The long road ahead: Teachers brave rough terrain to reach schools
The rough terrain of certain districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) is daunting to traverse on at the best of times. However, women in Upper Dir, Lower Dir, Kohistan, Bunner, Shangla, Torghar, Lakki Marwat, Hangu and Swat have to travel up to eight kilometres along these perilous routes on a daily basis as their teaching careers depend on it. Some areas even lack transport facilities and women have to reach their respective schools on foot. Alif Ailaan Regional Coordinator Umar Orakzai tells The Express Tribune around 33% of the teachers in the mentioned districts perform their duties at schools far away from home.
Demanding intervention: MNA decries state of schools in his constituency
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MNA Hamidul Haq has voiced concern over the lack of teachers and science laboratories at higher secondary schools in his constituency of NA-II, Peshawar. “Majority of the students in the area do not have basic facilities,” he told The Express Tribune on Tuesday. “To fill the gaps we have asked people to inform us within three days of the problems pertaining to schools in their areas.”
Bomb defused near Swat school
MINGORA: The Swat police on Tuesday foiled a sabotage bid by defusing a bomb planted by unknown miscreants near a private school in Matta tehsil here.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1165789/bomb-defused-near-swat-school
Evaluating primary students
Government of KP has given contract of NTS for primary students to a private company. This NTS aimed at evaluating the student’s capacity.
Teachers protest for promotions
Teachers securing matric degrees before 1970s are protesting for not being promoted by education department. They have decided to protest throughout KP.
Education to special children is a challenge
Prime Minister AJK said that delivering education to special children is a big challenge. Providing education to special children is major target of the government. They are focusing on it.
Hand grenade placed outside school defused
A mishap was averted in a rural area of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Tuesday after the bomb disposal squads defused a hand grenade placed outside an educational institution. The explosive device was spotted by some students near the entrance of the school.
Education enrollment by Pukhtunkhwa Student Organization started
Education enrollment campain has been started at the beginning of new education year at Hernai. They said that peoples should participate to enroll their children as much as possible.
Pindi board SSC exams from March 2
The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Rawalpindi is holding Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination from March 2. According to a spokesman for the board, SSC Part II examinations will start from March 2 while Part I exams from March 18.
Wah MA students protest PU decision
Wah Cantt - The state of the apathy and indifferent attitude of the officials of examination branch of Punjab University (PU) have landed hundreds of students residing in twin cities of Taxila and Wah Cantonment enrolled in MA Islamyat in trouble, as they have been asked to appear for viva examination in Lahore.
AIOU to install new transmitters to expand its radio network
ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will soon install new transmitters at significant places to expand its FM Radio network for facilitating students across the country in their educational pursuits. Complete Story: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/25-Feb-2015/aiou-to-install-new-transmitters-to-expand-its-radio-network
Pakistani, foreign universities ink 70 MoUs to explore avenues of mutual cooperation
Over 70 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed among various national and international universities at the two-day Vice Chancellors Forum (VC Forum) on ‘Universities in the Islamic World: Facing Global Challenges’ which concluded here on Tuesday.
Urdu University facing budget constraints: VC
Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Zafar Iqbal has said that the university was facing many problems due to lack of budget and other resources, however, students were being provided with quality education.
VC Forum ‘a tremendous platform to interact with universities’
Dr Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips said that VC Forum is an event that provides an excellent opportunity to universities to interact with one another and share the weaknesses and strength of one another.
“We need to help each other because if Muslims remain ignorant of education they cannot steer out of sectarianism and other issues. We should only stress on Quran and Sunnah and not beyond that,” he said.
NAB, NED University up against corruption
Islamabad: On the directions of Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, NAB and NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between NAB and Higher Education Commission (HEC), joined hands to create Awareness against the ill effects of corruption among the youth of Pakistan through establishment of Character Building Societies (CBS) in universities, colleges and schools throughout the country, says a press release.
