22 May 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Medical teachers body criticises Reforms Act

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Medical College Teaching Staff Association (KMCTSA) has expressed concern over some regulations introduced in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Medical Teaching Institution Reforms Act and asked the government to address their reservations or evolve a strategy for doing away with the services of doctors in an honourable way.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-319471-Medical-teachers-body-criticises-Reforms-Act



Protest against inappropriate appointments

Baloch Student Organization protested at Balochistan University in front of Admin and VC Office. They said university has ignored the court’s decision about recruitment and recruited staff at Technology College purposefully.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-22-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Increasing fees worrying intermediate students

Government teachers Association Said that Balochistan board of intermediate and Secondary Education are increasing the fees for Nine-tenth and intermediate students. Its worrying students to pay their education dues.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-22-2015/quetta/page7.asp


Granting middle school with 200 thousands

Provincial Minister Sheikh Jaffar Khan visited a number of schools at Zhob. He said that education is vision of this government. He granted two hundred thousand for middle high school and one million to grammar school.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102860917&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20150522


Colleges lacking basic educational facilities

A number of Boys and Girls Colleges are lacking basic education facilities at Sorab. Eighteen years gone but no improvement is evident. 95% development work completed two years before but until now 5%, work is remaining due to some reasons.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-22-2015/quetta/page8.asp




Malala calls for 12yr free girls schooling

LONDON - Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who won a Nobel peace prize for education campaigning, called on world leaders on Thursday to give 12 years of free schooling to every child following a major education summit, saying this was critical for girls.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/snippets/22-May-2015/malala-calls-for-12yr-free-girls-schooling





Capital schools still short of IT teachers, labs

Like the lack of quality education and teachers, the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE)-run model schools are short of information technology (IT) labs and teachers.
In the budget 2014-15, the government had allocated Rs200 million for establishing IT and science labs in high schools where labs were required. However, the project could not see light of the day. `As soon as the PC-1 is approved, we will start work on the project,` said an official of the FDE who requested not be named.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=22_05_2015_153_001


Parents struggle to enrol children in public schools

Enrolment of kids in public schools has become a daunting task for the parents in the capital, Daily Times has learnt. The only option left behind for the parents is to enrol their children in private institutions which is very challenging for them financially.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-05-22/page-13/detail-10


Scholar support programme

The National University of Sciences and Technology (Nust) launched its scholar support programme, `Nust endowment for educational development (NEED) Initiative,` at the main campus. The event was attended by philanthropists, donors, faculty members, staff and alumni from around the globe through a video link.
Dr Attaur Rahman, the founding chairman of the Higher Education Commission, was the chief guest.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/?page=22_05_2015_153


Fear of the religious right overshadows madressah reform

PAKISTAN is in an unambiguous state of war with violent extremist groups since the most chilling attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar on December 16, 2014. Yet the PML-N government seems to be at pains to pacify the religious right which is furious at Information Minister Senator Pervaiz Rasheed`s recent description of the seminaries in the country as `centres of ignorance and militancy Government spokesmen`s attempts to clarify the remark have failed to quieten the uproar from the madressahs, particularly those run by the Deobandi school of thought.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=22_05_2015_004_002


FDE to announce summer vacations next week

Islamabad - Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) is likely to announce summer vacations for all the students of educational institutions from the second week of June. Talking to this agency, Director General FDE Shahnaz A. Riaz said a proposal is under consideration to announce summer vacations from June 11 or 12.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/22-May-2015/fde-to-announce-summer-vacations-next-week




Convocation: Islamabad Model College for Girls confers degrees upon students

Islamabad Model College for Girls F-7/2 in its 44th convocation conferred degrees on 212 graduates and 76 post graduates. Meanwhile, 69 women made the Roll of Honour were awarded to graduates and post-graduate students for their exceptional performances.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/890349/convocation-islamabad-model-college-for-girls-confers-degrees-upon-students/


