession program. Total 2 thousand students of Master program and 2 thousand of M.Phil would be able to receive fee concession under this program.
Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2015-12-20/1760/w%20a%20pakistan%20ka%20fees%20copy.jpg 

Shortage of teachers in school
There is no science teacher in girls’ and boys’ schools of new city Mirpur that is creating troubles for students and this situation need to be changed, said by Khawaja Shehzad.
Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2015-12-20/1767/mir%20scien%20copy.jpg 


Mirpur University’s Debater Declared the Best Debater

Aqib Aurangzeb Chaudhry of Mirpur University of Science and Technology won the debate competition held by British High Commission. The theme of debate was ‘Great Debate, Vision 2047’.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2015-12-18/1625/7%20copy.jpg


13th Convocation of AJK University

Various administrative committees have been formed for organization of 13th convocation of AJK University. The convocation will be held on 30 December 2015. Security measures will also be taken along with decoration of the university.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2015-12-18/1626/25%20copy.jpg


Teachers are Wise Faction of the Society

Jameel Hashim, President of Jammu Kashmir Teachers Association has said that teachers are a wiser faction of the society. They have played the most important role in nation building.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dailykhabrain.com.pk/popup.php?newssrc=issues/2015-12-18/1626/25%20copy.jpg


Last date for USEFP scholarship for female journalist Dec 24
Last date to submit applications for United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) Professional Partnership Programme for female Journalists 2016 is Thursday (December 24). Communication Officer Shirin Pasha said that the programme will provide opportunity to approximately 110-140 participants from Pakistan to study and to take an active part in journalism as practiced in the US.
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-21/page-2/detail-7 

Private schools turn education into commodity
The staggering increase in number of private schools and academies in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad shows that education sector has rapidly becoming one of the leading commercialised sectors of the country.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/21-Dec-2015/private-schools-turn-education-into-commodity 

QAU hiring best faculty to complete globally: VC
Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad has spent Rs 95.64 million in the year 2014-15 on awarding scholarships to its students and is hiring best teachers to further improve its standard of teaching, said Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Javaid Ashraf yesterday.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/21-Dec-2015/qau-hiring-best-faculty-to-compete-globally-vc 

HEC extends date for PM’S laptop scheme till Jan10
Higher Education Commission (HEC), has extended the date for online registration of students for PM’s laptop scheme till January 10, 2015. According to an official, the commission has said that on line registration could be made through Student’s Service Portal http:\\pmnls.hec.gov.pk.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=283132

Silver jubilee re-union of RMC students
The silver jubilee reunion of Batch 12 students of 1990 of Rawalpindi Medical College (RMC) was held here Sunday. The Rawalians, who have settled in different parts of the country and abroad, participated in the function.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=283121 

Educational standards can only be improved by trained teachers
Education standards in Pakistan can only be improved by using trained and qualified teachers, said leading educationists and field experts Educationists and field experts while addressing a dialogue session held on Friday to discuss the findings of this year’s annual status of education report discussed about improving education standards in the country.
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-19/page-2/detail-0

422 Government schools, colleges to be renovated
In order to tackle the widespread concern of the public, government has unveiled its plans on Friday to make the schools and colleges of federal capital a role model for the rest of the country. It is decided to renovate the buildings of 422 government schools and colleges besides improving teacher training to ensure standard of education.
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-19/page-13/detail-9 

UN good will ambassador calls for education Afghan refugees
UNHCR goodwill ambassador (GWA) in China Yao Chen has stressed the need for educating Afghan refugees living in Pakistan. Chen, who is on a four-day trip to Pakistan, visited Afghan refugee camps in Mianwali district and also met Aqeela Asifi, an Afghan refugee teacher and recipient of the 2015 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1012498/empowerment-un-goodwill-ambassador-calls-for-educating-afghan-refugees/ 

Promotion of hundreds of academicians delayed for 2 years in Pindi division
Departmental Promotion cases of more than 200 lecturers, assistant professors and associate professors of Rawalpindi division are being delayed for the last two years causing discontentment among the affected academics.
Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/12/18/city/islamabad/promotion-of-hundreds-of-academicians-delayed-for-2-years-in-pindi-division/

Standardising education system can promote peace
Speakers at a workshop titled ‘Education: an advocacy niche for peace’ urged the government to standardise the education system because, they said, it was the best way to promote peace and social cohesion.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1227310/standardising-education-system-can-promote-peace

Millennials visit China’s top 14 universities
Millennium Chinese Language Department-MCLD team member and Director Roots Millennium Schools Mrs. Sabina Zakir, Principal RMS Khyber Campus Tehmina Khalid, Principal RMS Rabbea Irfan, Executive Manager Ms. Fauzia Khan and AS Level coordinator Mrs. Rozina Asif fro Millennium Campus I-9/3, Islamabad were selected by wife of the Chinese Ambassador in Islamabad Madam Bao Jiqing to represent MCLD members as University Guidance Counsellors of Pakistan to explore vast, diverse, ancient country; CHINA and its well renowned universities.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=282897 

MoU Between NUML and ICMA
NUML University and Institute of Cost and Management Accountants have signed an MoU. The agreement has envisaged improved academic relations between both the institutes especially in the fields of research and innovation.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103239138&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151219

Protest of Daily Wagers
The daily wagers of Federal Directorate of Education continued their protest on D-chowk. Huge number of daily wagers took part in the protest.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103238527&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151219

Maladministration in Education Department
Public Accounts Committee has sought reply from Ministry of Education for maladministration and unfair promotion of employees of Bisk Community Schools.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-21/page-12/detail-47 

Winter Vacations
Winter vacation in federal academic institutes will continue from 24 December to 31 December.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-12-21/page-3

National University of Modern Languages (NUML) and Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost the mutualcooperation in the field of research, development and innovation.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=282894

Teachers rejoice at their former student’s talent, achievements
When you listen to her quoting Ghalib and other masters of Urdu poetry with perfect command over Urdu accent, you will take her for a professor of Urdu. Then she takes a turn and resumes speaking and commenting but this time on Shakespeare’s works though in the same tone and with the same vigour.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=282885

ROOTS Ivy, Qatar Airways sign MOU to facilitate foreign university admissions
An official MoU signing ceremony was conducted between Roots Ivy and QatarAirways to facilitate the increasing number of Roots Ivy students getting admissions in top foreign universities around the world. Mr. M. Ikram Ullah Commercial Manager Qatar Airways Islamabad and CEO Roots Ivy International Schools, Colleges and University Khadija Mushtaq signed the memorandum of understanding. 
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=282884 

Bahria University holds summit to bridge industry academia gap
Bahria University Islamabad, in collaboration with Open Source Foundation of Pakistan and Higher Education Commission (HEC) has conducted a one-day summit on open source technologies. The aim of this summit was to gather leaders from the IT industry with the focus to enhance the linkages between the academia and industry.
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-20/page-13/detail-7

Govt, seminaries still differ on curriculum, degree issues
Unlike the government claim that it has reached a consensus with madaras representative bodies as part of madrassa reforms, two major issues – bringing changes in the curriculum of madaras and acceptance of their education degrees - are still unresolved, The Nation has learnt.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/20-Dec-2015/govt-seminaries-still-differ-on-curriculum-degree-issues 

‘Economic stability linked to cohesion among political, social institutions’
President Mamnoon Hussain Saturday said that the economic stability could not be achieved without cohesion among the country’s political and social institutions. Addressing the concluding session of three-day conference on `Vision 2025:
Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/12/20/news/economic-stability-linked-to-cohesion-among-political-social-institutions/