Vacant plot a security risk for college
The City District Government, Rawalpindi (CDGR) has declared a vacant plot adjacent to Government Khateeja Umer Girls Degree College, Mughalabad a security risk. MNA Malik Abrar and District Coordination Officer (DCO) Sajid Zafar Dall visited the girls college on Monday and inspected the site.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1165766
HR Consultants hold ‘Australian Universities Expo’
A student should consider studying in Australia because it has many of the top 100 universities in the world. With over 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions, Australia sits above the likes of Germany, the Netherlands and Japan. This was revealed by HR Consultants Director Awais Shahid while speaking to ‘The News’ here on Tuesday at Education Expo at a local hotel.
Students paint for peace
A poster competition was organised by the Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) on Tuesday to spread the message of peace and tolerance in society. Over 100 students from various public colleges in the Potohar region participated in the competition.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1165774/students-paint-for-peace
Punjab Assembly: Don’t allow schools to raise fees over security expenses
The Provincial Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution barring private schools from raising fees on the pretext of improving security. Of the five resolutions tabled in the assembly, the House approved three; rejected one and the one was withdrawn by its mover. The session on Tuesday was dedicated to private members.
Legislative activity: PA passes Curriculum and Textbook Board bill
The Punjab Assembly on Monday passed the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board Bill of 2015 turning down 11 amendments to the draft proposed by opposition members. The House had debated the proposed amendments for three days before passing the bill. Some of those concerned the working of an advisory council of the board and making board accountable to the House by submitting annual progress reports.
Class-V exam postponed as PEC fails to deliver question paper
LAHORE: The Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) could not deliver Class-V English paper to examination centres – forcing over a million students return home without appearing for the paper. The PEC administration later sent a message to invigilators that the English paper would now be held on Wednesday (today) changing altogether the date-sheet.
Teachers protest against PEC
Final paper of Primary exams is out before the paper timings. All teachers protested against Punjab Examination Commission. They said that PEC is unable to make these exams transparent.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-25-2015/pindi/pic.asp?picname=41.gif
GCU in large-size universities’ category
THE Government College University has this year made its debut in the world ranking of universities with Middle East Technical University, Turkey Informatics Centre, grading it at number 1,509 around the globe. The varsity in the fields of mathematical sciences and chemical sciences has earned 709th and 948th positions in the world, respectively.
Students spend day at garrison
LAHORE: A group of 100 students and faculty members from Lahore Garrison University spent a day out with Pakistan Army at Lahore Garrison. The day long programme, was specifically organised to enlighten students on routine functioning of Pakistan Army, its organisation operational preparedness and defence capability - A programme ‘Know your Army’, has been exclusively initiated for the youth on instructions of Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.
School owner blackmailing school principal
School building owner is threatening and harassing the teachers and female principal of universal High Schools, Pensarah. Principal said that she was harassed a number of time by owners.
Teachers promoting to head masters
Education department decided to promote two hundred teachers to head masters to fill ports of head masters. Department will start its processing from March.
Model of Deeni maddaris attracts foreign candidates
Wafaq ul Maddaris said that model of their Deeni maddaris at Pakistan attracts candidate from all over world. They should not be banned to come to Pakistan for religious education.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-02-25/page-2
Teachers protest for security
Teachers protested at Rawalpindi for security of their educational institutions. They want to get rid of security checks by unknown peoples.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-02-25/page-2
American Patent by GC
Government College University received three American patent during last two years. American trademarks and Patent office gave patent certification to departments of NATO technology, environmental science, and Chemistry at GC University.
America to invest on Pakistan and Afghanistan
American senator John carry said that they have planned to invest 3.4 billion to education, health and energy sectors of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Pakistan will get grant of one billion for education, health, and energy.
Primary education to criminals at Jail
It is being planning to provide primary education to illiterate criminals at five jails at Rawalpindi. In this regard, PTC teachers will be hired. Summery sent for approval.
Action against schools for not to secure
Police decided to take action against 113 schools of Rawalpindi division. These schools have no security system at their institutions.
