27th February 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


PHC to indict education officials in contempt case on 28th March

A Peshawar High Court bench on Saturday fixed for Mar 28 the indictment of the provincial elementary and secondary education services and Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Mardan chairman in a contempt case for not complying with the court order.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=26_02_2017_181_008


Schools remain closed in DI Khan after security threat

Almost all government schools remained closed for the second consecutive day here on Friday after the district administration's order on closure of educational institutions in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in the country.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/188652-Schools-remain-closed-in-DI-Khan-after-security-threats


KP govt shelves much trumpeted smart schools scheme

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has virtually shelved the much-trumpeted scheme of establishing pre-fabricated container schools for several reasons, according to officials.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=27_02_2017_007_003


300 govt schools hit by 2005 earthquake await rehabilitation

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)-led district government, through Provincial Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Settlement Authority (PaRRSA), has finalized a plan to seek funds from the prime minster for the reconstruction of 300 schools, which had been destroyed in the 2005 earthquake.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-02-25/lahore/9952/69792




Pakistani woman among ’10 Best Teachers in the world’

Salima Begum, a Pakistani teacher born in remote village of Gilgit-Baltistan, has made it to the top ten finalists of Global Teacher Prize 2017. The Global Teacher Prize is a one million dollar award for an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.

Complete Story: https://www.samaa.tv/pakistan/2017/02/pakistani-woman-among-10-best-teachers-in-the-world/


Progress of nations depends on education: Major Gen Asghar Nawaz

DG NLC and Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Maj Gen Asghar Nawaz said that the progress of any country relies on their education sector.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104053482&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170227   




After letter from students, proposal for science camp finalised

Pakistan is gearing up to host the Asian Science Camp next year, for the first time in Pakistan.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201702260234&EN_ID=11201702260078&EMID=11201702260041


Parents urge government against transferring administration

Parents of students studying at the Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges have censured the government for handing over the school system to a non-profit organisation.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201702260222&EN_ID=11201702260075&EMID=11201702260041



FGEI promoting quality education in the country

Federal Government Educational Institutions (FGEIs) were playing a pivotal role in promoting quality and purposeful education in the country, Lt. Col Saadataullah, GSO-I, Rawalpindi Cantt said on Sunday.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/fgei-promoting-quality-education-in-country/


Senator spots gaffe in 5th grade textbooks

A social studies textbook currently being taught in many private schools in Islamabad descirbes Azad Jammu and Kashmir as ‘Pakistan Occupied Kashmir’, according to Senator Sehar Kamran.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201702270056&EN_ID=11201702270015&EMID=11201702270009


Senior teachers awaiting promotion for more than six years

Owing to the bureaucratic snags and an inordinate delay in amending rules, hundreds of senior schoolteachers could not be promoted for more than six years.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=27_02_2017_151_007



Unpaid daily-wage teachers set to boycott classes

The teachers working in various government educational institutions of Islamabad on daily wage basis have announced they will boycott classes if salary withheld for the last four months is not paid by February 27 (Monday).

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/188646-Unpaid-daily-wage-teachers-set-to-boycott-classes


Matric examination to be held on 1st March, preparations completed

On behalf of all 9 educational boards of Punjab, including Rawalpindi Education Board, the preparations for the annual Matric examinations have been completed and the examinations will start from 1st March onwards.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104053389&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170227




In the name of security, private schools have increased their fees

At the time of new admissions in private schools, academies and colleges, such institutions have increased their fees substantially in the name of providing better security.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104052156&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170226


36,000 classrooms to be built in public schools

Government of Punjab plans to spend Rs 750 million to build around 36,000 classrooms and 53,000 washrooms and hire 43,000 teachers.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104052149&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170226


Work in progress for upgrading of teachers: Raja Hanif

MPA Raja Hanif attended an educational conference organised by Punjab Teachers Union and assured teachers that steps are being taken to ensure their upgrading.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2017-02-26/page-2/detail-30  


Investigation related to Madrassah board to be handed over to FIA, NAB: Senate Committee

Senator Hamid Ullah during a committee session said that the monetary and managerial issues of madrassah board should be handed over to FIA and NAB.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-25-2017/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=1528.gif




Solar panels to be installed in 17,000 Punjab schools

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that solar panels will be installed in 17,000 schools throughout the province. He said this presiding over a high-level meeting here on Saturday which reviewed progress on different steps taken for the promotion of education in the province as well as different programmes including construction of additional classrooms, installation of solar panels in schools and provision of stipend to the girl students under “Khadim-e-Punjab Schools Programme”.

