28th September 2016

National Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Kohat, Students of primary school Bhora Garhi forced to study under open sky

The students of Primary School Bhora Garhi are forced to study in the open because of incomplete building and any bad incident can be happened at any time. The school only has four classrooms and the condition of two of them is very poor.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/peshawar/2016-09-28/page-2

KP govt firm to put education system on right track: Ghani

Advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Higher Education and Information Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani has said that promotion of education is the top priority of the present PTI led provincial government. He was addressing as chief guest at the launching ceremony of BS programme in the discipline of linguistics and English literature in Edwards College here on Tuesday. 

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/kp-govt-firm-to-put-education-system-on-right-track-ghani/


Lakki DC seeks report on closed girls’ schools

The deputy commissioner has directed the local women education officer to submit a report within three days about the measures taken to reopen the closed schools and action against the teachers not attending to their duties.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1286572/lakki-dc-seeks-report-on-closed-girls-schools


Private school owners reject new exam system

The district chapter of Private Educational Institutions Association rejected the proposed board examinations for 5th grade students, saying government gave no importance to the viewpoint of the stakeholders in that regard.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1286576/private-school-owners-reject-new-exam-system


Students of Working Folks Grammar School stage protest

The students of the Working Folks Grammar School on Tuesday staged a protest against the closure of the schools due to protest of the teaching staff and other employees against the non-release of their withheld salaries.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/153137-Students-of-Working-Folks-Grammar-School-stage-protest


Youth to be facilitated in getting higher education

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said on Tuesday that the federal government was committed to providing maximum facilities of higher education to the youth and had empowered the Higher Education Commission to render its valuable services in this regard.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1286578/youth-to-be-facilitated-in-getting-higher-education



Transfers, postings made in Education Dept

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has ordered postings and transfers of the male and female officers of the Elementary and Secondary Education Department, said a notification issued here by the Establishment Department on Tuesday.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/153140-Transfers-postings-made-in-Education-Dept





Fata teachers demand release of salaries

The teachers from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and Frontier Region Bannu on Tuesday staged a protest to demand services upgradation and release of withheld salaries.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/153142-Fata-teachers-demand-release-of-salaries





29pc primary schools in Pakistan have only one teacher

Around half of all government primary schools in Sindh and Balochistan and 29pc in Pakistan as a whole have only one teacher each. This was stated in the Pakistan Education Atlas 2016, which added that currently 36,408 primary schools in the country were run by one teacher each.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1286554/29pc-primary-schools-in-pakistan-have-only-one-teacher




Global education monitoring report launch

UNESCO Pakistan is planning to launch the forthcoming 2016 Global Education Monitoring Report (GEMR) on September 28, 2016 featuring leading voices and distinguished experts from government, international organizations, civil society and academia.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/global-education-monitoring-report-launch/


Literacy a must for progress: Razina

Chairperson National Commission for Human Development (NCHD), former Senator Razina Alam addressed to the members of 43rd Commission meeting here yesterday.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/islamabad/28-Sep-2016/literacy-a-must-for-progress-razina




Students of Gordon College performed brilliantly in Intermediate exams

Students of Gordon College Shoib Ahmad and Umir Karamat achieved 2nd and 3rd positions in Arts group of Intermediate 2nd year annual exams 2016. Shoaib got 2ndposition with 828 marks and Umair got 3rd position with 825 marks.

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Daily wage education staff to strike from Oct 1 

The daily wage teaching and non-teaching staff working at various schools and colleges in Islamabad Capital Territory has once again threatened to protest strike unless their dues for the past three months are paid.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1189760/unpaid-dues-daily-wage-education-staff-strike-oct-1/


Baloch students visit HEC

Over 150 students from universities of Balochistan visited Higher Education Commission (HEC) Secretariat on Tuesday.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/153174-Baloch-students-visit-HEC



687 scholarships awarded for Ph.D during 2015-16

Minister of State for Education Muhammad Balighur Rehman on Tuesday informed the Senate that Higher Education Commission (HEC) had awarded 687 scholarships for PhD during 2015-16. He said that scholarships worth Rs 558 million including 415 foreign and 272 local in various disciplines were awarded.

