Funds released for facilities in Karak schools
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has released Rs180 million for providing missing facilities to primary schools for boys in the district.
Pak scientists visit Belarus
A two-member delegation of scientists has returned home after a visit to Belarus during which memorandums of understanding (MoUs) were signed for exchange of scholars and students and for finding common ground for promotion of higher education.
Directors appointed to four teaching hospitals
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department has appointed directors to the four teaching hospitals of the province for an interim period.
Kohat varsity continues to function without permanent VC
Due to unnecessary delay in convening of the senate meeting for the appointment of a full-time vice-chancellor of Kohat University of Science and Technology (Kust) and raise in salaries, the class-IV employees are on indefinite strike since last month, which has been af fecting administrative work in the university.
Recruitments of professors at colleges
Through provincial service commission, higher education department is recruiting 26 professors in colleges at grade 18. The posts are vacant at Hawelian and Abbottabad regions.
Re-Examination of policy for grade 12 and grade 14 posts
Provincial government is re-examining their policy to recruited Grade 12 and Grade 14 posts for primary schools in province. According to Director Education, government allowed grade 15 posts for male and female primary schools.
AJK government making strong grip over private institutions
Government of AJK decided to make their grip strong over private educational institutions. Private schools not fulfilling the criteria and not acting according to law will get unregistered.
HEC launches degree attestation service in Quetta
The Pakistan Higher Education Commission (HEC) has launched the process of degree attestation at its regional centre in Quetta on March 24 2015.
Enrollment campaign by BSO and NP
Balochistan Student Organization and National Party are continuing with enrollment campaign in the region. They are providing awareness to parent for enrolling their five years and above aged children to schools.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-26-2015/quetta/page2.asp
Outcomes of enrollment campaign
Pashtunkhwa student organization said that due to enrollment campaign the strength of schools and literacy improved in the region. It is a positive sign toward development.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-26-2015/quetta/page2.asp
Seminar and walk for education
MPA Shama Is’haac attended a walk and seminar by education department on education and said that government is working seriously on education. Nearly due to amendments in education will bring positive signs in the region.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-26-2015/quetta/page3.asp
Planning to stop cheating in inter exams
To wipeout, the cheating from intermediate exams at Balochistan region, department decided those secretaries, commissioners, DCs, and director schools will monitor the activities at examination centers.
1.2 million children are out of schools
District Chairman Quetta said that almost 1.2 million children do not go to school. It is an important point of concern.
Solving issues of schools
Government Mines Labor Welfare Teachers Association said that government should provide basic educational facilities including furniture to schools of Mines Labors. They said that government should open the closed schools.
UNICEF rally on enrolment
Shaur e Pakistan and UNICEF conducted a rally from Government Model High School, Chamman. They said that almost 23435 children from Qila Abdullah are out of school. They talked to parent to enroll their children aging from 5 years and above.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-26-2015/quetta/page7.asp
Alif Ailaan brings politicians together for storytelling workshop
MNAs from across the country participated in a lively storytelling workshop. The event was part of education campaign Alif Ailaan’s leading through teaching project, designed to prepare politicians to visit government schools in their constituencies and interact with students and teachers through storytelling.
PIMS’s trash is a primary school’s pandemic
PIMS hospital waste is being duped in front of a primary school, and the burn centre, every day, and putting children at risk for numerous diseases, however, hospital management and CDA have been unwilling to fix the problem
Medal of Bravery to Malala
President of Pakistan awarded medal of Bravery to Malala for her services for education of children. In this regard, Pakistani high commission gave award to Malala in ceremony of Pakistan Day at London.
Advisory meeting on Education Policy 2009
A meeting held in chair of Federal Minister for Education, Balig ur Rehman, to re-examine the education policy 2009. All units of education attended the meeting. They also reviewed the 82 subject curriculums.
A book festival was held on Wednesday at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) to strengthen library network and develop ‘Friendship with books culture’.
Sports Gala held at PMAS-AAUR
A colorful girls’ sports gala held at Pir Mehr Ali Shah-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) here on Wednesday with an aim to provide female students an opportunity to explore their talent in a practical way.
FDE announces sports week on same dates as board exams
In an abrupt move, Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has announced the decision to cut spring break short to hold the annual sports week in educational institutions.