Medical student-turned painter depicts lucid dreams
An intriguing use of light incorporated in sculpture and paintings to give an illuminative affect drew audiences at an exhibition on Saturday. This is the first work in recent times where an artist has incorporated light in their artwork.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1012947/exhibition-medical-student-turned-painter-depicts-lucid-dreams/

Dropout rate nearly double in capital’s rural areas
The government might have taken an initiative to improve infrastructure of schools following prime minister’s announcement, the latest figures reveal that the capital still struggles to overcome dropout rates in its rural areas.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1012941/long-way-to-go-dropout-rate-nearly-doubles-in-capitals-rural-areas/ 

AIOU issues exam schedule for students abroad
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has issued final exam schedule for students settled in the Middle East for Matric, FA and BA programmes. The students studying in different disciplines will prepare for final exams starting on January 3.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=283020

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and Department of Commerce and the Institute of Cost and
Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP) inked a MoU for exchange of their research work and professional experiences. The agreement was signed by the Registrar Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Dr. Muhammad Naeem Qureshi and President ICMAP Kashif Mateen Ansari here on Saturday.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=283012

RS 6B being spent for educational facilities in ICT: Minister
Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry says over six billion rupees are being spent for providing best educational facilities at the federal capital’s institutions. Talking to newly elected chairmen and vice chairmen of union councils in Islamabad on Saturday, he said reforms have been introduced in the education sector, and schools in Islamabad are being upgraded.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=283007 

PIDE moot opposes monopolies, stresses need for human capital
The economic experts on Saturday stressed the need for strengthening regulators, focusing on human capitals, ensuring fiscal decentralisation and tackling rising poverty through achieving higher growth on sustained basis.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/83071-Quake-victims-get-compensation 

Educational standards can only be improved by trained teachers
Country's education standards can only be improved by using trained and qualified teachers, said leading educationists and field experts while addressing a dialogue session held here on Friday in Islamabad to discuss the findings of this year's Annual Status of Education Report.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/83050-Educational-standards-can-only-be-improved-by-trained-teachers 

International Islamic University contests end
An event of more than 40 curricular activities and sports competitions, SPECTRA 15, concluded here at the International Islamic University (IIU). The concluding ceremony of the event was dedicated to the victims of the last year carnage at the Army Public School Peshawar.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/83056-International-Islamic-University-contests-end


20pc Pakistani kids still out of schools: Survey

Although the proportion of out of school children has decreased slightly, still 20 per cent of Pakistani children aged 6-16 remained out of school while the remaining 80 per cent enrolled in schools are not learning much, says an annual citizen-led household-based survey launched yesterday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-18/page-4/detail-0





Gordan Brown Appreciates Maryam Nawaz’s Contributions for Education

Special Representative of UN for Global Education and former Prime Minister of UK, Gordon Brown has appreciated the contributions of Maryam Nawaz for education sector. He sent her a letter that acknowledged her contributions for education on global level.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103236672&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151218


Debate in COMSATS

CIIT Islamabad held a debate on poverty, food insecurity and public policy. It was revealed that 58 percents of the households were facing food insecurity. Similarly, poverty reduction efforts by government and donors have also not been much productive.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103237143&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151218


Reforms are Being Introduced to Improve the Standard of Education

Chairman Pakistan Engineering Council, Javed Qureshi has said that PEC will facilitate the young engineering graduates to get jobs in Middle East. He also said that reforms are being introduced to improve the standard of education in engineering colleges and universities.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-18&edition=ISL&id=2051964_90750812


80% Students are Getting Education in Pakistan

A recent survey has revealed that owing to Federal government’s efforts, 80% children between age of 6 and 16 are getting education in Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-18/page-12/detail-14


US Envoy inaugurates renovated Lincoln corner at IIUI

United States and Pakistan has agreed to expand mutual educational relations to strengthen educational bilateral tie-up. This was said by US envoy to Pakistan David Hale on the occasion of inaugurating the renovated Lincoln Corner at International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI).

Complete story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-18/page-2/detail-2




Int’l scientific Conference of RMC commences

The 2nd International Scientific Conference of Rawalpindi Medical College 2015 commenced in the New Teaching Block of RMC in Holy Family Hospital yesterday. More than 50 ex-medical graduates of RMC were participating in the conference along with a number of senior experts, doctors, trainees, medical students.
Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2015-12-18/page-13/detail-1


Over two dozen education institutes to undergo security check
Over two dozen educational institutions of public and private sector have been narrowed down for an extensive security check for suspected links of their teachers and students with banned outfits, security services sources told The Nation yesterday.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/21-Dec-2015/over-two-dozen-edu-institutes-to-undergo-security-check 

Students protest against closure of BZU campus
The students of Bahauddin Zakariya University here held a protest demonstration against uncertainty regarding their career due to closure of the university’s Dera Ghazi Khan Campus.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/national/21-Dec-2015/students-protest-against-closure-of-bzu-campus

5 Schools renamed after martyrs
Five government schools in the district have been renamed after the Army Public School Peshawar carnage at a ceremony held here the other day. 
DCO Kiran Khursheed presided over the ceremony that was held in connection with the anniversary of APS Peshawar.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/21-Dec-2015/5-schools-renamed-after-martyrs 

600 attended LUMS open day
The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) hosted the LUMS Open Day 2015 yesterday to introduce the academic programmes offered at the University to prospective students, their parents, and teachers from schools and colleges across the country.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/21-Dec-2015/600-attend-lums-open-day 

Looking back: Number of out of school children unchanged, says Report
The number of children out of school across the province did not decrease between 2014 and 2015, according to a survey by Annual Status of Education Report (ASER). The survey found that 15 per cent of children remained out of the education system.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1013465/looking-back-number-of-out-of-school-children-unchanged-says-report/ 

PTI chief demands more land for Namal College
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Sunday warned a local community to sell a large plot of land to the Namal College in Mianwali or else he would have it confiscated upon assuming power.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1013583/path-to-education-pti-chief-demands-more-land-for-namal/

Impact of global terrorism on student mobility from Pakistan

At present approximately 5.0 million students worldwide study outside of their home countries. A number that a recent report suggests will increase to eight million by 2025. Many nations have become interested in student flow across borders in the past two decades for obvious reasons.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/83211-Impact-of-global-terrorism-on-student-mobility-from-Pakistan 

10th convocation: BNU confers degrees on 424 students
Beaconhouse National University’s (BNU) 10th convocation, which conferred degrees on 424 students of different programmes, was held at its Tarogil Campus on Friday. Punjab Governor Rafiq Rajwana was chief guest on the occasion.
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-19/page-14/detail-5

DFID assures Punjab govt of help in health, education
British Department for International Development (DFID) has assured the Punjab government cooperation in health, education, skill development and other sectors. 
Newly appointed DFID head to Pakistan Ms Joanna Reid met Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, yesterday and promised further partnership with Punjab in the development programmes.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/19-Dec-2015/dfid-assures-punjab-govt-of-help-in-health-education 

PU’s 12th convocation today
Punjab University’s 124th Convocation will be held on Saturday (today) at Faisal Auditorium at 10am. Punjab Governor/Chancellor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana, Pro Chancellor/Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan will participate in the event. 
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/19-Dec-2015/pu-s-124th-convocation-today

CM pushes for Parho Punjab-Barho Punjab targets

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has directed the authorities to accelerate the pace of repair and construction work of the schools across the province. Presiding over a meeting yesterday, the chief minister expressed his satisfaction with the progress achieved so far in Parho-Punjab-Bharho Punjab Project launched under the Education Reform Roadmap.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/20-Dec-2015/cm-pushes-for-parho-punjab-barho-punjab-targets