Complete Story: http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/27-Sep-16/687-scholarships-awarded-for-phd-during-2015-16


New area education officers appointed

The Federal Directorate of Education has appointed new area education officers to Sihala and Tarnol sectors.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/153154-New-area-education-officers-appointed




100 schools to get water purifying plants

New water purification plants worth Rs40 million will be installed at 100 government schools in Multan, said District Coordination Officer Nadir Chattha while speaking to journalists on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1189833/facilitating-students-100-schools-get-water-purifying-plants/


Minister vows to improve education standard

For education sector, the Punjab government has allocated Rs320 billion which is 400 times greater than the funds allocated by the government of PML-Q leader Pervaiz Elahi, claimed the Punjab education minister.

Complete Story: http://nation.com.pk/national/28-Sep-2016/minister-vows-to-improve-education-standard


All schools in Raiwind will be closed on 30th September

Al Pakistan Private Schools Association has announced that all schools in Raiwind will remain closed due to PTI’s march.

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Increasing enrolment rate and providing higher education is our top most priority

New EDO Education Lahore Tariq Rafiq has said that our top most priority is to increase enrolment rate in government Educational institutes and providing quality and higher education according to vision of CM Punjab.

Complete story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2016-09-28/page-12/detail-6


Quality educational institution being built in Gwadar: CM

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said the Punjab government is working on the project of Khadim-e-Punjab Bahria Model School and College in Gwadar which will play an important role in providing quality education to children of Balochistan. 

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/153193-Quality-educational-institution-being-built-in-Gwadar-CM


Campuses’ issue causing rift between authorities

The issue of unapproved degree programmes and unauthorised sub-campuses of private universities/ institutes of the province is causing a rift between Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) and Higher Education Department (HED) as the task of publishing a “parent alert” about the unapproved degree programmes and unauthorised sub-campuses could not be performed despite the passage of over a week. 

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/153190-Campuses-issue-causing-rift-between-authorities


Arid varsity to establish two more campuses

The Pir Mehar Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) will be establishing campuses in Mandra and Murree, according to the varsity’s Vice Chancellor Dr Rai Niaz Ahmed.

Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1286553/arid-varsity-to-establish-two-more-campuses




Murad hints at imposing ‘education emergency’ to boost school enrolment

“With over six million children out of school in Sindh, we need to impose an education emergency here to bring our children back to school,” said Sindh chief minister Syed Murad Ali Shah at the inaugural session of the second Sindh Joint Education Sector Review being conducted by the Sindh education and literacy department.

Complete Story:







Poor Inter arts results

Sindh education minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar took ‘serious’ notice of 14 higher secondary schools and colleges that obtained zero per cent in results for intermediate in arts, said a statement issued on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1189528/poor-inter-arts-results-education-minister-takes-notice/


http://pakobserver.net/action-against-institutions-showing-poor-results/ http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1103768475&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20160928



KE donates computers to public school

K-Electric has donated fully functional desktop computers to Qurtaba Government Boys and Girls Elementary School located in Shireen Jinnah Colony. Over 250 students will be able to use computers for the first time in their school.

Complete Story: http://pakobserver.net/ke-donates-computers-to-public-school/


University of Karachi, MBBS 4th year professional exams’ results announced

According to Head of Examination of University of Karachi the results of MBBS 4th year professional annual exams 2016 has been announced.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-28-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=184789


University of Sindh, results of LLB announced

University of Sindh’s Head of Examination has announced the results of LLB part 1, 2 and 3 annual examination 2016. According to details 2314 candidates appeared in exams from which 1450 passed and 76 failed.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-28-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=184796


Gold Medal will be given to position holder students in whole Sindh

Governor Sindh Dr. Ashrat ul Ibad has said that position holder students of whole Sindh will be given gold medal for their encouragement.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-28-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=184793


Condition of Schools and Colleges is poor, provincial education department is being divided in two parts

Provincial Minister of Education Jam Mehtab has said that Provincial Education Department is being divided in two parts to make education better in the province. He has admitted that condition of Government schools and colleges is poor and has said that division of education department will make education quality better.