Dimensions of Urdu poetry discussed
In connection with World Poetry Day, Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) in collaboration with Sabaat Foundation arranged a seminar to discuss present, past and future of Urdu poetry.
Writers and intellectuals at an event were of the consensus view that peace among nations in the world and in South Asia, in particular, can be achieved through negotiations and not warfare. They asked writers and poets to play their due role in promoting peace and harmony in society.
President Mamnoon Hussain has said poets and writers can play a great role in promotion of ethical and social values.
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Rashad Mahmood conferred civil awards upon the eminent scientists and engineers working in Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), Khan Research Laboratory (KRL), National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM), Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) and Strategic Plans Division (SPD) for their meritorious services at the investiture ceremony held at JSHQ on Wednesday.
‘School enrolment of every child to be ensured by 2018’
Provinvcial Minister for Law, Excise & Taxation and Finance Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said the private educational institutions are playing a pivotal role in providing quality education and the government highly appreciates the services of private sector for the enhancement of literacy rate. He said the Punjab School Reforms Roadmap was yielding positive results for the uplift of education sector and enrolment of every child of the province would be ensured by the end of 2018.
Text books to be distributed
Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) will distribute textbooks to its school partners in Gujrat on Thursday (today)
Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-308916-Text-books
Earth Hour pre-launch ceremony
WWF-Pakistan organised a pre-launch ceremony for Earth Hour 2015 at a local school. According to a press statement issued on Wednesday, the event was attended by more than 500 students, who pledged for a greener planet.
JICA shows interest in PEF schooling project
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has shown interest in the pilot project initiated by the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) for the education of child labourers and beggars through non-formal schooling in the evening.
Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=261115
The Government College University, Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU EFT) Wednesday at its annual function gave away scholarships worth Rs 10.3 million to 290 financially-challenged students of the university for the academic year 2014-15.
LUMS walks extra mile for entrepreneurs
The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and the American University DC on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding to improve collaboration in Pakistan’s entrepreneurship sector focusing on helping women entrepreneurs develop the expertise and leadership required to run their businesses successfully.
GCU produces PhD
GOVERMENT College University Lahore has produced a doctor of philosophy (PhD) in the field of Chemistry.
Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-308923-GCU-produces-PhD
The two-day 11th Conference on Management of Pakistan Economy titled ‘Regional Manufacturing Hub – Prospects and Challenges’, hosted by the Lahore School of Economics, opened here on Wednesday with the address of Dr Shahid Amjad Chaudhry. Professor Dr Robert Wade of the London School of Economics gave the keynote address.
Justice Mirza Waqas Rauf of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday snubbed Schools Secretary Abdul Jabbar Shaheen for delaying appearance in the court in a petition seeking contempt proceedings against him. A school teacher had filed a contempt petition against the secretary for not complying with the court’s order regarding his withheld salary and promotion. The secretary appeared in the court but after fourth notice.
Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-03-26/page-13/detail-1
Skyline opens Country Office
Skyline University College, Sharjah, has inaugurated its Country Office in Pakistan with the aim of guiding and educating Pakistani students about Higher Education in United Arab Emirates.
23 PhD synopses approved
A meeting of Punjab University Advanced Studies and Research Board (AS&RB) was held under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran on Wednesdaywhich approved 23 PhD synopses, 10 evaluation reports, 4 panels of examiners, 9 extension cases and 11 miscellaneous cases.
Create new knowledge to compete with world
Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran said that the United States’ total GDP was around 17 trillion and it spent 2 to 3 percent (340 to 510 billion dollars) on research and development per year while Pakistan had a GDP of around 250 billion dollars only and was spending only 0.1 percent on research and development per year.
PU honours, 6 recipients of civil awards
Out of 36 renowned personalities who have been awarded with civil awards by President of Pakistan, 6 belong to Punjab University which is an honor for the country’s oldest seat of learning.
Complete story: http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=261112
Including essays on drugs in curriculum
Anti-narcotics department holds a meeting with Education department. They decided to include the portion on anti-narcotics in school curriculum.
Nifaz Urdu Conference by Teachers
Tanzim e Usatza organized a conference on Urdu. They said that all scientific subjects should also be delivering in Urdu. If these demands will not be fulfill by department they will hold nationwide protests for Urdu.
MOU between LUMS and American University
An MOU signed between LUMS and The American University DC. They agreed on working for women entrepreneurships.