Cops thwart street robbery near PU
A policeman survived gunshot yesterday but got critically wounded while chasing three robbers near Punjab University New Campus. According to a police spokesman, the armed bandits robbed a lady in Ravi block of Iqbal Town when a police patrol was alerted nearby.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/20-Dec-2015/cops-thwart-street-robbery-near-pu 

Promotion of education govt’s top priority: governor
Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana said that our education must be knowledge based and the education without knowledge is meaningless.
He said that students are the ray of hope for bright future of Pakistan and they should provide benefit of their degrees to Pakistan.
Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/12/19/city/lahore/promotion-of-education-govts-top-priority-governor/ 

Reform agenda: Efforts to achieve education on track: Shahbaz
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Saturday the government was committed to achieving the targets set under the Parho Punjab-Barho Punjab programme.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1012995/reform-agenda-efforts-to-achieve-education-targets-on-track-says-shahbaz/

IUB approves job quota for people with disabilities
The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) syndicate has approved Rs3.1 billion budget for the 2015-16. This includes a development component of Rs675.716 million. The decision was taken at the syndicate’s 60th meeting.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1012958/iub-approves-job-quota-for-people-with-disabilities/ 

Balochistan students visit PU
A delegation of students from Cadet College Mastung, Balochistan, called on Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran here on Saturday. 
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/83128-Balochistan-students-visit-PU 

Brief News
Punjab Governor Malik Rafique Rajwana has congratulated the newly elected office bearers of Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ). Hamid Riaz Dogar, Muhammad Rehman Bhutta, Afzaal Hashmi, Asghar Ch, Azhar Awan and Malik Arshad Aasim were elected president, general secretary, vice-presidents and joint secretary respectively in PUJ’s elections held last Wednesday. 
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/19-Dec-2015/brief-news 

PU’s marks Peshawar massacre, fall of Dhaka
Various departments of Punjab University have organised several events to pay tribute to martyrs of Army Public School Peshawar and in the memory of Fall of Dhaka. 
In this connection, PU Law College lit candles to express solidarity with the families of APS Peshawar martyrs.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/lahore/19-Dec-2015/pu-marks-peshawar-massacre-fall-of-dhaka 

NAB board approves filling of reference against former BZU VC
The regional board of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Multan Friday approved to file a reference against 11 accused, including former vice chancellor Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) Prof Dr Khawaja Alqama and registrar Malik Munir Hussain.
Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/12/18/national/nab-board-approves-filing-of-reference-against-former-bzu-vc/

Women chess contest at UOG start today
Women chess players from the universities across the country will be vying for top honours here at Hafiz Hayat Campus of the University of Gujrat (UoG) in the “Third Inter-Varsity Women Chess Champion 2015-16” opening here on Saturday (today).
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1227352/women-chess-contest-at-uog-starts-today

Promotion of research culture must for national development: Mashhood
Universities cannot contribute to national development without promoting research culture. The age of traditional education and professions is over now and the world is rapidly heading towards knowledge economy leaving the age of information technology behind.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=282873

Russian ambassador visits GCU
Russian Ambassador to Pakistan Alexey Yurivich Dedov Friday visited theGovernment College University Lahore and met with Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah and other academic and administrative heads.  Speaking on the occasion, Alexey Yurivich Dedov said that associating Muslims with terrorism was not a right approach.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=282874 

Schools Should not be Privatized
Rawalpindi district’s leaders of Punjab Teachers Union have put forward the demand that the decision for handing over all the government schools to private sector must be abrogated with immediate effect.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103239187&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151219

Students Should Utilize their Degrees For the Country
Governor Punjab has said that our education should be based upon knowledge. That education is futile which is not based upon knowledge. Students should utilize their knowledge and degrees for the betterment of country. He was addressing the convocation of Punjab University.
Complete Story:  http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-20&edition=LHR&id=2058110_97722972

Restructuring of Education Department
The education department has been restructured in all over Punjab. EDO system has been abolished and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s era’s directorate system has been introduced. Notification has been issued in this regard.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103239131&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151219 

Punjab Government is Determined to Promote Education
MPA of Punjab Assembly, Iftikhar Warsi has said that the Punjab government is determined to take all steps for promoting education. Government wants to improve the living standards for people of Punjab.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-12-21/page-4 

Rawalians Setup Scholarship Fund in RMC
Old students of RMC gathered in the campus to enjoy the old memories of their stay in RMC. On the occasion Dr. Neeraj Mehboob revealed that the Rawalians have setup the Scholarship fund in RMC for financing needy and talented students.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-12-21/page-5 

Enrollment Target
It was recently resolved that the targets envisaged under CM Shahbaz Sharif’s vision ‘Parho Punjab Barho Punjab’ will  be achieved till 2016 at every cost. CM said that the target of full enrollment will be achieved till 2018.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-12-21/page-14

124th Convocation of Punjab University
124th convocation of Punjab University will  be held here in Lahore today. The important feature of the convocation will be that the proceedings of the convocation will be carried out in Urdu language.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-19/page-2/detail-29 

Schools Decline to Send Regular Admission of Thousands of Students
Administrations of hundreds of boys and girls high schools of Rawalpindi have refused to send regular admission of thousands of students on account of their bad performance in internal assessment exams. They have directed those students to send private admission. Those students have decided to go for legal proceedings in this regard.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103238510&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151219 

Education Authorities Will Destroy the Education System
President of Headmasters Association Punjab, Rasheed Ahmed Bhatti has said that the establishment of education authorities will destroy the education system. They were of the view that education authorities will be politicized easily that will be detrimental for the education system.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103243188&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151221

RMC Made Important Contributions to Medicine
Federal Minister for CADD, Tariq Fazal has said that he is proud of his affiliation with Rawalpindi Medical College because it has made vital contributions to the field of medicine. He was addressing a reunion ceremony of RMC.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103242444&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151221

Imran Khan Warns Selo Tribe to Relinquish Land for Stadium of NUML University
Imran Khan has warned the Selo ethnic group of Mianwali to relinquish land for the construction of stadium of NUML University. If government will use force to get the land vacated then they will not even get good compensation for their land.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-21/page-1/detail-11 

Tribute to APS Martyrs
Govt. Postgraduate College for Women Shadbagh organized a function regarding Ideology of Pakistan and paid tribute to the APS martyrs.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-21/page-9/detail-17 

Christmas Party in LCWU
A Christmas party was arranged in Lahore College for Women University in the honor of Christian staff members. An additional leave was also announced for the Christian staff for Christmas.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-20/page-6/detail-12

PU Students Get Positions in Literary Festivals
Students of PU got extra ordinary positions in Literary festivals held by National Accountability Bureau.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2013-12-19&edition=LHR&id=781839_18150418


Below 12 years eligible for 9th class

The Lahore High Court yesterday provisionally allowed admission in 9th class to the children below the age of 12, with directions to the Punjab Chief Secretary to develop new admission policy for the school children.

Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-18/page-13/detail-6





35 years delay in school building

Expressing fears that a precious plot meant for a school in Model Town will fall into the hands of land grabbers, the locals have called upon the chief minister and the district government to transfer land to the district education department so that school can be built on the land lying vacant since 1980.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1227110/35-years-delay-in-school-building


1,8622 Children in brick kilns enrolled in schools: minister

The Punjab government has completed a detailed survey of brick kilns in Punjab. There are 6,600 total brick kilns in Punjab and 23,000 children reside in these kilns. Out of 23,000 children, 18,622 have been successfully enrolled in schools for education.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/12/17/city/lahore/18622-children-in-brick-kilns-enrolled-in-schools-minister/


Extension in Last Date of Sending Matriculation Exams Forms

BISE Rawalpindi and all other boards of Punjab have extended the last date for submission of admission forms and fees for Matriculation Exams to 29th December with single fees and to 4th January with double fees.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103237130&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151218


Terrorism will be Defeated Through Education

All the schools under Dar e Arqam Pakistan held prayers ceremonies for APS Martyrs. Chief Executive of Dar e Arqam Shoools, Syed Waqas Jafferi said that terrorism would be fought and defeated through education only.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-18/page-12/detail-8


Delay in Promotions of Lecturers

Promotion cases of over 200 lecturers, assistant professors and associate professors have been lurking for the past two years. They could not get promotions because of political pressure. The affected teachers have decided to go for legal battle against the department.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-18&edition=ISL&id=2051918_73259125


Education Without Quality is Wastage of Time and Resources

Punjab’s minister for education, Rana Mashood Khan has said that education without quality is nothing but wastage of time and resources. He was addressing a seminar conducted by education promoting organization ‘Aiteqaan’.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-18/page-2/detail-19


New Experiments are Destroying Schools

Presidents of Punjab Teachers Union, Syed Sajaad Akbar Kazmi and other leaders of PTA have said that new experiments in education sector are virtually destroying the schools. Introduction of English medium curriculum has also raised many issues.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-18&edition=LHR&id=2052521_64288893


Management Pilot Project of City Traffic Police

CTP has initiated a Pilot Management Project with support of Canadian Technology Project for maintain smooth flow of transport during construction process of orange line project. College students will join CTP as internees and will help the department in regulating the traffic flow.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-18&edition=LHR&id=2053241_43110732


Property Issues for Government School

Govt. Boys Primary School Tanveer ul Islam is situated in a rented building. The owner of that building attacked the school administration for getting the building vacated. He broke the furniture and intimidated female teachers and students.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-18&edition=ISL&id=2051923_21890203


KEMUE’S Scientific symposium inaugurated

Punjab Governor Malik Rafeeq Rajwana has inaugurated the 35th Annual Scientific Symposium 2015, organised by King Edward Medical University (KEMU) on Thursday. The Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) in his inauguration speech and said that medical professionals from KEMU have brought a great name to the country.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-18/page-14/detail-7



12th Convocation: Bahria University confers degrees on 778 students
Bahria University Karachi held its 12th Convocation on Sunday at its Karachi campus. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah was the chief guest, where he conferred degrees on the students of PhD, postgraduate and undergraduate programmes.
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-21/page-2/detail-0

AKU holds 20th PGME graduation ceremony
Dr Attaur Rehman has termed knowledge the single most important factor for socio-economic development saying science and technology are great equalisers. Addressing a gathering as the chief guest at the 20th postgraduate medical education graduation ceremony at the Aga Khan University, Network of Academies of Science in Countries of the Organization of Islamic Conference (NASIC) President Dr Attaur Rehman said, "The real challenge is to set up world class centres of excellence so that we may cater to our national needs."
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-21/page-15/detail-2 

Entry test at Nawabshah Varsity
A total of 722 candidates appeared in the test for admission in various disciplines at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University (SBBU), Nawabshah, for session 2016. According to a press release, the test was held at the University here on Sunday for admission in BA, BSc, BBA, MA, MS, MSc, MBA, and Mphilin the departments of English, information technology for morning and evening programmes.
Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=21_12_2015_117_004

SALU opens two more campuses in interior sindh
Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur has opened two more campuses in the interior of Sindh to provide education facilities to the students close to their homes. According to details, a ceremony was held at Shahdad Kot where the deputy commissioner Qambar-Shahdadakot Capt. (Retd) Anwer Haider handed over the B.Sc block of Government Degree College consisting 10 halls and an abandonedhostel block and four rooms adjacent to college premises of SALU Khairpur.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=283141 

Schools in Sindh asked to beef up security
The Sindh government Education and Literacy Department has issued a letter for taking security measures in all educational institutions of the province to overcome persisting threats to educational institutions.
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-19/page-2/detail-6

Stanford’s teacher delivers lecture at HU
The Office for Global Engagement at Habib University hosted a lecture by Stanford University d.school – Institute of Design Executive Director Sarah Stein at its campus in the city. The topic of the lecture was ‘Learning as a Designed Experience – Design Thinking at the Stanford d.school.’
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-19/page-15/detail-3 

Primary school children  enrolment drop to 9% 
Enrolment of children at the primary level in Karachi’s government schools is less than nine per cent, a survey by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has revealed.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1012522/grim-outlook-primary-schoolchildren-enrolment-drops-to-9/

Four well educated men held on terrorism charge
Four well-educated people, including one who had studied at two American universities and was running his own educational institution, have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the Safoora carnage and other terrorist attacks, according to a senior police officer.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1227381/four-well-educated-men-held-on-terrorism-charge

TCF school at HUBCO goes solar
As per the recent statistics published by the United Nations Development Programme, 1.4 billion people worldwide do not have access to electricity and another one billion have an unreliable electricity network.
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-20/page-15/detail-2

KU extends deadline for admissions
University of Karachi (KU) Admissions Acting Director Admissions Professor Dr Shakeel Ahmed Khan has notified that the date of submission of admission form and fees of test-based admissions in pharmacy (morning and evening) and masters programme (morning) has been extended.
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-20/page-15/detail-7

Students lose patience when CM fails to reach convocation on time
Students, faculty and guests at the first convocation of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SBBMU), Larkana, lost their patience when the chief guest and Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah (CM) failed to reach the event on time on Saturday.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1012978/students-lose-patience-when-cm-fails-to-reach-convocation-on-time/

200, schools, dispensaries in Sindh are non-functional
At a workshop titled ‘Understanding Sindh Budget’, Hisaar Foundation CEO Dr Sono Khangharani said that he collected data of as many as 2,700 school and dispensaries across Sindh.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1012976/sorry-state-of-affairs-2700-schools-dispensaries-in-sindh-are-non-functional/ 

Convocation of Bahria University
12 convocation of Bahria Unversity was held on Sunday. Admiral Zakaullah was the chief guest of the occasion. 778 graduates were awarded degrees. 17 students were awarded gold medals and 11 were awarded silver medal for outstanding performance.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-21&edition=KCH&id=2059283_86401766 

Admissions in Karachi University
Admissions in PGD program of Statistics Department of Karachi University will start from today.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-21&edition=KCH&id=2059276_38255339

Sindh Education Employees Protest
Sindh Education Employees Alliance held staged a hunger strike in front of Karachi Press Club for raising voice for their demands. They said that they were given positive assurances on 25 November but nothing has been done as yet for the fulfillment of their demands.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-21&edition=KCH&id=2059275_33270632

Education Department Mired in Transfer and Posting Issues
This year, the administrative machinery of Education Department remained mired in issues of transfers and postings. Heads of important academic institutes were continually altered. This rendered much loss to academic process of the institutes.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2013-12-19&edition=KCH&id=783032_58032295

Education is the Basic Right of Human Being
Administrator Karachi, Rauf Akhter Farooqi has said that education is the basic right of every human being. He was addressing White Coat Ceremony of Liaqat Medical College at the start of new academic session.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2013-12-19&edition=KCH&id=783037_92688458

