22nd February 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Jhagra calls for quality education

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Engr. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that quality education bears inevitable role towards development and prosperity of any society therefore the education system needs to be strengthened in line with the present age. He was talking after presiding over the Board of Governors of the Institute of Management Sciences at its premises in Hayatabad on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-02-22/lahore/9891/69262


KP Government to provide free WiFi to government colleges

The KP government has announced to provide free WiFi for Government Colleges. Minister of Information Technology Shahram Khan Tarakai headed a meeting where he announced this.

Complete Story: https://issuu.com/abidoon/docs/e-paper_pdf__22-02-2017_-isb/6




In favour of providing education in national languages: Jamaat Ulama-e-Islam Nazryati

Secretary Jamaat Ulama-e-Islam Nazryati Syed Abdul Sattar said that his party is in favour of providing education in our national languages.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-22-2017/Quetta/page2.asp


Quality education top priority of the government: Joint Director Colleges

Joint Director Colleges Balochistan, Professor Rohana Hameed Khan Durrani said during a speech competition hosted by Government Girls Degree College, Sibbi, that education is the top priority of the government.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-22-2017/Quetta/page8.asp



Inter-School Sports Festival concludes in Bara

The Inter-Schools Sports Festival concluded at the FC ground in Bara tehsil here on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/2-22-2017/page2.asp



Pakistani students below par in maths and science

Schools in Pakistan, especially those run by the government, are producing students with alarmingly low levels of learning in key subjects such as mathematics and science, representing a significant and deep-rooted challenge to the country’s economic growth. 

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201702220237&EN_ID=11201702220080&EMID=11201702220042


Pakistan Science Foundation Talent Hunt Program: 3,000 students to be given scholarships on a monthly basis worth Rs. 10,000

According to the program, 80% of the students will be selected from Government Schools and 20% will be selected from private schools.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/islamabad/22-Feb-2017/569429


Hasnat Qureshi appointed as PEIRA chairman

Hasnat Qureshi has been appointed as new Chairman of Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) replacing Mussadaq Malik Khan in order to resolve the issues of private sector education institutions of Islamabad amicably.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1316259/peira-gets-new-chairman





AIOU launches four teachers’ training programmes

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has launched four teachers’ training programmes in line with the policy of Higher Education Commission (HEC), says a press release.

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/2-22-2017/page19.asp 


Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards

Cambridge International Examinations is delighted to announce the winners of the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards, North Pakistan (including ICT, parts of Punjab, K-P and G-B).

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201702/22/page10.php 


Roots IVY holds ideal Career, Education Expo

Roots IVY International Schools, Colleges and Universities held the first ever, one of a kind ‘Roots IVY Career & Education Expo’ nationwide from 6th -16th February 2017 to provide students with instantaneous, on the spot counseling about diverse higher studies prospects in the leading universities around the world.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201702/22/page10.php 


Standards will be set for the regularisation of Private Schools

According to RDA, private schools will be regularised according to the decisions made by DP&DC.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-22-2017/pindi/pic.asp?picname=04_11.gif


Trials will be taken from all over Pakistan for Inter-Schools Hockey Championship: Naveed Alam

Pakistan Hockey Federation has decided to hold the first ever Inter Schools Boys Hockey Championship in April this year.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-22-2017/karachi/pic.asp?picname=271388


12 year old Pakistani student to present her books in Oman

A student from Rawalpindi, Asia Arif will be going to Oman to attend a Book festival and also present her books

Complete Story: https://www.dailyjinnah.com/islamabad/main.php?action=epaper&id=main&page=2&dt=files


Teachers’ appointment: applicants protest over not being called for interviews

The management of the Department of Education stopped teacher applicants, who had passed their NTS, from entering the premises of Muslim High School, Saidpur Road, for interviews.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104044546&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170222


Annual Matriculation Examinations will start from 1st March

Chairman Rawalpindi Education Board has asked to give out role number slips to students.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104044424&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170222 




Private academies have become active as a result of preparing students for Secondary Education Examinations

Attendance of students in government schools has become an issue and private academies are taking full advantage of it by advertising that they can help students achieve good marks in their secondary level examinations.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104045611&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20170222


The Government is forcing teachers to protest: Punjab Teacher’s Union

President of Punjab Teachers Union, Syed Sajjad Akbar Kazmi and others said that the government should pay attention to the mistreatment of teachers.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-22-2017/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=63.gif



13798 madrassahs in Punjab have been geo tagged: Ministry of Interior

A report by the Ministry of Interior shows that around 13798 madrassahs in Punjab have been geo tagged.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-22-2017/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=1315.gif    


Notification issued to teachers regarding census

The Government of Punjab has issued a notification regarding census. 1 teacher from schools where 3 teachers are appointed will be asked to perform duties during census.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-22-2017/pindi/pic.asp?picname=04_11.gif


Student of Class 3 goes missing

On 18th February, a 14 year old boy named Abdul Rehman didn’t come back from school and his family members suspect that he might have been kidnapped.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-22-2017/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=02_02.jpg


Private schools are playing a great role for the progress of education: Aroosa Azmat

Aroosa Azmat expressed her views on education on the occasion of national sports day.

Complete Story: https://www.dailyjinnah.com/islamabad/main.php?action=epaper&id=main&page=5&dt=files


38 female primary teachers have been posted to far flung areas

Punjab School Education Department has posted 38 female teachers from Rawalpindi to far flung areas causing distress amongst them.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-22-2017/pindi/pic.asp?picname=411.gif   



Sorry state of educational staff under Pakistan Steel Mills

 The Pakistan Steel Mill's (PSM) education department was set up in 1981 to provide quality educational faculties to the children of its employees. The PSM administration established around 13 educational institutes at that time including five primary schools, five high schools and three colleges.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-02-22/lahore/9889/69210


Dahar for immediate reopening of schools

Sindh Minister for Education and Literacy Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that no delay will be tolerated in the opening of closed schools. He was presiding over a meeting at his office here on Tuesday. The Secretary Education Schools Mustafa Jamal Syed also attended the meeting, said a statement.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2017-02-22/page-14/detail-3




Generation’s School hosts 17th GenFajr Annual Athletic Sports Day

Generation’s School proudly hosted its 17th GenFajr Annual Athletic Sports day for its junior section, in the South Campus. The event showcased the talents of over 860 young athletes from the ages of eight till twelve, and was attended by over 1,600 spectators, making it the biggest event of the school’s academic calendar. 

Complete Story: http://epaper.brecorder.com/2017/02/22/17-page/852243-news.html


Experts stress need to reform STB syllabus

Speakers have stressed the need to reform the Sindh Textbook Board (STB) syllabus through a board of education experts while adding that no encroachment of the curriculum be allowed by the Centre as it is a provincial subject under the 18th Amendment.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=22_02_2017_119_005


A wall in Karachi where students practice journalism

A group of students in Shah Faisal Colony hope to bring about a change in their society through their own kind of journalism.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201702220008&EN_ID=11201702220003&EMID=11201702220002


Inter School Tug-of-War tournament

In the Boys category, Mehran Public School, and in the Girls Category, Admiral Public School win the Tug-of-War Competition.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-22-2017/karachi/pic.asp?picname=271391




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