23 November 2015

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Candidates barred from NTS test protest

Dozens of candidates on Saturday protested after they were not allowed to appear in the National Testing Service (NTS) examination for appointments in Education Department.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-352707-Candidates-barred-from-NTS-test-protest

Atif stresses focus on government schools

Minister for Education Muhammad Atif Khan has announced 4.1 million children enrolled in government schools deserved their due share of attention.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/996095/hitting-the-books-atif-stresses-focus-on-government-schools/ http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2015-11-22/page-8/detail-31

Juniors managing education system in KP

Junior officers have long been managing the women education system in all districts of the province except one due to the elementary and secondary education department’s failure to appoint the BPS-19 district education officers (female).

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1221435


Book Fair in Girls Degree College

Book Ocean and Bach Khan Degree College’s administration jointly arranged a book fair in the college. The book fair was inaugurated by Principal Shehnaz.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103187228&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151121


Design of FATA University Finalized

Sardar Mehtab Abbasi stated that the construction of FATA University will prove the empathy of the government for the people of FATA. The design of FATA University has been finalized. He has directed the concerned authorities to finalize the names for VC and Project Director by the end of December.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103187316&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151121


Transfers of APs and Lecturers

Higher Education Department has notified the transfer of 31 assistant professors and 106 lecturers at the direction of KPK government.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103187334&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151121


BS Program in Jamrod Degree College

BS program has commenced in the Jamrod Degree College for Boys in the Jamrod Tehsil of FATA.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103188974&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151122


Parent day function at Army college

The Chief of Army Staff Overall Champions Trophy was awarded to Sher Khan Shaheed House at the parents day and prize distribution ceremony of the Army Burns Hall College for Boys here on Saturday.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1221429


School management shaves off heads of students

In a harsh mode of corporal punishment, the management of Forest Model School (FMS) shaved the hair off heads of nearly 40 students. It caused anger among the students and their parents.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-352905-School-management-shaves-off-heads-of-students


More than 5,000 appear for entry test

Entry test for the seats of MBBS and BDS in DOW University of health and science and Jinnah Sindh medical University was held under the National Testing Service at NED Universityon Sunday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-11-23/page-14




Over 10,000 students complete in 11th math olympaid

The management of PakTurk International Schools and Colleges organised the 11th Inter Schools Mathematics Olympiads (ISMO) on Sunday. According to a handout, the event is part of efforts since 1995 to provoke interest and knowledge among students.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/996446/sum-it-up-over-10000-students-compete-in-11th-math-olympiad/



Students make up one-third of disaster victims

Result of study shared at safety training for schools, madrassas in kohat. Teacher must stay abreast of new methods of ensuring safety at schools in the event of disaster.

Complete Story: http://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201511230421&EN_ID=11201511230145&EMID=11201511230071


PEC affiliates with Bannu University

Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) approved its affiliation to the University of Science and Technology (UST) Bannu on Sunday. The 74th meeting of the quality evaluation committee of PEC was held in Islamabad on November 18 to approve affiliation to engineering programmes at UST Bannu.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/996464/engineering-education-pec-affiliates-with-bannu-university/


Kohat Teachers, Ulema trained on schools, madrassas safety

Separate training workshops on disaster risk reduction (DRR) were held for the male and female teachers in Kohat to build the understanding of teachers and ulema on the school/madressah safety and also enable the students to respond to emergency situations.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1221644/kohat-teachers-ulema-trained-on-school-madressahs-safety


Medical university sealed in Peshawar

The Imam Ghazali Medical University located in Canal Town has been sealed by the Higher Education Regulatory Authority (HERA) and district administration.  The operation was led by Irshad Ali Sodher, additional deputy commissioner, and his team members Altaf Ahmad Sheikh, Assistant Commissioner Muhammad Shoaib, Additional Assistant Commissioner and Zafar Khan, SHO Tehkal Police Station.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-352507-Medical-university-sealed-in-Peshawar


PhD thesis defended

An overseas PhD scholar of the Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan has defended his doctoral thesis. The scholar, Izazur Rahman, defended his thesis, “Novel particle swarm optimisation algorithms with application in power systems” at College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, Brunel University, London, United Kingdom.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-352510-Briefs


BOK centre to promote Islamic financial education

The Bank of Khyber (BoK) established the Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF) at the Institute of Management Sciences (IM-Sciences), Peshawar, on Friday, said an official statement.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1221178




Balochistan youth told to get modern education

Balochistan Governor Mohammad Khan Achakzai praised on Sunday the role of Pakistan Army in promoting education in Balochistan. He urged the youth to equip themselves with modern education and technology.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1221618/balochistan-youths-told-to-get-modern-education


