Lack of Facilities at State-Run Educational Institutes Exposed
The monitoring committee expressed their deep concern over the poor performance and lack of basic facilities at state-run educational institutions, health centers and other social sector departments.
Rewarding Excellence: HU Announces Scholarships for top Students
The Hazara University Sunday announced scholarships for students who obtained the top three positions at colleges affiliated with the varsity to pursue higher studies. The announcement was made by Hazara University Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Muhammad Idrees while speaking at the annual convocation of Government Girls Postgraduate College Abbottabad on Sunday.
BISE Training Workshop to Start Today
The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Peshawar, is going to hold a training workshop to provide training, well before conducting a "Test Primary Education" in different areas. The training workshops will be organised at National College Shabqadar, District Charsadda and Al-Kareem Public School Charsadda on Monday (today) wherein the heads of various affiliated schools, both from the private and the public, have been invited to discuss ways and means for holding the Primary level examination under BISE Peshawar.
Inter-School Sports Event Inaugurated
Deputy Commissioner Lakki Marwat, M Bakhtiar Khan inaugurated the annual district high and higher secondary school sports festival in an impressive ceremony Friday. The tournament’s opening ceremony was held at Government Higher Secondary School Tajazai.
Abbotabad Varsity Hopes to Secure PMDC Approval In 2017
The Ayub College of Dentistry hopes to double seats for students after June 2017, when it expects to fulfill requirements of PMDC, college sources told The Express Tribune on Saturday. The college started with 25 seats in 1996-97. This was doubled to 51 in 2010 under the Awami National Party and the Pakistan Peoples Party governments in the province and in the centre respectively.
Private Schoolteachers, Parents Reject Grade 5 Exams by BISE
Scores of private school owners, teachers and parents on Friday rejected the grade 5th class assessment by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Peshawar (BISEP) and threatened to hold protest demonstration in front of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly. "If grade 5th and 8th examinations were taken by the BISEP, we will hold protest outside Provincial Assembly", said Zakir Shah, President Private Schools Association.
Grade 5 Students’ Assessment Aimed at Judging Capacity of Private, Govt Schools: Afridi
The chairman Peshawar Education Board Dr Shafi Afridi has said that assessment test of the grade five students at the province will judge the capacity building of the private and government schools at the province. Talking to Daily Times here on Saturday he said that private school rejection of the procedure was illogical as it proves the performance level of the students and teachers and the pride of best performance will also be decided.
KP Govt Plans to Replace BA, Bsc With 4-Year BS Programme: Ghani
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government plans to replace the two-year BA, BSc graduation soon with four-year BS Programme in all universities and colleges of the province. This was disclosed by Advisor to CM Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Information and Higher Education, Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani on Saturday while addressing as chief guest at Convocation of Government Post Graduate Girls College, Mandian, Abbottabad.
BSF Urges VC to take Notice of Library Incident
Spokesperson of Baloch Students Front has lamented the incident that took place in library of Balochistan University. He is of the view that it is sad such incident took even when there are cameras in library.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-23-2016/Quetta/page2.asp
Radical Steps Needed for Growth of Education, DC Quetta
Engineer Abdul Waheed Kakar, DC Quetta chaired the session of District Education Authority. DC stressed the participants that importance of education should be realised and unfaltering efforts should be made for improving the education sector.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-22-2016/Quetta/page2.asp
Data Campaign to Fix the Issue of Ghost Schools and Teachers
Provincial Education Minister, Abdul Raheem, said that they raised the proportion of education budget from 4 percent to 24 percent. He also informed about the data campaign to fix the issues in education sector. They will collect data of non-registered teachers along with other indicators.
Bill by Private Schools
The leaders of Balochistan Private Schools Grand Alliance, demanded the approval of private schools’ bill 2016 by the provincial assembly. This bill was prepared by private schools to improve education sector in the provinces.
The Teachers’ Union
The members of Senior Educational Staff Associations said while visiting different high schools in Quetta that unity among teachers is a good step to move forward. He appreciated the involvement of SST teachers and senior teachers in SESA (Senior Education Staff Association).
Balochistan Schools Teachers’ Union, Quetta, said that they will fight for the rights of teachers and for the improvement of education sector. The problems of teachers are liked with the deteriorating situation of education.
AC visited School
Assistant Commissioner, Taftan Mehrullah, visited Boys High School to inspect the delivery of education, there. He checked the attendance registers and inquired the problems and issues faced by teachers and students of schools.
MOU between UoB and PSQCA
MoU between University of Balochistan (UoB) and Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) has been signed. According to this MoU, PSQCA will cooperate in activities to improve the quality of education in UoB.
Senate Body Wants More Scholarships for FATA, Balochistan
Senate Functional Committee on Problems of Less Developed Areas on Friday recommended the government for increasing the number of scholarships specified for students and sportsmen and women from FATA and Balochistan along with other less developed areas.
Unpaid Salaries: MBBS College Faculty to Strike From
The faculty and academic staff of the state-run Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed (MBBS) Medical College in Mirpur have threatened to go on indefinite strike from October 25 to protest against non-payment of their dues for the last four months.
WAPDA University in Capital on Anvil
Minister of State for Federal Education Engr Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman and Chairman WAPDA Lt Gen Muzamil Hussain yesterday held a meeting for the establishment of WAPDA University in the federal capital, which will help reduce problems of power and energy in the country.
