21st July 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Bogus admission merit list

Students protested against the Islamia College Peshawar for changing the current merit list of the students.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103640127&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160720

Tribute paid to Abdul Sattar Edhi at UOP

A glowing tribute was paid to the late Abdul Sattar Edhi for his extraordinary humanitarian work and welfare efforts at the University of Peshawar here on Wednesday. Known Pashto writer Dr Salma Shaheen said that people like Abdul Sattar Edhi were born once in a millennium. "Abdul Sattar Edhi learned the practice of charity from his mother who used to give him two coins, one for him and the second to donate to the poor," she narrated Edhi's words. The event was organized by "The Society" at Peshawar University Teaching Association (PUTA) hall, University Of Peshawar.


Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/21-Jul-16/tribute-paid-to-abdul-sattar-edhi-at-uop




Denial of education in Balochistan - Criminal negligence


A staggering 75 percent of girls aged between five and 16 are not going to school in Balochistan. This statistic provided by Alif Ailaan an NGO. This should make us very angry. The boys aren’t getting it any better either with some 65 percent in the same age group left out of school too.


Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1138020/denial-education-balochistan-criminal-negligence/




UNICEF says more than 5.6m out-of-school children of primary school age present in the country


Pakistan is unlikely to meet the targets of sustainable development goals set for 2030 to provide education for all  with the current allocation of spending 2 percent of its GDP on education, the annual report of UNICEF says. The annual report of United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) launched last month which highlighted that Pakistan has more than 5.6 million out-of-school children of primary school age. The government of Pakistan reports spending about 2 percent of GDP on education.


Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/136370-Unicef-says-more-than-56m-out-of-school-children-of-primary-school-age-present-in-the-country


First batch of 300 students to participate


The excitement was writ large on the faces of the first batch of 300 students selected from public schools to participate in Science Talent Farming Scheme (STFS) as they listened to the speeches made by the federal ministers encouraging them to have high aims and work hard for the progress of Pakistan.


Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/136389-First-batch-of-300-students-to-participate



Policy on non-formal education demanded


National Commission for Human Development chairperson Senator Razina Alam Khan has stressed the need to devise the ‘national policy on non-formal education and adult literacy’ and formation of the inter-provincial forum to provide guidance to achieve the Vision 2025 target of literacy and people’s empowerment through skill development programmes.


Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/136395-Policy-on-non-formal-education-demanded


Model College take over the management of two FG Colleges


Under the management of federal education system, Model College has taken over the setup of two FG colleges. It closed the doors of entry and various teaching staff of these colleges according to details almost 900 students were shifted to another branch of FG College.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103642093&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160721


Distance-Learning agreement signed by AIOU to promote female literacy


Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has recently entered into a collaborative partnership with Plan International and Sanjh Preet a private NGO to promote female literacy in the backward and less-developed regions of Pakistan through a non-formal distance-learning system. An agreement in this regard was also signed here on Wednesday in the presence of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui who assured of the varsity's active participation in the government's provision of special educational facilities to drop out female students.


Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/21-Jul-16/distance-learning-agreement-signed-by-aiou-to-promote-female-literacy


Allama Iqbal Open University to open online fast track teaching center


In collaboration with Plan international Pakistan and Parbat foundation Allama Iqbal Open University is looking to start an online teaching course whose main focus would be to provide with grade 1 to 8 free education to women living in the far reached areas of the country.


Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-07-21/page-3


QAU withdraws proposal to sell land to PIDE


According to information received by Daily Times from reliable sources, the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) administration has decided to withdraw the decision of giving land to the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE). The decision was made as a strong resistance came in a referendum conducted by the varsity's Academic Staff Association (ASA) on Tuesday. According to the available results of the referendum 147 (83per cent) listed academics out of a total of 177 cast votes the proposal to giving land to the PIDE was opposed whereas only 29 (16 percent) ASA members cast votes in favor of giving the land.


Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/21-Jul-16/qau-withdraws-proposal-to-sell-land-to-pide


“Need of improvement in education system”, Zareena Alam


There are more rooms of improvement in our education system, we must introduce such courses for students that will be easy to understand and that speed up their learning process.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103642002&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160721




Minister urges students to excel in Science & Technology


The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Rawalpindi yesterday announced results of secondary school certificate (SSC) annual examination 2016. A ceremony was held at Government Postgraduate College Satellite Town to award the toppers. Provincial Minister for Labour and Manpower Raja Ashfaq Sarwar was the chief guest on the occasion while Chairman BISE Dr. Zareef, Secretary Rana Javed, controller examination, media manager Arslan Cheema, MPAs Raja Hanif Advocate Zaibun Nisa and Tehseen Fawad, ex-MPA Sardar Nasim, Chairman Green Task Force Dr. Jamal Nasir, Rahat Qudsi, position holder students and their parents and teachers were also present.


Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/editors-picks/21-Jul-2016/minister-urges-students-to-excel-in-science-tech






71 percent pass in SSC annual exam 2016


More than 71 percent students passed the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Annual Examination 2016 given by the Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE). A ceremony was held on Wednesday to distribute awards among position holders at the Alhamra Hall. School Education Minister Rana Mashhood was the chief guest at the ceremony. BISE Chairman Dr. Muhammad Nasrullah Virk was also present.


Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1146063/big-day-71-per-cent-pass-ssc-annual-exam-2016/




Students from poor and hard working families also in position holders list


Under the Lahore board of intermediate and secondary education, students of poor and hard working families are also in the list of top position holders in annual exams of Matric.


Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-21-2016/lahore/pic.asp?picname=1617.gif


Private Colleges offer different Scholarship


85% of successful students of the first year move towards admission in private colleges due to their quality of education and were given prizes and 100% scholarship. Whereas Government colleges failed to attract students and it became their last preferences.


Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103642467&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160721


Admission announced for women intermediate colleges


Admissions were announced for all intermediate women college for session 2016-18. Kinnaird college and Queens Merry college admission forms and prospectus will be available from 21 July. Admission forms for the Women’s University will be available from 22 July whereas the last date for submission is 29 July.


Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-07-21/page-9/detail-3


Examination Department of PU puts students in a fix


The students of MSc Mass Communication who had opted the course in Urdu were handed the examination question paper in English. The students faced difficulty while taking the examination. The university administration stated that the said courses are to be solved in English according to the syllabus.


Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-21&edition=LHR&id=2499314_12073275


Solidarity with Kashmir gatherings at VU Campuses


Black day was observed at all the campuses of Virtual University to show solidarity with Kashmir. Students, teachers, and other staff supported black armbands to protest against the Indian brutalities in Kashmir.


Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-21&edition=LHR&id=2499316_40594061


“Prime objective is to promote quality education”, Salman Shabeer


Our prime focus is to promote quality education by awarding shining students with millions of scholarship every year. With quality education, University also gives preference on promoting extracurricular activities said Salman Shabeer, MD of Lahore University while talking to journalists.


Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-07-21/page-12/detail-0


Maximum absorption: Industry-academia linkages stressed


Speakers have called for enhanced industry-academia linkages to provide the basis for the new talent and innovations. They were speaking at an open house and a job fair held at the Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi on Wednesday. The event was organized by the PMAS-AAUR’s University Institute of Information Technology.


Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1146133/maximum-absorption-industry-academia-linkages-stressed/


PMDC denies registration of Fatima Jinnah Medical University


Fatima Jinnah Medical University (FJMU) has received a major blow to its status, as Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) categorically denied its registration, citing non-fulfillment of legal requirements. The decision has sent a shockwave among the medics community and put the future of university at stake. Despite the lapse of one year, the Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Department has failed to include the name of FJMU in the list of PMDC in its third schedule for recognizing medical universities.


Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/21-Jul-16/pmdc-denies-registration-of-fatima-jinnah-medical-university


Educated person can end the economic instability


Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafique has said that youngsters are the future of Pakistan that can build the name of Pakistan in various fields. He further said that an educated person can remove the economic instability from the country.


Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-21-2016/lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_11.gif 




Dawood Foundation hosts Summer Camp for underprivileged children


The Dawood Foundation (TDF) has organized a fun-filled and interactive summer camp at DPS with an aim to inspire underprivileged children to pursue education for a better life. The two-week summer camp had over 100 children from various upbringings, including street children, who had been guided by the experts.


Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/21-Jul-16/dawood-foundation-hosts-summer-camp-for-underprivileged-children


Boys outshine girls in matric science examinations


Boys outshined girls and managed to clinch two positions in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) part-II science group exam, according to the results announced on Wednesday by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Sukkur.


Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1145940/annual-results-boys-outshine-girls-matric-science-examinations/



AJP kicks off education campaign


The Awami Jamhoori Party (AJP) began a 12-day education campaign across Sindh on Wednesday after what its leadership called “the failure” of the PPP government to impose an education emergency in the province. Leading the campaign  AJP President Abrar Qazi said thousands of schools remained non-functional in Sindh and over 60 million children were still out of school. He said their voices were not heard and one did not see steps on a war footing for an educational revolution in the province.


Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/136352-AJP-kicks-off-education-campaign


Students to be provided space for business at MAJU


The President of Muhammad Ali Jinnah University Professor Dr. Zubair Sheikh has stated that the students of MAJU who intend to do business would be provided with space at the campus to set up an office.


Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-21&edition=KCH&id=2499048_97622806



Examination form date announced by KU


Karachi University has announced the date for the submission of examination form for MBBS and BDS first and second professional supplementary examinations. The forms can be submitted till29th July with a fee of Rs. 9900 for MBBS and Rs. 10200 for BDS.


Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-21&edition=KCH&id=2499328_31721245


KU announces result of BA regular first year


Karachi University has announced the result of BA regular first year 2015. According to the result, 6139 students appeared in the examination. 2183 students passed the examination. The pass percentage was 35.56.


Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-21&edition=KCH&id=2499351_60262819


Internship Program for students of Jinnah Sindh Medical University


Internship program of one week is going to hold in Jinnah Sindh Medical University for students the internship program is related to community work


Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/07-21-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=08_10.gif


First phase of admission over at Jamia Binoria


The first phase of the admission process at Jamia Binoria has been completed. Entry tests were conducted for the foreign nationals. The result of the test would be declared on Thursday. The test of the national department would be held today.


Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2016-07-21&edition=KCH&id=2499053_80934945




Not guns, FATA needs schools and colleges


In the war on terror, tribal people left their homes and sacrificed their life, wealth, and everything for the sake of their country. However, the tribal people are still suffering from issues like poverty, illiteracy, lack of proper health facilities and others necessities of life. There is not a single university and medical college in the whole of FATA, and the literacy rate is decreasing day by day. According to the latest report, the literacy rate in FATA is 37 percent for boys and 11 percent for females, which is very low as compared to the literacy rate of the rest of Pakistan.

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Private schools play major role in development of education: Ayub Khan

Peshawar: Besides government schools in Peshawar the private schools are also playing the main role in Education sector, where future of Pakistan is trained and educated. The views were expressed by Peshawar Science College Director Ayub Khan. He said that Peshawar Science College has made an agreement with Germany on Project UNDP due to which the College will charge only 1200/- Rupees from students as monthly Fees and this has occurred in Peshawar for the very first time.

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

Edwards College students protest in favor of their demands

Peshawar: The Students of Edward College Protested in favor of their demands against the annual system and demanded from Provincial Government to change the Peshawar University Rules, which is wasting precious future of students. They said that Peshawar University has started a semester system for their students but in private colleges, they have just introduced the annual system.

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

Meeting regarding school security  

Attock: An Important meeting was held regarding the Schools’ Security, which was lead by DCO Rana Akbar Hayat who said that after schools will reopen and very short time is left to ensure Schools’ security. He said that all school before reopening ensure their security  according to SOP issued by Government  as any mistake which emerges security issue will not be tolerated. He said that he will visit schools soon to examine security arrangement of schools and schools having poor security measures will be punished strictly.

Complete Story:  http://naibaat.com.pk/Pre/peshawar/Page05.aspx

79th Scholarship Committee of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan meeting held

Mardan: 79th Scholarship Committee of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan meeting was held under the guidance of Vice Chancellor Dr. Ishan Ali. Dean of Arts, Dean of Science, Director PND, Assistant Director and many others were also there in the meeting. The University has given 97 faculty Members scholarships in the foreign country and 68 faculty members scholarships within the country.Ph.D. scholarships will be given to 7 faculty members and for that purpose, names have finalized in his meeting for the next session board meeting.

Complete Story:  Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.5

Educated youngsters are the greatest asset of nation

Bannu:  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister for LG&RD InayatUllah Khan said that total population of the country is almost 182.1 million and almost half population is of the young generation. If all youth is educated then they will change the fate of the country and will make it prosperous and successful so they are the greatest asset of the nation. He expressed these views in the oath ceremony of JI Youth. He further said that youth has the ability to solve people problems so they should participate with full zeal in welfare work.

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.3


More than 37000 children are getting education in community schools: BEF

District Quetta: The Balochistan Education Foundation stated in a press release that more than 37000 children are enrolled & getting an education in community schools of BEF. BEF has established 633 schools in 32 districts of the province among which 44% ratio is of girl students which are appreciatable. BEF among 633 schools constructed 218 school building & provided solar panels and other basic necessities. The project BEF has been awarded 2nd best projects in Asia. 