Difficulties in Fee Reimbursement Scheme

Female students of Sardar Bhadur Khan University are facing complications in availing themselves of the PM Fees Reimbursement Scheme. They were to register themselves on an HEC website for the said purpose but the website is not working properly.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103188203&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151122


Exams with incomplete course books

Deputy District Officer Education, Meel Chaltan Town Quetta, visited some schools here and showed his concerns regarding incomplete course work. He advised teachers to complete course prior to the exam dates.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103190072&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151123


Dir Colleges Expelled on Absenteeism

Secretary Education made a surprise visit to Directorate Colleges. He found the Director Colleges absent and suspended the director along with 20 teachers present at the curriculum section.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-23-2015/quetta/page2.asp


Poor transport for teachers

GTA Baghbana pointed out the lack of proper transport arrangements in schools especially for teachers. Teachers face difficulties while commuting to and from work. They stressed that available transport should be repaired as soon as possible.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-23-2015/quetta/page7.asp


Three rooms for 600 Students

Deputy Commissioner Harnia visited the Government Degree College and found that only three classrooms were available for accommodating almost 600 students.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-23-2015/quetta/page8.asp


Mismanagement at Residential College

Residential College at Khuzdar is facing grave mismanagement issues. Lecturers of the college are working at local language centers.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-23-2015/quetta/page8.asp


Issues of students and teachers will be solved

CM’s advisor, Sardar Raza Muhammad Baraich said that the provincial government will take all necessary steps to solve the issues of students and teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103188207&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151122


Students should struggle for education with high spirits

JTI’s central convener, Abdul Waheed Kakar stressed that students should strive for getting education with high spirits. Ulemas should give pens to the students instead of Kalashnikovs.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103186520&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20151121


Academic Council of Turbat varsity meets

The vice-chancellor of Turbat University, Dr Abdul Razaq Sabir, has said that the varsity is capable of meeting the expectations of people associated with research and higher education. Addressing the third meeting of the Academic Council, he said: “Extending every possible facility to students, catering conducive learning environment in the university, encouraging research activities and promoting technologically advanced teaching methodology in the university are among top in our priorities.”

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1221229




HEC chief asks VCs to resist political pressure

The Higher Education Commission Chairperson Dr Mukhtar Ahmed urged the newly-appointed vice chancellors from across the country to take a stand against all kinds of political pressure.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/996423/raising-the-standard-hec-chief-asks-vcs-to-resist-political-pressure/


Split of Mirpur Board won’t be allowed

President of Property Dealers Association, Gulfaraz Nazeer said that the conspiracy of splitting Mirpur Board will not be allowed to succeed. If the board is split, then the situation will grow out of control and the government will be responsible for the consequences.

Complete Story: http://www.khabraingroup.com/Muzafarabad/22-11-2015/p2/story.aspx?param=a5%20copy.jpg




BISP convenes education advisory council meeting

Learning from past experience, the most deserving people of the country have to be targeted for provision of financial assistance through National Socio-economic Registry (NSER) updation, minimising the inclusion and exclusion errors, BISP Chairperson Marvi Memon said on Friday.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-21/page-3/detail-3


Int’l conference on Allama Iqbal starts tomorrow

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will hold a two-day international conference on great poet and philosopher Dr Muhahmmad Iqbal tomorrow (Monday) to highlight his vision and thoughts on contemporary issues. Eminent scholars and writers from home and abroad will present their research papers on various aspects of his life and work. Barrister Muneeb Iqbal, grandson of Dr. Iqbal will be chief guest at the opening session.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-22/page-13/detail-2


Iqbal Day celebrated at FJWU

Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) arranged a seminar on 138th birth anniversary of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal.  The theme of the seminar was ‘Iqbal Ka Aqal aur Tasawar Ishq- Aik Khas Nashist.’ The chief guest of the seminar was FJWU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Samina Amin Qadir and Slahiyudin Darwesh. The ceremony starts with the recitation of Holly Quran.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-352524-Iqbal-Day-celebrated-at-FJWU


Despit claims, govt has failed to enroll out-of-school children

Like other children, Mohammad Bilal wakes up early every morning. But instead of heading to school, he sells garments at a stall to earn a living for his family. The 11 year old stallholder in Raja Bazaar wanted to go to school, but earning money to help his mother is more important to him. “I have two sisters and a brother, and I help my mother earn for our family,” he said.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1221165/despite-claims-govt-has-failed-to-enroll-out-of-school-children


San Jose University, AIOU Hold Workshop On Computer Sciences

San Jose State University, California, USA and Allama Iqbal Open University(AIOU) held a joint two-day internship-workshop here at its main campus to promote online education in the field ofcomputer science. Inaugurating the workshop, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui said that the AIOU will enhance its international collaboration to expose its students to the latest advancement in the telecom and IT sector.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=279800