Federal Higher Education Commission Misses Targets
Federal Higher Education Commission has failed in achieving self selected goals and targets. According to the documents available with The Daily Jang, one of the targets was that 5 Pakistani Universities would be brought in top 500 universities of Times Rankings. But the target has not been achieved.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-24-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=201022
Master Ayub — A Beacon of Hope for the Poor
In the corner of a pristine park in Islamabad, an open-air classroom run by an aging rescue-worker offers a beacon of hope to the poor. For the past 30 years Master Mohammad Ayub, who defuses bombs and extinguishes fire during the day, cycles from office to the makeshift school to teach children from surrounding slums for free.
Schools Shocked by NGO’s Claims About Drug Use Among Students
Educational institutions in the capital are shocked by an NGO report that claims that 53pc of students at elite private schools are drug “addicts”, based on the findings of a survey of 44 institutions. The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE), which looks after the affairs of public sector schools, is also unaware of how and when the surveys of public schools were conducted.
OPF College Oath- Taking Ceremony
The oath taking ceremony of primary girls section was organised in OPF Girls College, F-8/2, says a press release. Addressing the ceremony of prefects and proctors of primary girls section classes (1, 2 and 3) Principal of the college Mrs. Shahina Masood stressed upon the need of quality education.
All 70 school buses to hit the road by March next year
The government schools and colleges in the Islamabad Capital Territory will get all 70 buses being procured under the Prime Minister’s Education Sector Reforms Programme, in five months.
Pak reading project concludes on high note
Hashoo Foundation in partnership with the USAID and with the support of the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) yesterday concluded the project “Improving Reading Habits of Grade 1 and 2 Students through Parental Engagement.
Non-Appointment of Regular Lecturers at Girls College Protested
Students of Islamabad Model College for Girls I-14 Islamabad have voiced strong protest over non-appointment of regular lecturers in the college saying lack of regular teachers is causing difficulties in completing their syllabus.
Inter Part-I Results: Students Ready to Protest as Committee Wraps Up Probe
The enquiry committee of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) in Lahore has concluded that the overall marking was fairly done for the intermediate part-I examination. A four-member committee constituted by the board found that a very small percentage of the rechecked papers were under-marked.
Attitude of Gratitude Leads to Excellence of Life
The attitude of gratitude/gratefulness is a unique way of success, provided one strikes hard to achieve excellence in the life, said Prof. Dr. Masrur Alam Khan of Riphah International University, says a press release. He was speaking as chief guest at Aligargh Old Boys Association Annual Function, here.
Govt Under Fire for Ignoring Education
Teachers have taken a swipe at the Punjab government for making a mass transfer of principals to cover up its flawed education policies. The government has transferred dozens of its school principals as nearly 70,000 students have got enrolled with private institutes, exposing educational reforms by the government. In Rawalpindi, 150 teachers have been arbitrarily transferred.
PEF Seeks Action Against Fraudster
PEF Chairman Qamarul Islam Raja has directed the police to register a fraud case against a complainant. Mushtaq Ahmed gave an application against Salma Bibi, owner of Al-Mursaleen Public Middle School, claiming the registration of her institution is bogus.
CM Urged to Grant Special Teaching Allowance to Disabled Employees
Professor Muhammad Tahir, General Secretary of Punjab Blind Professors and Lecturers Association (PBPLA), has appealed to Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for grant of special teaching allowance to disabled persons working in Punjab Higher Education department at par with federal and Punjab special education departments.
Education Woes: Parents Protest Against Govt’s Failure to Hire Faculty
Parents and students took to the streets on Sunday against the Higher Education Department (HED) for not hiring faculty members for the mass communication department at the Government Postgraduate College Civil Lines. A large number of parents and students protested at Kutchery Square in the city.
Teacher thrashes four-year-old for not doing homework
A teacher was arrested on Friday for beating a minor student reportedly for not doing his homework. The police arrested the female teacher after parents of the four-year-old, along with residents of Shujaabad, protested over the issue on Friday.
Teachers Training: Workshop Held on ‘Hybrid Course Design and Development’
There is a dire need to adopt modern and innovative teaching techniques in order to motivate students and polish their professional skills, said University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice-Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan. He was speaking at the concluding session of a four-day workshop on ‘Hybrid Course Design and Development’ organised for teachers of the university on Friday.
Teachers Take out Rally in Gujranwala
Hundreds of teachers took out a rally against out of the district transfer of headmasters here on Friday. The teachers took out a rally from the Government Iqbal High School up to Gondlanwala Chowk. The protesting teachers chanted slogans against the government and criticised the educational policies.
School timings announced for winter
The Punjab School Education Department (SED) has issued a notification stating new summer and winter timings for 2016-17 session of schools across the province and has directed all education EDOs to implement the timings at all schools in their jurisdictions.
Energy Moot Begins
A two-day international conference on “Energy for Environmental and Economic Sustainability” started at a local hotel here on Friday. Punjab Minerals and Mines Minister Sher Ali Khan said that developing countries all over the world are suffering from an energy shortage and Pakistan is no exception.
