Shangla students move to clear closed road
Students of private schools here have started clearing the Damorai road on self-help basis after failure of the district administration authorities and the government to reopen it to traffic. The road has been closed at various points for the last two months due to landslides. A large number of students of the private schools took part in the campaign to remove rubble from the Damorai-Shapoor road.
Non-availability of teachers in schools of Shangla
Students of brabry Primary School in Shangla commiserate for teachers there is only one teacher available in the schools. All the declamations for promoting education were proved to be baseless, students future is in dark.
Deeni Madrasas are the foundation of Islam
Ilama Zakir Hassan has said Deeni madrasas are the strong foundations of Islam. Madrasas are working for promoting peace and prosperity in whole world but western forces is trying to spread propaganda against Islam.
Schools asked not to collect fee in advance
Deputy Commissioner, Peshawar, Riaz Mehsud has asked all private schools operating in the provincial capital not to charge fee in advance from students during the upcoming summer vacations. A statement issued here quoted Mr Mehsud as saying that private school owners could not receive payments other than tuition fee from the students.
Call for introducing climate change science in schools
Climate change experts have said that water sector is more vulnerable of all to climate change in terms surface runoff, potable water availability, severe events, glaciations and dryness of lakes and springs in Swat and the surrounding regions.
‘Pashto literature incomplete without Khushal Khattak’
Prof Wazir Shadan Khattak said on Thursday that Pashto literature was incomplete without Khushal Khan Khattak, regretting that he had been introduced as a warrior though he was a philosopher, poet and mufti. He was addressing a seminar as a chief guest in Khushal Khan Khattak University, Karak, on ‘the life and works of Khushal Khan Khattak’. He said that Pashto literary history had two phases; the first phase started from the era of Ameer Kror and the second phase from Bayazeed Ansari and Akhund Darweeza Baba.
Educational Institutions ordered to follow security SOP’s
The Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Peshawar on Thursday issued directions to educational institutions to strictly implement the Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) regarding security measures for protection of the institutions before summer vacations.
Contract lecturers vow to continue protest
The contract lecturers serving in different colleges across the province have been protesting for the last three weeks to press the provincial government for regularizing their services and release them nine-month salaries.
KP govt committed to promoting research: CM
Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that Universities Amendment Bill 2016 was aimed at raising the standard of education and research in the province. Chairing a meeting of the Select Committee on the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University Amendment Act 2016 at the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Thursday, he said that the legislation was being initiated for standardisation of education and research in the province.
Two academic blocks inaugurated in Mardan schools
The two newly-constructed academic blocks at Government High School Mayar and Government Girls High School Shah Dhand in Mardan were inauguratedon Thursday. High Commissioner of United Kingdom (UK) Thoms Drew and provincial Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Muhammad Atif Khan inaugurated the newly built academic blocks, said handout.
Literary body protests portraying Malik Kalu Khan as dacoit
A Pashto literary organization has condemned the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Textbook Board for publishing an article in the English book for class 9 in which the Pukhtuns hero Malik Kalu Khan has been mentioned as a dacoit.
Universities amendment bill to standardise education in KP: Khattak
The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak has said that Universities Amendment Bill 2016 was aimed to boost standard of education and research in the province by bringing it at par with latest trends in the field.
HEC debates competition
Higher Education Competition held its 18th debates competition. Punjab and Al-Hamd Islamic Universities won the competitions. Education Minister Baligh-ur-Rehman was the chief guest at the occasion.
Two students drown, labourer killed on road
Two students died after drowning in a mini-dam while a labourer was killed in a road accident on Thursday, police said. According to police and emergency services, four students of 8th class from Riasat Colony at Chakri Road went to the mini-dam in the area on a picnic. As the four boys started swimming, two of them drowned.
Inspection of private schools
Private education institution regulatory authority started inspection of all private institutes. Proceedings will start against un-registered schools and those who don’t abide by the rules and regulations of education department.
All roads lead to ‘The News Education Expo’
As it was on the opening day, the second day of ‘The News Education Expo 2016’ not only attracted a large number of students but also the families wanting to ensure a bright future for their wards. The stall managers had a busy day dealing with students from all backgrounds. Besides local students from Rawalpindi and Islamabad, students from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa also came to attend the expo.