USEF Celebrates Int’l Education Week

The United States Education Foundation (USEF) celebrated the International Education Week to promote and acknowledge high achieving students and Counselors. While this High Achievers’ Event usually celebrated the hard work and success of the best and brightest students, this year, Education USA honoured student counselors as well.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=279799




Carol, Javeria remain on top in speech contests

All Pakistan Federal Government Educational Institutes (cantts and garrisons) English and Urdu Declamation Competition-2015 was held at here FG Degree College Abid Majeed Road.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/21-Nov-2015/carol-javeria-remain-on-top-in-speech-contests


CPEC to open avenues for education in socio-economic development

Wife of Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Bao Jiqing while emphasizing the significance of Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) stressed that both countries need to open educational corridor to escalate economic development and improve the living standards of people.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-22/page-13/detail-3




Illegal Registration of Medical Colleges and Doctors

A latest report of Auditor General of Pakistan has revealed some corruptions in PMDC. According to the report, medical colleges were illegally registered in 2013. Similarly, doctors were also illegally registered. Medical colleges, which did not have 150 beds teaching hospital, were registered in violation of rules and regulations.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103187094&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20151121


Protests by Daily Wagers

The protest by daily wagers of Federal schools continued for the sixth day too. Mian Aslam of Jamaat e Islami expressed solidarity with the protestors. He said that the government’s claim of increasing the literacy rate has been exposed.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-21-2015/Pindi/page2.asp


Students will not be Subjected to the Dangers of Politics

Usman Kakar addressed the ceremony for merger of IJT in Khaleeji Colony. He said that the students will not be left exposed to hazards of politics.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-22-2015/Quetta/page2.asp


AIOU to hold anti-corruption seminars

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) in collaboration with National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will hold anti-corruption ‘Say No to corruption’ seminars at its regional campuses across the country.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-352659-AIOU-to-hold-anti-corruption-seminars


MCS holds 23rd convocation

The 23rd convocation ceremony of Military College of Signals (MCS) was held on Saturday. Higher Education Commission Chairman Professor Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed graced the occasion as chief guest, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-352662-MCS-holds-23rd-convocation


SLS holds Badminton tournament

A four-day inter-SLS Badminton Tournament, between 10 campuses of SLS, was held at Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School, Islamabad campus, says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-352663-SLS-holds-badminton-tournament


Rootsians celebrate universal children’s day with fervour

Roots Schools/Ivy International Schools celebrated Universal Children’s Day in all the branches nationwide by holding a variety of events in which children read out poems, delivered speeches on child rights and held stage shows to raise voice for their rights.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/22-Nov-2015/rootsians-celebrate-universal-children-s-day-with-fervour



US University gifts books to IIU

The University of North Carolina, Wilmington, USA, has gifted more than 50 books to International Islamic University (IIU), Islamabad. The books were gifted by Dr. Carrie Clements of the UNCW on the occasion of her lecture arranged by the Faculty of Languages and Literature (FLL) in collaboration with the Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD) on 'Establishing Center for Teaching Excellence at IIUI' at the Lincoln's Corner, Central Library, IIU new campus.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-352915-US-university-gifts-books-to-IIU


Hiring teaching staff a priority

Mueen Ahmed Dani attended an event at Model College for Women G-10/4. On the occasion, he said that hiring the teaching staff is a priority of the government.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-11-23/page-3



FDE protesting staff members to face action

The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has planned to take disciplinary action against its daily-wage employees, both teaching and non-teaching, for boycotting duty to protest non-payment of salary and non-regularisation of services.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-352916-FDE-protesting-staff-members-to-face-action


Bahria University holds convocation

The Bahria University, Islamabad Campus, held its 14th Convocation at the Jinnah Convention Centre here on Sunday. Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Professor Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, who was the chief guest on the occasion, conferred degrees on the graduating students of PhD, Masters and Undergraduate programmes.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-352920-Bahria-University-holds-convocation




USWA College holds lively parents day

Education plays a key role in the progress of a nation and a society gifted with zealous and talented youth ultimately achieves its goals and gets its rightful status in the comity of nations, said Major General (r) Noor Hussain.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-352922-Uswa-College-holds-lively-parents-day



‘Jashan-e-Kaarvan’, on the success of social education campaign for underprivileged children ‘KAARVAN’, will be organised by FAST School of Management, at FAST NU Auditorium, AK Brohi Road, sector H-11/4, Islamabad, from 9a.m.-5:30.p.m., says a press release.

Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-352927-Jashan-e-Kaarvan


School organizes Science exhibition

The Smart School Islamabad held a science exhibition at its I-10/4 campus to motivate the student and bringing out their capabilities in the field of science. With the aim of saving our planet earth by the use of bio-energy resources, many models including solar house, wind power project and zero emission running car were displayed. 