Teachers’ protest from 31st
After the United Teachers Council (UTC), the Grand Teachers Alliance, Punjab (GTAP) has also announced launching a protest campaign against, what they believe, anti-education and anti-teachers policies of the government. They have also urged the PM to take notice of privatisation of primary schools. Meanwhile, private school owners have urged the government to give tax exemption to private schools.
Missing Education Targets
The targets of “CM Education Roadmap”, couldn’t be achieved, yet. Different targets were set under this roadmap, to improve education sector in Punjab. To achieve the 100 percent literacy rate, the basic requirements include 100 percent enrolment, reduced dropout rate and provision of facilities to schools.
365 Vacant Positions in Education Department Sahiwal
It has been reported that due to the ignorance of Sahiwal education department, there are hundreds of vacant positions of teachers that is creating troubles in provision of quality education to the students.
Hiring of 400 Teachers
High Court stopped the procedure of hiring of 400 teachers by Workers’ Welfare Board due to some issue in hiring of teachers. High court issued notice to the Director Board.
36000 Classrooms Being Added in Punjab’s Schools
Punjab’s Education Minister, Rana Mashood Ahmad has said that 36,000 new class rooms are being built in Punjab’s schools to increase the access to education. Early Childhood Education is also being preferred in the province.
The Case of Exiled Headmasters
Punjab Services Tribunal has directed the Secretary Education to complete the cases of over 300 headmasters who are facing district exile due to poor performance.
Toxic Liquor Kills Varsity Student
A student of a private university has died and two more have been admitted to hospital allegedly after consuming toxic liquor in Lahore. Police said a group of university students had arranged a birthday bash on Friday night for a friend identified as Sarmad Rafique, 22, from Bahawalnagar.
Govt Working on Rs40mn Scheme for Security Upgrades, SHC told
A separate Rs40 million scheme for repairing and raising boundary walls of colleges facing security threats is expected to be approved in the next District Development Working Party meeting, the provincial law officer told the Sindh High Court on Friday. The court was hearing a petition filed by the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (Piler) seeking directives to provincial authorities to boost security of educational institutes.
168 DUET Students Receive Laptops in Second Phase of PM’s Scheme
Students from Dawood University of Engineering and Technology (DUET) were given 168 laptops on Friday in the second phase of the Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme at a ceremony held at the varsity’s Jinnah campus.
SECP Registered 481 new Companies in September
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) registered 481 new companies during September 2016. The service sector took the lead with the incorporation of 80 companies, followed by trading with 62, information technology with 43, construction with 42, tourism with 29, food and beverages with 21, real estate development with 17, fuel and energy with 16, corporate agricultural farming and pharmaceutical with 13 each, education with 12, textile with 11, power generation and engineering with 10 each and 102 companies were registered in other sectors.
DJ College Being Neglected by Sindh Education and Literacy Department
Although DJ Government Science College has been listed in National heritage buildings, Sindh education & Literacy department has only allocated sheer 250 rupees per annum for maintaining the centuries-old historic building of the prestigious educational institution.
Sindh University Teachers Resent Governor House’s Intervention
The Sindh University Teachers Association (Suta) has expressed displeasure on recent intervention by the office of Governor House in the Sindh University affairs. Suta president Dr Arfana Mallah in a statement said principal secretary to governor issued a charge sheet to vice chancellor of the University of Sindh with certain allegations. She said the university teachers reject such charge sheet and considers it a pretext to appoint any “blue eyed boy” without due legal process of appointment.
Mental Health Week Programme
Psychology Department of Karachi University is going to arrange a programme tomorrow to mark the Mental Health Week.
Schools Warned: Ban Dance or Face the Music
To make sure that dance classes are banned in all the private schools, the Sindh education department issued a notification on Friday, warning that schools that do not stop offering classes teaching the art will have their registrations annulled.
Sindh CM Says No Ban on Dance and Music in Schools
The chief minister on Sunday took strong notice of a news report claiming issuance of a notification by the education department putting ban on dance and music classes in schools. In a hand-written note to the media, Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah said the action is being taken against any notification issued to ban dance in schools and those responsible will be taken to task.
A couple of years back a principal and a teacher were physically assaulted by students who were stopped from cheating during the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations at a Karachi centre. The incident was widely condemned and the culprits were punished. The fact is that cheating is rampant in all spheres of our society including education sector which lays more emphasis on grades/divisions rather than the actual capability of a student.
Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/159416-Cheating-heights
Karachi’s 3,300 Schools Need Proper Administrator
The posts of directors are still vacant at the Directorate of Primary School (DPS) and the Directorate of Higher Secondary Schools (DHSS) even after the passage of two years. The Sindh government has divided the Education Department in two parts - the Department of College Education and the Department of Schools Education. But the Directorate of Schools is being run by officers of the District Management Group (DMG).
Useful Technology: KU Students Exhibit Their Innovative Software
Students of Karachi University’s (KU) computer science department exhibited their skills in the field of information technology (IT) at a software exhibition at the varsity hosted by the Shaikh Zayed Islamic Centre on Saturday.
CM For Promoting Awareness on Oral Cancer
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday emphasized on promoting awareness throughout the province about oral cancer. He expressed his satisfaction that Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine (AIDM) was also engaged in the community and dentistry and charity by working in the localities of less privileged segment of the society, and increasing awareness about oral dental hygiene in the public sector schools.
