28 schools rebuilt under RAHA programme in Dir
A total of 28 damaged schools and three hospitals have been reconstructed in the district under the Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) programme of the government.
Govt urged to waive Chitral students fees
Urging the government to waive off students fees, former member national assembly and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) leader Maulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali Saturday asked the government to ensure provision of the pledged money to the flood affected people of the district before winter.
Ghost school’ teacher, two officials arrested in DI Khan
Officials of the Anti-Corruption Department on Tuesday raided a ‘ghost school’ and arrested the teacher and two officials of the Education Department. The officials raided the Government Girls Primary School Zelli Hasnain. During the raid, the officials discovered that the school building had been converted into a residential quarter by a tribal family.
Christian girl’s wish to pursue studies granted
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan here Tuesday handed over admission documents to a Christian girl from Landikotal in Khyber Agency who had secured position in the FSc examination in her school and was keen to pursue higher education.
703 unregistered tribal seminaries to be blacklisted
It seems the government has finally decided that unregistered seminaries and mosque schools will not be tolerated anymore. As many as 703 such institutions located in the tribal heartland and frontier regions will soon be blacklisted,
UET faculty members undergo training
Around 30 faculty members of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Peshawar, completed five-day training on Active Citizens Programme conducted by the British Council.
CM orders shifting of commercial entities from University Town
Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has ordered shifting of commercial entities, offices and educational institutions from the University Town, Peshawar without inflicting any harm on students and educational institutions.
FWBL booth opens at Government Degree College in Quetta
First Women Bank Ltd booth at Government Girls Degree College, Gulistan Road Quetta Cantt has inaugurated by the wife of Lieutenant General Nasir Khan Janjua Corps Commander Southern Command Quetta, on Tuesday. . She also informed the audience that it was a very good opportunity to serve the needs of 5,000 students and approximately 400 employees at their doorstep which was one of FWBL's key objectives.
Complete Story: http://www.brecorder.com/money-a-banking/198/1220741/
A special inspection team from Balochistan Education Department has started inspecting public schools. They are inspecting budget spending, furniture, and other school facilities.
Non-functional Chakar Rand University
The head of Rand tribe has complained against the non-functional Rand University in Sibi. According to Yaar Muhamma Rand, work on this university had begun at the same time as two others in Khyber Pakhtunkwa and the Pakhtun University is up and running, the one in Balochistan is not.
Fata students protest arrest of colleagues
The students belonging to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) Tuesday staged a protest against the alleged arbitrary arrests of fellow students and demanded their immediate release. They alleged that the law enforcers had arrested Quresh Afridi, a grad 9 student and resident of Khyber Agency, from Landi Arbab Road in Peshawar some two weeks ago.
USAID introduces phonetics for Urdu alphabets in school curriculum
Public schools are adopting international teaching standards with the help of public-private partnership. One such collaboration resulted in the introduction of phonetics for Urdu alphabets in the curriculum of 57 schools of Tarnol under USAID’s Pakistan Reading Project (PRP). he project is aimed at inculcating and encouraging reading habit among the students and plans to train 30,000 teachers of public schools around the country while reaching 1.3 million children in five-year term.
Convent Islamabad Aiming To Protect Rape Culprits
The executive board of missionary school located in F-8/4 Islamabad has claimed to have dismissed employee Waheed Masih, who confessed his alleged involvement in sexual assault but is trying to protect another culprit, the executive board member of school.
Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=271505
Security concerns in private schools Bhara Kahu
Private schools in Bhara Kahu started to utilize the services of unarmed guards that are unsatisfactory in context of security concerns these days. Some schools started to raise the students’ fee by adding security charges.
Promotion of elementary school teachers
The Secretary Capital Administration and Development Division, Khalid Hanif, ordered to arrange a meeting for the promotion of 120 female Elementary School teachers.
Teachers training academy
The CDA training academy has expanded their services by starting teachers training courses and classes there. CDA has launched these classes on Tuesday.
FDE chief briefly detained at IHC
Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) Shahnaz A. Riaz was briefl y detained at the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday and also issued a contempt notice by the court.
AIOU plans to publish eight research journals
As part of its effort to bring about qualitative improvement in its overall academic pursuits, Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) aims at publishing eight research journals by the end of this year, said AIOU Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Shahid Siddiqui addressing the prize distribution ceremony held at Gordon College, the VC said that four journals have already been published while the rest new journals are in process.
Synergy: Academia, defence industry to collaborate
A meeting of the Ministry of Defense Production and COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) on Tuesday deliberated on bringing together academic and industrial experts in different fields relevant to defense production.