Mismanagement by PEC
Due to mismanagement by Punjab Examination Commission, question papers shortened during exam of primary and middle. Candidates feeling as they are taking CSS exams.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-03-26/page-4
Display of Seniority Lists
Government displayed seniority lists for SST teachers at designated schools of Rawalpindi. List displayed for correction of any mistake.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-03-26/page-4
JICA support to PEF
JICA supporting Punjab Education Foundation for delivering free education to underprivileged children. In this regard, a meeting held between JICA coordination and Director PEF.
The Board of Secondary Education, Karachi, (BSEK) revised the schedule for the exams of class nine and Matric to allow the polling for NA-246 by-elections on April 23.
Teachers protest handing over of schools to NGOs
Schoolteachers staged a rally outside the local press club on Wednesday in protest against handing over of four schools in Hyderabad to non-government organisations (NGOs) under the `adopt a school` programme by the Sindh education department and forced transfer of teachers.
The Karachi city administration has decided to remove garbage containers from surroundings of state-run and private educational institutions.
Professor Tony Buzan and his team have picked Pakistan as the starting point for their Butterfly Universe Initiative, a global movement for mental literacy that focuses upon ‘learning how to learn’.
As many as 1,963 students were awarded degrees at the 23rd convocation of the NED University of Engineering and Technology, held on Wednesday.
NED’s new batch of engineers
The cream of students who come to study engineering at the NED University of Engineering and Technology are not able to give their best due to unreasonable examination system and outdated courses being taught at the varsity.
Governor hails efforts for promotion of Chinese language
Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad has hailed the establishment of the Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi, saying it would be prove invaluable for the promotion of Chinese language in Pakistan.
No progress without focusing on research
No nation can progress without focusing on research as it is pivotal and vital to human development in any part of the world. These views were expressed by Dean Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, Prof Dr Moonis Ahmar, at the inaugural session of a two-day workshop on ‘Research Methodology’.
SMIU extends date for radio, TV courses
Sindh Madressatul Islam University has extended date of three-month short courses for Radio, Electronic and Print Media and Graphic Designing up to April 1, 2015.
Ex-IGP’s guard, teacher among four shot dead
Four people, including a police guard of former provincial police chief Iqbal Mehmood and a teacher, were gunned down in the city on Wednesday.
Training workshop for Zoology students
The Karachi Zoological Garden management is organising a three-day training workshop for the students of zoology department of the Karachi University.
Complete story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-308900-Zoology-workshop
Private schools bound to make examination centers
Board of Secondary Education, Karachi said that all private schools are bound to make their examination centers. There will be a legal action against those who will not act according to law.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-03-26/page-2
Workshop on research
In a Workshop on Research at Karachi university, professor Dr. Monis Ahmer said that we need to flourish culture of research in Universities. He said that research brought progress to the nations in the world.
GSTA protested for handing over schools to NGOs
Government Schools Teachers Association protested against government to hand over government schools to non-Government Organizations. They said that Old and historical schools being handing over to NGOs.
Matric Exam Re-Scheduled
Board of Secondary Education released the new schedule of Matric Exams. They shortened that gap of vacant days between the papers. All papers conducting in main halls of schools.
Distribution of textbooks and uniform
Coastal Community Development Organization distributed textbooks and uniform to almost 72 students of schools at coastal belt near Sujawal.
National Educational Framework by Javed Intezar
Progressive nations make their educational framework strong. Our educational system is facing changes for a long time but not making any strength in its structure. Re-Examination of Nation Educational Framework is need of the day.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-03-26/page-15
Letters to the Editor
Safe schools initiative
Pakistan has suffered from the worst attacks on education than any country in the world. With over 1000 schools destroyed in KPK province, 105 attacks on schools worldwide between 2011 and 2012 and more than 130 children brutally massacred in Army Public School Peshawar, there is a dire need for an immediate scaled-up response to protect, schools, students and school personnel from future attacks.
Complete story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-03-26/page-7/detail-6
FIR Lodged against school administration & Hotel owners
Peshawar: Chief Capital Police Peshawar lodged FIR against the Principal of Government Middle School Andar Shehar due to not taken security measures for the protection of the school.