Capacity Building of Universities
Governor Sindh, Dr. Ishrat ul Ibad Khan has said that partnerships between corporate sector and public sector universities will yield better capacity building of universities’ staff. Public sector universities will also have more access to more resources through such initiatives.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-24-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=201031
Concerted Efforts Needed to Improve Education, says Minister
Sindh’s Minister for Education, Jam Mehtab Deher has said that collective and concerted efforts will have to be made to improve the education sector so that the children get access to quality education.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-24-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=201023
Important Posts Vacant in Secondary Board
Chairman Secondary Board, Prof. Dr. Saeed ud Din has said that the board has become victim of ad hocism. Important posts of the board are vacant due to which the board’s performance is being affected.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-22-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=199494
Garbage Heaps In front of Schools
Due to negligence of municipality Federal B area of Azizabad Karachi has become home to many garbage heaps. Worst affected are the schools which include Karachi Academy, Delhi Extension School, White House Grammar School and others.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-22-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=199495
What Really are the Fundamental Rights? By Lal Khan
Have the fundamental rights ever been genuinely defined? The fundamental rights of food, shelter, health, employment and education were enshrined in the original 1973 constitution that proclaimed these basic human necessities not as privileges but fundamental rights for all.
Education Revolution is the Only Solution By Nadeem Murtaza
Education is the most powerful, effective tool in the nation building in this contemporary world, as it helps create an enlightened society. It shapes attitudes and beliefs to enable a nation to resolve interpersonal differences and empower people to stay united by capitalising on the nation’s resources more effectively.
Tracing Educational Thinking By Shahzeb Khan
Iqra was the first word that was revealed to the prophet of Islam. However, an add-on it received during the Zia years transformed it into an eerie term: Iqra Surcharge. It meant a five per cent tax levied on all imports, the proceeds from which were to be spent on Literacy and Mass Education Commission’s various initiatives. Innovative it may sound, yet it was one of the many botched efforts to spread literacy in the country during the Zia regime.
Arid Varsity becomes zero solid waste campus: A success story By Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmed
Currently, there are two major issues at the global scale, first the environmental pollution, second one, the climate change. These twin problems are the ultimate result of mismanagement of wastes generated from anthropogenic activities. These include wastes mainly from residential areas and agricultural farms, toxic gases from industries and vehicles, as well as waste water from sewerage and industrial areas.
Education, Education and Education By Lubna Ashraf
In most of the countries, the education system provides knowledge, skill and wisdom to the students. It builds their character and teaches them their social and economic responsibilities. In short it raises their sense of self respect.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-24-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=200747
Deteriorating Quality of Education By Dr. Lubna Zaheer
Those who are grappled with political issues have very little time to address the most important issue that is of deteriorating quality of education. This issue also fails to gather attention of NGOs and think tanks.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-22-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=199595
Exams as a Business by Amjad Aziz Malik
Recently, private schools protested in front of Peshawar Press Club, against the board exams of 5th class students. Probably, this is the first time that private schools are protesting and raising their voices especially for the students that is a positive step. They are protesting because they believe that govt. aims to collect money on the name of exams.
Papers’ Checking by Educational Boards by Syed Roohul Amin
The issue of unfair papers’ checking by the educational board is highly discussed, these days. The system of papers’ checking is not fair and it is the right of students to protest against this system. Over the time, the quality of this system is declining and needs to be improved.
Letters to the Editor
Literacy in Pakistan
Literacy rate is one of the most relevant indicator of education. According to the latest survey conducted by Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement (PSLM), the literacy rate of male population was 70 percent during 2015, while in case of females, it was 49 percent that shows the gap of 21 percent. Education is vital component of human development and a basic right of every citizen.
Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/literacy-in-pakistan/
The Punjab government has taken a number of steps to facilitate people with special needs in getting higher education. There is no age limit for physically-challenged people to take admission in any education institution all over the province Not only this, one seat is also reserved for such people in higher education programmes such as MPhil and PhD.
Complete story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/159236-Education-facilities
Drug Addiction in Youth
Sir: I am a student of university student in Karachi. I would like to draw the attention of authorities towards a very serious issue that is prevalent in our society for quite a long time. Use of drugs is very common nowadays, but since the past few years, the trend has been on the rise especially in the youth. Universities and colleges have become thriving markets for drug dealers. Use of drugs in movies and TV shows is further aggravating the situation as the youth considers its use as normal.
Investing in Pakistani Education
All governments should develop education on a priority basis to ensure that their countries’ futures remain safe. However, not much attention is being shown by the Pakistani government in this regard.
Why Only One Day for Teachers?
The most dignified persons of a nation are its teachers. Every individual that has taught us even a single word is our teacher. There is only one international day to pay tribute teachers i.e. 15th October.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-22-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=199526
Difficulties in Gaining Education
Education is very important for our current generation. But unfortunately our youth has not been provided proper facilities to get education.
Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/10-22-2016/karachi/pic.asp?picname=199520
Emergency in Education
Education sector is being deteriorated with the passage of time and is becoming a business rather service provision. Increasing Schools fees and other educational expenses are one of the issues and all these issues need to be addressed properly.
Education department violates High Court orders
Swabi: All Pakistan Class Four Association District Swabi President, Rozi Khan, said that the education department has violated the orders of the High Court. He said that they violated the High Court order that the Education Department cannot take 24 hours duty from the class IV employees but the department disobeyed them.
