23rd September 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 

Schoolteachers await renewal of contracts

Contract teachers of 38 Working Folk Grammar Schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are in a fix about their future as the Workers Welfare Board (WWF) has neither renewed their contracts nor terminated their services for the last six months.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1285568/schoolteachers-await-renewal-of-contracts


Timergara, Teachers have rejected the biometric system

KPK College Teachers Association District Lower Dir has rejected the Government’s Biometric system in colleges. They have threatened that if their demands will not be fulfilled then they will conduct a protest.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103759574&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20160923


Jhagra for transparency in education

Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Engr. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra made a statement on Thursday that improvement and transparency in education is the need of the hour. 

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/23-Sep-16/jhagra-for-transparency-in-educationhttp://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/22-Sep-16/improvement-transparency-needed-in-education-governor


Interference in education dept affairs protested

On Thursday, teachers took to the streets against what they called interference of the local government’s representatives in the affairs of the education department and torture of a schoolteacher by a district councilor.

Complete Story:



Speakers demand inclusion of life skills-based education in curriculum

A consultative meeting with MPAs and other stakeholders including civil society organizations, was organized by Rahnuma Family Planning Association of Pakistan (FPAP) in Peshawar at a local hotel, on Thursday. 

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/23-Sep-16/speakers-demand-inclusion-of-life-skills-based-education-in-curriculum


PHC orders status quo on allotment of college land

The Peshawar High Court on Thursday issued a stay order, stopping the provincial government from making any changes to the vast piece of land alloted to Bacha Khan Medical College Mardan, for the establishment of the Women University Mardan.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1285572/phc-orders-status-quo-on-allotment-of-college-land



IJT demands removal of ban on student unions

Members of Islami Jamiat-e-Tulaba Pakistan on Thursday urged the provincial government to lift the ban from unions carrying out activities in varsities otherwise they would take the protest to the roads.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/khyber-pakhtunkhwa/23-Sep-16/ijt-demands-removal-of-ban-on-student-unions





Private Education Institutes are looting the citizens

Former President of Youth Wing Baluchistan Malik Sher Ahmad has said that private education institutes in Quetta are overcharging citizens. Schools are focusing on money rather than education, its quality not significantly better than private schools.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103759013&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160923


Progress is impossible without education

Provincial President of Baluchistan Progressive Private Schools Association Hanif Khondai has said that students must focus on education; no country can progress without the provision of education. Students can make the society better only by receiving a good education.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103758815&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20160923




NCHD chief says 90pc of women still illiterate

As the United Nations (UN) observes its first anniversary of adopting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Friday, the chairperson of the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD), Senator Razina Alam Khan, expressed his concerns that 57 million people in Pakistan, including 90% women, were still illiterate.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1285552/nchd-chief-says-90pc-of-women-still-illiterate


Work has started for establishment of 3 new modern Universities

Higher Education Commission has started work for establishment of 3 new modern universities at the international level in Islamabad. According to sources these universities included Skill University, Sports University and Women University which will be established on different places in Islamabad.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103760113&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160923


Improving the girls education system

Federal Minister for CAD Dr. Tariq Fazal has said that we are providing facilities to encourage girls to pursue education. For this purpose, all facilities are being provided to schools and colleges of rural areas.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103760236&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160923


M.Phil. and Ph.D. in 6 Regional languages started in Open University

Allama Iqbal Open University has started M.phil and PhD programs in 6 Regional languages. These languages included Pashto, Balochi, Brahvi, Sindhi, Saraiki and Punjabi. The admissions for PhD semester autumn 2016 are underway in the whole country, whereas admissions in M.phil programs will begin in Spring Semester 2017.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103760238&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20160923


No Pakistani varsity among world’s top 10

Like the previous year, no Pakistani university could manage to secure a place in the top 500 world universities, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the well reputed ranking agency for the higher education sector.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/23-Sep-16/no-pakistani-varsity-among-worlds-top-10




No daycare facilities at FDE-run schools

Hundreds of teachers working in 200 girls’ schools, run by the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE), are facing difficulties due to the lack of daycare facilities at their workplaces.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1285549/education-watch