AIOU holds Seminar on Islamic Code Of Ethics
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) on Thursday held a seminar on Islamic code of ethics and divine message of Almighty Allah relating to economics, deliberating upon ways and means to transform the prevailing system that is based on unjust Socio-economic behaviour.
AIOU plans to develop innovative commercial S&T projects
The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has decided to prepare short and long-term plans to develop innovative projects in the field of science and technology for commercial purposes that benefit society. The decision to this effect was taken by the AIOU’s Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) at its Task Group’s meeting presided over by Dean Sciences Professor Dr. Naghmana Rashid.
Excelsior school system arranges Award Ceremony
The Excelsior School System, G-13/1, organised a prize distribution ceremony at the end of educational year 2015-16 for awarding prizes to the students, says a press release.
RBISE to hold all practical exams on one day
The Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) has issued a schedule for practical exams of all subjects in one day at two different Centre’s which has created confusion among the students.
Research activities serve as backbone of Nation’s Economy: Bahria University Rector
Bahria University Rector Vice Admiral (r) Tanveer Faiz has said that research and development activities serve as the backbone of a nation’s economy. Talking to ‘The News’ here Thursday, Vice Admiral (r) Tanveer Faiz said that it is an established fact that innovation and commercialization, which are the direct outcome of research and development, can catalyze the economic engine of a nation.
Scientific approach needed to achieve Sustainable Development Goals
Pakistan needs a science and technology-based approach to ensure it can meet its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the country should engage its Research and Development departments in the process to formulate national development plans. These views were expressed by participants at a talk called ‘Scientific Perspective on Sustainable Development Goals for Pakistan,’ organized by the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS), here today.
SC stops 51-year old man to appear in exam for 31st time
The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal filed by a 51-year-old medical student for appearing in the examination for 31st time. The court remarked that Pakistan Medical & Dental Council rules allowed only five attempts for reappearing in the examinations while the petitioner failed to pass a subject even in a period of ten years.
IIUI all set to hold 10th Convocation
The International Islamic University (IIU) is set to hold its 10th annual convocation and a number of activities and announcements were made on this occasion besides decorating its passing out graduates.
Three Day Conference at NUML Culminates
A three day University of North Texas-NUML Partnership Culminating Conference marking the end of 3.5 years collaboration in English Studies was held from 23rd to 25th of May, 2016 at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad. A number of sessions were held on various issues addressed mainly by the visiting scholars from the University of North Texas, USA.
Speech competitions among students enhancing their analytical & critical thinking
The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan organized the final round of the 18th All Pakistan Inter-University Declamation Contest at its Secretariaton Thursday. Engr. Baleegh-ur-Rehman, State Minister for Education and Professional Training, was the chief guest, while Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC and Vice Chancellors as well as students of different universities were also present on the occasion.
Senate panel seeks report on Education Directorate’s Daily-Wagers
The Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat sought a report from the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) about daily-wager and contractual teaching and non-teaching staff of the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) within three weeks.
FM 92.6 of UCP transmission started
The radio channel of the University of Central Punjab has started its transmission. The channel is owned by the school of media and communication studies of the university. Mian Amir Mehmood was the chief guest at the occasion.
Show Cause notice to schools
Show cause notices to 42 schools have been served on being open despite the orders to close down for summer vacations. The education department has stated that strict action has been ordered against such schools.
HEC to educate 100 afghan students
Higher Education Commission would give higher education to 100 Afghan students. The students would be given education in medical, engineering as well as other fields. The students arrived Islamabad from Kabul by air.
Teachers’ sons’ scholarships notification issued
The notification for the scholarships for the teachers’ sons has been issued for the year 2015. Anyone who has any complaint must contact Officer In-charge Inquiry Branch within 15 days in written.
Education budget for year 2016-2017
President of student’s movement east Punjab has said that education budget for 2016-2017 must be fixing to 4% for promoting education in the country.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/rawalpindi/2016-05-27/page-2
BISE catches two fake candidates red handed
The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore caught two fake candidates sitting the exams in place of real candidates in two different examinations halls for the Intermediate Annual Examinations on Thursday. According to details, around 17 special squads of BISE were appointed for inspecting examination halls and Centre’s across the city to counter cheating mafia and other irregularities.