Making Clear : ‘NTS tests not mandatory for admission’
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Tuesday clarified that universities were under no obligation to hold the graduate assessment test (GAT) through the National Testing Service (NTS). An HEC official said universities had been directed to conduct their own tests for admission into BS, MS, MPhil and PhD programmes. The clarification came after students of various universities protested against what they said was HEC’s requirement for candidates to pass tests conducted by the NTS, which is a private entity.
UK quadruples number of Chevening scholars from Pakistan
The UK has quadrupled the number of Chevening scholars from Pakistan, British High Commissioner Philip Barton, CMG OBE, announced here on Monday at a reception ahead of their departure to prestigious UK universities. The number of Chevening scholars being sent from Pakistan to the UK has increased by over 400% from 17 in 2014 to 73 scholars this year.
Send-off ceremony held for HEC scholars going to France
A send-off ceremony for HEC scholars to pursue master's and PhD studies in France was held at Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Tuesday. As many as 92 scholars have been selected from across Pakistan in different disciplines to pursue MS and PhD studies in French universities, under 'Overseas Scholarship for MS-MPhil leading to PhD in Selected Fields, Phase-II'.
45,000 out-of-school children to be enrolled by Oct 31
Up to 45,000 children aged 4-9 years are still out of school in Lahore and the education department is trying to enroll them and sustain their retention in classrooms.
Enrolment of kiln workers` children in schools begins
A campaign for enrollment of the children of brick kiln workers into nearby schools was inaugurated by Punjab Labour and Human Resource Minister Raja Ashfaq Sarwar in Nankana Sahib on Tuesday.
Enrolment at H Khanwala schools’ drops by 30pc
The number of students of the public and private schools of Hussain Khanwala, Kasur has declined by about 30 percent due to the child sex scandal that was brought to light by the media and condemned both at national and international levels.
PU’s BA, BSc results tomorrow
The Punjab University is going to announce the results of BA, BSc Annual Examinations 2015 on Thursday (August 27). The ceremony for distribution of prizes and medals to high-achievers will take place on the university's main campus in Lahore next morning (August 28).
Students of District school visit United States of America
Students from district schools visited Hiram College in the United States of America for the Watershed program, they also toured different universities and research centers.
Expulsion of students from schools
Some school Head Masters have started to scrutinize 9th class students based on HSSC results and will be dismissing poor performing students from school. The parents are not happy on this decision. The Education District Officer (EDO) Lahore decided to take action against these head masters.
Low wage for primary school teachers
The Punjab Schools Education Department decided to hire teachers on Rs 7000 monthly pay to meet the teachers’ increasing demand in schools but such a low pay has been deemed as exploitation by the affected parties.
School inspection by Deputy DEO
The Deputy District Education Officer started school inspection with his inspection team in different schools of Muridke Tehsil, Punjab. He announced punishment for the latecomers and absent teachers as well as students.
Workshop held at Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan
A workshop was held at the institute of food and science nutrition in the Bahuddin Zakariya University Multan. Director of institute of food and nutrition Professor Saeed Akhtar said that this institute works hard on research in south Punjab areas.
Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-08-26/page-2
Department of Punjabi and Siraiki end at Emerson College
After the department of Punjabi and Siraiki were removed at the Government Emerson College, Multan, teachers and students protested and demanded restoration of these departments.
Complete story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-08-26/page-3
Tainted headmaster unwelcoming to Principal Aitchison College
Uncertainty prevails among staff and students of Aitchison College who are concerned about the office of Principal. Dr Agha Gahazanfar, who was restored as the Principal by the Lahore High Court last week, will return from UK tomorrow. He will retake the office on Friday.
Arid varsity students display skills
University Institute of Information Technology (UIIT) of Pir Mehr Ali ShahArid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) organized its 8th annual Open House on Tuesday.
Centre of excellence
Post Graduate Medical Institute Principal Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood has said Ameer-ud-Din Medical College will be converted into a state of the art institute of medical education having shifted its campus to Lahore General Hospital.
Daycare centre opens at FCCU
Punjab Minister for Women Development Hameeda Waheed-ud-Din unveiled a plaque marking the inauguration of Day Care Centre, a project funded by the Punjab government’s Women Development Programm Fund (WDPF), at Forman Christian College (FCC) on Tuesday.
Syed Abdullah Jelani, a student of the Bai Virbaiji Soparivala (BVS) Parsi High School, secured two A*, five As, and one B in the CIE O’ Levels annual examinations 2015.
Moot focusing on education of deaf held in Karachi
A conference focusing on the education for deaf children was organized at a local hotel on Tuesday. The moot titled “Deaf Reach Schools and the Pakistan Sign Language Resources” was held under the auspices of Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF) in collaboration with ILM IDEAS.
