21st September 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

17 schoolteachers sacked over bogus documents

Torghar District education officer Zulfiqar ul Mulk has sacked 17 teachers for filing bogus documents.

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Call to lift ban on use of conditional grant in schools

The Government Teachers Alliance (GTA) has demanded an end to political interference in the education department and asked the district government to remove the ban on utilisation of conditional grant to provide missing facilities in schools.

Complete Story:http://www.dawn.com/news/1285089/call-to-lift-ban-on-use-of-conditional-grant-in-schools


Parent-teacher councils being empowered

The government is empowering parent-teacher councils to improve the standard of education at schools and colleges, said elementary and secondary education minister Atif Khan on Tuesday. The event was organised by NGO Alif Ailaan at the Government Higher Secondary School No 4, Shah Dhand Baba, Par Hoti.

Complete Story:http://www.dawn.com/news/1285080/parent-teacher-councils-being-empowered







Assurance of 100% attendance in school after Eid holidays

Deputy District Education Officer Chilton Town Gul Muhammad visited the primary school in Sardar Asif Mengal Town along with his inspection team. Noticing the short attendance of students even after the end of Eid vacations, he advised teachers to contact the parents of children and make sure the attendance of students is 100%.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103755038&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160921


Lack of facilities in high school, students facing difficulties

Because of a lack of facilities in educational institutions, students are facing difficulties of students. Shortage of books in schools is affecting their studies. The high school of the city is facing problems in delivering quality education due to a lack of facilities.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-21-2016/Quetta/page8.asp




10,000 to be sent to US for PhD: HEC chief

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) will send 10,000 scholars to the United States for PhD studies from the next year, in critical areas of agriculture and food security, medical and allied health sciences, energy, water, climate change, advanced digital technology and others.

Complete Story:http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/21-Sep-2016/10-000-to-be-sent-to-us-for-phd-hec-chief


HEC has distributed 12,000 scholarships for higher education

Since the establishment of HEC in 2002, 12,000 scholarships have been distributed to students for higher education in national and international universities. According to government documents, the HEC has given scholarships to 198 students for Master’s programs outside the country.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103755830&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160921


Open University: PTC, CT, B.Ed. exams will start from 3 October

Allama Iqbal Open University’s PTC, Ct and B.Ed. program’s exams will start from 3rd October in the whole country. The date sheet and roll number slips of candidates have been sent to their addresses through post.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103755623&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160921


Summer internship award ceremony held at RMS

The Roots Flagship Millennium Campus I-9/3, Islamabad organised a summer internship award distribution ceremony to acknowledge and appreciate students on completion of internships in reputed organizations.

Complete Story:http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/21-Sep-16/summer-internship-award-ceremony-held-at-rms


Teachers’ training exams set for Oct 3 

Allama Iqbal Open University will hold final exams of its teachers’ training programmes from October 3 for Spring Semester, 2016. 

Complete Story:http://tribune.com.pk/story/1185477/spring-semester-teachers-training-exams-set-oct-3/




‘Court order on children security being implemented in phases’

The provincial government told the Lahore High Court on Tuesday that its order on security of school children was being implemented in phases.

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Students enthral audience at music conference

The second day of the All Pakistan Music Conference had a large audience on Tuesday as music fanciers, relatives of young voices and students who were performing and artistes, singers and other guests enjoyed folk, ghazal, semi-classical and classical singing by school and college students and amateur singers.

Complete Story:http://www.dawn.com/news/1285148/students-enthral-audience-at-music-conference


Admissions started in Lahore College for Women University

Lahore College for Women University has started admissions of BS, MS/ M.Phil, D pharmacy and PhD programs for the year 2016. Admission forms can be submitted by 22ndSeptember.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103756086&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160921


UET: Schedule for admission applications in undergraduate programs announced

Applications for admissions in undergraduate programs can be submitted in University of Engineering and Technology Lahore and in its other campuses until 4 P.M on 26th September 2016.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103756080&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20160921


Permission granted to University of Gujrat to start admissions in sub campuses

The Department Higher Education Punjab permitted the University of Gujrat to start admissions in its sub campuses of Lahore and Sialkot.