Khuhro orders probe into misuse of funds
KARACHI: Sindh education minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, taking notice of the report published in The News regarding financial irregularities and misuse of funds worth Rs13.53 billion by Reform Support Unit (RSU) of Sindh education department has directed secretary education Sindh Dr. Fazal Pechoho to conduct an inquiry into the matter.
Khairpur’s historic school hopes to improve under new management
The historic government school in Khairpur that has given to us several civil servants and elected representatives has now been handed over to an NGO in hopes to improve its management. Formed in 1906, Government Naz Pilot Secondary School, Khairpur, which has 2,300 students from class six to 10 and over 100 teachers, will now be run under the administrative control of Book Group, an organisation working to improve local textbooks.
Students receive certificates in US English language training programme
KARACHI/HYDERABAD: United States Consul General Brian Heath welcomed 200 new students to US Embassy’s Access English-language training programme. The students began their English classes in November 2014 received certificates bearing signature of US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard G Olson. This two-year English Access Micro scholarship programme (one of four currently underway in Sindh) will benefit 200 talented 13-17 year-old from underprivileged communities in Hyderabad. I am happy to be here in Hyderabad to celebrate this opening ceremony with all of you, said Heath. Today, you officially join Access family.
NED students get training from Rangers
A delegation of NED students received training during a visit to the Rangers Training Centre & School and the Rangers Shooting & Saddle Club on Tuesday.
Shortage of student transport
There is lack of student transport at Karachi University. There are only 27 busses for 27 thousand students of Karachi University.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-02-25/page-2
Subdivision of school education
Government of Sindh has divided the schools education into parts. There will be primary, elementary, secondary, and high secondary education boards.
Police arrested seven students of Jamshoro Sindh University
Rangers and Police arrested seven students after surrounding the Jamshoro Sindh University. One of them handed over to Police while seven transferred to unknown places.
An International conference holding today at Agriculture University Tando Jam. Almost 170 experts will be attending the conference.
Extra expense on teachers’ salaries in government colleges
In eleven colleges of Karachi, almost 31.2 million spent on salaries of teaching staff. This amount spent during last two years. Finance division taken its notice.
The getting of wisdom
There has been much criticism of provincial governments regarding the way that they have disbursed devolved budgets since the Eighteenth Amendment to the constitution. Much of that criticism is wholly justified, and education is often the loser. However, Punjab appears to be doing things educational more right than wrong. Schools in Punjab are to get Rs48 billion(Rs 6.7 billion more than last year) out of a provincial total budget of Rs 1,349 billion.
Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/843531/the-getting-of-wisdom/
Too much on paper, too less in practice by Israr Ahmad
The law-enforcement agencies (LEAs) have seemingly failed to manage traffic rush and vendors in front of several private and public schools when school time gets over.
This slackness on part of LEAs is posing security threat to the students, teachers and other road users who are stuck in gigantic traffic jam on the roads leading to schools or passing by the educational institutions.
The Week in Education
Kohat, students strike continues
The Students of Kohat Institute of Medical Sciences continued their Strike for the last five days for their demands .Local MNA Shehriyar Khan Afridi and MPA Ziaullah Bangash came during the protest and heard the students demands both the leaders ensured the students to resolve their problems very soon.
Complete Story: Daily Subh Peshawar Page no.8
To increase literacy rate, teach in mother tongue, UN
According to the united Nation report for increasing the literacy rate ,education shall be given in mother tongue.According to the report due to language problems children do not show progress.In the report it is further stated that those countries where education is given in mother tongue there literacy rate is higher.
