KP education reforms produce outstanding results, Report
Peshawar: The education Reforms of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has received worldwide appreciation and proved it a millstone initiative for coming political parties in the province.
Federal Minister Housing and Works to distribute scholarships and laptops at Bannu University
Peshawar: Federal Minister for Housing and Works, Akram Khan Durrani, will be handing over scholarships and laptops to students of Bannu University in a ceremony to be held on Monday next week.
Groundbreaking of sports complex performed
Mardan: Provincial elementary and secondary education minister Atif Khan on Thursday said the PTI government was committed to promoting education and providing maximum sports facilities and opportunities to youths in the province.
Ex-education officer gets bail in Rs 45m corruption case
Peshawar: A Peshawar High Court bench on Thursday granted bail to seven persons including a former managing director of Elementary Education Foundation (EEF).
Stunning results of Ibne Sina Model College, Kotli
Kotli: The stunning results of Ibne Middle College, 33 students of institution has gotten more than 400 numbers.
UAE-funded cadet college built in S. Waziristan
Tank: Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif on Thursday said the world had recognized Pakistan’s contributions in the fight against terrorism and had sought to learn from its experiences.
Addressing tribal elders after the inauguration of a building of the Cadet College, Spinkai, in South Waziristan Agency, the COAS paid tribute to soldiers and tribesmen for defeating terrorists and flushing them out from their hideouts.
HEC holds the ‘Hello Tomorrow’ Entrepreneurial Summit
Islamabad: Higher Education Commission, in collaboration with the French Embassy arranged a networking event for young local entrepreneurs, with the aim of improving their awareness of the opportunities in entrepreneurship beyond Pakistan. On this occasion, the Chairman of Higher Education Commission said that efforts were being made to promote research and incubation possibilities for entrepreneurs at universities. He also thanked the French Government for assisting Pakistani students with higher education in France, and for its numerous collaborations with local universities.
Federal Daily Wage teachers to finally receive delayed salaries
Islamabad: After weeks of protests and boycott of classes, Federal daily wage teachers’ demands have finally been accepted: salaries overdue since the last three months have been approved for payment by the Federal Directorate of Education. In light of the settlement of their demands, the Young Teachers’ Association has called off the strike and asked teachers to resume classes.
Five buses reach CADD, bought as a part of the PM’s Education Sector Reforms Program
Islamabad: Five buses amongst the 70 bought as a part of the Prime Minister’s programme have reached the capital. The buses have been acquired to facilitate students under the Federal Directorate of Education, who live in far off areas and cannot afford the travel expenses to their educational institutes.
Educate girls, double their income: report
Islamabad: If Pakistan invests in its two million girls who are 10 years old, the potential income of each woman can be doubled in the future, says a new United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report.
Annual Book Fair at Bahria University
Islamabad: Bahria University held a book fair from 18 to 20 October to promote research culture.
Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-10-21/page-3
Open University is playing an important role in the field of education: Malik Tauqeer
Islamabad: AIOU is playing an important role in education. Like last year, more than 50,000 students from Rawalpindi sought admissions.
Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-10-21/page-3
Secretary Education halts the transfers of teachers
Rawalpindi: Based on protests by teachers, Abdul Jabbar Shaheen has halted the transfers of teachers:
Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-10-21/page-2
Higher Education enrolment increased by 6000 in the last three years: HEC
Islamabad: According to Vision 2025, the existing government was aiming for a 12% increase in higher education during its tenure. Based on statistics released by the HEC, enrolment in all private and public universities has increased by almost 6000 students; the total higher education enrolment in the 173 public and private sector universities across Pakistan has now reached 170,000 students.
Students learning the Korean language will succeed: Korean envoy
Islamabad: Republic of Korea envoy Suh-Dong-Gu said that students that learn the Korean language will be greeted with new success. A ceremony was held at the National University of Modern Languages, celebrating the day for Korean Language: the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea and Rector NUML were both present.
International White Cane Safety Day
Islamabad: Students with impaired eyesight presented a tableau during a ceremony held in connection with International White Cane Safety Day on Thursday.
Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-10-21/lahore/7306/44452
Students, parents demand removal of ‘corrupt, sexual predator’ Saint Mary’s Academy principal
Accusing him of corruption, inefficiency and discrimination against female teachers, Rawalpindi Christian Wing has demanded immediate removal of Saint Mary’s Academy Principal Napoleon Gomez in a letter addressed to Minister of Human Rights Kamran Micheal.
