Halfway there: Girls not receiving full education stipends
In theory, the education emergency in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has resulted in girls getting encouragement in the form of a Rs.2,400 annual stipend for each student. The K-P government launched various initiatives to enroll out-of-school children. To encourage girls, the government provided Rs200 per month to every girl student from Class VI to X. However, the entire amount is yet to be received by them.
Student who lost both hands rejects disability label
In March 2001, eight-year-old Abdul Malik, from Bajaur Agency, was on his way to his aunt’s house when he found a toy bomb lying on the ground. Like most children, he was curious and picked up the device. Minutes after the eight-year-old picked up the toy bomb, it went off in his hands. Abdul was rushed to the hospital. One of his eyes was badly damaged and he lost both his hands as a result of the explosion. He is currently a final-year master’s student of Urdu at University of Peshawar (UoP). Now 22, Abdul has proved disability is not synonymous with inability.
Institute to train students in health management
The Prime Institute of Public Health (PIPH) is introducing Master of Public Health program to give practical training to the students and enable them to effectively run administrative positions in health institutions. The curriculum for the one-year course has been designed in view of findings of a nationwide survey of the academic public health programmes in Pakistan, PIPH director Dr. Saeed Anwar told Dawn.
5 academicians from KP varsities guilty as charged!
An eminent international peer-reviewed journal, BMC Cell Biology, has regretted plagiarism committed by five senior academicians of five different public sector universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and retracted a paper contributed by them based on significant overlap in data with a previously published article from another international journal.
Degree College in Gambat close to completion
A new building for a degree college for boys in Gambat, Kohat is in the final stages of completion. At least 97% of the work has been completed, read the press release.
Security personnel in schools
The President of Women Department of World Human Rights Observer Haripur, Pakistan raised voice for the permanent contracts of the security personnel of schools.
College students block road to demand electricity
Students of the Boys Degree College, Gumbat, blocked the Kohat-Rawalpindi road for over an hour on Friday to protest against stoppage of work on electricity provision to the college. The college is still without electricity though classes started in 2014.
Jahanzeb College students protest against Swat varsity
Students of the Jahanzeb Postgraduate College, Saidu Sharif, staged rally on Saturday against the occupation of its IT block and girls hostel by the University of Swat (UoS). The protesters said that six years ago the two buildings of the Jahanzeb college were handed over to the university for five years under an agreement. That agreement had already expired and the UoS was not returning the buildings to the college.
Release of detained student sought
The activists of Islami Jamiat-i-Talaba (IJT), Khyber Agency, on Friday, staged protest to press the political administration to ensure early release of a detained student. The protesting students were of the opinion that the political administration has taken Abdur Razzaq, a 3rd year student, into custody without having any charges against him.
Member of higher education watchdog remanded in judicial custody
The accountability court, on Saturday, remanded into judicial custody Professor Mohammad Ayub, a medical expert with the Higher Education Regulatory Authority, on the charge of facilitating the functioning of an illegal medical college.
Former Ayub Medical College Principal nabbed over corruption charges
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday arrested former principal of Ayub Medical College Dr. Muhammad Ayub over corruption charges. According to the NAB, Dr. Ayub was allegedly involved in embezzlement of funds Rs. 5.5 million.
Christians protest arrest of VC AWKU
Christians staged protest outside the Mardan Press Club on Saturday, condemning the arrest of Abdul Wali Khan University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Ihsan Ali by the NAB KP. Led by Jan, Kamal Masih, Dr Azeem and other members of Northern Dioceses Mardan Church of Pakistan, the protesters chanted slogans in support of the arrested vice-chancellor.
Hoti demands immediate release of AWKUM VC
Former Chief Minister and Awami National Party Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Ameer Haider Khan Hoti, have demanded the immediate release of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM) Vice Chancellor Dr Ihsan Ali.
The poor condition of school
Representatives of Balochistan National Party said that the total enrolment in Government Primary School Dhadar is 500 but the school building is in a deplorable condition, forcing the students to take their lectures out in the scorching sun. They also urged the government to take the highlighted problem into consideration.
Faculty for Khuzdar Medical College
Chief Minister visited Khuzdar Medical College and approved the construction of roads. He instructed for the appointment of required faculty at Khuzdar Medical College to be done as soon as possible.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-21-2015/quetta/page1.asp
50% promotions quota should be ensured
Government Teachers Association District Noshki and Chaman said that the government should implement the 50% promotion quota. The issue, however, remains unresolved.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-21-2015/quetta/page7.asp
VC introduces reforms to up academic standard
Vice Chancellor of AJ&K University Prof. Dr. Khawaja Farooq Ahmed, on Sunday, briefed the journalists about the steps which he has currently taken for the betterment and welfare of the varsity. He also briefed about the future strategies of the university.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=273597
Ghost teachers in FATA
Almost 700 ghost teachers in FATA have been receiving salaries for the last 7 years without attending school.