Turkish envoy visits PU
Turkish Consul General in Karachi and Emre Institute Turkey Vice-President Dr Saban Cobanoglu visited Punjab University (PU) and met Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran at his office here on Thursday.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/123046-Turkish-envoy-visits-PU
Study of the dairy sector
Economics Department at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is set to launch a comprehensive, research based economic impact study of the dairy sector entitled, “Pakistan’s Dairy Sector: Lessons from the Past to Build a Resilient Dairy Industry.”
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/123048-Study-on-dairy
UET ToR’s to boost industrial linkage
UET Business and Advisory Council formulated terms of references (ToRs) to facilitate and strengthen the industrial linkage for better internship and job placement of UET students, provide the guidelines for programmes to encourage the entrepreneurship and commercialization and feedback on various programmes to strengthen outcome based education system.
Discrimination alleged: ‘Government victimising middle-class schools’
As some schools remained open on Thursday despite the announcement of early summer vacations, some claimed of being forcibly closed by the government.
TEVTA imparts latest training to teachers
Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Punjab, with the collaboration of national and international organization, is imparting latest training to its teachers. TEVTA Punjab would achieve its target to impart technical and vocational training to 541,000 youth up to 2018, said TEVTA chairman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh on Thursday.
Schools continue to open on third day of summer holidays
Private schools even after the raid by education department and Police still opened; most of these schools are A category schools. Yesterday police and raiding teams continue their operation but none of any ALLETE school was closed.
University of Central Punjab launch FM radio
University of Central Punjab Launch its own FM radio Channel 92-6 now such programs will be broadcast which help students in developing their skills for their practical life.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/metropolitan1/27-May-2016/387873
Session of Urdu Science Advisory Committee
Session of Urdu Science board Advisory Committee was held yesterday in the main office of board.
In the session focus was maintained on the drafts different scientific and technical books for the local interest of students, teachers and general people.
Simultaneous medical entry test
Provincial health department has decided that the entry test for all the medical colleges and universities in the province would be conducted simultaneously in the province. The entry tests would be conducted on 16th October.
Educational programs of education fund for Sindh close down
The educational programs of Education Fund for Sindh have closed down due to the non-availability of funds. The department was established on the demand of the British department DFID for educational programs.
Non-Teaching staff of KU protest
The non-teaching staff of Karachi University protested against the non-payment of their dues. They protested in front of the admin block due to which the official matters were disturbed. They have announced to keep the protest going until the payment of the dues.
Students visit KE Plants
The students of different universities visited the power plants of K-Electric. 350 students were accompanied by their faculty members belonging to the engineering universities. 8000 students have visited K-Electric plants since 2010.
Notices issued to 46 schools
Notices were given to those 46 Private schools which were kept open after the announcement of summer holidays. And reason was asked for opening the schools after 19th May. 27 Schools send their letters briefing the reason; they have to present their justifications in front of Director General Private Institutes on 27th and 28th May.
Workshop on research methodology
Forest and South East Asia Study Center in Sindh University and Hens Siedel Foundation Islamabad jointly organized three days’ raining workshop on ‘Research Methodology’.
Meeting of Governor Sindh with secretary education
Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat ullah Ibad Khan met secretary education Fazal ullah in Governor house and shared views about education, he said we need to give more attention to education system in order to fall under the ranking of developed countries.
School enrolment dropped in 2015 according to Annual Report ASER
The Sindh launch of the Annual Status of Education Report, ASER-Pakistan 2015, at a hotel here on Thursday, highlighted several key findings of some 10,000 ASER volunteers covering the country that can pave the way of policy-makers looking to work for the betterment of education here.
In a shambles is what education is in Sindh
The sixth edition of the Annual State of Education Report (ASER), released on Thursday, makes for a damning indictment of Sindh’s education sector as it proffers statistics that would – in an ideally developed society – leave governments red-faced and with no option but to quit or face the sack for abject performance.
24 percent of children in Sindh remained out of school in 2015
Despite many recent initiatives taken by both the federal and provincial governments to promote school enrolment as a rhetoric on Article 25 A, 24 percent of Sindh's children aged six to sixteen are still found to be out of school, according to a survey conducted in Sindh by the Annual Status of Education Report -(ASER) 2015. Even the remaining 76 percent enroled in the six-to-sixteen age bracket were not found to learn much either.