Teachers’ involvement in vaccination not welcomed

The government’s plan to engage teachers of Islamabad Capital Territory schools and colleges for the upcoming anti-polio campaign hasn’t fared well with the Federal Government Teachers Association; it strongly feels that the move will have a negative bearing on the cause of education.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/151890-Teachers-involvement-in-vaccination-not-welcomed


Students return from “Summer Sisters” exchange program

Yesterday, U.S. Embassy and iEARN Pakistan staff welcomed home 19 female Pakistani students who recently participated in the Summer Sisters Exchange Program at U.S. universities, including Harvard, American University, and Smith College. 

 Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/22-Sep-2016/19-pakistani-female-students-return-home-from-u-s-embassy-funded-summer-sisters-exchange


Senate Committee wants early construction of WWF schools

Senate Committee on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development on Thursday expressed annoyance over the lack of progress regarding the construction of schools of Workers Welfare Board in Shahbaz Azmat Khel, Bannu and Zhob, despite the acquisition of land.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/senate-committee-wants-early-construction-of-wwf-schools/


PAC takes up fake degrees’ issue

A revelation was made in the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday that Foreign Office has not yet transferred Rs26.865 million contribution to Malala Fund of the Unesco, while Rs15.93 million allocated to Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Dhaka, have also not been released.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/151996-PAC-takes-up-fake-degrees-issue


PEIRA gets another interim chief

Continuing with its policy of adhocism towards private education in Islamabad, the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has made another officer the interim chairman of the Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA).

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/151878-PEIRA-gets-another-interim-chief




World Teachers’ Day to be observed as ‘Black Day’ in Punjab

Public schoolteachers in the province have announced observance of World Teachers’ Day on October 5 as ‘Black Day’ due to the government’s ignorance towards the education sector, especially when it comes to providing relief to teachers.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/23-Sep-16/world-teachers-day-to-be-observed-as-black-day-in-punjab


Teachers vow to take to the streets

The Punjab Teachers’ Union (PTU) is once again preparing to take to the streets against the provincial government. Union members believe the government has yet to fulfil commitments made to teachers earlier this year regarding the revision of pay scales and the privatisation of schools.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1186555/raring-protest-teachers-vow-take-streets/


SLS School celebrates Artists Week

All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School celebrated the annual School Artists Week, according to a press release.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/151887-SLS-School-celebrates-Artists-Week


Last date to submit form for b.com admission

According to the notification issued by Punjab University’s Examination Department, the last date for form submission for B.Com part 2 Second Annual examinations 2016 is 3rd October whereas the date for exams will be announced later.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-09-23/page-12/detail-5


Intermediate supplementary exams, schedule for forms submission issued

Rawalpindi Board of education has issued the schedule to submit the forms for intermediate supplementary examination 2016.

Complete story:



‘Technical education standard raised’

The level of technical education in Pakistan is being improved to be at the same level as international standards. The skill being inculcated in the youth by the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission will help them in finding better employment opportunities.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/151901-Technical-education-standard-raised



Varsity to hold national conference on technical textiles

The National Textile University (NTU) Faisalabad will organise its first national conference on technical textiles; it will be held between September 26 and September 27 at the varsity.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1186538/carving-niche-varsity-hold-national-conference-technical-textiles/


PUCIT - A class act in higher education in computing

Computing education at the University of the Punjab (PU) started with the establishment of the Center for Computer Science on September 10, 1987 when Prof Dr Rafiq Ahmad was Vice Chancellor.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/21-Sep-16/pucit-a-class-act-in-higher-education-in-computing




Teachers protest

The first general body meeting of the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Teachers Association (LUMHS-TA) was held here on Thursday. They decided to boycott their duties if the secretary of the Sindh Universities and Boards fails to withdraw the appointment order of the university’s registrar.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1285459/teachers-protest