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/22-Nov-2015/school-organises-science-exhibition


PMDC asks colleges to display merit list

The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has directed all colleges under its purview to display a merit list before admitting candidates and to send a copy of the list to the council.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1221402


Youth urged to disseminate Islam’s message of peace

President International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al- Draiweesh has called upon Muslim youth to disseminate Islam’s message of peace and discourage violent attitudes.
Addressing male and female representatives of the IIUI students of China, Thailand, Indonesia, Somalia and Afghanistan,

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=279919




Education standards worsening

The Punjab School Education Department’s Quality Drive Initiative (QDI) has not achieved its target — quality education — according to teachers and education officers (EO) involved in the project.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/995985/quality-drive-education-standards-worsening/


Educationists stress for imparting independent learning culture

Beaconhouse The New School (TNS) DHA on Saturday organised a panel discussion for its upcoming event ‘School of Tomorrow Education and Cultural Festival’, which would be held in Karachi. The panel discussed the merits of the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge International Examination system (CIE O and A level), keeping in mind the academic and professional needs of the future.

Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-22/page-14/detail-4



UOG asks medical students to submit oath with fees

The University of Gujrat (UoG) has asked Nawaz Sharif Medical College students, selected on reserved seats for overseas families, to submit tuition fee as per regular students’ fee structure by Nov 27.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1221183


All available resources to be utilized to improve literacy rate: Baleegh

Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Muhammad Baleeghur Rehman has said education is the top most priority of the government and all available resources will be utilized to improve literacy rate.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=279807


The science of empowerment lecture at PU

The Center of Clinical Psychology arranged a lecture on ‘the science of empowerment’. The lecture was given by British psychologist Dr. Oskan Mehmand.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103189722&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151122


Building of EDO school office has become dilapidated

The office building of department of education for schools has become dangerous. The building was declared unfit seven years ago. After the recent earthquake, the building has become more life threatening than before.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-21/page-12/detail-3


Pakistan Awareness Program

Students of MNT High School and Bahria Foundation College Okara visited the workers’ convention in lieu of the Pakistan Awareness Movement of Nazria e Pakistan Trust. They witnessed the Pakistan movement’s photo gallery. Moreover, mobile ‘ideological education units’ have also been visiting various educational institutes as part of the Pakistan Awareness Program.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-11-22/page-12/detail-2



Action against negligent officers

The education department has decided to take action against the negligent officers who were responsible for the promotion of ‘quality education’ campaign.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103189699&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20151122

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


FATA teachers announce protest in Islamabad

Peshawar:  All Teachers Association Fata Central President Mr. Haji Khan Malik Mehsood made an announcement saying that if, as promised by the higher officials, the issue of the promotion of teachers was not resolved by 29th November, a boycott will be observed starting from the 30th of November and the schools will be closed till the issuance of subsequent order.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103190983&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151123


Illegal Imam Ghazali Medical University sealed in Peshawar

Peshawar: The Imam Ghazali Medical University located in Canal Town has been sealed by the Higher Education Regulatory Authority (HERA) and district administration. The operation was led by Irshad Ali Sodher, additional deputy commissioner, and his team members. A press release of the HERA said the institution was neither registered in Pakistan nor in Afghanistan.

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


Future of Girls High School Perkhu Dheri students jeopardized

Mardan: The apathy and lack of interest shown by the Principal of Government Girls High School Perkhu Dheri has jeopardized the future of the school’s students.  Residents of the area complained that the principal belonged to Peshawar and hardly ever visited school. Her insistent absence has led to grave mismanagement and deterioration of the state of education at the school. 
Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 4


Only one teacher teaching for past 17 years in Girls Primary School Nazir Garhi

Shabqadar:  Only one teacher has been teaching in Government Girls Primary School Nazir Garhi for the last 17 years.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 5


Demand for cancellation of transfer of Principal F.E.F College 

Tangi: The Tangi Bar Association General Secretary said that the Principal Saira Bukhari is an honest and talented principal but some lazy and dishonest worker of the college is against him and wants to achieve his twisted agenda through the transfer of the principal. He said that the transfer of the principal will negatively impact the performance and results of the college and that the transfer should be immediately cancelled.

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


Closing of educational institutes by the government highly condemnable: PSF

Peshawar: The Pakhtun Student’s Federation (PSF) strongly rebuked the provincial government over its decision of closing several educational institutes. The provincial government should be striving day in and out for the construction of new schools, colleges and universities, not closing the existing ones. Complete Story:  Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 2


“Education for all” movement in Khyber Paktunkhuwa

Peshawar: The Teachers Federation announced “Education for all” movement in Khyber Paktunkhuwa in which the children deprived of education will be admitted to schools and will be educated and counseled. In this regard, a workshop was also held in which teachers were guided on how to play an active role in this movement.

