Reasons Unknown: Schoolteacher abducted in Orakzai
A schoolteacher was allegedly kidnapped in the Mazeedkhel area of Sheikhan in Orakzai Agency by unidentified men on Thursday morning.
Stepping up: Education, health depts installing biometrics
Biometric attendance systems have been introduced by the health and education departments to streamline operations of schools and hospitals in the province.
Toxic learning environment: Buried in books by the Budhni stream
Due to the crumbling classrooms and the Government Primary School Abadullah’s proximity with Budhni stream, students attend classes on the bank.
Dealing with teachers
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf MNA, Iftikhar Ali Mashwani said; “All school teachersabsent from their duties should be dealt with strictly to improve the system of education at govt schools of KP.”
Khushal Khan Khattak University: KYO demands probe into irregularities
Khushal Youth Organization (KYO) on Thursday demanded the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan probe alleged irregularities and violation of merit at Khushal Khan Khattak University (KKKU) in Karak.
Encouraging the youth
3,000 schoolbags were distributed among the students of Jamrud Tehsil by Afridyan Foundation.
Requesting for release of scholarships for Balochi students
Government of Punjab Contacted Government of Balochistan for release of Chimoling Scholar ships for student belonging to Balochistan. Balochi students did not receive incentive of said scholarship.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/03-27-2015/quetta/page3.asp
This year, in 2014-15, the federal and provincial governments allocated Rs641 billion for education which is an increase of 11 per cent compared with the previous year’s allocation.But merely increasing the education budgets will not solve all the problems that our education system is facing.
Three months after civil and military leadership joined hands to purge the country of religious seminaries involved in spreading sectarian hatred or having links with terrorists, the National Assembly was informed Thursday that about zero progress made so far regarding registration of unregistered seminaries across the country.
Elite schooling trend scuttling growth of non-elite schools
The elitist trend of high-cost private schools is badly affecting the non-elitist, low-cost schools resulting in overall deterioration of education standards. The School Assessment for School Improvement program, an initiative of the Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), launched its report of assessment findings of about 130 schools in the country which reveals various factors that scuttle growth and development of the non-elitist schools in the country.
500 seminaries students to get laptops
As per directives of Punjab Chief Minister, Mian Shahbaz Sharif, laptops for 500 students of madaris of Rawalpindi have been approved.
SZIA students shine in Kangaroo essay contest
Malaak Rehman and Nour Mohamed El Serry, students of grades 4 and 6 respectively at the Sheikh Zayed International Academy (SZIA), have won the only two awards given to participants of the Kangaroo Linguistic English Essay Writing Competition.
Ready-made` AIOU assignments for sale
Assignment solutions for courses at the Allama Iqbal University Islamabad (AIOU), the country`s largest distance learning university with 1.3 million students are selling in the markets like hotcakes. Shops in all major markets of the twin cities are openly selling these solved assignments, Karachi Company and 6th Roads are especially famous for shops offering these tools for cheating.
Wah students to represent Pakistan at Special Olympics
A colourful event was organised to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Thursday. The event organised at Nasheman College for Special Children Wah Cantt included a tableau show, singing and stalls displaying crafts. Nine students from Nasheman College have been selected to participate at the Special Olympics in Los Angeles in the United States.
Decision on administrative control of institutions today
The federal government is set to decide the fate of educational and healthcare institutions, which following the devolution of the ministries, are being controlled by various ministries and divisions.
Sources in the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD), which oversees 422 educational institutions along with two hospitals in the federal capital, told Dawn that a committee headed by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar would take a final decision about the administrative control of these institutions on Friday.
High commissioner to UK decorates Malala with Sitara-e-Imtiaz
In a reception held to mark the Pakistan Day here at a local hotel on Wednesday, the High Commissioner termed Malala a symbol of hope and courage. Malala, has been awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz in recognition to her bravery and unwavering courage for the cause of education.
Federal medical college made part of Pims
Over 400 students of the Federal Medical and Dental College (FMDC) took a sigh of relief when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced to make the college a `constituent` of the Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (Pims).
Refresher course developed for community midwives
Mercy Corps Pakistan in collaboration with Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC) has developed a four-week refresher course for the Community Midwives (CMWs) who have already completed their 18-month curriculum and passed the National Examination Board (NEB).
NUST wins academic award
The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) has won Academic Integrity Award from Turnitin. The commitment shown by NUST for implementation of Turnitin to eradicate plagiarism and promoting integrity has been acknowledged internationally through this award.