Complete story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2
Training workshop starting at BISE Peshawar
Malakand: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Peshawar is going to hold a training workshop to provide due training well before holding a Primary Education test in different areas.
The training workshops will be organized at National College Shabqadar, District Charsadda and Al-Kareem Public School Charsadda on October 24, wherein heads of various affiliated schools, both from private and public, have been invited to discuss ways and means for holding the Primary level examination under BISE Peshawar.
Complete story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page 3
Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page 3
Education is our 'MEGA' project - Transforming Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Atif Khan
Peshawar: The Minister for Education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mohammad Atif Khan has said that the PTI led provincial government has introduced provincial reforms in education, and education is their Mega project. These views he shared at the Kaghan Memorial School, Kaghan as a chief guest on Sunday.
Complete story: Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page 2
Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page 2
Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page 3
Where is educational emergency? Students of Primary School Bara Khel deprived of facilities
Peshawar: Where is the educational emergency now, when the students of Primary school Bara Khel are deprived of facilities? There are no CCTV cameras and security due to which students are insecure and are forced to sit on the floor. There are no fans in the summer and it has also been revealed that the school lacks even an electricity connection. There is no toilet for the students, and the 320 students studying there face severe difficulties.
Complete story: Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page 2
PSF is fighting for students’ rights
Charsadda: The Pakistan Students’ Federation meeting was held in the supervision of President Ibad Majeed, who said that PSF is fighting for students’ rights. Many leaders attended the meeting and addressed the audience. They said that PSF is the only organization which fights for the sake of students.
Complete story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Pre/peshawar/Page02.aspx
BA to be replaced with BS in all KP Universities and colleges: Ghani
Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Advisor to the Chief Minister for Information and Higher Education, Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani has disclosed that two-year BA, BSc graduation will soon be replaced with four-year BS Program in all universities and colleges of the province. Speaking as chief guest at the Convocation of Government Postgraduate Girls College, Mandian, Abbottabad, on Saturday, he said that the education model will later be replicated in other universities of the province at an estimated cost of nine billion rupees.
Complete story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=8
Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page 2
Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page 3
Only 1 teacher for 108 students in Bajaur Agency
Bajaur Agency: Only 1 teacher is teaching 108 students in Bajaur Agency. There is only 1 classroom in 19,000 schools in the country, including Peshawar schools. A report was presented, showing that currently 36,000 primary schools in the country are run by one teacher each. There is no drinking water facility in more than 50,000 schools and no electricity facility in 66,000 schools. 44, 000 schools lack a boundary wall and many 5 to 9 years olds are out of school. The report stated that school enrolment is still an area of concern as about 6.1 million children are out of schools.
Complete story: Khabrain, Peshawar, Page 2
15 Private Schools showed agreement on assessment
Peshawar: Fifteen famous private schools have showed agreement on assessments, and they will participate in the examination of fifth grade. However, C and D category private schools are still against the assessment. These 15 schools which have shown agreement said that their school performance is good. The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Schools has received lists in this regard.
Complete story: Aaj, Peshawar, Page 4
Higher Officials must take notice of lecturers’ shortage in Government Girls Degree College Swabi
Swabi: Higher Officials must take notice of shortage of lecturers in Government Girls Degree College Swabi. This is an old college, but there has been a shortage of lecturers for a long time, which is wasting student’s precious time. Tanveer Shezad Advocate & Secretary Salim Advocate demanded from the government to fulfill the shortage.
Complete story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page 3
Girls Degree College Pabbi students deprived of basic facilities and staff
Pabbi: Girls Degree College Pabbi students are still deprived of basic facilities. They lack staff, due to which their studies are suffering badly. There are a large number of students in the college but facilities and staff are scarce, due to which many students are forced to sit on the floor. Seats for third year art students also fall short, leaving many students deprived of admissions. There are 10 vacant posts in the school, which is a question mark on the government’s performance.
Complete story: Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page 3
Demand from Malakand Education Board to pay Examination remuneration
Thana: The representatives of a teachers’ association said to the media that teachers that were assigned the Matric annual examination duties by the Malakand Education Board seven months ago have still not received remuneration. Teachers said that they will continue struggling for their legal rights.
Complete story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2
Students forced to take classes in the opern air in Bhai Chena
Malakand: The students of Boys Primary School, Bajawar Agency, Tehsil Khar, Bhai Chena are forced to study in the open air, as they are not provided with a carpet for sitting. The students of the school and their parents are also worried about the health of students because the students contract allergies due to the dust. They said that on one side government claims for the education revolution and on the other hand, this bad situation in school is proving these claims to be false.
Complete story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page 3
Protestors rebuff decision regarding 5th class assessment
Peshawar: Scores of private school owners, teachers and parents on Friday rejected the decision taken by Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Peshawar (BISEP) with regard to grade 5th class assessment. Angry protestors threatened they would hold protest demonstration in front of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly building if decisions pertaining to grade 5th and 8th examinations were not taken by the BISEP.
Complete story: Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page 2
Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page 2
Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page 3
Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page 3
Teachers shortage should be reduced in School
District Awaran: The Government Girls High School Tarteej teacher Madam Gulbahar said in a statement that there are a lot of students in the school, but only 3 teachers. She said 3 teachers are not enough for teaching 180 students. She also demanded to reduce teachers shortage and to appoint local educated students who are B.Ed & M.Ed qualified.