200 prisoners enrolled with AIOU

Islamabad: More than 200 prisoners are enrolled with the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) for free education. They will give their examinations within the jail premises.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-319484-200-prisoners-enrolled-with-AIOU


Seminars on media held at FJWU

Students of Communication and Media Studies (CMS), under the supervision of Sarah A. Hashmi, a lecturer, organised a series of seminars at the Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU). Renowned media persons and academicians were invited as guest speakers to share their opinions and thoughts.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-319488-Seminars-on-media-held-at-FJWU


Education is vital for Pakistan to become ‘Asian Tiger’, says Walid Mushtaq

The Roots International Schools (RIS) is the second generation of educational system that has been the cradle of creativity and innovation and been invoking our student’s imagination since its inception. The seed was sown by the Roots School System founder Ms Riffat Mushtaq and then it has been carried forward by along with the same moral values, ethics conceived by her.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-319492-Education-is-vital-for-Pakistan-to-become-Asian-Tiger-says-Walid-Mushtaq


Evidence against AXACT about Fake Degrees

During investigation fake certificates and degrees, fake official stamps, monograms of international universities etc., has recovered from main Office of Axact Company. Investigations teams are now taking information’s from servers of AXACT.

Complete Story:  http://e.jang.com.pk/05-22-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=52.gif






LHC moved: ‘Convert Governor’s House into educational institute’

Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh of Lahore High Court on Thursday sought further arguments on a petition seeking conversion of the Governor’s House, measuring 35 acres, into an educational institution.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/890363/lhc-moved-convert-governors-house-into-educational-institute/


GCU invents nano-powder for uplift of fingerprints

Government College University (GCU) on Wednesday made an unprecedented achievement by getting another key invention “ZNO-SIO2 nano-powder for the development of latent fingerprints” patented with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-319451-GCU-invents-nano-powder-for-uplift-of-fingerprints




TEVTA to launch industrial embroidery short course

In order to meet the shortage of skilled manpower in the field of Industrial Embroidery, Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) will launch Industrial Embroidery Machine Operating short course. At present, TEVTA is offering 3 and 6 months short courses of machine embroidery and 6 month course in hand and machine embroidery.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=264509


Turkish group to establish university in Lahore

Pak-Turk Group will establish an international standard university in Lahore and talks are in progress with the government in this regard. This was stated by Husyin Unver, Regional Director Punjab chapter of Pak-Turk Group during a media briefing here at a hotel on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-05-22/page-14/detail-6


Awarding to president all private schools association

Global Educational Movement has awarded President of All Pakistan Private Schools Association with Gold Medal for his work and services. President said that he would continue working in his tempo with passion.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-05-22/page-2


Gojar Khan facing sever downfall in education

Sarwar Shaheed College, Gojar Khan could start classes in this new educational year. Gujjar Khan is biggest tehsil of Punjab but condition of education is very depressive.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-05-22/page-4


Satisfactory cost per student in partner school of PEF

Punjab Education Foundation is gaining success with collaboration of Private Sector. It is estimated that monthly cost per student is only Rs. 511. This shows the output of PEF.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-05-22/page-12/detail-3


No working on instructions of CM

Chief Minister Punjab Instructed to repair the broken infrastructures and propagation of Dengue awareness campaign. Nothing is doing on his instructions.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-05-22&edition=ISL&id=1707753_45701462




6.2m children out of schools despite increase in Sindh education budget

Despite a steady increase in education budget over the years and legislation to make school education compulsory and free for children, the fact that 6.2 million children in Sindh aged between five and 16 years do not go to school is a cause for concern.
This was stated in a conference organised by the Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS) in collaboration with Alif Ailaan in which quite a few parties of Sindh were invited to discuss their role in the betterment of the education sector.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=22_05_2015_117_002