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

School bus should be provided: Abdul Jalil

District Lasbela: School bus should be provided to Government Model High School due to unavailability of school shuttle children of far-flung areas are facing transportation hurdles. Mr. Abdul Jalil demanded from concerned authorities to provide a school bus for facilitation of children.

Complete Story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No. 3

Balochistan is suffering backwardness due to poor policies: Education expert

District Qalat: The Education expert Retired Assistant Director Mr. Muhammad Akbar Shahani said Balochistan is suffering backwardness due to poor Educational policies of Government. Due to continuous change in Educational policies, Balochistan is sinking in the swamp. He said for Educational development in Balochistan Government has to adopt firm modern science and technological policies in Education sector.

Complete Story: Daily Azadi Quetta, Page No. 2

Development & prosperity is impossible without focusing over Education: DC Zoab

District Zhob: The Deputy Commissioner Zhob said negligence will not be tolerated in Education sector. Development & prosperity is impossible without focusing on education. Honest and dutiful teachers will be supported and applauded. He added modern era challenges can only be faced through advanced and technology based Education. The government is the expensing giant amount in Education sector for betterment and excellence. Ghost/absent teachers will not be tolerated at any cost; teachers performance and attendance will be monitored through sudden inspections.

Complete Story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No. 6

Educational propagation & developmental efforts will keep continuing in Gadani: Abdul Hameed Baloch

District Lasbela: The Ex-senator & chairman municipal committee Gadani Mr. Abdul Hameed Baloch said modern Education of computer science and skill development is the need of time. Meeting with the youth group he said focusing on Education especially in computer science will lead towards success. He said facilities will be provided to students. Educational propagation & developmental efforts will keep continuing in Gadani

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


8 Education Boards of Punjab declare annual result of matric 2016

District Multan: All Education Boards of Punjab BISE Lahore, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan and Bahawalpur have declared the annual result of Matric.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-07-21/page-1    

Several boys schools show poor result

District Multan: Most of the Government Boys Schools of District Multan have shown the poor result in Metric Examination, whereas Government Girls Schools of Multan has shown better.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-07-21/page-8     

Corruption unearthed in construction of class rooms

District Rajanpur: The civil society members had appealed to the DCO, Rajanpur, and Commissioner Rajanpur to take action against the contractors and other responsible persons for doing huge corruption by using substandard bricks and other construction material for the construction of classrooms of Government High School Basti Cheena, but could not respond their request. They have reminded that if the action will not be taken building any time can collapse.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Page No. 10 

Poor material used in construction of Girl Degree College

District Dera Ghazi Khan: A Local and civil community members protested and said that corruption was unearthed during construction of Degree College Wahwa and was reported to relevant authorities, but no action was taken. They have demanded to District Coordination Officer, Dera to take action against the contractor.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 7

Announcement of 9th class result

District Multan:  All Education Boards of Province Punjab will declare the 9th Class results on 20th August 2016, whereas Supplementary result of Metric 2016 will be announced on 10th September 2016.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 8 

EDO Education calls for meeting

District Multan: The Executive District Officer, Multan has called a meeting of Education Officials of Higher Schools of District Multan on 22 July 2016 at Girls Muslim High School Qalma Chowk Multan.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-07-21/page-08   


JSSF organizes hunger strike for restoration of 350 closed schools

District Thatta: The members of Jeay Sindh Students Federation stood against the closure of 350 schools in the District, to resolve basic problems of Students and teaching of Sindhi Language in Private Schools.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130415560&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160721


Daily Awami Awaz, Page No. 2

Daily Ibrat, Page No. 8

NRSP, Alif Ailaan, and RSPN organize meeting of elected members

District Thatta: A meeting of elected members was organized by NRSP, Alif Ailaan, and RSPN in Gharo, where Chairmen of Union Councils and Town Committees, along with District Officer Education Mr. Nazir Ahmed Chandio were present. It was focused that 350 Schools, out of 1515, are dysfunctional due to deteriorating the condition of buildings.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130415536&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160721


Teachers protest over nonpayment of salary

District Larkana: The NTS pass Teachers from Taluka Ratodero protested against nonpayment of salary, for past 16 months.

Complete Story: Daily Awami Awaz, Page No. 5

Sukkur Board announces metric Result

District Sukkur: The Education Board has announced the result of Metric Examination; students from District Khairpur Mirs and Ghotki topped in the result.

Complete Story: Daily Awami Awaz Page No. 8