Distribution of Certificates in Habib University
Youth Affairs Department and Habib University Foundation conducted a capacity building project called Inspire. Yesterday, certificates were distributed amongst those who attended the course.
Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2013-12-19&edition=KCH&id=783040_99854174

Around 20% of LUMHS postgraduates studying without stipends

Around 20 per cent of the postgraduate students at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS), Jamshoro, are pursuing their studies without stipends.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1011880/frugal-times-around-20-of-lumhs-postgraduates-studying-without-stipends/


Group of educated youth held for working on drone technology

Presenting his analysis in ‘Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Saath’ on Tuesday, the host of the Geo News programme said the security agencies captured a group of educated youth who were working on drone technology.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/82366-Group-of-educated-youth-held-for-working-on-drone-technology


Working Committee Formed to Address Issues of Primary Teachers

A working committee has been formed by All Sindh Primary Teachers Association to address the issues of the primary teachers. The committee will have a liaison with Secretary Education and will present a charter of demand to him that would be a formal written account of the issues being faced by the primary teachers.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-12-18/page-2


Admissions in Sir Syed University

Chancellor of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology has said that the admissions in Sir Syed University are in its final stages. The admissions process will be completed till 8th January as per schedule. Academic session will start once the admissions are completed.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-18-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_16.gif


Monitoring of Education Standards

Commissioner Sukkur division expressed his dissatisfaction over low standards of education in the division. He said that the private schools teachers are giving more output than the government teachers despite getting more salaries and facilities. A pilot test program has been initiated for monitoring of academic institutes. For that purpose 250 third party monitors have been hired.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-18-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_11.gif


Curriculum Should be Modified According to Modern Needs

Participants of 8th International Urdu Conference agreed that the molding of Urdu curriculum should be done according to modern needs. Quite recently, Urdu was made a compulsory subject of B.com after 14 years.

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Hunger Strike of Teachers

Hunger strike of 313 teachers is in continuation for the last 43 days on Fort Road. The reason is they have not been getting their salaries for the last 3 years.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-18-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_04.gif


Youth Must Showcase their Talent with Confidence

A seminar was conducted in a local hotel here in Karachi for youth of Karachi by joint efforts of Youth Affairs Division of Sindh and Young Leaders Forum. The speakers advised the young participants to showcase their talents and skills with confidence.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-18-2015/karachi/pic.asp?picname=13_12.gif


The sad state of education
This is not the only depressing report about the state on education in Pakistan. The Annual Status of Education Report-ASER 2015 is, however, the latest study that underlines the malaise with more startling statistics. Notwithstanding the ruling party’s claims education remains as neglected as it was under previous administrations.
Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/12/19/comment/the-sad-state-of-education/ 

Out of School
The advisor to the Balochistan chief minister has said that 1.6 million children in the province are not attending school. Almost two-thirds of these children are female. Balochistan is far behind from the other provinces in the education sector.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/83250-Out-of-school

I Have to Teach the Children of Enemy By Rahmat Ali Raazi
The leadership of country deserves appreciation because it took the initiative of making National Action Plan, made constitutional amendment and instituted Military courts. Today, the blood of APS Martyrs is testifying that the backbone of terrorists has been broken.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103240754&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151220

Our Education System is Superficial
I can’t judge that what kind of education system do we have but I can tall with assurance that neither I have the honor of spoiling any one’s future nor I have ever received the salary for doing so. I also have not made some English medium school for producing some new jewels for country.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103238619&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151219

Practice of Writing First Kalima to Learn Arabic Rasm ul Khat
Teacher of a school in state of Virginia gave the printouts of first kalmia to practice in order to learn Arabic rasm ul khat to her students. The parents of students felt perturbed as they thought that the teacher was trying to bring their children to Islam.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-21/page-12/detail-21 

Education Crisis
A crisis that has been several decades in the making, increasing in intensity while government after successive government was allowed to evade its responsibilities, appears to be reaching a head.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1209650

Bring school-less children into schools
Despite tall claims about focus of the Federal and Provincial Governments on enrolling each and every child in school, a latest survey reveals that 20% children aged 6-16 still remain out of school. The AnnualStatus of Education Report 2015 also shows that the remaining 80% of the same age bracket who are enrolled in schools are not learning much either.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=282916 

The educated terrorist
The Safoora Goth massacre was a dark incident in our already tainted history of sectarian violence. On May 13, 2015, a bus carrying a majority of Ismaili Shias was ambushed and left some 46 Shias dead. Militant group Jundullah claimed responsibility for the atrocity and Saad Aziz, a graduate of Karachi’s prestigious IBA University, was arrested for being the mastermind.
Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-20/page-6/detail-5


Reforming our education system by Sabir Shah Hoti

The social mindset of many in our country is feudal, the legal system authoritarian, education regimented and religion open to misinterpretation. Education is considered to be the cheapest defence of a nation. Despite this, Pakistan has been very slow in making any headway on this front. 

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1012027/reforming-our-education-system-3/


Literary Festival in Lahore Arts Council By Intizar Hussain

Lahore Arts Council was decorated like a bride for the literary festival. Other fellows from Pakistan assured me that this was the very literature festival that is conducted every year. The idea of literature festival brooded in India but it was materialized in Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103236348&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151218


Education is the Only Panacea for Extremism

On the eve of first anniversary of Peshawar incident it was observed that the importance of education for fighting terrorism has been realized by all the factions and stakeholders of the society. And this concern has gained a practical perspective instead of only temporary pledges.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-18-2015/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=08_01.gif


16 December Declared ‘National Education Resolve Day’

While addressing at a function in Peshawar, PM Nawaz Sharif declared 16 December to be the ‘National Education Resolve Day’. He said that the sacrifice of APS children will not go waste. Terrorists will have to face the justice.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-12-18&edition=LHR&id=2053448_23440762


Punjab University – Mirror of Nation’s Hopes By Col Ikramullah

University of the Punjab has a unique honor of being the oldest and largest academic and literary hub of the country. It is also considered as a well reputed university of South Asian region.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-12-18/page-15/detail-7

Letters to editor

Downsizing education
There is no shortage of statistics around the education sector that may be regarded as ‘shameful’; but even within the ranks of the shameful, some shame more than others. The latest figure for the number of school-going children in Karachi is one such.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1012857/downsizing-education/

Peace Education
The world is suffering with challenges and issues of the culture of peace, and now to encourage international action towards Peace education. Peace education may not be defined in its entirely through enumeration of a number of subjects. It is the process of acquiring the values, knowledge, developing attitudes, skills and behaviours to live in harmony with oneself, with others, as well as natural environment.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=283054


Education Grant

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced a RS1 billion grant for Islamia College during his visit to Peshawar. He should know that thousands of other educational institutions lack basic facilities which should be provided instead of spending huge sums on one institution because of its strong historical background.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=18_12_2015_009_008


Save the BISE Sukkur

I am well known sindhi writer many books, column, essay and TV dramas are on my literary credit. As recognition of my works, I have been blessed with manifold awards by the profound organization of Pakistan.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201512/18/comments-2.php


Failing our students

Favoritism is rampant in the higher education institutes of Pakistan. It has become extremely common for teachers to reward their favourite students with better grades and percentages as compared to their class fellows. Sometimes, these teachers do not even teach a single class, but still manage to grade students based on personal interactions.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/82536-Failing-our-students

Regional Press:



Struggle for teachers’ rights will continue:  Haji Abdul Malik

Hangu: Orakzai: The President of Orakzai Agency Teachers Association, Mr. Haji Abdul Malik Orakzai praised the efforts of Senators, MNAs and Federal Government during a press conference, praising the struggle of FATA teachers during their protest sitting in Islamabad.