Complete Story: Daily Awamunas Peshawar Page no.3
APTA continues its protest for promotion
Senior most, Experienced and Matric pass since 1970 Teachers Continued their Protesting Camp for Promotion outside Peshawar Press Club. Abdul Ghafar Presiden All Primary Teachers Association and Others Said that it is sorry that KPK government has kept deprived Primary Teachers from Promotion and according to rules and regulation not giving promotion in scale 14 and 15.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab Peshawar Page no.2
Protest Will Continue till teachers Are Promoted To Scale 15 On Seniority Basis, Hafiz Fazal Wahab
Fazal Wahab representative Primary Teachers has said that we will continue our protesting movement untill primary teachers are not given scale 15 on seniority basis
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain Page no.8
Emergency School Opened For Children Deprived From Education
Mohmand Rifles started an emergency primary school in Baizai sub division Bhai Dag for those children deprived from education in a non functional building.Khoizai and Baizi are backward areas and these areas face education and health crises.
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KP To Introduce School Management System In Higher Secondary Schools
Primary and Secondary Education Department KP has decided to introduce School Management System in Higher Secondary Schools. Through this programme student’s all information will be sent to their parents through sms. In the first phase the programme will be started in district Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi and Abbottabad on experimental basis.
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Cheating strictly prohibited in the examination centre: DC
QUETTA: Deputy Commissioner has visited to the Qallat and Sohrab examination centers, during checking he has captured the 12 fake candidates. The fake candidates are arrested and strict action will be taken against them.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-24-2015/Quetta/page3.asp
Provincial Govt. should to take notice over the possession of schools: Councilors
QUETTA: Councilors of Metropolitan Meer Muhammad Aslam, Nadeem ullah Achakzai, Amir Shah Latif Kakar and others said that govt. are striving in the promotion and bringing merit in the province and Education while on the other hand some social parasites are engage in the possession of school through non-Govt. way.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-25-2015/Quetta/page2.asp
Parents admit their children in the schools: PSO
HARNAI: Secretary of Pashtune Student Organization said that every child will be in the school before the starting of academic year. Over these adventures he advised to the people of same region that admit your children in the school and he promised that the provincial Govt. will bear any inconveniency regarding Education. These views expressed by Kabir Afghan during the address of Muhammad Ali Kakar in Harani. They said that we want to educate the every single child of Baluchistan just for the sack of development and excellence in Baluchistan.
Complete Story: http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/index.aspx?Issue=NP_QTA&Page=City_Page002&Date=20150225&Pageno=2&View=1
6 Fake candidates captured during exam in Zhob
DUKI: Divisional Director of Education Zhob Division Abdul Rashhed Kakar, District Education Officer Abdul Ghafar Kudezai and DDO Education Bahadhur Shah Nasar visited the Government school of Zhob. During inspection they h captured the 6 fake candidates.
Class 5 students chant slogans against government
Bahawalpur: Hundreds of students of Class 5 could not appear for the English Paper due to its cancellation, thus students chanted slogans against the government. The paper was cancelled because the paper was out before examination.
Complete story: Daily Ausaf Multan Page No. 8
Primary School building collapsing before its completion
Darkhawast Jamal Khan: The building of Govt. Primary School Ahmedani Sharif is collapsing even before its completion due to sub-standard work and material used by the contractor. Sub-Engineer reporting all well to authorities.
Complete story: Daily Ausaf Multan Page No. 2
Feudal Lord occupied primary school building
Tarandah Basharat/Baddani Ahmedabad: The Govt. Primary School of Chanab Rasulpur, Basti jam Nazir Ahmed has been occupied by influential feudal lord Mohammed Aslam. He sold out school furniture and is holding song and dance programmes in the said school.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-02-25/page-2
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Daily Sang-e-Meel Multan, Page No.3
English examination paper for class 5 cancelled
Lahore: The English paper for Annual Examination of Class 5 was cancelled due to late printing and non-delivery to the Examination Centres in Time. Assistant Director Punjab Examination Commission Shehzad Malik claims that printing was done in time, but the question papers could not be delivered to the far of areas of South Punjab in time.
Complete Story http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-02-25/page-1
Private schools be stopped for charging additional fee
Lahore: Punjab Assembly passed three resolutions and one of them was a demand to stop private schools to charge additional fees from students in the name of security of schools.