University of London team visits RIS
Simon Askey, acting head of undergraduate Law Programme for University of London International Programmes accompanied by Saad Wasim, country head Pakistan, for University of London International Programmes, visited The Roots International Schools (RIS) Wellington campus here on Thursday.
Custodians of water resources
World Youth Parliament of Water President Bart Devos addressed students at the International Islamic University Islamabad (IlUI) on Wednesday and urged them to go beyond political, geographical and cultural boundaries to save water for future generations. He was speaking at a seminar organised by the llUI Environmental Sciences Department titled `Water challenge and the role of youth` in connection with World Water Day.
Vocational skills: Textile ministry to provide training
Ministry of Textile Industry is providing training to 400 persons, especially women in the stitching sector this year while another 200 will be trained further under a programme launched in collaboration with International Labor Organisation(ILO). Official sources said the Ministry of Textile Industry was establishing its first ginning training institute and recently earmarked an area to initiate its construction.
Accelerating growth: Industries ministry proposes auto research institute
The Ministry of Industries and Production has strongly advocated the establishment of a research and development institute for the automobile sector in an effort to come up with extensive studies and analyses for the promotion of this heavy engineering industry.
QAU ranked in 500 universities of World
Vice Chancellor QAU said that Quaid I Azam University is included among top 500 Universities of the world. He said that through development in administrative frame working of research in QAU, we would make it one of most advanced universities.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2015-03-27/page-3
Working on curriculum
A meeting held on discussion on amendments in curriculum at Federal Education and Technical Education. Participants from AJK, FATA, and GB also attended.
Drive to enroll 100,000 children in Gujrat from April 1
At least 100,000 children between four and 16 years of age will be enrolled in schools in Gujrat as the district government will launch a special campaign from April 1 under the Universal Primary and Secondary Education Programme of the Punjab government.
Rs 130million was released on Thursday by the Gujranwala Education Department to repair buildings and buy furniture for 1,700 government schools.
Islamia University students protest against admin
Hundreds of students of Islamia University of Bahawalpur staged a protest demonstration on Thursday against the administration. Around 300 students blocked the DPO Chowk for five hours.
GCU`s annual sports begin
Some 3,000 Ravians studying in 26 departments of the Government College University took part in the march past marking the inauguration of the 115th Annual Sports of their alma mater at its Cricket Ground on Thursday.
Social researchers while addressing a two-day international conference underlined factors behind violence and said that violence is present in diverse form in our society and we must eliminate reasons to reduce violent activities. The international conference titled “Encountering Violence – Recent Research on Pakistan in Comparative Perspective” was organised by Institute of Social and Cultural Studies at its auditorium here on Thursday.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2015-03-27/page-15/detail-8
Road safety: South Punjab to get three institutes
National Highways and Motorways Police SSP Chaudry Ghulam Zaffar was distribuiting certificates to 9 students for completing the 9th course in road safety. He also mentioned that road safety institutions will be established in three other districts of South Punjab.
Exemption of social security from Private Institutions
All Pakistan Private institute association met with director social security for exemption of un-notified social security of thousands of rupees.
International Conference at superior college
Second International Conference on “emerging Engineering and Technologies” held at Superior Group of Colleges University, Raiwind Lahore. Its aim is to provide awareness about advance in engineering to students.
Governor lays foundation stone of first law Univarsity of Pakistan
Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan on Thursday laid foundation stone of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Law University Korangi Karachi.
Inclusion of voluntary blood donation subject urged in syllabus
Healthcare experts on Thursday suggested authorities concerned to include voluntary blood donation subject in national academic syllabus to enhance donation culture in the society beside engaging media groups in large-scale public motivation campaigns for collection of safe blood.
SMIU extends admission dates for media courses
The Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) has extended date for admission in three-month short courses in radio, TV and print production and graphic designing to April 1, 2015.
Efforts being made to bridge gap between academia, IT industry
There is a gap between academia and industry which is being fixed by the joint adventure of Higher Education Commission and Microsoft through supporting local IT professionals to benefit the country.
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2015-03-27/page-14
Secularism essential to spurring analytical thinking
Secularism implies that religion and state have their own very important respective positions but must not interfere with each other’s working. Noted historian and academic Dr Mubarak Ali while delivering a lecture, titled, ‘Religion and politics’, at the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) on Thursday afternoon.
The rhetoric about madressahs needs to be examined
There is a fundamental difference in the understanding of the concept of a university by the West and in our part of the world wherebyin the West it is not meant for ideological indoctrination, said Dr Syed Nomanul Haq in his talk at the University of Karachi on Thursday.