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Honorary PhD degree for FAO DG

The Syndicate of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) on Tuesday decided to award honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director General Dr Jose Graziano Da Silva.

Complete Story:http://www.dawn.com/news/1285145/honorary-phd-degree-for-fao-dg




80 schools across Sindh declared ‘highly sensitive’

Around 80 schools across the province are ‘highly sensitive’ in terms of security measures, disclosed additional advocate-general Ghulam Mustafa Mahesar in a report submitted before the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday.

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Education sector needs drastic reforms

It is high time to take drastic reforms in the education sector, said Education Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar. Talking to the media after a meeting with education directors of all districts at the Sindh Assembly building on Tuesday, Dahar said that an emergency has been declared in the education department.

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History lessons by Hamida Khuhro

At a very candid history lesson, renowned historian and former education minister Hamida Khuhro shared her insights with young children at the Oxford University Press bookshop at Park Towers on Tuesday morning.

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‘University education is more than just receiving a degree’

University education is not only about receiving a degree, but about everything, British Deputy High Commissioner Belinda Lewis said during a visit to Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) on Tuesday, sharing her thoughts with students and faculty members.

Complete Story:http://tribune.com.pk/story/1185235/university-education-just-receiving-degree/



SAU officers form parallel union

A parallel officers association was formed in Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) Tandojam, amidst strict security on Tuesday.

Complete Story:http://www.dawn.com/news/1284998/sau-officers-form-parallel-union


Date for submitting scrutiny form for Inter annual exams announced

The Head of Examinations of the Higher Secondary Education Board Karachi Imran Chisti has announced the date for submitting scrutiny forms for Intermediate pre-engineering and general science group annual exams 2016. Forms can be submitted on 23rd and 24th September in the Bank Branch in Inter Board.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103755103&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160921


Issue of 10% increase in fees will be resolved soon

Provincial Minister of Education Jam Mehtab has said that the issue of 10% increase of fees in private schools will be resolved soon. CM of Sindh has implemented an educational emergency in the province, because of which officers of the Education Department will visit schools 4 days in a week.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103755105&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160921


Cooperation between Universities will make the quality of education better

Governor Sindh Ashrat ul Ebad has said that cooperation between universities will not only make the quality of education better, but society will also progress.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-21-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=180625


Daud University has progressed despite limited resources

Minster of Education Sindh Jam Mehtab has said that Daud University is the proof of successful decisions of Sindh Government regarding education. Daud University has progressed rapidly from its difficult times.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-21-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=180628


The process of distribution of free books is underway in all schools of Sindh

According to the advice of Sindh Government and Ministry of Education, the process of free books distribution to children in all schools of Sindh is underway. Free books have been distributed to 4.8 million children in the schools of Sindh.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-09-21/page-2


Implementation of emergency in Education Department, Condition of schools is still poor

Despite the implementation of emergency in the Education Department by the CM of Sindh, the condition of schools is still poor. The Chief Minister of Sindh has implemented an emergency in the Education Department but there is no sign of betterment in the schools of Mirpurkhas.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-21-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=180627



The purpose of education is to gain technical skills

Miss Blenda Luis, British Deputy high Commissioner, while addressing the students of Madrassatul Islam University in Karachi, has said that the aim of education is not to get degrees only but to improve technical skills.

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Universities and peace building by Murtaza Noor

Being the hub of ideas, innovation and knowledge creation, universities have a vital role to inculcate the values of responsible citizenship, peace, tolerance, harmony and coexistence among the youth. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/universities-and-peace-building/



Letters to the Editor


Education in Zamuran

The students in Zamuran, the biggest area of district Kech, are suffering from terrible problems. The schools, colleges, and universities which were supposedly opened on August 8, continue to remain closed every other day.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/21-Sep-2016/education-in-zamuran