PM bars the raise in private schools fee for 2015
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has forbidden a raise in the private schools fee for the year 2015. He has directed the Ministry of Education and Capital Administration & Development Division (CADD) to implement this decision during 2015 in letter and spirit. It has been announced by the PM House on late Sunday evening.
Action Committee, signature campaign to build pressure on private schools
Parents with children in private schools announced on Sunday the formation of an action committee and a door-to-door campaign to collect signatures from across Islamabad in order to build pressure on the government to implement the 2013 Islamabad Capital Territory Private Educational Institutions (Registration and Regulation) Act in letter and spirit.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=273536
School fee hike: Parents reject 10% increase
The Private Schools Parents Association has rejected the 10 per cent increase in fee as agreed by owners of private educational institutes in a recent meeting with government representatives. The association members demanded that the fee be frozen at the level of 2013, while addressing a press conference at the National Press Club here on Sunday.
FDE asks daily-wagers for verified degrees
The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has directed daily-wage teachers of the capital city’s government schools to produce verified academic credentials. Issuance of these directions is part of the ongoing process of regularising services of FDE daily wagers, including teachers.
Students of H-8 College face transport problem
The Islamabad Model Postgraduate College in Sector H-8 is the oldest and biggest college in the capital, but getting transport facility is a herculean task in this college because of its insufficient transport facility that does not meet the demand of increasing number of students.
Another notice: HEC warns unauthorized institutes of legal action
After years of notices and warnings, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Sunday announced to initiate legal action against universities and campuses functioning without the HEC approval. The commission gave out a half-page advertisement in various dailies on Sunday warning of “stern legal action against non-compliers”.
AIOU announces to waive off fee for martyrs’ children
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has announced to waive off fee for the children of all those who sacrificed their life during the Operation Zarb-e-Azb against terrorists and extremists. PKR 8 million has been allocated for this purpose, said the Vice Chancellor. This fee concession will also be available to the children of internally displaced persons (IDPs), for which separate financial allocation has been made.
RIS CEO bags ‘Best Educationist of the Year’ award
Roots International Schools CEO Walid Mushtaq was presented the Best Educationist of the Year Award by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar during the 28th Achievement Awards Ceremony of Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) at Jinnah Convention Centre.
RCCI award for RSS CEO
Khadija Mushtaq, an educationist by profession and CEO of Roots Ivy International Schools, was awarded ‘The Best Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2015’ award at the 28th Annual Achievement Awards, at Jinnah Convention Centre, Islamabad, by Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar.
Probe into high fee structure
Some elite private schools have refused to provide information to the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) after it launched an inquiry into parents’ complaints against increased fees. “The CCP has sought detailed information from 123 schools of the last one month out of which 12 renowned chains of elite schools are not providing the required information and making deliberate effort to cause delay in the findings of the ongoing inquiry,” official sources in the Finance Division confirmed to The News on Friday.
Schools and education managers agree on 10pc fee hike
The private schools and education managers have agreed on 10 percent fee hike; however, the parents do not seem to be satisfied with the consensus. The final approval rests with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and a summary proposing an increase of 10 percent in fee of private schools has been sent to him.
Parents reject 10% increase
The Private Schools Parents Association has rejected the 10 per cent increase in fee as agreed by owners of private educational institutes in a recent meeting with government representatives.
Government working towards achieving educational goals: Baligh
Baligh-Ur-Rehman addressed the seminar on ‘developing National Action Plan towards achieving 90% literacy rate as envisaged in vision 2025’, along with the Federal Minister for Planning Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal here on Friday. He said that we should not set unrealistic goals as we have to keep in view other constraints as well. According to article 25-A, it’s our collective responsibility to educate each and every child in the country.
‘Lack of coordination led to lapse in foreign scholarships’
A Senate special committee stated that the lack of coordination between government departments was a significant cause for lapse in foreign scholarships for Pakistani students. The Senate Chairman formed an eight-member special committee to deliberate over the issue and submit a report in two months.
Expo connects US universities with local students
Hundreds of students on Sunday attended a “Back to School” fair in Islamabad, organised by the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP). Pakistani students interested in studying in the United States met alumni from more than 50 US colleges and universities, who talked about their own experiences.