The letter, a copy of which is available with Pakistan Today, refers to Gomez as “corrupt, a man of dubious character,” and a “curse for students and teachers of the school.”
Outdoor school offers hope for Islamabad’s poor
In the corner of a pristine park in an upmarket district of Islamabad, an open-air classroom run by an ageing rescue-worker offers a beacon of hope to the city’s poorest. For the past 30 years, “Master” Muhammad Ayub, whose day job includes defusing bombs and putting out fires, has cycled from his office to the makeshift school to teach children from surrounding slums for free.
Space Week commences at IST
The Institute of Space Technology (IST) launched a four-day activity based programme to celebrate Space Week at its campus in Islamabad, which will conclude Saturday.
IIUI gives additional charge to ‘plagiarist’
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) seems to not be taking action against professors who have proven to have plagiarized their work and the 38 professors who were blacklisted are still working in various universities.
12th Dawn in Education Spelling Bee Concludes
Islamabad: The 12th Dawn in Education Spelling Bee Competition featuring over 1600 contestants concluded on Thursday.
Article 25-A should be implemented urgently: Headmasters
Lahore: The Regional President of the Headmasters Association Punjab, Rasheed Ahmed Bhatti, said that the government made Article 25-A to make education compulsory for 5 to 16 year olds, but this is not made compulsory in practice.
Laptops and scholarship certificates distributed amongst 61 scholars
Lahore: Under the supervision of Chief Minister Punjab, the province has been performing well in health and education, according to Zakia Shahnawaz. This was at an event arranged in Model Town, in which 61 scholars were awarded with scholarship certificates and laptops.
Awareness programmes launched by LWMC in educational institutions
Lahore: The Communication Department of the Lahore Waste Management Company launched an awareness programme about solid waste management and reducing litter in educational institutions in the city.
The final Result of Class 9th has been posted
Multan: Education Board Multan, has been posted the final results 2016 of class 9th to educational institutions through post.
PHD admission, test held today
Multan: For the admission of PhD Mass Education of Zakaria University, test will held today.
Jamiat will protest for students’ rights before the assembly on 26 October
Lahore: Secretary General Islami Jamiat Tulaba, Faisal Javed, said that they will protest for students’ rights before the Punjab Assembly on 26 October.
Dozens protest against school memo
Lahore: Dozens of protesters on Thursday took to the streets against the Beaconhouse School System for terming the Punjabi language foul in a circular sent to parents at its Sahiwal campus.
Ten teachers’ and one principal’s vacancy at Higher Secondary School Adhwal
Chak Beli Khan: The futures of poor children in the area are in danger because of a lack of teachers at Higher Secondary School Adhwal. Vacancies for the principal and ten teachers are available.
Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2016-10-21/page-4
Aimen Institute of Medical Sciences completes 5 years
Lahore: An event was held to mark the completion of 5 years of Aimen Institute of Medical Sciences.
Teachers refusing to comply with transfer notifications to be processed in accordance with the law
Multan: In a statement issued by the Secretary for Schools Education Punjab, Abdul Jabar Shaheen has said that teachers in the province who are refusing to comply with the school transfer orders will be prosecuted in strict compliance with the law, however, they will be given one chance to explain their refusal to follow the transfer notification, the statement added.
Providing quality education in schools is the top priority of the government: Rana Mashhood
Lahore: The provincial Education Minister Rana Mashhood said that providing quality education in schools is the top priority of the government and under the Continue Professional Development Programme of the DSC, 355,000 teachers have been trained.
Punjab University examination schedule issued
Lahore: According to a notification issued by the Punjab University Examinations Department, B.Com Part I and II second annual examinations will start from the 24th and 26th of November respectively.
Leeds group of colleges bag impressive results in Gujranwala and Bahawalpur Boards
Lahore: Students from the Jalalpur, Bahawalnagar and Fort Abbas campuses of Leeds College bagged impressive first-year results in Gujranwala and Bahawalpur boards.
Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan will speak at Punjab University today
Lahore: The Chief Minister of Gilgit Baltistan, Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman will address students in the Al-Raazi Hall of Punjab University at 2:30 PM today.