A Trick of the Trade
Sindh Education Secretary Fazlullah Pechuho said; “The Chinese government will provide scholarships to talented students from SIndh to achieve fluency in the Chinese language.”
Social science does not equal soft science
Institute of Business Administration (IBA) professor Dr. Nomanul Haq “Social Sciences such as sociology are seen as “soft” and “feminist”. We must try to avoid such attitudes”
Public funding of private sector education by Syed Muhammad Ali
Contrary to repeated multilateral and national commitments to provide education for all, and despite terming education a basic human right, widespread illiteracy still remains a daunting challenge, especially across the developing world. The increasing reliance on the private sector in providing education is considered to be one major hurdle preventing this desired goal of universal education.
Letters to the editor
A graveyard of books
In response to the Speakers’ Corner’s piece, “A graveyard of books” in The Express Tribune on March 25. I was pleased to read that article. Majid dispels the commonly held myth about KU. The myth that it is no longer a place where one can receive good education. KU has been left behind by newer universities that have come into existence.
Rally of Employees of class four, demanded upgradation, employees son quota ,possession of plot, services for household employees.
Rally of Employees of class four, they demanded upgradation, employees son quota ,possession of plot, services for household employees. They also demanded that Quality Enhancement Cell must take care for the rights of its faculty members as in Education department they play their important role so Quality Enhancement Cell should arrange some sort of training ,seminars and workshops for establishment of faculty members.
Complete Story: Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.2
Notice taken against Corruption in Khushal Khan University,Ijaz khan.
On high designation ,there are appointments without interviews or advertisement which is destructing the merit .Ijaz Khan expressed this in yesterday‘s press conference ,he also said that these irregularities are from the last three years which shows that they are playing with student’s future so notice against Corruption in Khushal khan university is necessary .
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No.2
Provincial Govt has announced to provide free education in Province KPK
Provincial Govt has announced to provide free education in Province KPK. Speaker Asad Qaisar addressed this that Govt is trying hard to provide equal opportunities of education to every child.
Complete Story: Daily Subah, Peshawar, Page No.8
Education is the secret of all developed nations .
Education is the secret of all developed nations , this was stated by Mir Samad Khan he further said that teachers and parents will get award who admit more students in Primary schools and they will be appreciated and supported in every field of their lives.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.3
Countries get developed only because of the knowledge (education ) they have .
Countries get developed only because of the knowledge (education ) they have,stated by Haneef-u-llah district education officer said that parents should make their children to get education and play their role in country development so that our country can get rid of downfall.
Complete story: Daily Awam-un-nas, Peshawar, Page No.2
Education is the sole source for our development, National Party
KHALIQABAD: National Party Baluchistan has given statement that the secret of our development lies in the promotion of Education. Education budget has improved to 25% which adequate percent for the student of Baluchistan. 1.8 million Student is out of school which is a huge tragedy in the history of Baluchistan and for the elimination of ignorance every single person of Baluchistan is responsible.
Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/balochistan
Student’s future to be safe and bright Through Chamallang scholarships
LORALAI: A students who are studying through the scholarship of Chamallang, so their parents came to generalist forum office along with a notification letter which is delivered from the school. They said that our children are studying through chamallang scholarships, but the respective schools have retuned our children to home due to no submission of fee from Govt. side. Our demand from Govt. kindly safe the future of our children and maintain the running scholarships to submit their remaining fee.
Complete Story: Daily Azadi, Quetta, Page No. 2
Without Education we cannot defeat latest world challenges, Raza M. Barech
QUETTA: Provincial Minister for Education Adviser Raza Mohammad Barech said that we never ever can get success and development without Education, because all the developed countries have a strong background of Educational history in their past strives for development. The main reproductive works are going on and finished such as; promotion of Education, Education budget goes to 24%, prevention of cheating, each student in school and strict ban over the absence of teachers.
Complete Story: http://qudrat.com.pk/balochistan
Secretary HEC Punjab asks for report on Sukkur Adda Girls College RYK
Rahim Yar Khan: Asalm Kamboh, Secretary Higher Education has asked for a report on problems of Girls College Sukker Adda, Rahim Yar Khan from its Principal. MPA Ch. Umar Jaffar had drawn attention of the Secretary HEC to the problems of the College.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.2
Absentee Science Teacher receiving salaries at home
Luddan: Science Teacher of Elementary School Luddan is constantly absent from school and receiving his salaries at home. People of the area demand action against the said teacher.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.8
21 Girls Schools closed due to absentee teachers
Rahim Yar Khan: EDO Khalid Bhutta while addressing a meeting said that 21 Girls Primary Schools are closed due to the absentee teachers. He also said that 107 areas have been pointed out where there is no school in the area of 5 kilometers. He also requested NGOs to play role in the School Enrollment Programme of out of school children.
Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.2
Postgraduate college demanded for Liaquatpur
Liaquatpur: Anjuman Talba-e-Islam has demanded Postgraduate classes at the Government College Liaquatpur. They said many students want to go for higher education but they do not have any facilities nearby.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No.12
Govt. Girls Primary School without teaching staff for the past 23 years
Chowk Azam: Govt. Girls Primary School Chak No.286/TDA was inaugurated on 16-1-1991, but the classes could never begun during the past 23 years.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2015-03-27/page-3
Girls Students stay without Scholarships, funds bungled
Chowk Sarwar Shaheed: First Year female students have remained without scholarships and their funds sent by PEF have been eaten up by the authorities.
Complete Story: Daily Naya Daur, Multan, Page No.8
Teachers bodies planning protest rally in front of Punjab Assembly on 17th April
Dera Ghazi Khan: Sajjad Akbar Kazmi, Central President, Punjab Teachers Union has said that teachers will hold a protest rally in front of Punjab Assembly on 17th April, 2015, and the protest will continue till the demands are met.
Complete Story: Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan, Page No.6
School roof left 5 students injured
District Ghotki: The condition of main boys school khan garh is poor; its roof pieces are falling and students are afraid to attend it. Recently five students have got injured during their school hours and shifted to hospital. The villagers have demanded from higher authorities to take notice and resolve the issue of building and save lives of the students.
Daily Kawish, Hyderabad, Page No. 2
Education ruined due to closure of schools in Chachro
District Thurparker: Carelesness of Government and Education department has ruined Education of the rural areas and have left schools closed for years. The same condition is found in Chachro district Thuirparker where hundreds of schools are closed and thousands of students’ future is ruined. 25 Primary and 4 Girls Schools of villages Ketar and Ketari are completely damaged; the Teachers are getting salaries without attending schools; whereas the schools of villages, Wori Dora, village Khensar, Khario Fazal, Qamrar, Tar Ahmed, Lalo jo Tar, Sahi jo tar, Debori and others are closed and thousands of students are deprived of getting education.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-03-27/news/page3/1%20(4).htm
GSTA Protests against Secretary Education
Hyderabad: Government Secondary Teachers Association has protested against Secretary Education Mr. Fazal Ul Allah Pechuho and have demanded for his replacement form the seat. The demanded has been set on the grounds of privatization of Schools and corruption in the department.
Complete Story: http://ummat.net/2015/03/27/news.php?p=d-48.gif
Primary School near to collapse
District Thatto: Main Government Primary School Shaikh Abdul Majeed Sindhi Colony is in crumbling condition. Its pieces are falling. Students are worried about their education due to poor condition of the building. The residents have demanded from higher authorities to take notice of the building and save students’ future.
Complete Story: Daily Kawish, Hyderabad, Page No. 2
40 Drawing Teachers having fake degrees
District Mirpur Khas: Forty Drawing Teachers’ degrees exposed to be fake. They were appointed on political grounds without checking their degrees. On that Director Secondary has issued them show cause notice to explain their matter of degrees.
Daily Kawish, Hyderabad, Page No. 2
12 Teaching orders issued with fake signatures of Director Education
District Tando Allahyar: Thirteen orders of JST for teaching posts have been issued with fake signatures of Director Education Hyderabad. The orders have been issued by getting huge amount from the candidates; while able candidates have been left behind without giving them jobs who were pass in NTS Examination. Still no action is taken against that.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-03-27/news/page3/1%20(1).htm
EDO’s Defensive statement against fake orders
District Tando Allahyar: EDO Mr. Ramzan Panhyar has defended that no fake order was issued with fake signature; the orders were in pending so they are given to deserving students.
Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2015-03-27/news/page3/1%20(2).htm
Rangers services under consideration for Examinations
District Sukkur: Coordinator Chief Minister Sindh Mr. Nazir Ahmed Chakrani for Education has declared in his statement during his visit of Sukkur Education Board that Chief Minister Mr. Qaim Ali Shah has taken better steps for the promotion of Education. He also added that rangers’ services are under consideration for the supervision of Examination to stop cheating.