‘Invention to Innovation’ Summit concludes at UET Peshawar
Vice Chancellor University Engineering and technology, Peshawar Prof. Dr Iftikhar Hussain has said that UET Peshawar is ready to play a leading role and expand the research profile of province in collaboration with public and private sector universities.
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Security alert disturbs school, prayer timings in Landi Kotal
Friday prayers in all mosques were offered ahead of their scheduled time, and educational institutions were closed prior to their actual timings, after the local administration issued an alert about possible suicide attacks on mosques and educational institutions in Landi Kotal on Friday.
Student injured in BKU attack wants treatment abroad
A wounded student of Bacha Khan University (BKU) from Charsadda terrorist attack is demanding provincial and federal governments arrange for his medical treatment abroad, after the Pakistani doctors termed the injuries chronic and incurable.
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College teacher, cousin shot dead in Charsadda
A college teacher and his cousin were killed while two others, including an attacker, suffered injuries when their rivals sneaked into the victims` house and open fired on the night between Friday and Saturday.
Teachers occupying administrative posts in uop in violation of law
Several professors and associate professors of the University of Peshawar (UoP) have been working on important administrative posts since long in violation of law, according to sources. `It is a violation of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Universities (Amendment) Act 2012 that teachers are serving as administrators,` the sources said, adding that the ultimate sufferers of this practice were the students as prominent academicians had been occupying the administrative posts.
Education Department’s management cadre seeks promotions
Management cadre officers in the education department have demanded that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government announce a proper service structure for them. The demand was made at a meeting here on Sunday with district education officer male Dr. Hafiz Mohammad Ibrahim in the chair.
Private schools join hands against 5th grade board exams
All private schools of Kohat division announced boycott of the workshop being organised here on Monday (today) by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Kohat, regarding introduction of assessment examinations from class 5.
Bookshops closing Down in Peshawar
Seratullah-Khan-41 and his two sons Sajid Ali Shah and Nooran Ali Shah are busy collecting books from shelves for loading in a pickup parked outside his shop in Peshawar Saddar Bazaar. They had decided to wind up their old books business and start a burger and other fast-food in this shop instead.
Turkish teachers say goodbye to quetta
Pakistani staff on Sunday organised a ceremony to honour their Turkish counterparts and bid them farewell at the main boys’ complex of Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges.
Teachers of BEF
Finance Secretary of Balochistan Education Foundation Teachers’ Association, Meer Wali, said that they will protest and boycott exams if the government does not regularize teachers.
AJK University to start chinese language course
Azad Jammu and Kashmir University has decided to start Chinese and English language courses at its campus in Muzaffarabad. Announcing the schedule of the admission, the university directed the students wishing to apply for the admission by December 2.
Eminent scholar from Scotland visits AIOU
An eminent academic and scholar Prof. Norman Reid Emeritus from Scotland visited the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) under the academic exchange program. He met with the university’s faculty members to share with them his vision and academic input about the new emerging learning methodologies, said a press release issued here.
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CRI-Roots Confucius classroom in collaboration with PTV Organized ‘Taste of Friendship’
China Radio International CRI-Roots Confucius Classroom, in collaboration with National Television Network PTV organized the first ever Chinese Food Show (Taste of Friendship, Ziaqa Dosti Ka) to promote Pakistan China Friendship and people to people relationship through its famous foods recipes at Roots Millennium Schools’ One World Campus, E-11/4 Islamabad.
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Last-ditch attempt: QAU’s quest for retrieving grabbed land
“This university is located in the capital under the nose of federal government and its land is being grabbed from ‘outside’ and ‘inside’ for last 26 years,” Dr Ilhan Niaz, spokesman for the QAU told The Nation.
Smooth working of Pak-Turk Schools to be ensured
The government has maintained that it will ensure smooth functioning of the Pak-Turk schools, future of which was thrown into doubt following the expulsion of dozens of Turkish teachers.
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FBISE announces SSC supplementary exam result
Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) Friday announced the result of the supplementary examination of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) held in September-October, 2016.