SLS students excel in National Art Competition
Over a dozen young artists from Sadeeqa's Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School were invited to receive certificates and prizes at the opening ceremony of The Little Art's 4th season of ArtBeat - National Child Art Competition & Exhibition, says a press release.
40-beggar children given admission for non-formal education in NCPC
As part of an effort to curb child beggary, 40 children belonging to area around Zia Masjid, located along Islamabad Expressway have been given admission for non-formal education in the National Child Protection Centre (NCPC).
Improving curriculum and formal teaching methods stressed
There should be a process to improve curriculum and formal teaching methods as par international standards while with a more gender sensitive budget we may be able to address vast needs of the society, recommended by renowned scholars and educationists during a discussion forum hosted by Idara-e-Talem-o-Agahi in Islamabad.
Islamabad food campaign turns to school canteens
In the second phase of anti-adulteration campaign, the capital administration has turned to canteens of private and government educational institutions, sources told Dawn. Besides, the officials have also started examining their (educational institutions) security.
AIOU starts mailing books to its students
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has started mailing books to over 700,000 students across the country for the Autumn, 2015 semester.
AIOU allocates quota for working journalists in Mass Com programmes
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has allocated special quota for working journalists for admission in Mass-Com programmes at M.Phil and Ph.D level. This was stated by the Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Shahid Siddiqui while addressing a media-dialogue session held here Friday at the university’s main campus.
RSS holds orientation workshop on cyber-security awareness
Two successive sessions for the course orientation workshop of ‘Cyber-Security Awareness and RISK-Mitigation Essentials’ course (CARE 4 Students) held at Roots Garden School, Harley Street and Roots School System (RSS), DHA Phase 1 Flagship campus by the Department of Fee and IT in collaboration with RISE, says a press release.
Legal workshop held at TMUC
Students organised a legal workshop at The Millennium University College (TMUC), Sector H-11/4, says a press release. The workshop was an interactive session between students, faculty and members of the legal fraternity on various areas of criminal law.
PMDC to conduct registration exam today
The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) is conducting the registration examination of Pakistanis who graduated from foreign medical/dental colleges today (Saturday) at Comsats, Islamabad.
Status of education: teachers not to blame for poor system, report says
A seminar held on Sunday to celebrate International Literacy Day was organised by the Kafka Welfare Organisation and Alif Ailaan at the Human Rights Commission Pakistan, Lahore. Salman Abid of the Strengthening Participatory Organisation, Abdul Sami Khan of the Society for Advancement of Education (SAHE), and Punjab Teacher Unions president Syed Sajjad Kazmi spoke at the event.
Punjab bars schools from raising fees
The Punjab government has issued an ordinance that bars private schools from raising their fees during an academic year unless they justify the hike to a ‘registering authority’ three months in advance. The provincial law & parliamentary affairs department forwarded the Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Promotions & Regulations) (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 to Governor Rafique Rajwana for approval.
The correction of school database
Punjab Education Foundation started a correction program of students’ computerized database in 11 districts. The training for this program has been completed.
An enrolment campaign for the children of brick kiln workers has been started in Lahore. 3190 children of district Lahore will be covered in next phase of this campaign.
Knowledge Park worth Rs. 21b on the cards for Lahore
Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Saturday that the establishment of Knowledge Park of international standard in Lahore will play an important role in promotion of science, information technology, education and research.
CTIs will not be recruited
Government of Punjab has decided to not recruit CTIs for the arts subjects to be taught in colleges. Arts subjects in colleges would be taught by non-regular teachers.
IUB delays admissions to evening programmes
The Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) has discontinued admissions to about 45 evening degree programmes and courses in the current academic session, causing resentment among hundreds of admission seekers, consisting mostly of those doing jobs. The evening programmes were launched several years ago to facilitate the students who could not take admissions to the morning classes for various reasons, including age restrictions and jobs.
Result tampering tarnishes university’s image
An Assistant Professor and Controller Examinations of the Lahore College for Women University have been found tampering marks of some students of BS Honors Economics. A probe committee has recommended “appropriate action against the culprits”. The marks increasing incident to pass some special students and the probe body report have made the entire evaluation and degree awarding status of the famous public sector university a dubious one.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-21/page-13/detail-6
Nepotism eliminated, only merit prevails in PU, says VC
The introduction of a uniform merit-based admission policy, transparent selection of teaching and non-teaching staff has resulted in the elimination of nepotism and favoritism from University of the Punjab (PU), said Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Mujahid Kamran in an interview on Sunday.
