23 October 2015

Regional Press:


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


KMU singed an MOU with Ihsan Trust for provision of loan to poor students

Peshawar: Khyber Medical University Peshawar and Mezan Ban Ihsan Trust signed an MOU for the provision of loan to underprivileged students. According to the MOU, Ihsan Trust will facilitate loans to underprivileged high potential students of KMU for a time period of 4 years.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103134332&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20151023

Complete Story:  Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 3

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


Salaries being issued to ghost employees for the last 5 years
Peshawar: 2 ghost teachers and 5 ghost watchmen have been receiving regular salaries from the Education Department Khyber Agency for the last 5 years.  A demand has been placed before high officials of the Education Department to take notice of the issue.

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


Demand for reduction in Peshawar University’s admission fees

Peshawar: The Principals Association President S.M. Fayaz said the increase in admission fee by Peshawar University is injustice with students who cannot afford it. He demanded the Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Abbassi and Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak to take immediate notice of the issue.

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


Government Middle School Multan Manji Wala in wreck

Sarai Norang:  The Government Middle School Multan Manji Wala School’s building is in a deplorable condition due to floods in the area. The building is near the brink of collapse and poses a threat to the lives of students and teachers. Elders of the area have demanded high officials of the Education Department to resolve the issue on a priority basis.

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


Staff shortage in Shabqadar Government Girls Higher Secondary School

Charsadda: Students of Shabqadar Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Matta Mughal Khel, reported staff shortages to the TMA office and demanded Tehsil Nazim and elected councilors to provide them with teachers.

Complete Story: http://www.akhbarekhyber.com/epaper/edition/43/akhbar-e-khyber/page/4


Teachers absent from duty

FATA: Teachers of Mulla Gori Girls School have been consistently absent from duty for months. Elders of the area have filed a formal complaint with the Education Office, reporting their absence.

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




Sub-standard material used in construction of Hayre Din Inter College boundary wall

District Suhbatpur: Public sector officials and representatives from various CSOs have demanded the government to take notice of the use of sub-standard material in the construction of Hayre Din Inter College’s boundary wall. A sum of 50 lacs was spent on the construction of the boundary wall which collapsed soon after its construction.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-23-2015/Quetta/page7.asp


On-going proceedings against absent teachers: Muhammad Saleem Siprah

District Mastung: The District Education Officer Mastung Mr. Muhammad Saleem Siprah during his surprise visits to various schools stressed that teacher absenteeism would not be tolerated at any cost. He added that notices have been served to teachers remaining consistently absent from duty and their salaries have been stopped. 
Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


Balochistan University charging high admission fee for M.A program

District Qalat: The administration of Balochistan University is charging exorbitant fees for admissions into M.A degree program from the poor candidates of Balochistan. Students have demanded the government and VC Balochistan University to set admission fees.  

Complete Story: Daily Baakhabar, Quetta, Page No. 02


Local candidates excluded from recruitments in Union Council Malik Abad
District Kech: The Union Council Malik Abad Councilors held a meeting in which Mr. Naseer Ahemd and others highlighted the appointment of candidates from other areas in Union Council Malik Abad to be an infringement upon the rights of local candidates. They said that the local candidates performed well on the recruitment test for the posts of teachers but were excluded from the merit list owing to the dishonesty of the Education Department.

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


Violation of merit continues: Mir Jalil Lango

District Qalat: PMLN District Spokesperson Mr. Mir Jalil Lango pointed out that the Chief Minister Balochistan and the provincial government is violating merit in appointments. Appointment of juniors in the presence of senior staff to the administrative posts such as that of the District Education Officer has paralyzed the education system in the province. 

Complete Story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/Multimedia/online_pages/current/page_6.html


NTS merit list in Suhbatpur is a violation of merit: National Party

District Suhbatpur: National Party’s District President, Mr. Niyaz Baloch along with other members highlighted the violation of merit in Suhbatpur. It was reported that people with fake domiciles had been included in the merit list issued by NTS which is an infringement upon the rights of local candidates.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-23-2015/Quetta/page7.asp


Teachers recruited through NTS will be supported through all possible means: Teachers Rights Association

District Quetta: Vice President Teachers Rights Association, Mr. Muhammad Farooque Nechari and Coordinator District Quetta, Mr. Saleh Muhammad Barech while addressing a delegation of newly appointed NTS teachers, said that Teachers Rights Association will support newly recruited teachers in every possible way. TRA assured that a delegation will meet with the Education Department officials for issuance of appointment letters to teachers that had not received their appointment letters yet.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-23-2015/Quetta/page3.asp




Attempted extortion; school teacher tortured for refusing

District Bahawalpur: Amanat Ali, a teacher at Government Primary School Chak No.79 Fateh, Hasilpur, in a press conference, stated that a number of armed men entered the school and attempted to extort money from him. On his incessant refusal, Amanat Ali was beaten up and tortured by the culprits, who then, locked the school building. 