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23 US varsities to work with Pakistani counterparts
As many as 23 American universities from 16 states and the District of Columbia have received grants to work with counterpart Pakistani universities in fields ranging from business development to gender studies, the US State Department said in a statement, issued here from washington.
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Parents express concern over Pak-Turk Students’ Future
Parents of 11,000 children studying at 26 Pak-Turk Schools have shown concern over the future of their children, who are preparing for their final examination. Addressing a press conference here on Friday, the parents called upon the government to delay the decision to deport the Turkish teachers till the end of academic year.
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Students call for establishment of a children's ministry
Dozens of students joined a protest outside the National Press Club on Friday, which was organised by the Child Rights Movement (CRM), demanding the government establish a new ministry for children and their rights.
QAU seeks NAB’s help to secure grabbed land
Quaid-i-Azam University has formally sought intervention of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to get its land, at least 200 acres valuing around Rs1.6 billion, vacated from illegal occupants. The land has been grabbed by villagers and encroachers.
Date for admission to private medical colleges extended
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has given two extra days to students seeking admission to private medical colleges to submit their applications. Moreover, parents have been directed to seek guidance from the council to avoid any loss of time and money as students getting admissions bypassing the PMDC rules would not be registered.
One absentee teacher sacked, another gets notice
Federal Directorate of Education has sacked a schoolteacher and served final show cause notice to another official over absenteeism. FDE oversees government educational institutions in the Islamabad Capital Territory totaling over 400.
New PMA leadership calls for appointments of VCs for medical, other varsities
Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) and the Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Associations (Fapuasa) on Friday demanded of the Sindh government to appoint vice chancellors to all the medical and general universities of Sindh on a merit basis and as per existing laws of the province.
New school buses await formal inauguration
School buses purchased under the Prime Minister’s Education Reforms Programme have yet to hit the capital’s streets because they have not been formally inaugurated.
Decision taken to seal 300 private schools on failure to pay tax
Rawalpindi Cantonment Board has decided to seal over 300 private education institutions, which have failed to pay utility and commercial taxes within the given deadline.
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CM orders implementation of merit policy for admission in medical colleges
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that Punjab government has adopted merit policy at every level in the province and this policy has yielded positive results in admission to medical colleges.
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Schools in Rawal Town to remain closed on chehlum
District Coordination Officer (DCO) Talat Mehmood Gondal yesterday announced that all education institutions (both government and private) located in Rawal Town areas would remain closed on Monday November 21, due to Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), says a notification.
Admission to private medical colleges extended
University of Health Sciences (UHS) has extended the date for submission of applications for admission to the private sector medical and dental colleges affiliated with the university.
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‘Lower grades to school teachers not acceptable’
Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) has warned that award of lower grades to government schoolteachers in Punjab will not be acceptable. PTU Central General Secretary Rana Liaqat said on Sunday that there was unrest among schoolteachers because of delay in upgrade of teaching posts.
PPLA plans protest for teachers’ rights
The Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association (PPLA) has decided to launch a ‘series of peaceful protests’ at nine divisional headquarters against ‘non–cooperative’ attitude of the Punjab Higher Education Department toward their charter of demands (COD) submitted on Sept 26 last.
UET students to benefit from skill initiative
The University of Engineering and Technology (UET) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Sunday with Al-Khawarizimi Institute of Computer Sciences (KICS) and Huawei Telecom to conduct training courses for the students to improve their skills in various fields.
Medical institutions’ view on PMDC regulations
A special meeting of the Pakistan Association of Medical & Dental Institutions (PAMI) was held on Sunday. The meeting was presided over by Dr Azhar Jadoon. According to a press release issued here on Sunday, the detailed discussion was held on the recently-promulgated regulation of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) of Oct 27, 2016 which had resulted in the multiple writ petitions filed by the students and medical institutions.
CM approves purchase of 150,000 laptops
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday approved purchase of 150,000 laptops during the current financial year. The approval came at a meeting which discussed various aspects of the laptop distribution scheme. He said that the distribution of laptops among youth on merit was yielding positive results.
