Call to Start Classes in Newly-Built Karak Colleges
The association of retired educationists has demanded immediate launch of classes in the two newly-established girls’ colleges in the district. The demand was made at a meeting chaired by the association’s president Prof Akhter Kamal.
Education: A Priority of KP Govt.
Education Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Muhammad Atif KKhan, said while addressing the annual seminar of Kaghan Memorial School that education is the priority of KP government and it is a mega of the province. He also asked Chairman School to solve the issues regarding school board.
Governor Wants Scientific Advancements Introduced in Agriculture Sector
Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said on Monday that agriculture was the backbone of the economic sector of Pakistan and it could play a pivotal role in boosting the economy. Presiding over the Senate meeting of the University of Agriculture Peshawar at Governor’s House, Peshawar, the governor said that it was the responsibility of the Agriculture University and other relevant departments to introduce scientific advancements in agriculture sector.
Mere Gibberish is Not Good Enough for Improving Education
According to a press release issued by Hazara Democratic Party, scientific foundations have been declared vital for improvement of the education system. Mere gibberish is not good enough for betterment of education system.
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Convocation of Khuzdar University
3rd convocation of Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology will be held today. Governor Balochistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai will be the chief guest for convocation.
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Teachers of WWB Balochistan
Leaders of Jamiat Ulema e Islam, Mr. Khuzdar, stressed on the government to solve the issues of Workers’ Welfare Board schools and teachers. These schools are in poor condition and need attention of government.
No Academic, Administrative Activities at Model Colleges From Today
Paralysing academic and administrative activities, members of both teaching and non-teaching staff of Islamabad’s model colleges will go on strike for an indefinite period today (Tuesday) over the failure of the Capital Administration and Development Division and Federal Directorate of Education to resolve their issues despite repeated requests.
Parents Concerned About PTI Agitation on November 2
Parents of the students have vowed that if the government issues orders to close down schools on the occasion of November 2 ‘dharna’ then they would not accept it as no one has right to deprive their children of their education. “The political parties and government have no right to deprive our children of their education for their political purposes. If the government thinks that the upcoming protest would create law and order situation then it should take measures to avoid it,” said Naureen Riaz, a resident of Sector I-9.
AIOU Libraries Open for General Public
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU)will keep open it libraries at its 44 regional offices all over the country seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily for general public in order to promote book reading habit.
HEC Website Not User-Friendly, Has Several Flaws
The public does not appear satisfied on the latest version of the Higher Education Commission (HEC)'s official website which they found as not user-friendly. Not just this, the people say it is too much complicated and brimful with many flaws, Daily Times has learnt.
Provincial Curriculum Extols Dictatorship
Leaders who are praising the democratic rule are themselves unware of the fact that the provincial curriculums are in fact extolling dictatorship and they have declared democracy to be a dysfunctional and ineffective form of government.
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Drug Testing Schools
Member Punjab Assembly, Dr. Murad, submitted the resolution of drug testing in schools in Punjab Assembly. The purpose of this resolution is to make drug testing of school students compulsory because the trend of drugs among students is increasing.
Continuation of Education
A brilliant student of Phagwari (Murree) is facing the financial issues to continue the education. The political leadership promised to help that student but there is no practical help for her. There are many other students who need help to continue their education. Government must pay special attention towards this issue.
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Schools’ Privatization is not the Solution
Mian Muhammad Kamran Saif, Leader Pakistan Muslim League (Q), said that privatization of schools is not the solution to the issues in education sector. He spoke about the risk involved about the existing teachers’ jobs. Moreover he said that funds’ prioritization is the need of the hour and education sector must be priority by the government.
Teachers’ shortage in Govt. Degree College for Women Cantonment Board, Rawalpindi, has been reported. Cantonment Board is densely populated area and this is the only women college there. There are just 25 teachers for 1600 students that is a severe shortage of teachers.
Punjab Board Started Inquiry of Papers’ Rechecking Issue
Chairman Punjab Boards Committee of Chairmen (PBCC) asked all chairmen of Boards to report the issue regarding papers’ rechecking. Furthermore he ensured that the demands of 1st year students will be fulfilled.
Professional Degree Programs in Govt. Colleges
Government decided to start 2-year Professional Degree Program in government colleges. During first phase, government colleges in Lahore, Multan and Faisalabad started introducing this degree program. This initiative would be beneficial in developing employment skills among youth.
Grant for School Construction
Mumtaz, Muslim League (N), inaugurated a school opening ceremony in Ali Pur Chatha and said that Rs 25 lac has been released for the new building of the school and this school has been upgraded from primary to middle school.