Quality of sport activities dismal in private schools of Sukkur
Despite charging heavy fee from parents, many private schools in Sukkur have failed to provide quality sports and extra-curricular activities for healthy physical and mentally strong students.
Action ordered against 49 madressahs with `terrorist links`
In a report the government released in April, the number of madressahs in Sindh was said tobe around 4,000, while in the latest report, the home department says 9,590 madressahs are functioning in the province 6,503 registered and 3,087 unregistered. The report said 517,695 students were enrolled in all the seminaries.
LUH MS gets pre-arrest bail in graft case
A division bench of the Sindh High Court Hyderabad circuit on Tuesday granted pre-arrest bail to Liaquat University Hospital Me dical Superintendent Dr Khalid Qureshi in a sum of Rs500,000, restraining the respondents anti-corruption establishment (ACE) and health secretary from taking any coercive action against him.
School bus operator moves SHC over CNG kit orders
Petitioner Karim, a school van operator submitted that the DIG Traffic issued a notice on August 8 directing all school transporters to remove CNG kits from their vehicles and paint the vans blue by September 4 and run the vehicles on petrol or diesel. He submitted that removal of CNG kits from school buses and vans was unjustified and as no gas cylinder explosions had occurred in school transport vans.
Habib University welcomes fall semester students
Habib University held an inauguration ceremony to welcome its second batch of students for the fall semester, commencing from September 2015. This will be followed by pre-planned orientation activities in the week that follows.
KU introduces charged parking system
The Karachi University introduced the charged parking facility outside its campus on Tuesday under which Rs10 will be collected from every motorcyclist while drivers of four-wheelers will pay Rs20 for leaving their rides outside the Silver Jubilee gate.
Interviews conducted for VC post at Dow University
From twelve candidates, three had been shortlisted for interviews by the selection committee. The names of those three have been forwarded to the Chief Minister of Sindh. The names shortlisted are of: Dr Noushad Sheikh, Dr Umer Farooq and Professor Saeed Qureshi.
SALU as a model university
Chief minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that educational institutions are a gift for people while addressing the inauguration of date palm research institute faculty of Management Sciences and university housing society and the Shah Abdul Latif University.
Inter exam results announced
Chairman Board of intermediate and secondary education Karachi, Muhammad Imran Chishti, has said that the results for pre-engineering and science groups Inter exams have been rechecked and are ready to be collected. Students may collect their mark sheets from the board office.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-08-26/page-2
KU still investigating `security breach` by Ayyan, her guards
The Karachi University administration has yet to fix responsibility for security breach by supermodel Ayyan Ali, who last week entered the varsity with her five armed guards and a manager and stayed on the campus for almost half an hour, it emerged on Tuesday.
Even the best of our education is not good enough by Faisal N Syed
For any society or country to be called a developed nation has one and just one condition to meet at most, and that is the provision of quality education to its masses. But to speak the truth, we still have educational institutes ranked among the world’s top institutes. Institutes like LUMS ranked as the best business school in Pakistan and among the top most of South Asia. Punjab University, ranked as the top most university of Pakistan. Microsoft’s 13% graduates belong to FAST University.
Education, extremism and the elite by Imtiaz Gul
What role are many private educational institutions playing in promoting extremist tendencies among young academics? Exploitation of the educated youth — both as teachers and students — is prevalent even in Islamabad, the capital, but this curse is omnipresent in its most oppressive forms in under-developed regions and those where the ruling elite control education boards or sit in parliaments.
For a knowledge economy by Dr Atta-ur-Rahman
The Planning Division should support the Higher Education Commission to undertake the following steps to uplift universities so that they can help Pakistan transition to a strong knowledge economy: Send at least 2,000 of our brightest students for PhD to top universities of the world each year so that university faculty can be strengthened. Restore the $100,000 research grant programme for each returning student for which they could apply a year before their return. This programme was operative in 2006-2008 but was abandoned later.
Saad Aziz: The story of an educated terrorist by Faiza Latif
Education is not all about collecting a degree from a prestigious institute. Instead, it steers your mind and create the ability to differentiate between right and wrong. There is a famous saying: “Learning starts from the womb of the mother”. All these learning and degrees have no importance when you interact with such an influential personality who has a strong ability to control your brain by washing it.
We need more Malalas by Ali Ahmed
Malalahas has become a name brand for the movement in education sector; she is a campaign against terrorism and extremism. She raised her voice for the education provision especially for female education in underprivileged areas. Malala is working not just for Swat, but for the nation. We need more Malalas to run this campaign.