Complete Story on Daily Khabrain Multan Page No.3
Teachers deprived of promotion into grade 20
Hasilpur: Senior teachers of Hasilpur have complained that they have been deprived of the promotion into Grade 20.
Complete Story on Daily Khabrain Multan Page No.7
Problems of post graduate college Dera Ghazi Khan be resolved
Dera Ghazi Khan: A delegation of Punjab Professors & Lecturers Association met Saqib Aziz, Commissioner Dera Ghazi Khan and Vice Chancellor of Ghazi University and demanded to restore the Post Graduate College Dera Ghazi Khan in its original form and shift it to 1100 acres of land. The Commissioner said the demands were legal and reasonable. He promised to send the demands to Punjab Government and get them resolved soon.
Complete Story on: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-02-25/page-8
PEF to give rs.19.9 million as scholarships to 1058 deserving students of District Layyah
Layyah: DCO Layyah Rana Gulzar Ahmed, while addressing a function for distribution of scholarships at Govt. Girls College Layyah said that PEF will give an amount of RS.19.9 as scholarships to 1058 deserving students of District Layyah.
Complete Story on: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-02-25/page-3
High and Primary School Building decaying
District Sijawal: The building of High and Primary School Bathoro is completely damaged and its pieces are falling and decaying. The condition of the schools is turned to be bad in the floods of 2011 and now Teachers and Students do not sit in the schools and attend them. Villagers have demanded from higher authorities to take notice and resolve the issue.
Six Female Teachers for seven Students to teach
District Thurparker: There are Six Teachers in Girls Primary School Achar Muhalla in Mithi and the only number of students in the school is seven. The total number of students in the school is 63, but 7 students attend school and for those seven girls there are six female Teachers to teach; whereas Education department is running that school with fake figure of 63 students to attend regularly, but in face only 7 students attend school.
Village without School building and Teachers
District Dadu: Village Lutuf Ali Khoso at Gareeb abad Union Council Manjhand is without Primary School building and teachers. Villagers have protested for school building and appointment of Teachers. They have told that about 150 students are deprived of getting basic Education due to non-availability of School building. They added that villagers have established self run school in a hut; Education Department is not paying any attention.
NTS Pass Teachers protested for salary
District Thatto: The NTS Pass Teachers of the district are deprived of their right of salary since a year and they have protested for their salary and have demanded from Government to take notice and issue them their right.
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PPP Members’ Press Conference against E.D.O’s Corruption
District Naushehro Feroz: PPP Mmeber Mr. Muhammad Salih Mallah has organized Press Conference against E.D.O Nuashehro Feroz Mr. Nisar Ahmed Memon on his corruption in the department. He has alleged that 43 lac rupees have been grabbed through corruption and illegal appointments have been exposed in his tenure; Mr. Memon also takes bribe from the staff. He has demanded to take action against E.D.O; otherwise they would expand their protests against him.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-02-25/news/page2/1%20(2).htm
Two Schools under shortage of basic facilities
District Sijawal: High School Bacha Band and Primary School village karo are under the shortage of basic facilities of Electricity, Drinking water, rooms, furniture and others. Due to non-availability of basic things in the schools, the number of students is getting low. The residents of the villages have protested and demanded from government to take notice and issue these basic facilities.
School roof collapsed and left 4 students injured
District Qamber: The roof of Government School village Basher Muhammad Arija collapsed suddenly on the students and four students have got injured. The villagers protested and told media that school building is damaged and its pieces are falling; they demanded from Government to take notice and issue budget for its repairing.
Primary School buildings decaying and near to collapse
District Thatto: The buildings of Primary Schools of Bandhi are in critical condition and many of them are decaying and their pieces are falling. The main Primary School of the city is collapsing and its pieces are tumbling down. Primary School village Khairo Khan Jamali is too weak and the villagers have demanded for repairing of the building.
Complete Story: (Daily Kawish Page No. 3)