24th March 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Out-of-school children census being completed

Elementary and Secondary Education Department (EASED) is currently completing the Out-of-School Children (OOSC) census in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province with the aim to accurately estimate the number and location of all out-of-school children.

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/3-24-2017/page4.asp

Most of schools destroyed in Upper Dir have been reconstructed: PDMA

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said that most of destroyed schools during militancy in Upper Dir had been re constructed in the district.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-23/lahore/10497/75060


BISE chairman seeks explanation for wrong questions

Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Chairman Professor Shaukat Ali has sought explanations from the officials concerned.

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/3-24-2017/page2.asp


Misprinting in Malakand board’s paper confuses students

Wrong questions and misprinting in question paper of grade-IX mathematics paper put thousands of students in trouble during the ongoing secondary school certificate (SSC) examination held under the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Malakand here on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/3-23-2017/page4.asp

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=23_03_2017_182_003



Nation develop by giving education priority: Brig Khalid

At an event hosted Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University, Chief Guest of the event Brig Khalid said that our country is full of talented youngsters, who can play a great role in the development of this country.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/287450-todays-print-city-news  


Pledge for on-merit appointment in Workers Welfare Board schools

Workers Welfare Board Balochistan have appointed teachers on-contract basis in several schools.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/287454-todays-print-city-news  


Girls school damaged in bomb blast

A government girls school in Qila Abdulla was damaged when an improvised explosive device (IED) placed near its wall went off on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=24_03_2017_005_003



Senior science teacher required at Government Inter College

It has been 6 months since the post of senior science teacher is vacant.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/287494-todays-print-city-news



AIOU to bring drop-out students in educational net

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Unicef at a consultative workshop held here on Wednesday agreed to deepen their collaborative partnership to bring drop-out students in the educational net through non-formal education (NFE).

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/3-23-2017/page14.asp

Complete Story: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1364267/distance-learning-unesco-jica-aiou-target-dropouts/

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/24-Mar-2017/aiou-jica-unicef-collaborate-to-improve-literacy


18th Amendment: Government has failed to provide free and compulsory education to 5-16 year old children

Both federal and provincial governments have failed to provide free and compulsory education to 5-16 year old children.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-24/page-3/detail-37  


Over a dozen colleges get laptops

Keeping in line with the Prime Minister’s directive, students at 17 colleges of Islamabad have received as many as 4,545 laptops and tablets.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201703240059&EN_ID=11201703240028&EMID=11201703240010


Model Schools to be privatised

After primary and high schools, the government has decided to privatise model schools as well.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104095950&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170323  


Presently, my focus is on social welfare projects

Journalist and former wife of Imran Khan, Reham Khan in an exclusive interview to The Nation on Wednesday denied any intention of joining active politics for now. She said presently her primary interest was social welfare projects she was involved in.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-24/page-3/detail-0


Lead school of excellence hosts ‘Pakistan Day’ event

A ‘Pakistan Day’ event was hosted by Lead School of excellence and chief guest of the event was representative Private School Association, Raja Arshad.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104097982&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170324


PM’s reforms programme delayed

The Prime Minister’s Education Reforms Programme, an initiative to improve the physical infrastructure and education standards of the capital’s public schools, is facing delays in its execution.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=24_03_2017_153_003


Prep class of AM Anglo Montessori graduates

AM Anglo Montessori School & College celebrated Graduation Ceremony of class Prep at the main campus.

Complete Story: http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/3-23-2017/page14.asp


Apart from other subjects, Religious teachings are also important

Chairman UC Tarnol, Malik Rizwan Ahmed, during a prize distribution ceremony at a local school said that it is important to educate ourselves regarding our religion as well.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-03-24/page-4



PEC certificate no longer required to get admission in class 6th and 9th

In order to gain admission in class 6th and 9th, it is no longer a requirement to show PEC certificate.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104098067&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170324


Misappropriation in Schools’ IT labs

PTI’s Sadia Sohail Rana said that in 128 schools of Lahore, IT Labs were being misappropriated.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104096439&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20170323


Private educational institutes are playing their part to improve literacy rate: Shahid Siraf

Private educational institutes are helping the government in improving the literacy rate of our country. Such views were expressed by Chairman Baldia Gujarkhan, Shahid Siraf during a prize distribution ceremony at a local school.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-03-24/page-4



‘95% schools in Karachi do not have drinking water facility’

Around 95% public schools in Karachi do not have the facility of drinking water and washrooms for students, said Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) field coordinator Gulab Shah while revealing the findings of a survey.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201703240005&EN_ID=11201703240003&EMID=11201703240002


CM orders provision of missing facilities to schools in three months

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has decided to overhaul the public sector education system in the province and ordered the release of the required funds to provide missing facilities to schools within three months.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/194119-CM-orders-provision-of-missing-facilities-to-schools-in-three-months

COmplete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-23/lahore/10506/75122


Murad for free education in public sector

He made the announcement during a meeting which was attended by Minister Education Jam Mehtab Dahar, Chief Secretary Rizwan Memon, Secretary Education Aziz Uqaili, Additional Secretary education Nawaz Sohu, Abdul Wahab Soomro to focus on the performance of the education department.

Complete Story: https://www.samaa.tv/pakistan/2017/03/murad-for-free-education-in-public-sector/

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-24/lahore/10525/75332

Complete Story: https://www.dawn.com/news/1322427/cm-orders-steps-to-overhaul-education-system

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2017-03-23/page-14

Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/2017/03/23/339893/sindh-cm-decides-to-overhaul-education-system/

Complete Story: http://www.suchtv.pk/education/item/51178-sindh-cm-promises-to-overhaul-public-education-system.html

Matric examinations: Board office will remain open on this Saturday and Sunday

Due to 9th and 10th examinations starting from 28th March, the Board of Secondary Education Karachi will remain open this Saturday and Sunday.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/287150-todays-print

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104097264&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170324


Students awarded by Mirpur Khas Education Board

Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board, Mirpur Khas gave awards to positions holders.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/287155-todays-print


Education officer’s bail plea dismissed

An anti-corruption court dismissed on Wednesday the bail application of a deputy director of the education department in a graft case.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=23_03_2017_118_004


31 Schools in Gadap and Taiser Town to host ‘Pakistan Day’

Sindh Madrassah Board and Education and Literacy Board Sindh will host ‘Pakistan Day’ events in 31 schools of Gadap and Taiser Towns.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/286890-todays-print


A decision taken to conduct Matric examinations in two phases has been welcomed

Government Schools Teachers Association has welcomed the decision to take matric examinations in two phases

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/286902-todays-print  




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