RCB, CCB to upgrade educational institutes
The Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) will be establishing and running colleges and the civic body will be constructing a model school and college complex in the first phase of this project.
Admission date to private medical colleges extended
The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has given two extra days to students seeking admission to private medical colleges to submit their applications. Moreover, parents have been directed to seek guidance from the council to avoid any loss of time and money as students getting admissions bypassing the PMDC rules would not be registered.
Educational Institutes Closed
Devotees kept on reaching Data Darbar on the second day of 973rd Urs of Hazrat Ali Hajveri Data Gunj Baksh yesterday. According to the notification, all offices and educational institutes of district level will remain closed on Monday.
Dr. Hussain Muhaiyudin said while addressing a scholarship ceremony at Alhamra Hall that 2.5 cror children are out-of-school in Pakistan, out of which 56 percent are girls. Special reforms in education sector are required for these children.
Pak-Turk schools teachers, students stage protest demo
Some students and teachers of PakTurk Schools on Friday protested against the deportation orders for Turkish teachers and demanded the government withdraw the same. The demonstration was held outside the Lahore Press Club in which children and mostly female teachers participated.
The City School’s two-day college night concludes
The City School's two-day 'College Night 2016' concluded on Thursday at its Paragon campus. Students on the occasion were enthralled by several activities including solo singing, photography, essay writing, art competition and career counseling.
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34 BZU lecturers win foreign scholarships
The Bahauddin Zakariya University handed the selection notifications to 34 winners of Yousuf Raza Gillani foreign scholarships here on Friday. The ceremony was chaired by BZU Vice Chancellor Prof Tahir Ameen.
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PU academic staff body concerned over missing teacher
The executive body of Punjab University’s Academic Staff Association (PUASA) has shown serious concern over, what it termed, misplacement of PU teacher Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad Gondal.
Government attaches high priority to education
Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan yesterday said the government was attaching high priority to provision of quality education.
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Division level contests at Civil Lines College
Competitions of Urdu speech, essay writing, poetry, painting and drama among students from various colleges in Lahore Division were held in connection with the Anti-Corruption Awareness Campaign under the auspices of Higher Education Department Punjab at Govt Islamia College, Civil Lines.
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Australia for long-term ties with vet varsity
Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Margaret Adamson has said that Australian government wants a long-term collaboration with the Lahore University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.
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Mashhood inaugurates new education block of girls school
Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan has said that provision of quality education is the top priority of Punjab government. He said that youth have to be equipped with modern education for the development of the country.
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Head teachers’ transfers
Secretary Schools Punjab, Abdul Sattar Shaheen, said that written orders to stop the transfers of school heads has been issues that is a success of Grand Teachers’ Alliance.
Registration of Grade 5 and 8
It has been reported that the required number of students of grade 5 and 8 could not get registered in exams being inducted by Punjab Examination Commission. Private schools didn’t show interest in registering their students.
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Colleges in sindh charging illegal fees from students
Around 66 affiliated colleges of the University of Sindh, Jamshoro have been charged illegal fees to thousands of students on the name of Countersign Charges, Daily Times learnt on Saturday.
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383 AKU students awarded degrees at 29th Convocation
Be conscious of the power that education and professional training have given to you. Use it to offer the best to humanity,` said Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah while addressing graduates at the 29th convocation of Aga Khan University (AKU) held on Saturday.
Murad lays stress on multi-disciplinary education
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday stressed the need for broad-based, multi-disciplinary education to meet the challenges facing the country.
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Bilawal calls for action against ghost schools
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that future of a nation is predicted from the way it raises and grooms its children and the environment they are provided.
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Brother-Sister Duo opens two more street schools in Karachi
After starting a street school with 10 students in February this year, the brother-sister duo – Shireen and Hasan Zafar – have come far as they have now set up two new street schools, one in Qayyumabad and another in Zamzama, in addition to the existing one near Café Clifton.
Students urged to play active role in curbing corruption
The University of Karachi’s (KU) Faculty of Management and Administrative Sciences in collaboration with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) would include anti-corruption studies and ethics in the curriculum, besides another programme wherein active participation of students would be sought.