`US offering students scholarships to help Pakistan`

The US consul general in Karachi, Brian Heath, on Thursday said his government`s key focus to help Pakistan was on education for which the United States was providing opportunities to Pakistani graduates extensively. Speaking to students Mr. Heath said that the US offered huge opportunities to Pakistani students to get education in its best universities through scholarships.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=22_05_2015_118_005



Summer vacation starts

The Education Department of Sindh has announced the summer vacation for schools and colleges across the province. According to the media reports, the decision was taken in the meeting of provincial committee of education department.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-05-22/page-15/detail-12


Trouble for KU evening students

A crucial issue faced by evening students of the University of Karachi (KU) is the unavailability of university buses, a transportation service known as the Point, even though evening students pay higher fees than morning students. When the evening directorate was contacted in this regard, he did not have a solution to the problem.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/890210/trouble-for-ku-evening-students/


With flying colours: 91 doctors vow to serve mankind at Bahria varsity’s second convocation

As many as 91 new doctors graduating from Bahria University Medical and Dental College pledged to employ their knowledge in the best interest and service of mankind and to show utmost respect for human life.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/890257/with-flying-colours-91-doctors-vow-to-serve-mankind-at-bahria-varsitys-second-convocation/


Starting young: 21-year-old teaches children tolerance

Haris Hashmi, a 21-year-old student from Sherpao Colony and the founder of the Foundation for Empowering Youth, addressed students in the third session of the ‘I Am Karachi Talks’ at Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari Institute of Technology on Thursday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/890274/starting-young-21-year-old-teaches-children-tolerance/


Schools Census could not proceeded

Education Department is unable to start the Government School Census. In census, the education statistics related to students, teachers and number of schools etc. are collected. World Bank suggested starting the census through third party.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102861283&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150522


Pakistan Steel spending six million on their educational institutions

There are almost twelve educational institutions being working under Pakistan Steels. Eight out of Twelve produced 100% results. Remaining is also working Good. Pakistan Steels announced to spend 6.1 million for development in their institutions.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-05-22/page-2



Schedule of ICOM Exams

Higher Education Board of Education announced schedule for Intermediate Commerce exams. Recently Board of Intermediate found a number of candidates cheating during intermediate exams. They registered the copy cases against them.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102860631&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150522



Police recovered a number of textbooks from a Kabaria

Assistant Commissioner Tando Jam raided on a shop of Kabaria. He found a number of textbooks there. He caught two suspected criminals on spot.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102860760&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150522


Retaining URDU in BCOM

Karachi University has rejected proposal for equating the aggregate marks with passing Marks. Academic Council also approved the Urdu subject to be included in BCOM.

Complete Story: http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2015-05-22&edition=KCH&id=1707605_89440018




Every child in school by Naween A. Mangi

The problem is well known: Pakistan has seven million out-of-school children on our treacherous streets, hundreds of overpaid and under-qualified teachers hired in return for political favours, and scores of schools without desks, toilets or drinking water. The nation ranks 113thin a United Nations Education for All index of 120 countries. What’s the solution? How can we take our children out of drug and gambling dens and bring them into the safety of comfortable and productive classrooms under the guidance of wise and compassionate teachers?

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/890138/every-child-in-school/


Letters to the Editor


A game of degrees

Ever since I read the news about the fake degree scam, involving one of the biggest IT Company in Pakistan, I have been wondering why we are such an evil genius race? I am studying in Canada, in one of the best universities here.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/letters/22-May-2015/a-game-of-degrees


Education and peace

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a philosopher, once said, “If you want to destroy any nation, destroy its education first.” It is education that brings about positive change in attitude and enlightens the mind. Access to quality education promotes social cohesion, equality, peace, social harmony and resultantly nips conflict drivers in the bud.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/889612/education-and-peace/

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Universities Act, Fopuasa set up their recommendations

Peshawar:  Federation of all Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (Fopuasa) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa executive body meeting was held under the chaired by the provincial president Dr.Fazal Nasir. The participant gives different recommendations for the sovereignty and integrity for the presentation of the Provincial Assembly of KP.