Complete story: http://e.jang.com.pk/09-28-2016/Karachi/pic.asp?picname=184787



School allegedly paying salaries to deceased employee

The officers of the Sukkur education department are very generous towards their employees – to the extent that even one of their deceased staffer has been getting salaries for the last three years, it emerged on Tuesday.

Complete Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1189519/dead-three-years-school-allegedly-paying-salaries-deceased-employee/


Letters to the Editor


HEC achievement

Watching the names of seven Pakistani universities in the Times Higher Education World University rankings is indeed a delight. The credit goes to the HEC whose vigilant role in quality assurance has given such favourable results.

Complete Story: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/153119-HEC-achievement


Regional Press:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Importance of education and research cannot be denied in this age

Peshawar: The Governor Khyber Paktunkhuwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said that education and research holds importance in the modern age cannot be denied. Without education, success is impossible. He was addressing a ceremony at Sarhad University of Science and Technology. He further said that Fata and Khyber Paktunkuwa have immense talent but employing this talent requires paying full attention. To education. Successful nations have strong educational backgrounds so there is a need to pay special attention towards higher education and the field of research.

Complete Story:  Daily Surkhab, Peshawar,Page No.2


Students Protest against closure of Workers Welfare Board schools

Peshawar: Students have protested against the closure of Workers Welfare Board‘s schools in front of the local press club, threatening that if schools will remain closed, then they will protest in front of Banigala. These students said that 45 Workers Welfare Board‘s schools have been closed since 2 years because of teachers’ non-payment of salaries strike. In the name of change, the government has forgotten workers’ children and families. They demanded that the matter be resolved immediately.

Complete Story:  Daily Subh, Peshawar,Page No.3


Classes boycott by teachers; Government asked to exhibit wisdom

Peshawar: ANP Secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that he fully supports Peshawar University teachers, emphasizing that teachers are nation builders; conflict with them can never benefit the country and is equivalent to wasting the time of students. He was addressing the boycott camp. He further said that the government must show some wisdom to resolve issues rather than creating them.

Complete Story:  Daily Aaj, Peshawar, Page No.4


Haphazard and chaotic system in Government High School Pasdkhel Landi Kotal

Peshawar: A haphazard and chaotic system currently exists in the Government High School Pasdkhel Landi Kotal. Students have complained that teachers only come to school to have lunch and read the newspaper; moreover they have also stolen school fans and are destroying busy students’ future completely. They further said that most of the working day, teachers are absent from the school and instead of teaching, they ask students to bring lunch for them from their homes. These teachers misbehaved with the Khyber news team and broken their cameras a few days ago, while the journalists were trying to highlight the school’s problems.

Complete Story:  Akhbar-e-Khyber, Peshawar,Page No.3


Teachers Protest against Director Education Fata

Peshwar: Fata and Bannu Teachers have protested against the Director Education Fata inappropriate behavior; he is proving to be a hindrance of the appointment of teachers. They said that Director Fata Education is an ineligible and inexperienced person, which is causing the waste of specialized funds allocated for these schools.

Complete Story:  Mashriq, Peshawar,Page No.3


Development of Education sector a  top Government priority

Peshawar: The Special Assistant to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Chief Minister on Higher education, Mushtaq Ghani has said that development of the education sector is the top government priority currently. Efforts are being made to ensure to make teachers’ attendance 100% via a monitoring system. He said that education has always been neglected in the history of the country, but is now a top priority. He said that PTI is setting up the 1st technical university in Nowshera and with all the steps that the party is taking in the province, education will soon bring a revolution. He said that he has signed contracts with Austria through which the young generation will be able to acquire education abroad. He also discussed curricular and non-curricular syllabus of schools and praised the role of Edwards College for the development of education.