Complete Story:  http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?paged=3


Demand for a school building

Bannu: The residents of Barkati demanded for approval of primary school building, declaring their children had to attend school in other villages, which was difficult for them.

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/112/akhbar-e-khyber-21st-dec-2015/page/3


Message of peace can be spread through the light of education

Charsadda: A program was held in Pakistan Bait-ul-Maal School, in connection with the martyrs of APS School. The children of the school praised the sacrifices of APS students. On this occasion, the District Officer Saeedullah Jan said with the weapon of education, we can end terrorism and build peace throughout the world.

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


Public rejects construction of Girls College

Batekhela: The elected representative and public demanded from the provincial government to construct Girls College in Ex. Woolen Centre, rejecting its construction in Sholgera.

Complete Story:  http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx


Demand to start construction of schools

Peshawar: Mr. Haji Shahid Khalil, resident of surrounding area of Peshawar Landi Akhun Ahmad, demanded the government to start the construction work of Middle and High School in the area, otherwise, he would start protesting in front of Chief Minister House.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/index.aspx?Issue=NP_PEW&Page=City_Page002&Date=20151221&Pageno=2&View=1


Teachers protest in favor of demands

Swat: The SST teachers held a protest and demanded for the implementation of time scale and service structure.

Complete Story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 8


Necessary solve teacher’s problems: Dr. Haider Ali

Swat: MPA Parliamentary Affairs Committee for Anti Corruption, Dr. Haider Ali said that the government has to take revolutionary measures to solve the problems of the teachers in order to increase literacy rate of the country.
Complete Story: Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 8


Teachers Association announces support for FATA teachers

Peshawar: The Teachers Federation Pakistan has announced support for FATA teachers, condemning injustice with FATA teachers by depriving them of their up gradation which is their legal right.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/index.aspx?Issue=NP_PEW&Page=City_Page002&Date=20151220&Pageno=2&View=1


Academic Council Conference in University

Peshawar: The Fifth Academic Council Conference was held at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, agreeing on admissions in B.S, Masters, M.phil and PhD in eight different departments of education.

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


Demand for girls’ school

Chitral: The public of upper Chitral, Chonich demanded a girls’ school in the area, declaring that the girls were forced to get co-education with boys due to the non-availability of a girls’ school.

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


It is duty of state to provide peaceful and calm environment to students

Swabi:  The District Nazim of Swabi stated that it is state’s duty to provide peaceful and calm environment to students, by resolving their problems because they are the future of the nation and the state cannot afford to neglect them.

Complete Story:  http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx


New development age started with education: Dr. Arif

Swat: The Chairman, FDF, Mr. Dr. Muhammad Arif, has said that new development age was brought about through education.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 3


College students protest against Principal

Bannu: The Joint Students Mahaz, from Government Post Graduate College, held a protest demonstration in front of House of Special Assistant to the Chief Minister, demanding transfer of the Principal, alleging him of corruption.

Complete Story:  http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx


ATA continues struggle for teacher’s rights

Charsadda: ATA will continue struggle for the rights of FATA teachers.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 2


Order to deduct one day salary of Teachers

Peshawar:  The Education Officer Female the Elementary & Secondary Education Peshawar had surprise visit in the different schools & issued order for the deduction of one day salary from the salaries of 3 Head Mistress & 7 teachers, finding absent. 

Complete Story: http://dailyaaj.com.pk/epaper/epaper-detail.php?image=MTUwNzUy


Teachers demand up gradation

Charsadda: Primary school teachers demanded up-gradation from the DEO Charsadda as per government rules on immediate basis.

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


Nations can be served through education: Shahab Ali

Barra:  Mr. Shahab Ali, political agent of Khyber Agency inaugurated the reconstructed building of Government Primary School Hussain Gul Killi.

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


Condemnation of action against watchmen

Batkhela: President All Darja Chaharam Education Department Malakand, Mr. Peer Saeed Khan, condemned the action of Monitoring Cell Malakand against the watchmen during the raids on schools in morning time.

Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx


Demand for shifting of Girls College to another building

Batkhela: The residents of Bat Khela have demanded for an alternate building for Government Girls College due to threats of floods and acts of terrorism in the current locality of the building.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 2


Meeting of Physical Education teachers

Blambat: A meeting of Physical Education Teachers from the whole province was called in Peshawar on 20th December, 2015. The General Secretary, Mr. Siraj ud Din declared that provincial government pays heed to their demands.

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


Establishment of Government Degree College

Peshawar: The Provincial Development Working Party approved 12089.404 billion rupees, for 14 projects. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Hamaad Awais Agha, the Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Elementary Education Department decided that in the first phase, 200 higher secondary & government degree colleges will be established in Nowshera.

Complete Story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 2


Post of Education Officer lying vacant

Orakzai: The post of Education Officer, Education Department Orakzai has been vacant for past one month.

Complete Story: Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 5


Criticism on school funds in meeting

Dera Ismail Khan: The Schools Officers Association meeting was held under the president ship of Syed Shakeel Hussain. A large number of head masters and principals participated. The participant offered prayers for the martyrs of APS and also presented tribute to their sacrifices. They also expressed dissatisfaction over the allocation and distribution of school funds.
Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/108/akhbar-e-khyber/page/5




Need of special focus on female education

District Quetta: The delegation of Jamaat-e-Islami Women Wing Balochistan met with provincial administrator Mr. Molana Abdul Haq Hashmi and stressing the need to focus on female education.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_3.html



DEO female visits schools

District Khuzdar: The DEO female, District Khuzdar Faridah Malik Umrani visited different schools in Zehri for inspection of teacher attendance during examination.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


Ready to help educate children, says Nasrullah Zairay

District Quetta: MPA Mr. Nasrullah Zairay said during a Prize Distribution Ceremony that children are the future of nation; provision of quality education to the children of the country is the prime duty of us all. He applauded private educational institutions for imparting quality education.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-21-2015/Quetta/page7.asp


Mitha Khan Kakar says injustice with NTS position holders is unacceptable

District Quetta: Member PMLN Central council, Mr. Mitha Khan Kakar met with the student delegation of Zoab, to hear about their problems. He said that injustice with NTS position holders will not be tolerated at any cost.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-21-2015/Quetta/page7.asp


Demand to overcome teachers’ shortage

District Quetta: Chairman Educational Surveillance Committee, Mr. A.N Sabir said that shortage of teachers should be mitigated in educational institutions of Balochistan.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-21-2015/Quetta/page10.asp


Success is only possible through education: National Party

District Quetta: Leader National Party Central, Mr. Mir Kabir Ahmed said ignorance, backwardness and unemployment in Balochistan can only be eliminated through education. 
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103242170&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151221


Balochistan government will keep on helping students

District Quetta: The Advisor for Education, Mr. Razza Barech, while distributing endowment scholarships among students, said that Balochistan Government will keep on extending financial help to meritorious students for the promotion of education.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_8.html


Petition should be filed against unjust recruitments by education department: Ismail Buledi

District Kech: The Central Leader, JUI & Ex-senator Mr. Dr. Muhammad Ismail Buledi said petitions will be filed against unjust recruitments by education department.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_8.html 


