24th January 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Seven years on: K-P to make education compulsory

After a delay of almost seven years, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has finally decided to make a law ensuring free and compulsory education to children between the ages five and 16 in the province. The bill titled, “The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Free Compulsory Primary and Secondary Education Act,” will be presented before the provincial cabinet for approval today.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1304884/seven-years-k-p-make-education-compulsory/



BISP equally serves all provinces: Marvi

Chairperson, Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon Monday visited the primary schools being run under the Waseela-e-Taleem programme and BISP Beneficiary Committees (BBCs) operating here. ‘The BISP treats equally all the provinces and regions of the country. The remote and deprived areas are on our priority list,’ she said during her visits.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/bisp-equally-serves-all-provinces-marvi/



Education is the only tool for positive change: Tariq Qamr

District education officer Kharan Tariq Qamr said that education is the only tool to bring positive change in the society. He was at the inauguration ceremony of reading project.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103990137&Issue=NP_QTA&Date=20170124



GB legally bans corporal punishment to children

Plan International Pakistan and Pakistan institute of Parliamentary services (PIPS), organised a five-day workshop for the members of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly. The event was held at the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services. The Gilgit-Baltistan Prohibition of Corporal Punishment against Children Act 2015 was officially launched.
Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/24-Jan-17/gb-legally-bans--corporal-punishment-to-children



PML-N aims to provide quality education to all

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA Muhammad Ali Khokhar said that the Punjab government was taking practical steps to promote education. Addressing a ceremony at Raza Hall, he said that the Punjab government strongly believed in providing quality education to all, including children of minorities, and practical measures were being taken in this regard.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/24-Jan-17/pml-n-aims-to-provide-quality-education-to-all


Hundreds of students exposed to life threat

The students are forced to attend their classes in a building declared as dangerous by the government department concerned as it has wrote on the school wall “Be Careful, Building is Dangerous”. The Khanewal Education Department is working contrary to the slogan ‘Come and see how we are contributing to spread the education” as the lives of hundreds of students is in danger.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-01-24/page-21/detail-2


Two newly-built schools open

Two newly built primary schools were inaugurated at Manzoorabad and Faizabad here the other day.
Huge funds had been spent on building new schools and equipping them with furniture and latest teaching aids. On the occasion, Punjab Minister Hamida Waheed said education plays a pivotal role in development of the society and bright future of nations is closely linked to it.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-01-24/page-21/detail-3


Teachers to protest outside Punjab Assembly today

United Teachers Council (UTC) Punjab will hold a protest demonstration against the Schools Department outside Punjab Assembly on Tuesday (today). According to a press release, the teachers started reaching the provincial metropolis from different parts of the province. UTC leaders said they raised voice against injustices against the schoolteachers but to no avail.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/181268-Teachers-to-protest-outside-Punjab-Assembly-today



SOP issued to make 5th and 8th grade exams cheating free

The Punjab Examination Commission issued an SOP to make 5th and 8th grade exams cheating free. The SOP indicates that no one is allowed to take pictures of papers. All the mobile inspectors are bound to visit two exam centres daily.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103990915&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170124




Lack of infrastructural facilities: Thousands of students in Punjab are enforced to take classes in corridors

Thousands of children in schools of Punjab are enforced to take classes in corridors. The students have to face the harsh weather to attend their classes. The finance department and P&D refused to release funds for construction of classrooms in these schools.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2017-01-24/page-3



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