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


Engineering University employees announced to end Protest

Peshawar: The employees of the Engineering University announced to end the protest and given 15 days dead line to accept their demands otherwise they closed the University.

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


The bail was rejected by Peshawar University clerk involved in millions of rupees corruption

Charsadda:  A joint meeting of PTC members, teachers and local elders was held in the Shabqadar Saddar Garhi Government High School.  The participant showed their grievances on the shortage of the fund and absence of the Principal in Saddar Garhi Government High School Principal from the last one year.

Complete Story:  http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page03.aspx


College teachers assured for up gradation

Peshawar: Minister for Treasury Muzaffar Syed assured the delegation of the College Professors for their act upon the up gradation and service structure soon.  He said present government know very well the problems of the teachers.

Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.8

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page  No.8


Summer vacations announced

Peshawar: Board of Intermediate & Secondary education announced the summer vacations schedule for the all province government schools.  All the Primary schools will be closed from the 29th May until 31st August & Middle and High schools will remain closed w.e.f 15th June, 2015 to 31st August, 2015 for summer vacations.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.1


Nations can be build through education: Asad Qaisar

Peshawar:  The Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly said that provincial government give his full assistance to the educational institutions for the Higher and quality education. He address in University of Swabi as Chief Gust in the ceremony of Tree planning campaign.

 Complete Story:  Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, PageNo.8




Challenges can be faced with education

Karakh: Education is necessary for all, Socio political leaders should play role for awareness of education. Challenges of present age can handle with tool of education.

Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page2/



Lasbela University students protest

Othal: Lasbela University students protested against unavailability of water and electricity facility in university premises. Many students fainted during protest.

Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No.8


Politics is the loss of students in educational institutions

Othal: Province is bearing big loss due to politics and negative inclinations of students in educational institutions. Success of Baluchistan is only possible through excelling in education.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Notice should be taken for dilapidated conditions of schools

Gawader: BSO said in statement many schools are closed due to shortage of teachers, furniture and basic facilities like water and bathrooms. Government should take notice instead of raising slogans of educational emergency in province.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_2.html


Educational betterment slogans are just for sake of statements

Quetta: PSF said quoting District Harnai worst conditions of educational institutions that government slogans of educational emergency and development are just for the sake of press briefings and press statements.

Complete Story: Daily Jang, Quetta, Page No.2


NTS test in Gandawah

Gandawah: More than 1800 students competed on 150 seats in Gandawah, candidates faced shortage of basic facilities like water and shade.

Complete Story: Daily Jang, Quetta, Page No.8




Govt Primary School  without basic facilities  

District Bahawalpur: Government Primary School Noor Pur Chanar is without basic facilities. Only one wash room for 210 students including 72 firls ,Students studying withour electricity and fans in hot summer days, without water facility due to unavailibility of non salery grants .System has turned into ruin and students feels panic as well as their parents. Residents and Parents have demanded to CM Punjab, DCO Bahawalpur, EDO Education and Political representatives to  issue resolvetion orders to facilitate the said school.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-05-22/page-03

Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.07


Superintendent misbehaved with his subordinates at Examination Center

District Rahim Yar Khan: In Press Comnference parents along with Social Workers shared that  Supretendent Preofessor Saqib misbehaved with the staff and students at examination Center of Elementry Collage Khan Pur. Through unneccessery Checking and abuses he scared the students who are compel to exam in that unhealthy enviournment.CM Punjab take neccesserry action against the issue.

Complete Story:  Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.3

Daily Sang-e-Meel, Page No.2


Parents and Students Protested, Demand to provide furniture for school

District Vehari: Residents of the area forwarded application to the Administration for the provision of furniture in Govt. Boys Primary School Mouza Mohal but in vain. On which Parents and Students protested against the administration and demanded to CM Punjab, CO Vehari and EDO Education to accomplishment the furniture for said school.

Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.2


Equipped persons (Chaang Bradri) entered into school to close it

District Rahim Yar Khan: A case 452/186 registered against Asif Chaang and 3 accomplices for entering into Govt. Primary School Basti Hashim Mouza Haji Pur, and tortured school teacher for teaching the students of that area. When police reached on the spot they ran away. In the presence of Police they threaten the teacher of said school on mobile call. According to Police two persons arrested and inquiry will continue as per merit.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.07


Administration inquired and ordered to transfer to far away areas

District Rahim Yar Khan: Female Teacher violated her staff member in Govt. Girls Primary School 242/TDA on which administration took notice of the issue and transferred the said teacher in the far away school. People of the area thanked and appreciated the local administration for the action.  

Complete Story:  Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.3




Teachers stood against Degree College Principal

District Nawabshah: The Teachers of Government Degree College nawabshah protested against Principal of their College on his illegal action against Suspending two Teachers of the college. They gathered before press club and declared before media that Principal has ruined the atmosphere of the college; action should be taken against him.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130272349&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150522



Teachers and students protested against garbage in School

District Sukkur: The Teachers and students of Government Primary Liaquat Memorial School protested against the inhuman act of people while throwing garbage and other waste material in the school premises.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130272209&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20150522


20 School buildings in dangerous condition; near to collapse

Hyderabad: About 20 School buildings of Union Council Tando Fazal are near to collapse due to carelessness of Education Department. Thousands of Students future is on the verge of devastation; even their lives are in danger due to dangerous condition of schools. The SMC funds are grabbed and not used properly on the repairing of school buildings. Primary School habib Unar, Primary School Nazar Jatoi, Sono Lashari, Daud Hingoro, Ahmed yangri are in dangerous condition and near to collapse.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-03.jpg



700 Students getting Education without basic facilities in School

District Badin: Government Higher Secondary School Golarchi is without basic facilities of Drinking water and washrooms. More than 700 students are getting education in dangerous building without basic facilities.

Complete Story: http://epaper.awamiawaz.com/fullsize/Page-05.jpg



Free Text books sold; AC visited book shop

District Sanghar: The Government free books for Primary School students being sold on the book shops in Tando Adam. On the information Assistant Commissioner raided on the book shop and took action against them.

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Sindh Education is backwards due to corruption: Seminar in university

District Khairpur  Mirs: A Seminar regarding Corruption was organized by National Accountability Bureau in Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur Mirs. While putting light on Sindh Education it was declared that Sindh Education is ruined and put backwards due to corruption.

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Primary School building construction work did not complete

District Khairpur Mirs: The construction work of Government Primary School village Photo Khan Bahleem near Agra is not completed since 3 years. There are 64 Students in the school, but no teacher for them. The villagers demanded from Government to take notice of school building.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_22052015011952.jpg


Assistant Commissioner reached Girls High School on complaints of Citizens

District Khairpur Mirs: Assistant Commissioner Kotdiji visited Government High School Kotdiji on the complaints of citizens against Head Mistress. He inquired from Teachers about the matter; Teachers complained that Head Mistress remains absent. He said the report would be sent to Deputy Commissioner.

Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 2


NTS Pass teachers protested for offer order

Dsitrict Naushehro Feroz: NTS Pass teachers from Moro city continued their protest for offer order of teaching post.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_22052015011952.jpg


Drinking water supply in Degree college suspended since a month

District Jamshoro: The supply of water to Government Degree College Sehwan is suspended since a month. The college management is buying water from outside.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_22052015011952.jpg


Inter Commerce Examinations starting from today

Karachi: The Examinations of Inter Commerce are starting from today. About one lac students would appear in the examination.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102860631&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20150522



Practical not held; students protested 

Distirct Thurparker: Students from Nau Kot protested against college management on not taking first year and second year practical. They demanded from Government in to take notice.

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