Merit will not be compromised in any field: Samina Khan

District Quetta: The Chairperson of Committee for Education and Literacy and Non-formal Education Ms. Samina Khan, along with other notable persons from the education ministry, said that merit will not be compromised in any field. Provision of quality education in the province is the vision of government. An inquiry committee is investigating the irregularities in NTS recruitments and will present the final report on findings.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-20-2015/Quetta/page2.asp



Modern challenges can be faced through education: Sardar Razza Barech

District Quetta: The Advisor for Education Mr. Razza Barech said nation’s sustainability depends on education and meritocracy. These views were shared by him during a result announcement ceremony in Government Boys High School Staff College Quetta.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-20-2015/Quetta/page3.asp                               


Ghost teachers will not be tolerated: Muhammad Rafique Tareen

District Harnai: The District Education Officer, Mr. Muhammad Rafique Tareen said quality Education is the basic right of every child. Student attendance and teachers punctuality are priorities of the government. He said zero tolerance policy will be shown for absent teachers and political interference will not be accepted.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-20-2015/Quetta/page5.asp


School buildings dilapidated

District Gwadar: Mr. Abdul Aziz and Tehsil Geoni residents of Dasht said flood affected schools were dilapidated with their classrooms and boundary walls in utter ruins. School teachers also remain absent. Residents have demanded high officials to renovate and reopen the schools.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


EDO Education misuses powers

District Khuzdar: The district leader PPP Mr. Abdul Hameed Ghulamani alleged EDO Khuzdar of misuse of powers through nepotism and patronage based NTS recruitments.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


Students deprived of educational reforms

District Quetta: The Baloch Student Organization held a meeting which was chaired by Mr. Nazir Baloch. Speakers said students are deprived of educational reforms due to injustice, nepotism, favoritism and non-professionalism.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-19-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


Need to focus on educating the new generation

District Quetta: An event was arranged in Government Degree College, Kowari road Quetta, in the honor of position holders of last year of B.A/BSC examinations. The chief guest on the occasion was MPA Ms. Raheela Durani. She distributed prizes among the position holders and said, there is need to focus on the education and training of the new generation so as to make them productive citizens of the society.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-19-2015/Quetta/page3.asp


Distribution of USAID scholarship cheques

District Quetta: An event was arranged with the mutual corporation of Institute of Education & Research Balochistan University and Pakistan Reading Project USAID. The chief guest on the occasion was Vice Chancellor Balochistan University, Mr. Dr. Javeed Iqbal. The Vice Chancellor distributed scholarship cheques among the students and applauded the PRP USAID efforts for promotion of education through similar programs.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103238107&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151219


Schools violate DEO orders

District Lasbela: The orders of DEO, Tehsil Somyani-wandir have been violated by many schools, by taking 50 rupees from each student for semester exams.
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Resources will be utilized for provision of educational facilitaties: Yousif Badeni

District Quetta: Senator PPP, Mr. Haji Muhammad Yousif Badeni said that all resources will be utilized for the provision of educational facilities.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-18-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


Challenges can be faced through education: Speakers

District Quetta: The sole solution to poverty, backwardness and ignorance is education. Such views were shared by Pashtoon Khuwa Map Central Secretary Mr. Abdul Rauf and others during a prize distribution ceremony in a local school.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-18-2015/Quetta/page7.asp


Everyone has to play role in propagation of education: Mir Abdul Raheem Kurd

District Khuzdar: The Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Mr. Mir Abdul Raheem Kurd said that we as nation have to commit to development in education in order to progress and prosper. He stressed the role of teachers in propagation of education. 

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/12-18-2015/Quetta/page8.asp


Higher education delegation visits Sardar Bahdur Khan Women University

District Quetta: The delegation comprising five members from Higher Education Islamabad visited Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University and met with higher officials. They were briefed about the ongoing research and academic activities in the university.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103235895&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151218



Construction work still in pending

District Harnai: The construction work of Government Girls Degree College, Harnai, in not started which is negligence and lack of interest of Government in Education sector. Female students are facing music in getting College Education.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103236171&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151218





Police arrests a teacher

District Vehari: Vehari police have arrested a teacher, named Mohammed Zahid Ansari for sodomizing a 9 year old boy of grade 3 who had gone for tuition to the said teacher. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-21/page-02


Government seeks report on development works at schools

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Government of Punjab has told the Education Secretary to submit the report on development works at 350 Schools for which the government had issued RS.21.4 Million. 

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 09


RS.3 billion budget approved for Islamia University

District Bahawalpur: The 60th meeting of the syndicate of the Islamia University Bahawalpur was held under the Chairmanship of the VC Professor Dr. Qaisar Mushtaq and a budget worth RS.3 Billion was passed. RS.670.57 Million have been allocated for development works and appointments of one Professor, 93 Assistant Professors, and 57 Administrative Staff.   

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


NAB investigation unfair against a case

District Multan: NAB Multan region is being unfair and partial in the investigation of the case of Sub Campus Lahore Zikria University.  It has only arrested the VC and has failed to bring justice to other alleged criminals of the case.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-21/page-08


Corporal punishment of a student

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The Principal of The Dawn Public School, Easan Brah, tortured a girl for not learning her lesson and injured her gravely. The parents have appealed to the CM to take action. 

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


RPO lauds services of Commerce College Dera

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The RPO Dera Ghazi Khan, during a visit at the Commerce College Dera Khan, said that the Commerce College had done great services to the region of Dera Ghazi Khan.  The RPO also paid visit to other Examination Centers of the College. 

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


Scholarships help poor students

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Deputy Director COMSATS University, Mr. Safdar Ali, while addressing a ceremony, said that the COMSATS University was going to provide scholarships to 13 deserving students for Higher Education.

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


Contractor disappears leaving school building incomplete

District Rahim Yar Khan: The contractor entrusted with the construction of the school building of the Government Girls Primary School, Mari Sanat Ram, Khanpur; disappeared leaving it incomplete. The residents have demanded action against him.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 11


Schools and dispensaries turned into cattle farms

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The government schools and dispensaries of the district are being turned into cattle farms by the influential people of the area right under the nose of the officials of the education and health departments.  

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


Students protest against closure of sub campus of Zikria University

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The students of the sub campus of Zikria University Dera Ghazi Khan held a protest rally against the conflict between the VC and the Director of the Sub Campus which had resulted in the closure of the sub campus. Affected students chanted slogans and demanded regular opening of the Sub Campus. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-20/page-08


Lack of security in school

District Khanewal: The boundary wall of Government Primary School Chak No.131/10-R is incomplete and the parents have refused to send their kids to school; demanding the CM Punjab, the Commissioner Multan and DCO Khanewal to take immediate action for completion of the school boundary wall.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-19/page-03


Setting up District Education Authority

District Layyah: A Notification has been issued for setting up the District Education Authority, its members will include elected members and its Chief Executive will be a Grade 19 Officer.

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


Students dropping out of Government Schools

District Rahim Yar Khan: The number of students in government schools is dropping despite expenditures worth of billions of rupees on these schools by the government. 

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


Quality education cannot be ensured without teachers

District Rahim Yar Khan: Ms. Azra Nasreen, the Deputy District Education Officer, Liaquatpur, while addressing the Progress Review Committee meeting said that the quality of education cannot be improved without giving due respect and status to teachers.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-19/page-11


School without basic facilities

District Rahim Yar Khan: Government Boys Secondary School Chak No.1/P was established in 1946, but due to negligence in its repair and maintenance, currently, it does not have basic facilities

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


Privatization of schools will be resisted

District Mianchannoon: Mr. Shahid Arraeen, a Leader of the Punjab Educators Association said that it was very cruel on the part of the Punjab Government to privatize 5000 schools and to hand them over to the development and private sector. He said that this move by the Punjab Government will be resisted.