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

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103188978&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151122 


Western styled pants with shirt would not be accepted as uniform in government schools: Muhammad Javed

Hangu: Mr. Muhammad Javed alleged that the government desires to promote foreign and western culture by standardizing western styled pants with shirt as the students’ uniform in government school. He strongly condemned the government for not endorsing the national dress shalwar kameez which depicts Islamic culture as the school uniform. 
Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Girls degree college in Dera will be set up soon: Ali Amin

Peshawar: Provincial Finance Minister Sardar Ali Amin said that the Chief Minister of KP has ensured that the F.E.F Girls degree college Dera will not be closed and that basic educational facilities will be provided in the area. He shared his views on a ceremony partook by the teachers’ society. He further stated that for the development of education in Dera, another Girls degree college will also be set up soon.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Muhammad Atif stresses focus on government schools

Peshawar: Minister for Education, Muhammad Atif Khan stated that the 4.1 million children enrolled in government schools deserved their due share of attention. He was speaking at the 28th annual parents’ day at the Modern Schooling System Abbottabad on Saturday. Students were also present on the occasion. KP Government Spokesperson and Special Assistant to CM Mushtaq Ghani, former Provincial Minister Shaukat Yousufzai and Pakistan Baitul Maal Chairperson Zamurd Khan were in attendance. He said PTI realizes the significance of education and the provincial administration has dedicated a large slice of the budget for the development of education sector. The provincial government acknowledges the contribution of private educational institutions; however, government schools must be given utmost priority.

Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx


Imam Ghazali Medical University sealed in Peshawar

Peshawar: The Imam Ghazali Medical University located in Canal Town has been sealed by the Higher Education Regulatory Authority (HERA) and district administration. The operation was led by Irshad Ali Sodher, Additional Deputy Commissioner, and his team members. A press release of the HERA said the institution was neither registered in Pakistan nor in Afghanistan.

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


Students’ future at stake; teachers absent from school

Peshawar: Member Town 4 Council, Mr. Imran Khankhel said that the transfer of science teacher of Government Gilrs High School Surizai Bala has had grave implications such as high student drop out rate. The students have been left with no option but to leave the school due to the absence of a science teacher.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103187068&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151121


No compromise on the rights of Higher Education employees: Zafar Ali Khan

Peshawar: Mr. Zafar Ali Khan stated that no lenience and tolerance will be shown with regards to the violation of the rights of the employees of the department of Higher Education.
Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Closure of 15 Girls’ Colleges

Peshawar: The Pakistan Muslim League (N) Provincial Chief Organizer MPA Sobia Khan criticized the closure of 15 girls’ colleges in the province. 
Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 2


Children forced to study under the open sky in cold weather

Swat: More than 500 students of Government Primary School Mataltaan are compelled to study under the open sky in the cold weather following the destruction of the school in the recent earthquake. Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 3


Eliminating cheating in examination a duty of teacher

Mardan: Secretary Culture, Sports & Tourism Zahid Durrani said that education plays an important role in the development and progress of a nation. The elimination of cheating in examination and polishing the mental capabilities of students is the duty of the teachers.

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

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




Balochistan Educational Institutions destroyed: BSO

District Quetta: BSO central organizer Mr. Javeed Baloch strongly condemned the provincial government of Balochistan for the misallocation of resources and deterioration of educational institutions.
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Balochistan Government is providing facilities to educational institutions: Governor

District Dera Bughti: The Governor Balochistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai said Sui Military College is one of the best colleges of the country. He added that Balochistan Government aims to provide facilities to all educational institutions and to raise the standard of education in Balochistan.
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Parents disappointed by the mismanagement of Residential College Khuzdar

District Khuzdar: Balochistan Residential College has fallen prey to mismanagement. Lecturers are not imparting education in the institution and have established private language centers in the city. The parents of the students are worried about the future of their children. 
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Surprise visit of Secretary Education; director colleges suspended

District Quetta: The Secretary Education, Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar paid a surprise visit to Directorate of Education and suspended the Director College Shah Waliullah Kakar & other teaching staff on account of absenteeism. 