PU Holds Int’l Linguistics Moot
The Institute of Languages (IoL) of the University of the Punjab has organised the 2nd International Conference of the Linguistic Association of Pakistan (ICLAP 2016) in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan here at the Al Raazi Hall. Meanwhile a seminar was also held on Alzheimer’s disease by Zoology Department of PU. Advance Studies and Research Board of PU also met yesterday and approved 11 PhD theses. Law College of PU has announced to post schedule of 3 years LLB program soon.
Election Process to be Made Part of Syllabus
In order to raise awareness of election process, highlight importance of voting and advocate the usefulness of democratic process; it has been decided that a chapter on election process shall be included in the curriculum from primary level.
Reward for Head Masters Showing Above 60% Result
Provincial govt. has decided to award 30 to 50 thousand rupees to head masters and class teachers who have shown above 60% results in the exams held by PEC and BISE, Rawalpindi.
Enrolment Targets: ‘Negligent’ Education Officers to Face The Music
The provincial education department has initiated action against 669 heads of schools and 25 assistant education officers in Faisalabad district over their failure to achieve enrolment targets in government-run schools in their respective jurisdictions.
Inadequate Resources: Students Protest Against Limited Seats at Medical Colleges
Dozens of students along with their parents on Monday protested against the provincial government demanding an increase in seats at public medical colleges. Students who had recently given the medical college entrance test (MCAT) exam said the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) had announced last year that seats would be increased in public medical colleges but only private medical colleges were given preferences.
PHEC to Bring Changes in Educational Culture
Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) is striving for bringing positive change in the educational culture of the institutions. Prof Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin Chairperson Punjab Higher Education Commission stated this during his visit to the Islamia University of Bahawalpur. Prof Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin along with Prof Dr Qaiser Mushtaq, Vice Chancellor, Islamia University Bahawalpur inaugurated department of management sciences and attended a ceremony to distribute certificates to Principals of various colleges for participating in a training course.
7th Inter School, College Games Next Month
The seventh edition of the inter school and college games will be held from November 1 to 5 at different venues. Addressing the press conference here on Monday, Punjab Olympic Association (PbOA) secretary Idris Haider Khawaja, along with Director General Sports Punjab Zulfiqar Ahmad Ghumman, Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) secretary M Khalid Mhamood and organising secretary Tania Malik, said altogether 235 school and colleges would field their teams in the games which were incepted in 2008 to identify new talent at grass-root level.
Arid University Holds Orientation for New Students
An orientation ceremony for the newly admitted students of Agriculture Faculty was held at the Pir Mehr Ali Shah, Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) Research Farm Koont, here on Monday.
Entry Test of DUET
Daud University of Engineering and Technology conducted its entry test for the session 2016-17 yesterday in four cities simultaneously which included Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur and Rawalpindi. Nearly 4,000 took the test for 9 different departments of DUET.
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Knowledge is a Weapon, says Dr. Siddiqui Kalhoro
A five days long workshop on ‘Teaching Skills in Chemistry/Chemical Sciences’ began yesterday in High Tech Laboratory. At its inaugural session, VC of University of Sindh Jamshoro, Dr. Siddiqui Kalhoro said, ‘Knowledge is a weapon, which only teachers know how to use’.
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Jamaat Against Dance in Educational Institutions
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi Chief Engr Haifz Naeem-ur-Rahman has said that dance and music in educational institutions are violation of Islamic teachings as well as the constitution of Pakistan.
Bibi Asifa Degree College Turns Into Car Parking Lot
Bibi Asifa Government Girls Degree Science College has turned into a Car Parking Area due to negligence of administration of concerned authority, 'College Education Department. Located in Muzzafarabad Colony Landhi Town the college was constructed with the estimated cost of Rs 156 million and was inaugurated by then Senior Minister for Education and Literacy Nisar Ahmad Khoro on 17th May 2015.
Pre-Entry Test in UoS
Pre-entry test for admissions in Masters and MS/MPhil programmes of University of Sindh, Jamshoro shall be held on 29th October 2016 in the varsity’s campus. VC chaired a special meeting to review the arrangements for test yesterday.
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Students Stage Protest Demo
Boycotting classes, students of the Bibi Aseefa Dental College (BADC) locked the main gate of the college, and held protest demonstration in front of it here on Monday morning. They protested against the non-recognition of their college by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). They chanted slogans against the college administration as well as other authorities. On the other hand, PMDC clearly stated that the registration of 450 students of the Bibi Aseefa Dental College and the Mahar Medical College would not be made.