Letters to the Editor
The education system of Punjab is much better than Balochistan. I, a Baloch, appeared for my FSc (pre-engineering) two months back from Multan and I am awaiting my results.
Inequality in the education budget retreating girls in education
Mardan: The Provincial Program manager of non-governmental organization “The Centre for Governance and Public Accountability (CGPA)” said in a seminar of the District Education Budget with the cooperation of Alif Ailaan that girls were receding in the education because of inequality in the education budget.
Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No.2
Ban on students unions is not right: Haroon Luqman
Peshawar: The Chairman of FATA Students’ Federation stated in a meeting regarding a ban on students federation is not right as it is suppressing student’s rights.
Complete Story: Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No.3
Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.2
Demand to provide details on funds issued to educational institutes
Peshawar: The General Secretary of Teachers Organization Pakistan Khair-ulllah demanded educational institutes to provide details on funds issued to them so that it could be estimated how much of the fund is issued to institutes.
Complete Story: http://naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx
Struggling for development of education: Imtiaz Shahid Qureshi
Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa law minister Mr. Imtiaz Shahid Qureshi said in a seminar that PTI mixed government is taking several steps to follow the vision of Imran Khan under the management of Mr. Pervaiz Khattak for the development of education.
Principals appointed in 56 Schools
Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has announced to appoint principals on vacancies in 56 high and higher secondary schools. After this announcement different Grade 18 Principals are being appointed in different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Crackdown against ghost schools in Dera; two female officers and a teacher arrested
Dera Ismail Khan: Anti-corruption Dera has arrested and filed a case against two Grade 17 officers and teachers during the crackdown against ghost schools.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.3
Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.8
Present government focusing on education: Achakzai
District Quetta: The Governor of Balochistan Mr. Muhammad Khan Achakzai while speaking at convocation ceremony at Law College said that the youth is full of talent; he advised students that they should help the poor and ensure the supremacy of law. He further said that education should be fully utilized in practical life.
Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page3/
MPA Nauskqi ignored eligible candidates for scholarships: Haider Sumalani
District Naushqi: A well-known socio-political figure in Naushqi, Mr. Haider Sumalani, has said that MPA has ignored eligible candidates for scholarships which show a violation of merit and basic rights.
Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/page3/
Governor should approve Chakar Khan University plan soon: Sardar Rind
District Quetta: Rind tribe Chief, Sardar Chakar Khan Rind, said educational activities have not started in Chakar Khan University which is a big loss of people and enmity with Baloch nation. He said delay in educational session is the loss of a year for the students.
Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/backpage/
Inspections teams started visiting government schools
District Quetta: 11 teams have been formed to evaluate and audit the performance, furniture and educational budget of government schools, teams have started inspecting schools and a report will be finally presented to Secretary Education.
Complete Story: http://www.dailybaakhabar.com/category/backpage/
DEO Gwadar directs teachers to focus on children education
District Gwadar: Teachers should focus on children education, and teachers who showed negligence in their duty will be treated according to law said by DEO Gwadar.
NTS pass teachers should be appointed in their UCs: Amin Doda
Social activist and advocate of Lasbela, Mr. Amin Doda, has said that 4500 NTS pass teachers should be appointed soon in their respective UCs to suffice the gap of teachers.
Demand to appoint trained teachers to teach primary students
District Lasbela: Trained teachers should be appointed to teach primary students as it is happening all over the world said Shahnawaz, founder of Tehreek Anjuman-e-Itehad Ghariban.
Education is guarantees a better future: Abdul Wahid Shakir
District Naseerabad: The District Education officer Mr. Abdul Wahid Shakir said that education guarantees a better future; parents and community should play a role for the betterment of education.
DEO Chalton town visits different schools
District Quetta: District Education Officer Chalton town visited different schools and asked questions from students, he was especially displeased with the absence of students from class four.
Joint efforts can resolve educational problems
Islamabad: At the inauguration ceremony of 15 days’ workshop Mr. Sardar Raza Barech said that mutual efforts can resolve educational problems in Balochistan. He said they have to learn from each others’ experiences and expertise.