PEF to set up early childhood education rooms
A meeting of the Programme Committee of Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) on Friday accorded an approval to the project of setting up of Early Childhood Education (ECE) rooms in its selected partner schools in Punjab. The meeting was chaired by PEF Board Member Dr. Amjad Saqib while PEF officials and other members of the committee attended the meeting. The committee reviewed in detail different aspects of educational interventions of the foundation.
Special funds for special education
Provincial Minister for Special Education Asif Saeed Minhas has said that Rs64 million have been allocated for the establishment of 13 government special education canters while Rs195 million have been allocated for the up-gradation of government special education high school to higher secondary.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-09-19/page-14/detail-6
Private schools face up to Rs4m fine for violating law
In the wake of growing concern among general public over unbridled working of private sector schools, the Punjab government has amended the Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Promotion and Regulation) Ordinance 1984. Under the amended law, heavy fine i.e. up to PKR 4 million can be imposed on a private school for violating the law while in future any increase in fee will be made in consultation with the government.
High court moved on private school fees issue
The Lahore High Court has been approached for the cancellation of registration of private schools receiving exaggerated fees and for setting a fee structure for schools. He also questioned the efficiency of Competition Commission of Pakistan in controlling the fee structure of private schools.
Public education: Study finds negligence in fund dispersal, allocations
According to a recent survey, only 43 per cent of government schools in the country house toilet facilities for students, female dropout rates are increasing between class one and five, and half all schools have only one or two teachers for all classes. These are some of the disturbing findings in government schools brought to light in a survey report titled ‘Do Schools Get Money?’ published by the Pakistan Coalition for Education (PCE), in collaboration with Oxfam.
School roof collapse; 10 students injured
Ten Students got injured due to the collapse of major chunks of the school roof of Government Primary School village Ghanwar Malak, near Khanpur Mahar, District Ghotki. The school management has been reluctant to take any notice of the issue.
P.T Alif started movement against TEO Dhabeji
The members of Primary Teachers Association Sakri have started a movement against Taluka Education Officer Dhabeji. They have alleged that the Taluka Education Officer does not abide by the law in matters of education governance.
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Primary school building in a sorry state
The building of Government Primary School village Allahyar Siyal near Pad Eden is in a deplorable condition and is a threat to students’ safety. The school also lacks furniture and other basic facilities.
Hunger strike against Taluka Education Officer
The P.T.Alif members from Khairpur organized hunger strike against Taluka Education Officer Kingri in the wake of his alleged injustice in his dealings with the concerned members. They have demanded the Education Minister, Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, to take notice of the issue and to dismiss him.
Task force formed to upgrade Sindh Education up to 70%
Sindh Education Department has formed a task force to upgrade Sindh education up to 70% percent within a time frame of four years.
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Asu Bai would represent Sindh education in America
Ms. Asu Bai, a Sindhi girl striving for Sindh education, has been nominated as a representative for making the case of Sindh education before US President Barack Obama and other government officials in USA.
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JSSF protested against closure of schools in District Badin
JSSF members from Badin protested against the closure of hundreds of schools in different areas of District Badin. They urged the education department and Chief Minister Sindh for the timely restoration of closed schools and demanded Sindhi language to be taught at all public schools.
Self-assessment test conducted
A self-assessment test of the students of Comprehensive High School was conducted by the Global Testing Service, the purpose of which was to gauge students’ ability to get successfully admitted to universities.
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Inter Pre-Engineering male candidates merit list declared
The government colleges in Karachi have released the admission list of inter pre-engineering male candidates.
Prime Minister directed private schools for pervious fees structure
The Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has instructed all private schools to withdraw increase in school fees and has directed them to continue their former fees structure. He has also directed Ministry of Education to effectively regulate private schools and monitor their fees structure.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Front Page
Violation of merit in Sindh University
The deserving officers have been deprived of their right by Sindh University’s management that has appointed teachers and professors on management posts. More than 12 on-duty and retired teachers have been deputed on management posts. The deserving officers have demanded for the removal of teachers from management posts.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Front Page
New Vice Chancellor could not be appointed in DOW University
New Vice Chancellor for DOW University of Health and Sciences could not be appointed. Despite three sittings of the Search Committee of Chief Minister Sindh, Mr. Qaim Ali Shah, no appointment was made.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Front Page
Girls Primary School Nao Kot needs repair
The building of Government Girls Primary School Nao Kot is dilapidated and needs urgent repair. Despite several complaints lodged by the students, no action has been taken in this regard by the concerned authorities.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 3
High school building in ruins
The building of Government High School village Salih Bhambhro is in ruins and is a potential threat to the lives of the students.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Page No. 3