Extension in Deadline for Submission of Enrolment Form
Controller of Board of Higher Secondary Education Karachi has announced the extension in deadline for submission of enrolment forms of colleges and higher secondary school students. The date has been extended from 25th October to 31st October 2016.
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Important Posts Vacant in Universities and Boards
Department of Universities and Educational Boards working in the Chief Minister Secretariat has become dysfunctional. Resultantly, important appointments on the seats in universities and boards have not been made.
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Importance of Education By Dr. Vaqar Yousuf
In Pakistan, low literacy rate is not the only issue, below standard education quality is another important issue. Enrolled students are not getting a good quality education that could benefit them in daily life. Government is providing infrastructure for education but special attention and measurements are required to improve quality if education in Pakistan.
Higher Educational Institutes and their Issues By Naeem Masood
Some Vice Chancellors of universities make bureaucracy responsible for the problems and issues in their universities rather accepting their own mistakes and then correction. Nepotism in staff hiring and lack of research in higher educational institutions are some of the issues that are being discussed, these days. They are taking it as business and don’t pay attention to the issues of universities.
Letters to the Editor
Education is the Key to Success
Education and knowledge play a key role in accelerating the growth of a nation and in its economy. However, in most developing nations like Pakistan the literacy rate, an important measure of education, is quite low. In the latest economic survey of Pakistan, the literacy rate of Punjab — 61 percent, Sindh — 56 percent, KPK — 53 percent, Balochistan — 43 percent, making overall domain 58 percent and due to which Pakistan stands 160th among other countries by U.N in the report of 2010.
Discriminatory Education System
No one can deny that education has a critical role in civilizing a nation. Unfortunately our education system is not only unable to meet present day needs but it poses grave discriminations and heterogeneity.
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Charsadda private schools rejected assessment of fifth grad
Charsadda: Private schools in Charsadda have rejected assessments for 5th grade. The President Private Schools Association, Secretary General and others said that they reject this assessment and Peshawar Board officers need to rethink this decision.
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Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page 2
Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page 2
Students forced to take classes in the open 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 have no carpets to sit on the ground inside. The students of the school and their parents are also worried about the health of students because students have contracted allergies because of the dust.
Complete story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page 3
PEN decides to hold protest against grade fifth assessment examination
Swabi: PEN decides to hold a protest against class fifth assessment examination of the Peshawar Board. PEN president Saleeem Khan shared these views after the Executive Body meeting briefing. He said all private schools are united against this decision. He said they will begin their protest from the Malakand Division. He said if the government not entertain their demands, they will close 30,000 private schools in protest.
Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page 2
Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page 3
Government Post Graduate College Bannu students hold protest demonstration
Bannu: Pakhtun Students Federation, Government Post Graduate College Bannu, held a protest demonstration and closed the main gate of the college, preventing students and teachers from entering the college. The protestors demanded bachelor and masters classes to be reinstated, and for scholarships and admissions to be provided.
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Naal High school is deprived of science teacher: Mir Ghulam Qadir Chanal
Naal: BNP Awami leader Mr. Mir Ghulam Qadir Chanal along with others said in a statement that the government is reluctant to appoint a science teacher in Naal High school because children from poor families are studying there. He demanded the appointment of a science teacher as soon as possible.
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Bureaucracy is a hindrance to Educational development: Mir Abdul Qadir Mengal
District Khuzdar: PMLN district leader Mr. Mir Abdul Qadir along with others said in joint statement that Government is claiming educational development in Balochistan, while in reality the bureaucracy is a hindrance in the developmental path. Khuzdar Model Boys High school has been without a principal for several years, while a junior officer was appointed there. They demanded from CM Balochistan and the education department to take legal action for appointment of an education expert as principal.
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Educational development is limitted to claims: Haji Nasar-ul-Din kakar
District Quetta: Member of Ulma-e-Islam provincial consultative council Mr. Haji Nasar-ul-Din kakar along with others said that rulers have damaged the education system in Balochistan with hollow slogans instead of practical work. He said Balochistan cannot develop without proper education.
Complete story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page 2
Government Degree College has been destroyed due to corruption: BSO
District Quetta: BSO party officials said in a joint statement that a conspiracy has destroyed education in Degree College Quetta. Baloch students have been diverted from education to other problems. Expensive fees, strict rules for admissions & hostel accomodations are excuses to keep Balochistan away from education. Degree College Quetta principal is charging extra fees; BSO demanded to eradicate corruption & corrupt officials from the educational institutions of Balochistan.