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-23-2015/Quetta/page2.asp




Eradication of cheating in examination is 1st priority: Secretary Education

District Quetta: The Secretary Education Balochistan Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar said that a unit of policy planning & implementation has been established for receiving complaints of cheating in examination of intermediate to be held on 24th November. He said section 144 has been imposed for prevention of cheating in examination. Photo state shops will remain close near to examination centers; mobile phones and other electronic gadgets will not be allowed in examination center.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-23-2015/Quetta/page3.asp


Vacancies of Education Department should be filled according to merit: Asmatullah Kakar

District Quetta: Mr. Asmatullah Kakar and other members of Jameat Ulma-e-Islam Nazriyati commented that NTS recruitments had become bone of contention. They demanded from Chief Secretary, CM Baluchistan, Secretary Education and Commissioner Quetta to ensure meritocracy in recruitments through NTS.
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Some schools of Zoab located in rental houses: GTA

District Zoab: The President GTA District Zoab Mr. Fatah Khan Mandokhel along with other socio-political leaders said that some schools of Zoab were operating in rental houses and teachers were paying the rent while parents were bearing the fuel expenses of buses for transportation of girl students. They condemned such injustice and negligence of the government. 

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Steps should be taken for establishment of Girls College in Pasni

District Gawadar: Social activist, Mr. Bijar Baloch asserted that a college for girls should be established in Pasni due to the increasing population of girls by every year. He said 700 candidates are enrolled in Inter College collectively, wherein the girls’ ratio is more than boys, which is why a separate college for girls should be established in Pasni for easy and convenient continuation of education for girls.

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Library should be established in Uthal

District Lasbela: Social activist, Mr. Hayam asserted that a public library should be established in Uthal for the youth of the area.

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All resources will be utilized for elimination of cheating: Secretary Education

District Quetta: The Secretary Education Balochistan Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar said that a unit of policy planning & implementation has been established for receiving complaints of cheating in examination of intermediate to be held on 24th November. He said section 144 has been imposed for prevention of cheating in examination. Photo state shops will remain close near to examination centers; mobile phones and other electronic gadgets will not be allowed in examination center.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/11-22-2015/Quetta/page3.asp


Unanimous education system will be implemented in country: Hazrat Usman Sherani

District Zoab: IJT District Zoab spokesperson Hazrat Usman Sherani said that unanimous education system should be implemented all over the country. He said IJT will organize a referendum on 24th November, 2015 and recommendations will be sent to present government for implementation of unanimous education system. He said scholarships should be given to poor students for the continuation of education and laptops should also be given in order to realize the dream of literate and educated Pakistan.

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Problems of teachers & students will be resolved: Razza Barech

District Quetta: Minister for Education Mr. Raza Barech said that the present government is striving hard for serving the teachers and students and for the resolution of their problems. He added female education should be especially focused upon and supported all over the province and shortage of water and playgrounds in schools will be resolved on a priority basis. He addressed the sports festival in Jinnah Town Girls School and appreciated the performance of both teachers and students in the festival.

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Boys High School Murgha Zakiryazai building should be constructed: Khudaay Rahim Kakar

Khanozai: Socio political leader Mr. Naimatullah Khan Kakar and others appreciated the valuable efforts of Secretary Education Mr. Abdul Saboor Kakar for the restoration of closed schools, against teacher absenteeism and for the construction of new school buildings. They demanded the reconstruction of the dilapidated ceiling of Boys High School Murgha Zakiryazai.

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Scholarships should be provided to deserving students: Faisal Zaman Gorgaij

District Dalbandin: Faisal Zaman Gorgaij, Mr. Zia Baloch and others stated that in District Chaghi, Dalbandin, Noukundi and several others, students are financing their education on their own making the financial burden too much to bear. The government should provide deserving students with educational and financial support in the form of scholarships.  

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Quality education basic right of every child: Hassan Achakzai

District Quetta: President Hamdard Welfare Foundation Mr. Hassan Achakzai said that quality education is the basic right of every child. Mr. Saif-ur-Rehman, Mr. Mufti Saqib and others while addressing the prize distribution ceremony in Bostan English Academy, said that our children are the future of our nation and that our political leaders as well as philanthropists should contribute towards the promotion of quality education. 

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Standard of educational in Balochistan University declining: JTI Nazriyati

District Quetta: The central convener of JUI Nazriyati, Mr. Abdul Hameed Sherani along with others said that despite having announced and conducted admissions for for M. Phil & Ph.D, Balochistan University has failed to commence classes. The standard of education in Balochistan University is on a constant decline owing to the negligence of university administration and lack of interest in education shown by the political leadership.

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Eradication of terrorism from educational institutions: JUI

District Naseerabad: Member JUI, Mr. Jalal Shah asserted that JUI wants eradication of terrorism and weapon culture from educational institutions. He said worldly education is as necessary as Islamic education for success in facing the challenges of modern time. He added that the current disparities in the education system are harboring conflicts and that a unanimous education system should be implemented all over the country.

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Recruitment of NTS pass candidates should be ensured

District Zoab: NTS pass candidate, Syed Qaiser Shah, along with others said in a press conference that meritorious candidates are sitting jobless awaiting the appointment orders of EDO that never come. They demanded the government to take effective measures for ensuring the recruitment of meritorious recruitments.