Complete Story: Daily Nayya Daur, Multan, Page No. 02


Demand for Budget Reports from Special Education Schools

District Rahim Yar Khan: Department of Special Education Punjab has asked schools for Special Education to submit Budget Demand Reports from Dec. 2015 to June, 2016, so that the budgets for these schools can be approved.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 09


2015 was a tough year for educational institutions

District Multan: The year 2015 was a tough year for educational institutions. University Officials were arrested on corruption charges; teachers were given punishments like salary deductions and withholding of promotions due to absenteeism; while several schools were privatized. The files of record were stolen from HEC Office Lahore and 42 admissions to Ph.D. were suspended for poor educational performance. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 03


Government school in rented building

District Khanewal: The Government Girls Primary School Mailsy is being run in a rented building due to the non-availability of a permanent building.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-18/page-03


School running without building

District Muzaffargarh: The building of Government Girls Primary School, Basti Samuchay Wala Union Council is in a dilapidated condition, compelling the 200 girls enrolled in the school to sit under the open sky to study. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-18/page-03


Date of submission for examination forms extended

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Dera Ghazi Khan has extended the date for submission of examination admission forms till 29th Dec.2015.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-12-18/page-08




Entry test at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto General University

District Nawabshah: Shaheed Benazir Bhutto General University, Nawabshah, held entry test for its six departments for the year 2015-16.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130343125&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151221



College employees protest over nonpayment of salary

District Naushehro Feroz: College employees from Tharu Shah held protest before Press club demanding their salary.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130343234&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151221


Protest against Secretary Education

Karachi: Sindh Education Employees Alliance continued protest against the Secretary Education on the second day demanding solution to their problems.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130343336&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151221



Teachers continue protest over nonpayment of salary

District Khairpur Mirs: 314 other cadre teachers from Kahirpur continued their strike against the suspension of their salaries since years.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-12-21/news/page2/1%20(4).htm



More than eighty schools nonfunctional

District Dadu: More than eighty schools in Taluka Mehar remain closed due to ghost teachers and carelessness of education department.

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School closure

District Ghotki: The Girls and Boys Schools of village Mahar ul Deen Kamboh are nonfunctional due to non-availability of teachers.

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Protest against teacher

District Khairpur Mirs: Mr. Noor Muhammad Malik, resident of village Nasir Malik, near jarwar, stood against the teacher, Mr. Hassan Ali Channa, alleging him of disobeying the order of Taluka Education Officer by refusing to join the school.

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Higher Secondary School building near collapse

District Sanghar: The Head Master, Government Higher Secondary School Choondko has notified that the school building may collapse at any time, declaring it unsafe. The students have left the school due to its dangerous condition.

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Substandard education to children in government schools

Karachi: According to action for School Admission Reforms, twelve thousand schools out of forty six thousand schools in Sindh Province are ghost schools. 53 percent children of the province are out of schools.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103242226&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20151221


Insan Dost Foundation shows concern over poor education in college

Hyderabad: The Chairman, Insan Dost Foundation, Mr. Naeem Noorani has shown great concern over the poor state of education in Government Boys College, Paretabad. Teachers are appointed on political patronage; there is shortage of basic facilities; even students are not willing to attend it.

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Decision of appointing Monitoring Officers in schools

Karachi: The Secretary Education, Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho has said that 220 Monitoring Officers will be appointed in the initial phase to monitor the attendance of teachers in schools.

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Shortage of basic facilities in school

District Larkana: The main Primary School of village, Syeed Pur, near Faridabad was inundated due to floods in 2010. It has not been repaired since forcing the students to study under the open sky due to the non-availability of basic facilities of furniture, washrooms and drinking water.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130342747&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151220


Teachers carry protest over nonpayment of salaries

District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre continued protest against stoppage of salaries, warning to continue it, till the release of salaries.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130342732&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151220




Primary school remains closed due to ghost teachers

District Khairpur: The Government Primary School, village Bachal Abro, has been nonfunctional over the past six years due to ghost teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130342775&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151220



Teachers protest against Secretary Education

Karachi: Hundreds of teachers from District Ghotki gathered before Press Club Karachi on the call of Sindh Education Employees Alliance against the Secretary Education and demanded his removal.

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Shortage of basic facilities in school

District Shikarpur: The students of Government Higher Secondary School Khanpur are worried due to shortage of basic facilities of sanitation and furniture.

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Most schools closed in Thari Mir Wah

District Khairpur Mirs: Most of the boys’ and girls’ schools in Thari Mirwah are closed, depriving hundreds of students of their right to primary education.
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Shah Latif University announces winter vacation

District Khairpur Mirs: Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur Mirs, has announced the schedule of winter vacation of its Shaikarpur campus. The vacation will begin from 21st December, and will continue till 3rd January, 2015.

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P.T. Alif movement enters second phase

Hyderabad: The protest movement by Primary Teachers Association against Secretary Education, has entered its second phase marked by the closure of schools. Protestors have started commuting to Karachi, to hold protests for their demands.

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Non-cadre teachers protest over nonpayment of salaries

District Ghotki: The non-cadre teachers, from Mirpur Mathelo, have been protesting before press club, over nonpayment of salaries for months in row.

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Other cadre Teachers continued protest

District Khairpur Mirs: The other cadre teachers, from district Khairpur Mirs, continued hunger strike over nonpayment of salaries. They stated that the the Chief Minister Sindh, Mr. Qaim Ali Shah had ensured them issuance of salaries, but nothing had materialized so far.

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Villagers stood against closure of school

District larkana: The residents of village, Dhani Bux Khokhar, stood against the closure of their village Primary School for the last two weeks due to the transfer of teachers.

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Girls’ school remain closed despite directives of Secretary Education

District Dadu: The Government Girls School, Drigh Bala, has been nonfunctional for the last twenty years. It could not be restored, despite the directives of the Secretary Education, Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho.

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Contractors protest against SDO Education Department

District Dadu: The contractors from Dadu protested against the corruption of SDO education and works department and demanded NAB to conduct inquiry against them.

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Protest against closure of schools

District Kambar Shahdadkot: The social, political and other personalities of Taluka Warah held protest against the closure of government schools of Union Council Mirpur, Gaaji Khuhawar, Khandu and other areas.

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290 teachers’ salaries revoked

District Matiari: 290 teachers from district Matiari, have been deprived of salaries for the last 6 months. 
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Other cadre teachers continue strike

District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre continued protest strike on suspension of salaries condemning the act of injustice by the concerned authorities.

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School building deteriorating

District Naushehro Feroz: The students of Government Primary School, village New Samtia, near Kandiaro, study under the open sky due to shortage of basic facilities of furniture and the dilapidated condition of the school building.

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Protest against Director Colleges

District Sukkur: 512 nonteaching staff of colleges held protest against Director Colleges Sukkur on his issue of final show cause notice to them.

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P.T. Alif holds protests all over Sindh against Secretary Education

Karachi/Hyderabad/Sukkur: Members of Primary Teachers Association from all over Sindh closed schools and protested against the Secretary Education, demanding for his removal.

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B.A examination commencing on 21st December

Karachi: The annual examination of B.A (Private) will be commencing on 21st December at Karachi University.

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Attempt to occupy school building

Karachi: A primary school teacher, resident of Muhalla Kheskheli, near Thano Bola Khan, tried to illegally occupy the building of Government Girls Primary School, claiming ownership of the school land.

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