Support for education in Pakistan to continue: US CG

The United States of America will continue its support for the educational institutions of Pakistan through the university partnership programme, asserted the US Consul General in Karachi, during her address at the concluding session of the three-day 'Managing Megacities' conference on Thursday.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/151865-Support-for-education-in-Pakistan-to-continue-US-CG




Government College Kalimori could not get the rank of University

Government College Kaliori still could not get the rank of university despite the acceptance of the resolution in Sindh Assembly. Local mafia currently occupies 64 acre land of the College.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103758878&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160923


Sindh Madrassa University announced to start B.Ed, M.Ed programs

Sindh Madrasat ul Islam University has announced the start of Associate degree programs of B.Ed. and M.Ed., according to the new policy of Higher Education Commission Pakistan. Admissions in these programs will start from 26th September and will continue till 10thOctober.

Complete story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103758960&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160923


Metric Board, Schedule for submission of exam form for Aloom e Sharqia announced

Secondary Education Board Karachi has announced the schedule for exam form submission for Aloom e Sharqiya. According to the announcement from Head of Examination, the forms will be accepted from 26th September to 11th November.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-09-23/page-3



Mehran University, Workshop on topic of Food and Bio Processing

Mehran University’s Chemical Engineering Department is organizing a three day workshop on Food and Bio Processing. Students, Chemical Experts and Representatives attended the opening ceremony of the workshop.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-23-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=181723


Corruption must be controlled in education department

The government must sincerely work towards curbing corruption from the education department. Practical steps must be taken for putting an end to corrupt practices. 

Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-09-23/page-3


Pakistani student presents poster in global meeting on diabetes in Germany

A student of Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), University of Karachi (UoK) presented a poster in the 52nd Annual Meeting of European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) held in Munich, Germany.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/23-Sep-16/pakistani-student-presents-poster-in-global-meeting-on-diabetes-in-germany


Kali Mori college centenary

Govt College Kali Mori principal Dr Nasiruddin Shaikh and representatives of the college’s alumni have announced that the year-long centennial celebrations of the institution will begin on Oct 2 2016.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1285461/kali-mori-college-centenary


Govt intervention agonises medical varsity teachers

The Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) has joined the tug of war between the universities’ teaching community and the Sindh government, echoing concerns that the latter is encroaching upon the varsity’s academic space.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1186637/govt-intervention-agonises-medical-varsity-teachers/




Right to education: where do we stand? By Baela Raza Jamil

When annual provincial education budgets are under-spent, especially for development purposes, and non-salary costs rise up to 50pc, it is not so much about lack of capacity but the lack of bureaucratic will. 

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1285411/right-to-education-where-do-we-stand

Education Embezzlement by Editorial

It is an extremely sorry state of affairs that an official audit has discovered embezzlement worth billions of rupees in the federal government’s Basic Education Community Schools (BECS) programme.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/editorials/23-Sep-2016/education-embezzlement


Questionable scholarship by Editorial

Academic dishonesty has long plagued higher education in Pakistan. While attempts have been made to reform the sector, there is much ground to cover before Pakistan can develop a higher education system in line with international academic standards.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1285478/questionable-scholarship


Promoting higher education By Editorial

Establishment of full-fledged universities at districts’ level requires much investment and effort, especially in the case of professional universities and therefore, the decision to set up sub-campuses is a step in the right direction.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/promoting-higher-education/

Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Continue issuance of scholarships to Fata students: Muhammad Arif Haqqani

Mohmand Agency: Moulana Muhammad Arif Haqqani, Ameer Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam(F) Mohmand Agency have demanded that Fata Students be issued scholarships and attempts to hinder their education must be put to a halt immediately. He said that the education emergency was claimed by the government so that children could be educated on an emergency basis. By stopping the scholarships meant for FATA students, the government is actively stopping these students from changing the thought process in the area. He said that the closure of scholarships is unjust and a disappointment for students and parents of the area.