Complete Story:  Khabrain, Peshawar,Page No.3




Chaman Boys & Degree Colleges are deprived of principals

District Chaman: The Government Boys Degree College & Inter Girls College are facing an absence of principals. As a result, parents and students are worried about their future. The former principal retired 3 months ago but the education department has still been unable to recruit anyone as his replacement. As a result, college activties are not being conducted in their entirety. Parents demanded that a new principal be appointed as soon as possible.

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Polytechnical college diminishing: Abid Adeed

District Quetta: Mr. Abid Adeed Baloch & Mr. Shahzad Malik Aasim Shahwani have made a joint statement that said that Government College of Technology Saryab road has been ruined by the college’s corrupt principal. They said that the principal embezzles funds, violates merit and bypasses higher authorities. They demanded that the CM Balochsitan, Secretary Colleges & Director colleges Tehnical Education fire the corrupt principal for the greater good of students. 

Complete story: Daily Baakhabar Quetta, Page No: 02


Girls/Boys middle & High schools should be constructed in district Sherani: Abdul Rehman Harifal

District Sherani: A Social activist Mr. Abdul Rehman Harifal has demanded from the provincial Government and Education secretary that Girls/Boys middle & high schools be constructed in district Sherani for educational upliftment in the region. He said schools scarcity creating hindrences for acquiring Education. He said to mitigate Educational gap in far flunf areas Government should take practical steps towards the resolution of the matter.

Complete story: Daily Qudrat Quetta, Page No: 02


Baloch Educational institutions victims of destruction: Ihsanullah

District Quetta: Insaf Student Federation of Government Science College Quetta’s President Mr. Ihsanullah Kakar has said that at present most Baloch educational institutionals are victims of ruin. Most primary  schools are being run a handful of teachers while scholarships have been stopped and fees increased; this has shattered the motivation of both parents and students to keep continuing their education.

Complete story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No: 03


NTS teachers appointments should be ensured: GTA Chaman

District Qilla Abdullah: Mr. Haji Nasrullah of GTA Chaman along with others said that 2.5 years have passed but NTS pass students are still awaiting legitimate appointments while the government is in deep slumber not making an effort to accommodate meritorious aspirants. They said that if the government cannot give means of livelihood to the general public then they should not promise basic rights to people. They demanded that NTS pass students be employed as soon as possible.

Complete story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No: 06





Appointment of 500 new Teachers approved for Government Schools in Rajanpur

District Rajanpur: The Deputy Education Officer Jam Pur, Mr. Choudhary Muhammad Nawaz Khan has announced that the Government of Punjab, in accordance with the recommendations of Rajanpur’s  MNAs and MPAs, has approved the appointment of 500 new Teachers in Government Schools in the district to make up for the lack of teaching staff in the area. The call for teachers’ recruitment will be announced within two months.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-09-28/page-11         


Decision to appoint retires army personnel to monitor literacy schools

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Literacy Department Punjab has decided to appoint retired army personnel to monitor literacy schools in the area. In the first phase, appointment will be done in 13 districts of Punjab.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-09-28/page-08          


MA/M. Sc Annual Examination to be held on 06th October, 2016: Islamia University Bahawalpur

District Bahawalpur: According to the Islamia University Bahawalpur Board MA/MSc for regular and private students, annual examination for 2016 will be held on 06-10-2016 at the Examination Center of Bahawalpur as well as Hasilpur, Chastain, Bahawalnagar, Haroonabad, Fortabad, Dera Nawab, Khanpur, Rahim Yar Khan and Sadiqabad. Roll numbers and examination schedule for eligible candidates have been dispatched. Information for regular candidates has been sent to principals of colleges. In case the required documents are not received by 03-10-2016, candidates can contact the controller office of Islamia University Bahawalpur.