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Literature Festival gets underway at KU
Karachi University (KU) Acting Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Iraqi on Saturday invited people to arrange book fairs and other such related activities at different faculties of the university in order to facilitate both students and the teachers.
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Half of Pakistani children out of school
Speaking at an event held in connection with the Universal Children Day organized by various international non-government organisations (INGOs) and NGOs here at the Sindh Rural Support Organisation (SRSO) Complex, Shah said there was a need to sensitise the society about child issues to ensure protection of their rights as enshrined in the United Nations charter.
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Benazir varsity seeks govt incentives to fulfil PMDC requirements
The Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) vice chancellor Dr Asghar Ali Channa has urged the Sindh government to give attractive salary package and other benefits to the faculties of Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College (GMMMC) and Bibi Aseefa Dental College (BADC) to enable the university to get its affiliate colleges` registration restored.
Pakturk teachers ask govt to reconsider expulsion decision
With deportation staring them in the face, teachers, along with students and parents, of the Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges continued their protest on Friday against the federal government’s decision to expel all Turk citizens associated with the educational group.
student left bedridden, mute after 'beating by staff at cadet college'
A teenage student was allegedly brutally tortured by staff at the Cadet College Larkana. Muhammad Ahmed, 13-and-a-half years old, has been bed-ridden since August 10, said his distressed father Muhammad Rashid.
students may suffer if colleges in karachi fail to get registration renewed
Some 7000 students of 45 colleges of metropolitan could be affected if they fail to get their registration with the Sindh Education Department renewed in the upcoming examination of Board of Intermediate Education, The News has learnt.
Young Inmates Desire to be Educated, Want ‘Second Chance’ in Life
A majority of young inmates languishing in the Central Prison Karachi (CPK) juvenile offenders ward on Friday expressed their desire to be educated in confines of the jail so they spend their time purposefully in learning that could help them get better place in society in future.
US-Aid provides $155m to build 106 schools in Sindh
The US-AID has provided 155 million US Dollars to build 106 schools with modern facilities in Sindh. A spokesman of Sindh government on Monday told the media that in first phase a school has been established in a state- of- the- art building in Rohri to provide free quality education.
243 schools face closure
Some 243 primary schools for girls and boys in the district of Dadu have been left closed without serving the purpose of education. Closure of the schools has gravely affected the ratio of enrolment of new students while increasing the number of dropouts largely.
Six DUET students create bomb disposal robot
Six Dawood University of Engineering and Technology (DUET) students have designed a prototype robot that can effectively defuse bombs. In an effort to find new ways to combat the menace of terrorism in the country, a group of talented students coming up with an unique idea designed and built a machine man or also known as prototype robot.
Appeal to president for regular Urdu varsity VC
Teachers at the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (Fuuast) have appealed to the chancellor (the president of Pakistan) to act in the light of a recent Sindh High Court directive and order initiation of the process to appoint a regular vice chancellor of the university through the search committee.
‘Literary activities needed to defeat extremism, promote softer image of pakistan’
Elimination of terrorism, extremism and promotion of Pakistan’s soft image in the world is not possible without promotion of literary and educational activities such as holding book fairs and festivals, said eminent poet and writer Prof Pirzada Qasim on Sunday.
KU Vice-Chancellor highlights Pakistan-UAE ties
Karachi University Acting Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Iraqi has said that currently more than 1.2 million skilled and semi-skilled Pakistanis are working in the UAE, fortifying Pakistan’s foreign reserves by sending regular remittances.
Speakers lay stress on child education, grooming
Grooming of children and endowing them with quality education is guarantee for development, progress and prosperity of any nation and we should lace our children with social values to prepare them for future challenges as children's grooming and education play a pivotal role in nation's progress and prosperity.
Murad lays stress on multi-disciplinary education
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday stressed the need for broad-based, multi-disciplinary education to meet the challenges facing the country. Speaking as chief guest at the Aga Khan University (AKU) 29th convocation, he said, “We need natural scientists and social scientists, writers and artists, entrepreneurs and public policy experts who can work across boundaries of all kinds in order to start and lead progress in a wide range of fields”.