Ebad calls for enhancing literacy rate in Sindh
Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan has called for enhancing literacy rate in the province. He was talking to Sindh Education Secretary Dr Fazlullah Pechuho who called on him at the Governor House on Thursday. The secretary apprised the governor of the performance of Education Department, academic reforms as well as the usage of technology in the institutes.
Teachers’ problems to be resolved on priority: Ebad
The problems of the teachers should be resolved on priority basis, said Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan. He was talking to a delegation of Sindh Professors and Lecturers’ Association (SPLA), which called on him at the Governor House, here on Thursday.
SsUET pursuing Workforce Development Programme
Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) has embarked upon the programme of workforce development to help spur the process of headway in the society. This was stated by the Chancellor of SSUET, Jawaid Anwar here on Thursday. He said, we are fully focused to improve the standard of education.
Habib University’s Experience Day
Students from various schools and colleges witnessed Habib University Experience Day. A statement here on Thursday said that the students took the opportunity to get the university’s experience and to feel that how is to be like a student of the Habib University.
State of Education
This refers to the article, ‘Higher education reforms’ (May 24) by Dr Javaid Laghari. The writer has asserted that the number of international research publications by Pakistani universities gradually increased by 2013. However, the methodology being employed by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) accords weightage to citations per faculty – not to the number of publications.
Complete Story: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/123088-State-of-education
Teachers left behind By ‘Faiza Abdur Rab’
I wonder why the credit or blame is always given to us, we the teachers. When we look back, we find, we alone are not responsible for present state of affairs. In early days of Pakistan, teaching was considered a well-placed profession that can support a healthy life style. In newly born country, there was strong need to build a pool of skilled manpower. Many new educational institutes were established.’
Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/columns/27-May-2016/teachers-left-behind
24% of Sindh’s children still out of school: Report
Despite the recent focus of the federal and provincial governments on enrolment drives, 24 per cent of Sindh’s children aged 6-16 are still out of schools, according to Annual Status of Education Report – ASER 2015 Sindh survey. The remaining 76 per cent that are enrolled in the 6-16 age bracket are not learning much either.
A country starts to grow when its imports become less than its exports. To enhance our production we need our people and our youth to indulge themselves in technical education. The major phase is to establish technical institutes and schools that can facilitate the students with quality and productive information and education.
Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/letters/27-May-16/technical-education
Adhoc Lecturers continue Sit-in camp
The sit-in camp of ad-hoc lecturers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa outside the Peshawar Press Club for regularization of their services and release of salaries entered sixteenth day. Ad-hoc Lecturers’ Association President Afsar Khan and general secretary Saifullah are leading the protest camp.
Complete Story: http://www.naibaat.com.pk/pre/peshawar/Page02.aspx
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Reconstruction of earthquake affected schools
Timargarah: Al-Khidmat Foundation constructed the earthquake damaged Bakri Ribat Maktab Primary School building. While the residents showed their pleasure on the construction of the school.
Complete Story: http://peshawar.ausaf.pk/?pg=2
Demand from provincial government to reinstate students’ union: Iftikhar Hussain
Bashaam: Demand from the provincial government to reinstate the students’ union. Islami Jamiat Tulaba hold one day training workshop in Hira School. A large number of students from the entire district participated in this event. The participant demanded from the provincial government to reinstate the students’ unions.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No.3
A Matric class student missing from three days
Mingora: A matric class student Muhammad Adil is missing from last third days. The family of the student is very disturbing & the student’s father Mr. Sardar Ali said that his son went to school three days ago and left his bag at school and still missing.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No.3
Mardan Working Folks Grammar School students and Parents under disturbance
Mardan: The students & parents of Mardan Working Folks Grammar school are under disturbance and on protest as salaries of the teachers stopped for last four months and they are facing a lot of difficulties to manage their houses and government has not taken any notice in this situation.
Complete Story: Daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar, Page No.5
Private schools stopped collecting summer vacation fees
Peshawar: The District Administration restrained private schools from collecting the fee’s during summer vacation. He further order to school administration to collect only tuition fees and private school would increase tuition fee after consultation of the Boar of Intermediate and Secondary Education Peshawar and Consumers Association.