Teachers and students of local school visit Aiwan-e-Karkunan-e-Tehreek-e-Pakistan
Lahore: Students and teachers of Government Sulemaniya Public High School Samanabad visited Aiwan-e-Karkunan-e-Tehreek-e-Pakistan under the Pakistan Awareness Programme of the Nazariya-e-Pakistan Trust.
Sir Syed’s relevance invoked
Gujrat: The University of Gujrat organized a seminar at its Hafiz Hayat Campus on Wednesday to pay tribute to Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, one of the greatest political scholars and rationalists in the history of the Indian subcontinent.
Teacher gives fractured arm to child
Toba Tek Singh: Flying in the face of the government’s slogan of “Maar nahin pyaar”, a schoolteacher on Thursday allegedly thrashed a Class 1 student who had his arm fractured for “not doing homework”.
Violence at PU: two students beaten up
Lahore: A group of students and workers allegedly tortured on Thursday evening two students, including a female, at Punjab University’s Institute of Communication Studies.
Teachers asked to inculcate self-reliance in medical students
Lahore: Former Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice (r) Jawwad S Khawaja urged the medical teachers to act like mentors and help students pursue knowledge by encouraging them towards self-reliance.
FGMU running without VC since May last year
Lahore: Fatima Jinnah Medical University (FGMU) has been functioning without a regular Vice Chancellor (VC) since May 2015, due to the negligence of Punjab Government, which has not shown any interest towards higher medical education in the district.
Inter (part I) papers rechecking: Experts find 90pc of answer sheets ‘fairly marked’
Lahore: Only three percent of all the randomly selected answer sheets of the Intermediate (part I) examination, rechecked by a panel of experts, are found to be “under marked” by the examiners, while some seven per cent are “over marked” it is learnt.
Karachi/Hyderabad: The education moderator Karachi Professor Dr. Arshid Azmi has announced final results of B.A part 1 and 2.
Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/198750-todays-print
SMIU’s Students faculty and staff observe Pink Ribbon Youth Awareness Day
Karachi: Sindh Madressatul Islam University’s Medical Unit in the coordination with the Students Welfare Office, observed Rink Ribbon Youth Awareness Day at SMIU.
Over 113 schemes of education department left abandoned in Malir district
Karachi: At least 113 schemes of education department involving billion of rupees are left incomplete in just Malir district, nullifying the claims of authorities regarding improving educational system in the province.
Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-10-21/lahore/7307/44445
French envoy applauds growing entrepreneurship in Pakistan
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC), in collaboration with the Embassy of France and Hello Tomorrow organized a summit on “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” at HEC secretariat, with an aim to enhance connectivity of local ICT talent to global opportunity.
Complete story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-10-21/lahore/7307/44444
SU professor to be given gold medal
Hyderabad: An assistant professor of Sindh University’s analytical chemistry department will be conferred Dr Attaur Rehman gold medal in recognition of his research in chemical and pharmaceutical sciences.
Increment in Scholarship, Mehran University
Hyderabad: Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, one more scholarship has increased in Student’s Financial Aid.
Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/198756-todays-print
Principal Conference held with mutual coordination of Aga Khan University and Oxford University
Karachi: In Karachi Principal Conference held with the mutual coordination of examination board Aga Khan University and Oxford University Press (OUP).
Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/198752-todays-print
Workshop organized in Shah Abdul Latif University “Research on chemistry education”
Khairpur: Workshop organized In Shah Abdul Latif University “Research on chemistry education” which is inaugurated by pro Vice Chancellor of the university Dr. Noor Ahmed Khan.
Complete story: https://jang.com.pk/print/198751-todays-print
We need education to progress in the world: Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman
Karachi: While addressing an educational conference, Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman said that Islam is not standing in the way of progress, and we need to depend on education if we want to progress in the world.
Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-10-21/page-2
‘Quality education requires planning and continuity’
Karachi: The 32nd Society of English Language Teachers (Spelt) International Conference 2016 will be held from Oct 29 to 30 at the Habib University here.
First secretary appointed for newly formed College Education Department
Karachi: After the Sindh Chief Minister’s decision to divide the Sindh Education Department into a division for schools and the other for colleges, the first secretary appointment was approved here today. A grade 20 officer, Dr Riaz Ahmed Memon has previously served as secretary of the Zakat, Religious Affairs, Auqaf and Ushr department. According to sources, he was initially not being considered for the position; however, after a deadlock over the potential candidates, Dr Riaz’s appointment was collectively agreed upon.
