28th March 2017

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Army to support Dir admin, education dept to improve standard

Commandant Dir Task Force (DTF) Col Khalid Mahmood Shafi Monday said that Pak Army would fully support the Lower Dir administration and education department to improve standard education in the district.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-28/lahore/10596/76080


In 3 years, 800 employees of Elementary and Secondary Education fired

Around 200 teachers have been fired due to absenteeism.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/289466-todays-print-city-news


Approval given for 550 positions in education and health departments

356 positions approved in the health department whereas 201 in Higher Education, Elementary and Secondary Education Department.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/289472-todays-print-city-news


NTS passed teachers given unofficial positions

Position for grade 16 Secondary school teachers is given to those who passed the 2016 NTS exam.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/289470-todays-print-city-news




Protest against falling quality of education

Ghairam Baloch has announced a protest against the falling quality of education in Balochistan.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/289443-todays-print-city-news




NA panel briefed on education reforms

The National Assembly Standing Committee on Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan on Monday discussed in detail the on-going education reforms in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit Baltistan (G-B)

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201703280059&EN_ID=11201703280026&EMID=11201703280011

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/289450-todays-print-city-news




President Mamnoon Hussain has underscored the importance of imparting quality education to students particularly in science and technology to create a pool of skilled manpower.

Complete Story: http://www.radio.gov.pk/28-Mar-2017/president-underscores-importance-science-technology-education


National moot seeks roadmap for early childhood development

 A two-day national conference on pre-primary education and childcare was held here on Monday at the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and all the stake-holders agreed they should work together with a pro-active approach for early childhood development.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-28/lahore/10600/76072

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Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-28/page-3/detail-45

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Poverty forces parents to send children to laborious work: Dr Nadeem

In his presidential address, Dr. Nadeem Shafiq Malik, Chairman, National Council of Social Welfare said that owing to poverty, parents are forced to send their children to laborious work rather than to educate them.

Complete Story: http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201703/28/page02.php


Children play vital role in nation building: NCSW

National Council of Social Welfare (NCSW) Chairman Dr Nadeem Shafiq Malik has said that children play a vital role in the building of nation and developing human resources, says a press release.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/194908-Children-play-vital-role-in-nation-building-NCSW


Exorbitant prices of Books, uniforms

New academic session is going to start on 1st April and prices of books and uniforms have increased substantially.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104104512&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170328


‘Attacks on schools are destroying the education system’

Attacks by the Taliban and other militant groups are having a devastating impact on education in Pakistan, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released a day before the Second International Conference on Safe Schools in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-28/lahore/10609/76096

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Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/28-Mar-2017/attacks-on-schools-devastate-education-in-pakistan-hrw


NTS functioning without policy, strategy

The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) has found several discrepencies in its special audit of National Testing Service (NTS), however the latter’s official denied most of the findings.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201703280295&EN_ID=11201703280103&EMID=11201703280051


‘Montessori education in all Islamabad schools by year end’

After introducing model Montessori classrooms in 11 schools, the government will ensure Montessori education in all of its schools in Islamabad by the end of the current year under the Prime Minister’s Education Reforms Programme.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/194897-Montessori-education-in-all-Islamabad-schools-by-year-end


Upgrading educational institutes is the need of the hour: Rahat Qadoosi

Representative PML-N, Rahat Qadoosi said up gradation of schools in accordance with today’s world is the need of the hour.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-03-28/page-2


Schools admission drive will start from 30th march

In order to give admissions to 10 million students, an admissions drive will start from 30 march all over Punjab.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/index.aspx?Issue=NP_ISB&Page=Metropolitan_Page009&Date=20170328&Pageno=9&View=1


Mission High School 161 was formed in 1856

A school in Raja Bazaar was established in 1856 and it has been a high school ever since.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104104533&Issue=NP_ISB&Date=20170328


25 million children out of schools

Institute for Policy Reforms have mentioned in their report that Pakistan is not paying adequate attention in several sectors including educations.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/289676-todays-print


Book fair encourage reading habits among people, says French envoy

Organising book fairs in educational institutes is an encouraging move towards boosting up reading habits among the people. There is a need to promote reading at all levels.

Complete Story: https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx?ENI_ID=11201703280039&EN_ID=11201703280018&EMID=11201703280007

Two school buildings razed in Muzaffargarh

Two technical teams on Monday got newly constructed buildings of two schools at Chak 135-TDA demolished after the building experts found usage of substantial material.

Complete Story: http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=28_03_2017_178_003


SOP issued for corrections in education

Under this program, notice will be taken of teachers coming late to schools.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-03-28/page-2


Owners of private schools cause trouble

In tehsil Pind Dadan Khan, private schools are charging fees at exorbitant rate.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-03-28/page-4  


Government is taking revolutionary steps for education: DC Attock

During a session of district level monitoring committee, DC Attock Rana Akbar Hayat said that teachers should play their respective roles in accordance with the programme laid out my CM Shehbaz Sharif on universal primary and secondary education.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/islamabad/2017-03-28/page-9


Our education system needs to be visionary: Allama Riaz Hussain

Jamait-e-AlSunnat Pakistan’s Allama Riaz Hussain said that our education system needs to be visionary in order to survive in today’s world.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-28/page-2/detail-5


Courier service to deliver, collect exam papers for technical education board

For the first time in the Sindh Board of Technical Education’s (SBTE) history, the examination question papers and answer sheets will be delivered to examination centres through a courier service.

Complete Story: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1367082/courier-service-deliver-collect-exam-papers-sindh-technical-education-board/


Event at Matyari School

District Chairman Matyari, Makhdoom Fakhr-ul-Zaman during an event at Matyari School said that education is the need of the hour.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/289202-todays-print


Matric Examinations and Loadshedding in Sukkur

Matric examinations are going to start from 28th March and SEPCO has issued notices regarding load shedding starting from 8am till 2pm.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/289205-todays-print


Electricity should be supplied during Matric examinations

Chief Executive HESCO, Asad Ali said that we will ensure electricity supply during 9th and 10th examinations.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/289169-todays-print

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104104459&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170328


Promotion of 69 Assistant Superintendents delayed

69 Assistant Superintendents in Government schools in Karachi are yet to be promoted.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104104465&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170328


Teacher’s promotion system decentralised

Secretary School’s Education Aziz Khaili has decentralised the system to deal with teachers promotions.

Complete Story: https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1104104472&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20170328


Majlis-e-Mubahis arranges Debating competition at Government College University Lahore

A 4-day debating event was organised by Majlis-e-Mubahis at GCU Lahore. UET took first prize in Urdu Debating.

Complete Story: https://jang.com.pk/print/289508-todays-print-city-news


‘Badal Dou’ educational campaign

7 NGOs have released an advert called ‘Badal Dou’ which delivers a message of change through education.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2017-03-28/page-2

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/28-Mar-17/badal-dou-to-train-thousands-in-inclusive-learning-methods

Complete Story: http://nationalcourier.pk/metropolis/mass-education-learning-campaign-launched-karachi/

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/badal-do-campaign-launched/


Students should avoid cheating in exams: CM Syed Murad Ali Shah

CM Syed Murad Ali Shah has addressed parents in a letter that they should tell their children to avoid cheating in the upcoming examinations.

Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2017-03-28/page-2


Letters to the Editor


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