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


KP Governor’s call to adopt research based education

Peshawar: The Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has stressed the need to adopt research based syllabus to make the education system more effective. He was talking to the Vice Chancellor Gomal University, D.I Khan, Professor Dr. Muhammad Sarwar in Peshawar, on Thursday. The governor said that improvement and transparency in the education sector is the need of the hour. On the other hand, District D.I.Khan, Muslim Leaque (N) president Advocate Rehan Malik, who has also met the governor, informed the press that the ban on transfer and recruitment in Gomal University will soon be lifted.

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



Lack of interest of Principal in Institution

Matta: The Government Vocational Technical Centre in Matta District is on the brink of shutting down, due to a lack of interest on part of the principal. There are 110 students studying at the center, but their exams have not been conducted for the last six months. They said that the principal taking fees from students but not conducting the exams. District Councilor Dr. Amjad, visited the center on the complaints of students; however the principal was absent & not returning any phone calls. Students are claiming that the principal, despite living in Peshawar, visits school only once a week (and registers his presence for the whole week). A government owned bike, as well as two computers are also reported to be missing from the center.

Complete Story:  Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar,Page No.5


Working Folks Grammar School Shah Mansoorstaff stages protest over non-payment of salary

Chota Lahore: Teachers and staff of the Working Folks Grammar School Shah Mansoor, have protested against the non-payment of their salaries since seven months. The teachers have been waiting for salaries since the eve of Ramazan and Eidul Fitr last month; it was promised that salaries will be given to all teachers but the promise is yet to be fulfilled.  The staff has stressed that the relevant official release their salaries as soon as possible, as the future of the school students depends on this.

Complete Story:  Khabrain, Peshawar,Page No.8




Middle school Chota-goth should be upgraded to High school & boundary wall should be provided

District Lasbela: Local leader Mr. Saddam Hussain Lasi said in a statement that the Middle school Chota-Goth should be upgraded to High school status; in addition to this, a boundary wall should also be provided. Most students are leaving the school due to unavailability of services after the Middle School level. The lack of boundary wall also prevents authorities from letting the students leave school premises. Elected representatives & the education department should take measures to provide the required educational facilities in the area.

Complete story: http://www.dailyintekhab.com.pk/epaper/p2/story.php?param=madil.jpg


Education standard must be raised in colleges: Ahmed Nawaz Badeni

District Quetta: The Central Leader of the Talba Action Committee, Mr. Mir Ahmed Nawaz Badeni has made a joint statement that the nation’s success depends upon youth of the country. He said that it is necessary to equip the youth with modern education so that they can face the challenges of time. Due to the falling standard of education in colleges, attendance of students is declining rapidly. He emphasized that releavnt authorities must raise educational standards in province.

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 02


Inactiveness of Pollytechnic college is administration failure: Zubair Shah

District Quetta: Educational inactiveness of the local Polytechnic College is indicates the local administration’s failure. Silence of the Director technical colleges is also raisng questions over the performance of officials. Nepotism, favoritism & corruption have have put education on hold at the institution. Mr. Zubair Shah Agha and others have demanded that inept officials be fired to save the institution and its services.

Complete story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No: 03


Baluchistan moving closer to educational decline day by day: JTI Nazriyati

District Quetta: JTI Nazriyati Provincial Convenor Mr. Hafiz Asghar Hurari, along with others have said that Baluchistan is moving towards educational decline because of an out of date education system and issuance of fake degrees to students. Former Secretary Education registered 52 private colleges during his tenure, all of which are non existent at present. Such collleges are destroying the future of students and are what is encoruging the demand for fake degrees.

Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page No: 06


All Primary Schools of Tehsil Jhao are still deprived of text books

District Awaran: GTA Tehsil Jhao district officials held a cabinet meeting in the Boys school Wajah-Bagh. A two point agenda was discussed in meeting. The first agenda is aimed at saving the cluster budget from embezzlement and to eradicate deprivation of text books from Tehsil Jhao. Speakers said that cluster budget supervisors are using budget wastefully which must not be allowed. They also emphasized that the Education department officials ensure text book availability at the Tehsil and District level.