Complete Story: https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/pakistan/solar-panels-to-be-installed-in-17000-punjab-schools/






Teachers again warn of taking to streets

A group of schoolteachers has once again threatened to stage protests in the provincial capital, accusing the government of backing out of its promises made after their demonstrations earlier this month.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201702270098&EN_ID=11201702270030&EMID=11201702270015




Books, not bullets, needed to curb terror: Punjab CM

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said the whole nation is united to eliminate terrorism and to achieve this objective we need books, not bullets. He expressed such views during his meeting with British Minister for International Development, Priti Patel.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/188644-Books-not-bullets-needed-to-curb-terror-Punjab-CM



Book on 34 deadly diseases made part of the curriculum

 A committee has been constituted to finalise modalities for adding a book titled Sehat Taleem Se to curriculum of public schools. This year the book will be included as supplementary reading material and the next year it be made regular part of the curriculum.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-02-27/lahore/10008/70199


Promotion of education: Shahbaz reviews progress

A meeting was held here Saturday with Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif in the chair. The meeting reviewed progress on different steps taken for the promotion of education in the province as well as different programmes including construction of additional classrooms, installation of solar panels in schools and provision of stipend to the girl students under "Khadim-e-Punjab Schools Programme".

Complete Story: http://epaper.brecorder.com/2017/02/26/5-page/853573-news.html  


Teachers need to step out in order to save educational institutes: Ramzan Inqilabi

President All Asataza Alliance Punjab (AAAP), Ramzan Inqilaabi said that just like doctors, teachers also need to play their part in order to protect schools and colleges and safeguard their own rights.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-26-2017/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=05_04.gif


Poor condition of railway schools not acceptable: Saad Rafique

Minister for Railways, Saad Rafique said that the poor condition of railway schools is not acceptable and the Ministry staff should work together to make things better.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-25-2017/Lahore/pic.asp?picname=06_19.gif




Shocking results of the survey conducted to evaluate quality of education

The Sindh Government has in the last four has years carried out annual Standardized Achievement Test (SAT) to measure learning achievement among students of class V and class VIII to know student's achievement, to inform parents, educational administration, civil society and government and then gradually shift to result based reforms.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-02-26/lahore/9988/70010


Sindh govt should provide free education to children: Pir Mazhar

In order to improve the literacy rate, the Sindh government should implement 18th amendment's article A 25 regarding free education for children and adolescents aged 5-19 years.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-02-26/lahore/9987/70053


Hundreds of school buildings in Mirpurkhas in need of repairs

At least 1,200 to 1,400 buildings of government primary girls and boys schools in the district are in shambles because of unavailability of funds for maintenance and repair over the last five years.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Karachi/2017-02-25/page-14/detail-10


Ghost teachers continue to draw salaries

Despite announcement of educational emergency in Sindh, many schools of Shaheed Benazirabad district are either closed or the teachers are busy in their personal businesses, private jobs or working abroad.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/188667-Ghost-teachers-continue-to-draw-salaries


Sindh govt’s education emergency plan goes unchecked

Despite announcement of educational emergency in Sindh, many schools of District Shaheed Benazirabad are either closed or teachers are doing personal business/private jobs or doing labour in other countries. On the other hand some black sheep in the Sindh Education Department have managed to fail the biometric system made necessary for attendance for government schoolteachers.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/sindh-govts-education-emergency-plan-goes-unchecked/


Poverty, lack of quality education, root causes of problem: SFAF

The speakers at Sindh Folk Art Festival (SFAF) have termed extreme poverty, lack of quality education and indifference to these problems as the root causes of many problems. They called for creating sources of livelihood for masses and providing free education to children in the country particularly in south Punjab in order to curb extremism.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/poverty-lack-of-quality-education-root-causes-of-problems-sfaf/ 


CM pledges better institutional framework for special persons

In his speech, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah directed the special education ministry to prepare an annual calendar of extracurricular activities in collaboration with sports department for what he termed the ‘differently-abled’ children to bring them into the mainsteam.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=26_02_2017_118_013  





Open day exhibition held at Khatoon-e-Pakistan College

Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government Girls School hosted an impressive Open Day exhibition this weekend featuring an Art Show, a Science Exhibition and a tribute to Urdu poetry. 

Complete Story: http://epaper.brecorder.com/2017/02/26/3-page/853553-news.html


2 years since positions of Manager Examinations and Secretaries are vacant

It has been 2 years since the posts of Manager Examinations and Secretaries Sindh Education Board have been vacant and less than a month is left for the annual matriculation examinations.

Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/02-27-2017/karachi/pic.asp?picname=273957


Matric examinations to be held without examination controller

It is the 2nd time that All Sindh Educational Board, including Karachi, will conduct matric examinations without an examination controller.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104053485&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170227  




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