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PEF increases monthly Scholarships for Partner Schools

District Rahim Yar Khan:  The Punjab Education Foundation has increased monthly Scholarships for it Partner Schools by RS.100 per Student.  The Scholarships have been increased so that the partner Schools could increase the salaries of the Teachers. 

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MPA fighting against commercial sale of college land

District Multan: MPA Mr. Maqbool Ilahahi Bhutta is fighting against the commercial sale of the land of Aligarh College.  Several months ago, Mr. Maqbool had raised questions in the Punjab Provincial Assembly regarding the period of lease of the college land. He has written a letter to the Higher Education Department informing them that the land of the college was being sold in collaboration with the Housing and Town Planning Department Multan Region.

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Extra-curricular activities important to enhance abilities of the Students

District Rahim Yar Khan: Aisha Ejaz, Principal, The City School, Rahim Yar Khan, while addressing a function at the City School said that extra-curricular activities help in enhancing and harnessing the abilities of children.     

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 7


Influential wants to occupy Girls School

District Bahawalpur: Tanveer Akhtar, senior teacher at Government Girls Primary School, Chak No.152, Chani Goth reported to the police that Khadim Hussain and his son Sajid Hussain were influential people of the village and they entered the school and used threatening language against the female teachers and girls in an attempt to occupy the school building and land.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 7


Education is a fundamental right of children

District Rahim Yar Khan: A seminar was held at Feeder School of NCHD at Union Council Amangarh in collaboration with NCHD, Radio Pakistan and REED Pakistan with regards to the International Day of Children.  The seminar was addressed by Attiya Sarwat, Samina Sarwat, Uzma Rahman, Zakia Malik, Razia Aslam, Bakhtiyar Ahmed, Tariq Latif and Shafaqat Sardar.  Zakia Malik, Programme Manager REED Pakistan said that education was a fundamental right of every child and it is a must to make them productive and respectable citizens of the society.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 3

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Gifts important to encourage students

District Rahim Yar Khan: Maiza Hameed Gujjar, MNA, while addressing a function organized by Pakistan Life Care Foundation at Government Elementary School Satellite Town, Sadiqabad said that gifts like school bags, books and uniforms are very important to encourage the students to study. She also distributed gift packs among brilliant students. 

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 8


Son of a retired teacher tortures security guard with friends

District Mianchannoo: Sheraz, son of a retired teacher was standing idly in front of Piam-e-Iqbal School when the security guard of the school told him to go away. As a response, the boy accompanied with his friend tortured the security guard.
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College land sold out to developers for commercial use

District Multan: The land allocated for Aligarh College has been sold to developers who used the land for the construction of commercial buildings. The shops are now being sold out to those interested. All of the aforementioned is being done in collaboration with the Department of Housing and Town Planning Multan Region.

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Sewer hole in front of the main gate of school becomes a threat for children

District Rahim Yar Khan: The exposed sewer hole in front of the main gate of the school has become a threat for the lives of the students of Government Boys High School, Kachi Mandi, Liaquatpur.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 4


2 students of South Punjab win 3rd position in Chief Minister Essay Writing Competition

District Lodhran: Two students of Government Middle School Jamhoorwah, Tehsil Kehror Pacca have won 3rd position in the Chief Minister Essay Writing Competition in Urdu and English.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-21/page-02


Female students win 3rd position in speech competition

District Khanewal: Ms. Javeria Ajmal and Aisha Bilal, both Class 9 Students of Government Secondary School Kot Muzaffar participated in a speech competition and secured 3rdposition.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-11-21/page-02


Speech and Essay Writing Competitions will continue

District Bahawalpur: Zahoor Ahmed, EDO Bahawalnagar said that the speech and essay writing competitions will continue under his direct supervision. 

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Armed men try to kidnap school girls

District Lodhran: Allaha Wasaya, a riksha driver was driving girls home from a school of Kehror Pacca when armed men ceased the riksha and tried to kidnap the girls. The riksha driver was tortured by the armed men upon resistance. The school principal reached the scene with his security guard but the criminals successfully fled away.

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School staff to get new increment from 1st December, 2015

District Multan: A new annual increment will be given to school teachers and other support staff starting from the 1st of December, 2015.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 8


Rape of orphan girl proved; Principal suspended; husband of the teacher arrested

District Bahawalpur: A 14 year old orphan girl who was a grade 6 student at Maktab School, Farid Gate, Bhawalpur reported to the police that the school principal, Tanzila, asked her to come to her residence where her husband, Mohammed Ajmal, committed rape of the said student.  Forensic lab officials reached Bahawalpur to gather evidence, meanwhile, the principal has been suspended and her husband has been arrested.     