Complete story: Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page no. 2
Government teachers organization involved in political activities the future of the students seems to be dark
Peshawar: A large number of government teachers are involved in the departmental political activities which ultimately effect on the children education. Muslim League (N), JUI, Jamate Islami, Tehreeke Insaf, Peoples Party, ANP & QWP’s 19 sub organizations & Associations working. Office Bearers goal is only facilities attainment. The present government also traps on the hand of these organizations. Only ban on these organizations can change the worst situation.
End of second shift in Working Focus School: Protest decision
Kark: The Working Focus School & College unemployed males & females teachers decide to hold protest in Imran Khan’s House Bani Gala on 30th March if the second shift not started in Working Focus School and College. A meeting was held in the Shamsur Rehman House in Karak of the unemployed male & female’s teachers. After the meeting they informed the media that the end of second shift in Working Focus School & College Karak effects on the employment of the large numbers of teachers.
The committee formation for the teachers problems solution is a healthy sign: Wali Khan
Peshawar: Malgarai Isatzan Town Four president Wali Khan said a committee formation for resolution of the teacher’s problems is a healthy sign for the teachers. He said after the all over the province the protest of the teachers the Chief Minister instructed to constitute the committee including Secretary Education, Secretary Establishment, Secretary Finance & Secretary Law for the solution of the teachers problems & issue is healthy sign for the teachers.
Complete story: http://www.naibaat.com.pk/Presentation/peshawar/Page02.aspx
The development dream incomplete without education: Iftikhar Mishwani
Peshawar: Iftikhar Mishwani, MPA & Dedak Chairman Mardan Iftikhar Ali Mishwani said the development dream incomplete without education. He said teachers who do not take interest in their duties we will take strict action against them. The teachers who find absent from their duties will remove them from the service. Provincial government taking practical steps in institutions up gradation and teachers problems resolutions.
Complete story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar Page no.3
All the conspiracies will be finished against the Princiapl Government Higher Secondary School Kokal Barseen: Local Community
Abbottabad: The Principal, Government Higher Secondary School Kokal Barseen is very hard working & honest man. After charge of the school he took the performance of the school significant level. Some bad elements of the area under their own interest trying to their Character assassination.
Complete story: Daily Subh, Peshawar Page no.3
Victims of teacher’s cruelty reached to Charsadda Press Club to listen her problem
Charsadda: Government Girls Primary School Garhi Hameed Gul 5th class student Hijaab D/o Naeem Khan reached the Press Club Charsadda. She informed to the media that school teacher Miss Musarat everyday put her forcefully in her house for house work. If she refuses sweeping or washing the cloth the she punish her physically. The students father Naeem Khan demanded from the Minister for Education & High officials of the Education department to take action against the Miss Mussarat.
Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar Page o. 1
Bio Matric attendance system started working
Peshawar: The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa decides to installed bio matric attendance system in hospitals and schools for the employee’s attendance at 100% level. For the first step the Bio Matric Machines installed in the Lady Reading Hospital and District Education Office Peshawar. In this regard Sr. Minister for Health Shahram Tarakai & Minister for Education Atif Khan Will be inaugurated today these bio matric attendance system machines.
Complete story: Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page no. 8
Education Department tests should be stopped and postponed, Molvi Abdul Fatah
GANDHAWA: Leader of Jamat-e-Islami Molvi Abdul Fatah Lashari said that 4th class recruitment have disturbed the merit in the Education Department. He said that Education department Jhal Magsi is trying to select their personal candidates for different posts, but this is indifference with the people of Jhal Magsi.
Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/balochistan
Govt. has announced the campaign for the elimination of cheating in intermediate examination
QUETTA: Provincial Govt. has been started their work against the elimination of cheating in the forthcoming exam of intermediate, and the campaign has started regarding elimination of cheating. Strict security will be provided to the entire province and there will be zero percent chance for illegal act during exam hours.
Complete Story: Azadi news, Page No. 8
Books should be provided to the schools of Saryab, Saleh Bangulzai
QUETTA: Chairman of Al-Fateh Social Welfare Centre Baluchistan Meer Saleh Muhammad Bangulzai said that the provincial leaders have spread their rebellion Educational statements but in practical there is nothing without shortages. There is more need of Education services in Govt. Institutes, because many of people are not in the condition in Baluchistan to pay their children school fee. Especially in Saryab there is shortage of book in the school which is wasting the time of students, it should be under progress.