‘Today’s generation doesn’t understand abstract notions’
Karachi: Dr. Noman ul Haq delivered a lecture on ‘In search of roots of exclusivism in a multicultural milieu’ in the arts auditorium of the University of Karachi on Thursday afternoon.
FUAAST VC plagiarism report draws educationists’ ire
Karachi: A day prior to the meeting being held at Karachi University to launch a formal discussion on the Higher Education Commission plagiarism report against Prof Sulaiman D. Mohammad, the acting vice chancellor of Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUAAST), the senate of the university concerned held a long fiery debate on the same issue on Thursday during which some members demanded the VC’s resignation.
An English medium school’s definition of foul language by Mushtaq Soofi
An English medium school in Sahiwal, run by an apparently educated politician’s family, provides us with a new mind-blowing description of what constitutes foul language that unmistakably shows us why our education system is in an abysmal state despite all the tall claims of businessmen-turned-educators.
Letters to the Editor
PhD Law seats by Razi Alam
It is unbelievable but it is a fact that for the population of more than 20 million there are only five seats for PhD in law at Karachi University.
No flexibility for corruption in Education Department: M. Ibraheem
Chakdara: Education Officer Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Ibraheem has said that students are a valuable asset and it is our responsibility to provide them with all facilities pertaining to their education. He said on occasion of a prize distribution ceremony at a local Government Higher Secondary School. He further said that there is no space for corruption & bribery in the education department.
Complete story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2
Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.4
Biometric system rejected at government colleges: Prof. Sabz Ali Khan
Rustum: Former President of College Teachers Association Prof. Sabz Ali Khan has released a statement rejecting the biometrics system and its implementation in Government Colleges; according to the official statement, implementation of the system will be resisted with determination. Many professors also addressed & demanded that the government stop troubling teachers & resolve their issues including promotion.
Complete story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.3
4000 educational institutes not functional in tribal areas
Peshawar: There are 6050 educational institutes in tribal areas, but 4000 of these are not functioning at present. There is an absence of teachers, furniture & security at these schools. Moreover, FATA Education Movement President Waris Wazir has said at a press conference at Peshawar Press Club that there is an absence of medical & engineering universities in FATA.
Complete story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar,Page No.6
Shortage of teachers at Government Girls Degree College Swabi
Swabi: Higher officials should notice of the shortage of teachers at the Government Girls degree college Swabi. The shortage has been existent for an extended period according to sources. Salim Bahadar, a local advocate, has said that only 2 lecturers at a degree college indicate the dismal performance of the provincial education department.
Complete story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.3
Only 3 teachers in Government Girls Primary School for 450 students
Temergara: The presence of 3 teachers at the Government Girls Primary School with a strength of 450 students is causing immense anxiety to parents; all the claims of the education emergency have been proved to be false.
Complete story: Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.3
KP Education Minister inaugurates ground breaking ceremony for Mardan Sports Complex
Peshawar: The ground-breaking ceremony of the Mardan Sports Complex was held in the presence of Muhammad Atif Khan, Minister for Education, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The sports complex will cost Rs.334 million. Indoor and outdoor games facilities of international standards will be constructed with a secure environment for women. He also announced the plan to construct a Girls College in PK-30 on the demand of the locals.
Complete story: Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.3
Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.3
Government Goat High School
District Gawadar: Government Goat High School is situated in District Gawadar in which “goats” are receiving education instead of humans. It is a reflection of the performance of the Educational Department , which claims to have imposed an education emergency in the province.
Role of teachers for eradication of copy culture and upliftment of education crucial: Dr. Javeed Iqbal
District Quetta: Dr. Javeed Iqbal, Vice Chancellor Baluchistan University has said that teachers should play a role for the eradication of copy culture and upliftment of education standards. While addressing an oath ceremony he said that teachers should focus over conducting new research . He said that teachers and students should be punctual in their duties and must strive hard to excel in education.
Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 02
Higher Educational institutions experiencing deterioration: PSF Azad & Jameat Tulba-e-Islam
District Quetta: PSF Azad & JTI have jointly condemned the lack of interest in the pressing issue of Higher Educational insitutions facing deterioration in the province. Nationalists are raising slogans of educational emergency while the reality is quite drastic. Corruption and nepotism is destroying educational institutions.