Female teachers should ensure attendance in schools: DDO Female
Tambo: The Deputy District Education Officer Female Ms Khanzadi Baloch said female education along with male education is compulsory. She encouraged female teachers to make sure attendance is complete in schools. She visited schools and distributed text-books among students and said teachers should play a role for the betterment of student’s future.
Complete story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page 2
Rulers have crushed Education department: Niaz Baloch
District Quetta: The Chief patron Wattan Teachers Association Balochistan Mr. Niaz Baloch along with others said with deep grief that current Government specially Balochistan Government has deteriorated the education department. They demanded from the Chief Secretary to interfere in the matter to set free teachers from such officials.
Potable water should be provided in Educational insitutions: William Barkaat
District Quetta: PkMAP MPA Mr. William Barkat inaugurated a tubewell in local Government Girls High School and shared views that potable water should be provided in all educational insitutions of Balochistan. Secretary Public Health Engineering Government of Balochistan were also present in the inauguration ceremony.
Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page 3
Panjgoor Educational institutions are facing destruction due to interference: Ashraf Sagar
District Panjgoor: The District General Secretary Muslim League Mr. Muhammad Ashraf Sagar said that Panjgoor Educational institutions are facing destruction due to political interference. Junior teacher has been appointed on head mistress vacancy which is violation of senior staff. Corruption has become common in Educational institutions while Muslim League does not believe in it. He demanded from authorities to take notice of said violation.
Complete story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page 8
Notice should be taken of dilapidation of Engineering department in Polytechnic College
District Quetta: The Central President PSF Aazad Mr. Zubair Shah Agha along with others while addressing a Polytechnic college unit meeting that notice should be taken of dilapidation of Engineering department in Polytechnic college. He said nepotism, favoritism and merit violation are the root causes of college decrepitude. He demanded from CM Balochistan, Secretary Education, Director Colleges and concerned officials to take notice of the shabbiness of the college.
Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page 3
Demand to fill up vacancies of Workers Model Secondary school
Noukundi: Social groups demanded to fill up Workers Model Secondary school vacancies. They said literate youth of area is wondering but not adjusted against such vacancies; unemployment is increasing with number of days and widening the gap among the people and Government. Local candidates should not be neglected. NAB will be approached in filling up process of vacancies.
Complete story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page 2
Balochistan is moving towards Educational decline: JTI Nazriyati
District Quetta: JTI Nazriyati appreciated the Chief Minister for taking step against fake degrees. JTI Nazriyati Provincial Convenor Mr. Hafiz Asghar Hurari along with others said that Balochistan is moving towards educational decline on a daily basis because of deteriorated education system and issuance of fake degrees to students for the sake of money.
Complete story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page 6
Promises of Educational reforms in Balochistan are false: BSO
District Quetta: The Central Information Secretary BSO Mr. Nasir Balich said that promises of Educational reforms in Balochistan are baseless & false. Corrupt people are bestowed and poor policies are deterioratiing Educational system in Balochistan. Funds received from NGO and other sources for eradication of coppy culture and examination system went astray. Corrupt mafia is handling Educational institutions from primary to university level. Scientific instruments and other basic facilities are unavailable in schools; Government should invegtigate corruption scandals to unveil the hidden truth.
Complete story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page 3
Development is impossible without female Education: Saleem Khosa
District Jafferabad: The Ex-Provincial Minister Mr. Saleem Khan Khosa said development is impossible without female education. He said if man is literate, solely a man will be educated but if female is educated then a family will be educated. He added female education should be focused on a lot for sure success. He said primary schools should be established in areas where there is a need.
Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page 6
NTS affectees’ problem should be resolved immediately: Molana Abdul Raheem
District Chaghi: Jameat Ulma-e-Islam Balochistan member Molana Abdul Raheem appealed to high officials in his statement that NTS affectees’ problems of appointment and placement should be resolved as soon as possible. All concerned information has been furnised to Commissioner Quetta in this regard but concerned Divisional Directors and Secretaries are not taking any step to resolve the lingering issue of NTS pass candidates for appointments.
Education is affected by non-professional attitude of head of Degree College Khuzdar
District Khuzdar: The President Balochistan Professors & lecturers Association Boys Degree College Khuzdar unit Professor Nazir Ahmed Zehri along with others said in a joint statement that education is affected by non-professional attitude of head of Degree College Khuzdar unit. They said due to his non professional attitude most of professors are getting their transfer in other Educational institutions. Head of the insitution is not up to the mark. They demanded to transfer principal and to appoint senior person to save Education.
Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page 2
District Education officer’s attidue towards teachers is not good: Latif Umrani
District Khuzdar: The President Muslim League “N” Baghana Mr. Abdul Latif Umrani along with others said in joint statement that District Education officer attidue towards teachers is not good. Molesting common people is his peculiarity.
Complete story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page 5
High School Baghana should be upgraded
Baghana: Jameat Ulma-e-Islam Madani unit Baghana leader Mr. Molana Hizbullah along with others said in statement that new generation of Baghana in modern age is deprived of educational facilities and saying goodbye to education due to poverty. They demanded from concerned authorities to upgrade High School Baghana to save future of public from destruction.
Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page 6
Teachers should be appointed in all upgraded schools
Somiyani: Shortage of teachers in all upgraded schools of somiyani is injustice with public of the area. Education department is appointing teachers in other schools while a school already contains student strength of 300. It is violation of educational emergency by officials.
Complete story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page 3
Teaching Staff and four class servants of Girls School become habitual absentees
District Khoshab: Higher officials should notice of the absenteeism of teachers and four class servants at the Government Girls Elementary School Chak No.18/BC. The absenteeism has been existent for an extended period according to sources. Some Teachers has made a routine to come School late till 11:00 am; while four class-IV servants send their children to own work.
Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-24/page-02
Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page 8
Building of Girls Degree College cracked due corruption in material
District Rajanpur: The residents of Dajjal protested and demanded from the Chief Minister Punjab to investigate and take action against the Officers of Provincial Building Department and influential Contractor, who has given a contract for construction of Girls Degree College building to contractors by taken a bribery. Contractor by using poor condition material, eaten up a million of rupees but now College building has been cracked before hand over.
Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page 7
Anti Corruption action taken due to using poor material in construction
District Bahawalpur: A citizen of Uzman Mr.Zulifiqar Ali has submitted an application to Director Anti-Corruption Bahawalpur against the Officers of Building Department with statement that corruption exposed that contractor openly been used the poor condition material under supervision of SDO Building Department Mr. Zawar Sahah and Sub-Engineer Malik Rahmat in contraction of Government Girls School buildings 107/DB and 88/DB. As per complaint, Anti-Corruption required to responsible for investigation on 26, Oct 2016.
Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page 11
7000 Students of Cholistan Community Schools deprived of Text Books
District Bahawalpur: Parents from Cholistan areas shared that Punjab Education Foundation has failed to provide textbooks, as 7000 students of 75 Cholistan Community Schools of District Bahawalpur are deprived of textbooks. Moreover District Bahawal Negar is also depriving from Books.
Complete story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page 9
46 Billion, 860 million rupees approved for Higher Education
District Lahore: The Masher of Chief Minister Punjab announced that in this year 46 billion, 860 million of rupees has approved for developing projects of Higher Education Universities in five cities of Punjab, Faisal Abad, Bahawalpur, Multan, Sail Kot and Rahim Yar Khan. Additional he said Government committed to provide better opportunity for Higher Education.
Complete story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page 8
DDO-Education sealed non-formal Schools
District Jhang: Students and parents of Chak No.4/2, Ahmed Pur Sial protested against the closing of non-formal School by Deputy District Officer-Education during his un-expected visit. While sharing with the media Deputy District Officer-Education Mr. Malik Allah Wadhaya shared that as per the Govt. policy non-formal school should not be opened with the 3 Km radius where Govt. school already exists so he closed this.
Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-23/page-02
Teacher beats an innocent Student harshly
District Muzafargrah: Teacher Mr. Muhammad Billal Fareedi at Government Boys Elementary School No.1, beated a student of class 7th harshly. The Deputy District Education Officer (male) Mr. Muhammad Arshad Jatoi took the notice and dismissed the teacher at once.
Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-23/page-08
Executive District Officer Education announced recruitment date for Junior Clerk
District Lodharan: The EDO-Education Lodharan Mian Muhammad Ismail shared that the candidates applied for the post of Junior Clerk under rule 17-A should appear for typing test on 17th of November 2016 in Government Girls Higher Secondary School Adam Wahan at 2 pm.
Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-23/page-02
Education Department Layyah shirk out from top three positions
District Layyah: As per the Chief Minister Education Road Map’ First analysis report, due to furniture purchasing scandal and frustration among the Education Officers and Officials of Layyah decline the position of Education Department from 3rd to 6th position. Even the 30 million Rupees returned back without utilization.
Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page 8
Students protest against not increasing seats of MBBS
District Bahawalpur: Students interested to take admission in MBBS protested against the government for not implementation on notification regarding increase in No. of seats in Govt. Medical Colleges in Punjab.
Complete story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page 8
Grouping among Teaching staff, effecting Education
District Rahim Yar Khan: Resources said that teaching staff of Girls Higher Secondary School Tranda Muhammad Pinnah involved in a grouping; some of them are enjoying holidays due to the favoritism of Principal. Education activities of hundred Students are effecting and causing waste of their valuable time.
Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-22/page-02
Naib Qasid enjoys salary at home
District Layyah: Residents of Chak No.127/ML Chowk Azam Mr. Muhammad Saleem and Abdul Manan have submitted an application to DMO Layyah with statement that the Naib Qasid of Government Girls Primary School remains absent due to the relaxation Head Teacher. While sometimes in his presence he misbehaved with girls Students and their Parents. Complaints have been made several times but not in vain. Local community demanded from DCO Layyah, DMO Layyah and EDO Layyah to take action against the said Naib Qasid.
Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-22/page-11
Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page 2
Force enrolled Students disappeared from Schools, Letter issued to Heads
District Rahim Yar Khan: The Chief Minister Punjab urge to improve quality education literacy ratio under “Parho Punjab Barho Punjab” in this regard School committees were assign task to focus and convince the parents where Schools are not available and ensure the 100 per cent enrollment in school. These committees have done bogus enrollment without any enrollment campaign in areas. After summer vacation newly enrolled children has been disappeared. Political and civil society community stated that ensure the enrollment committee for enrollment campaign in areas and mobilize the parents.
Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-10-21/page-11
Affected Students of Inter demanded action against rechecking process
District Bahawalpur: A Large numbers of affected male and female Students of Intermediate part 1st demanded from Chief Minister of Punjab, Secretary Education Punjab and other authorities to take notice that BISE Bahawalpur is precariously recounting the papers instead of focusing the rechecking the answer sheet.
Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page 7
More than 12 Schools closed in Union Council Fazal Bhambhro
District Mirpurkhas: Despite Education Emergency in Sindh Province, more than 12 Schools, including five Girls and Nine Boys, are closed in Union Council Fazal Bhambhro, leaving hundreds of students deprived of getting education.
Middle School building crumbling
District Thatto: The building of Government Middle School Choohar Jamali has reached to dilapidated state; its two rooms have been closed because of critical condition, whereas no basic facility is available for students.
No School building
District Badin: The Government Primary School Gul Muhmmmad Mallah was approved in 1951, but since then it has been running without building. The Students have to sit in a self made hut to study.
Villagers protest against closure of School
District Thurparker: The residents of village Ahmed Sahar, near Deeplo, protested against closure of Primary School of the village, due to unavailability of teachers.
Drastic people enter School building and burn its record
District Khairpur Mirs: A group of anti-Social elements entered the building of Government High School Wada Bozdar and burnt the School record and furniture.
Protest against closure of School in Faridabad
District Khairpur Mirs: The Government Boys Primary School village Wadi Beetal is dysfunctional of for past four months. The residents carried a protest against its closure.
Primary School in dilapidated state
District Mirpurkhas: The condition of Government Primary School Nawab Abdul Aziz is crumbling, having acute shortage of basic facilities. On the other hand, residents held a protest for restoration of the building.
Shortage of teaching staff in Girls School
District Thurparker: More than 300 Girl students are enrolled in Government Girls High School Deeplo, but there is acute shortage of teaching staff. Only five teachers are teaching the said number of Girls.
Complete story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-10-24/news/page3/1%20(7).htm
Primary School dysfunctional since years
District Sanghar: The Government Primary School Sukhio Khan Bugti is left dysfunctional, for past eight years and no notice has been taken against its crumbling condition.
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Students in open due to crumbling condition of School
District Larkana: The building of Government Primary School Haji Khan Hingoro is completely ruined due to not repairing since years, while students are forced to sit in open for all schooling activities.
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Primary and Secondary Schools’ Directorate without Officers
Karachi: Despite Education Emergency by the Chief Minister Sindh and Education Minister Jaam Mehtab Dahar, directorates of thousands of Primary and Secondary Schools in Karachi are without concerned Officers. It has created problems for more than three thousand Schools in Karachi.
Two Room building for 500 Students in Thull
District Jacobabad: The building of Government Primary School Gajo Tanwiri near Thull consists of only two rooms, having more than 500 students, but the building is in crumbling condition. The students have to sit in open for all schooling activities.
Twelve Schools of Badah facing shortage of staff and facilities
District Larkana: Future of more than 7000 students is at stake due to dilapidated condition of Primary Schools of Badah city. The Schools are facing shortage of basic facilities of drinking water, bathrooms, electricity, furniture and staff.
D.O Primary visits Schools of Taluka Miro khan
District Qamber Shahdadkot: The District Officer Primary along with Taluka Eduaction Officer paid a surprise visit of different Schools of Mirokhan and found four teachers absent from duty.
High School building standing without staff
District Larkana: The Building of Model Medium High School Naudero is left without Teachers and other staff, despite education emergency in the Province. Future of more than 500 students is at stake.
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Primary School closed due to not taking biometric
District Sanghar: The Government Primary School Kamil Magsi is left closed due to not taking its Biometric verification. Future of more than hundred Students is at stake, because of unavailability of teachers.
Children protest against shortage of facilities in School
District Sijawal: Hundreds of Students of Government Primary School Madina Academy Mirpur Bathoro protested against shortage of basic facilities in School and transfer of teaching staff.
Complete story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-10-23/news/page3/1%20(1).htm
A.D.C and Monitoring Officer pay visit to Schools
District Sanghar: The Additional Deputy Commissioner 2 and District Monitoring Officer Education Saghar paid a surprise visit of Government Girls and Boys High School Khadiro and took attendance of the staff. Five teachers, including three female teachers were found absent from the duty.
School roof pieces leave two students injured
District Thatta: The building of Government Primary School Sharif Marri was built some 26 years ago, but due to not repairing after many years its condition has reached to dilapidation. Recently two students have got injured due to falling of roof pieces.
Monitoring Officer Visits Schools
District Naushehro Feroz: The Monitoring Officer Kandiaro visited different Schools of Union Council Saeedpur and found eleven Teachers absent and six Ghost Teachers. Visit report has been sent to higher authorities.
Two School buildings in dilapidated state
District Ghotki: Two Girls and A Boys School of Union Council Muhammad Pur village Abdul Raheem Meebahar are in a critical condition. There is acute shortage of basic facilities, while the residents are protesting against the Head Master of Middle School.
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