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-10-23/page-10

Laptops catch fire at Islamia University

District Bahawalpur: Some 200 laptops in Islamia University which had been stored for the last 4 years instead of being distributed among students caught fire. The Vice Chancellor has formed a high level committee to conduct an enquiry into the matter.

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

Education Voucher Scheme: PEF asks for applications from private schools, NGOs

District Bahawalpur: The Punjab Education Foundation has asked NGOs and private schools to apply for PEF’s Education Voucher Scheme.  The applications have been called from 16 districts and 12,500,000 deserving children are said to benefit from the scheme. 

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


DEO’s surprise visit to Model School; Headmaster and teachers absent

District Layyah: DEO Layyah paid a surprise visit to Government Model High School Layyah and found that the Headmaster along with 12 teachers was absent from duty.  The DEO took the attendance register into possession and reported the case to the EDO.  Upon the instance of reporting, the Headmaster made several threats to the EDO. Consequently, the report has been forwarded to the Secretary Education Sindh. 

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 15


Teacher absent for the last 5 months

District Rahim Yar Khan: A teacher named Waryam at Chak No.248/1 LCNH has been absent for the last 5 months. Concerned parents have reported the case to the education authorities and demanded for action against Waryam. The parents reported that the alleged comes to the school every month and marks his attendance for the entire month.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 7


Unregistered schools growing in Ahsanpur

District Rahim Yar Khan: The residents of Ahsanpur have appealed to the authorities to take action against the unregistered private schools of Ahsanpur.  The students, while registered at government schools, attend these unregistered private schools as a result of the secretive collaboration between teachers of government schools and private school owners.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 9


Teachers to repay increments

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Accounts Department of the Education Ministry Punjab has issued notices demanding repayment to the incumbent and retired teachers who have been receiving salary increments unjustly based on qualifications since 1990. Every teacher will have to repay amounts which vary from RS.250,000 to RS.300,000. Deductions from pension benefits will be made in the case of retired teachers.

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




Middle school facing shortage of basic facilities

District Sanghar: The Government Middle School village Deebo near Dhoro Naro is facing an acute shortage of basic facilities. For a student body over 300, only two classrooms are available.

Complete Story: http://www.sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130323558&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20151023



GSTA talks about suspended teachers successful
Karachi: The Secretary Education had suspended 794 high school teachers while taking notice of their illegal promotions. It is in this context that the talks between GSTA and Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho took place. The dialogue was successful as a result of which a committee has been formed to carry out an in-depth investigation of the matter.

Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_23102015014820.jpg



Seminar on education in High School Momal Ji Mari

District Ghotki District Ghotki: A seminar on the improvement of education in Ghotki was organized at Mathelo Mumal Ji Mari which was attended by a number of local people. On the occasion, it was concluded that education is an inalienable fundamental right of every child. 
Complete Story: http://www.dailyibrat.com/beta/pages/jpp_23102015015203.jpg


Students deprived of free text books in Bhan Saeedabad

District Dadu: The residents of Bhan saeedabad protested for the provision of free text books in primary and high schools of the city. The students of class one to matric and intermediate have been deprived of free text books promised by the government.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-10-23/news/page2/1%20(8).htm


Salaries of 512 non-teaching staff not paid for years

District Sukkur: 512 non-teaching employees of Education Department Sukkur have been deprived of their salaries for the last four years. Despite Sindh High Court’s decision in their favor, salaries have not been released.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Oct/23-10-2015/Page2/P2-16.jpg


Middle school construction work held in abeyance

District Sijawal: The construction work of government Middle School village Kandhra has been held in abeyance for the last five years. More than 140 students of the school have not been getting education due to the closure of school while most of the teachers are getting their salaries despite not attending to their duties.

Complete Story: http://www.thekawish.com/beta/epaper-details.php?details=2015/Oct/23-10-2015/Page5/P5-4.jpg