Complete story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No: 06
Notice against ghost teachers
District Bolan: President GTA Tehsil Mach Mr. Nazir Ahmed & Mr. Muhammad Ibrahim have said that 30 ghost male and female teachers in Tehsil Mach and district Kachhi are receiving salaries at home while Education department is silent spectator. They demand to take notice for such ghost teachers.
Complete story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No: 08
Inactiveness of Polytechnic College administration’s failure: Zubair Shah
District Quetta: Educational inactiveness of the polytechnic college is indicative of the administration’s failure. Silence of the Director Technical colleges is also raising questions over the performance of officials. Nepotism, favoritism & corruption have paralysed the education system. Mr. Zubair Shah Agha and others have demanded that inept officials be fired in order to save education and the institution.
Complete story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No: 03
School building grabbed
District Dera Ghazi Khan: Influential people of the area have occupied the building of Boys Primary School Imam Shah (merged with another school as per government policy). They have damaged the building and grabbed the land, which was gifted by a local religious leader. Locals have demanded from authorities that school building be freed from land grabbers
Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-21/page-11
Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.09
Teacher assaults student for not learning lesson
A playgroup student was tortured allegedly by his teacher at the Suffa Cadet School for not learning the last day’s lesson. The child was shifted to a hospital for medical treatment. Father of the victim has lodged a complaint against the school principal and teacher. The police has taken the principal into custody while the medical officer continues to harass the victim’s parents.
Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-21/page-02
Parents urge action against unregistered School and Collages
District Muzafargarh: A report has revealed that unregistered schools and colleges are increasing in number and not meeting the requirements issued by the Education Department. Parents have demanded a crackdown against unregistered schools for the sake of the future of their shildren.
Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-21/page-11
School bus service continued after media report
District Rahim Yar Khan: Due to the financial problems of bus maintenance at the Government Girls Model High School Khan Pur, 200 students were derprived of their studies for 13 days due to the absence of the bus service. After the problem was highlighted by the media the district and local management has taken immediate action; after making arrangements, the school bus service has been continued.
Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.07
School funds swallowed by Head Teacher
District Dear Ghazi Khan: The Principal of Government Primary School Center Yaro Khoso alleged on his corruption in School funds due to which Students deprived of Education facilities as furniture’s safe drinking water. The residential demanded education authorities to take immediate action against the head teacher
Complete story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No.09
School student tortured by teacher
Rahim Yar Khan: Parents of a student from Government Girls High School have approached the police with complaints against a school teacher for brutally beating their child. The teacher allegedly slapped the student because of the mere suspicion of theft. The school management is threatening the parents in order to stop the inquiry.
Complete story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.02
No school building for girls
District Thatto: With a population of more than a hundred thousand, Dhabeji city is facing the absence of a Girls High School. Girls have to attend school in another village far from the city, without security arrangements.
Assistant Commissioner visits school on publication of news report
District Thatto: Assistant Commissioner Sindhri, Mukhtikar and A.D.O Faiz Alam visited the Government Middle School Garohar Sharif, taking notice of the condition of the school.
Villagers protest against closure of school
District Jamshoro: Residents of village Koro Khan Brohi have protested against the closure of the village’s primary school. Higher authorities have been informed about the condition, but no notice has been taken.
Strike against closure of School
District Tharparker: Residents of Village Ahmed Sahar have protested against the closure of their village Primary School, declaring that school teachers have recently retired, but no other teacher has been appointed in their place.
Sewerage water surrounds school building
District Qamber Shahdakot: The building of Government Primary and High School Warah is surrounded by sewerage water. Students of the both schools face difficulty while participating in all school activities.
APKA protests against D.E.O Education Tharro Shah
District Naushehro Feroz: A protest strike was conducted by APKA President Mr. Gulam Shabir Chandio against the District Education Officer Naushehro Feroz, accusing him of corruption.
Complete story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-10-21/news/page2/1%20(6).htm
School lacking basic facilities
District Mirpurkhas: Residents of village Jaan Muhammad Bozdar protested against the shortage of basic facilities at their village’s primary school, stating that only one teacher was responsible for teaching more than a hundred students.