Complete Story: Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No.2
Educational backwardness should be eliminated in Saangan valley: Syed Rustam Shah
District Quetta: A Socio political leader Mr. Syed Rustam Shah demanded from Government higher authorities that Saangan valley is a historical place and so the Saangan school is. The School was established in 1902 in British era, but due to Government & Education department negligence school is facing Educational backwardness. He said no nation can excel without Education and is a future guarantee.
Forces intervention in educational institutions is beyond comprehension: Pashtoon SF
District Quetta: PSF stated in provincial statement that forces intervention in Educational institutions is beyond ones understanding. Security main purpose is to keep vigilant eyes over negative elements and to maintain peace while forces are busy in grasping hostel rooms. PSF demanded to eradicate negative elements from Educational intuitions.
Complete Story: http://e.jang.com.pk/05-27-2016/quetta/page2.asp
Claimers have inclined education department towards decline: Munawarah Munir
District Quetta: The Councilor metropolitan corporation Quetta & PTI leader Ms. Munawarah Munir said that baseless educational claims and counterfeit documentation development has deteriorated Education system in all over Balochistan. She said ground realities in all schools of Baluchistan are quite worse than imagination. She demanded by Government to focus positively on Educational development in Balochistan.
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 3
Pishin school problems should be resolved: Lala Muhammad Shah Kakar
District Quetta: The Administrator Pishin Balochistan social welfare Mr. Lala Muhammad Shah Kakar requested to CM Balochistan, Education Department and Education Minister to focus on Educational issues of Qilla Nasir Tehsil Pishin district Barshore School. He said primary school of area has transformed in to ghost school due to absenteeism of teachers and negligence of Education department.
Complete Story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No. 6
Government High School Police line Qalat deprived of basic facilities
District Qalat: The Government High School Police line is biggest school of Qalat. The school strength is comprises of 700 students. Science room, Drawing room and examination hall is unavailable in school. Students have to face hardships of weather. Funds for repairing and refurbishment are going astray while Education department is silent spectator over destruction of school. Socio political society demanding from concerned officials/departments to find out solutions of school problems.
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 8
Private schools do not execute government notification regarding summer vacations
District Dera Ghazi Khan: The Private Schools are still opened and collecting summer vacation fee in advance, rejecting to execute the Government notification regarding summer vacations. The Executive District Officer issued show cause notice to the schools owners.
Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No. 7
Substandard material used in school construction
A poor quality material is being used by the contractors during the construction of the primary school building. The Local community protested against the contractor that this could be dangerous for children.
Complete Story: Daily Ausaf, Multan, Page No. 8
Distribution of books in schools affiliated with PEF
The Punjab Education Foundation started distribution of books in the Schools affiliated with them. In next two days books will be distributed in 600 schools.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 2
Notification issued by Punjab Government regarding summer vacations
The Punjab Government issued a new circular regarding the summer vacations in the Colleges and Universities as per notification summer vacations will start on 8th June 2016.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 8
Teachers protest on bifurcation of female Classes
District Larkana: The Teachers of Government Girls Elementary College protested on bifurcation of female classes.
Teacher’s action committee continues protest
District Matiari: The Teachers Action Committee Matiari continued protest strike before DEO Office, against nonpayment of Salary.
Government text books sold
District Badin: The In charge different Schools of Badin did not follow the directives of Chairman Sindh Text Book Board Jamshoro. They have been found involved in selling the Government Text Book to Students in Schools.
Complete Story: Daily Awami Awaz, Page No. 5
Teachers’ salary stopped
District Tando Muhammad Khan: The Members of All Cadres Secondary Teachers Association District Tando Muhammad Khan have said in their joint statement that In Charge Head Master is involved in stopping salary of the Teachers of the Government Higher Secondary School Saeedpur.
Complete Story: Daily Ibrat, Page No. 8
Notices are issued to 46 schools: Dr. Mansoob Siddiqui
Karachi: According to the Director General Private Institution Sindh, Mr. Dr. Mansoob Siddiqui, three inspection teams were formed to report about Private Schools functioning during Summer Vacation. The Team found 46 Schools running during summer vacation and they have been issued notices on not following the orders of Sindh Government and they have been called for explanation on 28th May.
Regional Director suspends registration of 10 private schools
District Mirpurkhas: The Regional Director Private Institutions Mirpurkhas Division, Mr. Abdul Hameed Shaikh has suspended registration of 10 Private Schools, which were still running despite the summer vacation.