Complete Story: Mashriq News, Page no. 2
0.7 Million free Text Books to be distributed in Primary Schools from today
Rahim Yar Khan: Government of The Punjab will start distribution of free text books to the Primary Schools of the District Rahim Yar Khan. The Government has already completed distribution of 0.8 million Text books to High and Elementary Schools.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No. 9
Punjab Government to launch Youth Loan Programme for Higher Education for students
Dera Ghazi Khan: Abdul Aleem Shah, MNA, while addressing a function at the Government Post Graduate Commerce College, has said that Govt. of the Punjab was going to launch Youth Loan Programme for Higher Education for students through the Bank of Punjab. The loans to student will be interest free and the students will have to mortgage their degrees with the bank.
Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No. 6
School Land grabbed by land mafia
Chicha Watni: Government Land around Government High School Pull 35/12-L has been grabbed by the land mafia. The mafias are involved in looting the travelers and selling drugs. People demand action against the criminals.
Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No. 2
3 students arrested while cheating in Math paper of class 9
Rahim Yar Khan: Three students were arrested while cheating during the paper of Mathematics of class 9 at the Examination Centre at Taj Garh.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 7
Most schools of Ahmedpur Sharqia without basic facilities, buildings turned into ruins
Kotla Musa Khan: Most schools of Tehsil Ahmedpur Sharqia are without basic facilities and buildings have turned into ruins. Most schools have turned into dens of criminals because the schools do not have teaching staff. Parents are compelled to send their children to private schools.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 7
DCO Rajanpur orders basic facilities in Schools of the Districts
Rajanpur: DCO Rajanpur Ghazi Amanullah has issued orders that all schools in the District should be provided basic facilities and electricity.
Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No.8
Influential persons block passage to Girls School by constructing road
Veharri: The influential persons of Chak No.188/EB have constructed a road and blocked the passage to the Govt. Girls High School of the village and created problems for the staff, girls, and people of the village. DCO has asked the Tehsildar to report on the matter.
Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No.8
Merger of Girls School resisted by people
Dera Ghazi Khan: Residents of Sanghiwala and surrounding areas have demanded that the Govt. Girls Primary School Sanghiwala should not be merged into School of Mullah Qaid Shah because it will create problems for the girl students of the area.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.9
57,000 schools of Punjab Province to enroll 4.4 Million children
Bahawalpur: The Punjab Government has made arrangements to enroll 4.4 Million children into 57,000 schools of the Punjab Province under the “Education for All” Programme. This was said by M. Iqbal Chunnarr, Provincial Minister for Cooperatives while inaugurating the boundary wall and toilets at the Govt. Boys Primary School Chak No.5/BC Dera Bakha. He said RS.1.9 Million had been spent on the scheme.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.3
Child-molestation by teacher - Influential of the area active to push the matter under carpet
Fatehpur: The case of child molestation by school Teacher Rana Mohammed Ishaq of the Govt. Primary School Chak No.328A/TDA is being pushed under the carpet by the influential persons of the area. They are trying to get the said teachers transferred to some other school for the time being.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-03-26/page-9
School roof left students and Teachers injured
District Nawabshah: Twenty five students along with two Teachers got injured due to falling of roof pieces on them. The condition of Government Primary School village Sharif Chandio is poor and it is decaying. The villagers have demanded from higher authorities to take notice.
Villagers protested for School furniture
District Jacobabad: The residents of village Haji Muhammad Khan Sarki protested for furniture in their Village Primary School. They alleged that SMC funds of the school are being violated and not used properly. They demanded for action against responsible persons and provide furniture in the school.
Protest rally against Privatization of Schools
Hyderabad: on the call of GSTA, Teachers protested before gol building Hyderabad against privatization of Schools. The rally was attended by MQM, Suni Tahreek and others and it was warned during the protest that it Government did not take back the decision of Privatization of Schools they would expand protests.
(Daily kawish page no 2)
Poly Technical Institute Qamber on the verge of devastation
The Poly Technical Institute Qamber is on the verge of devastation due to carelessness on management. It only provides degrees to the students. There are only 3 Teachers who are teaching 300 students. There is no any machine shop or any other machines for the students to learn practical work.
Complete Story: (Daily kawish page no 2)