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-09-28/page-02          


List of poor Performance School Heads dispatched to Chief Minister for action

District Multan: The Education Department Schools Punjab has dispatched a list of School Heads grade 20 of different Schools who shown poor result and poor performance in Education to Chief Minister of Punjab for action.  

Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-09-28/page-08          


Girls School Ahmed Pur Lama: No headmistress since last year

District Rahim Yar Khan: Locals of Ahmed Pur Lama have protested that the headmistress of Girls School Ahmed Pur Luma retired last year, but her position is vacant to this day. They added that the education activities have been affected severely by this absence. They demanded that higher authorities of the Education Department immediately appoint a headmistress to save the future of the local students.

Complete Story: Daily Khabrain, Multan, Page No.11


85000 laptops to be distributed on merit to university Students

District Rahim Yar Khan: The Chief Coordinator of the Prime Minister for the Youth Program and Higher Education, Mr. Mukhdoom Adeel ul Reman has stated that in line with instructions of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, 15000 laptops have been distributed to date. 85000 laptops will be distributed in totality to students of universities. He also added that on the exclusive instructions of the Prime Minister, 50000 youth are currently interning and an additional 50000 will get similar opportunities soon.

Complete Story: Daily Express, Rahim Yar Khan, Page No.02




3 Schools of Malir in dilapidated state

Karachi: Three Schools of Lit Basti Malir are currently in a ramshackle condition, due to the carelessness of authorities in the area, which is affecting the education of more than 300 students.  Shortage of basic facilities has forced students to sit in a community hall for all their schooling activities.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130437218&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160928


Primary School building crumbling

District Naushehro Feroz: The building of the Government Main Primary School Tharoo Shah is damaged to a dangerous extent and may collapse at any moment. Secretary Education visited the building a year ago, but no construction work has been begun to date.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130437243&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160928


Closed Schools of Kaloi not opening despite notice of Education Department

District Thurparker: The Taluka Education Officer paid a surprise visit to schools of Taluka Kaloi, but excluded those schools from his list that were occupied by local landlords. Local have complained that his visit has not changed the situation in any way.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130437232&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160928


Sindh assembly passes resolution to teach Sindhi at all private and government schools in the province

Karachi: Sindh Assembly passed a resolution submitted by Nand Kumar of Muslim League (Functional), to recognize Sindhi as one of the national languages of Pakistan. MPAs presented legislative businesses in Sindh Assembly on the occasion of Private Members’ Day on Tuesday. The session was being headed by the Deputy Speaker of Sindh Assembly Shehla Raza. Mr Kumar said that Sindhi is an old, historical and traditional heritage and should be taught as a compulsory language in all government and private schools.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-09-28/news/page1/1%20(28).htm


Primary School building did not construct after two years

District Khairpur Mir: The building of Government Primary School Paleja Muhalla , near Hingorja, has not been constructed since the project began two years ago. More than a 100 students are currently forced to sit and study out in the open.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130437247&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160928


Villagers protest against closure of school

District Thatto: The residents of village Alan Khan Palari have protested against the closure of primary schools of the village and the absence of teachers in it.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130437271&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160928


Future of hundreds of children at stake due to closure of schools

District Thatto: Schools of more than 20 villages of the Union Council of Buhara are lying dysfunctional, leaving hundreds of children deprived of getting basic education. The schools are closed on the premise of construction work.

Complete Story: http://dailyjeejal.com/e-paper/2016-09-28/news/page3/1%20(2).htm


More than 60 lac children in Sindh are out of Schools: Murad Ali Shah

Karachi: A meeting was held regarding the education situation in the province under the Chief Minister Sindh. He stated said that there are 45000 Schools in Sindh, but due to the refusal of teachers to teach , 60 lac children in are out of school in the province. He added that improvement in education standards is a top priority of the current government. He stated that steps are being taken through the imposition of an education emergency.

Complete Story: http://sindhexpress.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=130437448&Issue=NP_HYD&Date=20160928