Complete story: Daily Mashriq Quetta, Page 3
Teachers’ negligence in duty will not be tolerated: Abdullah Khan
District Quetta: The Secretary Colleges Higher and Technical Education Mr. Abdullah Jan along with other officials visited different schools and monitored the performance of teachers and construction work. He said teachers’ negligence in duty will not be tolerated at any cost. Teachers should focus all attention on students, and absent teachers will face departmental action.
Complete story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page 6
DCO directs Education Department to ensure daily basis visits in Schools
District Multan: The District Coordination Officer Multan Mr. Nadir Cattha, while addressing a meeting of District Coordination Committee for Education at the DCO office, stated that Punjab Government has taken emergency steps for the promotion of quality education. In his regard, no negligence will be tolerated. In addition, he instructed to conduct daily monitoring visits to schools.
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Lack of basic facilities in Boys Degree Collage
District Bahawalpur: The Students of Government Boys Degree College Khairpur Tamiwali shared with the media about the lack of basic facilities and mismanagement of college, cleanliness, safe water, grounds electricity unavailability of shed. On the other hand, the Principal said that all facilities will be provided soon.
Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page 7
EDO-Education takes action against Teacher
District Rahim Yar Khan: Qadir Ahmed, a Teacher at Government Elementary School Chak No.111/P, ordered a Class IV Student named Syed Tahir Muhammad to carry out a task, during which he was burned and has to be admitted to Sheikh Zayed Hospital for first aid. The student’s father demanded justice from the authorities. EDO Education took action and terminated the responsible teacher.
Complete story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page 3
Headmaster Association threaten to lock Schools
District Bahawalpur: The Head Teachers Association called an emergency meeting and threatened to boycott academic activities by locking up Tehsil Schools if Head Teacher of Government High School No.2 Mr. Taj Muhammad‘s transfer letter is not withdrawn from the Education Department by 30th October.
Complete story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page 2
EDO Imposes ban on Teachers leave
District Vehari: The executive District Officer (EDO) Education Mr. Shoukat Ali Tahir has imposed a ban on granting of leave to teachers due to poor performance in education, and instructed them not to be absent without his confirmation. Teachers’ Union protested on this instruction.
Complete story: Daily Ausaf, Rahim Yar Khan, Page 8
NCHD Teachers protest for regularization
Hyderabad: The Teachers of the National Commission for Human Development carried out protests in different cities for their case of regularization.
Primary School building crumbling
District Ghotki: The building of Government Primary School Allah Bux Chachar has reached a crumbling condition, due to a lack of repair for years. There is also a lack of basic facilities.
Eighty Percent Schools out of 2000 are without basic facilities in District Dadu
District Dadu: Around eight percent Government Schools, out of 2000, are facing acute shortage of basic facilities in District Dadu. Most of the School buildings are in a dilapidated condition, causing difficulties for hundreds of students.
Villagers protest against closure of Primary Schools
District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of Ripri held a protest strike against the closure of Primary School Qaisar Khan Jagirani, Ganhwar Panhwar, Primary School Umar Panhwar and Primary School Haji Abro, declaring that schools had been dysfunctional for the past six months.
Protest for restoration of closed School
District Qamber Shahdadkot: The residents of village Sultan Jatoi protested for the restoration of a Primary School which has been dysfunctional for the past six years, stating that more than seventy students are forced to work in fields.
Hundred Schools dysfunctional in District Badin
More than 100 government schools have been exposed to be dysfunctional in District Badin due to the carelessness of concerned authorities of education department. Most of the school buildings are in a dilapidated state, and are under the control of a local influential.
Primary School dysfunctional since years
District Jacobabad: The Government main Boys Primary School Shahnawaz Khoso has been dysfunctional for the past four years, putting students’ futures at stake. Higher authorities have been contacted many times, but no response has been issued.
Primary School lacking basic facilities
District Umarkot: The Government Primary School Khuda Bux Chachar is facing a shortage of basic facilities such as drinking water and furniture.
High School Wanki Wasi facing shortage of basic facilities
Hyderabad: A Social Organization, Pirh Development, held an emergency meeting at Village Allah Rakhio Solangi focusing on the issues of Government High School Wanki Wasi, discussing that SNE of the School was not approved. Its compound wall has been completely damaged, and more than a thousand students have to face difficulties due to a shortage of basic facilities.
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Protest strike against shortage of facilities in School
District Mirpurkhas: The residents of Union Council Hadi Bux Dhonkaai started protesting against a shortage of basic facilities in Government Primary School Abdul Aziz.
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