Complete story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No: 08






RYK Students deprived of scholarships

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Punjab Government has earmarked significant portions of its budget for Scholarship Programs in the province. However, in Rahim Yar Khan, students are reportedly deprived of scholarships since last year. Parents are unable to afford the education expenses of their children. They have requested the Prime Minister and Chief Minister of Punjab to take action over this pressing issue.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.08


Students protest against teachers’ transfer

District Rahim Yar Khan: Four Teachers from Government Girls Elementary School Ahmed Ali Larr have recently been transferred. The local Head Mistress is expected to teach 150 Students alone. Due to this reason, parents have withdrawn their children from the school. Upon the students’ protest, Assistant Commissioner has demanded a report from the Deputy Education Officer of Liaquatpur.

Complete Story: Daily Ausaf Rahim Yar Khan Page No.06

Complete Story: Daily Express Multan, Page No.02

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.11


Dera Ghazi Khan Board announces schedule of admissions for 11th Class session

District Dera Ghazi Khan: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Dera Ghazi Khan has recently announced schedule of admission for class 11 for the session f 2016-2018. The Secretary Education has issued a circular mentioning that till 20th October 2016, admission forms can be submitted in physical form at the Education Board Dera Ghazi Khan.

Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur Multan Page No.07


Layyah Report makes false claims;  identifies all is well

District Layyah: There are several private Schools in Layyah which have no proper security arrangements. The boundary walls are too small exposing the school to a potential terrorist attack. As per government reports, everything is in line with basic requirements of a school. Locals have requested the Deputy Superintendent of Police and Station House Officer Layyah to ensure that proper security arrangements be made for schools to secure the lives of the students.

Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur Multan Page No.02





More than 100 Schools dysfunctional Taluka Kaloi

District Thaurparker: More than 100 Boys and Girls Schools are currently dysfunctional in Taluka Kaloi, due to carelessness of education authorities. Deputed teachers are getting paid without performing their duties. School buildings are occupied by local landlords; SMC funds are being misused by corrupt officials.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130435755&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160923


Shortage of Teachers in Girls High School

District Thurparker: Only five teachers out of sixteen, are currently present in the Government Girls High School Deeplo, for about 320 students; the remaining teachers are being paid regardless of whether they attend school or not.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130435762&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160923


Protest against closure of Schools

District Dadu: The residents of village Wadi Beetal as well as social and political parties have held a protest against closure of the school in Taluka Mehar. They declared that school closure has affected education of their children. They demanded from the Secretary Education to take notice of the closure and to issue orders to reopen schools immediately.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130435765&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160923


Villagers stood against grabbing of School building

District Thurparker: The residents of village Tayeb Otho are protesting against the local landlord for occupying the local school building. They are demanding education authorities to take notice of the issue.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130435701&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160923


Six Students injured due to crumbling roof pieces

District Qamber Shahdadkot: Five students of Government Girls Middle School Arzi Bhutto were recently injured as a result of the collapsing roof of the school. This incident is a clear indicator of the poor condition of the school building.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130435727&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160923




NTS Pass 19000 Teachers could not be regularized

District Dadu: NTS Pass 19000 teachers have still not been regularized, while only three months remain in the end of their contract. Sindh Government has not taken any steps for regularization of these employees.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130435754&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160923



Inability to appoint teachers at local school since its construction

District Khairpur Mirs: The Government Girls primary School Zawar Imdad Ali Sahito has been dysfunctional for several years, due to the unavailability of teachers. The building was constructed in 1988, but since then, no teachers have been recruited to begin operations of the school.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-09-23/news/page3/1%20(44).htm


Students protest against closure of Schools

District Larkana: Students of Government Primary School Ali Bagh Gadahi and Latifullah Mugheri are protesting, along with their parents, against closure of local schools. They are demanding that the Secretary Education take notice of the situation and restore the schools to functioning status.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-09-23/news/page3/1%20(9).htm



Government College Kali Mori could not be upgraded to University

Hyderabad: Failure to upgrade Government College Kali Mori is indicative of the fact that the area is still facing an absence of a higher education institution, despite passing a resolution in Sindh Assembly declaring that the college be upgrade to a university.

Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103758878&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160923