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 8


Appointment of professor challenged in High Court

District Multan: Hasan Raza, a resident of Multan, has filed a writ petition in the Lahore High Court, alleging the appointment of Dr. Attique Shabbar as Dean of Engineering Sciences, Zikria University to be made on illegal grounds. The High Court has issued notices to the respondent and the personnel of university management. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 8


Students must be made aware of implications of corruption

District Bahawalpur: Farooq Khan, Director Cholistan Development Authority while addressing the the speech competition ceremony at the Sadiq Deen High School said that students must be made aware of the destructive implications of corruption.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 2


NAB becomes active to arrest former registrar Zikria University

District Multan: NAB has become active for the arrest of Malik Munir, former Registrar of the Zikria University.  He will be arrested on 26th November if he does not appear in the Court on 25th November.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 2


Sports must be promoted in schools & colleges

DDO Colleges, Hafiz Mohammed Ishaq, while addressing the meeting of principals, said that in addition to education, co-curricular activities such as sports should also be promoted in schools and colleges. He added that students must be made aware of the consequences of drug abuse.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.2




Medical Colleges conduct entry test all over Sindh

Hyderabad: Around nineteen thousand students, male and female, appeared for the entry test in 7 medical universities of Sindh. The test was conducted through National Testing Service. 5000 students appeared in LUMHS for 450 seats and 3600 students appeared in Asifa Dental College Larkana for 250 seats.

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SNP protests against Lecturers and Professors of Degree College Larkana

District Larkana: Sindh National Party protested against the Lecturers and Professors of Government Degree College Larkana, alleging that they had been involved in spoiling the education of the students because of their personal enmities. 
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-11-23/news/page2/1%20(4).htm



Primary School building in deplorable condition; no basic facilities

District Qamber Shahdadkot: The main primary school of Qamber city has been facing an acute shortage of basic facilities; whereas the building is in a crumbling condition and is a threat to the safety of the students.

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Teachers continue hunger strike against nonpayment of salaries

District Khairpur Mirs: Around 314 teachers of other cadre continued hunger strike before the Sessions Court for the 14th day and demanded Chief Secretary Sindh and Education Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro for the release of their salaries. JSQM members joined the strike and favored them in their demand to release their salaries.

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QUEST conducts entry test for Larkana and Nawabshah

District Nawabshah: Quaid-e-Azam University of Engineering and Technology conducted entry test in Larkana and Nawabshah for various departments including Civil, Electrical, Electrical, Mechanical and others. The test was conducted under the supervision of Vice Chancellor, Mr. Dr. Abdul Karim Baloch and Chairman Admission Professor, Dr. Saleem Raza Samo.

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Teachers continue protests against nonpayment of salaries

District Khairpur Mirs: Around 314 teachers of other cadre continued hunger strike before the Sessions Court and demanded Chief Secretary Sindh and Education Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro for the release of their salaries. 
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Two school rooms collapsed

District Jacobabad: 2 rooms of Government Girls Primary School village Manzoor Ahmed Banglani near Thull collapsed though fortunately, no students were injured. The villagers stated that they had informed higher authorities about the poor condition of the school time and again but no notice was taken.

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Substandard material used in the construction of school building

District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of village Sono Solangi near Wada Machu protested against the usage of substandard material in the construction of their village school. They demanded for action against contractor.

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Future of thousands of students at stake due to closure of schools

District Larkana: The future of thousands of students has been jeopardized by the closure of several schools at Waris Dino Machi Taluka Ratodero including Primary School Garhi Feroz at Sarwa Chandio, Primary School Bahayo Khan Chandio, Sharbat Bozdar, Imam Bux Merbahar and many others. The teachers are not willing to attend to their duties and mostly remain absent. Concerned higher authorities have taken no notice of the situation so far.
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Teachers continue protest against nonpayment of salaries

District Khairpur Mirs: Around 314 teachers of other cadre continued hunger strike before the Sessions Court and demanded Chief Secretary Sindh and Education Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro for the release of their salaries.

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TEO raids on school; show cause notice served to 7 teachers

District Larkana: The Taluka Education Officer Mr. Anees Jalbani made a surprise visit to Government Primary School Banjudero and found seven teachers absent from the school. Consequently, Mr. Anees has issued a show cause notice to the absentees.

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Villagers protest for school building

District Jacobabad: The residents of village Ali Khan Gashkori near Tangwani protested against the shifting of school building and shortage of furniture in the school. They said that the school had been functional since 1988, but lacked basic facilities.

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Teachers and students protest against sorry state of school building

District Khairpur Mirs: Teachers along with their students protested against the sorry state of their primary school which had been constructed in 1910, but had fallen prey to dilapidation due to the insistent neglect of the education department. Students of the school have been shifted to a middle school building where they are deprived of basic facilities. 
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