Education vital for progress, prosperity
Grooming of children and endowing them with quality education is guarantee for development, progress and prosperity of any nation and we should lace our children with social values to prepare them for future challenges as children’s grooming and education plays a pivotal role in nation’s progress and prosperity. This was stated by speakers of seminar on ‘Role Of Parents In Prevention Of Social Waywardness’ here.
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Celebrating universal children’s day by H E Jean-Francois Cautain
The Universal Children’s Day is celebrated worldwide on November 20 to remember that children are our present and future. The Convention on the rights on the child sets out a number of children’s rights including the right to life, to health, to education and to play, as well as the right to a family life, to be protected from violence, to not be discriminated, and to have their views heard.
Varsities in bad shape
It is indeed, only quality educations, not run of the mill type of education that can make life feel truly worthwhile. The post graduate degree holders are already wandering from a pillar to post in search of a job, reportedly thousands of aspirant boys and girls applied and paid Rs.3000 or so amount for the admission form and other requirements.
Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-20/page-7/detail-6
NUMS — the way forward by Dr. Fawad Kaiser
Pakistan relies on its universities to deliver far more of its research than any other third world nation, and Pakistan’s innovation agenda will rely heavily on universities to drive it. Currently, Pakistani universities are significantly underfunded for the research work they do in comparison to other regional countries. Its universities teach students funded jointly by taxpayers and students, both of whom benefit.
Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/21-Nov-16/nums-the-way-forward
Our educational mechanism by Yousuf Abbasi
The hiring process in 50,000 public schools of Punjab by the government is in process. The teachers’ training is another good effort by the Punjab government that will help to improve quality of education in public schools of the province.
Attacking education by Ahsan Kureshi
The fact that we don’t get disgusted or, fail to even be bothered, is appalling. A society and its infrastructure, that is to be a representation of humanism, cannot be home to a populace that fails to point and protest what’s wrong. Such a society has no place for people who are ignorant out of choice and immune out of sheer laziness.
Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-11-19/page-6/detail-4
The plight of FATA schools
The FATA Assessment Report 2015-16 had presented a dismal picture of the overall education sector in FATA. Reportedly, around 53 percent government-run schools and colleges are working without water, electricity, and even boundary walls and toilet facilities, and on top of that 18 percent educational institutions have been dysfunctional for the last two decades.
Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-11-19/lahore/7900/50306
Letters to the Editor
Schools sans books By Aqil Baba
The education board of Balochistan has once again failed to provide textbooks to schools on time. In the absence of textbooks, students are facing critical problems.
Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/166252-Schools-sans-books
The teachers of Pak-Turk schools have been educating the students of our country for many years, but the recent announcement of marching orders for the teachers of Pak-Turk schools and their families by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to leave the country by November 20 brought a distressful moment for the students of Pak-Turk schools.
Education in CSS By Madad Sabri
CSS exam is considered the mother of all exams in Pakistan. In CSS; candidates are scrutinized by examiners at all levels of knowledge and ability. During this exam individual’s own ability, creativity and innovation are judged.
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PMDC: Private Colleges
THE new Pakistan Medical and Dental College (PMDC) management seems to have got its priorities all muddled up. It has started a tug of war with the private medical colleges over admission criteria and admission tests. Instead of focusing on its core responsibility as a regulator of medical education, it has started chasing red herrings like National Testing Service for private medical colleges.
Unhygienic food at school canteens
Children nowadays prefer to eat from school canteens rather than bringing their lunch from home. The biggest concern, however, is the quality of food they receive.
HEC’s unfair laptop distribution
I would like to draw the attention of the Prime Minister towards the OM laptop scheme the laptops are distributed in many universities but not based on any proper criteria.
Illiteracy: A social problem
In simple words, lack of ability to read and write and lack of knowledge and information is called illiteracy. Unfortunately, poor education and illiteracy has become a major social issue not only of Pakistan but of the world as well.
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Deteriorating education system
The standard of education system is declining day by day in Pakistan. It requires special attention by the government.