26th January 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Private Education Network (PEN) expressed their concerns over the biased behavior of government

The vice president of the Private Education Network (PEN) Fazal ullah met with the provincial minister Inayat ullah Khan and expressed their concerns over the biased behavior of the government. He also discussed the cancellation of registration of private institutes with Abbotabad board.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103994446&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170126

Two hundred students of Girls Primary School Kharn Khan are looking for a school teacher

Two hundred students of Girls Primary School Kharn Khan are waiting for a lady teacher to be appointed in their school. The people of the area arranged a teacher on their own, DEO said the teacher will be appointed within two days.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103994854&Issue=NP_PEW&Date=20170126

KP government decided to make secondary education compulsory

KP government decides to make secondary education compulsory. The government will take strict action against the parents who do not send their children to school. The bill will be presented on the floor of the house soon.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/01-26-2017/Quetta/page12.asp 



Educational activities resume in North Waziristan

Educational activities have been resumed in North Waziristan Agency after the return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). With the resumption of educational activities, the students are also actively pursuing their education with a new vigour, a private news channel reported. The IDPs were of the view that they did not want their children to remain deprived of education.

Complete Story: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/01/25/educational-activities-resume-in-north-waziristan/



President’s concern about education system

ADDRESSING a conference on examination system in Pakistan in Islamabad on Tuesday, President Mamnoon Hussain raised some very pertinent issues that need attention of teachers, educationists and federal and provincial governments. He lamented that teachers were not as committed to their profession as they were in the past and pointed out glaring flaws in the examination system that badly affect its credibility.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/presidents-concern-about-education-system/

Daily-wage teachers approach minister

While finding no help from anywhere, a delegation of daily wage teachers of the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) met with the Capital Administration and Development Division (CA&DD) Minister, Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, to resolve the issue of their pending salaries of three months.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-01-26/lahore/9300/63857

200 schools in capital to be upgraded

The ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has finalised all arrangements for upgradation of 200 public educational institutions of the federal capital in the next phase under the Prime Minister's Education Reforms Programme. "Construction work, under phase-II of the project, would start soon," a senior official in CADD said on Wednesday.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-01-26/lahore/9300/63851




Students held a protest against the lack of teachers

The students of the government school held a protest against the education department on lack of teachers. “Parha Likha Punjab” is limited to chants only. More than 150 students took part in the protest.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103995272&Issue=NP_MUX&Date=20170126

Bonded labour not to be tolerated

Deputy Commissioner Hafizabad, Muhammad Ali Randhawa has warned that bounded labour would not tolerate at all at bricks kilns, petrol pumps and workshops in the district and owners of bricks kilns etc. DC said that the Punjab government was taking all possible measures to provide educational facilities to children of downtrodden and low-income people so that they could become successful citizen of future to get rid of economical slavery and bounded labour. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/bonded-labour-not-to-be-tolerated/



Unannounced visit to several schools

Chief Monitoring Officer Sanghar paid unannounced visit to several schools and hospitals. Dozens of teachers were absent, but on paper their attendance was marked. The CMO forwarded the report to the concerned departments for further action.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103993938&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170126



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