Billiard club in front of Boys High School
District Rahim Yar Khan: A billiard club has been established in front of the Government Boys High School Bagho Bahar. Students spend the whole day in the Billiard Club and spend all their pocket money in the said club.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.2
Punjab Government decides to upgrade scales of Primary and Middle School Teachers
District Rawalpindi: The Punjab Ministry of Education has decided to upgrade the scales of the Primary and Middle school Teachers. The Primary School Teachers will be given grade 14 and the Middle Teachers will be upgraded in Grade 16.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.3
Degrees of 400 educators verified; salaries to be released
District Rahim Yar Khan: The Degrees of 400 educators have been verified and orders have been issued to release their salaries.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.9
Private Academy Manager sells student records for millions
District Multan: The Manager of a private academy named Campus Academy sold out the records of 10,000 students from Multan and Peshawar. There is a danger that the records of male and female students could be misused.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-08-23/page-8
Primary and Middle Examinations to be held by Punjab Examination Commission
District Muzaffargarh: The Punjab Schools Department has decided to hold Primary and Middle Examinations under the supervision of Punjab Examination Commission (PEC).
Complete Story: Daily Ausaaf, Multan, Page No.1
Biometric verification deadline up till 18th November
District Sukkur: The Director Education Primary has directed primary, secondary and elementary officers to finish biometric verification of teachers up till 18th November.
Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No. 11
Two girls schools of Tando Muhammad Khan closed for last six years
District Tando Mumhammad Khan: The Government Primary and Middle School Village Bhai Khan Talpur have been closed for the past six years due to carelessness of education higher authorities.
Appointment of DEO on vacant post in Sanghar
District Sanghar: The seat of deputy Education officer was vacant since a year, but that post has been filled with the appointment of Mr. Saleem Akhtar Qaureshi.
School plot grabbed; citizens protested
District Dadu: The citizens of Bhan Saeedabad protested against the call of the school action committee on grabbing a school plot.
Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.3
Seven teachers suspended on misconduct
District Khairpur Mirs: Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pchuho has suspended seven teachers of Government High School Sinithris on their misconduct with girl students in the school. Mr. Zaib Ul Nisa, Director Sukkur, has been given the task to investigate the matter.
1406 teachers from Jacobabad demanded in Larkana for biometric verification
District Jacobabad: DEO Secondary has directed 1406 teachers of Jacobabad to report to the biometric office for their verification. On the other hand President MATAS Mr. Haq Nawaz Noonari has said that a separate biometric system should be installed in Jacobabad for teachers.
Save education committee protested against closure of schools in Larkana
District Larkana: The save education committee protested against closure of hundreds of schools in different areas of Larkana. They declared that 900 schools running under the Sindh education foundation were closed down.
Teachers continued protests in different cities for their demands
Karachi/ Hyderabad/Sukkur region: Thousands of teachers from Larkana, Shikarpur, Qamber, Nasirbad, Shahdadkot, Thano Bula Khan and others continued their protested in different cities for their demands. They demanded for sixteen scale, time scale, and conveyance allowance and teachers quotas.
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Daily Kawish, Karachi, Page No.2
Hyderabad biometric system out of order; teachers worried
Hyderabad: The biometric system for the verification of teachers in Hyderabad is out of order and hundreds of teachers are worried about their verification.
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School building construction work was not complete since the last 12 years
District Ghotki: The construction work of Government Higher Secondary school Hayat Pitafi has not been completed since the last twelve years. The contractor has disappeared, leaving the school building incomplete.
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P.T.Alif delegation met secretary education
Hyderabad: The P.T.Alif members from Hyderabad Ms. Suriya Jatoi, General Secretary Asad Memon and others met secretary education to discuss the matter of up gradation of teachers in 16 scale and other demands. The secretary education Mr.Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho ensured the delegation that all issues would be resolved including 16 scale.
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Girls Primary School Ghous Bux Gahu closed
District Khairpur Mirs: The Government Girls School village Ghous Bux Gahu near Kot Diji has been closed due to carelessness of the education department.
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110 Schools of Pithoro closed; 42 turned to cattle farms
District Umerkot: More than 110 schools out of 342 in Union Council Pithoro, Shadi Pali and Shah Marda have been closed due to carelessness of the education department. 322 teachers have been appointed for teaching 9000 students, but they all are getting salaries in their homes and are not willing to attend schools.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-08-26/news/page3/1%20(1).htm
30 schools closed in Chino; buildings used as sitting places
District Dadu: Carelessness of education department has left 30 schools closed in Chino. Most school buildings are used as sitting places and for keeping field material.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-08-26/news/page3/1%20(2).htm
More than 50 schools in District Khairpur turned to cattle farms
According to the report it has been identified that more than 50 schools in Taluka Faiz Ganj have been turned to cattle farms by the local influential; schools have been closed for years.
Steps have been taken for equal educational opportunities: DC Sanghar
District Sanghar: The Deputy Commissioner Sanghar Mr. Farooq said in his meeting with officer of education works and NCHD officers that steps are being taken for equal opportunities in educational institutes.